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Ice, John

Services for John Ice, of Hillsboro, were held Monday in Crain Funeral Home, Tamms. Burial was in McCrite Cemetery there. Mr. Ice died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Sunrise Rehabilitation Center, Carlinville. He was 82 years old last May 22. He was born in Miller City, a son of James and Stella Simpson Ice. He married Ruby Marvell on April 8, 1939. She died November 18, 1995. Surviving are daughters, Carol Joselyn of Scandia, Minn., Phyllis Holloway of Hillsboro; sons, Phillip Ice of Thonotoassa, Fla., Jerry Ice of Vera, Okla., Gary Ice of Denver, Colo.; brother, James Ice of Miller City; sisters, Martha Nehring of Murphysboro, Florence Miller of Anna, Audrey Hood of Van Cleave, Miss.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Ingle, Naomi O.

Services for Naomi Orie Ingle, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Lellelid, interim pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Ingle died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 72 years old on May 24. She was employed in bookkeeping as an accounts receivable and inventory clerk in the office of the Litchfield Creamery Company, now known as The Milnot Company, for more than 30 years before she retired in 1988. She had also been employed at the J.J. Newberry department store and Montgomery's Photo Studio, both once located in downtown Litchfield. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and had served as the church secretary. She was also a member of the Phi Beta Phi sorority. She enjoyed bowling. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Fred and Orie Klein Rentz, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1945. She married John V. Ingle on July 19, 1947, in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Dana Lee Ingle of Menasha, Wis., and two grandchildren, Jacob Ingle of Dillon, Colo., and Katherine Ingle of Neenah, Wis. Preceding her in death was a brother, Wayne Rentz. Services for Naomi Orie Ingle, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Paul Lellelid, interim pastor, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace" were sung by vocalist Paul Hampton and "Lift High the Cross" and "Abide with Me" by the congregation. Mary Beth Taylor was the organist. Pallbearers were Bill Adams, Harold W. Buske, Tom Jones, Randy Prange, Brent Rutherford and Dick Weiss. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ingle, 72, died Thursday, July 8, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Ippolito, Erica D.

Services for Erica Diane Ippolito, sister of Magan Berns of Nokomis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McCracken Funreal Home, Pana. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Miss Ippolito, of Pana, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Christian County. She was 25 years old on September 21. She was employed by Hardee's in Pana. Surviving are two children, John Anthony Ippolito and Holly S. Williams, both at home; her mother and step father, Erica Diann and Walter Pall of Pana; seven other sisters, Lisa Bono of Portage, Ind., Tammy Ippolito of Chesteron Ind., Renee Syed, Regina and Angela Ippolito, all of Pana, Chelsa and Charity Ippolito of Lake Station, Ind.; and her fiancee, Robert Nation of Pana.

Isaacs, Elizabeth (Liz)

Graveside service for Elizabeth "Liz" Isaacs, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville, with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of arrangements. Miss Isaacs died March 30, 1998, in her home at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, Iowa. She was 80 years old on September 25. She was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., a daughter of Alfred and Eslie Isaacs of Gillespie. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in 1939, earned a master's degree in English literature from Columbia University in 1940, and taught English in Edwardsville for three years before beginning a college teaching career. She first taught at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo., then in 1948, returned to Cornell College and remained a member of the faculty there until her retirement as a full Professor of English in 1983. She earned a doctorate in modern poetry from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1957. She was the author of two literary studies: An Introduction to the Poetry of Robert Frost (1962) and An Introduction to the Poetry of Yvor Winters (1981). A devote traveler who had circumnavigated the globe, Professor Isaacs taught American and English literature during an exchange semester at Bishop Otter College in Chichester, Sussex, England. She wrote several unpublished pieces, including many poems and a volume of anecdotes about her family's farms in Illinois and South Dakota. After her retirement she continued teaching. She organized a poetry circle at the Oaknoll residence, taught poetry at the Iowa City Senior Citizens' Center, and continued contributing to the Elderhostel program at Cornell College. An accomplished musician, she was also a member of the Senior Center chorus. Surviving are a sister, Helen Isaacs Leigh of Davis, Calif.; a niece and two nephews. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in her name at Cornell College. Memorials may be sent to the Isaacs Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Cornell College, Development Office, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314.

Isaacs, Helen S.

Graveside service for Helen S. Isaacs, step mother of Lawrence Isaacs of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rochester Cemetery. Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Isaacs died Monday, December 28, 1998, in Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was 83 years old on March 17. She was born in Herrin, a daughter of Robert and Jenny Hillman Wilkie, and married Len Isaacs there in 1934. He died in 1979. Surviving besides the step son are a daughter, Susan Rice of Camp Verde, Ariz; a sister, Betty Christenson of St. Charles, Mo.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Isaacs, Lawrence G.

Funeral Mass for Lawrence G. Isaacs, of Staunton, will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Livingston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston. Scripture service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Church Restoration Fund or Masses. Mr. Isaacs died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, February 1, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 69 years old on December 3. He was a truck driver for 40 years, last working for Growmark, Inc., at South Roxana. He retired in April 1992. He had resided in Staunton for the past eight years and before that lived in Edwardsville for 38 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Teamsters Local 525 of Alton. He was born in West Frankfort, a son of Len O. and Catherine Sarko Isaacs. He married Patricia J. Meyer on July 3, 1979, in South Roxana. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Glen Issacs and wife Kathleen of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; daughter, Kathy Carter and husband Chris of Santa Maria, Calif.; step sons, Tim McBride and wife Tammy, Mike McBride and wife Lois, Bob McBride and wife Sheri, all of Staunton; half sisters, Teresa Quick and husband Larry of Hanover Park, Susan Rice and husband Frank of Camp Verde, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a half sister, Carol Trettenero and a half brother, Jimmy Trettenero. 

Jachino, Mina E.

Funeral Mass for Mina E. Jachino, of Nokomis, will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Louis Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Pat Jakel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mrs. Jachino died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999, in Pana Community Hospital. She was 89 years old on March 31. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Altar Society of the church, Quilting Ladies and historian of the Navy Mothers organization. She a 1928 graduate of Decatur High School. She was born in Hammond, Indiana, a daughter of Oscar and Mabel Wildman Wood, and was reared by an uncle and aunt, Carl and Dell Wood. She married Peter Jachino on March 31, 1931, in Decatur. He died April 23, 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Delores Lange of Raymond; son, Robert J. Jachino of Greenwich, Conn.; a brother, Burle Wood of Decatur; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ray, Hubert and Lee Wood and a sister, Neta Challans.

Jackson, Harold R.

Memorial service for Harold R. Jackson, of Litchfield, will be held at 7 tonight in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital officiating. The remains have been donated to science. Mr. Jackson died at 8:16 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 62 years old on February 4. He was an Army veteran having served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he lived and worked in Chicago, Leeds, Alabama and Litchfield. He was a member of the VFW of Staunton, Amvets and the Moose Lodge in Litchfield. He was born in Butler Grove Township of Montgomery County, a son of Hubert Clifford and Charlotte Marie Fogle Jackson, and graduated from Litchfield High School. He married Sarah Kendrick on April 16, 1958. She died in May 1987. He married Arrietta May Weaver on December 15, 1995, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ivy K. Jackson and Joseph C. Jackson, both of Litchfield; daughters, Annie Jackson and husband Terry of Stockbridge, Ga., Susan S. Williams and husband Jerry of Leeds, Ala.; brothers, Wesley Jackson of Litchfield, William Jackson of Panama, Wayne Jackson of Coffeen; sisters, Betty List and Alice "Peg" Popovich, both of Litchfield; two grandchildren, Kerri Ann Jackson and Robert Lee Jackson of Stockbridge. Preceding him in death were sons, Harold I. and Hubert E. Jackson; brother, Eugene Jackson; and an infant sister, Alberta Jackson. Memorial services for Harold R. Jackson, of Litchfield, was held at 7 p.m. Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiated. Irene Graden was organist. Mr. Jackson, 62, died Thursday, November 5, in St. Francis Hospital. His remains were donated to medical science.

Jackson, Mina Jean

Services for Mina Jean Jackson, a retired teacher and wife of David A. Jackson who was the managing editor of the News©Herald for many years, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Litchfield Carnegie Public Library for large print books or to Illinois College at Jacksonville. Mrs. Jackson, of Litchfield, died at 7:33 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 69 years old on September 3. She taught in the Litchfield school district for many years, including homebound and hospital©bound students, fourth grade at Madison Park school in 1954 and English at the high school from 1974 until her retirement in December 1989. She helped establish the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy contest at Litchfield High School. She also had been a tutor in the Lincoln Land Community College literacy program and for many years, a story teller to kindergarten classes at Madison Park school. A graduate of South Bend, Indiana, High School, she was salutatorian of her class. She attended Illinois College at Jacksonville, earning a bachelor of science degree in Education and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1950. Later, in 1974, she attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, working towards a master's degree. In 1986, she was awarded the Distinguished Service honor by Illinois College. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Suburbanite unit of the Home Extension Association, Illinois College Alumni Association, and Friends of Litchfield Carnegie Public Library. She also enjoyed playing bridge. She was born in La Crosse, Wis., a daughter of Noble J. and Bessie E. Woyahn Miller. She married David A. Jackson on February 18, 1950, in South Bend. He survives. Surviving also are sons, David Miller Jackson and wife Sharon of Tuscola, Jeffrey Abbot Jackson of Litchfield; daughters, Anne McEwen of Jacksonville, Jennifer Elizabeth Martin and husband Gary of Litchfield; sister, Geraldine Elizabeth Smith and husband Mahlon of Haslett, Mich. Services for Mina Jean Jackson, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. today in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, pator of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lewis Baney, Mason Bouillon, Howard Jones, Nelson Kessinger, William Matthis, all of Litchfield, Frank Allbright of Pana, Mahlon Cooper Smith IV of Milford, Mich., Don W. Yaeger of St. Louis. Following the graveside committal service a meal was provided for family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. Jackson, 69, died Saturday, July 11, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

Jackson, Norman Paul

Norman Paul Jackson, formerly of Waggoner, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in his home in Daleville, Alabama. He was 69 years old last December 2, and an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was engaged in trucking and farming before he retired. After serving 20 years in the Army, he owned and operated a truck leased to the North American Van Lines exhibit fleet. He had resided in the Daleville area for the past 29 years. He was a member of the Lutheran faith and a lifetime member of VFW Lodge 6020 in Daleville and the Moose Lodge in Ltichfield. He was born in Waggoner and resided in the Litchfield area for 15 to 20 years. He married Geraldine Blankenship here and they were later divorced. A sister, Roberta Mitts of Raymond, survives. Surviving also are his wife, Palma Jean Jackson of Daleville; sons, Donald Jackson of Georgetown, Calif., Gary M. Jackson of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughters, Crystal Conrad, Faye Caldwell and Lisa Chance, all of Daleville; eight step children; 10 grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Memorial Park, Dothan, Alabama, with the Rev. Paul Estes officiating. The family suggests memorials be directed to Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Box 2127, Dothan, AL 36302. Graveside service for Norman Paul Jackson, formerly of Waggoner, was held Saturday in Sunset Memorial Park in Dolthan, Alabama. Mr. Jackson died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in his home in Daleville, Ala. He was 69 years old last December 2, and an Army veteran of the the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After spending 20 years in the military, he moved to Daleville where he became owner operator of a truck which he leased to the North American Van Lines exhibit fleet. He was also engaged in farming. He had resided in Daleville for the past 29 years. He was born in Waggoner, a son of Elbert "Pete" and Gabrillia Halleman Jackson. He was married twice. His first marriage, to Geraldine Blankenship, ended in divorce. His second wife, Palma Joan, survives in Daleville. Others surviving include two sons, three daughters, eight step children, 10 grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren and six great grandchildren, none from the local area. In addition are sisters, Roberta Mitts and husband Howard of Raymond, Dorothy Stickles and husband Kenneth of Payson, Ariz., and a brother, Clinton E. Jackson of Great Falls, Mont. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family in care of Mrs. Palma Joan Jackson, 111 Pine Tree lane, Daleville.

Jacob, Jr., Henry R.

Services for Henry R. Jacob, Jr., of rural Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home with Rev. Father Larry Auda, pastor of SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Gillespie, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Masses or the Alzheimer Association. Mr. Jacob died at 3:24 this morning, Friday, February 26, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville. He was 93 years old on September 21. He was a fermer, member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church until it closed and member of SS. Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie. He enjoyed traveling and loved hunting and fishing. He hunted all over the North American Continent, including five times in Alaska. He also hunted in Newfoundland. He was born in East Peoria, a son of Henry and Rosa Rebholz Jacob. He married Crescentia L. Boehm on June 26, 1929, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Vernon Jacob of Litchfield; daughters, Velva Homan and husband William of Godfrey, Vida Marit and husband Charles of rural Litchfield, Viva Wolfe and husband Jim of rural Gillespie; a brother, William V. Jacob of Raymond; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Virgil and a daughter, Velma Jacob. Services for Henry R. Jacob, Jr., of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Larry Auda officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art." Michelle Sweet was the organist. Dorothy Lewey was the vocalist. Pallbearers were Ron Grosenheider, John Frerichs, Howard Hartke, Don Frerichs, Butch Booher, Dale Hammond. Honorary pallbearers were Ben Frerichs, Norman Rull and Maynard Hartke. Mr. Jacob, 93, died Friday, February 26, in Heritage Manor of Carlinville.

Jacob, Ruth Lorraine

Services for Ruth Lorraine Jacob, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Union Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. Jay Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to either the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the Union Avenue Christian Church. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jacob died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 62 years old on July 22. She was a member of the Union Avenue Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Litchfield. She was also a member of the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer for Meals On Wheels, Litchfield Food Pantry and the American Red Cross. She was an avid sports fan. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Howard and Mary Soboleski Billiter, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1954.She attended Eureka College for two years. On March 9, 1957, she married Vernon Henry Jacob in the Union Avenue Christian Church. He survives. Surviving also are sons, David Jacob and wife Shari of Springfield, Steven Jacob and wife Diane of Hillsboro; a daughter, Diane Renken and husband John of Springfield; a brother, Tom Billiter and wife Sue of Litchfield; six grandchildren, Ashley, Danielle, David and Noah Jacob, Dylan and Savannah Renken; and three step grandchildren, Alex, Gabrielle and Kelsey Gee. Other survivors include a nephew, Tim Billiter. Services for Ruth Lorraine Jacob, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Union Avenue Christian Church. The Rev. Jay Johnson officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Vocalists were Kay and Millie Christman. Linda Maulding was organist and pianist. Rev. Johnson read the eulogy written by Mrs. Jacob's daughter in law, Shari Jacob. Pallbearers were Gary Birkenkamp, Andy Furman, Lynis Niehaus, Denny Stewart, Curtis Cooper and Steve Jachino. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Jacob, 62, died Tuesday, February 9, in St. Francis Hospital. 

Jacobs, Belva D.

Memorial service for Belva D. Jacobs, of Staunton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Richardson officiating. Interment of the cremains will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. The family will meet friends on Thursday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Staunton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jacobs died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in Rosewood Care Center, Alton. She was 84 years old on September 10. She worked for the Martha Manning Manufacturing Company in Collinsville, retiring as an instructor in 1975 after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Macoupin County Genealogy Society. She was born in Alhambra, a daughter of George and Johanna Eilers Coalson. She married Lewis "Sally" Jacobs on June 9, 1936. He died August 17, 1998. Surviving are a daughter, Lanida Frizzo and husband Eugene of Alton; sisters, Nigel Ott of Staunton, Marjorie Ulrich of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; brother, Loyal Coalson of New York; and one granddaughter, Lainee Frizzo of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Preceding her in death was a brother, Udell Coalson.

Jacobs, Lewis W.

Memorial service for Lewis W. "Sally" Jacobs, of Staunton, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matthew Richardson officiated. His remains will be cremated and interred at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital in Staunton or the Alzheimers Association. Mr. Jacobs died at 12:03 p.m. Monday, August 17, 1998, in St. Clare's Hospital, Alton. He was 86 years old on July 10. He was active in the city of Staunton, serving as city treasurer, alderman in the fourth ward and on the school board. He worked for Hochmuth Oil Company and Service Station in Staunton, retiring as its manager. He was also a member of the Forrest Lake Fishing Club. He was born in Staunton, a son of Edward and Emma Werner Jacobs. He married Belva Coalson on June 9, 1936. Surviving are his wife, Belva of Bethalto; daughter, Linda Frizzo and husband Eugene of Alton; sister, Edna Schutte of Staunton; brother, Vincent Jacobs of Staunton; a granddaughter, Lainee Frizzo of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Preceding him in death were brothers, Robert and Harry Jacobs.

Jahn, Anita L.

Friends of Anita L. Jahn, of Eagarville, may call in Kravanya Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Her remains will be cremated. Mrs. Jahn died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 42 years old on October 25. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of James A. and Jeanette Gray McKenzie. They survive. Her husband, Mark Jahn died July 6, 1991. Surviving, besides her parents, James and Jeanette McKenzie of Plainview, are daughters, Candy L. Butts of Eagarville, Yvonne D. Jett of Eagarville; brothers, Lewis A. McKenzie of Plainview, James A. McKenzie Jr. of Belton, Texas; grandmother, Adele Gray of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were grandparents, George and Pearl McKenzie and Lewis Gray along with an aunt and an uncle.

Janssen, Paul E.

Funeral arrangements for Paul E. Janssen, of Raymond, are incomplete at Hough Funeral Home. Mr. Janssen, 64, was pronounced dead in his home by Montgomery county coroner shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 5. Services for Paul Eugene Janssen, of Raymond, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hough Funeral Home there with Maurice Bruce officiating. Friends may call on Sunday in the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Janssen was found dead in his home and the county coroner pronounced the death at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 1998. He was 64 years old on May 6, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired after 28 years of service with PPG at Mt. Zion and was a member of the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus and United Steelworkers of America Local 193 in Mt. Zion. He was born in Rountree township, a son of Dick and Mary Londa Wernsing Janssen. He married Gwendolyn Beatty on January 22, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Deborah J. Armes and husband Robert of Nokomis, Donna Kay Applegate and husband Terry of Hillsboro; sons, Donald Janssen of Carlinville, Danny Janssen of Tower Hill, Dalbert Janssen of Harvel; sisters, Meta Rose Brookshire of Coalton, Mary Ann Robinett of Raymond, Martha Kay Reed of Nokomis, Margery Al Abondi of St. Louis; 10 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

Janssen, Ruby Anna

Services for Ruby Anna Lena Janssen, of Nokomis, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mrs. Janssen died at 3:12 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. She was 87 years old on March 1. She was born in Nokomis, a daughter of Henry and Bertha VerHusen Mindrup. She married Theodore e. Janssen on November 24, 1935, in St. Paul's Church. He died January 22, 1985. Surviving are sons, Gerald Janssen of Cypress, Calif., Loren Janssen of Munfordville, Ky.; daughter, Jolene Garofolo of Perth, West Australia; five greandchildren, five step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Arlene on December 28, 1963; a brother, Lonis Mindrup and a sister, Mildred Mindrup as a child.

Jarman, Daisy

Services for Daisy Jarman, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Becker and Son Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Anchutz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Cemetery or the Mt. Olive Ambulance Service. Mrs. Jarman died at 9:31 this morning, Friday, September 11, 1998, in her home. She was 84 years old on December 4. She was a seamstress at Rawlings Sporting Goods Company in St. Louis before she retired. She was born in Cherry, Ill., a daughter of Sylvio and Maria Venturi Gualandi, and attended Schram City schools. She was married three times. Her first husband was William Kaimann. They were married in 1935 in St. Louis and he died in 1941. She then married Voicy Samuel Bush in March 1943 in St. Louis. He died June 23, 1970. Her third husband, Robert Lee Jarman, whom she married in January 1972 in Carlinville, died August 11, 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Siddens of St. Louis; brothers, Dante and Joe Gualandi of Hillsboro, Louis Gualandi of Taylor Springs; three grandchildren, Richard Turner of Grafton, Bruce Turner of St. Louis, Robert Turner of Key West, Fla.; and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Gino, Paul, Calso and Settemo, and a sister, Katie Johnston. Services for Daisy Jarman, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Larry Anschutz officiated. Burial was in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce and Rick Turner, Larry, Gene and Gary Gualandi and Larry Monak. Following the services a lunch was served to family and firends in the Mt. Olive VFW Hall. Mrs. Jarman, 84, died at 9:31 a.m. Friday, September 11, in her home.

Jarman, Lucille B.

Services for Lucille B. Jarman, formerly of Sorento, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Revs. Norman Fenton, Elmer Lynn Fenton and R.E. George officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funreal home. Mrs. Fenton died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, August 30, 1999, in Alton Memorial Hospital. She was 84 years old on July 29. She had spent all of life in the Sorento, Staunton and East Alton areas. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Elbert and Effie Glennn Caulk. She married Orviflle Jarman on January 20, 1934, in Walshville. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Daniel Jarman of Festerburg, Delmar Jarman of Jacksonville; daughters, Delta Sabolo of East Alton, DeMova Cline, Della Jarman both of Springfield; brothers, Lloyd Caulk of New Jersey, Robert Caulk of Sorento; sisters, Evelyn Young of Sorento, Norvella Redell of Erie, Mildred Rameriz of Los Angeles, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Herschel in infancy and sisters, Mildred Jarman and Stella Price.

Jarman, Sylvester N.

Services for Sylvester N. Jarman, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Osborn of Living Stones Fellowship officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Jarman died at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 79 years old last October 5, an an Army veteran of World War II. He was a life long resident of Litchfield. He worked for American Radiator in Litchfield, Commonwealth at Granite City, did carpentry work for George Longworth in Ltichfield, American Steel Foundry in Granite City and retired from Roller Derby Skate Company in Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, a son of James J. and Mamie Grant Jarman. He married Wilma M. Hicks on April 24, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. She died November 7, 1989. Surviving are sons, Tom Hicks of O'Fallon, Sylvester N. Jarman, Jr., of Litchfield, Richard L. Jarman of Litchfield; daughters, Rosemary Martin and husband Darrel, Teresa M. Hemken and husband David, Janet Faye Conner, all of Litchfield, Jolynn F. Hemken and husband Kevin of Walshville; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Others surviving include a special friend, Loretta Cash of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were brothers, Edward, Robert, Charles, James and Avery Jarman and sisters, Irene Estell and Betty Fenton. Services for Sylvester N. Jarman, Sr., of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Osborn officiating. Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Stephanie Conner, Bill Robbins, Brian Martin, Scott Martin, Corey Martin, David Jarman, Mark Jarman and Mike Jarman. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Jarman, 79, died Tuesday, September 21, in St. John's Hospital.

Jascur, June

Services for June Jascur, of Staunton, were held at 10 this morning in the Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Stained Glass Window Fund. Mrs. Jascur died at 4:%7 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old on June 21. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton and the Ladies Aid of the Church. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Samuel and Ida Gruner Hefer. She married John M. Jascur on December 10, 1942, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton. He died May 3, 1993. Surviving are sons, Gary Jascur and wife Kathy of Highland, Jerome Jascur and wife Nancy of Staunton; a brother, Melvin Hefer of Staunton; five grandchildren, Tammy, Kimberly, Christopher, Johnny and Michael Jascur and three step grandchildren, Dr. Todd Plocher, David and Shana Plocher. A sister, Cula Mosser, preceded her in death.

Jarman, Earl M.

Services for Earl M. "Melvin" Jarman, formerly of Sorento, were held this morning in Troy. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Mr. Jarman died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in his home in Troy. He was 79 years old on March 17, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a furnace helper at Granite City Steel Company before he retired and a member of American Legion Post 708 of Troy and the Troy Lions Club. He was born in Sorento, a son of John F. and Florence E. Bentley Jarman. His wife, the former Margaret Caulk, died May 1, 1994. Surviving are sons, Roger Jarman, Gary Jarman, both of Troy, Kelvin Jarman of Belleville; brothers, Hershel Jarman of Sorento, Orville Jarman of East Alton, David Jarman of New Douglas; sisters, Lola Wall of Highland, Irene Titsworth of Bethalto; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one brother and one sister.

Jenkins, Cleo

Services for Cleo Jenkins, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River with the Rev. James Bruce officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Bill Wilson Metro Ministries or Hope Church where he was a member. Mr. Jenkins died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999, in Sunbridge University Care Center in Edwardsville. He was 87 years old on Oct. 6, an Navy veteran of World War II. He worked as a pipefitter and welder with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 553 in East Alton for 42 years. He retired in 1978. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Oliver Oscar and Mertie May Adcock Jenkins. He married Marjorie Stotler on November 3, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo. She died August 15, 1994. Surviving are sons, Gary Jenkins and wife Darlene of Brighton, Howard Jenkins and wife Cyndi of Cottage Hills, Robert Jenkins and wife Julie of Alton; daughters, Delores Jenkins of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sharon Jenkins of Alton, Marjorie Kay Cathorall and husband Dan of Pittsfield, Landa Jenkins of Wood River; sister, Virginia Scharfenburg of Carlinville; 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Floyd Carl, Coy and Chester Jenkins; sisters, Virda Jenkins, Velda Fitzgerald; and a great grandchild.

Jett, Mary E.

Services for Mary E. Jett, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Diveley, pastor of the South Side Church officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery at Fillmore. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. the family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospital or the South Side Church. Mrs. Jett died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 86 years old on February 28. She worked in central supply at the old St. Francis Hospital, located on South State street where the Jehovah Witnesses church and Casey's are now. She also worked as a nurse's aide with Turtle Creek Nursing Home, now Litchfield Health Care Center, and the Barry Nursing Homes, now Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was a member of the South Side Church. She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano for her family and friends. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of August and Nellie Josephine Brown Wendel, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1931. Her first marriage was to Vernon Cloyd Savage; they were later divorced. On February 17, 1980, she married John M. Jett, Sr., in Litchfield. He died February 17, 1980. Surviving are sons, Donald L. Savage and wife Mary Ellen of Eldon, Mo., Darrell D. Savage and wife Valgenia, Marvin A. Savage, Sr., and wife Shirley, all of Litchfield, Larry E. Savage of Fillmore; daughters, Wanda Marit and husband Kenny, Mary Leonard, all of Litchfield, Betty Sussen and husband Richard of Carlyle; several step children; a brother, August J. Wendel of Litchfield; 23 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Gary M. Jett in June 1975; brother, Thomas L. Wendel and a great granddaughter, Trisha Sikorski. Services for Mary E. Jett, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of South Side Church, officiated. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery at Fillmore. Musical selections for the service were "Whispering Hope," "One Day at a Time," "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden." A poem was read by a great grandson, John Sikorski. Pallbearers were Cory Carter of Litchfield, Mark Chesney of St. Louis, paul Chesney of Nashville, Tenn., Dale Collette of Citrus Heights, Calif., Dean Odle of Highland, Robert Odle, Jr., of Butler, Donald L. Savage Jr. of Eldon, Mo., Marvin A. Savage Jr., Litchfield. Honorary pallbearer was Lyndi Savage of Litchfield. Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. Jett, 86, died Wednesday, April 28, in St. Francis Hospital.

Johnson, Delmar A.

Delmar A. Johnson, formerly of rural Nokomis, died March 29, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Horseheads, N.Y. A resident of Horseheads, he was 70 years old. He was a 1946 graduate of Nokomis High School and retired from Corning Glass Company. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Allen; sons, Dennis Epler of Chesapeake, Va., David Epler of Aurora, Colo., Greg Johnson of Irondale, Ala., Kent Johnson of Alphaus, N.Y.; a daughter, Laurie Epler Seymour of Big Flats, N.Y.; brothers, Leslie A. Johnson of Morrisonville, Ray E. Johnson of Nokomis, Elwin L. Johnson of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Orlena Halleman of Nokomis; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Harold, Wilmer and Alfred Johnson. Services were held in Horseheads.

Johnson, Dennis L.

Services for Dennis L. Johnson, of Staunton and alderman in Ward 3 there, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Prairietown Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to Zion Lutheran church or school. Mr. Johnson died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 55 years old on August 21. He was employed in the maintenance department of the Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in Alton for 31 years; he last worked December 31, 1998. He also served in the Army Reserves. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton and the Concordia Singing Society. He was born in Prairietown, a son of Edgar and Matilda Suhrenbrock Johnson. He married Carolyne L. Sharp on September 12, 1970, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Denise and Misty Johnson, both of Staunton; a sister, Alberta Schnur and husband George of Staunton; brothers, Lester Johnson and wife Alice of Fremont, Neb., Harold "Harry" Johnson and wife Helen of Staunton. Others surviving include sisters in law, Lorraine Wieseman of Prairietown and Edna Johnson of Staunton. Preceding him in death were brothers, Orville and Lawrence Johnson.

Johnson, Harold

Services for Harold Johnson, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ricahrd Feyen offficaiting. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mr. Johnson died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 1999, in his home. He was 83 years old on March 17. He was a farmer and a Teamster for more than 20 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of Teamstres Local 525, Alton, and St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Staunton. He was born in Staunton, a son of George and Emma Ruehrup Johnson. He married Aileen Cahill on September 20, 1941, in Staunton. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Carol Balke and husband Delmar of Staunton; brothers, Ervin and Robert Johnson; sisters, Dorothy Northup and Edna Johnson; grandchildren, Dean Balke of Waldorf, Md., Michael Balke of Shawnee, Kan., Lynn Morgan of Staunton, Sharon Balke of Glen Carbon; and three great grandchildren. Preceding him in death are two brothers, Herman Johnson and one in infancy.

Johnson, J. Millard

J. Millard Johnson, brother of Juanita Miller of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in Regency Nursing Care, Rochester. He was 74 years old on October 9, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Before his retirement, he was a farmer. Born in Algood, Tenn., a son of James Bratch and Lillie L. Flatt Johnson, he married Grace Spengler in 1947 in Springfield; she died in 1997. Surviving are sons, James Phillip Spengler of Edwardsville, Henry Thomas Spengler of Rochester; daughters, Deloris Hobbs of Rochester, Nancy Jean Roese of Springfield, Donna Hibbetts of Pana, Carolyn Lagemann of Dawson; brothers, Lark and Robert Johnson of Springfield; six other sisters, Loledia Hammann of Carlinville, Freda Meyers, Marion Brown, both of Springfield, Josephine Melter of Taylorville, Avanelle Cook and Cora Carricker, both of Edwarsville; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Wilson Park Funeral Home, Rochester, with burial in Zion Cemetery at Pawnee.

Johnson, Marie A.

Services for Marie A. Johnson, of Nokomis, were held at 11 this morning in Trinity Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Bert Eickhoff officiated. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery, Nokomis. Mrs. Johnson died at 6:10 p.m. Friday, July 9, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Pana. She was 92 years old on November 14. She was born in Moers-Merbeck, Germany, a daughter of Victor and Marie Dezelak Plahutnik, and came to Nokomis from Germany in 1914. She married Otto E. Johnson on August 16, 1927, in Vermillion, South Dakota. He died September 22, 1976. Surviving are sons, Eugene Johnson and wife Mary Ann, and Carl Johnson, of Nokomis; brother, Victor Micklautsz of Nokomis; sister, Dorothy Sodnik of Nokomis; three grandchildren, Karl Johnson of Nokomis, Janet Johnson of Sampaga, Hawaii, Kurt Johnson of Edwardsville; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Lila Marie in infancy; brother, August Sanders; sisters, Tresa Morrison and Tellie DuCotte; and a grandson, Paul E. Johnson.

Johnson, Mary

Services for Mary DeMaris Johnson, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. FAther Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Women of the Moose will conduct last rites at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the VFW Cancer Fund. Mrs. Johnson died at 2:08 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, in her home. She was 69 years old on March 26. She worked at Brown Shoe Company, Roller Derby Skate Corporation and was a nurse's aide at the former Weathreford Nursing Home in Carlinville and at Litchfield Terrace. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose Chapter 581, Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 436, past president of the VFW Post 3912 Auxiliary and the Amvets Post 16 Auxiliary. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of Andrew and Margaret Mitchell Jeffrey. She married Earl G. Johnson on December 17, 1977, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. He survives. Surviving also are sons, George Bertetto and wife Mary Lou of Gillespie, William Bertetto and wife Diane of Benld; brother, George Jeffrey of Arizona; three grandchildren, William Bertetto Jr. of St. Charles, Mo., Dena and John Bertetto, both of Benld. Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Christina Bertetto. Services for Mary DeMaris Johnson, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections were "At the Crossing of the Jordan," "Just a Rose Will Do," "Amazing Grace" and "On Eagles Wings." Pallbearers were grandsons, John Bertetto and William Bertetto, Jr., and also Marion Basso, Jim Curto, John Florek, Jr., and Lanny Ribes. Following the services a lunch was provided for the family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mrs. Johnson, 69, died Sunday, May 9, in her home.

Johnson, Vernon P.

Services for Vernon P. Johnson, of Coalton, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nokomis, with the Rev. James Norton officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Nokomis. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Johnson died at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 1999, in his home. He was 71 years old on September 28, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a driver - salesman before he retired, member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He was born in Nokomis, a son of William a. and Etta Croon Johnson. He married Margaret Gottschalk on October 24, 1952, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, William A. Johnson of Coalton; daughter, Joni M. Perry of Pana; brothers, Melvin and Clifford Johnson of Nokomis; sister, Inez DeWerff of Nokomis; and seven grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, James in 1975 and a brother, Earl in infancy.

Johnson, Warren B.

Funeral arrangements for Warren B. Johnson, brother of Lorene Lovell and husband Joe of Litchfield, are pending in Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Johnson, of Nokomis, died Thursday, October 28, 1999, in his home in Nokomis. He was 78 years old on February 27. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 27 years, retiring as a furnace operator. He had served in the Civil Conservation Corps, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He was born in Nokomis, a son of Ben C. and Anna Gerhard Johnson. He married Lennella McDaniel in 1942 in Hartford. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Gerald and Oreland Johnson, both of Nokomis; daughters, Kathryn Wolverton and Sheryl Elam, also of Nokomis; two other sisters, Margaret Bernard of BEthalto and Anna Marie McNeill of Witt; brothers, Chris and Wesley T. Johnson of Nokomis; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services for Warren B. Johnson, of Nokomis, were held today in Sutton Funeral Home there. The Rev. Bert Eichoff officiated. Burial was in Nokomis Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, 78, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 1999, in his home. His obituary was in Friday's paper.

Johnston, John C.

Services for John C. Johnston, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Poway, Calif. The Poway Bernardo Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnston, of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., died Wednesday, January 27, 1999. He was 75 years old last February 9, and a Marine veteran of World War II. Born in Hillsboro, he was marketing manager for Pacific Telephone Company before he retired. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; daughters, Laura Lindquest of Denver, Colo., Lisa Collins of San Diego, Calif., Linda Van Vark of Rancho Bernardo; a brother, Harold Lee Johnston of Kansas City, Mo.; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be directed to the The Salvation Army. 

Johnston, Myrtle Iva

Services for Myrtle Iva Johnston, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from one hour before the service. The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Southside Church. Mrs. Johnston died at 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 79 years old on November 10. She was employed as a nurses aid with the Macoupin County Nursing Home and the Barry Care Center in Carlinville for 25 years. She enjoyed quilting by hand and baking. She was born near Standard City in Macoupin County, a daughter of Bert and Violet Elizabeth Fishback Prichard. She married Irvin M. Johnston on November 20, 1936, in Carlinville. He died in September 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Jett of Litchfield; brother, Earl Prichard of West Richland, Wash.; sister, Earlene Laurent of Litchfield; 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Nora Gunning and sisters, Albertha Gerdes, Mabel Janulavich, Lucille Jones and Frances Prichard.

Jones, Ida Augusta

Services for Ida Augusta Jones, of Litchfield, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fricke © Calvert © Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will be in Union Cemetery there. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Mrs. Jones died at 2:02 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 98 years old on August 9. She was employed as a store clerk and cashier by the National Tea Company before she retired, and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Lincoln. She was born in Dona Votri Bukovina, a daughter of Herman and Matilda Kundee Schimpf. She married Albert Jones in 1920 in Chicago. He died in 1970. Surviving are a son, Robert W. Jones and wife Charlotte of Litchfield; a sister, Hilda Becklinger of Morengo; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A brother, Joseph, preceded her in death.

Jones, Lloyd M.

Graveside service for Lloyd Michael Jones was held this afternoon in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville. Mr. Jones, father of Dustin Jones of Litchfield, died Monday, October 18, 1999, in St. Clement Hospital at Red Bud. He was 47 years old. Others surviving include daughters, Stacey and Amy Jones of Tucson, Ariz., Robyn, Lauryn and Sharon Jones of New Athens and a sister, Terrie Jones of Meredosia.

Jones, Martha E.

Services for Martha E. Jones, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in Trinity Lutheran Church, Girard. Inurnment of cremains will be held in Auburn Cemetery at a later date. Calvert and Ferry Funeral Homes, Virden, was in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Jones died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999, in her home in Springfield. She was 46 years old on May 24. She worked for the State of Illinois Department of Aging for 17 years and was bureau chief in publications and print management. She held an associates degree in graphic arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, having graduated from there in 1972. She was a 1970 graduate of Virden High School. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of James E. and Ela Uchtman Jones. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, George C. and Elena Howarth of Virden; brothers, James E. Jones and wife Deborah, William E. Jones and wife Lorna, all of Hillsboro, Ned F. Jones and wife Sonja of Virden, George C. Howarth Jr. and wife Melissa of Virden; sisters, Rachel L. Cornwell of Virden, Mary Jane Jones of Chatham, Alice J. Hayes and husband Michael of Pleasant Plains, Carol S. Stout of Springfield. Preceding her in death was her father, James Jones in 1980.

Jones, Merle J.

Services for Merle J. Jones, of Gillespie, were held at 2 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home there. The Rev. Father Larry Auda officiated. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Mr. Jones died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, December 25, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 76 years old on November 15. He was a warehouseman for the A&P Grocery Company in Chicago before he retired. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2076 of Gillespie. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Jasper N. Jones and Velma Atteberry Jones Heck. Surviving is a sister, Elsie Trask of Benld. Others surviving include a nephew, Kenneth Koski of Gillespie and nieces, Donna Neff of Streamwood and Sharon Smith of Joplin, Mo. Preceding him in death were three brothers, twins Edward and Earl, and Warren Jones.

Jones, Mildred L.

Services for Mildred Louise "Millie" Jones, formerly of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church of Virden with the Revs. Rick Williams and Eugene R. Lamprot officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, from 4 to 8 p.m., or on Saturday in the church from one hour before the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital. Mrs. Jones, of Virden, died at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 61 years old on January 9. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Virden. She was born in New Douglas, a daughter of Jacob Nicklas and Anna Mae Slightom Favre, and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1956. She married David William Jones on June 29, 1957, in Mt. Olive. He survives. Surviving also are sons, William David Jones of Girard, Mark Anthony Jones of Virden; daughters, Susan Annette Jones Evans and husband Tom of Thayer, Yvonne Lee Allen and husband Kenny of Virden, Jacqueline Kay Myers and husband Scott of Virden; brothers, Paul Favre and wife Pauline of Staunton, Jack Favre and wife Laura of Geneseo; sisters, Annie Slightom of Carlinville, Lucy Frew and husband Bob, and Betty Happel, all of Geneseo; six grandchildren, Audrey Mae and Matthew David Evans of Thayrer, David Franklin and Krystal Violet Allen of Virden, Jacob Nicholas and Jonathan David Myers of Virden. Preceding her in death were a son, Jeffrey Michael Jones in infancy; daughter, Susane Annette Jones in infancy; step father, Joseph Ferketich on July 16, 1972; brothers, Alfred, Earl, George, Charles and infant Joseph Favre; sisters, infant Viola Favre and Rosalie Host. 

Jones, Oliver (O.D.)

Services for Oliver "O.D." Jones, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Harry Meyer, pastor of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Hillsboro. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery at Hillsboro with military rites conducted by VFW Post 3912, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Hospital Extended Care facility. Mr. Jones died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 69 years old on August 25, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an Illinois State Police officer from 1957 to 1965 and also worked as a dispatcher for the Hillsboro Fire Department from 1976 to 1989. He also served on the Montgomery County Baord. He spent most of life in Hillsboro, was a member of the Moose Lodge and Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 51 A.F.&A.M., both in Hillsboro, and VFW Post 3912 of Litchfield. During his military service he served three years in Japan. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Cloyd A. and Myrtle G. Bewley Jones, and was a graduate of Hillsboro High School. He married Marilyn Noyes on June 19, 1954, in Hillsboro. She died October 9, 1996. Surviving are sons, Gregory Jones and wife Connie of Hillsboro, Ricky A. Jones of Hillsboro, Brian Jones of Pawnee; a brother, Marvin "P.J." Jones of Florida; a sister, Doris Edwards of Florida; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Jordan, John J.

Funeral Mass for John J. Jordan, of Farmersville, will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father Alan McIntosh. Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery, Morrisonville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to Masses or St. Isidore School in Farmersville. Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jordan died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1999, in his home. He ws 59 years old on May 13. He was a music teacher. He received his early education at St. Isidore School in Farmersville, graduating in the class of 1957. He later attended Springfield Junior College and the American Conservatory in Chicago where he acquired a bachelors degree in 1966 and a masters degree in 1969 in Music Education. He taught at the Waverly school for 17 years. He was also a realtor with Action Realty in Springfield and the pianist at the Illini Country Club until his health forced his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1152 in Farmersville. He was born in Springfield, a son of Jerome and Lucille Carney Jordan. He never married. Surviving are his mother, Lucille Jordan of Farmersville; sister, Sister Monica Borgognoni of Springfield; and brother, Alex Jordan of Divernon. His father, Jerome Jordan, preceded in death on February 16, 1974.

Jorn, Frank A.

Funeral Mass for Frank A. Jorn, of Hillsboro, were held at 10 this morning in St. John's Catholic Church, Coffeen. The Rev. Father Carl Schmidt, pastor of the church, presided. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery at Coffeen. Mr. Jorn died Friday, December 24, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 93 years old on September 10. He was a farmer and also worked for ASARCO Zinc Company in Taylor Springs for approximately 20 years. He retired in 1974. He lived in the Hillsboro and Coffeen areas for his entire life. He was a star basketball player at Coffeen High School and also an avid baseball fan. He was a member of St. John's Church at Coffeen, the Knights of Columbus, and Laborers Union Local 1201. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Peter and Theresa Miller Jorn. He married Freda Boas on October 6, 1927, in St. John's Church; she died September 28, 1987. Surviving are sons, Frank F. Jorn and Margaret Jorn, Kenneth Jorn and wife Carol, all of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Randy and wife Darla, Rebecca Christ, Dennis and wife Paula, Darrin and wife Cara, all of Hillsboro; and six great grandchildren. Others surviving include two children he reared, Paul Lyons of Plymouth, Mich. and Theresa Ann Lyons Leahy of St. Louis. Preceding him in death were five sisters, six brothers and a grandson, Rodney Jorn.

Justice, Donna M.

Donna M. Justice, sister of Michael S. Smith of Gillespie, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in her home in Athens. She was 58 years old on June 3. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Granville C. and Marie V. Tomlin Smith. She married Robert Justice in 1987 in Springfield. He survives. Surviving are sons, Arnold and Darryl Briganti both of North Carolina; step son, Keith Justice of Dublin Calif.; mother, Marie V. Smith of Springfield; other brothers, Granville C. Smith, Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Thomas Smith of Athens; sisters, Judith Williams of Athens, Barbara Crowley of Springfield; and six grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday in Mott and Henning Funeral Home. Burial will be Hall Cemetery, Athens.

Justison, Thomas S.

Services for Thomas Stanley Justison, who was instrumental in the building of lakes Lou Yaeger and Glenn Shoals, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Burial will be in Behme Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home or from one hour before the service on Saturday. The family suggests memorials be directed to Hillsboro Hospital or the Behme Cemetery Fund. Mr. Justison, of Butler, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 77 years old on December 26. He was born in Chicago, a son of Antanas Juscius and Katherine Daugerdie Justison. The family later moved to a farm in Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin County and he attended Elmwood Grade School. He graduated from Gillespie High School in 1940 and received a second alternate Congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. He married Anna Jane Loveless, daughter of Wiley and Elizabeth Edmiston Loveless of rural Carlinville, on October 14, 1945, in the United Methodist Church of Gillespie. They resided on a farm near Raymond in 1947. In 1953, they purchased a farm north of Butler. He was an ASCS township committeeman for 23 years and also served on the county ASCS committee for six years. He was on the Montgomery County FHA loan committee and through his efforts loans for building Lake Lou Yaeger at Litchfield and Lake Glenn Shoals in Hillsboro were obtained. He served as president of the Butler Grade School PTA and later on the Hillsboro Community Unit 3 board of education for a number of years, as member, secretary and president of the board. He was a lifetime member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union of Illinois, the Lithuanian American Club and Wares Grove Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna; sons, Thomas A. Justison of rural Butler, David L. Justison and wife Lana of rural Hillsboro; daughter, Patricia J. Newberry and husband Timothy of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Walter Justison of Springfield; sister, Helen Bechtold of Alton; and six grandchildren, Julie, Jennifer, Keri, David Michael, Patricia K. and Thomas Fredrick Justison. Preceding him in death were a brother, Rolland Justison and sisters, Alda Arter and Bernice Grichnik.


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