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Wagemann 11/25/97
Sarah Emma Wagemann, 88, of West Alton, Mo., died Nov. 25, 1997, in Wentzville, Mo. Her husband, George, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Harry Thomure of O'Fallon, Mo.; and nieces and nephews. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Wagenblast 07/17/97
Edward W. Wagenblast, 86, of Brighton, died July 17, 1997, in Jersey Community Hospital. He married Minnie Murphy, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a sister, Eleanor Wagenblast of Brighton, and nieces, great nieces and great, great nieces and nephews. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given for the food pantry at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton.

Wagenblast 05/29/98
Esther C. Wagenblast, 83, of Brighton, died May 29, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Earl, survives. Services were through Targhetta. Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton.

Waggoner 11/29/97
Ellen Ida Waggoner, 88, formerly of Godfrey, died Nov. 29, 1997, in her home in Marion. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving are brothers, Joseph Pruitt of Godfrey, Allie Pruitt of Fieldon, and Loren Pruitt of Louisiana, Mo. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Waggoner 05/16/98
Carrie Waggoner, 96, of Piasa, died May 16, 1998, in Rosewood. She was materials purchaser for the former Young's Dry Goods store in Alton, where she worked for more than 40 years. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Services were in Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Alton.

Waggoner 03/17/99
Roland Waggoner, 76, of Alton, died Mar. 17, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Dorothy Baker, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald of East Alton; step-sons, Michael Newman of Brighton, and James Peeler of Memphis, Tn.; daughters, Patricia Zimmerman of Alton, and Jackie Sheets of Fort Worth, Tx.; step-daughters, Jackie Ewing of Bethalto, and Carolyn Cooling of Chesterfield, Mo.; and a brother, Jack of Alamogordo, N.M. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Wagner 05/18/98
Veta E. Wagner, 86, of Bethalto, died May 18, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, the Rev. Chancie, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, the Rev. David of Alton; daughters, Barbara Church of Bethalto, and Rebecca Bucher of Branson, Mo.; and brothers, Joe Bratton of Belleville, Kel Bratton of Laguna Beach, Ca., and Jim Bratton of Seminole, Fl. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Wagner 02/14/99
Harold W. Wagner, 76, of Alton, died Feb. 14, 1999, in his home. He married Roberta Parish, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Donald of Alton, and Harold of Rolla, Mo.; daughters, Eva Dick of Longbeach, Fl., and Ruth Sumpter of Ottawa, Ks.; brothers, Wesley of Alton, William of Gillespie, Glen and Leslie, both of Mesa, Az.; and sisters, Ellen Wagner of St. Louis, and Edna Wilson of Danville. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice and to charities of choice.

Wagner 06/06/00
Karen L. Wagner, 39, of Alton, died June 6, 2000, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Surviving are daughters, Athena, Aisha and Felice Wagner, all of Alton; brothers, Jerry, Marvin, Brian, Reginald, Gregory and Albert Wagner; and sisters, Barbra and Sandra Wagner. Services were in Williams Mortuary in Alton.

Wagner 01/06/01
Wesley C. Wagner, Sr., 76, of Alton, died Jan. 6, 2001, in his home. He married Eileen Yaeger, who survives. Surviving are a son Wesley, Jr., of Edwardsville; brothers, William of Alton, Glenn and Leslie, both of Mesa, Az.; and sisters, Ellen Wagner of St. Louis and Edna Wilson of Danville.

Wahl 06/21/99
Dolores A. Wahl, 71, of Alton, died June 21, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Loyal, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Ruffner of Bethalto; and sisters, Mary Jackson and Betty Looney, both of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Walden 07/01/99
Josephine H. Walden, 79, of Medora, died July 1, 1999, in Carlinville Area Hospital. Her husband, Victory, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ron of Medora, and Kevin of Brighton; and sisters, Marie Lewis, Evelyn Quakenbush and Mickey Burns, all of Medora. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora.

Walker 10/22/97
Walter L. Walker, 74, of Cottage Hills, died Oct. 22, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He married Juanita Myers, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Don of Wood River, daughters, Shirley Farmer of Bethalto, Linda Yarborough of Wood River, and Loradean Brines of St. Peters, Mo.; sisters, Mildred Crites and Clara Krilovich, both of Cottage Hills; and 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society.

Walker 01/04/97
Eva Fae Walker, 94, of Bethalto, died Jan. 4, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Walker of Carlyle; and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Walker 02/06/98
Alma Dorothy Walker, 87, of Godfrey, died Feb. 6, 1998, in Carlinville Area Hospital. No survivors were listed. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Walker 09/13/98
Bobby J. Walker, 59, of Moro, died Sept. 13, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Phyllis Melvin, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Danny of East Alton, and Rick of Edwardsville; a step-son, Dennis Simpson of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Michelle Ballard of Wood River; a brother, Bud of Carbondale; and a sister, Jane Sims of Harrisburg. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Walker 01/10/00
Cledis Oren Walker, 88, died Jan. 10, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Emma Groppel, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Brenda Summers of Alton, and Karen Fiedler of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children and Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Walker 04/16/00
Samuel B. Walker, 53, of Alton, died Apr. 16, 2000, in his home. He married Mary Worthen, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Samuel, II, and William, both of Alton; and daughters, JoAnn Schwartz of Belleville, and Janis Outhouse of Albers. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Department of Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.

Walker 05/12/00
Edna V. Walker, 82, of Alton, died May 12, 2000, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, Gordon, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Danny of Godfrey, and Phillip of Oregon; daughters, Carolyn Cortright of Oxford, N.C., Sally Maynrd of Marion, and Sharon Austene of St. Mary's Georgia; and a sister, Charlotte Walton of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Wall 08/09/99
Donald S. Wall, 67, of Alton, died Aug. 9, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by a sister, Adrienne Pradke of LaPorte, In. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Wallace 03/25/97
Sarah M. Wallace, 92, formerly of Alton, died Mar. 25, 1997, in Bethalto Care Center. She is survived by a daughter, Sally Case of Bethalto; a sister, Dorothy Glatt of Jerseyville; and 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 11 great, great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Care Center.

Wallace 08/17/97
Alice L. Wallace died Aug. 17, 1997. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Owen of Alton; brothers, Gene Elmendorf of Alton, and Paul Elmendorf of San Bernardino, Ca.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Heart Association and Abundant Life Christian Center in Alton.

Wallace 03/19/01
Carmelita Paula Lynn Wallace, 20, of East Alton, died Mar. 19, 2001, in an automobile accident on Route 111, south of Roxana. Her husband, William, survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Elizabeth; a son, Devon; grandparents, LaDeana Nance of Kentucky, and Wilbur and Carmelita Johnson of Wood River; brothers, Michael Nance of Wood River, Rusty Nance of Moro, and Christopher Rodriguez of East Alton; and sisters, Catrina Nance of Pontoon Beach, and Christina Nance of East Alton. Also dying in the same accident were Drew Wallace, 14 months, and Faith Ann Wallace, 4 months, who are survived by parents Andrew Wallace and Catrina Nance of Pontoon Beach. Also surviving are a brother, Nathan Nance of East Alton; and grandparents, Oscar Nance, and Phil and Tina Rodriguez. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to an Elizabeth Wallace Trust at Union Planters Bank in Wood River.

Waller 02/23/99
Leola E. Waller, 86, died Feb. 23, 1999, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, Lewis, preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister Pauline Crawford of Baton Rouge, La. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Walls 05/11/01
Alice L. Walls, 81, died May 11 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Walter, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son Roger Smith of Wood River; a daughter, Judith Lilly of Glenarm; and a step-son, William Walls of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto.

Walter 02/01/98
Raymond R. Walter, Sr., 77, of Alton, died Feb. 1, 1998, in his home. He married Donna Barker, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Larry and Raymond, Jr., both of Alton; brothers, Eugene of Delhi, James of Alton, and George of Jacksonville, Fl.; and six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and six step-children. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Walters 12/30/97
Joseph B. Walters, 70, died Dec. 30, 1997. He married Dolores Reilley, who survives. He had been owner of J. H. Walters Metal Fabrication in Alton. Also surviving are sons, John of Alton, and Joseph of Chicago; daughters, Catherine Shiner of Springfield, Jo Ann Walters of New Canaan, Ct., and Sue Gluck of San Diego, Ca.; a brother, Robert of Brighton; and four grandchildren. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice, Marquette Catholic High School, and for masses.

Walters 03/23/99
Glenn Dale Walters, Sr., 67, of Alton, died Mar. 23, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mildred Davis, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Glenn, Jr., of Alton, and Gary of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Children's Burn Camps.

Walters 01/02/00
Norma L. Walters, 70, of Alton, died Jan. 2, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. No survivors were listed. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Walther 05/21/00
Erwin Frank Walther, 75, of Grafton, died May 21, 2000, in his home. He married Carol Womack, who survives. Also surviving are brothers, Paul and Vernon, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; and sisters, Flora Walther of St. Louis, Norma Steinmeyer of Stover, Mo., and Ruth Steinmeyer of Florance, Mo. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey, and its school building funds.

Ward 04/29/97
Leonard J. Ward, 79, died Apr. 29, 1997. He married Harriet Hess, who survives. Also surviving are sons, William and Thomas, both of Alton, and James of Phoenix; daughters, Janice, Mary and Susan, all of Alton; brothers, Paul and Pete, both of Alton; sisters, Alice Baze of Alton, Della Betz of Jerseyville, and Lillian Kirgan of White Hall; and seven grandchildren. Services were through Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given for masses.

Ward 11/17/98
Patricia Ward, 75, formerly of Alton, died Nov. 17, 1998, in St. Sophia Nursing Home in Florissant, Mo. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Ann Trail of Hazelwood, Mo., and Daphne Blaylock of Florissant. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children.

Ward 06/05/01
Nora Lee Ward, 81, of East Alton, died June 5, 2001, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Her husband, Aaron, survives. Also surviving are sons, Kenneth of Spring, Tx., Eugene of Little Rock, Ar., Waine of Alton, Johnny of Bunker Hill, and David of Edwardsville; a daughter, Shirley McCoy of East Alton; brothers, Pete Mixon of Truman, Ar., Carl Mixon of Tulare, Ca., and Charles Mixon of Little Rock; and a sister, Elaine McGowan of Mississippi. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Bethel Pentecostal Church in East Alton.

Wardein 10/31/97
Elizabeth Wardein, 90, died Oct. 31, 1997. Her husband, Victor, preceded her in death. She and her husband had owned Wardein Cleaners in Alton for more than 40 years. Surviving are a son, James of Fayetteville, Ar.; daughters, Mary Goerke of Bella Vista, Ar., Ann Gallagher of Eden, N.C., and Rita Teldppe of Columbus, Oh.; a sister, Hermina Seiter of Fort Smith, Ar.; and 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to the Bells of St. Mary's Church.

Wardein 12/18/97
Edward V. Wardein, Jr., 60, of Godfrey, died Dec. 18, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He had been owner of Wardein Pharmacy in North Alton. He married Elaine Zigrang, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Edward and Louise Wardein of Alton; sons, John of Breese, and Vincent of Naperville; a daughter, Victoria Gabriel of Austin, Tx.; and eight grandchildren. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton, Saint Anthony's Foundation Home Health Care/Hospice, and for masses.

Wardein 02/09/00
Bernard Arnald Wardein, 86, of Alton, died Feb. 9, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Ruth Ohlson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Robert and James, both of Alton; and daughters, Marsha Estes of East Alton, and Barbara Fulk of Georgia. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the building fund of St. Mary's Church in Alton, the building fund of the Knights of Columbus in Alton, and to Marquette Catholic High School.

Warner 11/11/97
Paul L. Warner, 83, of Brighton, died Nov. 11, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Henrietta Ritchey, who survives. He was former owner of Warner Funeral Homes, now Targhetta, and was a funeral director for 50 years. Also surviving are daughters, Mary Ninker of Springfield, Thelma Thompson of Columbia, Mo., and Janet Moore of Piasa; and seven grandsons. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Brighton.

Warner 05/07/98
Mabel H. Warner, 97, of Alton, died May 7, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor Nursing Home in Wood River. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Shirley Wilson of Cottage Hills, Alberta Gaeth of Unionville, Mi., and Maybelle Osburn of Toledo, Oh.; sons, Kenneth of Atlanta, Ga., and David of Brockport, N.Y.; and a sister, Leona Renken of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Warnock 02/07/97
Wilbur M. Warnock, 66, died Feb. 7, 1997. He married Barbara E. Shattuck, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Steven of Alton. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony's Home Health Care and the National Kidney Foundation.

Warren 03/19/99
Joseph T. Warren, 84, of Alton, died Mar. 19, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Betty, survives. Also surviving are sons, Frank of Godfrey, Ron of Rosewood Heights, Jerry of Siloam Springs, Ak., and Kevin of Alton; step-sons, Louie Valdez of Wood River, and Joe Valdez of Rosewood Heights; and daughters, Virginia Govero, Judy Warren and Tami Miller, all of East Alton, Janice Mooney of Troy, Mo., Terry Crawford of Wood River, Renee Harshbarger of Fosterburg, and Debbie Nasello of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Waters 04/16/99
Mildred E. Waters, 91, of Godfrey, died Apr. 16, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Ronald, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the building fund of St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey, and for masses.

Waters 05/28/00
Creston Waters, 87, of Godfrey, died May 28, 2000, in his home. He married Marjorie Taylor, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Moran of Brighton, Mi.; and sisters, LaSetta Lohr and Armilda Wittman, both of Godfrey, Alice McAndrews of Fairfax, Va., and Estaleen Vandervord of Bethalto. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Reye's Syndrome National Foundation.

Waters 11/28/00
Mae Louise Waters, 95, died Nov. 28, 2000, in St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center in Southern Pines, N.C. She was a teacher for 44 years at Madison High School. Surviving is her brother-in-law, Lt. Col. Earl Dugan of Southern Pines. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Watkins 01/28/01
Eva L. Watkins, 81, of Cottage Hills, died Jan. 28, 2001, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Alben, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Jimmie of Mulberry, Fl., Harold of Cottage Hills, and Danny of Rosewood Heights; a daughter, Shirley Frazier of Bethalto; and a sister, Evelyn Everett of Dayton, Oh. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Watrous 04/01/01
Alice A. Watrous, 93, of Alton, died Apr. 1, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Theodore, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Dan of Freedom, Pa., and Frank of Ft. Wayne, In.; and daughters, Mary Watrous of Alton, and Kathleen Means of Rockbridge. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Faith Promise Program at Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Watson 02/26/97
James Clifton Watson, 60, of Brighton, died Feb. 26, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton. Surviving are daughters, Shelley Bauser and Stephanie Watson, both of Brighton, and Lisa Fritsch of Grand Forks, N.D.; a son, Brian of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Kenneth of Brighton; and 10 grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Watson 02/17/98
Paul E. Watson, 76, of Brighton, died Feb. 17, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. He married Erika Wielkhorst, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Bill of Alton; daughters, Brenda Perdun of Rosewood Heights, and Margaret Gerdt of St. Peters, Mo.; a brother, William of Cottage Hills; and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Targhetta in Brighton.

Watson 11/14/00
Steven E. Watson, 48, of Brighton, died Nov. 14, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Carla Beach, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Doris of East Alton; a son, Jay of Belleville; daughters, Carrie Stone of Brighton, and Amy Bradshaw of Alton; a brother, Charles of Bethalto; and sisters, Pam Cole of East Alton, and Sheila Watson of Missouri. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Brighton Christian Church and the American Cancer Society.

Watts 04/15/97
Josephine Watts, 79, died Apr. 15, 1997. She is survived by sons, John and Jerry Watts, both of Alton, and Richard Finn of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Joan Baldwin of Alton; a brother, William Manar of Bunker Hill; sisters, Angie Epperheimer of Alton, Edith Herron of Fosterburg, Lucy Ament of Bunker Hill, and Rose Rubes of Collinsville; and 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Watts 05/02/97
Loretta A. Watts, 60, of Brighton, died May 2, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Emil, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Rhonda Vonnahmen of Brighton; sons, Kirk of Brighton, and Kent of Monroeville, Al.; and seven grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta in Brighton.

Watts 12/31/99
John T. Watts, 48, of Alton, died Dec. 31, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are sons, Steven Malon of Wood River, and Otis Watts of Quincy; daughters, Tricia Watts and Dana Perry, both of Kansas City, Mo., Cathy Malone of Wood River, and Jessica Watts of Quincy; a brother, Jerry of Alton; and a sister, JoAnn Baldwin of Alton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Wayman 11/01/97
Ebert E. Wayman, 77, of Medora, died Nov. 1, 1997. He married Tink Webb, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Gary of Alton, and Randy; a brother, Gene of Orville, Ca.; sisters, Doris Bridgeman of East Alton, Christine Marshall of Jerseyville, and Helen Thornton of Medora; and six grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Weaver 08/04/99
Ralph Elden Weaver, 76, of Jerseyville, died Aug. 4, 1999, in Foster Township. He married Esther Phillips, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Mike of Godfrey, and Tim of Jerseyville; and a sister, Doris Ferguson of Bethalto. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to St. Johnís United Church of Christ in Brighton, and the ritual team of Alton V.F.W. Post 1308.

Weaver 01/11/00
Violet Weaver, 82, of Alton, died Jan. 11, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Ernest, preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister, Mabel Davis of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Webb 05/10/97
Agnes Webb, 74, of Bethalto, died May 31, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Aromn, preceded her in death. Surviving are a sister, Nancy Piskulic of Ferguson, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Jane Barton of Alton; and a brother-in-law, Darrell Schaake. Memorial services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Webb 10/08/98
Kathline N. Webb, 88, of Alton, died Oct. 8, 1998, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Paul; and a daughter, Agnes Wegeschilde. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Webb 11/22/98
James Tyler Webb, 73, of Wood River, died Nov. 22, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Mona Reed, who preceded him in death, and then he married Zelda Bailey, who survives. Also Surviving are sons, James of Green Bay, Wi., and Larry of Lake Village, In.; and sisters, Ernestine Wayman of Medora, Teresia McCuiation of Bridgeview, and Sara Christian of Missouri. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Webb 04/07/00
Charlie W. B. Webb, 82, of Alton, died Apr. 7, 2000, in Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Surviving are sons, Charlie, Jr., of Battle Creek, Mi., James of Alton, and Harold of Fort Wayne, In.; a step-son, Bobby Ivory of Chicago; daughters, Leona Delores of Minneapolis, Mn., Janice Faye of Carlyle, and Patricia Webb of Alton; and sisters, Leona Thompson of Oxford, Ms., and Maggie Jones and Ruth Buckner, both of Alton. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. James Baptist Church in Alton.

Webb 08/23/00
Lance W. Webb, 82, of Alton, died Aug. 23, 2000, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. He married Elaine Hlastan, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Ron of Godfrey; a brother, Edwin of Tampa, Fl.; and a sister, Pauline Norman of Wagoner, Ok. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.

Weber 03/21/98
Edna Weber, 82, of Alton, died Mar. 21, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Alden, survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey of Alton; a daughter, Trudi Allen of Alton; and six grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and charities of choice.

Weber 05/26/99
Alden K. Weber, 83, of Alton, died May 26, 1999, in Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. He married Edna Cartwright, who preceded him in death. Formerly, he was owner of Marcal Asphalt Co., and Marcal Rope and Rigging. Surviving are a son, Jeff of Alton; a daughter, Trudi Allen of Alton; a brother, Bill, of Tucson, Az.; and sisters, Melba Thies and Dorthy Melzer, both of Chester, and June Wilson of Belleveille. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Weber 10/17/99
Mary K. Weber, 95, died Oct. 17, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are brothers, Joseph Goslik of Marine, and Paul Goslik of St. Charles, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Weber 12/31/99
Rhoda J. Weber, 90, of Alton, died Dec. 31, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Betty Gillespie of Alton, and Nell Berry of Key West, Fl. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Wegener 02/25/99
Joseph A. Wegener, 94, of Godfrey, died Feb. 25, 1999, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He married Elizabeth Manns, and Helen Rode, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Joseph of Godfrey; a step-son, Leo Rode of Pocahontas; daughters, Evelyn Ward of Alton, Margaret Klunk of Godfrey, Dorothy Nordyke of Sorento, and Lorene Melton of Brighton; and a step-daughter, Lavern Geiger of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey building fund, for masses, and the Jerseyville Nursing Center.

Wegman 06/10/98
Robert Wegman, 74, of Rosewood Heights, died Sept. 10, 1998, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Donna Penn, who survives. He was co-owner of Wegman Electric Co. in Bethalto. Also surviving are a daughter, Lora Solt of Bethalto; a brother, Don of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, June Scheffel of Alton. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.

Wehking 05/15/00
Norma Jean Wehking, 64, of Moro, died May 15, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Virgil, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Agnes Haukap; sons, Loyd of Bethalto, and Glenn of Edwardsville; daughters, Valerie Knight of Carlinville, Audrey Wolff of Brighton, Nancy Strohbeck of Fosterburg, and Jill Farace of St. Louis; brothers, Jack, Thomas and Daniel Eversgerd, all of Germantown, and William Eversgerd of East Meadow, N.Y.; and a sister, Shirley Eversgerd of Germantown. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Food for the Poor in Deerfield, Fl., and to charities of choice.

Weigel 11/03/98
Evelyn I. Weigel, 80, of Wood River, died Nov. 3, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Jack, preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister, Helen Black of Wayne, Pa. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the reconstruction fund of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Godfrey, and to charities of choice.

Weigel 10/19/00
Fred J. Weigel, 80, of Alton, died Oct. 19, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton.He married Virginia Hughson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, David of Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Janice Edwards of Borbonnais; a brother, Arthur of Livermore, Ca.; and sisters, Edna LaMarsh of Brussels, Alma Miller of Edwardsville, Dorothy Koch of East Alton, and Luella Cilly of Beaver Falls, Pa. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the trust fund of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.

Weinrich 10/27/99
Virginia Weinrich, 83, died Oct. 27, 1999, in Oak Forest Skilled Care Center in Ballwin, Mo. She is survived by a brother, Richard Weinrich of Ballwin. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses and to the Bells of St. Mary's Restoration Fund.

Weishaupt 12/04/97
Anna Weishaupt, 60, of Cottage Hills, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Francis, survives. Also surviving are sons, Patrick Helgen of South Roxana, and Gregory Helgen of Rosewood Heights; step-sons, Vincent Weishaupt of Rosewood Heights, and David Weishaupt of San Jose, Ca.; step-daughters, Cherris Neunaber of Bethalto, and Annette Cain of Gainsville, Fl.; sisters, Marcella Anderson of Plainview, and Wanda Burk of Hettick; and five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great step-grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Weiss 02/15/00
Estella M. Weiss died Feb. 15, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. Surviving are brothers, Raymond Widaman of St. Louis, and Robert Widaman of Pennsylvania; and a sister, Jean Mager of Illinois. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Welch 11/21/98
Walja Welch, 74, of Alton, died Nov. 21, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Douglas, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Alvin of Alton; daughters, Jeanette Goheen of Alton, and Vivian Walkington of Jacksonville; and a sister, Alla Chevichelova of Russia. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Carmi Baptist Children's Home.

Welch 09/08/99
William Irving Welch, 87, died Sept. 8, 1999, in Heritage Manor in Staunton. He married Fern Unverzagt, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Maurice of Mt. Olive; sisters, Dorothy Fite and Charlotte Thyre, both of Bunker Hill; and a brother, Dale of Woodburn. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Well 11/17/97
Alvera K. Well, 86, of Waterman, died Nov. 17, 1997, in her home. Services were through Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Welling 05/08/98
Clarence Welling, 96, of Fosterburg, died May 8, 1998, on Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Ivy Frankford, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Harold of Fosterburg; daughters, Lela Pitts of Bethalto, and Twila Pitts of Brighton; a brother, Lester of Fosterburg; and sisters, Sophia Meedin of Alton, and Alma Welling of Fosterburg. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Fosterburg Baptist Church.

Wells 03/18/97
Arthur Wells, 77, died Mar. 18, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. Graveside services were through Targhetta in Brighton.

Wells 04/10/98
Harold W. Wells, 82, of Alton, died Apr. 10, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Reba Kochersperger, who survives. Also surviving are a son, James of East Alton; a daughter, Alice Kincade of Alton; sisters, Louise Nesbit of Indianapolis, In., and Wilma Lowe of Alton; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Wells 05/19/98
Ira J. Wells, 92, of Alton, died May 19, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Helen Ward, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a brother, Richard of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Upper Alton Baptist Church and Saint Anthony's.

Wells 05/02/01
Gena Lee Wells, 68, of Jerseyville, died May 2, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are a daughter, Dayna Dahncke of Belleville; a brother, Tony Wells of Alton; and a sister, Pam Hopper of Hillsboro. Services were through Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jerseyville Area Humane Society.

Wendle 03/21/01
Louis John Wendle, 83, formerly of Alton, died Mar. 21, 2001, in Hallmark Nursing Home in Denver, Co. He married Lois Holbrook, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Gary of Denver; and sisters, Bernadette Miller and Annette Chappee, both of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Church and Marquette Catholic High School, both in Alton, and for masses.

Wenner 04/08/00
Carl R. Wenner, 64, of Godfrey, died Apr. 8, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Della Wood, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Carla Maichi of Bloomington, and Donna Gay of Peoria; a brother, William of Weston, Oh., and a sister, Thelma Sapp of Hoytville, Oh. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Abundant Life Church.

Wense 05/18/98
Margaret Wense, 87, of Alton, died May 18, 1998, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home. Her husband, Jose, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Michael of Alton, Richard of Jerseyville, John of Cottage Hills, Jesse of Granite City, and David of New Douglas; and daughters, Shirley Meletti of Bethalto, Angeline Wense of Alton, Rosa Staats of Bunker Hill, and Mary Zahn of Granite City. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Wente 11/15/98
Margie Marie Wente, died Nov. 15, 1998, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. She is survived by brothers, Charles Martin of Havana, Sherman Martin of Chester, and Francis Martin of Collinsville; and daughters, Sandra Laughlin and Judith Stanton, both of Brighton, and Jeanne Dana. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Pavilion Fund at Robings Manor.

Werner 03/18/97
Leo C. Werner, 76, died Mar. 18, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. A supervisor at the former Alton YMCA, Werner is survived by many friends. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Werts 10/05/99
Maude M. Werts, 99, of Fosterburg, died Oct. 5, 1999, in Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, Willard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Bernard of Montgomery, Al., and Harold of Nisswa, Mn. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the audio ministry of First Baptist Church of Fosterburg.

Wesley 05/28/01
Joy D. Wesley, 69, died May 28, 2001, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Carl, survives. Also surviving are sons, Roy of Sacramento, Ca., Raymond of Godfrey, and Jody of Wood River; brothers, Jerry Dobbs of Spring, Tx., and Howard Dobbs of St. Peters, Mo.; a sister, Belle Crain of St. Louis; and a half-brother, Wayne Dobbs of Robertsville, Mo. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Westfall 10/19/97
Jasper Westfall, 90, of Alton, died Oct. 19, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Helen Ruckman, who survives. Also surviving are a stepson, Jack Bailey of Bethalto' and 13 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.

Westmoreland 06/17/98
Lawrence William Westmoreland, 56, of Alton, died June 17, 1998, in his home. He married Rebecca Porter, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Curtis of Alton, and Lawrence, Jr., of Portage Des Sioux, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Wetzstein 06/28/97
Emil Wetzstein, 80, died June 28, 1997. He married Nina Reed, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a daughter, Sandy of Fresno, Ca. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given for masses and to St. Mary's Church.

Weule 09/13/99
Margaret Weule, 77, of Alton, died Sept. 13, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Bernard, survives. Also surviving are a sister, Kate Alles of Rockledge, Fl.; and a brother, Francis Berigan of Chulavista, Ca. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, and the St. Vincent DePaul Cathedral.

Wheeler 03/30/97
Wealthy Vera Wheeler, 88, died Mar. 30, 1997. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Bonnie Ash of Alton, and Carolyn Adams of San Jose, Ca.; a brother, Earl Groves of Polo, Il.; a sister, Mary Spittler of Casey, Il.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and to charities of choice.

Wheeler 10/31/98
Katherine Wheeler, 82, formerly of Alton, died Oct. 31, 1998, in Timberridge Nursing Center in Ocala, Fl. Her husband, Kenneth, survives. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Whipple 11/05/97
Mary E. Whipple, 83, of Cottage Hills, died Nov. 5, 1997, in her home. Her husband, Eugene, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Wallace of Wood River, and Harold of Bethalto; a daughter, Mary Tucker of Bethalto; a brother, John Schatte of Texas; a sister, Jewel McCarter of Joliet; and 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Cottage Hills Baptist Church.

White 12/04/97
Bonnie I. White, 73, of Brighton, died Dec. 4, 1997, in her home. Her husband, Clarence, survives. Also surviving are sons, Randy of Brighton, and Rodney of Godfrey; a brother, Leonard Barton of Bristol, Va.; and four grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Church of Christ in Godfrey.

White 01/09/00
Thomas White, 75, of Godfrey, died Jan. 9, 2000, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Hortense Stiritz, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Thomas and Ben, both of Godfrey; daughters, Alice Estebo of Menominee, Mi., Beverly Nevins of Godfrey, and Carlita Bornes of Brighton; and sisters, Elsie Banning and Alice Zollinger, both of Virden, and Marie Jenkins of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Wood River Hospice and the Godfrey Fire Department.

White 08/07/00
Steven L. White, 50, formerly of Wood River, died Aug. 7, 2000, in his home in Lewisville, Tx. He married Sharon Zerow, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Marlene Wells of Jerseyville; daughters, Bethany Parker of San Angelo, Tx., and Jessica and Michelle White, both of Fort Hood, Tx.; and brothers, Allen White of Jerseyville, and Mark Wells of Schaumberg.

Whiteman 11/28/00
Betty W. Whiteman, 93, died Nov. 28, 2000, in Blu-Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Godfrey. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Ray Dunbar, and a sister, Connie Allen, both of Wood River. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Carmi (Il.) Baptist Home.

Whiteside 03/21/98
Grace A. Whiteside, 90, of Alton, died Mar. 21, 1998, in Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Lee, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Betty DeRoy of Alamogordo, N.M., and Dora Mikoff of Godfrey; a son, Leroy of Wichita, Ks.; sisters, Lora Short of Cottage Hills and Letha Ansell of Brighton; and 36 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Godfrey Baptist Church and Eldercare's bus fund.

Wicker 11/26/00
Donald Allen Wicker, 34, of Alton, died Nov. 26, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a son, Troy of Bethalto; brothers, Thomas Wicker of Milwaukee, Wi., and Troy Coleman of Indian Mounds, Tn.; and a friend, Christina Drew of Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to a trust fund for the son.

Widaman 03/05/01
Richard Lee Widaman, 83, of Rosewood Heights, died Mar. 5, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are sons, Brad of East Alton, and Brian of Bethalto, a daughter, Judy Gullickson of St. Charles, Mo.; and a sister, Eunice Gerson of Springfield, Mo. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Wilburn 12/09/97
Rebecca A. Wilburn, 50, of Bethalto, died Dec. 9, 1997, in St. Louis University Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Hester Burton of Bethalto; brothers, Thomas Wilburn of Bethalto, and Bryan Wilburn of Alton; a sister, Susan Oetken of Alton; and friends, Fay Edmiaston of Bethalto, and Jan Bauer of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Humane Society, and A Living Tree Fund.

Wilcox 03/22/00
Carolyn J. Wilcox, 62, of Alton, died Mar. 22, 2000, in St. Louis University Hospital. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are sons, Brad of Charlotte, N.C., and John of Alton; a daughter, Wendy of St. Charles, Mo.; and a sister, Mary Conner of Clinton, Tn. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Wilfong 05/12/98
Michael Paul Wilfong, 37, of Edwardsville, died May 12, 1998, in his home. He married Laura Sanders, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Claude of Alton, and Edith Miller of East Alton; a son, William of East Alton; a daughter, Jacquelyn of East Alton; brothers James Davenport of East Alton, and Richard Wilfong of Carrollton; and sisters, Lisa Tungett of Alton, Claudia Higgenbotham of Caseyville, Brenda Shewmake of White Hall, Michelle Stapels of White Water, Mo., and Debbie Hietzman of Provo, Ut. Services were in Marks.

Wille 03/02/99
Victor C. Wille, 82, of Godfrey, died Mar. 2, 1999. He married Blanche Ealey, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Arlene Marberry, Barbara Parker, Theresa Fuchs, and Mary Brand, all of the Alton area, Patricia Fosko of University City, Mo., and Brenda Cope of Parker, Co.; sons, Richard of the Alton area, and Thomas of Rockmart, Ga.; a brother, Louis of Alton; a sister, Florence Mooney of Alton; and a half-sister, Edna McKay of Granite City. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Crisis Food Center in Alton.


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