St. Elmo Obituaries
Melvin E. Conner
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:49Melvin E. Conner, 96, of Mason died at 11:40 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Paul Olson officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home and 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.
Melvin was born on Tuesday, December 19, 1916 in rural Altamont, Mound Township to Daniel and Lora (Yates) Conner. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He married Phyllis Smith on May 3, 1941 at the Methodist Parsonage, Altamont. He was retired from Stateville Correctional Center, Joliet. He was affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a member of the Effingham County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Mason, son, Colin Conner (Margie) of Knoxville, TN, daughters; Gweneth Boyer of Port Aransas, TX, Evelyn Olson (Rev. Paul) of Carol Stream, and Yvonne Flanigan of Mason, brother, Wayne Conner (Joan) of St. Elmo, sister, Marilyn Lilley of Hobart, IN, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and family friend, Bob.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Rita Cargle, one brother, three sisters and three sons-in-law.
Terry K. Elder
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:48Terry K. Elder, 61, of St. Elmo, passed away 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis.
Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jim Dann, was held 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown burial followed in Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service Friday all at the church. Memorials are requested to the family. C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo is handling arrangements.
Terry was born on December 21, 1951 in Dixon, the daughter of Dillard and Helen (McKay) Oiler. She married Robert J. Elder on October 10, 1968, in Kahoka, MO and he preceded her on November 29, 2008.
She had worked as a baker and enjoyed bingo, sewing, baking, and arts and crafts.
Surviving are her daughters; Krista (fiancé, Steve Austin) of St. Elmo and Ginger (husband, Les) Foster of Bryan, TX, son; Robert W. (wife, Vicki) Elder of St. Elmo, grandchildren; Zakk Elder, Jozsef Morrison, Kloe Foster, and Helen Elder, mother in law; Ethel Elder of Lawrenceville, and brother; Jerry Oiler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother; Donnie Oiler.
Georgia Annabelle Shelton
Written by Administrator Monday, 25 February 2013 15:51Georgia Annabelle Shelton was born on August 15, 1924. In Effingham County, Altamont. She was the daughter of George Walter and Grace (Bailey) Dowds. She married Everette Brown Shelton on April 17, 1946. After her marriage to Everette they lived on the family farm in St. Elmo.
Annabelle passed away on February 18, 2013 at 11.25 a.m. at Friendship Manor in St. Elmo, IL. Services were held at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Rev. Kent (Pee Wee) Denton officiated. Visitation was held at the C & A Pagel Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013. Funeral services were Friday at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.
Annabelle was raised in Altamont and attended Salem Methodist Church, where she enjoyed playing the piano for church services. Annabelle worked in St. Louis at Curtiss-Wright airplane factory during World War II. In the 40’s, she worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a crossing guard. Annabelle worked as a homemaker doing gardening, canning, and caring for their home and children. In her spare time, she enjoyed embroidery work. She later worked at the Carriage Inn in Altamont until her retirement.
Annabelle was a member of the Salem Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church in St. Elmo.
She is survived by four children, Gene (wife Sharon) Shelton of St. Elmo, Rita (Husband Claude) Fisher of Velma, OK, Barbara (Husband Philip) Luze of Brookings, SD, and Paul (Wife Barbara) Shelton of St. Elmo, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, Sister Alice Durbin of Altamont and twin sister Avanelle Hooks Of Altamont.
She was preceded in death by her husband Everette, parents Grace and George Dowds and brothers Henry and Wayne Dowds.
Michael R. Myers
Written by Administrator Monday, 25 February 2013 15:50Michael “Mike” R. Myers, 46, of St. Elmo, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at St. Elmo Christian Church in St. Elmo, IL. burial followed at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Memorials are requested to the Zachary Cole “Biscuit” Myers education fund.
Mike was born on June 2, 1966 in Vandalia the son of James “Curly” W. and Naomi R. (Willings) Myers. He married Dorinda Durbin on December 14, 2001 in Vandalia.
He was employed by Pinnacle Foods, St. Elmo. Mike was a member of the Fayette Co. Coon Club and past member of National Wild Turkey Federation and NRA.
Surviving are his wife, Dorinda of St. Elmo, precious son; Zachary Cole “Biscuit” Myers at home, siblings; Charles (wife, Mary) Myers of St. Elmo, Ed (special friend, Linda) Myers of St. Elmo, Judy (husband, Terry) Heffel of Albuquerque, NM, and James Allen (wife, Mary Lou) Myers of Altamont, mother in law; Donna Durbin of St. Elmo, grandmother in law; Marie Barker of Brownstown and many other family members and friends.
His parents and father in law; Dennis Durbin preceded him in death.
Wesley "Wes" H. Harmeier
Written by Administrator Monday, 18 February 2013 10:30Wesley “Wes” H. Harmeier
Wesley “Wes” H. Harmeier, 75 of St. Peter, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service, officiated by Rev. William Emrick, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation was 5–8 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter on Monday and one hour prior to service time at church. Memorials are requested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, South Central Booster Club, St. Peter First Responders, or Farina Ambulance Service.
Wes was born on October 1, 1937 in Shobonier, Fayette Co., IL the son of Alfred F. and Freida (Lorenz) Harmeier. He married Shirley Magnus on April 22, 1961 at St. Peter.
He was a farmer and had worked for Brown Produce, Magnus Hardware, and the City of St. Peter. Wes was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, past St. Peter Village Board member, and served on the St. Peter Prairie Days Committee. He enjoyed visiting Kings Garage and driving around St. Peter and out to the farm.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley, sons; Daniel (Kari) Harmeier and David Harmeier all of St. Peter, brothers; Ron (Debbie) Harmeier of Shobonier and Robert (Norma) Harmeier of Decatur, brother in law; James Cheshier of Overland Park, KS, and two grandsons; Derek and Brett Harmeier of St. Peter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister; Shirley Cheshier.
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