Agnes M. Koester (89) of Effingham


Published on October 5 2012 10:28 am

Agnes M. Koester, 89, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at noon Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lillyville with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church in Lillyville with a 6:30 p.m. parish wake service. Memorials may be made to the  Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lillyville.

Agnes was born April 21, 1923 in Effingham County, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Unkraut) Ruholl. She married Raymond J. Koester August 29, 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1992. Agnes was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lillyville and Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women.

Agnes is survived by son, Melvin (wife Connie) of Effingham; daughters, Linda (husband Robert) Barnick of Teutopolis and Diana (husband Brad) Foor of Neoga; grandchildren, Stacey (husband Chris) McNutt, Aaron Barnick, Jason Koester, Jodi Koester, Melissa Koester, Kimberly (husband Caleb) Dick, Crystal Foor and Kayla Foor; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Cayden and Brody McNutt.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond and sisters, Anna Lustig and Margaret Schumacher.