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Charles Marvin Miller

Marvin Miller, died 12-02-1977. Services for Marvin Miller, 79, of Fieldon were held this afternoon, December 5, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Dorcie Hill. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. He died at 5:10 pm on December 2 a Jersey Community Hospital. A machinist in ammunition production, he was born may 14, 1898 in Missouri, a son of William and Emma Bunch Miller.

His survivors are his wife, the former Ruea Evans; four Sons, Earsie L. Miller of Fieldon, Dallas D., Carl D., and Ira W. Miller, all of Jerseyville; three daughters; Mrs. Floyd (Marie) McIntire, Grafton, Mrs. Leroy (Irene) Wells, Bloomington and Mrs. Steve (Margaret) Evancho, Jerseyville, 59 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. One brother, Clark Miller, Jerseyville and a sister, Lula Short of St. Louis. Two sons, Leo and Loya, preceded him in death. The family designates the heart fund as . . . rest if obit missing.

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Marvin Miller's wife - Ruea (Evans) Miller, 89, died at 3:20 am. today, November 13, 1987 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born in Missouri, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Brakefield) Evans. On September 19, 1917 she married C. Marvin Miller in Missouri. He died December 2, 1977.

Surviving are four sons, Earsie Miller of Fieldon, Dallas and Carl Miller, both of Delhi, and ira Miller of Jerseyville; three daughters Dolly McIntire and Margaret Evancho, both of Jerseyville, and Irene wells of Bloomington; 56 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carrie Wilkinson. Two sons preceded her in death, Leo and Loy Miller. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Saturday With services at 1 pm Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in Fieldon cemetery, and memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller had 9 children-Dollie Marie Miller, Earsie L. Miller, Dallas Delmar Miller, Carl D. "Ed" Miller, Ira W. "Bill" Miller, Leo Miller, Opal Irene Miller, Margaret Miller, and Loya Miller.

(1) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's daughter Dollie Marie Miller was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Enough, Mo., and died Feb. 1, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Madison County, IL. Her buried was at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton, Jersey County, IL. She married 1st Harold Wesley Griffin born Oct. 7, 1924 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL and died June 17, 2002 in Coupeville, Washington, and they had a daughter Virginia Griffin. She married 2nd Floyd A. McIntire on Aug. 2, 1944, in Jerseyville. He died Feb. 21, 1990. Floyd and Dollie Marie (Miller) McIntire had 12 children--Lloyd McIntire, Barbara McIntire, Joan McIntire, Pat McIntire, Sandy McIntire, Dollie McIntire, Pearl McIntire, Bessie McIntire, Raymond McIntire, Mary J. McIntire, Betty McIntire, and Jane McIntire.

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Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's daughter Dollie Marie (Miller) McIntire's obituary - Dollie Marie McIntire, 79, formerly of Jerseyville and Godfrey, died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family, after entering a peaceful rest. She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Enough, Mo., to Charles Marvin and Reau (Evans) Miller. She married Floyd A. McIntire on Aug. 2, 1944, in Jerseyville. He died Feb. 21, 1990. A loving and devoted wife and mother, she was homemaker and farmer and leaves behind many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will cherish her memory. Her legacy is her faith in God and devotion to her children.

Surviving are 12 children and their spouses, Lloyd and Denise McIntire of Jackson, Mich., Barbara and John Wiley of Godfrey, Joan McIntire of Albany, Mo., Pat and Joe VanWalleghen of O'Fallon, Mo., Sandy Compton of Alton, Dollie and John Klaas of Kane, Pearl and Terry Fester of Dow, Bessie Walker of Alton, Raymond and Kandy McIntire of Bethalto, Mary J. Johnson of Godfrey, Betty Finch of Wood River and Virginia and Paul Ward of Jerseyville; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren, with whom she played a vital role in their lives; a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Steve Evancho of Godfrey; and a brother, Dallas Delmar Miller of Delhi.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet; a stepdaughter, June Hayes; a son-in-law, George Johnson; two grandsons, Shannon and Darrell Johnson; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Opal Irene Wells; and five brothers, Carl "Eddie" Miller, Ira "Bill" Miller, Earsie Miller, Loya Miller and an infant. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Interment will be beside her husband of 45 years and infant daughter at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to a church of the donor's choice.

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(1a) (Note: Dollie Marie (Miller) McIntire's daughter Virginia (Griffin) Ward is a daughter from a previous marriage to Harold Griffin. Virginia (Griffin) Ward's father Harold Griffin was my late cousin. He was the son of Wesley and Anna (Westfall) Griffin. Anna (Westfall) Griffin was my father Walter Edward "Ed" Westfall's sister.)

Virginia's father Harold Wesley Griffin was born Oct. 7, 1924 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL and died June 17, 2002 in Coupeville, Washington. He married Wilma Irene Talley 7-21-1949 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. Wilma was born July 31, 1930 (died 3-4-91 age 60 of breast cancer), and they had 4 children-Ronald Griffin, David Griffin, Rosemary Griffin, and Mitchell Griffin.

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Virginia Griffin married Paul V. Ward May 28, 1960, in Pittsfield, IL. He was born March 3, 1941 in Jerseyville, IL, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Franz) Ward. Paul died April 16, 2010, at St. John's Mercy Health Care in St. Louis, MO. His burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Paul and Virginia (Griffin) Ward had 3 children-Martin Ward; Bonnie Ward who married Mark Helfer, the son Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Helfer; and Anna Ward who married R. Calvin Keaton.

Paul V. Ward's great grandparents on his mother's side were - William Charles and Mary Grace (Franklin) Franz. William Charles Franz was born 08 April 1840 in St. Louis, Missouri. William was the first of two children born to William Franz and Catherine (HAAS) Franz. William died in Grafton (Jersey County), Illinois on 25 January 1912, and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale (Jersey County), Illinois. Mary Grace (Franklin) Franz was born 10 June 1851 in Missouri. Mary Grace was one of four children born to George Franklin and Caroline (Wolff) Franklin. Mary Grace died in 1926 in Jersey County, Illinois and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale, (Jersey County), Illinois.

Paul V. Ward's grandparents on his mother's side were - Charles Philip and Martha Louise (Thurm) Franz. Charles Philip Franz was born 01 December 1872, in St. Louis, Missouri. Charles was the second of twelve children born to William Charles and Mary Grace (Franklin) Franz. Charles died in Alton (Madison County), Illinois on 15 April 1942, and was buried in Hartford Cemetery, Grafton (Jersey County), Illinois. Martha Louise (Thurm) Franz was born 18 May 1877, in Saxony, Germany. Martha was the first of five children born to Charles Victor and Louisa Agnes (Helling) Thurm. Martha died 18 September 1934, and was buried in Hartford Cemetery. Charles and Martha married 20 January 1898 in Jersey County, Illinois. They settled in Grafton, Illinois, known as "Williams Hollow," and farmed the land known as the "home place." Twelve children were born of their marriage. Victor and his wife Agnes Helling Thurm and their daughters were from Saxony area of Germany and came to the area about 1883. Their daughter Hattie was married to Oscar Dabbs and lived in later years on Rt 16 east of Jerseyville. Their daughter Martha was married to Charles Franz of Grafton and their farm is now part of the park. Victor and family are buried at Rosedale and Martha and Charles at Hartford Cemetery.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's obituary - Paul V. Ward, 69, died at 8:52 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at St. John's Mercy Health Care in St. Louis. He was born March 3, 1941, in Jerseyville, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Franz) Ward, now deceased. He married Virginia Griffin May 28, 1960, in Pittsfield, Ill. She survives. He retired in 1998 after 26 years as owner and operator of Wards Meat Processing in Jerseyville. He enjoyed fishing and boating and spending time with his family. He was a member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge No. 394 and past member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge No. 695, Jerseyville Eagles Lodge No. 2747 and Jerseyville Elks Lodge No. 594.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Martin, and Adrienne Ward of Belleville; daughters, Bonnie and Mark Helfer of Jerseyville and Anna and R. Calvin Keaton of St. Louis; grandchildren, Jacinda and Chad Custer, Peggy and Aaron West, Betsy and Paul Garrison, Kassandra Pickel, Noah Keaton and Owen Keaton; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Ward of Jerseyville, David and Pat Ward of Kingston Mines, Ill., and Hollis Ward of Dow. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Donald, Robert and Dale Ward. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, with Masonic funeral rites at 3:45 p.m. at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and visitation will continue from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Mark Myers will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to American Lung Research Foundation.

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(1aa) Paul and Virginia (Griffin) Ward's daughter Anna (Ward) Keaton's husband R. Calvin Keaton's father Larry Baron Keaton's obituary - Keaton, Larry Baron Age 70, of Park Forest died at 1:45 a.m. July 8, 2011 at his home in Park Forest. He was born on March 24th, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, the beloved son of Mary Elizabeth Keaton and R. Roy Keaton. Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War who lived most of his life in Park Forest. He traveled extensively in his work as a Field Service Engineer and after his retirement in 2001, he still enjoyed relaying stories of the exotic places he visited such as the Philippines and Israel. Larry also enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on cars. He spent most of his time since retirement building street rods and was extremely proud of his custom 1934 Ford 3-window coupe! Larry is survived by his son, Calvin Keaton, his daughter, April Keaton, his sister, Sherry Brennan, his daughter-in-law, Anna Keaton, his son-in-law, Greg Muchnik, as well as five wonderful grandchildren; Sydney Muchnik, Kassi Pickel, Ethan Muchnik, Noah Keaton, and Owen Keaton. Private services and burial with full military rights will be held in Weatherford Texas, handled by Whites Funeral Home.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's grandmother, and his mother Agnes (Franz) Ward Stathem's mother Martha Louise (Thurm) Franz's obituary - Funeral rites will be held Thursday afternoon, September 20, at two o'clock from the Hartford Methodist church for Mrs. Martha Louise Franz, 57, wife of Charles P. Franz, whose death occurred Tuesday morning, September 18, at six o'clock at her home near Grafton. Rev., Henry Heyer of Grafton will officiate and interment will be in the Hartford cemetery. Mrs. Franz's death occurred following an illness of only a few days. She was the daughter of Victor and Agnes Helling Thurm and was born at Saxon, Germany, on May 18, 1877. Besides her husband, Mrs. Franz is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Agnes Ward and Mrs. Lillie Grizzle of Jerseyville, Mrs. Freda Dabbs, Mrs. Flosie Highfill, Miss Zada Franz and Miss Pauline Franz of Godfrey, and Mrs. Lela Spillman of Alton; three sons, Leo, Wesley, and Ernest Franz of Grafton and one sister, Mrs. Oscar Dabbs of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's uncle, and his mother Agnes (Franz) Ward Stathem's brother Wesley Franz's obituary - Wesley Franz, 74, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Grafton, son of the late Charles & Martha (Thurm) Franz, he was a farmer and married Ella (Rull) Franz on August 27, 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Bernean Down of Brighton; 3 sons, Delbert Franz of Newport Richey, FL, Darrell Franz of Great Falls, MT and Kenneth Johnson of Rosewood Heights; 11 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; 5 Sisters, Agnes Stathem of Jerseyville, Lelia Spillman of Sarasota, Fl, Flossie Highfill of Grafton, Zada Bailey of Alton and Pauline Mourning of Kane; and 1 brother, Geo of Grafton. Visitation and services were conducted from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. William Hessler officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Hope Lutheran church, Jerseyville where he was a member.

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(1x) Wesley and Ellen (Phipps) Franz's son Darell E. Franz's obituary - Darell E. Franz, age 70, and passed away on May 25, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be at Schnider Funeral Home on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with private entombment to follow. A reception will be at Schnider Funeral Home following the service. Darell was born in Jerseyville, Illinois to Wesley and Ellen (Phipps) Franz on April 7, 1944 and was raised in Jerseyville, where he graduated from Jerseyville High School in 1962. He joined the Air Force and served from 1963-1967, which relocated him to Great Falls, MT. He married Gloria (Zuncich) Franz on July 17, 1965. Darell worked at H-O Machine Shop for 32 years before opening his own business, Franz Automotive Machine in 2000. Darell enjoyed fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling and most of all spending time at his machine shop. He is survived by his wife Gloria (Zuncich) Franz; his children, Raymond (Sharon) Franz of Great Falls, Rheann (John) Crowley of Spokane, WA, Rheshell (Shannon) McCaleb of Cheyenne, WY; and grandchildren James McCaleb of Stephensville, TX, and Brandon, Katie, and Cameron Crowley of Spokane, WA. Darell was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Franz; mother Ellen (Phipps) Franz; step-mother Ella Franz; brother Delbert Franz; and stepbrother Kenneth Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Peace Hospice, P.O. Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406-7008.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's uncle, and his mother Agnes (Franz) Ward Stathem's brother Ernest R. Franz's obituary - Ernest R. Franz, 58, of Alton died November 11, at Jewish hospital in St. Louis. Final rites were held at Curdie Heights Baptist church in Alton with interment in Upper Alton. A custodian in Alton school system, he was born June 23, 1915 in Grafton a son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Franz. Mr. Franz was a member of the Curdie Heights Baptist church of Alton, Masonic Lodge No. 1062, Wood River, Eastern Star No. 775, Alton, and Laborers Local 231, Pekin, and was a WWII veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Hill) Franz; 1 son, James E. Franz of Cottage Hills; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Leo of Grafton and Wesley of Kane; and 6 sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Pauline) Mourning, Kane, Mrs. Freda Dabbs, Alton, Mrs. Clarence (Lelia) Spillman, Sarasota, FL, Mrs. Agnes Statham and Mrs. Zada Bailey, Jerseyville and Mrs. Lloyd (Flossie) Highfill.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's uncle, and his mother Agnes (Franz) Ward Stathem's brother Leo Phillip Franz's obituary - Leo Phillip Franz, 82, of Grafton, died October 9 at St. Anthony hospital in Alton. He was born March 8, 1904, in Jersey County to the late Charles L& Martha (Thurm) Franz. He married Lucille I (Wallace) on November 2, 1929, in Jerseyville. He was a farmer. He was a member of Grafton Methodist church and Jersey County Farm Bureau. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Kenneth of New Hartford, MO, and Maruice of Greenfield; 4 Sisters, Lela Spillman of Sarasota, FL, Flossie Highfill, Grafton, Zada Bailey, Alton and Pauline Mourning, Kane; 4 grandchildren; and 7 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 children, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Visitation was October 12 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, and the funeral was - incomplete.

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(1x) Leo P. and Lucille I. (Wallace) Franz's son Kenneth Eugene Franz's obituery - NEW HARTFORD - Kenneth Eugene Franz, 84, of New Hartford passed away Friday, September 4, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born on September 17, 1930, in Grafton, Ill., the son of Leo P. and Lucille I. Wallace Franz. He married Dottie June Cates on August 6, 1952, in Grafton and she survives. Other surviving relatives include three daughters, Debbie (Olin) Hill of Jerseyville, Ill., Beth (Stan) Sidwell of Godfrey, Ill. and Martha (Rueben) Inofuentes of the State of California; and a son, Mark (Diane) Franz of New Hartford; fourteen grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Maurice (Judy) Franz of Greenfield, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister in infancy Anna Mae Franz. Kenneth grew up on the family farm in Grafton, Ill., continuing to farm along with working at the Grafton Boat Works Company and Alton Venture Store as a mechanic. He loved farming so he and Dottie moved to New Hartford in 1984 buying a farm where he could continue do to what he enjoyed. He attended the First Baptist Church in Grafton and also attended several of the rural Baptist churches in the New Hartford area. Pallbearers will be Brad Hill, Brenton Hill, Dereck Hill, Brandon Franz, Hayden Winters and Ben Sidwell. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Olin Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pike County Hospice.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's great grandmother, and his mother Agnes (Franz) Ward Stathem's grandmother Mary Grace (Franklin) Franz's obituary - Mary Grace Franz, 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. T. Roady, northeast of Fidelity. Born June 10, 1851 daughter of George & Caroline (Wolff) Franklin. Funeral from Rosedale church. Elder T. J. Roady with burial in Rosedale cemetery. She leaves 3 sons, Charles of Grafton, Wm. of Rosedale and Henry of Shidler, OK; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Soloman Roady of Fidelity and Mrs. Wm. Downs of Paradise.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's brother Charles Arthur Ward's obituary - Charles Arthur Ward, 88, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Liberty Village in Pittsfield. He was born in Jersey County on July 11, 1924, and was the son of the late Arthur Jonah and Agnes R. (Franz) Ward. Charles married the former Elizabeth Louise Mielke on Nov. 21, 1945, at the rectory of St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, and they shared 62 years together before her death on May 31, 2008. He began working for the City of Jerseyville after his marriage, and was employed there for seven years. He than began working for Calhoun County Construction of Springfield, Ill., and was the Superintendent for Road and Bridge Construction, retiring in 1984. After his retirement, he and his wife owned and operated "The Shoe Factory" in downtown Jerseyville, and later he began doing carpentry and construction under the canopy of Ward Enterprises. He was a 60-year volunteer for the City of Jerseyville Fire Department, and spent the majority of that time as Assistant Fire Chief. He was proud of his involvement with the department and cherished the many friendships that he made along the way.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Moore of Jerseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Denny and Debbie Ward of Jerseyville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Lisa Moore, Sheri and Richard Clanton, all of Jerseyville, Drs. Derrick and Audra Ward of Overland Park, Kan., Darci Ward of St. Charles, Mo., and Drew Ward of Jerseyville; six great-grandchildren, Josh Moore, Brett Moore, Brian Lewis, Megan Lewis, Katie Clanton and Barrett Ward; and two great-great-grandchildren, Adison Lewis and Brooklyn Mathews; and two brothers, David Ward of Kingston Mines and Hollis Ward of Dow. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a great-granddaughter, Ashley Moore; and four brothers, Donald, Dale, Paul and Robert Ward. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the City of Jerseyville Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's brother David Ward's obituary - KINGSTON MINES - David Ward, 83, of Kingston Mines passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at his residence. He was born March 8, 1933, in Jerseyville, IL, to Jonah A. and Agnes R. Franz Ward. He married Patricia K. Hardwick on June 12, 1993, and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Michael (Sue) Ward of Aurora, CO, and Shiona Ward of Aurora, CO; stepchildren, Deb Burns of Glasford, Pat (Roger) Clemens of Yates City, Mike (Connie) Hardwick of Manito and Mark Hardwick of East Peoria; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Hollis Ward of Dow. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dale, Robert, Charles, Don and Paul Ward. He volunteered for the USAF in 1951, and subsequently had an honorable retirement in 1971. He retired from American Standard as owner-operator of Dave Ward Trucking and life-time member owner-operator Independent Drivers Association. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, at the Kingston Mines Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin/Peoria, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com.

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Virginia (Griffin) Ward's husband Paul V. Ward's brother Hollis L. Ward's obituary - Hollis L. Ward, age 79, died at 11:28 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born November 12, 1937 in Jerseyville, the son of Arthur J. & Agnes R. (Franz) Ward. He married Margie M. Burch November 27, 1957 in Nebo, IL (She Died: Oct. 27, 2004). He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was retired November 30, 1996 as a Journeyman at the Laclede Steel Machine Shop. He was a member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge and Jerseyville Eagles Lodge. His survivors are: Children, Edward C. Ward of Bethalto, Lisa M. and Allen Vencill of Wasilla, Alaska, and Daniel R. Ward and Wife Cynthia Hughes of Brighton; Companion, Edna Melcher; 8 grandchildren, Ronald Ward, Brian Vencill, Brittany Ward, Sarah Vencill, Samuel Vencill, William Ward, Laura Vencill and John Vencill; and 1 great-grandchild, Isabella Hudson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brothers, Charles, Don, Dave, Dale, Paul & Robert Ward. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday June 28, 2017 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 29, 2017 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Haun officiating. His burial will be at Kane Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Memorials In Lieu of Flowers, the Knights of Columbus in Jerseyville.

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(1a) Floyd and Dollie (Miller) McIntire's daughter Dollie Josephine McIntire married John Carl Klaas, and they had these children--Matthew Paul Klaas, Jason Klaas, Jennifer (Klaas) Pritchett, Amanda Klaas, and Rebekah Jane (Klaas) Hausman.

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(1aa) John Carl & Dollie Josephine (McIntire) Klaas's son Matthew Paul Klaas's obituary - KANE- Matthew Paul Klaas, 29, left this world at 9:12 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016 and became the rock star that he always aspired to be, in God's Army. He came into this world on Aug. 25, 1987 in Jerseyville, IL., and was one of five children born to John Carl & Dollie Josephine (McIntire) Klaas. "Chewy" as he was know by many, graduated with the Class of 2006 at Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville. He had previously worked at Cargill Meat Processing in Beardstown, and had just recently returned from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., where he had worked passionately with those battling addicition. He recently began working at Alero Steel in St. Louis, where he was a forklift operator. Work was a necessity, but having a good time was a priority. Matthew was full of laughter and loved and lived life to the extreme. A daredevil by nature, there was nothing that he wouldn't try or a prank that he was afraid of pursuing. He was comfortable in the outdoors, where he enjoyed fishing, 4-wheeling and landscaping work. He most cherished times however were spent with his amazing son, Lucas and his dog, Moxie. Matt is survived by his son, Lucas Rex Klaas, and his mother, Kayla Jackson of Carrollton; his parents, John & Dollie Klaas of Kane; a brother & sister in law, Jason and Lora Klaas of Godfrey; three sisters and a brother in law, Jennifer Pritchett of Carrollton, Amanda Klaas of Jerseyville, and Rebekah Jane and Bill Housman of White Hall; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including many from his time spent in Florida. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Harold & Joan (Tebeau) Klaas , Floyd and Dollie (Miller) McIntire; and two uncles, Dennis Klaas and George Johnson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Open Door House of Praise in Jerseyville, with Rev. Martin Smay and Rev. Mary Johnson officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Kane Cemetery. For those wishing, memorials may given to the Klaas family in care of Crawford Funeral Home. Matthew is now set free from his past and God himself redeemed him to his own and is a new man, and all the old is gone and nothing but goodness awaits him in the kingdom of God.

(2) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son - Earsie L. Miller, 84, died at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Enoch, Mo., to Marvin C. and Ruea (Evans) Miller. He married Hazel M. (Seeman) Miller on Nov. 17, 1945, in Pocahontas, Ark. She died Jan. 24, 1985. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he was employed as a carpenter. He was a past member of the Laborers Union and the Jerseyville American Legion.

Surviving are five sons, Dennis Miller of Fieldon, Douglas L. Miller of Jerseyville, Earsie D. Miller of Hardin, Jeff Miller of Fieldon and Herb Miller of Missouri; three daughters, Betty Miller and Debra Wyhs, both of Raymond, Ill., and Melissa Hill of Chesterfield, Ill.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie McIntyre and Margaret Evancho, both of Godfrey; and two brothers, Dallas and Carl Miller, both of Delhi. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Forrest William Miller; three brothers, Ira and Loy Miller and an infant; and a sister, Irene Wells.

Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville, where services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Martha Horrell officiated. Burial was at Fieldon Cemetery, with military rites by the Jerseyville American Legion. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Earsie L. Miller's wife - Hazel M. (Seeman) Miller, died 01-24-1985. Services for Hazel M. Miller, 60, R. 1, Fieldon were conducted Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home by the Rev. Clyde Shaw with burial at Fieldon cemetery. She died at 6:30 pm January 24 at Christian hospital northeast. She was born March 2, 1924 in Greene County to the late Merle and Agnes Ontis Seeman. Surviving are her husband, Earsie whom she married November 17, 1945; sons, Dennis, Douglas, Earsie D., all of Jerseyville, Jeff and Herb of Fieldon; daughters, Betty Miller, Debbie Wyhs and Melissa K. Miller, Fieldon; a half sister, Katie Scherret, Flint, Michigan and 11 grandchildren.

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(1a) Earsie L. and Hazel M. (Seeman) Miller's son Douglas L. Miller's obituary - Douglas L. Miller, 64, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Jersey Community Hospital after years of struggling with emphysema. He was born in Rosedale on Aug. 17, 1947, one of 10 children born to the late Earsie L. and Hazel M. (Seeman) Miller. Douglas grew up in the Fieldon/Nutwood area, and enjoyed doing anything in the woods, especially if it involved hunting for ginseng or mushrooms. He had been employed for many years as a laborer in the construction business, as well as at Federal Steel in East Alton, and worked in maintenance at the Tri County Bowl in Jerseyville, until his health failed. He married the former Eva Darlene Kappler at the Healing Waters Temple in Jerseyville, and together they have shared nearly 42 years together. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Miller of Jerseyville; a daughter and son in law, Lisa and John Tomerlin of Jerseyville; his only granddaughter, who just so happened to be his "world," Kelsie Marie Tomerlin; four brothers, Dennis Miller of Kane, Jeff Miller of Fieldon, Earsie "Danny" Miller of Jerseyville and Herb Miller of Columbia, Mo.; and three sisters, Betty Miller of Jerseyville, Debra Wyhs of Fieldon and Melissa Hill of Carlinville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Forrest William Miller; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. Louis and Mary Kappler. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Graveside services will be conducted at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family of Douglas Miller for a memorial to be established later.

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Douglas L. Miller's wife Eva Darlene (Kappler) Miller's obituary - Eva Darlene Miller, 64, went to be home with the Lord at 11:10 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis County, Mo. She was born on Nov. 23, 1949 in Carrollton, IL. the daughter of the late Rev. Louis Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Robbins) Kappler. Darlene graduated in 1967 from Jersey Community High School, and was employed at Olin Corp. in East Alton and Updikes in Jerseyville for a short time, and has been employed for the past 18 years in the Accounting Department at Wal-Mart in Jerseyville. She married Douglas L. Miller on Sept. 4, 1970 at the Healing Waters Temple in Jerseyville, and they shared nearly 42 years before his death on July 9, 2012. Surviving are a daughter & son in law, Lisa & John Tomerlin of Jerseyville; a granddaughter, Kelsie Marie Tomerlin; a brother & sister in law, David & Omok Kappler of Jerseyville; five sisters & brothers in law, Edith & Jesse Lester, Esther & Robert Evans, Ruth Ann McClintock, Violet & William Clendenny all of Jerseyville, and Caroly & Kenneth Plummer of Rosedale; a brother in law, Rodney Ross of Carrollton; a sister in law, Ann Kappler of Pine Bluff, Ark.; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Pearl Ross; a brother, Robert L. Kappler; and a brother in law, Lloyd McClintock. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to her family in care of the funeral home.

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(2a) Earsie L. and Hazel M. (Seeman) Miller's son Dennis Miller married Lydia Karen Nash, and they had these children: Shara Denise Miller and Jamie Miller.

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(1aa) Dennis and Lydia Karen (Nash) Miller's daughter Shara Denise Miller's obituary - Shara Denise Miller, 35, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Jersey Community Hospital Emergency Room. She was born on June 26, 1980, in Jerseyville. She was a nurse's aide at United Methodist Village and Department of Rehabilitation. She was raised at The Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville and later attended First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Survivors include children, Arianna Miller, Jada Seay, Marcus Johnson and Joshell Miller all of Jerseyville; mother, Lydia Karen Nash-Miller of Jerseyville, father, Dennis Miller of Kane; brother, Jamie Miller of Carrollton and companion Danielle Hardwick; nephew, Therian Miller of Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Denver and Ruth Nash and Earsie and Hazel Miller. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial will be at Fieldon Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family in care of the funeral home. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(3) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son Dallas Delmar Miller's obituary - Dallas Delmar Miller, 76, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born in Washington County, Mo., on March 19, 1929, the son of the late Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller. He married the former Lily Mae Andrews on Oct. 26, 1951, in Hardin, and they shared nearly 50 years together before her death on March 2, 2001. As a young boy, his family moved to Jersey County, and he has been a resident there for his entire life. Shortly after his marriage, he served with the U.S. Army overseas during the Korean War, and after discharge, soon became employed with Olin Corporation, where he worked in shipping as well as a forklift operator for 31 years, before retiring in 1985. In his spare time, Delmar loved to be outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, or in his healthier days, being in the woods cutting timber.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Donald Duane Ferguson Sr. of New Delhi; three grandsons, Dallas Ferguson and his wife, Patches, Donald Duane Ferguson Jr. and Michael Andrew Ferguson, all of New Delhi; a great-granddaughter, Brittney Anne Ferguson; and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Steve Evancho of Godfrey. He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Pamela and Peggy; two sisters, Opal Irene Wells and Dollie McIntire; and five brothers, Carl Edward, Ira "Bill," Loy, Earsie, and an infant, Leo Miller. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, where the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military rites. Memorials may be given to the Rosedale Cemetery.

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(1a) Dallas Delmar and Lily Mae (Andrews) Miller's daughter Shirley (Miller) Ferguson's obituary - Shirley Ferguson, 52, of Jersyville, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care Center in Jerseyville. Shirley was born on Oct. 7, 1959, the only child of the late Dallas Delmar and Lily Mae (Andrews) Miller. She Married Donald Duane Ferguson Sr. on Nov. 21, 1978, in Delhi, and they shared nearly 33 years of marriage before his death on July 30, 2012. Surviving are her three sons and a daughter-in-law, Dallas and Patches Ferguson of Jerseyville, Donald Duane Ferguson Jr. and Michael Andrew Ferguson, both of Delhi; two granddaughters, Brittany and Clarissa; her father-in-law, Donald Ferguson of Jerseyville; and her sister-in-law, Debra Rutkowski of Pontoon Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two infant sisters, Pamela and Peggy Miller. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1at the Rosedale Cemetary in Rosedale with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of the arrangements.

(4) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son - Carl Dale Edward "Ed" Miller, 67, died unexpectedly at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at his home after several weeks of failing health. He was born April 8, 1936, in Sullivan, Mo., one of nine children of Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller. The U.S. Army veteran was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for many years working for several companies, driving throughout the country. However, when the opportunity presented itself, he began a truly enjoyable experience working alongside his daughter and son-in-law at Len's Towing, where he continued to assist until recently. He married the former Gail L. Gray on Oct. 25, 1958, in Elsah. She survives.

Also surviving are four children and their spouses, Carla and Robert Lindley Jr. of Bethalto and David and Janet Miller, Sue and Bob Stilts and Stacey and Steve Wock, all of Jerseyville; as the founder of the "Grandpa Club", seven grandchildren, Heather and Megan Miller, Bradley, Brandon and Kaitlyn Wock and Matthew and Ryan Lindley; a brother, Dallas Miller of Delhi; and two sisters, Marie McIntyre of O'Fallon, Mo., and Margaret Evancho of Godfrey. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene Wells; and four brothers, Ira "Bill," Loya and Earsie Miller and an infant.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Chapel) in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. John Gibson will officiate. He will be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with military honors provided by the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and VFW Post 4528. Memorials may be given to the Victory Baptist Church in Jerseyville, where he was a member, or to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed and always remembered.

(5) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son Ira William "Bill" Miller was born 24 March 1942 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died 31 August 1998. His burial was in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois. He married Lena Hetzel, daughter of Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel. Children of Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller were-Robert Miller, Linda (Miller) Kraushaar, and Ruth (Miller) Farris. Ira William "Bill" Miller's wife Lena (Hetzel) Miller married 2nd Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr. Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. He died July 6, 2016.

(Note: Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller's daughter Linda Miller married Charles Kraushaar, son of my 1st cousin Clifford Kraushaar, the son of my uncle Raymond Kraushaar, my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's brother.)

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Ira William "Bill" Miller's wife Lena (Hetzel) Miller Ramsay's 2nd husband Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr.'s obituary - OTTERVILLE- Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr., 79, died suddenly at 7:06 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Pine Valley, Ok., on Feb. 22, 1937, the son of the late Ona R. and Evelyn (Upchurch) Ramsay Sr. After the death of his father at a very young age, his mother remarried Almarsten Tracy Hale, who also preceded Onie in death. He graduated in 1955 from MarVista High School in Imperial Beach, Ca., and while residing in California, he had worked as a service manager/shop manager at Scott Machinery as well as a John Deere dealership both in San Diego. He and his wife, Shirley, moved out of California in 1990, and located in the small community of Otterville. He soon began employment as a mechanic and shop foreman for Bob Cunningham Waste Disposal of Medora, and provided the residents of Otterville a pleasant little grocery store known as F.O.G.S. (Friendly Otterville Grocery Store) for numerous years. He married the former Shirley Ann Cason on Sept. 12, 1965 in Winter Haven, Ca., and were just shy of 10 days of celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, prior to her death on Sept. 2, 2011. He then married Lena (Hetzel) Miller on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lena Miller Ramsay of Otterville; two daughters and a son in law, Frances & Greg Cross of Godfrey and Virginia Manson, and her companion, Jeff of Inola, Ok.; a son & daughter in law, Ona "Bud" & Andrea Ramsay of Carrollton; a daughter in law, Tammy Ramsay of Louisiana; three step children & their spouses, Robert & Darlene Miller of Granite City, Linda & Charles Kraushaar of Otterville, Ruth & Roy Farris of Grafton; 15 Grandchildren; 9 Step Grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Alvus Ramsay of Jacksonville, Al, and Larry Ray Ramsay of Cairo, Mi.; four sisters, Verma Ann Hailey of Golden, Co., Norma Kay Butler of North Dartmouth, Ma., Connie Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Tx., and Cynthia of New Mexico. In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by his son, Clyde R. Ramsay; four brothers, Armond, Donald , Charles & William Ramsay; and four sisters, Gwenda, Brenda, Peggy, and Sandra. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Fieldon Baptist Church in Fieldon, IL., with Pastor Bo Schultz officiating. Burial will take place in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

(6) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son Leo Miller died in infancy.

(7) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's daughter Opal Irene Miller married Leroy Wells. She is deceased. They lived in Bloomington, IL.

(8) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's daughter Margaret Ruth Miller was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, and died May 29, 2013 in Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois. She married Steven Edward Evancho (1934 - 2009) on Jan. 17, 1959 in Jerseyville, and they shared 50 years together before his death on Dec. 16, 2009. They are both buried in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Children of Steve and Margaret Ruth (Miller) Evancho were-Steve Evancho, Rhonda Evancho Wieneke, Donna Evancho Richie, Trish Evancho, and Jesse Evancho.

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Margaret Ruth (Miller) Evancho's obituary - Margaret Ruth Evancho, 73, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 11:50 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her residence after a brief battle with lymphoma. She was born in Jersey County on Aug. 3, 1939, and was the last surviving child born to the late Charles Marvin & Ruea (Evans) Miller. Margaret was a proud graduate of Jersey Community High School, and was a member of the Class of 1957. A year and half later, she married Steven Edward Evancho on Jan. 17, 1959 in Jerseyville, and they shared 50 years together before his death on Dec. 16, 2009. Surviving are her five children & their spouses, Steve Evancho of Godfrey, Rhonda & Fred Wieneke of Jerseyville, Donna & Chuck Richie of Alton, Trish Evancho of Jerseyville, and Jesse & Alexis of Alton; 12 Grandchildren, Tara, Stephanie, Dawn, Ellen, Chuck II, Julianna, Katelin, Jacob, Sam, Jenna, Jace and Cade; and three great grandchildren. In addition to her own five children, Margaret lovingly accepted the responsibility, along with the joys, of raising the six Zibrida children after the death of their parents. She is also survived by three sisters in law, Gail Miller Carr of Jerseyville, Lena Miller Ramsay and Madge Miller Murrell both of Otterville, along with a special niece, Mary Jane Johnson of Godfrey, and a special "son', David Guntren of Bloomsdale, Mo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Ira "Bill" Miller, Carl "Ed" Miller, Delmar Dallas Miller, Loy Miller, Earsie Miller, and an infant brother, Leo Miller; and two sisters, Marie McIntyre and Irene Wells. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.

(9) Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller's son Loya Miller. Died 00-03-1970. The death of Loya Miller, 48, of Frankfort, Missouri, in a crawler tractor accident Friday morning on the farm of Becker brothers in English township was the second tragic event to occur in the Miller family within a few days time. Miller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Miller of Fieldon are the great grandparents of Shannon Lee and Darrell Edward, 3 and 1 year old sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Jerseyville, who lost their lives in the destruction by fire of the family home on February 23. Miller, father of twelve, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jersey Community hospital at ten fifty-five o'clock am. The Missouri man, formerly of Jersey County, had been operating a crawler tractor pushing a tree out of a ditch. According to reports, a limb of the tree struck Miller inflicting fatal injuries. An inquest will be held later by coroner Rodney Jacoby.

Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Chapel where services were conducted at one-thirty o'clock Monday afternoon by Rev. Dorcie Hill. Burial was in the Fieldon cemetery. Mr. Miller was born in Missouri, may 31, 1921, and was a carpenter by trade. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madge B. Ridenour Miller; six sons, Marvin, Edward, Mark, and Paul Miller of Frankfort, Charles Miller of Louisiana, Missouri and Elmer Miller of Darby, Montana; six daughters; Mrs. Darrell Krauss of O'fallon, Missouri. - rest of obit missing (continued on page 3a in paper).

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(1a) Loya and Madge (Ridenour) Miller's som Elmer O. Miller's obituary - Elmer O. Miller, 59, passed away at 8:54 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 4, 1953, in Alton, the son of the late Loya Miller and Madge Ridenour. She survives. Elmer married Julie (Lane) on March 21, 2009, in Wood River, and she survives. He was a member of the Bushpilots (BPM/C) in Alton; he also enjoyed motorcycles, sports baseball, football and NASCAR racing. He was a retired member and current VP of the Bushpilots Motorcycle Club. Elmer is survived by seven children, Lisa Miller of Wood River, Justin Fulcher of Alton, Michael Miller, Kelly Miller of Wood River, Jennifer Brown of Alton, Tiffany Reynolds of Dow and Kara Gaskill of Alton. He has eleven grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by many family members and friends, who loved and will miss him dearly. Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the BPM/C, 1001 Union Street, Alton, Ill. A memorial run will start at noon, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Bushpilots M/C down the river road. Memorials may be directed to the Elmer O. Miller family for expenses. Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

Giuseppe Albani

Giuseppe Albani was born abt 1857 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy. He married Giuseppa Amato.He was a son of Giovanni Albani. His mother's name is unknown. He immigrated from Napoli, Italy to New York City, New York April 18, 1911 at age 54. His residence as of the 1911 census was Alia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani had these children-Salvatore (Samuel) Albani (1879–1911); Giovanni (John) Albani (Alben) (1883–1947); Gaetana Albani (1890–1982); Carmelo Albani (1893– ? ); Paolo (Paul) Albani (Alben) (1896– ? ).

Giovanni (John) Albani (Alben) (1883–1947)

Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani's son Giovanni (John) Albani (Alben) was born 25 September 1883 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy. He died 17 Feb 1947 in Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois, age 63. He married Concetta Lucia (Lucy) Virga July 11, 1908, in Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy. She was born 15 August 1885 in Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy, and died 1 May 1941 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. John Alben (Giovanni Albani) immigrated to America and settled in the Alton, IL area in 1910 and his wife in 1911. John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben had 10 children-Joseph V. Alben, Samuel John Alben, Angelo Thomas Alben, Josephine Elizabeth Alben, Joan Rose Alben, Paul Alben, Carl Alben, Anthony Alben, Anne Alben, and Giuseppe Albani.

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The obituary of John Alben (Giovanni Albani) - John Alben Dies, Feb. 17, 1947 - Rites Saturday - John Alben, 63, of 1120 Adams, Godfrey died at 1:05 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. He had been in St, Mary's Hospital in St. Louis previously, and had undergone a serious operation there three weeks ago. He; was brought to his home in Alton last Saturday, and Monday when complications developed he was taken to the Alton hospital. Born in Monte Rosso, Sicily, Sept. 25, 1884, Alben resided there until about 38 years ago when he came to the United States and to Alton. Before his retirement he had been employed at Laclede Steel. His wife, Mrs. Lucy Alben, died in 1941. Surviving are six sons, Joseph, Angelo, Sam, Carl, and Tony, all of Alton, and Paul Alben, S. 1/c, United States Navy, stationed at San Diego, Calif; three daughters, Mrs. Vincent Romano, Brighton; Mrs. Amiel Mayhall, Bethalto, and Mrs. Ann Chick, Oakland, Calif., and 18 grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m., in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. The body is at Streeper funeral home where friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The son and daughter in California are expected here for the funeral.

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John Alben's wife Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's obituary - Mrs. Lucy Alben Dies at Age 56 - An illness of two years, 10 weeks of which time her condition had been serious, resulted in the death at 1 a.m. today of Mrs. Lucy Alben, 56, wife of John Alben of 1120 Adams Court. She died at St. Joseph's Hospital where she had been a patient for four and one-half weeks. A native of Italy, Mrs. Alben had resided in Alton for the past 31 years. Nine children and her husband survive. The children are Joseph, Angelo, Samuel, Carl, Paul, Anthony, Mrs. Amlel Mayhall and Miss Anne Alben, all of Alton, and Mrs, Vincent Romano, Brighton. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Thomas Taulli, of Alton and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m., at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Joceph's cemetery. The body will be moved from Streeper funeral home to the residence Friday at 10 a.m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.

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John Alben's wife Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's sister Phyllis (Virga) Taulli's husband Thomas Taulli's obituary - Thomas Taulli, 87, a retired Illinois Terminal Railroad employee, died at 12:10 a.m. today at: the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stiles, 1100 E. Fifth St., where had made his home since the death of his wife, Phyllis, three ears ago today. A native of Alia, Italy, he was born March 2, 1872. He came to the United States in 1906. He had completed 35 years service in railroad work at time of his retirement in 1947. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Paul Alben, Phoenix, Ariz, and Mrs. Stiles, Alton; two sons Angelo and Vincent of Alton; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mr. Taulli was a long-time member of St. Mary's parish and funeral rites Wednesday at 11 a.m. will be conducted in the church. Burial will be in St Joseph's Cemetery. The body is at Staten Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

(1) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Joseph V. Alben was born 2-18-1912 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, and died 2-17-2000 in St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton, IL. Joseph V. Alben married Mildred M. Westfall on November 11, 1944, in Alton, Madison county, Illinois. She was born on April 20, 1922, in Alton, Madison County, IL, the daughter of Edward and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. She died Sept. 4, 2016 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. They are both buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton, Madison County, IL.

(Note: Joseph V. Alben married my sister Mildred M. Westfall.)

My brother-in-law Joseph V. Alben with my sister Mildred (Westfall) Alben, the daughter of Walter Edward "Ed" and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. - Picture Taken In 1940's.

Here is my brother-in-law Joseph V. Alben's Memorial Notice below. He and my sister the former Mildred Westfall were united in marriage Nov. 11, 1944, in Alton, IL. He and my sister Mildred lived in Godfrey, IL at the time of his death. He passed away in Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton. His parents immigrated to America from Italy.

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Joseph V. Alben's obituary - Joseph V. Alben, 87, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton. A son of the late John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben, he was born Feb. 18, 1912 in Alton. An U.S. Army veteran, he was employed as a mill operator at Laclede Steel. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Alton Sportsmen's Club in Godfrey. He and the former Mildred Westfall were united in marriage Nov. 11, 1944, in Alton. She survives.

Also surviving are a stepson and his wife, Russell and Lois Thompson of Wood River, three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Mike Harvey of Alton, Melanie and David Moore of Alton and Lesley and Alan Kolesa of East Alton, five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Whitney Harvey, Jenna Doolin, Tyler Moore and Alexis Heacox; two sisters, JoAnne Romano of Brighton and Josephine Mayhall of Jerseyville; and four brothers, Angelo Alben of Bethalto, Paul Alben of East Alton, Sam Alben of Brighton and Anthony Alben of Forrest Homes. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Alben, and a brother, Carl Alben.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Staten Funeral Home in Alton with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Father John Paul Klein will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be givin to masses or a charity of one's choice.

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Joseph V. Alben's wife Mildred M. (Westfall) Alben's obituary - Mildred M. Alben, 94, of Bethalto, passed away at 10:21 am on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Eunice Smith Home in Alton. She was born on April 20, 1922, in Alton, the daughter of Edward and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Mildred worked for several different factories in Alton, for 10 years including Glass Works, LaClede Steel, and Olin Corp. She then worked for the next 15 years and the Honkey Variety Store and Bickhouse Sporting Goods. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto and a former member of St. Mary’s and St. Kevin’s Catholic Church. She helped for many years at St. Kevin’s in different parts of the church. She was involved with the Wood River Sportsmen Club and Jerseyville Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included crocheting and waxing cars. Mildred married Joseph Alben on November 11, 1944, at Cherry Street Baptist Church and later remarried in the Catholic Church at St. Mary’s in Alton. He preceded her in death in 2000. Survivors include one son and his wife, Russell and Lois Thompson of Rosewood Heights; three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Mike Harvey of Alton, Melanie and Dave Moore of Alton, Lesley and Alan Kolesa of Troy; six great grandchildren, Nicholas, Whitney, Alexis, Jenna, Tyler, Lily; four great-great grandchildren, Logan, Kelsie, Corbin, Olivia; and one brother Walter Westfall of Pearl, IL. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held from 11:30 am until time of service at 1 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Fr. Tom Leibler officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be given to Masses, or Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

(2) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Samuel John Alben was born Aug 10, 1922 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, and died Mar 12, 2005 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He married Hilda Elizabeth Flunker on September 8, 1942 in Old Monroe, Mo, daughter of Fredrick (Fritz) Julius Flunker and Nora Amelia Engle. She was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Jersey County, IL, and died July 21, 2007 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. They are both buried at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IL. He was a furnace operator in the tube mill of Laclede Steel, retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service. Children of Samuel John Alben and Hilda Elizabeth Flunker were-Karen Sue Alben born May 6, 1945 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, married Jacob Greeling; John Phillip Alben born Aug 29, 1946, Alton, Madison Co., IL, died Jan 19, 1957 in Alton Madison Co., IL; and Theresa Marie Alben born Mar 21, 1949 Madison Co., IL, married Charles Cairns.

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John and Lucia (Virga) Alben's son Samuel John Alben's obituary - Samuel John Alben, 82, died at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Alton to John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben. He married the former Hilda Elizabeth Flunker Sept. 8, 1942, in Old Monroe, Mo. She survives. He was a furnace operator in the tube mill of Laclede Steel, retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service. He was a life member of VFW Post 1308, Knights of Columbus 460 and Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Karen and Jacob Greeling of Bella Vista, Ark., and Theresa M. and Charles Cairns of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Denise and Todd Vaughan of Albany, N.Y., Eric T. Hoehn of Wood River, John J. and Chrissy Greeling of Round Rock, Texas, Sara and Mike Tucker and Brian C. Cairns, all of Concord; six great-grandchildren, Quinten and Abigail Vaughan of Albany, Samantha and Maxwell Hoehn of Wood River, Daisy Tucker of Concord and Jessica Greeling of Round Rock; two sisters, Josephine Mayhall of Alton and Joan Romano of Brighton; and two brothers, Paul Alben of Rosewood Heights and Anthony Alben of Cottage Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Phillip Alben; three brothers, Joseph, Angelo and Carl Alben; and a sister, Ann Alben-Chick.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service at Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Father Raphael Paul will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton, with full military honors by Alton VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to Masses or the charity of one's choice.

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Samuel John Alben's wife Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's obituary - Hilda Elizabeth Alben, 84, died at 1:01 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Jersey County, to Fredrick J. and Nora A. (Engel) Flunker. She married Samuel John Alben on Sept. 8, 1942 in Old Monroe, Ill. He died March 12, 2005. A homemaker, she was a member of the Ladies of the Jerseyville Moose and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, where she was active in a quilting guild.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Theresa and Charles Cairns of Brighton and Karen and Jacob Greeling of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandchildren, Denise Vaughan, Eric Hoehn, John Greeling, Sarah Tucker and Brian Cairns; great-grandchildren, Quinten and Abby Vaughan, Samantha and Max Hoehn, Jessica, Colin and Cody Greeling and Daisy and Elijah Tucker; and four sisters, Freda Fritz of Jerseyville, Bertha Clowers of Alton and Eva and Frank Huber and Molly and George Tolle, all of Godfrey. She was preceded in death by a son, John Alben, and three sisters, Ethel Schaake, Nora Davis and Erma Flunker. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Father Peter Donahoe will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be made to masses or donor's choice.

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(1a) Samuel John Alben and Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's daughter Karen Sue Alben was born May 6, 1945 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She married 1st Henry Everett Hoehn on Nov 28, 1964 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, IL. They divorced July 1973 in Jersey Co., IL. She married 2nd Clarence Jacob Greeling on Nov 16, 1973 in Alton, IL, son of Clarence Douglas Greeling and Mildred Elizabeth Huff. Children of Karen Sue Alben and her 1st husband Henry Everett Hoehn are-Denise Marie Hoehn born Apr 25, 1971 in Alton, Madison Co., IL; and Eric Thomas Hoehn born May 24, 1973 in Alton, Madisin Co., IL. Child of Karen Sue Alben and her 2nd husband Clarence Jacob Greeling is-John Jacob Greeling born Dec 18, 1975 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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(1aa) Karen Sue Alben and her 1st husband Henry Everett Hoehn's daughter Denise Marie Hoehn was born Apr 25, 1971 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She married Todd Vaughan on June 9, 1990 in Springfield, MO. Children of Denise Marie Hoehn and Todd Vaughan are-Quinten Cooper Alan Vaughan born July 23, 1994 in Springfield, MO, and Abagail Madison Marie Vaughan born Dec 31, 1996 in Hazleton, PA.

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(2aa) Karen Sue Alben and her 1st husband Henry Everett Hoehn's son Eric Thomas Hoehn was born May 24, 1973 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He married Janice Lynn Hewitt on Aug 6, 1994 in St. Patricks Catholic Church, in Alton, IL. Children of Eric Thomas Hoehn and Janice Lynn Hewitt are-Samantha Paige Hoehn born February 27, 1996 in Fort Riley, Kansas, and Maxwell Thomas Hoehn born Oct 27, 2000 in Galesburg, IL.

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(1aa) Karen Sue Alben and her 2nd husband Clarence Jacob Greeling son John Jacob Greeling was born Dec 18, 1975 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He married Christina Irene Dickens on May 20, 2000 in Keller, Texas. Child of John Jacob Greeling and Christina Irene Dickens is-Jessica Dawn Dickens born Aug 20, 1992.

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(2a) Samuel John Alben and Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's daughter Theresa Marie Alben was born Mar 21, 1949 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She married Charles Delbert Cairns on Oct 10, 1970 in Brighton, IL. Children of Theresa Marie Alben and Charles Delbert Cairns are-Sarah Jane Cairns born Sep 14, 1976 in Alton, Illinois, and Brian Charles Cairns born Aug 12, 1983.

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(1aa) Charles Delbert Cairns and Theresa Marie (Alben) Cairns's daughter Sarah Jane Cairns was born Sep 14, 1976 in Alton, IL. She married Mike Tucker. Child of Sarah Jane Cairns and Mike Tucker is-Daisy Quinn Tucker born Nov 14, 1998 in Concord, North Carolina.

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Samuel John Alben's wife Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's sister Bertha A. (Flunker) Clowers's obituary - Bertha A. Clowers, 82, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Eldercare of Alton. Born March 11, 1925, in Jersey County, she was the daughter of Fritz and Nora (Engle) Flunker. She married Jesse Clowers on Nov. 15, 1947. He died March 8, 1996. She worked in the packing department for Owens-Illinois in Alton and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce A. Clowers of Godfrey; three sisters, Frieda Fritz of Jerseyville, Eva Huber and Elsa Tolle, both of Godfrey; and a daughter-in-law, Terri Clowers of Godfrey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kevin L. Clowers; and four sisters, Ethyl Schaake, Nora Davis, Hilda Alben and Erma Flunker. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. The Rev. Tom Olney will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Samuel John Alben's wife Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's sister Eva (Flunker) Huber's husband Frank J. Huber Jr.'s obituary - Frank J. Huber Jr., 88, died at 7 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2009, at Eldercare Nursing Home. Born Jan. 26, 1921, in Alton, he was the son of Frank and Marguerite (St. Cin) Huber Sr. On June 20, 1946, in Alton, he married the former Eva Flunker. She survives. He was a self-employed meat cutter for many years and retired after 13 years of service in security at Lewis and Clark Community College. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Harlow and her husband, Robert, of Indianapolis and Monica Huber of Alton; two sons, Phillip S. Huber of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Kirk D. Huber and his wife, Lisa, of Brighton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Eugenia Hassman of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Beatrice Huber; a grandson, Jeffrey Huber; and a sister, Mary Jane Yaws. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Monsignor Virgil Mank will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

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Samuel John Alben's wife Hilda Elizabeth (Flunker) Alben's sister Ethel (Flunker) Schaake's son Eldon Dale Schaake's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Eldon Dale Schaake, 74, died at 2:10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born on Sept. 8, 1940, in Jersey County, son of Albert and Ethel (Flunker) Schaake, both deceased. He married Linda Breitweiser on Sept. 14, 1980, in McClusky, Ill. He retired from Owens-Illinois. Survivors in addition to his wife, Linda Schaake, include children, Michael Schaake of Godfrey, Kris Schaake of Godfrey, Amy Schaake of Jerseyville and companion Joe Smith, Tommy Schaake of Jerseyville and companion Ally Schleper; grandchild, Brandon (Samy) Robertson, great-grandchild, Brooklynn Robertson; brothers, Louis Schaake of Dow and Blake and Pat Schaake of Alton; dear friend Willlie Hanson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Gayle Schaake, and brother, Craig Schaake. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Rev. David Brown will officiate. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be to Dow Southern Baptist Church. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

(3) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Angelo Thomas Alben was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He died Nov. 17, 2003 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. His burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton, IL. He married the former Josephine Lombardo on Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, IL. She was born June 26, 1924, in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Dora (Pinta) Lombardo. She died Aug. 30, 2005, at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, IL. After many years of service at Owens-Illinois Glass, Inc., Angelo retired in 1983 from the corrogated department. He served his country as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Alton Post 1308 and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton and a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Alton Council 460. Children of Angelo Thomas Alben and Josephine (Lombardo) Alben were-Angela Alben, married Gary Mook; and Betty Alben, married Gary Clark.

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John and Lucia (Virga) Alben's son Angelo Thomas Alben's obituary - Angelo Thomas Alben, 83, died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Alton to John and Lucy (Virgo) Alben. He married the former Josephine Lombardo on Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. After many years of service at Owens-Illinois Glass, Inc., he retired in 1983 from the corrogated department. He served his country as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Alton Post 1308 and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton and a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Alton Council 460. He will always be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his beloved wife of 57 years, he is also survived and will be greatly missed by two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Gary Mook of Alton and Betty and Gary Clark of Godfrey; three brothers, Paul Alben, Anthony Alben and Samuel Alben; two sisters, Josephine Mayhall and Joan Romano; six grandchildren and their spouses, Beth and Rick Mellenthin, Debby and Rich Hood, Chrissy and Joe Certa, Susie and Joe Frasier, Nicole and Nathan Dietrich and Jason and Jendra Clark; two great-grandchildren, Mikey Mook and Gabrielle Dietrich; other extended family; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Alben and Carl Alben; and a sister, Annie Chick. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with Father Jim Walther, O.M.V., as the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Alton Post 1308 Ritual team. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Capital Fund or to St. Mary Catholic School. An online tribute and guest book may be found at Staten-Fine Funeral Home's Web site, www.finefunerals.com.

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Angelo Thomas Alben's wife Josephine A. (Lombardo) Alben's obituary - Josephine A. (Lombardo) Alben, 81, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Jerseyville Manor. Born June 26, 1924, in Alton, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Dora (Pinta) Lombardo. She married Angelo Thomas Alben on Sept. 7, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, where the couple remained longtime members. He died Nov. 7, 2003. She will be lovingly remembered for her love of her family, especially the love and devotion she had for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by two daughters and a son-in-law, Angela and Gary Mook of Alton and Betty Clark of Godfrey; six grandchildren and their spouses, Beth and Rick Mellenthin of Bunker Hill, Debby and Rich Hood of Edwardsville, Christine and Joe Certa of Springfield, Susan and Joe Frasier of Alton, Nicole and Nathan Dietrich of Ashburn, Va. and 1st Lt. Jason and Jendra Clark of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland; three great-grandchildren Mike Mook of Bunker Hill, Gabrielle Dietrich of Ashburn, Va., and Aiden Frasier of Alton; other extended family; and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Jasper, Joseph and Jackie Lombardo; and a sister, Lena Wyatt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Father Shawn Monahan, O.M.V., will be the celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton, followed by a dove release in her memory. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Capital Fund.

(4) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's daughter Josephine Elizabeth Mayhall was born April 11, 1914 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She died Feb 4, 2007 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Her burial was at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. She married 1st Harold Owen Phillips Sr. She married 2nd Amiel Mayhall Oct. 17, 1936, in Alton, IL. He was born March 19, 1912, in Chautauqua, Jersey Co., IL, a son of the late James Henry and Laura Ann (Brown) Mayhall. He was a pipefitter by trade. He began working at Shell Oil Co., where he remained for 19 years, until he began working on construction as a pipefitter with Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 553, of which he was a 65-year member. He died April 13, 2001 in Jersey Co., IL. He was buried at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton, Jersey Co., IL. Child of Josephine Elizabeth Mayhall and her 1st husband Harold Owen Phillips Sr. was Harold Owen "Hoppy" Phillips Jr. born Nov. 6, 1932, in Alton, Madison Co., IL, died Nov. 22, 2002 in St. Louis, MO, married Christina A. Weirich. Children of Josephine Elizabeth Mayhall and her 2nd husband Amiel Mayhall were-Sonya Mayhall, married Gary Whyte; Barbara Mayhall, married Ronald Short; Carole Mayhall; Alyce Mayhall, married William Gibbs; Gene Mayhall; Richard Mayhall died in infancy; and George Mayhall died 9 Dec 1949 in infancy.

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John and Lucia (Virga) Alben's daughter Josephine Elizabeth (Alben) Mayhall's obituary - Josephine Elizabeth Mayhall, 92, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born April 11, 1914, to John and Lucia (Virga) Alben. She married Amiel Mayhall on Oct. 17, 1936, in Alton. He died April 13, 2001. She was a homemaker and a resident at Rosewood Care Center in Alton for the last four years.

She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sonya and Gary Whyte of Godfrey, Barbara and Ronald Short of Jerseyville, Carole Mayhall of St. Louis and Alyce and William Gibbs of Del Mar, Calif.; a son and his wife, Gene and Maggie Mayhall of Granite City; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Alben of Rosewood Heights and Anthony Alben of Cottage Hills; a daughter-in-law, Christina Phillips of Godfrey; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Alben of Bethalto, Hilda "Curly" Alben of Brighton and Billie Alben of Alton; and her beloved friend at Rosewood Care Center, Susan Morris.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Harold Phillips and infants, Richard and George Mayhall; two sisters, Anne Chick and Joan Romano; and four brothers, Carl, Joseph, Sam and Angelo Alben. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. James Lamply will officiate. Burial will be at Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rosewood Care Center in Alton or the Jersey County Relay for Life.

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Josephine Elizabeth (Alben) Mayhall's husband Amiel Mayhall's obituary - Amiel Mayhall, 89, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home. He was born March 19, 1912, in Chautauqua, a son of the late James Henry and Laura Ann (Brown) Mayhall. A lifelong resident of Fern Glen Valley, he recently moved to Jerseyville because of his ill health. A pipefitter by trade, he began working at Shell Oil Co., where he remained for 19 years, until he began working on construction as a pipefitter with Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 553, of which he was a 65-year member. He married the former Josephine Alben Oct. 17, 1936, in Alton. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Christine Phillips of Godfrey and Gene and Maggie Mayhall of Granite City; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sonya and Gary Whyte of Godfrey, Barbara and Ronald Short of Jerseyville, Carole Mayhall of St. Louis and Alyce and William Gibbs of Del Mar, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Henry J. and Alyce Mayhall of Manchester, Mo. He was preceded in death by two infant sons, Richard and George; two sisters, Cora Ince and Bessie Chadderton; and three brothers, Harold Mayhall, Lawrence Mayhall and James Henry Mayhall. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. David McElwain will offficiate. He will be laid to rest in Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Jersey County Relay for Life.

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(1a) Josephine Elizabeth Mayhall and her 1st husband Harold Owen Phillips Sr.'s son Harold Owen "Hoppy" Phillips Jr.'s obituary - Harold Owen "Hoppy" Phillips Jr., 70, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a brief illness. A son of Josephine (Alben) Mayhall of Jerseyville and the late Harold Owen Phillips Sr., he was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Alton. He married the former Christina A. Weirich Nov. 9, 1957, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Alton. She survives. He graduated in 1952 from Marquette Catholic High School. A delivery driver for more than 50 years with Prairie Farms Dairy, he will be remembered as the "Milk Man" by many families. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. A fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Pere Marquette Assembly 203, he enjoyed cooking at the council's chicken and fish dinners. He was an avid fan of Jack Buck and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

In addition to his beloved wife of 45 years and mother, surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Cee Jaye Phillips of Columbia, Mo., Christopher and Janise Phillips of Mahomet, Ill. and Shawn and Eileen Phillips of Columbia, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey and Jeffrey Bierman of Manchester, Mo., and Michelle and Jeffry Romano of Chicago; 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Lacey, Lindsey, Ryan, Haley, Anna, Samuel, Noah, Rachael, Michael, Joseph, and Parker; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Sonja and Gary Whyte of Godfrey, Barbara and Ronald Short of Jerseyville, Carole Mayhall of St. Louis and Alice and Buzz Gibbs of De Mar, Calif.; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Maggie Mayhall of Granite City; and other family members and friends. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberley Louise Phillips. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Subday at Staten Funeral Home in Alton with fourth degree Knights of Columbus service and chalice presentation at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Father Jim Nibler will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Alton VFW 1308 ritual team. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Crisis Food Center. The obituary and guest book may be found at Staten Funeral Home's Web site, www.legacy.com.

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Elizabeth Mayhall's 2nd husband Amiel Mayhall's brother Lawrence D. Mayhall's obituary - Lawrence D. Mayhall, 67, died at 10:22 pm Thursday, September 17, 1987 at St. Joseph's hospital in Alton. Mayhall was an inspection foreman at Olin Corp. in East Alton before his retirement in 1982. He was born in Chautauqua, a son of the Late Henry and Laura (Brown) Mayhall. On August 31, 1944, in East Alton, he married the former Elsie Campbell, who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, R. Joyce Geiler of Lebanon, Illinois., C. Ann Hancock of Godfrey, and Cynthia Hayes and Kathy Williams both of Grafton; and nine grandchildren. Mayhall was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Chadderton; and two brothers, Harold and James Mayhall. Services were conducted at 2 pm today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial was at Scenic Hill cemetery in Grafton.

(5) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's daughter Joan Rose Alben was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Alton, Madison Co., IL. She died Aug. 29, 2006, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Her burial was at Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL. She married Vincenzo "Vincent" Joseph Romano on April 24, 1937, in Alton, IL. He was born Feb 13, 1909, and died Apr 24, 1978 in Madison Co., IL. He was a son of Francesco Romano (1874-1947) and Anna Rubino (1878-1951), and grandson of Francesco Romano and Rosalia Piraino. Children of Vincenzo "Vincent" J. Romano and Joan Rose (Alben) Romano were-Anita Joan Romano born in 1938, married Harry William Oertel born in 1944; Lucia Dianne Romano born in 1940, married George Clifford McNear born in 1938; Francis (Frank) Vincent "Butch" Romano born in 1943, married 1st Shirley Ellis, married 2nd Nancy "Nan" Helen Reif; and John Michael "Mike" Romano born in 1949, married Sandra "Sandy" Marie Burns.

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John and Lucia (Virga) Alben's daughter Joan Rose (Alben) Romano's obituary - Joan Rose (Alben) Romano, 87, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Alton to John and Lucia (Verigo) Alben. She married Vincent J. Romano on April 24, 1937, in Alton. He died April 24, 1978.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Lucia McNear and Anita and Harry Oertel, all of Brighton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank "Butch" and Nan Romano of Brighton and Mike and Sandy Romano of Alton; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Mayhall of Alton; and two brothers, Paul Alben of Rosewood Heights and Tony Alben of Illinois. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Carl, Joe, Sam and Angelo Alben; and one sister, Ann Chick. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home, followed by services at 11 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Father Peter Donohoe will officiate. Burial will be at Brighton Cemetery. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial. Online information and guestbook may be found at targhettaandwooldridge.com.

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(1a) Vincenzo "Vincent" J. Romano and Joan Rose (Alben) Romano's daughter Anita Joan Romano was born in 1938. She married Harry William Oertel born in 1944. Children of Harry William Oertel and Lucia Dianne Romano were-Vincent Henry Oertel born in 1968; Glen Thomas Oertel born in 1970; and Sandra Joan Oertel born in 1972.

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(2a) Vincenzo "Vincent" J. Romano and Joan Rose (Alben) Romano's daughter Lucia Dianne Romano was born in 1940. She married George Clifford McNear born in 1938. Children of George Clifford McNear and Lucia Dianne Romano were-Timothy Patrick McNear born in 1961, married Monica Cox born in 1963; Steven Clifford McNear born in 1962, married Elizabeth Crouch born in 1963; Darren Thomas McNear born in 1963, married Janet Montgomery Carter born in 1967; Lori Dianne McNear born in 1964, married Kent Thomas Johnson born in 1963; Lynn Denise McNear born in 1965, married Craig Leon Watts born in 1965; and Lisa Dawn McNear born in 1966, married Steven Edward McGaughey born in 1964.

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(3a) Vincenzo "Vincent" J. Romano and Joan Rose (Alben) Romano's son Francis (Frank) Vincent "Butch" Romano was born in 1943. He married 1st Shirley Ellis born in 1945. He married 2nd Nancy "Nan" Helen Reif born in 1947. Children of Francis (Frank) Vincent "Butch" Romano and his 1st wife Shirley Ellis were-Daniel Allen Romano born in 1966, married Susan Lynn McNally; and Douglas Adam Romano born in 1967. Child of Francis (Frank) Vincent "Butch" Romano and his 2nd wife Nancy "Nan" Helen Reif was-David Anthony Romano born in 1974, married Julie Dawn Huigens.

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(1aa) Francis (Frank) Vincent "Butch" Romano and his 1st wife Shirley Ellis's son Daniel Allen Romano was born in 1966. He married Susan Lynn McNally born in 1962. Children of Daniel Allen Romano and Susan Lynn McNally are-Daniella Josephine Romano born in 1996; and Gabriella Francesca Romano born in 1998.

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(4a) Vincenzo "Vincent" J. Romano and Joan Rose (Alben) Romano's son John Michael "Mike" Romano was born in 1949. He married Sandra "Sandy" Marie Burns born in 1954. She died Feb. 7, 2013. Children of John Michael "Mike" Romano and Sandra "Sandy" Marie Burns were-Amy Marie Romano born in 1976, married Joel Hall; Rose Ann Romano born in 1979; and Michael Vincent Romano born in 1984.

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John Michael "Mike" Romano's wife Sandra "Sandy" Marie (Burns) Romano's obituary - Sandra Marie (Burns) Romano, 58, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her home with her family by her side. Sandy, formerly of Grafton, was born June 3, 1954, to Stanley and the late Peg Burns. Surviving her is her devoted husband of 39 years, Mike Romano, along with daughters Amy (Romano) Hall and husband, Joel, Rose (Romano) Wilson and husband, Jesse, and son Michael Romano. Sandy was "Nana" to her five grandchildren, whom she leaves behind: Gabriella, Joseph, and Isabella Hall and Asher and Sonora Wilson. Also surviving Sandy are her father, Stanley Burns, brother Randall Burns with his wife, Becky, and brother Jim Burns. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Kingdom Hall in Alton, with Paul Jordan officiating. Memorials may be made to Pancan.org  or to the Central Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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John Michael "Mike" Romano's wife Sandra "Sandy" Marie (Burns) Romano's mother Peggy Ann (DeSherlia) Burns's obituary - Peggy Ann Burns, 82, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born in St. Louis on March 5, 1929, and was one of six children born to Ross and Marie Blanche (Crawford) DeSherlia, now deceased. Peggy was raised in Grafton and was a graduate of the Grafton High School. As a lifelong resident of Grafton, Peggy and her husband, Stanley, owned and operated Peg and Stans Restaurant in Grafton for 20 years, and she continued to be admired for her hospitality, always enjoying cooking for family and anyone else that walked through their doorway. She enjoyed playing bingo, but her true joy was time spent with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Stanley Burns; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randy and Becky Burns of Grafton and Jim Burns of Ramsey; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Mike Romano of Godfrey; five grandchildren and their spouses, Andy Austin of Arkansas, Chad and Amie Burns of Freeburg, Amy and Joel Hall of Alton, Rose and Jesse Wilson of Florissant, Mo., and Michael Romano of St. Louis; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bob Senger of Grafton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Paul DeSherlia and Claude DeSherlia; and two sisters, Dorothy Hodge and Delores Berrigan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the St. Patricks Catholic Church in Grafton, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to Pan-Can, an organization dedicated to the research and elimination of pancreatic cancer

(6) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Paul Alben lives in Rosewood Heights, IL.

(7) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Carl J. Alben was born Feb 16, 1925 in Alton, Madison Co., IL, and died June 1987 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. He married Billie Longfellow December 15, 1951, in Alton, Madison County, IL. She was born February 24, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, and died September 4, 2016 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, Missouri. Carl J. Alben and Billie I. (Longfellow) Alben had 2 children--George Alben and Ruth A. (Alben) Birmingham.

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Carl J. Alben's wife Billie I. (Longfellow) Alben's obituary - ALTON — Billie I. Alben, 84, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, Missouri. Born February 24, 1932, in Gary, Indiana, she was the daughter of George W. and Ruth (Enos) Longfellow. She married Carl J. Alben on December 15, 1951, in Alton. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1987. Mrs. Alben was a closing secretary from 1959-1976 for Harry Hemphill Realty, and from 1976-1988 for Wooff Realty, and later from 1993 until she retired in 2001, from Major Realty. She was a member of the Ladies VFW Post 1308 Auxiliary. Surviving is a daughter, Ruth A. Birmingham of Alton, a granddaughter, Carla Dugger (Ryan) of Bethalto, two great- grandchildren, Isabella and Adelyn Dugger, two bonus grandchildren, Sarah Edwards and Matthew Birmingham, and a sister, Julia Longfellow of East Alton. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, George Alben, and two sisters, Lucille Marczek and Velda Beach. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

(8) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Anthony P. Alben's obituary - Anthony P. Alben, 85, passed away at 9:42am on Monday, November 2, 2015, at his residence. He was born on June 17, 1930, in Alton, the son of the late John and Lucy (Virgo) Alben. He married the former Margaret Huddleston and she preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters: Janice Alben, Linda Alben, and one son: Roger Alben. He was formerly employed at Laclede Steel in the wire mill for 38 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com. Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

(9) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's daughter Anne (Alben) Chick is deceased.

(10) John Alben (Giovanni Albani) and Concetta Lucia "Lucy" (Virga) Alben's son Giuseppe Albani was born 22 July 1909, Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy, and died 15 July 1910, Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy.

Salvatore (Samuel) Albani

Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani's son Salvatore (Samuel) Albani was born abt 1879 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy, and died 30 March 1911 in Alton, Madison, Illinois. He was killed by a train accident. He married Giovanne Angilica born in 1884. His arrival in United States was 25 Aug. 1910, age 31, in New York, New York. His Departure was from Palermo, Italy. His residence in Italy was Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy. Children of Salvatore (Samuel) Albani and Giovanne Angilica Albani were-Giuseppa Albani born in 1908 and Giuseppe (Joseph) Albani (1911-1913), died of scalding.

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ALBANO, SAMUEL/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 28, 1911 --- Absorbed in Letter, Foreigner Has Both Legs Cut Off by Cars - A foreigner, employed on the Big Four railroad, lost both his legs Tuesday morning by being run over by a cut of cars at the foot of Ridge street. He was walking down Ridge street, his attention engrossed in reading a letter he had received from home. He was paying no attention to the approach of some cars which were being pushed along by the levee engine, and was struck and knocked down. The wheels passed over both his legs, one above and one at the knee. The legs were almost completely severed and the men who went to him say that they finished the amputation of some shreds of flesh, seeing that the legs could not be saved. He was taken to the hospital to have his injuries given attention. The man is an Italian, and his name is Samuel Albano. His nerve was perfect. Men who witnessed the accident said that he did not utter an outcry, and even when the legs were off, he sat up and talked to the men around him as though he was not hurt at all. At the hospital he exhibited such nerve as the old Roman gladiators had. This afternoon it was said that he was in a fairly good condition, but the injuries are so bad he will probably die.

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 30, 1911 ---- Man Dies After Legs Cut Off by Train - Samuel Albano, an Italian whose two legs were cut off at the foot of Ridge street Tuesday morning by the levee engine, died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday night. Coroner Streeper took charge of the body, which will probably be buried by friends of the dead man. The wife and children of Albano are in Italy, and were expecting to sail for America April 10. They will be notified of the death of their husband and father, and they will probably not make the trip if the word reaches them in time. There is a possibility that the family may not be found and may make their contemplated start anyhow.

ALBANI, JOSEPH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 19, 1913 - Child Buried In a Strange Land - The widow of Samuel Albani has had more than her share of troubles. When she buried her little son, Joseph, this afternoon, she buried him in a strange land. Some time ago, the day she was sailing for America, her husband was killed by a train in Alton, and an effort was made to get word to her, but she could not be informed until the day she arrived in Alton, joyful in her expectation of being reunited with her husband and the father of her child. The child, as has been told, died from being scalded to death Monday night.

Alton Evening Telegraph, April 25, 1913 - Suit For Husband's Death - A suit for damages against the C. and A. Railroad for the death of Samuel Albani is set for hearing in the Circuit Court April 31, and witnesses are being summoned for the case. Albani was killed in Alton by a train the day his wife sailed for America from Italy, bringing her child with her. A few weeks ago the child was scalded to death. The wife on reaching Alton learned her husband was dead. She filled suit against the railroad company for killing him.

Gaetana Albani

Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani's daughter Gaetana Albani was born abt 1890 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy, and died 30 October 1982 in Wood River, Madison County, Illinois. She arrived 18 April 1911, age 21 in New York, New York from Napoli, Italy. She had lived in Sicily, Italy. She married Antonino Raimondi in 1911. Antonino Raimondi was born 13 December 1890 in Prizzi, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy, and died 24 July 1970 in Wood River, Madison County, Illinois. He came to America in 1905 or 1906. He was a son of Antonino Raimondi (1860-1907) and Caterino Blanda (1865-1892). Children of Antonino Raimondi and Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi were-Catherine Raimondi (1917-2004) and Josephine Raimondi (1922-2010).

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Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi's husband Antonino Raimondi's obituary - Ramondi, 24 July 1970 - Antonio (Raymond) Ramondi, 79, died at 5:15 a.m. today a the Eunice Smith Extended Care Unit of Alton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for one month. He resided at 518 George St. in Wood River for the past 30 years, and formerly lived in Alton for 39 years. He retired from the labor department at the American Oil Company in 1955 after serving there for 33 years. He was born in Italy, on Dec. 13, 1890, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Ramondi. Surviving are his widow, the former Gaetana Albani, whom he married on Oct. 29, 1911 ; two daughters, Mrs. Carmen DeSalvo of St. Louis, and Mrs Joseph A. Trosley of Wood River; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and a sister in Italy. Friends may call at the Marks Mortuary in Wood River after 7 p.m. Saturday Father Robert Porter assistant pastor of the St Bernard's Catholic Church, of which Mr. Ramondi was a member, will be celebrant of a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. Scripture services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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(1) Antonino Raimondi and Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi's daughter Catherine Raimondi was born 27 December 1917 in Alton, IL, and died 31 August 2004 in St. Louis, MO. She married Carmen Anthony DeSalvo. He was born 26 August 1915 in Pueblo, CO, and died 3 May 2003 in St. Louis, MO. He was a son of Nicolo Disalvo (Desalvo) (1885-1963) and Dominica (Mary) Martino (1891-1956). Children of Carmen Anthony DeSalvo and Catherine (Raimondi) Desalvo were-Mary Kay Desalvo and Thomas Carmen Desalvo.

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Catherine (Raimondi) Desalvo's husband Carmen Anthony DeSalvo's brother Nick S. DeSalvo's obituary - Nick S. DeSalvo, July 14, 1928 - October 7, 2013, Resided in Pueblo, CO - Obituary - Nick DeSalvo, Jr., 85, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Oct. 7, 2013. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Wilma; children, Fred (Jette) DeSalvo of Garden City, Kans., Mary Ann (Dan) Garcia of Pueblo, Colo., and Nick C. (Michelle) DeSalvo of Casper, Wyo.; beloved grandchildren, Dan and Jeff Garcia, C.D., Nicole and David DeSalvo; great-granddaughter, Natalie Garcia; brother, Gene DeSalvo; sisters-in-law, Betty Cole and Carolyn (Norman) Sorensen. Preceded in death by his parents, Domenica and Nicola DeSalvo; sister, Vera Puleo; brothers, Sam, James, Carmen and Joe DeSalvo; sisters-in-law, Mayme, Kay, Vivian and Sharon DeSalvo, Leta Niemisto, D'Alva, Grace, Wilma Dean Shroyer and Louise Shroyer; brothers-in-law, Frank Vendetti, Joe Puleo, Merle Niemisto, Fred Jr., Kenneth, Jack, Daniel and Dale Shroyer. Nick was born July 14, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Pleasant View High School, Pueblo Jr. College and Adam's State College. He taught school for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He is an Army veteran and served in Korea from 1951 to 1953. Nick and his family farmed on the St. Charles Mesa for many years. Visitation, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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(2) Antonio and Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi's daughter Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley was born March 2, 1922 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and died April 11, 2010 at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. Her burial was at Woodland Hill Cemetery in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married Joseph Anthony Trosley on Jan. 23, 1945 at Camp Gordon, Ga. He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1989. Children of Joseph Anthony Trosley and Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley were-Stephen A. Trosley, Father Anthony Trosley, and Raymond T. Trosley.

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Antonio and Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi's daughter Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley's obituary - Josephine Joan Trosley, 88, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. She was born March 2, 1922 in Alton to Antonio and Gaetana (Albani) Ramondi. Her marriage to Joseph Anthony Trosley was on Jan. 23, 1945 at Camp Gordon, Ga. He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1989. Josephine lived in Alton until her late teens, when her family moved to Wood River, where she and her husband remained and raised their family. In 2006, she joined her son, Father Tony Trosley, in Nauvoo. She had been a member of St. Mary’s Church in Alton and St. Bernard’s Church (Holy Angels Church) in Wood River, where she was active in St. Ann’s Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. Most recently, she was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother, and she was devoted to her Catholic faith. She is survived by two sons, Stephen A. (Linda) Trosley of Freeport, Ill. and Father Anthony Trosley of Nauvoo; one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Trosley of Wood River; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Scott) Croom, Amy, Nathan, Ryan, Jordan, and Tory Trosley; and three great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Raymond T. Trosley on Jan. 29, 2010; and a sister, Catherine DeSalvo. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 15 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights. A Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Apr. 16 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River. Burial will be at Woodland Hill Cemetery in Wood River. Memorials may be made to Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and Masses for deceased members of the Trosley family.

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A second obituary found for Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley - NAUVOO -- Josephine Joan Trosley, the mother of Father Anthony Trosley, died on Sunday, April 11. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo. Vespers will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Paynic Home for Funerals, 618 E. Airline Drive in East Alton. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, at Holy Angels Church, 345 E. Acton Avenue in Wood River. Father Trosley is pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Nauvoo as well as Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary's, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and St. Mary's, Hamilton. Notes of condolence may be sent to him in care of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, P.O. Box 147, Nauvoo, IL, 62354.

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(1a) Joseph Anthony Trosley and Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley's son Raymond T. Trosley's obituary - Raymond T. Trosley, 55, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1954 in Alton, he was the son of Joseph A. and Josephine J. (Raymond) Trosley. On June 11, 1983, he married Rhonda Mester. She survives. He had worked as a security guard at Wood River Township and Christian Northeast Hospitals. He was currently a postman for the East Alton Post Office and was a member of the United Postal Workers Union. He is survived by his wife and mother, both of Wood River; 3 sons, Ryan, Jordan and Tory Trosley, all of Wood River; two brothers, Father Anthony Trosley of Nauvoo, Ill. and Steve Trosley and his wife Linda of Freeport, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, and will continue Monday, Feb. 1 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River from 9:30 a.m. until a funeral Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m. by his brother, Father Anthony Trosley. Burial will follow at Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Dept. of St. Louis University Medical Center or the Tory Trosley College Fund.

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Postal workers honor departed colleague, Raymond Trosley - Alton Telegraph, September 05. 2013 2:48AM, WOOD RIVER - Mail trucks gathered Monday morning outside Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River as their drivers went inside to give their final "stamp" of approval to a beloved colleague, Raymond Trosley. Fellow postal workers at the East Alton Post Office left the Mass celebrated by his brother, the Rev. Anthony Trosley, with tears streaming down their faces. Several were too distraught to speak. "Ray was awesome; he was so very thoughtful and kind," fellow carrier Mary Karrick said. "You couldn't help but like Ray; he made us all laugh. He didn't think of himself as important, but he was very important to everyone who knew him." Trosley, 55, died last week after a long battle with cancer. Most of his fellow postal workers attended the Mass through special arrangements made in advance with the officer in charge of the branch, Diane Skelton. She came down to work the window, so Trosley's friends and colleagues could attend the Mass. Several trucks laden with mail were parked outside, because workers had been granted an extended lunch. While many needed to resume their routes, a few fellow letter carriers were able to attend the burial that followed at Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton.

Mourners included colleagues, family and friends - some of whom knew Trosley as their mailman. "I knew Ray though his wife, Rhonda. My son, Eric, also played in a band with Ray's son, Ryan, and he delivered my mail," said Colleen Drew of East Alton. "Ray loved people. He had a gift to make you always feel good about yourself." Drew said that Trosley had the ability to remember people's names right after meeting them. "Everybody loved him," said Denny Nicholson, who had worked with Trosley for 15 years. "We hit it off immediately. We had a sports connection, and he knew my sister, Wanda, so we were friends since the day we met." Nicholson said that Trosley was always very considerate. When Diane Skelton was promoted, Nicholson recalled how Trosley found a handmade birdhouse to give her as a goodbye gift, because he knew that she would like one. "Ray was a great guy," Nicholson said. "He was very thoughtful, and we will miss him a lot."kbassett@thetelegraph.com

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(Note: Here is a copy of a newspaper article written by Stephen Trosley, son of Joseph Anthony Trosley and Josephine Joan (Raimondi) Trosley and grandson of Antonino Raimondi and Gaetana (Albani) Raimondi --

Stephen Trosley: The media then and now

JFK turned in her direction, winked and flashed a big Kennedy smile. Nana was forever smitten. And that’s it. Although no camera captured the exchange, it has become part of our family's legend. Let’s impose the 24-7 cable media culture on this same incident...

By Stephen Trosley Posted Nov. 29, 2007 @ 12:01 am Updated Nov 29, 2007 at 2:40 AM

When U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigned for the White House in 1960, he toured the St. Louis area and his motorcade passed through Wood River, Ill. Here he would have a chance encounter with Gaetana Raimondi, my grandmother, or Nana, as we preferred to call her. The encounter says everything about the difference in the hopeful political atmosphere of that time compared to the nasty, personal and media-driven atmosphere of our time. Members of St. Bernard parish were thrilled to learn that Sen. Kennedy was going to ride right down Ferguson Avenue, our main drag. The nuns wouldn’t let the kids out of school to see the event – I suspect our pastor supported Richard Nixon -- but our stay-at-home moms and relatives all lined the curb to see the future president. As Kennedy’s limo passed in front of Phoebe Goldberg’s dress shop, Nana – four-feet-ten inches of energy topped with gray hair pulled into a bun – clapped and shouted “Oh Johnny-Johnny” with great enthusiasm. (Enthusiasm was her constant companion.) JFK turned in her direction, winked and flashed a big Kennedy smile. Nana was forever smitten. And that’s it. Although no camera captured the exchange, it has become part of our family’s legend.

Let’s impose the 24-7 cable media culture on this same incident. A student would have recorded the exchange on a digital camera and posted it on an Internet political blog, where the local TV station news director would find it. He would assign an earnest young reporter with a Rod Blagojevich makeup job to interview Nana. She would have blurted something about why she was so enthusiastic about Kennedy’s candidacy – he was Catholic after all. The reporter would have asked about the people who were afraid a Catholic president would take orders from the pope. She would have said, well of course he’ll take orders from the pope, because that was how things worked in her world. It would have appeared on the St. Louis TV news that night, and it would have been fed to network headquarters in New York. There, a savvy producer would have ordered a background check on Nana, only to discover she was a Sicilian immigrant who failed her citizenship exam because she had problems speaking English -- although she was a legally registered alien and married to a naturalized citizen.

AP would also find that her husband voted in every election, but they let him take a grandson into the booth to help him read the ballot. They would be shocked during their scripted banter time to quote a neighbor: One of Tony Raimondi’s favorite lines is how he voted for the person who paid the most money. What’s more, they would discover Nana regularly entertained a man with the same last name as that of the St. Louis Mafia family. He made Sunday deliveries of olive oil, black olives, Parmesan and Ricotta cheeses right to her front door. Hmmm, what does one have to do to get such service? They would further learn that her son-in-law, a grocer in St. Louis, was related to an alderman with major connections to the powerful Mayor Raymond Tucker Democratic machine. (Wink-wink: Note the similarities between Raimondi and Raymond.) Fox or CNN would have sent a crew to their house at 318 East Penning Ave. (now a parking lot), and grandpa would have threatened to punch someone out, as he was on occasion wont to do – making for some almost-violent footage. My late aunt – she would have curdled Hillary Clinton’s toes in a one-on-one -- would have come to Sunday dinner even angrier than Grandpa, and she would have punched somebody. There would have been much talking loudly and much eating, also loudly, and Nana would have been upset and my mother would have cried. And a week later, the media people would have forgotten all about it.

Steve Trosley is available at steve.trosley@journalstandard.com. Mr. Trosley is the publisher at The Journal-Standard in Freeport, IL, and former publisher at the Norwalk Reflector in Norwalk, Ohio.

Paolo (Paul) Albani (Alben)

Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani's son Paolo (Paul) Albani (Alben) was born 29 Jul 1896 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy, and died Nov 1962 in Arizona. He arrived 18 April 1911 in New York, New York from Napoli, Italy at age 16. His residence in Italy had been Alia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy. He married Josephine Taulli born in 1904. Children of Paul Alben (Paolo Albani) and Josephine (Taulli) Alben were-Joseph Alben born in 1922, and Josephine Alben born in 1924.

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Paul Alben's wife Josephine (Taulli) Alben's father Thomas Taulli's obituary - Thomas Taulli, 87, a retired Illinois Terminal Railroad employee, died at 12:10 a.m. today at: the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stiles, 1100 E. Fifth St., where had made his home since the death of his wife, Phyllis, three ears ago today. A native of Alia, Italy, he was born March 2, 1872. He came to the United States in 1906. He had completed 35 years service in railroad work at time of his retirement in 1947. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Paul Alben, Phoenix, Ariz, and Mrs. Stiles, Alton; two sons Angelo and Vincent of Alton; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mr. Taulli was a long-time member of St. Mary's parish and funeral rites Wednesday at 11 a.m. will be conducted in the church. Burial will be in St Joseph's Cemetery. The body is at Staten Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Second obituary found for Thomas Taulli - Taulli Rites Conducted, May 13, 1959 - Funeral services for Thomas Taulli were conducted at 11 a.m today at St. Mary's Church will the Rev. Father Joseph Schmartmann as celebrant. Rev. Father James Suddes held committal rites at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Gorman, Donald Waters, Thomas Taulli, Samuel Alben, Angelo Alben and Sam Dipilazzo.

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Paul Alben's wife Josephine (Taulli) Alben's brother Angelo Taulli's obituary - Angelo Taulli, Died Oct. 1, 1979 - Angelo Taulli, 77, of Alton, died at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness. Born in Italy, a son of the late Gaetano and Phyllis (Virga) Taulli, he was a salesman for ABC Bakery, Nolls Bakery and Colonial Bakery for 47 years. He retired in 1967. Surviving are his wife, the former Erma L. Cook; a daughter Phyllis Waters of Alton; two sons, Tom of Hazelwood, MO., and William of Godfrey; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Stiles Gorman of Alton and Josephine Alben of Arizona; and a brother Vincent of Alton. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Staten Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. James Suddes as celebrant, and burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Marquette High School Development Fund has been named a memorial.

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(1x) Angelo and Erma (Cook) Taulli's daughter Phyllis (Taulli) Waters's husband Donald Albert Waters's obituary - ALTON — Donald Albert Waters, 85, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was born on August 18, 1928, in Alton, the son of Albert and Marie (Boercker) Waters. Don married Phyllis Taulli on April 25, 1953, and celebrated 61 years of marriage. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1946. Don served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan from 1946 to 1948. He attended Drake University. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Shell Oil Company for 35 years, where he retired in December 1986. Don was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton where he was active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He also served as an usher and lector. Don was also a longtime member of St. Patrick's Church in Alton until it closed. He was active in scouting, bingo and annual turkey dinners. He also served as an usher and lector. He attended the White House Retreat in St. Louis for over 10 years.

He loved spending time with his family and will be missed by his wife, Phyllis Waters of Alton, three daughters and three sons-in-law, Donna and Bob Aszman of Peachtree City, Ga., Sharon and Tom Hettel of St. Charles, Mo., Laura and Tim Powers of Quincy, four sons and two daughters-in-law, David Waters of St. Louis, Thomas and Charli Waters of Alton, Michael and Susan Waters of Shipman, and Robert Waters of St. Louis; fourteen grandchildren, Matt, Julie, Danielle, Rebecca, Jordan, Karley, John, Jake, Tim, Sara, Chris, Angie, Emily and Rachel; four great-grandchildren, Avery, Ella, William and Carson; two sisters, Dolores Weaver of Alton, Mary Sue Winkler of Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Gerald Waters of Gresham, Ore. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Rolando. The Waters' family would like to thank the nurses at Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC Hospice and Absolute Health Care for all their help and comfort during his final weeks. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at noon Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton with Monsignor Kenneth Steffen, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Vincent DePaul at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, BJC Hospice or SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

Carmelo Albani

Giuseppe Albani and Giuseppa (Amato) Albani's son Carmelo Albani was born 5 Sep 1893 in Monterosso Almo, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy, and died 19 Apr 1967 in Vittoria, Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy.

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