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Mrs. Bertha Page, 55, widow of W. F. Page of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Alton, died Sunday at 4 am in general hospital, Kansas City following an illness of several months. The body will be brought to the home of Mr. page's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd, in Godfrey, to remain until time of the funeral. Rites will be conducted at 3 pm Thursday in Evangelical church, Jerseyville. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. Mrs. Page was a member of Eastern Star lodge and the burial ritual of the Lodge will be carried out at the church and at the grave. Friends may call at the Boyd residence after 4 pm Tuesday. Mrs. Page was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Adolph Ufer, and Mrs. Ufer. She was married in 1920 to Fred E. Page and following his death in 1935, she was married to W. F. Page, a brother of her former husband. During her marriage to Fred Page, she and her husband operated a grocery store in Grafton. Before moving to Kansas City she had resided in Alton. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are a sister, Mrs. Clara Walsh of Peoria, and two brothers, Arthur Ufer, Batchtown, Calhoun County, and Herman of Portland, Ore.
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Hardin- Funeral services for Harry Peeler, 68, of Mozier will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Church of Christ, Mozier, with the Rev. Dorcie Hill officiating. Burial will be in Poore Cemetery. The body is at C.C. Hanks Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Mr. peeler, a veteran of World War II, died Tuesday in an Alton Hospital where he had been a patient three years. He was born Jan. 20, 1897, at Mozier, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Peeler. Two brothers, Marion, Fieldon, and Carl, Bethalto, survive.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, 1 Sept 1965 Wed. page 26 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Lena C. Pence (DeGerlia), 79, of Mozier, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis , Mo. She was a homemaker. Born May 1, 1927 in Hamburg , she was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (Smith) DeGerlia. She married David H. Pence Aug. 20, 1945 in Hamburg and he died Aug. 13, 2004. Surviving are a son, David A. Pence of Mozier; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn S. and Keith Allen of Hamburg and Vicki L. and Doug Angel of Mozier; two brothers, Gerald DeGerlia of Godfrey and Gilbert DeGerlia of Hamburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Lillian Willman, Minnie Charlton, Alberta Webb and an infant, Betty and four brothers, Charles "Dudge" DeGerlia, Clyde DeGerlia and infants, William Claud and Luther. Visitation will be held Wednesday (today), Dec. 27, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville. Memorials may be made to the Summit Grove and Hamburg city cemeteries.
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Donald L. Pepper, 79, of Holland Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, December 10, 2010. Donald was born in Kampsville, Illinois on November 30, 1931 to the late Charles S. and Lucy A. (Bunch) Pepper. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Agriculture and Secondary Education. He taught agriculture in high school for three years after graduation followed by a career in the agriculture industry, first with Sommer Brothers, Borden/ Smith-Douglas, and retired from Miles Enterprises after 17 years. He was a fan of the University of Illinois, a member of the U of I Alumni Association, and of the Lutheran Faith. He enjoyed gardening and working in his small orchard. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Alfred, Charles Jr., Erma, Irene and Lucille. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Shirley Pepper,, a daughter, Debbie Pepper of Hendersonville, TN., two sons, Bruce Pepper of Greenwood, MS., and David Pepper of Huron, OH., grandchildren, Nicole Pepper, and Philip Pepper of Bloomington, IN., and a sister, Alberta (Bill) Yost of East Alton, IL., and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Gene Henke officiating. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
[Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Hardin - Ben D. Peuterbaugh, 74, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Hamburg vicinity, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday in Jersey Community Hospital. He had been a patient there for five days. A son of the late Stephen D. and Mary Elle LaRay Peuterbaugh, he was born in Pike County, March 28, 1883. His wife was the late Prencessie Eckert Peuterbaugh. Surviving are four daughters and four sons, Mrs. Marvin Smith, Atchison, Kan,; Mrs. Ray Sevier, Alton; Mrs C.E. Preston, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Mrs. William Skirvin, Clarksville, Mo.; W.A. and Gilbert Peuterbaugh, Hamburg; Ernest, Wood River, and Charles Ray of Carrollton; 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers, William of Los Angeles and Floyd of Alton. Mr. Peuterbaugh was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, at Summit Grove Church, by the Rev. Virgil Elmore, Methodist pastor. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery. The body will be moved from Hanks Funeral Home to Gilbert E. Peuterbaugh residence in Hamburg, where friends may call.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 15 Feb 1858, Sat. page 16 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Ida M. Pluester, 79, of Hardin, died 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at her residence. She was born March 1, 1932, in Brussels, the daughter of the late Fred and Catherine (Eberlin) Zahrli. She married Bernard U. "Ben" Pluester on May 17, 1952, in Brussels, and he died May 13, 2011. Mrs. Pluester was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Meppen. She is survived by four sons, Paul (Susan) Pluester and Joe (Debbie) Pluester, both of Hardin, Jim (Marty) Pluester of Godfrey and Dan (Rhonda) Pluester of East Alton; three daughters, Becky (Leroy) Rose of Godfrey, Sarah (Doug) Wilshetz of Brussels and Ann (Matt) Clayton of Winchester; numerous grand- and great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Deanna Snyders of Ankeny, Iowa, Mary Hellen Stelbrink of Jacksonville, Fla., and Barb Jacobs of Brussels. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Tony Pluester; two brothers, Gene and Don Zahrli; and a sister, Audrey Zahrli. At her request the body was donated to Medical Science. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Meppen, with Fr. Don Roberts officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Church Hall in Meppen. Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin is in charge of arrangements.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Nov 1986: Jerseyville - Pearl E. "Peck" Plumb, 62, a resident of Calhoun County Care Center, died at 12:55 am today, 29 November 1986, at Jersey Community Hospital. The son of the late Edward and Albertha (Andrews) Plumb, he was a World War II veteran and a construction welder and machinist. Surviving are two Daughters, Deborah Plumb of Edwardsville and Keetra Holiday of Granite City; two Sons, Greg Plumb of West Virginia and Dennis Plumb of Tulsa, Okla; seven grandchildren; and two Sisters, Helen Murray of Otterville and Opal Gresham of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 3 pm Monday. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Jerseyville American Legion at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville and memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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17 December 1979: Ruby Ellen Plummer, 89, of 419 E. Exchange St., Jerseyville, the last of the 10 children of George and Praziddie Edwards Kress, died at 11:15 pm 16 December at St. Anthony's hospital in Alton. She was born 8 April, 1890 in Calhoun County. On 19 November 1912, she married Carl Plummer and he died 26 March of this year. She is survived by one son, Carl C. Plummer, Jr. Jerseyville; two Daughters, Violet Bartlett of Brighton and Dorothy Bartlett of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 pm Tuesday, 18 December at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, 19 December at the Funeral Home, Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery. The First Presbyterian church in Jerseyville has been named as a memorial.
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1 February 1973: Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Maurice B. Plummer, 71, of Jerseyville whose death occurred on 26 January at Blu Fountain Nursing Home in Godfrey. Burial was in the Plummer cemetery in Calhoun County. He was born 15 October 1901 in Calhoun County the son of George and Bessie Bassett Plummer. He had engaged in farming. Mr. Plummer had resided at Morgan Hotel. His parents preceded him in death. (Unknown contributor - Thank You!)

19 October 1951: Clarence O. Plummer of Grafton died suddenly Saturday Morning, 13 October at nine-fifteen o'clock while at his work at the Illinois Powder Manufacturing Company at Grafton. Plummer had been talking to a co-worker, Burl Hill, and had not complained of feeling ill. He was found dead a short time later by Frederick Miller, another employee of the company. A brother, Thomas, died a few days ago in Detroit. An inquest was conducted by Coroner Rodney C. Jacoby of Jerseyville and death was attributed to natural causes. Mr. Plummer was a son of the late John and Laura Carrico Plummer and was born in Calhoun County on 11 October 1895. His death occurred two days after his fifty-sixth birthday anniversary. The decedent had been a resident of Grafton for the past thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Arnold Plummer; two daughters, Mrs. Forrest Duncan of Grafton and Mrs. James Creech of Alton; three sons, Stanley Plummer of the US Navy stationed in Japan, Larry and Tommie Plummer of Grafton; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Eastman of Grafton, Mrs. Lela Keller of St. Louis, Mrs. Cora Schoetker of Monon, Indiana, and Mrs. Ruby Waggoner of Vancouver, Washington. He also leaves seven grandchildren. He was a member of the Grafton City Council serving as alderman, and of the Modern Woodman of America. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon 16 October at two o'clock at St. Patrick's church with Rev. Father Michael Sheehy officiating. Interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery.
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Jerseyville Republican, 17 January 1924: Mrs. Laura Plummer died 11 January at home of her son, Clarence Plummer of Grafton. 63 years old. Funeral from home. Buried in Deer Plain cemetery, Calhoun County, Illinois. Married John Plummer at Calhoun County 3 January 1881. He died March, 1906. Eleven children: five died in infancy and two daughters, Mrs. Nona Weighard and Miss Ethel Plummer. Those surviving are: Mrs. Cora Schoetker of Jerseyville, Mrs. Lelia Keller of St. Louis, Clarence Plummer of Grafton and Ruby Waggoner of Wood River. Four step-children, Wm. Plummer of Jersey, Mrs. Ida Douglas of Portland, Ore., Thomas Plummer of Nokimis and Miss Lillie Eastman of Grafton; one sister and one brother, Mrs. Sarah Godfrey and James Carrico of Everet, Wash. and one brother, George Carrico of Twin Falls, Idaho, seven grandchildren and ten step grandchildren.
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21 March 1968: Oscar Cleveland (Cleve) Plummer, retired carpenter of Grafton, died at twelve-five o'clock pm Monday at St. Anthony hospital in Alton where he had been a patient the past eight weeks. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services were held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.. Rev. Randy Morris of Grafton officiated and burial was in Hardin cemetery. Mr. Plummer, a son of the late William and Sarah Ramsey Plummer, was born in Calhoun County. His age at the time of death was eighty-three years, eight months, and four days. His survivors are one daughter, Ida M. Plummer of Alton; one son, Robert Ralph Plummer of Galveston, Texas, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
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30 January 1975: The funeral of Paul Plummer, 67, of R. R. 1 Grafton, formerly of Hartford, was conducted Wednesday afternoon, 29 January at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. William Bohannon of the Church of the Nazarene, Rosewood Heights officiating. His death occurred at 6:30 pm on 26 January at the Christian hospital, nw, St. Louis. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. He was born 31 January 1907 in Calhoun County, a son of Joshua and Hattie Blackorby Plummer. He was a color matcher at the Hartford Tannery. His survivors are his widow, the former Alice Vinson; two Sons, Paul W. Plummer of Grafton and Norman D. of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter Mrs. Gene (Phyllis) Daughhette, Edwardsville; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Emuel Plummer of Grafton and Cecil Plummer of Jerseyville; and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Stemmler of Fieldon, Mrs. Viola Stock of East Alton and Esther Belle Dabbs of Jerseyville; and his stepmother, Mrs. Melvin Plummer of Jerseyville. The family designated the American Cancer Society as a memorial.
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Undated: Funeral rites for Thomas G. Plummer were held Tuesday, November 30, at the Grafton Methodist church for Thomas G. Plummer, whose death occurred at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, city clerk and Mrs. Benjamin Carey. Rev. Edgar Purdy, pastor of the church, officiated at the service and sang "Face to Face" and " the Lights of Home" accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Purdy. This was the first time in the history of Grafton that anyone can remember that the minister delivered both the sermon and sang the solos. Interment was in the American Legion cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased and were Frank, Tom and Jerome Plummer, Vincent and Roland Carey and Lavern Freeman. The flower bearers were granddaughters of Mr. Plummer and were Misses Ida and Ernestine Plummer, Mary Jane Dille and Ida Mae Church. Mr. Plummer, who was eighty-four years old, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Plummer, natives of Calhoun County.
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Brussels - Charles Pohlman, a life-long resident of the Brussels area, died Monday in Jersey Community Hospital at the age of 78. He was the father of 15 children, 13 of whom survive. Born Feb 8, 1885, in Brussels, he was a member of an old family of the area. Surviving beside his wife are 9 sons, George, Carl, Ray, Roy, Herman, John, Richard, Patrick, and William; four daughters, Mrs. Teres Haug; Brussels; Mrs. Mildred Stanley, St. Charles, Mo., MRs. Helen Cappel, East Alton, and Mrs. Dorene Snow, Redlands, Calif., a brother Herman, Grafton, and two sisters, Teresa and Lizzie. A son, Paul, and a daughter, died previously. The body is at H. A. Imming Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny - [Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, Tuesday, October 1, 1963 page 7]

Lewis A. Pontero, 77 of Kampsville died Saturday, January 21, 1984 at his residence. Born July 15,1906 in Mozier, he was the son of Louis and Etta (Gardner) Pontero. He was a World War II veteran. He married Genevieve Lyles and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Ramona Abbott of Jerseyville, Bonnie Rhodes of Williamsville, Patsy Lane of Walla Walla Washington and Suzanne Casper of Iowa City, IA, eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Sweeney of Hardin and Annette Frey of St. Louis; one brother Milo Pontero of Kampsville. Visitation was held Monday at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral was conducated at the funeral home Tuesday, January 24, 1984 with Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. The body will be taken to St. Louis for cremation at the Oak Grove crematory. The Heart Fund and Calhoun Ambulance have been named as memorials.
[Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Aunt Lucy Ponterio was born in Italy September 12, 1849. Her parents, Mr and Mrs. Mayo Percentenia, came to the United States in 1872 where Aunt Lucy was married to Nicodemus Ponterio in 1873. To their union was born five children, two dying in infancy, one daughter Mary, passed away in Baytown at the age of 18 years, leaving Mrs. C. E. Clendenny of Baytown and Louie Pontero of Kampsville, Calhoun County, besides 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn her departure. Aunt Lucy was one person that none could speak evil of and no one ever heard her speak evil of another. Her life was one benediction to all who knew her, to live a true christian. She held her fellowship at the church in Baytown. In her death on Feb 18, 1929, we lost one of our best beloved citizens, neighbors and friends, though at the ripe old age of 79 years, 5 months and 6 days, we will greatly miss her, we wanted to keep her with us.
May this beautiful life of our mother, sister and friend live on in our memory to inspire us in solving the problems that come our way. May we live in consciousness that the Christ all is well and that our loved ones are ever kept by him and will be able to come through every trial in the final victory as children of one father. So may we commit all to His loving watch and care and know that all is well. Rev. B. G. Reeves of Columbus, Mo., preached the funerel (sp)services in the church at Baytown. Lovingly dedicated. A Friend
[transcribed from newspaper clipping on file with family & Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Hardin - An 81-year-old Kampsville commercial fisherman L. F. Pontero, died in a duck blind on an inland lake, near Pleasant Hill Friday afternoon, while duck hunting. With him were two nephews, Jack and Gilbert Clendenny of Mozier. The nephews took him by boat to a club house, south of Pleasant Hill where he was pronounced dead by Coroner Roy Conboy of Pike County, Death apparently was due to a heart attack. Mr. Pontero, who had been in the fishing business in Kampsville for the past 48 years, was of robust health for his advanced years and enjoyed outdoor sports. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Wagener, Carrolton, and Mrs. W. J. Frey and Mrs. S.E. Sweeney of St. Louis, Mo., : two sons, Abner of Kampsville and Milo of Waukeegan and three grandchildren. Funeral rites will conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Kampsville by the Rev. Lyle D. Stone. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 17 Nov 1956, page 15 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Mrs. M. Pontero Rites Held at Kampsville. Hardin - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Pontero of Kampsville, were conducted this afternoon at Presbyterian Church in Kampsville and burial was in Silver Creek cemetery. Mrs. Pontero, the former Margaret Gardner, was 72 years of age. she had been in poor health for two years and died Monday noon at the home of a daughter at O'Fallon, Mo. She is survived by her husband Louis, two sons, and two daughters.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, Thu. Aug. 30, 1951 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

BURIAL: Mary Anna Pontero was born at Hamburg Bay, Calhoun County, ILL., April 11, 1882 and died February 10, 1911 at the age of 28 years 9 months and 28 days. She joined the Christian Church at Bay in 1897 and remained a faithful member to the day of her transfer to the Church on High. She joined the the Mutual Protective League May 11, 1902 of Bay Counsel, no. 106 of which she was still a member. She being the second member of the council to die which organized in 1898 will never be forgotten. She had been a patient sufferer for some time expecting her savior to call her home. She selected the Scripture she desired read and the songs she wished sung at her funeral. What could be more beautiful testimony of her faith she was so devoted to the church and Sunday school that after she too sick to attend she had the quarterly brought her that she might study the lessons at home. Though she suffered intensly for hours before the spirit left her body. Christ gave her rest and quiet at the last. She yielded so peacefully that those watching by her bed side could scarcely realize she had gone. One Brother Adolphsus Pontero preceeded her to his grave. Those of the family who remain to mourn the loss of a loved one are the aged father and mother, Nicademo and Lucy Pontero, one brother, Lewis M. Pontero, and one sister, Mrs. C. E. Clendenny. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed as well as her home. She was never found idle when able to work, always doing something to please or help someone. The remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery on Fox Creek after funeral services by Rev. Mourman of Hamburg.
[transcribed from newspaper clipping on file with family & Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Milo A. Pontero, 80, of Waukegan, IL died April 28, 1996 at Terrace Nursing Home in Waukegan. He retired from Johnson Motors in 1981. Born April 28, 1916 in Kampsville, he was the son of the late Louis and Etta (Gardner) Pontero. He married Lorraine and she preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Miller of Lindenhurst, IL; one granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Genevieve Pontero of Kampsville; nieces and nephews; and a dear friend Delores Nelson of Waukegan. He was preceded in death by a son Nicki; four sisters and a brother. Private interim to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
[Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Ernest Eldon Poore Funeral Wednesday
Funeral services for Ernest Eldon Poore jr., 20, East Alton youth, who was fatally injured Sunday night when he was struck by an automobile as he was walking along the highway on Route 67, near Come-In Place, will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. F.C. Luedecke, pastor of First Baptist church, in Staten funeral home. Burial will be in the Poore Cemetery, near Bay Town, Calhoun County. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 6 Mar. 1945, Tue - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

John R. W. Poore, 83, of Belleview, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the Pittsfield Manor in Pittsfield. A U.S. Korean Army veteran, he retired in 1990 as an Iron Worker with Local 46 in Springfield. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill, Kampsville American Legion, and a life member of the NRA. He toured the Midwest in his hot air balloon and was known as "Jonny Swaypole" in the 1960s. Born Oct. 28, 1927, in Alton, he was the son of the late James Dewey and Rita M. (Murphy) Poore. He married Letha L. Gresham July 8, 1950 in Hamburg and she survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Ann Lammy and Genevieve (Jerry) Tinkey, all of Godfrey. He was' preceded in death by two brothers, James Ivan and Robert Weston Poore. Visitation was held Tuesday at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. The funeral will be held Wednesday (today) Nov. 10, 2010, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Ilardin with Jim Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Hamburg City Cemetery with full military rites.
[Pike Press, Submitted by Bill Browning] POWELL
Jerseyville - Ernest Powell, and employee of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was 53. He was born in Calhoun County, July 16, 1910, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Powell. He had lived in Jerseyville for several years. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Violet Burdette Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine (Sue) Hill, Jerseyville; Three sons, Eugene, Lee-Summit, Mo., Gary, Granite City, and William, Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Brammeier, Greenfield, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Alton. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery, Calhoun County. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the church.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 4 Mar 1964, Wed. Page 12 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Wanda Lee Prather, 74 of Pittsfield, IL and formerly of Kampsville, IL passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Wanda was born on June 27, 1936 in Jacksonville, IL, a daughter to Edward and Velma Mae Reveal Hazelwood. She married James Elliott Prather on June 27, 1952 in Manchester, IL and he preceded her in death in 2006. Wanda was a cashier at the Kampsville Inn Restaurant in Kampsville, IL. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, cooking and baking, raising potted flowers and cake decorating. She is survived by a son, Larry (Amy) Prather of Phoenix, Arizona and a daughter, Mary (Charles) Freeman of Pittsfield, six grandchildren and a brother, Louie Hazelwood and companion, Betty Kuhlman of Jerseyville, IL. Per Wanda's wishes her remains have been donated to medical science at Washington University. There will be no service or visitation. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.
[Pike Press, Submitted by Bill Browning]

1951: Grafton - Funeral rites for Henry Presley, 73, were held Tuesday afternoon, 25 November at 2 o'clock in the Assembly of God church with the Rev. Melvin McClain of Jerseyville officiating. Interment was in Meadow Branch cemetery. The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased and were Ferman, George, Tudor, Jack, Bruce and Frank Presley of Hardin. Mr. Presley, a native of Calhoun County, died suddenly at the Memorial hospital in Alton, Friday, 21 November at 9:20 am. where he had been a patient since Thursday. He is survived by three sons, Arthur and Hubert of Grafton and Pvt. Marion Presley of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Ennis and Mrs. Lula Lester of Grafton and Mrs. Linda Blasa of Fieldon; two brothers, Samuel of Hardin and George of Otterville; one half brother and one half sister, William Swan and Anna Neikirk of Jerseyville, and thirteen grandchildren.
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PRESLEY. 6 July 1967: Arthur Mclean Presley, a retired fisherman of Grafton, died at three-thirty o'clock Fri. afternoon at his home. Though his health had been impaired his death was unexpected. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home until eleven-thirty o'clock Monday morning when the body was moved to the Assembly of God church where services were held at one-thirty o'clock. Rev. William sipes officiated and burial was in Meadow Branch cemetery. Committal rites were under the auspices of Whalen Hill Post, American Legion, No. 648, Grafton. Mr. Presley was born in Calhoun County, 26 October 1912, a son of the late William Henry and Lula Frances Flory Presley. He was in military service during World War II. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Banfield Presley; three Daughters, Sheila, Kay, and Carol, and two sons, Michael and Bradley, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Talbert and Mrs. Lula Lester of Grafton and Mrs. Linda Blasa of Jerseyville; and one brother, Hubert Presley of Grafton. His parents, two sisters, Pearl and Amanda, and one brother, Marion, preceded him in death. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

PRESSLEY. 23 May 1974: Everett Leroy Pressley, 67, of 702 E. Prairie st, Jerseyville was found dead at 4:30 pm on 16 May at his clubhouse west of Otterville by Morris Dabbs. A laborer, he was born 28 August 1906 in Calhoun County, a son of George and Clara McDonald Pressley. He is survived by his wife, Mary Maltimore Pressley; two sons, Roy of Alexis and Gary, who is
serving in the Navy at Kingsville, Tex., two daughters, Josephine and Marilyn Pressley of Jerseyville; one grandchild; stepsons, Earl Maltimore of Alton, Jim Snider and Kenneth Snider of Jerseyville, and a brother, George, of Jerseyville. Final services were conducted Saturday, 18 May from Jacoby Funeral Home with the Rev. Vale Walkington officiating. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery.
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ARTHUR LEE PRICE, 60, of Chicago, formerly of the Pleasant Hill area, died Tuesday, July 14, 1981 in a Chicago hospital. Born July 4, 1921 in Calhoun county, he was a son of Cornelius and Lena Steinberg Price. He was an army veteran, serving in World War II. Surviving are a brother, Robert, of Westminster, Calif., and a sister, Mrs Elizabeth Adrain of rural Pittsfield. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev Joe Maynard. Burial was in the Summit Grove cemetery near Kampsville.   [Arthur's parents, Cornelius (1890-1964) and Lena Dorothy Steinberg Price (1898-1931), and Albert Henry Price (1928-1945) are buried at Summit Grove Cemetery, Kampsville, Calhoun County, IL. vgb; transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection]

PRUITT. Died 05-09-1984. Calhoun Herald 13 September 1984: Funeral of Fannie L. Pruitt, 96 years old, held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. R. E. George serving. Burial in Fieldon cemetery. Born 19 June 1888 in Fieldon to late Albert and Ruth Watson Skiff. Married Kersey H. Pruitt in June 1910. He died 23 July 1957. Leaves two sons, Kersey H. Pruitt and Leo of Fieldon; five daughters, Norma Cates, Ruth Devening and Goldie Pruitt of Fieldon and Blanche Herring and Beatrice Wadlow of Jerseyville. 32 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

Richard Russell Puterbaugh, 77, of 527 Broadway, died Monday (March 8, 2010) in Blessing Hospital.
He was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Kampsville, a son of Russell Puterbaugh and Lora Weir Put­erbaugh. On Feb. 6, 1954, he married Connie Louise John­son in Louisiana, Mo. She died on Dec. 1, 2000.
He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and later graduated from diesel mechanic school in St. Louis. He had many occupations including farming, gas station owner/operator, construction worker and equipment operator.
He was baptized in the RLDS church.
In his spare time, he enjoyed shooting pool and watching football and basket­ball, especially the Pleasant Hill Wolves.
He will forever be remembered as the man who shot a cannon, every time the Wolves scored a touchdown. Survivors include three sons, Gary Puterbaugh of Springfield, Lewis Puterbaugh and his partner, Janet, of Longmont, Colo., and Edwin Puterbaugh of Longmont; a brother, Lynold Puterbaugh of Pleasant Hill; and a niece and nephew. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and a nephew.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday in Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Arrangements: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy
(Pike Press - Submitted by Bill Browning)

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