Name: Bud Mahon, 80 years old of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon March 11, 2016 at 4:14 PM at the HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham where he a been a patient for a short time.
Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning March 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, Illinois with the Rev. Dan Laack of the First United Methodist Church in St. Elmo officiating.
Visitation for family and friendswill be conducted from 4:00 pm-8:00pm on Sunday March 13, 2016
at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, Illinois.
Veteran Burial Rites by American Legion Post #420 of St. Elmo will be at the Stein-Stine Cemetery, rural St. James, Illinois immediately following the funeral service.
Harold Richard “Bud” Mahon was born into the family of John and Lena Mahon-Ballew. Bud began his long life on April 2, 1935 at the family home Wheatland Township, Fayette County, near St. James, Illinois. He graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1953 where he played football. He then was employed in Loudon oil fields, and enlisted in the United States Army, serving in German from September 29, 1958 until September 15, 1960. His full Honorable Discharge was August 31, 1964. Bud then returned to St. Elmo and was employed with Otis Petroleum.
Bud also worked for “Lucky” Luchtefeld at the Blue Mound Tavern and later became the owner-operator for many years until his retirement. His sponsorship of athletics by the Blue Mound Tavern, included Bowling Teams, Softball both fast and slow pitch teams and others. Bud was a season ticket holder for the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams for numerous years, however Cardinal Baseball was a love of his life.
His other memberships included the St. Elmo Golf Club, Life Member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1447 Legion #101 in Vandalia, the fraternal organization of the Elks Lodge #1016 in Effingham and others.
In his retirement he had a special interest in raising Lammas.
Memorialsthey may be directed to the St. Elmo Sports Booster Club and or the Donor’s Choice.
He is survived by his:
Daughter: Tammy Sue Mahon- Durbin Arnold, Missouri
and her son: Kyle David Durbin
2-Step-Daughters: Penny (husband, David) Koontz St. Elmo, Illinois
and their children: Sarah (husband, Kabe) Wright
Joshua (wife, Cassie) Koontz
Adam (wife, Kayla) Koontz
Marrie (husband, Gary) Lidy Effingham, Illinois
and their daughter: Adrienne (husband, Jeremey) Smith
1-Step Son: John (wife, Clare Ann) Looman Teutopolis, Illinois
and their children: Jack (wife, Megham) Looman
Paul (wife, Cheryl) Looman
Jessica (husband, Brent) Budde
1-half-brother: James “Jim” Ballew Carmi, Illinois
Sister: Mrs. Mary Fetgatter Carmi, Illinois
Sister-in-law: Norma Jean Mahon Vandalia, Illinois
Several Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by His: Parents: John Lester Mahon
Lena Esther Calvert-Mahon/Ballew
Brother: John W. “Bill” Mahon
Step Grandson: Brian Looman
Brother-in-law: Oland Fetgatter
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com