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RATHGEB. Joe Anne L. Lesseg Clendenny Rathgeb, 53, of Hardin, died 2:45 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011, at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1958, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Mayo Clendenny and Lela Carol (Carnes) Scauzzo of St. Louis. She is survived by two daughters, Kelley (John) Heffington of Batchtown and Karla (Josh) Johnes of Hardin; her companion, Rob Gresham of Hardin and his children, Jenna and Jacob Gresham of Griggsville; parents who raised her, George and Jean Lesseg of Brussels; two grandchildren, Brady Ellis and Kayden Johnes; and a brother, Michael Scauzzo of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her father; grandmother, Alma Carnes Monroe; grandfather, John Carnes; and two grandchildren, Karleigh and Kenyon. Joe Anne was a Registered Nurse and Federal Inspector for the State of Illinois. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Batchtown. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday also at the funeral home with Pastor Judy officiating. Burial will be at Indian Creek Cemetery in Hamburg. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

REED. Died 30-11-1984. ?rlms? V. Reed, 72, died November 30 at Wood River hospital. Born February 4, 1912 in Calhoun County, daughter of Grant Webb and Corda Oden. She married Orval Reed on January 2, 1931, he died March 26, 1974. She leaves 1 son Orval Reed of East Alton; 2 sisters, Henrietta Dwyer of Hamburg and 2 grandchildren. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

REED. Died 18-05-1977. Winona Ellen Reed, 81, of 408 Fairground Ave., Jerseyville, died at 12 pm May 18 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Reed, will be held at 1:30 pm May 20 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Everett Chambers will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born in Calhoun County February 11, 1896, a daughter of Peter M. & Mollie (Blackorby) Bess. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) Rue, Delhi, Mrs. Carmine Waymack, Lancaster, California, Mrs. Stanley (Connie) Allen, Arlington Heights, Mrs. Winnie Tucker, Jerseyville and Mrs. Marian Louise Roller, Godfrey; 2 brothers Norman Bess of Decatur and Marshall Bess of Dayton, Ohio. Her parents, 1 brother, 1 sister 2 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild preceded her in death. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville from 4-9 pm Thursday. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RICH. Rich, Dr. Philip P. died Jan. 15, 1836, aged 41, died in Pittsfield at the home of William Watson, whom he was visiting. He was from Calhoun Co., Ill. and formerly from Mass. Left several young children. Wife predeceased him." [Sub. by Kathy Robinson]

Hardin - Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Louise Josephine Richter, 58, wife of Merlin Richter, Kampsville, will be Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Anselm’s Church with the Rev. Father Eugene Griffin as celebrant of the Mass. The body is at C. C. Hanks Funeral Home, Kampsville, where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 8 p.m. Mrs. Richter, who had been ill for one year, died Tuesday in Boyd Memorial Hospital. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Joseph Zipprich, she was born Aug. 30, 1908, at Kampsville. Surviving beside her husband is a sister, Mrs. Martha Brangenberg, Kampsville
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Nov 1966, Thu. page 43. - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

RICHTER, Lettie Mae Mrs.
Hardin - Funeral Services for Mrs. Lettie Mae Richter, 74, of Kampsville, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church at Kampsville, by the Rev. Harry Potter. Burial will be in Richter cemetery. The body is at C. C. Hanks Funeral Home, Kampsville, where friends may call. Mrs. Richter, the widow of John Richter, died Monday Morning in Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, where she had been a patient for nine days. She had been in failing health for some time. The former Lettie Mae Curtis, she was born June 14, 1889, at Belleview to the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Curtis. Her husband died in 1953. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Brangenberg, and Mrs. Pauline Bass and a son, Marvin, all of Kampsville; a brother, Clarence Curtis, Barry; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, Tuesday, October 1, 1963 page 7]

RICHTER, Hardin- John T. Richter of the Hillcrest neighborhood died Sunday night at his home. He was 73, and is survived by his widow, Lettie Curtis Richter, three children, Marvin, Mrs. Pauline Bass and Mrs. Nellie Brangenberg of Kampsville, and several grandchildren. A son, Howard, preceded him in death. The body is at the residence where friends may call until time of removal to the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, for rites at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Estill Bettis, pastor, and where Mr. Richter was a member. Burial will be in the Richter family cemetery.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Aug.1953, Mon - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

RIGGLE. Ernest Bernard "Ernie" Riggle, 84, formerly of Grafton, died at 5:45 am Thursday, December 25, 1986, at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the late Roger & Rose Mary (Hagen) Riggle. He had been employed as a serviceman for a utility Company. He married Alberta (Wilson) Riggle in May 1932, in Waukegan. She died January 15, 1976. Surviving are 2 foster daughters, Mildren Pyle of Lexington, Illinois, and Evelyn Garesche of Des Plaines, Illinois; 1 brother, Roger Riggle of California; and a sister Clemie Dorlos of Chicago, Illinois. Visitation was held from 5-9 pm at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. Services were held there at 10:30 am Saturday with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. Died 22-04-1962. Charles C. Ringhausen, 71 years, 8 months, 13 days, a resident at Waters Nursing Home, died there Sunday April 22, at 12:25 pm. Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon April 25, at 2 pm at First Presbyterian church with the pastor, Rev. M. Edwards Breed, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Prior to the services friends called at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mr. Ringhausen had been ill for more than 2 years and had been hospitalized at various times during his illness. Mr. Ringhausen was a son of the late Christian & Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen and was born August 9, 1890 in Hardin. He moved with his family to Jerseyville on May 17, 1928. The Ringhausen name has been prominently identified with the orchard industry in Jersey and Calhoun counties for many years and he had remained active in the industry in both counties until his illness. In 1931 Mr. Ringhausen and his brothers, Clarence, Ed and the late Stephen Ringhausen, entered the cold storage business and erected the Ringhausen cold storage plant of S. State st. Later Charles purchased the interests of his brothers in the business. In addition to his business, Mr. Ringhausen was active in affairs of the community. He served several terms as a member of the - [incomplete]. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. Clarence P. Ringhausen, 95, died at 1:31 am Friday, May 22, 1992, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Ringhausen was a retired farmer and orchardist and US Army WWI veteran. He was a member of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394 AF & AM and Shriner Ainad Temple. Born in Calhoun County on November 16, 1896, he was a son of the late Christian & Christina (Schafer) Ringhausen. Surviving are 2 sisters, Elsie McBride of Hardin and Christine Rhoads of East Alton. 5 brothers, Edward, Jesse, Harry, Charles and Stephen Ringhausen, preceded him in death. Visitation is from 4-8 pm Sunday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues from 10-11 am Monday at First United Presbyterian church in Jerseyville. Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate at the service at 11 am. Burial is in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. Died 01-11-1984. Edward L. Ringhausen, 96, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 2:15 pm November 1 at Americanna Health Care Center in Arlington Heights. Born August 1, 1888 in Calhoun County, son of the late Christian & Christine (Schafer) Ringhausen, he retired from farming at the age of 60. He was a 58 year member of the Grafton Masonic Lodge No. 341. His survivors are 2 daughters, Elsie Beach of Jerseyville and Virginia Drenth of Arlington Heights; 4 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Clarence Ringhausen of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, , Elsie McBride of Hardin and Christine Rhoads of East Alton. The Grafton Masonic Lodge conducted services Sunday evening at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted Monday afternoon at First Presbyterian church with the Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. Died 02-1983. Helen (Anderson) Ringhausen, 69, of St. Charles, Missouri and formerly of Calhoun County, died at 11 am Wednesday at Jewish hospital in St. Louis. Her husband, Arthur J. Ringhausen, died May 24, 1982. Surviving are 2 sons, Roger of St. Charles and Don of Freeport, Texas, and 7 grandchildren. Visitation is today at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday at Borromeo Catholic church in St. Charles. The body will be then be moved to Hanks Funeral Home at Hardin where another visitation will be held from 12-3 pm. Graveside rites will follow at St. Norbert cemetery. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. Buried 18-03-1955. Stephen T. Ringhausen, 60 years, 7 months, 7 days, prominent farmer and orchardist of Jerseyville, was gored to death by a registered gurernsey bull at his farm 2 miles s east of Jerseyville Tuesday am, March 15. His body was found by one of his sons, Kenneth, who had gone to the barnlot to assist him with some work. The son related that his father left the house about 8 am Tuesday and he went out about 10:30 and saw his father lying on the ground in the lot about 100 yds from the house. He called to his mother to summon an ambulance. Upon investigating he found that his father was dead. The bull which was usually dept tied was in the lot. The animal was four and one-half years old and had been shoun several times. Testifying at the inquest held Wednesday am by Coroner Rodney Jacoby, Kenneth stated he had worked the midnight shift at the Lincoln-Mercury plant and when he returned home he left a note for his mother to call him about 10:30 so that he could help his father with some of the farm work. Another son Hubert, who usually helps with the farm work had gone to MN to assist at a stock show. Kenneth testified that the bull was fairly tame. The jury returned a verdict of instant death resulting from wound inflicted by the bull. Members of the jury were Thomas G. Adams, Charles S. White, Lloyd Sunderland, Harry Gray, Kenneth L. Searles and James Catt. Death is believed to have occurred between 9-9:30 am. Mr. Ringhausen was born in Calhoun County, August 8, 1894, a son of the late Chris Ringhausen & Christine (Schaffer) Ringhausen. He is survived by his wife, Lucy (Pellikan) Ringhausen; 5 Sons, Forrest, Kenneth, Hubert, Leo and Phillip of Jerseyville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Scranton of Urbana, Mrs. Jack Daniel of Pittsfield, Mrs. Kenneth Prough, Misses Margie and Lucy of Jerseyville; 1 grandson; his 91 year old mother, Mrs. Christine Ringhausen of Hardin; 5 brothers, Charles Sr., Clarence and Edward of Jerseyville, Jesse of Hardin and Harry of Ellsberry, Missouri and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lyndle McBride of Hardin and Mrs. William Rhoads of Wood River. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

RINGHAUSEN. William L. "Bill" Ringhausen, 84, died at 8:16 pm Sunday, January 29, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital in Jerseyville. Ringhausen was an orchardist in Calhoun and Jersey Counties before retiring in 1980. He was born in Hardin, son of the late Louis & Margaret (Woefel) Ringhausen. On June 23, 1928, in Hardin, he married Hildegarde Regina (Bauman) Ringhausen. She died in 1965. Surviving are 1 son William D. Ringhausen of Meppen; 3 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Ted Ringhausen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Mary Lou Ringhausen; 1 grandson; 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. Visitation is 4-9 pm Tuesday at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 pm and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 am Wednesday at St. Norbert Catholic church in Hardin with Rev. Dennis Kollross as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

Hardin - Mrs. Adella Mary Ritter, 61, wife of Arthur Ritter, of Kampsville, died Saturday in Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, where she had been a patient since Aug. 15. The former Adella Mary Roentz, she was born Sept. 28, 1905, at Michael, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roentz. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Hartman, Creve Couer, Ill., and Miss Linda Ritter, Springfield; three sons, Willis, Washington; Arthur Jr., Metamora, and Mark, Columbia, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Hayes and Mrs. Eugenia Terneus, Kampsville, and Mrs. Alma Koenig, Dow; two brothers, John Roentz, Grafton, and Frank, Michael. There are 12 grandchildren. A Requiem Mass will be sung Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. Anselms Church, Kampsville, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The body is at the C.C. Hanks Funeral Home in Kampsville, where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today
Alton Evening Telegraph 26 Sep 1966, Mon page 19 - Contrubuted by Cheryl Clendenny

Washington - Arleigh L. Ritter, 50, of 120 Bondurant St. died at 6 PM Saturday at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, where she has been a patient one month. Her funeral will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church the Rev. Francis W Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Dale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Monday at White funeral home and an hour before the funeral at the church. She was born November 13, 1928, at Kampsville, a daughter of Lawrence and Flossie Foiles Schumann. She married Willis E. Ritter August 2, 1950, at Kampsville. He survives. Also surviving are her father, Kampsville: two daughters, Patricia Hartzell, Bartonville, and Pamela Brown, Tremont: a sister Catherine Dirksmeyer, Carlinville: and two grandchildren. Her mother, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was an employee of Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway 10 years. She had lived in Washington 23 years. Memorials may be made to the church.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) 3 June 1979, Sunday. Page 11 - Contrubuted by Cheryl Clendenny

RITTER. Died 29-03-1967. John C. Ritter, 66 years, 9 months, and 29 days, a former member of the Jerseyville City police force and at one time captain of the Illinois State Highway Police, died at 8 pm, March 29, at Memorial hospital in Springfield where he had been in patient since March 20. Of late years Mr. Ritter had held a position of engineering technician with the Division of Waterways of the State of Illinois and had been making his home in Kampsville. Re Ritter's death occurred unexpectedly while he was hospitalized for skin grafting of burn wounds of the back sustained on the 17th of the month when he fell across a heating pipe at his home. Mr. Ritter, a native of Calhoun County was born in Kampsville, a son of the Late Michael & Eva Lena (Hauser) Ritter. The family lived in Jerseyville for a number of years. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gwen Ritter; 1 daughter, Mrs. Joan Craddick of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 1 Brother Arthur Ritter of Kampsville; 1 sister Mrs. Robert Malloy of Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren; 1 stepson, Donald A. Lanctot of Springfield, and 1 stepdaughter, Margaret Elma of San Mateo, California. He was a veteran of WWI. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville where the rosary was recited Friday pm. Requiem mass was celebrated at 10 am Saturday at St. Anselm Church in Kampsville and burial was in St. Anselm cemetery. Committal rites were held under the auspices of the American Legion and VFW. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

ROBEEN. Died 12-08-1981. Frank Herman Robeen, 79, of 401 Maple St. Jerseyville, died unexpectedly at 9:50 pm August 12 at Jersey Community hospital where he was taken after becoming ill at home. Services were conducted Saturday am at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park. He was born August 30, 1901 in Calhoun County, a son of John & Mary Retzer Robeen and was a retired trucker. His survivors are his wife, Opal (Maines) Robeen; 3 sons, Ralph of Delhi, Donald of Escondido, California and William of Dow; 2 daughters, Frances Snyders of Jerseyville and Mary Ann Antrobus of Alton; 1 brother, Andrew Robeen of Hardin; 3 sisters, Gertrude Jones, Jacksonville, Theresa Molle, Golden Eagle, Josephine Fortschnieder, Brussels; 13 grandchildren and 8 g-grandchildren. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

ROGERS. Died 06-1967. Lula J. Rogers, 95, a former resident of Jersey County, died Saturday at St. Anthony hospital in Alton. She had been in failing health for sometime and had been hospitalized since April 28. Services were held Wednesday at 2 pm at Gent's chapel in Alton. Rev. A. R. Fields of Bible Baptist church in Cottage Hills officiated and burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Hobbs and was born in Calhoun County on October 28, 1871. She came to Jersey County while a girl in her teens and her marriage to Mr. Rogers took place in Jerseyville in 1890. Mrs. Rogers, who had resided in Alton for the past 35 years, made her home with her son, George Rogers, at 3337 Belle St. Surviving are 3 sons, George and William of Alton, and Clifford of Orlando, Fla.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Alta Campbell of Alton, Mrs. Imo Nordenbrodck of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Helen and Mrs. Dorothy Wahle of Jerseyville, 10 grandchildren and 20 g-grandchildren. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by 2 infant children, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

ROGERS - Two Young Ladies Drowned
Old Monroe, Mo., Jan 22 - News has reached here of the drowning of two young ladies in the Mississippi near Sterling. Miss Mollie Rogers of Calhoun county, Ills., and Ida Trenkley of Cockran, Wis., employes of a government boat, in company with Frank Phillips, crossed the ice to attend a dance at the Troy club house. On their return the ice broke and all went down. Phillips alone succeed in getting out. The bodies of the young ladies were recoved and shipped to their homes. Miss Rogers was 17 years old and Miss Trenkley was 15. [Rock Island Argus(Rock Island, Ill.), January 22, 1895, Page 6]

ROTH. Died 30-05-1981. Earl David Roth, 44 of Rural Route 4, Jerseyville died May 30, 1937 at Chicago West Side Veterans hospital. He was born March 14, 1937 in Calhoun County, a son of Joseph & Sadie (Hazelwonder) Roth. Roth was an auto bodyman at Milner Chevrolet in St. Louis. He was a veteran of the Korean war and a member of St. Francis Xavier church and Jerseyville Moose Lodge. He is survived by 3 Brothers, Alfred of Magalia, California, Loren of Orlando, Florida and Joseph of San Diego, California; 4 Sisters, Mildred Kirbach, Anna Retzer and Janet Klunk of Jerseyville and Melba Friedel of Bethalto. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis church building fund. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

ROTH. Died 19-09-1985. Mary E. Roth, 85, of Jerseyville died September 19 at Greenwood Manor. She was born April 1, 1900, in Calhoun County to Joseph & Elizabeth (Herzog) Koenig. She married Noah M. Roth of October 30, 1935, in Springfield. He died in March 1951. She then moved to Jerseyville and worked as a retail sales clerk from 1952 until she retired in 1972. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville. Survivors include daughter, Threse (Loellke) Snider of Jerseyville and Audrey Zinsser of St. Louis; brother, Charles Koenig of Dow and George Kornig of Jerseyville; Sisters Clara Kelly, Elizabeth Hughes and Mildred Hughes all of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren; and 2 g-grandchildren. Visitation and the rosary were September 20 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral mass was September 21 at Holy Ghost church with the Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Norbert cemetery at Hardin. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost church and the American Cancer Society. (Unknown contributor - THANK YOU!)

Hamburg - The Rev. Robert Waterhouse will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hamburg Methodist Church for Hurley Nolan Ruyle, 61, husband of the former Adolia Hagen, a schoolteacher in Batchtown. Burial will follow in the Summit Grove Cemetery, near Hamburg. A farmer of Hamburg, his death occurred early Tuesday morning at his home. He was born in Belleview, Ill., April 16, 1908, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Ruyle. Surviving are besides his widow are a son, Donald Ruyle of Kankakee; a grandchild; a sister, Mrs Alberta Knight of Jerseyville; a half sister, Mrs. Marjorie Turnbeaugh of Indiana; and three half brothers, Gordon of Alton, Paul of Jacksonville and Phillip of New Hartford, Ill. The body is at the C.C. Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin, where friends may call after 2 p.m [Alton Evening Telegraph 14 Jan 1970 Wed. page 33 - Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

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