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Mrs. Lucy Banker died at her home in Hamburg, IL, at 8 am, Nov. 14, 1918 of diabetes, at the age of 66 years, 7 months, 5 days. Funeral services were conducted by Elder John S. Wilson at 1 pm Nov. 15, and her remains laid to rest in the Indian Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Banker was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blackorby and was born near Paynesville, MO on April 9, 1852, and moved to Calhoun County in 1862 where she resided until her death. She was a sister to Mary Ann Southworth, Mrs. Sarah Kitson, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor and Grigsby and Henry Blackorby and a half-sister to Mrs. Centha Gray and Mrs. Lenda Crader all of whom have gone on before. 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Davis and Mrs. Martha Campbell and 1 brother, William Blackorby still survive her. On May 23, 1869, she was united in marriage to Samuel J. Merida and to this union was born 1 child, Arlettie who departed this life on April 18, 1871 at the age of 10 months. On March 19, 1905, she was united in marriage to Henry Banker, who still survives her. For many years she has been a member of the Church of Christ and was a member of the congregation at Hamburg at the time of her death. The death of Aunt Lucy, as she was familiarly known, is sadly deplored by her circle of friends. She has been a consistent Christian lady, whose loving sympathy reached far among the poor and needy, and whose tender hand was ever ready to aid those in distress. Her presence will be missed not only in the home circle where she was so beloved, but where ever she was known. Her sweet, unselfish disposition won the love of all. The glory and beauty of her home life are forever dimmed, but the memory of her many virtues will remain in the hearts of all.[Contributed by Kathy Robinson]

BARNES, Louis (Bud)
Calhoun Man Dies In Farm Mishap, Tractor Overturns on Louis Barnes, Kampsville - Louis (Bud) Barnes of the Fox Creek Community west of Kampsville, was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was caught beneath his over-turned tractor. He was plowing when the accident occurred. It is thought that he was watching the plows when one wheel of the tractor ran over a stump, causing it to overturn. Coroner Ellis Inman conducted an inquest Wednesday evening and the jury returned a verdict of death by accident. Barns was the son of the late Henry Barnes. He is survived by his wife, the former Mrs. Josephine Heimer, and a son and daughter by a former marriage.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, Friday, May 2, 1952 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

BARRICK, Charles
Hardin- Funeral services for Charles T. Barrick, 82, of near Hamburg, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Indian Creek Church of Christ. Burial will be ithe church cemetery. The body is at C.C. Hanks Funeral Home where friends may call. Mr. Barrick, who had resided in Calhoun County since his retirement in 1929 as a pattern maker, died unexpectedly Thursday at 10:50 p.m. He was born at Harrisburg, Pa., Jan 20, 1876, a son of the late George W. and Emmerine Tinker Barrick. He had resided in Peoria before moving to Calhoun County and had been affiliated there for 50 years with the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married Nov. 11, 1936, at Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Robbins, Garden City, Mich., Mrs. Laura Ward, Pekin; a son, James of Peoria; two brothers, John of Chicago, and Rudolph of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Anna Houlihan of Peoria; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 6 Sep. 1958, Sat. page 7 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

BARRY, Aloys
Aloys H. "Buck" Barry, 99, of Batchtown, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at VIP Manor in Wood River.
A WWII Army veteran, he left Calhoun in 1943 to fight with General MacArthur in the Pacific Theater, primarily in the Philippines, and he did not return until after the war was over in November 1945. After he returned from the war, he grew corn, apples and peaches, and raised cattle and hogs, for over 50 years on his farm north of Batchtown. Before the war, he also worked up and down the Illinois River for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and helped construct the Joe Page Bridge in Hardin.
His father, James, ran the boat landing, called Barry Landing, which is now the Jersey County Grain Company elevator in Hardin. At Barry Landing, his father shipped thousands of barrels of apples up and down the Illinois River, south to St. Louis and north to Peoria. His grandfather, Dr. Peter C. Barry, an Irish immigrant who, while on a steamboat from St Louis to Peoria where he intended to start a practice, was persuaded to stay in Hardin because Calhoun County needed a physician. Dr. Barry never made it to Peoria; he later served Calhoun County in the state legislature and founded the Calhoun Herald newspaper. Born May 29, 1909 in Hardin, he was the son of the late James and Anna Barry. He married Mildred Surgeon in Beardstown in 1937 and she died in 1997.
Surviving are three sons, Charles "Kent" Barry of Wood River, Richard "Kite" Barry of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael O. Barry of Rowlett, Texas; a sister, Genevieve Rogers of Springfield; five grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, William, and Jack and three sisters, Leola, Dorothy, and Maurine.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept 4, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral will be conducted Friday, Sept 5, at 10 a.m. at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin with Rev. Paul D. Frazier officiating. Burial will be in St Norbert Cemetery in Hardin with full military rites.
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Becker, Heinrich "Henry" C., Sr.
Saturday evening at 4:30 o'clock February 20, 1904, it pleased the Lord of Life and Death to call unto Himself in Heaven Henry Becker, Sr. of Batchtown. Relatives and friends were much distressed to hear of his death. His departure is a cause of bereavement not only to his family but to the entire community. His last illness was very protracted. More than two years ago Mr. Becker was stricken with a severe sickness from which he never recovered (unreadable) times; especially during the four weeks previous to his departure he was helpless but he bore all his suffering with Christian fortitude until death kindly ended his sufferings. During his entire sickness, he spoke composedly of his death and under continual prayer he committed his immortal soul into the hands of his Savior. At the age of 54 years, 1 month and 16 days he was finally liberated from the vale of misery. The deceased was born in Melan, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany on January 3, 1850. At the age of eight years with his parents, he crossed the ocean to America and located in St. Louis. After finishing a course in the German Parochial school at Carondelet, Mo., he was by the solemn rite of Confirmation received into Communion of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of which he remained a faithful member until death. In the year of 1870 he entered the Holy state of Matrimony with Anna Heineke with whom he was permitted to live in peaceful harmony until the hour of his departure. During his married life of 33 years he was blessed with ten children; four of these children at an early age preceded their father into the Heavenly mansion. The deceased was a brother of Herman Becker, the professional painter of Batchtown, Illinois. Mr. Becker had chosen in the prime of his life the occupation of a miller and millwright. Several years he served as miller in the St. George mill, St. Louis. Advancing in his occupation, he became chief miller of the mill known at that time as the "Old Star Mill" located on South Broadway Street, St. Louis, Mo., where he successfully labored for nine years. As professional millwright and machinist, the deceased was frequently summoned to build or remodel various mills in adjacent cities and districts. Under his auspices, mills were built and remodeled at Kane, Ill., Chester, Ill., Memphis, Tenn., Jefferson City, Mo., Brussels, Ill., Batchtown, Ill., etc. About sixteen years ago Mr. Becker's family came to Batchtown. He (unreadable) of the mill at Batchtown for several years. He was known as a loyal friend, a respectable citizen, a kind father, a good neighbor and an active member of the Lutheran Zion Church. His funeral took place Monday afternoon February 22, at 2 o'clock. The exercises at the residence were conducted by the pastor of the congregation, after which the body of the deceased was conveyed to the Lutheran church. Rev. J. Kavasch of Kampsville preached the German funeral sermon and Rev. L. Baumegaertner delivered the English funeral sermon to a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends. The interment took place at Gueck's Cemetery some few miles North of town, Rev. L. Baumegaertner officiating. The ways of the Almighty God are inscrutable and all that we can do is to bow in submission to the Divine will, being assured that chastenings of affliction are not sent in anger but are proof of a loving Father's care, for He causeth all things to work together for good to those who put their trust in Him. The relatives have the sincerest sympathy in their bereavement. The deceased leaves a sorrowing mother, Mrs. Anna Gubser, St. Louis; a brother, Herman Becker, Batchtown, Ill.; and three sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Gramaun, Marion County, Ill.; Mrs. Minnie Lanherand; Mrs. Yetta Rosner, St. Louis. The deceased leaves above all a grieved widow and six children: Clara, Henry, Gustave, Adolf, Martin and Emma to mourn his departure. They all mourn but not as those who have no hope.
"Father, thou art gone to rest, We will not weep for thee, For thou art now where often Thy spirit longed to be."
Source: (Unknown Calhoun County newspaper; February 1904)

Brussels- Funeral rites for Herman Behrens, 70, will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Father Joseph Enright will be celebrant of the Requiem High Mass. The body is at the H. R. Imming Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.
Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny - [Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, Tuesday, October 1, 1963 page 7]

BENSA, Ruby E.,- 56, of Grafton d. Jan. 20 at Barnes hospital, St. Louis following a 2 yr illness. She was born July 17, 1916 in Calhoun county where she attended school. Mrs Bensa was employed at Marquette state park lodge for 8 yrs until becoming ill. Visitation and services were held at Burke funeral home in Grafton. Rev Bob Kimber officiated and burial was in Hartford cem. Survivors are 4 dau, Mrs. Shirley Crider and Mrs. Carol Jockisch of Cottage Hills, Mrs. Beatrice Moore of Garland, TX, and Mrs. Geraldine Bartley of Buena Park, CA; 3 sons, Robert Bensa of Greenville, Gary Lee and David Allen Bensa of Grafton; 2 sis, Mrs. Ethel Novotny and Mrs. Ruth Staton, Grafton; 1 bro, Ross Desherlia, Grafton; and 13 grandchildren. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

BENTZ, Ruby E.
Mrs. Amanda Benz Rites Set Thursday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Amanda Bentz of Kampsville will be conducted Thursday at 2 PM in the Church of Nazarene, Summit Groves, Calhoun County, instead of today as was incorrectly listed in the announcement of the death. The body is at C.C. Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin, where friends may call at 2 PM today and until noon Thursday when the body will be moved to the church. Mrs. Benz, who died Monday in Wood River Township Hospital, is survived by six daughters, Mrs.Evadna Ball of Roxana: Mrs. Wilma Haycraft of Brighton: Mrs. Myrtle Sweetman, Jerseyville: Mrs. Eula Burress, Alton: Mrs. Mary Jane Moore, New Boston, Ohio, and Mrs. Wanda Roe, of Creve Coeur: three sons, Irwin of Quincy, California: Alva of Alton, and Dean of Brighton: 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 7 September 1960 Wednesday. Page 20 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny - Dec. 27, 2016]

BERRY, Marilda Ann (Lane), born 08-11-1875, Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 01-1970, buried Oak Grove. Marilda Ann Berry, 94, of Alton, formerly of Jerseyville, d. at St. Anthony hosp, Alton. Final rites were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Louis Purcell, pastor of First United Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cem. Born Nov. 8, 1875 at Batchtown, she was the dau of James & Hester (Reeves) Lane. She is survived by 1 son, J. Fred Berry; and 1 dau, Mrs Oran J. Fuller, both of Alton; 1 grandchild and 1 g-grandchild. Her husband, James L. Berry preceded her in death.
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BICK, Jerome J., born Meppen, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 04-1983, buried St. Joseph cemetery. Jerome J. Bick, 74, died Mon. at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Meppen, a son of the late John & Elizabeth (Tepen) Bick, he married Viola (Seidler) Bick, who died in 1946. Surviving are 2 sons, Dale of Jerseyville and William of Hardin; 6 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Elma Seidler of Hardin and Mary Young of Jerseyville; and 3 brothers, Clemmence, Leo and Lucas, all of Hardin. Visitation, rosary and services were held at Hanks funeral home with Rev. Louis Schlangen officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery at Meppen.
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BIEDERMAN, Lena, born 11-05-1854, Calhoun County, Illinois, buried Armstrong cemetery. Lena Biederman, 64, died at her home 6 1/2 miles west of Jerseyville. She was born in Calhoun county May 11, 1854. May 10, 1877 she married August Biedermann. They were parents of 8 children 4 sons & 4 daughters. Those living are Mrs. Henry Hand of Alton, Mrs. Fred Mowen near Kane, Otto of Fieldon, Henry, William and Miss Lucile, living at home. German Luthern church of Fieldon. Leaves 1 brother 6 children, 10 grandchildren. Funeral from home with Rev. F. O. Wilson officiating. Burial in Armstrong cemetery.
Submitted by Bonnie Sutton Hayers who says: I have the census records and marriage record of Lena Frank who married August Bidermann on 10 May 1877 in Calhoun County. Her parents were John Frank born about 1832 in Belgium and Sophine (Sophia) Daack born about 1830 in Hanover. Bonnie Sutton Hayes

BLACKORBY, Mecca (Degerllia), born14-07-1896, Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 06-1983, buried Indian. Mecca Blackorby, 86, of rural Hamburg a lifelong Calhoun county resident. She was born July 14, 1896 in Kampsville, daughter of Stephen & Lydia (Ferguson) Degerlia. Her husband, Slocum L. Blackorby, died Apr. 18, 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Vernita Kamp of rural Hamburg and 2 grandchildren, Lisa Ringhausen of Jerseyville and E. Mitchell Kamp of Quincy. 4 brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Indian Creek cemetery has been named as a memorial.
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BLACKORBY, SLOCUM L. 86, a retired farmer of rural Hamburg, near Pleasant Hill, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday (April 18, 1981) in Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born May 31, 1892, in Calhoun County, a son of Lewis E. and Sarah Jane Crader Blackorby. He married Mecca Degerlia March 26, 1916 in Hamburg. She survives. Mr. Blackorby was a life-long resident of Calhoun County and attended Gem City College in Quincy. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Vernita) Kamp of Hamburg and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ward-Lumis Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Joe Maynard. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery near Hamburg.
[Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]

BLACKWELL, Ida Mae (Ingersoll), Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 25-10-1987, buried Plummer cemetery. Ida Mae blackwell, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1987, at Jersey Community hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Hardin, daughter of the late Carl & Naomi (Deverger) Ingersoll. On Sept. 29, 1945, in Calhoun county, she married Ralph A. Blackwell. He survives. Also surviving, are 1 son, Keith Blackwell of Hardin; 1 daughter, Marian Czaia of OK; 4 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Norman Ingersoll of MN and Ralph Ingersoll of CA. Visitation and services were held at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Rev Loy Schlote officiated and burial was in Plummer cemetery, west of Hardin. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran church in Hardin or Calhoun ambulance service.
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BLAND, John Delbert, born 13-03-1910, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 31-03-1974, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. John Delbert Bland, 64, of Jerseyville, died March 31 at his home. A repairman at Laclede Steel company, Alton, he was born March 13, 1910 in Calhoun county a son of James & Catherine (Ringhausen) Bland. His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Sadie (Blackstone) Bland; 2 sons, Gary Bland of Godfrey and Roger Bruce Bland of St. Louis; 6 brothers, Albert and Walter of Eldred, Taft of Pekin, George and Lester of Kampsville and Ernest of Mosier; 2 sisters, Henrietta Gansz and Mrs. Carl Gansz, both of Kampsville; 2 grandchildren. Funeral rites were held Apr 3, from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery.
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BLASA, Karen (Waldheuser), born Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 21-11-1987, buried Cemetery Rosedale cemetery. Karen Blasa, 49, died Nov.21, 1987, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Kampsville, the daughter of Victor Waldheuser of Kampsville and the late Edna (Roberts) Waldheuser. On Nov.10, 1980, in Kampsville, she married David C. Blasa, and he survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Lisa Ann Williams of Fieldon; 1 son, Rodney W. Willman of Fieldon; 12 grandchildren; 2 brother, John Waldheuser of Hamburg and Robert Ealdheuser of Eldred; and 2 sisters, Carolyn Hagen of brussels and Dorothy Barnes of Loraine, IL. Visitation was held at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Services were held at St. John Lutheran church in Kampsville, Rev. Loy Scholte officiating. Burial was in Rosedale cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, St. Louis.
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BOOMER, Roy, born 24-10-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 15-12-1972, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Roy Boomer, 79, a retired farmer of Jerseyville, died Dec. 15 at the Calhoun Convalescent Care Home in Calhoun county. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Harry Frazer officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A WWI veteran, he was bon Oct. 24, 1893 in Jersey County a son of Daniel & Hannah Ann (Frazer) Boomer. He is survived by 5 daughter, Mrs. William (Ethel) Shults, Mrs. Joe (Inez) French and Mrs. Charles (Naomi) Webster, Jerseyville, Mrs. Edward (Violet) Phipps of Kane and Mrs. Charles (Eva) McIntyre of East Alton; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 sister, Mrs Inez Frazer and Mrs. Eva Rhoads of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mary Rice and Mrs Lottie Calender, both of Alton. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and 3 brothers. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and Worthey Post American Legion services were held at the cemetery.
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BOOTH, Edward J., born 10-11-1926, Kampsville, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 11-04-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Edward J. Booth, 55, of Jerseyville died Apr. 11 at Greenwood Manor nursing home. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev David McGuire. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born on 10, 1926 in Kampsville, a son of William H. &Freda (Mielke) Booth. His survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Scoggins) Booth whom he married May 12, 1962 in Kampsville; 1 son, Morris, at home; 3 daughter, Carolyn Short of Jerseyville, Eliazbeth and Tina Kay, both at home; 1 brother, Vincent of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Betsy Haneline of Alton, Mary Lou Johnson of Chester and Catherine Gill of Kane; his mother, Freda Booth and maternal grandmother, Anna Marie Barnes, all of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his father, 1 sister, Nancy and 1 brother, Bobby Joe. Memorials may be given to the Nazerene building fund.
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BOOTH, George A.
Carrollton, Dec. 6 --George A. Booth, 74, died at his home near here at 11 a.m. Saturday. The body has been taken to the residence from the Simpson funeral home and funeral rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Interdenominational Church by the Rev. H. W. Frazier. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery at Kampsville, Calhoun County, IL. Booth was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Booth. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Albert and Earl of Carrollton; four daugthers, Mrs. Estes Gray of Mozier, Mrs. Jake Henry of Rockport, Mrs. Dorothy Woodson and Mrs. Ora Handling of Carrollton.
[The Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Mon, Dec. 6, 1948, Page 5 - Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]

BOOTH, Homer L., born Calhoun County, Illinois, died 27-09-1988, buried Memorial Gardens. Homer L. Booth, Sr., 89, formerly of Greene County, died Sept. 27, 1988, at Jersey Community hospital. Born in Calhoun county, he was the son of the late John & Louisa (Bruns) Booth. On Dec. 21, 1918, he married Florence (Blatstone) Booth in Elsberry, MO. She died Dec. ?2, 1985. Surviving are 1 daughter, Bertha Funk of Jerseyville; 2 sons, Harold Booth of Wood River and Homer Booth Jr., Eldred; 23 grandchildren; 36 g-grandchildren; 6 g-great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mandy Freesemeyer of Waverly and Sophia Jones of Nebo. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Gerald and Lowell Booth; 2 brother, Roscoe and Chester Booth; and 1 sister Lester Goewey. Visitation and services ere held at Airsman-Hires funeral home, Carrollton. Rev Bill Baughman officiated, burial in Memorial Gardens cemetery, Eldred.
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BOOTH, Nancy C., born 19-03-1941, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 22-04-1981, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Nancy C. Booth, 40, of Jerseyville died Apr. 22, 1981 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO, after a lengthy illness. Born in Calhoun County, March 19, 1941, she was a daughter of William Harrison & Freda (Mielke) Booth and had formerly been a waitress. She is survived by her mother Freda and 1 daughter, Kimberly Cannon, Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Edward and Vincent Booth both of Jerseyville; 3 sister, Betsy Haneline, Alton, Mary Lou Johnson, Chester & Catherine Gill, Kane. Visitation, rosary and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev William Hembrow officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
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BOOTH, William P., born 07-07-1889, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 20-10-1977, buried Newbern cemetery. William P. Booth, 88, of Dow died Oct. 20, 1977 at Jersey Community hospital. Services and visitation were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Newbern cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born July 7, 1889 in Calhoun county, a son of Curtis W. & Nancy (Howland) Booth. His wife Bessie (Emerick) Booth and 2 sons preceded him in death. Survivors are 7 sons, Harison and Oscar of Virginia, Lowden of Lomita, CA, Curtis, Delhi, Luther, Torrence, CA, Jerry, Dow, Gary, Godfrey and 1 daughter, Mrs. Albert (Tillie) lane of Grafton; 38 grandchildren and great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Arthur of St. Louis and Beet of Nebo; 5 sisters, Mrs. Loraine Miller, St. Louis, Mrs. Ivy Wilkerson, Alton, Mrs. Rhoda Lammy, Jerseyville, Mrs. Arella Gordon, Hardin and Mrs. Clara Crader, Hamburg.
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BOWMAN, Wanda J. (Weaver), born 03-01-1928, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 21-09-1983, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Wanda J. Bowman, 55, of Jerseyville died Sept. 21, at Jersey Community hospital. She was a nurse's aide at Garnet s Chateau. She was born Jan. 3, 1928 in Calhoun county to the late Edward & Ava (Turpin) Weaver and married James L. Bowman on Apr. 5, 1947 in Jerseyville. She is survived by her husband; 1 son, Jim of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Ava Crull of Rosedale and Patricia Kallal of Jerseyville; 2 brothers, Howard Weaver of Grafton and Charles Weaver of Belleville; 2 sister, Velma Kroeschel of Jerseyville and Edna of South Roxana; 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Ronald Woodrum officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
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BRADLEY, Emma Louise (Nairn), born Calhoun County, Illinois, died 1984, buried Meyer cemetery. Emma Louise Bradley, 59, died at Springfield Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Calhoun county, daughter of the late John & Minnie (Dinkler) Nairn. She married Sidney Bradley who preceded her in death in 1955. Survivors include 4 sisters, Maxine Taulman of Hardin, Virginia Thibodaux of AZ, Doris Whitlock and Berneda Usery, both of Grafton; and 2 brothers, Charles Nairn of Shipman and Gerald Nairn of Grafton. Visitation was held at Hands funeral home in Brusssels. Services were conducted there with Rev. Joseh Simburger officiating. Burial was in Meyer Cemetery, in South Calhoun county.
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BRANGERBERG, Helen Imogen Helen I. Brangenberg, Kampsville, Dies Here. Two Month's Illness to 17 Years Old Girl in Sister's Home. Miss Helen Imogen Brangenberg, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brangenberg, Kampsville, died at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bess, 8 East drive, at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Miss Brangenberg came to Decatur last May and was ill for two months before her death. She was born June 13, 1919, in Kampsville and attended school there before coming to Decatur. She was a member of the Summit Grove Presbyterian church near Kampsville. Besides her parents, she leaves the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Leona Bess, Mrs Mabel Gansz, Leal, Carl and Michael, Jr., all of Kampsville, and Mrs. Norman Bess and Louis of Decatur. The body was taken to the Brintlinger & Sons funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Summit Grove Presbyterian church near Kampsville. Burial will be in the Kampsville cemetery.
[Decatur Daily Review 08 Nov 1936, Sun. page 3 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

BRANGERBERG, Rose Mrs. Hardin- Mrs. Rose Brangenberg, 71, wife of Mike Brangenberg of the Kampsville community, died in St. Louis Saturday evening. Her body was brought to the Hanks funeral home here and is now at the Brangenberg home where friends may call. Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Estill Bettis at the Summit grove presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. cst. Burial will be in Summit Grove cemetery. Mrs. Brangenberg has been in poor health for several months and had spent much of the time in a St. Louis hospital and at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Avery Draper, in St. Louis. She was the daughter of the late Taylor Bunch and had lived all her life in the home community. Last year she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, a son, and several grandchildren. Two sons and two daughters are deceased.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 29 May 1951, Tue. page 18 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

BREDEN, Mae (Kritz), born 04-10-1893, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 29-06-1981, buried St. Patrick cemetery. Mae Breden, 87, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Care Center, June 29, 1981. The funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost church with Father William Hembrow, pastor, and Father David Schmidt, a nephew of Mr & Mrs. Bill Breden of Florissant, MO as co-celebrants. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. Born Oct. 4, 1893 in Calhoun county, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas & Sarah (Kress) Kritz. Her husband, William F. Breden, died Oct. 20, 1964. The Bredens resided on a farm on R1 Grafton prior to moving to Jerseyville. She is survived by 1 daughter, Willene Kasten of Virden; 4 sons, Norman and Kenneth of Jerseyville, Bill of Florissant, MO and Ralph of Redondo Beach, CA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, oldest son, Harold, 1 brother, 3 sisters and 3 grandsons.
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BREDEN, Theo, born 1895, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 1914. Theo Breden, an employee of Brown Shoe County in St. Louis, succumbed of scarlet fever. The steamer Bald Eagle transferred the remains to Hardin where funeral was held at the catholic church. Decedent a son of Mr. & Mrs. D. Breden, born at Hardin and spent several years of his boyhood in Jerseyville. Several moths ago his parents moved to St louis. The Bredens are related to the Godar and Linkogle families of Jerseyville.
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BRIGGS, William. William Briggs died at home in Fieldon, Sunday, April 27, 1902, age 63 years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fieldon, Rev. I. D. Crawford officiating. He was born in Greene County and was the 15th of 16 children. William Briggs was a Lieutenant in Company E, 6th Mo. Inf volunteers. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery.Among one of the earliest ones to enlist for the service of his country, under the Union banners, at the breaking out of the Civil War. A company was formed composed of men from Greene, Jersey and Calhoun counties, but their services were not accepted by the government, as it was thought that no more assistance would be needed. They were determined to enter the service, and enlisted as a body in the 6th Missouri regiment, under Colonel Bland at St. Louis. They began service in Missouri and their first fighting was at Pilot Knob. From there they went up the Missouri River to Jefferson City, thence to Tipton, and were in the famous forced march of General Fremont from Tipton to Springfield.After finishing service there they went to Shiloh, and then to Corinth, which they captured. From there they went to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Chickasaw Bayou, where the regiment lost 85 men in ten minutes. Then to Arkansas Point, and settled down to the seige of Vicksburg, where our subject assisted in making the famous canal, while in charge of a fatigue squad. He was in the whole seige there and participated in the capture of the city. He was left in charge of the sick in his regiment for awhile and joined it later on at Camp Sherman on Black River. They came up the river to Memphis and marched to Chattanooga where they participated in the celebrated crossing of the river on pontoons, then went to Knoxville to relieve General Burnsides. They wintered in Bridgeport, Alabama, and in the spring of 1864, Mr. Briggs re-enlisted and came home on veteran furlough. After 60 days he joined Sherman at Dalton, Georgia, and from that point was with him on his world-renowned march to the sea, participating in all the engagements. His regiment went with Sherman up through the Carolinas to Washington, and participated in the last grand review of Sherman's army at the National Capitol. His regiment then went to Louisville, Kentucky thence to Little Rock, Arkansas where they were discharged, and afterwards were mustered out at St. Louis, Mo., only 30 men being left out of 110 who enlisted. Mr. Briggs was 1st Lieutenant of Co E, 6th regiment of Missouri, when mustered out. He had been orderly sergeant from the end of his first year's service until the time of his promotion. At the close of the war he came home, and in 1867 was married to Emily Dunham, daughter of Amos and Mary (Barr) Dunham. From Jerseyville Republican, May 1, 1902.
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BRINKMAN, August H., born 1909, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 02-02-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. August H. Brinkman, 73, of East Alton, formerly of Jerseyville, died at his residence. Born in Calhoun county, he was a son of the late August H & Laura (Simpson) Brinkman. He was an adjuster at Olin corporation where he retired in 1973 with 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Verna (Devous) Brinkman, whom he married Dec. 26, 1971; 2 sons, Robert M. Brinkman of Yorktown, VA and William L. Devous of East Alton; 1 daughter, Wilma Brinkman of Wood River; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 6 sisters, Emma Garrison, Hilda Franke and Musetta Siemer, all of Batchtown, Helen Billbuck of Brighton, Theresa Creech of Godfrey and Loraine Haynes of West Palm Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae (Kroeschel) Brinkman who died in 1968; and 1 son, Gene Brinkman. Masonic rites were conducted at Marks mortuary, Wood River by the Jerseyville Lodge No 394 AF & AM. services were held there also. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.
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BROWN, Arvella Iva (Waters), born 10-05-1912, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 21-03-1993. Arvella Iva (Waters) Brown, 80, died March 21, 1993, at Burien Terrace Nursing Center in Seattle. She was a member of Grafton Methodist church. Born in Calhoun county May 10, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Charlie & Ivy (Mcdonald) Waters. She married Bennett William Brown in Grafton, and he died March 10, 1988. Surviving are 2 sons, Gordon Brown of Oaklawn and Gary Brown of Chehalis, WA; 1 Daughter, Jennie Lee Souders of Belleville; 8 grandchilddren; and 17 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, 4 brothers and 1 sister. A memorial service was held Apr. 4 at St. Matthew United Methodist church, 1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville. Rev Robert Souders officiated. Memorials may be given to the church. Yarington funeral home of Seattle was in charge of arrangements.
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BROWN, Spaulding E., born 1849, died 13-06-1911, buried Hartford cemetery. Spaulding E Brown, 62, was born in Wheaton, Dupage County, IL and came to Jersey County with his parents and settled near Grafton. He prepared for school teaching and taught in Calhoun county, Fieldon, Rosedale and Grafton. During these years he studied for a veterinary surgeon and farming business. Feb. 2, 2873, he married Anna M. (Journey) Brown. They were parents of 11 children; 8 are deceased. He died at home near Hartford, June 13, 1911. He leaves his wife and 3 sons, William, Lemuel and Charles. 1 brother William of Rosedale; 1 sister, Mrs Mary Downward of Deleware. He had taken 2 orphan children to raise, Bennie Covery and John Williams. John was at the funeral and said "Mr. Brown was good to me when I was a kid." Funeral was at Hartford church. Rev Stephen Catt, an old friend, officiated. Masons were in charge of burial, which was in Hartford cemetery.
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BRUNAUGH, Opal (Neff), born 30-10-1902, Nebo, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 22-06-1973, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Opal Brunaugh, 70, died June 22 at her home. She was born in Nebo, Oct 30, 1902, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Neff. She is survived by her husband, Elmer C. Brunaugh; 3 sons, Elmer Jr., Woodburn, James of Piasa, and Freeman, Medora; 2 daughter, Mrs. Delores Gerdes of Brighton and Mrs. Carolyn Macdonald, Alton; 1 sister, Mrs. Mavis DeWitt of Venice; 28 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
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Funeral services for Gerald Victor Buchanan Sr., 81, of Frankford, Mo. were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Mo. with the Rev. Richard Epperson officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home. Mr. Buchanan died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at his home near Frankford.
He was born Nov. 11, 1921 in Hamburg, to Harry Elbie Buchanan and Freda Foster Buchanan. He married Edith Frances Boots May 20, 1942 at Bowling Green, Mo., and she survives. Others survivors include two sons, Gerald Victor Buchanan Jr. of Gazette, Mo. and Michael Ray Buchanan of Frankford; one sister, Marlin Martin (husband Paul) of Pleasant Hill; one aunt, Blanche Little of South Roxana; one uncle, Walter Carrol of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John Buchanan who died May 9, 2002 and a son who died in infancy; one grandson, Richard Buchanan who died in 1998; and two brothers, Harold and John Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan had been employed in the construction business for a number of years, working at Hercules Chemical Company in Louisiana and numerous other jobs. He was later employed by the Pike County Road District as a roadgrader operator for 17 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Salt River Christian Church near New London, Mo. He enjoyed visiting with friends, telling stories, wood­working, country music and most of all, his family. He was a loving and devoted husband and grandfather.
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Harry E. Buchanan, 69, of Nebo, died in Illini hospital in Pittsfield at 7:30, Wednesday, July 20 1964. Mr. Buchanan was born at Kampsville, June 5, 1897, a son of John W. and Lucinda Sands Buchanan. He was married to Frieda Foster at Belleview Sept. 24, 1919. He was a veteran of world war I, and a retired construction worker. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the American Legion Post at Nebo.
Funeral services were held in Church of Christ at Nebo Friday afternoon at 2 with Bro. Jesse Smith officiating. The Nebo American Legion Post conducted military services at the cemetery. Burial was in Nebo cemetery.
Surviving besides his widow are three sons, Gerald of Frankford, Mo., and Harold and John of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Marlin Martin of Pleasant Hill; 14 grand­children, and a great-grandchild.
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BUFFINGTON, Clinton G., born 22-05-1858, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1926, buried Litchfield cemetery. Dr Clinton G. Buffington, died at his home in Decatur. Mrs R B Tweedy, nNiece, received word on Mon. Funeral there and burial at Litchfield. He was born in Jerseyville May 22, 1858. In 1881 he graduated from St. Louis Medical College. He located at Fieldon and gradually extended his practice to include Jersey, Green and Calhoun countyies. 40 years ago he went to Litchfield to practice and later moved to Decatur. He was the last of a family of 7 children, decendents of Dr & Mrs. J. F. Buffington. He leaves his wife, 1 son, Ld Buffington of Yoakum, TX. Mrs Robert Newton of Jerseyville is also a cousin of the deceased.
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BULLIER, Aloys, died 1911. Aloys Bullier, Assistant Cashier of the Bank of Calhoun, was fataly injured in an auto accident Sun pm. Dr Stephen Flatt, Jos Schmieder, Aloys Bullier, and Ray Pinro, (Chauffeur), were returning from Deer Plain, where they had attended a Woodman's picnic. It was in the night and they met a team on a hill between Brussels and Hardin. In attempting to pass, the chauffeur lost control of his auto, and the machine started up a steep embankment and turned turtle. Flatt and Schmieder jumped, but Bullier and Pinro were caught under the machine. Bullier was crushed so badly that he died from the injuries Mon. afternoon. Dr Flatt sustained an injury to his leg and Schmieder on the head. Pinro received only slight injuries. Aloys Bullier was a bright young of exemplary character. He had been Assistant Cashier of the Bank of Calhoun since its organization. He is a step son of Capt M. A Kamp, of Kampsville, presisent of the bank. Mr Bullier leaves a wife and 1 child.
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BUNCH, Paul W. Kampsville- Paul W. Bunch, 70, of Kampsville, died Tuesday at the Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1900, in Calhoun County. Surviving are his widow, the former Gertrude Vetter; four daughters, Mrs. Elaine Brangenberg and Mrs. Darlene Housmann, both of Kampsville, Mrs. Elzada Siedler of Valmerya, Ill., and Mrs. Bonnie Towse of Altoa; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Pepper of Kampsville. The body will be at the C.C. Hanks Funeral HOme in Hardin, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kampsville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rondald Badger officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Grove Cemetery.
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BUNCH, Stella Mrs. Hardin- Mrs. Stella Bunch, 83. died at the McIntire Nursing Home in Kampsville Tuesday. She was the widow of the late John Bunch and was Stella Foiles before her marriage in 1889. A son, Paul, of Kampsville, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Pepper, of Champaign survive.
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BURGE, Daniel M. of Pleasant Hill, IL died in Illini Hospital at Pittsfield, IL, Sat., Feb. 5. He was admitted to the hospital January 6, where he was taken for treatment for injuries sustained when he was struck by an automobile driven by Burdette Barton of Pleasant Hill. He received a fracture of the right thigh just below the hip. Mr. Burge was about the middle of the streeet near the Nationwide Store, when the bumper of the car struck him. Walter Plattner, Pike County coroner, held an inquest Saturday, and after the jury heard the testimony of Lewis Roberts, H. B. Berry and Kermit McConnell, who witnessed the accident, returned a verdict that Mr. Burge "came to his death by being struck by an automobile driven by Burdette Barton, and accident being unavoidable. Daniel M. Burge, son of Daniel and Susan Burge, was born in Fulton County, IL, April 3, 1868, and passed away February 5, 1949, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 2 days. He came to Calhoun county, IL with his parents, at the age of 18 years. He was married to Melissa Adcox on February 21, 1889. They had spent their 60 years of their married life in Calhoun and Pike Counties with the exception of 14 years when they lived in Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Burge were the parents of 5 children, one son dying in infancy, and another son, Lannie died at the age of 22 years. Surviving are 2 sons, George of Hannibal, MO and Charles of Pleasant Hill, IL and 1 daughter, Mrs. Blanche Clendenny of Mozier, IL. Mr. Burge was a timber worker and followed tie making, using a broad ax to hew the logs to the specific dimensions. Later he turned his attention to farming and followed this occupation until he retired and moved to Pleasant Hill. He was converted and united with the Church of Christ at Farmer's Ridge, under the preaching of Eld. George Williams, over 50 years ago. Surviving are his widow, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Burge and a sister, Mrs. Martha Moore both of Oakdale, CA. Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill, Mon., Feb. 7, at 2 pm with Eld. Jesse Williams in charge. Burial was in Long Cemetery in Calhoun county.

BURGE, Jewell Eileen, 79, of Kampsville, IL, died Tues., Jan. 20, 1998 at Pittsfield Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and supervisor for Pleasant Hill Garment Factory for more than 20 years. She was a member of Hamburg Methodist Church. Born Oct. 17, 1918 in Hamburg, IL she was the daughter of the late Abbitt and Neva Alice Turpin Smith. She married Raymond L. Burge in October 1936 in St. Charles, MO and he died in June 1987. Surviving are 2 daughters, Deloris F. Walker of League City, TX and Joan L. Scranton of Aransas Pass, TX; 2 sons, Norman L. Burge and Charles R. Burge, both of Kampsville, IL; 3 brothers, Lewis Smith of Elsberry, MO, Glenn Smith of Pleasant Hill, IL and Spencer Smith of Rockport, IL; 3 sisters, Hallie Barnes and Doris Mae Fulmer, both of Hamburg, IL and Elizabeth Karrick of Hettic, IL; 10 grandsons; 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jimmy, Cleo, and Harold Smith; 2 sisters, Maxine Windy and Loretta Smith. Visitation was held Friday at Hanks Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral was conducted Fri, Jan. 23, 1998 at Hanks Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, IL with Rev. Paul D. Frazier officiating. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville, IL.
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BURGE, Lawrence E., 87, of Kampsville, IL, died Thurs., May 2, 1996, at Pittsfield Healthcare Center. He was a self employed mechanic and operated Burge's Garage near Kampsville, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Mozier Hollow Church of Christ. Born Dec. 22, 1908, in Kampsville, IL, he was a son of the late Frank and May Reed Burge. He married the former Mae Sevier March 31, 1946, in Jerseyville, IL, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Martha Mae Andrews of Jerseyville, IL; a son, Ronald E. Burge of California, a stepson, Edwin Kamp of Hamburg, IL; a sister Marie Hobbs of Kampsville, IL; 6 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Billie Burdett Burge, a brother and 2 sisters. Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 6,1996 at Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville with Ray Shup officiating.
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BURGE, Raymond L.
, 76, of Kampsville, IL, died at 2:55 am Tues., June 2, 1987, at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Burge was born in Calhoun County, IL and worked as a mechanic for 12 years before retiring. A son of the late Frank and Maggie Mae (Reed) Burge, he married the former Jewel Eileen Smith on Oct. 4, 1936, in St. Charles, MO. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Norman L. and Charles R. Burge, both of Kampsville; 2 daughters, Doloris Walker of Sun City, AZ, and Joan Scranton of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandsons; 4 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Burge of Kampsville, and a sister, Marie Hobbs of Kampsville. Burge was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother. Visitation was held Thurs. at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Services were conducted Fri., June 5, 1987 with the Rev. Loy Schlote officiating. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville.
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BURNS, Joseph Cecil, 74, of Pleasant Hill, IL died at 10:30 am Saturday, Nov. 27, 1971 in a doctor's office in Pleasant Hill. He was a laborer at Stark's Nursery. Mr. Burns was born in North Calhoun county, IL, Jan. 4, 1897, a son of Joseph and Sidney Hickerson Burns. In 1958 he married Mary Beasley Pickerel. She survives. Also surviving are 2 stepsons, Robert Roach and Elza Pickerel, both of Pleasant Hill, IL; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Max (Bessie) Goewey of Nebo, IL; 2 brothers, Floyd and James Burns of Pleasant Hill, and 9 stepchildren. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church at Mozier, IL, and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, Nov. 29 at Ward Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Frank Claybourne officiating. Burial was in the Poore Cemetery in Calhoun County.
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BURNS, Mrs. Mary A., 72, of Pittsfield, IL, a former Pleasant Hill, IL resident, died at 3 am Monday, Aug. 4, 1980 in Pittsfield Nursing Center. Mrs. Burns was born in Calhoun county, IL, March 6, 1908, a daughter of Robert and Emma Thomas Beasley. She married John Roach. She later married Elzy Pickerel. He preceded her in death. She married Joseph Burns July 15, 1958. He died Nov. 27, 1971. She was a member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Robert Roach of Pleasant Hill, IL; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ehret of Pleasant Hill, IL; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. A son and a grandson preceded her in death. Services were held at 10 am Wednesday in the Ward Lummis Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Frank Claybourne. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
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BUTTON, Della (Blackorby), born 04-08-1897, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 20-08-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Della Button, 76, of Alton died Aug. 20, at D'adrian nursing home. Funeral rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Aug. 4, 1897 in Calhoun county, a daughter of Elmer & Sara H (Crader) Blackorby. He husband, Henry Button is deceased. Her survivors are 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie V Plummer of Jerseyville and 2 brothers, Ollie Blackorby of Novinger, MO and Slocum Blackorby of Mosier. Her husband, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her in death.
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