St. Elmo Obituaries
Donna Mathis Hinton
Written by Administrator Monday, 23 June 2014 13:08
Donna Mathis Hinton
Donna Mathis Hinton, 84 of Mascoutah, died on May 26, 2014. The body was cremated and is buried in the Belleville Valley of the Snows. There was a private family service.
Donna graduated from the St. Elmo High School in 1947. She married another St. Elmo resident, Frank Hinton, who died November of 2006.
Survivors include daughters: Sherri and husband, Peter Bakersky of Aurora, CO and Jan Hinton of Mascoutah; sons, Kevin Hinton of Chicago, Brian Hinton and wife, Ruth Ann of Atlanta, GA and Keith Hinton and wife, Janet of Belleville; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Mathis of Anderson, IN; and a sister, Mary Harrison of St. Elmo.
Mary Edith Miller
Written by Administrator Thursday, 05 June 2014 16:33
Mary Edith Miller
Mary Edith Miller, 73-years- old of rural Beecher City, IL, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, surrounded by family at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Joseph Simburger Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Elmo.
Visitation for family and friends were on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo.
A family rosary was said at 8 p.m.
Burial followed the funeral services at the St. Bonaventure Catholic Church Cemetery in rural Wheatland Township St. Elmo.
Mrs. Miller was born on June 6, 1940 in O’Neill, NE into the Christian family of Charles and Gertrude Conway-Thomson where she was raised with her siblings, Ginny, Vera and Jim.
She wed LaMont K. Miller the love of her life on February 14, 1960 in Fort Randall, SD.
Mary was a loving housewife, worked long hours on the family farm, kept books for the family business, was a nurse’s aid, a devoted Catholic belonging to the CCW of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and taught many children in catechism for many years.
She enjoyed watching her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, showing off her family horses and ponies, bird watching, and playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Donor’s Choice.
In her passing she leaves behind her husband of 54 years, LaMont Keister Miller of Beecher City; four sons: Larry (wife, Lori) Miller, all of Beecher City; Jerome (wife, Cindy) Miller, Shawn (wife, Kimberly) Miller, Thomas (wife, Lana) Miller;
Two step-sons: Paul (wife, Dawn) Miller of North Virginia; William (wife, Barb) Miller of Greenville, PA; four daughters: LaMonica (husband, Donald) Burks, all of Beecher City; LeAnne (husband, Kevin) Forson, Jo Ellen Miller, Christine (husband, Clint) McElroy;
One stepdaughter, Carrie Wright of Mercer, PA; one brother: Jim (wife, Linda) Thomson of Elizabeth, PA; two sisters: Virginia “Ginny” (husband, Richard) Weston Papillion, NE, Vera (husband, Lee) Pietramale, Omaha, NB; 27 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-son-in-law, Jim Wright.
Online obituary and condolences can be made at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Annetta Mae McCoy (Durbin)
Written by Administrator Thursday, 29 May 2014 18:00
Annetta Mae McCoy (Durbin)
Macon—Annetta M. McCoy was called home peacefully at Decatur Memorial Hospital on May 23, 2014.
She was born on December 31, 1934 in St. Elmo, IL, the daughter of Darel J. Durbin and Alice N. (Dowds) Durbin. Annetta graduated from Altamont High School in 1954 and attended Sparks Business College.
Following her education, Annetta married the love of her life Leo McCoy and together they had five children. Annetta and Leo also graciously raised one grandchild, Courtney McCoy and one great-grandchild, Maekayla McCoy.
Annetta worked at Iverson’s Jr. Bootery and the Herald & Review until she retired. She loved spending mornings at Jan’s East in Grill and Claire’s with her friends and family having coffee.
In addition to her father, Darel J. Durbin, Annetta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leo Dale McCoy; her son, Joseph Earl McCoy; one sister, Mary Catherine Apke; two brothers: Jay Francis Durbin and Ross Eugene Durbin; and one granddaughter, Amanda McCoy.
Surviving in addition to her mother, Alice N. (Dowds) Durbin, Annetta lovingly leaves behind her three daughters: Patricia L. Groves and her husband, Curtis, Mary “Sam” Iverson, and Virginia Crum and her husband, Chuck; one son, Steve McCoy and his wife, Rebecca; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren as well as many additional loving family and friends.
Those who wish to remember Annetta in a special way may make gifts in her memory at Decatur Earthmover Credit Union under the Annetta McCoy Memorial. Annetta may have left this world, but she will forever be in our hearts.
Harold H. Hall
Written by Administrator Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:01
Harold H. Hall
Harold H. Hall, 88, of St. Elmo, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Aperion Care are in St. Elmo.
Funeral service was from 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo with Pastor Dan Laack officiating.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to service. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery following service with military rites.
Memorials may be made to Loretta’s Kitchen and Friendship Manor Memorial Fund.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:29
LaFern Soldner 90, of Effingham, formerly of Cowden, passed away at 12:18 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 in her home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, in the First Christian Church of Cowden. Pastor Nathan Harper officiated. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the church. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Farina Cemetery in Farina.
Memorials may be made in memory of LaFern to the First Christian Church of Cowden. Online condolences may be directed to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com
LaFern was born October 15, 1923 in Marion County, the daughter of Lonnie William and Lena Mabel (Harrell) Mulvaney.
She married Richard O. “Dick” Soldner on August 11, 1957 in Brown Christian Church in Kinmundy.
LaFern was a dedicated member of the First Christian Church of Cowden. In addition, she was a sister and past-president of the Philanthropy Educational Organization (P.E.O) Chapter H.D. of Pana, Illinois and Toast Mistress of Effingham.
LaFern graduated from Brown Grade School in Kinmundy and Salem Community High School in Salem. She competed educational training at Chicago Correspondence School of Accounting in St. Louis, MO and General Motors Accounting School in St. Louis. In addition she furthered her education at Lakeland College in Mattoon.
With her accounting training in place, LaFern was employed at Texas Oil Co. (Texaco) at Salem, during the southern Illinois oil boom and General Motors Co. (Chevrolet Motor Division) at Salem and Farina, where she directed accounting operations for dealerships in southern Illinois.
LaFern`s ambition was to become a certified public accountant, but those plans became secondary when she met, and later married Dick.
Her obvious talents and accounting expertise were put to good use as she became an integral part of the Soldner family ownership and operation of Ging Elevator in Cowden.
Through her church, she and Dick were very involved in world mission work in Mexico, Arizona, Montana and California. Working with the Cowden Rotary Club, they hosted and welcomed into their family, Charles Jammel, a Rotary exchange student from Brazil.
Surviving are her husband, Dick; daughter: Peggy Lynn (Richard) Drew of Escondido, CA; sisters: Velma Kepner of Glen Carbon, and Darlene (Vernon) Bandy of Salem; grandchildren: Tara (Dan) Mathiesen of Ladera Ranch, CA, Ty (Cathy) Howton of Boston, MA, Michael Drew of San Diego, CA, and Christy Drew of Chicago, Max Mathiesen and Sam Mathiesen, both of Ladera Ranch, CA; Rotary exchange student and “adopted” son Charles Jammel of San Paulo, Brazil; sisters-in-law: Sue Mulvaney of Kinmundy, Mary Brigham of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Betty (George) Boston of Port St. Lucie, FL.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-law David Howton; brother, Eugene Mulvaney and brother-in-law Eugene Kepner.
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