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St. Elmo Obituaries

Pat Rhodes

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:04

Pat Rhodes

Pat Rhodes, 57, of Brownstown was chosen to be one of God’s angels on May 17, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis with his wife, Lola and his son Patrick by his side.

Pat was born on Wednesday, November 7, 1956 in Fayette County, IL to Truman and Ida (Haslett) Rhodes. He married Lola Eads on July 24, 1984 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont.

Pat’s joys in life were playing music with his family, working in the oil field, John Wayne, playing Saturday night poker, laughing and making others laugh.

He was a gentle giant who over the years offered his gift of listening to area youth that had sought guidance in their lives. He was always looking to help others.

Pat is survived by his wife, Lola of Brownstown; sons, Patrick Rhodes (special friend, Becky Logue) and Errick Rhodes of Olney; sisters, Marjorie (Roger) Sperry, Sharon (Wilson) Stine, Pauletta (Kenny) Hardig, Susie (Tim) Flowers, Mary (Jake) Brown and Penny Miller; brothers, Joe Rhodes and Mike Rhodes.

Also, surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Peggy Knierim; and a sister in infancy, Billie Jo Rhodes.

Visitation was on Thursday, May 22, at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the conclusion of visitation a brief memorial service was officiated by Pee Wee Denton. Memorials may be made to the family and online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

 

Doris G. Haslett

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:42

Doris G. Haslett

Doris G. Haslett, 84, of St. Elmo, died at 5:27 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont,  is assisting the family with arrangements.

Doris was born on Saturday, August 3, 1929 in rural Sefton Township, rural Fayette County, IL to Charlie and Edith (Kepner) Garrison. She married Bobbie Haslett and they later divorced.

She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo, and was formerly employed at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. She was previously employed with Lutheran Care Center, Altamont

She is survived by her sons: Greg Haslett and his wife, Shirley of St. Elmo, Pat Haslett and his wife, Cathy of Scottshill, TN, Tim Haslett and his wife, Pam and Dennis Haslett and his wife, Vickey, all of St. Elmo;

Grandchildren: Shane, Adam, Lindsay, Travis (Heather), Tyler, Toby (Jeni), Cpt. Christopher (Beth), Amy, and Sfc. Clayton Haslett; her great-grandchildren: Ryan, Isabella, Gabriella, Matthew, and Brooklyn Haslett, Vayda and Gavyn Smith, Trayce, Chloe, Silas, and Parker Haslett and Kendra Buchanan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

 

Matthew C. “Matt” Austin

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:43

Matthew C. “Matt” Austin

Matthew C. “Matt” Austin, 47, of Brownstown, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in St. Elmo.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the First Church of God, Vandalia, with Pastors Dave Keefer and Jim Giffin, officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation was  held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the First Church of God, Vandalia, and one hour prior to the service that was on Thursday.

Memorials: WJLY Radio, Ramsey; Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.

He was born December 15, 1966, in Effingham, the son of Clyde and Carol E. (Richardson) Austin. Married Lisa M. Lockart on November 28, 1992, Vandalia. He was a Member of First Church of God, St. Elmo; Farmer; co-owner/operator at Richardson Bros. Greenhouses, Inc., St. Elmo; Avid Aviator; and a member of NRA.

He is survived by his parents; wife, Lisa M. Austin; son, Elijah Austin; daughter, Danielle Austin, all of Brownstown; brothers, Aaron Austin and Cassandra, Bradley Austin and Stacey, all of Brownstown; sisters, Corinna Hill and Dave, Brownstown, Michelle Maxey and Kevin, Brownstown.

   

Laurie Alice (Tegenkamp) Warner

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:28

Laurie Alice (Tegenkamp) Warner

Laurie Alice (Tegenkamp) Warner, 43, of St. Elmo, died at 3:18 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial followed at Beecher City Cemetery, Beecher City. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the family.

Laurie was born on Monday, September 14, 1970 in Effingham, IL to Lawrence and Merita (Swingler) Tegenkamp. She married Billy J. Warner on July 10, 1993 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Billy; son, Jeremy Warner and fiancé Caitlyn Durbin, all of St. Elmo; brother, Richard (Joyce) Tegenkamp of Wheeler, IL; sisters, Sharon Stoldt of Altamont, Deborah (William) Miller, Sandra (Jerry) Kreke and Carla (John) Miller, all of Effingham and Victoria Miller of Altamont, and Lisa Adams of Paducah, KY and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepson, Johnathon Warner.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

 

Stanley Olin Stine

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:38

Stanley Olin Stine

Stanley Olin Stine, 88, of Farina, passed away at 12:14 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014 in Aperion Care of St. Elmo, St. Elmo.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Freedom Reigns in Christ Church, St. Elmo. Visitation was held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Burial was in the Stein-Stine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Stein-Stine Cemetery Association. C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo is handling the arrangements.

Stanley was born on August 27, 1925, the son of Sterling Otto and Addie (Ragel) Stine at the family farm in rural Farina. He married Clara Grace McMillan on September 15, 1946 at the Macedonia Christian Church by Carl Gibson, where he was active as an elder and Sunday school teacher. In later years they moved their membership to St. Elmo Christian Church.

He grew up on the family farm and continued farming and milking cows. He graduated from St. Elmo High School with the class of 1944. He was founder and leader of the St. James Hornets 4-H Club for over 20 years. He served on the St. Elmo school board for several years, and also a director of the Stein-Stine Cemetery Association for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Grace of rural Farina; sons: Gordon Stine (wife Denise) of St. Elmo, Stanton Stine (friend Trina) of Farina; daughters: Judy Washburn (husband Orin) of Martinsville, IL and Sandra Widger (husband Fred) of Holiday Island, AR. Grandchildren: Matt Washburn, Brent Washburn, Julie Burk, Kim Reece, Tim Widger, Gina Widger, Tammy Springer, Chris Stine, Mike Stine, Pam Armstrong, Jared Stine, Daniel Stine, Shana Waldinger and Jil Patton; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was  preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law: Mary Wallace Stine; sister: Ruth Fristoe; brothers: Gerald Stine and Donald Stine.

   

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