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WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Unrelated Families-Page 10b (Cope Continued)

On this page I have provided genealogy information about unrelated families that my parents and I knew in and around the Jersey County, IL area, but are not directly related to our family.

Edward "Heck" Cope

Edward "Heck" Cope was born in 12-6-1886 Jersey County, IL. He died in 4-7-1967 in Jersey Co., IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was a son of Edman and Sarah (Ward) Cope. He married Ida Gondolia "Dola" Ontis 10-2-1907 in Jersey County, IL. She was born in Aug. 26, 1887 in Nutwood, Jersey County, IL and died Oct. 13, 1970 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery. She was the daughter of James Ontis (1866-1929) and Catherine (Walsh) Ontis (1864-1938). Her siblings were-Harry Leroy Ontis (1886-1960); William Ontis (1891-1966); and Lawrence Lamar Ontis (1896-1964). Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope had 4 children-Irene Cope (1907-1991), Grace Marie Cope (1911-1988), Cynthia Lucille Cope (1920-1998), and James Edward Cope (1909-1986).

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Edward "Heck" Cope's obituary - Funeral services for Edward "Heck" Cope of Fieldon will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Beckham Day, pastor of Pilgrim Holiness Church, will officiate, and the interment will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. He was born in the Fieldon vicinity Dec. 6, 1886. He died Friday in Jersey Community Hospital. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dola Cope; one son, James Cope of Fieldon; three daughters, Mrs. George Wadlow Sr. and Mrs. Herbert Gunterman of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Clifford Maples of San Diego, Calif.; eleven grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Gubser Funeral Home.

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Edward "Heck" Cope's wife Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's obituary - Ida Gondolia Dola Ontis Cope, widow of Edward "Heck" Cope and a former Fieldon resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 13, 1970 in Mercy Hospital at San Diego, Calif. She was 83. She was born near Nutwood on her parents farm on Aug. 26, 1887. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. George (Irene) Wadlow of Fieldon, Mrs. Herbert (Grace) Gunterman of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Clifford (Lucille) Maples of San Diego, Calif, with whom she had made her home for the past few years; a son, James Cope of Fieldon; a sister, Miss Blanche Ontis of Hardin; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren: and 16 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 17, 1970 at the Gubser Funeral Home. The Rev. Anthony J. Maggos of Alton officiated. Interment was in Fieldon Cemetery.

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(1) Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's daughter Irene Cope was born in Jersey County, November 25, 1907. She died 09-30-1991 in Jersey Co., IL. She married George Wadlow Sr. on September 24, 1923, in Alton. He died May 31, 1989 in Jersey Co., IL. He was born in 1901 in Jersey County, IL, a son of the late Otho and Lula (Vinson) Wadlow. They are both buried in Fieldon Cemetery Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. George Wadlow Sr's father Otho Wadlow was born February 4, 1877 in MO, and died in 1966 in Jersey Co., IL, a son of Thomas F. Wadlow born in MO in 1853. George Wadlow's mother Lula or Lulu (Vincent) Wadlow was a daughter of George and Alice (Cope) Vincent. She was born 4-17-1880 Jersey Co., IL, and died 6-7-1963 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL. George Wadlow's grandfather and his father Otho Wadlow's father Thomas F. Wadlow's parents were John W. Wadlow and Cynthia Tharpe (Thorp?). John W. Wadlow was born to William Wadlow and Nancy Bishop. William Wadlow was born to John Wadlow and Mary Arnold. Otho Wadlow's father and George Wadlow Sr's grandfather Thomas F. Wadlow married Lucy Miriam Parks on August 5, 1875 in Reynolds Co., MO. Lucy Miriam Parks was a daughter of Andrew Jackson Parks and Lucinda Rayfield. Her birth date was December 4, 1853 in Reynolds Co., MO. Lucy M. (Parks) Wadlow died in Otterville, Jersey Co. IL on August 6, 1942 at the age of 88. Her father Andrew Jackson Parks was born in Georgia on November 13, 1823, and her mother Lucinda Rayfield was born in Kentucky on September 20, 1826.

George Wadlow Sr. and Irene (Cope) Wadlow had these children-George, "Bud" Wadlow Jr., Thelma Wadlow, Opal Wadlow, Susan Wadlow, Peggy Wadlow, Stewart Wadlow, and Anna Grace Wadlow, Deloris Mae Wadlow, Virgil Lee Wadlow, Shirley Jean Wadlow, and Marcella Marie Wadlow.

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Ed "Heck" Cope and Dola (Ontis) Cope's daughter Irene (Cope) Wadlow's obituary - Irene (Cope) Wadlow, Died 09-30-1991. Irene Wadlow, 83, died September 30, 1991, at her home, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Jersey County, November 25, 1907, a daughter of the late Ed "Heck" Cope & Dola (Ontis) Cope. She married George Wadlow Sr on September 24, 1923, in Alton. He died May 31, 1989.

Surviving are 1 son George, "Bud" Wadlow Jr of Jerseyville; 4 daughters, Thelma Moore of Flint, MI, Opal Molohon and Susan Godar, both of Jerseyville, and Peggy Ridenbark of Fieldon; 24 grandchildren; 47 g-grandchildren; 11 g-g-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Grace Gunterman and Lucille Maples, both of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were 1 son, Stewart Wadlow; 1 daughter, Anna Grace DeSherlia; and 1 brother, James Cope. Visitation and services were from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev David Cauley officiated. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.

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Irene (Cope) Wadlow's husband George Wadlow Sr's obituary - George Wadlow, Died 05-31-1989. George Wadlow Sr, 88, died May 31, 1989, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville, after a length illness. Wadlow retired in 1963 as a construction laborer. He was born in Jersey County, son of the late Otho & Lula (Vinson) Wadlow. On September 24, 1923, in Alton, he married the former Irene Cope, and she survives.

Also surviving are 1 son, George "Bud" Wadlow Jr of Jerseyville; 4 daughters, Thelma Moore of Flint, MI, Peggy Ridenbark of Fieldon, and Opal Molohon and Susan Godar, both of Jerseyville; 24 grandchildren; 43 g-grandchildren; and 1 brother Howard Wadlow of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were 1 son, Stewart Wadlow; 1 daughter, Anna DeSherlia; 1 brother, and 2 sisters. Visitation and service was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Dave Cauley officiated and burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to charity of one's choice.

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Irene (Cope) Wadlow's husband George Wadlow's father Otho M. Wadlow's obituary - Died 00-07-1966. Otho M Wadlow, died Thursday am at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for 1 day. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carl Skilbeck of Otterville Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. He was born February 4, 1877 in Reynolds County, MO, a son of the late Thomas Franklin & Suzy M (Parks) Wadlow. He is survived by 2 sons, George & Howard Wadlow of Jerseyville; and 2 brothers, William of Alton and John of Mobile, AL; 11 grandchildren; and 24 g-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.

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Irene (Cope) Wadlow's husband George Wadlow's mother Lula (Vinson) Wadlow's obituary - Lula Wadlow, wife of Otho Wadlow of Fieldon, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday June 7, 1963 in Jersey Community Hospital. She was 83. The former Lula Vinson, she was born April 17, 1880. in Jersey County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Vinson. Survivors besides her husband are two sons, George and Howard, Jerseyville; two brothers, Henry and Lloyd Vinson, Dow; 11 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. The body is at Gubser Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Vale Walkington of Otterville. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation hours at the funeral home will be after 4 p.m. today.

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(1a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's son Stewart L Wadlow Sr's obituary - Stewart L Wadlow Sr, Died 09-30-1084. Stewart L Wadlow Sr, 51, of Jerseyville, died September 30 at his home. He had been a driver of Kinestra for 28 years. He was born November 14, 1932 in Jersey County, son of George Sr & Irene (Cope) Wadlow who survive.

Leaves wife, the former Beatrice Pruitt whom he married July 12, 1952 in Otterville; 3 daughters, Barbara R Carey of Grafton, Linda L McIntyre of Kingwood, TX and Theresa Powers of Grafton; 1 son Stewart L Wadlow, Jr of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Peggy Ridenbark and Susan Godar of Feldon, Opal Molohon of Jerseyville; Thelma Moore, Flint, MI; and 1 brother, George "Bud" Wadlow of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 sister. Masonic Rites at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.

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Stewart Wadlow Sr's wife Beatrice (Pruitt) Wadlow's mother Fannie L. (Skiff) Pruitt's obituary - Died 09-05-1984. Calhoun Herald 13 September 1984: Funeral of Fannie L. Pruitt, 96 years old, held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. R. E. George serving. Burial in Fieldon cemetery. Born 19 June 1888 in Fieldon to late Albert and Ruth Watson Skiff. Married Kersey H. Pruitt in June 1910. He died 23 July 1957. Leaves two sons, Kersey H. Pruitt and Leo of Fieldon; five daughters, Norma Cates, Ruth Devening and Goldie Pruitt of Fieldon and Blanche Herring and Beatrice Wadlow of Jerseyville. 32 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.

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(1aaa) Stewart and Beatrice (Pruitt) Wadlow's grandson and their daughter Theresa Diane (Wadlow) Powers' son Douglas Laverne Powers' obituary - Douglas Laverne Powers, 25, was pronounced dead at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the scene of a one-car motor vehicle accident in Jersey County. He was born Nov. 22, 1984, in Alton, the son of Jeffrey Lee and Theresa Diane (Wadlow) Powers. He had been employed with Alter Barge Lines and was currently a service technician at Wells-Norris in Jerseyville for the past four years.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Jeffrey and Thelma Powers of Grafton; two children, Matthew Douglas Powers and Madalynn LeeAnne Nicole Powers, both of Waco, Texas; a brother, Ryan Lee Powers of Jerseyville; a nephew, Ryder Lee Powers of Jerseyville; and the mother of his two children, Amber Brown of Waco. He was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Powers; his grandparents, Arthur "Dutch" and Emma Powers; and Stewart and Beatrice Wadlow. Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. The Rev. David Hargriss will officiate. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to the Powers family would be greatly appreciated and may be given at the funeral home

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(2a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Opal (Wadlow) Molohon's husband William David Molohon's obituary - William David Molohon, Died 02-11-1986. Dated 26 February 1986: William David Molohon, 62, of Jerseyville, died February 11 at his residence. He was born August 31, 1923 in Colverport, Kentucky to the late William and Catherine (Wathen) Molohon. He married Opal Wadlow on June 6, 1970. He was a veteran of World War II and a TV repairman. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier church, the Jerseyville American Legion and VFW.

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(3a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Anna Grace (Wadlow) Desherlia's obituary - Anna Grace (Wadlow) Desherlia, Died 04-09-1981. Anna Grace Desherlia, 52, of Rural Route Fieldon was pronounced died at her home, April 9, from a gunshot wound. Visitation and services were held from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert Barber of the Fieldon Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Born July 14, 1928 in Jersey County, she was a daughter of George & Irene (Cope) Wadlow Sr. She married Claude Desherlia in November 1947 in St. Louis.

Survivors her husband; her parents; 3 Sons, Chino Bob Desherlia, Rosewood Heights, Dale and Daniel R. of Fieldon; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers, George "Bud" Wadlow and Stewart Wadlow of Jerseyville; 4 Sisters, Thelma Moore of Flint, Michigan, Opal Moholon, Peggy Ridenbark and Susie Godar, Fieldon. She was preceded in death by 1 son, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.

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Anna Grace (Wadlow) DeSherlia's husband Claude M. DeSherlia's obituary - Claude M. DeSherlia, 85, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Jerseyville Manor. He was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Deerplain, Ill., to Ross and Gladys (Reeves) DeSherlia. His marriage to the former Edith Edelmann took place July 17, 1982, in Hardin. He retired after 30 years of service to his country in the United States Navy and the United States Army, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He had worked as a deputy sheriff at the Jersey County Sheriff's Office and retired in 1991 as a site security officer at Pere Marquette State Park. He was a member of the Grafton American Legion Post 648, a lifetime member of the Jerseyville VFW Post 4528, and Retired Enlisted Association (TREA).

Survivors include his wife of Fieldon, Edith DeSherlia; three sons, Chino "Bob" DeSherlia of Branson, Mo., Dale DeSherlia of Tennessee and Daniel DeSherlia of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Burns and Joyce Senger, both of Grafton; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Marie DeSherlia; first wife, Anna Grace (Wadlow) DeSherlia; son, Claude DeSherlia Jr.; brother, Paul DeSherlia; and sisters, Dorothy Hodge and Delores Berrgan. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where his niece, Joyce Hurst, will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23. Burial will take place at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton with graveside military rites by Grafton American Legion Post 648. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grafton American Legion Post 648 and the Alzheimer's Association.

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Anna Grace (Wadlow) DeSherlia's husband Claude M. DeSherlia's sister Peggy Ann (DeSherlia) Burns's obituary - Peggy Ann Burns, 82, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born in St. Louis on March 5, 1929, and was one of six children born to Ross and Marie Blanche (Crawford) DeSherlia, now deceased. Peggy was raised in Grafton and was a graduate of the Grafton High School. As a lifelong resident of Grafton, Peggy and her husband, Stanley, owned and operated Peg and Stans Restaurant in Grafton for 20 years, and she continued to be admired for her hospitality, always enjoying cooking for family and anyone else that walked through their doorway. She enjoyed playing bingo, but her true joy was time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Stanley Burns; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Becky Burns of Grafton and Jim Burns of Ramsey; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Mike Romano of Godfrey; five grandchildren and their spouses, Andy Austin of Arkansas, Chad and Amie Burns of Freeburg, Amy and Joel Hall of Alton, Rose and Jesse Wilson of Florissant, Mo., and Michael Romano of St. Louis; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bob Senger of Grafton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Paul DeSherlia and Claude DeSherlia; and two sisters, Dorothy Hodge and Delores Berrigan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the St. Patricks Catholic Church in Grafton, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to Pan-Can, an organization dedicated to the research and elimination of pancreatic cancer.

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(4a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Deloris Mae Wadlow was born 5-25-1925 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 11-5-1926 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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(5a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's son Virgil Lee Wadlow was born 3-24-1934 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 9-4-1937 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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(6a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Shirley Jean Wadlow was born 6-21-1937 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 7-1-1937 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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(7a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Marcella Marie Wadlow was born 10-12-1938 in Jersey Co., IL, and died 10-12-1938 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL.

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(8a) George and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's daughter Susan Wadlow married Dwain Godar and they had these children-Timothy D. Godar, Tracy Godar, and Doug Godar.

Dwain Godar married 2nd to Roberta, and Susan married 2nd to Robert Schmidt.

(Note: Susan Wadlow's husband Dwain Godar's mother Viola (Griffin) Godar was my cousin, and a daughter of my father Walter Edward Westfall's sister Anna (Westfall) Griffin.)

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

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

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(2) Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's daughter Grace Marie Gunterman was born Aug. 5, 1911 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died Apr. 4, 1998 in Swansea, St. Clair County, Illinois. She first married Virgil Overmeyer in 1928 at the Jersey County Court House, in Jerseyville Illinois. She married 2nd Herbert R. Gunterman April 15, 1932 in Jerseyville, Jersey county, Illinois. Herbert R. Gunterman was a farmer and was born August 29, 1900 in Fieldon, a son of Frank & Emma (Bethel) Gunterman. He died in 1998. Both Grace and her 2nd husband Hervert R. Gunterman are buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois. Grace and her 1st husband Robert Overmeyer had a son-Robert Overmeyer. Grace and her 2nd husband Herbert R. Gunterman had 3 sons-Wesley Gunterman, Robert Gunterman, and John Gunterman.

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Grace Marie (Cope) Gunterman's obituary - Grace Marie Gunterman was born September 5, 1911 to Edward E. and Ida Gondolia Ontis Cope. Grace died April 4, 1998 at Castle Haven Care Center in Swansea, Illinois. She first married Virgil Overmeyer in 1928 at the Jersey County Court House, in Jerseyville Illinois. She married Herbert Gunterman April 15, 1932 in Jerseyville, Jersey county Illinois. She was survived by two sons, Robert Lee Overmeyer, and Wesley Herbert Gunterman.

(Note: April 11, 1998 Alton Telegraph - The Family Of Grace Gunterman Would like to express our deepest gratitude and most sincere appreciation to all our family, friends, and neighbors for their consoling loving & support during our time of loss. We send a special thank you to Pastor Jon Lorch for an inspiring eulogy. Thanks to all for their faithful prayers, cards, lovely flowers and memorials. And a sincere thank you to all who know & loved Grace. ~ Robert & Shirley Overmeyer & Family

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Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's daughter Grace (Cope) Gunterman's 2nd husband Herbert R. Gunterman's obituary - Herbert R. Gunterman, 74, died January 16 at Jersey County Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Thurman Strange officiated, burial was in Fieldon cemetery. He was a farmer and was born August 29, 1900 in Fieldon, a son of Frank & Emma (Bethel) Gunterman. Surviving are his wife Grace (Cope) Gunterman; 3 sons, John of Chicago, Robert, Caseyville, and Wesley, Charleston, SC; 10 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren; 1 Brother Raymond Gunterman, Hardin and Rachel Mckinney of Jerseyville. His parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters, preceded him in death.

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(3) Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's son James Edward Cope, Sr., was born Jun. 29, 1909 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died Aug. 18, 1986 in Jerseyville, Jersey County Illinois. He married Freda Czaia in April 1928, in Jerseyville, IL. She was born Jul. 22, 1910 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died Sep. 18, 2002, in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Her burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale, Jersey County, IL. James and Freda Czaia Cope had 3 children-James E. Cope, Pamela Cope and Charles Lamar Cope (1928-1961).

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James Edward Cope Sr.'s obituary - James Edward Cope Sr., 77, died at 9:22 p.m.Monday, Aug. 18, 1986, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. The son of the late Edward and Dola (Ontis) Cope, he married the former Freda Czaia in April 1928, in Jerseyville. He was born in Jersey County and worked out of the Carpenters and Mill Wrights Union which he retired from in 1978. Surviving, are his wife; a son, James E. Cope Jr. of Brighton, Colo.; a daughter, Pamela Brown of Alton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Wadlow and Grace Gunterman, both of Jerseyville, and Lucille Maples of McClusky. The body was donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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James Edward Cope Sr.'s wife Freda Marie Czaia Cope's obituary - Freda Marie Cope, 92, died at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday,Sept. 18, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. The daughter of Henry Louis and Effie Marie (Roberts) Czaia, she was born July 22, 1910, in Jersey County and reared in the Union Forest area. A homemaker, she married James E. Cope Sr. April 18, 1928, in Jerseyville. After 58 years of marriage, he died Aug. 18, 1986. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Ellyn Kay Cope Jr. of Brighton, Colo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Sue and John Coppinger of Brighton, IL..; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles "Bud" Cope in 1961, and one brother, William Franz. Services were at 1 p.'m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home (the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel) in Jerseyville, the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery.

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(1a) James and Freda Czaia Cope's son Charles Lamar Cope's wife Lois A. Cope's obituary - Lois A. Cope, 60, of Northglenn died Nov. 12. Services were Nov. 16 at First Southern Baptist Church of Northglenn, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Cope was born May 22, 1934, in St. Louis, Ill. She married Charles Cope on June 7, 1952, in St. Louis. She was a legal secretary. Survivors include a son, Charles of Northglenn; two daughters, Vicki Scott of Aurora and Diane of Northglenn; and five grandchildren. Source: Published in the Denver Post in Denver, CO on November 26, 1994.

Second obituary found for Lois A. Cope - Lois A. Cope of Northglenn, a legal secretary, died Nov. 12. She was 60. Services were Nov. 16 at First Southern Baptist Church of Northglenn. Interment was in Highland Cemetery. She was born May 22, 1934, in East St. Louis, Ill. On June 7, 1952, she married Charles Lamar Cope in St. Louis. He is deceased. She is survived by a son, Charles, Northglenn; two daughters, Vicki L. Scott, Aurora, and Diane Cope, Northglenn; and five grandchildren. Source: Published in the Denver Post in Denver, CO on November 25, 1994.

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(4) Edward "Heck" Cope and Ida Gondolia "Dola" (Ontis) Cope's daughter Cynthia Lucille (Cope) Maples's obituary - Cynthia Lucille Maples, 78, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Jerseyville Manor after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Greene County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Dola (Ontis) Cope. She was owner/operator of a restaurant in San Diego for 35 years. She married Clifford Maples in Tijuana, Mexico, in December 1946. He died in July 1990. Surviving are nieces and nephews, George "Bud" Wadlow of Jerseyville, Susan Schmidt of Jerseyville, Thelma Moore of Flint, Mich., Peggy Ridenbark of Fieldon, Robert Overmeyer of Caseyville, Wesley Gunterman of Cross, S.C., Pam Coppinger of Alton and Jim Cope of Brighton, Colo. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Wadlow and Gracie Gunterman, and a brother, Jim Cope. Private services will be at Fieldon Cemetery. Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

Claude Leroy Cope

Claude Leroy Cope was born in 1-25-1910 in Galesburg, Knox Co., IL, and died in 1-5-1971. He is buried in Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He was a son of Claude Leroy Cope and Dollie May Brown. He married James and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Tucker's daughter Jessie S. Tucker. She was born in 1911 and died in 1971. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Claude L. Cope 3-14-1928. Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope had these children-Nellie Marrie Cope, Doly Elizabeth Cope, Doris Jean Cope, Forest Gail Cope, Keith Cordile Cope, LeRoy Cope, and Rethal Fern Cope.

(Note: Claude L. Cope's wife Jessie (Tucker) Cope's mother Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Tucker was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. Her father Joseph Kraushaar was my mother's uncle, and a brother to my mother's father Charles Kraushaar.)

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(1) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's daughter Nellie Marrie Cope married Judson DeVerger 1-5-1948 in Jersey Co., IL. Judson DeVerger and Nellie Marrie (Cope) DeVerger had these children-Rick DeVerger, Deborah DeVerger, and Liasa DeVerger.

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(2) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's daughter Doly Elizabeth Cope married William McFarland of MI.

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(3) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's daughter Doris Jean Cope married Delbert LeRoy Phillips 11-26-1960 in MI. He died 24 December 1986 in an automobile accident at Imlay City, Mich. Delbert LeRoy Phillips and Doris Jean (Cope) Phillips had 4 children-Delbert Cope, Jr., Derick Cope, Jessie Cope, and Kristy Cope.

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Doris Jean Cope's husband Delbert Leroy Phillips's obituary - DELBERT LEROY PHILLIPS, 48, of Capac, Mich., formerly of Fieldon died at 8 pm Tuesday in Lapeer, Mich., following an automobile accident. He had been a schoolteacher in Fieldon and Utica, Mich., and was born in Hamburg, a son of Armpstead and Margaret (Hannel) Phillips of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife, the former Doris Cope; two sons, Delbert, Jr. of Summerfield, Florida, and Derick of Wayne, Mich.; two Daughters, Jessie Aguinaga of Imlay City, Mich., and Kristy at home, six grandchildren; three Brothers, Allen of Taylorville, and James and Simion, both of Jerseyville; and one Sister, Shirley Morrow of Rockport. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 pm Tuesday with the Rev. V. Clay Noah, Jr. Officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon cemetery.

Obit #2 found for Delbert LeRoy Phillips - Former Fieldon Resident Delbert Leroy Phillips Sr., 48, of Capac, Mich., died 24 December 1986 in an automobile accident at Imlay City, Mich. He was born in Hamburg to S. Armpstead and Margaret (Hannel) Phillips. He was a teacher in the Utica Michigan school system and had taught in the Unit 100 School District in Fieldon. Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean (Cope) Phillips of Capac; Sons Delbert L. Jr. of Summerfield, Florida, and Dereck Wayne at home; daughters Jessie Ann Aguinago of Imlay City and Kristy Lynette at home; parents S. Armpstead and Margaret Phillips; brothers Allen of Taylorville and James and Simmeon , both of Jerseyville; sister Shirley Morrow of Rockport; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Ronald. Visitation was 28 December at Utica, Mich., and December 30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was 31 December with the Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial was in the Fieldon cemetery.

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(4) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's son Forest Gail Cope was born July 2, 1941 in MI, and 6-3-1992 in MI. He married Janet Marie Johnston of Sterling Heights MI on November 25, 1961. Children of Forest Gail Cope and Janet Marie (Johnston) Cope were-Wanda Cope born 8-9-1963 in MI, Paula Marie Cope born 8-9-1963 in MI, Windy Ann Cope born 11-24-1966 in MI, and Roger William Cope born 10-3-1971 in MI.

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(5) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's son Kieth Cordile Cope was born in 1933 in Illinois, and died 1985 in Michigan. Children of Kieth Cordile Cope were-Robert K. Cope, Cindy Cope, and Susan Cope.

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Keith Cordile Cope's obituary - Keith C. Cope, 52, of Warren, Mich., formerly of the Fieldon area, died at 8:31 a.m. Saturday at Veteran's Administration Hospital in Allen Park, Mich. He was a master electrician and served in the U.S. Air Force. Born in Illinois, he was a son of the late Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope. Surviving are a son, Robert K of Mattoon; two daughters, Cindy Negri of Great Falls, Mont., and Susan Chauvan of West Virginia Beach, Va., seven grandchildren; two brothers; and four sister. Memorial services were held Monday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Utica, Mich., Local memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hardin Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.

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(6) Claude and Jessie (Tucker) Cope's daughter Rethal Fern Cope married a man whose last name was Pilemann.

Bessie M. (Cope) Jaggers

Bessie M. (Cope) Jaggers, 89, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1911, in Nutwood to the late Rolin and Lula (Ninesinger) Cope. A resident of Nutwood all her life, she owned and operated the Nutwood Grocery Store for 38 years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Edgar Mallett and George Fisk. In 1961, she married Elbert "Buddy" Jaggers. He survives. Also surviving are cousins. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given in her name to the Rosedale/Nutwood Fire Department.

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Bessie M. (Cope) Jaggers's husband - Elbert Wilson "Buddy" Jaggers, 89, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Kentucky. He and the former Bessie Cope were married nearly 40 years. She died Sept. 14, 2000. He was a master mechanic at a Buick garage in Alton before he and his wife owned and operated a grocery store in Nutwood.

Surviving are his close friends, Gene and Peggy Ridenbark, and their families, all of the Nutwood area. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ola, Leva and Mary. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Friday until time of services at 11:30 a.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will follow in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Nutwood/Rosedale Fire Department.

William Wadlow

William Wadlow was born 3 May 1802 in KY, and died 1 Apr 1852 in MO. William Wadlow was a son of John Wadlow born Abt. 1760 in Washington, VA, and Mary Arnold born Abt. 1762. abt. 1822. William Wadlow married Nancy Bishop abt. 1822. Children of William and Nancy (Bishop) Wadlow were-John Wesley Wadlow born 26 Apr 1824 in TN; Mary Ann Wadlow born 20 Feb 1828 in MO; William A. Wadlow born 7 Dec 1830 in MO; Nancy Wadlow born 9 May 1833 in MO; Elijah Franklin Wadlow born 23 Mar 1835 in St. Francois Co, MO; Martha Jane Wadlow born 6 May 1839; and Charles I. Wadlow born 7 Aug 1841.

(1) William and Nancy (Bishop) Wadlow's son John Wesley Wadlow was born 26 Apr 1824 in TN, and died Abt. 2 Jan 1920. He married Cynthia A. Thorp (or Tharpe) born Abt. 1830. Children of John Wesley and Cynthia A. (Thorp/Tharpe) Wadlow were-Sarah J. Wadlow born 26 Feb 1842 in Reynolds Co, MO. Nancy A. Wadlow born 1849; William C. Wadlow born 9 Dec 1852; Thomas Franklin Wadlow born 1853 in MO; John Wesley Wadlow born 1 Oct 1856 in MO; James Wadlow born 1858; and Cynthia Ann Wadlow born 6 Feb 1861 in Reynolds Co, MO.

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(1a) John Wesley and Cynthia A. (Thorp/Tharpe) Wadlow's son Thomas Franklin Wadlow born 1853 in MO, married Lucy Miriam Parks on August 5, 1875 in Reynolds Co., MO. Lucy Miriam Parks was a daughter of Andrew Jackson Parks and Lucinda Rayfield. Her birth date was December 4, 1853 in Reynolds Co., MO. Lucy M. (Parks) Wadlow died in Otterville, Jersey Co., IL on August 6, 1942 at the age of 88. Her father Andrew Jackson Parks was born in Georgia on November 13, 1823, and her mother Lucinda Rayfield was born in Kentucky on September 20, 1826. Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow had these children-Halla Wadlow; Charles Wadlow; John Edgar Wadlow; William Wadlow; Walter Wadlow; and Otho Wadlow who was born February 4, 1877 in MO, and died in 1966 in Jersey Co., IL.

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Lucy M. (Parks) Wadlow's obituary - Died 06-08-1942. Lucy M Wadlow, 88 years, 6 months, 4 days, died at her home June 8, at her home following an extended illness. The deceased was born in Centerville, Missouri, December 4, 1853. She is survived by 5 sons, Otha of Nutwood, William Of Alton, Charles of Wilmington, CA, Edgar of Mobile, AL, and Halla of Otterville. Her husband Thomas Wadlow, and 1 son, Walter Preceded her in death; 1 sister, died some time ago in Piedmont, Missouri. Services were from Otterville Baptist Church, June 11. Rev Raymond Liles officiated and interment was in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

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(1aa) Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow's son Otho Wadlow was born February 4, 1877 in MO, and died in 1966 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Lula Vinson. Otha and Lula (Vinson) Wadlow had these children-Howard Wadlow; George Wadlow born in 1901 in Jersey Co., IL, died May 31, 1989 in Jersey Co., IL; and 2 other daughters (names unknown).

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Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow's son Otha Wadlow's obituary - Died 00-07-1966. Otho M Wadlow, died Thursday am at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for 1 day. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carl Skilbeck of Otterville Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Rosedale Cemetery. He was born February 4, 1877 in Reynolds County, MO, a son of the late Thomas Franklin & Suzy M (Parks) Wadlow. He is survived by 2 sons, George & Howard Wadlow of Jerseyville; and 2 brothers, William of Alton and John of Mobile, AL; 11 grandchildren; and 24 g-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.

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(1aaa) Otha and Lula (Vinson) Wadlow's son George Wadlow was born in 1901 in Jersey Co., IL, and died May 31, 1989 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Irene Cope who was born in Jersey County, November 25, 1907. She died 09-30-1991 in Jersey Co., IL. Her burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Richwood Township, Jersey Co., IL. She married George Wadlow Sr. on September 24, 1923, in Alton. George Wadlow Sr. and Irene (Cope) Wadlow had these children-George, "Bud" Wadlow Jr., Thelma Wadlow, Opal Wadlow, Susan Wadlow, Peggy Wadlow, Stewart Wadlow, and Anna Grace Wadlow. For more information about George Wadlow Sr. and Irene (Cope) Wadlow's family see above on this page.

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(2aaa) Otha and Lula (Vinson) Wadlow's son Howard F. Wadlow was born in 1919 in Jersey County, IL. He died Jan. 11, 2005 in Jersey County, IL. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Elizabeth Jane Spangle May 29, 1941, in Elsberry, Mo. She died Oct. 31, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County to Leslie R. and Tessie E. (Bethel) Spangle. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Children of Howard and Elizabeth Jane (Spangle) Wadlow were-Sharon K. (Wadlow) Sanford, Clayton Wadlow, Stanley R. Wadlow, and Thomas Wadlow.

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Howard F. Wadlow's wife Elizabeth Jane (Spangle) Wadlow's obituary - Jane "Granny" Wadlow, 81, died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County to Leslie R. and Tessie E. (Bethel) Spangle. She married Howard "Poppy" Wadlow on May 29, 1941, in Elsberry, Mo. He died Jan. 11, 2005. She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook at Illini Junior High School in Jerseyville. She was a member of the New Wings of Doves Church in Jerseyville, Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 990 in Calhoun for more than 50 years and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K. and David Sanford of Jerseyville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton and Sharon Y. Wadlow of Jerseyville, Stan and Mary Ann Wadlow of Godfrey and Tom and Sharon E. Wadlow of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Sue and Stan Hawkins, Jill and Brad Brown, Joe and Michelle Wadlow, Tony and Cheryl Wadlow, Becky Wadlow, Rachel and Matt Herring, Alyssa and Colton Wadlow; great-grandchildren, Jantzen and Jaelyn Hawkins, Kinley Brown, T.J. and Carrie Wadlow, Mike, James, Andrew, Justin and Bailey Wadlow; great-great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Brennan Wadlow; two brothers, Raymond Estel "Pat" Spangle of Tucson, Ariz., and Forrest Spangle of Clearwater, Fla.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Elva and Bud Wadlow of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Randy Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jersey Community Hospital Foundation.

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(1aaaa) Howard and Jane (Spangle) Wadlow's son Stanley R. Wadlow's obituary - GODFREY - Stanley R. Wadlow, 63, died at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Born on May 18, 1951, in Carrollton, the son of Howard and Jane (Spangle) Wadlow, both deceased. He married Mary Ann Medford on August 13, 1977, in Jerseyville. He was a retired foreman for Archer Daniels Midland, Had worked at C & W John Deere in Jerseyville. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan. His Favorite past time was to help others by mowing their yards. He was a member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Wadlow; sister, Sharon and David Sanford of Jerseyville; brothers, Clayton and Sharon Wadlow of Jerseyville, Thomas and Sharon Wadlow of Jerseyville; mother-in-law, Marilyn Medford of Alton; special little girlfriend, seven year old neighbor, Emily Geisen; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, George Medford. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at First Assembly of God Church 500 Cross Ave. Jerseyville, Ill. where funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, with Rev Larry Hayes officiating. Burial: Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorial may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville or Cardinals Care. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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(2aa) Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow's son Halla Wadlow's wife Nancy M. (Cooper) Wadlow's obituary - Died 11-12-1954. Nancy M Wadlow, 76, wife of Halla Wadlow, died December 11 at her home in Otterville where she had resided the past 20 years. She was a daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Wiley Cooper and was born at Eldon, Missouri, August 7, 1878. Surviving in addition to her husband, are 3 sons Ephriam Wilson of Versailles, Missouri, David Wilson of MO and Manual Wilson of Tipton, KS, and 5 grandchildren. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Service was held at Otterville Baptist Church, Rev Avery Courtney, pastor, officiated and interment was in Otterville Cemetery.

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(3aa) Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow's son William A. Wadlow's obituary - Died 1969. Wm A Wadlow, 91, died at his home, 818 Douglas, Alton. He had been a gauger? at Western Cartridge Co. Mr Wadlow was born in Reynolds County, MO, December 4, 1878. He married Gustina Wallace on March 27, 1900. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Fred Shaw; 1 brother, John E Wadlow of Mobile, AL. Rev C H Collison of Presbyterian church officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Cemetery.

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Thomas Franklin Wadlow and Lucy Miriam (Parks) Wadlow's son William A. Wadlow's wife Gustine (Wallace) Wadlow's obituary - Died 1965. Gustine Wadlow, 84, wife of Wm A Wadlow, died at her home in Alton, where she had lived for 42 years. She was born in Grafton, January 1, 1881. Her parents were Mr & Mrs Wm T Wallace. March 27, 1900, she married Mr Wadlow. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Fred Shaw; 1 brother, Wm Leslie Wallace of Bethalto and 1 sister, Stella Freeman of Grafton. Rev Frank Marshall officiated with burial in Valhalla Cemetery.

(2) William and Nancy (Bishop) Wadlow;s son Elijah Franklin Wadlow was born 23 Mar 1835 in St. Francois Co., MO, and died 23 Mar 1918. He married 1st Joanne E. Maivers born 30 Jul 1890. He married 2nd Eliza Ruth Legate 19 Dec 1856. Children of Elijah Franklin Wadlow and Eliza Ruth (Legate) Wadlow were-William F. Wadlow born 3 Sep 1857 in Reynolds Co., MO; Samuel Perry Wadlow born 11 Mar 1859 in MO; Charles L. Wadlow born 11 Jan 1862 in Reynolds Co., MO; John W. Wadlow born 22 Mar 1864 in Reynolds Co., MO; Sherman Sylvester Wadlow born 4 Feb 1866 in Ellington, Reynolds Co., MO; Emily Jane Wadlow born 8 Apr 1868 in Grafton, IL; Arthur Wadlow born 5 Jul 1870 in Jersey Co., IL; Nancy Angeline Wadlow born 13 Dec 1872 in Jersey Co., IL; Cynthia Ann Wadlow born 18 Nov 1874 in Jersey Co., IL; and Francis Monroe Wadlow born 20 Jun 1878.

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(1a) Elijah Franklin Wadlow and Eliza Ruth (Legate) Wadlow's son Sherman Sylvester Wadlow was born 4 Feb 1866 in Ellington, Reynolds Co., MO, and died 5 Jan 1952 in Madison Co., Alton, IL. He married Nettie Delight White 31 Jul 1890 in MO. Children of Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow were-Walter Leslie Wadlow born 13 Dec 1891; Harold Franklin Wadlow born 8 Nov 1893 in MO; Cecil Earl Wadlow born 25 Dec 1894 in Valles Mines, MO; Lora Velma Wadlow born 26 Nov 1896 in MO; Verna Ruth Wadlow born 8 Feb 1902 in MO; and Robert Sherman Wadlow born 10 May 1910.

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Elijah Franklin Wadlow and Eliza Ruth (Legate) Wadlow's son Sherman Sylvester Wadlow's obituary - Died 01-05-1952. Sherman S Wadlow, 86, died January 5, at Mather Nursing Home in Alton. The Grafton resident had been a patient in Alton Memorial hospital following a stroke in November and was moved to the nursing home from there. Mr Wadlow had made his home with Mr & Mrs Robert Fosha of Grafton prior to his illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Nettie Wadlow. Surviving are 3 sons, Harold F of Alton, Walter of Jerseyville and Cecil of Lincoln, NE, and 2 daughters, Mrs Guy Horsley of Jackson Heights, NY, and Mrs Herman Greenwood of Tulsa, OK. He also leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral services were held January 8, at Gent Funeral Home, Alton. Rev Carl D Mitchell, pastor of Main St. Methodist Church, Alton, officiated. Interment was in Meadow Branch Cemetery, Grafton.

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(1aa) Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow's son Harold Franklin Wadlow was born 8 Nov 1893 in MO, and died 25 Sep 1969 in Alton, IL. He married Addie Johnson 3 Jun 1917, born Abt. 1900. Children of Harold Franklin Wadlow and Addie (Johnson) Wadlow were-Robert Pershing Wadlow born 22 Feb 1918 in Alton, IL; Helen Ione Wadlow born 6 Feb 1920 in Alton, IL, married Clelle Upchurch born 1915; Eugene Harold Wadlow born 26 Apr 1922 in Alton, IL; Betty Jean Wadlow born 27 Apr 1924, married Robert Bride born 1920; Harold Franklin Wadlow born 12 Aug 1932.

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Harold Franklin Wadlow's wife Addie (Johnson) Wadlow's sister Ethel A. (Johnson) Collins' obotuary - Died 20-07-1976. The funeral of Mrs. Ethel A. Collins of 318 E. Prairie St. Jerseyville was held Tuesday afternoon, July 20 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Her death occurred at 3:15 p.m. on July 17at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1893 in Jersey County, a daughter of Luther and Lillian Myers Johnson. Mrs. Collins was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville, Royal Neighbors of America, Worthey Unit 492 American Legion Auxiliary and 545 Local, Amalgamated Meat Cutter. Her survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Clark (Pauline) Seago of Alton; one son, Harvey Collins of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Johnson of Rosedale; and four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Addie) Wadlow and Mrs. Blaine (Effie) Thompson of Alton, Mrs. Raymond (Elva )Phillips, Edwardsville and Mrs. John (Floy) Guntren of Jerseyville. Her husband, George Collins, died Dec. 18, 1950.

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Harold Franklin Wadlow's wife Addie (Johnson) Wadlow's sister Floy (Johnson) Guntren's obituary - Floy Guntren, 71, of Jerseyville, died June 6 at Blu Fountain Manor, Godfrey. Funeral services were held at Gospel Assembly Church with Rev Harry Frazer officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born February 12, 1907 in Rosedale Township, a daughter of Luther & Lillian (Myers) Johnson. Surviving are her husband, John Guntren; 1 son, Frank Guntren; 1 daughter, Mrs Noreen Hildred, Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; 1 brother, Clifford Johnson, Grafton; 3 sister, Addie Wadlow and Efffie Thompson, both of Alton and Elva Phillips, Edwardsville. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Melva Fox, 2 brother, Jessie and Melvin Johnson, and 1 sister, Ethel Collins. Memorials may be given to Gospel Assembly Church.

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(1aaa) Harold F. and Addie (Johnson) Wadlow's son Robert Pershing Wadlow was born February 22, 1918 on Monroe Street in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He died 15th of July, 1940 in Manistee, Michigan. His weight was 490 pounds, his height was 8' 11.1". He was buried July 19, 1940 in Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison Co., IL. His height of 8' 11.1" qualifies him as the tallest person in history, as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. At the time of his death he weighed 490 pounds. Robert was born on February 22, 1918, and weighed a normal eight pounds, six ounces. He drew attention to himself when at six months old, he weighed 30 pounds. A year later at 18 months, he weighed 62 pounds. He continued to grow at an astounding rate, reaching six feet, two inches and 195 pounds by the time he was eight years old. Between 1920 and 1926 the family lived in Roxana, IL.

His middle name, Pershing, was in honor of the World War I General Pershing, then commanding officer of the European conflict. Robert was the first born of Addie and Harold Wadlow. Later the Wadlow family grew with the addition of two sisters, Helen and Betty, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Jr. Despite Robert's size, all of his family members were of normal height and weight.

Trying to maintain a normal life, Robert enjoyed collecting stamps, photography, and become the world's tallest Boy Scout at seven feet, four inches, when he was 13 years of age. Later he became a member of DeMolay and the Masons. At age 18, he had reached eight feet, four inches tall, and weighed 390 pounds. His clothing required three times the normal amount of cloth, and his size 37 shoes cost $100.00 a pair (a lot of money back in the 1930's). Two years later his shoes were provided free by the International Shoe Company. When he turned 20 Robert traveled for the shoe company, visiting over 800 towns and 41 states. His father had to modify the family car, removing the front passenger seat so Robert could sit in the back seat and stretch out his long legs. The father and son team traveled over 300,000 miles on their goodwill tour for the shoe company.

He established his place in the history books when he exceeded eight feet, four inches in 1937, surpassing the record previously held by an Irishman who died in 1877. Robert was very fond of his mother Addie, and there was a quiet manner about him that earned him the title 'Gentle Giant'. Robert's unique size was attributed to an over active pituary gland, which produced much higher than normal levels of growth hormone. Today's medical science can compensate for such problems - but in the 1920s there was no therapy available. As a youth, Robert had enjoyed good health, but his large feet had troubled him for many years. He had little sensation in his feet and did not feel any chafing until blisters formed. While making an appearance in Manistee, Michigan in July 1940, a fatal infection set in when such a blister formed. On July 4th, doctors had Robert confined to a hotel bed, unable to find suitable accommodations at the local hospital. Days later, after emergency surgery and blood transfusions, the infection lingered and his temperature continued to rise. At 1:30 a.m., on the 15th of July, Robert Wadlow passed away in his sleep. Robert's body was brought back to his home town of Alton for burial. The 1,000-pound casket required a dozen pallbearers, assisted by eight other men. Out of respect for Alton's Gentle Giant, all city businesses closed for the funeral. Over 40,000 people signed the guest register. Robert's gravestone simply reads "At Rest."

Robert Wadlow holds a special place in Alton's history. He is remembered as a quiet young man who overcame a unique handicap, and who was an inspiration to all of those that knew him. In 1984 a citizens committee organized efforts to immortalize Robert, and in 1985 a bronze statue was erected on the campus of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine on College Avenue in Alton IL.

Note: The above information about Robert Wadlow I found at this website at- http://www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow/

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Note: I found the information below about Robert Wadlow from- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow, Born February 22, 1918 Alton, Illinois, United States. Died July 15, 1940 (aged22) in Manistee, Michigan, United States. Other names Alton Giant, Gentle Giant; Height 8ft11.1in (2.72m); Weight 490lb (220kg). Knownfor Tallest verified human being. Parents Harold Franklin Wadlow and Addie Johnson. This article is about the tallest man in recorded history. For the tallest man alive, see Sultan Kösen. Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 to July 15, 1940) was a man who is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8ft11.1in (2.72m) in height and weighed 485lb (220kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood was due to hypertrophy of his pituitary gland which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.

Wadlow's size began to take its toll: he required leg braces to walk, and had little feeling in his legs and feet. Despite these encounters, Wadlow was never confined to a wheelchair. On June 27, 1940 (eighteen days before his death), he was measured at 8ft11.1in (2.72m) by doctors C. M. Charles and Cyril MacBryde of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Wadlow was an American celebrity; he was well-known due to his 1936 U.S. tour with the Ringling Brothers Circus and his 1938 promotional tour with the INTERCO. He continued participating in tours and public appearances. Wadlow was a Freemason. In 1939, he petitioned Franklin Lodge #25 in Alton, Illinois and in late November, 1939 and was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Illinois A.F & A. M.

On July 4, 1940, while making a professional appearance at the National Forest Festival, a faulty brace irritated his ankle, causing a blister and subsequent infection. Doctors treated him with a blood transfusion and emergency surgery, but his condition worsened and on July 15, 1940, he died in his sleep. He was 22. An estimated 40,000 people attended Wadlow's funeral on July 19. He was buried in a half-ton coffin that required twelve pallbearers to carry, which was interred within a vault of solid concrete. It was believed that Wadlow's family were concerned for the sanctity of his body after his death, and went to these lengths of security to ensure it would never be disturbed or stolen. In 1985, a life-size bronze statue of Wadlow by Ned Giberson was erected at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine. He is featured in film and with a wax replica in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum in Saint Augustine, Florida; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Gold Coast, Queensland; and Guadalajara, Mexico. A life-sized statue was part of the exhibits at the Guinness Hall of World Records in the Empire State Building in New York City. Wadlow has been the topic of many songs throughout the years. The 1998 song "The Giant of Illinois," by the Handsome Family (and later covered by Andrew Bird) honors Wadlow. In 2005 Sufjan Stevens recorded "The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders" about Wadlow for the Illinois album.

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(2aa) Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow's son Walter Leslie Wadlow was born 13 Dec 1891, and died 7 Nov 1965. He married 1st Hildra Bernice Williams 1 Aug 1911, born Abt. 1895. He married 2nd Dema Grace. Children of Walter Leslie Wadlow and Hildra Bernice William were-Reginald Curtis Wadlow born 4 Mar 1917 in Grafton, IL; Gerald Dvane Wadlow born 18 Sep 1919; Donovan James Wadlow born 9 Nov 1921; and Elton Durwood Wadlow born 18 Feb 1924. Child of Walter Leslie Wadlow and Dema Grace was-Living Wadlow.

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Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow's son Walter Leslie Wadlow's wife Bernice (Williams) Wadlow's obituary - Died 00-00-1926. Bernice Wadlow, 26, former resident of Grafton, was laid to rest from Hartford church with Mrs M Meyer of Alton serving. She leaves her husband, Walter Wadlow, 4 small sons, her mother, Mrs Birdie Williams, 2 sisters of Wood River, her father, James Williams of Kansas City, KS and many friends.

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(1aaaa) Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow's great grandson and their son Walter Leslie Wadlow's grandson and his son Reginald Curtis Wadlow's son Louis A. "Lou" Wadlow's obituary - Louis A. "Lou" Wadlow, 71, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 with family by his side. He was born March 4, 1940, in Alton, the son of the late Reginal and Laura (Peterson) Wadlow. He was raised by Lloyd and Laura Martin and Reginal and Edith Wadlow. He retired in 2001 from the transportation department with the Olin Corporation. On Jan. 29, 1957, in Alton, he married the former Melba Gaither, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter; Sheila Shive and her husband, Steven, of St. Peters, Mo.; three sons, David Wadlow and his fiancee, Janet Laws, of Godfrey, Donald Wadlow and his wife, Sheri, of Godfrey and Mark Wadlow and his wife, Karen, of Foristell, Mo.; five grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Martin of East Moline, I; and one sister; Cindy Voegtlin of Valparaiso, Ind. Visitation will be from 5 until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, with John Meehan to officiate. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the 5A's Animal Shelter. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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Louis A. "Lou" Wadlow's wife Melba Jean (Gaither) Wadlow's obituary - Melba Jean Wadlow, 73, died at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.11, 2013, at her residence. Born Feb. 20, 1940, in Alton, she was the daughter of John and Velma (Bauser) Gaither. Mrs. Wadlow was a nurse's aide for St. Joseph Hospital and later for St. Anthony's Health Center. On Jan. 29, 1957, she married Louis Wadlow. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2011. Surviving is a daughter, Sheila Shive (Steven) of St. Peters, Mo., three sons, David Wadlow (fianc Janet Laws) of Hillview, Donald Wadlow (Sheri) of Godfrey and Mark Wadlow (Karen L.) of Godfrey; and eight grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Gaither, and a sister, Norma Frasiska. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16. John Meehan will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association . Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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(3aa) Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow son Cecil Earl Wadlow was born 25 Dec 1894 in Valles Mines, MO, and died 4 May 1967. He married 1st Louisa Marguerite Ruebel 9 May 1917 in St. Joseph, MO, born Abt. 1900. Children of Cecil Earl Wadlow and Louisa Marguerite Ruebel were-Lois Marie Wadlow born 6 Jun 1919; Juanita Jean Wadlow born 12 Nov 1926; and Richard Ruebel Wadlow born 12 Apr 1932.

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Sherman Sylvester Wadlow and Nettie Delight (White) Wadlow son Cecil Earl Wadlow's wife Marguerite (Ruebel) Wadlow's obituary - Born 01-15-1897. Died 09-02-1984. Marguerite Wadlow, 87, died September 2. She was born in Grafton daughter of Charles & Elda (Todd) Rubel. In 1918 she married Cecil Wadlow and he died in 1968. They had owned Wadlow Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE. She leaves 1 son Richard of Laramie, Wy; 2 daughters, Janita Lapke, Scobey, MT and Lois Simon of Cherry Hill, NJ; 1 sister, Maurine Marshall of Columbus, OH; 7 grandchildren & 3 g-grandchildren. Funeral from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with Father Roy Bauer officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill Cemetery.

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