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Dagwell 02/26/97
The Rev. Father Robert A. Dagwell, 73, died Feb. 26, 1997. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Daily 04/11/00
Bernadine Daily, 79, of Godfrey, died Apr. 11, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Burtis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Ridgeway; daughters, Ann Rider of Ridgeway, and Joan McCrea of Godfrey; a brother, Paul Goffinet of Texas; and sisters, Maxine Baker, Patricia Panarese, and Zella Fitts, all of Mt. Vernon, Mary Baine of Clinton, Ar., and Evelyn Runnels of Linton, In. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to S.S. Peter and Paul School in Alton, and for masses.

Dale 07/01/98
Joseph W. Dale, Sr., 72, of Bethalto, died July 1, 1998, in his home. He married Leona Clayton, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Joseph of Rome, N.Y., and James of Bethalto; a sister, Irene Bryant of Bethalto; and a brother, Robert of Coffeen. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and the Disabled American Veterans.

Dalton 03/11/01
Grace M. Dalton, 85, of Alton, died Mar. 11, 2001, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Alvin, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, August of Alton, and Gary of Brighton; daughters, Betty Gaffney, Pansy Hosfelt, Flora McGee, Glenda Lowe and Wanda Amizich, all of Alton; a brother, Buford Henry; and sisters, Arlene Smoot, Lily Buchanan, Lucille Turner, Pansy Schuetz and Lena Baze. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to East Alton Assembly of God Church, and St. Jude's.

Daniels 05/12/00
Raymond L. Daniels, 62, formerly of Alton, died May 12, 2000, in Reeds Spring, Mo. He married Cathleen Gum, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Robin McDaniel, Debbie Justis and Katrina Roberts, all of Alton; a step-daughter, Amy Urbeck of Kimberling City, Mo.; brothers, Carl Daniels and Robert Healy, both of Brighton; and a sister, Vivian Perkins of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Daniels 05/01/01
Charles H. Daniels, 72, formerly of Alton, died in Cottonwood, Az. He married Kathy Miller, who survives. Also surviving are children, David, Stephen and Sarah; step-children, Mike and Sherry; a brother, Claude of Troy, Mo.; sisters, Mary Daniels of Mount Vernon, and Ruth Laird of Alton; a sister-in-law, Marie Laird of Godfrey; and an aunt, Bertha Gent of Wood River. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Dannenbrink 02/12/97
Robert L. Dannenbrink, Sr., 63, died Feb. 12, 1997. Surviving are a son, Robert of Brighton; a daughter, Betty Rios of Atwater, Ca.; sisters, Marilyn Stiles of Jerseyville, Dorothy Hamilton of Bunker Hill, and Carolyn Featherstone of Alton; and several grandchildren. Services were in Gent's.

Dark 06/16/00
Fred Joseph Dark, 78, formerly of West Alton, Mo., died June 16, 2000, in Overland Park, Ks. He married Ruth Bevil, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Fredrick of Parkville, Mo.; and a brother-in-law, Arthur Wright of Marion. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Alton, and to the memorial fund of the Mississippi County Library in Charleston, Mo.

Darnell 11/14/00
Clara J. Darnell, 74, of Cottage Hills, died Nov. 14, 2000, in Primrose Center in Springfield, Mo. Her husband, Virgil, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Garold Raymond of San Diego, Ca., and Byron Raymond of Alton; a brother, Ralph Kahl of Bunker Hill; and a sister, Katherine Dey of Bunker Hill. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Darr 04/28/98
William C. Darr, 84, of Bethalto, died Apr. 28, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Ruth Evering, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Lonnie of California City, Ca., and David of Hillview; daughters, Billie Truetzschler of Moro, and Robin Scroggins of Carrollton; sisters, Mary Hillig and Martha Levi, both of Carrollton, and Ethel Shield of Hillview; and six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and Madison County Humane Society.

Darr 11/17/98
Gladys J. Darr, 75, of Piasa, died Nov. 17, 1998, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Dwight, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn Frank of Medora, and Kim Albert of Piasa; and sons, Larry of Shipman, Paul of Edwardsville, and Jeff of Piasa. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to Piasa United Methodist Church, and the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Darr 07/07/99
William Stanley Darr, 46, of Jacksonville, died July 7, 1999, in Passavant Area Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Floyd and Dixie of Godfrey; a daughter, Samantha Galvan of Alton; and a brother, Matthew of Godfrey. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Darr 02/18/00
Frances Darr, 61, of Meadowbrook, died Feb. 18, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Lance of Cottage Hills; and a daughter, Lee Reno of Meadowbrook. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Darr 12/21/00
Myron W. Darr, 71, of Medora, died Dec. 21, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Mo. He married Fern Loy, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard and Kenneth, both of Medora; daughters, Judy Stanton and Tammy Medford, both of Medora; brothers, Clyde, Loren and Dale, all of Medora, and Floyd of Jacksonville; and sisters, Maurietta Stone of Jerseyville, and Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Athletic Association.

Darr 03/12/01
David Ray Darr, 52, of East Alton, died Mar. 12, 2001, in his home. Surviving are his mother, Gladys Nickens of Godfrey; and a sister, Phyllis Taylor of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Community Christian Church of Alton.

Davenport 01/14/99
Billy B. Davenport, 68, of Bethalto, died Jan. 14, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Virginia Griffith, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Stephen of Champaign; daughters, Barbara Gaddey and Susan Movadi, both of Bethalto, and June Blankenship of Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; brothers, Gary Wintjen of Bethalto, Donald Davenport of Morgan City, La., and Bob Davenport of Yucipa, Ca.; and a sister, Wanda Sipes of Mesquite, Tx. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Deacons Fund at First Baptist Church of Bethalto, and the Boys Club of Bethalto.

Daves 02/21/97
Pearl L. Daves, 87, died Feb. 21, 1997. Her husband, Joe, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Junior and the Rev. Aldred Daves, both of Godfrey, Herschel of Labadie, Mo., Leonard of Ellisville, Mo., and Gary of Cattawissa, Mo.; daughters, Jane Goff and Betty Henderson, both of Jerseyville, Rosemary Esparza of Alton, Verlene Hicks of Godfrey, Florence Klein of Grafton, and Melba Bick of Kane; brothers, Floyd Hale of Phoenix, Az., and Donald Hale of East Alton; sisters, Louise Hale of Godfrey, and Edith Allison of Gindley, Ca.; and 29 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Services were through Gent's. Memorials may be given to Gospel Tabernacle in Godfrey.

Davey 01/25/97
Sarah F. Davey, 92, died Jan. 25, 1997. Her husband, Francis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Charles of Goodland, Ks.; daughters, Sarah M. Huber of Alton, and Mary C. Henson of Roxana; sisters, Margaret Hensler of Alton, and Frances Leissman of Miami, Az.; and 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Services were through Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the Crisis Food Center in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Davidson 05/30/99
Donald F. Davidson, 72, of Alton, died May 30, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Bette Ash, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Davidson of Alton; sisters, Audrey Sebold of Alton, and Ann Shuler of Godfrey; and a brother, William, of Godfrey. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

Davis 09/05/97
Sheila Davis, 41, of Alton, died Sept. 5, 1997, in Blu-Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Godfrey. Survivors include friends and an aunt. Services were in Gent.

Davis 01/30/98
Charley P. Davis, 78, of Alton, died Jan. 30, 1998 in Saint Anthony's. He married Virginia Bryles, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles of Brighton, and Jimmy of Paragould Ar.; step-sons, Randy Davis of Moro, and Ricky Davis of Brighton; step-daughters Robin Crane of Brighton, and Annette McKinnon of Roxana; a sister, Elsie Wilson of Rockford; and 20 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Davis 02/07/98
Lillie E. Davis, 100, of Alton, died Feb. 7, 1998, in Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William of Mount Olive, Leonard of Hyde Park, N.Y., and Terry of San Diego, Ca.; daughters, Mildred Walters of Alton, and Martha Schaller of Richland Center, Wi.; sisters, Agnes King of Marine, and Alice Dettmer of Ellinger, Tx.; and 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Davis 05/24/99
Bessie Mae Davis, 88, of Alton, died May 24, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Norma Kawainvi of Alton; a brother, Franklin Ralph of Fosterburg; and a sister, Mary Maynard of Cottage Hills. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Davis 06/29/99
Sammie J. Davis, 58, of Brighton, died June 29, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Sandy Bartow, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Shawn of Brighton; a daughter, Shelly Robinson of Brighton; and a brother, David of Brighton. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

Davis 11/18/99
William Amos Davis, 83, died Nov. 18, 1999, in St. John Hospital in Springfield. He married Juanita Fritsch, who survives. Also surviving are a son, William of Denham Springs, La.; daughters, Priscilla Mouat of Dorchester, Mi., Viola West of Salt Lake City, Ut., and Lucinda Osborn of Mt. Olive; sisters, Mildred Walters of Alton, and Martha Schaller of Wisconsin; a a brother, Leonard of Hyde Park, N.Y. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Davis 01/01/00
Evelyn L. Davis, 94, died Jan. 1, 2000. No survivors were listed. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Davis 04/30/01
Jewell L. Davis, 77, of Alton, died Apr. 30, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Oscar, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Michael Fettinger of Pachuta, Ms.; a daughter, Joy Lotz of Ferguson, Mo.; a brother, James Huggins of Kirkwood, Mo.; and a sister, Jean Day of Godfrey. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for the prayer garden at First United Methodist Church in Godfrey, and to the American Cancer Society.

Dawes 12/26/99
Douglas E. Dawes, 80, died Dec. 26, 1999, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. He married Laverne Burjess, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Cathy Spieler of Belleville; brothers, Robert, Donald and Kenneth, all of Marion, and Ted of Daytona Beach, Fl.; and sisters, Patsy Sanders of Little Rock, Ar., and Delores Curry of Goreville.

Day 06/05/99
Francis H. Day, 94, of Alton, died June 5, 1999, in his home. He was a chemical engineer/metallurgist for more than 50 years with Duncan Foundry and Machine Works in Alton. Surviving is a sister, Molly Sharp of St. Louis. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses, and to charities of choice.

DeCrevel 08/16/98
Mary Malinda DeCrevel, 87, of Hartford, died Aug. 16, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Sandra Halliday. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

DeMand 08/05/00
Jacob A. DeMand, 79, of Wood River, died Aug. 5, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Helen Barnes, who survives. Also surviving are sons, James of Alton, and John of Bethalto; a daughter, Margaret Gilreath of Alton; a brother, John of Mountain Home, Ar.; and a sister, Frances Zohlman of Doe Run, Mo.

DeNeef 04/22/98
Emile DeNeef, 52, of Godfrey, died Apr. 22, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. His wife, Dianne, survives. Also surviving are a son, Troy Gibbs of Quincy; daughters, Danielle Elliott of Godfrey, and Tara Gibbs of Pawnee; a brother, Gary of Worden; and sisters, Lucienne Weber of Worden, and Michelle Adams of Cottage Hills, and one grandson. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to V.F.W. Post 1308 in Alton.

DeSpain 07/16/00
Gaines W. DeSpain, 85, of Godfrey, died July 16, 2000, in his home. He married Linda LaChance, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David of Godfrey, and Dennis of Jacksonville, Fl. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton, and Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington, Mo.

Deatherage 12/16/00
Deatherage James Nathan Deatherage of Evergreen Park, died Dec. 16, 2000, Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. He married Lois Bauer, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Joan Jensen and Ann O'Donnell. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Decker 04/12/97
James Decker, 82, died Apr. 12, 1997. His wife, Dorothy, survives. Also surviving are a son, Tom of Grafton; a daughter, JoAnn Mullen of East Alton; a brother, Dave of Barefoot Beach, Fl.; and three grandchildren. Private services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Decker 06/16/98
Viola Mae Decker, 79, of Palmyra, died June 16, 1998, in Memorials Medical Center in Springfield. He husband, Oscar, survives. Also surviving are a son, James Baldwin of Port Vincent, La.; step-sons, Wayne Decker of Shelbyville, and Edmond Decker of Jacksonville; daughters, Carolyn Walden of Palmyra, and Donna Stillwell of Denim Springs, La.; a brother, William Irvin of Godfrey; and 7 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren. Services were in Gent.

Decker 11/25/00
Ruth Decker, 85, formerly of Alton, died Nov. 25, 2000, in Harrisburg (Il.) Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Claude, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Alton First Southern Baptist Church and the American Heart Association.

Deem 06/11/98
Marjorie M. Deem, 63, of Holiday Shores, died June 11, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Jerry, survives. Also surviving are brothers, Edison Landreth of Holiday Shores, and Leroy Landreth of Bethalto; and sisters, Jean Winchester of Wood River, and Betty Ottwell of Plainview. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and to charities of choice.

Delassus 07/25/98
Harold E. Delassus, 45, of Brighton, died July 25, 1998, in Godfrey. He married Janet Ryder, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Carrie, and a son, Barry, both of Brighton; his parents, Richard and Marion Delassus; and brothers, Dennis and Ronald, both of Brighton. Services were through Targhetta in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Music and Drama Club at Southwestern High School.

Delehanty 03/02/97
Melba Louise Delehanty, 75, died Mar. 2, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence. Surviving are sons, Larry Franklin of Godfrey, and Kevin Delehanty of Alton; and three grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Oasis Women's Center in Alton.

Delehanty 02/23/98
Marie Nichols Delehanty, 63, of Alton, died Feb. 23, 1998, in St. Louis University Hospital. She is survived by a son, James of Godfrey; daughters, Karen of Edwardsville, and Debi Ulery of Wood River; sisters, Phyllis Nichols of St. Louis, and Marilyn Dwyer; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army and Shriners Hospital.

Dennison 05/26/01
William H. Dennison, 93, of Alton, died May 26, 2001, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Surviving are cousins, Jane Curran of Alton, Sister Mary Dennison of Houston, Tx., and Patricia deKay of Durango, Co. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Denother 04/24/98
John W. Denother, 85, of Alton, died Apr. 24, 1998, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Florence Bartlett, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, John of St. Paul; a sister, Gertrude Denother of Alton; and two grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Denother 02/20/99
Gertrude D. Denother, 84, of Alton, died Feb. 20, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Presbyterian Church.

Denson 01/02/97
Irma S. Denson, 91, of Godfrey, died Jan. 2, 1998, in Blu-Fountain Manor Nursing Home. Her husband, Raymond, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Burger of Godfrey; and one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent.

Denzer 03/22/00
Ellen Julia Denzer, 80, of Alton, died Mar. 22, 2000, in St. Luke's West Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Kenneth, survives. Also surviving are a sister, Marilyn Green of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hunt of Clearwater, Fl. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, for its Habitat 2000 project.

Depper 10/02/99
George L. Depper, 73, of Godfrey, died Oct. 2, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Phyllis Bagley, who survives. Also surviving are sons, George of Godfrey, and Kenneth and Rodney, both of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church.

Derry 08/15/97
Eulah Derry, 86, died Aug. 15, 1997. Her husband, Burnie, survives. Also surviving are a son, Waldo of Versailles, Mo.; a daughter, Adrienne Puetzmann of Godfrey; a brother, Boyde Derry of Spokane, Wa.; sisters, Afton Willis of California, and Gwendolyn Parks of Baltimore, Oh.; and seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Dettmers 07/27/99
Shirley Audrey Dettmers, 70, of Bethalto, died July 27, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, William, survives. Also surviving are sons, William of Rosewood Heights, Craig and Paul, both of Bethalto, Gary of Columbus, Oh., and Steve of Wood River; daughters, Pamela Gass of Franklin, Teresa Langford of Alton, Sue Mitchell of Bunker Hill, and Mary Hagerty of St. Charles, Mo.; and a step-brother, Web Henke of Desert Wind, Ca. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto, and to charities of choice.

Deucker 04/17/01
Lester L. Deucker, 83, of Godfrey, died Apr. 17, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Lillian Robinson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas of Palm Springs, Ca.; daughters, Carolyn Gronemeier of Alton, and Jamie Watt of Mexico, Mo.; and a sister, Virginia Marshall of Cottage Hills. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Piasa Lodge #27 and Eastern Star #775.

Devine 08/31/00
Marie Lillian Devine, 82, died Aug. 31, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Kenneth, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Patrick of Fosterburg; a daughter, Sharon Fortin of Vienna; and a sister, Margaret Lange of Rogers, Ar. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

DiPasquale 08/19/00
Anthony B., 70, and Carole E. DiPasquale, 59, of Wood River, died Aug. 19 and 20, respectively. He died in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River, and she died in Alton Memorial Hospital. No survivors were listed. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Wood River, and the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Dial 01/29/97
Helen Elizabeth Dial, 94, of Bethalto, died Jan. 29, 1997 in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Elmer, of Lake Havasu, Az.; daughters, Edna Martin of Bull Shoal, Ar., Ruth Stair of Highland Park, Il., Bonnie Ringering of Bethalto, and Margaret Curtis of Riverside, Ca.; and 10 grandchildren and great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God Church in Cottage Hills.

Dickmann 01/04/97
Quentin J. Dickmann, 88, of Brighton, died Jan. 4, 1998, in Saint Clare's in Alton. He married Erma Bond, who survives. He had been director of pharmacy services at Wood River Township Hospital. Also surviving are a son, John of Poland, Oh.; a brother, Kermit of Winnetka, Ca.; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, and the Alton Salvation Army. 

Diepenbrock 09/16/99
Richard Alan Diepenbrock, 52, of Brighton, died Sept. 16, 1999, in his home. He married Beverly McGlawn, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gary of Meadowbrook; daughters, Bethany Jenkins of St. Peters, Mo., and Karen Diepenbrock of Alton; and a sister, Janet Ventimiglia of St. Louis. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

Dietschy 11/22/98
Kathryn Bertha Dietschy, 92, died Nov. 22, 1998, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. Her husband, LeRoy, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Betty Huber of Palo Alto, Ca., and Shirley Thomas of Bronston, Ky. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Nursing Home in Belleville.

Dietz 12/24/00
Mary Lucille Dietz, 81, of Alton, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Russell, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, Louis Liay of Champaign. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Dillon 02/12/97
Donald L. Dillon, 63, died Feb. 12, 1997. He is survived by a son Danny Shaw of Bethalto; a brother, Marty of Alton; and nieces, Jennifer, Sarah and Julie Dillon; and a nephew, Marty. Services were through Elias Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Dillon 02/14/00
Jo Ann Dillon, 55, of Alton, died Feb. 14, 2000, in Alton Senior High School. Her husband, Fred, survives. She was a teacher in the Alton Community School District 11 for 32 years, and began the girl's tennis program in 1973. She served as a member of the board of the Alton Park and Recreation Department. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Betty Campion of Alton; a daughter, Angela Meier of Meadowbrook; step-sons, Raymond Dillon of Chicago, Harold Dillon of Bloomington, and Randy Dillon of New Jersey; a sister, Dona Wright of Roxana; and brothers, Glenn Jackson of Alton, and James Jackson of Troy. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton High Girl's Tennis Team and the American Heart Association.

Dillow 01/31/97
Mary Dillow, 72, died Jan. 31, 1997. Her husband, Lewis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Otis of Longmont, Co.; brothers, Charles, Ross, and Phillip Moxey, all of Alton, and Joseph Moxey of Wood River; sisters, Dorothy Whyte of Alton, and Nina Wilson of Houston, Tx.; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to Abundant Life Church.

Dillow 05/05/01
Elaine Dillow, 82, died May 5, 2001. Her husband, Ralph, survives. Also surviving are sons, John Hobbs of Belvue, Ne., and Ray Hobbs of Godfrey; and daughters, Judy Cavasher and Cynthia Moore, both of East Alton, Alice Anderson of Jerseyville, and Janis Elder of Hartford. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Dinker 06/25/97
Dorothy M. Dinker, 94, died June 25, 1997. He was preceded in death by her husband, Henry. Surviving are daughters, Judy Draper of Alton, and Florence Coffman of Elizabeth, Ar.; and seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Services were in Staten. Memorials may be given to the chapel fund of Marian Heights Apartments in Alton, and for masses.

Dipazo 01/10/01
Anthony A. Dipazo, 73, of Rosewood Heights, died Jan. 10, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Ann Bono, who survives. Also surviving are sons, August of Alton, and David of Godfrey; and daughters, Paula Eddington of Florissant, Mo., Carol Dipazo, Diana Slaughter and Roberta Allen, all of East Alton, and Rosemary Meyer of Bethalto. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Dippel 11/06/97
Jay Dippel, 42, of Alton, died Nov. 6, 1997, in his home. He married Ginger Heintz, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, John and Betty Dippel of Godfrey; step-sons John and Scott Dixon, both of Alton; and a sister, Diane Palet of Irving, Tx. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church and the American Diabetes Association.

Dirksmeyer 02/20/01
Edgar F. Dirksmeyer, 76, of Godfrey, died Feb. 20, 2001, in Saint Clare's Health Center in Alton. He married Mary Thompson, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Diane Steele of Godfrey; and a brother, Edward of Carlinville. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Ditterline 02/14/98
Lois Nadine Ditterline, 68, of Godfrey, died Feb. 14, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Thomas, survives. Also surviving are a son, Steven of Fosterburg; a daughter, Nadine of Alton; and one granddaughter. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Ditto 02/20/97
Donald Ditto, 66, of Godfrey, died Feb. 20, 1997. He married Lela Carter, who survives. He retired from Olin Corp., where he had been purchasing manager. Also surviving are a son, Bruce of Godfrey; brothers, Alfred of Herrin, and Wayne of Grafton, W.V.; sisters, Betty Wilson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Judy Corley of Rantoul, and Lillie Brodkowicz of Sun City, Fl.; and one grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Heart Association.

Diuguid 04/12/97
Carolee Diuguid, 57, of Cottage Hills, died Apr. 12, 1997, in Christian Northwest Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Willis, survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeff of Cottage Hills; daughters, Rebecca of Alton, and Amanda Bouman of Iowa; brothers, Larry Wood of Bethalto, Marvin Eatmon of Bunker Hill, and Robert Barrett of Colorado; sisters, Mae Bruhn and Belva Gwilliam, both of Worden, and Ethel Lewis of Baton Rouge, La.; and four grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Cottage Hills Baptist Church.

Diveley 08/21/00
Oran J. Diveley, 76, formerly of South Roxana, died Aug. 21, 2000, in his home in Bunker Hill. He married Jewel White, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Daniel of Keokuk, Ia.; Terry and Keith, both of Wood River; and Kent of Crossville, Tn.; daughters, Sandra Clark of Decatur, Al., Pamela Purcell of Aiken, S.C., and Sheri Strohmeier of Bunker Hill; and sisters, Jean Brown of Mathis, Tx., and Pat Dillow of Bolivar, Mo. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Dixon 10/13/97
Nancy L. Dixon, 62, died Oct. 13, 1997. Her husband, Orville, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John, William, Dan and Terry, all of Alton; daughters, Deann Porter of East Alton, and Mary Edelen and Paula Lawver, both of Alton; a sister, Rosemarie Kirsch of Brighton; and 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton.

Dixon 06/02/97
Marvin Alfred Dixon, 77, of Godfrey, died Dec. 2, 1997, in his home. He married June Rosa, who survives. Also surviving are sons, George of Alton, and Carl of Bethalto; daughters, Donna Heil of Bethalto, and Jane Dixon of California; and eight grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church of Godfrey, and Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Dixon 06/13/00
Vera Dixon, 86, of Alton, died June 13, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. Her husband, Arthur, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Dodd 09/22/97
John L. Dodd, 79, of Cottage Hills, died Sept. 22, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Verioa Sisk, who survives. Also surviving are a son, David of Colchester; a daughter, Fae Lyles of Taylorville; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Dodge 02/26/01
Wylma Esther Dodge, 93, of Medora, died Feb. 26, 2001, in Eden Brook Senior Living in Houston, Tx. Her husband, Marcus, preceded her in death. She was co-owner of the Medora Elevator for 48 years. Surviving is a son, Gerald of Houston. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Doerr 01/21/98
Herman H. Doerr, 80, of Alton, died Jan. 21, 1998, in his home. He married Dorothy Grizzle, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Fred of Alton, and Steve of Bethalto; a daughter, Grace Ball of St. Petersburg, Fl.; sisters, Lorine LaPelle of Alton, and Mildred Early of Cuba, Mo.; and four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were in Fine and Quinn. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, and Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton.

Doerr 01/16/98
Gertrude Mae Doerr, 94, of Bethalto, died Jan. 16, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. Surviving is a sister, Dorothy Rutherford of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Assembly of God Church.

Donelson 11/22/00
Mabel M. Donelson, 87, of Alton, died Nov. 22, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Loren, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, David Woods of Prairietown. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Donham 07/01/98
Clyde Doyle Donham, 82, of Roxana, died July 1, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mildred Blackard, who survives. He was active in politics and service organizations, and was an employee of Shell Oil Co. Also surviving are a son, John of Prairie Village, Ks.; and sisters, Mary Donham of Enfield, Naomi Clark of Corvallis, Or., and Phyllis Davis. Services were in Marks.

Donnelly 03/29/98
Dr. Bernard Aloysius Donnelly, 82, formerly of Alton, died Mar. 29, 1998, in Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis. He married Anne Disch, who preceded him in death. Dr. Donnelly was a prominent physician and surgeon in Alton, prior to retirement. Surviving are sons, Paul of St. Louis, Jerome of Chicago, James of Cleveland, Oh., and Michael of Miami Beach, Fl.; daughters, Anne Mosinski of Ballwin, Mo., Mary Black of Glendale, Mo., Margaret Donnelly of Richmond Heights, Mo., Eileen Donnelly of Santa Cruz, Ca., and Joan Donnelly of Atlanta, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Mother of Good Counsel Home, and the American Cancer Society.

Doolen 11/06/00
E. Eugene Doolen, 71, of Rosewood Heights, died Nov. 6, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Siddens, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Terry of Bethalto, and Dale of East Alton; a daughter, Genia Ruckman of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Vivian Collier of Shobonier. Services were in Gent Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Dooley 07/08/97
Willard L. Dooley, Jr., 54, died July 8, 1997. He is survived by a son, Scott of Otterville; daughters, Shawn Nass and Mary Dooley, both of Alton, and Shannon Burns of California; a sister, Gladys Towell of Des Plaines; and five grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Dooley 05/23/98
Jacqueline Ann Dooley, 60, of Fosterburg, was pronounced dead on May 23, 1998. Her husband, John, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Mildred Kolesa of Fosterburg; a son, John of Godfrey; daughters, Terrilynne Milcic of Godfrey, and Mary Dooley of Twin Bridges, Mt.; brothers, John Kolesa, Jr., of Brighton, and Lawrence Kolesa of Long Beach, Ca.; a sister, Marilyn Citrone of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Pain Research Clinic.

Dooley 09/14/98
Carl Dooley, 88, of St. Petersburg, Fl., died Sept. 14, 1998, in Bon Secours-Maria Manor. He married Kathleen Molloy, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Stromske of Godfrey, and Mary Henaty of St. Petersburg. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Alzheimer's Association, and for masses at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton.

Dopp 02/16/00
Joseph E. Dopp, 82, of Cottage Hills, died Feb. 16, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. He married Myrtle Slover, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a sister, Josephine Pennington of Hannibal, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Dorris 01/16/00
Jack Dorris, 74, of Texarkana, Tx., died Jan. 16, 2000, in Christus-St. Michael Hospital there. He married Alice Williamson, who preceded him in death. He was a Baptist minister in Alton for 40 years. Surviving are sons, Stanley of Texarkana, and Phillip of Portsmouth, Va.; and a daughter, Rebecca Grahs of st. Paul, Mn. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Dorsey 01/26/97
Ida E. Dorsey, 91, of Moro, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Maurice, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, William of Moro; daughters, Jean Cooper of Bethalto, and Joan Roley of Bellingham, Wa.; brothers, John Manns of Alton, and Alcide Manns of Columbia, Mo.; sisters, Ella Musgrave of East Alton, and Lena Henderson of Alton; and 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith. Memorials may be given to the Moro Presbyterian Church.

Dorsey 08/24/99
Ralph Edward Dorsey, 72, of Alton, died Aug. 24, 1999, in D'Adrian Convalescent Home in Godfrey. He married Edith Schleeper, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Mark of Alton; daughters, Donna Cunningham and Karen DeGrand, both of Alton, and Barbara Murphy of Godfrey; and a sister, Norma Evans of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the building fund of St. Matthew's Church in Alton, and for masses.

Doss 05/24/98
Myra May Doss, 85, of Alton, died Aug. 24, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Brown of Brighton, and Louetta Lippard of Bethalto. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Douglas 03/21/97
Daniel Douglas, 74, died Mar. 21, 1997. He married Vivian Cranmer, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Rebecca Stewart of Florissant, Mo., and Donna Bailey of Seminole, Fl.; and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Dover 02/07/00
Lois Louise Dover, 83, died Feb. 7, 2000, in Eldercare of Alton. Her husband, Virgil, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, William of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Edna Dover of Godfrey. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Dowdy 09/21/97
Cecil C. Dowdy, 87, formerly of Alton, died Sept. 21, 1997, in Greensboro, N.C. His wife, Ada, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Rita Fredrick; and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church.

Dowdy 10/07/99
Pauline A. Dowdy, 92, of Bethalto, died Oct. 7, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving is a daughter, Wanda Eudy of Wood River. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association, and to charities of choice.

Downey 12/08/97
Edith Downey, 97, of Grafton, died Dec. 8, 1997, in Eunice Smith Nursing Center in Alton. Her husband, Percy, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Ruyle of Godfrey; and five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the Grafton Methodist Church.

Downing 06/10/97
Cecil Henry Downing, Sr., 67, of Cottage Hills, died June 4, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Kato Masuda, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Quenton of Alton, Cecil of Litchfield, and Earl of Kitgingen, Germany; daughters, Helen Eyers of Hartford, and Arlene Kaltmayer of St. Louis; brothers, Robert of Alton, Charles of Bunker Hill, and Carl of Quinten, Al.; and sisters, Lillie Fletcher of Columbia, Mo., and Carol Lee of Crorion, Ky. Services were in Marks. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Downs 04/21/98
Lenora Louise Downs, 65, of Brighton, died Apr. 21, 1998, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Jack, survives. Also surviving are brothers, Howard Kulenkamp of Alton, and Homer Kulenkamp of Chesterfield. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Women's Group of First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Downs 03/20/01
Robertus E. Downs, 85, of Godfrey, died Mar. 20, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a son, Doug Heaton of Salem; and daughters, Donna Sisk of Chesterfield, Mo., and Twyla Zerwas of Mission Viejo, Ca. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Drake 03/23/97
William F. Drake, 72, died Mar. 23, 1997. He married Dorothy Larrison, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael of Alton; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Drake 03/23/97
William F. Drake, 72, died Mar. 23, 1997. He married Dorothy R. Larrison, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Mike of Alton; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Draper 11/27/98
Bernice M. Draper, 88, of East Alton, died Nov. 27, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Russell, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Robert Peck of Wood River; a step-son, Jack Draper of Murpheysboro; and a daughter, Patricia Wardle of East Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Dreith 03/16/00
Lorraine L. Dreith, 61, of Bethalto, died Mar. 16, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Charles, survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles of Burlington, Ontario, Can.; a daughter, Joni Bunt of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Joan Chester of Moro. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army in Alton.

Drennan 06/20/99
Mary M. Drennan, 55, of Alton, died June 20, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. Surviving are sons, Charles of Alton, and James of Shiloh. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the intensive care unit of Alton Memorial Hospital. E. W. Burdorff

Dreon 05/22/00
Elfie J. Dreon, 81, of Rosewood Heights, died May 22, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James of Bethalto, David of Marion, and Larry of Benjamin, Ut.; and a brother, Herman Rhodes of New London, Mo. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights.

Drew 08/10/98
Everett D. Drew, 73, of Alton, died Aug. 10, 1998, in Lilesville, N.C. He married Virginia Parker, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Daniel of Brighton, and Patrick of Moro; a daughters, Patricia Sanchez of Orland Park; brothers, Floyd of Carlinville, and Eldon of Palmyra; and sisters, Ruby Dabbs of Lilesville, Mae Branham of Caulfield, Mo., and Grace Gibson of Carlinville. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to V.F.W. Post #1308, and Marquette Catholic High School.

Drew 10/01/98
William D. Drew, 90, of Brighton, died Oct. 1, 1998, in his daughter's home. He married Josephine Kelly, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Catherine Wolff of Brighton, and Rose Rexing of Bethalto; and a sister, Minrod Norton of Shook, Mo. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given for masses, and to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Drew 12/31/98
Mabel F. Drew, 92, died Dec. 31, 1998, in Eldercare of Alton. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Kay Fox of Godfrey, and Jean Conrad of Alton; and a sister, Jessie Fleming of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Droste 08/24/97
William J. Droste, 72, died Aug. 24, 1997. He married Rosemarie Blankemeier, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John of Wood River; a daughter, Barbara Bruce of Worden; sisters, Catherine Kasten of Alton, and Margaret Droste of Kirkwood, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to the Belle of St. Mary's Church, and the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

DuChemin 04/13/97
Mary V. DuChemin, 91, died Apr. 13, 1997, in Eunice C. Smith Home in Alton. She and her late husband, Harold, had owned the Glenwood Mobile Home Community on Seminary Road in Alton. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia; a grandson; and three great grandchildren. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church.

DuPont 05/13/97
Florence E. DuPont, 78, of Jacksonville, Il., died May 13, 1997, in Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. Her husband, Joffre, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Anita Vaughn of Bunker Hill; brothers, Richard Sawyer of Cottage Hills, Harold Sawyer of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Paul Sawyer of Long Beach, Ca., and Floyd Sawyer of East Alton; and a sister, Judy Thurston of Forsyth, Mo. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Duello 04/20/99
Clement A. Duello, 88, of Godfrey, died Apr. 20, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Helen Maas, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Theodore of Bentwood, Tn.; daughters, Patricia McNamara of St. Louis, and Sister M. Cecilianne Duello, O.P., of Jacksonville; brothers, Leonard of Stone Mountain, Ga., Henry of Glenview, and Norbert of Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister, Marie Peters of Cedar Rapids, Ia. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the education funds at St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey, and Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, and for masses.

Dugan 04/06/01
Frances M. Dugan, 88, of Wood River, died Apr. 6, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Peter, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Joe of Wood River; a daughter, Adele Proffer of Godfrey; a brother, Jerome Horosiewicz of Bristol, Va.; and sisters, Gertrude Roth of Edwardsville, and Eleanor Roth of O'Fallon. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's Catholic School in Wood River.

Duncan 04/14/00
Franklin F. Duncan, Sr., 91, of Alton, died Apr. 14, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary McAfee, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Frank of Floyds Knob, In.; a step-son, Robert McAfee of Edwardsville; a daughter, Helen Stillwell of Bethalto; and a step-sister, Idabell Bailey of Indiana. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Ronald McDonald House.

Duncan 12/16/00
William J. Duncan, 76, of Piasa, died Dec. 16, 2000, in Jersey Community Hospital. He married Marjorie Murray, who survives. Also surviving are a son, William of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Sandy Moore of Jerseyville; a brother, Robert of Wyoming; and sisters, Virginia Leatherby of Sorento, Lyle Cavemy of Gillespie, and Marilyn Cavemy of Litchfield. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to Piasa United Methodist Church.

Duncan 03/28/01
Kimiko Duncan, 69, of Alton, died Mar. 28, 2001. Her husband, Donald, survives. Also surviving are sons, Dennis of Maryville, and Kevin of Alton; brothers, Katuo and Esamu Takahashi; and a sister, Asako Takahashi. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Dunham 12/02/98
Sophie A. Dunham of Alton, died Dec. 2, 1998, in Rosewood Care Center. Her husband, Mark, preceded her in death. Surviving are a nephew, Jack Tueth of Godfrey; and a niece, Barbara Pope of Fenton, Mo. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses and to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.

Dunn 01/19/99
James D. Dunn, 89, of Alton, died Jan. 19, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Agnes Gray, who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Dianna Jones of Kuttawa, Ky., and Nancy Adams of Eddyville, Ky.; and a brother, Kenneth of Kuttawa. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, and to charities of choice.

Dunnagan 12/15/98
Mary Ann Dunnagan, 51, of East Alton, died Dec. 15, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her mother, Mildred Maguire of Godfrey; a son, Derek; a daughter, Darci Dunnagan; and a brother, Roy Maguire. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Foundation for the Mary A. Dunnagan Writing History/Philosophy Award.

Dunnagan 10/08/99
Drew W. Dunnagan, 75, of East Alton, died Oct. 8, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Margaret Horstman, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Stephen; and a sister, Zada Good of Benton, Ky. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, and Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Dunscombe 06/16/00
Jeanne Fable Dunscombe, 76, of East Alton, died June 16, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. She owned Fable Dance Studio in East Alton for 45 years. Surviving is a daughter, Jamie Gwaltney of Edwardsville. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the children's ministries of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights.

Dunsing 01/14/01
Ida P. Dunsing, 98, of Godfrey, died Jan. 14, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Preceding her in death were husbands, Morris Hall and Albert Dunsing. Surviving are a step-son, Thomas Dunsing of South Carolina; a step-daughter, Martha Unkefer of East Lansing, Mi.; and sisters, Marjorie Dintelmann of Bethalto, and Helen Rockefeller of Tigard, Or. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church in Alton.

Dunston 02/21/99
Lillian Dunston, 80, of Alton, died Feb. 21, 1999, in Saint Clare's Heath Center in Alton. Her husband, William, survives. Also surviving are a son, Danny of Alton; daughters, Carol Newell of Godfrey, Sandy Geisler of O'Fallon, Mo., and Joyce Larson and Debra Keatts, both of Walla Walla, Wa.; and sisters, Flora Raymond and Velma Klein, both of Mitchell. Services were in Gent Funeral Home.

Dupatz 04/26/01
Richard M. Dupatz, Sr., 66, of Godfrey, died Apr. 26, 2001, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Linda Kirk, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Richard, Jr., of Fosterburg; a daughter, Diann Kupke of Florissant, Mo.; and a brother, Frank of Lake Wales, Fl. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association and Saint Anthony's Hospice, both in Alton.

Duty 02/03/97
Lillie May Duty, 89, of Cottage Hills, died Feb. 3, 1997, in Blu Fountain Manor Nursing Home in Godfrey. Her husband, Andrew, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Nancy Williams of Alton, Nettie Bilbruck of Cambridge, Il., and Lillie James of Bradenton, Fl.; sons, Lloyd of Bunker Hill, the Rev. Andrew Duty of Citrus Heights, Ca., and the Rev. John Duty of Valley Station, Ks.; and 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Duvall 12/21/99
Alla Marie Duvall, 89, of Glen Carbon, died Dec. 21, in Eden Village Retirement Center. Her husband, Sterling, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Donald of Hardy, Ar., and Robert of Bethalto; and a sister, Martha Johnson of Las Vegas, Nv. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Unit of Eden Village.

Duvall 08/30/00
Helen V. Duvall, 91, died Aug. 30, 2000, in Eunice Smith Home in Alton. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Suzanne Jacobitti of Alton, Virginia Fielder of Suffolk, England, and Joan Livingston of Canastota, N.Y.; and a brother, Harrison Smith of Long Beach, Ca. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Nature Institute in Godfrey, and the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis.

Dwiggins 01/25/97
Clarence V. Dwiggins, 66, died Jan. 25, 1997. He married Rita M. Boschert, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Scott of Alton, and Bryan of Cottage Hills; a brother, Dallas of Alton; a sister, Shirley Lienhop of St. Peters, Mo.; and two grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Dwiggins 09/07/97
Albert V. Dwiggins, 80, formerly of Alton, died Sept. 7, 1997, in Sarasota, Fl. He married Olga Rozack, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, David of Sarasota; and two grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society.

Dwiggins 11/17/98
Michael Lawrence Dwiggins, 49, of Los Angeles, Ca., died Nov. 17, 1998, in Tarzana Hospital, Ca. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen of Forissant, Mo.; a sister, Barbara Brennan of St. Charles, Mo.; and brothers Richard of Bacliff, Tx., and Steven of West Alton, Mo. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and for masses.

Dycus 02/20/98
Leta M. Dycus, 96, formerly of Alton, died Feb. 20, 1998, in Tucker, Ga. Her husband, Chester, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Gene of Atlanta, Ga.; and one grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church and the American Cancer Society.

Dyer 05/10/99
Ruth L. Dyer, 85, of East Alton, died May 10, 1999, in Wood River Township Hospital. His wife, Atlee, preceded him in death. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Dykeman 11/02/99
Cleveland H. Dykeman, 70, of Alton, died Nov. 2, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Martha Henrion, who preceded him in death. Surviving are daughters, Kathleen Darr and Kim Graf, both of East Alton, Kris Lafikes of Chillicothe, Karla Gossell of Arlington, Tx., and Karin King of Alton; brothers, George of Knoxville, Tn., Wilbur of Alton, and Gordon of Booneville, Mo.; and sisters, Wilma Johnson and Melba St. Peters, both of California, Barbara Swain of Alton, Nancy Stover of Columbia, Mo., and Rita Baze of Hardin. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the William BeDell School in Wood River, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.


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