WESTFALL GENEALOGY

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Marshall Thomas

Marshall Thomas was born 4-13-1865, and he died 2-11-1923 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. His father was named Marshall Thomas also and he came from Ohio. Marshall Thomas married Lena Sarah Schmidt 5-24-1896 in Jersey County, IL. She was born Nov 18, 1874 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL. Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas, age 94, widow of Marshall Thomas, died 2-13-1969 at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Marshall and Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas had 4 children-Martha Thomas born 1899 Jersey Co., IL; Frances Ellen "Fanny" Thomas born 5-26-1904 in Jersey County, IL, died 5-6-1990; Herbert R. Thomas, born 1903 in Jersey Co., IL, died 2-20-1983 in Jersey Co., IL; and Wilma Amelia Thomas, born Feb 10, 1898 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1979 in Jersey Co., IL.

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Marshall Thomas's wife Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas's obituary - Died 1969. Mrs. Lena Sarah Thomas, 94, widow of Marshall Thomas died at Jersey Community hospital. Born November 18, 1874 in Fieldon. Leaves 152 descendants including 1 son Herbert R. Thomas of Jerseyville, 3 Daughters, Wilma Schaaf of Chesterfield, Martha Sprowell of Carrollton, and Frances Westfall of Springfield; 18 grandchildren, 58, g-grandchildren, and 76 g-g-grandchildren. The funeral was held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Rev. James Pepper officiating with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

(1) Marshall and Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas's daughter Martha Thomas was born in 1899 in Jersey Co., IL. She married my Uncle Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall Sr. 10-2-1915 in Jersey County, IL. (Note: Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall was my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's oldest brother). Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall was born 4-13-1895 near McClusky, Jersey County, IL, the son of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall. He died 9-20-1970 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was raised on his father Jasper Mifflin Westfall's farm south of Fieldon, IL with his brothers and sisters-my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall, Jasper Westfall Jr., Floyd Westfall, Laura Westfall, and Anna Westfall. Alonzo "Lonnie" Westfall Sr. had 9 children-2 from his first wife Martha Thomas, Lillie Irene Westfall and Goldie Helen Westfall, and 7 children from his 2nd wife Frances Ellen "Fanny" Thomas-Lonnie Westfall Jr., Donald Westfall, Phillip Westfall, Paul Westfall, Francis Westfall, Viola Mae Westfall and Geraldine Westfall.

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(1a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Martha (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Lillie Irene Westfall was born abt. 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, and died abt. 1996 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL. Lillie (or Lily, Lilly) married Floyd Hetzel 6-16-1935 in Jersey County, IL, the son of George and Catherine (Lenz) Hetzel, and they had one son Francis Hetzel. Lillie later married Harold Cail in Florida.

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(2a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Martha (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Goldie Helen Westfall was born 11-17-1919 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She died 12-23-1992 in Jerseyville, Jersey Couunty, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Carl Feyerabend. Carl J. Feyerabend, 86, of Jerseyville, died April 23, 1984 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert Broeder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A self employed carpenter, Mr. Feyerabend was born January 13, 1898 in Jersey County, son of the late Henry & Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend. He was a WWII veteran of the army. He and Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend were married in 1944 in St. Charles, MO; They had no children.

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Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend's obituary - Goldie Helen Feyerabend, 73, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1992, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born in Alton on Dec. 17, 1919, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Martha (Thomas) Westfall. Her husband, Carl Feyerabend, died April 23, 1984. Surviving are a sister, Lillie Hetzel of Tampa, Fla.; a half sister, Esther Chapman of Benld; and a half brother, Lonnie Westfall of Ocala, Fla. Three half brothers, Phillip, Donald and Paul Westfall, preceded her in death. There will be no visitation. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Gubser Funeral Home of Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend's husband Carl J. Feyerabend's obituary - Carl J. Feyerabend, 86, of Jerseyville, died April 23, 1984 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert Broeder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A self employed carpenter, Mr. Feyerabend was born January 13, 1898 in Jersey County, son of the late Henry & Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend. He was a WWII veteran of the army. He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend, whom he married in 1944 in St. Charles, MO; 2 brothers, William of Chicago and Leslie of St. Louis; 3 sisters, Alma Habing of St. Louis, Marie Wock of Jerseyville and Lucille Maloney of Edwardsville. His parents and 5 brothers preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Emphysema Foundation.

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Martha (Thomas) Westfall later remarried to Richard Sprowel 6-24-1924 and Lonnie Westfall Sr. remarried to Martha's sister Frances Thomas.

(2) Marshall and Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas's daughter Frances Ellen "Fanny" Thomas married Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and they had 5 sons and 2 daughters. Frances Ellen Thomas was born 5-26-1904 in Jersey County, IL, and died 5-6-1990. She is buried in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She was Martha's sister (Frances and Martha were the daughters of Marshall and Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas)-Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's sons were Lonnie Westfall Jr. and Donald Westfall, Phillip Westfall, Paul Westfall, and Francis Westfall.

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Frances Ellen (Thomas) Westfall's obituary - Frances Ellen Westfall died May 6, 1990 at Carlinville Area Hospital. Born May 26, 1904 in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Lena Schmidt Thomas. Surviving are two sons, Lonny Westfall of Tampa, Florida and Francis Westfall of Zephyr Hills, Florida; two daughters, Viola Dearing of Land 0 Lakes, Florida and Geraldine Hederick of Springfield; two step-daughters, Lilly Hetzel of Florida and Goldie Feyerabend of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three sons, Donald, Paul and Phillip Westfall; a brother, Herbert Thomas and two sisters, Martha Sprowell and Wilma Schaaf. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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Frances Ellen (Thomas) Westfall's husband Alonzo (Lonnie/Lonny) Westfall Sr's obituary - Lonny Westfall, a retired farmer of Fieldon died Sunday September 20, 1970 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born in Jersey County on April 13, 1895, a son of the late Jasper and Frances McCaulley Westfall. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold Call of Tampa, Florida and Mrs. Carl Feyerabend of Jerseyville; two sons, Lonnie Westfall of Tampa and Donald Westfall of Fieldon; three brothers, Ed Westfall and Jasper Westfall of Fieldon and Floyd Westfall of Medora; two sisters, Mrs. William Pitts of Jerseyville and Mrs. Joseph Coleman of Alton; one half-sister, Eva Haag of Alton; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Antone Maggos of Alton. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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(1a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's son Donald Leon Westfall was born 5-14-1929, and died 11-14-1982. He is buried in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Deloris Beulah Talley in 1951, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley, and they had a son Dwight Lee Westfall born 5-6-1963 and daughter Donna Jean Westfall born 5-1-1959 who live in the Alton IL area. Their son Dwight Lee Westfall Sr. is married and has a son Dwight Lee Westfall Jr. born 5-23-1985. Dwight Lee Westfall Sr.'s son Dwight Lee Westfall Jr. and Bobbi Jo Sanders have a daughter Makaela Jean Westfall born 6-13-2003. Donald Westfall worked at the flour mill in Alton. He died suddenly of cardiac arrest. After Donald Westfall's death his wife Deloris remarried to Leon Stone in 1985. Deloris died 11-15-2001 in Alton, IL after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is buried in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Donald Leon Westfall's obituary - Services for Donald Leon Westfall, 53, of R.R. 4, Jerseyville were held Thursday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Woodrum officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He died at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 1982 at Jersey Community Hospital. His death was unexpected. An accountant for Peavey, he was born May 14, 1929 in Jersey County, a son of Lonnie and Frances (Thomas) Westfall. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. His survivors are his wife, the former Deloris Talley whom he married May 5, 1951 in madison County; mother, Frances E. Westfall of Tampa, Fla; a daughter, Donna Westfall of Jerseyville; brothers, Lonnie and Francis Westfall of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Viola Dearing and Lily Cail of Tampa, Fla.; Geradine Hedrick, Springfield and Goldie Feyerabend, Jerseyville.

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Donald Leon Westfall's wife Deloris B. (Talley) Westfall Stone's obituary - Deloris B. Stone, 70, died at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. Born Sept. 30, 1931, in Greene County, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Gertrude E. (Parker) Talley. She was self-employed as an Avon representative and was a member of the Ladies of the Moose. She married Donald L. Westfall in 1951. He died in 1982. She married Leon Stone in 1985 in Jerseyville. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Dewight L. Westfall Sr.; a daughter, Donna J. Westfall; a grandson, Dewight L. Westfall Jr.; four sisters, Lola (Talley) Dunham of Jerseyville, Ilene (Talley) Moore of Granite City, Francis (Talley) Crumley of Alton and Beatrice (Talley) Ebker of Jerseyville; and two brothers, George L. Talley Sr. of Jerseyville and Charles E. Talley of Carrolton. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marvel (Talley) Brooks, Armeda (Talley) Dunham, Vivian (Talley) Akers and Wilma (Talley) Griffin. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Visitation will continue from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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(2a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's oldest son Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr. was born 5-3-1925 and died 9-23-2003. He lived in Florida and and died in Belleview, FL. He was in the U. S. Military Service and was a World War II Veteran. He was married to Ida Mae Pickett (they had 2 children, Joyce Ann Westfall and Terry Marshall Westfall), and later Lonnie married Flossy Waters (they had 2 children Debra Sue "Debbie" Westfall and Becky Westfall). Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae Pickett was a daughter of Leo Laverne and Dorothy (Ford) Westfall Pickett and the granddaughter of Edward E. Pickett (1870-1938) and Margaret (Kelley) Pickett (1878-1908). She was the great granddaughter of Charles William Pickett born about 1830 and Emeline (Gowin) Pickett (1838-1922). Emeline (Gowin) Pickett was a granddaughter of James Alexander Gowin and Rebecca Adams Gowin who were residents of Virginia about 1793 when their son, Nathaniel Gowin was born. Their son Nathaniel “Nathan” Gowin was born about 1794 in Virginia. It has been suggested that he was born in Rockingham County. On July 28, 1813, he was married in Roane County, Tennessee to Sabra Midgett, daughter of George Midgett and his first wife, Sabra Burrus. Sabra [pension file shows Sabrina] Midgett Gowin was born about 1795 at Cape Hatteras in Dare County, North Carolina. “Nathan Goens” enlisted in Capt. Joseph Goodsen’s company of Tennessee militia in the War of 1812, according to “War of 1812 Pensioners” by Virgil D. White. He received Survivor’s Certificate No. 1382 and a bounty land warrant. In 1817, when Nathaniel Gowin became 21, he was listed in the tax list of Grainger County, Tennessee adjoining “John Going.” Nathaniel Gowin paid taxes in this county from 1816 to 1819. In 1820, he was on the census roll of Wilson County, Tennessee and remained there at least until 1826 when he and “Shadrack Gains” appeared on the tax roll. By 1830, he had returned to Grainger County. He appeared there in the 1830 and 1831 tax rolls, farming 90 acres previously rendered by John Gowin. A land grant may have prompted his move to Jersey County, Illinois. He was enumerated there in the 1840 census. Sabra Midgett Gowin died August 20, 1860, and he was remarried in Jersey County to Sylva Wilcox July 12, 1862. Nathaniel Gowin died March 23, 1879 in Grafton Precinct and was buried in Otterville, Illinois in Jersey County. Sylva Wilcox Gowin died about 1898 in Virden, Illinois. Children born to Nathaniel Gowin and Sabra Midgett Gowin include: Daniel Gowin born 1810-20 in TN; George Gowin born 1810-20 in TN; [daughter] born 1810-20 in TN; [daughter] born 1820-30 in TN; Miner Steele Gowin born October 1, 1823 in Wilson Co.; Hester Gowin born Nov. 25, 1825 in Wilson Co.; [daughter] born 1825-30; Steve Gowin born 1825-30; Emeline Gowin born c1838 in Illinois; Nathan F. Gowin born c1840 in Illinois; and Paris M. Gowin born April 25, 1841 in Illinois.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's obituary - Ida Mae Young, TACOMA, Wash. -- Ida Mae Young, 73, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Tacoma. Born in Jerseyville, she was a daughter of the late Leo L. Pickett and the late Dorothy Westfall. She was employed in the housekeeping department at Alton Memorial Hospital, where she retired. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Hardin of Sacramento, Calif., and Janet Brundige of Eatonville, Wash.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Haynes-Mogen of Mesa, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Westfall; a daughter, Joyce Ann Westfall; and two brothers, E. Laverne Pickett and L. Wayne Pickett. The body was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Feb. 10, at Mary Mount Manor in Tacoma.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's brother Leo Wayne Pickett's obituary - PICKETT - Services were held in Tulsa, Okla., for former Jerseyville resident, Leo Wayne Pickett, 52, who died 14 October in Tulsa. Born in Jerseyville, son of the Late Leo Laverne and Dorothy (Ford) Pickett, he married the former Laurie Crow, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are seven daughters, four sons; nine grandchildren; and two Sisters, Ida Young of Alton and Ruth Haynes of Mesa, Ariz. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Sand Springs, Okla.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's aunt Ida Mae (Pickett) Angel's obituary - ANGEL, Ida Mae, born 11-13-1904, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-02-1981, buried Valhalla Park. The funeral of Ida Mae Angel 76, of 501 Maple, Jerseyville was held Saturday morning at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. V. Clay Noah jr., officiating, Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. She was born in Jersey County Nov. 13, 1904, a daughter of Edward and Margaret Kelly Pickett. Her husband, James J. Angel, died Aug. 17, 1977. She is survived by two sons, Francis of Jerseyville and James of Alton; two daughters, Dorothy Powers and Marcella Freshour of Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The Heart Fund has been named as a memorial.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's aunt Ida Mae (Pickett) Angel's daughter Marcella Jean (Angel) Freshour Long's obituary - Marcella Jean Long, 76, died at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Dow, to James Jahue and Ida Mae (Pickett) Angel. She retired in 1996 from the dietary department at Jersey Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and Warren Lott of Carlinville and Vicky Freshour of East Alton; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Randolph Freshour of Godfrey, Wade Freshour of Jerseyville and Darren and Lori Freshour of Godfrey; grandchildren, Melanie Davis, Marcie Isringhausen, Cheyanne and Randi Jean Freshour, Robert, Mike and Kenny Lott, Ginger Davis, Dan Nolte, Kristin and Cale Young and Ryan Freshour; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Powers of Jerseyville; and a brother, James Everett Angel of Alton. She was preceded in death by her parents and Francis Angel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6. The Rev. Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Jersey County Relay for Life.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's uncle Fred Francis Pickett's obituary - PICKETT. Jerseyville Republican 21 September 1921: Fred Francis Pickett, 21 years old, died of typhoid fever at home of his father, Edward E. Pickett on E. carpenter St. Funeral from home. Rev. R. B. Favoright. Burial in McDow cemetery.

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Lonnie Marshall Westfall Jr.'s 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's uncle Ralph Pickett's wife Edna (Ford) Pickett's obituary - PICKETT. 28 April 1950: Mrs. Edna Pickett, wife of Ralph Pickett of Jerseyville, died at four-fifteen o'clock Sunday afternoon, 23 April at St. Joseph hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for several weeks. The deceased was born in Fieldon 16 December 1909, and her age at the time of death was forty years, four months and seventeen days. In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Doris, Betty and Anna Pickett of Jerseyville; two Sons, Ralph Pickett and Dallas Gilbert of Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Wilson of Jerseyville and Mrs. Julia Schaaf of Fieldon and three brothers, Woodrow, Henry Lee and Wilbert Ford of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Wednesday, 26 April at two o'clock with Rev. Harry Frazier officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(1aa) Lonnie Westfall Jr. and his 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's son Terry M. Westfall's obituary - Alton, July 15, 1954 - Terry M. Westfall, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Westfall of 901 East Fourth St., died Wednesday at 6:55 p.m. in Wood River Township Hospital where he had been taken the previous day. Terry was born June 9, 1952, at Carrollton. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Joyce Ann Westfall; a half-sister, Linda Lee Pickett; the paternal grandfather, Lonnie Westfall Sr., of Piasa; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frances Westfall, Jerseyville; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Westfall, Jerseyville; the maternal grandfather, Leo Pickett, Kane, the great-maternal grandfather, Gideon Ford, of Piasa, and the great-maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lena Thomas, Jerseyville. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home, Jerseyville, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Jerseyville, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(2aa) Lonnie Westfall Jr. and his 1st wife Ida Mae (Pickett) Westfall Young's daughter Joyce Ann Westfall's obituary - JERSEYVILLE, July 14, 1959 - Joyce Ann Westfall, 11, of 408 Cherry St., Alton, died at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient seven days. She was born March 12, 1948 in Cottage Hills, the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Lonny Westfall. Funeral services will be held in the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville at 2 p.m. Wednesday The Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville, will officiate, and interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Joyce is survived by her parents, Lonny Westfall of Fieldon and Mrs. Woodrow Landreth of Alton and by three half sisters. Linda Lee Pickett and Janet Kay Landreth of Alton and Debra Sue Westfall of Fieldon. One brother Terry Marshall Westfall preceded her in death. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, Lonny Westfall Sr., of Fieldon and Mrs, Frances Westfall of Jerseyville, and her maternal grandparents, Mrs. Dorothy Westfall of Cottage Hills and Leo Pickett of Alton. The family has designated shriners Crippled Children's Hospital as a memorial fund.

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(3a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's son Phillip Frank Westfall was born 9-19-1932 in Jersey County, IL and died 2-1-1947. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township. Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Phillip, apparently took his own life in remorse over having wounded his brother Donald after a quarrel. Donald lost his left arm as a result of a gunshot wound. ---- Here is an article regarding the incident from the Alton Telegraph Newspaper dated Feb. 4, 1947 - Donald Westfall's Condition - The condition of Donald Westfall, 18, Jersey County youth, who suffered a gunshot wound in the left arm Saturday during a quarrel with a brother, Phillip, 15, who later apparently took his own life in remorse over having wounded his brother, was reported as unchanged today. Donald is a patient in Alton Memorial Hospital.) ---- Here is another article about an inquest held regarding the incident from the Alton Evening Telegraph Newspaper dated Saturday, March 8, 1947 - An inquest into the death of Philip Westfall of Fieldon, the evening of Feb. 1, was held Thursday evening by Coroner Herbert Gubser at the funeral home. Philip Westfall's body was found by his brother, Lonnie Westfall Jr., when the latter returned from Fieldon where he had gone for groceries. Previously, Philip and his his brother Donald, had quarreled over the former's going for a bucket of water. In a struggle over a shotgun, Donald sustained a gunshot wound which later necessitated amputation of his arm above the elbow. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that Philip Westfall had come to his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head. Members of the jury; Lawrence Morrison, foreman, Louis Schaaf, Julius Schaaf, Charles Maples, Clem Schleper and A. L. Carmen.

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(4a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's son Paul Edward Westfall died 3-22-1928 when a baby. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(5a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's son Francis Wayne Westfall was born 11-26-1947. He married Judy Ann Rose and they had 2 children, Wayne Westfall and Chasity Lynn Westfall.

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Francis Westfall's wife Judy Ann (Rose) Westfall's father Alton Rose Sr's obituary - October 3, 1989, Alton Rose Sr, 71, of Tampa died at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Cross City FL. He was a construction laborer. Survivors include four sons, Horace, Branford, Alton Jr, Steve and Larry all of Tampa; a daughter, Judy Ann Westfall of Tampa. A brother, William L of Tampa and four sisters, Ethel Lyles and Lucille Lyles both of Cross City, Elizabeth Hutto and Ruth Warner, both of Tampa, and 8 grandchildren. F. T. Blount Funeral Home, Nebraska Chapel Tampa.

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Francis Westfall's wife Judy Ann (Rose) Westfall's grandfather Burgin Rose's obituary - Burgin Rose died September 1977. He lived in Cross City, FL, after he moved there from Perry, FL. He had two sons, Alton Rose and William Rose both of Tampa; and six daughters, Ethel Lyles and Lucy Lyles both of Cross City, Mrs. Lester Grice, Mrs. Annie Lou Marler, Mrs. Elizabeth Hutto and Mrs. Ruth Warner, all from Tampa. John Stanton, Pastor, Oldsmar Baptist Church, FT Blount Funeral Home, 5101 Nebraska Ave. Pall bearers: Joe Lilly, Edward Murphy, Bobby Crumbley, Steve Rose, Larry Rose and Wilford Lyles. Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery.

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(6a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Viola Mae Westfall was born 3-8-1941, and died 2-14-2011 at the home of her daughter in Tampa, FL. She was laid to rest in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa, FL. She married Virgil L. Dearing born 9-12-1939, and they had 4 children-Virgil Lee Dearing, William Alan Dearing, Wendy Ann Dearing, and Wesley Leon Dearing.

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Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's obituary - Dearing, Viola Mae, 69 of Tampa, Fl passed away on February 14, 2011 peacefully with her family surrounding her. She was preceded in death by her son, Virgil Lee Dearing, Jr. Viola is survived by her beloved husband, Virgil of 53 years; daughter, Wendy Doten and husband Dody; sons, Bill Dearing and wife Lisa and Wesley Dearing and wife Anne; grandchildren, Benjamin, Jonathan, Melissa, Jessica, Michael and Danielle; great grandchildren, Jonathan Jr and Allison. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6-8 pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa, Fl. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

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Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's husband Virgil Lee Dearing's brother Glenn D. Dearing's obituary - Glenn D. Dearing, 89 of Indianapolis passed away December 24, 2011. He was born in Bethany, Missouri on September 2, 1922 to William and Mary (Marks) Dearing. Glenn served his country in the US Army and was awarded four bronze stars. He had been a professional photographer in the Indianapolis area since 1955. Glenn was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church and the American Legion, Kennington Post. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. (Barnes) Dearing; sons, Glenn D. Dearing, Jr. (Kimberly) of Lawrence and Stanley E. Dearing of Indianapolis; daughter, Linda K. Buter of Mulberry, FL; brother, Virgil Lee Dearing of Tampa, FL; ten grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. Dearing; and brother, William "Bill" Dearing. A visitation will be held at the Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 N. Michigan Rd., on Friday, December 30th from 3-6 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Disabled American Veterans.

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(1aa) Virgil and Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's son Virgil Lee Dearing Jr. was born 10-27-1957. He married Wendy Marie Davis Homer in 1991. She was born 8-17-1952. They were guardians of Robert Gregory Sorenson (Bubba)-Wendy's grandchild from her daughter Shannon. Wendy had a dughter Shannon and a son, Gregory Whited from a previous marriage. Virgil Lee Dearing Jr. died Sept. 16, 2006. He was only 48. His funeral was 9-21-2006 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, IL. His burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery of Clear Lake, Clear Lake, Sangamon County, Illinois.

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Virgil Lee Dearing, Jr.'s obituary - Virgil Lee Dearing Jr., 48, of Springfield died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at St. John's Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1957, in Jerseyville, the son of Virgil Lee and Viola Mae Westfall Dearing Sr. He married Wendy Davis in 1991. Mr. Dearing graduated from Southeast High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Illinois Air National Guard. He was a member of Bunn Park Golf League, a bowling league at Strike 'n Spare East and a lifetime member of North America Fishing Association and Sparrows Club. He worked in delivery at YT Meat Packing for more than 20 years. Survivors: wife, Wendy; stepdaughter and stepson; a grandson; sister and two brothers; parents, Virgil and Viola of Tampa; three aunts; an uncle. Services: Staab Funeral Home, Robert Green officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery. (Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - September 19, 2006)

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(2aa) Virgil and Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's son William Alan Dearing was born 6-28-1959. He married 1st Brigitte Doris John born 4-19-1958. They had a son Benjamin Alan Dearing Shepherd born 2-21-1981. Later William Alan Dearing married Lisa Rose Aronson born 11-24-1963. They have a daughter Melissa Lynn Dearing born 5-20-1984, and a son Michael William Dearing born 8-17-1987.

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(3aa) Virgil and Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's daughter Wendy Ann Dearing was born 10-25-1963. She married Everett Clifton "Dody" Doten III born 8-29-1961, the son of Everett Clifton "Dody" Doten II and Lorraine Eleanore Sanchez. They have a daughter-Danielle Grei Doten born 10-15-1988. They live in the Tampa, FL area.

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Wendy Ann (Dearing) Doten's husband Everett Clifton "Dody" Doten III's father Everett C. "Dody" Doten II's obituary - Doten, Everett C. II "Dody," born August 24, 1937, in Plymouth, Mass., passed away from Lewy Body Dementia, April 23, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyfton Orlin and Sarah Elizabeth Owens Doten. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lorraine "Raine" Doten; son, Dody and his wife, Wendy; son, John and his wife, Lisa; son, Chris; and granddaughter, Danielle, all of Tampa. He is also survived by his two brothers, Elmer Lawrence of Abington, Mass., and Clyfton Orlin of Plymouth; his uncle, George and his wife, Ramona Card Doten of Portland, Conn.; as well as a brother and sister-in-law; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Dody graduated from Plymouth High School in 1955, and then spent the summer playing the bass fiddle on Block Island, R.I., where he met his future wife. Dody then joined the U.S. Air Force as a radar operator. Upon leaving the Air Force, he furthered his education by attending Berkley Preparatory School in Boston, Mass., and Bedford Institute of Technology in New Bedford, Mass. Dody and Raine moved to Florida, where he went to work for GTE. He retired as a system engineer in 1997. Since retirement, as well as throughout his life, he has played the bass fiddle for several bands. He most recently participated with the Swing Sound Orchestra, The Sun City Center Big Band, The Ten O' Clock Band and the Blue Notes. A celebration of life service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2011, at Bethel Assemblies of God, 1510 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifPath Hospice or Lewy Body Dementia at www.lbda.org

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Wendy Ann (Dearing) Doten's husband Everett Clifton "Dody" Doten III's brother John Robert Doten's obituary - DOTEN, John Robert, 52, passed away on March 7, 2015 in Tampa, FL. John was a locksmith. He was preceded in death by his father, Everett C. Doten Sr. John is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Lisa Pennington Doten; mother Lorraine; brother Everett (Wendy) and niece Danielle; brother Christopher; mother and father-in-law Gerald and Belva Pennington; sister-in-law Melanie (Andy); brothers-in-law Kevin, Mark and his beloved dog, Molli. A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday, March 12 from 1 to 3PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Memorial services will then begin at 3PM at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Bethel Church Mission Fund, 1510 W. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33603 in memory of John Doten.

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(4aa) Virgil and Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's son Wesley Leon Dearing was born 11-22-1966, and died April 20, 2012 in Tampa, FL. He married Anne Finch. She was born 9-1-1944.

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Virgil and Viola Mae (Westfall) Dearing's son Wesley Leon Dearing's obituary - Wesley Leon Dearing, 45, of Tampa, FL, passed away April 20, 2012, peacefully with his family surround-ing him. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Mae; and brother, Virgil, Jr. Wesley is survived by his beloved wife, Anne; father, Virgil L. Dearing, Sr.; sister, Wendy Doten and husband, Dody; brother, Bill Dearing and wife, Lisa; stepson, Daniel Canada and partner, Dan McCarthy Jr.; stepson, Kenny Stoertz; step-grand-children, Danielle and Joshua Stoertz; and many nephews, nieces and a great-nephew and great-niece. A celebration of life will take place May 5, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at Zachary's Pub, 4901 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL.

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(7a) Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Geraldine Westfall was born 12-27-1942 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. She died May 27, 2010, at her residence in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. Her burial was at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. She married Gerald Hederick December 1, 1962. He was born 7-23-1937 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, and died 7-6-1999 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL. They had no children.

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Alonzo (Lonnie) Westfall and Frances (Thomas) Westfall's daughter Geraldine (Westfall) Hederick's obituary - Geraldine Hederick, 67, of Springfield died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010, at her residence. She was born December 27, 1942, in Jerseyville, IL, the daughter of Lon & Frances Thomas Westfall. She married Gerald Hederick on December 1, 1962, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers; and a nephew. She is survived by 1 sister, Viola Dearing; 1 brother, Francis Westfall; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Geraldine was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

(3) Marshall & Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas's son Herbert R. Thomas, 79, died 2-20-1983 in the emergency room at Jersey Community hospital. Employed by GM&O railroad, he retired in 1968 after 40 years of service. Born in Jersey County, a son of the late Marshall & Lena (Schmidt) Thomas, he married the former Juanita Lane on June 23, 1956, in Carrollton. In addition to his wife, he was survived by 2 Stepchildren, Dick Bowers of Springfield and Jackie Ringhausen of Wood River; and 5 grandchildren. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Herbert R. Thomas's obituary - Herbert R. Thomas - Died 02-1983. Herbert R. Thomas, 79, died unexpectedly at 5:46 pm Sunday in the emergency room at Jersey Community hospital. Employed by GM&O railroad, he retired in 1968 after 40 years of service. Born 1903 in Jersey County, IL, a son of the late Marshall & Lena (Schmidt) Thomas, he married the former Juanita Lane on June 23, 1956, in Carrollton. In addition to his wife, surviving are 2 Stepchildren, Dick Bowers of Springfield and Jackie Ringhausen of Wood River; 5 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Frances Westfall of Tampa, Florida. Visitation will be from 4-9 pm Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be held there at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The heart fund has been named as a memorial.

(4) Marshall & Lena Sarah (Schmidt) Thomas's daughter Wilma A. Thomas was born Feb 10, 1898 in Jerseyville, Illinois, and died 1979 in Jerseyville, Illinois. She married Leroy "Lee" Schaaf on Sep 04, 1915 in Jerseyville, IL, son of Louis Schaaf and Sarah J. Simpson. He died 8-22-1956 in Jersey Co., IL. Both are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL. Children of Wilma Amelia Thomas and Leroy Schaaf were-Alma Grace Schaaf born Mar 23, 1918 in Chicago, IL, died Nov 13, 1988, Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida; Laura A Schaaf born Feb 16, 1916, Carlinville, IL, died Mar 24, 2000, Duluth, Minnesota; Lena Schaaf; Celia M. Schaaf; Irene Schaaf; Lucille Schaaf died 9-19-1927 at six months of age, burial in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville, IL; Ida Schaaf; Hazel Schaaf; Edna Schaaf; Leo "Corky" Schaaf born Mar 09, 1929, Plainview, IL, died Feb 10, 2002, Litchfield, IL; and Robert Schaaf, died 1998, Girard, IL.

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(1a) Alma Grace Schaaf (daughter of Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia Thomas) was born Mar 23, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, and died Nov 13, 1988 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida. She married William Edward Gimlin on May 11, 1936 in Illinois, son of William Henderson Gimlin and Sarah Alice Abbott. She was buried at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, Pensacola, Florida. Children of Alma Grace Schaaf and William Edward Gimlin were-Robert Earl Gimlin; Kenneth E. Gimlin; Harold E. Gimlin; Clyde Eldon Gimlin, born Dec 17, 1951, died June 1982, Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida; Steven E. Gimlin; Wilma Almetta Gimlin; Louise Gimlin; and Julia Ann Gimlin.

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(2a) Laura A. Schaaf (daughter of Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia Thomas) married Jerry O. Hedberg in 1935. She is deceased. She is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota. Children of Laura A Schaaf and Jerry O. Hedberg were-Geraldine Hedberg; Robert Hedberg; Linda Hedberg; Arnold Hedberg; Iris Hedberg; Shirley Hedberg; Richard Hedberg; Wilma Hedberg; Raymond Clarence Hedberg, born 1938, Sibley, Iowa, died Apr 18, 1996, Duluth, Minnesota; and James Hedberg.

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(3a) Lena Schaaf (daughter of Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia Thomas) married a man who's last name was Turner. Children of Lena Schaaf and Unknown Turner were-Shirley Turner; Debby Turner; Gary Schulze; and Randy Schulze.

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(4a) Celia M. Schaaf (daughter of Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia Thomas) married Harlen W. Shaw. Children of Celia M. Schaaf and Harlen W. Shaw were-Wanda Shaw; Juanita Shaw; Wilma Shaw; Willa Shaw; Donna Shaw; Nancy Shaw; Betty Shaw; Connie Shaw; Wayne Schaaf; Harlen Shaw; Theresa Diann Shaw, born Dec 30, 1948, Meadowbrook, IL, died July 14, 2008, Alton, IL; Vivian Gayle Shaw, born June 05, 1950, IL, died Apr 1975, Bethalto, IL; Loyd Ray Shaw, born Sep 03, 1927, died Aug 06, 1999, Gillispie, IL; and Eldon Roy Shaw.

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(1aa) Harlen and Celia (Schaaf) Shaw's daughter Donna (Shaw) Keller's obituary - Donna Keller, 67, passed away at 1:14 a.m. on March 23, 2013, at her residence in Carlinville. She was born in Alton on July 1, 1945, the daughter of the late Harlen and Celia (Schaaf) Shaw. She married Gerald E. Keller April 2, 1966, in East Alton, Ill., and he survives. Donna was a purchasing Manager for Essex Industries for 29 years. She was a member of Charity Southern Baptist Church in Carlinville, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Gerald; one son, Bobby Keller of Mount Olive; three sisters and their spouses, Nancy (Dennis) Tosh of Worden, Betty (Chuck) Hogle of Meadowbrook, Connie (Butch) Morgan of Alton; two brothers and spouses Harlen (Rhonda) Shaw of Meadowbrook, Wayne (Charlene) Schaaf of Meadowbrook; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gayle Shaw and Theresa Osborn. Visitation was Tuesday, March 26, at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where a funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, with Pastor Joshua Franklin, officiating. Burial will follow at Charity Baptist Church Cemetery in Carlinville.Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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(5a) Leo "Corky" Schaaf (son of Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia Thomas) died in Feb 2002. His burial was Feb 13, 2002, New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville, IL. He married Nancy Ann Dwyer in 1959 in Carlinville, IL.

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(6a) Leroy Schaaf and Wilma Amelia (Thomas) Schaaf's daughter Hazel Helen (Schaaf) Wisdom's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Hazel Helen Wisdom, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Willow Rose Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born on August 20, 1925, in Jerseyville, daughter of Lee Roy and Wilma (Thomas) Schaaf, now deceased. She married George Ray Wisdom Sept. 16, 1944, in Jerseyville. He died Oct. 31, 2013. She had worked at International Shoe Factory and the laundry dept. at Jersey Community High School. Survivors include her children, Helen and Guy Devening of Fieldon, Illinois, Barbara and Kenny Phillips of Demi Springs, Louisiana, and Brenda and Mark Embly of Jerseyville, Illinois; grandchildren, Ted Devening, Crystal Plunkett, Matthew and Travis Herring, Jimmy, Keith and Kurt Scoby. 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Ida Lewis of Jerseyville and Edna Ealey of Girard, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Lucille, Lena, Celia, Laura, Alma and Irene; brothers: Robert and Leo "Corky" Schaaf; great-grandson, Ryder Herring. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral service will begin at noon. Rev. Brent Meyer will officiate. BURIAL will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice or to Heartland Hospital in Fairview Heights. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Boomer

John Boomer. Jerseyville Republican, April 11, 1912. John Boomer died at his home 8 miles south of Jerseyville March 31 at 5 p.m. after an illness of about 3 months, aged 88 years and 6 months. He was born in Whittenberg, Germany, and emigrated to this country at the age of 14 years. He enlisted and served in the Mexican war and received an honorable discharge.

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Delaney on October 20, 1852. To this union was born two sons and four daughters: John A. and Daniel, Mrs. Maria Hewitt, Mrs. Mary E. Minard, Mrs. Anna Wheeler, and Mrs. Emma Perdun. The latter two have passed away. There are 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He attended and was a believer inn the Lutheran Church. Through the last few years of his life he had the care of his affectionate daughter, Mrs. Maria Hewitt. He has lived on the same farm for 43 years and was respected by all who knew him. His remains were laid to rest April 3 in Otterville Cemetery.

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John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer had 6 children-Daniel Boomer, John A. Boomer, Margaret Maria Boomer, Mary E. Boomer, Anna Boomer, and Emma Boomer.

(1) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's son Daniel Boomer was born 1-20-1857 in Jersey County, IL. He died 11-8-1920 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Hannah Anna Frazer 10-19-1889 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 12-16-1863, and died 9-22-1909. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Daniel and Anna (Frazer) Boomer had 8 children-Roy Boomer, Lottie Boomer, Eva Boomer, Inez Boomer, George Bomer, Mary Bomer, Arthur Eugene Boomer, and Jesse Daniel Boomer.

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(1a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's son Roy Boomer, born 10-24-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-15-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Roy Boomer, 79, a retired farmer of Jerseyville, died Dec. 15 at the Calhoun Convalescent Care Home in Calhoun county. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Harry Frazer officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A WWI veteran, he was bon Oct. 24, 1893 in Jersey County a son of Daniel & Hannah Ann (Frazer) Boomer.

He is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. William (Ethel) Shults, Mrs. Joe (Inez) French and Mrs. Charles (Naomi) Webster, Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward (Violet) Phipps of Kane and Mrs. Charles (Eva) McIntyre of East Alton; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 sister, Mrs Inez Frazer and Mrs. Eva Rhoads of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mary Rice and Mrs Lottie Calender, both of Alton. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and 3 brothers. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and Worthey Post American Legion services were held at the cemetery.

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Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer had 5 daughters-Ethel Mae Boomer, Eva Boomer, Inez Boomer, Naomi Boomer, and Violet Boomer.

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(1aa) Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Ethel M. (Boomer) McGowen, 82, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Jersey County to Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married William Henry Shults Oct. 10, 1935, in Jerseyville. He died in November 1974. She married Walter E. McGowen Oct. 20, 1978, in Jerseyville. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter and her husband, Pat and Jim Rench of Jerseyville; three stepsons and their wives, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen and Tim and Tonya McGowen, all of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters and their husbands, Violet and Wilbert Fraley, Inez and Joe French, Naomi and Charles Webster, all of Jerseyville, and Eva McIntire of Rosewood Heights. Besides her parents and first husband, preceding her in death was a daughter, Shirley Schnieder. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Charity Christian Church Building Fund, Alzheimer's Disease Research or Peace United Church of Christ.

(Note: Ethel (Boomer) Shults McGowen's first husband William Henry Shults was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. His mother Catherine (Weisner) Shults was a half sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen's 2nd husband Walter E. McGowen's obituary - Walter McGowen, 94, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Jersey County to Ed and Pearl (Russell) McGowen. He married Ethel R Boomer Sept. 27, 1978, in Jerseyville. She died in August 2002. His second marriage was to Alvena (Pitchford) Whitwell on Aug. 25, 2006, at the Great River Road Opry in Hillview, Ill. He was a retired mechanic at Sunderland Chevrolet in Jerseyville and a member of Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville.

Survivors include his wife, Alvena McGowen of Jerseyville; sons, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen of Jerseyville, and Tim McGowen of Carrollton; stepson, Randy Wagoner of Rosewood Heights; grandchildren, J.R. McGowen, Michelle Summar, Kelly Graham, Sarah McGowen, Sean McGowen, Derek McGowen; four stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gladys Mount and Opal Priest; one brother, Lawrence McGowen; and one stepdaughter Pat Rench. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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Ethel M. (Boomer) Shults McGowen's husband Walter E. McGowen's mother Pearl M. (Russell) McGowen Gowling's obituary - Pearl M. Gowling, 87, of Jerseyville died April 16 at Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born December 27, 1895 in Kansas, daughter of Reuben & Martha (Hand) Russell. Her husband, Lyman Gowling, died November 21, 1977 and she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ed McGowen who died January 8, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons, Walter E. McGowen and Lawrence McGowen of Hardin; 3 daughters, Gladys Ames of Peoria, Opal Priest and Dorothy Timpe of Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren; 3 g-g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral service was from Gospel Assembly church April 19 with Rev Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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Ethel (Boomer) Shults McGowen and her first husband William Shults's daughter Patricia Louise Rench, 60, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital after a four-year fight with ovarian cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Jerseyville to William H. Shults and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults McGowen. A 1960 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she began working at Rudolph's Department Store in Jerseyville, where she and her future husband both worked. After her marriage, she elected to stay home and care for her family. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, reading a book a day, and especially enjoyed decorating, a hobby that was enhanced by assisting her daughter at the Red Rooster in Jerseyville.

She married James K. Rench Dec. 28, 1963, in Waterloo and they have shared and enjoyed 39 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter, Penny Rench of Jerseyville; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Bev Schneider of Jerseyville; and her mother-in-law, Lois Rench of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Schneider. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. There will be no funeral services and private burial will be at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Relay for Life.

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(2aa) Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Eva (Boomer) McIntire's obituary - Tuesday, 15 June 2010. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Wood River for Eva Ione McIntire of East Alton. Mrs. McIntire, 84, died June 13 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born October 31, 1925 near Jerseyville, the daughter of Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married Charles L. McIntire in 1946; he died in 2001.

She had been a beautician for Stix, Baer and Fuller in St. Louis for over 20 years before retiring. She was a member of St. John's Church of Christ in Wood River for over 50 years. Surviving are a daughter; two grandchildren; a great-grandson and two sisters, Violet Frailey and Inez French, both of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service, at the church. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Eva (Boomer) McIntire's husband Charles L. McIntire's obituary - Charles L. McIntire, 77, died at 4:24 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Saint Clare's Hospital in Alton. Born Sept. 4, 1924, in Jersey County, he was a son of the late A. Floyd and Mary (Goewey) McIntire. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he was a stillman for Clark Oil Co., retiring in 1986 after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Wood River Veterans of Foreign Wars, and he was an active member of the Rosewood Heights Fire Department for 22 years, with 10 years of service as fire chief. He married the former Eva Boomer Feb. 16, 1946, in Jerseyville. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Richard Moldenhauer of Springfield; two grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Moldenhauer of Springfield; and a brother, Harry McIntire of Roswell, Ga. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd McIntire and Bob McIntire, and three sisters, Elizabeth Kaufman, Minerva Kohnen and Bessie McIntire. Visitation was from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday. Dr. Nancy Livingston officiated. Burial followed at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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(3aa) Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Inez Boomer married Joe W. French. Her husband Joe W. French, 80, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Campbell, Mo., he was one of 10 children of Warren William French and Della M. (Wood) French Fry. He attended high school in Flint, Mich., and served his country in the South Pacific during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force. For his dedication, he was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion as well as a member of the Moose Lodge and Elk Lodge, both in Jerseyville. He retired in 1987 from the United States Postal Service, after working as a postal clerk in the Jerseyville office for more than 25 years. He married the former Inez Boomer July 24, 1948, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth Ann Hale of Louisville, Ky., and Vicki and Gary Bennington of Godfrey; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David French of Houston, Texas, and John and Catherine French of Lake St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Eric Ferenbach, Jody (Ferenbach) Hagewood, Mike French, Dan French, Casey Bennington, Olivia Bennington, Meghan French andAugustus French; and four great-grandchildren, Alexandria Ferenbach, Eric Ferenbach Jr. and Luke and Julia Hagewood. The last surviving member of his family, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rachel Smith and Laverne Prince; and seven brothers, Jerry Fry, Hal "Bud" French, Eugene French, Marshall Fry, Loman Fry, Kenneth Fry and Harold Fry. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Crawford Funeral Home (the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville, where the Elks Lodge 954 conducted services that evening. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with military graveside rites conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and the VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to masses.

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(4aa) Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Naomi Boomer was born in Jersey County Sept. 24, 1934, and died at 3 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St Louis County. She married Charles E. Webster 10-10-1952 in Jerseyville, IL. Charles E. and Naomi G. (Boomer) Webster had 2 children-Linda Webster and Charles Bradley Webster.

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Roy and Dellia Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Naomi G. (Boomer) Webster's obituary - Naomi G. Webster, 74, died at 3 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St Louis County. She was born in Jersey County Sept. 24, 1934, the youngest of five daughters born to the late Roy and Dellia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She attended schools in Muskegan, Mich., and Jersey County, graduating from Jersey Community High School in 1952. She married Charles E. Webster on Oct. 10, 1952, in Jerseyville and they shared the past 56 years together. He survives. Naomi worked for the Jerseyville Telephone Company and its successors for many years until its conversion to dial in 1963. She then worked for Jersey Community Unit School District 100, where she retired as a secretary in the bus shed after 31 years of service.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Chuck Sethaler of Godfrey; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Bradley and Kindra Webster of Dow; five grandchildren and a spouse, Jamie and Wade Austin of Godfrey, Katie Sethaler of Glen Carbon and Kristen, Casey and Travis Webster, all of Dow; two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Brantley and Maggie Austin; three sisters, Violet Phipps Fraley and Inez French, both of Jerseyville, and Eva McIntire of Sherman; a very special nephew, Marion Phipps of Jerseyville, who was like a brother to her; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepfather, William Schackelford; a sister, Ethel McGowen; and two nieces, Pat Rench and Shirley Schneider. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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Naomi G. (Boomer) Webster's husband Charles Edward Webster's obituary - JERSEYVILLE – Charles Edward Webster, 89, died at 12:55 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville. He was born in Fieldon on August 7, 1927, one of four children born to the late Edward and Rosa (Fryman) Webster. He married the former Naomi G. Boomer on October 10, 1952 in Jerseyville and together they shared in 56 years of marriage before her death on February 27, 2009. Charles worked as a Crain Operator for Laclede Steel Co. where he retired after 40 years of service. In addition to his career with Laclede, he also spent countless hours in the tractor, farming in Jersey County. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed tending to his large garden, and always had more than enough food to go around. It was the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, however, that brought him the greatest joys in life. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Chuck Sethaler of Godfrey; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Bradley and Pamela Webster of Imperial, Missouri; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jamie and Wade Austin of Godfrey, Katie Sethaler, and her companion Joe Stafford of Alton, Kristen and Greg Cress of Dow, Casey Webster, and her companion Cody Berry of Dow, and Travis Webster of Dow; three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Brantley, Maggie Austin and Jaxon Cress; a sister, Virginia Leonard of St. Louis, Missouri; as well as a former daughter-in-law, Kindra Webster of Dow. In addition to his parents and his wife, Naomi, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Baker and a brother, Leroy Webster. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 with Rev. Ted Engelesdorfer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville or to the American Heart Association. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(5aa) Roy and Della Ione (Gettings) Boomer's daughter Violet Boomer married first Edward Phipps. Edward and Violet (Boomer) Phipps had 2 sons-Marion Phipps and Ronnie Phipps. She later married Wilbert Fraley and they lived in Jersey County, IL.

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Violet (Boomer) Phipps Fraley's 1st husband Edward L. Phipps was born 03 Apr 1918, and died 17 Jan 1994. He was a son of Louis N. and Mary Ann (Schaaf) Phipps. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. His father Louis Napoleon Phipps Jr. was born 29 Jun 1882, and died in Feb 1968. His mother Mary Ann Schaaf married Louis N. Phipps 6-14-1905. She was a daughter of Louis and Sarah (Simpson) Schaaf. They were buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL. Edward L. Phipps was a grandson of Louis N. Sr. and Sarah Frances (Baldridge) Phipps. Louis Napoleon Phipps, Sr., was born 1 Jun 1855, died 02 Feb 1882, a son of Thomas K. & Martha J. (Ray) Phipps, husband of Sarah Frances (Baldridge) Phipps born 12 Nov 1850, died 16 Dec 1926, Daughter of Ervin G. & Mary (Thornhill) Baldridge. They were buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL. Edward L. Phipps was a great grandson of Thomas Kinsman Phipps Rosedale born 17 Dec 1819, died 5 Apr 1889, son of Jas & Catherine (Griffith) Phipps, married Martha Jane Ray. They were buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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Edward L. Phipps's father Louis N. Phipps's obituary - Louis N. Phipps, 85, of Fieldon, a retired carpenter, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home Jerseyville. The Rev. Carlton Christensen officiated and burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. Mr. Phipps was born June 29, 1882 in Jersey County, the son of Louis and Sarah F. Baldridge Phipps. He had been a resident of Fieldon his entire life. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Emma Burney, Alton; Mrs. Sarah Ann Goodwin, Godfrey; Mrs. Ellen Franz, Jerseyville; Mrs. Nina Mae Wahle, White Hall; Mrs. Mildred G. Harris, Alton; a son, Edward Kane; 19 grandchildren---(rest of obituary missing).

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Note: I found the following information about Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL from - 1885 Jersey County History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, pp. 396 - 411, regarding Edward L. Phipps' great grandfather Thomas K. Phipps - THOMAS K. PHIPPS came to this county in 1848, and purchased then forty acres of land in the western portion of the county. Three years later he sold this land and bought another 40, to which, in 1855, he added 120 acres. In 1857 bought 200 acres more, and divided his estate among his children, reserving 200 acres for himself. Mr. Phipps cleared nearly all of his land, which was covered with bushes and small timber. he has been an enterprising and successful farmer. In 1878 he rented his farm to one of his sons and moved to Rosedale, where he built a dwelling house and also a store building, and engaged in merchandising, purchasing a general stock of goods, to the value of about one thousand dollars. He continued in business there four years, then on account of the death of his son, who was accidentally killed, he returned to his farm where he now lives. He built a store room near his residence, and now sells general merchandise. Thomas K. Phipps was born in Virginia, Dec. 17, 1819. He remained in that state until 17 years old, then came west, and visited Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, after which he south to Louisiana and Mississippi. He was married in the latter state to Martha Ruy, who was born May 9, 1829. In 1847 he removed to Illinois, and three years later, to this county. Mr. and Mrs. Phipps have had four children - Lewis, born June 1, 1855, died Feb. 2, 1882; John, born May 23, 1857; Mary J., born in 1859, and died in infancy, and Isabel, born Feb. 10, 1861, now married to Leonard Ratcliff. Mr. Phipps is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a republican politically. He has held all of the township offices, including justice of the peace, and is one of the leading citizens of Rosedale township.

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Violet (Boomer) Phipps Fraley's 1st husband Edward L. Phipps's great grandfather T. K. Phipps' obituary - Republican Examiner April 1889: Died Friday Morning, T. K. Phipps, 69 years old. We believe that Mr. Phipps died a Christian. Funeral from his home. Rev. John Belt. Masonic order. What sounds of grief in sadness tell a brother's earthly doom no more in life's fair scenes to dwell a tenant of the tomb. Born in Virginia, 17 December 1819. Came west when 17 years old. Fieldon Lodge AF & AM. Obit #2 Jersey County Democrat. 11 April 1889: Thomas K. Phipps came to this county in 1848 and purchased 40 acres of land near Rosedale and added to it till he had 400 acres. In 1878 he rented his farm out and moved to Rosedale and entered into merchandising. Born in Virginia, 17 December 1819. Married Martha Ruy in Mississippi and came to Illinois in 1847.

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Edward L. Phipps's grandmother Sarah F. (Baldridge) Phipps' obituary - 30 December 1926: Sarah F. Phipps daughter of Mr and Mrs. Irvin Baldridge born in Warren County, MO 12 November 1850. Died 16 December 1926. Married Louis Phipps 20 March 1878. Three Children: Parley K., Martha E. and Louis N. Phipps. Mr. Phipps died 1882. She then married Thomas Bentley. One daughter, Sarah Adeline. Leaves two sons, Parkley K., and Louis N. Phipps. Eleven grandchildren.

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Edward L. Phipps's uncle Parley Kensman Phipps' obituary - Feb 1950: Parley Kensman Phipps, a retired farmer of the Rosedale vicinity, died at three-thirty o'clock Saturday afternoon 28 January at the Memorial hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for several days. For the past three years Mr. Phipps had made his home in Alton. The deceased was the son of the late Louis M. and Sarah Baldridge Phipps, and was born in Jersey County 29 March 1879. His age at the time of death was seventy years, nine months and twenty-nine days. He is survived by one brother, Louis N. Phipps of Fieldon. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, 31 January at one-thirty o'clock. The Rev. Everett Russell officiated and interment was in the Rosedale cemetery.

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(Note: An 1883 newspaper article discussed the murder of Edward L. Phipp's grandfather Lewis N. Phipps, who was 38 years old, in Jersey County, Illinois. ---- The Decatur Republican, Decatur, IL, Thurs., 29 Mar 1883, p. 2: The Jerseyville, Ill. Murder Case. - JERSEYVILLE, ILL., March 29. – The trial of Richard Milford for the murder of Lewis N. Phipps commenced in the Circuit Court in this city Tuesday and was closed yesterday. The jury, after being out one hour, brought in a verdict of not guilty. The deceased was 38 years of age, and the accused only 15. The homicide occurred February 2, 1882, at Pleasant Grove School House, in this county. Phipps was interested in a Sunday-school, and had put down $1 for Henry Milford, an older brother upon a subscription paper to purchase books, and that morning dunned him for the money, calling him hard names and threatening to whip him if he did not pay him immediately. Later in the day Phipps, passing the school-house where the Milford boys were out at recess, assaulted the editor with a whip, abusing and kicking him, when Richard, who was whittling, rushed upon Phipps with his knife and stabbed him in the heart, killing him almost instantly. A. A. Goodrich was the Prosecuting Attorney and young Milford was defended by Wm. Brown, of Jacksonville. Within one year Jersey County jurors have in two cases refused to inflict the death penalty [on? or of?] any other whatever, and the unfortunate young men who fail to escape an indictment by the Grand Jury here are not anxious for a change of venue.)

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(1aaa) Violet (Boomer) Phipps Fraley and her 1st husband Edward L. Phipps's son Ronald Eugene Phipps's obituary - KANE — Ronald Eugene Phipps, 62, died at 11:31 a.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He was born on May 31, 1952, in Alton, Ill., and was one of two sons born to Edward L. and Violet (Boomer) Phipps. Ron graduated in 1970 from Jersey Community High School, and has been fortunate to be involved in an occupation that he loved. He began farming at an early age, and continued to do so until his illness forced him to unwillingly slow down. He instilled his love of the land on to his children and grandchildren as well. He was passionate about tractor pulls, and was a member of the Illinois Tractor Pullers Assn. and the Illiana Pullers Assn. He married the former Connie L. Rothe on Aug. 27, 1977, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, and together they have shared the last 37 years together and raised their two children on their farm Surviving are his mother, Violet Phipps Fraley of Jerseyville; his wife, Connie Phipps of Kane; a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Dena Phipps of Kane; a daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Nick Hazelwonder of Kane; six grandchildren, Mitchell, Chloe and Macie Phipps, and Nathaniel, Campbell and Landon Hazelwonder; a brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Donna Phipps of Jerseyville; his father-in-law amd mother-in-law, Robert and Odessa Rothe of Kane; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Robert and Gayle Rothe of Jerseyville, Edwin and Vicki Rothe of Godfrey; and a sister- in-law, Tamara Rothe of St. Charles, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Phipps; and his stepfather, Wilbert Fraley. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015. Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. In lieu of any flowers and plants being sent, the family would greatly appreciated memorial gifts to the Jersey Community High School FFA, in honor of his love of farming.

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Roy Boomer's second wife Anna (Schock), born 16-11-1898, Nurrhawt, Germany, died 08-11-1967. Anna Boomer, wife of Roy Boomer, Jerseyville died Nov.8, at Waters nursing home where she had resided the past month. The body was taken to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville where funeral arrangements were pending when the Democrat News went to press. Mrs Boomer was a daughter of the late Herman & Christene (Ebinger) Schock and was born at Nurrhawt, Germany, on Nov. 16, 1898. She had been a resident of the United States for 49 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are 1 son, William H. Blind of Jacksonville, FL, 5 step daughters, Mrs. Wm. Schultz, Mrs. Joe French and Mrs. Charles Webster of Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward Phipps of Kane and Mrs. Charles Mcintyre of Rosewood Heights, 2 grandchildren, Mary Ann and William Blind, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee Henricks and Caroline Henricks of St. Louis.

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(2a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's daughter Lottie (Boomer) Calendar, 88, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, July 14, 1989, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Calendar had been employed as a care taker for the elderly for more than 30 years. Born in Jersey county, her parents were the late Daniel and Anna Frazer Boomer. Her husband, William, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Eva Rhoads and Inez Frazer, both of Jerseyville; and nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Visitation were 4-8 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were 1 p.m. Monday with the rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, where she was a member.

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(3a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's daughter Eva B. (Boomer) Rhoades, 93, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington, Mo. Born March 4, 1907, in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Frazer) Boomer. She married Orville H. "Bill" Rhoades Aug. 13, 1929, in Wycliff, Ky. He died Nov. 6, 1953. She was a sales clerk for Don's Department Store in Jerseyville, retiring in 1971, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, where she attended the Willing Workers Sunday school class, and was a member of the Jersey Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janet Kay and Kenneth E. Wahle of Washington, Mo.; two grandsons and their wives, Richard Todd and Sherry Wahle of Washington, Mo., and Bradley Scott and Janet Wahle of Lee's Summit, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Brandon, Brett and Rachel Wahle; nieces; cousins; and several friends. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Rice, Inez Frazer, and Lottie Calendar, and four brothers, Roy, Jesse, George and Arthur Boomer. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville.The Rev. Mark Dumas will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville.

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(4a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's daughter Inez Boomer married Tony Frazer. They had a daughter Betty Jean Frazer. She is deceased. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. Tony and Inez (Boomer) Frazer had a daughter Betty Jean Frazer.

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(1aa) Tony and Inez (Boomer) Frazer's daughter Betty Jean (Frazer) Scoggins Whitley's obituary - Betty Jean Whitley, 75, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Born May 12, 1933, in Jersey County, her parents were Tony and Inez (Boomer) Frazer, who are deceased. She married Donald Scoggins and later married James Whitley. A homemaker, she was active in music in and out of church. She had worked for Trask Ambulance Service, Dr. Kura Office and West Central Illinois Criminal Justice Council. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge 695 and Eagles Lodge 2747, all in Jerseyville. Survivors include three daughters, Donna and Tom Baze and Kathy Range, all of Jerseyville, and Brenda and Denny Larner of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one son, Bill and Cheryl Scoggins of Jerseyville; cousin, Janet and Kenneth Wahle of Washington, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, both husbands preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15. Pastor Sonny Renken will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

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(5a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's son George William Boomer, born 04-10-1903, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-1971, buried Grimes cemetery. George William Boomer, 67, of Jerseyville, died at St. John hospital in Springfield. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Grimes cemetery. A farm laborer, he was born Apr. 10, 1903 in Jersey County the son of Daniel & Anna (Frazier) Boomer. A WWII veteran, he was a member of the Worthey Post American Legion.

Survivors are 1 brother, Roy Boomer of Jerseyville; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Tony Frazer and Mrs. Eva Rhoades of Jerseyville, and Mrs Mary Rue and Mrs. Lottie Calender of Alton. Rev Louis Purcell of Jerseyville officiated at the funeral services and military rites at the graveside were conducted by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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(6a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's daughter Mary Boomer married Harry Rice 11-20-1911 in Jersey County, IL. They are both deceased. They lived in the Alton, IL area. They had a daughter Dorothy E. Rice.

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(1aa) Harry and Mary (Boomer) Rice's daughter Dorothy E. (Rice) Mayberry's obituary - Dorothy E. (Rice) Mayberry, 85, died at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Edwardsville. She was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Wood River, to Harry and Mary (Boomer) Rice. She married John W. Mayberry and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, John W. and Gloria Mayberry Jr. of Edwardsville and Dudley Rice of Cottage Hills; four daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Jerry Caito of Alton, Myrtle and Gary Hoerle of Granite City, Mamie and Thomas Wheat of Salem, Mo., and Goldie and Alan Ryffel of Park Hill, Mo.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Valley View Funeral Home in Edwardsville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto..

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(7a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's son Arthur Eugene Boomer was born 1-20-1905 in Jersey County, IL. He died 6-23-1931. He is buried in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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(8a) Daniel and Hannah Anna (Frazer) Boomer's son Jesse Daniel Boomer was born 12-13-1894 in Jersey County, IL. He died 9-29-1933. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. His wife's first name was Beulah. I don't know her maiden name. They had 3 children-Virgil Boomer, Nadine Boomer, and Lloyd Boomer.

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(1aa) Jesse and Beulah Boomer's son Virgil J. Boomer, born 10-05-1922, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-03-1976, buried Eternal Hills. Virgil J. Boomer, 53, a former Jerseyville resident, died at Veteran's Hospital in Portland, OR. Final rites were held at Ward's Klamath funeral home, Klamath Falls, OR. Interment was in Keternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Boomer was born May 10, 1922 in Jerseyville. He married Mary M. (Allen) Boomer, in Jerseyville. They owned and operated a business at Willow Ranch, CA, for 5 years. In 1955 they moved to Langell Valley where they operated the Lorella Store until 1967 when they moved to Klamath Falls. Bormer was a part owner of the Aaa paving business and at the time of his death was employed by Bob Stewart in construction. He had served in WWII.

His survivors include his widow; 1 son, Jes Daniel Boomer, Klamath Falls; 1 daughter, Ramona Fogarty, San Jose, CA; mother Beulah Delarm; 1 brother Lloyd Boomer; 1 sister, Nadine Burwell, all of Eugene; and 1 granddaughter, Tanya Boomer, Roseburg.

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(2aa) Jesse and Beulah Boomer's daughter Nadine Boomer is married to a man who's last name is Burwell and lives in Eugene Oregon.

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(3aa) Jesse and Beulah Boomer's son Lloyd R. Boomer was born Nov. 29, 1925. He died Oct. 23, 2016 in Florence, Oregon. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married 1st Betty L. Heitzman 8-30-1947 in Jersey County, IL. He married 2nd the former Betty Billingsley July 19, 1969. He had these children-Randall Boomer, Timothy Boomer, and Joyce (Boomer) Cummings.

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FLORENCE, OREGON — Lloyd R. Boomer of Florence, Oregon, formerly of Alton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Mr. Boomer was born Nov. 29, 1925. Mr. Boomer married the former Betty Billingsley July 19, 1969, and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Randall (Jill) Boomer of Jerseyville, Timothy Boomer (Maggi-deceased) of Cottage Hills, and Joyce (Delbert) Cummings of Alton. He is also survived by stepchildren: Ellene Burrell and Martha Fernite of Springfield, Oregon, Sue Leedal of Prince George, Virginia, and Gary Evans of Coos Bay, Oregon, and one sister, Nadine Burrell of Oregon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Boomer, and a daughter-in- law, Maggie Boomer. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Boomer was a World War II Veteran, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of VFW and American Legion. He was an ordained minister of the Church of Christ. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be celebrated by the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(2) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's son John A. Boomer, died 04-1912. John Boomer 68, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Marie Hewitt, ?? Mar. Cl?? funeral from home in Otter Creek township.

(3) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's daughter Margaret Maria Boomer married Eliphalet Hewitt Jr. 11-10-1909 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 3-20-1862 in Jersey County, IL, and died 2-25-1945 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Her husband Eliphalet Hewitt Jr. was the son of Eliphalet Hewitt Sr. and Margarite (White) Hewitt. He was born 12-4-1860, and died 5-20-1930. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Margaret Maria (Boomer) Hewitt's obituary - Mrs. M. Hewitt Dies JERSEYVILLE — Mrs. Margaret Maria Hewitt, 82, died Sunday evening at her home in Otter Creek township. She was born March 20, 1862, a daughter of the late John and Mary Werner Boomer. Among survivors is a sister, Mrs. Mary Minard. The body is at Gubser funeral home pending funeral arrangements. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m., by the Rev. M. C. Foltz in the Methodist church, Jerseyville. Burial will be in Otterville cemetery. The body is at Gubser funeral home where friends may call.

(4) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's daughter Mary E. Boomer married James C. Minard. Her husband James C. Minard born in Jerseyville, Illinois May 4, 1856. Married Mary E. boomer on May 27, 1898. Three girls and three boys born to them. He died at home seven miles southwest of Jerseyville, July 14, 1904. Funeral from home July 16. Rev. S. Catt. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

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James and Mary (Boomer) Minard had 6 children-William Minard, Anna Marie Minard, Curtis Minard, and 3 other children who's names I don't know.

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(1a) James and Mary (Boomer) Minard's son William Minard died 03-21-1985. Services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home for William Minard, 84, of Jerseyville who died at 8:30 pm on March 21, 1985 at the Jersey Community Hospital emergency room from natural causes. Rev. V. Clay Noah officiated. Self-employed, he was a former school bus driver in School District 100. He was born July 10, 1900 in Jersey County to the late James and Mary E. Boomer Minard.

He is survived by his Wife, Opal Howell Minard whom he married in Gladstone, Illinois July 7, 1931; one daughter, Marjorie Cope of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, Cynthia Kuehnel of Jerseyville, Angela and Jeffrey, at home; and a brother, Curt Minard of Boise, Idaho. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. The First Baptist church and the Jerseyville Free Library are designated as memorials.

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William Minard's wife Opal G. Minard, 84, died at 5 pm Monday, October 29, 1990 at home. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. Born in Hancock County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd E. and Sarah Blanche (Orth) Howell. On July 7, 1931, in Gladstone, she married William Minard, and he died on March 21, 1985. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Cope of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; a great grandchild; a brother, Richard Howell of Lombard; and a sister, Cathryn Smith of Jerseyville.

Preceding her in death were two Sisters, Evelyn Meyer and Helen Haushalter; and three brothers, Elmer, Gerald and Earl Frederick Howell. Visitation is from 12:30 pm Thursday until service time at 1:30 pm at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Grant Jensen will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church of Jerseyville or the Jerseyville Free Library.

(Note: William Minard's wife Opal (Howell) Minard's sister Helen (Howell) Haushalter married my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin Ernest Haushalter. He was the son of John Adam Haushalter a brother to my mother's mother Caroline Haushalter.)

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(2a) James and Mary (Boomer) Minard's daughter Anna Marie Minard married Charles Russell, the son of Rev. Reuben and Martha (Hand) Russell. Charles William Russell was born 7-5-1889 in Oswego, Kansas, and died 1-21-1970 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He married Anna Marie Minard, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Boomer) Minard. She was born 10-1-1898 in Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died 7-30-1970 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell had 7 children-John Russell, Clarence Russell, Alfred Russell, Charles Russell Jr, Doanald Russell, Leona Russell, and Esther Russell.

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(1aa) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son John W. Russell married Ruth Audrey Dunham. She was the daughter of Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham. Ruth Audrey Dunham was born 3-21-1926 in Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died 7-5-2006 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Fieldon Cemetery. She married John W. Russell 5-18-1946. He died 8-20-1999. They lived in Jerseyville, IL. They had a son John Gregory Russell, and he and his wife Nyla Russell live in Havre, Mont. They have 2 children-John Gregory Russell Jr, and Charise Russell who married Adam Oser of Erie, PA. They had these children-Colton Oser, Allyson Oser, and Jaden Oser (deceased). Joseph Otto and Mary (Freand) Dunham's daughter Marjorie Dunham married Leslie Green and lives in Payson, Ariz.

(Note: John Russell's wife Ruth Audrey (Dunham) Russell's mother Mary (Freand) Dunham was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her mother Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand was a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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(2aa) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's son Clarence Russell married Margaret Hetzel 12-1-1956 and they live in Kane, IL.

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(3aa) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's sons Alfred Russell, Charles Russell Jr, and Donald Russell all live in Jerseyville, IL.

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(4aa) Charles and Anna (Minard) Russell's daughters are Mrs. Leona (Russell) Roe of Jerseyville, IL, and Mrs. Esther (Russell) Branham of Delhi, IL.

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(3a) James and Mary (Boomer) Minard's son Curtis Minard lived in Boise, Idaho. I don't have any other information about Curtis Minard.

(5) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's daughter Anna E. Boomer married John Wheeler 4-22-1883 in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about Anna or her family.

(6) John and Mary (Werner) Delaney Boomer's daughter Emma A. Boomer married Clarence Perdun 8-6-1885 in Jersey County, IL. Clarence and Emma (Boomer) Perdun's son Lloyd Perdun, a retired Jersey County farmer, died Saturday morning, November 22, 1969 at 10:30 o'clock at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for a day. Mr. Perdun resided west of Jerseyville in English township. Final rites were conducted at the United Methodist church in Jerseyville Tuesday afternoon, 25 November at two o'clock by the pastor, Rev. W. Louis Purcell. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Gubser Funeral Home and Masonic services were conducted at the funeral home Monday evening at eight o'clock. Mr. Perdun was a son of the Late Clarence and Emma Boomer Perdun and was born in Jersey County 8 October 1885.

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