Elsie W. Koch, age 97 of Beckemeyer, passed away Wednesday, December 10 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services for 97 year old Elsie W. Koch will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13 at Grace Baptist Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s United Church of Christ, St. John’s Cemetery, or to the American Heart Association. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Koch was born on January 18, 1917, in Beckemeyer, Illinois, a daughter of Fred and Martha (Dorries) Koch. She graduated from the Brown Business College in St. Louis and worked as a legal secretary for William Murphy in Carlyle. Elsie was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Breese, and enjoyed following politics, reading, and history. She also loved travelling, looking for arrowheads on the family farm, and ice skating.
Ms. Koch is survived by 2 nephews – Donald and David Koch of Carlyle.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Fred and Martha Koch; and her siblings – Martha Koch, Doris Ranz and husband Amel, Richard Koch, Herbert Koch and wife Violet, and Selma “Semmie” Koch.
Zieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231