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Angel, Jeanette L.
Jeanette L. Angel, 71, of Hardin died at 4:39 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born June 22, 1940, in Hardin, the daughter of the late Roy R. and Ida (Brinkman) Bizaillion. She married Larry D. Angel Nov. 24, 1960, in Hardin and he survives. A homnemaker, she was head cook for the Calhoun Unit 40 School District, retiring in 1997. Jeanette was an avid Bingo player. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for more than 55 years. For many years she oversaw the Relay for Life survivors dinner. She was a member of St. Norberts Catholic Church and Altar Society in Hardin. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Cindy (Doug) Heimer of Jerseyville, Tammy (Brian) Hill of Hardin and Kim (Dave) Mize of Bunker Hill; four grandchildren, Justin (Stephanie) Hill, Dustin (Jennifer) Heimer, Alexandra and Conner Mize. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dean and Earl Bizaillion. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin with a prayer service that evening. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Burial will take place in St. Norbert's Cemetery in Hardin. [Pike County Express, Pittsfield, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

AMBROSE, Jake D., born 23-05-1851, West Virginia, died 21-05-1951, buried Carrollton Cemetery. J. D. "Uncle Jake" Ambrose former well-know resident of Jersey County, died Monday, May 21, just two days before he would have marked his one hundredth birthday anniversary. His death occurred at eleven o'clock in the morning at the home of his wife's son-in-law, Charles Watts, at Michael following an illness of five months. A representative of the Democrat-News called on the aged man Saturday but his condition at that time did not permit an interview. Mr Ambrose, familiarly known as "Uncle Jake" was born in West Virginia on May 23, 1851, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1865. Most of his life was spent in Jersey and Greene Counties where he engaged in farming and for a time he taught school in Greene County. For several years the aged man made his home in Jerseyville. The aged man was married six times. His last marriage took place on December 31, 1946, when he was married to Mrs. Mary Becker of Calhoun County, who survives him. In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs Charles Schneider of Carrollton. Friends called at the Mehl funeral home in Carrollton until Thursday when funeral rites were held at two o'clock at the Carrollton Baptist Church. Reverend L. Grigg, pastor of the church officiated at the rites and burial was in the Carrollton City cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

ANSELL, Bert, born 13-08-1871, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 31-03-1951, buried 03-04-1951, Summit Grove Cemetery. Bert Ansell, Calhoun orchardist and husband of Mrs. Ora Ansell of Jerseyville, died Saturday, March 31, at three p.m., at the Illinios Hospital in Pittsfield where he had submitted to surgery. Mr. Ansell had been failing health for some time. The decedent was one of seven children born to the late John J. and Nancy Ann Ansell. He was born at the old Ansell homestead at Summit Grove in Calhoun County on August 13, 1871, and had spent his entire lifetime on the same farm. Mr. Ansell was united in marriage to Mrs. Ora Hunter Ansell in April, 1910. No children were born to this union. As a young man he became a member of the Presbyterian Church at Summit Grove, and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Ora Ansell of Jerseyville, five step-children, Theodore and Dorothy Ansell of Jerseyville, Anne Ansell of Chicago and Jake and Ellsworth Ansell of Kampsville. He also leaves four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 3, at two o'clock at the Presbyterian Church in Kampsville. Reverend L. D. Stone of Brighton officiated at the rites and interment was in the Summit Grove cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

Ansell, Dalene C. 102, of Liberty Village in Pittsfield, and formerly of Mozier, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Liberty Village. Dalene was born June 26, 1908 in Hamburg, a daughter of John William and Roix Foster Clugsten. She married Carl Ansell April 20, 1935 in Virginia, and he died June 28, 1971.
Dalene was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and Macomb Teachers College. She taught school for 42 years in Calhoun and Pike Counties, starting in 1928 at the Elm Grove School, later at Mt. Hope and Fox Creek, then spending 31 years at Belleview before retiring from Pleasant Hill in 1972. Dalene was a member of the former Belleview United Methodist Church and more recently had attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the North Calhoun Womens Club. Survivors include nephews, nieces, friends, neighbors and all of her former students. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Esther Becker and Hazel Conrad and by a brother, Paul Clugsten.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Don Peebles. Burial was in the Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be made to the Belleview School Scholarship Fund, which was established in her honor, in care of the Bank of Kampsville, Pleasant Hill branch. [Pike Press, Sub. by Bill Browning]

ARMSTRONG, Claude E., born 25-07-1896, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 09-02-1976, buried Mascoutah City. The funeral of Claude E. Armstrong of Kampsville was conducted on Feb 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kampsville with the Rev. R. A. Badger officiating. Interment was in Mascoutah City cemetery. His death occurred on Feb 9. He was born July 25, 1896 in
Kampsville a son of Eldon S. and Alice Scott Armstrong. Armstrong was a member of the Kampsville Presbyterian Church, IOOF Chapter 4, IOOF Encampment, the Canton, Jacksonville Lodge 570 AF and AM, American Legion Post 279, World War I Barracks, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 358. His survivors are his widow, Margaret A. Marietta Armstrong; a stepson, William L. Marietta of Mascoutah; three brothers, Reubin Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong of Jerseyville and Charles Armstrong of Biloxi, Miss.; and three sisters, Dorothy Stelbrink of Hardin, Flora Watson of Brentwood, Mo., and Dora Bligh of Jerseyville; two grand-daughters; one great-granddaughter. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

ARNOLD, Anna E., born 03-10-1906, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 28-03-1977, buried Scenic Hill Cemetery. Funeral Mass for Mrs. Anna E. Arnold, 70, of Grafton was celebrated this morning, March 31, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton with the Rev. Patrick Morrow celebrant. Interment was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. Her death occurred at 11:45 a.m. on March 28 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County on Oct. 3, 1906, a daughter of Gerhardt and Elizabeth Gerdesmeyer Cappel. Her husband, Martin Arnold, died on Jan. 11 this year. The Arnolds had operated Arnold's Store in Grafton for many years. Her survivors are one daughter, Mrs Evelyn Rosenthal of Peoria; a son, Vincent Arnold of Grafton; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cappel of Hardin; one sister, Mrs. Henry (Mae) Schoberend of Golden Eagle, Paul of Godfrey, Charles of East Alton and Jerome Cappel of LaGrange. Visitation was held at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home in Grafton where a prayer service was read Wednesday evening. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

ARNOLD, Fred W., born 18-04-1906, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 17-07-1959, buried 20-07-1959, St. Mary s Cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church in Grafton Monday morning, July 20, at nine o'clock for Fred W. Arnold of Grafton whose death occurred Friday, July 17, at 11:45 a.m., in an Alton Hospital. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Michael Sheehy and interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery at Brussels. Prior to the final rites friends called at Jacoby Brothers funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Arnold was a retired acid foreman at the Illinois Powder Company. He was a son of the late Lawrence J., and Johanna Frey Arnold and was born April 18, 1906, in Calhoun county. His age at the time of death was fifty-three years, two months and twenty-nine days. Surviving the decedent are five sisters, Mrs. Andrew Robeen of Hardin, Mrs. Albert Keehner of New Haven, Mo., Mrs. Vern Osborne of Golden Eagle, Mrs. Edith Plummer of Grafton and Mrs. Robert Redd of Alton, and three brothers...... [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

ARNOLD, Martin L., born 15-04-1904, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 11-01-1977, buried Scenic Hill Cemetery. Funeral Mass for Martin Lawrence Arnold, 72, owner and operator of Arnold's Grocery in Grafton, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Jan. 14 at St. Patrick's Church in Grafton with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial will be in Scenic Hill Cemetery. He died at 1:55 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born April 15, 1904 in Calhoun County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Arnold. Arnold was in the grocery business for 37 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Anna E. (Cappel) Arnold of Grafton; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Rosenthal of Peoria; a son, Vincent Arnold of Grafton; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Keehner and Mrs. Genevieve Redd of Alton; Mrs. Vern (Barbara) Osborne of Golden Eagle, and Mrs. Andrew (Maggie) Robeen of Hardin; nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home in Grafton after 4 p.m. Thursday. A prayer service will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

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