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CALVEY
David A. Calvey, 63 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 at his residence. David was born in Hardin, IL on May 16, 1947 a son to Donald C. and Coralee McBride Calvey. He married Lois E. Smith on June 3, 1967 at the United Methodist Church in Baylis, IL. David owned and operated Calvey Shell Service in Pittsfield and later owned the Calvey's Time & Fine Gems for twenty-two years in Pittsfield. He was a member of the El Dara Lodge #388 A.F. & A.M., Quincy Consistory, Life Member of NRA, and Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials. David enjoyed working on antique clocks, fishing, deer, duck and turkey hunting and shooting. He greatly loved his Cairn Terrier "Gerri". He is survived by his wife Lois, a son, Charles Joseph "Joey" Calvey and special friend Cecily Calvey, a daughter, Jacqueline Lee (Marc) Lumley of Pittsfield, four grandchildren, David Charles Calvey, Preston Tyler Lumley, Cora Elaine Calvey and Logan Allen Lumley. One brother, Rodney R. Walker of Dow, IL also survives. David was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, January 18, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic services by the El Dara Lodge #388 A.F. & A.M. being held at 7:30 p.m.
[Pike Press - submitted by Bill Browning]
CAPPS
Kampsville - Clyde J. Capps, 53, a grocer of Kampsville, died Wednesday at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. He was born in Pleasant Hill, Sept. 2, 1916. He leaves his widow, the former Mary Clendenny; three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Ewen and Mrs. Marilyn Johnson, both of Kampsville and Mrs. Susan Klunk of Alton; a son Daniel of Hamburg; and four grandchildren. Other survivors are two brothers, Carlo of California and Donald of Fosterburg; and seven sisters, Mrs. Maria Blaine, Mrs. Esther Anderson, Mrs. Lottie Welch and Mrs. Virginia Fish, all of California, Mrs. Dorothy Barton of Bowling Green, Mo., Mrs. Elizabeth Kilby of Louisiana, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Larson of Wisconsin. Friends may call after 3 p.m.today at the C. C. Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mozier Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Fox Creek Cemetery, near Kampsville.
[Alton Evening Telegraph. 30 Apr.1970 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]
CHAPPELL
Former Jerseyville resident Loriane L. Chappell, 90, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1992, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Granite City. She was a teacher in the Calhoun and Jersey County elementary school districts, retiring in 1968. Born on Sept. 1, 1901, in Byerton, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Ida Belle (Bovee) Freesmeyer. Her husband, Arthur Elmer "Hap" Chappell, died Feb. 20, 1950. Survivng are two daguhters, Sharon G. and Sandra K. Chappell, both of Granite City; two sons, Jack G. Chappell of Bridgeton, Mo., and Cletus B. Chappell of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother Frank "Bing" Freesmeyer of Jerseyville; and a sister, Lucille Winkler of Hardin. A son, Darrell Chappell; a sister, Aleta Surgeon; and a brother, Ralph Freesmeyer, preceded her in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Don Stratton will officiate. Burial is in Chappell Cemetery in Delhi.
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CHARLTON
Hardin- Gilbert Claud Charlton, 58, a motorman on the ferry boat at Kampsville prior to his illness, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Illini Hospital, Pittsfield, following a long illness. Mr. Charlton, who lived at Mozier, was born Nov. 26, 1909, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Charlton. His widow, the former Charlotte Swearingin, survives. He also leaves four daughters, Mrs. Donna Newingham, Nebo; Miss Claudette Charlton and Mrs. Virginia Halsey, Mozier, and Mrs Gladys Stelbrink, Kampsville; a son, William, Mozier; five sisters, Mrs. Irma Cravens, Modesto’ Mrs. Pearl Felter, and Mrs. Gladys Wilson, Moline; Mrs. Isa Griffin, Kane, and Mrs. Lulu Smith, Alabama. There are two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ, Mozier, followed by burial in Poore Cemetery. The body is at C.C. Hanks Funeral Home, Kampsville, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Wed. Nov. 29, 1967 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]
CHARLTON
Hardin - Mrs. Icey Charlton, 84, widow of William Charlton, died unexpectedly Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ralph Kitson, in Mozier, where she had resided since the death of her husband in 1945. Death was due to a coronary ailment. The former Miss Icye Dwyer, she was born Oct. 13,1873, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Dwyer. A brother, Daniel Dwyer of Mozier, and a sister, Mrs. Belle Martin of Hamburg, survive her. Graveside rites will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m., in Poore Cemetery by Elder Jesse E. Smith of the Church of Christ at Mozier. The body was moved from C.C. Hanks Funeral Home to the Kitson residence where friends may call after 4 p.m. today.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, October 17, 1957 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]
CHURCH.
Died 07-02-1955. Christian Science rites for George William Church, wholesale native lumber dealer, are being held this afternoon, February 10, at two o'clock at the Gubser Funeral Home with Miss Thelma Westerhold and Mrs. Harry Blish as Readers. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The death of Mr. Church occurred unexpectedly Monday afternoon, February 7, at two o'clock at his home, 413 East Spruce Street. The decedent was a son of the late Thomas and Mary Terneus Church and was born in Calhoun County on February 1, 1896, and his age at the time of death was fifty-nine years and six days. Nineteen years ago Mr. Church moved his family to Jerseyville where they have since resided. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Church, two sons, George and Edward Church of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Griffith of Palmyra; two brothers, Thomas Church of Grafton and Floyd Church of Hardin; four sisters, Miss Margaret Church of St. Louis, Mrs. Sadie Plummer of Batchtown, Mrs. Oka Ingersoll of Pittsfield and Mrs. Alice Oettle of Hardin, and six grandchildren.
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CLENDENNY
Allie Clendenny, who for the past ten years has been the Night Watchman at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, died at his home 208 McBride Street, Monday, November 11th, at three forty-five a m. He had been ill for the past week. The deceased was the son of the late James and Caroline Jones Clendenny, and was born in Mozier, Illinois, December 2, 1886. At the time of his death he was aged fifty-three years, eleven months and nine days. Mr. Clendenny is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lettie Clendenny; one son, James 0. Clendenney of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Ludwig of Jerseyville: and one sister, Mrs. J. O. Hanson of St. Louis. Funeral services were held at the Jacoby Brothers Chapel, Wednesday, November 13th, at two o'clock. The Reverend John A. Lampe, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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CLENDENNY
Arlis W. Clendenny, 67, of Canton, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 at St. Frances Hospital in Peoria. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Canton. Born March 21, 1933 in Pearl, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Esther Bissel Lane. She married Keith R. Clendenny of Canton Feb. 28, 1953 in Pittsfield and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Gregory K. Clendenny and Darren R. Clendenny both of Glasford, and Kevin D. Clendenny of Peoria; two daughters, Regina M. McQuethy of Peoria and Monica A. Clendenny of Canton; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; numerous cousins. Visitation was held Saturday at! Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Pearl. The funeral was conducted Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Pearl with Rev. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Green Pond Cemetery in Pearl.
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CLENDENNY
Mrs. Blanch Clendenny of Mozier, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec 28 1975 at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Surviving are her husband, Otis; a son, Robert of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Swearingen of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Joann Tepen of Carrollton; eigth grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Burial will be in Fox Creek Cemetery, near Mozier. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday before funeral time at the funeral home.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Carl Lee Clendenny, 33, of Mozier, died Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He was engaged in farming and construction. He was also a member of Nebo Baptist Church. Born October 22, 1965 in Pittsfield, he was the son of Charlene Sidwell Clendenny of Mozier and the late Elba E. Clendenny. Also surviving are one sister, Patricia Ann Clendenny of Ottawa; one brother, Robert Ray Clendenny of Mozier. He was preceded in death by on one half brother, Stephen Douglas Howland. Graveside services were conducted 1999 with Bro. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Hess Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Cary E. Clendenny, son of Jas. and Jane Kitson Clendenny was born July 14, 1866 in Pike county Missouri and died February 13; 1948 at his home in Mozier, Ill., having attained the age of 81 years, 6 months and 29 days. He, with his parents came from Missouri to Illinois when he was 5 years old. He remained at home assisting his parents with the usual farm work of those pioneer days and received his education in the Fox Creek district school. After growing to manhood Mr. Clendenny was united in marriage to Miss Celia Pontero, October 4, 1893. To this union 13 children were born namely: Lawrence, Merle and Mrs. Tony Otwell of Pleasant Hill; Otis, Gilbert, Louie and Mrs. Aloys Schlieper of Mozier; Leo of Hamburg; Mrs. Raymond Daniels and Mrs. Clyde Capps of Alton, Ill. Also Edith, Harry and Franklin who preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn his departure 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; four brothers: John of Hamburg; Amos of Belleview; Charles of Mozier and Logan of Jerseyville. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Thomas of Nebo and Mrs. Anna Ball of Belleview.
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CLENDENNY
Charles Roy Clendenny, son of James W. and Jane Kitson Clendenny, was born April 3rd, 1882, and departed this life Dec. 4th, 1965, having attained the age of 83 years, 8 months and one day. In early life he assisted parents with the usual farm work of pioneer days and received his education in the Fox Creek District School. After growing to manhood, Mr.Clendenny was united in marriage to Miss Elsie Cress, May 31, 1913. To this union five children were born, namely: Mrs. Fay Gray and Mrs. Florence Clements of Wood River, Mrs Thelma Puterbaugh, Hamburg, Mrs Estalene Fesler, New Canton, and Larry at Nebo. He also leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one brother Logan, with a host of other relatives and friends; great grandchildren and --?, Logan, with a host of other relatives and friends. In his passing, a kind father, esteemed citizen and devoted husband will be missed by all. Service were held at Bay Christian Church by Rev. Anderson of Hamburg, with burial at Summit Grove Cemetery.
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CLENDENNY
Claude Clendenny, 88, of Grant, NE, died Thursday, July 18, 1991 at the Grant Hospital. He was employed by Standard Oil in Venango, CO and later Sinclair Oil in Grant, NE. He later established the Highline Transfer and a produce business, transporting fruit and vegetables from Denver to North Platte. He also had served as a Perkins County deputy sheriff for six years. After his retirement, he enjoyed refinishing furniture. Born April 11, 1903 in Calhoun. County, he was orphaned as a young boy and was raised by his uncle and aunt, Amos and Olive Clendenny, and moved to western Nebraska as a young man. He married Viola Deardorf in Sterling, CO on December 21, 1929 and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon Urbach of South Bend, IN, Carolyn McKenzie of Hastings, NE and Barbara Morgan of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren. The body was cremated. Memorial services were held on Saturday, July 20, 1991 at the Grant Congregational Church with the Rev. Ed Zimmerman officiating. Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clendenny engaged in the occupation of fishing which he pursued for 5 years after which he became interested in the mercantile business opening a general store in 1892 in Mozier and later selling out and devoting his attention to agriculture pursuits having, purchased a model farm home near Belleview. After some years he re-entered the mercantile business in partnership with his brother, Jas. A. and son, Otis and was engaged in this occupation when the death messenger called him. As a farmer and merchant he was very successful. Mr. Clendenny had a charming personality, his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. He was always ready to render assistance to any one in need. His many acts of kindness and devotion will long be remembered by those who went to him for help and were always graciously received. His last illness extended over .a period of months during which time he suffered much, however he bore all suffering without complaint and during all his illness he kept on making plans for the happiness of others. In his passing; a kind fath­er. esteemed citizen, and devoted husband will be missed by all. Brother Homer A. Gay of Lebanon, Mo., officiated in the funeral services. G. H. Hobbs of Nebo, undertaker was in charge. Burial was in Fox Creek cemetery. The funeral was attended by a very large crowd and the floral offerings were many, which showed the high esteem in which Mr. Clendenny was held in life.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Dora U. Clendenny, 85, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at her home in Hamburg. She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Pleasant Hill, a daughter of the late Commadore Perry and Ada Maude (Ball) Shelton. A graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, she was Hamburg village treasurer for many years and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Pleasant Hill Chapter and a charter member of the Hamburg Mothers Club. A homemaker, she married Leo N. "Sam" Clendenny July 28, 1934, in Carrollton. He died Oct. 5, 1996. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Clendenny of Minooka, and Ed Clendenny of Pleasant; Hill; three daughters, Janice A. Aderton of LaSalle, Ill., Nancy J. Maddox of Petersburg, Ill., and Sandra J. Chronister of Little Rock, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; two brothers, Perry Shelton and Eddie Shelton, both of Jerseyville, numerous nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Joe and Lela Tosh of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by two sons, Joe and Nick Clendenny; a brother; and two sisters. Visitation was Friday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, where Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998. The Rev. Edward J. Maddox officiated. Burial was at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Elba E. Clendenny, 71, a retired farmer of Mozier, died at 4:58 a.m. Friday (Dec. 6, 1991) in his home. July 19, 1920, in Kamnsville, Mr. Mendenny was a son of Otho and Freda ?oiles Clendenny Sr. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Kampsville American Legion Post 1083. On Dec 30 1963 he married Charlene Sidwell in Pittsfield. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Clendenny of Marseilles; two sons, Robert and Carl, both of Mozier; a sister, Freda Guthrie of Pleasant Hill; and three brothers, Otho Jr., William and Leroy, all of Nebo. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Stephen D. Howland, and two sisters and a brother. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Pearl by Wilson Ramsey. Burial will be in Hess cemetery with graveside rites by American Legion Post 1083. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Mrs. Elsie Clendenny, 76, widow of Charles Clendenny of Mozier died in Garnett nursing home in Jerseyville, Tuesday morning, January 24, 1967 at 4. She had lived in the nursing home since October 14, 1966. Elsie May Cress was born in North Calhoun county, Sept. 6, 1890. She was married to Charles Clendenny in 1913. He was struck and killed by an automobile while crossing a street in Mosier a year ago. Survivors are one son, Larry of Pleasant Hill; and four daughters, Mrs. Fay Gray of Wood River, Mrs. Estalene Fester of New Canton; Mrs. Thelma Puterbaugh of Hamburg, and Mrs. Florence Clemments of Wood River; a brother, Bryan of Kampsville; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in the Christian church at Mozier with Rev. Joe Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Summit Grove cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Eva Clendenny, 88, of Pleasant Hill died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998 at the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center. Born Feb. 17, 1910 near Pattonsburg, Mo., she was a daughter of James Nelson and Mary Etta Hunt Daniel. She married Merle Clendenny May 4, 1929 at Pleasant Hill and he survives in Pleasant Hill. Also surviving are two sons, Gary (Jeanette) Clendenny of Jerseyville and Gordon (Marie) Clendenny of rural Nebo; five grandchildren, Judy Fuhler and Michael Clendenny of rural Nebo, Christopher Clendenny of Kampsville, Katrina Wellman of Quincy and Jay N. Clendenny of Jefferson City, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Glen, Dale, Dee and James Daniel. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill with Eldon Cook officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Eugene W. Clendenny, 54, of Dow, died Friday, October 16, 1981 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born in Belleview February 20, 1927, he was the son of Freeman and the late Mabel Johnson Clendenny. He was a pipe inspector at Laclede Steel in Alton and a WW II Veteran. He married Jessie Bock on October 16, 1979 in Jerseyville. Surviving besides his wife and father are four sons, William and James, both of Jerseyville, Joseph of Oxford, Wis., and Jeff of Alton; one step-son, Ernie McKinney of Kane; three daughters, Geraldine Patton of Jerseyville, Judy Mathews of Eldred and Janet Tripenbach of St Liberty; five step-daughters, Janice Smith of Mt Vernon, Judy Trochuck and Donna Clendenny, both of Jerseyville, Carol Kelly of Medora and Bonnie Puskar of West Virginia; 24 grandchildren. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was held Sunday, October 17, 1981 at the funeral home with Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial was in Summit Grove Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Mrs. Flossie P. Clendenny, 79, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday (Dec. 6, 1977) at 5:40 a. m. Pike County Hospital at Louisiana, Mo. after a long illness. Mrs. Clendenny was born in Calhoun County on Oct. 20, 1898, a daughter of Slocum and Alice Polies Clowers. She was a member of the Mozier Christian church, Pleasant Hill; American Legion Auxiliary; and the Rebeccas. She was married to L. A. (Jack) Clendenny, in Pleasant Hill, July 17, 1917. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Mr. Clendenny was a long-time John Deere dealer in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are the husband; a son, L. A. Clendenny, Jr., of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Imogene) Guthrie of Pleasant Hill, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Weeks of Pasco, Wash.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:30 pm. in the Ward-Lummis funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Maynard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Floyd Clendenny, 39, and his son Charles E. Clendenny, 18, A rural Kampsville father and son were pronounced dead on arrival at the Illini Hospital in Pittsfield at 11:20 p.m. Friday following a one car crash near Pearl. State Police identified the dead as Floyd Clendenny, 39, and his son Charles E. Clendenny, 18. Police said that the Clendenny auto driven by the father, was northbound on route 100 south of Pearl when the accident occurred. The Clendenny vehicle went out of control ran 300 feet down an embankment, struck a tree stump, overturned several times and came to a rest upright. Both victims were thrown from the car according to police reports. The bodies were taken to C.C. Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin.
[Alton Telegraph 1 Nov 1969, "Crash Near Pearl"- Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Franklin Harold Clendenny, Son of C. E. & Celia Clendenny, Born Feb. 3, 1904, Died Nov. 25, 1906, Aged. 2 years, 9 months and 22 days. "This lovely bud, so young, so fair, called home by early doom, just came to show how sweet a flower, in Paradise would bloom."

[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Mrs. Freda N. Clendenny, 74 of Nebo, died at her home Wednesday morning. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Freda Guthrie of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Cordelia Myers of Rock Island; five sons, Elbe, Edward, and William all of Pearl, Otho Jr. and Leroy, both of Nebo; 26 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Shelby of Michael, Fred of Kampsville, and Lawrence of Winchester, and three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Schumann and Mrs. Mildred Worth, both of Kampsville, and Mrs. Florence Moore of Coffeyville, Kan. The Rev. R. A. Badger will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Kampsville. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery. The body will be moved from the Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin to the church at 2 p.m. today, when visitation will begin at the church.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
HARDIN - Freeman Clendenny, 87, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, Oct 12, 1992, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. A grain livestock farmer, he was born in Belleview Oct. 6, 1905, a son of the late George Washington and Ella Martin Clendenny. He married the former Mabile Johnston in June 1926 and she died in 1980. He then married the former Mossie Elizabeth Ruyle March 17, 1980. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters, Marie Bick sad Violet Breden, both of Hardin; a stepson, Robert L. Anderson of Hardin; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 23 step- great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were two sons, Eugene and Floyd Clendenny; two grandsons;, a great-granddaughter; three brothers and three sisters. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin, where services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial is in Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
North Calhoun Resident Dies, G. W. Clendenny a highly respected citizen of North Calhoun died at the home of his son Orland Clendenny after an illness of only seven days. His death was caused from cerebral hemorrhage, and he had reached the age of 66 years. He was born near Baytown and here he lived most of his life and here he lived with his wife until her death in 1931. Mr. Clendenny will be missed because of his kindly and sympathetic manner, and honesty with all. Funeral services were held at the Poore cemetery last Saturday, Oct, 23, and were in charge of Rev. Ready of Kane, Illinois. John B. Sutter of Kampsville had charge of the final arrangements. George Washington Clendenny, the son of Andrew Branch and Minerva Clendenny Nykir born Dec. 4,1872 in the vicinity of Fox Creek. Here he spent his entire life until he was united in marriage to Ella Martin in the year of 1894 who departed this life March 11, 1931. To this union were born six children, namely: Otho, Orland and Freemon of Belleview, Andy of St. Charles, Mo., Mrs. Goldie Tharp and Mrs. Sylvia Smith of Belleview. One daughter Bertha preceded him in death several years ago. Uncle George as he was familiary called, was a kind father, a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. When still a young man he answered the call, and was baptized into the Church of Christ by Bro. Burns. At the time of his death he was making his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Orland Clendenny, where he received every care could do but the Heavenly; Father knew best. He leaves to mourn his departure, besides his children, twenty-two grandchildren, one-half brother Oscar Clendenny of Belleview, a host of other relatives and friends.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Gilbert A. (Gib) Clendenny, retired merchant and farmer and life-long resident of Mozier,died at Illini Community Hospital at 1:15 AM, July 8, 1974 at the age of 73 years. Gib had been in ill health for three years and had previously been a patient in the hospital. Mr. Clendenny was born April 3, 1904 at Mozier, a son of Carey and Cecelia Pontero Clendenny. He had lived in that community all of his life. His father was in the general store business for many years, and Gib started the G. A. Clendenny and Son Store, which is still in business as a newly re-modeled and modern store on route 96. Gib also owned farm land in the Sty Bottom area and was a member of the Pike-Calhoun County Sportsmen Club, being active in hunting and fishing all of his life and being well known by many sportsmen who enjoyed sports and wild life. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie G. Barnes, whom he married in Bowling Green, Mo. on Dec. 3, 1921, three sons, Bill and Terry Clendenny of Mozier; and Durlin Clendenny of Litchfield; five brothers, Leo Clendenny of Hamburg, Jack and Merle of Pleasant Hill, Louis and Otis of Mozier; three sisters, Mrs. Geneva Schleeper of Hardin, Mrs. Carleen Capps of Kampsville and Mrs. Cecelia Mae Ottwell of Mozier; and six grand-children. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Funeral services were held at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill on Wednesday, July 10, 1974 by Rev. William Schmidt, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church of Kampsville, and burial was in Fox Creek Cemetery, near Mozier. The Clendenny Store at Baytown was closed all day Wednesday honor of Mr. Clendenny.
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CLENDENNY
PLEASANT HILL, Ill. - Services for Harry W. Clendenny, 75, of Omaha, Neb., a former Calhoun County resident who died Saturday (July 15, 1972) morning in his home, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Ward Funeral Chapel. The Rev. William Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery. Mr. Clendenny was born in Mozier, Dec. 13, 1896, a son of Wesley and Alta Trowbridge Clendenny. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are four half brothers, Norvell Barnes of Hannibal, Marvin Barnes of Manhattan, Herman Barnes of Saverton, Mo., and Lee Barnes of Pleasant Hill, and two half sisters, Mrs. Chris (Gladys) Kuck and Mrs. Martin (Doris) Benz, both of Kampsville.
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CLENDENNY
J. Merle "J. M." Clendenny, 96, of Pleasant Hill, died May 9, 2003, at the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1906, at Mozier to Carrie Edward and Cecelia Assunta Pontero Clendenny. He married Eva Daniel May 4, 1929, in Pleasant Hill. She died December 26, 1998. Survivors are two sons: Gary Clendenny (wife Jeannette) of Jerseyville and Gordon Clendenny (wife Marie) of rural Nebo; five grandchildren, Judy Fuhler of Pleasant Hill, Michael Clendenny of rural Nebo, Christopher Clendenny of Kampsville, Katrina Wellman of Quincy, Jay N. Clendenny of Kansas City, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Geneva Schleeper of Pleasant Hill and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by seven brothers, L.A., Otis, Gilbert, Harry, Franklin, Lewis and Leo Clendenny and four sisters, Edith Clendenny, Jeanette Daniels, Carlene Capps and Celia Ottwell. Mr. Clendenny was a member of the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge #565 AF & AM for more than 75 years and had been active with the Pleasant Hill Lions Club for many years. He was one of the original school board members for the Pleasant Hill School district, and helped in establishing the unit's boundary lines in Pike and Calhoun Counties. He was a life-long Calhoun County farmer and was a member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau serving on its board of directors. He was a member of the Illinois Agricultural Association, the National Angus Association and served on the Pike County Fair Board. He was well-known for his baseball playing abilities in his younger years, playing for many amateur teams in the area, most notably the Nebo Colts in the mid 1920's. He was a former board member of the Crescent Heights Cemetery Association, was an avid genealogist, and a noted local historian. He was a staunch member of the Republican Party and enjoyed traveling and "jugging" for fish on the river. Funeral service was May 12, 2003, at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Paul White officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Pallbearers were Jay Clendenny, Mike Clendenny, Chris Clendenny, David Fuhler, David Wellman, Matt Fuhler and Nathan Fuhler.
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Laid to Rest, James A. Clendenny, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clendenny, was born August 30, 1861, at Paynesville, Mo., and departed this life on June 19, 1931, at hi:s home in Baytown, IL, having reached the age of 69 years, 9 months and 19 days. Together with his parents when he was but a child he came to Mozier, and remained faithful to his parents on the farm. After reaching young manhood he engaged in the trade of fishermam. He left this trade and took a partnership with his brother in the Clendenny Bros. Mercantile store at Baytown, but his health failed him some eighteen months ago and he was forced to retire and await his time until the Angel of Death called him. He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Jones in the year 1885 on April 23rd, by: Elder E. H. Burns at Belleview. To this happy union three children were born, namely Allice Clendenny of Jerseyville, Mrs Otis Hanson of St Louis, MO., and Viola Clendenny who died in infancy. His first wife also preceded him in death in the year 1898. In the year 1901 Mr. Clendennry was again united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Kellen of Mozieer, who besides his two children are left to mourn.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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James O. Clendenny, 93, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Oct. 8, 1915, in Belleview, Ill., died, Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Sycamore Village in Swansea, Ill. Mr. Clendenny was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He founded Quality Tool and Die in O'Fallon, Ill., in 1964 and continued to own and operate the business until his retirement in 1975. James was an antique and classic car collector and a member of American Legion Post 0137 in O'Fallon, Ill. James was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Nola M., nee Isringhausen, Clendenny; his parents, Allie and Lettie, nee Hubbard, Clendenny; a sister, Norma Brock; and a grandson, Ryan Clendenny. Surviving is his son Stephen J. (Linda) Clendenny of O'Fallon, Ill. Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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James W. Clendenny, J.W. Clendenny, 86 Died February 17, 1924, Mr. James W. Clendenny, one of Calhoun County's oldest citizens and a man of high standing and great prominence died at his home in Baytown, February 17, 1924. He was one of our county's earliest settlers. Mr. Clendenny was born July 4, 1837, in Henry Clendenny, Kentucky and at the time of his death was in his 86th his exact ages being 86 years 7 months and 13 days. In the year of 1860, or after reaching his 23rd year in life, he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Kitson, in Pike County, MO. and to this Union were born ten children, eight sons and two daughters. Two sons preceded the father to the great beyond, The aged companion, with the six sons and two daughters, one brother, 36 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and other relatives with a host of friends mourn his departure. He united with the Church of Christ when a young man and died in hope of redeeming love. He was a good citizen and neighbor, and affectionate husband and kind and loving father and will be greatly missed in the community where he resided. The remains were laid to rest in Fox Creek Cemetery after funeral services conducted by Elder John S. Wilson and the large crowd that gathered to pay last respects that the living has for the dead, showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held in life. Mr. Clendenny was a personal friend to the newsboys and we mingle our tears of sympathy with the bereaved ones over his departure. I would not live always to fear the tomb. Since Jesus was lain there, I dread not its gloom. There sweet be my rest till he bids me arise, To hail him in triumph, descending the skies.
[Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]
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John Clendenny Killed by Horse
Veteran Who Lived Near Jerseyville Is Run Down By Boy Rider
Friends of Jerseyville received news of the killing of John Clendenny, a well known resident of Mozier Landing, on Hamburg Bay, Calhoun County, who was run over by a horse ridden by a 14-year-old boy, George Clowers. Clendenny was knocked to the ground, falling head first. Concussion of the brain resulted. Doctor J.R. Vaughn of Hamburg, were called, but the patient died within 6 hours after being struck. He was 60 years old, a bachelor, and a veteran of the war between the States. Young Clower is said to have been under the influence of liquor, and to have ridden his horse along the highway at the place of the killing at a fast pace several times before Mr. Clendenny passed. Clowers was taken in custody shortly after the death.
[St. Louis Republic Wed. Sep. 10, 1902 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]
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John Henry Clendenny, son of James W. and Jane Kitson Clendenny was born Oct. 15, 1863 at Paynesville, Mo., and departed this life in the hospital at Pittsfield, Ill.. Nov. 30, 1956, having reached the age of 93 yrs., 1 mo. and 15 days. Mr. Clendenny came to Illinois in his early childhood with his parents who purchased a farm on Fox Creek where he grew to manhood, while assisting his parents in confronting the hardships and rigors of early pioneer life. He was united in marriage to Mary Lucrettia Roach in 1894 and to this union was born one son, Edward, who with his wife, preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn his departure two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ball of Belleview; Mrs. Sarah Thomas, Nebo; three brothers, Amos, of Belleview; Charles of Mozier, and Logan of Jerseyville; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Jennings of Macomb, Ill., two granddaughters, Mrs. Claud Freeman of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Velda Dacus, Atlanta, Ga., and a host of nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded him in death, namely, Asa, Richard, James A. and Cary E. Mr. Clendenny pursued the occupation of fishing and farming and upon retiring from these occupations he moved to Hamburg where he permanently resided. His last illness extended over a period of weeks during which time he suffered much. His many acts of kindness and devotion will long be remembered.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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PLEASANT HILL, Ill. - L. A. "Jack" Clendenny Sr., 88, of Pleasant Hill, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 28, 1985) in the Smith-Barr Nursing Home in Louisiana, Mo. after an extended illness. Mr. Clendenny was born in Mozier, July 15, 1897, a son of Carey and Cecelia Pontero Clendenny. He married Flossie P. Clowers in Pleasant Hill July 21, 1917. She died Dec. 6, 1977. Mr. Clendenny was the retired owner and operator of a John Deere Implement Dealership in Pleasant Hill from 1928 to 1974. He was a 52-year member of the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge 565, AF & AM; a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and a past member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. Surviving are a son, L. A. Clendenny Jr. of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Imogene) Guthrie of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Otis of Carrollton, Merle of Pleasant Hill and Leo of Hamburg; three sisters, Mrs. Carlene Capps of Kampsville, Mrs. Geneva Schlieper of Hardin and Mrs. Cecelia Ottwell of Taylorville; four grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with burial at Crescent Heights Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Kaye Leslie Wensel Clendenny quietly passed away after a long illness at 11:45 AM, October 6, 2015. Born May 10, 1945 to Everett & Gladys Radway Wensel at the Beloit Memorial Hospital Beloit, WI. Lived with her Mother and Step Father Howard "Cobbie" Rogers in Roscoe from 8 years old until going away to attend Nursing school. Graduated 1963 from Hononegah High School and the Rockford School of Practical Nursing in 1964. She worked at the Highland and St. Joseph Hospitals in Belvidere. She was at the Highland Hospital providing care to patients after the 1966 tornado. She also worked at several Joliet nursing homes, Aetna Insurance Company and as a nurse for East High School in Joliet, IL. Kaye married Jerry Clendenny in June of 1969 at the Roscoe Congregational Church that she attended and taught Sunday school there in her youth. Left to mourn her passing are her husband, daughters Kara Clendenny, Debra (Dennis) Sines,Overland Park, KS. Cheryl Clendenny and Grandson Bryan Clendenny, Marshal TX., Michelle West, Lafayette, TN.  Jerry and Kaye moved to and lived in Channahon for 15 years and then to Minooka, IL for 15years.  Kaye was a Village Trustee in Minooka for 8 years. She thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and all the people she met. In her work she helped to bring large businesses, and housing developers to provide homes and jobs to the area. After retirement they moved back to the Roscoe area settling in Machesney Park in 2004. She was passionate about gardening, flowers, bird watching, sewing, quilting and always up for a good political debate. Preceded by her parents, brother Duane Rogers of Beloit and very best friend, from third grade, Jane (Denny) Edlund of Roscoe/Rockford and very special nephew Jay Rogers of Roscoe.  Survived by husband Jerry, daughters, brother Kenneth Rogers, cousins John Radway, Pat and Larry Bankard, sister in-law Marilyn Rogers and very special niece Jeannie Wedel, Grand nieces and nephews and their children. There will be no services. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, assisted the family with arrangements.
[Unknown newspaper, c. October 2015]
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Keith R. Clendenny, 80 of Canton, formerly of Belleview, died at 5:16 a.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his residence in Canton with family by his side. Born May 30, 1930, in Belleview, Ill., the son of the late Oscar J. and Viola (Edwards) Clendenny, he married Arlis (Lane) Clendenny on Feb. 28, 1953, in Pittsfield. She died Aug. 9, 2000. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1982, after which he enjoyed farming. He was a proud member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau for 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Surviving are five children, Regina McCuistion, Greg Clendenny, Monica Clendenny, Kevin Clendenny and Darren (Sandra) Clendenny; six granddaughters; four great-grandsons; one brother, Ronald D. Clendenny of Nebo; four sisters, Emma Dell Gifford of Arnold, Mo., Leora Rhoades of Missouri, Madalene Wills of Godfrey and Phyllis VanStrein of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Pearl. Brother Wilson Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in Green Pond Cemetery in Pearl. Memorials can me made to Lunch with Friends through Canton YWCA.
[Published in Peoria Journal Star on April 5, 2011 - Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Laurence A. Clendenny Jr., 77, of Pleasant Hill died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born Sept. 18, 1927 on the family farm in Calhoun County to L.A. "Jack" and Flossie P. Clowers Clendenny. He married Shirley Raye Bartlett May 17, 1947 in Pittsfield and she preceded him in death Nov. 24, 2004. He was a Navy veteran of World Ward II, having served with the SeeBees and was a member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048. Laurence was a former Pleasant Hill firefighter and EMT. He was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge 565 AF and AM and was currently serving as lodge secretary. Laurence and his father owned and operated a John Deere dealership in Pleasant Hill for many years, selling the business in 1975. Laurence continued to work for the dealership until he retired in 1989. Following his retirement , he continued to repair farm equipment with his grandson at Clendenny and Jones Garage in Pleasant Hill. He enjoyed antique tractor pulling and working on tractors, bowling and playing computer games. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren especially attending their various activities. He is survived by one son, Jack (wife Sandy) Clendenny of Seiling, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Cathy) Hart of Fairhope, Ala.; five grandchildren, Bobby (wife Holly) Jones of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Scott (Kelly) Campbell of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. James (Brandi) Sheppard of Pittsfield, Mrs. Ryan (Wendy) Shireman of St. Louis, Mo. and Stacy Clendenny of Springfield; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Arnold Gene (Pam) Guthrie of Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; his. wife; a daughter, Charlotte Rae Jones; and a granddaughter, Neal Marie Clendenny, and a sister, Imogene Guthrie. Fuderal services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill officiated by Rev. Edward Maddox. Visitation was. Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Leo N. "Sam" Clendenny, 83, died Saturday, October 5, 1996 at Christian Hospital Northeast. He owned Leo Clendenny Excavating, which he started in 1956 and operated for 25 years, retiring in 1981. He was a 40-year member of Union Local 520 of Operating Engineers of East St. Louis; a 58- year member of Westgate Lodge 856 of Hamburg, where he served as Master; member of Mozier Christian Church, Belleville Consistory and Calhoun-Pike Sportsmen Club; a former member of the Hamburg School Board; trustee for Calhoun Unit District 40; and former mayor and councilman of Hamburg. Born November 23, 1912, in Mozier, he was the son of the late Carrie Edward and Celia A. Pontero Clendenny. He married the former Dora U. Shelton on July 28, 1934 in Carrollton. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry Clendenny of Minooka and Ed Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Janice A. Aderton of Paw Paw, Nancy J. Maddox of Petersburg and Sandra J. Chronister of Little Rock, AK; a brother, J. Merle Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Geneva Schleeper of Hardin and Celia Mae Ottwell of Jerseyville; 14 grandchildren; eight grandchildren. Two sons, Joe and Nick Clendenny, preceded him in death. Visitation was held Sunday evening at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. The funeral was conducted Monday, October 7, 1996 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Edward J. Maddox officiating.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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NEBO, ILL. - Leroy Clendenny, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. Leroy was born Nov. 27, 1934, near Pleasant Hill, a son of Otho S. and Freda Foiles Clendenny. He married Mary Lou Sidwell on Dec. 7, 1957 in Pittsfield and she died Jan. 11, 2009. Leroy was a longtime employee of the Pipefitters and Plumbers Union Local 137 in Springfield, Ill., retiring in December of 1997. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, refurbishing old tractors and machinery, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Leroy was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include three children, Tereasa (Donnie) Apps of Pittsfield, Ill., David (Cathy) Clendenny of Bethalto, and Richard (Lori) Clendenny of Nebo, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Chris (Amber) Apps, Patrick Apps, Lauren (Brad) Rayner, Andrea Clendenny, Kris Kunzeman, Paul Wilby and Brooke Wilby, eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary (Darrell) Grammer of Nebo, Ill.; and in-laws, Cletus Sidwell of Jerseyville, Maurice D. (Billie) Sidwell of Pittsfield, Nancy (Dick) Crockett of Pensacola, Fla., Jane (Jim) Herndon of Godfrey, Izzi Sidwell of Bethalto, Charlene Clendenny of Mozier, Ill., Florence Clendenny of Pittsfield, Rose Clendenny of Pittsfield, Viola Clendenny of Nebo and Rosemary Myers of White Hall, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sisters, Laveda Meginnis, Cordelia Myers and Freda "Nip" Guthrie; and by five brothers, Elba, Edward, William, Otho Jr., and Donnie Clendenny. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Kate Rucker for the loving care given to Leroy in his home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Nebo Cemetery, conducted by Jim Herndon. There is no visitation, but friends are invited to the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pike County Hospice or to the Spring Creek Fire Department. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Lewis K. (Short) Clendenny, 67, Mozier retired owner of Clendenny Boat and Motor, died at noon Saturday (April 29, 1978) in Jersey Community Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Belleview, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1910, the son of Carrie and Celia Pontero Clendenny. He was a member of the Westgate Lodge, No. 856, AS &ME of Hamburg and was president of the West Central Missouri Wolf Hunter's Association. He married Lottie Oden, Nov. 30, 1929 in Hardin. She survives. He is also survived by a --?, who survives. Mrs. Roberta Delaney, of Mozier; four brothers, Jack and Merle, of Pleasant Hill, Otis, of Carrollton, and Leo, of Hamburg; three sisters, Mrs. Carlene Capps, of Kampsville, Mrs. Geneva Schleeper, of Hardin, and Mrs. Cecelia Mae Ottwell, of Mozier; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Burial was in the Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Logan L. Clendenny, 84, of Jerseyville, formerly a resident of North Calhoun county died in Alton Memorial hospital Friday, Dec. 13, 1968. Mr. Clendenny was born at Mozier, Sept. 23, 1884, a son of the late James and Jane Clendenny. He was a member of the Eagles and IOOF Lodges at Jerseyville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Opal Peterson of Woodridge, Ill.; a son, Bernard of Farmington, Ill.; a granddaughter and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home in Jerseyville by Rev. Lomb, Purcell and burial was in Summit Grove cemetery at Kampsville.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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In memory of Lulu Clendenny, who died at her home two miles south of Belleview, after an illness of two weeks of typhoid fever. Lula was a kind and obedient daughter, of Branch and Eliza Clenderiny, and was a faithful worker of Christ. All was done that could he, by helping friends and physicians, but all was in vain, and at the last hour of the day on March 20th 1902, she closed her eyes in death to sleep in her peacefulgrave until the morning of the resurrection. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Burns at the Fox Creek school house and the remains were laid to rest in the Ox Creek cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends the deceased was 22 years and 7 months old and she leaves a father, mother, two brothers and one sister to mourn her loss.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Mrs. Mabel A. Clendenny, 70, of rural Nebo, died at 3:40 a. m. Tuesday (March 4, 1980) at Illini community Hospital in Pittsfield following an extended illness. She was born in Flat River, Mo., on Feb. 28, 1910, a daughter of John and Mae Ellis Johnston. She was married June 8, 1926, in Pittsfield, to Freeman Clendenny. He survives. She was a member of the Calvary Gospel Church in Summer Hill, Ill. She is also survived by a son, Eugene of Dow, IL.; a sister Mrs Marie Douglas of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and an infant sister.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Maggie (nee Sweazey) Clendenny Lewis, Memorial contributions may be made to American Alzheimers Association or the American Cancer Society. Maggie A. Lewis (nee: Sweazey) St. Charles, Missouri, August 16, 2003, age 91. Mrs. Lewis is survived by a stepson, Jessie Lewis of Wellsville, Missouri and a sister, Marie Wiedner of St. Charles, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Lester and Nettie Sweazey; her beloved spouse Clifford A. Lewis; three children by Andrew Clendenny: Nettie Meyer, Sylvia Hoelting and Lester Clendenny; a stepson, Robert Lewis; three brothers: Lawrence,Vernie and Jessie Sweazey and three sisters: Nellie Pollard, Virginia Morris and Ida Vollmer.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Marie O. Clendenny, 96, of Mozier, died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at her home. A homemaker, she was a member of the Mozier Christian Church and North Calhoun Women's Club. Born Dec. 18, 1904 in Mozier, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Ames Barnes. She married Gilbert A. Clendenny in 1921 and he died in 1974. Surviving are three sons, Durlin Clendenny of Litchfield and Bill and Terry Clendenny, both of Mozier; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Rine Clendenny. Visitation was held Saturday at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral was conducted Saturday, at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin with Rev. R. Ankney officiating. Burial was in Fox Creek Cemetery in Mozier.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Mary Lou Clendenny, 70, of Nebo died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born at home in Sideview Hollow, Spring Creek Township of Pike County Jan. 28, 1938 to Edgar B. and Emma M. Pruett Sidwell. She married Leroy W. Clendenny Dec. 7, 1957 in Pittsfield and he survives. Mary enjoyed working in her yard, mushroom hunting with her niece, Rosemary Grammer, and most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Leroy W Clendenny of Nebo; three children, Tereasa (husband Donnie) Apps of Nebo, David (wife Cathy) Clendenny of Bethalto, and Richard K. (wife Lori) Clendenny of Nebo; seven grandchildren, Chris (wife Amber) Apps, Patrick Apps, Lauren (husband Brad) Rayner, Andrea Clendenny, Kris Kurtzman, Paul Wilby and Brooke Wilby; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Kaitlyn and Jordyn Apps; two brothers, Cletus Sidwell of Jerseyville and Maurice D. (wife Billie) Sidwell of Pittsfield; two sisters, Nancy (husband Richard) Crockett of Pensacola, Fla. and Jane, (husband Jim) Herndon of East Alton; a sister-in-law, Izzie Sidwell of Alton; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Margie Kelly, and three brothers, John, Richard and Lyndle Sidwell. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Jim Hemdon. Burial will follow at the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9 am. until the time of services at the funeral home. The Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling arrangements.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Mary Lucretia Roach Clendenny was born Feb. 9th, 1873, and departed this life Oct. 17, 1956, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was the daughter of William and Myra Melvina Roach. She grew to womanhood on West Panther Creek in Calhoun County.
She was married to Hezekiah McIntire in 1890, to which union was born one daughter, Mrs. Harry Jennings of Macomb, Ill. After the death of Mr. McIntire she was united in marriage to John H. Clendenny in 1894 and to this union was born one son, Edward, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1953. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, who is critically ill, one daughter, Mrs. Harry Jennings; one sister, Mrs. Stella Jeffries of Connecticut and one brother, Emmet Roach of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Mrs. Velda Dacus of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Erma Freeman of Pleasant Hill; one grandson, Harry Lee Jennings of Elgin, Ill.; 2 great grandchildren, Mrs. Keith Booth of Nebo and J. C. Freeman of Pleasant Hill; 2 great great grandchildren, Judy and Mickey Booth; also reared one niece,Sharon Roach. Six sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death, namely: Lula Phillips, Laura Kirk, Clara Higgison, Lily Wodds, Anna Anthony, Sally Burris, Anderson Roach and James Roach. Besides those mentioned she leaves many nieces, nephews and numberless friends. She was known for her love of company and great hospitality, and her greatest pleasure was in doing something to make others happy. Her many acts of kindness and devotion will long be remembered by those who went to her for help and were always graciously received. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Hamburg Methodist Church by Rev. Robert Berry, assisted by Rev. Virgil Elmore, with Hanks Funeral Service in charge.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Hardin - Mrs. Mary M. Clendenny, 50, of Hamburg, died Thursday at 1:40 a.m. in Illini Hospital, Pittsfield, where she had been a patient for two days. Her husband, Edward Clendenny, preceded her in death in 1954. A daughter of the Late Charles and Mary Barrowman Wells, she was born in Calhoun County, where she spent nearly all of her life. Her only immediate survivor is a brother, Larnel Walls of Ontario, Calif. The body is at her late home in Hamburg where friends may call until Saturday afternoon, when it waill be moved to the Hamburg Methodist Church for services at 1:30 p.m., to be conducted by the Rev. Virgil Elmore. Burial will be in Hamburg Cemetery.
[Posted in the Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, February 3, 1956 - Submitted by Bill Browning]

[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Funeral services for Mayo Lee Clendenny, 40, of Belleview, who died Monday, June 2. 1969 at 1:30 p.m. in Blessing Hospital at Quincy, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist church in Belleview. The Rev. William Bailey officiated. Burial was in Fox Creek cemetery in Calhoun county. Mr. Clendenny died soon after suffering a heart attack in the Hotel Quincy. He was a carpenter for the construction company. He was born at Belleview, November 3, 1928, a son of Oscar and Viola Edwards Clendenny. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are the mother of Belleview; a daughter, Miss Jo Ann Clendenny of Brussels; four brothers, Paul of Godfrey, Keith of Bartonville, Warren of Pleasant Hill and Ronald of East Alton, and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Bell Grifford of St. Louis, Mrs Leora Rhodes of Lutesville, Mo., Mrs. Madelene Wills of Mahomet and Mrs. Phyllis Van Street of Independence, Mo.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Mossie Elizabeth Anderson Clendenny, 92, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. 1997 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. A homemaker, she was a restaurant worker in Hardin for many years and a member of the Hardin Baptist Church. Born July 9, 1904, in Bellview, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Addie (Jones) Ruyle. She married Robert W. Anderson on May 1, 1923, and of this union were born three children. He died March 13, 1959. Surviving are two daughters, Marie Bick of Hardin and Violet Breden of Hardin; 10 grandchildren, Gary Anderson, Robeta Becker, Mary Cummings, Karen Hanneken, Eugene, Jim and Don Breden, Ruth Johnson, Janet Droege and Jane Brangenberg; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a, son, Robert L. Anderson, a great-grandson, Daniel J. Long, two sisters, two brothers, and two husbands, Orville Webb and Freeman Clendenny. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until services at 11 a.m. today at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin with the Rev Paul D. Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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SEILING, Okla. - Neali Marie Clendenny, 17, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Monday, May 24, 1993, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Springfield, Mo. She was a 1993 graduate of Seiling High School and a member of First United Methodist Church of Seiling. The daughter of Reba (Lawson) Rhodes of New Canton and Jack Clendenny of Seiling, was born June 14, 1975, in Tucson Ariz. Surviving in addition to her parents are her stepmother, Sandy Clendenny of Seiling; her stepfather, Robert Rhodes of New Canton; her grandparents, Marie Lawson of Atlas and Lawrence and Shirley Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; and five sisters, Brandi Clendenny of El Reno, Okla., Stacy Clendenny of Nebo and Mandy, Shala and Stacie Petty, all of Seiling. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Seiling High School Auditorium. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. David Ford will officiate. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill is in charge of local arrangements.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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HAMBURG, Ill. - Nick Clendenny, 54, of the Residential Care Center in Troy, formerly of Hamburg, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 12, 1990) at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after a lengthy illness. Mr. Clendenny was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Hamburg, a son of Leo N. and Dora U. Shelton Clendenny. Mr. Clendenny had been employed by Leo Clendenny Excavating. He also was a member of the Hamburg Methodist Church. Survivors include his parents of Hamburg; two brothers, Jerry Clendenny of Minooka and Ed Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; and three sisters, Janice Aderton of Paw Paw, Nancy Maddox of Petersburg and Sandra Chronister of Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Clendenny was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Clendenny. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Ward-Loomis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill by the Rev. Edward Maddox. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Visitation will from noon until time of services today.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
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Nola Mariel Clendenny, nee Isringhausen, 87, of Swansea, Ill., born Mary, 5, 1918, in Jerseyville, Ill., died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill. Mrs. Clendenny was a homemaker. She with her husband of 67 years, co-owned Quality Tool & Die in O'Fallon, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Susie Mariel, nee Baker, Isringhausen. Surviving are her husband, James Clendenny of Swansea, Ill.; her son, Steve (Linda) Clendenny of O'Fallon, Ill.; and a grandson, Ryan Clendenny of O'Fallon, Ill., No visitation. Funeral services were held privately, with the Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
[Belleville News-Democrat, The (IL) - Monday, March 20, 2006 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]
CLENDENNY
PLEASANT HILL, Ill. - Mrs. Olive M. Clendenny, 94, of the Calhoun Care Center in Hardin, died at 3:15 pm., Saturday (March 19, 1983) in the care center following a lengthy illness, She was formerly of Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Clendenny was born in Calhoun County on Dec. 17, 1888, the daughter of John and Susan Hubbard Martin. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ. She married Amos Clendenny. He died in 1960. Mrs. Clendenny is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ, the Rev, Wilson Ramsey conducting. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements. Friends may visits at the Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Monday.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
HARDIN -- Otho L. Clendenny, a retired farmer of near Pearl, died at 7 a.m. Sunday in Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield. He was 66. The body is at the C. C. Hanks Funeral Home Kampsville, where friends may call after 2:30 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church Kampsville, with L. E. Manchester officiating. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery. Mr. Clendenny was born at Mozier, Dec. 12, 1896, to the late Mr. and Mrs. George Clendenny Survivors are his wife, the former Frieda Foiles; two daughters, Mrs. Frieda Guthrite, Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Cordelia Myers, Rock Island: five sons, Elba, Leroy and Otha Jr., Nebo. and Edward and William, Pearl, and two grandchilldren, Rosemary and Donnie, who were reared in the Clendenny home.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Otho "Junior" Clendenny, 60 of Nebo, died Monday June 14 1993 at his river camp near Meredosia. Born Jan 8 1933 in Calhoun County, he was the son Otho Logan and Fredia Foiles Clendenny. He married Viola F Shaw July 3 1953 in Calhoun County and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ronald and Randy Clendenny, both of Nebo: two brothers, william Clendenny of Pittsfield, and LeRoy Clendenny of Nebo, one sister Freda Guthrie of Pleasant Hill: five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Lee Clendenny, two sisters, two brothers and his parents. Mr Clendenny, an Army veteran of the Korean War, was a former member of the Kampsville American Legion. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Nebo Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Otis F. Clendenny, 88, of the Reisch Memorial Nursing Home, Carrolton, and formerly of Mozier, died at 10 p.m. Sunday (April 10, 1988) in the nursing home. Mr. Clendenny was born May 9, 1899 in Mozier, the son of Cary and Cecelia Pontero Clendenny. He married Blanche E. Burge on Jan. 21, 1919 in Hardin. She died Dec. 28, 1975. Mr. Clendenny operated he Clendenny General Merchandise store in Mozier for many years. Survivors include a son, Robert Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Swearingin of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Joann Tepen of Carrolton; two brothers, Merle Clendenny of Pleasant Hill and Leo Clendenny of Hamburg; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Schleeper and Mrs. Cecelia Ottwell both of Hardin; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also preceding him were two sons, a daughter, three brothers and two sisters. Services in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill by the Rev. Wayne Ward. Burial in Fox Creek Cemetery near Mozier.
[Contributed by Billie Browning - from the Harman House Obituaries]
CLENDENNY
Paul Clendenny of Mozier; was instantly killed Tuesday, night about 7 p. m. when his car crashed headon into a southbound car driven by Mrs. Eugene Anderson of Belleview. He was about 40 years of age. Apparently he was on his way to his home on the G. A. Clendenny farm in Sny Bottom the accident occured north of Bellview near the Saylor home. Mrs. Anderson was on the way to church with five children with her in the car. She was seriously injured and was taken to the Pittsfield hospital. The children were not seriously hurt, it was reported. Both cars were badly damaged. Paul was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis (Bill) Clendenny of Mozier. He is survived by his wife, his parents and a brother, Bill, Mozier's Postmaster. Other relatives and many friends with the News joins in Sympathy to the family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this writing. "Former Alton Man Killed In Head-On", Paul Clendenny, 46, of Mozier a former Alton resident, was killed in a head-on two-car crash near Belleview in Calhoun County Tuesday evening, Illinois State Police told the Telegraph. Clendenny, a former employee of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. who lived in Alton until five years ago, was pronounced dead by Dr. Eugene Goodmay of Pleasant Hill at the accident scene. Two occupants of the other car, Mrs. Eugene Anderson of Nebo, and her son, Michael, 10, here taken to Pittsfield Hospital. Clendenny is survived by his widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Clendenny, Mozier; a brother, William, postmaster at Mozier, and two sisters. The body is at the Warren Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, pending arrangements
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Paul Calvin Clendenny, 74, of Godfrey, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001. at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born May 30, 1927 in Belleview, he was a son of Oscar Jack and Viola Edwards Clendenny. He married Mary Ellen Roberts and she survives. He was a 37-year employee of Laborers Local 218 in Granite City. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Panama Canal. He enjoyed raising foxhounds and fox hunting, with his friends. Survivors include his wife of 48 years; two sons, Calvin Clendenny (special friend Marlinda Birkner) and David Clendenny (wife Patty); one daughter Mrs. Butch (Janet) Baisden; two brothers, Keith and Ronald Clendenny; four sisters, Emma Gifford, Leora Rhodes, Magdalene Wills, and Phyllis Vanstrien; two grandchildren, Tyleia Robinson and P.J. Clendenny and two great-grandchildren, Joey and Shane Robinson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cork and Warren Clendenny. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Rev. Wilson Ramsey. Burial was at Fox Creek Cemetery in Mozier. Casket bearers were Calvin Clendenny, Gus Wills, Raymond Brown, P.J. Clendenny, Herbie Griffin, Richard Brown, Robert Ghrist, and Todd Miller, his best friend and hunting buddy.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Otis F. "Bill" Clendenny, 88, of Reish Memorial Nursing Home, formerly of Mozier, Ill., died Sunday, April 10, 1988 at 10 p.m. at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home, Carrollton. He was born May 9, 1899 in Mozier, son of Cory and Ceclia (Pontero) Clendenny. On January 21, 1919 in Hardin he married Blanche E. Burge. She preceded him in death December 28, 1975. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Betty Swearingin of Cottage Hills and Mrs. Joann Tepen of Carrollton; one son, Robert Clendenny of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merle Clendenny of Pleasant Hill and Leo "Sam" Clendenny of Hamburg; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Schleeper and Mrs. Cecelia Ottwell of Hardin. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at Ward Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 13, 1988 at the funeral home with Brother Wayne Ward officiating. Burial was in Fox Creek Cemetery near Mozier. He was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
PLEASANT HILL - Robert C. "Bill" Clendenny, 64, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1993, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Mozier and Michael for 30 years, retiring in 1984 as postmaster, and was also employed by the ASCS Office in Hardin from 1968-92. A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, he was a member of Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048. Born Nov. 5, 1928, in Mozier, he was the son of the late Otis F. and Blanche E. (Burge) Clendenny. He married the former Joyce Jean Martin Nov. 5, 1955, in Jerseyville, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Herron and Shelly Prater, both of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren; and two sisters, JoAnn Tepen of Carrollton and Betty Swearingin of Cottage Hills. Preceding him in death were two brothers and a sister. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, where services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday. David Ford will officiate. Burial is in Indian Creek Cemetery near Hamburg.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Ryne Patrick "Boo" Clendenny, four-year-old son of Todd and Sandra Clendenny of rural Nebo, died Friday, May 26, 2000 in St. Louis Children's Hospital following a lifelong illness. He was born Nov. 19, 1995, in Quincy, son of Todd and Sandra Kay Hendrickson Clendenny. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Ashley Clendenny of the home; grandparents, Richard and. Dorothy Hendrickson of Pleasant Hill and Terry Don and Delcenia Clendenny of rural Mozier; great-grandmothers, Mary Quait and Caroline Hendrickson, both of Pleasant Hill, and Marie Clendenny of Mozier; three uncles, Terry Clendenny of Mozier, Tim Clendenny of Pleasant Hill and John Hendrickson of Little Rock, Ark.; aunts, Kim Howard or Sherwood, Ark. and Jeri Lynn Hart of Batchtown; and numerous cousins. He was preceded by a grand-mother, Sherrie Hendrickson. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Brother Bob Hammitt officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Casket bearers were Terry Lee Clendenny, Randy Clendenny, Jim Gunterman and Randy Waters.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Funeral services for Sammy Joe Clendenny, 24, of Hamburg; who died Monday, Feb. 2, 1970 at 11:30 a. m. in his home; were held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. in the Ward funeral chapel. Burial was to Crescent Heights cemetery. Mr. Clendenny was born Pleasant Hill, June 21, 1945, a son of Leo and Dora Shelton Clendenny. He was a member of the Hamburg Methodist church. He served in the army for 2 years where he was stationed in Korea for a year and was employed in Hamburg as a machine operator since his discharge. Surviving are his parents; three brothers: Jerry of Belvidere, Nick of Hamburg, and Carey Edward of Wood River, and three sisters, Mrs. George (Janice Ann) Aderton, of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Edward (Nancy Jane) Maddox of Waterloo and Mrs. William (Sandra Joyce) Chronister of St. Louis.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Shirley Clendenny, She was born July 22, 1929 in Holton, Kan. to Ray and Mary Westcott Bartlett. She married Laurence A.Clendenny Jr., May 1.7, 1947 and he survives. She was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She worked as a bookkeeper at Clendenny Garage in Pleasant Hill and later worked as a home health aide for the Pike County Health Department, retiring in 1994. She volunteered for the Fairfield Library It in Pleasant Hill and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens. She enjoyed drinking coffee at Pam's Cafe in Pleasant Hill and eating out with family and friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially attending their various activities She is survived by her husband, Laurence Clendenny Jr. of Pleasant Hill; one son, Jack (wife Sandy), Clendenny of Seiling, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Cathy) Hart of Fairhope, Ala.; five grandchildren, Bobby (wife Holly) Jones of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Scott (Kelly) Campbell of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. James (Brandi) Sheppard of Pittsfield, Mrs. Ryan (Wendy) Shireman of St. Louis, MO., and Stacy Clendenny of Springfield; five step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren seven step-great-grandchildren; one brother, John (wife: Juanita) Bartlett of St. Charles, Mo; two sisters, Betty Mooney of Pleasant Hill and Doris Gray of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Charlotte Rae: Jones; and a granddaughter, Neali, Marie Clendenny. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Paul White officiating. Burial was at Crescent Height Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held from 9 am until time of services. Casket bearers were Bobby Jones, Scott Campbell, Jim Sheppard, Ryan Shireman, Ray Jones and Devin Campbell.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Stevie Lee Clendenny, 28, of Wood River, IL, was pronounced dead at 12:59 p.m. Monday, April 17, 1989, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Clendenny was formerly a dockhand for Consolidated Freightways of St. Louis. Born in Pittsfield, he was the son of Larry Clendenny of Wood River and Iva Jean (Starman) Clendenny of Bethalto. In addition to his parents, surviving are two daughters, Haley Clendenny of E. Alton and Krisica Clendenny of Wood River; his fiance, Mandy Gray of Wood River; and four brothers, Greg Clendenny of Godfrey, Darrell and Devin Clendenny, both of Wood River, and Terry Clendenny of Cottage Hills. Visitation was held Wednesday. Services were conducted Thursday, April 20, 1989, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The Rev. Maurice Burgund officiating. Burial was in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana. A coroner's inquest is pending.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
Belleview. - Mrs. Viola Clendenny, 70, of Belleview, died Monday (Nov. 1, 1976) at 2:40 p.m.at St. John's Hospital, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church in Kampsville. The Rev. William Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Fox Creek Cemetery in Mozier. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Clendenny was born April 18 1906, in Batchtown, a daughter of Milton and Anna Kraut Edwards. She attended the Lutheran church. She married Oscar Clendenny, May 11, 1926 in Jacksonville, Illinois. He died May 17, 1955. Surviving are three sons, Paul Clendenny of Godfrey, Keith of Canton, Ill., and Ronald E.of East Alton; four daughters, Emma Dell Gifford of St. Louis, Mrs. Leora Rhoades of Lutesville, Mo, Mrs. Madalene Wills of Sadorus and Mrs. Phyllis Van Strien of Augurn; two brothers, Carl Edwards of Nebo. and Ernest Edwards of Nachitoches, La. three sisters, Edith Edwards of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Dorothy McNulty of Hannibal and Mrs. Marian Procter of Beverly Hills, Calif., 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
A Calhoun County resident was burned to death in his car when it caught fire in Meredosia, Ill. lLast Thursday night. Warren J. Clendenny of north Calhoun County was killed when his car caught fire behind a tavern about 2:15 a.m., Morgan County police said. An employee of the tavern had checked on Clendenny about 2 am. and reported he was sleeping in his car with the motor running but was alright at the time. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Viola (Edwards) Clendenny of Belleview; four children, Steve, Sheri, Jackie and Brenda, all of Pleasant Hill; three brothers; Paul of Godfrey; Keith of Canton, Ill. and Ronald of East Alton; and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Dell Gifford of St. Louis, Mrs. Leora Rhodes of Lutesville, Mo., Mrs. Madeline Wills of Sadorus, Ill. and Mrs. Phyllis Beck of Pittsfield. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Dec 7,1974 at the Mozier Church of Christ offlcated by Wilson Ramsey. Burial was in Fox Creek Cemetery.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLENDENNY
William G. "Bill" Clendenny, 77, of Pittsfield, IL died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1931 in Kampsville to Otho L. and Freda N. Foiles Clendenny. Bill married Florence Wheeler March 6, 1952 in Pittsfield and she survives. He had been employed by the Columbiana Seed Company at Eldred and Time and more recently was employed by FS and the Richter Company. Bill enjoyed camping and fishing and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Florence Clendenny of Pittsfield, six children, Gary Clendenny, Gail (husband Roger) Walston, Larry Clendenny, Merlin Clendenny, Marilyn (husband Randy) Baughman, and Laura (husband Bill) Grimsley, all of Pittsfield; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy (wife Mary) Clendenny of Nebo, several nephews and nieces, including a special niece, Rosemary Grammar of Nebo. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Elba, Edward and Junior Clendenny; three sisters, Cordelia Myers, Freda Guthrie and Lavita McGinnis; a granddaughter, Jennifer Clendenny and by a nephew, Donnie Myers. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Bro. Don Crater. Burial followed at the Summit Grove Cemetery near Kampsville. Visitation was held from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill is handling the arrangements.
[Submitted by Bill Browning]
CLONGINER
Arthur G. Cloninger Died January 12, Arthur G. Cloninger, 73, died at his home near Rockport, Thursday, January 12, 1967. He formerly lived at Kampsville. he moved to Rockport eight years ago. Mr. Cloninger was born July 11, 1893, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cloninger, poineer citizen of North Calhoun. Surviving are his widow, the former Allie Reed; three daughters, Mrs. Vernita Roady of Moline, Mrs. Dixie Poor of Rockport and Mrs. Wilda Howland of Kampsville; two brothers, Chester and Lewis of Kampsville; two sisters, Mrs. Dewey Barnes of Hamburg and Mrs. Lester Shaw of Nebo, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Hanks funeral home in Hardin by Rev. Ralph Anderson and burial was in Summit Grove cemetery.
[Family Clippings, Submitted by Cherly Clendenny]
CLONGINER
James L. Cloninger Died Monday, James L. Cloninger, 95, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie Altizer at 3 Monday morning, Aug. 7, 1967. Mr. Cloninger was born in Calhoun county July, 9, 1872, a son of Phillip and Mary Foiles Cloninger. He was married to Nellie Nicholas at Belleview April 7, 1895. His early life was spent farming and for many years he was a blacksmith until he retired. He was a member of the Baptist church at Hillcrest. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Altiser of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Andrew ( Bertha) Wintjen of Hamburg; two brothers, Charles and John Cloninger of Bethalto; four granchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Ward funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9 with the Rev. Joe Maynard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
[Family Clippings, Submitted by Cherly Clendenny]
CLOWERS
Funeral services for Clifford Clowers, 71, retired carpenter, who died Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Summit Groves Presbyterian Church, Calhoun County. Burial will be in Summit Groves Cemetery. The body is at Gent Chapel where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today and until 10 am.m Saturday when the body will be moved to the church. Mr. Clowers, who resided at Rt. 1 Jerseyville, suffered a heart attack three weeks ago. Following the seizure he was hospitalized and after treatment returned home. He re-entered the hospital last Sunday. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Clowers, he was born April 11, 1888, at Mozier, in Calhoun County. While residing at Mozier he affiliated with the Church of Christ. He had resided in Alton area for the past 20 years, coming here from Calhoun County. Mr. Clowers was a member of Alton local of the carpenters union until time of his retirement four years ago. He had followed his trade and been in the general contracting business for many years. His first wife, the former Nellie Clendenny, died a number of years ago and in 1947 he was married to Stella Brinkley, who survives him. Also surviving are three sons, Jess, Clifford, Alton, and Milo, Mozier: a step-daughter, Mrs. John Streich, Alton: three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Clendenny, Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Lola Foiles, Mozier, and Mrs. Bertha Weeks, Toppenish, Wash., a brother, George, Toppenish, 21 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
[Alton Evening Telegraph Thu. Mar. 31, 1960 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]
CLOWERS
George H. Clowers, 75 of Toppenish, Wash., died Tuesday March 23 at Yakima Memorial hospital, Yakima, after a long illness. Mr. Clowers was born at Mozier in Calhoun county. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Kenneth Clowers of Yakima, and John Clowers of Missouri; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Remillard of Walla Walla, Wash., and three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Clendenny of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Lola Foiles of Mozier, and Mrs. Bertha Weeks of Toppenish, Wash. Funeral services were held Friday afternoo at 2 at Hopkins Watson Mortuary, Toppenish with Oscar Lindseth, pastor of the Toppenish Assembly of God church. Burial was in Zillah cemetery. From Kathy Robinson's notes: Mr. Clowers was born Feb. 18, 1890 in Audrain County, Missouri and died in Yakima, Washington on March 16, 1965.
[Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas]
COLEMAN
Mary Ann Coleman, 85, died at 12:30 pm Feb. 14 at her residence, 411 E. Exchange St. Jerseyville. She was born in Calhoun county, June 13 1893, a daughter of John W. and Annie Sheridan Plummer. Her survivors are her husband, Thomas H. Coleman whom she married March 4 1923; one son, Herbert Coleman of Jerseyville; two sisters, Nora Carpenter of Grafton and Bessie Plummer of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Visitation is Friday from 3 to 9 pm at Jacoby Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Feb 17 at Jacoby Funeral Home by the Rev. James Pepper. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
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CONNELL
Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Connell, were held in Hanks funeral home in Hardin, Friday afternoon. Mrs. Connell, 55, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Ulery was at Hardin, Ill., Nov. 11, 1906. Bonnie lived in Pleasant Hill with step-father and mother, the Dr. Clifford Burbridge and wife. She attended Pleasant Hill schools. Mrs. Connell lived in South Carolina for several years. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are two half-brothers, Jesse Burbridge of Springfield, Ill., and Aloys Burbridge of Louisiana, Mo. Mrs. Connell died Feb. (no day available) 1962 in Charlotte, North Carolina and is buried at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois.
[Unknown newspaper, Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.]
COOK
Former Jerseyville resident Marie Inman Cook, 80, died at 9 a.m. Friday, April 12, 1991, at home. In 1946, she and her three brothers purchased the Inman Department store in Jerseyville from their father. She later bought out her brother's interest in the business and operated it until retiring in 1963. She also operated a childrens' clothing shop in Jerseyville from 1952-1962. Born in Calhoun County, on June 13, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Allen C. and Cuba M. (Coughlin) Inman. She was married to the late U. Grant Prater. On Nov. 14, 1954, she married Rex M. McCann, and he later died on May 19, 1959. She later married George W. Cook on Oct. 4, 1965 and he died May 19, 1978. Surviving are two sons, G. Barney Cook of Toledo and Dr. Neal B. Prater of Clinton, S.C.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack G. Inman of Carrollton and James C. Inman of Palm Springs, Calif. A brother, Dale Inman, preceded her in death. Visitation is from 1 p.m. Monday until service time at 2 p.m. at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
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COPE
Mrs. Bertha Cope, 19 years, died at home in Grafton, Jan. 6, the eldest daughter of Samuel Dalahite. Born in Calhoun Co., lived in Grafton last few years. Leaves husband, Daniel Cope, one son, father Samuel Dalahite, one sister - Miss Mildred Dalahite of Alton, Aunt and Uncle Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sikes. Funeral from home. Rev. Mr. Rhine - Burial in Hartford Cemetery.
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COPE
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Irene Cope of Grafton was conducted at 2p.m. Thursday at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert Patterson. Burial was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. She died unexpectedly at 12:35 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Jerseyville Care Center where she had been a short time. She was born Oct. 10, 1902 in Calhoun County, a daughter of Jesse and Myrtle Shannon Foval. Mrs. Cope was a past matron of Chapter 318 Grafton Order of Eastern Star where she was a 50-year member. She was survived by a daughter, Dorothy Bell of Fairview Heights; one son, Loren Russell Cope of St. Louis and a brother Russell Foval of Decatur; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Clinton Cope, and one brother preceded her in death. Eastern Star services were conducted Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
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CRADER
Sarah E. Crader, who was born in Calhoun County, Ill., August 16, 1846 and departed this life August 3, 1907, at her home near Point Pleasant. On September 14, 1862, she was married to A.A. Gilbert to which union were born 15 children, 11 of whom, 8 sons and 3 daughters survive to mourn the loss of a most kind and loving mother. Her children are John A. of Hargraves, Kans.; Leonard A. and Lowe P. of Hays City, Kans.; George A. of McCook, Nebr.; Oscar A. of Oklahoma; Mrs. Amanda E. Sisco, of Wakarusa, Kans.; Arthur M. and Mrs. Carrie Hastings, of Topeka; Ada M., Leroy L. and Grove O. who remain at home. In 1878 she moved with her family to Ellis county, Kansas and in 1893 to Jackson county where she has since resided. In 1892 she was converted to Christ and has since lived a devout Christian life. She was a member of the M.E. church and will be greatly missed in the church and by her many friends as well as by her sorrowing family. The funeral was held from the Point Pleasant church which would not hold the many friends who came to pay their last respects to their departed friend. After services conducted by Rev. Masters all that remained of sister Gilbert was laid to rest in the Bloomfield Cemetery. (located in Jefferson County, Kansas near Rock Creek.)
[Holton Recorder, Holton, KS Aug. 22, 1907 - Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]
CUNNINGHAM
Died 21-02-1952, Grant Cunningham, a retired farmer of Grafton, died at six-ten o'clock Thursday morning, February 21, in Alton where he had resided for the past year and a half. Mr. Cunningham was a native of Calhoun County. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cunningham and was born October 9, 1869. At the time of death he had attained the age of eighty two years, four months and twelve days. The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ferol Wallace and Mrs. Reba Watson of Grafton, Mrs. Grace Brooks of Alton and Laura Venhuizen of Hartford, Connecticut; three sons, Grant Cunningham, Jr., of ?, California, John and William Cunningham of Grafton; one brother, John Cunningham of Hardin, eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body is at the Jacoby Brother Funeral Home where friend may call after seven p.m. this (Thursday) evening. Services will be held there Saturday, Feb. 23, at eleven o'clock a.m. with Reverend Milvin McClain officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Park.
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CUNNINGHAM
Died 02-1924. Mrs. Minnie Cunningham, wife of Grant Cunningham of Meadow Branch, died at home. Funeral from Meadow Branch church. Rev. Wahl of Grafton. Leaves husband and 7 children. Two children preceded her. 34 years. Minnie Nokels born in St. Charles, Co. June 13, 1889. Married Grant Cunningham Dec. 9, 1908, nine children. Leaves aged mother, one brother and sister of Calhoun Co.
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