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.

 

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