St. Elmo Obituaries
Daisy A. Durbin
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 16 January 2013 15:12Daisy A. Durbin, 93, of St. Elmo, entered enteral rest at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday January 20, 2013, at Trinity Chapel, St. Elmo with burial to follow at Springhill Cemetery, Rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Elmo FFA, New Horizon Church, Trinity Chapel or donor’s choice.
Mrs. Durbin was born November 17, 1919 in Fayette County to Russell and Gracie (Hedges) Hopper. She married Clifford Durbin on February 2, 1939 at the court house in Vandalia, IL.
In her passing, she leaves behind her daughters and son; Tena (husband Greg) Matas of Oreana, IL, Marilyn (husband Dwayne) Dial; Charlie (Wife Nancy) Durbin; Barbara (husband Paul) Shelton, all of St. Elmo, IL. , along with ten grandchildren; Doug Dial, Randy, Ryan ,and Kyle Matas, Chelsy and Clifton Durbin, Joshua, Amy Fulk, Deana and Dana Shelton, she also has 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, all six of her brothers: Marion Hopper, George Hopper, Walter Hopper, Earl Hopper, Bill Hopper and Freddie Hopper who died infancy; as well as sisters Bertha Hopper and Dolly Hopper who also died in infancy.
William H. Reimer
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:12Willam Harold Reimer, 87 of Effingham, formerly of Decatur passed away at Lakeland Rehabilitation Healthcare in Effingham on December 29, 2012.
Harold was born January 30, 1925 in Howard, KS., the son of William and Artie (Reddick) Reimer. He married Shirley (Haslett) Reimer in Brownstown on June 2, 1946.
Graveside services were held Friday, January 4, 2013 at Macon County Memorial Park with military rites by Macon County Honor Guard.
Harold proudly served his country in World War II. He joined the army in March of 1942. He spent a total of 28 months overseas in Africa, Indonesia, Italy, and the Yugoslavian border. While in Italy he was shot and wounded. He lay outside his foxhole for an entire day and night before being taken to a hospital. For his service he received a purple heart.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV and a past president of Eagles Lodge 3511 in Decatur.
Surviving are his wife, daughter, Charlene (Alden) Chandler of Decatur, four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Gary Reimer (April 30, 2002) and Billy Reimer (April 18, 2006) both of Decatur.
Glenn F. Mahon
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:08Glenn F. Mahon, 80, of St. Elmo, entered eternal rest at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at St. Elmo Assembly of God, St. Elmo burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at C&A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials are requested to St. Elmo Assembly of God, American Heart Assn., or the donor’s choice.
Glenn was born in St. Peter on March 20, 1932 the son of Frank W. and Dorothy M. (McMillan) Mahon. He married Iris M. Koeberlein on December 13, 1958 at the St. Elmo Assembly of God.
He was retired from the former Fedders Corp., Effingham.
Surviving are his wife; Iris of St. Elmo, daughter; Kathy (Mike) Crockett of Farina, son in law; Steve (Deanna) Beccue of Mason, brother; Jack (Judy) Mahon of Salem, sisters; Virginia Lovett of St. Elmo and Claribel (Harold) Irvin of Urbana, grandchildren; Bridgett Crockett of Farina and Adam Beccue of Mason.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Karen Beccue, brother; Robert “Bob” Mahon, and a grandchild; Christopher Steven Beccue.
Ardith V. Davis
Written by Administrator Monday, 07 January 2013 08:36Ardith V. Davis passed away suddenly early afternoon on Saturday December 29, 2012, at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.
Grave Side Funeral Services were conducted Thursday January 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery St. Elmo by the Brother Jim Giffin of the First Church of God.
Visitation for family and friends was held Thursday January 3, 2013 beginning at 1p.m. at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, preceding the grave-side services.
Ardith Verneal Davis was born on November 19, 1930 at home in rural Mound Township, Effingham County a second child into the family of John and Bertha Tish-Blurton. She graduated from St. Elmo High School with the class of 1949. She attended Illinois State Teachers College in Normal, IL and began her teaching career at the age of 19. In her early years of marriage she taught school at the Loudon Township, Fayette County rural school as well as at Ramsey, IL thus teaching all eight grades.
She married Clifford Eugene Davis the love of his life on February 28, 1955 in the First Church of God, St. Elmo, by Preacher Ward. Together Ardith and Clifford were blessed with three sons, Bradley, Randy and David.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be given to the Donor’s Choice.
In her passing she leaves behind her husband: Clifford Eugene Davis of Cisco, IL, two sons: Bradley Lenn Davis of St. Elmo, Randy Allen(wife, Jill)Davis and their two sons: Max Davis and Seth Davis all of Normal, IL, one brother: Lloyd Blurton of Liberty, MO, two sisters: Joyce Martin of Effingham, Mila(husband, Robert)Leach fo St. Charles, MO, three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Tom or Mary Ruth Yockey of Decatur,Mrs Charles of Gertrude Irene Garrison of Nevada, MO, Edna Francis and her husband Oliver Wright of St. Elmo, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her: parents John Riley Blurton and Bertha Jane Tish-Blurton, one son: David Eugene Davis in his infancy, one grandson: Robert Clifford Davis in his infancy, one brother: Allen Melvin Blurton, one sister-in-law: Rebecca Olive and husband Dean Painter.
Online obituary and condolences can be made at www.kullfuneralhome.com
Marvin E. Abendroth
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:29Marvin E. Abendroth, 95, of St. Elmo, IL. passed away at 10:25 a.m. Monday 24, 2012 at Fayette County Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29 with viewing 1 hour prior to service at Fairview church. Burial was held at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL. Memorials may be made to the family.
Marvin was born May 19, 1917 in Fayette County. Son of Albert E. and Dora L. (Zimmer) Abendroth. He married Betty June Barbee on May of 1940. Marvin was a retiree of the Brownstown Lumber, He was also a Milk hauler for 30 some years, a farmer and he mowed 41 lawns in the St. Elmo area. He was a member of the Fairveiw Methodist church.
Surviving is his daughter, Betty (late husband, Joseph E.) Dunn of St. Elmo. (sisters),Mary Ellen Franis Kilzer and Verna Marlene Lewis both of Brownstown. (daughter-in-law) Lorene Abendroth (late husband Charles E. Abendroth) of St. Elmo (grandchildren) Susan Jeffers and Scott Abendroth of Shelbyville, Theresa (Jim) Harre of Brownstown, Lisa Oliver of St. Elmo, Dan Abendroth of St. Elmo, Thomas (Ruth) Dunn of Arnold, MO., Marvie Dunn of Arnold, MO., Tina (Joe) Dunn of Poplar Bluff, MO., 29 great grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife , (four sisters) Sophia Richards of St. Elmo, Freida Klukis of Vandalia, Velma Cosper of Brownstown, Elna Haslet of Brownstown, and (four brothers), Earl Abendroth of St. Elmo, William Dean Abendroth of Brownstown, Raymond Abendroth of Vandalia, and Orville Abendroth of St. Elmo, and one great grandchild, Christopher G. Harre of Brownstown.
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