Miscellaneous Madison County, Illinois Obituaries
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Saale 04/06/01
Wilhelmina Saale, 96, of Wood River, died Apr. 6, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Felix, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Carl of Alton, and Normal of Florissant, Mo.; and a daughter, Ruth Guntren of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Alton, Mo., and Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

Sabolo 05/09/01
Michael E. Sabolo, Sr., 70, of East Alton, died May 9, 2001, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He married Delta Jarman, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Michael of Wood River, and Marty of Russellville, Ar.; and daughters, Michelle Winte of Edwardsville, Ricci Voorhees of East Alton, and Lisa Sabolo of Jacksonville. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, Wi.

Salas 01/15/97
Marie Petra Salas, 84, died Jan. 15, 1997. She was preceded in death by husbands Thomas Salas and Luis G. Lopez, Sr. Surviving are daughters, Maria Marin and Margarita Pulido, both of Alton; sisters, Maria Cabello and Margarite Eskew, both of St. Louis, and Jessica Orlando of Cahokia; and five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Sampson 02/18/97
Ralph M. Sampson, 93, died Feb. 18, 1997. He married Jessie F. Martin, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Clara Case of Alton; a sister, Pearl Sampson of Clinton; and one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Services were through Gent's.

Sancamper 09/09/97
Delah Sancamper, 70, of Brighton, died Sept. 9, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ted and Robert, both of Brighton, and Edward of Houston, Tx.; a daughter, Susan Fredrick of Brighton; brothers, Roland Jouett of Godfrey, and Robert Jouett of White Hall; a sister, Evelyn Brecht of Godfrey; and seven grandchildren. Services were in Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Diabetes Association.

Sanders 05/22/98
Dorothy Delores Sanders, 75, of Alton, died May 22, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, J. C., preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Sharon Sanders of Bethalto, and Sally Adams of Alton; and two grandsons, and four great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Sanders 07/26/99
Norton H. Sanders, 89, of Medora, died July 26, 1999, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. He married Vera Metcalfe, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenny of Medora, and Robert of Baton Rouge, La. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to Medora United Methodist Church.

Sanders 10/16/99
Elizabeth A. Sanders, 67, of Alton, died Oct. 16, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Robert of Brighton, and Glenn and Thomas, both of Alton; daughters, Lydia Bowen and Flo Dugger, both of Atchinson, Ks., Bonnie Bradley of Benld, Debra Lemmon of Brighton, and Beverly Berry of Wood River; a brother, Jack Simenot of South Carolina; and a step-brother, Bill Kuehnel of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Sanders 05/30/00
Estella Sanders, 90, died May 30, 2000, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving is a niece, Juanita Martineau of Paris, Mi. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Sandidge 12/21/97
Blake G. Sandidge, 33, of Godfrey, died Dec. 21, 1997, in St. John's Hospital in St. Louis. He is survived by his parents, Thomas of Alton, and Beverly Wilderman of Godfrey; a brother, Scott of Alton; and a step-sister, Dana Murray of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alton High School Athletic Fund and the Nursing Home Monitors.

Sandidge 02/15/98
Thomas E. Sandidge, Jr., 59, of Alton, died Feb. 15, 1998, in his home. He is survived by a son, Scott of Alton; a brother, Donald of Alton; and three grandchildren. Services were in Staten. Memorials may be given to the Alton Senior High School Athletic Fund.

Sandweg 02/18/00
Gerard K. Sandweg, Sr., 86, of Manchester, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2000, in Mari DeVilla Retirement Center in Town and Country, Mo. He married Jane Dunne, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Gerard, Jr., of Ladue, Mo., and the Rev. Michael of Portage Des Sioux, Mo.; and a daughter, Susan Bresnahan of Chesterfield, Mo. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses and to the American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri.

Sansone 08/02/00
August James Sansone, 85, of Alton, died Nov. 2, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He was the owner of the Cellar Room Tavern in Alton, for 34 years. Surviving are sons, James of St. Louis, and Jay of Godfrey; and a daughter, Dena Bush of Wood River. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.

Sauls 01/15/98
Goah T. Sauls, 76, of Cottage Hills, died Jan. 15, 1998. He married Addie Barnes, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charlie of Roxana, and Robert of Cottage Hills; a daughter, Gloria Piper of Cottage Hills; a sister, Ona Hayes of Sacramento, Ca.; and nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Services were in Marks.

Sauls 03/30/01
John Otis Sauls, 54 of East Alton, died Mar. 30, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. No survivors were listed. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Saunders 09/01/98
Alice E. Saunders, 92, of Alton, died Sept. 1, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Richard of Prairietown, and George of Bunker Hill; daughters, Leota Newberry, Dorothy Canter and Joyce Smith, all of Alton, Audrey Masterson of Wood River, and Clara Lasater of Plainview; a brother, Daniel Stutsman of Shingletown, Ca.; and a sister, Margaret Clark of Woodlake, Ca. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice, and Abundant Life Christian Center.

Savage 10/30/99
Candis Viola Savage, 49, of Alton, died Oct. 30, 1999, in Glasco. Her husband, Vernon, survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth and Steven Ellison, both of Alton; a step-son, Timothy Savage of Winchester; step-daughters, Terry Parker and Sherri Carriger, both of Winchester, and Tracy Holmes of Alsey; sisters, Mary Hahn and Billy Roberison; and a brother, Charles Hazelrigg. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Saville 01/17/99
Glenn N. Saville, 91, of Fairborn, Oh., died Jan. 17, 1999, in the Hospice of Dayton. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Marvin of Alton; a daughter, Lorna Duffin of Fairborn; and a sister, Hilda Johnson of Houston, Tx. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Sawyer 10/06/99
Marshall H. Sawyer, 45, formerly of Alton, died Oct. 6, 1999, in Memorial Medical Hospital in Springfield. He is survived by a son, Jeremy McLinar of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Pat Wieseman of Worden, and Kathi Kahl of Bunker Hill; and a friend, Rhoda Coe of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to blind services of IMPACT of Alton.

Sawyer 10/11/99
Emma O. Sawyer, 99, died Oct. 11, 1999, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. No survivors were listed. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Alton Art and History Museum.

Scanlan 12/09/98
James P. Scanlan, 68, of Godfrey, died Dec. 9, 1998, in his home. He married Ruth Jones, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Andrew of Alton; daughters, Molly Scanlan of Benton, Casey Hawkins of Pinckneyville, and Meghan Gigliotti of Hollywood, Fl.; and a sister, Margaret Converso of Chicago. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation, and First United Methodist Church in Godfrey.

Scanlon 01/30/00
Patricia Ann Scanlon, 68, of Godfrey, died Jan. 30, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, John, survives. Also surviving are a son, John of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and daughters, Melissa Wright of Springfield, and Joni Honke of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Schaefer 08/11/98
Henry E. Schaefer, 86, of Alton, died Aug. 11, 1998, in his home. He married Alvina Hunt, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David of Beecher City, and Terry of Fosterburg; a daughter, Vera Schaefer of Rossland, B.C.; and a sister, Luella Johnson of Bunker Hill. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Zion Presbyterian Church in Fosterburg, and the Fosterburg Fire Department.

Schaefer 02/15/99
Mary L. Schaefer, 84, of Alton, died Feb. 15, 1999, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Norma Karr of Springfield. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Schaefer 12/18/99
Mary Schaefer, 75, of Medora, died Dec. 18, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. Her husband, Gene, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Mark of Shipman, and Markus of Piasa; a daughter, Sally Baron of Miami, Fl.; and a sister, Martha Kitzmiller of Harvey. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service.

Schaefer 08/04/00
Evelyn L. Schaefer, 75, died Aug. 4, 2000, in Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are sons, James, Jr. of Green Belt, Md., John and Mark, both of Jerseyville; daughters, Susan Vaden of Cambridge, Ma., Mary Fillback of Jerseyville, Margaret Tanner of East Alton, and Patricia Duggan of Cottage Hills; a brother, Harry McGuire of West Palm Beach, Fl.; and a sister, Mary Quade of Chaffee, Mo. Services were through Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Schallenberg 11/03/99
Robert Schallenberg, 86, died Nov. 3, 1999, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. He married Elizabeth Eddington, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Stan of Godfrey, and Capt. Steve of Metairie, La.; and a daughter, Diana Bundy of Grandview, Mo. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the scholarship fund of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Brighton.

Schatzle 01/20/97
Sister Mildred Schatzle, O.S.U., 86, died Jan. 20, 1997. She is survived by a brother, Paul; sisters, Louise Patterson, Elizabeth Gidley and Florence Wagner. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to Queen of Peace Ursuline Infirmary in Alton.

Scheffel 01/23/97
Harold William Scheffel, 87, of Brighton, died Jan. 23, 1997, in his home. His wife, Lillian, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Harold of Edwardsville; a sister, Eva Mueller of Granite City; a brother, Ralph of Alton; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Alton congregation of Jehovah's Witness.

Scheiter 01/08/00
Ruby C. Scheiter, 92, died Jan. 8, 2000. Her husband, Ernst, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, David of Washington, Mo., and Don of Maplewood, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton.

Scheldt 05/04/97
Helen Scheldt, 64, of Alton, died Aug. 4, 1997, in her home. Her husband, Phillip, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Thomas of Alton; a daughter, Phyllis Kloppe of High Ridge, Mo.; a brother, Carl May of Medora; a sister, Bonnie Fairless of Medora; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Operation Blessing.

Schell 08/25/98
John D. Schell, 78, of Alton, died Aug. 25, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Extended Care in Clayton, Mo. He married Ann Caban, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John of Vienna, Va.; daughters, Judy Stefanik and Cathy Fry, both of Godfrey; a brother, Fred of Wood River; and sisters, Lucille Munsterman of Jerseyville, and Anna Hefley of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Church School, and St. Mary's Church School.

Schelm 09/16/98
Josephine L. Schelm, 84, of Brighton, died Sept. 16, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Louis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Bertagnolli of Bunker Hill; and a sister, Margaret Fraser of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the First Church of God in West Alton, Mo.

Schenato 10/07/00
Atilio Schenato, 75, of East Alton, died Oct. 7, 2000, in his home. He married Wada Thomae, who preceded him in death. He married Wanda Cress, who survives. Also surviving are a son, David of Affton, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Keith of Alton; a brother, John of Alton; sisters, Angie Kaufmann of St. Jacob, Norma and Julie Schenato, both of Alton; and step-children, Ed Flatt, Jr., of Alton, Michael Flatt of Lanesville, In., and Rhonda Plummer of Jerseyville. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and for masses at St. Kevin's Catholic Church in Rosewood Heights.

Schenk 01/15/98
Leona Theresa Schenk, 91, of Alton, died Jan. 15, 1998, in Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Her husband, Carl, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Eugene of East Alton, George of Godfrey, and Carl; daughters, Agnes Schenk of Laguna Beach, Ca., and Alma Hiendlmayer of Fairfield, Ct.; and 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given for masses.

Schenk 09/16/98
Marjorie J. Schenk, 75, of Alton, died Sept. 16, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Edward, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Nita Eakes of Alton; and sons, Bill Collett of Alton, Daniel Schenk of Alton, and Thomas Schenk of Grafton. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Saint Anthony's Adoration Chapel Fund.

Schenk 10/20/98
Rachel Schenk, 85, formerly of Alton, died Oct. 20, 1998, in Bethesda Dilworth Memorial Home in St. Louis. Her husband, Gilbert, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Zimmerman of Overland, Mo., and Gloria Hildabrand of St. Louis; and a brother, Kenneth Ketterer of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Schenk 12/10/00
Edward A. Schenk, 79, of Alton, died Dec. 10, 2000, in Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton. He married Marjorie Leavene, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Bill, Daniel and Thomas, all of Alton; a daughter, Nita Eakes of Alton; and a brother, Harold of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Saint Anthony’s Health Center’s Adoration Chapel Fund.

Schenke 02/13/97
Richard Schenke, Sr., 74, died Feb. 13, 1997. He married Catherine E. Peck, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Richard of Alton; a daughter Patricia Gelzinnis of Godfrey; and three grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to Mayflower Congregational Church in Godfrey, and to Celebration of Christmas.

Scherff 07/12/98
Gerald Edward Scherff, 61, of Bethalto, died July 12, 1998. He married Irma Martin, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Florence; a son, Marty of Bethalto; a daughter, Dr. Lisa Bush of Collinsville; brothers, Robert of Edwardsville, and Leonard of Worden; and a sister, Ruth Johnes of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Schilling 10/06/00
Florence E. Schilling, 90, of Alton, died Oct. 6, 2000, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death. She had been a school teacher in Bethalto and Meadowbrook. Surviving are a son, Don of Godfrey; and a sister, Linda Kuester of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Schmidt 02/09/97
Laura Mary Schmidt, 95, died Feb. 9, 1997. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John of Godfrey, and George of Sacramento, Ca.; daughters, Bernice Roberts of Alton, Rosaline Brice of Mission Viejo, Ca., and Anita Beers of St. Petersburg, Fl.; a sister, Leona Schenk of Jerseyville; and 27 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's School endowment fund, Marian Height's chapel fund, and for masses.

Schmidt 04/15/98
Pauline M. Schmidt, 91, of Bethalto, died Apr. 15, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Chris, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Leonard of Bronson, Fl.; daughters, Betty Bast and Irene Connoyer, both of Bethalto; a sister, Marie Miller of Bethalto; and 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Schmidt 02/16/00
Madeline F. Schmidt, 79, died Feb. 16, 2000. Surviving is a daughter, Ginger Anthony of East Alton. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Schmidt 12/28/00
William O. Schmidt, 94, of Alton, died Dec. 28, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Viola Edsall, who preceded him in death. Surviving are brothers, Herbert of Alhambra, and Edward of East Alton. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Schmitt 03/25/99
Norman R. Schmitt, 69, of Dorsey, died Mar. 25, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Florence Paul, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Ronnie of Edwardsville, and Larry of Dorsey; and daughters, Kathy Long, Karen Bauer and Kelly Schmitt, all of Edwardsville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ in Midway.

Schmitt 10/20/99
Nettie A. Schmitt, 95, died Oct. 20, 1999, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William and James, both of Godfrey, and Ronald of Urbana; and a daughter, Betty Horney of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, and the Alton Area Animal Aid Association. 

Schmittling 04/04/01
Sena Ann Schmittling, 89, died Apr. 4, 2001, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, David of Moro; and a daughter-in-law, Gerry Ward of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Presbyterian Church.

Schmollinger 03/26/97
Jesse R. Schmollinger, 75, died Mar. 26, 1997. He married Evelyn Belcher, who survives. Also surviving are a step-son, Robert Allgood of Aurora; a daughter, Arlene Hess of Bethalto; a step-daughter, Janet Allgood of Vandalia; sisters, Nelda Bandy of East Alton, Elaine Morrison of Edwardsville, Fern Blackord of Greenville, and Florine Conway of Peoria, Az.; and three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild. Services were through Gent's.

Schnabel 04/09/98
John H. Schnabel, PhD., 83, of Alton, died Apr. 9, 1998, in his home. He came to Alton in 1957 as registrar and a developer of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He married Emily Wepfer, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Julia Klinke of Englewood, Oh., and Kathlee Wong of Chicago; sisters, Belle Ball of California, and Myrtle Kincheloe of Evansville, In.; and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

Schneider 07/05/97
Blanche G. Schneider, 94, died July 5, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold. Surviving are a son, Harold of East Alton; and one grandchild and one great grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Schneider 10/16/99
Dorothy J. Schneider, 83, of Brighton, died Oct. 16, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Herman, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Karen Watson of Brighton, and Elizabeth Shockey of Spokane, Wa. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Brighton Betsey Ann Fire Protection District and the Treehouse Wildlife Center near Brighton.

Schoales 03/30/97
Aileen Schoales, 74, died Mar. 30, 1997, in Angleton, Tx. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley. Surviving are a daughter Sharon Broyles of Brighton; sons, Lawrence Chapman of Sillsbee, Tx., Lance Chapman of Houston, Tx., and William Schmidt of Angleton, Tx.; a brother, Dennis Shae; and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Pardee Cancer Association.

Schobernd 05/21/99
Rose V. Schobernd, 84, of Brighton, died May 21, 1999, in Borger, Tx. Her husband, Stephen, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; daughters, Edith Volden of Spearman, Tx., and Charlene Hamilton of Grapevine, Tx.; and a sister, Nora Pratt of Brighton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Schoeneman 10/09/99
Thelma M. Schoeneman, 85, of Shipman, died Oct. 9, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Bill of Shipman; and sisters, Esther Taggart of Shipman, Dorothy Strobeck of Brighton, and Merna Buhs of Woodburn. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to Shipman United Methodist Church.

Schoeneweis 05/30/01
Claude V. Schoeneweis, 79, died May 30, 2001. His wife, Mary, survives. Also surviving are a son, Stephen of St. Louis; step-sons, Jack Hooven of Hartford, and Michael Hooven of Houston, Tx.; and a daughter, Elizabeth Hargrave of Edwardsville. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association, and Kingdom Hall in Cottage Hills.

Schoeneweis 05/30/01
Claude V. Schoeneweis, 79, died May 30, 2001. His wife, Mary, survives. Also surviving are a son, Stephen of St. Louis; step-sons, Jack Hooven of Hartford, and Michael Hooven of Houston, Tx.; and a daughter, Elizabeth Hargrave of Edwardsville. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association, and Kingdom Hall in Cottage Hills.

Schramm 10/26/00
Charles Alexander Schramm, 68 , formerly of Alton, died Oct. 26, 2000, in St. Joseph's Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. He married Peggy Lay, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles, John and Daniel, all of Portage Des Sioux, Mo.; brothers, Harry of Lebanon, Mo., and Robert of Troy, Mo.; and sisters, Virginia Wolk of Winfield, Mo., and Mary Beadle of Bonne Terre, Mo. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Schreiber 09/30/98
C. Virginia Schreiber, 77, died Sept. 30, 1998, in Eunice Smith Home in Alton. Her husband, Merlyn, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Linda Wehrle of Maplewood, Mn.; and a son, Michael of Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Schreiber 07/04/99
Merlyn P. Schreiber, 83, of Alton, died July 4, 1999, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home. He married Virginia Duff, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; and a daughter, Linda Wehrle of Maplewood, Mn. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Schreier 12/24/00
George H. Schreier, 94, of Alton, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Alice Lawrence, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Paul of Edwardsville; daughters, Shirley Halcom of Edwardsville, Sheilia Myers and Helen Carter, both of Bethalto; and two sisters, Irene Denton of Ohio, and Nellie Metzer of Kentucky. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the humane society, the Holiday Shores Baptist Church, and to charities of choice.

Schrempf 03/31/97
William E. Schrempf, 79, died Mar. 31, 1997. He married Norma Lee Simpson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, James of Alton; a daughter, Deborah Matheny of Mattoon; and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Schrier 03/11/01
Constance Schrier, 76, of Shipman, died Mar. 11, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Kenneth, survives. Also surviving is a son, Ken of Shipman. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Schroeder 08/12/99
Lawrence A. Schroeder, 86, of Jerseyville, died Aug. 12, 1999, in his home. He married Christina Springman, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Philip of Jerseyville; daughters, Janet Clarkson of Grafton, and Sandra Wyman of Piasa; a sister, Mary Becker of Carrollton; and brothers, Bernard and Martin, both of Jerseyville, and Vincent of Dow. Services were through Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, and for masses.

Schuchardt 05/31/01
Melvin Schuchardt, 79, of Alton, died May 31, 2001, in his home. He married Trudy Luetzelschwab, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Mel of Springfield; a daughter, Sharon Bond of Kildeer; and sisters, Bernice Wiegland of St. Peters, Mo., and Shirley Gregorie of Waterloo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Godfrey Lions Club and Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Schuchardt 05/31/01
Melvin Schuchardt, 79, of Alton, died May 31, 2001, in his home. He married Trudy Luetzelschwab, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Mel of Springfield; a daughter, Sharon Bond of Kildeer; and sisters, Bernice Wiegland of St. Peters, Mo., and Shirley Gregorie of Waterloo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Godfrey Lions Club and Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Schueler 06/16/99
Oswald Robert Schueler, 85, of Dorsey, died June 16, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. He married Marjorie Hall, who survives. Also surviving are sons, James of San Diego, Ca., and Daniel of St. Louis.; and a daughter Ruth Balmer of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.

Schueler 02/21/00
Max A. Schueler, 90, of Alton, died Feb. 21, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Virginia Gaffney, who survives. He owned the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle franchise in Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Schuette 08/13/99
Lucille H. Schuette, 95, of Bethalto, died Aug. 13, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are nephews, Arvel Fowler of Bethalto, and Ernest Fowler of Palo Alto, Ca.; and nieces, Minnette Wirz of Highland, Anna Everett of Cassville, Mo., and Norma Freitag of Wonder Lake. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the United in Mission Fund of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.

Schuetz 04/08/97
Beulah R. Schuetz, 96, of Shipman, died Apr. 8, 1997, in Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. Her husband, Carl, preceded her in death. Surviving are a niece, Connie Schrier of Shipman; and a nephew, Ken Schrier of Shipman. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to Shipman United Methodist Church.

Schulte 11/18/00
Norma Jean Schulte, 74, of Godfrey, died Nov. 18, 2000, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Stephen, Richard and David. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the endowment fund of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Schultz 06/17/99
Berneda M. Schultz, 83, of Brighton, died June 17, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John and William, both of Godfrey, and Steven of Alton; a daughter, Joyce McGuire of Brighton; and sisters, Ella Jolly and Wilma Arteburn, both of Memphis, Tn. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Schultz 07/30/99
Daniel R. Schultz, 60, of Bethalto, died July 30, 1999, in Alton Memorial. He married Barbara Titus, who survives.Also surviving are his mother, Martha of East Alton; sons, Scott of Bethalto, and Mark of Cottage Hills; and a sister, Carolyn Brennecke of Dow. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the National Ataxia Foundation and for the sound system of First Southern Baptist Church of South Roxana.

Schulz 09/17/97
Pearl Mae Schulz, 86, of Alton, died Sept. 17, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Anthony. Also surviving are sons, Jay Wyatt of Granite Shoals, Tx., and Thomas Sherwood of Alton; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent.

Schumacher 02/24/97
Kenneth Schumacher, 80, died Feb. 24, 1997. He married Jessica Lois Over, who survives. No survivors were listed. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Schwab 05/10/97
Edward J. Schwab, 100, died May 21, 1998, in Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He married Marie Schaefer, and then Faye Wood. Both preceded him in death Surviving are daughters, Lu Schwalb of Brighton, Edwarda Kallal of Medora, and Nelda Schwab of Tipp City, Oh.; sons, Martin of Jerseyville and Wilbert of Shipman; and a step-daughter, Violetta Geisen of Alton. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to St. Alphonsus Christian Life Center in Brighton, and for masses.

Schwaninger 03/28/00
Helen L. Schwaninger, 84, died Mar. 28, 2000. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, David, of Dow; and brothers, Donald Singer of Kansas City, Mo., and John Singer of St. Charles, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and the Madison County Humane Society in Edwardsville.

Schwappach 06/25/00
Fred Schwappach, 72, of Alton, died June 25, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Lavern Yates, who survives. He was an art teacher in the Alton Community Unit District 11 for 32 years. Also surviving are a son, Mark of East Alton; and a sister, Juanita Garner of Chicago. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Schwartzkopf 07/03/97
Kathleen Schwartzkopf, 72, died July 3, 1997. Her husband, Neal, survives. Also surviving are sons, Mark of Texas, and Jim and Tom, both of Godfrey; daughters, Chris Galligan, Terry Dressel and Amy Edwards, all of Alton; a sister, Mickey Keiser of Alton; and 15 grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may given for masses and to St. Mary's Church in Alton.

Schwartzkopf 11/22/00
Thomas N. Schwartzkopf, 39, of Godfrey, died Nov. 22, 2000, at Granite City Steel Co. in Granite City. He married Lisa McDonough, who survives. Also surviving are his father, Neal of Alton; daughters, Mandy and Jessica of Godfrey; brothers, James of Dorsey, and Mark of Texas; and sisters, Amy Edwards and Theresa Dressel, both of Alton, and Chris Gilligan of Fosterburg. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to a children's trust fund.

Schwegel 02/22/97
Helen P. Schwegel, 92, died Feb. 22, 1997. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. She served 50 years as secretary of St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton. Surviving is a brother, Edward Seibert of Highland Beach, Fl. Services were in Staten's. Memorials may be given for masses or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Schwegel 04/20/97
Louis C. Schwegel, 88, died Apr. 20, 1997. No survivors were listed. He was the last of seven children. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Schwegel 03/13/98
Pauline M. Schwegel, 79, of Alton, died Mar. 13, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Nicholas, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Nick of Mayfieldville, Oh.; daughters, Betty Fleming of Katy, Tx., and Judy Buerkle of Dallas, Tx.; a sister, Doris Marshall of Alton; and six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Grade School and Marquette Catholic High School, both in Alton.

Schwegel 06/04/99
Louise Julia Schwegel, 88, of Alton, died June 4, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Peter, preceded her in death. The couple began operation of Pearl Market in Alton, in 1936. Surviving are sons, Robert, Peter and John, all of Alton, Thomas of Rochester, N.Y., James of Godfrey, and Edward of Bethalto; daughters, Carolyn Dooley of Alton, Barbara Fallon of Denver, Co., and Mary Gillett of Bartlesville, Ok.; and a sister, Cecilia Todd of Ferguson, Mo. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Marquette Catholic High School, both in Alton.

Schweppe 11/18/99
Janet S. Schweppe, 60, of Alton, died Nov. 18, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Henry, preceded her in death. Surviving are her father, Joseph Schranz of Swansea; a son, Henry, III, of New York City; a daughter, Janet Schweppe of St. Louis; and sisters, Lois Chedsey of Tucson, Az., and Judy Simonin of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the United Way Partnership.

Scoggins 02/15/00
Charles P. Scoggins, 90, formerly of Godfrey, died Feb. 15, 2000, in Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He married Lucille Young, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles and Jerry, both of Oregon, and John of Godfrey; and a sister, Mabel Ruyle of Jerseyville. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Scott 10/13/99
Paul L. Scott, 61, of East Alton, died Oct. 13, 1999, in his home. He is survived by his father, Donald of East Alton; his mother, Elva Stauffer of Bethalto; and brothers, Donald and Ronald Scott, both of Bethalto, and Thomas Stauffer of Cottage Hills. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. A memorial fund is established by the family.

Scott 10/13/99
Paul L. Scott, 61, of East Alton, died Oct. 13, 1999, in his home. Surviving are his parents, Donald of East Alton, and Elva Stauffer; and brothers, Donald and Ronald, both of Bethalto, and Thomas of Cottage Hills. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Scott 09/07/00
Donald J. Scott, 85, of East Alton, died Sept. 7, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. Surviving are sons Donald and Ronald, both of Bethalto, and a long-time friend, Josie Lockard of Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to memorial funds of choice.

Scully 01/08/98
Peggy L. Scully, 71, died Jan. 8, 1998. Her husband, Maurice, survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Janice Dabbs of Seattle, Wa. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Monastery of St. Claire in St. Louis.

Seago 08/04/97
Hilda S. Seago, 95, of Jerseyville, died Aug. 4, 1997, in Incarnate Word Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. She is survived by one grandchild, and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Seaman 10/12/00
Elizabeth Jane Seaman, 81, of Roxana, died Oct. 12, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Larry of California; a daughter, Linda Hand of Godfrey; a brother, Melvin Willis of Shawneetown; and sisters, Donna Hirsch of Elizabethtown, and Norma Rich of Evansville, In. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to United Presbyterian Church in Wood River.

Searles 02/19/00
Harry Alonzo Searles, Jr., 72, of Alton, died Feb. 19, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married JoAnn Winston, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Raymond of Texas City, Tx., Larry of Germany, and Herb of Seattle, Wa.; daughters, JoAnn Searles of Houston, Tx., and Vicki Williams of Alton; and sisters, Betty Robertson of Philadelphia, Pa., Delores Woolford of Fort Mill, S.C., Bessie Woodson of Alton, Jessie Williams of Springfield, and Lillie Elliott of Indianapolis, In. Services were through Williams Mortuary in Alton.

Searles 03/01/01
Viola Mae Searles, 84, of Alton, died Mar. 1, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Milton, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Kenneth of Grafton, and the Rev. Robert Searles of Grand Rapids, Mi.; daughters, Patricia Scoggins of Godfrey, and Judith Braden of Delavan; and a sister, Mary Wood of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Sanford Avenue Baptist Church in Alton.

Sebastian 11/06/98
Sadie E. Sebastian, 85, of Jerseyville, died Nov. 6, 1998, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Larry of Jerseyville, and Dwight of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Secor 07/04/99
Olga Emma Secor, 91, of Godfrey, died July 4, 1999, in Blu Fountain Manor. Her husband, Reuben, preceded her in death. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton, and the Women's Crisis Center.

Seeger 03/22/98
Bertha Ione Seeger, 86, of Brighton, died Mar. 22, 1998, in Greenwood Manor West Nursing Home. She is survived by daughters, Marlene Erthal and Veronica Greeling, both of Brighton, and Frances Ewin and Sandra Stauffer, both of Alton; a brother, William Hooper of East Alton; and 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation, Impact, Inc., and the American Diabetes Association.

Segrest 06/13/97
Harold L. Segrest, 60, died June 13, 1997. He married Mandy Morgan, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Laura of Alton; a son, Harold of East Alton; daughters, Laura, Terrie and Donna, all of Alton; and several grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Segrest 07/28/97
Mandy Jane Segrest, 68, died July 28, 1997. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death. Surviving are brothers, James Morgan of Cutler, Fred Morgan of Percy, Wayne Morgan of Rio, and Raymond Morgan of Vandalia; and sisters, Wilma Baker of Herrin, and Barbara Gaetz of Willisville. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the ritual team of VFW Post 1308 in Alton.

Segrest 02/26/01
Gertrude M. Segrest, 88, of Alton, died Feb. 26, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving is a sister, Grace Kutz of Florida. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Self 12/22/97
Inez Edith Self, 83, of Bethalto, died Dec. 22, 1997, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Emory, survives. Also surviving are a son, Wayne of Brighton; a daughter, Carol Morgan of Liberty, Mo.; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Self 03/30/98
Emory A. Self, 88, of Cottage Hills, died Mar. 30, 1998, in Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. He married Inez Fast, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Wayne of Brighton; a daughter, Carol Morgan of Liberty, Mo.; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Cottage Hills, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Sellier 04/01/01
Jesse L. Sellier, 85, of Bethalto, died Apr. 1, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Norma Weigler, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas Dickmann; and daughters, Linda Schwartz, Jane Zagar and Debora Quigley. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to hospices or charities of choice.

Sellier 06/06/01
Laverna Sellier, 84, of Bethalto, died June 6, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Eugene, survives. Surviving are sons, Gene of Fairhope, Al., and Jeffrey of Aurora; brothers, the Rev. Fa. William Maul of Godfrey, Norman Maul of Belleville, and Walter Maul of Minnesota; and sisters, Wanda Husler of Alton, and Dorothy Mager of Hardin. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Seward 05/23/00
Wendi Michelle Seward, 14, of Cottage Hills, died May 23, 2000, in St. Louis Children's Hospital. She was an honor student at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. Surviving are her parents, Maria Thompson and James Mitchell; a brother, William Baxter of Springfield; step-brothers, Wesley Mitchell of Florida, Chris Mitchell of O'Fallon, Mo., and Tyler Mitchell of Alton; a sister, Tina Baxter of Cottage Hills; step-sisters, Tamy Collins of Bethalto, and Marcie Jones of Birmingham, Al.; and grandparents Robert and Betty Seward of Bunker Hill, and Al and Betty Simpson of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the soccer and tennis teams at Civic Memorial High.

Sewell 11/22/98
George William Sewell, 67, of Brighton, died Nov. 22, 1998, in his home. He married Gloria Stone, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Nancy Marshall and Vicky Roberts, both of Brighton, and Terry Hines of Medora; and a sister, Sandra Strohmeier of Alton. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Cardiac Care Center.

Shaffer 02/24/01
Bruce Edward Shaffer, 47, of Godfrey, died Feb. 24, 2001, in Eldercare of Alton. Surviving are his mother, Marjorie Henderson of Godfrey; a son, Michael Mamon of Yonkers, N.Y.; a daughter, Sheila Mamon of Dallas, Tx.; a brother, Paul, of Tampa, Fl.; and sisters, Sue Williamson of Jerseyville, Tamara Beckett of Yuma, Az., and Ursula Shaffer of Godfrey. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given for cancer aid and research through the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 1308 in Alton.

Shake 10/20/00
Marcella Shake, 71, of Bethalto, died Oct. 20, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Her husband, Lloyd, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Linda Smiecinski and Deborah Chartrand, both of Campbell Hill, and Pamela Adams of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Shampine 10/20/97
Irene J. Shampine, 65, of Alton, died Oct. 20, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are sons, Eldon of Alton, Dennis of Hartford, and Donald of East Alton; a daughter, Denise Boker of Pontoon Beach; a half-brother, Gerald Hoover of Houston, Tx.; a half-sister, Darlene Grizzle of Alton; and four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Shane 12/30/99
George W. Shane, 77, of Godfrey, died Dec. 30, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Naomi Bowers, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Donna Lawler of Webster Groves, Mo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Wood River, and United Methodist Village in Godfrey.

Shanks 01/06/98
Edward L. Shanks, 69, of Alton, died Jan. 6, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor Nursing Home in Wood River. He married Rose Hauhe, who survives. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association, and Alpha Chapel.

Shansey 06/11/00
Mary Ann Shansey, 69, of Alton, died June 11, 2000, in Paradise Valley Hospital, Az. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William of Columbia, Mo., John of Alton, Kevin of Chicago, and Patrick of Godfrey; and daughters, Anne and Susan Shansey, both of Alton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Shaperkotter 02/10/01
Gertrude L. Shaperkotter, 104, of Godfrey, died Feb. 10, 2001, in Eunice Smith Home in Alton. No survivors were listed. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Sharp 08/18/00
James W. Sharp, 93, of Bethalto, died Aug. 18, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Doris Wilhelm, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Larry of Upland, Ca.; a daughter, Linda Hughes of St. Louis; and a brother, Van, of New Madrid, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Shaw 07/25/97
Sandra Kay Shaw, 33, died July 25, 1997. Surviving are her father, Vernon Shaw of Alton; a daughter, Stephe Newby of Alton; a brother, Dennis Shaw of East Alton; and sisters, Carol Vanmeter and Shirley Eaker, both of East Alton, Lela Roady of Alton, Grace Vandygriff of Brighton, and Linda Trout of Holcomb, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Shaw 10/19/97
Shawna D. Shaw, 15, died Oct. 19, 1997. She is survived by her parents, Clarence and Helen Shaw; a brother, Joshua; grandparents, Ralph and Lorene Butler of Wood River, Clarence Shaw of Elsah, Betty Franklin of Alton, and Pete and Kaye Barnett of Rosewood Heights; and great grandparents, Louis and Lillian Valerio of Alton. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Hartford.

Shaw 05/23/00
Clarence J. Shaw, 68, of Alton, died May 23, 2000. He was owner of Shaw Decorating Service for more than 40 years. Surviving are sons, Clarence of Hartford, and Dennis of Alton; daughters, Donna Campbell of Rosewood Heights, and Dreanalee McClurg of Kansas; and a brother, Tom Hawkins of Alton. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Sheary 01/12/98
Paul N. Sheary, 79, of Alton, died Jan. 12, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Faith Arnold, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael of Taos, N.M.; a daughter, Linda Crane of Godfrey; brothers, Kenneth of Alton, Charles of Godfrey, and Edward of Waverly, Ne.; a sister, Margaret Mayberry of Anacortes, Wa.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Heart, Cancer and Diabetes funds.

Shelton 01/08/98
Melinda W. Shelton, 100, died Jan. 8, 1998. Surviving are sons, Johnny Guy of Louisville, Ky., Willie Guy of Las Vegas, Nv., Jim Guy of Dayton, Oh., Albert Guy of Memphis, Tn., and Roosevelt and Tommie Guy, both of Hollywood, Ca.; daughters, Ruby Roseman of Alton, and Rosetta Stiff of East St. Louis; and 43 grandchildren, 137 great grandchildren and 230 great, great grandchildren. Arrangements were through Fine and Quinn.

Shelton 02/24/01
Ruth P. Shelton, 89, of Wood River, died Feb. 24, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Husbands, Ralph Gerdes and Amos Shelton preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gerald Gerdes of LaGuna Vista, Tx.; a step-son, Richard Shelton of Anaheim, Ca.; and a sister, Zelma O'Brien of Gillespie. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Wood River.

Sherer 06/08/01
Vesta Darline Sherer, 81, died June 8, 2001. Her husband, Donald, survives. Also surviving are sons, Donald of Alton, and Kenneth of Bethalto; daughters, Barbara Rhoads of Brooklyn, Ct., and Beverlee Dodson of East Alton; and a brother, Delbert Wankel of Largo, Fl. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the Donald L. Sherer Memorial Fund in care of Union Planters Bank.

Shewmaker 01/09/00
Norman A. Shewmaker, 81, of Bethalto, died Jan. 9, 2000, in Highland Health Care Center. He married Lilli Pelhank, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey of Belleville; a daughter, Donna Tarrant of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a sister, Dorthy Wallace of Harrisburg. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and to charities of choice.

Short 06/26/97
Forrest M. Short, 85, died June 26, 1997. He married Agnes Morrison, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Alice Cosco of Acworth, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's School in Alton, and to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Shuler 12/08/99
Ann E. Shuler, 73, of Godfrey, died Dec. 8, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Bryant, survives. Also surviving are a brother, William Davidson of Godfrey; and a sister, Audrey Sebold of Alton. Arrangements were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Shuttleworth 12/20/99
Mildred I. Shuttleworth of Alton, died Dec. 20, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Louis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Robert of Amarillo, Tx.; and daughters, Betty Frazier and Deloris Banks, both of Alton, and Evelyn Cruthis of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Siddens 06/04/01
Roy W. Siddens, 82, died June 4, 2001. He married Alice Grabowski, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Bryan of Pataskala, Oh.; a daughter, Suzanne Dame of Manchester, Mo.; and sisters, Louise Tierney of Catlin, Harriet Dorsey of Paxton, Helen Walston and Shirley Cler, both of Gifford. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to United Presbyterian Church in Wood River.

Sigite 01/30/00
Theodre Franklin Sigite, 78, of Alton, died Jan. 30, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He married Wanda Brooks, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Theodore of Godfrey, and Thomas of Caseyville; step-sons, Danny Brooks of Granite City, and Ronnie Brooks of Collinsville; and daughters, Madeliene LaVite of Jerseyville, and Linda Cahill of Lake Forest. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Lupus Foundation.

Siler 08/09/97
Anthony Siler, 64, died Aug. 9, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ann. Also surviving are a son, Anthony of Godfrey; a daughter, Anthonette Buck of Wood River; a brother, John of Alton; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Simmons 02/28/99
Neva L. Simmons, 86, of Godfrey, died Feb. 28, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Owen Ogden of Groton, Ct.; a daughter, Carol Thompson of Alton; and a sister, Wilma Moore of Harrisburg. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Simon 08/14/97
William Simon, 86, of Alton, died Aug. 14, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Hospital. He married Catherine Ardison, who survives. Also surviving are a son, William of Godfrey; a daughter, Kay Huff of Franklin, In.; and four grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Simpson 09/27/98
William O. Simpson, 80, of Bethalto, died Sept. 27, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Anna Hoekstra, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Gloria Crane of Bethalto, and Katherine Holbert of Brighton; and a sister, Mary Cathorall of Bunker Hill. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Bethalto Care Center and charities of choice.

Sims 05/26/00
Craig Caleb Sims, 8-days-old, died May 26, 2000, in Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Surviving are his parents, Robert Sims and Kristina Evans, both of Round Lake Beach; and grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Sims, and Dick and Kathy Evans, all of Wood River. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Sinclair 04/02/01
Dolores B. Sinclair, 71, of Alton, died Apr. 2, 2001, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Emmons of Godfrey; and a brother, Robert Allred of Bunker Hill. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Skaggs 02/10/01
Ruth Irene Skaggs, 99, of Bethalto, died Feb. 10, 2001, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Kenneth of St. Louis; and a daughter, Jan Ahlemeyer of Rosewood Heights. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Victory Baptist Church in Piedmont, Mo.

Skelton 07/22/99
James R. Skelton, 46, of Alton, died July 22, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Toni of Wood River; a son, Nathan of Alton; brothers, Charlie, Robert and Fred, Jr., all of Alton; sisters, Regina Becker and Jacqueline Youell, both of Alton, Sandra Forbes of Hartford, and Cheryl Betts of Alton; and a fiance, Kitty Davis of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Skinner 08/06/99
Carl Leon Skinner, 46, of Alton, died Aug. 6, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Leanne Price, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother, Wanda Henry of Russellville, Ar.; daughters, Danya Ramsey and Shannon Beecher, both of Alton, and Anne Skinner of Jerseyville; sons, Chad of England, Ar., James of St. Louis, Raymond of Jerseyville, and Robbie Beecher of Alton; sisters, Melissa Flieger of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Kim Curlee, Toni Skinner and Karen Hernandez, all of St. Louis; and brothers, Robert of Clarendon, Ar., John of Lattes, France, Paul of San Diego, Ca., and Kevin of St. Louis. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Skipper 04/10/98
Kristy Jo Skipper, 20, of Jerseyville, died Apr. 10, 1998, near Pikesville, Ky. She is survived by her parents, Keith and Jane, and a sister, Jennifer, all of Jerseyville. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to First Church of God in West Alton, Mo.

Skrabacz 12/08/00
Adam Michael Skrabacz, 17, of Godfrey, died Dec. 8, 2000. Surviving are his mother, Terri of Godfrey; and a brother, Ron of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Marquette Catholic High School.

Slanker 08/18/98
Leona Slanker, 91, of Alton, died Aug. 18, 1998, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. Her husband, Chris, preceded her in death. Surviving are step-sons, Monte Slanker of Godfrey, and Gerald Slanker of Cleveland, Oh. Services were through Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children.


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