St. Elmo Obituaries
Written by Administrator Monday, 07 October 2013 14:28Geraldine “Gerry” Virt, 90 of Youngtown, Arizona passed away, September 26, 2013.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Sun City, Arizona. At 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 a graveside service was held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Brownstown.
Memorials may be made to LifeStream Complete Senior Living, 11555 West Peoria Avenue, Youngtown, Arizona, 85363 or to the donor’s choice. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown is in charge of local arrangements.
Gerry was born on Thursday, March 22, 1923 in Brownstown. She moved to Sun City in 1960 with her husband Rev. Harley Virt who was the first Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sun City and Gerry was the church organist. Harley preceded her in death in 2002 and her son Darrell Lee Virt also preceded her.
Gerry is survived by her children; Kathryn Ubellacker, Shirley Warren and Carroll Virt, sister, Shirley Jones of Vandalia, eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed at giesekingfh.com
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:58Mildred Hunter
Mildred Imogene Hunter, 97, of St. Elmo formerly of Brownstown, died at 6:26 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2013 at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Rev. John Heicher officiating.
Visitation was held for one hour prior to service time. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Mildred was born on Thursday, April 27, 1916 in Otego Township, rural Brownstown to William H. and Alma (Campbell) Reed. She married John R. Hunter on May 17, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1997. She had been a homemaker and with her husband had operated an upholstery business. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Avena.
Mildred is survived by her cousins, Karen Denning, Mary Walker, and Helen Henrichsmeyer and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother in infancy.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Betty R. Peterson
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:41Betty R. Peterson, 87 of McAllen, TX, died on August 15, 2013 in McAllen, TX.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Liberty Christian Church, rural Brownstown, with Robert Kelly and Jim Dann officiating. A Graveside Service followed at 1 p.m. at Griffith Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Liberty Christian Church. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty was born on Monday, November 9, 1925 in Sefton Township to Roy and Fern Chatham Kelly. She married Bob Peterson and he preceded her in death.
She was a faithful member of Central Christian Church, McAllen, TX.
She is survived by her son, Bill Peterson; daughter-in-law, Ann Rodgers; brothers, Robert (Shirley) Kelly; grandchildren, Christa Rodgers, Alexandra Rodgers, Jennifer Griffith, Staci Crawford, Izack and Jonathon; nieces, Lana Pistorius, Rebecca Richards, Sandra Kelly, Teresa Duckworth, Lisa Cameron, Amy Pittenger and Courtnay Luster; nephews, Michael Luster, Robert Kelly, Jr., Jim Kelly and Kevin Kelly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Steven Rodgers, daughter, Ruth Ann Roehlk, sisters, Patricia Luster and Blondelle Rush and niece, Karen Baldwin.
Nathan Joseph Horath
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:20Nathan Joseph Horath, 15, of St. Peter entered eternal rest at 6:22 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013.
Funeral Services was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter with the Rev. Olen Evans officiating. Visitation was held for two hours prior to service. Memorials may go to Loogootee Cemetery, Brownstown First Baptist Church.
Nathan was born October 26, 1997 in Effingham, the son of Emmett and Dessie (Snow) Horath.
Surviving are his parents of St. Peter; fiancé, Shelby Jo Durbin of Farina; two sisters, Alaska Horath of St. Peter, Taylor Leasher of Mason; two brothers, Reece Horath of St. Peter, and Connor Horath of Sigel; grandparents, Roger and wife, Barbara Snow of Farina, Emmett Horath of Edgewood, Polly Rasmussen of Columbia, TN, and Donald and wife Carrie Leasher of Mason.
Preceded in death is great-grandfather, Jimmie Patterson of Farina.
John “Jeb” Jedamski,
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:56John “Jeb” Jedamski, 56, of St. Elmo passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 6:35 p.m. in his home.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo, with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo is helping the family with arrangements.
Jeb was born on January 21, 1957, the son of Harry and Ruth (Zimmerman) Jedamski in Vandalia, Fayette County, IL. He was a farm laborer for Clint Feezel for over 30 years.
He is survived by two brothers: William (wife Debbie) of Bella Vista, AR and Ralph (wife Cheryl) of Goreville, IL, and nieces and nephews: Jason, Jeremi, Tony, Judy, Penny and Cindi and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
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