St. Elmo Obituaries
E. Dean Buzzard
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:04
E. Dean Buzzard
E. Dean Buzzard, 46, of rural St. Elmo, died on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Altamont.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial followed at Crums Chapel Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation was from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, The Wellness Loft, Effingham, or St. Elmo High School FFA Chapter. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is assisting the family with arrangements.
E. Dean Buzzard was born on Wednesday, January 31, 1968 in Effingham, IL to Lyle and Gloria (Quandt) Buzzard. He married Sandy Jo Lotz on July 9, 1988 and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, School District #202 Board of Education, Avena Township Cemeteries Board, ABATE and the NRA.
Dean was a generous fun-loving man who lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed trap shooting and teaching the sport to others. He was at his happiest on the family farm, but loved to fish, camp, travel, cook (breakfast and grilling). He also enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting.
He loved having people at his home and visiting with his family and friends. Eddie was known to play the occasional practical joke. He loved green tractors and Red Dirt music.
Dean was generous in his love and his time; he had a heart the size of Texas. He was family oriented and very involved with his daughter Kaitlin’s rodeo career and very proud to be a Marine Dad of his son Mitchell. Dean never met a stranger and had friends the world over.
Dean is survived by: parents, Lyle and Gloria Buzzard of St. Elmo; son, Mitchell Buzzard and his wife Morgan of San Clemente, CA; daughter, Kaitlin Buzzard of St. Elmo; ; sister, Mindy Healy and her husband Shane of St. Elmo; nephews, Garret, Gatlin and niece, Perry.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Written by Administrator Friday, 11 July 2014 09:02
Eloise Kelly, 91, of Post Oak, IL passed away at 4:50 p.m. Friday, July 04, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9 at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Burial was at the Springhill Cemetery, Loudon Township.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday, July 8, and one hour prior to service. Memorials may be made to Springhill Cemetery.
Eloise was born on August 22, 1922 in Loudon Township, the daughter of William E. and Mary Jane (Tipsword) Dial. She married Raleigh Forbes in June 14, 1940 in Kirkwood, MO. He preceded her in death in July 8, 1982. She then married Kenneth L. Kelly in June 11, 1984 in Fayette County. He preceded her in death in January 5, 2006. Eloise worked for Richardson Bros. in St. Elmo for 29 years and retired in 1985. She was a Gold Star in the St. Elmo American Legion Post# 420. She enjoyed sewing and was known for her good cooking. Eloise also enjoyed being with her family and friends.
She is survived by a son, Benny Forbes (wife Darlene) of St. Elmo; two daughters, Wilma Myers (husband Fred) of Beecher City, Brenda Crockett (husband Randall) of Brownstown; daughter-n-law, Mary Forbes of Vandalia; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 13 great -great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, James Forbes and Kenny Forbes; 8 brothers: Benny, John, Jake, George, Leo, Charley, Levi and Lewis Dial; 5 sisters: Etta Durbin, Sarah Warner, Pheba Jennings, Julie Rhodes, and Nita Forbes.
Written by Administrator Monday, 30 June 2014 14:23
Marie Arnold, 98, of Brownstown, died at 4:40 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2014 at Aperion Care Center, St. Elmo.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gieseking–Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with the Rev. John Heicher officiating. Burial followed at Liberty Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials may be made to the Aperion Care Center Activity Fund.
Ruth Marie Arnold was born on Thursday, March 2, 1916 in Sefton Township, rural Brownstown to Charles and Mary (Hout) Sidwell. She married Elwood Arnold and he preceded her in death on August 29, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, rural Brownstown.
She is survived by her sons: Dennis Arnold, Dave Arnold and his wife Nancy and Dallas Arnold, all of Brownstown; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded by her parents; daughter, Darlene Walters; brothers: John, Homer, and Everett Sidwell; sisters: Nellie Landacker, Lorene Chenoworth, Florence Cundiff, and Marjorie McKinney; and granddaughter Michelle.
Online condolences may be expressed at giesekingfuneralhome.com.
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.
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