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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Family Funeral & Obituary-Page 3

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. Theresa A. Godar

Theresa A. Godar, 101, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. She was born April 5, 1902, in Michael, Ill., to Roman and Mary Annie (Gress) Becker. She married Paul F. Godar on June 28, 1921, in Michael. He died Sept. 5, 1971. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church and the Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary, all in Hardin.

Survivors include two sons, Alfred Godar of Jerseyville and Manuel Godar of Florida; five daughters, Geraldine Krause of Kane, Elaine Turner of Alton, Rosalie Beiermann of White Hall, Donna Droege of St. Charles, Mo., and Melba Tepen of Hardin; 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Alice Baalman; three sons, Cecil, Romeo and Patrick Godar; five sisters; two brothers; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin,with Father Tom Hagstrom officiating. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be given to masses, St. Norbert's Church or school or the Calhoun Care Center in Hardin.

Cecil Francis Godar

Cecil Francis Godar, 57, of Jerseyville, died October 6, 1984 at Jersey County Memorial hospital. Born August 3, 1927, he was a son of Theresa (Becker) Godar of Hardin and the late Paul Godar. He was a mechanic for Riverway Shipyard and a member of State Street Baptist church services were held at the church with Rev Ron Woodrum officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J (Coonrod) Godar whom he married November 21, 1959 in Fieldon; his mother; 2 sons, Tony and Jim of Jerseyville; 4 daughters, Linda Donnellan, Arnold, MO, Mary Jane Godar, Chicago, Lavora, Barbara and Tabatha Godar, all of Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Alfred, Jerseyville and Manuel, FL; 6 sisters, Rosalee Beierman, White Hall, Melba Tepen, Hardin, Elaine Turner and Alice Baalman, both of Alton, Geraldine Krause, Jerseyville and Donna Droege, St. Charles, MO; and 2 grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to State Street Baptist church. Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville conducted arrangements.

Mrs. Rosalie Beiermann

Rosalie Beiermann, age 78, of White Hall, died early Thursday morning, May 5, 2005 at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 11, 1926 near Hardin, the daughter of Paul and Theresa Becker Godar. She married Jerome A. Beiermann on Oct. 7, 1944 in Hardin and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Tom Beiermann and Rick (wife, Donna) Beiermann, both of White Hall; two daughters, Jean (husband, Robert) Taylor of St. Louis and Sharon (husband, Gregory) Becker of Fishers, Indiana; five grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Jeff (wife, Shannon) Taylor, Scott (wife, Rebecca) Becker, Shawn Becker and Kristen Becker; two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace Taylor; one brother, Alfred Godar of Jerseyville and four sisters, Geraldine Krause of Kane; Elaine Turner of Alton; Donna (husband, Jim) Droege of St. Charles, Missouri and Melba (husband, Steve) Tepen of Hardin. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Pat Godar, Romeo Godar, Cecil Godar and Manuel Godar and one sister, Alice Baalman.

Mrs. Beiermann was an LPN, working at Passavant Area Hospital and area nursing homes. She last worked at the White Hall Hospital from where she retired in the early 1980's. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing in canasta clubs. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2005 at All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. The family will meet friends from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with a prayer services at 4:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Ernest C. Delp

Died 11-08-1977. Ernest C. Delp, 68, of W. Mulberry Jerseyville died August 11, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Woodrow Schutz of Cottage Hills officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove. Delp was a retired electrician from Duncan Foundry. He was born on May 28, 1909 in Morgan County, a son of Charles & Birdie (Legate) Delp.

His survivors include his widow, Beulah (Kraushaar) Delp; 5 Sons, Robert L, Fieldon, Donald M. Brighton, Ronald E. and Richard D. of Jerseyville and Ernest E. of Kane; 4 daughters, Mrs. Dean (Doris) Woolsey and Mrs. Ruth Ann Newton of Jerseyville, Mrs. Gerald (Brenda) Keffer of Brighton; 30 grandchildren and 9 g-grandchildren and 1 brother, h??? of Fieldon.

Mrs. Joanne D. Delp

Died 09-05-1979. Joanne D. Delp, 44, of Fieldon died May 9, at Jersey Community hospital, after an extended illness. She was born June 16, 1934 in Jerseyville, a daughter of Luther & Blanche (Griffin) Howland. The funeral was held Saturday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Charles W. Pine officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Delp; her mother, Blanche Hayes of Godfrey; 2 Sons, Clinton and Ty Lee of Fieldon; 2 daughters, Debra Laird and Robert A. Kallal of Fieldon; 1 brother, William Howland of Jerseyville; 3 Sisters, Dolores Johnson of Roxana, Norma Conrad of Jerseyville and Karen Jones of Delhi; 2 grandchildren.

Robert Laverne Delp

Died 24-01-1992. Robert Laverne Delp, 61, formerly of Fieldon, died Friday and 24, 1992, at his residence. He was an electrical supervisor with Grafton Boat Works and Duncan Foundry, retiring in 1985, and a US Army Korean war veteran. Born January 1, 1931, in Fieldon he was a son of Beulah (Kraushaar) Delp Fryman of Jerseyville and the late Ernest Delp. His wife, Joann (Howland) Delp preceded him in death. He married Ollie M. (Ontis) Moy Delp, November 10, 1979, in Jerseyville. She survives.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 2 daughters, Debra Laird of Hartville, Missouri, and Roberta Delp of Jerseyville; 2 sons, Clinton Delp of Hoisington, Kansas, and Ty Delp of Godfrey; 2 Stepdaughters, Barbara Wong of Godfrey and Teresa Woodruff of Rock Falls; 2 stepsons, David Moy of Godfrey and Kevin Moy stationed at Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Doris Woolsey and Ruth Britt, both of Jerseyville, Brenda Keefer of Kane and Patti Kreef of Bowling Green, Kentucky; 4 Brothers, Donald Delp of Brighton, Ronald Delp and Ernest "Butch" Delp, both of Jerseyville and Richard Delp of Branson, Missouri; and his step father, Les Fryman of Jerseyville. 1 grandson preceded him in death.

Mark Anthony Delp

09/19/2000 -- Mark Anthony Delp, 44, died Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 2000, at Crawford County Nursing Home in Cuba, Mo. He was born on Dec. 22, 1955, the son of Ronald E. Delp of Jerseyville, and the late Barbara A. (Britt) Delp. A 1974 graduate of Jersey Community High School, he was active in the marching and stage bands. After graduation Mark began working at Laclede Steel in Alton as a steelworker and chainer, retiring in 1990 due to failing health.

He is survived by his former wife, Kathy Daiker, and their daughter, Marcia Nicole Delp, both of Elsah; and his stepmother, Phyllis Delp of Jerseyville. A brother, Brent E. Delp, preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1981. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Brad Potter will officiate. Mark will be laid to rest with his mother and brother at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Brenda May Keffer

Brenda May Keffer, 62, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at her home after struggling with cancer. She was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Jersey County to Ernest and Beulah (Kraushaar) Delp. Formerly of the Kane/Jerseyville area, she married Gerald Keffer April 1, 1957, at the home of her parents in Jerseyville, and they shared 40 years together before his death on May 29, 1997.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Tina Keffer of Kane; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Mike Schaffer of Dow; two grandsons, Christopher and Chad Keffer; a sister, Ruth Britt of Newbern; and four brothers, Donald Delp of Brighton, Ronald Delp, Ernest "Butch" Delp, both of Jerseyville, and Rick Delp of Kimberling City, Mo. Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Robert Delp; and two sisters, Patricia Reef and Doris Woolsey.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kane Cemetery or to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Myrtle Iva Delp

Died 18-01-1972. Myrtle Iva Delp, 49, of Fieldon died January 18, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. She had been in ill health for some time. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Avis Richardson officiated. Burial in Fieldon. A beautician, she was born March 13, 1922 in Jersey County, the daughter of Clarence & Lottie (Atwood) Kraushaar.

She is survived by 3 sons, Rodney L, Everett M, and Clarence W. Delp, all of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Sherman Kraushaar, Jerseyville and 2 Sisters, Mrs Ernest Delp and Mrs. Lloyd Lyles, Sr of Jerseyville.

Everett M. "Bud" Delp

Died 09-10-1989. Everett M. "Bud" Delp, 50, died Monday, October 9, 1989, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was president, director and trust officer of Jersey State Bank in Jerseyville for the past 12 years. He joined the bank on October 3, 1977, after working as an examiner for the Federal Deposit Ins. Corp. and is a past Treasurer of the Bond, Madison, Calhoun and Jersey Co Bankers Federation and was a Mason. Born in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late Everett & Myrtle (Kraushaar) Delp. On October 12, 1968, in Jerseyville, he married Gayle (Nelson) Delp, and she survives.

Also surviving are 2 Daughters, Melodie Sauerwein of Hazelwood, Missouri, and Susan Corbin of Lawrenceville; and 2 Brothers, Rodney L. Delp and Clarence "Buck" Delp both of Jerseyville. An infant sister preceded him in death. Services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Wayne Pendleton officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be given to America Cancer Soc.

Rodney LaVerne Delp

Rodney LaVerne Delp, 68, died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 16, 1938, in Fieldon, he was a son of Everett and Myrtle (Kraushaar) Delp Sr. He and the former Jeanalee Martin were married on Sept. 7, 1957, in Jerseyville. She survives. A bookkeeper at JCC Development for several years, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, a "kidder" to his grandchildren and other family members. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

In addition to his wife and soulmate, surviving are a daughter and her companion, Laurie Reynolds and Mark White of Alton; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Vicki Delp of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Shana Queen, Justin Reynolds, Bradley Delp, Brandon Delp and Samantha White; two great-grandchildren, Ava Reynolds and Lillian Delp; and a brother, Clarence "Buck" Delp of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Everett "Bud" Delp Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Delp.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Randy Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Relay for Life or the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Jeanalee Delp

Jeanalee Delp, 64, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton. A daughter of Fred Martin Jr. of White Hall and the late Amberlee (Gaddy) Martin, she was born April 8, 1942, in Jerseyville. She married her soulmate, Rodney Delp, on Sept. 7, 1957, in Jerseyville. He died May 20, 2006, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. She had been employed as a dietary cook at Jersey Community Hospital for 26 years. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook for the whole family, loved family get-togethers and, to her, everyone was family. She would go out of her way to help anyone who needed her.

In addition to her father, surviving are a daughter and her companion, Laurie Reynolds and Mark White of Alton; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Vicki Delp of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Shana Queen, Justin Reynolds, Bradley Delp, Brandon Delp and Samantha White; two great-grandchildren, Ava Reynolds and Lillian Delp; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca Jane and Tom Greaves of Carrollton.

Visitation for her and her soulmate, Rodney, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville and from noon until services at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville. The Rev. Randy Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Relay for Life or American Diabetes Association.

Timothy Clark Delp

Timothy Clark Delp, 45, died at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006, at his home. Jesus stood by him and took him to heaven. He was born April 6, 1961, in Jerseyville to Rodney LaVerne and Jeanalee (Martin) Delp. He married the former Victoria "Vicki" Lynn DeSherlia on Aug. 22, 1980, in Jerseyville. She survives. He worked in customer service at Moeller-Reimer Co. in St. Louis. He loved to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles. He coached recreation department baseball for several years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter, Bradley Tim and Beth Delp, and Brandon Chad Delp, all of Jerseyville; a granddaughter, Lillian Delp; a sister and her companion, Laurie Reynolds and Mark White, both of Alton; his grandfather Fred Martin Jr. of White Hall; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandmother, Amberlee (Gaddy) Martin; paternal grandparents, Everett Delp and Myrtle (Kraushaar) Delp; father and mother-in-law, James and Elaine (Hazelwonder) DeSherlia.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home and will continue from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church, both in Jerseyville. The Rev. Randy Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Mrs. Mina Foster

Died 1970. Mina Foster, 81, of Jerseyville, died Tuesday at Jersey Community hospital shortly after admittance. Rev. Carlton Christenson conducted rites held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Lax cemetery.

She was born March 5, 1889 in Jersey County the daughter of Barney & Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand and was a lifelong resident of this County. Her husband was the late Andrew (Jud) Foster.

Surviving are 1 son, Truman, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Trulbia White and Mrs. Helen Pritchard of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Henry Freand of Kane and Louis Freand, Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Mrs. Viola Freer of Godfrey. Her husband, parents, 1 son, 1 brother and 5 sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Helen B. Pritchard

9 October 1978: Mrs. Helen B. Pritchard, 53, of 311 E. Pearl St, Jerseyville was pronounced dead on arrival at Jersey Community Hospital at 9 am 8 October after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was born in Jersey County 10 July 1925, a daughter of Jud and Mena Kraushaar Foster. She had been a bookkeeper at C & W Equipment Co. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the First Baptist church, Ruby Rebekah Lodge and the Madrigal Singers.

Her survivors are her husband, Hugh Pritchard whom she married 18 February 1956; two daughters, Joyce and Carol Pritchard, both college students; and one brother, Truman Foster of Jerseyville. Her parents, one brother and a sister preceded her in death. Visitation after 4 pm 10 October at Gubser Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the First Baptist church at noon Wednesday where visitation will continue until time of services at 2 pm. The Rev. Orrin Anderson of the Alton First Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The family has designated the Adult Choir of the First Baptist church as a memorial.

Mrs. Anna (Freand) Biederman

Anna (Freand) Biederman, born 12-13-1886, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-19-1953. Anna Biederman, 66 yrs, 3 mo, and 6 days, resident of Pleasant St., died March 19, at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs Biederman was a daughter of the late Barney & Rose Mary (Kraushaar) Freand and was born in Jersey county, Dec. 13, 1886.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Clarence Krause, Mrs. Gladys Watts and Mrs. Lewis Ballard of Jerseyville; 1 son, Leo Biederman of Jerseyville; 3 brothers, John and Louis Freand of Jerseyville and Henry Freand of Kane; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jud Forster of Jerseyville and Mrs. Arnold Freer of Godfrey; incomplete.

Mrs. Lovie Leona Krause

05/26/2004 Lovie Leona Krause, 92, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born March 8, 1912, in Jersey County to the late Otto F. "Pete" and Anna J. (Freand) Biederman. She married Clarence George Krause at the Evangel Reformed Church in Fieldon on Oct. 26, 1932. He died Nov. 27, 1999. She was a homemaker and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for five years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Hubert H. Ringhausen of Jerseyville; two grandchildren, Marilyn Kay and Charles Ambrose of Coppell, Texas and Stanley Alan Ringhausen of Godfrey; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Kay Ambrose. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Watts, Zella Mae Burch and Edna Ballard; and one brother, Leo Biederman. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Stan Martin officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville.

Mrs Viola P. Freer

Died 1985. Viola P. Freer, 81, of Godfrey, died at her residence. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late Barnard & rosa (Kraushaar) Freund. On November 5, 1936, she married Arnold L. Freer Sr., who died January 26, 1975. Surviving are 1 stepson, Arnold L. Freer Jr. of Godfrey; 1 grandchild and 2 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Gent Funeral Home where services were conducted with Rev. Kenneth Edelman officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to ones choice.

Murray V. Corzine

Died 11-14-1951. Murray V. Corzine, one of the older residents of Jerseyville, died at eleven-thirty o'clock Wednesday night at the Watson Nursing Home where he has been a patient for some time.

The deceased was a son of the late franklin and Anna Bacon Corzine and was born in Jersey County April 9, 1870. His age at the time of death was eighty-one years, seven months, and five days.

Surviving him are four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Wilhellm of Dubuque, Iowa, Mrs. Carl Haushalter of Jerseyville, Mrs. Emma McEvers and Anna L. Corzine of Winchester

Mrs. Estella E. (Haushalter) Kistner

Died 04-30-1982. Democrat News, 25 May 1982: The funeral of Estella E. Haushalter Kistner of Elmhurst, 79, a native of Fieldon, was held at the Evangelical Community Church in Blue Island with the Rev. Robert E. Schroeder officiating. Burial was in Cedar Park cemetery. Her death occurred 30 April at the Watertown Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Wisconsin. She was visiting her daughter, Verla Parmley at the time of her death.

Mrs. Kistner was born in Fieldon 15 August 1902. She moved to Blue Island in 1924 where she lived until she moved to Elmhurst a few years ago to live with her son, Glen. She was a long time active member of the Evangelical Community Church in Blue Island where she was a member of the Woman's Guild and the choir.

She was a sister of Gertrude Garrels and Marion Muir of Blue Island and Raymond Haushalter of Fieldon and had four grandchildren. Her husband was the late George kistner. The church was designated as a memorial.

Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle

Died 08-08-1982. Ralph W. "Tom" Vahle, 59, of Godfrey died August 8, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. He had been in ill health for some time. He was born November 22, 1922 in Jerseyville, son of the late Charles & Lena (Haushalter) Vahle.

He had retired in July as an electrical foreman at Laclede steel after 37 years service. The Marine Corps veteran had received the Navy Cross during WW II and had served in Korea.

Surviving are his Wife, Theresa (Schroeder) Vahle, whom he married may 12, 1948 in Jerseyville; 1 Daughter, Jeanne Dick of Carlsbad, California; 1 son, Thomas A. Vahle of Alton; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Lamar Vahle of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Charlotte Bray and Marjorie Darr of Jerseyville. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic church, Godfrey with Rev. James Hill as celebrant. The Alton VFW conducted full military honors at the graveside at St. Patrick's cemetery, Alton. St. Ambrose church building fund and the American Cancer Society were suggested as memorials. Visitation at Gent Funeral Home, Alton.

Mrs. Marjorie Darr

Marjorie (Vahle) Darr, born 1927, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-02-1988, buried St. Francis cemetery. Marjorie Darr, 61, died at 10:04 am Thursday, February 11, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jerseyville daughter of the late Charles & Lena (Haushalter) Vahle.

She married Stewart Darr on September 11, 1943, in Jerseyville and he survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Connie Russell of Jerseyville; 1 Son Gary Darr of Nokomis; 5 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Lamar Vahle of Jerseyville.

She was preceded in death by 1 sister , Charlotte Bray; and 1 brother, Ralph Vahle. Visitation will be 4-9 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where prayer service will be said at 7 pm. Funeral services will be at 11 am Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. William Hembrow officiating . Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Opal G. Minard

Opal G. Minard, 84, died at 5 pm Monday, October 29, 1990 at home. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. Born in Hancock County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd E. and Sarah Blanche (Orth) Howell. On July 7, 1931, in Gladstone, she married William Minard, and he died on March 21, 1985.

Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Cope of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; a great grandchild; a brother, Richard Howell of Lombard; and a sister, Cathryn Smith of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were two Sisters, Evelyn Meyer and Helen Haushalter; and three brothers, Elmer, Gerald and Earl Frederick Howell.

Visitation is from 12:30 pm Thursday until service time at 1:30 pm at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Grant Jensen will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church of Jerseyville or the Jerseyville Free Library.

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Peacock

Graveside services were conducted on August 6 at the Oak Grove cemetery here for Mrs. Elizabeth M. Peacock of Independence, MO whose death occurred on 3 August at Sunrise Beach, Missouri. The Rev. William Smith officiated. She was born in Fieldon on April 9, 1894 a daughter of Lester A. and Mary Haushalter Snow. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Grace Martin of Independence, Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Harry Simpson of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandchildren; and a half brother, Ed Snow of Jerseyville. Jacoby Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy P. Garrahan

Dorothy P Garrahan, 73, died May 21, 1991, at Jerseyville care center. She was born in Jersey county on August 24, 1917, a daughter of the late Philip & Stella (Hunt) Young. On January 15, 1962, she married John Garrahan at Pompano Beach, FL. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are 5 sisters, Evelyn Kraushaar and Betty Burch, both of Jerseyville, Elkna Mowrey of Dutzow, MO, Ada Hartwick of Carrollton and Lola E Thell of Athens; and 3 brothers, Phillip T Young of Carrollton, Allen Young of Jerseyville and Harold Young of Rockbridge. Services and burial were private. Memorials may be given to Greene County Health Department or Jerseyville Care Center. Airsman-hires Funeral Home of Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. John Brockmeyer

Mrs. John Brockmeyer, died Feb. 16. 1927. The Union Forrest community was shocken and grieved over the suddness of her death. She had been about her daily tasks and no one had notice any change until she came in from caring for her poultry and sat down in a chair where she suddenly expired.

Henry J. Brockmeyer

Henry J. Brockmeyer, born 03-1885, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-01-1947, buried Fieldon cemetery. Henry J. Brockmeyer, 61 yrs, 10 mo, 16 days, a farmer of Otter Creek Township, died at his home Jan. 18. Mr Brockmeyer was the son of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer, and he was born at Jerseyville, March ?, 1885. He had been engaged in farming in Jersey County for 46 years.

Surviving are 2 sister, Miss Ida Brockmeyer and Mrs Ada Frazer of Fieldon, and 1 brother, Martin J. Brockmeyer of Alton. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Fieldon. Rev Louis V Huber officiated and interment was in Fieldon cemetery.

Miss Ida Brockmeyer

Miss Ida Brockmeyer, born 17-01-1900, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-1964, buried Fieldon cemetery. Miss Ida Brockmeyer, 63, of R3 Fieldon, died in Alton. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Arthur Ledebuhr, pastor of Hope Lutheran church, Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Fieldon Cemetery.

Miss Brockmeyer was born in Jersey county, a daughter of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer. She would have marked her 64th birthday Jan. 7. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Herbert Frazer of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Martin Brockmeyer of Kansas City, KS. Her parents and 2 brothers, Henry and Frank Brockmeyer preceded her in death.

Samuel John Alben

Samuel John Alben, 82, died at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Alton to John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben. He married the former Hilda Elizabeth Flunker Sept. 8, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo. She survives. He was a furnace operator in the tube mill of Laclede Steel, retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service. He was a life member of VFW Post 1308, Knights of Columbus 460 and Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Karen and Jacob Greeling of Bella Vista, Ark., and Theresa M. and Charles Cairns of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Denise and Todd Vaughan of Albany, N.Y., Eric T. Hoehn of Wood River, John J. and Chrissy Greeling of Round Rock, Texas, Sara and Mike Tucker and Brian C. Cairns, all of Concord; six great-grandchildren, Quinten and Abigail Vaughan of Albany, Samantha and Maxwell Hoehn of Wood River, Daisy Tucker of Concord and Jessica Greeling of Round Rock; two sisters, Josephine Mayhall of Alton and Joan Romano of Brighton; and two brothers, Paul Alben of Rosewood Heights and Anthony Alben of Cottage Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Phillip Alben; three brothers, Joseph, Angelo and Carl Alben; and a sister, Ann Alben-Chick.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service at Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Father Raphael Paul will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton, with full military honors by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to Masses or the charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Josephine A. Alben

Josephine A. Alben, 81, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Jerseyville Manor. Born June 26, 1924, in Alton, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Dora (Pinta) Lombardo. She married Angelo Thomas Alben on Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, where the couple remained longtime members. He died Nov. 7, 2003. She will be lovingly remembered for her love of her family, especially the love and devotion she had for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by two daughters and a son-in-law, Angela and Gary Mook of Alton and Betty Clark of Godfrey; six grandchildren and their spouses, Beth and Rick Mellenthin of Bunker Hill, Debby and Rich Hood of Edwardsville, Christine and Joe Certa of Springfield, Susan and Joe Frasier of Alton, Nicole and Nathan Dietrich of Ashburn, Va. and 1st Lt. Jason and Jendra Clark of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland; three great-grandchildren Mike Mook of Bunker Hill, Gabrielle Dietrich of Ashburn, Va., and Aiden Frasier of Alton; other extended family; and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Jasper, Joseph and Jackie Lombardo; and a sister, Lena Wyatt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Father Shawn Monahan, O.M.V., will be the celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton, followed by a dove release in her memory. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Capital Fund.

Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris

Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris, 75, of Sikeston died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. He was born July 12, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of Clifford Keasler and Eva May Justice Morris. He and Carol Maxine White were married May 20, 1950, at Chaffee, Mo. Mr. Morris was an agent with State Farm Insurance 35 years. He was selected in the mid-1970s to represent State Farm as its featured agent in its national magazine advertising campaign. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Elks, Eagles, and a 50-year Mason. He moved to Sikeston in 1950 from Ridgway, Ill. He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Clifford B. and Christine Morris Jr. of Eldorado, Ill., Kenneth Lee and Charlotte Morris of St. Charles, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dan Kelleher of Boerne, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar and Margaret Morris of Mobile, Ala., Dr. David and Nannette Morris of Sikeston. Also surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Orville Lankford of Memphis, Tenn., Pearl and Adolph DeBoard of Wood River, Ill., six grandchildren, Clifford III "Kip" Morris of San Francisco, Calif., Tiffany Morris of Overland Park, Kan., Bethany Morris of Eldorado, Blaine (Sherri) Morris of Austin, Texas, Valerie and Marshall Morris of St. Charles. He was preceded in death by a brother, R.L. Morris of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Carrie Raben of Ridgway and Opal Nicholson of Memphis, Tenn. Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. William F. Koch and the Rev. Sandy Schaller will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be LeRoy Heaton, Percy Clippard, Donald Wall, Eugene Morris and Earl Hutchison. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church of Sikeston.

Leon S. "Stoney" Stone Sr.

Leon S. "Stoney" Stone Sr., 80, died at 6:37 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born in Brighton on May 28, 1930, and was the son of Christy John and Elizabeth (Kruse) Stone, now deceased. Growing up, he attended the rural schools and assisted on the family farm. He was an electrician, having worked for several area contractors, retiring from Jun Construction Company of Godfrey.

Surviving are one son, Leon S. Stone Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Alton; two daughters, Luann Mikoff of Alton and Teri Bullock and her husband, Donald, of Charlotte, Mich., his former wife, Bonnie Stone of Godfrey; six grandchildren; Jessica and Jacob Stone of Alton, Anthony "Tony" Mikoff of Alton, Andrea Mikoff of Godfrey, Kristen Strychar of Dearborn, Mich., and Bryan Bullock of Minneapolis; a great- grandson, Andrew Strychar of Dearborn; one brother, Virgil Stone, and his wife, Barbara, of Jerseyville; four sisters, Roberta Burleson, Dorothy Eisenreich, Mary Lou Moore and husband, Charles, all of Alton, Shirley Berry and her husband, Paul, of Granite City; a former son-in-law, Steve Mikoff of Hillview; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doloris Westfall Stone; two brothers, William and Melvin Stone; and a sister, Marjorie Miller. Per his wishes the body was cremated and private graveside services will be held at Brighton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online guestbook and additional information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

Louis A. Blackorby

Louis A. Blackorby, 89, died at 4:40 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hamburg on Sept. 12, 1921, and was the son of Herman H. and Grace Edith (Cardwell) Blackorby, now deceased. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he participated in the Normandy Beach Invasion. A mechanic by trade, he had previously worked at Carter Brothers in Alton, was self-employed for a time at Blackorby Garage in Dow. He retired in 1983 as a mechanic with the State of Illinois Department of Transportaion in Jerseyville. A member of the Dow Southern Baptist Church, he was also instrumental in the formation of the Dow Fire District and had formerly served as their captain, and was a member of the Fieldon Masonic Lodge #592 as well. He married the former Virginia Hope Hoyt on April 23, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo., and together they have shared and enjoyed 69 years of marriage.

Surviving are his wife; four sons and daughters-in-law, Louis A. and Pam Blackorby of Franklin, Robert and Mary Blackorby of Knoxville, Tenn., Dennis and Mick Blackorby and Brian and Jennifer Blackorby, all of Jerseyville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Leroy Wilderman of Brighton, Mary and Duane Dittrick of Phoenix, Nancy and Mike Zipprich of Elsah, Cathy and Matt Williams of Alton; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernadine Mitchell of Alton, Della Shortal of Jefferson City, Mo., and Marilyn Scott of Jerseyville; three sisters-in-law, Marie Blackorby, Luella Blackorby and Connie Blackorby, all Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Deborah Blackorby; and four brothers, Cleo, Harold, Herman and Sloke Blackorby. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyvillle, where Masonic services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Dow Southern Baptist Church with Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will take place at the Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites. Memorials may be given to the Dow Southern Baptist Church, Indian Creek Cemetery, or to the Activity Department at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Ethel (McBride) Kraushaar

Ethel M. Kraushaar, 62, died at 5:40 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at her residence after a short battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1949, in Carrollton, the daughter of Bernard and Marjorie (Hayes) McBride. Ethel had worked at the Temple Cleaners in Alton for a number of years and was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals as well as Elvis Presley, and enjoyed her family and fishing, and was most content when could incorporate both at the same time. She married Ronald D. Kraushaar Sr. on April 22, 1967, at the home of the Rev. Dorcie Hill in Jerseyville and he survives, and they have been blessed with 44 years together. Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Irene Kraushaar Jr. of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Dennis R. and Jessica Kraushaar of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Alexa, Brian, Devin, Sam, Chris, Brooke and Sterling; one great-granddaughter, Brooklynne; a brother, Bernard McBride of Bluffs; and a sister, Kathy Kimble of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Leanne Kraushaar. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Jessica Louise Chevalley

Jessica Louise Chevalley, 30, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Alton on Jan. 8, 1981, the youngest of two daughters born to Lawrence and Evelyn (Kraushaar) Chevalley. Jessica attended Jersey Community High School and graduated with the class of 1999, where she obtained academic honors. She worked for a short time at Dawn's In Town Grooming in Jerseyville, but for the most part, she enjoyed staying at home listening to music on her iPod, reading or being on her computer. Jessica was very loved and was a wonderful daughter, sister and was a very proud and doting aunt to her three nieces. She enjoyed her life, as her entire life was spent surrounded by those that loved her most and loved her dearly.

Surviving are her parents, Larry and Evelyn Chevalley of Otterville; a sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Mark Heitzman Jr. of Otterville; three nieces, Brittany, Autumn and Stephanie Heitzman; her grandparents, Clifford and Marilyn Kraushaar of Otterville, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Imogene Chevalley. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Nathan Lueker will officiate. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Seywood Jones

Seywood Jones, 84, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 7, 1927, in Indianola, Okla., and was the son of Seymour Nathan and Fannie Frances (Mason) Jones. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and was a former member of the Jerseyville VFW. He had been employed for many years at West Central Sales in Jerseyville, and also did nursery, retaining wall, and orchard work. He married the former Helen L. Smithey on July 19, 1947, in Lepanto, Ark., and together they have shared 64 years together.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Jones of Jerseyville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred Jean and Ron Griffin of Brownstown, Joann and Bill Thode of Imperial, Mo., Frances A. and Terry Edgin of Monroe, Wash., and Sherry K. and Robert Robertson of Lebanon, Ohio; five sons, David Jones of Morrilltown, Ark., Thomas and Karen Jones of Otterville, Jerry and Lillian Jones of Wichita, Kan., James "Woody" and Karen Jones of Delhi and Charles and Kathy Jones of Fort Worth, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Flanningan of Cave City, Ark., and Brenda Anderson of Cabot, Ark.; three brothers, Billy Jones of New York, James Jones of Billings, Mont., and Douglas Jones of West Alton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Woody Jones; a granddaughter, Lisa Jones; a brother, Carl Lester Jones; and two sisters, Golda Mae Bryant and Geraldine Ramsey. Vistation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Eastland Baptist Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. John Gibson officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville, where the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Eastland Baptist Church.

Melvin Lee Dixon

Melvin Lee Dixon, 66, died suddenly at 6:21 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the scene of an automobile accident just north of Otterville on Otterville Road. He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in Calhoun County, one of four children born to Milo and Zoe (Pegram) Dixon. Melvin graduated in 1964 from Calhoun High School in Hardin, and held various jobs in the local factories before accepting employment with the City of Jerseyville, where he served with the police department for 16 years. He then began over the road truck driving, and was currently employed as a driver and hauler for A&F Trucking in Jerseyville. Melvin served several terms on the Otterville Town Board and was a member of the Jerseyville Elks Lodge, National Rifle Association, and enjoyed restoring cars and riding Harley Davidsons. He married the former Kimberley Kraushaar on Nov. 3, 1981, in Alton, and they soon were to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his wife, surviving are four children and their spouses, Steve and Julia Dixon of Fieldon, Sandra and Robert Lenington of Goodfield, Pamela Sue Dixon of Niagra Falls, N.Y., and Nathan and Melissa Lueker of Andalusia, Ill.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Karrick of Jerseyville and Mary Lou Briggs of Virginia state; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Marilyn Kraushaar of Otterville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Stephanie Frank; a brother, Milton Dixon; and a brother-in-law, Clyde Briggs. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The Rev. John Gibson of the Eastland Baptist Church in Jerseyville will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.

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