Elizabeth Marie Koch, 21, of New Athens, IL; born March 25, 1991 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on June 28, 2012.
Elizabeth lived her life with joy and enthusiasm and shared those gifts with family and friends. She was a Junior at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL and a member of Phi Sigma Phi Honors Fraturnity and Lambda Pi Eta, Nu Chapter.
She worked part time at Cash Saver grocery store and was an intern at the Salvation Army in St. Louis, MO.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Delbert and Alvira, nee Mehrtens, Koch and a sister – Rachel.
She is survived by her parents Rev. Dr. Robert and Cathy, nee Cummins, Koch of New Athens, IL. Her brother – William Koch of Lake St. Louis, MO. Her maternal grandparents – Bill Cummins of O’Fallon, IL; Marlene Cummins of Troy, IL. 1 uncle – John (Lori) Cummins. 2 Aunts – Jackie (Jon) Snider; Diane (Myron) Hanna. 11 cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to go to Truman State University Foundation: Detours Magazine/Elizabeth Koch or to St. John United Church of Christ.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, July 2, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:00pm with Rev. Dr. Sheldon Culver officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.