James C. ""Red"" Sageser, 79, longtime resident of New Haven, IL passed away at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, January 12, 2008, after an extended illness. Red as most knew him was born in Edmond, Oklahoma on December 8, 1928 to the late James Maulby and Rachel (Know) Sageser. In 1954 he married the love of his life, Vina ""Van"" (Bowles) Sageser.
He served his country in the Armed Services during WWII. He was retired from the Boilermakers Union Local 374 working many years at B & W in Mt. Vernon, IN. After retirement he worked in the oil industry helping his sons. Red was a member of the American Legion and Carmi VFW. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed by the community.
He is survived by, his Wife - Van Sageser of New Haven, Son - Scott (Rhonda) Sageser of Carmi, IL, Daughter - Billie Sue (Chuck) Warman of New Haven, IL, Daughter - Kay (Kevin) Maloney of Norris City, IL, Daughter In Law - Karla Sageser of Carmi, IL. 6 Grandchildren Amanda Smith, Jakob and Keather Sageser, Meghan, Lucas and Molly Maloney and 4 Great Grandchildren Bryson and Dayton Sageser, Laci Mills and Sophia Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and Son - Jim Sageser.
Visitation for Red will be Monday, January 14, 2008 after 4 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in New Haven, IL. Funeral will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 2 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in New Haven with Rev. Robert Phillips will officiating.
Interment will be at the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven