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FACKLER. Mary Grace Fackler, 56, died unexpectedly at 2:15 a.m. today, July 22, 1988 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Alton. She was born in Chicago, the daughter of the Lottie Rosenthal Motter of Fieldon and the late Edward Motter. She married Richard Fackler July 20, 1968 in Fieldon and he survives. In addition to her husband and mother, surviving are two daughters, Christie and Jill Fackler both at home; and a sister Jean Schneider of Jerseyville. A brother, Frank Motter preceded her in death. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues at 1 p.m. Sunday at Fieldon United Church of Christ until the time of services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jean Erb will officiate. Burial will be in Fieldon.


FAHEY. Mrs William F. Fahey died Sunday. she was 36 years old.


FAHEY. Mary Margaret Fahey, 74, of Jerseyville died Feb 11, at 6:58 p.m. at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born to David Fahey and Julian Bane on Nov 3, 1914 in St Louis. Miss Fahey worked for General Telephone as a long distance supervisor for 28 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Jerseyville “B” Home Extension, St Francis Altar Society and the Democrat Woman’s Club. Survivors include a brother, William Fahey of Jerseyville; and 10 cousins, Fr William Koehane of the Lady of the Snows, Sister Catherin Marie Fahey of Aurora, Il, Fr Walter Keutzer, Jane Buchanan and Elliot Buchanan of St Louis, Mrs Ronald Wettmore, Mauria Therrien, Bill Koehane and Dennis Koehane of Chelmsford, Mass and Ronald Riorden of Lowell, Mass. Visitation was held Feb 13 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was held Feb 14 at St Francis Xavier Church by Fr Henry Schmidt and Fr William Koehane. Burial was at St Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the St Francis School.


FAHEY. Miss Josephine Fahey, 80, retired librarian and editorial secretary of the Globe Democart, died on Nov 28 of heart disease at St Mary’s Hospital, St Louis. Funeral Mass was held Nov 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, University City, Mo, with interment in St Francis Cemetery here. Formerly of Jerseyville, Miss Fahey was a cousin of Mary Margaret and Bill Fahey. Miss Fahey retired in 1958 after 34 years with the Globe Democrat. She had installed a library filing system tailored to the newspaper’s needs and supervised it for many years in addition to her secretarial duties. She is survived by a sister, Mrs E.L. (Helen) Kretzer, with whom she resided in University city and nieces and nephews.


FAHEY. Lawrence David Fahey, son of Bridget and the late Patrick Fahey died at Chicago. Dear brother of J.H., William F., Mrs Agnes Perks, Mrs Margaret Lydon, Mrs Rose Goock, Stasis, Josephine, Helen and J.M. Fahey in USN. Funeral from St Francis Church. Rev J.J. Clancy. Burial in St Francis Cemetery.


FAHEY. Funeral of Miss Anastasia Fahey, formerly of Jerseyville. Died at St Vincent’s Hospital in St Louis. Funeral at St Francis Church by Rev J.J. Clancy. Burial in St Francis Cemetery. 45 years of age. Daughter of Mrs Bridget Fahey. born and reared in this city. Leaves mother, three brothers and five sisters. Attending were mother, Mr and Mrs John Fahey, Mr and Mrs Joseph Lydon, Mr and Mrs Elmer Krelzer, Miss Josephine Fahey, James Fahey all of St Louis. Mrs Gordon Alexander, Miss Irene Perk, Joseph, Willian and Paul Perk all of Virden, Il.William Francis Fahey, former mayor of Jerseyville and business man here for many years, died at ten-five o’clock Thursday night, January 26, at St John’s Hospital in Springfield following and extended period of ill health. The deceased was the son of the late David and Hannah Hayes Fahey, and was born in Jerseyville, Nov 27, 1870. His age at the time of death was seventy-nine years, one month and twenty-nine days. He was educated in the schools of Jerseyville and later attended the Bryant and Stratton College in Chicago. For many years he was engaged in the coal and ice business in Jerseyville. Mr Fahey was an active member of the Democrat party. he served as corporation clerk at Springfield under Secretary of State Henderson for four and one-half years and was sergeant of arms of the Senate in the session of 1915. Locally Mr Fahey served as alderman of the Third Ward for eight years before the City adopted the Commission form of Government and he also served two terms as Mayor of Jerseyville. The marriage of Mr Fahey took place on June 15, 1905. Her death occurred on March 8, 1914. The deceased is survived by one son, Newll F. Fahey of St Louis and one daughter Sister Catherine Marie of the Dominican Order of Nuns in Springfield. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called until the hour of the funeral. Services were held at nine-thirty o’clock Monday morning, January 30 at St Francis Xavier Church in the city. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father J.J. Clancy and interment was in St Francis Cemetery.


FAHEY. Hannah D. Fahey – widow of Dave. Born in Limerick, Ireland came to Jerseyville when 15. 5 Children: Hon. Hon Thomas E. Ferns, Maggie Ferns, Wm. F, Katie and David Fahey.


FAHEY. Mrs Julia Irene Fahey, widow of David D. Fahey, died Friday morning, January 3, at 3:15 o’clock at the Waters Nursing Home in this city where she had resided for more than two years. prior to entering the nursing home Mrs Fahey had resided at 306 E. Prairie Street. Rev Father William P. Keohane of Sisseton, South Dakota, nephew of Mrs Fahey, and Rev. Father Francis D. Lee, pastor of the St Francis Xavier church, officiated at the final rites held Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock at St Francis Church. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited Sunday evening. Mrs Fahey was the daughter of the late William and Mary Bane and was born in Jersey County on May 5, 1882. Her age at the time of death was 86 years, 7 months and 28 days. Prior to her marriage she taught school in Jersey County. Mrs Fahey was a member of the Altar Society at St Francis church and the League of the Sacred Heart. Surviving her are one daughter, Miss Mary Margaret Fahey and one son, William D. Fahey both of Jerseyville and nieces and nephews.


FAHEY. Lawrence David Fahey Dies October 13 in Chicago. Lawrence David Fahey, fomerly of Jerseyville, died Sunday, Oct. 13, in Chicago at the age of 31 years. He was a son of Mrs. Bridget Fahey of St. Louis and the late Patrick Fahey. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier’s church, the Rev. Fr. Clancy officiating. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery.


FAIGEL. John Faigel-wagon maker- Holy Ghost Church.


FAIGEL. Mrs Mary Faigel-German Evan. Church-Rev. Rainey.


FAIGEL. William Faigel, son of the late Joseph Faigle of Jerseyville died at his home in St Louis. Was moulder in foundry. Brought to Jerseyville for funeral. Taken to home of Mr Henry Delling. Funeral from St Francis Church of Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Hary.


FAIRBAIN. Thomas Fairbain, uncle of the Cairns family, died at home of Alexander Cairn. Was a native of Scotland but has lived most of his life in US. Most of the time in Minnesota. 73 years old. Had no family of his own. Wife died in old country. Burial in Paradise Cemetery.


FALES. Mrs Elvira Fales, 74 years of age, died in St Louis. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs R.M. Harnsberger. Mrs Fales was the mother of C.F. Fales of this city. Funeral from Methodist Church at Carrollton.


FALES. C.F. Fales 64 year old undertaker in Jerseyville died Tuesday. He leaves widow and daughters Miss Frances Fales and Mrs L.M. Janney of Oberlin, Ohio. Learned the undertaking business under William Keith. Born in Carrollton, Il Oct 15, 1852. Presbyterian Church. Two sisters, Mrs E.A. Doolittle of Carrollton and Mrs R. N. Harnsberger of San Diego, Calif. Two grandchildren, Warren Fales and Frances Jenney.


FALKINBURG. Elenora F. Falkinburg, born March 31, 1901 died at the home of E. Ford on Wast Lott Street, Jerseyville. Age 5 years. Leaves mother and two sisters. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Catt officiating.


FALKNER. Joseph P. Falkner, 63, of R. 4, Jerseyville died after a lengthy illness. He was born in St Louis April 17, 1915, a son of the late Joseph William and Charlotte Randall Falkner. Falkner was a retired employee of Kraus Mfg. Co. and a deacon in the Seventh-day Adventist, Alton His survivors are his wife, the former Gwendoline Elderbrook whom he married Nov 25, 1948; three daughters, Charlotte Metcalf, Phoenix, Arizona, Judy Lovaas, Fargo, N.D. Joann Pikey, Silver Springs, Md, eight grandchildren. Two sisters, Emma Cass of Chicago and Edna Lyons of St Louis and two brothers, William and Charles of St Louis. Visitation for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug 30 with a minister from the Seventh-day Adventist faith officiating. Burial will be in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery. The family has designated the Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund, Alton as a memorial.


FALKNER. Services for Glenn L. Falkner, 75, of Jerseyville were conducted Monday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery west of Jerseyville. He died at 10:15 p.m. Aug 3 at St Luke’s East Hospital in St Louis after a lengthy illness. He was born June 14, 1909 in Jersey County to the late Charles and Elizabeth Landon Faulkner and was a member of the Moose, Elks, and Eagles Lodges, Jerseyville. He retired from Shell Oil where was an operator for 30 years. His survivors are his wife, the former Mary E. Seiler whom he married Oct 23, 1977 in Godfrey; two daughters, Beverly McKenna of Jerseyville and Jeannie Shuttleworth, Amarillo, Texas, two stepsons, Richard and Robert Davis of Cypress, Calif; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Ross Faulkner of Wood River. He was preceded in death by one sister. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. *Typist note-Beverly McKenna tells me that some family members add the “u” to their name, Faulkner.


FALLON. The Rev. Father Patrick Fallon, former pastor of St Francis Xavier Church of the city, died Thursday evening at his home in Paris, Il. Father Fallon was 62 years old. He was apparently in his usual good health and ate his regular evening meal. Not long after his hearty supper he became suddenly ill. He died in an hour. father Fallon came to Jerseyville in August 1899 following the death of the Very Reverend Father Ha** and was pastor of St Francis Xavier’s until January 1904. He was respected by all. His friends were of all faiths. He was respected as a *** of noble character, one working *** the upbuilding of this city, and ***lessly toiling for the members of *** congregation. Father Fallon loved by his parishioners. He se*** them always and in his own inimit*** way. a call form one of his flock, **matter when it came, was answer. The poor he helped to the sick he administered comforts of this religion. The funeral services will be held at Paris, at 9 a.m. from the St Mary’s church; of which he was pastor at the time of his passing. *(Edges of article torn. Some letters missing.)


FANNING. Mrs Mary Ann Fanning 80 years old, former resident of Jerseyville, died at home in Bunker Hill on July 29, 1908. Funeral at Bunker Hill.


FANNING. (Mrs) Mary Ann Fanning, 80, former Jerseyville resident, died at home in Bunker Hill on July 29. Funeral at Bunker Hill.


FARLEY. Elsah-There was a large attendance at the funeral of Dr. B.F. Farley at his residence, on Jan 3rd at 1 o’clock p.m. Among those present were people from Grafton, Otterville, Salem. Newbern, Delhi, Alton and numerous other places. Rev Stevens of the Unitarian Church, Alton, Il preached the funeral sermon, after which the body was given over to Rutherford Post No. 206 G.A.R. for interment in accordance with the rites of that organization, the doctor having been a soldier of the war. The pallbearers were Adam Lightner, Myron Hansell, William Marshaw, A.T. Palmer, Jacob Kesler and J.K. Francis, all members of the Rutherford Post No 206 G.A.R.


FARLEY. Mrs Nancy Farley, age 83 years, one of the oldest and best known residents of Elsah, passed away Thursday, Jan 19th. She was the wife of B.F. Farley, a physician, who died about 20 years ago. Mrs Farley knew Abraham Lincoln where he lived in Old Salem, in Menard County. Mrs Farley is well known not only in her home vicinity of Elsah, but throughout Jersey County. She is the widow of Dr B.F. Farley, for may years a practicing physician of Elsah, and came to Jersey County to live in her early youth. As a child and young girl at Salem she knew Lincoln personally, and delighted in telling her interesting reminiscences of him. She was a remarkably bright conversationalist, and retained her faculties practically undimmed even to her advanced years. Many Jerseyville people who went to Elsah last spring in the interest of making the Elsah Bluffs a state park and preserving them for their natural beauty, historic and legendary associations, will recall Mrs Farley as an attendant at the meeting, enthusiastic over the State Park proposition and its advantage to the village of Elsah. She leaves three sons, Frank of Alton, Gordon of St Louis and Edward. Her death follows and illness of 15 days. Funeral services will be held from the home of the deceased in Elsah,*****at 2:30 p.m. The Rev Roddy *****officiating.


FARLEY. Miss Mary Farley, 85 years, died at her home in Jerseyville. Funeral from Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tyson.


FARLEY. Miss Mary Farley, 85, died at the home in Jerseyville. Funeral from Presbyterian church Rev. Tyson officiating.


Dr B F Farley, died January 3, at 1 pm. There was a large attendance at the funeral of Dr. Farley at his late residence. Among those present were people from Grafton, Otterville, Salem, Newbern, East Newbern, Delhi, Alton and numerous other places. Rev. Stevens, of the Unitarian church, Alton, preached the funeral sermon, after which the body was given over to Rutherford Post, No 206 G. A. R. for interment in accordance with the rites of that organization, the Dr. having been a soldier of the late war. The pall bearers were Adam Lightner, Myron Hansell, Wm. Marshaw, A T Palmer, Jacob Kesler and J K Francis, all members of Rutherford Post, #206, GAR.


FARLEY. Nancy Farley, 83, widow of B F Farley, local physician, died January 19. She was one of the oldest and best known residents of Elsah. Her husband, Dr. B. F. Farley had died about 20 years ago. Mrs Farley is well known not only in her home vicinity of Elsah, but throughout Jersey county. She had come to live to Jersey county to live in her early youth. Her husband had practiced medicine in Elsah for many years. As a child and young girl at Salem, she knew Abraham Lincoln personally. She delighted in telling her interesting reminiscences of him. She was a remarkably bright conversationalist, and retained her faculties practically undimmed even to her advanced years. Many Jerseyville people who went to Elsah last spring in the interest of making the Elsah Bluffs a state park and preserving them for their natural beauty, historic and legendary associations, will recall Mrs. Farley as an attendant at the meeting, enthusiastic over the state park proposition and its advantage to the village of Elsah. She leaves 3 sons, Frank of Alton, Gordon of st louis, and Edward . Her death follows an illness of 15 days. Funeral services were held from the home of the deceased in Elsah, Rev. Roddy ????? officiating.


FARMER. Catherine “Pat” Farmer, 61 of Elsah died at her home on March 29. Funeral from Gubser Funeral Home with Rev. John Underwood serving. She was born May 30, 1921 in Elsah a daughter of Annetta Bechtold Cronin of Elsah and the late John M. Cronin. She married Jesse Farmer Sept 1939. He died Nov 15, 1974. Mrs. Farmer was member of Eastern Star Chapter 318, Grafton and organist for St Patrick’s Church in Grafton. She leaves her mother, one daughter, Martha Lee Rifner of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, John Cronin of Godfrey, Robert of Elsah and Edward of Alton. Burial in Elsah Cemetery. The Elsah Methodist Church of which she was a member, has been named as a memorial.


FARMER. Charles W. Farmer, 73, died at 3:20 A.M. today May 19, 1987 at Christian Hospital Northeast. He retired in 1977 from the Baalman Manufacturing Co. in Jerseyville where he was a welder. The World War II veteran, born in Jerseyville was a son of Bessie Green Farmer of Jerseyville and the late Isaac Farmer. He married the former Frances Coleman on June 23, 1951 in Arkansas. Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter Patty K Rice of Jerseyville and a grandson. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Thursday with the Rev. William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the St Francis Cemetery and the American Cancer Society has been suggested as a memorial.


FARMER. Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St Francis Xavier Church at ten o’clock Monday morning for Ray J. (Dutch) Farmer, with Father Terry Shea as celebrant. Military committal services at St Francis Cemetery were under the auspices of the Jerseyville Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation hours were held at Gubser Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited at four o’clock Sunday afternoon. The death of Mr Farmer, who had been in ill health for sometime, occurred unexpectedly at his home 202 South Lafayette Street, Jerseyville, on Thursday afternoon. He had undergone three major surgeries within the past year. Mr Farmer, a son of the late John and Francesca Schmidt Farmer, was born August 20, 1910 in Jersey County. He was a retired truck driver.


FARMER. Jesse Darrell Farmer, 72, of Elsah, died at his home Nov 15. Farmer was employed at Schell Oil Co for 25 years after which he became engaged in the refinishing and repair of antique furniture. He was self-employed in that business for 11 years until April of this year when he became ill. He was born January 5, 1902 in Jerseyville the son of the late Jesse J. and Lillian Mae Watts Farmer. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pat Cronin Farmer, and one daughter Mrs. Tod (Martha) Rifner, both of Elsah. He was a member of Local Union No 395 and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge No 483 in Alton. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov 17 at the Gubser Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur Rheinhardt of Alton officiating. Interment was in the Elsah Cemetery.


FARMER. Mrs Dorothy E. Farmer, wife of Ray J. Farmer, died at eleven-thirty o’clock Monday morning at the family home at 202 South Layafette Street, this city. Both Mr and Mrs. Farmer have been confined to their home by impaired health for a number of years. Visitation hours were held Tuesday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home. Requiem Mass was celebrated at nine-thirty Wednesday morning at St Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville with rev. Father Francis D. Lee officiating. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. Mrs. Farmer was born in Jerseyville April 19, 1909, a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah J. Gorman Whalen and her age at the time of death was fifty-eight years, six months and four days. Surviving in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs. H.L. (Margaret) Pranger of Carrollton, two nieces and two nephews. Funeral rites for Mrs. Effie Mae Farmer, wife of Henry Farmer of Alton and a sister-in-law of Ray J. Farmer of this city were held Monday morning at SS Peter and Paul Church in Alton. Holy Communion was distributed during the Requiem Mass. The death of Mrs. Farmer who was seventy-six years old, occurred Thursday, Oct 15 at 9:45 p.m. at her home, 310 Mill Street, Alton where she had resided for the past thirty-eight years. Mrs. Farmer was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Benjamin Scoggins and was born in Jersey County on February 13, 1883. She moved from Jerseyville to Alton forty-one years ago. The decedent, who had operated a rooming house, had been in failing health for sometime, but had continued active and her death, due to an apparent heart seizure was unexpected to her family. Surviving Mrs. Farmer in addition to her husband are a son, John N. and a sister, Mrs. Lou Crawford of Alton, two grandchildren and three great grand children.


FARMER. Mrs Frances Dorthea H. Farmer, widow of John Farmer, died Wednesday morning, September 26, at nine forty-five o’clock in Alton following an illness of several months. The decedent was a daughter of the late John and Ida P. Miessner Schmidt, natives of Germany, and was born in Alton on June 30, 1865. Her age at the time of death was eighty-six years, two months and twenty-six days. Mrs. Farmer is survived by two sons, John A. Hund of Macomb and Ray J. Farmer of Grafton; one daughter Mrs. Harry Modlin of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two step-sons, Joseph Farmer of Jerseyville and Henry Farmer of Alton; and three grandsons, Richard E. Nagel of the U.S. Army, Jesse D. Farmer of Elsah and John Farmer of Alton. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral rites will be held at Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church in Jerseyville Friday afternoon, September 28, at two o’clock with Rev. Gerald Bock officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


FARMER. Mrs Ida A. Davis Farmer born March 21, 1860, daughter of Asbury and Mary Davis. Married John Farmer Oct 3, 1879. Three children, Henry, Jesse and Joe. She was 47 years old. Burial from Bethel Baptist Church with Elder William Gaither officiating. Burial in Kellar Cemetery.


FARMER. Services for Isaac “Dick” Farmer, 89, 211 Sheridan, Jerseyville, were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. His death occurred at 4:03 a.m. Aug 27 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born March 13, 1894 in Jersey County to the late Charles and Mary Stewart Farmer and was formerly a factory worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Jerseyville Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, the former Bessie Green whom he married Aug 4, 1913 in Jerseyville; one son Charles Farmer of Jerseyville; one grandchild and a great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters. The First Baptist Church has been named as a memorial.


FARMER. Funeral Mass for Mrs. Frances Henrietta Farmer, 75, of Brighton was celebrated Tuesday morning at St Denis Church in Shipman with Father John Sheahan celebrant. Her death occurred at 10:10 a.m. January 15 at her home on Plum Street. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Born March 10, 1896 in Jersey County, she was the daughter of William P. and Catherine Mohr Coleman. Her husband was the late John Farmer. She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Ruth St Peters, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Baker and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Lake of Brighton, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Geisler of Medora, Miss Margaret McCauley and Mrs. Homer (Edna) Bounds of Shipman and Mrs. George (Frances) Gabriel of Alton,; two sons, James and William McCauley of Brighton; 24 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; nine stepchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ellen Mulligan of Alton; and one brother William Coleman of Jerseyville. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home in Shipman where the Rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.


FARMER. Mrs Doris Farmer, 25, and three of her four small children, lost their lives in an early morning fire at the home in the Panhandle vicinity. The home is believed to have been struck by a bolt of lightning. Their father jumped through the window with one child.


FARMER. (Mrs) Doris farmer, 25, and 3 of her 4 small children, lost their lives in an early morning fire at their home in the panhandle vicinity. It is believed they had been struck by a bolt of lightening. The husband and father together with 1 child jumped through the window.


Catherine “Pat” Farmer, 61, of Elsah died at her home on March 29. Service from Gubser Funeral Home, Rev. John Underwood serving. Born May 30, 1921 in Elsah. She married Jesse Farmer September 1939. He died November 15, 1974. She was the daughter of Annetta (Bechtold) Cronin of Elsah and the late John M. Cronin. Rites were held by Eastern Star # 318 of Grafton. She was an organist at Elsah and St Pats at Grafton. She leaves her mother, 1 daughter, Martha Lee Rifner of Dayton, OH, 3 brothers, John Cronin of Godfrey, Robert of Elsah and Edward of Alton. Burial in Elsah cemetery.


FARMER. Effie Mae Farmer, 76 years, died October 15 at her home, 310 Mill St. Alton, where she had resided for the past 38 years. She was the wife of Henry Farmer of Alton and a sister in law of Ray J. Farmer of Jerseyville. Services were held at SS Peter & Paul church in Alton. Holy communion was distributed during the requiem mass. Mrs. Farmer was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Scroggins and was born in Jersey County on February 13, 1883. She moved to Alton 41 years ago. The had operated a rooming house, and had been in failing health for sometime, but had continued active and her death, due to an apparent heart seizure, was unexpected by her family. Surviving in addition to her husband are 1 son, John N. and 1 sister, Mrs. Lou Crawford, of Alton, 2 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren.


FARMER. Frances Dorthea H. Farmer, 86 years, 2 months, 26 days, widow of John Farmer, died September 26, 1951, in Alton following an illness of several months. The decedent was a daughter of the late John & Ida P. (Miessner) Schmid, natives of Germany, and was born in Alton on June 30, 1865. Mrs. Farmer is survived by 2 sons, John A. Hund of Macomb and Ray J. Farmer of Grafton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Harry Modlin of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 2 stepsons, Joseph Farmer of Jerseyville and Henry Farmer of Alton; and 3 step grandsons, Richard E. Nagel of the US Army, Jesse D. Farmer of Elsah and John Farmer of Alton. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Peace E. & R. church, Jerseyville September 28, with Rev. Gerald Bock officiating. Internment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FARMER. Ida A Farmer, 47, was the daughter of Asbury & Mary Davis, born March 21, 1860. She married John Farmer, October 3, 1879. She leaves 3 children Henry, Jesse and Joe. Funeral from Bethel Baptist church, Elder Wm. Gaither officiating. Burial in Kellar cemetery.


FARMER. Isaac “Dick” Farmer, 89, of Jerseyville died aug 27, at Jersey Community hospital. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. V. Clay Noah officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born March 13, 1894 in Jersey County to the late Charles & Mary (Stewart) Farmer and was formerly a factory worker. He was a member of First Baptist church and Jerseyville Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Bessie (Green) Farmer, whom he married August 4, 1913 in Jerseyville; 1 son, Charles Farmer of Jerseyville; 1 grandchild and 1 grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Memorials may be given to First Baptist church.


FARMER. Frances Henrietta Farmer, 75, of Brighton died January 15 at her home on Plum Street. She was born March 10, 1896 in Jersey county, the daughter of William P. & Catherine (Mohr) Coleman. Her husband was the late John Farmer. She is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Ruth St. Peters, Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Baker and Mrs. Charles (Betty) Lake of Brighton, Mrs. Sedwin (Mary) Geisler of Medora, Miss Margaret McCauley and Mrs. Homer (Edna) Bounds of Shipman and Mrs. George (Frances) Gabriel of Alton; 2 sons James and William McCauley of Brighton; 24 grandchildren; 20 g-grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Ellen Mulligan of Alton; and 1 brother, William Coleman of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Jacoby-Wise funeral home in Shipman where the rosary was recited on Sun. Funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday at St. Denis church in Shipman with father John Sheahan celebrant. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FARMER. Dorothy E. Farmer, 58 years, 6 months, 4 days, died Monday am at the family home in Jerseyville. Both Mr. & Mrs. Farmer had been confined to their home by impaired health for a number of years. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at St. Francis church with Rev. Fr. Francis D. Lee officiating. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Mrs. Farmer was born in Jerseyville April 19, 1909, a daughter of the late Michael & Sarah J. (Gorman) Whalen. Surviving her in addition to her husband are 1 sister, Mrs. H. L. (Margaret) Pranger of Carrollton, 2 nieces, and 2 nephews.


FARMER. Charles W. Farmer, 73, died May 19, 1987 at Christian hospital ne. He retired in 1977 from the Baalman Manufacturing Co. in Jerseyville where he was a welder. The WWII veteran, was born in Jerseyville, a son of Bessie (Green) Farmer and the late Isaac Farmer. He married the former Frances Coleman on June 23, 1951, in Arkansas. Surviving are his wife and mother; 1 daughter, Patty K. Rice of Jerseyville; and 1 grandson. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. William Hembrow officiating. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American soc.


FARMER. Ray J. (Dutch) Farmer, 62, died Thursday afternoon. He had been in ill health for sometime and had undergone 3 major surgeries within the past year. Mass of the resurrection was offered at St. Francis church with Fr. Terry Shea as celebrant. Military committal services at St. Francis cemetery were under the auspices of Jerseyville Post VFW. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Farmer was a son of the late John & Francesca (Schmidt) Farmer and was born August 20, 1910 in Jersey co. He was a retired truck driver and a – Incomplete.


FARMER. Jesse Darrell Farmer, 72, of Elsah, died at his home November 15. Farmer was employed at Shell Oil Co. for 25 years after which he became engaged in the refinishing and repair of antique furniture. He was self employed in that business for 11 years until April of this year when he became ill. He was born January 5, 1902 in Jerseyville the son of the late Jesse J. & Lilliam Mae (Watts) Farmer. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pat (Cronin) Farmer; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Tod (Martha) Rifner, both of Elsah. He was a member of Local Union No. 395 and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge No. 483, in Alton. Funeral services were held November 17, at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Wilbur Rheinhardt of Alton officiated and interment was in Elsah cemetery.


FARRIS. Anna E. Daum Farris, formerly of Jerseyville, died August 17 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She had resided in Jerseyville until 1927. She was a sister of Donald Aaum.


FARRIS. Services for Billy Joe Farris, 20 of White Hall were conducted Saturday afternoon from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Kappler officiated. He was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. at the Kampsville Ferry Landing on the Illinois River by Calhoun County Coroner, Julia Bimslager, after an apparent drowning Saturday afternoon near Hillview in Greene County. He was born in Jerseyville November 14, 1962, son of George Leamon Farris and the late Edna Marie Maples Farris. Farris was a roughneck in the oil industry. His survivors are his father, stepmother, Margaret Farris of White Hall; a stepsister Margaret Greenwell of Alton, Four brothers Michael and **rest of obit missing.


FARRI. The funeral pf Maude L. Farri, 89, of 901 Stryker, Jerseyville was held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. William Elder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at her residence January 4. She was born April 1, 1889 in Davisville, MO the daughter of Thomas and Lonnie Callahan. She is survived by four sons, Louis of St. Genevieve, MO, John of White Hall, Les of New London, MO and Ovegene “Red” of Jerseyville; two daughters, Lavada Williams of White Hall, Wyonetta Cemeane of Canton; 32 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren. Her parents and a son preceded her in death.


FARRIS. Maude L. Farris, 89, of Jerseyville died at her residence January 4. She was born April 1, 1889 in Davisville, MO, the daughter of Thomas & Lonnie Callahan. She is survived by 4 sons, Louis of St. Genevieve, MO, John of White Hall, Les of New London, MO and Ovegene “Red” of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Lavada Williams of White Hall, Wyonetta Cemeane of Canton; 32 grandchildren; 53 g-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, George Farris, 1 daughter and 1 son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville with Rev. William Elder officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FARRIS. Anna E. (Daum) Farris, formerly of Jerseyville died August 17 in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She had resided in Jerseyville until 1927. She was a sister to Donald Daum.


FARRIS. Billy Joe Farris, 20, of White Hall was pronounced died June 1, at the Kampsville Ferry Landing of the Illinois river by Calhoun County corner, Julia Bimslager, after an apparent drowning Saturday near Hillview in Greene County. He was born in Jerseyville November 14, 1962, son of George Leamon Farris and the late Edna Marie (Maples) Farris. Farris was a roughneck in the oil industry. Surviving are his father; stepmother, Margaret Farris of White Hall; 1 step sister, Margaret Greenwell of Alton; 4 brothers, Michael and – incomplete.


FARROW. Ruth A. Farrow, 86, formerly of Wood River, died July 10, at Jerseyville Care Center after a long illness. She was born May 27, 1898 in Jersey County to the late John & Mary (Lippert) Phipps. Her husband, Robert C. Farrow, died in October, 1951, and she was also preceded in death by 1 son James Farrow. Surviving are 3 grandsons; 4 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Louella Powederly of Jerseyville and Mattie Burch of Fieldon, nieces and nephews. Rev. Earl D. Clagg officiated at grave side rites Thursday at Upper Alton cemetery. Gubser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


FARWOOD. George farwood, 64, of Shipman, died Friday. Rev. T. Marsh of Upper Alton officiated at services from family home. Remains were taken to Shipman cemetery for burial. Born in Delaware in 1825 and came to Illinois in 1868 and had made Shipman his home. He leaves 1 sister and several brothers.


FAULKNER. William J. Faulkner, 76, died June 16, at his home 4 1/2 miles southwest of Jerseyville. Funeral was from the home and Rev. John Belt and Rev. Calloway Nash officiated. Interment was in the family plot at residence. He was a born at Sand Ridge, Madison County, and had lived on the same farm for 50 years. He leaves his wife; 8 children, Mrs. Sarah Hughes of Hardy NE, Catherine Gray of Decatur, IL, Rebekah Cope of Otterville, Edna Faulkner, Louisiana, MO, Lizzie Edwards of Otterville, John Jr. of Otterville, William L. of Osceola, MO, and Charles N. of Jerseyville. His father, John Faulkner was born in Ireland, emigrating with his parents to this country when a child. He married Sarah (Short) Faulkner. They were parents of 9 children, William being the 8th. All the rest preceded him in death. John Faulkner immigrated from western Pennsylvania in 1817 and stopped a few years in Madison County. Then the family moved on to Jersey County and settled on Section 30, Jersey Township in 1823. He served in the War of 1812. He was ever proud of his Erin blood. William Faulkner had little education, but having a hungry mind he sought books and papers of the day and thus developed himself in general history and practical knowledge. He labored on farms until 24 years old. On July 4, 1846, he enlisted in the war with Mexico and was in the Battle of Buena Vista. He cast his first vote for president for James K. Polk in 1844 and voted for 14 presidents. He married Edna Ann (Cooper) Faulkner, February 24, 1853. She survives. They were parents of 9 children, 8 survive. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian church and was an honorable and upright person and tender of heart. He had been ill of heart trouble.


FAULKNER. Ross L. Faulkner, 82, of Wood River, died Thursday at Wood River Township hospital after an extended illness. He was a shipping clerk at Alton Box Board and retired in 1966. Born in Jerseyville, son of the late Charles & Lizzie (Landon) Faulkner. He married Mary E. (Fleming) Faulkner on May 4, 1932, in Jerseyville, and she survives. Also surviving, are 1 son, Robert of Wood River; and 2 grandchildren. Visitation was held at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic church in Wood River. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to St. Vincent Depaul Society of St. Bernard’s Catholic church.


FAULKNER. Evangeline Faulkner, 79 years, 1 months, 16 days, died Friday at Reisch Memorial home in Carrollton where she had been residing for some time. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Rev. James Connett, pastor of First United Methodist church, and Mrs. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First United Presbyterian church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Faulkner, a daughter of the late Louis C. & Charlotte (Kingston) Jacoby. She is survived by 2 brothers, Leslie K. and Rodney C. Jacoby of the Jacoby Brothers firm, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Louise Powel of Jerseyville and Mrs. Pauline Jennings of Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. Faulkner was a member of the local Methodist church.


FAULKNER. Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner, 57, wife of Charles Faulkner, died December 23, 1923 at her home 4 miles southwest of Jerseyville. She leaves her husband, 2 sons, Glenn and Ross, 2 sisters, Mrs. Wm. Rowden and Mrs. Leslie Dougherty and 3 brothers, Fred Landon, Charles Landon, and Edward Landon of East St. Louis. Funeral was from the home and Rev. Francesco Del Canto officiated.


FAULKNER. John Faulkner, soldier of the First Illinois Volunteers. He died at soldiers hospital in Washington (DC?).


FAULKNER. Edna P. Faulkner, 67, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Little, in Jerseyville. Services were held Sunday at the residence of her brother, Charles Faulkner, southwest of Jerseyville. Rev. O. B. Kinsey officiated and burial was in Faulkner cemetery. She was born near Jerseyville. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. Marion Little and Mrs. Gertrude Spriggs, of Jerseyville and 1 son, Joseph Faulkner of Belltrees. 1 sister and 2 brothers also survive.


FAULKNER. Mary E. Faulkner, 86, of Wood River, died December 3, 1986, at her residence. She was born in Jersey County, a daughter of the late Edward & Mame (Fitzpatrick) Fleming. On May 4, 1932, in Jerseyville, she married Ross L. Faulkner, and he died December 13, 1984. Surviving are 1 son, Robert Faulkner of Wood River; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Edward Fleming of Godfrey and Hubert Fleming of Nutwood; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Lahey and Genevieve Sinclair, both of Jerseyville. Visitation was at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic church in Wood River. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to St. Bernard’s church


FAVORIGHT. Rev. R.B. Favoright of Wilmette, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville, died Christmas Eve, December 24, 1954 in the Evanston Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. Rev. Favoright who was eighty-one years old, had served Baptist churches for fifty years before his retirement. Funeral services were held December 28 at the First Baptist Church in Batavia. Surviving him are his wife, one son, T.L. Favoright of Batavia, two daughters, Miss Zoa who makes her home with her parents, and Mrs. McKay, wife of Dr, M. Ray McKay a Baptist minister in Wake Forest, N.C. and professor in Southeastern Seminary and four grandchildren. Charles and Clarence Updike, Jr. of Jerseyville served as pallbearers, brothers of Mrs. T.J. Favoright served as pallbearers at the final rites.


FEAR. Mrs Frances Fear died at Rankin, Illinois age 82 years. Funeral from home in Rankin. She was the widow of the late William Fear. Both were residents of Rockbridge for many years and also well know in Jerseyville.


FEARNO. Kenneth E. Fearno, 36, of St. Ann, MO, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fearno of the McClusky area was crushed to death between a trash bin on the lift of his sanitation truck and a doorframe at the Sealtest Dairy Company in St. Louis early Monday morning. Mr. Fearno whose home was at 3524 East Ridge Ave. was found dead at seven-thirty o’clock and was pronounced dead at City Hospital. According to reports, Fearno, an employee of LaMear Sanitation Haulers, Inc was operating a truck which was equipped with a lift for emptying trash bins into the truck bed. The body was brought to Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called. Services were held at Bethel Methodist Church at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon *rest of obit missing.


FEARNO. Glenn L. Fearno, a farmer of the Dow area, died Thursday , February 3, at the Jersey Community Hospital where he had been admitted as a patient the preceding day. Funeral services for Mr. Fearno were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Bethel Methodist Church with the Rev. James Rucker officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Visitation hours were held at Gubser Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Fearno, a son of the late Harrison and Ida B. Gardner Fearno, was born in Macoupin County, May 25, 1900. He was a retired employee of the International Shoe Company in Hartford, a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau Board, and Bethel Methodist Church. Surviving Mr. Fearno are his wife, Mrs. Leatha A. Fearno; three brothers, John C. Fearno of South Roxana, J. Wayne Fearno of Detroit, Michigan and James H. Fearno of Humboldt, Arizona and one sister Mrs. Ferne Wade of Storm Lake, Iowa, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, preceded him in death.


FEDERLE. A telephone message Friday morning at 6 o’clock informed Coroner Dr. N.F. Bray of our city of the sudden death of William Federle, the 21 year old son of Joseph and Marie Dederle who reside near Newbern in Elsah Township, about 12 miles south of Jerseyville. He arose at the usual time in the morning and while the father was tending to his stock and investigating and rejoicing over the good rain we had, the mother, busy in her kitchen, was startled by the report of a shot. She went into the yard and found her son dead. A bullet wound below the heart told the story. The husband was summoned and finding the lifeless body of his son, sent word to Jerseyville. Dr. Bray, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Ed Chappell and John Dunohy responded, The coroner impaneled a jury, composed of John Dunphy, foremam, Henry Camp, Ed Rintoul, Michael Michel, George and Fred Hendricks, who after examining father and mother, returned the verdict: Death due to gunshot wound inflicted by his own hands. The family is prostrated and unable to assign any motive for the rash act. For several days the young man had complained of headache and therefore it is presumed that the extreme heat of the previous days had prompted him to self destruction. It is evident the act was not premeditated as he had several social engagements, among them a fishing trip with Ray Glassbrenner of Alton for Sunday. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home to the Melville Congregational church. Interment took place in the family lot in the adjoining church yard. He is survived by the parents, two younger brothers, August and John and four sisters Mrs. August Vollmer of Melville, Mrs. Arthur Calame and Mrs. **ton Nolan of near Newbern and Miss Carrie, still residing with the greif-stricken parents. We extend sympathy in this sad visitation.


FEDERLE. Lawrence C. Federle, 91, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 1990 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton after a lengthy illness. He had been a farm helper. Born in Elash Township, he was the son on the late Joseph and Marie Heitzman Federle. Nieces and nephews survive. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Thursday until service time at 1 p.m. at Staten Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. William Maul will officiate. Burial is in Melville Cemetery.


FELDJES. The funeral of Elizabeth H. Feldjes, 86, a resident of Garnet’s Chateau will be conducted at 2 p.m. November 21 at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. R. E. George. Burial will be Godfrey City Cemetery. Her death occurred at 9:25 a.m. November 18 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Madison county May 9, 1892 a daughter of the Frank and Sophia Hassman Feldjes. She is survived by one brother Rollie of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Gubser Funeral Home.


FELDJES. Canzada Feldjes, 88, died at 4:08 a.m. Monday at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late William Tillman and Anna Elizabeth Portwood Loy. On January 30, 1932, in Kane she married Rollie Feldjes. He died March 13, 1983. Surviving are a brother Frank Loy and a sister Nellie Frank both of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were six brothers, John, Oliver, James, Louis, Tony and George Loy and two sisters Mary Davis and Cora McPheron. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today with services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Earl Clagg will officiate. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.


FELDJES. Services for Frank R. Feldjes, 78, of 208 E. Exchange, Jerseyville were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Clagg with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. He died at 7:20 a.m. Mar 13 at his residence. He was born August 20, 1904 in Madison, son of the late Frank and Sophia Hassman Feldjes and had farmed. He is survived by his wife, the former Zada Loy whom he married September 30, 1932; one niece and two nephews.


FELDMAN. Anna C. Feldman, 88, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 1989 at Jersey Care Center, Jerseyville. Born in Bowling Green, Mo she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Stopfer Abeln. She married Lawrence Feldman February 6, 1924. He survives. Also surviving are seven sisters, Mary Kribach and Agnes Kirbach both of Carrollton, Catherine Abeln, Margaret Skinner and Cecelia Kallal all of Jerseyville. Elizabeth Weishaupt of Batchtown and Josephine Kallal of Alton. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Wednesday with a Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Burial is in St. John’s Cemetery, Carrollton. Memorials may be given to masses or the church redecorating fund.


FELLOWS. Word was received by Miss Edna Edwards of the death of Allen D. Fellows of East Auburn, Calif. His wife was Miss Ida Duffield, formerly of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Fellows were married only a year and a half ago but had been friends and sweethearts since their childhood.


FELLOWS. Allen D. fellows, of East Auburn, CA, died there. Word was received by Miss Edna Edwards. His wife was Ida (Duffield) Fellows, formerly of Jerseyville. Mr. & Mrs. Fellows had been married only 1 1/2 years, but had been friends and sweethearts since their childhood.


FELTER. Services will be conducted at 9:A.M., today, April 1, at the Church of God in Green Rock for Clarice “Junior” Felter, 54, of Colona, a former Jerseyville resident. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with the Rev. I.T. Beard officiating. His death occurred at 10 a.m. on March 28 at Moline Public Hospital. His survivors include his widow, the former Pearl Charltoon; two sons, Terry of Ustis, Fla and Keith at home; a daughter Mrs. James (Janice) Reed of Colona, his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Moore of Alton, a sister, Mrs. Herschel (Maxine) McCormick of Godfrey and four grandchildren.


FELTER. The funeral of Nellie H. Felter, 80, who has lived with Charles and Delores Rothe of Rt 1 Jerseyville since 1974, was held Thursday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home with David Hammer officiating. She died at 10:01 p.m. April 16 at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton. She was born in Carrollton October 21, 1903. She is survived by a half- sister, Stella Young of Carrollton and nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Grimes-Neely Cemetery near Jerseyville. The Church of Christ of which she was a member has been named as a memorial.


FELTER. Cordelia Emma Rusk Felter (Mrs W.W.) born August 21, 1867 at Jerseyville, died 1930. 63 years. Married October 18, 1885. Three children- Mrs. Maude Mae Mackeldon-Walter Ray and Wm. Palmer. ME Church.


FELTER. Nellie H. Felter, 80, died April 16, 1984 at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. She had resided with Charles & Delores Rothey of R1 Jerseyville since 1974. Services were from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. David Hammer officiated. She was born in Carrollton October 21, 1903. She is survived by a Half-sister, Stella Young of Carrollton, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Grimes-Neely cemetery near Jerseyville. The Church of Christ of which she was a member has been named as a memorial.


FELTER. Cordelia Emma (Rusk) Felter, 63, wife of W. W. Felter, died December 1930. She was born August 21, 1867 at Jerseyville. She married October 18, 1885. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Maude Mae Mackeldon; and 2 sons Walter Ray and Wm. Palmer Felter. Services from the Methodist church.


FELTER. Walter Ray Felter, 83, retired farmer and auctioneer of RR 4, Jerseyville, died Sunday at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson officiated and burial was in Grimes-Neely cemetery. Mr. Felter was born January 25, 1889 in Jersey County the son of William & Emma (Rust) (Rusk?) Felter. Surviving are his wife, Nellie (Hunt) Felter; 1 sister, Mrs. Maude Mackeldon of Jerseyville; 1 niece, Mrs. Nadine Wallace of Peoria; and a sister in law, Mrs. Margaret Felter of Springfield.


FELTER. Clarice “Junior” Felter, 54, of Colona, a former Jerseyville resident, died March 28, at Moline Public hospital. Services were conducted from the Church of God in Green Rock. Graveside services were conducted at Oak Grove cemetery with Rev. I T. beard officiating. Surviving are his widow, Pearl (Charlton) Felter; 2 sons, Terry of Ustis, FL and Keith, at home; 1 daughter, Mrs. James (Janice) Reed of Colona; his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Moore of Alton; 1 sister, Mrs. Herschel (Maxine) McCormick of Godfrey and 4 grandchildren.


FELTER. Peter Felter, 61, died at his home, 1 mile east of Kane. He was born in ny October 19, 1819. He came west to Greene County, with his parents, when 15 years old. They settled not far from Kane, he followed the trade of tailor. Moved to Jersey County engaging in wood boating, merchandising and farming. He married Harriet (Bramlette) Felter in 1844. In 1866 they moved back to Greene County. They were parents of 13 children, 10 of whom survive, 5 boys and 5 girls. Rev. N. E. Harm on officiated at services from Methodist church in Kane.


FENDER. Karen Judy Fender, 33, died at Jersey Community hospital of an apparent gunshot wound. Born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late John & Lucy (Abner) Wells, she was a nurse’s aide at Jersey Care Center. She married Junior Fender December 25, 1966, who died at the same time of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Surviving are 2 Sons, Brian and Tim, at home; 4 sisters, Janet Tighe of Lowell, Mass, Shirley Johnson of Hardin, Sadie butler of San Diego CA, and Joyce Luker of Jerseyville; and 4 brothers, Billy Gene Bridgeman of East Alton, William Bridgeman of Joliet, William Allen Wells of Carrollton and Charlie Wells of Jerseyville. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home, with Rev. Dankel Mead officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Delhi Baptist church, where she had been a member.


FENDER. Junior Fender, 41, died of a self inflicted gunshot wound on July 22, 1983. The 41 year old man of Jerseyville, broke into his estranged wife’s apartment at 536 Horn Drive. He then shot her in the back as she fled from him, then shot her twice before killing himself. Junior Fender was pronounced dead at the scene and Karen Fender, 33, died at 3:46 pm in the emergency room at Jersey Community hospital. Fender had been arrested June 6, for battery of his wife at which time she signed a petition for an order of protection. Later that day he was charged with criminal trespass to land and resisting a peace officer in connection with being at someone’s home where his presence was forbidden. On June 26 Fender was charged with aggravated assault for alleging causing bodily harm to his wife and violation of the domestic violence act. The Fenders were to have met informally at the Jersey County courthouse the afternoon of the shooting to work out details of a divorce, but according to her attorney, Fender’s attorney had been unable to reach him. Her attorney told the Democrat News that he had rescheduled the informal meeting for Thursday am. According to the account of the incident by Chief of Police Tom Woelfel, Fender was at the house of a friend on McGills t and had a gun, after Fender left the friend called the police. Patrolman Bill Bridges went to the home and Woelfel and Lt. Dale Ogden searched the area for Fender, with negative results. Woelfel said the police were then notified by radio that another call had been received and Fender was at the home of his estranged wife and had just kicked in the door. The police arrived just after the shooting and called the ambulance. A friend who was in the apartment with Mrs. Fender told police that after she called the police that she and her 6 year old child and Mrs. Fender ran down the hallway to a bedroom just as Fender kicked in the front door. She was in the process of chain locking the door to the bedroom when Fender broke in that door. The woman said she grabbed the barrel of the 22-caliber revolver and wrestled with him. When she realized she might be shot she ran out of the room and Mrs. Fender followed. Investigation revealed that Mrs. Fender was shot in the back as she ran down the hall. She threw up her hands and turned around and Fender shot her again in the head, she fell and he shot her once again at close range and then shot himself in the head and his body fell over hers. The 2 children of the Couple, Timothy, 15, and Brian, 9, were not at home at the time of the incident. Funeral services for Mrs. Fender were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville on Thursday July 28, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Services for Fender were held Friday, July 29, at the Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, with burial in the old Union cemetery at Bible Grove.


FENITY. Dr Peter Fenity, 62?, died recently. He was born in Ireland, March 15, 1827. He moved to Canada in 1840, went to Know College, taught in Jerseyville in 1853-54. He started medicine in 1857 and moved to Kane in 1866. In 1857, he married Helen E. (Cory) Fenity, Rev. Buckley officiating.


FENITY. Alice W. Fenity, wife of Dr. E. W. Fenity, died early Monday am at her home in Kane.


FENSTERMAKER. Earl Edward Fenstermaker, 60, died Sunday, May 10, 1992, at Jersey Community hospital. He worked at General Steel in Granite City for 19 years and Grafton boat works for 6 years. He was a Site Tech II with the Dept of Conservation at Pere Marquette state park in Grafton at the time of his death. The US Army veteran was a real estate agent with Rolando Real Estate in Jerseyville. Born on October 28, 1931, in Virden, he was the son of the late Charles Emory Barrington and Meta Pearl (Utt) Fenstermaker. On January 25, 1954, in Jerseyville, he married the Former Laura Mundy, and she survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Kenneth Fenstermaker of Ingleside, TX, Earl Emort Fenstermaker of Jerseyville and Wayne Fenstermaker of Fosterburg; 3 daughters, Patricia Renken and Cheryl Scoggins, both of Jerseyville and Karen Malley of Dow; 12 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Howard Fenstermaker of Jerseyville and Charles Fenstermaker of Newark, NH; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Schrieber of Jerseyville and Eva Wilcox of Delhi. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a brother, Leo Fenstermaker. Services were from Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville, on Wednesday. Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528 conducted military rites at Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials were to American Heart Association or Jersey Community hospital ambulance fund.


FERENBACH. Margaret Ann Ferenbach, 62 years, 7 months, 21 days, wife of August Ferenbach, died January 19, at her home on Route 16 east of Jerseyville. She had been ill for some time. The decedent was a daughter of the late William & Mary (Casey) Kadell and was born in Jersey County May 28, 1894. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Margaret Roberts, Mrs. Doris Pohlman and Mrs. Geraldine Davis of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Mildred Siglock of Alton; 2 sons, Robert Ferenbach of Jerseyville and John Ferenbach of Granite City; 11 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Wlch and Mrs. Edward Arter of Jerseyville; and 1 brother, William Kadell of Jerseyville. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at St. Francis church January 22. Requiem mass was celebrated by Fr. Thomas Gorman and interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


FERENBACH. Lawrence Joseph “Joe” Ferenbach, 79, died July 5, 1990, at Jersey Community hospital. He was a self employed grain farmer and had been a Mississippi Township highway commissioner for 14 years. Born in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Karl Albert & Katharina (Algier) Ferenbach. He married Berl I. “Toots” (Whorten) Ferenbach August 9, 1941, in St. Charles MO. Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Mary Youngblood of Hamburg; 2 sons, Roger Ferenbach of Jerseyville and John Ferenbach of Dow; 8 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; 1 brother, Robert Ferenbach of St. Louis; and 3 sisters, Theresa Fessler of Dow, and Mary Beil and Bertha Morgan, both of St. Louis. Preceding him in death were 2 sisters and 4 brothers, including his twin, Karl Albert Ferenbach. Visitation was held at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jerseyville. The funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville with Rev. William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in Hickory Grove cemetery in Wrights. Memorials may be given to Vahle Terrace in Jerseyville.


FERENBACH. Francis P. Ferenbach, 82, and his 76 year old wife, Frieda, were found dead at their home at 301 Hollow Ave., Jerseyville. Francis Pious Ferenbach, was a retired farmer. He was born in Nutwood, May 13, 1900, son of Albert & Catherine (Algier) Ferenbach. They married at St. Michael church May 7, 1924. He leaves his son Leonard Ferenbach of Godfrey and daughter, Delores Smith of Godfrey and 2 grandchildren. He leaves 2 brothers, Robert, of St. Louis and Joseph of Dow and 3 sisters, Theresa Fessler of Dow and Bertha Morgan and Mary Beil, both of St. Louis. Funeral mass by Father Deneen and Morrow at St. Michael church at Beltrees, burial was in St. Michael cemetery.


Catherine Margaret Ferenbach, 76, of Jerseyville March 2 at Greenwood Manor. Funeral mass was celebrated Monday at St. Francis church with Fr. Patrick Morrow and Fr. R. T. Shea on celebrants. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She was born January 18, 1903 in Jersey County, she was a daughter of John L. & Mary E. (Gibbons) Walsh. She was a member of St. Francis church, a charter member of the Jersey County Home Extension, past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Jersey Community hospital Auxiliary, Jersey County Senior Citizens and Democrat Women’s Club. She also recruited help for the Red Cross blood bank. She is survived by 1 brother, Matthew J. Walsh of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. Her husband Ernest Ferenbach, died August 30, 197. Her parents, 1 son, Paul and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Visitation from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


FERENBACH. Ernest L. Ferenbach, 83, of Jerseyville, a retired farmer and WWI veteran, died August 30 at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. Funeral mass was concelebrated by Fr. R. T. Shea and Fr. Patrick Morrow and Fr. William Hembrow at St. Francis church. She was born in Jersey County on July 10, 1894, a son of Albert & Catherine (Allgaier) Ferenbach. He was a member of the Father Terrance Brady Assembly of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, St. Francis parish and St. Frances cemetery board, had served 10 years on the Jersey County Fair Association Board and was Vice President of Jersey County Senior Citizens. He was a past commander of both the Worthey Post American Legion 492 and WWI barracks. Surviving are his widow, Catherine (Walsh) Ferenbach; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Beil and Mrs. Bertha Morgan both of St. Louis, and Mrs. Theresa Fessler of Dow; 3 brothers, Francis of Jerseyville, Lawrence J. of Dow and Robert of St. Louis. His parents and 1 son, Paul preceded him in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside rites were conducted by WPAL and VFW. Memorials may be given to St. Francis church building fund.


FERENBACH. Albert Ferenbach, 71, died at his home in East Newbern on September 6. Services were from Holy Ghost church with Rev. John J. Kless officiating. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery. He was a native of Germany and was born in Newkirch, Baden, November 23, 1857. His parents were Wm. & Helen Ferenbach. He leaves his widow Catherine; 4 sons, Francis of Godfrey, Ernest Joseph and Robert at home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Bell of est Louis, Miss Bertha and Theresa of St. Louis; 1 step daughter, Mrs. Henry Hagen of Fieldon.


FERENBACH. Pvt John F. Ferenbach, 21, son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Ferenbach of west of Jerseyville. September 7, he had gone to Camp Forest, Ft. Ogelthorpe, GA, with a contingent of Engineers replacement troops. Remains were taken to the home of his parents, service from St. Mary church, burial in St. Mary cemetery. Surviving are his parents 4 brothers, Ernest who went to Camp Taylor, Francis, Robert, Lawrence Joseph and 3 sisters, Miss Mary, Theresa, and Bertha. He had been a member of the kc.


FERGUSON. Mary L. Ferguson, 65, of Montrose, MO, died Saturday at Appleton city hospital, Appleton, MO. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Dorcie Hill officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born June 19, 1905. A daughter of the late William & Winona (Carey) Crigger. She was a native of Tennessee. Surviving are her husband, Lewis A, of Montrose; 8 daughters, Mrs. Milburn (Opal) Eakes, Mrs. Ralph (Maxine) Marberry, Jerseyville, Mrs. F. Thomas (Deloma) Chambers and Mrs. Joe (Wanda K) Lawrence, Cameron, Mo, Mrs. Betty March, St. Louis, MO, Mrs. Wilbur (Winona) Henneberg, Peoria, Mrs. Frank Dolan, CA, and Mrs. Marjorie Evans, Godfrey; 4 sons, Lewis, Jerry and Gayle of Alton, and William of Peoria; and 1 brother C. T. Crigger of Mt Vernon; 36 grandchildren, and 2 g-grandchildren.


FERGUSON. Ethel Mae Ferguson, 65, of Sumner St. Jerseyville, died April 4, at Christian hospital northeast, St. Louis. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost church with Fr. Wm. Hembrow as celebrant. She was born April 13, 1917 in Medora, a daughter of James Leonard & Stella L. (Eyer) Wayman and married Murray Ferguson February 19, 1933 in Fidelity; he died October 23, 1963. Surviving are 1 son, Donald Ferguson of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Stella Brown of Jacksonville; 5 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, James Wayman of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Marion Wayman of Jerseyville; 4 Sisters, Tessie Biermann, Jerseyville Margaret Kuelbs, Kane, Eva White, Alton, Mildred Green, Hazen, AR. Rosary was recited at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


FERGUSON. William Selby Ferguson, 83 years, 11 months, 15 days, died at Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. H. L. Potter officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was born in Cass County on December 26, 1879, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Milton Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Gertie; 2 sons, Leslie Ferguson of Kane and Lawrence L. Ferguson of Alton; 1 daughter, Mrs. Clifton (Anna Belle) Devening of Kane; 2 brothers, Gus Ferguson and Robert Ferguson of Wood River; 8 grandsons; and 9 g-grandchildren.


FERGUSON. Thomas R. Ferguson, 68, of N. State St. Jerseyville, died April 23, at Jerseyville Care Center, where he had resided for 2 months. Born September 19, 1911 in Ashland, he was the son of Guy T. and Mary (Parsons) Ferguson. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Ramona (Mowen) Ferguson whom he married November 22, 1955; 1 daughter, Joyce Wilson of Medora; 1 son, R. Dennis Ferguson of Jerseyville and 1 stepson, Thomas Roady of N. Hollywood, CA; 4 grandchildren. 1 sister preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church in Jerseyville.


FERGUSON. Oliver Thomas Ferguson, Sr., 77 years, 5 months, 25 days, of Otterville, died at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for 9 days. He was a retired caretaker of Pere Marquette park. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Gospel Assembly church with Rev. Harry W. Frazer officiating. Burial was in McDow cemetery. Mr. Ferguson, a son of the late Thomas E. & Alice (Lane) Ferguson, was born in Jersey County, January 7, 1888. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Kirchner) Ferguson; 2 sons, Pearl Ferguson of Bethalto and Oliver Ferguson, Jr., of Grafton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Murie L. Marshall of Grafton, Mrs. William Cox of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. Robert Woolsey of Jerseyville; 19 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, Clifford Ferguson of Roxana, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Louisa Gardner of Jerseyville and Mrs. Alma Murphy of Jacksonville. 1 son, Thomas E. Ferguson, preceded him in death.


FERGUSON. Samuel Thomas Ferguson, 49, of Fieldon was pronounced dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Harry Frazier officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born October 19, 1920 in Jersey County he was the son of George & Lida (Cope) Ferguson. He had been engaged in the trucking business. Surviving are his wife, Nadeen (Charlton) Ferguson; 1 brother, Leonard Ferguson of Jerseyville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Dora Mae Lemons of Roodhouse, Mrs. Faye Gibson and Mrs. Alice Kallal of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Mildred Brakeville of Monroe, OR; and 1 half-brother, Don Cope of Granite City.


FERGUSON. Leslie M. Ferguson, of Kane, died in St. Luke hospital, St. Louis. He had suffered fatal burns last Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Gertie B. Ferguson, 1 sister, Mrs. Clifton Devening of Kane and 1 brother, L. S. Ferguson of Alton. He was a son of the late William S. Ferguson.


FERGUSON. Margaret Elizabeth Ferguson, 78, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Harry Frazier of Jerseyville officiated at the services. Interment was in McDow cemetery near Otterville. She was born in Jersey County, September 2, 1891 the daughter of Benjamin & Susan (Davenport) Kirchner. Surviving are 2 sons, Pearl R. Ferguson of Bethalto and Oliver Ferguson of Otterville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Muriel Hayes of Wilmington, CA, Mrs. Dorothy Cox of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Doris Woolsey of Otterville; 29 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie Ayres of Batchtown, her husband, Oliver T. Ferguson, and 1 son preceded her in death.


FERGUSON. Ramona M. Ferguson, 75, died unexpectedly, October 12, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital. She was owner-operator of the White Spot Restaurant & Drive-in, in Jerseyville from 1958 until retiring in 1987. Born in Jersey County, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus T. & Etta (Ely) Mowen. Her first husband, Edward L. Roady, preceded her in death. She married Thomas R. Roady-?- (Ferguson) November 22, 1955, and he died April 23, 1980. Surviving are 1 son, Thomas W. Roady of Nashville, TN; 1 stepson, R. Dennis Ferguson of Jerseyville; 1 stepdaughter, Joyce Wilson of Medora; 4 grandchildren; and 1 g-grandchild. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements and visitation. Services were held there with Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church, where she was a member.


FERGUSON. Murray Kramer Ferguson, 53 years, 10 months, 12 days, died October 23, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. Funeral services were held October 26 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carl Holwerda, pastor of Delhi Baptist church, conducted services. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He had been a watchman at Mississippi Lime Co. at Alton. He was a son of the late Murray & Kate (Kramer) Ferguson and was born in Macoupin County, December 11, 1909. Surviving are his wife, Mae Ferguson; 1 son Donald W. Ferguson; 1 daughter, Mrs. Stella M. Brovn of Lockport; and 4 grandchildren. 1 son James preceded him in death, December 18, 1962.


FERGUSON. Lillian Ferguson, 30, wife of Glen Ferguson, died of the flu at her home in Ashland, IL. The remains were brought to Jerseyville and taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Barron. She leaves her husband and 2 daughters, Julia Marit and Maxine.


FERGUSON. Glenn Keith Ferguson, 56, son of Mr. & Mrs. Milton S. Ferguson, 4 miles of Jerseyville, died of the flu on March 14, at his home near Ashland. His wife, the former Lillian Barron of Jerseyville, whom he married in 1914, died 2 days before him from the same cause. He was born February 2, 1893. Surviving are 2 daughters, his parents, 5 brothers, Wm. S. of Kane, George M. of Beardstown, Guy T. of Ashland, ben S. of Tullula, IL, J. Robert, Flora; 3 sisters, Flora A, Hattie G and Capitola M. all of Jerseyville. Funeral was held from the home in Ashland. Rev. J. C. bell officiated and burial was in Ashland cemetery.


FERGUSON. Ethel Mae Ferguson, 65, of Jerseyville, died April 4, at Christian northeast hospital, St. Louis. The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. William Hembrow, at Holy Ghost church. She was born April 13, 1917 in Medora, a daughter of James Leonard & Stella L. (Eyer) Wayman and married Murray Ferguson February 19, 1933, in Fidelity; he died October 23, 1963. Surviving are 1 son, Donald of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Stella Brown of Jacksonville; 5 grandchildren, 3 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, James Wayman of Ft. Pierce, FL and Marion Wayman of Jerseyville, 4 sisters, Tessie Biermann, Jerseyville, Margaret Kuelbs, Kane, Eva White, Alton, and Mildred Green, Hazen, AR. Visitation and rosary were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


FERGUSON. Lida Minnie Ferguson, 63 years, 11 months, 11 days, of N. Liberty St. Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital. She had been a patient for 2 days. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Harry Frazier officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson was a daughter of the late Leonard & Matilda (McCormick) Cope and was born in Jersey County on July 20, 1896. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Lemons of Carrollton, Mrs. Robert Pace of Stillwater, OK, Mrs. Leonard Brakeville of Godfrey and Mrs. Anderson Long of Jerseyville; 3 sons, Don Cope and Samuel Ferguson of Jersey – incomplete.


FERNS. Hon. Thomas F. Ferns, 62, former Jersey County judge and well known over southern Illinois as a jurist of great ability, passed away at his home in Springfield, Tuesday, October 3, 1922, after 8 years of illness. Hon. Thomas Francis Ferns was born in Jerseyville, July 27, 1862. He was the son of John & Hannah (Haysd) Ferns. His father, John Ferns, was a native of Trenton, NJ, and settled in Jersey County, in 1835. The early death of his father left Thomas without any means of support. Unaided, and with only the hope and advice of a true Irish mother, the boy struggled for an education—–through his own efforts, he worked—–through high school graduat— the Jerseyville high school, —-1882. Then in 1883, he entered the St. Louis law school, pursuing the same methods until he received his degree in June 1885. He was admitted to the bar in March previous to his graduation. He was elected and held the office of City Attorney for 3 consecutive terms from 1885-1891. Mr. Ferns was elected 3 successive terms to the Illinois General Assembly, serving in the House of Representatives from 1891-1895 inclusive. Thomas Ferns was one of the most brilliant lawyers that Jersey County ever produced. As a pleader before the bar, he was unequalled, and in ready wit, eloquence and unfailing memory, he was without a peer. He seldom lost a case and his services as a lawyer were constantly sought. He was a staunch Democrat. Mr. Ferns was married June 26, 1895, to Elizabeth C. White, of Springfield, IL. To them were born 5 children, Edith, now Mrs. Waynewright Ernst, of chicago, Thomas F. Jr., engaged in the automobile business in Springfield, Stephen White who was killed by lightening in June 1921, and Misses Elizabeth and Marian Ferns of Springfield. He is also survived by 1 sister, Miss Margaret Ferns, and 2 half brothers, William F. and David D. Fahey of this city. During the last years of their residence in Jersey County, the Ferns family lived on the farm east of Jerseyville, known as “Ferndale place” consisting of 240 acres and stocked with pedigreed polled durham cattle and poland china hogs. Mr. Ferns continued in active practice of law as well as managing his farm. In the spring of 1900, he became the owner of the Villinger Opera House and thoroughly remodeled the entire building, stage and scenery, providing Jerseyville with a first-class opera house. In the election of 1906, he was elected to the County judgeship. Resigning just before the close of his 4th yr, to move to Springfield, IL, where he engaged in the practice of law. He was later appointed Master in Chancery of Sangamon County and continued in this office until 2 years ago, when his failing health compelled him to resign all active duties. About 8 years ago, Judge Ferns though handicapped by physical infirmities and suffering, continued to perform his onerous duties, the brilliant mind of a great lawyer still functioned. The weight of his physical suffering compelled him to withdraw from public life. Death came as an angel of relief to his tired body. Funeral services were conducted from the Church of Immaculate Conception in Springfield. Rev. Father Timothy Hickey officiated at the requiem high mass. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery, beside the grave of his son, Stephen. Among those who went from here to attend his funeral are Mr. & Mrs. David Fahey, William F. Fahey and children, Mrs. A. F. Ely, Miss Lillie Shafer, and Judge W. T. Sun—(derland?) – incomplete.


FERNS. Stephen Ferns, 21, second son of Judge & Mrs. Thomas F. Ferns of Springfield, IL, formerly of Jerseyville, was killed instantly by a bolt of lightning near Auburn, IL, Monday afternoon. A companion, John Kelly, 21, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kelly of Springfield, was killed by the same bolt. The 2 boys, with 3 companions – Earl Friedmeyer, son of attorney John G. Friedmeyer, Paul Pennewitt, son of Mr. & Mrs. Penne witt, of 105 S. Grand Ave., west; and Robert Hunt, son of Mr. & Mrs. B. F. Hunt, of 823 S. Walnut St., Springfield, had planned to spend their summer vacation in hard work and were in the employ of the Alzin A Construction Co. which is building a stretch of hard road near Auburn. They had pitched a tent in a field near the cement house to rough it for the summer. “The distressing tragedy” which has caused great sorrow in Springfield”, says the State Journal, because of the fact the boys were well known among the younger people of Springfield and because their parents are well known in business and professional circles, occurred on the first day of what the boys had planned to be a summer of hard work. Stephen was a law student at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Besides his parents, he leaves 1 brother, Thomas F. Ferns, Jr., and 3 sisters, misses Edith, Elizabeth and Marion Ferns. News of the tragedy reached Jerseyville Monday evening through a telephone message from Miss Edith to W. F. Fahey who departed this am for Springfield. His sister, Miss Margaret Ferns, a sister of Judge Thomas Ferns went to Springfield Tuesday am. When the lightning struck, the boys had just unloaded a truck of cement into the cement warehouse. It was raining, thundering and lightning. Ferns was standing in the door of the warehouse and kelly about 5 feet from the door. Hunt had just gone into the shed, Fried Mehyer and Pennewitt were standing near one end of the shed on the loading platform. According to Pennewitt, a sudden bolt of lightning struck with a deafening crash and a blinding flash. Kelly fell over in the cement dust on the platform and Ferns fell inside the door. Ferns’ companions tried to revive him by artificial respiration and a lungmotor arrived from Divernon within 15 minutes, but to no avail. Kelly is believed to have killed instantly, as was Ferns. The remains of the boys were taken to Vancel undertaking establishment in Auburn, and were brought to Springfield by Coroner C. T. Branson. Ernest Easley, foreman of the cement crew, and another workman were stunned by the bolt. A pair of pliers was knocked from Easley’s hand, and the other man’s hair was singed on the right side of his head when the bolt struck a pipe near which he was standing. Pennewitt, friend of the Ferns and Kelly, tells the following story of the tragedy in tuesday’s State Journal: “It happened about 2:15. We, that is to us 5 boys, “Steve” Kelley, Bob Hunt, Earl Friedmeyer and myself had just finished – incomplete


FERREIRA. Mabel Ferreira, 67, of San Leandro, CA, formerly of Jerseyville, died June 14, 1988, at her residence. Born in Jersey County, she was the daughter of the late Fred & Clara (Isringhausen) Snell. She married William Ferreira in March 1945, in CA, and he survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Dennis Ferreira of San Leandro; 2 Daughters, Marsha Simonich and Janice Ferriera, both of Freemont, CA; 2 step daughter, Shirley and Elaine, both of CA; 1 grandson; and 3 sisters, Florence Schultz of Jerseyville, Josephine Heiderscheid of Cudahy, WI, and Leona Beiermann of Fieldon. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Wilbur Snell; and 2 sisters, Frederica Powers and Annabelle Snell. Visitation was at Santos & Robeerson Mortuary in San Leandro. Services were conducted there and burial was in California. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


FERRIS. James Ambrose Ferris, 70, former resident of Jerseyville, died November 20 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry Grosjean in Alton. He was a son of Robert T. & Matilda J. (Gunn) Ferris of Jefferson City, IA. He leaves 3 brothers, George W. of Jerseyville, Charles A. of Alton, Robert F. of Little Rock, AR, and 2 sisters, Mrs. James Bracy of Jerseyville and Mrs. Henry Grosjean of Alton. Remains were brought to Jerseyville to the home of Mrs. Bracy. Funeral from Holy ?Gross? Church. Rev. W. H. Tomlins officiating. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Ferris was a member of the IOOF.


FERRIS. Isaac J. (Jack) Ferris, 64, of Jerseyville died November 27, at St. John Mercy hospital in Joplin, MO. He was born May 24, 1912 in Jerseyville, a son of Robert & Caroline (Graner) Ferris. Ferris was retired as maintenance man from Olin Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Vera (Tapscott) Ferris; 1 son, Jacque O. Ferris of Lake Worth, FL; 1 daughter, Mrs. Billy (Janet) Jorris of Joplin, MO; 3 grandchildren; 1 brother, Robert A. Ferris of Jacksonville and 2 sisters, Mrs. Stanley Holland of Tequerta, FL and Mrs. Paul Long of Jerseyville. His parents and 1 sister, preceded him in death. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. F. Broeder officiating and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to United Church of Christ and the cancer fund.


FESENMEYER. Rebecca Fesenmeyer, widow of Antone Fesenmeyer, days, after a lingering illness, at the home of her son F. A. Fesenmeyer. She was a native of Indiana and was born there January 5, 1833. She was one of 9 Cox children. Mrs. Fesenmeyer nee Cox, married Antone Fesenmeyer October 18, 1864, he died 6 years ago on February 12. She had moved to Jerseyville in early girlhood. She leaves 1 son, F. A. Fesenmeyer, and 1 daughter, Mrs. C. F. Clendened of Pasadena, CA. One child died in infancy. As a young girl, she was converted and joined Union Baptist church south of Jerseyville and remained a faithful member until her marriage when she joined the Methodist Episcopal church, Jerseyville. Funeral was from the Methodist church on February 14, with Rev. E. T. Carroll and W. S. Neeley officiating.


FESENMEYER. Della May Fesenmeyer, 98, widow of Francis A. Fesenmeyer, died at Blu Fountain Manor on March 4. She had owned and operated Fesenmeyer Dry Goods Store in Jerseyville for many years. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville March 6. Rev. R. E. George officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born in Hillsboro on January 4, 1876, a daughter of Edward F. & Esther (Comley) Leak. Mrs. Fesenmeyer was a member of the Jerseyville Methodist church and a charter member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by 1 niece, Mrs. Philip Ritter of Jerseyville, 2 nephews, Jack Leak and Howard Leak of Sun City, AZ.


FESLER. Sebastian Fesler,67, died January 12, 1892. He was born in France near the Rhine river of German parentage. He came to this country in 1840, first living in St. Louis, then in Illinois. By industry, economy and frugality, he has amassed a considerable amount of this world’s goods, but with all these traits he was never classed as par simonious. His wife and 8 sons remain to mourn his loss. Funeral from St. Michael’s church on January 13. Rev. Fr. Marks serving. Pallbearers: Jas. Rintoul, Louis Bunsa, Gotleib Fohlman, George Yokers, John Glassbrenner and Lawrence Wardine.


FESSLER. Paul W. Fessler, 53, died July 11, 1992, at Jersey Community hospital, from injuries sustained in a farm tractor accident. A US Army veteran, he was a mold maker at Owens-Illinois Inc. in Alton for 35 years. He was a member of Jerseyville K. of C. 1692, Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695 and American Flint Glassworkers Union Local 43. Born January 15, 1939, he was the son of Clara (Nolan) Fessler Hooper of Jerseyville and the late August Fessleer. He married Karen (Gillispie) Fessler on June 25, 1966, in Godfrey, she survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Tim, Anthony and Andrew Fessler, all of Dow, 1 daughter, Amy Fessler of Dow; and 3 sisters, Alvenia Boucher and Julia Findes, both of Dow, and Dorothy Fowler of Alabama. Visitation was from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic church in Belltrees with Rev. Patrick Carrol as celebrant. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the church where he was a member of St. Francis & Holy Ghost school fund of Jerseyville.


FESSLER. Mena (Laubster) Fessler, 42, wife of Max Fessler, died at home in Elsah Township on Sunday. Born in Madison County, on January 2, 1862, she moved to Jersey County in early childhood on a farm near McClusky. She married Max Fessler in 1880 and moved to the farm near Elsah. She had been christened into the Lutheran church. She leaves her husband and 9 children; 1 grand daughter, 1 brother, George Laubster, 2 sisters, Eliza Fessler of Elsah, Carrie Sthucer of McClusky.


FESSLER. Max Fessler, well-known resident of Dow, died at his home following an illness of 2 months. Services were conducted in Elsah and burial was is Elsah cemetery. He leaves his widow, Martha A. Fessler, 7 daughters, Mrs. Caroline Bryant, Mrs. Helen Heitzman, Mrs. Eva McCormick, Mrs. Virginia Brorouighs, all of Alton, Mrs. Irene Dreiner of Shreveport, LA, and Mrs. Annie Davis of Greenville, IL; 2 sons, John Fessler and Edward Fesslser of Alton.


FESSLER. Anton Fessler, 62, died at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. Funeral at St. Michael church Belltrees and burial in church cemetery. He was a native of Jersey County, born in 1865. He was a farmer and moved to Alton 10 years ago he leaves 4 brothers, George Fessler of Lock Haven, Michael of Alton, Philip and Cosmos of Bellville.


FESSLER. Emma F. Fessler, 84, died at Jerseyville Care Center on April 14. She was born May 7, 1898 in Otter Creek township, Jersey County, daughter of the late Frederick & Etta (Murphy) hooper. Her husband was the late William Fessler. Her only survivor is 1 brother, Leo Hooper of Dow. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Pepper officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FESSLER. Rachel Fessler, 89, formerly of Alton, died Tuesday, November 22, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Born in St. Louis, her parents were the late Charles & Irene May (Gilmore) Tolle. On August 8, 1919, in Alton, she married Harry A. Fessler. He died in July 1976. Surviving are 1 son, Harry C. Fessler of Godfrey; 3 grandchildren; and 4 g-grandchildren. There was no visitation. Services and burial were to be private. Rev. Kenneth Edleman officiated. Gent Funeral Home in Alton was in charge of arrangements.


FESSLER. Philip Fessler, a well known farmer of near Lock Haven in the south end of Jersey County, died suddenly Saturday after a fainting spell. He had no children and only the wife is left to mourn his loss.


FESSLER. Roy Fessler, 55, died Saturday. Funeral rites were held at Slaten Funeral Home in Alton, on May 14. Mr. Fessler was a life long resident of Dow. Rev. Nelson Bunnage, pastor of Bethel Methodist church officiated and burial was in Bethel cemetery at East Newbern. Mr. Fessler was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Fessler and he was born December 20, 1900. He engaged in farming for a number of years. The decedent was a member of Bethel Methodist church. He is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Francis Reher of Dow, and 1 brother William Fessler of Alton.


FESSLER. Dewey C. Fessler, 82, of Jerseyville, died June 14, at Jersey Community hospital. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Masonic services were conducted on Monday. He was born December 1897 in Jersey County, a son of George & Elizabeth (Laubscher) Fessler and had worked for the water and sewer department. He is survived by his wife, Opal (Bates) Fessler, whom he married July 6, 1935 in Carrollton; 1 son, Emil of Jerseyville; 1 Daughter, Marcella Allen of Dow; 1 brother, James Fessler; 1 sister, Elizabeth Nolan of Dow; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 son, Dale who died on June 11. Memorials may be given to the Methodist church and the heart fund.


FESSLER. Clarence E. Fessler, 69, of Jerseyville, died February 9 at Jersey Community hospital. Fessler was a retired truck driver for the Standard Oil industry. He was born June 16, 1910 in Alton, a son of George W. & Mary E. (Northcutt) Fessler. He was a member of Wood River Masonic Lodge 1062 AF & AM, honorary member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge, Shriners, was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge, order of Eastern Star Wood River chapter and Metro Conclave No. 63 True Kindred of Bethalto. Surviving are his wife, the former Eunice (Darnell) Fessler whom he married August 1, 1931 in Alton; 1 daughter, Marie Siglar of East Alton; 4 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Alfred Fessler of Dow, Jesse K., William L. and John W. Fessler all of Godfrey; and 1 sister, Anna Mae Wendle of Grafton. He was preceded in death by 1 brother. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was the scene of visitation and service. Wood river Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic rites. Rev. Leonard Todd officiated at the service and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to Masonic Homes Endowment Fund, Moose Lodge or heart fund.


FESSLER. James D. Fessler, 42, of Jerseyville, died at Alton Memorial hospital July 28, as a result of an explosion at Olin’s East Alton plant where he had worked for 20 years. Fessler had worked all of his 20 years in the ammunitions department of Olin’s Winchester group operations plant. Primer powder was being mixed at the time of the explosion. The area where the blast occurred is in the center of the Olin plant on the “primer island”. Fessler had worked alone in the small wooden building which is enclosed by concrete walls. An intensive investigation is being conducted by Olin Corporation. Fessler was born April 18, 1942 in Alton, son of James H. & Mary M. (Stafford) Fessler of Dow. His survivors include his wife, Juanita E. (Hooper) Fessler whom he married June 20, 1964 in Jerseyville; 1 son, Danny; 2 daughters, Kathy and Becky Fessler, at home; his parents; 5 sisters, June Moore of Jerseyville, Margaret Bartles, Dorsey, Ruth Jacoby, Brighton, Norma Cooksey, Delavan and Evelyn Stufflebeam, Summerville, SC. 1 sister preceded him in death. 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 Methodist children’s home at Mt. Vernon.


FESSLER. William Fessler, 73, of Jerseyville, died Monday at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient for a few weeks. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Fessler, a retired farmer, was born in Jersey County, June 7, 1893, a son of the late George & Elizabeth (Laubscher) Fessler. He was a veteran of WWI. Surviving are his wife, Emma (Hooper) Fessler; 5 brothers, George and Dewey Fessler of Jerseyville, Harry and Roy Fessler of Alton and James H. Fessler of Dow; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Greeling of Jerseyville and Mrs. Elizabeth Nolan of Dow. His par- incomplete.


FESSLER. Dale L. Fessler, 43, of Jerseyville, and office manager of Jersey County Farm Supply, died unexpectedly June 11 at Jersey Community hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was born July 17, 1936 in Alton, a son of Dewey & Opal (Bates) Fessler. He was a member of United Methodist church, Mason and Shriners. He is survived by his parents; 1 brother, Emil Fessler of Jerseyville and 1 sister, Marcella Allen of Dow. Masonic rites, visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to heart fund or United Methodist church.


FESSLER. Mary Elizabeth Fessler, 76, of Dow, died October 31 at Alton Memorial hospital. She had been a patient for 9 days. She had fallen and fractured her hip on October 22. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. John E. Henderson of Lebanon officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Born July 11, 1895, she was the daughter of John Andrew & Mary Frances (Utt) Cornelius. Mrs. Fessler was a member of Bethel Methodist church. Her survivors are 1 son, Donald Fessler of Dow; 3 daughters, Miss Helen Fessler, Miss Frances Fessler, and Mrs. Donald (Kathryn) Duncan, all of Dow; 4 grandchildren. She was the widow of Walter R. Fessler.


FESSLER. George W. Fessler, 87 years, 4 months, 3 days, retired Illinois Terminal Railroad foreman, died March 12, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient almost 3 weeks. Mr. Fessler had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ollie (Anna Mae) Wendle, of Grafton. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were conducted there on March 15, by Rev. James Pepper, pastor of Jerseyville Bible Baptist church. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to the heart fund. He was a son of the late George W. & Elizabeth (Laubscher) Fessler, and was born in Jersey County November 9, 1881. Surviving Mr. Fessler in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Wendle, are 6 sons, Clarence E. and Alfred Robert Fessler of Jerseyville, Herbert J. Fessler of Chicago, William Laverne, Jesse Kenneth and John Jack Fessler of Godfrey; 4 brothers, Harry and Roy Fessler of Alton, Dewey Fessler of Jerseyville, and James Fessler of Dow; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Greeling of Jerseyville and Mrs. Eliz – incomplete


FESTER. Margaret Louise Fester, 52, of Jerseyville died January 31, at Christian hospital ne in St. Louis. She was born February 13, 1930 in Ashburn, MO to the late Otis J. & Mary M. (Houchin) Clarkson. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Ron Woodrum officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Fred Fester; 1 son, Brad, and 1 daughter, Sharon, at home; 5 Brothers, Elza Clarkson, South Holland, Lilburn Clarkson of Crete, Roy Kenneth and David Clarkson all of Grafton; 3 sisters, Helen Antrobus of Jerseyville, Ruth Taylor of Crete and Dorothy Paddock of Grafton. Her parents, 1 son, 1 sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to that of one’s choice.


FESTER. Herbert H. Fester, 36, residing 7 miles east of Jerseyville, died at St. Anthony’s hospital in Alton of bulbar polio, a little more than 24 hrs after he was admitted to the hospital. According to reports of relatives, complained of a severe headache on Saturday, followed by a high fever on Sunday. A physician called at the Fester home and advised that the patient be taken to Jersey Community hospital and when polio symptoms were detected he was transferred to St. Anthony hospital where his death occurred. He had not had the Salk vaccine. The body was brought to Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at the Methodist church in Jerseyville with Rev. Earl Dickey officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. The young farmer was born in Brussels, IL, August 21, 1922, a son of Fred Fester of Jerseyville and Henrietta (Kruse) Fester of Batchtown. He would have had his 37 birthday later in the month. He is survived by his wife, Maurita (Price) Fester; 4 step daughters, Janet Claudia and Claudette (twins) and Bonita Bowers; 3 sons, Dennis, Donald and Duane Fester, all of whom reside at home; his father Fred Fester of Jerseyville; his mother Mrs. Charles Baker of Batchtown; 4 brothers, Warren, and Louis Fester of Jerseyville, Fred Fester of Chicago Heights and Glenn Fester of Batchtown, and 1 half sister, Mrs. Joe Kamp of Golden Eagle. Mr. Fester was a WWII veteran and served 3 years in the South Pacific.


FESTER. Verna M. Fester, 65 years, 2 months, 27 days, of Route 2 Jerseyville, died Saturday May 1 at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral services were held May 4, at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Pine of Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Fester are her husband, Warren C. Fester, owner-operator of Farmers Market at Fieldon. She was the daughter of the late Henry & Emma Herman and was born February 6, 1906, in Brussels.


FESTER. Fred Fester, 61, an excavating contractor, was born January 6, 1924, in Calhoun County to the late Fred & Heniretta (Krause) Fester. He married Margaret Louise Clarkson and she died January 31, 1984. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are 1 son, Brad Fester, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Sharon Fester, Jerseyville; 3 brothers, Louis of Dow, Glenn of Batchtown and Warren of Fieldon; and 1 grandchild. Funeral services by brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Wayne Pendleton officiated and burial was Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


FESTER. Margaret Fester, 53, died Tuesday at Christian hospital ne in St. Louis. She was born in Ashburn, MO, daughter of the late Otis J. & Mary T. (Houchin) Clarkson. She married Fred Fester and he survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Brad at home; 1 daughter, Sharon at home; 5 brothers, Elza Clarkson of South Holland, Lilburn Clarkson of Crete, Roy, Kenneth and David Clarkson all of Grafton; 3 sisters, Helen Antrobus of Jerseyville, Ruth Taylor of Crete, and Dorothy Paddock of Grafton. Visitation and services from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Ron Woodrum officiating, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice.


FESTER. Verna M. Fester, 65 years, 2 months, 25 days, died Saturday May 1, at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral services were held from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Pine of Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Fieldon cemetery. Mrs. Fester was survived by her husband, Warren C. Fester, owner and operator of Farmers Market at Fieldon. She was the daughter of the late Henry & Emma Herman and was born February 6, 1906 in brussels.


FESTER. Fred Fester, 61, an excavating contractor, was born January 6, 1924, in Calhoun County to the late Fred & Henrietta (Krause) Fester. He married Margaret Louise (Clarkson) , and she died January 31, 1984. He was a WWII veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral services were August 19 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Wayne Pendleton officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He is survived by 1 son, Brad Fester, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Sharon Fester, Jerseyville; 3 brothers, Louis of Dow, Glenn of Batchtown and Warren of Fieldon; and 1 grandchild. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


FETCHER. Terry Lee Fetcher, 14, son of Mr. & Mrs. William F. Fetcher of Jerseyville, died late Friday in a trailer fire on Godar’s Landing in Calhoun County. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Robertson officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Terry Lee and 11 year old Tom Quinn of Jerseyville, had accompanied the former’s father to Calhoun County earlier Friday for an outing. While Terry and Tom were fishing in the evening, Mr. Fetcher left on an errand to secure some ice when he was unable to secure ice in Hardin or Fieldon he came on into Jerseyville. Upon returning to the trailer sometime later he learned of the tragedy. A member of the family told the Democrat News Saturday that while Terry and Tom were fishing a lantern which they were using fell out of a tree and the light went out. The boys took the lantern inside the trailer to relight it. While replacing the fuel in the lantern, it fell from the table causing a fire. Both boys ran from the trailer but Terry returned to try to put out the blaze. He was trapped in the trailer when an explosion occurred. A man nearby rushed to the scene and Calhoun officials were notified. Terry would have been an 8th grade student at East elementary school this coming fall, was born in Alton, June 7, 1956. His survivors are his parents; 3 brothers, Eric L. of Jerseyville, Jack of Owensville, IN, and Michael who is in Vietnam; 1 sister, Beverly Chappell of – incomplete.


FEYERABEND. Miss Elizabeth Feyerabend, 64, died at St. Joseph hospital, Alton on August 1. Funeral from Evangelical church, Rev. O. W. Higgenmeier officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born in Jersey County, near Fieldon a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brizel) Feyerabend. She leaves 1 brother Henry Feyerabend of Jerseyville and 1 sister, Mrs. A. L. Hoppe of Alton.


FEYERABEND. Carl J. Feyerabend, 86, of Jerseyville, died April 23 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert Broeder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A self employed carpenter, Mr. Feyerabend was born January 13, 1898 in Jersey County, son of the late Henry & Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend. He was a WWII veteran of the army. He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Westfall) Feyerabend, whom he married in 1944 in St. Charles, MO; 2 brothers, William of Chicago and Leslie of St. Louis; 3 sisters, Alma Habing of St. Louis, Marie Wock of Jerseyville and Lucille Maloney of Edwardsville. His parents and 5 brothers preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Emphysema Foundation.


FEYERABEND. George L. Feyerabend, 60 years, 7 months, 22 days, former well known Jerseyville resident, died at Dr. Whitener’s hospital on Grand Ave, St. Louis, on November 23, 1922. Feyerabend became ill early in the fall and was taken to Barnes hospital and later removed to Dr. Whitener’s. He was on the latter institution for about 7 weeks. The malady which caused Mr. Feyerabend’s death is unknown. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Iva (Orf) Feyerabend, 1 son, 1 brother, Henry of Jersey county; and 2 sisters, Miss Elizabeth Feyerabend, and Mrs. A. W. Hoppe of Alton. Mrs. Feyerabend had made arrangements with Jacoby Undertaking Co. in Jerseyville to have the remains of Mr. Feyerabend brought to Jerseyville and burial was to take place here after funeral services at Frieden’s Evangelical church. Arrangements were made to do this, and funeral notices were printed and distributed when Mrs. Feyerabend notified Jacoby Brothers, through the St. Louis undertaker, that she refused to have the body of her husband brought to Jerseyville and the interment will take place in St. Louis. Accordingly, the Democrat advises the public and friends of Mr. Feyerabend to disregard the funeral notices that have been issued. Funeral services for George L. Feyerabend will according to the changed plans of the widow, be held in St. Louis from Ambruster’s funeral parlor on Saturday.


FEYERABEND. Also on file”— Mrs Iva Orf-feyerabend, wife of George L. Feyerabend, has brought suit for divorce in St. Louis, and the papers were served here Thursday on the defendant. Mrs. Feyerabend states in her complaint as follows: – plaintiff, who was Iva Orf, states that on 25 June, 1920, in the city of Clayton, County of St. Louis, State of MO, she was lawfully married to the defendant: that plaintiff continued to live with the defendant as his wife, from and after the day and year aforesaid, until 15 October 1921; that during all that time plaintiff faithfully demeaned herself and discharged all her duties as the wife of defendant, and at all times treated him with kindness and affection, but the defendant wholly disregarding his duties as the husband of plaintiff, has offered plaintiff with such indignities as to render her condition intolerable as the wife of defendant, in this, to-wit – that defendant exhibited a violent and uncontrollable temper towards plaintiff, used intoxicating liquors to excess and when under the influence thereof, and at other times, cursed and abused plaintiff, and threatened her; that defendant left plaintiff and their infant son in the city of St. Louis, on or about October 15, 1921, without any means of support, and told plaintiff they could remain here, he didn’t care, he had lived before and could live without plaintiff; that defendant would mock the birds in the presence of plaintiff and insisted that plaintiff also mock birds, and would become angry at her because she refused to do so; that defendant humiliated and annoyed plaintiff by instituting a replevin suit against her for the possession of certain furniture and household goods, belonging to her, and deprived her of the use thereof; that defendant caused plaintiff’s arrest and incarceration, in the city of St. Louis,without any cause whatsoever. Plaintiff further states that there was born of this marriage, 1 child, George L. Feyerabend, Jr. who is now an infant. Plaintiff further states that she is now a resident of St. Louis, and that the offenses complained of herein were committed in the state of MO. Plaintiff further states that the defendant is seized and possessed of real and personal property and money to – incomplete” more- Henry M. Feyerabend of Jersey County has filed a petition in the county court of Jersey County praying that he be appointed administrator of the estate of his deceased brother, the late George L. Feyerabend, who died in a St. Louis hospital 22 Nov 1922, after a lingering illness of several months duration. Feyerabend sets forth in the petition that the said George L. Feyerabend was possessed of personal property to the amount of about $3,000, and that he left surviving him no widow or children, but that he did leave Henry M. Feyerabend, Sophia Louise Hoppe and Elizabeth Feyerabend, his brother and sister, as his only heirs at law. The petitioner sets forth also That Iva Orf, claiming to be the widow of George L. Feyerabend, is not his widow, in as much as she was supposed to have married Feyerabend about 25 June 1920, which was within a period of less that 1 year from the date that she obtained a divorce from her husband Tony Orf. As George L. Feyerabend was at that time a resident of Jerseyville, the marriage was contrary to the flaws of the state of Illinois and is therefore null and void. The petitioner also claims that Iva Orf, who claims to the Feyerabend’s widow, lived with Feyerabend for 2 years or more within the State of Illinois. It is also denied in the petition that George L. Feyerabend is the father of the child called by Iva Orf, George L. Feyerabend, Jr., now about 2 years of age. The case has not yet been set for hearing.


FEYERABEND. William M. Feyerabend, 85, former Jerseyville resident, died April 10 at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. He was born May 30, 1901, in Jerseyville to the late Henry & Mary Elizabeth (Elfgen) Feyerabend. He married Jacqueline Baker, who died in 1964. He was the owner of William Feyerabend Motor Sales Inc. in Chicago. He was a member of Trine Lodge No. 422 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Chicago and life member of the Medinah Temple. Survivors are 1 brother Leslie Feyerabend of St. Louis; 3 sisters, Alma Habing of St. Louis, Lucille Maloney of Edwardsville and Marie Wock of Jerseyville; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation and services were held from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Rick Francis officiated and burial was in Upper Alton cemetery.


FEYERABEND. Milre Joyce Feyerabend, 83, died June 9, at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Robert Broeder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born November 30, 1894 in Slater, MO, she was the daughter of U. S. & Mary F. (Willet) Davis. Her husband was the late John H. Feyerabend. Surviving are 3 sons, Harold of Bargersville, IN, Robert and Neil of Jerseyville; 5 daughters, Geraldine Short of Granite City, Virginia Egelhoff of Jerseyville, Elva and Belva Feyerabend of Chicago and Barbara Cartwright of St. Louis; 19 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 1 Sister, Estelle Witt of Peoria. Her husband, parents, 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 1 sister preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital.


FEYERABEND. Velma Feyerabend, 78, of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly March 15, at her home on exchange st. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Clay Noah officiated and burial was in Oak Grove. Born January 17, 1901, she was the daughter of Rudolph & Julia (Ritchey) Barringer. Mrs. Feyerabend donated part of the land for the Feyerabend Community Building to the city of Jerseyville in 1967 in memory of her husband, Bert F. Feyerabend, who died August 23, 1954. She is survived by 1 son, Thomas R. Feyerabend of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Drew of Godfrey; 4 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie Brooks of Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to First Baptist church.


FEYERABEND. Paul Feyerabend, 71, of Chicago and native of Jersey County, died at a Chicago hospital after an extended period of illness. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Little Flower in Chicago and burial was in the church cemetery. He was the son of the late Henry & Mary (Elfgen) Feyerabend and was born in Jersey County August 4, 1896. He would have been 72 on his next birthday. Mr. Feyerabend has been a resident of Chicago for several years and was a retired auto mobile salesman. He is survived by his wife, Helen Feyerabend, 1 daughter, Mrs. S. Mary Rita Feyerabend of Chicago; 5 brothers, John and Carl Feyerabend of Jerseyville, Leslie and Louis Feyerabend of St. Louis and William Feyerabend of Big Village, IN; and 3 sisters, Mrs. John Wock of Jerseyville, Mrs. Francis Maloney of Edwardsville and Mrs. Alfred Habing of St. Louis. Among area relatives attending services were: John and Carl Feyerabend and Mrs. Wock of Jerseyville, and Mr. & Mrs. Habing and Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Feyerabend of St. Louis.


FEYERABEND. Louis R. (Ted) Feyerabend, 67, of St. Louis died at John Cochran hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Connett of Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born in Jersey County, November 5, 1905, a son of the – incomplete


FEYERABEND. John D. Feyerabend, 31, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Feyerabend, died September 16, at St. Elizabeth hospital in Granite City. The Alton resident was injured in an automobile-car transport truck accident on star Route 111 near Mitchell. Because of his critical condition members of his family had been in constant attendance at his bedside. Feyerabend had recently purchased Moonlight Tavern on Route 159 near Edwardsville and he was taking an employee to work at the time of the accident. The family had made arrangements to move from their home in Alton to living quarters in connection with his business. The decedent is survived by his wife, Alice Lee (Kieninger) to whom he was married January 25, 1947; 3 small Children, Susan Carol, Patricia Ann and Richard Feyerabend of Alton; his parents; 5 sisters, , Mrs. Geraldine Short of Granite City, Mrs. Virginia Egelhoff of Jerseyville, Belva and Elva Feyerabend (twins) of Chicago and Barbara Ann Feyerabend of Indianapolis, IN, Airman Robert L. Feyerabend, stationed in Alaska, and Leo R. Feyerabend of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at Staten Funeral Home in Alton. Rev. Leonard Todd, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed church officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville.


FICKER. Florence S. ficker, 70, died February 3 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Services were held at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton and interment was in Memorial Park cemetery, Staunton. She was born September 3, 1905 in Greenfield. Surviving are her husband John A. Ficker of Staunton, her son, John of Jerseyville, and 2 grandchildren, Stephen and Merilee of Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist church, Staunton, building fund.


FIELD. Sarah B. field, 79?, one of the old pioneers, has passed away. She has gone on that “sojourn from whence no traveler returns”. Mrs. Field, usually known as Grandma Field, is dead. She had ben a resident of Jerseyville for the past 3o years and was known by almost every person, young and old. She was born in South Carolina in 1804, and belonged to a family of pioneers who had risked their lives to assist in wresting the “dark and bloody ground” from the redman. Left a widow at an early age, she knew what it was to fulfill the scriptural words: “By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.” in addition to her own family she raised a family of grandchildren. She was one of those humble, lowly ones on earth, toiling early and late at her loom. She was always a welcome visitor to the bedside of the sick and afflicted, as she was an experienced and faithful nurse, and her presence greatly aided to alleviate suffering. During her sickness she was ready and willing to go, only waiting to hear the summons, “come ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” She leaves 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren to mourn her loss. “Now she has found perfect rest, her tired hands folded across her breast; and her poor, frail tenement of clay under the frost and snow is laid away; but the spirit has gone to its heavenly home, where old age, sickness and death never come.


FEILNER. Elvira M. Feilner, 79, formerly of Grafton, was born March 18, 1894 in Portland, MO. She was a member of Grafton Assembly of God church. Surviving are 1 daughter, 3 sons, 7 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral rites were held at Assembly of God church with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery.


FILE. Janet Kathryn File, 49, died March 24, 1990, at Alton Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a bookkeeper at Landmark Bank in Alton for 10 years, retiring in 1987. Born in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of Celia (Schmieder) Tonsor Groppel of Jerseyville and the late Joseph Tonsor. She married James A. File on October 24, 1959, in Fieldon, and he survives. Also surviving are her mother; 3 sons, Darel Joseph File and Eric Louis File, both of Alton, and Alan James File at home; 1 granddaughter; 1 brother, Joseph Tonsor of Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Marcella Schroeder, Lucille Hamblen and Edie Lou Garland, all of Jerseyville. 1 brother J. Robert Tonsor, preceded her in death. Visitation was from Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Godfrey, with rosary at 7:30 pm. The funeral mass was held at St. Ambrose Catholic church in Godfrey with Rev. Virgil Mank as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery, Fieldon. Memorials may be given to St. Ambrose church, Godfrey, Marquette high school, Alton, or masses.


FILLEGAR. Mrs Malinda Fillegar, 83, died Friday evening at the county farm where she had been an inmate for 2 years. Funeral held at the farm. Rev. Russell serving. Mrs. Fillegar, it is said, had been married 7 times.


FINCH. Lela R. Finch, 84, died December 27, 1991, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was a boxmaker for over 25 years at the Illinois Powder Co. in Grafton. Born March 8, 1907, in Newbern, she was a daughter of the late James W. & Nina (Lazier) Chappee. She married George L. Finch in 1932 in St. Charles, MO, and he died in 1941. Surviving are 3 daughters, Ruth Waters of Jerseyville, Jane Bradfisch of Grafton and Ginger Sanchez of Miami, AZ; 2 sons, George Finch of San Antonio, TX and Forrest Finch of Grafton; 16 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 12 g-g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dorothy Glatt of Jerseyville and Sarah Wallace of Bethalto; and 1 brother, Lester Chappee of Godfrey. 1 sister and 1 brother preceded her in death. Visitation and services were held at Grafton United Methodist church, Rev. Ray Long officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to her church or Greenwood Manor. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.


FINK. Mrs Adele M. fink, 67, of Elsah township, died in flames that destroyed her home across from Lockhaven Country Club early Wednesday am. Coroner Paul Schroeder who was called to the scene reported that flames prevented the rescue of the woman whose body was removed from the ruins when the fire was brought under control about 4 am. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville and was later transferred to the Staten Funeral Home in Alton. A jury was impaneled by the coroner and an inquest is pending. An unofficial report Wednesday am was to the effect that the home had been struck by lightning. Mrs. Fink’s screams for help were heard by Jerry Hogan who made an unsuccessful attempt to reach her through a rear bedroom window. Barking dogs awakened Paul Huber who resides nearby. Seeing the flames, Mr. Huber called the Elsah-Quarry fire department. The sheriff’s department and coroner Schroeder were also notified when it was learned that Mrs. Fink was still in the house. Funeral services were held at Staten Funeral Home with Fr. George Radosevich officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. Mrs. Fink was born in St. Charles, MO. Surviving are 1 son, Harold J. of Alton; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ray (Roberta) Jones of Alton and Bernice Breckweg of St. Charles; and 2 brothers, Ervin and Sylvester Breckweg of Alton.


FINK. Joseph Wayne Fink, 69, owner and operator of Fink’s Grocery Store, was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital on January 14. Final rites were held Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. L. E. Hutchins on of Jerseyville officiated at the services and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born June 3, 1902 in Jersey County he was the son of the late John & Lou (Ruyle) Fink. Surviving are his wife, Allie (Duck Worth) Fink; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Lanier of Perris, CA.


FINK. Eva myrtle Fink, 53 years, 3 months, 7 days, wife of J. Wayne Fink, Jerseyville grocer, died November 13, at her home on mulberry St., following an extended illness. Mrs. Fink was the daughter of the late Algie Willis, and Doly (Turner) Willis and was born in Madison County, ky, on August 6, 1899. Prior to her illness Mrs. Fink had assisted her husband in the operation of their grocery store. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter, Miss Eleanor Fink of Jerseyville; Her Mother, Mrs. Dollie Willis of Jerseyville; 5 sisters, Mrs. Amiel Krueger of Wood River, Miss Amy Willis of Chicago, Mrs. Harvey Croxford of Dow, Mrs. Lee Shanks, Jr., Jerseyville and Mrs. Raymond Roady of Germany; 2 brothers, R. C. Willis of Carrollton and Rayburn Willis of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held November 1 6, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Laverne Poole, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FINK. Albert Hardin Fink, 74, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary K. Bradshaw, on S. Lafayette St. While working in the hay mow on the farm of Mrs. Bert Ansel in the south part of town, (where he was employed) Mr. Fink slipped and fell from the loft. He was moved to the home of his sister. Although there were no broken bones, he suffered internal injuries. He leaves his sister, Mrs. Bradshaw and 1 brother, John F. Fink. Funeral from Baptist church with Rev. A. B. Carson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove.


FINKES. Lawrence F. Finkes Sr., 83, a retired farmer of R1 Dow. His death occurred at Greenwood Manor nursing home on February 14. Funeral mass was held at St. Michael church, Beltrees with father Joseph Dineen celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. Born February 18, 1897 in Jersey County, he was a son of Anthony & Susie (Weaver) Finkes. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, a former member of the Jersey Community Hospital Board of Directors and a former trustee of St. Michael’s church, Beltrees. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Trager) Finkes whom he married March 3, 1924; 2 sons, Lawrence Finkes Jr. of Gillespie and William Finkes Sr., of R1 Dow; 1 daughter, Mary Boucher, Grafton; 12 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren.


FINKES. Joseph Finkes, 84, of Dow, retired construction carpenter, died April 18, at St. John Cochran veterans hospital, St. Louis. He had been in failing health for several days. The funeral mass was celebrated Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic church with the Rev. Richard Niebruegge as celebrant. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. He was born in Elsah township, a son of the late Antone & Susanna (Weaver) Finkes. The WWI veteran was a charter member of Jerseyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4528. His survivors are his wife, Margaret (Fessler) Finkes whom he married April 10, 1929; 1 daughter, Marcella Lane of Dow, and 1 brother, Lawrence, also of Dow. A prayer service was read at Gent Funeral Home.


FINKES. Susie Finkes, 84, of Elsah township, widow of Anton Finkes, died January 20, at St. Anthony infirmary in Alton. She had been a diabetic since 1951 and a patient at the infirmary for the past 4 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Weaver and was born December 2, 1871 on a farm near Beltrees where she lived her entire life. He had been a lifelong member of St. Michael church, Beltrees where she was active in its organizations until ill health prevented her activities. Her husband, Antone, died December 9, 1947. Surviving are 2 sons, Joseph and Lawrence Finkes of Dow; 5 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren. Services were held January 23, at St. Michael church and burial was in the church cemetery.


FISCHER. Willard T. Fischer, 69, died December 10 at Garnet Chateau. He was born May 24, 1915, son of Philip Fischer. Rev. Harold Paul officiating at graveside services.


FISCHER. Thelma Irene fischer, 57, of Jerseyville, died Saturday at St. Luke hospital in St. Louis, where she had been taken after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Friday Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson conducted the service and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born in Otterville June 30, 1912 she was the daughter of Edward Varney & the late Claudia (Balcom) Varney. Surviving are her husband, Roy B. Fischer; 1 stepson, Dennis Fischer of Godfrey; her father; 1 sister, Mrs. Edna Richey, and 1brother, John E. Varney, both of Godfrey.


FISHER. Henry W. fisher, 76, was born in New Jersey on January 1, 1835. His father, C. B. Fisher, moved with the family to Jersey County in 1838. Before he began his large farming operations, he housed his family in the old Red House, securing a part of this from Mr. Harbert who occupied the place at the time. The father of the deceased was of the old “knickerbocker” stock that settled in New York and NJ, his great grandfather being a member of the Stamp Act Congress from NJ and a soldier in the Revolutionary War, participating in most of the battles in NJ. Henry, 1 of 5 children, received a splendid heritage in the strong moral character of his parents. No small part of his success as a financier came to him from his father. The mother that is so often the making of the man, was one of the pioneer women of this county. She died in 1871. Mr. Fisher married Mari Louisa (Rappleyea) Fisher on June 29, 1859 in New Brunswick, NJ and came west to Montgomery County where they resided for 7 years. They returned to Jersey County in 1867. She was of french descent and one of the heirs of the Anneka Jans Bogardus estate of New York city. Mr. & Mrs. Fisher belonged to sec Presbyterian church until it disbanded in 1883. She died July 17, 1904. 1 daughter, Clara E. Fisher, leaves 1 sister, Mrs. Hawley of Jerseyville. Funeral form the home with Rev. W. H. Jordan of Presbyterian church officiating assisted by re Dr. Hicks of the Baptist church. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


FISHER. Cornelius B. Fisher, 76, died recently. He was born in Sommerset County, NJ on June 4, 1809, and settled in Jersey County in June of 1838. He is believed to be the last of that number of pioneers who settled upon the old State Road between Kane and Delhi. He is from the “knickerbocker” stock that settled NY and NJ – his grandfather being a member of the “Stamp Act” Congress from NJ. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution, participating in most of the battles in NJ. Cornelius married Hannah (Mitchess) Fisher of Morristown, NJ in 1828 and 5 children were born to them before they moved to IL. One, Mrs. Van Syckel, died in 1875. Mrs. Fisher was one of the pioneer women of Jersey County and died in January 1871. In 1872, Mr. Fisher, married Susan (Chamberlain) Fisher of NJ. He was an extensive land holder in Jersey County. Funeral was from home.


FISHER. Michael Wesse Fisher, 74, of Jerseyville, died April 22 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Fr. William Hembrow officiated and burial was in Vlhalla Memorial Park. He was born in Milton on Aug. 10, 1902, a son of Oscar & Georgia (Cade) Fisher and had worked at Alton Box Board. Surviving are his widow, Lizzie L. (Johnston) Fisher; 1 son, Michael L. Fisher of Godfrey; 1 daughter, Mrs. Jack (Margaret) McMahan, Roanoke, IN; 2 grandchildren and 2 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Ignes (Mary) Novak of Carlinville.


FISHER. Maria Louisa Fisher, wife of Henry W. Fisher, died. She was born near New Brunswick, NJ the daughter of Cornelius & Sallie Maria Reppleyea. She married Henry W. Fisher June 29, 1859 by Rev. Samuel B. How of New Brunswick. Her mother died when quite young, her father lived to a good old age. In 1859 she came west with her husband and moved to Montgomery County in Illinois where they lived for 7 years. They returned to Jersey County in 1867. She was of french descent and one of the heirs of the Anneka Jans Bogardus estate in the city of New York. She leaves 1 brother, 1 daughter, Clara E. Fisher; and her husband Henry.Louis Fisher, of Paradise, died at his home in Alton. He had been a resident of Paradise since 1868, and 3 years ago left his farm and moved to Alton.


FISKE. Clinton W. Fiske, 27, died of flu at his home in Frankfort Heights, IL. Funeral was from the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. S. N. Fiske. Rev. J. C. Kenison officiated and burial was in IOOF cemetery. The Fiske family formerly lived in Jerseyville and moved to Frankfort a few years ago. He worked as an electrician in the mines there. He leaves his wife but no children.


FITCH. Marie Fitch, 80, died February 11 at her home on East Spruce St. in Jerseyville. She was born January 25, 1900 in Jersey County, a daughter of George & Laura (Mains) Wilson. Her husband was the late Charles Fitch. Her only survivors are 2 cousins. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


FITZGERALD. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 79, died at the home of her son James B. near Kane. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercy County, KY, December 27, 1803. She was one of 9 children, only 1 brother, Cleland Curry, surviving. Her husband, Jesse, died in 1855. She was the mother of 10 children, 6 of whom survive. 43 grandchildren and 20 g-grandchildren. Methodist church.


FITZGERALD. Thomas F. Fitzgerald, 84 years, 11 months, 10 days, died Monday at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. He was the brother of Mrs. John F. Bray of Jerseyville and the body was brought to her home. Funeral services were held from St. Francis church on Wednesday. Requiem high mass was celebrated with Rev. Fr. J. J. Clancy as celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


FITZGERALD. Sister Roberta Fitzgerald, osu, 92, of Laton died February 16, 1988 at the Ursuline convent in Alton after a brief illness. Born in Greenfield, she was the daughter of the late Thomas & Mary Jane (Grace) Fitzgerald. She entered the Ursuline convent in 1915, and professed her first vows in 1918. Her final vows were in 1921. She celebrated her silver jubilee in 1943, her gold in 1978 and her diamond in 1983. Sister Roberta taught school from 1918-76 in Collinsville, Jerseyville, Springfield, Mount Olive, Alton, Texarkana, TX, Wood River, Desoto, MO; St. Ambrose in Godfrey; and Marquette high school, St. Patrick’s and SS Peter & Paul, all of Alton. In 1967, she retired from teaching, but continued assisting teacher with record work at Marquette high, and also taught religion (ccd) at the convent until 1976. Nieces and nephews survive. Visitation was held at Ursuline convent with prayer service. A funeral mass was celebrated at the convent with Rev. David Schauer as celebrant. Burial was in St. Patrick, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to masses of the convent. Staten Funeral Home, Alton, handled arrangements.


FITZGERALD. Ellen lamira Fitzgerald, wife of Wesley F., late of this County, the 15th at Sturgeon, Boone County, MO, and was brought here and buried in the cemetery last Thursday. Funeral services took place at the depot, and were conducted by Rev. Daniel W. Phillips. Ellen was sister of Mrs. Charles Brooks.


FITZGERALD. Miss Katie Fitzgerald died at the home of Patrick Barron, 7 miles northwest of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Francis church. She had gone to the Barron home on a visit and became ill while there.


FITZGERALD. James Fitzgerald, 87, of Jerseyville died Monday at Jersey Community hospital. Requiem mass was celebrated Friday am at St. Francis church with Rev. Francis Lee celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery. A retired general laborer he was born January 14, 1884 in Jersey County the son of Michael & Catherine (Furlong) Fitzgerald. His is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Cathering Dennis of Utica, MI, nieces and nephews.


FITZGERALD. James C. Fitzgerald, 82, died at his home 4 miles southwest of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Francis church. He was one of the pioneer citizens of Jersey County, having lived here since 1849. He leaves 5 children: John E. and William of Jerseyville, Thomas of Greenfield, Mrs. John H. (Katherine) Maley of Upper Alton and Mrs. Mary Brown of Jerseyville. (Some confusion in 2 separate articles) 2nd article: James C. Fitzgerald married Mary Keefe, February 19, 1857. She died September 25, 1907. Father of 10 children; 3 preceded him in death; Mary, Michael and Mrs. Margaret Loges. Living are Thomas C., Mrs. Mary A. Brown, James William, Mrs. Katherine Maley (John E), Agnes, Mrs. Alice M. Walsh. Will of James was filed for probate. He bequeaths $200 to St. Francis church to be applied to indebtedness. To his granddaughter, Margaret Lucas, he gives $100 in cash and to daughter, Agness Fitzgerald, $1000 cash and personal property. Executor is instructed to sell 40 acres of land in Macoupin County and lots in Jerseyville to meet the bequests. All residue to Agnes. Some years earlier he made division of land among his children, Thomas Fitzgerald, a son, was executor.


FITZGERALD. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 103, Jerseyville’s oldest citizen, died Friday am at Villa Terrace Nursing Home, Alton. She was born January 25, 1868 in Alsace Lorraine, France the daughter of John & Marian (Bicard) Schreiber. Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Marion Spangle of Jerseyville; 2 sons, William A. Fitzgerald of Algona, IA, and Emmett A. Fitzgerald, St. Louis; 3 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 1 g-g-grandchild. 3 children and her husband, the late James William Fitzgerald, preceded her in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis church with Fr. Francis Lee celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


FITZGERALD. George W. Fitzgerald, 27, died October 19. He leaves his wife and 3 small children


FITZGERALD. John B. Fitzgerald, 75, died. Burial from St. Francis church Rev. Driscoll. He leaves 2 sons, Thomas and John; and 1 daughter, Mrs. Ed Fleming.


FITZGERALD. George W. Fitzgerald, stepson of Mr. Charles Milton, of Jerseyville in Texas. A dispatch was received from Texas on Monday by Mr. Milton and he left for there to return with the remains. Mr. Fitzgerald had gone to Texas in search of his the betterment of his health. Arrangements unknown until return of Mr. Milton. Mr. Fitzgerald was unmarried and a young man of strictest integrity and promise.


FITZGERALD. Richard Fitzgerald, pioneer resident of Jersey County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bray on Monday evening. Funeral by Fr. Lee.


FITZGERALD. Thomas Patrick Fitzgerald, 29, died at St. Joseph hospital, Alton on November 28. He had been shot accidentally in the hip while hunting with Wm. Moore on the Jerry Lahey farm east of town on November 18. Funeral from St. Francis church, Rev. J. J. Clancy, with burial in St. Francis cemetery. Leaves 1 brother, John Fitzgerald, who is in the army and now at Kalamazoo, MI, and was called to Alton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Michael Coleman and Mrs. Peter Bunse; his father; and 1 brother, James Fitzgerald.


FITZGERALD. Richard Fitzgerald, 72, died at his home in Jerseyville on June 15, 1907. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev. B. W. Lee officiating.


FITZGERALD. James William Fitzgerald, 58, died at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. Funeral at St. Francis church with Rev. J. J. Clancy celebrant. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Fitzgerald; 1 daughter, Mrs. Walter Spangle; 2 sons, Emmet A. of St. Louis and William of Algona, IA; 4 sisters, Mrs. J. H. Maley of Alton, Mrs. Agnes Englis of Moreland, KS, Mrs. Mary A. Brown and Mrs. Andrew Walsh of Jerseyville; and 1 brother Thomas of Greenfield.


FITZGIBBONS. Sargent Major Robert Fitzgibbons, 26 years, 8 months, 13 days, died January 29, 1919. He was a member of 123rd Artillery Div., and had with other members of his regiment, had gone to Marseilles, France, to bring some motor trucks to the camp near Luxembourg where they were staying. The truck in which were Sgt Maj Fitzgibbons and 2 other soldiers, was struck and killed by a train at a railroad crossing about 12 miles N. of Lyons, France he was killed instantly. His 2 companions were severely injured. The other trucks all had crossed the railroad tracks safely, in advance of the one in which Fitzgibbons was riding. Funeral services were held in France and the interment was in the city cemetery at Lyons, France, where a section was set apart for the American soldiers. The grave was visited by Louis Fitzgibbons, brother of the deceased, who was a member of the same regiment and he was at Luxembourg when his brother was killed. He leaves his wife, Lorena (Adams) Fitzgibbons she and 1 infant daughter survive. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fitzgibbons, Sr. formerly of Jerseyville and now of St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Lorena Fitzgibbons taught school in East St. Louis schools, prior to her marriage. The body of Sgt Fitzgibbons, arrived in St. Louis, from France on Sunday evening, having been sent from NY on Saturday. The body was taken to Cullinane Brother’s Undertaking Parlors, Messrs. Cullinane being cousins of the late Mrs. Thomas Fitzgibbons, mother of Robert. The funeral was held from there to St. Pius’ church on S. Grand Ave., Tuesday. Interment was in Calvary cemetery beside his mother, who died several months ago. Among those who went to St. Louis for the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. Otis Adams, Mrs. Olive Adams and son. Charles, Harry Schattgen; Mrs. Robert E. Woodbury; Miss Sarah Hill; and Mrs. H. W. Shafer, aunt of the deceased.


FITZGIBBONS. William Fitzgibons, 67, a farmer from the Delhi area, died May 24, 1950 at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. He had been in ill health for several years and a patient in hospital for 2 weeks. Services were held at St. Alphonsus church in Brighton on May 27. Interment was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. He was born in Godfrey, September 11, 1882, and spent his early life there. For the past 35 years, he has been a farmer. His wife, Margret Fitzgibbons, died in 1934. Surviving are 6 children, Edward, Elizabeth, Thomas, John and Fred, all of whom reside at home, and Joseph Fitzgibbons of Willette; 2 brothers, Thomas and Martin Fitzgibbons of near Delhi; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Novotny of Delhi and 1 grandchild.


FITZGIBBONS. Helen Fitzgibbons, 77, of Delhi died unexpectedly at her home, November 20. Funeral mass for Mrs. Fitzgibbons was celebrated November 22, at St. Alphonsus Catholic church in Brighton. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Kelly and Mrs. Harlod (Mary) Berghoff, both of Alton; 4 sons, William of Brighton, Frank and Leo of Jerseyville, and James of Huntington, WV; 25 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; and 1 sister, Mrs. Suzanna Veltjes of Godfrey. Her husband, Thomas Fitzgibbons, died in 1958.


FITZGIBBONS. Elizabeth A. Fitzgibbons, 57, died June 24, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton, following 3 years of failing health. The funeral mass was held at St. Alphonsus Catholic church, Brighton. Fr. William Maul was celebrant. She was born in Jersey County, she was a daughter of the late William & Margaret (Harrigan) Fitzgibbons. She is survived by 4 brothers, Edward and John Fitzgibbons of Jerseyville, Fred Fitzgibbons of Roxana and Joseph Fitzgibbons of Northfield. A prayer service was read Thursday evening at Gent Funeral Home, Alton. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Godfrey.


FITZGIBBONS. Miss Mary angela Fitzgibbons, died February 24, at St. Luke hospital, St. Louis. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated February 27, at St. Louis cathedral. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Miss Fitzgibbons was a daughter of the late Thomas & Jane (Flanigan) Fitzgibbons, an early family of Jersey County. She was reared in Jerseyville and educated in the local school system. For many years prior to her retirement, she was employed in the legal department of Mercantile Trust Co. in St. Louis. Surviving are 2 sisters, Miss Mildred Fitzgibbons of St. Louis with whom she made her home and Mrs. Gertrude T. Cook, and 1 brother, Louis Fitzgibbons. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were 3 brothers, Thomas J., Martin Leo, and Robert E. Fitzgibbons, and 2 sisters Mrs. Helen T. Ehlert and Mrs. Florence J. Bankson.


FITZGIBBONS. John Edward Fitzgibbons 30, of the Delhi vicinity died at Fort Staton, New Mexico of pneumonia. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. James Fitzgibbons. His father died many years ago at a railroad crossing near Delhi, the accident being caused by Mr. Fitzgibbons affliction of deafness. John Edward was a member of a contingent that left Jersey County for Camp Taylor about 1 year ago. He leaves his mother and 2 sisters, Mrs. B. J. McDonald and Miss Mary Fitzgibbons of Alton; 4 brothers, William, Martin, Thomas and Buddy who reside on the farm. Funeral from Catholic church at Brighton. Rev. Fr. Marion serving. – Oct. 17, 1918 – funeral could not be held at Brighton because of the outbreak of influenza at Brighton, which had closed all churches and other public places. Funeral held from family home with interment in Greenwood cemetery at Alton.


FITZGIBBONS. James Fitzgibbons, 73, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon at Goodman’s Crossing near the Diamond school house, by passenger train #34 of the C&A. When his sons John and Thomas, who were in a buggy, reached him 2-3 minutes later, life was extinct. The neck was nearly completely severed, both arms and jaw fractured and a deep gash was cut across the face. As far as we could learn the wife and 4 sons survive him. Coroner Dr. N. F. Bray was still conducting the inquest at the time we went to press and we could not wait for the verdict. Witnesses were examined yesterday am and the train crew yesterday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Cathedral in Alton. The coroner’s jury was composed of : Charles Austin, foreman, Francis Robb, Mike Greaney, Wm. Connors, Wm. Lahey and Leo Hall. We heard the testimonials of the engineer Archie Brown, fireman Arthur Strong and conductor E. B. Watson. The engineer and fireman stated that the whistle and bell were used in accordance with established rules, while the conductor was only positive about the bell, since he had been in the baggage car at the time of the accident.


FITZGIBBONS. John F. Fitzgibbons, 57, died August 5, 1987 at his residence after a long illness. He had served with the US Marines in Korea, and was a laborer at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1981. He was born in Delhi, son of the late William & Margaret (Harrigan) Fitzgibbons. On June 18, 1956, in Godfrey he married the former Betty Bock, and she survives. Also surviving, 2 daughters, Jackie Cox and Rhonda Fitzgibbons, both of Delhi; 3 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Fred Fitzgibbons of Roxanna and Edward Fitzgibbons of Jerseyville. Visitation was from Gent Funeral Home in Alton with rosary at 7 pm. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost church in Jerseyville, where Fitzgibbons was a member. Rev. William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Godfrey, with full military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be given to masses.


FITZJARRELL. Ebert D. Fitzjarrell, 29, a farmer from near Greenfield, died recently. He leaves his father, widow and 2 children. Funeral was held with Rev. W. R. Johnson of Greenfield officiating.


FITZPATRICK. James F. Fitzpatrick, 37, died at St. John hospital in Springfield, IL. Funeral from St. Francis church, Rev. J. J. Clancy celebrant. Burial in St. Francis cemetery.


FITZPATRICK. Miss Catherine Fitzpatrick, 70, died at her home on Goodrich St., Jerseyville on March 24. Funeral from St. Francis church, Rev. J. J. Clancy celebrant. Burial in St. Francis cemetery.


FITZPATRICK. Miss Della Fitzpatrick, 23, was buried from St. Francis church.


FITZPATRICK. Katie Fitzpatrick, 22, took her life at the home of Mrs. Josie Turner in East St. Louis. No apparent cause could be found. Her father is Patrick Fitzpatrick. Funeral from Holy Ghost church with Fr. Marks celebrant.


FITZPATRICK. Mrs Ann H. Fitzpatrick, 78, died at her home 6 miles southwest of town. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev. Fr. J. J. Clancy. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She leaves 2 sons, Thomas and John.


FITZPATRICK. Patrick Fitzpatrick, 81, died at his home on August 28. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev. J. J. Clancy with burial in St. Francis cemetery.

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