Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Barbara J. Gerdts

Celebration of Life funeral services for Barbara “Bobbi” J. Gerdts, 80, of Champaign, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

gerdtsBurial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

The Rev. Dr. Rachel Berry and The Rev. John Kraps will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gerdts passed away at 7:58 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

She was born June 7, 1933, in Danville, Ill., a daughter of Mac and Elsie (Adams) Chesnut.

She married the man of her dreams, Gerold Gerdts on Aug. 9, 1953, in Collison, Ill. He survives.

Other survivors include a sister, Donna Poyner of Catlin; a brother, Robert Chesnut of Danville; several nieces and nephews, friends at Bob Evans Restaurant, Taffee’s Restaurant, and her Thursday Lunch Group.

Mrs. Gerdts was employed as a customer service representative at Illinois Power Company for over 40 years.

She was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Champaign. She was a member of the Champaign Elks Club and the Women of the Moose.

Her hobbies included bowling, taking bus trips, and flower gardening. She was an Illini fan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 2201 County Road 900 E, Champaign, IL 61822.

Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


On behalf of Halfar Plumbing, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Bobbi and Gerold have been customers of ours for quite some time. They live near our shop, so when they needed plumbing service, they would stop in and see us personally. It was always a joy to speak with them. They are the sweetest couple. I fondly remember Bobbi’s happy disposition and her adorable little chuckle. We will certainly miss her. Please give Gerold and his family our condolences.

Shannon Isaac
Office Manager
Halfar Plumbing