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Obituaries

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

Lucille Geibel


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

 

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

William Robert Jackson


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

 

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

Martha Smith


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

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

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

Doris E. Heggie


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

 

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

William E. Hardaway


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

 

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

Lewis H. Fancher


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

 

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

 

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

Betty Ann McElyea


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

 

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

 

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

Rex W. Lee


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

 

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



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

Eva Armer


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

 

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

Dorothy M. Eddy


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

 

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

Jerry B. Voris


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

 

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

 

He was

Stephen M. Case


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

 

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

Pink Lee Golden


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

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

 

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

 

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

Wanda S. Ballard


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

 

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

Lois Greeson


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

Pauline M. Depoister


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

 


 

 


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

Marcella M. Heather


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

 

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

Stephen M. Case


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

 

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

 

He was born November 14, 1949, the

William "Dude" Swick


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

Frances M. Fisher


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

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

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

Doris G. Haslett


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

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

Archie Lee Bolyard


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

Matthew C. Austin


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

 

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

Remola R. Eyman


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

 

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

Verlene Borton


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

 

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

Laurie Alice Warner


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

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

Lenora Charlotte Ida Ziegler


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

Haven Clifford Nelson


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

 


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

Dorothy A. Wyant


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

George D. Suits


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

Lou Ella Goldsborough


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

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

Visitation for family and friends will be

Deborah Ann "Dixie" Merrill


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

Samuel H. Smail


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

Anna M. Reiss McCain


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

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

Marvin Tonn


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

 


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

Geneva Koehler


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

 


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

 


Memorials may be made to the Old

Vivian "Maxine" McCarty


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

 

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

Stanley Olin Stine


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

 


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

Kenneth E. Poe


~~

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

 


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

 


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

Kayla D. Houston


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

 

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

Mari Alexis Schaeffer


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

Arthur H. "Buddy" Young


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

 

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

Shirley Berg-Asher


 

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

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

Visitation for

Sarah "Sally" Bushue


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

 


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

Johnny "John" D. Harris


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

 

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

 

He

Danny E. "Mouse" Jackson


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

 

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

 

Danny was born on June 28, 1956 in

Thomas R. "Kettel" Clark Sr


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

 

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

Leroy August Alwardt


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

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

Anna Mae Buzzard


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

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

Donald Water Schmidt


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

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

Etta Plank


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

Aileen Tinker


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

Filbert Gehle


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

Mary Louise Fristoe


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


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

Carl William Welch


~~


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

 

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

Bonita Marie Edwards


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

Lester Eugene Shreve


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

 


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

Dorothy L. Stuckemeyer


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

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

Fred D. Schmitt Jr


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

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

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

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

Edward J. Helm


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

Floyd B. Hinton


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

Ronald Gene Dolly


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

Carl "Poncho" Griffin


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

Charles R. Kaiser


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

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

Irene M. Meseke


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

 

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

James H. Reiss


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

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

Nancy P. Sampson


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

 

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

Brad Mahaffey


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

 


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

Ethel Marie Jackson


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

Gladys Eileen Mitchell


~~

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

 


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

Jesse Neal Oldfield


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

 

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

Harold Wayne "Shorty" Parker


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

John Calhoun Junior


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

 


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

Norman E. "Huey" Stewart


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

 

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

Kay Lyn Jones


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

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

Esther Gail Ramsey


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

 


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

Frances Elizabeth Brown


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

 

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

Clarence E. Ewald


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

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

Visitation for family and friends

Lanny "Red" Wehrle


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

Evelyn Aliece Talbott


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

Rayburn Dean Miller


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

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

Carl F. Riess


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

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

Mildred L. Stuemke


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

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

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from

Lloyd K. Hill


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

Patricia S. Reavis


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

Addison Blaize Scott


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

 


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

Carolyn Peterson


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

 


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

Susan Diane Davis


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

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

Susan was born November 13, 1941

Adeline Dauphin


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

John J. Mortsfield


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

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

He is

Jim Dale Landreth


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

 


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

 


Jim was born on October 18, 1957 in

Robert Gaylon Colclasure


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

 


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

Edwin "Ed" Fredrick Adermann


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

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

Birth: January 7, 1921 Place: Witt, IL

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

 

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

Preceded in death

Henry B. "Dutch" Metzdorff


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

 

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

 

He was born August 20, 1929, in New

Beulah Mae Keppler


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

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

Marilyn Kline


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

 


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

Carol Jean Mahon


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

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

Donald Fay Plum


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

Donald Earl Ragel


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

George Liggett Jr


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

 


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

Linda "Lin" Janz


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

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

Isabella Bertha Tappendorf


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

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

Donald K. Lotz


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

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

Occupation: Don retired from Crane Packaging

Steven L. Carpenter


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

Cheryl Lee (Biggs) Nuxoll


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

 


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

Donald P. Bennyhoff


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

 

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

Kristy Renee Mays Hawk


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

Irma L. Garrison


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

 


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

Leslie Paul Mills


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

 


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

Larry E. Sallee


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

 

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

Mark S. McCoy


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

 

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

N. Valda Paradee


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

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

Dorita Helen Haywood


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

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

Bruce E. Kelly


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

 

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

Robert Scullen


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

Betty L. Garland


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

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

Occupation: Owner/Operator

Susan Renee Brunson


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

Pearl E. White


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

 


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

Edna W. Sturtenvant


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

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

Rose Ann Logue McGuire


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

 


 world to be reunited with her heavenly family and friends.

 


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

 


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

 


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

Doris D. Mercier


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

 


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

Kenneth "Jim" Fischer


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

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

Visitation for family and

John Frailey


Mass of Christian Burial for 53 year old John Frailey of Fillmore will be held at 10 am Thursday, December 19th at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, with burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery in Herrick.  Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday at Our Sorrowful Mothers Ministries.  Memorials may be made to the John Fraily family in care of First National Bank

Donald Muskin


~~Donald Muskin, 73, of Edgewood, IL. Passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home with his wife and daughter at his side.

 


Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, IL.

 


Donald was born on October 27, 1940 in Greensburg, PA., the son of Nickolas and Mary (Bastaich) Muskin. He Married

Joanne E. Marlow


~~Joanne E. Marlow, 82, of Altamont, died at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to

Ronald W. Koonce


~~Ronald W. Koonce, 57, of Fillmore, IL, died on Monday, December 09, 2013. 
 
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL, with Dr. Roger Grimmett officiating. Burial will be in Green-Hill Cemetery, in Rural Fillmore, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, prior to the service on Friday, at the church. Miller

Jerry A. Davidson


Jerry A. Davidson, 59, of Bingham, IL, died on Sunday, December 08, 2013, at his home. 

 

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

 

He was born on August

Dorothy Irene Kaiser


~~Dorothy Irene Kaiser, 90, of Effingham, formerly of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 5:27 a.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing & Rehab Center in Effingham, IL.

 


Funeral Services is 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Harvest Methodist Church in Edgewood with Pastor Jeff Morrison Officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00

Ruby Robinson Rickman Meadows


Funeral Services for 80 year old Ruby Robinson Rickman Meadows of Vandalia will be held at 11 am Monday, December 9th at Central Christian Church in Greenville.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia and also one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Country Echos Music Club or

Berneice G. Reed


~~   Berneice G. Reed, 96, of Effingham, formally of St. Elmo, passed away at 3:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the home of her daughter.

 


     Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013 in C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. till service time, with burial in the Maplewood

Myron Dean Pontious


~~Myron Dean Pontious, 86, of St. Peter, passed away at 2:17 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his residence.

 


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter, with burial in the Old Loogootee Cemetery, rural St. Peter. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2013 in the funeral home and from

Marvin A. Suckow


~~Marvin A. Suckow, 85, of rural Mason, died at 5:02 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. Michael Kloepping officiating with burial to follow at Zion Cemetery with military rites provided by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger V.F.W. Post #7676,

Karen E. Paradee


Karen E. Paradee, 61 of Ramsey, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Lakeland Rehab. & Health Care Center, Effingham, IL

 

Services will be held at a later date at Ramsey Christian Church, with Pastor Terry Sapp, officiating. Visitation will be held before the service.

Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, IL. Memorials: To the Family.

Miller Funeral Home,

Helen Louise Arnold


~~Helen Louise Arnold died Monday, December 2, 2013 at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem, Illinois.

She was born October 29, 1927 in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Jeff Ward and Rachel Ann (Galiher) Ward. She married Robert Q. Arnold, Jr. on June 28, 1979 in rural Vernon, Illinois. 

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Geneva Williams and Doris Purcell and husband Jim, all

Merl Lee Gillespie


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Merl Lee Gillespie, 84, of Farina passed away at 9:01 a.m., Sunday, September 24, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.

 

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Homes, Edgewood, IL.  Memorials may be made to the family. Funeral and Burial will be held at a later date.

 

Merl was born on September 18, 1929 in Effingham