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Jersey County Obituaries & Deaths
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OBRIEN. 20 August 1852: Died in Jerseyville, 8 August 1852, Russell O’Brien, in the 37th year of his age. The deceased was native of Ireland – born 23 April 1816. Married 25 August 1842. Emigrated to America in 1849. Left a widow and four children to mourn loss.
ODONNELL. no date: Patrick O’Donnell, 82 years old. Well known retired farmer of Grafton vicinity, died Friday afternoon.
ODONNELL. Jersey County News 1931: Mrs. Urinda O’Donnell, 73 years old. Kane cemetery.
ODONNELL. 6 May 1977: Funeral mass for Mrs. Dorothea A. (Dora) ODonnell, 96, of Rural Route 1, Grafton was celebrated Wednesday Morning, 4 May at St. Patrick’s church, Grafton, with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Her death occurred at 8:45 am on May 2 at St. Josephs Carmelite Home in St. Charles, Missouri. Her husband, Thomas ODonnell, died in 1935. Mrs. ODonnell was formerly Postmistress in the Grafton post office. She was born on 5 October 1880 in Illinois, a daughter of Paul and Marie Degerlia Godar. She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. ODonnell of Madrid, Spain and one son, Thomas ODonnell of Grafton; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Godar of Hardin.
ODONNELL. Jersey County News 27 October 1927: Mrs. Mary ODonnell, age 50 years, died at her home near Brighton. Funeral from St. Alphonsus church at Brighton and burial in Greenwood cemetery at Alton. Leaves husband, Edward ODonnell, three Sons, Francis, Joseph, and Edward and daughter, Mrs. Hugh Cheek of Alton.
ODONNELL. Grafton – Emma Mae ODonnell, 66, died at 11:55 am Friday,17 March1989 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville. She was a supervisor in the engineering department at McDonnell Douglas at St. Louis. She was born in Peoria, daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Dexter) Morgan. On 4 July 1942 in Grafton, she married Thomas ODonnell, and he survives. Also surviving are a son, Thomas Patrick ODonnell of Bradenton, Florida; four daughters, Kathleen Atkinson of Arlington, Texas, Judith Zimmer of Arlington Heights, Illinois, Cynthia Tranquilli of Arlington, Texas and Margaret Warford of Fidoeln; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No visitation is scheduled. A funeral mass is 10 am Monday at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville with the Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial is in Scenic Hills cemetery, Grafton. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Grafton.
ODONNELL. Fieldon – Charles Edward ODonnell, 71, died at 5:55 am Friday, 27 April 1990 at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Before retiring, he was an agricultural farmer in Fieldon. Born in Nutwood, he was the son of the late James Edward and Freda (Groppel) ODonnell. He is survived by a niece, Mary Miller of Fieldon. A Sister, Luella Campion, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 pm, Monday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 2 pm Tuesday. The Rev. Jean Erb will officiate. Military rites will be conducted in Gunterman cemetery in rural Fieldon by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.
ODONNELL. Republican Examiner. 3 December 1880: Died at his home in Jerseyville 25 November, Thomas ODonnell. Remains taken to North Alton and burial in Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers: Nicholas Wallace, Henry Scheffer, Chas. M. Boyle, Fred Bertman, Robert Kinsla, and James Fitzgerald. Leaves wife and five children. Was only son of John ODonnell of Piasa Township. Born in Ireland in 1838. To US in 1852 and to Jersey county in 1855. Served as private in 144th Illinois Infantry until the close of the war, when he returned to Piasa Township Where he stayed until 1877, when elected to office of Assessor and Treasurer of the county and moved to Jerseyville. In 1879 he was re-elected. Good and faithful officer.
OHALLORAN. Jerseyville Republican October 1892: Mrs. O’Halloran died of heart disease. Funeral from St. Francis church. Daughter came from west. Mrs. James O’Halloran. Attending – Mrs. James Brice and children of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder and children of St. Louis; James O’Halloran of Denver; Miss Della McMahon, Mary Casey, Mrs. John Wilkine, Miss Mulholland, Miss Eliza Murphy of St. Louis.
OHARE. Jersey County Democrat. 11 July 1918: death of Mrs. Mary O’Hare, mother of Mrs. Charles Yoethan of Myrtle Street, Jerseyville at home of her daughter Mrs. Joseph Reiger, near Belltrees, Illinois. Had been paralyzed for 19 years. 86 years old. Besides Mrs. Yoethan, survived by Mrs. John Reintges of Elsah, Mrs. J. Reiger of Elsah, Mrs. P. J. Fleming of Jerseyville, Mrs. Wm. Mandorsia of Elsah and John O’Hare of Granite City. Funeral Saturday from St. Michael’s church in Belltrees. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Fleming and children, Mrs. Cosmos Keller, Mrs. Mary Knapp and Mrs. Wm. Tracy went to Belltrees Saturday to attend the funeral.
OHARE. Jerseyville Republican 6 May 1926: Mrs. P. J. Fleming and Mrs. Anna Reintges of Elsah received word of death of their brother, John O’Hare of Granite City. Mr. O’Hare was former Jersey resident. He leaves widow, one step Son, Ray Huff, four sisters, Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Reintges, Mrs. John Reiger of Godfrey, Mrs. Charles Yeothan of Alton. Funeral from Catholic church in granite city. Burial in Granite City cemetery.
OKEEFE. Jerseyville Republican. 1 February 1916: Mrs. Catherine O’Keefe died January 21 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. C. Drescher, 790 Riverside Drive, New York. The remains were placed in a vault until April when they will be brought to Jerseyville and laid beside her husband, the late James OKeefe in St. Francis cemetery.
OKEEFE. Alton Telegraph 1963: Thomas OKeefe, 92 years old of Grafton died at Mather Nursing Home in Alton. Born in Grafton on 28 August 1871, son of late Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew OKeefe. Retired from Grafton Quarry where he was superintendent. Wife, Margaret Scannell died in 1916. Leaves nephew Gregory Mooney of Mt. Airy, MD and two nieces, Mrs. William Kienstra of Wood River and Mrs. Margaret McGuire of Longbarn, California. Funeral from St. Patricks church at Grafton. By Msgr. William B. Whalen of Highland. Burial in Scenic Hill cemetery.
OKEEFE. Jerseyville Republican 16 October 1919: Bartholemew OKeefe died at his home in Grafton. 89 years old. Born in County Cork, Ireland and when a young man of 19 came to this country. Mr. OKeefe has been a resident of Grafton for nearly 53 years and was foreman of the Grafton Quarry until he retired 16 years ago. He was married to Margaret Loren and Friday, 17 October would have been their 49th wedding anniversary. Mrs. OKeefe preceded her husband. Leaves five children; Misses Agnes OKeefe and Elizabeth Mooney of Grafton. Miss Ellen OKeefe of Mishwaka, IN. Thomas OKeefe of Grafton and James Mooney of Wood River. 4 grandchildren. Funeral from St. Patrick’s church. Rev. C. J. Davis. Buried IOOF cemetery.
OLAUGHLIN. 10 August 1972: word has been received in Jerseyville of the death of James O’Laughlin, 62, a former resident of this city, which occurred Sunday at his home in Miami, Florida. He had been ill the past year. Funeral services and burial were in Miami. Mr. O’Laughlin, a son of Mrs. John (Bridget) O’Laughlin of Jerseyville and the late Mr. O’Laughlin, was born in Springfield. The family later moved to Jerseyville where he was educated in the local schools. While a resident here, Mr. O’Laughlin had worked as a printer for the Jersey County News and in Calhoun County. Upon completion of military service during world war II, the Jerseyville man located in Miami where he resumed his printing career. In addition to his mother, Mr. O’Laughlin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Rogers O’Laughlin of Miami, and one brother, John Francis O’Laughlin of San Francisco, California.
OLOUGHLIN. Jersey County Democrat. February 1906: Mrs. Mary OLoughlin died 4 February at home of son in Alton. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev. B. W. Lee officiating.
OLOUGHLIN. 26 November 1896: Mary OLoughlin, 92 years old. St. Francis church. 1 brother, Patrick.
OLOUGHLIN. 14 April 1955: John Joseph OLoughlin of 301 Cheney Street in Jerseyville, died at nine forty-five o’clock Monday morning, 11 April at the Watson Nursing Home following an illness that has extended over a period of years. Mr. OLoughlin was born in Jerseyville 8 July 1880, a son of the late Patrick and Mary Fitzpatrick OLoughlin. His age at the time of death was seventy-four years, nine months and three days. Surviving the decedent are his wife, Mrs. Bridget OLoughlin; three sons, Richard J. OLoughlin of Chicago, James Carl OLoughlin of Miami, Florida, and John Francis OLoughlin of south San Francisco, California.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services were held this (Thurs) morning at nine-thirty o’clock at St. Francis Xavier church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Father John J. Clancy and interment was in St. Francis cemetery.
OLOUGHLIN. 8 April 1977: Funeral mass for Mrs. Bridget OLoughlin, 95, of 301 Cheney St., Jerseyville was celebrated at 10 am Monday at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Shea celebrant. Burial was in St. Xavier cemetery. Her death occurred at 10:50 April 7 at Garnet’s Chateau. She was born in Springfield, Sep. 1881, a daughter of Patrick and C……Marron Welsh. Her husband, John OLoughlin died in 1955. She is survived by one son, (Barney) OLoughlin of San Francisco, California.; a sister and one brother M……. F. Eubank and Bernard Welsh of Springfield; three grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the rosary was recited Sunday evening.
OLOUGHLIN. July 1907: Mrs. Jerry OLoughlin died at her home on Morean Street Friday at 8 o’clock am aged 70 years. The funeral services will be held from St. Francis Xavier church at 9 o’clock on Monday morning. Rev. J. J. Driscoll officiating.
OMALEY. 14 December 1906: Thomas O’maley died at county farm 14 December 1906. 75 years old. Funeral from Holy Ghost Church., Rev. F. A. Marks. Burial in Catholic cemetery.
ONEAL. 9 June 1977: services for Henry C. O’Neal, 93, a retired farmer and orchardist of Rt. 1 Dow will be conducted at 1:30 pm on June 10 at the Gubser Funeral Home with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. His death occurred at 11:30 am on June 8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Patrick (Carol) Gibbons of Rt. 1 Dow. He was born 28 June 1883 in Schuyler County, a son of Henry and Martha Eckroy O’Neal. His wife, Fanny, died 28 November 1973. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lois) Hutchinson of Portland, OR and Mrs. Gibbons of Rt. 1 Dow; and two sons, Norris o’neal of Rushville and Jimmy Lee O’Neal of Rt. 3, Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.
ONEIL. 9 December 1980: James C. O’Neil, 52, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. 2 December at his home of Rt. 1, Dow from an apparent heart attack. Born 9 October 1928 in Marion, Ohio, he was a son of the late James and Helen Tyler O’Neil. O’Neil was an accountant at Olin Corp. for 12 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. His survivors are his wife, the former Lois Nedro whom he married 17 March 1951 in North Carolina; two sisters, Alice Ruelas of Tucson, AZ.
OATES. 03/22/79: Services for James P. Oates, 51, of R. 1, Fieldon were conducted at 1:30 pm Thursday at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. James Pepper. Burial was in the Noble cemetery, Otterville. He died unexpectedly at 8 am March 19 at his home in Rosedale Township from an apparent heart attack. Born 10 May 1927 in Alton, he was the son of Sarah Phipps Fraley Oates, surviving and the late Pascal L. Oates. A World War II veteran, he was an operator at Owens-illinois Glass Co. His survivors are his wife, the former Barbara Schmittag whom he married 8 January 1949; a son, James R. Oates of Fieldon; two Daughters, Connie Benedict of Jerseyville and Jenny Brown of Kent; six grandchildren; a brother and one Sister, Thomas L. Oates and Darlene Dooling, both of Wood River. The family has designated the heart fund as a memorial.
OBERMYER. Jerseyville Republican. 11 March 1909: Frank Obermyer died at home near Fieldon 24 February. 69 years old. German Evangelical Church. Rev. Hempel.
ODELL. 16 August 1986: Richard B. Odell, 73, of Godfrey, died at 10:50 am Friday 15 August 1986 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Odell was a supervisor at Owens-Illinois Glass and retired in 1957. After that, he was a consultant for the International Executive Service Corp. of Manila, Philippines. Born in Piasa, the son of the Late Roy and Maye (Beeby) Odell, he married the former Marguerite Craig on 23 June 1937 in Piasa. She survives, in addition to a daughter, Nancy Russell of Peoria; two grandchildren; two Brothers, Russell Odell of Champaign and Paul Odell of Piasa; and two sisters, Frances Lahr of Bowie, MD, and Sylvia May Fritz of Jerseyville. Arrangements are pending at Smith Funeral Home in Alton.
OEHMAN. January 1893: Peter Oehman, 85 years old. Delhi.
OEHMSTEDT. Jersey County Democrat. 6 January 1898: Died at his home 2 January 1898, Charles Ludvig Oehmstedt, 74 years. Funeral from German Evangecal Church. Rev. Alfred Ballhorn. Native of Wangerin Stargard Pommern, Germany. Came to Jerseyville from Germany 40 years ago. Leaves wife, and 8 children. Mrs. Matilda Nestler, Mrs. Alfred Brinton and Miss Emma Oehmstedt of this city. Mrs. J. R. Glenn of Sedalia, Missouri, Mrs. George Spreen of Alton; Messrs. Charles, Otto, and Louis of St. Louis.
OERTEL. 27 November 1969: Funeral rites for Miss Ida L. Oertel, 86, of Brighton, were held sat. Afternoon at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Brighton. Her death occurred Thursday morning at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in St. Louis where she had resided since January of this year. She was born 25 November 1882 in Jersey county, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Oertel, and was the last member of her family of two sisters and two brothers. Miss Oertel was employed with the Brighton Telephone Company from 1928 until her retirement in 1956. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the Women’s Guild. Only survivors are a niece and nephews.
OERTEL. May 1986: Mae Margaret (Scott) Oertel, 69, Athens, GA, formerly of Brighton, died Monday, 5 May at her residence. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Scott and was married to Robert Oertel on 26 July 1938 in new Jersey. Born in Bucks County, PA, she was a registered nurse and owned and operated a catering business. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Lelia and Estella Oertel, both of Athens, GA, Ann Hull of Augusta, GA, and Roberta Freeman of Huntsville, AL; three grandchildren and one sister. Visitation was at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens. Services were at First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Memorials may be given to the Pastors Fund of the Church, P.O. Box 608, Athens, GA 30603. Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home of Brighton is in charge of local arrangements.
OERTEL. 23 January 1984 Brighton – Otto Louis Oertel, 96, died at 4:58 am today at St. Joseph’s hospital. Born in Jersey county, son of the late Frank and Wilhemenia (Haag) Oertel, he married the former Julia Ann Bohn on 6 August 1916 in Brighton. She died on 9 September 1974. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Athens, GA, and Leland of Brighton; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Hermes of Brighton and Amelia Schafer of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm tues. At Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. The body will be moved to St. John’s United Church of Christ at 11 am Wednesday For funeral services at 1 pm with the Rev. Henry Lippert officiating. Burial will be in Brighton cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, of which he was a member.
OGDEN. May 1956: William Ogden, 87, a native of Jersey county died Sunday, May 13, at one a.m. at the home of his son, Bert Ogden, in Alton. The aged man had been in ill health for the past year. Funeral services were held Tuesday Afternoon, 16 May at three o’clock at the Gent Chapel in Alton. Rev. J.w. Ellsworth pastor of the Edwards Street Assembly of God Church, officiated and burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Mr. Ogden was born in Jersey county on 13 February1869 and spent his early life here. As a young man he engaged in farming. For the past thirty-five years Mr. Ogden has resided in Alton. He retired from Shell Oil Co. thirteen years ago after completing twenty years service with the company. While a resident of Jersey county he affiliated with the Baptist church, and was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge at Fieldon. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary Fondle Ogden; two Sons, William E. Ogden of Jerseyville and Bert Ogden of Alton; three daughters, Mrs. Amanda Levi of Jerseyville, Mrs. Elsie Cope and Mrs. Rose Ellen Brown of Alton; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Medford of Jerseyville. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and thirty three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.
OGDEN. Nov. 1921: Nancy, daughter of David and Francie Applin, was born in Millstadt Township, St. Clair County, Illinois on 1 April 1832 and departed this life after an illness of exactly seven days, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Medford, Richwoods Township, Jersey County, Illinois on 22 October 1921. Aged 89 years, 6 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage with George Snow of Ohio in 1852. To this union five children were born, two of whom are still living. Mr. Snow passed away in 1865. After several years of care and guardianship of her children, she was again united in marriage. In 1868, she became the wife of Phelix Ogden of Missouri. To them were born three children, two of whom are still living, one son, Manly Ogden having preceded his mother eighteen years ago. Phelix Ogden died 14 December 1877. Mrs. Ogden made “home happy” for her children until all were married, then divided her time at their different homes, until in 1900, since then she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Medford. On 11 June 1890, she became a member of the Church of Christ of which she has ever been a faithful member. Practically all of her life was spent in Jersey county, here in this community, where by living a true, and neighborly Christian life, she made many friends both young and old, who mourn her departure. Her home was always a welcome place to her neighbors and also to children. Many fathers and mothers of today tell their children of the pleasant times spent at “grandmas.” She was always a welcome visitor in the neighbors’ homes where she administered acts of kindness in sickness and trouble. “Tried and true” feebly expresses the truth worth of her life as a kind patient and loving mother. This is also true of her life as a grandmother. Mrs. Ogden was a cripple the last nineteen years of her life, caused by a stroke of lightning when she was out on the lawn watching a storm. Though “on crutches” she patiently suffered and kept up the true brave spirit of her former years. All that could be, was done by loving hands to comfort the sufferer in her last days of illness. Now, she suffers no more, and knowing her as she was, we all feel confident that she will be met with the blessed words, “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” She leaves to mourn her, three Sons, David Snow of Nutwood, Worthington Snow of Hardin, Illinois., and Wm. Ogden of Nutwood, Illinois., one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Medford of Richwoods Township, one half-sister, Mrs. Kate Kirk of Grafton, Illinois., 12 grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. “Sleep soft, beloved” we ….poem torn away.
OGDEN. 28 February 1977: Mrs. Letha A. Ogden of R. 3 Jerseyville, died at 10:45 pm on 27 February at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Jerseyville on 2 March 1906, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Rose Tucker Perdun. Mrs. Ogden was a member of the First Baptist church of Fieldon. She is survived by her husband, William L. Ogden; two Sons, William L. Ogden of Godfrey and Rupert L. Ogden of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs. Myrl (Irene) McKenna and Mrs. Clinton (Josephine) Crabtree of Jerseyville, Mrs. Lester (Marilla) Whittleman of Alton and Mrs. Carl (Helen) Arnold of Mesa, AZ, three brothers, William Perdun, Howard (Dick) Perdun and Joe Perdun, all of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Visitation will be held after 7 pm on 28 February and all day Tues. at Gubser Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 2 pm on 2 March at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Barber of the First Baptist church of Fieldon. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
OGDEN. 11 January 1983: services for William E. Ogden, 81, of 601 West Pine St, Jerseyville were conducted Monday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home with the Rev. David Cauley officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at 5:15 am 31 December at Greenwood Manor. He was born 8 April 1901 in Richwood Township, Jersey County, a son of the late William and Mary Fundel Ogden. He retired in 1970 from Duncan Foundry, Alton, where he worked in the machine shop for 27 years. After retirement he worked in grounds maintenance at Pere Marquette State Park. He is survived by two sons, William “Bill” Ogden, Godfrey, and Rupert L. Ogden, Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother and a sister, Bert Ogden and Rose Brown of Alton. His wife, the former, Letha A. “Tiny” Perdun, died 27 February 1977 and two sisters also preceded him in death. The First Baptist church of Fieldon of which he was a member has been named as a memorial.
OHLEY. 6 December 1979: A funeral mass for Mrs. Mary Ellen Ohley, 75, of 2400 S. State Street, Alton will be celebrated at 10 am Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic church, Godfrey. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s cemetery. She died at 10:25 am 4 December at Blu Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey. She was born 25 December 1903 in Jersey county, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Schaaf. Mrs. Ohley taught in Jersey county schools for 37 years, retiring in 1963. She is survived by her husband, Emil Ohley whom she married 29 July 1944 in Jerseyville; one daughter, Alsia Metz of Alton; two grandchildren; one Brother, John Schaaf of Escondido, California. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm Thursday at Gent Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7pm.
OLEHMSTEDT. Jerseyville Republican. 10 November 1893: Robert Olehmstedt, 35 years old died at home in St. Louis. Funeral from family home in Jerseyville. Rev. I. C. Tyson.
OLNEY. February 1902: C. S. Olney died at home in Mena, AR 2 February 1902, 69 years old. Funeral at Methodist church in Jerseyville. Dr. C. B. Resse. Born in Washington County, Ohio 13 April 1832. Came to Jersey county in 1850, teaching school in Fieldon. 1864, clerkship in store of James E. Eads. 1864 was Deputy Sheriff of county. 1871 engaged in store at Fieldon. Wed Virginia F. Belt, daughter of Horatio and Mary Belt 10 September 1868. Three children: Clara E., wife of Geo. Legate, Mark P. and Lee S., all of Mena.
ONETTO. Weekly Republican. 21 May 1880: John H. Onetto was born in Philadelphia in 1823. In 1838, came west with his parents. Married in 1842 to Lydia A. Davis at Woodbury, Greene Co. Methodist church at Elsah membership. 58 years old. Elsah Lodge Odd Fellows in charge of service, Rev. Van Clece serving. Pall bearers: Robt. Brock, L. D. Lurton, Smith Titus, Addison Greene, John L. White., David Cornelius. He was a house carpenter, architect and builder. Burial in Elsah cemetery.
ONETTO. Over two hundred Odd Fellows attended the funeral of John ONETTO at Elsah last Sunday. [note: J. H. ONETTO] From Jersey County Democrat, May 20, 1880.
ONTIS. Jerseyville – Mildred L. Ontis, 76, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, 20 August 1989 at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. She was a nurses aide at Beverly Farms Foundation of Godfrey 22 years, retiring in 1976. Born in Rosedale, her parents were the late James and Ida (Bryant) Andrews. On 3 July 1931, in Rosedale, she married Lester Ontis. He died 30 November 1977. Surviving are a son, Phillip Ontis of Decatur, AR; two Daughters, Betty J. Johnson of Alton and Belle Holliday of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Louis and Freddie Andrews and a sister, Bertha Andrews. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues at Healing Waters Temple in Jerseyville noon Wednesday until service time at 1 p.m. The Rev. Olin Hill will officiate. Burial is in Rosedale cemetery.
ONTIS. Jersey County News 31 March 1927: Funeral of Charles Ontis Saturday in Gubser Chapel. Rev. Joseph Jenkins. Burial in Hartford cemetery. 45 years of age. Born and reared near Eldred, Greene County, and lived in Jerseyville vicinity for number of years before moving to Alton. Leaves widow and four children.
ONTIS. 1 December 1977: Services for Lester R. Ontis, 67, of Billings OK, will be held at 2 pm 2 December at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale cemetery. His death occurred on 29 November in Enid, Okla. He was born in Fieldon on 24 July 1910, a son of harry Ontis and Clara Belle Corbin Ontis and was married to the former Mildred Andrews. They moved from Jersey county to Red Rock, Okla., in 1970 and in 1971 moved to Billings, Okla. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Betty) Johnson of Billings, Okla. and Belle Bierman of Brighton; one Son, Philip Wayne of Billings, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Leta Johnston of Alton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Billings, Okla. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home after 4 pm today.
ONTIS. Jersey County Democrat. 17 October 1918: John Ontis died at home, 60 years of age. Funeral from Hartford Methodist Church. Rev. Joe. Jenkins. Burial Hartford cemetery.
ONTIS. 1913: Mrs. Harry Ontis died Sunday at her home near Fieldon at 24 years of age.