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Sarah Rader
At three o'clock in the morning and after a long and painful illness, Sister Sarah Rader, a member of this church, died in the full assurance of faith and hope. She was baptised and received into the church on a --- of faith in Christ April 13th, 1851 and has maintained a pious walk, and christian character and was respected and beloved by all who knew her. She was born in Monroe County, Ill., on the 9th day of February 1809, and lived to the age of 46 years, 11 months. During her long illness she maintained an unshaken confidence in God, and firm reliance on the --- of Christ. She has left a bereaved husband, one of our deacons and seven children to mourn their loss. [Thursday, January 10th, 1856]


The remains of a daughter of Constant RAMLOT, of Valentine avenue, who died yesterday, were interred to-day in St. Peter's cemetery. [19 August 1892 - East St. Louis Journal]

William Reame
In Memory of our dear son and brother, William P. Reame, who departed this life three years ago, March 7, 1917. 

Louis Ricordon

Louis Ricordon, an aged and respected farmer of Cahokia, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness
[East St. Louis Journal, March 1890]

Irene Reissen

Irene Reissen, nee Henderson, 82, of Belleville, died Monday, January 22, 1990, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center in Belleville.
She and her husband, Ben, were owners of the former Ben Reissen Supermarket, 14th and Main Street, Belleville, for many years.
She was a member of St. Lune's Catholic Church and the original founder of The Parents Group for Retarded Children.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Barney and Ida, nee Hampton, Henderson; a brother, Hayes Henderson and a sister, Edna Schilling.
Surviving are her husband, Benjamin (Ben) J. Reissen of Belleville; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in law, Arthur and Area Reissen of Belleville and Lenore Henderson, of Belleville; a close niece and nephew, Connie (Bill) Broadhurst and John Schilling, all of Belleville; other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, from the George Renner and Sons Funeral Home in Belleville, to St. Lukes Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. mass with Father Eugene Neff officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville.
Friends may call after 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
A Vigal Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the George Renner and Sons Funeral Home in Belleville.
[BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT, Jan 24, 1990 - donated by ŠSandy Petri]

Rhodes (Child)
Coroner WOODS held an inquest on Tuesday upon the body of a little child of a family named RHODES, which died without medical attendance. The verdict was death from natural causes. [January 1887 - East St. Louis Gazette]

Mrs. William Richards
Mrs. Richards, wife of Wm. Richards, of the First ward, died on Wednesday night after a lingering illness. She leaves two children. [East St. Louis Journal, 26 Jan 1889]

Martha Jane Ridgle

in her 24th year, d. 6 Nov. in Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Ill., the wife of Rev. Vincent Ridgley of the Southern Illinois Conference. b. 18 Apr. 1830 in Indiana; to 111. when young with her parents. She m. 6 Sept. 1849. She the daughter of Rev. H.D. Bell. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1., 8 Dec., p. 195, sub. by K. Torp)

Thomas E. Robinson
Services for Thomas E. Robinson, born Nov. 4, 1874, passed away March 22, 1949, will be from the Finger Funeral Home, Marissa, Il.  Thursday, March 24, 1949 at 2 P.M.; Clergyman, Rev. James H. Scott; Interment, Marissa Cemetery [Unknown newspaper, c. March 1949 - Sub. by Kathryn Todd and Transcribed by Vicki Bryan]

Herbert A. Ruth
Herbert A. Ruth, 79, Summerfield, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville.  He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are his widow, the former Hazel Peters; a son, Harvey Ruth, Maryland Heights, Mo.; a duaghter, Mrs. Charles Niemeyer, Trenton; a brother, Arthur Ruth, Summerfield; a sister, Miss Ella Ruth, Marksville, La.; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wolfersberger-Meyer Funeral Home in Summerfield.  Burial will be in the Summerfield Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. tonight.
[unknown newspaper, unknown date]


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