SHIMKUS SALUTES ALHAMBRA’S SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Congressman John Shimkus recently recognized the 150th anniversary of the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra by entering a statement into the permanent Congressional Record of the United States House of Representatives. The congregation was organized in 1860 by German immigrants who settled in and around Alhambra. In 1877, a new Gothic style church was built and a parish hall has since been added. 2,189 baptisms, 1,640 confirmations, 690 marriages, and 1,514 funerals have been recorded since 1860. As they celebrate 150 years of worship, members of the Salem United Church of Christ honor the past and look to the future of their church.
NORMA JEAN HAMEL
Norma Jean Hamel, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, August 3 at her home. Funeral services for 83 year-old Norma Jean Hamel will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 4:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the Greenville First Christian Church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Lesicko, age 85, of New Douglas, Matriarch of Lesicko Funeral Home, passed away Wednesday, August 4 at Alton Memorial Hospital. A funeral Mass for 85 year-old Clara Lesicko will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston. There will be a Scripture service at 4:00.
Louise Noeth, age 87, of Edwardsville, passed away Tuesday, August 3 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services for 87 year-old Louise Noeth will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.
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