Rachel A. Stonum

Rachel A. Stonum, 72, of Altamont, died at 4:05 a.m. Friday, Oct.12, 2018 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield

Rachel was born Thursday, March 7, 1946, in Charleston to Charlie and Beulah (Millage) Veach.

She had been employed at the Altamont Garment Factory and Lutheran Care Center, both in Altamont.

Rachel is survived by son, James (Jennifer) Stonum of Farina; daughter Wanda (Kevin) Ellis of Altamont; brother Lowell (Mickey) Veach of Mason; sisters, Mary and Wanda Higgs, both of Altamont; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Bud, Harold, Dale, Paul, Rex, Gilbert, and Max V; and sister Juanita.

Family services will be held at a later date at Mason Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Gieseking Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.


  1. Timber Nelson on October 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

    i miss you gradmother i know you are looking down on us i hope i see you soon in up in the sky so i love you

    your 18 gradkid
    Timber Nelson

  2. Timber Nelson on February 6, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    hey gradmother i miss you alout in must been a year with out u here i miss ready i wish you was here to see me i leave high school its been hard for me i love you no matter what im bring happy memories in my head u been there for me alout i was a baby to know ill see you in haven i love you so mush

    from timber marie nelson 18 year old to gradmother

  3. Timber Nelson on February 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    i love you

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