Violet M. Kyburz

V. KyburzCULLOM – Violet M. Kyburz, 95, of Normal and formerly of Cullom, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Violet was born on a farm near Sibley on June 20, 1921, daughter of George Henry and Agnes Lucy StehleGarrels. She married Dan Kyburz March 20, 1943 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kyburz in Chatsworth. Her husband preceded her in death on July 16, 2003. Surviving are two daughters: Linda (Gary) Roberts of Mt. Zion; and Susan (John) Fox of Downs; seven grandchildren: Kip Harms of Cullom; Kregg Harms of Cabery; Chad (Ele) Roberts of Erie, Colorado; Ginger (Mike) Murt of Paducah, Kentucky; Denver (Angie) Fox of Heyworth; Levi Fox of Austin, Texas; and Logan Fox of Libertyville. Five great-grandchildren: Savannah Murt, Corbin Fox, Drew Roberts, Lyla Fox and Ezra Fox; a sister-in-law, Betty Kyburz of Indianapo-lis, Indiana; and good friend, Virginia Lee of Chatsworth, also survive. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Roy Harms; and brother, Edward Garrels. Vi worked for a confectionary in Forrest after graduating from Forrest High School. She married Dan and moved to a farm northwest of Chatsworth. She and Dan farmed, raised dairy cattle and later both worked at the Conibear Drug Store in Chatsworth. She taught Sunday School at the Chatsworth Methodist Church for 18 years and was a Girl Scout Leader for 15 years. She was on the United Methodist Church and Centennial Committees, and was a member of the Women’s Club and Home Extension for 75 years. Dan and Vi moved to a farm east of Cullom in 1978 to raise their two grandsons, and later moved into town in June, 1990. Vi eventually moved to Bloomington, first into an apartment, then the Blair House and finally Heartland Health Care Center. Vi was proud to be a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She served the church, schools and communities of Chatsworth and Cullom. She loved her three daughters, loved to cook for her grandchildren, and was happy to meet her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed celebrating birthdays and holidays, and brought joy and laughter to all events. She will be greatly missed. Her funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, in the Cullom United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. Burial followed in Chats-worth Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials in Violet’s name may be left to the Cullom United Methodist Church or Cullom Fire & EMS. Her guestbook may be signed at www.calvertmemo Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, was in charge of arrangements.