Neta Jane Gatewood (65) of St. Elmo


Published on September 20 2017 8:22 am

Neta Jane Gatewood, 65, of St. Elmo, died at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm Saturday, September 30 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with Larry Clonch officiating. There will be a gathering for friends and family from 3:00 pm until service time. Memorials may be made to HSHS Home Care and Hospice in Effingham.

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Jane was born on Friday, June 27, 1952 in Pana, IL to Lester LaSalle  and Audrey Anita (Schwarm) Heustis. She married Carl L. Gatewood on February 14, 1981 in Loogootee. She was a member of the Seventh- Day Adventist Church, St. Elmo. In addition to being a homemaker and raising her family she had been employed with Friendship Manor, St. Elmo in the dietary and laundry departments and lastly, as a housekeeper.

She leaves behind: her husband, Carl L. Gatewood of St. Elmo; sons, Paul (Amy) Durbin of Flora and Nathanael Gatewood of Altamont; daughter, Crystal (Daniel) Jones of Louisville and Stephanie (Caleb) Yagow of St. Elmo; stepsons, Kerry Gatewood of Quincy and Karl Gatewood of Vandalia; brothers, Danny (Vonna) Heustis of Saybrook; sister-in-law, Donna Mae Heustis of Farina; 9 grandchildren, Dalton, Adam, Aryn, Dakota, Andrew, Hailie, Jessica, Kaitlyn, and Kayden; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, stepson, Kevin Gatewood, brothers, Larry and Johnny Heustis.