St. Elmo Obituaries
Donald Fay Plum
Written by Administrator Monday, 20 January 2014 13:27
Donald Fay Plum
Donald Fay Plum, 89, of St. Elmo, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in St. Elmo.
Grave side services were held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Sidner Cemetery of rural St. Elmo at 10:30 a.m. with military rites. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Masonic rites were performed at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor, St. Elmo American Legion Post #420, or Sidner Cemetery.
Donald was born on May 2, 1924 in Howesville, WV, the only child of Charles and Daisy (Sisler) Plum. He married Audrey Pruitt on June 30, 1945 in Phenix City, AL. He was a member of the St. Elmo American Legion Post #420, the Danville Scottish Rite and was the Worshipful Master for the Masonic Lodge #769. He loved to go hunting, fishing and he was a truck driver for several years.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Gary Plum (wife Diane) of Vandalia; two daughters, Rosetta Teixeira (husband Ed) of Sardina, OH, Lisa Newburn (husband Shawn) of St. Elmo; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Carol Jean Mahon
Written by Administrator Monday, 20 January 2014 13:26
Carol Jean Mahon
Carol Jean Mahon, 62, of Strafford, MO, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:15 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 at Strafford Care Center, Strafford, MO.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Burial followed at Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Carol was born on Monday, April 9, 1951 in Decatur, IL to Jesse and Reva Ruth (Wilson) Mahon. She was a member of the Watermill Church of Christ, Springfield, MO.
She is survived by her brothers, John Mahon and his wife Teresa of Strafford, MO, Leland Ray Mahon and his wife Darla of Uvalde, TX, David Wayne Mahon of Alaska and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com
Irma L. Garrison
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:09
Irma L. Garrison, 94, of St. Elmo, passed away at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Visitation was held at 9:30 to 11 a.m. with funeral service following.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor Nursing Home.
Irma was born on November 29, 1919 in Mulberry Grove, the daughter of James A. and Addie R. (Elam) Blankenship. She married Hallie E. Garrison on May 26, 1939 in Terre Haute, IN, and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1994. She was a homemaker, who loved being with her family and friends. Irma worked at Crane Packing for 17 years. She loved to cook and was well known for her cooking.
N. Valda Paradee
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:07
N. Valda Paradee, 92, of St. Elmo, died at 11:02 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Valda was born on Monday, February 7, 1921 in Dillworth, OK to Thomas and Clio (Guest) Masters. She married Glen E. Paradee on April 20, 1941 at the Methodist Church in St. Elmo and he preceded her in death in 1978. She and her husband owned and operated Paradee’s Dairy Rich and she had also worked at the Family RestCue and Richardson Brothers, all of St. Elmo.
Valda is survived by son, Richard (Jane) Paradee, of Berwick, LA; daughters: Marcia (Bob) Heckert of St. Elmo and Susan (Bryan) Millman of Wildwood, MO; eight grandchildren: Rob (Sonja) Heckert, Val (Eric) Behl, Glen (Abby) Paradee, Chris (Abbie) Paradee, Chad (Sandi) Paradee, Kimberly (Doug) Watson, Drew Millman and Garrett Millman; nine great-grandchildren, Alena and Kali Heckert, Erica and Luke Behl, Katie, Logan, Olivia, Sam, and Carson Paradee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Lawrence Masters and sister, Ruby White.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Kenneth “Jim” Fischer
Written by Administrator Monday, 23 December 2013 15:10
Kenneth “Jim” Fischer
Kenneth “Jim” Fischer, 87 of Altamont, died on Sunday evening, December 15, 2013 at 7:20 p.m. at the Lutheran Care Center, in Altamont.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.
Visitation for family and friends was conducted from 4 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday.
Military Burial Rites were conducted at Union Cemetery, Altamont immediately following the funeral services by Altamont Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post #512 and Effingham Post #120. Also Altamont VFW Post #7676 will participate.
Kenneth Carl Fischer was born December 25, 1925 in Altamont one of seven siblings into the Christian family of Emil and Rose (Rethorn) Fisher. Kenneth was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed his faith, educated in the elementary parochial school, and graduated from Altamont Community High School.
After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and received the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He received his Honorable Discharge on May 11, 1946.
Kenneth was employed as the office manager of the Illinois Department of Employment Security for over 35 years until his retirement. He also served his church as finance officer, elder, trustee and other positions. One of his favorite pastimes in later years was playing golf.
Kenneth married Dorothy Ann Beccue in the Immanuel Lutheran Church on February 9, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 2, 2009.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and or the Donor’s choice.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Smith, of Olney; sister-in-law, Charlotte Fischer, of Rushville.
Several nieces, nephews and a host of local friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Herman Fischer and Rose C. (Rethorn) Fischer; wife, Dorothy Ann Fischer; brothers, Paul L. Fischer and William Fischer, Cecil and his wife, Eileen Fischer; sisters Marie and her husband, Lester Ross, JoAnn and her husband, Willard Olney; brother-in-law, Franklin Smith.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com for they assisted the family.
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