William East

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for William Eldon East.

Mr. East, 93, died February 2 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born September 9, 1925 in McClusky, the son of the late Parker and Ruby Frances (Vanausdoll) East. He married the former Dorothy Harting in 1947,

Surrounded by agriculture his entire life, he owned and operated Shady Lawn Dairy, where his day started way before dawn delivering milk door to door throughout Jersey County. He later began working as a propane route salesman for Jersey County FS in Jerseyville where he once again was able to surround himself with his loyal customers and friends. He retired in 1988 after 20 years of service.

Surviving is his wife; nine children, including Melody (Roger) Better, Turese (Kent) Beiermann, Bill (June) East, Jen (Rusty) Kuehnel, Pati (Mark) Carpunky, Rosemary (Doug) Mann, Matt (Ann) East, all of Jerseyville and David East of Kane; 40 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Private burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fieldon.

Memorials may be made to Grace Community Baptist Church in Jerseyville or Shriner’s Hospital.