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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.

   

Mary Louise Fristoe

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:40

Mary Louise Fristoe

Mary Louise Fristoe, 80, of St. Elmo, passed away at 8:06 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at C & A Pagel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, with burial in Mapelwood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation was from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association and Wounded Warriors or donor’s choice.

Mary Lou was born in St. Elmo, Fayette County, on January 1, 1934, the daughter of Samuel S. and Ruth  (Stine) Fristoe. She was a fourth grade teacher for 34 years at Wheatland Grade School in St. James and at Washington Grade School in Vandalia. She belonged to the  Illini fan club, she loved country music, and she really enjoyed taking care of her little dog, Littlebit.

She is survived by her sisters: Norma Jean (husband Fred) Olds of Sidney and Joyce (husband Everett) Smithson of Farina. And many close and beloved nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

 

Barry Lee Ward

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:02

Barry Lee Ward

Barry Lee Ward, 58 of Centralia, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:53 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

A grave side memorial service will be held later in the spring at Pilcher Cemetery, rural Brownstown.

Barry Lee Ward was born on May 1, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to Robert Lee and Gaynell Chandler Ward. He is survived by his mother of Brownstown; brother, Patrick (wife, Susan) Ward of Asheville, NC; sister, Lesa Ward of Centralia and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at giesekingfh.com.

   

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