JERSEYVILLE- Marian J.Charow, 93, died at 2:55 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.She was born in Jersey County on Aug. 24, 1930, and was one of six children born to the late Carl J. & Carrie (Poggenpohl) Schmieder.Marian married Harry Charow on Oct, 1, 1940 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, and they were the proud parents of four children, and were able to share just 17 years together before his death in 1957.Surviving are a daughter & son in law, Jackie & Jeff Smith of Jerseyville; two sons & a daughter in law, Jim & Marian Charow of Columbia, Il., and Carl "Butch" Charow of Jerseyville; three grandchildren & their spouses, Matt Charow of Columbia, Il., Julie Smith & Dusty Crotchett of Jerseyville, and Jason & Stephanie Smith of Jerseyville; four great grandchildren, Tanner Crotchett, Kailey, Ashley & Lilly Smith; two sisters, Geraldine Becker of Jerseyville and Barbara Toppmeyer of Brussels; a brother, John Schmieder of Jerseyville; and a sister in law, Bernadine Schmieder of Texas.In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Ann Charow; and two brothers, Robert "Boots" Schmieder & Charles Schmieder.Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Saturday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12 noon on Saturday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville. Father Patrick Gibbons will officiate.Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.
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