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Jersey County Obituaries & Deaths
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BOAT, Oliver Emil, born 26-04-1906, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, Memorial Park cemetery. Oliver Emil “butch” Boat, 73 of Dow died May 20 at his home. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated. Burial will be in Memorial Park, St. Louis, MO. Born in St. Louis Apr. 26, 1906, he was a son of William & Henrietta (Rupple) Boat and was a construction worker. His survivors are his wife, Mildred Clara (Mullen) Boat; a stepson, Robert Mohrman of Elsah; 1 brother, William Boat of St. Louis; and 1 sister-in-law, Ruth Crabtree of St. Charles, MO; and 6 grandchildren. 2 brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death.
BOATMAN, Elinda (Cope), born 19-09-1869, Jersey County, Illinois, buried 29-01-1952, Carlinville cemetery. Elinda Boatman, 82, of Carlinville, died Jan. 29 at her home in that city where she had gone as a bride more than 60 years ago. Mrs Boatman was a daughter of the late Henry & Rachael Cope and was born in Jersey County Sept. 19, 1869. She was married Oct. 29, 1889 to Arthur A. Boatman and all of their married life was spent in the house where he took his wife as a bride. The death of Mr. Boatman occurred in 1939. The aged woman is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Edith Mudgett, Mrs. Nell Emerick and Mrs. Stella Mvgaughey of Carlinville and Miss Harriett L. Boatman of Princeton; 7 sons, Frank M. of Peoria, Everett J., Ralph H., Walter W., Alfred A., and Howard died all of Carlinville, and Ray W., of Auburn; 2 brothers, Leslie Cope of Gillespie and Zenas Cope of Eldorado. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and 13 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 31, at Ferketich funeral home in Carlinville and burial was in Carlinville cemetery.
BOCK, Charles Lee, born Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 22-09-1979, buried Cemetery Valhalla cemetery. Charles Lee bock, 46, of RR Delhi died Sept. 22, 1979 at his home after a lengthy illness. Services were held Sept. 25 at Gent Funeral home in Alton with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Born in Alton, he was the son of the late Henry G. & Anita (Atkins) Bock. He had worked as a tractor driver at Owens-Illinois for 24 years until his recent retirement. His survivors are 5 sister, Joann Hall and Alice Dunham, both of Godfrey, Betty Fitzgibbons, Delhi, Henrietta Heitzman, Dow, Peggy Hart, Carlinville; 3 brother, William, Alton, Lamar, Brighton and Glen of Jerseyville.
BOCK, Fred W., born Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 01-10-1987, buried Cemetery Valhalla cemetery. Fred W. Bock, 85, died Oct. 1, 1987, at Jersey Care Center in Jerseyville. A farmer, Bock was born in Alton, a son of the late Henry & Emma (Brandt) Bock. He is survived by 3 daughters, Jesse Froebel of Brighton, Betty Lockhart of NE, and Mary Kranich of MT.; 2 sons, Frederick Bock of Jerseyville and Emil Bock of AR.; 27 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Harry Bock of Wilsonville and Carl Bock of Brighton. Visitation and services were held at Targhetta funeral home, Brighton, Rev. Henry Lippert officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to charity of one’s choice.
BODENBACH, Norma C. (Musgrove), born 1926, Fidelity, Jersey County, Illinois, died 29-10-1987, buried Bunker Hill City cemetery. Norma C. Bodenbach, 61, died Oct. 29, 1987, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Fidelity, daughter of the late Charles & Nancy (Kincakd) Musgrove. She married Lowell W. Bodenbach June 24, 1943, in Bunker Hill. He died Oct. 26, 1982. Mrs Bodenbach was the manager of College Cleaners in Alton and retired in June 1987. Surviving are 1 daughter, Melodye Gosch of Bunker Hill; 2 sons, Lowell N. “lucky” Bodenbach of Alton and John a Bodenbach of Shelbyville, OH; 3 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Catherine Bruckert of Bunker Hill and Helen Clore of Mattoon. 5 brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was at Jacoby-Wise funeral home in Bunker Hill. Services were held at first Congregational church of Bunker Hill. Burial was in Bunker Hill City cemetery.
BODKIN, Millard, died 07-1955, buried 28-07-1955. Millard Bodkin, youngest son of the late William and Elvira Bodkin, died recently in Dallas, TX. Mrs George Busch of Otterville vicinity received word from her cousin, Mrs. William Bodkin of Tulsa, OK, of the death. Mr Bodkin was a brother of Mrs. Josephine Pregler of Kane who has been a patient at Alton Memorial hospital for the past month. Mr Bodkin was reared and educated at Otterville and resided here until about 35 years ago when he went to Kansas City where he was associated with Goodyear Tire company. Later he was transferred to Dallas. He iIs survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Bodkin, 1 daughter, Betty and 1 grandchild; 1 brother, William Bodkin of Tulsa, OK. Services were held July 28, in Dallas.
BOEDEKER, Joseph A., born Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, died 19-06-1982. Joseph A. Boedeker, 64, of Alton and husband of the former Maxine House, whom he married Dec. 1938. He died June 19, at Alton Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian church in Alton. A native of Clarion, PA, he was employed at SIU, Edwardsville for a number of years. His survivors arr his wife, Maxine, 1 daughter, Stephanie O’connor of Brandon, FL; 4 grandchildren; 1 sister, Julia Andria of Coulterville; and 2 brothers, William R. of Godfrey and Edward of Alton. Rev Courtley Burrough officiated. Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian church and River Bend United Way.
BOEDY, John E., born19-06-1890, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-1972, buried Valhalla cemetery. John E. Boedy, 82, of Godfrey, died at St. Anthony hospital, Alton, where he had been a patient since June 24. Mr Boedy had retired from the Godfrey post office in 1960, where he had been a rural mail carrier since 1924. He was born in Jersey County on June 19, 1890. He married Bertha H. (Fessler) Boedy, Nov. 28, 1916. Mr Boedy was a member of the Evangelical Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Bertha; 1 daughter, Mrs. August (Melba Jean) Franke of Godfrey; and 1 brother, Glenn, of Hannibal, MO. Services were held at Gent Funeral home with Rev. Walter H. Krebs officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.
BOEDY, Orville W., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 26-02-1976, buried Valhalla cemetery. Orville W. Boedy, 77, of Godfrey, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton after 1 years of failing health. He retired 10 years ago as owner of Boedy’s tavern in Edwardsville. He had previously employed as a welder at Standard Oil Company, many years. A native of Jersey county, he is survived by his widow, Helen (Bell) Boedy, whom he married Sept. 23, 1919; 1 son, Donald of Godfrey; 1 sister, Mrs. Edward (Dolores) Hoffman of Godfrey; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. William Schnurr of Godfrey. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Michael church in Beltrees with Rev. Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Visitation was held at Gent Funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. Anthony hospital.
BOEDY, Roy E., died 11-1959, buried Valhalla cemetery. Roy E. Boedy, 77, a bachelor, was found dead at his home at East Newbern last Monday. Mr Boedy lived alone and had been in good health most of his life. The deceased is survived by an only sister, Mrs. Oscar Rintoul of East Newbern Rd, and 5 brothers, Archie of Tampica, Mexico, Walter of Springfield, Elmer L. of Torrance, CA, Glenn E. of Hannibal, MO, and John E., of Godfrey. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leroy Lyell, pastor of Bethel Methodist Church conducted the services and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.
BOEHM, Dorothea Pat (Shaw), died 12-12-1979, buried Florida? Dorothea “pat” Boehm, died Dec. 12, 1979 at Homestead AFB hospital. Services were conducted in the Homestead Air Force Base chapel in Homestedad, FL, Dec. 16. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mabel (welch) Shaw, formerly of Fieldon and Jerseyville area and the late Henry C. Shaw. Dorothea was married Aug. 15, 1945 to US Naval Comm. Casper R. Boehm in New York City, he survives. She attended Shurtleff College, Alton; Washington University, Washington, DC and New York University as a graduate student in fashion and retailing. Prior to her marriage she was an Eska travel consultant for a New York corporation and at a later date conducted 2 daily radio programs in Washington, DC. Mrs Boehm was a member of the Sarah Constant DAR chapter in Norfolk, VA. A graduate of the Lewis Hotel and Motel Training School of Washington DC, he served in various managerial capacities for the Holiday Inn system both in Freeport and Florida areas. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Roberta Davis of Norman and Mrs. Perky Gatschenberger of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her father and 1 brother, Hubert. Memorials may be given to National Cancer Association.
BOGUE, Chauncey Cleve, born 22-11-1930, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, died 12-10-1959, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Chauncey Cleve Bogue, 28, of Grafton, died Oct. 12, in Barnes hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for 17 days. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. The body was then moved to the Baptist Church in Grafton where funeral services were held by Rev. Wm. Botner of Grafton and Rev. Benjamin Sauerwein of Jerseyville officiated. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Mr Bogue was the son of George E. & Daisy (Varner) Bogue and was born in Litchfield on Nov. 22, 1930. He had resided in Grafton for 15 years. He was employed by Union Starch company. Surviving are his parents, Mr. & Mrs George C. Bogue, Grafton, 1 sister, Mrs. Norma Keeny of Great Falls, MT, 3 brothers, George Maynard Bogue of Granite City, Leroy Bogue of TX and James Richard Bogue of Grafton, and his grandfather, Chauncey Maynard of Phoenix, AZ.
BOHANNAN, Agnes Christine (Lenz), born Jersey County, Illinois, died 24-10-1990, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Agnes Christine Bohannan, 100, former Jerseyville and Alton resident, died Oct. 24, 1990, at Park Strathmoore in Rockford, IL. born in Jersey county, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Mary (Albert) Lenz. She married Dr. Hugh R. Bohannan Aug. 14, 1917. He died Oct. 20, 1958. Nieces and nephews survive. 11 sisters and 2 brothers, preceded her in death. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville. Rev William Hembrow was celebrant with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost-St. Francis schools or masses.
BOHANNAN, Hugh Russell, born12-09-1876, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 20-10-1958, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Dr Hugh Russell Bohannan, 82, dean of Jerseyville doctors died Oct. 20, 1958 at St. Joseph hospital, Alton, where he had been a patient for the past 5 1/2 wks. Funeral services were held Oct. 22, at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. As a tribute of respect to the beloved citizen of Jersey county, business houses and offices in Jerseyville were closed during the hours of the huneral. Masonic rites were conducted Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Dr Bohannan was widely known for his unselfish service. The Jerseyville physician had entered the hospital Sept. 11, and the next day observed his 82nd birthday. The decedent was a son of the late Russell & Mary (Snell) Bohannan and was born Sept. 12, 1876 in Macoupin county. The greater part of his life was spent in Jersey county. The well-known Dr was a decendant of Dr Asa Snell, the first practicing physician in Jersey county, who came here in 1833 from Vermont. As a young man he taught in the rural schools of Jersey County and at Fidelity and Otterville. As soon as schools were dismissed for summer vacations he became a student and studied medicine at Illinois Medical College in Chicago. In 1904 he received his degree in medicine and for 8 months engaged in practice in Niotaza, KS, and then returned to Jersey County where for more than 50 years he ministered to several generations of families. Those who sought his medical aid knew that the fee would be small and in many cases the physician made no charge at all. Upon locating in Jerseyville he opened an office in the Snedeker building on N. State St., latter moving to quarters in the IOOF building where he remained for 39 years. In recent years Dr Boahnnan had offices over Kirby drug store. In 1953 Dr Bohannan was given community wide recognition as he began his 49th year of practice in Jersey county. A fund was started for a surprise gift for the physician and his many friends and patients were anxious to take part in the project. Because of his interest in sports it was decided to give him a television. When more money was received than the purchase price of the set, other gifts were purchased and presented to him. The following year Dr Bohannan and Dr F. N. Mclaren of White Hall were honored by the Jersey & Greene County medical societies as they marked their 50 years of practice. A dinner was held in Jerseyville in their honor and they were presented gold service pins and portable radios. When interviewed in 1953, Dr Bohannan estimated he had delivered about 1,800 babies. During his years of practice he had used many modes of travel to reach his patients. Until his illness, Dr Bohannan seldom missed a day at his office and for many years he had office hours 7 days a week and evening hours also. During the influenza epidemic in WWI the Jerseyville physician hardly had his clothes off for 5 wks, either day of night, while ministering to the victims of the malady. Dr Bohannan had been affiliated with Blue Lodge No 394, AF & AM, since May 23, 1898 and had received a 50 yr Masonic jewl. He had served as High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter. He served continuously as a member of the Jerseyville Building Loan & Homestead Association since June 11, 1928, and at the time of his death was Vice President of the Jersey Savings & Loan Association Dr Bohannan had been affiliated with the Jersey County Medical Society for many years and was past president of the Society. He was married Aug. 12, 1917 to Agnes (Lenz) Bohannan of Jerseyville, who survives him. Also surviving are 1 niece Miss Ina Bohannan of White Hall and 1 nephew, Charles Bohannan, and 1 g-nephew, Charles Bohannan Jr., of Jerseyville.
BOHANNAN, Ina, died 05-1975, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Miss Ina Bohannan, 76, a former resident of Jerseyville, died at Schmitt Memorial hospital in Beardstown where she had been a former Superintendent and retired nurse. Miss Bohannan was the first patient transferred to the new facility on May 10. Final services were held at the Methodist Church in Beardstown. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. Miss Bohannan’s health career began in 1924 when she graduated from Passavant Hospital School of Nursing in Jacksonville. She later returned to Passavant hospital as Assistant Superintendent, working in that capacity until 1936. She served -incomplete
BOHANNON, Alma D. (Downing), died 25-12-1980, buried Valhalla cemetery. Alma D. Bohannon, 63, of RR Dow died Dec. 25, 1980 at her home of an apparent heart attack. Her husband Charles R. Bohannon, died Nov.18, 1967. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Boyd Goodson officiated with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Survivors are 4 sons, Donald R., Godfrey, Charles D., Dennis L. and Danny M., Dow; 3 daughters, Judy Morgan of Dow, Janice Mourning, Jerseyville, Jessie Davis, South Roxana; 16 grandchildren; 2 brother, Alfred Downing, Gilbertsville, KY, Virgil Downing, Oregon; 1 sister, Deana Timmons, Benton, KY; 1 half brother, Rollie Farley and 1 sister, Bernetta Johnson, both of Benton, KY. Memorials may be given to the Church of Christ.
BOHANNON, Bertha V. (Norris), born Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois, died 29-01-1987, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Bertha V. Bohannon, 55, died Jan. 29, 1987, at Jersey Community hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a waitress at various restaurants in the area. Born in Greenfield, she was the daughter of the late Other M. & Jennie Mae (Hall) Norris. Surviving are 1 son, Charles Bohannon, Jerseyville; 1 grandson; 7 sister, Cornelia Cummings, Godfrey, Dorothy Ashlock, Jerseyville, Patsy Anthony, White Hall, Pat Havlin, Roodhouse, Mildred Waters, Lynnville, Sarah Knight, Wynder, GA and Margaret Easley, Rockbridge; 5; brother, Charles Norris, Godfrey, George Norris, White Hall, John Norris, Joliet, James and Doug Norris, both of Cole City. Graveside rites were conducted in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Lupis foundation. Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.
BOHN, Clara E. (Hughes), born 04-05-1905, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, died 19-02-1993, buried White Hall cemetery. Clara E. Bohn, 87, formerly of Carrollton, died Feb. 19, 1993, at Jersey Community hospital. Born in St. Louis, May 4, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Highton & Clara (Wallington) Hughes. She married Rev. Benjamin Bohn in 1929, in St. Louis and he died May 5, 1969. Surviving are 1 daughter, Virginia Hall of Carrollton; and 3 grandchildren. 2 half brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was from Airsman-Hires Funeral home, Carrollton. Services were held at Carrollton First Baptist Church. Revs Al Eastin and Jerry Belden officiated. Burial was in White Hall cemetery. Memorials may be given to Carrollton First Baptist church where she was a pianist for many years, or White Hall First Christ church.
BOKER, Audrey Pearl (Higgins), born19-12-1899, Doe Run, St. Francois County, Missouri, died 25-11-1975, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Audrey Pearl Boker, 75, who resided at Blu-fountain Manor died Nov.25. Services were held on Nov. 28 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated. Internment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born on Dec. 19, 1899 in Doe Run, MO, a daughter of Ellen Higgins. Her husband Roy W. Boker, died in 1964. Her survivors are 2 sons, Roy W. Boker, Jr., of Granite City and Edward D. Boker of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Allen (Marie) Foster of -incomplete
BOKER, Mary (Pickerel), born 01-05-1869, Monroe County, Kentucky, died 11-02-1947, buried Maple Lawn cemetery. Mary (Griswold) Boker, 77 yrs, 9 mo, 10 days, a resident of Fidelity for about 56 yrs, died Feb. 11, in Alton. Mrs Boker was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pickerel and she was born in Monroe County, KY, May 1, 1869. As a child she and her parents came from Kentucky in a covered wagon from Kentucky to Illinois and the family settled in the Kane vicinity. As a young woman she moved to Fidelity where she had since resided. Surviving are 2 sons, Waren Griswold of Fidelity and Lloyd Griswold of Jerseyville; 1 grandson, Harold Griswold of Salem and 1 brother, Elzy Pickerel of Jerseyville. Services were held at Whitfield-Warner funeral chapel in Medora, Feb. 14, with Rev E. W. Fox officiating. Interment was in Maple Lawn cemetery near Medora.
BOND, Della, born 22-02-1869, Lincoln County, Tennessee, died 07-09-1952, buried Grimes cemetery. Miss Della Bond, 83 yrs, 6 mo, 15 days, died at the home of her sister Mrs. Harry Cope west of Jerseyville, Sept. 7, 1952. The English Township resident had been ill the past few weeks. Miss Bond was a daughter of the late Samuel Anderson & Mary M. (Milton) Bond. She was born in Lincoln County, TN, Feb. 22, 1869. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Cope of Jerseyville and Mrs. Josephine Olmstead of Capital City, MO; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev F. W. Schwarzlose officiated and interment was in Grimes cemetery.
BONER, Alex, died 1897, buried Catholic cemetery. Alex Boner, older resident of Jerseyville, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Rusk, in SE suburbs. Funeral from German Catholic church to Catholic cemetery. Rev Marks.
BONER, Billy J., died 30-11-1979, buried Valhalla (St. Louis). Billy J. Boner, 45, of St. Louis, formerly of Jerseyville died Nov.30 after a long illness. Services were conducted at Jennings Christian church, Jennings, MO by the pastor Billy Campbell. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial cemetery in St. Louis. He and his wife, Joan (Cull) Boner, daughter of Blain & Mildred Cull, also former Jerseyville residents, graduated in 1952 from Jersey Community high school. Boner served in the us army for 2 years during the Korean conflict. Boner was a systems analyst in computer work for Anheuser-Busch and his wife, a registered nurse, worked for many years at St. Luke hospital. Survivors are his wife; 1 daughter, Barbara and 1 son Michael, both at home; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Boner of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Clarence Boner JR. of Decatur, GA.
BONER, Clarence, born 26-07-1906, Kane, Greene County, Illinois, died 15-09-1987, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Clarence (Shorty) Boner, 81, former owner of Oliver Implement company, in Jerseyville, died Sept. 15, at Jersey Community hospital. Boner was born July 26, 1906 in Kane, the son of the late John W. & Elizabeth (Smith) Boner. He was involved in farm implement management and sales, retiring in 1970. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Morris) Boner, whom hHe married July 26, 1928 in Butler, MO; 1 son Clarence Boner Jr., of Atlanta, GA; 2 grandsons and 2 grandaughters. He was preceded in death by 1 son, Bill Boner and 1 brother Lester Boner. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Mike Michels officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Arthritis Foundation and United Methodist Church.
BONER, Herbert Leroy, born 23-11-1923, Butler, Bates County, Missouri, died 26-01-1946, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Herbert Leroy Boner, 23, only son of Mr. & Mrs. Lester L. Boner of Jerseyville was fatally injured, Jan. 26, in a motorcycle-car crash which occurred in Wood River Township on Rt. 140. Boner’s father who was one of a group of Jerseyville cyclists was among the first persons to reach the scene following the crash and identified his son. Boner is the son of Lester L. & Lola Mae (Everett) Boner, and was Born in Butler, MO, Nov.23, 1923. The deceased was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Deloris Boner, 1 daughter, Clara Penelope Boner; his parents; 2 sister, Linda Lou and Virginia Mae Boner; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie B. Boner of Jerseyville and his maternal grandfather, Thomas Everett of Butler, MO. Funeral services were held from the Boner home to the Methodist Church. Rev Dale Harmon officiated at the service, Jan. 28, and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BONER, Lester Lou, born 23-08-1901, Greene County, Illinois, died 01-1969, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lester Lou Boner, retired farmer of RR 3, Jerseyville died at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for 11 days. Visitation and sServices were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev W. Louis Purcell pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Boner, a son of the late John & Lizzie (Smith) Boner, was born in Greene County, Aug. 23, 1901. At one time Mr. Boner owned and operated the implement business now known as Ringhausen Implement company, west of Jerseyville.
BONER, Lola Mae (Everett), born Butler, Bates County, Missouri, died 08-05-1988, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lola Mae Boner, 83, died sun May 8, 1988, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born in Butler, MO, daughter of the late Thomas J. & Phoebe E. (Diddy) Everett. On June 4, 1923, she married Lester L. Boner in Butler. He died in Jan. 1969. Surviving are 2 daughters, Linda Schepper of Washburn and Virginia Ebker of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and 1 brother, Buford Everett of Butler, MO. 1 son, Herbert L. “Pete” Boner, and 3 brothers, preceded her in death. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. Rev Mike Michels officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where Mrs. Boner had been a member.
BONER, Mary A. (Walsh), born 30-11-1870, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-05-1951, buried St. Francis cemetery. Mary A. Boner, 80 yrs, 5 mo, 7 days, widow of William Boner, died May 7, at her home in Jerseyville. She had had an extended period of fFailing health. Mrs Boner was a daughter of the late Matthew & Ellen (Long) Walsh and was born in Jersey county, Nov. 30, 1870. She is survived by 4 brother, James, Walter, Matthew and Andrew Walsh all of Jerseyville, and nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville and then to St. Francis church on May 9. Requiem mass was celebrated by father John J. Clancy and interment was in St. Francis cemetery.
BONER, Mary Otillie (Barrenger), born 10-02-1865, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-09-1928, buried Oak Grove Cemetery mausoleum. Mary Otillie Boner, 63, wife of Wm. A. Boner, died at the family home. Funeral from Methodist Church, Rev. L. W. Porter of Oblong serving. Entombment in Oak Grove mausoleum. Rites of Eastern Star observed. Born in Delhi Feb. 10, 1865 and died Sept. 1, 1928. She married Wm. Boner Oct. 9, 1890. They lived on a farm 4 miles NW of Fidelity. On Oct 9, 1911, they moved to Jerseyville. She leaves her husband, 3 brothers Ferdnand, Otto and Rudolph Barrenger, 3 nieces and 2 nephews.
BONER, Nancy Ann (Stover?), died 08-1921, buried Hawkins Prairie cemetery. Mrs. Nancy Ann Boner, 86, died at her home in Jerseyville, died at her home. Funeral from Bethel church. Rev L. W. Porter officiated and burial was in Hawkins Prairie cemetery. Survived by 3 sons, Wm. A. of Jerseyville, Edward Boner of NE of Jerseyville, John Boner of Alton.
BONER, William A., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 29-01-1950, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William A. Boner, 89 yrs, and 12 days, well known retired farmer of Jerseyville, died Jan. 29, at his home in Jerseyville. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr Boner was born in Jersey county, a son of the late William & Nancy Ann (Stover) Boner. He had made his home in Jerseyville since retiring from farming in 1911. Mr Boner has been prominent in the Masonic Order of Jerseyville and Medora and also served as a member of the board of directors of the Jerseyville Building and Loan Association He was married to Mary Otillie (Barringer) Boner, whose death occurred 21 years ago. Later he married Mary A. (Walsh) Boner of Jerseyville. The decedent was the surviving member of a family of 8. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Mary Boner and nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at the Methodist church, Rev. Dale Harmon officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BONER, Wm., born12-08-1829, Donegal, Ireland, died 17-03-1892, buried Pruitt cemetery. Wm. Boner, 63, born in Donegal, Ireland, Aug. 12, 1892. Came to Pennsylvania when 19. In 1855 he married Nancy Ann (Stover??) Boner, and moved to Illinois. They were parents of 8 children: Thomas Charles, Mary Catherine, Wm. Alexander, Emma Ann, Sarah Jane, Edwin Francis, Lucy Ellen and John W. 5 are living. He died at his home 7 miles East of Kane and was buried in Pruitt cemetery.
BONNELL, David T., born 06-12-1816, Orange, New Jersey, died 03-1893. David T. Bonnell, born Dec. 6, 1816 in Orange, NJ, came to Jersey county in 1838. He married Sarah A. (Kirby) Bonnell in 1841. They were parents of 9 children, 7 are surviving. He was Post Master through the administrations of Martin Van Buren, Harrison and Tyler and part of James K Polk. The office was in connection with a store, which he sold to McGill & Blackburn, and moved to the Mound farm, Feb. 27, 1847. Nov 24, 1857, he went to merchandising again and in 1879 sold his store to his son-in-law N. K. Beardslee, and commenced dealing grain and then went to farming.
BONNELL, David T., born 06-12-1816, Orange, New Jersey, died 03-1893. David T. Bonnell, 77, born Dec. 6, 1816 in Orange, NJ. Came to Jersey county in 1838. Married Sarah Kirby in 1841. He was post master under 4 presidents.
BOOKER, died 02-07-1905, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. R. B. Booker, 61, wife of Dr B. Booker died at her home in Upper Alton, July 2. Remains were brought to Jerseyville on the train and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BOOKER, Frank, died 12-1893, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Frank Booker, died in Alton. He was a member of Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. It was his request that he be buried by the Knights. Funeral from ME church with Rev. Thompson of Alton. Burial in Oak grove.
BOOMER, Anna (Schock), born 16-11-1898, Nurrhawt, Germany, died 08-11-1967. Anna Boomer, wife of Roy Boomer, Jerseyville died Nov.8, at Waters nursing home where she had resided the past month. The body was taken to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville where funeral arrangements were pending when the Democrat News went to press. Mrs Boomer was a daughter of the late Herman & Christene (Ebinger) Schock and was born at Nurrhawt, Germany, on Nov. 16, 1898. She had been a resident of the United States for 49 years. Surviving in addition to her husband are 1 son, William H. Blind of Jacksonville, FL, 5 step daughters, Mrs. Wm. Schultz, Mrs. Joe French and Mrs. Charles Webster of Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward Phipps of Kane and Mrs. Charles Mcintyre of Rosewood Heights, 2 grandchildren, Mary Ann and William Blind, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee Henricks and Caroline Henricks of St. Louis.
BOOMER, George William, born 10-04-1903, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-1971, buried Grimes cemetery. George William Boomer, 67, of Jerseyville, died at St. John hospital in Springfield. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Grimes cemetery. A farm laborer, he was born Apr. 10, 1903 in Jersey County the son of Daniel & Anna (Frazier) Boomer. A WWII veteran, he was a member of the Worthey Post American Legion. Survivors are 1 brother, Roy Boomer of Jerseyville; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Tony Frazer and Mrs. Eva Rhoades of Jerseyville, and Mrs Mary Rue and Mrs. Lottie Calender of Alton. Rev Louis Purcell of Jerseyville officiated at the funeral services and military rites at the graveside were conducted by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
BOOMER, John, died 04-1912. John Boomer 68, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Marie Hewitt, ?? Mar. Cl?? funeral from home in Otter Creek township.
BOOMER, John. Jerseyville Republican, April 11, 1912. John Boomer died at his home 8 miles south of Jerseyville March 31 at 5 p.m. after an illness of about 3 months, aged 88 years and 6 months. He was born in Whittenberg, Germany, and emigrated to this country at the age of 14 years. He enlisted and served in the Mexican war and received an honorable discharge. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Delaney on October 20, 1852. To this union was born two sons and four daughters: John A. and Daniel, Mrs. Maria Hewitt, Mrs. Mary E. Minard, Mrs. Anna Wheeler, and Mrs. Emma Perdun. The latter two have passed away. There are 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He attended and was a believer inn the Lutheran Church. Through the last few years of his life he had the care of his affectionate daughter, Mrs. Maria Hewitt. He has lived on the same farm for 43 years and was respected by all who knew him. His remains were laid to rest April 3 in Otterville Cemetery.
BOOMER, Roy, born 24-10-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 15-12-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Roy Boomer, 79, a retired farmer of Jerseyville, died Dec. 15 at the Calhoun Convalescent Care Home in Calhoun county. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Harry Frazer officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A WWI veteran, he was bon Oct. 24, 1893 in Jersey County a son of Daniel & Hannah Ann (Frazer) Boomer. He is survived by 5 daughter, Mrs. William (Ethel) Shults, Mrs. Joe (Inez) French and Mrs. Charles (Naomi) Webster, Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward (Violet) Phipps of Kane and Mrs. Charles (Eva) McIntyre of East Alton; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 sister, Mrs Inez Frazer and Mrs. Eva Rhoads of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mary Rice and Mrs Lottie Calender, both of Alton. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and 3 brothers. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and Worthey Post American Legion services were held at the cemetery.
BOOMER, Virgil J., born 10-05-1922, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-03-1976,buried Eternal Hills. Virgil J. Boomer, 53, a former Jerseyville resident, died at Veteran’s Hospital in Portland, OR. Final rites were held at Ward’s Klamath funeral home, Klamath Falls, OR. Interment was in Keternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Boomer was born May 10, 1922 in Jerseyville. He married Mary M. (Allen) Boomer, in Jerseyville. They owned and operated a business at Willow Ranch, CA, for 5 years. In 1955 they moved to Langell Valley where they operated the Lorella Store until 1967 when they moved to Klamath Falls. Bormer was a part owner of the Aaa paving business and at the time of his death was employed by Bob Stewart in construction. He had served in WWII. His survivors include his widow; 1 son, Jes Daniel Boomer, Klamath Falls; 1 daughter, Ramona Fogarty, San Jose, CA; mother Beulah Delarm; 1 brother Lloyd Boomer; 1 sister, Nadine Burwell, all of Eugene; and 1 granddaughter, Tanya Boomer, Roseburg.
BOOTEN, George M., born 20-09-1911, Louisville, Winston County, MS, died 12-04-1983, buried Wanda cemetery. George M. Booten, 71, of rural Jerseyville died Apr. 12 after collapsing in an automobile in which he was a passenger. He had been in ill health for sometime. Services were held at Smith Funeral Home in Alton by Rev. Paul Carlock. Burial was in Wanda cemetery, S Roxana. The Louisville, MS native was born Sept. 20, 1911, son of the late William L. & Bertha (Earhart) Booten. He retired as a teamster in 1973 after 35 years. Survivors are his wife, Helen (Ofd) Booten whom he married July 19, 1933 in Mt Vernon; 3 daughters, Lois Minner of Laton, Louise Booten, Jerseyville and Lynn Dinwiddie, Warrensburg, MO; 2 sons, Larry of Kinderhook and Lee of Chandlerville; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lucile Phillips of East Peoria and Bonnie Melton of Mt Vernon. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Association
BOOTH, Dolores Rae (Stonefield), born 09-04-1938, Erie County, New York, died 10-02-1981, buried Memorial Gardens. Dolores Rae “Dee” booth, 42, and her husband, Gerald were killed in a traffic accident near Jacksonville, Feb. 10, 1981. She was born in Erie county, NY, on Apr. 9, 1938 the daughter of Edward & Joan (Slater) Stonefield, who survive. She had been employed the past 5 years by Columbiana Seed company, Eldred. Surviving are her parents of Las Vegas, NV; 3 daughter, Pamela, Sandra and Sharol Booth all at home; 1 sister, Mrs. Sharon Grahm of Lakewood, CO. Visitation was held at Airsman-Hires funeral home. Services were held there with Rev. R. E. George of Jerseyville United Methodist Church officiating and burial was in Memorial Gardens, Eldred. Memorials may be given to the family.
BOOTH, Edward J., born 10-11-1926, Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 11-04-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Edward J. Booth, 55, of Jerseyville died Apr. 11 at Greenwood Manor nursing home. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev David McGuire. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born on 10, 1926 in Kampsville, a son of William H. &Freda (Mielke) Booth. His survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Scoggins) Booth whom he married May 12, 1962 in Kampsville; 1 son, Morris, at home; 3 daughter, Carolyn Short of Jerseyville, Eliazbeth and Tina Kay, both at home; 1 brother, Vincent of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Betsy Haneline of Alton, Mary Lou Johnson of Chester and Catherine Gill of Kane; his mother, Freda Booth and maternal grandmother, Anna Marie Barnes, all of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his father, 1 sister, Nancy and 1 brother, Bobby Joe. Memorials may be given to the Nazerene building fund.
BOOTH, Gerald David, born 31-07-1937, Quarry Township, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-02-1981, buried Memorial Gardens. Gerald David Booth, 43, and his wife were killed in a car-truck accident Tuesday Feb. 10, 1981, on Illinois Route 67 in Morgan County, 6 miles south of Jacksonville. Their daughter Sandra, who was with them was injured and hospitalized at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Gerald was born in Quarry Township, Jersey county, July 31, 1937, son of Homer Sr., & Florence (Blackstone) Booth, who survive. He worked at Duncan Foundry in Alton for the past 2 yrs, and prior to that time was a driver for Barlage trucking, Eldred. He married Dolores (Stonefield) Booth Nov.15, 1958, at San Bernadino, CA. Survivors are his parents, 3 daughters, Pamela, Sandra and Sharol Booth all at home; 3 brothers, Homer Booth Jr., of Eldred, Harold Booth of Wood River and Lowell Booth of Pomona, CA; and 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Funk of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Airsman-Hires funeral home. Services were held at the funeral home with Rev. R. E. George of Jerseyville United Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Eldred. Memorials may be given to the family.
BOOTH, Homer L., born Calhoun County, Illinois, died 27-09-1988, buried Memorial Gardens. Homer L. Booth, Sr., 89, formerly of Greene County, died Sept. 27, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Calhoun county, he was the son of the late John & Louisa (Bruns) Booth. On Dec. 21, 1918, he married Florence (Blatstone) Booth in Elsberry, MO. She died Dec. ?2, 1985. Surviving are 1 daughter, Bertha Funk of Jerseyville; 2 sons, Harold Booth of Wood River and Homer Booth Jr., Eldred; 23 grandchildren; 36 g-grandchildren; 6 g-great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mandy Freesemeyer of Waverly and Sophia Jones of Nebo. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Gerald and Lowell Booth; 2 brother, Roscoe and Chester Booth; and 1 sister Lester Goewey. Visitation and services ere held at Airsman-Hires funeral home, Carrollton. Rev Bill Baughman officiated, burial in Memorial Gardens cemetery, Eldred. Memorials may be given to American Lung Association.
BOOTH, Nancy C., born19-03-1941, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 22-04-1981, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Nancy C. Booth, 40, of Jerseyville died Apr. 22, 1981 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO, after a lengthy illness. Born in Calhoun County, March 19, 1941, she was a daughter of William Harrison & Freda (Mielke) Booth and had formerly been a waitress. She is survived by her mother Freda and 1 daughter, Kimberly Cannon, Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Edward and Vincent Booth both of Jerseyville; 3 sister, Betsy Haneline, Alton, Mary Lou Johnson, Chester & Catherine Gill, Kane. Visitation, rosary and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Hembrow officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Societyiety.
BOOTH, William P., born 07-07-1889, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 20-10-1977, buried Newbern cemetery. William P. Booth, 88, of Dow died Oct. 20, 1977 at Jersey Community hospital. Services and visitation were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Newbern cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born July 7, 1889 in Calhoun county, a son of Curtis W. & Nancy (Howland) Booth. His wife Bessie (Emerick) Booth and 2 sons preceded him in death. Survivors are 7 sons, Harison and Oscar of Virginia, Lowden of Lomita, CA, Curtis, Delhi, Luther, Torrence, CA, Jerry, Dow, Gary, Godfrey and 1 daughter, Mrs. Albert (Tillie) lane of Grafton; 38 grandchildren and great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Arthur of St. Louis and Beet of Nebo; 5 sisters, Mrs. Loraine Miller, St. Louis, Mrs. Ivy Wilkerson, Alton, Mrs. Rhoda Lammy, Jerseyville, Mrs. Arella Gordon, Hardin and Mrs. Clara Crader, Hamburg.
BORCHERDING, Anna Louise (Sollman), born 27-12-1884, Meredocia, Morgan County, Illinois, died 04-1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Anna Louise Borcherding, of Chapin, widow of William Borcherding, a former resident of Jerseyville, died at Holy Cross hospital, Jacksonville. Her body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at the funeral home with Rev. H. O. Renken officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Borcherding, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Sollman and was born Dec. 27, 1884, at Meredocia. Surviving are 1 son, Howard, Jacksonville; 1 daughter, Mrs Albert (Esther) Graves, Granite City; 1 sister, Mrs. Glen McNabb, Omaha, NE; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Her husband, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 1 son preceded her in death.
BORCHERDING, William Chris, born 23-09-1875, St. Louis County, Missouri, died 10-06-1950, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William Chris Borcherding, 74 yrs, 8 mo, 17 days, retired farmer, died June 10 at his home south of Jerseyville. Rev Winfred Stoerker officiated at services held in Peace Evangelical & Reformed church, Jerseyville. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. The decedent was the son of the late Chris & Annie (Whitekamp) Borcherding and was born in St. Louis county, MO, on Sept. 23, 1875. Surviving are his wife Annie Borcherding, 1 son, Howard Borcherding of Jacksonville, 2 daughters, Mrs. George Hankens of Freemont, NE, and Mrs. Odin Scholl of Jerseyville. He also leaves 7 grandchildren, 7 brothers, and 3 sisters.
BORER, Columbus, born 05-11-1844, New Jersey, died 1891, buried Lax cemetery. Columbus Borer, 47. Services from Bethany Baptist church, Rev. I. D. Crawford, burial in Lax cemetery. Born in New Jersey Nov. 5, 1844. Married Fanny Brooks, 1868. Parents of 1 daughter. Not a member of any church but firm believer in Christ. Pall bearers: J. C. Harmon, David Crone, Byron Erwin, J. L. Seago, Marion Carrico, and Andrew Carrico.
BORER, Cynthia Ellen, born 1817, Rowan County, North Carolina, died 07-1890, buried Lax cemetery. Cynthia Ellen Borer,72, born in Rowan County, NC in 1817 she married March 1, 1840. Bethany Baptist Church, burial Lax cemetery.
BORGER, Conrad, born 15-05-1833, Althim Hessen, Darmstad, Germany, died 1916. Conrad Borger, born at Althim Hessen Darmstad, Germany, on May 15, 1833. He attended public school until confirmed in the Lutheran faith at 16 years of age. He left Germany in 1853 for America and landed in New Orleans in August of the same year. He then came to Mascuta, IL, and worked at his tailoring trade until he was married on March 24, 1855 to Johanna (Goenter) Borger and on the following day the young couple left for Jerseyville. They were parents of 6 children: 2 survive Annie and Jetty. Mrs Borger and 4 children preceded him in death. She died Sept. 29, 1907. George, Conrad, Charles and Alvena preceaded. Mrs Trankle died Nov.17, 1910. Charles Borger died Nov.28, 1915. The father died Feb. 21, 1916. 2 daughters are Mrs Christ Harms and Mrs. Andrew Schreiber, 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
BORMAN, Bessie Pearl (Hefner), died 10-01-1977, buried Valhalla cemetery. Bessie Pearl Borman, 86, of Wood River died Jan. 10, at Greenwood Manor nursing home. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Wood river with Rev. Jerry Belden officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. She was the former Bessie P. Hefner. Survivors are her husband, Clyde Borman; 1 daughter, Mrs. Arthur Northway and 2 sons, Robert Borman of Wood River and Neal Borman of Apple Valley, CA; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; her twin sister, Mrs. Essie Heiderscheid of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Riley Hefner of Bethalto.
BORMAN, Clara Alice (Cope), born 16-01-1871, Jersey County, Illinois, died 24-03-1947, buried Dayton cemetery. Clara Alice Borman, 76 years 2 mo, 8 days, of Fieldon and widow of Joseph Borman, died March 24, at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton where she had been a patient for the past 6 wks. Mrs Borman was the daughter of the Allen & Cynthia (Warner) Cope, and was born in Jersey county, Jan. 16, 1871. Surviving Mrs. Borman are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Gilleland of Fieldon and Mrs. Jessie Reynolds of Carrollton; 6 grandchildren; 11 Great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. John Powell of Fieldon and Mrs. John Holtsworth of Eldred; 3 brothers, Luther Cope of Bloomfield, MO, William Cope and Fred Cope of Des Moines, IA. Her husband and 1 daughter, Mrs Josie Schudel preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Louis V. Huber officiated and interment was in Dayton cemetery.
BORMAN, Goldie M. (Varble), born 16-04-1889, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 03-02-1978, buried Carrollton City cemetery. Goldie M. Borman, 88 of Jerseyville died Feb. 3, at Garnet Chateau. Her husband Harrl Borman died in July 1973. The funeral was conducted At Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Everett Chambers. Burial was in Carrollton city cemetery. She was born in Eldred, Apr. 16, 1889 a daughter of George & Mary (Davidson) Varble. Mrs Borman was a member of the Eldred Household Science Club. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs Mary Howell of Jerseyville and Mrs. John (Marjorie) Perry of St. Louis; 1 brother, Vernice Varble of Eldred and 1 sister, Mrs. Howard (Mildred) Walls of Jacksonville; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Evelyn Gray. Memorials may be given to Eldred Baptist Church.
BORMAN, Harry L., born 04-01-1889, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 07-1973, buried Carrollton City cemetery. Harry L. Borman, 84, of Jerseyville died at Blu Fountain Manor nursing home in Godfrey. He had been resident for 10 wks. Services were conducted at Hires funeral home in Carrollton by Rev. Everett B. Chambers. Interment was in Carrollton city. He was born in Eldred Jan 4, 1889. Survivors are his wife, Goldie; 3 daughter, Mrs. Mary Howell. of Jerseyville, Mrs. Marjorie Perry of St. Louis and Mrs. Evelyn Gray of Eldred; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
BOSTON, Lora Mae (Summers), born 02-09-1890, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-02-1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lora Mae Boston, 77 yrs, 5 mo, and 25 days, of Jerseyville, died Feb. 27. Rev Carlton Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church, conducted the services and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visistation and services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Mrs Boston died at Doctor Community hospital in Ellisville, MO, where she had been a patient for 3 mo. She was the widow of Perry Boston. Mrs Boston was a daughter of the late Henry w & Rosella (Wiseman) Summers, and was born in Jerseyville on Sept. 2, 1890. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert Eugene and William L. Allen, Jr. and 1 daughter, Mrs. Thelma Scoggins, all of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 23 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, Fergus Summers of Jerseyville and 2 step children.
BOSWORTH, Frances Lee (Miller), born 07-08-1922, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-02-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Frances Lee “Frankie” Bosworth, 57, of Jerseyville, died Feb. 3, at Barnes hospital in St. Louis where she had undergone open heart surgery earlier. She was born Aug. 7, 1922 in Jerseyville and was the daughter ofF Mrs. Stella (Garber) Miller of Jerseyville and the late Frank Miller. Mrs Bosworth was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Demolay Mothers Club. Surviving are her husband, Robert Bosworth whom she married Feb. 8, 1946 in Jerseyville; 2 sons, Robert Bosworth Jr., Jerseyville and Jon Bosworth, US Army, who is stationed at Walter Reed Army Center in Washington, DC; her mother; 1 sister, Mrs. Allice Marie Lee of Godfrey and 1 brother Stanley Miller of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.
BOSWORTH, Fred G., born 06-09-1922, Houston, Fort Bend, Texas, died 14-09-1978, buried Valhalla cemetery. Fred G. Bosworth, 56, died Sept. 14, at his home in Herrin, IL, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Houston, TX, Sept. 6, 1922, a son of the late Robert & Velma (Giers) Bosworth. He was employed by Olin corporation. In the Herrin area. Bosworth was a Mayflower decendant; decendant of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis and child of the DAR. He was a member of the Jerseyville United Methodist Church, Loyal Order of Moose, Jerseyville and Fraternal Order of Eagles and Improved Order of Redman, Degree of Pocahontas, Herrin. Services were held at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Lavon Bayler officiating. Graveside rites were conducted at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society and First United Methodist Church, Herrin.
BOSWORTH, Robert D., born 17-02-1915 Houston, Fort Bend, Texas, died 21-01-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Robert D. Bosworth, 66, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 21, at Jersey Community hospital from an apparent heart attack. The Jersey County Supervisor of Assessments, collapsed in his office and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was born Feb. 17, 1917 in Houston, TX, a son of the late Robert Davis & Velma (Giers) Bosworth and was a WWII veteran. Bosworth was a member and past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge 394 AF & AM. The American Legion Post 492 and VFW 4528 and First United Methodist Church. He is survived by 2 sons, Robert D. Bosworth Jr. and Jon Bosworth, both of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Lee “Frankie” (Miller) Bosworth who died Feb. 3, 1980 and his brother, Fred Bosworth. Visitation was held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Masonic rites were conducted and services were held with Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to United Methodist church.
BOSWORTH, Velma G. (Giers), born 08-06-1886, Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 21-06-1977, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Velma G. Bosworth, 91, died June 21 at Jersey Community hospital. She had been a resident of Garnet’s Chateau. Services were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Bosworth was the widow of Robert D. Bosworth. She was a former Jersey County treasurer and clerk. She was born June 8, 1886 in Otterville, a daughter of Fred W & Lena (Newberry) Giers. Mrs Bosworth was a member of the United Methodist church and daughter of the union army. She is survived by 2 sons, Robert D. Bosworth of Jerseyville and Fred G. Bosworth of Herrin; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Jerseyville Methodist Church.
BOTHWELL, Juliet, died 1918. Miss Juliet Bothwell of Jerseyville, died at her home, following an attack of cerebral hemorrhage, a clot of blood on the brain. She was attacked during the night while sleeping. Her mother discovered her daughter’s dangerous condition when she awoke the next morning. The young lady never regained consciousness before her death. Miss Bothwell, daughter of Mrs. Samuel Bothwell, was beloved by all who knew her for her unselfish devotion to those nearest and dearest to her. She had a wonderful contralto voice and never hesitated to make use of it whenever occasion arose for the benefit of charity or friends. Miss Bothwell was one of the organizers of the well-known twentieth century quartet of young women of Jerseyville whose services were in demand in many places throughout the state. She played a prominent part in the organization and later success of the Monday Musical Club, which disbanded only last year. She is survived by 4 sister, Mesdames Edith Kennedy of Jerseyville, George Mathews and Matilde Colean of Jacksonville and R. D. McArthur of New York and 2 brothers George Bothwell of Des Moines, IA, and James Bothwell of Tyler, TX. Funeral services were at the Episcopal church, Rev Dawson officiating.
BOTHWELL, Samuel, died 1887. Samuel Bothwell has died suddenly at Lagrange, TX. A dispatch was received by the family this am. He was a bridge builder and contractor on the C. & A Jacksonville and SE, St. Louis, Jerseyville, and Springfield. For many years he had engaged in railroad building wiyh the late Wm. Shephard.
BOTKIN, Hattie North. Died near Otterville, March 7th, in the eleventh year of her age, Hattie North, beloved daughter of William D. and Almira M. Botkin. She had been at school as usual, ate supper at 7 o’clock, and appeared well. Shortly after, she commenced crying with severe pain in the head which increased until at 9 she ceased suffering. Hattie was a Christ-like child. “None named her but to praise her.” Named in honor of Mrs. Hattie McCoy North, of Carbondale High School, the mantle of that lady seemed to have fallen on her. Though living in Otterville only a few months, there were many tears shed while the little white casket rested before the altar. Rev. J. E. Burk, of Elsah, conducted the funeral. Hattie was a probationer in the M. E. Church at Otterville. Resolutions of respect will be printed in Jerseyville papers by pupils at Otterville school. March 13th. Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois), March 15, 1895. Submitted by Jan Botkin Therkildsen (Arvada, CO)
BOTKIN, William D., born 09-03-1849, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 06-1910buried Otterville cemetery? Wm. D. Botkin, pioneer settler of Otter Creek township, died at Bixby, OK. Funeral at Otterville church, Rev. W. J. Fahenstock officiating. Had gone to Oklahoma to spend the winter with relatives. Born in Carlinville, IL March 9, 1849. In 1868 he went Venice, IL. In 1872 he married Almira M. Osburn. Parents of 8 children, 3 living: Mrs. Joseph Ine Pregler, of Bixby, OK; Wm. H. of Tulsa, OK and Millard F of St. Louis School of Fine Arts. On account of floods in American bottom, he sold out there and in 1894 moved to Otterville, where he bought a farm on Otter Creek, where he lived till Oct. 1910. He united with me church at Otterville. A republican in politics. In Oct. 1910 he sold his farm and personal property, expecting to make Jerseyville his home. Took a visit to Oklahoma to see his children and was sSeized with a lingering illness shat terminated in liver dropsy and cancer of the stomach. In accordance with his wishes his remains were taken to Otterville, IL. He was laid in the family lot, by the side of his little dau.
BOTKIN, William H., born 13-11-1887, Venice, Madison County, Illinois, died 07-09-1958, buried Oak Lawn cemetry. William H. Botkin, 70, a former resident of Otter Creek Township, died Sept. 7 at his home in Tulsa, OK. Mr Botkin was a brother of Mrs. Josephine Pregler of Kane and a cousin of Mrs. George Busch of the Otterville vicinity. Mr Botkin, a son of the late William D. & Almira M. Botkin and was born Nov. 13, 1887, at Venice, IL. He grew to manhood on a farm near Otterville. He had resided in Tulsa since 1909 where he was widely known as the “curbstone preacher” who had handed out an estimated 6,240,000 religious tracts during his 20 year Tulsa “street ministry”. The tracts Botkin handed out were interdenominational. He, however, was a dedicated member of the Central Assembly of God Church and was the building contractor for the church which burned down at 5th and Peoria Ave. in Tulsa a few years ago. Not being ordained or qualified for the ministry, Botkin started out helping wherever he could and then began passing out tracts. He was a familiar figure at 3rd and Main streets in Tulsa where he went 6 days a week for 20 years and handed out an average of 1,000 tracts a day. He had been in failing health for sometime and had distributed his last tract on Aug. 29. Before engaging in the sidewalk ministry, Mr. Botkin was known in the real estate and construction business. Before doing construction work he was an office employee of the Hewitt Rubber Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carol Botkin of Tulsa, OK; 2 sons, Loyd Botkin of Tulsa and John M. Botkin of Ft. Worth, TX; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Mattax, Tulsa and Mrs. Barbara Atterberry of Lafayette, LA; 1 sister, Mrs. Josephine Pregler of Kane; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 9, at Central Assembly of God Church in Tulsa and burial was in Oaklawn cemetery there.
BOTT, Alvin Charles, died 09-05-1987, buried St. Francis cemetery. Alvin Charles Bott, 79, died May 9, 1987, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. The son of the late Charles & Maggie (Heffrean) Bott, he was a lab technician at Shell Oil Company in Wood River for 45 yrs. His wife Barbara preceded him in death Aug. 12, 1983. They were married May 23, 1946. Survivors include 3 sons, Mike Bott of Alton, Thomas and David Bott, both of Jerseyville; 4 daughters, Helen Bucher of Godfrey, Nan Stork and Mary Noble, both of Jerseyville, and Barbara Schroeder of Osage, IA; 22 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; and 2 sister, Mercedes Lyons and Irma Hayes, both of Alton. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost catholic church with Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost school.
BOTT, Anthony E., born 02-11-1887, Jersey County, Illinois, died 14-08-1978, buried Mt. Hope cemetery. Dr Anthony E Bott, 90, retired veterinarian of Belleville, died Aug. 1 4, at Belleville Memorial hospital. Services were held at Signal Hill United Methodist Church in Belleville with Rev. Robert Hollis and Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery. Born in Jersey county, Nov.4, 1887, he was the son of Henry M. & Wilomina (Schleif) Bott. A graduate from Chicago Veterinary College, he was active in many veterinary medical associations. Dr Bott Was Chairman of the Illinois Vet Procurement & Assignment Service, War Manpower Commission WWII, honorary member of the Cuban Chilean Veterinary-medical Associations, correspondent to the Brazillian Veterinarian Medical Association, Representative to the Pan-africa Veterinarian Medical Group. He was a past president of the East St. Louis school district 186 and president of St. Clair hospital association where he had been instrumental in the development of Christian Welfare hospital. Dr Bott was a 50 year member of Hibbadrd 249 Brighton AF & AM, Scottish rite bodies and the ainad shring and he received the 33 degree Scottish rites in 1976. His survivors are his Wife, Ethlyn W (Wisegraver) Bott; 2 sons, Dr Anthony R Bott of Lebanon, PA and Edward S Bott of Belleville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Stanley Shaw of Maitland, FL and Mrs. Pauline Davis of Amhurst, MA; 1 sister, Anna Bott of Belleville; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
BOTT, Barbara Nan (Allen), born19-07-1924, Milton, Pike County, Illinois, died 12-08-1983, buried St. Francis cemetery. Barbara Nan Bott, 59, of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly Aug. 12, at her residence. She was born Jun 19, 1924 in Milton, daughter of the Late Neil & Margaret (Meaux) Allen. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost church with father William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Alvin Bott whom she married Aug. 23, 1946; 3 sons, Michael, Alton Thomas, Jerseyville and David, at home; 4 daughters, Helen Bucher, Godfrey, Nan Stork and Mary Noble, Jerseyville and Barbara Schroeder of Osage, IA; 3 sisters, Katherine Kaminski, Pewaukee, WI, Sara H Sneed and Margaret Tolliver of Alton; 21 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost parochial school.
BOUILLON, Lucile Z. (Bullman), born Shipman, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 19-03-1987, buried Shipman cemetery. Lucile Z Bouillon, 88, died March 19, 1987, at Sunshine Manor in Carlinville. She was born in Shipman, daughter of the Late Lorman & Martha (Morris) Bullman. On Feb. 7, 1923, in Carlinville, she married Orlie E Bouillon, who died Sept. 22, 1977. Surviving are 1 Daughter, Annabel Le Hunt of Shipman; 2 sons, Melvin and Robert Bouillon, both of Piasa; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation was held at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home in Shipman. Services were held at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Piasa. Rev Charles Barnes officiated. Burial was in Shipman cemetery. Memorials may be given to Mt Zion Baptist Church.
BOULTER, James H., died 1892. James H. Boulter, 78, died burial in family burying ground, Rev. S. Catt.
BOULTON, Sarah (Brooks), born 08-05-1812, Lancashire, England, died 1889. Sarah Boulton, 67, was born in Lankenshire, England May 8, 1812. Daughter of Wm. & Mary Brooks, she came to America in 1840, to Patterson, NJ. Then she moved to Rock Island, IL and joined the Baptist church there. In July 1845, she came to and settled in Greene County. She married James H. Boulton on Nov.14, 1850. She was 1 of 9 children, 7 boys and 2 girls, 4 of them preceded her in death along with her father and mother. 4 boys remain to mourn their sister.
BOUNDS, Vernon Charles, born 07-03-1921, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 26-03-1975, buried Valhalla cemetery. Vernon Charles Bounds, 54, of Jerseyville, died March 26, 1975 at Jersey Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park. A WWII veteran, he was born March 7, 1921 in Macoupin county, a son of John H. & Phoebe Mae (Rhoads) Bounds. Bounds was a member of the Westerner Club, Delhi Baptist Church and Jerseyville Masonic Lodge. He was a general foreman in the casting division at Olin Corporation. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Helen (Kuehnel) Bounds; 1 son Charles V Bounds of Jerseyville; 2 daughter, Mrs. David (Shirley) Plummer and Lisa Bounds, Jerseyville; his parents; 3 grandchildren; 1 Brother, Homer of Shipman; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Beulah) Yound of Carlinville and Mrs. Chester (Irene) Randolph of Bunker Hill. A sister preceded him in death.
BOURLAND, Gabriel M., born Cottage Groves, Illinois, died 27-03-1990, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Gabriel M. Bourland, 85, died March 27, 1990, at Alton Memorial hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was a bartender at Harris Cigar Store in Alton for 30 yrs, retiring in 1970. Born in Cottage Groves, he was the son of the late George W & Lela (Lloyd) Bourland. On Oct. 7, 1933, in Alton, he married the former Pauletta Lessner, and she survives. Also surviving are a nephew whom he raised, James Bourland of Houston, TX; 2 brothers, S E Bourland of Marion and George Bourland of Alton; 1 sister, Bessie Anderson of Marion. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, James and Leroy Bourland, and an infant sister. Services were private. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Arrangements ar Elias-Smith Funeral Home and crematory of Godfrey. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.
BOUSHKA, died 19-12-1889. Mrs. John Boushka died at home north of Jerseyville on Sunday. Funeral at Baptist Church.
BOUSHKA, Charles, born 08-08-1896, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-09-1974, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Charles Boushka, 80, of Carrollton died Sept. 18, at Jerseyville Care Center. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held there with Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born in Jersey County on Aug. 8, 1896, a son of Matthias & Junla Ann (Rusk) Boushka. His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jennie (Hildred) Boushka; 1 daughter, Mrs. Helen Harris of Parsons, KS; 2 sons, Delbert E Boushka of Peoria and William M. Boushka of Phoenix city, AL; 3 grandchildren. His parents and 2 brother preceded him in death.
BOUSHKA, Jennie E. (Hildred), born 26-11-1900, Rosedale, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-07-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jennie E Boushka, 81, formerly of Carrollton, died July 5 at Doctors Hospital, Columbus, GA. She was born Nov.26, 1900 in Rosedale, a daughter of the late Joseph & Ida (Murphy) Hildred. Her husband, Charles Boushka, died Sept. 18, 1976. She is survived by 2 sons, William M. Boushka of Smiths, AL, with whom she had resided since last Feb., and Delbert of Peoria; 1 daughter, Helen Harris of Parsons, KS; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation and services were conducted from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BOUSHKA, John, born 30-04-1857, Krenbocie, Bohemia, died 21-11-1946, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. John Boushka, 89, resident of the Delhi vicinity, died at his home Nov. 21. The deceased was the son of the late Frank & Sarah Ellen (Hicks) Boushka and was born in Krenbocie, Bohemia, Apr. 30, 1857. Mr Boushka is survived by 2 daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sunderland of Delhi and Mrs. Frank Swantner of Valley Park, MO; 2 sons, Kriel Boushka Of Des Moines, IA and John Boushka of Arlington, VA and 2 sisters, Mrs Anna Kren and Lizzie Boushka of St. Louis. Funeral services were from the Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Rev Arthur A. Vinz will officiate and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BOUSHKA, Kriel, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-08-1955, buried Iowa? Kriel Boushka, son of the late John Boushka of Delhi, died Aug. 10. He was born in the Hickory Log vicinity in Jersey county. Early in life he moved to Iowa where he had made his home. Mr Boushka was a sales manager for Bond’s in Des Moines. Mr & Mrs. Clarence Sunderland of Delhi and her sister, Mrs. Beulah Swantner of Valley Park, MO, went to Des Moines after hearing of the death of their half brother. In addition to Mrs. Sunderland and Mrs. Swantner, Mr. Boushka is survived by his wife, Hazel Boushka of Des Moines. Funeral arrangements were pending.
BOUSHKA, Myra Jane (Clark), born Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-1983, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Myra Jane Boushka, 85, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jersey county, daughter of the late Charles & Elizabeth (Brigh T) Clark. She married Leo Boushka who died in June, 1947. Surviving are 2 sons, Ralph E. and Leo J. both of Jerseyville; 4 grand children; and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted there with Rev William Elder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association
BOUSHKA, Nancy A., born 26-11-1952, Tennessee, died 30-01-1971. Nancy A. Boushka, 18, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Boushka of Minneapolis, MN, died unexpectedly Jan. 30 in Minneapolis. A student of the University of Minnesota, she was born Nov.26, 1952 in Tennessee. In addition to her parents she is survived by her twin sister, Susan B. and 1 brother, William M. at home; and her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Shanks of Kane and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Boushka of Carrollton. Her mother is the former Leona M. Shanks. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville.
BOUSHKA, Ralph, born Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-06-1989. Ralph Boushka, 66, died unexpectedly, June 19, 1989, at his residence. A US Army WWII veteran, Boushka was a machinist for Laclede Steel of Alton 32 years retiring in 1984. Born in Jerseyville, his parents were the late Leo & Myra Jane (Clark) Boushka Sr. On Feb. 14, 1946, he married Dorrine (Kulp) Boushka. Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Gary Boushka of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Sharon Lindsey and Barbara Gerbit, both of Jerseyville and 4 grandchildren. 1 brother, Leo Boushka Jr. preceded him in death. Arrangements are pending at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville.
BOUSHKA, Julia A. (Rusk), born 13-07-1869, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-06-1950buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Julia A. Boushka, 80, of Jerseyville, died at the home of her son Charles Boushka, of Carrollton. The decedent was the daughter of the late Thomas & Sarah (Heaton) Rusk and was born in Jersey County on July 13, 1869. Mrs Boushka is survived by 1 son, Charles of Carrollton, 4 grandsons, Ralph and Leo Boushka Jr., of Kane, William of Rolla, MO, and Delbert of the US army stationed at Camp Campbell, KY; 1 granddaughter, Mrs. Wilford Harris of Alton; 2 great grandchildren, Sharon Lee and Barbara Jane Boushka, and 1 sister, Mrs. Effie Cope of Metropolis, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt Boushka and 2 sons, Leonard and Leo Boushka. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev F W Schwarzlose, pastor of first Methodist Church, Jerseyville, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BOWEN, Joseph, born 03-09-1943, died 06-09-1943, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Joseph Bowen, 3 day, infant son of Ronald Bowen & Martha (Leigh) b Owen, died Sept. 6, at St. Luke hospital in St. Louis. The babe was born Sept 3. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 1 brother, Bert Leigh Bowen; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W A Leigh and Mr. & Mrs. B H Bowen of Jerseyville. Short funeral rites were held with Father John J. Clancy and Rev. John A Lampe officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
BOWEN, Myrtle (White), born 30-10-1866, Charlemont, Massachusetts, died 03-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Myrtle Bowen, 100, widow of B. H. Bowen and the oldest woman resident Of Jerseyville, died Friday aft at Memorial hospital Alton where she had been a patient for only a few hrs. For the past 2 yrs, Mrs. Bowen has made her home in Alton with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence B. Keehner. From time to time Mrs. Bowen had returned here with her daughter, to oversee the family home on S Washington. She also visited her friends of long standing. She had maintained an active interest in affairs. The centenarian was the oldest member of Jerseyville Women’s Club and had the distinction of having served ss a club mother. Her residency in Jerseyville dates back more than 50 yrs, when her husband Became Supervisor of the Jerseyville Branch of International Shoe Comapny. Mrs Bowen, a daughter of the late Henry & Nancy (Gibbs) White. She was born in Charlemont, MA, on Oct. 30, 1866. She was 1 of 9 children, 6 others of whom lived to be 80 years or older. Mrs Bowen marked her hundredth birthday last fall. Her survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Keehner of Alton; 1 son, Ronald H. Bowen of Webster Groves, MO, and 1 sister, Mrs. Mabel Taylor of Franklin, MA. Her husband and 2 other sons, Richard and Robert Bowen who were also affiliated with the local shoe county branch, preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held there with Rev. M. Edwards B. Reed, pastor of First Presbyterian church officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove.
BOWERS, Catherine (Powderly), born 06-10-1891, East St. Louis, St. Clair County, died 20-09-1985, buried St. Francis cemetery. Catherine Bowers, 93, of Jerseyville died Sept. 20 at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1891, in East St. Louis to the late Thomas Powderly & Margaret (Mccarthy) Powderly. She married Walter Bowers Apr. 25, 19 17, in St. Louis. He died Nov.16, 1959. Survivors include sisters-in-law Agnes Powderly and Luella Powderly, both of Jerseyville; nieces and nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 3 brothers. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral service was held 24 Sept. at St. Francis church with Rev. Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St Francis church and school.
BOWERS, Doris I. (Dugan), born 04-10-1986, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-08-1986, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Doris I Bowers, 49, died Aug. 13, 1986, at Christian hospital NE in St. Louis county, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jerseyville, the daughter of Lucy Iona Dugan of Jerseyville and the late Raymond Dugan. On Oct. 4, 1958, in Alton she married Charles Bowers, who survives. Also surviving are her mother, 2 daughter, Janice Arnold of Jerseyville and Kim Roberts of Collinsville; 1 son, Mark Bowers at home; 3 grandchildren; and 2 brother, Kenneth Dugan of Champaign and Donald Dugan of Alton. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at First Baptist Church of Jerseyville, Rev. V Clay Noah officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, or the church where she was a member.
BOWERS, Grace Marie (Heiderscheid), born 10-02-1903, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-7-1979, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Grace Marie Bowers, 76, of Jerseyville, died July 20, at Greenwood Manor. She was born Feb. 10, 1903 in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Henry & Alice (Armstrong) Heiderscheid. Mrs Bowers taught in rural schools in Jersey county. She was a member of the Community Christian Church, Jersey County Home Bureau and Jersey County Health Improvement Association Board. She is survived by her husband, Roy whom she married May 5, 1927; 2 brothers, John Heiderscheid of Jerseyville and Clayton Kheid Erscheid of Cudahy, WI. 3 brother and 1 sister preceded her in death. Services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Boyer officiated and burial was in Greenwood Manor.
BOWERS, , Oliver Arnold, born 11-01-1903, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-10-1984, buried Memorial Gardens. Oliver Arnold Bowers, 81, of Carrollton, died Oct. 27, at Jersey county hospital. Services were conducted at Airman-hires Funeral Home in Carrollton by Rev. Gary Peterson. Burial was in Memorial Gardens cemetery, Eldred. Born in Jersey County Jan. 11, 1903, he was the son of Joseph & Susan (Winters) Bowers. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He married Adelia (Gilleland) Bowers Oct. 27, 1927. She survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Betty Edwards of Carrollton; 2 sons, Joseph B of Hardin and Arnold R. of Granite City; and 1 sister, Cecil Johnisee of NJ. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital.
BOWERS, Roy O., born 17-09-1901, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-09-1983, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Roy O. Bowers, 81, died Sept. 18, at Greenwood Manor nursing home, where he had been a resident since Apr. 13, 1981. He was born in Jersey county, Sept. 17, 1901 and was the son of the late Mrs. Wesley Logan. Bowers was retired from the former International Shoe Tannery in Hartford. Survivors are 2 half sister, Mary Brenn and Susie Crone of Jerseyville and 1 half brother, Russell F. Logan of Medora, nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where sercvices were held with Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer society.
BOWERS, Theresa (Gabbett), born 03-07-1910, Delevan, Illinois, died 14-10-1971 buried Rolla cemetery. Theresa Bowers, 60, wife of William F. Bowers of Rolla, MO, died suddenly Oct. 14, at her home in Rolla. Funeral services were held at Null Brother funeral home in Rolla with Rev. Wilson Davis officiating. Burial was in Rolla cemetery. Mrs Bowers, daughter of the late William J. & Della (Wein) Gabbett, was born in Delavan, IL, on July 3, 1910. As a child she came with her parents to Jerseyville where she spent her youth and attended the local schools. Ssurviving her in addition to her husband are 1 daughter, Miss Phyllis Bowers of Rolla; 1 son, William W. Bowers of St. Louis, MO; 2 grandchildren; and 3 brother Richard and Delmar Gabbett of Jerseyville and James Gabbett of Marthasville, MO. Mr & Mrs. Delmaf Gabbett and Mr. & Mrs. Duane Montgomery and sons of Jerseyville, attended the final rites in Rolla. Mrs Montgomery was a niece of the late Mrs. Bowers.
BOWKER, Anna E., born 06-06-1874, Jersey County, Illinois, died 14-01-1950, buried Brighton cemetery. Anna E. Bowker, 75, Brighton resident died Jan. 14, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for 3 wks. The decedent was born in Jersey County on June 6, 1874. She was married to George P. Bowker in 1894 and his death occurred in 1935. The decedent is survived by 2 daughter, Mrs. Chester Ruyle of Ruyle Township and Mrs. A. B. Aldridge of Cottage Hills, and 5 sons, John of Litchfield, George of Alton, Fred of Glouchester, NY, Henry of Mesa, AZ, and Victor of Brighton. She also leaves 1 sister, Mrs Frances Massears of Brighton, 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were held at Brighton Evangelical & Reformed Church, of which she was a member. Rev A L. Schieler conducted the rites and interment was in Brighton cemetery.
BOWKER, Milford T., Medora, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 10-10-1989, buried Forrest Hill cemetery. Milford T Bowker, 69, former resident of Medora, died Oct. 10, 1989, at home. A WWII army veteran, he operated the get well vacuum hosp in Memphis, TN, and had formerly operated a vacuum store in Alton. Born in Medora, he was a son of the late Truman & Ruby (Owens) Bowker. Jan 26, 1947, in Medora, he married Almeta (Lowe) Bowker. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Master Sgt Milford Bowker of San Antonio, TX, Dwane Bowker of St. Charles, MO, Major Charles Bowker of Omaha, NE, and Richard Bowker of Memphis; 6 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Viola Dirchner and Doris Pruitt, both of Greenfield and Anne Bowker and Lela Harding, both of Medora; and Lela Harding, both of Medora; and 3 brother, Lloyd Bowker of Medora, Gene Bowker of Godfrey and Bill Bowker of Indiana. Preceding him in death were 4 brothers, James, Walter, Elmer and Claude Bowker; and 1 sister, Idabelle Coleman. Services were at Forrest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis and burial was in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, TN.
BOWKER, Truman, died 02-1975, buried Medora. Truman D Bowker, 83, of Medora died Feb. 23, 1975 at Carlinville area hospital where he had been a patient for 5 wks. Final services were held, Feb. 26, at Mt Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Gordon Shephard officiating. Burial was in Medora cemetery. Mr Bowker had retired from the Medora elevator after 23 years service. Surviving are his widow, Ruby (Owens) Bowker; 5 daughter, Mrs. Viola Kirchner, Greenfield, Mrs Doris Pruitt, Rockbridge, Mrs. Lela Harding, Mrs. Ida Bell Coleman and Miss Anna Mae Bowker, all of Medora; 7 sons, James and Gene of Alton, Lloyd of Medora, Claude of Carrollton, Minford, Memphis, TN, Elmer, Virginia Beach, VA and William of Indiana; 35 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren.
BOWLER, Lee, died 01-1925. Lee Bowler of Ottawa, KS, met death under the wheels of a train in the railroad yards of Ottawa. He was only surviving son of the late P a Bowler, well known Jerseyville resident. 1 half brother, Wm. P. Bowler died 5 years ago. Lee leaves his wife, Katherine (Poufsch) Bowler of Caseyville, IL and 1 son, Harold Bowler. Remains taken to Bethel, IL with burial in cemetery at that place.
BOWLING, Sheridan, born 15-06-1923, Piketon, Pike County, Ohio, died 02-01-1980, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Sheridan Bowling, 56, of Elsah, WWII veteran, died Jan 2 at John Cochran VA hospital, St. Louis. Services were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home, Grafton by Rev. Robert Patterson. He was born June 15, 1923 in Piketon, Ohio, a son of Sheridan & Polly (Smith) Bowling and was a machinist at Owens-Illinois, Godfrey. His survivors are his wife, Edith (Stevens) Bowling whom he married in 1946 at Greenup, KY; 3 sons, Gregory Bowling, San Diego, CA; Kevin and Desmond, both of Elsah; 1 daughter, Theresa Ann Hancock, Elsah; 3 brothers, Ira Bowling, Ashland, KY, Mack Bowling, Godfrey, Dorsey Bowling, Baltimore, MD; 1 sister, Bernice Knipp, Greenup, KY and 2 grandchildren. Military graveside rites were conducted at Scenic Hill cemetery, Grafton by the Wood River VFW Post no 2859.
BOWMAN, Harriet, born 23-03-1879, died 28-03-1953, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Miss Harriet Bowman, 74, retired banker, died March 28, 1953. born March 23, 1879. She was the daughter of Stephen H. Bowman, a founder of the State Bank of Jerseyville and Harriet B (Cockrell) Bowman. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Rev. Breed had service.
BOWMAN, James L., Rockbridge, Greene County, Illinois, died 30-01-1991, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. James L. Bowman, 71, died Jan. 30, 1991, at Christian Hospital NE in St. Louis county, after a lengthy illness. Bowman was an auto mechanic and tow truck driver at Jersey County Motor company in Jerseyville for 30 yrs, retiring in 1984. He was a US Army WWII veteran. Born in Rockbridge, he was the son of the late Carl F & Zella Viola (Loy) Bowman Sr. On Apr. 5, 1947, he married Wanda (Weaver) Bowman, and she died Sept 21, 1983. On Feb. 15, 1986, he married Orlena (Elmore) Campion in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are 2 daughter, Ava Crull of Fieldon and Patty Blackwell of Jerseyville; 1 son, Jim Bowman of Grafton; 3 stepsons, Gene Campion of Piasa, Edward Campion of Brighton and Brad Campion of Bunker Hill; 4 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 2 sister, Frances Pope of Medora and Marcile Clayton of Vermont, IL; and 4 brother, Carl F Bowman Jr of Alton, Harold and Melvin Bowman, both of Medora, and Robert L. Bowman of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were 1 daughter, Kathy Bowman; and 1 son, Kenneth Bowman. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl D. Clagg officiated. Graveside military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528, both of Jerseyville, at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association
BOWMAN, Mary (Hooper), born 03-12-1823, Devonshire, England, died 20-01-1893. Mary Bowman, nee Hooper, born in Devonshire, England Dec. 3 , 1823. She came to America with her parents at the age of 13, married Charles H. Bowman in Jersey county, Oct. 25, 1843. He died in Jerseyville Jan 6, 1876, she died Jan. 20, 1893 at home of daughter Cornelia F Tietsort in Medora.
BOWMAN, Stephen R., born Troy, Rensselaer, NY, died 16-06-1908. Stephen R Bowman, 82, of Ames, OK, died June 16. Mr Bowman, youngest brother of the late Charles H. Bowman, who was for many years sheriff of Jersey county. Born in Troy, NY, he came at an early age to Fidelity vicinity in Jersey county, where he resided many years. Mr Bowman was an uncle of Mrs. C. W. Tiesort of Medora and Hon. S H. Bowman of Jerseyville. Deceased suffered from cancer.
BOWMAN, Wanda J. (Weaver), born 03-01-1928, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 21-09-1983, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Wanda J. Bowman, 55, of Jerseyville died Sept. 21, at Jersey Community hospital. She was a nurse’s aide at Garnets Chateau. She was born Jan. 3, 1928 in Calhoun county to the late Edward & Ava (Turpin) Weaver and married James L. Bowman on Apr. 5, 1947 in Jerseyville. She is survived by her husband; 1 son, Jim of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Ava Crull of Rosedale and Patricia Kallal of Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Howard Weaver of Grafton and Charles Weaver of Belleville; 2 sister, Velma Kroeschel of Jerseyville and Edna of South Roxana; 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Ronald Woodrum officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to State St. Baptist Church.
BOYER, Emma M. (Scott), born16-10-1882, Waverly, Scott County, Illinois, died 04-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Emma M. Boyer, of Jerseyville, died at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville where she had been a patient for several days. Her health had been impaired for some time and she fell while staying at the home of her niece, Mrs. Glenn Miller in Waverly. She was moved to the hospital for treatment of an arm fracture sustained in the fall. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev W. Louis Purcell, pastor of first Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Boyer, a daughter of the late George & Anna (Detherage) Scott, was born in Waverly, Oct. 16, 1882. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burleigh W Boyer. Surviving are 3 nieces, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Clay Spann of Springfield, and Mrs. Alberta Scott of San Antonio, TX.
BOYLE, born 1854, died 1897, buried St. Francis cemetery. Mrs. Charles boyle, 43, died at her home. Funeral from St. Francis church to the Catholic cemetery. Rev Murphy. Pallbearers: John Dunphy, James Welsh, John Jennings, Patrick Gorman, Daniel Ready and Thomas Lynn. She leaves her husband and a large family of children.
BOYNTON, Eben?, died 05-1898. Mr. Eben Boynton, 69, died at the home of his brother, John E Boynton of Jerseyville. Funeral from that home by Rev. S Catt. The remains were shipped to Manchester, IA, the home of the deceased. He leaves 1 son, residing in Manchester, and 1 daughter, in Seattle, WA.
BOYNTON, John E., born 10-05-1848, Stephenson county, Illinois, died 10-07-1915, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Captain John E Boynton died at his home in Jerseyville. He was born on a farm in Stephenson county, IL, May 10, 1848. He entered the Union Army at 16, mustered in at Madison, WI, Co H, 31st Reg-Wis Volunteer Infantry 3rd Brigade of 1st Div of 20th Corp of the Army of the Cumberland and was with Sherman on the March to the Sea. Mustered out of service at Louisville, KY, July 8, 1865. He learned the trade of watchmaker and jewler and worked in Alton for a time with J. W. Cory. Moved to Jerseyville in early ’70’s and opened business. On Aug. 2, 1876 he wed Martha L. (Beaty) Boynton. 2 children, both dying at an early age, Chester Leroy and Lucile, prededed him in death. He leaves his wife, 2 sons, Wm. P. Boynton, attorney of Alton, IL, John E Boynton, mechanical engineer of Lincoln, IL; 1 sister, Sophornia Dunham, Manchester, IA, she being the last of 9 brothers and sisters. Rev Joseph Jenkins and Rev. Neeley officiated at the Baptist Church with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. GAR and Masonic services were held.
BOYNTON, Lucinda, born 17-08-1803, Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada, died 1880. Lucinda Boynton, 76, died at the home of her son J. E. Boynton. She was born Aug. 17, 1803 at Oxford, Canada. In 1823 she married Noa Boynton who survives. Parents of 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters, 1 son died in CA. In 1840 she with her family came from Vermont to Stephenson county, IL. Member of Congregational church. Brief services at the son’s home by Rev. C. E Taylor Baptist Church. Remains taken to Manchester, IA, for burial. “Blessed are they who died in the lord.”