St. Elmo Obituaries
Steven Wayne Reed
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 24 July 2013 10:01Steven Wayne Reed, 87 of Altamont, formerly of Beecher City, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 in the Effingham Ambulatory Surgical Center in Effingham, IL.
Steve was born November 16, 1925 in Loudon Township, Fayette County, IL the son of Cleve and Kathryn Durbin Reed.
At age seventeen, Steve went to work at Inland Steel Co. in Indiana Harbor, IN., shortly before joining the United States Navy serving honorably in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon returning home, he farmed while being the owner/operator of Reed Building Service in Beecher City.
Steve was a life member and former Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7676 of Altamont.
He married Berneice (Holding) Durbin on January 8, 1983 in Strasburg.
Surviving him are his wife Berneice; children: Judy (Ed) Hanley of Moweaqua, James (Cheryl) Reed of Beecher City, Michael (Patty) Reed of Stewardson, Sue Livingston of Neoga, Dennis Reed of Beecher City, Bradley (Donna) Reed of Beecher City, Glen Reed of Shumway, Barbara (Cary) Storm of Stewardson, Connie (David) Birch of Louisville, Joyce (Tim) Fuesting of Thorntown, IN, Richard Reed of Effingham, Roger Reed of Effingham, and Ronald (Becky) Reed of Beecher City; twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
Upon marrying Berneice Durbin, Steve was blessed with an additional seven children: Lloyd (Mary) Durbin of Stewardson, Fred (Pauline) Durbin of Strasburg, David (Clara Ann)Durbin of Effingham, Gary (Deanna) Durbin of Gays, Frieda (Guy) Juhnke of Effingham, Marilyn (Kenneth) Kessler of Stewardson, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren.
Steve leaves behind: one sibling Alfred “Pete” (Wilma) Reed of Shumway, sisters-in-law: Irene Reed of St. Elmo, and Evelyn Reed of Altamont.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Mary Reed, son Gary Reed, son-in-law David Livingston; grandsons: Gregory Todd Hanley, Troy Durbin and Paul Durbin, great-grandchildren: Brittany Butler and Jacob Henkleman; great- great grandson Aidan Atkins, sister Madonna (Eugene) Paldy; brothers: Joe (Bessie) Reed, Gene Reed, Preslie Reed, Leslie Reed, Ray Reed and two sisters in infancy.
A graveside memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 in Springhill Cemetery in Loudon Township, rural Beecher City with military rites by Altamont V.F.W. Post # 7676. Lloyd Durbin will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Written by Administrator Friday, 21 June 2013 08:04Mary Logue
Mary Isabel Logue, 85, of St. Elmo, IL., passed away at 7:44 a.m. Thursday June 20, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham, IL.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo with one hour visitation prior to service. Memorials can be made to donor’s choice.
Mrs. Logue was born March 23, 1928 in Canton, IL to John and Grace (Roberts) Williams. She married Arthur I. Logue on December 24, 1946, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1997.
Mary worked as a cook at Stuckey’s Restaurant in Altamont, St. Elmo Grade School, and the Ramada Inn in Effingham, IL. She taught Bible School at the Springhill Presbyterian Church for several years. She also loved attending to her and canning vegetables.
In her passing, she leaves behind her sons; Richard Logue of Beecher City, IL., and Steven Logue of St. Elmo, IL., Stepbrother; David Oglesby of St. Elmo, IL., Sisters; Sally West of Iowa, Patty (husband Mike) Caraway of St. Elmo, IL., Betty Ann (husband Bobby) Brown of St. Elmo, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two of her brothers: Junior and Lorence Williams, Son: Thomas, sister: Donna J. Bubb, and brother-in-law: Jerry West
Reverend “Jack” Martin
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:30Reverend “Jack” Martin
Reverend “Jack” Martin, 91 of Hueytown, AL. formerly of St. Elmo, IL passed away at 6:50 p.m., June 12, 2013 in Self Health Care & Rehab, Hueytown, AL.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday June 18, 2013, at Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church (formerly Post Oak Church), with burial in the Post Oak Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services in the church.
Reverend Jack was born on December 1, 1921, in Philipp, Mississippi, the son of Grandville M. Martin Sr. and Elizabeth Stubbs Martin. He married Rachel A. Watson on June 12, 1955 in Glenwood, Mississippi. She passed away on December 16, 2001.
He was a minister of the Southern Illinois Conference United Methodist Ministries. Rev. Jack was pastor at the Four Circuit Churches in the St. Elmo area at Fairview, Prairieview, Post Oak and Locust Grove United Methodist Church from 1957 to 1994. He attained two master degrees from Duke and Mississippi State Universities. His memberships include: North Carolina Conference United Methodist Minister since 1957, 1961-1964 Missionary in Anchor Point, Alaska, 1969 Southern Illinois Conference, U. S. Naval Seabee WWII, Ancient Scottish Rite AF & AM Zion #81 in Trenton, N.C., and the Ainad Temple in East St. Louis, MO.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters: Lucille Pentecost and Marjorie Bowie and brothers: Grandville Martin Jr. and C. J. Martin.
Bernie L. Veteto
Written by Administrator Friday, 07 June 2013 12:31Bernie L. Veteto
Bernie L. Veteto, 63, of Farina died at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at St Anthony Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with visitation 2 hours prior to service time. Memorials are requested to the family.
Bernie was born on May 21, 1950 in Sadorus the son of Grover C. and Bulah V. (Perry) Veteto. He married Phyllis Boxx on February 29, 1994 in Effingham and she survives.
He was retired from the former Fedders Corp., Effingham after 30 years. He also worked for 10 years at the Edgewood American Legion Post #1168 and was a member of its S.A.L. Bernie enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on his yard, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis of Farina; sons, Jeff (Seandee) Squibb of Alma and Scott (Jody) Jones of Mattoon; two step daughters; brothers, Paul (Bev) Veteto of Kinmundy, Doug (Sheila) Veteto of St. Elmo, and Joe (Sybil) Veteo of Dyersburg, TN; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Kenny and Charles.
Lee Mathis Jr.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:57Lee Mathis Jr.
City of St. Elmo Employee
Lee Mathis Jr. 58, of St. Elmo passed away at 9:56 a.m., Saturday June 1, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.
Funeral services were Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Altamont with visitation one hour prior. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. in the Ramsey City Cemetery of Ramsey. Visitation was Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, IL. Memorials may be made to the Family or The First Baptist Church of Altamont.
Lee was born in Paducah, KY, on January 19, 1955, the son of Gordon L. Mathis Sr. and JoAnn (Ruble) Mathis. He married Patricia L. Blankenship on April 12, 1986 in the First Baptist Church of Ramsey. Lee worked for years as a laborer for the City of St. Elmo. He attended the First Baptist Church in Altamont and he loved motorcycles, tinkering on cars and gardening.
Lee is survived by his wife Patty of St. Elmo; sons: Ryan (fiancé Katelyn Heard) Mathis of St. Elmo, Adam (significant other Lauren James) Mathis of St. Elmo; daughter: Katelynn Mathis of St. Elmo; Mother: JoAnn Mathis of Lathrop, CA; brothers: Jay Paul Mathis of Lathrop, CA, Jimmy Mathis of Stockton, CA; Sisters: Jolene Hughes of Manteca, CA, Jennie Johnson of Manteca, CA, Leza (husband Johnny) Floyd of Stockton, CA, Francine (Husband Glenn) Michoff of Manteca, CA and Amber Daley of Vandalia, IL. One grandchild Aiden Mathis and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father and brother-in-law Daniel Daley.
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