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Donald Gilworth Sr.

Jerseyville 02/28/2014

Donald Gilworth Sr., 83, died at 7:39 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton.

He was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Godfrey, the son of the late Raymond J. Gilworth and Naoma "Naomi" H. (Cason) Bowen and his step-parents, Susie Gilworth and Loyd Bowen.

He retired in 1992 after 19 years with Shell Oil as an operator. He was a member of the Shriners in Grafton, the American Legion in Eldred, Ill. and a former member of the Elks Club and Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Margie Meuth of Jerseyville; one son, Donald Gilworth Jr. of Denver, Colo.; and one brother, James Gilworth of Michigan.

He is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kevin Stewart Gilworth and Ian Patrick Gilworth.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, with Reverend Steve Rice to officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or Eldred American Legion Color Guard.

Additional information and online guest book may be found at

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