08:56am CDT, 07/23/14

Obituaries

Gary Lynn Carroll




Gary Lynn Carroll, 60, of Brownstown, died at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his son’s home in Brownstown.


There will be no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Gary was born on Sunday, October 4, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to George and Darla (Rexroat) Carroll. He

Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr


Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr, 70, of St. Elmo, died at 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Beecher City Church of Christ with Dennis Warner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, rural Altamont with military rites by Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512 and

Betty Jane Schneider


Betty Jane Schneider, 65, Farina, IL. passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL., with Pastor Kent Tibben officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter,

Patricia "Patty" Ann Schroedel









Patricia "Patty" Ann Schroedel, 63, of Taylor Springs, Illinois, formerly of Vandalia, IL, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Taylor Springs, IL.

 
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 21, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Randy Sands officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery Rural Vernon, IL. Visitation will be

Dean Buzzard


E. Dean Buzzard, 46, of rural St. Elmo, died on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial will follow at Crums Chapel Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Methodist church.

Launa Jean Fair


Launa Jean (Ingle) Fair, 65, of Altamont, left this world for her Heavenly home on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, surrounded by her family.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. There will no funeral service and a private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials

Charles M. "Mike" McDowell




Charles M. "Mike" McDowell, 63, of Vandalia passed away on July 6, 2014 at Springfield Medical Center, Springfield, IL.


A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Mike was born December 9, 1950, in Vandalia, the son of Charles and Viola

Hilda A. Siddens


Name: HILDA A. SIDDENS, 94 years old of Altamont, died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM at her home with family near in Altamont, Illinois.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday morning July 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Clayton Vail officiating.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from

Eloise Kelly



Eloise Kelly, 91, of Post Oak, IL. passed away at 4:50 p.m. Friday, July 04, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

 

 

 

Funeral service will held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Burial will be at the Springhill Cemetery, Loudon Twp.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at

Dorothy I. Cox



Dorothy I. Cox, 93, of Patoka passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at home.  She was born the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Dugan) Tompkins on December 16, 1920 in Mulberry Grove, IL.  She married John Cox on October 12, 1940 in St. Charles, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on July 1, 1986. 
Survivors include her daughter Sue Herrin, husband Jim of Vernon; sons Tom Cox,

Kathleen Higgs


Kathleen Higgs, 42, of Altamont, died at 3:50 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral

Phyllis Elaine Torbeck




Phyllis Elaine Torbeck, 66, of Vandalia, passed away at 8:48pm, Friday, June 27, 2014.


Services for Elaine will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Robert Weaver and Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services Wednesday.

Vickie Lynn Bast




Vickie Lynn Bast, 64, of Greenup, IL formerly of Vandalia, passed away at 2:45pm, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at her home in Greenup.


A Graveside service and burial will be held at 3:15pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00pm, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. In lieu of flowers please make

Irene Durbin


Funeral Services for 96 year old Irene Durbin of Vandalia will be held at 11 am Saturday, June 28th at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.  Visitation will be held from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday before services at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers

Marie Arnold


Marie Arnold, 98, of Brownstown, IL died at 4:40 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 at Aperion Care Center, St. Elmo, IL.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gieseking–Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Rev. John Heicher officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at

Harold Matt Gillett


Harold Matt Gillett, 33, of Vernon passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  He was born the son of Harold F. Gillett and Vickey (Cooper) Green.  He married Brandi S. Perkins on April 9, 2005 in Bluff City, IL. 
Survivors include his wife Brandi Gillett of Vernon, IL; two children Braden and Katie Gillett of Vernon; mother Vickey Green, husband Hubert of Vandalia; several aunts,

John "J.B." L. Bolyard, Junior


John "J.B." L. Bolyard, Jr., 68, of Ramsey, IL, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 

 

Services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with the Rev. Houston Jackson, officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at Bolyard Cemetery, in RFD Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, June 20,

Ruth Riess


Ruth Riess, 93, of Altamont, formerly of Effingham, died at 1:05 a.m., Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until

Grace E. Barr


Grace E. Barr, 87, of Altamont, died at 10:25 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with James Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home,

J. Carl Smith


J Carl Smith,  87, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Krista Stokke officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, June 16, 2014 and 10:00

Jack L. Scott


Jack L. Scott, 74, passed away at 9:07pm, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home in rural Brownstown with his wife and kids at his side.

Funeral Service for Mr. Scott will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Brownstown High School, Brownstown, IL with Dr. Roy Yarbrough, Rev. Tom Bryant, and Rev. John O’Dell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Monday, June 16,

Howell A. Sanders


Howell A. Sanders, 88, of Shobonier, Illinois, passed away Saturday, June 07, 2014, at Mount Vernon, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, . Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, RFD Mulberry Grove, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1 hr.  before service, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the

Dale R. Freeman


Dale R. Freeman, 88, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 04, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 08, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Dr. Roger Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 7, 2014, at

Richard E. Otto


Richard E. Otto, 82, of Hillsboro, IL, formerly of Fillmore, IL passed away Wednesday, June 04, 2014, at Hillsboro, IL. 

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 07, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ramsey, IL, with the Father Rodney Schwartz, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, in Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held

Mary Edith Miller


Name: MARY EDITH MILLER 73 years old of rural Beecher City, Illinois, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Monday June 2, 2014, surrounded by family

at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Joseph Simburger Friday June 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church St.

Isabelle Ann Goers


Isabelle Ann Goers, 62, of Altamont, died at 2:47 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Altamont with Rev. Dr. Timothy Hubert officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at

Jean Alyce Schorsch




Jean Alyce Schorsch, 81, of Vandalia passed away at 8:22am, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.


Services for Mrs. Schorsch will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia with Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in

Lyle L. Ballance Sr.


Lyle L. Ballance Sr., 89, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 03, 2014, with Masonic Rites at 10:45 AM, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Louis Frick, officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00

David F. Coslet


David F. Coslet, 96, of Altamont, died at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, Altamont, with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont, with military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger V.F.W. Post #7676, Altamont.

Arthur N. Perry


Arthur N. Perry, 81, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Effingham, IL.

 

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 01, 2014, at First Pentecostal Church, Vandalia, IL, with Revs. Daniel McDonald & Paul Cagle, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM,

Velda V. Konrad


Velda V. Konrad, 94, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Krista Stokke officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1 hr. prior to the

Anthony James "Tony" Draege




Anthony James "Tony" Draege, 63, of rural Vandalia passed away at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014.


A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Friday, May 30 at the First Unitedd Methodist Church in Vandalia and also 1 hour prior to

Charles E. Schroeder


Name: CHARLES E. SCHROEDER, 94 years old of rural Effingham, died on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday morning May 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers officiating.

 

Visitation for family

Charles E. Schroeder


Name: CHARLES E. SCHROEDER, 94 years old of rural Effingham, died on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday morning May 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers officiating.

 

Visitation for family

Freddy William Goeckner


Freddy William Goeckner, 83, of Altamont, died at 12:05 a.m., Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home with his wife and their children by his side.

 

A Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with Rev. Joseph Simburger and Rev. Jeff Goeckner officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Cemetery with military rites by

Harold H. Hall


 

 

Harold H. Hall, 88, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 2014 at  Aperion Care are in St. Elmo, IL. 

 

Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. with Pastor Dan Laack officiating.

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.  prior to service. Burial

Lucille Geibel


Lucille Geibel, 87, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Loren File, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM,(1 hr. before service) Thursday, May 22, 2014, at

William Robert Jackson


William Robert Jackson, infant son of William Jackson and Sherry Berg of Altamont, died at 11:23 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

 

William was born on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He is survived by: his parents, sisters; Shanna Purgeson of Altamont and Kristen Jackson of Maysville, Kentucky, maternal grandparents; Lowell

Martha Smith


Marsha Smith, 63, of Beecher City, IL. passed away at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL with Tom Fedrigon officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the funeral home and one hour prior to funeral service.

Doris E. Heggie


Doris E. Heggie, 69, of Ramsey, IL, died on Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, IL. 

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey, IL., with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Family & friends may gather at 10:45 AM Wednesday at the Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, is in charge of the

William E. Hardaway


William E. Hardaway, 83, of Altamont died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont and for one hour prior to

Lewis H. Fancher


Lewis H. Fancher,62, of Farina, IL passed away at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday 7, 2014 at the Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Flora, IL.

 

 Memorial service will be held at the Living Word Church in Louisville, IL. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

 

Lewis was born on August 8, 1951 in Farina, IL., the son of Richard and Betty (Yingst) Fancher. Lewis married

Betty Ann McElyea


Betty Ann McElyea, 66, of Farina, IL. passed away at12:15 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

 

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. at Keen’s Chapel Cemetery, rural LaClede, IL., with Gary Shirley officiating. Memorials may be made to the family.

 

She was born on September 9, 1948 in Larkinsburg, Twp., the daughter of

Rex W. Lee


Rex W. Lee, 88, of Ramsey, IL,  died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home. 

 

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



He was born on August 27, 1925, in Bement, IL, the Son of John W. and

Eva Armer


Eva Armer, 81, of rural Beecher City, died at 4:15 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. LeRoy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Moccasin, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Dorothy M. Eddy


Dorothy M. Eddy, 95, of Pana, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Pana, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, May 15, 2014, at First Christian Church in Ramsey, IL, with the Pastor Terry Sapp officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, in Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, and one hour

Jerry B. Voris


Jerry  B. Voris, 63, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Pinhook Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL. 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

Stephen M. Case


Stephen M. Case, 64, of Shobonier, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home.

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Griffith Cemetery RFD Brownstown, IL, with the Rev. Joe Lawson, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia,

Pink Lee Golden


Name: PINK LEE GOLDEN, 72 years old of Effingham, died on Monday, May 5, 2014 at

8:30 AM at the Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Effingham after a short illness

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday Morning, May 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois

 

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5:00 pm-8:00pm on

Wanda S. Ballard


Wanda S. Ballard, 98, of Altamont, died at 11:45 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel and Nick Robertson officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service time. Burial will take place at a later date in North Grove

Lois Greeson


Funeral Services for 85 year old Lois Greeson of Vandalia will be held at 10 am Thursday, May 8th at Overcup Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.  Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 7th at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, and also one hour before services on Thursday at the church.  Memorials may be

Pauline M. Depoister


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Pauline M. Depoister, 85, of Beecher City, formally of Mason, went to be with her Lord at 8:05 a.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.

 


 

 


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, IL, with visitation Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and also

Marcella M. Heather


Marcella M. Heather, 84, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, May 01, 2014, at her home.

 

Services will be held at 11A.M, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastors Paul Porter and Bruce Sasse, officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery, RFD  Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Monday, May 5, 2014, at Miller Funeral

Stephen M. Case


Stephen M. Case, 64, of Shobonier, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home.

 

Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Griffith Cemetery, RFD Brownstown, IL. 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 November 14, 1949, the

William "Dude" Swick


William “Dude” Swick, 91, of Vandalia, passed away at 1:26pm, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, May 5, 2014 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Military Rites accorded at graveside by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95, Vandalia, IL.  Memorials may be made to

Frances M. Fisher


Frances M. Fisher, 92, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:05pm, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, May 2, 2014 at McInturff Cemetery, Hagarstown with Rev. Loren File officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Frances was born May 27, 1921 in Centralia, the daughter of Alva and Jennie

Doris G. Haslett


~~Doris G. Haslett, 84, of St. Elmo, died at 5:27 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont,  is assisting the family with

Archie Lee Bolyard


~Archie Lee Bolyard, 72, of Bluff City, passed away at 10:36am, Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown, IL with Rev. Randy Kirkland officiating. Friends may gather at the cemetery at 10:30am prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the family of Archie Bolyard.
Archie was born on

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