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Michael Lee McNish

Michael Lee McNish was born March 21, 1872 in Grainger Co., TN, and died February 15, 1930 in Diggins, Webster Co., MO. He was a son of Daniel McNish and Nancy E. Dyer. His father Daniel McNish wasw born Aug. 23, 1839, and died Apr. 8, 1872. Burial: Dyer Family Cemetery, Shiloh, Grainger County, Tennessee. He was a Soldier in the Civil War in Co F. 1st Tenn. Cavalry. He also had another son Henry Rupert McNish (1870 - 1939) who was a brother to Michael Lee McNish. Michael Lee McNish married Martha Elizabeth Owens January 24, 1898 in TN. She was born August 11, 1879 in Knox Co., TN, and died April 15, 1953 in Diggins, Webster Co., MO. Her parents were David Tilson Owens born 4 Feb 1842 in VA, died 10 Feb 1930 in Diggins, Webster Co., MO, and Margaret Isabelle Annie Brabson born 19 Jan 1855 in Grainger Co. TN, died 13 Oct 1923 in Diggins, Webster Co., MO. Children of Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish were-Ruth Josephine McNish born 3-22-1911 in MO, died 8-5-1974 in St. Louis, MO, married Jasper Westfall; Mary Maude McNish born 2-22-1905 in TN, died 9-9-1978, married 1st to Frank Carter, married 2nd Alonzo Andrew Uchtman, married 3rd George Dodson Winters; William Walter (Bill) McNish born 3-4-1919, died 12-21-1972; Harvey Allen (Doc) McNish; born 9-12-1902, died 2-9-1979; Wilse H. McNish was born Jan. 1, 1917, and died Jan. 13, 2004; Jessie Lee (Emilie) McNish born 10-16-1900, died 12-8-1978, married Andrew Andrews; David Daniel McNish born 12-18-1898, and died 2-6-1953, married Rosie Bell Cantrell; Laura Bell McNish born 1-28-1907, died 3-30-1963, married William Woodrow Cook (1896 - 1971).

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Michael Lee McNish's brother Henry Rupert McNish was born Jan. 1, 1870 in Grainger County, Tennessee, and died Jan. 22, 1939 in Titus County, Texas. Burial: White Oak Springs Cemetery, Titus County, Texas. He was a son of Daniel R. McNish and Nancy E. (Dyer) McNish. He married Rosa Arbelia Gilmore (1872 - 1955), and they had these children-George Daniel McNish (1893 - 1983); Ella Blanche McNish Carrington (1895 - 1979); Henry Lee McNish (1901 - 1986); Katie Mae McNish Combs (1904 - 1994); Ernest Clinton McNish (1907 - 1997); and R. T, McNish (1912 - 1992).

(1) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's daughter Ruth Josephine McNish was born March 22, 1911 in Missouri. She passed away at the age of 63 at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis on Aug. 5, 1974. Her interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

She married Jasper Westfall, the son of Jasper and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall. He was born April 13, 1907 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 10-19-1997 in Alton, Madison County, IL. His interment was in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, IL. Jasper Westfall farmed in the Fieldon, IL area.

(Note: Ruth Josephine (McNish) Westfall was my aunt. Her husband Jasper Westfall was my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's brother and my uncle).

Before her marriage to Uncle Jasper, Ruth McNish was married to Milton Orin Reed Jr., and they had a daughter Mona Marie Reed born 12-21-1927. Orin died soon after they were married. Marie married James Webb, and they had a son James Webb. Marie died 10-14-1946 at age 18 in childbirth. She is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.)

(Mona Marie (Reed) Webb's obituary - Mrs. Marie Webb died in Carlinville, Illinois Monday, October 14, 1946, at 6 p.m. She was the beloved wife of James Webb, aged 18 years, 9 months, and 13 days. Funeral from the Gubser Funeral Home, Thursday, October 17, at two o'clock p.m. with Dorothy Russell officiating. Interment in Grimes Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gubser Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.)

(Mona Marie (Reed) Webb's husband James Webb's obituary - JAMES WEBB - WOOD RIVER - James Tyler Webb, 73, died at 3:26 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at Wood River Township Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Kelland, KY, he was a son of the late Henry and Hester Ann (Matney) Webb. He was employed as a laborer at Laclede Steel. His first wife, the former Mona Marie Reed, died Oct. 14, 1946. He later married Zelda Bailey. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, James Webb of Green Bay, WI and Larry Webb of Lake Village, IN; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Sara Christian of MO, Tereisa McCuiation of Bridgeview and Ernestine Wayman of Medora. A daughter preceeded him in death. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Mike Mohr officiating. Burial will follow.)

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Ruth Josephine (McNish) Westfall's obituary - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Josephine Westfall of 636 Oakwood Ave., in Alton were conducted bt Reverand Dorcie Hill at the Healing Waters Temple Aug. 7. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She passed away at the age of 63 at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis on Aug. 5, 1974. She was born March 22, 1911 in Missouri, the daughter of Michael McNish (mother's name unknown). Survivors include her husband Jasper Westfall; two brothers, Allen McNish and Weltz NcNish of Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Emilie) Andrews of Kansas and Mrs. Maude Winters of Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, a daughter, a son and one granddaughter.

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Ruth Josephine (McNish) Westfall's husband Jasper Westfall's obituary - Jasper Westfall died Oct. 19, 1997 at Saint Anthonys Health Center in Alton. Born April 13, 1907 in Fieldon, he was a son of the late Jasper and Frances McCaulley Westfall. He was a self-employed farmer in the Fieldon area until he retired. He married the former Helen Ruckman Bailey on June 23, 1975, in Bethalto. She survives. Also surviving are a stepson and his wife, Jack and Norma Bailey of Bethalto; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Matthew Westfall and Jasper Westfall Jr; two sisters, Laura Coleman and Anna Griffin, and three brothers, Lonnie Westfall, Edward Westfall and Floyd Westfall preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Willard Meyer will conduct services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Alton where Westfall was a member. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.

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Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall had 3 sons Jasper Westfall Jr. and Matthew Westfall, and Charles Lee Westfall.

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(1a) Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. was born July 12, 1930 in Jersey County, IL. He died Friday, August 31, 1973 at the Wood River Township Hospital in Madison County, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Illinois. He married Frances Ethel Talley 8-1-1949 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. After Jasper died on August 31, 1973 Frances married Bobby Crumley on January 5, 1974. He died July 23, 2008.

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Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Jasper Allen Westfall Jr's obituary - Jasper Allen Westfall, 43, of 225 Mounier, Alton, died Friday, August 31, 1973 at the Wood River Township Hospital. He was employed at Owens Illinois as a painter for 23 years. Mr. Westfall was born July 12, 1930, in Jersey County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Westfall Sr., now of Alton. On August 1, 1949, he married the former Frances Talley. Surviving are his wife, Frances (Talley) Westfall; three sons; Allen, Terry and Harry all of Alton; three daughters, Mrs. William (Jeanne) Merideth, Peggy and Sandy all of Alton; a brother, Mathew Westfall; two grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, the Rev. A.J. Maggos officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley had six children-Gloria Jean "Jeanne" Westfall, Allen Lee Westfall, Peggy Ann Westfall, Harry Jasper Westfall, Terry George Westfall, and Sandra Darlene Westfall.  

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(1aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's daughter Gloria Jean "Jeanne" Westfall was born on July 3, 1950. She married William E. Merideth on March 25, 1968. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996. They had two children; Melissa Renee' Merideth and Jason Lee Merideth. She married Dennis Dean Lacy on September 26, 2002.

(1aaa) William E. Merideth and Gloria Jean "Jeanne" (Westfall) Merideth Lacy's daughter Melissa Renee' Merideth was born on August 14, 1968. She married Timothy Allen Ross on August 26, 1989. The marriage ended in divorce in 1994. They had one child; Joshua Allen Ross born on October 13, 1992. She married Scott Allan Schonaski on June 17, 1995.

(2aaa) William E. Merideth and Gloria Jean "Jeanne" (Westfall) Merideth Lacy's son Jason Lee Merideth was born on December 22, 1970. He married Gloria Ann Villareal on October 22, 1994. The marriage ended in divorce in 1997. They had one child; Selena Marie Merideth born on February 17, 1997. 

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(2aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Allen Lee Westfall was born on July 14, 1952. He married Pamela Bregenzer in 1973. The marriage ended in divorce in 1976. They had one child; Jeremiah Allen Westfall. He married Sheila Elizabeth Forsythe on July 2, 1977. They had two children; Allen Lee Westfall Jr. and Lance Aaron Westfall.

(1aaa) Allen Lee Westfall and Pamela (Bregenzer) Westfall's son Jeremiah Allen Westfall was born on November 11, 1974.

(1aaa) Allen Lee Westfall and Sheila Elizabeth (Forsythe) Westfall's son Allen Lee Westfall, Jr. was born on August 20, 1979. He married 1st Bobbie Hornsey on June 4, 1999. The marriage ended in divorce in 2002. They had one child, Bethany Robin Westfall born on August 19, 1998. He married 2nd Kimberly Meletti. She has two sons Jeremy Meletti and Ryan Rauscher.

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Allen Lee Westfall Jr.'s 2nd wife Kimberly (Meletti) Westfall's grandmother Marion A. (Clayton) McCormick's obituary - Marion A. McCormick, 92, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at her home in Alton. She was born May 1, 1916, in New Jersey, the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (Fyfe) Clayton. She married Carl A. McCormick Aug. 27, 1945, in Little Rock, Ark., and he preceded her in death in March 1997. She served in the United States Army WACS as an officer from September 1943 to September 1945. She had a master's degree in teaching and taught for the New Jersey public schools, teaching home economics.

She is survived by two sons, James and his wife, Joyce, McCormick and Charles (Butch) and his wife, Penny, McCormick, both of Alton; two daughters, Margaret Ann Meletti of Las Vegas and Jean M. Sisk of Alton; 11 grandchildren, Robert Meletti, Paul Meletti, Kim Westfall, Brian Sisk, Craig Sisk, Anissa Wooten, Kevin McCormick, Daniel McCormick, Tim Outhouse, Jeremy Outhouse and Amanda Outhouse; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Robert Meletti and Leighton Sisk. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Upper Alton Cemetery with full military rites by the Alton V.F.W Post 1308. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, Saint Anthony's Hospice or the Metro East Humane Society. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

(2aaa) Allen Lee Westfall and Sheila Elizabeth (Forsythe) Westfall's son Lance Aaron Westfall was born on July 14, 1983. He married Brandy Torres on September 7, 2002. The marriage ended in divorce.

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(3aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's daughter Peggy Ann Westfall was born on January 10, 1955 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She died February 22, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married Joseph Allen Rittenhouse on December 1, 1990. He died in 1996.

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Peggy Ann (Westfall) Rittenhouse's obituary - ALTON – Peggy Ann (Westfall) Rittenhouse, 62, died at 10:43 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis,, MO after a long and courageous battle with her health. Peggy was born on January 10, 1955, one of six children born to the Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. & Frances (Talley) Westfall. She was a lifelong resident of Alton and graduated with the class of 1974 from Alton High School. After High School, she went on to further her education at Lewis & Clark Community College. She married Joseph Allen Rittenhouse on December 1, 1990, and together they were married for 5 years before their time was cut all to short with Joe’s death in January of 1996. Peggy worked as a cook for many years at various locations throughout the Alton area including the VFW Post 1308, prior to its closing, at which time she began working at Fountains IV in Godfrey, where she retired as Head Cook in 2014 after several years of service. In her spare time, Peggy enjoyed sewing and embroidery, reading a good book, planting flowers outside her home and enjoying a good scary movie. It was her family, however, who brought Peggy the most joy in life. Her brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews, and most especially her mother, provided Peggy with many wonderful memories and blessings throughout her life and her love and compassion for them all is something they will never forget. Surviving are her mother, Frances Westfall Crumley of Alton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanne & Dennis Lacy of Jerseyville and Sandra & Ahmed Maragha of Plainfield, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen & Beth Westfall of Alton and George Terry & Julie Westfall of Godfrey; a step-sister, Linda Zaganelli; 6 nieces; 6 nephews; 4 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews; as well as 1 great-great niece and 2 great-great nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Jasper Allen Westfall Jr; a brother, Harry Jasper Westfall; as well as her step-father, Bob Crumley. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral Services will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville with burial following at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. In lieu of any flowers or plants, memorials may be given to the Family, in care of Crawford Funeral Home.

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(4aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Harry Jasper Westfall was born on September 20, 1957 and died on May 16, 1975 at age 17. The cause of his death was drowning. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL.

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Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Harry Jasper Westfall's obituary - Harry Jasper Westfall, 17, of 225 Mounier, Alton, drowned at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 1975 at Godfrey Pond. He was a senior at Alton Senior High School. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Frances Crumley of Alton, a brother, Allen of Alton, a twin brother, Terry at home; three sisters, Mrs. William (Jeanne) Merideth of Alton, Misses Peggy and Sandy Westfall, both at home; paternal grandfather, Jasper Westfall Sr. of Alton; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Talley of Fieldon;  and step-father Bobby Crumley of Alton. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. A.J. Maggos of Alton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral

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(5aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's son Terry George Westfall was born on September 20, 1957. He married Christel Sundberg in 1977. The marriage ended in divorce in 1981. They had one child; Jennifer Dawn Westfall. He married Julie Pohlman on July 7, 1984.

(1aaa) Terry George Westfall and Christel (Sundberg) Westfall's daughter Jennifer Dawn Westfall was born on September 26, 1977. She married Joseph David Haselhorst on June 29, 2001. Joseph David Haselhorst and Jennifer Dawn (Westfall) Haselhorst had a daughter Kaitlyn Nichole Haselhorst born August 30, 2009, and a son Brayden Jasper Haselhorst and a daughter Kynleigh Jo Haselhorst (twins), born Jan. 5, 2012.

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Jennifer Dawn (Westfall) Haselhorst's husband Joseph David Haselhorst's mother Jeanine A. "Jean" (Pohlman) Haselhorst Weaver's obituary - Jeanine A. "Jean" (Haselhorst) Weaver, 75, passed away at 1pm on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her residence. She was born on January 17, 1938, in Brussels, Illinois the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Forstchneider) Pohlman. She married Lester Haselhorst in October of 1960 in Brussels, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 1979. She then married J. Glenn Weaver on November 8, 1986, in Rosewood Heights and he survives. Other survivors include three sons and daughters in law: Tom and Tracy Haselhorst of Bethalto, John and Laurie Haselhorst of Brighton, Joe and Jennifer Haselhorst of Bethalto, one daughter and son in law: Barb and Dave Koss of South Elgin, Illinois, four step sons and their wives: Danny and Debbie Weaver of Wood River, Lon and Michele Weaver of Wood River, Chris and Marianne Weaver of Switzerland, Claude and Tammy Weaver of Wheaton, Illinois, three step daughters and their husbands: Nancee and Kelly Bury of St. Charles, Illinois, Anna and Max Ellis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dee Sido of East Alton, twenty five grandchildren: Jennifer Haselhorst, Eric Haselhorst, Emma Haselhorst, Ellen Haselhorst, Brittany Koss, Katie Koss, Sami Koss, Kaitlyn Haselhorst, Brayden Haselhorst, Kynleigh Haselhorst, Ryan Bury, Chad Bury, Scott Ellis, Ginger Tanner, Matthew Weaver, Andrew Weaver, Beth Richards, Ben Weaver, Luke Weaver, Joe Weaver, Jessica Sido, Katie Sido, Joe Sido, Sasache Weaver, Chainn Weaver, fourteen great grandchildren, three brothers and sisters in law: Frank and Dorothy Pohlman, Stan and Laraine Pohlman, Tom and Pennie Pohlman, three sisters in law: Edna Roth, Joyce Kirby, Mary Pohlman, and a brother in law: Gene Roth, a brother in law and his wife: Dick and Marilyn Karns, many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was formerly employed at Target in Alton for over 15 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Holy Angels Parish in Wood River. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Hospital gift shop for many years. Her greatest joy in life was gathering with her family and making memories with the ones that she loved. In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Kathy Haselhorst, five sisters: Amelia Springman, Ida Haselhorst, Rita Patterson, Laverne Roth, Esther Woods, and a brother: George Pohlman. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River with a prayer service at 1:30pm on Sunday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Holy Angels Parish in Wood River. Father James Flach will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony's Foundation.

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(6aa) Jasper Allen Westfall Jr. and Frances Ethel (Talley) Westfall Crumley's  daughter Sandra Darlene Westfall was born on January 16, 1966. She married Ahmed Maragha on March 1, 1989. They had five children; Nadia Ahmed Maragha born January 5, 1990; Rhonda Ahmed Maragha born on December 15, 1992, Sarah Salah Maragha born on July 5, 1994; Farrah Ahmed Maragha born on August 12, 1999; and Mahmoud "Moudy" Ahmed Maragha born on June 22, 2001.

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Frances (Talley) Westfall Crumley's 2nd husband Bobby Lee Crumley's obituary - Bobby Lee Crumley, 71, died at 8:22 p.m. on Wednesday July 23, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born July 14, 1937, in Elco, Ill., the son of Archie and Hester Meisenhimer Crumley. He married Frances Talley Westfall January 5, 1974, and she survives. He retired in July 1999 after 40 years at Olin Corporation in the storeroom Department T-400. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Jerseyville Moose. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener.

He is also survived by two daughters, Lisa Davis and her sons Ryan and Zach Davis of Wood River, and Linda Brickhouse and her son Alex of East Alton; two step-sons, Allen Westfall and his wife Beth of Alton and their children Lance Westfall and Allen Jr. and his wife, Kim of Alton, and their children Jeremy Meletti and Ryan Rauscher and daughter Bethany Westfall, George "Terry" Westfall and his wife Julie of Godfrey and their daughter Jennifer Haselhorst and her husband Joe; three stepdaughters, Jeanne Lacy and her husband Dennis of Jerseyville, and their children Missy and her husband Scott Schonasky and their son Josh, Jason Merideth and his daughter Selena, Peggy Rittenhouse, and Sandy Maragha and her husband Ahmed of Plainfield, and their children, Nadia, Rhonda, Sarah, Farrah and Moudy; a brother Don Crumley and his son Donny and his wife Olivia.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his stepfather Arlan Miller, a brother Jim Crumley, a step-son Harry Westfall and two sons-in-law, Joe Rittenhouse and Bill Merideth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday July 25 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 with Reverend Wilbur Cain officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Wetaug, Ill., with full military rites by VFW Post 3455. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(Note: below are several newspaper articles about the tragic accident and death of Frances (Talley) Westfall Crumley's 2nd husband Bobby Lee Crumley.)

July 23, 2008 - 11:02 AM By SARAH GRONECK For The Telegraph ALTON - A Godfrey man was unloading a four-wheeler from the back of his pickup truck Wednesday morning when it struck his 72-year-old stepfather, critically injuring him. The victim was identified as Bobby L. Crumley. The incident occurred at Crumley's home in the 200 block of Mounier Street in Alton. Authorities said Crumley's stepson, George "Terry" Westfall of the 7700 block of Walsh Road in Godfrey, was unloading his 2002 Yamaha Bear Track 250 four-wheeler from his pickup truck onto a portable ramp. As Westfall was bringing the four-wheeler down the ramp, it hit Crumley, causing him to fall backward, Alton Fire Chief Greg Bock said. Crumley's head struck the road pavement, and he was knocked unconscious. Seeing that Crumley was unresponsive, Westfall called 911, notifying the Alton Fire Department and Alton Police Department to dispatch emergency responders and officers to the scene.

Tim Quigley, acting assistant chief of the Alton Fire Department, spoke with Westfall after the accident. "(Westfall) was holding (Crumley's) head up when I arrived," Quigley said. "He told me that the stepfather wasn't breathing at one point." Crumley was rushed by LifeStar Ambulance to Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton, where an ARCH Air Medical Services Inc. helicopter airlifted him at 11:10 a.m. to Saint Louis University Hospital. He was said to be in critical condition at that time. "His (head) injuries were very serious in nature," Alton Police Chief Chris Sullivan said. Crumley's wife, Frances, who arrived at the house after authorities had responded, rode with Crumley in the ambulance. She and Westfall then were given directions to Saint Louis University Hospital and traveled there by vehicle. Bock said he is a friend of the Crumley family. "It's unfortunate what happened," Bock said. "The family is trying to hold together and hope for the best." Telegraph Photo Editor John Badman contributed some information for this article.

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July 24, 2008 - 10:27 PM By SARAH GRONECK For the Telegraph ALTON - A man who died in a tragic ATV mishap is being remembered as his stepson's best friend and constant companion. George "Terry" Westfall and his stepfather Bobby L. Crumley were always together, said a member of the Crumley family. "Terry was the son that (his stepfather) always wanted," she said. "Going fishing, going hunting - they would do everything together." Westfall, along with the rest of Bobby Crumley's family, were with Crumley on Wednesday evening when he died at 8:22 p.m. at Saint Louis University Hospital. On Wednesday morning, Crumley, 72, was helping Westfall back his 2002 Yamaha Bear Track four-wheeler down a pair of portable ramps when the vehicle accidentally hit Crumley's leg, causing him to fall and hit his head. Crumley was immediately rushed to Saint Anthony's Hospital and then airlifted to Saint Louis University Hospital. He died later that night. "Family came down from as far as Chicago to be with him when he passed," said the family member, who asked not to be named. Everyone was taking the news hard, she said.

Family and friends remember Crumley as being a caring and considerate person. "He loved us, and he would do anything for anybody," she said. He worked hard for the Olin Corp., having spent 40 years in the storeroom Department T-400 before retiring in July of 1999. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Jerseyville Moose. Crumley was a dedicated family man. He loved spending time with his wife, two daughters, two stepsons, three stepdaughters, and their families. "If you needed him, he would be there," she said. He and his wife Frances had been married 34 years. "He and Frances were the love of each other's lives," said the family member. A visitation for Crumley will take place at Gent Funeral Home on State Street in Alton on Friday, July 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. with The Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating.

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(2a) Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Matthew Westfall was born June 9, 1932 in Jersey County, IL, and he died Sept. 5, 1988 In Jersey County, IL. He died of a heart attack. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He married Marion Lucille Pace 3-29-1952 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 9-7-1934, and died 7-6-1992. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace.

Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall had 6 children-Christy Darlene Westfall died in infancy 7-22-1962, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, Karen Marie Westfall, Michael Troy Westfall, Jackie Kay Westfall, Randy Joe Westfall (deceased) died 4-23-1986, an army veteran, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, and Matthew Mark Westfall.

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Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Matthew Westfall's obituary - Matthew Westfall died unexpectedly September 5, 1988 at his home in Otter Creek Township. Westfall was a Army veteran and a self-employed carpenter. Born June 9, 1932 in Jersey County, he was the son of Jasper Westfall of Alton and the late Ruth McNish Westfall. He married the former Marion Pace March 29, 1952 in Jersey County. She survives. In additon to his wife, also surviving are his father Jasper Westfall and his step-mother Helen Westfall of Alton; two sons, Michael Westfall and Matthew Mark Westfall both of Jerseyville; two daughters, Karen Westfall and Jackie Westfall both of Jerseyville; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue at the Otterville Baptist Church from noon Friday until time of services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Otterville Baptist Church where Westfall had been a member.

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Matthew Westfall's wife Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's obituary - Marion Lucille Westfall died July 6, 1992 at Alton Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born on September 7, 1934 in Otter Creek Township, she was the daughter of Mary Lucille Ridenour Pace of Otterville and the late Troy Ladell Pace. On March 29, 1952 in Otterville she married Matthew Westfall. He died September 5, 1988. Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Karen Westfall and Jackie Kay Westfall both of Otterville; two sons, Michael Westfall and Mathew Mark Westfall both of Otterville; 10 grandchildren; a sister Sharon Lee Hagerman of Fosterburg; and three brothers, Troy Pace of Grafton, Albert Pace of Otterville, and Steven Pace of Alton. A daughter, Christy Darlene Westfall and a son Randy Joe Westfall preceded her in death. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services Thursday at Otterville Southern Baptist Church. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial is in Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to the Otterville Southern Baptist Church where she was a member..

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(1aa) Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's son Randy Joe Westfall's obituary (partial) - Randy Joe Westfall of rural --- was pronounced dead at April 23, 1986 in --- . He was born in Jersey County, a son of Matthew and Marion Lucille Pace Westfall of Otterville. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Army Engineers of East ---. Besides his parents, surviving are his maternal grandparents Troy and Lucille Pace of Jerseyville, paternal grandfather Jasper Westfall of Alton, and paternal step-grandmother Helen Westfall of Alton; two brothers, Michael Troy Westfall and Matthew Mark Westfall both of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Karen Marie Westfall and Jackie Kay Westfall both of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will be at the Otterville Baptist Church from noon Saturday until time of services at 2 with Rev. Joy Settles officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Otterville Baptist Church.

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(2aa) Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's son Matthew Mark Westfall married Josephine Vail, the daughter of Paul and Josephine (Scott) Vail. Mark and Josephine (Vail) Westfall have 3 children-Matthew Westfall, Alexandra Westfall, and Zachery Westfall. They live in Jerseyville, IL.

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Matthew Mark Westfall's wife Josephine (Vail) Westfall's father Paul Emanuel Vail Sr.'s obituary - Paul Emanuel Vail Sr., 65, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 18, 1939, in Alton, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Eva A. (Bedwell) Vail. He married the former Josephine Scott on Aug. 26, 1967, in Jerseyville. She survives. He grew up in Alton and in 1961, at the age of 22, began a 27-year career with the U.S. Army. During the course of those years, he served in many locations, taking his family whenever he could to various parts of Germany and to Fort Leonard Wood, as well as other parts of the United States. He also served during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in 1987, with the rank of staff sergeant. In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Josephine "Snooks" and Mark Westfall of Jerseyville; a son, Paul E. Vail Jr. of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, Matthew, Alexandra and Zachary Westfall; two brothers, James A. Vail of Jerseyville and Charles Vail of Bethalto; and a sister, Eva Lee of Jacksonville, Ill. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Nolan and Robert Vail, and a sister, Rosella Wallace. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Gordon Dean Cox will officiate. He will be carried to his gravesite at Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville by the honor guard from Fort Leonard Wood, and the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct rites. Memorials may be given to the New Life Tabernacle Church in Delhi, where he was a member.

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(3aa) Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's daughter Jackie Kay Westfall's husband Michael Schofield's father Richard L. Schofield Jr.'s obituary - Richard L. Schofield Jr., 63, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born in Alton on Dec. 24, 1949, to Richard Leo Schofield Sr. (Deceased) and Ethel (Carrico) Schofield-Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla. On Feb. 14, 1983, he married Sheila L. Fuller in Jerseyville. She died on Dec. 31, 2009. He was a retired truck driver and had taught truck driving, and was a deputy sheriff. He was a member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge. He is survived by his children, David Schofield of Jerseyville, Michael and Jackie Schofield of Jerseyville, Chris Schofield of Jerseyville, Rick and Jane Taviner of Jerseyville, and Dirk Taviner of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Alexa, Christine, Mike, Jr., Corey (Becky) Westfall and Stacey Westfall; six great-grandchildren; his mother, Ethel (Carrico) Schofield-Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla.; and a brother, Neil and Bev Schofield of Alton. In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Charles Hartnett. Visitation will be from 5 until funeral service at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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(4aa) Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's son Michael Troy Westfall had these children-Jessica Westfall, Victoria Westfall, and Michael C. westfall.

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(1aaa) Michael Troy Westfall's daughter Jessica Westfall married Steven Jantzen in 2009, and they have three childern Melody Ann Jantzen, Harmony Marie Jantzen, and Ariana Jantzen.

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Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's son Michael Troy Westfall's daughter Jessica (Westfall) Jantzen's husband Steven C. Jantzen's father Steven Louis “Steve” Jantzen's obituary - JERSEYVILLE – Steven Louis “Steve” Jantzen, 67, died at 12:38 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born in St. Louis, MO on December 2, 1948, one of three children born to the late Louis & Marie (Fisk) Jantzen. Steve grew up in the St. Louis area, graduating in 1967 from Ladue High School and went on to further his education at the University of Missouri, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He began his career with ACF working in St. Charles, MO & Pennsylvania before starting his own firm, Jantzen Engineers, which he owned and operated for over 25 years with his own consulting firm, retiring in 2014. He married the former Mary Jean (Swan) Hale on January 15, 1993 at the Jersey County Courthouse and together they built their home in Jerseyville, where they have resided for the past 23 years. Steve was committed to his work and a true dreamer and philosopher, which led him to hold deep admiration for Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr., Einstein, Ghandi and George Carlin. He was also an entrepreneur and open many ideas on conserving energy. He held many patents and was responsible, at one time, for the state of the art rerailer boom with Spandeck (now Warnata) in Tennessee as well as a pressure aid car at ACF Industries. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the guitar and spending time with his many friends, many of which referred to him affectionately as “Bearhead”. Most importantly, he was devoted to his family and being a loving Pops & Poppy to his twelve grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jean Jantzen of Jerseyville; three children and their spouses, Emily & Brian Hedden; Steven C. & Jessica Jantzen and Jesse & Audrey Hale, all of Jerseyville; twelve grandchildren, Brian Hedden Jr; Timothy Swan; Briana Hedden; Payton Cox; Gabriella Field; Ambri Scheiferle; Riyhlie Hale; Melody Jantzen; Maximus Hale; Harmony Jantzen; Ariana Jantzen and Owyn Hale; a brother, Louis Jantzen of Milwaukee, WI; a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy & Chip Zdazinsky of St. Louis, MO; as well as his four nieces and two nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m., until time of funeral services at 7 p.m, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Inturment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Family, in care of Crawford Funeral Home.

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(2aaa) Michael Troy Westfall's daughter Victoria Westfall married Justin T. Bearce in 2016.

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(3a) Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Charles Lee Westfall died in infancy 3-3-1943. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL.

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My father's brother Jasper Westfall remarried after his first wife Ruth (McNish) Westfall's death to Helen Goldia Ruckman (1907-2002) 6-23-1975 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Frank and Stella (Gelkerson) Ruckman. She was married before to Charles H. Pilger. He died in 1969. She had a son Jack Bailey of Meadowbrook, IL.

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Jasper Westfall's stepson and his 2nd wife Helen G. (Ruckmann) Pilger Westfall's son Jack A. Bailey's obituary - Jack A. Bailey, 82, passed away at 10:48 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville with his family by his side. He was born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Alton, the son of Helen G. (Ruckmann) Pilger Westfall. He married Norma J. Schulte on March 18, 1960, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto. She survives. Jack served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1950 and in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1952. He was employed by A.O. Smith and later retired from Clark Oil Refinery. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Fleet Reserve Association Chapter 267 and the Bethalto Senior Citizens in which he was involved in the pinochle club. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles, bowling, reading and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon A. Bailey of Kincade, Ill.; two sons, Aaron L. Bailey of Worden and Eric L. Bailey of Alton; and three grandchildren, Lindsey Bailey, Dylan Bailey and Alax Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Visitation will continue from 9 until funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto with Pastor Mark Hofferber officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

(2) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's son Harvey Allen (Doc) McNish was born 9-12-1902, and died 2-9-1979. Burial: Fordland Cemetery, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. He married Eva Marie Cantrell (1912 - 2001) 6 May 1933.

(3) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's had a son Wilse H. McNish who was born Jan. 1, 1917, and died Jan. 13, 2004. He married Margie Maye Young (1910 - 1996). They are both buried in Gentry Cemetery, Diggins, Webster County, Missouri.

(4) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's daughter Jessie Lee (Emilie) McNish was born 10-16-1900, and died 12-8-1978. She married Andrew Andrews. They lived in Kansas.

(5) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's daughter Mary Maude McNish was born 2-22-1905 in TN, and died 9-9-1978. Her burial was at Days Cemetery, Webster Co., MO. Mary was married 3 times. Mary married 1st to Frank Carter. Mary married 2nd Alonzo Andrew Uchtman 25 Jul 1951 in Douglas Co., MO. He was born 13 May 1904 in MO, died 8 May 1998, son of William Henry (Wilhelm Heinrich) Uchtman born 2 Aug 1850 in IL, and Janey Moriah King born 3 Apr 1870 in MO. Mary married 3rd to George Dodson Winters.

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(1a) Mary Maude (McNish) Carter and her 1st husband Frank Carter's daughter Mary Ellen Frances Winters King's obituary - Mary Ellen Frances Winters King born Feb 27, 1933, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, died Jan 10, 2013, Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas - Mary Ellen Frances King, 79, of Rogers passed away Jan. 10, 2013, in Bentonville. She was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Mary McNish Carter. She was a cook and a member of the C Street Pentecostal Church of God. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin King; four brothers and one sister. Survived by her children, Marilyn Weiser of Rogers, Peggy Gurwell of Goodman, Mo., Linda Hall of Rogers, Rickey Wood of Fayetteville, James Wood of Zwolle, La., Laura Gonzalez of Rogers and Kevin Adkins of Rogers; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th St., Rogers with Pastor David Overtree officiating. Burial: Cremated; Ashes given to family or friend.

(6) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's son David Daniel McNish was born 12-18-1898, and died 2-6-1953. He married Rosie Bell Cantrell Clayton (1901 - 1981). They are both buried in Gentry Cemetery, Diggins, Webster County, Missouri. They had these children-Raymon Allen McNish (1932 - 1933) and Otto A. McNish (1938 - 1939).

(7) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's son William Walter (Bill) McNish was born 3-4-1919, and died 12-21-1972. He married Jesse Josephine Young born Feb. 2, 1920, died Sep. 13, 1995. They were both buried in Gentry Cemetery, Diggins, Webster County, Missouri. William Walter (Bill) McNish and Jesse Josephine (Young) McNish had a son Michael Lee McNish.

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(1a) William Walter (Bill) McNish and Jesse Josephine (Young) McNish's son Michael Lee McNish married Debra Lynn West (both deceased), and they had These children-Michael Lee McNish Jr., Jason McNish, and Joey McNish.

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(1aa) Michael Lee McNish and Debra Lynn (West) McNish's son Michael Lee McNish, Jr.'s obituary - Michael Lee McNish, Jr., the son of Michael Lee and Debra Lynn (West) McNish, was born December 14, 1974, in Springfield, Missouri. He departed this life Wednesday, September 10, 2008, near New London in Pike County, Missouri, at the age of thirty-three years, eight months, and twenty-seven days. On March 4, 2004, he was united in marriage to Heather Ann Hampton and they made their home in New London, Missouri. Michael was preceded in death by a daughter, Makayla Ann McNish; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Jessie McNish; and his maternal grandparents, Rollan and Delores West. He is survived by his wife, Heather, of New London, Missouri; two sons, Taylor Glenn, of Seymour, Missouri, and Dillan McNish, of New London, Missouri; his parents, Mike and Debbie McNish, of Seymour, Missouri; two brothers, Jason McNish, and his wife, Jessica, and Joey McNish, all of Seymour, Missouri; three nieces, Ashton, Allyson, and Abbygail; one nephew, Jimmy; his godmother, Kay Stoll, of Fordland, Missouri; a number of aunts and uncles; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends. Michael was born in Springfield, Missouri, and grew up in Seymour, Missouri, where he attended the Seymour RII Schools. He moved to New London, Missouri, after he and Heather were married. He had worked for Leggett & Platt as a die-caster in Palmyra, Missouri, and was employed by Pallman Towing in New London at the time of his death. He had made his profession of faith in God in his youth at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Seymour. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle. He especially loved spending time with his sons and family. Michael was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and nephew and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he has created for his family and dear friends. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday September 13, 2008 at the Holman- Howe Funeral Home, Seymour. Burial will be in the Gentry Cemetery in Diggins, Missouri. Visitation is Friday evening 7-8:00 pm under the direction of the Holman- Howe Funeral Home Seymour, Missouri.

(8) Michael Lee McNish and Martha Elizabeth (Owens) McNish's daughter Laura Bell McNish was born 1-28-1907, and died 3-30-1963. She married William Woodrow Cook (1896 - 1971). They lived in Diggins, Webster Co., MO. Children of William Woody Cook and Laura Bell (McNish) Cook were-Verda Cook, Edith Cook, Treba Cook, Betty Cook, Joy Cook, Tim Cook, Freeman Cook, Alice Cook, and three sons who died in infancy.

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(1a) William Woodrow Cook and Laura Belle (McNish) Cook's daughter Verda (Cook) Morris's obituary - Verda was welcomed into heaven by Jesus and loved ones on December 18, 2010 at 11:30 p.m., in Cox South with her family by her side. Verda was born to William Woody Cook and Laura Bell McNish Cook on September 6, 1933, in Diggins, Mo. She married Junior David Morris on January 25, 1953 in Harrison, Arkansas. Born to this union are 10 children, all whom survive her; Kathy and Dennis Marquis, Mt. Grove, Mo., Jamie Morris of Fordland, Mo., Brenda and Bob Rowe, of Seligman, Mo., Karen and Doug Brown, of Rogersville, Mo., Debbie and Richard Doran, of Springfield, Mo., Pamela and John Kane, of Strafford, Mo., Vickie and Randy Vinson, of Springfield, Mo., Michael Morris, of Springfield, Melisa Morris of Springfield, Mo., Danny and Heather Morris, of Fordland, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Edith Childress, Treba Bouldin, Betty Ashley, Joy and Bob Hume and Tim and Margie Cook. She leaves to mourn numerous family and friends. Her husband of 47 years preceded her in death; along with her parents; brother, Freeman Cook; and sister, Alice Thomason; as well as three infant brothers. A special thanks to: Steve, Sarah and Bob with Good Shepherd Hospice for their love and care, Reverend Carlton and Norma Coon, Dr. Erick Kaufman and Reverend Randy Fish and Saundra Suttles. The family would also like to recognize our brother, Mike for his love and caring dedication to our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Visitation for Verda will be in Greenlawn East Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. Service will be in the funeral home at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

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(2a) William Woodrow Cook and Laura Belle (McNish) Cook's daughter Edith Florene (Cook) Childress's obituary - Edith Florene Childress, daughter of William Woodrow “Woody” Cook and Laura Belle (McNish) Cook, was born January 7, 1931 in Diggins, MO and passed away at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 in her home at the age of 84 years, one month and 24 days. Edith was the retired chief cook at Lakeland Hospital in Springfield. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Seymour, and recently was attending the Diggins Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Creed in 2004; a daughter-in-law, Deborah; a brother, Freeman Cook; three sisters, Verda Mae Morris, Alice Thomason, and Betty Ashley; and three infant brothers, Clinton, James and Samuel. Survivors include three sons, Lance Childress and his wife, Josie, Chad Childress and Bonita, and Randall Childress; five grandsons, Gary Childress, Lance Childress, II, Chad J. Childress, Jeremy Childress, and Randall Childress, Jr.; two granddaughters, Samantha Lindley and Laura Pettit; 12 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother, Tim Cook and his wife, Marjorie; and two sisters, Treba Bouldin, Joy Hume and her husband, Bob; and a brother-in-law, Mason Thomason. Burial in Seymour Masonic Cemetery, Seymour.

Troy L. Pace

Troy L. Pace 73, of Route 3, Jerseyville, IL died at 11:25 am Sunday, April 5 1987 at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton. He was a self employed mechanic, born in Atlas, Ark., son of the late Albert F. and Nora (Wyres) Pace. His burial was in the Noble cemetery Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married the former Mary Lucille Ridenour in Alton on 7 October 1933. Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace, 78, died at 9:49 pm Thursday 10 November 1994 at her home. Born July 18 1916, in Otter Creek township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Neva Jewel (Bethel) Ridenour. Her burial was in the Noble cemetery Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

Her mother Neva J. Ridenour died 03-19-1981. Neva J. Ridenour, 83, of Otterville died at 1 pm March 19, 1981 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted Saturday pm at Otterville Baptist church by Rev. Joy Settles, with burial in Rosedale cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Rollin Henry & Elizabeth (White) Bethel, she was born in Chesterfield, IL June 14, 1897. Her husband, Elmer Ridenour, died March 1, 1971.

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Troy L. Pace's obituary - Troy L. Pace 73, of Route 3, died at 11:25 am Sunday, April 5 1987 at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton. He was a self employed mechanic, born in Atlas, Ark., son of the late Albert F. and Nora Wyres Pace. He married the former Mary Lucille Ridenour in Alton on 7 October 1933. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Marion Westfall of Otterville and Sharon Hageman of Brighton; three sons, Albert and Steven, both of Otterville and Troy Pace, Jr. of Grafton; two sisters, Hilda Acquavivia and Barbara Downing, both of Glen Carbon; one brother, Onic Pace of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville and until noon Tuesday when they will move to the Otterville Baptist church, for services at 2 pm with the Rev. Joy Settles officiating. Burial will be in the Noble cemetery, Otterville. The Otterville Baptist church where he was a member, has been suggested as a memorial.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's obituary - Mary Lucille Pace, 78, died at 9:49 pm Thursday 10 November 1994 at her home. Born July 18 1916, in Otter Creek township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Neva Jewel (Bethel) Ridenour. A homemaker, she married Troy L. Pace Sr. 7 October 1933 in Alton. He died 5 April 1987. Surviving are a daughter and son-in law Sharon L. and Robert L. Hagerman of Alton; three sons and daughters-in-law Troy L. Pace and Lavena M. Pace Jr. of Grafton, Albert L. and Charlene A. Pace of Otterville and Steven L. and Becky A. Pace of Alton; 19 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; three sisters, Irma McCoy of Godfrey, Joyce Moran of Granite City and Madge Reynolds of Grafton; and two Brothers, Wayne Ridenour of Grafton and Keith Ridenour of Godfrey. She was preceded in death by a daughter and Son-in-law, Marion Lucille and Matthew Westfall; a grandson, Randy Joe Westfall and a Granddaughter, Christie Westfall. Visitation will be from 11 am Monday until service time at 1:30 pm at Otterville Baptist church. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial will be in Noble cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to Otterville Baptist church, where she was a member, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Memphis, Tenn. Jacoby Funeral Home of Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's mother Neva Jewel (Bethel) Ridenour's obituary - Died 03-19-1981. Neva J. Ridenour, 83, of Otterville died at 1 pm March 19, at Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted Saturday pm at Otterville Baptist church by Rev. Joy Settles, with burial in Rosedale cemetery. The daughter of Rollin Henry & Elizabeth (White) Bethel, she was born in Chesterfield June 14, 1897. Her husband, Elmer Ridenour, died March 1, 1971.

Her survivors are 2 sons, Wayne of Grafton and Keith of Alton; 4 daughters, Irma McCoy and Madge Reynolds of Grafton, Lucille Pace of Jerseyville and Joyce Moran of Granite City; 36 grandchildren, 85 g-grandchildren, and 32 g-g-grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 sisters, Tessie Spangle of Jerseyville, Lula Hutchinson of Grafton, Jean B. Ethel, Jane Pethel and Enid Bolin all of Granite City. Memorials may be given to Otterville Baptist church.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's mother Neva Jewel (Bethel) Ridenour's sister Tessie E. (Bethel) Spangle's son Forrest Eldon Spangle's obituary - Forrest Eldon Spangle, 84, formerly of Otterville, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2011. He was born May 1, 1926, in Otterville, to Leslie R. and Tessie E. (Bethel) Spangle. The World War II Air Force veteran was a farmer and self-employed in the construction industry in Florida. He was a member of the VFW of Clearwater and was involved in the Jersey County 4H. Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Cheryl and George Vambaketes of Godfrey; grandchildren, James and Stacy Vambaketes of Godfrey, Peter and Sarah Vambaketes of Wood River, Emily and Jason Johnson of Alton; great-grandchildren, Breann, James, Katherine, Isabella and Samuel; brother, Raymond Estel "Pat" Spangle of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Elva and Bud Wadlow of Jerseyville; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Fred Ortiz of Clearwater. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bernard Spangle; and one sister, Jane Wadlow. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Carl Hayes will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 492 in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville or First Baptist Church in Jerseyville.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's sister Lois Irma (Ridenour) McCoy's obituary - Lois Irma McCoy, 97, died at 5:57 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2011, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, Illinois, Feb. 8, 1914, and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Neva (Bethal) Ridenour. A resident of Grafton for many years, she relocated after the Flood of 1993. She was a homemaker, and married Hallie Leroy McCoy on Nov. 10, 1932, in Carrollton, and they shared 48 years together before his death in December 1980.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roland "Boots" and Martha McCoy of Dow; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Pete Ridenour of Godfrey; and a sister, Madge Reynolds Murrell of Otterville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, Dollie, a daughter, Donna Dabbs, a son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Glenna Belle McCoy; a son, Dale McCoy; two granddaughters, Debra McCoy and Lori (McCoy) Crowe; two sisters, Lucille Pace and Joyce Moran; and a brother, Wayne Ridenour. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. The Rev. Steve Helfrich will officiate. Burial will be in the Meadowbranch Cemetery in rural Grafton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Association.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's sister Lois Irma (Ridenour) McCoy's son Leroy Curtis "Mac" McCoy's obituary - Leroy Curtis "Mac" McCoy, 76, died unexpectedly at 8:19 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. He was born in Otterville on April 21, 1932, the son of Halley Leroy and Lois Irma (Ridenour) McCoy. He married the former Glenna Belle DeSherlia on Aug. 21, 1949, in Jerseyville. She died unexpectedly July 5, 1996. As a young man, he worked at Coca Cola Bottling Company in Alton and retired in 1987 as a route salesman after 37 years of service. During his spare time, he enjoyed working around his farm in Rosedale Township, where he and his wife raised a small crop and cared for various farm animals.

He is survived by his mother of Jerseyville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary McCoy of Jerseyville, Donnie McCoy and his fiancee, Connie McEvers, and Tony and Carmen McCoy, all of Grafton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melody Rowling of Jerseyville, Tammy and Alan Simpson of Dow and Tina and Matt Heitzman of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roland "Boots" McCoy of Dow. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father; a son, William McCoy; a daughter, Cindy McCoy; a sister, Donna Dabbs; and a brother, Dale McCoy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The Rev. Steve Helfrich will officiate. Burial will be at Meadowbranch Cemetery in rural Grafton. Memorials may be made to the family.

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Troy L. Pace's wife Mary Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's brother Denzil Wayne Ridenour's wife Vivian (Wallace) Ridenour's obituary - Vivian Ridenour, 84, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her home in Alton. Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Alton, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lena (Allen) Wallace. She owned and operated Viv's Beauty Salon in Jerseyville for 13 years. On Oct. 17, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo., she married Denzil Ridenour. He survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Joyce Stafstrom of Alton; five sons, Raymond Ridenour Sr. of Alton, Jerry and Janet Ridenour of Greenfield, Ind., Ricky Ridenour of Cudjoe Key, Fla., Kevin and Karen Ridenour of Carrollton and Terry Ridenour of Alton; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Virgil Wallace of Fidelity and Clyde Wallace of Alton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2. The Rev. Andre Dobson will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the Southern Illinois Hospice.

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Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace had 5 children-Marion Lucille Pace, Sharon L. Pace, Troy L. Pace, Albert L. Pace, and Steven L. Pace.

(1) Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's daughter Marion Lucille Pace married Jasper and Ruth (McNish) Westfall's son Matthew Westfall. Marion Lucille Pace was born 9-7-1934, and died 7-6-1992. She is buried at Noble Cemetery Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Matthew Westfall was born June 9, 1932 in Jersey County, IL, and he died Sept. 5, 1988 In Jersey County, IL. He died of a heart attack. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He married Marion Lucille Pace 3-29-1952 in Jersey County, IL.

(Note: Matthew Westfall was my cousin, his father Jasper Westfall was my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's brother).

Matthew and Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall had 6 children-Christy Darlene Westfall died in infancy 7-22-1962, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, Karen Marie Westfall, Michael Troy Westfall, Jackie Kay Westfall, Randy Joe Westfall (deceased) died 4-23-1986, an army veteran, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, and Matthew Mark Westfall who married Josephine Vail, the daughter of Paul and Josephine (Scott) Vail. Mark and Josephine (Vail) Westfall have 3 children-Matthew Westfall, Alexandra Westfall, and Zachery Westfall. They live in Jerseyville, IL.

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Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's daughter Marion Lucille (Pace) Westfall's obituary - Marion Lucille Westfall died July 6, 1992 at Alton Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born on September 7, 1934 in Otter Creek Township, she was the daughter of Mary Lucille Ridenour Pace of Otterville and the late Troy Ladell Pace. On March 29, 1952 in Otterville she married Matthew Westfall. He died September 5, 1988. Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Karen Westfall and Jackie Kay Westfall both of Otterville; two sons, Michael Westfall and Mathew Mark Westfall both of Otterville; 10 grandchildren; a sister Sharon Lee Hagerman of Fosterburg; and three brothers, Troy Pace of Grafton, Albert Pace of Otterville, and Steven Pace of Alton. A daughter, Christy Darlene Westfall and a son Randy Joe Westfall preceded her in death. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services Thursday at Otterville Southern Baptist Church. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial is in Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to the Otterville Southern Baptist Church where she was a member.

(2) Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's daughter Sharon L. Pace married Robert L. Hagerman and they live in Alton, IL.

(3) Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's son Troy L. Pace Jr. married Lovena Barley 5-7-1955 in Jersey County, IL and they live in Grafton, IL.

(4) Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's son Albert L. Pace married Charlene and they live in Otterville, IL. Albert and Charlene Pace had these children-David Pace, Alan Pace, Pamela Pace, and Travis Pace.

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(1a) Albert and Charlene Pace's son David Pace married 1st Peggy Towell. David and Peggy (Towell) Pace had 3 children-Cassandra Pace and twin daughters, Kourtney Pace and Kelsey Ann Pace. Their daughter Kelsey Ann Pace, age 9, died Jan. 6, 2002 at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. She was born on Aug. 29, 1993.

David Pace is remarried to Cheryl and lives in Otterville, IL.

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David Pace's 1st wife Peggy (Towell) Pace's father Charles Eugene Towell's obituary - Charles Eugene Towell, 78, a solider for both God & Country, was called home at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Poyner, Mo., on April 22, 1935, the son of the late Ira & Alta (Wright) Towell. He served overseas in Germany with the U.S. Army, and retired as a truck driver from Con Agra in Alton after nearly 40 years of service. His main focus in life was his Lord and his family. He was a follower of the Bible, and was a faithful member of the Otterville Baptist Church. He was a devoted family man, and was a faithful and loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be dearly missed. He married the former Helen Marie Dilport on April 7, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Grafton, and their married life has spanned 57 years and has been blessed by a large and caring family. Surviving are his wife, Helen Towell; five children & their spouses, Carrie & Tim Renken, Charles Edward Towell, Curtis & Katie Towell, Peggy Pace, and her companion, John Lewis and Melissa & Jeff Muntz all of Otterville; 14 Grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Ingold of East Alton; and a brother, Dan Edward Towell of Otterville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a beloved granddaughter, Kelsey Pace on Jan. 6, 2003; two brothers, Grover Towell and Jan Towell; and three sisters, Nancy Fairchild, Wilma Pauline "Bonnie" Cervantes, and Sharon Carter. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Rev. Ed Haun will officiate. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be directed to the family to assist in the placement of a monument at the cemetery.

(5) Troy and Lucille (Ridenour) Pace's son Steven L. Pace married Rebecca Black and they live in Alton, IL.

Frederick Devening

The Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening Family continued from the previous page at-Related Families-Page 3c

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.

(2) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son James W. Devening's obituary - James W. Devening, 80, a farmer of E. Hardin, died August 18, 1951 at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. He was born in Jersey County September 23, 1875. He married Hester Mefford 8-24-1891.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Louis Powers of Fieldon, Mrs. Harry Lyles of Jerseyville and Mrs George Henneberg of White Hall, 4 sons, Earl & Percy of Jerseyville and Roy & Ned Devening of Fieldon. He also leaves 2 brothers, Henry and Lee Devening of Fieldon, 33 grandchildren and 26 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at his home near E. Hardin, August 20, by Rev. Edward Fresen, pastor of Christ Evangelical & Reformed church in Fieldon. Interment was in Gunterman cemetery.

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James Devening's wife was the daughter of Henry Jackson and Elizabeth (Pistole) Mefford (or Medford). She was born 3-4-1868 and died 11-17-1956 in Jersy County, IL. Her interment was in Gunterman cemetery. James and Hester (Mefford) Devening had 7 children-Ned Devening, Edna Devening, Leta Devening, Goldie Marie Devening, Roy Devening, Earl Devening, and Percy Devening.

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(1a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's son Ned Devening's obituary - Ned Devening, 66, Fieldon, died April 26, 1978 at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. He was born October 14, 1911 in Greene County, the son of James W & Hester (Mefford) Devening. He was a machinist for Olin Corporation.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth M. (Pruitt) Devening; 1 son, Robert Devening of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs. Deloris Dahn, Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Lyles and Mrs. Leta Henneburg, both of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery.

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(1aa) Ned and Ruth (Pruitt) Devening's son Robert Eugene "Stub" Devening's obituary - Robert Eugene "Stub" Devening, 64, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County after a very brief battle with cancer. He was born on March 31, 1940, near Fieldon, one of two children of Ned and Ruth M. (Pruitt) Devening. After graduating from Jersey Community High School, he married the former Sharon Lane on April 4, 1959, at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, and they shared nearly 46 years together. He retired in 1994 from Laclede Steel, where he had been employed as a wire drawer for 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards with his buddies in Jerseyville and Roodhouse. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Red Frazier of Jerseyville; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Catherine Devening of Jerseyville, Scott Devening of Fredericksburg, Va., and Brad Devening of Herrin; six grandchildren, James and Brian Devening, Tiffany and Krystal Devening, Brittany Holmes and Korey Devening; a sister, Deloris Dahn of Jerseyville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Clyde Shaw officiated. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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(2aa) Ned and Ruth (Pruitt) Devening's daughter Deloris M. (Devening) "Dode" Dahn's obituary - JERSEYVILLE - Deloris M. "Dode" Dahn, 79, died at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Fieldon on April 20, 1935, one of two children born to the late Ned & Ruth M. (Pruitt) Devening. Dode was a homemaker for the majority of her life, but had worked as a sales clerk at Famous-Barr at Alton Square for 10 years retiring in 1988.She married William Clayton "Buck" Dahn in July of 1952 in Jersey County, IL., and together they had three children and shared nearly 50 years before his death on April 17, 2002. Surviving are two daughters & sons in law, Phyllis & Tom Decker of Grafton and Janet & Rob Welsh of Jerseyville; a son, Kevin Dahn of Herrin; five grandchildren & their spouses, Ryan & Carrie Decker of Grafton, Justin & Kelli Decker of Grafton, Bryan & Amanda Dahn of Jerseyville, Lindsay Welsh of Jacksonville and Chad Welsh of St. Louis, Mo.; seven great grandchildren; and two sisters in law, Sharon Devening of Jerseyville and Rowena Greene of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Cole Dahn in 2006; and a brother, Robert "Stub" Devening. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday. Father William Hembrow will officiate.Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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(2a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's daughter Edna M. (Devening) Lyles's obituary - The funeral of Edna M. Lyles, 78, of 421 Barr, Jerseyville was conducted Friday afternoon from Jacoby Brothers funeral home by the Rev. Robert Broeder. Burial was in the Gunterman cemetery. She died at 9:10 am 3 Feb. 1982 at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Born 29 Jun. 1903 in Jersey county, she was a daughter of James and Hester Mefford Devening and married Harry W. Lyles on 22 July 1922.

She is survived by four sons, Dick, James L., Robert J., all of Jerseyville, Herbert B. of Houston, Tex.; ten Daughters, Ruby Williams, Essie Heitzig, Pete Jones, Lillie Wilson, Mae Loshe, Marcella "Mickey" Wallace, Nora Jones and Edith Dugger, all of Jerseyville, Cora Hadlock of Kremmling, Colo. and Janice Ippolitoof Itasca. Also surviving are 54 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; and a sister, Leta Henneberg of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, a Son, L. C. Lyles; two infant daughters; five brothers and a sister.

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Edna M. (Devening) Lyles's husband Harry Lyles's obituary - Died Jan. 3, 1984: Jerseyville - Harry Lyles, 80, died at 8:46 pm Monday at St. Joseph's hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a retired carpenter with Local 377 in Granite City. He was born in Jersey county, son of the late James and Amelia (Geisler) Lyles. He married the former Edna Devening on 22 July 1922 in Hardin. She died on 3 Feb. 1982.

Surviving are four sons, Dick, Jim, and Bob Lyles, all of Jerseyville and Herb of Texas; nine daughters, Ruby Williams, Pete Jones, Lillie Wilson, Mickey Wallace, Nora Jones, Edith Dugger, all of Jerseyville, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Cora Hadlock of Colorado and Janice O'brien of Itasca; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Fern Krueger of Fieldon, Jean Taviner of Hardin, Jeannie Pantero of Kampsville and Annabelle Martin of Gillespie. Visitation was from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and funeral services were conducted there at 10:30 am. Thursday. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery near Fieldon.

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(1aa) Harry and Edna (Devening) Lyles's son L. C. Lyles's obituary - Died Oct. 22, 1979: L. C. Lyles, 42, of Baraboo, Wis. was killed instantly about midnight 20 Oct. when he was stuck by a car while crossing an intersection in Baraboo. He was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. He was born 11 Dec. 1936 in Jersey county, the son of Harry and Edna Devening Lyles of Jerseyville.

His survivors include his wife, the former Gloria Ann Worlik whom he married in 1967; one son, Craig Lyles, and a daughter, Holly Ann; nine sisters, Mrs. Ruby Williams, Mrs. Frank Jones, Mrs. Lillie Wilson, Mrs. Marcella "Mickey" Wallace, Mrs. Nora Jones and Mrs. Edith Dugger, Jerseyville; Mrs Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Mrs. Cora Hadlock of Kremmling, Colo. And Mrs. Janice Ipplotio of Springfield; four brothers, Harry "Dick" Lyles, James L. Lyles and Robert Lyles of Jerseyville and Herbert Lyles of Houston, Tex; aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Visitation was from 7 to 9 Tuesday at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. Services were conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the Lutheran church with burial in Baraboo.

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(2aa) Harry and Edna (Devening) Lyles's son Herbert B. Lyles's obituary - Herbert B. Lyles, 68, formerly of Jerseyville, died suddenly Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Houston. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Jersey County, he was one of 16 children of Harry and Edna (Devening) Lyles. He married the former Barbara Winkowski in 1959, and they had two sons before her death in 1966. He then married the former Lois Brooks, and they had three children before their eventual divorce.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rickie and Vickie Lyles, David Lyles and Jason and Carla Lyles, all of Houston; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tracy Covington of Arenzville; a son-in-law, Jeff Roberts of Brighton; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three brothers, Harry "Dick" Lyles of Jerseyville, James Lyles of Kane and Robert Lyles of Jerseyville; eight sisters, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Hazel "Pete" Jones, Lillie Wilson and Mickey Wallace, all of Jerseyville, Cora Hadlock of Casper, Wyo., Nora Jones and Edie Dugger, both of Jerseyville, and Janice O'Brien of Osage Beach, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dawn (Lyles) Roberts, on Feb. 20, 2003; a son, Richard Seymour, on April 9, 1999; one brother, Lloyd Lyles; and three sisters, Ruby Williams, Dottie Lyles and Violet Lyles. His body has been cremated. Memorial visitation was from noon until services at 1 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Father William Hembrow officiated. Burial of his cremains took place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, with Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military rites.

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(3aa) Harry and Edna (Devening) Lyles's daughter Ruby I. Lyles was born in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1994 in Jersey County, IL. She married Maurice B. Williams July 26, 1941, in Elsberry, Mo. Ruby I. (Lyles) Williams's husband Maurice B. Williams's obituary - Maurice B. Williams, 89, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born March 7, 1918, in Fieldon, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 until 1946. He was a self-employed truck driver for 61 years, served as a school trustee since 1964 and served on the Jerseyville Mutual Insurance board for 21 years. He was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ since 1926 and Fieldon Masonic Lodge 592. He married Ruby I. Lyles on July 26, 1941, in Elsberry, Mo. She died in August 1994. He and Katherine Bruns-Booth were married on Jan. 24, 1997, in Roxana. She survives.

Also surviving are five sons and four daughters-in-law, Maurice B. "MB" and Karen Williams of Carrollton, Merle L. Williams of Fieldon, Dennis D. and Vicki Williams, Don E. and Donna Williams and Gil L. and Karen Williams, all of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Siedlar of East Alton and Emma Berkel of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two adopted nieces, Phyllis Frazer and Bernice Guilander. Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Janet Williams; a sister, Imogene Tindall; and grandparents, Oscar and Emmaline Williams.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with Masonic funeral rites by Fieldon Lodge 592 at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Barbara Alley officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 492 of Jerseyville, will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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(4aa) Harry and Edna (Devening) Lyles's daughter Marcella Jean "Mickey" (Lyles) Wallace's obituary - Marcella Jean "Mickey" (Lyles) Wallace, 74, died at midnight Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 14, 1933, in Fieldon, the eighth child of 17 born to Harry W. and Edna (Devening) Lyles. She was employed as a cook on the barge lines for a number of years. She loved to fish, play bingo and winter in Lake Placid, Fla., with her dear friend and companion, Edward McKay, who is deceased.

She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Vickey Bennett of Alton, Valerie Shea of Fieldon and Vaunda and Terry Richardson of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Tracey Wallace of Kampsville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Marcie and Dan Snyder of Hardin, Craig Hansen of Alton, Louis and Nicki Richardson of Eureka Springs, Ark., Cameron Wallace of Alton and Brooke Wallace of Kampsville; three great-grandchildren, Kelcey and James Snyder and James Lyles of Kane; and eight sisters, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Hazel "Pete" Jones of Jerseyville, Mae Vickers of Satsuma, Calif., Lillie Wilson of Jerseyville, Cora Hadlock of Casper, Wyo., Nora Jones and Edie Dugger, both of Jerseyville, and Jani O'Brien of Lake Ozark, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ruby Williams and infants Violet and Dottie Lyles; two brothers, Herbert Lyles and L.C. Lyles; and an adopted brother, Harry Lee Lyles. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Don Staten will officiate at funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Gunterman Cemetery in rural Fieldon. Memorials may be given to Gunterman Cemetery or to the family in care of the funeral home.

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(3a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's daughter Leta Devening (deceased) married George Henneberg and they lived in Jerseyville, IL.

Leta (Devening) Henneberg's obituary - Leta (Devening) Henneberg, Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, IL., December 31, 1986. Leta Henneberg, 78, of Wood River died Sunday evening, Dec. 21, 1986. She was born in Fieldon Nov. 15, 1908, a daughter of James and Hester (Mefford) Devening. She married George Henneberg Oct. 30, 1929, and he died in 1975. Surviving are sons, Dewain Devening of Fieldon, Cory Henneberg of Wood River, Robert Henneberg of White Hall, Wilber Henneberg of Mackinaw, and Pastor Bill Henneberg of Jacksonville; three daughters, Margaret Wald of Manchester, Shirley Dublo of Bethalto, and Susanne Henneberg of Wood River; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with burial in Providence Cemetery near Carrollton.

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(1aa) Leta (Devening) Henneberg's son Morris Dewain Devening's obituary - Dewain Devening born Jan. 5, 1926, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died Mar. 20, 1998, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was the son of Mrs. Leta (nee Devening) Henneberg, Dewain attended Hardin High School in Calhoun County, Illinois. Dewain married Alberta Wheaton at St. Mary's Church in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois on 19 Oct 1946. He was a farmer near Fieldon, and they were the parents of 4 children. Dewain was a member of St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. He also belonged to Moose Lodge No. 695 in Jerseyville in Jersey County. At the time of his death at Jerseyville Manor, Dewain was 72 years, 2 months and 15 days old. He was buried next to his wife, Alberta, on 24 Mar 1998. She passed away in 1975. Dewain was survived by 4 children; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 half-brothers; 1 half-sister; and his companion, (Living) Grafford. In addition to his wife and mother, Dewain was preceded in death by 2 half-sisters. The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the dialysis center in East Alton, Madison County, Illinois.

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Dewain Devening's wife Alberta Mary (Wheaton) Devening's obituary - DEVENING. Died 02-09-1975. Alberta Devening, 50, died at her home on February 9. She was employed as a clerk in the ASCS office at Hardin. Funeral services were held at St. Norbert church, Hardin. Burial was in St. Norbert cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Dewain; her parents, August J. & Georgiana (Kanallakan) Wheaton of Fieldon; 1 daughter, Miss Marilyn Devening of Godfrey; 3 sons, Michael of East Alton, Philip and Eric, both of Fieldon; 1 grandchild; 1 sister, Mrs. Julia Ann Scheffel of Brighton; and 1 brother, Paul Wheaton of Wood River. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

2nd obituary found for Alberta Mary (Wheaton) Devening - Alberta Mary Wheaton Devening born Oct. 24, 1924, died Feb. 9, 1975. She was the daughter of August J. Wheaton and Georgiana Kanallakan, Alberta was a 1941 graduate of Jersey Township High School. She worked in a clerical position for Jersey County Triple A for 3 years before her marriage. Alberta married Dewain Devening at at St. Mary's Church in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois on 19 Oct 1946. He was a farmer near Fieldon, and they were the parents of 4 children. At the time of her death, Alberta was 50 years, 3 months and 16 days old. She was survived by her husband, Dewain, who passed away in 2006. Alberta was also survived by her children.

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(4a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's daughter Goldie Marie (Devening) Powers's obituary - Funeral rites for Mrs. Goldie Marie Powers, 72, of R. R. 1, Fieldon were held 21 November at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with interment in Grimes cemetery. Her death occurred unexpectedly at her home at 9:45 am on 19 Nov. 1973. Rev. Leonard Todd will officiate. She was born 16 January 1901 in Greene County, the daughter of James and Hester Mefford Devening.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis C. Powers; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Martin of Jerseyville; four Sons, A. L. Powers, Kenneth Powers, John Powers and Charles Powers, all of Fieldon; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one Brother, Ned Devening of Fieldon; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Lyles and Mrs. George Henneberg of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by one son, James L. Powers, and three brothers, Earl, Roy and Percy Devening.

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Goldie Marie (Devening) Powers's husband Lewis C. Powers's obituary - Services for Lewis C. Powers, 82, a farmer of rural Fieldon were conducted Thursday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Grimes cemetery. He died at 5:30 pm 12 May 1980 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born 12 June 1897 in Jersey County, a son of James D. and Pauline Schaaf Powers. His wife, the former Goldie Devening, died 19 November 1973.

He is survived by four Sons, A. L."Jack" Powers, Kenneth and John, all of Fieldon and Charles of Hardin; one daughter, Pauline Martin of Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren. His parents, wife, one son, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. The American Cancer Society was named as a memorial.

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(1aa) Lewis and Goldie (Devening) Powers's son Andrew Lawrence "Jack" Powers's obituary - Andrew Lawrence "Jack" Powers, 70, died unexpectedly at 8:48am Thursday, 2 May 1991 at home. He was a self-employed grain farmer for 25 years, and retired in 1984 from the maintenance department at Olin Brass Mill in East Alton. Memberships included the Jerseyville Elks and Moose Lodges. Born in Jerseyville on 30 January 1921 he was the son of the late Lewis and Goldie (Devening) Powers. He married the former Catherine M. "Kit" Powderly on 4 December 1940 in Elsberry, Missouri, and she died on 6 June 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine M. Webster of Hamburg and Mary M. Bennett of Kirkwood, Missouri; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Martin of Jerseyville; and three brothers, Kenneth and John Powers, both of Fieldon, and Charles Powers of Hardin. A brother, James Lewis Powers, preceded him in death. Burial was in Grimes-Neely cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(2aa) Lewis and Goldie (Devening) Powers's son Kenneth L. "Kenny" Powers's obituary - Kenneth L. "Kenny" Powers, 81, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Fieldon to Lewis Charles and Goldie Marie (Devening) Powers. He married the former Willrene "Billie" Moore on March 22, 1945, in Jacksonville, Fla. She survives. A 1940 graduate of Jersey Township High School, he served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Formerly of the Fieldon area, he began working on the family farm near Fieldon, where he worked for many years before retiring and moving to Jerseyville. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and was a loyal member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Lewis L. Powers of Jerseyville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Beverly Morrison of Taylorville, Ill., and Rebecca and Clyde Anderson of Richmond, Ill.; six grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Angie, Benjamin and his wife, Sarah, Steven Morrison and Kristen, Erika and Stanley Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Riley, Reagan, Emily and Owen Morrison; and one brother, Charles Powers of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pauline Martin; three brothers, James Lewis Powers, Andrew "Jack" Powers and John Powers; and a son-in-law, George Morrison.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville. Visitation resumed from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fieldon United Church of Christ. Dr. Donald Burkhalter officiated. Burial was at Grimes Cemetery in Jerseyville, with military graveside services provided by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

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Kenneth L. Powers's wife Willrene B. "Billie" (Moore) Powers"s obituary - Willrene B. "Billie" Powers, 81, died unexpectedly at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville after suffering an apparent brain aneurysm. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Jacksonville, Fla., the daughter of Charles R. and Marguerite (Soder) Moore. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and it was there that she met her future husband, Kenneth L. Powers, who was stationed with the U.S. Navy. They married on March 22, 1945, and he soon brought the city girl to Fieldon, where they established a home in the Fieldon bottoms where they farmed and raised their family of three children. They spent many happy years on the farm until moving to Jerseyville in 1992. They enjoyed 10 years in town together before he died Oct. 30, 2003. She was a loyal and active member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ for 63 years, as well as a 51-year member of the Jersey County Home Extension, where she served as secretary. In her younger years, she served as a 4-H leader for her children's groups and enjoyed utilizing her creative side, whether it was painting, flower arranging or gardening. She enjoyed traveling extensively with her husband and friends and was a consistent St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Surviving are a son, Lewis Powers of Jerseyville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Morrison of Taylorville and Rebecca and Clyde Anderson of Richmond; six grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Angie Morrison, Benjamin and Sarah Morrison and Steven and Mindy Morrison, all of Taylorville, Kristen Anderson of Carol Stream, Erika Anderson, a student at the University of Illinois at Champaign, and Stan Anderson, a student at Illinois State University at Normal; five great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Kendall and Gladys Moore of Virginia. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Holloway and Carolyn Coristin; and a son-in-law, George Morrison. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and will continue from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Fieldon United Church of Christ. The Rev. Barbara Alley will officiate. Burial will be at Grimes-Neeley Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the church or cemetery.

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(3aa) Lewis and Goldie (Devening) Powers's son Charles Lewis Powers's obituary - Charles Lewis Powers, 77, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Fieldon, the last of six children born to the late Lewis Charles and Goldie Marie (Devening) Powers. He grew up on the family farm in the bottoms of Fieldon and continued to farm his entire life, working briefly for Capri Sun in Granite City. After retirement, he continued to "hobby" farm south of Carrollton. He graduated from Jersey Township High School and was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Eldred American Legion and Jerseyville Elks Lodge 954. He enjoyed the many trips he took with his best friend, Bill Kadell, "touring" the tri-county area.

He is survived by his fiancee, Virginia "Pinky" Wagner of Carrollton; his children and their spouses, Connie and Roger Adcock of Kampsville and Marsha and Rick Zipprich, Sandy and Tom Sawyer and Mark and Cindy Wagner, all of Fieldon; 14 grandchildren, Charlie, Amy, Josh, Mary Beth, Mitchell, Amanda, Amy, Edwards, Erinn, Matt, Justin, Marissa, Luke and Jacob; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Donald P. Adcock on Sept. 29, 2007, a sister, Pauline Martin, and four brothers, James Lewis, Andrew "Jack," John and Kenneth Powers. The body was cremated. A memorial visitation, with a 7 p.m. Elks service, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A military presentation will follow. Memorials may be made to the Eldred American Legion, St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School in Jerseyville or St. Norbert's Catholic School in Hardin.

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Charles Powers's wife Helen Marie (Thompson) Powers's obituary - Helen Marie Powers, 73, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born in Hardin on April 27, 1934, one of three children born to the late Ernest and Rose M. (Schleeper) Thompson. As a young girl, she attended grade school in Hardin and graduated from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville. A resident of Hardin for many years, she retired from Calhoun County Ford and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, both in Hardin. She was a very active and social person and she always enjoyed being on the go. She loved spending time with family and friends and, in her quiet times, enjoyed gardening, quilting and crocheting.

She was formerly married to Charles Powers and surviving are their three daughters and their husbands, Connie and Rick Adcock of Kampsville and Marsha and Rick Zippich and Sandy and Tom Sawyer, all of Fieldon; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Kay Thompson of Jerseyville; and a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Barry Ritter of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. Memorials may be made to St. Norbert's Catholic School or to the Auxiliary House at St. Louis University Hospital.

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(5a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's son Roy L. Devening was born in 1898 in Jersey County, Il. He died in 1964. He is buried in Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. He married Edna L. Murray. She was born in 1906 and died 1978. She is buried in Kane Cemetery. Roy and Edna (Murray) Devening had these children-Ruth Devening, Lila Devening, and Mary Jean Devening.

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Roy Devening's wife Edna Louise (Murray) Devening's obituary - Edna Louise (Murray) Devening; Born 26 Nov 1906, Carrollton, IL.; Died 26 Nov 1978, Kane, IL.; Married Roy Devening (date and place not stated); Father Mathew Murray; Mother Nona VanMatre. Husband preceded in death in 1964. A resident of Hardin, IL. Survived by these children: Mrs. Frank (Lila) Cummings and Mrs. James (Ruth) Allen, both of Kane, and Mrs. Jack (Mary) Aderton of Hardin; 11 grand and two g-grandchildren; these sisters and brother: Fain Murray, Lyda Erwin and Helen Ferguson, Florence Hanks and Fay Fish, all of Kane. Preceded by one sister.

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(1aa) Roy and Edna (Murray) Devening's daughter Ruth V. (Devening) Allen, born in 1927, Greene County, Illinois, died Nov-1985, buried Kane Cemetery. Kane - Ruth V. (Devening) Allen's obituary - Ruth V. Allen, 58, died at 10:50 am Sunday at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Roy L. and Edna (Murray) Devening. On Jan 21, 1948, in Kane, she married James E. Allen, who survives.

Also surviving, are one daughter, Sherry Wise of Robinson; one grandson; and two sisters, Lila Cummings of Kane and Mary Jean Aderton of Hardin. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7 pm. Services will be at the funeral home at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev Peter Ely officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery.

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(2aa) Roy and Edna (Murray) Devening's daughter Lila Devening married Frank Cummings. They are both deceased. Frank and Lila (Devening) Cummings's had 7 children-Michael Alan Cummings, Tracie Lynn Cummings, Beverly (Cummings) Fessler, Barbara (Cummings) Yarrel, Betty (Cummings) Fenton, David Cummings, and Daniel Cummings.

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(1aaa) Roy and Edna (Murray) Devening's daughter Lila (Devening) Cummings's son Michael Cummings's obituary - Michael Cummings, Sunday, 05 June 2011. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Michael Alan Cummings of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Cummings, 42, died May 31 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center from complications from recent heart bypass surgery. He was born July 18, 1968 in Jerseyville, the son of Frank (FG) and Lila (Devening) Cummings of Kane. He married the former Susan Beiermann in 2009. He grew up in Kane and was a 1986 graduate of of Jersey Community High School. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carboneale and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was selected as a USAF recruiter. He was stationed in Alaska and FE Warren AFB, Wyoming, alongside his brother, David. He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for 4Quarters Excavation in Cheyenne. Also surviving are six children; six brothers and sisters, including Bev (Mike) Fessler of Dow and Tracie Cummings of Jerseyville; 14 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery where the Patriot Guard will lead his funeral procession and Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 will conduct military graveside services. Memorials may be made to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(2aaa) Frank and Lila (Devening) Cummings's daughter Tracie Lynn Cummings's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Tracie Lynn Cummings, 53, died at 11:28 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 24, 1961, one of seven children born of the late Frank and Lila (Devening) Cummings. Tracie grew up in Kane, and was a member of the Kane United Methodist Church. She loved life, her family and her church family. She attended Jerseyville schools, and had worked at McDonalds in Jerseyville, where she met many of her friends, and eagerly greeted her customers with a smile and a friendly word. She is survived by Barbara and Tom Yarrell of Cedar Park, Texas, Beverly and Michael Fessler of Dow, Betty and Denny Fenton of Alton, David and Judy Cummings of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dan and Lynn Cummings of Lewisville, Texas, Mark Cummings of Cheyenne, Tim Taviner, Tony Yarrell, Chris, Cindy, Kyle and Jon Fessler, Anna Cummings, Phillip and Drew Cummings, Alex, Mallory, Megan and Maks Cummings; along with many great nieces and nephews and cousins. She is also survived by two aunts, Mary Aderton of Hardin and Dorothy Cummings of Champaign. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Alan Cummings, on May 31, 2011. Visitation will be from 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, until time of funeral services at 3 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Per her wishes, she will be laid to rest alongside her parents at the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(3aa) Roy and Edna (Murray) Devening's daughter Mary Jean (Devening) Aderton's husband Jacques L. "Jack" Aderton's obituary - Jacques L. "Jack" Aderton, 90, died at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at his residence with his family by his side. Born Aug. 30, 1925, in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Ada Marie (Borman) Aderton. He married Mary Jean (Devening) Aderton on Dec. 23, 1965, in Key West, Fla. She survives. He was a retired farmer and an insurance sales agent for Rockford Insurance Co. for over 13 years. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was also a Korea veteran. Survivors include his wife, and four daughters: Janet L. (Ron) Tillotson of Hardin, Sarah Denise (Tim) Dougherty of Mt.Carmel, Ill., Susan L. (John) Jansen of Michael and Becky J. "Dink" (Billy) Cotner of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bo Prange of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Janie Bloomer and two infants; brother, Pete Aderton. He was a member of Hardin Presbyterian Church, Hardin American Legion, Hardin Masonic Lodge, The Calhoun Entertainment Company, Calhoun Volunteer Ambulance. He was a volunteer for the Ill. Valley Wildlife Refuge in Brussels, one of the first Eagle Scouts in Calhoun, and was a past Boy Scout leader. Jack was an avid sports fan. He loved life, boating and being on the river. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Masonic services at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the Hardin Presbyterian Church. Rev. Paul D. Frazier is officiating. Burial will be at Hardin City Cemetery with full military rites. Memorials may be to Hardin Swimming Pool, of which he donated the property, Calhoun Entertainment Company or the Hardin Presbyterian Church.

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(6a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's son Earl Devening was born 6-7-1892 in Jersey County, IL. He died 5-25-1958. He is buried at Grimes-Neely Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Lena Zeller 9-8-1914 in Jersey County, I. His wife Lena (Zeller) Devening died 11-29-1970 - Lena (Zeller) Devening's obituary - Lena Z. Devening, 80, died at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Visitation and service was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson of Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired cook, she was born January 27, 1890 in Jerseyville the daughter of David U & Sophia Zellar. She was a member of First Baptist Church and held membership in the Royal Neighbors of America and Ruby Rebekah Lodge. Her only survivors are nieces.

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Earl Devening later married Lillian P. (Decker) Devening - She died 01-25-1982, buried Grimes cemetery. Lillian P. (Decker) Devenings obituary - Lillian P. Devening, 89, of Route 3 Jerseyville died January 25, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jersey County, June 12, 1892, the daughter of William & Ellen (Chance) Decker.

Survivors are 1 grandson, Ronald Heraty, N Palm Beach, Florida; 2 Granddaughters, Carol Yocom of Jerseyville and Linda Winders of Mesa, AZ; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl, who died in 1958; 1 son, William Heraty and 1 grandson, William Heraty.

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(7a) James and Hester (Mefford) Devening's son Percy Devening was born in 1905 in Jersey County, Il, and died in 1965. He is buried at Kane Cemetery, Greene County, IL. He married Hazel Isabelle Stringer. She died October 30, 2002 - Percy Devening's wife Hazel Isabelle (Stringer) Devening's obituary - Hazel Isabelle Devening, 89, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born June 23, 1913, in Rockbridge, one of two daughters of Melvin and Cloy (Huff) Stringer. She grew up in Rockbridge and attended Rockbridge High School before marrying Percy Devening on Aug. 31, 1929, in Jerseyville. They shared nearly 36 years together before his death Nov. 20, 1965. For 44 years, Hazel was employed as the hotel manager at the Old Colonial Inn in Jerseyville, retiring in 1989 at the age of 76. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville.

She is survived by her only daughter, Doris McDanel of Jerseyville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Marcia and Bob McAninch of Godfrey and Greg and Pattie McDanel of Jerseyville; three great-grandchildren, Joshua McDanel, Brady and Mack McAninch, and some very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Mark McDanel, on March 23, 2001; and a sister, Enid Crotchett. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home (The Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville, with services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church. The Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiated. She was buried in Kane Cemetery.

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(1aa) Percy and Hazel (Stringer) Devening's daughter Doris (Devening) McDanel's husband Mark Lee Roy McDanel's obituary - Mark Lee Roy McDanel, 72, died unexpected at 9:03 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at St. Anthony's Hospital Emergency Room in Alton. Born Feb. 12, 1929, in Fayetteville, Ark., he was one of two sons born to the late William Ray Sr. and Marietta (Van Meter) McDanel. A graduate of Jersey Community High School in 1947, Mark entered the business sector where he remained throughout his adult life. He first purchased his father's pharmacy business in St. Louis. He then opened and operated McDanel Department Store in Jerseyville, along with Jerseyville Coin and Laundry. Upon the selling of both businesses, Mark purchased the Wood River Dairy Queen, which he operated for 17 years, making significant improvements during that time.

He married the former Doris Devening on March 10, 1956 in Alton, and she survives. Mark is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Pattie McDanel of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Bob McAninch of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Joshua McDanel, Brady and Mack McAninch; his mother-in-law, Hazel Devening of Jerseyville; and a sister-in-law and her family, Betty McDanel of Florissant, Mo. His only brother, William R. McDanel Jr., and his father-in-law, Percy Devening, have preceded him in death. Visitation were from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He was laid to rest in the Kane Cemetery.

(3) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son Lee Devening was born in Jersey County, IL. He married Catherine Hamilton. Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening had 7 children-Edwin "E.T" Devening, Hazel Devening, Margaret Devening, Truman Devening, and Paul Devening, Philip Devening, and Guy Devening.

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(1a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's son Edwin "E. T" Devening's obituary - Edwin "E. T." Devening, 75, died October 23, 1983 at Christian hospital ne in St. Louis. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Robert Broeder officiated and burial was in Gunterman cemetery. Born September 14, 1908 in Hardin, he was a son of the late Lee & Catherine (Hamilton) Devening and was a farmer and trustee of Gunterman cemetery.

His survivors include 1 son, Guy Devening of Fieldon; 3 daughters, Marie Jackson, Medora, Katherine Wessel, Fieldon; and 2 sisters, Hazel Devening and Margaret Hagen, both of Fieldon; 13 grandchildren. His wife, Minnie Hagen, died November 15, 1982. Masonic services were conducted by Fieldon Lodge. Memorials may be given to Gunterman cemetery.

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Edwin "E. T" Devening's wife Minnie Margaret (Hagen) Devening's obituary - Minnie Margaret Devening, 73, of Route 1 Fieldon died Nov. 15, 1982 at St. Anthony Hospital, Alton. She was born November 1, 1909 in Jersey County, a daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (Schmeller) Hagen.

Survivors are her husband, Edwin, whom she married July 18, 1940 in Elsberry, Missouri; 1 son, Guy Devening of Fieldon; 3 daughters, Marie Jackson, Medora, Katherine Wessel, Fieldon, and Pearl Snyders, Batchtown; 12 grandchildren and 1 sister, Dorothy Thomas of Fieldon. Her parents and 1 brother preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Gunterman cemetery.

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(2a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's daughter Hazel (Devening) Dunham's obituary - Hazel (Devening) Dunham, 89, died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Born July 3, 1912, in Fieldon, she was the daughter of Lee and Kate (Hamilton) Devening, now deceased. She married Edward Dunham Oct. 12, 1932. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1984. She was employed at the Jerseyville Shoe Factory and was a member of the Fieldon United Church of Christ.

Surviving are five children and their spouses, Joseph and Bernita Dunham of Fieldon, Ralph and Yonnie Dunham of Jerseyville, Faye Lavey of Fieldon, Jerry Burch of Nutwood and Steve and Deborah Haag of Jerseyville; 17 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were five brothers, Edwin, Paul, Truman, Phillip and Guy Devening, a sister, Margaret Hagen, a brother-in-law, Don Lavey, and a sister-in-law, Mae Burch. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, 712 West County Road. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Fieldon United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald Burkhalter officiating. Burial followed at Fieldon Cemetery.

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Hazel (Devening) Dunham's husband Edward H. Dunham's obituary - Edward H. Dunham, 73, farmer of Rural Route Fieldon, died April 12, 1983 at his home. Born October 10, 1910 in Jersey County, he was the son of the Late Otto & Mary (Freand) Dunham. Arrangements were in charge of Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon UCC with Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Hazel (Devening) Dunham whom he married October 12, 1932 at Jerseyville; 2 sons, Joseph of Fieldon and Ralph of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Faye Lavey of Fieldon and Deborah Haag of Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Otis Dunham, Jerseyville, and Robert Dunham, Alton; 4 sisters, Lillie Mundy, Imogene Burch and Nina Green, all of Jerseyville, Margie Green, Payson, Arizona and Ruth Russell, Hettick; 16 grandchildren and 9 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 1 grandchild.

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(Note: Edward Dunham's mother Mary Freand was the daughter of Rosa (Kraushaar) Freand, my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's aunt, and a sister to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar). Edward and Hazel (Devening) Dunham's daughter Deborah Dunham married Steven Haag who is the grandson of Eva (Westfall) Haag, my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's half sister.)

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(3a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's daughter Margaret Devening married Ernest Hagen 3-31-1937 in Jersey County, IL. I don't have any other information about Margaret or her family.

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(4a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening had a son Truman Devening. He died Jan. 1, 1999. He married Lauretta T. Pegue on Sept. 18, 1940 in Elsberry, Mo., and they resided and raised their family of eight children on their farm near Fieldon. She was born just northwest of Fieldon on Nov. 2, 1923, one of four children born to the late Anthony & Wilhemena "Minnie" (Antrae) Pegue. She died November 24, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home after a period of declining health. Children of Truman and Lauretta T. (Pegue) Devening were-Sherman Devening, Dayle Devening, Sharon (Devening) Wadlow, Marilyn (Devening) Rogers, Brenda (Devening) Waters, Linda (Devening) Eads, Janice Devening, and Gayle (Devening) McGill.

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Truman Devening's wife Lauretta T. (Pegue) Devening's obituary - Lauretta T. Devening, 91, died peacefully at 6:25 a.m., Monday, November 24, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home after a period of declining health. She was born just northwest of Fieldon on Nov. 2, 1923, one of four children born to the late Anthony & Wilhemena "Minnie" (Antrae) Pegue. Lauretta attended Jersey Township High School, and spent her professional career serving the students of Jersey County as a cook at both Fieldon Elementary and Illini Junior High School, however, her most treasured position in life was that of a servant of the Lord, and the most loving wife, mother and grandmother a family could possibly wish for. She dedicated herself to those she loved the most, and she will be missed dearly. She married Truman Devening on Sept. 18, 1940 in Elsberry, Mo., and they resided and raised their family of eight children on their farm near Fieldon. They enjoyed 58 years together before his death on Jan. 1, 1999. Surviving are her eight children & their spouses, Sherman & Betty Devening of Jerseyville, Dayle & Mary Lou Devening of Fieldon, Sharon & Clayton Wadlow of Jerseyville, Marilyn & Paul Rogers of Jerseyville, Brenda & Jeff Waters of Jerseyville, Linda & Les Eads of Jerseyville, Janice Devening, and her partner, Linda Powers of Godfrey, and Gayle & Mark McGill of Chesterfield; 16 Grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Kilcrane and Irene Krueger; and a brother, Francis J. Pegue. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Visitation will continue from 10 a.m, Saturday until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., at the Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Noel Gehm officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where she was a longtime and faithful member.

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(5a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's son Paul Devening's obituary - Paul Devening, 60, a farmer of Route 1 Fieldon, suffered a heart attack while taking a load of corn in his pickup to the elevator. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the scene in Richwood Township November 19, 1979. He was born May 4, 1919 in Jersey County, a son of Lee & Katie (Hamilton) Devening.

Survivors are his wife, Elsie (Blackorby) Devening; 1 son, Gary Devening of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Ferne Ridenour of Godfrey and Rosemary Oglesby of Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Edward and Truman Devening of Fieldon; 2 sisters, Hazel Dunham and Margaret Hagen of Fieldon; and 5 granddaughters.

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Paul Devening's wife Elsie Winona (Blackorby) Devening's obituary - Elsie Winona Devening, 64, died November 23, 1989, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Born in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Willis Braid & Mary E. (Ibuchanan) Blackorby. She married Paul Devening, October 1, 1941, in Elsberry, Missouri. He died November 19, 1979.

Surviving are 1 son, Gary Devening of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Ferne Audrey Ridenour of Godfrey and Rose Mary Oglesby of Fieldon; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Leon Blackorby of Jerseyville and 2 sisters, Minnie Long and Leona Blackorby. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Jean Erb officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be given to Fieldon church where she was a member.

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(1aa) Paul and Elsie (Blackorby) Devening's daughter Ferne Audrey Devening married Robert Wayne Ridenour and they had a daughter Amber Ridenour who married Jorge Luis Infante. Jorge and Amber (Ridenour) Infante had the following children-Anthony Wayne Infante and Robert Paul Infante.

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(6a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's son Philip Ray Devening was born 1-27-1923, and died 3-11-1934. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery.

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(7a) Lee and Catherine (Hamilton) Devening's son Clinton Guy Devening was born 9-13-1910, and died 5-6-1924. He is buried at Gunterman Cemetery.

(4) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son William Frederick Devening was born in 1865 in Jersey County, IL. He died in 1937. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Emma Caroline Mullikin.

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William Frederick Devening's wife Emma Caroline (Mullikin) Devening's obituary - Emma Caroline Devening, 91 years, 7 months, 6 days, of Kane, died February 5, 1960 at Watson Nursing Home in Jerseyville where she had been a patient for the past 2 and a half years. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. H. L. Potter of Kane officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Devening was born in Greene County, June 29, 1868, a daughter of the late William Russell and Mary Ann (Edwards) Mullikin. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Kane and held membership in the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Kane. She is survived by 2 sons, Mark F. Devening, Sr. of Dow and Clifton W. Devening of Kane; 6 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Pauline Devening of Jerseyville. Her husband, William Fredrick Devening, and 1 daughter, Ida Ann Devening preceded her in death.

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William Frederick and Emma Caroline (Mullikin) Devening had 3 children-Ida Ann Devening, Mark F. Devening, and Clifton W. Devening.

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(1a) William Frederick and Emma Caroline (Mullikin) Devening's daughter Ida Ann Devening was born in 1892, and died 1-28-1919. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(2a) William Frederick and Emma Caroline (Mullikin) Devening's son Mark F. Devening Sr. was born in 1897, and died 2-12-1965. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. He married Marietta Erwin the daughter of John and Alice (Boyer) Erwin. She was born in 1905, and died 7-21-1986. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. They had 2 sons-Arnold Clifton Devening, and Mark F. Devening Jr. who married Doris J. Gier 6-7-1947 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1aa) Mark F. and Marietta (Erwin) Devening's son Arnold Clifton Devening's obituary - Arnold Clifton Devening, age 84 died at 10:36 p.m, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born April 12, 1928 in Kane Illinois, son of Mark F. and Marietta (Erwin) Devening (both deceased). He married Alice Little August 18, 1950 in Jerseyville. She died February 8, 2009. He worked at Jersey Community School District Unit 100 as a custodian for 20 years and had also worked for 25 years at Jersey State Bank. He was a Korean War Decorated Combat Veteran. Survivors include, 2 daughters, Nancy L. Devening of Jerseyville and Louise & Dan Irwin of Jerseyville; 1 son, Russell & Linda Devening, of Jerseyville; and 1 grandchild, Samuel Devening. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; father & mother, Mark F. & Marietta Devening; and brother, Mark Devening, Jr. Per his request, his body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and per his request, no memorial service will be held. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, who are handling arrangements.

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(3a) William Frederick and Emma Caroline (Mullikin) Devening's son Clifton W. Devening was born 15 Jul 1902, and died 2-26-1978. He married Anna Belle Ferguson, the daughter of William and Gertie Ferguson. She died 9-10-1991. She and her husband Clifton W. Devening are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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William and Emma (Mullikin) Devening's son Clifton W. Devening's obituary - Clifton W. Devening born 15 Jul 1902, Jersey Co., IL; Died 26 Feb 1978, Carrollton, IL; Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL. Married Anna Belle Ferguson in 1934 (place not stated); Father William Devening; Mother Emma Mullikin. A resident of Kane, IL. Survived by his wife; these children: William of Jerseyville, James of Tekmah, Neb., Paul of Oletha, Kans., and Robert of Minneapolis, Minn; and 15 grandchildren. Preceded by one brother and one sister.

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Clifton W. Devening's wife obituary Anna Belle (Ferguson) Devening's obituary - Anna Belle (Ferguson) Devening; Born 15 Aug 1908, Ashland, IL.; Died 10 Sep 1991, Carrollton, IL; Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, IL.; Married Cifton Devening on 3 Nov 1934 in Kane, IL.; Father William Ferguson; Mother Gertie Austin. Husband preceded in death 26 Feb 1978. A resident of Kane, IL. Survived by four sons: William Devening of Kane, Robert Devening of Minneapolis, Minn., James Devening of Tekamah, Neb., and Paul Devening of Olathe, Kans.; 15 grand and 11 g-grandchildren. Preceded by two brothers: L. S. Ferguson and Leslie Ferguson.

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(1aa) Clifton and Anna Belle (Ferguson) Devening's son William C. "Bill" Devening's obituary - William C. "Bill" Devening, 77, died unexpectedly at 5:52 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in the emergency room at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kane, on May 7, 1936, the son of the late Clifton and Annabelle (Ferguson) Devening. Bill graduated from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, and was a Laclede Steel Company retiree. He married the former Patricia (Stiritz) Richardson on Sept. 11, 2008, in Roodhouse, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clifton Devening of Mt. Sterling, and Jon and Tammy Devening of Jerseyville; two daughters, Donna Devening Brooks and Jane Devening both of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four stepchildren and their spouses, Tina Marie Hendricks, and her fiance, Dale of Alton, Dina and Anthony Kelso of Kane, Teddi Sue Bartholomew of Alton, and Richard and Renee Bartholomew of Kane; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Beverly Devening and Paul Devening of Tekamah, Neb., and Robert and Roseann Devening of Crystal, Minn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Eldon Devening; a grandson, and a granddaughter. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 am. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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(1aaa) William C. "Bill" Devening's son Eldon R. Devening's obituary - Eldon R. Devening, 56, of Auburn, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home. He was born February 9, 1957 in Springfield, the son of William and Shirley Beers Devening. He married Sherrie L. Sexton on March 20, 1993. Eldon worked many years in retail management and was last employed as manager at Harper's in Auburn. Surviving are his wife, Sherrie; one daughter, Kylie, at home; one sister, Donna Brooks of TN; and one brother, Cliff of Nashville, IL. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial will be in West Cemetery, Thayer.

(5) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son Henry C. Devening was born 3-4-1868 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-17-1953. He is buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Pauline Mullikin. She was born 11-10-1878, and died 5-2-1961. She is buried in Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. They had a daughter-Mildred Devening.

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(1a) Henry and Pauline (Mullikin) Devening's daughter Mildred M. (Devening) Fraley's obituary - Mildred M. (Devening) Fraley, 74, of R1 Carrollton, died April 3 at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Services were conducted by Rev. Kent Tremble at Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton and burial was in Carrollton city cemetery. A native of Alton, she married Estel Fraley in 1923. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Willie (Lila) Vanausdoll and Mrs. Don (Mamie) Shelton, both of Fieldon; 3 sons, Orville of Anabel, MO, Ralph and Raymond, both of Carrollton; 22 grandchildren and 13 g-grandchildren.

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Mildred (Devening) Fraley's husband Estel Fraley was the son of Theodore and Rachel (McDanel) Fraley. Estel Fraley was born in 1904, and died in 1979. He is buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton Township, Greene County, IL. He married Mildred M. Devening in 1923. She was born in 1903. She died in 4-3-1977. She is buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton Township, Greene County, IL. After her death Estel Fraley married Sara Ann Goodwin. Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley had 5 children-Orville Fraley, Ralph Fraley, Raymond Fraley, Lila Fraley, and Mamie Fraley.

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(1aa) Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley's son Orville Fraley lives in Anabel, MO.

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(2aa) Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley's son Raymond Roy Fraley was born 12-15-1936 in rural Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He died 12-19-2003 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. He is buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton Township, Greene County, IL. He married Ruth Ryan 9-29-1955n at Bethel Baptist Church near Jerseyville, IL. He farmed in the Carrollton, IL area. Raymond and Ruth (Ryan) Fraley had 4 children-Douglas Fraley of Roodhouse, IL, Mark Fraley and his wife Patty (Shade) Fraley of Carrollton, IL, Cindy Fraley who married Gary Petry of Carrollton, IL, and Kim Fraley who married Rick Steinacher of Carrollton, IL.

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(3aa) Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley's son Ralph Loren Fraley was born 1-13-1933 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. He died 3-10-2005 in rural Carrollton, Greene County, IL. He is buried at the Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton Township, Greene County, IL. He married Billy Lou Hildred 7-17-1953. Ralph and Billy Lou (Hildred) Fraley had 4 children-Debbie Fraley who married Fred Wolfe of Mahomet, IL, Sherry Fraley who married Darold Range of Greenfield, IL, Lucinda Fraley who married Brian Strotheide of Maryville, IL, and Lance Fraley born 9-26-1969 in Carrollton, Greene County, IL, and died 8-13-2003 in an automobile accident. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Amy Butler 9-12-1998. He had 2 children-Eli Fraley of Hamburg, IL, and Dakota Williams of Carrollton, IL.

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(4aa) Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley's daughter Lila Fraley married Willie Warren Vanausdoll 4-18-1947. He was born 2-13-1923 in rural Grafton, Jersey County, and died 10-7-2004 in rural Eldred, Greene County, IL. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was the son of Everett C. and M. Carlene (Quitt) Vanausdoll. He was a farmer in Jersey and Greene Counties in Illinois. They had 2 children-Eugene Vanausdoll of Clermont, GA, and Sandy Vanausdoll who married Dan Wagner of rural Carrollton, IL.

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(5aa) Estel and Mildred (Devening) Fraley's daughter Mamie Fraley married Ralph Donald Shelton 10-6-1948 and they live in Fieldon, IL.

(6) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's daughter Anna Sophia Devening was born 12-27-1863 in Jersey County, IL. She died 9-18-1943. She was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married George W. Edwards 9-21-1881 in Jersey County, IL. He was a son of William and Mary E. (Allen) Edwards. He was born 5-25-1861, and died 1-20-1941. He was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

(7) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son Philip Devening was born 10-19-1867 in Jersey County, IL. He died 3-13-1879. He was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township Jersey County, IL.

(8) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's daughter Margaret Devening was born in 1885 in Jersey County, IL. She died in 1948. She was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township Jersey County, IL.

(9) Frederick and Mary (Thurston) Devening's son Edward Devening was born 10-9-1884 in Jersey County, IL. He died 5-20-1906. He was buried at Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL.

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