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11/06/09 11:52 AM #1    

David B McKean

The only information available at this time for M. Diane Grounds is as follows:

born: 1-31-1952
died: 4-21-1978
buried: Valhalla Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison County, Il

Her last residence was not listed. However, there is a reference made to her living in Godfrey, Madison County, Il. No obituary notice could be located in The Telegraph. According to an article in The Telegraph, funeral services were to be conducted for M. Diane & Clara M. (Diane's mother) Grounds on Sunday April 23, 1978. In the classified section of The Telegraph edition dated May 6, 1978 was a thank-you from the family of Diane & Clara Grounds.

Diane's first name was Margaret. She was special friend to me in our first year at the high school. She wrote a note in my 1968 yearbook. Here is an excerpt from the note:

Dear Dave, "I hope you won't forget me next year or even this summer."

By posting this "IN MEMORY" information on her death, she has not been forgotten. I feel that her request of so many years ago has been fulfilled. I was very honored and happy to input information about a great friend. May she never fade from the memories of those who knew her.

The preceding information came from the SSDI. Additional information was obtained by researching The Telegraph by Ruth Mitchell Bell.

12/12/09 12:18 PM #2    

David B McKean

Here is an article about the death of M. Diane Grounds and her mother, Clara D. Grounds from the Telegraph: Mother, daughter die in car crash A 55-year old Godfrey woman and her 26-year old daughter were killed Friday night in a two-car head-on collision on Rte. 111 in Bethalto, police said. Dead on arrival at Wood River Township Hospital were Clara D. Grounds, 44, of 6304 Florida, and Margaret D. Grounds, 26, of 6304½ Florida, Coroner Dallas Burke said. They were in a car which was northbound on Rte. 111. Police said they were unable to determine who was driving the car. Driver of the second car, Theresa L. Daily, 20, of 409 Alice Lane, Cottage Hills, was seriously injured, police said, and remained in Wood River Township Hospital today. Police said the Daily car was southbound on Rte. 111 and passed another car before colliding head-on with the Grounds car. The accident occurred at 9:22 p.m. near Williams Trailer Court, police said. Bethalto Police Chief Louis Dreith said the accident was still under investigation and that other witnesses, including the surviving driver, remain to be questioned. Mrs. Grounds was born in Alton. She was married July 1, 1950 in Alton to John G. Grounds. He survives. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Roy Dunse and Ronald Dunse, both of Godfrey; two stepsons, John Grounds of Alton and Gleniel Grounds of Martinsville; one stepdaughter, Judy Kuehnel of Jerseyville; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; one brother, Joe Harper of Winston Salem N.C.; and one sister, Helen Schoene of St. Charles, Mo. Joint visitation will be at Gent Chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Joint funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Cook presiding. Burial will be Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. The North Alton General Baptist Church has been named as a memorial. Margaret Grounds was a teller at First National Bank and Trust Co. in Alton. She was born in Alton. Besides her father she is survived by her grandmother, Gertie Grounds of Martinsville.

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