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Asa N. Norris

Asa N. Norris - Jerseyville Republican 15 September 1904: Asa Norris, 28 years old, died of typhoid fever at his home ten miles northwest of city. Buried from family home. Rev. I. D. Crawford.

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Asa N. Norris married Catherine (Kate) Weisner 8-25-1900 in Jersey County, IL. Catherine (Kate) Weisner was born in 1881 and died 10-26-1937. She was the daughter of William and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar Weisner. Catherine Weisner was born near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

(Note: Catherine (Kate) Weisner was a half sister of my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's father Charles Kraushaar and a cousin to my mother. My mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's grandfather Frank Kraushaar Sr. (1836-1879) committed suicide in Sept. 1879 at the age of 43, when her father Charles Kraushaar was only 4. His wife Julia (Albert) Kraushaar and children found his body in the woods on their farm after he hadn't come home for several days. My mother's grandmother Julia (Albert) Kraushaar remarried to William Weisner 5-19-1881 after her first husband Frank Kraushaar Sr's death. They had 2 daughters-Catherine Weisner and Lena Weisner who were half sisters of my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's father Charles Kraushaar and cousins to my mother.)

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Catherine (Kate) Weisner married first Asa N. Norris. He died in 1904 at age 28 of Typhoid Fever at his home near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. After her first husband Asa N. Norris's death Catherine (Weisner) Norris remarried to Henry Albert Shults.

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Asa N. Norris's obituary - Asa N. Norris - Jerseyville Republican 15 September 1904: Asa Norris, 28 years old, died of typhoid fever at his home ten miles northwest of city. Buried from family home. Rev. I. D. Crawford.

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Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris had 2 daughters-Christena Rosa Norris and Anna Norris.

(1) Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's daughter Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner's obituary - Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner, 79 , of Jerseyville died 11-3-1983. Her funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church with the Revs. V. Clay Noah, Jr. And John Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She died at 4:15 am on 3 November 1983 at Washington Christian Village, Washington, Illinois. She was born 4 October 1904 in Jerseyville, daughter of the Late Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris.

She is survived by her Husband, Walter A. Kirchner whom she married 28 May 1927 in Jerseyville; one daughter, Ruth Walls of East Peoria; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. The First Baptist church of Jerseyville of which she was a member was named as a memorial. Gubser Funeral Home arrangements.

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Christena R. (Norris) Kirchner's husband Walter A. Kirchner's obituary - Walter A. Kirchner, died 02-04-1992. Unknown newspaper, 4 February 1992: Quincy - Former Jerseyville resident, Walter A. Kirchner, 91, died at 5:45 am today, 4 February 1992 at Sunset Home in Quincy. He was a retired self-employed painter. Born on 24 June 1900 in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Alvena (Hooper) Kirchner. On 28 May 1927 in Jerseyville, he married the former Christena R. Norris. She died 3 November 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth E. Walls of Decatur, Georgia, two grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Graveside services was conducted at noon Thursday at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. The Revs. Leland and David Walls officiated. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist church of Jerseyville, where he was a member, or to the Sunset Home, 418 Washington St., Quincy, Illinois 62301. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1a) Walter and Christena (Norris) Kirchner's daughter Ruth Evelyn (Kirchner) Walls's obituary - Walls, 1/14/2014 - Ruth Evelyn Walls, a resident of Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody, age 85, died January 14, 2014. Ruth was predeceased by husband, Rev. Leland Walls, who passed away in 1998. She is survived by two sons, Rev. David and Pat Walls of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and Daniel and Claire Walls of Chamblee, Georgia; grandchildren Bryan and Amber Walls of Dallas, Texas and Angela Walls of Chamblee, Georgia. She was born November 30, 1928 in Jerseyville, Illinois. She was the only child of Walter and Christena Kirchner. She graduated from Jerseyville High School in 1946 and went to Illinois College for two years majoring in English. On June 19, 1949 she married Leland Walls, who became a United Methodist minister and pastored in the Central Illinois area for forty years. Ruth Walls was an active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. A memorial service and celebration of Ruth's life will be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church on January 17th at 11:30 AM, with visitation one hour prior at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305.

(2) Asa and Catherine (Weisner) Norris's daughter Anna Norris was born 10-8-1901 in Jersey County, Il. She died in a tragic automobile accident 10-14-1922 at age 18 - Miss Anna Norris, 18 years of age, was instantly killed at eight-thirty o'clock Saturday evening in Jerseyville when an automobile in which she was riding collided with a horse and spring wagon driven by James Waters and Harvey Munde. The two young men are not residents of Jerseyville, but have been employed by Richard Voorhees, a farmer in Jersey County. Miss Norris was riding with her fiance, Russell Campbell, and was on her way to Whitehall where she and Campbell were to have been married Sunday afternoon. They were going to the home of Campbell's cousin, where the marriage ceremony was to have been performed.

A heavy misty rain was falling that evening and Campbell's vision through the windshield was blurred so that he could not see the approaching horse and rig. The ordinances of the city of Jerseyville do not compel the owner of a rig to have lights, and it was impossible for Campbell to see the wagon. The horse was picked up by the front of Campbell's automobile and thrown on top of the car, the weight of the animal crushing the windshield, which caused the fracture of Miss Norris' skull just above the nose. Campbell escaped with only minor injuries, but he was rendered unconscious for several minutes. After regaining consciousness Campbell picked the girl up in his arms and carried her into the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Voorhees, where medical aid was summoned, but to no avail. The occupants of the wagon were thrown from the right, but neither was injured. The horse was severely cut and bruised and three shoes were torn from its feet. Campbell was taken from the scene of the accident to the home of his aunt in Jerseyville where he is said to be in a critical nervous condition.

The coroner's inquest was conducted by Dr. B. M. Brewster of Fieldon, Sunday morning and the jury returned a verdict of death caused by a fractured skull. Miss Norris was the daughter of Mrs. Henry Shults, of Jerseyville, and she made her home with her mother and stepfather in the northeast part of the city. The engagement of Miss Norris and Campbell was known by her family and friends, but her immediate family was not aware of the fact that the girl had left home that evening for Whitehall, where she was to have been married the following day. Miss Norris was an employee of the International Shoe Company in Jerseyville and just a few ours preceding her death she had completed payment on furniture for her new home. She is survived by a sister, Miss Christine Norris, her mother, step-father and a half brother.

Campbell and four Companions, Anthony Vahle, Edward Krueger, Leslie Bridges and Leo Tuchy, all of Jerseyville, have spent the summer in North Dakota in the harvest fields and Campbell and Vahle returned to Jerseyville only a few days before the accident. Campbell was 21 years of age and was the son of the late Charles Campbell, a prominent farmer of English township, Jersey County. The death of Miss Norris is the third in the Shults family within less than six months. In April, Mr. and Mrs. Shults lost twin daughters, nine months of age. Their deaths were due to pneumonia.

The funeral of Miss Norris will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Baptist church of which she was a member. Rev. Joseph Jenkins will officiate and the interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery beside the Shults twins, half sisters of the deceased. The automobile accident Saturday night is the first in Jersey County that has resulted in a fatality, a record that probable surpasses every other county in the state of Illinois.

Henry Albert Shults

After her first husband Asa Norris's death Catherine (Weisner) Norris married Henry Albert Shults who was born 2-4-1869, and died 12-31-1954. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Henry Albert Shults and Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults had a son William Henry Shults, and twin daughters Marie Florence Shults and Maurita Fay Shults.

(1) Henry Albert Shults and Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults's son William Henry Shults was born 8-14-1814, and died 11-6-1974. William Henry Shults married Ethel Mae Boomer 10-10-1935 in Jersey County, IL. William Henry Shults's wife - Ethel M. (Boomer) McGowen, 82, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Jersey County to Roy and Delia Ione (Gettings) Boomer. She married William Henry Shults Oct. 10, 1935, in Jerseyville. He died in November 1974. She married Walter E. McGowen Oct. 20, 1978, in Jerseyville. He survives. A homemaker, she was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter and her husband, Pat and Jim Rench of Jerseyville; three stepsons and their wives, Gene and Becky McGowen of Brighton, Mike McGowen and Tim and Tonya McGowen, all of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters and their husbands, Violet and Wilbert Fraley, Inez and Joe French, Naomi and Charles Webster, all of Jerseyville, and Eva McIntire of Rosewood Heights. Besides her parents and first husband, preceding her in death was a daughter, Shirley Schnieder.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services took place at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to Charity Christian Church Building Fund, Alzheimer's Disease Research or Peace United Church of Christ.

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William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults had 2 daughters-Patricia Louise Shults, and Shirley Shults.

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(1a) William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults's daughter Patricia Louise (Shults) Rench, 60, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at Jersey Community Hospital after a four-year fight with ovarian cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Jerseyville to William H. Shults and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults McGowen. A 1960 graduate of Jersey Community High School, she began working at Rudolph's Department Store in Jerseyville, where she and her future husband both worked. After her marriage, she elected to stay home and care for her family. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, reading a book a day, and especially enjoyed decorating, a hobby that was enhanced by assisting her daughter at the Red Rooster in Jerseyville. She married James K. Rench Dec. 28, 1963, in Waterloo and they have shared and enjoyed 39 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter, Penny Rench of Jerseyville; a nephew and his wife, Robert and Bev Schneider of Jerseyville; and her mother-in-law, Lois Rench of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Shirley Schneider. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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(2a) William and Ethel Mae (Boomer) Shults's daughter Shirley Mae Shults was born 05 Apr 1938 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died 18 Jun 1978 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri. Her burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. She married Robert Eugene Schneider, son of Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia Neely. He was born 08 Feb 1931 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, and died 28 Jan 1968 in Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri. He married Shirley Mae Shults on 10 Oct 1955 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He was a Corporal in Company B for 434 Engineers in Korean War. Robert Eugene Schneider and Shirley Mae Shults had 3 children-Richard E. Schneider, married 1st Kimberly Ann Looper, and they had 2 daughters, Brandy Sue Schneider born Oct. 1980, died Jan. 20, 1981, and Tonya Jean Schneider, and then Richard E. schneider married 2nd Suzanne (maiden name not known) and they had a son Adam Schneider; Robert Schneider married Beverly Jean weller, and they had 2 children, Ryan William Schneider and Sarah Elizabeth Schneider; and Lisa Renee Scheider married Gregory Dee kramer and they had a daughter Heather Leigh Kramer.

Shirley Mae Shults's husband Robert Eugene Schneider's father Frank Schneider was born 19 Jul 1890 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, and died 30 Jan 1977 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. He married Ida Virginia Neely on 26 Feb 1910 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, daughter of John W. Neely and Mary Jane Elizabeth Hirst. He was buried Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia were married 26 Feb 1910, in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Children of Frank Schneider and Ida Virginia Neely were-Frank William Schneider, born 27 Apr 1911, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 03 Jul 1993, Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Mildred Virginia Schneider, born 14 Nov 1913, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 08 Aug 1990, Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; Wilburt Harold Schneider; Marcella Mae Schneider; Paul Sylvester Schneider, Sr., born 02 Mar 1925, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 15 Oct 2003, Alton, Madison County, Illinois at home; Patsy Ruth Ann Schneider, born 17 Feb 1929, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 15 Dec 1999, Alton, Madison County, Illinois; Robert Eugene Schneider, born 08 Feb 1931, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 28 Jan 1968, Hazelwood, Saint Louis County, Missouri.

(2) Henry Albert Shults and Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults also had twin daughters who died in infancy, Marie Florence Shults and Maurita Fay Shults both born 7-20-1921 and both died at 9 months of age on the same day of pneumonia 4-23-1922.

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Henry Albert Shults and Catherine (Weisner) Norris Shults and their twin daughters and son and Catherine's daughters from her first marriage to Asa Norris are all buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL.

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William Hadley DeBord

William Hadley DeBord (or DeBoard), son of Benjamin and Nancy (Summers) DeBord, was born June 2, 1832 in Norris City, White Co., IL, and died Feb. 28, 1914 in Cass Co., Iowa. He married Jan. 1, 1865 to Martha Elizabeth Clark. She was born March 7, 1844 in Brushy, MO, and died Dec. 3, 1934 in Cass Co., Iowa. They lived in Wisconsin until 1872 when they moved to Iowa and purchased a farm on what was known as the old Wisconsin ridge northeast of Walnut, IA. Children of William Hadley DeBord and Martha Elizabeth Clark were-Emma Olive DeBord born Oct. 13, 1865 in Wisconson, died Feb. 8, 1958, married Feb. 13, 1889 to George Shaw; John William DeBord born July 4, 1868 in Wisconson, died June 30, 1935 (never married); Charles Allen DeBord born Oct. 7, 1870 in Wisconsin, died June 12, 1952 Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, married Feb 23, 1896 to Edna Mae Blakeslee born Aug. 25 1877, died Mar. 18 1904; Mary Elizabeth DeBord born Oct 17 1873, died Oct 17 1873; and Oscar Leroy DeBord born Nov 12 1876, died Jan. 1 1887.

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William Hadley DeBord's obituary - William Hadley DeBord, son of Benjamin and Nancy DeBord, was born in Norris City, White Co., Ill., on the 2nd day of June, 1832, and departed this life Feb. 28, 1914. He was the youngest of a family of nine, seven of whom were girls. He was married in Plattville, Grant Co., Wis., on the 1st day of Jan,. 1866 to Miss Martha E. Clark and to this union five children were born, two of whom died in infancy, thus leaving the wife and three children to mourn their loss. He moved to Iowa with his family in the year 1872 and located to a farm about nine miles north-west of Marne.

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William Hadley DeBord's wife Martha Elizabeth (Clark) DeBord's obituary - Walnut IA Newspaper: Mrs Martha Elizabeth DeBord, 90, grand niece of the late Martha Washington and a well known resident of the Walnut and Marne communities for a long period of years, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the Jones hospital in Atlantic. She was born in Brushy, MO. March 27, 1844 being a daughter of the late John and Mary Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Debord made their home in Wisconsin until 1872 when they moved to Iowa and purchased a farm on what was known as the old Wisconsin ridge northeast of Walnut, IA. Mr. DeBord purchased the farm from the government. Five children were born to this union: Oscar Leroy and Mary Elizabeth preceded Mr. and Mrs Debord in death. Surviving Mrs Debord are three children, Mrs. George Shaw, John W. and Charles A. DeBord all of Atlantic; one sister, Mrs. Isabelle Brindley of Cumberland , seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Mrs. DeBord was a granddaughter of a sister of Martha Washington, wife of George Washington, first president of the Unted States.

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(1) William Hadley DeBord and Martha E. (Clark) DeBord's son Charles Allen DeBord was born Oct 8, 1870 in Wisconsin, and died Jun 12, 1952 in Cass Co., Iowa. He married Edna Mae Blakeslee. She was born Aug 25, 1877 in Cass Co., IA, and died Mar 18, 1904 in Cass Co., IA. She was a daughter of Obed and (Hannah) Melissa (Williams) Blakeslee. They were married In Cass Co.. IA Feb 23, 1896. Edna's death at age 26 was due to complications after the birth of her daughter Lola Mae DeBord. Children of Charles Allen DeBord and Edna Mae Blakeslee were-Alma Arlene DeBord born Jan 30, 1897 in IA, died Jan 23 1997 in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, married Arthur Earl Saltmarsh; Arlie Elwood DeBord born in Sep 21, 1898 in Iowa, and died in Aug 1975 in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa, married Dorothea Davis; and Lola Mae DeBord born Mar 9, 1904 in IA, died Apr 13, 1982 in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, married John Henry Marxen Sr.

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(1a) Charles Allen DeBord and Edna Mae (Blakeslee) DeBord's son Arlie Elwood DeBord was born in Sep 21, 1898 in Iowa, and died in Aug 1975 in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa. He married Dorothea Davis Mar 19, 1919. She was born Dec 14, 1895, and died in Feb 1982 in Cass Co., IA. Children of Arlie Elwood DeBord and Dorothea Davis were-Arlene DeBord born Nov. 22, 1919, in Marne, IA, died Nov. 18, 2008 in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA, married Allie Richard Strickland; Norma Jean DeBord born Nov. 22, 1919, in Marne, IA (twin to Arlene), died Nov 9, 2009 in Framingham, Mass; Wayne DeBord, and Edward DeBord.

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(1aa) Arlie Elwood and Dorothea (Davis) DeBord's daughter Wilma Arlene (DeBord) Strickland's obituary - Wilma Arlene Strickland, Nov. 22, 1919 - Nov. 18, 2008. Wilma Arlene Strickland, 88, of Atlantic, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Wilma Arlene DeBord, daughter of Arlie Elwood and Dorthea (Davis) DeBord was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Marne. As a child, she lived in several places including Burns, Kansas, and Rogers, Arkansas. They also lived in Marne, Anita, and Atlantic. Arlene was baptized on March 22, 1959, at the First Christian Church in Atlantic. On June 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Allie Richard Strickland in Maryville, Mo. The Lord blessed this union with three children; Cheryl, Carolyn and Janet. Most of Arlene and Allie's married life was spent farming in the Exira, Atlantic and Wiota areas. She loved being a farmer's wife and assisted Allie on the farm where they raised their children. After retirement, they built a home in Wiota and lived there until Allie's death, at which time Arlene moved into the Heritage House in Atlantic. Arlene was a very devoted wife, Mom and Grandma. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Arlene enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, canning and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her twin sister, Jean, and enjoyed trips to Framingham, Mass., to visit her.

Those who will always cherish her memory include her daughters, Cheryl Scarf of Atlantic, Carolyn Buckingham and her husband, David of Antioch, Ill., and Janet Madsen and her husband, Robert of Storm Lake; her grandchildren, Kim Williams of Exira, Allen Scarf and his wife, Melinda of Audubon, David Scarf of Omaha, Neb., Lynda Stearns and her husband, Mark of Center Harbor, N.H., Melissa Buckingham of Kenosha, Wis., Rhonda Johnson of Norwalk, and Kevin Madsen and his wife, Lisa of Muscatine; her 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Jean Anderson of Framingham, Mass.; her brother, Wayne DeBord and his wife, Betty of Atlantic; her sisters-in-law, Ramona Strickland of Woodward, Doris Strickland of Anita, and Marjorie Strickland of N.C.; her brother-in-law, Howard Strickland of N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Arlene is preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Dorthea DeBord; her husband, Allie Strickland; her brother, Edward DeBord; her son-in-law, Howard Scarf; her grandson, David Buckingham; her brothers-in-law, Joe, Don, Clarence, Robert and Ralph Strickland; and sisters-in-law, Emma Anderson, Grace Rochholz and Vera Strickland. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov.21, 2008, in the chapel at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic with Pastor Dale Kesterson officiating. Burial will be in the Exira Cemetery in Exira. Visitation will be from 12 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, with the family present to greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. The family of Mrs. Strickland appreciates the many expressions of sympathy and concern. We invite you to meet with the family in the Hockenberry Family Care Community Room following the committal service in Exira. Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.

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(2aa) Arlie and Dorothea (Davis) DeBord's daughter Norma Jean (DeBord) Anderson's obituary - Norma Jean (DeBord) Anderson, 89 yrs old, died Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham, after a short illness. She was born in Marne, Iowa, daughter of the late Arlie and Dorothea (Davis) DeBord. She was a resident of Framingham for over 40 yrs and had worked as a salesperson at Sears & Roebuck in Natick for many yrs. Norma Jean is survived by 2 Sons. Dallas D. Anderson and his wife Marty of Framingham, Lynn Anderson of Framingham, 2 Daughters, Silvia Anderson of Framingham, Kathy F. DiFranza and her husband Lenny of Randolph, 1 Brother, Wayne DeBord of Atlantic, Iowa, 4 Grandchildren, Brett Anderson and his wife Caryn, Amy Anderson, Melissa DiFranza. Beth DiFranza, 3 Great grandchildren, Nicholas Anderson, Elizabeth Anderson, Meadow Rose Anderson, also many Nieces and Nephews, and Sister of the late Edward DeBord, and Arlene Strickland. Funeral services will take place on Friday, Nov 13,2009 at 10 am in the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St, Framingham. Burial will be in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Calling Hrs at the funeral home are on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009 from 5-8 pm and also on Friday, Nov 13,2009 from 9am to 10 am prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy in Norma Jeans memory may be made to the Library at perkins institute, 175 North Beacon St, Watertown, MA, 02472.

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(3a) Charles Allen DeBord and Edna Mae (Blakeslee) DeBord's daughter Lola Mae DeBord was born Mar 9, 1904 in IA, and died Apr 13, 1982 in Atlantic, Cass Co., IA. She married John Henry Marxen, Sr. They had the following children-John Henry Marxen, Jr; Iona Wynogene (Mickey) Marxen; Shirley Lois Marxen; and Ralph Marxen.

John Deboard

John Deboard, a son of George Deboard and Lydia Debord, and grandson of John Deboard, was born in 1808 in Surry Co., NC, and died in 1870 in Cross Co., AR. John DeBoard married Emily Somers (or Summers) on 18 May 1831 in Surry Co., NC, Emily Summers was born in 1812 in NC. Children of John and Emily (Summers) DeBoard were-George Washington DeBoard born 14 Apr 1832 in Washington Co., Va; Louisa "Loucinda" DeBoard born 1834 in VA; John Calvin DeBoard born 7 Dec 1835 in Smyth Co., VA; Morgan Lilbern DeBoard born 5 Nov 1837 in Smyth Co., VA; Hamilton DeBoard born 1839 in VA; Margaret Jane DeBoard born 26 Jul 1843 in McMinn Co., TN; Mary Elizabeth DeBoard born 3 May 1847 in McMinn Co., TN; Ivy Gerome DeBoard born 25 Nov 1849 in McMinn Co., TN; and Wiley Jarrett DeBoard born 4 Feb 1852 in White Co., IL.

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(1) John and Emily (Summers) DeBoard's son George Washington DeBoard was born 14 Apr 1832 in Washington Co., Va, and died 17 Feb 1890 in Indian Creek, White Co., IL. George W. DeBoard married 1st Sarah M. Simmons on 12 Nov 1853 In White Co., IL. His 1st wife Sarah M. Simmons was born in 1833 in IL. He married 2 Anna Abigail Garrett 22 Dec 1876 in White Co., IL. She was born 1835 in IL. He married 3rd Martha Ann Shaw 15 Nov 1883 in White Co IL. She was born 3 Jul 1850 in Gallatin Co., IL. Children of George Washington DeBoard and his 1st wife Sarah M. Simmons were-Millage Henderson DeBoard born 11 Sep 1854 in White Co., IL; Silas Albert DeBoard born abt. 1856 in IL; Wright Alexander DeBoard born 4 Dec 1857 in IL; Calvin C. DeBoard born 1865 in IL; Francis DeBoard born Oct 1869 in IL; Children of George Washington DeBoard and his 3rd wife Martha Ann Shaw were-Ollie Alta DeBoard born 26 Sep 1884 in White Co., IL; and John Walter DeBoard born Nov 1887.

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(1a) George Washington DeBoard and Sarah M. (Summers) DeBoard's son Millage Henderson DeBoard was born 11 Sep 1854 in White Co., IL, and died 15 Feb 1942 in Norris City, White Co., IL/ He married Laura A. Middleton on 22 Dec 1878 in Stoddard Co., MO. Sarah M. Summers was born 1833 in IL. Children of Millage Henderson DeBoard and Sarah M. (Summers) DeBoard were-Sherman Lee DeBoard born 26 Oct 1879 in MO, died 11 Sep 1950 in Saline Co., IL, married Frances Leona Boyd in 1902, born Dec 1882 in Norris City, White Co., IL; Carra DeBoard born Dec 1882 in IL, died 1964, married Joseph Harry Bryant 30 Aug 1903 in White Co., IL, born Jan 1881; Effie DeBoard born 1883, married Edgar Flota born 21 Mar 1883; Zoa DeBoard born Sep 1887 in IL, married Albert Biggerstaff; and Frances DeBoard born Dec 1893 in IL.

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(1aa) Millage Henderson DeBoard and Sarah M. (Summers) DeBoard's son Sherman Lee DeBoard was born 26 Oct 1879 in MO, and died 11 Sep 1950 in Saline Co., IL. He was a teacher at Enfield High School in White Co., IL. He married Frances Leona Boyd in 1902. She was born Dec 1882 in Norris City, White Co., IL. Children of Sherman Lee DeBoard and Frances Leona (Boyd) DeBoard were-Merrell DeWayne DeBoard born 9 Oct 1904, died 15 Oct 1991, WWII MSGI US Army Air Force Veteran, buried Jefferson Barracks National Cem., St. Louis, MO, married Evelyn J. Clark in 1944; Lyman R. DeBoard born 18 Nov 1906 in IL; Carl O. DeBoard born 1910 in IL, died 01 Jul 1983, married Josephine Masoner in Aug 1934; and Robert K. DeBoard born in 1914 in IL.

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(1aaa) Sherman Lee DeBoard and Frances Leona (Boyd) DeBoard's son Merrell DeWayne DeBoard's wife Evelyn J. (Clark) DeBoard's obituary - Evelyn J. DeBoard, 83, Brentwood, Tenn., formerly of Carmi, died Sunday June 1, 2003 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. DeBoard was born June 9, 1919 in White County, the daughter of Robert O. and Helen (Wardell) Clark. She married Merrell DeWayne DeBoard in 1944, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1991. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Smith of Brentwood, Tenn.; a son, Robert DeBoard of Mascoutah; four grandchildren, Heather Ingram, Allison DeBoard, Bradley and Alana Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Storm and Erica Ingram. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, the Rev. Nicholas Showalter officiating. Burial will be at West Union Cemetery near Carmi. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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(1aaa) Sherman Lee DeBoard and Frances Leona (Boyd) DeBoard's son Carl O. DeBoard's wife Josephine (Masoner) DeBoard's obituary - Josephine DeBoard, 94, Enfield, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2005 at White County Medical Center in Carmi. She was born Dec. 10, 1910 in Brinkman, Okla., the daughter of James Isaac and Maggie Jane (Smith) Masoner. She married Carl O. DeBoard in August 1934, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1983. She was a homemaker and member of Carmi Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, LaMoyne Hartsell of Magnolia, Ark., Jane and Jerry Turpin of Enfield and Mary Jo and Derek Froome of Kanata, Ontario, Canada; a son, Carl W. DeBoard of Ketchikan, Alaska; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.

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(2) John and Emily (Summers) DeBoard's son Ivy Gerome DeBoard was born 25 Nov 1849 in McMinn Co., TN, and died 17 Mar 1900 in Howell Co., MO. His burial was at Center Hill Cem., Mountain View, MO. He married Martha Louisa Davis 9 Sep 1868 in White Co., IL. She was born 12 Jun 1850 in White Co., IL. Children of Ivy Gerome DeBoard and Martha Louisa Davis were-Martha Amelia DeBoard born 1869 in IL; Sarah Emma Deboard born 18 Sep 1871 in IL; Cora Elizabeth "Bettie" DeBoard born 24 Jul 1874 in IL; Lucy Wesley DeBoard born 24 Aug 1876 in White Co., IL; Mary Louise DeBoard born 6 Mar 1879 in MO; Margaret DeBoard born Feb 1881 in Howell Co., MO; William Isaac DeBoard born 2 Feb 1883 in Mountain View, Howell Co., MO; Ira L. DeBoard born 1885; Rev. Caleb Ivy DeBoard born 22 Mar 1889 in Howell Co., MO; and John Calvin DeBoard born 6 Dec 1891 in MO.

Solomon DeBoard

Solomon DeBoard, a son of John DeBoard, was born Abt. 1790 in NC, and died Aft. 1860 in Homer, Dakota Co., NE. He married Mary Margaret Franklin 09 March 1818 in Sumner Co., TN. She was born abt. 1799 in TN, and died Aft. 1860 in Homer, Dakota Co., NE. Children of Solomon and Mary Margaret (Franklin) DeBoard were-John Franklin DeBoard born abt. 1818 in Sumner Co., TN, died 1892 in York, Lewis & Clark Co., MT; Mahala DeBoard born abt. 1820, married Isaac Smith 27 June 1835 in White Co., IL, born abt. 1800; Caroline DeBoard born abt. 1825 in Mantua, White Co., IL, died aft. 1860, in Homer, Dakota Co., NE; Elizabeth DeBoard born abt. 1825, married Henry Osborne 13 Dec 1837 in White Co., IL; Margaret Jane DeBoard born abt. 1833 in Manuta, White Co., IL, died aft. 1870 in Homer, Dakota Co., NE; William Franklin DeBoard born abt. 1837 in White Co,, IL; and Thomas Jefferson DeBoard born 22 April 1841 in Galena, JoDavies Co., IL, died 18 April 1919 in Cove, Union Co., OR.

George DeBord

George DeBord, a son of John and Elizabeth (Reynolds) DeBord was born 20 May 1728 in North Farnham Parish, (Richmond) VA, and died 22 Apr 1820 in (Washington) VA. He married Mary Elizabeth Whitehead born 1738 in Washington Co.,VA, died 1773. Children of George and Mary (Whitehead) DeBord were-James DeBord born 1755 in Franklin Co., NC, died 1829 in Pulaski C., KY; Rueben DeBord born 17 Oct 1758 in Washington Co., VA, died aft. 1840 in Smyth Co., VA; Sarah Ann DeBord born abt. 1769 in Rowan Co., NC, died 31 Aug 1842 in Smyth Co., VA; John DeBord born 1770 in Surry Co., NC, died in 1830 in Rutherford, Surry Co., NC; and Rhoda DeBord born 17 Aug 1775.

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(1) George and Mary (Whitehead) DeBord's son John DeBord was born 1770 in Surry Co., NC, died in 1830 in Rutherford, Surry Co., NC. He married Martha Edwards 13 Jan 1795 in Surry Co., NC. She was born 1775 in Creeksville, Northampton Co., NC, died aft. 01 Jun 1840 in Rutherford Co., NC. Children of John and Martha (Edwards) DeBord were-George DeBord born abt. 1795 in Surry Co., NC, died aft. 1850 in Buncombe Co.,NC; Rhoda DeBord born abt. 1797; Priscilla DeBord born abt. 1799, died 5 Jul 1862 in Buncombe Co., NC; Martha DeBord born 29 Apr 1801 in Surry Co., NC, died 18 Feb 1885 in Mountaintown, Gilmer Co., GA; Edward DeBord born abt. 1803 in Rutherford Co., NC, died Bef 1860 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; Anna DeBord born 4 Mar 1804 in Rutherford Co., NC, died 19 May 1894 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; Holly DeBord born 6 Aug 1805 in NC, died 20 May 1900 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; Elizabeth DeBord born 1806 in NC; James F. DeBord born 1808 in Wilkes Co., NC, died 24 Jan 1881 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; Deborah DeBord born 1810 in NC, died Aft 1880 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; Henry DeBord born 1811; Thomas A. DeBord born 1812 in NC, died 1895 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; William W. DeBord born 1815 in Wilkes Co., NC, died 11 Feb 1879 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA; and Elisha DeBord born 30 Sep 1818 in Wilkes Co., NC, died 12 Mar 1898 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., GA.

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(2) George and Mary (Whitehead) DeBord's son James DeBord Sr. was born about 1755 in Franklin Co., NC, and died about 1829 in Pulaski Co., KY, about age 74. James married Mary Nancy Joplin. Mary was born about 1758 in Wilkes Co., NC. Children of James DeBord Sr. and Mary Nancy Joplin were-George Washington DeBord born about 1773 in Wilkes Co., NC, and died about 1840 in Pulaski Co., KY, about age 67; William DeBord born about 1775 in Surry Co., NC, and died 26 Dec 1851 in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, about age 76; Hannah DeBord born about 1776 in NC; Nancy Debord born about 1778 in NC; Mary Debord born about 1785 in NC; James Debord Jr. born about 1792 in Washington Co., VA, died in Mar 1836 in Pulaski Co., KY, about age 44; Jonathan Debord born about 1796 in Grayson Co., VA, died about 1840 in Rockcastle Co., KY, about age 44; Martha Debord born about 1796 in NC, died on 29 Jan 1876 in Rockcastle Co., KY, about age 80; and Jincy Caroline Debord was born about 1798 in VA, and died about 1850, about age 52.

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(3) George and Mary (Whitehead) DeBord's son Reuben DeBord was born on 17 Oct 1758 in Washington Co., VA, and died about 1840 in Smyth Co., VA, about age 82. Reuben married Sarah Whitehead about 1780. Sarah was born on 2 Apr 1767 in Surry Co., NC, and died in 1797 in Washington Co., VA, at age 30. Children of Reuben and Sarah (Whitehead) DeBord were-James Debord born 27 Jul 1782 in Surry Co., NC, died 23 Oct 1782 in Surry Co., NC; George DeBord born 2 Aug 1784 in Surry Co., NC, died 12 Jul 1840 in Brandywine, Shelby Co., IN, at age 55; Amos DeBord born on 31 Oct 1786 in Surry Co., NC; Elijah Debord born 21 Apr 1789 in Surry Co., NC, died about 1870 in Ashe Co., NC, about age 81; Cornelius DeBord Sr. born 13 Mar 1792 in Smyth Co., VA, died 26 Jun 1871 in Smyth Co., VA, at age 79; Rachel Debord born on 29 May 1797 in Washington Co., VA, died 17 Oct 1859, at age 62; Ruth Debord was born on 7 Aug 1796 in Surry Co., NC, died in Mar 1836 in Pulaski Co., KY, at age 39; Theophilus DeBord born 4 Oct 1797 in Washington Co., VA, died 8 Jun 1857 in Smyth Co., VA, at age 59; Abijah Debord was born 1 May 1801 in Washington Co., VA, died about 1879 in Hancock Co., TN, about age 78; and Harvey DeBord was born 23 Jan 1806 in Washington Co., VA, died about 1860 in White Co., TN, about age 54.

John A. Tonsor

John A. Tonsor was born in Fuerstenberg, Germany, September 24, 1840, and was the son of John & Mary Ann Tonsor. With his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother, he came to the United States in 1853, and settled in English township. His father bought 80 acres of land in English township where the family lived until the parents death. John Tonsor purchased his father's farm, and by industry, frugality and strict economy, added to his holdings until at the time of his death, he owned about 700 acres in English township. Mr. Tonsor was united in marriage to Elizabeth Erig June 22, 1867 in Jersey County, IL., and to this union were born 14 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. John A. Tonsor died at his home 7 miles west of Jerseyville, Tuesday, October 3, 1921. He was buried in St. Mary's cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. His wife Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor was born Apr. 19, 1847 and died Sept. 12, 1910 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor had 14 children-Stephen Tonsor, Frank Tonsor, John Tonsor, Henry Tonsor, Antone Tonsor, Joseph Tonsor, Fred A. Tonsor, Mrs. Herman Beiermann, Mrs. Frank J. (Josephine) Kallal, Eliazbeth Tonsor, Kate Tonsor, Minnie Tonsor, and 2 children who died in infancy.

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John A. Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. John A. Tonsor, 82, one of the best known residents of English township, died at his home 7 miles west of Jerseyville, Tuesday, October 3, 1921at 5 am. Mr. Tonsor was born in Fuerstenberg, Germany, September 24, 1840, and was the son of John & Mary Ann Tonsor. With his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother, Mr. Tonsor came to the United States in 1853, and settled in English township. His father bought 80 acres of land in English township where the family lived until the parents death. John Tonsor purchased his father's farm, and by industry, frugality and strict economy, has added to his holdings until at the time of his death, he owned about 700 acres in English township. Mr. Tonsor was united in mariage to Miss Elizabeth Ehrig, and to this union were born 14 children. 2 of them died in infancy, and 1, Stephen Tonsor, died several years ago. The surviving children are Frank, John Henry, Antone and Joseph Tonsor of Jersey County, and Fred A. Tonsor of St. Louis, Mrs. Herman Beiermann, Mrs. Frank J. Kallal, Misses Eliazbeth, Kate and Minnie Tonsor, all of Jersey County. Mr. Tonsor was a man of the strictest honesty and integrity, fearing no man, always an exponent of the right as he saw the right, ready always to do his duty toward God and his fellowman. He occupied a position of trust in the township and in St. Mary's parish that many might envy. During his entire lifetime, Mr. Tonsor was a devout Catholic and was one of the builders of St. Mary's parish in the West Woods, of which he continued to be a member until his death. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church, Friday, October 6, at 9:30 am. Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated, Rev. Father John H. Gramke, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

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(1) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's son Henry A. Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died Oct. 1966. Funeral services for Henry A. Tonsor, 77 years, 2 months, 22 days, retired farmer of English township, were held Wednesday at 10 am at St. Mary's church, Westwoods. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Paul P. Heinen and interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the rosary was recited Tuesday evening. The death of Mr. Tonsor, a veteran of WWI, occurred 8:40 am Monday at Jersey Community hospital where he had been moved a few hours earlier. His home was on Rural Route 4 Jerseyville. Mr. Tonsor was a son of the late John & Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor and was born in Jersey County on July 25, 1880. Surviving him are 1 brother, Tony Tonsor, and 1 sister, Mrs. Josephine Kallal, both of Jerseyville.

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(2) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's son Anthony (Tony) Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died Jan. 1970. Requiem mass for Anthony (Tony) Tonsor, 78, of Jerseyville was celebrated at 9:30 am Monday at St. Mary's church, Westwood, with Father Francis Lee, pastor of St. Francis Xavier church officiating. His death occurred Thursday am at Firmin Desloge hospital in St. Louis. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. A retired farmer and WWI veteran, Mr. Tonsor was born August 23, 1891 in Jersey County the son of John & Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor. His wife, Dora E. Pieper Tonsor, preceded him in death. His survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Linus (Mildred) Drainer, Mrs. Eugene (Alberta) Breitweiser, and Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Liffets; and 2 sons, Kenneth R. and Maurice A. Tonsor, all of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren; 1 g-granddaughter; 11 brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(1a) Anthony (Tony) Tonsor and Dora E. (Pieper) Tonsor's daughter Mildred Josephine Tonsor was born jn Jersey County, Illinois. She died February 18, 1990 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County, Missouri. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. She married Linus Drainer February 22, 1941 in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, and they had 5 children--Gary Jerome Drainer, Betty Drainer, Lawrence Drainer, James Drainer, and Mark drainer.

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Mildred Josephine (Tonsor) Drainer's obituary - Mildred Josephine Drainer, 68, died February 18, 1990 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County, Missouri. She retired as a secretary from Drainer Equipment in Jerseyville. Born in Jersey County, she was the daughter of the late Anthony & Dora (Pieper) Tonsor. On February 22, 1941, in Fieldon, she married Linus Drainer. Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Betty Thomas of Gleb Carbon; 4 sons, Lawrence Drainer of Odessa, Texas, Gary Drainer of Dow, James Drainer of Pekin and Mark Drainer at home; 8 grandchildren; 1 sister, Alberta Breitweiser of Jerseyville; and 2 Brothers, Kenneth Tonsor of Jerseyville and Maurice Tonsor of Fieldon. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jerseyville. Funeral mass was at Holy Ghost church in Jerseyville with Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost school in Jerseyville or masses.

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(1aa) Linus and Mildred Josephine (Tonsor) Drainer's son Gary Jerome Drainer's obituary - DOW - Gary Jerome Drainer, 62, died at 6:10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after a short but brave battle with cancer. He was born in Carrollton on Jan. 3, 1952, one of five children born to the late Linus and Mildred Josephine (Tonsor) Drainer. Gary graduated in 1970, from Jersey Community High School, where he participated on the Panther basketball team. He enjoyed athletics, and was a well known member of the Jersey County Softball league for many years forming many lasting friendships. A very loyal and dedicated employee of ConAgra in Alton, Gary retired on Sept. 1, 2013, as a Technician after 43 years of service. He first married Linda Sue Fessler on June 30, 1973, in Jerseyville, and together they had three daughters and shared nearly 23 years before her death on March 8, 1996. He then married Lisa (Brangenberg) Timmermeier on Feb. 4, 2006, and they have been blessed with the past eight years together. Surviving are his wife, Lisa Drainer of Dow; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Todd Morgan of Shiloh, Rebecca Drainer of Jerseyville, and Lisa and Brian Vahle of Jerseyville; two stepsons, Justin Timmermeier serving with the US Marine Corp. in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Elijah Timmermeier of Dow; eight grandchildren, Derrick and Nicole Morgan, Courtney, Danielle, Elizabeth and Felecia Lambert, Kalyee and Landon Vahle; a sister, Betty Thomas of Glen Carbon; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Sue Drainer of Odessa, Texas., James Drainer, and his partner Bob Winters of St. Louis, Mo., and Mark and Vivian Drainer of Jerseyville; his mothers-in-law, Minerva Fessler and Alberta Brangenberg both of Jerseyville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Bev Fessler of Dow. In addition to his parents and his first wife, Linda, he was preceded in death by a step daughter, Amanda Timmermeier on Aug. 22, 2008; and his father-in-law, Donald Fessler. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. , Monday, Feb. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville. Gary enjoyed and appreciated the simple pleasures in life, loving the outdoors and nature. He liked sitting on the deck watching the sunrise and sunset, camp fires, horseback riding or just simply mowing the lawn. Riding his horse down that special trail made his eyes twinkle and his heart happy and peaceful. He was an inspiration to his family and friends, always willing to listen and enjoying conversation and a good laugh. He was kind, honest, trustworthy, with a good heart and soul, always willing to help anyone in need. A man to admire, trust and love, he will be sadly missed by all who loved him, but the memories of Gary and his love will always be cherished and live on forever.

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Gary Jerome Drainer's 1st wife Linda Sue (Fessler) Drainer's mother Minerva E. (Goewey) Fessler's obituary - Minerva E. Fessler, 88, died at 4:30 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Belleview, in rural Calhoun County, IL. on Sept. 1, 1928, the daughter of Percy & Jesse (Smith) Goewey. Minerva attended Grafton High School, and in her younger years, had worked at Western Cartridge in East Alton. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing a game of Yahtzee as well as putting puzzles together. She enjoyed socializing and participating in the many activities offered while a resident at Jerseyville Estates. Her great grandchildren provided her with much love and companionship, and she cherished each moment she was able to spend with them. Surviving are a son and daughter in law, Mike & BevFessler of Dow; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Amy & Todd Morgan of Belleville, Becky Drainer, and her husband, Nathan Rulo of Godfrey, Lisa and Brian Vahle of Jerseyville, Chris and MatynaFessler, Cindy Fessler and her companion, Dr. Tim Lyons, and Kyle and Elisa Fessler all of Jerseyvile, Jonathon Fessler of St. Charles, Mo.; 13 Great Grandchildren; and a brother, Stephen Goewey of Chillicothe.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter and son in law, Linda and Gary Drainer; three sisters, Jesse Telkamp, Charlotte Rohour, Mary Archer; and four brothers, Percy Goewey, Roy Goewey, Alfred Goewey and Paul Goewey. Visitation will be from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Public Library.

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(3) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's son Joseph A. Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died June 24, 1955. Joseph A. Tonsor, 60, well-known farmer residing west of Jerseyville, died suddenly Friday evening, June 24, at 8:30 while watching television at his home with his wife and their daughter, Janet. Although Mr. Tonsor had been under the care of a physician for some time, his death came as a shock to members of his family and the community. Mr. Tonsor was a son of the late John & Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor, natives of Germany. He was born in Jersey County July 1, 1894, and his age at the time of death was 60 years, 11 months, and 23 days. In addition to his farming interests, Mr. Tonsor was prominent in church and fraternal organizations. He was a veteran of WWI, and had been an active member of St. Mary's church, Westwoods, and was a trustee of St. Mary's cemetery. Fraternally he was a member of the Jerseyville Council, Knights of Columbus, of which he was a past grand Knight, member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Worthey Post, American Legion of which he was past commander, the 40 & 8, Jerseyville Elks and Moose Lodges. Mr. Tonsor was also a former member of the Board of Directors of Jersey Community Hospital District. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Cecelia Tonsor, 4 daughters, Mrs. Ernest Pohlman, Mrs. James Thamblen, Mrs. Truman Garland and Miss Janet Tonsor; 2 sons Robert and Joe Tonsor, Jr., 2 Brothers, Henry and Anthony Tonsor, and 3 sisters, Miss Elizabeth Tonsor, Mrs. Minnie Tittle and Mrs. Josephine Kallal, all of Jerseyville. He also leaves 12 grandchildren. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville after 7 pm Saturday. Jerseyville-carrollton Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus stood guard at the funeral home. Largely attended rites were held Monday am, June 27, at 9:30 at St. Mary's church, Westwoods. Solemn requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Leonard Rathgeb, pastor of St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Justin Schmeider of Lincoln, Nebraska, brother-in-law of Mr. Tonsor, was deacon of the mass, and Rev. Father Paul P. Heinen, pastor of the Holy Ghost church in Jerseyville, was sub deacon. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

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Joseph A. Tonsor Sr.'s 2nd wife Cecelia "Ceil" (Schmieder) Tonsor Groppel's obituary - Cecelia "Ceil" Tonsor Groppel, 102, died peacefully at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Westwoods area of Fieldon on Jan. 13, 1909, the youngest of 10 children born to the late Joseph and Barbara (Wachter) Schmieder. She was a member of the last graduating class from Ursuline Academy earning her diploma in 1926. She was a dedicated woman to her family, a devout woman to her Catholic faith, and an integral part of her loving family. She first married Joseph Tonsor on Oct. 25, 1933, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon and together they shared nearly 22 years together before his death on June 24, 1955. She later married Francis "Syke" Groppel on Jan. 31, 1970, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville and they were only blessed with seven years together before his untimely death on Sept. 21, 1977. Surviving are three daughters, Marcella Pohlman Schroeder, Lucille Hamblen and Edith "Edie" Garland, all of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Edie Tonsor of Jerseyville; two stepsons and their wives, John and Judy Groppel of Jerseyville, and Russell and Janice Groppel of Godfrey; a son-in-law and his wife, James and Sandy File of Carrollton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Although her life was filled with much love and happiness, Ceil also experienced great pain in the loss of numerous family members, including her parents, her husbands, a daughter, Janet File; a son and daughter-in-law, John Robert and Berneice Tonsor; three grandchildren, Alan File, Jane Ann (Hamblen) Tuey, Elizabeth "Liz" (Garland) Graham; four sons-in-law, James Theodore "Ted" Hamblen, Ernest Pohlman, Bernard Schroeder and Truman Garland; a stepdaughter-in-law, Kathleen Groppel; two brothers, Carl Schmieder and Father Justin Schmieder; six sisters, Mary Heitzig, Lena Heitzig, Dora Wardein, Edith Tonsor, Margaret Goetten and Teresa Schleper; and one sister in infancy. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a prayer service will be read at 2:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(1a) Joseph A. Tonsor Sr. and his 1st wife Edith (Schmieder) Tonsor's son John Robert Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died 25-07-1978. A funeral mass was celebrated for J. Robert Tonsor, 51, of Rural Route 4, Jerseyville, Thursday am at St. Mary's church, Westwoods, with Father William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 10:28 am July 25 at Jersey Community hospital where he was taken after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. He was born November 27, 1926, a son of Joseph A. and Edith (Schmieder) Tonsor and was employed at Shell Oil refinery. His survivors are his wife, the former Bernice Skinner; 2 sons, J. R. Tonsor and Phillip Tonsor of Jerseyville; 7 daughters, Mrs. Cindy Wittman of Jerseyville, Mary Frances, Denna and Melissa Tonsor, at home , Mrs. Joan Stafford and Tina Tonsor of Springfield, Patricia Tonsor of Ft. Collins; 1 brother, Joe Tonsor of Jerseyville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marcella Schroeder, Mrs. Lucille Hamblen and Mrs. Edie Lou Garland of Jerseyville and Janet File of Godfrey; 4 grandchildren; mother Mrs. Celia Groppel, Jerseyville. The rosary was recited at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Wednesday evening followed by fourth degree services. The Knights of Columbus building fund and the heart fund were designated as memorials.

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John Robert Tonsor's wife Berniece Eileen "Niece" (Skinner) Tonsor's obituary - Berniece Eileen Tonsor, 81, went to be with the Lord and be reunited with Bob, the love of her life, at 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Richwood Township, on the James and Katie Ontis Homestead near Nutwood in Jersey County, Il. on March 12, 1928, one of five daughters born to the late John & Sophia (Ontis) Skinner. She was a graduate of Jersey Township High School, where she was voted by her classmates as the girl with the "most beautiful tresses". Niece married John Robert Tonsor on April 17, 1948, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon and the two shared 30 years together before his sudden death on July 25, 1978, at the age of 51. After his death she became the "glue" that kept her family strong and intact. She also found time to be a loving caregiver to the elderly in their homes during this time.

Surviving are her nine children & their spouses, Cindy & Neal Wittman of Jerseyville, Joan & Jim Withers of Loami, Patty & Bill Kuebrich of Jerseyville, JR and Pam Tonsor of Jerseyville, Phillip & Becky Tonsor of Grafton, Tina & Mike Bennett of Alton, Fran & Larry Bear of Jerseyville, DeeDee Tonsor of Baltimore, Md., and Missy & Jeff Davis of Dow; 21 Grandchildren and their spouses, Chris & Pam Wittman, Jennifer & John Lyles, Briana & Brian Jackson, Sarah & Clarence Grebner, Tony Kuebrich, Paul Kuebrich, Brad & Wendy Tonsor, Barry Tonsor, Erin Tonsor, Bobby Tonsor, Josh & Mindy Tonsor, Jenny & Kevin Macias, Jessie Tonsor, and her fiance Jason Ray, Justin Tonsor, Kevin & Bernadette Bennett, Matt Bennett, Adam Bennett, and his fiance Keegan Thompson, P.J. Bennett, Lauren Davis, Trevor Davis, and Morgan Davis; 12 Great Grandchildren, Shelby & Veronica Wittman, Logan Lyles, Hannah & Hailey Tonsor, Jackson Tonsor, Lucy & Jude Bennett, Jack & Drew Macias, Ava Tonsor, Margaret Grebner, and two due in February; three step grandchildren, Brian, and his wife, Lori Withers, Eric Withers and Blake Withers; and three step great grandchildren, Alex & Cameron Withers, and Peyton Withers; two sisters, Mary Schloman and Betty Ritter both of Jerseyville, and her mother in law, Ceil Groppel of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son in law, John Stafford; and two sisters, Doris Harvey & Thelma Watts. Visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary was recited at 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, Father William Hembrow officiated. Burial was alongside her husband at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon.

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(2a) Joseph A. Tonsor Sr. and his 1st wife Edith (Schmieder) Tonsor's daughter Marcella Elizabeth (Tonsor) Pohlman Schroeder's obituary - Jerseyville 06/20/2013 - Marcella Elizabeth Pohlman Schroeder, 91, died at 8:00 a.m, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Westwoods near Fieldon, IL on Feb. 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Joseph & Edith (Schmieder) Tonsor. After the death of her mother when she was a very young girl, her father remarried, and Marcella was lovingly raised by Cecelia Schmieder Tonsor Groppel, and was blessed with a close relationship with her their entire life. She first married Ernest Gerard Pohlman, and together they were blessed with four children before his death on Dec. 26, 1965. She then married Bernard J. Schroeder on Feb. 6, 1969 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and her family grew by seven more children, and two families became one. She and Bernard were blessed with 34 years before his death on Feb. 22, 2003. She is survived by her four children & their spouses, John & Sheri Pohlman of Springfield, Peggy Pohlman,and her companion, Mike Mathis of Springfield, Terri & James Campbell of Jacksonville, and Kaye & Kevin Skibbe of Manchester, Mo.; seven step children & their spouses, Fr. James Schroeder SCJ of St. Louis, Mo., Chery Schroeder of Kirkwood, Mo., Dr. Victoria Dawdy, and her husband, Steven Bilsbury of Alton, Jill & Don Schmidt of Florissant, Mo., Jan Kammer of Glendale, Mo., Kevin Schroeder and Kim Davis both of Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Hamblen and Edith Garland both of Jerseyville; a brother & sister in law, Joseph & Edie Tonsor of Jerseyville; a brother in law, James File and his wife, Sandy of Carrollton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren; a son in law, Jay Kammer; a brother & sister in law, John Robert & Bernice Tonsor; a sister, Janet File; and two brothers in law, Truman Garland and Ted Hamblen. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father James Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(3a) Joseph A. Tonsor Sr. and his 2nd wife Cecelia "Ceil" (Schmieder) Tonsor Groppel's son Joseph A. Tonsor Jr.'s obituary - Joseph A. Tonsor Jr., 79, died at 9:38 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home after a period of declining health. He was born in Westwoods, Jersey County, Il., on May 4, 1935, and was the son of Joseph A. & Cecelia (Schmieder) Tonsor Sr. A U.S. Army veteran, Joe retired from Dixon Distributing in Godfrey, where he was employed for over 30 years, serving them as a driver as well as a salesman. He was a loyal family man, who was devoted to them as well as to his church. He married the former Edith "Edie" Lehr on Nov. 25, 1961 at the St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Kamspville, and they have shared nearly 53 years together. Surviving are his wife, Edie Tonsor of Jerseyville; a daughter & son in law, Angie & Mike Hancox of Quincy; two sons & daughters in law, William & Marcie Tonsor of Jerseyville, and Scott & Amy Tonsor of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Joe Hancox of Champaign, Adam Hancox of Quincy, Katie Hancox of Bloomington, Chrissy Tonsor, Ellie Tonsor, Valerie Tonsor, Abby Tonsor, and Hannah Tonsor all of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Lucille Hamblen of Jerseyville, and Edith Garland of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Tonsor Sr.; his mother Cecelia "Ceil" Tonsor Groppel; a son in law, Charles "Chuck" Ascheman; two sisters, Janet File and Marcella Pohlman Schroeder; and a brother, John Robert Tonsor. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Prayer Service will be read at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Monday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville.

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(4) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's son Frederick A. Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died Feb. 19, 1925. Frederick A. (R. ?) Tonsor, 37, died Thursday, February 19, 1925, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. From the mysterious disease with which he had become ill about 3 years ago. He was treated by several of the best physicians but the direct cause of his death was not learned. Mr. Tonsor was born on a farm north west of Jerseyville, the son of John & Elizabeth (Ehring) Tonsor. He was united in marriage with Miss Edna England of this city. They went from here to Alton where he was connected with a dry goods firm company. Later he was transferred to Kansas City, where he had charge of Laclede Steel Company office. The deceased possessed a tenor voice of wonderful quality and was for a number of years one of the leading members of the choir at St. Francis Xavier church. He is survived by his wife; 4 brothers, Frank, Henry, Joseph, and Antone Tonsor, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Herman Beiermann, Mrs. Frank J. Kallal, Misses Elizabeth, Minnie and Kate Tonsor, all of Jerseyville. His father, John Tonsor, and a brother, John Tonsor, Jr., died during the fall of 1922. Funeral services were held from St. Francis church, Monday February 23, high mass celebrated by Rev. Francis Shiels, Rev. J. H. Gramke, Rev. Daniel Quinn, with burial in St. Francis cemetery.

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(5) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's son Steven John Tonsor Sr. was born Jan. 4, 1871 in Jersey County, IL, and died May 2, 1917 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Agnes E. Blaeser Feb. 9, 1899 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in 1872 and died in 1964 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Steven John Tonsor Sr. and Agnes E. (Blaeser) Tonsor were-Stephen John Tonsor II, Agnes Tonsor, Bertha Tonsor, and another daughter (name unknown).

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(1a) Stephen John & Agnes (Blaeser) Tonsor's son Stephen John Tonsor II's obituary - TONSOR. Died Jan. 25, 1987. Stephen John Tonsor, 86, of Jerseyville, died January 25 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He was born July 18, 1900, in Jersey County, son of the late Stephen John & Agnes (Blaeser) Tonsor. He married Rosemary Wall on September 6, 1922, at Holy Ghost church and she died July 31, 1977. Mr. Tonsor had been a painter with Baughman's Manufacturing Company of Jerseyville, retiring in 1965. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic church and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include, 5 sons, Stephen Tonsor III of Ann Arbor, Michigan Ed Tonsor of Jerseyville, Bernard Tonsor of Mission, Texas, Gerald Tonsor of East Peoria and Patrick Tonsor of San Jose, California; 3 daughters, Mary Jean Jaruis of Jacksonville, Kathryn Warden of Hillsboro and Monica Plummer of Alton; 2 Sisters, Bertha Archer of Owego, New York and Agnes Ronning of Falls Church, Virginia; 31 grandchildren; and 36 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 1 sister. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass was celebrated at 10 am Thursday at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville with Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery, near Fieldon.

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Stephen John Tonsor II's wife Rosemary (Wall) Tonsor's obituary - TONSOR. Died July 31, 1977. Funeral mass for Mrs. Rosemary Tonsor, 76, of 612 N. Liberty St., Jerseyville, will be celebrated at 9:30 am on August 3 at the Holy Ghost church with the Rev. William Hembrow celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery. She died at 6:10 pm on July 31 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Jersey County on March 8, 1901, a daughter of John Wall & the former Emolue (Schmidt) Wall. Her survivors include: her husband Stephen Tonsor whom she married September 6, 1922; 5 sons, Stephen J. Tonsor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Edward P. Tonsor, Jerseyville, Bernard F. Tonsor, Charlotte, Michigan, Gerald M. Tonsor, Peoria and Patrick J. Tonsor, Clemmons, North Carolian; 1 foster son, Leo Signarello, East Alton. 3 daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Jean) Jarvis, Jacksonville, Mrs. James (Kathryn) Warden, Hillsboro and Mrs. Monica Plummer of Alton; 3 sisters, Emily Schmidt of Jerseyville, Mrs. Freda Maag of Alton and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Howell of Palor Hills; 31 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, after 4 pm Tuesday where the rosary will be recited at 8 pm.

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(1aa) Stephen J. Tonsor II and Rose Mary (Wall) Tonsor's son Stephen J. Tonsor III's obituary - CHELSEA — Stephen J. Tonsor III, of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich., 90, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Chelsea Retirement Community, Towsley Village. He was born on Nov. 26, 1923, in English Township, Illinois, the son of Stephen J. Tonsor II and Rose Mary (Schmidt) Wall. He was a professor of history at the University of Michigan for 30 years, retiring in 1984, and a veteran of the United States Army. He served in the Signal Corps in the Pacific in World War II, and was honorably discharged in January 1946 as a Staff Sergeant. Stephen started his college education at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill., a Presbyterian work-study college. After his second year, he was drafted into the United States Army. He completed his undergraduate degree on the GI Bill at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1948, and received his PhD in history from the University of Illinois in 1955. He studied abroad at the University of Zurich and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Munich, and received his position at the University of Michigan as a Professor of History, by letter, while in Germany. While a graduate student at the University of Illinois, he and his wife worked for three summers as fire look-outs on Ruffneck Peak in the Sawtooth Mountains. He loved traveling and spending time outdoors, especially hiking and mountain-climbing, and he was passionate about gardening. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Detroit, he enjoyed attending their German-language mass.

In addition to his work as a scholar, he was well known in the broader community outside the University. In scores of articles and reviews, he addressed both academic and nonacademic audiences. The numerous themes he treated, youth and education, the meaning of equality, religion, historiography, culture, and others—resonated widely and brought Professor Tonsor broad recognition. The Distinguished Teacher Award he received in 1962 attests to his devotion to teaching at all levels, from undergraduate introductory surveys to upper-level and graduate courses. Professor Tonsor guided many graduate students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in European intellectual and cultural history of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His generous hospitality was warmly remembered by many former students. In 1972-73, he was the senior visiting research fellow at the Hoover Institution, in 1969-72 he was consultant to the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and for many years he had been closely associated with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Since 1970, he had been associate editor of Modern Age. From 1969-71, he was Secretary to the Relm and Earhart Foundations. His distinguished service to the University of Michigan was recognized in 1996 when he was named professor emeritus of history. On Sept. 6, 1949, he married Caroline Maddox, and she survives. Also surviving are four children: Ann (Timothy) Zeddies of Grand Rapids, Stephen J. Tonsor IV (Susan Kalisz) of Pittsburgh, Claire (Kent) Pruss of Saline, and Margaret (Scott) Rayburn of Florida; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers: Edward (Maxine) Tonsor of Medora, Bernard (Bernadine) Tonsor of Jerseyville and Gerald (Pauline) Tonsor of Peoria; two sisters, Mary Jean (Jerry) Jarvis of Jacksonville, Ill., and Kathryn Warden of Pittsfield, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Betty Tonsor of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Patrick. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, with Father William Hembrow serving as celebrant. Interment of his ashes will immediately follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Retirement Communities Heritage Foundation or to the Stephen J. Tonsor Best Oral Presentation of Thesis Award at the Department of History, University of Michigan. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

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(2aa) Stephen J. Tonsor II and Rose Mary (Wall) Tonsor's son Bernard Francis Tonsor Sr.'s obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Bernard Francis Tonsor Sr., 88, died at 2:36 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home in Jerseyville after a brief, but valiant fight with brain cancer. He was born on Jan. 17, 1927, in English Township in Jersey County, son of the late Stephen J. Tonsor II and Rose Mary (Schmidt) Tonsor. He graduated from Jersey Community High School before being drafted with the U.S. Army where he served for three years and three months during World War II in Okinawa, Japan and Korea. Shortly after returning home from the service, he met and married the love of his life, Bernadine Lammy, on Feb. 10, 1948, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and together they have been blessed with 67 years of marriage and they shared in the joys of raising their two children. Bernard was loving and generous in nature, and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his younger years, he enjoyed a competitive game of pool, and as he grew older, took interest in many hobbies including carving, camping and traveling with his wife. He was also known by his many friends, family and neighbors as a gifted gardener and for his passion for splitting and cracking nuts – which he shared with many throughout the years. He began his working career with Owens-Illinois, traveling throughout the country to assist in starting up new plants and remained a loyal employee for nearly 16 years before he accepted a job as a machinist with Oldsmobile in Lansing, Michigan, where he and Bernadine relocated and raised their family in nearby Charlotte, Michigan. After retiring in 1978, he and his wife moved to Mission, Texas, where they remained for 20 years before settling back to Jerseyville in 1998, where they have continued to reside for the past 17 years. Surviving are his wife, Bernadine Tonsor of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard Jr. and Rebecca Tonsor of Rudyard, Michigan; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Rod Goodrich of Charlotte, Michigan; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and Jerry Jarvis of Jacksonville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Maxine Tonsor of Medora and Gerald and Pauline Tonsor of Peoria. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick Tonsor and Stephen J. Tonsor III; as well as a sister, Kathryn Warden. Visitation will be held from 9 until 11:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at noon on Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon, with military honors being conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 Color Guard. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of the funeral home.

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(6) John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's daughter Josephine Tonsor was born in 1882 in Jersey County, IL. She died May 22, 1969 in Jersey County, IL. She married Frank J, Kallal Feb. 19, 1901 in Jersey County, IL. He was born in Jersey county on 20 January 1875, the son of Joseph and Mary (Jilek) Kallal. He died Mar. 17, 1947 In Jersey County, IL. They are both buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal had 14 children-Sylvester Kallal, Vincent Kallal, Theodore Kallal, Richard Kallal, Eugene Kallal, Paul Kallal, Virgil Kallal, Robert Kallal, Julianna Kallal, Francis Kallal, Aloysius John "Aloys" Kallal, Cecelia Mary Kallal, Pauline Rosa Kallal, and another daughter (name unknown).

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John A. Tonsor and Elizabeth (Erig) Tonsor's daughter Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 22 May 1969: Mrs. Frank J. Kallal of 502 North Washington St., Jerseyville, died at one fifty-five o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient since May 7. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited at eight-fifteen o'clock Wednesday morning at the church of the Holy Ghost with Rev. Robert Heintz as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery, Westwoods. Mrs. Kallal, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Erik Tonsor, was born in Jersey county and had lived here all her life. At death she had attained the age of eighty-seven years, six months, and two days. Her husband, two sons, and three daughters preceded her in death. Surviving Mrs. Kallal are eight Sons, Sylvester, Vincent, Theodore, and Richard of Jerseyville, Eugene and Paul of Medora, Virgil of Carlinville, and Robert of Dow; one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Julianna) Ostermann of Carrollton; one brother, Tony Tonsor of Jerseyville; thirty nine grandchildren; seventy-one great grandchildren, and four great, great, grandchildren.

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Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's husband Frank J. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Frank J. Kallal succumbed suddenly while assisting with work at son's farm Monday. Frank J. Kallal, prominent retired farmer and livestock breeder of Jerseyville, died at eleven-thirty o'clock Monday morning, 17 March while assisting with some work at the farm of his son, Eugene Kallal in Ruyle township. Mr. Kallal had been under the care of a physician for a heart malady for some time but of late his condition appeared to be improved. The decedent was born in Jersey county on 20 January 1875, the son of Joseph and Mary Jilek Kallal and spent his entire life in Jersey county. In addition to his own farm interest, Mr. Kallal was prominently identified with boys and girls 4-club work in the county, and was the oldest club leader having served as a local leader for eighteen years. Mr. Kallal retired from active farm work in 1944, and with Mrs. Kallal moved to their present home in the northeast part of Jerseyville which they purchased. Since his retirement he had been interested in landscape work and flowers, particularly roses. In the brief time he had resided in Jerseyville, he had planted many varieties of roses at his home and there were many visitors attracted to the place last summer to see the unusual rose display. (The rest of obit is missing.)

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(1a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Eugene C. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Medora: Eugene C. Kallal, 78, died at 7:06 am Sunday 18 oct 1987 at Saint Anthony’s hospital in Alton. He was a farmer, born in Jersey county, son of the late Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal. On 9 November 1935 he married the former Anna Helen Collins in Jerseyville, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Theresa Timpe of Irving, Illinois; two sons, Robert Kallal of Bethalto and Ronald Kallal of Medora; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Julianna Osterman of Carrollton; and three brothers, Vincent and Richard Kallal, both of Jerseyville, and Robert Kallal of Dow. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul, Theodore, Sylvester, Virgil, Francis and Aloys Kallal. Visitation is scheduled 5 to 9 pm Tuesday at Targhetta funeral home in Medora, where a rosary will be recited at 8 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday at St. John's Catholic church in Medora with the Rev. T. J. Davenport as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Francis cemetery in Jerseyville. Masses are preferred for memorials.

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(2a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's daughter Cecelia Mary Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Jerseyville Republican 1 March 1919: Cecelia Mary Kallal, 12 years old, died at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kallal, 4 miles northwest of Jerseyville. Funeral held from church of Holy Ghost. Rev. E. Eckhard. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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(3a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Theodore Herman C. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 9 March 1972: funeral mass for Theodore Herman Kallal, 56, of Sunmer was celebrated Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier church with Rev. R. T. Shea celebrant. His death occurred 3 March in Sunmer. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. A World War II veteran, he was born 14 January 1916, a son of Frank J. and Josephine Tonsor Kallal of Jersey county. Mr. Kallal was a cattle herdsman. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia June, of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Louis Ostermann of Carrollton; five brothers, Vincent and Richard Kallal of Jerseyville; Eugene Kallal and Paul Kallal of Medora and Robert Kallal of Dow. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby funeral home where the - rest of obit is missing.

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(4a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Sylvester Jacob Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 27 August 1970: Requiem mass for Sylvester Jacob Kallal, 62, of Jerseyville will be celebrated tomorrow morning (fri) at 9:30 o'clock at the church of the Holy Ghost with Rev. Robert Heintz, celebrant. His death occurred Tuesday evening at Jersey Community Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery. An employee of O.a. Smith Corporation, he was born 10 January 1908 in Jersey county, a son of the late Frank J. and Josephine Tonsor Kallal. His wife is the former Josephine Abeln Kallal. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Jacob (Jack) Kallal of Jerseyville; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Arbedella) Whitehead, Mrs. Stanford (Jaonn) Springman, and Mrs. Duane (Nadine) Fink, all of Jerseyville; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louis (Julia Ann) Osterman of Carrollton; and six brothers, Eugene and Paul of Medora, Robert of Dow, Vincent, Richard, and Theodore of Jerseyville. His parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jacoby funeral home after 4 pm today (Thurs). The rosary will be recited at 8:15 this evening.

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Sylvester Jacob Kallal's wife Josephine T. "Josie" (Abeln) Kallal's obituary - JERSEYVILLE- Josephine T. "Josie" Kallal, 95, died at 7:35 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Carrollton on Feb. 14, 1919, the youngest and last surviving child of the late William & Elizabeth (Stoffer) Abeln. Josie was very active throughout her life, working in the restaurant business and later was the cook supervisor at Blu Fountain Manor for nearly 10 years. After her retirement she worked at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Peter Donahue. After moving back to Jerseyville she began caring for those unable to care for themselves. When she retired at age 85, she was still active playing cards and dominoes with her friends. She was faithful to her church, volunteering on several committees, and enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren and friends, of which she had many. She married Sylvester Kallal in 1938 in Jerseyville and they were married for 32 years before his passing on Aug. 25, 1970. Surviving are her four children & their spouses, Arbedella "Arbie" Carrico of Jerseyville, Joann Lyles of St. Louis, Mo., Jacob "Jack" and Sharlene Kallal of Jerseyville, and Nadene & Duane Fink of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; 17 Great Grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in law, Neil Carrico; a grandson, Eric Springman; a great grandson, Greg Wood; a brother, John Abeln; and eight sisters, Mary Kirbach, Kate Abeln, Anna Feldman, Christine Scribner, Elizabeth Weishaupt, Cecelia Kallal, Agnes Kirbach and Margaret Skinner. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m, Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or Masses.

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(5a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Francis Joseph "Sam" Tonsor was born in 1904 in Jersey County, IL, and died in 1962 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Jerseyville. Jersey County, IL. He married Alce Lorraine Woolsey. She was born in 1910 and died in 1985. She was buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Jerseyville. Jersey County, IL. Children of Francis J. and Alice L. (Woolsey) Kallal were-Cletus "Pete" Kallal, Marie (Kallal) Madson, Marjorie (Kallal) Gehlhausen, Sharon (Kallal) Combs, Barbara (Kallal) Wintjen, Francis Kallal, James Kallal, David Kallal, Gerald Jerome "Jerry" Kallal, Ed Kallal, Donald Kallal, Sam Kallal, and Charles C. "Chuck" Kallal.

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(1aa) Francis J. and Alice L. (Woolsey) Kallal's son Cletus "Pete" Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 20 April 1988: Greenfield - Cletus "Pete" Kallal, 58, died at 12:30 pm Tuesday 19 April 1988, at St. John's hospice in Springfield, following a lengthy illness. Kallal was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and was a machinist for Mobile Chemical in Jacksonville. Born in Jersey county, he was the son of the late Frances and Alice (Woolsey) Kallal. He married the Former Lois Woolsey 5 June 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Cheryl Dawson, Carla Clark and Carol Claybrook, all of Springfield, Cynthia Goodey of Jacksonville, Crystal Brockway of Kane and Randyraae Kallal at home; 15 grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Madson of Jerseyville, Marjorie Gehlhausen of Carrollton, Sharon Combs of Bluffs and Barbara Wintjen of Kane; and eight brothers, Frances Kallal of Calif., James, David, Jerry and Ed Kallal, all of Jerseyville, Donny and Sam Kallal, both of Kane, and Church Kallal of Wood River. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Visitation will be 4 pm Thurs. At Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton. The Rev. William Hemnbrow will officiate. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date. Memorials may be given to St. John's hospice in Springfield or the American Cancer Society.

(Note: On Cletus Kallal's obituary, his wife Lois Woolsey's maiden name was Woods.)

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(2aa) Francis J. and Alice L. (Woolsey) Kallal's son Gerald Jerome "Jerry" Kallal's obituary - Kane 09/20/2011 - Gerald Jerome "Jerry" Kallal, 76, died at 11:26 a.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after receiving the Blessing of the Sick from Father William Hembrow on Monday, September 19, 2011. He was born at the family home in Jersey County, Il. on March 4, 1936, and was the son of the late Francis Joseph "Sam" and Alice Lorraine (Woolsey) Kallal. Jerry served with the U.S. Navy from 1954-1958, and had worked at Moore's Oil & Fertilizer in Jerseyville for 27 years, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles both of Jerseyville, and had served as their bartender for several years, and was also a member of the American Legion Post 492. He loved work outdoors in his garden, feed the squirrels, was a talented horseshoe player, and enjoyed helping family & friends with any needed project, which lent him to the nickname "Uncle Jerry' to many. He first married Marcella Calvert, and together they had three daughters, He later married Sylvia A. (Nash) Mohn on Oct. 18, 1985, and they have shared 26 wonderful years together.

In addition to his wife Sylvia, surviving are three daughters & sons in law, Terri & John Finley and Shelly Athey all of New Bloomfield, Mo., and Kelly & Bob Long of Jerseyville; his grandchildren & their spouses, Kyle Finley, Jamie (Rob) Kennedy, Angie Durell,and her companion, Dave Drew, Brandy (Michael) Wheat, Crystal (Ryan) Durbin, Brittany (Brian) Festog, Chelsea Long, and her companion, Matt Berry, Lindsey Long, and Denise (Matt) Stidd; great grandchildren, Macie Schuster, Riley Durbin, Blakely Kennedy, Hadily Long, Curtis Chartrand, and Asher & Elizabeth Stidd. He is also survived by a sister, Sharon Combs of Jacksonville; four brothers & sisters in law, Francis Kallal of Victorville, ,Ca., James "Jiggs" & Opal Kallal and Eddie Kallal all of Jerseyville, and Sam & Pat Kallal of Kane; a sister in law, Lois Kallal of Wrights, and a brother in law, Gene Wintjen of Carrollton; along with numerous neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Kenneth Suhling; four brothers, Cletus "Pete" Kallal, David Kallal, Donald Kallal, and Charles "Chuck" Kallal; three sisters, Margaret Gehlhausen, Barbara Wintjen, and Marie Madson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School of Jerseyville, or to St. John's Catholic School in Carrollton.

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(3aa) Francis j. and Alice L. (Woolsey) Kallal's son Charles C. "Chuck" Kallal's obituary - Charles C. "Chuck" Kallal, 63, of Kane, died at 9:03 p.m.Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are: Five Sons, Chuck Kallal of Patterson, Bill Kallal of Carrollton, Frank Kallal of Godfrey, Dusty Kallal of Belleville and Tim Kallal of Jerseyville; 11 Grandchildren; 1 Sister, Sharon Combs of Jacksonville; Five Brothers, Francis Kallal of Victorville, California, James "Jiggs' Kallal of Jerseyville, Jerry Kallal of Kane, Eddie Kallal of Jerseyville, and Sam Kallal of Kane. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jersevyille, with cremation to follow. Memorials may be given to the Kane Cemetery.

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(4aa) Francis J. and Alice L. (Woolsey) Kallal's son David Kallal's wife Mildred Bernice (McDaniels) Kallal's obituary - Jerseyville 03/29/2011 - Mildred Bernice Kallal, 70, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born n Jersey County on Oct. 22, 1940, one of four children born to the late Oliver & Sadie Mildred (Dickerman) McDaniels. A lifelong resident of Jerseyville, Bernice had worked at numerous restaraunts in town as a cook, including M&H Cafe and Desherlia's. She married David Kallal on June 17, 1961 in Jerseyville, and they celebrated nearly 40 years of marriage before his unexpected death on April 9, 2001. She is survived by a son & daughter in law, David & Linda Kallal of Jerseyville; three grandchildren and their spouses, Sadie & William Talley of O'Fallon, Mo., David Kallal of Jerseyville, and Brandy Pratt of Bethalto; five great grandchildren, Cassie, Alexia, Riley, Hanna and DJ; and a brother & sister in law, Paul & Joella McDaniels of Staunton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Bernice was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Daniel Kallal in 1986; two sisters, Donna Jean Booth & Roberta Kay Booth; and a nephew, Oliver Lynn McDaniels. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Jason Valentin of the Believers Baptist Church in Carrollton where Bernice was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the National Kidney Association.

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(6a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Vincent Joseph Kallal's wife Cecilia Theresa (Abeln) Kallal's obituary - Jerseyville 10/22/2013 - Cecilia Theresa Kallal, 99, died peacefully at 11:11 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Carrollton on Oct. 15, 1914, one of ten children born to the late William & Elizabeth (Stopfer) Abeln. A devoted wife and mother, Cecilia a deep faith in her religion, as well as a strong bond with her family. She married Vincent Joseph Kallal on Nov. 4, 1933 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and their marriage spanned 65 years before his death on Feb. 18, 1999. Surviving are a daughter & son in law, Marcella & Michael Reynolds of Jerseyville; four sons & daughters in law, Fred & Alice Kallal and Norman & Mary Kallal all of Jerseyville, Gilbert & Georgia Kallal of Florissant, Mo., and Phillip & Donna Kallal of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter in law, Janet Kallal of Godfrey, formerly of Kane; 24 Grandchildren; 44 Great Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Kallal of Jerseyville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, William "Bill" Kallal on June 4, 1998; a grandson, Michael "Popeye" Kallal on Sept. 24, 2004; a brother, John Abeln; and seven sisters, Christina Schribner, Anna Feldman, Mary Kirbach, Catherine Abeln, Elizabeth Weishaupt, Agnes Kirbach, and Margaret Skinner. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will alongside her husband Vincent at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Fieldon. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(1aa) Vincent Joseph and Cecilia Theresa (Abeln) Kallal's son William Joseph "Bill" Kallal's wife Janet Lee (Crawford) Kallal's obituary - KANE - Janet Lee Kallal, 75, died at 8:34 a.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Provision Living in Godfrey, after several years of declining health. She was born in Kane on Feb. 20, 1939, one of seven daughters born to Burl Walter & Violet Mae (Winters) Crawford. Janet graduated from Jersey Community High School, and attended the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Alton. She was employed as a Registered Nurse for 34 years at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville prior to her retirement. She married William Joseph "Bill" Kallal on May 6, 1961 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they shared 37 years together and were blessed with one daughter, before his death on June 4, 1998. Surviving are her mother, Vi Crawford of Alton (formerly of Kane); a daughter, Cindy Begnel of Godfrey; her four precious grandchildren, Alex, Katie, Kyle and Jacob; five sisters, Joan Foster of Jerseyville, Jean Bryant of Ferguson, Mo., Joy Bray of Jerseyville, Jane Snyder of Alton, and June Heberling of White Hall; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Burl Crawford; an infant sister, Jacqueline Crawford; a niece, Patti (Foster) Price; and two nephews, Corey Heberling and Patrick Bray. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Kane Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Burial will take place in the Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church or to Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

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(7a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's daughter Cecelia Mary Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Jerseyville Republican 1 March 1919: Cecelia Mary Kallal, 12 years old, died at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kallal, 4 miles northwest of Jerseyville. Funeral held from church of Holy Ghost. Rev. E. Eckhard. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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(8a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Paul B. Kallal's wife Edwarda Marie (Schwab) Kallal's obituary - MEDORA — Edwarda Marie Kallal, 89, of Medora, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born in Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin County, Ill., on June 7, 1925, daughter of Edward J. and Marie (Schaefer) Schwab. She married Paul B. Kallal April 17, 1948, at St. John's Catholic Church in Medora. He died on July 24, 1987. She was a cook at Southwestern High School Cafeteria. She was an EMT with the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service, a member of St John's Catholic Church Altar Society and Macoupin County Home Extension. Survivors include children, M. Jo Kallal and James Bray of Newark, DE, Daniel and Denise Kallal of Brighton, Stephen Kallal of Buena Park, Calif.; two grandchildren, Adam and Anna Kallal; sisters and brothers, Lu Schwab of Brighton,Martin and Elizabeth Schwab of Jerseyville, Nelda Schwab of Tipp City, Ohio, Wilbert and Clara Schwab of Brighton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Medora. Rosary will begin at 4 p.m. led by Fr. Bill Kessler. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov 3, 2014, at St John's Catholic Church in Medora, with Fr. Bill Kessler and Fr. William Hembrow. Burial will be at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery in Shipman. Memorials may be to Masses or Alzheimer's Foundation or St Denis Catholic Cemetery.

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(9a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Robert V. Kallal Sr.'s obituary - DOW — Robert V. Kallal, Sr. 91, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on February 7, 1925, in Jerseyville, the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal. Robert married Mary E. Weisphaut on February 17, 1944, in Batchtown, Illinois. She survives. He was the owner/operator of Kallal Strawberries for a total of 46 years, retiring in 2003. During that time he also worked at AO Smith as a forklift operator for 26 years, as well as working his farm for 18 years. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville for his entire life. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing and, most of all, being with his family. Robert is survived by his wife; his children and their spouses, Aloys and Ruth Ann Kallal of Hardin, Gary and Janet Kallal of Jerseyville, Delbert Kallal of Alton, Patrick and Patti Kallal of Valparaiso, Indiana, and Roberta and Danny Fuller of Jerseyville; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bobby" J. and Esther Kallal, daughter-in-law, Becky Kallal, four sisters, Julian Ostermann, Pauline Kallal, Margaret Kallal and Cecilia Kallal, and nine brothers, Aloys, Francis, Gene, Vincent, Theodore, Paul, Virgil, Richard and Sylvester Kallal. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Masses, Holy Ghost or St Francis schools.Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral will be in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Robert V. Kallal Sr. and Mary E. (Weisphaut) Kallal's son Robert “Bobby” J. Kallal's wife Esther M. (St. Peters) Kallal's obituary - Esther M. Kallal, 72, passed away at 11:18 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on September 8, 1943 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (McCauley) St. Peters. She married Robert “Bobby” J. Kallal in Shipman at St. Dennis Catholic Church on September 19, 1964. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2010. Esther was a homemaker. She attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. She was loved by everyone and she enjoyed helping her in-laws with their strawberry fields. She loved spending time with her family and friends and watching hummingbirds. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian Kallal and Mariann Crane of Dow and Ed & Carrie Kallal of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Billy Kallal, Shay Kallal, Sean Kallal, Jordan Kallal and Skylar and his wife Krista Kallal; two great grandchildren, Brooke and Logan; two brothers, William “Bill” St. Peters and Francis “Gene” St. Peters both of Brighton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, John Donald “Donnie” St. Peters, who passed away in the Viet Nam War. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be at 10 am on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Interment will follow at Newbern Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to the family for funeral expenses. Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

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(10a) Frank J. and Josephine (Tonsor) Kallal's son Virgil John Kallal is deceased. He married Edith Kuehnel and they had a son-Edward Eugene Kallal.

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(1aa) Virgil John Kallal and Edith (Kuehnel) Kallal's son Edward Eugene Kallal's obituary - GIBSON CITY — Edward Eugene Kallal, 72, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 8 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City. He was born in Alton, Illinois, on January 24, 1945, the son of Virgil John and Edith (Kuehnel) Kallal. Ed spent his childhood in Jerseyville, where he raised and showed Jersey cows with his stepfather., and as soon as he could drive, began racing drag cars. He graduated in 1963 from Jersey Community High School, and served honorably with the U.S. Air Force from Sept. 1965 to Sept. 1969, a year of which was spent in Veitnam during the war. During his time in the service, he married the former Jean Kania at the St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton in December 1966. After his discharge, he graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy, and in 1970, moved his family to Gibson City. His law enforcement career was spent in District 21, Askum for twelve years, and as a Crime Scene Technician for the Division of Criminal Investigations in Bloomington for twleve years. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police, Pheasants Forever, and Elliotts AMVETS, and would participate in any bass fishing tournament that he could. He is survived by his mother, Edith Scott of Gibson City, and formerly of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Dan Allen of Gibson City; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Stephanie Kallal of Gibson City; his longtime companion, Barbara Smith of Springfield; six grandchildren and their spouses, Gregory and Tori Allen of Villa Grove, Emily Allen and Joseph Allen of Gibson City, Nathan Kallal, Carter Kallal and Matthew Allen, all of GIbson City; four great-grandchildren; and his first wife, Jean Kania-Haines. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Henry Scott; and a brother and sister in infancy. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Gibson City Bible Church, 309 N. Route 47 in Gibson City. Visitation will also take place from 9 Saturday, February 18, 2017, until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Clyde Myers will officiate. Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the GCMS Youth Football Program or Pheasants Forever.

Joseph Kallal

Joseph Kallal was born Feb. 7, 1846 in Bohemia and came to U.S. in 1853 with parents, Frank and Francis (Kazimon) Kallal who settled in Jersey county. He died Mar. 18, 1926 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Mary Jilek May 19, 1874 in Jersey County, IL, the daughter of John and Annie (Neibauer) Jilek (parents born in Austria). She was born Apr. 9, 1854 in Florissant, MO., and Dec. 25, 1922 in Jersey County, IL. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Joseph and Mary (Jilek) Kallal had Eleven children-Mrs. Mary (Kallal) Bauer, Mrs. Anthony (Anna Elizabeth Kallal) Cabalek (1886-1958), Mrs. Joseph (Josephine Barbara Kallal) Hanson (1891-1979), Frank Joseph Kallal (1875-1947), Joseph V. Kallal, Bernard Joseph "Ben" Kallal (1893-1983), William J. Kallal, Edward Kallal, Charles Kallal, Anton Kallal, and John S. Kallal.

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Joseph's Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 25 March 1926: Joseph Kallal died at his home seven miles west of Jerseyville. St. Mary’s Church and cemetery. Grandchildren as pallbearers - Francis, Eugene, Sylvester, Joseph, and Victor Kallal, Barth, Francis and Edward Bauer. He was 80 years old. Born in Bohemia and came to U.S. in 1853 with parents, Frank and Francis Kazimon Kallal who settled in Jersey county. Married Mary Jilek. Eleven children, all of whom survive. Children are: Mrs. Mary Bauer, Mrs. Anthony Cabalek of Jerseyville, Mrs. Joseph Hanson of Carrollton, Frank J., Joseph V., Benjamin J., William J., all of Jerseyville; Edward, Charles, and Anton of Tofield, Alberta, Canada; John S. Kallal of Chesterfield, Illinois. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Duban and Mrs. Mary Horst of St. Louis; two brothers, Frank V. and John C. of Jerseyville. His estate valued at $100,000. Upright, honest, many friends and admirers. He was known as Jersey county's "grand old man."

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Joseph Kallal's wife Mary Josephine (Jilek) Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Jerseyville Republican, 28 December 1922: Mrs. Mary Josephine Kallal, wife of Joseph Kallal, Sr. died at Holy Ghost church while attending mass. Daughter of John and Annie Neibaur Jilek and born at Florissant, MO on 9th of April 1854. Leaves 8 children and her husband. Frank J., Bernard J., William, Joseph V. of Jersey county; Charles and Anthony of Tofield, Alberta, Canada; Edwin R. of Edmunton, Canada, and Mrs. Josephine Henson of Carrollton. Three sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Josephine Kaupel of St. Louis, Mrs. Walter ?ope of Alton, Miss Christina Jilek, Frank, Edward and John Jilek of Jersey county. Funeral from St. Mary's at Fieldon. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

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(1) Joseph and Mary (Jilek) Kallal's son Frank J. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Frank J. Kallal succumbed suddenly while assisting with work at son's farm Monday. Frank J. Kallal, prominent retired farmer and livestock breeder of Jerseyville, died at eleven-thirty o'clock Monday morning, 17 March while assisting with some work at the farm of his son, Eugene Kallal in Ruyle township. Mr. Kallal had been under the care of a physician for a heart malady for some time but of late his condition appeared to be improved. The decedent was born in Jersey county on 20 January 1875, the son of Joseph and Mary Jilek Kallal and spent his entire life in Jersey county. In addition to his own farm interest, Mr. Kallal was prominently identified with boys and girls 4-club work in the county, and was the oldest club leader having served as a local leader for eighteen years. Mr. Kallal retired from active farm work in 1944, and with Mrs. Kallal moved to their present home in the northeast part of Jerseyville which they purchased. Since his retirement he had been interested in landscape work and flowers, particularly roses. In the brief time he had resided in Jerseyville, he had planted many varieties of roses at his home and there were many visitors attracted to the place last summer to see the unusual rose display....

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(2) Joseph and Mary (Jilek) Kallal's son Joseph V. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 10 April 1969: Requiem mass was celebrated at nine-thirty o'clock Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier church by father Francis Lee for Joseph V. Kallal, retired farmer of Jersey county, whose death occurred at one-fifty o'clock Thursday morning at St. Anthony hospital in Alton. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited sun evening. The family designated the building fund at St. Francis Xavier church as a memorial for Mr. Kallal. Born in Jersey county, 9 March 1882, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Jilek Kallal, he had resided here during his entire lifetime. Mr. Kallal was prominent in farming circles as livestock breeder and grain farmer. Upon retirement a number of years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Kallal moved to Jerseyville where the family home is at 607 west pine Street. Mr. Kallal is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa Kroupa Kallal; six sons, Victor of Greenville, Joseph of West Covina, Calif., Leo of University City, MO, David of Washington, DC, and Albert and Valentine of Jerseyville; five daughters, Mrs. Agnes Quest and Mrs. Gene Entwistle of St. Louis, Miss Rosalee Kallal of San Francisco, Miss Ann Louise Kallal, Oxnard Hill, Maryland, and Mrs. A. R. (Mary) Major of Jerseyville; three brothers, Tony and William of Alberta, Canada, and Ben Kallal of Jerseyville; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Hanson of Carrollton; thirty-five grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. One son, Staff Sergeant Lawrence b. Kallal, was killed in action, 1 October 1943. Two sisters also preceded him in death.

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Joseph V. Kallal's wife Theresa B. (Kroupa) Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Funeral mass for Mrs. Theresa B. Kallal, 89, of 607 West Pine, Jerseyville, was celebrated Tuesday morning at St. Francis Xavier church with Father R. T. Shea officiating. Her death occurred at 12:55 pm on 30 June at Blu Fountain Manor. Interment was in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. Visitation was held after 2:00 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited that evening. She was born 11 September 1883 in Rock Creek, MO, Jefferson county, a daughter of Kasper V. and Barbara Ptacek Kroupa. Mrs. Kallal was a member of St. Francis Altar society and American Legion auxiliary. Her husband, Joseph V. Kallal, preceded her in death. She is survived by six Sons, Victor C. of Greenville, Joseph of San Demas, Calif., David of Camp Springs, MD, Leo J. of University City, Mo, Valentine and Albert, both of Jerseyville; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Agnes) Quest of St. Louis, Mrs. Robert (Rosalie) Hays of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. James (Genevieve) Entwistle of University City, MO, Miss Ann L. Kallal, Oxen Hill, MD, and Mrs. Amos (Mary) Major of Jerseyville; 35 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, two brothers, Kasper Kroupa of Troy, MO, and Frank Kroupa of Arnold, MO; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Svabada of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, S-sgt. Lawrence b. Kallal who was killed in action 1 October 1943; parents and two sisters.

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(1a) Joseph V. and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal's son Joseph Jacob Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. San Dimas, Calif. - Former Jerseyville resident Joseph Jacob Kallal, 81, died Saturday 20 June 1992 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif. He was born 13 April 1911 in Jersey county, son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal. On 30 September 1935, he married the former Alberta Newdigate in Beardstown. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael Kallal of Laguna Niguel, Calif., four grandchildren; five brothers, Victor Kallal of Greenville, Albert Kallal of Carrollton, Leo Kallal of University City, MO; David Kallal of Dunkirk, MD; and Valentine Kallal of Jerseyville; and four Sisters, Rosa Lee Hays and Ann Kallal, both of Waldorf, MD, Genevieve Entwistle of University City and Mary Major of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were a grandson; a brother, Lawrence Kallal; and a sister, Agnes Quest. A funeral mass was celebrated 23 June at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic church in Covina, Calif. Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Rowland Heights, Calif. Custer-Christiansen Mortuary of Covina handled arrangements.

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(2a) Joseph V. and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal's son Valentine Francis Kallal's obituary - Valentine Francis Kallal, 92, died at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 14, 2010 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. He was born in Jerseyville on Feb. 13, 1918, one of 13 children born to the late Joseph Victor "J.V." and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal. Val has been engaged in farming his entire life, and actually was born on the same property that he felt privliged to live and work his entire life on. He was a graduate of Jersey Township High School, and was a loyal member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He married the former Rosie Rostello on Nov. 29, 1952 at St. Francis and together they shared 40 years together before her death on May 14, 1993. He then married Jean (Shivers) Pistorius Gorman on July 12, 1996 at St. Francis, and were blessed with 13 years before her death on Aug. 16, 2009. Val is survived by Jeans children & their spouses, Mark Pistorius of Colo, Iowa, Stephen & Mary Pistorius of Granite City, Kurt & Eve Pistorius of Centennial, Co., Carol & Gary Robeen of Hardin, Dianna & Cliff Bigelow of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Eric & Lisa Pistorius of Jerseyville, Laurie & David Petras of Alton, and Lisa & Joe Scott of Edwardsville, 18 Grandchidren ; and one great grandchildren; one sister, RosaLee Hayes of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Victor Kallal of Greenville, David Kallal of Dunkirk, Md., and Albert Kallal of Jerseyville. He is also survived by many loving nieces & nephews, including locally, Henry & Marie Kallal and Harold & Terrie Kallal all of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents and two wives, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Lawrence & Leo Kallal; and four sisters, Agnes Quest, Mary Major, Ann Kallal, and Genevieve Entwistle. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to masses.

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Valentine Kallal's 1st wife Rosie Catherine (Rastello) Kallal's sister Betty Jean (Rastello) Carrico's obituary - CARROLLTON — Betty Jean Carrico, 89, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at her home in Carrollton, surrounded by family and close friends, following a 9-month battle with recurring cancer. Born August 6, 1925, in Collinsville, Ill., she was the youngest child of Italian immigrants Rudolpho Guiseppe Serafina and Mary Josephine (Laurenti) Rastello. She was a 1943 graduate of Hardin High School where she was a 4-year cheerleader, and attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville. Mrs. Carrico married Everett Neil Carrico on Sept. 17, 1943, in Hardin. The couple later divorced. They were the parents of one daughter, Sue Ellen (Carrico) Houseman of Carrollton. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton where she served as choir director and organist for many years, a 68-year member of Catholic Daughters of America Court St. Joan, member of St. John's Altar Society, and served as president of the Diocesan Counsel of Catholic Women in 1960. She taught piano, organ and voice in her home for 71 years; and was director of the Carrollton Community Chorus who performed "The Witness," a Lenten presentation of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, which the Chorus presented for approximately 33 years in area churches. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Carrico is survived by one grandson, Dustin James Houseman (companion Crystal Touhill) of Carrollton; one great-granddaughter, Jordyn Lynn Houseman of Carlinville (and her mother, Heather Higgins Heater of Carlinville); one great-grandchild due in July; two nieces, Debbie (husband Steve) Trochuck of Jerseyville and Dana (husband Clayton) Hildred of Decatur; two nephews, Neil (wife Bev) Schofield of Alton and Douglas (wife Kathy) Carrico of Kane; two sisters-in-law, Donna Carrico of Jerseyville and Ethel Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla.; cousins, John (wife Doe) Laurenti of St. Louis and James (wife Colleen) Laurenti of Modesto, Calif.; and special friends, Bonnie Flowers and Stormee Barton of Carrollton. Mrs. Carrico was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Alfredo "Freddie" Rastello; one sister and three brothers-in-law: Rosie Catherine and Valentine Kallal, Daniel "Danny" Carrico, Richard L. Schofield Sr., and Charles Harnett; and one nephew, Richard L. Schofield Jr. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton, with the rosary at 3:45 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Catholic Church Keyboard Fund or to Blessing Hospice of Greene County. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at: www.airsman-hires.com.

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Valentine Kallal's 2nd wife Jean Marie (Shivers) Pistorius Gorman Kallal's obituary - JERSEYVILLE 08/16/2009 - Jean Marie Pistorius Kallal, 79, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2009 at her residence after a courageous 19 month battle with acute leukemia. She was born in Peoria on Feb. 23, 1930, the daughter of the late William R. and Mildred (Followell) Shivers. Jean married Virgil Pistorius in 1950, and together they were the parents of eight children, until his untimely death in 1967. After his death, Jean took her family under her wings, and began a 30 year career in the radio and newspaper business. She first began at WJBM Radio in Jerseyville, and later became a reporter for the Alton Telegraph, was the editor of the Democrat News in Jerseyville and retired in 1996 from the News Journal. A civic minded individual Jean was devoted to her community and church. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church as well as their Altar Society, and member of the Jersey County Chamber of Commerce as well as their Ambassadors. She served on many boards, namely the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, served as the Jersey County represenative on the Private Industry Council, Co-Chaired the Jerseyville 1984 Sesquicentennial booklet and publicity committee, a Girl Scout leader, and was a member of the Jersey County Republicans, and served as an election judge in Jersey County. In 1975, she married Louis Gorman, and they shared a few years together before his death in 1980. She later married Valentine Kallal on July 12, 1996 at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, and they have spent and shared the past 13 years together.

Surviving are her husband, Valentine Kallal; eight children & their spouses, Mark Pistorius of Colo, Iowa, Stephen & Mary Pistorius of Granite City, Kurt & Eve Pistorius of Centennial, Co., Carol & Gary Robeen of Hardin, Dianna and Cliff Bigelow of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Eric & Lisa Pistorius of Jerseyville, Laurie & David Petras of Alton, and Lisa & Joe Scott of Edwardsville; 18 grandchildren, Nicholas, Emily & Andrew Pistorius, Matt, Rachel, and Sarah Pistorius, Amanda Pistorius, Jeramy & Ashley Robeen, Ben & Lauren Bigelow, Jessica Hansen, Heather Pinter, Tyler Pistorius, Jacob Petras, Danielle Porter, Julia & Jenna Leitner; a great granddaughter, Mila Williams; three sisters, Rosalie Gorden of Taylorville, Mary Joye of Surfside Beach, SC., and JoAnn Newland of Decatur. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father D. Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will take place later that afternoon at the Boody Cemetery in Boody, Illinois. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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(3a) Joseph V. and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal's son Albert Kallal's obituary - August 30. 2013 7:49 - Albert Joseph Kallal, 97, died at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Jerseyville Manor. He was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Jerseyville, and was the son of Joseph "JV" and Theresa (Kroupa) Kallal (both deceased). He first married Martha Rowe Jan. 25, 1947, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Jerseyville. She died Jan. 28, 1971. He married Gloria Gano Bowie June 29, 1973, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. She died Jan. 20, 2009. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving his country as a corporal in Europe. He was a retired farmer and he was a 1938 graduate of the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, charter member of Soil and Water Conservation, 4-H leader, charter member of Jersey Township High School FFA, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Jerseyville, American Legion and Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. He is survived by sons, Henry (Marie) Kallal of Jerseyville, Harold (Terrie) Kallal of Jerseyville and Dr. Kevin Kallal of Keller, Texas; daughters, Theresa (Larry) Thaete of Lake Bluff, Ill., Eleanor (Larry) Cox of Santa Monica, Calif., Monica Kallal of Santa Monica and Mary Kay Campbell of Chatsworth, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosa Lee Hays of St. Louis; and two brothers, Victor Kallal of Greenville, Ill., and David Kallal of Dunkirk, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; sisters, Agnes Quest, Mary Major, Genevieve Entwistle and Ann Kallal; and brothers, Joe, Leo, Lawrence and Valentine Kallal. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with rosary at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post No. 492. The Rev. William H. Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be to St. Francis/Holy Ghost School or Masses. Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Albert Joseph Kallal and his 1st wife Martha (Rowe) Kallal's son Henry Joseph Kallal's wife Marie Elizabeth (Ankney) Kallal's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Marie Elizabeth Kallal, 68, passed away at 2:40 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at her home in rural Jersey County, surrounded by her family, after a two month battle with cancer. She was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Nov. 10, 1948, and was one of four children born to Elmer M. and Frances L. (Hormel) Ankney. Marie graduated from Big Horn High School in Big Horn, Wyoming, and attended both Sheridan (Wyoming) Junior College and St. John's School of Nursing in Rapid City, South Dakota. She met Jersey County native, Henry Joseph Kallal, while they both were attending a 4-H gathering in Chicago, and after a few years of courtship, the two married on Dec. 29, 1969, in Sheridan, Wyoming. Their nearly 47 years' marriage has been blessed with much happiness, as they both shared the joys of raising their four children and now the blessings of seven grandchildren, with another grandbaby due any day. In 1985, she opened her own little shop on West Third Street in downtown Alton, naming it Marie's Kitchen. With the help of great friends, it became a success, with the sweet smell of potato rolls and cinnamon rolls drawing the customer through the front door. Her venture was even featured in the Wall Street Journal, and she continued to enjoy her endeavor for 14 years, before beginning her catering business, serving the local area until her retirement in 2013. Surviving are her husband, Henry J. Kallal of Jerseyville; a daughter, Lisa Kallal of London, England; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clint and Andi Kallal of Jerseyville, Curt and Nikki Kallal of Polk City, Iowa, and Luke Kallal and Lauren Pegue of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Kay Ankney of Springfield, Oregon; and two brothers, Jim Ankney of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Leo Ankeny of Decker, Montana. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Martha Kallal. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. She will be laid to rest in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to either the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

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(3) Joseph and Mary (Jilek) Kallal's son Bernard Joseph "Ben" Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 1983: A funeral mass for Bernard Joseph "Ben" Kallal, 89, of R. 4, Jerseyville was celebrated Thursday morning at Holy Ghost church with Father William Hembrow as celebrant. His death occurred at 1:50 pm 17 January at Greenwood Manor nursing home. The retired farmer and World War I veteran was born 27 February 1893 in Jersey county, a son of Joseph and Mary Jilek Kallal. Kallal was a member of Holy Ghost church where he was a trustee for many years, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, American Legion and World War I barracks and Jersey farm bureau. He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Darr of Jerseyville and Ramona Boehler of Downers Grove; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His wife, the former Pearl Crowder whom he married 4 November 1920, died 1 May 1974. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. The rosary was recited at Jacoby Brothers funeral home followed by Fourth Degree Knights rites. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery, Fieldon. The Holy Ghost school was named as a memorial.

Frank V. Kallal

Frank V. Kallal was born in 1858 in Jersey County, IL. He was a son of Frank and Francis (Kazimon) Kallal and a brother to Joseph Kallal. His parents came from Bohemia. He died in 1932 and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married 1st Elizabeth M. Jilek Apr. 9, 1888 in Jersey County, IL. She was born Jan. 28, 1862 and died Jan. 15, 1892 of consumption. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Frank V. Kallal married 2nd Louisa M. Kraus Oct. 25, 1898 in Jersey County, IL. She was born Dec. 18, 1868 and died May 5, 1924. She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Frank V. Kallal had these children-John F. Kallal; Mrs. John (Marie Kallal) Meuth, Mrs. Edward Weithekamp, Mrs. Nellie Campion, Mrs Edward Wentz, Raymond Kallal, and Thomas A. Kallal. Three of the children were from his 1st wife Elizabeth M. (Jilek) Kallal. Her obituary said she left 3 children. I am not sure which children are from his 1st wife. Children of Frank V. Kallal and his 2nd wife Louisa (Kraus) Kallal were-Raymond Kallal, Thomas A. Kallal, Mrs. John (Marie Kallal) Meuth, and at least one of the other children.

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Krank V. Kallal's 1st wife Elizabeth M. (Jilek) Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Jersey County Democrat, 29 January 1892: Fieldon - died 18 January 1892, Mrs. Frank Kallal of consumption. Funeral at the cemetery 2 1/2 miles from Fieldon. Leaves husband and three children.

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(1) Frank V. and Louisa (Kraus) Kallal's son Raymond Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. Jerseyville Republican 7 January 1926: Raymond Kallal died 3 January at St. Anthony's in St. Louis. 20 years old. Operated on for removal of tonsils and complications followed. Leaves father, Frank V.; brother, John F.; four sisters; Mrs. John Meuth of Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward Weithekamp of Raymond, Mrs. Nellie Campion and Mrs Edward Wentz of St. Louis. Funeral from Holy Ghost church. Rev. J.h. Gramke. Burial in St. Francis cemetery.

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(2) Frank V. and Louisa (Kraus) Kallal's daughter Marie Louise (Kallal) Meuth's husband John Franklin Meuth's obituary - MEUTH. Died 06-17-1978. Funeral mass for John Franklin Meuth, 88, a retired farmer of Route 4, Jerseyville will be celebrated at 10:30 am Tuesday at Holy Ghost church with father William Hembrow and Msgr. P. P. Heinen concelebrants. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. His death occurred at 1pm June 17 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 14, 1890 in Lincoln County, Missouri, a son of John W. and Mary Albert Meuth. He was a member of the Holy Ghost church, World War I veterans, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. His survivors are three sons, Maurice and Paul Meuth of Jerseyville and Cletus Meuth of Kane; one daughter, Anne Wagenblast, Jerseyville; 21 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Marie Louise Kallal; one son, John Gregory, a daughter, Dorothy, one brother, Benjamin, and a sister, Bessie Schuckenbrock. Visitation from 3 to 9 pm Monday evening at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 pm.

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(1a) John and Marie Kallal Meuth's son Paul F. Meuth's obituary - MEUTH. A funeral mass for Paul F. Meuth, 203 Northmoor, Jerseyville was concelebrated Friday morning at the Holy Ghost church with father William Hembrow, pastor, and Msgr. P. O. Heinen as concelebrants. He died at 11:20 pm January 18 at Alton Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for five days for treatment of a broken hip suffered in a fall. Coroner's inquest pending. He was born April 3, 1930 in Jerseyville, a son of the late John and Marie Kallal Meuth and was an insurance agent for Farmers Mutual of Iowa. Meuth was a veteran of the Korean war. He was a member of the Holy Ghost church and fourth degree Knights of Columbus. His survivors are his former wife, Margie Flamm Meuth; two sons, James Meuth of Carbondale and John Meuth of Jerseyville; three Daughters, Barbara Williams of Quincy, Karen Ryan of Bloomington and Patricia Meuth of Jerseyville; one Sister, Ann Wagenblast of Jerseyville; and two brothers, Maurice Meuth of Jerseyville and Cletus Meuth of Kane. His parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. A prayer service was read Thursday evening at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home followed by the fourth degree Knights of Columbus rites. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 492 at St. Mary's cemetery. The Holy Ghost school has been named as a memorial.

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(3) Frank V. and Louisa (Kraus) Kallal's son Thomas A. Kallal's obituary - KALLAL. 1921: The funeral services for Thomas A. Kallal, aged 20 years and 7 months, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Kallal two miles northwest of Jerseyville, Friday, at 1:30 pm will be held from the church of the Holy Ghost, Monday 27 February at 9:30 am. Solemn requiem mass will be celebrated, the Rev. Father John H. Gramke, celebrant; the Rev. Father E. J. Eckhard, deacon; and the Rev. Father Francis Shiels, sub-deacon. Interment will be in St. Francis cemetery. The remains may be seen at the home after 4 pm Saturday.

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