St. Elmo Obituaries
Betty R. Peterson
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:41Betty R. Peterson, 87 of McAllen, TX, died on August 15, 2013 in McAllen, TX.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown, with Robert Kelly and Jim Dann officiating. A Graveside Service followed at 1 p.m. at Griffith Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Liberty Christian Church. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty was born on Monday, November 9, 1925 in Sefton Township to Roy and Fern Chatham Kelly. She married Bob Peterson and he preceded her in death.
She was a faithful member of Central Christian Church, McAllen, TX.
She is survived by her son, Bill Peterson; daughter-in-law, Ann Rodgers; brothers, Robert (Shirley) Kelly; grandchildren, Christa Rodgers, Alexandra Rodgers, Jennifer Griffith, Staci Crawford, Izack and Jonathon; nieces, Lana Pistorius, Rebecca Richards, Sandra Kelly, Teresa Duckworth, Lisa Cameron, Amy Pittenger and Courtnay Luster; nephews, Michael Luster, Robert Kelly, Jr., Jim Kelly and Kevin Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Steven Rodgers, daughter, Ruth Ann Roehlk, sisters, Patricia Luster and Blondelle Rush and niece, Karen Baldwin.
Nathan Joseph Horath
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:20Nathan Joseph Horath, 15, of St. Peter entered eternal rest at 6:22 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013.
Funeral Services was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter with the Rev. Olen Evans officiating. Visitation was held for two hours prior to service. Memorials may go to Loogootee Cemetery, Brownstown First Baptist Church.
Nathan was born October 26, 1997 in Effingham, the son of Emmett and Dessie (Snow) Horath.
Surviving are his parents of St. Peter; fiancé, Shelby Jo Durbin of Farina; two sisters, Alaska Horath of St. Peter, Taylor Leasher of Mason; two brothers, Reece Horath of St. Peter, and Connor Horath of Sigel; grandparents, Roger and wife, Barbara Snow of Farina, Emmett Horath of Edgewood, Polly Rasmussen of Columbia, TN, and Donald and wife Carrie Leasher of Mason.
Preceded in death is great-grandfather, Jimmie Patterson of Farina.
John “Jeb” Jedamski,
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:56John “Jeb” Jedamski, 56, of St. Elmo passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 6:35 p.m. in his home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo, with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo is helping the family with arrangements.
Jeb was born on January 21, 1957, the son of Harry and Ruth (Zimmerman) Jedamski in Vandalia, Fayette County, IL. He was a farm laborer for Clint Feezel for over 30 years.
He is survived by two brothers: William (wife Debbie) of Bella Vista, AR and Ralph (wife Cheryl) of Goreville, IL, and nieces and nephews: Jason, Jeremi, Tony, Judy, Penny and Cindi and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Margie Maxine Buchholz
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:44Margie Maxine Buchholz
Margie Maxine Buchholz, 84, of West Branch, MI, died at 5:26 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 at The Brook Assisted Living Center, West Branch, Michigan.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Zion Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Margie was born on Satur≠day, June 15, 1929 in Karnak, IL to John and Edna (Burkhead) Smith. She married William Buchholz on November 12, 1947. She was member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She had been employed with JC Pen≠ney in Mt. Pleasant, MI for 30 years.
She is survived by her hus≠band, William of West Branch, MI, daughter, Roseann Beach and her husband James of West Branch, MI, her sisters, Carol Evans of St. Paul, MI and Shir≠ley Smith of Springfield, MO, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and 5 sisters.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
Clifford Eugene Durbin
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:42Clifford Eugene Durbin
Farmer & School Bus Driver
Clifford Eugene Durbin, 94 years old of St. Elmo, IL, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, with fam≠ily and friends by his side.
Visitation will be held Sat≠urday, August 24, 2013, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Trinity United Meth≠odist Chapel (Post Oak), rural St. Elmo, with visitation one hour before. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery, north of St. Elmo.
Memorials may be made to New Horizon Church, Trinity Chapel or the St. Elmo FFA.
Clifford was born in Av≠ena Township on November 10, 1918, son of Charles and Tena Durbin. He married the love of his life, Daisy Hopper on February 2, 1939 and they enjoyed 73 years of marriage. He enjoyed family, friends and farm life.
He was a farmer, but during his life he held various other jobs including: hired hand, oilfield roughneck, brickyard laborer.
For twenty-seven years, the job he loved best was driving a school bus because he loved the kids.
He was a member of New Horizon Church in St. Elmo. He served as Democrat Committeeman for Loudon Township; Cemetery Trustee for Loudon Township; and Cemetery Trustee for Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Marilyn (Dwayne) Dial, Charlie (Nancy) Durbin, Barb (Paul) Shelton, all of St. Elmo, and Tena (Greg) Matas of Oreana; grandchildren, Doug (Juanita) Dial, Randy (Amy) Matas, Ryan (Vickie) Matas, Kyle (Sarah) Matas, Josh (Tanisha) Fulk, Chelsy Durbin, Amy Fulk, Clifton Durbin, Deana and Dana Shel≠ton; and eight great-grand≠children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy, his parents, sisters, Cleo, Dorothy and Edna; brothers, Elwood, and John.
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