Clara Krilovich

Cottage Hills |

Clara M. Krilovich, 83, went to be with the Lord at 11:17 am on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Jerseyville Community Hospital in Jerseyville.

She was born on August 16, 1926 in Kinder, MO, the daughter of Leonard L. & Ora M. (Massey) Walker.

She married William "Bill" Krilovich on May 10, 1969 in Edwardsville. He passed away on July 2, 1993.

Clara was a cook for the Bethalto School District #8, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was a Gold Star Mother and served as past department president and past Alton chapter president. She loved to travel with her friends and the Gold Star Mothers.

She is survived by her three daughters and a son-in-law, Shelby Bishop of South Roxana, Pauletta Dralle of Wood River and Patricia & Gary Lueking of Lewisville, TX; twelve grandchildren, Chuck Bishop, Scott & Susan Bishop, Kelly Bishop, Rachael & Chris Campbell, Kandi & Allen Hock, Jeff Dralle, Darin & Traci Dralle, Steven Dralle, Tommi & Tim Cline, Chris & Sarah Lueking, Laura Lueking and Bradley Lueking; 13 great grandchildren and one sister, Mildred Crites of Cottage Hills.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons, Larry Nelson and Delbert Nelson and 2 brothers, Ralph Walker and Leon Walker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 with Pastor Ralph Blake officiating.

Burial will be at Short Cemetery in Cottage Hills.

Memorials may be made to the American Gold Star Mother's Association

An online condolence and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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