Albert E. Wharmby
Graveside Celebration of Life services for Albert E. Wharmby, 84, of Niles, Ill., formerly of Champaign, will be at 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2011, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.
The Rev. Tom Corum will officiate. Masonic Rites will be accorded.
Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Wharmby passed away at 8:36 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Kindred Hospital, Northlake, Ill.
He was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Champaign, the son of Albert and Lois (Ayers) Wharmby. He married Margaret Grant Oct. 30, 1954, in Champaign. She preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1996.
He is survived by two sisters, Barbara Seifert, of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Mary Jo (Duane) Foster, of Downers Grove.
Before his retirement, Mr. Wharmby was employed as a freight conductor with the Illinois Central Railroad. He was a graduate of Urbana High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Amvets.
Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.