Clara Pulliam (99) of Effingham


Published on October 1 2012 9:41 am

Clara Pulliam, 99, of Effingham died at 2:45am Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Arcola.

Funeral services are 10 AM Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham with burial to follow in Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 PM Tuesday at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood and 1 hour at church prior to service times. Memorials are requested to St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Clara was born on October 9, 1912 the daughter of Herman F. and Dorthea C. (Storck) Pagel. She married Russell Pulliam on November 4, 1931 in Effingham Co., IL and he preceded her in death on November 30, 1988.  She was retired from the former Norge/Fedders Corp., Effingham and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her son, Berl (Barbara) Pulliam of Valdosta, GA, daughter, Joyce (Bailey) Fulton of Arcola, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 great step grandchildren, brother in law, Harry Brown of Tucson, AZ, sister in laws, Lela Pagel of Merrillville, IN and Bernice Pagel of Effingham.

In addition to her husband, Clara was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Everett, Theodore, Gilbert, Albert, Clarence, Otto, and Marvin Pagel, sisters, Geneva Brown and Charlotte Habbe.