Alma V. "Pood" Dial (89) of Effingham


Published on July 24 2013 6:05 am

Alma V. “Pood” Dial, 89, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, with Rev. Paul Bauer officiating. Burial will be in Rentfro Cemetery in Shumway. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday before the service at the funeral home.

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Alma was born on February 22, 1924, in Banner Township, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Crowder) Ashenbremer.

Alma was a waitress at the Tine Diner, Rosilyn Café, Ramada Inn, and the Raintree Restaurant all in Effingham. She was also a housekeeper at the Benwood Hotel and the Raintree. Alma enjoyed dancing.

Alma is survived by her daughters, Sandra Smith of Woodbridge, VA, Shirley (Stanley) Kyle of Shumway, and Carolyn “Sue” McCormack of Shumway; sister, Wilma (Alfred “Pete”) Reed of Shumway; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Bryan McCormack; and grandson, Stephen Kyle.