Dorothy S. Coslet (95) of Altamont


Published on October 8 2013 7:06 am

Dorothy S. Coslet, 95, of Altamont died at 12:09pm Monday, October 7, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 11 at 11am at First United Methodist Church in Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating.  Visitation will begin with a brief DAR ceremony at 5pm and continue until 7pm Thursday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont and from 10 to 11am Friday at the church.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Altamont.

Memorials to Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Dorothy was born on Saturday, August 24, 1918 in Ferguson, Missouri to Burton and Ethel Gray (Carter) St. John. She graduated from Beaumont High School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1935 and then graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939. Following college graduation she worked at Pana High School, and then worked as a government contractor in Madison, Indiana and there she married David F. Coslet on May 11, 1942. She along with her husband owned and operated Coslet Motor Company from 1948-1964 and then they owned and operated Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe from 1964 to 1996 where she served as the bookkeeper. She was very involved with the DAR Ann Crooker St. Clair Chapter and held many offices over the years including; Regent, Vice Regent, Registrar, Treasurer, and Historian, was named Honorary Regent in 1978 to present day, and also was the chairman of many chapter committees and other positions on the local as well as national level. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Altamont Chamber of Commerce, and Altamont Garden Club. She was a past member of the PEO Chapter NF and Effingham Country Club. Dorothy also loved to golf and belonged to many bridge clubs.

She is survived by her husband David of Altamont, sisters; Julia Kersteen of Portland, Maine and Delouise Simon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, nieces and nephews; Glenn Kersteen, Gary Kersteen, Jayne Simon, Joanne Pride, many great nieces and nephews, her faithful four legged companion, Trix and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law, Albert Simon and Malcolm Kersteen, niece, Gail Frothingham and nephew, Robert Simon.

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