Russola J. Jacoby, 89, of Bethalto, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Alton on May 22, 1926, she was the daughter of Russell B. and Isadora (Evans) French.
Russola had worked as a sales associate for several department stores, including Arlans, J.C. Penney Outlet, P.N. Hirsch, K-Mart and Wal-Mart.
She married Milford Harlan “Steve” Jacoby on Dec. 14, 1945, in Wood River. He died Oct. 2, 2007.
Surviving are her daughter, Rhea “Joyce” (Gary) Brawley of O’Fallon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Bryan (Amber) Brawley and Stacey (Mel) Mohn; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Logan Brawley, Aubrey Mohn; sister, Virginia Kirkpatrick of Wood River; sisters-in-law, Frances Jacoby and Carol French; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and brother, David French.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.
Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice of Southwestern IL Dialysis Center.