St. Elmo Obituaries
Linder Joe Laue
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 13 March 2013 07:53Linder Joe Laue 65 years old of Beecher City, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:45 p.m. at the Palm Terrace of Mattoon.
Funeral Services were conducted Monday morning March 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont with the Rev. Willie Deuel of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
Visitation for family and friends was held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois
Burial Rites were conducted at the Hubbartt Cemetery, rural Beecher City immediately following the funeral service.
Linder Joe Laue was born November 24, 1947 in the Mark Greer Hospital, Vandalia, Illinois. He was the son of Ellery and Vera (Niehls) Laue. He graduated from Beecher City High School, attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BA degree. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe enjoyed his recreational life.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Beecher City Veteran’s Memorial.
He is survived by His two son; Joey Elijah Laue of Trowbridge, Cody Linder Laue of Beecher City, one daughter; Virginia (husband, Matt) Poston of Effingham, and her children Avery, Nicholas, Elijah, Sophia and Maria. Two brothers; Randy Jay (wife, Karen) Laue of St. Elmo, Billy Dale (wife, Tim) Laue of Manchaca, TX. as well as five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by His Parents and one brother in infancy. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com for they are assisting the family.
Michael L. Klincar
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 13 March 2013 07:40Michael L. Klincar, 51 of St. Elmo, passed away on February 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Louisville.
A prayer service for Michael Klincar was held on March 10, 2013 beginning at 4:15 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be sent to the St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.youngfh.net.
Michael L. Klincar was born April 11, 1961 in Belleville, to Russell Gene and Teiko (Takasugi) Klincar.
Michael took over the Country Harvest Restaurant in St. Elmo. After years in the restaurant business he decided to step down and went to work at Quebecor World Printing in Effingham.
Mike had a big heart and was one of the nicest people you would meet. His favorite things included motorcycles, gardening, grilling, fishing and his beloved dog Missy. He was artistic and drew beautiful pictures. He also had a nack for fixing anything he touched.
He is survived by his parents; daughter, Tori Dawn Carrell of Copperas Cove, TX, son; Derek Klincar of Hillsboro, brother; Dr. Thomas Klincar of Killeen, TX and two grandchildren.
Margaret L. Rogers
Written by Administrator Monday, 11 March 2013 14:00Margaret L. Rogers, 98, of Chillicothe, IL formerly of Brownstown, IL died at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Chillicothe on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 with Rev. John O’dell officiating. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Washington Street Cemetery in Casey. Memorials may be made to Haley Chapel United Methodist Church, Bluff City. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Margaret was born on Wednesday, January 13, 1915 in Casey, Clark County, Illinois, to Otho and Mollie (Winters) McDaniel.She married H. Dean Rogers, Sr. on July 25, 1934 and he preceded her in death March 14, 1973. Also preceding her were her parents, son-in-law, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
She was a homemaker and had been employed at Murphy’s Variety Store, Vandalia. She was a member of Haley Chapel UMC, Bluff City.
She is survived by her son H. Dean Rogers, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Woodville, WA and her daughter Mescal Brown and her husband Bob of Dunlap, IL. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Nancy Lee Barnes Blair
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:52Nancy Lee Barnes Blair, 73 or Arlington, VA. and formerly of St. Elmo passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2013 losing her battle with pancreatic cancer.
A memorial service was held in Arlington, VA on February 9, 2013.
Nancy retired after 30 years as the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Libraries. She was an active member and volunteer at the Smithsonian. She enjoyed her quilting club and making a Raggedy Ann quilt for her granddaughter, Maggie. She was active with the Kennedy Center, enjoying many dinners and events.
Nancy was born on August 17, 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana the daughter of the late Wayne K. and Marion Barnes.
Surviving are son, Ross (wife, Melissa) of Arden N.C.; daughter, Kinzi Blair of San Jose, CA.; granddaughter, Margaret Blair of Arden, N.C.; sister in law, Faye Barnes of St. Elmo; several nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents the late Wayne K. and Marion Barnes; brother, Robert W. Barnes; sister, Elizabeth (Betsy) Barnes Evans all of St. Elmo.
M. Jo Swinehart
Written by Administrator Monday, 04 March 2013 17:21M. Jo Swinehart, 65 of St. Elmo, passed away March 1, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Jo was born on Saturday, June 14, 1947 in Perrysville, PA., to the late Robert Culbertson and Helen (Hieber) Garvin of Wooster, Ohio.
Jo married Jim Swinehart November 7, 1964 in Wooster Ohio. They had three children, Kelly (Randy) Orr; Marni Swinehart; both of rural St. Elmo and Nicholas Swinehart of rural Brownstown. Jo received her Bachelor Degree in Sociology with a minor in psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma in 1989. She was listed in the Who’s Who among college students as a result of her high GPA.
Jo worked for Hospice of Lincolnland, Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and most recently as a case worker for Senior Services of Fayette County. She enjoyed bass fishing, auctions, garage sales, re-sale shops, craft shows and spending time with her family. She adored her grandbabies and watched after them every chance she got. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.
There was a visitation for Jo on Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with a memorial service following the visitation. Memorials may be made to E.A.R.S., Hospice, or the donor’s choice.
Jo is survived by her husband Jim, her three children, her granddaughters, Nicole Flowers of St. Elmo and Kolbi Swinehart of Brownstown, her great grandson Bryson Arnold of St. Elmo, brother Bob (Becky) Culbertson of Skaneateles, NY, sister Pat (Hugh) Rooney of Richmond, VA., step father, Edgar Garvin of Wooster, OH., and her special feline friend, Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
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