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Martha A. (Hewitt) Vanausdoll

Martha A. (Hewitt) Vanausdoll was the daughter of Eliphalet and Martha (Stites) Hewitt Sr. and a sister to John H. Hewitt. She was born 2-20-1835 in Hamilton County, Ohio, and died 5-10-1891 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Caleb Vanausdoll about 1854. He was born 6-29-1827 in Butler Co. Ohio, and died 8-11-1880 in Jersey County, IL He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of John Vanausdoll or Vanausdall born 1785 and Mary (Peagen) Vanausdoll, the grandson of Gerrit Van Arsdalen born 1758, and Phebe (Hogeland) Van Arsdalen, the great grandson of Jan or John Van Arsdalen born 1718, and Elizabeth (Kroesen) Van Arsdalen.

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Caleb Vanausdoll was a descendant of Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen. This individual is thought by most researchers to be the immigrant ancestor of the entire Van Arsdale family in America (including its many variant spellings Van Artsdalen, Vanosdol, Vanarsdell, Vanalsdale, etc). Symon was said to have been born abt 1627-1629 at Arsdale on Bornholm Island, Denmark. Other researchers indicate he was born at NuKerke, Flanders in Belgium, and that the family migrated north to Amsterdam.

Symon was the son of Jan Paulwelsen Van Arsdalen and Geertje Philips Haelter. Symon was a potter by trade and came to the American colony of New Netherlands (Albany NY) in 1653 (some say 1656) on the ship Dynasty. to see if a pottery works could be established in the colony to make china. It is commonly believed that Symon had a wife Marretje Balthus & two children who remained in Amsterdam, and who died there of the plague, and that Symon learned of their deaths in a letter from his father, received just as he was getting ready to sail back to the Netherland.

He settled in Flatlands, Kings Co NY (Long Island), and eventually became a magistrate for the county. He married 2nd) to Pieterje Claessen Wyckoff Van Schouw who was born in New Amsterdam, the daughter of Claes Cornelissen Van Schouw. A letter written 1698 to his brother Joost Jansen Van Arsdalen in Amsterdam describes that he had two sons, Cornelis and Jan, and several daughters. Symon died Oct 29, 1710 in Flatlands, Kings Co NY on Long Island.

Note: The above genealogy information about Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen I found at this website- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bettysboneyard/tartasgenealogy.html

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Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen and Pieterje Claessen Wyckoff Van Schouw's son Cornelis Simonse Van Arsdalen born 1662, died 4-19-1745, married Mary (Marretje) Dirckse on 2 May 1691. They had a son Symon Van Arsdalen born Aug. 16, 1697; married Oct. 30, 1716, Yannetje Romeyn. left Flatlands Kings Co NY (Long Island) and settled in Bucks Co., Pa., where he was an elder in the R. D. Church. They had a son Jan (John) Van Arsdalen born June 27, 1718 who married Elizabeth Kroesen. They had a son Gerrit Van Arsdalen born 1758, who married Phebe Hogeland. They had a son John Vanausdoll or Vanausdall born 1785 who married Mary Peagen and their son Caleb Vanausdoll born 1827 married Martha Hewitt about 1854.

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Caleb and Martha Hewitt) Vanausdoll had these children-James C Vanausdoll born October 21, 1874 in Jersey Co. IL, died 10-4-1967, married Rachel Gillmore November 25, 1897; Loren E. Vanausdoll born 1858 in Jersey County, IL, died 11-4-1928; Allen M. Vanausdoll born November 11, 1869 in Jersey Co. IL, died 1-15-1949, married Lenora A Kirchner October 10, 1900; Charles Wesley Vanausdoll born August 22, 1863 in Jersey Co. IL, died 10-30-1939, married Rena E. Gowin 11-29-1885 in Jersey Co. IL; Louis Vanausdoll born 1856 in Jersey Co. IL; Laura Vanausdoll born 1857 in Jersey Co. IL; John Vanausdoll born 1858 in Jersey County, IL; Martha Vanausdoll born 1859 in Jersey Co. IL, married Charley Gilmore; Mary Ellen Vanausdoll born October 03, 1859 in Jersey Co. IL, died March 02, 1943 in Humboldt, Richardson Co. NE, married Silas Bryant Day born April 15, 1851 in New Orleans, LA died December 11, 1936 in Humboldt, Richardson Co. NE, married June 12, 1879; Cora A Vanausdoll born 1865 in Jersey Co. IL, married Allen Patton November 11, 1885; Alice Vanausdoll born 1872 in Jersey Co. IL; and Ida Vanausdoll born 1880 in Jersey Co. IL.

(1) Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll's son James C. Vanausdoll's obituary - James C. Vanausdoll, died 10-04-1967. James C. Vanausdoll, 92, of Dow, died October 4, at the home of his son & daughter-in-law Mr. & Mrs. James E. Vanausdoll, Dow. He had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services were held at Bethel Methodist church, East Newbern on October 7. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville and burial was in Noble cemetery, Otterville. The retired carpenter was a son of the Late Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll and was born in Jersey County October 21, 1874.

Surviving are 10 children: Theodore, Irondale, Missouri; James E., Dow; Huberte, Affton, Missouri; Mrs. Clarence Ferguson, Hazelwood, Missouri; Mrs. Lucille Josias, Wellston, Missouri; Mrs. Harry Hunt, Rosewood Heights; Mrs. Robert Hinst, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Ernie Yates, St. Johns, Missouri; Mrs. Carl Kissel, Pacific, Missouri; and Mrs. Armand Maxeiner, Overland, Missouri; 16 grandchildren and 26 g-grandchildren. His wife, Christine Vanausdoll, and 3 children preceded him in death.

(2) Loren E. Vanausdoll was born in 1858 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-4-1928 in Jersey County, IL, buried Noble Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. He married first Frances "Fannie" Lane born 10-7-1860, died 12-29-1936 in Jersey County, IL, buried Noble Cemetery, Jersey County, IL. Loren Vanausdoll and his 1st wife Frances "Fannie" (Lane) Vanausdoll had 2 children-Bertha M. Vanausdoll (1880-1971), and Clarence Vanausdoll (1876-1906). Loren Vanausdoll divourced his 1st wife Fannie Lane and remarried 2nd to Martha E. Gilmore born in 1862, died 4-10-1919, buried Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. Loren Vanausdoll and his 2nd wife Martha E. (Gilmore) Vanausdoll had a son Raymond Vanausdoll born 7-23-1892, died 10-17-1952. Loren Vanausdoll 1st wife Fannie Lane remarried 2nd to John L. Balcom born 4-16-1858, died 2-18-1924, buried Noble Cemetery. John and Frances "Fannie" (Lane) Balcom had 4 children-John L. Balcom (1898-1982), Lloyd Lee Balcom (1888-1956), Jesse Balcom, and Claudia Idell Balcom (1893-1968).

(Note: John Balcom's father William Balcom (1833-1874) served in the Union Army in the Civil War as a Private, Company D, 27th Illinois Infantry, under Captain William Hart. William Balcom is buried in Salem Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.)

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Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll's son Loren Vanausdoll's obituary - Loren Vanausdoll, died 11-04-1928. Loren Vanausdoll, 70, died November 4 in Alton. He leaves 1 son, Raymond and 1 step daughter, Bertha Delp, both of Jerseyville. Funeral from Gubser chapel with Rev. Harold Farrill officiating. Burial in Otterville cemetery.

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(1a) Loren Vanausdoll and his 1st wife Frances "Fannie" (Lane) Vanausdoll's daughter Bertha May Vanausdoll was born 2-8-1880, and died 1-15-1971 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. She married Albert Delp 8-20-1896 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 24 Feb. 1874, amd died 4-8-1936 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in the Fieldon Cemetery in Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Andrew Delp and Samantha Jane (Goddard) Delp. Albert and Bertha (Vanausdoll) Delp had 6 children-Leona Delp, Vera Delp, Roy Delp, Earl Delp, and 2 other daughters (names not known).

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Bertha May (Vanausdoll) Delp's obituary - Delp - Mrs. Bertha May Delp, 90, of 1107 Hill Road, Alton, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Hospital, where she had been a patient for eight hours. She was born Feb. 8,1880. Surviving are a son, Roy of Alton; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Webb of Oquawka, IL.; 21 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and numerous great great-grandchildren; and a half-brother, John Balcom of McCluskey, IL. Her husband, Albert, three daughters, a son, and brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. C. L. Gruver of Alton officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Bertha May (Vanausdoll) Delp's husband Albert Delp's obituary - Albert Delp Of Jersey Dies JERSEYVILLE, April 8, 1936 Albert Delp, died Wednesday morning at 13:40 a.m. at St. Louis County hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m., at Jerseyvllle at the Gubser funeral home. Burial will be in Fieldon cemetery. Besides his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Leona Reed of Alton, and Mrs. Vera Manual of Burlington, Iowa.; two sons, Roy of Alton, and Earl of St. Louis; his mother, Mrs. Jane Delp of Fleldon, and a brother, Charles, also of Fieldon, survive.

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(1aa) Albert and Bertha (Vanausdoll) Delp's son Roy Delp was born in 1903 in MO, and died in Alton, Madison County, IL. He married Alice M. Scoggins born 1910 in IL. Roy and Bertha (Vanausdoll) Delp had 6 children-Roy Delp, Betty Delp, Pearlie Delp, Dixie Delp, Marvin Delp, and Damon Delp.

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(1a) Roy and Alice M. (Scoggins) Delp's son Roy W. Delp's obituary - Roy W. Delp, 81, passed away at 12:56 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville while under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice. He was born on March 20, 1928 in Jerseyville, Illinois, the son of Roy E. & Alice M. (Scoggins) Delp Roy and Erika (Stegmann) met in her home town, where he was stationed in Ober-Ramstadt, Germany on March 29, 1947. She came over to the USA in August 1949 and two weeks later they were married on August 20, 1949. They celebrated 59 years of marriage. She survives. Roy served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII in Germany were he received a Victory Medal and also during the Korean Conflict where he received a Korean Service Medal and 2 Bronze Service Stars. He worked as a shipping foreman for Owens Illinois Glass Company for 44 years retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Bethalto First Baptist Church. A lifetime member of the Alton VFW Post 1308, a member of the Alton Eagles F.O.E. 254 and he loved to travel in the United States and Europe. He enjoyed boxing, baseball, football, reading and most of all spending time with his family. He also loved to keep in touch with his army buddies. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his 5 children and their spouses, Larry Delp of Godfrey, Shirley & Randy Durbin of East Alton, Norman Delp and Lana Scheffel of Brighton, Roger & Tina Delp of Brighton and Renate & Phil Stassi of Roxana; 9 grandchildren, Carrie, Julie E., Jason, Kyle, Erin, Stephanie, Valerie, Kimberly and Julie D.; 11 great grandchildren, 3 sisters & two brothers-in-law, Betty Landers of Wood River, Pearlie & Don Runion of Worden and Dixie & Paul Baldwin of Medora and a brother and sister-in-law, Marvin & Gloria Delp of East Alton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Damon Delp. In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Visitation will continue from 9 am to funeral services at 10 am on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the funeral home with Pastor Chip Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with full military honors by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to the Bethalto First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Roy Delp's wife Erika (Stegmann) Delp's obituary - Erika Delp, 81, passed away unexpectedly at 10:47 am Friday, August 12, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 18, 1929 in Ober-Ramstadt Germany, the daughter of Heinrich and Anna (Stern) Stegmann. Roy and Erika (Stegmann) met in her home town, where he was stationed in Ober-Ramstadt, Germany on March 29, 1947. She came over to the USA in August 1949 and two weeks later they were married on August 20, 1949. They celebrated 59 years of marriage. Roy passed away July 7, 2009. Erika was employed at Owens IL in plant 7 in the packing department for 5 years. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Bethalto and the Alton VFW Ladies AUX. She enjoyed crocheting, watching movies, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Larry Delp of Godfrey, Shirley & Randy Durbin of East Alton, Norman Delp and Lana Scheffel-Delp of Brighton, Roger & Tina Delp of Sorento, IL and Renate & Phil Stassi of Roxana; 9 grandchildren and their spouses, Carrie Delp, Julie Eaker, Jason & Angela Eaker, Kyle & Emily Delp, Erin & Matt Jackson, Stephanie Burney, Valarie & Cory Lucas, Kimberly Stassi and Julie Delp; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Keil of Germany; two brothers, Heinz and Horst Stegmann both of Germany and Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Olga Stegmann and Hedwig Stegmann and two brothers, Rudy and Walter Stegmann. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Funeral services will be at 10 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the funeral home with Pastor Chip Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church of Bethalto.

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(1aaa) Roy Walter & Erika (Stegmann) Delp's son Norman Edward Delp's obituary - Norman Edward Delp, 57, died unexpectedly at 9:02 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Alton on Oct. 30, 1955, one of five children born to the late Roy Walter & Erika (Stegmann) Delp. Norman grew up in Bethalto, and graduated in 1973 from Civic Memorial High School. He was a resident of Sand Springs, Ok., for many years where he was the owner/operator of Tulsa Pools in Tulsa, Ok. He returned back to the area in 2000, and was a member of Plasters and Cemetery Masons Local 90 out of Troy, and worked primarily with RCS Construction in Wood River. For the past eleven years Norman has been in a loving relationship with Lana Scheffel, and the two married Aug. 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she survives. Also surviving are a son & daughter in law. Kyle & Emilie Delp of Wood River; a daughter, Julie Delp, and her companion, Tyler Christensen of Bixby, Ok.; three grandchildren, Emma Delp, Jenna Foutch, and Callie Christensen; two sisters & brothers in law, Shirley & Randy Durbin of East Alton, and Renate & Phil Stassi of Roxana; two brothers, Larry Delp of Godfrey and Roger Delp of Sorento. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Ed Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in the Borlin Cemetery in rural Eldred. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the Crawford Funeral Home.

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(1a) Loren Vanausdoll and his 2nd wife Martha E. (Gilmore) Vanausdoll's son Raymond Vanausdoll's obituary - VANAUSDOLL. Died 17-10-1952. Raymond Vanausdoll, 60, a Jerseyville painter, died October 17 at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. He had been in failing health for several weeks and had been taken to the hospital that day. He was born at Otterville on July 23, 1892. He is survived by 1 son, Harold A. Vanausdoll of - - - ; and 1 Grandson, Robert Vanausdoll of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Laverne S. Poole, pastor of Baptist church officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(1a) John and Frances "Fannie" (Lane) Balcom's daughter Claudia Idell (Balcom) Varney's obituary - VARNEY. Died 02-02-1968. Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, for Mrs. Claudia Idell Varney, wife of Edward J. Varney, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jersey Community hospital Thursday, February 2 at 11 pm. She had been ill for some time. Rev. Ray Herwig, pastor of the Delhi Baptist church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A daughter of the late John and Frances (Lane) Balcom, she was born in Jersey County July 2, 1893. Her age at death was 74 years, 7 months, and 27 days. Mrs. Varney was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving Mrs. Varney in addition to her husband, are 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy Fischer and Mrs. Leonard Richey, and 1 son, John Varney, all of Godfrey, 6 grandchildren, 7 g-grandchildren, and 1 brother, John Balcom of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, Lee Balcom, and 1 sister, Mrs. Jesse White.

(Note: Correction: Per Aunt Claudia's death certificate the day of death was Feb 29, 1968 - Allen Austin.)

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Claudia Idell (Balcom) Varney's husband Edward J. Varney's obituary - VARNEY. Died 30-05-1981. Services for Edward J. Varney, 93, of 614 4th St. Jerseyville will be conducted at 11 am, June 2 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. His death occurred at 10:30 am may 30 at Alton Memorial hospital. A self-employed carpenter, he was born October 31, 1887 in Otterville, a son of William and Josephine (Hetzel) Varney. He is survived by 1 daughter, Edna Richey of Godfrey; 6 grandchildren and 10 g-grandchildren. His parents, wife, the former Claudia Balcom, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Monday at the Funeral Home.

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(2a) John and Frances "Fannie" (Lane) Balcom's son John L Balcom was born in Otterville, Illinois on 16 Nov 1898. John L married Alice Ruth Wolsey and had 4 children. He passed away on 30 Jul 1982 in Jerseyville,

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(1aa) John L. and Alice Ruth (Wolsey) Balcom's son John Stephen Balcom's obituary - Died June 4, 1951 - John Stephen Balcom, a clerk In the Tri City store here, died Monday at 1 a.m. in Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrolltnn. He had been ill only several days and a patient in the hospital since Saturday. A son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Balcom, he was born April 9, 1921, in Jerseyvillp. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Doris Kathleen Balcom; two sons. Jackie G., and Stephen M.: a sister, Mrs. Wanda Reynolds of Dow, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eva J. Woolsey of Jerseyville. Ceremonial rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jacoby funeral home. Interment will be In Oak Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

(3) Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll's son Allen Vanausdoll's obituary - Allen Vanausdoll, died 01-15-1949. Allen Vanausdoll, 79 years, 2 months, 4 days, a retired farmer of Otterville, died January 15 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ross Seago, on Harbert St., Jerseyville. He was the son of the late Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll and he was born in Christian County, Illinois, on November 11, 1869.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lenora Vanausdoll of Otterville, 1 son, Allen Laverne Vanausdoll of Alton and 1 daughter, Mrs. Seago of Jerseyville; 1 brother, James Vanausdoll, Dow; 7 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Raymond Seago of Jerseyville officiated at the service and burial was in Noble cemetery.

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(1a) Allen and Lenora (Krchner) Vanausdoll's son Allen Laverne Vanausdoll's wife Velma E. (Hinman) Vanausdoll's obituary - Velma E. (Hinman) Vanausdoll, 94, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. She was born on Feb. 25, 1910, in Athensville, Ill., to Elmer and Dolla (Barnard) Hinman. She married Allen Laverne Vanausdoll in Carlinville on Dec. 26, 1931. They were married for over 68 years before he died on May 15, 2000. Over the years, they resided in Otterville, Alton and Shipman.

She will be remembered for her many years as a seamstress, quilter, crafter and gardener of flowers, especially roses. She loved to travel and made several journeys around the United States and Canada with her family and friends. She authored three books in her 70s and 80s. She was a Cub Scout den mother, active in the Girl Scouts, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1308, the Rebekahs and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, in which she received a 50-year member in 2000.

Survivors include one daughter, Vivian Helmantoler of Concord, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Loretta Vanausdoll of Wood River; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Belle Quinn of Jerseyville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Anthony; a brother, Merrill Byron; and a sister, Essie Jean. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Shipman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Elder Care Nursing Home in Alton. Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Mr. & Mrs. Allen Laverne Vanausdoll's son Richard Vanausdoll's obituary - Richard Vanausdoll, 30, a native of Jersey County, was slain last Wednesday night in Denver, Colorado. A 22 year old one time garage worker is being held by Denver police in connection with the tragedy. Vanausdoll was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Laverne Vanausdoll of Shipman. He was born at Otterville and resided there until he was about two years old when the family moved to Alton. Mrs. Vanausdoll, her daughter, Mrs. Damon Helmontoler of Peoria, her sister, Mrs. Annabell Quinn of Jerseyville, and mother, Mrs. John Ortlieb of Alton, returned Tuesday from Denver where they had gone after receiving word of the incident.

The body of Mr. Vanausdoll is at Staten Funeral Home in Alton where visitation was held. The Methodist church in Shipman was the scene of the funeral and burial was in Shipman cemetery. Vanausdoll and his wife, Edna (Easter) Vanausdoll, and their children had resided in Denver for about a year. He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad in Denver, and had previously been an engineer and a switchman for the Illinois Terminal Railroad in Alton. According to reports Vanausdoll was killed by a charge from a shotgun fired as he approached a car in front of his southeast Denver home. The victim's widow, Edna, 28, was reportedly being held for investigation. According to Denver police, the man in custody and Vanausdoll's wife admitted to carrying on a romance. The victim was a veteran of the Korean conflict having served 4 years. He is the holder of the Bronze Star.

Surviving are his parents; his widow; 1 son, Randy, 1 daughter, Elizabeth; 2 foster children, Becky and Cheryl Pope of Denver, 1 sister, Mrs. Damon Helomontoler of Peoria, 1 brother, Marvin Vanausdoll, who is serving in the Navy, his grandmothers, Mrs. Allen Vanausdoll, a resident of Otterville for many years and now residing with the Vanausdoll family at Shipman, and Mrs. John Ortlieb of Alton.

(4) Caleb & Martha (Hewitt) Vanausdoll's son Charles W. Vanausdoll was born 8-22-1863 in Jersey County, IL, and died 10-30-1939 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Scenic Hill Cemetery, Quarry Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Rena E. Gowin 11-29-1885 in Jersey County, IL. Charles and Rena (Gowin) Vanausdoll had these children-Everett Charles Vanausdoll, Otis Vanausdoll, and Ada Vanausdoll.

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(1a) Charles & Rena (Gowin) Vanausdoll's son Everett Charles Vanausdoll's obituary - Everett Charles Vanausdoll, died 11-02-1953. Everett Charles Vanausdoll, 65, died November 2. He resided several miles northeast of Jerseyville, and was fatally stricken with a heart attack while working in a field at his farm. Others in the field, at a distance, including Mrs. Vanausdoll, saw him lying on the ground and death occurred before medical aid could be summoned. He was the son of the late Charles & Rena (Gowins) Vanausdoll and was born in Jersey County, September 18, 1888.

Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Vanausdoll; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Abbott of Zion, Illinois and Miss Marlene Vanausdoll, Kane; 5 sons, Charles A., Jerseyville, Truman of River Rouge, Michigan, Willie W, Fifeldon; A1/c Donald L. Vanausdoll, stationed at Craig Air Force Base, Selma, Alabama, and Darrell D., Kane; 3 grandchildren; 1 brother, Otis Vanausdoll of Grafton and 1 sister, Mrs. Ada Hooper of Jerseyville. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America Lodge in Grafton.

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Everett Charles Vanausdoll's wife Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll's obituary - Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll, died 07-28-1983. Carolene Vanausdoll, 89, of Jerseyville, died July 28, at St. Luke's East hospital, St. Louis. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born November 9, 1893 in Jersey County, daughter of the late Richard & Pauline (Gisy) Quitt. Her husband, Everett C. Vanausdoll, whom she married December 9, 1911, died November 3, 1953.

Surviving are 4 Sons, Truman, Dearbourne, Michigan, Willie, Fieldon, Donald, Jerseyville and Darrell, Toledo, Ohio; 2 Daughters, Paulene Abbott, Jerseyville and Marlene Schmidt, Wabasha, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren and 19 g-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to United Methodist church.

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(1aa) Everett & Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll's son Charles A. Vanausdoll's obituary - Charles A. Vanausdoll, died 03-12-1982. Charles A. Vanausdoll, 67, retired Jerseyville businessman, died March 12 at Jersey Community hospital. He had been in ill health for some time. The WW II veteran owned and operated Vanausdoll Plumbing & Heating and was a Pioneer Seed Corn salesman. He was also manager of Vanauasdoll Apartments.

Born April 20, 1914 in Grafton, he was a son of Everett & Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll and was a member of First United Methodist church. He was a past 12th District Commander of the Vfw and past Commander of Jerseyville VFW, manager of the former Vfw Corvett Drum & Bugle Corps and All American Pom Pom Drill Team, and was a member of the American Legion, Farm Bureau and Masonic Lodge. He had also served on the Illinois Valley ec Development Corp and the Jersey Water Boards.

Surviving are his wife, Lura (Mourning) Vanausdoll whom he married December 14, 1940 in Grafton; 1 daughter, Janet Wiegand, Jerseyville; her mother, Carolene Vanausdoll, Jerseyville; 4 brothers, Truman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Darrell, Toledo, Ohio; Willie of Fieldon and Donald of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Pauline Abbott of Jerseyville and Marlene Schmidt of Wabasha, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his father, and 1 daughter, Mary Ellen, who died October 14, 1946. Masonic services were conducted at Jacoby Funeral Home where services were held. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

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(2aa) Charles Everett and Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll's son Donald Lee Vanausdoll's obituary - Donald Lee Vanausdoll, 75, after a brief battle with cancer, went to be with the Lord at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at his home in Jerseyville with his family at his side. He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Grafton to Charles Evert and Carolene (Quitt) Vanausdoll. He married the former Josephine "Joan" Arter on Sept. 21, 1955, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville. Father John J. Clancy performed their marriage. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21, 2005. A 1949 graduate of Jersey Community High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After being discharged from the Air Force, he returned home to farm in rural Jersey County. After 30 years of service, he retired from Dixon Distributing Co. and ran Don's Coil Services until his illness. He was a past commander of the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, watching Rams football and Cardinals baseball. He was a proud and dedicated grandfather who never missed a moment of his grandchildren's lives and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived and will be sadly missed by four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kim Vanausdoll of Arthur, Ill., and Marty and Shelley Vanausdoll, Mark and Bev Vanausdoll and Marlon and Sheri Vanausdoll, all of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren, Jamie and her husband, John Williams, Kyle and Brooke Vanausdoll, Marissa and her husband, Dylan Griffith, Chris, Josh, Andrew Vanausdoll and Craig Vanausdoll, all of Jerseyville, Jared Vanausdoll, Bradley Vanausdoll and his dear friend, Corrine Chancellor, Shawn and his wife, Jessica Vanausdoll, all of Arthur, Leigh Ann Vanausdoll of Springfield, Ill., and Jason Vanausdoll of Fort Worth, Texas; four great-grandsons, Marcus Vanausdoll of Arthur and Kellen and Griffin Williams and Keegan Griffith, all of Jerseyville; a sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and William Schmidt of Wabasha, Minn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Darrel and Eve Vanausdoll of Cardwell, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Lila Vanausdoll of Eldred; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Truman and Willie Vanausdoll; a sister, Paulene Abbott; and two grandchildren, Kara Vanausdoll, on July 18, 1989, and Ryan Vanausdoll, on July 20, 1980. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a prayer service will be at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father D. Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites. Memorials may be given to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Schools, Jersey County Relay for Life or to Masses.

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(1aaaa) Donald Lee Vanausdoll and Josephine "Joan" (Arter) Vanausdoll's grandson and their son Marty Vanausdoll's son Kyle Adam Vanausdoll's obituary - Kyle Adam Vanausdoll, 27, went to be with the Lord at 4:47 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. He was born in Jerseyville on May 31, 1983, and was one of four children born to Marty and Shelley (Smith) Vanausdoll. Kyle attended St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School, and graduated from Jersey Community High School with the class of 2001, and with the class of 2003 from Ranken Technical College. He was employed as a Local 649 union electrician with Wegman Electric.

Kyle is survived by his parents, Marty and Shelley Vanausdoll of Jerseyville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jamie and John Williams and Brooke Vanausdoll all of Jerseyville; two nephews, Kellen and Griffin Williams. Kyle also leaves behind his loving fiancee, Emily Warford of Grafton, whom he was to marry on June 4, 2011. He also leaves behind a grandmother, Joan Vanausdoll of Jerseyville; eight uncles and nine aunts, Mike and Kim Vanausdoll of Arthur, Mark and Bev Vanausdoll, Marlon and Sherry Vanausdoll, Clifford and Janet McCarry, all of Jerseyville, Kirby and Carol McCarry of Carrollton, Burma Jones of Jerseyville, Kathy McCarry of Jacksonville, Greg McCarry of Jerseyville, Becky and Phillip Tonsor of Grafton and Doug and Lori Smith of Jerseyville; 29 cousins and countless close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ryan Vanausdoll; maternal grandparents, Douglas and Janis Smith; paternal grandfather, Donald Vanausdoll, all of Jerseyville; an uncle, Denny McCarry of Jacksonville; and cousin, Kara Vanausdoll of Arthur. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School in Kyle's honor.

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(3aa) Everett C. and M. Carolene Quitt Vanausdoll's son Willie Warren Vanausdoll's obituary - Willie Warren Vanausdoll, 81, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at his residence in rural Eldred. He was born in rural Grafton on Feb. 13, 1923, to Everett C. and M. Carlene Quitt Vanausdoll. He attended schools in Jersey County and graduated from Jersey Community High School. He entered the Army in World War II, joining the 964th Engineer Corps. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the area and on April 18, 1947, married the former Lila Fraley, who survives him. He farmed in Jersey and Greene counties until he retired in 1987. He was a member of the Mount Gilead Baptist Church of Carrollton. He and his wife had been active members of the Jersey County Grand Squares since 1965. He also enjoyed baseball, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Eugene W. Vanausdoll and his wife, Kathryn, of Clermont, Ga.; his daughter, Sandy Wagner and her husband, Dan, of rural Carrollton; four grandchildren, Betsy Vanausdoll of Buford, Ga., David Vanausdoll of Cincinnati, and Ashley and Andrew Wagner of Carrollton; two brothers, Donald and his wife, Joan, of Jerseyville, Darrel and his wife, Eva, of Cardwell, Mo.; a sister, Marlene Schmidt and husband, Bill, of Wabasha, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents; two brothers, Charles and his wife, Lura, and Truman and his wife, Audrey; and a sister, Paulene Abbott and her husband, Jim; a niece, Janet Wiegand; and two nephews, Gene Schmidt and Lance Fraley, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Don Staten will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Mount Gilead Baptist Church of Carrollton. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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(2a) Charles & Rena (Gowin) Vanausdoll's son Otis Vanausdoll was born in 1887 and died in 1968 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Scenic Hill Cemetery, Quarry Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Cassandra O. Heath 7-1-1906. She was born in 1890 and died in 1953 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Scenic Hill Cemetery. Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll had 8 children-Chester Heath Vanausdoll, Daniel Liberty Vanausdoll, Jack Vanausdoll, Robert Vanausdoll, Otis Raymond Vanausdoll, Timothy Vanausdoll, Geraldine Vanausdoll, and Ila Vanausdoll.

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(1aa) Otis and Cassie (Heath) Vanausdoll's son Chester Heath Vanausdoll's obituary - Chester Heath Vanausdoll, died-09-1963. Chester Heath Vanausdoll, 56 years, 4 months, 3 days, became ill at his home in Grafton and was moved to Jersey Community hospital where he was dead on arrival. He was a commercial fisherman and was born in Grafton on may 10, 1907, a son of Otis Vanausdoll and the late Cassie (Heath) Vanausdoll.

Surviving are his wife Edna; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Fritico, Lake of Ozarks, Missouri; his father, who resides in Wilmington, California; 5 brothers, Robert and Jack Vanausdoll of Wilmington, California, Daniel Vanausdoll of Memphis, Tennessee, and Raymond and Tim Vanausdoll of Grafton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Rowling of Grafton and Mrs. Ila Laubscher, Brighton and 8 grandchildren. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville on September 16, with Rev. Franklin Sipes officiating. Interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery.

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(2aa) Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll's son Daniel Liberty Vanausdale's obituary - Daniel Liberty Vanausdale - died 02-10-1975. Daniel Liberty Vanausdale, 53, of Alton, died February 10 at Alton Memorial hospital. He was born January 26, 1922 at Grafton, he was a son of Otis & Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdale. He was a veteran of WW II and was a meat cutter by trade. Services and visitation were from Jacoby Funeral Home, Grafton. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Wanda Vanausdale; 4 sons, Marc, Daniel and Larry of Alton and Richard Dennis of Rock Falls; 1 daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) Teray, Memphis, Tennessee; 4 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Robert of Grafton, Jack of California, Timothy of Chicago and Raymond of Shipman; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) Rowling of Grafton and Mrs. Harold (Ila) Laubscher, Grafton. His parents, 1 brother and 1 sister preceded him in death.

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(3aa) Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll's son Jack Vanausdale's obituary - Jack Vanausdale, died 03-25-1989. Jack Vanausdale, 54, former Grafton resident, died March 25 at his home in Carson, California. He was a construction laborer and retired in 1970. He was born September 14, 1914 in Grafton to Otis & Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wilmington, California; Elks Lodge of Carson, California, and the Grafton American Legion.

Survivors are, his wife; 2 Daughters, Pamela Vanausdale, Carson, California; Darlene Thomas, Fullerton, California; 2 brothers, Raymond Vanausdoll, Shipman, Illinois and Tim Vanausdoll, Cordell, Oklahoma; 1 sister, Ila laubscher, Grafton. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Chester, Robert and Daniel Van Ausdoll; and 2 sisters, Geraldine Rowlings and Cassandra Watson. Visitation was March 29 from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Grafton Masonic Lodge #341, AF & AM, held Masonic services at the Funeral Home. Funeral services were held, March 30, at Grafton Baptist church with Rev. William Hendricks officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery.

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Jack Vanausdale's wife Hazel Leona Vanausdale's obituary - Hazel Leona Vanausdale, 92, widow of Jack Vanausdale, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Survivors: daughter, Darlene Thomas of Carson and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Scenic Hill Cemetery, Grafton. Crawford F. H. in charge.

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(4aa) Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll's son Robert Vanausdale's obituary - Robert Vanausdale, died 05-28-1988. Robert Vanausdale, 77, of Grafton, died may 28 at Christian hospital NE. He was born July 9, 1910 in Grafton to the Late Otis L. Vanausdale & Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdale. He married Margaret (Hopkins) Vanausdale on September 13, 1941, in Missouri. He was a self employed fisherman for Union Local 82 and was a member of the Elks for 47 years.

Surviving are his wife; 1 sister, Ila Laubscher of Tracy, California; 3 brothers, Jack of Carson, California, Otis Ray of Shipman and Tim of Cordell, Oklahoma; 22 nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted by Elks Lodge #954 on May 31, and Rev. William Hendricks performed the committal service. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Memorials may be given to Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

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(5aa) Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll's daughter Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Laubscher's obituary - Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Laubscher, 84, died at 5:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Grafton to Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll. She married Harold Lee Laubscher Aug. 24, 1962, in Wood River. He survives. They have spent the last 40 years together. A lifelong resident of Grafton, she was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton and the Royal Neighbors. She was a 25-year employee of Owens Illinois Glass Co., retiring as a crew leader.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Louise (Hayes) Baecht of Grafton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Rae Hayes and Gary and Ann Hayes, all of Grafton, and Bryon Laubscher of Collinsville; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ray Vanausdoll of Shipman and Tim Vanausdoll of Cordell, Okla.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Olney Freeman Hayes; a son-in-law, Edward Joseph Baecht; an infant grandson, Zachary Baecht; four brothers, Chester, Robert, Jack and Daniel Vanausdoll; and two sisters, Geraldine Rowling and Cassie Watson. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton, where a Mass will be said at noon Wednesday. Father Bob Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the American Lung Association. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aaa) Freeman and Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Hayes's daughter Enid Louise (Hayes) Baecht's obituary - Enid Louise Baecht, 65, died unexpectedly at 12:11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at her home. A lifelong resident of Grafton, she was born there on May 28, 1939, to Freeman and Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Hayes. She married Edward Joseph Baecht Sr. on May 3, 1958, at the United Methodist Church in Grafton. They shared 39 years together before his death Sept. 24, 1997. She graduated in 1957 from Jersey Community High School and in her early years worked at Owens-Illinois Glass factory, waitressed at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton and did housekeeping at Principia College in Elsah. However, the vast majority of her adult life was dedicated to her family, being the best wife, mother and grandmother she could be.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori and Kenny Griffin and Amy Freeman, all of Grafton; four sons and daughters-in-law, Joe Baecht Jr. of Grafton, Jeff and Cheryl Baecht and Dirk and Kim Baecht, all of Jerseyville, and Andy Baecht, stationed with the U.S. Navy in New Orleans; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Rae Hayes and Gary and Ann Hayes, all of Grafton; a half-brother, Bryon Laubscher of Collinsville; and her stepfather, Harold Laubscher of Grafton.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant grandson, Zachary Baecht; and her stepmother, Muriel Hayes. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton. Father Bob Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to the church, the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

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(2aaa) Freeman and Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Hayes's son Robert "Bobby" Wayne Hayes Sr.'s obituary - Robert "Bobby" Wayne Hayes Sr., 68, died at 11:35 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Grafton on May 31, 1941, and was the son of the late Freeman and Ila Marie (Vanausdoll) Hayes. Bob was raised in Grafton and graduated from Jersey Community High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps. and after his discharge he married Rae Stewart Aug. 19, 1961, in Torrance, Calif. The two made their home there for many years before relocating to Grafton in January 2000. While in Torrance, he was employed with Santee Dairies of Los Angeles, where he was employed as a route salesman for 32 years before retiring in 1994. He also was a member of the executive board of Teamsters Local No. 63 in Los Angeles. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton. He enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors. He was especially fond of hunting, raising mallards and geese until they were strong enough to be released back into nature, fishing, golfing and bowling, woodwoorking and tinkering in his workshop, as well as spending time with his buddies with the Grafton Birdhouse Gang.

Surviving are his wife, Rae Hayes of Grafton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. Jr. and Rebecca Hayes, Joseph Todd and Danine Hayes, all of Torrance, Calif., and Scott Matthew and Janet Hayes of Fullerton, Calif.; his eight grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, and was their biggest fan, Jon Garland, Ashley, Nicholas, Zachary, Samuel, Carina, Matthew and Spencer Hayes; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Ann Hayes of Grafton; a brother, Bryon Laubscher of Collinsville; his stepfather and his wife, Harold and JoAnn Laubscher of Grafton; and a former daughter-in-law, Lisa Garland of Gardena, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father; his mother; an infant brother, Olney Freeman Hayes; and a sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Edward Baecht. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton with Fr. Patrick Gibbons officiating. Grafton American Legion Post 648 will conduct military honors immediately after the Mass. Cremation will take place following the services. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony's Hospice.

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(6aa) Otis and Cassandra (Heath) Vanausdoll's son Otis Raymond Vanausdoll's wife Helen A. (Reece) Vanausdoll's obituary - Helen A. Vanausdoll, 95 of Shipman died at 9:15 P.M. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her residence. She was born on July 6, 1919 in Hillview, Illinois to the late Albert & Vivian Reece. Helen married Otis R. Vanausdoll. He survives and resides in Shipman, Il. She was a homemaker. Besides her husband, survivors include 1 sister; Iola Booten, 1 brother; Albert Reece, 2 step-sons; Michael & Danny Vanausdoll and other members of her family; Mary & Jerry Heigert, Linda & Kenny Smith, Jim Reece, Joe & Mary Reece, Deana Carrigan, Penny & Rodger Turner, Tracie & Danny Crane, many nieces and nephews. Preceding Helen in death were her parents and 2 sisters and brother in law; Mable Allen and Beulah & Petey Carrigan. Per her wishes Helen was cremated.

Ellen (Hewitt) Chance

Ellen (Hewitt) Chance was the daughter of Eliphalet and Martha (Stites) Hewitt Sr. and a sister to John H. Hewitt. She was born in 1834. She married Lewis Chance 8-19-1852 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in 1827. Lewis and Ellen (Hewitt) Chance had these children-a daughter Emma Chance born 6-4-1854 in Jersey County, IL, and a son Lewis Chance (there may have been other children). They apparently later moved from Jersey County, IL to the Litchfield, Montgomery County, IL area. Ellen (Hewitt) Chance's husband Lewis Chance was the son of Ezekiel Chance an early Jersey County settler. Below is more information about Ezekiel Chance.

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Ezekiel Chance was born in Wayne county, North Carolina, December 10, 1798. He is the youngest of a family of twelve children of Benjamin and Rachael Chance, who were old settlers of North Carolina. Mr. Chance was a soldier in the war of the revolution. He participated in many of the campaigns of that struggle. In 1804 he removed with his family to Grason county, Virginia. He died, at the advanced age of seventy-seven years, in 1817. His occupation was that of a farmer. His wife was born in 1750, and died at the residence of her son, Ezekiel, at the green old age of one hundred years, four months, and three days.

Mr. Ezekiel Chance was educated in the schools of Virginia. In 1816 he removed, with his father's family, to Wayne county, Kentucky, where he cleared up a farm. When not quite twenty-one years of age he was married to Mrs. Ruth Stewart, daughter of Peter and Orpha Edwards. By that union they had two boys and one girl, only one of whom is now living.

In 1828 Mr. C. disposed of his property in Kentucky, and moved to Illinois, and in the fall of that year located in Madison county; remained there about one year, when he settled in the present limits of Jersey county. In 1831 he settled on the farm where he now resides. He was quite poor when he landed in this state. He is noted for his strict integrity and honorable dealing. He is now the owner of one of the most fertile and productive farms in the county. Mr. C. says he has always been an old line whig. When he votes he selects those he considers the best men, regardless of political views.

Mrs. Chance died, at their residence, in the fall of 1828. He was married, in December, 1831, to Miss Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of Philip and Polly Grimes. They have had two children. Henry Clay Chance, their son, resides near the old homestead, and Louis Chance, son by his first wife, resides in Montgomery county, Illinois, near Lichfield. Mr. Chance has always devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits and stock growing, and has done considerable to develope the resources of the township where he resides. As an old settler he is highly respected by a large circle of friends.

(Note: The above information about Ezekiel Chance is from - Biographies in the Atlas Map of Jersey County, Illinois by Andreas, Lyter & Co., Davenport, IA, 1872. Ezekiel's son Lewis is misspelled as Louis in the article.)

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Ellen (Hewitt) Chance's husband Lewis Chance's father Ezekiel Chance's obituary - Ezekiel Chance, one of the earliest settlers of this part of Illinois, died on the 18th after a lingering illness. He was born in Virginia in 1798, he came from Kentucky to Illinois in 1828, where he has lived up to the time of his death, making him a resident of Illinois for 47 years. He was 77 years of age in October last. The old landmarks are being cut down by that all devouring scythe of time, death. Soon there will be none left to tell of early times and hardships endured among the first settlers of Illinois. Jersey County Democrat, January 21, 1875.

Marion Edward Keown

Marion Edward Keown died at home of son, Thomas E. Keown near Plainview on 4 Apr. 1928. Funeral from home of Son, Alonzo V. Keown. Elder T.J. Roady. Burial in Lax cemetery. Resident of Bethany neighborhood. Born in New Douglas, Madison County, 4 October 1860, son of Isom and Elizabeth Voiles Keown. Married Elzina Burch, 30 March 1885. Children: Alonzo V. of Jerseyville, Thomas E. of Plainview, Maude Abbott of Kane, Eva Keown of Detroit, Mich. 2 brothers, Thomas H. and L.C. Keown. Mrs. Keown died 26 April 1924.

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Marion Edward Keown's wife Elzina (Burch) Keown was born 6-20-1867 and died 4-6-1924. She was the daughter of Elijah and Lucinda (Holmes) Burch. Her burial was in Lax cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Marion and Elzina (Burch) Keown had 4 children-Alonzo Vincent Keown, Thomas Edward Keown, Maudie Alvina Keown, and Eva B. Keown.

(1) Marion and Elzina (Burch) Keown's son Alonzo Vincent Keown was born in 1886 and died in 1967. He married Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Clara Margaret Freand. She was born April 5, 1893 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died Aug, 2, 1943 in a St. Louis hospital. She married Alonzo Vincent Keown 7-3-1913 and they had 2 daughters-Florence Oletha Keown (1917-1919) who died in infancy, and Geneva (Keown) Koenig born 5-7-1923 near Kane, IL, died 9-5-2003 in Jerseyville, IL, married George Washington Koenig 3-31-1951 and they had a son George William Koenig. Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown are both buried in Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown's obituary - Mrs. Clara M. Keown, 5O, wife of A. V. Keown, 711 Barr avenue, of this city, died Monday morning, Aug. 2, in a St. Louis hospital. She was a daughter of the late Barney and Rose Mary Kraushaar. Her father was a native of Saxony, Germany, and her mother was born in Jersey county, She was born April 5, 1893. She had been employed in the Western Cartridge Co. at East Alton and last worked there late in June. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Geneva O. Keown of Jerseyville; three brothers, John Freand, Louis A. Freand of Jerseyville and Henry M. Freand of Kane. She is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. Mary Dunham, Mrs. Elizabeth Gier, Mrs. Annie Beidermann, Mrs. Jud Foster of Jerseyville and Mrs. Viola Freer of Godfrey. Funeral services will be from the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 4, at 2:30. The Rev. Arthur A. Vim, pastor of Jerseyville Baptist church, will officiate, and interment will be in Lax cemetery. One daughter, Florence Oletha Keown, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Edward Keown, preceded her in death. The body may be viewed at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Chapel on North State street in this city.

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(1a) Alonzo and Clara (Freand) Keown's daughter Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's obituary - Geneva Pearl Koenig, 80, died peacefully at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born May 7, 1923, in Jersey County, just west of Kane, to Alonzo Vincent and Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown. She married George Washington Koenig on March 31, 1951, at the Holy Ghost Rectory. He survives. A 1941 graduate of Jersey Township High School, she was a beautician, operating Gen's Beauty Salon out of her home on Normoor Drive. She retired in 1995 after serving her customers for 26 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the piano and painting. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Altar Society, VFW Auxiliary and Tri-County Antique Club and was a Daughter of the American Revolution.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 52 years, are a son and daughter-in-law, George William and Dottie Koenig of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Christina and Norman Fabry of Alsip and Michael and Jennifer Koenig of Jerseyville; and a great-granddaughter, Shelby Ann Koenig. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Florence Oletha Keown. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel, in Jerseyville, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial was at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

(Note: Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's mother Clara Margaret (Freand) Keown was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her mother Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand was a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar).

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Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's husband George Washington Koenig's obituary - JERSEYVILLE George Washington Koenig, 96, died at 9:06 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. George was born in Calhoun County, just west of Kampsville, on Feb. 22, 1918, one of seven children born of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Herzog) Koenig. He attended school at St. Anselem's in Kampsville, and served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. For many years, he was employed with McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, retiring on Jan. 1, 1985, as an expeditor in the production control unit after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 492, VFW Post 4528, Moose Lodge and the Tri County Antique Club, all in Jerseyville. He married the former Geneva Keown on March 13, 1951, in the rectory of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and she passed away on Sept. 5, 2003, after 52 years of marriage. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, George William and Dottie Koenig of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Christina and Norman "Chip" Fabry of Grafton and Michael and Jennifer Koenig of Jerseyville; two great- grandchildren, Shelby Ann Koenig and Hunter Adam Koenig. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Koenig and Charles Koenig; and four sisters, Mary Roth, Clara Kelly, Elizabeth Hughes and Mildred Hughes. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until 12:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools or to the American Legion Post 492 Color Guard.

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Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's husband George Washington Koenig's sister Mildred B. (Koenig) Hughes's obituary - Mildred B. Hughes, 90, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, just two days shy of her 91st birthday, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Kampsville on Sept. 5, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Herzog) Koenig. Mildred moved to Jerseyville in 1943 and began working at the International Shoe Factory as a shoe cutter. She married Charles Hughes Sr. on Oct. 23, 1948, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and together they shared nearly 33 years together before his death on April 7, 1981.

Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Georgia and Gilbert Kallal of Florissant, Mo.; three sons and daughters in law, Charles and Melodee Hughes Jr. of Godfrey, Joseph Hughes of Godfrey, and Dr. Raymond and Diane Hughes of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Charles Hughes III and his fiance Sara Tojo of Collinsville, Stephanee Hughes, a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Benjamin Kallal of Ames, Iowa, Adam Kallal of Florissant, Mo., Robert Hughes and Kimberly Hughes, both students at the University of Illinois-Champaign, and John Hughes of Jerseyville; and a brother, George Koenig of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Koenig and Joseph Koenig; and three sisters, Mary Roth, Clara Kelly and Elizabeth Hughes. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Holy Ghost Altar Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to Masses.

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(1aa) Geneva Pearl (Keown) Koenig's son George William Koenig's wife Dottie May (DeSherlia) Koenig's mother Lorraine E. (Wood) DeSherlia Anderson's obituary - Lorraine E. Anderson, 85, died at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, where she had been admitted earlier that day. She was born in St. Louis on Oct. 6, 1923, one of seven children born to William and Edna (Stock) Wood Sr. During World War II, she worked at Kroger and A & P grocery stores in St. Louis. After her marriage to Adam DeSherlia, she moved to Grafton and was a waitress at various restaurants including Pete and Bess, the Reubel Hotel, Peg and Stan's and the Riverside Inn. During her marriage to DeSherlia, they were blessed with three daughters. She later married Howard B. Anderson on July 10, 1956, in Oklahoma, and they shared 26 years together before his death on Feb. 28, 1983. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville and was a 50-year member of the Hardin Eastern Star, a member of the Jerseyville Business and Professional Women's Organization and was a former Girl Scout Leader. In her later years of life, she enjoyed working at Bev's Nifty Gift Shop, owned by her daughter.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Beverly Greenlee of Jerseyville, Henrietta and James Klunk of Kane and Dottie and George Koenig of Jerseyville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tammy Klunk of Kane, Sandy and Robert Strauss of Medora, Chrissy and Chip Fabry of Alsip and Mike and Jennifer Koenig of Jerseyville; four great-grandchildren, R.J. and Austin Strauss and Shelby and Hunter Koenig; a brother, Norman Wood of St. Peters, Mo.; and three sisters, Dorothy and Berenice Bates, both of Jerseyville, and Harriette "Pat" Indermark of St. Louis. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Wood Jr.; a sister, Edna May Etter; and two sons-in-law, William Neil Poleet and William Greenlee Jr. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24. Her nephew, the Rev. Donald Sherman, will officiate. Burial will be at Borlin Cemetery in rural Eldred. Memorials may be made to the Jersey County Health Department.

(2) Marion and Elzina (Burch) Keown's son Thomas Edward Keown was born in 1888 and died 1968. He married Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's daughter Fannie Christina Freand. She was born in 1891 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died in 1916 in Jersey County, IL. She married Thomas Edward Keown 6-26-1913 in Jersey County, IL. They are both buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Thomas and Fannie (Freand) Keown had a son Hershel H. Keown born in 1915 and died in 1917. He is buried in Lax Cemetery in English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Thomas Edward Keown's wife Fannie Christina (Freand) Keown was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her mother Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand was a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar).

(3) Marion and Elzina (Burch) Keown's daughter Eva B. Keown's obituary - Eva B. Keown, 83, died at 4:45 pm 10 October 1979 at Garnet's Chateau where she had resided since march. She was born in Greene county 13 November 1895, a daughter of the late Marion and Elizabeth Birch Keown and was a retired domestic worker. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. Visitation from 6 to 9 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the funeral will be conducted at 1:30, 13 October by the Rev. V. Clay Noah, Jr. Cremation will follow the services.

(4) Marion and Elzina (Burch) Keown's daughter Maudie Alvina (Keown) Abbott's obituary - Maudie Alvina (Keown) Abbott, born 02-12-1891, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-04-1973, buried 00-04-1973, Kane Cemetery. Funeral services for Maudie Alvina Abbott, 81, of rural route, Kane will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Garland Williams officiating. Her death occurred April 17 at boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. She was born December 2, 1891 in Jersey County the daughter of Marion and Elzina Elizabeth Burch Keown. Her husband was the late Samuel L. Abbott.

Her survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Frank (Effie) Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Eylene Walthers, Justice, Mrs Robert (Clara) Smith, Thayer, Mrs Elzina Morris, Lebanon, N.J., Mrs. Harold (Ellen) Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Marion (Eunice) Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs William (Betty) Walters, Las Animas, Colorado, and Mrs Lindel (Wanda) Wilkinson, Kane; five sons, Leo, William, and Samuel of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, Robert of Milwaukee, Wis.; 55 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva Keown of St. Louis. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

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Maudie (Keown) Abbott's husband Samuel Lester Abbott's obituary - Samuel Lester Abbott, born 02-08-1892, Greene County, Illinois, died 08-27-1970, buried 08-30-1970, Kane Cemetery. Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Samuel Lester Abbott, 78, of Kane whose death occured Sunday morning at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Rev Garland Williams of Jerseyville officiated at the services and interment was in Kane Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born Feb 18, 1892 in Greene County a son of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott.

His survivors are his wife Maudel A. Keown Abbott; five sons, Leo, Samuel A. and William H. of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, and Herschel R. of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight daughters, Mrs Elzina Morris, Jerseyville, Mrs Ellen Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Eunice Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs Wanda Wilinson, Kane, Mrs Effie Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Elplena Walthers, Chicago, Mrs Clara Smith, Thayer, and Mrs Betty Walters, Los Animas, CO; 55 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert A. Abbott of Kane and Howard Abbott of Jerseyville; and one sister, Mrs Emily Ashlock of Kane. His parents, one son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

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(1a) Samuel L. and Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's son Herschell Robert Abbott's obituary - Herschell Robert Abbott, 79, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Harborside Health Care Center in Bowling Green, Ky. He was born July 30, 1928, west of Kane, the son of Samuel L. and Maudie A (Keown) Abbott. Bob was a retired barber residing in Milwaukee, Wis., for many years before relocating to Bowling Green several years ago.

He is survived by six sisters, Effie E. Ploto of Detroit, Mich., Clara Smith of Springfield, Ill., Elvina "Shine" Morris of Jerseyville, Ellen Holmes of Carrollton, Eunice "Toots" Hinson of Alton, Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green; two brothers, Alonzo "Jack" Abbott of Jerseyville and Samuel Abbott of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Thomas L., William H., and Emerson Leo Abbott; and two sisters Maudie "Betty" Walters and Eileen Walters. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery.

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(2a) Samuel L. and Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's daughter Elzina L. (Abbott) Morris's obituary - Elzina L. Morris, 89, died at 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Jerseyville after battling cancer. She was born June 12, 1919, in Kane , the daughter of Samuel and Maude (Keown) Abbott. For many years she had been employed as a nanny caring for many children and was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. Surviving are two daughters, Ella Jane Pointer of Jerseyville, and Priscilla Lane of Dow; three sons, Benny Morris and Gilbert Morris, both of Jerseyville, and Delbert Morris of Dalton, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eunice Hinson of Alton and Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green, Ky.; two brothers, Samuel Abbott of Carrollton and Alonzo "Jack" Abbott of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Effie Polito, Eylene Walther, Clara Smith, Ellen Holmes, Betty Walters; and her brothers, Thomas L., William H., Emerson Leo, Herschel Robert Abbott. Per her request her body has been cremated and private family memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(3a) Samuel L. and Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's daughter Eunice M. (Abbott) Hinson 's obituary - Eunice M. (Abbott) Hinson, 87, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Blu Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Godfrey. She was born May 7, 1924, west of Kane one of 14 children born to Samuel and Maudie (Keown) Abbott. She married George L. Hinson on June 30, 1942. He died on March 10, 1966. Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Lewis Gene Hinson and George Estel Hinson, both of Alton, and Rick Allen and Caroline Hinson of High Bridge, N.J.; a son-in-law, Raymond Buel Smith of Frenchtown, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green, Ky.; and two brothers, Alonzo "Jack" Abbott of Jerseyville and Samuel Abbott of Carrollton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Wanda Marie (Hinson) Smith; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Alice Hinson; six sisters, Elzina Morris, Effie Polito, Clara Smith, Ellen Holmes, Maudie "Betty" Walters, and Eylene Walther; and four brothers, Thomas L., William H., Emerson Leo, and Herschel Robert Abbott. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Otter Creek Historical Society of Otterville or to the 5As Animal Shelter in Alton.

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(4a) Samuel L. and Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's son Alonzo Delbert "Jack" Abbott's obituary - Alonzo Delbert "Jack" Abbott, 90, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Kane Township in Greene County, Ill., on Aug. 8, 1922, and was one of 14 children born to the late Samuel and Maude (Keown) Abbott. Jack attended the country schools of Kane, and served in combat overseas in Germany during World War II, and also served his country during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the service, Jack returned to Kane, where he farmed and did various jobs before assuming a position as a machine operator at AO Smith in Granite City, where he was employed for 25 years before his retirement in 1980. He first married Loretta (Wilkinson) Abbott and together they had four children, Sandra, Jeffrey, Steve and Bruce. He then married Ramona (Hilyard) Gansz on Jan. 17, 1977, in Godfrey and they shared 30 years together before her death on Sept. 6, 2007.

Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Sandra and Aaron Hayes of Kane, Jeffrey and Carol Abbott of Jerseyville, Steve Abbott of Kane, Bruce and Jamie Abbott of Jerseyville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Abbott of Jerseyville; a sister, Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green, Ky.; and two stepdaughters, Linda Douglas of Kansas City, Mo., and Beverly Cover of Bunker Hill, along with their children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Stout; a stepgranddaughter, Zoe Gettings; seven sisters, Effie Politto, Ellen Holmes, Betty Walters, Eunice Hinson, Elzina Morris, Clara Smith and Eileen Walters; and four brothers, Leo Abbott, Thomas Abbott, William Abbott and Herschel "Bob" Abbott. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Kane Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville or the St. John's Hospital Neo Natal ICU in Springfield.

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(5a) Samuel L. & Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's son Emerson Leo Abbott's obituary - Emerson Leo Abbott, 83, formerly of Kane, died at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Greenwood Manor West Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He was born west of Kane Aug. 25, 1913, the son of the late Samuel L. & Maudie (Keown) Abbott. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II being stationed in the Asiatic Pacific and received two Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He married the former Lola Margeson Dec. 28, 1949, in Greene County. She survivies. They farmed all their married lives on farms west of Kane except for eight yeras when he was foreman of the Illinois State Highway Department crew servicing roads in parts of Greene and Jersey counties. They retired from farming in 1986 when they moved to Jerseyville. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as being a staunch supporter of Democrat politics.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Edison Leo Abbott of Kane and John Abbott of Jerseyville; four daughters, Ruby Weller of Wood River, Margaret Newberry of Dow, Eunice Gibson of Godfrey and Roberta Shipley of Eldred; 19 grandchildren, Ginger Laslie, Rechele Weller, Carrie Abbott, James Weller, Johnnie Abbott, StellaLynn Abbott, Angel Gibson, Matthew Weller, Ricky Gibson II, Jennifer Isringhausen, John Shipley III, Danny Abbott, Billy Isringhausen, Justin Shipley, Misty Stanfield, Jake Abbott, Curt Farmer Jr., Kayla Griffin and Joshua Griffin; seven great-grandchildren, Layne Bolser, Johnny Laslie, Carlie Widman, Katie Laslie and Jesse Edison Johnson; three brothers, Alonzo "Jack" Abbott of Jerseyville, Samuel "Sug" Abbott of Los Animas, CO., and Herschel "Bob" Abbott of Milwaukee, WI; and seven sisters, Effie E. Polito of Detroit, Eylene Walthers of Justice, Clara Smith of Springfield, Elzina "Shine" Morris of Jerseyville, Ellen Holmes of Carrollton, Eunice "Toots" Hinson of Alton and Wanda Wilkerson of Bowling Green, KY. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Abbott Stanfield, Nov. 14, 1987; a son-in-law, John Shipley Jr.; two brothers, Thomas L. and William Harrison Abbott; a sister, Maudie "Betty" Walters; and mother and father-in-law, Jesse and Hazel Margeson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford-Holden Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. He will be laid to rest with full military honors by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 at the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charity Christian Center of Jerseyville.

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(6a) Samuel L. & Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's son Samuel Albert Abbott's obituary - Samuel Albert Abbott, 86, died at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Kane on May 11, 1927, one of fourteen children born to the late Samuel and Maude (Keown) Abbott. An avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, he worked as a farmhand and erected tents for carnivals throughout the country during his younger years. For many years, he was employed at the Pillsbury Flour Mill in St. Louis, where he had dedicated 45 years before his retirement. He married the former Georgia Adams on Nov. 25, 1950, in Carrollton, and together they have shared 63 years together and raised a family that consisted of six children and 15 grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Abbott; his six children and their spouses, Albert Dale and Bobbi Abbott of Godfrey, Roger Dean and Pamela Abbott of Kane, Ronald Dennis Abbott of Kane, Randell and Penny Abbott of Kane, Rhonda and Bill Dougherty of Jerseyville and Regina Zirkelbach, and her companion, Marty Powell of Hillview; 14 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren and one due in April; and a sister, Wanda Wilkinson of Bowling Green, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Trevor Abbott; seven sisters, Effie Politto, Ellen Holmes, Betty Walters, Elzina Morris, Eunice Hinson, Clara Smith, Eileen Walters; and five brothers, Herschel "Bob" Abbott, Alonzo "Jack" Abbott, Leo Abbott, Thomas Abbott and William Abbott. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Health Department.

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(7a) Samuel L. & Maudie A. (Keown) Abbott's daughter Ellen Abbott is deceased. She married Harold Lewis Holmes. He is deceased. Children of Harold Lewis and Ellen (Abbott) Holmes were-Harold Eugene Holmes and Barbara Holmes.

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(1aa) Harold Lewis and Ellen (Abbott) Holmes's son Harold Eugene Holmes's obituary - Harold Eugene Holmes, 75, died peacefully at 3:10 a.m, Monday, March 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Carrollton on June 30, 1939, one of two children born of the late Harold Lewis and Ellen (Abbott) Holmes. He attended Carrollton Community High School, and entered the U.S. Army where he served his country admirably. He worked at Olin Brass Mill in East Alton for ten years, until his heart issues forced him to retire. In his younger years he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, trapping, and shooting trap. As time passed, fishing became his sport of choice. He married the former Mary Sue Hillis on July 7, 1961, in Berdan, and together they have shared 53 years together. Surviving are his wife, Mary Sue Holmes of Carrollton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kelli and Steve Angel and Kollette and Mark Shade, all of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Chelsea, and her husband, Darren Bierman, Parker Angel, Jerrica Shade, Kaleb Shade and Dylan Shade, all of Carrollton, and Jessica Shade of Hartford; a great-grandchild, Reese Bierman; and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and James Felts of Carrollton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Life Point Church in Carrollton, with Rev. Scott Wade officiating. Tri County Honor Guard will conduct military rites immediately following the services. Cremation will take place after the services. Memorials may be given to the Life Point Church in Carrollton, Blessing Hospice of Greene County, or to the Greene County Health Department.

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