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Elizabeth "Betty " Mae Presbrey

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 17 April 2013 16:49

Elizabeth “Betty” Mae Presbrey, 79, of East Peoria, formerly of Goodfield, passed away at 2:22 P.M. on Thursday April 11, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL where she had been a patient.

Funeral services will be at 10:00A.M., Friday April 19, 2013 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington IL with pastor Philip Cooper of Goodfield, IL  officiating.  Graveside services will be at Sidener Cemetery in St. Elmo, IL with inurnment to follow. Cremation rites have been accorded.

She was born on December 6, 1933 in Fayette County, IL, Daughter of Berlyn M. and Sarah Irene Ragel Sidener.  She married Ralph Presbrey June 27, 1954 in St. Elmo, IL.  He preceded her in death on April 21, 1982.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one son, Roger Lee, and one sister, Brenda Punke.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheila M. Presbrey Springfield, IL; one son, Ralph E. Presbrey,  Washington, IL;  one sister, Cathie Brodland, Springfield, IL;  one grandson, Jeremy, Eureka, IL; one granddaughter, Emily, Eureka, IL.   Also surviving are three nephews, one niece, four great nieces, three great nephews, and one great-great niece.

Betty and her husband owned and operated R & B Grocery in Goodfield, IL for many years.  Betty was a member of First Baptist Church in Goodfield, IL

Betty enjoyed cooking, crocheting and her favorite time of year was baseball season. She enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Braves.  She once said-my TV only gets baseball games.

Please view and leave online condolences at www.calvertmemorial.com.

 

Priscilla Ann Scholes

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Written by Administrator Monday, 15 April 2013 12:40

Priscilla Ann Scholes, 80 of St. Elmo, died at 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church, rural St. Elmo with Rev. John Heicher officiating. Burial  followed at Post Oak Cemetery Rural St. Elmo. Visitation was held for two hours  prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor, St. Elmo or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Priscilla was born on Saturday, October 15, 1932 in St. Elmo to Curtis and Kathryn (Logue) Riley. She married Vernon W. Scholes on May 9, 1949 in Beecher City. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1994. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, rural St. Elmo.
She is survived by her sons; Roger (Sue) Scholes of Brownstown and Ray (Peggy) Scholes of St. Elmo, her daughters; Shelia (Bob) Kimbro and Sherri Scholes both of St. Elmo, her brothers; Curt (Shelby) Riley of Altamont and Dennis (Patty) Riley of St. Elmo, her sister, Mary Jane (Fred) Gottman of St. Elmo and her nine grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Larry Riley and sisters, June Rhodes and Peggy Logue.
Online condolences may be expressed at  www.giesekingfh.com.

 

Jay Welker

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Written by Administrator Monday, 15 April 2013 12:36

Jay Welker, 90, of St. Elmo, passed away at 8:20 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 in C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Randol Shrum officiating.  Burial with Military Graveside Rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post 420 in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was held  from 10 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, Fairview Methodist Church or donor’s choice.
Jay was born on August 7, 1922 in Fayette County, IL, the son of John F. and Nellie McKenzie Welker. He married Rebecca Smith on June 14, 1975 in Scottsdale, AZ. Jay was a member of  the American Legion Post #420, St. Elmo; St. Elmo Mason’s Lodge #769; Scottish Right; York Right and Shriner’s. He enjoyed flying airplanes, driving Ford mustangs, and going on trail rides.
Jay is survived by his wife, Rebecca of St. Elmo, son, John Welker of Evansville, IN, and adopted daughter, Marcia Perkins of Cedar Rapids, IA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister: Audrey W. and husband Harold E. Belden.

   

Jay R. McConkey

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 03 April 2013 15:01

Jay R. McConkey, 49, of St. Elmo passed away April 1, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Altamont with visitation 1 hour prior. Memorials are requested to the family. Private burial will be held at Sidener Cemetery, St. Elmo at a later date.
He had worked for Frontier Communications, was a past member of the A.T.A, and a participant at the St. Peter Sportsman’s Club.
He is survived by brothers; Paul (Doris) McConkey of St. Peter, Miles (Brenda) McConkey of Brownstown, and  Alan McConkey of Vandalia, sister; Janet (Lowell) Hunsaker of St. Elmo, brothers in law; Terry Jones of Brownstown and Don Koehler of Effingham, and many nieces and nephews.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents and sister; Diana Jones and Linda Koehler.
 

Merle E. Underwood

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:37

Merle E. Underwood, 86 of Cincinnati, OH formerly of St. James passed away at 9:20 PM Friday, March 29, 2013 at his home.
Funeral service is 1 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Burial, with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion, will follow in Lovett cemetery rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be 6-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to the Underwood family.
Merle was born on December 4, 1926 in Fayette Co., IL the son of John and Margaret (Miller) Underwood. He married Mary L. Logue on July 24, 1957 at St. Elmo and she preceded him in death on August 7, 1999.
He was a retired from the former Fedders Corp., Effingham and enjoyed genealogy, hunting, and fishing. Merle was a US Army Veteran of WW II.
Surviving are his children; Marie (Gene) Dye of Altamont, Gene Underwood of Tyler, TX, John Underwood of Springfield, Marilyn Underwood of Cincinnati, Carl “Taco” (Linda) Underwood of Beecher City, Gary (Sheila) Underwood of St. Elmo, and Mary (Greg) Devall of Effingham, 8 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded by his parents, 3 siblings; Dorwin John Underwood and Norma Jean Underwood both in infancy and Earl Wayne Underwood.
   

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