Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

December 10, 2012

The Rev. Marvin Louis Chalfant

COWDEN —     The Rev. Marvin Louis Chalfant, 80, of Cowden, passed away at 11:41 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Free Methodist Church of Cowden. The Rev. Steve Neville will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Memorials may be made to the Gateway Free Methodist Church conference. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

    Chalfant was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Knob Noster, Mo., the son of William H. and Myrtle Thurston Chalfant.

    Chalfant pastured for Free Methodist Church of North America Gateway Conference from July 1963 to May 1995. He married Norma Jean Tedrick on June 7, 1958, in Sterling, and she passed away July 23, 2011.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Greenville College in Greenville, in 1969 and a master degree of divinity in 1973 from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.

    Chalfant made many good memories while fishing and hunting with friends and family. He also, enjoyed building furniture, remodeling houses and making improvements to many buildings on Free Methodist campgrounds in Illinois.

    Surviving are his children, Scott Allen (Jamie Lou) Chalfant, of Cowden, Dawn Marie Krohe, of Vandalia, and Kevin Lane Chalfant of New Castle, Ind.; grandchildren, Lucas (Brooke) Arthur, Sonja (Joshua)  Moffitt, Kristopher Krohe, Adrianne Chalfant and Benjamin Chalfant; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Moffitt, Violet Moffitt, Joshua Moffitt, Drew Arthur, Piper Arthur and Salem Arthur; and sister, Thelma Chalfant, of St. Charles, Mo.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean; parents, William H. and Myrtle Chalfant; five brothers; three sisters; and grandchild, Molly Arthur.

Text Only
Death Notices
  • Cassandra Pollard Cassandra L. Pollard, 44, of Effingham, formerly of Vandalia, died Friday, April 19, 2014. In keeping with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Cassandra Pollard Effingham

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Leo Volk obit photo Leo Volk Leo H. Volk, 74, of Ingraham, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with the Rev. Mark Stec officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, W

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 Ralph Elke obit photo Ralph Elke Ralph C. Elke, 86, of Effingham, died at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. A celebration of Ralph's life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Building at Lake Sara, 15170 N. B

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brenda Risley Brenda Ann (Adams) Risley, 60, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Dieterich, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. Arrangements are incomplete at Meyer Funeral Home (formerly Blake-Wright Funeral Ho

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Margaret Fearday obit photo Margaret Fearday Margaret T. Fearday, 72, of rural Neoga, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Neoga, with the Rev. Sunder E

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruth Butler Ruth C. Butler, 65, passed away on Saturday evening, April 19, 2014, at her home in North Carolina. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Parish Church in Wendelin. Memorials may be made to Rex Cancer Center in Raleigh, N.C.

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24 Marilyn Barkley obit photo Marilyn Barkley Marilyn Ann Wood Barkley, 69, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at her home in Toledo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 24, at the funeral c

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marilyn Barkley Marilyn Barkley, 69, of Toledo, died at 10 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup. Marilyn Barkley Toledo

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 Douglas Brummer obit photo Douglas Brummer Douglas B. "Doug" Brummer, 60, of Sigel, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, April 23, at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-23 Helen Raddatz obit photo Helen Raddatz Helen E. Raddatz, 71, of Effingham, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitati

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video

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.