Area Obituaries

Iva Deloris Warner

Iva Deloris Warner, age 68, of Brownstown, passed away 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. There will be a private family service at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Iva was born on May 25, 1951 in Centralia, the daughter of Virgil and…

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Kay Joy Duree

Kay Joy Duree, 80, of Bradford, Pa. passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Bradford Ecumenical Home. Born on November 29, 1938, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Tessie (Hunter) Stolte. She graduated from Saint Elmo High School in 1956, and later beautician school. On June 9, 1956 in the…

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Allen Keith Bandelow

Allen Keith Bandelow, 62, of Mason, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Altamont. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont. A private family graveside service was…

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Richard L. Miller

Richard L. Miller, 77, of Altamont, died at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from…

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Carolyn Yvonne Waltrip

Carolyn Yvonne Waltrip, age 88, of rural Brownstown, went home to her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2019 at her residence. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, with services following. Interment was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cooks Mills. Jim…

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Lela E. Wolf

Lela E. Wolf of Licking, Mo. passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Hickory Manor. She was born to Otto and Gertrude (Goers) Braasch on June 14, 1931. She married Arnold W. Wolf on June 26, 1955 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Altamont. Lela is survived by sons, David of Bunker Hill and…

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Doyle Beck

Doyle Beck, 85, of St. Elmo, died at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his home, with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, May 18, at the St. Elmo Christian Church with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Burial with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post #420…

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John M. “Red” Jennings

John M. β€œRed” Jennings, was born in Beecher City on March 29, 1943. He passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 76. Red was a gifted athlete at St. Elmo High School, where he set many school records. He was an electrician and a welder by trade at Vulcan Materials. He…

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Dennis Mattix

Dennis Mattix, age 81, of Joliet passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2019 at home with his family by his side. Born Nov. 15, 1937 in St. Elmo, Illinois, Dennis was the son of George and Gladys (Yakel) Mattix. He graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1955, Illinois Wesleyan University in 1959, and later…

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Nancy G. Slingerland

Nancy G. Slingerland, 84, of Altamont, Illinois, died at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Effingham County Humane Society, or EARS. Gieseking Funeral Home of Altamont is assisting…

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