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Gaddy 02/06/98
Glen Dale Gaddy, 58, of Godfrey, died Feb. 6, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. He married Jacquelyn Rhea, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Gregory of Lebanon, Mo.; brothers, Thomas and Daniel, both of Olney; and a sister, Helen Fisk of Olney. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey.

Gaertner 02/10/98
Celesta B. Gaertner, 83, of Edwardsville, died Feb. 10, 1998, in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy. Surviving are a son, Larry of Edwardsville; a daughter, Marlene Goatley of Rosewood Heights; a brother, Orville Rutz of Highland; sisters, Estelle Bloemker and Eunice Dressel, both of Highland; and five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Services were in Spengel-Goulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be given to the New Wine Fellowship in Bethalto.

Gainer 04/07/99
Frances R. Gainer, 83, of Godfrey, died Apr. 7, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, John, survives. Also surviving are a son, John, Jr., of Dallas, Tx.; daughters, Frances Gainer and Martha Rende, both of Godfrey, and Sarah Collins of St. Louis; and a sister, Joyce Reilly of Godfrey. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Gallagher 01/12/98
Sister Helen Marie Gallagher, O.S.U., 95, of Dallas Tx., died Jan. 12, 1998, in Alton. Services were through Staten. Memorials may be given to Queen of Peace Ursuline Infirmary in Alton.

Gallagher 12/19/00
Edwin Randall Gallagher, 52, of Alton, died Dec. 19, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Barbara Klingler, who survives. Also surviving are his parents Edwin and Leone of Wood River; a grandmother, Audrey Bennett of East Alton; daughters, Christina Gallagher and Dawn Schelling, both of Edwardsville; a brother, Kevin of Red Lodge, Mt.; and sisters, Debra Pennington of Creal Springs, and Sue Gobel of Prairietown. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and to charities of choice.

Gallup 07/05/99
Donald L. Gallup, 66, of Brighton, died July 5, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Anna Johnson, who survives. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Gamrath 01/11/00
Gary C. Gamrath, 56, of Godfrey, died Jan. 11, 2000, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He married Peggy Hanson, who survives. He was owner of Re/Max River Bend in Alton, and was active in the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club. Also surviving are a son, Craig of Colorado; a daughter, Robin Gamrath of Maryland; a sister, Eileen Wood of Door County, Wi.; and brothers, Doug of Door County, and Tom of Denver. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Gannon 10/21/00
Goldie L. Gannon, 88, of Alton, died Oct. 21, 2000, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, William Shelton of Alton, and Robert Shelton of South Roxana. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Gardner 03/26/99
William Charles Gardner, 71, of Godfrey, died Mar. 26, 1999, in his home. He married Jeanie Baird, who survives. He was a professor in the English Department of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. Also surviving are sons, Jamie of Greenville, S.C., and Scott of Godfrey; and brothers, Robert of Minneapolis, Mn., and Josiah of Columbus, Oh. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the soccer scholarship fund at Lewis and Clark, and to Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Garfinkle 01/19/99
Tillie Garfinkle, 89, of Alton, died Jan. 19, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. No survivors were listed. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Adopt A Pet of Sawyerville.

Garis 01/06/97
Johnie Jewel Garis, 82, of Cottage Hills, died Jan. 6, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. He married Fannie Cavasher, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jerry of Godfrey, Johnie of Alton, and Edward of Meadowbrook; a daughter, Rose Karrick of East Alton; brothers, Virgil of Enid, Ok., and Earl of Piggott, Ar.; sisters, Mildred Garis of Alton, Lela Roberts of Paragould, Ar., and Lillian Prince of Conway, Ar.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to First Southern Baptist Church in Forest Homes.

Garland 10/22/98
Jerry D. Garland, 56, of Alton, died Oct. 22, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Karen Kelly, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Lois Dike; and brothers, Arthur of Fosterburg, Donald of Bethalto, Michael of Alton, Norman of Harvester, Mo., and James Dike of East Alton; and sisters, Joyce McIntire of Alton, and Sandra Peuterbaugh of Wood River. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights, and the Leukemia Society.

Garrison 08/21/00
Velma A. Garrison, 75, died Aug. 21, 2000, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Hayward, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Mervin Cato of Michigan, Ronald Cato of Tennessee; a daughter, Pamela Marburger; brothers, Ezra Clarkson of Belzoni, Ms., Dwayne Clarkson of Mackinaw, and Alvadeen Clarkson of Hubby, Ar.; and sisters, Haley Price of Arkansas, Vivian Mooring of St. Louis, and Anna McDowell of Corning. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Garvey 04/21/97
John J. Garvey, 72, died Apr. 21, 1997. He married Betty Echols, who survives. Also surviving are a son, John, Jr., of Alton; a daughter, Julie Anderson of Alton; brothers, Thomas of Alton, Gerald of Godfrey, Robert of Alabama, and James of California; sisters, Katherine Boone and Joan Keller, both of Alton, and Madeline Herb and Rosemary Smith, both of Florida; and one grandchild. Services were through Staten.

Garvey 10/19/00
Thomas R. Garvey, 63, of Alton, died Oct. 19, 2000, in his home. He married Sheila Kerley, who survives. Surviving are a son, Tim Garvey of Edwardsville; step-sons, Matt Kerley of Marine, and Mark Kerley of Alton; daughters, Tina Biro of Wood River, Sue Boschert of Alton, and Merrie Hawley of Chesterfield, Mo.; brothers, James of California, Robert of New York, and Gerald of Godfrey; and sisters, Madeline Smith of Florida, and Katherine Boone and Joan Keller, both of Alton. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the capital fund of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and the Mylona Foundation.

Garvey 12/20/00
Sheila Garvey, 42, of Alton, died Dec. 20, 2000, in Belleville Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Matt and Mark Kerley, both of Alton; a step-son, Tim Garvey of Edwardsville; step-daughters, Tina Biro of Wood River, Merrie Hawley of St. Charles, Mo., and Ellen Boschert of Alton; brothers, Dennis, Jerry, Bobby, Carl and Charlie Hopkins; and sisters, Sue Bratcher, Sherry Branum, Mary Conner, Jelane Hickson and Darlene Case. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Gaskill 11/15/97
Terry L. Gaskill, 28, of Moro, died Nov. 15, 1997, in Alton Memorial. He is survived by his parents, Terry Gaskill and Nancy Gaskill; his step-mother, Freda Gaskill of Alton; his fiancee, Melody Hon of Meadowbrook; a son, Terry of North Dakota; daughters, Brittany and Brandy Gaskill of North Dakota, and Kara Lane of Alton; brothers, Phillip and Bobby, both of Alton; sisters, Veronica Gaskill and Tammy Avery, both of Alton; step-sisters, Christine Harders and Melissa McGuiggan, both of Momence. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Gaston 08/26/00
Elizabeth Grace Gaston, 95, died Aug. 26, 2000, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Surviving are nephews, William Gaston of San Antonio, Tx., and David Gaston of Santa Barbara Ca.; and nieces, the Rev. Aline Russell of Alton, and Mary Spencer of Memphis, Tn. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Heifer Project and One Great Hour of Sharing at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Gates 02/21/99
Thelma Gates, 83, of Alton, died Feb. 21, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, William Fox of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Gatheright 08/22/00
Lucille A. Gatheright, of Alton, died Aug. 22, 2000, in Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Her husband, Chalmus, survives. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Bessie Nolan Scholarship Fund at St. Jame's Baptist Church in Alton, and the Southwestern Illinois Dialysis Center in East Alton.

Gauf 05/16/00
Harry D. Gauf, 74, of Alton, died May 16, 2000, in his home. He married Marie Wright, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Betty Stauffer of Bethalto, and JoAnn Cope of Alton; a brother, Jim of Wisconsin; and sisters, Laura Manns and Linda Maltbia, both of Alton; and a sister-in-law, Jill Gauf. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Gawronski 11/27/99
Charles F. Gawronski, 78, of Godfrey, died Nov. 27, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Frances Balazy, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Howard of Cottage Hills; a step-brother, Edward Wedic of Branson, Mo.; and step-sisters, Marie Wedic and Genieve Kirey, both of Granite City, and Virginia Kittle of Venice. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to V.F.W. Post #1308 ritual team in Alton.

Gedda 07/03/99
Mary Ann Gedda, 94, of Godfrey, died July 3, 1999, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center. Her husband, James, survives. Also surviving are a son, Andrew Perolio of Rocklin, Ca.; a daughter-in-law, Ann Perolio of Godfrey; sisters, Aurora Marmino and Lavera Houston, both of Alton; step-son, James Gedda; and step-daughter, Virginia Williams. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Nursing Home Moniters in Godfrey, and the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.

Geers 10/03/99
Anna Geers, 96, of Jerseyville, died Oct. 3, 1999, in Jersey Community Hospital. She is survived by a sister, Mary Geers of Jerseyville. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Geers 11/18/99
Mary Geers, 94, died Nov. 18, 1999, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. No survivors were listed. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, and for masses.

Geiben 04/27/97
John T. Geiben, Jr., 88, died Apr. 27, 1997. He married Mildred Weil, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a step-daughter Norberta Jacquin of Wood River; a brother Joseph of West Alton, Mo.; and four step-grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren and one step-great, great grandchild. Services were through Burke-Fine. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and for masses.

Geiben 02/07/01
Joseph P. Geiben, 89, of West Alton, Mo., died Feb. 7, 2001, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He married Stella Steward, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a daughter Mary Mintert of West Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses.

Geisen 01/19/99
Marjorie M. Geisen, 78, of Alton, died Jan. 19, 1999, in Brighton. Her husband, Leo, Sr., preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Leo, Jr., of Alton, and Harry of Edwardsville; a daughter, Marjorie Watts of Brighton; and a brother, Clarence Johnson of Alton. Services were through Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Geisler 12/22/99
Charles T. Geisler, 46, of Chesterfield, died Dec. 22, 1999. He is survived by his mother, Mary; a son, Charles Miller of Carlinville; brothers, Henry and Jack, both of Medora; and a sister, Gloria Fitzgibbons of Jerseyville. Services were in Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, and the Shipman Cemetery.

Gelsthorpe 12/22/99
Gary L. Gelsthorpe, 57, of Godfrey, died Dec. 22, 1999, in St. Louis University Hospital. He married Cindy Davenport, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Mark of St. Louis, and Matthew and Thomas at home; and daughters, Andrea of Mattoon, and Laura at home. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Christian Appalachia Project, Crisis Food Center in Alton, and food for the poor.

Geltz 02/25/98
Mildred E. Geltz, 94, of Alton, died Feb. 25, 1998, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She was a retired teacher, and had been principal of Irving School in Alton. She is survives by close friends and former pupils. Services were through Burke-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to st. Mary's School.

Gentry 05/26/98
Mary Sue Gentry, 68, of Alton, died Sept. 26, 1998, in her home. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Bruce Frazier and Lucian Frazier, both of Alton; a daughter, Sheri Gentry of Alton; and sisters, Kay Manning and Helen Lawrence, both of Mayfield, Ky.; and May Marks of Metropolis. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Gerdes 09/10/98
Irma D. Gerdes, 97, of Wood River, died Sept. 10, 1998, in V.I.P. Manor in Wood River. Her husband, Harvey, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Marks of Wood River, and Myra Pickering of Finley, Oh. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Wood River.

Gerhold 10/27/98
Virginia P. Gerhold, 90, of Godfrey, died Oct. 27, 1998, in Blu-Fountain Manor. Her husband, Allen, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, David Coleman of Alton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Gersman 02/20/99
Orville Gersman, 90, of Alton, died Feb. 20, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Juanita Meyer, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Jim of Worden, and John of Louisville, Co.; a daughter, Gail Williams of St. Louis; and sister-in-law, Leah Gersman. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Ghose 01/21/99
William G. Ghose, 63, of Kemper, died Jan. 21, 1999, in his home. He married Muriel Adeler, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Donna Tarkington of Kemper, and Cheri Gwin of Greenfield; a son, Bryson of Florissant, Mo.; and a brother, James of Scottsdale, Az. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. C. E. Grills Calvin E. Grills, 72, of Alton, died Jan. 26, 1999, in Jersey County Community Hospital. He married Sandra Jackson, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Juanita Braswell of Godfrey, and Terri Williams of Alton; sons, Danny Grills of Salt Lake City, Ut., Arlie Grills and Mark Gross, both of Alton, and Alan of East Alton; a sister, Gerry Dunn of Godfrey; and a brother, Dale of Bethalto. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation, and First Christian Church.

Gibbs 10/29/00
Alta Evelyn Gibbs, 74, of Alton, died Oct. 29, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Arthur, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Richard of Alton, and Dennis of Tumball, Tx.; a daughter, Patty Bierbaum of Alton; and sisters, Pauline Barrow and Erline Wadlow, both of Arizona, and Betty Klopfer of Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation in memory of Andrew Arthur Dawson.

Giberson 05/10/97
Charles Giberson died May 10, 1997. He married Doris Burrows, who survives. His first wife, the former Helen Webb, preceded him in death. Also surviving are sons, Gary Giberson and Steve Taylor of Alton, and Charles Giberson of Rosewood Heights; daughters, Marsha Estes of Godfrey, and Cindy Burton of Medora; and 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Giberson 11/30/98
Greg J. Giberson, 19, of Alton, died Nov. 30, 1998, in his home. Surviving are his parents, Gary and Marcia Giberson of Alton, and Tim and Nancy O'Rurke of Godfrey; a brother, Scott Giberson of Bunker Hill; a step-brother, Jesse Sheets of Alton; a sister, Mindy Wideman of Belleville; and a step-sister, Jennifer Cox of St. Louis. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois and the Make A Wish Foundation.

Gibson 08/26/99
Margaret E. Gibson, 90, of Plainview, died Aug. 26, 1999, in Carlinville Area Hospital. Her husband, George, survives. Also surviving are sons, Harold of Carlinville, George of Plainview, Bill of Girard, John of Gillespie, and Elmer of Foosland; and daughters, Evelyn Drew of Palmyra, Dorothy Taul of Brighton, and Mary Loy of Medora. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Gibson 09/06/99
Elsie Gibson, 97, died Sept. 6, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Thomas, Jr., of Godfrey; and daughters, Helen Hamlin of Rolla, Mo., and Norma Hootman of LaPorte, Tx. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Gihring 05/13/01
Dorothy E. Gihring, 79, of Meadowbrook, died May 13, 2001, in the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Her husband, Harold, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ken of Peoria, and Don of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Henry Glassmeyer of Alton; and a sister, Edna Schulte of Meadowbrook. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to mission fund of Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, and Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Gildersleeve 10/19/00
Raymond B. Gildersleeve, 53, of Bethalto, died Oct. 19, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Linda Dawdy, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Dennis of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Tana Webber of Alton; and brothers, Larry and Donald, both of Danville, and Charles of Stoughton, Wi. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.

Giles 02/03/97
Esther L. Giles, 78, died Feb. 3, 1997. Her husband, Henry, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Brown of Godfrey; a sister, Minnie Reynolds of Alton; and one grandchild. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Gilkison 03/17/00
Lucille Z. Gilkison, 91, of Alton, died Mar. 17, 2000, in Eunice Smith Nursing Home. Her husband, Isaac, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Donald of Godfrey; daughters, Juanita Tucker of Godfrey, and Margery Saksa of Palatine; a brother, Gowdy Biggs of Greenview; and a sister, Lois Sablotny of Lincoln. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Godfrey.

Gill 05/16/00
Houston Gill, 71, of Godfrey, died May 16, 2000, in his home. He married Shirley Blankenship, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Barry Gill of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.; step-daughters, Paula Rind of Sunnyvale, Ca., and Penny Woolworth of Mountain View, Ca.; a brother, James McCoy of Roxana; and a sister, Juanita Weigler of Godfrey. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Gill 05/05/01
Francis Mozelle Gill, 91, formerly of Moro, died May 5, 2001, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Juitte of Rosewood Heights, and Bob of Mesa, Az. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Gilland 12/14/00
Rosalie L. Gilland, 62, of Alton, died Dec. 14, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Rayburn, survives. Also surviving is a sister, Helen Greer of Jerseyville. Services were in Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Gilleland 10/31/97
Gary Gilleland, 55, of Cowan, Tn., died Oct. 31, 1997, in Williamson Medical Center in Cowan. He married Sandra Wright, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, Leonard and Edith of Alton; a son, Matt of Birmingham, Al.; a daughter, Meg Gray of Gulf Shores, Al.; and a sister, Nancy Mareing of O'Fallon, Mo.

Gilleland 05/04/98
Violet C. Gilleland, 47, of Williamson, died May 4, 1998, in Care-In-Rock. Her husband, Ron, survives. Also surviving are sons, Timothy Cummings of Collinsville, and Nathan Gilleland of Williamson; a daughter, Kimberly Cummings of Williamson; brothers, Billy Beavers of Godfrey, Benjamin Beavers of Alton, Royce Beavers of Chesterfield, and Carrol Beavers of Senace; sisters, Donna Palmer and Joyce Smith, both of Cave-In-Rock, and Cheryl Daniels of Jerseyville; and four step-children and five step-grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Gilleland 03/28/99
Ronald M. Gilleland, Sr., 51, of Staunton, died Mar. 28, 1999. He married Violet Beavers, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, Ronald, Jr., and Larry, both of Ada, Ok., and Nathan of Staunton; a step-son, Timothy Cummings of Hamel; daughters, Dorothy Rae and Tommie Allen, both of Ada; a step-daughter, Kimberly Cummings of Worden; a brother, William of Cottage Hills; and a sister, Ruth Stager of Roxana. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Sclerosis Society.

Gillis 06/17/98
Edward Ray Gillis, Sr., 64, of Alton, died June 17, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. He married Janet Helmkamp, who survives. Gillis owned the Milton Foods Store in Alton. Also surviving are a son, Edward, Jr., of Bloomington; daughters, Kim Collins of Alton, and Pam Kirby of Jerseyville; a brother, Don of Alton; sisters, Marilyn Miller of Fosterburg, Sharon Depper of South Roxana, and Kay Riley of Alton; and one grandchild. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton.

Glazebrook 09/16/97
Thomas Glazebrook, 42, of Godfrey, died Sept. 16, 1997, in his home. He is survived by his step-mother, Norma Glazebrook of Godfrey; brothers, Robert of Miami, Fl., and Richard of Mesa, Az.; an aunt, Dixie Peters of Del Ray, Fl.; and a nephew and nieces. Memorial services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in St. Louis.

Glover 05/11/00
Henrietta L. Glover, 57, of Litchfield, died May 11, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital there. Her husband, Joseph, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Eathel Barnes of Livingston; a son, Emanuel of Litchfield; a brother, Thomas Goodman of Granite City; and a sister, Thelma Reeder of Wiggins, Ms. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton.

Goble 04/28/01
Virginia Goble, 85, died Apr. 28, 2001. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Raymond Anderson of Bethalto; a daughter, Betty Sawyer of Gillespie; and a sister, Elaine Wakeman of LaCrosse, Wi. Services were in Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to the building funds of First Christian Churches in Wood River and Bethalto.

Godar 06/25/99
Anna Marie Godar, 94, entered into her eternal rest at 10:50 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. She was a full-time mother and grandmother, always devoted to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by and will be missed by her two sons and daughter-in-laws John and Blenna Godar of Alton and Neil J. and Nancy Godar of Godfrey; six daughters and four sons-in-laws, Betty Spahr of Broomfield, Colorado, Mary Ellen Yeager of Fort Collins, Colorado, Carolyn and John Cannella of Alton, Joyce and Ralph Zerr of Godfrey, Kathleen and Clarence Schneider of St. Charles, Missouri, and Janice and Tim Molloy of Alton. A sister-in-law, Theresa Godar of Hardin. 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Kenneth Godar; three brothers Leonard Ewen, Dominic "Tim" Ewen, and Frank Ewen; and a sister Clare Ewen. Visitations were at Burke-Fine Funeral home and the funeral mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Marquette Catholic High School in Alton.

Godfrey 06/18/99
Charles B. Godfrey, 77, of Alton, died June 18, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Barbara Stanton, and she survives. Godfrey was a prominent Alton attorney. Also surviving are a son, Dr. Charles of Minneapolis, Mn.; daughters, Elizabeth Terry of Indianapolis, In., and Jane, Sarah and Ann Godfrey, all of Minneapolis; a brother, Frank, Jr., of Mesa, Az.; and a sister, Jeanne Sturley of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alton, Carleton College in Northfield, Mn., and the American Heart Association.

Goeken 12/24/00
Felicia R. Goeken, 73, of Alton, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, George, survives. She was a founder of the National Right to Life Committee. Also surviving are sons, George and John, both of Alton; daughters, Valerie Lewis, Christy Hold, Mary Donahue, Julie Henkhaus, and Anne Hermann, all of Alton; a sister, Marlene Shake of Branson, Mo.; and a sister-in-law, Rosemary Rhoads of Alton. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given for masses and to the building fund at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and the National Right to Life Committee in Washington, D.C.

Goldman 04/27/98
Lola Goldman, 90, of Godfrey, died Apr. 27, 1998, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Smith of Godfrey; Elizabeth Siney of San Lorenz, Ca., and Frances Pedroni of Alameda, Ca.; and 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to Blu-Fountain.

Golenor 02/06/99
Frances Anna Golenor, 80, of Alton, died Feb. 6, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Marjorie Moretto and Margaret Seight, both of New Mexico; and a sister, Catherine Horvat of Wood River. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Alton.

Golike 04/27/97
Betty Lorraine Golike, 69, died Apr. 27, 1997. She is survived by her husband, Donald. Also surviving are sons, Jeffery of Bethalto, and James of Brighton; a daughter, Susanne Morris of Brighton; a sister, Trudy Hays of Chestnut Ridge, N. Y.; and two grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Fosterburg.

Golike 08/23/00
Nina W. Golike, 91, died Aug. 23, 2000, in Eunice Smith Home in Alton. Her husband, Crosby, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, Ralph of Wilmington, De. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Golliday 10/02/97
Dorothy L. Golliday, 73, of Godfrey, died Oct. 2, 1997. Her husband, Daniel, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Jeff of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Danee Holford of Johannesburg, South Africa; brothers, Henry and Vernon Williams, both of Alton, and Bill Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; sisters, Maxine Williams of Alton, and Roberta Fleming of Godfrey; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Private services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Goodman 03/15/98
Edward Nelson Goodman, 83, of East Alton, died Mar. 15, 1998, in his home. He married Florence Russo, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a brother, Wayne of Rosewood Heights; and sisters, Ruby Hergert of Rosewood, and Mae Busker of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Goodrich 10/21/97
Marlyn J. Goodrich, 67, of Alton, of Oct. 21, 1997, in her home. She is survived by sons, Tom of New Florence, Mo., Kenneth of San Jose, Ca., and Gary of Reno, Nv.; a daughter, Nancy Cadwell of Clayton, Mo.; a half-sister, Elain Wilken of Alton; and seven grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Goodyear 01/25/97
William L. Goodyear, 96, died Jan. 25, 1997. He married Gladys F. Crowson, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia L. Fohrman of Godfrey; a sister, Anna Weindel of Alton; and one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Diabetes Association.

Goon 03/23/01
Thomas Lee Goon, 59, of Brighton, died Mar. 23, 2001, in Jersey Community Hospital. He married Thelma Emmons, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Nancy Tucker of Brighton, Kathy Garcia of Hinkley, and Amanda Leber of DeKalb; and a brother, Larry Locke of Sheldon, Ia. Services were in Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Gordon 10/01/99
Dorotha D. Gordon, 84, died Oct. 1, 1999. Husbands, Henry Snider and Herbert Gordon, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Bill Snider of Sorento; and a brother, Dale Dunn of Fairview Heights. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to East Alton Pentecostal Church.

Gorham 04/03/01
Helen Irene Gorham 89, of Medora, died Apr. 3, 2001, in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Virginia Smith and Paula Gorham, both of Medora, and Sue Roemer of Missouri; and a sister, Frances Bahr of Jerseyville. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials may be given to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora.

Goring 04/04/97
Maurice L. Goring, 83, died Apr. 4, 1997. He married Alvena Kohle, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Marcelene Pisarek of Fosterburg; and two grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton.

Gorman 02/20/97
Thomas J. Gorman, 102, died Feb. 20, 1997. He married Emma Louise Martin, who preceded him in death. Surviving is a brother, Daniel of Alton. Services were through Gent's. Memorials may be given to S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton.

Gosa 12/08/98
Jerome Carzell Gosa, 47, of Alton, died Dec. 8, 1998, in Vencor Hospital in St. Louis. He married Pierette Jones, and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Jerome of Alton; and a grandmother, Malendda Rush of East St. Louis. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Gosling 08/09/98
Harold R. Gosling, 79, of Godfrey, died Aug. 9, 1998, in DePaul Health Center, St. Louis. He married Dorothy Bowker, who preceded him in death, and married Arlene Renken, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, Sandra Thompson of Alton, and Jan Harris of Godfrey. He had been an executive with the former Alton Water Co., and was active in civic and service organizations. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association (5 A's), and First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Goss 04/28/97
Clyde Clinton Goss, 89, died Apr. 28, 1997. He married Ruth Suit, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Frank of Godfrey; daughters, Pat Conway of Godfrey, Pam Gray of Rosewood Heights, and Marjorie Hembree of Bandura, Tx.; brothers, Wallace of Godfrey, and Pearley of Lafayette, In.; and 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Goss 07/03/99
Wallace Goss, 86, of Godfrey, died July 3, 1999, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Shirley Voorhees, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Kevin and Larry, both of Brighton, Dennis of Deltona, Fl., Donald of Godfrey, Wallace of Orlando, Fl., and Robert of Urbana; and daughters, Diane Mead and Debra Kruse, both of Godfrey, Sharon Rensing of Red Bud, Theresa Goss of Cleveland, Oh., and Mary Jones of Brighton. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Gotter 12/23/99
Pauline M. Gotter, 77, of Brighton, died Dec. 23, 1999, in Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, John of Brighton; daughters, Barbara Nunley of Brighton, and Karen Chappell of Jerseyville; and a sister, Marie Nurnberger of Jerseyville. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness, 2307 Union School Rd. in Alton.

Gotter 09/02/00
John Wayne Gotter, 56, of Brighton, died Sept. 2, 2000, in his home. He married Elaine Cole, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David of Brighton, William of Kane, and Micah of Woodburn; and sisters, Barbara Nunley of Brighton, and Karen Chappell of Jerseyville. Services were through Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be given to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Alton.

Gowens 05/03/00
Hazel B. Gowens of Alton, died Sept. 3, 2000, in Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey. Surviving are daughters, Shirley Glasco and Norma Henderson, both of Alton; brothers, Eudell Bradshaw of Godfrey, and Donald Bradshaw of Maywood; and sisters, Gladys Williams and Lucille Jackson, both of Alton, and JoAnn Joy of Maywood. Services were through Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Grabbe 03/15/01
Catherine M. Grabbe, 71, of Alton, died Mar. 15, 2001, in Saint Anthony's Health Center. Her husband, Henry, preceded her in death. She had been president of DeGerlia General Hauling and Excavating in East Alton. Surviving are a son, Henry, II, of Godfrey; daughters, Gale Wasylak of Wood River, and Ellen Wallace of East Alton; and brothers, Peter Zanetello of Moline, Henry Zanetello of Kansas City, Mo., and Richard Zanetello of Springfield. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Alton Eagle's #254, the Ahremann Cancer Fund, and Saint Anthony's Hospice.

Grable 01/31/98
Jewell R. Grable, 84, of Bethalto, died Jan. 31, 1998, in Bethalto Care Center. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Dean of East Alton, Kim of Meadowbrook, and Russell of Godfrey; daughters, Joyce Wilson and Sharon Roe, both of East Alton; brothers, Norman Grindstaff of Bethalto, and Carl Grindstaff of East Alton; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Grable 11/13/99
Russell L. Grable, Sr., 62, of Godfrey, died Nov. 13, 1999, in his home. He married Mary Porter, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Russell, Jr., of Alton; daughters, Julie Deucker of Godfrey, Debbie Ingles of Wood River, Betty Reed of Memphis, Tn., and Linda Boyd, Karen Hayden and Jan Powell, all of Gulfport, Ms.; brothers, Dean of Bethalto, and Kim of Meadowbrook; and sisters, Sharon Roe, and Joyce Wilson, both of East Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Grace 05/03/98
Vera Mary Grace, 73, of Alton, died May 3, 1998, in Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Dian Lenhardt, Donna Lozier and Sandra Jones, all of Alton; and seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the Heart Association and the Leukemia Foundation.

Grace 03/01/01
James A. Grace, 80, of Godfrey, died Mar. 1, 2001, in his home. He married Edith Crick, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald of Alton; and daughters, Janith Copeland of Alton, and Sharon Surratt of Peoria. Services were through Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Evangel Community Center in Edwards.

Graczyk 12/22/00
Anthony Graczyk 58, of Brighton, died Dec. 22, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Linda Crist, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Greg Graczyk of St. Charles, Mo., and Bill Neal of Wood River; daughters, Julie Scott of Indianola, Ia., and Toni Graczyk of Brighton; and brothers, Joe, Val and Rich, all of St. Louis. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Graham 01/24/97
William H. Graham, Jr., 66, died Jan. 24, 1997. He married Rosemary T. Manns, who survives. He was vice president of administration at Millers Mutual Insurance Co., prior to retiring in 1990. Also surviving are sons, Thomas of Alton, and James of Jerseyville; daughters, Sandra M. Myers of Perry, Mo., and Barbara E. Paisley of Godfrey; a brother, Robert of East Point, Ga.; and six grandchildren. Services were in Gent's. Memorials may be given to the Lions Club of Illinois and Marquette Catholic High School.

Grammer 11/11/99
Fred L. Grammer died Nov. 11, 1999. He married Peggy Yocum, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Brian of Brighton, and Steven, Christopher, David and Shane, all of Alton; daughters, Julie Williams of Brighton, and Tina Grammer of Alton; and sisters, Peggy Hackleman of Benton, Jo Hiduk of Rantoul, and Beatrice Howell of Pensacola, Fl. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the cardiac care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Graner 03/21/98
Imogene Pearl Graner, 83, of Alton, died Mar. 21, 1998, in Saint Anthony's. She is survived by daughters, Jeanne Wahl of Godfrey, and Connie Logan of Alton; and three grandchildren. Services were in Gent. Memorials may be given to the public library in Greenfield and the Encounter Group at Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton.

Graves 02/12/97
Norma Graves, 65, died Feb. 12, 1997. Her husband, Ray, survives. Also surviving are her mother, Helen Ballard of Godfrey; a son, Tim of Alton; a daughter, Linda Gallup of Alton; a sister, Nancy Wigger of Bethalto; and three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Services were through Gent's. Memorials may be given to Elm Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Graves 03/30/98
Kelly L. Graves, 32, formerly of East Alton, died Mar. 30, 1998, in Murray, Ky., County Calloway Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Maruice and Donna Graves of East Alton; a daughter, Megan Linkinhoker of Kansas City, Ks.; a sister, Kyndall Graves of O'Fallon, Mo.; and a half-sister, Mindy Wooten of Columbus, Tx. Services were in Gent.

Graves 05/20/01
Jada Lynn Graves died at birth May 20, 2001. Surviving are her parents, James and Denise of East Alton; and brothers, Jonathan, Joshua and Jacob at home. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Gravett 06/17/00
Cynthia Jane Gravett, 80, of Alton, died Aug. 17, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Her husband, Lewis, preceded here in death. Surviving are a son, Steven of Mableton, Ga.; a daughter, Kathryn Streeper of Alton; brothers, Melvin and Clark Smith, both of Pittsfield; and sisters, Lucy Ruyle of Alton, and June Roberts of Jerseyville. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel For Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, and to charities of choice.

Gray 02/05/98
Lavenia Gray, 101, of Alton, died Feb. 5, 1998, in Alton Memorial. Her husband, Howard, preceded her in death. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Gray 10/07/00
Rose Marie Gray, 69, of Bethalto, died Oct. 7, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was preceded in death by husbands Edward Collman, James Fairless and Homer Gray. Surviving are sons, Edward and Daniel Collman, both of Bethalto, Jon Collman of East Alton, and Karman Fairless of Godfrey; daughters, Dianna Ross and Tina Reynolds, both of Bethalto; a step-son, James Fairless of Bethalto; a brother, Herbert Ottwell of Centerville, Mo.; and a sister, Darla Cosby of Pearl. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association and the Madison County Humane Society.

Graziana 12/16/99
Mike B. Graziana, 75, of Alton, died Dec. 16, 1999, in his home. He married Fannie Grant, who survives. Also surviving are are a son-in-law, Harold Armstrong of New Haven; a brother, Dominic of Alton; and sisters, Carmella Aljets of Rosewood Heights, and Louise Dalton of Alton. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton, and the American Cancer Society.

Greding 12/24/00
Robert A. Greding, 73, of Godfrey, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Joan Harper, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Rick of Otterville, and Randy of Dow; a step-son, Robert Cunningham of Bunker Hill; and step-daughters, Debbie Courtoise of Hartford, Sherry Harper of West Palm Beach, Fl., and Karen Cunningham of Godfrey. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to charities of choice.

Greear 09/15/97
Lorrean E. Greear, 74, of East Alton, died Sept. 15, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight. Surviving are a son, Gary of South Roxana; a daughter, Louella Smith of Wood River; sisters, Wonda Fulgham and Dorothy Edgar, both of Wood River; and six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice, and the American Cancer Society.

Greeling 12/02/97
Edith Mae Greeling, 70, of Alton, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Alton Memorial. She had been director of the Woman's Greater Alton Bowling Association. She is survived by a son, James Bartholomew of Godfrey; a daughter, Penny Titchenal of Bethalto; brothers, William Davis of Mt. Olive, Leonard Davis of Hyde Park, N.Y., and Terry Davis of San Diego, Ca.; sisters, Mildred Walters of Alton, and Martha Schaller of Richland Center, Wi.; and five grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Greeling 03/15/99
Freddie E. Greeling, 64, died Mar. 15, 1999, in V.I. P. Manor in Wood River. Surviving are step-sons, Russ Bryant of Godfrey, and Jerry Scoggins of St. Louis; daughters, Wendy Rogers of South Roxana, and Lori Childers of Holiday Shores; and a step-daughter, Dana Bryant of Wood River. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

Greeling 12/28/00
Fern Greeling, 77, of Godfrey, died Dec. 28, 2000, in Alton. Her husband, Wilbur, survives. Also surviving are sons, John of Franklin, Donald, Ronnie and Roger, all of Brighton, and Larry of Bunker Hill; a daughter, Rita Heiens of Brighton; and a sister, Mary Breitwiser of East Alton. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Green 12/03/98
Irvin Harris Green, 82, of Edwardsville, died Dec. 3, 1998, in University Manor in Edwardsville. He married Willa Taylor, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Alan of Jefferson City, Mo. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Green 05/28/99
Nadine M. Green, 71, of East Alton, died May 28, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are a brother, Bill Gaines of Flint, Mi.; and a sister, Aline Ramsey of Puxico, Mo. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Kinder Chapel in Puxico.

Green 01/14/00
Kathryn Louise Green, 83, died Jan. 14, 2000, in D'Adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Her husband, T. M., preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Harold of Godfrey, and Donald of Las Vegas, Nv. Services were in Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Green 03/04/00
Sharon Y. Green, 47, of Alton, died Mar. 4, 2000, in her home. She is survived by a daughter, Aloysia Elliott of Alton; brothers, Robert and Kenny Everett, both of Alton; sisters, Gina Turner, Deona Ingram and Patricia Luckett, all of Alton; and her step-father, Leon Luckett of Alton. Services were in Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Green 04/06/00
Sarilla J. Green, 86, died Apr. 6, 2000, in her home. Her husband, Jewell, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Donald of Jerseyville; a daughter, Marie Gibbons of Alton; and a sister, Lorene Jones of Tulsa, Ok. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton.

Greenberg 01/22/97
Georgianna Storm Greenberg, 91, died Jan. 22, 1997. Her husband, Marshall, preceded her in death. She was the owner of the former Storm City Directory Co. in Alton. Services were in Fine and Quinn Chapel for Funerals in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Animal Aid Association.

Gregory 03/03/01
James A. Gregory, 81, of East Alton, died Mar. 3, 2001, in Sunbridge Nursing Home in Edwardsville. He married Eva Schrum, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Nelson of Rosewood Heights; a daughter, Vickie Hovis of East Alton; brothers, Martin of Moewequa, Kenneth of East Alton, and Donald of Alabama; and sisters, Anna Arnold of Mt. Vernon, and Martha Malcolm of Odin. Services were in Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Wood River.

Grenzeback 05/18/98
Paul Grenzeback, 78, of Hartford, died May 18, 1998, in Alton Memorial. He married Louise Gray, who survives. Also surviving is a son, Paul of Hartford. Services were through Marks. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Wood River.

Griesbaum 07/10/97
Marjorie E. Griesbaum, 75, died July 10, 1997. Her husband, Thomas, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Becky Neunaber; sisters, Irene Woods of Brighton, Shirley Taylor of Greenfield, and Norma McClure and Barbara Arnold, both of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith in Alton. Memorials may be given to Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton, and the American Heart Association.

Griffith 06/24/01
Jean Griffith, 74, of Alton, died June 24, 2001, in her home. Her husband, R. W., preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Edward of Stockton, Ca., and John of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Carol Griffith of Alton, and Barbara Griffith of Indianapolis, In.; a brother, Fritz Zellmann of Chicago; and sisters, Helen Smith of Brainerd, Mn., and Kay Seymour of Albany, Ga. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Hospice in Alton.

Grizzle 11/14/97
Darlene R. Grizzle, 69, of Alton, died Nov. 14, 1997, in Saint Clare's Hospital in Alton. She is survived by a brother, Gerald Hoover of Houston, Tx. Services were in Gent Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Groner 05/30/98
Mildred Groner, 81, of Jerseyville, died May 30, 1998, in Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Her husband, David, preceded her in death. Surviving is a son, Richard of Godfrey. Services were through Gent. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose building fund, and to charities of choice.

Gross 07/09/97
Charles Richard Gross, Jr., 65, of Alton, died July 9, 1997, in Saint Anthony's. He married Ruth Dykeman, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Charles, III, and John, both of Alton; daughters, Rene Gross of Godfrey, and Charlene Grills of Alton; and six grandchildren. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, First Christian Church, and the Easter Seal Society.

Gross 08/29/99
Howard William Gross, 79, died Aug. 29, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Surviving are sisters, Betty Booher of Alton, and Mable Humlicek of Granada Hills, Ca.; and a brother, Edwin of Alton. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton.

Grounds 08/20/97
Jolly J. Grounds, 66, of Brighton, died Aug. 20, 1997, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Bonnie J. Ray, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Sandi Beleford of Rosiclare, Il.; a brother, John of Godfrey; a sister, Molly Huffsey of El Dorado, Il.; and two grandchildren. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and the Lupus Foundation.

Grove 01/24/99
Kim Ann Grove, 38, of Wood River, died Jan. 24, 1999, in her home. Her husband, Larry, preceded her in death. Surviving are her mother, Lynda Mundy, a daughter, Shellby, and grandmother, Dorothy Benecke, all of Godfrey. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to a Shellby Grove trust fund in Union Planters Bank.

Grover 05/10/98
Cecilia E. Grover, 85, of Wood River, died May 10, 1998, in V.I. P. Her husband, Leonard, preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Mary Hendricks and Loretta Vanausdoll, both of Wood River; and a brother, August Zipprich of Michael. Services were through Marks. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard's.

Grover 12/24/00
Betty N. Grover, 77, of Alton, died Dec. 24, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, William, preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Rod of Alton, and Mike of Peoria; and daughters, Kathy Maple of Springfield, and Judy Grady of Wentzville, Mo. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the color guard of V.F.W. Post 1308 in Alton, the American Cancer Society, and the American Lung Association.

Guebert 09/08/00
Raymond T. Guebert, 73, of Bethalto, died Sept. 8, 2000, in his home. He married Annelotte Schmunck, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Terry of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Reta Grider of St. Louis, Janet Hepting of Spokane, Wa., and Vera Steward of Denver, Co.; a brother, LeRoy of Red Bud; and a sister, Gladys Brand of Red Bud. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River, and the Lutheran Hour.

Gullicksrud 05/24/01
Verneita Ann Gullicksrud, 83, died May 24, 2001. Her husband, Gordon, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Charles of Glen Carbon; a daughter, Kay Morgan of Rosewood Heights; a brother, Jerome Narup of Jerseyville; and sisters, Irene Erwin, Vera Dunham, Loretta Linenfelser and Dolores Becker, all of Jerseyville, Rosal Hughes of Greenfield, and Norma Glassbrenner of Shipman. Services were through Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Memorials may be given to St. Kevin's Catholic School in Rosewood Heights.

Guntren 11/24/98
Frank A. Guntren, 64, of Godfrey, died Nov. 24, 1998, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He married Ruth Saale, who survives. Also surviving are sons, John of Greene County, Gordon of Dow, Jeff of Hillsboro, and David of Elmira, N.Y.; step-sons, Todd and David Bowers, both of Godfrey; a daughter, Susan Crone of Brighton; and step-daughters, Donna Hall of Clinton, Theresa Miller of Bethalto, and Linda Hawkins of St. Charles, Mo.; and a sister, Noreen Hildred of Dow. Services were through Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey.

Gusewelle 12/07/98
Lawrence W. Gusewelle, 75, of Bethalto, died Dec. 7, 1998, in St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. He married LaVerne Kress, who survives. Also surviving are daughters, LaVeta Gusewelle of Bethalto, Laura Rawe of Godfrey, and Lana Kirsch of Crystal City, Mo.; a brother, Norval of Glen Carbon; and a sister, Arlene Guesewelle of Edwardsville. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church's United in Mission Fund.

Gust 12/13/97
Urban Gust, 72, of Kane, died Dec. 13, 1997, in his home. He married Shirley Franklin, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Terry of Meadowbrook; daughters, Sherrie Edgell of Kane, and Michele Morris of Jerseyville; brothers, Ed and Richard, both of St. Charles, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Guthrie 11/17/97
Charles F. Guthrie, 73, of Alton, died Nov. 17, 1997, in his home. He married Virginia Stewart, who survives. Also surviving are sons, David of Brighton, and Charles of Rantoul; a sister, Leona Hosfelt of East Alton; and six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Guthrie 01/21/98
Virginia D. Guthrie, 71, of Brighton, died Jan. 21, 1998, in Alton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Surviving are her mother, Minnie; sons, David of Brighton, and Charles of Rantoul; a brother, Ivan Stewart of Sedalia, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Leona Hosfelt of East Alton; and six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were in Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be given to Saint Anthony's Home Health Care.

Gutman 04/18/98
Kari Ann Gutman, 20, of Alton, died Apr. 18, 1998, in Beverly Farm Foundation in Godfrey. She is survived by her parents, William and Karen. Services were through Elias-Smith in Alton.


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