Karl Kimble Ives, 92, of Forsyth, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Hickory Point Nursing Home in the care of Safe Haven Hospice.
Services to celebrate Karl's life will be 11 AM Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. with Military Honors. There will be no visitation.
Karl was born April 1, 1924, in Birkbeck, Illinois. He was the son of True and Clara (Willson) Ives. He graduated from Wapella High School in 1942. Karl attended Millikin before proudly serving in the U.S. Navy at Solomon Island for three years. He married Phyllis Jean Hulburt on May 4,
1946 in Freeport, IL. Karl was a grain and livestock farmer in Wapella. He was a director on the Dewitt Savings Bank, Clinton, IL board for 20
years and was also a member of the Clinton Country Club, the Clinton Elks,
and the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Karl and Phyllis had many fond
memories with dear friends in their gourmet club, bridge club, and their
swim club. After retiring from farming the couple moved to Clinton, and
also enjoyed their winters in Florida. For the past eleven years they
have resided in Forsyth. He also loved spending time with their dog
Millie. Last May Karl and Phyllis celebrated 70 wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Ives, Forsyth, one daughter,
Karla Jean Manceaux, Decatur, one grandson, Chad (Jessica) Stewart, Blain,
Pennsylvania, and five great grandchildren, Taylor, Larry, Kevin, Casey,
and Timothy Kimble Stewart. Karl will also be missed by his 4 nieces and
2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Steven
Kimble Ives, two sisters, Harriet Jane Bruning, Orange, California, Anita
M. Gibson, Clinton, Illinois, and a brother-in-law Dr. James Hulburt,
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of
Home Helpers of Clinton for their love and kindness over the past few
years, and also a special thank you to Safe Haven Hospice for their care
Memorials can be directed to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or
Clinton Presbyterian Church.