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05/30/22 11:18 PM #1480    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Happy birthday to Alton's Clint Walker.

On menu at left, click on 6 GUN SALUTE TO CLINT WALKER for pics.and info.

06/02/22 11:18 AM #1481    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Gladys Levis.  

06/03/22 10:06 AM #1482    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Barbara Young.

06/03/22 08:29 PM #1483    


Camelia Zumwalt (Fisher)

Happy Birthday Barbra! I've just finished reading your book. I thought it very good. Congratulations, it must feel good to have that under your belt. God bless.

06/04/22 10:11 AM #1484    


Kathryn M. Novitskie (Pool)

Happy, happy birthday Barbara!! 😊

06/04/22 09:03 PM #1485    


Barbara Ellen Young (Singer)

Camilla Zumwalt has read my book. I'm so pleased.  Thank you thank you. Maybe you could help me by writing a review on Amazon. love to you Camilla. barbara

06/04/22 09:05 PM #1486    


Barbara Ellen Young (Singer)

hi kathy novitski


thank you for your birthday wishes  no one is sweeter than you darling love barbara young 



06/08/22 11:06 AM #1487    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Jane Adair and Larry Spears.

06/08/22 05:26 PM #1488    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Cousin of our classmate Carolyn Breyfogle Bumbacher. 

Just celebrated her 100th birthday last Oct. Amazing lady. Her first husband was killed in WWII. Owner of Paulene's at Monticello Plaza in the 1950s and 60s, when women entrepreneurs were not that common. Her first store at Alton Plaza sold foundations (bras and girdles) and had exercise machines, early version of health clubs. Then she added jewelry and clothing. She taught charm school classes and modeling, and always looked like a model herself. She did many fashion shows in Alton area with hair stylist Edward Kitzmiller. Also a fun lady who enjoyed playing cards and drinking peach daquaris.



Paulene Robin
Alton - Dateline: Alton, IL
Paulene M. Robin, 100, died at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at River Crossing of Alton. She was born October 9, 1921 in White Pigeon, MI the daughter of the late William and Florence (Gouker) Erbe. She owned Paulene's Clothing Store in Godfrey retiring in 1978 and later worked for Melaleuca Company as a distributor. She married Joseph Jones and he was killed in action on March 10, 1945. She later went on to marry Lou Robin in 1972 and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Bill Jones (Ranita) of Four Seasons, MO, one grandchild, Christi Ann Cisek (Paul) of Tucson, AZ, two great grandchildren, Travis Doan of Phoenix and Jordan Cisek of Tucson , one great great granddaughter, Teigen Lowder-Doan of Phoenix and one cousin, Carolyn Bumbacher (Phil) of Alton. Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Greg Jones. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Monday June 13, 2022 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Pastor Jackie Harris-Shear will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation. Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com



06/09/22 10:11 AM #1489    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Steve White.

06/12/22 09:28 AM #1490    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Jeff Bernard.

06/13/22 08:17 AM #1491    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Susan Shaw.

06/15/22 09:35 AM #1492    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Pamela Tomerlin.

06/16/22 10:22 AM #1493    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Corky Stewart and Richard White.

06/17/22 10:54 AM #1494    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Lynn Ward. 

06/17/22 11:41 AM #1495    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

80 Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Song For His 80th Birthday




Happy 80th birthday to Paul McCartney.

My favorite is "Let It Be." What's yours?

Did anyone see them in St. Louis in 1966?

06/19/22 08:43 AM #1496    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Becky Fulkerson and Darlene Hefley.

06/19/22 11:05 PM #1497    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

Brother of our classmate Sally Vonderheidt Luker: 


Jerome T. Vonderheidt
Brighton - Jerome T. Vonderheidt, 83, of Brighton, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in Alton.
He was born on January 3, 1939, in St. Louis, the son of the late Talford and Ilah (Wood) Vonderheidt.
Jerome married Maurine Knigge on June 5, 1965, in Festus, MO. She preceded him in death on November 13, 2021.
He served our country in the Unites States Army from 1958-1961. He was a group leader in the shipping department at Olin for 38 years. Jerome was an administrator for the Carpenters Union for 27 years. He was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey, the FBI Car Club, and was heavily involved in the Brighton Boy Scout Troop 39. He and Maurine were also active with Meals on Wheels for 25 years.
Jerome is survived by three children, Natalie (Todd) Garrison of Rosewood Heights, Jerome (Dody) Vonderheidt of Brighton, and Teresa (Rob) Leggett of Medora; grandchildren Steve (Terry) Garrison, John Garrison, Greg Garrison, Laura Retzer, Elizabeth Retzer (Paul Stewart), Zach Retzer, Nicky Vonderheidt, Hannah (Alex) Burnett, Gerri Ann (Jake) Geoghagan, Deric (Brittany) Vonderheidt, Destiney Vonderheidt, Brett Leggett, Matthew Lahey, Shelby (Glenn) Peterson, Diane (Ryan) Baumgartner, Jacob (Ashley) Leggett, Rachel Lahey (Wade McGee), Brandy (Joseph) Croquart, Karlena Lahey, and Whitney Lahey; great grandchildren Drake, Lindze, Haidn, Magnus, Emma, Aubrey, Madison, Rylee, Karter, Kynsley, Roland, Brooklynn, Jerry, Ayden, Zoey, J.J., Sandra, Sophia, Evan, Ryan, Aubrey, Sophia, Celia, Glenn, Chase, Bailey, Kylie, Emmalyn, Zoey, Emmett, Easton, and Eliza; sisters Dorothy (Clifford) Link and Sally (Rick) Luker; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Talford and Ilah; wife Maurine; sisters Joann (Ted) Gibbs and Mary Helen Vonderheidt; brother James (Sharon) Vonderheidt.
Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey.
Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church.
Burial will follow at Fosterburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at www.andersonfamilyfuneral.com

06/20/22 08:59 AM #1498    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Mike Boschert, John Hamilton and Tom Kennedy.

06/23/22 10:08 AM #1499    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Marilyn McGuiggan.

06/26/22 08:37 AM #1500    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Wayland Britt.

06/26/22 06:32 PM #1501    


Marion Foster (Dimond)

We've lost another classmate. No Tatler pic to post.


George Richard "Dick" Butler
Godfrey - George Richard Butler, 75, died at 5:47 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at River Crossing of Alton. Born June 9, 1947, in Alton, he was the son of George Robert and Charlotte (Els) Butler. Dick, as he was known by friends and family, served in the U.S. Army and retired as a lineman for AT & T after 35 years. On August 2, 1968, he married the former Susan Losch in Alton at Saints Peter & Paul Church. She preceded him in death. Surviving are four children, Andrew Butler of Granite City, Libby Wittman (Jason) of St. Jacob, Katie Butler-Simpson (John Moore) of Alton, and Alex Butler (Gina) of Godfrey, a daughter-in-law, Tammy Uetz-Butler of Rosewood Heights and seven grandchildren, Kelly Butler, Joey Butler, Maxx Butler, Chloe Butler, A.J. Butler, Brody Simpson, and Georgia Rose Butler.
Dick and Susie relocated to their family property in Missouri in 2008. Dick was a lifelong and talented bowler, being the first/youngest bowler to ever throw a 300 game at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton on June 8, 1964, at the age of 16, a record which stood for over four decades. He later joined the PBA tour and threw twenty-four 300 games throughout his career, the last being on 9/6/19 at P.B.A Lanes in Potosi, MO. He was a passionate fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and liked to attend games at "The Shoe" with his family. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed vacationing with close friends/family often. Dick was a devoted husband, father, and friend to so many. He believed in carrying on traditions and was always there when anyone needed him. O-H….I-O!!
A celebration of life will be held at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton on July 10, 2022. The doors will be open from 1-5 pm with a prayer and memorials to begin at 1:30. Donations can be made to the youth bowling programs at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton, IL. and P.B.A. Lanes in Potosi, MO. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is overseeing arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

06/27/22 10:25 AM #1502    


Linda Hicks (Montayne)

Happy Birthday to Richard Bono and Ralph Wakefield.

06/27/22 05:15 PM #1503    


Richard P. Stilwell

Fortunately, I had the sense to keep my ticket stub from that  August 21,1966 Beatles concert at Busch Stadium. When I showed it to my high school students years later , they were astounded that I had paid only $5.50 for mine. I must have   been rolling in it when I bought my tickets. Betty Flavin, Marquette class of '65 and  I had been dating through most of our freshman year at SIUE and we went to the concert together. Two things stand out in my mind about that concert. First, it had been raining most of the day, and when it stopped, the Beatles OPENED THE SHOW for such acts as the Cyrckle and Bobby Hebb. Next, the Beatles  messed up the words for one of their songs but I can't remember which one it was. Regardless, they did only 4 concerts ever again after that and no one will ever see them again, so I'm really glad we were there. Betty, I hope you remember that night as sweetly as I do.

06/28/22 09:20 AM #1504    


Kathryn M. Novitskie (Pool)

Nice memory of that concert Richard...I SOO  wanted to go to it but we were out of town at the time.
Glad you went and shared this memory!

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