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Jean (John) Gaudard (Godar)

Jean (John) Gauderd or Gaudard (Godar) was born Oct 01, 1810 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died 1850 in Semsales, Switzerland. He married Marie Madeleine Pasquier. Children of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier were-John Paul Godar born Oct 31, 1838 in Semsales, Switzerland, died Mar 19, 1924 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Mary Amanda DeGerlia Nov 01, 1862 in Calhoun Co., IL; Alfred Nicolas Godar born Nov 24, 1836 in Semsales, Switzerland, died 1915, married Otillie C. L. Mielke Apr 22, 1867; Marie M. Seraphine Godar born Feb 28, 1841 in Semsales, Switzerland, died Sep 06, 1918 in Calhoun Co., IL, married 1st Victor Pregaldin, married 2nd Frederick DeGerlia Nov 5, 1857 in Calhoun Co., IL; Marie Claude Josephine Godar born Oct 23, 1843 in Semsales, Switzerland, died Nov 24, 1922, in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, married William Carpunky Feb 27, 1862 in Calhoun Co., IL; Francis Leon Godar born Nov 04, 1847 in Semsales, Switzerland, died Aug 11, 1934 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Nancy Marie Carpunky Mar 16, 1874; and Francis Louis Godar born Aug 26, 1850 in Semsales, Switzerland, died July 22, 1935 in Eureka, MO, married Elizabeth Miller Dec 15, 1874.

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Mrs Marie Madeleine "Gaudard" Pasquier Langevin wife of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) was born Jan. 6, 1813 in Fribourg, Switzerland, and died Apr. 23, 1887 in Michael, Calhoun County, Illinois. Marie Madeleine (Pasquier) Langevin was born January 6, 1813 in Semsales, Switzerland to Joseph and Madeleine (Ody) Pasquier. She married Jean (John) Gaudard February 15th, 1836 in Semsales. To this union were born 6 children; Alfred Nicolas-1836, John Leopold (Paul)-1838, Marie M. Seraphine-1841, Marie Claude Josephine-1842, Francis Leon-1847, and Francis Louis-1850. About 1851, her husband Jean left for Italy looking for work and never returned. The widowed Marie, with six young children (the oldest about 17 and the youngest just 3) sailed from Havre, France on the ship Ocean Home on May 18, 1854, and arrived nearly two months later in New Orleans. They made their way up the Mississippi to the St. Louis area, and after about a year, were brought to Calhoun County, Illinois by Antoine Degerlia. About four years after she arrived in America, Marie married her second husband, Dennis Langevin on November 9, 1858. They had no children. She died April 23, 1887 and is buried at St. Michaels Cemetery in Michael, Illinois. The French pronunciation of Gaudard is "Godar", which is the spelling used by Marie's six children from her first marriage and their descendants.

(1) John Paul Godar, son of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier was born Oct 31, 1838 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died March 19, 1924 in Calhoun Co., IL. His burial was in Saint Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. He married Mary Amanda DeGerlia on Nov 01, 1862 in Calhoun Co., IL. Mary M. DeGerlia was born in 1846, and died in 1922. Her burial was in Saint Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. Children of John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda Degerlia were-Frederick Godar born 1863 in Calhoun Co., IL, died 1872 in Calhoun Co., IL; Francis Paul Godar born Jan 21, 1866 in Calhoun Co., IL, died June 22, 1933 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Carolyn "Lena" T. Eberlin Apr 14, 1890 in Calhoun Co., IL; Clare Rosina Godar born Nov 25, 1868 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Apr 02, 1949; William Douglas Godar born Dec 03, 1870 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Mar 08, 1934 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Rosetta Godar died date unknown; Lucy Helen Godar born Mar 12, 1873 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 24, 1955 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, married Joseph Mielke Apr 9, 1902 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL; Julia Elizabeth Godar born Oct 30, 1875 in Calhoun Co., IL, died June 24, 1949 in St. Louis, MO, married Peter A, Gotway Apr 27, 1987; Benjamin Franklin Godar born Aug 28, 1878 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Mar 16, 1944 in Peoria, IL, married Margaret Snyder Aug 27, 1901 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Dorothea "Dora" Alice Godar born Oct 05, 1880 in Calhoun Co., IL, died May 02, 1977 in St. Charles, MO, married Thomas O'Donnell Nov 26, 1912; James Edward Godar born Jan 22, 1883 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Jan 09, 1982 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, married Nellie G. McDonald Dec 29, 1916; John Alfred Godar born Jan 18, 1886 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Oct 11, 1952, married Nellie Lee Devine Nov 16, 1915.

(Note: Here is a biography of John Paul Godar and and his wife Mary Amanda (Degerlia) Godar - PAUL GODAR - Among the many industrious and reliable men who are gaining a Maintenance by tilling a portion of the soil of Cahoun County, is Paul Godar, whose land is favorably located on section 11, Hardin precinct. Mr. Godar is quite an old settler, his residence in the county extending over a period of nearly forty years, during which he has witnessed great changes in the appearance of the country, a large increase in population and a corresponding increase in the appliances of civilized life. He has born his part manfully in the duties that were presented to him as a public citizen and a private individual, and it affords his many friends great pleasure to know that he is meeting with success in his chosen vocation. Our subject is the second son born to John and Magdalene Godar, and opened his eyes to the light of day November 1, 1838, in the romantic land of Switzerland. He received what might be called a Preliminary education, persuing his studies in the French language, which was that of his fathers, and by persistent reading has added much knowledge to the foundation obtained in school. He now has a fair understanding of the English language, which he has gained since he came to America.

In 1853 our subject, accompanied by his mother and other members of the family, his father having died several years before, took passage at Harve on a sailing vessel and after a tedious voyage of almost two months, disembarked at New Orleans, whence they came up the river to a point not far from St. Louis, Mo. After sojourning there about a twelvemonth, they came on to Calhoun County, Ill., where they were living when our subject attained to his majority. A few years later, he took to himself a wife in the person of Mary Dejerlia [sic], with whom his marriage rites were celebrated October 1, 1863. Mrs. Godar is the daughter of Anton and Virginia Dejerlia, formerly residents in Hardin Precint, who are now deceased. The present landed estate of our subject comprises eighty broad and fertile acres, which under his intelligent and careful handling yield abundantly of the cereals which are sown thereon, the crops being excellent in quality as well. The land has been supplied with all needed improvements and everything is kept up in good shape. Mrs. Godar also owns a considerable amount of land, which is operated by her husband.

As a School Director, Mr. Godar has been serving for a number of years in an ernest and efficient manner. Realizing the value of education and of modern improvements, he takes a part in the projects which will promulgate a better understanding or higher life among the citizens, and is recognized as a man of public spirit, intelligence and good character. His religious membership is in the Roman Catholic Church and his political adherence is given to the Democratic party. To Mr. and Mrs. Godar ten sons and daughters have come, but they have been called upon to part with the youngest, Frederick. Those who are still living bear the respective names of Paul Francis, William D., Benjamin F., Dorathy Alice, James Edward, Clara R., Lucy E., Julia E., and John Alfred. They have received as thorough an education as circumstances would admit of and been taught the way of thrift and prudence.)
(Biography from "Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties"; published in 1891 by the Chicago Biographical Publishing Company; pages 202 and 205.)

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(1a) John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's son Francis Paul Godar was born Jan 21, 1866 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died June 22, 1933 in Calhoun County, IL. He married Carolyn "Lena" T. Eberlin Apr 14, 1890 in Calhoun Co., IL. Children of Francis Paul Godar and Carolyn "Lena" T. Eberlin were-Paul Frederick Godar born Nov 14, 1897 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Sept. 5, 1971 in IL, married Theresa Agnes Becker on June 28, 1921 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL; Norbert T. Godar born 25 Oct 1902 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 29 Apr 1998 in IL, married Mary Josephine Becker 20 Jul 1927 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL; John Godar born Aug 16, 1905 in IL, died Nov 1967 in IL, married Anna Marie Ewen; Wilfred A. Godar born 05 Jul 1912 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 12 Nov 1993 in Jersey Co., IL, married Irene P. Holderfield; Raymond Arthur Godar born Jun. 2, 1894 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Sep. 17, 1942 in Calhoun County, Illinois, married Margaret Anna Banghart; Robert Francis Godar born Nov. 6, 1909 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Dec. 6, 1948 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois; Marguerite L (Godar) Banghart, born Sep. 27, 1900 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Aug. 5, 1994 in Jersey County, Illinois; Marie Ernastine (Godar) Schneider, born Apr. 7, 1896 in Illinois, and died Jan., 1967, married Charles Schneider; and 2 other sons who died in infancy, Edward Godar and Carl Godar.

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Francis Paul Godar's wife Caroline T. "Lena" Eberlin Godar was born Nov. 8, 1864 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died May 5, 1948 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. "Lena" was the daughter of Henry Eberlin of France and Augusta Mielke of Prussia. Lena's parents married on 24 Jan 1865 in Calhoun County, Illinois. She was their second child and only daughter, but her father died before 1880. Lena married Francis Paul Godar on 14 Apr 1890 in Calhoun County. They were the parents of 10 children, although at least 2 died young. At the time of her death, Lena was 83 years, 5 months and 27 days old. She was buried next to her husband, Francis, who passed away in 1933. Burial: Saint Norberts Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois Children: Raymond Arthur Godar (1894 - 1942); Marie Ernastine Godar Schneider (1896 - 1967); Paul Frederick Godar (1897 - 1971); Marguerite L Godar Banghart (1900 - 1994); Norbert T. Godar (1902 - 1998); Robert Francis Godar (1909 - 1948); Wilfred A. Godar (1912 - 1993); John Godar (1905 - 1967); and 2 other sons who died in infancy, Edward Godar and Carl Godar.

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(1aa) Francis Paul Godar and Carolyn "Lena" T. (Eberlin) Godar's son Paul Frederick Godar was born 11-14-1897 in Calhoun County, IL. Paul F. Godar died Sept. 5, 1971. Paul Frederick Godar married Theresa Agnes Becker on June 28, 1921, the daughter of Roman and Mary Annie (Gress) Becker. His wife Theresa A. (Becker) Godar was born April 5, 1902, in Michael, IL. Theresa A. (Becker) Godar, age 101, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church and the Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary, all in Hardin. Her burial was at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin.

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

Survivors include two sons, Alfred Godar of Jerseyville and Manuel Godar of Florida; five daughters, Geraldine Krause of Kane, Elaine Turner of Alton, Rosalie Beiermann of White Hall, Donna Droege of St. Charles, Mo., and Melba Tepen of Hardin; 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Alice Baalman; three sons, Cecil, Romeo and Patrick Godar; five sisters; two brothers; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin,with Father Tom Hagstrom officiating. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be given to masses, St. Norbert's Church or school or the Calhoun Care Center in Hardin.

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Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar had 11 children-Alfred Godar, Manuel Godar, Geraldine Godar, Elaine Godar, Rosalie Godar, Donna Godar, Melba Godar, Alice Godar, Cecil Godar, Romeo Godar, and Patrick Godar.

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(1aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Alfred Godar was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Hardin, Calhoun County, IL. He died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County after a brief illness. His burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Air Force and was a World War II Veteran. He married Viola Frances Griffin 4-28-1942. She was the daughter of Wesley Griffin & Anna (Westfall) Griffin. Viola Frances Griffin was born 1-12-1926 in Jersey County, IL, and died 11-11-1985 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Fieldon, Women of the Moose and St. Mary Altar Society. She was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Anna (Westfall) Griffin was my father Walter Edward Westfall's sister and my aunt, and her daughter Viola who married Alfred Godar was my cousin.)

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Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Alfred Godar's obituary - Alfred Godar, 84, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Hardin, son of Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar. He was raised in Hardin and married the former Viola Frances Griffin on April 28, 1942, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Alton. Shortly after their marriage, he entered World War II, serving with an elite bomb squad in Europe with the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge, he returned home and began working at the Western in East Alton for a short time before he and his wife purchased a farm near Fieldon. He remained active in farming for many years and retired shortly after the death of his wife on Nov. 11, 1985. During the same time period, he also served as road commissioner for English Township for 20 years.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dwain and Roberta Godar of Eldred; three daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ted Groppel, Theresa and Richard Killion, and Sylvia "Sug" and David Chandler, all of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Geraldine Krause of Kane, Elaine Turner of Alton, Donna Droege of St. Charles, Mo., and Melba Tepen of Hardin; as well as his former wife, Dorothy, and her daughter, Juanita. In addition to his wife, Viola, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Manuel, Cecil, Romeo and Patrick Godar; and two sisters, Rosalee Beiermann and Alice Baalman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary recitation at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow as celebrant. He will be buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon with military graveside rites conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Masses.

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Alfred Godar's wife Viola F. (Griffin) Godar's obituary - Viola F. Godar, 59, died at 2:05 a.m. Monday Nov. 11, 1985 at Greenwood Manor nursing Home in Jerseyville. She was born in Jersey County, a daughter of Anna (Coleman) Griffin of Jerseyville and the late Wesley Griffin. On April 28, 1942, she married Alfred Godar, who survives.

In addition to her mother and husband, surviving are one son, Dwain of Fieldon; three daughters, Wanda Groppel, Theresa Killion and Sylvia Chandler, all of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Griffin of Washington and Virgil Griffin of Jerseyville; and two sisters. Eunice Kessler of Oregon and Jeneva McClintock of Arizona. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the church where she was a member.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar had 4 children-Wanda Faye Godar who married Harold T. "Ted" Groppel of Jerseyville, IL, Theresa (Godar) Killion Jerseyville, IL, and Sylvia (Godar) Chandler Jerseyville, IL, and a son Dwain Godar of Fieldon, IL.

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(1aaaa) Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Wanda Faye Godar married Harold T. "Ted" Groppel and they live in the Jerseyville, IL area.

Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Wanda Faye (Godar) Groppel's husband Harold T. "Ted" Groppel's father Raymond Charles Groppel's obituary - Raymond Charles Groppel, 93, died peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Rosedale on Sept. 28, 1907, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Hettwick Louisa Amelia (Isringhausen) Groppel. Growing up in Rosedale, he farmed in the area as a young man until around 1945 when he opened a grocery/gas business in Rosedale. He and his wife operated the store for a few years before he began his career at Olin Corp. where he worked in the Metallic Manufacturing department, retiring in 1963. He married the former Jewell Susan McAdams on Feb. 28, 1934, in Wood River. They were married 30 years before their marriage ended tragically when she was killed in an accident on Dec. 7, 1964. He later married Adolia (Hagen) Ruyle on April 26, 1981, in Jerseyville. She died July 7, 1994. Surviving are four children and their spouses, Agnes A. and Ralph Cates of Alton, Harold T. "Ted" and Wanda Groppel of Jerseyville, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Carol Groppel of Clarksville, Tenn., and Judy S. and the Rev. John Hartleroad of Metropolis; a stepson and his wife, Donald and Bertha Ruyle and their families of Kankakee; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert H. and Ruth Groppel of Jerseyville; and a sister, Naomi Gilman of Jerseyville. A sister, Edna Groppel and a brother, Edward Groppel, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Father William Hembrow, assisted by the Rev. John Hartleroad, Groppel's son-in-law, will officiate. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Jewell, in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Wanda Faye (Godar) Groppel's husband Harold T. "Ted" Groppel's mother and his father Raymond Charles Groppel's 1st wife Jewell Susan (McAdams) Groppel's obituary - Jewell Susan Groppel, 50, wife of Raymond Groppel, was dead on arrival at St. Joseph hospital as a result of an accident. She was struck and killed by an auto as she attempted to cross highway 67, in front of her home. Her daughter Judy, 16, who was with her escaped injury. Mrs Groppel had lived at the Godfrey area home for 4 years and prior to that in Jersey county. She was born in Jersey county on September 1, 1914, a daughter of the Late Mr & Mrs Henry McAdams. She was a married in 1934 to Raymond Groppel. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Judy, and Mrs Agnes Cates, Humbert Road; 2 sons, Harold T, Jerseyville and Stanley, at home; 3 sisters, Mrs Maudie Doris, Alton; Mrs Almeda Engel, Greenfield, ND Mrs Velma Sconce, Grafton and 1 brother, Henry Clay McAdams, Otterville. Her parents and 1 sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial in Fieldon cemetery.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Wanda Faye (Godar) Groppel's husband Harold T. "Ted" Groppel's sister Agnes Arlene (Groppel) Cates's obituary - Agnes Arlene Cates, 76, died at 10:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at the Robings Manor in Brighton, after a period of declining health. She was born in Rosedale Township of Jersey County on Jan. 2, 1935, and was one of four children born to the late Raymond C. and Jewell (McAdams) Groppel. She graduated in 1953 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville and soon married Ralph J. Cates on Sept. 5, 1953. Together, they have shared 58 years together and are the proud parents of six children, three boys and three girls. Agnes began her professional career at Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis, and was employed as a lab technician at Monsanto in St. Louis as well. She and her husband, Ralph, were loyal and devoted members of the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Godfrey, where they both served as custodians for 30 years. Agnes also served on numerous church boards and committees, along with serving as head usher for several years. After retiring, she pursued a lifelong passion of photography, and became an accomplished nature photographer, earning several awards in recognition of her work.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph J. Cates of Alton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Monica Howerton of Bunker Hill, Beverly and Fred Disch of New Braunfels, Texas, and Carol Asbury of Alton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Caye Cates of Yakima, Wash., Jay and Pam Cates of Brighton, and David and Ginger Cates of Santa Fe, N.M.; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold "Ted" and Wanda Groppel of Jerseyville, and Drs. Stanley and Carol Groppel of Clarksville, Tenn.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Rev. John Hartleroad of Springfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Howerton Jr. on June 7, 2011. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Godfrey Congregational Church at 6104 Godfrey Road. Catered meal to follow in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Campus Box 8111, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110-1010 Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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(2aaaa) Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Theresa Godar married Richard Killion and lives in the Jerseyville, IL area.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Theresa (Godar) Killion's husband Richard Killion's sister Rita L. (Killion) Petrik's obituary - Rita L. (Killion) Petrik, 66, died on Sunday, July 26, 2009. Dear wife of the late Phillip A. Petrik; dear mother of Jeff C. (Nicole) Petrik; dear grandmother of Joshua, Gage, Trenton and Isabelle Petrik; dear sister of Joanne (Jim) Howell, Martha Killion, Carol Greeley, Richard (Theresa) Killion, William (Nancy) Killion and Robert (Yvonne) Killion; dear sister-in-law of Judy (Jim) Hudson; our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend. The family will receive friends to celebrate Rita's life from 4:30 until services at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Kriegshauser West Mortuary, 9450 Olive Blvd., St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, APA, or the St. Anthony deGreeff Hospice House.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Theresa (Godar) Killion's husband Richard Killion's sister Mary Joanne (Killion) Howell's obituary - Mary Joanne Howell, 75, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. She was born in Delhi, Ill., on March 30, 1937. She was one of seven children born to the late Louis and Rosamond (Fleming) Killion. She graduated in 1956 from Jersey Community High School and attended Saint Louis University. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother, and was as dedicated to her Catholic faith as anyone. She married James R. Howell on June 7, 1958, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville. They shared 54 years together and raised a family that consisted of their five children.

Surviving are her husband, James; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Charles Brainerd of Grafton; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Jackie Howell, Russell "Pat" and Laura Howell, all of Jerseyville and Eugene "Gene" and Paula Howell of Dow; her beloved grandchildren, Joseph Howell and Justin Howell, both of Mount Vernon, Jacob Howell of Jerseyville, Nicholas Howell and Natalie Howell, both of Jerseyville, Erick Howell, Matthew Howell, Chevi Pack, Chase Pack and Lydia Hamilton, all of Dow; two sisters, Martha Killion of Jerseyville and Carol Greeley of Fort Nill, S.C.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Theresa Killion of Jerseyville, William Killion of Edwardsville, and Robert and Yvonne Killion of St. Charles, Mo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Ronald Louis Howell, on Feb. 10, 2001; a grandson, Dylan Howell; and a sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Philip Petrik. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Theresa (Godar) Killion's husband Richard Killion's sister Carol Elizabeth (Killion) Greeley's obituary - Carol Elizabeth (Killion) Greeley, 72, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, N.C. She was born on Aug. 7, 1940, in St. Louis, and was one of seven children born to the late Louis and Rosamond (Fleming) Killion. She graduated from business school in 1960 and soon went to work for Monsanto. It was there that she met Richard Greeley, and in 1963, they were married and later had three children. In 1974, they moved the family to Elkhart, Ind., where they fostered 39 children. After she and Richard divorced, Carol moved back to the Godfrey area and went to work for Matec, Inc. She made a decision in October 2010 to move to the Carolinas to be closer to her eldest son and his family. Carol loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, volunteering at the soup kitchen, and playing games with her friends. She could often be found reading or watching Fox News. Carol's faith in God was unwavering, and she faced every challenge with prayer and optimism. She inspired others with that same optimism, despite her own physical and medical struggles. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Damon and Tamra Greeley of Fort Mill, S.C., Daniel and Robin Greeley of St. Louis, Jean Francis of Fort Worth, Texas, and Renee' and Matt Greeley McCreary of New Buffalo, In.; eight grandchildren, Theron and Grayson McCreary, Seth, Meg, Bryce and Kate Greeley, Michael and Carolyn-Cowen-Nissen; a sister, Martha Killion of Jerseyville; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Theresa Killion of Jerseyville, William Killion of Edwardsville, and Robert and Yvonne Killion of St. Charles, Mo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita (Killion) Petrik and Joanne (Killion) Howell. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(3aaaa) Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's son Dwain Godar married 1st Susan Wadlow and they had these children-Timothy D. Godar, Tracy Godar, and Doug Godar. Dwain married 2nd to Roberta and they live in Eldred, IL.

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(1aaaaa) Dwain Godar and Susan (Wadlow) Godar Schmidt's son Timothy D. Godar's obituary - Timothy D. Godar, 35, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. He was born July 25, 1974, in Alton, to Dwain Godar and Susan Wadlow Godar Schmidt. He married the former Lana McCart. She died Jan. 11, 2007. He worked at Olin Corp. in East Alton and most recently was a member of Iron Workers Local 392 in East St. Louis.

Surviving are his father and his wife, Roberta Godar, of Eldred; his mother and her husband, Robert Schmidt of Jerseyville; two daughters, Lauren Godar and Payge Godar of Caseyville; a twin sister, Tracy Tonsor of Jerseyville; a brother and his wife, Doug and Amy Godar of Jerseyville; two stepsisters and a spouse, Lisa and Tom Green of Otterville and Pam Kanallakan of St. Louis; three nieces, Emily, Samantha and Paytne Godar; and a nephew, Jackson Tonsor. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Irene Wadlow and Alfred and Viola Godar. Visitation, with a 3:45 p.m. rosary service, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3. The Rev. Henry Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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Timothy D. Godar's wife Lana Kay (McCart) Godar's obituary - Lana Godar, CASEYVILLE ILL - Lana Kay McCart Godar, 33, formerly of Granite City, died at 6:59 pm Thursday Jan. 11, 2007 in St Louis. She was born Aug. 20, 1973 in Granite City to Richard McCart and Pat Nelson Bozovich. She was a self employed model and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Survivors include her father of Kampsville, her mother and stepfather, Pat and Ron Bozovich of Caseyville; two daughters, Lauren Ashley Godar and Payge Nicol Godar, both of Jerseyville; a sister Tori McCart of Kampsville; two brothers, Richard G. McCart of Wood River, and James S. McCart of Caseyville; two stepbrothers, Nicholas Bozovich of Alton and David Parker of Granite City; two stepsisters, Amanda Parker of Granite City and Rhonda Bozovich of Alton; paternal grandmother, Shirley McCart; step-grandparents, Nellie and Howard Bozovich; and six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ruby and George Nelson; paternal grandpa, Earl McCart and paternal step-grandmother, Patricia Kuhl. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Father Jack Quilligan will officiate at funeral services at 10 am Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. According to her wishes she will be cremated. Memorials may be made to the children Lauren and Payge.

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Timothy D. Godar's wife Lana Kay (McCart) Godar's father Richard Kevin McCart's obituary - KAMPSVILLE - Richard Kevin McCart, 62, died at 7:50 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri after a long and valiant battle with his health. He was born on September 13, 1953, in Granite City, one of two sons born to the late Earl James McCart Sr. and Shirley (Skinner) McCart and graduated from Granite City High School. He went on to attend Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, where he took courses in Law Enforcement, a true passion of his. He married the former April Schultz on December 19, 1984, in Hardin and together they raised their family of six children and shared 31 years together. Richard began his working career with US Steel, working in the Blast Furnace Lab where he retired from in 1998 after 25 years of dedicated service. He was then able to take his knowledge and passion of Law Enforcement to the streets, working to better the community in which he was raised and lived for many years, by joining the Granite City Auxiliary Police, receiving numerous awards and honors as well as the respect and friendship of many during his 6 years with the organization. It was after his official retirement that he and his wife April moved to Kampsville, where they have resided for the past several years. When he was not working or volunteering his time to others, Richard enjoyed training and working with horses, playing his guitar and spending time on the open road on his Harley. He was also very active and passionate about his health and fitness, and was an accomplished power lifter for over 20 years. It is without a doubt that Richard accomplished a great deal in his lifetime, however, those are not the things he will be most remembered by. Instead, those who were fortunate enough to know him will remember him for his outgoing personality, his loving and generous nature and the strength and perseverance he showed during whatever life through his way. Above all, Richard loved his family. He was a devoted husband and father, and a proud and doting grandfather. The lessons he taught and the memories he shared with them all will be treasured by them all. Surviving are his wife, April McCart of Kampsville; five children and their spouses, Richard George and Judith McCart of Wood River, James Scott McCart of Collinsville, Tori McCart and her companion, Dillon Kuhlman, of Kampsville, Amanda and Luke Norris of Kamspville and David Parker of Eldorado; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two more on the way; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl James "Jim" McCart Jr. and Jollibee "ChaCha" McCart of Cape Coral, Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Lana (McCart) Godar; a great-grandson, Jonathan Timothy "J.T." Casper; as well as a niece, Melissa McCart. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until time of funeral services at 7 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date at the St. Anselm Cemetery in Kamspville. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the Family, in care of the funeral home.

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(4aaaa) Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Sylvia Godar married David Chandler and lives in the Jerseyville, IL area.

Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Sylvia (Godar) Chandler's husband David Chandler's sister Mary E. Chandler's obituary - Mary E. Chandler, 60, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Alton Sept. 1, 1948, one of four children born to the late John G. and Dorothy (King) Chandler. She graduated from Jersey Community High School and worked in the packing department at Mead Packaging in Godfrey for many years. She later attended nursing school and cared for her parents in their later years. She is survived by her longtime and loving companion, Sandra Baker of Carrollton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Jackie Chandler of Mattoon and David and Sylvia Chandler of Jerseyville; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Sue Chandler of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John R. Chandler, on March 26, 2003. The body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County in care of Crawford Funeral Home, 1308 State Highway 109, Jerseyville IL 62052.

Alfred and Viola (Griffin) Godar's daughter Sylvia (Godar) Chandler's husband David Chandler's grandmother Lillie Mae (Hawkins) King's obituary - 28 October 1965: "Mrs. Frank King died Thursday in Jersey hospital" Mrs. Lillie Mae King, wife of Frank King of Jerseyville died Thursday afternoon, 21 October at 3 o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where she had been admitted late the previous evening. She had been in ill health for sometime. Friends called at the Gubser Funeral Home and then at the Gospel Assembly Church where final rites were held Monday afternoon, 25 October at 2 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. Harry Frazer, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. King was a daughter of the late James and Viola Davis Hawkins and was born in Jersey county 2 May 1902. Her age at the time of death was sixty-three years, five months and nineteen days. Surviving her in addition to her husband are seven children, Mrs. John Chandler, Robert Ralph King, Mrs. George R. Neikirk and Mrs. Gerald Cates of Jerseyville, William L. and Maurice Eugene King of Brighton and Mrs. Arthur Smith of Godfrey; one brother, Howard Hawkins of Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Fred Bunzy of Brighton, Michigan; Mrs. Jess Boomer of Oregon, Mrs. Esto Shaw of Jerseyville, Mrs. Ora Beard of Godfrey, Mrs. Henry Dawdy of Aurora, and Mrs. Gilbert Greling of Van Dyke, Mich. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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(2aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Manuel C. Godar's obituary - Manuel C. Godar, age 70, died Feb. 21, 2004. He lived in Holly Hill, FL, formerly of Hardin, IL. Survivors: his wife; two daughters; and a granddaughter. Memorial Mass was at St. Norbert's Church, Hardin.

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Manuel C. Godar's wife Jane (Evering) Godar's obituary - Jane (Evering) Godar, 71, of Florida, formerly of Hardin, IL, died Wed., April 1, 2009 at Bishop's Nursing Home in Florida. She worked along side of her husband where they were co-owners of Northside Grocery Store in Hardin prior to relocating to Florida. Jane was the daughter of the late Flossie and Rod Gunterman. She married Manuel C. Godar Sept. 22, 1956 in Hardin and he died Feb. 21, 2004. Surviving are two daughters, Melody Rash of North Carolina and Jane Marie of Florida; four sisters-in-law, Geraldine Krause of Kane, IL, Elaine turner of Alton, IL, Donna Droege of St. Charles, MO and Melba Tepen of Hardin; a granddaughter, Jennifer, of Holly Hills, FL. She was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert, and wife, Lillian Evering; two sisters-in-law, Alice Baalman and Rosalie Beiermann; four brothers-in-law, Patrick, Romeo, Cecil and Alfred Godar. A private burial was held in Florida.

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(3aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Geraldine Godar married a man who's last is Krause and lives in Kane, IL.

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(4aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Elaine J. (Godar) Turner's obituary - Elaine J. (Godar) Turner, age 88, passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Alton Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born on October 25, 1924 in Hardin, IL the daughter of the late Paul F. & Theresa (Becker) Godar. She married Carl F. Turner on May 10, 1947 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Alton, IL. He preceded her in death on October 21, 1999. Elaine was employed at Owens IL Glass Co. for a few years leaving to raise her family. She was a former member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Alton and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and working with her flowers. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was a compassionate, loving mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki & Jon Miller of Godfrey; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” Turner and Brenda Haney of Alton, Danny & Paulette Turner of Alton and Robert “Bobby” & Mary Turner of AZ; granddaughter and her spouse, Laura & Dominic D’ Addezio of St. Louis, MO; three sisters and brother-in-law, Geraldine Krause of Kane, Donna Droege of St. Charles, MO and Melba & Steve Tepen of Hardin and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Alice Baalman and Rose Beiermann and five brothers, Cecil, Patrick, Romeo, Manuel and Alfred Godar. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm, Sunday February 10, 2013 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral mass will be at 11 am, Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey, with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey, IL. Memorial may be directed to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.

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(5aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Rosalie (Godar) Beiermann's obituary - Rosalie Beiermann, age 78, of White Hall, died early Thursday morning, May 5, 2005 at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 11, 1926 near Hardin, the daughter of Paul and Theresa Becker Godar. She married Jerome A. Beiermann on Oct. 7, 1944 in Hardin and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2003. She is survived by two sons, Tom Beiermann and Rick (wife, Donna) Beiermann, both of White Hall; two daughters, Jean (husband, Robert) Taylor of St. Louis and Sharon (husband, Gregory) Becker of Fishers, Indiana; five grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Jeff (wife, Shannon) Taylor, Scott (wife, Rebecca) Becker, Shawn Becker and Kristen Becker; two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace Taylor; one brother, Alfred Godar of Jerseyville and four sisters, Geraldine Krause of Kane; Elaine Turner of Alton; Donna (husband, Jim) Droege of St. Charles, Missouri and Melba (husband, Steve) Tepen of Hardin. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Pat Godar, Romeo Godar, Cecil Godar and Manuel Godar and one sister, Alice Baalman.

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

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Rosalie (Godar) Beierman's husband Jerome A. Beiermann's obituary - Jerome A. Beiermann, 79, died at 3:52 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at White Hall Multicare Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Jerseyville to Anthony and Josephine (Goetten) Beiermann. He married the former Rosalie Godar on Oct. 7, 1944, in Hardin. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall, where he was a lector for many years and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He farmed his land west of Belltown for more than 50 years, assisted on sale days at the Carrollton Livestock Auction for more than 30 years and was a member of the Greene County Farm Bureau. His burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon.

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Jerome and Rosalie (Godar) Beiermann were survived by two sons, Tom Beiermann and Rick (wife, Donna) Beiermann, both of White Hall; two daughters, Jean (husband, Robert) Taylor of St. Louis and Sharon (husband, Gregory) Becker of Fishers, Indiana; five grandchildren, Anthony Taylor, Jeff (wife, Shannon) Taylor, Scott (wife, Rebecca) Becker, Shawn Becker and Kristen Becker; two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace Taylor.

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(6aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Donna Godar married a man who's last name is Droege and they live in St. Charles, MO.

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(7aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Melba Godar married a man who's last name is Tepen and they live in Hardin, IL.

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(8aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's daughter Alice L. (Godar) Baalman's obituary - BAALMAN, Alice L. (Godar); b: 21 Jun 1929, Hardin, IL; d: 17 Mar 1992, St. Louis, MO; bu: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Anton, IL; m: Leroy Baalman on 10 Sep 1949 in Hardin, IL; fa: Paul S. Godar; mo: Theresa H. Becker. Resident of Alton, IL. Survived by her mother of Hardin; her husband; two daughters: Patricia Kimbro of Godfrey and Judy Morrissey of Alton; two sons: Tom of Bethalto and James of Godfrey; one granddaughter; five sisters: Geraldine Krause of Kane, Elaine Turner of Alton, Rosalie Beiermann of White Hall, Donna Droege of St. Charles, MO and Melba Tepen of Hardin; and two brothers: Alfred Godar of Jerseyville and Manual Godar of Daytona Beach, FL Preceded by three brothers: Romeo, Patrick and Cecil Godar.

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(9aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Cecil Francis Godar's obituary - Cecil Francis Godar, 57, of Jerseyville, died October 6, 1984 at Jersey County Memorial hospital. Born August 3, 1927, he was a son of Theresa (Becker) Godar of Hardin and the late Paul Godar. He was a mechanic for Riverway Shipyard and a member of State Street Baptist church services were held at the church with Rev Ron Woodrum officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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

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(10aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Romeo Godar is deceased. I don't have any other information about Romeo or his family.

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Cecil Francis Godar's wife Betty J. (Coonrod) Godar's obituary - Roodhouse - Betty J. Godar, age 76, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 14, 1938 in Eldred, IL, the daughter of Jim & Mary (Fulerlton) Coonrod (Both Deceased). She married Cecil F. Godar in 1959 in Fieldon, IL. He died in 1984. She was a Home Health Care worker at Garnett’s Nursing Home in Jerseyville and Certified Cook. She is survived by her children, Tabby Godar of White Hall, IL., Jim Godar of Roodhouse, Il., Sissy Godar of Roodhouse,IL., and Tony (Jenny) Godar of Jacksonville, IL; son-in-law, David Riley of Newbloomfield, MO; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Barbara Riley; and Sisters, Violet Reese, Nellie Brown & Roberta Vunjich. Visitation will be 8-10 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home with Mr. Danny Lockhart officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, the family in care of the funeral home. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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(11aaa) Paul Frederick and Theresa Agnes (Becker) Godar's son Patrick Godar is deceased. I don't have any other information about Patrick or his family. **

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(2aa) Francis Paul Godar and Carolyn "Lena" T. (Eberlin) Godar's son John E. Godar was born Aug 16, 1905 in IL, and died Nov 1967 in IL. He married Anna Marie Ewen. Children of John Godar and Anna Marie (Ewen) Godar were-John Godar, Neil J. Godar, Betty Godar, Mary Ellen Godar, Carolyn Godar, Joyce Godar, Kathleen Godar, Janice Godar, and Kenneth Godar.

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John E. Godar's wife Anna Marie (Ewen) Godar's obituary - Anna Marie Godar, 94, entered into her eternal rest at 10:50 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. She was a full-time mother and grandmother, always devoted to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by and will be missed by her two sons and daughter-in-laws John and Blenna Godar of Alton and Neil J. and Nancy Godar of Godfrey; six daughters and four sons-in-laws, Betty Spahr of Broomfield, Colorado, Mary Ellen Yeager of Fort Collins, Colorado, Carolyn and John Cannella of Alton, Joyce and Ralph Zerr of Godfrey, Kathleen and Clarence Schneider of St. Charles, Missouri, and Janice and Tim Molloy of Alton. A sister-in-law, Theresa Godar of Hardin. 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Kenneth Godar; three brothers Leonard Ewen, Dominic "Tim" Ewen, and Frank Ewen; and a sister Clare Ewen. Visitations were at Burke-Fine Funeral home and the funeral mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

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(1aaa) John and Anna Marie (Ewen) Godar's daughter Carolyn F. (Godar) Cannella's obituary - Carolyn F. Cannella, 77, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Michael on July 20, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Ewen) Godar. She married John J. Cannella at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Alton on May 12, 1962, they enjoyed 50 years of marriage. He survives. Carolyn was employed at St. Patrick's Catholic School as a secretary for nine years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. She enjoyed walks through Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, watching her grandchildren play sports and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Mark Crites of Alton and Julie and Reimund Zippmann of Godfrey; five grandchildren, Danielle Crites, Andrew (Beca) Crites, Elizabeth Crites, Cody Zippmann and Cory (Casta) Zippmann; one great-granddaughter, Ava Crites; seven siblings and their spouses, Betty Spahr of Fort Collins Colo., Jack and Blondie Godar of Alton, Mary Ellen Yeager of Fort Collins, Colo., Joyce and Ralph Zerr of Godfrey, Kathy and Clarence Schneider of St. Charles, Mo., Neil and Nancy Godar of Godfrey and Jan and Tim Molloy of Alton and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Timmy Godar. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with Fr. Jeremy Paulin, OMV, celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's School in Alton. Staten-Fine Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and a guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.

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(2aaa) John and Anna Marie (Ewen) Godar's daughter Mary Ellen (Godar) Yeager's obituary - Mary Ellen Yeager died July 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM at Poudre Valley Hospital with family at her side. She was born on May 23, 1932 to Anna (Ewen) and John E. Godar in Michael, Illinois. She was proceeded in death by her husband John L. Yeager, a son Richard C. McGowan, a brother Kenneth L. Godar, a sister Carolyn Cannella, and brother-in-law Lawrence G. Spahr. She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Pinsker and two sons John M. Yeager and Steven D. Yeager; grandchildren Laurie, Amy, Jennifer, Brandon, and Ashley; sisters Betty Spahr, Joyce (Ralph) Zerr, Kathy (Clarence) Schneider, Jan (Tim) Molloy, brothers John H. (Blenna) Godar and Neil (Nancy) Godar, one daughter-in-law Jude Varnum,and one brother-in-law John Cannella. In accordance with her wishes, Mary was cremated and buried privately at Fort Logan Military Cemetery in Denver, CO. You may sign the guestbook and leave a condolence for the family at www.VesseyFuneralService.com

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(3aaa) John and Anna Marie (Ewen) Godar's son Neil J. Godar was born in Michael, Calhoun County, Illinois. He married Nancy M. Bensman August 1, 1964 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, Illinois. She died April 6, 2017. Neil J. Godar and Nancy M. (Bensman) Godar had 5 children-Joseph Godar, Donna (Godar) Taul, Debbie Godar, Lisa (Godar) Taylor, and Cindy (Godar) Curry.

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Neil J. Godar's wife Nancy M. (Bensman) Godar's obituary - GODFREY - Nancy M. Godar, 73, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Kindred Hospital at St. Anthony's in St. Louis, Missouri with family by her side. She was born on June 6, 1943 to the late Marjorie and Lambert Hoffman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After her father was killed in action in WWII in 1944, she was later adopted and raised by Walter E. Bensman. She married Neil J. Godar on August 1, 1964 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, Illinois. He survives. She was a long-time member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church where she taught and was in charge of the PSR program. She was also very active for years with the church choir. Her love of music showed outside of church by going to the Muny every summer which was time she treasured with her family. She loved to travel and was lucky that she was able to visit her brothers and sisters in Colorado and Oregon. She was very active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Alton Children's Theater (ALT), while her kids were young. Later, she joined and was a member of the Godfrey Women's Club. She enjoyed embroidery, cross stitching and sewing in her free time. She began her career as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, Illinois. She also worked at St. Anthony's Hospital (O.S.F), in the ICU and at Alton Memorial Hospital in medical and surgery while raising her children. She is best known for her time spent working at Dr. Thomas Morrisey's Pediatric office in Godfrey, Illinois and later for Dr. Khaldoun Elzoobi and Dr. Gita Malur. She loved her work so much as a nurse and continued working per-diem throughout the COMPASS system (St. Anthony's) with several different physician's offices as well as offering shots at the VNA. She met many great friends along the way until her retirement. Along with her husband of 52 years, she is survived by one son, Joseph (Denise) Godar; four daughters, Donna (Scott) Taul, Debbie Godar and her friend, Scot Lang, Lisa (Carmon) Taylor, Cindy (Joel) Curry; seventeen grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Godar, Nathan Taul, Kelsey (Nathan) Schulz, Jessica and Jared Taul, Ashley (Sam) McKinney, Amber (Johnathan) Jordan, Christian Shank, Sabrina and Matthew Fairless, Morgan and Sydney Giron, Veronica and Anakin Taylor, and Austin and Hannah Curry. Also surviving are four siblings, William (Nancy) Bensman, Bonnie Mills, Walter (Ginger) Bensman Jr. and Mary Lee Bensman. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 820 W. Homer Adams Pkwy. in Godfrey, Illinois where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Parish PSR.

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(3aa) Francis Paul Godar and Carolyn "Lena" T. (Eberlin) Godar's son Wilfred A. Godar was born 05 Jul 1912 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, and died 12 Nov 1993 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Irene P. Holderfield. Children of Wilfred A. Godar and Irene P. Holderfield were-Doris C. Godar born Sept. 27, 1933, in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died Sept. 19, 2011 in Jersey Co., IL; Barbara T. Godar born 03 Apr 1940 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 27 Jan 1994 in Jersey Co., IL; Shirley Godar; Grace Godar; Michelle Godar; Loretta Godar; James A. Godar born 03 Aug 1950 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Joann Godar born 03 Aug 1950 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 27 Jan 1994 in Jersey Co., IL; and Sharon Godar born 03 Aug 1950 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died 27 Jan 1994 in Jersey Co., IL.

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Wilfred A. Godar's obituary - PFC Wilfred A. "Bill" Godar was born Jul. 5, 1912 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Nov. 12, 1993 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. The youngest child of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" Eberlin, "Bill" married Irene P. Holterfield on 24 Nov 1932 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 9 children. Bill served in Europe with the United States Army during World War II. He was a private first class when he received his discharge from the service. Bill worked for the Hardin Street and Water Department. He retired in 1977. He was a member of the Hardin Fire Department. He was the sexton for Hardin City Cemetery for many years, and also worked as a custodian at St. Norbert's Catholic School in Hardin. He was a member of American Legion Post 636 in Hardin. At the time of his death at Jersey Community Hospital, Bill was 81 years, 4 months and 7 days old. He was survived by his wife, Irene; 1 son; 8 daughters; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Norbert Godar, Sr. of Hardin, Illinois; and 1 sister, Marguerite Banghart of Hardin. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Gary Powers and Matthew Holland; 1 sister, Ernastine Schneider; 6 brothers, Paul, Raymond, John and Robert Godar, and 2 infants, Edward and Carl Godar. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on 14 Nov 1993 at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, Illinois. A prayer service took place at 6:30 p.m. A funeral Mass was conducted at 10 a.m. the following morning at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Military honors were performed graveside by the Hardin American Legion Post 636. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to St. Norbert's Catholic School in Hardin or to the charity of one's choice. Bill's wife, Irene, passed away in 1996 and was buried next to him.

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Wilfred A. "Bill" Godar's wife Irene P. (Holterfield) Godar's obituary - Irene P. Holterfield Godar was born Mar. 16, 1913 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Jan. 3, 1996 in Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri. The daughter of George Andrew Holterfield and Margaret "Maggie" Rhinesocker, Irene married Wilfred A. "Bill" Godar on 24 Nov 1932 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 9 children. Bill served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for the Hardin Street and Water Department and retired in 1977. Irene was a homemaker. In her later years, she was known as "Granny" to many of the neighborhood children, friends of her children and to her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, Illinois. She also belonged to the church Altar Society. At the time of her death at Barnes Hospital, Irene was 82 years, 9 months and 18 days old. She was survived by 1 son and daughter-in-law; 7 daughters and 6 sons-in-law; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Cleo and Betty Holterfield of Carrollton, Illinois; 3 sisters-in-law, Ilene Holterfield and Thresa Godar, both of Jerseyville, Illinois, and Anna Godar of Alton, Illinois; 1 brother-in-law, Norbert Godar, Sr. of Hardin, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Irene was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill; 1 daughter, Barbara Powers; 2 grandchildren, Gary Powers and Matthew Holland; 1 brother, Joseph Holterfield; and 1 sister, Stella Franke. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on 05 Jan 1996 at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. A prayer service took place at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass was conducted at 10 a.m. the following morning at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. She was buried next to her husband, Bill, who passed away in 1993. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to St. Norbert's Catholic School in Hardin or to the charity of one's choice.

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(1aaa) Wilfred and Irene (Holterfield) Godar's daughter Doris C. (Godar) Gansz Grizzle's obituary - Doris C. Grizzle, 77, died at 3:38 a.m. Monday Sept. 19, 2011, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born Sept. 27, 1933, in Hardin, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Irene (Holterfield) Godar. She married Howard R. Gansz, who died in 1967. She married Ralph L. Grizzle on June 1, 1969, in Hardin. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. In addition to her husband, survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ray (Carolyn) Gansz of Grafton; two stepsons, Gene Grizzle of Franklin, Ill., and Louis Grizzle of Jerseyville; a brother, Jim Godar of Hardin; six sisters, Shirley Gansz, Joann Holland and Grace Holland all of Hardin, Loretta Hattaman of Golden Eagle, Sharon Stein of Hardin and Michelle Funk of Grafton. In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Powers. Graveside Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin, with Father Don Roberts officiating. Burial will be at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Catholic Church or School. Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin in charge of arrangements.

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Doris C. (Godar) Gansz Grizzle's 2nd husband Ralph L. Grizzle's obituary - HARDIN — Ralph L. Grizzle, 86, died at 4:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the scene of a motor vehicle crash near Fieldon. He was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Jersey County, Illinois, son of Charles and Ora (Lyles) Grizzle, both now deceased. He married Doris Godar Gansz on June 1, 1969, in Hardin. She died in 2011. He was employed at various jobs, and retired from Olin after 20 years. Growing up in Jersey and Greene counties, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and traveling. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church, American Legion and V.F.W. Survivors include his children, Ralph E. Grizzle of Franklin, Ill., Chester L. Grizzle of Jerseyville and a stepson, Ray, and Carolyn Gansz of Grafton; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; brothers Joe Grizzle of Jerseyville and David and Barbara Grizzle of Roodhouse, Ill.; sister-in-law Maxine Grizzle of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; siblings: Evelyn Jonisee, Vera Wendt, Dorothy Doerr, Charles "Bud" Grizzle, George "John" Grizzle, Alvin Grizzle and Rudy Mae Grizzle. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with military rites by Jerseyville American Legion at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, with Fr. Don Roberts officiating. Burial will take place at St. Norbert's Catholic Cemetery in Hardin. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be to St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aaa) Wilfred and Irene (Holterfield) Godar's daughter Barbara Theresa Godar was born Apr. 3, 1940 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, and died Jan. 27, 1994 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Jersey Co., IL. She married Wesley Powers son of Alice Bernice (Powers) Miles. Children of Wesley and Barbara T. (Godar) Powers were-Gary Lee Powers, Kenneth Powers, Carl Powers, and David Powers.

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(1aaaa) Wesley and Barbara T. (Godar) Powers's son Gary Lee Powers's obituary - Died 1970 (Unknown Date). Gary Lee Powers, 13 year old son of Mr and Mrs. Wesley Powers of Fieldon was found dead at his home Saturday. He was born 10 September 1957, in Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, surviving are three brothers, Kenneth, Carl and David all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Godar of Hardin; and paternal step-grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miles of Fieldon.

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(3aaa) Wilfred and Irene (Holterfield) Godar's daughter Shirley M. Godar married Homer C. Gansz. He was born April 13, 1932, in Kampsville, he was the son of the late Clarence L."Roy" and Zella M. (Meyer) Gansz. He married Shirley M. (Godar) Gansz on July 9, 1955, in Calhoun County. He was employed by Calhoun Co. Highway Department as a foreman, retiring in 1993. He died March 11, 2015, at the Ill. Vererans Home in Quincy, IL. His burial was at St. Norberts Cemetery in Hardin, IL. Children of Homer and Shirley M. (Godar) Gansz were-Greg Gansz, Tammy Gansz, and Kelly Gansz.

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Shirley M. (Godar) Gansz's husband Homer C. Gansz's obituary - HARDIN — Homer C. Gansz, 82, died at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Ill. Vererans Home in Quincy, Ill. Born April 13, 1932, in Kampsville, he was the son of the late Clarence L."Roy" and Zella M. (Meyer) Gansz. He married Shirley M. (Godar) Gansz on July 9, 1955, in Calhoun County. She survives. He was employed by Calhoun Co. Highway Department as a foreman, retiring in 1993. A Korean Army veteran, he was recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge,United Nations Service Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife and a son, Greg (Tammy) Gansz, two daughters, Tammy (Matt) McIntyre and Kelly (Charlie) Booth, all of Hardin; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Herman (Jeanie) Gansz of Brighton, and a sister,Rayceal (Jon) Grahm of Holiday Shores, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Howard Gansz, and two sisters, June Nolle and Virginia Klocke. He was a member of the Hardin American Legion. Visitation will be from 9 until time of service at 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Fr. Don Roberts will be officiating. Burial will take place at St. Norberts Cemetery in Hardin with full military rites. Memorials may be to St. Norberts Catholic School or Calhoun Warrior Pride.

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(4aa) Francis Paul Godar and Carolyn "Lena" T. (Eberlin) Godar's son Raymond Arthur Godar was born Jun. 2, 1894 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Sep. 17, 1942 in Calhoun County, Illinois. Raymond served in the United States Army during World War I. He was a private when he received his discharge from the service. Raymond married Margaret Anna Banghart on 30 Apr 1919 in Michael, Cahoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of at least 3 children. At the time of his death, Raymond was 48 years, 3 months and 15 days old. He was buried on 21 Sep 1942 and was survived by his wife, Margaret, who passed away in 1976.Children: 3 sons.Father of: Ralph J. Godar, Russell Francis Godar, and Raymond D. Godar.

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(1aaa) Raymond Arthur Godar and Margaret Anna (Banghart) Godar's son Ralph J. Godar was born Mar. 4, 1921 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Apr. 21, 2000. The oldest child of Raymond Arthur Godar and Margaret Anna Banghart, Ralph married "Gen" Boente on 27 Nov 1952 in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois. They were the parents of 2 children. At the time of his death, Ralph was 79 years, 1 month and 17 days old. He was survived by his wife, Gen, who passed away in 2012. Children: 1 son, 1 daughter.

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(2aaa) Raymond Arthur Godar and Margaret Anna (Banghart) Godar's son Russell Francis Godar was born Mar. 25, 1923 in Illinois, and died May 25, 1978. The second son of Raymond Arthur Godar and Margaret Anna Banghart, Russell married "Genny" Jordan on 07 Jun 1952 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois. They were the parents of 5 children. At the time of his death, Russell was 55 years and 2 months old. He was survived by his wife, Genny, who passed away in 2003. Russell was also survived by his 5 children. Children: 4 daughters, 1 son. Father of: (Living) Godar Hamblen, Catherine Marie "Cathy" (Godar) Gerdt, (Living) Godar Goetten,(Living) Godar Kamp, and Michael Francis "Mike" Godar.

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(5aa) Robert Francis Godar (son of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" (Eberlin) Godar) was born Nov. 6, 1909 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Dec. 6, 1948 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. Robert served in the United States military during World War II. He was a member of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion. This unit served as an aircraft warning unit in defense of the continental United States during 1942 and 1943. The battalion provided communications support in England and France following the D-Day invasion on 06 June 1944. Soon after the D-Day attack at Normandy Beach began, American ground radars provided by the 555th and others were sent ashore. They began landing late in the afternoon while mortar and small arms fire continued to wound many of the men and severely damaged some of the vehicles. Robert and the men in his unit moved their equipment over the beach and into the shelter of a draw east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. By early the next morning, the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion had its light warning radars on the air and was reporting aircraft. Robert was a tech 5 when he received his discharge from the service. Slightly more than 3 years after the end of the war, Robert died at the age of 39 years and 1 month. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

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(6aa) Norbert T. Godar, Sr. (son of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" (Eberlin) Godar) was born Oct. 25, 1902 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Apr. 29, 1998. Norbert married Mary J. Becker on 20 Jul 1927 in Calhoun County, Illinois. At the time of his death, Norbert was 95 years, 6 months and 4 days old. He was buried next to his wife, Mary, who passed away in 1987. In addition to his wife and parents, Norbert was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, who died in 1943 and is buried nearby.

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(1aaa) Norbert T. Godar, Sr. and Mary J. (Becker) Godar's daughter Virginia (Godar) Robeen's husband Vincent P. Robeen's obituary - Vincent P. Robeen, 89, passed away at 10:25 pm Sunday September 10, 2017 at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. He was born on April 16, 1928 in Michael IL the son of Andrew & Margaret (Arnold) Robeen. Vincent married Virginia R. (Godar) on November 9, 1950 at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin. He was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin, served in the US Army, and then became a co-owner of Calhoun County Ford in Hardin for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Hardin, the American Legion in Hardin, the Farm Bureau in Hardin and loved turkey hunting and fishing. Vincent is survived by his wife, Virginia Robeen of Hardin, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary A. & Carol Robeen of Hardin, and Kenny P. Robeen of Atlas; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret & Rod Nolte of Alton; two sisters, Virginia Fielder of Godfrey, and Grace Poeling of St. Charles, MO; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Cecelia Hayn and five brothers, Harold, Louis, Mark, Bob and Curt Robeen. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday September 13, 2017 at Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am Thursday September 14, 2017 at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin with Fr. Steve Pohlman celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Norbert’s Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert’s School or family choice.

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(7aa) Marguerite L (Godar) Banghart, (daughter of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" (Eberlin) Godar) was born Sep. 27, 1900 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Aug. 5, 1994 in Jersey County, Illinois. Children: Mildred V. (Banghart) Surgeon (1921 - 2003) and Jerome F. Banghart (1925 - 2010). Burial: Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.

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(8aa) Marie Ernastine (Godar) Schneider, (daughter of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" (Eberlin) Godar) was born Apr. 7, 1896 in Illinois, and died Jan., 1967. Burial: Saint Norberts Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. Ernastine married Charles John Schneider (1885 - 1970) on 27 Jun 1916 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 4 children. At the time of her death, Ernastine was 70-years-old. She was survived by her husband, Charles, who passed away in 1970. Mother of: Eunice M. (Schneider) Clark, Glenn Schneider, Donald Leo Schneider, and Charles Patrick "Pat" Schneider.

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Marie Ernastine (Godar) Schneider's obituary - Marie Ernastine (Godar) Schneider was born Apr. 7, 1896 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Jan. 23, 1967 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. The daughter of Francis Paul Godar and Caroline T. "Lena" Eberlin, "Ernastine" married Charles John "Charley" Schneider on 27 Jun 1916 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a farmer, and they were the parents of 4 children. The Schneiders were members of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. On the morning of 23 Jan 1967, Ernastine was taken to Jersey Community Hospital by ambulance. She died there shortly after her arrival. At the time of her death, she was 70 years, 9 months and 16 days old. She was survived by her husband, Charley; 1 daughter, Eunice Pohlman of Grafton, Illinois; 2 sons, Duke Schneider of Hardin, and Pat Schneider of Grafton; 3 brothers, Norbert, Paul and Wilfred Gadar, all of Hardin; and 1 sister, Marguerite Banghart of Jerseyville, Illinois. Visitation was held at the C. C. Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin on 24 Jan 1967. A rosary was recited there at 7 p.m. A Requiem Mass was conducted at 9:30 a.m. the following morning at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Ernastine's husband, Charley, passed away in 1970 and was buried next to her. Burial: Saint Norberts Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois.

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(2a) John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's son Benjamin Franklin Godar was born Aug 28, 1878, and died Mar 16, 1944. He married Margaret Snyder on Aug 27, 1901 in Hardin, Calnoun Co., IL. Child of Benjamin Franklin Godar and Margaret Snyder was-Mary Virginia Godar, married John Maitland Lyon.

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(1aa) Mary Virginia Godar (daughter of Benjamin Franklin Godar and Margaret Snyder), married John Maitland Lyon, son of William Bridgman Lyon and Audra Lindley. Children of John Maitland Lyon and Mary Virginia Godar were-Terry Anthony Lyon, married 1st Barbara Breed. married 2nd Valee June Holman; Timothy Michael Lyon; Linda Jeanne Lyon, married David Nance; Jon Lee Lyon, married Sonja; Kevin Michael Lyon, married Joy.

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(3a) John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's daughter - Dorothea "Dora" Alice Godar was born Oct 05, 1880 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died May 02, 1977 in St. Charles, MO. She married Thomas O'Donnell Nov 26, 1912. Children of Thomas O'Donnell and Dorothea "Dora" Alice (Godar) O'Donnell were-Thomas O'Donnell born March 4, 1918 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died Sept. 4, 2008 in St. Louis, MO, married Emma Mae Morgan July 4, 1942, in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL; and Mary O'Donnell.

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John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's daughter Dorothea A. "Dora" (Godar) O'Donnell's obituary - 6 May 1977: Funeral mass for Mrs. Dorothea A. (Dora) O'Donnell, 96, of Rural Route 1, Grafton was celebrated Wednesday Morning, 4 May at St. Patrick's church, Grafton, with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Her death occurred at 8:45 am on May 2 at St. Joseph's Carmelite Home in St. Charles, Missouri. Her husband, Thomas O'Donnell, died in 1935. Mrs. O'Donnell was formerly Postmistress in the Grafton post office. She was born on 5 October 1880 in Illinois, a daughter of Paul and Marie Degerlia Godar. She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. O'Donnell of Madrid, Spain and one son, Thomas O'Donnell of Grafton; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Godar of Hardin.

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(1aa) Thomas O'Donnell and Dorothea "Dora" Alice (Godar) O'Donnell's son Thomas O'Donnell's obituary - Thomas O'Donnell, 90, passed away Thursday at 9:31 a.m. Sept. 4, 2008, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. He was born March 4, 1918, in Hardin, the son of Thomas and Dorothea (Godar) O'Donnell now deceased. He married Emma Mae Morgan July 4, 1942, in Grafton. He served for 16 years on the Jersey County Board where he enjoyed working on the Road and Bridge Committee with a group of close friends. He was employed at the Illinois Powder Company in Grafton in his early years, continuing to farm on the family farm. In his later years, he was in the real estate business with a special interest in farm appraisal.

He is survived by four daughters Katheleen Atkinson of Elberta, Ala., Judith Zimmer of Barcelona, Spain, Cynthia Tranquilli of Alvarado, Texas and Margaret Carrow of Godfrey; one son, Thomas O'Donnell of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary O'Donnell of Mojacar, Spain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and a special grandson, Rufus Warford. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. In celebration of his life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow as celebrant. Cremation rites will be accorded per his wishes. Memorials may be sent to St. Francis/Holy Ghost School in Jerseyville.

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(2aa) Thomas O'Donnell and Dorothea "Dora" Alice (Godar) O'Donnell's daughter Mary E. O’Donnell's obituary - Mary E. O’Donnell, age 95, of Godfrey, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at Provision Living in Godfrey. She was born August 21, 1919, in Hardin, the daughter of Thomas X. and Dorothea (Godar) O’Donnell. She had attended Grafton grade schools and was one of the oldest graduates of Marquette Ursuline Academy. She then graduated from SIU Carbondale and received a Master’s Degree from St. Louis University. She became a teacher, and eventually, the Superintendent of Schools during her forty years working for the US Air Force in Japan and Europe. She is survived by four nieces, Katheleen Atkinson of Foley, AL, Judith Zimmer of Chicago, Cynthia Tranquilli of Fort Worth, TX, and Margaret (O”Donnell) Carrow and husband, Martin Carrow, of Godfrey; and a nephew, Thomas P. O’Donnell of Grafton; and her special friend, Rianna, her pet poodle and faithful companion for seven years. She is preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Thomas O’Donnell. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9:00 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating. Burial will take place in Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

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(4a) John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's son James Edward Godar was born Jan 22, 1883 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died Jan 09, 1982 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. He married Nellie Genevieve McDonald Dec 29, 1916. Children of James Edward and Nellie Genevieve (McDonald) Godar were-Edward Aloysius Godar born Oct 04, 1919 in St. Louis Mo, died June 24, 2007 in St. Louis, MO, married Nov. 27, 1948 in Jefferson City, MO to Catherine "Katy" Rolfes; Aloys Godar, Leo Godar, Stephen Godar, Antoine Godar, Marian Godar, Rose Mary Godar, Clara Godar, Daniel Godar, and a son who died in infancy.

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(1aa) James Edward and Nellie Genevieve (McDonald) Godar's son Edward Aloysius Godar's obituary - Edward A. Godar, 87, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at the home of his brother in St. Louis. He was born on Oct. 4, 1919, in St. Louis, the son of James Edward and Nellie Genevieve McDonald Godar. He was married on Nov. 27, 1948 in Jefferson City to Catherine "Katy" Rolfes who died on March 20, 2001. He was a 1938 graduate of Jerseyville (Illinois) Township High School and received a Bachelor degree in 1942 from St. Louis University. He received a Master degree in Personnel Psychology from Ohio State University in 1946. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was employed with the Missouri Merit System Council and served as Acting Merit System Supervisor from 1946-1947. He served as Assistant Director of the newly created Missouri State Division of Personnel and continued in that position until he was appointed as Division Director in 1973. While Director, he also served as a member and vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Missouri State Employee's Retirement System for thirteen years. He was a past member of the Executive Committee of the Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. In October, 1977, he received the Public Personnel Award of the Governor's Committee for his contribution to employment of qualified handicapped individuals. After forty years of state service, he retired on Aug. 1, 1986, and was subsequently given the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Administration by the Missouri Institute for Public Administration. Following retirement, he served on the Work Force Task Force of Governor Carnahan's Committee on Management and Productivity in 1994. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Jefferson City Area United Way; Committee on Personnel of the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Jefferson City Government; Board of Regents of St. Mary's Health Center; Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; Board of Directors of Homemaker Health Care, Inc.; and a long-time member of American Legion Post 5.

In recent years he was an active volunteer with Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility where his wife had been a patient for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral where he was active with the Legion of Mary and the parish school board; Dan C. Coppin Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus; International Personnel Management Association; American Psychological Association; Missouri Institute of Public Administration; and a charter member of Meadow Lake Acres Country Club. Survivors include four brothers, Aloys Godar, Chesterfield, MO; Leo Godar, Jerseyville, IL; Stephen Godar, Hardin, IL; and Antoine Godar, Raleigh, NC; three sisters, Marian Muehlenkamp, St. Louis, MO; Rose Mary Ippolito, Nausha, NH; and Clara Conlin, Brighton, MI; one sister-in-law, Mary Godar, Reston, VA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Kaye Godar on Dec. 13, 1988; one brother, Daniel Godar; and an infant brother. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Cathedral with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26th, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, MO, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Carmelite Monastery, 2201 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109; or St. Joseph Cathedral School Foundation, 2301 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109.

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(2aa) James Edward and Nellie Genevieve (McDonald) Godar's son Aloys A. "Al" Godar's obituary - Godar, Aloys A. Al August 1, 2014. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother of the Church. Beloved husband of Agnes M. Godar (nee Delaney); loving father of Michael E. (Karen) Godar, Mary Patricia (Thomas) Landzaat, Sharon A. Godar, M.D., Daniel J. (Gretchen) Godar, Kathryn D. (John) Cowling, Carolyn M. (Michael) Kopsky and Kevin D. Godar; grandfather 16; great-grandfather of 6; dear brother of Rosemary (the late Ezio) Ippolito, Marian (the late Ralph) Muehlenkamp, Clara Lou (the late Fred) Conlin, Leo (Dorothy) Godar, Antoine (the late Irene) Godar, Stephen (Ann) Godar and the late Edward (Kate) and Daniel (Mary) Godar; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin & friend. Al Godar grew up during the depression on a farm near Hardin in Calhoun County Illinois as one of nine children of Edward and Nellie Godar. In addition to working the family farm, Al became immersed in Indian lore and searched for ancient archeological sites around Hardin. Among his findings was a unique cache of notched spearheads estimated to be more than 5000 years old. The artifact was eventually named the Godar point and is now displayed in museums around the country. Graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, Al continued his education getting his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville as a member of the V-12 Officers Training Program. He served during WW II as an officer in the navy, stationed on the destroyer Herbert J. Thomas in the Pacific.

After the war, Al married the love of his life, Agnes Delaney from Louisville Ky, and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in November, 2013. Al and Agnes together raised seven children, first in Milwaukee Wisconsin and later in homes located in St. Louis County. Al's engineering career began at Allis Chalmers and ended at Sverdrup Corporation, an international engineering firm, where he worked for more than 40 years. Progressing through the ranks, he rose from Project Manager to VP of the Electrical Division, to VP of the Food and Beverage Division and ultimately retiring as a member of the Sverdrup Board of Directors in 2000. Al was an active member of the Engineers Club of St. Louis and his church, including St. Catherine Laboure in South County, where he served for many years as a leader of Boy Scout Troop 646. He was also active in the Knights of Columbus at Incarnate Word parish in Chesterfield. In his later years, Al authored The Home Place - There and Back Again, a history of Calhoun County and his family. Al loved a good practical joke, a game of cards, horseshoes, and a round of golf, but most importantly he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who loved spending time with his family and friends. Services: Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 4, 2014 at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017. Visitation Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. at O'SULLIVAN-MUCKLE Mortuary, 13996 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017. Knights of Columbus prayer service 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Knights of Columbus Incarnate Word Council 9981 % Incarnated Word Catholic Church preferred. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. (Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014)

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(5a) John Paul Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar's son John Alfred Godar Sr. was born Jan 18, 1886 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died Oct 11, 1952. He married Nellie Lee Devine Nov 16, 1915. Children of John Alfred and Nellie (Devine) Godar were-Elois (or Eloise) Godar born Sept. 7, 1916, in Calhoun Co., IL, died Sep 8, 2008 in Calhoun Co., IL, married August H. "Doc" Simon; John Alfred Godar born Nov 5, 1919 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Dec 9, 2009 in IA, married Mary Dorothy Pospishil; Fred Godar; Ruth Godar; Agnes Elizabeth Godar; Mary Elizabeth Godar; Kathleen Dolores Godar; and Naomi Lee Godar.

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John Alfred Godar Sr.'s obituary - John Alfred Godar, Sr. was born Jan. 18, 1886 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Oct. 11, 1952 in Calhoun County, Illinois. The youngest child of John Leopold "Paul" Godar and Mary Amanda DeGerlia, John married Nellie L. Devine on 16 Nov 1915 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 8 children, although 4 died in infancy or early childhood. John and Nellie lived north Hardin, and he was a farmer who specialized in apple growing. He also ran a warehouse for many years with his brother, Ed, at Godar Landing. Early in life, John discovered that he was a talented painter and photographer. Too busy with farming and family life to pursue painting, he did not return to his hobby until after suffering a mild stroke in the early 1950's. Just before noon on 11 Oct 1952, John was picking apples at an orchard belonging to his brother, Ed, about 5 miles south of Hardin. The aluminum ladder John was moving accidentally came in contact with some high tension wires that ran through the orchard, and he was electrocuted instantly. At the time of his death, John was 66 years, 8 months and 23 days old. He was survived by his wife, Nellie, who passed away in 1981. Other survivors included 2 sons, John, Jr. of Cedar Rapids Iowa, and Fred of Cincinnati, Ohio; 2 daughters, Elois and Ruth, both of Hardin; 8 grandchildren; 1 brother, Ed; and 2 sisters, Lucy and Dorothy. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by 4 daughters, Agnes, May, Kathleen and Naomi; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters. Visitation was held after 7 p.m. on 12 Oct 1952 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. The Rosary was recited at the funeral home the following evening at 8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. on 14 Oct 1952 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin.

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John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar was born Oct. 3, 1896 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, and died Mar. 7, 1981 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL She was the daughter of Albro Devine and Elizabeth Murphy. Nellie married John Alfred Godar, Sr. on 16 Nov 1915 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. They were the parents of 8 children, although 4 died in infancy or early childhood. Nellie and John lived north of Hardin. She was a homemaker, and he was a farmer who specialized in apple growing. He also ran a warehouse for many years with his brother, Ed at Godar Landing. Nellie died at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. At the time of her death, she was 84 years, 5 months and 4 days old.

She was survived by 2 daughters, Elois of Hardin, and Ruth of St. Charles, Missouri; 2 sons, John, Jr. of Marion, Iowa, and Fred of Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was conducted at 9:30 a.m. on the morning of 09 Mar 1981 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin, with Hanks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Nellie was buried next to her husband, John, who was killed in a farm accident in 1952. In addition to her husband and parents, Nellie was preceded in death by 4 daughters, Agnes, Mary, Kathleen and Naomi. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to St. Norbert's Catholic Church School. Children of John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar were-Helen L. "Elois" Godar Simon (1916-2008); John Alfred Godar (1919-2009); Agnes Elizabeth Godar (1921-1921); Mary Beth Godar (1926-1927); Kathleen Dolores Godar (1929-1938); Naomi Lee Godar (1930-1939); Ruth E. Godar Schaberg; and Frederick A. Godar.

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John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar's father Albro "Bro" Devine was born Dec. 28, 1867 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died Jun. 16, 1950 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He was the son of James Herman Devine, Sr. and Neoma Hardwick. Albro was a life-long resident of the Hardin community in Calhoun County, Illinois. He married Julia Snyder on 10 Apr 1886 in Calhoun County. Children from first marriage: None known. Albro then married Elizabeth Murphy on 01 Feb 1888 in Calhoun County.

They were the parents of 2 children. Albro was a farmer and clam shell fisherman. He also was a carpenter and taught the trade to his grandson, "John" Alfred Godar, Jr. Children from second marriage: 1 son, 1 daughter. At the time of his death at Alton Memorial Hospital, Albro was 82 years, 5 months and 19 days old. He was survived by 1 son and 1 daughter. Visitation was held at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. on 19 Jun 1950 at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Albro was buried next to his second wife, Elizabeth born 1869, who passed away in 1943. Father of James A. Devine and Nellie Lee Devine Godar

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John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar's grandfather James Herman Devine was born Dec. 20, 1840 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky, and died Oct. 11, 1901 in Calhoun Co., IL. His burial was at Indian Creek Cemetery, Hamburg, Calhoun Co., IL. James Devine became a soldier on the Union side in the Civil War. The discharge paper stated that he was five feet seven inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes and light hair. It also stated that he was "by occupation, when enrolled, a calker". According to his discharge and copies of request for pension, he received a disability discharge due to sunstroke on 29 July 1865 at Galveston, Texas.

Actually, the whole 97th Regiment was mustered out on the 29 July 1865 at Galveston from copies of The Adjutant General's report on the 97th Regiment, and information from Frederick Dyer's, "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion." From these sources, the following history of the 97th Regiment and specifically James Devine's service was compiled: Enlisted: Aug. 14, 1862. His enlisting officer was Captain Patrick Henry Peutzer. Mustered in: Sep. 16, 1862 at Camp Butler, IL age 24. Sep 16 to Oct 31, 1862 absent in hospital at Lexington, KY. Oct. 3 1862, Company C was ordered to field with the regiment and participated in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs on Dec. 31, 1862. Memphis is on Chickasaw Bluffs. Nov. and Dec 1862, was in hospital at Memphis, TN. Jan and Feb 1863 was in hospital at Youngs Point, LA. Jan 11, 1863 they were at Port Gibson. March through June 1863 present at muster. May 8, 1863 Baldwin Ferry about 35 miles out of Vicksburg and kept General Tilghman from crossing the Black River to get at Grant. May 15 and 16, 1863 Battle of Champion Hills. May 16, 1863 Black River Bridge. May 17, 1863 in assault and siege of Vicksburg, Miss and the siege of Jackson, Miss. July and Aug 1863 absent - in hospital at Vicksburg on Aug 23, 1863. Sep 1863 through April 1864, present at muster. Nov. 2, 1863 assigned to duty in the city of New Orleans. May through Dec 1864 present at muster. July 28, 1864 Engaged in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama. April 9, 1865 the siege and assault on Blakely, Alabama. Jan through June 1865 present at muster. July 29, 1865 discharged at Galveston, TX. The Regiment lost during service, two officers and 28 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded. Two hundred enlisted men and officers killed by disease. After being mustered out, the 97th proceeded homeward by way of New Orleans and the Mississippi River to East St. Louis. They reached East St. Louis on August 19 and then by train to Springfield, IL.

The story goes that his parents died of an epidemic when he was quite young. He and his sister Mary were sent up river to relatives in St. Louis by the name of Smith. He and his first wife, Mary Warrick had one child, a son. He and his second, wife, Neoma Hardwick, took care of the child of his first marriage. The child did not survive many years. Looking at the dates, James enlisted in the army about a year after his marriage so the child was young. Apparently Mary was unable to provide for the child and it was cared for in the poor house. He took custody of the child after his discharge from the army. John Ree, Justice of the Peace, married James Devine and Neoma Hardwick in Calhoun County on September 16, 1866. It was witnessed by A. Yandle, Clerk of the County Court. Neoma Hardwick was born Apr 20, 1850 in Cloverland, Putnam Co., Indiana, and died June 11, 1941 in Calhoun Co., IL. Children of James Herman Devine and his 2nd wife Neoma (Hardwick) Devine were-Albro Devine (1867-1950); William Sherman Devine (1872-1923); James Herman Devine (1883-1917); Auta May Devine (1880-1970); and 7 other children names unknown.

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John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar's uncle William Sherman Devine was born Oct 18, 1872 and and died Oct 17, 1923. He married Elsie Elizabeth (Keating) Smith Oct 17, 1896 (also spelled Keaton, Keeton). She was born Aug 23, 1876. She had a daughter Mae from a previous marriage. William Sherman Devine and Elsie Elizabeth (Keating) Smith had a son Richard Sherman Devine born Nov 09, 1901, died Apr 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA; and a daughter Gertrude Devine who married Stanley Gordon and their children were Ileen Gordon, Irma Gordon, Neda Gordon, Stanley Gordon Jr., and Bill Gordon.

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John Alfred Godar, Sr.'s wife Nellie Lee (Devine) Godar's aunt Auta Mae Devine was born 2-25-1881, and died Apr. 9, 1970. Auta May married 1st George Edmon Mefford on 25 Feb 1900 in Calhoun Co., IL. They divorced after a short time. George later moved to Texas. They had 2 sons Fred Mefford and Milo Roscoe Mefford. Fred was born in 1901 and died in 1903, Milo was born Feb 3, 1903. Milo married Ethel Newman, they had 4 children. Milo died on Sept. 8, 1952. Auta May married 2nd James Henry Lawson born Jan. 4, 1874 in IL, died Sep. 26, 1942 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. He was the son of Ira Lawson, Sr. and Susan "Elizabeth" Doggett, James married Auta May (Devine) Mefford on 03 Jul 1905 in Calhoun Co., IL. James was a clam shell fisherman, and later worked as a laborer in the lumber industry. Both are buried at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. Children of James Lawson and Auta May (Devine) Mefford were-Arthur William Lawson, Trent Taft Lawson, Reynolds Ray Lawson, and Ezekial Wilson Lawson.

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(1aa) John Alfred and Nellie (Devine) Godar's daughter Elois (Godar) Simon's obituary - Elois Godar Simon, 92, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Calhoun County. Her parents were the late John Alfred and Nellie Devine Godar. She and August H. "Doc" Simon were married on July 15, 1947, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mattoon, Ill. Msgr. Daniel Daly, a former pastor of St. Norbert Church, officiated at their wedding. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2001. She attended local schools and one year at Sacred Heart Academy in Springfield, Ill. She was active in politics of the Democratic Party and was appointed by Gov. Adlai Stevenson to two terms as Public Guardian and Conservator of Calhoun County. She encouraged Carl H. Wittmond to run for the office of State Representative and he served seven terms. She was a lifelong member of St. Norbert Catholic Church and was active in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, an organization founded by Bishop William A. O'Connor of Springfield. She served as Confraternity Secretary of the Jacksonville Deanery and Calhoun parishes. She was a volunteer for various fund drives, including the March of Dimes, and succeeded Ada Aderton as chairman of the Calhoun County American Red Cross, also serving as chairman of the Red Cross military service during the final days of the Korean Conflict and throughout the Vietnam War. She helped to establish the Red Cross blood program for Calhoun County.

She started writing for the Calhoun Herald in 1945 and became editor when Carl Wittmond bought the paper from the Lamar family in 1961. She retired from the Herald in 1982. She retired in 1973 after 25 years of federal employment as manager of the AAA (Agricultural Agency) office and the Selective Service System. She was a crew leader on the 1950 population census and a charter member of the Calhoun County Historical Society. She served as secretary of the Calhoun County Planning Commission from 1973 to 1982 and was a longtime member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 636. She loved the bluffs and rivers that formed the shoreline. Surviving are two sons, Eugene and Pete Simon, both of Hardin; two daughters, Phyllis Day of Champaign and Yvonne Ringhausen of Williamsburg, Va.; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Godar of Iowa and Fred Godar of Florissant, Mo.; and a sister, Ruth Schaberg of St. Charles, Mo. Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, is a daughter, Mary Lou Albrecht. According to her wishes, the body was cremated and a memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Private burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Catholic School, Calhoun Ambulance or a charity of one's choice. Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin is in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) John Alfred and Nellie (Devine) Godar's son John Alfred Godar's obituary - John Alfred Godar, formerly of Marion, died at the Iowa Veterans Home on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at the age of 90. Funeral Mass: 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, by Father John Gossman, with military rites provided by Marion American Legion Post 298. The family will greet friends from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, where a parish vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Private family burial to take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. John was born to John and Nellie (Devine) Godar in Hardin, Ill., on Nov. 5, 1919, joining siblings, Eloise and Ruth. Later, his brother, Fred was born. John was preceded in death by sisters, Agness Elizabeth, Mary Elizabeth, Kathleen Dolores and Naomi Lee, all who died before adulthood. Growing up along the Illinois River, John had a love of nature and began learning the carpenter trade from his grandfather, Albro Devine. During World War II, John enlisted in the Army and served as a staff sergeant in England, North Africa and Italy. Returning to the states, John went to trade school in St. Louis, Mo. There he met his future wife, Mary Dorothy Pospishil, the daughter of Ed and Flore nce (Postel) Pospishil from Martelle, Iowa. On June 17, 1947, John and Mary were married and recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.

John and Mary moved to Cedar Rapids, where John was employed as a Master Carpenter, and eventually as a superintendent. In 1956, John and Mary moved to Marion and lived there for 54 years. They had 13 children, 27 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They were longtime members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion American Legion Post 298, and were active supporters of their children and grandchildren's activities. John and Mary lived at the Iowa Veterans Home since February 2007. John was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Eloise. Left to remember his gifts of life are his wife, Mary Dorothy; children, Terrance (Wanda) Godar of Pennsylvania, Catherine (Terry) Kauffman of Brattleboro, Vt., Maureen Godar of Hiawatha, Jane Godar (Mike) Kreiter of Overland Park, Kan., Ann (Joe) Nicholson of Cedar Rapids, Mark (Donna) Godar of Grinnell, Matthew (Margie) Godar of Houston, Texas, Theresa (Ken) Walton of Marshalltown, Luke Godar of Oskaloosa, Patrick (Cherie) Godar of Madison, Wis., Steve (Ann) Godar of Marion, Ed Godar of Marion and John (Colleen) Godar of Marion; brother, Fred (Betty) Godar of Florissant, Mo.; and sister, Ruth Schaberg of St. Charles, Mo. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 in memory of John. Please sign the online guest book for John at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

(Note: John Alfred was a World War II Veteran of the Army Air Forces. He was a Staff Sergeant. His Service Start Date: 28 Oct 1941. Service End Date: 28 Aug 1945. ---- Here are memories of John Alfred Godar written by his son Mark Godar - Memories of my Dad, John A. Godar 11/5/1919 – 12/9/2009 - As Dad's Favorite, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few words about him. I know many of my brothers and sisters think Terry is Dad's favorite, and he was, at first...but after having Terry, and then having four girls in a row, Dad was so relieved to get another boy that I became his new favorite, and have been ever since....(of course, that may have more to do with the morel mushrooms I've brought him over the years...and I am really going to miss sharing mushrooms with my Dad.) Everyone who knew my Dad even a little knew what a great man he was. Long before we knew he was a war hero, he was a hero to his Baker's Dozen children. My Dad came from a time where it was not the custom to show affection or heap lots of praise on children. So we didn't grow up with lots of hugs and compliments, but there was no shortage of love. And he certainly was popular with his grandkids-or any kids for that matter! They all seemed to know that my Dad could make a quarter disappear and reappear out of their ears, and that was just part of the magic he had with children. Some of the most common photos of my Dad are with kids sitting on him, (or him sitting on them!) in 'Grandpa's chair'. My Dad wasn't a man of a lot of words, but we learned pretty early to pay attention to the words he did say! Like, 'The Lord Helps Them That Help Themselves', and 'He Who Hesitates is Last' (often used at a buffet line!). And his advice has stood the test of time as I have tried to pass that same advice and wisdom to my children, and I look forward to seeing them pass it on to my grandchildren. Not to get too 'Lion King' here, but that is truly what the circle of life is all about. The best way to remember and honor my Dad is to remember the lessons he taught us, like working hard, and doing the best we can, and never stop learning because, even if we may never need it, it will never hurt us to have learned something new.

Speaking of lessons, my Dad never talked much about his WWII service, so until my sister Jane got Dad to let her publish his Diary, we didn't know too much about his service. But he did share a few stories, and they always seemed to have a moral. Like the one about the buddy who pulled a clip out of a .45 and then swung it around his finger while playing cards, and even pointing it at people. Then he pointed it at the ground and pulled the trigger and it went off! This was our lesson in always making sure the chamber is clear, and never to point a gun at something we didn't intend to shoot! Another lesson was the day he wrote in his diary that he would never forget, the one where saboteurs booby-trapped a load of bombs which exploded killing most of his crew. All I ever heard Dad say about that day was that the 'boys' as he called them, wanted to go swimming so they got in a hurry to unload the bombs and, against normal procedure, parked two truck load of bombs next to each other. Fortunately, only one was booby-trapped, but my Dad didn't know that when he drove the second truck away from the flames to keep it from exploding also! But my biggest lesson from that day is what Dad wrote in his Diary. His entry starts by saying, 'This is a bad day I shall never forget'. Now, when I think I am having a bad day, I stop and think about what my Dad went through, and things never seem quite so bad! Another lesson I got from Dad's Diary was that during four years of being overseas away from home during the War, he never missed mass or at least communion. Again, knowing that makes it pretty hard for me to say that it is 'too much trouble' to get to church! For all of these and hundreds of other lesson's he taught me over the years, I say thank you Dad and I love you. May you rest in well deserved peace.) - Mark

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John Alfred Godar's wife Mary Dorothy (Pospishil) Godar's obituary - Mary Dorothy (Pospishil) Godar, 85, formerly of Marion, died Friday, April 01, 2011, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. The family will greet friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion, where a vigil service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Mary was born April 1, 1926, the daughter of Ed and Florence M. (Postel) Pospishil in Martelle. She attended Mt. Mercy Academy in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in St. Louis, where she met her future husband, John Godar. They were married on June 17, 1947 in Lisbon, Iowa. Mary was a devoted wife and mother, and was a life-long volunteer. She and John spent many years coordinating funeral dinners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion, where they were longtime members. Survivors include 13 children, all of whom were her favorites: Terrance (Wanda) Godar of PA, Catherine (Terry) Kauffman of Brattleboro, VT, Maureen Godar of Hiawatha, Jane Godar (Mike) Kreiter of Overland Park, KS, Ann (Joe) Nicholson of Cedar Rapids, Mark (Donna) Godar of Grinnell, Matthew (Margie) Godar of Houston, TX, Theresa (Ken) Walton of Marshalltown, Luke Godar of Winthrop, Patrick (Cherie) Godar of Madison, WI, Steve (Ann) Godar of Marion, Ed Godar of Marion, and John (Colleen) Godar of Marion; 27 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents; and a brother, Terry Pospishil.

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(3aa) John Alfred and Nellie (Devine) Godar's daughter Ruth Isabel Godar was born Feb. 25, 1918 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Oct. 16, 2011 in Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. She married Robert F. Schaberg. He preceded her in death. Children of Robert and Ruth Isabel (Godar) Schaberg were-John Schaberg, Robert Schaberg, Dennis Schaberg, Bonnie (Schaberg) Winkeler, Anne (Schaberg) Strobel, and Tom Schaberg.

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Ruth Isabel (Godar) Schaberg's obituary - Schaberg, Ruth G., of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the age of 93. Loving wife of the late Robert F. Schaberg; beloved daughter of the late John A., Sr. and Nellie Godar; devoted mother of John (Billie) Schaberg, Robert Schaberg, Dennis (Laural) Schaberg, Bonnie (Al) Winkeler, Anne (Bill) Strobel and Tom (Susan) Schaberg; dear sister of Fred (Betty) Godar; cherished grandmother of 19, great-grandmother of 34 and great-great-grandmother of 1. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Elois Simon, John A. Godar, Jr., Agnes Godar, May Beth Godar, Kathleen Godar and Naomi Godar.

Ruth Godar Schaberg's Eulogy, October 21, 2011 - Ruth's favorite things: Reading, above all else, she loved reading all of her life. We are going to have a reading day in Mom's honor each year around her birthday - Feb. 25th Dancing – she did love to dance, after Dad died, there wasn't much opportunity Playing the piano – she could play by ear. She took lessons for about 6 weeks, but didn't like them, so she didn't continue. We always enjoyed hearing her play. Sometimes at the end of our parties, she would sneak quietly into the living room and start playing the piano, once we realized that she was playing, we would quietly go into the room one by one, no talking to disturb her, and just enjoy the music she made. Her Catholic faith - she had a very strong faith and relied on God to see her thru the hard times. All she ever wanted to be when she grew up was a mother – be careful what you ask for. When Dennis and I were born, she had four kids and the oldest was only 3 ½ and Dad traveled during the week, so he was home mostly on weekends. Four years later, she had Tom and Anne – now she had six kids and the oldest was 7 ½. We kids always had someone to play with i.e. board games, card games, outside etc. We learned at a young age, that if we spilt our milk when eating, we should just run. Inevitably, it was the day that Mom had just mopped the floor. We prayed the family rosary almost daily, which included the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was sometimes hard to stop playing outside in the evening, to come inside to pray. Dad had his first heart attack when he was 44, it probably should have killed him. Mom didn't drive at that time, she would take the bus to Jerseyville every day to go visit Dad in the hospital. Mom did have to learn to drive the truck and get her license to continue selling feed and delivering it to the farmers. With the three older boy's help, she was able to do that.

Our grandkids and even our spouses never had an opportunity to meet Dad so they don't know much about him, or about Mom and Dad's relationship. Especially after Dad's first heart attack, he seemed to enjoy life more, and laugh more. We have a picture of Dad pushing Mom on a swing. Before he left for work every day, he gave her some really great good-bye kisses. They had only 21 years together, but they seemed deeply in love for those years. At 51, Dad had another heart attack and died. Mom lived 46 years longer than Dad, almost to the day. It was a very hard time for all of us. Mom and us kids helped and supported each other. Mom didn't have a Missouri driver's license, but four of us kids could drive, so we provided transportation to Mom wherever she needed to go. She even turned to us for advice, including us in her decisions. When Dad died, Tom and Anne were in grade school, Dennis and I were in high school, and Robert and John were in college. Mom was told that she couldn't afford to keep her kids in college. I used to think that she should have asked me to not to college, because I was a girl and probably not going to support a family. She never did, she was just quietly in the background supporting us and keeping us together. All six of us graduated from college, and three of the kids have graduate degrees. As you could see from the video, Mom's family continued to grow and grow. She sometimes would say to me, "Look what you started", referring to all of my children and grandchildren. I would just say, "Excuse me?". After we were all married, Mom and Robert helped and supported each other. They had many years together. Robert took on more and more home duties as Mom aged. Mom was always eager for funny stories about the grandchildren and then the great grandchildren. My kids tried to keep me in stories so I could pass them on to Mom. In that way, of course, I got to hear the stories also Mom might have been the most contented person you could meet. She had no interest in material things.

At 89, she broke her hip, and had surgery to replace it. Then she had surgery to install a pacemaker. Then she got pneumonia and then a severe C-diff infection. All of this occurred from March to late May – she was transferred back and forth from the hospital and the nursing home. She prayed to be allowed to come home again, and once again her prayers were answered. Anne and John were both off work for the summer, so they came separately to stay with her and nurse her back to health with Robert's help. Mom no longer went to Mass on Sunday, but she continued to pray from home. She often prayed for a resolution to the world's problems which included starvation and abortion. Robert would bring Holy Communion home to her. The parish priests came to visit her sometimes and anoint her. She lived 41/2 more years at home. I guess Mom decided that she had done the best she could for all of us and now hopefully, we can stand on our own feet. We need to continue in her tradition and make her proud of us. The story for today is that some of the young kids were jealous of Grandma Ruth because she had pink glasses. Listen, can you hear it? Can you hear the music playing softly? They say there is beautiful music in heaven. Now just imagine Mom and Dad finally together again, dancing in heaven. Thanks, Bonnie

Grandma Ruth petitions: *For all who are traveling, that they may have safe journeys, let us pray to the Lord. *For all those in danger, or whose work is dangerous, that they may be safe, let us pray to the Lord. *For all those affected by war, or terrorism, or disease, or disaster, that God may be with them to protect and heal them, let us pray to the Lord. *For all those who are hungry, or who do not have good shelter or clean water, let us pray to the Lord. *For all those who are looking for work, that the Holy Spirit will guide them in finding ways to use their talents and to provide for their families, let us pray to the Lord. *In thanksgiving for all the great gifts God has given us, and that we may use those gifts to help others, let us pray to the Lord. *For peace and cooperation and goodwill throughout the world, let us pray to the Lord. *For all who mourn, that they may be comforted, let us pray to the Lord. *For Ruth, and for all who have died, that they may rest in the blessed, holy, and happy peace of God, let us pray to the Lord.

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(6a) Julia Elizabeth (Godar) Gotway (daughter of John Leopold "Paul" Godar and Mary Amanda (DeGerlia) Godar) was born Oct. 30, 1875 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Jun. 24, 1949 in Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri. The daughter of John Leopold "Paul" Godar and Mary Amanda DeGerlia, Julia married Peter Abraham Gotway on 27 Apr 1897 in Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a farmer, and they were the parents of 3 children. Julia died of heart failure at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. At the time of her death, she was 73 years, 7 months and 25 days old. She was survived by her husband, Peter, who passed away in 1957. Julia was buried next to a granddaughter, Julia Ann Pranger, who died in infancy. Children: 3 daughters. Mother of: Blanche Theresa (Gotway) Pranger Green, Beulah Elizabeth (Gotway) Simon, and Pauline W. (Gotway) Dunsworth.

(2) Alfred Nicolas Godar, son of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier, was born Nov 24, 1836 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died 1915. He married Otillie C.L. Mielke on Apr 22, 1867. She was born June 26, 1850, and died May 27, 1896. Her burial was in Hardin Cemetery, Calhoun Co., IL. Children of Alfred Nicolas Godar and Otillie C.L. Mielke were-Caroline Seraphine Ottilia Godar born Sep 13, 1868, died date unknown, married James A. Linkogle Oct 17, 1888 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Mary H. Godar born Dec 15, 1873, died date unknown, married John H. Smith Feb 28, 1892 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Mary Elizabeth Godar born July 16, 1878 in Calhoun Co., IL, died July 24, 1916, married John Stelbrink Feb 19, 1895 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL; and Bertha Lena Godar born July 03, 1887 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died date unknown, married Joseph Kinman Nov 10, 1903.

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(1a) Caroline Seraphine Ottilia Godar born Sep 13, 1868, died date unknown, daughter of Alford Nicolas Godar and Ottilie C. L. Mielke, married James A. Linkogle on 17 Oct 1888 at Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. James A. Linkogle was born Aug 1861, and died Oct 1932. James was a wagon maker and blacksmith. James A. Linkogle, son of John A. Linkogle and Mary Elizabeth Grether, was born in Aug 1861 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. He lived with his parents, Mary and John, in 1880 in Otterville, Jersey Co., IL census. His father was born in Prussia and his mother in MO. Seraphine and James A. Linkogle lived in 1930 in Huntington Park, Los Angeles County, California. Residing with them were, their children Romeo and Alfred. James died in Oct 1932 in Los Angeles County, California, at age 71. Children of James A. Linkogle and Seraphine Ottilia Godar were-Lora Linkogle born 29 Feb 1888, died Jul 1976; Elise Marie Linkogle born 20 Oct 1896, died 20 Jul 1976; Romeo P. Linkogle born Feb 1900, died 28 Nov 1965; and Alfred Joseph Linkogle born 13 Oct 1903, died 7 Apr 1938.

(3) Marie M. Seraphine Godar, daughter of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier, was born Feb 28, 1841 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died Sep 06, 1918 in Calhoun Co., IL. She married 1st Victor Pregaldin. She married 2nd Frederick DeGerlia on Nov 05, 1857 in Calhoun Co., IL. Child of Marie M. Seraphine Godar and Victor Pregaldin was-Anton J. Pregaldin born October 08, 1866 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Dec 18, 1933 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, married Louisa J. Breden Jun 25 1889 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL. Children of Marie M. Seraphine Godar and Frederick DeGerlia were-Helene DeGerlia born Sep 15, 1859 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Sep 14, 1939 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Antoine Miller Jan 27, 1881; Mary E. DeGerlia born Feb 28, 1861 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Jan 05, 1898 in Calhoun Co., IL, married 1st James LaMar Dec 29, 1881, married 2nd Charles LaMar Jun 2, 1885 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL; and a Son DeGerlia born 1862, Calhoun Co., IL, died 1862, Calhoun Co., IL.

(4) Marie Claude Josephine Godar, daughter of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier, was born Oct 23, 1843 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died Nov 24, 1922 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL. She married William Carpunky on Feb 27, 1862 in Calhoun Co., IL. Children of Marie Claude Josephine Godar and William Carpunky were-Frederick Carpunky born Nov 30, 1862 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 04, 1940 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; Marie Carpunky, died 1921; Louis Carpunky, died 1921, married Sophia Walz; Seraphine Carpunky born Sep 16, 1867 in Calhoun Co., IL, died July 30, 1921 in Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL, married Arthur F. Park Apr 2, 1890; Cyrene Carpunky, died date unknown, married a Campbell; Sarah Carpunky, died Abt. 1937, married 1st Isaac Moore, married 2nd a Tillery; Ella Carpunky born July 23, 1885 in Jersey Co., IL, died July 26, 1972 in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL; Zipprian Carpunky born Aug 22, 1877 on Calhoun Co., IL, died Sep 08, 1963 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Letitia Rush Sep 5, 1905 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL; James Edward Carpunky born Mar 18, 1879 in Jersey Co., IL, died July 12, 1963 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, married Evah Ethel Green; and William W. Carpunky born Oct 12, 1886 in Jersey Co., IL, died Oct 11, 1978 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, married 1st Althea Mathilda Bennett Apr 1907, married 2nd Minnie Clendenny.

(5) Francis Leon Godar, son of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier, was born Nov 04, 1847 in Semsales, Switzerland, and died Aug 11, 1934 in Alton, madison Co., IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Nancy Marie Carpunky on Mar 16, 1874. She was born in 1840, and died Dec 7, 1909 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Children of Francis Leon Godar and Nancy Marie Carpunky were-Henry Godar born 1875, died date unknown, married 1st Olive May Green Aug 25, 1892 in Jersey Co., IL, married 2nd Lora Johnson Myers in 1938; Leon Godar born in 1877, died Nov 07, 1910 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, married Hattie May Sandifer; Elizabeth Godar born July 1874, died 1962, married William Sanders; Louis Godar born Apr 14, 1883 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co., IL, died May 09, 1969 in Jerseyville, Jersey Co. IL, married Carrie Witte.

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(1a) Francis Leon Godar and Nancy Marie (Carpunky) Godar's son Henry Godar was born in 1875, and died 7 Jun 1948 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married 1st Olive M. Green Aug 25, 1892 in Jersey Co., IL. She died 15 Nov 1936 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Henry Godar married 2nd Lora Johnson Myers in 1938. Children of Henry Godar and his 1st wife Olive M. Green were-Henry Lester Godar born 28 Oct 1892, died 16 Nov 1918, married Lucy J. Goepper; Edith Ethel Godar was born abt. 1900, and died 18 Feb 1914 in Jersey Co., IL; and William Floyd Godar, married Nettie A. Miller Apr 26, 1914 in Jersey Co., IL.

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(1aa) Henry and Olive (Green) Godar's daughter Edith Ethel Godar was born abt. 1900, and died 18 Feb 1914 in Jersey Co., IL. She was age 14. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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Henry and Olive (Green) Godar's daughter Edith Ethel Godar's obituary article - Edith Ethel Godar, 14, daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry Godar, died and funeral held at Baptist church. Rev J R Reynolds. Among those from afar attending the funeral, was ?? ------ ------ of Dow, who in spite of all warnings came per buggy, holding her 3 week old baby closely wrapped in warm clothing in her arms. 2 miles from Jerseyville the young mother took a look at the babe and found it safe; still, when the house of mourning was reached and the little one taken out of the wraps, the spark of life had escaped. The coroner, Dr N F Bray, held the inquest, impaneling: Clyde Cope, Charles Guber (Gubser??), James Heter, Harry E Weller and Rudolph and John Green as the jury. They returned a verdict of suffocation. The babe was buried beside the grave of Miss Edith Ethel Godar.

(Note: I believe the baby mentioned who died in the obituary article above was the child of Henry and Olive (Green) Godar's son Henry Lester Godar and his wife Lucy. The baby died while they were attending the funeral for the death of Henry Lester Godar's sister Edith who died at age 14, and the baby was buried in a grave beside Edith.

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(2aa) Henry and Olive (Green) Godar's son Henry Lester Godar was born 28 Oct 1892, and died 16 Nov 1918. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lucy Josephine Goepper Sep 1, 1912 in Jersey Co., IL. They had a child who died in infancy Feb 19, 1914, and another child Geraldine. Lucy remarried after Henry Lester Godar's death to Thomas Arter Oct 8, 1920 in Jersey Co., IL.

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Henry and Olive Green Godar's son Henry Lester Godar's obituary - Henry Lester Godar, 26, died at home on E Arch Jerseyville of the flu. Private services from home. Rev Joe Jenkins, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He leaves his wife and 1 child.

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(3aa) Henry and Olive (Green) Godar's son William Floyd Godar, married Nettie A. Miller Apr 26, 1914 in Jersey Co., IL. Children of William Floyd Godar and Nettie A. Miller were-Alma Irene Godar, Cletus T. Godar, and Lester Godar.

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(1aaaa) William Floyd Godar and Nettie A. (Miller) Godar's grandson and their son Cletus T. Godar and his wife Eileen (Klunk) Godar's son Cletus W. Godar's obituary - Cletus W. Godar, 74, died at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Born on May 26, 1938, in Michael, he was the son of the late Cletus T. and Eileen (Klunk) Godar. He married Mary Lou (Menke) Godar on Feb. 5, 1966, in Brussels, and she survives. He retired as a laborer at Laclede Steel in Alton. An army veteran, he was also an orchardist and farmer. Survivors in addition to his wife, are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Webster of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin, two great-grandchildren, Austin and Blake; a brother, Frank (Peg) Godar of Hardin, and a sister, Betty Brown of Hardin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Cletus J. Godar. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Brussels. Memorials may be to a charity on one's choice.

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(2a) Francis Leon Godar and Nancy Marie (Carpunky) Godar's son Leon Godar Jr. was born in 1877, and died 7 Nov 1910 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Hattie May Sandifer. She died 9 Nov 1951. They were both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jersey Co., IL. Children of Leon Godar Jr. and Hattie May Sandifer were-Elmer Godar, died 4 Dec 1926 (age 25); and Elan K. Godar died 18 Jul 1974.

(6) Francis Louis Godar, son of Jean (John) Gauderd (Godar) and Marie Madeleine Pasquier, was born Aug 26, 1850 in Semsales, Fribourg Canton, Switzerland, and died July 22, 1935 in Eureka, MO. During the last 5 months of his life, Louis was a patient at St. Joseph's Infirmary in Eureka, St. Louis County, Missouri. He died of pneumonia in nearby Jefferson County at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 28 days. Burial: Saint Norberts Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. Louis married Elizabeth Miller on 15 Dec 1874 in Calhoun County, Illinois. Elizabeth was born Nov. 8, 1856 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died May 1, 1927 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. Elizabeth was the daughter of a French immigrant named August Miller and Eleanora "Lenorah" LaMar Seymour of Illinois. Louis was a farmer, and he and Elizabeth were the parents of 14 children. Louis was buried next to his wife, Elizabeth, who passed away in 1927. Children of Francis Louis Godar and Elizabeth (Miller) Godar were-Paul Godar born Nov 15, 1875 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Jan 13, 1957 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Eleanor Susie Godar born Nov 28, 1876 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Jan 23, 1964 in St. Louis, MO, married Edmund J. Corbett Apr 17, 1911 in St. Louis, MO; Dennis Godar born Jan 25, 1878 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, died June 22, 1954 in Lawndale, CA, married 1st Clara Mielke Nov 12, 1902 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL, married 2nd Magdalene Walthers Nov 21 1921 in Belleville, IL; Ellen Godar born Dec 1880 in Calhoun Co., IL, died August 24, 1881 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL; Antone Godar born June 17, 1879 in Calhoun Co., IL, died June 23, 1912 in Cle Elum, WA; Son Godar born Mar 11, 1881 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Mar 21, 1881 on Calhoun Co., IL; Joseph Godar born June 02, 1882 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 03, 1961 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married 1st Helene May Schneider May 8, 1911 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL, married 2nd Henrietta Miller in 1920 in St. Louis, MO; August Godar born Aug 17, 1884 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 27, 1961 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Alta Mae Humphrey Aug 27, 1918 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; Andrew Jackson Godar born June 24, 1886 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 23, 1968 in Bolivia, NY, married Margaret Wilson May 4, 1920; Rose B. Godar born Mar 15, 1888 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Aug 25, 1957 in St. Louis, MO; Charles Godar born Sep 28, 1890 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Jan 12, 1974 in St. Louis, MO, married Olive E. Hoagland; Louis Ciprian Godar born Mar 09, 1894 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Sep 06, 1969 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married 1st Mary Viola Smith Sep 7, 1915 in Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, married 2nd Marie Frances Narup; Edmund T. Godar born July 12, 1896 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 01, 1937 in St. Louis, MO, married Cora Carpenter Nov 15, 1927; and Archibald J. Godar born Oct 1898 in Calhoun Co., IL, died May 28, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, married Hazel (maiden name unknown).

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(1a) Francis Louis Godar and Elizabeth (Miller) Godar's son August Godar was born Aug 17, 1884 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died Feb 27, 1961 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He married Alta Mae Humphrey Aug 27, 1918 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Children of August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar were-David N. Godar born Nov. 8, 1927, in Calhoun Co., IL, died Mar 25, 2008 in Jersey Co., IL, married Marcella Ann McNelly May 5, 1973, in Hardin, IL; Robert Godar; Julia Rose Godar; Dorothy (Beth) Godar, Marie Godar; Jerome Godar; and William (Billy Joe) Godar, married Henritta J. Mueller.

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(1aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's son David N. Godar's obituary - David N. Godar, 80, died at 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Calhoun County to August and Alta (Humphry) Godar. He married the former Marcella Ann McNelly on May 5, 1973, in Hardin. She died Dec. 21, 2005. He had worked at Owens-Illinois Glass, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus 9417 and St. Norbert's Catholic Church, all in Hardin.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, in addition to Tony and Beth Godar of Hardin; one brother, Robert and Angie Godar of Glenwood, Ind.; two sisters, Julia Rose Kinder and Dorothy (Beth) Arnold, both residents of Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marie Willis; and two brothers, Jerome and William (Billy Joe) Godar. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church. Father Bill Kessler will officiate. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Norbert's Catholic Church or Presbyterian Church, both in Hardin.

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David Godar's wife Marcella A. (McNelly) Godar's obituary - Marcella A. Godar, 75, died at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Belleview, Ill., to Rinnie and Lucy A. (Jones) McNelly. She married David N. Godar on May 5, 1973, in Hardin. He survives. She had worked at the Bank of Calhoun County in Hardin, where she held many positions for over 40 years before retiring. She was a member of the Hardin Presbyterian Church, secretary of the American Cancer Society Calhoun Chapter and a member of the Calhoun Red Hat Ladies.

In addition to her husband, survivors include one brother, Norman McNelly of Pittsfield; one sister, Jean Ogden of Alhambra; a nephew, Jim McNelly of Pittsfield; and numerous other nephews and nieces. Her parents and three brothers, Owen, Willard and Odell McNelly, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. The Rev. Paul D. Frazier will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hardin Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery, Hardin. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Church of Hardin or the American Cancer Society.

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(2aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's son William Joseph "B.J." Godar's obituary - William Joseph "B.J." Godar; b. 31 Dec 1932, Hardin, IL; d. 6 Aug 1986, Alton, IL; bu.: St. Norbert's Cem., Hardin, IL; resident of Hardin; Fa.: August Godar; Mo.: Alta Mae Humphrey; Survived by three sisters; Marie Willis of Carrollton, Julia Rose Kinder of Golden Eagle and Beth Arnold of Grafton; and three brothers; Robert E. Godar of Glenwood, IN and Jerome A. Godar and David N. Godar, both of Hardin.

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(3aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's daughter Marie I. (Godar) Willis's obituary - Marie I. Willis, 83, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at her residence. She was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Hardin to the late August and Alta Humphrey Godar. She married Gene Willis in St. Charles, Mo., on June 27, 1942. He died Sept. 29, 1996. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America Court of St. Joan, both in Carrollton. Her door was always open and a pot of coffee was always on. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol (husband, Harold) Becker of Normal, Cathy (husband, David) Williams-Hobold of Carrollton, Liz (husband, Eric) Ivers of Jerseyville, Barb (husband, Gary) Simpson of Fieldon; nine grandchildren, Jeff, Doug and Steve Becker, Matt Williams, Natasha Foiles, Jason and Luke Ivers, Todd and Kristy Simpson; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Kinder of Golden Eagle and Beth Arnold of Jerseyville; three brothers, Jerome Godar of Hardin, Robert Godar of Glenwood, Ind., and David Godar of Hardin. In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Billy Godar, preceded her in death. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a 6 p.m. prayer service. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens at Eldred. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County or a church of your choice.

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(4aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's daughter Julia Rose "Judy" (Godar) Kinder's obituary - Julia Rose ‘Judy’ Kinder, 88, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. in Hardin. Born Oct. 28, 1925, in Hardin, the daughter of the late August and Alta (Humphrey) Godar. He married James F. Kinder Oct. 6, 1951, in Calhoun County and he died April 12, 2003. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brussels. Survivors include two sons, Mike (Karen) Kinder of Meppen and Tony (Beth) Godar of Hardin; a daughter, Trish (Fred) Jones of St. Charles, Mo.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; husband; and four brothers, Robert, Jerome, David and Billie Joe Godar; two sisters, Beth Arnold and Marie Willis. Visitation: 5-8 pm Sunday Nov. 3, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Brussels with a prayer service that evening. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Meppen. Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brussels. Memorials may be made to Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. activity fund.

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(5aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's son Jerome A. Godar's obituary - Jerome A. Godar was born Jun. 4, 1924 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Dec. 16, 2003 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. The son of August Godar and Alta Mae Humphrey, Jerome served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a tec 5 when he received his discharge from the service. Jerome married Mrs. Regina (nee Dobson) Cox on 29 Sep 1959 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois. She was the mother of 1 child, Sherrie Ann Cox, from her first marriage. Jerome worked for Laclede Steel Company, and the family lived in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. He was also a farmer. He was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin and also belonged to the Brussels American Legion. Regina and Sherrie Ann were involved in a tragic car accident in Jersey County, Illinois on 13 Feb 1961. Regina lost control of the car, sideswiped a truck, went off the road and hit a tree. Regina died of her injuries at Jersey Community Hospital 3 hours later. She was 23-years-old at the time of her death. 4-year-old Sherrie Ann was severely injured and was taken to Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where she passed away 2 days later. Regina was survived by Jerome and their 5-month-old baby, Tony. Children from first marriage: 1 step-daughter, 1 son.

Jerome married Mrs. Freda "Nadeen" (nee Charlton) Ferguson on 26 Jan 1972 in Hardin. She was a waitress and also worked as an EMT for the Calhoun Ambulance Service. Children from second marriage: None. At the time of his death at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerome was 79 years, 6 months and 12 days old. He was buried next to his first wife, Regina, and their daughter, Sherrie Ann. Jerome was survived by his second wife, Nadeen; 1 son, Tony, and 1 daughter-in-law; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Robert of Indiana and David of Hardin; 2 sisters, Julia Kinder of Golden Eagle, and Beth Arnold of Jerseyville; and 2 sisters-in-law. In addition to his first wife and parents, Jerome was preceded in death by 1 brother, Billy Joe Godar; 1 sister, Marie Willis; and 1 step-daughter, Sherrie Ann Cox. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on 19 Dec 2003 at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. A prayer service took place that evening. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. the following morning at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Burial followed with full military rites. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or to St. Norbert Cemetery in Hardin. Nadeen passed away in 2006 and was buried next to him.

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(6aa) August and Alta Mae (Humphrey) Godar's son Robert E. Godar's obituary - Robert E. Godar 91, of Glenwood passed away Sept. 30, 2010 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born June 5, 1919 in Hardin, IL. He was the son of the late August & Alta (Humphry) Godar. He married Angela (Herbert) Godar May 2, 1951 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville. Bob graduated Calhoun High School in Hardin, IL. Following graduation he worked for Yates hauling produce, Bell Telephone Company, Orlin Fertilizer (Monsanto) in St. Louis, and drove delivery truck for Meckes. He was lifelong farmer in Rush and Fayette counties. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII in 1941. He was a Tech Sergeant, (Radar Tech) on the B-24. He also was a recipient of a Presidential Award that only 15 servicemen out of 240 were awarded. He served overseas and was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning from the Army Air Corps, he went to GI School for four years with a degree in Agriculture. He served as Orange Trustee 1978-1979 and was on the Fayette County School Board from 1979-1988, and served as president for two terms. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville. He was also a former member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, the former Angela Herbert Godar of Glenwood; Eight sons and their spouses, Tom Godar & fiancé (Lavita Huffmeyer) of Napoleon, IN, Bob Godar Jr.& companion (Debbie Dyer), Daniel & Mary (Geis)Godar, David Godar all of Glenwood, IN, Mike Godar of Mays, IN, Mark & Cindy (Fields) Godar of Terre Haute, IN. James Godar, Richard & Connie (Fitzpatrick) Godar, all of Connersville, IN. Nine daughters and their spouses; Mary (Dave) Ball of Greenfield, IN, Julia (Mike) Copley of Lafayette, IN, Betty Chapman of Houston, TX, Linda (Tom) Meyer of Rensslaer, IN, Cindy (Mark) Lunsford of Cambridge City, IN, Susie (Rich) Owen, Cathy (Joe) McDivitt, Rita Boehme & fiancé (Mike Adams), Debbie ( Brian) Carsey all of Connersville, IN. 39 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Sisters: Julia Kinder and Beth Arnold of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marie Willis; three brothers: Jerome, David, and William “Billy Joe” Godar; two sister-in-laws Nadine and Marcella; three brother-in-laws Jim Kinder, Gene Willis, and Vincent Arnold; a grandson Spencer Godar; a granddaughter Michele Uphaus, and son-in-law Dan Hamilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Monday Oct. 4, 2010 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Rev. William Turner officiating. Friends may call 2 to 8pm Sunday Oct. 3, 2010 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rosary recited at 7:30pm. Burial will be at Rushville’s Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Mary’s School in Rushville or St. Gabriel’s School in Connersville, IN The Robert Godar family wishes to extend it thanks to all the caregivers and Hospice workers for the care of Bob and his family.

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(2a) Francis Louis Godar and Elizabeth (Miller) Godar's son Joseph Godar born June 02, 1882 in Calhoun Co., IL, died Feb 03, 1961 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married 1st Helene May Schneider May 8, 1911 in Michael, Calhoun Co., IL, born 1888, died 1912, married 2nd Henrietta Miller (or Mueller) in 1920 in St. Louis, MO. She died 12 Mar 1988, White Hall, IL.

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Joseph Godar's 1st wife Helene/Helen (Lena) May Schneider (daughter of John T. Schneider and Catherine (Kate) Ewen) was born 21 Feb 1888 in Calhoun Co., IL, and died 05 Sep 1912 in Calhoun Co., IL. She married Joseph Godar on 08 May 1911 in St. Norbert's Church, Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL, son of Louis Godar and Elizabeth Miller. Child of Helen (Lena) Schneider and Joseph Godar was-Florine Catherine Godar, born 02 Aug 1912, Calhoun Co., IL.

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Joseph Godar's 2nd wife Henrietta J. (Mueller) Godar's obituary - Henrietta J. (Mueller) Godar; b. 26 Dec 1895, St. Louis, MO; d. 12 Mar 1988, White Hall, IL; bu.: Kane Cem., Kane, IL; M. Joseph Godar on 10 May 1920 in St. Louis, MO, he preceded her in death; Fa.: Henry F. Mueller; Mo.: Kathryn Bougard; Survived by two granddaughters: Joyce Keehart of Roodhouse and Lisa Roberts of White Hall; and two great-grandchildren; Preceded by a daughter: Martha Young; six sisters; and a brother.

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(1aa) Joseph and Helene/Helen (Lena) May (Schneider) Godar's daughter Florine Catherine Godar, was born 02 Aug 1912, Calhoun Co., IL, and died 30 Nov. 1996. She was buried at Saint Michael's Cemetery, Michael, Calhoun Co., IL. She married Joseph Becker (1907-1990). Children of Joseph and Florine Catherine (Godar) Becker were-Vincent J. Becker, Aloys Becker, Sarah Jane Becker, and Norman Becker.

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(1aaa) Joseph and Florine Catherine (Godar) Becker's son Vincent J. Becker's obituary - MICHAEL, ILL. - Vincent J. Becker, 78, died at 10:20 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at De Pere Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born June 28, 1936, in Michael, Ill., son of the late Joseph and Florine (Godar) Becker. He was a retired Laclede Steel laborer; working there for over 33 years. He then worked for Richter Fertilizer for over 21 years, and was a US Army Veteran. He was also a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Michael and the American Legion. Vince loved spending time with his family. He loved gardening and his dog 'Buddy Joe'. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen S. and Brian Ward of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, Rachel Ward and fiancé David Groves, Lauren and Trevor Ward; a sister, Sarah Jane (Ralph) Funk of Batchtown; a sister-in-law, Violet Becker of Michael; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Aloys and Norman Becker. Visitation: 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Prayer Service at 5 p.m. that evening. Funeral mass at10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Michael. Fr. Don Roberts officiating. Burial: St. Michael's Cemetery in Michael. Memorials: Alternative Hospice, Heartland Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Frederick Devening

Frederick Devening was born at Essen, Germany, April 10, 1834. He landed in New Orleans in 1853, then went to Burlington, IA. From there he went to Silver Creek in Calhoun County, then to Greene County and then to Jersey County in 1871. Frederick Devening, 84, died 7-7-1914 at his home northwest of Fieldon. Rev. Wilson conducted services with burial in Gunterman cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

He married Mary Rebecca (Thurston) Devening on September 28, 1861. She was the daughter of James and Ann (Collard) Thurston. She was born 4-28-1844 and died 9-24-1928 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Gunterman cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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The obituary of Frederick Devening - Frederick Devening - Died 1914. Frederick Devening, 84, died at his home northwest of Fieldon. Rev. Wilson conducted services with burial in Gunterman cemetery. He was born at Essen, Germany, April 10, 1834. He landed in New Orleans in 1853, then went to Burlington, IA. From there he went to Silver Creek in Calhoun County, then to Greene County and then to Jersey County in 1871. He married Mary R. (Thurston) Devening on September 28, 1861. They were parents of 9 children - 7 boys & 2 girls. He leaves his widow, 6 children and 16 g-grandchildren.

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Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening were parents of 9 children - 7 boys & 2 girls. The children of Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening were-George Devening, James W. Devening, Lee Devening, William Frederick Devening, Henry C. Devening, Anna Devening, Philip Devening, Margaret Devening, and Edward Devening.

(1) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son George Devening was born 8-23-1880, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 1-10-1936 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lena Weisner 2-10-1903 in Jersey County, IL. Lena Weisner was born in 1883 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died in 1943 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of William and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner. George and Lena (Weisner) Devening had a son Pearl Devening.

(Note: George Devening's wife Lena (Weisner) Devening was an aunt to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall and my grandfather Charles Kraushaar's half sister.)

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(1a) George and Lena (Weisner) Devening's son Pearl Devening was born in Jersey County September 30, 1906. He was found dead at his farm home by a neighbor on June 6, 1968. His wife Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening was a patient at Green Lawn Nursing Home in Jerseyville at the time and he had been living alone. Pearl Devening's burial was in Gunterman Cemetery in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Agnes Bernice Goshorn born May 4, 1908 in Bluffdale, IL, the daughter of Nicholas & Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. She died June 22, 1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Her burial was in Gunterman Cemetery in Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening had 3 children-Charles Devening, Lena Devening, and Joan Devening.

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George and Lena (Weisner) Devening's son Pearl Devening's obituary - Pearl Devening, 61 years, 8 months, 6 days, a farmer of the Fieldon area, was found dead at his home by a neighbor on June 6, 1968. Mr Devening's wife is a patient at Green Lawn Nursing Home in Jerseyville and he had been living alone. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd, former pastor of Christ United Church of Christ in Fieldon, officiated and burial was in Gunterman cemetery in Richwood Township.

Mr Devening was a son of the late George & Lena (Weisner) Devening, and was born in Jersey County September 30, 1906. Surviving are his wife, 1 son, sgt Charles J. Devening of Fayetteville, NC; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Paul W. Long, of Route 4, Jerseyville, and 10 grandchildren.

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Pearl Devening's wife Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's obituary - Agnes Bernice Devening, 66, of Fieldon died June 22, 1974 at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Born May 4, 1908 in Bluffdale she was the daughter of Nicholas & Gertrude (Combes) Goshorn. Her husband Pearl Devening died in 1968. Visitation and funeral were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Leonard Todd officiated. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery. Survivors are 1 son, Charles Devening of Tacoma, Washington; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry (Lena) Goeman of Fieldon and Mrs. Terry (Joan) Irvin of Centralia; 12 grandchilddren; 8 g-grandchildren and 1 brother William Goshorn of Summerville, SC. Her parents, husband, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death.

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(Note: Agnes (Goshorn) Devening's brother James Goshorn married Kathryn Kraushaar. Kathryn (Kraushaar) Goshorn was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father Joseph Kraushaar was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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(1aa) Pearl and Agnes Bernice (Goshorn) Devening's daughter Lena (Devening) Goeman's husband Henry Goeman's obituary - Henry Goeman, 89, died unexpectedly at 7:41 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1917, in English Township, the son of Henry and Dora (Hetzel) Goeman. He married the former Lena G. Devening on Oct. 13, 1940, in Elsberry, Mo. They shared nearly 59 years together before her death on June 7, 1999. He was raised on the same farm he currently resided on and farmed his entire life, as well as operated Goeman Trucking. Agriculture was important to him, as he was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, Jersey County Fair Board for many years, serving as the tractor pull supervisor for 25 years, and an original organizer of the former Fieldon Booster Club.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Frazer and Bernice and Ronald Guilander, all of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Rhonda and Kerry Hall of Kane, Jeff and Donna Guilander of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren, Kourtnee, Kurt and Khloee Hall, and Ronnie and Christopher Guilander. In addition to his wife, his parents; a son-in-law, George Frazer; and a sister, Catherine Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where he was a longtime member, or the Jersey County Health Department.

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