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JACOBY, Oleta M.
Oleta M. Jacoby, 88, died at 7:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey where she had resided for approximately the past two years. Born May 15, 1923, in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of James and Millie (Stilly) Cooper. Oleta retired as a manager for Hamer Food Market after 33 years of service. She was active with the Alton Horticulture Club and enjoyed going to the Round House in Wood River. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Madison County Association for the Blind. On March 22, 1941 in St. Louis, she married David E. Jacoby. He preceded her in death April 6, 1993. Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Corless Hungerford of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and a son and daughter-in-law, H. Michael and Janet Jacoby of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Derek Jacoby and wife Karen of Bartlett, Damon Jacoby and wife Jennifer of Temecula, Calif., Dana Jacobs of Chatham and Melinda Scheer and husband Michael of Muscat, Oman; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Patsy Walsh. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Emory, Dale, Buster and Ray Cooper; and two sisters, Minnie Fleaner and Mabel Green. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. The Reverend Steve Rice will officiate. Burial will be at Brighton Cemetery in Brighton.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub by Ella Tittsworth]

Died November 11, 1905. The sad news of the death of Bert R. Jenkins, living southwest of Girard, reached this city Saturday, he having passed away from a complication of lung fever and piuerisy that morning. He was born August 31, 1882, and died November 11, 1905, aged 23 years, 2 months and 11 days. Bert Jenkins was a son of Mrs. Henry Kilian of this city and was well known to all our people, having worked in the mines here for a long time. He was a brother of Charles Jenkins who was killed in the Girard mine last July. The remains were laid to rest in Union Chapel cemetery.
[Submitted by Debbie Hemberger]

Died July 17, 1905. Aged 18 years, was fatally injured in the Girard coalmine about 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, which resulted in his death at 10:50 o’clock p.m. the same day. The injuries consisted of fractures of the right leg above the knee, the left hip and the right shoulder blade. He also received a severe stroke on the forehead, and the attending physicians state internal injuries caused his death. Charles was a driver in the mine. In the south entrance is a steep incline. He drove the mule, hitched to two trips, down the declivity. The mule kicked, struck Charles and threw him under the trucks. The two trips loaded with coal passed over him. The injured boy is the son of Mrs. Henry Kilian. Deputy Coroner T.L. Crowder of Carlinville held an inquest Tuesday afternoon which returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The jury consisted of the following: W.H. Hart (foreman), Thos. Bland, L.M. Harlan, G.K. Yerrington, J.R Rucker, Jas. McDonald. The funeral was held at the M.E. church yesterday at 1:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W.C. Woodyard, Interment was made in the Union Chapel Cemetery.
[Submitted by Debbie Hemberger]

Of Carlinville, died Thursday at 5:15 am in Carlinville Area Hospital. Services will be at 1:30 pm Saturday in Emmanuel Baptist Church, Carlinville, with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Velda Fitzgerel and Mrs. Virginia Scharfenberg of Carlinville; four sons, Carl of Bowling Green, MO, Coy of Alton, Cleo of Wood River and Chester of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Wood of Tracy Calif. And Mrs. Jessie Hart of Dixon; a half brother, John H. Kilian of Carlinville; 27 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
[Submitted by Debbie Hemberger]

Died --- AT the home of his parents H. M. and Mary Johnson, three miles south of Sylvia, at five o’clock a.m., Tuesday, January the 14th, 1890, Thomas B. Johnson aged thirty years, one month and nineteen days. Thus has another light gone out; another bright and cheerful face ceases to shine among us. Deceased was born in Clark County, Indiana, November the 25th, 1859, and moved with his parents to Macoupin County, Illinois, in 1866 where they resided until 1878 at which time they removed to this county, where his young manhood has been spent, esteemed and respected, by all who knew him, but “his column is broken and his brethren mourn. During his last sickness, though suffering intensely most of the time, he bore it with that heroic fortitude and patience characteristic of the man, and which is born of the spirit of true manhood. The funeral services occurred on Thursday, January the 16th and consisted of singing and prayer at his late home, when the remains were conveyed to the M. E. church in Sylvia, followed by a large concourse of friends; where regular services were held. Remarks were made by the writer, from the 25th verse of the 1st chapter of 2nd Samuel; “How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle; O Jonathan thou was slain in thine high place.” After which the procession moved to the Plevna cemetery where the remains were kindly and tenderly laid at rest, to await His coming with all the mighty angels at the last day. [Sylvia Banner, Sylvia, KS, Date: Jan. 17, 1890 - PT - Sub by FoFG

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