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Rev. Gary L. Curl

February 6, 1940 — February 22, 2023

Sycamore

Rev. Gary L. Curl

 

Rev. Gary L. Curl Age 83 of Sycamore, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Born February 6, 1940 in Kankakee, Illinois, Gary was a son of the late Jack and Gladys (Yeaman) Curl. He was raised in Manteno by his parents and his grandmother, Anna Yeaman.

Having been ordained in 1979, Gary served as Pastor of United Methodist Churches in the Chicago neighborhoods of Irving Park and Canaryville, as well as churches in LaSalle, Orland Park, Antioch, Elgin, and Morrison. Gary retired from active ministry in 2008, but continued to serve as a mentor to students preparing for ordination.

Gary's family includes his wife of 46 years, Marybeth (Nolan) Curl of Sycamore, his children: Bernadette, Todd, and Amanda; brothers and sisters: Janice (Ronald) Heppe and Edward (Mary Ann) Curl, both of Manteno, Sharon (Johnie) Howard of Lexington, Kentucky, and the late Dennis Curl and his wife, Betty of West Chicago. In addition, Gary leaves numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews, and many cousins, including his cousin and friend, Jerry (Patricia) Curl of Ottawa, Illinois.

Per Gary's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made as gifts in Gary's memory to: the Sycamore United Methodist Church 160 West Johnson Avenue Sycamore, Il 60178, or Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, PO Box 3489, Newton, Connecticut, 06470.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1st 2023 at the Sycamore United Methodist Church, with visitation starting at 10am, a memorial service at 11am, and luncheon to follow.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Homes (www.Reeves-Baskerville.com) 815-634-2125.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central (no DST) time)

Sycamore United Methodist Church

160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178

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Saturday, April 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Sycamore United Methodist Church

160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178

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