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Alexander, Julie Ann  
JULIE ALEXANDER JERSEYVILLE — Julie Ann Alexander, 50, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 23, 1965, in Alton, Illinois, daughter of Donald J. and Dorothy V. (Hogle) Calvey, both deceased. She married Larry J. Alexander on June 24, 1989, in Jerseyville, Illinois. Julie had worked as Activity Director at VIP Manor in Wood River, and later worked as the Activity Director at Jerseyville Manor. After having children, Julie opened up her home as a daycare with the assistance of her mother, to care for many children whom she held dear. Once her daughters began elementary school, she started working at Strang & Parish, Ltd/ Colonial Title & Escrow in 2002 until her retirement on April 1, 2016. She along with her beloved husband, Larry, owned Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home where she comforted many families. Julie was a member of 1st Assembly of God Church of Jerseyville, where she spent many years as a Sunday school teacher. She was also very involved in school activities with her daughters from grade school through college. She had been active with the Jersey County Relay for Life and a member of the Jersey County Republican Women. She is survived by her husband: Larry J. Alexander of Jerseyville, Illinois; daughters: Alyssa Breann Alexander of Champaign, Illinois, and Kari Jo Alexander of Jerseyville, Illinois; a special niece whom she raised as a daughter and her husband: Kristie and Brad Ross of Warrenton, Missouri, and their son and Julie's special buddy, David Ross; her brother and his wife: Steve and Amanda Calvey of Jerseyville, Illinois; brother-in-law and his wife: Floyd and Diane Alexander of Jerseyville, Illinois; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law: George and Bernice Alexander; brothers-in-law: James, Gary, Ronald Alexander; and sister-in-law: Carolyn Alexander. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday May 20, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Church, 500 Cross Avenue in Jerseyville, Illinois. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, Illinois with Pastor Larry Hayes and Pastor Carl Hayes officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Julie was proud of Alyssa and Kari Jo's accomplishments; therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the continuing of their higher education. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Telegraph from May 15 to May 19, 2016
Baker, Robert L.  
BAKER GODFREY — Robert L. Baker, 87, died at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He retired from the Alton Box Board. Visitation will be from 10 until time of funeral at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with full military honors. www.gentfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 23 to May 24, 2016
Baugh, Marilyn Bernice  
MARILYN BAUGH WENTZVILLE, MISSOURI — Marilyn Bernice Baugh, 84, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1:08 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Wentzville, Missouri. She was born on February 8, 1932, in Kampsville, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Alice E. (Steinberg) Pepper. Marilyn married Jack E. Baugh from Mozier, Illinois, on August 23, 1950. He preceded her in death in July 1993. She was a short order cook at Watson's Root Beer Stand. She was a member of East Alton Baptist Church on Bowman. Marilyn enjoyed traveling, quilting, sewing, cooking and most of all, spending time with her friends and family. She is survived by a son, Michael (wife Rose) Baugh of Wentzville; and four siblings: Morlan Baugh of East Alton, Carol Rulon of Kampsville, Alice Clancy of Collinsville and Merle Pepper of Nebo, Illinois. She is also survived by granddaughters Elizabeth Baugh, Melissa Brennan and Rachel Brennan. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m.on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Summit Grove Cemetery in Kampsville. Memorials may be made to Summit Grove Cemetery. Gress, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Telegraph from May 20 to May 21, 2016
Bavas, Andrew - Chicago  
CHICAGO - Andrew "Nick" Lucian Bavas, 86, much beloved husband, uncle and friend, died peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born on September 15, 1929, in Alton, Illinois, son of Nicholas and Inez Hildagarde (Ash) Bavas. After attending high school in Alton, where he was a member of the football team, Andy served in the United States Army. He received a Master's Degree in Urban Policy and Planning from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Andy began his career working for the Federal Government in the Department of Health and Human Services. Andy was chosen by the University of Illinois at Chicago to help create a Master's Program Urban Planning and Policy for the College of Urban Sciences. Launched in 1973, this program was designed to provide an interdisciplinary framework in which to deal with real world problems faced by cities around the globe. As Director of this program, Andy became a wonderful mentor, administrator and facilitator for the students. The program was affectionately known as "MUPP", and the hundreds of students it has since trained as "MUPPlings." Andy served as Dean of the Urban Sciences from 1975-1977. After retiring from this position, Andrew worked with students in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Andy loved to write and paint. Andy was an avid skier, spending part of his youth working and skiing in Ketchum, Idaho and continuing to ski into his eighties. He and his much beloved wife Joyce traveled in Europe and the United States with their friends and family. He loved sharing meals with friends, telling funny stories and entertaining his nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, Andy maintained a deep interest in world affairs and the environment and advocated for protection of wildlife and natural habitats. Andy is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Diane Wiegand-Bavas, of Chicago, Illinois; sister-in-law, Joanne Armstrong and her husband, Don Moon of Waukegan, Illinois; brother-in-law, Thomas Wiegand and his wife, Suzanne of Holden, Massachusetts; niece, Meg Armstrong and her husband, Barry Guiduli of Westport, Connecticut; niece, Jennifer Armstrong and her partner James Taylor of Beach Park, Illinois; niece Trisha Schlackman and her husband Robert of Dix Hills, New York; niece, Susan Wiegand of Bristol, Rhode Island; nephew, Thomas Wiegand and his wife, Karen of Jefferson, Massachusetts; great nieces and nephews, Bruno and Sophie Guiduli; Jessica Armstrong; Abby and Dana Schlackman; and Emily, William and Andrew Wiegand. His parents and his niece Sarah Armstrong preceded him in death. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Illinois, followed by burial in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Illinois. Andy was committed to the preservation of our ecosystems and the life they support on our planet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the environmental charity of your choice. Gent Funeral home in Alton, Illinois is in charge of all arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 19 to May 21, 2016
Beane, Jim N.  
JIM BEANE GODFREY — Jim N. Beane, 86, died at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville with his family by his side. Jim was born in Alton on July 11, 1929, the son of Clyde and Fern (Craig) Beane. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and trapping. He married the former Elizabeth Ruckman at 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton on October 7, 1950. He served as a tank commander as a sergeant first class in the 2nd armored division during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He spent 13 years at Olin Corporation and later operated Beanehaven Dairy Farm for 25 years in Godfrey. He held numerous offices in dairy organizations, both local and state level. He retired from dairy farming and sub-divided the farm into two acres building sites, which is now known as Fox Run Estates. He became a real estate broker with Landmark Realty for nine years, and worked on several committees during the time Godfrey became a village. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of 65 years, a son David Beane of Godfrey, a daughter, Jana Graham of Atlanta, three beloved granddaughters, Ashlee Graham of Atlanta, Aubrey and Avery Beane of Godfrey, one brother, Herschel Beane (Marjorie) of Godfrey, and one sister-in-law, Laura Beane of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Craig Beane. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey with full military honors by VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or American Cancer Society. Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 21 to May 22, 2016
BEIERMANN, PAULA JEAN - Brighton  
PAULA BEIERMANN BRIGHTON — Paula Jean Beiermann, 68, of Brighton, died at 6:30 p.m. on May 14, 2016 at Christian Northeast Hospital with her daughters by her side. She was born to the late Paul McGinness and Robbie Fisher on December 17, 1947, in Cairo, Missouri. Paula married Roger McGinness on February 4, 1999. Roger died in 2008. She retired as a unit clerk from St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. Paula enjoyed her family, antiques, working in the yard and her flowers. She had a great love for animals, especially her three dogs, Toby, Scooter and Precious. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Danny Coon of Brighton, Sherry and James Holmes of Denver, Colorado, two sons and daughter-in-law; Darrell Oliver of Denver, Colorado, Cletus and Lisa Oliver of Coweta, Oklahoma, nine grandchildren, Lauren and Morgan Coon, Amanda, Kyle, Brandon, Tyler, Brandi, Kattie and Cleisha Oliver, two brothers and sister-in-law, Jerry and Debbie McGinness of Potosi, Missouri, Andy Hartje of Colombia, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister; Judy Canter. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. Memorials may be made to 5A's Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society.
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Published in The Telegraph from May 17 to May 18, 2016
Bowman, Melvin L. - Medora  
MELVIN BOWMAN MEDORA — Melvin L. Bowman, 82, of Medora, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at home. He was born in Jersey County, Illinois, Sept 6, 1933, and was the son of the late Carl Franklin and Zella Viola (Loy) Bowman. He married Virginia C. (Chism) Bowman of Medora on Sept 13, 1958, in Medora, and they had been married for 57 years. He was a machine repairman at Owens-Illinois Glass. A veteran, he was a U.S. Air Force Airman 2nd Class during Korea, serving as a flight line firefighter for four years. He was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora, serving as an usher and trustee; he was currently a captain with the Medora Fire Department serving from 1961 to present, a driver for the Area Ambulance Service since 1973 to present, and was currently on the ambulance board since 1983 and had served as board president, Medora Cemetery Association Board; Past President of the Southwestern Chamber of Commerce since 1994, where he was a past president, former charter member of the Medora Lions Club, serving on the Medora Town Board for four years as a trustee and Southwestern Unit 9 School Board member for four years. Survivors include son, John F. Bowman of Medora; sister and brother-in-law, Marcile and Howard Clayton of Macomb, brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Shirley Bowman of Medora; several nieces and nephews and dear friend, Dolores Robinson of Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and brother-in-law, Frances and William Pope; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl F. Jr. and Christina Bowman, James L. and Wanda Bowman, and Robert and Maxine Bowman. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton, with a fire department honor guard during visitation. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton. Rev. Rob Cleeton will officiate. Burial will take place at Medora Cemetery. Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 to provide full military honors at the cemetery. Memorials may be to Mt. Pleasant Church Building Fund or Medora Cemetery or the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.targhettaandwooldridge.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 23 to May 24, 2016
Brown, Annie Mildred - Granite City  
BROWN GRANITE CITY — Annie Mildred Brown, 77, passed away at 8:39 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, at her home. Visitation was Tuesday, May 24, at Irwin Chapel, Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, May 25. Burial at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. www.irwinchapel.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 24 to May 25, 2016
Brown, Bradley David - Bethalto  
BRADLEY BROWN BETHALTO — Bradley David Brown, 25, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his home in Bethalto. He was born January 6, 1991, in Centralia, Illinois. He was the son of David Wayne and Pamela Sue Brown of Bethalto. Bradley was an honorary graduate of S.I.U.E. School of Pharmacy, and a member of the Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon. Along with his parents, he is survived by his fiancé Hannah Randall of White Hall, Illinois, a sister, Jennifer Lynn Brown and her fiancé Steve Parker of Chatham, Illinois, and grandparents, Martin Phillip and Penny Brown of Summit, Mississippi, Steve and Brenda Tinsley of Centralia, Illinois, and Charlie and Judy Peeples of Nashville, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Phillips Brown. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at Gent Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016. Michael Randall will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at Moaks Creek Cemetery in Summit, Mississippi. Memorials may be made to S.I.U.E. School of Pharmacy Class of 2017. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 18 to May 19, 2016
Brown, James Manning - Staunton  
J. BROWN STAUNTON — James Manning Brown, 85, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 20 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton, Illinois. To sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence, visit our website at www.williamsonfh.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 18 to May 19, 2016
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