The Greenville Jr. Comets hosted the Jr. Hilltoppers from Hillsboro Saturday. The 5th Grade Junior Comets were defeated 22-36, the Six Graders defeated Hillsboro 60-0, the 7th Grade Junior Comets lost 14-26, and the 8th Graders won 52-0.
Marsha L. Allen
Marsha L. Allen, age 64 of Bartelso, passed away Friday at memorial hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be today at 11:00AM at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in Carlyle cemetery. Friends may call today from 9:00 am until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Beckemyer United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mrs. Allen was born on October 31, 1948, in Centralia, a daughter of Richard and Edna (Koehler) Rittenhouse. She married Martin Allen on January 27, 1968, in Centralia and he survives in Bartelso.
In addition to her husband Martin, Mrs. Allen is also survived by a daughter – Beth Fuehne and husband Paul of Albers; 3 grandchildren – Brittany, Brandon and Jacob Fuehne; brothers and sisters – David Rittenhouse and wife Janet of Shattuc, Marian Lammers and husband Bill of Sandoval and Shirley Bierman of Centralia; and her in-laws – Dale Allen, Brad Allen, Joyce Beckemeyer and Darlene Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother – Velva Rittenhouse; brothers and sisters – Ralph Rittenhouse, Delores Schaeffer, Patricia Bierman, Georgia Underwood and a brother-in-law – Larry Allen.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Beckemeyer United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She also loved embroidery and making scarves and afghans.
Lela Bandy Blankenship
Lela Bandy Blankenship, age 93, of Greenville, passed away Sunday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville V.F.W.
Lela Bandy, the daughter of Charles R. and Goldie (Smith) Bandy was born August 31, 1920 in Greenville, Illinois. She grew up on the family farm and attended the local schools. She helped her parents on the farm and enjoyed doing yard work and gardening.
Lela was united in marriage to John Nolan Blankenship on April 9, 1977 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2000.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Norma Bandy, nephew Jim (Vickie) Bandy of Greenville and niece Bonnie (Jeff) Leidell of Greenville and 7 step-children.
Donna J. Elam
Donna J. Elam, age 54, of Greenville, passed away Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the family or to masses. The Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Donna is survived by her parent Thomas and Doreen Whalen of Greenville, her daughter Sharon Elam, her son Cory Elam, her sisters Joan (Cary) Wells, Mary (Gary) Korte, and Terry (Jim) Potthast.
She grew up in Greenville graduating from Greenville High School in 1977. She moved to Mulberry Grove in 1981 and then returned to Greenville in 1989, she had worked at Fair Oaks Nursing Home and The Bond County Health Department. She then worked at Brauns Terrace and also a caregiver for her niece. She was member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she taught religion classes for several years.
Memorials are suggested to the family or to masses.
Mario J. Cirio
Mario J. Cirio, age 93, of Highland, passed away Saturday at Faith Countryside Homes. A memorial service will be at a later date. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
He was born on Monday, November 10, 1919, in Saint Louis, MO, the son of Joseph and Nancy (nee Vescovo) Cirio.
On Tuesday, May 24, 1949, he married Ruth M. Cirio (nee Leonard) at St. Louis, Missouri.
Born and reared at St. Louis, Missouri; served with the US Army, active duty during World War II. Mr. Cirio was a pharmacist, he owned and operated Delmar-Taylor Drug, St. Louis, MO, from the 1940's to the 1970's, for 30 plus years; later during his retirement he worked part time with Kroger Grocery Stores, St. Louis, as a part time pharmacist. He and his wife lived and raised their children in University City, MO; they moved to Highland, IL in July 2012.
Daughter - Phoebe A. (husband - John Tieman) Cirio, University City, MO
Daughter - Julia M. (Michael) White, Highland, IL
Son - Mario J. (Shirley) Cirio, Jr., Ballwin, MO
Grandchild - Susan M. White, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Patty A. (Scott) White-Nelson, Centralia, IL
Grandchild - Jennifer M. (Kelly) White-Flanagan, Tampa, FL
Grandchild - Alaina Cirio, Ballwin, MO
Grandchild - Amy Cirio, Ballwin, MO.
He was preceded in death by:
Father - Joseph Cirio
Mother - Nancy Cirio
Wife - Ruth M. Cirio [DOD 09/26/2012]
Brother - Louis Cirio.
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