Mary Alice Gold, 82, passed away 12:57 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side.
Born on December 13, 1935 in East Alton, she was the daughter of Willie Bond and Ruby Mary (Willoughby) Fentress.
Mary had been a foster parent for the IL Department of Family Services for 10 years.
Surviving are three sons, Lance Michael Gold and Phillip Allen (Marie) Gold all of Wood River, Steven Randall Gold of Fosterburg; two daughters, Cynthia Anne Winchester (Johnny Carter) of Rosewood Heights, Mary Roberta "Robi" (Claude) Walker of Meadowbrook; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Her parents; son, David Wayne Gold; brothers, Willie Bond Fentress and Charles Edward Fentess; and sister, Roberta "Bert" Fillinghim preceded in death.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 1 pm until time of service at 3 pm, Sunday, September 9 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Pastor Tim Drury will officiate.
Memorials may be made to a Charity for No-Kill Animal Shelter, Nancie's Fancies in Wood River.