Miscellaneous Madison County, Illinois Obituaries
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Slaten 10/14/99
Wilbur Laverne Slaten, 82, of Grafton, died Oct. 14, 1999, in his home. He married Emma Berger, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Leslie of Alton, Kenny of Salem, and Robert of Grafton; and daughters, Janice DeSherlia of Grafton, Patricia Bowers of Zephyrhills, Fl., and Ingrid Kendall of Jerseyville. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Slemer 01/02/00
Anna Slemer, 91, died Jan. 2, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. Her husband, Robert, survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Norma Phelps of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Smalley 02/12/98
William P. Smalley, 69, of Godfrey, died Feb. 12, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are sisters, Adah Ballard of Connecticut, and Martha Purl of California. Services were in Gent.

Smith 05/01/97
Catherine L. Smith, 73, died May 1, 1997. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Edmonds of Milan, Mi.; brothers William Riggs of East Alton, and Cash Riggs of San Francisco, Ca.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Smith 08/10/97
Vurble Nell Smith, 68, of Gillespie, died Aug. 10, 1997, in Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Her husband, Everett, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Cecil of Seneca, Il., Robert of Sheridan, Il., and Thomas of Fruitland Park, Fl.; daughters, Bertha Maness and Becky Williams, both of Leesburg, Fl.; brothers, Glen Cox of Rosewood Heights, Leonard Cox of Wood River, Les Cox of Benld, Charles Cox of Joliet, and James Cos of Yorkville, Il.; sisters Margaret Cox of Wood River, Marie Wright of Gillespie, Linda Thomas of Kansas City, Mo., and Ruby Perkins of Miami, Ok.; and 11 grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Smith 10/05/97
Emuel N. Smith, 50, of Wood River, died Oct. 5, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Constance Wenzel, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Lisa Sumpter of Alton, and Deanna Clatone of Phoenix, Az.; brothers, Kennith of Phoenix, and David of Nevada; a sister, Janet Graham of Phoenix; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Smith 10/10/97
Irene Smith, 93, of Alton, died Oct. 10, 1997, in V.I.P. Manor Nursing Home in Wood River. Her husband, Ernest, preceded her in death. Surviving is a niece, Rosemary Chambers. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Church in Alton.

Smith 05/16/97
Gloria Ann Smith, 64, died Dec. 16, 1997. Surviving are sons, David of Charleston, S.C., and Tom of Dearborn, Mi.; daughters, Sara Middleton of Alton, and Susan Douglas of Cottage Hills; a brother, Hugh Bramhall of Nashville, Tn.; sisters, Francis May of Alton, and Jean Lodge of Lake of the Woods, Va.; and two grandchildren. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Smith 05/18/98
Robert Smith, 84, of Roxana, died May 18, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor. He married Laura Gibbs, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Carol Stamper of Roxana, and Earline Fry of Derby, Ks.; brothers, Benjamin of Cecilton, Md., Paul of East Alton, and William of Shawnee, Ks.; and a sister, Emma Henderson of Sarcoxie, Mo. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Smith 06/01/98
D. Dale Smith, 81, of Medora, died June 1, 1998, in his home. He married Betty Rhodes, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Ron of Godfrey, Terry of Brighton, and Kevin of Medora; and sisters, Vera Kennett of Alexander, and Ada Herridge of Fredricksburg, Tx. Services were in Targhetta. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service, and the Fidelity Masonic Lodge #152.

Smith 09/11/98
James B. Smith, 56, of Bethalto, died Sept. 11, 1998, in his home. He married Donna Clark, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Brian of Bethalto; daughters, Sherri Reppenhagen of East Alton, Kimberly Binder of Godfrey, and Jaime Smith of Bethalto; a brother, Richard of Wood River; and sisters, LaDoni Essary and Roberta O'Daniell, both of Wood River, and Lois Kastet of New Jersey. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Smith 09/23/98
Philip S. Smith, 16, of Bethalto, died Sept. 23, 1998, in his home. Surviving are his parents, Melvin and Brenda Smith; and sisters, Tabitha of Edinburg, Zoe of Evansville, In., and Amber of Tampa, Fl. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Deaconess Fund at First Baptist Church of Bethalto.

Smith 06/28/99
Troy Smith, 76, of Cottage Hills, died June 28, 1999, in Sun Bridge Nursing Home in Edwardsville. He married Helen Clark, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Rose Courtouise and Vivian Layton, both of Meadowbrook, Cathy Brownlee of Alton, and Janie Hanneken and Toni Smith, both of Cottage Hills; and a brother, Leonard Lewis of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Smith 08/18/99
Edward Guy Smith, 50, of Alton, died Aug. 18, 1999, in his home. Surviving are daughters, Christy Johnson and Shelee Stevenson; his father, Dale; brothers Robert, Leonard and Charles, all of California; sisters, Carol Barham of Wisconsin, and Grace Krugler of Arkansas; and a friend, Sherry Brown of East Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Smith 10/02/99
Stephanie Rochell Smith, 33, of Alton, died Oct. 2, 1999, in her home. Surviving are her parents, Joseph McClain and Juanita Smith, both of Alton; sons, Rasah Smith and Terrance Harris, both of Alton; and sisters, Cherly Smith of Chicago, and Patricia Smith of Alton. Services were through Cathy M. Williams Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Smith 10/07/99
Rose E. Smith, died Oct. 7, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Pierce, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Smith 11/15/99
Robert Smith, Sr., 65, formerly of Alton, died Nov. 15, 1999, in Lorretta Hospital in Chicago. Surviving are a son, Robert, Jr., of Chicago; sisters, Georgia Musgray of San Bernadino, Ca., Jessie Lucas and Shirley Pittman, both of Alton; and brothers, Henry Smith, Charles Jones and Eugene Smith, all of Alton. Services were in Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Smith 02/06/00
Lucille A. Smith, 79, of Alton, died Feb. 6, 2000, in All Saints Specialty Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Estle, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Estle, III, of Alton; a daughter, Sue Hausman of Weston, Mo.; a brother, Raymond Menke of Brussels; and a sister, Elizabeth Menke of Hazelwood, Mo. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Smith 05/15/00
Jennie E. Smith, 91, died May 15, 2000, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, Loren, preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister, Goldie Edwards. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Smith 06/19/00
John H. Smith, 87, of Alton, died June 19, 2000, in St. John's Mercy in St. Louis. He married Virginia Law, who survives. He was the first chief of the Cottage Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Also surviving are sons, Forrest of Alton, and Neill of Springfield; and daughters, Cherrill Kimbro of Waggoner, and Donna Tarrant of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton, organ fund.

Smith 07/15/00
Mitchell L. Smith, 27, died July 15, 2000, in St. John's Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are his father, Calvin Smith of Bridgeton, Mo.; brothers, Mark Smith of Colorado Springs, Co., and Michael Smith of Jacksonville, Fl.; a sister, Mechelle Grissom of Alton; his step-mother, Bonita Smith of Bridgeton, Mo.; and his fiance, Michelle Skelton and sons, Drew and Josh, of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Mid-America Transplant.

Smith 08/21/00
James E. Smith, 73, of Bethalto, died Aug. 21, 2000. He married Vida Alexander, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Daniel of Fort Worth, Tx.; and a daughter, Lynda Wooff of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Division of Foreign Missions of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Mo.

Smith 12/17/00
Jean C. Smith, 71, of Bethalto, died Dec. 17, 2000, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Charles, survives. Also surviving are a son, Robert of Mt. Olive; daughters, Kathy Evans of Wood River, Carol Wintjen and Theresa Wheeler, both of Bethalto, Elizabeth Norman of Brighton, and Jan Talley of Cottage Hills; and brothers, David Dunnagan of Godfrey, and Jerry Dunnagan of Brighton. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Smith 04/04/01
Ellis Neal Smith, 87, of Wood River, died Apr. 4, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Eugenia Strickland, who survives. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Smith 04/09/01
John G. Smith, Jr., 33, of Wood River, died Apr. 9, 2001, in his home. Surviving are his mother, Linda Williams, and step-father, John Allen, both of Bethalto; and sisters, Melinda Stickles of East Alton, and Melissa Smith of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Down Syndrome Society and Impact/Head Injury Department. 

Smith 03/13/01
James Terry Smith, an infant, died Mar. 13, 2001, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Surviving are his parents, Leslie and Stacey of Pearl; a brother, Jordan Young of Pearl; sisters, Afttan Young of Pearl, Hanna and Rebecca Smith, both of Athens, Al., and Sierra Smith of Pearl; and grandparents, Sharon Whitt of Dallas, Tx., Jerry and Rosemary Whitt of Marion; Herman and Ruby Nolan of Wood River, and Richard and Elizabeth Lemons of Pearl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or charities of choice.

Smith 04/28/01
Marilyn J. Smith, 62, of Godfrey, died Apr. 28, 2001, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Charles, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Glee Holmes of Keota, Ia.; a son, Doug Stoutner of Godfrey; a step-son, Dennis Smith of East Alton; daughters, Cindi Brown of Alton, and SuAnne Smith of Godfrey; a step-daughter, Kim McPhee of Portland, Me.; a brother, Kenny Holmes of Higginsville, Mo.; and a sister, Helen Harding of Keota. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society.

Smith 04/29/01
Norma E. Smith, 67, of Godfrey, died Apr. 29, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Stanley, survives. Also surviving is a son, Jamey of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose School in Godfrey, and Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

Smith 04/26/01
George W. Smith, Jr., 45, died Apr. 26, 2001. He married Carol Allsman, who survives. Also surviving are a brother, Tony of Cottage Hills; and sisters, Connie Smith and Cynthia Price, both of Alton. Services were through Marks Moratuary in Wood River.

Smith 05/05/01
Laura Smith, 84, died May 5, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Carol Stamper of Roxana, and Earline Fry of Derby, Ks.; and brothers, Robert Gibbs of Rosiclare, and Danny Gibbs of Pontoon Beach. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Smith 05/15/01
Harry Smith, 82, of Alton, died May 15, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are a son, Ronald of Roodhouse; daughters, Donna Murphy of Missouri, Linda Bumgarden of Carrollton, Karen Smith of New Alburm, and Sarah Neese of Bethalto; brothers, Daniel Wyhs of Bethalto, Tom Wyhs of Brighton, and Michael Wyhs of Alton; and sisters, Melba Sims of South Roxana, Carol Myers, Diana Lowe, and Virginia Wyhs, all of East Alton, Barbara Amburg of Grafton, Lorraine Daniels and Janice Lara, both of Alton, and Florence Gillespie and Marie Foster. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Smith 06/07/01
Evelyn Smith, 90, of Cottage Hills, died June 7, 2001. Husband Kennth Martin and Alfred Smith, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Eddie and Ronald, both of Cottage Hills, Howard of Bethalto, and Allen of Wood River; and daughters, Elouise Robins of East Alton, and Betsy Leher of Massachusetts. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Smith 06/10/01
Douglas Allen Smith, 56, of Wood River, died June 10, 2001, in John Cochran Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are a son, Brian of Wood River; and sisters, Violet Cowan of Campbellsburg, In., Gladys Hudgins of Wood River, and Ruby Clark and Gloria McAfee of Williamson. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. G. H. Wills Grace H. Wills, 79, of Bethalto, died June 13, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Maurice, survives. Also surviving are sons, Sam of Dow, Jon of Brighton, and Robin of Geneva; and daughters, Sharon Szegedy and Sally Sparks, both of Bethalto, and Betsy Blacklock of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Smouse 08/17/97
Blanche M. Smouse, 75, of Alton, died Aug. 17, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Lawrence, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Paul of Godfrey; a daughter, Martha Spadaro of Alton; brothers, John Skarzenski of California, Joe Skarzenski of Pittsburgh, Pa., Charles Skarzenski of Morgantown, W.V., and Paul Skarzenski of Belaire, Md.; sisters, Helen Billingsley of California, and Ann Jarrett of Fairmont, W.V.; and three grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Snelson 07/10/98
Ronald E. Snelson, 31, of Bethalto, died July 10, 1998, in his sister's home. Surviving are his parents, Melvin of Bethalto, and Margie of Cottage Hills; and the sister, Rhonda Huber of Granite City. Services were in Marks. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation.

Snyder 07/18/97
William Snyder, 75, of Godfrey, died July 18, 1997, in Blu-Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey. He married Jean Hoke, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Ronald Hoke of Goshen, Ky., Mike Hoke of Chesterfield, Mo., and Steven and Dan Hoke of Alton; daughters, Karen Smouse, Jennifer Mueller and Danette Peach, all of Godfrey; a brother, Tom of Phoenix, Az.; a sister, Kathleen Graef of Phoenix; and 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Snyder 02/21/99
Emily Delores Snyder, 68, of Godfrey, died Feb. 21, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James of Godfrey, Frank of Washington, Ronald of Ohio, and Donald of California; brothers, Leo and Stanley ZaJac, both of Chicago. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Catholic Charities and Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Snyder 05/16/00
David L. Snyder, 47, formerly of Alton, died May 16, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Surviving are his father, John of Panama City, Fl.; a son, John of Alton; a daughter, Jennifer Snyder of Alton; brothers, Kenneth of Paducah, Ky., and George of Metropolis; and sisters, Ruth Robertson of Alton; Joyce Duesal of Metropolis, Cathy Fuller of St. James, Mo., and Rebecca Snyder of Augusta, Ga. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Snyders 06/23/00
June A. Snyders, 79, of Alton, died Aug. 23, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. Husbands James Gould and Wilburn Snyders preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, James Gould of Glendale, Az.; step-sons, Gary Snyders of Indianapolis, In., and Greg Snyders of East Alton; and a step-daughter, Debra Best of Indianapolis. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Solterman 04/06/01
Walter F. Solterman, 87, of Wood River, died Apr. 6, 2001, in Alton Memorials Hospital. He married Emma Ursprung, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Joann Jerrells of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Virginia Eller of Hardin. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Soper 10/24/98
Charles A. Soper, 89, died Oct. 24, 1998. He married Lola Evans, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles of Florissant, Mo.; and a daughter, Pamela Reynolds of College Station, Tx. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Souder 03/26/98
D. Imogene Souder, 67, of Dow, died Mar. 26, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Harold, survives. Also surviving are a son, Bret of Dow; a daughter, Pamella Hughart of Brighton; brothers, Robert Schumacher of Godfrey, and Howard Schumacher of Delhi; sisters, Deloris Schott of Godfrey, Gladys Crowson of Grafton, and Shirley and Letitia Schumacher, both of Alton; and five grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society.

Spalding 04/05/00
Lloyd David Spalding, 93, of Alton, died Apr. 5, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Alcidine Clowers, who survives. Also surviving are nephews and nieces. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Spann 10/02/99
Kenny Wayne Spann, 41, of Alton, died Oct. 2, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. He is survived by his mother, Vera Tyson of Alton; father, Noble Tyson of Columbus, Oh.; brothers, Marshall and Mack Tyson, both of Alton, and Barry Spann of Elkhart, In.; and sister, Marilyn Rivers of Columbus, Oh. Services were through Cathy M. Williams Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Spann 05/22/00
Harry W. Spann, Sr., 81, of Alton, died Sept. 22, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Helen McPherson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Harry, Jr., of Bethalto, Harry L. of Fieldon, and Ricky Zalsman of Bethalto; daughters, Debbie Stoehner of St. Charles, Mo., Dottie West of Alamogordo, N.M., Sharon McGaughey of Bethalto, Gayle Mayda of Kokomo, In., and Joy Llmas of Wood River; a brother, Charles of Arkansas; and sisters, Evelyn Holland of Medora, and Margaret Plank of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Disabled Veterans Association.

Sparks 04/10/97
Elizabeth Sparks, 55, of Gillespie, died Apr. 10, 1997, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. She is survived by a son, Vance Paige of Dalton, Ga.; daughters, Crystal Eaker of Gillespie, and Vicki Cook of Cleveland, Tn.; a brother, John Janssen of Ellisville, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Sparrowk 01/17/00
Earl Brian Sparrowk, 70, of Bethalto, died Jan. 17, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. He married Glenda Oliver, and she survives. Also surviving are sons, Gary of Bethalto, and Duane of Frankford, Germany; brothers, Don and John, both of Bethalto; and sisters, Joyce Sparrowk and Betty Campbell, both of Gideon, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Sparrowk 02/22/01
Stephen R. Sparrowk, 55, of Bethalto, died Feb. 22, 2001, in his home. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Tinnon of Moro; a brother, Thomas of Edwardsville; a sister, Barbara Myers of Alton; and his former wife, Norma. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Spaulding 10/14/98
Mary A. Spaulding, 69, of Alton, died Oct. 14, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Jack, survives. Surviving are sons, James and Thomas of Brighton, and Timothy of Alton; daughters, Carol Straub of Alton, and Elizabeth Walker of Barrington; a brother, Mark McGill of Fieldon; and a sister, Carol French of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Southern Illinois Hospice.

Spence 01/11/01
John Frederick Spence, 81, died Jan. 11, 2001, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Dorothy Shoup, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Frederick, III, of East Alton, Edward of Brighton; and sisters and a brother. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Spencer 09/25/00
Charles W. Spencer, Jr., 66, of Quincy, died Sept. 25, 2000, in his home. Surviving are a son, the Rev. Charles Spencer, III, of Louisville, Ky.; and daughters, Jane Spencer of Alton, and Carrie Schildroth of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, and First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Spicer 04/05/01
Esther Freida Spicer, 83, formerly of Roxana, died Apr. 5, 2001, in Lutheran Village in Columbus, Oh. Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, Richard of Gahanna, Oh. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Spickerman 01/13/99
Pauline E. Spickerman, 74, of Dow, died Jan. 13, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Melvin, survives. Also surviving are sons, James McDonald of Rosewood Heights, and Paul Spickerman of Rensselaer, In.; a brother, George Parish of Mountain Home, Ar.; and sisters, Roberta Wagner of Alton, and Juanita Hanei of Venus, Fl. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church, and Saint Anthony's Hospice, both in Alton.

Spiller 05/10/98
Elfrieda E. Spiller, 73, of East Alton, died May 10, 1998, in V.I.P. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Winfred Hoy of North Bend, Or.; and sisters, Joyce Westerhold of East Alton, Phyllis Yeager of Wood River, and Clara Hogue of Manitou, Ky. Services were in Marks. Memorials may be given to the Bethalto Church of God.

Spooner 01/01/00
Charles W. Spooner, 95, of Alton, died Jan. 1, 2000. He married Clara Hewlett, who survives. Also surviving are a son, William of Naples, Fl., and a daughter, Sharon Spooner of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Springer 06/02/00
Mildred E. Springer, 82, of Godfrey, died June 2, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Ernest, survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles of Santa Fe, N.M.; and daughters, Muriel and Sara Springer, both of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Springer 09/23/00
William O. Springer, 88, of Bethalto, died Sept. 23, 2000, in his home. He married Alice Fry, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, William of Lee, and Dan of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Springman 12/07/98
Harriet Springman, 78, of Alton, died Dec. 7, 1998, in Eunice Smith Home in Alton. Her husband, Bernard, survives. Also surviving are sons, Matt of Ballwin, Mo., and Ry and John, both of Godfrey; and a daughter, Dell Kelby of College Station, Tx. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Catholic Children's Home in Alton, and for masses.

Sproull 01/18/99
Stephanie Lynne Sproull, 25, of Godfrey, died Jan. 18, 1999, following an automobile accident. Surviving are her parents, Robert Terpening and Katherine McDonald, both of Godfrey; a son, Kenneth Holloway, IV, of Godfrey; a brother, David McDonald of Godfrey; and a sister, Jessica McDonald of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Spurgeon 02/18/97
Burrell J. Spurgeon, 75, of Dorsey, died Feb. 18, 1997 in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Doris Baldridge, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gregory of Dorsey; a brother, Harold of St. James, Mo.; sisters, Verna Ruedin of Alton, and Erline Johnson of Dorsey; and three grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Moro Presbyterian Church.

Spurgeon 10/19/98
John G. Spurgeon, 53, of Godfrey, died Oct. 19, 1998, in his home. He married Janet McDaniel, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Joseph of Godfrey; brothers, Tom of Rosewood Heights, and Bill of Florissant, Mo.; and sisters, Jean Auten of Alton, Jelen Claxton of Rosewood Heights, Leona Hohnsbehn of Wilsonville, and Rose Beiermann of Bethalto. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's School and Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Spurgeon 11/18/99
Melvin B. Spurgeon, 73, of Alton, died Nov. 18, 1999 in Vencor Hospital in St. Louis. He married Dorothy Pilger, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Connie Delehanty of Meadowbrook, Melveen Willman of Madison, Vickie Hollenbeck of Alton, Sharon Joyce of Cottage Hills, Debbie Dillinger of Bethalto, and Tina Overbey of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Spurgeon 01/08/00
Dorothy Jean Spurgeon, 69, of Alton, died Jan. 8, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Melvin, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Constance Delehanty of Meadowbrook, Melveen Madison and Vickie Hollenbeck, both of Alton, Sharon Joyce of Calhoun, Debbie Dillinger of Bethalto, and Tina Overbey of Wood River; brothers, Billy Pilger of Geneva, Mo., Patrick Pilger of St. Ann, Mo., Merle Pilger of Portage, Mi., and Robert Pilger of Kansas City, Mo.; and sisters, Mary Couch of Caulfield, Mo., Beverly Bower of Bunnell, Fl., Margaret Crump of Glen Carbon, and Helen Clark of Dixon Springs. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Friendship General baptist Church in East Alton.

Stahl 11/08/00
Charles B. Stahl, 88, of Godfrey, died Nov. 8, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Alva Heuer, who survives. He retired from the Alton Police Dept. Also surviving are a son, Ralph of Alton; and step-sons, Arthur Koch of Santee, Ca., and Robert Koch of Urbana. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton, and the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Stallings 12/04/97
Willis B. Stallings, 82, of Alton, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Surviving are sisters, Doris Marks of Godfrey, Edna Lou Copeland of Bethalto, and Billie Caveny of Plainview. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Mission Department of Northside Assembly of God Church.

Stamme 01/04/00
Alvin F. Stamme, 87, died Jan. 4, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. No survivors were listed. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Stampley 02/07/00
Lawrance T. Stampley, 5, of Alton, died Feb. 7, 2000, in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are his parents, Corey Neal and Tonya Stampley; brothers, Jonathan Lucas, Jr., and Damien Pickens; and a sister, Sha'Doca Hearns, all of Alton. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Stamps 10/30/99
Albert P. Stamps, 70, of Brighton, died Oct. 30, 1999, in St. Louis University Medical Center. He married Grace Walker, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jeffery of Brighton, and Byron of Spring Valley; a daughter, Sonja Baker of Plainview; and sisters, Edith Ernst of Minnesota, and Lucille Sibley of Oklahoma. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the sports complex project at Southwestern High School at Piasa.

Stanford 01/12/99
Leona Mae Stanford, 71, of Maui, Hi., died Jan. 12, 1999, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. Her husband, Jack, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Jack of Dorsey, Dennis of Bethalto, and Ronnie of Maui; a daughter, Sherry Garner of Edwardsville; brothers, Bill and Bert Cosner, both of Louisville; and a sister, Lois Ooton of Effingham. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given the the Shriners Hospital for Children, Father Flannigan's Boys Town and Moose Lodge 1394 in Wood River.

Stanka 02/12/99
Ada M. Stanka, 67, of Godfrey, died Feb. 12, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Edward, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Betty Roswell and Beverly Vatole, both of Godfrey; and brothers, Walter Wyman of Alton, Robert Wyman of Hillview, and Maurice Wyman of Massachusetts. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association and Leukemia Research Foundation.

Stanley 02/08/98
Harry W. Stanley, 56, died Feb. 8, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Freda Metz, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Rebecca, Christina and Angela, all of Alton; and brothers, Jesse, Carl and Morris, all of Austin, In. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Starkey 06/09/97
Irene A. Starkey, 93; died June 9, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Becker of Moro; a son, Elmer of Moro; a sister, Martha Lowrance of Bethalto; and nieces and nephews and one granddaughter.

Starkey 10/08/00
Vallie Ethel Starkey, 95, of Brighton, died Oct. 8, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Bearlie, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Mary Ansell of Brighton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Stassi 04/10/99
Phillip T. Stassi, 89. died Apr. 10, 1999. He married Nelsien Marlow, who preceded him in death. He was owner of Phil's Tavern in Wood River, for many years. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Johnson of Wood River; brothers, Sam, Mike and Tony, all of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Frances Stack of Edwardsville. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Stearns 07/11/98
Leo Gomer Stearns, 89, of South Roxana, died July 11, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Ruby Evans, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of Roodhouse, Dale of Dorsey, and Norman of Glenmoore, Pa.; daughters, Ruth Sullivan and Nancy Thompson, both of South Roxana; and Marilyn Eggers of Houston, Tx.; a brother, Charles Stearns of Palmyra, Oh.; and sisters, Mary Buzick of Staunton, and Sarah Bair of Aviston. Services were in Marks.

Steele 07/05/99
Earl Cameron Steele, 85, of Alton, died July 5, 1999, in Bethalto Care Center. He married Ina Powell, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Glenn of Godfrey, James of Fosterburg, and Cameron of California; and daughters, Althen Hannabutt and Carolyn Kittsmiller, both of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Bethalto Care Center.

Steelman 07/27/00
Marie L. Steelman, 88, of Dorsey, died July 27, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, William, of San Antonio, Tx.; and daughters, Mary Mouser of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nancy Burgoyne of Dorsey, Linda Hermsmeyer of Springfield, and Marie Stackhouse of Shertz, Tx. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Fosterburg.

Steinberg 05/01/97
Donald D. Steinberg, 56, of Bethalto, died June 1, 1997, in his home. He married Jan Lamm, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Ruth of East Alton; a son, Don of Bethalto, a daughter, Robyn Kaufman of Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Constance Lahey of Bethalto; and four grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the National Brain Tumor Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Steinbrueck 12/30/99
Frieda M. Steinbrueck, 99, of Godfrey, died Dec. 30, 1999, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. No survivors were listed. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton.

Steinmann 11/25/97
Arthur L. Steinmann, 97, of Edwardsville, died Nov. 25, in his home. He is survived by sons, Arthur of Clinton, Ia., Harold of Pangburn, Ar., Elmer of Franklin, Ar., and Robert of Boseman, Mt.; daughters, Shirley Strader of Edwardsville, and Nila Schwegel of Murphysboro; and 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and to charities of choice.

Steljes 01/30/99
Albert W. Steljes, 57, of Alton, died Jan. 30, 1999, in Vencor Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are a brother, John of Willow Springs; and sisters, Valda Fasano and Judy Marzec, both of Alton; and Shirley Lewis of San Antonio. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Stephens 11/18/98
George D. Stephens, 43, of Lakeworth, Fl., died Nov. 18, 1998, in Palm Beach, Fl. Surviving are his mother, Bettye; a brother, Michael of Godfrey; and a sister, Linda Fleshman of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Elks Club Children's Fund in Lantana, Fl.

Stephens 03/28/01
Rita Sue Stephens, 61, of St. Louis, died Mar. 28, 2001, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Jim, survives. Also surviving are children, James, Barb and Rick; her mother, Leah Slaton; brothers, James Dalton, Mike Slaton, Terry Slaton and Kevin Slaton; and sisters, Phyllis Gunn and Marie Roche. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Stephenson 05/26/99
Geraldine Mae Stephenson, 61, of Edwardsville, died May 26, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Jerry, survives. Also surviving are a son, Ricky of Carlinville; daughters, Kim Henkhaus of Bethalto, Sherry Fonston of Maryville, Lisa Lockhart of Alhambra, and Dawn Stephenson of Bloomington; and a sister, Katherine Modrovsky of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Stepp 09/07/99
Walter Ervin Wynn Stepp, Sr., 68, of Godfrey, died Sept. 7, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Julia Ehlers, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Wallace of Springfield, Dennis of Missouri, Walter, Jr., of Seattle, Wa., Darrell of Lincoln, and Mark Gleason of Cottage Hills; daughters, Sandy Dunn of Carlinville, and Ethel Bryan and Sherri Sebastian, both of Marshfield, Wi.; a sister, Ethel Barton of Southaven, Ms.; brothers, Robert and Tommy, both of Galveston, Tx.; and an adopted son and daughter, Mark and Brenda Crawford. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Stevens 10/05/00
Lula B. Stevens, 87, died Oct. 5, 2000, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. She married James Haley, and then Floyd Stevens, both of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Hook of Godfrey; and step-children, Floyd Stevens of East Alton, Walter Stevens of Chesterfield, Alice Camerer of Chatham, and Barbara Grunwald of Los Vegas, Nv. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Steward 08/25/00
Malik D. Steward, died Aug. 25, 2000, in St. Louis Children's Hospital. Surviving are his parents, LaDonja Randol and Donald Steward, both of Alton; brothers, Dovonta Steward, Clayton Vann and Orlandius Lacey, all of Alton; and a sister, Chabrion Vann of Alton. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Stewart 12/23/98
Raymond E. Stewart, 88, of Alton, died Dec. 23, 1998, in Lafayette-Grand Hospital in St. Louis. He married Mary Waymack, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Edward of Godfrey; and a sister, Vergene Smith of Belton, Mo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Stewart 07/18/97
J. Russell Stewart, 93, died July 18, 1997. He married Hazel Fleming, who preceded him in death. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Stewart 10/07/98
L. C. Floyd Stewart, 70, of Godfrey, died Oct. 7, 1998, in St. Louis University Hospital. He married Erna Lettl, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Max and Richard, both of Alton, L. C. of Woodbury, Mn., and Michael of Godfrey; and sisters, Maureen Poe of Alton, Gladys Schlichting of New Braunfels, Tx., and Christine Omberg of Fort Worth, Tx. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and to charities of choice.

Stewart 04/15/99
Dale T. Stewart, 76, of Brighton, died Apr. 15, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Maxine Kirkendoll, who survives. He was owner of Dale's Super Sales Service for more than 50 years. Also surviving are sons, Mike Vieregge of Shipman, and Ron Vieregge of Lincoln; a daughter, Dianne Amador of East Alton; and sisters, Edna Matlack of Brighton, and Eva McCauley of Brighton. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Brighton Heritage Group.

Stice 11/14/97
Thomas Tucker Stice, 87, of Alton, died Nov. 14, 1997, in Eunice Smith. He married Loetta Leitze, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas of Godfrey; daughters, Wanda Stromske of Alton, and Carol Upple of Bethalto; sisters, Lecie Campbell of Winchester, and Edna Peterson of Roodhouse; and seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Heart Association.

Stice 07/17/98
Cynthia Ann Stice, 36, of Alton, died July 17, 1998, in Vencor Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by a brother, Jeffrey of Alton; grandparents, Rosemary Monkman and Helen Ruenzi; and Norma Stice, Mary Schram and Richard Williams. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Stickels 04/17/00
Sylvia E. Stickels, 82, of Alton, died Apr. 17, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Clyde, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, James of St. Louis; daughters, Peggy Irwin of St. Louis, and Ellen Campbell of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and a sister, June Ezell of Utah. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the National Downs Syndrome Society.

Stienmann 07/15/00
Laura M. Stienmann, 76, of Cottage Hills, died July 15, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Fredrick, survives. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Robinson of Alton, a step-son, Fred Stienmann, Jr., of Alton; and sisters, Dorothy Orris of Fairpoint, Oh., Virginia Tribble and Norma Koyne, both of Jacksonville, Violet Neese of Indianapolis, In., Shirley Phillips of Rushville, and Esther Barfield of Versailles. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Southern Baptist Church in Forest Homes.

Stillwell 11/24/97
Frieda Stillwell, 91, of Alton, died Nov. 24, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Edwin, preceded her in death. Surviving are nephews, Gene Colston of Michigan, and Jim Colston of West Virginia. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Stiltz 03/02/99
Marie E. Stiltz, 81, of Alton, died Mar. 2, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn Shanks of Alton, Tamela Crouthamel of Langhorn, Pa., and Tina Henry of Lansdowne, Pa. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Stites 01/31/99
Margaret N. Stites, 94, of Alton, died Jan. 31, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, James of Alton. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Stock 08/31/97
Kristen Ann Stock, 29-days-old, died Aug. 31, 1997. She is survived by her parents, Terri and Gari; brothers, Sean, Eric and Edward; and a sister, Mary Skiles. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Il.

Stocker 10/16/97
Helen Stocker, 91, of Bethalto, died Oct. 16, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Leroy, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Faulkner of Brighton, and Connie Kates of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Iva Osborn of Jerseyville, Nell Gowin of Darien, and Alice Parton of Savannah, Ga.; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Stockton 05/04/98
Edna M. Stockton, 78, of Alton, died May 4, 1998, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Robert, survives. Also surviving are a son, Gerald Faulkner of Brighton; a daughter, Betty Ross of Charlotte, N. C.; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Stoeckel 08/07/98
Dorothy L. Stoeckel, 70, of Godfrey, died Aug. 7, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, David and Steven, both of Alton, and Clark of Brighton; a brother, Albert Hazen of Alton; and sisters, Margaret Troy, and Virginia Tungett, both of Alton. Services were in Staten.

Stohler 08/24/00
Dorothy J. Stohler, 73, of Alton, died Aug. 24, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are daughters, Cynthia Thomas of Parker, In., Marsha Hinrichs of Godfrey, Cathy Gilliam of Noblesville, In., and Heidi Sims of Prospect, Ky; and a sister, Mary Haag of Indianapolis, In. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Little Theater and the Girl Scouts of America.

Stokes 01/13/99
Tommy D. Stokes, 87, of Alton, died Jan. 13, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married LaVerne Hughes, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Donna Massey of Godfrey, and Tonya Reasoner of Ft. Meyer Beach, Fl. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Crossville United Methodist Church and the Kenneth E. Hagen Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Stone 03/22/97
Oscar Norman Stone died Mar. 22, 1997. He married Bertha Pelot, who survives. Also surviving are a brother, James of Jerseyville; and a sister, Inez Harper of Calvert City, Ky. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Stone 11/16/99
Theresa E. Stone, 89, died Nov. 16, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving is a step-son, Paul Stone; and sisters, Dorothy St. Peters and Bernice Kerwin, both of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthews Church and School in Alton.

Stone 12/23/99
Dorothy Stone, 69, of Indianapolis, In., died there Dec. 23, 1999, in St. Vincent Hospital. Her husband, Odie, survives. Also surviving are a sister, Irma Carter of Shipman, and an aunt, Amanda Cox of Alton. Services were in Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Stoner 03/05/00
Ora Marie Stoner, 87, of Brighton, died Mar. 5, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Lee, survives. She was owner of Stoner's Poodle Kennel. Also surviving are sons, Basil Sitzes of Cottage Hills, and Ronad Sitzes of Glen Allen, Mo.; daughters, Lovenia Slinkard of Cottage Hills, and Kathy Cotter of Clearwater, Fl.; and brothers, Donald and Kelly Frymire, both of Glen Allen. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to First Assembly of God Church in Cottage Hills, and First Assembly of God Church in Brighton.

Stoner 12/16/00
Lee W. Stoner, 85, of Brighton, died Dec. 16, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. His first wife, Harriett, preceded him in death. Then, he married Ora Sitz, who also preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Clarence, Mick and Lenny, all of Brighton, John of Cottage Hills, and David of Missouri; daughters, Ethel Wyman of Brighton, and Patty Kopsie of California; and a sister, Maggie Laird of Iowa. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Stoops 11/22/98
Allie Lavine Stoops, 81, of Shipman, died Nov. 22, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Cunningham of Gillespie; sons James of Bunker Hill, and Earl and Bill, both of Shipman; and a sister, Bessie Brown of Flora. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Stormer 05/11/98
Freda M. Stormer, 75, of Bunker Hill, died May 11, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Virgil, survives. Also surviving are sons, Virgil of Bunker Hill, Donald of Jerseyville, and John of Alton; a daughter, Nancy Vatole of Godfrey; and a sister, Mary Stokes of Alton. Services were in Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association (5 A's) and charities of choice.

Stormer 01/28/01
Virgil O. Stormer, 81, of Bunker Hill, died Jan. 28, 2001, in his home. He married Freda Hanson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Virgil of Bunker Hill, Donald of Jerseyville, and John of Alton; a daughter, Nancy Vatole of Godfrey; and a sister, Ann Wahl of Alton. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Stout 11/06/98
Orville Layton Stout, Sr., 61, of Alton, died Nov. 6, 1998, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. He married Lois Christian, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Orville of O'Fallon, Mo., and Neal of St. Louis; daughters, Teresa Davis of Alton, Alberta Erby of Fenton, Mo., Delta Hamilton of Seymour, Mo., Dianna Davis of Imperial, Mo., and Elissa Reavis of Sullivan, Mo.; brothers, Roy of High Ridge, Mo., William of Steelville, Mo., Edward, David and Arthur, all of St. Louis; and a sister, Charlotte Leisler of Steelville.

Stovall 03/30/00
Mary Alice Stovall, 76, formerly of Bethalto, died Mar. 30, 2000, in her home in Englewood, Fl. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Mary Godar of Bethalto, and Trudy Hall of Alton; and a brother, James Neal of Hickory, Ky. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to hospice of choice.

Stover 04/07/99
Mildred L. Stover, 92, died Apr. 7, 1999. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving is a grandchild, Wendy Grimaldi of Florida. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the United Presbyterian Church in East Alton.

Strahan 11/25/00
Elsie M. Strahan, 91, died Nov. 25, 2000. Her husband, Donald, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and the Crisis Food Center in Alton.

Straub 06/03/00
Lloyd L. Straub, 66, of Godfrey, died Sept 3, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Nealda Bell, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Lynn of Alton, a daughter, Linda Au of San Francisco, Ca.; and a sister-in-law, June Straub of Paducah, Ky. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Straube 05/13/98
Otto A. Straube, 92, of Godfrey, died Aug. 13, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. He married Mayme Weinman, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Clarence of Godfrey, David of Alton, and Albert of Florissant, Mo. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Bethany Cemetery and Salem Presbyterian Church.

Straube 03/17/99
Mayme M. Straube, 90, of Brighton, died Mar. 17, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Her husband, Otto, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Clarence of Godfrey, David of Alton, and Albert of Florissant, Mo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Salem Presbyterian Church and Bethany Cemetery.

Streeper 05/31/01
June Streeper, 100, of Alton, died May 31, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Judge I. H. Streeper, preceded her in death. Surviving are nephews and nieces. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church and Saint Anthony's Hospice, both in Alton.

Streeper 05/31/01
June Streeper, 100, of Alton, died May 31, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Judge I. H. Streeper, preceded her in death. Surviving are nephews and nieces. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church and Saint Anthony's Hospice, both in Alton.

Streich 07/14/00
John W. Streich, Sr., 69, of Alton, died July 14, 2000, in his home. He married Lavona Milner, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Ronald Streich of Alton, and Gary Stevenson of South Roxana; daughters, Deborah DeVous of Eaton, Oh., Lisa Smither of Frankfort, Ky., and Julie Hogue of Alton; and sisters, Dorothy Miller and Sara Stogsdill, both of East Alton, and Barbara Rupe of South Roxana. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Temple in Alton.

Strickland 08/03/99
Kay Strickland, 90, of Hartford, died Aug. 3, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Kilburn White, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Douglas White of Hartford; a brother, Richard Curtiss of Fort Myers, Fl.; and sisters, Emily Dennis of Dunedin, Fl., and Ruth John of Ukiah, Ca. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Southern Illinois Hospice.

Stride 05/21/97
Dick Stride, 59, of Brighton, died May 21, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He married Fay Tiepelman, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Scott of Brighton, and Peter and Ron; daughters, Cindy McKenzie and Tammy Stride; a brother, Ralph Gambol of Jackson, Tn.; and seven grandchildren.

Strohbeck 11/20/99
Bernice Strohbeck, 89, of Fosterburg, died Nov. 20, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Ralph, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Virgil of Alton; daughters, Lois Harrelson of Brighton, and Aldyth Summers of Jerseyville; and a sister, Lela Caulkins of Lewiston. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Zion Presbyterian Church in Fosterburg.

Stromske 02/06/99
Gertrude M. Stromske, 85, of Alton, died Feb. 6, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Her husband, Stanley, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James and Thomas, both of Godfrey, Edward of Alton, and David of Grafton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Strunk 06/23/97
Carl Joseph Strunk, 83, of Alton, died June 23, 1997, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. His wife, Katherine, survives. Also surviving are a sister, Lois Coonrod of Carlinville; and a brother, Earl of Medora. Services were in Targhetta in Medora.

Strunk 10/22/97
Charles B. Strunk, 86, of Medora, died Oct. 22, 1997, in Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville. He married Elma Gorham, who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Frances Bahr of Jerseyville, and Helen Gorham of Medora. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi.

Strunk 09/13/98
Aaron Jeffery Strunk, 18, of Medora, died Sept. 13, 1998. He is survived by his parents, Earl and Carol; brothers, Kyle and Derek; grandparents, Earl and Millie, all of Medora; and a grandparent, Thelma Marshall of Jerseyville. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service.

Strunk 12/23/99
Earl Lawrence Strunk, Jr., 52, of Medora, died Dec. 23, 1999, in his home. He married Carol Marshall, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Earl and Millie of Medora; a son, Kyle of Medora; and sisters, Susan Munsterman of Belleville, Patricia Schaake of Alton, and Jeanie Williams of Holiday Shores. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora.

Stubblefield 05/28/99
Dorothy L. Stubblefield, 71, of Brighton, died May 28, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Edward, survives. She was the supervisor of the assessments office in Madison County. Also surviving are a son, Kieth Stecher of Brighton; and a daughter, Kim Stecher of Milwaukee, Wi. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Stuck 08/01/97
George Matthew Stuck, 86, of Bethalto, died Aug. 1, 1997, in his home. He married Katherine Fitzjarrell, who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Barbara Albrecht and Marguerite Hilgendorf, both of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and for masses.

Stuck 12/28/98
Katherine Stuck, 87, died Dec. 28, 1998, in her home. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister, Lucile Kinsey of Lawrenceville; and sisters-in-law, Margueritte Hilgendorf and Barbara Albrecht, both of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association and for masses.

Stucker 05/10/98
Loretta J. Stucker, 62, of Alton, died May 10, 1998, in Memphis, Tn. Her husband, Walter, survives. Also surviving are sons, Ronald Crosnoe of Wood River, and David Crosnoe of Montebello, Ca.; brothers, Frank Marks of Prairietown, Bob Robinette of Alton; and a half-brother, Ronald Marks of Granite City. Services were through Marks. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Foundation. 

Stumpe 04/26/97
Patrick H. Stumpe, 75, of Alton, died Apr. 26, 1997, in his home. He married Elizabeth Madison, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Robert of Scottsdale, Az.; step-sons, Rodger and Robert Jennings, both of Alton, and Larry Jennings of Florida; a daughter, Peggy Batson of Wood River; a step-daughter, Catherine McNally of Sacramento, Ca.; and 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent.

Stupperich 03/19/01
David E. Stupperich, 61, of Alton, died Mar. 19, 2001, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Joan Schwartz, who survives. Also surviving are his father, Earl, of Wood River; a son, Tony Schwartz of San Diego, Ca.; daughters, Lisa Stupperich of Wood River, Beth Adney of Godfrey, and Kimberly Adams of Hawaii. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to a hospice of choice.

Stutz 04/19/98
Gerald J. Stutz, 64, of Alton, died Apr. 19, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Mary Fischer, who survives. Also surviving is his father, John of Alton; sons, John, Christopher and and Daniel, all of Dorsey, Paul of Alton; a daughter, Kathryn Young of Alton; brothers, Robert and Edward, both of Alton, and Joseph of Peoria; sisters, Mary Tarrant of Alton, and Loretta Kedzior of Sudona, Az.; and 14 grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto.

Stutz 12/07/00
Walter L. Stutz, 80, died Dec. 7, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Meisenheimer, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Michael of Rockbridge, and David of Brighton; daughters, Phyllis Milford and Anita Coughlin, both of Alton; Carol Webber and Mary Inman, both of East Alton, and Doris Jackson of Cottage Hills; a brother, John of Alton; and sisters, Adelaide Brooks of Alton, Marie Meyer of Bethalto, and Viola Davenport of Godfrey. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given for Suddes Hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Stutz 03/08/01
Mary Isabelle Stutz, 77, of Alton, died Mar. 8, 2001, in her home. Her husband, Walter, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Michael of Rockbridge, and David of Brighton; daughters, Phyllis Milford and Anita Coughlin, both of Alton, Carol Webber and Mary Inman, both of East Alton, and Doris Jackson of Cottage Hills; brothers, George Meisenheimer of Alton, and Clifford Meisenheimer of Brighton; a step-brother, Jack Lockwood of Bethalto; sisters, Charlene Barlow of East Alton, and Lois Downs of Wood River; and a step-sister, Joyce Lockwood of Alton. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to Suddes Hall at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Saint Anthony's Hospice, both in Alton.

Suit 03/22/99
Mattie L. Suit, 93, died Mar. 22, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Carl, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Betty Fritz of Alton, and Melba Farmer of Atlanta, Ga. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Sclerosis Society.

Sullivan 09/30/97
Wayne A. Sullivan, 72, formerly of Rosewood Heights and Alton, died Sept. 30, 1997. He married LaMora Howell, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David of Portland, Or., and Robert of Rosewood heights; a daughter, Gail of Vancouver, Wa.; sisters, Dolores LeClaire of Alton, and Shirley Widger of Godfrey; a brother, Richard of Alton; and a grandson and a step-granddaughter.

Summers 01/17/98
John Paul Summers, 73, of Godfrey, died Jan. 17, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Margaret Winslow, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Keith of Cahokia; brothers, Floyd of Jacksonville, Glen of Patoka, and Ernest of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Betty Scott of Medora, Ruth Clark of Peoria, and Eldora Merritt of East Peoria; and five grandchildren. Services were through Fine and Quinn. Memorials may be given to Word and Spirit Family Church in Godfrey.

Sutton 04/08/97
Harvey L. Sutton, 76, died Apr. 8, 1997. He married Ruby Lancaster, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; a daughter, Molly of Alton; brothers, Donald and Dick, both of Alton; a sister, May Brown of Wisconsin; a step-sister, Pat Davis of Godfrey; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Sutton 11/10/97
Ruby Sutton, 76, of Alton, died Nov. 10, 1997, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Harvey, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; a daughter, Molly Sutton of Alton; sisters, Betty Jennings of Girard, Shirley Wonaroski of Virden, and Juanita Hughes of Nagalia, Ca.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Swan 05/12/99
Alverta M. Swan, 81, of Alton, died May 12, 1999, in DÕAdrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Surviving are brothers, Frank Johnson, Jr., and Earl Johnson, both of Godfrey; a sister, Dorothy Bowles of Alton; and a nephew, Frank Bowles of Alton. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Sweeney 05/16/99
Andrea Nicole Sweeney, 8, of East Alton, died May 16, 1999, in Piasa Creek in Godfrey. Surviving are her mother, Martisha Whitlock of East Alton; a brother, Michael Sweeney of East Alton; and sisters, Billie Sweeney, Candis Sweeney and Autumn Whitlock, all of East Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Swiecicki 02/21/99
Jeffrey J. Swiecicki, 32, of Godfrey, died Feb. 21, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by daughters, Tiffany and Brittany; his former wife, Theresa of Bunker Hill; his father, Robert of Alton; his mother, Corraine Daniel of Godfrey; brothers, Ronald and Robert, both of wood River; a step-brother, Jeffrey Burcham of East Alton; a step-sister, Lisa Winters of Ft. Worth, Tx.; and a grandmother, Maisie Corbin of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel For Funerals in Alton.

Swift 12/11/97
Clarence W. Swift, 83, of Alton, died Dec. 11, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He owned and operated the Village Barber Shop in Alton, for more than 30 years. He married Dorothy McManus, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of Alton, Mark of Columbia, and Raymond of West Frankfort; sisters, Edith Gilleland of Alton, and Gladys Gornet of Godfrey; and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Alton, and for masses.

Swinney 09/22/97
Mallory V. Swinney, 85, of Alton, died Sept. 22, 1997, in his home. He married Mary Karpowicz, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Robert of Alton, and David of San Antonio, Tx.; a daughter, Judith Diveley of Roxana; a brother, Harold of Alton; a sister, Wannita Bake of Edwardsville; and 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton.

Swinney 12/19/00
Helen J. Swinney, 72, of Wood River, died Dec. 19, 2000, in Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Her husband, Herbert, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Bonnie Floyd of Paoli, Pa., and Carolyn Swinney of East Alton; and a sister, Vivian Barbee of Dublin, Tx. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Swisher 04/02/97
Donald E. Swisher, Sr., 61, of Shipman, died Apr. 2, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Helen Varble, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Kevin of Shipman; a brother, Dale of Piasa; and his mother, Marie Cope of Shipman. Services were in Targhetta in Shipman. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Szegedy 07/08/97
Wilma Szegedy, 79, of Bethalto, died July 8, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Barney, survives. She was cafeteria manager at Wilbur Trimpe Junior High School in Bethalto, for 20 years. Also surviving are daughters, Karen McChesney of Iowa City, Ia., and Linda Evans of St. Louis; and three grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Szegedy 10/08/99
Barney Szegedy, 83, of Bethalto, died Oct. 8, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Wilma Koch, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Karen McChesney of Iowa City, Ia., and Linda Evans of St. Louis. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Midway.

Szegedy 11/23/99
Larry Stephen Szegedy, 58, of Bethalto, died Nov. 23, 1999, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Sharon Wills, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jeffrey Gibbons of Alton, and Scott and Jeff McNeilley, both of Highland; daughters, Lori Conrad of Clarksville, Tn., Shari Schroetter of Waukegan, Suzi Journey of Bethalto, and Sheree Winchester of Wood River; and a sister, Patricia Martin of Edwardsville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Second Street Park in Bethalto.


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