11:27am CDT, 04/23/14

Obituaries

Matthew C. Austin


~~Matthew C. "Matt" Austin, 47, of Brownstown, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in St. Elmo, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the First Church Of God, Vandalia, IL, with Pastors Dave Keefer and Jim Giffin, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00

Remola R. Eyman


~~Remola R. Eyman, 86, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.

 

Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, . Burial will follow at  McInturff  Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (before the

Verlene Borton


Verlene (Blair) Borton, 97, of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 5:55 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Effingham Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL. 

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 with a viewing one hour prior to service at the Full Gospel Church in Edgewood, IL.  Judy Poe will be officiating. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation

Laurie Alice Warner


~~Laurie Alice (Tegenkamp) Warner, 43, of St. Elmo, died at 3:18 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at Beecher City Cemetery, Beecher City. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April

Lenora Charlotte Ida Ziegler


~~Lenora Charlotte Ida Ziegler, 89, of Altamont, left this world to be with Jesus Monday afternoon, April 7, 2014, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, in Effingham.
 Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 11, at St. Paul (Blue Point) Lutheran Church, rural Altamont, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation for Aunt Norie will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kull

Haven Clifford Nelson


~~Haven Clifford Nelson, 85, of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 12:42 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL. 

 


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 with Mark White officiating.  Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery following service.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,

Dorothy A. Wyant


~Dorothy A. Wyant, 89, passed away at 5:50pm, Friday, April 4, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, Monday, April 7, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services at the church Tuesday.  Burial will

George D. Suits


~~George D. Suits 96 of Hillsboro Passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
He was born in Hillsboro on Sept 10, 1917 to George W. and Anna V. McCullers Suits.
He married Caroline Vollmar on April 21, 1940, in Hillsboro by the Rev. James E. Reynolds.
He served in the U.S. Army Co. C, 27 Battalion, Ft. Leonard Wood MO.
George started his career as an accountant for

Lou Ella Goldsborough


~~Name:   LOU ELLA GOLDSBOROUGH  73 years old of Altamont,  died on Wednesday April 2, 2014
at 7:37 AM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday afternoon April 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. Lowell E. Donnelley officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be

Deborah Ann "Dixie" Merrill


~Deborah Ann “Dixie” Merrill, 64, of Brownstown passed away at her home on March 28, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating.  A visitation will be held from 9:30am until time of service.  Memorials may be made to Friends & Families of Fayette County

Samuel H. Smail


~Samuel H. “Sam” Smail, 84, of Farina, passed away at 9:35PM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Altamont Lutheran Care Center.
A private family service will be held for Mr. Smail.  Memorials may be made to the Altamont Lutheran Care Center and may be sent directly there or to the funeral home.  Hohlt & File Funeral Home of Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.
Sam was born

Anna M. Reiss McCain


~~Anna M. Reiss McCain, 89, of Altamont, died at 12:45 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Lutheran Care Center Chapel with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Catholic Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to service time at the

Marvin Tonn


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Marvin Martin Tonn, 84, of Mason, IL., passed away at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

 


Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Harvest Methodist Church in Edgewood, IL. with viewing one hour prior to service. Jeff Morrison will be officiating. Burial will be at Mason Cemetery. Visitation will be

Geneva Koehler


~~Geneva Koehler, 95, of Loogootee, IL. passed away at 8:42 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital  in Vandalia, IL

 


Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Old Loogootee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Pagel Funeral home in St. Peter, IL.

 


Memorials may be made to the Old

Vivian "Maxine" McCarty


~~Vivian “Maxine” McCarty, 83, of Kinmundy, IL, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL, with Pastor Steve Neville officiating with visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to service. Burial will be at Elder cemetery

Stanley Olin Stine


~~Stanley Olin Stine, 88, of Farina, passed away at 12:14 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 in Aperion Care of St. Elmo, St. Elmo, IL.

 


Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Freedom Reigns in Christ Church, St. Elmo, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL. Burial will be in the

Kenneth E. Poe


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Kenneth E. Poe, 81, of Dieterich, IL, entered into eternal heaven at 6:00 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham.

 


Private services will be held for the family at a later date. Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. is assisting with the arrangements.

 


Kenneth was born on September 18, 1932 in Clay County, IL,

Kayla D. Houston


~~Kayla D. Houston, 22, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Vandalia, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Effingham, IL.

 

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Louis Frick officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist

Mari Alexis Schaeffer


~Mari Alexis Schaeffer, 26, of Vandalia went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:00pm, Saturday, March 22, 2014 when she passed away at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO. She no longer lives serving Him within the confounds of the old body, but now walks free on streets of pure gold no longer in pain, and never to feel sorrow or fear again.
A Celebration Ceremony will be held to

Arthur H. "Buddy" Young


~~Arthur H. "Buddy" Young, 84, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Jensen Beach, Florida.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 29, 2014, with a Rosary at 9:30 A.M., at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church, Vandalia, IL, with Father John Titus, officiating. Private Burial. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, March 28,

Shirley Berg-Asher


 

Name:   SHIRLEY BERG-ASHER  61 years old formally of Altamont, presently living in St. Louis, died on Wednesday March, 19 2014 at  AM at the St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, Missouri.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning March 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.

Visitation for

Sarah "Sally" Bushue


~~Sarah “Sally” Bushue, 88, of Mason, passed away at 8:10 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 


Funeral Services will be held at Watson United Methodist church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 with viewing one hour prior to service.  Paster Jim Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Leith Cemetery. Visitation will be

Johnny "John" D. Harris


~~Johnny "John" D. Harris, 70, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home in Vandalia, IL.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials: First Presbyterian Church. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.

 

He

Danny E. "Mouse" Jackson


Danny E. ‘Mouse’ Jackson, 57, of Altamont, died on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Effingham Health & Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

 

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., March 22, 2014 at Pinhook Cemetery, rural Vandalia with Bruce Sasse officiating. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Danny was born on June 28, 1956 in

Thomas R. "Kettel" Clark Sr


~~Thomas R. "Kettel" Clark, Sr., 68, of Ramsey, Illinois, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Daniel Harriman, officiating. Private burial. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014,

Leroy August Alwardt


~~Leroy August Alwardt, 70, of Mason, died at 8:49 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Immanuel

Anna Mae Buzzard


~Anna Mae Buzzard, 90, of Altamont, died at 2:35 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Simburger and Rev. Dennis O’Riley officiating. Burial to follow at Crum’s Chapel, rural St. Elmo. A Rosary service will begin at 5:00

Donald Water Schmidt


~Donald Walter Schmidt, 75, of Altamont, died at 8:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Paul ‘Blue Point’ Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. Martin Schultz officiating with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at

Etta Plank


Graveside Services for 90 year old Etta Plank of Vandalia will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, March 13th at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.  There will be no visitation.  Friends may gather at the cemetery at 10:15 Thursday morning.  Memorials may be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vandalia.  Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.

Aileen Tinker


Graveside Services for 82 year old Aileen Tinker of Vandalia will be held at 1 pm Thursday, March 13th at South Hill Cemetery in Vandalia.  Visitation will be held from 12 pm until the time of service at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Filbert Gehle


~Filbert O. Gehle, 92 of Vandalia, passed away at 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home.
Services for Mr. Gehle will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL with Pastor Peter Kolb officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00am until time of service Tuesday at the church.  Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. 

Mary Louise Fristoe


~Mary Louise Fristoe, 80, of St. Elmo, passed away at 8:06 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Il.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with burial in Mapelwood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the

Carl William Welch


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Carl William Welch, 81 of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Lakeland Nursing Home in Effingham, IL. 

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL. with a one hour viewing prior to service. Reverend William Emrich will be officiating. The burial will be at Bailey

Bonita Marie Edwards


~Bonita Marie (Rickman) Edwards, 52, of Vandalia passed away at her home March 6, 2014.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, Sat. March 8, 2014 in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL.
Bonita was born June 27, 1961, the daughter of Harvey and Annabelle (Ray) Rickman.  She graduated from Vandalia High School and earned her Associate Degree from Kaskaskia College, she was a former

Lester Eugene Shreve


~~Lester Eugene Shreve, 59, of Farina, IL.. passed away at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

 


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL with one hour viewing prior to service.  Judy Poe will be officiating.  Burial will be in Iola Cemetery following service.

Dorothy L. Stuckemeyer


~Dorothy L. Stuckemeyer, 83, of Altamont, died at 8:55 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014  at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9,

Fred D. Schmitt Jr


Fred D. Schmitt Jr. passed away at 11:48 am, Monday, March 3, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital ER.

Services for Mr. Schmitt will be held later this summer.

Fred Jr. was born August 23, 2014 in Shobonier, the son of Fred Sr. and Marge (Cunningham) Schmitt.

He enlisted in the US Navy in 1959 and served his county proudly for 4 years. He married Pauline “Polly” Leifheit on

Edward J. Helm


~Edward J. Helm, 90, of Vandalia passed away at 7:49pm, Thursday, February 27 at his home in Vandalia.
A short service will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, March 3, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia; friends and family may gather at the funeral home from noon until time of service on Monday.  A private family burial will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the donor’s

Floyd B. Hinton


~Floyd B. Hinton, 76, of Tower Hill, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 in his residence.  He was born July 15, 1937 in Tower Hill, IL to Felix & Neva Kelly Hinton.
Floyd graduated from Tower Hill High School in 1955.  He had worked as a farmer for 30 years and had been a salesman for Moor Man’s Feed.  He served his community for many years. 
He served on the Tower Hill

Ronald Gene Dolly


~Ronald Gene Dolly, 62 of Vandalia passed away at his home on Monday, February 24, 2014.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove with Pastor Benjamin Potter officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5-8pm, Friday, February 28, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove and 1 hour prior to services Saturday. Burial

Carl "Poncho" Griffin


Memorial services for 77-year old Carl "Poncho" Griffin of Hillsboro, formerly of Fillmore, will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday, February 27 at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Irving Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10a.m. to 11a.m. on Thursday morning, prior to the service at the funeral home. Bass Patton Dean Fuenral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge

Charles R. Kaiser


~~Charles R. Kaiser, 64, of Vandalia, IL, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home.

Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7p.m. Thursday evening before the service at the funeral home.  Memorials: Donor’s Choice. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL is in charge of arrangements. Online

Irene M. Meseke


~~Irene M. Meseke, 94, of Ballwin, MO, formerly of Vandalia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM

James H. Reiss


James H. Reiss, 87 of Altamont, died at 8:05 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Catholic Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at

Nancy P. Sampson


 Nancy P. Sampson, 60, Fillmore, IL, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at Springfield Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. 

 

Graveside Services & burial will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, February 21, 2014, at Green-Hill Cemetery in Rural Fillmore, IL, with Pastor Larry Arndt, officiating. Friends & family may gather at the cemetery at 11:00 AM, Friday, February

Brad Mahaffey


~~Brad Mahaffey, 47, of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence.

 


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. with Nate Hagen Officiating. There will be a one hour viewing prior to service.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the funeral

Ethel Marie Jackson


~Ethel Marie Jackson, 98, of Vandalia, passed away at 10:35pm, Friday, February 14, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia with Rev. Fr. Barry Harmon officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00am, Thursday, February 20, 2014 prior to the service

Gladys Eileen Mitchell


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Gladys Eileen Mitchell, 70, of St. Elmo. IL. passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

 


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with Pastor Troy Kurtz officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to the

Jesse Neal Oldfield


~~Jesse Neal Oldfield, 64, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., surrounded by his loving family.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. Burial arrangements may be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the St. Elmo

Harold Wayne "Shorty" Parker


~~Harold Wayne "Shorty" Parker, 85, of Centralia, formerly of Sandoval & Patoka, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his home.  He was born the son of William Simon and Leona Mae (Lewis) Parker on May 13, 1928 in Sandoval.  He married Wanda Lee Belcher in Patoka and she preceded him in death on March 18, 1980.  He then married Colleen J. Kern on April 4, 1981 in

John Calhoun Junior


~~John Clinton Clark Calhoun Jr., 63, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Arrangements are being made with C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL.

 


Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL.  Funeral and graveside service

Norman E. "Huey" Stewart


~~Norman E. "Huey" Stewart, 70, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 07, 2014, at his home.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 10, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Pete LeDuc officiating. Burial will follow at Green-Hill Cemetery, Rural Fillmore, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11A.M. Monday, February 10,

Kay Lyn Jones


~Kay Lyn Jones, 58, of Altamont died at 6:26 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with James Sporleder officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be for 2 hours prior to service time. Memorials may be

Esther Gail Ramsey


~~Esther Gail Ramsey, 78, of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL., surrounded by her family.

 


Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Friday, February 7, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. with Judy Poe officiating.  Interment will follow in the Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12

Frances Elizabeth Brown


Frances Elizabeth Brown, 98, of Town & Country, MO, formerly of Altamont, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 2014 at The Cedars in Town & Country.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Visitation will be for two hours prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the

Clarence E. Ewald


CLARENCE E. EWALD,  92 years old of  Altamont, departed this earthly line on Monday February 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM at the Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Illinois

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday morning February 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the St. Paul “Blue Point Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers officiating.

Visitation for family and friends

Lanny "Red" Wehrle


Funeral Services for 61 year old Lanny "Red" Wehrle of Mulberry Grove will be held at 11 am Tuesday, February 4th at Young Funeral Home in Greenville, with burial to follow in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Vistation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Monday, February 3rd at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials may be made to the family. 

Evelyn Aliece Talbott


~Evelyn Aliece Talbott, 88, of Vandalia, passed away at 3:25pm, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services for Mrs. Talbott will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating.  A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00am prior to the service at the church.  Burila

Rayburn Dean Miller


~Rayburn Dean Miller, 90, of Altamont, died at 2:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with Rev. Curtis Graves officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, rural Effingham. Visitation will be for 2 hours prior to service time at the

Carl F. Riess


~Carl F. Riess, 95, of Altamont, formerly of Effingham, died at 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, IL.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to

Mildred L. Stuemke


~~Name: Mrs. Mildred L. Stuemke  89 years old of  Altamont, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12.30 pm at the Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Illinois

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday morning January 31st, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from

Lloyd K. Hill


Funeral Service for Lloyd K. Hill, 89 of Danville, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, will be at 12 Noon on Sat. 2-1-14 @ Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL.   Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Sat. 2-1-14 at the funeral home.  Burial with Military rites will follow @ Mt. Carmel Cemetery RFD, Ramsey.  A full obit will follow later. Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL

Patricia S. Reavis


Patricia S. Reavis, 81, of Vandalia, died at 8:41 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.
Mrs. Reavis was born on Jan. 29, 1932, in Decatur, the daughter of Herman

Addison Blaize Scott


~~Addison Blaize Scott, 1 year old, of St. Emo, IL. entered into heaven at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

 


Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with one hour viewing  prior to service.  Pee Wee Denton officiating.  Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery following service. Visitation

Carolyn Peterson


~~Carolyn Peterson, 66, of Mason, IL. passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements will be with Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL.

 


Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Old Union Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or Sarah Bush

Susan Diane Davis


~Susan Diane Davis, 72, of Vandalia passed away at 1:45pm, January 21, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital.

 A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Mother of Dolors Catholic Cemetery, inside of the Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating.  Memorials may be made to the family of Susan Davis.

Susan was born November 13, 1941

Adeline Dauphin


~Adeline I Dauphin, 85, of Vandalia passed away at 6:55pm, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Vandalia Rehab and Healthcare Center.  In loving memory of Adeline memorials may be made to Emmanuel Methodist Church; as she was a faithful member of Emmanuel Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice. 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Emmanuel Methodist

John J. Mortsfield


~~John J. Mortsfield, 86, of Patoka passed away January 17, 2014 at his home.

He was born on June 14, 1927 in Detroit Michigan, the son of John & Anna (Dittmann) Mortsfield.  He married Janet "Jo" Bricker in Toledo OH on January 1, 1957.  John formerly called "John Boy" was a retired truck driver for Jenkins Trucking & Served in the Navy during WWII.

He is

Jim Dale Landreth


Jim Dale Landreth, 56, of Kankakee, IL. passed away at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at his residence in Kankakee, IL.

 


Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.

 


Jim was born on October 18, 1957 in

Robert Gaylon Colclasure


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Robert Gaylon Colclasure, 66, of Farina, IL. passed away at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Nature Trail Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, IL.

 


Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. Interment will follow in Iola Cemetery, with full military services. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to

Edwin "Ed" Fredrick Adermann


Name: Edwin “Ed” Fredrick Adermann Age: 93 Residence: Vandalia

Death: 9:25pm, January 13, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care

Birth: January 7, 1921 Place: Witt, IL

Parents: Ferdinand Adermann Jr. and Ellanora (Godberson) Adermann, both deceased

 

Spouse: Lola Margaret (Oberg) Adermann Married: May 29, 1946 in Vandalia, IL

Preceded in death

Henry B. "Dutch" Metzdorff


~~Henry B. "Dutch" Metzdorff, 84, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.

 

He was born August 20, 1929, in New

Beulah Mae Keppler


Beulah Mae Keppler, 79, of Warrensburg, IL passed away on January 11, 2014 at Fair Havens Christian Home, Decatur, IL.

Services for Mrs. Keppler will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Dr. Mike Keppler officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30a, until time of service Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in Ritter Cemetery,

Marilyn Kline


~~Marilyn Kline, 69, of Farina,IL., passed away at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

 


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014, in Friedens Church, Farina, with visitation in the church on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral services on Wednesday

Carol Jean Mahon


~Carol Jean Mahon, 62, of Strafford, Missouri, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:15 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 at Strafford Care Center, Strafford, Missouri.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Burial will follow at Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be

Donald Fay Plum


~~Donald Fay Plum, 89, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in St. Elmo, IL.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Sidner Cemetery of rural St. Elmo at 10:30 a.m. with military rites.  Visitation will be at 4 p.m.to 7 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Masonic rites

Donald Earl Ragel


~Donald Earl Ragel, 73, of Vandalia, passed away at 6:00pm, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home in rural Vandalia.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00pm until time of service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Donald

George Liggett Jr


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George Liggett Jr., 87, of Farina, IL. passed away at 1:43 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence.

 


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Pagel funeral home in Edgewood, IL. with Mike Durre officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Oskaloosa cemetery in Clay County

Linda "Lin" Janz


~~Linda ‘Lin’ Janz, 70, of Altamont, died at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Michael Kloepping officiating. Visitation will be for three hours prior to service time. Lin will be cremated per her wishes and burial

Isabella Bertha Tappendorf


~~Isabella Bertha Tappendorf, 81, of Altamont, died at 6:25 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for two hours prior to

Donald K. Lotz


~Name: Donald K. Lotz  Age: 65  Residence: Vandalia, IL 
Death:  1:32am, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at his home in Vandalia.
Birth: November 4, 1948  Place: Vandalia, IL
Parents: Carl and Ella (Knecht) Lotz, both deceased

Spouse: Janine (Schnarre) Lotz Married: August 29, 1970 in Augsburg

Occupation: Don retired from Crane Packaging

Steven L. Carpenter


~Steven L. Carpenter, 54, of Shobonier, died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia. Memorials: The family.
Mr. Carpenter was born on Nov. 21, 1959, in Vandalia, the son of Ronald and Mardell Philpot Carpenter. He married Teresa Bennett on Sept. 10, 1988, in Vandalia.
He worked as a

Cheryl Lee (Biggs) Nuxoll


~~Cheryl Lee (Biggs) Nuxoll, 70, of Effingham, IL. passed away 4:47 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Evergreen Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL. surrounded by her family.

 


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church in Effingham, IL with Father Hoefler officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery following service. Visitation

Donald P. Bennyhoff


Donald P. Bennyhoff, 94, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 03, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM , Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, , with Dr. Roger Grimmett officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. No visitation. Memorials: First United

Kristy Renee Mays Hawk


~Kristy Renee Mays Hawk, 26, of Shobonier, passed away at 2:30am, January 1, 2014.
Services for Mrs. Kristy Hawk will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the United Pentecostal Church of Patoka, IL with Brother Gary Barnett officiating.  A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the United Pentecostal Church of Patoka, IL and 1 our prior to

Irma L. Garrison


~~Irma L. Garrison, 94, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

 


Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with Pee Wee Denton officiating.  Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service

Leslie Paul Mills


~~Leslie Paul Mills, 88, of St. Elmo, IL. Passed away at 10.10 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his residence.

 


Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11.00 a.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with Rev. John Heicher officiating. Burial will be at Crum Chapel Cemetery with graveside military rites.  Visitation will be held on January 5, 2014

Larry E. Sallee


Larry E. Sallee, 75, of Herrick, IL, died on Thursday, January 02, 2014, at Decatur Memorial Hospital,  Decatur, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 04, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with the Pastor Leon Goff, officiating. Burial will follow at Buchanan Cemetery,  Rural Herrick, IL. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM,

Mark S. McCoy


~~Mark S. McCoy, 51, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, at Urbana, IL.

 

Services will be held at 1 P.M., Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Peter Kolb officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 11:30 A.M. until the time of the service

N. Valda Paradee


~~N. Valda Paradee, 92, of St. Elmo, died at 11:02 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be

Dorita Helen Haywood


~~Dorita Helen Haywood, 54, of Belvidere, IL formerly of Altamont, died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. William Emrick officiating. Burial will follow at Beecher City Cemetery, Beecher City, IL. Visitation will be from Noon until service time.
Memorials may be made

Bruce E. Kelly


~~Bruce E. Kelly, 65, of Ramsey, IL, died on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL. 

 

Services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials: Ramsey Fire Department, First Responders, and/or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Robert Scullen


Memorial Service for 86 year old Robert Scullen of Brownstown will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 31st at Temple Baptist Church, with visitation to be held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Temple Baptist Church. 

Betty L. Garland


~Name: Betty L. Garland  Age: 89  Residence: Vandalia, IL 
Death:  2:00am, Sunday, December 22, 2013 at her home in Vandalia
Birth: March 31, 1924  Place: Shafter Twp. IL
Parents: Marvin Greer and Myrtle (Kastning) Greer, both deceased

Spouse: Jack L. Garland  Married: November 1, 1944 in Bingham, IL

Occupation: Owner/Operator

Susan Renee Brunson


Memorial Service for 59 year old Susan Renee Brunson of Mulberry Grove will be held on Saturday, December 28th at 3 pm at Columbus Baptist Church at 111 Albert Road in rural Mulberry Grove.  Flowers may be sent to Columbus Baptist Church. 

Pearl E. White


Pearl E. White, 90, of Kinmundy, IL. passed away at 12:59 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, IL.

 


Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home Edgewood, IL. with Rusty Courson officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service.  Burial will be at Elder Cemetery in Kinmundy, IL.  Memorials

Edna W. Sturtenvant


~~Name:  Edna W. Sturtenvant  91 years old of  Effingham, formerly of Altamont died on Wednesday
Afternoon, December 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM at the Lavender Ridge Memory Care, Effingham, Illinois

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning December 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright

Rose Ann Logue McGuire


~~Rose Ann Logue McGuire, 85, Thursday, December 19, 2013 Rose left this

 


 world to be reunited with her heavenly family and friends.

 


Funeral services will be at 2:00p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Pagel

 


Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with burial at Maple Wood Cemetery in St.

 


Elmo, IL. Visitation will be held at one hour prior to

Doris D. Mercier


~~Doris R. Mercier, 86, of St. Peter, IL. passed away at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Arrangements are with Pagel funeral Home in St. Peter, IL.

 


Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter with Pastor Emrick officiating with one hour viewing prior to

Kenneth "Jim" Fischer


~~Name:  Kenneth “Jim” Fischer 87 years old of  Altamont, died on Sunday evening,
December 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM at the Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Illinois

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday morning December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, Illinois with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.

Visitation for family and