Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, IL., Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Dale E. Baldes, 76, of Greenfield, died Sunday afternoon, May 11 at his home. He was born August 29, 1926, in rural Greenfield, the son of Walter D. and Opal Maberry Baldes. He married Marjorie Henderson on August 21, 1948 in Carrollton and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Charlene (husband, Jack) Walker of Greenfield and a son Don (wife, Penny) of Carlinville, a brother, Marion of Hillview; four grandchildren: Brian and Cory Walker and Beth Smith all of Greenfield and Scott Baldes of Carlinville; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob and Lyndell Baldes.
He was a 1944 graduate of Greenfield High School, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a retired farmer who enjoyed Cardinal baseball and Greenfield Tiger football as well as hunting, fishing and gardening.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 14 at the Shields Memorial Home with the Rev. Garrett Melvin officiating, assisted by Rev. George Rosales. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
Memorials are suggested to the Greene County Hospice, First Baptist Church of Greenfield and the Greenfield Tiger Backers.
Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, IL., Wednesday May 21, 2003
Dale Baldes services
Funeral services for Dale E. Baldes were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield with Pastors Garrett Melvin and George Rosales officiating. Debra Powell was organist and accompanied vocalist, Toni Lansaw who sang: "How Great Thou Art" and "There Will Be Peace in the Valley." A taped message by Mr. Baldes' daughter, Charlene Walker, of appreciation and a eulogy for her dad was played. Casket bearers were Kenny Walker, Bob Baker, Jim Garner, Jon Wright, Marvin Kirchner, and Weston Cole - all these men had played on baseball teams managed by Mr. Baldes all the way from young Khoury league through American Legion ball. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, May 29, 2003
Marjorie M. Baldes, 72, of Greenfield died Tuesday evening, May 20, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in rural Roodhouse, the daughter of William D. and Carrie (Curtis) Henderson. She married Dale E. Baldes Aug. 21, 1948, in Carrollton, and he died May 11, 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlene (husband Jack) Walker of Greenfield; a son, Don (wife Penny) Baldes of Carlinville; four grandchildren, Brian and Cory Walker and Beth Smith of Greenfield, and Scott Baldes of Carlinville; three greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Lois (husband Darrell) Cole of Bethalto and Mary Legg of Greenbush, Mich.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Max Henderson and David Henderson.
Mrs. Baldes was a 1948 graduate of Greenfield High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenfield.
Visitation was Thursday at Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield, where funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Garrett Melvin and the Rev. George Rosales officiating. Organist Debra Powell accompanied Toni Lansaw who sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden." Mrs. Baldes' favorite poem by Helen Steiner Rice was read.
Casketbearers were Scott Walker, Chris Weller, Jimmy White, Jeff Knisley, Jonathon Knisley and Ron Pruiett. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
Memorials are suggested to Greene County Hospice, First Baptist Church of Greenfield, or the Greenfield Tiger Backers.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, October 23, 2003
Greene County native Mrs. Almeda Baume, 94, of Godfrey died at 9:42 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Blu-Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey.
She was born Oct. 15, 1909, in Wrights, the daughter of Louis and Ora (Flowers) Raffety. She married Reginald E.W. Baume Jan. 8, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo., and he died July 14, 1984.
She is survived by a son, William James Baume of Florissant, Mo.; and a grandson, William Jarrett Baume of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Preceding her in death were three brothers, John Raffety, Glen Raffety, and George Raffety; and a sister, Vera Harr.
Mrs. Baume received her teaching certificate from Normal Teachers College and taught school in Chicago for several years.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.
The Telegraph - Alton, IL. September 28, 2000
BRIGHTON -- Rick L. Damm, 44, died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at his home.
Born Aug. 1, 1956, in Buffalo, Mo., he was a son of David and Katherine (Woodard) Damm of Carlinville.
The former Carlinville resident was owner-operator of an over-the-road tractor semi-trailer and was leased to Southern-Pride Trucking Co. in San Diego, Calif. The Army veteran had been a truck driver for 22 years. He loved the St. Louis Rams football team and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
He and the former Regina "Regi" Smith were united in marriage Dec. 31, 1987, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She survives.
In addition to his widow and parents, surviving are a son, Matthew Koehler of Haine City, Fla.; two stepsons, Ray Sutherland and Michael Sean Brophy, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Debbie Eggemeyer of Ellis Grove, Brenda Damm of Medora and Shanda Weller of Palmyra; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville, where the Rev. Tim Hunt will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
Carlinville Area Hospital Hospice Unit has been named a memorial.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Sunday, December 7, 2003
Audree L. Doyle, 76, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at White Hall Multicare.
She was born March 5, 1927, in Greenfield to Lee and Sybil (McCraken) Witt.
She married Donald B. Doyle on March 28, 1948 in Carlinville. He died Oct. 9, 1986.
She worked at the dress factory in White Hall and the former Farmers State Bank in Greenfield. She was a member of Hickory Grove Church in Wrights.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Dale E. and Dennice Doyle of Wellington, Ala., and John and Norma Doyle of Greenfield; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Marjorie and her husband, Kenneth Bowman, and Connie Tharp, both of Greenfield; and one brother, Robert J. Witt of Noblesville, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles and William Witt.
By her request, there will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hickory Grove Church in Wrights. The Rev. George Rosales will officiate.
Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery, southwest of Wrights.
Memorials are suggested to the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
The Telegraph, Alton IL., Tuesday, October 14, 2003
DOW Berl "Toots" Ferenbach, 82, died at 12:13 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past six months.
She was born June 20, 1921, in Greene County to Richard C. and Mattie May (Mason) Whorten Sr.
She married Lawrence "Joe" Ferenbach Aug. 9, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo., and their marriage spanned nearly 49 years before his death July 5, 1990.
She was baptized as a young girl at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wrights and was very active in all sports, whether it was organized through various bowling leagues, ballgames or just family reunions. She loved to play and be around other people. She was a member of the Jerseyville Church of Christ, the Jersey County Farm Bureau and the Onized Club. A packer for Owens-Illinois, she retired after 25 years of service.
Surviving is a daughter and her husband, Mary and Denny Youngblood of Dow; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger Ferenbach of Jerseyville and John and Glenda Ferenbach of Dow; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, George Whorten of Springfield; and three sisters, Mary Ayres of Jerseyville, Geraldine Felts of Greenfield and Jackie Henderson of Wrights.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Denny Robert Nevlin; a sister, Alice Whorten; and three brothers, Richard, Dale and her twin, Merle "Bud" Whorten.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home, Jacoby Chapel, in Jerseyville.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Jerseyville, with Brother Patrick Harper officiating.
Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
Memorials may be made to Vahle Terrace in Jerseyville or Schultz-Lewis Childrenís Home.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Thursday, December 18, 2003
Francis "Scrap" Goodall, 81, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.
A son of Clyde and Lois (Worley) Goodall, he was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Wrights, Ill.
He married the former Virginia Cone on Feb. 28, 1948, in Jerseyville. She survives.
The World War II U.S. veteran served as a master sergeant in the Philippines. He worked at Laclede Steel in Alton for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville and was a proud member of the Republican Party.
In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Leona Woolsey and her husband, Hollan, of Kane and Jeanette Goodall of Austin, Texas; two sons, Mike Goodall and his wife, Debbie, of Franklin and Pat Goodall of Carrollton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elma Mulkins of Oxnard, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Katie Goodall; a granddaughter, Jennifer Goodall; and three sisters, Beulah Eades, Myra Mann and Pauline Fry.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Southern Baptist Church in Jerseyville.
Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Cemetery or Union Cemetery.
Condolences may be left on line at www.airsman-hires.com.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Mary Edith Graul, 97, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Eunice C. Smith Nursing Home in Alton. A daughter of Samuel Green and Alice (Goodall) Cunningham, she was born March 6, 1906, in Wrights, Ill.
She married Frederick Graul on Dec. 22, 1928, in Alton. He died April 16, 1985.
An employee at Owens-Illinois Glass for 42 years, she retired in 1978. She was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church and had recently attended Abundant Life Community Church. A member of Alton Eaglesí Aerie 254, she was also affiliated with the Madison County Farm Bureau Extension.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray, Elmer, Douglas and Troy Cunningham; and six sisters, Lennie and Ida Cunningham, Freda Oertel, Leta Ford, Viola Montgomery and Pearl Kulp.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Sam Henning will officiate.
Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
The Arthritis Foundation has been named as a memorial.
The Telegraph Alton, IL., July 2, 2003
CARLINVILLE Eunice LaVon Guthrie, 87, formerly of the Rockbridge area, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 4, 1915, in Chicago to Orval Jacob "O.J." and Jane (Philbrook) Gause.
She married Roy Wilson Guthrie on Dec. 15, 1935, in Greenfield. He died Nov. 19, 1993.
She was a member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church where she was the adult Sunday school class teacher for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Nance Jayne (husband, Pete) Maguire of Carlinville, Wanda (husband, Carl L.) Phillips of Murrayville, Ill., and Jan (husband, Steve) Adams of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, Randy Maguire, Terry Phillips, Lance Adams, Catrenia Roach, Beckie Claytor, Roy Adams, Danny Maguire, Larry Maguire and Genny Maguire; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Carl, one grandchild, Cindy Jayne Maguire, 1960, and one great-grandchild, Sara Jo Anne Maguire.
Visitation will be at noon until time of services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greenfield United Methodist Church.
Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights, Ill.
Memorials may be given to the Greenfield United Methodist Church.
Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, January 30, 2003
Leonard Hubbard, 81,. of Petersburg, formerly of the Wrights area, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at Countryside Estates in Petersburg.
He was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Greenfield, the son of Jesse and Mae (Leonard) Hubbard. He married Lora Lucille Dodson Oct. 11, 1943, in St. Louis, and she died Nov. 26, 1988.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (husband George) Houck of Athens; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lewis L. Hubbard.
Mr. Hubbard was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946.
There was no visitation. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mackey-Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with the Rev. Leonard Pinney officiating. Organist Gladys Huff played "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer."
Casketbearers were Neal Goode, Wayne Dodson, Eric Tucker, Andy Wright, Ross Everett Prough and Aaron Tucker. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
Gazette-Patriot Carrollton, IL. Thursday, December 27, 2001
Greene County native Mrs. Mary T. Imel, 85, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Kewanee Hospital.
She was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Wrights, the daughter of James and Amy (Griffith) Guthrie. She married Russell A. Imel March 22, 1936, in Greenfield, and he died May 21, 2001.
She is survived by four daughters, Gladys Cochran of Hettick, Judy Montgomery of Viola, Linda Six of Kewanee, and Threasa Walline of Chillicothe; three sons, Russell Lee Imel of Moline, Purnell Imel of East Moline and David Imel of Cambridge; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a brother, Charles Guthrie of White Hall.
Preceding her in death were a daughter; two grandsons; four brothers; and three sisters.
Mrs. Imel and her husband farmed in Greene and Henry counties, and she worked at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo from 1962-67. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cambridge, and the Baptist Women's Society.
Visitation was Friday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services in Cambridge. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge, followed by graveside committal services at 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Cambridge or Kewanee Hospice Care.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 7, 2003
Miss Angela Kristin Lee, 22, of East Gillespie, formerly of Brighton, died at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 26, 1981, in Alton.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Scot Douglas and Lesa Lee of Brighton; her mother, Deborah Kay (McCree) Lacey of Jerseyville; her son, Deyton Joseph at home; a sister, Ashli Jo Lee of Jerseyville; two brothers, Lucas Diestelhorst of Jerseyville and Dorson Dean Lee of Brighton; her grandparents, Lyle "Steve" and Becky (Reif) Lee of Brighton and Naomi McCree of Terre Haute, Ind.; great-grandparents, Richard and Florence Mehrhoff of Carrollton; and her companion, Jason Hanebrink of East Gillespie.
Preceding her in death was her grandfather, Joe McCree.
Visitation was Sunday at Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's United Church of Christ in Brighton, with the Rev. Mike Southcombe officiating. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights.
A trust fund has been established at the First Bank in Brighton for her son.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 29, 2003
EAST ALTON Betty L. Long, 81, died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Blu Fountain Manor in Godfrey.
She was born April 8, 1922, in White Hall to Russell W. and Mildred P. (Mosier) Roodhouse.
She married Victor L. Long on Oct. 28, 1945. He survives.
A graduate of White Hall High School and Brown Business College, she was employed as a bank teller at the White Hall First National Bank and Wood River National Bank for 14 years. She attended the First Church of God in Meadowbrook for many years and was a volunteer in many capacities in her community.
In addition to her husband, surviving are a daughter, Luana J. Lee of Nokomis; a son and his wife, Steven B. and Joyce Long of Sanford, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Donald Goben of White Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jane Gound.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.
Pastor Bill Strawn will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Church of God in Meadowbrook.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Greene Prairie Press, Carrollton, IL., Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Lynn Kenyon Lorton, age 89, of White Hall, died Saturday evening, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester.
He was born Dec. 15, 1914 in rural White Hall, the son of the late Dwight and Lucy Ashford Lorton.
He married Thelma E. Cox, daughter of the late Charles and Carrie B. Cox Feb. 19, 1936 in Greene County and she survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Terrell Jean (husband, Jack) Barnett and Lynda Kay (husband, Robert P.) Chapman, both of Bluffs; one son, Kenyon Earl Lorton of White Hall; seven grandchildren, Robert Lynn Barnett, Kathie Jean Bishop and Brenda Kay Flynn of Springfield, Robert P. Chapman Jr. of Bluffs; Yvonne Hammon of Glasford; Leith Lorton of White Hall and Kendra Sandum of Nesaya, Norway; 17 great grandchildren; 1 step great-grandchild; 1 great great-grandchild and 2 step great great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Piper of Palmyra and Martha I. Lorton of Springfield; and one brother, Harvey (wife, Lavina) Lorton of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by one son in infancy; a grandson, Mark Barnett and two brothers, Glenn and Allen Lorton.
Mr. Lorton was a farmer all his life. He was a member and deacon of the former Tabernacle Baptist Church in White Hall. He was also a member of the Greene County Farm Bureau. He was a hard worker, a great father, and enjoyed reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren and always kept up with all world events.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights. The family will meet friends from Noon until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greene County Health Dept. Visiting Nurses or the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 23, 2002
WRIGHTS Janice Faye Smith, 53, died Thursday evening, March 21, 2002, at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton.
She was born Nov. 27, 1948, in Harvey to Robert G. Hammond and the late Dawn Frances (Burton) Hammond.
During her career as a nurse, she worked at Alton Mental Health Center and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton.
Surviving are her father and stepmother, Robert and Besse Hammond of Greeley, Colo.; a son, Hyland Smith of Wrights; her twin sister, Janet, and her husband, Ross Prough, of rural Greenfield; a half brother, James Hammond of Greeley; and two half sisters and their husbands, Karen and William Boysen of Alliance, Neb., and Janet and Joe Volkl of Denver.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton.
Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Wrights.
Memorials may be given to the Faith Baptist Church or the Blessing Hospice.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Wednesday, March 24, 2004
LAKE MURVAUL, TEXAS
Jon Wesley Thiebaud, 66, former area resident, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at his residence.
He was born May 26, 1937, in Wrights Township, Greene County, Ill., to Oscar J. and Mary M. Anderson Thiebaud.
He married the former Carol Ringhausen on Dec. 12, 1959. She survives in Lake Murvaul.
A Greenfield High School graduate, he attended Brown Business College in St. Louis for two years. He was employed by Oscar Meyer for 19 years and retired from the USDA after 14 years of employment. He was a Past Master of Chandlerville Masonic Lodge 724 and past president of Riverboat Rambler Square Dance Club in Beardstown. He enjoyed fishing and golf. He and his wife celebrated 44 years of marriage and he loved his family above all else.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jon Alan, and his wife, Diane, Thiebaud of Plano, Texas; one daughter, Jeanette Louise, and her husband, Stan, Buhlig of Bluffs, Ill.; four grandchildren, Brian Alan Thiebaud, Danielle Marie Thiebaud, Wesley Christopher Buhlig and Kaitlyn Paige Buhlig; one brother, Frank Thiebaud of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Barbara Lohman of Geneseo, Ill., Emma Jane Setlich of Ballwin, Mo., Mary Sue Haven of Moro; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Willard Thiebaud, an infant sister, Jeanette Baker Thiebaud, and an infant brother, Thomas Richard Thiebaud.
Family will meet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mackey-Dawes Funeral Home in Bluffs, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights, Ill.
Memorials may be given to the Chandlerville Masonic Lodge 724 or to Murvaul United Methodist Church.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, October 3, 2002
Mrs. Helen Lorene Waltrip, 91, of Roodhouse died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2002, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Wrights, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Rhodes) Reavis. She married Wilmer R. Waltrip June 12, 1937, in Carlinville and he died Jan. 22, 1971.
She is survived by a son, Edward (wife Donna) Waltrip of Roodhouse; two grandchildren including Christy Lynn Shaner of Roodhouse, who was reared in her home; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith K. Shaner; and a brother, Delbert Reavis.
Mrs. Waltrip worked in the dietary department of the Jacksonville State Hospital for many years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Hillview Royal Neighbors of America.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse was in charge of arrangements.
Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, January 15, 2004
Former Wrights resident Mrs. Dorothy Louis "Pat" Whorten, 83, of Greenville died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Utlaut Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Sherman, the daughter of Henry L. and Myrtle (Heck) Woodard. She married Richard Whorten Aug. 14, 1940, in Carlinville, and he died May 11, 1991.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (husband Howard N.) Elmore of Greenville; two grandchildren, Michael (wife Kelly) Elmore of Bradford, Pa., and Mark (wife Cristina) Elmore of Reno, Nev.; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, A.J. Woodard and T.J. Woodard.
Mrs. Whorten was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and the Wrights Jolly Pals.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights.
Memorials are suggested to the Family Council of Cardinal Hill Health Care or Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Shields Memorials Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Friday, March 5, 2004
Marie A. Woods, 93, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004, at White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall.
She was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Ben and Kathryn Huber Hodapp.
She married Ben Stinnett in 1931. He died in 1935. She married Pat Woods on June 6, 1953, in Greenfield. He survives.
She was a homemaker and loved playing cards, especially euchre and pinochle. She was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Katherine "Kitty" Bridgewater of Carrollton, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bill Stinnett; a daughter, Eula Jean Bertoni; two grandsons, Dean Bridgewater and Thomas Stinnett; six sisters, Emma Hodapp, Julia Vandeveer, Helen Steckel, Louise Kessie, Lillian Schneider and Lucille Erthal; and three brothers, Frank, Carl and John Hodapp.
Visitation, with a prayer service at 4 p.m., will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton, with burial to follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights, Ill.
Memorials may be made to St. Johnís Church or for Masses.
Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Submitted by: Allen Handling