Garry D. Personett

Born: Sun., Jul. 28, 1946
Died: Sun., Apr. 15, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 19, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 20, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Garry Dee Personett, 71, of Barry, IL passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on July 28, 1946 to Gilbert "Gib" and Ethel Johnson Personett in Barry, IL.  He married his wife of over 50 years, Jeanne Jeffries in Pittsfield, IL and she survives.

Garry graduated from Barry High School.  He worked for Brown Shoe Company for a few years before going on to work at the Pike County Highway Department where he retired after 40 years of service in 2009 as a Supervisor.  Garry enjoyed playing horseshoes.  He liked watching old Westerns and liked horses.  He loved racing and enjoyed watching Nascar and Outlaw Racing.  He was a big fan of Dale Earnhardt.  Garry really loved attending all of his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with his family.  

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; two sons, Steve (Teresa) Personett of Pittsfield, IL and Mark Personett of Barry, IL; a daughter, Stacy (John) Raftery of Barry, IL; nine grandchildren, Caitlyn (Adam Hulvey) Personett, Abigail (Levi Cooley) Personett, Alicia (Justin) McCarl, Kenna (Adam) De Fina, Shelby Mager, Korbyn Personett, Keller Personett, Emma Raftery, and Ethan Raftery; three great grandchildren, Cora Price, Elaina Hulvey, Gabriel De Fina, and one on the way; and a sister, Ruth (Frank) Armistead of Barry, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Chad Personett in infancy; and sister, Bonnie Bailey.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Jim Jacques officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Baylis United Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Garry's memory to the following organization:

Baylis Baptist Church

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Ed Parker
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Steve, Teresa and girls, so sorry for your loss. I am here for you all. Love Ed

Rob and Bonnie Meats
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Our deepest condolences for this great loss. Garry was a great friend and co-worker. I will never forget all his help and teasing when we worked together at the Highway Department. He is and will be missed by all who knew him.

Bonnie Meats

Constance Blue
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Dear Stacy & family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.

LEE Liehr
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018

Gary Jeffries
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018

EXPRESSION OF LOVE EASEL was sent by Gary and Cheree.

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of a wonderful brother in law; however we are left with many great memories. With heavy emotion and lots of love, Gary and Cheree Jeffries Kathy, Ryan and Alex

Raymond & Joan Moffit
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Jeanne, we are so sorry to hear of Garry’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you both over the years! You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers! Joan & Raymond Moffit

Lynn Phillips
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Sorry for your loss.

Kathleen Clancy
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Kathy Jeffries Clancy.

Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these flowers sent in sympathy help comfort you today. With all our love, Kathy, Alex, Ryan and Emily Jeffries

Fred and Kay Kleinschmidt
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

John, Becky and Parker Pruden
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We are so sorry for your loss.

John and diana schnepf
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
Sorry for the loss of a very good man. Gary always made me laugh whem we talked.

Loren (Jocko) Crowder
   Posted Sat April 21, 2018
To all of Garry's Family-
I'm so very saddened to learn of Garry's passing. I've been gone from Pike Co. for many years now, but knew Garry since back in the 60's when Ralph's Drive In/Skating Rink in Pittsfield was the "In" place on weekends. I will always be proud to have know Garry, and will cherish the memories of time we spent together. He was "good people", and always fun to be around. May God bless and keep you all as you begin to heal.

Bob and Kathleen Dunn
   Posted Sun April 22, 2018
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of Garry. We remember you both and Jeanne’s parents of whom we were so fond. Please accept our condolences and sympathy.
Bob and Kathleen Dunn

Kay Nicholson
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Dear Jeanne, Your Nicholson cousins, myself (Kay), Mary Ann, Nancy and Roy would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your husband Garry. We are lifting prayers that our Heavenly Father grant you comfort, strength and peace in the days, weeks and months to come. We are sorry to have lost touch with you since we were so close as children. I remember wearing a red velvet dress in your wedding 50 years ago. I would like to hear from you and can be reached at or (586) 536-4510 Again, our heartfelt sympathy and love, Kay Nicholson

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Jeanne, Steve, Mark, Stacy and all your extended families,
Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayer.
I was vey sorry to learn of Gary having passed. He was always friendly, pleasant and smiling. I also remember my Dad, Joe Claus and Mom Glenna speaking of their fondness for Gary in the shoe factory days.
My hope is there are many warm and pleasant memories to sustain you and the Love of God to comfort you now and I the days to come.
Sorry this is so late, with no addresses, a very nice benefit, one of many with the funeral home. So Sincerely, Bonnie

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