Jack L. Orr

Jack L. Orr, age 84, of St. Elmo, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the New Horizons Church in St. Elmo or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com.

Jack was born on July 16, 1934 in St. Elmo, the son of James and Eva (Lusher) Orr. He married Iris Denton on July 3, 1953 in Vandalia. He was a member of the New Horizon Church in St. Elmo and a former member of the Odd Fellows Club. He worked for Jones and Laughlin Steel for 12 years and retired from the National Gas Pipeline Company in St. Elmo. Jack enjoyed fishing, garage sales, hunting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Orr of St. Elmo; son Sam Orr of Newark, Ohio; daughter Sharon Buenker (husband Jeff) of Effingham; and three grandchildren, Reese Buenker, Quincy Buenker, and Joel Buenker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eva Orr; and son Steven Orr.

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