Ralph Allen 61, of Farina died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, with the Rev. Bill Cox officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic service by Edgewood Masonic Lodge 484 AF & AM. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst]
BAIRD, PAULINE CATHERINE
Pauline Catherine ‘Polly’ Baird, 96, St. Elmo, died Sunday (April 11, 2004). Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo. Visitation: two hours Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo. Visitation: two hours before Mass in the church. Burial: St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Avena Townnship. [April 13, 2004, Herald & Review (Decatur, IL), Page: D3]
BARNICK, SUZANNE LYNN
Suzanne Lynn Barnick, age 32, of Farina, died Saturday, August 19th, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral services for Suzanne Lynn Barnick will be held at two Saturday afternoon at the Calvary Baptist Church in Flora. Visitation will be held from eleven until the time of the funeral service at the church. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Wakefield. The Neal Funeral Home in Kinmundy is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include husband: Kelvin Barnick of Farina. Parents:
Dennia R. Fuson, Sr. and Kay Y. Fuson of Xenia. In-laws: Ernest Barnick and Dalene Barnick of Louisville. Son:
Dustin E. Barnick of Farina. Daughter: Katelynn R. Barnick of Farina. Brothers: V. Ray Harris and wife Juanita of Olney. Sisters: Julie A. Reid of Lincoln and Carolyn M. Henson and husband David of Salem [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst]
BARR, LINDA LOU
ST. ELMO - Linda Lou Barr, 56, St. Elmo, Cumberland Trail Growers employee, died Sunday (Feb. 15, 2004). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Kessel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Beecher City.
Otto John Fred Bergmann, 94, of Vandalia, retired farmer, died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Vandalia Rehabilitation Center, Vandalia. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter, with the Rev. Stephen Gallo officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, St. Peter. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the church on Saturday. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
BERRY, WYATT S.
Death in St. Louis, on the morning of the 12th, at the residence of Mr. A. E. Ormk, Mr. Wyatt S. Berry, of Vandalia, Illinois. [Daily National Intelligencer, Washington D. C., Sept 22, 1855-submitted by A. Newell.
Marion K. “Pete” Blankenship, 48, of St. Elmo died at 11:08 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Dr. Olen Evans and the Rev. B.J. Deal officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Mulberry Grove. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
BOWES, HELEN R.
Harrisonville, Mo--Helen Rose Bowes, 63, Harrisonville, died Dec. 11, 1993, near Centerview, Mo. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holden (Mo.) Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Bowes was born in Brownstown, Ill., and lived in Holden and Kingsville, Mo., from 1960 until she moved to Harrisonville in 1987. Her first husband, Raymond Seiz, died in 1969. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Niermeier, Kingsville, Mo.; two sons, Tom Seiz
and Mark Seiz of Holden; two stepdaughters, Loretta Moon, Virginia, Ill., and Mary Woodrum, Rochester, Ill.; two stepsons, Albert Seiz, Kingsville, and Raymond Seiz Jr., Sherman, Ill.; three sisters, Shirley Pontious, Brownstown, Pat Guffey, Ashland, Ill., and Norma Drake, Springfield, Ill.; two brothers, Ernest Harris, Ashland, and Clyde Harris, Bloomington, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren. Survivors also include her companion, Don Bowes of the home. [Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Monday, December 13, 1993-submitted by A. Newell]
William "Bill" Eugene Bubb, 73, of St. Elmo, died at 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Kull Funeral Home in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Terry Sapp officiating. Burial followed in the Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo. Visitation was held prior to services on Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Bubb was born on Dec. 3, 1932, in Oblong, the son of Paul Bubb and Edith (Good) Bubb-McColpin. A Chevrolet and a tractor dealership
in Vandalia employed Mr. Bubb in his younger years. He then was employed by R.H. Troop Drilling Company, and later the O'Brien Gas Company in St. Elmo. In about 1975, he started his own bsuiness - Bubb's Furniture and Repair, where he repaired and refinished furniture. He was also a buyer of fur, pelts and ginseng, continuing the business for about 35 years
before his retirement. He married Donna Joy Williams on June 24, 1950, in Shelbyville. She preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 2001. Mr. Bubb is survived by sons, Mike Bubb of St. Elmo, and Scott and his wife Michelle Bubb of St. Elmo; a daughter, Rita and her husband David Edwards of St. Elmo; brothers, Charles and his wife Jeanne Bubb of Oblong, and Robert and his wife Esing McColpin of Jacksonville, Ark.; three sisters, Barbara Bailey of Robinson, Connie and her husband Donald Fidler of Bonsall, Calif., and Reva
Koenig of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sydney Wright, Wynter Bubb, Chloe Smith and Max Bubb, all of St. Elmo, Michael and his wife Ann Edwards of Dieterich, and Matthew and his wife Kylee Edwards of St. Elmo; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Noah, Zachary and Gracie Edwards, all of Dieterich, and Keegan Edwards of St. Elmo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst]
CASEY, EDWARD CARL
Mount Dora, FL -- EDWARD CARL CASEY, 77, 8 Sunset Blvd., Mount Dora, died Friday. Born in Ramsey, Ill., he moved to Mount Dora from Watervliet, Mich., in 1977. He was a retired truck driver for Ford Motor Co. and Watervleit Paper Co. He was Baptist. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1570, Benton Harbor, Mich. Survivors: wife, Florence E.; sons, Vern Nitchie, Dexter, Mich., Norville, Temple, Texas; daughters, Sharon Walton, Umatilla, Bonnie Reaves, Tillatoba, Miss.; sisters, Lucella Ballard, Ramsey,
Ill., Lorraine Helfer, Taylor Springs, Ill.; brother, Charlie Teter, Taylorville, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. [Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - June 16, 1991 - Submitted by Anna Newell]
ST. ELMO — A 2-year-old St. Elmo boy who died after falling into a baby sitter’s pond was pulled from the pond by his baby sitter. Earlier reports stated he was rescued from the water by law enforcement. Lucas Chandler fell into the pond at his baby sitter’s family’s home Monday morning, he was later pronounced dead at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. The baby sitter’s name is not being released by law enforcement because the baby sitter is under 17 years old. The St. Elmo Police Department
was the first law enforcement agency to reach the Mitchell household west of St. Elmo and the boy had already been pulled
out of the water when officers arrived, said Police Chief Ken Thomason [Effingham Daily News, submitted by Sandy Bollhorst]
Robert J. Chrisman, 58, of St. Elmo, owner/operator of Robert Chrisman Trucking Company, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at BroMenn Healthcare Center, Normal. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Kessel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
COLLIER, TOMMY D.
Tommy D. Collier, 60, of Odin, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ausgburg Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier, with the Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Graveside services followed. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church. Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Patoka Fire Department or Patoka American Legion. Mr. Collier was born on Dec. 15, 1952, in Vandalia, the son of Don and
Elnora Busenhart Collier. He married Fran Moeller on Dec. 19, 1975, in Shobonier. He was a lifelong carpenter and the owner of Tom Collier Construction. He was a member of the Patoka American Legion. He is survived by his wife; sons, Nicholas Collier and his wife Rebecca of Athens, and Nathan Collier and significant other Mallory Koch of Salem; grandchildren, Jacob Collier, Andrew Collier and Lydia Collier; brothers, Donald Collier and his wife Linda of Indiana, John Collier of Ohio, and Gary and Cheryl Collier
of California; sisters-in-law, Carolyn and her husband Ted Helmer of Kansas, Marilyn and her husband Harry Price of Missouri, Candy and her husband Gary Brown of Vandalia, and Loann and her husband Mike Telger of Shobonier. He was preceded in death by his parents. [Vandalia Leader, June 10, 2013; Sub. by C. Horton]
COOK, ROY E.
TITUSVILLE, FL -- ROY E. COOK, 80, 925 Cheney Highway, Titusville, died Friday. Born in Ramsey, Ill., he moved to Titusville from Christmas in 1956. He was owner and operator of Cook's Well Drilling Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mims. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: nephews, David Butler, Mims, Donald Butler, Orlando, Terry German, West Melbourne, Paul German, Palm Bay. Brevard Funeral Home North, Titusville. [Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - November 11, 1989 - Submitted by Anna
Carol Cooper, age 64, of Farina, passed away at 1:14 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She worked for the Farina News and a church musician since the age of nine. Funeral services for Carol Cooper will be held at eleven Thursday morning at the the First Southern Baptist Church in Farina. Burial will follow in the Farina Cemetery. Visitation will be from five to eight Wednesday evening at the First Southern Baptist Church in Farina. The Rankin Funeral Home in
Farina is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include mother: Helen Cooper of Altamont and best friend and employer Shirley Quick of Farina. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
Date of Obit: July, 1918
Wilson Cronk was born November 30, 1852 and departed this life July 11, 1918. He married Lucy Hollingshead February 15, 1885. He leaves his wife and five children, Arthur of St. Joseph, Mo.; Clyde, who is in the army somewhere in France, Iva Cronk Davis of Brownstown, IL; Cecil, of Brownstown, IL; Lodema Hildebrand of Brownstown, IL. One son, Frank T. preceded him in death a few months ago. He is also survived by one brother, Herman Cronk of Waterbury, Neb., and two sisters, Mrs. Illinois Kennedy
of Gilford, Mo., and Mrs. Malinda Doty of Beecher City, IL and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church of Brownstown Sunday July 14, 1918 at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. T. Carroll, pastor of the M. E. church, after which the body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at St. Elmo. [Submitted by email@example.com]
DAVIS, ELSIE MAGGIE
DECATUR -- Elsie Maggie Davis, 88 of Ramsey, formerly of Decatur died 3:32 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 in the Pana Hospital. Visitation will be at Oak Valley Pentecostal Church in rural Ramsey from 9:00-11:00 am Saturday, July 9th, followed by her funeral service at the church, (11:00 am) with Rev. Danny Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Ramsey. Memorials to: Oak Valley Pentecostal Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Maggie was born June 29, 1917, in Ramsey,
Illinois the daughter of Neri Smith Merkin and Emma Myrtle Brown Merkin. She was a wonderful homemaker, resourceful seamstress, and enjoyed dancing all her life, even teaching her grandchildren “the Charleston”. She was a great cook and found joy in gardening. Surviving are sons Doyet (Debra) Davis of Hillsboro, Darrell (Thelma) Davis of Ramsey, Gerald (Nancy) Davis of Moweaqua, Gail (Barbara) Davis of Ramsey, and Joe (Sylvia) Davis of Oconee; daughter-in-law, Joyce Davis of Pittsburg, Illinois; brother Lonnie
Merkin, 33 grandchildren and numerous great, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, six sisters, one brother, and sons Harold, Everett, and Donnie. She loved and welcomed many family and friends into her home, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. [Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Friday, July 8, 2005-submitted by A. Newell.]
DEPEW, HAZEL L.
Ramsey, IL-- Mrs. Hazel L. Depew, 100, of Ramsey Illinois passed away Friday December 21st, at the Clay County Hospital, Flora, Il. Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 26th at 8:00 P.M. at Wallace- Carroll Funeral Home, Herrick, Illinois with Pastor Richard Corwin officiating. Visitation will be 7:00 PM to service, Wednesday December 26th at Wallace- Carroll Funeral home, Herrick, Illinois. Burial will be Thursday December 27th in Bowling Green Cemetery with a 10 am committal service. Mrs. Hazel
Depew was born Friday March 15th 1907, in Vandalia, Il the child of James Edward and Stella Edith (Maughan) Gilmore. She was raised in the Ramsey Carson Township area. Mrs. Depew was a member of Union Christian Church, Herrick. Her occupation was a farmer’s wife. She is survived by son, John David Depew of Vera, IL, granddaughter Carol Davidson of Creston, IL, granddaughter Shirley Depew of Flora, IL, grandson, Charles Depew of Brownstown, IL, grandson Carl Depew, of Bluff City, IL.; many great and great-great
grandchildren. Hazel was one of twelve children . She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Carl, granddaughter Linda Brinkmeyer. [Daily Union (Shelbyville, IL) - Tuesday, December 25, 2007-submitted by A. Newell.]
DEUPREE, EDWIN A.
Edwin A. Deupree, died April 23, 1992, at a local nursing home. He was born July 2, 1904 in St. Elmo, Illinois, the eldest child of Joseph E. and Laura Belle Deupree. The family later moved to Oklahoma City where Edwin attended old Central High School. He studied law at the University of Oklahoma and was a founder of the local chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity. During his business career, he practiced law in Oklahoma City, was managing partner of Lightning Torpedo Co. and Deupree Distributing
Co. He was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. While at O.U. he married Dorothy Fay Davis of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Fay died in 1975 and he later married Marjorie Walbert Camp, who survives him. He leaves a brother, Dr. Harry L. Deupree of Santa Fe, New Mexico; two sons, Joe Deupree of Oklahoma City and Charles Deupree of McCool, Mississippi; a daughter, Dixie Bartell of Houston, Texas; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and other loved ones. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1992
at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel. Interment at Rose Hill Mausoleum. [Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Saturday, April 25, 1992-submitted by A. Newell]
DREWES, GLEN A.
Glen A. Drewes, 76, of Farina died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter, and for one hour before the service Tuesday at the church. The Rev. Stephen Gallo will officiate. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
Clarence Arthur “Red” Duckwitz, 73, of rural Brownstown died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Marion. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Terry Sapp will officiate at the service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery, rural St. Elmo, with military rites by Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676, Altamont. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
DURBIN, EUGENE A.
Orange, CA – EUGENE A. DURBIN, 80, of Ramsey, Ill., formerly of Orange, a retired manager for Reason Buick, died Aug. 15, 1999, of pneumonia. Services have been held. Arrangements by Wallace and Carroll Funeral Home, Herrick, Ill. Survivors: wife, Marette; daughter, Pat Van Acker; sons, Eugene "Mike" Jr., Mark; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. [Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA) - September 16, 1999 - submitted by Anna Newell]
Rosemary L. Elkins, age 70, of Farina, died Thursday, October 19th, in the Lutheran Care Center, in Altamont. She had been a homemaker and former Grain Office Secretary of the Effingham Equity. Funeral services for Rosemary L. Elkins will be held at eleven Monday morning at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Burial will be in the Farina Cemetery. Visitation will be held four until eight Sunday evening at the Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter and from ten until the service hour on Monday
at the church. Survivors include husband: John Elkins of Farina. Sons: Michael Smith and wife Debra of Farina, Richard Smith and wife Linda of Kentucky and Todd Smith of Kentucky. Daughters: Sheryl and husband James Marble of Altamont and Angie Yocum of Effingham. Step-daughter: Lisa Rowe and husband Michael of Robinson. Brothers: Ron Quandt and wife Diana of Indiana and Wilfred Quandt and wife Kathie of Swanwick. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. [submitted by Sandy
Owensboro, KY–VIRGIE ENGLAND, 81, of Ramsey, Ill., died Monday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson, Tenn. Survivors include four sisters, Nell Hinton and Irene Hunt, both of Ramsey, Ill., Gertie Leigh of Vandalia, Ill., and Thedis Green of Bowie, Md. Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey. Burial in Ramsey Cemetery. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. [Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - January 18, 1990 - Submitted by Anna Newell]
EYMAN, ELVIN B.
Elvin B. Eyman, 78 years old of St. Elmo, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at 11:36 p.m., at home with his family members nearby. The time of visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, and for one hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the church. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Adam Stine, the Rev. Tracy Tinker and the Rev. Jeffrey Peters officiating. Military burial rites
will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
(December 23, 1914 - September 10, 2006)
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter for Richard "Dick" Fogler, 91, of Farina, with interment in the church cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Farina American Legion Post 411. Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, and on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service. Pastor Keith Aschenbeck will officiate the services. Fogler died at 11 a.m. on Sunday
in the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. He was born on December 23, 1914, the son of Charles and Carrie (Storck) Fogler. On April 21, 1939, he married Erma M. Busse in St. Peter, and she preceded him in death on August 21, 2001. He was a retired auto mechanic and school bus driver. During World War II, he was a United States Army sergeant. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, a member and past commander of the Farina American Legion post 411. Survivors include: grandchildren, Teresa Swick and
husband Michael, Christine Tannehill and husband Danny, and Dara Strazzinski and husband Jim, all of Branson, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Christopher, Austin, and Zechariah; a son-in-law, Bob Green and wife Donna of Branson, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Harry Busse and wife Doris of Farina; and a sister-in-law, Lorna Fogler-Hollman and husband Vic of Farina. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter,
Nelda Fae; and two brothers, Charles "Chuck" Fogler and Paul Fogler. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
FORBES, HADLEY R.
February 18, 2006 - November 30, 2006
Hadley R. Forbes, age 64 of Saint Elmo died Thursday November 30, 2006 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital Effingham, Ill.
Funeral Services will be on Monday December 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the First Christian Church St. Elmo. Visitation will be Sunday December 3, 2006 from 4 to 8 PM also at the First Christian Church, Route 40 Saint Elmo, Illinois and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Monday. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery rural Beecher City, Illinois. Hadley was born on February 18, 1942 in Brownstown, Illinois the son of: Arthur and Ruth (Sarver) Forbes. On August 11, 1962 he married Roberta
A. Williams, she survives. He was a Heavy Machine Operator, presently employed by Moss’s Well Service and formerly employed for over 40 years at Rodgers’ Brothers Construction Company both of St. Elmo. He was also previously employed by Terry Smith’s Welding and the Natural Gas Plant. He was an avid mushroom hunter and former quail hunter, enjoyed fishing and his animals, for over 40 years he was the local Santa Claus to many friends and relatives. He also dug many of the area ponds and would lend a hand to anyone
who needed it. He is survived by: His Wife: Roberta “Bert”, One Son: Jeff (Wife: LaQuita) Forbes of Beecher City, and One Granddaughter: Lindsay Forbes of Beecher City, Ill. Three Brothers: Marvin (Wife: Susie) Forbes of St. Elmo, Paul (Wife: Shirley) Forbes of Neoga, Bob (Wife: Linda) Forbes of Mt. Vernon. Seven Sisters: Beulah (Husband: Harold) Ross of Beecher City, Mary Lou (Husband: Leslie) Jennings of Fountaintown, Ind. Elaine (Husband: Greg) Lilley of Mode, Sue (Husband: Roger) Scholes of St. Elmo, Dottie
(Husband: Bobby) Austin of Ramsey, Faye (Husband: Virgil) Williams of Brownstown, and Bertha Mae (Husband: Kevin) Wright of Brownstown. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: Parents, Two Sisters: Helen and Barbara Forbes and One Brother: Darrell Forbes. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
GARLAND, FRANCIS MARION
VANDALIA -Frances Marion “Bud” Garland, 78, Vandalia, Illinois Department of Corrections guard, died Sunday (Feb. 13, 1994). Member: Moose Lodge 1447 and Eagles Club.
Survivors: wife, Leah A.; son, Gene; sister, Marie Cummins, Taylorville; two grandchildren.
Preceded by: parents.
The body was donated to medical science. Arrangements: Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia.
[Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Tuesday, February 15, 1994-submitted by A. Newell.]
B. J. GARRETT, 71, DIES
B. J. GARRETT, 71, of St. Peter, passed away at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at his home. B. J. was born on December 20, 1926, in rural Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois, the son of Berthol O. and Ruby Doolen Garrett. He is a retired president of the First State Bank of St. Peter and was a member of the St Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter American Legion Post # 380, American bankers Association, 1960 graduate of the Banking School, S.I.U. Carbondale, former member of the St. Peter Village Board,
member of the St. Peter Sportsman Club and served as manager for St. Peter Little Leagues
and Pony Leagues. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving on the USS Fairisle and USS Sumner.
On August 27, 1949, he married Gertrude Gluesenkamp in the St. Peter Lutheran Church on St Peter, Illinois. She survives in St. Peter. Other survivors include a son. Terry Garrett and his wife Lisa, of Burlington, Kansas; daughters Shari Self and her husband Gary of Greenville; Twila Magnus and her husband Larry and Theresa King and her husband Brad, all of St. Peter, and Jill Page and her husband Dale of Lexington, Kentucky; his mother Ruby Garrett of Salem; brothers Floyd Garrett and his wife, and Bill
Garrett and his wife Eileen, all of Kinmundy; sisters Irma Headley of Lansing, Michigan, Norma Shreffler of Carrier Mills,
Wanda Brasel and her husband Neal of New burgh, Indiana; sister-in-law Dorothy Garrett of Kinmundy; 15 grandchildren, Shawn, Shane, Casey, Cory Self, Torrey Tiffany, and Tyler Magnus, Alison, Mitchell and Nicholas Garrett, Kelsey and Connor King, Lucas, Brooke and Morgan Page. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Carroll and Jack Garrett, one sister, Cleda Robb and one granddaughter. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 at the Hotz - Pagel Funeral in
St. Peter and one hour preceding at the church. Funeral services will be on Friday, Sept. 11 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter, ILL., with Pastor Douglas Meyer officiating . [THE KINMUNDY EXPRESS, SEPTEMBER 1998, [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst]
Don Gesell, 67, of Kinmundy passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 1998, at 6:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Mr. Gesell was born August 30, 1930, in Fayette County, Illinois, a son of Martin and Lena (Wodtka) Gesell. he married Ellen Hawkey on December 24, 1951. He was a member of the St. Peter American Legion; was a Veteran; was Kinmundy Mayor for 16 years; and was owner and operator of Gesell Oil Well Service for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; daughters, Mrs Ed(Teresa) Rankin
of Salem and Mrs Jerry (Connie) Chasteen of Kinmundy; brothers, Lawrence Gesell of Kinmundy and Vanley Gesell
of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Gladys Guerrettaz and Anna-mae Yates, both of Farina, and Bernice Bergmann of Salem; grandchildren, Stephanie Jo, Jeremy William , Travis Martin and Matthew Silas; and stepgrandchildren, Amber and Kysa Rankin. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. The funeral will be held Thursday, January 15th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Christian Church in Kinmundy. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy, with military rites by the St. Peter American Legion. Neal Funeral
Home of Kinmundy is in charge of arrangements. [THE FARINA NEWS, JANUARY 1998, [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
GUFFEY, BONNIE JEAN
Bonnie Jean Guffey, 53, Vandalia
Bonnie Jean Guffey, 53, of Vandalia, formerly of Champaign, died at 2:06 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sadorus, with the Rev. Bill Emerick officiating. Visitation was to be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, and for one hour prior to service time on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Craw Cemetery, Sadorus. Ms. Guffey was born on Dec. 22,
1952, in Champaign, the daughter of Earl and Delorus Behnke Guffey. She was a molder at John Crane Inc. and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sadorus and International Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO Affiliated Lodge No. 1613. She is survived by her mother of Ivesdale; a special friend, Deb Terry of Vandalia; sisters, Donna Wolff of Champaign, Nancy Shott and her husband Michael of Bement, Peggy Tracy and her husband Kevin of Monticello, Linda Montgomery
and her husband Bill of Tolono, and Cindy Jean and her husband Gary of Ivesdale; and a brother, David Guffey and his wife Kim of Bement. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Jimmy Guffey. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
HARGETT, DOROTHY B.
RAMSEY - Former Ramsey resident Dorothy B. Hargett never liked to be in the limelight, rather she preferred to act on her great love and compassion for others. She was at her finest when she was caring for a sick family member or friend. The consummate caregiver, Dorothy passed away Saturday morning January 23, 2010 in Lexington Court Care Center. She was 91.
Born October 9, 1918 in White County, Illinois to John R. and Lou Ella (May) Barbre, she was graduated from Crossville Community High School in 1936. A native of Southern Illinois, Dorothy met and married John D. Hargett in 1944. Soon after their marriage, the Hargetts moved to Ramsey, IL, where they purchased and operated the funeral home, the hardware store and a State Farm Insurance agency. Dorothy worked as a x-ray technician for Dr. J.J. Franklin and helped her husband in ministry work. Described as thrifty,
Dorothy enjoyed home canning, needle crafts of embroidery and crocheting, as well as camping and reading Christian fiction. In 1959, the Hargetts moved to Des Moines, IA, where Dorothy worked for The Bankers Life (now Principal Financial Group) until her retirement in 1977. They lived in Albuquerque, NM for a few years until John D. accepted a ministry position in Salem, IN. There's a local axiom: "once you get your feet wet in the Ramsey Creek, you will always return!" and the Hargetts moved back to
Ramsey in 1983 to minister to local churches. After John D.'s death in 1999, Dorothy lived in Vandalia before moving to Ohio in 2002 to be closer to family.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Yvonne & Lyle Beveridge of Butler, OH; grandchildren who were the apple of her eye Jon & Amy Beveridge of Bellville, OH, Joy & Richard Chandler and Jana & Luke Edwards all of Mansfield, OH; great grandchildren Jonah and Arik Beveridge and Kaylei Chandler; a sister and brother-in-law Helen & Gene Gowdy of Carmi, IL–and a sister-in-law Alice Hargett all of Carmi, IL; ten nieces and a nephew. In addition to her husband of 54 years John D. Hargett,
she was preceded in death by siblings and their spouses Veda & Bert Sullivan, Vonda & Bernard Boultinghouse, Arnold & Clara Barbre, Joe & Ruth & Eldora Barbre; and in-laws Edmund & Wilma Hargett and William Hargett. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville, Ohio (419-886-2491)–where a short service of thanksgiving for her life will follow at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Steve Kistler will lead the
Visitation continues Saturday, January 30, 2010 from11 a.m. to noon in Hohlt-File Funeral Home, 204 North Fourth Street, Vandalia, IL 62471, where a service will follow at noon. Entombment will follow in Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Illinois. [Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Monday, January 25, 2010
AVENA -- Bobby Junior, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haslett was buried in Fairview Cemetery Sunday at 10 O’clock. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hammons of Brownstown. [DECATUR EVENING HAROLD, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1927 - Submitted by Rachel Goodman]
HASLETT, CHARLES R.
Vandalia – Charles R. Haslett, 54 of Vandalia died at 4:25 P.M. Tuesday (June 3, 1986) in Scott Air Force Base Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Services will be 1 P.M. Friday in Temple Baptist Church, Vandalia, with visitation 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday in Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural St. Elmo.
Mr. Haslett was born in Fayette County, a son of Robert and Maude F. Haslett. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and a member of Temple Baptist Church of Vandalia. He married Donna M. Thompson. Surviving are his wife; daughter Mrs. Paul (Donna) Baker. [VANDALIA NEWSPAPER, 5 JUNE 1986 - Submitted by Rachel Goodman]
HASLETT, CLAUDE SR.
Claude R. Haslett, Sr., 61 of 102 East Holland, Washington, formerly of 318 W. Republic, Peoria, died at 4:24 P.M. Friday at Methodist Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1928 in Fayette County, to Robert and Maude Hobson Haslett. Surviving are four sons, Robert and Ronald, both of Creve Coeur and Claude “J.R.” Haslett, Jr. and Larry, both of Peoria; six daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Marsha) Wheaton of Creve Coeur, Mrs. Howard (Connie) Burrow of Belvidere, Mrs. Edward (Carol) Patton, Mrs. Michael (Donna) Farraher and
Mrs. Edward (Linda) Reither, all of Peoria and Vicki Zuniga of Georgia; 27 grandchildren and two great, grandchildren. Also surviving are seven brothers, Edwin, Henry and Lyle, all of St. Elmo, Verlin of Lebanon, IL, Don, of Wray, CO; Bill of Greenville, KY; and Joe of Colorado Springs, CO; and five sisters, Mrs. Dorwin (Wanda) Julius and Mrs. Dwight (Glynnis) Wright, both of St. Elmo; Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Reimer of Decatur; Mrs. Burvil (Virginia) Stracner of Congers, GA; and Mrs. Paul (Twila) Presnell
Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
He has been a warehouseman for Prospect Furniture and later for the C.A. Dawson Company in Peoria. He was a member of Teamsters Local 627. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2078 in East Peoria, American Legion Post 983 in East Peoria where he had served as chaplain and of Washington American Legion Post 100. He served as a finance officer for both the East Peoria VFW and Washington Legion Posts. Services will be from 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the mortuary.
[PEORIA NEWSPAPER, APRIL 8, 1989 - Submitted by Rachel Goodman]
Effingham, IL — Claude R. Haslett, 95, of rural Effingham, formerly of St. Elmo, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at 5:20 p.m. at home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Alice True and George Whitley officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, and for one hour prior to services at the church. Military burial rites will be performed by Weakley-Rowland American Legion
Post 420 following funeral services at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo.
Claude Ray Haslett was born May 19, 1913, in St. Elmo, a son and one of 12 children of Charles and Edith Aldridge-Haslett. Claude was a life-long member of the community, as well as being a member of Funkhouser United Methodist Church of First United Methodist Church Altamont Circuit. Claude was an employee of Kroger Company for 37 1/2 years, retiring May 20, 1978. He began his career with Kroger in St. Elmo in 1938, and retired as head dairy clerk from the Effingham Kroger store. He enlisted
in the U.S. Army July 27, 1943, receiving three bronze service stars for European African Middle Eastern campaigns. He received an honorable discharge Nov. 27, 1945. Claude also had a lifelong interest in horses and owned numerous breeds, including Belgium, Half Lingers and Tennessee Walkers. He took these horses and teams to numerous parades over the years. He married Velma Marie Sidener April 18, 1940, at Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia and she preceded him in death June 13, 1997. In his passing, he leaves
one daughter, Lillian Irene Stevens of Effingham; grandson, Andrew Dean Stevens of Effingham; granddaughter, Samantha Jean (husband, Jake) Stevens-Linkowski of Effingham; brothers, Kenneth “Cap” Haslett and Leo (wife, Betty) Haslett, both of St. Elmo; sisters, Iva Kirby of St. Elmo and Edna Lyles of Sugarland, Texas; brother-in-law, Fred Love of Owensboro, Ky.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Kendal Dean Stevens; four brothers, Robert and wife Maude
Haslett, Clarence and wife Ruth Haslett, William Haslett and James and wife Marville Haslett; three sisters, Thelma and husband Orlando Calvert, Violet Love and Verla and husband Leonard Henson; brothers-in-law, Clifford Kirby and W.G. Lyles; and sister-in-law, Melva Haslett. [Effingham Daily News, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Submitted by Rachel]
HAYES, JAMES LAWRENCE
James Lawrence Hayes, 94, of Farina died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb, with the Rev. Allen Lucas officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville.
Robert McLaughton Hazlett, son of George Washington Hazlett and Phoebe Vogel Haslett, was born March 20, 1848 five miles west of Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, died at his home in St. Elmo, May 2, 1934, age 86 years, 1 month 12 days. When 13 years of age, together with his parents, one brother Jacob Marion, and half brother Jimmie, two half sisters, Isabelle Long and Susan Hunkle, left Ohio for Illinois, traveling in a one horse wagon. He and his brothers walking most of the way. The first place at which they
settled was Mt. Moriah Southern Methodist Church in Louder Township, Fayette County, Illinois. After living there one year they moved to the farm where now lives William Durbin. They then put their church letter from the Church in Ohio in the Shiloh log church which was located just across the road from where they lived. Robert was raised by good religious parents whom he said were never known to partake of food without first asking God to Bless it and never retired at night without family prayer. Robert's father
was a shoe maker by trade and worked at his trade in both Ohio and Illinois. After living at the Shiloh neighbourhood awhile they moved to Post Oak where he worked at shoe repairing until they bought the farm known as the old Henry Stall farm. Robert at the age of 16 years started to carry mail from
Vandalia to Neoga, Ill. and continued thru the Civil War. He carried the mail on horseback and suffered many hardships. After his mail contract expired he went to work on a farm and took care of his parents until he was 21 years old when he was married to Caroline Hollingshead at Loudon City, September 15, 1864. She preceded him in death in August 1925. To this union were born nine children, six girls and three boys. Anna Gertrude Jackson, Francis Viola Fair, Lela Arvilla Aldridge, Charles Renso, George Washington,
and Robert Kimball. He leaves to mourn, the above children, together with 57 Grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Robert moved to St. Elmo 25 years ago. He and his wife moved their church membership to M.E. Church in St. Elmo where they remained faithful to the end. He was a kind and affectionate husband and a loving father. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. There were 121 descendants. [St. Elmo newspaper – May 10, 1934 - Submitted by Rachel Goodman]
HOFFMAN, HARRY R.
HARRY HOFFMAN RETIRED DENTIST
ST. LOUIS, MO – DR. HARRY R. HOFFMAN, a retired dentist in St. Louis, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Bethesda-Dilworth Memorial Home in Kirkwood after a brief illness. He was 89 and formerly lived in Ladue. Dr. Hoffman was in private practice here for 57 years, retiring in 1989. He was a charter member of the Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in Ladue. He was a member of the University Club and Marshland Game Preserve. Dr. Hoffman was born in Ramsey, Ill. He earned his degree in dentistry in 1932 from St. Louis
University School of Dentistry and served in the Navy in World War II. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, Ladue. The graveside service will be private. Among the survivors are a son, Dr. R. Reinhold Hoffman of Ladue; a daughter, Barbara S. Upshaw of Lake Quivera, Kan.; three brothers, Edmund Hoffman, Arnold Hoffman and Raymond Hoffman, all of Ramsey; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - January
10, 1999 - Submitted by Anna Newell]
HORTON, KELLY CHARLES
VANDALIA - Kelly Charles Horton, 19, LaGrange, Mo., formerly of Vandalia, former employee, Kroger Food Store, Vandalia, died Friday (Oct. 13, 1995) as the result of injuries in an automobile accident. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange, Mo. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Marks Cemetery, LaGrange, Mo. Memorials: M.A.D.D. or donor’s choice. [October 15, 1995, Herald & Review (Decatur, IL), submitted by C. Horton]
VENICE, FL – MARIAN HUBBLE, 90, Venice, died Nov. 17, 1998. She was born June 19, 1908, in Ramsey, Ill., and came to Venice 31 years ago from Greensboro, N.C. She was a pioneer of Aldea Mar Condominium, a member of Venice Library, Venice Little Theatre and Venice Opera Guild. Survivors include a nephew, Gary Slater of Arizona and a niece, Patty Kirby of Illinois. No services have been scheduled. Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is in charge. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - November 23, 1998 - Submitted by
KELLY, ADELAIDE E.
Adelaide E. Kelly, 94, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joseph Havrilka officiating. Burial will be in Mother of Dolors Catholic Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with a rosary at 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Kelly was born on June 18, 1917, in Vandalia, the daughter of George B. and Elizabeth Morlock Kelly. She was a retired office clerk for Illinois Power Co., and a member of Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters of America. She is survived by a brother, James "Pat" Kelly and his wife Cara of Vandalia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Walter Eugene Kelly and the Honorable Judge George Robert Kelly and his wife
Betty; and nephew, the Honorable Judge Willam Kelly. [Vandalia Leader, October 9, 2011; Sub. by C. Horton]
KELLY, NICHOLAS J.
Nicholas Joe "Nick" Kelly, 24, of Vandalia, died on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Olen Evans officiating. A private burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of services on Monday at the church. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, 1465 S. Grand
Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63104. Mr. Kelly was born on Oct. 1, 1987, in Vandalia, the son of Stan and Eva Beckman Kelly. He is survived by his parents, Stan Kelly and his wife Deb, and Eva Beckman Kelly and Dave Combs, all of Vandalia; grandparents, Joe and Eleanor Kelly of Brownstown, Gene Beckman and his wife Nona of Vandalia, and Linda Beckman of Vandalia; great-grandparents, Charles and Alice Curtis of Normal, and Maribelle and her husband Raymond Alender of Vandalia; sisters, Carly Kelly, Missy Rainey and Lyndsay
Lach, all of Vandalia; nephews, Bentyn Diveley and Logan Lach, both of Vandalia; and many other loving family members and friends. [Vandalia Leader, June 3, 2012; Sub. by C. Horton]
KELLY, WILLIAM D.
VANDALIA -The Honorable William D. “Bill” Kelly, 45, Vandalia, Fourth Judicial Circuit judge, died Tuesday (March 1, 1994). Member: Mother of Dolors Catholic Church, Vandalia, Illinois Bar Association. Survivors: wife, Linda D.; parents, The Honorable George Robert and Betty Jo Foulk Kelly, Vandalia; sons, R. Scott and J. Marc, both at home; brother, R. Michael Kelly, Vandalia; sisters, Patricia, Albuquerque, N.M.; Kathy, White Rock, N.M.; Nancy Barth, Highland. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Mother of Dolors Catholic
Church, Vandalia. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Burial: Mother of Dolors Catholic Cemetery, Vandalia. [Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Wednesday, March 2, 1994-transcribed by A. Newell]
KIRGAN, MAL C.
Mal C. Kirgan, 66, of Vandalia, formerly of Greenfield, died at 3:16 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home.
At his request, his remains are being cremated, with services to be held at a later date. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kirgan was born on Jan. 19, 1948, in Alton. He married Sherry Davis on Jan. 22, 1971, in Hillsboro. [Vandalia Leader, September 9, 2014; Sub. by C. Horton]
KOBERLEIN, KAYE ORR
McLEAN — Kaye Orr Koberlein, 71, of McLean, went home July 1, 2014 at Vonderleith Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Kaye's wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at 7 PM Monday, July 7, 2014 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. with Paul Boatman officiating. A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday also at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo, Illinois.
Kaye was born January 14, 1943 in Rural Brownstown, IL., the daughter of Raymond Tracy Orr and Violet Marie Childress. She was married to Dennis Koberlein. She attended Liberty Baptist Church in Minier, IL. Kaye loved being with family, volunteering, crafts, sewing, and working with children. She will be greatly missed by: Her children Cathy Huerd (Jeff) of Lincoln, IL., Brian Koberlein (Shelley) of Geneseo, IL., and Philip Koberlein of Naperville, IL.; her siblings Vicki Seaton (Dwight) of Sparta, IL., Mannie
Orr of Brownstown, IL., Jo Porter of College Station Texas, and Tracy Miller of Decatur, IL.; grandchildren Alexandra Hoefs (Nathan), Austin Huerd, Briley Koberlein, and Connor Koberlein; 2 great grandchildren; her beloved dog Duke and several beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Marilyn Smith. Obituary written by family members. [Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Saturday, July 5, 2014-submitted by A. Newell.]
LACEY, LAURA A.
Laura A. Lacey, age 84, of Effingham and formerly of Farina, died Sunday, October 1st, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Effingham. She was a homemaker. Burial will be private. The Rankin Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Barbara Cavaliere of St. Elmo, Sandy Sinkule of Janesville, Wisconsin and Sherry Weiss of Madison, Wisconsin.[submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
LAWSON, SAMUEL HOUSTON
Was born in the state of Alabama, 4 July 1823, died near Bayle, Illinois, 6 May 1905, aged 81 years, 10 months, 2 days. While in his youth he moved to the state of Tennessee, where he was married to Elizabeth Hayes in 1845. They resided there until 1858, when they moved to the state of Illinois, where they continued to reside until their death. His wife preceded him to the spirit world 6 Jan 1899. To their union was born 9 children of whom 6 survive, namely: Thomas,
Mary, wife of Andrew Kingbelmer, Joh, Fufus, Levi and William. He also leaves 56 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn his departure......... [The News Journal / Ramsey, ILL 12 May ____. Submitted by Marlene Olson]
LEDBETTER, BONNIE JEAN
December 9, 1948 - December 10, 2006
Bonnie Jean Ledbetter age 58 of Vandalia, Illinois died Sunday December 10, 2006 at her daughter’s home in Cottage Hills, Illinois. Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday December 13, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church St. Elmo, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the funeral service also at the church. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery St. Elmo, Illinois.
Bonnie was born on December 9, 1948 in Taylorville, Illinois the daughter of: Floyd and Goldie Mae (Tipsword) Mitchell. She retired in 1995 due to health conditions, after 10 years of employment at Owens-Brockway as an Inspector. Prior to that, she was a Nurses Aid at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. She enjoyed Cooking, Playing Bingo, Camping, Traveling and Gambling at the “boat”. She loved her grandchildren and was a perfectionist when it came to cleaning. She is survived by: One Daughter: Rebecca (Husband:
Chris) Foster of Cottage Hills, Illinois and One Son: Gale (Wife: Hilda) Ledbetter of Vandalia, Illinois. Four Sisters: Betty (Husband: Harold) Powers and Wanda Tucker both of St. Elmo, Mary (Husband: Gilbert) McMillan of Vandalia, and Sharon Williams of St. Elmo. Three Brothers: Kenneth (Wife: Gladys) Mitchell and Floyd (Wife: Linda) Mitchell both of St. Elmo and Charles (Wife: Debbie) Mitchell of Vandalia. Eight Grandchildren, many nieces,
nephews and a special friend: Wendell Davenport of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by: Her Parents and Two Sisters: Violet Stocken and Clara Evans. [submitted by Sandy Bollhorst ]
Entered Into Eternal Rest, Friday, February 26, 1988
Mrs. Frank (Maude Hobson Haslett) Libell, 83 of St. Elmo died 4:38 P.M. Friday, (Feb. 26, 1988) in Fayette Long-Term Care Unit, Vandalia. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday in First Baptist Church, St. Elmo, with visitation 5 to 9 P.M. Sunday in Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo and one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, St. Elmo.
Mrs. Libell was born in Clinton, daughter of Joseph and Mary Hobson. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She married Robert Henry Haslett in 1923. He died in 1959. Surviving are her sons, Edwin Haslett of St. Elmo, IL; Claude Haslett of Washington; Lyle and Henry Haslett, both of St. Elmo; Don Haslett of Wray, CO; Bill Haslett of Greenville, KY; Verlin Haslett of Lebanon; Joseph Haslett of Colorado Springs, CO; daughters, Shirley Reimer of Decatur; Wanda Julius and Glynnis Wright, both of St. Elmo;
Virginia Stracner of Atlanta, GA; Twila Presnell of Nokomis; 69 grandchildren; 90 great grandchildren; 5 great, great grandchildren. Three sons, three daughters,
one sister and three grandchildren preceded her in death. Pallbearers: Blaine Haslett, Dan Haslett, J.R. Haslett, Lee Haslett, Robert Haslett, Steve Haslett, Marion Julius and Greg Presnell. [ST ELMO NEWS, 27 FEBRUARY 1988 - Submitted by Rachel Goodman]
LINDERSMITH, MRS. LUCETIA
To whom former reference has been made as being dangerously ill, quietly breathed her last on the morning of the 23d inst., aged about fifty-six years. She leaves four sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown, one sister and brother, together with hosts of friends to mourn her loss. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to this state twenty odd years ago, where she has lived a quiet life and died at peace with all mankind." [The (Vandalia?) Democrat Submitted
by Mary Jo Freeman, maryjo at mjgen.com who adds: "Her name should be spelled Lucetta Lindesmith. She died Aug. 23, 1878 and is buried somewhere near Shobonier in Kaskaskia twp]