David Michael Wachter, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018, at his home.

David was born on February 27, 1947 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Reinder Wachter and Mary (Glozik) Wachter.

David was a United States Air Force Veteran, who proudly served his county. He was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL.
David graduated from S.I.U.E. earning his Bachelor degree. He retired from Lanter Delivery Systems in Madison, IL, as an owner/operator truck driver after
many years of dedicated service. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan and he enjoyed going to games and watching them play on tv. David also
enjoyed going to the movies with his friends. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends. David will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Joan Wachter of Goshen, KY; proud uncle to Michelle (Emil) Cave of Sulfer, KY and Susan
(Tom) Gregory of Louisville, KY ; proud great-uncle to Ronald (Raine) Wallace, Michael Hart, Mason Gregory and Emma Gregory; extended family and many
dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, with Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Private interment will be held at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Agnes T. Fryntzko, 94 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Fountains in Granite City.

Agnes was born on November 27, 1924 in St. Louis; the daughter of the late Robert and Anna (Beljik) Mudrovic.

Agnes worked in accounting at Marsh McLennan Insurance for 20 years. Agnes had a special love for her church, Nativity of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Church in Madison where she was a member for many years. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. Agnes will be remembered for
the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Agnes is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Marie Ann (Eric) Robertson of Granite City, Jeanne Martinovich of Ashville, North Carolina;
grandchildren, Laura (John) Collins, Erin Robertson, Ryan (Rachelle) Robertson, Michael (Sue) Martinovich, Bo Martinovich; great-grandchildren, Karli Rae,
Riley, Bella, Stefan, Niko.
In addition to her parents,

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband; John D. Fryntzko, whom she married on June 24, 1943; her 3 brothers and a sister.

In celebration of Agnes’s life, services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite
City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are
suggested to Heartland Hospice or Nativity of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox Cemetery perpetual care fund. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City is serving the family.
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Larry Herzing, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at his home.

Larry was born on July 21, 1944, in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Willard Herzing and Alva (Stearns) Herzing.

Larry retired from American Steel Foundry as a supervisor after many years of dedicated service. Larry loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his
family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa Moxey; brother, Glenn Herzing; and by a grandson.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary (Coleman) Herzing of Granite City, IL; children, Tamara Cooper and Ricky Herzing; step-children, Janet Carroll and
Scott Carroll; grandson, Jason Herzing; siblings, Danny Herzing, Gary Herzing, Bobby Herzing and Judy Helms; extended family and many dear friends.

In celebration of Larry’s life, a visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite
City, IL, with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dorothy Mathon, age 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at her home.

Dorothy was born on June 1, 1924 in Taylorville, IL, a daughter of the late Abel Maquet and Nellie (Dearinger) Maquet.

On September 14, 1946, Dorothy married Edward Mathon, the love of her life. Edward passed away on October 20, 1997. After raising her children, Dorothy
worked at Shermers Hardware, W.T. Grant and Chouteau Township. She enjoyed collecting angels, making crafts, crocheting and sewing. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family. Dorothy loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved her.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia O’Brian; her sons, Michael Mathon and Gary Mathon; grandson, Michael
Focht; and by her sisters, Elsie Powell and Rose Schroyer.

She is survived by her loving children, Judy (Jimmy) Hayes of Mitchell, IL and Becky Focht of Granite City, IL; daughter-in-law, Debbie Mathon of Bradon, FL;
proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens
in Thonotosassa, FL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Charles Eugene “Charlie” Robertson “Uncle Charlie”, 70 of Mitchell, Illinois passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at
his home surrounded by his family.

Charlie was born on June 20, 1948 in Fulton, Kentucky; the son of the late William Anderson Robertson and Mary Dorothy (Latham) Scribner.

Charlie was the owner and operator of B&D Pest Control for many years until his retirement in 2012.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country in the Vietnam War, serving 2 tours of duty and where he earned a Purple Heart, Vietnam Service
Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman Badge.

Charlie was a member of the Granite City V.F.W. and the Granite City D.A.V. In his free time he enjoyed his days of racing and building cars, riding
motorcycles and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Charlie will be remembered for his jokester personality and all the
special times he shared with his family and friends.

Charlie is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Jody D. (Clark) Robertson, whom he married on March 11, 2017; his children, Beatrice Robertson,
Amber Whittington (Danny Mendosa), David Robertson, Charles (Kim) Robertson Jr.; grandchildren, Jorden Whittington, Mycah Be lann (Michael) Crawford,
Charleene Nicole Robertson (Jason Rodriguez), Mackenkie Lauren Robertson, Oakley Landon Robertson; great-grandchildren, Brydon Lane Harris, William
Alexander Cole Harris, Ian Ky Harris, Michael Allen Crawford II, Elijah Tate Rodriguez; sister, Jane (Jeff) Johnson; brothers, Dave (Barbara) Robertson, Mike
(Candy) Scribner; best friends, Bobby McGee and Keith Dauble.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his daughter in 2013.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Charlie’s
life, services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Edward Linhart officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Elizabeth Ann Messick, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Wed. Dec. 26, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City.

She was born Mar. 23, 1936 in Vandalia, IL to the late Clifford Raymond & Lucy Elizabeth (Ishmael) Tedrick.

On Jan. 10, 1953, she and Jack Lee Messick were married in Vandalia, IL.  He survives in Granite City.

Ann was an LPN working for many years at St. Elizabeth Hospital and local nursing homes.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 sons: David Lee (Karen) Messick of Granite City, Daniel Allen Messick of FL, and Michael Joseph Messick of
St. Louis, MO; 2 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Julie Ann Messick; a granddaughter: Amy Argent; and 2 brothers: Robert Raymond Tedrick
and Morris Gale Tedrick.

Ann made a gift of her body to St. Louis University Hospital.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Christopher David “Ducky” Duckworth, 47, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:02 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018
at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri.

He was born January 11, 1971 in Granite City, a son of the late William D. Duckworth Jr. and Susan Jean (Warren) Yates.

He married Sophia Estelle (Hall) Duckworth on June 13, 2009 in Potosi, Missouri and she survives and affectionately called him her “Quack-Quack”.

The 1989 graduate of Granite City High School was active with the Drama Club and Swing Choir throughout his high school years.

He worked many years as a landscaper and was devoted to ministering to others. He enjoyed his days of gardening and had a special love of Star Trek. He
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Larry Yates of Cobden, Illinois; five children, Cender (Josh) Bunge of Hermann,
Missouri, SPC. Elijah David Duckworth of Ft. Bliss, Texas, Jeremiah Jacob Duckworth of Rosemont, Minnesota, Corey Aaron Rock of Bonne Terre, Missouri
and Joshua Paul Duckworth of Bonne Terre, Missouri; four grandchildren, Luke, Ellexia, Axl and Allison; sister, Jayme Lynn Sparkman of Ballwin, Missouri;
mother-in-law, Karen Hall of Farmington, Missouri; brother-in-law, Clarence (Beck) Hall of Farmington, Missouri; sister-in-law, Sarah Hall of Charlack,
Missouri; nieces and nephews, Bella, Cain, Lexi and Brock; brothers and sisters in Christ; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Bernice Duckworth and Oscar and Norma Waren.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark
Boyster officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the Duckworth family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Patricia Ann Tuttle, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at St. Louis
University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Patricia was born on January 20, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Walter H. Finke and Kathern M. (Herden) Finke.

Patricia retired from St. Louis Community College as a project manager, after many years of dedicated service. She attended Hope Lutheran Church in
Granite City, IL. Patricia loved nature, especially flower gardening to support monarch butterflies. She took great pride in the various craft projects she worked
on throughout her life. Patricia will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends including holiday gatherings at her home
where she delighted in entertaining her guests. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving sister, Sandra Jessee of Granite City, IL; proud aunt to Dawn (Robert) Morgan of Wildwood, MO and Patrick (Angela) Jessee of
Chicago, IL; proud great-aunt to Elizabeth Morgan; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. Visitation will
continue from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating.

Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be given to Hope Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel or church.
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Marvin Alaus Ozee, Jr, 69, of Granite City died on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home with his family at his side.

He was born on August 8, 1949 in East St. Louis, IL to Marvin, Sr and Lucille nee: Lindsay Ozee.

The U.S. Army veteran was an electrician at Granite City Steel for 34 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Granite City Elks and the American
Legion in Maryville. The loving father and grandfather enjoyed golf, motorcycles, travelling, painting and cooking, especially spaghetti. He will be missed by
many friends and family.

Marvin is survived by 2 daughters: Rhonda (Ryan) Dial of Godfrey, IL and Renee Pieper of Granite City, IL; a son, Marvin Alaus Ozee III of Granite City, IL; 4
grandchildren: Jacob Pieper, Alexis Pieper, Rodger Zawodniak and Ruby Zawodniak; 2 brothers: Ronald (Doris) Ozee of OK and Chester (Karen) Howie
(Ozee); 2 sisters: Gloria Williams of Mexico, MO and Margie Ozee of Richland, MO.

Besides his parents, Marvin is preceded in death by his step mother, Alberta Ozee; ex -wife, Sharon Ozee and 2 brothers: Edward Ozee and William Ozee.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City, IL. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Louis Children’s Hospital or the American Heart Association.
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Charles “Chuck” A. Wesbrook Sr., 84, of Granite City died on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born on March 12, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to James L. and Mary Alice nee:  Gilbert Wesbrook.

Chuck married Virginia Fox, who preceded him in death.

The loving father and grandfather was a chainman with Granite City Steel until his retirement.  When he was younger he enjoyed hunting, fishing and skiing.  
Chuck loved his ice cream and popcorn while he watched TV.

Chuck is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Kevin) Duke of Navarr, FL; 2 sons, Charles (Karen) Wesbrook of Pontoon Beach, IL and Walter (Sharon) Wesbrook
of Granite City,IL; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, Chuck is preceded in death by 2 great grandchildren, Oliver and Carter Deak; 2 brothers, Walter Wesbrook and Jimmy
Wesbrook and 2 sisters:  Helen Hiney and Francis Reed.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

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Charles H. Hartline, 87, of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away, at 12:12 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home
surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 3, 1931 in Grand Tower, IL to Clay Clarence and Ella May (nee: Worthen) Hartline.

Charles and Lois Boucher married on March 2, 1954 in Corinth, Mississippi.

He served in the United States Army and had worked at Granite City Steel in Granite City, IL and McCabe-Powers in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife: Lois (nee: Boucher) Hartline of Pontoon Beach, three sons; Danny (Karen) Hartline of Greenville, IL, Randy Hartline of Granite City,
IL and Steve Hartline Sr. of Pontoon Beach, IL; five grandchildren: Brandi (Jeremy) Slater, Tony Hartline, Steven Hartline Jr., Tiffany Miller and Bobbie White;
six great grandchildren: McKenzie Slater, Logan Slater and Ava Slater, Cyle Pyles, Dalani White and Alivia Porter; brother: Fred Hartline of FL; two sisters:
Geneva (Cecil) Garrett of Gainesville, FL and Lenita Hartline of Pleasant Hills, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Besides both of his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Joseph “Joe” Allen Hartline; three brothers: Ralph Andrew Hartline Sr., Clarence Hartline
and Clay Hartline; two sisters: Mary Brothers and Frieda Handlon.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018   with the funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2018 at Wojstrom
Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with Rev. Eddie Linhart and Rev. Scott Fick officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon, IL. Online information and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.

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Carol Lee Smith, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her home.

She was born September 23, 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

She married Robert F. Smith on July 8, 1961 in East St. Louis and he survives.

She was a dedicated and faithful homemaker whom cherished her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and
enjoyed her days visiting the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis or bicycle rides with her husband. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three children, Cynthia Ogden of Florissant, Missouri, Gary (Linda) Smith of Granite City and Rhonda
(Kirk) Mills of Edwardsville; eight grandchildren, Jacquelynne Williams, Jacob Williams, Alexia (Austin) Gregory, Tessa (Jake) Weidner, Nathaniel Smith, Alec
Mills, Andrew Mills and Allison Mills; a great granddaughter, Naomi Kemper; two sisters-in-law, Margie Herderhorst and Norma Mardirosian; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Eileen (Wood) Adele; three brothers, Gus, Edward and Donald Herderhorst and a sister, Janet
Goss.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 3:00 p.m.
until time of service at 7:00 p.m. with her nephew, Deacon Rob Mardirosian officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to BJC Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Angela M. Tucker, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at The Fountains of Granite
City.

Angela was born on April 30, 1927 in Oakland, CA, a daughter of the late Clarence Christ and Magdalen (Lotz) Christ.

On August 24, 1946, Angela Christ married Floyd C. Tucker Jr., the love of her life, in California. Floyd passed away on March 21, 1997. Angela was a faithful
member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She was also a member of the Faith and Light Group and she served on the funeral lunch
committee at Holy Family. She enjoyed volunteering for the Special Olympics, Oath and as a Pink Lady at Gateway Hospital for over thirty years. She was also
an usherette at the Fox Theatre. Angela was a member of AMVETS Post 51. Angela and Floyd were proud to serve veterans and their families in many ways.
She was a wonderful neighbor, loyal friend and a second mom to all of her daughter’s friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and devoted husband, Angela was preceded in death by her brothers, Vincent Christ and Walter Christ; and by father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Floyd C. Tucker Sr. and Louise Tucker.

She is survived by her loving children, Cheryl Barton of Granite City, IL, Denise (Daniel) Worthen of Granite City, IL and Stacey (Richard) Mertz of Maryland
Heights, MO; proud grandmother to Lorianne D. Bauer of Champaign, IL, Meshia M. Barton of Lomita, CA, Emily L. Worthen of Maryland Heights, MO and
Daniel P. Worthen of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Angela will be laid to rest next to Floyd at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Granite City APA. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Fountains of Granite City, and to the staff at Anderson Hospital.

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Willene Leona “Willie” Bergkoetter, 73, of South Roxana, Illinois passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19,
2018 at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born April 8, 1945 in Granite City, Illinois, the daughter of the late Boleslaw “Bill” and Michalena “Lena” (Pierjok) Lupa.

She married Eugene “Gene” Bergkoetter on November 15, 1986 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and he passed away on October 23, 2016.

She retired in 2011 from Shirl K Floral Designs in Granite City after 25 years of her dedicated flair as a florist. She was a talented artist with floral design and
assisted families through many occasions throughout her lifetime.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and enjoyed attending and teaching water aerobics at the YMCA in Edwardsville. She loved the outdoors
and enjoyed her days of fishing and sewing. She cherished her grandchildren and was super engaging and never knew a stranger.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Katie Hamilton of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Hattie and Beau Hamilton of St. Louis; many beloved
members of the Bergkoetter, Pierjok and Hamilton families and a host of cherished friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Dream Home Charities in Wood River or to Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Bert Doty, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at his home.

Bert was born on June 8, 1934 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Charles and Evelyn Doty.

Bert was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. He retired from Granite City Steel as a forklift driver after forty plus years of dedicated
service. Bert was a dirt track and NASCAR racing fan. He was an excellent woodworker. He could make any type of crafts out of wood. He sold many of his
wood crafts at various craft shows throughout the area. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-
grandchildren, who he loved dearly. Bert will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Patricia Faye (Roseman) Doty, who passed away on November 17, 2009; brothers,
Jack and Ervin; and by two sisters, Lena and Lola.
He is survived by his loving children, Debra Seka, Rick (Kate) Doty, Steve (Janet) Doty and Pam (Pat) Harper all of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Lilly and
Marie; proud grandfather to Jeremy, Beth, Jessie, Michael, Jennifer, Cole and Stella; proud great-grandfather to Shelby, Macy and River Jane; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Bert will be laid to rest
next to Patricia at Fairview Cemetery in Waynesville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Stroke Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Angela Marie Geisen, 45, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly Fri. Dec. 14, 2018 at her home.

She was born Mar. 8, 1973 in Charlotte, NC to Rhonda (Brown) Neeley of Rolla, MO.

On Oct. 31, 2013, she and Brad H. Geisen were married in Alton, IL.  He survives in Granite City.

Angela worked for PlanNet Marketing as a customer service rep.  She loved The Walking Dead, Resident Evil and all things zombie.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by 2 daughters: Krystin (Bryce) Hurst and Mickayla Bucks; 2 sons: Codie Bucks and Ashton Geisen; 2
grandchildren: Camren Bucks and Cylis Pellock; and 2 sisters: Christina Lawrence and Consuela Orasco, all of Granite City.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Voloski.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Dec. 18, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Charles West
officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Patricia Ann Waters, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Tues. Dec. 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her
family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 6, 1949 in Granite City and was the daughter of the late Clayton and Melavee Lynn.

She and Jim L. Waters were married in Granite City in 1983 and he survives in Granite City.

Patricia was a published poet and also enjoyed writing children’s short stories as well as being an artist working in drawings and sketches.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons: James (Samantha) Smith of South Roxana, IL and Jason (Kara) Waters of Granite City; 2
grandchildren: Halie Smith and Jackson Waters; a great-grandson: Xzavier Marsh; 2 brothers: Jimmy Lynn of WA and Billy Lynn of Cahokia, IL; and 6 sisters:
Debbie Lynn of WA, Melanie Lynn of Madison, IL, Michelle Sanders of St. Louis, Bourbon Lynn of TX, Sharon Bazzell of Granite City and Karen Sue Sanders of
Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marlon Becker and a sister, Sara Esparza.

Memorial visitation will be Sun. Dec. 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Jessica Lee O’Connor. 31, of Granite city, IL, passed away at, 1:42 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born October 4, 1987 in Granite City, IL.

Jessi was full of life and a vibrant person. Her whole world was her daughter Jazmine. She loved her music as well as making others laugh.

Jessica is survived by her daughter: Jazmine Adams of LaSalle, IL; mother: Lisa (nee: Copeland ) Beavin and her step-father: Steven Wright of Madison, IL;
two sisters: Jennifer (Tom) Chrismer of Lonedell, MO and Courtney Beavin of Granite City, IL; grandmother: LuAnn Foster of Granite City, IL; grandfather: Bob
(Adraina) Copeland of Granite City, IL; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by the man she considered her father, Jeffery Scott Beavin.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL
with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Melody Diane Davis, age 40, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Melody was born on September 9, 1978, in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Larry Potts and Sherry (Kern) Potts of Granite City, IL.

Melody enjoyed working at Koh'ls Distribution Center in Pontoon Beach, IL. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her son,
Michael, whom she adored. Melody loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Melody is survived by her loving son, Michael Davis of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Melissa Potts of Granite City, IL, Matthew
(Sarah) Potts of Troy, IL and Larry (Karen) Potts of Long Beach, MS; nephews and nieces, Zane, Lilly, Daniel, Katie and Johnathon; special friends, Eric,
Danny and Ann Marie; extended family and many other friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Helen Geroff, 96 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at University Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville.

Helen was born on May 15, 1922 in Granite City; the daughter of the late William Milton and Mary (Benson) Worthen.

Helen was a secretary at Tri City Grocery and a homemaker and mom. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City where she gave
countless hours to the Sunshine Club preparing funeral luncheons and a member of the Madison Junior Service Club. Helen will be remembered for her
kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Helen is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Mary Voss of Granite City; son, Bob (Rosemary) Geroff of Granite City; grandchildren, Steve Geroff,
Ray (Katie) Geroff; great-grandchildren, Abigail Geroff, Connor Geroff, Gavin Geroff, Reagan Geroff and numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended
family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband; Dr. Steve Geroff, whom she married on September 17, 1941; her son, Dr. Stephen
Geroff; son-in-law, Raymond K. Voss Jr.; brothers, Milton “Bud” (Leetha) Worthen, Jim “Red” (Alice) Worthen, Mick Worthen, William “Bill” (Ailene) Worthen;
sisters, Marie (Evan) Curry, Dorothy (Pete) Petroff, Mary Geraldine Reber.

Visitation for Helen will be on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Helen’
s life, services will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington
Ave. in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude
Childrens Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Charlotte Rose Ervin, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.

Charlotte was born on July 9, 1939 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; the daughter of the late Willard and Jettie Stovall.

Charlotte was a patient Accounts Manager for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City. In
her free time Charlotte enjoyed her days of quilting and playing games. She loved the outdoors and never missed a chance to go swimming or spend a day
at the beach. Charlotte will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Charlotte is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Judi Ervin of Seattle, Washington; sister, Wilma Large of Granite City, Illinois; brothers, Willard
Stovall of Jackson, Missouri, Michael (Judy) Stovall of Ligonier, Pennsylvania and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband; Walker Charles William Ervin, whom she married on November 1, 1959; sister,
Maryann (Harry) Rogers; sister-in-law, Pam Stovall.

In celebration of Charlotte’s life, friends and family may gather on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. with
Pastor Mike Rayson officiating at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road in Granite City. In honor of Charlotte memorial donations are
suggested to Nameoki United Methodist Church or any Veterans organizations. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.

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Billie “Bill” Martin, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Christian
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born September 17, 1937 in Beaucoup, Illinois, a son of the late Dan E. and Bertha (Polvish) Martin.

He married Bernardine D. (Lamczyk) Martin on February 10, 1964 in Radom, Illinois and she passed away January 10, 2012. He retired in 1997 from Trio
Printing in St. Louis after 40 years of dedicated service as a lithographer. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Berlin Crisis.
He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing. Bill cherished his grandchildren and
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Robert Haugen of Granite City; two grandchildren, Taylor Haugen and Drew Haugen; brothers-in-
laws; sisters-in-laws; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife of 47 years and parents, he was preceded in death
by six siblings, Edward Martin, Jack Martin, Tom Martin, Peggy Kelly, JoAnn Martin and Everett Martin.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at St. Ann Cemetery in Nashville, Illinois on Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
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Robin Louise Gremaud, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Robin was born on August 17, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Glennon J. Gremaud and Lorraine A. (Best)
Gremaud.

Robin was a faithful member of GCFirst Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. She worked in the cafeteria at Granite City
Steel for over twenty years. Robin was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. She enjoyed going to the games with her
friends and watching them play on tv. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Robin will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Glenna and John Young of Staunton, IL; proud aunt to Cindy
Otero of Festus, MO and Carrie Profaizer of Wilsonville, IL; proud great-aunt to Alex, Abby and Kennedy; proud great-
great-aunt to Kaden and Coy; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Rich Smallie officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to GCFirst Assembly of God. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Ella Mae (Roesch) Kimbrel, 74, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her home.

She was born on November 3, 1944 in Birmingham, AL to Fred William and Freda Mae nee: McKinder Roesch.

Ella was a cook for Hucks and most recently with Brenda’s Café in Pontoon Beach, IL, where she retired from.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by her significant other, Lloyd Herendeen; 3 daughters: Mary Ellen (Jim) Hawley of Branson, MO, Susan
(Henry) Wyatt of Granite City, IL and Quiana (Gene) Kelley of Pontoon Beach, IL; a son, Phillip (Dena) Kimbrel of Dupo, IL; 11 grandchildren; 19 great
grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Norma Schaffner of Eureka, MO and Evelyn (Jim) Holmes of Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents, Ella is preceded in death by a son, Phillip Joseph Kimbrel; a granddaughter, Tabitha Tupper and 3 sisters: Joyce Jean Jackson, Rita
Overby and Doris Wells.

The family will have a Celebration of Life Dinner on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Eagles Home, 2558 Madison Ave in Granite
City, IL.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

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Sherri Lynn McCallister, 57, of Granite City died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her home.

She was born on December 26, 1960 in Granite City, IL to Frank and Velma nee: Nobles Cantlon.

Sherri married Clair “Gene” Eugene McCallister, Jr in Madison, IL on February 9, 1980.

Sherri was an administrative assistant for the American Red Cross. She enjoyed spending time with her family and sewing. Sherri was raised from birth by
her older sister Florene Leiner and her husband, Harmon.

Besides her husband, Sherri is survived by 4 daughters: Cheryl Mercerof Belleville, IL, Melissa (Jeremy Gaynor) McCallister of Fairview Heights, IL, Shelly
McCallister of Granite City, IL, and Brandy (Deron) Powers of Granite City, IL; 3 sons:  Gene (Tasha) McCallister of Granite City, IL, Phillip (Vicki) Lawrence of
Poplar Bluff, MO and Gary Lawrence of Poplar Bluff, MO; 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Gary (Jane) North of
Granite City, IL; 2 sisters:  Carolyn (Lewis) Wood of Granite City, IL and  Mary Yeager of Granite City, IL; 4 half-brothers:  Bob Cantlon, Allen Cantlon, Jim
Cantlon and Harold Cantlon;  3 half-ststers:  Iva Cantlon, Carol Anne Hunick and Darlene Cantlon and a sister in law, Diane (Mike) Reed.  Sherri will be
greatly missed by her granddaughter Taylor McCallister and Kathy Jolly, whom Sherri raised as her own; her lifelong best friend, Theresa Fleming as well as
many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sherri is preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers: Stephen North, Bud North and Bobby North and 4 sisters:  Diane Kiselka, Pearl Yaeger, Barbara
Maxwell and Florine Leiner.

Memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City,
IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Marjorie Fayne Williams, 83, of Granite City died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehab in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on December 10, 1934 in Blue Ridge, IL to Lynn A. and Beulah E. nee: Peacock Drum.

Marjorie married Thomas E. Williams in Granite City, IL on January 23, 1965. He preceded her in death in 1994.

The loving mother and grandmother was an intake specialist for Madison County Community Development.

Marjorie is survived by 3 daughters: Rhonda (Garry) Dooley of Edwardsville, IL, Stacey Williams of Ocala, FL and Christie Williams of Lake of the Ozarks, MO;
a son, Stanley Hoffman of Edwardsville, IL; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 sisters: Marilyn Whitworth of NC and Evelyn Harris of Glen Carbon, IL

Besides her husband of 29 years, Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frederick Drum.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Virginia M. Cole, 94, of Granite City died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born on July 9, 1924 in Wyatt, MO to Noah and Kate nee: Powell Gibson.

Virginia married Robert Cole in Charleston, MO in June 1942 and he preceded her in death in 2002.

The loving mother and grandmother retired from Olin Mathis in St. Louis, MO after 20 years of service. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in
Pontoon Beach, IL and she enjoyed yard sales.

Virginia is survived by 2 daughters: Sue Krug of Granite City, IL and Jane (Larry) Cornett of Alton, IL; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 20 great-
great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Virginia is preceded in death by a son, Robert Wayne Cole; 2 brothers: Teddy Gibson and Harold Gibson; a sister, Lorene
Crisel; a son in law, Jerry Krug and a great grandson, Brandon Krug.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

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David Paul “Dutchy” Foster, 59, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:24 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at his home.

He was born April 11, 1959 in Granite City.

He was employed as a supervisor with Plateplus, formerly known as Cargill, in Granite City with 23 years of dedicated service in the steel industry.

He enjoyed his days fishing, woodworking, flying drones, gardening and traveling and loved the ocean.

He married Linda Louise (Widel) Foster on July 15, 1995 in Granite City and she survives.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his father and stepmother, Melvin L. and Donna Coakley of Granite City; daughter, Jessi and son-in-law,
Jeremy Holtgrave of Granite City; daughter, Alicia Burkett of St. Louis; son, Dustin Foster of Portland, Oregon; daughter Taylor Foster and significant other,
Mike Thomas of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Zachery, Allison, Destiny and Christian; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Sherry Coakley of Granite City,
Robbie Coakley of Granite City and Donna and Larry Dunn of Pontoon Beach; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carole Sue (Farley) Coakley; brother, Robert Coakley and a nephew, Cody Hyde.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Kent Delano Warren Jr., 54, of Madison, IL, passed away at 2:08 a.m. Wed. Dec. 5, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City, IL.

He was born June 5, 1964 in Dexter, MO to Kent Delano & Judith Ann (Lewis) Warren Sr. of Madison, IL.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by 2 sons: Kenneth (Kellie) Warren and Richard Warren of Granite City; a daughter: Kendra Warren of MO; and a
grandson: K.J. Warren.

Services are private.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Harold Adolph Willumat, 80, of Pontoon Beach died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at his home.

He was born on July 15, 1938 in St. Louis, MO to Adolph Willumat and Anna nee: Waschow Willumat.

Harold married Beverly Joy Niehaus in Collinsville, IL on June 14, 1969. She precedes him in death.

The loving father and grandfather attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville. Harold was employed by FS Inc, Brooks Ketchup and most recently
was a truck driver with his wife before his retirement. He enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals and he had also coached little league.

Harold is survived by 2 daughters: Cathy (Tim, Sr) Roethemeier of Troy, IL and Tina (Mike) Moore of Greenville, IL; 7 sons: Brian (Joanie) Moesner of Oldfield,
MO, Rick (Kim) Moesner of FL, Greg (Teresa) Moesner of Collinsville, IL, Randy Moesner of Collinsville, IL, Stephen (Jolleene) Willumat of Pontoon Beach, IL,
Kevin (Kelly) Willumat of Granite City, IL and Donnie Willumat of Collinsville, IL and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, Harold is preceded in death by a son, Billy Tracy.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Richard John Moslander Sr. 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:38 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born May 21, 1946 in West Vienna, Illinois.

He married Lila J. (Strubberg) Moslander on March 31, 1878 in Granite City, Illinois and she survives.

He retired on August 22, 2015 from U.S. Steel after 46 years of dedicated service as a Union Steelworker.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a avid Pez candy dispenser collector and was a extreme Bigfoot
enthusiast and was always on the lookout for both. He enjoyed his days traveling, taking a vacation, fishing, baking and cooking and liked baseball and was
a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by three children, daughter, Anna L. Unger of Granite City, son, Richard Moslander Jr. of Granite City and
daughter, Amy Staggs of Wood River; four grandchildren, Amanda Bergfield, Katie Tomlin, Gabriel Tomlin Jr. and Gavin Staggs; two great grandchildren,
Isaiah Johnson and Cassady Johnson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thomas and Mary Ann Moslander, Kevin and Raenan Moslander of Arkansas
and Johnny Mike Moslander of Arkansas; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Theresa and Phillip Mitchell of Louisiana and Tammy Metz of Arkansas; many
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Charlotte Elizabeth (Medlin) and Carl Prince and his father, John James Moslander.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 with Reverend Don Baker officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Betty Lou Warren, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Betty was born on
October 1, 1933 in McGee, MO, a daughter of the late Glenn Wills and Rose Etta (Richmann) Wills.

On December 22, 1953, Betty Wills married Oshall Lee Warren, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO. Oshall passed away on August 26, 2009. Betty enjoyed
gardening, working in her yard, colored pencil art, solving word search puzzles and reading a good book. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Betty loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a son, Paul L. Warren; brother, Joy Wills, three sisters, Ilene Lacey, Loren Daves and
Ruby Barks; daughter-in-law, Donna Warren; and by a great-grandson, Miles Penn.

Betty is survived by her loving children, Pastor Phillip L. (Cindy) Warren of St. Ann, MO, Timothy B. (Sherry) Warren of Granite City, IL, Mark R. (Treasa) Warren
of Granite City, IL, Pamela L. (Terry) Cook of Granite City, IL and Sean J. (Jill) Warren of Phoenix, AZ; dear sister, Thelma (Paul) Helms of Puxico, MO; proud
grandmother to Kellie (Tyler) Penn, Andrew (Sarah) Warren, Abigail Warren, James (Jenna) Ford, Oliver (Emma) Warren, Harley Warren, Clayton (Jodi)
Warren, Christopher (Paulette) Warren, Calvin (Erica) Warren, Jason (Annie) Warren, Justin (Amy) Warren, Amy Rush, Melissa (Alex) Ray, Cody (Lizzie)
Pinkston, Lindsay (Donovan) Schrader, Audrey (Sonny) Pinkston, Lucas Warren, Sophia Warren, Lola Warren, Isabella Warren and Keifer Warren and twenty-
four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, with her son, Pastor Phillip Warren officiating.

A second visitation will be held at Richmann Chapel in Lowndes, MO, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018, followed by the
funeral service. Betty will be laid to rest next to Oshall at Richmann Cemetery in Lowndes, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Richmann Chapel or American Stroke Association (strokeassociation.org). Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.

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Mary J. Kiselka, 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sun. Dec. 2, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

She was born May 22, 1930 in Granite City to the late Watson and Cordie (Murphy) Dowdy.

On Mar. 26, 1955, she and Robert J. Kiselka were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2018.

Mrs. Kiselka had retired from Olin Corp. as a bullet press operator.

She is survived by a daughter: Gail (Lynn) Beaver; a son: Gary Kiselka and his girlfriend, Tracy Seibold, all of Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Jason (Teri)
Beaver, Jaime (Jeremy) Waters and Jessica (Lucas) Springer; 3 great-grandchildren: McKenna, Taylor and Ava, and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her
first great-grandson; and 2 sisters: Alice Williams and Pauline Bell of Granite City.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: Gary Robert “Bobby” Kiselka, 2 sisters: Dean and Frances; a baby brother:
Charles; and 3 step-brothers: Carl, Joe and Newt Dowdy.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at St. John
Cemetery – Nameoki.
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David W. Slay, age 65, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his home, with his loving family by
his side.

David was born on September 23, 1953 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John Slay and Helen (Brown) Slay.

On May 26, 1979, David married Deborah Woomer, the love of his life. After twenty-one years of dedicated service with the United States Air Force, David
retired in 1993 as a jet engine mechanic attaining the rank of Technical sergeant. He enjoyed coaching his children’s baseball, basketball and softball
games. David loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Slay and by a brother, Richard Slay.
He is survived by his devoted wife of thirty-nine years, Deborah Slay of Granite City, IL; loving children, TJ (Sheila) Slay of Bethel, OH, Trisha Marshall of
Granite City, IL, Nina Dudley of St. Roberts, MO, Jonathan Slay of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Deborah (Warren) Koehler and John Slay; proud grandfather
to fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mark Powell
officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the United States Air Force at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, following the funeral service
at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Unity Hospice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Elaine Thompson “Toad” Degener, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at
Fountainview Manor in Granite City.

She was born November 11, 1923 in Cushing, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Stewart) Swain.

She married her first husband, Curtis Thompson and he passed away in 1972 and later married Ardell L. “Dutch” Degener and he passed away in 2006.

She had worked as a clerk at Leader’s Department Store in Granite City with 20 years of dedicated service and had worked at Kiddie Korner Child Care
through the First Baptist Church in Granite City.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Granite City and loved her days of quilting, embroidery work and tending to her yard. Elaine
cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dean Kern of Mitchell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dick and Terri Thompson of Tucson, Arizona
and Dale and Kim Thompson of Troy; six grandchildren and spouses, Julie and Randy Pieper, Jodie and Bill Warsing, Sarah and Bill Duy, Ashley Thompson,
Morgan Thompson and Michaela Thompson; six great grandchildren and spouses, Bailee Warsing, Logan Warsing, Connor Warsing, Dillon and Rebecca
Pieper, Kelly and Caleb Kirk and Rebecca Pieper; two great-great grandchildren, Natalie and Declan Pieper; half-sister, Evelyn “Marie” Bennett of West
Virginia; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Thompson; brother, Council Swain and a sister, Lorraine Cauble.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Lacie Betts and Sandy Curran officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Louis “Lou” Allen Wienhoff, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his home. Lou was
born on September 30, 1938 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Charles M. Wienhoff and Zella M. (Williams) Wienhoff.

On July 3, 1956, Lou married Geneva J. Willis, the love of his life, in Hernando, MS. Lou retired from the St. Louis Terminal Railroad in St. Louis MO, as a
diesel mechanic after many years of dedicated service. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Lou also enjoyed playing the harmonica
and many other instruments. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Lou loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Lou was preceded in death by four brothers and by two sisters.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-two years, Geneva Wienhoff of Granite City, IL; loving children, Rebecca (Lonnie) Lancaster of Granite City, IL,
Jeffrey (Pamela) Wienhoff of Huntsville, AL, Elaine (Barry) Reynolds of Pinckneyville, IL, David (Barbara) Wienhoff of Edwardsville, IL and Julia (James) Isaak

of Noble, IL; proud grandfather to ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers; four sisters; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Larry Roy Dawes, 63, of Granite City, IL, died unexpectedly at 9:57 a.m. Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 22, 1955 in Granite City to Irene (Lindsay) Dawes of Granite City and the late Emerald Dawes.

On Dec. 11, 2009, he and Angelina B. Betito were married in Edwardsville, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

Larry retired in 2015 after 40 years of service as an operator from the City of Granite City sewer treatment plant.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and
had attended Calvary Life Church.  He was a member of the Midwest Airwing RC Club where he enjoyed flying drones.  He enjoyed photography, playing golf
and the guitar as well as teaching English as a second language online.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a granddaughter: Adriana Nichole Dawes of Troy, IL; and 2 sisters: Ruth Lee of Pleasant Grove, UT and
Brenda Vierling of Clarksville, TN.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Cassandra Marie Dawes; and a brother: Robert Eugene Dawes.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 6:00 p.m. Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Mark Maynard
officiating.  Private burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Betty June Fuchs, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:12 a.m. Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

She was born July 11, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Evelyn (Smith) Ogden Levandowski and Audie Ogden.

On May 21, 1945, she and Leonard Martin Fuchs Jr. were married in Norfolk, VA. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 2009.

Betty was a retired medical recorder for the State of Florida in Clearwater. She was lifetime member of the YMCA.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Toni Bautsch and Cheri Fuchs of Granite City; 2 sons: Bill (Onie) Fuchs of Byron, GA and Leonard Martin Fuchs III of AZ; 6
grandchildren: Michaela (Chief Warrant Officer 3 James) Moss, Tonya (Justin) Bernaix, Traci (Dwayne) Watson, Bill (Raquel) Fuchs Jr., Retired First Sergeant
Leonard (Nan) Fuchs IV and Jason Fuchs; and 10 great-grandchildren: Kaylie, Kameron, Caden, Alex, Christopher, Garret, Kinsley, Barrett, Beauson and
Martin.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Frank Bautsch; and 2 brothers: Jim and Lindy Odgen.

Services are private.
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Pamela Jean Such, 65, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 at her home.

She was born July 13, 1953 in Staunton, IL to the late William B. and Margaret (Karger) Trun.

On Oct. 31, 2008, she and Timothy J. Such were married in Desoto, MO.  He preceded her in death in 2013.

Pamela was employed at Magellan Health Systems as a Senior Analyst.

She is survived by a son: Geoffrey (Leslie) Wiley of Collinsville, IL; 2 granddaughters: Anneliese & Olivia; and 2 sisters: Billie Jo Trun and Cheryl Trun of
Granite City.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Christopher Wiley.

Services are private.
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Louis “Lou” Allen Wienhoff, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his home. Lou was
born on September 30, 1938 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Charles M. Wienhoff and Zella M. (Williams) Wienhoff.

On July 3, 1956, Lou married Geneva J. Willis, the love of his life, in Hernando, MS. Lou retired from the St. Louis Terminal Railroad in St. Louis MO, as a
diesel mechanic after many years of dedicated service. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Lou also enjoyed playing the harmonica
and many other instruments. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Lou loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Lou was preceded in death by four brothers and by two sisters.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-two years, Geneva Wienhoff of Granite City, IL; loving children, Rebecca (Lonnie) Lancaster of Granite City, IL,
Jeffrey (Pamela) Wienhoff of Huntsville, AL, Elaine (Barry) Reynolds of Pinckneyville, IL, David (Barbara) Wienhoff of Edwardsville, IL and Julia (James) Isaak
of Noble, IL; proud grandfather to ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers; four sisters; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Erma Lawson, 87 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday,
November 30, 2018.

Erma was born on January 18, 1931 in New Port, Arkansas; the daughter of the late Earl J. and Alies (Hardin) Reeves.

Erma was a homemaker and loving wife and mom who was a member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City. Erma enjoyed her days of sewing,
going to church and spending time with her family. Her greatest joy was the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Erma is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Thomas Lawson Sr., whom she married on June 23, 1948 in Hoxie, Arkansas; her children, Kim
Stanley (Danette) Lawson, Sheila (Mike) Dunn, Thomas (Debra) Lawson Jr., Kathy (Bradley) Hart, Robert (Gina) Lawson; brother, Leonard (Nancy) Reeves;
sister, Kitty (Bill) Fallas; sister-in-law, Louise Reeves; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her sister-in-law; Joyce Reeves; brothers, Coy Reeves, Troy Reeves and 2 great-grandchildren.

In celebration of Erma’s life, visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the Parkinson’s
Foundation.

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Stan Carl Wania, 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born Jan. 13, 1956 in St. Louis, MO to Ruth T. (Kellett) Wania of O’Fallon, MO and the late Edward L. Wania.

He and Denise L. Weis were married in St. Louis in 1976.  She preceded him in death Aug. 15, 1992.

Mr. Wania was a union floor layer, serving with Local #1310 for more than 20 years.  He loved music and fishing.


In addition to his mother, he is survived by 4 children: Joshua (Kelly) Wania of St. Charles, MO, Ryan (Mary) Wania of Fairmont City, IL; Niccole Wania of
Granite City and Stan Wania III of Granite City; 4 grandchildren: Riley Wania, Denise Wania, Reagan Wania and Ryan Wania Jr.; 3 sisters: Cindy (Tim) Flach
of Columbia, SC, Mari Wania of Hailey, ID and Maureen Wania Galkowski of St. Charles, MO; and 2 brothers: Edward Wania of St. Louis, MO and Craig
(Heather) Wania of Wentzville, MO.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bart Wania.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date and he will be laid to rest next to his wife at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Evelyn G. Niggli, 77, of Granite City died on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at her home.

She was born in Madison County, IL on November 30, 1940 to Charles and Gertrude Werner.

Evelyn enjoyed sewing and she was a registered nurse employed by Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for 47 years until her retirement in 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Krislyn (Bradley) Coons of Chesterfield, Mo and 3 grandchildren: Ava Niggli, Averett Coons and Collier Coons and several
siblings, nieces and nephews..

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Scott Niggli.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

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Lorelei Renee and Eleanor Irene Hoog, were stillborn Tues. Nov. 20, 2018 at St. Mary’s in Richmond Heights, MO to their
loving mother, Alyssa Marie Hoog of Granite City, IL.
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Jacklyn Elizabeth Willaredt, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at University Nursing
and Rehab, Edwardsville, IL. Jacklyn was born on December 2, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Alvin Henry
Willaredt and Margaret Rose (Relleke) Rush.

Jacklyn retired from Central Bank as an assistant to the vice president after many years of dedicated service. She was a faithful member of St. John United
Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. Jacklyn was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan, and she enjoyed going to the games and watching them play on tv.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Jacklyn loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving brother and sister, Stephen R. (Susan) Willaredt of Granite City, IL and Cheryll Prough of Troy, IL; proud aunt to Stephen E.
Willaredt, Mark Willaredt, Laurie Nichols, Daniel Buehrer, David Buehrer, Darin Jones and Chris Jones; proud great-aunt to many great-nieces and great-
nephews; extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the church, with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Interment will be in St. John

Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Odis G. Venable Jr., 66, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Granite City and Caseyville, Illinois passed away at his home
on November 25, 2018.

He was born June 26, 1952 in St. Louis, a son of Marline F. (Lee) Venable of Granite City and the late Odis G. Venable Sr.

He had worked in the steel industry with years of service as an iron worker. He had proudly served his country with the United States Army and enjoyed his
days of hunting and fishing.

He is survived by three sons, Brian Meyer of Caseyville, Harley Venable of South Carolina and Josh Venable of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, Molly
and Kayla Meyer, Joshua, Joseph and Darrell Venable and Brayden and Destiny Venable; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Patty Venable of Granite City;
five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Darlene Dagon of Pontoon Beach, Illinois, Debra Hendrickson of Granite City, Betty Lou Hollow of Granite City, Joann
and Joe Muyleart of Granite City and Mary and John Huddleston of Louisiana; special nieces and nephew, Tonya and Jeremy Turner and Honesty Gibson;
several other nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, cremation rites will be accorded and a service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on Friday, November
30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Shirley Mae Montgomery Gregory, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at
Fountainview Manor in Granite City.

She was born April 26, 1935 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Gwyn and Lorene (McClanahan) Hughes.

She had married Earl Pete Montgomery and he passed away on October 5, 1998.

She had worked as a cashier with Cohen’s Grocery Store for many years and after her retirement provided care to others throughout the years.

She was a faithful member of Cedar View (Heritage) General Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of quilting and sewing. Shirley will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Tammy Montgomery of Granite City and Darren and Kathy Montgomery of Granite City; three
grandchildren, Jessica Montgomery, Dustin Montgomery and Wesley Hockaday; two great grandchildren, Henry and Levi Hockaday; other extended family

and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dirk W. Montgomery and a brother, Richard Hughes.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

Private burial will be on Wednesday at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mattie “Marie” Wilson, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Liberty
Village in Maryville.

She was born March 26, 1927 in Granite City, a daughter of the late George Bingham and Mattie Viola (Waggoner) Free.

She married Monte Ray Wilson on August 23, 1958 in Granite City and he survives.

She was a loving homemaker who was dedicated to caring for her family. She cherished her grandchildren and enjoyed her days of bowling, camping and
fishing.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four children and spouses, Phyllis Madison of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael and Gail Williams of Granite
City, Darrell Williams of Granite City and Glen and Jo Wilson of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several great great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Sharon Rollins of Granite City and Alice June Campbell of Staunton; one brother, Fab Free of Granite City; sister-in-law, Sherrie Uselton of
Wichita Falls, Texas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Robin Alexander; two brothers, George Free and Jerry Free and one sister, Arletta
Fisher.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Bernadette E. “Bernie” Zabotka, 90 of Madison, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Bernadette was born on January 3, 1928 in Mitchell, Illinois; the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Magdalene E. (Zellerman) Troeckler.

Bernadette was an Executive Secretary to the president of General Steel for 20 years, retiring in 1965. She was a 58 year member of St. Mary Catholic Church
in Madison where she gave countless hours singing in the choir and helping prepare funeral luncheons at Engelbert Hall. Bernadette was a member of the
St. Ann’s Society, Croatian Fraternal Union and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Bernadette enjoyed her days of bowling, taking care of her lawn and
spending time with her dear friend Marilyn Krausz. Bernadette was a loving mom and wife who will be remembered for the love of her family and all the
special times they shared together.

Bernadette is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Kathryn (Tony) Lebro of Prairietown, Illinois; son, Edward (Kate) Zabotka of Edwardsville,
Illinois; grandchildren, Elizabeth Lebro of Prairietown, Illinois, Emily Lebro of Prairietown, Illinois, Luke Zabotka of Edwardsville, Illinois, Andialyn Zabotka of
Edwardsville, Illinois; sisters, Kathie (Joe) Kuhnline of Alton, Illinois, Sister Mary Raymunda (Rosemary Troeckler) of Springfield, Illinois; numerous nieces,
nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Bernadette was preceded in death by her husband; Edward L. Zabotka, whom she married on April 23, 1960 at St. Elizabeth
Church in Mitchell, Illinois and her brother, Frank Troeckler Sr.
Visitation for Bernadette will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In Celebration
of Bernadette’s life, service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th
Street in Madison, Illinois. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorial donations in Bernadette’s memory are suggested
to St. Mary Church or Vitas Healthcare.

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Raymond R. Hoffman Sr. 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Granite
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born February 21, 1934 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of the late Olin and Zula (Bilyeu) Hoffman.

He married Betty Ann (Kostyshock) Hoffman on September 29, 1952 in Granite City and she survives.

He had retired from the Granite City Park District after 60 years of dedicated service. During these years of service, he had served as an umpire,
commissioner serving on the Park Board and worked with the many sports programs. He had a love of sports, was an avid bowler and was a recipient of
many awards and recognitions for his dedication years involved with sports. He served with the American Softball Association throughout his life and served
as commissioner and was inducted in the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of
the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1013 of Granite City where he had served as a Grand Knight. Raymond was very proud to live and work in
Granite City and truly loved supporting the community.

In addition to his beloved wife of 66 years, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Mary Ellen Hoffman of St. Louis, Jeff and Liz Hoffman
of Granite City and Chris and Kristin Hoffman of St. Petersburg, Florida; daughter-in-law, Sandra Hoffman of Granite City; ten grandchildren and spouses,
Raymond and Tatiana Hoffman, John and LeAnn Hoffman, Katie Hoffman, Evan Hoffman, Andy and Megan Hoffman, Stephanie and Nick Morrow, Elizabeth
Hoffman, Justin Hoffman, Owen Hoffman and Reece Hoffman; four great grandchildren, Lincoln, Scarlett, Arina and Maggie; one brother and sister-in-law,
Glenn and Marcia Hoffman of Frankfort, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Raymond O. Hoffman; great grandson, Paul Raymond Hoffman; sister, Connie and an infant
sister, Dolores.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with
a plaque presentation at 6:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Hans B. Seemiller, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away at his sons home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Hans was
born on April 24, 1940 in Canonsburg, PA, a son of the late Joseph Seemiller Sr. and Mary (Willig) Seemiller.

Hans was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On April 8, 1960, Hans married Sylvia Hollis, the love of his life, in St. Louis, MO.
Sylvia passed away on August 20, 2016. Hans was a faithful member of GCFirst Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. He retired from Granite City Steel as a
supervisor in the Round House. Hans was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a jack of all trades. He
could fix or build just about anything he put his mind to. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Hans will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Hans was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy O’Gara Sr. and by a great-grandson, Jeremy O’Gara Jr.

He is survived by his loving children, Harold Ray (Linda) Smallie of Pontoon Beach, IL, Sharon (Ronald) Gregory of Mitchell, IL, Lynette (Lloyd “Ray”) Vaughn
and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Seemiller of Granite City, IL; brother, Joseph Seemiller Jr. of Chicago, IL; proud grandfather to nine grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Rich
Smallie officiating. Hans will be laid to rest next to Sylvia at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to GCFirst Assembly of God. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Bruno “Brownie” Michael Kuca, age 88, of Madison, IL, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital,
Clayton, MO.

Bruno was born on January 27, 1930 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late John Kuca Sr. and Berniece (Gawalek) Kuca.

Bruno was a Korean War combat veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. On October 22, 1955, Bruno married Dorothy Lapinski, the love of his
life, at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Madison, IL. He was a faithful member of St. Mary & St. Mark Catholic Parish (Our Lady of Czestochowa), Madison, IL,
Stanislaus Polish Lodge 1004, Madison, IL and the Polish American War Veterans, Caseyville, IL; In his younger years, Bruno enjoyed playing 3rd base for
various baseball leagues in the area. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Bruno loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he
loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bruno was preceded in death by one brother, John Kuca Jr.; and by his sisters, Josephine Kuca, Mary Ann Kuca and Rose Ann
Williams.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-three years, Dorothy Kuca of Madison, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Theresa Kuca of O’Fallon, IL; sister-
in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Stephen Dudak of Granite City, IL; proud uncle to Frank (Kelly) Kuca, James (Susan) Kuca, Steven Kuca, Arlene (Roger)
Martin, Phil Dudak and Pam (Mark) Hessler; proud great-uncle to Andi Hessler, Ryan Hessler, Ryan Martin, Blake Martin, Jessica Kuca, Allison (Chad)
Bartholemew, Alex Kuca and August Kuca; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral masss will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at St. Mary & St. Mark Catholic Parish (Our Lady of
Czestochowa) in Madison, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Mary & St. Mark Catholic Parish or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel and church.

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Dorothy M. Proffitt, 95 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Dorothy was born on November 3, 1923 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Joseph and Blanch (Delacretez) Waller.

Dorothy was an electrical sales person at Central Hardware who in her free time enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and camping trips. Her greatest joy was

spending time with her family.

Dorothy will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Sandra (Patrick) Cline of Granite City; sons, Ronald (Patricia) Proffitt of Granite City, Richard
(Carol) Proffitt of Granite City; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Edith Hollerson of Hayward, CA.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; George E. Proffitt, whom she married on December 8, 1940, and her 4 brothers
and sisters.
In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes she will be cremated.
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Kendall Joyce Zehnle, 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:47 a.m. on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Nov. 15, 1960 in Granite City to Neva (Parker) Lucas Ethington and the late Kenneth Guy Lucas.

Kendall worked at Laurie’s Shoes in St. Louis, MO. She loved spending time with her family, shopping, having fun, traveling, especially on cruises or any
destination with a beach and was known for her favorite expression: “Hootie Hoot!”.  She also enjoyed watching “The Voice” and “This Is Us” and was an avid
Cardinal’s baseball fan.

She is survived by her mother: Neva (Richard) Lucas-Ethington of Granite City; a daughter: Emily (Derek) Stichling of St. Louis; a son: Kyle (Marina) Bieker of
Mt. Zion, IL; a sister: Debra (Raymond) Stewart of Fairview Heights, IL; a grandmother: Virginia Parker of Granite City; a grandson: Matthew Bieker; 2
grandpups: Chopper & Kobe; 2 “adopted” daughters: Amanda Lucas and Mandy Campise; her dear kitty: Patty Ann; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and
friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Guy Lucas and her grandfather, Wesley Parker.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 19, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 20,
2018 at Word of Life Tabernacle with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.  Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Midwest Children’s Burn Camp, 6220 South Lindbergh, Blvd. Suite #203, St. Louis, MO 63123.

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Megan Elizabeth Depp Kivlehen, 30, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sat. Nov. 17, 2018 at Belleville Memorial Hospital ER
in Belleville, IL.

She was born Mar. 17, 1988 in Maryville, IL to Conseitta JoAnn Depp of Granite City.

Megan had a tender heart and loved to help people in need and rescue animals. She enjoyed baking and cooking with her mother and grandmother, being in
touch with Facebook friends, being outdoors and fishing.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband: Raymond Lee Kivlehen III; grandmother: Connie Depp of Granite City; Fred Hendrix of Granite City,
who was like a father to her; step-sisters: Angelique (Donald) Smith and Stephanie (Scott) Clark of Benton, KY; uncles: Tim (Erin) Depp of Troy, IL, Floyd
(Kristine) Hendrix of Cutler, IL and Roger Hendrix of Pontoon Beach, IL; her very special friend: Jeremy Bush of Belleville; and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and other extended family member.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather: Harold Depp; grandparents: John & Emma Stroud; and her cousin: Casey Vannier.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Fri. Nov. 23, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to any local homeless shelter or pet rescue shelter.

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Margaret W. Thompson, nee, Widel, 91 of Granite City, Illinois, formerly of Benton, Kentucky passed away peacefully on
Monday, November 12, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Margaret was born on December 29, 1926 in Bloomington, Illinois; daughter of the late James and Lillian (Friend) Widel.

Margaret was a homemaker and mom who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Margaret is survived by and will be missed by her children; Margie and Norville Baker of Granite City, IL, Joseph D. and Renee Stefanoff of Rowland Heights,
CA, Samuel J. and Sherry Stefanoff of Mesa, AZ, Alan Wayne Thompson and Carol Simpson of Benton, KY; sister Caroline Presswood; grandchildren,
Melissa (Tarasivich) and Paul Millard of Edwardsville, IL, Michael Tarasovich of Granite City, IL, Michael Stefanoff of Corona, CA, Mandy (Stefanoff) Saine of
Corona, CA, Rachel Lynn (Stefanoff) Hahn-Johnson of Edwardsville, IL, Timothy James Stefanoff, of Mesa, AZ, Winston Kaine Thompson and Karol Kinnes

Thompson of Benton, KY, Cali Brook Thompson of Benton, KY, Hannah Thompson of Benton, KY; great-grandchildren, Tess Millard, Lily Millard, Logan
Tarasovich, Avery Tarasovich, Kayla Stefanoff, Alyssa Stefanoff, Maryssa Stefanoff, Andrea Saine, Chase Joseph, Zack Hahn, Jacob Hahn, Darrien Stefanoff,
Loren Kinnes Thompson, Everett (Ret) Thompson; many nieces and nephews and her beloved church family, Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, KY.
In addition to her parents,

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband; Albert Thompson; brothers, George Patrick Widel, Theodore Widel, William (Bill) Widel; sisters-in-law,
Beulah (Boots) Widel, Shirley Widel, Beverly Widel; brother-in-law, Russell E. Presswood Sr.

The family of Margaret is planning a memorial service at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Gladys D. Cremeens, 90 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital
in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gladys was born on August 29, 1928 in Clay County, Arkansas; the daughter of the late Floyd and Lura (Pond) Cochran.

Gladys had worked in the cafeteria at K-Mart in Granite City and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Troy, Illinois. Gladys was a loving mother
and wife who will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Gladys is survived by and will be missed by her son; David Cremeens (Elizabeth Mohrman) of Belleville, Illinois; daughter, Brenda Jo (Fred) Coffin of Fort
Mohave, Arizona; grandchildren, Chris (Tara) Cremeens, Cary (Alison) Cremeens; half brother, Ron Thomas of Florissant, Missouri. Gladys loved and took
great pleasure in her great-grandchildren; Copeli, Colbi Grace, Daniel, Caitlin, Grayson.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband; Edward E. Cremeens, whom she married on April 10, 1946; brother, James
Cochran and half brother, Dan Thomas; infant daughter, Linda Sue Cremeens.

Visitation for Gladys will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration
of Gladys’ life, services will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow
at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryvillle, Illinois. Memorial donations are suggested to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Ste 800, Arlington, VA
22209.
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Peggy Ann Mayes, 73 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis.

Peggy was born on July 6, 1945 in Venice, Illinois; the daughter of the late Melvin and Jimmie (Moats) Mayes. Peggy had worked at many metro area jewelry
stores and had last worked for Mid America Pawn and Jewelry in Maryville as a saleswoman.

She was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City and in her free time she enjoyed spending time with her family. Peggy will be
remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Peggy is survived by and will be missed by her son; Steve Mayes of Granite City, IL; life companion, Chris Mathenia of Granite City, IL; sisters, Willowdeen
Walker, Rosalie King; brothers, Gary (Beverly) Mayes, Winston (Sylvia) Mayes; her doggies, Starr, Daisy and Hudson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins
and many other close family members and friends.

Visitation for Peggy will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration
of Peggy’s life, services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in
Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Billy Frost, 93 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City
.

Billy was born on June 21, 1925 in Pomona, Illinois; the son of the late Henry William and Maggie Alice (Provews) Frost.
Billy gave 37 years to Granite City Steel in the hot strip and was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Granite City where he served as Sunday School
Superintendant for over 30 years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Billy will be remembered for his loving heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

Billy is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Norma (Gearhart) Frost, whom he married on June 5, 1949; daughters, Marsha (Frank) Martinez of
Mansfield, TX, Wanda Chandler of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Andrew (Cynthia) Martinez, Alexander (Alyssa) Martinez, Nicole (Charles) Kessler; great-
grandchildren, Ari Bella Martinez, Adelynne Martinez, Amirah Martinez, Abigail Martinez, Miaya Kessler, Dylan Jones, Mikah Kessler, Easton Kessler; brother,
George Frost.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his 10 brothers and sisters.

Visitation for Billy will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of
Billy’s life, services will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Brimm officiating at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 2445
Ohio Ave. in Granite City. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorial donations are suggested to Bethel Pentecostal
Church.
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John Herschel Vickery, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:21 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born July 22, 1939 in Blytheville, Arkansas, a son of the late John William and Nadine (Hipps) Vickery.

He married Deanna R. (Falls) Vickery on May 15, 1964 in Collinsville, Illinois and she survives. He retired in 2002 from Nameoki Township after many years
of dedicated service as a truck driver and also worked many years at the Fairmount Race Track, retiring from the Illinois Racing Board as a vet technician. He
had also worked at Dixie Mills in East St. Louis and was a member of the Teamsters Local #525 in Alton. He enjoyed his days of fishing and watching the
horse races.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Dawn Vickery of Granite City, Melissa and Kenny Hillmer of Granite City, Lisa
Vickery of Columbia, Missouri, Monte and Kelly Vickery of Granite City and Jason and Liz Vickery of Granite City; nine grandchildren, Cortney and Aaron,
Robert, Jonathon, Sierra, Abigail, Hannah, Noah, Owen and Brooke; two great grandchildren, Dylan and Brylee; five sisters and their spouses, Wanda Young
of Percy, Illinois, Regina and William Smith of Percy, Illinois, Linda and Mark Rieckenberg of Pevely, Missouri, Debbie and Tom Korando of Sparta, Illinois
and Mary Jane Vickery of St. Louis; two brothers and spouse, Doug and Mary Vickery of Cutler, Illinois and Kevin Vickery of Percy, Illinois; sister-in-law, Joan
Cole of Evansville, Indiana; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Troy, Kenneth, Paul, Clyde and Gerald Vickery and a sister, Alma Jean Theobald.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Desi Allen officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Terry Lee Hargis, 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:36 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Richard Eugene and Juanita (MacIntosh) Hargis.

He married Cynthia E. “Cindy” (Rodgers) Hargis on September 28, 1991 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2015 from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of dedicated service in maintenance.

He had served as a fireman throughout many local communities and was a member of the Madison County Fireman’s Association for 30 years. He was a
member of the United Postal Workers Union and loved being with his family. Terry was an avid outdoorsman and cherished his days of fishing, hunting, and
camping.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Cole and Amanda Hargis of Pontoon Beach; daughter, Brittney Hargis and her
significant other, Blake Pinegar of Edwardsville; five grandchildren, Kay, Bryce, Aria, Aubrey and Kyle Knight; brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Diane Hargis
of Glen Carbon; sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Thomas Dickson of Meadowbrook; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Frank and Sandy
Rodgers of Granite City, Mace Rodgers of Granite City and Keith and Cindy Rodgers of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends and his cherished dogs, Molly, Luke, Brutus and Cooper.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Esther “Ettie” Ybarra, 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday,
November 4, 2018.

She was born April 6, 1954 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Salvador and Esther (Munoz) Ybarra.

She retired from Illinois Bell after many years of dedicated service as an operator.

She was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City where she was active with the Ladies Club. She was also a member of the
Mexican Honorary Commission Ladies Auxiliary. “Ettie” loved cooking and baking, crocheting and being with her nieces and nephews. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived and will dearly be missed by her siblings and spouses, Celia Lomax of Union, Missouri, Fred and Jane Ybarra of Reed Springs, Missouri,
Joseph and Jennifer Ybarra of Granite City, Patricia and Brad Werths of Edwardsville and Luis and Phyllis Ybarra of Granite City; sister-in-law, Amanda
Ybarra of Granite City; many cherished nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; great-great nieces and great-great nephews; a host of family in
Mexico; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ricky Ybarra; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carmen and Jerry Dickerson and
Teresa and Hollis Donaldson; infant twin siblings, Bernice Ybarra and Salvador Ybarra Jr.; brother-in-law, Noble Lomax II; nephews, Noble Lomax III and
Joseph Ybarra and a niece, Mary Teresa Valencia.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Collene Keel, 83, of Granite City, IL passed away at 5:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2018 at Stearns nursing and
Rehab Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born November 25, 1934 in Bertrand, MO to Lloyd and Mary (nee: Baker) Metcalf.

Mary and Leland Keel married December 27, 1953 in Corinth, MS.

She was a member of Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach, IL and loved taking part in all church activities. Mary and Leland love to go on motor
cycle rides. She had worked at CPI in St. Louis, MO.

She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Eva M. & Pete Babic of Pocahontas, IL and Sara K. & Sam Bowler of Glen Carbon, IL; 1 son, Leland A. & Lee
Ann Keel of Granite City, IL, 8 grandchildren, Janeice & Brad White, Peter & Mary Babic, Joshua & Katie Craig, Andrew Craig, Lizzie Bowler, Roger Joe Bowler,
Rachel Whitaker and Spencer Hall, great-grandchild, Jay Craig, two brothers, Raymond Metcalf and Marshall & Jullie Metcalf.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by both parents, brother, W.T. Metcalf and two sisters, Mildred Metcalf and Rubye Hawes.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Services will be at 11:00 a.m.,
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Harvest Community Church, Pontoon Beach, IL, with Pastor Roy Boyer officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday,
November 9, 2018 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Charleston, MO. Memorials may be made to the Harvest Community Church Building Fund.
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Shirley Jane Norris, age 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Fountain View Manor,
Granite City, IL.

Shirley was born on August 14, 1926 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Lloyd Howe and Beulah (Bay) Howe.

On November 1, 1946, Shirley Howe married Clyde Norris, the love of her life, in East St. Louis, IL. Clyde passed away on May 17, 2003. Shirley retired as a
manager and accountant from Bellemoore Toys & Sporting Goods in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated service. Shirley was an avid golfer,
bowler, and an all around sports fan. She enjoyed dancing in her younger years, spending time at Lake of Egypt, solving crossword puzzles and putting
jigsaw puzzles together. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Shirley never met a stranger
and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Jim Norris; and by a sister, Jean Myers.

She is survived by her loving children, Danny (Nancy) Norris of Marion, IL and Donna (Mike) Genovese of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Joann Cotter of
Mitchell, IL and Judy (Marvin) Brokaw of Wood River, IL; proud grandmother to Aaron (Shannon) Lakatos of Granite City, IL, Sean (Jamie) Lakatos of Granite
City, IL, Jennifer Norris of Marion, IL, Charlie Norris of Granite City, IL, Michelle (Scott) Moss of Granite City, IL and Tonya (Justin Bernaix) Genovese of Glen
Carbon, IL; proud great-grandmother to Kaylie, Kameron, Alexandria, Aden, Colin, Joshua, Caden, Kinsley, Brady, Zachary and Ozias; nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Jason Pierce officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Mary (Kambarian) Asadorian 94, of Granite City passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. Mary was born on August 16, 1924 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late
Abraham and Hermine (Soukiasian) Kambarian.

Mary was a homemaker and mom who was a member of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City where she was very active
member of the Ladies Guild and the Mr. & Mrs. Club. Mary was a member of the Lincoln Place Heritage Association and in her free time she enjoyed playing
bingo, entertaining friends, and spending time with her family. Mary will be remembered for her generosity, her friendly nature and her love of family and
friends.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Eddie (Norma) Asadorian of Granite City, Illinois, Arthur (Pam) Asadorian of Granite City, Illinois,
Melanie (Graham) Keeney of Glen Carbon, Illinois; grandchildren, Andrew (Chelsea) Asadorian, Angela Keeney and fiancé Zane Potter; step-grandchildren,
Rick and Tiffany Evans; step-great-grandchildren, Makenzie Evans, Ian Evans and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Edward Asadorian, whom she married on October 4, 1947; brothers, Jerry
Kambarian, Virgil Kambarian; sister, Charlotte (Fred ) McMillan, and infant sister, Perooz Kambarian.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Funeral services are on
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, 1014 W. Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow
at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Gregory Church.
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Cheryl Sue Smick, 72 of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

Cheryl was born on January 16, 1946 in Wood River, Illinois; the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Frick.

Cheryl was a legal secretary for over 30 years at Theis Law Firm in Granite City and was a Teachers Aid for the Granite City School District. Cheryl was a very
active member in the Granite City PTA and was a loyal member of Swansea Baptist Church, where she was a pre-school teacher. Most of all Cheryl loved her
family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.  

Cheryl is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Cari Smick and (Jim Hatch) of Northglenn, CO; son, John Angel of Pontoon Beach, IL; step son,
Kent (Kate) Smick of Collinsville, IL; grandchildren, Jeremy (Sam) Smick, Gabriel Smick, Brandon Smick, Amy Smick, Heaven Leigh Angel, Jonna Angel.

In addition to her parents, Cheryl was preceded in death by her husband; “Gene” Everett E. Smick, whom she married on June 21, 1975 and her step
daughter, Beverly Donnell.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery in
Belleville, IL. Memorial donations are suggested to the Granite City PTA.
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Sidney Clinton Vaughn, son of David and Sadie Vaughn, was born on November 16, 1921 in Bumpus Mills, Tennessee.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater of war. While serving in the 307th Infantry Regiment as part of the 77th
Infantry Division, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After he returned from the war, he married Betty Faye Hall on January 25th, 1948 in Granite City,
Illinois where they spent most of their lives. Sidney was an electronics technician and retired from Emerson Electric in Ferguson, Missouri. In 2012, he was
thrilled to attend the Honor Flight, during which he was flown to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring veterans such as himself.

Sidney was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who had the honor of knowing him. He was an expert at making
people laugh. No matter the circumstance, you could always count on him to cheer you up with a joke. He was a strong patriarch of the family, and in a family
full of women he was always the protector.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Betty Faye; his daughter Nancy Vaughan-Forney; his eight siblings; and his two grandsons Benjamin
Stanfill and Bradley Sellers.

He is survived by his children: Larry (Karen) Vaughn, Sheri(Craig) Swanson, Cindy (John) Sellers, Jennifer (Ron) Owens, and Lisa (Jeff) Chmiola. He is also
survived by his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lisa Lumley, Kraig Vaughn, Rome Saladino, Amie Owens, Hillary Sellers, Amber Ortiz, Kinzie Sellers,
Antonio Saladino, Keaton Vaughn, Tyler Vaughn, Ian Lumley, and Adam Lumley. He would have soon welcomed his 6th great grandchild, August Ronnie
Ortiz, due to arrive in January to Amber and Brian Ortiz.

Memorials may be sent to First United Presbyterian Church, Granite City, IL.

The family would like to thank The Fountains at Granite City for their compassionate care over the last three years.

The visitation and funeral will be held at First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. The visitation will take place from 11:00-1:00 on Tuesday,
November 6th, followed immediately by the funeral service at 1:00. Burial will take place following the funeral service at Sunset Hills Estates in Glen Carbon,
IL with full military rites provided by the United States Army.
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Aren Rex Arney, 60 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at his home in Granite City.

Aren was born on January 18, 1958 in Granite City; the son of the late Annew Ray and Virginia Joyce (Hargrove) Arney. Aren was a mover for Federal Gateway
Moving Company in St. Louis and of Christian faith. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Aren will be remembered for his kind
heart and all the special times he shared with his family.
Aren is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Amanda (Joal) Cunningham of Granite City, Kelly Arney of Granite City; grandchildren, Fallon,
Phoenix, Emma, Riley; great-grandchildren, Avery Maye, Dakota Maye; brothers, A.C. Arney of Zephyrhills, FL, Scotty Arney of Salem, MA; sister, May Arney
Broadbent of Hopkinsville, KY.
In addition to his parents, Aren was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Mason, Joyce Morrow.
According to Aren’s wishes he will be cremated and no service to be planned. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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David Lee Richey, 71 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital
in St. Louis.

David was born on August 14, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Lester and Mary (Davis) Richey. David worked for the Illinois Department of
Transportation in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and was a welding and maintenance supervisor for Ameren. David proudly served his country in the
United States Air Force in the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City and was active in the Granite City Masonic
Lodge and the Shriners. He served as a Shriner Provost Marshall and an associate member of Trooper Lodge # 41. Most of all David loved to spend time
with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

David is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Cathy (Vandever) Richey, whom he married on March 23, 1967; sons, Travis (Kathleen) Richey of Granite
City, Dave (Donna) Richey of Glen Carbon; grandchildren, Marissa Richey, Madison Richey, Kelsey (Tim) Odum, Preston Richey, Landon Richey; great-
granddaughter, Alaina Jo Odum; brother, Grant Richey; nephews, Mark (Karen) Richey and family, Todd (Sheila) Richey and family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of David’s life, services will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Perry Harris officiating.
Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospital.
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Clyde Dale Mayes, 59, of Granite City, IL passed away at 9:28 a.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis,
Mo.

He was born October 4, 1959 in Elgin, IL to Virgil and Shirley (nee: Wyninger) Mayes

Dale married Kathleen Schaefer on August 8, 1997 in Edwardsville, IL.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1978-1981. He was a Mail Carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Granite City, IL. Dale was a member of the Moose, VFW and
former Grand Master of the Lodge for the Odd Fellows, all of Granite City, IL.

He is survived by his wife: Kathleen (nee: Schaefer) Mayes of Granite City, IL; two daughters: Melanie Williams and Natalie Mayes both of Granite City, IL; son:
Scott Dale (Lauren) Mayes of Glen Carbon, IL; three grandchildren: Breanna, Madysen and Macee; two sisters: Carol Bowker of Panama City, FL and Lisa
(John) Callison of Bethalto, IL and a brother: James L. (Debra) Mayes of Benld, IL and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL, with
Pastor David Amsden officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
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Carl Lee Dahmm, 66, of Granite City, IL passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in
Granite City, IL.

He was born March 1, 1952 in Granite City, IL to Carl H. and Geraldine “Betty” (nee: Gregory) Dahmm.

Carl and Rebecca “Becky” Edwards married on March 9, 1996 in Granite City, IL.

He attended City Temple Assembly of God in Granite City, IL.

He is survived by three daughters: Tonya Beasley of Granite city, IL and Camille (Keith) Eckberg of St. Louis, MO, Michelle Gomez of TX; two sons: William
“Bill” (Amy) Carpenter and Christopher Lee Carpenter both of Granite City, IL; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers: Charles (Rita)
Dahmm of Bolivar, MO and Danny (Cindy) Dahmm of Granite City, IL; three sisters: Loretta (Richard) Wilson, Dava Dahmm and Jo Ann (Charles) Booker all
of Granite City, IL.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a daughter.

The family will have a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at City Temple Assembly of God, 4751 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL.
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Tommie G. Lindsey, 47, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Tues. Oct. 30, 2018 in Granite City while under hospice
care.

He was born Dec. 14, 1970 in Granite City to the late Glyn & Patsy (Clark) Lindsey.

Tommie was a U.S. Marine serving in Desert Storm and had been a communications administrator for ESSE Health in Bridgeton, MO.

He is survived by 2 brothers: Larry (Teresa) Lindsey of North Carolina and John Lindsey of Greenville, IL; and 4 sisters: Linda Lindsey of Granite City, Glenda
Floyed of South Roxana, IL, Jo Ann Lindsey of Granite City and Connie (Paul) Gudelauski of Granite City.

Burial at Jefferson Barracks will be at a later date.
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Sidney C. Vaughn, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Hickory Point Christian Village,
Forsyth, IL.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the First United Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Avenue, Granite
City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Timothy Jon Robertson, 51, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Edwardsville.

He was born January 10, 1967 in Granite City, the son of the late Donald L. “Robbie” and Helen C. (Peters) Robertson.

He married Michelle Lynn “Shelly” (Heisner) on May 26, 2001 at The Jewel Box in St. Louis and she survives.

He had worked as a letter carrier and had over 10 years of dedicated service with the United States Postal Service.

He had a love of music and enjoyed attending many concerts throughout the years, enjoyed his days of fishing, cooking and attending family gatherings. He
cherished his dogs, Lulu and Fiona and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jenee Padgett of Wood River; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and John Relleke of Granite
City and Donna and Tim Streid of Granite City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Barbara Heisner of Fairview Heights; brother-in-law and sister-in-law,
Doug and Teresa Heisner of Waterloo; nieces and nephews, Rich and Patty Relleke, Rob and Jennifer Relleke, Ryan and Jill Relleke, Alyson and Richard
West, Ashley Streid, Aaron Streid, Ella Heisner, Waylon Heisner and Mabel Heisner; great nieces and great nephews, Rhett Relleke, Lily Relleke, Tyler Theis,
Hadley Relleke and Ava Relleke; aunt, Joan Schnyder; cousin, Charlie Schnyder; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, cremation rites will be accorded and private services will be held.

Memorials may be made to Partners for Pets in Troy or to the American Heart Association.
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Terry Lee Pirtle, 61, of Hartford, IL died on Monday, October, 29, 2018 at his home.

He was born on October 16, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Merle and Mary nee: Mills Pirtle.

Terry worked for U.S. Steel for many years. He enjoyed all types of sports and music.

Besides his mother, Terry is survived by a daughter, Madi Pirtle of Roxana, IL and 2 sons: Daniel Pirtle of Roxana, IL and Samuel Pirtle of Alton, IL.

Terry is preceded in death by his father.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Jeanette E. Barr 84, of Mitchell passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Saint Louis University Hospital.

She was born February 5, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to Edward Leroy and Elsie Louise (Nee: Kralemann) Zimmermann. She married Lawrence Barr on
December 2, 1978 in Venice, IL.

Jeanette was retired from Famous Barr where she was an office worker. She had four step children that she treated and loved as her own children.

She is survived by her stepdaughter Brenda (William) Malherek of Mitchell; grandchildren, Billy (Megan) Malherek, Brandon (Meaghan) Malherek, Dan (Dawn)
Severs, Terry (Katie) Tyler, Bobbie Torres and Sherry Ballesteros and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband two step daughters, Nancy and Molly Barr; stepson, Larry Barr; three grandchildren, Duane Severs and
the twins, Billy Jr. and Alyssa Malherek.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral home & Crematory in Granite City. Burial will follow at St.
John Cemetery in Granite City.
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Frank C. Ficor, 86, of Granite City died on Friday, October 25, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born on August 22, 1932 in Madison, IL to Charles and Elizabeth nee: Schaumberger Ficor.

Frank married Wilma Tipton in East St. Louis, IL on November 13, 1957.

The U.S. Air Force veteran retired from the Norfolk & Western Railroad after 33 years of service as a switchman. Frank was a member of Amvets Post 204 in
Madison and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and he loved to feed his birds.

Besides his wife, Frank is survived by a daughter, Debra (Charles) McWhorter of Lebanon, IL; 2 sons: William (Lorraine) Ficor of Granite City, IL and Robert
Ficor (Eadie Schilinger) of Granite City; 5 grandchildren: William, Jr and Tracy, Corrina, Claire, Jacob and Quinn and a brother, Joseph Ficor.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: John Ficor and William Ficor, who died in the Korean War.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. The funeral service will
be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. MO.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
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Rebecca Michelle SanSoucie, 43, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 10:25 p.m. Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center ED.

She was born Sept. 6, 1975 in Granite City to Michael R. & Barbara J. (McDonald) SanSoucie of Granite City.

Becki had been a cosmetologist and most recently was working at Bob Evan’s. She was an avid Mickey Mouse collector and loved to dote on her niece,
Mikayla.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister and brother-in-law: Tamara & Randall Block; her very dear niece: Mikayla Block, all of Collinsville, IL; her
godmother: Debra (Kevin) Fiala of Granite City; aunt and uncle: Patricia & Fred SanSoucie of Granite City; her close friend: Mark Graham of Granite City; and
many cousins.

She was preceded in death by grandparents: Fred R. SanSoucie, Lillian V. “Grandma Tootie” (Hays) SanSoucie, Charles McDonald and Barbara L.
(McKinnon) Fulmer; an aunt and uncle: Sandra Meyer-Hilker and A. Lynn Meyer; and her best friend: Robin Graham.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Norma Mlinarec, formerly Norma Ruth Wilcox, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15th 2018.  

Norma was born on September 30, 1926 in Venice, Madison County Illinois.  She was the daughter of Harry Wellington Wilcox and Eva Overbey.  Her father
Harry was a veteran of the 1st World War and her grandfather, Wellington Wilcox, was a Union Army veteran from Illinois in the Civil War.  Her mother Eva
Overbey was originally from White Hall, Greene County, IL where the family lived for multiple generations.  Norma had three siblings Harry Donald Wilcox,
Robert Wilcox and Eva Delene Wilcox all deceased.  Norma married Frank Mlinarec on August 19th 1950 in Granite City, Madison County IL and they were
married for 67 years.  Frank passed away in April of 2018.  Norma is survived by two children, Mary Ann Bright of St. Louis, MO and Frank D. (Nadine) Mlinarec
of O'Fallon, MO.  She is also survived by 4 grandchildren William W. (Regina) Bright Jr., Christopher W. (Nicole) Bright, Jillian (Jon) Weiland and Sarah (Scott)
Lindquist as well as 4 great-grandchildren William, Adam, James and Ava.  Norma is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in the
metropolitan St. Louis area and beyond.

Norma was a great cook and homemaker and always graciously hosted gatherings for the family at her home for holidays and other special events as well
as helping to take care of her grandchildren.

In lieu of a service, a Mass will be said in her honor at a later time. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Bernard R. “Mac” McGee, 85 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home.

Bernard was born on January 12, 1933 in Batchtown, Illinois; the son of the late Fred and Helen (Hillen) McGee.

Bernard was a laborer for the Granite City Street Department and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Bernard was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City and Union Laborers Local 397. Bernard enjoyed his days of camping, fishing and traveling, most of all Bernard loved to
spend time with his family. Bernard will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Bernard is survived by and will be missed by his children; Belinda (Russell) Pace of Collinsville, Illinois, Larry (Carrie) McGee of St. Louis, Missouri;
grandchildren, Jennifer (Tony) Wolf, Stacy (Yohance) Flager, Matthew (Leah) Milton, Russell (Kristen) Pace Jr., Jason (Amber) Pace, Andria Pace, Brittany
Pace, Jessica McGee, Emily McGee, Emily Darden, Heather Nunn, Nicholas Nunn; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Rutledge; brothers, Wilber “Fritz”
McGee, Lester McGee; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other close family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Bernard was
preceded in death by his sisters; Bertha Johnes, Sister Catherine McGee; brother, Jerome McGee.

In celebration of “Mac’s” life a memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.
Memorial donations are suggested to Holy family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City.
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David Lee Richey, 71 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital
in St. Louis.

David was born on August 14, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Lester and Mary (Davis) Richey. David worked for the Illinois Department of
Transportation in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and was a welding and maintenance supervisor for Ameren. David proudly served his country in the
United States Air Force in the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City and was active in the Granite City Masonic
Lodge and the Shriners. He served as a Shriner Provost Marshall and an associate member of Trooper Lodge # 41. Most of all David loved to spend time
with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

David is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Cathy (Vandever) Richey, whom he married on March 23, 1967; sons, Travis (Kathleen) Richey of Granite
City, Dave (Donna) Richey of Glen Carbon; grandchildren, Marissa Richey, Madison Richey, Kelsey (Tim) Odum, Preston Richey, Landon Richey; great-
granddaughter, Alaina Jo Odum; brother, Grant Richey; nephews, Mark (Karen) Richey and family, Todd (Sheila) Richey and family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of David’s life, services will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Perry Harris officiating.
Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospital.
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Tom Henry Hurley, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Christian Hospital
in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born August 28, 1936 in Savannah, Tennessee, a son of the late Jessie and Emma “Goldie” (Baskin) Hurley.

He married Shirley Ann (Engle) Hurley on January 28, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Sears in 1994 after over 30 years of dedicated service as a mechanic. He had also owned and operated Hurley’s Jewerly in Granite City and
St. Louis for many years.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four sons, John and wife, Cindy Hurley of Festus, Missouri, David Lee Hurley of Millstadt, Illinois, Regis
“Scott” and wife, Jean Averell of Raleigh, North Carolina and Kenneth and husband, Taylor Averell of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Christina Hurley of
Godfrey, David “D.J.” and significant other, Haley Hurley of Wood River, Amber Hurley of Alton and John Paul Hurley Jr. of Missouri; four great grandchildren,
Audrey, Joshua, Aidyn and Jolee; sister, Sandy Goodwin of Hayti, Missouri; nieces, Melanie, Melinda, Sherry and Emma; other extended family and many
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Elbert, Robert, Carl and Laverne.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The family wishes for those in attendance to be dressed casual.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael Andrew Turck, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:12 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at DePaul
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born December 25, 1939 in Granite City, a son of the late Joseph Valentine and Ruby Irene (Lavender) Turck.

He married Patricia L. (Daily) Turck on January 2, 1959 in Waterloo, Illinois and she survives.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army and had worked as a machinist for Carter Carburetor in St. Louis for many years.

He and his wife cherished 19 years as child care workers with the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi, Illinois. They gave much love and devotion to the
children as house parents and he also took care of the maintenance until their retirement in 2001.

He was a devoted member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City where he had served as a trustee and treasurer. Mike was an avid sports fan, loved
collecting sports cards and was an avid fan of the University of Illinois and Cardinals. His family was the utmost important part of his life, enjoyed his days of
traveling and was always helping others before himself.

In addition to his beloved wife of 59 years, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael S. and Brenda Turck of Wood River, Dennis W. and
Mary Turck of Granite City and Joseph P. Turck of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Hile and Cliff Butler of Panama City, Florida; eight
grandchildren, Amy, Leslie, Don, Rose, Matthew, Phillip, Jedediah and Nathaniel; six great grandchildren, Cole, Ariel, Clayton, Don Jr., William and Troy; his
beloved dogs, Harley and Rudy; granddogs, Max and Mollie; his cherished Children’s Home families; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Conreaux.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ben Ritz officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City or to the Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Mildred Greathouse, age 92, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at
Ruth’s House Memory Care, Edwardsville, IL.

Mildred was born on August 19, 1926 in Brewer, MO, a daughter of the late Leo Andrew Hagan and Mary Verdella (Hager) Hagan.

On July 31, 1948, Mildred Hagan married Walter “Shang” Greathouse, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO. Walter passed away on April 22, 1999. Mildred was
a faithful member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville, IL. She was also a member of Phi Tau Omega Philanthropic Sorority since 1951,
Granite City Elkettes, St. Elizabeth’s Altar Society, St. Mary’s Ladies Guild, Sunset Hills Country Club Charter Member and a Rotarian. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family and friends. Mildred loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will dearly missed by all who knew
and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mildred was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Greathouse; and by her siblings, Lilburn Leo Hagan, Melvin
Andrew Hagan, Mary Verona Monroe, Rita Delora Wood and Naomi Marie Hagan.

Mildred is survived by her loving sons, Walter “Shang” (Jan) Greathouse Jr. of Granite City, IL, Brian Greathouse of Collinsville, IL and Scott (Terri) Greathouse
of Edwardsville, IL; proud grandmother to Walter (Amanda) Greathouse III, Michael (Ashlei) Greathouse, Kelly (Eric) Barns, Danielle Greathouse and Shane
Greathouse; proud great-grandmother to Walter Greathouse IV, Jackson Greathouse and Riley Barns; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 200 North
Lange Avenue, Maryville, IL, with Father Joseph Havrilka and Father Tom Liebler officiating. Mildred will be laid to rest next to Walter and Carol at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Phi Tau Omega Sorority. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Lucille L. Bringer, 93 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center.

Lucille was born on January 19, 1925; daughter of the late Charles and Mignon (Remnitz) Bringer.

Lucille was an office clerk for over 40 years at Manufactures Supply Company in St. Louis, retiring in 1990 and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in
Granite City where she was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Lucille will be remembered for the love
of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Lucille is survived by and will be missed by her son; Maurice McNeill of East Alton, IL; granddaughters, Traci Henn DeFelice of Concord, NC, Staci Henn and
fiancé (Frank Ensor) of Granite City, IL, Cathy Crosby of Granite City, IL; great-grandchildren, Dominick DeFelice, Margot DeFelice, Nora DeFelice.
In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her daughter; Marilyn Henn; brothers, Edward, Clarence, Charles, Francis, Willis.

In celebration of Lucille’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian
Feicho officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City. Memorial
donations are suggested to Concordia Lutheran Church, 2305 Grand Ave. Granite City, IL, 62040.
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Billie Jean Buchholz, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

Billie was born on March 28, 1938 in Granite City, a daughter of the late William Carl Irvin and Alma Louise (Martin) Irvin.

On October 28, 1989, Billie married Donald Leo “Buck” Buchholz in Granite City, IL. Donald passed away on April 14, 2012.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored. Billie loved life, she loved
to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Billie was preceded in death by her sister, Connie Adcock; and by a grandson, Alexander Richards; son, Robert Steven Benda.

She is survived by her loving sons, Daniel (Deborah Langston) Benda, Phillip (Kim) Benda and Andy (Heather) Richards, all of Granite City, IL; proud
grandmother to Phillip Benda, Michael Benda, Ryan Benda, David Benda, Stephanie Benda, Mackenzie Richards and Dominic Richards; great-
grandchildren, Riley Benda, Haley Benda; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to the National Stroke Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Ida D. Holland Singleton Sergott 77, of Granite City passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born June 22, 1941 in Effingham, IL to Tommie and Aven (nee: Coleman) Holland. Ida married Richard Sergott November 18, 2005 in Edwardsville.
She was a Member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City.

Ida is survived by her husband, Richard Sergott of Granite City; son, Dennis Singleton of Granite City; step-son, Charles (Patricia) Singelton of Granite City;
and 6 grandchildren, Dennis Singleton Jr., Ashley Overturf, Amber Bareiter, Jacob Singleton, Karissa Davis and Jordan Greier and sister, Peggy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, one daughter, Debbie Singleton; three sons, Kevin, Gregory and David Singleton and brother, Harold.

The family will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at World of Life Tabernacle in Granite City.
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Glendell “Paul” Brewer, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

He was born January 18, 1933 in Palmer, Missouri, a son of the late William and Rosie (Callahan) Brewer.

He married Betty Sue (Jones) Brewer on May 18, 1984 in St. Charles, Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Laclede Steel in 1995 with 45 years of dedicated service as a steelworker in Madison and Alton.

He enjoyed his days of traveling and enjoyed wrestling, football and baseball throughout his life. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, Delores Harper of Edwardsville, Glyn Adams of Troy, Paul Wayne and wife, Carrie Brewer of
Pocahontas, Keith Brewer of Collinsville and Robert “Bob” Brewer of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law,
Carroll and Sharon Kay Brewer of Collinsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Charles Schultz of St. Peters, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Pat Brewer of
Pontoon Beach; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Paula Brewer and three brothers, William, Clifford and Herman Brewer.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Judith “Judy” Miller, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville,
IL. Judy was born on June 2, 1941, in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Daniel Gaddie and Thelma (Edwards) Gaddie.

Judy retired as an executive secretary from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed sewing and making
crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Judy loved life, she loved to laugh, but most
of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Gaddie; and by a brother-in-law, Terry Nichols.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Dennis Miller of Granite City, IL; loving children, Lea Ann (Michael) Bollinger of Maryville, IL and Jae Lynn (Michael)
Kuberski of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Dana (Bill) McGee of Glen Carbon, IL, Linda Nichols of Granite City, IL and Brian Gaddie of Granite City, IL; sister-in-
law, Rose Gaddie of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Lauren, Danielle, Ella, Daniel and Emma; proud great-grandmother to Kinnidi and Vann; step-
children, Cameron Miller, Dennis Miller and Sarah (Phil) Hensley; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, with Sister Linda Hylla officiating. Private family interment will be held at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Melissa K. Epperson, 61, of Troy, Illinois passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her home.

She was born February 6, 1957 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Brooks King and Dillie Mai (Bates) Kimbro.

She married Ricky Allen Epperson on September 25, 1982 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She worked at Bethel Baptist Church in Troy where she served five years as a senior pastor assistant.

She was a faithful and dedicated member of Bethel Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher. Melissa loved decorating and had a
special love for the holidays. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her cherished daughter, Jaclyn N. Epperson of Troy; her stepsister, Lori Maples of Granite City; other
step-siblings; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Billie Bullen of Tazewell, Tennessee, Bennie Lett of Corryton, Tennessee, Dwayne and Judy
Epperson of Tazewell, Tennessee, Fred and Joyce Epperson of Granite City and Jerry and Carolyn Epperson of Tazewell, Tennessee; numerous nieces;
nephews; other extended family; church family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ray and Thelma Epperson and a brother-in-law, Landon Lett.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Bethel Baptist Church, 7775 Collinsville Road in Troy on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Tim Lewis officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church. .
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Jimmie Jean Gancheff, 86, of Granite City passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Granite City Nursing and Rehab.

She was born May 1, 1932 in Venice, IL to Ed and Ruby (ne: Boyd) Barker. She married John Gancheff October 13, 1957 in Corinth, MS. Jimmie was a
religious woman who loved her family, enjoyed camping with her husband, making teddy bears with her sister and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years John Gancheff; four daughters, Sandy Kielty, Jackie Walker, Dorothy Gancheff and Cathy Gisis; two sons, John
“Steve” and Joe Gancheff; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and two sisters, Cookie Grooms and Jackie Sparks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, George Barker and Mike Gancheff and two brothers, George and Raymond Barker.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Bernard R. “Mac” McGee, 85 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at his home.

Bernard was born on January 12, 1933 in Batchtown, Illinois; the son of the late Fred and Helen (Hillen) McGee.

Bernard was a laborer for the Granite City Street Department and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Bernard was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City and Union Laborers Local 397. Bernard enjoyed his days of camping, fishing and traveling, most of all Bernard loved to
spend time with his family. Bernard will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Bernard is survived by and will be missed by his children; Belinda (Russell) Pace of Collinsville, Illinois, Larry (Carrie) McGee of St. Louis, Missouri;
grandchildren, Jennifer (Tony) Wolf, Stacy (Yohance) Flager, Matthew (Leah) Milton, Russell (Kristen) Pace Jr., Jason (Amber) Pace, Andria Pace, Brittany
Pace, Jessica McGee, Emily McGee, Emily Darden, Heather Nunn, Nicholas Nunn; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Rutledge; brothers, Wilber “Fritz”
McGee, Lester McGee; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his sisters; Bertha Johnes, Sister Catherine McGee; brother, Jerome McGee. A memorial mass
is be planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to Holy family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City. Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road is serving the family.
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Teresa L. Foley, 66, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 6:26 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

She was born July 24, 1952 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late John Anthony and Evelyn Belle (McClannahan) Bonvicino.

She married Robert H. Foley on September 18, 1970 in Granite City and he survives.

She had worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant with many years of dedicated service prior to her retirement. She love the arts and theatre and was an avid
animal enthusiast, always watching television shows dedicated to enriching an animals life . She cherished her family and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four sons, Robert Foley and fiancé, Misty Morris of Edwardsville, Thomas and Tina Foley of
Edwardsville, John Foley and fiancé, Ingrid Nystrom of Affton, Missouri and Phillip Foley of Glen Carbon; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John and Mary
Bonvicino of Granite City, Ralph Bonvicino of Alton and Vincent and Terry Bonvicino of Granite City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barb Davis of Granite City
and Becky and Robert Blankenship of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Theresa Bonvicino and a brother-in-law, Steve Davis.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time
of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the A.S.P.C.A. and may
be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joseph Blaine Jones, 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 3:35 p.m. Wed. Oct. 10, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Aug. 2, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to the late Douglas & Doris (Upton) Jones.

On July 16, 2014, he and Mary B. Smith were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Joe was a lifelong motorcycle mechanic.  He owned and operated Joe’s Hog Doc, specializing in motorcycle repair and customization.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Andrea (Matt) Foley; a granddaughter: Sophia Foley, all of Edwardsville, IL; a brother: Jimmy Jones of
Granite City; a sister: Connie Nixon of Sparta, IL; and many other extended family and friends.

The family is planning a celebration of his life at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Yvonne June Walkenbach, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. Oct. 10, 2018 at Mercy Rehab in Swansea, IL.

She was born June 9, 1936 in Venice, IL to the late Adam & Bertha (Seats) Beyer.

On Apr. 24, 1954, she and Robert E. Walkenbach were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2009.

Mrs. Walkenbach owned and operated her own beauty salon out of her home for many years.

She is survived by a daughter: Cathy (Paul) Roesch of Belleville, IL; a son: Curt (Sherl) Walkenbach of Granite City; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a
brother: Don (Marilyn) Beyer of Navarre, FL; and 3 sisters: Louise Henle of Maple Shade, NJ, Faye Filer of Marble Hill, MO and Mary Metzger of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 brother and 5 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. Oct. 15, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tues. Oct.
16, 2018 at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Starkenburg, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Ramona Sue Lindberg passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at her home in Springfield, IL.  

“Mona,” as friends and family knew her, was born in Granite City, IL on January 11, 1955.  She started her career at Mercantile Bank in St. Louis. In the mid-
90s Mona moved to Springfield where she started a long career as a hair stylist, eventually owning her own business, About Your Hair, for several years.  
Later in life, Mona took a job at Schnucks, where she brightened her customers’ days with her infectious laugh and booming voice.  A beautiful and vibrant
woman, Mona never met a stranger. Her clients and customers quickly became friends, as it was impossible to know Mona and not love her.

An avid lover of the outdoors, Mona enjoyed camping, fishing and canoeing.  It was on a canoe trip in 1994 where she met her husband, David, on the Jack’s
Fork River in the Missouri Ozarks, a special destination for the both of them for years to come.   Mona had a green thumb as evident by the abundance of
plants throughout her house. Chances are if you came in touch with Mona, at some point you've ended up with one of her plant cuttings.

Mona was preceded in death by her mother and father, Shirley and James Smith of Granite City.  She leaves behind her husband of 13 years, David
Lindberg; their dog, Henry; sister, Cathleen (Vince) Adler of Highland, IL; brother, Lacy Brazel of Granite City; sister- in- law, Lauren (Jay) Tomten of
Springfield; and brother- in- law, Eric (Ana) Lindberg of North Carolina.  While Mona did not have children of her own, she was the best aunt.  Always armed
with BIG hugs, kisses and candy. A visit from Auntie Mona was always special and will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  

Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St.,
Springfield.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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Darla Renee Mize, age 54, of Madison, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at her home, with her loving family by
her side.

Darla was born on May 19, 1964 in St. Louis, MO.

Darla graduated from Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Missouri, with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice in 2006. She worked as a security
officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for over twenty years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Darla loved life, she loved to laugh,
but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Darla was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Hutchinson; and by her two brothers, Jason and Bradley Hutchinson.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Neal Mize of Madison, IL; son, Dale Dudek of Wood River, IL, father, Jerry Hutchinson of Waltonville, IL; sister, Jeri
(Brad) Emerson of St. Louis, MO; step-mother, Susan Long; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Eddie Linhart
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel
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Roy Lynn Badgett 60, of Granite City passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 24, 1958 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Roy worked for 20 years at Universal Sewing Supply in University City, MO. He was former drummer for
Christ Gospel Church.

He is survived by two sons, Nickolaus “Nick” Badgett of Granite City and Roy Lee (Stephanie) Badgett of St. Louis; father Orvil V. Badgett of Granite City; three
grandchildren, Cadence, Abel and Aurora Badgett and three sisters, Brenda (Larry) Hannon of Granite City, Glenda Helton of Granite City and Peggy (Bill)
Smith of Pocahontas, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella (nee: Pipkins) Badgett.
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Kathy Jo Stokes 60, of Mitchell passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born January 6, 1958 in Granite City. She married Robert William Stokes July 4, 1994 in Pontoon Beach. She worked for 30 years as an escrow
closer followed by four years as a BOA at Edward Jones in Collinsville. Kathy loved her grandchildren; she enjoyed fly fishing and spending summers as a
child with her grandmother in Tennessee which fueled her love for cows.

She is survived by husband, Robert Stokes of Mitchell; daughter, Carissa (William) Smith of Mitchell; son Robert W. Stokes Jr. of Glen Carbon; two
grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Yurko and Ella Michelle Smith; sister, Brenda Kay Lewis of Missouri and brother, Danny O. Chandler of Troy, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Albert Henry and mother, Betty Jo (nee: Bonds) Welch.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City Saturday, October 6,
2018.

Memorials can be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Barry William Church, 58 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Barry was born on July 26, 1960; the son of the late Lindsay and Mary (Williams) Church.

Barry was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge and in his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family. Barry will be remembered for the love
of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Barry is survived by and will be missed by his children; Josh (Pam) Church of Granite City, Barry Jonathan Church of Granite City, Christin Church of Granite
City; life companion, Deborah Sexton of Granite City; grandchildren, Cameron Eaker, Jackelyn Gibson, Kyle Gibson; sisters and their families, Victoria Boyd,
Mary Gismegian, Pamela Kern; brother and his family, Lindsay Church and many other close family members and friends. A memorial gathering is being
planned for a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.

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Stanley G. “Jerry” Sleczka, 75 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

Jerry was born on July 23, 1943 in Granite City; the son of the late Stanley M. and Helen B. (Papes) Sleczka.

Jerry was a sheet metal worker at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. In his free time Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be
remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Jerry is survived by and will be missed by his children; Michael (Tammy) Sleczka of Granite City, Patricia (Don) Deathridge of Pleasant Hope, MO, Susan
Sleczka of Highland; grandchildren, Michael Sleczka, Stephen (Elizabeth) Deathridge, Mathew Deathridge, Rebecca Deathridge, Benjamin Deathridge, Chloe
Sleczka, Alexander Graham, Colin Clark; great-grandchildren, Levi Deathridge, Kayden Deathridge, Kayden Graham, Averi Graham. In addition to his parents,
Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, James A. Sleczka. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Otis Joe Holt, 84 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

Otis was born on November 12, 1933 in Blytheville, Arkansas; the son of the late Herschel and Annabell (Underwood) Holt.

Otis was a self employed scrap metal collector and recycler and was of Baptist faith. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Otis will be
remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Otis is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Bernadine (Coerver) Holt, whom he married in October of 1981; his children, Karen Garcia of Pennsylvania,
Anita Gaines of Kansas, Waylon Holt of Kansas, Judy Gibson of Granite City and Patrick Brian Holt of Granite City; brother-in-law, Bobby (Adriana) Copeland;
and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Otis’s life,
services will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View
Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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Charlotte Rodery, 82 of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 in Granite City.

Charlotte was born on November 24, 1935 in Spanish Lake, Missouri; the daughter of the late William and Iralee (O’Neal) Schollmeyer. Charlotte was an
administrative secretary at Harvard Interiors. She was confirmed and baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Blackjack, Missouri and in her free time she
enjoyed her days of deer hunting, gardening, playing cards, and Bingo. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Charlotte will be remembered for
her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Charlotte is survived by and will be missed by her children; Tony Accardi of Granite City, Paul Accardi of Granite City, Kathryn (Ken) Kelley of Fults, IL, Deborah
(Steve) Rosch of Granite City, Phyllis (Randy) Case of St. Charles, MO; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to
her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her son; Joey Hunt Accardi; her 2nd husband, Aldon Rodery.

In celebration of Charlotte’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Richard H. Briggs, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Fountain View Manor,
Granite City, IL. Richard was born on October 6, 1938, in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Richard A. Briggs and Ruth M.
(Range) Briggs.

On October 24, 1970, Richard married Patricia A. (Kudelka) Cella the love of his life. Richard retired from Granite City Steel after thirty years of dedicated
service. He attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Richard was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing many rounds of
golf with his family and friends. He also loved spending time on his farm in Grand Tower, IL, working on his favorite tractors, Allis Chalmers and just being
outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Richard loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brother. Alan J. Briggs.

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of forty-seven years, Patricia Briggs of Granite City, IL; loving children, Richard C. Briggs of Kingsley, MI, Julie A.
(David) Flowers of Granite City, IL, Jill R. (Daniel) Farmer of Worden, IL and Michael R. (Donna) Cella of Franklin, TN; proud grandfather of Melony, Chase,
Michael, Anna, Cody and Abby; proud great-grandfather to Connor and Brynn; dear sisters, Alyce (Randall) Sigite of Salem, MO and Nancy (Kenneth)
Feigenbutz of Granite City, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Heartland Hospice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwnchapel.com.
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John A. Valencia of Granite City. IL, born March 6, 1961, passed Monday, October 1, 2018.

John worked at Granite City Steel. In his free time, he enjoyed life to the fullest by spending countless hours outdoors fishing, traveling the world and
cherishing his grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Norma Jean Valencia.

He is survived by and will be missed by his father, John B. Valencia of Granite City; his sister, Denise Shannon of St. Louis, Mo.; his brothers, Richard and
Robert Valencia, both of Granite City, IL; his daughter, Brittney (Randy J. Barton) Valencia; his grandchildren, Charlize and Tyler, all of Collinsville, IL; and his
wife, Carol (Angle) Valencia of Granite City, IL, and her sons, Alec and Evan (Jarishia) Angle; aunts, Lola Valencia, Lupe Valencia, and Helen Valencia; nieces
and nephews; and beloved friends.

In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted by Heartland Conservancy, 406 East Main Street, Mascoutah, IL, 618-567-4451 Service: John's service will be
private, however friends, co-workers, and loved ones are invited to a celebration of John's life at the KC Hall, 4225 Old Alton Road, Granite City, IL, on
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. until ?
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Michael “Mike” Thomas Reichwein, age 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL,

Mike was born on December 30, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late William Reichwein and Gertrude (Sheridan) Reichwein.

On November 28, 1967, Mike married Jeanine Puhse, the love of his life in Edwardsville, IL. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in
Edwardsville, IL. Mike retired from running the production line at Raskas Dairy in St. Louis, MO, after many years of dedicated service. He was an
outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley. Mike also loved bowling, he even taught bowling for many years. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mike loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brothers, William, John and George Reichwein; and by his mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Alice and Ralph Puhse.

Mike is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years, Jeanine Reichwein; loving daughter, Terri Lynn (Dexter “J.R.”) Thompson; proud grandfather to Jayson
(Ashley) Thompson and Allison Thompson; proud great-grandfather to Scout Thompson and Damian Thompson all of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Madeline
Barfield of St. Peters, MO and Cathy Breakfield of AL; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 2249 S. Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Rob Schneider officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Sharon E. (Chronister) Johnson, 73 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.

Sharon was born on January 21, 1945 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Harry W. and Violet Bernice (Bowman) Chronister Sr.

Sharon was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Christian Hospital North East in St. Louis and in her free time Sharon loved to shop. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family.

Sharon will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Sharon is survived by and will be missed by her children; Earl Patrick Kelly of Granite City, Charles Watson Kelly of Granite City, Robert Curtis Kelly of Granite
City, Marian (Joe) Fox of Colorado, Dawn (Tom) Munoz-Castilleja of Granite City; beloved companion, David Ebling; sisters, Wanda Maxine Sullivan, Carol
Miflin, Pam (Jim) Smith; brother, Harry “Butch” (Connie) Chronister; grandchildren, Robby, Shawn, Dougie, Brian, Sam, Sebastian; and numerous great-
grandchildren and many close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her son; John Leonard Kelly; brothers, Charles “Chuck” Chronister, Robert Lee Chronister;
sisters, Shirley Mae (Mark) Gausepohl, Mildred Browning. In celebration of Sharon’s life, friends may call on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until
the time of the service at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Linda Lee Polette 71, of Madison passed away Saturday September 29, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born January 11, 1947 in Granite City to Martin and Vivian L. (Nee: Lang) Polette. She was the owner of Little Ducklings Day Care, member of St.
John Lutheran Church in Granite City, graduate of SIUE, Girl Scout leader and Sunday school teacher for many years. Linda loved children and liked to keep
busy; she enjoyed gardening, shopping and coloring books.

She is survived by her life partner, Sandy Townzen of Madison; brother, Mark J. (Teresa) Polette of Granite City ; two sisters, Shari (James) Needham of
Granite City and Kathleen S. (David) Hill of Granite City, niece, Amanda Needham; nephew, Jamie (Dawn) Needham; great nieces, Ryanne Needham, Kylee
Harnetiaux and Jordan Tamayo; great nephew, Hunter Needham and great great nephew, Antonio Tamayo.
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Robert Henry “Bobby” Thomas Jr., 55, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

He was born April 26, 1963 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert H. and Tina (Gushleff) Thomas Sr.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country from 1982 until 1986, serving as a medic. Bobby had a lifetime of service to others as a 3rd
generation funeral director and embalmer. He had graduated from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park with a degree in funeral service and held a
licensure in Illinois and Missouri. Growing up in the family business, Thomas Mortuary in Granite City, he began his career, later working with various other
funeral homes and currently working with Bucholz Mortuary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Megan Thomas and her fiancé, Jonathan Foster of Granite City; three grandchildren, Isaac Thomas, Logan Waters and Talon
Foster; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Stacy and Chris Roberts of Granite City, Michele and Al Marin of St. Peters, Missouri, Debbie and Al Mahan of Granite
City and Pam Rowlett of Ocala, Florida; brother-in-law, Keith Rowlett of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. where memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Howard Wayne Hankins, 72 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center.

Howard was born on April 16, 1946 in Hillsboro, Illinois; the son of the late Thomas Richard and Lydia Catherine (Fueland) Hankins.

Howard was a forklift operator for 28 years at Cerro Flow in Sauget, Illinois and proudly served his country in the United States Army. In his free time Howard
enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Howard is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Barbara Jean (Rainwater) Hankins, whom he married on May 20, 1968; daughter, Christine Hankins of
Granite City, Illinois; brothers and sisters, Thomas Hankins, Millie Jett, Jenny Wood, Clow Jo Osborn; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandy (Randy) Kendall
and many other extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents,

Howard was preceded in death by his sisters; Rubye Shipman, Elizabeth Dworsack, Mary Hassenbrock; brothers, Joseph Hankins, Leonard Hankins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Howard’s
life, services will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Christopher Kendall and Pastor Rich Hill officiating.
Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Nancy Jeanne Millsap, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 7, 1950 in Jacksonville, Illinois, the daughter of the late Russell Ives and Mary Annetta (Howe) Lewis.

She married Michael Allen Millsap on December 5, 1974 in Springfield, Illinois and he survives.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker and had worked many years in the medical field and enjoyed working as a paramedic for several years. She
was a faithful member of Peace Church in Granite City and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Carie Lewis of O’fallon, Missouri; a daughter and her fiancé,
Benalee Valbert and Perry Hartwick of Granite City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Rachael and Anthony Rhodes, Hannah and Nathan Nehrt, Gabriel
Lewis and Olivia Lewis; a sister-in-law, Lisa Green of Granite City; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin and Karen Millsap of Granite City; a niece;
nephew; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Cory Penn officiating.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Sandra L. “Sandy” Ousley, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:21 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born October 8, 1947 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Louis and Gladys (Carney) Gregory.

She married Joseph A. Ousley on January 21, 1967 in Granite City and he survives.

She enjoyed her days of shopping and knitting, attending social events and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She cherished her family and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three children and spouses, Sherri and Gareth Davies of Crestwood, Missouri, Christopher and
Carissa Ousely of Edwardsville and Keri Ousley of Granite City; four grandchildren, Rhiannon Davies, Imogen Davies, Evan Ousley and Owen Ousley; two
brothers and a sister-in-law, Charlie Hester of Granite City and Lynn and Faye Hester of St. Charles, Missouri; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and Ken
Jackson of Clarksville, Tennessee and Lois Peterson of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Dominic Keeney and a brother, Max Hester.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Stray Rescue of St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy Lee Marsala, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born March 7, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She married Vincent Joseph Marsala Sr. on April 29, 1939 in St. Louis and he passed away on January 13, 2012.

She loved music throughout her life and loved singing, dancing and playing the piano. She enjoyed reading the Bible and crocheting and will be remembered
for the love and special times she had with her family.

She is survived by six children and spouses, Lucille and Tom LaValley of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jim and Helen Marsala of Granite City, John and Shirley
Marsala of Granite City, Shelley and Mike Crook of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Nancy Marsala of Granite City and Tina and Tom Cell of Granite City; many
grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister, Dolores; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet McGuire and Jane Pigg; three sons, Larry Joseph
Marsala, Vince Marsala Jr. and David Marsala; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, Ed, Vernon and John and two sisters, Betty and
Mary.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Glenn James Lackey, 42, of Granite City, IL passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital.  

He was born March 8, 1975 in Granite City.

Glenn was an organ and tissue donor.

He is survived by his son, Logan Lackey of Highland; daughter,  Peyton Lackey of Highland; father, Glenn Larry Lackey of Granite City; mother, Andrea (nee;
Marlette) L. Lackey of Granite City and two sisters, Sarah (Henry) Thompson of Granite City and Jessica Lackey of Telluride, CO.

He was preceded in death by a son, Conner Lackey.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Shirley J. Mayes, 80, of Bethalto, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:20 a.m. Tues. Sept. 25, 2018 at her home.

She was born Nov. 23, 1937 in Portageville, MO to the late Delois “Lois” (Wyninger) Ragsdale.

On June 2, 1956 she and Virgil Mayes were married in Poplar Bluff, MO. He preceded her in death Mar. 8, 1996.

Shirley worked for Taylon Zipper Co. in St. Louis and then for Nickels Net & Twine in Granite City, making fish nets, retiring in 1993 after 19 ½ years of service.
In her retirement she worked as a bookkeeper for her daughter and son-in-law at Brad’s Flowers.  She was a member of the Wood River Moose #263.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Carol Bowker of Panama City, FL and Lisa (John) Callison of Bethalto; 2 sons: James L. (Debra) Mayes of Benld, IL and Clyde
Dale (Kathy) Mayes of Granite City, IL; 9 grandchildren: Crystal Mayes, Robert (Elizabeth) Henderson, Melanie Mayes, Natalie Mayes, Scott Mayes, Cole
Callison, Leigha Callison, Bryan Bowker Sr. and Zachary Saggio; 14 great-grandchildren: Talen, Logan, Jordan, Hailey, Aryanna, Xavier, Breanna, Maddy,
Macee, Bryan Jr., Lindsey, Erik, Madyline and Bradley; a brother-in-law: Fred Webb of Granite City; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her step-father: Everett Ragsdale; a son-in-law: Brad Bowker; a granddaughter: Torrie Henderson; a
grandson: Carrington Saggio; a sister: Kathryn Webb; and her grandmother who helped raise her: Mary Wyninger.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of Moose Service and Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Sat. 9/29/18 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow
at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., American Heart Assoc. or Moose Heart
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Edward O. Rickert, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Christian Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

Edward was born on August 10, 1939 in Granite City; the son of the late Edward and Anna (Glozik) Rickert. Edward gave 42 years at Granite City Steel as a
heater in the coke ovens, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City; a member of the Granite City Eagle Lodge
#1126 and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Edward will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his
family and friends.

Edward is survived by and will be missed by his son; William (Heather) Rickert of Pontoon Beach, Illinois; daughter, Kerry (Jimmy) Flanary of Granite City,
Illinois; grandchildren, Emily (Ricky) Boyer, Drew Rickert, Sydney Rickert, Magdalena (Bracken) Tadych; great-grandchildren, Aubree Boyer, Caleb Boyer;
brothers, Ray (Suzanne) Rickert, Michael Rickert; sisters, Carole (Louis) Mitchell, Nancy (Ralph) Copp.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (Lamping) Rickert, whom he married on August 13, 1966. In celebration of
Edward’s life, a funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Zac Edgar officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300
Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth School. Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family
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Charles Lee Miller, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:32 a.m. Tues. Sept. 25, 2018 at Collinsville Nursing and Rehab
in Collinsville, IL.

He was born Mar. 12, 1936 in Granite City to the late Ben H. & Lula Violet (Key) Miller.

Charles retired from Terminal Railroad as a switchman after 20 years of service. He was an avid Hot Wheels collector and founded the St. Louis Hot Wheels
Club.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Stephanie (Patrick Cooper) Howard of Salem, MO and Denise (Bill) Powers of Cherryville, MO; a son: Tony (Sandy) Miller of
Salem, MO; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a niece: Brenda Armbruster; and his former wife and friend: Beverly Roos
of Salem, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Miller and a brother, Benjamin Miller.

Graveside services in Salem, MO are pending.
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Jill LaVonne Blumenstein, 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:27 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her
home.

She was born November 20, 1950 in Altamont, Illinois, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Mistoler) Lake.

She married Joseph Stephen Blumenstein on September 4, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri and he survives.

She was a loving and dedicated homemaker and had a special love of playing bingo.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Joseph and Brandie Blumenstein of Waynesboro, Virginia; two
grandchildren, Arabella and Luca Blumenstein; six brothers and sisters, Gene Lake of Florida, Ruth Ann Cobb of Florida, William Lake of Indiana, Kenneth
Lake of Wisconsin, Jacqueline Veth of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and James Lake of Pontoon Beach, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Heinlein.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville
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Edna L. Counts, 86 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation
in Granite City.

Edna was born on December 16, 1931 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Oscar and Anna Mae (Vowok) Warren.

Edna was a homemaker and mom who enjoyed having her hair and nails done. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Edna will be
remembered for her kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

Edna is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Debbie (Joe) Womble of Granite City, Illinois; granddaughter, Emily Sirko of Miami, Florida; sister,
Lucille Schannot of Glen Carbon, Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Edna
was preceded in death by her husband; Harry “Bill” Counts.

In celebration of Edna’s life, there will be a graveside service at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:
00 a.m. with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A., 5000 Old Alton Road, Granite
City, Illinois, 62040. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Blanche S. Picker, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home.

She was born December 19, 1928 in Belle, Missouri, a daughter of the late Peter and Sophie (Rounsaville) Fourcault.

She married Bennie W. Picker on August 9, 1946 in Belle, Missouri and he passed away at October 28, 2007.

She retired from K-Mart in Collinsville after over 20 years of dedicated service as a cashier. She had also worked as a beautician for many years. She was a
loving homemaker whom was dedicated to her family. She enjoyed her years as a “Winter Texan” and enjoyed her days of sewing, gardening and tending to
her yard. Blanche loved everyone and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby A. and Nancy J. Picker of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Bernard L. “Buz” and Carla S. Picker of Troy,
Missouri; two daughters, Bronda D. Picker of Granite City and Benita M. Picker of Bridgeton, Missouri; six grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-
great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson; two brothers, Hillard Fourcault and Peter Fourcault Jr. and two
sisters, Jeanette Abbegg and Mary Etta Geldbach.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
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Thomas J. Bridick, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, September 20,
2018 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab, Edwardsville, IL.

Tom was born on August 11, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Thomas M. Bridick and Mary C. (Mega) Bridick.

On October 5, 1963, Tom married Jeanne R. Proffitt, the love of his life. Jeanne passed away on December 8, 2001. He retired as an electrician from Granite
City Steel after forty years of dedicated service. After retiring, Tom worked as an electrical inspector for Granite City for many years. He was a jack of all trades
and he could repair or build anything. Tom also enjoyed playing many rounds of golf with his family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family. Tom loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Blacharczyk; and by one brother, Dan Bridick.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Lori (Michael) Henderson of Granite City, IL, Cynthia (Patrick) Delaney of Sauget, IL and Yvonne (Christopher) Lait of
Mercer, PA; brother, Dave Bridick of Madison, IL; proud grandfather to Sarah Henderson, Justin Bridick, Joseph Henderson, Joseph Blacharczyk, Matthew
Blacharczyk, Paulina Henderson, Anthony Delaney, Aaron Blacharczyk, Meghan Delaney, Breanna Blacharczyk, Amy Blacharczyk and Emlin Lait; proud great-
grandfather to four great-grandchildren; nephew, Kevin (Cindy) Bridick; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Chaplain Thomas
Nadelin officiating. Tom will be laid to rest next to Jeanne at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Steven William Weller, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Steve was born on January 10, 1957 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late William E. Weller Jr. and Betty Lou (Woodward) Weller.

Steve worked as a mechanic for Waste Management for over 25 years. He was a member and past president of the Venice Social Club in Pontoon Beach, IL.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in New Douglas, IL, Ainad Temple in East St. Louis, IL, International Order of Odd Fellows in Granite City, IL
and Amvets Post 51 in Madison, IL. Steve could fix or build anything he put his mind to; he even built many industrial barbeque grills for many businesses
and organizations in the area. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, skeet shooting and socializing. Steve never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend
a helping hand to anyone in need. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Steve loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving children, Tracy (Jon) Hutchings of Alton, IL and Melissa Weller of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Frances (Brian Caughlan) Weller-
Caughlan of Springfield, IL, Judy (Bob) Tatum of Granite City, IL, Robert Weller of East Alton, IL and Gerald Weller of Sparta, IL; grandchildren, Andrew
Sechrest, Adam Sechrest, Brett Hutchings, Jordan Hutchings and Matthew Young; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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William Richard “Bill” Holman, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:21 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born January 18, 1937 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of the late William E. Holman and Dorothy (McClery) Toth.

He married Shirley Diane (Elmore) Holman on February 3, 1960 in Edwardsville and she survives.

He retired as a crane operator in 1998 from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Marines and was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126 and S.O.A.R. Bill was an avid St.
Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed his days of traveling and camping with The Renegades. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by six children and their spouses, Richard and Elaine Holman of Santee, California, Terri Lynn and Darrell Lund
of Klamath Falls, Oregon, David and Linda Holman of Granite City, Connie Snider Flora and Jerry Flora of Granite City, Kathy and Tom Miles of Granite City
and Sharon and Chip Lewis of Highland; seventeen grandchildren, Patrick, Rachel, Craig, Eva, Darlene, Tina, Chris, Tonya, Tasha, Christina, April, William,
Holly, Cody, Jessica, Shawn and Meghen; many great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary G. and Joyce Holman of Madison; a brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Calvin and Melba Elmore of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald E. Holman and a sister, Zella Niehaus.

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Lena Irene Seitzer, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:58 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Cedarhurst
Assisted Living in St. Charles, Missouri.

She was born October 27, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Etta (Heath) and Joseph Snyder.

She married Donald G. Seitzer on November 5, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 23, 2012.

She was a homemaker whom cherished her family. She was a faithful member of over 50 years at Central Christian Church in Granite City where she had
served the youth group and as a Sunday school teacher. Throughout the years she was active with the Christian Women’s Fellowship and Christian Women
United and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed her days of sewing, working with crafts and enjoyed her days of traveling. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, D. Keith and James Seitzer of Twinsburg, Ohio, D. Kenneth Seitzer of Maryville, Tennessee and David K.
and Lin Seitzer of St. Charles, Missouri; a son-in-law, Pat Lynch of St. Charles, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three children, Donna Kay Seitzer, Daniel K. Seitzer and Denise Kay “Dee”
Lynch and six siblings, Willis, Pearl, Ruth, Helen, Derwood and Junior.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Chris Franklin officiating.

Graveside services will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Susie
Pudman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or to St. Charles Christian Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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John Wayne Shoffner 57, of Granite City passed away Sunday, September16, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 7, 1961 in St. Louis, MO to William D. and Myrtle (nee: Huntze) Shoffner. He married Lori Susan White September 4, 1982 in Granite City;
she preceded him in death January 4, 2014.

John was an instructor at Ranken Technical College. He was on the Board of Directors at Rockwood High School. He loved spending time with family and
friends; he enjoyed traveling and helping others.

He is survived by son, Nicholas “Nick” (Megan) Shoffner of Granite City; father, William D. Shoffner of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Kaylee, Logan and Leigha;
brother, Jeffrey Shoffner of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Susan (James) Bigger of Springfield, IL and Sally (Michael) Williams of Collinsville; two sisters in law,
Linda White of Granite City and Leslie (Randy) Crider of Granite City and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, mother, two brothers, Daniel and Thomas Shoffner and sister in law, Lisa White.
Visitation will be 4p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Private
burial will take place at St. John Cemetery in Granite City. Memorials can be made to Huntington ’s Disease Society of America

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Nathan Lee Talley, 27, of Granite City passed away September 14, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 14, 1991 in Wood River, IL to Rodney Talley and Melissa Parker. Nathan was a cook at Travel Centers of America.

He is survived by his parents, maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Miller of Granite City; daughter, Jaydyn Talley of Collinsville; mother, Melissa Parker of
Pontoon Beach; Rodney Talley of Granite City; two brothers, Jeffrey Talley and Michael Parker of Granite City; two sisters, Cassandra Clark of Collinsville and
Kimberly Parker of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Marvin Miller and paternal grandparents, Audrey and Art Talley.

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Rita Joan Sutphin, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born February 16, 1934 in Virden, Illinois, a daughter of the late Cleo Jackson and Pauline (Guthrie) Bullock.

She married Donald A. Sutphin on August 22, 1953 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and he passed away on December 14, 2006.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker. She cherished her family and enjoyed watching St. Louis sports.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Teri and Darrell Sy of Fairview Heights, Gregory and Barbara Sutphin of Godfrey, Denise and Gary Clouser
of Glen Carbon, Kevin and Karen Sutphin of Granite City and Brett and Allison Sutphin of DeSoto, Illinois; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Andrea and
Todd Parker, Lori and Gregor Vadnal, Ryan and Kathryn Sy, Matthew and Lori Sutphin, Cory and Brooke Clouser, Katie and Rob Cope, Cameron and Claire
Clouser and Skyler Sutphin; five great grandchildren, Sam Boner, Jacob Sutphin, Jessica Sutphin, Brody Sy and Ian Vadnal; a brother and sister-in-law,
Calvin and Veva Jackson of Fairbury, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Ronald Kaehlert.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Doug Nicely officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Virden Cemetery in Virden, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 3026, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Jeanette W. Wilson, 78, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

She was born July 29, 1940 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Loise and Viola (Jackson) Morgan.

She married Don M. Wilson on April 27, 1956 and he survives.

She was a nail tech at The Nail Shop in Granite City and loved to trout fish in Branson, Missouri. She loved spending time with her family and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 63 years, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathi and Frank Chandler of Madison and Donna and Alan
Funk of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Don M. and Tina Wilson Jr. of Madison; four grandchildren, Ian Chandler, Brandon Chandler, Crystal
(Andrew) Gray and Sarah Funk; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Nelly Nicol and Judy Stroder-Allen and Desi Allen; and a host of
extended family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Bobby Morgan.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Desi Allen officiating.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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Martha Ann “Marti” Bell, 78, or Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at her home.

She was born December 18, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Karl and Ann (Wargo) Brad.

She retired as an accounts payable clerk from the City of Granite City after 25 years of dedicated service.

She enjoyed reading, had a special love for animals and cherished her grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
her family and friends.

Marti is survived by a son, Wayne Tellor of Washington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Don Hudson of St. Louis and Leigh and John Goodman
of Granite City; four grandchildren, Heather Steinback, Tiffany (Michael) Geelan, Grant Tellor and Clark Goodman; two great grandchildren, Clive and Orson
Steinback; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, no services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Barbara Gagich 84 of Swansea, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, passed away surrounded by her family on
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at her home.

Barbara was born on November 10, 1933 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Mark “Ellis” and Thelma (Settle) Mathews.

Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Dewey Avenue Methodist Church in Granite City. In her free time, Barbara enjoyed her days of gardening,
landscaping and had a special love for her pets. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Barbara is survived by and will be missed by her sons; John (Nancy) Gagich, Tom (Julie) Gagich; daughters, Gayle Huskey, Karen Gagich; grandchildren,
Bryan Gagich, Lauren Gagich, John (Shanan) Hesseldenz, Nicole Huskey (Michael Slinkard Jr.), Tony Gagich; great-grandchildren, Ryan (Taylor), Avery,
Addie, Timothy, Matthew; devoted companion, Richard Jones and numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John N.”Nick” Gagich; brother, Richard Mathews.

In celebration of Barbara’s life, visitation will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are
suggested to the Granite City APA.

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Daryl Page, 61, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City,
IL.

He was born on July 2, 1957 in Madison, IL to William Harold Page and Wanda nee: Greer Page.

Daryl Married Jill Huett in 1993.

The loving husband and father retired as an electrician with IBEW Local 309 in April 2018 after 20 years of service. Daryl was a member of the 1st Baptist
Church of Mitchell and he was also a musician .He enjoyed athletics and when he attended SIUE, he participated in basketball, baseball and tennis.

Besides his wife, Daryl is survived by a daughter, Felicia Gilbert of Granite City; 3 brothers: Dale (Myla) Page of Granite City, David Page and his partner, Roy
Sherill of Granite City and Dennis (Leah) Page of Granite City and a sister, Debbie (Mark) Britton of Granite City. Daryl will be missed by many friends.

Daryl is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the 1st Baptist Church of Mitchell, 608 English Pl in Mitchell, IL.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

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Jeanette Faye Weeks, 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Jeanette was born on November 29, 1946, in St. Louis, MO.

Jeanette was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan; Jeanette was also an Elvis Presley
fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Volner and Ima (Skaggs) Messinger; her step-father, James Messinger; two sisters, Janet Stock and
Linda Hopkins; and by two brothers, Stanley Volner and Steve Messinger.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Gregg Weeks of Granite City, IL, whom she married on August 31, 1963, in Madison, IL; loving children, Jeffrey
(Janice) Weeks of Granite City, IL, and Angie (April) Guithues of Belleville, IL; dear siblings, Brenda Cox and Jimmie Volner both of Desloge, MO; proud
grandmother to Kenneth Gauen of Pontoon Beach, IL, Becca (Tyler) Wilson of New Athens, IL, Hannah Weeks of Granite City, IL, Jimmy Guithues of
Okawville, IL, Ericka Guithues of Okawville, IL, Ryan Guithues of Granite City, IL, and Dakotah Guithues of Granite City, IL; one great-granddaughter on the
way; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel. Condolences may be expressed to
the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Services: In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Randle
Copeland officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

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Jean Nevels, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sun. Sept. 9, 2018 with her family at her side.

She was born on March 1, 1936 in Greenbrier, MO to the late Grover Cleveland and Earsy Ellen (Kirkpatrick) Nevels.

Jean had a career in insurance sales for many years and once owned her own shop selling vintage clothing and house wares. She loved shopping for
antiques, gardening, interior decorating, and having a good laugh. She had a particular gift for empathizing with children and loved to play. Jean's home was
a sanctuary for her family; cozy and filled with little treasures. Her style was eclectic, warm, and quaint. You could spend hours looking at the photos of her
family through the years, lovingly displayed in every room. She surrounded herself with them because they brought her so much pride and joy.

Jean's greatest passion was in raising her children and helping to raise each generation to follow. Though there were many, she made a point to know as
much as possible about each child, throughout every phase of life. She never forgot a birthday or a special moment shared. She lived a full life and those she
loved she touched deeply. Jean was, and always will be, present in our hearts. In her words, "It doesn't matter how much time we have, because our love will
live on forever."  

She is survived by two daughters: Melodie Vahdat and Nancy (Mark) Presley; a son: Jeff (Josephine) Kee, all of Granite City; seven grandchildren: Paul
Vahdat, Josh (Grace) Kee, Jessica Kee, Jamie (Brandon) Weatherford, Mandy (Naveen) Vanga, Jake (Danielle) Soltani and Emily (Eric) Hensley; twelve great-
granchildren: Kayvon, Kiyan, Hannah, Greyson, Violet, Simon, MaKayla, Jesse, Dillon, Jude, Jonah and Olly; two brothers: Bud (Rose) Nevels and Bill Nevels;
and three sisters: Thelma Denny, Nina Cookson and Glenda Wilfong.

Services will be private. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.

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Harold Kenneth “Kenny” Siebert, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:53 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at
his home.

He was born October 14, 1933 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois, a son of the late Carl W. and Opal V. (Eller) Siebert.

He married Barbara A. (Braden) Siebert on August 30, 1975 in Granite City and she passed away on June 18, 1996.

He retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri after 30 years of work in aeronautics and was privileged to work on the Gemini Spacecraft. He had
also retired from the United States Navy and had proudly served his country during the Korean War and had received numerous medals and recognitions
throughout his service.

He was a member of the AMVETS Post #51 and enjoyed the many years of turkey shoots. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Jaymie (Helen) Reinstein of Kirkwood, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Carrie (Tom) Aldridge of Granite City and Beth Smith of
Granite City; stepson, Robert Vaughn of Granite City; two grandsons and adopted sons, Donnie (Amanda) Caughron of Blackwell, Missouri and Chris
Caughron of Roxana; four grandsons, Ryan (Matt) Mueller, Jake Mueller, Rhett Mueller and Jesse (Micky) Mueller; three granddaughters, Megan Siebert,
Heather Siebert and Kristin Vaughn; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice (Anna) Siebert of Granite City and Norman (Jeana) Siebert of Vandalia;
sister, Sally (Mick) Broaddus of Raymond; brother-in-law, Carol Merritt of Taylorville; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Kenneth, Steven and Ronnie Siebert; two sisters, Lucille Snow and
Linda Merritt and two brothers, Carl and Daniel Siebert.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ben Ritz officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.



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