Obituaries - Cr

The funeral of Mrs. Lorraine A. Craig of R. 1 Jerseyville will be conducted at 2 p.m. on December 20 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Evans of Bethalto officiating. Her death occurred at 3:45 a.m. on December 18 at Alton memorial Hospital. She was born April 11, 1910 in Ellsberry, Mo., a daughter of William and Della Adcox Trent. Mrs. Craig was a member of the Fidelity Home Extension Unit and the Paradise Baptist Church. Her survivors include her husband, Henry R. Craig; one son, Roger P. Craig of Bethalto; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth L. Flanery of Webster Grove, Mo., Mrs. Walter Sullivan of Carrollton, Mrs. Hubert Conrad of Taylorville, and Mrs. Ronald G. Woodson of Carlinville. Her mother, Mrs. Della Trent of Garden Grove, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee Trent of Oceanside, Calif., Rose M. Trent and Mrs. Grace Gloor of Orange, Calif., Mrs. Donna Wilkinson of Texarkana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, one grandson and a great-grandson. The Paradise Baptist Church maintenance fund has been named as a memorial.

Funeral services were held January 14 at the Bethel Baptist Church for Stella Muriel Crane, 76, of 417 E. Spruce St., Jerseyville whose death occurred January 12 at Garnet's Chateau. Rev. Earl Clagg officiated at the rites. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born April 2, 1897 in Green County a daughter of John and Sarah Mains Grizzle. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Donald Crane of Kane; two daughters, Miss Florence Crane of Jerseyville and Mrs. Robert (Oleta) Hillig of Lancaster, Calif., six grandchildren; one brother, Freeman...(rest of article missing). (1974)

Mrs. Dorothy Greene Cravens, wife of Lawrence A. Cravens, a member of the faculty of the Jersey Community High School, died Friday afternoon, September 30, at 3:15 o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient for twelve days. Mrs. Cravens had been in ill health the past few months. The family home is at 908 West Spruce Street, this city. Visitation hours were held at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, October 3, at 1:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. Carlton Christenson, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery at Greenfield. Mrs. Cravens was a daughter of the late George and Jesse McClure Greene and was born at Rockbridge on March 13, 1907. She was aged fifty-nine years, six months, and seventeen days. Surviving her in addition to her husband, are one son, Dr. James G. Cravens, and one grandson, John Cravens, of Lawton, Oklahoma, two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Bauer of Greenfield and Mrs. Helen Whitesides of Eldred, and two brothers, Louis Greene of Greenfield and Kent Greene of Owosso, Michigan. (1966)

Lawrence Cravens of Mt. Sterling, a former member of the Community Unit 100 faculty, died on April 17 from a heart attack. He was born in the Greenfield area on February 25, 1903. Cravens was employed as an Industrial Arts teacher in Unit 100 in 1954 and had been with the Guidance Department at Jersey Community High School for four or five years prior to his retirement in June 1970. He is survived by his widow the former Margaret Drew who also was a former member of the high school faculty, teaching in the English department; and a son, Danny. One son, Jim Cravens, preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Mt. Sterling with interment in St. Sterling.

Funeral services for Isaac David Crawford, 83, of Kane were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Brown of Kane officiating. His death occurred Friday afternoon at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. Mr. Crawford was born in July 3, 1886 in Jersey County, the son of Isaac D. and Jane Bently Crawford. He was a retired Kane Township road commissioner. He is survived by one son Dual A. Crawford of Kane,four grandsons, three great grandsons and four great granddaughters. His wife, Florence Davenport Crawford, and one daughter, Mrs. Carmen Nestell, preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home. (1969)

Services for Burl Walter Crawford, 71, a lifelong Kane resident, were conducted Jan. 8 at the Kane Baptist Church by the Reverend Peter Ely. Burial was in the Kane Cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 7:05 p.m. January 5 at Jersey Community Hospital. Born October 28, 1911 in Kane Township, he was a son of Francis M. and Myrtle Allen Crawford. Crawford retired in 1976 from Laclede Steel where he was a locomotive operator. His survivors are his wife, Violet; six daughters, Joan Foster, Janet Kallal, Jane Snyder and June Heberling of Kane, Jean Bruant of Ferguson, Mo. and Joy Bray of Jerseyville; one brother, Paul Crawford of Minnesota, and a sister, Ruby Smith of Eoila, Mo; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Kane Baptist Church and Jersey Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit have been designated as memorials. (1983)

A memorial service for Lawrence Orville Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Crawford of Old Kane, who has been reported by the government as missing since the sinking of the Pecos during the battle of Java, will be held at the Baptist church in Kane on Sunday afternoon, May 3, at two o'clock. Reverend Raymond Liles of Otterville will deliver the memorial address. (19??)

Services for Leo Edward Crawford, 74, of Brussels were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. He died March 16 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1905 in Brighton, a son of the late William and Lula Scoggins Crawford and was retired from Columbiana Seed Co. in Eldred. His wife, the former Viola Shelly, preceded him in death. His survivors are two daughters, Joan Edwards and Jean Smith, both of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Crawford of Jerseyville; Lester of Alton and Raymond of Wood river; three sisters Mildred Carr, Mamie Crawford and Jewell Crawford of Wood River. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death. (1980)

Lewis Holcomb Cray died at his home in Jerseyville, November 29 at the age of 57 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church, Rev. C. J. Harms of Alton officiating. Born in Jersey Co. August 8, 1871, he was the son of Tissier and Margaret Davis Cray, prominent residents of Jersey Co. Upon reaching the age of 14 he entered the clothing business and was one of the pioneers in the commercial life of Jerseyville. On January 6, 1896 he married Frances E. Henkel of Kane, Ill. The had one son Chas. L. Cray born October 11, 1898. He was proud of Jerseyville, proud of citizens and friends that he had made in Jerseyville, always pointing out the good things of the city, the citizens and his friends. He was a dutiful, affectionate and understanding father and husband, ever proud of his family and always seeking a way or means to make things better for them. He was not a member of any fraternal order but practiced that cardinal principle of "Brotherly Love." During his early youth Lewis Cray was known beyond the confines of his own county for his great physical strength and ability as a boxer and wrestler. His ability as a boxer at one time took him into the training camp of James Corbett, the holder of the world's heavyweight crown in that department of the world of athletics. He also served in the capacity of a trainer for George Baptiste, famed wrestler of St. Louis. At one time he conducted a gym in the city of Jerseyville. He was a pioneer in the field of athletics, a field that today is recognized as an essential element in training of both men and women. His funeral one of largest ever held at the Methodist church. The esteem in which he was held as a citizen was attested by the multitude of friends of all walks of life who mingled their tears with his loved ones as they followed his bier to its last resting place. (1928)

Louis E. Crist, 59, of R. R. 4, County Road Jerseyville, died at 4:30 p.m. April 25 at Barnes Hospital is St. Louis. Crist was born September 28, 1917 in Rockbridge, the son of the late Clyde and Mabel Moran Crist. He was a maintenance worker for General Telephone, member of the Bethany Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge. Surviving is his wife Vera Mourning Crist who he married November 26, 1968; one stepdaughter, Karen Harlan of E. ALton; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Marie) Kelly of Jerseyville and Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Nixon of Chesterfield; two step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 28 (today) at Gubser Funeral Home, the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial will follow at the Witt Cemetery at Rockbridge. The Kidney Foundation has been designated as a memorial. (1977)

Vera M. Crist, 65, of Jerseyville, died January 4. Services were held at Gubser Home with Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born December 18, 1919 in Otterville, daughter of Hattie Mackelden Mourning of Jerseyville and the late Charles Mourning. She married Louis Crist in Carlinville, he died April 25, 1977. She leaves a mother, daughter Karen A. Harlan of East Alton and grandchildren, Jay R. and Kim A. Harlan, two sisters; Juanita Stone of Hudson, Fla., and Ada Myers of Jerseyville, two brothers; Hubert E. Mourning of Kane and C. Delbert Mourning of Jerseyville. (1985)

Rockbridge - William Crist 82 formerly of Rockbridge died in St. Louis [Carrollton Patriot 31 Jan 1941]

A. W. Christy, son of John C. and Elizabeth Dennison was born in Morgan Co. (now Scott Co.) July 29, 1829. In 1864 he moved to Jersey Co. from Kane. He was married August 24, 1862 to Hannah Armstrong daughter of Sam and Mary Ann Armstrong, together they had seven children. (1912)

Services were held at two-thirty o'clock Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Albert Edward Crone of Route One, Jerseyville, whose death occurred at seven thirty-five o'clock Friday evening at the Waters Nursing Home where he had resided the past none years. Reverend Jack Brown of Kane officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Crone was born in Greene County, September 25, 1875, a son of the late David and Elizabeth Rae Crone. His age at the time of death was ninety-one years, five months and twenty-nine days. In addition to many years as a farmer, Mr. Crone served on the governing board of Jersey County as supervisor from Jersey Township. His health had been impaired for a number of years. Surviving Mr. Crone are one son, Edward E., who resides on the family farm north of Jerseyville; three grandsons, Edward B., David M., and Kevin Earl Crone; two sisters, Mrs. M. M. (Charlotte) Post and Mrs. George (Ethel) Belt of Jerseyville; and one brother, Ernest, also of Jerseyville. His parents, two brothers, James and William Robert, and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Connors, Mrs. Mary Halliday, Mrs. Anna Hefner, and Gladys Fern Crone, preceded him in death. (March 1967)

David Crone died May 8. Funeral services were held from home with Rev. Carson officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The youngest son of Wm. and Rose Crone, born in Antrum Co., Antrum, Ireland on January 1, 1847, he was 79 years old. At an early age he came to America and settled near Kane, Ill., on a farm. On July 4, 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Rea by Rev. Bulkley. They had four sons; James N., Albert, Edward, Ernest D. and WIlliam Robert, six daughters; Margaret J. Corners, Mary E. Halliday of Shipman, Anna F. Hefner (Sherman), Charlotte E. Post of Kane (M.M.) - Ethel A. at home and Gladys Fern - Robert died in 1893 and Gladys in 1897. In 1900 he moved to Jerseyville, he was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and Supervisor of Sunday School. He is the last of a family of seven children, three boys and four girls. (1926)

The funeral of Mrs. Goldie Mae Crone, 65, of 605 West Pine, Jerseyville was held at 1:30 p.m. on July 5 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Srebero officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 1:50 a.m. on July 2 at Jersey Community Hospital. Mrs. Crone had worked in the kitchen at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born February 8, 1912 in Greene County, a daughter of Oscar F. and Cora Bartow Lister. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Crone of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hudson, Mrs. Tom (Ruby) Young and Mrs. William (Leola) Lawder of Roodhouse and Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Guthrie of Wrights; one brother, Carl Lister of Phoenix, Ariz. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death. (1977)

Funeral services for Victor Newell Crone, 64, of Patterson, California, formerly of Jerseyville, will be held tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Crone and another man were killed October 16 in an auto accident neat Sonia, California when their trucks apparently ran off a mountainside. The men were on a fishing trip. A retired master sergeant, United States Army, Mr. Crone was born November 22, 1906 at Kane, the son of James N. and Jessie Ashford Crone. Mr. Crone, son Robert, and daughter, Barbara, have been residing in Patterson, California. He is also survived by three brothers, Virgil E., Lawrence G. and James T., all of Jerseyville. His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. this evening (Thursday). Military services will be conducted. (1971)

Visitation for Virgil E. Crone, 66, of 605 W. Pine Jerseyville will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. He died at 11:45 a.m. May 5 at Jefferson Barracks Hospital, St. Louis. A World War II veteran, he was a security guard at Alton State Hospital. Crone was a member of the Jerseyville Eagles Lodge, Masonic Lodge 394 and American Legion. He was born in Kane December 26, 1912, a son of the late James N. and Jessie Ashford Crone. His wife, Goldie Mae Lister Crone, died July 2, 1977. He is survived by one brother, Lawrence Crone of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. His wife, parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 9 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral home with the Rev. Joe Srebro officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery by the American legion. The Masonic Endowment Fund of the First Baptist Church have been designated as memorials. (1979)

Antoninette Van Horne born December 25, 1823 at Blenheim, Schoharie Co, NY. The only daughter of Col. Elijah and Polly Wyckoff Van Horne, who attained womanhood. Col. Van Horne with his family, consisting of Mrs. Van Horne, four sons, James, Edwin, Charles and Augustus with his daughter started west about the 1st day of October 1833 coming by wagon road to Rotterdam, NY, thence by canal to Buffalo, there taking a steamer on lake Erie for Cleveland, Ohio; thence again by canal to Portsmouth, Ohio and by steamer down to the mouth of the Ohio River, thence up the Mississippi to Alton. They came from there by ox team to the Scarritt place north of Godfrey where they spent the first night in Ill. From thence they came to the Wilkins place, one mile south of Delhi, where they arrived October 29 occupying about a month in the journey. The family stopped at this point until a comfortable log house was built at the Wyckoff place, two miles north of Delhi, where the family lived until early in the year 1836, when the house mentioned was removed one mile west where later Col. Van Horne built the brick house now owned by Geo. H. Van Horne, and at which place Col. and Mrs. Van Horne resided the rest of their lives. Antoinette attended the school of Miss Willard at Carrollton and neighboring schools in the county. She married Hugh N. Cross on December 23, 1842. He was an extensive land owner in banking business until his death in November 1883. They had five children; Andrew Wilson, Mary N., Helen, Edward, and Leslie Cross. Helen died in infancy. Mary married Major Walter E. Carlin and died March 1880. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She died at her home in this city at the age of 81 years. She leaves one brother, Dr. Augustus K., three sons; Andrew W., Edward, and Leslie. Three granddaughters; Eugenia Carlin Vandenburg, Alma Carlin Hamilton and Ida Cross Davis; one grandson, Hugh Ware Cross, four great granddaughters, Mary Josephine and Alma Vandenburg, Eugenia and Pauline Cross Hamilton. She was a model woman dear to everyone. (April 1905)

Helen M. Cross died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 1989, in Sarasota, Fla. Mrs. Cross retired as a music instructor from Jersey Community Unit School District 100. She was born in Galesburg, daughter of the late Terrence and Isabelle (Stephens) McGovern. Her husband, former Illinois Lt. Gov. Hugh Cross, died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Hugh E. Cross of Carrollton; a daughter, Barbara Johnson of Columbus, ohio; and four grandchildren. Visitation is 1 p.m. Friday until time of services at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. SImon A. Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the church, where Mrs. Cross had been a member.

Hugh Ware Cross, a member of one of Illinois' pioneer families and a former lieutenant governor of the State of Illinois, died at nine-forty o'clock Sunday morning at the Jersey Community Hospital following a short illness. Reverend M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, officiated at funeral services held at two-thirty o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Cross, son of the late Edward and Lulu Ware Cross and grandson of the late Hugh Nesbitt Cross and George W. Ware, was born in Jerseyville, on August 24, 1896. His ancestors were among the first group of settlers in Jersey County, coming here from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He was educated in the Jerseyville public schools, and later attended the University of Illinois, where he was graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1921. He entered the legal profession and was engaged in the practice of law in Jerseyville for a number of years and at the same time operated a farm that had been in the Cross family for more than a century. His political career, in the Republican ranks, started in 1932 when he was elected a Representative to the Illinois General Assembly and served four successive terms. He became speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1939. In 1940 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and served in that office for eight years. Later he was appointed by President Harry Truman to serve on the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D. C. He served for six years under Presidents Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. The last year he was chairman for the Commission. Mr. Cross was chairman of the Illinois War Council during World War II, a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 32nd Degree Mason, Ainad Temple of East St. Louis, Ancient Scottish Rite of Chicago, Grand Lodge of A.F and A. M., Jesters, Knight Templars, Phi Delta Phi law fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity, Burning Tree Golf Club, Washington, D. C., and Bird Key Yacht Club of Sarasota, Florida. For the past several years, Mr. Cross and his wife, the former Helen McGovern Cross, have divided their time between their home in Jerseyville and in Sarasota, Florida. Surviving Mr. Cross in addition to his wife are a son, Hugh Edward Cross of Carrollton; one daughter, Mrs. C. Lee (Barbara) Johnson of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and four grandchildren, Hugh Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Cross, and Craig and Eric Cross Johnson. (October 1972, Oak Grove Cemetery)

Leslie Cross died at Independence Mo. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church and officiated by Rev. W. S. Neely. He was born May 22, 1857 on the Cross homestead 2 ½ miles north of Jerseyville which he later owned. He married Anna Hobson at Kane, Ill. on December 30, 1884. She died November 25, 1907. He then married Miss Mamie Hobson Rieckes on October 4, 1910 at Kansas City. He leaves a wife, one brother, Edward of Jerseyville, three nieces, Mrs. Eugenia Vandenburg of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Alma Hamilton of Jerseyville and Mrs. Ida Cross Davis of Los Angeles and one nephew, Hugh Cross, of Jerseyville. The son of the pioneer, Hugh Cross he was a man of honesty and integrity who merited the highest esteem of all who made his aquaintance. (September 1914)

Arnold B. Crotchett, 78, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. A farmer, he was born in Illinois, son of the late Perry and Sophia (Scoggins) Crotchett. He married the former Mabel Evelyn Tucker on June 30,1927, in Jacksonville. She resides in Kane. Also surviving are two daughters; Doris Darr of Kane and Sandra Goshorn of Jerseyville, three sons; Raymond Crotchett of Clearwater, Fla., Robert Crotchett of Jerseyville and Arnie Crotchett Jr. of Alton, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three sisters; Annas Hyde of Kane, Dimple Charlton of Jerseyville and Hazel Krause of Shipman and three brothers; James Crotchett of Fieldon and Lawrence Crotchett of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Mark Eter officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

Services for Melvin P. Crotchett, 57, of R. R. 2, Jerseyville were held on December 1 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Cooper officiating. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. His death occurred at 10:55 a.m. on November 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. A farm laborer and World War II veteran, he was born on June 5, 1919 in Greene County, a son of Perry and Sophia Scoggins Crotchett. His survivors are two sons, Milton T. Crotchett of Delhi and Austin Eugene Crotchett of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Jenal Crotchett of Paducah, KY.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Arnold Crotchett of Jerseyville, Thomas of Fieldon, and James and Lawrence Crotchett of Kane; three sisters; Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Krause of Shipman, Mrs. Allen (Dimple) Charlton of Jerseyville and Mrs. Henry (Anice) Hyde of Kane. The American Legion of Veteran of Foreign Wars conducted services. (1976)

Perry Lee Crotchett, a farmer of the Kane vicinity, died Monday evening, May 21 at 6:35 at his home near Kane. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Crotchett was the son of the late Amos and Johanna Giberson Crotchett and was born in Greene County on December 5, 1873. Mr. Crotchett was engaged in farming for fifty-five years. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Sophia Scoggins Crotchett of Kane, six sons, Ross, James, Arnold and Lawrence Crotchett of Kane, Thomas Crotchett of Carrollton and Melvin Crotchett of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and three daughters, Mrs. Annas Hyde of Carrollton, Miss Ethel Crotchett of Jerseyville and Mrs. Hazel Krause of Shipman. He also leaves twenty-six grandchildren; one brother Jake Crotchett of Eldred and one half-brother, George Hargett of Springfield. One grandson Louis Crotchett is serving in the U.S. Navy. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Kane. Rev. Mason Smith officiated at the rites and interment was in the Kane cemetery. (1945)

Final services for Richard Dale Crotchett, 35, of Jerseyville were held Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. His death occurred March 10 at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Mr. Crotchett suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home March 1 while eating supper and was moved to Alton Memorial hospital, and later to St. Luke's Hospital. He was born October 26, 1937 in Greene County the son of Arnold and Mabel Tucker Crotchett. Mr. Crotchett was a welding fabricator at Federal Steel. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Patricia Ballard Crotchett; one son, Michael, 7, and daughter, Amy, 4; his father, Arnold Crotchett of Jerseyville; mother Mabel Crotchett of Kane; three brothers, Raymond Eugene of White Hall, Arnold, Jr., and Robert of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Mrs. Doris Darr of Kane and Mrs. Sandra Goshorn of Jerseyville. One (rest of article missing). (1973)

The funeral of Ellen J. Crow, 88 of Jerseyville was held Monday afternoon at Gubser funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Scmidgall officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 11:20 a.m. May 16 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home where she had resided five years. She was born in Woodville Township, Green County March 7, 1892 a daughter of Thomas and Matilda Hohnisee Holmes. Her husband, Henry Crow, died July 15, 1973. Her survivors are three daughters; Ada Mattis and Mavis Brooks of Jerseyville, Vivian True of Edwardsville; one son, Harold Crow of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, one son, two brothers, three sisters, a half brother and a grandson. The Bethany Baptist Church has been designated as a memorial. (1980)

Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Henry W. Crow of Jerseyville, with Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home after four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. For the past three years, Mr. Crow had resided at the Tower View Nursing Home in Carrollton. His death occurred Sunday at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient the past two weeks. Mr. Crow was born January 2 1886, a son of the late Jack and Anna Parker Crow. For forty-three years he was employed by (rest of article missing.) (July 1973)

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Crull, 25, wife of Warren L. Crull of Rosedale, died Wednesday evening, September 2, at six-fifty-five o'clock at her home in Rosedale Township following a several days illness. Mrs. Crull was the daughter of Jesse and Hazel Daniels Margeson of Kane and was born in Greene County on February 27, 1928. Her age at the time of death was twenty-five years, six months and five days. Surviving they young mother in addition to her husband are three sons, Marvin Leon, Allen Leonard and Ezra Bruce Crull of Rosedale; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jesse Margeson of Kane; two brothers, Marvin Margeson of Kane and Darrell Margeson of the U. S. Army, San Francisco, Calif.; and four sister, Mrs. Leo Abbott, Misses Margaret Hazel, Jo Ann and Joan Margeson of Kane. Funeral services will be held at the Rosedale Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, September 5, at two o'clock. Interment will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crull home in Rosedale after seven p.m. Thursday, September 3. (1953)

Miss Margaret Irene Crull, a resident of Otterville, died at seven fifty-five o'clock Saturday evening. November 4, in Carrollton where she had resided the past six months. The body was brought to the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called. Reverend Raymond Lyles of St. Louis officiated at the funeral services which were held at the Funeral Home at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Otterville Cemetery. Miss Crull, a daughter of the late Bird and Mary Flautt Crull, was born in St. Louis, February 18, 1915, and her age at the time of death was forty-six years, eight months and ten days. Surviving the decedent are two aunts, Miss Hazel Flautt and Mrs. Martin Tuetken of Jerseyville; two uncles, James Flautt of Oak Park, and John Flautt of Jerseyville; five half-sisters, Mrs. Wlliam Daubman, Mrs. Emmett Spatz, Mrs. Alvin Hermann and Mrs. Wayne Seymore of Alton and Mrs. Charles Stanley of Jerseyville, and one half-brother, Roy Crull, of Alton. (1961)

Warren Crull. Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Patterson of Grafton officiated and burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 10:59 p.m. March 18 at Jersey Community Hospital from an apparent heart attack. Crull was a retired crane operator at Laclede Steel. He was born March 16, 1927 in Rosedale, a son of Ezra and Leola Myers Crull. His first wife, Dorothy Margeson, died September 2, 1953. He married the former Patsy Brown March 27, 1954 in Edwardsville. He was a World War II veteran. His survivors include his wife; five sons, Marvin of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Alan of Jacksonville, Bruce of Scott Air Force Base, Randall of Jerseyville and David of Piasa; three daughters, Cathy West of Piasa, Joann West of Carrollton, Rita Baumgartner of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Fieldon and Paul of Rosedale; three sisters, Mildred Balster of Springfield, Dorothy Hunter of East St. Louis and Alma Pummel of Alton. (1981)

Twenty Year Ago - Dorothy Bay Crum, aged 4 years, died on Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crum, who live a few miles southwest of Rockbridge, from swallowing a grain of corn which entered her windpipe and lodged in her lungs causing pneumonia. [19 Nov 1948]

Mrs. Jennie Cryer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Powell in St. Louis. Her remains were brought to Jerseyville. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church., Rev. J. G. Dee officiating. Burial is at Kane Cemetery. She was a former resident of Jerseyville. (August 1906)

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