Miscellaneous Madison County, Illinois Obituaries
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McManus 02/11/99
Floyd E. McManus, 79, of Louisville, Ky., died Feb. 11, 1999, in Louisville. He retired from the Service Marine Corps. Memorials may be given to Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 1308 in Alton.

McMurray 11/03/99
Clara Mae McMurray, 81, of Edwardsville, died Nov. 3, 1999, in her home. Surviving is daughter, Carla McMurray. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

McNabney 05/23/98
Julia M. McNabney, 79, of South Roxana, died May 23, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Lyman, survives. Also surviving are a son, Bob of Midway; daughters, Jeanne Oberbeck of Bethalto, Judy Chancy of Bunker Hill, and Peggy Joyner of Affton, Mo.; sisters, Irene Eades of East Alton, Helen Dean of Manchester, Mo., and June Bean of Upland, Ca.; and 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

McNealy 09/12/98
Vernon McNealy, 74, of Cottage Hills, died Sept. 12, 1998, in his home. He married Norma Chamberlain, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Rowdy and Mark, both of Cottage Hills; a brother, Bobby of Cottage Hills; and seven sisters. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

McNealy 06/07/00
Irene Ela Jane McNealy, 94, of Cottage Hills, died June 7, 2000, in Sun Bridge Nursing Home in Edwardsville. Her husband, Jule, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Bobby of Cottage Hills; daughters, Mildred Branch and Shirley Cunningham, both of Cottage Hills, Lavonne Smith of Indiana, Opal Holt of Tucson, Az., Dorothy Hicks of Phoenix, Az., Pat Johnson of Edwardsville, and Judy Halbrook of Sacramento, Ca.; a sister, Bessie McNealy of Jacksonville, Fl.; half-sisters, Marie and Sophie; and half-brothers, Alfred Vandergriff of St. Louis, and Leroy Vandergriff of Arkansas. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Assembly of God Church in Cottage Hills.

McNear 01/17/98
Robert Doyle McNear, 55, of East Alton, died Jan. 17, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Surviving are brothers, William and Daniel, both of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

McNear 01/07/99
Monica Lynn McNear, 35, of Brighton, died Jan. 7, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital, following an automobile accident. Her husband, Timothy, survives. Also surviving are children, Danielle and David, both at home; her parents, Arthur and Charlotte Cox of Brighton; and a brother, Chad Cox of Wood River. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

McNish 12/07/97
Gladys Helen McNish, 93, of Bethalto, died Dec. 7, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Surviving are daughters, Dolores Cushing and Helen Smith, both of Bethalto, and Janette Orban of Brighton; and 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton, and Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

McPherson 10/24/97
Carolyn McPherson, 85, formerly of Alton, died Oct. 24, 1997, in Terre Haute, In. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Barbara Pinsak of Hackensack, N.J. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

McPherson 12/29/00
Forney Ellis McPherson, 96, of Bethalto, died Dec. 29, 2000, in St. Edward Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ar. He married Pearl Rogers and then Jessie Stevenson, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Frank of Mena, Ar.; a daughter, Estella McCollister, also of Mena; brothers, Dan of East Alton, and Verbon of Benton, Mo.; and sisters, Annie Pattengill of Bethalto, and Della Marino of Vero Beach, Fl. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights.

McPherson 01/25/01
Glenn William McPherson, 63, of Godfrey, died Jan. 25, 2001, in his home. He married Jackie Cardwell, who survives. Formerly, he was a teacher and basketball coach at Alton Senior High School. Also surviving are a son, Brice of Davenport, Ia.; and a daughter, Debra Williard of Chillicothe, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given for youth ministry at Alton First Southern Baptist Church.

Meadows 05/14/98
Leonard Foster Meadows, 76, of Bethalto, died May 14, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Helen Melvin, who preceded him in death. He married Sherry House, who preceded him in death. He was owner of Bethalto Donut and Pizza Shop. Surviving are daughters, Linda Haynes and Margaret Meadows, both of Bethalto; and brothers, Cecil of Brighton, and Delbert of Arkansas. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Means 11/13/97
Eugene R. Means, 60, of Godfrey, died Nov. 13, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married JoAnn Kerr, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kevin of Brighton, and Lonnie of Paducah, Ky.; a daughter, Michelle Hausman of Medora; brothers, Harold of Alton, and Maurice of Rosewood Heights; a sister, Evelyn Seal of Wood River; and nine grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

Means 04/23/98
William Lawrence Means, 74, of Alton, died Apr. 23, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center of East Texas. He married Ruth Waggoner, who survives. Also surviving are brothers, Edward of Godfrey, and Jon of Arnold, Mo. A memorial service, through Gent, will be conducted at a later date.

Medder 04/18/99
Melvin Medder, 52, of Godfrey, died Apr. 18, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Kathleen Kane, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Dale and Ruby; daughters, Kathleen of Dallas, Tx., and Mary of Godfrey; and a son, Thomas of Godfrey. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Medlock 05/03/98
John L. Medlock, 82, of Godfrey, died May 3, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Loretta Buffington, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John of Brighton; a daughter, Loretta Tague of Godfrey; and 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Medlock 08/17/99
Amelia Medlock, 85, of East Alton, died Aug. 17, 1999, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Virginia Eastham of Alton, Dell Feldman of Shipman, Diana Akers of Jerseyville, and Ruth Page of Forest Homes; a brother, William Groshart of Godfrey; and a sister, Alma Geissert of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton, and the Activities Department at Blu-Fountain.

Meinhardt 05/24/97
Amanda Dawn Meinhardt, 18 months, of Brighton, died May 24, 1997, in Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by her foster parents, Dale and Rebecca Stewart; foster brothers, Nate, Nick and Percy; foster sister, Brandy; and four natural birth siblings, Kimberly, Connie, Steven and Natasha. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the youth drama team, Serving Christ In Theatrics, in care of Bethalto Assembly of God Church.

Meisenheimer 08/05/97
Vivian L. Meisenheimer, 59, of Alton, died Aug. 5, 1997, in her home. Her husband, Clifford, survives. Also surviving are a son, Mitchell of Alton; a daughter, Allison of Alton; brothers, Charles Scott of Granite City, James Scott of Alton, and Michael Mead of Wood River; sisters, Sandra Archer of Granite City, Ruby Scott of Collinsville, Patricia Grant of Florida, and Barbara Bougadis of Dallas, Tx.; and eight grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Meisenheimer 06/14/98
Henry William Meisenheimer, 95, of Alton, died June 14, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Oseland and Jessie Lockwood, and both preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, William, George and Clifford, all of Alton, and Jack of Bethalto; daughters, Mary Stutz and Joyce Lockwood, both of Alton, Charlene Barlow of East Alton, Lois Downs of Wood River, and Norma Fleming of Denver, Co.; and 35 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren and 52 great, great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society and to charities of choice.

Meisenheimer 07/31/99
William H. Meisenheimer, Jr., 73, of Alton, died July 31, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Margaret Creun, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Betsy of Chicago; sons, William, Clifford and James, all of Alton, Bruce of Sugarland, Tx., and Robert Campbell of Murray, Ut.; sisters, Mary Stutz of Fosterburg, Charlene Barlow of East Alton, and Lois Downs of Wood River; and brothers, George and Clifford, both of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Oasis Center in Alton. 

Meisenheimer 08/20/00
Mary Meisenheimer, 89, of Bethalto, died Aug. 20, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Christian, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Kenneth and Robert, both of Bethalto, and Joseph of Wood River; daughters, Marlene Barach and Rose Bickmore, both of Bethalto; a brother, Enio Deluka of Witt; and a sister, Vera Wagoner of Portland, Or. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Parkinson's Disease Association and Bethalto United Methodist Church.

Melcher 07/26/99
Louise C. Melcher, 76, of Bethalto, died July 26, 1999, in Wood River Township Hospital. Her husband, Lawrence, survives. Also surviving are sons, Fred of Gillespie, and Stephen of St. Louis; and a daughter, Michele Hoggatt of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Diabetes and Heart associations.

Mellenthin 03/15/01
Mary B. Mellenthin, 80, of Bethalto, died Mar. 15, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Floyd Baker and Albert Mellenthin, both of Alton, Robert Mellenthin of Wood River, and Ross, Dwight and Ronald Mellenthin, all of Bethalto; and daughters, Norma Wooten of Decatur, Janice Vannoy of Alton, Debra Wulf and Elizabeth Mellenthin, both of Bethalto, and Zita Crowson of Dow. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Mellenthin 04/28/01
Andrew R. Mellenthin, Jr., 31, of South Roxana, died Apr. 28, 2001, in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Granite City. He married Laura Payne, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Andrea at home; a son, Matthew at home; a sister, Connie Mellenthin of Florissant, Mo.; and a grandmother, Mildred Mellenthin of Bunker Hill. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to a children's trust fund at the Olin Credit Union.

Mellenthin 04/28/01
Andrew R. Mellenthin, Jr., 31, of South Roxana, died Apr. 28, 2001. His obituary, which appeared in the May 9 AdVantage, listed survivors, but his parents, Andrew and Frankie Mellenthin, inadvertently were omitted.

Melton 10/24/98
Frederick E. Melton, 70, died Oct. 24, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Betty Mason, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jeff Yost of Godfrey, David Yost of Gillespie, Christ Yost of Bunker Hill, and Paul Yost of Kentucky; daughters, Robin Melton of St. Louis, Sylvia Lewis of Shipman, Kathey Stayton of Collinsville, and Jessica Yost of Glen Carbon; brothers, Vernon of Washington, and John of St. Louis; and sisters, Maxine Geist of Imperial, and Colleen Melton of Ohio. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Melton 12/25/99
John R. Melton, 82, of Bethalto, died Dec. 25, 1999, in his home. He married Alda Horenkamp, and then Mary Ewing, and both preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, John of Perryville, Mo.; daughters, Margie Cox of Gulf Shores, Al., and Janice Rice of Otis Orchard, Wa.; and brothers, Vernon and Royce, both of St. Charles, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice and the American Lung Association.

Melton 09/09/00
Alma G. Melton, 95, of Godfrey, died Sept. 9, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are sisters, Mildred Green of Phoenix, Az., Helen Brinkman and Gertrude Day, both of Godfrey, and Delia Swift of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Mennemeier 11/29/99
Brianna Marie Mennemeier of Bethalto, died Nov. 29, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by her parents Allen and Christine Mennemeier; a brother, Donnie; and grandparents, Mary Mennemeier of West Alton, Mo., and Fred and Margaret Leihy of Bunker Hill. Services were through Burke-Fine and Quinn Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto.

Mennemeyer 06/02/98
Clarence Joseph Mennemeyer, 77, of Hartford, died June 2, 1998, in his home. He married Vesta Heindricks, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Kent of Hartford; daughters, Kit Bradbury of Bunker Hill, and Nancy Holtz of Springfield, Oh.; brothers, Harold of Bethalto, and Al of Jerseyville; and sisters, Agnes Musgrave of Fosterburg, Helen Herren of Wood River, Anne Wallace of Carlinville, and Grace Mormino of Florida. Services were through Marks.

Merchant 02/17/98
Ellen Baxter Merchant, 92, of Wood River, died Feb. 17, 1998, Alton Memorial. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, Glenn Baxter of Wood River. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Community Christian Church.

Mercurio 02/08/00
Charles Leo Mercurio, Jr., 76 of Alton, died Feb. 8, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Charlene Ash, who survives. Before retiring, Mercurio owned Milton Dry Cleaners and Leo's Dry Cleaners in Alton. Also surviving are sons, Charles, III, of Alton, Joseph of Medora, Matt of Rosiclare, and Lonnie of Brighton; a daughter, Linda McBee of Elizabethtown; and a half-brother, James Rush of Tampa, Fl. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and for masses.

Merkle 06/14/97
Cyril Merkle, 82, of Godfrey, died June 14, 1997. He married Joanita Sasek, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Dr. James Merkle of Alton, and Dr. John Merkle of St. Louis; a daughter, Jeanne Tuscan of Godfrey; a brother, Dittmar of Alton; and four grandchildren. He was owner of the former Alton Hardware and Paint Store in Upper Alton, and was in newspaper advertising sales for 45 years with the former Alton Evening Telegraph. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose School in Godfrey.

Merkle 11/13/97
Dittmar W. Merkle, 84, died Nov. 13, 1997, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Virginia Schulz, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Davey of Libertyville; sons, William of Alton, and Stephen of St. Peters, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Services were through Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, Marquette Catholic High School and S.S. Peter and Paul Church in Alton.

Messick 05/25/99
Mike B. Messick, 84, of Alton, died May 25, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Dorothy Commons, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a step-son, Dennis Henneman of Florissant, Mo.; daughters, Cheryl Eckhouse of Alton, and Patricia Messick of Godfrey; and sisters, Ann Messick, Kathryn Rohour and Evelyn Deucker, all of Wood River, Helen Karns of South Roxana, Mary Luckert of Collinsville, and Emma Hergert of Hemet, Ca. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Metzger 12/30/99
Donald Gene Metzger, 68, of Godfrey, died Dec. 30, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Mary Swan, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Daniel of Bethalto, and Michael of Viera, Fl.; a sister, Lois Rodotz of Woodlawn; and brothers, Norman of Mt. Vernon, and Morris of Woodlawn. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to East Alton First United Methodist Church, and McKendree College Bearcat Boosters.

Meydam 07/27/98
Laura Louise Meydam, 80, of Shipman, died July 27, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Ivan, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Ella Puckett of Shipman; and a brother, Charles Hatfield of Gate City, Va. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman.

Meydam 01/14/01
Ivan Meydam, 79, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 14, 2001, in Jersey Community Hospital. He married Laura Hatfield, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Christine Meydam of Peoria, and Ella Puckett of Shipman. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Meyenburg 07/24/99
Kenneth L. Meyenburg, Sr., 70, died July 24, 1999. He married Shirley Tolle, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth, Kevin, Phillip and Mark, all of Alton; daughters, Sheryl Hodges of Godfrey, and Brenda Axley and Cindy Johnson, both of Alton; and a sister, Eleanora Miller of Marseilles. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Meyer 01/09/99
Meta B. Meyer, 97, of Alton, died Jan. 9, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Rudy, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Meyer of Godfrey, Mary Meyer of Alton, and Susan Hilyer of Clanton, Al.; and sisters, Louise Wollerman and Wilma Hamer, both of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses, and to the Bell's of St. Mary's.

Meyers 03/22/97
Shirley A. Meyers, 58, of Shipman, died Mar. 22, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Elmo, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Kim Neal of Bethalto, a son, Mike of Edwardsville; a brother, Frank Meyers, Jr., of Jerseyville; sisters, Marie Forsythe of Meadowbrook, Roberta Stone and Linda Buck, both of Jerseyville, Myrtle Gentry of Brighton, and Edna Gardner of Alton; and three granddaughters. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Meyers 07/01/97
Cecile Irene Meyers, 83, of Alton, died July 1, 1997, in Eldercare of Alton. Services were in Gent.

Meyers 05/15/99
Clyde F. Meyers, 76, formerly of Alton, died May 15, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. He married Helen Elder, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Gregory of St. Peters, Mo., and Timothy of West Alton, Mo.; daughters, Lana Tuck of West Alton, and Laurie Davidson of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Bernard of West Alton; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Meyers of West Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, and to the cancer research unit of St. Louis University Hospital.

Meyers 09/14/99
William J. Meyers, 95, died Sept. 14, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Elizabeth Edwards, who preceded him in death. He owned Brunner Plumbing and Heating in Alton, for 30 years, and was Alton's plumbing inspector. Surviving are a son, William of Irmo, S.C.; daughters, Betty Brooks of Alton, Janice Heitman of St. Louis, and Marilyn Deucker of San Antonio, Tx.; and a sister, Rosalie Ward of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Meyers 01/30/01
Alfred H. Meyers, 78, of Hartford, died Jan. 30, 2001. He married Ruth Logan, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, William of Rosewood Heights; and sisters, Pearl Bilbruck of Wood River, and Louise Epps of Mendota. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony's Hospice in Alton, and to Mooseheart.

Michael 04/05/01
Lucy J. Michael, 86, of Alton, died Apr. 5, 2001, in Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Terry Needham of Alton; and daughters, Nancee McNamara of Alton, and Karen Schelm of Brighton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Middlecoff 08/15/98
Owen F. Middlecoff, 82, of Alton, died Aug. 15, 1998, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Dorothy Groshans, who preceded him in death, and then married Peggy Stafford, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Allan of Godfrey; a daughter, Sharron Lawrence of Wood River; step-sons, David Stafford of East Moline, and Jeffrey Stafford of Alton; a step-daughter, Barbara Stafford of Tampa, Fl.; a brother, Robert of Alton; and a sister, Lucille Clowers of Cuyahoga Falls, Oh. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the benevolent fund of Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Middleton 07/08/97
Mary Ellen Middleton, 76, died July 8, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William H. Middleton. She was past president of the Hayner Public Library board, a member of the boards of Community Service League, Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society, Alton Children's Theater, and United Way. Also surviving are daughters, Ann Daly of Houston, Tx., and Mary Middleton of Halifax, Pa.; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Hayner Library and First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Middleton 11/20/99
Barbara L. Middleton, 81, of Bethalto, died Nov. 20, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Glenn, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Olsen of Belleville, and Nancy Friedline of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Milam 04/09/00
Anne Christine Milam, 59, of Alton, died Apr. 9, 2000, in St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are sons, Perry, Mark and Scott Singleton, all of Granite City, Mike Singleton of Alton, and Tim Singleton of Godfrey; a brother, Lloyd Milam; and sisters, Lillian Rising of Alton, Marie Powell and Nina Chilcutt, both of Granite City, and Ruth Campbell of Cummings, Ga.

Milazzo 03/15/99
Russell A. Milazzo, 74, of Wood River, died Mar. 15, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Ruby Bradley, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Vincent of Wood River, and Ronald of Maumelle, Ar.; a daughter, Marla Oelzen of East Alton; a brother, Philip Milazzo of Fallon, Nv.; and sisters, Nancy Howard of Wood River, Phyllis Cox of East Alton, and Louise Walsh of Brandon, Fl. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Miles 02/07/98
Ruth E. Miles, 79, of Brighton, died Feb. 7, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Harry, Jr., of Brighton, James of White Hall, and George of East Alton; sisters, Zelda Sims of Roxana, and Betty Ellis of San Bernadino, Ca.; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Miles 12/31/99
Marjorie M. Miles, 62, of Edinburgh, In., died Dec. 31, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Vernon, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ronald of Edinburgh, and Jeffrey of Alton; daughters, Donna Wollberg of Jerseyville, and Cheryl Vieth of Edinburgh; and brothers, Edgar Wilson of Godfrey, and Glen Wilson of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Milford 06/17/99
Naomi L. Milford, 82, of Homestead, Fl., died June 17, 1999, in Baptist Hospital in Miami. Her husband, Floyd, survives. Also surviving are sons, James and Gary, both of Miami. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Milhime 02/17/00
Frederick H. Milhime, 66, died Feb. 17, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are daughters, Melody and Beth, both of Pekin; a brother, Ivan of Bethalto; and a sister, Dorothy Dale of Cottage Hills. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Miller 02/08/97
Sheila J. Miller, 47, died Feb. 8, 1997. Her husband, Danny, survives. Also surviving are her father, Carlos Moon of Virginia, Il.; a daughter, Becky Hewitt of St. Louis; a brother, Monte Moon of Jerseyville; and a sister, Donnetta Dorsey of Palmyra. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Miller 12/08/97
Kenneth R. Miller, 42, of Godfrey, died Dec. 8, 1997, in his home. Surviving are his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Doyle Miller of Alton; daughters, Jamie and Megan of Godfrey; step-daughters, April Partridge of Godfrey, and Messina Partridge of Alton; brothers, Thomas and Chris Miller, both of Alton; a sister, Connie Schub of Alton; and one grandchild. Services were in Gent.

Miller 02/02/98
Kathryn H. Miller, 95, died Feb. 2, 1998. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Walter Horyn of Wood River; and nieces and nephews. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Belles of St. Mary's Restoration Fund in Alton.

Miller 03/14/98
Wallace Arthur Miller, 86, of Bethalto, died Mar. 14, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Ruth Haight, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jon and Jeffrey, both of Godfrey; a brother, William of Roxana; and one grandchild. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Miller 04/05/98
Patricia Miller, 60, of Alton, died Apr. 5, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was preceded in death by husbands, Joseph Westbrook and Aloysious Miller. Surviving are a son, Joseph Westbrook, III, of Equality; daughters, Monica Caldwell of Florissant, Mo., Melissa Westbrook of Overland Park, Ks., Melinda Hann of Russellville, Ky., and Melodie Dressell of Ponchatoula, La.; brothers, Robert Hart of Wood River, and Harold Hart of Alton; a sister, Carolyn Aldrich of Bucyrus, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society and the American Cancer Society.

Miller 04/08/98
Ida Ruth Miller, 77, of Alton, died Apr. 8, 1998, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Vernon, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Dennis Harrison of East Alton, and Stephen Harrison of Alton; and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Miller 04/18/98
Clara Marie Miller, 65, of Alton, died Apr. 18, 1998, in her home. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Clara Tinker of Alton; a brother, Clinton Champlin of Alton; a sister, Bettie Spickerman of California; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Miller 04/26/98
Bernard J. Miller, 93, of Alton, died Apr. 26, 1998, in his home. Surviving is a sister, Thelma Voorhees of Cape Coral, Fl. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to Kingdom Hall.

Miller 09/22/98
Gary E. Miller, 54, of Brighton, died Sept. 22, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Carole Simpson, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Ila; sons, Shawn of Alton, Vance of Jerseyville, and Darren of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Kevin of Bethalto; and a step-brother, Bobby Hinthorne of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the National Kidney Cancer Association.

Miller 03/31/99
Robert Grant Miller, 69, of Bethalto, died Mar. 31, 1999, in John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. He married Norma Lewis, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Diana Roe of Cottage Hills, and Debbi Mitchell and Regina Miller, both of Bethalto; sisters, Betty Bradley of Harrisburg, Rosemary Miner of Marion, and Sharon Phelps of Dickson, Tn.; and brothers, Steve of Sevierville, Tn., and Charles of Carmi. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Miller 04/11/99
Alice B. Miller, 85, formerly of Bethalto, died Apr. 11, 1999, in Friendship Manor in Nashville. Surviving is a daughter, Jean Williams of Okawville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto United Methodist Church.

Miller 09/03/99
Ruth E. Miller, 83, died Sept. 3, 1999, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Wallace, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Jon of Godfrey, and Jeffry of Clark, Co. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Miller 02/08/00
Valda L. Miller, 87, of East Alton, died Feb. 8, 2000, in her home. Her husband, David, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Bill of Moro, Charles of Bethalto, and David of Prairietown; and daughters, Reta Albers of Bethalto, Joan Clark of Moro, and Nada Wright of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Southern Baptist Church in South Roxana.

Milleret 10/06/00
Art Milleret, 81, of Brighton, died Oct. 6, 2000, in Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. He married Evelyn Edwards, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Milleret of Kansas City, Mo.; and brothers, Dr. Roy Milleret of Manhattan, Ks., and Bill Milleret of Kansas City, Ks. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Milligan 12/16/97
Mary L. Milligan, 83, of Hartford, died Dec. 16, 1997. Her husband, Jesse, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ron of Edwardsville; a sister, Amy Rutherford of Harrisburg; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to Whitelaw Avenue Southern Baptist Church in Wood River.

Millitello 10/04/97
Dolores F. Millitello, 66, of Alton, died Oct. 4, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She is survived by a son, Carl of Brighton; a daughter, Mary Miller of Memphis, Tn.; a brother, Henry Graves of Alton; and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Mills 12/10/97
Linda Sue Mills, 49, died Dec. 10, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Derry. Also surviving are her mother, Ethal Mearsch of Alton; sons, Edward Sawyer and Russell Mills, both of Alton; daughters, Amanda Sawyer and Amy Dwiggins, both of Alton; brothers, Paul Mearsch of Alton, and Donald Mearsch of California; sisters, Shirley Tovo of Rosewood Heights, and Janet Galloway of Alton.; and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Staten.

Mills 01/21/98
Ruth O. Mills, 81, of Alton, died Jan. 21, 1998, in her home. Surviving are a son, John of Alton; and sisters, Mary Ball of Alton, and Louise Williams of Equality. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Alton First Southern Baptist Church.

Mills 07/07/00
Mary Mills, 60, of Shipman, died July 7, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Bill, survives. Also surviving are sons, Robert of Phoenix, Az.; a daughter, Deborah Mansfield of Shipman; brothers, Jack Sarginson of Houston, Tx., and Bill Sarginson of Coffeen; and sisters, Donna Roland of Savannah, Ga., and Bonnie Kunze of Seymour, Mo. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given for masses and to the American Cancer Society.

Milner 06/04/00
Nelson H. Milner, 67, of Medora, died June 4, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Norma Maple, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Dennis and Keith, both of Medora, Bruce of Woodson, and Michael of Deerfield, In.; daughter, Nancy Overbey of Medora; sister, Deloris Gastler of Martinsburg, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Dolores Ruyle of Jerseyville. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Fire Department, Medora Methodist Church, Fidelity Masonic Lodge #152 and to charities of choice.

Minard 06/10/97
Anthony M. Minard, 83, of Alton, died June 6, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Boedeker of Alton; and sisters, Helen Brinkman and Gertrude Glenn, both of Godfrey, and Alma Melton, Adelia McSwift, and Mildred (no last name listed). Services were in Marks.

Minor 05/30/00
Rickey Allen Minor, 45, of Chesterfield, died May 30, 2000, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are a son, George of Chesterfield; daughters, Ruth, Stella and Lelia, all of Springfield; a brother, David Gurnsey of Springfield; sisters, Terry Anderson of Alton, and Linda Adcock of Medora; and a special friend, Dandy Jones of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Oncology Department of St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Minsker 02/13/99
Robert S. Minsker, 88 of Alton, died Feb. 13, 1999, in his home. He married Marion Warner, who preceded him in death. Minsker retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Alton, and was involved in many community activities. He is survived by a daughter, Norma Brown of Carbondale; sons, Robert of Naples, Fl., and James of Godfrey; and a sister, Isabella Seaford of Long Island, N.Y. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Foundation.

Mitchell 09/25/97
Ethana Mitchell, 82, of Alton, died Sept. 25, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Mitchell 07/28/98
Catherine Mitchell, 73, of Alton, died July 28, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Thomas, survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas of Alton; and a brother, Anthony Dipazo of Rosewood Heights. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses and to the Diabetes Foundation.

Mitchell 10/01/99
John S. Mitchell, 82, of Alton, died Oct. 1, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Bernadine Blackorby, who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Dorothy Mossbarger of Alton, and Pauline Smith of Nashville, Tn. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.

Mitchell 12/31/99
Dalph W. Mitchell, 81, died Dec. 31, 1999. He married Anna Schowe, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth of Cottage Hills, James and Gary of East Alton, and Dennis of Alton; and a brother, Charles of East Alton. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Methodist Church in Wood River.

Mitchell 02/10/00
Irene Mitchell, 66, of Godfrey, died Feb. 10, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Thomas, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Tammy Conreux and Wanda Young, both of Alton, and Donna Mitchell of Kentucky; and a step-daughter, Carolyn Mitchell of Kentucky. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Mittler 11/02/97
Letha A. Mittler, 72, of Alton, died Nov. 2, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Fred, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Charles Davis of Brighton, and Jimmie Davis of Paragould, Ar.; a brother, Robert Songer of Pearl; sisters, Eleanor Camel of Pearl, and Lois Jarrett of Hoxie, Ar.; and 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the help fund of Agape Church.

Modrovsky 07/04/99
Flora Modrovsky, 73, of Bethalto, died July 4, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John of Alton, and Millard of Staunton; daughters, Mary Pulido of Godfrey, and Flora Allen of Sacramento, Ca.; brothers, Elmer Large of Ohio, and Lindall Large of Wood River; and a sister, Ila Markovich of St. Louis. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given for masses at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto.

Mohler 07/28/98
David L. Mohler, 70, of Alton, died July 28, 1998, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. His wife, Joyce, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, John of St. Louis; and a sister, Veva Davitz of Alton. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society and the Alzheimer's Research Center.

Molloy 09/13/99
John Patrick Molloy, 42, of Godfrey, died Sept. 13, 1999, in his home. He married Deanna Meyer, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Raechel of Carbondale, and Brittany at home; sons, Matthew of Kane, and Christian at home; his parents, Joseph and Deloris; brothers, Thomas, David, Daniel and Timothy, all of Jerseyville; Michael of Braidwood, James of Monticello, and Leo of Dublin, Ireland; and sisters, Teresa Molloy, and Janet Williams, both of Jerseyville, Kathleen Molloy of Godfrey, Margaret Begole of Pana, Patricia Harris of Wood River, Maureen Stephens of Jacksonville, Fl., and Barbara Valdez of Swansea. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Mondy 02/19/97
Cletis Mondy, 81, died Feb. 19, 1997. Surviving are a son, Marvin of Medora; daughters, Joyce Butts and Patricia Teutrine, both of Alton; a brother, Clinton of Phoenix, Az.; sisters, Clara Vineyard of Harrisburg, Il., and Tina Bradley of Texas City, Tx.; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. 

Monical 06/25/01
Mary Ann Monical, 73, of Godfrey, died June 25, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Harold, survives. Also surviving are a son, Rick of Godfrey; daughters, Lynn Allen of Albuquerque, N.M., Carole Aiello of Florissant, Mo., Kathy Manns of Dorsey, and Jeannie Cowan of Alton; and a brother, Jerry Deem. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Hayner Public Library in Alton.

Monroe 05/31/97
Patsy L. Monroe, 66, died May 31, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Clinton. Also surviving are sons, Vernie of Godfrey, Roger of Ladue, Mo., and Bobby of Cherokee Village, Ar.; a daughter, Sue Bridgeman of Alton; brothers, Dale and John Ontis, both of Alton, and Bob Ontis of Greensborough, N.C.; a sister, Mary Cochran of Denver, Co.; and 14 grandchildren and three grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Monroe 05/23/99
Clinton L. Monroe, Jr., 48, of Godfrey, died May 23, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Susanne Main, who survives. Also surviving are his father, Clinton, Sr. of Alton; sons, Donnie and Coty, both of Godfrey; daughters, Ashley, Amber and Brittany, all of Wood River, Misty Brewster, Diane Reising of Hamel, Tracey Grubb of Medora, and Laurie Main of Meadowbrook; brothers, Bobby of Cherokee Village, Ar., and Roger of Ladue, Mo.; and a sister, Sue Bridgeman of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Montague 04/19/97
Eugene R. Montague, 78, of Brighton, died Apr. 19, 1997, in his home. He married Dorothy Beilsmith, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Sandra Kroeschel of Medora, and Deborah Ault of University City, Mo.; a son Dennis of Brighton; a sister, Anabell Kingery of Alton; a brother, Milton of Alton; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Brighton American Legion Post 476.

Moore 12/31/96
William M. Moore, 72, died Dec. 31, 1996. His wife, Elizabeth, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Carole Utt of East Alton; brothers, James of East Alton, and Robert of Hastings, Mn.; a sister, Dorothy Burford of Alton; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Moore 07/21/97
Clara Marlene Moore, 52, died July 21, 1997. Her husband, Fred, survives. Also surviving are a son, Darrin of Alton; brothers, Frank Gaither of Godfrey, and George Gaither of Alton; a sister, Marie Zeigenbein of Alton; and one grandchild. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Church in Alton, and for masses.

Moore 07/25/97
Dorothy L. Moore, 67, of Moro, died July 25, 1997, in Christian Hospital Northeast. Her husband, Charles, survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles of Dorsey, Danny of Moro, and Phillip of Godfrey; a daughter, Catherine McDaniel of Chicago; brothers, Richard Stice of Alamo, Tx., Jack Stice of Brighton, Wayne Stice of Alton, and Joe Stice of Bethalto; sisters, Ruby Schaberg of Godfrey, Margaret Schwegel of Alton, Mary Mihalich of Rosewood Heights, and Frieda Eyster of East Alton; and three grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Bethalto.

Moore 03/11/98
Grace Elizabeth Moore, 96, of Alton, died Mar. 11, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor Nursing Home in Wood River. Her husband, Bruce, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Bruce of Alton, and John of Oahu, Hi.; a daughter, Jane Mueller of Alton; and seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Upper Alton Baptist Church.

Moore 10/15/98
Jesse Moore, Jr., 71, of Bethalto, died Oct. 15, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mildred Keeney, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Marvin of Bethalto, and Steve of East Alton; daughters, Phyllis Moore of Roxana, and Brenda Moore and Carla Logan, both of East Alton; and sisters, Virginia Hawkins of Jacksonville, and Lavietta Burton of Wrights. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Southern Baptist Church of Forest Homes.

Moore 11/18/98
Theresa M. Moore, 39, formerly of Alton, died Nov. 18, 1998, in her home in South Carolina. She is survived by her step-father, Alfred Schlobohm of Godfrey; step-mother, Rayburn Hellrung of Wood River; a son, Curtis Mack, Jr., of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Crystal Mack of Fayetteville; brothers, Henry Hellrung of Alton, Ralph Hellrung of Godfrey, and Matthew Hellrung of Anchorage, Ak.; and sisters, Judy Hull of Godfrey, and Nancy Page of Texas. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Moore 08/10/99
Thomas G. Moore, 64, of Bethalto, died Aug. 10, 1999, in his home. He married Carolyn Thornhill, and she survives. Also surviving are sons, Thomas and Jimmy, both of Bethalto; daughters, Helen Hart and Janet Ward, both of Bethalto; and a brother, Robert of Godfrey. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton.

Moore 02/10/00
Annabell C. Moore, 78, of Alton, died Feb. 10, 2000, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Pat Olsson of Fayatteville, N.C., and Marsha Kuhns of Alton; and a sister, Viola Blaire of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, both in Alton.

Moore 02/07/00
William A. Moore, 99, of Alton, died Feb. 7, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Nephews and nieces survive. Services were in Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Moore 03/07/01
Charles Moore, 74, of Moro, died Mar. 7, 2001, in Maryville Manor Nursing Home. He married Dorothy Stice, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Charles of Dorsey, Danny of Moro, and Phillip of Godfrey; a daughter, Catherine McDaniel of Chicago; and brothers, Ralph Bryant of Iowa, and Richard Moore. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Bethalto.

Moran 12/16/98
Florence V. Moran, 71, of Bethalto, died Dec. 16, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Harold, survives. Also surviving are sons, Harold of Bethalto, and Terry of Brighton; and a brother, Earl Hibbs, Sr., of Cottage Hills. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Moran 02/05/99
Paul Moran, 69, of Brighton, died Feb. 5, 1999, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Maxine Hubbert, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of Alton, and Bruce of Tulsa, Ok.; daughters, Charlotte Mathis of East Alton, and Penny Wade of Cottage Hills; and sisters, Evelyn McGraw of Ottawa, and Mary Johnson of Letz, Fl. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Moran 04/07/01
Richard L. Moran, 47, of Alton, died Apr. 7, 2001. No survivors were listed. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

More 05/09/97
Arline T. More, 80, of Bethalto, died May 9, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. She had been a teacher in Bethalto Community Unit 8 for 30 years. Surviving are a son, Rudolph of Wood River; a daughter, Mona Fay of Bethalto; a sister, Ellen Caplinger of Lebanon, Il.; and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Morey 05/17/98
Ryan E. Morey, 9, of Brighton, died May 17, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Surviving are his parents, Bill of Bunker Hill, and Joan Milleret of Brighton; a grandmother, Geniva Fuller of Brighton; sisters, Tracie Bock of Brighton, and Randi Steck of Jonesboro; and brothers, Brad Morey of Bunker Hill, and Jeff and Bobby Morey, both of Alton. Services were through Targhetta. Memorials may be given to the Downs Syndrome Association.

Morgan 08/10/97
Edward E. Morgan, 75, of Alton, died Aug. 10, 1997, in his home. He married Wilma G. Powers, who survives. Also surviving are a brother, Victor of Godfrey; and a sister, Norma Walters of Alton. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Cancer and Heart associations.

Morgan 11/21/97
Margaret L. Morgan, 82, of Bethalto, died Nov. 21, 1997, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Milton, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Dona Hillman of Bethalto; and one grandchild and three great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Morgan 01/07/98
Leo Aloyisus Morgan, Jr., 80, of Bethalto, died Jan. 7, 1998. He married Eula Mae Smith, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Marigay Warriner of Ft. Worth, Tx., Diana Samuelson of Frederick, Md., Bonnie Werner of Harrisonville, Mo., and Jeanie Fleming of Benson, Az.; three step-children, Bill Bilderback, Ruth Arnold and Carol O'Malley; and 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Morgan 03/31/98
Victor D. Morgan, 74, of Godfrey, died Mar. 31, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Virginia Wilcox, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael of Godfrey; step-daughters, Pamela Steele of Alton, Debbie Hubbard of Normal, and Cheryl Schiller of Tampa, Fl.; a sister, Norma Walter of Alton; and five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the building fund of the Alton Free Methodist Church.

Morgan 08/24/98
Marvel Morgan, 77, of Alton, died Aug. 24, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Lewis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Michele Morgan of Alton, a step-daughter, Rainey Morgan of Salt Lake City, Ut.; and a sister, Iola Eustace of Wonder Lake. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Morgan 01/11/00
Milton H. Morgan, 82, of Bethalto, died Jan. 11, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He married Margaret White, who preceded him in death. He was chief of security and protective services at Alton Mental Health Center, prior to retiring in 1977. Surviving is a daughter, Dona Hillman. Services are through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Morgan 06/04/01
Marian G. Morgan, 93, died June 4, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Patrick of East Alton, and Kendall of Warrenville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Morgan 06/04/01
Marian G. Morgan, 93, died June 4, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Patrick of East Alton, and Kendall of Warrenville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Morkel 11/20/00
Ruth F. Morkel, 92, died Nov. 20, 2000, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, Sam, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ted and James, both of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation and American Heart Association.

Morris 04/16/99
Nora L. Morris, 65, of Granite City, died Apr. 16, 1999, in her home. Surviving are a son, John of Edwardsville; daughters, Judy Kuehn of Alton, Laurie Franz of St. Peters, Mo., Cindy Parsaghian of Granite City, and Debbie Greco of Glen Carbon; and sisters, Rosemarie Tucker of St. Louis, and Pat Downs of Hazelwood, Mo. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society.

Morris 08/01/99
Louise C. Morris, 85, of Alton, died Aug. 1, 1999, in Saint Anthony’s Health Center. Her husband, Woodrow, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Melba Morris of Eolla, Mo.; a son, James of Hawaii; a sister, Martha Dix of Godfrey; and a brother Edward Herbstreit of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey.

Morris 09/10/99
Ethel E. Morris, 95, formerly of Alton, died Sept. 10, 1999, in Titusville, Fl. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn Headley of Titusville, and Marlene Marsh of Carlsbad, Ca. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Main Street United Methodist Church and the Salvation Army, both in Alton.

Morris 06/10/01
Meltonia L. Morris, 75, of Alton, died June 10, 2001. Her husband, Lenzy, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Michael, Edward, Jerome and Kevin; a daughter, Diana; and a brother, Donald Logan of Alton. Services were through Williams Mortuary in Alton.

Morrissey 10/28/97
Helen V. Morrissey, 87, died Oct. 28, 1997. Her husband, Eugene, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Eugene of Dallas, Tx.; and a daughter, Jean Scatizzi of St. Louis. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association in St. Louis.

Morss 03/12/99
Ralph Morss, 75, of Wood River, died Mar. 12, 1999, in his residence. He married Doris Porter, who preceded him in death. He owned Art Cleaners in East Alton, prior to retirement. Surviving are a daughter, Connie Burk of Wood River; and sisters, Cella Boles of Steeleville, Tina Benefield of Xenia, and Linda Talbert of Waltonville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Morning Star Home Health Care in Bethalto, and the Hospice of Southern Illinois in Belleville.

Mortland 07/27/97
William F. Mortland, 54, of Alton, died July 27, 1997, in his home. He married Judy Hester, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Helen of East Alton; sons, William of Alton, and Bradley of Godfrey; brothers, Greg of Moro, and Randy of East Alton; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the Heart Association.

Mosele 01/04/97
Victor J. Mosele, 72, of East Alton, died Jan. 4, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married June Mitchell, who survives. He had been a circuit court judge. Also surviving are daughters, Ruth Cockburn of Winnipeg, Canada, and Rebecca Mills of Silver Spring, Md.; a sister, Jennie Laskach of Staunton; and four grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Mosele Memorial Fund in Gordon Moore Community Park in care of the Alton Park and Recreation Department.

Mottaz 03/08/97
Pauline M. Mottaz, 85, died Mar. 8, 1997. She is survived by nephews Ronald Mottaz of Alton, Steven Mottaz of Godfrey; and a brother, Rolla Mottaz of Tequesta, Fl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Mouish 04/30/01
Ervin Mouish, 79, died Apr. 30, 2001. He married Dorothy Yauornik, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gary of Ann Arbor, Mi.; daughters, Kathy Mouish of Staunton, and Jan Baron of Wood River; and brothers, Norman of Scottsdale, Az., and Arnold of Kerrville, Tx. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's School in Wood River, Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton, and the American Cancer Society.

Moxey 04/06/97
Kayela Nicole Moxey died Apr. 6, 1997. She is survived by her parents, Thomas and Amanda Moxey of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Moyer 06/23/00
Berneda C. Moyer, 88, of Alton, died June 23, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William of Alton, and Gary of West Hills, Ca.; daughters, Ruth Moyer of Wood River, and Donna Boelhauf of St. Peters, Mo.; brothers, Pete Caries of Godfrey, and Alfred Caries of Alton; and sisters, Marie Paynic of Wood River, and Mary Morganroth of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Belles of St. Mary's, and charities of choice.

Mucci 06/11/00
Michele Nicholas Mucci, 41, formerly of Alton, died June 11, 2000, in Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Tx. Surviving is a son, Nick of Houston. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Mudd 01/31/99
Elmer E. Mudd, 75, of Godfrey, died Jan. 31, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Levana Auann, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth Mudd of West Palm Beach, Fl., Michael Littleton of Smithville, Mo., Joseph Mudd of Normal, and James Mudd of Ann Arbor, Mi; daughters, Susan mudd of Godfrey, and Julia Joslyn of Smithville; and a sister, Mary Baker of Florissant, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey.

Mudd 02/11/00
Guy D. Mudd, 75, of East Alton, died Feb. 11, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Marie Meyer, who survives. Mudd was an employee of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. prior to its closure, and served many years as secretary of the Glass Bottle Blowers Union, Local 24, and of the Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor. He was a member of the committee that formed the River Bend Growth Association. He served as a director of the United Way and Pride, Inc., as well as many other organizations. Also surviving are daughters, Patricia Mitchell of Mobile, Al, Kathleen Mudd of Arlington, Va., and Barbara Joiner of Glen Carbon. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the 75th Division Veterans Association.

Muehleman 02/25/01
Robert E. Muehleman, 94, formerly of Alton, died Feb. 25, 2001, in Aurora, Co. His wife, Wilman, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Patricia Taulbee of Alton, and Karen Bock of Dickenson, Tx. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Mueller 09/03/97
Deane E. Mueller, 68, of Brighton, died Sept. 3, 1997, in Robings Manor Nursing Home. He was a retired building contractor, antique dealer and restaurant operator. He married Loretta Boucher, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Gann of East Alton; sons, Larry and David, both of Dow, Rick and J.J., both of Brighton, Chris of Alton, and Jerry of Godfrey; sisters, Doris Krotz of Godfrey, Marie Blackorby of Alton, and Shirley Frank of Palmyra; and 18 grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Memorial services were through Burke-Fine and Quinn Funeral Homes in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Mulrean 05/10/97
John A. Mulrean, 67, of Godfrey, died May 20, 1998, in his home. He married Julia Droste, who survives. Also surviving are sons, John of Godfrey, and Michael of Brighton; daughters, Mary Mulrean of Godfrey, and Patti Maag of Brighton; and a sister, Lois Dille of Little Rock, Ar. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses, and to the Hospice of Southern Illinois in Belleville.

Murbarger 11/02/98
Rolla G. Murbarger, 88, of Bethalto, died Nov. 2, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Millie Ogden, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Don of Bethalto. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church of Wood River.

Murphy 10/21/97
Donald V. Murphy, 60, of Godfrey, died Oct. 21, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He married Monica Roderfeld, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Mark of Overland Park, Ks.; daughters, Sharon Godfrey of Dow, and Julia Godfrey and and Christine Brown, both of Godfrey; brothers, Neil, Edwin and Charles, all of Hannibal, Mo., Jimmy of Aurora, Co., Leo of Quincy, and Tim of Alton; a sister, Betty Rigby of Baton Rouge, La.; and two grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Ursuline Convent in Alton, and the Godfrey Knights of Columbus building fund.

Murphy 03/31/98
Vivian M. Murphy, 76, of Alton, died Mar. 31, 1998, in Rosewood in Alton. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Frank of Toledo, Oh.; a brother, Lawrence Marshall of Paducah, Ky.; and a sister, Elizabeth Kornegay of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the homebound ministry of Calvary Baptist Church.

Murphy 02/11/00
Deloris Murphy, 81, of Alton, died Feb. 11, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Dr. William Murphy, preceded her in death. Surviving are sisters, Helen Doyle of East Alton, and Virginia Turley of Salem. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses at St. Mary's Church in Alton.

Murray 06/27/01
Dr. James R. Murray, 88, of Alton, died June 27, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Camille Berthold, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, James and Mark, both of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton.

Musgrave 12/21/00
Max Anderson Musgrave, 85, of East Alton, died Dec. 21, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Ella Manns, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Donna Covington of East Alton, and Karen Hatcher of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Musgray 05/24/97
Albert Musgray, 42, died May 24, 1997, in San Bernadino, Ca., where he had served in the U. S. Air Force. He is survived by his mother, Mable Thomas of Alton; his father, Willie of California; his wife, Barbara; daughters, Suprena, Niesha and Patrice; a son, Tracey; and nine brothers.

Musgrove 05/30/98
Billie M. Musgrove, 89, of Wood River, died May 30, 1998, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, Elzie, preceded her in death. Surviving are step-daughters, Ann Ranz of Bethalto, Diane Cole of Wood River, Rosemary Gann of East Alton, Wilma Abner and Irma Pierson, both of Cottage Hills, and Phyllis Riley. Services were through Marks. Memorials may be given to the Catholic Children's Home in Alton.

Musgrove 10/11/98
Minnie Victoria Musgrove, 76, of Godfrey, died Oct. 11, 1998, in Blu Fountain Manor. Her husband, Merrill, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Elle Draper of Godfrey; a brother, William Fender of Effingham; and sisters, Martha Radley of Effingham, and Edna Frazier. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Muys 02/07/01
John D. Muys of St. Louis, died Feb. 7, 2001. He is survived by his father, Jan Muys of Wood River; his mother, Kathryn Lesinski; and sisters, Jennifer Seabaugh, and Ericka, Kelly and Melissa Muys. Services were in Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, Mo.

Myers 08/06/98
Leslie Kenneth Myers, Jr., 62, of Alton, died Aug. 6, 1998, in his home. Surviving are a son, Kenneth, III, of Las Vegas, Nv.; daughters, Lorna Patterson of New Boston, Tx., Jacqueline Smith of Las Vegas, and Maggie Fernandez of Fontana, Ca.; brothers, Larry of Wood River, and Bill of Marietta, Ga.; and a sister, Rhoda Parrish of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to New Horizons Academy in Las Vegas.

Myers 04/27/01
Mildred E. Myers, 96, of Rosewood Heights, died Apr. 27, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Donald and Richard, both of Rosewood Heights; daughters, Norma McCune of Dow, and Sandra Lee of Mountain Home, Ar.; and sisters, Edith Wagenfeldt of Rosewood Heights, and Hilda Layton of Wood River. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Rosewood Heights, and to charities of choice.


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