St. Elmo Obituaries
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.
Patricia J. Luster
Written by Administrator Monday, 17 December 2012 15:20Patricia J. Luster 75, of Brownstown died at 6:13 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown with Jim Dann officiating with burial following at Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Second Chance Rescue, Fayette County Animal Shelter, Brownstown Library or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Pat was born on September 11, 1937 in Sefton Township, rural Brownstown to Roy M. and Fern E. (Chatham) Kelly. She was retired from World Color Press, Effingham. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church.
She is survived by her son; Michael Luster (special friend Shirley Ray) of Vandalia, daughters; Teresa Duckworth (Damon) of Brownstown, Lisa Cameron (Jeff) of Belton, TX, Amy Pittenger (Rick) of Brownstown, Courtnay Luster of Belton, TX, brother; Robert Kelly (Shirley) of Huntington Beach, Ca, sister; Betty Peterson of McAllen, TX, grandchildren; Jami Kistler (Larry), Ryan Garrison, Slade Luster, TaNisha Duckworth, Maizie Blackwell, Kolton Cameron and , Kyrieauna Duckworth, great grandchildren; Ariana Kistler and Aiden Strobel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, sister, Blondell Rush and two great granddaughters; Madison and Riley Garrison.
Mary A. Keplar
Written by Administrator Monday, 26 November 2012 16:18Mary A. Keplar
Mary A. Keplar, 71, of Effingham, died at 11:08 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Effingham.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, Rev. Roy Upchurch officiating, with burial following at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation was held for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mary was born on September 18, 1941 in Bono, Arkansas, to James and Lucille (O’Conner) Graves. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Effingham.
She married David Keplar in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 2001. Mary is survived by her son, John (Kim) Proffitt of Stewardson; her daughter, Charlene (Stanley) Mosby of Effingham; her brother, Joe (Kay) Graves of Vandalia; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:59Sharon Kay Williams
Sharon Kay Williams, 59 of St. Elmo, passed away at 5:38 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 in St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
Private memorial Services will be held at a later date. C & A Pagel Funeral Home of St. Elmo is helping the family with arrangements.
Sharon Kay was born on March 16, 1953 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Floyd G. and Goldie Mae (Tipsword) Mitchell. She was employed as a nursing assistance at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.
Surviving is her daughter: Linda (husband Doug) Reisner of St. Elmo; son-in-law: Rodney Mars of St. Elmo, Six grandchildren: Fallon, Colton, and Morgan Reisner; Tamyra (Husband Ryan) Reeter, Tyler and Joel Mars all of St. Elmo, IL; great-grandchildren: Dagen Reeter, Sophia Hendreickson and Kameron Reeter; Brothers: Floyd (wife Linda) Mitchell of St. Elmo; Charles (wife Debbie) Mitchell of Vandalia; sister: Wanda Tucker of St. Elmo; sister-in-law Gladys Mitchell of St. Elmo; brother-in-law: Gilbert McMillan of Vandalia.
She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Terri Mars; Brother Kenny Mitchell, sisters: Betty (husband Harold) Powers; Mary McMillan, Bonnie Ledbetter, Clara Evans and Violet Stockons, brother-in-law: Roger Tucker and nephew George Evans.
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