St. Elmo Obituaries
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:45Kent Hites
Industrial Business Owner
Kent Hites, 60, of Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012.
He was born in Vandalia on October 3, 1951 to Donald E. “Bill” and Elsie F. Kirchhoff Hites.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Kenneth Sandlin officiating.
Burial will be held at a later date at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro was in charge of arrangements.
He married Nancy Daugherty in Vandalia on September 2, 1972. He was a graduate of Vandalia High School class of 1969. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale and received his masters from Morehead State in 1973.
He owned and operated numerous industrial business and real estate ventures. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Amanda and husband Sean Priewe of Chicago, one brother Steve Hites and sister in law Kellie Clouse and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, mother in law Wanda Eubank, one brother Lynn Hites and one daughter Angela K. Hites on July 7, 2012.
Betty Lou Porter
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:47Betty Lou Porter, 81, of Shelbyville, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Leon Goff officiating. Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to Shelby Memorial Hospital Foundation or Shelbyville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Mrs. Porter was born on October 28, 1930 in St. Elmo, IL, the daughter of George and Esta Mize Hott. Betty Lou was a CNA at Olivewood Health Care Center in Shelbyville for many years. She enjoyed reading, needlepoint and watching her soap operas. She married Carl W. Porter on December 31, 1947. He died on August 14, 2012.
She is survived by her son, Terry Porter and wife Janice of Neoga, IL; daughters, Marsha Rinderer and husband Russell of Trenton, IL, Nancy Sudbring and husband Kenny of Grantfork, IL, Sandra Porter of Carlyle, IL and Debbie Dilley and husband Gene of Shelbyville, IL; brother, David Hott and wife Violet of Spokane, WA; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Hott; mother, Esta Hott Sorrel; step-father, Lawrence Sorrel; husband, Carl W. Porter; brother, Harold Hott; son, Carl W. Porter, Jr.; and grandson, Christopher Porter.
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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:14John Warner, 83 of Post Oak, died at 8:18 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Liberty Christian Church, Sefton. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Liberty Church, with burial to follow in Post Oak Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Memorials are requested to Ballard Nature Center, Altamont.
John was born on April 14, 1929 the son of William Ray and Sarah E. (Dial) Warner. He married Donna S. Sefton on November 24, 1946 at Sefton and she preceded him on August 19, 2005.
John was a retired lineman from Southwestern Electric. He was an avid bicyclist, hunter, fisherman, gardener, trap shooter, and mushroom hunter. John was an exceptionally gifted electrician, mechanic, welder, and carpenter and could always be counted on to devise a creative solution for any problem.
Surviving are his sons, Bill (Althea) Warner of St. Elmo, Butch (Iva) Warner of Post Oak, and Danny (Tammy) Warner of Post Oak; daughters, Joann (Terry) Miller of Stewardson, Jean (Rick) Miller of Altamont, Judy (Bill) Thies of Effingham, and Tammy (Tom) Logsdon of St. Elmo; special friend, Carolyn White of St. Elmo, 22 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and special dog, Buddy.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lewis Clark, Ralph Warner, Richard Warner, Henry Warner, and Harry Warner,three grandchildren and one great grandchild
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:06Beloved wife and mother, Pauline Stokes, 89 of Brownstown, died Tuesday evening, August 28, 2012 at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.
A celebration of her life was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Overcup Baptist Church, rural Vandalia with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating and burial to follow at Sidener Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Pauline was born on November 10, 1922 in rural St. Elmo, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Owen and Mary Elizabeth (Rhodes) Owen. She married Earl D. Stokes on May 20, 1943 in St. Louis, MO; he preceded her in death on August 16, 2006. She was a registered nurse, graduating from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis and worked at Fayette County Hospital for many years. She was a woman of excellence, and wife and mother to six children. She loved God’s creation and taught her children to love and enjoy nature. She was a member of Overcup Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Kathy Stokes of Brownstown, Larry Stokes and wife Marget of Mesquite, TX, Joe Stokes and wife Cindy of Coon Rapids,MN, Linda Mattes and husband Max of Tower Hill, David Stokes and his wife Karen of Brownstown, Aleta Hoff and husband Brad of Pekin, and 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Surviving family members: brother, Robert Owen and wife Joanne of St. Elmo, sisters, Catherine McCaskey and husband Neal of Blue Springs, MO and Mary Belle McLean of St. Louis, MO, her brother-in-law, Burl Stokes of East Peoria, IL, sisters-in-law, Laurel Lorey and husband Wallace of Decatur, IL, Rosemary Owen of St. Elmo, Eileen Wilkinson of Morton, IL, Beulah Lampe of Tremont, IL, and Renee Stokes of San Jose, CA,
She was preceded in death by husband, Earl, brother, Joe Owen, sisters, Louise Adams and Erma Beth Kennedy.
Memorials may be made to South America Mission for Frank and Luz Zajicek or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:02Dewey M. Bail, 94, of St. Elmo passed away at 12:16 p.m., Sunday, September 2, 2012 in Friendship Manor, St. Elmo, IL. Arraingements were handled by C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL.
Funeral Services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home. St. Elmo with burial in Maplewood Cemetery with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post #420. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the funeral home, and also one hour before services, Wednesday. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Friendship Manor Activity Program or donors choice.
Dewey was born in Salem, IL. on April 8, 1918, the son of Cleve and Urena (Landacre) Bail, who passed away when he very young. He was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Selby and Florence Bail when he was in the second grade. He married E. Elizabeth Bolds in St. Charles, MO. on July 22, 1940, celebrating 72 years of marriage and she survives.
He was owner of the Bail’s Timberline Lake Campground since 1972, a WWII Navy Veteran, and a Boy Scout Leader for over 20 years in Roxana, IL. He also worked for the State of Illinois Transportation Department for 11 years; Shell Oil Refinery, Roxana, IL for several years and then a security guard for 30 plus years at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL. Dewey was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo, IL.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth of St. Elmo; one son: David Michael (wife Sue) Bail of Temecula, CA; two daughters: Judy Kay (husband Patrick) Leach of St. Elmo, and Leatha (husband Dee) Newberry of St. Elmo. Six grandchildren: Chip (wife Kim) Wiegand, Corey (wife Vonda) Wiegand, Andy Leach, Lynnette (husband KC) White, Danielle (husband Tim) Johnson and Sam (wife Amy) Newberry and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded death by his parents, adopted parents Selby and Florence Bail, brothers Charles and a baby brother in infancy, two sisters: Ruth Crowley and Mildred Bail.
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