Neta Jane Gatewood

Neta Jane Gatewood, 65, of St. Elmo, died at 9:17 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at her home.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Larry Clonch officiating. There will be a gathering for friends and family from 3 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to HSHS Home Care and Hospice in Effingham.

Jane was born on Friday, June 27, 1952 in Pana, IL to Lester LaSalle and Audrey Anita (Schwarm) Heustis. She married Carl L. Gatewood on Feb. 14, 1981 in Loogootee. She was a member of the Seventh- Day Adventist Church, St. Elmo. In addition to being a homemaker and raising her family she had been employed with Friendship Manor, St. Elmo in the dietary and laundry departments and lastly, as a housekeeper.

She leaves behind: her husband, Carl L. Gatewood of St. Elmo; sons, Paul (Amy) Durbin of Flora and Nathanael Gatewood of Altamont; daughter, Crystal (Daniel) Jones of Louisville and Stephanie (Caleb) Yagow of St. Elmo; stepsons, Kerry Gatewood of Quincy and Karl Gatewood of Vandalia; brothers, Danny (Vonna) Heustis of Saybrook; sister-in-law, Donna Mae Heustis of Farina; nine grandchildren, Dalton, Adam, Aryn, Dakota, Andrew, Hailie, Jessica, Kaitlyn, and Kayden; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, stepson, Kevin Gatewood, brothers, Larry and Johnny Heustis.

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