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08/21/19 09:35 AM #1937    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to David Mueggenburg.

08/21/19 06:07 PM #1938    


Rick Vail

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes. It's nice to reach another mile stone. Condolences to all of our classmates who have passed.

08/22/19 09:32 AM #1939    

Ronald Frost

Lonnie D. Billings 73 our 65 class mate died 8-14-19 


JERSEYVILLE — Lonnie D. Billings, 73, passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. Per his wishes, cremation rights have been accorded and no services are planned at this time. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville entrusted with arrangements.


Funeral home obit: JERSEYVILLE – Lonnie D. Billings, 73, passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. 

He was born in Alton on February 11, 1946, the son of the late Earl Russell Billings II and Imogene Billings (Ennis). Lonnie loved to travel and spent much of his youth traveling across the United States. His life experiences aided in his ability to tell a story, and captivate an audience. In addition to this, he enjoyed playing the harmonica, buying and selling antiques, and collecting guns and knives.

He is survived by one son, Craig Billings & wife Cynthia of Godfrey, granddaughter Elizabeth Spicer of Alton, grandson Hunter Billings of Godfrey, IL, former wife of 30 years, Phyllis Billings of Alton, his sister, Karen Harper & husband Jack of Sun City, AZ, a very close nephew, Earl Russell Billings IV of Godfrey, and numerous other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death, by his brother Earl Russell Billings III of Burlington, IA. 

Per his wishes, cremation rights have been accorded and no services are planned at this time. 

Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

08/22/19 10:36 AM #1940    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Condolences to the family of Lonnie Billings our classmate. May he rest in peace.

08/23/19 09:27 AM #1941    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Linda Chamberlain.

08/25/19 09:39 PM #1942    

Ronald Frost

There is renewed show on the A@E channel called Ghost Hunters .It has two new cast members from Godfrey Ill.

08/27/19 09:33 AM #1943    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Yvonne Gleason and Ruby Jones.

08/28/19 11:14 AM #1944    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to John Hessel.

08/28/19 05:35 PM #1945    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Husband of our classmate, Brenda Todd Sancamper:

GODFREY — Edward "Ed" Lee Sancamper, 72, of Godfrey, Illinois, passed away at 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 6, 1947, in Alton, Illinois, the son of George E. and Delah (Jouett) Sancamper.

Ed served our country from 1968 to 1972, a veteran of the United States Army.

On June 8, 1968, he married Brenda Todd in Alton. She survives.

Prior to retirement, Ed worked in sales for Westinghouse Air & Brake Company and was the Vice President of R&R Material Supplies. He was a member of the New Horizons Band and a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his wife Brenda, survivors include one sister, Susan (DJ) Fredrich; one brother, Robert (Becky) Sancamper; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ted Sancamper.

Visitation for Ed will be held Friday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton, with Rev. Ray Robinson, officiating.

Burial will follow in Brighton Cemetery with military honors by Alton VFW Post No. 1308.

Memorials may be made to New Horizons Band or Siteman Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be left at


Published in The Telegraph from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2019

08/28/19 09:19 PM #1946    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

My condolences to Brenda Todd Sancamper on the death of her husband.   RIP Ed.

08/29/19 07:42 AM #1947    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Sharon Marie Wilson (Witty).

08/29/19 12:23 PM #1948    


Camelia Zumwalt (Fisher)

Hi Shari, wishing you a great and special day!

08/31/19 09:01 AM #1949    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Hoping for safety and minimal damage from the upcoming monster tropical storm for our classmates who live in Florida--31 according to WHERE WE LIVE on website home page.


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Richard Bono    
Tom Clausen  
Joseph Davis 
Sharon Fansler (Voss)  
Allen L. Freeland 
Glen G. Gates   
Ronnie Lee Gill 
Gary J. Goehl 
Harry W. Greene 
Robert Griesemer   
Steve Hanudel  
Don E. Harvey 
Gregory Huss 
Allen W. Lahr  
Paula Luecht (Richards)   
Earl R. Maucker   
Moine McGibany   
Almeta Moore (Jones)  
Cora North (Barbour) 
Kathryn M. Novitskie (Pool)   
Joe Rallo   
Marilyn R. Reno (Kaleel) 
Karen Schelle (Cannady) 
Bill Schrimpf  
Bruce Sherfy    
Marilyn K. Sileven 
Ron Springman    
Vicki Spurgeon (Rulong)  
Janis M. Wiseman (Rubel) 
Barbara Ellen Young (Singer)   



09/01/19 07:47 AM #1950    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Barb Drake.

09/01/19 06:07 PM #1951    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

It's that time again!

The 9th All '60's Street Party!

Where: Mac's TimeOut Lounge... on Belle Street between 3rd and 4th streets

When: Saturday, September 28th

Time: Starts at 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.


There will be plenty of seating! Extra tables and chairs this year, as we are going to have the biggest PARTY to date, I believe. Have heard there will be several reunions being planned around our party this year. Among them:

AHS Class of 1959 is planning their 60th Class Reunion, They will be gathering at Julia's banquet center on Friday night and some plan to join us Saturday night, 
AHS Class of '64 will be celebrating their 55th Reunion and attending Saturday night. 
AHS Class of 69 are celebrating their 50th Reunion! They will be attending Saturday night. 
The St. Pat's grade school, Class of ‘63 reunion is being planned around our party, as well.

Lots of classmates!!! Sure to be a great party!!!
If coming from out of town, now is the time to get your hotel/motel reservations made. The rooms fill up FAST! Busy weekend in Alton!!

Mac will be serving STREET FOOD again this year. The menu includes:

The "Redbird Special"....Sloppy Joe/Chips/Beer....$5.00 
Pulled Pork Sandwiches 
1/4 lb. Hot Dogs 
Walking Taco

Please consider attending, if you've never attended. So much FUN! You'll see old friends and classmates you haven't seen for years. COME ONE.....COME ALL.

We always get together for a WARM UP Party the night before, Friday 27th at Chez Marilyn's on Third Street, downtow Alton.....starting around 6.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun of this evening too.....whether from in town or out of town. We try to make it a weekend to remember!


Reposting this from the All 60's Facebook page.  


09/05/19 09:00 AM #1952    

Ronald Frost

Dorothy Christen 95 has died 9-3-19 She was the mother to our 65 classmate Sharon Christen Spears and mother in law to Sharons husband Larry Spears .

ALTON — Dorothy L. Christen, age 95, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton, Illinois.

She was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Herrick, Illinois, the daughter of John and Bessie (Riley) Stoneburner. She married Joe Christen March 9, 1946 in Taylorville, Illinois and he preceded her in death May 26, 2006.

Dorothy enjoyed politics and keeping aware of current events. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Larry Spears of Godfrey, Illinois and JoAnn and Bob Hinkle of Dorsey, Illinois; a granddaughter, Kristen Spears of Alton; four nieces and nephews, Susan and Bill Hauser of Ellisville, Missouri, David and Sue Barker of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sandra Welch of Alton, Ed and Gail Weichbrodt of Bunker Hill, Illinois and Dr. Wendle Musser of North Carolina.

In addition to her husband, Joe; she is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 6 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Burial will take place in Valhalla Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Online Condolences may be made at

09/05/19 10:51 AM #1953    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Olivia Pollard.

09/06/19 09:49 AM #1954    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Leona Delores Webb.

09/06/19 09:50 AM #1955    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

My condolences to Sherry Spears on the loss of your mother.

09/07/19 08:42 AM #1956    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Barbara Maple.

09/08/19 08:59 AM #1957    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Marilyn Justice and Marcia Lock.

09/09/19 06:05 AM #1958    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Maridell Fox and Mike Oettle.

09/11/19 10:08 AM #1959    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Maurice (Mo) Pittman.

09/13/19 11:16 AM #1960    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to George Riney.

09/13/19 07:09 PM #1961    

Ronald Frost

In this weeks Advantage circular is picture of Mark Hackworth and his wife of 5 years celebrating their anniversary.

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