Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

March 5, 2013

Diana Gordon


Effingham Daily News

ALTAMONT —  Diana Capitolia Gordon, 65, of Altamont, passed away at 10:04 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

    Funeral services were March 4 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City. Burial was in Tipsword Cemetery, near Beecher City.   

    Diana was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Effingham, the daughter of Sereno and Violet Rentfro Tipsword.

    She married Albert T. Gordon on Sept. 1, 1967, and he passed away on June 7, 1995. She was a loving homemaker for her family.

    Surviving are her children, William (Jackie) Gordon of Altamont, Violet Gordon of Altamont, Dorothea (Thomas) Houser of Effingham and  Hope (James) Jones of Newton; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Lavesta Rickfelder, Frances Gillespie, Patricia Thompson, Bessie Potter, Leona May McMillan, Elner Russell and Linda Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; grandson, Harley Dean; and brothers, Sam Tipsword and Jerry Tipsword.