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Logan Hiram Thompson

Logan Hiram Thompson was born Feb. 19, 1895 in Greene County, IL, and he died in Apr. 1976 in Kane, Greene County, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of Columbus K. Thompson born in IL, and Elizabeth (White) Thompson born Mar. 15, 1865 in Athens, Menard Co., IL, died Aug. 26, 1953 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Logan Thompson married Viola Irene Bowers 10-2-1916. She was born in 1899 and died in 1950. She was the daughter of Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

Logan H. Thompson's parents Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson were married Mar. 25, 1882 in Greene Co., IL. They lived in Patterson, Greene Co., IL in the 1900 U.S. Census, they lived in Prater Precinct, Calhoun Co., IL in the 1910 U.S. Census, and they lived in Elsah Township, Jersey Co., IL in the 1930 U.S. Census. Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson were the parents of 16 children-Mrs. Dovie E. (Thompson) Hendrickson lived in Eldred, IL; Mrs. Ella (Thompson) Borman lived in Pasadena, Texas; Ida M. Thompson who married George Forsting and later married Clarence "Red" Nelson and lived in Hartford, IL; Marshall Thompson (1884-1957) who married Eliza M. Van Hyning 7-1-1908 and lived in Versailles, IL; William M. Thompson born abt. 1892, died 1981, married 1st Edith M. Medford 5-2-1917, and later married Marguerite Krohn 12-11-1970 and lived in Fieldon, IL, and also Olive Branch and Kane IL; Logan Thompson born 1895, died 1976, married Viola Irene Bowers 10-2-1916 and lived in Godfrey and also Jersey County and Greene County, IL; Lawrence E. Thompson lived in Alton, IL; Clarence O. Thompson lived in Hartford, IL; Roy L. Thompson lived in Wood River, IL; Russell B. Thompson lived in Edwardsville, IL; Shirley Thompson; Mrs. Rosabelle (Thompson) Luff, and 4 other children names not known.

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Logan Thompson's mother Elizabeth (White) Thompson's obituary - Elizabeth (Greer) Thompson, died 08-26-1953. Mrs. Elizabeth (Greer) Thompson, 88, a former resident of Jersey County, died Wednesday, August 26, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton where she had been removed for treatment of complications that developed following a hip fracture. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 29, at 2 pm at the Streeper Funeral Home in Wood River. Mrs Thompson, widow of Columbus K. Thompson, was born in Athens, Illinois, March 15, 1865. Her husband and 6 children preceded her in death. Surviving Mrs. Thompson are 3 daughters, Mrs. W. Hendrickson, of Eldred, Mrs. Ella Borman of Pasadena, Texas, and Mrs. George Forsting of Hartford; and 7 sons, Marshall of Versailles, William of Olive Branch, Logan of Godfrey, Lawrence of Alton, Clarence of Hartford, Roy of Wood River, and Russell of Edwardsville. She also leaves 67 grandchildren, 48 g-grandchildren and 3 g-g-grandchildren.

2nd obituary found for Elizabeth (White) Thompson - Mrs. Elizabeth Greer Thompson, 88, mother of 16 children. 10 of whom are living, died Wednesday at 8:55 p.m. in St. Joseph's Hospital. She had been bedfast since July 29, when she suffered a hip fracture in a fall at her home in Godfrey. Following the fall she was a patient in the hospital for 17 days and then was moved to Mather Nursing home where she had been until Tuesday when complications developed and she re-entered the hospital. Mrs. Thompson, the widow of Columbus K. Thompson, was born March 15, 1865, at Athens, ILL. She had resided in Hartford from 1926 until eight years ago when she moved to Edwardsville. She had been in Godfrey for only two weeks prior to suffering the fall in which she incurred the hip injury. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. Hendrickson, Eldred; Mrs: Ella Borman, Pasadena, Tex., and Mrs. George Forsting. Hartford: seven sons, Marshall. Versailles, ILL., William, Olive Branch; Logan, Godfrey; Lawrence, Alton; Clarence, Hartford; Roy, Wood River, and Russell, Edwardsville. Six children preceded her in death. Lucille Thompson, a daughter of her son, Shirley, had been reared by Mrs. Thompson and was residing with her at the time she suffered the fatal injury. She also leaves 67 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Streeper funeral home, Wood River. Friends may visit the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

(Note: In the obituary of Logan Thompson's mother her maiden name says Greer. I believe Greer might be her middle name rather than her maiden name, because other information seems to indicate her maiden name was White.)

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Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson had 11 children-Russell Oliver Thompson, Herman Leroy "Pete" Thompson, Donald Thompson, Raymond C. Thompson, James A. Thompson, Logan Columbus Thompson, Charles William Thompson, Truman B. Thompson, Hazel Mae Thompson, Mary Thompson, and Cecile Thompson.

(1) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Russell Oliver Thompson was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Jersey County, IL. He died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, age 85, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL.

A resident of Kane for many years, he was employed at the Kane Croft Farm for 21 years until the farm was sold and then began working as a mechanic and driver for Krause and Son Implement Co. in Jerseyville, retiring in 1982, after dedicating 15 years to the business. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695 and enjoyed their many activities and meals that he and his wife were able to take part in and was especially proud of his yard and garden.

(Note: Russell Oliver Thompson married first Mildred Westfall (my sister), the daughter of Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall, and they had a son Russell Edward Thompson.)

Russell Oliver Thompson later married the former Hazel Schaaf on Nov. 6, 1943, in Jerseyville, who at the time was Hazel Maples, having been married previously. She was the daughter of Isom and Adah (Young) Schaaf. Russell and Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson had a son Raymond F. Thompson and his wife Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a daughter and son-in-law, Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; and a stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Johnson of Roxana.

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

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Russell Edward Thompson of Wood River and Raymond and Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a daughter and son-in-law, Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; a stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Johnson of Roxana; four grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-great- grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brown of California and Cecile Russell of Godfrey; and two brothers, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City. Preceding him in death were his parents; a stepdaughter, Edna Mae Farris; three stepgrandchildren, Carl Russell Johnson, Billy Joe Farris and Michael Farris; a sister, Hazel Mae Thompson; and five brothers, Raymond, James, Logan Jr., Charles William and Truman Thompson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lobos will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

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Russell Oliver Thompson's 1st wife Mildred M. (Westfall) Thompson Alben's obituary - Mildred M. Alben, 94, of Bethalto, passed away at 10:21 am on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Eunice Smith Home in Alton. She was born on April 20, 1922, in Alton, the daughter of Edward and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Mildred worked for several different factories in Alton, for 10 years including Glass Works, LaClede Steel, and Olin Corp. She then worked for the next 15 years and the Honkey Variety Store and Bickhouse Sporting Goods. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto and a former member of St. Mary’s and St. Kevin’s Catholic Church. She helped for many years at St. Kevin’s in different parts of the church. She was involved with the Wood River Sportsmen Club and Jerseyville Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included crocheting and waxing cars. Mildred married Joseph Alben on November 11, 1944, at Cherry Street Baptist Church and later remarried in the Catholic Church at St. Mary’s in Alton. He preceded her in death in 2000. Survivors include one son and his wife, Russell and Lois Thompson of Rosewood Heights; three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Mike Harvey of Alton, Melanie and Dave Moore of Alton, Lesley and Alan Kolesa of Troy; six great grandchildren, Nicholas, Whitney, Alexis, Jenna, Tyler, Lily; four great-great grandchildren, Logan, Kelsie, Corbin, Olivia; and one brother Walter Westfall of Pearl, IL. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held from 11:30 am until time of service at 1 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Fr. Tom Leibler officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be given to Masses, or Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Russell Oliver Thompson's second wife Hazel (Schaaf) Maples Thompson's obituary - Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Jersey County, she was one of nine children of Isom and Ada C. (Young) Schaaf. She married Russell Thompson on Nov. 6, 1943, and the two lived in Kane for many years, where he was employed on the Kane Croft Farm. They shared 61 years together before his death on Dec. 15, 2004. Coming from a large, close-knit family, she learned early on what hard work, dedication and loyalty to family meant. She was employed as a cook for many years at Hanks Cafe in Kane and later became a cook at the Kane Grade School for 16 years before retiring.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Jean Johnson of Alton and Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Doris Thompson of Fieldon; a stepson, Russell Edward Thompson of Wood River; and numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Edna Marie Farris, in December 1968; three grandsons, Carl Russell Johnson, Billy Joe Farris and Michael Farris; two great-grandsons, Scott Johnson and Matthew Crull; three brothers, Fred, Julius "Dude" and Henry Schaaf; and five sisters, Sophia Miller, Lelia Dilks, Alberta Evans, Dorothy Mitchell and Rosemary Schaaf. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Chuck Keene, of Kane Baptist Church, will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Kane Baptist Church.

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(1a) Russell Oliver Thompson and his 1st wife Mildred (Westfall) Thompson Alben's son Russell Edward Thompson was born 8-22-1937 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. Russell Thompson married Lois DeBoard born 12-12-1939, the daughter of Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard. Russell and his wife Lois live in East Alton, IL. He is a retired Plumber. He worked as a Plumber in the Alton, Wood River, and Edwardsville, IL area before his retirement. Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson had 3 children-Terri Thompson, Melanie Thompson, and Lesley Thompson.

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

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

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

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(1aa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Terri Thompson was born 7-10-1958 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married Michael Harvey 7-2-1976 in Roxana, IL, son of John L. Harvey and Leatrice (Burns) Harvey, grandson of Richard and Lovey Catherine (Nickless) Harvey, and great grandson of Eli H. Harvey and Caroline (Faulkner) Harvey. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey had 2 children-Nicholas James Harvey born 11-18-1981 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and Whitney Lea Harvey born 8-4-1985 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey's son Nicholas James Harvey married Rhianon Ranelle Sharp 7-7-2007 at the Randall Gallery, 999 N. 13th St. in St. Louis, MO. Rhianon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Sharp, and they had a daughter Olivia Grace Harvey born Sept. 1, 2016.

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Terri (Thompson) Harvey's husband Michael Harvey's mother Leatrice (Burns) Harvey's obituary - Died Nov. 1989 - Leatrice Harvey former Wood River resident, died at Community Hospital in Indianapolis Indiana. She was a registered nurse in the Wood River area for 25 years. She was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Murphy Burns. She married John Harvey. He preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, John Richard Harvey of Edwardsville, Michael Harvey of Alton, and Mark Harvey; two daughters Carol Hinojosa and Patricia Harvey both of Indianapolis; three grandchildren and two brothers, Don Burns and Ray Burns. A Visitation begins at 4 Sunday at Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Private committal services are at 10 Monday at Valhalla Memorial Cemetery.

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Terri (Thompson) Harvey's husband Michael Harvey's grandfather Richard Harvey was born 24 April 1881, and died 05 March 1963. He married Lovey Catherine Nickless 12-14-1902 in Wayne Co., MO. Michael Harvey's grandmother Lovey Catherine (Nickless) Harvey was born 24 Feb. 1884, and died 09 May 1957. Both are buried in the Carson Hill Cemetery in Wayne Co., MO. Carson Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in Wayne County. It is located three miles southwest of Mill Spring, MO, and is named for two brothers, Steve and James Carson, landowners who were early settlers. Black River, is a large stream which flows through Wayne County near Mill Spring. Children of Richard Harvey and Lovey Catherine (Nickless) Harvey were-Ernest S. Harvey born abt. 1915, and John L. Harvey born abt. 1922.

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Terri (Thompson) Harvey's husband Michael Harvey's great grandfather was Eli Howard Harvey, born in IL in 1841, and died 25 July 1913 In MO. His great grandmother was Caroline (Faulkner) Harvey born 14 March 1847, died 04 Feb. 1900 in MO. They were married in May of 1866 in Washington Co., IL. Eli H. Harvey served in the 11th Ill. Infantry during the Civil War. Both are buried in the Carson Hill Cemetery in Wayne Co., MO. Children of Eli H. Harvey and Caroline (Faulkner) Harvey were-Orpha E. Harvey born March 16, 1867, married William Cates; Ida May Harvey born Feb., 1871, married John Sanders; Samuel Harvey born May 28, 1876, married Lydia Hanger; John Harvey born Sept. 1879; Richard Harvey born April 24, 1881, married Lovey Catherine Nickless; Howard Harvey born Jan., 1884; Sara Harvey born Aug., 1887; June Harvey born March, 1889; McKinley Harvey born March 27, 1894, married Ethel Hampton; Fred Harvey; and Sally Harvey. Michael Harvey's great grandmother Caroline (Faulkner) Harvey was a daughter of Richard Faulkner who was a son of son of John Faulkner (1791-1851). Richard Faulkner (sometimes spelled Fortner) was born 24 Feb. 1820 in Metcalfe (then Barren) Co., Ky., and died 2 Feb. 1859 Washington Co., IL. He was buried in Grand Point Cemetery. He married 1st 16 Jan. 1845 Orpha Julie (McMurphy) Jolliff, widow of Richard Jolliff, born c.1820 New York, married 2nd 4 Dec. 1851 Mary Rebecca Hewett. Children of Richard Faulkner and 1st wife Orpha Julie (McMurphy) Jolliff were-Elizabeth N. Faulkner, born c.1847, married 23 Nov. 1871 Washington Co., IL to Charles S. LeRoy; Caroline Faulkner, born Feb. 1848, married May 1866 Washington Co., IL to Eli H. Harvey; Richard Faulkner born 1850, died young. Children of Richard Faulkner and 2nd wife Mary Rebecca Hewett were James Faulkner, born 2 Feb. 1853, died 1 Oct. 1882 Bloomfield, California; Richard Douglas Faulkner, born 27 Aug. 1858, died 20 Mar. 1935 San Francisco, California, married 29 Jan. 1884 Ophir, Placer Co., Cal. to Kate Higgins, taught school in California, including immigrant Chinese. The Faulkner family line traces back to Scotland.

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(2aa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Melanie Thompson was born 4-24-1962 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married first to Dale Wayne Doolen the son of E. Eugene and Mary (Siddens) Doolen of Rosewood Heights, IL, and they had a daughter Jenna Doolen born 9-17-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and Jenna has a daughter Kelsie Sue Pruiett born 10-19-2010, and a son Corbin Daniel Pruiett born 9-12-2013. Melanie's second husband is David Moore the son of Virgil and Dorothy (Collier) Moore of Belleville, IL, and they have a son Tyler Jordan Moore born 10-2-1993 in Alton, Madison County, IL.

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Melanie's 2nd husband David Moore's father Virgil Dean Moore's obituary - Virgil Dean Moore (1933 - 2010). Virgil Dean Moore 77 of Belleville, Ill., born March 26, 1933 in Tuscola, Ill., died Friday, July 9, 2010, at his residence. Dean, as he was known to most, had a great love of hunting, fishing, woodworking and helping friends at a moment's notice. He built two homes by himself. He retired from Southern Gravure Service in St. Louis, Mo., as a maintenance foreman. He was a United States Army veteran. Dean was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart of 55 years, Dorothy Moore, his parents, Virgil and Flora, nee Cain, Moore; his brother, Robert in infancy; his mother-in-law, Charlene, nee Beck, Peeler; his father-in-law, Alfred Peeler; his brothers-in-law, Bob and Leroy; and his sister-in-law, Helen. Surviving are his children, Vicki (Don) Pellmann and David (Melanie) Moore; his grandchildren, Michael Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Matthew Dulle, Anne Dulle, Mariella Pellmann, Lukas Pellmann, Jenna Doolen and Tyler Moore; one great-granddaughter expected in October this year. He is also survived by other relatives and friends. In 2008, shortly after the death of his wife, he turned his attention to constructing the parade float for Memorial Hospital's 50th Anniversary celebrations. He was most content when working on a project. After that, he found solace in spending time with his children and grandchildren and the Senior Center in Millstadt. He helped wherever he could and developed an interest in card playing.

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

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

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

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Melanie's 2nd husband David Moore's sister Vicki (Moore) Pellmann's husband's Don Pellmann's mother Alma Florence Adelia Pellmann's obituary - Alma Florence Adelia Pellmann, born Apr 5, 1913 Columbia, died Oct 22, 2006 at Columbia Convalescent Center, Columbia, Monroe Co., IL. Parents: William Giffhorn & Amelia Kremmel; Homemaker; Member Zion Evangelical Church, Millstadt; Zion Chancel Choir, Zion Women's Fellowship, volunteer for American Red Cross, Kitchen Band, Stag Brewery's Retirement Group, former member Golden Age Club.

Survivors: Children: Neil (Janice) Pellmann, New Lenox, IL; Dale (Kathy) Pellmann, Indianapolis, IN; Don (Vicki) Pellmann, Belleville, IL; Brother-In-Law: Herman (Darlene) Pellmann; Grandchildren: Jill (Dan) Lanigan, Marc Pellmann, Nicole (Bryan) Cantu, Amber (Kent) Hackstadt, Sean Pellmann, Brittany Pellmann, Tom Pellmann, Scott Pellmann, and Mariella Pellmann; Step-Grandchildren: Michael Dulle, Laura (Joe) Brandt, Matthew Dulle, and Anne Dulle; Great-Granddaughter: Charli Louise Hackstadt; and other relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by: parents: husband: Frederick P. Pellmann. Visitation: Oct 25, 2006, Strauss Funeral Home, Millstadt and Oct 26, 2006, at Zion Evangelical Church, Millstadt. Funeral: Oct 26, 2006 at Zion Evangelical Church., Millstadt, by Rev Darrell Weber burial: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville.

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

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(3aa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Lesley Thompson was born 10-10-1965 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She was married first to Brad Heacox, and they had a daughter Alexis Heacox born 9-2-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and Alexis has a son Logan Alexander Perkinson born 7-26-2010. Lesley's second husband is Alan Kolesa son of Roy and Maureen (Beck) Kolesa, and they had a daughter Lily Kolesa born 4-20-2000 in East Alton, Madison County, IL.

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Lesley's 2nd husband Alan Kolesa's father Roy B. Kolesa's obituary - Roy B. Kolesa, age 67, of Edwardsville, IL, died February 6, 2002, at his residence in Edwardsville, IL. Funeral services at 1 PM on Saturday, February 9, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL. Burial was at St. Boniface Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL. Mr. Kolesa was retired from Union Pacific Rail Road. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL. He is survived by 3 sons: Alan, Eric and Fred Kolesa; 2 daughters: Denise Matthews and Becky Robinson, 12 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Thom and John Kolesa. He was preceded in death by a son, Carey Kolesa and his wife Maureen (Beck) Kolesa.

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Lesley's 2nd husband Alan Kolesa's mother Maureen M. (Beck) Kolesa's obituary - Maureen M. Kolesa, age 66, of Edwardsville, died at 6:51 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2001, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 9, 1935, in Edwardsville, the daughter of the late Clarence and Leona Krotz Beck. She married Roy Kolesa on Oct. 29, 1955, in Edwardsville. He survives. Also surviving are three sons: Alan Kolesa and wife, Lesley of East Alton, Eric Kolesa and wife, Gena of Edwardsville, and Fred Kolesa and wife, Kathy of Bridgeton, Mo.; two daughters: Denise Matthews and husband, Ron of Edwardsville, and Becky Robinson and husband, Nick of Glen Carbon; 12 grandchildren: Gabriel, Casandra, Jacob, Joshua, Justin, Jarrod, Autumn, Nathan and Lily Kolesa, Adam, Alex and Amber Robinson; three step-grandchildren: Ryan and Megan Matthews and Alexis Heacox; a brother: Eugene Beck of Rockford; and a sister: Janet Perini of Edwardsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Carey Kolesa; and two brothers: Richard and Robert Beck. Mrs. Kolesa was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville. Visitation at Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral services at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville with Fr. Gerald Bunse, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Edwardsville.

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(1a) Russell Oliver Thompson and his 2nd wife Hazel (Schaaf) Maples Thompson's son Raymond F. Thompson's obituary - FIELDON- Raymond F. Thompson, 70, died unexpectedly at 1:55 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Fieldon on June 3, 1944, and was the son of the late Russell and Hazel (Schaaf) Thompson. Raymond grew up in Kane, where his father worked at the old Kane Croft farm, and graduated from Jersey Community High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was employed as a mechanic with various shops, and retired from C&W Equipment in Jerseyville after many years of service. He loved fishing, hunting, along with many other outdoor activities, but especially enjoyed times spent with all his family. He married Doris Cates on Aug. 10, 1974, in Jerseyville, and have resided in Fieldon during their married life. Between the two of them, they raised eight children. Surviving are his wife, Doris Thompson of Fieldon; step children and their spouses, Dorothy and Darrell Talley of Carrollton, Wesley Hunter of Clayton, Ind., Norma and Ned Pinkerton of Carrollton, Carol and Tim Dougherty of Kane, Cheryl Hamel of Carrollton, and Yvonne and Richard Harp of Carrollton; a son-in-law, Kenneth Johnson of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Verna Kay and Perry Ontis of Fieldon; and a half sister, Shirley Johnson of Alton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, LeDonna Johnson; a step son-in-law, John Hamel; two step granddaughters, Chloe Murphy and Mya Dougherty; a half sister, Edna Farris. Visitation will be from 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to The Chloe Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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(1aa) Russell Oliver Thompson and his 2nd wife Hazel (Schaaf) Maples Thompson's son Raymond F. Thompson's stepson and his wife Doris (Cates) Hunter Thompson's son Joseph Wesley Hunter II's obituary - Joseph Wesley Hunter II, 44, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2007, at the home of his sister in Carrollton. He was a resident of Dumfries, Va., for many years with his wife and children and returned home 10 days ago to spend the last few weeks here with his family. Born Sept. 17, 1962, in East St. Louis, he was one of eight children of Joseph Wesley and Doris (Cates) Hunter. He graduated from Jersey Community High School in 1980 and joined the U.S. Army in 1985, serving overseas in Germany and Korea. It was while he was stationed in Korea that he met and married Julie Haek on Jan. 16, 1987. He was honorably discharged in 1996, and they returned with their family to the Washington D.C., area, where he was employed as a radar technician with the Federal Aviation Administration through Ronald Reagan Airport.

He is survived by his wife, of Dumfries, Va.; his mother and stepfather, Doris and Raymond Thompson of Fieldon; two sons, Joseph Wesley Hunter III, 19, and John Jasper Hunter, 9, both of Dumfries; six sisters and brothers-in-law, LeDonna and Kenny Johnson of Granite City, Dorothy and Darrell Talley, Norma and Ned Pinkerton, Cheryl and John Hamel and Yvonne and Richard Harp, all of Carrollton, and Carol and Tim Dougherty of Jerseyville; two halfsisters, Jean Wagner of Nutwood and Jodie Dietrich of Carroll, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Ralph and Norma Cates and Wesley and Dorothy Hunter. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with cremation to take place afterwards. Memorials may be given to the Make A Wish Foundation of St. Louis, in honor of his great-niece, Chloe Murphy.

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Russell Oliver Thompson's first wife Mildred Westfall later married Joseph Alben born 2-18-1912 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and died 2-17-2000 in Alton, Madison County, IL. They got married 11-11-1944 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Joe passed away Feb. 17, 2000 just one day before his 88th birthday. He was the son of John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben. He retired from working at a steel mill in Alton, IL.

(2) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Herman Leroy "Pete" Thompson was born December 23, 1932 in Jerseyville, Ill. He died Aug. 30, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. Herman at the age of 17, with his parents' consent, joined the U.S. Army. He was eventually stationed with the occupying U.S. forces in Salzburg, Austria. It was while he was in Austria that he met and married, Ottilie "Tillie" Maier. Pete served in Korea in the early 1950's, where he saw combat. He also served two tours in Vietnam. During his first tour he was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Herman Leroy "Pete" Thompson and Ottilie "Tillie" (Maier) Thompson had 5 children-David Thompson, Linda Thompson, Bernhard Thompson, Peter Thompson, and Michael Thompson.

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Herman Leroy "Pete" Thompson's obituary - Herman Leroy (Pete) Thompson - Pete was born on December 23, 1932 in Jerseyville, Ill. At the age of 17, with his parents' consent, he joined the U.S. Army. He was eventually stationed with the occupying U.S. forces in Salzburg, Austria. It was while he was in Austria that he met the love of his life, Ottilie Maier. They met in a café. They flirted, they fell in love, they married and raised five beautiful children. Pete served in Korea in the early 1950's, where he saw combat. He also served two tours in Vietnam. During his first tour he was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Pete was loved, honored, and respected by all who knew him. He was an honorable, brave, decent man, a loving husband, and a caring parent. All of us who knew and loved him will miss him terribly. He now joins his son David in heaven. He is survived by his wife Ottilie (Tillie), daughter Linda (Randy), and sons Bernhard (Liza), Peter (Kit), and Michael (Kim), seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brother Donald (Evelyn), sisters Mary and Cecile (Jim), and numerous nephews and nieces. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3, 2011, 11 a.m., at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 10508 112th St. S.W., Lakewood, WA. Reception to follow, 12:30-2 p.m., at Burs Restaurant, 6151 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.

(3) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Donald Thompson lives in Granite City, IL.

(4) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Raymond C. Thompson was born in Greene County, IL. Raymond C. Thompson, 65, died at 6:20 am Tuesday, November 29, 1988, at St. Louis University Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. His burial was at Mount Gilead cemetery near Carrollton in Greene County, IL. He married the Former Rose Irene Scoggins July 20, 1946, in Kane, IL. He was a US army WWII veteran, and was a painter at Principia College in Elsah 31 years, retiring in 1986.

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Raymond and Rose Irene (Scoggins) Thompson had 4 daughters, Betty Cummings of Jerseyville, Hazel June Turner of Dow, Joyce Beavers of Medora and Janet Vanmeter of Jerseyville, IL.

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

Also surviving are 4 daughters, Betty Cummings of Jerseyville, Hazel June Turner of Dow, Joyce Beavers of Medora and Janet Vanmeter of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Brown of California and Cecile Russell of Brighton; 5 brothers, Truman Thompson of Godfrey, Russell Thompson of Kane, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Washington, Donald Thompson of Granite City and James Thompson of Dow. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Charles William and Logan Thompson Jr.; and 1 sister, Hazel Mae Thompson. There will be no visitation. Private services will be conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. William Turner will officiate, with burial in Mount Gilead cemetery near Carrollton. Memorials may be given to Newbern Assembly of God church, where Thompson had been a member.

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Raymond C. Thompson's wife Irene "Rose" (Scoggins) Thompson's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Irene "Rose" Thompson, 88, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Jerseyville Manor. Born January 7, 1928, in Greene County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Ruth (Burns) Scoggins, both deceased. She married Raymond C. Thompson on July 20, 1946, in Kane, Illinois. She retired from Housekeeping at Principia College in Elsah. She was a member of Jerseyville First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include daughters, Betty Jansen of Jerseyville, Illinois, Hazel June Turner of Dow, Illinois, Joyce (Terry) Beavers of Roodhouse, Illinois, and Janet VanMeter of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence Hayn of Herman, Missouri, Doris Camerer of Carrollton, Illinois, Deloris Story of Milton, Illinois, and Lorraine Cannon of Tacoma, Washington; brother, Lafayette "Tad" Scoggins of Pittsfield, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Francis, Franklin "Sonny," Ronald, Randall, Stanley "Turp" and Jerry Scoggins; sisters, Dorothy Breitweiser and Iva Mae Baugh. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. September 16, 2016 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. September 16. Rev. Larry Hayes will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorials may be to Jerseyville First Assembly of God Church. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond C. Thompson's wife Rose Irene (Scoggins) Thompson's brother Randall "Randy" Scoggins's obituary - Randall Scoggins, 58, died at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 14,1953, in Carrollton to Lafayette and Ruth (Burns) Scoggins. On Sept. 11, 1975, he married Diana L. Kuehnel at Delhi Baptist Church. Randall worked at Olin Brass for 38 years, currently as the chief stock clerk. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 492. He is survived by his wife; a son, Richard (Theresa) Scoggins of Jerseyville; a daughter, Tabitha (Jacob) Randolph of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Joseph, Haleigh, "Big" Joseph, Dayle, and Hannah, all of Jerseyville; brothers, Lafayette "Tad" Scoggins of Pittsfield, Ill., Stanley "Terp" (Gail) Scoggins of Winfield, Mo., and Jerry (Vivian) Scoggins of Grafton; sisters; Deloris Story of Pearl, Ill., Doris Camerer of Carrollton, Lorraine Cannon and Paul of Tacoma, Wash., Florence (Steve) Hayn of Herman, Mo., and Irene Thompson of Dow; in-laws, Thomas and Marcella Kuehnel; several nieces and nephews; and many "adopted" children. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis, Sonny and Ronald Scoggins; and sisters, Dorothy Breitweiser and Iva Mae Baugh. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, with Rev. Clyde Myers officiating. Burial will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond C. Thompson's wife Rose Irene (Scoggins) Thompson's brother Jerry L. Scoggins's obituary - GRAFTON - Jerry L. Scoggins, 60, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015, at his home. Born September 15, 1954, the son of Lafayette and Ruth (Burns) Scoggins. Both deceased. He married Vivian Sconce on July 5, 1980, in Rosedale, Ill. He retired from Olin in February, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Scoggins of Grafton; daughters, Tara and Corey Hanlon of Jerseyville and Amber Eric McClintock of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Matthew Ward, Raylee McClintock, Bailee, Samantha and Makenzie Hanlon; brothers, Lafayette "Tad" Scoggins of Pittsfield, Ill., and Stanley "Terp" and Gail Scoggins of Winfield, Mo.; sisters, Deloris Story of Pearl, Ill., Doris Camerer of Carrollton, Ill., Lorraine and Paul Cannon of Tacoma, Wash., Florence and Steve Hayn of Herman, Mo. and Irene Thompson of Dow; sisters-in-law, Diana Scoggins of Jerseyville, Ill., and Pat Scoggins of Taylor, Texas. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Francis, Franklin "Sonny", Ronald and Randall Scoggins; sisters, Dorothy Breitweiser and Iva Mae Baugh. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6. Burial: Mt. Gilead Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, Shriners Hospital for Children. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(5) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son James A. Thompson was born in Hartford, Madison County, IL on Aug. 15, 1929. He died Oct. 17, 1993. He married Artie Kathyrn Armstrong April 5, 1952, in Clay County, Ark. She was born March 11, 1930, in Grafton, IL, daughter of Hardin and Leora (Miller) Armstrong. She died Feb. 9, 2013. Her burial was in Elsah Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. Children of James and Artie Kathyrn (Armstrong) THompson were-Nannette Thompson, James E. Thompson, and Judy Thompson.

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James A. Thompson's obituary - James A. Thompson, 64, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1993, at Alton Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was employed for 40 years by Principia College in Elsah as a maintenance landscaper, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Elsah. Born in Hartford on Aug. 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Logan and Viola (Bowers)Thompson. He married the former Artie Kathryn Armstrong on April 5, 1952, in Clay County,.Ark. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Judy Stamper of McClusky; two sons, John and James Thompson, both of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; four brothers, Truman Thompson of Godfrey, Russell Thompson of Kane, Herman "Pete" Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City; and two sisters, Mary Brown of Missouri and Cecile Russell of Brighton. Preceding him in death were a grandson, David Thompson; three brothers, Charles William, Logan Jr. and Raymond C. Thompson; and a sister, Hazel May Thompson. Burial was in Elsah Cemetery.

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James A. Thompson's wife Artie Kathyrn (Armstrong) Thompson's obituary - Artie Kathyrn Thompson, 82, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home. She was born March 11, 1930, in Grafton, daughter of Hardin and Leora (Miller) Armstrong. She married James A. Thompson April 5, 1952, in Clay County, Ark. He died Oct. 17, 1993. She had worked in Food Service at Principia College and had worked as a nurse's aide at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Artie enjoyed dancing, bowling with the girls at the Tri County Bowl, playing cards, crocheting and spending time with her family. She was a past member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, both of Jerseyville. Survivors include children, John and Nannette Robinson of Gillespie, James E. and Lisa Thompson of Jerseyville, Judy Stamper and her companion, Bob Kanallakan of McClusky; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Dorothy and Bob Wilburn of Missouri, Berdella and Floyd Baker of Godfrey and Adelene Walz of Jerseyville She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Joyce Woolsey; grandchild, David Allen Thompson; and son-in-law, William Stamper. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Mark Myers will officiate. Burial will be at Elsah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to her family. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(6) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Logan Columbus Thompson was born 12-1-1921, and died 7-8-1922. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(7) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's son Charles William Thompson was born in 1940, and he died in 1945. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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

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Truman and Helen Louise (Campion) Thompson had three sons, Truman R. Thompson and his wife, Brenda, of Brighton, Richard Thompson and his wife, Vicky, of Woodbridge, Va., and Ralph Thompson and his wife, Diana , of South Roxana, IL.

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

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Truman R. Thompson and his wife, Brenda, of Brighton, Richard Thompson and his wife, Vicky, of Woodbridge, Va., Ralph Thompson and his wife,Diana, of South Roxana; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Brakefield of Lemoore, Calif., and Cecile Russell of Godfrey; three brothers, Russell Thompson of Kane, Herman Thompson of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Thompson of Granite City; and two sisters-in-law, Irene Thompson and Artie Thompson, both of Dow. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Megan Flatt, in 1997; four brothers, Logan, Charles, Raymond and James Thompson; and one sister, Hazel May Thompson. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until memorial services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Orrin Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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(1a) Truman and Helen (Campion) Thompson's son Truman Roger Thompson's obituary - Truman Roger Thompson, 68, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday, Nov 13, 2009, at home. He was born in Alton on July 31, 1941, to Helen (Campion) Thompson of Godfrey and the late Truman Thompson. He married the former Brenda Probst on Aug. 4, 1962, in Godfrey. She survives. He was a laborer at St Louis Auto Auction. Surviving are five sons and four daughters-in-law, Kevin and Sharon Thompson of St Louis, Mark and Sheila Thompson and Troy Thompson, all of Brighton, Todd and Christel Thompson of O'Fallon, Mo., and Thomas and Sherry Thompson of Alton; four grandchildren, Hannah, Ashley, Thomas and Layn; and two brothers and their wives, Richard and Vicki Thompson of New Boston, Mich., and Ralph and Diana Thompson of South Roxana. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov 16, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Burial will be at Brighton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or Diabetes Associations. Online information and a guestbook may be found at www.targhettaandwooldridge.com.

(9) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's daughter Hazel Mae Thompson died in infancy in 1941. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(10) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's daughter Mary (Thompson) Brown lives in Lamoore, Calif.

(11) Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson's daughter Cecile (Thompson) Russell lives in Godfrey, IL.

William M. "Bill" Thompson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's son and Logan Thompson's brother, William M. "Bill" Thompson was born in 1892 in Greene County, IL, and died July 16, 1981 in Kane, Greene County, IL. His burial was in Kane cemetery in Greene County, IL. He married 1st Edith Mae Medford May 2, 1917 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of Leroy and Mary Caroline (Schaaf) Medford. She was born in 1893 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and died in June 1926 at her home near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL of dropsy. She was only 33 years old. She was buried in Gunterman cemetery in Jersey County, IL. After his 1st wife's death William M. "Bill" Thompson remarried 2nd to the former Marguerite Krohn whom he married December 11, 1970, in Kane, IL. William M. "Bill" Thompson and his 1st wife Edith Mae (Medford) Thompson had 4 children-3 Daughters, Dorothy Lucille Thompson, Ureta Grace Thompson, and Opal Irene Thompson; and 1 son Herschel Leroy Thompson.

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William M. "Bill" Thompson's obituary - William "Bill" Thompson, died 07-16-1981. Services for William "Bill" Thompson, 89, of Kane were held Saturday am at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with Revs. Jack Brown and Peter Ely officiating burial was in Kane cemetery. He died at 5:40 am July 16 at his residence. Born in Greene County, he was a son of the late C. K. & Elizabeth Thompson and was a retired employee from the former International Shoe Company plant in Jerseyville. His survivors are his wife, the former Marguerite (Krohn) whom he married December 11, 1970, in Kane; 3 Daughters, Dorothy Long of Edwardsville, Grace Bond of Bunkerhill and Opal Robinson of Alton; 10 grandchildren; 18 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Ida Nelson of Hartford. The Kane Baptist church where he was a member has been named as a memorial.

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Logan Thompson's brother William M. "Bill" Thompson's obituary extract from another newspaper in Jacksonville, IL - William "Bill" Thompson; b: Greene Co., II.; d: 16 Jul 1981, Kane, II.; Bu: Kane Cemetery; M: Marguerite Krohn on 11 Dec 1970; FA: C. K. Thompson; MO: Elizabeth ; Was 89 years of age at his death.; Surviving are his wife, three daughters: Mrs. Henry (Dorothy) Long of Edwardsville, Mrs. R. N. (Grace Bond of Bunker Hill and Mrs. Juell (Opal) Robinson of Alton; 10 grand and 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida Nelson of Hartford.; Preceded in death by a son, a daughter and several brothers and sisters.

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William M. "Bill" Thompson's first wife - Edith Mae (Medford) Thompson's obituary - Edith Thompson, died 06-1926. Mrs. Edith Thompson, 33, mother of 4 children, died at home near Fieldon from dropsy. She was the daughter of Leroy and Mrs. (Medford) born in Fieldon vicinity. In 1914, she graduated from JTHS. She had been a member of the Royal Neighbors. She leaves her husband, Wm. Thompson; 3 Daughters, Dorothy Lucille, Ureta Grace, and Opal Irene; 1 son Herschel Leroy,; and 2 brothers, Herschel and Beeman, living near Fieldon. Rev. Jos. Jenkins officiated at the service, held from her home, with burial in Gunterman cemetery.

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(1) William M. "Bill" Thompson and his 1st wife Edith Mae (Medford) Thompson's daughter Dorothy L. (Thompson) Neumann Long's obituary - Dorothy L. Neumann Long, 92, passed away at 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born on September 23, 1918 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of William M. and Edith Mae (Medford) Thompson Dorothy married Edward T. Neumann on March 14, 1937 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto and they were very active in the church, the community and loved dancing. He passed away on May 2, 1978. She married Henry L. Long on September 6, 1981. She and Henry were married in the chapel at Zion by Pastor Liefer and enjoyed traveling and snowbirding first in Arizona and then in Florida. He passed away on March 9, 2005. She was a bookkeeper for CB & W Transport in South Roxana retiring in 1980. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto and one of the charter members of the Zion Ladies Aid. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Gene Helmkamp of Bethalto; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Shari Neumann of Glen Carbon; grandchildren and their spouses, Todd Helmkamp of Bethalto, Michael and Randi Helmkamp of Moro, Wendy and Max Jones of Alton, E8 Scott and Rebecca Neumann stationed with the Navy in Japan and Misty Neumann of Wood River; eleven great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, her siblings, Uretta (Grace) Bond, Herschel Thompson and Opal Robinson, her in-laws, Tobias and Mary Neumann which were like parents to her. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 9:30 am until service time at 11:00 am Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto with Pastor Mark Hofferber officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church United in Mission.

Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's daughter and Logan Thompson's sister, Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson died Apr. 17, 1976, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois. She was born Nov. 17, 1885 in Kansas, the daughter of Columbus and Elizabeth (White) Thompson. She married Samuel Hendrickson in 1903 at Hillview, Greene County, Illinois. He preceded her in death 8 November 1970. Her husband Samuel David Hendrickson was born Sep. 30, 1878 Pulaski County Missouri. They were both buried in Richwoods West Cemetery, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois. Children of Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson were-John B Hendrickson (1903-1986), Edward D Hendrickson (1905-1983), Leo C Hendrickson (1907-1984), Kenneth Ray Hendrickson (1928-1929), Clarence Hendrickson, Howard Hendrickson, Charles Hendrickson, and Lucille Hendrickson.

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Logan Thompson's sister Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson's obituary - Dovie Elizabeth Thompson Hendrickson died Apr. 17, 1976, White Hall, Greene County Illinois. She was born Nov. 17, 1885 in Kansas, the daughter of Columbus and Elizabeth (White) Thompson. She married Samuel Hendrickson in 1903 at Hillview, Greene County, Illinois. He preceded her in death 8 November 1970. A former resident of the Eldred, Illinois area, she is survived by a daughter: Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Bryant of Eldred; six sons: John B. of Eldred, Edward of Alton, Leo of Phoenix, Arizona, Clarence of St. Louis, Howard of Wood River and Charles of Granite City; eight grandchildren, 12 g-grandchildren and two g-g-grandchildren; five brothers: William Thompson of Kane, Russell Thompson of Edwardsville, Roy Thompson of Wilsonville, Logan Thompson of Kane and Lawrence Thompson of Alton; and a sister: Mrs. Ida Nelson of Hartford. She was preceded in death by a son, three sisters and two brothers.

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(1) Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson's son John B. Hendrickson's obituary - John B. Hendrickson died Sep. 8, 1986 Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. He was born Oct. 9, 1903 in Hillview, Greene County Illinois. He was a son of Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson. He married (1) Mary ?, deceased; he then married (2) Ethel Dingerson in 1943, she died in 1985. A resident of Eldred, Illinois, he is survived by a son: Robert Hendrickson of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren; a sister: Mrs. Donald (Lucile) Bryant of Eldred; and two brothers: Clarence Hendrickson of St. Louis, Mo., and Howard Hendrickson of Wood River. He was preceded by four brothers.

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(2) Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson's son Edward D. Hendrickson's obituary - Edward D. Hendrickson died May 21, 1983 Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was born Apr. 8, 1905 in Hillview, Greene County, Illinois. He was a Son of Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson. He married Carrie Basioli in 1958 in Mississippi. She preceded him in death in 1981. A former resident of Alton, Illinois, he is survived by a step-daughter: Mrs. Jesse (Rosalie) Shaw of South Roxanna; a sister: Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Bryant of Eldred; and four brothers: John of Eldred, Clarence of St. Louis, Leo of Carrollton and Howard of Wood River. He was preceded by two brothers.

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(3) Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson's son Leo C Hendrickson died Nov. 13, 1984 Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois. He was born Jan. 19, 1907 in Hillview, Greene County, Illinois, a son of Samuel David and Dovie Elizabeth (Thompson) Hendrickson. He married Lucy Ransom on 30 June 1932 in St. Charles, Missouri. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife; a sister: Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Bryant of Eldred; and three brothers: John Hendrickson of Eldred, Clarence Hendrickson of St. Louis, Mo., and Howard Hendrickson of Wood River.

Clarence 0. Thompson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's son and Logan Thompson's brother, Clarence 0. Thompson's obituary - Died Nov. 25, 1956 - Clarence 0. Thompson, of 122 W. Elm St., Hartford, a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local No. 31. died at 3:25 a. m. Sunday in St Joseph's Hospital. He had been a patient there since Friday. Mr. Thompson, who was born in Hillview, Jan. 21, 1901, a son of the late Columbus K., and Elizabeth White Thompson, was 55. He had been employed as a machine operator at International Shoe Co., for 32 years, until three years ago, when he was granted a leave of absence because of ill health. Among his survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Rhea Shaw, Hartford; six brothers, Marshall of Versailles, IL; William M., Meadowbrook; Logan and Lawrence, Alton; Roy, Bethalto; and Russell of Edwardsville; three sisters, Mrs. Dovie Hendrickson, Eldred; Mrs. Ella Borman, Pasadena, Tex.; Mrs. Ida Forsting, Hartford, and three grandchildren. Married Aug. 23, 1922 in Carrollton, he is also survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Thompson. A son, Norman, lost his life in World War II. Funeral rites will be conducted at Smith Funeral Home, Wood River, Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Upper Alton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.

Rosabelle (Thompson) Luff

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's daughter and Logan Thompson's sister, Rosabelle (Thompson) Luff married Charles E. Luff. Charles E. and Rosa Bell (Thompson) Luff had a son Glenn K. Luff.

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Charles E. and Rosa Bell (Thompson) Luff's son Glenn K. Luff's obituary - Sunday, February 2, 2003 Area Wide News - Glenn K. Luff, 87, of Cherokee Village died June 9, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 13, 1915, near Woodville, Ill., he was the son of Charles E. and Rosa Bell Thompson Luff. He was retired from Bridgestone Firestone Company in Akron, Ohio, and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Cherokee Village. Survivors include his wife, Grace Irene Luff; a son, Charlie Luff of Virginia Beach, Va.; a step-daughter, Elaine Barton of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Mildred Luff. A private memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Akron. Local arrangements are under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Ida M. (Thompson) Forsting Nelson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's daughter and Logan Thompson's sister, Ida M. (Thompson) Forsting Nelson married 1st George Forsting and later married 2nd Clarence "Red" Nelson and lived in Hartford, IL.

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(1) Ida M. (Thompson) Forsting Nelson's stepdaughter Judith V. (Nelson) Flowers's obituary - Judith V. Flowers, age 55, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday October 29, 2012 at Willow Rose Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born September 19, 1957 in Wood River, IL, the daughter of Clarence “Red” Nelson and Helen Carter (both deceased). She married Larry Flowers July 23, 1981 in Godfrey. She worked as a Banquet server at Pere Marquette State Park and had also worked in the Home Health Care Industry. Survivors are her husband Larry Flowers of Jerseyville, and sons Brent Flowers of Jerseyville and Brian Flowers of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her Parents, and Step-Mother Ida Nelson. There will be a private funeral at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday October 31, 2012 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. Steven Helfrich officiating. Burial will be in Noble Cemetery near Otterville. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Charity of One’s Choice.

Marshall Thompson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's son and Logan Thompson's brother, Marshall Thompson was born in 1884, and died in 1957. Marshall Thompson married Elizabeth "Eliza" M. Van Hyning 7-1-1908 in Jersey County, IL, and they lived in Versailles, IL. She was a daughter of Lewis A. and Naomi (Green) Van Hyning both born in abt. 1864. Elizabeth "Eliza" was born in 1891, and died in 1962. They are both buried in the Oakland Cemetery, in Meredosia, Morgan County, IL.

Shirley Thompson

Columbus K. Thompson and Elizabeth (White) Thompson's son and Logan Thompson's brother, Shirley Kennedy Thompson was born Apr. 23, 1893 at White Hall, IL, and died Dec. 19, 1945 at Dow, Jersey County, IL of a gunshot wound at age 52. He was shot by James F. Kelley who was later convicted and sentenced to prison for murder where he died in prison the following year. Shirley Thompson was married to Mildred (maiden name not known), and they had these children-Lucille Thompson, Shirley May Thompson, and Charlott Ann Thompson.

(Note: Here is a newspaper article from the Alton Telegraph dated Dec. 21, 1945 of the inquest describing the incident and verdict ----- Dec. 21, 1945 - Verdict of homicide, death from a gunshot wound from a gun in the hands of James Kelley, 77, was returned at an inquest conducted by Coroner Gubser Friday night into the death of Shirley Thompson, 52, of Dow, who was shot to death at Dow Wednesday morning. Frances Heitzman, 11, who was on her way to school when the shooting occurred, testified that she had seen Kelley raise his gun, shoot it at Thompson, and saw Thompson fall in the snow in front of Kelley's house. James Vanausdoll, who lives near the Kelley home, testified that he heard the report of a gun and looked up and saw Thompson fall in the snow and saw Kelley walk into his house carrying a gun. Kelley, who turned a gun on himself, inflicting a wound to his head, when police attempted to take him into custody at his home shortly after Thompson was shot, is under police guard at Alton Memorial Hospital. A complaint charging Kelley with murder was signed Wednesday by Deputy Sheriff S. L. Downey of Jersey County. State Police Patrolman Wilson Schullz and Coroner Gubser told the Inquest jury of attempts to reach Thompson's body shortly after the shooting and of attempts to enter Kelley's house, which were met with rifle fire from the house in which Kelly had barricaded himself. Kelly was captured after several tear gas bombs were fired into the house by Schullz.)

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James F. Kelley's obituary - KELLEY -- J. Kelley Died Sunday at Menard. Funeral Services For Former Aged Resident Of Dow Held This Week at Chester. James F. Kelley, seventy-eight year old resident of Dow who was sentenced April 18 to imprisonment in the penitentiary for fourteen years for the murder of Shirley K. Thompson of Dow, died on Sunday evening, May 26, at six o’clock at the Menard Penitentiary at Chester where he had been taken by officials of Jersey County on May 1. Following the shooting of Thompson on the morning of December 19, 1945, Kelley barricaded himself in his home in Dow and Jersey County and State Highway officials had to resort to the use of tear gas to effect the arrest of the aged man. Kelley, when apprehended, was found to be suffering from a minor scalp wound and he was taken to the Memorial Hospital in Alton where he remained for treatment for a few days before being transferred to the local jail. Mr. Kelley had been in failing health since his arrest. Surviving the aged man are two sons, James Kelley of California and Walter Kelley of Alton, two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Federle of Dow and Mrs. Rosetta Scanton of East Alton. He also leaves a brother, Zenan Kelley of Jersey County. Funeral services and burial were at Chester. Jersey County Democrat-News, May 31, 1946.

Joseph Alfred Bowers

Joseph Alfred Bowers was the father of Logan Thompson's wife Viola Irene Bowers. Joseph Alfred Bowers was born 01 Nov 1856 in Newark, New York, and died 07 Dec 1939 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married Susan Elizabeth Winters. She was born 05 Jun 1862 in Illinois, and died 09 Apr 1920 in Richwood Township, Jersey County, Illinois. They had 12 children. Children of Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers were-Mary Elizabeth Bowers (1882–1973); George Washington Bowers (1884 – 1942); Kate Elizabeth Bowers (1886–1886); "Hattie" Belle Bowers (1887–1962); William Henry Bowers (1889–1939); Harry Edgar Bowers (1891–1936); Orville Glenton Bowers (1894–1958); Della Jane Bowers (1895–1937); Viola Irene Bowers (1899–1950); Cecile Geneva Bowers (1901–1996); Arnold Oliver Bowers (1903–1984); and Gladys Leora Bowers (1907–1907).

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(1) Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers's son Oliver Arnold Bowers's obituary - Oliver Arnold Bowers, born 11-01-1903, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-10-1984, buried Memorial Gardens. Oliver Arnold Bowers, 81, of Carrollton, died Oct. 27, at Jersey county hospital. Services were conducted at Airman-hires Funeral Home in Carrollton by Rev. Gary Peterson. Burial was in Memorial Gardens cemetery, Eldred.

Born in Jersey County Jan. 11, 1903, he was the son of Joseph & Susan (Winters) Bowers. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He married Adelia (Gilleland) Bowers Oct. 27, 1927. She survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Betty Edwards of Carrollton; 2 sons, Joseph B of Hardin and Arnold R. of Granite City; and 1 sister, Cecil Johnisee of NJ. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital.

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(2) Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers's daughter Mary Elizabeth (Bowers) Logan's obituary - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Logan, 91, OF 104 Hazel Street, Jerseyville will be held this afternoon, 27 Dec. at 1:00 at Jacoby Bros Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd officiating.. Interment will be in Dayton Cemetery. Her death occurred at 5:25 a.m. on 24 of Dec. at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. She was born 5 Nov. 1882 in Greene County, a daughter of Joseph and Susan Winters Bowers. Mrs. Logan was the oldest member of Royal Neighbors Of America and VFW Auxiliary. Her husband was the late Wesley Logan. She is survived by three sons, Roy Bowers of Fieldon, Otis Bowers of carrollton and Russell F. Bowers of Medora; two daughters, Mrs. Susie Crone and Mrs. James (Mary) Brenn of Jerseyville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harvey Bridgewater and Mrs. Alfred Myers of hartford; one brother, Arnold Bowers of Carrollton; and a sister, Cecile Johnesse, of Alton; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home 27 Dec. 1973.

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(1a) Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Bowers) Logan's daughter Susie (Logan) Crone's obituary - JERSEYVILLE - Susie Crone, 82, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She worked for 25 years at Olin Corp. in East Alton and was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Jerseyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4528. Born in Jersey County July 16, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Bowers) Logan. Surviving are a son, Roger Crone of Godfrey; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Brenn of Jerseyville; and a brother, Russel "Jake" Logan of Medora. A brother, Joe Logan; two half sisters, Georgianny Bridgewater and Ruth Meyers; and a half brother, Roy Bowers, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. John Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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(3) Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers's son George Washingron Bowers Sr. (184-1842) married Beulah M. Cope. George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr. had these children-Robert Kenneth Bowers, Lois Bowers, Floyd Bowers, Emma Bowers, Mildred Bowers, Helen Bowers, Paul Bowers, George Bowers, James Randall Bowers, Charles Bowers, and Lela Mae Bowers.

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(1a) George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr.'s son Robert Kenneth Bowers's obituary - Robert Kenneth Bowers, Jerseyville 01/23/2013, age 88, died at 12:45 a.m. January 23, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born June 2, 1924 in Jerseyville. He was a son of George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr. (Both Deceased). He married June Swift, later married Marion J. Brodd (she died November 15, 1990), and then he later married Dorothy Ellen Hambleton Hartman June 14, 2003 in East Alton, Illinois. He was a Retired Teamster Truck Driver and had later worked at Farm & Home Supply and Walmart, both in Jerseyville. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a World War II Veteran. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Wood River and Jerseyville Moose Lodge #695 where he served as Legion of the Moose. Per his request his body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Memorial visitation will be at 9-11 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2013 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Military Rites will be conducted at the Funeral Home by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Rev. Pam Laing will officiate. In Liu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Wood River. Survivors are his wife Dorothy Ellen Hartman-Bowers of Jerseyville; son, Kenneth Edward Bowers of Nevada; step-children, JoEllen Extrom of Swansea, Illinois, Richard Hartman of Hutchinson, Kansas, Cathy Marshall of East Alton & Ruth Menz of East Alton; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Dugger of Carrollton; brother, Floyd & Marilyn Bowers of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews/ He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 infant daughters, 1 infant son, wife, sisters: Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and Helen Kinsey and brothers, Paul, George, James Randall and Charles Bowers.

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(2a) George W. & Beulah M. (Cope) Bowers, Sr.'s daughter Helen F. (Bowers) Kinsey's obituary - Helen F. Kinsey, age 89, died Monday, November 14, 2011 at Jerseyville Manor. She was born Jan. 18, 1922 in Jersey Co., IL to George W. & Beulah (Cope) Bowers. She was married to William O. Kinsey on Jan 12, 1952 in Pittsfield, IL. She was employed as a packer at Mobil Chemical in Jacksonville, IL for 15 years and retired in 1987. Visitation is 4 to 8 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 and the funeral will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, with the Rev. Brent Meyer officiating and Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She is survived by 3 daughters, Brenda Sue, Crystal and Melody Ann; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Lois Dugger; and 2 brothers,, Robert "Kenny" and Floyd Bowers. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Emma Dugger, Mildred Gross and an infant sister, Lela Mae Bowers; and brothers, Paul, George, James R. and Charles Bowers.

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(4) Joseph and Susan (Winters) Bowers's son Orville Glenton Bowers (1894-1958) married Lydia Rowden. Orville Glenton and Lydia (Rowden) Bowers had these children-Everett Wilson Bowers, Naomi Bowers, Shane Bowers, Orville Bowers, Jr., Howard Bowers, Clarence Bowers, and Leonard Bowers.

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(1a) Orville Glenton and Lydia (Rowden) Bowers's son Everett Wilson Bowers's obituary - Everett Wilson Bowers, 93, of Roodhouse, Illinois, died October 18, 2013 at the Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville after a short illness. He was born April 3, 1920 to Orville Glenton and Lydia Rowden Bowers in Jersey County, Illinois. Mr. Bowers worked for many years for the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. He was married August 23, 1947 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Catherine Abbie Ryder, who survives. Also surviving are children, Mary (Casey) Kemper of New York, New York; Lora Kathleen Haberer of Godfrey, Illinois; Everett Michael Bowers of Alton, Illinois; and Charles Patrick Bowers of Silver Spring, Maryland. Seven grandchildren survive including James (Kimberly Penland) O’Brien of Rome Italy; Michelle Kemper (Christopher) Verplaetse of San Francisco, California; Carin (Christopher ) Moeder of Boston, Massachusetts; Susan Melia Haberer; Courtney Regan Kemper of New York, New York; Amanda Bowers of Arvada, Colorado; Kristin Bowers of Charleston, Illinois and six great-grandchildren: Xin Ray, Faolan and Tallulah Penland-O’Brien, Sabin Verplaetse, Cassandra and Catherine Moeder. He is survived by siblings, Naomi Shane of Alton, and Orville Bowers, Jr. of Zephyr Springs, Florida. He was preceded in death in 1973 by a daughter, Karen Susan, and a brother, Howard. Also preceding him were two infant brothers, Clarence and Leonard, who died during the 1918 flu pandemic. Funeral mass will be held 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall, Illinois. Visitation will be at the Church prior to the service from 1 p.m. Interment will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Greenville on Thursday, October 24. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to North Greene Food Pantry, N. Main Street, White Hall, Illinois or All Saints Church, Main Street, also in White Hall.

Jacob Burch

Jacob Burch, the son of George and Minerva Jane (Harvill) Burch was born 5-12-1864 and died 11-6-1935. He is buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Rachel Emeline Dunham 10-12-1899 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Hugh and Martha Ann (Seago) Dunham. She was born 11-26-1873 in Jersey County, IL. She died 6-23-1956. She is buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She had been married before to John Strebel whom she married 4-23-1891 in Jersey County, IL. They had 2 children-Stella Strebel who died 5-26-1897 in St. Louis, MO, and Charles Strebel who died date unknown in South Dakota.

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Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch had 6 children-Martha Mae Burch, Ellen M. Burch, Harry Lee Burch, Tina Fay Burch, Fred Leroy Burch, and Ross Henry Burch.

(1) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's daughter Martha Mae (Burch) Freand, 94, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born on April 1, 1911, on the family farm that she still resided on west of Kane. She was the last surviving child of the late Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch. She grew up in the country and for a short time worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. An independent woman, she dedicated herself to the principles of hard work, good ethics and helping others. She found true happiness working with her hands, whether it was in the fields, her garden or knitting afghans for various family members.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Henry Freand; three brothers, Harry, Fred and Ross Burch; and two sisters, Faye McAdams and Ellen Freand. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Father William Hembrow officiated. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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Martha Mae (Burch) Freand's husband Henry M. Freand was the son of Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand. He was born in 1897 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in 1972 in Jersey County, IL. He married Martha Mae Burch 4-2-1932. She was the daughter of Jacob and Emeline (Dunham) Burch and they lived in Kane, IL. His burial was in Kane Cemetery.

(Note: Martha Mae (Burch) Freand's husband Henry M. Freand was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. He was the son of Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand, a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar).

(2) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's daughter Ellen M. Burch married Bernard and Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand's son Louis (or Lewis) A. Freand. He was born 4-6-1895 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 5-6-1971 in Jersey County, IL. He married Ellen M. Burch 4-8-1918 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of Jacob and Emeline (Dunham) Burch. She was born 7-2-1900. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. They are both buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. They had these children-Carl H. Freand married Janet Nickels; George L. Freand married Barbara A. Storey 1-2-1953; Nellie Freand; Ruby L. Freand married John H. Bailey 4-27-1933; and Frederick Freand (deceased), died 8-19-1997. He married Tracy (or maybe Tacy) Scott 3-10-1945 in Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Ellen M (Burch) Freand's husband Louis A. Freand was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. He was the son of Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand, a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar)

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(1a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son George L. Freand married Barbara A. Pauley 1-2-1953 in Jersey County, IL. George L. Freand and Barbara (Pauley) Freand had these children-Linda D. Freand, Pamela A. Freand, Roger A. Freand, and Robert L. Freand.

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George L. Freand's wife Barbara (Pauley) Freand's obituary - Barbara Ann Freand, 73, died at 12:12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. A daughter of Joseph C. and Florence (Storey) Pauley, she was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Jerseyville. On Jan. 2, 1953, she and George L. Freand exchanged wedding vows at Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda D. and Jerry Kadell and Pamela A. and Kenny Pohlman, all of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger A. and Sherry Freand and Robert L. and Melissa Freand, all of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren, Cory Freand, Josh Freand, Jessica (Aaron) Hoffmann, Katie Freand, Kristie (Bryan) Hagen, Kimberly Kadell, Brian Pohlman, Christopher Pohlman, Garrett Freand, Kirsten Freand and Wyatt Freand; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Freand and Zachary Hoffmann. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, where she was a member, by the Rev. William H. Hembrow. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community Hospital Dialysis Center or Holy Ghost Church.

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(1aa) George L. Freand and Barbara (Pauley) Freand's son Robert Freand's wife Melissa (Price) Freand's mother Jeanette M. (Bell) Price's obituary - Jeanette M. Price, 65, wife of Robert, died at 4:26 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at her residence, after a battle with lung cancer. She was born in Jerseyville on Jan. 6, 1944, the daughter of the Henry H. and Tessie (Wayman) Bell. A 1962 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she married Robert H. Price on Sept. 17, 1964, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. During their 45 years of marriage, Jeanette was a homemaker, who loved to bowl, participating in various leagues in Jerseyville throughout the years, and was a baseball fanatic, having strong ties to the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, splitting her support in football.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Price of Jerseyville; a son, Doug Price of Black Diamond, Wash.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Mark Berry of Ozark, Ark., and Melissa and Robert Freand of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Jay Price, Shane Price, Andrew Price, Kyle Flannigan, Garrett Freand, Kirsten Freand and Wyatt Freand; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Gracie and Anthony. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Tessie and Paul Beiermann; her father and stepmother, Henry and Jeanie Bell; and a grandson, Eric Price on June 16, 2004. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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(2a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son Frederick Freand died 8-19-1997. He married Tracy (or maybe Tacy) Scott 3-10-1945. She was born in 1925 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL, and died 4-23-1989 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Jim and Elizabeth (Smith) Scott.

Frederick and Tracy (Scott) Freand had 4 children-Frederick Freand, Ronnie Freand, Michael Freand, and and Rosie (Freand) Woelfe all of Jerseyville, IL.

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Frederick Freand's wife Tracy (Scott) Freand's obituary - Tracy Freand, 64, died April 23, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Fieldon, her parents were the late Jim & Elizabeth (Smith) Scott. Surviving are her husband, Fred Freand, whom she married March 10, 1945; 3 son, Frederick fr, Ronnie and Michael Freand, all of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Rosie Woelfe, Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren; 5 brothers, John Scott, Fieldon and Herb, Jim, Charlie, and Steve Scott, Jerseyville; and 1 Sister, Rosie Denham, Jerseyville. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Doug Kalapp officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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(3a) Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand's son Carl H. Freand's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Carl H. Freand, 79, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He was born January 20, 1937, in Kane, Illinois, son of Louis and Ellen (Burch) Freand, both deceased. He married Janet Sue Nickels on September 29, 1962, in Jerseyville. She died February 1, 2007. He was self-employed at CJ Handmade Crafts and Gifts in Branson, Missouri. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his children, Carla Norris of Branson, Missouri, Karen Freand of Jerseyville, Illinois, Jeff and Susan Freand of Brighton, Illinois, and Leslie Freand of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Jacob Norris and companion Alicia May of Branson, Kyle and Ethan Freand of Brighton, brother, George Freand of Jerseyville, sisters, Stella Vancil of Jerseyville and Nellie Davenport of Jerseyville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Illinois, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Military graveside rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Rev. Carl Hayes will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Southwestern High School Special Olympics. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Fred Freand, sisters, Ruby Bridges and Rosie Fitzgibbons. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl H. Freand's wife Janet (Nickels) Freand's obituary - Janet (Nickels) Freand, 63, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Skaggs Health Center in Branson. She was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Rosedale, Ill., to Leslie E. and Mary L. (Fryman) Nickels. She married Carl Freand on Sept. 29, 1962, in Jerseyville. He survives. A jewelry distributor in Branson, she retired in 2006. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Jerseyville and past member of the Otterville Baptist Church and State Street Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Susan Freand of Brighton and Leslie Freand of Hollister, Mo.; two daughters, Carla Norris and Karen Freand, both of Hollister; three grandsons, Jacob Norris and Kyle and Ethan Freand; her mother, Mary L. Nickels of Jerseyville; three sisters, Barbara Ontis of Jerseyville and Martha Hayes and Anita Nickels, both of Jacksonville, Ill.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Carla Nickels of Holiday Shores. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Leslie David Nickels. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Jon Lorch will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.

(3) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's son Harry Lee Burch, 99, died at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born Sept. 22, 1902, west of Kane, he was a son of the late Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch. He married the former Elizabeth Turner March 1, 1924, in Carrollton. They shared nearly 74 years of marriage before her death Feb. 8, 2001. An avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, he was a grain and livestock farmer operating a farm in Linder Township of Greene County for many years with his wife. A resident of Greene County for many years, he was the director of the old Douglass and Bryan Country Schools and was a member of the Kane Baptist Church. They remained on their farm until health concerns necessitated their move to Jerseyville in 1989.

Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret and Jack Whitlock of Kane and Ethel Margeson and Mary Darr, both of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Kathryn Franklin, William Smith, Sheila Howard, Cheryl Darr, David Darr and Randy Margeson, all of Jerseyville, Cindy Edwards of Medora and Karen Decker of Brighton; 17 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and his last surviving sibling, May Freand of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by three children, Joyce June Burch, Robert Lee Burch and Gilbert Randall Burch; three sons-in-law, Darrell Smith, Darriel Margeson and Richard Darr; two sisters, Ellen Freand and Fay McAdams; and two brothers, Fred and Ross Burch. Visitation were from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church or to the Jerseyville Senior Citizens.

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Harry Lee Burch's wife Elizabeth Bertha (Turner) Burch, 97, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 31, 1904, in Duluth, Ky., a daughter of the late Turp and Margaret (Allen) Turner. She married Harry L. Burch March 1, 1924, in Carrollton, and they have celebrated 76 years together. During their marriage, they lived on several farms in Greene County, mainly on the farm in Linder Township, where they lived for more than 40 years before they decided to move to Jerseyville in 1989.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Harry, are three daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret and Jack Whitlock of Kane and Ethel Margeson and Mary Darr, both of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Kathryn Franklin, William Smith, Sheila Howard, Cheryl Darr, David Darr, Cindy Edwards, Randy Margeson, all of Jerseyville, and Karen Decker of Brighton; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and her last surviving sibling, Christina Carr Umphress of Kane.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee and Gilbert Randall Burch; a daughter, Joyce June; three brothers, Everett Turner, Jack Turner and Clarence "Static" Turner; two sisters, Lucy Prough and Ethel Ross; and three sons-in-law, Darrell Smith, Darriell Margeson and Richard Darr. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. David Arnold officiating. She was laid to rest in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Jerseyville Senior Citizens Meals Program or Kane Baptist Church, where she was a longtime member.

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(1a) Harry L. and Elizabeth (Turner) Burch's daughter Margaret (Burch) Smith Whitlock's obituary - Margaret E. Smith Whitlock, 82, died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Kathryn, after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 9, 1925, in Greene County, a daughter of Harry L. and Elizabeth (Turner) Burch. A 1943 graduate of Jersey Township High School, she worked for Norman and Kathryn Sinclair in their neighborhood grocery store as well as at Heisler's Bakery in Jerseyville. She married Darrell M. Smith on Sept. 26, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo. and they shared 47 years together and raised a family that consisted of three children. He died April 13, 1989. Later, she married Jack Whitlock of Kane on Nov. 11, 1993, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. He survives. She began working at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville before joining the staff at Jersey Savings and Loan on April 15, 1957. She remained a part of their team for 27 years, retiring June 18, 1984, as a senior vice president and managing officer of what was then called Heritage Savings and Loan. She continued to work there on a part-time basis until 1990 and sold real estate in the Jerseyville area in the early part of the 1990s.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William and Beverly Smith of Jerseyville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Jan Franklin and Sheila and Ron Schroeder, all of Jerseyville; two stepchildren and their spouses, Cindy and Charles McClary of Texas and Craig and Ann Whitlock of East Moline; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Gail and Phil Isringhausen, Diane and Rick Strebel, Doug Franklin, Debbie and Scott Blackorby, Mike Smith, Matt Howard, and Megan and Mike Reynolds, all of Jerseyville; 13 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; Lisa Senko, Brian McClary, Kelly Whitlock and Ryan Whitlock; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ethel Margeson and Mary Darr, both of Jerseyville. Besides her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert and Randall Burch and a sister, Joyce June Burch. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville and a prayer service will begin at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

(4) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's daughter Fay (Burch) McAdams - Homemaker, 4-30-98 - YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Fay McAdams, a resident here for the past two years, died at home on April 21. She was 91. Services were held Monday at Yosemite Lakes Community Church, where she was a member, followed by burial at Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst. Arrangements were under the direction of Jay Chapel of Madera. Mrs. McAdams was born in Kane, Illinois. She had resided in Illinois all of her life until coming to Yosemite Lakes Park.

She was the mother of Audrey Ashlock, YLP; Sharon Garbott, Fresno; Helen Welch, Sebring, Florida; Remthem E. McAdams and E. Leroy McAdams, both of Manito, Illinois. Mrs. McAdams was the sister of Harry Burch and May Freand, both of Jerseyville, Illinois. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Remembrances: Hospice of Madera, Inc., Post Office Box 1325, Madera 93639

(5) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's son Fred L. Burch, born 03-26-1904, Greene County, Illinois, died 16-12-1979, buried Kane cemetery. Fred L. Burch, 74, of Kane, died Dec. 16, at Jersey Community hospital. Burch was born March 26, 1904 in Greene County. He was the son of Jacob & Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch. He married Thelma Greeene Apr. 24, 1944 in Jerseyville. He was a farmer.

Survivors are his wife; 2 sons, Norman Burch of Jerseyville and Herschel Burch of Fosterburg; 2 step sons, Norman Abbott of Columbia, SC and Robert Abbott of Grafton; 3 daughters, Rozella Hinson, Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Robuck of Roodhouse; 1 brother, Harry Burch of Rockbridge; 3 sisters, Ella Freand of Jerseyville, Mae Freand of Kane and Fay Mcadams of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation and funeral were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Turner officiated and interment was in Kane cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

(6) Jacob and Rachel Emeline (Dunham) Burch's son Ross Henry Burch was born 11-14-1913 in Greene County, IL. He died in 1939. He is buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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