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Pacheco, Doris Eileen  
PACHECO JERSEYVILLE — Doris Eileen Pacheco, formerly of Alton and Branson, Mo., died at 12:18 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Willow Rose Rehab in Jerseyville. Per her wishes, she was cremated and remains are to be buried in Maui, Hawaii at a later date. Celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, until noon mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Paynic Home for Funerals
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Published in The Telegraph from May 27 to May 28, 2015
Pacheco, Doris Eileen - Jerseyville  
Photo DORIS PACHECO JERSEYVILLE — Doris Eileen Pacheco, formerly of Jerseyville, Ill., and Branson, Mo., transitioned to her heavenly home at 12:18 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Willow Rose Rehab in Jerseyville, Ill., under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice. She was born on Sept., 13, 1929, in Alton, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Russell Wooff and Alma (Howard) Coder. She worked all her life, having many diversified talents such as seamstress, waitress, nurse's aide, and then worked at BJC Christian Northeast Hospital for 23 years in various departments, including the medical records department, until her retirement in 2005 at the age of 76, in which at this time she decided to move back to Maui, Hawaii. In 2006, she became ill so she moved back to the mainland to live in Branson, Mo., where she acquired many friends and her church was her passion. She loved to travel and was not afraid to go alone. In 2011, at the age of 81, she went by herself to Rome, Italy, which she constantly talked about. She was a very vibrant, active, independent woman up until her dementia/alzheimer's progressed. Her hobbies were sewing and she loved to fish, especially at Bennett Springs in Lebanon, Mo., and she loved her cat, Misty, and all her pets throughout the years. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Pamela and Larry Webb of Phoenix, Ariz., Sue and Dan Lackey of Brighton, Ill., Lynne and Tom Parks, Alton; seven grandchildren, Dennis Webb, Jennifer Gast, Jody Rice, Cory Rice, Ryan Stice, Sharayah Barnes, Ashley Barnes; eight great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews and other extended family members. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Wooff, a great-granddaughter, Molly Jane Stice, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Per her wishes she was cremated and her remains are to be buried in Maui, Hawaii at a later date. A celebration of her life will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, until time of mass at noon at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Liebler as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Paynic Home for Funerals may be found at www.paynicfh.com .
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Published in The Telegraph from May 23 to May 27, 2015
Podesva, Jerome R.  
Photo JEROME 'JERRY' PODESVA EAST ALTON — Jerome R. Podesva, 89, died at 8:06 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on July 4, 1925, to Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Eberhardt) Podesva in Lebanon, Ill. He married Corinne Monneyham on Dec. 24, 1951. She survives. Jerry began military service in the Navy in 1943 during World War II, serving in the Pacific. He then served in the Naval Reserves until he was called back to service in 1951 during the Korean War, after which he retired from the Navy as a Signalman First Class. He also served as the PX assistant personnel manager at Scott Air Force Base, and as a manager at the Fort Riley PX in Kansas. Between the wars, he earned a bachelor's degree in education from McKendree College. He served one year as a teaching principal at St. Jacob School. Jerry began his teaching career in the East Alton School District in 1954, teaching history at the Junior High School. He was promoted to the Curriculum Coordinator position in 1957. In 1962, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent and finally, to Superintendent in 1964, where he continued to serve for 24 more years, as a well-liked and respected educator, until his retirement in 1988. During this time, he earned his masters and specialist degrees in education administration from SIU in Carbondale. Jerry was a member of First United Methodist Church in East Alton for many years. He was a past member of many local organizations, including Rotary Club, American Legion, the VFW, the Wood River Masonic Lodge and the Wood River Area Kupples Klub. He was an East Alton Public Library trustee for 58 years, and past member of the Illinois State Library Board. He was a longstanding member of the National Education Association and the Madison County Retired Teachers Unit 2. Since 1973, Jerry spent his summers with his family in New Piasa Chautauqua, and was an active member there. He served on the board of directors for several years, and especially enjoyed boating, relaxing with family and friends with a view of the river, and riding his bicycle on the River Road. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Tim Retzer of Wood River, his son, James Podesva of Carbondale, and three grandchildren: Megan (Andrew) Mudd of Danville, Stefanie Azzarello of East Alton and Christopher Azzarello of Ames, Iowa, as well as several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Glenn, and his sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Elmer Buetler. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, before the funeral service at First United Methodist Church in East Alton. Rev. William Pyatt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the First United Methodist Church in East Alton or the New Piasa Chautauqua Church. As requested, Jerry will be cremated and a private burial will take place later in Lebanon at the College Hill Cememtery. Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Telegraph from May 20 to May 22, 2015
Port, Christoper Bryan - Alton  
CHRISTOPER BRYAN PORT ALTON Christopher Bryan Port, 66 of Alton, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. Christopher was born on Sept. 23, 1948, in Richmond, CA; a son to the late George Robert and Mary Frances (Sexton) Port Jr. Christopher gave 33 years of service to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as a civil engineer. Christopher proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and in his free time he enjoyed bicycling, camping, taking walks and spending time with his family. He was a huge baseball fan and will be remembered for all the special times he shared with his family and friends. He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Karen ( Badgley Rozell) Port, whom he married in August 18, 2001; his children, Jon and (Amanda) Port of Strasburg, PA, Christy and (Chris) Fisher of Highland, IL, Stacey Port and (Shane Winkler) of Highland, IL, Evan and (Angela) Port of O'Fallon, IL; step children, James Rozell Jr., Kenneth Rozell, Lisa La Barge brother, Robert David and (Ruth) Port; sisters, Linda Carol and (Robert) Niebling, Julia Elaine and (Ken) Cates; grandchildren, Joash Port, Toby Port, Anna Port, Noah Fisher, Ava Fisher, Madilyn Port. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of his life services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Kerr officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice
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Published in The Telegraph from May 23 to May 24, 2015
Price, Sherran Lee (Jeffery)  
PRICE EDWARDSVILLE — Sherran Lee Price (nee Jeffery), 61, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Sherran's firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and now she is at peace with Him. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Weber and Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville. Burial at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia.
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Published in The Telegraph from May 20 to May 21, 2015
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