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BUBB, Verna, died 14-08-1983. Verna Bubb, died Aug. 14 at Astoria hospital in Jacksonville. She was the wife of Harvey S Bubb, who was principal of Otterville school from 1951-55.


BUCHANAN, Margaret Irene (Ward), born 06-03-1878, died 05-1970, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Margaret Irene Buchanan, 92, of St. Louis, sister of Mrs. Ed Ringhausen Died at Lincoln County Hospital at Troy, MO. Orev. Robert E Larson officiated at services from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born March 6, 1878 she was the daughter of the late Jonah & Mary (Plummer) Ward. Her husband was the late Henry Buchanan. She is survived by 2 Sons, Howard Wagener of St Louis and Earl Wagener of Chicago; 1 daughter, Mrs. Eva L. Crabtree of St Louis; 5 grandchildren; 3 sister, Mrs. Maude Lewis of Pompano Beach, FL, Mrs. Anna Richardson of Hammond, IN, and Mrs. Ed Ringhausen.


BUCHHOLZ, Charles, born 11-01-1865, Germany, died 06-09-1950, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Charles Buchholz, 86, a retired farmer of the Godfrey-Beltrees area, died Sept. 6, at Alton Memorial hospital. He had been ill at home and had been a patient at the hospital for 3 months. Funeral services were held at St Alphonsus church in Brighton. Father Philip Newman, pastor of the church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Buchholz was born in Germany on Jan. 11, 1865. He came with his parents to the US at the age of 6 and settled with them in the Beltrees community. Later he moved to a farm near Godfrey where he had farmed until his retirement 15 years ago. He made his home prior to entering the hospital with a daughter, Mrs. Anna Oulson, in Godfrey. His wife, Barbara (Wagener) Buchholz, whom he married in 1890, preceded him in death in 1948. Surviving are 7 daughters, Mrs. Oulson, Mrs. Mary Whitley of Jerseyville, Mrs. Lena Wyman and Mrs. Kate Runtz of Godfrey, Mrs Clara Higdon of Brighton, Mrs. Theresa Moss and Mrs. Fern Bright of Griggsville; 3 sons, Tony of Godfrey, Joseph of AR, and Frank B Uchholz of MO. 1 son, Philip, died 1 yr ago. He also leaves 33 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


BUCHHOLZ, Gertrude, born 1830, died 06-1905. Mrs. Gertrude Bucholtz, 75, died at the county farm. Funeral conducted by Rev. J. B Wand from St. Michael church.


BUCK, Larry E., born 1970, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 25-01-1990. Larry E Buck, 20, and his wife, Michelle M. (Gerling) Buck, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident Jan. 25, 1990. The couple was married Sept. 1, 1989 in Edwardsville. Larry was an asbestos removal trainee and Michell was a nurse's aide at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He was born in Jerseyville, son of Mary (Vogel) Mitchell of Brighton and the late Larry Lee Buck. Surviving are his mother, his grandparents, Gene & Bernice Buck of Medora and Katherine Huff of the state of Washington; 2 brothers, Dennis Buck of Godfrey and Jason Buck of Brighton; 2 sisters, Sherri Brockaw of Pensacola, FL, and Amy Buck of Brighton.


BUCK, Lewis, born 03-02-1908, Ashburn, died 28-05-1984, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Lewis Buck, 76, died May 28, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton . He was born Apr. 3, 1908 in Ashburn, MO to the late Asa C. & Ima (Northcut) Buck and was a cook at Alton State Mental hospital. His wife, Katie Marie (Irwin) Buck, died March 11, 1981. His is survived by 1 nephew, Philip Armour of Hannibal, MO and 1 Sis-in-law, Luella Sutton of Grafton. His parents, wife, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded him in death. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers funeral home, Grafton. Rev Leo Beller officiated and burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery.


BUCK, Michelle (Gerling), born Highland, Madison County, Illinois, died 25-01-1990. Michelle Buck, 21, daughter of Paul & Gladys (Mcdermott) Gerling of Cottage Hills, was pronounced died at the scene of an auto accident, which also killed her husband. She had married Larry E Buck, Sept. 1, 1989, in Edwardsville. Surviving are her parents, 5 sisters, Linda Mcelis and Melody Haring Both of Edwardsville, Kelly Hahs of Bethalton and Samantha and Stephanie Gerling, Both of Cottage Hills; and her Grandparents, Charlotte McDermott, Paul W Gerling and Mary Lautner, all of Edwardsville. Visitation was from Elias-smith funeral home in Alton, where a combined service was held.


BUCKLES, John, died 14-02-1880, buried Otterville cemetery. John Buckles, sr, 81, died at the home of John Jr., on Feb. 14, he had been a member of the Presbyterian church in Virden, IL. Rev Mr. Tarbet had the funeral service and burial was in Otterville cemetery. Pallbearers were: Addison Green, Joseph Marshaw, A Calhoun, Moses Hamor, Jacob Utt, J. Dodson, Daniel Cornelius and ---- Ross.


BUCKLES, John E., born 10-12-1870, Newbern, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1953, buried Otterville cemetery. John E Buckles, 83, died at a hospital in Pueblo, CO. Word was received here by his niece, Mrs. Walter Knight. Mr Buckles was a son of the late John & Mahala (Chappell) Buckles and was born Dec. 10, 1870 at Newbern. He had been away from this area about 48 years. Funeral services were held at Davis funeral home in Pueblo and the body was taken to the Denver crematory. The ashes were returned to Jersey county for burial in the family lot at Otterville.


BUCKLES, Mahala, born 1830, died 25-11-1911, buried Noble cemetery. Mahala Buckles, 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Logan in Plymouth, in, Nov.25. Remains were brougt to Jersey County and funeral from her old home, now residence of E E Reed, near Dow. Rev Wm. Logan, her son-in-law officiated with burial in Noble cemetery, Otterville. Survivors are Mrs. E E Reed, Mrs. Wm. Logan, Richard and John Buckles of St. Louis and Charles Buckles.


BUEHLMAN, Joseph W., born 1922, Newbern, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-1985. Joseph W Buehlman, 63, of Godfrey, died at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. Born in Newburn, a son of the late William & Sadie (Gray) Buehlman, he was a millwright at Alton Box Board for 35 yrs, retiring in June 1982. He married Catherine (Geisen) Buehlman on June 30, 1942 at St. Mary Catholic church, Alton, she survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Deborah Lovell of Godfrey and Sandra Donnelly of Naples, FL; 2 sons, Richard of Union City, TN and Dr Kenneth Buehlman of Vincennes, IN; 5 grandchildren; and a -incomplete


BUESEN, Nicholas, born 1840, Holstein, Germany, died 1921, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Captain Nicolas Buesen, 81 yrs, 1 mo, 29 days, died at Lutheran hospital, St Louis, after a brief illness. He had been at the hospital about 4 weeks. A change for the worse came Sat afternoon, and Mrs. N B Porter and Mrs I D Snedeker, sister-in-law and niece of Captain Buesen were called to St. Louis. His step-son and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Gus Casavant of Chicago, were also called to St. Louis. Another stepson, Leo Casavant, arrives this evening from Detroit, but Louis Casavant of New York cannot be here for the funeral. Mrs Snedeker returned Sun evening from St. Louis, but Mrs. Porter and other relatives will accompany the body to Jerseyville on the train Tuesday am. It was taken to Mrs. Porter's home where the funeral was held. Rev L. W. Porter officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove mausoleum. His nephews, Herman and Walter Gossrau of St. Louis, Otto Kramer of Alton, Paul Porter of Chicago, Alfred Figgen of Quincy, and Fred W Eck of Jerseyville were the active pallbearers. Honorary pall bearers were Judges Charles S White, Fred Jacobs, Jacob Wagner, Frank Miller, Isaac D Snedeker, John Brokamp, John J. Mcguire and Edward Cross. Among those from out of town attending services were: Capt John Herman, Mrs. R Gossrau, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Gossrau and Daughter, Irma, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Gossrau, Walter Gossrau, and Miss Tessie Bertman of St. Louis; Mr & Mrs. O Kramer and son, Carl, Mr. & Mrs. Meyer and the latter's mother, Mrs. Kramer, Mrs. Bertha Bertman and dauters, Misses Bertha Marie and Louise Bertman, Mr. Elble and Charles Seibold of Alton; Mr. & Mrs Gus Casavant, Paul Porter and Mrs. Geo D Doge of Chicago; Leo Dasavant of Detroit, MI; Alfred H. Figgen of Quincy; Mr. & Mrs. John Bertman of Rockbridge and Mrs. Minnie Sloan of Carrollton. Captain Buesen, was one of the best known men in Jerseyville and had a picturesque career and was a river boat captain when the river traffic was in the days of its youth and romance. Capt Buesen was born in Holstein, Germany, and came to the USA at the age of 18. When he was unable to speak the language. He attended night school while being employed in the coal business and saved money with which he later entered the river trade business. -------a, Missouri accepted a position in a dry goods house. With this firm he remained until the latter part of 1864 when he, together with 2 companions left for Vicksburg, Mississippi, where they expected to engage jointly in some mercantile business but owing to the war; they found things so unsettled that they did not think it prudent to venture into business at that place. Consequently they left Vicksburg and returned north as far as Memphis, TN; but as they did not meet with better encouragement in the latter city, his two companions left him and took passage on a steamer for St. Louis, while he remained in mMemphis and shortly afterwards took a position with a Mississippi river pilot as steersman on the steamer "Bell Creole" and from that time he followed steam-boating until the yera 1883, when on account of failing health he retired from the river. Capt Buesen has steamboated on nearly all of the western rivers, but most of his services were rendered on the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone, in the capacity of clerk, captain or pilot, as occasions required. He was in charge of the steamer "Key West" when that boat made the famous exploring trip up the Yellowstone river in Apr. 1873. This boat was sent up that stream by order of Gen Phil Sheridan to ascertain whether that river could be navigated as far as Powder river; the latter a tributary of the Yellowstone about 200 mi from its mouth. The boat after a careful sounding of the channel in a great many places, made a successful trip to its required destination, for which Capt Buesen had the honor of being rewarded with the first pilot's license issued for that river by the US government. In the capaciyy of pilot, he became very well known to traders and rivermen between St. Louis and the far northern points on the Mississippi in South Dakota. He acquired wealth and at one time he wrote a book on river trade in the northwest. While Capt of the Silver City, Buesen made many trips to Yanctown, SD when practically all of the river trading was being done by indians. On one occasion Buesen had as his passengers members of the original Seventh United States Cavalry, commanded by Gen Custer, with whom Buesen was well acquainted. On the 21 apr, ???? Capt Buesen was united in marriage to Mrs. Minnie Casavant, ------ f Louis J. Casavant. The --------home with Mrs Buesen's ---------helen Bertman in this ----------preceded him in death --------ago.surviving a niece Mrs. R Gossrau and 1 nephew John J. Herrman, and 3 stepsons. The body was taken to the a Kron Undertaking company.


BUFFINGTON, born 1822, died 22-05-1907. Mrs. Frances Buffington, 85, a former resident of Jerseyville, died at her home in Litchfield, May 22.


BUFFINGTON, Clark C., born 1844, Exeter, Scott County, Illinois, died 30-12-1881. Clark C. Buffington, 37, died Dec. 30, 1881 at the home of his parents in Jerseyville. He was born in Exeter, Scott County, IL. When 6 they moved to jeseyville. He finished his education in the old academy that used to be conducted in son's hall. Next he established and carried on with his brother, Cyrus in a durg store. Cyrus now of Indianola, IA. Clark enlisted in Army Co I 61st Reg of IL Infantry, was promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Served 3 years. Taught school for a time. Chief clerk in Ware's drug store. Funeral from Methodist church.


BUFFINGTON, Clinton G., born 22-05-1858, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1926, buried Litchfield cemetery. Dr Clinton G. Buffington, died at his home in Decatur. Mrs R B Tweedy, nNiece, received word on Mon. Funeral there and burial at Litchfield. He was born in Jerseyville May 22, 1858. In 1881 he graduated from St. Louis Medical College. He located at Fieldon and gradually extended his practice to include Jersey, Green and Calhoun countyies. 40 years ago he went to Litchfield to practice and later moved to Decatur. He was the last of a family of 7 children, decendents of Dr & Mrs. J. f Buffington. He leaves his wife, 1 son, Ld Buffington of Yoakum, TX. Mrs Robert Newton of Jerseyville is also a cousin of the deceased.


BUFFINGTON, Joseph, born 1806, Chester County, Pennsylvania, died 1883. Dr Joseph Buffington, 78, fell from a ladder in his barn. He was born in Chester county, PA. In 1806. In 1840, he married Frances (Gordon) Buffington. She is a sister to Mrs. Wm. Keith. They moved to Jerseyville in 1849. Surviving are his wife, 4 sons, Clinton and Colby, both doctors and Cyrus and Clark, both druggists; 1 daughter, Clara. In late years he taught school.


BUHMAN, Edwin William, born 06-07-1896, Springfield, Missouri, died 15-12-1975, buried Valhalla cemetery. Edwin William Buhman, 79, died Dec. 15 at his home. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev A A Ledebuhr officiated and interment was in Valhalla Mem Park cemetery. A WWI veteran, he was born on July 6, 1896 in Springfield, MO, a son of Henry & Sophia (Byers) Buhman. Buhman was a retired maintenance man at the former Luer Packing Comapny and West Jr. High School, Alton. He was a member of Jerseyville Senior Citizens Club and WWI barracks. Survivors are his widow, Ruth (Breitweiser) Buhman; 2 sons, William E of Marshalltown, IA and Ralph P of Dubuque, IA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Viola Burns of S Roxanna, IA, Mrs. Harvey (Marie) Menneger, Dell Rapids, SD, and Mrs. Dorothy Shock, Waterloo, IA; 2 step daughters Mrs. James (Mary) Webb, East St. Louis and Mrs. Paul (Helen) Cope of Alton; 2 brothers, Raymond of Alhambra, Ca, and Erwin of Waverly, IA; and 1 sister, Mrs. Letha Anderson of Alhambra, -incomplete


BUHRER, Helen (Brooks), born 20-07-1901, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-06-1988, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Helen Buhrer, 86, of Carrollton, died June 7, 1988 at Carlinville Terrace Nursing Home. She was born July 20, 1901 in Jersey County to the late Fred Land & Clara E Brooks. She married Dr W G. Buhrer on June 27, 1946. He died Jan. 2, 1969. She was a telephone operator. Survivors include a step daughter, Mabel Stringham of Bacaville, CA; 1 sister Pauline Hortin of Urbana; 1 brother Arthur Brooks of Godfrey; 1 step granddaughter; and 2 step great grandchildren. Graveside rites were held at Oak Grove cemetery with Rev Mike Michels officiating. Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis Society.


BUIS, Viola, died 06-03- , buried Cemetery Upper Alton cemetery. Mrs. Viola Buis, 80, of Rr1 Jerseyville died March 6 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home. Funeral rites were conducted from Gent Funeral home with Rev. Earl Clagg officiating. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Marcus Buis; 2 sons, George and Jesse, both of Jerseyville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Edward (Bessie) Lay of Walton, KY, Mrs Clinton (Mary) Hodge of Wood River and Mrs. Albert (Vera) Wiegand of Alton; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.


BULL, Asher A., born 1883, Gilead, Greene County, Illinois, died 10-1968, buried Oak Wood cemetery. Asher A Bull, 85 yrs-2 mo-28 days, died at a physicians office where he had been moved by ambulance. The Jerseyville resident was a son of the late George W & Mary (Carrico) Bull. He was born in Gilead. He is survived by his wife, Clara M. Bull; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gus (Mary) Orban of Brighton, Mrs. Ralph (Elizabaeth) Bauser and Mrs. Juitte (Norma) Gill of Alton; 2 sons, Floyd Harold Bull of Jerseyville, and Edward N Bull of Bowling Green, KY; 18 grandchildren; and 17 g-grandchildren. 5 children, Leslie and Rosalie, and 3 infants preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Gospel Assembly Church. Rev Harry Frazer and Rev. Louis Kappler officiated and burial was in Oak Wood Cemetery (Upper Alton). Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville.


BULLIER, Aloys, died 1911. Aloys Bullier, Assistant Cashier of the Bank of Calhoun, was fataly injured in an auto accident Sun pm. Dr Stephen Flatt, Jos Schmieder, Aloys Bullier, and Ray Pinro, (chauffeur), were returning from Deer Plain, where they had attended a Woodman's picnic. It was in the night and they met a team on a hill between Brussels and Hardin. In attempting to pass, the chauffeur lost control of his auto, and the machine started up a steep embankment and turned turtle. Flatt and Schmieder jumped, but Bullier and Pinro were caught under the machine. Bullier was crushed so badly that he died from the injuries Mon. afternoon. Dr Flatt sustained an injury to his leg and Schmieder on the head. Pinro received only slight injuries. Aloys Bullier was a bright young of exemplary character. He had been Assistant Cashier of the Bank of Calhoun since its organization. He is a step son of Capt M. A Kamp, of Kampsville, presisent of the bank. Mr Bullier leaves a wife and 1 child.


BUNGAY, Marguerite (Callahan), born Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-05-1978. Mrs. Marguerite Bungay, born and reared in Jerseyville, died May 13, in Florida. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Callahan sr. She is survived by her husband, Harry; 1 son, 1 daughter, and 1 brother, George of Syracuse, NY.


BUNSE, Arabelle L. (Erwin), born 07-03-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-07-1976, buried St. Francis cemetery. Arabelle L. Bunse, 66, of Jerseyville, died July 27, at Jerseyville Care center. She had been in ill health for some time. She was born in Jersey County on March 7, 1910, a daughter of John & Alice (Boyer) Erwin. Mrs Bunse was a member of Holy Ghost Altar Society, Democrat Women's Club, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was employed at Kranich drug store for a number of years and had formerly worked at the Jerseyville Branch of International Shoe Company. She is survived by 1 son, Edward E Bunse of East Alton; 1 grandchild; 2 sister, Mrs. William (Evelyn) Goshorn, Summerville, SC and Mrs. Mark (Marietta) Devening, Jerseyville; 4 brothers, Norman Erwin, Owen Erwin and Lawrence Erwin of Fieldon and James Erwin of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward C. Bunse who died Sept. 21, 1953, and 3 brothers. Visitation and rosary were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was held July 29, at Holy Ghost church with Rev. Robert Becker celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


BUNSE, Caroline, born 1829, died 06-12-1906, buried St. Mary cemetery. Mrs. Caroline Bunse, 77, died at home 10 miles northwest of Jerseyville, Dec. 6, 1906. Funeral from St. Mary Catholic church, Fieldon. Rev F A Marks.


BUNSE, Clara Marie (Homer), born 27-01-1905, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-07-1978, buried St. Mary cemetery. Clara Marie Bunse, 73, formerly of Jerseyville, died July 6, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. She was born Jan. 27, 1905 in Jersey county, a daughter of James & Laura (Davis) Homer. Her survivors are her husband, Clement Bunse whom she married June 22 1944 in TN; 3 sons, Leroy Hodge, Elvis Hodge and Paul Hodge of Alton; 3 daughters, Clara Ayres and Margie Sweet Ofalton and Mary Ketterer of Loveland, CO; 1 brother, Charles Homer of Alton, and 9 grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was from Holy Ghost Church, Father William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St Mary cemetery.


BUNSE, Clement Charles, born 07-02-1909, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-07-1985, buried St. Mary cemetery. Clement Charles Bunse, 76, of Jerseyville, died July 23, at Jersey Community hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1909, in Fieldon to the late Henry Bunse & Mary (Blaeser) Bunse. He married Clara Marie (Hodge) Bunse, June 22, 1943. She died July 6, 1978. He was a WWII veteran and worked as a carpenter. He was a member of Holy Ghost church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include stepsons, Elvis and Paul Hodge, both of Alton; daughter Mary Ketterer of Loveland, CO; step daughter, Clara Ayers and Marie Sweet both of Alton; and several step grandchildren. Visitaion and rosary were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral. home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was held July 25, with Rev William Hembrow as concelebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon.


BUNSE, Corinne E. (Sabatello), born Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, died 05-09-1991, buried St. Mary cemetery. Corinne e Bunse, died Sept. 5, 1991 at Christian hospital nw in St. Louis. She retired in 1988 as a speech therapist from Jersey Community unit district 100, after 37 years of service and had initiated the speech therapy department in 1949 for the district. Mrs Bunse was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma professional sorority and the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association Born in Chicago, she was a daughter of the late Michael L. & Adele (Passarella) Sabatello. She married Charles "Ed" Bunse Nov 6, 1954, in Chicago. Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Lisa Bunse of Houston, TX; and 3 sisters, Mary Lou Spitzer, Dolores Sabatello and Diana Iacoo all of Chicago. Visitation was held from Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville, rosary recited. Funeral mass at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville, with Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society or masses.


BUNSE, Frank C., born 26-07-1902, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-12-1981, buried St. Mary cemetery. Frank C. Bunse, 79, of Jerseyville died Dec. 23 at Jersey Community hospital. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost church with Father William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery. The retired farmer was born July 26, 1902 in Jersey county, a son of Henry & Mary (Blaeser) Bunse and was a lifelong Jersey County resident. He is survived by 2 brothers, Clement C. Bunse of Jerseyville and Henry Bunse of Alton, nieces and nephews.


BUNSE, Fred Joseph, born 09-02-1914, Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-09-1981, buried St. Mary cemetery. Fred Joseph Bunse, 67, died Sept. 20, 1981 at his residence. Funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost church, Father William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery. He was born Feb. 9, 1914, in English Township, a son of the late Henry and Mary (Blaeser) Bunse. He is survived by 3 brother, Henry Bunse of Alton, Clem and Frank of Jerseyville. Arrangements by Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Lewis & Clark Lung Association.


BUNSE, George Andrew, born 09-05-1905, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-07-1960, buried St. Mary cemetery. George Andrew Bunse, 55 yrs, 2 mo, 10 days, well known retired farmer of English Township, died unexpectedly July 19. He was at a local barber shop and complained of not feeling well. His son, Charles Edward, was called and took him to Jersey Community hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrval. He had suffered from a heart ailment the past few years. Visitation and rosary were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were from Holy Ghost church July 22. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Leonard Rathgeb and interment was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Mr Bunse was a son of the late Henry & Mary (Blaeser) Bunse and was born in Jersey County on May 9, 1905. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and Moose, Elks and Eagles Lodges. Surviving are his wife, Freda, son Charles Edward, and 5 brothers, Frank, Clement and Raymond Bunse of Jerseyville and Henry and Fred Bunse of Alton.


BUNSE, Henry V., born 11-10-1906, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 09-11-1982, buried St. Mary cemetery. Henry v Bunse, 76, died Nov. 9 at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1906 in Fieldon, son of Henry & Mary (Blaser) Bunse. He was a retired letter carrier. He married Hattie M. (Heitzman) Bunse and she died Dec. 20, 1980. He leaves 1 daughter, Sandra Young of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Clem Bunse; 2 grandchildren. Parents, wife and 5 brothers preceded him in death. Burial in St. Mary cemetery at Fieldon.


BUNSE, John Rexford, born 30-04-1919, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 28-09-1952, buried St. Francis cemetery. John Rexford Bunse, 33 yrs, 4 mo, 28 days, a native of Jerseyville, died Sept. 28, at his home in Centerline, MI. He was employed as a press operator for the D&S Stamping company in Utica, MI. Mr Bunse was a son of the late Peter Bunse & Katherine (Fitzgerald) Bunse and was born in Jerseyville, Apr. 30, 1919. He is survived by 2 sons, 2 brothers, Fred L. Bunse of Van Dyke, MI and C. Francis Bunse of Washington; 1 Sister, Mrs. Catherine Danner of Centerline, MI, and his mother. The body was brought to Jerseyville and taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Walker Daniels, where friends called. Funeral services were held Oct. at St. Francis church with Rev. Father John J. Clancy officiating. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


BUNSE, Raymond Anthony, born16-04-1921, Jersey County, Illinois, died 21-05-1975, buried St. Mary cemetery. Raymond Anthony Bunse, 54, of Jerseyville, died May 21, at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton. He had been injured in accident and had been previously hospitalized at Homer G. Phillips hospital, St. Louis. He was moved to Alton where he had been a patient for 1 week and his death was unexpected. A construction laborer, he was born Apr. 16, 1921 in Jersey county, a son of Henry & Mary (Blaeser) Bunse and was a WWII veteran. Bunse was a member of Holy Ghost church, Foruth Degree Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Worthey Post American Legion and VFW, Jerseyville, Alton Labor Local Union and was Democratic Committeman in the 1st Precinct. Survivors are his widow, Wanda (Ulery) Bunse, a RN at Jersey Community hospital; 2 sons, Gerald and Michael of Jerseyville; 3 daughters, Barbara of Osceola, AR, Theresa and Carol at home; 4 brothers, Clem and Frank Bunse of Jerseyville, Henry Bunse of Alton and Fred Bunse of Bunker Hill. His parents and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost church with Rev. Robert Heintz celebrant. Interment was in St. Mary cemetery. Military services at graveside were conducted by American Legion and VFW.


BUNSE, William, born 01-01-1920, Jersey County, Illinois, died 16-06-1994, buried St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. William "Bill" Bunse, 74, died June 16, 1994, at Mease Countyside hospital, Safety Harbor, FL, after a lengthy illness. He was an operator engineer at Shell Oil company for 42 yrs, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Pt Boat Association of Memphis, TN, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308 and YMCA Retiree's Club, both in Alton. Born in Jersey county, Jan. 1, 1920, he was a son of the late John & Barbara (Dunnigin) Bunse. He married Anita (Hufker) Bunse in Alton Oct. 25, 1947. She died June 20, 1981. He married the former Martha H. (Barnhorn) Jones Oct. 15, 1983, in Godfrey. She survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Elaine Bunse Bullens of Peoria and Diane Bunse Rizzo of Holland, MI; 1 stepdaughter, Jean Grimes of Godfrey; 1 stepson, Le Roy Jones of Elsah; and 2 step grandchildren. 1 son, Alan Bunse, preceded him in death. Visitation was held at Staten funeral home in Alton, with prayer service at 7:30. Rev Virgil Mank celebrated a funeral mass at St. Ambrose catholic church in Alton. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. Memorials may be given to masses, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Pt Boat Association


BUNZY, Pete, born 04-02-1892, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 26-11-1951, buried St. Francis cemetery. Pete Bunzy, 59 yrs, 9 mo, 22 days, a former resident of Jerseyville, died suddenly at his home in Van Dyke, MI, Nov. 26. Remains were brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville and later moved to the home of his sister, Mrs. Walker Daniels, where friends called. Funeral services were held Nov.30, at St. Francis church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Father Eugene Griffin and interment was in St. Francis cemetery. He was a son of the late William & Mary (Henrion) Bunzy and was born in Jerseyville, Feb. 4, 1892. He was employed as a steel worker in MI. Surviving are, 1 daughter, Mrs. Catherine Dammer; 2 sons, Frederick and Rexford Bunzy, all of Van Dyke; 2 grandchildren; and 5 sister, Mrs. Clyde Cope, Mrs. Walker Daniels, Mrs Amiel Darr, Mrs. Ira Darr and Mrs. Keith Gilleland all of Jerseyville.


BURCH, Dale Linden, born 09-12-1906, Greene County, Illinois, died 30-12-1970, buried Kane cemetery. Dale Linden Burch, of Jerseyville, died at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton Dec. 30. Funeral services were held at Kane Baptist Church, New Years day. Rev Earl Clagg officiated and burial was in Kane cemetery. Visitation from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Mr Burch, a retired mould maker at Owens Illinois company, was a native of Greene County. He was born Dec. 9, 1906, a son of the late Edson & Stella (Varble) Burch. Survivors are 1 sister, Mrs. Stella Mae Clendenen of Kane; 1 brother, Ralph R Burch of Jerseyville; 8 nephews and 6 nieces. He was a member of King Solomon Lodge, AF & AM, Kane Elizabeth Chapter Eastern Star, Kane and Kane Baptist Church. Mr Burch was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brother, Dee and Alva Burch, and 1 sister Edna Burch.


BURCH, Debra Lynn, born 22-07-1966, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-10-1974 buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Debra Lynn Burch, 8, daughter of Leonard & Betty (Pickett) Burch, RR Carrollton, died Oct. 6 at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was a third gGrade student of Carrollton elementary school. She was born July 22, 1966 in Jerseyville. Surviving are her parents, 1 sister, Tammy, at home and 2 half sisters, Mrs. Steven (Cindy) Mcgough of Clovis, NM, and Mrs. Edward (Carla) Shaw of Kane. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Robert Gridley of Mt Gilead church officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURCH, Fred L., born26-03-1904, Greene County, Illinois, died 16-12-1979, buried Kane cemetery. Fred L. Burch, 74, of Kane, died Dec. 16, at Jersey Community hospital. Burch was born March 26, 1904 in Greene County. He was the son of Jacob & Emma (Richline) Burch. He married Thelma Greeene Apr. 24, 1944 in Jerseyville. He was a farmer. Survivors aare his wife; 2 sons, Norman Burch of Jerseyville and Herschel Burch of Fosterburg; 2 step sons, Norman Abbott of Columbia, SC and Robert Abbott of Grafton; 3 daughters, Rozella Hinson, Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Robuck of Roodhouse; 1 brother, Harry Burch of Rockbridge; 3 sisters, Ella Freand of Jerseyville, Mae Freand of Kane and Fay Mcadams of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation and funeral were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Turner officiated and interment was in Kane cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


BURCH, Harold Alvin, born 05-07-1902, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, died 25-10-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Harold Alvin Burch, 70, of R2 Jerseyville, died Oct. 25 at Jersey Community hospital. Born July 5, 1902 in Litchfield, he was the son of Perry & Mollie (Armstrong) Burch. Mr Burch was an insurance agent with Farmers Mutual crop ins, and a member of Jerseyville Lodge AF & AM. Survivors are his wife, Imogene (Dunham) Burch, 1 son, William D Burch of Oak Ridge, TN; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Mason (Martha) Brown of Kansas City, MO; and 4 grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral rites were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Rev Everett Chambers officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURCH, Imogene R. (Dunham), born 1905, died 27-12-1988, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Imogene R Burch, 83, died Dec. 27, 1988, at Alton Memorial hospital. She was born in IL, the daughter of the late Otto & Mary Dunham. On Apr. 19, 1924, in Jerseyville, she married Harlod Burch. He died in 1972. Surviving are 1 daughter, Martha Brown of Kansas City, KS; 1 son, William Burch of Oak Ridge, TN; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 Sisters, Lily Mundy and Ruth Russell, both of Jerseyville and Marjorie Greene of Phoenix, AZ; and 2 brothers, Otis Dunham of Jerseyville and Robert Dunham of Alton. Visitation from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Rev Charles Epperly and Rev. John Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where Mrs. Burch had been a member for 50 yrs.


BURCH, Joseph S., born 1856, died 1926, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Joseph S Burch, 70 died and leaves 1 sister, Mrs. W S Van Pelt. Visitation at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral from ME church with Rev. O B Kinsey officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.


BURCH, Mollie (Armstrong?), died 28-05- , buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mollie Burch, 74, widow of Perry A Burch, died at an hospital, May 28, following an extended period of ill health. She is survived by 1 son Harold Burch, sexton at Oak Grove cemetery; 2 sisters, Mrs. Henry Heiderscheid of Fieldon and Mrs. Sedward Hussey of Champaign; 1 brother, James Armstrong of Sioux City, IA and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Raymond Liles officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURCH, Norman Frederick, born 08-04-1932, Greene County, Illinois, died 11-06-1991, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Norman Fredrick Burch, 59, died unexpectedly June 11, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital, Jerseyville. He was a machinist at Owen-Illinois in Godfrey. Born on Apr. 8, 1932, in Greene County, he was the son of the late Fred & Zella (Biederman) Burch. On Oct. 15, 1950, in Arkansas, he married the former Dimple Mae White, and she survives. Also surviving are 1 son Randy Burch of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Judy Woolsey of Jerseyville and Sherry Laird of Grafton; 8 grandchildren; 1 brother, Gene Burch of Godfrey; 3 Sisters, Rosella Hinson of Otterville, Ruth Crotchett of Shipman and Anna Roebuck of Roodhouse; and stepmother, Thelma Burch of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Rick Francis officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville, where he was a member.


BURCH, Ralph R., born 1910, Kane, Greene County, Illinois, died 03-02-1989, buried Kane cemetery. Ralph R Burch, 79, died Apr. 3, 1989, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Burch was employed 22 years at West elementary school, Jerseyville, as custodian. He retired Dec. 1, 1972. Born in Kane his parents were the late Edson & Bertha Stella (Varble) Burch. He married the former Millie (Brooks) Burch, Feb. 20, 1931 in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Delbert Burch of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Doris Darr of Brighton and Margie Ward of Dow; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 Sister, Stella Mae Clendenen of Kane. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Dee, Alva, and Dale Burch; and 1 sister, Edna Burch. Visitation and services were from Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Clagg and Rev. Norman Moore officiated. Burial was in Kane cemetery. Memorials may be given to Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville


BURCH, Sam, born 13-01-1861, Greene County, Illinois, died 17-12-1938, buried Lax cemetery. Sam Burch, 77, died Dec. 17, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Sam Abbot of Kane. Services were held at Bethany Baptist Church, interment at Lax cemetery. Mr Burch was born in Greene County, Jan. 13, 1861. His wife preceded him in death in 1911. He leaves 1 brother, Henry Burch of Kane.


BURCH, William Henry, born 1865, died 03-1919. William Henry Burch, 54, died at his home in Jerseyville. Funeral from the home by Rev. Philip Hale of Alton, an old friend. Burial at Funton, IL, (Whiteside county), Mr. Burch's former home. He leaves his wife, 1 son, Claude, who lives in Jersey county, and 1 daughter Estelle, a Red Cross nurse in France.


BURDI, Lottie (Baum), born 1898, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 21-06-1991, buried Rose Hill cemetery, CA. Lottie Burdi, 93, died June 21, 1991, at Berryman Health Center in Whittier, CA. She was the daughter of the late Ida & William Baum of Fieldon. Her husband, Peter Burdi, died in 1971. Also preceding her in death wre 2 brothers, Bill and Gus Baum. Services were held from Rose Hill mortuary in Whittier with Rev. Spaulding officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Park.


BURGE, James Earl, born 1927, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-06-1990, buried St. Francis cemetery. James Earl Burge, 63, died June 10, 1990 at St. Louis University hospital. He was a supervisor for Jerseyville Parks and Recreation for 10 years. Born in Jerseyville, he was son of the late Earl & Mary (McFain) Burge. He married Barbara (Allen) Burge on Dec. 21, 1956, in Jerseyville and she survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, James Allen and Michael D Burge both of St. Louis; 2 daughters, Jame E Burge of St. Louis and Ann M. Woelfel of Jerseyville. 1 sister, Mary Jo Ritchey, preceded him in death. Visitation from Jacoby Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass at St. Francis cemetery in Jerseyville. Rev Henry Schmidt was celebrant and burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis school.


BURGE, Mary L. (McFain), born 03-07-1894, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-03-1983, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mary Laura Burge, 88, of Jerseyville, died March 11 at Alton Memorial hospital Intensive care unit. She was born in Jerseyville July 3, 1894, daughter of the late Richard & Josephine (Cooper) McFain. She married Earl Burge Aug. 28, 1920; he died July 26, 1957. She is survived by 1 son, James E Burge of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Mary Jo Richey, who died in Aug. Funeral services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church or American Heart Association


BURGER, Amos Fred, born 1889, died 18-07-1951, buried St. Boniface cemetery. Amos Fred Burger, 62, of Edwardsville, died July 18, in an Alton hospital. He was the father of Mrs. George Rozum and Mrs. Glen Critchfield of Grafton. Surviving him in addition to his daughters, are 4 other daghters, 3 sons and his widow. He also leaves a brother and a sister and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were from St. Boniface church, Edwardsville and burial was in the church cemetery.


BURGER, Diter O., born 1903, Piasa, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 1980, buried Valley View cemetery. Diter O Burger, 77, of Godfery died at Oliver C. Anderson hospital in Maryville. He retired in 1968 from Olin Brass company after 35 years of service. Born in Piasa, a son of the late Oscar & Elizabaeth (Daum) Burger, he married the former Oneita Miller on July 22, 1950, in Alton. Also surviving are 1 son, Kenneth C. of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, June Bowers; also of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Harold D of Cincinnati, OH. 1 daughter, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded him in death. Visitation was at Lesley Marks funeral home, Edwardsville. Graveside rites were held at Valley View cemetery with Rev. R. E. George officiating.


BURGER, Docie M. (Simmons), born 09-07-1880, Greene County, Illinois, died 02-1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Docie M. Burger, 87 yrs, 7 mo, 15 days, a retired school teacher, was born in Greene County, 1880. She was a daughter of the late Alfred B & Lydia (Baird) Simmons. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev John Henderson of Alton officiated and committal services were held at Oak Grove cemetery. For the past 4 yrs, Mrs. Burger had made her home at Blu Fountain Manor. Her survivors are 2 nephews, Leon and Loyal Gimmy of Wood River. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman Burger.


BURGER, Lloyd Dean, born 30-03-1901, Rockbridge, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 25-05-1993, buried Carrollton City cemetery. Lloyd Dean Burger, 92, died May 25, 1993, at Jersey care center in Jerseyville. He was a farmer near Carrollton and also and worked with the Scott County road district for 10 yrs, retiring in 1974. He was a member of Rockbridge Baptist Church. Born in Rockbridge on March 30, 1901, he was a son of the late James & Minnie (Coonrod) Burger. He married Helen (Ryan) Burger in Jerseyville Sept. 22, 1926. She survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Gerald Burger of Carrollton, Dwight Burger of Wayne City, and Willard Glen Burger of Bassville, AR; 1 Daughter, Bernice Kesinger of Waverly; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 g-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell Burger of Greenfield; and 3 sisters, Anna Pruitt of Greenfield, Edna Coryell of Alton and Mabel Ryan of Carrolltton. 1 grandson, 4 brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held at Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton. Rev Bill Smith officiated with burial in Carrollton city cemetery.


BURGER, Minnie Mae (Coonrod), born Rockbridge, Macoupin County, Illinois, died -04-1942, buried Witt cemetery. Minnie Mae Burger, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Ryan. Funeral services were held Apr. 21 at Rockbridge Baptist Church, with Rev F. L. Crouch officiating and burial in Witt cemetery. Pallbearers: Avery Pitxhford, Meade Cannedy, James Pruitt, Eric Carney, Henry Ryan and Burl Clark. Mrs Burger was the mother of 17 children, 4 dying in infancy and 1 daughter at the age of 23. She was born at Rockbridge and as a small child went with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs Newport Coonrod, to TX where they lived for a few years and also in the Indian territory. They returned to Illinois by covered wagon drawn by oxen, fording rivers and camping at by the roadside. Two of Mrs. Burger's sons served in WWI and shortly before her death she received word that her grandson, Virgil Louis Pitchford of Rockbridge, son of Mrs. Artie Pitchford, was with General Mcarthur's Forces. In addition to 12 children, Mrs. Burger is survived by 40 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.


BURGER, Rennah Louise (Evans), born 18-09-1940, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, died 06-03-1981, buried Otterville cemetery. Rennah Louise Burger, 40, of Jerseyville, died March 6, at St. Mary’s Health Center, Richmond Heights, MO after a few months illness. She was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Winchester, daughter of Ralph & Catherine Evans. Mrs Burger was a matron at Illini Jr. high school. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Burger whom she married July 12, 1958 in Carlinville; 1 daughter, Regina, at home; 1 Brother, Victor Evans of Winchester; 5 sister, Virginia Ehlert, Jauniece Zundell and Brenda Gregory of Winchester, Arlen Brown of Cottage Hills and Kathy Nix of Carlinville. Funeral was held at Otterville Baptist Church, Rev. Joy Settles officiating. Burial was in Otterville cemetery.


BURGESS, Daniel Ray, born 13-12-1972, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 22-04-1976, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Daniel Ray Burgess, 3, son of Mr. & Mrs. Silas (Carmen Tucker) Burges of RR Jerseyville, was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital after he was struck by a motorcyclist near his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1972 in Alton. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Robin, and 3 brothers, Douglas, Michael and Darren, at home; grandparents, Mrs Winnie Tucker and Arthur Tucker, both of Jerseyville; g-grandparents, Mrs. Winona Reed of Jerseyville, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Wineland of Pleasant Hill; and Mrs. Mary Mayberry of Broughton. Services were held Apr. 24 at State St. Baptist Church with Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURGESS, Lawrence F., born 24-04-1977, Carmi, White county, Illinois, died 07-03-1977, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lawrence f Burgess, 28, of Jerseyville, was electrocuted Mon. afternoon when a citizen band radio antenna he was installing struck an electrRic wire. He was pronounced dead on arrival March 7, at Jersey Community hospital. He was born in Carmi on Apr. 24, 1948, a son of Louis F & Oma Ellen (Mayberry) Burgess. Burgess was a machine operator at Laclede Steel in Alton. He is survived by his widow, Vicky Lynn (Freshour) Burgess, whom he married Oct. 16, 1976; ;1 daughter, Aapril Burgess of Elsah; 2 sisters, Mrs. William (Wanda) Schaefer and Mrs. Darrell (June) Nash of Jerseyville; 3 brothers, Otis Burgess and Silas Burgess of Jerseyville and Wayne Burgess of Edwardsville. His parents and 1 brother preceded him in death. Services were held March 10 at State St. Baptist church with Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURK, Edward, born 1858, died 1915, buried St. Francis cemetery. Edward Burk, 57, died at Peoria and was brought to Jerseyville. FunerRal from St. Francis church and burial in church cemetery. He was a son of the late Mrs. Annie McGraw.


BURK, Richard Earl, born 1895, Brighton, Jersey County, Illinois, died 26-01-1981, buried Wanda cemetery. Richard Earl Burk, 86, of Jerseyville died Jan. 26, at Jerseyville care center following a lengthy illness. Services were conducted at Smith funeral home, Alton with burial in Wanda cemetery, S Roxana. He was employed at the former International Shoe company plant in Jerseyville until retiring as a foreman. Born in Brighton, he was the son of the late John & Lillian (Paddock) Burk. He married Susetta (Harrington) Burk who died in 1947 and later married the former Amy (Paddock) Kessinger in 1949. His survivors are his wife; 5 children and step children; Maxine Bechtold, Godfrey, Doris Baker of Jerseyville, Lois Wallace of Houston, TX, Richard Burk of Hartford and J. T Kessinger of East Alton; 10 grandchildren; 13 g-grandchildren; 2 g-great grandchildren; and 4 Brothers, Ben of Wood River, Jack of Bethalto, Russell of Alton and James of Brighton.


BURKE, Elizabeth (Hutchinson), born 05-05-1809, Montgomery, Massachusetts, died 11-01-1881. Elizabeth Hutchinson Burke, was born in Montgomery, MA, May 5, 1809. She was married to Josiah Seads, Apr. 15, 1833; was widowed June 26, 1847. Jan 19, 1854, she married Geo W Burke, and removed with him to Jerseyville in Feb. of the same year. Where her home has been since. She experienced religion in her youth, united with First Presbyterian church of Jerseyville by letter in the year 1854, and has maintained in it an exemplary life. She has had 3 children, one of whom, Mrs. Wm. Kingsley, survives to mourn her loss. An ernest, praying, bible reading, alms-giving christian, lamented by her husband and daughter and missed by the community in which she lived, was called to her reward, when on Tues, 11th, after an illness of 6 weeks, she sweetly fell asleep in Jesus and declares the apostle (i thes. 7:13) I would not have you ignorant concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him, wherefore comfort one another with these words."


BURKE, George W., born 1807, Vermont, died 04-1893. George Burke, 86, died at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Kingsley. Mr Burke was a striking figure and remarkable man. He was born in Vermont in 1807, educated in NY, came to Jersey County in 1837. He entered the land, 160 acres, on which he lived (now in city limits and laid out the first addition to Jersey and named every street from noted abolitionists. Joshua Giddings, Owne P Lovejoy, etc. He said he was Whig from principle and abolitionist from religious conviction. Because of the pro-slavery attitude of the Presbyterian church, he, with others, organized the Congregational church, which lived in this city for 6 years. He then took his membership to Chesterfield and after the war brought it back to the Presbyterian church. Known far and wide before the war as an abolitionist, he was called "negro" Burke and runaway negroes flocked to his house, and he helped them on their way to Canada. He was known as an agent of the "underground railway". The route was across the river at Jersey Landing and on to Chicago. Burke was rotten-egged in the old schoolhouse on his land, where he and others of his faith were holding a meeting. He ran for his life and hid under a bridge nearby. He always boasted of his abolition record, and when Elijah Lovejoy was killed at Alton, he strongly denounced the murder and was held in reproach for his sentiments, which were identical with those of the martyr. Mr Burke strongly resembled John Brown of Kansas notoriety. He was a friend of the negro at all times. He spent his wealth upon them and died poor and blind. The negro citizens will doubtless eErect a monument to the memory of one among the last of the company of men who supported Elijah P Lovejoy at Alton in his efforts to maintain his anit-slavery of free soil paper.


BURKE, James, born 1842, died 10-1927. James Burke, 85, died at Imperial, NE. He resided in Paradise neighborhood years ago. He was a Civil War veteran. Married Mollie Chapman of Jersey County – they had 1 son, Walter who lives in Denver, CO. His 2nd wife Susan (Eldredge) of Brighton — 2 daughter and 1 son survive him in Imperial, NE.


BURKE, James. James Burke, 85, former well known resident of Jersey county, died at Imperial, NE. Word was received in telegrams to Mayor Murray B Voorhees and John Simmons, former neighbors. No details were available, but friends believed he had been stricken suddenly. Burk resided for many years on a farm in the Paradise neighborhood and was a veteran of the civil war. He went to Imperial, NE, 35 years ago to engage in the real estate business and has been active in that line of work. He was twice married. His first wife Was Mollie (Chapman) Burke of Jersey County whom he married after his return from the war. 1 son, Walter, was born to this union, and is a resident of Denver, CO. His second marriage was to Miss Susan Eldredge of Brighton, who with 2 daughters, and 1 son, all living in Imperial, survive him.


BURKE, Mary, born 1822, died 1909. Mrs. Mary Burke, 87, died at her home. Funeral from Holy Ghost church, Rev. F A Marks officiating.


BURKE, Michael, died 16-11- , buried St. Francis cemetery. Michael Burke, 68 yrs, 2 mo, 28 days, died at his home on Lafayette St. His death followed that of his brother William by 4 days, William died Nov.12, and was 75. Funeral services were held from St. Francis Church by Rev. J. J. Clancy. Surviving are 3 sisters, Misses Anna and Margaret Burke of Jerseyville and Mrs. Mary Daly of St. Louis.


BURKE, Michael, born 1859, died 16-11-1927, buried St. Francis cemetery. Michael Burke, 68, died at his home just 4 days after the death of his brother, William. He leaves 3 sister, Misses Anna and Margaret Burke of Jerseyville and Mrs. Mary Daly of St. Louis. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev Father J. J Clancy officiated and burial was in St. Francis cemetery.


BURKE, Sarah Maria, died 28-07-1851. Mrs. Sarah Maria, wife of Geo W Burke of Jerseyville, died July 28, at home. The salt of the earth is melting away! Our excellent ones are bidding no farewell. Her noble and unselfish heart embraaced all creatures. Especially all the sons and daughters of want, afffliction and sorrow. Her vigorous mind was ever divising plans for their comfort, her free and open hand was ever open to supply their wants. Let her memory be cherished. Let her example be followed. Let her works praise her in the gates. But turn and weep---tis manliness to be heart-broken here for the grave of earth's best nobleness is watered by the tear.


BURKE, William, born 1852, died 11-1927, buried St. Francis cemetery. William Burke, 75, long time resident of Jerseyville, died at his home on Lafayette St. Surviving are 1 brother, Michael Burke of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Misses Annie and Margaret Burke of Jerseyville and Mrs Mary Daly of St. Louis. Funeral from Holy Ghost church Rev. Father F. J. lawler officiating. Burial in St. Francis cemetery.


BURKS, Ruth D. (Hughes), born 01-11-1935, Brighton, Madison County, Illinois, died 1971, buried Brighton cemetery. Ruth D Burks, 35, of Brighton died at Wood River Township hospital. She had been ill health for several months. Final services were held at Warner funeral home in Brighton. Burial was in Brighton cemetery. Born in Brighton Nov.1, 1935, she was the daughter of Mrs. Anna Hughes of Brighton and the late Thomas Hughes. She attended Brighton schools and was a member of First Presbyterian church in Brighton. Burs Burks had been employed at Beverly farms in Godfrey. She is survived by her husband, O Burks 1 daughter, Linda, at home; 4 sister, Mrs. Robert Eveland of Cedar Rapids, IA, Mrs. Guy Northcutt and Mrs. Floyd Lewis, both of Brighton, and Mrs. Kenneth Roberts of Detroit, MI; and 3 brothers, James (Bud) and Albert (Butch) Hughes, both of Brighton and Thomas J Hughes of Medora.


BURLEY, Ethel (Smith), born 09-07-1879, Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois, died 21-10-1952, buried Valhalla cemetery. Ethel Burley, 73, of Alton, died Tuesday Oct. 21 in Villa Terrace Convalescent home in Alton where she had been a patient for only 4 days. Mrs Burley was the widow of James gordon Burley, and had been failing health since the death of her husband 15 months ago. She was a daughter of the late George & Eliza Ann (Rhodes) Smith and was born at Elsah, July 9, 1879. While at Elsah she had affiliated with the Methodist Church and had maintained her membership there. With the exception of her childhood and about 20 years in Granite City, she had resided all her life in Alton. She was married Apr. 11, 1894 in Jerseyville to James Gordon Burley. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs Joseph Winters of Alton, 1 son Forrest Burley of Alton; 2 brothers, W. H. Smith of Alton and George Edward Smith of Los Angeles, CA and 2 granddaughters. Funeral rites were held Oct. 24, at Gent funeral home in Alton and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.


BURLEY, James G., born 18-02-1871, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-07-1951, buried Valhalla cemetery. James G. Burley, 80, of Alton died July 18, 1951. Funeral services were held July 20, at Gent Funeral home in Alton. Rev R E Stephenson, Pastor of First Christian Church, officiated and interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Mr Burley was a native of Jersey county, born Feb 18, 1871, at East Newbern, a son of the late Joseph & Frances Burley. He had resided in Alton since 1907 with the exception of about 20 years in Granite City. He was a retired Illinois terminal railroad foreman. He was married Apr. 10, 1894 to Ethel (Smith) Burley, who survives. He also leaves 1 daughter, Mrs. Joseph B Winters, and 1 son, Forrest Burley of Alton.


BURLEY, Martha, born 17-09-1834, Newbern, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-03-1896, buried East Newbern cemetery. Martha Burley, 64, widow of Newton Burley, died 1898. Funeral at her home in Newbern. Born in Newbern, Jersey county, Sept. 17, 1834. She married Newton Burley, Oct. 12, 1857. Surviving are 6 daughters and 1 son, all except Alice, the eldest having died at the age of 9 mo; 21 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild. Charter member of Cumberland Presbyterian church. Those from a distance who attended funeral were Mr. & Mrs James Chappee of Old Orchard, MO, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Goudy and Annie Goudy and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hennesy of Alton.


BURLEY, Newston, born 1834, died 13-03-1896. Newton Burley, 76, died March 13, 1896 at his home (Bright's disease). He came to Jersey County in 1833 from Scioto county, OH. He drifted around in the county till he settled in to work for John McDow. He married Martha Lacy. In 1853 he purchased a farm, 2 miles south East Newbern. Later years he came to Newbern. Father of 7 children, 6 of whom to survive. Funeral from Baptist Church. He leaves his aged wife and 6 children.


BURLEY, Newton, died 13-03-1896. Newton Burley, 76 yrs, 7 mo, and 16 days, died at his residence in Newbern. Funeral services were held at Bethel church, Newbern, March 15, Rev. J. R Slaten officiating.


BURLEY, Sarah, born 1826, died 1905. Mrs. Sarah Burley, 79, died at the home of her son, Henry T Burley in Jerseyville. Funeral by Rev. J. G. Dee from the residence.


BURNETT, Ann (Taylor), born 1904, Chesterfield, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 10-1984, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Ann Burnett, 80, of Alton, died at Jerseyville care center. Born in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Alex & Mary (Marshall) Taylor. She married Bill Burnett, who preceded her in death in Aug. 1967. Surviving are 4 daughters, Clara Belle Woods of Godfery, Mildred Kraushaar of Jerseyville and Georgia Abbott and Hazel Abbott, both of Kane; 3 sons, William Adams of Jerseyville, Harry "Bud" Adams of Arizona and Bobby Adams of Batchtown; 20 grandchildren and 27 g-grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev James Pepper officiated and burial was in Oak Grove.


BURNETT, Ernest F., born 07-03-1923, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-07-1993, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Ernest F Burnett, 70, died July 6, 1993, at Jersey Community hospital. He retired in 1985 from Olin Brass in East Alton where he was a crane operator for 43 years. He was a member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394, Shriners Ainad Temple of East St. Louis, Elks Lodge 954, Eagles Aerie, Moose Lodge 695, All of Jerseyville and Valley of Southern Illinois Scottish Rites of Belleville. Born in Jersey County on March 7, 1923, he was a son of the late Frank & Goldie (Cross) Burnett. He married Jessie (Weller) Burnett in 1948, and she died in 1986. He later married Doloris (Bright) Eisenreich Burnett on Nov.30, 1987, in Las Vegas, NV. She survives. Also surviving are 2 stepdaughters, Shirley Closser of Drakeville, IA, and Annette Walsh of Ft. Worth, TX; 2 stepsons, Kenneth Weller of Jerseyville and Gary Eisenreich of Chatham, NJ; 8 step grandchildren; 4 stepgreat grandchildren; and 1 sister, Josephine Jaymes of IN. An infant brother preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Where Masonic services were also held. Rev Mark Etter officiated at services with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memeorials may be given to Hope Lutheran church in Jerseyville.


BURNETT, Goldie Ann (Cross), born 15-12-1902, Greene County, Illinois, died 06-1971, buried Hartford cemetery. Goldie Ann Burnett, 68, of Jerseyville died Tuesday at Alton Memorial hospital. Visitation and final services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Hartford cemetery. Born Dec. 15, 1902, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Frank & Della (Carter) Cross. Her husband was the late Frank Burnett. Survivors are 1 Son, Ernest F Burnett of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs. Edward Janes of Columbus, IN; 1 granddaughter; 3 sister, Mrs Sam White of Carrollton, Mrs. Josephine Angelo of Bluffs and Mrs Orville Carlton of Michael; 2 step grandchildren; 1 g-granddaughter; and 4 step great grandchildren. Her parents and 2 brothers preceded her in death.


BURNETT, Harvey L. died 1959. Harvey L. Burnett, 65, a native and former resident of Grafton. Funeral services were held June 25, in Chaffee, MO, where he had resided since 1917. He was a son of the late Harvey & Cornelia (Ontis) Burnett. Mr Burnett is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, 4 sons, and 17 grandchildren.


BURNETT, Jessie A. (Bushnell), born 30-03-1918, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 03-01-1986, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jessie A Burnett, 67, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 3, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born March 30, 1918, in Eldred, the daughter of the late Ruben & Georgia (Tucker) Bushnell. She married Ernest Burnettt June 1, 1948, in Hartford. She was a quality control inspector for Olin Chemical Corporation for 40 yrs, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Moose, Eagles and American Legion Auxiliaries. She is survived by her husband Ernest; 1 son Kenneth Weller of Jerseyville; 1 daughter Shirley Closser of Drakesville, IA; 3 sisters, Eva Retherford of Jerseyville; Clara Gilbert of Carrollton and Mary Fraley of Annabelle, MO; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. The Eastern Star held a special service. James Pepper officaited and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURNETT, W. L., died 07-1891, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Dr W. L. Burnett, 49, died at his home in Kane, IL. Funeral from Baptist church in Kane, under auspices of Lucien King Lost, GAR, and Kane Camp Mwa. Rev Cunningham officiated with burial in Oak Grove Cem.


BURNETT, Wm. G., died 1918. Wm. G. Burnett, of Greenfield, IL, formerly of Jerseyville , at Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he and his wife were spending the winter. A phone message informed H. S. Daniels that the funeral would be held at the home of the Burnetts in Greenfield. Mr Daniels, F D Heller, and T W Kirby of Jerseyville will act as pallbearers. For many years Mr. Burnett was in the dry goods business in Jerseyille and they had many friends here.


BURNS, Charles G., born 1923, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, died 15-08-1990, buried St. Francis cemetery. Charles G. Burns, 67, formerly of Grafton, died Aug. 15, 1990 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. The WWII navy veteran was a self employed businessman in Grafton. He retired in 1981 and had been a member of the Grafton American Legion Post and Jerseyville Knights of Columbus. Born in St. Louis, he was the son of Margaret (Gaffney) Burns of Jerseyville and the late Leo R Burns. Surviving are 1 son, Christopher Burns of Godfrey; 7 daughters, Marilyn Albech of Marietta, GA, Marti Dunker of Hull, Mary Sue Burns of St. Louis, Melissa Burns of Grafton and Marsha Krueger, Michelle Fallin and Melinda Murphy, all of Jerseyvivlle; 10 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mary Jane Welsh of Jerseyville; and 2 brothers, L. Robert Burns of Pennfifeld, NY, and David Burns of Omaha, NE. A son, Charles Gafney Burns, Jr., preceded him in death. Visitation from Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home. Funeral mass was private and burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis-Holy Ghost school or masses.


BURNS, Cleo, died 01-04-1975. Mrs. Cleo Burns, mother of Mrs. Kenneth (Betty) Breden died Apr. 1, in Reed City, MI. Mr & Mrs. Breden went to Michigan to attend the funeral services Apr. 3. Mrs Burns is also survived by 1 son, John Francis Woods of Dupo.


BURNS, Edward Earl, born 18-05-1898, Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, died 08-04-1974, buried Sunset Hills cemetery. Edward Earl Burns, 75, of Grafton died Apr. 8, at the Kansas City bus terminal. Mr & Mrs. Burns were enroute to Wichita, KS, to visit their daughter and were changing busses at Kansas City, when his death occurred. He was born May 18, 1898 in Granite City, a son of Mr. & Mrs Robert Burns. He was a molder at Laclede Steel in Alton. Survivors are his widow, Marie (Snider) Burns; 1 son, Stanley Burns of Grafton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Roberta) Taravella of Wichita, KS; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. His parents, 1 daughter, 6 brother and 1 sister preceded him in death. Funral mass was held Apr. ll at St. Patrick chruch in Grafton with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Internment was in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Edwardsville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville.


BURNS, Hugh, born 1865, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1928, buried St. Francis cemetery. Hugh Burns, 63, well-known farmer of the northeast side, dropped at his home. He had gone out to the barn to do some feeding and shortly after arriving there his wife saw him fall to the ground. She and their son, Marvin, hurried to the barn and found him dead. He had been in ill health for some time, with apoplexy. Born near Jerseyville on the same farm where he died and all his life had been spent there. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy Burns, 1 son, Marvin Burns, and 1 granddaughter. Mr & Mrs. Marvin Burns made their home with his parents. Funeral was from St. Francis church, Rev. J. J. Clancy, celebrant with burial in St. Francis cemetery.


BURNS, J. Maurice, born 16-09-1895, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-1967, buried St. Francis cemetery. J. Maurice Burns, 72, died at St. Joseph hospital in Alton, where he had been a patient for 16 days. Mr Burns was vice-pres and cashier of the State Bank of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and rosary was recited. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Frances church by Rev. Father Francis Lee and discourse was given by Father Roger Simpson of Virginia formerly assistant pastor here. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Mr Burns, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward S Burns, was born here Sept. 16, 1895. He was educated in the local school system, later attended the Banking and Commerce School of St. Louis University. He was a WWI veteran. For 30 years he was associated with Citizens & First National Bank of Alton and came to the bank in Jerseyville 21 years ago. He was senior trustee of St. Francis church. His fraternal affiliations were with the Jerseyville Council, Knights of Columbus, and the Local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Survivors are 1 sister, Mrs. Charles H. (Hazel) Moore of Alton and 1 brother, Edward Leo Burns of Hollywood, CA.


BURNS, Lena Pauline (Wurth), born 1879, died 11-02-1921, buried St. Francis cemetery. Lena Pauline Burns, 42 yrs, 7 mo, 20 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph March, in Carrollton, Feb. 11, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held from the Evangelical church in Jerseyville. Rev L. W. Porter officiated and interment was in St. Francis cemetery. The remains were viewed at the home of her mother, Mrs. Emma Wurth, Jerseyville. Mrs Burns is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. March of Carrollton and Miss Maurita Burns; her mother Emma Worth, 2 sisters, Misses G---ie and Clara Wurth of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Henry Wurth of ----.


BURNS, Leo, born 01-03-1902, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-08-1993, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Leo Burns, 81, died Aug. 13 at Deadrian Convalescent center in Godfrey. Burns was born March 1, 1902 in Jerseyville. He was married to Louise (Reynolds) Burns, who is deceased. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by 1 son, William of Venice, CA and 2 grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BURNS, Louise, died 01-02-1927, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Louise Bell (maiden name?) Burns, wife of Leo W Burns, died at her home in Jerseyville, Feb. 1. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral, held at the Methodist Church. Rev O B Kinsey officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr & Mrs. Burns lived in Wood River. Mrs Burns was an active member of the United Brethern church of that city and about 20 members of the church motored to Jerseyville to attend the funeral. The deceased is survived by her husband and 1 small son, her mother, Mrs. Rose Reynolds, of this city, 6 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Perdun of Newbern, Misses Rosa, Mollie, Elsie, Mary and Sarah Reynolds, and 2 brothers, Leo and Charles Reynolds, all of Jerseyville.


BURNS, Maria (Dwyre), born26-12-1831, Ireland, died 26-12-1913, buried St. Francis cemetery. Maria Burns, 82, nee Dwyre, who was for half a century a resident of Jersey county, succumbed to the infirmities of old age at her home, No 8 Penrose St., Jerseyville, Dec. 26. She hailed from Ireland, where she was born Dec. 26, 1831. Having bloomed into woman hood she came to the United States and in 1856 she plighted her troth to Peter Burns at Buffalo, NY. They later came to Jersey County and engaged in farming. 8 children were born to them, 2 sons, Edward and Henry dying in infancy. Son Peter was claimed by the relentless reaper at age 19. Rev J. J. Driscoll celebrated a requiem high mass and then the earthly remains of the venerable lady were consigned to their last resting place on St. Frances Xavier's cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr L. G. Giers, John Horn, John Dunphy, John Barren, Dave Carroll and Robert Wall. Survivors are 3 sons, William and Edward of Jerseyville and John Burns of Fieldon; 2 Daughters, Mrs. Clover Short and Miss Kate Burns, the latter was taking tender care of her mother; 11 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild. Her husband, Peter, died about 30 years ago. Dr & Mrs. Close and also Mrs. Short of Auburn, IL were among those from afar who attended the last rites and paid the last tribute of love to the deceased.


BURNS, Marie Sylvia (Bowin), born01-09-1899, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, died 26-07-1985, buried Sunset Hills cemetery. Marie Sylvia Burns, 85, died July 26 in Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born Sept. 1, 1899, in Litchfield to the late Daniel Snider & Rose Ann Bowin. She married Edward E Burns; he died Apr. 8, 1974. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary in Grafton. Survivors are 1 son Stanley of Grafton; 1 daughter, Roberta Taravella of Wichita, KS; and 2 sisters, Mabel Elliott of Granite City and Ola Yachel of Ponto on Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 daughter, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Visitation was July 29 at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Grafton. Funeral was held there with Rev. Pat Carroll officiating. Burial was in Sunset Hills cemetery at Edwardsville.


BURNS, Nellie (Wahle), died 1964, buried St. Francis cemetery. Nellie Burns, died Sat am at dePaul hospital in St. Louis. Committal rites were held at St. Francis Xavier cemetery. A requiem mass was celebrated at St. Barbara church in St. Louis. Father Roger Simpson officiated at the burial service there. Mrs Burns, widow of William Burns, was a former resident of Jerseyville. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Helen Brenman, and 2 sisters, Misses Anna and Minnie Wahle of St. Louis.


BURNS, Patrick, born 1825, died 1905. Patrick B Burns, 80, died at his home northeast of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev B Lee celebrant.


BURNS, Charles G., born 1951, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-08-1971, buried St. Francis cemetery. Charles G. Burns, Jr., 20, died of injuries suffered in a truck accident. Mr Burns was a junior at McKendree College in Lebanon, died Aug. 19. The fatal crash took place Aug. 18 on Rt 100, 3 miles from Grafton. The young man was on his way home when the truck which he was driving left the highway and crashed into a tree. He was taken to Alton Memorial hospital where he had undergone surgery. Friends called at Burke funeral home in Grafton where the rosary was recited. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick church, Grafton with Father Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial was in St. Francis cemetry, Jerseyville. Charles had graduated from Jersey Community high and was continuing his education at McKendree. During the sumer months he managed the boat harbor at Pere Marquette Park near Grafton. He was one of 9 children born to Charles G. & Lois (Schrup) Burns. Surviving are his parents 1 brother, Chris at home; 7 sister, Mrs. Marsha Kreuger of Grafton, Marilyn, Marti, Michelle, Mary Sue, Melinda and Melissa, all at home; his paternal grandmother Mrs. Leo R (Marguerite) Burns of Jerseyville and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Schrup of San Antonio, TX.


BURROWS, Paul W., born31-07-1905, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 04-07-1985, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Paul W burrows, 79, formerly of Jerseyville, died July 4, at Alton Memorial hospital. He was the son of the late William & Lucy (Shaw) Burrows. He retired as millright from Carpenter Union Local 377, Granite City, and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic church in Alton. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Father Edward C. Domme offficiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Loretta (Lindsey) Burrows whom he married Nov. 26, 1964 in Alton; 3 sons, Bill of Rockbridge, Bob of Alton and Richard of Wood River; 1 step son, Michael Lindsey of Alton; 2 daughters, June Meuth of Jerseyville and Doris Taylor of Brighton; 1 sister, Verna Cummings of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren and numerous g-grandchildren.


BURWASH, Ada (Mershon), born 16-01-1887, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-04-1972, buried Rossville cemetery. Ada Burwash of Rossville, cousin of Mrs. Wilbur Rowden of the Kane vicinity, died Apr. 19 at Hoopeston Community Memorial hospital where she had been a patient since March 20. She was born in Jerseyville on Jan. 16, 1887, the daughter of Horace & Anna (Combs) Mershon. She married Milo E Burwash Dec. 31, 1916. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Mrs. Sarah H Odshire of Peoria; 4 sons, H. M. of Albuquerque, NM, Milo of Paxton, Robert R of Dallas, TX, and Donald E of Danville, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services were held at Chrisman funeral home in Rossville with Rev. Robert Roederer officiating. Burial was in Rossville cemetery.


BURWIG, Alvin Edward, born 25-04-1910, Hubbard, Trumbull County, Ohio, died 24-01-1984. Alvin Edward Burgwig, 73, formerly of Jerseyville, died Jan. 24 at Bryn Mawr hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA after an extended illness. Born Apr 25, 1910 in Hubbard, OH, son of the late John & Elizabeth (----ther) Burwig, he came to Illinois in 1933. He married Geraldine Arter, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Tom Arter of Jerseyville, and was a WWI army veteran. The Burwigs moved to Florida in 1972 after his retirement from W A Rice Seed company, where he had worked for many years. Since last Apr. they have resided at the home of their only daughter, Diane Beardsley. Bruwig was a member of the Jerseyville Masonic Lodge, Jerseyville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and First Presbyterian church where he had served as-----. His survivors are his wife and daughter; 2 grandsons and 1 sister, grace Birkenmayer of Miami, FL. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers.


BURWIG, H. Geraldine (Arter), born 01-04-1916, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-08-1984, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. H. geraldine Burwig, 68, formerly of Jerseyville, died Aug. 23, at Main Line Nursing Center in Paoli, PA. She had resided there with her daughter, Diane Beardsley. Before retiring and moving to Florida Mrs. Burwig was office manager for Jerseyville Water Works for many years. She was born Apr. 1, 1916 in Jerseyville, daughter of Tom & Lucy Arter and was a member of Jerseyville First Presbyterian church for 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Diane; 2 grandsons, Todd and James. Her husband, Alvin Burwig, died Jan. 24, 1984. Services were held at St. John Presbyterian church in Deven, PA. Her ashes were buried in Oak Grove cemetery.


BUSCH, Carl Francis, born 11-10-1899, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-1964, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Carl Francis Busch, 64, died at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient the past 3 months. Mr Busch was prominent in Odd Fellows work and a retired bookkeeper. Funeral sevices were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev H. O Renken officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A memorial services was held at the funeral home by Odd Fellows Lodge of Jerseyville. Mr Busch was born in Jerseyville, Oct. 11, 1899, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Sigel Busch, and his death occurred 2 daus before his 65th birthday. Survivors are 1 brother, Roy Busch of Warrenton, MO and 1 sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Bertha) Maguire of Jerseyville; nieces and nephews. For a number of years Mr. Busch was a bookkeeper for Moore's Oil and Fertilizer company in Jerseyville. In his lodge work, the Jerseyville man had served as secretary of the IOOF 79th Illinois district. He was a member of Jerseyville Lodge 53, IOOF, Encampment No 20; Ruby Rebeka Lodge 263; Queen City Canton No 58, Patriarch Military, IOOF East St louis, MO.


BUSCH, Charles, born 1887, died 12-01-1897, buried Fieldon cemetery. Charles Busch, 10, son of Siegel and Matilda Busch, died Jan. 12, 6 miles southwest of Jerseyville. Burial at Fieldon cemetery.


BUSCH, Francis L., died 10-11-1908. Francis L. Busch, son of Mr. & Mrs. Seigel Busch died Nov. 10, 1908. He leaves his mother, father, 1 sister and 2 brothers.


BUSCH, George Frederick, born 27-05-1888, Woodville, Greene County, Illinois, died 28-03-1959, buried Otterville cemetery. George Frederick Busch, 70 yrs, 10 mos, 1 day, prominent retired farmer and former supervisor in Otter Creek Township, died March 28, at Jersey Community hospital. He had been a patient for the past 3 weeks. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at Methodist Church in Jerseyville March 30. The pastor, Rev. Earl Dickey, officiated and interment was in Otterville cemetery. Mr Busch was a son of the Late Siegel F, & Othilda (Brockmeyer) Busch and was born at Woodville in Greene County May 27, 1888. He came to Jersey county at the age of 5 and spent all his life on the same farm. In addition to his farming interests, Mr. Busch served a 4 year term as supervisor from Otter CreeK Township, and at the time of his death was Justice of the Peace there. He was a member of the Methodist church. Mr Busch married Mabel (Fredenburg) Jan. 7, 1909, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Jan. 11 at the Methodist Church, Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters, Mrs Kearney (Alice) Dabbs and Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Gerson of Fieldon; 2 sons Howard F Busch of Dow and Virgil Busch of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Lloyd Maguire of Jerseyville and 2 brothers, Carl Busch of Jerseyville and Roy Busch of Warrenton, MO. 1 daughter, Ruth Rowena, died in infancy.


BUSCH, Henry W., died 25-10-1982, buried Ft. Bliss. Henry W Busch, died at his home in Elpaso, TX and was buried at the Fort Bliss national cemetery in El Paso with a military funeral. He served in the US army for over 30 yrs, attaining the rank of captain and was stationed in the US and Germany. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Busch of El Passo, 1 brother, Charles of San Diego, CA; 2 sisters, Leola Krueger of Fieldon and Tracie Walter of Jerseyville; 5 nieces and 5 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr & Mrs. Fred Busch, and 1 sister, Opal Schild.


BUSCH, Howard F., born 1909, Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 16-09-1987, buried Valhalla cemetery. Howard F Busch, 78, of Brighton, formerly of Jersey county, died Sept. 16, 1987, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. He was formerly a farmer in the Dow area and later worked for the Jersey Community school district #100 for 12 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau for 70 years. Busch was born in Otterville, the son of Mabel (Fredenburg) Bush of Jerseyville and the late George F Busch. He married Louise (Krause) on Aug. 7, 1929, in Jerseyville. She survives. In addition to his mother and wife, are 3 daughters, June Niehaus of Rosewood Heights, and Joann Schaaf and Dorene Nickels, both of Brighton; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sister, Alice Dabbs of Jerseyville and Irene Gerson of Fieldon; and 1 brother, Virgil Busch of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Ruth Busch. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Henry Lippert officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Brighton, or the American Cancer Society.


BUSCH, Louise A. (Krause), born 22-10-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-04-1988, buried Valhalla cemetery. Louise A Busch, 77, of Brighton, died Apr. 23, 1988, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. She was born Oct. 22, 1910 in Jersey County near Fieldon to the late August & Ella (Isringhausen) Krause. She married Howard F Busch Aug. 7, 1929, in Jerseyville; he died Sept. 16, 1987. She was a homemaker, a member and past Noble Grand of Ruby Rebekah Lodge of Jerseyville No 263, and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Brighton. Survivors are, 3 daughters, June Niehaus of Rosewood Heights, Joann Schaaf of Brighton and Dorene Nickels of Brighton; 1 sister, Irene Kessler of Jerseyville; 2 Brother, William Krause of Jerseyville and Arthur Krause of Kane; 9 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren. Visitation and the Ruby Rebekah ceremony were Apr. 25 at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville, where services were held with Rev Henry Lippert officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Brighton.


BUSCH, Roy Edward, born 1902, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-10-1989.Roy Edward Busch, 87, died Oct. 19, 1989, at Searcy (Arkansas) hospital. Born in Otter Creek Township, he was the son of the late Sigel Francis & Ot Hilda (Brockmeyer) Busch. On July 30, 1920, he married Gertrude M Argretta (Brown) Busch in Jerseyville. She died March 23, 1984. Surviving are 1 son, Robert Edward Busch of Fairfield Bay; 2 grandsons; and 3 great grandchildren. Preceded him in death were 4 brothers, Charles, Francis, George and Carl Busch; and 1 sister, Bertha Maguire. Graveside services were conducted Oct. 21 in Hannibal, MO. Smith funeral home of Hannibal handled arrangements.


BUSCH, Virgil L., born 1911, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-06-1990, buried St. Francis cemetery. Virgil L. Busch, 79, died June 27, 1990, at home. Busch owned and operated the Busch's Farm Restaurant and Bowl Inn and the former V Busch Dairy, both in Jerseyville. He had entered the state police force as a highway patrolman in East St. Louis and was the official driver for the late Lt Gov Hugh Cross. He had made contributions to Jerseyville community, including the first lighted ball diamond. He was bBorn in Jersey County the son of Mabel Busch of Jerseyville and the late George F Busch. On Oct. 13, 1936, he married Mary (Shortal) Busch. She survives. Also surviving are his mother; 2 daughters, Karen Beertman of Jerseyville and Charlene Schmitz of Lincoln, NE; 1 son, William Busch of Columbia, MO; 2 granddaughters; 3 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Irene Gerson of Fieldon and Alice Dabbs of Jerseyville. Funeral mass was held at St. Francis church with Revs Henry Schmidt and William Hembrow as concelebrants. Visitation and rosary were held at the church with a prayer service following. Burial was private at St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis School. Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


BUSCH, died 10-05-1921, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. George Bush, 64, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. French, in Alton May 10. Funeral from the home of her son Thomas Bush. Rev H S Farrill. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


BUSH, Leah V. (Green), born 09-08-1919, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-09-1970, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Leah V Bush, 51, wife of Dayle E Bush, of Wood River, died Sept. 7, at Wood river Township hospital. Visitation and final rites were held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Thomas Burke of Alton, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Bush was a daughter of the late George & Elizabeth (Fulton) Green and was born in Jersey county on Aug. 9, 1919. She had marked her 51 birthday last month. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughtesr, Mrs. James (Erlene) Foraker of Wood River, Mrs Karrell (Darlene) Jones of Alton, and Misses Dianna and Susan Bush of Wood River; 2 brothers, George Green of Kansas City, MO, and Everett Green of Alton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Randolph Jett of Bethalton and Mrs Ralph Woods of Alton and 4 grandchildren.


BUSHEY, John William, born 19-02-1870, Pike County, Illinois, died 09-07-1967, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. John William Bushey, 97, retired Grafton fisherman, died July 9, 1967 at Greenlawn nursing home in Jerseyville where he had resided for 12 years. He had been a resident here 4 years beford entering the nursing home. Visitation and final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Sipes of Grafton officiated. Burial was in Scenic Hill, Grafton. A native of Pike county, Mr Bushey was born on Feb. 19, 1870, a son of the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Henson) Bushey. He had resided at Grafton for 40 years. Surviving are his wife, Sarah E Bushey, 1 son, Emil Bushey of Perch Shire, Mississippi; 6 daughters, Mrs. Florence Hagerhorst of Spanish Lake, MO, Mrs Alice Keith of Ferguson, MO, Mrs. Irene Russell of Dacatur, GA and Mrs. Mina Wilson of St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Garnett Callahan of Grafton and Mrs. June Peterson of Pleasant Hill, CA, 13 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.


BUSHEY, Sarah Ellen (Wall), born 01-11-1877, New Douglas, Madison County, Illinois, died 20-06-1978, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Sarah Ellen Bushey, 100, of Grafton died June 20, at elder care in Alton. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Grafton. Rev Robert Patterson officiated and burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. She was born in New Douglas, Nov.1 1877, a daughter of Able Ollie & Sarah Jane (Smith) Wall. Her husband, John W Bushey, died June 9, 1967. Survivors are 1 son, Emil Bushey of Smithland, KY; 5 daughters, Alice Keith, Ferfuson, MO, Irene Russell, Decatur, GA, Mina Wilson, Kirkwood, MO, Garnet Callahan, Grafton and June Petersen, Martinez, CA; 13 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; and 2 g-g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.


BUSHNELL, Daniel A., born 21-08-1863, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 1941, buried Eldred cemetery. Daniel A Bushnell, 78, died at his home near Eldred, following several weeks illness. The funeral under direction of Mehl & Son was held at the Baptist Church in Eldred, Rev. Frazier conducting. Burial was in Eldred cemetery. D A Bushnell was a son of Hiram & Julia Bushnell. and was born in the Eldred vicinity Aug. 21, 1863. The greater part of his life has been spent as a farmer in Eldred. In 1889 he married Pachia (Garrett) she survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Melvin Martin; 2 grandchildren and 1 brother, Orville Bushnell.


BUSKER, Wiley C., born Hanatonka, Missouri, died 11-08-1986, buried Noble cemetery. Wiley C. Busker, died Aug. 11, at D'adrian Convalescent Center in Godfrey. Services were held at Gent Funeral home in Alton. Revs L. E Hutchinson and Doug Kalapp officiated and burial was at Noble Cemetery, Otterville. Full military honors were by American Legion of Jerseyville. Busker was born in Hanatonka, MO, the son of the late James & Ada Jane (Cooper) Buker. He married Myrlie E (Wilson) Busker Nov 25, 1917 at Barnett, MO. She died Nov. 16, 1927. Busker was a custodian for Illinois Power company in East Alton, retiring Aug. 1, 1967. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mildred Maguire of Godfrey and Lorene Schrieder of Jerseyville; 1 son, Wiley Eugene Busker, Jr., of Godfrey; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 1 brother, Lloyd Busker of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 son, 1 granddaughter, 2 grandsons, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.


BUSTER, Joseph Paul, born 11-03-1965, died 21-01-1969, buried Murrayville cemetery. Joseph Paul Buster, Jr., 3 died Jan. 21, 1969 at Children's Hospital in St. Louis following open heart surgery. The little boy was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Buster of Franklin and the grandson of Mr. & Mrs Herschell Dabbs of Jerseyville. He had had heart surgery 8 days after his birth, March 11, 1965, and was an out patient at regular intervals. Funeral services were held at Mackey funeral home in Murrayville with burial in Murrayville cemetery. Survivors are his parents; 1 brother, Dennis; 2 sisters, Pamela and Janie, all at home; his maternal graandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Dabbs and his g-grandparents, Mr. & Mrs Oscar Dabbs of Jerseyville.


BUTLER, Beatrice L. (Flanagan), born 15-09-1910, New Rochelle, New York, died 24-08-1977, buried St. Francis cemetery. Beatrice L. Buttler, 66, of Jerseyville died Aug. 24, at Jersey Community hospital. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church with Rev. Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She was born Sept. 15, 1910 in New Rochelle, NY a daughter of James J. & Ella (Day) Flanagan. Her survivors are her husband, Glen Butler; 1 daughter, Glenda Butler of Charleston and 1 son, Thomas Leon Butler of Chicago; 1 brother and sister, Martin Flanagan of Harrison, NY and Geraldine Flanagan, also of New York. 1 sister preceded her in death.


BUTLER, Bridget, born 1837, died 01-1916. Bridget Butler, 77, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward Fleming. Deputy Coroner D W Hunt held an inquest - death due to heart trouble. She leaves 1 son, Thomas W of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs. John Fitzpatrick, (mother of Mrs. Edward Fleming). Funeral from St. Francis Church, Rev. J. J. Clancy officiated. Pallbearers were John & T W Butler Jr., Thomas Fleming, Frank Fleming, John Fitzgerald and Edward Fleming.


BUTLER, Charles Wiley, born 10-07-1900, Jersey County, Illinois, died 04-11-1978, buried Valhalla cemetery. Charles Wiley Butler, 79, of Alton, died at Eldercare nursing home in Alton. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Harry Frazer officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. He was born in Jersey County July 10, 1900, a son of Albert & Katherine (Cope) Butler. Butler was a retired truck driver from the former Luer Brother Meat Company, Alton. Survivors are 1 brother, George Butler of Peoria; 3 sisters, Myra Meyers, Alton, Agnes Frasers, Flint, MI and Hattie Schuester, Dixon, IL; 1 granddaughter, and 2 great grandchildren. His wife, Mary Margaret (Steckel) Butler died in March 1970. His parents and 1 daughter, Marcella Crider, also preceded him in death. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


BUTLER, David Earl, born 09-06-1916, Granite City, Madison County, Illinois, died 16-06-1983, buried Valhalla cemetery. David Earl Butler, 67, of Atlanta GA, formerly of Jerseyville, died June 16 in Atlanta. He was born in Granite City June 9, 1916, son of the late Earl & Mamie (Love) Butler and was retired from the US Air Force. His survivors include his former wife, Mildred Butler of Jerseyville; 1 son, Michael Alan Butler of Jerseyville; and 1 Daughter, Jennifer Lynne Smith of the State of Virginia; 1 grandson. He was preceded in death by 1 brother. Services were conducted at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Simon A Simon officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey.


BUTLER, Irene S. (Rue), Ashburn, Missouri, died 20-09-1990, buried Cemetery Upper Alton cemetery. Irene S Butler, 74, died Sept. 20, 1990, at home after a lengthy illness. She was an inspector in the Decorating Department at Owens Illinois Inc. of Alton for 28 yrs, retiring in 1975. Born in Ashburn, MO, she was the daughter of the late William & Pearl (Stauford) Rue. She married Ralph W Butler, June 17, 1936, in Troy, MO. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Dixie Crane of Brighton, and Carol Stilt and Wanda "Kay" Coleman, Both of Dow; 1 son, Ralph Butler of Delhi; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 3 brother, Dave and Albert Rue, both of Des Moines, IA and Walter Wilson of House Springs, MO. Preceding her in death were 3 grandchildren; 1 sister, Esther Rue; and 3 brothers, Mike, Robert and William Rue. Visitation and services were from Staten funeral home in Alton. Rev William Elder officiated. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association


BUTLER, Lelia M. (Wallace), born 07-08-1892, Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-09-1976, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Lelia M. Butler, 84, of Grafton died Sept. 8 at Garnet’s Chateau, Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home, Grafton. Rev Robert Patterson officiated. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. She was born Aug. 8, 1892 in Grafton, a daughter of Isaac Newton & Lillie M. (Hills) Wallace. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Wallace of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. Her husband was the late Peter Butler.


BUTLER, Margaret Mary (Steckel), born 17-05-1909, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-03-1970, buried Valhalla cemetery. Margaret Mary Butler, 60, died March 11 at her home in Alton. Visitation and final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Harry W Frazer officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Born May 17, 1909 in Jerseyville she was the daughter of William & Mary Jane (Catt) Steckel. Mrs Butler was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Alton. Survivors are her husband, Charles W Butler; 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Jones of Carksville (Clarksville?), TN; 1 brother, Charles Steckel of Jerseyville. 1 daughter, Mrs. Marcella Creider, and 1 sister preceded her in death.


BUTLER, Thomas, born 01-03-1868, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-04-1956, buried Kane cemetery. Thomas Butler, 88 yrs, 1 mo, 28 days, died Apr. 29, at Watson nursing home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held May 1, Rev. Carl Baldridge, pastor of Kane Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in Kane cemetery. Mr Butler was born in Delhi, IL, March 1, 1868. His survivors are 2 sons, George Butler of Wood River and Andrew Butler of Alton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pavlekis of St. Louis, and 1 sister, Mrs. Ella Findley of Alton.


BUTLER, Thomas William, born New Haven, Connecticut, died -08-1926, buried St. Francis cemetery. Thomas William Butler, Sr., died recently. Funeral Rev. Father J. J. Clancy with burial in St. Francis cemetery. Mr Butler was born in New Haven, CT and came west with his parents when he was 2 years old. He had been a Jerseyville merchant for 30 years and had put 2 sons in charge of a store in Alton and retired. He married Catherine (Hagerty) Butler 38 years ago. 2 sons, T W Butler Jr. and John E Butler both of Alton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Anna Butler Mode died 5 years ago. Excellent character, honest in dealings.


BUTT, William, died 27-02-1896. William Butt died at his home south of Fieldon. He had resided there over 30 years. Was a civil war veteran. Funeral rites by GAR at the German church.


BUTTON, Della (Blackorby), born 04-08-1897, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 20-08-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Della Button, 76, of Alton died Aug. 20, at D'adrian nursing home. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Aug. 4, 1897 in Calhoun county, a daughter of Elmer & Sara H (Crader) Blackorby. He husband, Henry Button is deceased. Her survivors are 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie V Plummer of Jerseyville and 2 brothers, Ollie Blackorby of Novinger, MO and Slocum Blackorby of Mosier. Her husband, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her in death.


BYBEE, Leander Hayes, born11-04-1887, Missouri, died 19-07-1951, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Leander Hayes Bybee, 64 yrs, 3 mo, 8 days, for many years a night clerk at the Mark Twain hotel in St. Louis, was found dead July 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Hildred near Jerseyville where he had resided for the past year. An inquisition was conducted by coroner Rodney Jacoby and was determined that death resulted from natural causes. The deceased was a son of the late Charles & Laura (Coil) Bybee and was born in MO, Apr. 11, 1887. Mr Bybee is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Hildred of Jerseyville, Mrs. Ross Dolce and Mrs. James C Arter of Chicago; 1 son, Charles Bybee of Springfield, MO; 16 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Ben Bybee of Lincoln, NE, and 1 sister, of Lincoln, NE. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev O. H. Hamilton officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BYRNES, Tessie, born 1876, died 1906. Tessie Byrnes, 30, wife of William Byrnes, of Grafton died at her home in that city. She had been ill for some time. Sunday she prepared the noon meal and while seated at the table with her husband and 3 yr old daughter, she reached for a piece of chicken, and fell dead on the table. Funeral held from Catholic church in Grafton. Rev C A Snyder officiated.


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