Area Obituaries

Berniece Pasley

  Berniece Pasley, age 93, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Funeral service was held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at New Horizon Church in St. Elmo, Illinois with a two-hour viewing prior to the service. PeeWee Denton officiated.…

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Joan Conner

Joan Conner, 82, of St. Elmo, died at 3:02 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 at her home. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Joan Conner was born on Thursday, April 17, 1938 in rural Ramsey, Fayette County, IL to Lena Watts. She married Wayne Conner. She was a cook and over…

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Keith Leroy Bess

Keith Leroy Bess was born on June 5, 1947, in Vandalia, Illinois, the seventh and last child of Roy and Nellie Harrison. When his mother died just months after his birth, relatives of the family, Lavern and Lucille Bess, took him in and later adopted him. Keith grew up in Altamont and decided at an…

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Terraine T. Betts

Terraine T. Betts, age 49 of Greenville, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 3:12 a.m. outside his residence.  An investigation is still being conducted by the Illinois State Police at this time. Funeral services are being arranged at this time.  Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville in charge of arrangements.  Donations are being…

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Eugene Goers

Eugene E. Goers, 85, of St. Elmo, died at 1:12 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. Marcus Manley officiating. Burial will follow…

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Evadine Goers

Evadine Goers, 86, of St. Elmo, died at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 27, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, rural Altamont with Rev. Marcus Manley officiating. Burial followed at…

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Bobbi Rubin

Bobbi Rubin, 48, of Brownstown, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements. Bobbi E. Rubin was born on Tuesday, January 2, 1973 in…

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Kay Winter

Kay Winter, 73, of Altamont died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Pastor Victor Votaw officiating. Burial followed at Arborcrest Memorial Park, rural Effingham. Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials…

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Ronald “Ron” L. Stuckemeyer

Ronald “Ron” L. Stuckemeyer, 61, of Beecher City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri with his loved ones by his side. Ron was born on October 18, 1959, in Effingham, the son of Ralph and Carroll (Diehl) Stuckemeyer.  He and Lea Budde were united in holy…

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John W. Finfrock

John W. Finfrock, 85, of Altamont, died at 7:53 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Kindred Hospital, Peoria. A public graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham with Pastor Van Brooks officiating. Memorials may be made to Asbury College or the Donor’s Choice. Gieseking Funeral…

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