Ethyle Kraushaar

Godfrey |

Ethyle Mildred Kraushaar, 95, died peacefully at her home in Godfrey on December 18, 2009. Ethyle was the daughter of Floyd and Anna (Shanks) Ray of Kane. She was born April 12, 1914. In 1932 she married Kenneth W. Kraushaar. During their union she had 2 sons, Robert, who died in infancy and Donald Kraushaar, also deceased, and a daughter Glenda Heflin of Alton.

She and her husband experienced many historical events, wars, and a depression as well as various recessions of the 20th century. They both worked together diligently to conquer many of those hardships. She had welcomed the 21st century with enthusiasm. Ethyle was a homemaker and a beautician.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a daughter-in-law, Bridget Kraushaar of Bethalto, two granddaughters, Karin Barry of South Carolina, and Holly Heflin of St. Louis, MO. Also surviving is a favorite sister-in-law, Georgia Ray of Jerseyville, a brother-in-law, George Kraushaar and wife Martha also of Jerseyville. Another brother-in-law, Charles Kraushaar passed away on the same day, twelve hours earlier.

There will be no visitation as per her request. She requested that her body be cremated. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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