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Carlyle, IL 62231
November 19, 1924 - August 27, 2014
Mrs. Kelso was born on November 19, 1924, in Macks Creek, Missouri, a daughter of Soud and Lula (Green) Dowell. She married Cecil R. Kelso on July 11, 1944, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1992.
Mrs. Kelso is survived by a son Steve Kelso and wife Mary of Beckemeyer; a daughter Joyce Knolhoff and husband Rev. Wayne of Fenton, Missouri; a daughter-in-law Diana of Marion, Illinois; her grandchildren Stacey Horst and husband Scott, Chris Kelso and wife Pam, Kevin Kelso and wife Tina, Kelly Kelso, Jeremy Knolhoff, Jennifer Benson, Joanna Sell and husband Allen, Jamie Unger and husband James and Bret Kelso and friend Lori Nolan; 13 great grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law Rilda Kelso of Lebanon, Missouri and Ramona Russell of Hampton, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Soud and Lula Dowell; her husband Cecil R. Kelso; a son Dale Kelso; and 2 sisters Helen Stuber and Hazel McMillan.
Fern was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle, where among many other things she helped organize the Matthew 25 Food Pantry. She retired as assistant cashier from First National Bank in Carlyle, and was involved in her children and grandchildrens lives. Mrs. Kelso enjoyed life as a resident at the Carlyle Healthcare Center for the past 10 years.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle, with Rev. Keith A. Michaels, officiating. Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M., and on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 11:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Kelso are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and will be received at the church or at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
November 5, 1944 - August 25, 2014
Mrs. Schroer was born on November 5, 1944, in Nashville, Illinois, a daughter of Leonard and Martha (Dintelmann) Richards. She married Richard J. Schroer on May 27, 1967, and he preceded her in death on August 6, 1999.
Mrs. Schroer is survived by her sons Jason Schroer of Centralia and James Schroer and wife Kelly of New Bern, North Carolina; 3 grandchildren Makayla, Jared and Alex Schroer; a sister Carol Sprehe and husband Denis of OFallon, Illinois; a brother James Richards and wife Joan of Louisiana; 3 nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Martha Richards and her husband Richard Schroer.
Lola was a homemaker and had worked at the candy factory in Centralia. She loved jigsaw puzzles, reading and playing bingo.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will follow at Carlyle Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 10:00 11:00 A.M. on Monday morning.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Schroer may be made to the charity of the donors choice and will be received at the funeral home.
July 12, 1924 - August 25, 2014
Mrs. Carter was born on July 12, 1924, in Boulder, Illinois, a daughter of Charles A. and Freda (Rosenbaum) Shepard. She married Elvis L. Carter on April 22, 1942, and he preceded her death on February 18, 1988.
Mary is survived by a daughter-in-law Evelyn Carter of Springfield, Illinois; 2 sisters Ermagean Cole of Vandalia and Margaret Donaldson of Tucson, Arizona; 2 brothers LaVerne Shepherd and wife Marian of Tucson and Robert Bob Shepard and wife May of Breese; and a sister-in-law Mary Shepard of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles A. Shepard and Freda Shepard Stone; her husband Elvis L. Carter; a son Jimmie J. Carter; and a brother Louis Shepard.
Mrs. Carter moved from Keyesport to Greenville in 1988, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed country music and traveling.
Funeral services for Mrs. Carter will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Judes Hospital for Children and will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
May 7, 1950 - August 24, 2014
Mrs. Godell was born on May 7, 1950, in Highland, Illinois, a daughter of Mattie Grace (Weiss) and Orville Kircher, Sr. She married Lloyd E. Godell on May 2, 1970, in Greenville, Illinois and he preceded her in death on September 24, 2003.
Sharon is survived by her children Amy L. Wilkerson of Keyesport; Beth A. Rawley and husband Nathan of Highland; and Tony Godell and wife Linda of Troy; 9 grandchildren Daniel Luis; Michael Luis and fiancé Tiffany Reaka; Canada and Easton Rawley; Tyler and Katelyn Godell; and Jacob, Allison and Nicholas Wilkerson; and 3 siblings Orville Kircher, Jr. and wife Diane of Arizona, Lonis Kircher of Highland and Gary Kircher and wife Annie of Millersburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents Grace and Orville Kircher, Sr. and her husband Lloyd E. Godell.
Mrs. Godell worked at Carlyle Healthcare Center and Community Link and was a member of the Boot Scooters. After her retirement, she spent her time with her family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and on Friday from 8:00 11:00 A.M. Donations in memory of Mrs. Godell may be made to the Carlyle Healthcare Center and will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
Fisher, M. Wilson
August 6, 1934 - August 22, 2014
Mr. Fisher was born on August 6, 1934, in Irishtown Township, a son of Jessie (Norman) and Matthew W. Fisher, Sr. He married Darlene Ann Dresch on April 15, 1961, in Alhambra, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on June 28, 2003.
Wilson is survived by his children Mitzi Alexander and husband Tom of Carlyle, Marla Corry and husband John of Boulder, Maureen Rounkles and husband Ryan of Imperial, Missouri and Matt Fisher and wife Sherry of St. Rose; his grandchildren Jared Alexander and wife Krystal, Jenelle, Jolyn, and Jamie Alexander; Evan, Allyson, and Trevor Corry; Haley, Courtney and Riley Fisher and Kira and Maya Rounkles; 2 great grandchildren Taytum and Emersyn Alexander; and a brother John Fisher and wife Janice of Carlyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Matthew W. Fisher, Sr.; his wife Darlene A. Fisher; a sister Norma McClaren and husband Edward; a brother Lloyd Fisher and his wives Linda and Helen; and his father and mother-in-law Richard and Mildred Dresch.
Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Carlyle. He worked for Bond County F.S. for 24 years, managing the grain elevators in Keyesport and Mulberry Grove. He also raised sheep at his farm. Mr. Fisher served on the Clinton County Fair Board, the Carlyle North Water board and was member of the Carlyle F.F.A. Alumni and the Beckemeyer American Legion, Post 1227.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle with Rev. Earl Menchhofer, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 4:00 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday morning from 8:00 10:00 A.M.
Memorial donations are may be made to the charity of the donors choice and will be received at Zieren Day Funeral Home.
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Zieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, IL 62231