JUNE CRONINELSAH- June Mary Cronin, 89, died at 12:53 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Integrity Health Care of Godfrey.She was born in Elsah on June 21, 1926, and was the daughter of the late William & Violet M. (Mandorcia) Rister.June graduated from Alton Senior High School, and attended the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Alton. She worked in pediatrics at St. Josephs Hospital in Alton for many years, and was a longtime member of St. Michael's Catholic Church inBeltrees, and currently a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Grafton.She married Robert Matthew Cronin on Nov. 5, 1947 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Beltrees, and the two were blessed with nine children and 66 years of marriage before his death on March 21, 2014.Surviving are her children & their spouses, Rose Mary & James Towey of Godfrey, Mike & Jennifer Cronin of Port Townsend,Wa., Dan & Dorothy Cronin of Elsah, Christine & Gordon White of Jacksonville, Terri & Mark Darr of Godfrey, John & Jennifer Cronin of Jerseyville, Dave & Rhonda Cronin of Dow, Fred Cronin of Godfrey, and Tom Cronin of Elsah; 19 Grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two brothers & sisters in law, William & Dorothy Rister of Alton, and Noel "Butch" & Darlene Rister of Alton; a sister & brother in law, Charlotte & Gene Dershewitz of Turner, Or.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Rister; and a sister, Clara Belle Kennedy.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating.Burial will be in Elsah Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Historic Elsah Foundation or to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton.
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