Lou Sunderland

Godfrey | Friday, November 9 2012

Lou Sunderland, 88, died at 5:42 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Born July 25, 1924 in Roxana, she was the daughter of Robert T. and Ruby (Nelson) Lovell. She married William F. Sunderland in 1947 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1998. Surviving are four sons, William F. Sunderland Jr. (Joyce) of Bethalto, James T. Sunderland of Alton, Steven W. Sunderland (Sonya) of Godfrey, and Butch Sunderland (Julie) of Godfrey, 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one brother, Joe Lovell, and five sisters, Grace Welton, Mildred Strunk, Sue Reilly, Jessie Vidokavich, and Mary Clapham. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Don, Dean, Frank, and Bob Lovell, and three sisters, Iris Dix, Margaret Frenz, and Sarah Ann Wiltshire. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Abundant Life Community Church in Alton. Pastor Roy Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463 or the 5A’s Animal Shelter. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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