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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Family Funeral & Obituary-Page 2

The obituaries on this page are of people and families related in some way to my parents and I, or related in some way to other family members.

Mrs. Frank Kraushaar

Died 10-00-1904 (died in Oct. 1904, exact date unknown). From Jerseyville Republican Newspaper, 20 October 1904: Mrs. Frank Kraushaar, 34 years old, died at home 12 miles northwest of city. Funeral was by I. D. Crawford with burial in Houseman cemetery.

Mrs. Nora Kraushaar

Mrs. Nora Kraushaar of 2110 Swift, widow of Frank Kraushaar, died at 12:45 a. m., today at the home of a son, Frank Kraushaar, 3725 Berkeley, where she had been taken three months ago when she became ill. She was born Jan. 8, 1887, in West Virginia, and had resided in Alton for the past 20 years. Surviving in addition to the son at whose home she died, are another son, Leo, who is in the United States Navy, stationed in California; a daughter, Mrs. M. F. Traunecker of Alton; four stepchildren, Louis of Spokane, Wash., Henry, Canton; William of Michigan and Mrs. Augusta Baxter, Jerseyville. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Michael Haag and Mrs. Lee Hopkins, Alton; Mrs. George Beaver, Eagle City, Okla., and Mrs. Henry Lentz, Hutchinson, Kan., two half sisters, Mrs. Anna Griffin, Fieldon, and Mrs. Laura Coleman, Alton, and four half-brolhers, Lonnie, Eddie, Floyd and Jasper Westfall of Fieldon, and two grandchildren. The body is at Streeper funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Sylvia Kraushaar

Sylvia L. Kraushaar, 74, 200 McBride St., Jerseyville, IL died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Luke's West Hospital.

Mrs. Kraushaar was born Sept. 3, 1910 in Illinois. She married William Kraushaar, and he died Jan. 17, 1962.

She is survived by three sons, William of Miami, Fla., Richard of Texas, and Ron of Jerseyville; a daughter, Judy Tanner of Brighton; a brother, Fred Carter of Alton, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 19 with Reverend R. E. George officiating. Burial was in the Fieldon Cemetery.

Joseph Kraushaar

Died 02-00-1928 (died in Feb. 1928, exact date unknown) Jersey County News, 16 February 1928: Joseph Kraushaar, 60 years old, died on Wednesday. The funeral was at Cumberland Presbyterian church in Fieldon with Rev. Reuben Russell; burial in Fieldon cemetery.

Twelve children survive: Charles E., Chris and Otto of East Hardin, Clarence, Fred, Herbert, Mrs. Katie Goshorn, Mrs. Julia Cross, Mrs. Josie Maltimore, Miss Inez, Anna Mayfield of Dow, Lizzie Tucker of Fieldon.

Mrs. Adeline Leona Kraushaar

Died 05-26-1985, The funeral of Adaline Leona Kraushaar, 78, of Hamburg was held Wednesday morning at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

She died on 26 May at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton. born on 23 August 1906 in Calhoun county, she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Nettie Kress McCartney. She was a member of St. Michael's and Holy Ghost and the Jerseyville Eagles Auxiliary. She married Otto H. Kraushaar on 13 May 1924.

Her survivors are a son, Richard Kraushaar of Michael; daughters, Mabel Dunham of Alton, Mary Lee Barbary of Jerseyville, Pat Jones of Michael and Judy Isringhausen of Godfrey; one brother, Tony McCartney of Wood River; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Irma Kraushaar, one brother, two sisters, and a granddaughter.

The Calhoun ambulance service has been named as a memorial.

Otto Henry Kraushaar

Otto Henry Kraushaar, 90, of Michael, died Saturday, July 27, 1996 at the home of his son with whom he lived.

He was a lifetime farmer, retiring in 1970. He was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville.

Born November 19, 1905 in Richwood Township in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Christina (Martin) Kraushaar. He married Adaline McCartney May 13, 1924 in Jersey County and she died May 26, 1985.

Surviving are three daughters, Mable Dunham of Alton, Virginia Jones of Michael and Judy Byrd of Wood River; one son and daughter-in-law Richard and Rita Kraushaar of Michael; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughter, Irma Rose Kraushaar and Mary Lee Barbary; five brothers, Chris, Charles, Fred, Herb and Clarence Kraushaar; six sisters, Elizabeth Tucker, Inas Gallup, Kate Goshorn, Julie Cross, Anna Mayfield and Josephine Maltimore, and one grandson, Roger Dunham.

Visitation was held Sunday at Jacby Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

The funeral was conducted Monday, July 29, 1996 at Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. William Hembrow officiating. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Memorials may be made to the Calhoun County Meals Plus or Calhoun County Health Department.

Richard F. Kraushaar

Richard F. Kraushaar, 58, of Michael, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville after a lengthy battle with cancer and diabetes.

He graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1958 and was a self-employed farmer for 30 years in Jersey, Greene, and Calhoun counties. Then he worked at Capri Sun Kraft Food in Granite City until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in Michael and Calhoun Farm Bureau in Hardin.

He never met a stranger and enjoyed hunting, working, and especially farming, as well as reminiscing with acquaintances.

Born January 19, 1940 in Fieldon, he was the son of the late Otto and Addie McCartney Kraushaar. He married Rita M. Sievers September 5, 1959 in Meppen and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Nancy Kraushaar of Michael; three sisters, Pat Jones of Michael, Judy Byrd of Madison County, and Mabel Dunham of Alton; uncle and aunt Tony and Rose McCartney of Wood River; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe an Clara Sievers of Hardin; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lee Barbary and Irma Kraushaar.

Visitation was held Friday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. The Funeral was conducted Saturday, May 16, 1999 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin with Rev. Sylvano Pera, O.F.M. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Order of Franciscan Monks or the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Josephine Maltimore

Died 11-25-1979. Josephine Maltimore, 78, of 208 Kenwood Jerseyville died at 3:45 a.m. November 25 at the daughter's home in Godfrey. She was born June 8, 1901 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Joseph and Christine Martin Kraushaar.

She married Edward Maltimore and he died may 14,1959. She is survived by one son, Perry Maltimore, Jerseyville; three daughters, Mary Foster and Bonita Sherman, Jerseyville and Opal Kruckeberg, Godfrey; two brothers, Otto Kraushaar, Spanky and Chris . . .

Mrs. Inas L. Gallup

Inas L Gallup, 72, died December 26, 1986, in Godfrey, after a long illness. She was born in Jersey county, daughter of the late Joseph & Christina (Martin) Kraushaar. Her husband, Roy E Gallup preceded her in death.

Surviving are 1 brother, Otto Kraushaar of Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Anna Mayfield of East Alton. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Ronald Mcdonald House.

Mrs. Ruth H. Kraushaar

Died 8-20-1977, Services were conducted for Mrs. Ruth H. Kraushaar, 76, formerly of Nutwood, Monday afternoon from Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in Borlin cemetery southwest of Carrollton.

Her death occurred at 2:50 p.m. on 20 August at Jersey Care Center in Jerseyville where she had resided the past three years.

She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Scheffel of Jerseyville; a son Paul Russell Jr. of Carrollton; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Virginia Christian Kraushaar

Died 2-05-1974, Funeral rites for Mrs. Virginia Christen Kraushaar, 79, of Rural Route 1, Fieldon will be held tomorrow morning, 8 February at 10:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home.

Her death occurred on 5 February at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. Rev. Vale Walkington will officiate and interment will be in Fieldon cemetery. Visitation will be held after 4:00 o'clock this afternoon, 7 February at Jacoby Funeral Home.

She was born on 26 January 1895 in Greene county, a daughter of Dominick and Alicia Campbell Christen.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Kraushaar; four daughters, Mrs. Erving (Alice) Sternberg of Park Ridge, Mrs. Dorothy Halcik of Fieldon, Mrs. Marvin (Violet) Johnston of Carrollton and Mrs. Charles (June) Inman of Farona, Missouri; five Sons, Durward of Eldred, Kenneth of Bethalto, Charles, Jr. and George of White Hall, and John of Jacksonville; 30 grandchildren; and great grandchildren; and one brother, Frank Christen of Jerseyville. Her parents, four sons and a brother preceded her in death.

Charles Kraushaar

Died 6-30-1976, Final rites for Charles Kraushaar, 87, Rural Route 1, Fieldon were conducted on 2 July from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Vale Walkington of Otterville officiating. Interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

His death occurred at 9:05 P. M. on 30 June at the White Hall hospital. He was born on 7 June 1889 in Jersey County, a son of Joseph and Tena (Martin) Kraushaar and was a retired farmer.

His survivors are five sons, Durward Kraushaar of Eldred, Kenneth Kraushaar of Bethalto, Charles and George Kraushaar of White Hall, and John Kraushaar of Jacksonville; four daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Alice) Sternberg of Park Ridge, Mrs. Cy (Dorothy) Wilson and Mrs. June Inman of Frohna, Missouri, and Mrs. Marvin ( Violet) Johnston of Otterville; 31 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Chris Kraushaar and Otto Kraushaar of Eldred; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Marfreed of Alton, Mrs. Inez Kraushaar and Mrs. Josephine Maltimore of Jerseyville.

Kenneth W. Kraushaar

Kenneth W. Kraushaar, 75, of Godfrey, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, 12 August 1988 at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton. He was an electrician at Wegman Electric in Bethalto until retiring in 1972. He was also a farmer and land developer.

Born in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Charles and Virginia (Christen ) Kraushaar.

Surviving are his wife, the former Ethyle Ray; a Daughter, Glenda Helflin of Mesquite, Texas; a son, Donald Kraushaar of Bethalto; two grandchildren; four Sisters, Alice Stinberg of Peoria, Dorothy Wilson of Kampsville, Violet Brown of Tucson, Arizona and June Almon of Missouri; and three brothers, Charles Kraushaar of Hillview, George Kraushaar of White Hall and John Kraushaar of Portland, Oregon.

Private services were held Saturday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.

Donald L. Kraushaar

Donald Laverne Kraushaar, 70, lost a lengthy battle with cancer at 3:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2005 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Fieldon, IL the son of Kenneth and Ethyle (Ray) Kraushaar of Godfrey. He married Brigitte Troelsch in 1957 in Germany. She survives.

He was a graduate of Jerseyville High School and received a Bachelors and Masters Degree from SIUE. He worked for Ralston Purina and SIUE as a Manager of Information Systems for more than 20 years and served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1308 in Alton and was the former president of the SIUE Alumni Association. He also was a volunteer for Oasis serving as a tutor at Parkside Elementary School in Bethalto and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Barry Hill of Columbia, SC and one sister, Glenda Heflin of Alton. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Fieldon Cemetery in Fieldon, IL with Rev. Rick McKane officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the SIUE Alumni Association. Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

Chris C. Kraushaar

Died 6-17-1984, Chris C. Kraushaar, 81, of Brighton, died at 6:57 p.m., 17 June at Alton Memorial hospital. Born in Jersey County, a son of the late Joseph and Christina (Martin) Kraushaar, he was employed as a heavy machines operator for construction.

Surviving are two sisters, Inas Gallup of Jerseyville and Anna Mayfield of East Alton; and one brother, Otto of Jerseyville.

Visitation was at Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton, where services will be conducted with Rev. Dave Dennis officiating. Burial was in Brighton cemetery. Memorials may be sent to a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Mary Anna Kraushaar

Died 1-20-1971, Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Anna Kraushaar, 60, of Medora will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:3 0 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday).

Her death occurred early Wednesday morning at Boyd Memorial hospital. Interment will be in Summerville cemetery.

Born on 12 June 1910 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of James Leonard and Stella L. (Eyer) Wayman. Her husband, Fred J. Kraushaar, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Donnie and Ronnie Kraushaar, both of Medora; two grandchildren ; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kuelbs of Dow, Mrs. Eva White of Alton, Mrs. May Ferguson, Mrs. Mildred Green, Mrs. Katie Beiermann . . . rest of obituary missing.

James Pearl Goshorn

James Pearl Goshorn, 69, was dead on arrival at Jersey County Memorial hospital. His death was unexpected. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired employee of Alton Box Board Co., he was born March 27, 1903 a son of Nicholas & Gertrude (Coombs) Goshorn.

His wife Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn, is deceased. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs Hugh (Stella) Siebert of Brighton; 1 brother, William Goshorn of Summerville, SC; and 1 sister, Mrs Agnes Devening of Jerseyville. His parents 2 sisters and 1 brother preceded him in death.

Mrs. Mary C. Dunham

Died 29-04-1956. Mary C. Dunham, 89 years, 1 months, 6 days, of Jerseyville died April 29, at Watson Nursing Home where she had resided for quite some time. Mrs Dunham was a daughter of the late Frank & Julia (Albert) Kraushaar, and was born in Jersey County, March 23, 1867. She is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Carroll of Jerseyville, 2 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Her husband, John Dunham, preceded her in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at St. Francis church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Fr John J. Clancy and interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

Mrs. Lena Hetzel

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Hetzel were held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Evangelical Church in Fieldon. The V. Leonard Todd officiated and interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Hetzel was the wife of Andrew A. Hetzel. and her death occurred Friday evening at her home in Fieldon. She was 33 years old. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary Margaret and Edna Marie Hetzel and her mother, Mrs. Mary Dunham of Fieldon.

Russell Oliver Thompson

Russell Oliver Thompson, 85, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Jersey County, one of 11 children of Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson. He married the former Hazel Schaaf on Nov. 6, 1943, in Jerseyville. She survives. A resident of Kane for many years, he was employed at the Kane Croft Farm for 21 years until the farm was sold and then began working as a mechanic and driver for Krause and Son Implement Co. in Jerseyville, retiring in 1982, after dedicating 15 years to the business. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695 and enjoyed their many activities and meals that he and his wife were able to take part in and was especially proud of his yard and garden.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Russell Edward Thompson of Wood River and Raymond and Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a daughter and son-in-law, Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; a stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Johnson of Roxana; four grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brown of California and Cecile Russell of Godfrey; and two brothers, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a stepdaughter, Edna Mae Farris; three stepgrandchildren, Carl Russell Johnson, Billy Joe Farris and Michael Farris; a sister, Hazel Mae Thompson; and five brothers, Raymond, James, Logan Jr., Charles William and Truman Thompson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lobos will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

Truman B. Thompson

Truman B. Thompson, 86, died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born July 12, 1917, in Jersey County to Logan and Viola I. (Bowers) Thompson. He married the former Helen Louise Campion on Nov. 6, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. She survives. A custodian for the Alton Box Board, he retired Jan. 1, 1971, after 26 years of service and was an officer for the Alton Packaging Retired Members Club.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Truman R. Thompson and his wife, Brenda, of Brighton, Richard Thompson and his wife, Vicky, of Woodbridge, Va., Ralph Thompson and his wife,Diana, of South Roxana; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brakefield of Lemoore, Calif., and Cecile Russell of Godfrey; three brothers, Russell Thompson of Kane, Herman Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City; and two sisters-in-law, Irene Thompson and Artie Thompson, both of Dow. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Megan Flatt, in 1997; four brothers, Logan, Charles, Raymond and James Thompson; and one sister, Hazel May Thompson.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until memorial services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Orrin Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Raymond C. Thompson

Raymond C. Thompson, 65, died at 6:20 am Tuesday, November 29, 1988, at St. Louis University Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. The US army WWII veteran was a painter at Principia College in Elsah 31 years, retiring in 1986. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Logan & Viola (Bowers) Thompson. He married the Former Rose Irene Scoggins July 20, 1946, in Kane, and she survives.

Also surviving are 4 daughters, Betty Cummings of Jerseyville, Hazel June Turner of Dow, Joyce Beavers of Medora and Janet Vanmeter of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Brown of California and Cecile Russell of Brighton; 5 brothers, Truman Thompson of Godfrey, Russell Thompson of Kane, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Washington, Donald Thompson of Granite City and James Thompson of Dow. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Charles William and Logan Thompson Jr.; and 1 sister, Hazel Mae Thompson.

There will be no visitation. Private services will be conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. William Turner will officiate, with burial in Mount Gilead cemetery near Carrollton. Memorials may be given to Newbern Assembly of God church, where Thompson had been a member.

Miss Catherine Wahl

Died 08-07-1973. Catherine Wahl, 88, of RR 3 Jerseyville, died July 8, at Wood River Township hospital. She was born in Jersey County May 12, 1885 the daughter of James I & Alice (Cuddahey) Wahl. She is survived by 1 nephew, James W. Wahl of Jerseyville; g-nieces and g-nephews. Her parents and 4 brothers preceded her in death.

Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where Rosary was recited. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church with Fr. R. T. Shea celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.

Richard B. Wahl

Died 18-01-1947. Richard B. Wahl, 72 years, 3 months, 9 days, a farmer of Miss. Township. died at his home near Jerseyville, on January 18. Mr Wahl was born in Jersey County, October 9, 1874, son of the late James & Alice (Cuddihy) Wahl, natives of Ireland. Surviving are 1 brother, James F. Wahl, and 1 nephew James W. Wahl, all of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held January 21, at St. Francis Xavier Church with Rev Fr. J. J. Clancy as Celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.

George Lodrick Talley

Died 25-07-1968. George Lodrick Talley, 76 years, 3 months, 23 days, a retired farmer who resided on Rural Route 1, Fieldon, died Wednesday afternoon, July 25, at 1 pm at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for 24 days, and in failing health for about 5 years.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. A. J. Maggos of Alton officiated and internment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home.

Mr. Talley was a son of the late John Thomas & Clara Ellen (Hardwick) Talley and was born in Greene County March 31, 1892. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude E. Talley of Fieldon; 9 daughters, Gertrude Marvelle Brooks of Kane, Maude Ellen Armeda Dunham, Lola Mae Dunham, Vivian Pauline Akers and Wilma Irene Griffin of Jerseyville, Lindel Eileen Moore of Edwardsville, Beulah Deloris Westfall of Fieldon, Ethel Frances Westfall of Alton and Beatrice Mae White of Elsah; 2 sons, George J. Talley of Jerseyville and Charles Eldon Talley of Fieldon; 2 Brothers, Clem Talley of Jerseyville and Thomas C. Talley of Alton. He also leaves several grandchildren and g-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gertrude E. Talley

The funeral of Gertrude Elizabeth Talley, 88, who resided at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, was conducted Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Revs. Wilbur Cain and Glenn Cain officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Her death occurred at 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 1983 at Jersey Community Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1895 in Eldred, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Frances (Meadows) Parker and was a member of the Open Door Felowship Church.

Her survivors are two sons, George Talley of Fieldon and Charles Talley of Alton; daughters, Marvell Brooks, Kane, Armeda Dunham, Lola Mae Dunham, Vivian Akers, Deloris Westfall and Beatrice White, all of Jerseyvile, Elene Moore, Granite City, Wilma Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Frances Crumley of Alton; 54 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren and 42 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Talley on June 24, 1968, one brother, two sisters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Open Door Fellowship Church has been named as a memorial.

George John Talley

George John Talley, 80, died at 11:10 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born near Eldred Oct. 20, 1923, one of 11 children born to the late George L. and Gertrude E. (Parker) Talley. He married the former Emma Ellen Scoggins Jan. 18, 1946, in Hardin, and they shared the past 58 years together and raised a family that included five children. She survives. He was raised in the Fieldon area, and attended the country schools of Jersey County. With the exception of his service to his country during World War II, with the U.S. Army in Europe, he was a lifetime resident of Jersey County. For many years, he operated a farm near Fieldon and was employed by Lenhardt Tool and Die in Alton as a welder. A member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492, he took the most pride in his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their five children and their spouses, Marjorie and Maurice Thompson of Navato, Calif., Leon and Barbara Talley of Jerseyville, John Talley and his friend, Steve, of Wood River, Sharon and Mike Cameron of Jerseyville and Bill and Patricia Talley of Rosewood Heights; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Charles Talley of Carrollton; and four sisters, Ilean Moore of Granite City, Frances Crumley of Alton, Beatrice Ebker and Lola Dunham, both of Jerseyville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Marvell Brooks, Armeda Dunham, Vivian Akers, Wilma Griffin and Delores Stone.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. A.J. Maggos will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with military rites conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Vivian Pauline Akers

Vivian Pauline Akers, born 00-00-1927, Greene County, Illinois, died 18-03-1989, buried 20-03-1989. Jerseyville - Vivian Pauline Akers, 62, died at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. born in Eldred, she was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. On May 6, 1950, in Jerseyville, she married Keith Akers.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Wannetta McBride of Jerseyville; a son, Leonard Akers of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, George Talley of Fieldon and Charles Talley of Jerseyville; and seven sisters, Eileen Moore of Granite City, Armeda Dunham of McClusky, Lola Mae Dunham and Beatrice Ebker, both of Jerseyville, Frances Crumley and Delores Stone, both of Alton, and Wilma Griffin of Washington. Preceding her in death were a son, Edward Akers; and a sister, Marvell Brooks.

The body was cremated. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Open Door Fellowship Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home of Jerseyville is handling arrangements.

Mrs. L. Ilene Moore

L. Ilene Moore, 85, of Granite City, Illinois died on Saturday, February 17, 2007. She was born March 4, 1921, in Woodville Township, Illinois, a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. She married Richard Moore on March 30, 1942 in Greene County. He died November 6, 1976. She will be remembered for the love of her family. The cherished times of tending to her grandchildren, cooking, canning and sewing will always be remembered. She enjoyed watching western shows and trying to live and raise her family to the lives of those times.

She is survived and will dearly be missed by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Lawrence Gereau of St. Peters, MO., Doris Langin of Wood River, Lois Crowder of Granite City and Nancy and William Jones of Granite City; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Joyce Talley of Carrollton; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Beatrice Ebker of Jerseyville, Frances and Bob Crumley of Alton and Lola Mae Dunham of Jerseyville; numerous nieces; nephews; a son-in-law, Cecil Morton of Granite City; and other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Morton; five sisters, Armeda Dunham, Marvel Brooks, Vivian Akers, Delores Stone and Wilma Griffin; and a brother, George Talley. Visitation: Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL Tuesday, February 20, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. Services: Irwin Chapel Wednesday, February 21, 2007, Noon Minister: Rev Wilber Cain Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials: Susan B. Komen Foundation, Gateway Hospice or to the family.

Charles E. Talley

Charles E. Talley, 67, died at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at his home after being diagnosed in June with liver cancer. Born Sept. 29, 1939, in Jersey County, he was the youngest of 11 children of George L. and Gertrude E. (Parker) Talley. He was raised in the Fieldon area and attended Jersey Community High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the area, married the former Patricia Essary, and they had two children. He was employed in the construction field most of his life. He had been employed as a union carpenter with Granite City local, was a former business agent for the Jerseyville local and retired from Alton Local 218. He was an active person and always enjoyed being around people. He was especially fond of his family, enjoyed being on the farm, playing cards and dancing on Saturday nights and attending country and western shows. He was a member of the American Legion, Jerseyville Moose Lodge, Fieldon Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. He married the former Joyce (Schroeder) Wade on Dec. 19, 1992, at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrolton, and they shared the past 14 years together.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Kevin Sams of Jerseyville; a son, Charles Eric Talley of Fieldon; three stepchildren and their spouses, Steven and Becky Wade of Bethalto, Cari Graham and Lori and Kirby Flowers, all of Carrollton; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Lola Dunham and Beatrice Ebker, both of Jerseyville, and Frances Crumley of Alton; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Schroeder of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George J. Talley; and six sisters, Marvell Brooks, Armeda Dunham, Ilean Moore, Vivian Akers, Wilma Griffin and Delores Stone. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. A.J. Maggos will officiate at services at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with full military graveside rites conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be given to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

Mrs. Lola Mae Dunham

Lola Mae Dunham, 93, died at 10:48 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Jerseyville after a long period of declining health. She was born in Spanky on Feb. 1, 1918, the daughter of the late George L. and Gertrude E. (Parker) Talley. Lola was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who considered her family the center of her life and spent each day counting her blessings that they provided her. She married Otis Dunham on Sept. 30, 1935, in Carrollton. Their marriage spanned nearly 71 years before his death on May 10, 2006.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lee Dunham of Fieldon, Richard and Ruth Ann Dunham of Kane, Melvin and Joanne Dunham and Carl and Dorothy Dunham, all of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Glenn Cain of Jerseyville; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Crumley of Alton and Beatrice Ebker of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Dunham, on June 7, 2005; a granddaughter, Kathy Dunham in 1991; a grandson, Bradley Dunham in 1994; an infant granddaughter, Brenda Jo Dunham; two brothers, George Talley and Charles Talley; and six sisters, Ilean Moore, Delores Stone, Marvell Brooks, Armeda Dunham, Vivian Akers and Wilma Griffin. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville.

Mrs. Lena Sarah Thomas

Died 1968. Mrs. Lena Sarah Thomas, 94, widow of Marshall Thomas died at Jersey Community hospital. Born November 18, 1874 in Fieldon.

Leaves 152 descendants including 1 son Herbert R. Thomas of Jerseyville, 3 Daughters, Wilma Schaaf of Chesterfield, Martha Sprowell of Carrollton, and Frances Westfall of Springfield; 18 grandchildren, 58, g-grandchildren, and 76 g-g-grandchildren.

The funeral was held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Rev. James Pepper officiating with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

Herbert R. Thomas

Died 02-1983. Herbert R. Thomas, 79, died unexpectedly at 5:46 pm Sunday in the emergency room at Jersey Community hospital. Employed by GM&O railroad, he retired in 1968 after 40 years of service. Born in Jersey County, a son of the late Marshall & Lena (Schmidt) Thomas, he married the former Juanita Lane on June 23, 1956, in Carrollton.

In addition to his wife, surviving are 2 Stepchildren, Dick Bowers of Springfield and Jackie Ringhausen of Wood River; 5 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Frances Westfall of Tampa, Florida.

Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be held there at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The heart fund has been named as a memorial.

Clifford Leo Hopkins

Clifford Leo Hopkins, native of Kansas, born July 15, 1904, passed away April 15, 1980.

Service conducted by Service Peck Family Colonial Funeral Home of Westminster, California April 19, 1980 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Ted Peacock, Calvary Baptist Church, Westminster, California Officiating. Interment in Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, California.

Mrs. Frances Irene Hopkins

Frances Irene Hopkins, born Thursday July 27, 1933, Pueblo, Colorado, passed away Saturday, August 22, 1998, Riverside, California, aged 65 years, 26 days.

Funeral service, Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at Sierra Memorial Chapel at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor L. J. Chastain of Tyler Baptist Church officiating. Interment Riverside National Cemetery , Riverside, California, Area #5.

Troy L. Pace

Troy L. Pace 73, of Route 3, died at 11:25 am Sunday, April 5 1987 at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton.

He was a self employed mechanic, born in Atlas, Ark., son of the late Albert F. and Nora Wyres Pace. He married the former Mary Lucille Ridenour in Alton on 7 October 1933. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Marion Westfall of Otterville and Sharon Hageman of Brighton; three sons, Albert and Steven, both of Otterville and Troy Pace, Jr. of Grafton; two sisters, Hilda Acquavivia and Barbara Downing, both of Glen Carbon; one brother, Onic Pace of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville and until noon Tuesday when they will move to the Otterville Baptist church, for services at 2 pm with the Rev. Joy Settles officiating.

Burial will be in the Noble cemetery, Otterville. The Otterville Baptist church where he was a member, has been suggested as a memorial.

Mrs. Mary Lucille Pace

Mary Lucille Pace, 78, died at 9:49 pm Thursday 10 November 1994 at her home. Born July 18 1916, in Otter Creek township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Neva Jewel (Bethel) Ridenour. A homemaker, she married Troy L. Pace Sr. 7 October 1933 in Alton. He died 5 April 1987.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in law Sharon L. and Robert L. Hagerman of Alton; three sons and daughters-in-law Troy L. Pace and Lavena M. Pace Jr. of Grafton, Albert L. and Charlene A. Pace of Otterville and Steven L. and Becky A. Pace of Alton; 19 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; three sisters, Irma McCoy of Godfrey, Joyce Moran of Granite City and Madge Reynolds of Grafton; and two Brothers, Wayne Ridenour of Grafton and Keith Ridenour of Godfrey.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and Son-in-law, Marion Lucille and Matthew Westfall; a grandson, Randy Joe Westfall and a Granddaughter, Christie Westfall.

Visitation will be from 11 am Monday until service time at 1:30 pm at Otterville Baptist church. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial will be in Noble cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to Otterville Baptist church, where she was a member, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis, Tenn. Jacoby Funeral Home of Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Neva J. Ridenour

Died 19-03-1981. Neva J. Ridenour, 83, of Otterville died at 1 pm March 19, at Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted Saturday pm at Otterville Baptist church by Rev. Joy Settles, with burial in Rosedale cemetery. The daughter of Rollin Henry & Elizabeth (White) Bethel, she was born in Chesterfield June 14, 1897. Her husband, Elmer Ridenour, died March 1, 1971.

Her survivors are 2 sons, Wayne of Grafton and Keith of Alton; 4 daughters, Irma McCoy and Madge Reynolds of Grafton, Lucille Pace of Jerseyville and Joyce Moran of Granite City; 36 grandchildren, 85 g-grandchildren, and 32 g-g-grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 sisters, Tessie Spangle of Jerseyville, Lula Hutchinson of Grafton, Jean B. Ethel, Jane Pethel and Enid Bolin all of Granite City. Memorials may be given to Otterville Baptist church.

Mrs. Marie Webb

Mrs. Marie Webb died in Carlinville, Illinois Monday, October 14, 1946, at 6 p.m. She was the beloved wife of James Webb, aged 18 years, 9 months, and 13 days.

Funeral from the Gubser Funeral Home, Thursday, October 17, at two o'clock p.m. with Dorothy Russell officiating. Interment in Grimes Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gubser Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.

Mrs. Ida Mae Young

TACOMA, Wash. -- Ida Mae Young, 73, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Tacoma. Born in Jerseyville, she was a daughter of the late Leo L. Pickett and the late Dorothy Westfall. She was employed in the housekeeping department at Alton Memorial Hospital, where she retired.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Hardin of Sacramento, Calif., and Janet Brundige of Eatonville, Wash.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Haynes-Mogen of Mesa, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Westfall; a daughter, Joyce Ann Westfall; and two brothers, E. Laverne Pickett and L. Wayne Pickett. The body was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Feb. 10, at Mary Mount Manor in Tacoma.

Virgil Dean Moore

Virgil Dean Moore (1933 - 2010). Virgil Dean Moore 77 of Belleville, Ill., born March 26, 1933 in Tuscola, Ill., died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his residence. Dean, as he was known to most, had a great love of hunting, fishing, woodworking and helping friends at a moment's notice. He built two homes by himself. He retired from Southern Gravure Service in St. Louis, Mo., as a maintenance foreman. He was a United States Army veteran. Dean was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart of 55 years, Dorothy Moore, his parents, Virgil and Flora, nee Cain, Moore; his brother, Robert in infancy; his mother-in-law, Charlene, nee Beck, Peeler; his father-in-law, Alfred Peeler; his brothers-in-law, Bob and Leroy; and his sister-in-law, Helen. Surviving are his children, Vicki (Don) Pellmann and David (Melanie) Moore; his grandchildren, Michael Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Matthew Dulle, Anne Dulle, Mariella Pellmann, Lukas Pellmann, Jenna Doolen and Tyler Moore; one great-granddaughter expected in October this year. He is also survived by other relatives and friends. In 2008, shortly after the death of his wife, he turned his attention to constructing the parade float for Memorial Hospital's 50th Anniversary celebrations. He was most content when working on a project. After that, he found solace in spending time with his children and grandchildren and the Senior Center in Millstadt. He helped wherever he could and developed an interest in card playing.

Our dad never knew a stranger and was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He loved to give advice to whomever would listen and was mentor to many. He was larger than life to his family. He was kind, tender, loving and generous. A man that could do anything he set his mind to. He was an example of strength and courage. He was a hero that taught us how to be strong through it all. But in the end, he was just our dad. And he was the greatest one in the whole world. "We will miss you forever." A special thanks to the loving staff at Hospice of Southern Illinois. April, Renee, Amanda, Norma, and Denise, your compassion and care was immensely appreciated. Nadine and Deborah, we couldn't have made it through the end without you. Virgil requested no flowers be sent, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Millstadt Senior Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois. www.straussfuneralhome.com Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill. Funeral: Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Ill., with the Rev. Darrell Weber, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Moore

[Dashner-Strauss Funeral Home] Dorothy Lee Moore, July 13, 1934 - February 28, 2008 Belleville, Illinois. Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. March 02, 2008 at Strauss-Leesman Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois. Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. March 03, 2008 at Strauss Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois, with Rev. Darrell Weber & special family friend Pastor. Rob Burch, officiating. Interment: March 03, 2008 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her mother: Charlene, nee Beck, Peeler, her step-father: Alfred Peeler, and her brother: Roscoe Robert (Helen) Collier. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband: Virgil D. Moore of Belleville, IL., whom she married October 30, 1953, her daughter: Vicki (Don) Pellmann of Belleville, IL., her son: David (Melanie) Moore of Godfrey, IL., her grandchildren: Michael (Jamie Beal), Matthew & Annie Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Mariella & Lukas Pellmann, Tyler Moore, and Jenna Doolen, her brother: Ralph Leroy (Janelle) Collier of Yorkville, IL., she is also survived by nieces, nephews,cousins, other relatives & friends. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Trame and his staff as well as Hospice of Southern Illinois' staff for their care. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch, bowling, and ceramics. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

E. Eugene Doolen

E. Eugene Doolen, 71, of Rosewood Heights, died Nov. 6, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Siddens, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Terry of Bethalto, and Dale of East Alton; a daughter, Genia Ruckman of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Vivian Collier of Shobonier. Services were in Gent Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Adolph Maxwell DeBoard

Adolph Maxwell DeBoard, 87, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1918, in Norris City, Ill., to Charles and Ethel (Hughy) DeBoard. He married the former Pearl Morris on May 10, 1938, in Kentucky, and they had recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. He was employed with Shell Oil Refinery as an operating engineer for 37 years, retiring in 1977. He served his country in the Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Russ Thompson of Rosewood Heights and Sherrell and Frank Ulett of Godfrey; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sheryl DeBoard of Fairbanks, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. The family will hold private services at a later date. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Bethalto is entrusted with professional services.

Mrs. Pearl E. DeBoard

Pearl E. DeBoard, age 94, passed away at 12:25 am on Friday March 29, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She was born on March 3, 1919 in Bertrand, MO, the daughter of the late Clifford K. and Lillie E (Davis) Morris. She married Adolph Maxwell DeBoard on May 10, 1938 in KY. He passed away July 25, 2006. Pearl was a homemaker all of her life. She loved doing crafts and sewing but especially being with her family and friends. She is survived by two daughters and sons in law; Lois and Russ Thompson of East Alton IL, and Sherrel and Frank Ulett of Godfrey, one son and daughter in law, Mark and Sheryl DeBoard of Fairbanks AK, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adolph, three sisters and two brothers. Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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