Erma J. Warner, 83, Vandalia

Erma Joy Warner, 83, of Vandalia, died on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Revs. Tim Logue and grandson Travis Warner officiating. Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour before services on Tuesday, both at the church. Miller Funeral Homes in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Vera Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

Mrs. Warner was born on Dec. 16, 1928, in Earlville, the daughter of Nova Clayton and Alpha Iva Rhoades Fish. She married Harold Wayne Warner on Nov. 9, 1957, in Vandalia; he died on Dec. 11, 1985.

Erma was formerly a cook and housekeeper, and she retired from housekeeping duties at The Leader-Union. She was a member of Vera Baptist Church, Fayette County Farm Bureau and WMU of Vera Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons, Chuck Warner and his wife Becky of Fillmore, and Harold G. Warner and his wife Kim of Vandalia; daughters, Sherry and her husband Gene Robbins of Sorento, Kathy and her husband Kurt Alexander of Brownstown, Lovetta and her husband Brad Lockart of Vandalia, and Brenda and her husband Ron O’Dell of Altamont; 33 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and a sister, Zeda Steck.

Erma Joy Warner

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