St. Elmo Obituaries
Jason E. Dye
Written by Administrator Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:23
Jason E. Dye
Jason E. Dye, 33 of rural Beecher City, IL, a loving father and son died on Monday August 4, 2014 as a result of a work related accident in Brighton.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Tom Fedrigon Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church St. Elmo.
Visitation for family and friends was Thursday August 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church, St. Elmo, and again on Friday for one hour prior to the funeral services.
Burial followed the funeral services at the Post Oak Cemetery in rural Loudon Township St. Elmo.
Jason was born on November 12, 1980 in Effingham, into the family of Eugene Jr. and Paula Kline-Dye. He married Jessica Nicole Smith the love of his life on December 14, 2002 in the Springhill Presbyterian Church rural Fayette County.
Jason was a loving husband, father and worked long hours providing for his family, always allowing time to give to others. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and the outdoors and his truck.
He was employed by Mid-State Construction and Roofing for over 14 years and in his off time provided liquid graphics and worked as a mechanic.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to his children at a memorial fund located at the First State Bank of Beecher City, Illinois.
In his passing he leaves behind his wife, Jessica Nicole Dye, of St. Elmo; son, Maxwell Cooper Dye; daughters: Mykaela Nikole Dye, and Madison Elizabeth Dye, all at home; father, Eugene Lester (wife, Marie) Dye Jr. of Altamont; mother, Paula (husband, Zaelon “Zig”) Rohwedder of Altamont; father-in-law, Kenneth Russell Smith of Beecher City; grandmother, Ruth Dye of Mattoon; grandfather, Stanley Lou (wife, Nelda) Kline of Beecher City; two brothers, Eugene Lester Dye II and Randal Eugene Dye of Greenwood, IN; two sisters, Darla Luann Dye of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Emily LouNelle Rohwedder of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eugene Lester Dye Sr. and mother-in-law, Marsha June Stewart-Smith; nephew, Hank Stanley Habing.
Online obituary and condolences can be made at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Marietta I. Turner
Written by Administrator Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:36
Marietta I. Turner
Marietta I. Turner of St. Elmo, passed away at 12:48 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Aperion Care of St. Elmo.
She was laid to rest at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Mason Cemetery in Mason.
She was born on August 8, 1932 in Mahomet, the daughter of Clarence A. and Mary Ann (Holt) Cooley. She married Carl Bartels on Novemeber 20, 1948 in Lemont. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1968. She then married Edgar Turner on July 30, 1969 in Chattsworth, GA. He preceded her in death in 2003. She attended the St. Elmo Baptist Church in St. Elmo.
Marietta is survived by her two sons: Eugene (wife Lois) Bartels of Watson; Timothy (wife Samantha) Bartels of Decatur; three daughters: Christine Stucke of Lockport, ; Edwina (husband Danny) Tish of St. Elmo; Mary Ann Price of Farina; two brothers: David (wife Nancy) Cooley of New Lenox; Joe Cooley of Lemont; two sisters: Lois (husband Robert) Kelly of Tennessee; Lucille (husband Adolph) Kolliarts of Virginia; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by by her son, Carl Jr.; daughter, Clarice Bartels; two brothers, Donald Cooley and Jimmy Cooley; and three sisters, Virginia Zook, Jewel Akers and Vera Reeves.
Larry L. Crotser
Written by Administrator Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:33
Larry L. Crotser
Larry Lee Crotser, 72, of Nixa, MO died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
He was born in Fayette County, on January 26, 1942, the son of the late Frank “Tom” and Flossie (Kistler) Crotser.
Larry was raised in Brownstown, Illinois and was a 1959 graduate of Brownstown High School. He was a member of the Four Mile Christian Church and had been attending the Ozark United Methodist Church until his health prevented.
On April 22, 1961, he married Charlotte Radliff in Brownstown, Illinois, sharing nearly 53 years together.
Larry started a long career in the shoe business in Vandalia, Illinois and worked his way through Missouri at Jumping Jacks in Cassville and Monett, retiring with S.A.S. Shoes in San Antonio, Texas. He and Charlotte moved back to Nixa, to be near their daughters and grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Charlotte of Nixa, Missouri; two daughters, Tracy Cowherd of Ozark, Missouri and Dr. Dawn Negre of Aurora, Missouri; four grandchildren, Dr. Stephanie Cowherd of Denver, Colorado, Claire Cowherd of Ozark, and Rachel and Nathan Negre of Aurora; one sister, Carolyn Blankenship of Keyesport, Illinois; one half-sister, Patsy Schutz of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown, was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, at the Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown with B.J. Deal officiating.
Visitation was held from 10 - 11:45 a.m. on Saturday in the Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.
Memorial donations may be made to The Arbors at Ravenwood in Springfield, MO or the American Lung Association in care of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, 303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO 65605.
Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com or at www.giesekingfh.com
Gary Lynn Carroll
Written by Administrator Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:56
Gary Lynn Carroll
Gary Lynn Carroll, 60, of Brownstown, died at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his sons home in Brownstown.
There was no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gary was born on Sunday, October 4, 1953 in Tulsa, OK to George and Darla (Rexroat) Carroll. He married Sondra Dickson and they later divorced. He owned and operated the Liberty Theater in Vandalia for many years.
He is survived by his sons: Brian L. Carroll and wife Sara of Brownstown, Greggory L. Carroll of Brownstown, his brother; Terry Carroll of Pierron; granddaughters: Kearstin Mae Lynn Carroll and Kailyn Nicole Carroll both of Brownstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:30
Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr, 70, of St. Elmo, died at 3 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.
Funeral Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Beecher City Church of Christ with Dennis Warner officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, rural Altamont with military rites by Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512 and Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the church. Memorials may be made to Beecher City Church of Christ, Lutheran Care Center, or Cure PSP.org.
Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ray was born on Friday, January 21, 1944 in Olney, Illinois to Raymond Vaughn, Sr. and Loma Lee (McCollum) Boose. He married Veronica Seibert Buff on April 18, 1980. He served in the Army Reserves as a Medic from 1961-1969. He retired after 30 years from Fedders in Effingham and then worked for Marathon Petroleum in St. Elmo for 10 years. He owned and operated Sugar Tree Plantation north of St. Elmo from 1987-1999. He was strong in his faith and a dedicated member of Beecher City Church of Christ in Beecher City where he served as a deacon and later as an elder.
He is survived by: his wife, Veronica Boose of St. Elmo; sons, Robert (Teresa) Boose of Flora, Timothy (Devon) Boose of Rinard, Michael (Melanie) Buff of Findlay, Ohio, Jason Buff of St. Elmo, Nathan (Jamie) Buff of St. Elmo; daughters, Crystal (Tony) Luttrell of Xenia, Tammy (John) Howe of Rinard, and Monica (Chad) Wilhour of Altamont; 23 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; father, Raymond Boose, Sr. of Louisville; mother-in-law, Dorothy Seibert of St. Elmo; brothers, Robert (Tammy) Boose of Xenia, Carl Mike Boose of Florida, Stuart (Cindy) Boose of Louisville; sisters, Debra (George) Cammon of Louisville, DeeAnn (Andy) Miller of Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Loma Boose and father-in-law, John Seibert.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
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