St. Elmo Obituaries
Patricia J. Luster
Written by Administrator Monday, 17 December 2012 15:20Patricia J. Luster 75, of Brownstown died at 6:13 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown with Jim Dann officiating with burial following at Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Second Chance Rescue, Fayette County Animal Shelter, Brownstown Library or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Pat was born on September 11, 1937 in Sefton Township, rural Brownstown to Roy M. and Fern E. (Chatham) Kelly. She was retired from World Color Press, Effingham. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church.
She is survived by her son; Michael Luster (special friend Shirley Ray) of Vandalia, daughters; Teresa Duckworth (Damon) of Brownstown, Lisa Cameron (Jeff) of Belton, TX, Amy Pittenger (Rick) of Brownstown, Courtnay Luster of Belton, TX, brother; Robert Kelly (Shirley) of Huntington Beach, Ca, sister; Betty Peterson of McAllen, TX, grandchildren; Jami Kistler (Larry), Ryan Garrison, Slade Luster, TaNisha Duckworth, Maizie Blackwell, Kolton Cameron and , Kyrieauna Duckworth, great grandchildren; Ariana Kistler and Aiden Strobel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, sister, Blondell Rush and two great granddaughters; Madison and Riley Garrison.
Mary A. Keplar
Written by Administrator Monday, 26 November 2012 16:18Mary A. Keplar
Mary A. Keplar, 71, of Effingham, died at 11:08 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Effingham.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, Rev. Roy Upchurch officiating, with burial following at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation was held for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mary was born on September 18, 1941 in Bono, Arkansas, to James and Lucille (O’Conner) Graves. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Effingham.
She married David Keplar in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 2001. Mary is survived by her son, John (Kim) Proffitt of Stewardson; her daughter, Charlene (Stanley) Mosby of Effingham; her brother, Joe (Kay) Graves of Vandalia; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
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
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