John R. England, 80, passed away on December 21, 2019 at his home. John was born on May 27, 1939 in Roodhouse. He married Mary Lou Stender on October 25, 1969 in Bethalto. John was a Director of Food Service and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton. John is survived by his wife: Mary Lou England of Jerseyville; his children: James D. England of Aurora and John W. England of Kansas City; and his grandson: James R. England of Aurora. He is preceded in death by his father and mother: Tom Long and Anna England-Long-Hembrough his brothers: William Bushnell, Thomas Joseph (TJ) Long, and Kenneth Long. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 10:00 am -12:30 pm at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville. Pastor Steve Jacobsen will be officiating and burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Food Pantry or the Angel Tree.
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