Mabel Chatham

Wood River | Monday, January 17 2011

Mabel Ann Chatham, 91, passed away at 7:50 A.M. Monday, January 17, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 9, 1919 in Wanda to Herman C. and Theresa (Epping) Linkeman.

A machine operator in the shotshell division of Olin Corp., she was an avid quilter and loved to play Bingo.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Gary Heath of Granite City; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Don Chatham of East Alton, Larry and Jerri Richardson of Edwardsville, and Glen Chatham of Bethalto; nine grandchildren, Megan (Joseph) Overman, Alisha Wright, Jessica (Dave) Utz, Natasha Heath, Kimberly, Mariah, and Brian Richardson, Sarah Lewis, and Tracy Stephens; 12 great grandchildren, Gracie Byron, Colton Fulcher, Gabriel, Noah, and Isabella Overman, Austin Hausman, Isaac and Melina Lewis, Charlotte Utz, and Henry, Victoria, and Cayden Stephens; a brother, Ralph Linkeman of Lansing, Mich.; and two special nieces, Sharon Inman and Brenda Linkeman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ethel Karrick; and three brothers, Charles, Herbert, and Alvin Linkeman.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.  Rev. John Blackmore will officiate.

Interment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Colon Cancer Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Ste. 2404 Baltimore, MD 21201

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