Mary Milford

Alton |

Mary Neal Milford, 96, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday October 15, 2010, at the Bethalto Care Center in Bethalto.

She was born June 7, 1914 in Rose Hill, VA the daughter of William and Dona (Bailes) Lovens.

She married Chester G. Milford on November 2, 1935 in Alton and he preceded her in death on October 11, 1995.

Mary Neal worked as a sales associate for over 18 years at Leaders Department Store in Alton. She was a member of the 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton, where she was a church liturgist and chairman of many church functions. She was also active and served in many positions in the Alton and Madison County Republican Party.  A son Allen Bartle of Akron, OH, two daughters-in-law, ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, survive her.

Her parents, spouse, one son Boyd Neal Milford, one grandson James Peterson, one brother Grover Lovens, and two sisters Birdie Lee and Eva Jerrell preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday October 19, 2010 at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton and funeral services will be conducted Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Olson officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to the 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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