09:28am CDT, 05/22/15

Obituaries

Todd Alan Smith



 

Todd Alan Smith, age 34 of Farina, Illinois passed away at 10:39 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service. Burial will be at the Farina Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May

Timothy E. Eller, Sr----NOTE funeral Location change


Timothy E. Eller, Sr., 57, of Herrick, IL, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home.



Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL

with Bro. Kenneth Morell, officiating. Burial will follow at Casey Cemetery, in Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey,

Tamala Jean Lawless


Tamala Jean Lawless, age 56 of Kinmundy, Illinois Passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

 

Memorial service may be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society Association or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com 

 

Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois will be handling

Timothy E. Eller, Sr.


Timothy E. Eller, Sr., 57, of Herrick, IL, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his home.
 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Bro. Kenneth Morell, officiating. Burial will follow at Casey Cemetery, in Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey,

Tina Marie Johnston


Tina Marie Johnston, 52, of Altamont died at 1:20 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Tina was born on August 25, 1962 in Modesto, California to Walter and Thelma (Smith)

Ethel M. Grotts


Ethel M. Grotts "Marie", 97, of Pana, formerly of Vandalia, IL, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pana, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May, 22, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Leon Goff, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Friends & Family will gather at the Funeral Home at 10:45 AM, before the

Kathryn Rogene Foreman


Kathryn Rogene Foreman, age 84 of Watson, Illinois passed away at 8:14 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.


 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Watson United Methodist Church with one hour viewing prior to service. Rev. Jim Whitaker will be officiating. Burial will take place in the Watson Cemetery. Visitation

Terry R. Williams


Terry R. Williams, 68, of Ramsey, IL,  died on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Ramsey, IL 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday,

Ashley Nicole Adams


Name: Miss Ashley Nicole Adams 17 years old passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2015

at 10:50 AM at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday May 17, 2015 at the Kull Funeral Home in St. Elmo.

Condolences may be offered from 1:00 until 3:00 pm.

 

A Prayer Service lead by Pastor Tom Fedrigon of the St.

Delbert L. "Cotton" Wehrle


Delbert L. “Cotton” Wehrle, 90, of Vandalia, passed away at 1:26am, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Vandalia.

Services for Cotton will be held at 10:00am, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Family Worship Center, Vandalia with Pastor Tracy Zimmerman and Pastor Kenneth Wehrle officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Family Worship Center, Vandalia

Nancy E. Reiss


Nancy E. Reiss, age 70 of Carlyle, passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

 

Mrs. Reiss was born on August 14, 1944, in Marion County, Illinois, a daughter of Oliver Wesley and Vera Mae (Schooley) Mulvany.  She married Roger A. Reiss on March 10, 1973, at Farina Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina, Illinois, and he survives in

Gerald Lloyd Crouse


Name: GERALD LLOYD CROUSE 73 years old formally of Ingraham passed away Monday May 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM at his home in Altamont.

 

 

Christian Burial Rites will be at the Shouse Chapel, near Bible Grove in Clay County at a later date.

 

Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont is assisting the family with the service arrangements.

 

Gerald L. Crouse was born on the

Darrell L. Stokes


Darrell L. Stokes, 76, of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at his home.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 15, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Harry Kirk, officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Liberty Church and/or Donors Choice.

Pauline M. Kingery


Name: Pauline M Kingery 85 years old of Effingham, passed away Tuesday May 5, 2015

at 11:30 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois surrounded by her loving family.

 

Celebration of her life Services will be conducted at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham Friday Morning May 15, 2015 at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Dr. Joe Sheets and Rev.

Billy Dean Mills




Billy Dean Mills, age 85 of Louisville, Illinois pass away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his residence.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Bethsaida Church in rural Dieterich, Illinois with one hour visitation prior to service. Rev. Bill Schwengel will be officiating. Burial will take place at the Bethsaida Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials

James F. "Chico" Carder




James F. "Chico" Carder, age 55 of Watson, Illinois pass away at 5:51 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Watson United Methodist Church in Watson, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service. Burial will take place at the Watson Cemetery with Military

Pauline E. Springman


Pauline E. Springman, 95, of Brownstown, died at 7:50 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, Vandalia.

 

A funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo, with Rev. Zachary Edgar officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Anthony Workman


Anthony D. “A-Train” Workman, 21, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:59pm, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

Services will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ramsey with Rev. Terry Sapp officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Monday, May 11, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ramsey, and 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the

Floyd L. McCain


Floyd L. McCain, 77, of Vandalia, passed away at 5:20am, Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

Services for Mr. McCain will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences available at

Lorita Ellen Haywood


Lorita Ellen Haywood, 54, of Effingham, died at 11:12 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the family.

 

Lorita Ellen Haywood was born on

Donald E. Walker


Donald E. Walker, 82, of Shobonier passed away at 2:14am, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home in Shobonier.

Services for Mr. Walker will be held at 10:30am, Friday, May 8, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia with Rev. Jerry Bagwell officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services Friday at

Geraldine Hipsher


Geraldine Doris (Largent) Mosley Hipsher, 92, of Brownstown, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Vandalia.  

 

Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Unity Baptist Church, Rt. 185 in Rural Vandalia, IL, with the Rev. Joe Lawson, officiating. Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, in Rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 5 to

Dale Richardson


A graveside service for Dale Richardson, age 90, of Indiana, formerly of St. Elmo, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, in Sidener Cemetery south of St. Elmo. Memorials may be made to the Vandalia Church of God Building Fund.

Lovilla Fern "Dill" Ladd


Lovilla Fern ‘Dill’ Ladd, 87, of Altamont died at 3:05 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

In honor of Lovilla’s wishes her body will be cremated and a private family graveside service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the

Jeannett J. Williams


Jeannette J. Williams, 66, of Vandalia, was called home to be with her Lord, Sunday, April 26, 2015.

A Private Family Graveside Service and Interment will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery Wednesday with the Rev. Daniel McDonald officiating. Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion or First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home,

Mary Anne Wagoner




Mary Anne Wagoner, age 62, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Dieterich, Illinois. Pastor Jack Stoops will be officiating. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Online condolences may be

Donald L. McMillan


Donald L. McMillan, 82, of Brownstown, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Brownstown, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Bob Chase, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2015, at Miller

Martin E. Cunningham


Martin E. Cunningham, 57, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Salem, IL.

 

Private family 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 February 05, 1958, in Aurora, IL, the son of Edward G.

Donna Rae Snider


Donna Rae Snider, 61, formerly of Patoka, currently of Odin, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born the daughter of George R. Snider Sr. and Wanita Bell (Warren) Snider on July 8, 1953 in Centralia.

Survivors include sisters Bertha Hiatt of Jacksonville, Florida, Beverly Bloom of Sandoval, Judy Carruthers of Vera, Nancy Snider

Carolyn Sue McAndrew


 Carolyn Sue McAndrew, 74, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, April 27, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor David Hoehler, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 26, 2015, at

Timothy Warren Flowers Sr.


Timothy Warren Flowers Sr., age 62 of Thompsons Station, Tennessee, formerly of Vandalia, IL, passed away at 9:04 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Shelby County, Illinois.

 

Memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tony Flowers will be officiating. Burial will take place at Glendale

Madison Paige Miller


Madison Paige Miller, 14, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at her home.

 

Celebration of Life will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Friday, April 24, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: To The Family. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.

Dorothy "Dottie" Yagow


Name: Dorothy “Dottie” Yagow, 83 years old of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on Monday

April 20, 2015 at 5:00 AM at her farm home, rural Fayette County, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday Afternoon April 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Dr. Rev. Dr. James F. Wright and Rev. Bernard M Ross III

Clara A. Voss


Clara A. Voss, 96, of Ramsey, IL, died on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her home, in Ramsey, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Ramsey Christian Church in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Dick Wheeler & Dr. Hank Voss , officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, in Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM, Saturday, April 25,

John Burnside




Mr. Burnside was born December 26, 1946, to Robert G. and Mary Burnside of Vandalia, Illinois.


He graduated from Vandalia Community High School in 1965. In 1969, he was awarded a bachelor's degree from the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.


 


In 1968, he was married to the former Sherry Bauman, at the First Baptist Church of

Margaret T. Wolf


Margaret T. Wolf, 77, of Vandalia, passed away at 9:10pm, Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Shobonier with Pastor David Hoehler officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia and one hour prior to

Carl Winkler


Carl Winkler, age 94 of rural Mason, Illinois went to be with Jesus at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Lutheran care center in Altamont, Illinois. Pagel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Funeral services will be at10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Harvest Methodist Church in Edgewood, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service.  Burial will be at

Shelly D. Donnals


Shelly D. Donnals, 52, of Farina, died at 11:25 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Brownstown with Rev. Olen Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Memorials may be made to the family. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral

Donald R. Brown


Donald R. Brown, 75, of Frisco, TX,  formerly of Bayle City, Ramsey & Vandalia, IL, died  April 15, 2015, at his home in Frisco, TX.  

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, 4-21-15, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in RFD Ramsey, IL, with the Revs. Edmund Hill and Jack Brown officiating. Friends & Family will gather at 10:30 am Tuesday * before the service at

Dorothy Mae Evans




Dorothy Mae Evans, age 81, of Vandalia, Illinois passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia, Illinois.


Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo, Illinois. Tim Logue will be officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fayette County Long Term Care,

Valerie "Val, Val, The Grocery Gal" Whitten


Valerie K. Whitten, "Val, Val, the Grocery Gal", 55, of Ramsey, IL, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Fayette Co. Hospital, Vandalia, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 20, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Terry Sapp, officiating. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, in Fillmore, IL. Visitation will be held from 2:00

Lora Lee Cook




Lora Lee Cook, age 74, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.


Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Keen’s Chapel in rural LaClede. Jim Giffin will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lorna I. Schultz


Name: LORNA I. SCHULTZ, 90 years old of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday

April 14, 2015 at 3:12 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday Afternoon April 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Dr. Rev. Dr. James F. Wright and Rev. Bernard M Ross III

Evelyn M. Larimore


Evelyn M. Larimore, 77, of Effingham, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

 

In honor of Evelyn’s wishes a graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Springhill Cemetery, rural Beecher City with Rev. Don Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice. Gieseking Funeral Home,

Cecil E. Warren


Cecil E. Warren, 78, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, in Pana, IL.

 

Services will be held at a later date. Memorials: To The Family. 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 October 22, 1936, in Vandalia, IL, the son of John

Marjorie Thoman


Mrs. Marjorie Thoman, 94, of Vandalia passed away at 9:50pm, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

Services will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church (Corner of 6th and Johnson former First Baptist Church location) with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30am, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church

Allan Carl Harnish


Name: Allan Carl Harnish, 66 years old of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on Thursday

April 9, 2015 at 12:12 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday Afternoon Aril 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with the Rev. Clayton Vail officiating.

 

Visitation for family and

Carol Ann Sinclair




Carol Ann Sinclair, age 67, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 2:44 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home in St. Elmo, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois. There will a one hour viewing prior to the service. Kent Denton will be officiating. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery at

Adell Schulte Weseloh Heidbreder


Adell Schulte Weseloh Heidbreder, 95, died February 10 in Decatur, IL.  Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont.  The family will greet family and friends in the Parish Hall following the service.

Lawrence C. O'Dell


 Lawrence C. O’Dell, 88, of Brownstown, died 4:48 a.m. Monday (April 6, 2015) in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham.
 
Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius, Grady O’Dell and Kevin Dell officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the St. Peter American Legion Post #380 and

Todd Wicke


Todd Wicke, 52, of Vandalia passed away at 12:55pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home in Vandalia.

Services for Todd will be held at 12:00, noon, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital Conference Room with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family of Todd Wicke. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Online condolences available at

Rev. Lawrence E. Becker


Rev. Lawrence E. Becker, 90, of Hillsboro, Illinois, formerly of Coffeen and Vandalia, passed away Monday, April 06, 2015, in Hillsboro, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 11, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Burial will follow at Green-Hill Cemetery, Rural Fillmore, IL, with Military Rites by

Wilbur Wilson Stein




Wilbur Wilson Stein, age 96, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his residence with family and friends by his side.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at New Horizons Church in St. Elmo, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to the service. Pee Wee Denton and Willard Frost will be officiating. Burial will be in Stine-Stein

Janet Kay Scammahorn




Janet Kay Scammahorn, age 72, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 1:47 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2015 St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Elmo Christian Church, St. Elmo, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to the service with Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in

Evelyn Lynn Shamhart




Evelyn Lynn Shamhart, age 69, of Beecher City, Illinois passed away 9:58 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at her residence in Beecher City.


Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois with viewing one hour prior to service.  Burial will be in the Mason Cemetery.  Pastor Jim Giffin will be officiating.  Visitation will be

Everett L. Swofford


Everett L. Swofford, 73, of Brownstown, died at 6:55 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015 at his home.

 

A private family graveside service will be held at McInturff Cemetery, Hagarstown.

Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Everett was born on Sunday, June 8, 1941 in Alton, IL to Willaim “Bud” and Velma (Roberts)

James S. Clagg




James S. Clagg, age 67, of Watson, Illinois passed away at 5:32 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham, Illinois.


Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Pagel Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 201 Edgewood, Illinois. 62426. Online condolences can be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com


James

Carolyn Quade


Carolyn Quade, age 70, of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 5:00 a.m. Friday, April 03, 2015 at her residence.

 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service. Reverend Jim Wright and Rev. Bernard Ross III will be officiating. Burial will be at Arborcrest Memorial Park

Tom Philpot


Funeral services for 77-year old Tom Philpot of Vandalia will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at the First Penecostal Church in Vandalia. Burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Hohlt & File Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia L. Lambert


Virginia L. Lambert, 96, of Ramsey, IL, died on Friday, March 27, 2015, in her home in Ramsey, IL. 

 

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M, Monday, April 6, 2015, at Ramsey Christian Church, Ramsey, IL, with the Pastor Terry Sapp officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, in Ramsey, IL. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth W. Kelly


Kenneth W. Kelly, age 70, passed away at Decatur Memorial on Sunday, March 29, 2015 with family and friends by his side after a long illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Born September 6, 1944 in Vandalia, IL he was son of Sammuel (Vess) and Lila (Stapp) Kelly.  Ken was raised on a farm in rural Ramsey, IL and later married Doris Snyder on April 4, 1965, in Vandalia,

Marjorie A. Johnson


Marjorie A. Johnson, 91, of Vandalia passed away at 10:40am, Friday, March 27, 2015 at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia.  Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL.  Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities or to the donor’s choice.  Hohlt & File Funeral

Eric F. Schultz




Eric F. Schultz passed away at 6:15 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community in Aberdeen, SD.


Funeral services for Eric F. Schultz, 99, of Aberdeen, SD will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, IL. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham, IL with military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger

Linda G. Jones


Linda G. Jones, 71, of Altamont, died at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Leroy Tucker officiating. Following services, as per Linda’s wishes, her body will be cremated. Visitation will be for two hours prior

Randall Matthew Ray




Randall Matthew Ray, age 55, of Greenup, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Charleston Rehab in Charleston, Illinois.


Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois with a viewing from 3:30 to 4:30 prior to the service.  Irvin Figgins will be officiating.  Burial will be at Keen’s Chapel

Jasper Lawrence Dyer




Jasper Lawrence Dyer, age 85, formerly of Iola, Illinois passed away at 2:25 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. There will be a two hour visitation prior to the service. Carroll Lewis will be officiating. Burial will be at Keller

Todd Wicke


Todd Wicke, 52, of Vandalia passed away at 12:55pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home in Vandalia.

Services for Todd will be held at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­a later date with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family of Todd Wicke. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home,

Lloyd Eugene Morris


Lloyd Eugene Morris, age 73, of Hord, Illinois passed away at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Watson Baptist Church in Watson, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service.  Kent Robinson will be officiating. Burial will be Watson Cemetery.

Robert R. Carpenter


Robert R. Carpenter, age 68, of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois.

 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Illinois.  Rev. William Emrick will be officiating. Burial will be at the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be

William Leon Blosser


William Leon Animal Blosser, 62, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

 

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

Betty Lou Matlock




Betty Lou Matlock, age 85, formerly of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, Illinois.


Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Edgewood Cemetery with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. Roger McIntire will be officiating. Memorials may be

Marjorie A. Blythe


Marjorie A. Blythe, 72, of Vandalia passed away at 1:16pm, Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home.

Services for Mrs. Blythe will be held at 11:00am, Friday, March 20, 2015 at Unity Baptist Church (Corner of 6th and Johnson formerly First Baptist Church) with Rev. Robert Weaver and Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Unity Baptist

Ivan Clifford Ray


Ivan Clifford Ray, 89, of Vandalia passed away at 10:25pm, Friday, March 13, 2015 at his home.

No services for Mr. Ray are scheduled at this time. Hohlt & File Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com

Ivan was born October 11, 1925 in Vera, IL, the son of Clifford and Mamie (Funk) Ray. He married Norma “Lucille” Grubaugh

David M. "Mike" Waltz


David M. "Mike" Waltz, 71, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Vandalia, IL.

 

Private Family 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 23, 1943, in Vandalia, IL, the son

Donald P. Renaker


Donald P. Renaker, 91, of Fillmore, IL, died on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his residence, Fillmore, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Taylorville, IL. Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore is in charge of the arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.



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Shirley A. Sanders


Shirley A. Sanders, 75, of Bingham, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Joe Lawson, Dr. Ben Foxworth & Rev. Larry O'Dell, officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to

Arland M. Klitzing


Name: Arland M. Klitzing, 87 years old of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning March 12, 2015 at 7:30 AM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning March 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers

Ruby G. "Jerry" Curran Pyle


Ruby G. “Jerry” Curran Pyle, 82, of Shobonier, IL passed away at 11:45pm, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 10:30am, Monday, March 16, 2015 at Vernon/Tillman Cemetery, Vernon, IL with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Memorials may be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue or the National Kidney

Jill S. Wicke


Jill S. Wicke of Vandalia passed away at 6:16pm, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home in Vandalia.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30am, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Memorials may be made to the family of Jill Wicke. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Online condolences available at

Linda Mae Hitch




Linda Mae Hitch, age 70 of Farina, Illinois passed away at 9:57 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Terrace on the Park Nursing and Convalescent Home in Mascoutah, Illinois.


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois with a one hour viewing prior to the service. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11,

Ruth Martin




Ruth Joy Martin, age 44 of Waco, Texas, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri passed away at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas.


Funeral services will be held at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Phil Newcom will be officiating. Burial will be at Watson

Dwight Louis Denning


Dwight Louis Denning, 92, of Vandalia passed away at 4:59pm, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Vandalia Rehab and Healthcare Center.

Funeral Services to honor Dwight and his wife Darlene will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service Saturday.  Burial will

Armond A. Goers


Name: Armond A. Goers, 92 years old of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon March 2, 2015 at 1:35 PM at his home in Altamont where he was a lifelong resident.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning March 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright and Rev. Bernard M. Ross III

Forrest D. "Potto" Johnson


Forrest D. "Potto" Johnson, 94, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at  St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 07, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Pastor Robert Weaver officiating.  Burial will follow at Maxey Cemetery, Rural Smithboro, IL, with Military Rites.

Paul Steward McCall


Paul Steward McCall, age 69 formerly of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 2 a.m. Monday, March 02, 2015 at his sister’s home in Stewardson, Illinois after dealing with a lengthy illness.

 

Graveside services will be held at Restitution Cemetery south of Casey, Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015. Jim Giffin will be officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Elmo

Evelyn Pauline Schmollinger


Evelyn Pauline Schmollinger, 82, of Vandalia passed away at 11:35Pm, Friday, February 27, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Evelyn was born January 19, 1933 in Tamalco Township, Bonda Co. IL, the daughter of Herschell and Zelma (Meyer) Belcher. Evelyn was the former manager

Tracy Ann Brinkmoeller


Name: Tracy Ann Brinkmoeller, 57 years old of Effingham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon February 24, 2015 at 2:35 PM at the Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham where she made her residence for the past years.

 

 

Cremation Rites will be in accord to the family wishes. Kull Funeral Home is assisting with those arrangements

 

Tracy

John R. Kimbro


John R. Kimbro, 82,  of Fillmore, IL,  died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at  his home. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday 3-4-15 at Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore, IL with Pastors Harry & Myron Kirk  officiating.  Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery, in Fillmore, IL with Military Rites.   Visitation will be held from

Roy L. Elliott


Roy L. Elliott, 80, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at First Pentecostal Church, Vandalia, IL. Private Burial at later date. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.

Kevin Bradley Ward


Kevin Bradley Ward, 52, of Brownstown, died at 11:57 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Visitation will be from Noon until service time. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the

Frances Lillian Storck


 

 

Frances Lillian Storck, 84, of Farina, Illinois passed away at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 with visitation two hours prior to service. Rev. William Emrick will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in St.

Evelyn Anna Hencke




Evelyn Anna Hencke, age 77 of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Odin Health Care in Odin, Illinois.



Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shobonier, IL, with Pastor Hoehler officiating.  A Celebration of Life service will be held directly following the Memorial service led

Katherine C. "Chris" Henry


Katherine C. "Chris" Henry, 81, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 28, 2015, at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Krista Stokke officiating. Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM,

Michael L. Brown





 










Micheal L. Brown, 48, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Vandalia, IL

 

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

Darlene Mae Denning


Darlene Mae Denning, 88, of Vandalia passed away at 2:05am, Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

A memorial service for Mrs. Denning will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Vandalia Rehab & Healthcare Center Activity Fund or Fayette County Relay for Life. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene was born May 12, 1926 in

Donald E. Slater


Donald E. Slater, 92, of Ramsey, passed away at 9:30pm, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital LTC.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ramsey with Rev. Fr. Barry Harmon and Rev. Fr. Joseph Havrilka officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Hohlt & File Funeral

Wilbur R. Bartels




Wilbur R. Bartels, age 79 of Shumway, Illinois passed away 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to service. Mark White will be officiating. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery in Mason, Illinois with

John T. Willis


John T.  Willis, 71, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away February 20, 2015, at his home.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Unity Baptist Church,"formerly First Baptist Church", Vandalia, with  Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Visitation 5-8 pm Monday, February 23, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL and 1 hr before

Evelyn Anna Hencke




Evelyn Anna Hencke, age 77 of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Odin Health Care in Odin, Illinois.



Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shobonier, IL, with Pastor Hoehler officiating.  A Celebration of Life service will be held directly following the Memorial service led

Helen Reavis Tompkins


Funeral services for 103 year old Helen Reavis Tompkins of Smithboro will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, February 23 at the Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial to follow at Maxey Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7p.m. on Sunday, Fe

Ruth H. Murfin


Ruth H. Murfin, 102, of Vandalia, Illinois, formerly of Vernon, IL, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date at Patoka Cemetery, Patoka, IL. Memorials: Patoka United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Patoka, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and

Carol Smith


Carol Kay (Grubaugh) Smith, 70, of Vandalia passed away at 11:50am, Tuesday, February 11, 1945 at Aperion Care, St. Elmo.

Services will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Kent “Pee Wee” Denton officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00pm, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. After

Nancy Lewis


Nancy Elizabeth (Thompson) Lewis, 72, of Vandalia, passed away at 9:38am, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Fayette Co. Hospital, Vandalia.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL with Pastor Krista Stokke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00am, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. James Evangelical

Jerry Eugene Long




Jerry Eugene Long, age 71 of Flora, Illinois passed away at 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois with a one hour viewing prior to the service. Russell Smith will be officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in

Jerry Eugene Long




Jerry Eugene Long, age 71 of Flora, Illinois passed away at 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois with a one hour viewing prior to the service. Russell Smith will be officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in

Ida M. Wodtke




Ida M. Wodtke, age 100 of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Illinois with one hour viewing prior to the service. Rev. William Emrick officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s

Madonna B. Smith


Madonna B. Smith, 80, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 11am, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, in Ramsey, IL.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm,

Olga Maria Potts


Name: Olga Maria Potts, 95 years old of Inverness, IL, formally of Altamont went to be with her Lord in heaven on Thursday evening February 12, 2015 at 6:45 PM at the St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates (near Chicago), Illinois with her family present.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday morning February 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Norma Jean Verdeyen




Norma Jean Verdeyen, age 88 of Mason, Illinois passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.


Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois with a one hour viewing prior to service.


Kent Robinson will be officiating. Burial will be in the Mason Cemetery.

Howard M. Miller


Howard M. Miller, 84, of Effingham, IL, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN with family by his side.

 

A service to celebrate his life will be at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Altamont with Rev. Chris Hale officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul ELCA Cemetery with military rites by

Fleta May Austin


Fleta May Austin, 79, of Brownstown, died at 3:56 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Dan Laack officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, February

Donald E. Davidson


Donald E. Davidson, 80, of Fillmore, IL, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in Fillmore, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 4 P.M. Monday, February 16, 2015, at Liberty Church, Bingham, IL, with Pastor Harry Kirk, officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 P.M. Monday, prior to the service at the church. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Montgomery

Tod Pleinta, formerly Bret Brown


Tod Pleinta, formerly Bret Brown, 51, of Anna, died of esophagel cancer on January 30 at his home. He was born March 30, 1963 to Terry and Vicki Brown in Vandalia. He graduated from Vandalia High School and Monmouth College and received a Master's De

David A. Hutchcraft



David A. Hutchcraft, 52, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 06, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Vandalia, with  Lieutenant Colonel Ron Bonomo officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, IL, with Military Rites.  Visitation will be held from

William "Paul" Lance SR


 

 

 

William “Paul” Lance  SR, age 92 of East Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Richard L. Owens O S F Hospice Home, Peoria, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, Illinois with a one hour visitation

Barbara Lybarger


Barbara Lybarger, 74, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 10:55 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL with visitation an hour before. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be addressed at

Bernard E. Hall


Bernard E. Hall, 90, of Ramsey, IL, died on Tuesday, February 03, 2015, at Ramsey, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, February 06, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Jim Wright, officiating. Burial will follow at Bolt Cemetery, in Rural Ramsey, IL with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 05,

Lucas Robert Moore


Lucas Robert Moore, 31, of Altamont, died at 4:36 a.m., Monday, February 2, 2015 at Methodist Hospital, Merrillville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Altamont Christian Church with Jim Watts and Jason Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Township Baptist Church Cemetery, rural Altamont. Visitation will be from 4 – 8

James "Jim" Webber


James “Jim” Webber, 52, of Vandalia, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at his home.

Graveside Service and Interment will be held at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown at a later date. Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born February 26, 1962in Vandalia, the son of Louis and Donna (Lofland) Webber. Jim worked for Fayco Enterprises in

Tara Noel DePew McEwen




Tara Noel DePew McEwen, 48, of Foristell, Missouri, was called to heaven on January 30, 2015.  She lost her brave fight against lung cancer.


 


Tara was born December 26, 1966 in Centralia, Illinois to Carol Tackett Melowitz and Larry DePew.  She was married to Marvin McEwen in May of 1992.


 


She was survived by her parents; husband; children, Dustin McEwen,

Delores E. Eich


Name: DELORES E. EICH, 84 years old of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon January 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday morning February 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Campus, Illinois with the Revs. Father Hake and Father LoPresti officiating.

Mervin L. Ruff


Mervin L. Ruff, 89, of Altamont, died on Sunday morning, February 1, 2015 at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport, FL.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015 at St. Paul ‘Blue Point’ Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. David Speers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by

Leota Miller


 Leota Miller, age 101 of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday January 28, 2015 at Willowbrook in Effingham, Illinois.  

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday January 30, 2015 United Methodist Church in Watson, Illinois. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 31, 2015 with a viewing one hour prior to service at the United Methodist

Betty J. Ramos


Betty J. Ramos, 89, of Taylor Springs, IL, formerly of Fillmore, IL, died on January 25, 2015 in Hillsboro, IL. 

 

Private Burial will be at a later date in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, IL. Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, IL, is in charge of the arrangements.



She was  born on January 01, 1926, in Bingham, IL, the daughter of Edward  and Beatrice (Snow) Forbes.

Barbara Hewitt Behrends


Barbara Hewitt Behrends, 67, of Brownstown, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Terry Westerfield & Rev. Joe Lawson, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,

Jimmy R. Cole


Jimmy R. Cole, 61, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, in his home.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Crown Point Church, Rural Vandalia, with Pastor Pete LeDuc officiating.  Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1

Robert "Bob" E. Rich


Robert “Bob” E. Rich, age 67 of Effingham, IL passed away at 12:00 p.m.    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence in Effingham, Illinois.  

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Watson, Illinois. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the United Methodist Church

Robert "Bob" L. Durbin


Robert "Bob" L. Durbin, 77, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, in his home.

 

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, , with Pastors Tim Logue & Tom Farris  officiating.  Burial will follow at German Reform Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, IL.   Visitation will be held from

Kenneth Oliver Wachtel


Kenneth Oliver Wachtel, 89, of rural Altamont, died at 3:27 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by his family.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at St. Paul 'Blue Point' Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. David Speers, Rev. Mark Witte and Rev. David Witte officiating. Burial

Louie E. "Eddie" Moreland


Louie E. "Eddie" Moreland, 71, of Pana, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Pana, IL. 

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey, IL, with the Pastor Harry Kirk, officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday.

Dennis L. Whitten


Dennis L. Whitten, 68, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away January 20, 2015, at St. Louis, MO.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, with Dr. Ben Foxworth, Rev. Joe Lawson & Rev. Ernest Flowers, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday,

Michael Edward Wasmuth




Michael Edward Wasmuth, age 63 of St. Peter, IL passed away at 8:05 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence.


Visitation will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Peter, Illinois. There will be a private memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, IL. Peter LeDuc will be officiating. Burial

Sandra L. Davis


Sandra L. Davis, 69, of Bingham, IL, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL. 

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 23, 2015, at Liberty Cemetery, Rural Bingham, IL, with Pastor Harry Kirk, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Friday, January 23, 2015, at Liberty Church, Rural Bingham, IL.

Louise Jones


Louise Jones, age 90 formerly St. Elmo, IL passed away at 1:36 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo with a 1 hour viewing prior to service. Pastor Mike Hall will be officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia, Illinois.

Timothy E. Campe


Timothy E. Campe, 31, of Altamont, died at 4:56 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January

Judith Ann "Judy" Swofford


Judith Ann “Judy” Swofford, 70, Mulberry Grove, IL passed away at 2:15am, Monday, January 19, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

Services for Mrs. Swofford will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Bruce Sasse officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hohlt & File

Alice H. Scott


Alice H. Scott, 88 of Brownstown, died on January 15, 2015 in St. Elmo.

Services will be held on Friday January 23, 2015 at Haley Chapel in Bluff City. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m with funeral services conducted by Hohlt and File to follow immediately.  Burial will follow services at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown, IL. Online condolences available at

Ellen L. Black


Ellen L. Black, 87, of Vandalia, passed away at her home at 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at her home in Vandalia.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 11:30am, Wednesday, January 2015 at Evans Cemetery, rural Vandalia. Visitation and celebration will be held from 10:00-11:00am, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to the

Rhonda L. Marcum


Rhonda L. Marcum, 52, of Centralia, Illinois, formerly of Vandalia, IL,  passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, in Centralia, IL.

 

Private Family Memorial 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.

 

She was born

Gertrude A. Schmidt-Schultz


Name: Gertrude A. Schmidt-Schultz, 96 years old of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Friday evening January 16, 2015 at 10:55 PM at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont where she made her residence for the past five years.

 
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday morning January 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Altamont with the Rev. Clayton Vail

Merl "Dutch" R. Haynes


Merl "Dutch"  R. Haynes, 94, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, in his home.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, , with Pastor Terry Sapp officiating.   Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites.  Visitation will be held from 6:00

Earl "Slick" Deneen Walker


Earl "Slick" Deneen Walker, 84 years old, of Patoka died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. He was born on April 4, 1930 in Patoka the son of Isaac and Mary (Lucas) Walker. He married Lucille Norris at the Patoka First United Methodist Church on June 4, 1949.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lucille Walker; son Kenneth Walker and wife Suzy; daughters Susan Landreth

Dennis E. "Denny" Gerkin Jr.


Dennis E. "Denny" Gerkin Jr., 62, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at his home in Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Vandalia, IL, with Revs. Robert Weaver & Lowell Donnelley, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00

Jerry L. Ready


 

 

 

Jerry L. Ready, 75, of Mahomet passed away Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2015) at Asta Care Nursing Home in Bloomington following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

 

Visitation will be Friday, January 16 from 4pm - 7pm at Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, IL and Saturday, January 17 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Mason Christian Church,

James E. "Jim" Trible Jr


James E. "Jim" Trible, Jr., 74, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Service and burial will be at a later date in Virginia. 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 03, 1940, in Baltimore,

Mary Etta Simmons


Mary Etta Simmons, 77, of Mason, IL passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 with one hour viewing prior to service at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois. Mark White will be officiating. Burial will be at Keen’s Chapel Cemetery in rural

Chester L. "Chet" Moore



Chester L. "Chet" Moore, 75, of Brownstown, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Effingham, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 19, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Kevin Bonifacius, officiating. Burial will follow at Maxey Cemetery, Rural Smithboro, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday,

Loren Frakes Jr


Loren Frakes Jr 68 of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, in his home.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Friends & Family will gather at 3 PM on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to The Family.  Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in

Reed E. Flemming


Reed E. Flemming, 58, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at St. Louis, MO.

 

Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Doug Wodtka, officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, *before services*  Friday, January 16, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorials: Shriners

James Ullrich


James Ullrich, age 65 of Altamont, Illinois passed away at 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 09, 2015 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health care in Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois. Funeral service will be at12:00 p.m. with one hour viewing prior to service at the Jackson Twp. Baptist Church, rural

Vaudith Lavelle Logue


Vaudith Lavelle Logue, age 90 of Beecher City, Illinois passed away at 6:50 p.m. Friday, January 09, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Sullivan, Illinois.

 

 Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 with one hour viewing prior to service at

Donna J. Virden


Donna J. Virden, 89, of Vandalia, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, passed away on Friday, January 09, 2015, in Vandalia, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Terry Sapp, officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 12 noon, prior to the service at

Jennifer L. Knebel


Jennifer L. Knebel, 44, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 08, 2015, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Rev. Joe Lawson & Pastor Krista Stokke, officiating. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM,

David Richard Wheatley


David Richard Wheatley, age 57 of Mason, Illinois passed away at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. with a two hour viewing prior to service at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Effingham, Illinois.

Gilbert Lane "Butch" Shelton


Gilbert Lane “Butch” Shelton, 72, of Altamont, died on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright and Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery with military

Rosalie L. Cox


Rosalie L. Cox, 75, of St. Elmo, formerly of Brownstown died at 7:39 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown with Jim Dann and Darrel Brandon officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will

M. LouAnn Shaffer


M. LouAnn Shaffer, 82, of Blue Mound, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, died on Monday, January 05, 2015, in her home. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL.  Private Family Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 10-11AM, * before service* Saturday at the funeral home. Miller

Brian S. Garner


Brian S. Garner, 49, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 9:34pm, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am, Friday, January 9, 2015 at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia with Rev. Fr. Joseph Havrilka and Rev. Fr. Barry Harmon officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to the

H. Thomas Fitzwilliam


H. Thomas Fitzwilliam, 72, of rural St. Elmo, died at 2:20 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Leroy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for two hours prior to service time.

Larry E. Williams


Larry E. Williams, 76, of Ramsey, IL, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2015, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rt. 185, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Harry Kirk, Rev. Norris Price, & Dr. Ben Foxworth, officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date in Price

Vance Leroy Murfin


Vance Leroy Murfin, 95, of Salem, formerly of Vernon; died January 3, 2015 at Salem Township Hospital. He was born the son of Curt Allen and Lillian (Dale) Murfin on October 31, 1919.  He married Alice Clendening on April 3, 1942.  She preceded him in death on November 27, 2002. 
Survivors include his son Dale Murfin of Salem; sister Margaret Lawrence of Green Bay, Wisconsin; one

Madeline (Casey) Evans Blake


Madeline (Causey) Evans Blake, 93, of Vernon, IL passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Northside Christian Church, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home.

Madeline was born November 14, 1921 in China Grove, NC, the

Goldie Marie Harris


Goldie Marie Harris, age 89 of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 12:30 a. m. Saturday, January 03, 2015 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. 

 

 

 

Visitation will be on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Christian Church on 6th and Main Street in St. Elmo, Illinois. Funeral service will also be held at the church on Tuesday,

Pete Commuso


Pete Commuso, 81, of Vandalia passed away at 9:50pm, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Visitation will be held from Noon-2:00pm, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Betty J. Hill


Betty J. Hill, 91 of Vandalia passed away at 1:00pm, Friday, January 2, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital.

A graveside service for Mrs. Hill will be held at 11:15am, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Friends and family may gather from 10:00-11:00am, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home prior to the graveside service. Memorials may be made to the

James R. Jacobs


James R. Jacobs, age 74 of Effingham, IL., formerly of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hospital Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Arrangements are being handled by Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois.

 

 

 

Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Red Brush Cemetery in

Delbert D. Kistler


Delbert D. Kistler Sr., 90, of Vandalia, passed away 9:30pm, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital LTC.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, January 5, 2015 at Overcup Baptist Church, Bluff City, IL with Rev. Doug Wodkta officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00am, Monday, January 5, 2015 prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Fairlawn

Betty Anne Luallen


Betty Anne Luallen, 87, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Vandalia, IL

 

Services will be held at 12:00 Noon,  Saturday, January 03, 2015, at Bethel Baptist Church, RFD Vandalia, IL with Dr. Ben Foxworth & Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.   Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery,Rural Vandalia, IL/ Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to

Angela K. Ehrat


Angela K. Ehrat, 62, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 02, 2015, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel  Lutheran Cemetery, Shobonier, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, *1 hour*

Irene Hulda Reed




Irene Hulda Reed, 88, of Vandalia, Illinois, a devoted mother, grandmother and great –grandmother passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital after a short illness.


Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:30 pm on Friday, January 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shobonier, Illinois, with Rev. Josh Frazee

Erma "Topsy" Farley


Erma “Topsy” Farley, 85, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 10:15pm, Sunday, December 28, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, January 2, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery,

Mava Kathryn Saunders Holaday


Mava Kathryn Saunders Holaday, 93, of Vandalia passed away at 7:10pm, Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL with a 1 hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to the First United

Louise Reynolds


Louise Reynolds, age 84, formerly of Centralia, IL, passed away at 8:54 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL.

 

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. There will be a two hour visitation prior to the service. Larry Vaughn will be officiating. Burial will be held at Iola

Norma J. Warner


Norma J. Warner, 87, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 in Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL,  with Pastor Terry Westerfield and Al Schumacher officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM,*

Richard "Dick" C. Courson


Richard “Dick” C. Courson, age 75 of St. Peter, IL was called home to be with Jesus at 7:08 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, IL.

 

 Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 with a one hour

June Logan


 

 

June Logan, age 86 formerly of Edgewood, IL passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation will be on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the funeral home with one

Benjamin "Ben" F. Forbis


Benjamin "Ben" F. Forbis, 86, of Vandalia, Illinois, formerly of Sefton Township, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in Vandalia, IL, .

 

Services will be held 11:00AM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, , with  Rev. Louis Frick and Rev. Don Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow at Forbis Cemetery Sefton Township, Rural

Julianne Vittitow


Julianne “Juli” Vittitow, 52, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:40am, Friday, December 26, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.

Services for Mrs. Vittitow will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with a visitation being held from 12:00 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Olive Hill Cemetery,

Lenore Parkison


Lenore Parkison, 90, of rural Brownstown, died at 10:50 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by family.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Liberty Christian Church with Michael Smith and Jim Dann officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014 and for one hour prior to service time all at the

Floyd Gene Tarrant


Floyd Gene Tarrant, 72, of Beecher City, formerly of Effingham died at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Paul Bauer officiating. Burial will follow at Rentfrow Cemetery, rural Shumway. Visitation will be from 5:00

Raymond August Meseke




Raymond August Meseke, 89, of Vandalia, Illinois, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great –grandfather passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital after a short illness.


Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 pm followed by a funeral service at 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 27, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia with Rev. Jerry

Betty L. Stone


Betty L. Stone, 82, of Vandalia passed away at 9:05pm, Monday, December 22, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Services for Mrs. Stone will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maxey Cemetery, Smithboro, IL. Memorials

Roger G. O'Dell


Roger G. O’Dell, age 86 of St. Peter, Illinois was called home to be with Jesus at 8:23 p.m.  Friday December 19, 2014 at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Illinois.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, IL. Funeral service

 

es will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St.

Evelyn I. Guy


 

Evelyn I. Guy, age 86 of LaClede, IL passed away at 10:45 p.m. Saturday December 20, 2014 HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina, IL. There will be a two hour visitation prior to service. Memorials may be made to Keens Chapel Building Fund,

Linda C. Fookes


Linda C. Fookes, 68, of Ramsey, IL,  died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her home. 

 

Services will be held at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Herrick Baptist Church in Herrick, IL, with the Rev. Kenneth Fookes officiating. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, VA .

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until service time at 5:00 PM,

Marilyn Phyllis Kramer


Marilyn Phyllis Kramer, age 76 of Farina, IL passed away at 9:28 a.m. Thursday December 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing& Rehab Center in Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Kinmundy, IL. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Betty Lou Wachtel


Betty Lou Wachtel, 88, of rural Altamont, died at 7:22 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at St. Paul ‘Blue Point’ Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. David Speers, Rev. Mark Witte and Rev. David Witte officiating. Burial will follow in the church

Marion Kramer


 

 

Marion Kramer, 73, formerly of St. Peter and Farina, IL passed away at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing & Rehab Center in Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday December 21, 2014 at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church in Kinmundy, Illinois.   Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday

Ruby Caldwell


 

 

Ruby Caldwell, age 78 formerly of Edgewood, IL passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 with one viewing prior

Doris Evelyn Runge


Doris Evelyn Runge, age 82 of St. Peter, IL passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, IL. Funeral will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 19, 2014 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL with a one hour

Mrs. Lee Hartwick


Mrs. Lee Hartwick, 90, of Cincinnati, OH formerly of Vandalia, IL passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, December 21, 2014 at McInturff Cemetery, Hagerstown, IL with Pastor Krista Stokke officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30pm, Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Memorials may be

Evelyn M. Lawler


Evelyn M. Lawler, 79, of Mulberry Grove, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at Hillsboro, IL.

 

Services will be held at , Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, , with Rev. Jeff Hemkin officiating.  Burial will follow at Green-Hill Cemetery, Rural Fillmore, IL.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 16,

Noah "Frank" Emerick


Noah "Frank" Emerick, 81, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Crown Point Church, Rural Vandalia, with Pastors Pete & Greg LeDuc, officiating. Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday,

Ruby L. Goodin


Ruby L. Goodin, 83, of Mulberry Grove, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 12, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. Bob Chase, officiating. Burial will follow at Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home,

Kay Kistler


Kay Cearlock Kistler, 73, of Vandalia passed away at 11:55pm, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.

 

Services will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church, Vandalia with Rev. Harry Kirk officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, Friday, December 12, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church, Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services Saturday

William D. "Billy" Sanders


William D. "Billy" Sanders, 47, of Bingham, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 09, 2014, at Fayette Co. Hospital, ER, Vandalia, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 12, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Fillmore, IL, with the Rev. Allen Ebbler, officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, in Rural Pana, IL. Visitation will be held from

Charles Kraucunas


Charles Kraucunas, age 68 of Edgewood, IL passed away at 8:24 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Pagel funeral home in Edgewood, IL with a 2 hour visitation prior to service. Memorial may be made to the family or donor’s choice.

Charles was born on June 19, 1946, the son of Joseph

Morris Eugene Switzer


MORRIS EUGENE SWITZER, 74, of Farina, IL died December 8, 2014 at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Born April 9, 1940 in Farina, he was the son of "T. A." and Mildred (Morris) Switzer who preceded him in death.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Farina.

He married Mary Ruth Vaupel November 29, 1959 in Kinmundy and she

Beulah M. Logue


Beulah M. Logue, 95, of St. Elmo, IL passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 06, 2014 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL.

 

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, IL.   Graveside service will be in Springhill Cemetery following visitation. Family is requesting visitors to dress casual.

Alice Broom


Alice Broom, age 96 of Mason, IL passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Farmer City, IL.

 

Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Mason Christian Church in Mason, IL with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to service.  Mark White will be Officiating.  Burial will be held in the Mason Cemetery. Memorials may be

Florence Marie Brna


Florence Marie (Stewart) Brna of Altamont, IL, age 55 passed away at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

Visitation will be at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL from 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014. There will be no public funeral services as to her wishes.

Memorials may be made to the family in care C&A

Richard E. Koeberlein


Richard E. Koeberlein, 86 of Altamont, died at 4:10 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clare Cemetery with military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger V.F.W. Post #7676,

James Harold Petzing


James Harold Petzing, 75, of Altamont died at 4:05 a.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

 

Cremation rites were accorded as per Jim’s wishes and a memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Chaplain Ralph Rounds officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until

Michael J. McGowan


Michael J. McGowan, 79, of Vandalia passed away at 10:35pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his home in Vandalia.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Chaplain Brad Garner officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:30pm, prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made

Bruce W. Peterson


Bruce W. Petersen, 60, of Brownstown passed away at 8:13am, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home in Brownstown.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 at New Horizon Church, St. Elmo, IL (Church is located on Tower Street). Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice and will be received by the funeral home.  Online condolances available at

Joyce L. Cage


Joyce L. Cage, 81, of Effingham, died at 4:37 a.m., Friday, November 28, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.

 

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made

Ronnie J. Hough


Name: Ronnie J. Hough, 79 years old of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning November 25, 2014 at 9:10 AM in his home.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning December 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Kull Funeral Home St. Elmo with the Rev. Tom Fedrigon of the St. Elmo Christian Church officiating.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted

Carol V. Sefton


Carol V. Sefton, 93, of Brownstown, died at 3:36 a.m., Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Aperion Care, St. Elmo.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown with Charles Ferguson, Nate Ferguson and Ethan Sefton officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday and for one hour prior to service time also

Patricia Ann (Myers) Tyree


Patricia Ann (Myers) Tyree, 71, of St. Elmo, died at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Effingham.

 

As per Patricia’s wishes her body will be cremated and there will be no services. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Patricia was born on Saturday, February 20, 1943 in St.

Danny Fancher


Danny Fancher, 61, of Farina, Illinois passed away at 7:09 p.m. November 24, 2014 at Clay County Hospital in Flora, Illinois. Arrangements are being handled by Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood.

Visitation will be at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, Illinois from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014. Memorials may be made to Pagel Funeral Homes per family’s request.

Romalee Engle


Romalee Engle, 84, of Brownstown, passed away at 1:25am, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL.

Services will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, November 28, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Pastor Don Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm, Friday, November 27, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to services Saturday. Burial

Kenny E. Lange


Kenny E. Lange, 65, of Vandalia passed away at 1:09pm, Friday, November 21, 2014 at his home in Vandalia.

Services for Kenny will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services

Wynona I. Schumacher


Wynona I. Schumacher, 87, of Vandalia formerly of Sidney, IL died peacefully at 11:26am, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Hits Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL. A service will be held for family at a later date with a burial in Saint Johns Cemetery, Broadlands

Wilma J. Schaal


Wilma J. Schaal, 93, of Altamont, died at 7:02 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.   Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James

Ida Louis "Maggie" Holste


Name: Ida Louise “Maggie” Holste, 98 years old of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon November 18, 2014 at 1:15 PM at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers

Bruce W. Peterson


Bruce W. Petersen, 60, of Brownstown passed away at 8:13am, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home in Brownstown.

Services are planned for a later date in December. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice and will be received by the funeral home. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home. Online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com

Bruce was born May 7, 1954 in

Emma "Louise" L. O'Dell


Emma "Louise" L. O'Dell, 89, of Altamont, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 17, 2014, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in RFD Ramsey, IL, with the Rev. Gregg Shannon & Rev. Houston Jackson, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel

Constance "Connie" R. Spangler


Constance "Connie" R. Spangler, 88, of Vandalia, Illinois, formerly of Pontiac, MI, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Springfield, IL.

 

Private Burial will be held at a later date at Patoka City Cemetery, Patoka, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.

Virginia May Holland




Virginia May Holland, 85, of Effingham, died at 3:15 a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Ed Roman officiating. Burial will follow at Funkhouser Cemetery, rural Effingham. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday,

Skippy Dean Jones


Skippy Dean Jones, 61, of Vandalia, passed away at 9:10am, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

No services at scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the family of Skippy Jones to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Skippy was born December 17, 1952, in Vandalia, the son of Orville “Boolee” and

Burl D. Brumfield


Burl D. Brumfield, 71, of Vernon passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born the son of Raymond Francis and Eva Lucille (Knutt)  Brumfield on March 16, 1943.  He married Shirley  Lawson on September 26, 1964 in Vernon.  She preceded him in death on May 29, 2013. 
Survivors include his daughter Angie Gathe, husband David

Edward John Green


Edward John Green, 62, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 9:12pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

A Graveside Service will be held 4:30, Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Pinhook Cemetery, rural Vandalia with Mr. Haron Denton officiating and military rites accorded by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95 and Brownstown VFW Post#9770. Visitation will be held

Ryan Allen Cunningham


Ryan Allen Cunningham, 30, of Vandalia, passed away at 9:33pm, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Vandalia with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to a trust that is set up for Ryan’s

Russell E. Hewitt



Russell E. Hewitt, 93, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 09, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 13, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1

Carl E. "Bo" Brauer


Name: CARL E. “Bo” BRAUER, 80 years old of Altamont, died peacefully on

Friday evening November 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM at the St. John’s Hospital CCU, Springfield, Illinois.

 

Funeral Services: None

 

Visitation for family and friends: None

 

Cremation rites will be accorded as per “Bo’s” wishes.

 

Private Burial

Irma Jean Kruenegal


 

 

 

 Irma Jean Kruenegel, 84, of St. Peter, IL passed away peacefully at 1:30 a.m. Friday, November 07, 2014 at her home.

 

Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in Keen’s Chapel Cemetery. Rev. William Emrick will be officiating. Visitation will be at Pagel Funeral Home in St.

Michael Ladd Blair


Michael Ladd Blair, 39, of Altamont died in Effingham at 1:24 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

 

There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice.
 

Michael was born on Monday, June 23, 1975 in Effingham to Dennis and Kathi (Hatfill) Blair. He was an accomplished tattoo artist and devoted

Ruby Ann Oyler-Ellis


Ruby Ann Oyler-Ellis, infant daughter of Kyle Ellis and Melissa Oyler, passed away, at 9:37 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 2014 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL.

 

Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgewood Cemetery Fund or donor’s choice. Pagel

Dennis W. Parkhurst


Dennis W. Parkhurst, 62 of Effingham, passed away at 7:11 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Cumberland County.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014 at Watson United Methodist Church with Pastor C.W. Lewis officiating. Burial will be held in Mason Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to time of service, Monday at the

Patricia "Pat" Bowen


Patricia “Pat” A. Bowen, 74, of Edgewood, IL passed away at 4: 37 a.m. Monday, November 03, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

 

Funeral service will be held at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, IL. on Friday, November 7,  2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a one hour viewing prior to service. Mark White will be officiating. Burial will be at Mason Cemetery.

Mary V. Stokes


Mary V. Stokes, 94, of Ramsey, IL,  died on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at Pana Community Hospital in Pana, IL. 

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 08, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor Terry Sapp officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 07, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL.

Mary "Belva Lee" Daniels


Mary “Belva Lee” Daniels, 89, of Vandalia passed away at 5:15am, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, November 7, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery,

Dorsey Leon Feller


Dorsey Leon Feller, 97, of Vandalia, died at 12:10am, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

A private interment will be held at South Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home of Vandalia.

Mr. Feller was born August 20, 1917 in St. Elmo, the son of Edward H. and Luvice (Good) Feller. He was the owner/operator of Feller’s

Lois E. Meyer


Lois E. Meyer, 84, of St. Peter, IL passed away at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Parklane Care Center in Wentzville, MO.

 

Funeral service will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 with a one hour viewing prior to service. Reverend William Emrick will be officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Lutheran

Ruby Irene Young


Ruby Irene Young, 94, formerly of the St. James area passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia, IL.

 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Macedonian Church, Loogootee, IL., with one hour viewing prior to service. Pastor Jim Zeigler and Pastor James Mulvaney will be officiating.  Burial will be in the Watson

M. Wilma Tackett




M. Wilma Tackett, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Brownstown, died at 8:26 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.


Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the First Christian Church, Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be for two

Corine "Evelyn" Talbott


Corine “Evelyn” Talbott, 85, of Vandalia, passed Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at her home.

Services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, October 31, 2014 at the First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia with Rev. Daniel McDonald officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Burial will be in Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown, IL. Memorials may be made

Buck Arnold


Funeral Services for 85 year old Buck Arnold of Ramsey will be held at 1 pm Saturday, October 25th at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with burial to follow at MacInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown.  Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm Friday, October 24th at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia and also one before service on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Vandalia

Beulah G. Harrison


Beulah G. Harrison, 92, of Vandalia, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Vandalia, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 10-11:00 am 1 hr. prior to the service on Friday. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Memorials may be made to Fayette County Health Dept. Visiting

Gordon L. Grobengieser


Gordon L. Grobengieser, 85, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, October 18, 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 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday, October 18, 2014,

Corinne P. Kraus




Corinne P. Kraus, 87, of Altamont, died at 3:45 a.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her home.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA), Altamont with Rev. Dr. Timothy Hubert officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at

Diane Lynn Torbeck


Funeral Services for 62 year old Diane Lynn Torbeck of Augsburg will be held at 4 pm Thursday, October 16th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Augsburg, with burial to follow at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm on Thursday, October 16th at the church.  Memorials may be made to Lutheran Children and Family Services or Vacation Bible School

William "Bill" Charles Durbin


William “Bill” Charles Durbin, 76, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, October 05, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

Funeral service will be Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the St. Elmo Christian Church at 11:00 a.m. with one hour viewing prior to service.  Tom Fedrigon will be officiating.  Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in St.

Vernon Meyer


Vernon Adolph Meyer, 94, of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, October 04, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 8th at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, Illinois at 11:00 a.m. with one hour viewing prior to service.  Rev. William Emrick will be officiating.  Burial will be at St.

Leo Whitehead


Leo Whitehead, 77, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away, September 26, 2014, in Springfield, IL.

 

Private Family Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, RFD St. Peter.  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

Jeanniea Frailey


Jeanniea Alice (Crager) Frailey, 87, of Brownstown, passed away at 11:00pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Pinhook Cemetery, South of Bluff City with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:45am, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia,

Alfred Martin Rush


Alfred Martin Rush, 87, of Watson, Illinois passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation Health Care Center in Effingham, IL.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL. with one hour viewing prior to service. Kent Robinson will be officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery.

Nina Ruth Geddes


Nina Ruth Geddes, 83, of Effingham, IL, former long time resident of Vandalia, IL, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, at Effingham, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Rev. J.C. Neff & Rev. Rhonda Nash, officiating. Burial will follow at Forbis Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from

Robert Anderson


Funeral Services for 79 year old Robert Anderson of Vandalia will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, September 28th at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with burial to follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, First Church of God in

Georgia "Colleen" Beck


Georgia “Colleen” Beck, 55, of Vandalia passed away at 6:30pm, Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Wilberton Cemetery, rural Vandalia. Memorials may be made to Fayette County Hospital 2nd floor

Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Bruegger Delaney




Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Bruegger Delaney, 85, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Panama City, FL. She was born on Tuesday, October 9, 1928, to Charles and Irma Bruegger in Brownstown, IL.


After growing up in Brownstown, Betty married Dr. Daniel R. Delaney and moved to Florida where she raised her family. She worked as a secretary at Eglin Air Force Base and The

Brett Lloyd Wright


Brett Lloyd Wright

53 Years Old of

Beecher City, Illinois

 

Died: Thursday Morning, September 18, 2014

in the Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, Illinois

 

 

Visitation: Monday September 22, 2014

5:00 pm until 8:00 pm

at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, Illinois

 

 

 

Grave Side Burial Rites: Will be held Tuesday

William "Bill" Drone


Name: William “Bill” Drone, 86, lifelong Ridgway resident, died peacefully on Thursday afternoon

at 4:37 pm at the Evergreen Rehabilitation Center with family near in Effingham, Illinois.

 

Mass for Bill will be Monday Morning at 10:00 AM in the St. Mary’s Chapel of the St. Kateri Catholic Church with Fr. Steven Beatty, Celebrant, in Shawneetown,

Fred Willms Sr.


Frederick Eiles Willms Sr., 92, of Vandalia, passed away at 3:04am, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Masonic Services will be held at 6:30pm, Monday, September 22, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church and visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm,

Thomas "Joe" Hoover


Thomas “Joe” Hoover, 56, of Bingham, passed away at 1:23pm, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at his home in Bingham.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm, Friday, September 19, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be made to the family of Joe Hoover. A private family

Amelia Dawn Shepard




Amelia Dawn Shepard, 10 month old daughter of Scott and Laci (Adams) Shepard, of rural Altamont, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Kevin Knierem officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial

Roger C. Helm




Roger C. Helm, 78, of Vandalia, formerly of Brownstown, died at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Vandalia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Vandalia.


Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Bruce Sasse officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be

Elmer Portz




Elmer Portz, 74, of St. Elmo, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, September 15, 2014.


A Funeral Mass will be held on 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at

Thelma I. Alton


Thelma I. Alton, 95, of Vandalia passed away at 9:33am, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Crown Point Community Church with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Noffsinger Cemetery. Memorials may be made to

Lynda Ann Devore


Lynda Ann Devore, 65, of Beecher City, Illinois passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. 

 

 

 

Visitation will be held between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Beecher City, Illinois on Saturday, September 13, 2014. A memorial service will immediately follow.  In

Charles Edward "Smokey" Burrus


Charles Edward “Smokey” Burrus, 88, of Brownstown, passed away at 2:50pm, Monday, September 8, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, Vandalia.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. A private burial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown, IL.

John David Greer


John David Greer, 82, of Vandalia, died at 8:40am, September 8, 2014 at his home in Vandalia.

Services for John David will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia with Rev. Kurt Simon officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to the

Charles John Eident


Charles John Eident, 94, of Effingham, Illinois made the transition from mortality to the imperishable on the morning of September 6, 2014 at 9:18 a.m.

 

Funeral service will be held at the Mason Christian Church in Mason, IL. at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014  with a two hour vitiation prior to service. Mark White and Kevin Colclasure will be officiating. Interment will

Jack A. Hatfill


Jack A. Hatfill, 79, of St. Elmo, IL passed away at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

 

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. There will be a one hour viewing prior to the

Cathy Brannon


Cathy Jill Brannon, 67, of Vandalia passed away at 1:10pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am Friday, September 5, 2014 at Mulberry Grove Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL with Rev. David Wall officiating. Memorials may be made to the family of Cathy Brannon.

Cathy was born May 17, 1947, in Mulberry Grove, IL, the daughter of Homer and

Jeanette Sasse


Jeanette Sasse, 71, of Augsburg, IL.,  passed away at 2:47 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014, in Fayette County, near Brownstown.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church and also a one hour viewing prior to

Larrey Walton Gale


Larrey Walton Gale, 31, of Vandalia, died Monday, September 1, 2014 in an automobile accident near Mulberry Grove, IL.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00AM, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Fr. Barry Harmon and Rev. Fr. Joseph Havrilka officiating. A Rosary will be held at 9:00AM, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Mother of Dolors

Beverly Ann Ehrenzeller


Beverly Ann (Greathouse) Mason Ehrenzeller, 72 of Vandalia, passed away at 6:00pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Vandalia Rehab and Healthcare Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Vera Baptist Church, Vera, IL with Rev. Dave Hall officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Vera Baptist Church, Vera, IL. Burial

Kathryn "Katie" Schukar


Kathryn “Katie” Schukar, 89, of Vandalia passed away at 8:05am, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.

Services for Mrs. Schukar will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Overcup Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral

Carol Calhoun


Carol Louise Calhoun, 72, of Vandalia passed away on August 29, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Forbis Cemetery, rural Bluff City, IL with Rev. Don Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Forbis Cemetery.

Carol was born October 18, 1941 in Sefton Twp. Fayette Co. IL, the daughter of

Robert "Bob" J. Dugan


Robert "Bob" J. Dugan, 70, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, in Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 29, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM,

Norma "Jean" Freeman


Norma "Jean" Freeman, 85, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at Vandalia, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, August 25, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 24,

Carla M. Riker


Carla M. Riker, 54, of Vandalia passed away at 2:48pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her parents’ home in Vandalia, IL surrounded by her family.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, August 25, 2014 at McInturff Cemetery, Hagarstown, IL, where friends and family are welcome to meet.

Memorials may be made to the family of Carla Riker.

Carla was born February 12, 1960

Tonya Lynn Gephart


Tonya Lynn Gephart, 40, of Mason, IL. passed away at 1:09 p.m.  on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

 

Visitation service will be held at Cornerstone Christian Church in Effingham, IL. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the children of Tonya.

 

Tonya was born

Dorothy M. Cole


Dorothy M. Cole, 92, of Vandalia,IL, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Alton, IL.



Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, 8-20-14 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia,IL, with Rev. Louis Frick officiating. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery shortly before service time.   Memorials:  Vandalia Volunteer Fire Dept.,.  Miller Funeral Home,

Linda Marie Fish Richards


Linda Marie Fish Richards, 65, of Bloomington,  Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Heartland Healthcare in Normal.

Her visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday (8-15-14) at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington.  There will also be visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday (8-17-14) at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL.  Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday

Morgan Pryor Sr.


Morgan Wade Pryor Sr., 71, of Brownstown, passed away on August 9, 2014 at Lakeland Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Services for Morgan Pryor Sr. will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the First Christian Church of Brownstown with Rev. Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia and 1

Norma "June" Trexler


Norma “June” Trexler, 84, of Vandalia passed away at 9:56pm, August 8, 2014 at her home.

Services for Mrs. Trexler will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Rev. Harry Kirk officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church, rural Vandalia and 1 hour prior to services at

Susan Pagel


Susan Pagel, 60 of Melbourne, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor-vehicle-accident.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 15, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. LeRoy Tucker officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Veterans Empowerment

Jason E. Dye


Name: Jason E. Dye 33 years old of rural Beecher City, Illinois, a loving father and son died on Monday August 4, 2014 as a result of a work related accident in Brighton, Illinois.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Fedrigon Friday August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church St. Elmo, Illinois.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be

Janice "Jan" L. Wollerman


Janice "Jan" L. Wollerman, 76, of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, August 06, 2014, at Ramsey, IL.

 

Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 09, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Terry Sapp officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, August

Larry Limes


 

 

Larry Limes, 71, of Edgewood, IL. passed away on August 3, 2014 at 2:30 a.m. at Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham, IL.

 

 The funeral will be at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, IL. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with a two hour visitation prior to service. Jim Giffin will be officiating. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Edgewood, IL. Memorials

Patricia Ann Davis




Patricia Ann Davis, 86, of St. Elmo, Illinois, passed away on August 3, 2014 at 1:18 p.m. at her home in St. Elmo, IL.

 

The funeral will be at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a one hour viewing prior to the service. PeeWee Denton will be officiating. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo, IL. Memorials may be made

Russell Orval Hamende


Russell Orval Hamende 87, of St. Elmo, Illinois, went to be with the lord at 10:40 PM on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Shelbyville, IL. 

 

The funeral will be at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. on Wednesday August 6th at  11 a.m. with  one hour viewing prior to service. Father Simburger will be officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 on Tuesday, August

Larry Lee Croster


Larry Lee Crotser, age 72, of Nixa, Missouri, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

He was born in Fayette County, Illinois on January 26, 1942, the son of the late Frank “Tom” and Flossie (Kistler) Crotser.

Larry was raised in Brownstown, Illinois and was a 1959 graduate of Brownstown High School. He was a member of the Four Mile Christian Church

David "Dave" Oldham


David “Dave” Oldham, 61, of rural Vandalia passed away on July 28, 2014 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Services will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Overcup Baptist Church, rural Bluff City, IL with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL and 1 hour prior to services

Fred Kophazy Jr.




Fred Kophazy Jr., 60, of Vandalia, passed away at 3:37pm, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Fayette County Hospital ER.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Sharon Cemetery, Vandalia, IL with Rev. John Sanders officiating. Memorials may be made to the family of Fred Kophazy to help with burial expenses.


Frederick Kophazy Jr. was born July 31, 1953, in

Audrey F. Probst


Audrey F. Halford Carriker Probst, Fillmore, IL 

 

Audrey passed away, July 28, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. She was born May 15, 1918 in Bingham, IL, the daughter of James Aaron and Olive “Ollie” Ludema (Fisher) Halford.

 

Funeral service will be 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home in

Irene I. Smith


Irene I. Smith, 95, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Springfield, IL.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 30, 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, before service, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at

Doris J. Goatley




Doris J. Goatley, 83, of Decatur, IL formerly of Vandalia, IL passed away at 12:39pm, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Services for Mrs. Goatley will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 28, 2014 with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial

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