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Gilberta Jean Friend

Birth Date: October 5, 1932
Death Date: February 12, 2018

Gilberta Jean Friend, 85, of Decatur, passed away Monday morning, February 12, 2018, at Mason Point Nursing Home in Sullivan.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Jean Friend will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Central Christian Church.

The family of Jean Friend is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the obituary online, send condolences, and share memories at

February 15, 2018
4:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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Memorial Service
February 16, 2018
11:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I am Saddened to know about your Mother my dear cousin, please be strong and have courage in your heart. I will be with you in every situation and task that you may perform. Please know that I’m with you in spirit. I will never forget your Mother’s big smiles when I would see her. :heart:

  2. Very sad to see this news. Jean and her family welcomed my mother and aunt (who were Jean's cousins) into their home when they moved to Decatur in the 1940's. My mother never forgot their hospitality and stayed close with Jean all of her life. I remember Jeannie (as we called her) as a kind and generous person and she will be missed. Andy Burkett, Edwardsville, IL

  3. So sorry to hear about Jean passing away. Such a fun lady to have at our Red Hat lunches. I will always remember her perfect hairdos! She always like my handmade door prizes! We will miss her so much.
    Pat Cirks

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