Obituaries - F

Mrs Elvira Fales, 74 years of age, died in St Louis. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs R. M. Harnsberger. Mrs Fales was the mother of C. F. Fales of this city. Funeral from Methodist Church at Carrollton.

C. F. Fales, 64 year old undertaker in Jerseyville died Tuesday. He leaves widow and daughters Miss Frances Fales and Mrs L. M. Janney of Oberlin, Ohio. Learned the undertaking business under William Keith. Born in Carrollton, Il Oct 15, 1852. Presbyterian Church. Two sisters, Mrs E.A. Doolittle of Carrollton and Mrs R. N. Harnsberger of San Diego, Calif. Two grandchildren, Warren Fales and Frances Jenney.

Mrs Elvira Fales, 74 years of age, died in St Louis. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs R.M. Harnsberger. Mrs Fales was the mother of C.F. Fales of this city. Funeral from Methodist Church at Carrollton.

Mrs Dorothy E. Farmer, wife of Ray J. Farmer, died at eleven-thirty o'clock Monday morning at the family home at 202 South Layafette Street, this city. Both Mr and Mrs Farmer have been confined to their home by impaired health for a number of years. Visitation hours were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home. Requiem Mass was celebrated at nine-thirty Wednesday morning at St Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville with Rev. Father Francis D. Lee officiating. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. Mrs Farmer was born in Jerseyville April 19, 1909, a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah J. Gorman Whalen and her age at the time of death was fifty-eight years, six months and four days. Surviving in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs H.L. (Margaret) Pranger of Carrollton, two nieces and two nephews.

Dorothy E. Farmer, 58 years, 6 months, 4 days, died Monday morning at the family home in Jerseyville. Both Mr. and Mrs. Farmer had been confined to their home by impaired health for a number of years. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at St. Francis Church with Rev. Fr. Francis D. Lee officiating. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs. Farmer was born in Jerseyville April 19, 1909, a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah J. (Gorman) Whalen. Surviving her in addition to her husband are one sister, Mrs. H. L. (Margaret) Pranger of Carrollton, two nieces, and two nephews.

Services for Billy Joe Farris, 20 of White Hall were conducted Saturday afternoon from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Kappler officiated. He was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. at the Kampsville Ferry Landing on the Illinois River by Calhoun County Coroner, Julia Bimslager, after an apparent drowning Saturday afternoon near Hillview in Greene County. He was born in Jerseyville Nov 14, 1962, son of George Leamon Farris and the late Edna Marie Maples Farris. Farris was a roughneck in the oil industry. His survivors are his father, stepmother, Margaret Farris of White Hall; a stepsister Margaret Greenwell of Alton, four brothers Michael and [rest of obit unavailable]

BILLY JOE FARRIS, 20, OF WHITE HALL WAS PRONOUNCED DIED JUNE 1, AT THE KAMPSVILLE FERRY LANDING OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER BY CALHOUN CO CORNER, JULIA BIMSLAGER, AFTER AN APPARENT DROWNING SAT NEAR HILLVIEW IN GREENE CO. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE NOV 14, 1962, SON OF GEORGE LEAMON FARRIS AND THE LATE EDNA MARIE (MAPLES) FARRIS. FARRIS WAS A ROUGHNECK IN THE OIL INDUSTRY. SURVIVING ARE HIS FATHER; STEPMOTHER, MARGARET FARRIS OF WHITE HALL; 1 STEP SIS, MARGARET GREENWELL OF ALTON; 4 BRO, MICHAEL AND---INCOMPLETE---

The funeral of Maude L. Farris, 89, of 901 Stryker, Jerseyville was held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. William Elder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at her residence Jan 4. She was born April 1, 1889 in Davisville, Mo the daughter of Thomas and Lonnie Callahan. She is survived by four sons, Louis of St Genevieve, Mo, John of White Hall, Les of New London, Mo and Ovegene "Red" of Jerseyville; two daughters, Lavada Williams of White Hall, Wyonetta Cemeane of Canton; 32 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren. Her parents and a son preceded her in death.

Maude L. Farris, 89, of Jerseyville died at her residence Jan 4. She was born April 1, 1889, in Davisville, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Lonnie Callahan. She is survived by four sons, Louis of St. Genevieve, Mo., John of White Hall, Les of New London, Mo. and Ovegene "Red" of Jerseyville; two daughters, Lavada Williams of White Hall, Wyonetta Cemeane of Canton; 32 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, George Farris, one daughter and one son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. William Elder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Billy Joe Farris, 20, of White Hall, was pronounced dead June 1, at the Kampsville Ferry Landing of the Illinois River by Calhoun County Coroner, Julia Bimslager, after an apparent drowning Saturday near Hillview in Greene County. He was born in Jerseyville November 14, 1962, son of George Leamon Farris and the late Edna Marie (Maples) Farris. Farris was a roughneck in the oil industry. Surviving are his father; stepmother, Margaret Farris of White Hall; one step-sister, Margaret Greenwell of Alton; four brothers, Michael and [remainder unavailable]

Services for Billy Joe Farris, 20 of White Hall were conducted Saturday afternoon from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Kappler officiated. He was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. at the Kampsville Ferry Landing on the Illinois River by Calhoun County Coroner, Julia Bimslager, after an apparent drowning Saturday afternoon near Hillview in Greene County. He was born in Jerseyville Nov 14, 1962, son of George Leamon Farris and the late Edna Marie Maples Farris. Farris was a roughneck in the oil industry. His survivors are his father; stepmother, Margaret Farris of White Hall; a stepsister Margaret Greenwell of Alton, Four brothers Michael and [rest of obit unavailable]

Evangeline Faulkner, 79 years, 1 month, 16 days, died Friday at Reisch Memorial Home in Carrollton where she had been residing for some time. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. James Connett, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Mrs. M. Edwards Breed, Pastor of First United Presby Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Faulkner, a daughter of the late Louis C. and Charlotte (Kingston) Jacoby. She is survived by two borthers, Leslie K and Rodney C Jacoby of the Jacoby Brothers firm, and two sisters Mrs. Alice Louise Powell of Jerseyville and Mrs. Pauline Jennings of Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Faulkner was a member of the local Methodist church.

Mrs Frances Fear died at Rankin, Illinois, age 82 years. Funeral from home in Rankin. She was the widow of the late William Fear. Both were residents of Rockbridge for many years and also well know in Jerseyville.

Canzada Feldjes, 88, died at 4:08 a.m. Monday at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late William Tillman and Anna Elizabeth Portwood Loy. On Jan 30, 1932, in Kane she married Rollie Feldjes. He died March 13, 1983. Surviving are a brother Frank Loy and a sister Nellie Frank both of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were six brothers, John, Oliver, James, Louis, Tony and George Loy and two sisters Mary Davis and Cora McPheron. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today with services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Earl Clagg will officiate. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Anna C. Feldman, 88, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 1989 at Jersey Care Center, Jerseyville. Born in Bowling Green, Mo she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Stopfer Abeln. She married Lawrence Feldman Feb 6, 1924. He survives. Also surviving are seven sisters, Mary Kribach and Agnes Kirbach both of Carrollton, Catherine Abeln, Margaret Skinner and Cecelia Kallal all of Jerseyville. Elizabeth Weishaupt of Batchtown and Josephine Kallal of Alton. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Wednesday with a Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at St Francis Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Burial is in St John's Cemetery, Carrollton. Memorials may be given to masses or the church redecorating fund.

The funeral of Nellie H. Felter, 80, who has lived with Charles and Delores Rothe of Rt 1 Jerseyville since 1974, was held Thursday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home with David Hammer officiating. She died at 10:01 p.m. April 16 at St Joseph Hospital in Alton. She was born in Carrollton Oct 21, 1903. She is survived by a half-sister, Stella Young of Carrollton and nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery near Jerseyville. The Church of Christ of which she was a member has been named as a memorial.

NELLIE H FELTER, 80, DIED APR 16, 1984 AT ST JOSEPH HOSP IN ALTON. SHE HAD RESIDED WITH CHARLES & DELORES ROTHEY OF R1 JERSEYVILLE SINCE 1974. SERVICES WERE FROM Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. DAVID HAMMER OFFICIATED. SHE WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON OCT 21, 1903. SHE IS SURVIVED BY A HALF-SIS, STELLA YOUNG OF CARROLLTON, NIECES AND NEPHEWS. BURIAL WAS IN GRIMES-NEELY CEM NEAR JERSEYVILLE. THE CHURCH OF CHRIST OF WHICH SHE WAS A MEMBER HAS BEEN NAMED AS A MEMORIAL.

Peter Felter, 61, died at his home, one mile east of Kane. He was born in New York October 19, 1819. He came west to Greene county, with his parents, when 15 years old. They settled not far from Kane. He followed the trade of tailor. Moved to Jersey county engaging in woodboating, merchandising and farming. He married Harriet (Bramlette) Felter in 1844. In 1866 they moved back to Greene county. THey were parents of thirteen children, ten of whom survive, five boys and five girls. Rev. N. E. Harmon officiated at services from Methodist Church in Kane.

JUNIOR FENDER, 41, DIED OF A SELF INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND ON JULY 22, 1983. THE 41 YR OLD MAN OF JERSEYVILLE, BROKE INTO HIS ESTRANGED WIFE'S APARTMENT AT 536 HORN DRIVE. HE THEN SHOT HER IN THE BACK AS SHE FLED FROM HIM, THEN SHOT HER TWICE BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF. JUNIOR FENDER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE AND KAREN FENDER, 33, DIED AT 3:46 PM IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. FENDER HAD BEEN ARRESTED JUNE 6, FOR BATTERY OF HIS WIFE AT WHICH TIME SHE SIGNED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER OF PROTECTION. LATER THAT DAY HE WAS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO LAND AND RESISTING A PEACE OFFICER IN CONNECTION WITH BEING AT SOMEONE'S HOME WHERE HIS PRESENCE WAS FORBIDDEN. ON JUNE 26 FENDER WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FOR ALLEGING CAUSING BODILY HARM TO HIS WIFE AND VIOLATION OF THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT. THE FENDERS WEE TO HAVE MET INFORMALLY AT THE JERSEY CO COURTHOUSE THE AFTERNOON OF THE SHOOTING TO WORK OUT DETAILS OF A DIVORCE, BUT ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY, FENDER'S ATTORNEY HAD BEEN UNABLE TO REACH HIM. HER ATTORNEY TOLD THE DEMOCRAT NEWS THAT HE HAD RESCHEDULED THE INFORMAL MEETING FOR THURS AM. ACCORDING TO THE ACCOUNT OF THE INCIDENT BY CHIEF OF POLICE TOM WOELFEL, ENDER WAS AT THE HOUSE OF A FRIEND ON McGILLS T AND HAD A GUN, AFTER FENDER LEFT THE FRIEND CALLED THE POLICE. PATROLMAN BILL BRIDGES WENT TO THE HOME AND WOELFEL AND LT. DALE OGDEN SEARCHED THE AREA FOR FENDER, WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. WOELFEL SAID THE POLICE WERE THEN NOTIFIED BY RADIO THAT ANOTHER CALL HAD BEEN RECEIVED AND FENDER WAS AT THE HOME OF HIS ESTRANGED WIFE AND HAD JUST KICKED IN THE DOOR. THE POLICE ARRIVED JUST AFTER THE SHOOTING AND CALLED THE AMBULANCE. A FRIEND WHO WAS IN THE APARTMENT WITH MRS FENDER TOLD POLICE THAT AFTER SHE CALLED THE POLICE THAT SHE AND HER 6 YR OLD CHILD AND MRS FENDER RAN DOWN THE HALLWAY TO A BEDROOM JUST AS FENDER KICKED IN THE FRONT DOOR. SHE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CHAIN LOCKING THE DOOR TO THE BEDROOM WHEN FENDER BROKE IN THAT DOOR. THE WOMAN SAID SHE GRABBED THE BARREL OF THE 22-CALIBER REVOLVER AND WRESTLED WITH HIM. WHEN SHE REALIZED SHE MIGHT BE SHOT SHE RAN OUT OF THE ROOM AND MRS FENDER FOLLOWED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT MRS FENDER WAS SHOT IN THE BACK AS SHE RAN DOWN THE HALL. SHE THREW UP HER HANDS AND TURNED AROUND AND FENDER SHOT HER AGAIN IN THE HEAD, SHE FELL AND HE SHOT HER ONCE AGAIN AT CLOSE RANGE AND THEN SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD AND HIS BODY FELL OVER HERS. THE 2 CHILDREN OF THE COUPLE, TIMOTHY, 15, AND BRIAN, 9, WERE NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS FENDER WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville ON THURS JULY 28, WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. SERVICES FOR FENDER WERE HELD FRI, JULY 29, AT THE PAGEL FUNERAL HOME IN EDGEWOOD, WITH BURIAL IN THE OLD UNION CEM AT BIBLE GROVE.

Karen Judy Fender, 33, died at Jersey Community Hospital of an apparent gunshot wound. Born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late John and Lucy (Abner) Wells, she was a nurse's aide at Jersey Care Center. She married Junior Fender Dec 25, 1966, who died at the same time of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Surviving are two sons, Brian and Tim, at home; four sisters, Janet Tighe of Lowell, Mass., Shirley Johnson of Hardin, Sadie Butler of San Diego, Ca., and Joyce Luker of Jerseyville; and four brothers, Billy Gene Bridgeman of East Alton, William Birdgeman of Joliet, William Allen Wells of Carrollton and Charlie Wells of Jerseyville. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Daniel Mead officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Delhi Baptist Church, where she had been a member.

Alice W Fenity, wife of Dr E W Fenity, died early Monday morning at her home in Kane.

Dr. Peter Fenity, 62?, died recently. He was born in Ireland, March 15, 1827. He moved to Canada in 1840, went to Know College, taught in Jerseyville in 1853-54. He started medicine in 1857 and moved to Kane in 1866. In 1857, he married Helen E. (Cory) Fenity. Rev. Buckley officiating.

Lawrence Joseph Ferenbach, 79, DIED JULY 5, 1990, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE WAS A SELF EMPLOYED GRAIN FARMER AND HAD BEEN A MISSISSIPPI TWSP HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER FOR 14 YRS. BORN IN JERSEY CO, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE KARL ALBERT & KATHARINA (ALGIER) FERENBACH. HE MARRIED BERL I. "TOOTS" (WHORTEN) FERENBACH AUG 9, 1941, IN ST CHARLES MO. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 1 DAU, MARY YOUNGBLOOD OF HAMBURG; 2 SONS, ROGER FERENBACH OF JERSEYVILLE AND JOHN FERENBACH OF DOW; 8 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 G-GRANDCHILD; 1 BRO, ROBERT FERENBACH OF ST LOUIS; AND 3 SIS, THERESA FESSLER OF DOW, AND MARY BEIL AND BERTHA MORGAN, BOTH OF ST LOUIS. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE 2 SIS AND 4 BRO, INCLUDING HIS TWIN, KARL ALBERT FERENBACH. VISITATION WAS HELD AT JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME, JERSEYVILLE. THE FUNERAL MASS WAS HELD AT HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE WI WITH REV WILLIAM HEMBROW CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN HICKORY GROVE CEM IN WRIGHTS. Memorials may be given to VAHLE TERRACE IN JERSEYVILLE.

Ethel Mae Ferguson, 65, of Sumner St. Jerseyville, died April 4, at Christian Hospital Northeast, St. Louis. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church with Fr. William Hembrow as celebrant. She was born April 13, 1917 in Medora, a daughter of James Leonard and Stella L. (Eyer) Wayman and married Murray Ferguson Feb 19, 1933, in Fideelity; he died Octob er 23, 1963. Surviving are one sone, Donald Ferguson of Jerseyville; one daughter, Stella Brown of Jacksonville; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Wayman of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Marion Wayman of Jerseyville; four sisters, Tessie Biermann, Jerseyville, Margaret Kuelbs, Kane, Eva White, Alton, Mildred Green, Hazen, Arkansas. Rosary was recited at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.

Glenn Keith Ferguson, 56, SON OF MR & MRS MILTON S FERGUSON, 4 MINE OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED OF THE FLU ON MARCH 14, AT HIS HOME NEAR ASHLAND. HIS WIFE, THE FORMER LILLIAN BARRON OF JERSEYVILLE, WHOM HE MARRIED IN 1914, DIED 2 DAYS BEFORE HIM FROM THE SAME CAUSE. HE WAS BORN FEB 2, 1893. SURVIVING ARE 2 DAU, HIS PARENTS, 5 BRO, WM S OF KANE, GEORGE M OF BEARDSTOWN, GUY T OF ASHLAND, BEN S OF TULLULA, IL, J ROBERT, FLORA; 3 SIS, FLORA A, HATTIE G AND CAPITOLA M ALL OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL WAS HELD FROM THE HOME IN ASHLAND. REV J C BELL OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN ASHLAND CEM.

Leslie M. Ferguson, of Kane, died in St. Luke Hospital, St. Louis. He had suffered fatal burns last Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Gertie B. Ferguson, one sister, Mrs. Clifton Devening of Kane and one brother, L. S. Ferguson of Alton. He was a son of the late William S. Ferguson.

Lida Minnie Ferguson, 63 years, 11 months, 11 days, of N. Liberty St., Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community Hospital. She had been a patient for two days. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Harry Frazier officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson was a daughter of the late Leonard and Matilda (McCormick) Cope and was born in Jersey county on July 20, 1896. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Lemons of Carrollton, Mrs. Robert Pace of Still water, Oklahoma, Mrs. Leonard Brakeville of Godfrey and Mrs. Anderson Long of Jerseyville; three sons, Don Cope and Samuel Ferguson of Jersey [rest of obituary unavailable]

Samuel Thomas Ferguson, 49, OF FIELDON WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV HARRY FRAZIER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. BORN OCT 19, 1920 IN JERSEY CO HE WAS THE SON K OF GEORGE & LIDA (COPE) FERGUSON. HE HAD BEEN ENGAGED IN THE TRUCKING BUSINESS. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, NADEEN (CHARLTON) FERGUSON; 1 BRO, LEONARD FERGUSON OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 SIS, MRS DORA MAE LEMONS OF ROODHOUSE, MRS FAYE GIBSON AND MRS ALICE KALLAL OF JERSEYVILLE, AND MRS MILDRED BRAKEVILLE OF MONROE, OR; AND 1 HALF-BRO, DON COPE OF GRANITE CITY.

William Selby Ferguson, 83 years, 11 months, 15 days, died at Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. H. L. Potter officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was born in Cass county on December 26, 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Gertie; two sons, Leslie Ferguson of Kane and Lawrence L. Ferguson of Alton; one daughter, Mrs. Clifton (Anna Belle) Devening of Kane; two brothers, Gus Ferguson and Robert Ferguson of Wood River; 8 grandsons; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Dewey C. Fessler, 82, of Jerseyville, died June 14, at Jersey Community Hospital. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Valhallah Memorial Park. Masonic services were conducted on Monday. He was born December, 1897, in Jersey county, a son of George and Elizabeth (Laubscher) Fessler and had worked for the water and sewer department. He is survived by his wife, Opal (Bates) Fessler, who he married July 6, 1935, in Carrollton; one son, Emil of Jerseyville; one daughter, Marcella Allen of Dow; one brother, James Fessler; one sister, Elizabeth Nolan of Dow; four grandchildren. He was prceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one son, Dale who died on June 11. Memorials may be given to the Methodist Church and the Heart Fund.

William Fessler, 73, of Jerseyville, died Monday at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient for a few weeks. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Messler, a retired farmer, was born in Jersey county, June 7, 1893, a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Laubscher) Fessler. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Emma (Hooper) Fessler; five brothers, George and Dewey Fessler of Jerseyville, Harry and Roy Fessler of Alton and James H Fessler of Dow; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Greeling of Jerseyville and Mrs. Elizabeth Nolan of Dow. His par- [remainder unavailable]

Florence S. Ficker, 70, DIED FEB 3 AT COMMUNITY MEM HOSP IN STAUNTON. SERVICES WERE HELD AT WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME IN STAUNTON AND INTERMENT WAS IN MEMORIAL PARK CEM, STAUNTON. SHE WAS BORN SEPT 3, 1905 IN GREENFIELD. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND JOHN A FICKER OF STAUNTON, HER SON, JOHN OF JERSEYVILLE, AND 2 GRANDCHILDREN, STEPHEN AND MERILEE OF JERSEYVILLE. Memorials may be given to FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, STAUNTON, BUILDING FUND.

Eva Myrtle Fink, 53 years, 3 months, 7 days, wife of J. Wayne Fink, Jerseyville grocer, died Nov 13, at her home on Mulberry St. following an extended illness. Mrs. Fink was the daughter of the late Algie Willis and Doly (Turner) Willis and was born in Madison county, Kentucky, August 6, 1899. Prior to her illness Mrs. Fink had assisted her husband in the operation of their grocery store. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Miss Eleanor Fink of Jerseyville; her mother, Mrs. Dollie Willis of Jerseyville; five sisteres, Mrs Amiel Krueger of Wood River, Miss Amy Willis of Chicago, Mrs. Harvey Croxford of Dow, Mrs. Lee Shanks, Jr., Jerseyville and Mrs. Raymond Roady of Germany; two brothers, R. C. Willis of Carrollton and Rayburn Willis of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held Nov ___ at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Laverne Poole, Pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Cornelius B. Fisher, 76, DIED RECENTLY. HE WAS BORN IN SOMMERSET CO, NJ ON JUNE 4, 1809, AND SETTLED IN JERSEY CO IN JUNE OF 1838. HE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE LAST OF THAT NUMBER OF PIONEERS WHO SETTLED UPON THE OLD STATE ROAD BETWEEN KANE AND DELHI. HE IS FROM THE "KNICKERBOCKER" STOCK THAT SETTLED NY AND NJ--HIS GRANDFATHER BEING A MEMBER OF THE "STAMP ACT" CONGRESS FROM NJ. HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTION, PARTICIPATING IN MOST OF THE BATTLES IN NJ. CORNELIUS MARRIED HANNAH (MITCHESS) FISHER OF MORRISTOWN, NJ IN 1828 AND 5 CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM BEFORE THEY MOVED TO IL. ONE, MRS VAN SYCKEL, DIED IN 1875. MRS FISHER WAS ONE OF THE PIONEER WOMEN OF JERSEY CO AND DIED IN JAN 1871. IN 1872, MR FISHER, MARRIED SUSAN (CHAMBERLAIN) FISHER OF NJ. HE WAS AN EXTENSIVE LAND HOLDER IN JERSEY CO. FUNERAL WAS FROM HOME.

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 79, DIED AT THE HOME OF HER SON JAMES B NEAR KANE. BORN NEAR HARRODSBURG, MERCY CO, KY, DEC 27, 1803. SHE WAS ONE OF 9 CHILDREN, ONLY 1 BRO, CLELAND CURRY, SURVIVING. HER HUSBAND, JESSE, DIED IN 1855. SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF 10 CHILDREN, 6 OF WHOM SURVIVE. 43 GRANDCHILDREN AND 20 G-GRANDCHILDREN. METHODIST CHURCH.

James C. Fitzgerald, 82, DIED AT HIS HOME 4 MI SW OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL FROM ST FRANCIS CHURCH. HE WAS ONE OF THE PIONEER CITIZENS OF JERSEY CO, HAVING LIVED HERE SINCE 1849. HE LEAVES 5 CHILDREN: JOHN E AND WILLIAM OF JERSEYVILLE, THOMAS OF GREENFIELD, MRS JOHN H (KATHERINE) MALEY OF UPPER ALTON AND MRS MARY BROWN OF JERSEYVILLE. (SOME CONFUSION IN 2 SEPARATE ARTICLES) 2nd ARTICLE: JAMES C FITZGERALD MARRIED MARY KEEFE, FEB 19, 1857. SHE DIED SEPT 25, 1907. FATHER OF 10 CHILDREN; 3 PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH; MARY, MICHAEL AND MRS MARGARET LOGES. LIVING ARE THOMAS C, MRS MARY A BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM, MRS KATHERINE MALEY (JOHN E), AGNES, MRS ALICE M WALSH. WILL OF JAMES WAS FILED FOR PROBATE. HE BEQUEATHS $200 TO ST FRANCIS CHURCH TO BE APPLIED TO INDEBTEDNESS. TO HIS GRANDDAU, MARGARET LUCAS, HE GIVES $100 IN CASH AND TO DAU, AGNESS FITZGERALD, $1000 CASH AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. EXECUTOR LIS INSTRUCTED TO SELL 40 ACRES OF LAND IN MACOUPIN CO AND LOTS IN JERSEYVILLE TO MEET THE BEQUESTS. ALL RESIDUE TO AGNES. SOME YRS EARLIER HE MADE DIVISION OF LAND AMONG HIS CHILDREN, THOMAS FITZGERALD, A SON, WAS EXECUTOR.82, DIED AT HIS HOME 4 MI SW OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL FROM ST FRANCIS CHURCH. HE WAS ONE OF THE PIONEER CITIZENS OF JERSEY CO, HAVING LIVED HERE SINCE 1849. HE LEAVES 5 CHILDREN: JOHN E AND WILLIAM OF JERSEYVILLE, THOMAS OF GREENFIELD, MRS JOHN H (KATHERINE) MALEY OF UPPER ALTON AND MRS MARY BROWN OF JERSEYVILLE. (SOME CONFUSION IN 2 SEPARATE ARTICLES) 2nd ARTICLE: JAMES C FITZGERALD MARRIED MARY KEEFE, FEB 19, 1857. SHE DIED SEPT 25, 1907. FATHER OF 10 CHILDREN; 3 PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH; MARY, MICHAEL AND MRS MARGARET LOGES. LIVING ARE THOMAS C, MRS MARY A BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM, MRS KATHERINE MALEY (JOHN E), AGNES, MRS ALICE M WALSH. WILL OF JAMES WAS FILED FOR PROBATE. HE BEQUEATHS $200 TO ST FRANCIS CHURCH TO BE APPLIED TO INDEBTEDNESS. TO HIS GRANDDAU, MARGARET LUCAS, HE GIVES $100 IN CASH AND TO DAU, AGNESS FITZGERALD, $1000 CASH AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. EXECUTOR LIS INSTRUCTED TO SELL 40 ACRES OF LAND IN MACOUPIN CO AND LOTS IN JERSEYVILLE TO MEET THE BEQUESTS. ALL RESIDUE TO AGNES. SOME YRS EARLIER HE MADE DIVISION OF LAND AMONG HIS CHILDREN, THOMAS FITZGERALD, A SON, WAS EXECUTOR.

James William Fitzgerald, 58, DIED AT BARNES HOSP IN ST LOUIS. FUNERAL AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH WITH REV J J CLANCY CELEBRANT. HE LEAVES HIS WIDOW, MRS ELIZABETH FITZGERALD; 1 DAU, MRS WALTER SPANGLE; 2 SONS, EMMET A OF ST LOUIS AND WILLIAM OF ALGONA, IA; 4 SIS, MRS J H MALEY OF ALTON, MRS AGNES ENGLIS OF MORELAND, KS, MRS MARY A BROWN AND MRS ANDREW WALSH OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 1 BRO THOMAS OF GREENFIELD.

Sister Roberta Fitzgerald, OSU, 92, OF LATON DIED FEB 16, 1988 AT THE URSULINE CONVENT IN ALTON AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS. BORN IN GREENFIELD, SHE WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE THOMAS & MARY JANE (GRACE) FITZGERALD. SHE ENTERED THE URSULINE CONVENT IN 1915, AND PROFESSED HER FIRST VOWS IN 1918. HER FINAL VOWS WERE IN 1921. SHE CELEBRATED HER SILVER JUBILEE IN 1943, HER GOLD IN 1978 AND HER DIAMOND IN 1983. SISTER ROBERTA TAUGHT SCHOOL FROM 1918-76 IN COLLINSVILLE, JERSEYVILLE, SPRINGFIELD, MOUNT OLIVE, ALTON, TEXARKANA, TX, WOOD RIVER, DESOTO, MO; ST AMBROSE IN GODFREY; AND MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL, ST PATRICK'S AND SS. PETER & PAUL, ALL OF ALTON. IN 1967, SHE RETIRED FROM TEACHING, BUT CONTINUED ASSISTING TEACHER WITH RECORD WORK AT MARQUETTE HIGH, AND ALSO TAUGHT RELIGION (CCD) AT THE CONVENT UNTIL 1976. NIECES AND NEPHEWS SURVIVE. VISITATION WAS HELD AT URSULINE CONVENT WITH PRAYER SERVICE. A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT THE CONVENT WITH REV DAVID SCHAUER AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST PATRICK, GODFREY. Memorials may be given to MASSES OF THE CONVENT. STATEN FUNERAL HOME, ALTON, HANDLED ARRANGEMENTS.

Ebert D. Fitzjarrell, 29, a farmer from near Greenfield, died recently. He leaves his father, widow and two children. Funeral was held with Rev. W. R. Johnson of Greenfield officiating.

Florence Marie Flamm, 58, WIFE OF CARL FLAMM OF RR 2, JERSEYVILLE, SUFFERED A FATAL HEART ATTACK SEPT 30 AS SHE WAS PREPARING THE EVENING MEAL AT HER HOME. HER DEATH CAME AS A GREAT SHOCK TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE HAD WORKED THAT DAY AT THE MUSIC SHOP WHERE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A CLERK. A LIFELONG JERSEY CO RESIDENT SHE WAS BORN AUG 4, 1907, IN JERSEYVILLE, THE DAU OF LESTER J CORY & THE LATE MAE (POST) CORY. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MOOSE AUX AND WAS A PAST STATE PRES OF THE DEMOLAY MOTHERS. HER ONLY BRO, JOHN CORY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED SUDDENLY LESS THAN 3 MOS AGO, AND HER MOTHER ALSO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, 1 DAU, MRS PAUL MEUTH OF KANE, 1 SON, WILLIAM L FLAMM OF O'FALLON, 10 GRANDCHILDREN; HER FATHER, LESTER J CORY OF JERSEYVILLE AND 1 SIS, MRS MARIAN ARMENTROUT OF HAYWARD, CA. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE OCT 3, AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV FR P P HEINEN OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

John William Flamm, 57, OF DELMAR, GODFREY, DIED AT JOHN COCHRAN VETERANS HOSP, ST LOUIS. FUNERAL MASS WAS HELD AT ST PATRICK CHURCH, GRAFTON WITH REV PATRICK MORROW, CELEBRANT. INTERMENT WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM, JERSEYVILLE. A WW II VETERAN, HE WAS BORN JAN 10, 1919 IN JERSEYVILLE, A SON OF JOHN F & CATHERINE (MURPHY) FLAMM. HE OWNED AND OPERATED A BARBER SHOP IN GRAFTON FOR FA NUMBER OF YRS AND HAD BARBERED IN N ALTON. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIDOW, LUCILLE M (BOWEN) FLAMM, WHOM HE MARRIED IN MARCH 1942; 2 DAU, MRS DALE (JOYCE) HARMON, GRAFTON, AND MRS DENNIS (PAM) MAXEINER, GODFREY; 2 SONS, LONNIE FLAMM AND JOHN W FLAMM III, GODFREY; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 BRO, ROBERT FLAMM; AND 4 SIS, MRS FRANK (MARGARET) STITES, ALTON, MRS TERESA SEARS AND MRS CLEVE (MINNIE) TIMPE, JERSEYVILLE AND MR S WILLIAM (AGNES) HARMON, KANE. VISITATION WAS FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in GRAFTON. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

Claud E. Flatt Sr, 87, a former White Hall resident, died Feb 6, at Veteran's Hospital in Quincy. He had been a resident there for several years. Services wee held at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in Richwoods Cemetery west of Carrollton. The WWI veteran was born in Greene county, a son of John and Edna (Camerer) Flatt. Surviving are two sones, Claude Jr of Jacksonville and Harry of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one sister, Mildred Prill of Jerseyville; nieces and nephews. His parents, an infant son, two sisteres and one brother, preceded him in death.

Earl Eugene Flatt, 63, died January 16, 1991, at Passavant area hospital, Jacksonville. He was a US Army Korean War veteran and received two bronze stars and a personalized letter from President Harry Truman. He retired in 1985 as a machinist from Shell Oil company after 29 years of service and was a member of the Jerseyville Sport Flyers Aviation Club. Born in Carrollton, he was the son of the late Frank and Rosa (Chapman) Flatt. He married Bette Kathleen (Davis) Flatt on Jan 27, 1952, in Carrollton, and she died on Oct 4, 1989. Surviving are one son, Floyd Eugene "Gene" Flatt of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Barbara Hartung of St. Louis and Kathleen Zipprich of Jacksonville; 7 grandchildren; 2 brotehrs, Donald Flatt of S Roxana and Larry Flatt of Carrollton; and one sister, Audra Price fo Carrollton. Visitation was held at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Hope Lutheran Curch, Jerseyville, with Rev Mark Etter officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where he was a member.

Ella Flatt, 84, wife of George Flatt, died Saturday in Boyd Memorial Hospital. She and her hsuband, former residents of Eldred, had been making their home with their son, Roy, in Jerseyville. In addition to her husband and son, Roy, she is survived by two other sons, Orson of Houston, MN, and Frank of Eldred, and by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Brant, of Carrollton and Miss Lucy Flatt of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Liles of Rockford. Funeral services were held by Rev. Robert Wagener at Simpson Funeral Home. Interment was in Carrollton City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zoda Richter, Clarence Ligon, William Flatt, Harold Flatt, Robert Portwood and Jacob Clafflin.

Eva Irene Flatt, 74, of Kampsville died July 6, at Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville. Born in Greene county, Feb 27, 1907, she was a daughter of Wade and Nellie (Badman) Reynolds. Her survivors are her husband, Raymond Jennings Flatt; one son, James T Flatt, of Conway, MI; four daughters, Alma Schaaf and Mildred Galore of Fieldon, Florence Halemeyer of Hardin and Lilly Honey of Eldred; one granddaughter, Helen Learnard of Springfield who was reared in teh home; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Ione Reynolds of Jerseyville; five half-brothers, five half-sisters, a stepbrother, and two stepsisters.

Raymond J. Flatt, 81, of Kampsville died at his residence of July 12, six days after the death of his wife, Irene (Reynolds) Flatt who died July 6 at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. Services were conducted Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with Rev. Jon Lobos officiating. Burial was in Richwoods cemetery west of Carrollton. The retired farmer was born in Greene county Sept 6, 1899, a son of Ernest and Bessie (Hermans) Flatt. His survivors are four daughters, Alma Schaaf and Mildred Galore of Fieldon, Florence Halemeyer of Hardin and Lilly Honey of Eldred; one granddaughter, reared in his home, Helen Leanard of Springfield; one son James of Conway, MI; 21 grndchidren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Day of Eldred; one brother, Paul Flatt of Carrollton. One sister and one grandson also preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to The Heart Fund or a charity of one's choice.

Roy Flatt, 80, of Hazel St., Jerseyville, formerly of Eldred, died unexpectedly at his home on May 4. Services were conducted at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton by Rev. Orlan Lane of Jerseyville. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Eldred. The retired farmer was born Nov. 28, 1900 in Eldred, a son of George and Ella (Logan) Flatt and married Cora A (Booth) Flatt in 1926. She survives. He was preceded in death by one daughter who died in infancy, two brothers, and two sisters. Memorials may be given to Gospel Assembly Church of Jerseyville, where he was a member.

Wilton L. Flatt, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Russell, in this city. Services wee held Saturday at Mehl Funeral Home. Dr. John W. Crouch, Pastor of the Baptist church, officiated. Everett Mehl was soloist and his selections were; "In a Garden of Prayer" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Pallbearers were guy Fox, George Clark, Dean Bushnell, and Ben Black of Eldred, and Ed Seger and Arch Howard of Carrollton. Flower bearers were Mrs. Ruby King, mrs. Matt Sanford, Mrs Dennis Lemon and Mrs. John Debolt. Burial was in Carrollton cememtery. Mr. Flatt was born ni Hamilton county, November 22, 1858, the son of Aaron and Nancy Flatt. He married Adeline (Bushnell) Flatt in 1881. They lived in Eldred and vicinity until coming to Carrollton about six years ago to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. Ussell. Mr Flatt is survived by his wife and one daughter, also one grandson, Capt. Leon Flatt and one great-granddaughter, the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Flatt, born on November 22, the deceased Mr. Flatt's birth date.

Edgar Thomas Fleming, 46, oil distributor, died Dec 19, at St. John Hospital, St. Louis. He was the sone of Thomas and Mary (Conners) Fleming and was born in Jersey county, November 19, 1900. He leaves his wife, Thelma; four sisters, Nellie Longer, Eldred, Mary Earley, St. Louis, and Misses Elizabeth and Loretta Fleming of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Francis church and burial in St. Francis cemetery.

Roy E. Flowers, 74, died unexpectantly at his home on Sunday, Dec 9, 1990. He retired in 1978 as a laborer from Wickenhauser Construction Company of Alton, after 17 years of service. He was a WWII veteran. Born in Carrollton, he was the son of the late Erva Bunt and Althia Odessa (Taylor) Flowers. He married Vera (Hayes) Flowers August 10, 1936, in St. Louis. She died August 2, 1969. Survivig are 5 daughters, Vera Dean Wood of Littleton, CO, Sharon Bowden of Sparta, Betty Johnson of Grafton, Judy Denoter of Alton and Nadine Coen of Pine Grove, WV; 4 sons, Kike, Richard, and Dennis Flowers all of Grafton and Darrell Flowers of Las Vegas, NV; 24 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. One son, Roy E. Flowers Jr and one brother, Darrell Flowers preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 will conduct military graveside rites at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Grafton Senior Citizens Center.

Isler "Benny" Benedict Foiles, 65, died at Christian Hospital NE in St. Louis. She was a nurse's aide at Jersey Community Hospital. Born in Kentucky, daughter of the Late Robert Lee and Florence (Bates) Page, she married Wilson Benedict who died June 16, 1969. She later married Cecil Foiles who died October 4, 1983. Surviving are two sons, Robin and James, both of Jerseyville; two daughters, Betty Miller of Brighton and Crystal Varble of Eldred; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Moore of Bethalto; and three sisters, Anna Geisler of Jerseyville, Della Scoggins of Carrollton and Bessie Burch of Elgin. Visitation was from jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyvill. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville with Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Missouri Baptist Chirldren's Home and First Baptist Church where she was a member.

Raymond L. Foiles of Carrollton, died Sunday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Final rites were conducted at the Baptist church in Carrollton by Pastor Rev. J. R. Heikes. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetey at Kampsville. Fr. Foiles was a son of Cecil Foiles of Jerseyville and the late Carrie Foiles. Also surviving are his wife, Joanna (Fauver) Foiles, four daughters, Marcia, Bonnie, Laverna and Lora, all at home; and three brothers, Robert of Hillview, and Roger and Ronnie of Carrollton.

RUSSELL M FOILES, 52, OF RR 4 JERSEYVILLE WAS KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT ON THE ELDRED BLACKTOP, 4 MI S OF RT 108 ON MARCH 29. SERVICES WERE HELD APR 1, AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER. REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CAEM. VISITATION WAS HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. HE WAS BORN IN KAMPSVILLE ON FEB 6, 1924, A SON OF KENNETH & LETHA (TAYLOR) FOILES OF JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A SELF-EMPLOYED FARMERN. A WW II VETERAN, HE WAS RECIPIENT OF THE VICTORY MEDAL, AMERICAN THEATRE RIBBON, EUROPEAN-AFRICAN MIDDLE EAST THEATRE RIBBON, 3 BRONZE BATTLE STARS, 1 OVERSEAS SERVICE BAR, AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL. HE HAD SERVED WITH THE US ARMY IN NORTHERN FRANCE, ARDENNES AND RHINELAND BATTLES. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIDOW, MRS MARGARET (PRILL) FOILES; 1 SON, WESLEY FOILES, HIS PARENTS, 2 BRO, ARTHUR FOILES OF ST LOUIS AND EUGENE FOILES OF XENIA, OH; AND 4 SIS, MRS RALPH (ROSALIE) LAWTON OF GODFREY, MRS KEITH (NORMA) HIRST OF JERSEYVILLE; MRS ARTHUR (MARY LOU) CAMMANN OF ST CHARLES, MO AND MRS WILSON (ANNA MAE) COAN OF MARATHON SHORES, FL. Memorials may be given to FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE.

Violet Burdette Foiles, 58 years, 11 months, 2 days, of Jerseyville, wife of Cecil Foiles, died July 13, at Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient 39 days. Rev. Roland Hastie officiated at the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Summit Grove cememtery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Leukemia Guild was designated as a memorial. Mrs. Foiles was employed as a nurse's aide at Jersey Community Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Louis and Liza (Bunch) Peuterbaugh and was born Aug 11, 1911, in Calhoun county. Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Eugene Peuterbaugh of Lee Summit, Mo., William Powell of Jerseyville and Gary Powell of St. Louis; one duaghter, Mrs. Sue Hill of Jerseyville; 24 grandchildren; two brothers, Russell and Byron Peuterbaugh of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Wyatt of Pekin, Mrs Lee Foiles of Creve Couer and Mrs. Virgil Davis of Detroit, IL; and four stepsons, Raymond, Roger and Roland Foiles of Carrollton and Robert Foiles of Bellview. The death of her firsth husband, Ernest Powell, occurred in 1964.

Lloyd Frank Forbes, Sr., 57, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED MAY 26 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE HAD BEEN MOWING THE YARD WHEN HE BECAME ILL AND WAS A PATIENT IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITE OF THE HOSP. BORN AUG 8, 1922 IN TIME, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE BENJAMIN & ELIZABETH (MYERS) FORBES. A WW II VETERAN, HE WAS RETIRED AFTER 23 YRS DUTY WITH THE US AIR FORCE. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV CLYDE SHAW AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. MILITARY SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE. BURIAL WAS IN PINE TREE CEM, PATTERSON. FORBES HAD BEEN EMPLOYED WITH THE POSTAL SERVICE IN ALTON FOR 11 YRS. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, ??NE (CAULK) FORBES WHOM HE MARRIED IN OCT 1941 IN FIELDON; 1 SON, LLOYD FORBES JR, JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, KAREN BALLARD, JERSEYVILLE; 1 GRANDCHILD; 3 BRO, ERNEST OF MILTON, HENRY OF QUINCY AND JOHN OF HANNIBAL, MO; 2 SIS, PANSY ORRILL OF PITTSFIELD AND LILY ANDREWS OF JERSEYVILLE. 3 BRO AND 1 SIS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. Memorials may be given to THE HEART FUND.

John Wiley Ford, 83, RETIRED TILER AND WELL-DIGGER, DIED AT HIS HOME ON STRYKER AVE, JERSEYVILLE, ON OCT 23, FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ILL HEALTH. FUNERAL RITES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville WITH REV CLAUDE EVANS OF BETHALTO OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ROSEDALE CEM. MR FORD WAS A SON OF THE LATE WILEY & MARY (JAYNES) FORD AND WAS BORN IN SANGAMON CO, OCT 14, 1883. HE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF JERSEYVILLE FOR THE PAST 32 YRS. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MRS ARA FORD; 2 DAU, MRS FERGUS SUMMERS AND MRS JOSEPH CRAWFORD OF JERSEYVILLE; 8 GRANDCHILDREN; 20 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MRS ROSIE VEACH OF WRIGHTS.

Donald Leon Forrester, 62, of Jerseyville was born in Greene county on April 18, 1912. He was the son of Lewis and Alma (Lawson) Forrester. He married Mildred (Pinkerton) Forrester in 1939 at Bowling Green, Mo. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville with Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial was at White Hall. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are his wife, two sones, Leon, of Canton and Kendric, of Rosewood Heights; one daughter, Mrs. Alfonso (Dayina) Lugo of Jerseyville, seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Lyle Forrester of Roodhouse, and three sisters, Mrs. Chester (Dora) Owings of Alton; Mrs George (Bessie) Piper, of White Hall and Mrs. Wayman (Audia) Terrell of Poplar Bluffs, Mo. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.

Benjamin Foster, 81, died Dec 29, 1908. He was born March 10, 1827, at Crowhurst, near Battle, County of Sussex, England when 12 years old he became footman in gentleman's house at St. Leanord's Hastins; from there to London as livery servant. In 1853 he came to the US and settled near Jerseyville. In 1854 he returned to London and on March 4, 1855, he married Ann (Welford) Foster at the Parish church of St. George Parish at Bloom's Bay in County Middlesex, by the Curat Rev. Thomas Clark. They returned to Jersey county and ehe was employed by Isaac Snedeker, where they lived for two years. They then moved to Rhoady settlement seven miles east of Jerseyville and settled on a farm. He was baptized by Elder Trabue into Paradise Baptist Church. In 1873 they moved onto a farm near Fidelity. In 1890 he retired and they moved from the farm and to Jerseyville. Mrs. Foster died Sept 25, 1897. On Nov 8, 1898, he married Sarah Pinkerton of Carrollton, Greene Co. He leaves his wife, Sarah, two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. He had been ordained a deacon by Paradise Church. Services from Baptist Church in Jerseyville, Stephen Catt and Simeon Hussey serving with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Blanche D. Foster, 77, died July 3, 1988, at her residence. She was born in Greene county, daughter of the late Oliver and Pearl (Johnson) Dierking. She married Truman Foster June 27, 1931, in Alton and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Joan Dixon, Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren and one sister, Pauline Fry of Jerseyville. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Visitation and services were held from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. John Wilson conducted services and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. memorials may be given to American Heart Association.

BLYTHE WILLIAM "BILL" FOSTER, 62, DIED JULY 181991 AT HIS HOME. HE RETIRED IN 1989 AFTER 40 YRS SERVICE AS A CARPENTER FROM RUSSELL CONSTRUCTION IN JERSEYVILLE. A US NAVY WW II VETERAN, HE WAS PAST COMMANDER OF THE CRAWFORD LEGION POST 1038 OF KANE FROM 1972-76, 1979-80 AND 1987. BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON OCT 27, 1928, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOSEPH & FREDA (LIFETS) FOSTER. HE MARRIED JOAN (CRAWFORD) FOSTER ON OCT 1, 1949, IN JERSEYVILLE, AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, PATRICIA ANN PRICE, KANE; 3 GRANDSONS; 1 BRO, ROY FOSTER OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 5 SIS, AGNES WOOLSEY, DOROTHY AND FLORENCE RUSSELL, IRENE SHAW AND ANNE HANELINE, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION WAS FROM JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME, JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES WERE HELD BY REV DAVID BEARCHAMP. MILITARY GRAVESIDE RITES WERE CONDUCTED AT KAME CEM BY AMERICAN LEGION POST 492 AND VFW POST, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE. Memorials may be given to KANE BAPTIST CHURCH OR AMVETS POST 267.

Ernest Joseph Foster, 69, OF RURAL FIELDON, DIED APR 21 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE WAS A WW II AIR FORCE VETERAN AND SELF EMPLOYED CARPENTER. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WILBUR CAIN OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM WITH MILITARY RITES. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, SON OF BENJAMIN J & FREDA (LIFFETS) FOSTER. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, CLARA (NOLAND) FOSTER WHOM HE MARRIED IN JERSEYVILLE AUG 19, 1950; 1 DAU, MARSHA BROWN, JERSEYVILLE; 1 STEPSON, WILLIAM FERGUSON, AT HOME; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 5 SIS, AGNES WOOLSEY, DOROTHY AND FLORENCE RUSSELL, IRENE SHAW AND ANNA HANELINE, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 2 BRO, ROY OF JERSEYVILLE AND BILL OF KANE. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN HEART ASSOC AND OPEN DOOR FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE.

Freda M. Foster, 85, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED NOV 26 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV L E HUTCHINSON, PASTOR OF VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. BORN JAN 14, 1894 IN JERSEY CO, SHE WAS A DAU OF CHARLES & MARY (SCHRIEBER) LIFFETS. HER HUSBAND, JOSEPH B FOSTER, DIED MARCH 14, 1969. SURVIVING ARE, 3 SONS, ERNEST, FIELDON, ROY, JERSEYVILLE, BLYTH, KANE; 5 DAU, AGNES WOOLSEY, DOROTHY RUSSELL, FLORENCE RUSSELL, IRENE SHAW AND ANNA HANELINE, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 BRO, ROY AND EDWARD LIFFETS OF JERSEYVILLE AND 2 SIS, EDIDTH VANMETER, JERSEYVILLE AND EMMA NUNES, JACKSONVILLE; 25 GRANDCHILDREN; 37 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 7 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN. Memorials may be given to VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH.

Maggie Foster, 97, who died April 1, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home was born April 10, 1883, in Jalappa, Greene county, a daughter of the late Charles and Myra (Hamilton) Legrand. Her husband, William Foster, whom she married November 14, 1904 in Jerseyville, died March 3, 1968. Services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. rev. William Elder of Bible Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Only survivors are nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, and one daughter. Memorials may be given to Bible Baptist Church.

Mina Foster, 81, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED TUES AT JERSEY COMM HOSP SHORTLY AFTER ADMITTANCE. REV CARLTON CHRISTENSON CONDUCTED RITES HELD FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. BURIAL WAS IN LAX CEM. SHE WAS BORN MARCH 5, 1889 IN JERSEY CO THE DAU OF BARNEY & ROSA (KRAUSHAAR) FREAND AND WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF THIS CO. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE ANDREW (JUD) FOSTER. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, TRUMAN, JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MRS TRULBIA WHITE AND MRS HELEN PRITCHARD OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, HENRY FREAND OF KANE AND LOUIS FREAND, JERSEYVILLE; AND 1 SIS, MRS VIOLA FREER OF GODFREY. HER HUSBAND, PARENTS, 1 SON, 1 BRO AND 5 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

Sara Foster, 59, nee Sarah Pinkerton, was born November 14, 1854, in Greene county. She came to Jerseyville in 1884 and made her home with a sister, Mrs. A. Atchison. On November 18, 1898, she married Benjamin Foster, who died Dec 28, 1908. She died at the Postlewait Hotel in Carrollton on August 6. Rev. Catt had the service held at Postlewait Hotel on October 8. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. She leaves one brother, Thomas, East St. Louis, one sister, Mrs. Atchison, Alton.

Earl Raymond Fraley, 74, a rural Jerseyville resident and former member of the Jersey County Board of Supervisors for 12 years, died suddenly at his home on Jan 8. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ. Rev. Leonard Todd of Moro officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Through Mr. Fraley had been ill for several years, his death was unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Fraley had been in Jerseyville Wednesday afternoon and upon returning to their home he said he would rest before the evening meal. His breathing attracted Mrs. Fraley's attention and she summoned help. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Jersey Community Hospital. A son of the late Theodore C. and Rachel (McDaniel) Fraley, the former official of Otter Creek Township, was born in Montgomery county. He was engaged in farming for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie (McDow) Fraley; one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hearty of Jerseyville; four sons, Stewart Fraley of Fieldon, Stanley and Wilbert Fraley of Jerseyville and Leland Fraley of Carrollton; 19 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Warren Feraley of East Alton, Frank Fraley of Litchfield, Lewis Fraley of Chicago, and Estel Fraley of Carrollton. One brothers, Mark preceded him in death. Mr. Fraley was a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ; Fieldon Lodge 592, AF&AM; and the Consistory Masonic services were held at the funeral home.

Emma C. Fraley, 91, of Carrollton, died Dec 19, at her home in Carrollton. She was born in Illinois, daughter of the late Friedrick and Johanna (Feierabend) Wieneke. On June 5, 1923, in Jerseyville, she married Mark H. Fraley, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Opal B. Fraley of Carrollton and one sister, Matilda Fraley of Jerseyville. Visitation was at Airsman-Hires Funeral HOme in Carrollton. Graveside rites were conducted in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Estel Fraley, 74, a retired farmer of Carrollton, died at his home February 13, after an apparent heart attack. Visitation was held at Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton, and burial was in Carrollton cememtery. He was born in Jersey county, a son of the late Theodore and Rachell (McDaniel) Fraley. He married Mildred (Devening) Fraley in 1923. She died in 1977. On Jan 5, he married the former Sara Goodwin who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Lila VanAusdoll and Mamie Shelton, both of Fieldon; three sons, Orville of Anabel, Mo., and Ralph and Raymond both of Carrollton; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Matilda Josephine Fraley, 90, of East Alton, died January 16, 1988, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Born in Jersey county, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Johanna (Quitt) Wieneke. She married Warren Fraley in 1921 in Jerseyville. He died February 8, 1975. Surviving are one son, Oliver Fraley, Godfrey; one daughter, Keota Doerr, Godfrey; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and one sister, Emma Fraley, Carrollton. Visitation and servies were conducted at Marks Mortuary in Woodriver. Rev. Paul Miller officiated burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Garends in Behalto.

Mildred M. Fraley, 74, of R1 Carrollton, died Apr 3 at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. Services were conducted by Rev. Kent Tremble at Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton and burial was in Carrollton City cemetery. A native of Alton, she married Extel Fraley in 1923. Surviving are her husband; two sisteres, Mrs. Willie (Lila) VanAusdoll and Mrs. Don (Mammie) Shelton, both of Fieldon; three sons, Orville of Anabel, Mo., Ralph and Raymond, both of Carrollton; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Warren Fraley, 75, of East Alton, died Feb 8, at Jersey Community Hospital. Final rites were held at East Alton Pentecostal Church with Rev. E. Ladkey officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens. Mr. Fraley was employed as a machinist with Standard Oil company for 39 years until retiring in 1962. Surviving are his wife, matilda (Wieneke) Fraley whom he married March 15, 1922, in Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Keota) Falcone, Alton; one son, Oliver W. Fraley of Godfrey; two brothers, Estel of Carrollton and Lewis of Chicago; two grandchildren. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

Grace Frank, 94, FORMER JERSEYVILLE RESIDENT, DIED SEPT 6, 1989 AT HER HOME. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, DAU OF THE LATE FRED & MATILDA (WITT) MOORE. ON NOV 8, 1911, SHE AND JOHN FRANK WERE MARRIED. HE DIED JAN 27, 1961. SURVIVING ARE 3 DAU, MAE WOLF, GRANITE CITY, MARTHA MALSON, ALTON AND LUCY FOSTER, TROY, MI; 1 SON, REV ORVILLE FRANK, MABANK, TX; 7 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 9 G-GRANDCHILDREN. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE 1 DAU, MYRTLE GUILANDER; 1 SIS, CELIA TERPENING; AND 1 BRO, WESLEY MOORE. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EARL CLAGG OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM.

NELLIE ANGELINE FRANK, 92, DIED MARCH 30, 1991, AT HER HOME. SHE WAS BORN IN KANE ON AUG 2, 1898, DAU OF THE LATE WILLIAM T & ELIZA A (PORTWOOD) LOY. HER HUSBAND, EDWIN HARRISON FRANK, DIED IN JUNE 1941. SURVIVING ARE 5 DAU, WILMA ROGERS, ANNIE COPE AND NELLIE BARRETT ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, JESSIE GOEWEY OF CHILLICOTHE AND MARY KUEHNEL OF ALTON; 5 SONS, CLINTON, JOSEPH AND LOUIS FRANK, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, WILLIAM FRANK, MOUNT OLIVE AND GEORGE FRANK, GODFREY; 32 GRANDCHILDREN; 4 STEP GRANDCHILDREN; 52 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 12 STEP G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN; 1 STEP G-G-GRANDCHILD; AND 1 BRO, FRANK LOY OF JERSEYVILLE. 1 G-GRANDSON, 4 SIS AND 6 BRO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. JERSEYVILLE REBEKAH LODGE 263, WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER, CONDUCTED SPECIAL SERVICE TUES EVE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, WITH REV GRANT JENSEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. Memorials may be given to THE CHURCH WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER.

Ernest R. Franz, 58, OF ALTON DIED NOV 11, AT JEWISH HOSP IN ST LOUIS. FINAL RITES WERE HELD AT CURDIE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH IN ALTON WITH INTERMENT IN UPPER ALTON. A CUSTODIAN IN ALTON SCHOOL SYSTEM, HE WAS BORN JUNE 23, 1915 IN GRAFTON A SON OF MR & MRS CHARLES FRANZ. MR FRANZ WAS A MEMBER OF THE CURDIE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALTON, MASONIC LODGE NO 1062, WOOD RIVER, EASTERN STAR NO 775, ALTON, AND LABORERS LOCAL 231, PEKIN, AND WAS A WORLD WW II VETERAN. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MARY (HILL) FRANZ; 1 SON, JAMES E FRANZ OF COTTAGE HILLS; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, LEO OF GRAFTON AND WESLEY OF KANE; AND 6 SIS, MRS HUBERT (PAULINE) MOURNING, KANE, MRS FREDA DABBS, ALTON, MRS CLARENCE (LELIA) SPILLMAN, SARASOTA, FL, MRS AGNES STATHAM AND MRS ZADA BAILEY, JERSEYVILLE AND MRS LLOYD (FLOSSIE) HIGHFILL.

Leo Phillip Franz, 82, OF GRAFTON, DIED OCT 9 AT ST ANTHONY HOSP IN ALTON. HE WAS BORN MARCH 8, 1904, IN JERSEY CO TO THE LATE CHARLES L& MARTHA (THURM) FRANZ. HE MARRIED LUCILLE I (WALLACE) ON NOV 2, 1929, IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A FARMER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF GRAFTON METHODIST CHURCH AND JERSEY CO FARM BUREAU. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 2 SONS, KENNETH OF NEW HARTFORD, MO, AND MARUICE OF GREENFIELD; 4 SIS, LELA SPILLMAN OF SARASOTA, FL, FLOSSIE HIGHFILL, GRAFTON, ZADA BAILEY, ALTON AND PAULINE MOURNING, KANE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 7 G-GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, 2 CHILDREN, 2 BRO AND 4 SIS. VISITATION WAS OCT 12 AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, AND THE FUNERAL WAS [remainder unavailable]

Wesley Franz, 74, DIED SUN AT HIS RESIDENCE. BORN IN GRAFTON, SON OF THE LATE CHARLES & MARTHA (THURM) FRANZ, HE WAS A FARMER AND MARRIED ELLA (RULL) FRANZ ON AUG 27, 1955 AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, BERNEAN DOWN OF BRIGHTON; 3 SONS, DELBERT FRANZ OF NEWPORT RICHEY, FL, DARRELL FRANZ OF GREAT FALLS, MT AND KENNETH JOHNSON OF ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 5 SIS, AGNES STATHEM OF JERSEYVILLE, LELIA SPILLMAN OF SARASOTA, FL, FLOSSIE HIGHFILL OF GRAFTON, ZADA BAILEY OF ALTON AND PAULINE MOURNING OF KANE; AND 1 BRO, GEO OF GRAFTON. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WILLIAM HESSLER OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN KVALHALLA MEM PARK, GODFREY. Memorials may be given to HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER.

Beulah Pearl Frazer, 49 years, 4 months, 6 days, wife of Oscar W. Frazer, RR Fieldon, died Dec 9, at St. Joseph Hospital, Alton, where she had been moved a few hours earlier. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Arthur Kauhl, pastor of the Lutheran Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cememtery. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Morgan and Mary Jane (Sowert) Henson, and was born at Shirdon, Ky, Aug 3, 1905. Surviving are her husband; one son, William Earl Newman, Fieldon; three daughters, Mary Lois (NewsmanJ) Freand, Fieldon, Mrs. Lena Ruth McCloud of Joliet and Mrs. Evelyn Woolsey, Kane; 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Joiner, Rosiclare, Ill., Mrs. Millie Harnice, Marion, Ky., Mrs Rosie Privett, Caruthersville, Mo., and Mrs. Murole Shaw of Wyoming, and one brother, Rev. John Henson, Golconda, Ill.

Rev. Harry Frazer, 83, Jerseyville, died November 9 at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Services were conducted at Gospel Assembly Church, Jerseyville, with Rev.s Clyde Shaw and Louis Kappler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove. Born Oct 23, 1901 (discrepancy in birth as both he and herbert were born 23-10-1901, or else were twins), to the late fred and Maggie (Dabbs) Frazer. He was in the ministry for 52 years in Jersey and Greene counties and 26 years at Gospel Assembly. Surviving is one brother, Herert Frazer, Jerseyville. His parents, two brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Gospel Assembly. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Ellen Frazer, 79, died June 30, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Cope where she made her home. She was the daughter of the late F. W. and Catherine (Worthey) Dabbs, and was born in Jersey county, January 15, 1871. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. George Cope, Jerseyville; four sons, Edward Frazer of Grafton, George Frazer of Jerseyville, Harry Frazer of Carrollton and Herbert Frazer of Fieldon; one brother, Oscar Dabbs of Fieldon and one sister, Mrs. Don Beach of Otterville. Visistation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held from Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Jerseyville on July 2. Rev. J. W. Stoeker officiated and interment was in Otterville cemetery.

Thomas J. Frazier, 68, of RR Jerseyville died Nov 14, at Alton Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Services were held at Delhi Baptist Church with Rev. James Maxwell officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Frazier retired from Shell Oil Company Jan 1, 1975, after 32 years service. Born in Greene county January 25, 1912, he was a son of James Curtis and Belle (Knox) Frazier and was a member of Delhi Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Black) Frazier whom he married Dec 18, 1934, in Edwardsville; one daughter, Sandra R. Kuehnel of Jerseyville; three sons, Thomas M and Dennis J, Jerseyville and James M of Dow; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was peceded in deathh by three brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be given to Delhi Baptist Church.

Mary A. Fredenburg, 81 years, 5 months, 16 days, died at her home in Otterville Dec 26, 1905. Funeral services were from Otterville M E Church, Rev. S. Albrecht officiating. The large concourse of friends and kindly neighbors bore testimony of the esteem in which she was held in this community. The maiden name of the deceased was Lofton, oldest child of Samuel and Catherine Lofton. She was born near what is now Salem in, then Greene county, but now Jersey, July 10, 1824. On Aug 20, 1844, she married E. F. Fredenburg, who 25 years ago preceded her to that realm from which no one returns. To this union were born ten children, six of whom survive her. four daughters and two sons. They were all with her during her last week's illness and all that loving hearts and willing hands could do was done. For about a quarter of a century she was a zealous and devoted member of the M E church in Otterville. For several mont past her waning strength gave notice to all that the shadowy reaper death was at hand. Many weary nights during life has she spent by the bedside of the sick and the dying but she is now in that land whose inhabitants wander not and are never weary. The kindly acts of her neighbors can never be forgotten and though the burial day was the most inclement of the winter yet a large concourse followed the remains to the burying ground through the storm. The Lord has called her to a land that is stormless and shadowless. One by one the landmarks of early times ae disappering. She has crossed the shadowy river and joined the great congregation. (by R. R. N.) Mrs. Mary Fredenberg died at the home in Otterville, Dec 26. Mrs. Fredenberg had lived in this immediate neighborhood all her life and will be sadly mised, as she possessed a jovial disposition and was a friend to everyone.

Margaret Alberta Fredenburg, 81, Jerseyville, was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Rev. Vale Walkington officiated. Her death occurred on June 26. She was born Aug 18, 1891 in Hardin the daughter of Logan F. and Olive E. (Bizillion) Wilkinson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Ernest (Rita) Whetzel of Alton and Mrs. Robert (Opal) Kronable of Jerseyville; one son, Bernell Fredenburg, Carrollton; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roland L. Wilkinson, Godfrey, and William F. Wilkinson, Springfield, Ohio. Her husband, Eph Fredenburg, parents, one son, one daughter and one sister preceded her in death.

Mary E. Freeman, 78, OF GRAFTON DIED MAY 2, 1988, AT HER RESIDENCE. SHE WAS BORN JULY 20, 1909 IN JERSEY CO TO THE LATE JOHN (MOHR) & LAURA CUNNINGHAM. SHE MARRIED LESTER FREEMAN ON AUG 17, 1927, IN KANE. HE DIED MARCH 16, 1983.

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