Noel Andrew GehmApril 12, 1928 ~ May 23, 2015 (age 87)
Name: Reverend Noel Andrew Gehm Age: 87
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:01 pm Place: St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
Born: April 12, 1928 Place: Liberty Township, Mercer County, OH
Father: the late: Andrew William Gehm Mother: the late: Lillian Ruth Beitler
Spouse: Leora May Abbetmeier
Date of Marriage: October 10, 1953
Place of Marriage: Grace United Church of Christ, St. Louis, MO
Schooling: attended several one room grade schools in Ohio and graduated in 1946 from Celina High School, Celina, Ohio // entered Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio: 1946 - 1950 receiving his Bacholer of Arts Degree and proceeded to Eden Theological Seminary, 1950 - 1953 for his Bacholer of Divinity Degree and Master of Divinity Degree.
Organizations: Member of the PTA in Okawville and Lebanon, IL.: holding several positions in both, including chair for several years.
Employment: Pastor: Zion United Church of Christ, Metropolis, IL 1953-1959 ; Faith United Church of Christ, Collinsville, IL 1959-1962; St. Peter UCC, Okawville, IL., 1962-1972; St. Paul UCC, Lebanon, IL., 1972 -1979; St. Paul UCC, Staunton, IL., 1979 - 1991; Interim Pastor at both Peace UCC, Jerseyville, IL.,1991-1992 and Immanuel UCC, Carlyle, IL. 1992-1993 .
Church Affiliation: Current member of Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville, Illinois Pastor Emeritus. Attended the Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois //Was a member of the Zion Choir.
Church Organizations: Held various positions in Illinois South Conference, including; 10 years, chair, Outdoor Ministry Committee; 4 years, chair of World Ministry Committee; Twice on the nominating Committee; 4 years, Secretary of the Board of Illinois South Conference; Vice-Moderator of the Conference; 1970-1971; Moderator, 1971-1972; & Hitz Home Board, Alhambra, IL. 1994-1997.
Survivors: Wife: Leora May Gehm, Mt.Olive, IL. // Son, Barry ( Jo) Gehm of Batesville, AR // Daughter, Denise (Jay) Rademacher of Mt. Olive, IL // Brother, Lester (Blanche) Gehm of Coldwater, OH // Grandson, Christian (Jostlin) Rademacher of Litchfield, IL // & Granddaughter, Alicia Rademacher of Mt. Olive, IL.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Andrew William & Lillian Ruth Beitler Gehm // 2 Brothers, Elmer & Robert Gehm // 1 Sister, Ruth Christian
Visitation: 5 - 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL.
Funeral Service: 11:00 Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive.
Pallbearers: Son-in-Law: Jay Rademacher, Grandson: Chris Rademacher, Friends: Todd Stewart / Paul Goldasich / Nelson Bentlage & Son Barry Gehm.
Burial: Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive
Clergy: Reverend Don Wagner & Reverend Ben Fiore
Lunch : for family and friends will be served at the Zion Fellowship Hall by the Zion Ladies following the committal.
Memorials: Adopt-A-Pet // Du Bois Center // or Habitat for Humanity