Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

October 10, 2013

Dorothy Coslet

Dorothy Sherman Coslet, 95, of Altamont, died at 12:09 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with a DAR ceremony at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 10, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, and one hour prior to service time at the church Friday. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com. Dorothy was born on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1918, in Ferguson, Mo., to Burton and Ethel Gray (Carter) St. John. She graduated from Beaumont High School in St. Louis in 1935 and then graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939. Following college graduation, she worked at Pana High School, and then worked as a government contractor in Madison, Ind., and there she married David F. Coslet on May 11, 1942. She and her husband owned and operated Coslet Motor Company from 1948 to 1964, and then they owned and operated Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe from 1964 to 1996, where she served as the bookkeeper. She was very involved with the DAR Ann Crooker St. Clair Chapter and held many offices over the years including Regent, Vice Regent, Registrar, Treasurer, and Historian; was named Honorary Regent in 1978 to present day, and also was the chairman of many chapter committees and other positions on the local as well as national level. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Altamont Chamber of Commerce and Altamont Garden Club. She was a past member of the PEO Chapter NF and Effingham Country Club. Dorothy also loved to golf and belonged to many bridge clubs. She is survived by her husband, David of Altamont; sisters, Julia Kersteen of Portland, Maine and Delouise Simon of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces and nephews, Glenn Kersteen, Gary Kersteen, Jayne Simonds and Joanne Pride; many great- nieces and nephews; her faithful four legged companion, Trix; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Albert Simon and Malcolm Kersteen; niece, Gail Frothingham; and nephew, Robert Simon. 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.