Marilyn S. Bess

Marilyn S. Bess, 76, of Indianapolis, formally of Altamont passed away on Feb. 21, 2019. Marilyn was born on Feb. 9, 1943 in Fayette County to James Pate and Gladys Garrett. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Ronald; three children, Rodney, Lynette (husband Jay) Jenkins, and Ronda (husband Bill) Supple; eight grandchildren; six…

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Duane E. Durbin

Duane E. Durbin, 81, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born at home in St. Elmo on Sept. 2, 1937 to Jesse F. and Hazel B. (Nowlin) Durbin. He held various positions in his lifetime. He worked as a mechanic in numerous places, owned…

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Orina Gertrude Julius

Orina Gertrude Julius, 97, of Altamont, died on Dec. 21, 2018 at the Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas, Texas. Orina was born on Jan. 21, 1921 in Altamont to Otto F. Beccue and Louise (Rehwald) Beccue. She was baptized on Jan. 22, 1921 and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by…

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Lola Mae Neely

Lola Mae Neely, 89 years old, of Altamont, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, due to a fall at her home. Lola left this life surrounded by a loving family and friends. Lola’s visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Kull Funeral Chapel in…

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Lola Maye (Scoles) Hawkey

Lola Maye (Scoles) Hawkey, age 82, formerly of St. Elmo, passed away on Feb. 14, 2019 at her home in Martin, Tenn. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Keens Chapel Cemetery in Farina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Karin 4 Kritters, C/O Tabi…

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Leon Schaal

Leon Schaal, 90, of Altamont, died at 6:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont with Rev. Bernard Ross officiating. Burial followed at St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter with military rites by Gieseking-Schwertdfeger VFW Post…

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Keith A. Meier

Keith A. Meier, 55, of Beecher City, died at 5:38 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with David Speers officiating. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Funeral…

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Roy Samuel “Sam” Durbin

Roy Samuel “Sam” Durbin, 61, of Beecher City, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Kaskaskia Church, near Wright’s Corner in rural Beecher City with Rev. Nick Robertson officiating. Interment followed in Lorton Cemetery, rural…

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Hubert Wayne Smith

Hubert Wayne Smith, 88, of Altamont, passed away at 2:20 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at the First United Methodist Church of Altamont with Rev. Ed Wojnar and Rev. Paige Campbell officiating. Burial followed at Arborcrest Memorial…

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