St. Elmo Obituaries
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:59Sharon Kay Williams
Sharon Kay Williams, 59 of St. Elmo, passed away at 5:38 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
Private memorial Services will be held at a later date. C & A Pagel Funeral Home of St. Elmo is helping the family with arrangements.
Sharon Kay was born on March 16, 1953 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Floyd G. and Goldie Mae (Tipsword) Mitchell. She was employed as a nursing assistance at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.
Surviving is her daughter: Linda (husband Doug) Reisner of St. Elmo; son-in-law: Rodney Mars of St. Elmo, Six grandchildren: Fallon, Colton, and Morgan Reisner; Tamyra (Husband Ryan) Reeter, Tyler and Joel Mars all of St. Elmo, IL; great-grandchildren: Dagen Reeter, Sophia Hendreickson and Kameron Reeter; Brothers: Floyd (wife Linda) Mitchell of St. Elmo; Charles (wife Debbie) Mitchell of Vandalia; sister: Wanda Tucker of St. Elmo; sister-in-law Gladys Mitchell of St. Elmo; brother-in-law: Gilbert McMillan of Vandalia.
She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Terri Mars; Brother Kenny Mitchell, sisters: Betty (husband Harold) Powers; Mary McMillan, Bonnie Ledbetter, Clara Evans and Violet Stockons, brother-in-law: Roger Tucker and nephew George Evans.
Imogene Margaret Jordan
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:13Imogene Margaret Jordan, 96, formerly of Ely, MN. passed away at Voelker Home for Seniors on November 3 at 5 p.m. in Mason, IL. She was born April 1, 1916 in Champaign, IL, the daughter of Edwin and Mary (Davis) Jackson.
Prior to her retirement, Margaret and her husband Harold Jordan ran Jordan’s Printing in Champaign, IL for many years. Margaret spent many hours knitting and quilting and taking walks. Her greatest joy was helping others.
Margaret is survived by son, Dr. Robert (Patricia) Jordan of Ely, MN and daughter, Beverly (Ross) Koberlein of Brownstown, IL. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie (Allen) Hollett of Gig Harbor, WA and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, C. Harold Jordan, her parents, brother, Edwin Jackson Jr, sisters Glennadine Oliver, Mary Jane Fincham and Chrystal Slade.
Memorial services were performed by Dr. Lowell Donnelley for Mrs. Jordan at Altamont First Baptist Church, Altamont, IL, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. Visitation was one hour before the service. Internment will be in the Ely Cemetery, Ely, MN. at a later date. C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL was in charge of local arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Ely Baptist Church, 1515 E. Camp St, Ely, MN 55731 or donor’s choice.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:57Patsy Coughlin, age 62 of St. Elmo passed away at 8:17 p.m. October 30, 2012 at her home.
Patsy Coughlin was born March 16, 1950 in Vandalia, Illinois to Filbert and Dorothy (Gehle) Meseke, both deceased.
She married Larry Coughlin on May 17, 1984. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2008. Also surviving are Son: Troy and wife Hannah Walker, St. Elmo, IL Son: Tony Walker and significant other Sam McCormick, Vandalia, IL.,Step Son: Barry Coughlin, St. Elmo, IL., Step Daughter: Julie and husband Dennis Duckwitz, St. Elmo, IL., Brother: Harvey and wife Alice Meseke, Shobonier, IL., Sister: Marilyn and husband John Truitt, Shobonier, IL Sister: Jody and husband Terry Osborne, Vandalia, IL.,Brother in law: Bill Coughlin, Xenia, IL., Brother in law: Kenny Coughlin and wife Sue, Centralia, IL., Sister in law: Nancy Coughlin, Xenia, IL., Grandchildren: Morgan, Reagan, and Kinley Walker, Tayten and Lakken Walker and Lane McCormick, Step Grandchildren: Rhiannon and Bailie Duckwitz, Dennis Ray Ledbetter and wife P.J. and their children Isaiah, Harley, and Witton Ledbetter
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Patsy was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Vandalia, IL
Visitation was held from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL.
The funeral service was at 10 a.m., on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia, IL with Pastor Peter Kolb and Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo, IL
Memorials can be made to the Kinley Walker Benefit. Online Condolences are available at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Arrangements by Hohlt and File Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL
Mary Ellen Irey
Written by Administrator Monday, 29 October 2012 15:22
Mary Ellen Irey
Health Care Worker
Mary Ellen Irey, 71, of Brownstown died on Friday, October 5, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.
Mary was born on October 21, 1940, in Fayette County, Illinois the daughter of Ray and Ione (Feezel) Irey of Wheatland Township.
She graduated as valedictorian of her class of 1958 from St. Elmo High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Medical Technology and accounting. After retiring from hospital work she moved to Rockville, Indiana and later to Brownstown, Illinois where she spent the last 10 years of her life.
Mary had a passionate interest in genealogy and the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team.
She is survived by four sisters, Susie Pollock of St. James, Dorothy Grant of Mt. Vernon, Fern Moore and husband Mickey Moore of St. Elmo, Faye Flowers and husband Gary Flowers of St. James; two nieces; eleven nephews; thirteen great nieces and six great nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Irey in 1964; one sister, Jane Walker of Yorkville, Illinois in 2008; two brothers-in-law, Robert Grant in 2005, and Ronald Walker in 2004.
Memorial grave side services were held Sunday, October 21, at Sidener Cemetery, rural St. Elmo, where Marys ashes were buried beside her parents, with family attending. Her eulogy was read by niece Elise (Moore) Asher.
The family then gathered at the Moore home for a meal and shared memories.
Memorials may be made to Sidener Cemetery.
Helen "Pat" D. Doyle
Written by Administrator Monday, 29 October 2012 12:54Helen “Pat” D. Doyle, 80, of Vandalia, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Fayette Co. Hospital, LTC in Vandalia.
Serviceswere held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 29, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Pastor Tom Farris officiating. Burial followed at Sharon Cemetery, in Rural Ramsey. Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net
She was born August 22, 1932, in Saint Elmo, the daughter of John and Ruth Alone Grubaugh. She married Harmon Albert Doyle December 28, 1950 in Greenville, IL. Harmon passed away January 13, 2006. Pat was a homemaker and affiliated with First Church of God, Vandalia.
Surviving Son: Albert Doyle, Vandalia. Daughter: Dianna Doyle, Vandalia. Three Grandchildren: Albert & Jonathan Doyle and Sarah Myers & Chad. One Great Grand Child: Carissa Myers
Preceded in death by Parents, Husband, one brother, four sisters, two infant children.
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