St. Elmo Obituaries
Ethel N. Elder
Written by Administrator Monday, 29 April 2013 16:52Ethel N. Elder, 81 of Lawrenceville, died at 1:26 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2013, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, with Rev. Jim Dann officiating. Burial followed at Liberty Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Ethel was born on Saturday, August 8, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, IA to Clayton E. and Gladys L. Swearinger Markham. She married Rollie A. Elder, Jr. and he preceded her in death on August 30, 1994. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Floyd) Mitchell, of Sumner, her brother, Clayton Markham, of Spokane WA, several granchildren, great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, sons; Rollie ‘Butch’, Robert and Bill, daughter; Sandra Kay Pitts and sisters; Mary, Beverly and Loretta.
(John) Loyd Carson
Written by Administrator Monday, 29 April 2013 08:41(John) Loyd Carson, 103 , went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, at the United Methodist Village in Godfrey.
He was born on March 25 1910, on a farm home six miles northwest of Brownstown, and was the son of Johnny and Daisy Carson. He married the former Rosemary Quade in Brownstown on June 5, 1942, and she survives. They were blessed with nearly 71 years of marriage, four daughters, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Loyd was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend.
Surviving are daughters and spouses, Drs. Sandra (Jay) Stanley, Marcia (Rodney Thornton, Becky (Jim) Whiteside, and Paula Carson (Dennis Wilson). Grandchildren and spouses are Hart Stanley, Chris (Holly) Thornton, Jerod Thornton, Jennifer (Darren) Wright, Erin (Jim) Woolley, Jeff (Kayla) Whiteside, Steven Carson Sulzer, Michael Carson Sulzer, and Megan Carson Sulzer. Great grandchildren are Piper Stanley, Zachary Thornton, Sophia and Amelia Wright, Eleanor Woolley, and Emerson Whiteside.
Loyd graduated from Vandalia High School in 1927 and later received a B.S. degree fro Eastern Illinois University and M.S. degree from Washington University. He taught in rural schools in Fayette County for eight years and was an elementary school principal at Mt. Zion, IL, for five years and at Godfrey for five years. He then served in the Alton School District 22 years, three years as rural supervisor and 19 years at principal of North Junior High School. Loyd often received cards and visits from many former students.
Loyd enlisted in the Navy in September 1942 and served 38 months at Classification Specialist at Great Lakes, IL; Bainbridge, MD, and Camp Shoemaker, CA.
Joining the united Methodist Church in 1936, Loyd transferred his membership to Godfrey First United Methodist Church in 1947 and remained a member there until his death. He held many offices in the church and was especially interested in Christian education serving as Sunday School Superintendent for 19 years, Director of Junior Church for 12 years and adult class teacher for 30 years. Loyd received the Joy Wells Christian Education Award at United Methodist Annual Conference in 1995.
Loyd was a member of the Godfrey Civic Association Board, the Religious Council at SIUE, and the Alton Memorial Hospital Board. After retiring from AMH Board, he served as a volunteer at the Information Desk for 19 years. He also served on the Alton-Wood River Cancer Society Board and drove cancer patients weekly to St. Louis hospitals for treatment for 14 years and then local patients to St. Claire’s Hospital for four years.
Loyd enjoyed sports as a participant and spectator. He played summer baseball and tennis in his early years. He was still playing golf at age 91. He was an avid upland game hunter and raised and trained his own bird dogs for 60 years. Competing with his bird dogs in field trials, he was an active officer in the local Piasa Pointer and Setter Club for 40 years. In 1977 he was given the Senior Service Award by the Illinois Field Trial Association. After retirement he took up fishing and was a regular visitor to local farm ponds and Bennett Springs in MO.
Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road, and continues form 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, until the time of the memorial service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Don Long officiating. Loyd’s ashes were interred in the church prayer garden at a private family ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Godfrey First United Methodist Church, BJC Hospice Alton, and The United Methodist Village.
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com
Wanda Fern Tucker
Written by Administrator Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:31
Elizabeth "Betty " Mae Presbrey
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
Written by Administrator Monday, 15 April 2013 12:40Priscilla 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.
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