Area Obituaries

Velma J. Seaton, 92, of St. Elmo

Velma J. Seaton, 92, of St. Elmo, died at 7:29 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery, rural Beecher City. Visitation will be for two hours prior to…

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Jon Aaron Phillips, 67, of Shobonier

Jon Aaron Phillips, 67, of Shobonier, passed away at 6:10 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 at SBL Fayette County Hospital. Per Jon’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. There are no services at this time. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, Vandalia. Online condolences…

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Pauline J. Rucker, 104, of Vandalia

Pauline J. Rucker, 104, of Vandalia, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at her home in Vandalia. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021, at McInturff Cemetery, rural Vandalia, with Pastor Joe Lawson and Father Zach Edgar, officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.…

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Larry L. Ray, 79, of Vandalia

Larry L. Ray, 79, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Per his wishes cremation rites were accorded. Burial will be held at a later date in McInturff Cemetery, rural Vandalia. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with…

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Glenna Amy Pruett, 66, of Vandalia

Glenna Amy Pruett, 66, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at SBL Fayette County Hospital ER. Per Glenna’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no services held at this time. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choosing. Online condolences can be expressed at…

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Austin D. Frutiger, 33, of Brownstown

Austin D. Frutiger, 33, of Brownstown, passed away on July 21, 2021 at Salem Township Hospital, Salem. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021 at the First Christian Church, Brownstown with Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. , Sunday, July 25, 2021…

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Linda Carol Knebel, 83, of Mulberry Grove

Linda Carol Knebel, 83, of Mulberry Grove, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at SBL Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care.   A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 24, at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia with Pastor Brad Frye officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor…

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John Jacob “B.J.” Satterthwaite, Jr., 51, Vandalia native

John Jacob “B.J.” Satterthwaite, Jr., 51, passed away July 18, 2021, at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. John was born to John Satterthwaite, Sr. and Nancy (Williams) Satterthwaite on Sept. 11, 1969, in Vandalia. Throughout his life, he lived in Brownstown and Champaign, and spent the last 13 years in Fort Wayne, IN. He worked…

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Joyce F. Merriman, 78, of Hillsboro

Joyce F. Merriman, 78, of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, with Rev. Michael Plummer officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Memorials…

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Gerald Dean “Jerry” Evans, 70, of Vandalia

Gerald Dean “Jerry” Evans, 70, of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Northside Christian Church, Vandalia. Interment will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2…

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