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St. Elmo Obituaries

Carol Jean Mahon

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Written by Administrator Monday, 20 January 2014 13:26

Carol Jean Mahon

Carol Jean Mahon, 62, of Strafford, MO, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:15 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 at Strafford Care Center, Strafford, MO.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown with Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Burial followed at Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Carol was born on Monday, April 9, 1951 in Decatur, IL to Jesse and Reva Ruth (Wilson) Mahon. She was a member of the Watermill Church of Christ, Springfield, MO.

She is survived by her brothers, John Mahon and his wife Teresa of Strafford, MO, Leland Ray Mahon and his wife Darla of Uvalde, TX, David Wayne Mahon of Alaska and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

 

 

Irma L. Garrison

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Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:09

Irma L. Garrison, 94, of St. Elmo, passed away at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Visitation was held at 9:30 to 11 a.m. with funeral service following.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor Nursing Home.

Irma was born on November 29, 1919 in Mulberry Grove, the daughter of James A. and Addie R. (Elam) Blankenship. She married Hallie E. Garrison on May 26, 1939 in Terre Haute, IN, and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1994.  She was a homemaker, who loved being with her family and friends.  Irma worked at Crane Packing for 17 years.  She loved to cook and was well known for her cooking.

 

N. Valda Paradee

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Written by Administrator Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:07

N. Valda Paradee, 92, of St. Elmo, died at 11:02 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Friendship Manor, St. Elmo.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Valda was born on Monday, February 7, 1921 in Dillworth, OK to Thomas and Clio (Guest) Masters. She married Glen E. Paradee on April 20, 1941 at the Methodist Church in St. Elmo and he preceded her in death in 1978. She and her husband owned and operated Paradee’s Dairy Rich and she had also worked at the Family RestCue and Richardson Brothers, all of St. Elmo.

Valda is survived  by son, Richard (Jane) Paradee, of Berwick, LA; daughters: Marcia (Bob) Heckert of St. Elmo and Susan (Bryan) Millman of Wildwood, MO;  eight grandchildren: Rob (Sonja) Heckert, Val (Eric) Behl, Glen (Abby) Paradee, Chris (Abbie) Paradee, Chad (Sandi) Paradee, Kimberly (Doug) Watson, Drew Millman and Garrett Millman; nine great-grandchildren, Alena and Kali Heckert, Erica and Luke Behl, Katie, Logan, Olivia, Sam, and Carson Paradee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Lawrence Masters and sister, Ruby White.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

   

Kenneth “Jim” Fischer

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Written by Administrator Monday, 23 December 2013 15:10

Kenneth “Jim” Fischer

Kenneth “Jim” Fischer, 87 of  Altamont, died on Sunday evening, December 15, 2013 at 7:20 p.m. at the Lutheran Care Center, in Altamont.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning December 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.

Visitation for family and friends was conducted from 4 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday.

Military Burial Rites were conducted at Union Cemetery, Altamont immediately following the funeral services by Altamont Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post #512 and Effingham Post #120. Also Altamont VFW Post #7676 will participate.

Kenneth Carl Fischer was born December 25, 1925 in Altamont one of seven siblings into the Christian family of Emil and Rose (Rethorn) Fisher. Kenneth was a life member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed his faith, educated in the elementary parochial school, and graduated from Altamont Community High School.

After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and received the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He received his Honorable Discharge on May 11, 1946.

Kenneth was employed as the office manager of the Illinois Department of Employment Security for over 35 years until his retirement. He also served his church as finance officer, elder, trustee and other positions.  One of his favorite pastimes in later years was playing golf.

Kenneth married Dorothy Ann Beccue in the Immanuel Lutheran Church on February 9, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 2, 2009.

For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church,  Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and or the Donor’s choice.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Smith, of Olney; sister-in-law, Charlotte Fischer, of Rushville.

Several nieces, nephews and a host of local friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Herman Fischer and Rose C. (Rethorn) Fischer; wife, Dorothy Ann Fischer; brothers, Paul L. Fischer and William Fischer, Cecil and his wife, Eileen Fischer; sisters Marie and her husband, Lester Ross, JoAnn and her husband, Willard Olney; brother-in-law, Franklin Smith.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com for they assisted the family.

 

Johnathon Skyler Warner

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:41

Johnathon Skyler Warner, 22, of St. Elmo, died at 3:22 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, Effingham.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Pastor Jim Watts officiating. Burial followed at Beecher City Cemetery, Beecher City. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2013 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Fresh Start TLC, 215 N. First St., Effingham, IL 62401, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902, New York, NY 10018, or the donor’s choice.

Johnathon was born on Friday, April 5, 1991 in Effingham to Billy Warner and Susan (Haywood) Martin. He was employed with Richardson Brothers Greenhouse, St. Elmo.

He is survived by his father, Billy Warner and stepmother, Laurie of St. Elmo, mother, Susan Martin and stepfather, Jason of Altamont; brother, Jeremy Warner of St. Elmo, sister, Jasmine Martin of Altamont; niece, Summer Martin; paternal grandparents, Bill and Althea Warner of St. Elmo, grandparents, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jessica Suzanne Warner, paternal grandmother, Judy Poorman and maternal grandparents, Orville and Audrey Sue Haywood.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

   

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