MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY OBITUARIES



ADCOCK, BECKY C. HARDAWAY

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Sunday, May 2, 2004

Becky C. Adcock, 55, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Carrollton on Aug. 16, 1948, she was the daughter of L.A. "Bud" and Rosemary Kirbach Hardaway.

She married Dennis Adcock on June 5, 1971, in Carrollton. He survives.

A 1966 graduate of Carrollton High School, she worked for many years as a legal secretary in the law offices of William Vogt and Gustine and Theivagt. She also worked at O.H. Vivell Title Co. She was treasurer of the village of Eldred and of the Eldred Baptist Church, where she was a member for 25 years. She was treasurer of the Julia Pierson Scholarship Fund and was a bookkeeper for many individuals. She was very active in the Relay for Life, was a member of the River Valley Weavers and loved making baskets. She was a wonderful life spirit and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cindy Adcock of Carrollton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Brad Cooper of Carrollton; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Terry Day of Carrollton and Dottie and Mike Cunningham of Jerseyville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard Hardaway.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred Baptist Church or the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


BARNETT, CHARLES DAVID

The Telegraph, Alton IL., Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Charles David Barnett, 55, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, at his residence.

He was born May 22, 1948, in Carrollton to James W. and Thelma Liles Barnett.

A 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he retired in 1990 as a technical sergeant specializing in meteorology. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Wendy Barnett of Lake Wales, Fla.; a sister, Jane Reeves of Eldred; and two brothers, Rick Barnett of Jacksonville, Ill., and Jim Barnett of Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cathy Barnett.

The body was cremated at his request.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of memorial services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Eldred American Legion Post will conduct full military rites.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred American Legion.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


BECK, JANIS MAE BALDES

The Telegraph - Alton, IL., Sunday, September 29, 2002

Janis Mae (Baldes) Beck, 46, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at the home of her daughter. The daughter of Marion L. Baldes of Hillview and Robert and Vonita (Sloan-Baldes) Green of Jerseyville, she was born July 3, 1956, in Carrollton.

She was a longtime bartender at the LaVee Tavern in Carrollton and was loved for her endearing life-loving spirit. She was a member of the Lone Oak Ladies Golf League. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three daughters, Jennifer and her husband, Mike, Rawe, and Emily Baldes and Sara Voiles, all of Carrollton; one son, Dustin Schnelten, and his companion, Billie Tucker, of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Colton, Jaea and Cayden Rawe, Kaylee Schnelten, Tanner Shaw and Hanna Schnelten; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marilyn Baldes, Sally and Wayne Fanning and Tammy and Brad Floreth, all of Jacksonville, and Misty Baldes of Texas; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Patty Baldes of Roodhouse and Walter "Dale" and Patsy Baldes of Florissant.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Suzette Baldes.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County or to the Sara Voiles Trust Fund, c/o the funeral home or the First Bank of Jerseyville.


BORMAN, OPAL RICHEY

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Opal Richey Borman, 85, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at White Hall Multicare Center.

She was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Carrollton to Walter and Lilly Walters Richey.

She married Emerit Borman on April 26, 1937, in Carrollton. He survives.

A certified nurseís aide, she had worked at Washington Nursing Home in Washington, Ill., and at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill. She and her husband moved back to Carrollton from Morton, Ill., in 1991. She loved gardening, flowers, needlepoint and golfing.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and their wives, Ronald and MaggieBorman of Carrollton, Mike and Connie Borman of Lancaster, Calif., and Gene and Jennifer Borman of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Janet Binkele of Eldred; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Alison and Tim Knabe of Eldred, Steve Borman of Jacksonville, Andy and Carrie Borman of Douglas, Wyo., Cathy Davis of Carrollton, Kim and Phil Royer of Montesano of Washington, David Borman of Lancaster, Calif., and Kelly and Curtis Jenkins of Kaysville, Utah; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harrison, and his wife, Goldie, Richey of Eldred; and one sister, Frances, and her husband, Bill, Diggs of Morton, Ill.

The family will meet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton.

Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Eldred.

Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.


BRANNAN, JAMES T.

The Alton Telegraph - Alton IL Sun. April 16, 1989

ELDRED - James T. Brannan, 58, died unexpectedly, at 8 a.m. Saturday, at his residence.

He was vice president of the Rural Electric Association Coop of Winchester.

Born in Eldred, he was a son of Opal (Shaw) Brannan of Eldred and the late Kenneth Brannan.

On July 1, 1951 in Eldred, he married the former Eva Lou Oettle, and she survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Jerri Lou Camerer of Eldred; two sons, Greg Brannan of Carrollton and Dan Brannan of Gillette, Wyo.; six grandchildren; a sister, Frances Gangwish of Gibbon, Neb.; and a brother, Max Brannan of Eldred.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bill Baughman officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Eldred.

Memorials may be made to the Eldred Baptist Church, where he was a member.


BRANNAN, STANLEY

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, February 12, 2004

Stanley "Stan" Brannan, 46, of Eldred died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the scene of a one-vehicle accident a mile south of Eldred.

He was born Feb. 4, 1958, in Carrollton, the son of Doris (Helton) Brannan of Carrollton, and the late Joe Brannan. He first married the former Jenny Wildhagen in 1977, and they were divorced. He later married Judy Caselton Aug. 24, 1985, in Carrollton, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are his stepfather, Donald Pranger of Carrollton; two daughters, Karen and Lauren Brannan of Eldred; three sons, Josh Brannan of St. Louis, and Matt Brannan and Jordan Brannan of Eldred; a sister, Cathy (husband Chuck) Schirz of Greenfield; a brother, Tom (wife Sarah) Brannan of Marshall; three stepbrothers, Denny (wife Chris) Pranger of Glen Carbon, Tim (wife Patty) Pranger of Carrollton, and Gary (wife Kari) Pranger of Springfield; a stepsister, Karen (husband Tim) Coonrod of Carrollton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Mr. Brannan was a 1976 graduate of Carrollton High School and attended Illinois College for two years. He then began farming and has done so ever since. He was an avid sports fan and fisherman. He loved all sports especially basketball. He loved fish ing out west and on the Mississippi river.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton. Burial will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the #1 Booster Club or Ronald McDonald House.


BROWN, NELLIE P. COONROD

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, March 18, 2004

Mrs. Nellie P. Brown, 74, of Carrollton died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, March 10, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.

She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Carrollton, the daughter of James and Mary (Fullerton) Coonrod.

She is survived by four daughters, Roberta "Bobbie" Lockhart of Carrollton, Judy Panchame and Della Garrett of Jerseyville, and Guyla Jackson of Kane; a son, Mike Jackson of Jerseyville; six grandchildren, Danny and Matt Lockhart, Jose, David and Julie Merced and David Lynn Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler Lockhart, Drew and David Bell, Marco, Desiree, and Jose (Jr.) Merced; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Sarah, Michael, and Eric Rea; and two sisters, Betty Godar of Carrollton and Violet Reece of Bunker Hill.

Preceding her in death was a sister, Roberta Vuynich.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Eldred Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jon Lobos officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.


CAMERER, DOROTHY K. HENNEL

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., October 09, 2003

WHITE HALL Dorothy K. Camerer, 88, formerly of Carrollton, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at White Hall Multicare Center in White Hall.

She was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Carrollton to Norman Lee and Mary (Hoff) Hennel.

She married Gene Camerer on Feb. 16, 1937, in Jerseyville. He died Dec. 4, 1997.

An employee in restaurants for many years, where she baked pies, she was well known for her cooking skills. She had stayed in peopleís homes and assisted their care in later years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jack Nolan of Carrollton; three grandchildren, Ed Nolan, Richard Nolan (Janie Thompson), all of Eldred, and Carol Olmstead and her husband, Greg, of Carrollton; eight great-grandchildren, Misty, Luke, Katie and Brittany Nolan, Kyle and Derek Nolan and Kari and Justin Olmstead; two great-great-grandchildren, Austin Knapp and Skylar Nolan; a sister and brother-in-law, Nona and Warren Ford of Greenfield; a nephew and his wife, Denny and Beth Ford; a sister-in-law, Vera McFain; and the Camerer family nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at 1 p.m. at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


CAMERER, EUGENE

The Telegraph, Alton IL., December 6, 1997

CARROLLTON - Eugene "Gene" Camerer, 84, of Carrollton, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 19, 1913, in Bluffdale Township he was the son of the late Ernest and Myrtle (Hodgerson) Camerer.

He married the former Dorothy Hennel Feb. 16, 1937, in Jerseyville. She survives.

He was a horse lover. He bought, sold and traded horses all of his life.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jack Nolan of Eldred; three grandchildren and their spouses, Edward and Kathy Nolan, Richard and Janie Nolan and Carol and Greg Olmstead; eight great-grandchildren, Misty, Lucas, Katie and Brittany Nolan, Kyle and Derek Nolan and Kari and Justin Olmstead; and two sisters, Elsie Curry and Vera McFain, both of Jerseyville.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Clover Bushnell, Eileen Booth, Mary Darr and Marjorie Dyer; three brothers, Carl Camerer Sr., Donald Camerer and Darrell Camerer; and three siblings in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice of Greene County and the Smiles Foundation.


CAMERER, LLOYD R. JR.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, October 3, 2002

Lloyd R. Camerer Jr., 78, of Hillview died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.

He was born May 4, 1924, in Eldred, the son of Lloyd and Lillian (Ruyle) Camerer, Sr. He married Mary E. Mielke May 9, 1959, in Michael, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Janie Wickenhauser of Milton and Liz (husband Larry) Staats of Hillview; two sons, Lloyd (wife Kathy) Camerer of Winchester and Donald L. (wife Melody) Camerer of Milton; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Peggy Turner of O'Fallon, Mo., and Patsy Camerer of Hardin; and a brother, Tim Camerer of Wellsville, Mo.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Camerer and Arthur Lee Camerer; a sister, Bertha Camerer and two stillborn siblings.

Mr. Camerer was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a lumberjack.

Visitation was Saturday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, followed by graveside services at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.


CLENDENEN, MICHAEL ERIC

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, April 8, 2004

Greene County native Michael Eric Clendenen, 49, of Jacksonville, died Friday morning, April 2, 2004, at his residence.

He was born May 29, 1954, in Carrollton, the son of the late Clifford Harold and Ethel (Coonrod) Clendenen. He married Paula Wisdom Hogan in 1978, and she survives in Dickinson, Tex.

He is also survived by two sisters, Deborah (husband Fred) Grable of Jacksonville and Laurie Feller of Phoenix; and two brothers, Charles (wife Beverly) Clendenen of Austin, Tex., and Kelly (wife Sue) Clendenen of Woodson.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, James Hogan; a sister, Teena Cook; and a brother, Monte Clendenen.

Mr. Clendenen was a contractor employed by Friendswood Remodeling in Friendswood, Tex. He played guitar and was a vocalist in country-western and rock bands in the Jacksonville area and in Texas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1972-75 and was of the Baptist faith.

A memorial service and gathering was held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Woodson American Legion. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Eldred Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ted Harvey officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Eldred American Legion Post.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Care of Central Illinois, Jacksonville Branch or American Cancer Society.

Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements.


DIRKSMEYER, CARMELITA A. BECKER

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., December 15, 2001

CARROLLTON -- Carmelita A. Dirksmeyer, 67, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Boyd Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Michael and was the daughter of the late John W. and Lela M. Kaiser Becker. She married Raymond Dirksmeyer Aug. 2, 1952, in Kampsville. He died Dec. 19, 2000.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton, the Eldred American Legion Auxiliary, the Catholic Daughters of America and the University of Illinois Home Extension of Greene County.

Surviving are four daughters, Jackie (Fred) Clifford of Murrayville, Judy (Rick) Kastler of DeKalb, Joan Davis of Riverton and Jean Dirksmeyer and her fiance, Rene Cabrara, of Springfield; two sons, John (Debbie) Dirksmeyer of Carrollton and David (Karen) Dirksmeyer of Beardstown; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Rosemary (Ron) Evans of Carrollton, Evelyn Vetter of Kampsville and Patricia (Larry) Pohlman of Godfrey; and four brothers, Harold (Carol) Becker of Normal, Ralph (Opal) Becker of Kampsville, Jerome (Virginia) Becker of Kampsville and Eugene (Angie) Becker of Fresno, Calif.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Earl Davis; two brothers, Sylvester Becker and John "Jack" Becker; and a sister, Helen Honts.

Visitation was 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice and Boyd Memorial Hospital.


DIRKSMEYER, RAYMOND

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., December 21, 2000

CARROLLTON -- Raymond Dirksmeyer, 76, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton.

Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Kampsville, he was a son of the late John M. and Josephine (Ewen) Dirksmeyer.

For more than 50 years, he worked as a processing supervisor for Columbiana Seed Co., later Seed Tech and later Agri-Pro. He was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church and a third-degree Knights of Columbus. The U.S. Army veteran served in World War II and the Korean War. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He married the former Carmelita Becker Aug. 2, 1952, in Kampsville. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jackie and Fred Clifford of Murrayville, Judy and Rick Kastler of DeKalb, Joan and Earl Davis of Riverton and Jean Dirksmeyer and her friend, Renee Cabrara of Springfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Debbie Dirksmeyer of Carrollton and David and Karen Dirksmeyer of Beardstown; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Funk of Glen Carbon.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton.

Burial will follow in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Reisch Memorial Nursing Home or Blessing Hospice of Greene County.


FARROW, GEORGE R. SR.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., September 27, 2001

ELDRED -- George R. Farrow Sr., 96, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.

Born Aug. 20, 1905, in Eldred, he was a son of the late Adellis and Elizabeth (Goode) Farrow.

He graduated in 1923 from Eldred High School and in 1924 from Carrollton High School. In 1926, he received an electrical engineering degree from Chicago Engineering School. He started the Green Valley Farms Dairy in Eldred and later moved the dairy operation to Carrollton under the name of Green Valley Dairy. He was also a grain and dairy farmer until he retired in 1973. A member and deacon of the Eldred Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Stuart Pierson Masonic Lodge in Carrollton.

He married Verna F. Bartlett Dec. 26, 1934, in St. Louis. She died Sept. 19, 2000.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, George Jr. and Judy Farrow of Eldred, Donald and Sharon Farrow of Springfield and Jerry and Sharyn Farrow of Poway, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gary Reif of Jacksonville and Carol and Robert Piper of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harland Farrow.

The family will meet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested in his name to the Eldred Baptist Church.


FOREMAN, BARBARA J.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, February 26, 2004

Miss Barbara J. Foreman, 66, of Eldred died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her residence.

Born July 14, 1937, in Phoenix, Ariz., she was the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Bechdoldt) Foreman.

She is survived by two sisters, Dani Jo Maguire and Babe Merriman of Eldred; a brother, Bill Foreman of Godfrey; three nieces, Lisa Foreman, Billie Jo Foreman, and Michelle Foreman; and three nephews, Harvey Merriman, Kelly Merriman and Terry Fitzgerrel.

Miss Foreman was a retired telephone operator with AT&T.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. today, Thursday, at Eldred Memorial Gardens, until graveside service time at 10 a.m.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.


GERSON, BETTY JANE GILLINGHAM

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 7, 2002

CARROLLTON -- Betty Jane Gerson, 74, of White Hall, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Boyd Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 2, 1927, in Carrollton and was the daughter of the late John and Lora (Wood) Gillingham Sr.

She married Otis Gerson Oct. 14, 1967, in Carrollton. He died in 1987.

She was a housekeeper and member of the Carrollton First Presbyterian Church, but also attended the Eldred Baptist Church and later the Carrollton First Baptist Church.

Surviving are five sisters, Mary (Pete) Chapman, Louise Scheffel, Mrs. Fred (Neoma) Schmidt and Mrs. Gerald (Jo Ann) Roth, all of Carrollton, and Mrs. Richard (Darlene) Carmean of Roodhouse; three brothers, Harry (Mildred) Gillingham of Carrollton, John (Lois) Gillingham Jr. of White Hall and Neal (Pat) Gillingham of Carrollton; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Willis Gillingham, and a sister, Lillian Helderman.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be held at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Eldred.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
GILBERT, VERNITA A. CLENDENNY

The Telegraph - Alton, IL., Wednesday, October 23, 2002

CARROLLTON - Vernita A. Gilbert, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at her home in rural Carrollton. The daughter of Orland and Bertha (Ottwell) Clendenny, she was born Nov. 17, 1932, near Belleview. She married Julius Gilbert Jr. June 8, 1952, at the Eldred Baptist Church. He survives.

A 1949 graduate of Carrollton High School and a 1952 graduate of the Alton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed at the Jerseyville Community Hospital for more than 30 years as a registered nurse. She retired in 1988 and loved her profession dearly. She was a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church. She was past matron of the Elizabeth Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Kane and a member of the Greene County Primetimers. She enjoyed ceramics, reading, cooking and baking and devoting most of her time to her grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, Jeffrey Allan Gilbert, and his wife, Lois, of Carrollton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gena Marie and J.R. Flowers and Debra Sue and Mark Rollins, all of Carrollton; five grandchildren, Felecia and Chad Flowers, Daren and Diana Gilbert and Jordan Walters, all of Carrollton; two sisters, Janice Withrow, and her husband, Jerry, of Eldred, and Alberta Truetzschler and her husband, John, of Carrollton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carrollton First Baptist Church on Fifth Street.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Jon Lobos officiating.

Burial will be at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Carrollton or the Eldred Baptist Church.

Shields Memorial Home of Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.


GOEWEY, GRACIE SUE SHEETS

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., January 17, 2004

Gracie Sue Goewey, 84, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at White Hall Multicare Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1919, in rural Retreat, Va., she was a daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Sage) Sheets.

She married Harold Goewey on Sept. 21, 1943, in Bowling Green, Mo. He died April 24, 1997.

A past member of the Eldred American Legion Auxiliary, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton. She will be missed by family and friends.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Anida Goewey Jr. of Carrollton and Charles and Gayle Goewey of Acworth, Ga.; a stepdaughter, JoAnn Hovda of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Hall of Sparks, Md.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Sheets.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.

Burial will follow in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to White Hall Multicare Center, Faith Baptist Church or the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


GRAHAM, KEITH K.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., Monday September 15, 2003

CARROLLTON Keith K. Graham, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at his home due to a lengthy illness. He was born July 15, 1936, in Carrollton to the late George W. and Gilda K. (King) Graham.

He married the former Rose Ann Vetter on March 26, 1960. She survives.

He proudly served in the Korean War and served eight months in Schweinfurt, Germany. He attended Illinois State University prior to entering the U.S. Army. When first married, he worked with the state of Illinois highway crew and his brother Daveís Shell Service Station. He started work in 1965 as a laborer at Olin Corporation in East Alton and worked there until his retirement in 1998 as a construction supervisor.

He was a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church, the Carrollton American Legion, the Carrollton Lionís Club, the Greene County Farm Bureau, a former member of the Carrollton Jaycees and served on the Carrollton School Board for 10 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Keith Alan Graham and Kevin (wife, Jennifer) Graham, all of Carrollton; Kris (wife, Gina) Graham of White Hall, Kelly (wife, Debra) Graham of Jacksonville, Ill., Kirk (wife, Tracy) Graham of Winchester; 12 grandchildren; one grandson-in-law; three sisters, Virginia Hartman and Janie Bland, both of Carrollton, and Dorothy Burkett of Gillespie; two brothers, David Graham of Pittsfield, Herbert Graham of Peoria, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, a brother, George A. Graham, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow with full military rites at the Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Eldred.

Memorials may be made to the District 1 Foundation for Quality Education.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


HELTON, FLORENCE BERNICE HOLTSWARTH

Greene Prairie Press - White Hall IL July 28, 1999

Florence Bernice "Bea" Helton 79, of Eldred, died Wednesday morning, July 21, 1999, at St. Clare's Hospital in Alton.

She was born Nov. 11, 1919, near Spanky, the daughter of John and Daisy Cope Holtswarth. She married Harlin "Alec" Helton on July 25, 1936, in Crown Point, Ind., and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1992.

She is survived by three daughters. Betty (Husband, Bill) Wilson of Salt Lake City, Utah, Doris (husband, Don) Pranger of Carrollton and Jo (husband, Pete) McCadden of Fort Smith, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Frances Logan of Anchorage, Alaska. She was preceded in death by one brother, Froman Holtswarth.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with the Rev. Jon Lobos officiating. The eulogy was delivered by her daughter, Betty Wilson. Organ music was provided by Diane Wolfley. Pallbearers were Gary Holtswarth, Tommy Logan, Vance Daniel, Steve East Chuck Schirz and Gene Todd. Burial was at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Eldred.

Memorials are suggested to the Eldred Baptist Church Kitchen or the charity of the donor's choice.


HOLTERFIELD, CLEO C.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., April 09, 2003

Cleo C. Holterfield, 79, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 7, 2003, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

Born in Hardin on Sept. 7, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Rhinesocke Holterfield. On August 3, 1946, he married the former Betty Branham in Hardin and she survives.

Mr. Holterfield , following his service in World War II in the Army Air Corps, went to work for Columbiana Seed Co. and later Carl Breckon, farming and managing livestock. He was a member of the Eldred American Legion Post and St. Johnís Catholic Church.

Also surviving are three daughters, Linda and Jim Osborn of Carrollton, Patty Becker and her loving companion, Rick Hires of Carrollton, Sherry and Todd Rausch of College Station, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jason Osborn, Ryan Osborn, Matt Becker, Chris Becker, Dana Becker, Kaylee Rausch and Luke Rausch; and five great-grandchildren, Morgan Becker, Mattisan Becker, Jonah Becker, Lauren Osborn and Nathan Osborn. Several nieces and nephews also survive, as well as a sister-in-law, Ilene Holterfield (wife of the late Joe Holterfield) of Jerseyville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Franke and Irene Godar; and a brother, Joe Holterfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton. Burial will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Johnís School, the American Heart Association or the Greene County Health Department.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


HYDE, ARNOLD B.

The Telegraph - Alton, IL., Sunday, November 24, 2002

Arnold B. Hyde, 82, died at 12:44 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Jersey Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville.

Born Sept. 13, 1920, in Woodville Township, he was the son of Fred and Grace Brannan Hyde.

He married the former Betty Ray Aug. 16, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo.. She died April 26, 1999.

A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he served on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged from the 2nd Marine Division in October 1945. He trucked for Kenneth Brannan, worked at the Implement Co. in Calhoun County and later worked at Greene County Farm Supply Co. for 31 years as a petroleum salesman and credit manager, retiring in 1988. A member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton, he was also a member of the Marine Corps League in Jerseyville, the Knights of Columbus, the Carrollton Lions Club and the American Legion.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia "Cindy" and Keith Tapen of Carrollton; three granddaughters, Amanda Settles, Ginger and Jamie Tapen; two great-grandchildren, Delaney and Luke Settles; and two nieces.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Hyde.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church.

Burial will be at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Greene County Health Department, Blessing Hospice, the American Cancer Society or for masses.

Messages of condolence may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


HYDE, BETTY RAY

Gazette-Patriot - Carrollton IL April 29, 1999

Mrs. Betty Ray Hyde, 74, of Carrollton died Monday evening, April 26, 1999, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton.

She was born Feb. 25, 1925, near Eldred, the daughter of Robert Ray and Reva (Chapman) Ray Hunter, She married Arnold Hyde Aug. 16, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo., and he survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her stepfather, Bob Hunter of New Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Cynthia) Tapen of Carrollton; three granddaughters, Amanda, Ginger and Jamie Tapen; and a sister, Virginia Green of Memphis, Mo.

A brother, Freddie "Huck" Ray, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hyde had worked for 18 years at the Greene County Health Department. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Carrollton, Catholic Daughters of America, and Second Marine Division Association.

Visitation was Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where a prayer service was conducted at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be given to St. John's Catholic Church or American Lung Association.


JONES, WILHELMINA BERDENA

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., October 15, 2001

CARROLLTON -- Wilhelmina Berdena "Toots" Jones, 97, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001. Private services will be conducted at a later date with interment at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Eldred. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.


KIMBREL, CODY ALLEN

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., September 11, 2001

FIELDON -- Cody Allen Kimbrel, 8, was pronounced deat at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, near his residence as a result of head injuries from a tree falling.

He was born in Belleville, May 3, 1993, and was the son of Daniel Kimbrel of Fieldon and Victoria (Campbell) Howard of Columbia.

A third grader in Mrs. Clark's class at Fieldon Elementary School, Cody enjoyed being outdoors either swimming, fishing, hunting for frogs and arrowheads, swinging on ropes and bicycling with his brother.

In addition to his parents, surviving are a brother, Eric Scott Campbell of Columbia; two sisters, Alyssa Marie Kimbrel of Fieldon and Lexi Howard of Columbia; his grandparents, Clifford and Betty Kimbrel of Fieldon, Virgil and Mary Campbell of Belleville, Patricia and Joseph Clay of Columbus, Ohio; his great-grandparents, Warren Kimbrel of O'Fallon, Mo., Jesse Newberry of New Athens, Thurman and Sue Randolph of Dupo and Christine Campbell of Sikeston, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jon Lobos will officiate.

He will be laid to rest at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Eldred.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family for a monument at the gravesite in memory of Cody in care of Jacoby Funeral Home.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., September 11, 2001

Town mourns boy killed by tree

By LAURA PRANAITIS, Jerseyville bureau chief

FIELDON -- Family and friends are mourning the death of a young Fieldon boy who will be laid to rest Thursday after he was killed by a falling tree in a freak accident at his home. Cody Allen Kimbrel, 8, died instantly from massive head injuries. He was pronounced dead by Jersey County Coroner Larry Alexander at 5:26 p.m. Saturday.

Friends said Kimbrel was killed when a 20-foot decaying tree suddenly toppled onto the back deck on which he was playing at his home. The impact knocked him to the ground and the tree then fell on top of him, killing him instantly.

He was a third-grade student at Fieldon Elementary School. School faculty told classmates of his untimely death Monday morning.

Fieldon resident Leslea Ontis, whose son was in Kimbrel's class, said Kimbrel's brother and two sisters were playing in the yard and his mother and two grandparents were inside the house when the accident happened.

The Jersey County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident, but officials from the department said they were not sure what caused the tree to fall over.

Jersey County, like much of the rest of the area, has suffered from a deluge of wind and rain throughout the summer that has weakened or toppled other trees.

Kimbrel's home is located in Fieldon near the Spanky Bridge at Macoupin Creek on the Eldred Blacktop. The child was the son of Daniel Kimbrel of Fieldon and Victorie Howard of Columbia.

The family described Cody as a typical 8-year-boy, one who enjoyed being outdoors, swimming, fishing, hunting for frogs and arrowheads, swinging on ropes and biking with his brother.

Jersey Community School District Superintendent Cyndy Rice said parents of students in Kimbrel's class were notified by mail of his death and social workers were on hand at the school Monday to help Kimbrel's classmates deal with the death of their friend.

"The kids were encouraged to ask questions and talk about it for as long as they needed to by teachers and counselors," Rice said. "A lot of the students in that class are making cards for (Kimbrel's) family."

Rice said students will be allowed to leave school if they wish to attend Kimbrel's visitation and funeral. The visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home.

Kimbrel then will be buried in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Eldred.

Rice said the school has set up a memorial fund for Kimbrel's family to help them erect a monument in memory of Kimbrel at his gravesite. She said donations can be made to the school and will go into the memorial fund.

Donations can also be given to the family through Jacoby Funeral Home.

"They'll probably need all the help they can get at a time like this," Ontis said.


LEE, GAFFORD E.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., July 01, 2001

JERSEYVILLE -- Gafford E. "Jimmy" Lee, 80, formerly of Greene County, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2001. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eldred Memorial Gardens in Eldred. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.


LEVI, MARTHA L. DARR

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., April 20, 2002

CARROLLTON Martha L. Levi, 95, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton.

Born March 23, 1907, in Bluffdale Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Adeline (Flatt) Darr.

She married Lloyd P. "Doc" Levi May 27, 1927, in Alton. He died Dec. 23, 1994.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Hillig of Carrollton, and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were four sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Eldred.

Memorials may be made to Reisch Memorial Nursing Home.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of the arrangements.


PRUITT, ISHMAEL R.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton IL., February 1, 1996

Ishmael R. Pruitt, 81, of Eldred, died Friday morning, Jan. 26,1996, at the North American Health Care Center in White Hall.

He was born March 24, 1914, in Walkerville, the son of Robert B. and Mary Wood Pruitt. He married Mary L. Dale Jan. 5, 1933, in Carrollton. She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann Hansen of Ellisville, Mo.; two sons, Bob Pruitt of Eldred and Dick Pruitt of Alton; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nephews. He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Nellie Chapman; and a half-brother, Ed Pruitt.

Mr. Pruitt had been a farmer and a TV/radio repairman.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the cemetery or the Eldred Baptist Church.


RICHTER, ZODA K.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., December 6, 2001

CARROLLTON -- Zoda K. Richter, 91, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

Born near Hillcrest on Nov. 7, 1910, he was the son of the late William "Bill" and Nona P. (Peacock) Richter.

He married the former Marjorie Becker in 1937 and she died April 24, 1989. On Jan. 17, 1997, in Carlinville, he married Wilma Caldwell. She preceded him in death in 2000.

A supervisor with Columbiana Seed Company for 50 years, he retired in 1982. He was baptized Lutheran, but always considered himself just an humble Christian.

Surviving are two daughters, and sons-in-law, Linda and Bruce McGuire and Judy and Daryl Riechmann, all of Carrollton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Norma Richter of Eldred; six grandchildren, Ryan, Jered, Stacy, Tena Marie, Robyn D'Lynn and Kris; and seven great-grandchildren, Tara Marie, Nathan, Amanda Gail, Gabriel, Shanie Gail, Colt Nathaniel and Skyler Zo.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tad M. Riechmann and two brothers, Merlin W. "Dough" Richter and Orville D. "Friz" Richter.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday.

Burial will follow in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the CCUHS Class of '59 Project Fund.


ROACH, MARY IRENE MIELKE

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., October 15, 2001

JERSEYVILLE -- Mary Irene Roach, 91, formerly of Carrollton, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville.

Born Aug. 6, 1910, in Hardin, she was the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Delaney) Mielke.

She was a homemaker, enjoyed working in the yard, loved traveling to Branson, Mo. to attend thecountry music shows there and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

On Aug. 28, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. she married Benjamin Roach. He died Sept. 28, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Lance Price of Eldred and Rosalie and David Ruyle of Carrollton; a son, Eugene Mielke of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

A grandson, Gary "Giggles" Price preceded her in death in 1992.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Eldred.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


SAVAGE, ZELMA L. HERMENS

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, August 21, 2003

Mrs. Zelma L. Savage, 84, of Eldred died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

She was born Feb. 5, 1919, near Eldred, the daughter of Charles L. and Laura Maude (Woolsey) Hermens. She married Wayne Savage Aug. 27, 1946, in Jerseyville, and he died Jan. 31, 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Savage of Eldred; a son, Kent Savage of Eldred; a brother, Charles L. Hermens of Seattle, Wash.; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Hermens and Glen Hermens.

Mrs. Savage had worked in her early years at the Billy Martin Store and Post Office in Eldred. She attended the Eldred Baptist Church and was secretary/treasurer for the Sunday school for 63 years. She was a member of Royal Neighbors and the Modern Woodmen.

Friends may call from 6:30 a.m. Friday at Eldred Memorial Gardens, until service time at 7:30 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton or Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.


SNYDER, RICHARD F.

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 30, 2002

Richard F. Snyder, 64, died unexpectedly at 1:20 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Born Jan. 17, 1938, in Walkerville, he was a son of the late Richard A. and Mildred (Ruyle) Snyder.

He married the former Hazel Evans. They later divorced. He married the former Clara Gilbert May 31, 1997. She survives.

An employee at Laclede Steel in Alton for 38 years until retiring, he was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Jeff Bone of Greenfield; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard D. Snyder of Carrollton, Mike and Denise Snyder of Carrollton and Samuel Snyder, at home; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister and her husband, Sharon and Warren Range of Carrollton; and a brother and his wife, Frank and Jane Snyder of Kane.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, an infant, Charlotte, and Shirley Settles; and an infant granddaughter, Sara Scott.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Jon Lobos.

Burial will be in the Eldred Memorial Gardens in Eldred.

Memorials may be given to Samuel Snyder, care of the State Bank of Eldred or Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.


STULTS, FRANCIS (RUBLE) DAY

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., August 13, 2001

CARROLLTON -- Frances Day Stults, 73, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton.

Born in Pike County on Feb. 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Z. Elsie (Shellhorse) Ruble.

She spent a good portion of her life caring for the elderly and attended Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton.

She first married Clyde Day on June 11, 1945. He died June 4, 1981. She married Dean Stults on April 19, 1995. He survives.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jim Jones of Carrollton; two sons and their spouses, Terry and Connie Day and Steve and Margaret Day, all of Carrollton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Roach of Hamburg and Georgia Lee smith of Pleasant Hill.

Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church in Carrollton.

Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Eldred.

Memorials may be made to the church or Blessing Hospice of Greene County.


WHITLOCK, RALPH W.

Thursday, February 7, 2002, Carrollton, Ill., Gazette-Patriot 5

Ralph W. Whitlock, 89, of Carrollton died Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2002, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

He was born July 19, 1912, in Jersey County, the son of Peter A. and Rosa Lela (Thiel) Whitlock. He married Virginia Lemon Sept. 30, 1939, at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Lois (husband Martin) Andrews of Jerseyville and Judith (husband Darrell) Runyon of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter H. "Jack" (wife Mary) Whitlock of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Irene Wagner, Helen Idela Whitaker, and Edith Roberta Whitlock in infancy; and a brother, Edwin Beal Whitlock.

Mr. Whitlock was a farmer and heavy equipment operator. He had served as the first motion picture projectionist for the movie theater above Schild's store in Eldred from the silent pictures up to the "talkies," quitting in 1938.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, until memorial service time at 11 a.m. Burial of cremains will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer and Related Disorders Foundation or to the American Heart Association.


WILLENBURG, WILBUR W.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, March 13, 2003

Wilbur W. Willenburg, 62, of Carrollton died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

He was born Jan. 25, 1941, in Calhoun County, the son of Walter and Alice (Zimmerman) Willenburg. He married the former Rosemary Edwards Oct. 24, 1964, in Jerseyville, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Nancy Willenburg of White Hall and David and Cindy Willenburg of Carrollton; a daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Dean Garner of Eldred; four grandchildren, Ronnie Garner, Richie Garner, Brendan Willenburg, and Katelyn Willenburg; and two sisters, Joyce (husband Wally) Davenport of Jacksonville and Margie Wollenweber of South Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Leslie "Dick" Wollenweber.

Mr. Willenburg worked at Kroger in Carrollton for 38 years, just retiring recently. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


WILLIS, MARIE I. GODAR

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., October 07, 2003

CARROLLTON Marie I. Willis, 83, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at her residence. She was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Hardin to the late August and Alta Humphrey Godar.

She married Gene Willis in St. Charles, Mo., on June 27, 1942. He died Sept. 29, 1996.

She was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America Court of St. Joan, both in Carrollton.

Her door was always open and a pot of coffee was always on. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol (husband, Harold) Becker of Normal, Cathy (husband, David) Williams-Hobold of Carrollton, Liz (husband, Eric) Ivers of Jerseyville, Barb (husband, Gary) Simpson of Fieldon; nine grandchildren, Jeff, Doug and Steve Becker, Matt Williams, Natasha Foiles, Jason and Luke Ivers, Todd and Kristy Simpson; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Kinder of Golden Eagle and Beth Arnold of Jerseyville; three brothers, Jerome Godar of Hardin, Robert Godar of Glenwood, Ind., and David Godar of Hardin.

In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Billy Godar, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a 6 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Carrollton.

Burial will be in Eldred Memorial Gardens at Eldred.

Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County or a church of your choice.

Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.


YOUNT, THOMAS

Gazette-Patriot - Carrollton, Ill., Thursday, July 25, 2002

Thomas Yount, 76, of Roodhouse died Saturday morning, July 20, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Kennett, Mo., the son of Omrey and Avis T. (Evans) Yount. He married Bonnie D. Moore Nov. 16, 1946, in Pocahantas, Ark., and she died Feb. 9, 1993.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas (wife Nancy) Yount of Roodhouse and Edward (wife Gloria) Yount of Tompall, Tex.; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters , Eithel Wallace of Granite City and Wanda Faulkner of Oceanside, Calif.; six brothers, Jess A. Yount of Arnold, Mo., Jim Yount of Potosi, Mo., John Yount of Cambridge, England, Frank Yount of Tucson, Ariz., Larry Yount of DeSota, and Jerry Yount of Walls, Miss.

He was preceded in death by a stepgrandchild; and a brother, Gene Yount.

Mr. Yount was a World War II Navy veteran and was a certified meat cutter. He had attended New Life Church in White Hall.

Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, followed by graveside rites at 11:15 a.m. at Eldred Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Research or New Life Church.


BORMAN, EMERIT

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., March 20, 2005

Emerit P. Borman, 89, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.

Born Nov. 10, 1915, in Woodville Township, he was the son of Martin A. and Ada Schild Borman.

He married the former Opal Richey on April 26, 1937, in Carrollton. She died Feb. 16, 2004.

He worked for many years at Caterpillar Corp. in Peoria and, after retirement, returned to Carrollton. He loved golf. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Binkele of Eldred; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Maggie Borman of Carrollton, Mike and Connie Borman of Lancaster, Calif., and Gene and Jennifer Borman of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Alison and her husband, Tim, Knabe of Eldred, Steve Borman of Jacksonville, Ill., Andy and his wife, Carrie, Borman of Douglas, Wyo., Cathy Davis of Carrollton, Kim and her husband, Phil, Royer of Montesano, Wash., David Borman of Lancaster, Calif., and Kelly and her husband, Curtis, Jenkins of Kaysville, Utah; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Herbert Borman.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton.

Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Eldred.

Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Condolences can be left online at www. airsman-hires.com.


COONROD, ARCHIE JAMES SR.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, ILL., Thursday, February 10, 2005

Greene County native Archie James Coonrod Sr., 57, of Jacksonville died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Born in Carrollton Nov. 6, 1945, the son of Roberta Coonrod Vujnich, he was reared by his grandparents, Jim and Mary Coonrod.

Surviving are two daughters, Veronica Borden of Troy and Tabatha Godar of Greenfield; two sons, Archie J. Coonrod Jr., of Swansea and John Coonrod of Florida; four grandchildren, Tommy, Levi, Luke, and Kyle; two sisters, Lynn Ebert of O'Fallon, Mo., and Vicki McConnell of St. Louis; and a cousin, Roberta "Bobbie" Lockhart of Carrollton who was reared as a sister in the Coonrod home.

One brother, Elmer "Butchie" Williamson preceded him in death.

Mr. Coonrod was a veteran, serving with the US Navy from 1962 to 1965. He worked for several years for barge lines on the Mississippi River and for many years at EMI in Jacksonville.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Eldred Memorial Gardens. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge, of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


WHEELER, JOHN

The Telegraph, Alton, IL., December 17, 2000

John 'Pee Wee' Wheeler

ELDRED -- John "Pee Wee" Wheeler, 67, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 19, 1933, in Greenfield, he was the son of the late Rockwell "Rocky" and Lucille (Clendenen) Wheeler. He married the former Doris Mason Feb. 27, 1961. They were divorced.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean Conflict and had been a truck driver for many years, the last 15 years for Cisco Steel, retiring in 1997. He was an active member of the Eldred American Legion Post and for many years helped conduct countless military rites for deceased veterans.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Green of Brussels; two sons, Rick and Joe Wheeler, both of Eldred; five grandchildren, Jimmy, Amanda, Sam, Lucas and Molly; and two sisters, Claudia Denny of Hardin and Ellen Stephany of Sanford, Fla.

Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military rites by the Eldred American Legion.Friends may visit at the cemetery from 12:15 p.m. until service time Tuesday.

Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by: Allen Handling
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