|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2011|
TILDEN -- Wendell Gibson Aitken of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Tilden, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Auburndale, Fla. He was 84.
He was born July 8, 1927, to H. Emerson Aitken and Grace G. Gray Aitken in Tilden.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lea Aitken; children, Gregory (Pat) Aitken of Sparta, Lynne (Neil) Harris of Sparta, Lyle (Amy) Aitken of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Michelle (Ed) Heinen, Matthew (Holly) Aitken, Wesley (Mary) Harris, Lindsay (Matt) Espenschied, Neely (Alan) Smith, Ashley (Michael) Martin; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, James Aitken (Elva); seven nieces and nephews and two stepsons, Allen Menzel of Tennessee and Wayne Menzel of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dean Aitken and twin brother, Wayne Aitken.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in Tilden Presbyterian Church. A gathering of friends and family will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburn-dale, FL 33823.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on August 28, 2011
Hugh Emerson Aitken (1890 - 1960)
Grace Geraldine Gray Aitken (1897 - 1969)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Nancy~
Record added: May 22, 2012
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