Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

April 5, 2014

Lou Ella Goldsborough

Lou Ella Goldsborough, 73, of Altamont, died at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Dr. Lowell E. Donnelley officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will in Little Prairie Cemetery (sometimes referred to as the Jackson Township Baptist Cemetery), rural Jackson Township, Effingham County. Memorials may be directed to the Little Prairie Cemetery in care of Gerald Knierim, 9467 East 975th Ave., Effingham, Illinois 62401 and or the donor’s choice. Kull Funeral Home, Altamont, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.

Lou Ella Higgs was born April 20, 1940, at home in rural Jackson Township, Effingham County. She was one of seven siblings born into the Christian family of Virgil and Myrtle Larimer-Higgs. Lu Ella grew up with brothers Eddie “Pete”, Jake, Dick and her sisters Ruth, Rose and Irene. She married Charles Eldon Goldsborough on Aug. 6, 1971. Lou Ella was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church where she served in numerous positions as the Altamont Baptist Church secretary, was diligent in Bible study classes as well as working in the nursery for the congregation. She was very proud of her church and very faithful until her health confined her travels. She attended Altamont Community High School. Most of all, she was a good housewife and with her husband raised their families together.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, David Paul (wife, Sharon) Thomas of Nash, Texas; Donald Lotter of Gray’s Lake, Ind., and Douglas Allen Culver of Altamont; three daughters, Ranya Sue Park of Altamont, Debra Lynn Culver of Flora, and Diane Kay Culver of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Eddie “Pete” (wife, Mary) Higgs of Altamont; two sisters, Ruth (husband, Larry) Boaz of Altamont, and Rose Williams of Altamont; one sister-in-law, Lillian Higgs of Clovis, N.M.; six grandchilden; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, two brothers, Jake and Dick Higgs; and one sister, Irene and her husband Forrest Tucker.

Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • 8-22 Joe O'Dell obit photo Joe O'Dell Joe Richard O’Dell, 79, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Percy, with th

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-22 Bonnie McCandlish obit photo Bonnie McCandlish Bonnie J. (Oseland) (Craig) McCandlish of Toledo, formerly of Teutopolis and the Crawford County area, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, from Salivary Gland Cancer.A memorial service to celebrate Bonnie will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Christian Chur

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-22 Mary Johnson obit photo Mary Johnson Mary Juanita “JJ” Johnson, 95, of Effingham, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, Effingham.Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Chapel, Effingham. Burial will be

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-20 Diane Siewert obit photo Diane Siewert Diane Marie Siewert, 52, of Champaign, passed away early Monday morning on Aug. 18, 2014.Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church, 405 W. Clark St., Champaign. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a 3:30 p.m. prayer se

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-20 James and Doris Beckwith obit photo James Beckwith Doris Beckwith James M. Beckwith born May 15, 1909, in Jasper County, passed away on Nov. 15, 2005, in Huntington Beach, California. He was 96 years old.Doris O. Beckwith (Decker) born January 6, 1908, in Toledo, joined the love of her life on Oct. 8, 2011, also in

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bonnie Mccandlish Bonnie J. Mccandlish, 68, of Toledo, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.Arrangements are incomplete at Barkley Funeral Chapel, Toledo.

    August 20, 2014

  • 8-20 Jack Cotton obit with photo and flag Jack Cotton Jack J. “Papa” Cotton, 71, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his late residence, with his loving family by his side.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Coons Cemetery,

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Cleaver Karen Gail Cleaver, 74, of Newton, died at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Chris Parr officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memor

    August 20, 2014

  • 8-20 Tonya Gephart obit photo Tonya Gephart Tonya Lynn Gephart, 40, of Mason, passed away at 1:09 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Visitation service will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Christian Church, Effingham. There will be a memorial service

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dennis Snearley Dennis George Snearley, 47, of Olney, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olney Christian Outreach Centere, 3691 N. Van Road, Olney, with the Rev. John Monroe of

    August 20, 2014

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.