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Thomas Eugene Elbs, 74, of Villa Grove died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Joines Funeral Home, Illinois Route 130 South, with the Rev. Nick Showalter officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Camargo Cemetery.
Tom was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Tuscola, a son of Fred and Mary (Pickett) Elbs. He is survived by two daughters, Kim (Jon) Baker of Tolono and Lisa (Mark) Yates of Villa Grove; grandsons, Ryan Yates, Tyler Elbs, Joe Baker and Tom Baker; and great-granddaughter Kaelynn Elbs; and sister, Betty Pflum of Kerrville, Texas. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. Tom was a member of the Tri-City Country Club in Villa Grove and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Tuscola. Tom was an ironworker for over 40 years, working out of Iron Workers Local No. 380 in Urbana.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and being with his family and friends. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.