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Sandra Clothier | 77 | Carrollton

Sandra Clothier, 77, of Carrollton passed away on September 18, 2021 at San Gabriel Memory Care. She was born on July 9, 1944 to Loren & Lois (Bowers) Dugger in Jerseyville. She married James Clothier on August 15, 1965 in Jerseyville. Sandra was a secretary at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic and was a member of Jerseyville…

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Dennis Dean Smith | 72 | Kane

Dennis Dean Smith, 72, passed away unexpectedly at 6:41 a.m., Monday, September 6, 2021 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted on at 1 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021 at Kane Cemetery. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville has been entrusted with arrangements. Memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.crawfordfunerals.com

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James Allen File | 83 | Jerseyville

James Allen File, 83, died at 1:10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at Jerseyville Manor. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father Hyland Smith officiating. Burial…

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Jimmy “Jim” Doyle Skinner | 86 | Brighton

Jimmy “Jim” Doyle Skinner, 86, of Brighton, died at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Alton Memorial Rehab and Therapy. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 25, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton. Per Jim’s wishes his body is to be donated…

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William A. Rice II | 70 | Jerseyville

William A. Rice II, 70, died unexpectedly at 2:11 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Emergency Room at Jersey Community Hospital.  He was born on May 31, 1951 in Alton, one of two sons born to the late S. Jackson and Dorothy (Warner) Rice.  Bill graduated with the Class of 1969 from Western Military…

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Roger Mills Landon | 77 | Jerseyville

Roger Mills Landon, 77, died at 8:02 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by love. His life story began in Jerseyville, Illinois on May 3, 1944, being the fourth of six children born to Harold C. and Lou Ellen (Mashburn) Landon. He was blessed to grow up in a large, loving and…

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Jill Suzanne Roberts | 65 | Jerseyville

Jill Suzanne Roberts, 65, entered into Heaven into her Saviors arms at 3:44 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri, following a brief and courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Jersey County on December 12, 1955, the daughter of Reuel Homer and June Emeline (Smith) Roberts. Jill was…

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Paul L. Hetzel | 92 | Kane

Paul L. Hetzel, 92, died at 6:23 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2021 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born in Kane, Illinois on May 14, 1929, and was one of six children born to Virgil C. and Maude A. (Ray) Hetzel. Paul served with the United States Army during the Korean…

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Florence Lavada (Blasa) Whitehead | 84 | Jerseyville

Florence Lavada (Blasa) Whitehead, 84, died at 10:25 a.m., Monday, September 13, 2021 at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care Center in Jerseyville. A lifelong resident of Jersey County, she was born on January 28, 1937, one of four children born to Jasper H. and Hilda (Walker) Blasa. She married James Fredrick Whitehead on June…

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Michael “Mike” W. Perkinson | 47 | Godfrey

Michael “Mike” W. Perkinson, 47, of Godfrey, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was born on July 9, 1974, in Carrollton, IL, the son of Chet A. and Vickie L. (Brueggeman) Perkinson.  He married Christina “Christi” M. Kallal on October 11, 2003, at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. Mike was a member…

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