Obituaries - K

Dana J. Kadell, 21, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 2:18 PM MONDAY, 20 JUL 1987, AT THE SCENE OF AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ON ILLINOIS ROUTE 267, SOUTH OF DELHI. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT KADELL AND PEGGY (GIBERSON) JUNGE, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A CASHIER AT THE MOTO STATION IN CARROLLTON. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS, SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, ALICIA DAWN KADELL AT HOME; THREE SISTERS, TERRI MEUTH OF CARROLLTON, AND JAMI KIRCHNER AND GINA KADELL, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, CARROLL GIBERSON OF WHITE HALL AND PAULINE GRISWOLD OF ELSAH; AND MATERNAL GREAT GRANDFATHER, CARL STEINACHER OF CARROLLTON. VISITATION IS SCHEDULED 4 TO 9 PM WED AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. A ROSARY WILL BE RECITED AT 7 PM. A FUNERAL MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10 AM THURS AT HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE WITH THE REV. WILLIAM HEMBROW AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WILL BE AT ST. FRANCIS CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE ALICIA DAWN KADELL FUND, IN CARE OF JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME.

FINAL RITES WERE HELD SATURDAY MORNING, 6 AUG AT 10:30 O'CLOCK AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME FOR Robert Kadell, Jr., INFANT SON OF ROBERT C. AND MYRNA SCOGGINS KADELL OF JERSEYVILLE. REV. PAUL P. HEINEN, PASTOR OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. THE BABY DIED FRIDAY, 5 AUG SHORTLY AFTER HIS BIRTH AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON. THE BABY'S FATHER IS IN MILITARY SERVICE AND IS STATIONED IN GERMANY. [11 Aug 1955]

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR Flossie Kaffer, 92, WAS CONDUCTED 21 NOV AT THE CARROLLTON CEMETERY BY THE REV. PETER ELY. SHE DIED AT 12:10 PM 20 NOV AT THE JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER WHERE SHE RESIDED. SHE WAS BORN 29 JUN 1891 IN CARROLLTON TO THE LATE AVERY AND EMILY HUFF DOWDALL AND WAS A TEACHER. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE JOHN KAFFER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY A NEPHEW, JACK DOWDALL OF POMPANO BEACH, FLA. AND SEVERAL COUSINS. JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME ARRANGEMENTS. [06 Dec 1983]

Mrs. Martin Kaffer DIED 11 JUN OF A HEART ATTACK AT HER HOME NEAR WOODY. SHE HAD BEEN A SUFFERER OF HEART TROUBLE FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT THAT DAY SEEMED BETTER THAN USUAL. SHE WAS 68 YEARS OF AGE. THE FUNERAL WAS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT MEHL FUNERAL HOME, REV. WILLIAM BOSTON CONDUCTING THE SERVICE. A QUARTET, MRS. HENRY BORLIN, MRS. HARRY CALVIN, THOMAS AND STEPHEN MARTIN, SANG "THE OLD RUGGED CROSS" AND "O, IT IS BEAUTIFUL." MRS. THOMAS MARTIN ACCOMPANIED ON THE PIANO. BURIAL WAS IN THE CARROLLTON CITY CEMETERY. CASKET BEARERS WERE NEPHEWS, JOHN AND FRANK KAFFER, GILBERT K. AND JULIAN HUTCHENS, MARTIN AND HARRY BORMAN. FLOWER GIRLS WERE NIECES, MRS. FLORENCE PRANGER, MRS. WALTER POSTLEWAIT, MRS. LUCIUS WOOD, MRS. GILBERT HUTCHENS, MRS. JULIAN HUTCHENS AND MRS. MARTIN BORMAN. MAYME JONES KAFFER WAS A DAUGHTER OF FRANCES M. AND ZERILDA ELLIOT JONES AND WAS BORN IN LINDER TOWN IN 1874. SHE AND MARTIN KAFFER WERE MARRIED 9 OCT 1894 AND HE AND ONE DAUGHTER SURVIVE HER. SHE ALSO LEAVES THREE BROTHERS, JOHN AND ROBERT H. JONES OF SASKATCHAWAN, CANADA, CLARENCE JONES OF KAMPSVILLE. MRS. KAFFER BECAME A MEMBER OF THE BRUSH COLLEGE BAPTIST CHURCH EARLY IN LIFE. SINCE HER MARRIAGE SHE HAD LIVED ON THE FARM NEAR WOODY. FRIENDS AND RELATIVES FROM A DISTANCE HERE TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL WERE [remainder unavailable] [1942]

Cletus "Pete" Kallal, 58, DIED AT 12:30 PM TUES 19 APR 1988, AT ST. JOHN'S HOSPICE IN SPRINGFIELD, FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS. KALLAL WAS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT, AND WAS A MACHINIST FOR MOBILE CHEMICAL IN JACKSONVILLE. BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE FRANCES AND ALICE (WOOLSEY) KALLAL. HE MARRIED THE FORMER LOIS WOOLSEY5 JUN 1955 AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE SIX DAUGHTERS, CHERYL DAWSON, CARLA CLARK AND CAROL CLAYBROOK, ALL OF SPRINGFIELD, CYNTHIA GOODEY OF JACKSONVILLE, CRYSTAL BROCKWAY OF KANE AND RANDYRAAE KALLAL AT HOME; 15 GRANDCHILDREN; FOUR SISTERS, MARIE MADSON OF JERSEYVILLE, MARJORIE GEHLHAUSEN OF CARROLLTON, SHARON COMBS OF BLUFFS AND BARBARA WINTJEN OF KANE; AND EIGHT BROTHERS, FRANCES KALLAL OF CALIF., JAMES, DAVID, JERRY AND ED KALLAL, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, DONNY AND SAM KALLAL, BOTH OF KANE, AND CHURCH KALLAL OF WOOD RIVER. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A GRANDDAUGHTER. VISITATION WILL BE 4 PM THURS. AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON. THE REV. WILLIAM HEMNBROW WILL OFFICIATE. CREMATION WILL FOLLOW WITH BURIAL AT A LATER DATE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ST. JOHN'S HOSPICE IN SPRINGFIELD OR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. [20 Apr 1988]

Eugene C. Kallal, 78, DIED AT 7:06 AM SUNDAY 18 OCT 1987 AT SAINT ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL IN ALTON. HE WAS A FARMER, BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, SON OF THE LATE FRANK J. AND JOSEPHINE (TONSOR) KALLAL. ON 9 NOV 1935 HE MARRIED THE FORMER ANNA HELEN COLLINS IN JERSEYVILLE, AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, THERESA TIMPE OF IRVING, ILL; TWO SONS, ROBERT KALLAL OF BETHALTO AND RONALD KALLAL OF MEDORA; SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN; THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; A SISTER, JULIANNA OSTERMAN OF CARROLLTON; AND THREE BROTHERS, VINCENT AND RICHARD KALLAL, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, AND ROBERT KALLAL OF DOW. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY SIX BROTHERS, PAUL, THEODORE, SYLVESTER, VIRGIL, FRANCIS AND ALOYS KALLAL. VISITATION IS SCHEDULED 5 TO 9 PM TUES AT TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA, WHERE A ROSARY WILL BE RECITED AT 8 PM. A FUNERAL MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10 AM WEDNESDAY AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MEDORA WITH THE REV. T.J. DAVENPORT AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WILL BE AT ST. FRANCIS CEMETERY IN JERSEYVILLE. MASSES ARE PREFERRED FOR MEMORIALS.

Mrs. Frank J. Kallal OF 502 NORTH WASHINGTON ST, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT ONE FIFTY-FIVE O'CLOCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT SINCE MAY 7. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT EIGHT-FIFTEEN O'CLOCK WED MORNING AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST WITH REV. ROBERT HEINTZ AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, WESTWOODS. MRS. KALLAL, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN AND ELIZABETH ERIK TONSOR, WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY AND HAD LIVED HERE ALL HER LIFE. AT DEATH SHE HAD ATTAINED THE AGE OF EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS, SIX MONTHS, AND TWO DAYS. HER HUSBAND, TWO SONS, AND THREE DAUGHTERS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SURVIVING MRS. KALLAL ARE EIGHT SONS, SYLVESTER, VINCENT, THEODORE, AND RICHARD OF JERSEYVILLE, EUGENE AND PAUL OF MEDORA, VIRGIL OF CARLINVILLE, AND ROBERT OF DOW; ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. LOUIS (JULIANNA) OSTERMANN OF CARROLLTON; ONE BROTHER, TONY TONSOR OF JERSEYVILLE; THIRTY NINE GRANDCHILDREN; SEVENTY-ONE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND FOUR GREAT, GREAT, GRANDCHILDREN. [22 May 1969]

Joseph Kallal DIED AT HIS HOME SEVEN MILES WEST OF JERSEYVILLE. ST. MARY'S CHURCH AND CEMETERY. GRANDCHILDREN AS PALLBEARERS--FRANCIS, EUGENE, SYLVESTER, JOSEPH, AND VICTOR KALLAL, BARTH, FRANCIS AND EDWARD BAUER. HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD. BORN IN BOHEMIA AND CAME TO U.S. IN 1853 WITH PARENTS, FRANK AND FRANCIS KAZIMON KALLAL WHO SETTLED IN JERSEY COUNTY. MARRIED MARY JILEK. ELEVEN CHILDREN, ALL OF WHOM SURVIVE. CHILDREN ARE: MRS. MARY BAUER, MRS. ANTHONY CABALEK OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS. JOSEPH HANSON OF CARROLLTON, FRANK J., JOSEPH V., BENJAMIN J., WILLIAM J., ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; EDWARD, CHARLES, AND ANTON OF TOFIELD, ALBERTA, CANADA; JOHN S. KALLAL OF CHESTERFIELD, ILL. TWO SISTERS, MRS. ANNA DUBAN AND MRS. MARY HORST OF ST. LOUIS; TWO BROTHERS, FRANK V. AND JOHN C. OF JERSEYVILLE. HIS ESTATE VALUED AT $100,000. UPRIGHT, HONEST, MANY FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS. HE WAS KNOWN AS JERSEY COUNTY'S "GRAND OLD MAN." [25 Mar 1926]

SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA - FORMER JERSEYVILLE RESIDENT Joseph Jacob Kallal, 81, DIED SAT 20 JUN 1992 AT FOOTHILL PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL IN GLENDORA, CALIF. HE WAS BORN 13 APR 1911 IN JERSEY COUNTY, SON OF THE LATE JOSEPH AND THERESA (KROUPA) KALLAL. ON 30 SEP 1935, HE MARRIED THE FORMER ALBERTA NEWDIGATE IN BEARDSTOWN. SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE A SON, MICHAEL KALLAL OF LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF., FOUR GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE BROTHERS, VICTOR KALLAL OF GREENVILLE, ALBERT KALLAL OF CARROLLTON, LEO KALLAL OF UNIVERSITY CITY, MO; DAVID KALLAL OF DUNKIRK, MD; AND VALENTINE KALLAL OF JERSEYVILLE; AND FOUR SISTERS, ROSA LEE HAYS AND ANN KALLAL, BOTH OF WALDORF, MD., GENEVIEVE ENTWISTLE OF UNIVERSITY CITY AND MARY MAJOR OF JERSEYVILLE. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE A GRANDSON; A BROTHER, LAWRENCE KALLAL; AND A SISTER, AGNES QUEST. A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED 23 JUN AT ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COVINA, CALIF. BURIAL WAS IN QUEEN OF HEAVEN CEMETERY IN ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CALIF. CUSTER-CHRISTIANSEN MORTUARY OF COVINA HANDLED ARRANGEMENTS.

REQUIEM MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT NINE-THIRTY O'CLOCK MONDAY MORNING AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH BY FATHER FRANCIS LEE FOR Joseph V. Kallal, RETIRED FARMER OF JERSEY COUNTY, WHOSE DEATH OCCURRED AT ONE-FIFTY O'CLOCK THURS MORNING AT ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL IN ALTON. BURIAL WAS IN ST. FRANCIS CEMETERY. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED SUN EVENING. THE FAMILY DESIGNATED THE BUILDING FUND AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH AS A MEMORIAL FOR MR. KALLAL. BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, 9 MAR 1882, A SON OF THE LATE JOSEPH AND MARY JILEK KALLAL, HE HAD RESIDED HERE DURING HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME. MR. KALLAL WAS PROMINENT IN FARMING CIRCLES AS LIVESTOCK BREEDER AND GRAIN FARMER. UPON RETIREMENT A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, MR. AND MRS. KALLAL MOVED TO JERSEYVILLE WHERE THE FAMILY HOME IS AT 607 WEST PINE STREET. MR. KALLAL IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. THERESA KROUPA KALLAL; SIX SONS, VICTOR OF GREENVILLE, JOSEPH OF WEST COVINA, CALIF., LEO OF UNIVERSITY CITY, MO., DAVID OF WASHINGTON, D.C., AND ALBERT AND VALENTINE OF JERSEYVILLE; FIVE DAUGHTERS, MRS. AGNES QUEST AND MRS. GENE ENTWISTLE OF ST. LOUIS, MISS ROSALEE KALLAL OF SAN FRANCISCO, MISS ANN LOUISE KALLAL, OXNARD HILL, MARYLAND, AND MRS. A.R. (MARY) MAJOR OF JERSEYVILLE; THREE BROTHERS, TONY AND WILLIAM OF ALBERTA, CANADA, AND BEN KALLAL OF JERSEYVILLE; ONE SISTER, MRS. JOSEPHINE HANSON OF CARROLLTON; THIRTY-FIVE GRANDCHILDREN, AND FIFTEEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ONE SON, STAFF SERGEANT LAWRENCE B. KALLAL, WAS KILLED IN ACTION, 1 OCT 1943. TWO SISTERS ALSO PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. [10 Apr 1969]

Mrs. Mary Josephine Kallal, WIFE OF JOSEPH KALLAL, SR. DIED AT HOLY GHOST CHURCH WHILE ATTENDING MASS. DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND ANNIE NEIBAUR JILEK AND BORN AT FLORISSANT, MO ON 9TH OF APRIL 1854. LEAVES 8 CHILDREN AND HER HUSBAND. FRANK J., BERNARD J., WILLIAM, JOSEPH V. OF JERSEY COUNTY; CHARLES AND ANTHONY OF TOFIELD, ALBERTA, CANADA; EDWIN R. OF EDMUNTON, CANADA, AND MRS. JOSEPHINE HENSON OF CARROLLTON. THREE SISTERS AND THREE BROTHERS. MRS. JOSEPHINE KAUPEL OF ST. LOUIS, MRS. WALTER ?OPE OF ALTON, MISS CHRISTINA JILEK, FRANK, EDWARD AND JOHN JILEK OF JERSEY COUNTY. FUNERAL FROM ST. MARY'S AT FIELDON. BURIAL IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY. [Jerseyville Republican 28 Dec 1922]

REQUIEM MASS FOR Sylvester Jacob Kallal, 62, OF JERSEYVILLE WILL BE CELEBRATED TOMORROW MORNING (FRI) AT 9:30 O'CLOCK AT THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST WITH REV. ROBERT HEINTZ, CELEBRANT. HIS DEATH OCCURRED TUES EVENING AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. INTERMENT WILL BE IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY. AN EMPLOYEE OF O.A. SMITH CORPORATION, HE WAS BORN 10 JAN 1908 IN JERSEY COUNTY, A SON OF THE LATE FRANK J. AND JOSEPHINE TONSOR KALLAL. HIS WIFE IS THE FORMER JOSEPHINE ABELN KALLAL. IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE HE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON, JACOB (JACK) KALLAL OF JERSEYVILLE; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. EDWARD (ARBEDELLA) WHITEHEAD, MRS. STANFORD (JAONN) SPRINGMAN, AND MRS. DUANE (NADINE) FINK, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; TEN GRANDCHILDREN; ONE SISTER, MRS. LOUIS (JULIA ANN) OSTERMAN OF CARROLLTON; AND SIX BROTHERS, EUGENE AND PAUL OF MEDORA, ROBERT OF DOW, VINCENT, RICHARD, AND THEODORE OF JERSEYVILLE. HIS PARENTS, FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME AFTER 4 PM TODAY (THURS). THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED AT 8:15 THIS EVENING. [27 Aug 1970]

FUNERAL MASS FOR Theodore Herman Kallal, 56, OF SUNMER WAS CELEBRATED MONDAY MORNING AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH WITH REV. R.T. SHEA CELEBRANT. HIS DEATH OCCURRED 3 MAR IN SUNMER. INTERMENT WAS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY. A WORLD WAR II VETERAN, HE WAS BORN 14 JAN 1916, A SON OF FRANK J. AND JOSEPHINE TONSOR KALLAL OF JERSEY COUNTY. MR. KALLAL WAS A CATTLE HERDSMAN. HE IS SURVIVED BY A DAUGHTER, PATRICIA JUNE, OF CHICAGO; ONE SISTER, MRS. LOUIS OSTERMANN OF CARROLLTON; FIVE BROTHERS, VINCENT AND RICHARD KALLAL OF JERSEYVILLE; EUGENE KALLAL AND PAUL KALLAL OF MEDORA AND ROBERT KALLAL OF DOW. VISITATION HOURS WERE HELD AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE [remainder unavailable] [09 Mar 1972]

Fred A. Kanallakan, A FARMER OF ROSEDALE TOWNSHIP WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON ARRIVAL AT THE JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL AT 1:10 O'CLOCK WED MORNING WHERE HE WAS MOVED IN THE JACOBY AMBULANCE. MR. KANALLAKAN HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH. THE BODY IS AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE VISITATION HOURS WILL BE HELD AFTER THREE O'CLOCK THIS (THURS) AFTERNOON. THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED THIS EVENING AT 8 O'CLOCK. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FRI MORNING, 29 OCT AT 9:30 O'CLOCK AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH, WESTWOODS, WITH REV. PETER KLUMBYS CELEBRANT OF THE REQUIEM MASS, AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY. MR. KANALLAKAN WAS A SON OF THE LATE FRED AND HANNAH MUNSTERMAN KANALLAKAN AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY ON 2 MAR 1900. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS, SEVEN MONTHS, AND TWENTY-FIVE DAYS. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. STELLA KANALLAKAN OF ROUTE ONE, FIELDON; FOUR SONS, DELBERT OF FIELDON, ELDON OF JERSEYVILLE, DARREL OF GRAFTON AND ANTHONY JOE OF THE U.S. ARMY AT FORTHOOD, TEXAS; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. CHARLES HELTON OF ELDRED, MRS. JUNIOR CORY OF FIELDON AND MRS. DALE SNIDER OF JERSEYVILLE; SEVENTEEN GRANDCHILDREN; ONE BROTHER, CHARLES KANALLAKAN OF JERSEYVILLE; AND ONE SISTER, MRS. PETER DRAINER OF FIELDON. HIS PARENTS AND THREE BROTHERS, FRANK, JOHN AND GUSS, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. [28 Oct 1965]

A FUNERAL MASS FOR Stella Kanallakan, 80, R.3, JERSEYVILLE WAS CELEBRATED FRI MORNING AT THE HOLY GHOST CHURCH WITH FATHER WILLIAM HEMBROW AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, FIELDON. SHE DIED AT 5:40 P.M. 10 JAN AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN 18 MAY 1903 IN FIELDON TO THE LATE JOHN AND ELIZA HALLER ISRINGHAUSEN AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE HOLY GHOST CHURCH. SHE IS SURVIVED BY FOUR SONS, DELBERT AND ELDON OF JERSEYVILLE, DARRELL OF GRAFTON AND ANTHONY OF ELDRED; TWO DAUGHTERS, NORINE HELTON OF ELDRED AND PAT SNIDER OF JERSEYVILLE; THREE SISTERS, MATILDA GROPPEL OF JERSEYVILLE, FREDA MORRIS AND TESS ASHLOCK OF WOOD RIVER; 24 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HER HUSBAND, FRED KANALLAKAN, DIED 27 OCT 1965. SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE DAUGHTER, SEVEN BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS. THE ROSARY WAS RECITED THURS EVENING AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME. [17 Jan 1984]

William Frederick Kanallakan, FOURTEEN YEAR OLD SON OF MR. AND MRS. DELBERT KANALLAKAN OF ROUTE ONE, FIELDON, WAS FATALLY INJURED MONDAY MORNING WHEN A TRACTOR HE WAS RIDING OVERTURNED AND PINNED HIM BENEATH IT. YOUNG KANALLAKAN HAD BEEN HELPING PUT UP HAY ON THE FARM OPERATED BY HIS FATHER AND UNCLE, TONY J. KANALLAKAN. WHILE THE MEN WERE LOADING THE HAY, THE YOUTH STARTED TO HIS GRANDMOTHER'S HOME TO GET A JUG OF WATER. THE MEN BECAME ALARMED WHEN THE BOY FAILED TO RETURN WITH THE WATER AND BEGAN LOOKING FOR HIM. THE OVERTURNED TRACTOR WITH THE YOUTH PINIONED BY IT WAS FOUND JUST OUTSIDE THE FIELD AND AROUND A BEND IN THE ROAD. THE TRACTOR WAS LIFTED FROM HIM AND THE YOUTH WAS RUSHED TO THE JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. REQUIEM MASS WAS CELEBRATED BY MONSIGNOR HENRY J. KNOEDLER OF HARDIN AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH, WESTWOODS, AT NINE-THIRTY O'CLOCK WED MORNING. BURIAL WAS IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY. FRIENDS CALLED AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE ROSARY WAS RECITED ON TUES EVENING. WILLIAM FREDERICK WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON, THE SON OF DELBERT F. AND GRACE J. BRIGGS KANALLAKAN, AND HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS FOURTEEN YEARS, NINE MONTHS, AND SIXTEEN DAYS. SURVIVING HIM IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS ARE THREE BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS, DAVID, TIMMY, JACK, SUSAN, AND JILL, ALL AT HOME; HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, MRS. FRED KANALLAKAN OF FIELDON AND HIS MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM BRIGGS OF JERSEYVILLE. THE YOUNG LAD WOULD HAVE BEEN A SOPHOMORE STUDENT THIS FALL AT THE JERSEY COMM. HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT. HE HAD RECEIVED HIS GREENHAND DEGREE IN THE FUTURE FARMERS CHAPTER OF AMERICA LAST TERM. [PICTURE OF DECEDENT APPEARS WITH THIS OBITUARY.] [04 Aug 1966]

Shirley Jean Kane BURNED TO DEATH AT DECATUR, THURSDAY: SHIRLEY JEAN KANE, AGED 3 1/2 YEARS, DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN KANE OF DECATUR, WAS BURNED TO DEATH LAST THURSDAY WHILE AT PLAY WITH CHILDREN IN THE HOME OF A NEIGHBOR. THE CHILDREN SAID SHE WAS PLAYING WITH PAPERS AND HELD THEM OVER A LIGHTED GAS JET, THE FLAMES SPREADING TO HER CLOTHING. BY THE TIME THE CHILD'S MOTHER COULD REACH HER AND SMOTHER THE FLAMES, HER ENTIRE BODY WAS BADLY BURNED. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED ABOUT TWO IN THE AFTERNOON AND THE CHILD LIVED UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK THAT NIGHT. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN DECATUR SATURDAY AND RELATIVES FROM HERE ATTENDING WERE MR. AND MRS. STEVENS, MR. AND MRS. RUPERT (UNREADABLE), MR. AND MRS. MARK KANE, AND MRS. FELTER STEVENS, MR. AND MRS. ED STEVENS AND MR. AND MRS. HENRY L. STEVENS. THE CHILD'S MOTHER WAS FORMERLY MISS ALFREDA STEVENS OF KANE. GRANDPARENTS ARE MR. AND MRS. J.J. STEVENS OF KANE AND MRS. NORA KANE OF CARROLLTON. THE CHILD WAS BORN 13 MAY 1935 IN KANE. [1938]

Mrs. Mary E. Kappler, 65, OF 607 E. ARCH, WIFE OF REV. LOUIS KAPPLER OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT 7:13 PM 4 AUG AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL FROM AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK. SHE WAS BORN 31 MAR 1917 IN HOLLYWOOD, MO; A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ROY AND NANNIE LAWSON WHITE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND; TWO SONS, ROBERT OF PINE BLUFF, ARK., AND DAVID KAPPLER WHO IS SERVING WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE IN SOUTH KOREA; SEVEN DAUGHTERS, EDITH LESTER, GRAFTON; ESTER EVANS, VIOLET CLENDENNY AND RUTH ANN McCLINTOCK OF JERSEYVILLE; PEARL ROSS, CARROLLTON, DARLENE MILLER, FIELDON, AND CAROLYN PLUMMER, QUINCY; 16 GRANDCHILDREN, TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; HALF BROTHER, GEORGE WHITE OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL FROM GOSPEL ASSEMBLY CHURCH. REV. CLYDE SHAW OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [Democrat News Aug 1982]

KANE - Grace Elizabeth Karr, 77, FORMERLY OF JERSEY COUNTY, DIED AT 10 PM WED 8 AUG 1990 AT JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER. SHE RETIRED IN1974 AS A CRANE OPERATOR FROM LACLEDE STEEL OF ALTON. BORN IN OTTERVILLE, SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND ANNA (GROPPEL) EGELHOFF. ON 7 APR 1939, IN ST. LOUIS SHE MARRIED HARRY KARR. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND; TWO DAUGHTERS, GRACE GETTINGS OF JERSEYVILLE AND CAROL SWONGER OF SHELBINA, MO; THREE GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN TWO BROTHERS, HENRY AND CLARENCE EGELHOFF, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; AND THREE SISTERS, BERTHA WILLMAN OF OTTERVILLE, MATILDA LAWRENCE OF JERSEYVILLE AND FREDA CRAY OF MARITHON, FLA. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE A GRANDSON; A SISTER, EDNA SAUERWEIN; AND THREE BROTHERS, EDWARD, WALTER AND LEO EGELHOFF. VISITATION IS FROM 4 TO 8 PM FRI AT JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. GRAVESIDE SERVICES ARE AT 9 AM SAT AT NOBLE CEMETERY IN OTTERVILLE. THE REV. JEAN ERB WILL OFFICIATE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO A CHARITY OF ONE'S CHOICE.

SERVICES FOR Carl L. Keehner, 84, OF JERSEYVILLE WERE HELD AT 2 PM THURS AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. WILLARD FOOTE, INTERIM PASTOR OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. HE WAS FOUND DEAD AT 7 AM 12 DEC AT HIS HOME ON PEARL STREET. KEEHNER RETIRED 1 NOV 1963 AFTER 18 YEARS SERVICE FOR THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. PRIOR TO THAT HE WAS BULK AGENT IN JERSEY COUNTY FOR THE SINCLAIR REFINING OIL CO. OF CHICAGO FOR 16 YEARS, IN CHARGE OF NINE COUNTIES. BORN IN GREENE COUNTY, 4 APR 1894, HE WAS A SON OF GEORGE AND MARGARET BOHRMAN KEEHNER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, THE FORMER MARIE BEACH WHOM HE MARRIED 5 JUL 1922; ONE SON, JIM D. KEEHNER, A BELLEVILLE ATTORNEY; THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS; AND ONE SISTER, MRS. EDITH NAIL OF JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, ONE SISTER AND SIX BROTHERS. THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A MEMORIAL. [PICTURE OF DECEASED APPEARS WITH OBITUARY.] [14 Dec 1978]

George F. Keehner BORN 26 SEP 1956, 70 YEARS OLD. ENTIRE LIFE SPENT IN JERSEY AND GREENE COS. ___ MARGARET ANN BOHRMAN 5 SEP 1878. SHE DIED 5 MONTHS AGO. SEVEN SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS: MRS. ANNA BEATY, LOUIS, LAWRENCE, CARL KEEHNER, MRS. EDITH NAIL OF JERSEY CO.; EDWARD KEEHNER OF PARCO, WYO; GEORGE, FRANK AND FREDERICK PRECEDED THEIR FATHER IN DEATH. SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN; THREE BROTHERS; JOHN OF JERSEYVILLE, GOTTLIEB OF HARDIN, CHARLES OF JACKSONVILLE; ONE SISTER, MRS. CARRIE PINKERTON OF TEXLINA, TEX. DIED AT HOME OF SON, LOUIS. HE WAS GOOD FARMER, MAN OF GOOD JUDGMENT, INDUSTRY AND FRUGALITY. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE. [Jersey Republican 02 Dec 1926]

Louis C. Keehner, WELL-KNOWN RETIRED CARPENTER, DIED SAT EVENING 15 FEB AT EIGHT O'CLOCK AT HIS HOME, 300 HARRISON, JERSEYVILLE. HE HAD BEEN ILL FOR SOME TIME. FRIENDS CALLED AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME. FINAL RITES WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME TUES. AFTERNOON, 18 FEB AT TWO O'CLOCK. REV. CARL C. MORMAN, PASTOR OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. THE DECEDENT WAS A SON OF THE LATE GEORGE F., AND MARGARET BOHRMAN KEEHNER AND WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 18 APR 1881.HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SEVENTY-SIX YEARS, NINE MONTHS AND TWENTY-SEVEN DAYS. MR. KEEHNER HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF JERSEYVILLE FOR THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. OLLIE NOTT KEEHNER, ONE SON, PAUL KEEHNER OF PARIS, ILL., TWO BROTHERS, CARL AND LAWRENCE KEEHNER, AND ONE SISTER, MRS. LEE NAIL, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE AND ONE GRANDSON. [20 Feb 1958]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Lawrence B. Keehner, RETIRED JERSEY COUNTY FARMER, WERE HELD SAT AFTERNOON AT TWO O'CLOCK AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME. REV. MODE POWELL, PASTOR OF THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. VISITATION HOURS WERE AT THE FUNERAL HOME. THE DEATH OF MR. KEEHNER OCCURRED THURS MORNING, 21 OCT AT 5:05 O'CLOCK AT GARNET'S NURSING HOME WHERE HE HAD BEEN RESIDING A FEW WEEKS. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR EIGHT YEARS. MR. KEEHNER WAS A SON OF THE LATE GEORGE AND MARGARET BOHRMAN KEEHNER AND WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 23 NOV 1891. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SEVENTY-THREE YEARS, TEN MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS. MR. KEEHNER ENGAGED IN FARMING IN JERSEY COUNTY ALL OF HIS LIFE UNTIL EIGHT YEARS AGO WHEN HE RETIRED BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH AND WITH HIS WIFE MOVED TO JERSEYVILLE TO RESIDE. SURVIVING HIM ARE HIS WIFE, MRS. RUTH KEEHNER, ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. RALPH LASHER, ONE BROTHER, CARL KEEHNER, AND ONE SISTER, MRS. LEE NAIL, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, AND ONE GRANDSON, DON LASHER OF CARBONDALE. [28 Oct 1965]

MRS. Margaret Ann Keehner DIED 13 JUN 1926 AT HOME ON WEST SPRUCE ST. 68 YEARS OLD. BORN 17 MAY 1858, OLDEST DAUGHTER OF RUDOLPH AND SYLVIA BOHRMAN AND LIVED NEARLY ALL LIFE IN GREENE AND JERSEY CO. MARRIED SEP 1878 TO GEORGE F. KEEHNER. TWO DAUGHTERS AND SEVEN SONS. THREE SONS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. LEAVES HUSBAND, DAUGHTERS, MRS. ANNA BEATY, MRS. EDITH NAIL; SONS, LOUIS, LAWRENCE AND CARL OF JERSEYVILLE AND EDWARD OF PARCO, WYO. ONE SISTER, MRS. JAMES MILLER OF LINCOLN, ILL. FUNERAL FROM BAPTIST CHURCH. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [Jerseyville Republican 11 Jun 1926]
Mrs. George Keehner DIED AT HOME 13 JUN, 68 YEARS OLD. LEAVES HUSBAND; THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. ANNA BEATY, MISS LOUISE KEEHNER, AND MRS. LEE NAIL AND THREE SONS, CARL, LAWRENCE OF JERSEYVILLE, EDWARD KEEHNER OF ROLLING, WYO. MRS. JAMES MILLER OF LINCOLN, IL IS A SISTER. SHE WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND CAME TO ILL. WITH PARENTS WHEN SMALL. FUNERAL FROM BAPTIST CHURCH. REV. A.B. CARSON. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE. [Jerseyville Republican 24 Jun 1926]

SERVICES FOR Mrs. Olive Nott Keehner, 96, WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM 17 JAN AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 2:20 PM ON 14 JAN AT GARNET'S CHATEAU. SHE WAS BORN 28 JUL 1881 IN KANSAS, A DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL B. AND IDA DODSON NOTT. HER HUSBAND, LOUIS C. KEEHNER, DIED 15 FEB 1958. SHE IS SURVIVED BY A SON, PAUL F. KEEHNER SR OF PARIS, ONE GRANDSON, PAUL F. KEEHNER, JR OF HOMER AND A GREAT GRANDCHILD. VISITATION WILL BE HELD FROM 4 TO 6 PM AND 7 TO9 PM MONDAY AT GUBSER'S FUNERAL HOME. [16 Jan 1978]

Charles Thaddeus Keeley, RETIRED TEACHER, FARMER AND CIVIC LEADER, DIED FRI MORNING, 10 DEC AT 12:40 O'CLOCK. HE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. MR. KEELEY WAS A SON OF THE LATE DANIEL AND ELIZABETH SEAGO KEELEY AND WAS BORN NEAR ROCKBRIDGE ON 27 SEP 1866. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS, TWO MONTHS AND THIRTEEN DAYS. HE WAS GRADUATED FROM THE CARROLLTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1887 AND FOR THIRTEEN YEARS WAS ENGAGED IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION IN GREENE AND JERSEY COUNTIES. HE LIVED ON THE SAME PLACE IN THE BETHANY VICINITY FOR FIFTY YEARS WHERE HE ENGAGED IN FARMING. HE MOVED A FEW YEARS AGO WITH HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. WILMA K. BEACH, TO THEIR HOME ON BARR AVENUE. MR. KEELEY WAS FOR MANY YEARS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OF THE BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS ALWAYS ACTIVE IN THE WORK OF THE CHURCH. THE OCTOGENARIAN WAS A MEMBER OF KING SOLOMON LODGE, A.F. & A.M. OF KANE FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AND WAS A PAST WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF THE LODGE. HE RECEIVED HIS 50 YEAR PIN IN 1950. IN ADDITION TO HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. BEACH, WITH WHOM HE MADE HIS HOME, THE AGED MAN IS SURVIVED BY ONE GRANDSON, HAROLD STUART BEACH, OF CHICAGO, ONE SISTER, MRS. NETTIE CARRICO, AND A HALF BROTHER, EDWARD MOURNING, BOTH OF ALTON. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, MRS. EDY ELLEN KEELEY. FRIENDS CALLED AT JACOBY BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. FINAL RITES WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 12 DEC AT TWO O'CLOCK AT THE BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER. REV. FRANK SCHWAB OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICES AND BURIAL WAS IN LAX CEMETERY. MASONIC RITES WERE CONDUCTED BY THE MEMBERS OF KING SOLOMON LODGE OF KANE. PALLBEARERS WERE ALL PAST MASTERS OF THE LODGE. [1954]

FIELDON - Roscoe Junior Keeney, 63, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT 11:38 AM TUES 30 APR 1991 AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL IN JERSEYVILLE. HE RETIRED IN 1987 AS A CARPENTER FROM ALTON LOCAL 377, AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE. BORN IN ALTON ON 7 DEC 1927, HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE D. ROSCOE AND GRETCHEN (BARNETT) KEENEY. HE AND THE FORMER MARIANNE TINSLEY WERE MARRIED ON 9 DEC 1950 AT DAVENPORT, IOWA. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; TWO DAUGHTERS, CINDY McKINNEY OF SOUTH ROXANA, AND SHELIA HERMANDEZ OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.; FIVE SONS, BARRY KEENEY OF ALTON, TWINS BRUCE AND MICHAEL KEENEY, BOTH OF BETHALTO, RUSSELL KEENEY OF CEDAR RAPID, IOWA, AND CRAIG KEENEY OF FIELDON; NINE GRANDCHILDREN; THREE SISTERS, LOUISE EHR OF MONROVIA, CALIF., ARLENE MOORE OF BETHALTO AND GENON MAYFIELD OF GLENDALE, ARIZ.; AND A BROTHER, LEROY KEENEY OF BETHALTO. VISITATION IS FROM 4 TO 8 PM THURS AT JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES ARE AT 10 AM FRIDAY. BURIAL IS IN WHITE HALL CITY CEMETERY. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.

Mrs. Elizaabeth Keiper OF ELDRED, 88, DIED MONDAY MORNING IN A JACKSONVILLE HOSPITAL WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR ABOUT A MONTH. SHE HAD BEEN ILL FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE FUNERAL WAS HELD WED AFTERNOON AT MEHL FUNERAL HOME. REV. LEHENBAUER OF LUTHERAN CONGREGATION OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE MAUSOLEUM IN THE CARROLLTON CEMETERY. MRS. KEIPER WAS BORN IN GERMANY 22 JAN 1854. AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO JOHN KEIPER, SHE LIVED ON A FARM IN THE ELDRED VICINITY. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS SHE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF ELDRED. MR. KEIPER DIED SIXTEEN YEARS AGO. A NEPHEW, OTTO GOODE OF ELDRED, GREW UP IN HER HOME. SHE LEAVES ONE SISTER, MRS. CHRISTINA KONZELMAN OF THIS CITY AND ONE BROTHER, WILLIAM MEEILER OF ALBERTA CANADA. [1942]

William Kellar WAS BORN 12 OCT 1801 IN ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, MARRIED TO DOROTHY NAIL ON 27 SEP 1824; MOVED TO ILLINOIS FOLLOWING YEAR AND SETTLED IN GREENE CO. WEST OF CARROLLTON WHERE HE LIVED TWO YEARS AND MOVED TO HIS PRESENT HOMESTEAD, WHERE HE HAS EVER SINCE RESIDED UP TO HIS DEATH. FATHER OF 14 CHILDREN, OF WHOM 7 ARE LIVING, FOUR BOYS AND THREE GIRLS. THERE HAS BEEN 54 GRANDCHILDREN BORN, THIRTY OF WHOM ARE NOW LIVING, AND ELEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HE MADE A PROFESSION OF RELIGION AND UNITED WITH THE M.E. CHURCH ABOUT THE YEAR OF 1836. HE WAS A FAITHFUL AND EARNEST CHRISTIAN, A KIND AND GENEROUS HUSBAND AND FATHER AND IN ALL HIS DEALINGS WITH HIS FELLOW MAN; WAS ALWAYS KNOWN TO BE AN HONEST, UPRIGHT MAN EVER READY TO HELP THE NEEDY. HE UPHELD ALL THAT WAS RIGHT AND CONDEMNED ALL THAT WAS WRONG. ON THE 17TH OF AUG LAST, HIS DEVOTED WIFE WAS SUDDENLY STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS AND HAS BEEN EVER SINCE BEEN A HELPLESS INVALID AND WAS LEFT TO MOURN HIS DEATH. BURIED FROM THE FAMILY RESIDENCE. REV. DAVIS, OF KANE OFFICIATING. [Jersey County Democrat 27 May 1886]

JERSEYVILLE - Harry Leroy Kelley, 70, DIED AT 9:30 AM SUNDAY, 20 JUL 1986, AT SAINT ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL IN ALTON. THE SON OF THE LATE ZEANEN AND LUVENA (HOLMES) KELLEY, HE HAD BEEN A MAINTENANCE OPERATOR AT PRINCIPIA COLLEGE IN ELSAH. HE WAS MARRIED TO THE FORMER HELEN LOUISE ROBINSON AND THEN THE FORMER MARIE SHAW. BOTH PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. SURVIVING ARE TWO SONS, HARRY KELLEY, JR. OF JERSEYVILLE AND TERRY KELLEY OF ALTON; FOUR DAUGHTERS, HARRIET HOLTZCLAW OF BIXBY, MO., MARY HUFF OF MEDORA, GERALDINE FARRIS OF OTTERVILLE AND PHYLLIS ABBOTT OF JERSEYVILLE; 23 GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND THREE SISTERS, RUTH RUEBLING OF WOOD RIVER,
MARGARET KING OF GODFREY AND LUCILLE LYNCH OF VIRIL BEACH, FLA. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 5 TO 9 PM TUES AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM WED WITH THE REV. RON WOODRUM OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE AT PROVIDENCE CEMETERY IN CARROLLTON.

SERVICES FOR Marie Clara Kelley, 66, OF 306 E. CARPENTER ST, JERSEYVILLE WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:30 PM 3 JAN AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME BY THE REV. R.E. GEORGE. BURIAL WILL BE IN WITT CEMETERY, ROCKBRIDGE. HER DEATH OCCURRED AT 8:30 AM 31 DEC AT JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY 27 JAN, 1912, A DAUGHTER OF CLYDE LOUIS AND MABEL MORAN CRIST. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, HARRY L. KELLEY OF JERSEYVILLE; A DAUGHTER, LAVONNE GREEN OF CHESTERFIELD; ONE SISTER, BERTHA NIXON OF CHESTERFIELD AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN. HER PARENTS AND TWO SONS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION FROM 4 TO 9 PM TUES AT JACOBY FUNERAL HOME. [02 Jan 1979]

Wilson Eugene Kelley, 42, DIED AT 12:30 AM ON 25 FEB IN CLOVIS, NM WHERE HE RESIDED. HE WAS BORN 17 JUN 1935 IN GREENE COUNTY, A SON OF RAYMOND EUGENE AND PEARL MARGARET KELLEY AND WAS A MECHANIC. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, CAROL KELLEY; TWO STEP-DAUGHTERS, CYNTHIA MCGOUGH OF CLOVIS, NM, AND CARLA SHAW OF KANE; TWO SONS, KENNETH E. KELLEY AND KEITH KELLEY AND A DAUGHTER, KIMBERLY KELLEY, ALL OF CLOVIS, MN; TWO GRANDCHILDREN; A BROTHER, HAROLD KELLEY OF GILLESPIE; ONE SISTER, MARILYN PERRINE OF SHIPMAN AND HIS MOTHER, PERAL KELLEY OF CARLINVILLE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT 1:30 PM THURS AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. R.E. GEORGE OFFICIATING BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. SERVICES AT THE GRAVE WERE CONDUCTED BY WORTHEY POST AMERICAN LEGION AND THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. [02 Mar 1978]

DIED AT HIS HOME IN KEMPER, W. H. H. Kemper, AGE 68 YEARS. BORN IN KENTUCKY AND CAME TO CARROLLTON IN 1844. IN 1853 HE BOUGHT THE FARM WHERE HE AFTERWARDS LAID OUT THE TOWN OF KEMPER AND HAS LIVED THERE EVER SINCE. MEMBER OF FIDELITY LODGE NO 152, A.F. & A.M. FUNERAL BY REV. PHILIPS OF PIASA. CHILDREN: MRS. W.W. HARMS, MRS. G.B. CARSON, MRS. ORAN PALMER, H.C. KEMPER, Z.T. KEMPER, MRS J.B. CARTER, MRS. CHAS RUYLE, J.W. KEMPER, MISS ALLIE KEMPER AND MRS. C.D. DANNEL. [Republican Examiner 08 Sep 1882]

Mrs. Resetta Kennedy, WIFE OF STROTHER KENNEDY, DIED AT HER HOME ON EAST SPRUCE STREET IN THIS CITY ON WED AFTERNOON AT 1:48 O'CLOCK. THE DECEASED WAS AGED 62 YEARS, 1 MONTH AND 8 DAYS. SHE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR MANY YEARS. MRS. KENNEDY WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY, THE DAUGHTER OF SMITH AND SARAH JANE KENNEDY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, TWO SONS, CHAS KENNEDY OF THIS CITY AND CECIL KENNEDY OF MILWAUKEE, WIS., AND ONE DAUGHTER, MRS. MURRIL BUILLINGS OF SALEM, ILL. SHE ALSO LEAVES ONE GRANDCHILD, MISS VENA KENNEDY OF MEMPHIS, TENN. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SAT AFTERNOON, 12 MAR AT 2:00 O'CLOCK FROM JACOBY BROS FUNERAL CHAPEL, WITH REV. A.B. CARSON AND REV. W. S. NEELY OF AUBURN, ILL., OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE MAUSOLEUM. [Jersey County News 10 Mar 1927]

Eva B. Keown, 83, DIED AT 4:45 PM 10 OCT AT GARNET'S CHATEAU WHERE SHE HAD RESIDED SINCE MARCH. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY 13 NOV 1895, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MARION AND ELIZABETH BIRCH KEOWN AND WAS A RETIRED DOMESTIC WORKER. HER ONLY SURVIVORS ARE NIECES AND NEPHEWS. VISITATION FROM 6 TO 9 PM FRI AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE THE FUNERAL WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 1:30, 13 OCT BY THE REV. V. CLAY NOAH, JR. CREMATION WILL FOLLOW THE SERVICES. [11 Oct 1979]

Marion Edward Keown DIED AT HOME OF SON, THOMAS E. KEOWN NEAR PLAINVIEW ON 4 APR. FUNERAL FROM HOME OF SON, ALONZO V. KEOWN. ELDER T.J. ROADY. BURIAL IN LAX CEMETERY. RESIDENT OF BETHANY NEIGHBORHOOD. BORN IN NEW DOUGLAS, MADISON COUNTY, 4 OCT 1860, SON OF ISOM AND ELIZABETH VOILES KEOWN. MARRIED ELZINA BURCH, 30 MAR 1885. CHILDREN: ALONZO V. OF JERSEYVILLE, THOMAS E. OF PLAINVIEW, MAUDE ABBOTT OF KANE, EVA KEOWN OF DETROIT, MICH. 2 BROTHERS, THOMAS H. AND L.C. KEOWN. MRS. KEOWN DIED 26 APR 1924. [Jersey County News 12 Apr 1928]

George John Kessler, A RETIRED FARMER LIVING ON ROUTE THREE, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT NINE-FIFTY O'CLOCK SAT MORNING AT THE JERSEY COMM. HOSPITAL WHERE HE HAD BEEN ADMITTED EARLIER IN THE WEEK FOR TREATMENT. REV. H.O. RENKEN OFFICIATED AT FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT TWO O'CLOCK MON AFTERNOON AT JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME. BURIAL WAS IN GRIMES CEMETERY. MR. KESSLER WAS BORN IN JERSEY COUNTY, 25 SEP 1883, A SON OF THE LATE GEORGE AND MARGARET HORN KESSLER. HIS SURVIVORS ARE ONE SON, WILLIAM G. KESSLER OF JERSEYVILLE; ONE GRANDDAUGHTER, MRS. JANET BRANGENBERG OF KANE; AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, DENISE AND CRAIG BRANGENBERG OF KANE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EAGLES AND ELKS LODGES IN JERSEYVILLE AND THE FIELDON LODGE, A.F. AND A.M. [06 Apr 1967]

TAPS SOUND FOR Leonard Ketchum: AFTER A YEAR OF INTENSE SUFFERING FROM ANEMIC POISONING, LEONARD KETCHUM, VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR, DIED AT HOME THREE MILES NORTH OF MEDORA LAST THURSDAY EVENING. HIS DEATH HAD BEEN EXPECTED MOMENTARILY TO OCCUR FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, BUT HIS REMARKABLY STRONG CONSTITUTION SERVED TO STAY THE FINAL SUMMONS. HE PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY, MEETING DEATH WITH THE BRAVERY THAT CHARACTERIZED HIS FOUR LONG YEARS OF ACTION AS A SOLDIER. MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED PEOPLE ATTENDED THE FUNERAL SUNDAY MORNING OF MR. KETCHUM, WHO EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH PLANNED ALL THE DETAILS THEREOF. IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WISHES, HORACE WARNER OF CHALLACOMBE, A COMRADE OF THE DECEASED, BORE A LARGE UNITED STATES FLAG AT THE HEAD OF THE FUNERAL PROCESSION WHICH FORMED AT THE KETCHUM RESIDENCE ONE MILE EAST OF KEMPER. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE HEARSE THE SOLDER'S AGED SADDLE MARE "GUSSIE", DRIVERLESS WAS LED BY D.B. ELLIOTT. THE HORSE WORE ON ITS BACK ITS MASTER'S ARMY SADDLE, CARBINE RIFLE, SABER AND SCABBARD, KNAPSACK AND CANTEEN WHICH MR. KETCHUM HAD USED DURING HIS SERVICE IN THE CIVIL WAR. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN THE KEMPER BAPTIST CHURCH AT 11 O'CLOCK. REV. O.W. SHIELDS OF VIRDEN OFFICIATED, ASSISTED BY REV. HENRY DIXON OF ROCKBRIDGE AND REV. STEPHEN CATT OF JERSEYVILLE. WILEY JOHNSON SANG A SOLO, A FAVORITE OF THE DECEASED, WHICH HAD BEEN REQUESTED BY MR. KETCHUM BEFORE HIS DEATH. THIRTEEN OLD SOLDIERS WERE IN LINE AND ATTENDED THE SERVICES IN A BODY. THE PALLBEARERS WERE T.B. RUYLE, AMOS, WILEY AND GEORGE JOHNSON, D.B. ELLIOTT AND CHRIS CLUSTER. THE BURIAL WAS IN DELAWARE CEMETERY, NORTH OF KEMPER. (PICTURE OF DECEASED APPEARS IN ARTICLE). HISTORICAL SKETCH: ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER HAS ANSWERED TO THE LAST ROLL CALL. LEONARD KETCHUM, SON OF IRA AND PHEBE KETCHUM, WAS BORN 21 APR 1842, AND DIED AT HIS HOME THREE MILES NORTH OF MEDORA ON THURS, 10 OCT, AFTER AN ILLNESS OF 12 MONTHS. HE WAS AGED 70 YEARS, 5 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS. THE END CAME PEACEFULLY AT 8:30 PM WITH HIS COMPANION AND CHILDREN AT HIS BEDSIDE. ON 14 DEC 1863, HE WAS MARRIED TO JANE S. HAYWARD WHILE HOME TO VETERANIZE. TO THIS UNION TEN CHILDREN WERE BORN, THREE SONS AND SEVEN DAUGHTERS, VIZ: LOUIE E., WHO DIED 29 JUN 1911, LAWRENCE C., EVA J., LODUSKY L. WHO DIED IN INFANCY, NELLIE M., ALBERT J., WHO DIED IN INFANCY, ELIZABETH P., ZELMA A., JANE S. AND LENIE, WHO DIED IN INFANCY. HE WAS CONVERTED WHILE A SOLDIER AND UNITED WITH THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AT KEMPER. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR, SERVING FROM 1861 TO 1865. HE ENLISTED IN THE 12TH ILL CAVALRY, CO. F OF VOLUNTEERS, SERVING 4 YEARS,5 MONTHS AND 17 DAYS. IN ALL HIS ARMY SERVICE HE NEVER MISSED A ROLL CALL NOR WAS IT EVER NECESSARY FOR HIM TO DO A MINUTE'S EXTRA DUTY. MR. KETCHUM PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING BATTLES AND SKIRMISHES: TUNSTALL STATION, VA., 4 MAY 1863; UPPERVILLE, VA., 20 JUN 1863; GETTSBURG, VA. 1 JUL 1863; SKIRMISHED AT TUNLISTOWN FROM 6 JUL TO 10, 1863; SKIRMISHED AT CHESTERGAP, VA. 20 JUL 1863; BRANDY STATION, 1 AUG 1863; CULPEPPER COURT HOUSE, VA., 13 SEP 1863; WHERE TWO OF HIS COMRADES, POLY AND TOMMY KEMPER, WERE WOUNDED. THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE ENGAGEMENTS IN WHICH HE TOOK PART. HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED IN FEB 1866, BEING AT THAT TIME ORDERLY SARGEANT. HE LEAVES TO MOURN HIS DEATH A WIFE, SIX CHILDREN, 13 GRANDCHILDREN, 5 BROTHERS, ONE SISTER, ONE HALF BROTHER, BESIDES MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND A HOST OF FRIENDS. LEONARD KETCHUM'S WILL: THE WILL OF THE LATE LEONARD KETCHUM WHO DIED AT HIS HOME NORTH OF MEDORA 10 OCT, HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO PROBATE IN MACOUPIN COUNTY COURT. THE INSTRUMENT IS DATED 15 APR 1911, AND IS SIGNED BY J.P. ROODHOUSE AND L.O. HAYWARD AS WITNESSES. MR. KETCHUM DIRECTS FIRST THAT AFTER HIS DEATH ALL HIS JUST DEBTS AND FUNERAL EXPENSES BE PAID. HE DIRECTS SECONDLY THAT HIS WIFE, JANE S. KETCHUM, SELL AT PUBLIC SALE ALL HIS PERSONAL PROPERTY EXCEPTING HOUSEHOLD GOODS. THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE AND ALL CASH AND NOTES HE BEQUEATHS TO HER TO HOLD AND TO KEEP FOREVER AS HER OWN. MRS. KETCHUM IS GIVEN FULL CONTROL OF ALL OF HIS REAL ESTATE AND ALL THE PROCEEDS THEREOF AS LONG AS SHE LIVES, UNLESS SHE MARRIES AGAIN, IN WHICH CASE HE DIRECTS THAT SHE GIVE UP FULL POSSESSION OF SAID REAL ESTATE TO HIS SONS, L.E. KETCHUM (NOW DECEASED) AND L.C. KETCHUM, WHOM HE NAMES AS EXECUTORS OF THE WILL. HE GIVES THE SONS AS EXECUTORS FULL POWER TO SELL ALL OF HIS REAL ESTATE AND HE ALSO DIRECTS THAT UPON THE REMARRIAGE OR DEATH OF HIS WIFE, JANE S. KETCHUM, THAT THE SONS SHALL SELL ALL OF THE REAL ESTATE, DIVIDING THE PROCEEDS THEREOF EQUALLY BETWEEN HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS, EXCEPTING ONE-HALF, WHICH HE BEQUEATHS TO HIS WIFE TO HAVE AS HERS FOREVER. IN CASE OF THE DEATH OF ANY ONE OF HIS SONS OR DAUGHTERS, BEFORE HAVING RECEIVED THEIR PART OF THE ABOVE, PROVISION IS MADE THAT THEIR PART BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THEIR CHILDREN IF THEY HAVE ANY CHILDREN AND IF NO CHILD OR CHILDREN ARE [remainder unavailable]

Elmer C. Keyes OF JERSEYVILLE DIED FRIDAY EVENING, 15 FEB AT 11:10 PM AT THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ALTON WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT SINCE 7 FEB WHEN HE SUFFERED A STROKE WHILE AT HIS WORK AT THE WESTERN CARTRIDGE COMPANY IN EAST ALTON. MR. KEYES WAS A SON OF THE LATE HENRY J. AND NANCY M. DAYTON KEYES, AND WAS BORN IN GREENE COUNTY ON 24 FEB 1887. HIS AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SIXTY FOUR YEARS, ELEVEN MONTHS AND TWENTY-ONE DAYS. HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME WAS SPENT IN GREENE COUNTY THE PAST THIRTY-FIVE YEARS. THE DECEDENT IS SURVIVED BY TWO SONS, CLIFFORD AND CLAUDE KEYES OF JERSEYVILLE; ONE DAUGHTER, MRS ELMER MOTT OF DOW; ONE BROTHER, AL KEYES OF ROODHOUSE; TWO SISTERS, MISS LENA KEYES OF CARROLLTON AND MRS. JULIA McDONALD OF KANAKAEE; AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. FRIENDS CALLED AT THE GUBSER FUNERAL HOME. SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME MONDAY AFTERNOON 18 FEB, AT TWO O'CLOCK, WITH REV. M. EDWARDS BREED, PASTOR OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [21 Feb 1952]

Hubert F. Killebrew, 74, OF SMITHTON, BROTHER OF EDNA GUILANDER OF KANE, DIED AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN LAS CRUCES, NM. FORMERLY WITH SHELL OIL IN WOOD RIVER. BORN IN PIKE COUNTY TO JOHN AND JENNIE RICHARDSON KILLEBREW. MARRIED LEONA NICKELL. LEAVES WIFE, FIVE SONS, 15 GRANDCHILDREN AND SISTER. FUNERAL AT CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SMITHTON. BURIAL IN CHURCH CEMETERY. [Democrat News 28 Feb 1984]

DIED AT HOME OF M. J. RICHEY ON 12 AUG, Mrs. Emma King, WIFE OF W. B. KING. 23 YEARS OLD. FUNERAL HELD FROM HOME OF MORD J. RICHEY. REV. J.W. BUSH OF KANE. [Jersey County Democrat 15 Aug 1889]

James Edward King, 94, FORMERLY OF FIDELITY, DIED AT 8:30 AM 18 JUN AT GARNET'S CHATEAU NURSING HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. A SELF-EMPLOYED PAINTER, HE WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON, SON OF THE LATE JAMES AND LEONA (CUMMINGS) KING. HE MARRIED THE FORMER ALICE VIRGINIA KELLER ON 29 APR 1912, AND SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN 1984. SURVIVING ARE TWO DAUGHTERS, LEONA MANINORD OF JERSEYVILLE AND BEULAH LIEVERS OF COTTAGE HILLS; FOUR SONS, CLARENCE ROLLAND KING OF GODFREY, KARL LEE KING OF BETHALTO, CHARLES KING OF UNION CITY, IND., AND HAROLD KING OF BRIGHTON; 33 GRANDCHILDREN; 62 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; AND 12 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WILL BE AT WARNER TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA, WHERE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH REV. R.E. GEORGE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN MAPLE LAWN CEMETERY IN FIDELITY. MEMORIALS MAY BE SENT TO THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION OR THE FIDELITY BAPTIST CHURCH, OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER. [June 1984]

Mrs. Lela Ellen King, 207 EAST PEARL STREET, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING, 25 JAN AT BARNES HOSPITAL IN ST. LOUIS. THE BODY WAS BROUGHT TO JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WHERE FRIENDS CALLED AFTER TWO O'CLOCK SAT AFTERNOON. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT THREE-THIRTY O'CLOCK SUNDAY, 28 JAN, WITH REV. MODE POWELL, JR., PASTOR OF THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. MRS. KING WAS BORN IN KANE, 26 JUN 1896, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CHARLES AND MAGGIE HUGHES KING, AND HER AGE AT THE TIME OF DEATH WAS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS, SIX MONTHS, AND TWENTY-NINE DAYS. HER SURVIVORS ARE A SISTER, MRS. HELEN OSTERHOLT, 21 QUEEN DRIVE, ROUTE 2, FLORISSANT, MO AND NIECES AND NEPHEWS. [Feb 1962]

A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CARROLLTON FOR Andrew W. Kirbach, 65, WHO DIED AT 1:25 P.M. 15 MAY AT ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL, SPRINGFIELD FOLLOWING A SHORT ILLNESS. HE WAS BORN IN GREENFIELD, A SON OF MARY ABLEN KIRBACH OF CARROLLTON AND THE LATE HENRY C. KIRBACH. HE RETIRED AS A MAIL CARRIER IN 1981. THE WORLD WAR II ARMY VETERAN MARRIED THE FORMER CECILIA STEINACHER 20 JUN 1945 IN CARROLLTON. IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE AND MOTHER HE IS SURVIVED BY EIGHT DAUGHTERS, SISTER MARY MARLENE, O.P. OF HARDIN, MARGARET BRANNAN, ELDRED; MARY NIEMEYER, KANE; NANCY ZIPPRICH, JERSEYVILLE; JUDY KIRBACH, CHATHAM; JOAN PAYNE AND THERESA ROSENTRETER, BOTH OF CARROLLTON; AND RUTH KIRBACH, AT HOME; TWO SONS, JAMES OF VIRDEN AND MICHAEL AT HOME. OTHER SURVIVORS ARE FIVE GRANDCHILDREN; TWO STEP GRANDCHILDREN; A SISTER, MAGDALENE PENNINGTON OF CARROLLTON; AND THREE BROTHERS, EDMOND OF JERSEYVILLE, LEONARD OF CARROLLTON AND HENRY OF BLOOMINGTON. AMERICAN LEGION RITES WERE CONDUCTED AT THE CHURCH CEMETERY. THE CHURCH AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HAVE BEEN NAMED AS MEMORIALS.

Clement F. Kirbach, 70, A FARMER OF R.1, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT 5:01 PM 20 DEC AT ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL IN ALTON. HE WAS BORN8 MAY 1913 IN GREENE COUNTY, SON OF THE LATE MARTIN C. AND ANNA HINRICHS KIRBACH. KIRBACH WAS A MEMBER OF THE FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, JERSEYVILLE MOOSE LODGE AND JERSEY COUNTY FARM BUREAU. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, THE FORMER VIRGINIA STANLEY WHOM HE MARRIED ON 23 APR 1953 IN CARROLLTON; SONS, MARTY OF DOW, AND DAVID OF JERSEYVILLE, BROTHERS, CLARENCE AND RAYMOND AND SISTERS, LOUISA STEINACHER AND VIRGINIA ALFELD, ALL OF CARROLLTON. A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED 23 DEC AT HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FATHER WILLIAM HEMBROW AND THE REV. SIMON A. SIMON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEMETERY. THE LEWIS AND CLARK LUNG ASSN. AND HOLY GHOST SCHOOL HAVE BEEN NAMED AS MEMORIALS.

Mary Anna Kirbach, 95, DIED AT 2 PM MONDAY, 26 AUG 1991, AT NORTH AMERICAN HEALTH CARE CENTER IN WHITE HALL. SHE WAS A NURSE AIDE FOR 26 YEARS AT BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARROLLTON, RETIRING IN 1976. BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON 26 APR 1896, SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH (STOFFER) ABELN. ON 16 MAY 1916, IN GREENFIELD, SHE MARRIED HENRY C. KIRBACH. HE DIED 17 JUL 1956. SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, MAGDALENE PENNINGTON OF CARROLLTON; THREE SONS, LEONARD KIRBACH OF CARROLLTON, EDMUND KIRBACH OF GODFREY, AND HENRY LAWRENCE KIRBACH OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.; 20 GRANDCHILDREN; 32 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AND FIVE SISTERS, JOSEPHINE KALLAL, CECELIA KALLAL AND MARGARET SKINNER, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, ELIZABETH WEISHAUPT OF BATCHTOWN AND AGNES KIRBACH OF CARROLLTON. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE A SON, ANDREW KIRBACH; A GREAT GRANDSON; A BROTHER, JOHN ABLEN; AND THREE SISTERS, CHRISTIANA SCHRIBNER, ANNA FELDMAN AND CATHERINE ABELN. VISITATION IS FROM 5 TO 9 PM WED AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON, WITH A ROSARY RECITATION AT 7 PM. A FUNERAL MASS IS AT 10 AM THURSDAY AT ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CARROLLTON, WITH THE REV. JOSEPH O'REILLY AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL IS IN THE CHURCH CEMETERY. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE CHURCH WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER.

Matthew M. Kirbach, 56, PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME NORTHWEST OF HERE AT 3:30 PM 23 OCT. HE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. HE WAS BORN 24 MAR 1901, THE OLDEST OF SEVEN CHILDREN OF N.J. AND THE LATE MRS. KIRBACH. HIS ENTIRE LIFE WAS SPENT IN THIS COMMUNITY. HE ATTENDED ST. JOHN'S SCHOOL AND WAS MARRIED 2 SEP 1931 TO MISS AGNES ABELN. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY AND WAS A SUBSTITUTE RURAL MAIL CARRIER. SURVIVING BESIDES HIS WIFE ARE THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN: MRS. JOE STEINACHER, RALPH, KENNETH, DIANA AND DONALD WHO IS IN THE NAVY AT NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN. SURVIVING ALSO ARE TWO SISTERS, MRS. ROBERT KING OF HERE AND MRS. DONALD CONTROY OF ENOLA, PA., AND FOUR BROTHERS, FRED, JOHN, FRANCIS, AND LAWRENCE, ALL OF HERE. THE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT 8 PM THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT THE MEHL FUNERAL HOME. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE RIGHT REV. MONSIGNOR MICHAEL ENRIGHT AT ST. JOHN'S CHURCH AT 9 AM SATURDAY, 26 OCT. INTERMENT WILL BE IN ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY. [1957]

Mrs. Sarah Kirbach OF CARROLLTON, MOTHER OF THREE JERSEY RESIDENTS, DIED LAST WEEK AT THE HOME OF A DAUGHTER, MRS. ARLINGTON SHORT IN CARROLLTON. HER DEATH FOLLOWED AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ILLNESS. THREE OF THE TEN SONS AND DAUGHTERS SURVIVING MRS. KIRBACH ARE MRS. C.C. GRIZZLE, MRS. LESTER MOURNING AND HENRY HYDE OF JERSEYVILLE. THE OTHER SURVIVING DAUGHTERS AND SONS ARE MRS. SHORT, MRS. BERT BRANNON AND MRS. CLIFTON PROUGH OF CARROLLTON AND MRS . MARVIN TILLERY OF WHITE HALL, ALFRED, HAROLD AND FRED HYDE OF CARROLLTON. SHE ALSO LEAVES TWO BROTHERS, JESSE HARDWICK OF WHITE HALL AND LAFE HARDWICK OF KANE, TWENTY-NINE GRANDCHILDREN AND TWENTY-SEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SUNDAY, 28 FEB AT THE MT. GILEAD BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. WILLIAM BOSTON OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN THE BAPTIST CEMETERY. [Mar 1954]

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