Lavern D. Elam

Lavern D. Elam, 53, of Mulberry Grove passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, MO.

Services for Lavern will be held at 10:30am, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with visitation from 9:00-10:30am, prior to service. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL. Memorials may be made to Helia Healthcare Center in Greenville.

Lavern was born September 27, 1962 in Vandalia, the son of Lowell Dean and Una Marie (Bingaman) Elam. He worked for Brockway for 20 years and helped on the family farm, in his free time Lavern enjoyed going hunting.

He is survived by his father Lowell “Dean” Elam, brothers Dewayne Elam and wife Deborah Jo and Verlin Elam, sister Kathy Elam all of Vandalia, companion Ruthann Elam of Greenville, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Una Elam.