We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Clarence "Gene" Throop

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013 for 72 year old Clarence "Gene" Throop of Ellis Grove, IL who died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.

Gene was born February 7, 1941 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Clarence and Vivan (Johnson) Throop. He married Janet Herschbach on November 24, 1960 in Ellis Grove, IL and she preceded him in death on January 11, 2013.

Survivors include four children, Bobbi Mauer and Mark Throop both of Ellis Grove, IL, Jackie Mitchel of Chester, IL and Laurie Williamson of Ava, IL. Four siblings, Tom Throop of Du Quoin, IL, Irene Thies of Steeleville, IL, Mary Stork of Dyersburg, TN and Bill Johnson of Belton, TX. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, one half-brother and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Monday, December 2, 2013 and after 7:30am Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for Clarence "Gene" Throop will be held at 10am on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Phil Keeton officiating.

Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, IL.

Memorials can be made to the family in care of Mark Throop.