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Charles Lackman OF 612 SOUTH PRAIRIE STREET IN JERSEYVILLE DIED AT TWO FORTY-FIVE O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY MORNING, 10 MAR FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ILL HEALTH. DESPITE THE LOSS OF HIS RIGHT ARM IN A FARM ACCIDENT AS A YOUNG MAN, MR. LACKMAN SINCE MOVING TO JERSEYVILLE A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO WAS EMPLOYED BY SEVERAL LOCAL FIRMS IN JANITORIAL WORK. THE DECEASED WAS BORN IN DUBOIS COUNTY, INDIANA, 29 MAR 1881, A SON OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. HENRY LACKMAN. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SEVENTY-TWO YEARS, ELEVEN MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS. SURVIVING THE DECEDENT ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. JENNIE LACKMAN; ONE SON, CHARLES W. LACKMAN OF JERSEYVILLE; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. LENA MOORE OF HILLVIEW AND MRS. EMMA SUTTLES OF JERSEYVILLE; FOUR GRANDCHILDREN; ONE BROTHER, JOHN LACKMAN OF GREENFIELD, AND ONE SISTER, MISS ROSE LACKMAN OF GREENFIELD. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT NINE-THIRTY O'CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING, 12 MAR AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH. REQUIEM MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FATHER JOHN J. CLANCY AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY IN GREENFIELD. [Mar 1954]

SERVICES FOR Glenn W. Lahr, 73, A RETIRED FARMER OF R. 1, JERSEYVILLE WERE CONDUCTED TUES AT THE PIASA METHODIST CHURCH WITH THE REVS. ROGER CZAIA AND JOHN SEIBERT OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY, JERSEYVILLE. HE DIED AT 8:17 AM 24 FEB AT CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL NORTHEAST, ST. LOUIS. BORN 22 FEB 1911 IN GREENFIELD, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN WILLIAM AND MARY DAMM LAHR AND WAS ALSO RETIRED FROM THE ILLINOIS VALLEY SUPPLY CO. OF KANE. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, THE FORMER EDITH PEARCE WHOM HE MARRIED 17 AUG 1938 IN JERSEY COUNTY; THREE DAUGHTERS, MARY GRAHAM, JERSEYVILLE; VIRGINIA FULLER, ADA MICH.; MELINDA KRUSE, BUNKER HILL; TWO SONS, ROBERT OF MEDORA AND PRESTON OF SHIPMAN; SIX GRANDCHILDREN; SISTER, VELMA WAGGONER OF BRIGHTON; THREE BROTHERS, LOREN OF SHIPMAN; WINFRED AND KENNETH OF PIASA. [Democrat News 28 Feb 1984]

Mayme Ethel Landon, 96, DIED AT 7:48 PM FRIDAY, 4 JUL 1986, FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS, AT ELDERCARE OF ALTON, WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT. BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE RICHARD B. AND MARY E. (MURPHY) PRICE, SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE LANDON ON 12 APR 1903 IN JERSEY COUNTY. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH IN JAN 1969. SURVIVING IS ONE DAUGHTER, RENA AUSTIN OF ALTON; ONE SON, NORMAN A. LANDON OF GREENFIELD; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; 24 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND 17 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 4 TO 9 PM SUNDAY AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME, WHERE SERVICES WILL BE AT 2 PM, MONDAY, WITH THE REV. DAN VITATOE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN GRIMES-NEELY CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE. [05 Jul 1986]

SERVICES FOR Patricia L. Stocks Landon, 37, OF BETHALTO WILL BE HELD AT 1:30 PM THURS AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. V. CLAY NOAH OFFICIATING. SHE DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT 10:50 PM 3 JUN AT WOOD RIVER TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL IN WOOD RIVER. SHE WAS BORN 4 OCT 1947 IN CARROLLTON, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT L. AND RUTH JONES STOCKS OF JERSEYVILLE AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH IN ALTON. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER PARENTS; AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, KAREN, CORRISA, MICHELLE AND SHARON, ALL AT HOME. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY.

REQUIEM MASS FOR Otto Leo Langer, 72, OF 500 NORTH STATE STREET, JERSEYVILLE WAS CELEBRATED WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE HOLY GHOST CHURCH WITH REV. ROBERT HEINTZ CELEBRANT. HIS DEATH OCCURRED 19 NOV AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. INTERMENT WAS IN ST. FRANCIS CEMETERY. BORN 25 OCT 1900 IN ELDRED, MR. LANGER WAS THE SON OF AMAND AND MARIE SEIFERT LANGER. A RETIRED FARMER, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND ELKS LODGE. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. HELEN FLEMING LANGER; FOUR SISTER, MRS. MARY CORDES, MRS. EDITH ALBRECHT, MRS. LENA POHLMAN AND MRS. AGNES BUHNEKEMPER OF CARROLLTON. HIS PARENTS, THREE BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT 7 PM TUESDAY. [1972]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Albert C. Langley, 72 YEAR OLD RESIDENT OF GREENFIELD AND BROTHER OF MRS. JESS HAMBLEN OF JERSEYVILLE, WERE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON AT 2 O'CLOCK AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN GREENFIELD. BURIAL WAS IN FERNWOOD CEMETERY, ROODHOUSE. THE DEATH OF MRS. LANGLEY OCCURRED FRIDAY AT 10:30 PM IN BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON WHERE HE HAD BEENA A PATIENT FOR ONE DAY. A SON OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. NORMAN LANGLEY, HE WAS BORN AT GLASGOW ON 6 AUG 1894. SURVIVING HIM IN ADDITION TO......REST OF OBITUARY IS MISSING. [06 Oct 1966]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Emma Mae Lanham, 85, OF 306 SNEDEKER AVE., JERSEYVILLE WERE CONDUCTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, 29 MAY AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATING. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 7:15 PM ON 26 MAY AT THE MODERN CARE FACILITIES IN JACKSONVILLE. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. SHE WAS BORN 2 MAY 1889 IN ROCKBRIDGE TOWNSHIP IN GREENE COUNTY, A DAUGHTER OF GEORGE B. AND ADA MATILDA RENO WHITLOCK. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, ROY LANHAM. HER FIRST HUSBAND, HUGH SMITH, DIED IN 1942. MRS. LANHAM WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE, SENIOR CITIZENS OF JERSEYVILLE, PANHANDLE HOME BUREAU, WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS, REBEKA H LODGE, AND ORDER OF EASTERN STAR NO. 656. SHE IS SURVIVED BY A STEP DAUGHTER, LOIS LINN OF GREENFIELD; A BROTHER, DEWEY WHITLOCK OF BUNKER HILL; ONE GRANDCHILD. HER PARENTS, THREE BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER, PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS HELD AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE HEART FUND AS A MEMORIAL. [30 May 1974]

Fred Lanham, A RETIRED FARMER OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED SUDDENLY THURSDAY MORNING, 25 SEP AT SIX THIRTY FIVE O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF JOHN PILLE WHERE HE HAD GONE TO ASSIST WITH SOME CARPENTERY WORK. HE HAD BEEN UNDER THE CARE OF A PHYSICIAN BUT HIS CONDITION WAS NOT CONSIDERED ALARMING. MR. LANHAM WAS A SON OF THE LATE JAMES E. AND ANNETTE IRWIN LANHAM, AND WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY 3 MAY 1890. AT THE TIME OF DEATH HE WAS AGED SIXTY TWO YEARS, FOUR MONTHS AND TWENTY TWO DAYS. THE DECEASED IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. JESSIE A. LANHAM; ONE DAUGHTER, DOROTHY ANN LANHAM OF JERSEYVILLE; ONE BROTHER, ROY D. LANHAM OF JERSEYVILLE, AND ONE SISTER, MRS. ALVIN EMBLEY OF JERSEYVILLE. HIS PARENTS AND THREE BROTHERS, CHRISTY, ELMER AND HARRY, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. MR. LANHAM WAS A MEMBER OF THE KANE METHODIST CHURCH. THE BODY WILL BE AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER SEVEN O'CLOCK FRI EVENING. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH SUN, 28 SEP AT TWO O'CLOCK. THE REV. LAVERNE POOLE WILL OFFICIATE AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [Sep 1952]

James E. Lanham, SON OF EDWARD AND ELIZABETH BLAND LANHAM, BORN NEAR KANE, ILL., 20 AUG 1850, DIED; AGE 66 YEARS. HE MARRIED NETTIE E. IRWIN, 24 DEC 1879. SIX CHILDREN WERE BORN. HIS WIFE DIED 9 SEP 1916. LEAVES: CHRISTY IRWIN, GUSIE ALICE EMBLEY, ROY DEAN, THOMAS ELMER, FRED EBERT AND JAMES HARRY; TWO DAUGHTERS-IN LAW, DORA AND MYRTLE AND ONE SON IN LAW, ALVIN EMBLEY. TWO GRANDCHILDREN; TWO SISTERS: MRS. JOSEPH DEATON OF WHITE HALL, MRS. GEORGE BANDY OF JERSEYVILLE. ONE BROTHER: THOMAS LANHAM OF GREENFIELD. MR. LANHAM LIVED IN GREENE COUNTY UNTIL 1893 WHEN HE MOVED TO JERSEY COUNTY. BELONGED TO M.E. CHURCH. FUNERAL FROM HOME, REV. B.A. HOAR OF KANE OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY AT JERSEYVILLE. [Jerseyville Republican Jul 1917]

Jessie A. Lanham, 99, OF SLIDELL, LA., FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT 9:30 AM FRIDAY 12 AUG 1988, AT NORTH SHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN SLIDELL. BORN IN GREENE COUNTY, SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ALFRED AND ELIZA (ILLGER) MORGAN. SHE WAS MARRIED TO THE LATE FRED E. LANHAM. SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, DOROTHY WISEHART OF SLIDELL; AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FOUR SISTERS, TILLIE BECKNER, AMY MAINS, BETHA MORGAN AND ANNA JENKINS. VISITATION IS 7-9 PM TUES AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WHERE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 2PM WED WITH THE REV. CHUCK EPPERLY OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE.

THE FUNERAL OF Mrs. Mary E. Lanham, 88, OF JERSEYVILLE WAS CONDUCTED YESTERDAY MORNING, 8 OCT AT THE JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATING. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 11 AM ON 5 OCT AT GARNET'S CHATEAU. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. SHE WAS BORN 29 MAY 1887 IN GREENE COUNTY, A DAUGHTER OF AMOS AND ELLA MILLER. HER HUSBAND, ELMER LANHAM, DIED IN 1943. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE BROTHER, WILLIAM S. MILLER OF CALIMESA, CALIF.; AND TWO NEPHEWS, AMOS R. MAJOR OF PADUCAH, KY. AND R. ELLSWORTH MILLER OF FRESNO, CALIF. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE CANCER SOCIETY AS A MEMORIAL. [09 Aug 1975]

SIX GRANDSONS, ORAN, ORVAL AND WAYNE LEGATE, CARL AND EDWIN PITTENGER AND EUGENE SLATEN, WERE PALLBEARERS AT THE FUNERAL OF Mrs. Fannie Larbey, WELL KNOWN GRAFTON RESIDENT, HELD WED. AFTERNOON AT TWO O'CLOCK AT THE GRAFTON METHODIST CHURCH. REV. ROBERT BROWN OFFICIATED AT THE FINAL RITES AND INTERMENT WAS IN SCENIC HILL CEMETERY. THE DEATH OF MRS. LARBEY, WIDOW OF ALBERT J. LARBEY, OCCURRED SUNDAY, 1 APR AT HER HOME IN GRAFTON. SHE HAD BEEN ILL THE PAST FEW WEEKS. MRS. LARBEY WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 30 NOV 1875 AND HER AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS EIGHTY YEARS, FOUR MONTHS AND ONE DAY. MRS. LARBEY HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF GRAFTON FOR SEVENTY-THREE YEARS. SHE WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA IN GRAFTON AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH FOR SIXTY-FOUR YEARS. SURVIVING HER ARE THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. EARL PITTENGER, MRS. EARL LEGATE AND MRS. EDITH NAIRN OF GRAFTON, TEN GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND AND ONE DAUGHTER, VIRGINIA. [1955]

Albert Lafe Lawrence, 23 YEAR OLD JERSEYVILLE MAN, DIED SHORTLY AFTER FIVE O'CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING OF INJURIES SUSTAINED AN HOUR EARLIER IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 67 IN NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY. HIS DEATH OCCURRED AT ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOSPITAL IN CLAYTON WHERE HE WAS MOVED AFTER HIS 1967 MG MIDGET VEERED INTO A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT DUNN ROAD AS HE WAS ENROUTE HOME FROM HIS WORK AT McDONNELL AIRCRAFT WHERE HE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AS A MECHANIC FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS. ST. LOUIS COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE CONTINUING INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT AS THE YOUNG FATHER'S WALLET AND McDONNELL IDENTIFICATION CARD ARE MISSING. THE JERSEYVILLE MAN HAD RECEIVED HIS PAYCHECK THAT NIGHT. MR. LAWRENCE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON 1 MAR 1945 AND ATTENDED THE LOCAL SCHOOLS. HE WAS GRADUATED FROM LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED JUNIOR COLLEGE IN JOLIET BEFORE ACCEPTING EMPLOYMENT AT McDONNELL. HIS AGE AT DEATH WAS 23 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, AND 26 DAYS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. SHIRLEY RANKEN LAWRENCE, AND TWO DAUGHTERS, HEATHER, 2 1/2, AND DAPHNE, 2 MONTHS, WHO RESIDE AT THE FAMILY HOME, 514 WEST MULBERRY STREET, THIS CITY; HIS FATHER, ORVILLE LAWRENCE OF MUSKOGEE, OKLA; HIS MOTHER, MRS. THERESA LINDSTROM OF LOCKPORT; A BROTHER, RONALD LAWRENCE OF JOLIET; HALF SISTER, MRS. ALBERTA TUCKER OF KANE; HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, MRS. ALBERT LANGLEY OF GREENFIELD; AND HIS STEP FATHER, RUSSELL LINDSTROM OF LOCKPORT. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. LAWRENCE WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 29 SEP, AT 1:30 O'CLOCK AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WITH REV. CARLTON G. CHRISTENSON, PASTOR OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF THIS CITY, AND REV. RICHARD JARVIS OF CANTON, UNCLE OF MRS. LAWRENCE, OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME. [PICTURE OF DECEASED APPEARS IN OBITUARY] [03 Oct 1968]

Mrs. Alma Emily Lawson OF RTE. 2, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT 4:25 PM SUNDAY AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON. SURVIVING ARE SIX SONS, ROBERT W. OF PALMYRA, CHARLES J. OF ST. ANN, MO., JAMES E. OF JERSEYVILLE, GEORGE L. OF FORESTVILLE, MO.; HARVEY M. OF GODFREY AND JOHN N. OF JERSEYVILLE; FIVE DAUGHTERS, MRS. HELEN OGLE OF MAPLEWOOD, MO.,; MRS. LOIS HENDRICKSON OF WHITE HALL; MRS. ANNA EPPS OF JERSEYVILLE; MRS. LINDA EDWARDS OF LIBBY, MONT; AND MRS. HAZEL HUFF OF SHIPMAN; 36 GRANDCHILDREN; 16 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; TWO BROTHERS, LEE RILEY OF PEROIA AND MILTON O. RILEY OF ALICEVILLE, ALA.; AND A SISTER, MRS. ISABELLE RAPER OF JACKSONVILLE. FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER 3 PM TUES AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:30 PM WED WITH THE REV. KENNETH WORKMAN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN FERNWOOD CEMETERY, ROODHOUSE. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HAS BEEN NAMED AS A MEMORIAL. [24 Mar 1975]

A FUNERAL MASS FOR Eva P. Leach, 77, OF 503 W. ARCH, JERSEYVILLE, A RETIRED TEACHER, WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10 AM TUES AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH WITH FATHER PATRICK MORROW AND FATHER R.T. SHEA AS CONCELEBRANTS. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 1:35 AM 21 FEB AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL AFTER A FEW MONTHS ILLNESS. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY 10 MAY 1904, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE EDWARD AND ANNA VANDERSAND MARTIN. MRS. LEACH WAS AN ELEMENTARY TEACHER FOR OVER 50 YEARS. SHE TAUGHT FOR 46 YEARS IN JERSEY, GREENE, AND CASS COUNTIES AND FOR FOUR YEARS AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CARROLLTON. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH, THE NATIONAL EDUCATION AND ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS, AND THE JERSEY-GREENE COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO SISTERS, MARY JANE COPP OF SPRINGFIELD AND ANNA THOMPSON OF HILLSBORO, MO. AND A NIECE, MARY LONG OF HILLSBORO, MO; FIVE GREAT NEPHEWS AND NIECES. A FRIEND, FLORENCE SHORTAL, MADE HER HOME WITH MRS. LEACH FOR 41 YEARS. HER HUSBAND, MELVIN LEACH, WHOM SHE MARRIED 16 FEB 1922 DIED 29 MAY 1960. VISITATION FROM 4 TO 9 PM MONDAY AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED AT 7 PM. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. THE ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH BUILDING FUND AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HAVE BEEN NAMED AS MEMORIALS. [23 Feb 1982]

Scesna Leach, 82, DIED AT 2:30 PM SUNDAY 18 MAY 1986 AT GREENWOOD MANOR IN JERSEYVILLE AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS A SCHOOLTEACHER IN MEDORA AND CARROLLTON, AND IN JERSEY COUNTY UNIT 100 SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHERE SHE RETIRED FROM IN 1968. BORN IN MORGANTOWN, KY, SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE DAVIS L. AND NINA H. (THOMAS) HARRELD. HER HUSBAND, CALVIN WALKER JAMES, DIED IN 1957. THEN, ON 30 AUG 1968 IN JERSEYVILLE, SHE WAS MARRIED TO GUS R. LEACH, WHO DIED 18 AUG 1982. SURVIVING ARE A STEPSON, CHARLES "CHUCK" LEACH OF MIDLAND, MICH; AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 9:30 AM WED UNTIL TIME OF SERVICES AT 11:30 AM AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WITH THE REV. SIMON A. SIMON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY IN ST. LOUIS. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RESEARCH.

Phyllis Lenington, 45, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT 4:05 AM THURSDAY 25 JUN 1987 AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL IN JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND LILIAN (OSBURN) STRINGER. SHE MARRIED LEON LENINGTON ON 13 JAN 1956 IN JERSEYVILLE. HE SURVIVES, IN ADDITION TO FOUR SONS, ROBERT LENINGTON OF CARROLLTON, LARRY AND DOUGLAS LENINGTON, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, AND EARL BARNES OF LITCHFIELD; TWO DAUGHTERS, SHERRIE SCOGGINS OF CARROLLTON AND RITA HOLYFIELD OF GRAFTON; EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN; TWO SISTERS, DOROTHY GREEN AND JOYCE BELL, BOTH OF CARROLLTON; AND TWO BROTHERS, GEORGE STRINGER OF JERSEYVILLE AND ROBERT STRINGER OF CARROLLTON. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A BROTHER, BILLY STRINGER, AND A SISTER, GERTRUDE ROBINSON. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 4 TO 9 PM TODAY AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. JOHN WILSON WILL CONDUCT SERVICES AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT 2 PM SATURDAY. BURIAL WILL BE AT OAK GROVE CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE.

FUNERAL MASS FOR Mrs. Margaret Cornelia “Maggie” LeFaivre, 74, OF GRAFTON WAS CELEBRATED MONDAY AT ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BELTREES, WITH FATHER PATRICK MORROW CELEBRANT. SHE DIED 20 APR AT CALHOUN COMPREHENSIVE CARE CENTER, HARDIN. INTERMENT WAS IN SCENIC HILL CEMETERY. SHE WAS BORN 3 AUG 1898 IN GRAFTON THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND MARY EMERY HAMILTON. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE EVANS J. LEFAIVRE, SUPERVISOR IN QUARRY TOWNSHIP FOR MANY YEARS. SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS. PHILLIP (ANNA MAE) HOPLEY AND MRS. CONSTANCE HUGHES OF GRAFTON; AND ONE SON, GEORGE LEFAIVRE OF GREENFIELD; NINE GRANDCHILDREN; FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HER HUSBAND, PARENTS AND THREE BROTHERS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS HELD SUNDAY AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT 4 PM. [26 Apr 1973]

Gilbert “Gib” S. Lewis, 59, OF 8445 E. ANGUS DRIVE, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AT HIS HOME 23 APRIL AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. LEWIS WAS BORN IN ST. LOUIS, MO. ON 23 SEP 1923 AND WAS REARED IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS RETIRED FROM THE MILITARY. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER, STELLA WILLIS, JERSEYVILLE, HIS WIFE, CATHERINE ROTH LEWIS, FORMERLY OF CARROLLTON AND ONE SON, KEVIN, OF SCOTTSDALE. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST. DANIEL'S CHURCH IN SCOTTSDALE AND BURIAL WAS AT PARADISE MEMORIAL GARDENS IN SCOTTSDALE. [11 May 1982]

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT 2 PM, 17 AUG AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME FOR Jacqueline J. Liles, 37, OF RURAL ROUTE 1, KANE. MISS LILES WAS BORN 7 NOV 1937 IN JERSEYVILLE, THE DAUGHTER OF ERNEST AND HAZEL WELLER LILES. SHE DIED AT 4:15 PM, 15 AUG AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON AFTER AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED AT THE TWIN CITY GARMENT FACTORY IN WHITE HALL. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER PARENTS, TWO BROTHERS, RICHARD L. LILES, JERSEYVILLE AND ROGER R. LILES, KANE; HER GRANDMOTHER, MRS. CHRIS (CORA) WELLER, JERSEYVILLE AND NIECES AND NEPHEWS. THE REV. R.E. GEORGE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE OFFICIATED AT THE FUNERAL SERVICE AND INTERMENT FOLLOWED AT OAK GROVE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AS A MEMORIAL. [21 Aug 1975]

Salvatrice Marie “Kay” Liles, 59, DIED AT 8:45 AM MONDAY 25 FEB 1991 AT HER RESIDENCE FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF EAGLES AUXILIARY LODGE NO 2747 AND ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR NO. 656, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE. BORN IN NEW YORK CITY, NY, SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE PETER AND DOMENICA (ALAIMO) GUASTELLA. ON 13 FEB 1959 IN CARROLLTON, SHE MARRIED RICHARD LILES. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND; TWO DAUGHTERS, CHRIS BAILEY OF KAMPSVILLE AND CAROL SHORT OF KANE; A SON, PETER LILES OF JOLIET; SIX GRANDCHILDREN; AND A SISTER, ANN HOFMEISTER OF TOMS RIVER, NJ. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE TWO SISTERS, CAROLINE GUASTELLA AND CHRIS VITRANO; AND A BROTHER, JAY GUASTELLA. VISITATION IS FROM 4 TO 9 PM WEDNESDAY AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WITH A ROSARY RECITATION AT 7 PM. A FUNERAL MASS IS AT 10 AM THURSDAY AT HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE WITH THE REV. LLOYD MISHO AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL IS IN ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CEMETERY AT JERSEYVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO MASSES OR THE CHURCH, WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER.

Judith A. (Ebker) Lippmann, 35, DIED AT 1:45 PM SAT, 2 MAY 1992 AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON, FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS AN ACCOUNTANT WITH THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY IN SPRINGFIELD FOR EIGHT YEARS. BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON 7 JUN 1956, SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM W. EBKER OF JERSEYVILLE AND GLORIA (WATTS) McSCHOOLER OF CARROLLTON. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS, SURVIVING ARE A SON, BRENT DOUGLAS LIPPMANN OF JERSEYVILLE; A SISTER, KAREN CHAPLIN OF JERSEYVILLE; GRANDMOTHER, GLADYS WATTS OF JERSEYVILLE; STEPFATHER, LESTER McSCHOOLER OF CARROLLTON AND STEPMOTHER, BEATRICE EBKER OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5 TO 9 PM TODAY AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES ARE AT 1 PM TUESDAY. THE REV. NOEL GEHM WILL OFFICIATE. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO A TRUST FUND FOR BRENT DOUGLAS LIPPMANN.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Clarence J. Little, 77, 208 E. PRAIRIE STREET, JERSEYVILLE, WERE HELD AT GUBSER'S FUNERAL HOME, 30 AUG WITH REV. V. CLAY NOAH JR, OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. LITTLE WAS BORN 10 FEB 1906, IN WINCHESTER, THE SON OF A.E. AND EDNA CHARLTON LITTLE. HE WAS MARRIED ON 26 JUL 1924 IN HAVANA TO MILDRED MANGOLD. HE WAS A FIELD ENGINEER AT SHELL OIL CO. FOR 26 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1968. HE WAS A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE EAGLES LODGE. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MILDRED, ONE SON, DONALD LITTLE OF JERSEYVILLE; TWO DAUGHTERS, EILEEN PARSELL OF DOVER, NH; AND DOLORES MEEK OF CARROLLTON; 13 GRANDCHILDREN; ONE BROTHER, RUSSELL LITTLE OF SPRINGFIELD. THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A MEMORIAL.

Albert A. Loellke, A FARMER LIVING ON ROUTE 4, IN ENGLISH TOWNSHIP, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE DOING SOME FARM CHORES AROUND FIVE O'CLOCK SATURDAY EVENING. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME AFTER FOUR O'CLOCK MONDAY AFTERNOON. SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT TWO O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH REV. JACK BROWN OF KANE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. MR. LOELLKE WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY 29 DEC 1901, A SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND LENA SCHREIBER LOELLKE. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. NAOMI MAE LOELLKE; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. JOSEPH (MARIAN F.) GREENE OF KANE, AND JANET N. AND PHYLLIS J. WHO RESIDE AT HOME; TWO BROTHERS, FRANK AND CARL LOELLKE OF JERSEYVILLE; TWO SISTER, MRS. LAWRENCE DAVIS OF ST. LOUIS AND MRS. NELLIE DICKERSON OF JERSEYVILLE AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A SON, FIVE BROTHERS, AND THREE SISTERS. MR. LOELLKE WAS A MEMBER OF FOX HUNTERS AND COON HUNTERS ASSOCIATION. [24 Feb 1972]

A SUMMER OUTING FOR SIX JERSEYVILLE COUPLES WAS BROUGHT TO A TRAGIC CLOSE FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ONE OF THEIR MEMBERS, Charles A. Loellke, A YOUNG LOCAL BUSINESSMAN, SUFFERED A FATAL HEART ATTACK. THOUGH MR. LOELLKE WAS KNOWN TO HAVE A HEART CONDITION, HE APPEARED IN NORMAL HEALTH ON THURSDAY. HIS DEATH OCCURRED AT SEVEN O'CLOCK A.M. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD SUNDAY AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT EIGHT O'CLOCK THAT EVENING. FATHER ROBERT MORRIS OF CARROLLTON WAS CELEBRANT OF THE REQUIEM MASS WHICH WAS HELD AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST AT TEN O'CLOCK MONDAY MORNING. BURIAL WAS IN ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CEMETERY. MR. AND MRS. LOELLKE AND CHILDREN ACCOMPANIED MR. AND MRS. ROGER MOORE AND FAMILY, (PICTURE OF DECEASED APPEARS HERE) MR. AND MRS. RONALD MEDFORD AND FAMILY, MR. AND MRS. MIKE SMITH, MR. AND MRS. CLAYTON ISRINGHAUSEN AND FAMILY, AND MR. AND MRS. JAMES WALZ AND FAMILY TO OSAGE BEACH, CAMDENTON, MISSOURI, THE PREVIOUS SUNDAY FOR A WEEK'S OUTING. THE GROUP WAS MAKING PLANS TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES HERE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. MR. LOELLKE, A SON OF ALBERT A. AND NAOMI SMITH LOELLKE, WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY 6 OCT 1935. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS THIRTY-FIVE YEARS, TEN MONTHS, AND SEVEN DAYS. HE WAS EDUCATED IN THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM AND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HAD BEEN ENGAGED IN THE MONUMENT BUSINESS. MR. LOELLKE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. THERESA M. LOELLKE; THREE CHILDREN, MARY THERESA, 12, CHARLES MICHAEL, 10 AND CYNTHIA ANN, 6; HIS PARENTS; AND THREE SISTERS, MRS. JOE (MARIAN F.) GREENE OF KANE AND JANET AND PHYLLIS LOELLKE OF JERSEYVILLE. NEWS ITEM, UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER, 6 AUG 1959: "CHARLES LOELLKE WITH LOCAL FIRM": HAROLD W. ANDES, AGENCY MANAGER FOR THE COUNTRY COMPANIES OF ILLINOIS, ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF CHARLES A. LOELLKE AS SPECIAL AGENT. (PICTURE OF CHAS. LOELLKE APPEARS HERE IN ARTICLE) LOELLKE WILL BE SERVING THE FARM BUREAU MEMBERS IN MISSISSIPPI, OTTER CREEK, ELSAH, QUARRY, AND ROSEDALE TOWNSHIPS ON THEIR INSURANCE NEEDS. LOELLKE IS A SON OF MR. AND MRS. ALBERT LOELLKE AND WAS BORN AND REARED ON A FARM NORTHWEST OF JERSEYVILLE. DURING THE PAST YEAR HE HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SESSEL'S IN DECATUR. HE AND HIS WIFE, THE FORMER MISS THERESA ROTH OF THIS CITY, WILL MAKE THEIR HOME AT 418 SOUTH PEARL STREET, JERSEYVILLE. [19 Aug 1971]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Logan, 91, OF 104 HAZEL STREET, JERSEYVILLE WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON, 27 DEC AT 1:00 AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WITH REV. LEONARD TODD OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WILL BE IN DAYTON CEMETERY. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 5:25 AM ON 24 DEC AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME. SHE WAS BORN 5 NOV 1882 IN GREENE COUNTY, A DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH AND SUSAN WINTERS BOWERS. MRS. LOGAN WAS THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA AND VFW AUXILIARY. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE WELEY LOGAN. SHE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SONS, ROY BOWERS OF FIELDON, OTIS BOWERS OF CARROLLTON AND RUSSELL F. BOWERS OF MEDORA; TWO DAUGHTERS, MRS SUSIE CRONE AND MRS. JAMES (MARY) BRENN OF JERSEYVILLE; TWO STEPDAUGHTERS, MRS. HARVEY BRIDGEWATER AND MRS. ALFRED MEYERS OF HARTFORD; ONE BROTHER, ARNOLD BOWERS OF CARROLLTON; AND A SISTER, CECILE JOHNESSE, OF ALTON; 8 GRANDCHILDREN; 12 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; 3 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ONE SON PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS HELD AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME. [27 Dec 1973]

PRIVATE SERVICES WERE HELD THURS AFTERNOON AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME FOR Anderson Jones Long, Sr., 77, WHO DIED AT 4:55 AM 14 JUN AT STARK SHELTER CARE WHERE HE HAD RESIDED FOR SIX YEARS. HE WAS BORN 30 JAN 1905 IN CARROLLTON, SON OF THE LATE FREEMAN LONG AND MORA SULLIVAN LONG BALLARD. HE RETIRED FROM THE FORMER INTERNATIONAL SHOE FACTORY. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS FORMER WIFE, CHRISTINA LYLES WOOLSEY; THREE SONS, ANDERSON JONES LONG, JR., MORRIS LONG AND FLOYD LONG OF JERSEYVILLE; STEP SON MYLAS WOOLSEY; THREE GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE BROTHER AND A SISTER. REV. R.E. GEORGE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN GRIMES-NEELY CEMETERY WEST OF JERSEYVILLE. [21 Jun 1983]

THE FUNERAL OF Berniece A. Long, 72, WAS HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON WITH THE REV. TERRY TURNER OFFICIATING. SHE DIED AT 5:20 PM ON 13 NOV AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CLEM AND IDA SCOGGINS TALLEY. SHE MARRIED FRED LONG IN 1931; HE DIED IN 1978. SHE IS SURVIVED BY FIVE DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY WALKER OF ROCKBRIDGE, IDA BRIDGEWATER OF CARROLLTON, PAULA WIENEKE OF GOLDEN EAGLE, BONNIE KLUNK OF ALTON AND PHYLLIS TUEY OF METROPOLIS; A SON, FRED JR. OF EAST ALTON; 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND TWO BROTHERS, VIRGIL TALLEY OF CARROLLTON AND DONALD TALLEY OF GLENDORA, CALIF. BURIAL WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY CEMETERY. THE CARROLLTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH OF WHICH SHE WAS A MEMBER, OR THE DEACONESS HOSPITAL HEMODIALYSIS INDIGENT FUND WERE NAMED AS MEMORIALS. [06 Dec 1983]

Mrs. Blanche L. Long, 39 DIED AT HER HOME IN JERSEYVILLE MONDAY EVENING AT 7 O'CLOCK FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF LONG DURATION. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE HOME THURSDAY MORNING AT 9:30 O'CLOCK. ELDER T.J. ROADY WILL OFFICIATE AND INTERMENT WILL BE MADE IN THE PROVIDENCE CEMETERY IN GREENE COUNTY. THE DECEDENT WAS A DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND KATE SPENCER RUTHERFORD. SURVIVING MRS. LONG ARE HER HUSBAND, ISRAEL B. LONG, OF JERSEYVILLE; FOUR SONS, ORVILLE, HOWARD, BURNS AND ROY EDWARDS, ALL OF CARROLLTON; TWO DAUGHTERS, VIOLA EDWARDS OF CHICAGO AND VESTA KELLY OF CHICAGO; HER FATHER, JOHN RUTHERFORD OF JERSEYVILLE; ONE HALF SISTER, MRS. MAUDE ROSS OF FIELDON. [Dec 1933]

Elsie L. Long, 84, DIED AT 3:35 PM THURSDAY 27 NOV 1986 AT ROBINGS MANOR IN BRIGHTON. SHE WAS BORN IN MACOUPIN COUNTY, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ISAAC D. AND MAUDE (EDWARDS) MABERRY. SHE WAS MARRIED TO ED OLSTON, WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH, AND THEN AVERY LONG, WHO ALSO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SURVIVING ARE FIVE DAUGHTERS; OPAL MELDI OF WILSONVILLE, MAE FARMER AND MARJORIE SCOTT, BOTH OF WOOD RIVER, CLARA SMITH OF SPRING VALLEY AND NADINE RHODES OF GODFREY; A SON, LONNIE LONG OF GREENFIELD; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; EIGHT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; A SISTER, BEAULAH PEACOCK OF FLORIDA; AND THREE BROTHERS, HARVEY MABERRY OF CARLINVILLE, JESSIE MABERRY OF HETTICK AND HENRY MABERRY OF CHAMPAIGN. VISITATION WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM SAT AT SHIELDS MEMORIAL HOME IN GREENFIELD. SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 2 PM SUNDAY AT BETHLEHEM TABERNACLE IN GREENFIELD WITH REV. LOYD YOUNKIN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE AT OAK WOOD CEMETERY IN GREENFIELD. THE CHURCH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR MEMORIALS. [26 Nov 1986]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Elsie Lenora Long, 81, OF 112 SNEDEKER AVE., JERSEYVILLE, WERE HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON, 18 NOV AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. DORCIE HILL OFFICIATING. SHE DIED AT 9:30 PM ON 15 NOV AT GARNET'S CHATEAU NURSING HOME. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. SHE WAS BORN 25 DEC 1892 IN GREENE COUNTY, A DAUGHTER OF PHILLIP L. AND CLARA FREEMAN PLATO. MRS. LONG WAS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NEIGHBORS LODGE AND SENIOR CITIZENS, JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE FORMER INTERNATIONAL SHOE CO., JERSEYVILLE BRANCH. HER SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND, CLYDE OF JERSEYVILLE; A DAUGHTER, MRS. LAWRENCE (MYRTLE) CROTCHETT OF KANE; THREE GRANDCHILDREN; THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; A BROTHER, HOWARD PLATO, JERSEYVILLE. HER PARENTS AND A SISTER PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE HEALING WATERS TEMPLE BUILDING FUND AS A MEMORIAL. [21 Nov 1974]

FORMER JERSEYVILLE RESIDENT Carl Edmond Looper, 59, DIED AT 11:30 PM SUNDAY IN FULTON, MO. WHERE HE WAS RESIDING. HE WAS A NATIVE OF CARROLLTON, SON OF THE LATE JESSE AND VELMA LOOPER. SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, BONNIE KELTNER OF MODESTO; TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS; A SISTER, IRMA SWARINGTON OF WHITE HALL; AND A BROTHER, ELMER OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 6 TO 9 PM WED AT BAUE FUNERAL HOME IN ST. CHARLES, MO., WHERE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 10 AM THURSDAY. BURIAL WILL BE IN JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY IN ST. LOUIS. [24 Jan 1984]

SERVICES FOR Harold J. Looper, 63, FORMERLY OF WOOD RIVER, WERE CONDUCTED AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON WITH BURIAL IN THE CARROLLTON CITY CEMETERY. HE DIED AT 6 AM, 12 MAR AT REISCH MEMORIAL NURSING HOME IN CARROLLTON. BORN IN GREENE COUNTY, HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE JESSE AND VELMA SCOTT LOOPER. THE WORLD WAR II NAVY VETERAN WAS A PIPEFITTER WITH ALTON LOCAL 553 FOR 25 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1971. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, THE FORMER CHAROLOTTE ROBINSON WHOM HE MARRIED 18 MAY 1941 IN ST. CHARLES, CO.; A DAUGHTER, KATHALEEN ROWE OF MEADOWBROOK; THREE GRANDCHILDREN; A SISTER, ERMA JEAN SWARRINGTON OF JERSEYVILLE AND TWO BROTHERS, ELMER OF JERSEYVILLE AND CAROL OF ST. CHARLES, MO. THE JERSEYVILLE MASONIC LODGE 394 CONDUCTED RITES AND THE PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 553 ASSEMBLED AT THE FUNERAL HOME SUNDAY EVENING. MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE CEMETERY FUND. [1983]

Fred W. Lorton, 80, OF CARROLLTON, DIED AT 11:50 AM WED 23 APRIL AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY AND WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, BENJAMIN AND MAUDE (VARBLE) LORTON, AND HIS STEP MOTHER, BESSIE (SCOGGINS) LORTON. HE HAD RETIRED FROM FARMING AND MARRIED THE FORMER EDNA BRANDT ON 23 JAN 1928 IN EDWARDSVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; ONE DAUGHTER, MABEL DRIVER OF CARROLLTON; TWO GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; THREE BROTHERS, GEORGE LORTON, SR. OF JERSEYVILLE, FLOYD LORTON OF ALTON AND RALPH LORTON OF QUINCY; AND TWO SISTERS, GRACE CURTRIGHT AND ADA BUSCH, BOTH OF ELDRED. VISITATION WAS AT AIRMANS HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON, WHERE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED WITH REV. MANERD ADEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN MT. GILEAD CEMETERY, SOUTHWEST OF CARROLLTON. [May 1986]

FINAL RITES FOR Mrs. Ethel Alma Loy, 81, OF 1002 WALNUT, JERSEYVILLE WERE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON, 21 JAN AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. EARL CLAGG OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. HER DEATH OCCURRED ON 18 JAN AT ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 28 FEB 1893, SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF LEONARD AND FLORA MAINS BRIDGES. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE WILLIAM OLIVER LOY. MRS. LOY WAS A MEMBER OF THE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH AND WORLD WAR I AUXILIARY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON, OLIVER LOY, JR. OF MEDORA AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. LULA BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE; MRS. HAZEL YOUNG OF KANE, MRS. FLORA WELLHAUSEN OF CARROLLTON AND MRS. THEO KOEHNE OF ROCKBRIDGE; 16 GRANDCHILDREN; 13 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND A BROTHER, HARLEY BRIDGES OF PHOENIX, ARIZ. HER PARENTS, TWO HUSBANDS, TWO SON, TWO DAUGHTERS, THREE BROTHERS AND FOUR SISTERS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE CANCER FUND AND THE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH AS MEMORIALS. [23 Jan 195]

Mrs. Iva Jane Platto Loy, WHOSE HOME WAS AT 716 EAST CARPENTER, THIS CITY, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY TUESDAY MORNING, 13 JUN AT 5 O'CLOCK AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER, MRS. FRANK MILLER IN ELKHART, INDIANA. MRS. MILLER HAD COME TO JERSEYVILLE TO ACCOMPANY HER MOTHER TO INDIANA ON SUNDAY. MRS. LOY HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH BUT HER DEATH CAME AS A SURPRISE TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. VISITATION HOURS ARE BEING HELD AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON AT 2 O'CLOCK WITH REV. CORCIA HILL OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. MRS. LOY WAS A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE PHILLIP AND CLARA FREEMAN PLATTO AND WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 21 OCT 1898. HER AGE AT DEATH WAS 68 YEARS, 7 MONTHS AND 22 DAYS. SURVIVING MRS. LOY ARE FIVE DAUGHTERS, MRS. JOHN CUNNINGHAM OF GRAFTON, MRS. EVERETT JONES OF MEDORA, MRS. DON ZIMMERMAN OF DES PLAINS, MRS. FRANK MILLER OF ELKHART, INDIANA AND MRS. DONALD BRADFISCH OF WOOD RIVER; ONE BROTHER, HOWARD PLATTO, AND ONE SISTER, MRS. CLYDE LONG OF JERSEYVILLE. SHE ALSO LEAVES TEN GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. [15 Jun 1967]

SERVICES FOR Louis P. Loy, 83, OF DOW WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:30 PM ON 23 NOV FROM JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. GIL COULTAS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE OAK GROVE CEMETERY. HIS DEATH OCCURRED AT 12:10 AM ON 20 NOV AT GREENWOOD MANOR. A RETIRED FARMER, HE WAS BORN 17 FEB 1893 IN JERSEYVILLE, A SON OF WILLIAM AND ANNIE LOY. HIS WIFE WAS THE LATE LUCY GRANER. HIS SURVIVORS ARE FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. NORMAN (GERTRUDE) PARNELL OF CALIFORNIA, MRS. RICHARD (MARY) PRICE OF DOW, MRS. DON (ALICE) GHRIST OF PITTSFIELD AND MRS. MILTON (DOROTHY) SCHMIDT, GILLESPIE; TWO SONS, WOODROW LOY OF JERSEYVILLE AND HARRY LOY OF SHIPMAN; 13 GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; TWO BROTHERS, FRANK OF JERSEYVILLE AND GEORGE OF GREENFIELD AND TWO SISTERS, MRS. NELLIE FRANK AND MRS. ROLLIE (ZADA) FELDJES OF JERSEYVILLE. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME AFTER 4 PM MONDAY. [22 Nov 1976]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Loy, 57, OF GREENFIELD, WERE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE WARNER FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA. REV. WILBUR MOUSER, PASTOR OF THE GREENFIELD PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN PROVIDENCE CEMETERY. THE DEATH OF MRS. LOY OCCURRED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 O'CLOCK AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON. SHE WAS BORN 14 MAR 1914 IN JERSEY COUNTY. FOLLOWING HER MARRIAGE IN 1930 TO THEODORE (TONY) LOY, SHE SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE IN THE GREENFIELD-ROCKBRIDGE AREA. SURVIVING HER IN ADDITION TO HER HUSBAND ARE A [remainder unavailable] [10 Jun 1971]

FINAL SERVICES FOR William Oliver Loy, 85, OF 1002 WALNUT STREET, JERSEYVILLE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON AT 2:00 O'CLOCK AT THE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. EARL CLAGG OFFICIATING. HE DIED TUESDAY EVENING, 12 JUN AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME AFTER 4:00 O'CLOCK THURSDAY. Melvin "Jay" Loy, 74, DIED AT 6:29 AM MONDAY, 21 JAN 1991 AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, CARROLLTON. LOY RETIRED AS A MACHINE OPERATOR FROM OLIN CORP. OF EAST ALTON. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, SON OF THE LATE JOHN J. AND EMMA A. (FRANKS) LOY. HE AND THE FORMER GERALDINE TUCKER WERE MARRIED IN 1937. SHE DIED IN MARCH 1983. ON 14 SEP 1983, HE MARRIED THE FORMER DOROTHY HUFF IN BRIGHTON, AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, MELVA IRENE GUNNING OF MEDORA; TWO SONS; ROY "BILL" AND JAMES LOY, BOTH OF GREENFIELD; THREE STEP DAUGHTERS, DOROTHY TOCHRAN OF HAGAMAN, FLORENCE RICHEY OF PLAINVIEW AND MARY JONES OF MEDORA; A STEPSON, ORVILLE CAMERON OF ATLANTA, GA.; 27 GRANDCHILDREN; 33 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; TWO SISTERS, PASCHIA HUFF OF GRAFTON AND FAY SHORT OF ALTON; AND THREE BROTHERS, THERON "CAP" AND NELSON LOY, BOTH OF GREENFIELD, AND JOHN LOY OF ALTON. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE TWO BROTHERS, ALFRED AND HOMER LOY; AND A SISTER, VIOLA LOY. VISITATION IS FROM 5 TO 8 PM TODAY AT TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA, WITH SERVICES AT 10:30 AM WEDNESDAY. THE REV. ROBERT BUTT WILL OFFICIATE. BURIAL IS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY AT GREENFIELD. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE MEDORA UNIT OF THE AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE.

FINAL SERVICES FOR William Oliver Loy, 85, OF 1002 WALNUT STREET, JERSEYVILLE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON AT 2:00 O'CLOCK AT THE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. EARL CLAGG OFFICIATING. HE DIED TUESDAY EVENING, 12 JUN AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME AFTER 4:00 O'CLOCK THURSDAY. WORTHEY POST AMERICAN LEGION WILL CONDUCT SERVICES. A WORLD WAR I VETERAN AND RETIRED FARMER, HE WAS BORN 24 JUL 1887 IN JERSEY COUNTY, A SON OF WILLIAM AND ANNIE PORTWOOD LOY. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. ETHEL BRIDGES LOY; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. LEANCLE (HAZEL) YOUNG OF KANE, MRS. R.C. (FLORA) WELLHAUSEN OF CARROLLTON AND MRS. JOSEPH (THEO) KOEHNE OF ROCKBRIDGE; ONE STEP-DAUGHTER, MRS. RALPH (LULA) BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE; A SON, OLIVER LOY, JR. OF ROUTE 1, MEDORA; 16 GRANDCHILDREN; 10 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; TWO SISTER, MRS. NELLIE FRANK AND MRS. ROLLIE (ZADA) FELDJES OF JERSEYVILLE; AND FOUR BROTHERS, FRANK LOY OF JERSEYVILLE, LOUIS LOY OF PLAINVIEW, TONY LOY OF ALTON AND GEORGE LOY OF MEDORA. HIS PARENTS AND ONE DAUGHTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. [14 Jun 1973]

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 1:30 TOMORROW AFTERNOON, 21 NOV AT THE JACOBY FUNERAL HOME FOR Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Lurton, 69, OF R.R. 1, DOW. GILBERT IVES WILL BE THE READER. INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE NEWBERN CEMETERY. SHE DIED AT 12:10 PM ON 18 NOV AT THE JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN 6 AUG 1906 IN DOW, A DAUGHTER OF HOMER L. AND LULA CHAPPEE McDOW. MRS. LURTON WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST, ELSAH, AND THE GRAFTON EASTERN STAR CHAPTER. HER SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM P. OF DOW; FATHER, HOMER McDOW; SONS, H. WILLIAM LURTON OF LONG LAKE, MINN., DONALD H. LURTON, MEMPHIS, TENN. CLAYTON E. OF DOW AND ROBERT OF CARROLLTON; DAUGHTERS, MRS. ALLEN (JANE) DUNN OF HOLLISTER, CALIF., MRS. CHARLES (ALICE) DODSON OF GODFREY, MRS. RICHARD (MARY) BRAINERD OF DOW; 15 GRANDCHILDREN; AND A SISTER, MRS. RUSSELL (MARY FRANCES) WHYTE OF GODFREY. [20 Nov 1975]

UNCLE Jacob Lurton, A PIONEER OF JERSEY COUNTY, DIED AT HIS HOME NEAR THIS PLACE MONDAY NIGHT, 5 OCT 1896, 91 YEARS OLD. THE FUNERAL WAS AT CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WITH REV. R.D. MILLER OF PETERSBURG OFFICIATING. LURTON WAS BORN NEAR LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ON 16 SEP 1805. THE FOLLOWING IS A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE WRITTEN IN 1885. HE HAS WITNESSED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COUNTY AND HAS HAD NO SMALL SHARE IN ITS TRANSFORMATION FROM A SCENE OF NATURAL WILDNESS TO ITS PRESENT CONDITION. HE WAS FOR 8 YEARS A JUDGE OF THE COURT AND FOR 12 YEARS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN MISSISSIPPI TOWNSHIP, AND WAS THE FIRST POSTMASTER IS THIS TOWNSHIP FOR 14 YEARS. HE WAS A CAPTAIN OF MILITIA AT THE TIME OF THE BLACK HAWK WAR, THE PLACE OF RENDEZVOUS BEING CARROLLTON. HE WAS HELD AS A RESERVE FOR 35 DAYS WHEN THE ADJUTANT GENERAL CALLED ON THEM AND TOLD THEM TO DISBAND, AND TO BE READY AT MOMENT'S WARNING WITH 5 DAYS PROVISIONS FOR SELF AND HORSE. HE WENT HOME AND HAS NEVER BEEN CALLED UPON, AND HAS NEVER BEEN DISCHARGED NOR RECEIVED ANY COMPENSATION. HIS SWORD AND OUTFIT COST $25 AND THE SWORD IS IN GOOD PRESERVATION TO THIS DAY, AND IS IN THE POSSESSION OF HIS SON, N.M. LURTON. HE STILL HAS HIS COMMISSION, AND FOR MANY YEARS WAS KNOWN AS CAPTAIN LURTON. HE WAS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND ABILITY. HIS ADVISE WAS SOUGHT ON ALL MATTERS. AT EVERY MARRIAGE HE OFFICIATED, AND BY HIM WERE TIED THE NUPTIAL KNOTS UNITING THE HEARTS AND DESTINIES OF MANY A HAPPY COUPLE. FOR ALL THESE AND KINDRED SERVICES HE NEVER MADE A CHARGE, AND AFTER SO MANY YEARS, THERE BEING NO ABSOLUTE NECESSITY LONGER, HE RESIGNED ALL OFFICES AND ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION, HAVING DONE HIS PART, OF REMAINING OUT OF OFFICE AND NOT WITHSTANDING THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE HE HAS SINCE STEADILY PURSUED THAT PURPOSE. HE MARRIED ON 20 MAR 1829 MARGARET McDOW, A DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND MARGARET GILHAM McDOW. EIGHT CHILDREN WERE BORN: N.M. BORN 9 JAN 1830; JOHN C., BORN 6 APR 1831; JULIA A, BORN 17 NOV 1832; MARY J., BORN 20 FEB 1834 AND DIED 27 FEB 1876; SARAH M., BORN 4 MAR 1836; JACOB P., BORN 17 JUL 1838 AND DIED 8 NOV 1868; ELIZABETH O., BORN 28 NOV 1842; OLIVIA BORN 6 JAN 1850. JACOB P., A LIEUTENANT IN COMPANY H, 97TH ILL, DIED OF A DISEASE GOTTEN IN THE ARMY. MR. LURTON IS A REMARKABLE MAN. HE HAS NEVER PLAYED A GAME OF CARDS OR DANCED OR TAKEN A DRINK, SUED A MAN, NEVER BEEN SUED, NEVER GOT HIGHER THAN A GILL OF BUTTERMILK. RELATED ITEM: REPUBLICAN EXAMINER, JERSEYVILLE, ILL., 1 APR 1881: JACOB LURTON OF LURTON'S MOUND, IS ONE AMONG THE OLDEST SETTLERS IN JERSEY COUNTY. MR. LURTON IS ONE OF THE OLD KENTUCKY PIONEER STOCK. THE SAME SPIRIT THAT ANIMATED DANIEL BOONE BURNED IN HIS BOSOM, AND WHEN HE SETTLED AT THE MOUND, WITHIN THREE MILES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, HE NEVER DREAMED THAT A RAILROAD WOULD BE PROJECTED THROUGH HIS HOMESTEAD. MR. LURTON HAS PASSED HIS THREE SCORE YEARS AND IS A CHARTER MEMBER OF OLD MORNING SUN LODGE, JERSEYVILLE, AND FULL MOON LODGE, GRAFTON, A.F. & A.M. HIS SURVIVING CHILDREN ARE ALL WELL SETTLED NEAR HIM, AND THE OLD GENTLEMAN, IN HIS DECLINING YEARS, HAS HAD ERECTED A FAMILY MONUMENT OF AMERICAN MARBLE, 16 1/2 FEET IN HEIGHT, AT A COST OF $1,000, BEARING THE NAME OF LURTON; ALSO THE INSCRIPTION, MARY J. LURTON, WIFE OF MARTIN V. HAMILTON, BORN 26 FEB, 1834; DIED 27 FEB 1876 [Jerseyville Republican 15 Oct 1896]

SERVICES FOR William P. Lurton, 95, OF DOW WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 3 PM TUESDAY AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME BY GILBERT IVES, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READER. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE NEWBERN CEMETERY. HE DIED AT 11:40 PM 22 SEP AT GARNET'S CHATEAU NURSING HOME. HE WAS BORN 11 JUL 1884 AT DOW, A SON OF THE LATE HENRY C. AND CARRIE COPE LURTON AND WAS A RETIRED CARPENTER FROM PRINCIPIA COLLEGE, ELSAH. HIS WIFE, THE FORMER ELIZABETH McDOW WHOM HE MARRIED IN APRIL OF 1929, DIED 18 NOV 1975. HE IS SURVIVED BY FOUR SONS, BILL LURTON OF LONG LAKE, MINN. DON OF MEMPHIS, TENN., CALYTON OF ALTON, AND BOB OF CARROLLTON; THREE DAUGHTERS, JANE DUNN OF HOLLISTER, CALIF., ALICE DODSON OF GODFREY AND MARY BRAINERD OF DOW; 15 GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS, WIFE, ONE BROTHER AND TWO SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE HAS BEEN SUGGESTED AS A MEMORIAL. VISITATION FROM 4 TO 9 PM, MONDAY AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME. [24 Sep 1979]

Fountain H. Lyle, 83, OF GILLESPIE, DIED AT SIX PM THURSDAY 3 APRIL AT ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN LITCHFIELD WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR TWO WEEKS. MR. LYLE HAD BEEN A RAILROAD WORKER OF THIRTY-TWO YEARS BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT IN 1934. HE HAD RESIDED IN THE SHIPMAN VICINITY UNTIL MOVING TO GILLESPIE ABOUT TWO AND ONE HALF YEARS AGO. THE DECEDENT WAS A SON OF THE LATE THOMAS AND AGNES CAIRNS LYLE AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY. HE WAS MARRIED TO ALICE HARRIS ON 19 NOV 1913. SURVIVING THE AGED MAN IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE ARE TWO SONS, WILLIAM, AT HOME, ANN LEROY OF FIDELITY; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. ALBERTA VESSEL AND MRS. AGNES FLACKUS, BOTH OF HARFORD, AND MRS. MILDRED THAXTON OF GREENFIELD; SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, AND A BROTHER, ALEX LYLE, OF PIASA. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 6 APRIL AT TWO THIRTY O'CLOCK AT THE MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. W.G. WODICKER OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN SHIPMAN CEMETERY. [10 Apr 1952]

THE FUNERAL OF Walter Marion Lynn, 75, WHO DIED AT 7:15 PM 13 APRIL AT HIS RESIDENCE IN JERSEYVILLE, WAS CONDUCTED WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH BY THE REV. WAYNE PENDLETON. HE WAS BORN 8 DEC 1909 IN GREENE COUNTY, SON OF THE LATE WALTER S. AND OLLIE THOMAS LYNN AND WAS A TRUCK DRIVER AND MEMBER OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL NO 525. HE MARRIED ALMA MYERS IN JAN 1935; SHE DIED 21 OCT 1955. HE MARRIED FLORENCE E. WALKER ON 2 MAY 1958 IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE; A SON, LUTHER LYNN OF APPLE VALLEY, CALIF.; DAUGHTERS, JUANITA FERJO OF LOS ANGELES, CALIF. AND BETTY FERGUSON OF DELHI; SIX GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS, FOUR BROTHERS AND A SISTER PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. BURIAL WAS AT VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK IN GODFREY. THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH BUILDING FUND HAS BEEN NAMED AS A MEMORIAL. JACOBY FUNERAL HOME ARRANGEMENTS. [Apr 1985]

Mrs. Fannie Lynn, WIDOW OF THE LATE REV. SAMUEL LYNN FOR MANY YEARS PASTOR OF THE 2ND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRIOR TO 1874, AND SISTER OF THE LATE REV. SAMUEL WILSON D.D., OF LOUISVILLE, KY, ONE OF THE ABLEST DIVINES OF THAT DENOMINATION, DIED AT HER HOME IN THIS CITY SATURDAY, AT 10 PM IN HER 86TH YEAR. THE DECEASED WAS THE MOTHER OF WILLIAM AND MISS AMANDA LYNN OF THIS CITY AND AUNT OF HON. CHAS. LYNN, OF CARROLLTON. THE EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE DECEASED ENDEARS HER MEMORY TO THE HEARTS OF A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. THE FUNERAL TOOK PLACE AT THE LATE RESIDENCE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30 O'CLOCK; REV. IRA C. TYSON OFFICIATING, AND INTERMENT IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [1895]

THE FUNERAL OF James M. Lyons, OVERSEAS HERO, WHOSE BODY ARRIVED IN WHITE HALL, SATURDAY, WAS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM ALL SAINTS' CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WHITE HALL AT 2:30 O'CLOCK. THE REV. FATHER J.J. CLANCY OF JERSEYVILLE OFFICIATED, AND THE SERVICES WERE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE WHITE HALL POST OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. OF LYONS, THE STATE REGISTER OF AUGUST 6TH SAYS: LYONS' DEATH WAS THE FIRST AMONG GREENE COUNTY VETERANS OF THE WORLD WAR. HE WAS A VOLUNTEER SOLDIER ENLISTING 27 MAY 1917 AT COLUMBUS, OHIO, AND WAS IMMEDIATELY PLACED IN TRAINING AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS, UNTIL AUGUST, WHEN HE WENT TO FRANCE WITH SUPPLY COMPANY, FIFTH FIELD ARTILLERY, AS A PRIVATE OF THE FIRST CLASS, AFTERWARDS BEING MADE A WAGONER. ON HIS SECOND TIME UP TO THE FRONT HE RECEIVED WOUNDS THAT WERE FATAL, HIS DEATH OCCURRING 9 MAR 1918. THE ACTION IN WHICH HE RECEIVED HIS FATAL WOUNDS OCCURRED IN TOUL SECTOR, FRANCE, NEAR ANSAUVILLE. THE DECEASED WAS JUST NEARING HIS 31ST BIRTHDAY WHEN HIS DEATH OCCURRED, AS HIS ANNIVERSARY WOULD HAVE COME FOUR DAYS LATER. HE WAS BORN AT WHITE HALL, 13 MAR 1886, SON OF MICHAEL AND MARY LYONS. COINCIDENT WITH THE DEATH OF THIS SOLDIER, THE FATHER PASSED AWAY ON 9 MARCH ONE YEAR LATER, AND JUST A WEEK FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF THE FATHER, THE MOTHER GAVE UP HER EARTHLY CARES, 18 MARCH 1919. THE LYONS FAMILY IS ONE OF THE BELOVED FAMILIES OR THE COMMUNITY. THE HOME ON EAST BRIDGEPORT IS MAINTAINED BY THE THREE SURVIVING SONS, WILLIAM, HARRY AND CHARLES, WHERE THE LATCHSTRING ALWAYS HANGS OUT TO THE PASSER. THAT JAMES LYONS WAS A BRAVE SOLDIER IS EVIDENCED BY NUMEROUS PAPERS THAT ADORN THE WALLS IN FRAMES IN THE LYONS HOME. ONE IS SIGNED BY WOODROW WILSON, ONE BY RAYMOND POINCAIRE, ANOTHER BY JOHN J. PERSHING, AND LETTERS AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATIONS FROM IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATES AS TO THE SOLDIERLY QUALITIES OF THE DEPARTED ARE JUST AS CONSOLING AND AS HIGHLY PRIZED IN THE HOME AS ARE THE DOCUMENTS BEARING THE SIGNATURES OF SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MEN. THE TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY WILL BE MANIFESTED BY THE ATTENDANCE AT THE FUNERAL, WHICH WILL BRING OUT PRACTICALLY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY." MISSES MARGARET DEBAUN, MAMIE DOLAN AND MINNIE MURPHY OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER'S CHOIR, SANG AT THE FUNERAL. [1918]

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