Gayle O. Brockelsby, 78, of Edinburg, IL died at 11:38pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Heritage Manor Healthcare, Springfield, IL. He was born October 6, 1932. On October 19, 1952 he married Margaret Elder in the Berea Christian Church at Mt. Auburn.  Gayle was a farmer in the Edinburg area.  He was a member of the Edinburg Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Brockelsby of Edinburg; 2 sons, Steve (Marcia) Brockelsby of Taylorville, Bruce Brockelsby of Edinburg; 3 daughters, Marsha (Mike) Lanham of Taylorville, Judy (Gary) McKinnie of Morrisonville, and Janet (Scott) Haines of Edinburg.  10 grandchildren, 11 great -grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Agnes Brockelsby, Daughter-in-law, Cathy Brockelsby, two brothers, Merle Brockelsby and Carl Brockelsby and a sister, Mildred Gowdy.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 3pm at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Rev. Rob Peterson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Edinburg Chapter F.F.A, C/O Edinburg High School, 100 East Martin, Edinburg, IL 62531 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be made online at




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