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Fahnestock 01/30/01
Helen D. Fahnestock, 88, of Wood River, died Jan. 30, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Eugene, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Tom of Alton; daughters, Ann Monroig of Washington, Mo., and Mary Gill of Hamilton Ontario, Canada; a brother-in-law, Charles of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Cornell of Wood River. Services were through Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the building fund of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Fahrig 01/23/99
Carrie M. Fahrig, 99, died Jan. 23, 1999, in Eldercare of Alton. She is survived by a nephew, Spencer Middlecoff of Florida. Services were in Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey, and to charities of choice.

Fansler 02/13/99
Dorothy L. Fansler, 74, of Alton, died Feb. 13, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Raymond, survives. Also surviving are daughters, Sandra Harpole of Florissant, Mo., and Sharon Voss of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Raymond Young of Alton; and a sister, Katherine Johns of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, and Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Farenzena 03/02/99
Sister Mary Lucilla Farenzena, 89, O.S.U., died Mar. 2, 1999, in Ursuline Infirmary in Alton. She taught throughout the United States, and was a principal in Godfrey. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Ursuline Convent in Alton. 

Farmer 03/30/97
Norma E. Farmer, 96, died Mar. 30, 1997. She is survived by cousins, Evaline Dunkel of Godfrey, and Cecil Voyles of Sorento, Il. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Fassero 06/11/98
James L. Fassero, 62, of Brighton, died June 11, 1998, in Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He married Jeannette Cooper, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Lee Tardino of Wood River, and Teresa Fassero of Gillespie; and two grandchildren. Services were through Marks. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Fatchett 02/03/99
William N. Fatchett, 89, of Alton, died Feb. 3, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Dorothy Best, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Larry of Alton, and Kenneth Best of Marietta, Ga.; daughters, Sue Reis of Elsah, and Rose Foiles of Shipman. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Faulstich 09/12/97
Jessie Faulstich, 88, of Alton, died Sept. 12, 1997, in University Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Her husband, Elmer, preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society.

Fawcett 09/13/97
Dorothy Fawcett, 85, of Alton, died Sept. 13, 1997, in Los Angeles, Ca. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Buerkle, and is survived by her second husband, Claude. Also surviving are sons, John Buerkle of Lake Forest, Il., and James Buerkle of Dallas, Tx.; step-sons, James and Robert Fawcett, both of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton, and the New Piasa Chautauqua.

Fay 08/11/98
Penny Sue Fay, 46, of Alton, died Aug. 11, 1998, in Jersey Community Hospital. Her husband, Thomas, survives. Also surviving are her parents, Leslie and Betty Gibson; daughters, Heather Goers and Laura Fay, both of Alton; and brothers, Steve Gibson of Alton, and Les Gibson of Colorado. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the J. B. Johnson Early Childhood Center and the Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton, Christian Education Fund.

Fearno 10/12/99
James I. Fearno, 79, died Oct. 12, 1999. He married Vernetta Hering, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a son, Thomas of Wood River. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Feddersen 12/26/00
Dula Ann Feddersen, 94, of Andover, Mn., died Dec. 26, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Pastor Elmer Feddersen, survives. Also, surviving is a daughter, Lois Hauschild of Andover. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Federle 03/03/99
William V. Federle, 71, of Godfrey, died Mar. 3, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Peggy Blackketter, who survives. Also surviving are sons, William Federle of Elsah, and Marty Gress of Godfrey; daughters, Melinda Stiltz of Fosterburg, and Milli Hill of Bethalto; brothers, August of Cape Coral, Fl., and Norbert of East Alton; and sisters, Mary Bregenzer of Jersey County, and Velva Jouett and Ann Corwin, both of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Treehouse Wildlife Center, and the American Lung Association.

Feldman 04/15/98
Susan Lee Feldman of Godfrey, died Apr. 15, 1998, in her home. Her husband, William, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Leona Kreider of Alton; and a sister, Sylvia Donovan of Ft. Worth, Tx. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society.

Feldman 03/22/00
William Dean Feldman, 60, of Godfrey, died Mar. 22, 2000, in his home. He married Susan Kreider, who preceded him in death. Surviving are brothers, Kenneth of Bunker Hill, Paul of Cottage Hills, Leroy of Godfrey, and Floyd of Bonne Terre, Mo.; and sisters, Violet Rexford of Alton, and Shirley Obergoener of St. Louis. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.

Feldman 05/29/01
Paul Feldman, 71, of Cottage Hills, died May 29, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Lois Redman, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, David of Godfrey, and Joseph of Prairietown; a daughter, Susanne Bray of Mt. Olive; brothers, Kenneth of Bunker Hill, Floyd of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Leroy of Godfrey; and sisters, Violet Rexford of Alton, and Shirley Obergoenner of St. Louis. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the benevolent fund at Calvary Baptist Church.

Feltes 05/19/00
Muriel Kathleen Feltes, 76, of Meadowbrook, died May 19, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Robert of Meadowbrook, Richard of Rensselaer, In., and Robert of Hewitt, Tx.; daughters, Nancy Cadogan of Denver, Co., and Pamela Sugg of Meadowbrook; and a brother, Gerald Langford of Florida. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills.

Fenwick 10/22/97
Florence V. Fenwick, 97, formerly of Alton, died Oct. 22, 1997, in Delmar Gardens-North in Florissant, Mo. Her husband, Alvin, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Mason of Florissant; a brother, Frank Stringer of Spanish Lake, Mo.; a sister, Ellen Harris of Spanish Lake; and two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Fenwick 04/29/98
Robert D. Fenwick, 65, of Godfrey, died Apr. 29, 1998, in his home. He married Polly Wells, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Chris of Godfrey; a daughter, Susan Hand of Alton; a brother, Roy of Mountain Home, Ar.; and a sister, Maxine Bridwell of Edwardsville. Services were in Gent.

Fergurson 03/30/98
Regina D. Fergurson, 65, of Alton, died Mar. 30, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Surviving are sons, Michael of Alton, Charlie of Ohio, Johann of Idaho, and David of St. Joseph.; a brother, Hans Erdel of Germany; a sister, Margrete Cuthbertson of Alton; and 15 grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to the missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Ferguson 02/03/00
Elsie M. Ferguson, 80, died Feb. 3, 2000. Her husband, Clifford, preceded her in death. No survivors were listed. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Ferguson 11/18/00
Josephine L. Ferguson, 77, of Alton, died Nov. 18, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Loyal, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Smallwood of Escondido, Ca.; and a sister, Joann Conlee of Dayton, Oh. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

Ferguson 12/13/00
Roy H. Ferguson, 72, of Bethalto, died Dec. 13, 2000, in his home. He married Agnes Vaughn, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Sam of Summerville, S.C.; a daughter, Nancy Doughty of Blue Springs, Mo.; and sisters, Margaret Crouch of Springfield, Mo., and Naomi Bacon of Deltona, Fl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Youth Fund of Bethalto Church of God.

Ferrell 12/24/00
Leo Ferrell, 76, of Godfrey, died Dec. 24, 2000, in his home. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Diabetic Foundation for research.

Fessler 09/08/97
Donald C. Fessler, 70, of Elsah, died Sept. 8, 1997, in his home. He married Charlotte Williams, who survives. Also surviving are five daughters, two sisters, 17 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society.

Fessler 03/02/99
JoAnn Fessler, 68, of Godfrey, died Mar. 2, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Harry, survives. Also surviving are sons, Alan of Hillsboro, and Wayne of Lakeville, Mn.; a daughter, Elizabeth Dietrich of Cedar Hill, Mo.; and a brother, Karl Keasler of Wilton, Ct. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Fessler 04/09/01
Elizabeth Irene Fessler, 74, of Alton, died Apr. 9, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Floyd, survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles File of Rialto, Ca., and Floyd Fessler, Jr., of Bethalto; daughters, Linda Wieneke of Granite City, and Cherie Rogg of Godfrey; a brother, Delmar File of Lottem, Ok.; and Ruby Middleton of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Feyerabend 11/24/99
Robert L. Feyerabend, 67, of Jerseyville, died Nov. 24, 1999, in his home. He married Ruth Bast, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Robert of Quincy; a daughter, Sherrie Hillman of Dow; sisters, Virginia Egelhoff of Jerseyville, Barbara Cartwright of St. Louis, and Elva Feyerabend of Hazelcrest; and brothers, Harold of Port Orange, Fl., and Neil of Georgia. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Health Department, and Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Fields 08/09/97
Lillian W. Fields, 83, of Alton, died Aug. 9, 1997, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Hubert, preceded her in death. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to S. S. Peter and Paul Church in Alton, and the Alton Area Animal Aid Association (5 A's).

Fields 10/15/97
Waverly G. Fields, 72, of Bethalto, died Oct. 15, 1997, in her home. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are sons, John of Godfrey, Jeffrey of Alton, and James of Houston, Tx.; daughters, Lou Tucker of St. Louis, and Susan Smith of Lafayette, La.; brothers, John Bower of Warren, Mi., and Robert Bower of New Jersey; a sister, Martha Swann of Bethalto; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Fields 06/04/01
Elizabeth Ann Fields, 69, of Alton, died June 4, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Lloyd, survives. Also surviving are sons, Bradley of Bethalto, and Randall of Alton; a daughter, Rachelle Stephenson of Alton; and a brother, Robert Campbell of Rosewood Heights. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Fields 06/04/01
Elizabeth Ann Fields, 69, of Alton, died June 4, 2001, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Lloyd, survives. Also surviving are sons, Bradley of Bethalto, and Randall of Alton; a daughter, Rachelle Stephenson of Alton; and a brother, Robert Campbell of Rosewood Heights. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Figge 05/11/01
Mary Elizabeth Figge, 82, of Alton, died May 11, 2001, in Brighton. Her husband, Raymond, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Harold McGowen of Brighton, James Figge of Medora, and Charles Figge of Alton; daughters, Elsie Daniels of Sandoval, and Ruth Franklin of Del City, Ok.; brothers, Paul Reynolds of Collinsville, and Larry Reynolds of Edwardsville; and sisters, Wilma McGowen of Hardin, Thelma Miller of Denver, Co., and Charlette Bagley of Troy. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

File 04/15/98
Freda C. File, 74, of Gillespie, died Apr. 15, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Her husband, Kenneth, survives. Also surviving are a son, Ken of Orlando Park; daughters, Sue Campbell of Dorchester, and Lisa Heyen of Gillespie; a sister, Ellen Kaley of Fort Pierce, Fl.; and six grandchildren. Services were in Landers Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church in Dorchester.

Fillback 06/29/99
Mary Fillback, 61, of Midway, died June 29, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly of Midway; and sisters, Viola Harvill of Bethalto, and Charlotte Coffman of Worden. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Bethalto.

Finke 05/12/00
Helen O. Finke, 90, of Bethalto, died May 12, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Edwin, preceded her in death. Surviving are nephews and nieces. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.

Fisher 09/05/98
Elvina A. Fisher, 64, of Bethalto, died Sept. 5, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Harvey, survives. Also surviving are sons, James Jennings of Alton, and Jack Jennings of Royal Lakes; a daughter, Lila Martin of Bethalto; brothers, Bert Henson, Jr., Charles Henson, Paul Henson and Everett Henson, all of New Castle, De.; and a sister, Mabel Burchell of Scottsville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

Fisher 09/05/98
Elvina A. Fisher, 64, of Foster Township, died Sept. 5, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Harvey, survives. Also surviving are sons, James of Alton, and Jack of Royal Lakes; a daughter, Lila Martin of Bethalto; brothers, Bert, Charles, Paul and Everett Henson, all of Delaware; and a sister, Mable Burchell of Scottsville. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Fisher 01/20/99
Harold E. Fisher, 96, of Brussels, died Jan. 20, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Kathryn Held, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Wayne of Alton; daughters, June Fisher of Brussels, and Doris Johnessee and Virginia Murphy, both of Alton. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey.

Fisher 04/17/00
Wesley Leon Fisher, Sr., 69, of Brighton, died Apr. 17, 2000, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He married Jean Plopper, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Lee of Edwardsville; daughters, Deborah Fredenberg, and Lori Montague, both of Brighton; and sisters, Mary Belangee of Godfrey, and Lorene Christian of Alton. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Brighton Betsey Ann Fire Department.

Fite 01/27/97
John O. Fite, 81, of Shipman, died Jan. 27, 1997, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He married Dorothy Welch, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Shirley Grothaus of Plainview, Rita Kallal of Medora, and Maude E. Eddington of Worden; a son, Harry of Bunker Hill; sisters, Thelma Schoeneman, Esther Taggart and Verna Kahl, all of Shipman, Dorothy Strohbeck of Brighton, and Merna Buhs of Woodburn; and 14 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Fitzgibbons 06/06/00
Frederick M. Fitzgibbons, 67, of Roxana, died June 6, 2000, in Wood River Township Hospital. He married Lucille Harley, who survives. Also surviving are a son, William of Jerseyville; a daughter, Lisa Epps of Jerseyville; step-daughters, Theresa Willson of Indianapolis, In., and Cynthia Hallstead of Roxana; and a brother, Edward of Jerseyville. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Flanigan 05/28/00
Robert Joseph Flanigan, 21, of Brighton, died May 28, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his parents, David and Deborah, and a sister, Christina, all of Brighton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Socity.

Flatt 11/13/99
Marlin E. Flatt, 87, of Gilbertsville, Ky., died Nov. 13, 1999, in Oakview Nursing Home in Calvert City, Ky. He married Sarah Gass, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Adelmo Marchiori of Bethalto; a daughter, JoAnn Thornton of Keysport; and sisters, Katherine Donovan of Wood River, and Rose Schlieper of Pearl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

Fleetwood 03/20/97
Helen L. Fleetwood, 70, died Mar. 20, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Ray. Also surviving are sons, David of Bethalto, and Donald of Anderson, In.; a daughter, Debra Leung of Portland, Or.; and seven grandchildren. Services were through Gent's. Memorials may be given to the Vaughn Hill Church of Christ in Wood River.

Fleming 05/01/97
Edward Earl Fleming, 76, died May 1, 1997. He married Kitty Waybright, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Richard of West Palm Beach, Fl., Jim of Charlottesville, Va., and Charles; a daughter, Sharon Wyne of Hagerstown, Md.; a brother, Russ of Godfrey; a sister, Hazel Grubb of Alton; and eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Oasis Women's Center and the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

Flowers 08/28/99
Randall Kent Flowers, Sr., 43, of East Alton, died Aug. 28, 1999. Surviving are a son, Randall, Jr., of East Alton; sisters, Marsha Elliott of Godfrey, Rose Browning of Fosterburg, Betty Steinacher of Carrollton, Lisa Ryan of Alton, and Karen Steward of Brighton; and brothers, Robert, Jr., and Michael, both of Alton, and Brad of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to charities of choice. 

Flowers 05/30/01
Danny Flowers, 53, died May 30, 2001. He married Rebecca Groppel, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, James and Dorothy; a son, Timothy of Jerseyville; a daughter, Tammy of East Alton; brothers, Gary of Granite City, and James of Tennessee; and sisters, Susan Hill of Granite City, and Laura Rahm of Tennessee. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Flynn 01/18/00
Mae Sue Flynn, 91, of Alton, died Jan. 18, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Homer, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Richard of Alton, and Thomas of Elizabeth Town; a daughter, Anita Beatty of Alton; and a sister, Geneva Williams of Rockford. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.

Folmer 04/29/01
Francis Xavier Folmer, 75, of Alton, died Apr. 29, 2001, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Surviving is a sister, Marie Laird of Godfrey. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Activity Department at D'Adrian.

Fones 10/19/00
Gloria Ruth Fones, 92, of Alton, died Oct. 19, 2000, in St. Louis. Her husband, Henry, preceded her in death. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Forbes 04/06/97
Corinne M. Forbes, 90, died Apr. 6, 1997. Her husband, Frederick, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ronald of Alton; sisters, Lucille Franz and Cosette Seal, both of Jerseyville, and Charlotte Freeman of Grafton; and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick's Church in Grafton.

Forbes 09/04/97
Lois M. Forbes, 76, of Alton, died Sept. 4, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She is survived by her husband, John. Also surviving is a daughter, Elaine J. Burch of Godfrey; a sister, Jacqueline Bartels of East Alton; and three grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's intensive care unit.

Forbes 03/24/98
Rose M. Forbes, 76, of Alton, died Mar. 24, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Henry, survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles of St. Louis; a daughter, Marilyn Koester of Florissant, Mo.; sisters, Pauline Jackson of Ladue, Mo., and Mary Rotsch of Godfrey; and five grandsons. Services were through Staten.

Forbes 11/23/98
Calvin H. Forbes, 85, of Wood River, died Nov. 23, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor Nursing Home. He married Dorothy Sykes, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jerry of Alton, and Dale of Oregon; daughters, Tina Roberts of Godfrey, Janice Davis of Jerseyville, Barbara Kunz of Brighton and Beatrice Forbes of Alton; and a sister, Karen of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Forbes 09/19/99
Terry Forbes, 59, of Alton, died Sept. 19, 1999, in his home. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Dormeyer of Wood River; sons, Scott of Alton, and Jeffrey of East Alton; daughters, Terri Hart of Godfrey, and Jessica Tucker of Alton; and a friend, Sherry Tucker of Alton. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Forbes 05/23/01
Ronald Forbes, 74, of Alton, died May 23, 2001, in Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He married Helen Lambie, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Tom of Florissant, Mo., and Rob of Alton; and a daughter, Mary Thomas of St. Louis. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Forcade 02/03/00
Orland G. Forcade, 97, of Alton, died Feb. 3, 2000, in Rosewood Care Center. He married Lottie Brown, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a son, Rodney of Orem, Ut. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Unitarian Church in Alton, and the Alton Museum of History and Art.

Ford 05/10/97
Fred M. Ford, 79, of Alton, died May 28, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Marcella Hill, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Ralph of Troy; a daughter, Janet Facmyer of Paoli, Pa.; a brother, Thomas of Greenfield; and a step-sister, Gladys Williams of Greenfield. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Alton.

Ford 10/05/00
Marcella R. Ford, 79, of Godfrey, died Oct. 5, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Fred, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ralph, of Troy; and a daughter, Janet Facemyer of Paoli, Pa. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Alton.

Foreman 01/25/01
LeRoy W. Foreman, 55, of Alton, died Jan. 25, 2001. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Osborne of Arnold, Mo.; and step-children, Ronald Abner of Wood River, and Christina Sneed of South Roxana. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Forgey 12/13/97
Norman G. Forgey, 87, of Bethalto, died Dec. 13, 1997, in Alton Memorial. He married Olga Galloway, who survives. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Forsting 09/08/00
Earl E. Forsting, 73, of Hartford, died Sept. 8, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Lila Scoggins, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Mike of Bethalto, and Terry of East Alton; and a daughter, Penny Middleton of Bunker Hill. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Forsythe 07/02/98
Earl Richard Forsythe, 68, died July 2, 1998, in Eldercare. He married Wanda Ramey, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Rodney of Bethalto, Darrell of Cottage Hills, and Richard of Wilsonville; daughters, Carolyn Mueggenburg of Alton, Lucindia Taylor of East Alton, and Melindia Beck of Henderson, Ky.; and brothers, Marvin of Alton, and Roy of Indiana. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Eldercare.

Forsythe 12/31/98
Sherry L. Forsythe, 32, of Cottage Hills, died Dec. 31, 1998, in her home. Her husband, Darrell, survives. Also surviving are her parents, Robert Edwards of Bethalto, and Linda Hill of Wood River; daughters, Melissa Grindstaff, Amanda Hamor and Katlin Hamor, all of Cottage Hills; step-children, Darrell Forsythe, Jr., of Brighton, and Tracy Tucker of Belleville; brothers, Gary and Donny Edwards, both of Wood River; and a sister, Donna Edwards of Alton.

Forsythe 10/31/99
Atwood Forsythe, 73, of Alton, died Oct. 31, 1999, in his home. He married Doris Day, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Mohme of Collinsville; a step-daughter, Patty; step-sons, Jim, Ron and Rick; sisters, Jewell Buscemi and Pauline Schmidt, both of Alton; and brothers, Donald and Gerald, both of Grand Rivers, Ky. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Fortner 05/15/98
Beatrice L. Fortner, 78, of Alton, died May 15, 1998, in Alton Memorial. She is survived by daughters, Kathy Mueller of Crystal Lake, Janet Cartner of Burlingame, Ca., and Nancy Fortner of Sebastopol, Ca.; and sisters, Carol Tavernier of Alton, and Violet Williams of St. Louis. Services were in Gent.

Foster 11/21/98
Dorothy C. Foster, 93, died Nov. 21, 1998, in Blu Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Mary Losch of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Foundation and Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.

Fowler 12/15/97
Bessie Irene Fowler, 63, of Godfrey, died Dec. 15, 1997, in Vencor Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, James, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, James of Godfrey, and John of Texas; daughters, Linda Chapman and Dotty Brown, both of Alton; a sister, Dora Harris of Godfrey; and eight grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Fowler 02/19/99
Viginia Belle Ross Fowler died in Beaumont, Texas on February 19, 1999. Born to Vivian Sewell Ross and John S Ross Of Alton, Illinois in 1920, she lived for more than 50 years in Beaumont, Texas. As a graduate of the Alton High School, she attended most of the high school reunions. She is survived by her husband, E.C. Fowler, son, Stephen Fowler, daughters Valarie Randall and Barbara Votaw, and three grandchildren. Her brother John S Ross is living in Brighton, Il. 

Fowler 11/09/00
Cheryl L. Fowler, 56, died Nov. 9, 2000, in Willow Creek Center in Belleville. Surviving are her mother, Virginia Ramage of Godfrey; and daughters, Christina Henry of Godfrey, Cherie Ellis of Alton, and Cynthia Coates of Riverside, Ca. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Fox 03/28/98
Hazel Marie Fox, 76, of Orlando, Fl., died Mar. 28, 1998, in Florida Living Nursing Home. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Joan Fox of Florida; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Fox 11/07/99
Odell Fox, 57, of Alton, died Nov. 7, 1999, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He is survived by his wife, and mother. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Franke 03/23/00
Rowena A. Franke, 85, of Alton, died Mar. 23, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Chester, preceded her in death. Surviving are nieces, Donna Walter of Godfrey, and Gloria Mathews of Alton. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Frankford 01/28/97
Lee A. Frankford, 59, of Alton, died Jan. 28, 1997, in his home. He married Rae Calvert, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kevin of Bethalto, and Nicholas and Jeffrey Fencel, both of Godfrey; daughters, Kathy Mank of Bethalto, and Renae White of Alton; brothers, Frank of Woodburn, Carl and Roger, both of Bethalto, and Edward of Godfrey; a sister, Lucy Jones of Arkansas; and eight grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Eden United Church of Christ in Edwardsville.

Fraser 10/25/98
Lyndell Richard Fraser, 74, of East Alton, died Oct. 25, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Wilma Frye, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Gail Stucker of East Alton, and Kelly Strader of Wood River; brothers, Harry of Salem, Mo., Theodore of Prairietown, and Edward of New London, Mo.; and a sister, Betty Hill of Modesto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Bethalto Masonic Lodge 406, and Bethalto First Christian Church.

Frazier 08/06/97
Clara Elizabeth Frazier, 91, of Bethalto, died Aug. 6, 1997, in Bethalto Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry. Surviving are a grandchild, and two great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith.

Frazier 02/08/01
Bruce Charles Frazier, 50, of Alton, died Feb. 8, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are a brother, Lucian of Alton; and a sister, Sheri Gentry of Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton.

Frazier 03/20/01
Martha C. Frazier, 95, died Mar. 20, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Betty Grazier of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Freeland 07/08/97
Viola M. Freeland, 83, of Alton, died July 8, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. Her husband, Josiah, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Becky Wrischnik of Bethalto; Sharon Masters of Cincinnati, Oh., and Jane Strain of Higber, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Grothaus of Carlinville; and nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Freeman 03/23/99
Gertrude F. Freeman, 98, of Alton, died Mar. 23, 1999, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Husbands Claude Logan and John Freeman, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Claude Logan of Cottage Hills; and daughters, Louise Crane of Bethalto, and Dolores Coatney of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Freeman 04/07/99
Ralph L. Freeman, Sr., 72, of Alton, died Apr. 7, 1999, in his home. Surviving are sons, Ralph, Jr., of Jerseyville, and Kelly of Alton; a daughter, Ruthann Gunn of Turkey Creek, Mo.; and sisters, Carrie Flackus of Roxana, and Norma Bell of Arkansas. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Freiner 07/26/99
Sharon K. Freiner, 63, of Bethalto, died July 26, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Mark of Bethalto, Mike of Alton, and Stephen of Kansas City, Mo.; and daughters, Eva Linton of Glen Carbon, Capt. Laura Dugas of Herringburg, Germany, and Julie Freiner of Bethalto. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto.

French 10/04/99
Victoria W. French, 74, of Evanston, died Oct. 4, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death. Surviving are a sister, Erika Ponder of Alton; an adopted daughter, Ann Ward of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister-in-law, Heidi Witschorek of Fairview Heights. Services were through Burke-Fine and Quinn Funeral Homes in Alton.

Frerichs 09/09/98
Ruby M. Frerichs, 85, of Alton, died Sept. 9, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, John of Southern Pines, N.C. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Fries 05/07/01
Josephine Fries, 100, died May 7, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Fritz 01/31/97
Opal Fritz, 84, died Jan. 31, 1997. Her husband, Willis, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Richard, and two grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Upper Alton Baptist Church.

Fromong 12/20/00
Everett G. Fromong, 78, of Alton, died Dec. 20, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Thelma Walters, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Robert of Olathe, Ks.; a daughter, Teresa Braswell of South Roxana; and sisters, Lois Blair of Portland, Or., and Louise Marquis of Milwaukee, Or. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the New Testament Fellowship Church.

Frost 05/11/00
Elbert E. Frost, 57, of Cottage Hills, died June 11, 2000. Surviving are a son, Shawn of Cottage Hills; a daughter, Angela Mize of Maysville, Ok.; brothers, John of Meadowbrook, and George of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Martha Frost of Madisonville, Tx. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Frueh 11/25/99
Richard Wayne Frueh, 59, of Medora, died Nov. 25, 1999, in Robings Manor in Brighton. He is survived by his mother, Opal of Medora; a son, Richard of Medora; and a daughter, Teresa Wahle of Godfrey. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to Fidelity Masonic Lodge #152.

Fry 04/14/00
Nina G. Fry, 85, of Brighton, died Apr. 14, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Her husband, Cyrel, preceded her in death. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Fudurich 05/26/98
Margaret M. Fudurich, 83, of Wood River, died May 26, 1998, in V. I. P. Manor Nursing Home in Wood River. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Jerry of Bethalto; a daughter, Jeanne Holt of East Alton; a sister, Mae Zumwalt of Quincy; and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were in Marks. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation and the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Fulkerson 01/31/97
Ralph E. Fulkerson, 75, of Cottage Hills, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Catherine Hawkins, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Stanley Parker of Mitchell, John Parker of Nebo, Francis Parker of Springfield, and George Parker of Carlinville; daughters, Stella Cox of East Alton, Laura Lawrence of Hartford, and Margaret Henson of Greenfield; sisters, Mary Cooper of Hartford, and Elizabeth Powers of Wood River; and 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Fulkerson 01/19/98
Catherine Lodora Fulkerson, 72, of Bethalto, died Jan. 19, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Ralph, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, John Parker of Nebo, Stanley Parker of Mitchell, George Parker of Carlinville and Francis Parker of Springfield; daughters, Stella Cox of East Alton, Laura Lawrence of Hartford, and Margaret Henson of Greenville; and 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto.

Fullagar 07/11/97
Helen W. Fullagar, 85, died July 11, 1997. Surviving are a son, David of Alton; a daughter, Carol Jackson of Cottage Hills; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the William BeDell Resource Center in Wood River.

Fullagar 11/12/00
Betty L. Fullagar, 78, of Alton, died Nov. 12, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Alfred, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Harold Waggoner of Alton; and a brother, William Wilkinson of Bunker Hill. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps.

Fuller 06/16/00
Willie Mae Fuller died June 16, 2000, in her home. Her husband, A.D., survives. Also surviving are sons, Dexter Cannon and Charles Fuller, both of Alton, and Albert Fuller of Cranbury, N.J.; daughters, Carolyn Thompson of Alton, and Bessie Bell of Birmingham, Al.; brothers, Jessie Agnew, Sr., Eugene Thompson and James Thompson, all of Florence, Al.; and sisters, Bernice Vaughn of Alton, and Helen Chandler of Florence, Al. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Fuller 03/03/01
Geneva May Fuller, 86, of Brighton, died Mar. 3, 2001. She married Francis Edelen, and then married August Fuller both of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ralph and Frank; daughters, Gertrude Hendrick, Mary Corby and Joan Morey; step-sons, Jack and Keith Fuller; and step-daughters, Nila Bogle, Vera Pyles and Dottye Gott. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the Duchenne Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research in Middletown, Oh.

Funk 03/02/01
Edra Funk, 95, of Alton, died Mar. 2, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Elwood, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, D. K. of Fort Walton Beach, Fl., Kerry of Aurora, Co., and Kenneth of East Alton; and a daughter, Shirley Dabbs of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Funkhouser 08/31/97
Dorothy L. Funkhouser, 81, of Alton, died Aug. 31, 1997, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. Her husband, Hobert, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William of Godfrey, and Eddie of Alton; and eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.


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