Mary L. Tipps

Mary L. Tipps, 74, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1944, to Elwood and Ida Mae (Harner) Durbin. She married Henry Tipps on July 3, 1976, in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Iris A. Davis, Billy Durbin, and…

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Mary M. Bail-King-Smith

  Mary M. Bail-King-Smith, 90, formally of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully on early Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm at the Shelbyville Manor Nursing Home in Shelbyville. Funeral services were held Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church in rural St. Elmo with the Rev. Roy Abbott…

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Shirley Mae Lutz

Shirley Mae Lutz was born on May 22, 1951, in Jacksonville to parents Harry Alvin and Lucille (Smith) Long, and passed away from this life on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Shirley is survived by her husband, Dan Lutz of Altamont; sons Steve McCurry of Tower Hill Terry Douglas McCurry of Springfield; granddaughters Brooke and Bailey…

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Loyce Irline Becker

Loyce Irline Becker, 78, of Brownstown, died at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. Loyce was born on Thursday, Aug. 8, 1940 in Covington, Okla. to Floyd and Vada (Beckendorff) Jordan, Sr. She married Ralph Walter Becker on Nov. 29, 1961 in Brownstown, IL. He preceded her…

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William “Bill” Alan Tate

William “Bill” Alan Tate, age 80, of Lake Sherwood, Mo. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was born in Sandoval on June 20, 1938 to the late Regis and Louise Tate (née Bundy). Bill grew up in St. Elmo where he met the love of his life Suzie Koeberlein, his wife of 60…

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Lyndle Golden

Lyndle Golden, 71, of St. Elmo, passed away at 11:24 a.m. on Monday Sept. 10, 2018 at his home in St. Elmo. According to his wishes, cremation rites were accorded, and no services were observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be…

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Lowe Named as 2018 St. Elmo Citizen of the Year

  Longtime St. Elmo Lion and WWII veteran Richard Lowe was presented as St. Elmo’s Citizen of the Year for 2018 during a 6 p.m. ceremony at Community Park on Labor Day. Mayor Ernie Myers gave a short speech in Lowe’s honor. Dozens of citizens were in attendance to hear of the award. The following…

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Marching Indians Prepare for Season of Crowd-Pleasing Parades

Gone are the years of pep band sets on the parade route: Altamont Community High School band director Sara Berg has bigger goals for her ensemble. This year, the Marching Indians are taking a medley of songs from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as arranged by Paul Murtha and distributed…

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Louise A. Stoldt

Louise A. Stoldt, 95, of Altamont, died at 10:59 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway with Rev. Carol Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation was held for 2 hours…

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James R. Reynolds

James R. Reynolds, 82, of Beecher City, died at 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. As per his wishes, he will be cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date. Gieseking Funeral Home of Altamont is assisting the family. Memorials may be…

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