Sophia Michl (96) of Newton, formerly of Ste. Marie


Published on January 8 2013 4:30 pm

Sophia Michl, age 96 of Newton, IL and formerly of Ste. Marie, IL passed away at 9:55 AM – Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM – Friday, January 11, 2013 at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Valentine’s Cemetery in the Bend, Jasper County, IL. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the church. Arrangements are under the care of Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

Spending time with her family working puzzles, playing cards and bird watching brought her great joy.

Sophia is survived by: 8 Children - Fred (Linda) Michl of Olney, IL, Janette (David) Kramer of Georgetown, TX, Francis (Linda) Michl of Geneva, IL, Judy (Marty) Barrett of Gilbert, AZ, Michael (Jane) Michl of Grand Chain, IL, Daniel (Sandy) Michl of Murray, KY, Mary (Roy) Toland of Newton, IL and Jo Anne (Jack) Howard of Houston, TX; Brother – George Hoffman of Michigan; Sisters- Theresa Ochs of Olney, IL and Rosie Berkland of Oswego, IL; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Sophia was preceded in death by her parents; son Larry Michl; husband Lawrence and siblings Frank, Alfred, Alice, Anne, Lucy, Mary and Agnus.