Miscellaneous Madison County, Illinois Obituaries
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Abrams 08/24/97
Darrel J. Abrams, 67, of Cottage Hills, died Aug. 24, 1997, in Alton Memorial. He married Gladys Peebels, and she survives. Also surviving are sons, Dennis and Mark, both of Cottage Hills, and Mike of Springfield; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Absher 09/16/99
Charles Rogers Absher, 65, of East Alton, died Sept. 16, 1999, in Columbia, Mo. Surviving are daughters, Vicki Hyman of East Alton, and Ava Absher of St. Louis; and a sister, Patricia Absher of Texas City, Tx. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, and to Voluntary Services of the Harry Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Acker 09/08/97
Irene Patty Acker, 95, died Sept. 8, 1997. Her husband, Ambrose, preceded her in death. Surviving are 15 grandchildren 29 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, the Heart Association and for masses.

Ackerman 01/15/97
Ralph C. Ackerman, 86, died Jan. 15, 1997. He married Verna H. Harvey, who survives. Also surviving are brothers, Tom of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Mervin of Joliet; and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and the Heart Association.

Ackerman 06/06/98
Marie A. Ackerman, 89, of Alton, died June 6, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Herman, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Bill of Alton, and a step-son, Robert Of Houman, La.; a daughter, Kathlyn Tillman of Bella Vista, Ar.; and a sister, Olinda Austin of Vellville, Ar. Services wre in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Ronald McDonald House.

Ackerman 06/20/00
Verna H. Ackerman, 81, of Alton, died June 20, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Ralph, preceded her in death. Surviving are her caregiver, Helen Greenwell of Jerseyville, and her grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Acord 12/31/99
H. Oswald Acord, 79,died Dec. 31, 1999. He married Mabel Chilton, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Don and Rick, both of St. Louis, and Jeff of Bloomington, Mn.; a daughter, Joan Gefferth of O'Fallon; and a sister, Retha Wesley of Cottage Hills. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Adams 01/21/97
Margaret E. Adams, 97, died Jan. 21, 1997. Her husband, Leslie, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Rexford of Medora, Harriet Christianson of Jerseyville, and Marine Jones of Godfrey; and seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Services were in Targhetta in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service.

Adams 02/14/98
Millie Adams, 91, of West Alton, Mo., died Feb. 14, 1998, in Village North Manor in St. Louis County. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Harold of Hermann, Mo., and William of Bunker Hill; daughters, Harriet Edler of West Alton, and Nancy Miller of Denver, Co.; sisters, Fanny Kjer of Illmo, Mo., and Agnes Hopke of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Adams 10/08/98
Kenny E. Adams, 43, of Meadowbrook, died Oct. 8, 1998, in his home. Surviving are his mother, Lucille of Brighton; and a brother, Gilbert of Brighton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Adams 02/08/99
Lillian M. Adams, 82, of Alton, died Feb. 8, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, George, of Godfrey; and a daughter, Janet Thompson of Sutter. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Adamson 08/07/98
Stoker Adamson, 91, died Aug. 7, 1998. He married Cleona Wethington, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, William of Godfrey; and daughters, Marrion Kramer of Wood River, Judy Adamson of Godfrey, Peggy Cunningham of Dorsey, and Jacquelyn Tucker of Cottage Hills. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses, and to Moose Heart Lodge #951.

Admire 10/23/98
Carolyn S. Admire, 55, of Bethalto, died Oct. 23, 1998, in her home. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey of Bethalto, a daughter, Jill Admire of Bethalto; a brother, Paul Triplett of Moro; and sisters, Marilyn Jay and Judy Reynolds, both of San Angelo, Tx., and Joyce Turner of Wichita, Ks. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Affsprung 03/13/99
Essie M. Affsprung, 97, of Wood River, died Mar. 13, 1999, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Edward of Wood River, and Wendell of Rosewell, N.M.; and daughters, Mildred Stephens of Wood River, Mary Webb of East Alton, and Norma Roberts of Norwood, Oh. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church in Wood River.

Agee 06/13/99
Bessie I. Agee, 63, of Godfrey, died June 13, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Richard, survives. Also surviving are a son, Richard, Jr., of Brandon, S.D.; and a daughter, Kathy Holmgren of Rapid City, S.D. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Aghetta 05/29/97
Charles M. Aghetta, 87, of Bethalto, died May 29, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Alberta Cook, who preceded him in death. He owned Aghetta's Grocery in Bethalto for 35 years, and then Chuck's Barber Shop and Tool Sharpening Service for the past 15 years. Aghetta was a charter member of the Bethalto Rotary Club, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by that organization. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Agney 04/05/00
Hannah R. Agney, an infant, died Apr. 5, 2000, in Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are her parents, William and Marcia of Cottage Hills; a brother, Brenden; sisters, Kelsey and Katelyn; and grandparents, Donald and Patricia Agney of Cottage Hills, and Dave and Linda Budwell of Glen Carbon. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Ahlemeyer 11/19/98
H. Joan Ahlemeyer, 66, of Alton, died Nov. 19, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are sons, Michael, Robert and David Balaco, all of Alton, and John Balaco of Peoria; daughters, Rosemary Stahlschmidt of Jerseyville, and Kathleen Schneider of Edwardsville; and brothers, John Leeson of Gulfport, Ms., and Robert Leeson of Alton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthews Catholic Church in Alton.

Ahrling 05/16/00
Mary Josephine Ahrling, 86, died May 16, 2000, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Thomas of Alton, and John of Elsah; and daughters, Dorothy Strack of Alton, and Betty Stutzman of Edwardsville. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Masses may be given as memorials.

Aitken 01/07/97
Dwight R. Aitken, 77, of Bethalto, died Jan. 7, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Dorothy Koenig, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Scott of St. Louis; and a daughter, Julie Natsch of Fenton, Mo. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights, and the Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois.

Akers 06/18/97
Louis A. Akers, 72 died June 18, 1997. His wife, Dorothy, survives. Also surviving are sons, Edward of Pocahontas, and Steven Kessinger of Alton; daughters, Marsha Schibel of Edwardsville, and Janet Lunsford of Alton; brothers, Jim of Waterloo, Il., and Marion of Peoria; sisters, Louise Surber of Freeburg, and Rose Fisher of Washington; and nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Alben 02/17/00
Joseph V. Alben, 87, of Godfrey, died Feb. 17, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Mildred Westfall, who survives. Also surviving are a step-son, Russell Thompson of Wood River; sisters, JoAnne Romano of Brighton, and Josephine Mayhall of Jerseyville; and brothers, Angelo of Bethalto, Paul of East Alton, Sam of Brighton, and Anthony of Forest Homes. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given for masses or to charities of choice.

Albers 06/23/01
Virginia Mae Albers, 78, of Alton, died June 23, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are sons, John Maronie of Alton, and Danny Maronie of Godfrey; and daughters, Stormy Hanneken of Alton, and Bonnie Jacobs of Wenatchee, Wa. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Alesandrini 04/19/97
Margaret M. Alesandrini, 55, of Cottage Hills, died Apr. 19, 1997, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Her husband, Ronald, survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald of Cottage Hills; daughters, Stacey Butler of Alton, and Rhonda Stewart of Cottage Hills; brothers, John Gleason of Alton, and Richard Gleason of Brighton; sisters, Dianna Bowman of Godfrey, and Dorothy Smock of Licking, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Aljets 11/05/97
Bobby Joe Aljets, 69, of Moro, died Nov. 5, 1997, in his home. He married Margie White, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Donna Rosenkranz of Moro, and Debbie Shewmaker of Bethalto; a sister, Dorothy Shelton of St. Louis; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran School in Bethalto, and Wood River Hospice.

Allbritton 03/24/98
Anna B. Allbritton, 86, of East Alton, died Mar. 24, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. She is survived by a daughter, Juanita Farley of Godfrey; a sister, Dora Ballard of Mayfield, Ky.; and one grandchild and one great grandchild. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given for the library of St. Ambrose School in Godfrey.

Allen 08/24/97
Carl Edward Allen, 79, of Alton, died Aug. 24, 1997, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. He is survived by a brother, Roy Silkwood of Alton; sisters, Mabel Hardwick and Elsie Peters, both of Carrollton, Ella Merkle and Dolly Noel, both of Alton, and Mary Easter of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Allen 10/21/97
Marjorie L. Allen, 63, died Oct. 21, 1997. Her husband, Robert, survives. Also surviving are sons, Gary Allen of Alton, William Brady of Jerseyville, David Brady of Delhi, and Alan Brady of Springfield; a daughter, Theresa Conroy of Staunton; a brother, Clark Watson of Alton; sisters, Mary Warren of Alton, and Alice Seets of Brighton; and 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Allen 07/09/99
Pearl Allen, Jr., 76, died July 9, 1999. He married Bernice Klockenkemper, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Cheryl Dodwell of Portage, In., and Karen Masulla of Hartford; brothers, Bob of Gillespie, Roy of Girard, and Harold of Amarillo, Tx.; and sisters, Patty Tretter of Springfield, Maxine Bloome of Girard, Helen Bast of Gillespie, and Wanda Helgen of Rosewood Heights. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Senior Services Plus in Alton, and the activity fund of Bethalto Care Center.

Allen 10/04/99
Robert E. Allen, 78, of Alton, died Oct. 4, 1999, in his home. He married Marjorie Watson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Robert of Godfrey, and Gary of East Alton; a daughter, Patricia Beuttel of Brighton; a brother, William of Carrollton; and a sister, Thelma Scoggins of Jerseyville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Allen 03/28/00
Patricia A. Allen, 60, died Mar. 28, 2000. Her husband, Gerald, survives. Also surviving are sons, Michael of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Bradley of Godfrey; brothers, Wilburn and Don Forrester, both of Bethalto; and sisters, Carolyn Bartels of Alton, and Brenda Staggs of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Allen 06/17/00
Wenonah M. Allen, 92, died June 17, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. Surviving is a daughter, Ethel Smith of Racine, Wi. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Allen 12/27/00
Robert D. Allen, 53, of Godfrey, died Dec. 27, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Becky Miller, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Pauline of Jerseyville; a son, James of Troy; a daughter, Sarah of Godfrey; a brother, Gary of East Alton; and a sister, Patricia Beuttel of Brighton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the tree fund at Roseland Golf Course in Alton.

Allens 01/28/99
Winton B. Allen, 92, died Dec. 28, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital, and his wife, Mary B. Allen, 93, died Jan. 5, 2000, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Formerly, they are from Alton. Winton is survived by a sister, Lavina Pape of Manorville, N.Y.; and both by a cousin, Elmer Wutzler of Alton. Services for them were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Allsman 11/06/97
Frances Ilene Allsman, 56, of East Alton, died Nov. 6, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She is survived by her husband, Jacob. Also surviving are sons, Jacob, David, Chris, Rick and Bert; daughters, Brenda Allsman, Pamela Estes and Vicki Cherry; brothers, Everett, Bob, Jack, Richard, Donald, Leo, Jerome, Brian and Charles Shewmake; a half-brother, Chancey Shewmake; sisters, Margarett Ray, Evelyn Wright, Pauline McCann, Sue Johnson and Cora Wiseman; and 15 grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Allsman 08/20/00
Arron Nathan Allsman, 83, of Cottage Hills, died Aug. 20, 2000, in Missouri Baptist Hospital. He married Hazel Hudgens, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Stewart of St. Peters, Mo.; and a sister, Bette Lewis of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills, and the American Heart Association.

Ambrose 03/06/97
William F. Ambrose, 67, died Mar. 6, 1997. His wife, Beulah, survives. Also surviving are a son, Mark of Carlinville; a daughter, Becky Bowman of Cottage Hills; a brother, Richard of Edgerton, Wi.; a sister, Maribell Clemmer of Loudon, Tn.; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Abundant Life Christian Center in Alton.

Anders 10/06/98
Lucy Ann Anders, 87, of Brighton, died Oct. 6, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Malcom, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Sue of Brighton; a son, Malcom of Alton; a sister, Thelma Burress of Hot Springs, Ar.; and a brother, Allen Tucker of Brighton. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Brighton.

Anderson 06/09/99
Doris Anita Anderson, 69, of Alton, died June 9, 1999, in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sutton. Surviving are sons, Robert Sutton of Wilsonville, Robin Ulery of Alton, and Jonathan Ulery of Wood River; a daughter, Theresa Roe of Macomb; brothers, Ivan Preis of Yelleville, Ar., and Bill Preis of Godfrey; and sisters, Vicki Hoxie and Nancy Akers, both of Godfrey. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Wood River Township Hospice.

Anderson 12/29/99
Mark Louis Anderson, 43, of East Alton, died Dec. 29, 1999, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. He married Grace Caswell, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Mark of Oklahoma City, Ok., and Raymond of East Alton; a sister, Diana Thomas of Beggs, Ok.; and a brother, Kenneth of Concord, N.C. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Anderson 05/05/01
Charles M. Anderson, 80, of Bethalto, died May 5, 2001, in his home. He married Sharon DeMontmollin, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Joe of Dorsey; a step-son, Timothy Hawk, Hi.; a daughter, Charlotte Cotton of Hermitage, Tn.; a step-daughter, Dawn Tucker of Wood River; and a brother, Joe Anderson of Augusta, Ga. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Andreaus 11/26/00
William J. Andreaus, 80, of Bethalto, died Nov. 26, 2000, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He married Lena Baggio, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Karen Blasingim of Alton; and a sister, Ruth Bosnack of Springfield.

Andrews 02/20/99
Norma M. Andrews, 75, of Cottage Hills, died Feb. 20, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James Andrews of Cottage Hills, and Kenneth Poe of Texas; a daughter, Tamara Renken of East Alton, a step-son, Dale Andrews of Worden; a step-daughter, Nina LaBoube of East Alton; and a brother, Fred Stephenson of Webster Groves, Mo. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Madison County Humane Society.

Andrews 03/19/00
Herman L. Andrews, 72, of Brighton, died Mar. 19, 2000, in his home. He married Harriet Austin, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Bartlett of East Alton; a brother, Harvey of Glasgo; and sisters, Gracy Vaught of Ojhi, Ca., and Frances Coats of Junction City, Or. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Cornerstone Church for Missions in Brighton.

Angleton 03/17/00
H.C. Adrain Angleton, 79, of South Roxana, died Mar. 17, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Hazel Brown, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Adrain of South Roxana, and John of St. Charles, Mo.; daughters, Beverly McLain of Edwardsville, and Cheryl Schmitt of Waterloo; a brother, Owen of Edwardsville; and a sister, Hazel Oelheim of Springfield. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

Angleton 06/01/01
Ethel J. Angleton, 62, died June 1, 2001. Her husband, Adrian, survives. Also surviving are a son, Darrell of Alton; a daughter, Deana Griggs of South Roxana; a brother, Kenny Stagner of South Roxana; sisters, Laura Evans and Sharon Turner, both of South Roxana; and her mother, Lorraine Stagner. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Angleton 06/01/01
Ethel J. Angleton, 62, died June 1, 2001. Her husband, Adrian, survives. Also surviving are a son, Darrell of Alton; a daughter, Deana Griggs of South Roxana; a brother, Kenny Stagner of South Roxana; sisters, Laura Evans and Sharon Turner, both of South Roxana; and her mother, Lorraine Stagner. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Ansell 08/12/99
Ulysses Sidney Ansell, 69, of Brighton, died Aug. 12, 1999, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Mary Starkey, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Letha of Brighton; daughters, Linda Bodkins and Janice Klug, both of Brighton; and brothers, Lester, Jr., and Fred, both of Brighton, Jim of Paducah, Ky., Eugene of Godfrey, and Lawrence of Alton. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Ansell 09/12/99
Letha O. Ansell, 93, died Sept. 12, 1999, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. Her husband, Lester, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Lester, Jr., and Fred, both of Brighton, Jim of Paducah, Ky., Eugene of Godfrey, and Lawrence of Alton; and a sister, Loraellen Short of Cottage Hills. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Ansell 06/01/00
Twyla Irene Ansell, 67, of Godfrey, died June 1, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Eugene, survives. Also surviving are sons, Donnie of Alton, and Ronnie and Dennis, both of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the First Church of God in Alton.

Apple 10/28/99
Wilhelmina J. Apple, 92, died Oct. 28, 1999. Her husband, Erwin, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Laverne Yeager of Bethalto; brothers, Robert Humm of Bethalto, and Jack Humm of Godfrey; and sisters, Alice Hartley of Bethalto, and Ruth Havaka of Sugarland, Tx. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Methodist Church.

Applegate 11/28/97
Kathryn L. Applegate, 85, of West Alton, Mo., died Nov. 28, 1997, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a nephew, Ora Anderson of West Alton; and great nieces and friends. Services were in Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the West Alton Community Church.

Arbuthnot 09/26/98
Charles S. Arbuthnot, 81, of Cottage Hills, died Sept. 26, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Betty Caffery, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles of Alameda, Ca., and Scott Ozee of Cottage Hills; a daughter, Janetta Wellhausen of Cottage Hills; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Arbuthnot of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Arkell 01/20/97
Doris Ann Arkell died Jan. 20, 1997. Her husband, Cyril, survives. She and her husband operated Cy's Appliances in Alton, from 1958 to 1980. Also surviving are a son, Kevin of California; a daughter, Catherine Schrimpf of Godfrey; a sister, Marie O'Brien of Stoneham, Ma.; and two grandchildren. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to the William B. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center in East Alton.

Armstrong 01/26/97
Jack W. Armstrong, 52, died Jan. 26, 1997. He married Linda Lovell, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Ruth Whitlock of South Roxana; sons, Jack, Jr., of Bunker Hill, Travis of Roxana, William of Denton, Tx., Jason Wallace of East Alton, and Michael Wallace of Brighton; daughters, Joyce Surratt of Grand Chain, Il., and Marie Sutton of Fieldon; sisters, Patricia Twente of South Roxana, and Ruth Ann Krieb of Wood River; and seven grandchildren. Services were through Gent's.

Armstrong 08/04/00
Evelyn R. Armstrong, 82, formerly of Alton, died Aug. 4, 2000, in her home in Macomb Township, Mi. Surviving is a son, Kim, also of Macomb. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Arnett 03/31/97
M. Duane Arnett, 39, of Plainview, died Mar. 31, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He is survived by his parents, Charlie and Jeanie Arnett of Chesterfield; a sister, Bonnie Rauzi of Hettick; brothers, Michael of Fosterburg, and Gerald of Brighton; and nieces and nephews. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Chesterfield. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Chesterfield.

Arnold 05/24/97
Leslie Lynn Arnold, 39, of Godfrey, died May 24, 1997, in her home. Her husband, William, survives. Also surviving are her step-father and mother, Roman and Leslie Lasinski of Brighton; daughters, Kristie and Jamie Thomas, both of Alton; a brother, Bruce Fatheree of Clinton, Il.; a sister, Lisa Holland of Wapella, Il.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Arnold 07/13/97
Betty Jane Arnold, 67, of Roxana, died July 13, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Hospital. Her husband, George, survives. Also surviving are sons, Keith of Bethalto, and Dennis of Morton; daughters, Rhonda Miller of Bethalto, and Georgia Barnett of Granite City; a brother, Joe Wilson of Florida; sisters, Edna Smith of Roxana, Helen Gaultney of Caseyville, and Hazel Cannedy of Grover, Mo.; and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Roxana.

Arnold 09/09/98
Mildred M. Arnold, 88, of Alton, died Sept. 9, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Alvyn, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Barbara Rook of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Red Cross in Alton.

Arnold 01/11/99
Richard Arnold, 68, of Godfrey, died Jan. 11, 1999, in his home. He married Thelma Young, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Becki Arnold of Bunker Hill, and Kathy Arnold of Jerseyville; and a son, Steven of Godfrey. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice. A. K. French Alice Kathryn French, 69, of East Alton, died Jan. 9, 1999, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are a brother, Don Price of Cottage Hills; sisters, Myrtle Page of Gillespie, Jeanne Greer of Cottage Hills, and Pauline Tabernilla of Alameda, Ca.; a nephew, George Price; and a niece, Bette Markel. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrowsmith 02/17/98
Richard D. Arrowsmith, 73, of Alton, died Feb. 17, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Kathleen Tabor, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Alan of Alton; a daughter, Kathy Nickle; and three grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and Calvary Baptist Church.

Asbury 03/14/01
John L. Asbury, 50, of Bunker Hill, died Mar. 14, 2001, in St. Louis University Hospital. Surviving are brothers, the Rev. Thomas of Bunker Hill, William of Webster, Tx., and Bradley of California; and a sister, Brenda Metcalf of Santa Clarity, Ca. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church in Bunker Hill.

Asbury 04/29/01
Mary F. Asbury, 66, of Alton, died Apr. 29, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Mark and Dennis, both of Alton; daughters, Rita Ewald and Kay Kissee, both of Alton, and Monda Ayers of New York; and a sister, Loretta Hedges of East Prairie, Mo. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Ash 08/21/00
Helen L. Ash, 84, of Alton, died Aug. 21, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Her husband, John, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Donna Harris of Otterville, Betty Lemmon of Muskogee, Ok., Nancy Brackhahn of Rolla, Mo., and Sandy Czerny of Brighton; and sisters, Margaret Lorch of Dow, and Murreta Bailey of Edwardsville. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church of Godfrey.

Ashford 06/12/98
Charles Carroll Ashford, 87, of Godfrey, died June 12, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Josephine Epps, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a nephew, Paul Combs of Wood River. Services were in Gent.

Ashley 11/03/00
Joyce J. Ashley, 67, of Rosewood Heights, died Nov. 3, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Clarence, survives. Also surviving are sons, Michael of Roxana, and John of Rosewood Heights; a daughter, Kelly Richter of Defiance, Mo.; and a sister, Ada Allred of Hartford. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Gateway Hemophilia Association in St. Louis, and the Diabetes Foundation.

Atkins 03/28/99
Sister Eulalia Atkins, O.S.U., 88, died Mar. 28, 1999, in Ursuline Infirmary in Alton. She taught school in Decatur, and was in administration of the Decatur Ursuline Community, and was a missionary in South Africa. Surviving is a sister, Catherine Farley of Springfield; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Atkins. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Ursuline Convent in Springfield.

Aubrey 09/15/97
William L. Aubrey, Jr., 52, of Alton, died Sept. 15, 1997, in his home. He is survived by sisters, Teresa Albright of East Alton, Stella Yenne of Wood River, and Celia Bilbruck and Janet Silveus, both of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association (5 A's).

Aubrey 03/17/98
Bonnie M. Aubrey, 54, of Alton, died Mar. 17, 1998, in Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. Surviving are a brother, Jerry Seymour of Branson, Mo.; and sisters, Kay Littleton and Judy Sawyer, both of Alton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Aufderheider 05/27/98
Veronica Aufderheider, 89, of Alton, died May 27, 1998, in Eldercare of Alton. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death. She is survived by an adopted daughter, Arlene Bernek of Albrightsville, Pa.; and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given for masses and to charities of choice.

Aughenbaugh 02/04/99
Gladys B. Aughenbaugh, 79, of Godfrey, died Feb. 4, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Orville, survives. Also surviving are a son, Gene of St. Louis; a daughter, Deanna Halter of St. Louis; and a brother, Clarence Woof. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Aughenbaugh 03/18/00
Orville Aughenbaugh, 89, of Godfrey, died Mar. 18, 2000, in the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis. His wife, Gladys, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Gene of St. Louis;a daughter, Deanna Halter of St. Louis; and a brother, Raymond of Alton. Service were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Augsburger 12/03/97
Sandy R. Augsburger, 38, of Alton, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Surviving are her parents, Robert and Cora Huff; brothers, Randy Card and Robert Huff, both of Alton; and a sister, Arlene Augsburger of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Aulabaugh 09/15/97
Gale D. Aulabaugh, 73, of Alton, died Sept. 15, 1997, in Alton Memorial. He was owner of Coachman Oil Co., from which he retired in 1986, and had started Scoot's Convenience Store in Alton. He married Marilyn J. Roberts, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Kathie Schrier of Shipman, and Jane Pollard of Wood River; sons, Richard of Alton, and Tim of Edwardsville; a sister, Jackie Dyslin of California, a brother, Wendall of Alton; and 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were through Burke-Fine and Quinn. Memorials may be given to the Bells of St. Mary's Restoration Fund, the Catholic Children's Home and the American Heart Association.

Aulabaugh 07/31/00
Richard Thomas Aulabaugh, 53, of Alton, died July 31, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Nancy Taylor, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Douglas of Alton; daughters, Leigh Dugger of Jerseyville, and Angela Aulabaugh of Godfrey; and a step-daughter, Ashley Droege at home; brothers, Wendell and David, both of Alton; and sisters, Betty Durham of East Alton, and Peggy Grant of Dorsey. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Austene 06/03/98
Selma Louise Austene, 90, of Godfrey, died June 3, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Kenneth, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Wayne of Godfrey; and a sister, Frieda Steinbrueck of Godfrey. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton. 

Austill 05/20/97
Ray J. Austill, 68, of Bethalto, died May 20, 1997, in Saint Anthony's in Alton. He married Irene Fritz, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David and Darrell, both of Godfrey, and Tommy of Bethalto; brothers, Lester of Salt Lake City, Ut., Melvin of Chandler, In., Bobby of Boonville, In., Floyd of Indianapolis, In., Billy of Japan, and Walter of Phoenix, Az.; and five grandchildren and one step-grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Austin 11/27/98
Omar A. Austin, 78, of Olathe, Ks., died Nov. 27, 1998, in Olathe Medical Center. No survivors were listed. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Austin 11/30/99
Betty J. Austin, 76, of Jerseyville, died Nov. 30, 1999, in Jersey Community Hospital. Her husband, Everett, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Everett, Luther and Cy, all of Alton, Danny of Brighton, and Joe of Texas; daughters, Marjorie Darr of Dow, Carolyn Austin of East Alton, Donna Schoondyke of Iowa, and Joan Waters of Cottage Hills; sisters, Louise Chapman and Norma Biondolillo; and brothers, Gene and Dale Baker. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene and Alton Museum of History and Art.

Austin 12/25/99
Everett L. Austin, Jr., 56, of Alton, died Dec. 25, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are sons, Allen of Alton, and Justin of East Alton; a daughter, Holly Wright of Cottage Hills; brothers, Marty and Cy, both of Alton, Danny of Brighton, and Joseph of Fort Worth, Tx.; and sisters, Carolyn Austin of East Alton, Donna Schoondyke of Des Moines, Ia., Marjorie Darr of Jerseyville, and Joan Waters of Cottage Hills. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Austin 05/22/00
Anna May Austin, 71, of Alton, died Sept. 22, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. Three husbands preceded her in death, Robert Ivers, Manford Westbrook and Charles Austin. Surviving are sons, Gary Westbrook of Florida, Thomas Westbrook of Texas, and Donald Westbrook of Alton; and daughters, Darline McCollum of Loveland, Co., and Patricia Knoche of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Austin 03/09/01
James Austin, 64, of Brighton, died Mar. 9, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Surviving are sisters, Rosemary Spoon of Carlinville, and Margaret Oulson of Brighton. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Ayers 06/05/00
Clara Nevada Ayers, 74, died June 5, 2000, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Surviving are a son, Rodger of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Darlene Bratten of Bunker Hill; brothers, Elvis Hodge of Alton, and Bill Brandt of Hollywood, Ca.; and sisters, Margie Sweet of Alton, and Mary Ketterer of Bunker Hill.

Ayres 06/10/97
Carolyn Sue Ayres, 22, of Mount Olive, died June 4, 1998, near Gillespie. Her husband, Brad, survives. Also surviving are her parents, Walter and Roxanne Holmes of Wilsonville, and Henry and Belinda Blevins of Gillespie; a son, Sebastian; brothers, Walter Holmes of Walshville, Michael Schehl of Mount Olive, Walter Wallace of Wilsonville, and Kammy Carney of Staunton; sisters, Jenny Anglin and Alice Holmes, both of Gillespie, Crystal Agles of Granite City, and Amy Wallace of Wilsonville. Services were in Gent.


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