St. Elmo Obituaries
Thomas M. Robertson
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:52Thomas M. Robertson
Thomas M. Robertson, 73, of Lebanon, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 30, at the First Christian Church, Brownstown with Harvey Waddelow and Zach Strange officiating and also at 3 p.m. at the Berlin Christian Church, Berlin. There was a visitation an hour prior to service time at the Berlin Christian Church with burial to follow at Berlin Cemetery, Berlin. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown.
Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church or Brownstown Education Association Scholarship Fund or the donors choice.
Tom was born on May 25, 1939 in Berlin, IL the son of William B. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Robertson
He married Anita Waddelow on August 14, 1965. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Brownstown. He was a former Superintendent of Schools for the Brownstown School District (for 16 years) where he also served as a teacher and on the Board of Education and was an instructor for Kaskaskia Community College. He was also a Fayette County Bailiff.
He is survived by his wife Anita of Lebanon, daughters, Dawnita (Ray) Elliott of Lebanon, IL, Angie (Kevin) Bodden of Florissant, MO, Andrea (Colin) Welsh of Highland, IL and Elisa (Zach) Strange of Carmi, IL, 11 grandchildren, Shawn, Payton, Logan, Ethan, Elijah, Sydney, Aislyn, Keagan, Brennan, Caleb, and Elizabeth, brothers, Donald Robertson of Berlin, IL, Harry (Fran) Robertson of Collinsville, IL, sisters, Judy (Tom) Fitch of Springfield, IL, Patricia (Gene) Wake of Berlin, IL Martha (Kenny) Stephens of Berlin, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Bill Robertson and sisters, Mary Lou Leatherby and Marjorie Robertson.
Martin F. Koleno Sr.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:51Martin F. Koleno Sr.
Martin F. Koleno Sr., 91 , of rural Brownstown, died at 10:25 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.
Service of Celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 8, at the First Church of God, 3001 Thrill Hill Road, Vandalia with the Rev. Tom Farris and Rev. James Budlove officiation. Memorials may be made to the Fayette County Hospice, Vandalia of the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com. According to Marty’s wishes his body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of IL, Chicago, for research. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is in charge of arrangements.
Martin was born on July 12, 1921 in Chicago, IL the son of John and Mary (Stopka) Koleno. He married Dorothy Frizzell in 1943 and she preceded him in death in 2000. He then married Edith(Richardson)Garrett on September 25, 2005. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church and the first Church of God, Vandalia. Marty had been a typesetter for years and then went to work for Culligan before starting his own water treatment business.
In his passing he leaves behind his wife, Edith Garrett-Koleno, his children; Martin F. (Jeannie) Koleno, Jr., twin sons; Thomas (Janet) Koleno and, Timothy (Nancy) Koleno, Anthony Koleno, Christopher (Mary) Koleno all of WI, Daniel (Laura) Koleno of IL, Theresa (Dr. Fleet) Ryland of FL, Patricia McGuire, Elizabeth (Michael) Jones, Mary Anne (Larry) Miller all of IL and Dorothy (David) Adenau of NC, His stepchildren; Leilani Moore of Newburgh, IN, Malia (Art) Stephens of St. Elmo, IL, Juanita Garrett of Barnhart, MO, Roy (Racie) Garrett of Vandalia, IL, Sara Konrad of Vandalia, IL and Vicky Shouse of Brownstown, IL and his many many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, four brothers, three sisters, daughter, Carol Ann Koleno and stepdaughter, Mia Phillips
Otis E. Parkinson
Written by Administrator Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:18Otis Eugene Parkison, 91, of Brownstown, died at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 at Liberty Christian Church with Jim Dann officiating. Visitation will be for two hours prior to the service. Private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor Activity Fund or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Otis was born on February 16, 1921 in rural Brownstown to Ferdinand A. and Vernie (Sefton) Parkison. He married Martha June Fletcher on February 18, 1941 and she preceded him in death in 1986. He then married Lenore (Childress) Smith on March 4, 1989. He was a retired farmer and attended Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown.
He is survived by his wife, Lenore Parkison of Brownstown and his daughters; Patsy (Ron) Tretter of Steeleville, Rosalie Tackett of Boca Raton, FL, Deanna Carlock of Sullivan, Louise (Steve) Morrison of Beecher City and Penny Parkison of Dallas, TX, his son; Paul (Deb) Parkison of Brownstown, his brother; Revis (Delores) Parkison of Irving, TX, his sisters; Fleta Austin of Brownstown and Vivian (Roy) Olive of Florissant, MO, his stepchildren; Carolyn (John) Grames, Terry (Susan) Smith, Barbara (Dave) Morrison, all of Brownstown, Lois (Wendell) Stoneburner of Beecher City, Bill (Cathy) Smith and Lola (Keith) Gehle both of Brownstown, Mary (Stanley) Salmons of St. Elmo, Gary (Diana) Smith and Brian (Marsha) Smith both of Brownstown, 14 grandchildren, 24 step grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 39 step great grandchildren, and 3 step great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, stepson, Kevin Smith and 2 step great grandchildren.
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:27Lucille Tipsword
Lucille Tipsword, 84 of Brownstown, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.
A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo with a committal at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation was one hour prior to service. Memorials are requested to the family or Lutheran Care activities fund.
Lucille was born on April 7, 1927 in Waldron AR, the daughter of Irmin Lasiter and Audrey (Godsey). She married Vernon Tipsword and he preceded her in death.
She was retired from Crane Packing, Vandalia. Lucille enjoyed her grandchildren, crafts, crosswords, her pets, and the flower and vegetable gardens.
Surviving are her sons, James Oliver (special friend, Jan) Logue Jr. of St. James and Michael (Jo Ellen) Logue of Greenville, daughters, Connie (Dale) Roll of St. Elmo and Barbara (Bill) Hatcher of Cynthianna, IN, sister, Margaret Gough of Brownstown, eleven grandchildren, and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and daughters, Linda Barr and Audrey Ann Logue, in infancy.
Louise Hix Jackson Hamende
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:28Louise Hix Jackson Hamende
Louise Hix Jackson Hamende went to meet the Lord on Saturday, July 28 at 7 a.m. at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Louise was born in Irwin, Illinois to Bascom and Leona Jackson. Louise married Russell O. Hamende on February 14, 1953. Their upcoming anniversary would have been their 60th. Louise was a homemaker and she and Russell spent many years traveling to Florida after Russell’s retirement and enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont VFW and Catholic Charities.
Louise was a member of the Altamont VFW Auxiliary, Effingham American Legion Auxiliary and St. Mary Alter Society. Louise was known for what she would give to people. One of her proudest accomplishments was while working at Catholic Charities and through donations cleaned and delivered over 7000 stuffed animals to schools, churches, nursing homes and hospitals for children and adults in many areas of the state.
Visitation was Tuesday July 31 from 6-8 p.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home at 100 N. Olive Street, St. Elmo with services held at 11a.m. on Wednesday August 1 with visitation one hour prior at the Funeral Home and burial at St. Bonaventure Cemetery rural St. Elmo.
Louise is survived by: husband, Russell Hamende of Altamont, daughter, Wanda Pasley (Donald) of Shelbyville, Grandson, Michael Pasley (Christina) of Beecher City, Granddaughter, Laura Moreland (Garrick) of Beecher City, Great Grandsons - Bryce Pasley, Devon Moreland, Jarrett Pasley and Hunter Moreland. Great Granddaughter – Emily Bone. Brothers: Charles Jackson (Gwen), Byron Center, Michigan; Donald Jackson (Sherry), Toluca, Illinois; Jim Jackson (Marguerite), Newport Beach, California; Sisters: Ruth Lefeave, El Paso, Texas; Shirley Wooldridge, Bourbonnais, Illinois; Lillian Hansen (Gerhard), St. Anne, Illinois; Thelma Alcorn (Melvin) of Watseka, Illinois; Phyllis Knecht (Austin), Nashville, Tennessee. Louise has 49 surviving nieces and nephews and many more great-nieces and great-nephews.
Louise Hamende was proceeded in death by her parents, daughters, Carolyn Hamende and Christina Lynn Hamende; brother Bascom Jackson Jr., Sisters; Lucille Richmond, Ethel Venema and Gladys Zbinden and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Lutheran Care Activities Fund or the donor’s choice.
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