St. Elmo Obituaries
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.
Nathan Joseph Horath
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:42Nathan Joseph Horath
Nathan Joseph Horath, 15, of St. Peter entered eternal rest at 6:22 a.m. Friday 23, 2013.
Funeral Services was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter with 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.
Survivoring 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(wife Barbara) Snow of Farina, Emmett Horath of Edgewood, Polly Rasmussen of Columbia, TN., and Donald (wife Carrie) Leasher of Mason.
Preceded in death is Great Grandfather; Jimmie Patterson of Farina.
Glen Alan Stein
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:47Glen Alan Stein 74, of Ellenton, Florida went home to be with his Lord on August 10 2013 at his home.
Born July 17, 1939 to Clarence W. Stein and Mildred O’Dell Stein in Vandalia. He was employed by Decatur Drilling Company and was a retired farmer in Fayette County. On August 16, 1977 he married Cheyral Yevonne Stewart at Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee.
He is survived by his loving wife Cheyral of 35 years; sons: Jared Scott Stein of Tampa, FL.; Douglas Alan (Pam) Stein of Farina; daughters: Rhonda Sue (Cleve) Hunter of Arnold, MO.; Natalie Ann Stein of Cape Girardeau, MO.; and Tammy Jo (John) Seevers of Smithville, MO.; Nine grandchildren: Amanda (Ben) Eller, Mitchell (Gretchen) Harpster, Dr. Heidi Jo Hunter, Glendon Cody Hunter, Eric Michel Seevers, Sidney Renee Stein, Jacob Scott Stein, and Zachary William Stein.
Four great grandchildren: Madison, Dru, Owen and Aubree who were the joy of his life. Two brothers: Leland V. (Joyce) Stein of Brownstown; and Clifford Ray (Sandi) of Kankakee; sister, Frances Dunbar of IL. and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the St. Elmo Christian Church in St. Elmo Illinois on September 1, 2013 at 2 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m.
Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Stein/Stine Cemetary.
Rosalynn Bella Koester
Written by Administrator Monday, 12 August 2013 10:39Rosalynn Bella Koester, six weeks old, of Effingham passed away at 3:49 p.m., Monday, August 5 in Cardinal Glennon Children Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 9 with one hour viewing prior at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday August 8 at the Funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family or donor’s choice.
Rosalynn was born on June 22 in Mattoon, IL, the infant daughter of Anthony W. and Andrea L. (Jones) Koester.
Survivors are her parents of Effingham, brother P J Jones and sisters Raelynn Koester (her twin) and Haleigh Jones all at home. Grandparents: Brian and Emily Koester of Teutopolis, Lisa Oliver of St. Elmo, great- grandparents: Lorene Abendroth of St. Elmo, Bob Oliver of St. Elmo, Tony & Mary Jane Koester of Teutopolis.
She is preceded in death by great-grandparents: Charles Abendroth, Rosemary Oliver, and William King.
Sandy Jo Buzzard
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:22Sandy Jo Buzzard
Homemaker & Farm Wife
Sandy Jo Buzzard, 46, of St. Elmo, died at 10:24 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating and burial to follow at Crums Chapel Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Marine Mothers Inc., The Wounded Warrior Project, or The Wellness Loft, in Effingham.
Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont in charge of arrangements.
Sandy was born on Wednesday, January 18, 1967 in Vandalia to Carroll and Pat (Bergfeld) Lotz. She married Dean Buzzard on July 19, 1988. She was a homemaker and assisted on the family farm. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo, was the Avena Township Tax Assessor, was a Licensed Esthetician, and ABATE of Illinois member. She loved her family. She made sure her kitchen and home were always open. She enjoyed her flowers, her dogs, and took great pride in her yard.
She is survived by her husband, Dean Buzzard of St. Elmo ; son, Mitchell Buzzard and his wife Morgan of San Clemente, CA.; daughter, Kaitlin Buzzard of Las Vegas, NM.; parents, Carroll “Doc” and Pat Lotz of St. Peter; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lyle and Gloria Buzzard of St. Elmo; sister-in-law Mindy (Shane) Healy of St. Elmo, nieces and nephews, Garrett, Perry, and Gatlin.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
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