Miscellaneous Madison County, Illinois Obituaries
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Nagel 02/09/01
Cory M. Nagel, 10 months, of Jerseyville, died Feb. 9, 2001, in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are his parents, Timothy Nagel and Katheryn Harris, both of Jerseyville; brothers, Zachary and Joshua Nagel of Jerseyville; and grandparents, Alex and Susan Harris of Brighton, Gregory Nagel of Alton, and Donna Nagel of St. Louis. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Cardinal Glennon Hospital.

Nance 09/11/98
Bernard L. Nance, 63, of South Roxana, died Sept. 11, 1998, in John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Surviving are sons, Gary of Wood River, and David of Korea; a daughter, Diane Nemerow of Dumfries, Va.; and brothers, Jerry of Shipman, and Lyle of East Alton. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to East Alton American Legion Post 794.

Nasello 04/06/01
Florine K. Nasello, 77, of Godfrey, died Apr., 6, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Anthony, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Michael of San Jose, Ca., and Larry of Las Cruces, N.M.; daughters, Dianne Roberts of Godfrey, and Barbara Nasello of Alton; and a sister, Betty Cox of Phoenix, Az. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Nash 08/08/97
Lucille W. Nash, 74, of St. Louis, died Aug. 8, 1997, in Village North Woods. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. Surviving are sisters, Faith Sheary of Alton, and Winnifred Shambling of Florissant, Mo.; and brothers, Richard Arnold of Florissant, Paul Arnold of St. Louis, and Buell Arnold of Los Angeles. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Nash 10/27/98
Florence L. Nash, 96, died Oct. 27, 1998. Her husband, Walter, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Dorothy Giacoma of St. Louis. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Nash 02/11/99
Howard Nash, Jr., 67, of Alton, died Feb. 11, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Joan Johnston, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother, Ruth of Alton; sons, Terry and Mike, both of Alton, and Tim of Chicago; daughters, Bev Holmquist of Des Plaines, Vickie Madison of Alton, and Judy Gold of Hettick; brothers, Ralph of Phoenix, Az., and Donald of St. Louis; and sisters, Helen Sheppard and Betty Clark, both of Ft. Meyers, Fl. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Nash 01/02/01
Ruth E. Nash, 91, of Alton, died Jan. 2, 2001, in Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, Fl. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Donald of St. Louis, and Ralph of Tucson, Ar.; and daughters, Helen Sheppard and Betty Clark, both of Fort Myers. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Sanford Avenue Baptist Church in Alton, Hope Hospice House and charities of choice.

Naville 07/13/99
Mildred L. Naville, 80, of Wood River, died July 13, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor. Her husband, Delbert, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Phyllis Inman, Alice Verdun, Janice Walsh, Mary Elledge and Franny Russell, all of Wood River, and Sally Smith of Dow. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's School in Wood River.

Naylor 03/25/98
Richard L. Naylor, 78, of Bethalto, died Mar. 25, 1998, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He married Doris Guile, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of Cottage Hills, and George of San Diego, Ca.; daughters, Gayle Boschert of Alton, and Maria Miller of Germantown, Md.; brothers, Stanley and John, both of Bunker Hill; a sister, June Naylor of Missouri; and 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Meadowbrook First Church of God.

Naylor 10/18/99
Charles R. Naylor, Sr., 83, of Alton, died Oct. 18, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Agnes Hayes, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles, Jr., of Godfrey; a daughter, Cheryl Titsworth of Hillview; nd a sister, Lucille Miles of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to V.F.W. Post 1308 in Alton, and Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Alton.

Neal 02/19/97
Don M. Neal, 56, died Feb. 19, 1997. He married Mary McCune, who survives. Also surviving is his father, Joseph of Durham, N.C.; sons, Charles of Godfrey, Paul of Dallas, Tx., and Michael of Winters, Tx.; daughters, Debra of Godfrey, and Sharon of Alton; a brother, John of Durham; a sister, Joanna Compton of Durham; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to Marquette Catholic High School, and S. S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, both in Alton.

Neal 03/18/98
Charles Daniel Neal, 19, of Alton, died Mar. 18, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Mary of Godfrey; brothers, Michael of Winters, Tx., and Paul of Dallas, Tx.; and sisters, Debra of Godfrey, and Sharon of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Marquette Catholic High School.

Needham 10/30/97
Bonnie Needham, 75, of Alton, died Oct. 30, 1997, in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond. Surviving are daughters, Anita Crain of Alton, and Betty Johnson of Mesa, Az.; and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the CURE Group in care of St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Neely 08/19/00
Mary E. Neely, 81, of Bethalto, died Aug. 19, 2000, in D'Adrian Nursing Home in Godfrey. She was preceded in death by husbands, Clyd Schoeneweis, Warren Schoeneweis and Herbert Neely. Surviving are a son, Roland Schoeneweis of Plainview; a daughter, Rosemary McDonough of Bethalto; and a step-daughter, Sharon Clark of Venice, Fl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Neese 10/08/98
Lyndle Glen Neese, 78, of Vincennes, In., died Oct. 8, 1998, in Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He married Lucille Brian, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Allen of Edelstein, and William of Penn Run, Pa.; a daughter, Jan Bell of Tulsa, Ok.; brothers, Carl of Erie, and Lowell of Nebo; and sisters, Ann Turner of Sunnyvale, Ca., and Vera Hoover of Pleasant Hill. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association and Shultz Lewis Children's Home in Valpariso, In.

Nelson 02/27/99
Kathryn Nelson, 86, of Johnson City, Tx., died Feb. 27, 1999, in Hell County Memorial Hospital, Tx. She was preceded in death by husbands, George Ripsom and Ihler Nelson. Surviving are sons, George Ripsom of Chelmsford, Ma., Frank Ripsom of Bloomington, and David Ripsom of Johnson City, Tx. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Belle of St. Mary's Restoration Fund.

Neudecker 10/27/97
Vivian F. Neudecker, 86, of Alton, died Oct. 27, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Arthur, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Snyders of Jerseyville; and sisters, Helen Doyle of Rosewood Heights, Deloris Murphy of Alton, and Virginia Turley of Salem. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Neuhaus 04/17/98
Raymond A. Neuhaus, 91, died Apr. 17, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Verna Heyen, who preceded him in death. He married Opal Carlton, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Viola Kindig of Eden Prairie, Mn., and Marjorie Fortado of Alton; a son, Raymond of Hawthorne, Ca.; and seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Neuhaus 11/07/00
Opal A. Neuhaus, 92, of Alton, died Nov. 7, 2000, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Raymond, preceded her in death. Surviving are a step-son, Raymond of Hawthorne, Ca.; step-daughters, Viola Tome of Plymouth, Mn., and Marjorie Fortado of Alton; a brother, John Lessner of Farmington, Ct.; and a sister, Pauletta Bourland of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Upper Alton Baptist Church.

Neunaber 04/23/98
Alice H. Neunaber, 89, of Bethalto, died Apr. 23, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Limon, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Roy of Edwardsville; a brother, Art Neumann of Coco Beach, Fl.; and sisters, Irene Pape and Louise Blankenship, both of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Zion Lutheran School.

Neunzerling 12/17/99
Nicholas A. Neunzerling, 94, of Alton, died Dec. 17, 1999, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. He married Catherine Dufner, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Marvin and Mark, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and a daughter, Chris Gleeson of Belleville. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses at a Catholic Church of choice, and to St. Paul's Nursing Home in Belleville.

Nevels 02/22/97
Ralph Thomas Nevels, 79, of Bethalto, died Feb. 22, 1997. He married Joyce H. Howell, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Jerry of Bethalto, John of O'Fallon, and Don of East Alton; a daughter, Janet Hutcheson of Silverton, Ga.; brothers Pete of St. Charles, James of Licking, Mo., and Paul of Flint, Mi.; and 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Southern Illinois Hospice.

Nevius 11/09/00
Flossie Jane Nevius, 99, of Roxana, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Salem Care Center, Mo. Her husband, Ernest, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Ernestine Cheslick of Cottage Hills; and a sister, Audrey Blackstun of Alton. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Newton 02/27/99
Shirley J. Newton, 79, of Alton, died Feb. 27, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Michael of St. Louis; a daughter, Melissa Seymour of Alton; and sisters, Nancy Paeltz of Godfrey, and Jessie Johansson of San Jose, Ca. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic School in Alton.

Newton 04/11/00
Lillie M. Newton, 88, died Apr. 11, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Alonzo, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Edna Schuetz of Bethalto; a brother, Virgil Stormer of Bunker Hill; and a sister, Ann Wahl of Alton. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Nichols 05/08/01
Mary E. Nichols, 74, of Godfrey, died May 8, 2001, in St. Louis University Hospital. Her husband, Roger, survives. Surviving is a son, Rick Anderson of Yarborough, Ca. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Nicholson 01/17/99
Ruby Jacqueline Nicholson, 71, of Alton, died Jan. 17, 1999, in Mission, Tx. Her husband, Glen, survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of Godfrey, and Dennis of Metropolis; a daughter, Doneeta Kallal of Bethalto; and sisters, Eileen Nash, and Zelma Cheek, both of Mission, Tx. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Jeff Kallal Scholarship Fund.

Nickel 04/16/98
Harry William Nickel, 74, of Alton, died Apr. 16, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Helen Hermes, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Susan Gibbs of Springfield, and Linda Sedlack of Morristown, Tn.; and four grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Nickens 03/31/00
Carl R. Nickens, 92, of Godfrey, died Mar. 31, 2000, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Surviving are sons, Carl of California, and Richard of Godfrey; a step-son, David Darr of East Alton; and a step-daughter, Phyllis Taylor of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Nickless 04/19/00
Clifford L. Nickless, 70, of Cottage Hills, died Apr. 19, 2000, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Jonell Brown, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Letha Edwards of Collin, Mo.; daughters, Sharry File of Carrollton, Farsha Wahle and Laura Kimbro, both of Cottage Hills, and Pamela Nickless of Godfrey; and a sister, Betty Whitney of Collin. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Nicolson 09/09/97
Anita A. Nicolson, 77, of Alton, died Sept. 9, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She married John Maskey and Donald Nicolson, both of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, John Maskey of St. Peters, Mo.; daughters, Mildred Crews of St. Peters; Anita Gleason of St. Louis, Margaret Booth of Heyworth, and Sister M. Anne Maskey of Alton; brothers, Louis Ruehrup of St. Louis, and Frederick Ruehrup of Edwardsville; a sister, Margaret Mull of Staunton; and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the Autism Society of Illinois and for masses.

Niemeier 01/03/99
Mildred K. Niemeier, 66, of Alton, died Jan. 3, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Eugene, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Kathleen Niemeier of Alton, and Karen Dawdy of Godfrey; brothers, Harold Manley of Gurnee, and Lynn Manley of Godfrey; and sisters, Dorothy Zimmer and Helen Borenpohl, both of Alton, Ada Brown of Maryville, and Rosemary Lee and Hilda Zangori, both of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Free Methodist Church.

Niemeier 02/06/99
Eugene E. Niemeier, 68, of Alton, died Feb. 6, 1999, in Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He married Mildred Manley, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Kathleen Niemeier of Alton, and Karen Dawdy of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alton Free Methodist Church.

Niemeyer 12/24/00
Leon Niemeyer, 53, of Alton, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Rosemary Geisen, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas of Bethalto; daughters, Peggy Niemeyer of Cottage Hills, Cheryl Sanders of Brighton, and Pamela Snyders of Kane; brothers, William and Frank Niemeyer, both of West Alton, Mo.; step-brothers, Merle Thoele of Twin Falls, Id., and Sherwood Thoele of Finecastle, Va.; a sister, Ruth Carpenter of West Alton; and a step-sister, Donna Amend of O'Fallon, Mo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Nirsch 02/06/99
Gladys H. Nirsch, 87, of Alton, died Feb. 6, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, Alfred Seiler of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Salem Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Nisbett 02/09/00
John A. Nisbett, 83, of Brighton, died Feb. 9, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Ruby Moore, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sisters, Irene Parish of Alton, and Mildred Jones of Honolulu, Hi. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Noel 06/14/97
Betty L. Noel, 75, died June 14, 1997. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Carol Hancock of Godfrey, Catherine Hoene of Alton, and Elizabeth Dunham of Hayes, Va.; and three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Noel 05/30/01
Lawrence A. Noel, Jr., 77, died May 30, 2001. He married Ann Mullins, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Lawrence of Wood River, Bob of East Alton, and three step-sons; daughters, Judy Kuehnel of Wood River, Sandy Holland of Portage, In., and Jean Divine of South Roxana; brothers, Russell of Edwardsville, and Marshall of Bunker Hill; and sisters, Bernice Bond of Staunton, Rosemary Woods of Carlinville, and Peggy Hilyard and Jean Rose, both of Bunker Hill. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Noel 05/30/01
Lawrence A. Noel, Jr., 77, died May 30, 2001. He married Ann Mullins, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Lawrence of Wood River, Bob of East Alton, and three step-sons; daughters, Judy Kuehnel of Wood River, Sandy Holland of Portage, In., and Jean Divine of South Roxana; brothers, Russell of Edwardsville, and Marshall of Bunker Hill; and sisters, Bernice Bond of Staunton, Rosemary Woods of Carlinville, and Peggy Hilyard and Jean Rose, both of Bunker Hill. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Nolan 06/04/01
Mary Ann Nolan, 98, died June 4, 2001. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the music department of First United Methodist Church in East Alton.

Nolan 06/04/01
Mary Ann Nolan, 98, died June 4, 2001. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the music department of First United Methodist Church in East Alton.

Nordback 03/08/01
Mary K. Nordback, 58, of East Alton, died Mar. 8, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Clay, survives. Also surviving are a son, Ron Kirksey of Bethalto; daughters, Janet Barnes of Wood River, and Tracey Howard of Bethalto; a brother, Jerry West of Connecticut; and a sister, Jeanie Berghoff of Baytown, Tx. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and to charities of choice.

Northcutt 12/03/98
Guy Leroy Northcutt, 76, of Brighton, died Dec. 3, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Tomaline Hughes, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Lesa Lahr of Ava, and Billie Northcutt of Kissimmee, Fl.; sons, Curt of Giessen, Germany, Dane of Immokalee, Fl, Jerry of Rosenburg, Tx., and Mickey of Brighton; and sisters, Sally Cummings of Staunton, and Nina Clanton of Alsey. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Northcutt 06/08/99
Ronald L. Northcutt, 52, of Alton, died Sept. 8, 1999, in his home. He married Deborah Heater, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Monica Engler of East Alton, and Kelly Lorts and Rhonna Fox, both of Alton; a brother, John of Tucson, Az.; and sisters, Georgia Leininger of East Alton, and June Woodward of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Novotny 07/05/99
Ethel S. Novotny, 89, died July 5, 1999, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving are grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Nowaski 02/06/97
Walter R. Nowaski, 86, died Feb. 6, 1997. He married Agnes O'Leary, who survives. Also surviving is a brother, Vincent of Collinsville. Services were through Gent's. Memorials may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto, and for masses.

Null 11/16/97
Muriel Null, 79, of Lebanon, died Nov. 16, 1997, in Emral Gardens Nursing Home. Her husband, Rosewell, preceded her in death. Surviving are step-sons, Weliman and Larry Null, both of Bethalto; a step-daughter, Vivian Eaker of Bethalto; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice. 

Nunn 03/16/01
Louie E. Nunn, 88, of Wood River, died Mar. 16, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Wanda Hawkins, who survives. Also surviving is a brother, James of Port Charlotte, Fl. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills.

O'Brien 02/02/97
Angeline Nellie O'Brien, 96, died Feb. 2, 1997. in Upland, Ca. Surviving are sons, Patrick of Carrollton, and Leonard of Foristell, Mo.; daughters, Kathleen Kral of Inverness, Fl., and Lucille Sesler of Upland; and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

O'Brien 10/21/00
Patrick K. O'Brien, 42, of Godfrey, died Oct. 21, 2000, in his home. Surviving are his parents, James and Shirley of Alton; a brother, Jim; and sisters, Sue and Kay. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Madison County Humane Society and the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

O'Dell 09/09/97
Millard C. O'Dell, 84, of Bethalto, died Sept. 9, 1997, in Bethalto Care Center. He married Doris Yount, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Joseph of Stevensville, Mo., and Larry of Farmington, Mo.; brothers, Leon of Lexington, Tn., and Ira Rothenhofer of Wayne Co., Mo.; and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Moro Presbyterian Church and the Alzheimer's Association.

O'Dell 09/27/00
Helen B. O'Dell, 73, of Fosterburg, died Sept. 27, 2000, in her daughter's residence. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gerald of Fairfax, Va.; daughters, Vicky Perry of Golden Valley, Az., and Patricia Brown of Fosterburg; and sisters, Geraldine White and Laverna Ayers, both of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

O'Lander 01/17/99
Judith Elaine O'Lander, 53, of Alton, died Jan. 17, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Stanley, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Craig of Alton; sisters, Donna May of Boise, Id., and Lois Poole of Bethalto; and a brother, Daniel Ostendorph of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

O'Leary 02/13/97
Mary Ellen O'Leary, 106, of Alton, died Feb. 13, 1997, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Surviving are nephews. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Church in Alton.

O'Neill 01/28/98
Susan H. O'Neill, 68, of Alton, died Jan. 28, 1998, in St. John's Mercy Skilled Nursing Center in St. Louis County. Her husband, Patrick, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Schaefer and Hugh, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Brian of Flagstaff, Az.; daughters, Olivia Korte of Florissant, Mo., Dr. Maria Gieszelmann of Town and Country, Mo., and Susan Huff of Bremerton, Wa.; and 18 grandchildren. Services were through Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the Neurofibromatosis Foundation in New York City.

O'Neill 10/09/00
Elizabeth S. O'Neill, 82, of Alton, died Oct. 9, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Dr. Paul O'Neill, preceded her in death. She was a member of the 1939 graduating class of the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Alton, a charter member of the Alton Community Service League, and was chairman of Oasis Caravan. Surviving are a son, Judge P. J. O'Neill of Alton; daughters, Gail Scyoc and Patty O'Neill, both of Alton, and Meg Narconis of Edwardsville; and a brother, Wayne Smith of St. Louis. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton capital fund for Monsignor Suddes Hall.

Oatsvall 03/09/97
Joel R. Oatsvall, 50, died Mar. 9, 1997. He married Karen Buckholdt, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Effilene; sons, Christofer of Farmersville, Il., Joel of Lucasville, Oh., Jeff Fulks and Travis Fulks, both of Wood River; daughters, Melissa Gettings of Alton, and Rebecca Oatsvall of Carlinville; brothers Roger and Bobby, both of Tennessee; sisters, Frances, Sue and Kathy, all of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Oberkfell 06/18/97
Virginia Oberkfell, 83, of Toledo, Oh., formerly of Alton, died June 18, 1997. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Harry, of Toledo; and one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton, the American Cancer Society and the Hospice of Northwest, Oh.

Oden 03/28/00
Pauline Oden, 83, of Jerseyville, died Mar. 28, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Loren, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ronald of Piasa; and daughters, Karen Dankenbring of Shipman, and Paula Barnett of Modesto. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and the Salvation Army.

Oden 05/28/01
Ronald B. Oden, 60, of Piasa, died May 28, 2001, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are sisters, Paula Barnett of Modesto, and Karen Dankenbring of Shipman. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Liver Foundation.

Oertel 04/01/98
Frances Lorine Oertel, 84, of Brighton, died Apr. 1, 1998, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. Her husband, Carl, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, William of Brighton; and two grandchildren and one great grandson. Services were in Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton.

Oetken 06/01/97
John F. Oetken, 86, died June 1, 1997. He married Bertha Hellrung, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Jim of Alton, and Jeff of Batchtown; daughters, Jeanne Hawkins and Janice Case, both of Alton, and Joyce Oetken of St. Louis; and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Ogle 06/28/99
Benjamin Ogle, 89, died June 28, 1999, in Eldercare of Alton. He is survived by nieces and nephew. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Oglesby 02/05/00
Carrie K. Oglesby, 92, died Feb. 5, 2000. Her husband, Orvil, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, Carl of Alton. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church in East Alton.

Ohley 11/06/98
Harold L. Ohley, 78, of Alton, died Nov. 6, 1998, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Rosemary Schmitt, who survives. Ohley was a partner in Ohley Transfer Co. Also surviving are sons, Thomas of Alton, and Steven of Tampa, Fl.; and a sister, Doris Randall of Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois in Belleville.

Ohlson 11/02/97
Bernice B. Ohlson, 84, of Alton, died Nov. 2, 1997, in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nils. Surviving are sons, Nils of Alton, and Delmar Kimbro of Junction City, Or.; a daughter, Rhea Clark of Pineville, Or.; a sister, Capitola Wulf of Cottage Hills; and 10 grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton.

Oldham 08/08/98
Lester Oldham, 93, of Alton, died Aug. 8, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Helen Naylor, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Lona Oldham, and Judith Shields, both of Wood River. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Oliver 01/10/01
Ernest A. Oliver, 65, of Wood River, died Jan. 10, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Arnella Aldridge, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Charlotte Sherer of Roxana; and sisters, Ernestine Gray of Eddyville, Ky., Sue Hobgood of Evansville, In., Wanda Howton of Dawson Springs, Ky., Brenda Davis and Peggy Lamb, both of Princeton, Ky., and Betty Walters of Tennessee. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Olmstead 12/09/00
John W. Olmstead, 84, of Alton, died Dec. 9, 2000, in Rosewood Care Center. He married Rita Neiger, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, John, Jr., and David. He was a contractor for many years. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society.

Olney 02/28/99
Edward H. Olney, 83, died Feb. 28, 1999, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. He married Frances Stanton, who survives. Also surviving are a son, the Rev. Tom Olney of Godfrey; daughters, Charlotte Hanggi of Naples, N.Y., and Kay Guile of Murphy, N.C. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Olsen 10/17/99
Johannes R. Olsen, 71, died Oct. 17, 1999. No survivors were listed. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Olson 04/09/99
David Olson, 58, of Alton, died Apr. 9, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Josephine Gordon, who survives. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Ontis 11/13/00
Charles J. Ontis, 72, of Alton, died Nov. 13, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Marian Silvester, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; daughters, Gayle Lee, Yvonne Ontis, Chris Garner and Valerie Kincaid, all of Alton, Lenore Ontis of Brighton, and Denise Hogan of St. Ann, Mo.; brothers, Dale of Alton, and Bob of South Carolina; and a sister, Mary Cochran of Colorado. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Oram 05/04/97
Rosebud M. Oram, 86, of Alton, died May 4, l997, in Saint Anthony's. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy. Surviving are a son, Robert Graham of Granite City; a daughter, Sheila Figge of Alton; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Orazi 04/25/01
Isabella Brianne Orazi, an infant of Alton, died Apr. 25, 2001, in St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are her parents, Anthony and Tracy of Alton, and a sister, Nicole. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Orban 09/14/97
William F. Orban, 90, of Brighton, died Sept. 14, 1997, in Robings Manor. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton.

Ord 12/15/99
Walker H. Ord, 85, of East Alton, died Dec. 15, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Bernice Ellis, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Tom of Camden, Ar.; and a daughter, Patricia Huffstutler of Brighton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Vaughn Hill Church of Christ.

Oris 11/25/00
Robert J. Oris, 72, of East Alton, died Nov. 25, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Mary Pavish, who survives. Prior to retirement, Oris was a barber in East Alton, and owner of Siro's on Broadway in Alton. Also surviving is a sister, Ellen Gowins. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association, and Saint Anthony's.

Osborn 05/31/98
Ralph Allan Osborn, 94, of Godfrey, died May 31, 1998, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. He married Pauline Horn, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a son, William of Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton, and Chautauqua L.C.I.A.

Osborne 04/11/99
Ella Mae Osborne, 89, of Alton, died Apr. 11, 1999, in Osceola, Wi. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Edward; and a daughter, Lillietta. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Oseland 10/02/98
Mary E. Oseland, 77, of Alton, died Oct. 2, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Gerhard, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, James of Topeka, Ks.; and brothers, Bill and Leonard Pohlman, both of Godfrey, Ralph Pohlman of Alton, and Ron Pohlman of Brussels. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army and for masses.

Osterman 04/10/00
John L. Osterman, 77, of Alton, died Apr. 10, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Virginia Hurst, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Jean Osterman of Stafford, Tx., Sue Lambie of Highland, Ca., and Kim Schelle of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Oulson 02/06/00
Lena Mae Oulson, 88, died Feb. 6, 2000, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, Willard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Curtis of Grafton, Norman of Keysport, Robert of Godfrey, and Wilbur of San Francisco, Ca.; daughters, Alice Wittman of Godfrey, and Juanita Cochran of Alton; and sisters, Ethel Lohr and Katherine Chambers, both of Godfrey, and Lola Baker of Detroit, Mi. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Overath 04/26/01
Larry Joe Overath, 58, of Alton, died Apr. 26, 2001, in his home. He married Kay Parkins, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Charles and Fern Overath of Alton; daughters, Mauri Seiler of Alton, and Jill Unverzagt of Belleville; a brother, Charles of Belleville; and a sister, Jeanne Salmond of Cumming, Ga. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Larry Overath Scholarship Fund of Alton Community Unit School District #11.

Overmeyer 09/24/98
Delta Lucinda Overmeyer, 78, of East Alton, died Sept. 24, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Virgil, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ronald, of East Alton; a daughter, Sherry Stinebaker of Griggsville; and a sister, Clara Shaw of Clarksville, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Overstreet 11/17/99
Mitchell Overstreet, 66, died Nov. 17, 1999, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Shirley McGhee, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; and sisters, Annie Overstreet and Ernestine McCon, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Claudia Gipson of Denver, Co. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Overton 03/11/01
Bobby D. Overton, 53, of Bethalto, died Mar. 11, 2001, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a son, Byron of Bethalto; and a daughter, Jauna Mazzocco of Moro. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Owens 05/17/99
Vernon Paul Owens, 79, of Bethalto, died May 17, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Eugenia Hawkins, who survives. Also surviving are a brother, Donald of Naperville; a sister, Virginia Kemper of Wood River; and a sister-in-law, Esther Owens of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church in Wood River.

Owens 10/22/00
Robert L. Owens, 39,formerly of Bethalto, died Oct. 22, 2000, in his home in Murphysboro. He married Jana Toohey, who survives. Also surviving is his father, James. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Owens 01/11/01
Joseph H. Owens, Sr., 58, of Batchtown, died Jan. 11, 2001, in his home. Surviving are a son, Joseph, Jr., of Hartford; daughters, Tammy Carty of Port Charlotte, Fl., and Maria McHatton of Wood River; and sisters, Brenda Nord of Granite City, and Catharine Williams of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Owens 06/01/01
Paul E. Owens, Sr., 73, of Alton, died June 1, 2001, in his home. He married Dolores Eckhouse, who survives. Owens was a horticulturist, superintendent of buildings and grounds for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and aided in the design and development of the eastern portion of Rolling Hills Golf Club in Godfrey. Also surviving are a son, Paul, Jr.; and daughters, Cindy Jacobs and Debra Kious, both of Alton, and Rea Wills of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Pride, Inc.

Owens 06/01/01
Paul E. Owens, Sr., 73, of Alton, died June 1, 2001, in his home. He married Dolores Eckhouse, who survives. Owens was a horticulturist, superintendent of buildings and grounds for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and aided in the design and development of the eastern portion of Rolling Hills Golf Club in Godfrey. Also surviving are a son, Paul, Jr.; and daughters, Cindy Jacobs and Debra Kious, both of Alton, and Rea Wills of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Pride, Inc.

Ozee 02/08/99
John W. Ozee, 56 of Wichita, Ks., died Feb. 8, 1999, in his home. He is survived by his mother, Lucille Reed of Shipman; a son, John; brothers, Gary of Missouri, and Bradford of Hillsboro; and sisters, Sandra Fillback of Shipman, and Susan Matsche of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.


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