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Clara Belle Balcom-Woods

Alton | Thursday, January 7 2010

NAME: Clara Belle Balcom-Woods
AGE: 84
DIED: 1:00 a.m. Thursday January 7, 2010 at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton
BORN: January 16, 1924 in Chesterfield
PARENTS: Willis and Mahala "Ann" (Taylor) Adams (Both Deceased)
FIRST MARRIED: Harry L. Balcom
DATE & PLACE: October 26, 1942 and they resided in Godfrey for many years until his death on Nov. 10, 1952
SECOND MARRIED: Sylvester Woods (Died January 1996)
DATE & PLACE: July 1972
OCCUPATION: Clara was raised with her siblings on a farm near Chesterfield. She was widely known in Alton. She loved to fish and spend time with her family and always had a Pepsi in her hand.
MEMBERSHIP:
VISITATION: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday January 13, 2010
      At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville
FUNERAL: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 13, 2010
At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville
OFFICATING: Rev. Jon Lorch
BURIAL: Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville
MEMORIALS: In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to The Family
SURVIVORS
2 DAUGHTERS: Mary (Balcom) Austin and her companion Joe Steele of Alton; Freda (Balcom) Jones Horton of Sentinel, OK;
2 SONS: Lloyd Balcom of Sentinel, OK; Harry Balcom, Jr. of Bethalto
1 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Shirley Jean Balcom Van Meter of White Hall
1 BROTHER: Robert Adams of Hardin
1 SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW: Georgia and Samuel Abbott of Carrollton
15 GRANDCHILDREN
28 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
4 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Husbands, two daughters; Myrtle (Balcom) Fish and Dorothy Georgetta Balcom and a son; Bill Balcom, her stepfather, William Burnett; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose Marie Adams and Hazel and William Abbott and Mildred and Raymond Kraushaar; and three brothers, William, Willis "Junior" and Harry "Bud" Adams, and a daughter-in-law and four son-in-laws, Wanda Balcom; Bob Horton and Ron Jones and Benny Fish and Everett Austin, Jr. and infant great-grandson Charles Rudd Austin


ALEXANDER & GUBSER FUNERAL HOME
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