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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS OBITUARIES


Newton B. Lane

Newton B. Lane, 5047 Waterman, passed away Sunday, February 17, 1957.  Dear husband of Catherine Nickol Lane;  dear son of Mrs. Bessie Lane Hibbs, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin.    Services in Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd., Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.   Interment Mascoutah (Ill) City Cemetery, Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.
[Unknown St. Louis paper, Feb. 18, 1957; Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]


Flora A. Lanter
Mrs. Flora A. Lanter, nee Clementi, 58, St. Clair Township, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville. She was a seamstress for 10 years at the R. Fox Limited Pants Factory.
Surviving are her husband, Cletus F. Lanter, a farmer; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Cox, New Athens; three sons, Dennisand David Lanter, at home; and five sisters, mrs. Sam Barillaro, Collinsville; the Misses Josephine, Fern and MinnieClementi, all of Collinsville; and Virginia Clementi, Los Angeles, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 9:45 a.m. Monday from the George Benner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, to St. PeterCathedral for 10 a.m. services.  Burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeralhome after 7 p.m. Saturday.



Charles A. Lidisky

CHARLES LIDISKY Found Dead Here; Rites Saturday
CHARLES A. LIDISKY, 80, a retired coal miner, was found dead in the garage of his home, 5326 North Illinois Street, at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday by his sister, Mrs. MARY BELLER, 2921 West Main Street, and husband, CHARLES BELLER. Death was due to asphyxiation, according to Deputy Coroner Pete Gaerdner, who said Mr. LIDISKY had been dead for at least 12 hours. Doors and windows in the garage were closed and the motor of the car was running. Mr. and Mrs. BELLER said Mr. LIDISKY had been despondent because of the deaths of his wife and a brother. Mrs. Beller said she had talked by telephone to her brother on Tuesday and that he seemed to be moody. Mr. LIDISKY was born in Czechoslovakia on April 4, 1892, a son of the late WILLIAM and ROSALIE LIDISKY [nee VALTA/WALTA]. He married BELLE KADLEC in Belleville on June 16, 1918. She died February 7, 1967. Surviving are a brother, JOSEPH LIDISKY, 319 South Eighth Street; and six sisters, Mrs. CLARA BENESH, 418 East D Street; Mrs. ANNA SWACIL, 4812 Walter Street; Mrs. YARMILLA BATHA, 445 Avery Hill; Mrs. BELLER; Mrs. ANDREW KIRKWOOD, 1018 Caseyville Avenue; and Mrs. OTTO BOSSLER, 1913 Lebanon Avenue. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home to Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7: 00 p.m. today.
[Unnamed Newspaper from Belleville, Illinois; provided by relative Mildred Soukup Brosnick]


Rosalie Lidisky
Mrs. Lidisky Dies in Belleville; Aged 78 [she was 80 years old by birth records]
Mrs.Rosalie Lidisky, 78, died Wednesday (Jul 9, 1947) in St. Elizabeth's hospital, Belleville, three and a half hours after she had been admitted as a patient. Mrs. Lidisky suffered a heart ailment. She lived with her daughter Mrs. Mary Beller, 2109 East Main street, Belleville. Mrs Lidisky was born in Czechoslovakia and had lived in Belleville for more than 30 years. She leaves nine children Charles, of rural route 4, Belleville; Joseph,Belleville; William, rural route 2, Belleville; Mrs. Clara Benesh, Mrs. Anna Sivacil, Mrs. Juanita Batha, Mrs. Mary Beller, Mrs. Rose Kirkwood, and Mrs. Patricia Bossler, all of Belleville; one sister Mrs. Marie Koudelka, Bellewille; one brother Frank Valta, Grass Valley, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren. ----
[Obituary Notice from Unnamed Newspaper in Belleville, IL - provided by descendant Anna Rose "Dollie" Valta/Walta]

IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of our mother, Rosalie Lidisky who passed away 25 years ago, July 9, 1947. Though 25 years have passed away since that sad and mournful day. Your loving hearts will always linger, around the silent grave where you lay. If we had all the world to give, we'd give it yes and more to hear your sweet voice and see your smile. Or greet you at the door. We'll never forget our mother's love, it's in our hearts to stay. We know you are watching over us, and guarding us on our way. Sadly missed by her children and all who loved her."
[Source: Belleville, Illinois newspaper dated to abt. 1972. Saved by Anna Rose Walta, from the files of her mother Mrs. Julia Walta]


Otto H. Liebig, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman G. Liebig, died on Saturday evening at 10 o'clock, March 7th, 1891, at the age of one year, seven months and twenty days.  The child had been ill disposed for some time, but on Friday, February 27th, it accidentally fell into a small basin of boiling water and was severely scalded.  Death, however, was not caused by the wounds it received from the accident, but from a disease it had previously contracted.  The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the residence of the parents on East Mill street to the city cemetery, where interment was made.  Rev. F. Hempelmann, of the Ev. Prot. church, held the services... [Mascoutah Herald, 13 March 1891]


Mary Ellen Lindsey
Mary Ellen Lindsey, nee Fraley, 82 of Cahokia, Il. born Dec. 9, 1916 in Murphysboro, Ill.,died Sunday May 30 in Belleville, Ill. She was proceeded in death by her husband, William T. Lindsey; her parents, Henry and Ada,nee Henson Fraley; and three brothers, Carl, Tony and Jesse Fraley. Surviving are a daughter Janice (Larry) Simpson, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren all of Collinsville, Ill.
Visitation at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Il., Burial at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
[sub. by Jeana Gallagher]

Claude A. Lingle
Claude A. Lingle, 38 who had been suffering from diabetes and pneumonia, died at 4:35 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 516 Converse-av. He had been a resident of the city for 14 years and was employed until his illness at the East Side Packing Co. His birthplace was Union county, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence and the remains will be shipped the following morning to Dongola, Ill., where interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Brichler is in charge.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eunice Coleman Lingle; a daughter, Helen Lingle; two brothers, Henry E. Lingle of Lafayette, Ind., and William C. Lingle of this city, also a sister, Mrs. Mamie Mitchell of Jonesboro, Ill
E.ST.Louis Journal, Thursday Dec. 29, 1931 - Donated by Carol Brown.


Edna Lingle, nee BOWERS
Mrs. Edna Lingle, 79, of 221 Monticello Drive, Fairview Heights, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wednesday (Mar. 8 1972) at 2:30 p.m. She had been a patient since Jan. 30. A daughter of the late Curtis and Emma Bowers, nee Green, she was born at McLeansboro, Ill., on December, 18, 1892. She was the widow of William C. Lingle, a meat cutter, who died October 26, 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garnett m. Nicholson, Fairview Heights; a son, Uel E. Lingle, Caseyville; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lingle was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle, Belleville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from Kassly Colonial Mortuary, Fairview Heights, to Lake View Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Henry F. Redman, pastor of Full Gospel officiating.
[Belleville Paper, March 9.1972]



John E. Locklar
Jjohn e. Locklar 59, of 1331 Natalie Ave. East.St.Louis, died at 4:20 a.m. today at St. Mary's Hospital. He had suffered an apparent heart attack. Funeral arrangements are pending. Sedlack has charge.
A native of Shawneetown, IL, Mr. Locklar lived in East St. Louis for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife Mary, two sons Jack and William Locklar, a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook, all of East St.Louis, his mother Mrs. Mary Brown of Shawneetown, a brother Virgil Locklar of Wasco Calif, four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Granderson, Mrs.Thelma Schaad, and Mrs. Geraldine Ash, all of Evansville Ind, and Mrs. Marguerite Sheets of Shawneetown, and nine grandchildren...
[Evening Journal, November 25,1963 - Donated by Billie Trail]



Elmer T. Luscomb
In Memoriam:  In memory of our darling son, Elmer T. Luscomb, who passed away two years ago today, July 25.  Sadly missed by father, mother, brother and sisters. [East St. Louis Journal, July 24, 1923]


Bertha Lynch
Bertha Lynch died at her home in Fairmount City last night at the age of 42 years.  She was the wife of Dennis Lynch and the sister of Richard and Taylor Miller, Mrs. Henrietta Pines and Mrs. Ella Newfarm.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence to Mt. Hope cemetery. Kurrus has charge...E. St. Louis Journal, 8 March 1920


Charles C. Lynch
Charles C. Lynch, 62 of Cahokia died of cancer at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday March 24, 1960 at home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Maplewood Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Percy, Ill. Friends may call at the Kassly Funeral Home in E. St. Louis,  after 5 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Lynch was employed at the Mobil Co. 16 yrs. as an operator. He was born in Jackson County, IL and lived there until 16 yrs. ago. He was the son of the late Frank and Laura Stephens Lynch. He was a member of the Church, the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union Local 644 and the Woodmen of the World Camp 382. Survivors include his wife, Marie, daughter Helen Pearl Thurwalker, son Charles Lynch, Jr., brother Amos Lynch, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Calliott and Mrs. Dolly Knauer and five grandchildren.



Frank Lynch

SERVICES MONDAY FOR FRANK LYNCH
The body of Frank Lynch, 80, of Maplewood Park, will be taken from the Robins funeral home Monday morning, to the Baptist church in Willisville, IL, for funeral services and burial there that afternoon. Mr. Lynch, died Friday, June 25, at St. Mary's hospital where he had been a patient four days.

 A retired coal miner, he was born, 16 July 1867,in Poland, to Baron and Agnes Alex Lynch. He came to this county in 1890, first to Pennsylvania, then settling in Bradley Township, Jackson County, Illinois, where he married Laura Ann Stephens Carr, on 7 May, 1895. He was a member of the United Mine workers of America.  He is survived by two sons, Charles Lynch, Maplewood Park, and Amos Lynch, Centralia, two daughters, Mrs. L. T. (Dolly) Knauer and Mrs. P. W. (Ethel) Etzkorn, both of Belleville, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
[East St. Louis Journal, Sunday June 27, 1948]


Marie Lynch

Marie Lynch, nee Killion, 77, of Willisville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1976, at Centerville Hospital.
Mrs. Lynch was born in Sato, Jackson County, Illinois, on August 25, 1899, to James and Sarah Howe Killion. She was married on 3 March, 1917 in Murphysboro, to Charles Calvin Lynch, who preceeded her in death. She was an active member of the Missionary Baptist Church, in Willisville. She and her husband moved to Cahokia during WW II, but kept their house in Willisville, where Marie returned after his death. Survivors include a son, Charles Jr., and a daughter, Helen Pearl Thurwalker, both of St. Clair County, Illinois; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her greatly. Funeral services will be at 1 PM Monday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Willisville. Burial will be in family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, in Percy, Illinois.  
Friends may call after 1 PM today at the Braun Colonial Funeral Home, 3701 Falling Springs Rd., Cahokia.


John R. Lyons

CENTENNARIAN OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY DIES
John R. LYONS, Who Celebrated His Century Birthday Sep 14, Last, Passed Away Last Friday Evening.

John R. LYONS, whose one hundredth birthday The Plaindealer publishers helped to celebrate at his home in Marissa September 14, 1914, over 8 months ago, died at his home Friday evening, May 21, 1915. The Plaindealer gave an extended biography of its fifty years subscriber and friend on this occasion. For many years of his life he was acquainted with most of the Sparta people, and did trading here. He was brother of Mrs. MCGUIRE, mother of President E. B. MCGUIRE of the First National Bank.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the R. P. church, of which he had been a leading member for 60 years. The service was in charge of his pastor, Rev. Wm. PATTERSON, who preached the sermon, and was assisted by Rev. W. J. SMILEY, of Sparta, a friend for fifty years, Rev. DOUGLAS, of the U.P. church, and Rev. HEARN, of the M. E. church.

Accompanied by a photograph of himself and his only surviving child, W. M.K. LYONS, and his grandson and great grandson, in a group, he last April provided Lesalie's Weekly with the following sketch of his life written by himself, and the reader will find it very interesting and highly instructive:

"I will attempt to give a brief sketch of my career and narrate some of the many changes that have taken place during my life, which in some ways seems to be brief, even now. I was born in Winnsboro, S. C. on Sept.14, 1814, of Scotch Irish parents, who emigrated to America in 1805. Not finding conditions in South Carolina congenial, our family moved to Illinois in 1833. Illinois was at that time only 15 years old and very little of the land had been taken up by settlers. I settled in the southern part of St. Clair county in Marissa township and have livered there continuously in this locality for 81 years. My first dwelling was of logs and had no windows. As there were no cooking stoves then: the open fireplace was used for cooking and heating. St. Louis, Mo., at that time, was only a very small river town, and Chicago had very recently found a place on the map.

When I was a boy no steamboat had ever been seen on the Mississippi or any of the Western rivers. No steamship had ever crossed the ocean. The first railroad had not been built, and there were no faster means of transportation than the old stage coach. The lazy canal boat was the luxurious mode of travel in that day. The telegraph was an unheard of thing, and postage stamps and envelopes had not come into use nor were matches, lead pencils not steel pens in existence. I did not own or ride in a buggy until middle life.

"The one hundred years of my life certainly comprise the greatest century of progress the world has ever seen. The changes in farm life during the past seventy-five years have been marvelous. Our first wheat crops were harvested by hand, men doing the cutting with scythe, and cradle. The first power harvesting machine was introduced during the 1850 period and was a very crude affair. A few years later the McCormick reaper made its appearance, followed later by the McCormick self raking machine. In the 1870 period a binder attachment was perfected and the wheat harvesting business was in a large measure revolutionized. Our first wheat crops were thrashed by horses treading out same. Later horse power separators were introduces, which could turn out two or three hundred bushels a day, while now with a progressive steam thrashing outfit one thousand bushels is often thrashed in half a day.

"In January, 1843, I was married to Miss Mary MCKEE, of Randolph county, who proved to be a most valuable helpmate in every phase of pioneer life. Six children were born, all of whom have since died except one son, William McKee LYONS, a prominent business man of Marissa, ILL. The oldest son gave his life for his county in 1863, during the war between the states.

"I have always lived the simple life, always very regular in my habits-ate three square meals a day, drank no intoxicating liquor and never worked hard enough to break down my constitution. I was never a robust man, and many of my friends of early days predicted that I would not live to be half a hundred years old. They have all long since passed away, I believer the Lord has a purpose in prolong my life."

Miss Maggie E. LYONS became a member of decease's household twenty years ago, and by her thoughtful and kind attentions succeeded in assisting greatly in making the declining years of his life a time of happiness and contentment....donated by Pam Treme


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