Robert L. Brummitt Jr., of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Sat. Sept. 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born Jan. 30, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL to Joanne (Hager) Bowlin of Christopher, IL and the late Robert L. Brummitt Sr.

On Oct. 16, 1981, he and Alice Faye Wolfe were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Robert had been a warehouse foreman for Ashley Furniture for many years.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 3 daughters: Nicole (Daniel) Askins of Granite City, Jennifer Rice of Madison, IL and Amy Brummitt of
Granite City; a son: Robert L. Brummitt III of Highland, IL; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a brother: Marcum Brummitt of Christopher, IL.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kristopher Brummitt.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 13, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Helen M. Hawkins, 88 of Granite City, Illinois passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Helen was born on December 21, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan; the daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (Sloan) Varley. Helen was the Nameoki Township Clerk
for over 25 years and was a Madison County Board Member since 2002. She was an honorary board member of the Metro East Sanitary District and a
member of the Chouteau Township Senior Citizens and in January of this year she was inducted into the Illinois Senior Citizens Hall of Fame by the Illinois
Department of Aging. Helen has shown her support throughout her career for several community based programs in the Granite City Area and has chaired
special projects and is a member of organizations such as the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She has promoted,
along with the Granite City School District the “Valentines for Vets” program, which sends Valentines Day Cards to veterans. She was an active member of
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and in her free time, Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Helen will be remembered for her
public service and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Debra (Bill) Oehler of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Mark (Janie) Hawkins of Bolingbrook, Illinois;
grandchildren, Amanda Hawkins (fiancé Mehdi Tazi), Taylor Hawkins, Alyssa Hawkins, Heidi Oehler, Gabriel Oehler; great-grandchildren, Jaiden Tazi, Zaina
Tazi; sister, Winnie Christmas.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband; Dr, Hubert A. Hawkins, whom she married on September 23, 1947; her
granddaughter, Grace Anne Oehler and her brother, Will Varley.

In celebration of Helen’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. with
Deacon Mike Melton officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will be at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in
St. Louis. In lieu of flowers and in memory of her husband Hubert, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Charles Ben Farrell, 51, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly Wed. Sept. 5, 2018 at his home.

He was born Mar. 2, 1967 in Granite City to Donald Lee & Bette Faye (Schleeter) Farrell of Brighton, IL.

Charles was employed at Arnette Tool & Die in Granite City and had been with them for the last 20+ years.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister: Deborah (Jim) Jones of Worden, IL; and their children: Corbin and Conner; a brother: Don (Carolyn)
Farrell Jr. of Madison, IL; and their son: Bobby; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sun. Aug. 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Mon.
Aug. 10, 2018 at Fosterburg Cemetery in Fosterburg, IL.
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Ralph Edward Harrison, age 69, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at his home on Friday,
September 7, 2018. Ralph was born on October 15, 1948 in Granite City, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 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, September 12, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com
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Orval “Jerry” Jerome Moore, 54, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tues. Sept. 4, 2018 at his home surrounded
by his family.

He was born Sept. 23, 1963 in St. Louis, MO to the late Phyllis (Stone) Mason.

Jerry had been a cook for many years at Brenda’s and loved politics.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Ann (Greathouse) Moore; 2 daughters: Sarah Kyle and Elizabeth (Nathan) Abbett; 2 sons: David Howard Kyle
and Michael (Ashley) Greathouse; 10 grandchildren, including: David M. Kyle, Lilian Greathouse, Connor Abbett and Addison Greathouse; and a sister: Vicki
Moore, all of Granite City.

Services will be held at a later date.
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Timothy Allan Stafford, 60 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

Tim was born on June 7, 1958 in East St. Louis, Illinois; the son of the late Newman and Gertrude (Mezger) Stafford. Tim was a welder at A.O. Smith and in
his free time he enjoyed his days being outside camping, waterskiing and a good motorcycle ride. Tim loved the adventure of exploring caves and repelling
and was always ready for a horseback ride. He enjoyed painting and spending time with his family. Tim was a Christian and had attended Calvary Baptist
Church in Granite City and was a member of the Boy Scouts. Tim will be remembered for his gentle heart and all the special times he shared with his family.

Tim is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Bobbi (David) Ward of Brighton, Illinois; grandchildren, Austin Ward, Jordan Ward, Maycie Ward; great-
granddaughter, Layla Jo Ward; brothers, Chaplain Greg Stafford of Taylorville, Illinois, Bob (Jill) Ketcherside of Granite City, Illinois.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Stafford.

In celebration of Tim’s life, a visitation was held on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Greg
Stafford officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial followed at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Kendall Marie Shemwell, infant daughter of Melissa Marie Justice and Shannon Logan Shemwell of Granite City, was born
Mon. Sept. 3, 2018 at 9:36 a.m. and passed at 10:05 a.m. Mon. Sept. 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Clayton, MO.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers: Drake Logan Shemwell and Dallas Logan Shemwell of Granite City; a sister: Abigail Kathryn Justice
of Granite City; grandmothers: Lecia Justice and Cheryl Ann Kendall, both of Granite City; and aunts and uncles: Daniel Brandon (Tory) Shemwell of Wood
River, IL, Tiffany Renee Shemwell of Pontoon Beach, IL and David (Christina) Justice of Troy, IL.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Kenneth Justice and Daniel Bailey Shemwell.

Services will be at a later date.
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Charlotte M. “Sally” Sutton, nee Rhul, 70, of Granite City, IL, born May 14, 1948, in St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, September
2, 2018, in Maryville, IL.

Mrs. Sutton was a member of Christ Centered Community Church in Madison, IL, very active in her church, choir leader, loved to decorate, crafts, and all
around amazing woman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Wanda, nee Kramer, Rhul; and brother, Russell Herman.

Charlotte is survived by and will be missed her husband, Terry Sutton, whom she married July 28, 1984 at Wilson Park in Granite City, IL. They walked 34
years side by side. She is the love of Terry’s life, confidant, and affectionately known as “Sunshine Sally”; son, John (Kelly) Powers of Caseyville, IL;
daughters, Kimberly (Brad) Badgett of Granite City, IL, and Pamela Powers of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Kayle, Teresa, Dustin, Jordan, Melissa, Melanie,
Madelyn, Jason, Tommy, and Michael; great grandchild, Hunter; brother in laws, Charles Rumfelt of Georgia, David Foote of Imperial, MO, and James Miller
of High Hillsboro, MO; sister in law, Gloria Bolin of Pierron, IL; and other extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Christ Centered Community Church, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Memorial gathering will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Irwin Chapel 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL

Funeral: A celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held at on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Karen Morris
officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Mary Genevieve “Candy” Kawula, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018 at
The Fountains in Granite City.

She was born November 15, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Winterberger) Kanady.
She married Michael Kawula on June 1, 1946 at the Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and he passed away on December 20, 1970.

She retired from the Granite City School District #9 after many years of service as a secretary and had previously worked at Gliks Department Store. She had
also volunteered her time at Gateway Regional Medical Center with over 30 years of service. Mary was an active and dedicated member of Nameoki United
Methodist Church where she was a founding member and served as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed her days of bowling, playing cards and line
dancing with her “Wild Old Women” group. She 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, Patricia and Sheldon Buschel of Portland, Oregon; a sister, Pauline Wasiski of Collinsville; her loving
extended family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other family and special friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Paul Kawula and a brother, Lawrence Kanady.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Nameoki United Methodist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marion J. Stamps, 90, of Swansea, Illinois passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home.

He was born February 29, 1928 in Granite City, a son of the late Harry A. and Mary (Jolly) Stamps.

He married Betty L. (Toon) Stamps on June 15, 1947 in Mayfield, Kentucky and she passed away on September 21, 2010.

Marion owned and operated Stamps Sewer and Pipe Cleaning in Granite City, the family business which began in 1898, and also operated the AmericInn in
Caseyville.

He was a dedicated member of Gospel Assembly of Jerseyville and enjoyed being with family and friends, singing and traveling.

He is survived by his four children, Stephen M. (Dolly Wood) Stamps of Edwardsville, Brenda (Bill) Boyd of Swansea, Gregory (Cathy) Stamps of Eldorado
and Charlotte (Roy) Hinderliter of Swansea; five grandchildren, Kristine Stamps Miller, Joe “J.C.” Stamps, Jeffrey Stamps, Ian Stamps and Jon Hinderliter;
nineteen great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Marybelle (John) Hampsey of Belleville, Martha Hart of St. Louis and Lucretia (Jim)
Browning of Eldorado; three brothers, Richard (Susan) Stamps of Louisville, Kentucky, Dan Stamps of Eldorado and Bill Stamps of Dixon; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Frederick Stamps and Joseph Harry Stamps; six
brothers, Paul, Alfred, Tom, Phillip, Charles and Tim Stamps and one sister, Rose Marie Kurtek.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Clyde Shaw,
Rev. Steven Farmer and Rev. DeWayne Jolly officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to Gospel Assembly of Jerseyville or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marie E. Wille, 97 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Worden, Illinois.

Marie was born on March 6, 1921 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Mathias and Dorothea (Brinkoff) Buehrer. Marie was a homemaker and an
active member of St. John United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Quilters and the Hill Toppers. She was a 50 year member of the choir; a
member of St. John Women’s Guild and taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. Marie volunteered at Lake School and was known there as the
“Penny Lady” and enjoyed being the great pumpkin at Relleke Farms. Most of all Marie loved to spend time with her family and will be remembered for all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.

Marie is survived by and will be missed by her children; Kenneth L. (Donna) Wille of Hillsboro, Illinois, Lynn Joyce of Worden, Illinois; grandchildren, Kevin
(Jill) Wille, Brandon (Beth) Wille, Ann Clark, Jeff (Amanda) Joyce; great-grandchildren, Raymond Wille, Aaron Wille, Alex Wille, Kate Wille, Kendall Clark, Tyler
Clark, Christopher Clark, Jacob Joyce.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband; Raymond W. Wille, whom she married on July 16, 1941; her son-in-law, Harold
Joyce; sisters, Margaret (Henry) Podgorski, Doris (Russell Dean) McGovern; brother, Bill Buehrer.

In celebration of Marie’s life, visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor
Karla Frost officiating at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in
Granite City at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to Unity Hospice, St. John United Church of Christ or Prairietown Volunteer Fire Department.
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Roger Dale Fulton, 56, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 19, 1962 in Yuba City, California, a son of the late William Henry and Genevieve (Cruzon) Fulton.

He married Ora M. (Collins) Fulton on February 25, 1998 in Yuma, Arizona and she survives.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army and worked in construction for many years. He enjoyed his days of fishing and cherished his
grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ora Alicia Schaefer; son-in-law, Clifford Schaefer; grandchildren, Ryan Lee Dickman and Kaley
Ann Dickman; a son, Kevin Kanatzar; daughter-in-law, Laura Kanatzar; grandchildren, Christopher Riley Kanatzar and Sean Dylan Kanatzar; two sisters,
Louella Lowry of Stockton, California and Debbie Peryear of Midland, Texas; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Ralph W. Burton, 72, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis,
MO.

He was born on March 12, 1946 in Granite City, IL to William Burton and Elizabeth nee: Louden Lookiebill.

Ralph married Doris Lee on February 15, 1974 in Edwardsville, IL.

The loving husband, father and grandfather was a carman for the Norfolk-Southern Railroad for 10 years.

Besides his wife of 44 years, Ralph is survived by 3 daughters: Gayla Lockhart of Granite City, Gina (Terry) Millard of N.C. and Tonya (Dan) Clark of Maryville;
a son, Jeff (Kelly) Lockhart of Granite City; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a sister, Susan (Bill) Tyrrell of TX.

Besides his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by a brother, Don Burton and a sister, Diane Freeman.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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Eula Jean McKee, 87, of Granite City, IL died on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at her home.

She was born on May 3, 1931 in Marquand, MO to Claude and Nellie nee: Combs Lorance.

Eula married Raymond McKee in 1948 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death in 2011.

Eula was of the Baptist faith who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed cooking for her family.  Eula was a
salesperson for Avon for over 40 years where she acquired the distinction of being a member of the Presidents Club and Honor Society.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by a daughter, Judy (Michael) Colbert of Mitchell, IL and 3 sons: Danny (Connie) McKee of Pontoon Beach, IL,
Ronald McKee of St. Louis, MO, Dennis (Sherry) McKee of Granite City, IL; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Myers of Marquand, MO
and a daughter in law, Mary Fox of St. Louis, MO.

Besides her husband and parents, Eula is preceded in death by a son, Larry McKee and 4 brothers: Basil Lorance, Arlie Lorance, Gilbert Lorance and
Charles Lorance.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Whitener Cemetery in Marquand, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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Richard Frank Demaree, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

He was born June 14, 1932 in Granite City, the son of the late Spiro and Tresa (Seifert) Demaree.

He married the love of his life, Darlene (Potts) Demaree on October 1, 1955 in Mt. Vernon and she survives. Richard attended Granite City High School and
was a 1950 graduate. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served active duty in Guam, China and Korea until his honorable discharge
in 1954.

He was a journeyman mechanic working for Union Electric, The Army Corp of Engineers and Union Starch. He retired after many years of service in the
Facilities Management Department of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He was a member, representative and officer of the IBEW Local 399.

Richard was very proud to serve his country in the United States Navy Reserve and retired at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He enjoyed the outdoors and was
an avid duck hunter. 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 two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stephen Michael Demaree of Granite City and Richard G. and Carolyn
Demaree of Granite City; three grandchildren and spouses, Caitlin and William Dyer, Sarah and Bruce Cuffee and Alex Demaree; a great granddaughter,
Madison Dyer; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Larner; a nephew, Gregory Larner and a niece, Deborah S. Conway.


In celebration of Richard’s life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 9:00 a.
m. until time of memorial service at 10:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lorene (Laurentius) Klobe, 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sun. Aug. 26, 2018 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab in Granite
City. Lorene was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Old Appleton, MO and resided in Granite City for most of her life.

Lorene dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She worked for over 30 years at Glik’s Department Stores, retiring in her 70’s.  She loved to play
cards, crochet, and spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 1987. Also preceding her in death were her sons, Larry “Tommy”, Mike, and Rick Klobe; her brothers
and sister, Frank, Tony, William, and Stella (Walters) Laurentius; and her parents, Henry and Emma (Lee) Laurentius.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie (Pete) Mushill; granddaughters, Beth (Ben) Bozicevic and Kelly Mushill; grandsons, Kyle Klobe and USAF Tech Sgt.
Erik (Kaitlynn) Klobe; her special great-grandsons, Grayson and William Klobe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives in the Perryville, MO area.

Services will be private.
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Mark Anthony Recer, 64, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 8:26 a.m. Sat. Aug. 25, 2018 at his home while under
hospice care.

He was born July 7, 1954 in Granite City to Bonnie Geraldine (Bryant) Graham of Granite City and the late Fred Travis Recer.

On June 23, 1978, he and Sherri A. Downing were married in Venice, IL. She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Mark was a U.S Army veteran. He was a lifelong welder by trade as well as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son: Shane (Lisa) Recer; a daughter: Codi Siegel of Pontoon Beach; 4 grandchildren: Wyatt & Callie
Recer, Aberdeen Siegel and Weilyn Dyson; 2 brothers: Rudy (Barb) Recer of Litchfield, IL and Todd (Ann) Recer of St. Charles, MO; and nieces and
nephews: Travis, Will, Stacey, Benjamin, Patrick and Anna Recer and Amy Petrillo.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Tammy and Connie Recer.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Noon Tues. Aug. 28, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial with military honors will
follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Robert “Bob” L. Milankovic, age 78, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018, peacefully at his place of
business, doing what he loved, working on his vintage 1951 Chevy.

Bob was born on August 8, 1940 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Robert Milankovic and Eva (Hecimovich) Milankovic.

On March 2, 1963, Bob married Alice “Licia” Thomas, the love of his life at St. Josephs Church in Granite City, IL. Bob’s passion for cars began as a young
boy. He graduated from Ranken Tech and followed his passion by opening Bob’s Auto Body Shop in 1960. Soon after, this led to the transformation of his
business into Bob’s Auto Sales in 1965. Bob and Alice ran this successful business for over 55 years. Bob lived his life for his family and business. He was
a devoted family man, loved his home at the lake and cherished his time on the water boating with family and friends. Bob will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Cecelia Stajduhar; brother-in-law, Robbie Thomas; and close cousins, Matt and Lois
Baraba.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Licia Milankovic of Edwardsville, IL; loving daughters, Laura (Don C.) Wright of Edwardsville, IL and Cindy
(Ron Jr.) Grzywacz of Worden, IL; special niece, Helen Mance; faithful companion, Chance; dear sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, great-nephews, cousins, extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 and from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic
Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Marcella F. Epping, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on Chouteau Island in Granite City on March 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Otto A. and Elizabeth Willaredt.

She married Robert F. Epping on May 28, 1949 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and he passed away on May 7, 2013.

She was a devoted and faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ and enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles and word games. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert G. Epping of Granite City and David M. and Patti Epping of Bethalto; two grandsons, Scott Epping
of Bethalto and Ryan Epping of LaPorte, Indiana; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Otto C. and Vera Willaredt; mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Edward and Mary Epping and a brother-in-law, Edward A. Epping.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.
m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.
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John Randall Riggins, 65 of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

John was born on July 29, 1953 in Granite City, Illinois; the son of the late Charles “Bill” and Catherine “June” (Stark) Riggins. John attended Sacred Heart
Grade School and Granite City High School. He was a journeyman electrician who joined the IBEW local 309 in 1978. John was an electrician and had last
worked for JF Electric and was known as an expert craftsman. John was a member of the Edwardsville Gun Club, National Rifle Association, Madison
County Farm Bureau and the Oldsmobile Club of America. John enjoyed his days of fishing, hunting and tinkering in his barn. His greatest joy was spending
time with his grandson’s, Caleb and Lucas. John will be remembered for all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Natalie Riggins of Edwardsville, Illinois, Emilie Riggins of Edwardsville, Illinois; grandsons, Caleb
and Lucas Shaw of Edwardsville, Illinois; brother, Kevin Riggins of Edwardsville, Illinois; sisters, Catherine Evans of Glen Carbon, Illinois, MaryLou Davis of
Tamms, Illinois, Patricia Riggins of Edwardsville, Illinois; 8 nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews and many other close family members and
friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers; Charles Riggins, Paul “Joe” Riggins, William “Billy” Riggins; grandparents, Herman
and Myrtha (Weston) Riggins, William and Isabelle (Kobel) Stack; 1 niece and 1 nephew.

In celebration of John’s life, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor
Charles West officiating at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial
donations are suggested to the American Liver Foundation, American Cancer Society or to the National Rifle Association. Following the burial there will be a
luncheon at Doit’s Village Inn in Pontoon Beach at 4:00 p.m.
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Kathy A. Poston, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis,
MO.

Kathy was born on July 4, 1951 in Memphis, TN, a daughter of the late Robie G. Brasfield and Virginia (Brown) Brasfield.

On July 8, 1969, Kathy Brasfield married Danny Paul Poston, the love of her life at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Danny passed away on November 16, 2011. Kathy
worked 30 plus years for the Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in St. Louis, as an administrative assistant. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Kathy loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her
family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Steve Brasfield.

She is survived by her loving children, Beth (Brian) Sparks of Collinsville, IL and Robie (Dena) Poston of Grant Fork, IL; dear siblings, Marla (Terry) Brake and
Jim Brasfield; proud grandmother to Jourdan (Nick) Yovandich, Jaime Poston, Jacob Sparks, Ryan Poston and Macie Sparks; proud great-grandmother to
Elliot and Evelyn; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the funeral chapel, with Lt. Col. Dorene Jennings
officiating. Kathy will be laid to rest next to Danny at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel
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Orville Eugene Copeland Jr., 50, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. Aug. 23, 2018 in Granite City.

He was born Oct. 14, 1967 in Granite City to Orville Eugene and Della Rose (Leonard) Copeland Sr.

Orville worked in maintenance at Sunny Shores Park. He was a member of Restoration Church and enjoyed horseshoes, fishing and golf and had shot a
hole in one.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by 2 children: Marissa Copeland and Jonathan Trey Copeland of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Mariana Monterrosas
and Malachi Raper; and 3 sisters: Tammy Wilkinson and Melissa M. (Lenny) Young of Granite City and Katherine (Daniel) Volansky of Hazelwood, MO.

Memorials services will be held at a later date.
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Dorothy “Dottie” Bailey, 80 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Cambridge House in
Maryville, Illinois.

Dorothy was born on October 7, 1937 in Paulton, Illinois; the daughter of the late Horace and Jewell (Smith) Hastings. Dorothy had worked at the Granite City
K-Mart for 23 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City, Illinois and a member of AMVETS Post 204 Ladies Auxiliary
where she served as past state division president. Dorothy loved her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Debbie (Bob) Sander of Granite City, Illinois, Lori (Ron) Hackney of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida,
Sue Oliver-Rogers of Granite City, Illinois; brother, Gary (Robin) Hastings of Sunfield, Illinois; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Gordon Bailey; daughter, Glenda Drew; son-in-law, Bob Rogers; brother, Bob
Hastings.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:15 p.m. with Pastor Mark Powell officiating at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Marion,
Illinois. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Hospital.
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Erin Elizabeth Haddix, 35 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her home.

Erin was born on March 22, 1983 in Granite City. Erin was a Medical Technician for Gateway Regional Medical Center for 13 years. She was a member of the
Girl Scouts and Job’s Daughters and in her free time she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends. Erin will be remembered for her
love of animals and her family and all the special times they shared together.

Erin is survived by and will be missed by her dad; Larry (Bobbi) Haddix of Marion, Illinois; brother, Matthew Haddix of Granite City, Illinois; sister, Lea (Jimmy)
Watkins of Caseyville, Illinois; step-brothers, Tim (Misty) Melton of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Jeff Melton of Granite City, Illinois, Chris (Ellen) Milton of Maryville,
Illinois; step-sister, Julie (Raymond) Rapp of Seattle, Washington.

Erin was preceded in death by her mom; Cynthia (Huelskoetter) Milton and by a step-sister, Francis Milton.

In celebration of Erin’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Kent
Schuette officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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Ruby Marie Kenley, age 85, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

Marie was born on October 8, 1932 in Etowah, AR, a daughter of the late Ralph Richardson and Elsie (McDonald) Richardson.

On May 10, 1952, Marie Richardson married Floyd M. Kenley, the love of her life in Pocahontas, AR. Marie retired from the payroll department at American
Steel in Granite City after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and planting flowers. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family. Marie 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.

Marie is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-six years, Floyd Kenley of Pontoon Beach, IL; loving daughter, Pam (Keith) Colp of Pontoon Beach, IL; dear
brother, Chester (Agnes) Richardson of Steele, MO; proud grandmother to Kevin (Felicia) Colp of Mitchell, IL and Stacey (Andy) Unfried of Maryville, IL; proud
great-grandmother to Gavin Colp, Deakon Colp, Allyona Unfried and Addylia Unfried; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel, with Pastor Charles West officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Floyd “Red” V. Williams Jr., 94 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center
in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Floyd was born on July 30, 1924 in Granite City, Illinois the son of the late Floyd V. and Florence (Minton) Williams Sr. He outlived his brother Farlin Morris
Williams.

Red worked in logistics at Granite City Army Depot and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII earning the rank of Sergeant. After
the Granite City Army Depot closed, Red went on to work at Washington University’s ROTC program. He enjoyed spending his time woodworking, making
stainless glass and flying.

Red is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Betty (Barnes) Williams, whom he married on July 15, 1947; nephews Robert Williams of South Carolina,
Terry Barnes of Missouri, Scott Williams of Georgia; nieces Phyllis Barnes of California, Patricia (Barnes) and husband David Tozier of Arizona, Shirley
(Thomason) Guffey of Illinois; great nieces Rochelle (Darren) Henderson of Illinois, Kennedy Barnes of Missouri, Tracy Still of Oregon; great nephews Jeff
Williams of South Carolina, Logan Barnes and Landon Barnes of Missouri and cousins Verna Price, Laurie (Price) Soto, Wilma and Laverne Flanagan of
Granite City, Illinois.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with full military rites at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A
private burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Reidyth “Reedi” D. Daech, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center,

Granite City, IL. Reedi was born on February 1, 1945, in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Arthur Mathenia and Elsie (Vaughn) Mathenia.

Reedi was a faithful member of Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach, IL, and on February 14, 1998, Reedi married Edward Walter Daech at the
church and Edward passed away on October 17, 2016. She was also a former member of Tri-City Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. She was a life long
musician and she enjoyed playing the organ at church. Reedi retired as an executive secretary from Accenture in St. Louis, MO. Her greatest joy was going to
church to serve the Lord and spending time with her family. Reedi 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 sons, Drew (Angel) Johnson of Granite City, IL and Edward (Tammy) Daech of Nashville, TN; dear brother, Keith (JoAnn)
Mathenia of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Riley Johnson, Annabel Johnson, Noah Daech and Tabitha Daech; niece, Paula (Kenneth) Wilson of
Granite City, IL; nephew, Keith (Lisa) Mathenia of Alton, IL; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018 and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Tri-City
Assembly of God, 3400 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church, with Pastor Roy Boyer and Pastor Barry Shepherd officiating.
Reedi will be laid to rest next to Edward at Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
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Jerry D. Yeley Sr., 71 of Granite City passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Springfield, IL surrounded by his family.

He was born December 24, 1946 to Huie Lonzeo and Archie (nee; Wilson) Yeley in Rocky Mount, NC.

Jerry owned and operated J.L. Sterling trucking and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Shelbina, MO.

He is survived by four sons, Jerry D. Yeley Jr. of Springfield, Robert Yeley of Springfield, Joe (Desirea) Yeley of Springfield and Hershel (Michelle) Yeley of
Granite City; 6 grandchildren; brother, Leo (Grace) Yeley of Mansfield, MO and two sisters, Geneva Marler of Honeywell, MO and Phyllis Johnson of Desoto,
MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Gus, James, Henry Vernon, Cleo and Elijah Yeley and four sisters, Christine Carlite, Doris Yeley,
Bertha Yeley and an infant sister.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Jay Matthew Henry, 37, of Granite City, IL, passed away Mon. Aug. 20, 2018 in Granite City.

He was born Feb. 23, 1981 in Granite City to Joel Edward Henry and Gladys M. (Okai) Henry, both of Granite City.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by 2 brothers: Thomas (Jamie) Henry of Granite City and Brian (Julia) Henry of Kirkwood, MO; and 3 nieces.

Services are private.
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Kenneth Leroy Weaver Sr. 85, of Swansea and formerly of Granite City and Maryville, IL passed away Sunday, August 19,
2018 at Belleville Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1933 in Mountain View, MO. He married Vera “Faye” (nee: Herring) Wallace August 31, 1991 in Pontoon Beach; she preceded him in
death January 19, 2015.

Kenneth was retired from Union Electric where he started on the Turbine Crew; he later went back to school and retired as a Chem Tester. He was an avid
musician. He played on The Grand Ole Opry and played and recorded with The Chapellaires, Slim and Zella Mae Cox and The Sunshine Gospel Singers
and Heartfelt. Not only did he enjoy playing he also built and refurbished steel guitars. In his free time he enjoyed wood working, photography and
computers.

He is survived by two daughters, Kay (Greg) Wilson of St. Louis and Janet (Joe) Vaughn of Granite City; three sons, Jerry (Tiffany) Weaver of Fairview
Heights, Michael Weaver of Carlinville and Kenneth Wallace of Wood River; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Clark Orchard of
Mountain View, MO and a sister, Ella Margaret Orchard of Mountain View, MO.

Also, preceding him in death was his father, Fred Weaver; mother, Sybil Juanita (nee; Cochran) Orchard; two sons Kenneth L. Weaver Jr. and Rick L.
Weaver; two brothers, Jessie and Jimmy Orchard and a sister Ruby Smith.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Wojstrom funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held 10 a.m.
Thursday. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Edwardsville.
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Jacqueline Salerno, 79, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois and formerly of Long Island, New York passed away at 4:09 p.m. on
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at her home.

She was born and raised in the Manchester, England area. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Kingsley and Florence (Locke) Stockton and her beloved husband, Robert Salerno whom passed away on
February 16, 2011.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Alexandra and Epi Arias; twin grandsons, Robert John and Eric John Arias; four great grandchildren,
Anastasia, Aprentis, Isabella and Nora; a sister, Rosemary; brother, Michael; two brothers-in-law, Dennis and Bruce Salerno; other extended family and
friends.

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Barnes Jewish Leukemia Foundation.
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Clarence Austell “Jack” Dempsey Jr., 83, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at
Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

He was born December 24, 1934 in Jackson, Mississippi, a son of the late Clarence Austell and Emma Ellen (Byrum) Dempsey Jr. He married Donna
(Hooker) Dempsey on February 19, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives.

Since 1955, he was an owner and operator of Dempsey Adams Auto Body and Granite City Glass and Fence Company. Jack had served the United States
for six years with the Missouri Army National Guard. He was a dedicated member of Masonic Triple Lodge # 835 in Granite City and a member of the
Scottish Rite Bodies of Southern Illinois where he had served as a Most Wise Master, Commander in Chief, President of the Board and had received 33rd
Degree from the Scottish Rite Supreme Council. Also, a member of Ainad Shriner’s, serving 14 years as a Line Officer and his last year as Potentate for
Southern Illinois and served nine years as an officer and board member of Shriner’s Hospital for Children. He also was a member of York Rite serving the
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Most Sovereign of Saint Edward and Conclave of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine. He served as a Patron of New
Hope Chapter of Eastern Star, Dad of Granite City Chapter of Demolay, White Cross of Honor, Royal Order of Jesters, member of Kentucky Colonels,
member of Hospice Board in Granite City, President of Granite City Chamber of Commerce, member of Granite City Rotary with 23 years of perfect
attendance, member of Solid Granite, Treasurer of TriCity Shrine Club, member of St. Louis Area CarStar and member of St. Louis Auto Leasing Association.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Rob Waymire of Edwardsville; a son, Jack Allen Dempsey of St. Louis;
eight grandchildren and spouses, Ethan Waymire, Braden Waymire, Brandon and Adrian Dempsey and Jenna and Doug Mayo, Colleen Dempsey, Kyle
Dempsey, Gwendolyn Dempsey and Garrett Dempsey; six great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Johnny Brown, Alma Hindman, Ray Brown, Charles Brown and Tommy
Brown.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until time
of Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. followed by Jester’s service at 7:13 p.m. with celebration of his life at 7:30 p.m. with longtime friend, Irv Slate officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kathryn Marie Buchek, 68, of Granite City died on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on October 4, 1949 in Granite City, IL to Albert H. and Mary E. nee: Holmes Baker.

Kathryn attended church regularly and enjoyed playing games on her iPad. She liked to have coffee with her friends and she loved animals, especially her
dog Honey. Kathryn worked at cleaning offices at the NGA in St. Louis, MO.

The loving mother is survived by 2 sons: Kevin Buchek and Derrick Buchek, both of Granite City, IL.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Richard W. Buchek.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Ruth Elizabeth Holman, 87, of Granite City passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Eden Retirement Center in Edwardsville.

She was born December 10, 1930 in Granite City to Elza Van and Anna Belle (nee: Houston) Holman. She worked at Beneficial Finance and Gibbol’s
Costume Shop before retiring. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City and the Women’s Guild.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Donald Holman and sister, Lilian Mary “Tootie” Brokaw.

She is survived by and was the proud aunt of 11 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements pending
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Doyle Tepfer, 77, of Granite City passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab.  

He was born February 24, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to Walter and Mary (nee: Stumpf) Tepfer.  He married Joanne Kolhage in 1958 in Collinsville.  In his free
time he enjoyed fishing with his friends out at Horseshoe Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne Tepfer of Granite City; two sons, Nick (Jenny) Tepfer of Granite City and Doug Tepfer of Granite City; grandson,
Kyle and great granddaughter, Rose.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Alicia.
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Samuel T. Smith, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Thurs. Aug. 16, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

He was born Dec. 1, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to the late Clifton and Juanita Smith.

On June 3, 1991, he and Mary J. Kelly were married in Las Vegas, NV. She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Smith was a union millwright with Local #1899 and retired from U.S. Steel after 41 years of service. He and his wife were members of AmVets Post #204
and Eagles Aerie #1126.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Brad and Brian Smith of Union, MO; 2 brothers: Bill Smith of Marine, IL and Rick (Kathy) Smith of Granite City;
and many nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a memorial service at the AmVets #204 at a later date.

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Jean Norma McDaniel, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 16, 2018, with her loving
family by her side. Jean was born on April 28, 1929 in Fredericktown, MO, a daughter of the late Ernie and Grace Parrott.

Jean retired in 1981 from Bussman Fuse in St. Louis, MO; after seventeen years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Eastern Star and she
enjoyed attending their events and meetings. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Jean loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of
all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to he parents, Jean was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Rev. Merl R. McDaniel Sr.; two sons, Merl “Sparky” McDaniel Jr. and Kenneth
Wayne McDaniel; one sister, Hilda Smith; brother, Melvin Parrott; and by her longtime companion, Pete Breeden.

Jean is survived by her loving son, Lindy McDaniel of Chicago, IL; dear sister, Nettie Underwood of Texas; proud grandmother to Tory Lynn Shemwell of
Wood River, IL; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Jean will be laid to rest next to Merl at Knoblick Cemetery in Knoblick, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Kenneth Todd “K Dogg” Johnson, 57, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:18 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born August 9, 1961 in St. Louis, a son of the late Leon L. and Shirley M. (Rinehart) Johnson.

He had worked in the furniture industry for over 40 years and had owned and operated K&L Furniture in Madison for over 28 years.

He was a proud supporter of his community helping many organizations throughout the years. He had a love for muscle cars and antique toys and was
always telling a good joke. He cherished his dogs, Bentley and Lucy and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and
friends

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LeDonna (Hunter) Johnson and a brother, Danny Stolle.

He is survived by his significant other of five years, Kim Keough of Madison; two grandchildren, Crystin Smay and Caydee Smay; three sisters, Karen
Johnson of Granite City, Cheryl Lynn Thompson of Madison and Carolyn Mae Rehmus of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Laura Johnson
of Granite City; many cousins; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend Adam Hahs officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ann Marie Ribbing, 47, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away unexpectedly Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 at her home.

She was born Sept. 28, 1970 in Granite City, IL to Audrey (Niebeling) Ribbing of Pontoon Beach and the late Marvin Vincent Ribbing.

Ann had worked for A.G. Edwards as a secretary in the I.T. Department and later for Sprint in Kansas City, KS as a Project Manager. She was an avid
Cardinal’s fan and loved to play cards and crochet, giving many afghans to her family and friends.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her daughter: Abigail Sue Ribbing and Abigail’s father, Scott Luckey of Olathe, KS; a brother: Michael (Lisa)
Ribbing of Fargo, ND; 2 sisters: Katherine (Don) Chausse of Red Bud, IL; and Kristin (David Callis) Ribbing of O’Fallon, MO; nieces: Mary Frances Ribbing,
Shannon and Becca Chausse; step-nieces: Jillian Wurth and Jessa Callis; step-nephew: Lane Callis; and her beloved cats: Joey & Gracie.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents: Joe & Esther Ribbing; Gladys (Claire) Renfrew and Edgar Niebeling; godmother and aunt:
Mary Sue Ribbing; her namesake and aunt: Ann Marie Renfrew; and aunt: Faye Lloyd.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 16, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with her
brother, Michael Ribbing officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Borup, MN.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Michael Wayne Pacheco, 59, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 8:50 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his home.

He was born May 3, 1959 in Walsenburg, CO to Bernice (nee: Martinez) Thiessen and the late Moses Pacheco.

Michael is survived by his wife: Machelle (nee: Dunmyer) Pacheco of Greeley, CO; mother: Bernice (nee: Martinez) Thiessen of Granite City, IL; five children:
Ames, Michael, Ambrosha, Gerald Angelo and William Gabrial; brother: Johnny Pacheco of Denver, CO; three sisters: Christene (Robert) Rodriguez of El
Paso, TX, Barbara Trujillo and Phil of Wheat Ridge, CO and Juana (Brook) Marion of Granite City, IL and his girlfriend Sherry of Granite City, IL.

Besides his father: Moses Pacheco he was preceded in death by a son: Moses Pacheco, brother: Leo Pacheco and step-brother: Gerald Pacheco.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
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Everett Hays Jr. known to his family as Junior, 72, of Troy, IL formerly of Pontoon Beach passed away, Wednesday, August
15, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  

He was born November 30, 1945 in Sikeston, MO to Everett Hays Sr. and Nola (nee: Hampton) Hays.

He married Ellie Imogene Justice, September 29, 1972 in Granite City; she preceded him in death November 9, 2011. Mr. Hays was a long time member of
Christ Gospel Church in Granite City.  He retired after 40 years as a tire salesman.  He was a huge fan of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.

He is survived by two daughters, Belinda (Kevin) Boatwright of Mitchell; Cassie (Joe) Laboray of Jeffersonville, IN; five sons, Curtis and Crystal Clark of
Granite City, Richard Hays of Sikeston, MO, Don (Kimberly) Hays of Maryville, Kenneth (Felicia) Hays of Jeffersonville, IN and Derick (Jennifer) Hays of
Edwardsville; fifteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Mike Hays of Myrtle Beach, SC and Stephen Hays of Sikeston, MO and a sister, Mary
Jane Stroud of Sikeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Dennis Hays and sister, Shirley Dixon.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City with the
Rev. Richard Stiles officiating
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Dorothy T. Vaughn, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Freeburg Care Center,
Freeburg, IL. Dorothy was born on April 14, 1922 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Bill and Dorothy Rittberger.

Dorothy was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. On February 23, 1971, Dorothy married Edward L. Vaughn in Granite City,
IL, and Edward passed away on September 17, 2003. Dorothy worked at the Madison County Tax Assessors office for many years. She enjoyed swing
dancing, singing and playing the piano. She was also a member and played the piano in Ruthie’s Ragtime Band. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family and friends. 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 and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Rittberger.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, John and Pam McCord of Maryville, IL; proud grandmother to John Paul McCord of California;
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery,
Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Rudolph John “Rudy” Diak, 88, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday,
August 14, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born December 8, 1929 in Granite City, a son of the late Andrew and Helen (Kontros) Diak.

He married Josephine Suzanne “Josie” (Papp) Diak on April 19, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired as a Master Staff Sergeant in 1989 after 26 years of dedicated law enforcement service with the Illinois State Police.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country traveling to entertain the troops as an athlete playing baseball, softball, football and boxing. He
was a dedicated and faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City where he served as an elder. He was a member of the Illinois Police
Association, AMVETS Post #204 in Madison, Granite City Sports Hall of Fame and the American Legion Baseball State Champions. He loved playing all
sports throughout his life, bowled on many leagues and played cards at the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time at his
Lake of the Ozarks home with family and friends and cherished his days of fishing and boating.

In addition to his beloved wife of 66 years, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Christie and Terry Conard of Collinsville and Esther and Michael
Green of Worden; a son, Rudy Diak Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Norma Diak of Granite City, Esther Devine of Maryville and Mary Ann Cowan of
Ft. Meyers, Florida; many cousins; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Donahue, Ann Morris and Helen Boshkoff and seven brothers, Steve, Joe, Andy,
Frank, Leonard, George and Albert Diak.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at St. John Lutheran Church, 2001 St. Clair Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Bill Hale officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Scott Wayne Ward, 54, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Barnes Hospital in
St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born March 16, 1964 in Granite City. He had worked 15 years as a laborer at Olin Brass in East Alton.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of hunting, fishing and camping. Scott gave his heart to Jesus as a young boy at Suburban Baptist Church and
was a believer in Jesus. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He married the love of his life, Michelle L. (Kientzle) Ward on March 22, 1996 in Edwardsville and she survives.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Beth and Phil (Wilburn) Kindle of Granite City; father and stepmother, Ronald and
Lynn Ward of Marion; children and spouses, Melanie and Ryan Slaton of Trenton, Elizabeth and David Grant of Granite City, Jason and Sara Wimberly of
Virginia and Michelle Robinson of Virginia; grandchildren, Emily May, Evan, Isabel, Jason Jr., Summer and Wilder; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and
Phuong Ward of Vietnam; sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Anthony Auger of St. Louis; step-sisters and spouses, Debra and Kip Schoenborn of
Colorado, Connie Kindle of Collinsville and Cindy and Steve Zacha of Marion; step-brother and spouse, David and Tamara Burch of Georgia; special
cousins, Rick Wilburn, Greg Wilburn, Rayburn Killion, Chuck Killion, Eric Killion, David Killion, Karen Johnson and Denise Liebel; and other special cousins;
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle, Carl Wayne Ward.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
and will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jarad Corzine
officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund at Washington University Division of Oncology, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or
to the Ward Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Wilma J. McQuinney, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Rosewood Care
Center in Alton.

She was born September 16, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late George and Minnie (Schillinger) Pike. She married Kenneth L. McQuinney on June
15, 1945 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and he passed away on April 28, 2007. Wilma was a dedicated and loving homemaker whom
cherished her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was a member of the Women’s Guild
and had served many years as a Girl Scout leader. She 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, Lois and Walter Schmidt of Granite City; two grandchildren, Kevin Schmidt and Kelly Hassell of Granite City; five great
grandchildren, Jordan Slay, Jaelyn Brown, Jeffery Brown, Jace Brown and Ethan Alexander; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition
to Wilma’s parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Pike Jr.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
at the funeral home with Rich Alexander officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Frank John Orris Jr., 87 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center in Granite City.

Frank was born on February 13, 1931 in Granite City; the son of the late Frank J. and Catherine (Sabo) Orris Sr. Frank was a logistics manager for the United
States Army Troop Support Readiness Command. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was an active member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City. Frank was a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge # 1063, where he received the “Elk of the Year” award; was a member of
the Granite City Knights of Columbus Council # 1098; St. Mary’s Boosters and the St. Elizabeth Men’s Club. Frank was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and
the family is requesting all visitors and friends to wear their Cardinals gear or wear red when attending his visitation and funeral. Most of all Frank loved his
family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Frank is survived by and will be missed by his children; Frank J. (Patty) Orris III of Granite City, IL, Deanna (Fred) Porterfield of Overland Park, KS;
grandchildren, Benjamin (Sara) Orris, Stacy Orris, Lauren (Andrew) Heim, Allison (Daniel) Ramsey; great-granddaughter, Sophie Orris; sister Kathy Dohnal
and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife; Barbara (Planitz) Orris and his brother-in-law, Edward Dohnal.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Zachary Edgar
officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer
Society or Cardinals Care.
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Marcia Kay Reed, 57, of Highland, IL, passed away at 6:56 p.m. Wed. Aug. 8, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

She was born June 28, 1961 in St. Louis, MO to Jean Edwina (Tharp) Thompson of Granite City, IL and the late Roy Thompson.

She and Johnathan Mark Reed were married Aug. 8, 1992 in Granite City. He survives in Highland.

Marcia had been in childcare for roughly the last 40 years, serving as the Director for the Belleville Area College daycare in Granite City and was currently
working for BJC Children’s Hospital daycare for the last 20+ years. She was an active member of Trinity UMC in Granite City and loved caring for children.  
She was also an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family and going on cruises with her husband.  Together, they had planned an Alaskan
cruise. She loved dolphins and especially her dogs.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law: Richard & Lisa Thompson; a sister and brother-in-law: Jackie & Ed
Garey; her father-in-law: Jack W. Reed of Mitchell, IL; a brother-in-law: Charles M. Reed of Granite City; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Besides her father she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law: Marlyse Reed; a sister-in-law: Jacqueline Reed; and her step-mother: Ruby Thompson

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 4:00 p.m. Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church,
2524 E. 25th St., Granite City.  Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to T.W.I.G.S. at Trinity UMC.
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Lois Ann Langford, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her home with her loving family
by her side.

Lois was born on May 19, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late James Rehmus and Helen (Gallagher) Rehmus.

On March 17, 1991, Lois married Ronnie Langford Sr., the love of her life. Lois worked as an operations director for United 4 Children in St. Louis, MO, for
many years. She enjoyed swimming in the pool, playing volleyball, backyard cookouts and her annual trips with her Nestle girlfriends. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family, whom she adored. Lois 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, Lois was preceded in death by a son, Mark J. Langford; sister, Cathy Skaggs, brothers, Michael and Joseph Rehmus; and by her
beloved pets, Sable, Taz and Eboni.

She is survived by her devoted husband of twenty-seven years, Ronnie Langford Sr. of Granite City, IL; loving children, Kimberly Yates of Granite City, IL,
Jeffrey (Angela) Langford of Granite City, IL, Dawn (Ben) Modica of Chicago, IL and Ronnie (Gabby) Langford Jr. of St. Louis, MO; daughter-in-law, Angela
Langford of St. Louis, MO; bonus daughter, Tammy Langford of St. Louis, MO; brother, Richard Rehmus of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to seventeen
grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; beloved pets, Eli and Bailey; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 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 Wednesday, with Andrew O’Shia, Christopher O’Shia, Ronnie Langford, Joshua
Langford and Jake Page officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to United 4 Children. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Joan Carol Bloodworth, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:06 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home.

She was born December 8, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Ellman) Kahren.

She married Joseph A. Bloodworth on April 2, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri and he survives.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished raising her family and caring for others throughout her life.

In addition to her beloved husband of 44 years, she is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Lake of Granite City and John and Shirley Lake of
Granite City; son-in-law, Jeff Skinner of Colorado; daughter-in-law, Sharon Bloodworth of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Allen Bloodworth; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth Marie (Lake) Skinner and
Vanessa (Lake) and Rick Cox; three brothers, Frank Kahren, William Kahren and Fred Kahren and two sisters, Elizabeth Pastorelli and Marianne Weishaupt.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.
until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Chicago at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Helen Louise Powderly age 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Highland, IL.

Helen was born on September 27, 1925 in Ulman, MO, a daughter of the late Aster Myers and Cleo (Abbett) Malmberg.

Helen retired from the Army Depot in Granite City, IL, where she worked as a secretary for Automated Logistics Management Systems Agency. Her greatest
joy was spending time with her family and friends. Helen 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, Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Eads Douglas; second husband, David Allen Powderly; one son,
Charles Douglas and by one brother, Robert Myers.

She is survived by her loving children, Jeanne (Tom) Butkovich of Lake Ozark, MO and Bart (Patricia) Douglas of Pocahontas, IL; dear brother, Virgil
Malmberg of Chesterfield, MO; proud grandmother to six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 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. Helen will be laid to rest at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Edward G. Franko, 88, of South Roxana died on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born on February 26, 1930 in Granite City, IL to Joseph and Mary nee: Levick Franko.

The U.S. Army veteran served in the Korean War. He was a professional mechanic for several years and he enjoyed midget car racing, mowing grass and
helping people.

The loving father and grandfather is survived by a daughter, Sheri (Gil) Creekmore of Alton, IL; 2 sons: Larry (Cheryl) Franko of Galveston, IN and Bret
(Jennifer) (Franko) Fox of Granite City, IL; 10 grandchildren: Brandy Stonecipher, Bryan Slover, Jeff Creekmore, Melissa Batchelor, Angela Addison, Desiree
Molnar, Dakota Snead, Katie Reichard, Trevor Fox and Jeremy Franko; 14 great grandchildren: Kristin Danielewicz, Nicole Stonecipher, Hanah Batchelor,
Hayden Batchelor, Camden Winter, Kayleigh Molnar, Loghan Molnar, Caiden Snead, Avary Snead, Lily Jones, Carter Jones, Vincent Franko, Donovan Franko
and Victoria “Tori” Franko. Also surviving is a great-great grandchild, Emileigh Sherill and a sister, Eleanor Vaught of Bunker Hill, IL.

Besides his parents, Edward is preceded in death by a son, Danny Franko; 3 brothers: Joseph, James and Robert Franko and a sister, Agnes Kantner.

Edward will be missed by his nieces , nephews, other family members and many friends.

It was Edward’s request that family and friends do some lawn care in his memory for someone in need and to support their local racing facility.

It was his request the he should be cremated with no services
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Alice Marie Novosel, 86 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Alice was born on June 9, 1931 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Albert and Winnie (McGhie) Unverzagt. Alice was an accountant for IBM and a
member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. In her free time, Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be remembered for
all the special times they shared together.

Alice is survived by and will be missed by her sisters; Darlene Macko of Granite City, Illinois, Mary Lou Connor of Pekin, Illinois; special nephews, Steven
Gibe of Collinsville, Illinois, Jeff Macko of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Mike Macko of Chicago, Illinois and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband; Anthony Novosel and her brother, Charles N. “Doc” Unverzagt.

In celebration of Alice’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Joseph
Havrilka officiating at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Jewell “Pauline” Smith, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home with her loving
family by her side.

Pauline was born on November 3, 1927 in Clifty, AR, a daughter of the late Harley White and Nancy (Ames) White.

On June 26, 1960, Pauline married Wallace “Jack” Smith, the love of her life, and Jack passed away on October 6, 2017. Pauline was a proud homemaker
who loved taking care of her family. She also worked in the upholstery shop for Artistic Furniture for many years. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball
fan and she enjoyed going to the games and watching them play on tv. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Pauline loved
life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by one son, Darrell Allen; son-in-law, James Whistler; sisters, Cora Calico, Annie
Pinkley, Nora Clements and Velma Johnson; brothers, Ralph White, Joe White and Albert White.

Pauline is survived by her loving children, Joyce Whistler, Barbara Stamps, Danny Allen, Melvin R. Allen, Christopher (Joyce) Smith, Erick Smith, Dottie (Rick)
Stephens, Dewayne Smith and Dwight (Beth) Smith; proud grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

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

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating. Pauline will be laid to rest next to Jack at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Brittney Payne, 34, of Madison passed away Tuesday July 31, 2018. She was born August 23, 1983 in Spokane, WA.   

Brittney was a kind hearted person who enjoyed country music and drawing.

She is survived by spouse, Jason Mowery; father, Ronnie Payne; two brothers, Blaine Payne and Christopher Nation; sisters; Lisa Hughes and Krystina
Nation and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her mother, Cynthia (nee: Stratton) Nation and brother, Bryton Payne.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Memorials can be made in care of the funeral home.
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Ronald G. Pointer, 55 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Mernard, Illinois.

Ronald was born on December 21, 1962 in Granite City, Illinois. Ronald was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he was a member of the Holy
Family Men’s Club and was a member of the Tri City Knights of Columbus. Ronald was a construction laborer for Merlin Stelzer Services in St. Louis where
he worked on numerous construction projects throughout the metro region. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and will be remembered for
his kind heart and the special times they shared together.

Ronald is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Susan (Saller) Pointer, whom he married on October 10, 1998; his children, Bryan Pointer of Granite
City, Agnes Pointer of Granite City, Edith Pointer of Granite City; mom, Winnie (Williams) Pointer of Granite City; brothers, Larry Pointer of Granite City, Bob
Pointer of Granite City; mother-in-law Clara Saller of St. Louis; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and many other close family members
and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his dad; Kenneth Pointer and his father-in-law, Paul Saller.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Ronald’s life,
services will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Joseph Havrilka
officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Fr. McGivney Catholic High School or Holy
Family Catholic Church.
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David M. Schildman II, 34 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital.

David was born on February 15, 1984 in Maryville, Illinois; the son of the late David M. and Cynthia (Evans) Schildman. David enjoyed long car ride
adventures with his family and never missed an opportunity to be outside fishing and hunting. Most of all David loved his family and will be remembered for
his kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

David is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Elizabeth (Robert) Wimberly of Granite City, Illinois; aunt, Kathleen Schildman of Granite City, Illinois;
niece, Megan Humphreys; great-nieces, Rylan Jager, Dylan Jager; nephews, Joshue-Lee Jager, Cody Humphreys, Collin Humphreys and many other close
family members and friends.

In celebration of David’s life, visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Lenny Johnson
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial
donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
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Boyd Steven Davis, 65, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City.

He was born December 12, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to Boyd Ulysses and Rita Arlene (nee: Cox) Davis. He married Barbara Bonvicino June 27, 2003 in
Edwardsville. When Boyd was younger he ran marathons in his later years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching baseball

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis; son, Steven Wayne Davis; step children, Traci Britt, Carol Mueller and Albert Overton; grandchildren, Samantha
Wilson, Jessica Mueller, Shelby Mueller, Olivia Britt, Ella Davis and Nicholas Britt.

He was preceded in death by parents; sister, Diana Lindsey and step daughter, Terri June Overton.
Cremation services entrusted Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  
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Sandra Kay Hahn, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:02 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Barnes Hospital in
St. Louis.

She was born February 10, 1949 in Chester, Illinois, a daughter of the late Kenneth Magary and Ethel (Kranz) Magary of Edwardsville.

She retired from O.H.L. Warehouse in Edwardsville after several years of service in housekeeping and had worked many years as a waitress at Bob Evans
Restaurant in Collinsville. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City where she enjoyed Bible studies and was
active with the bell choir. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends and cherished her dog, Rollie.

In addition to her beloved mother, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Eric Zeugin of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, John and
Julie Hahn of Granite City; grandchildren, Jeffrey Thomason of Trenton,
Zach Hahn of Granite City and Breanna Reno of Granite City;
a great granddaughter, Lilith Reno; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son,
Michael Hahn and her special friend, Howard.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash in Granite City on Monday, August 6, 2018 from
9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church.
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Vincent Lige Gaddy, Sr, 63, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on November 15, 1954 in Granite City, IL to the late Russell and Helen nee: Partyka Gaddy.

Vincent married Georgianne Lane and she preceded him in death in 2013.

The loving father and grandfather retired from the gas department of Ameren IL after over 30 years of service. He enjoyed old cars, especially hot rods.

Vincent is survived by a daughter, Tanya Gaddy of Granite City; 2 sons: Ryan Gaddy of Granite City and Vincent (Kayla) Gaddy of Worden, IL; 2 grandchildren:
Devin Gaddy and Zeke Gaddy; a brother, Russell (Marty) Gaddy of Granite City and a sister, Phyllis Smith of Granite City.

Besides his wife and parents, Vincent is preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Gaddy and 2 brothers: David Gaddy and Jimmy Gaddy.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Granite City APA.
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Russell S. Herman, 72, of Granite City, IL died on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.

He was born December 10, 1945 in St. Louis, MO to Harold H. Herman and Wanda (nee: Karmer) Powers.

His dogs; Lulu and Meeka were very special to him and fishing, hunting and bowling were a few of the other things he loved to do.

Although Russell never married he and Linda Grotz of Granite City, IL were companions for 43 years and he considered her son: Jody (Sara) Grotz of Granite
City, IL and grandson; Skyler Grotz as his own. He is also survived by his sister: Charlotte (Terry) Sutton of Granite City, IL.

He is preceded in death by both parents.

Visitation will be Friday. August 3, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, IL, with Pastor
Terry Sutton officiating.
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Joseph Anthony Sumner, 56, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born July 13, 1962 in St. Louis, MO. Joseph previously had been employed thru MasterCard, as a Microsoft administrator. He had lots of friends; he
enjoyed spending time with them, as well as building computers and playing music. Besides being tech savvy he was a musician, he played the drums and
had his own recording studio.

He is survived by his mother, Rosalie (nee; Centerino) Sumner of Granite City; daughter, Joelle Sumner of Troy, IL; son, Joshua Sumner of Worden, IL;
grandson, Brenden Radford; two brothers, David C. (Debra) Sumner of FL and Michael A. (Wanda) Sumner of Fairview Heights and a sister, Theresa
(Chuck) Hansen of Largo, FL and many aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Sumner.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City with Rev. Alan
Beuster officiating.
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Norman “Bud” Jackson, 81 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Cedar Hearst in
Edwardsville, Illinois.

Norman was born on October 14, 1936 in Cobden, Illinois; the son of the late Fred and Minnie (Smoot) Jackson. Norman was a retired road supervisor for
the Madison County Transit System and had attended Grace Point Church in Granite City. Norman’s greatest love was his family and never missed an
opportunity to spend time together. Norman will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together. He is survived by
and will be missed by his daughter; Connie (Tom) Phillips of Granite City; grandchildren, Joi (David) Svezia, Clint Phillips, Shane Phillips; great-
grandchildren, Theron Svezia, Townes Svezia, Hunter Phillips and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many other close family members and friends. In
addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his wife; Sharon L. (Braggs) Jackson, whom he married on August 23, 1955 and who passed
away on June 21, 2018; his brothers, Clarence, Raymond, Eugene; sisters, Lucille, Elva, Louise. In celebration of Norman’s life, visitation will be held on
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will be at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Charles (Chuck) Oren Feltmeyer age 69 of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family
on July 22, 2018 at 3:43 a.m.

Chuck was born on March 25, 1949 in DuQuoin, IL the son of Everette and Edith (Reidelberger) Feltmeyer. On June 8, 1996 he married Margaret Heine, she
survives. Chuck was an employee of USS Granite City Works, Granite City, IL. He was a gardener and outdoorsmen and enjoyed hunting and fishing with
his family and friends. He also enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Chuck and Margaret recently took a trip to Jupiter, FL and enjoyed watching spring
training together.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Margaret. Daughter Jessica (Todd) Seders of Gillette, WY. Stepchildren David (Darlene) Heine and Dana (Scott)
Carney all of Pinckneyville, IL. One brother, Roger (Carol) Feltmeyer of Maryville, IL. Grandchildren Janie Seders and Nathan Seders both of Gillette, WY. Step
grandchildren Ashley (Patrick) Bathon, Alex Heine, and Nolan Carney all of Pinckneyville, IL, Eric (Kayla) Heine of Columbia, IL, Brooke (Ryan) Ryterski of
O'Fallon, IL, five step great grand children, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Larry Feltmeyer.
A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the Pinckneyville Junior High Archery Club, Pinckneyville District 50, 301 West Mulberry, Pinckneyville, IL 62274.
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Lawrence T. “Baldy” Jaros, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:57 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Granite
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born August 7, 1928 in Glen Carbon, a son of the late Anton and Mary (Nekola) Jaros.

He married Dolores (Jacobson) on March 17, 1951 at the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Mitchell and she survives.

He retired in 1984 from Consolidated Aluminum after over 31 years of dedicated service as a plant worker with Dow Chemical.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, a
member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-cities Council, the AMVETS Post #204 and the American Legion Post #199. He enjoyed his days of playing golf,
fishing and hunting 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 and son-in-law, Karen and Michael Ahrens of Granite City; two granddaughters, Kassy Ahrens of
St. Louis and Katy Ahrens of Collierville, Tennessee; two sisters, Emily Porter of Virginia and Katie Konsky of Maryville; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Jaros and several brothers and sisters.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of a
Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church or to masses.
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Danny Ray Warden, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Fri. July 20, 2018 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab in Granite
City.

He was born July 22, 1960 in Granite City to the late Glenwood & Mary (Short) Warden.
Danny loved music and old T.V. shows.

He is survived by a brother: Larry Warden; and 2 sisters: Rita Chronister and Michelle (Gerald) Dover, all of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Warden.

Services are private.
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Carolyn Ann Frye, 80, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Monday, July 16, 2018 at her home.

She was born on March 6, 1938 in Charleston, IL to Archie and Ruth nee: Clark Henderson.

Carolyn married Paul Frye in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1993.

The loving mother and grandmother was a past member of the BPW club and she enjoyed shopping. She retired from Bank of America in St. Louis, MO after
31 years of service.

Carolyn is survived by a daughter: Lou Ann Spangler (Tim Scarbrough) of Pontoon Beach ; 2 sons: Mark (Laura) Ealy of Tx and Randy Ealy; 3 grandchildren:  
Caitlin Arnold, James Spangler (girlfriend Linda Colston) and Joshua Spangler.  Also surviving are several great grandchildren and her best friend, Donna
Norton.

Besides her husband and parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by 2 daughters: Lisa Frye and Paula White; a son, Jimmy Frye; a baby brother and a sister,
Arlene McArthur.

The family would like to thank her caretakers, Joe Bucks and Darla Chambless; SSM Hospice nurse Linda Collier and her healthcare provider, Niki Politte.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Karen L. Ray, 63, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton,
Missouri.

She was born March 2, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Robert Charles and Elizabeth Anne “Betty” (Orr) Ebrecht.

She had worked many years as an office manager, working with Community Care in Granite City and the Madison County Fireman’s Hall in Collinsville.

She was a member of Central Christian Church in Granite City and was an avid quilter. She cherished her family and enjoyed many special memories
throughout the years.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Valerie and David Thompson of Caseyville and Monica Hayes of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Dustin
Hayes, Madison Hayes, Isabella Thompson, Andrew Thompson and Natalie Thompson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Karl W. and Sue Ebrecht of
Granite City, David E. and Sherri Ebrecht of O’Fallon and Seth “Tom” and Lisa Ebrecht of Arlington, Texas; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Ray; a brother, Steven R. Ebrecht and a sister, Roberta A. Petras.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Derrell Brame officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the family to support a local veterans organization and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eudella Ann Proffitt, 57, of Granite City, IL passed away at 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

She was born March 22, 1961 in Portland, IN to Rev. Edwin and Patricia (Smith) Retter.

Eudella and Steven Proffitt married on September 15, 1979 in Mt. Vernon, IL.

She was a member of Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon, IL, where she loved working with children and music. Until her illness she worked
as a secretary at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL.

She is survived by her husband: Steven Proffitt of Granite City, IL; a daughter: Amy (Cameron McCrary) Proffitt of Granite City, IL; a son: Scott (Jennifer) Proffitt
of Roanoke, IN; three grandchildren: Noah, Cameron and Spencer Proffitt; both parents: Rev. Edwin and Patricia (nee: Smith) Retter of Jerseyville, IL and a
sister: Dr. Rovina Hatcher of Korea.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of a Celebration Of Life Service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Glenview Church of the Nazarene, 400 Glen
Carbon Rd, Glen Carbon, IL. Rev Doug Haynes will be officiating along with Dr. Rovina Hatcher and Rev. Karla Frost. Memorials may be made to the family.
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Lu Ann Lear, 63, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born March 1, 1955 in Joliet, IL to Nelson and Betty (nee: Fitzer) King. Lu Ann spent many years as a secretary for the AFM Bowling League. She
loved humming birds.

She is survived by her father, Nelson King of Granite City; daughter, Lynda (David) Scheer of Granite City; grandchild, James (Sasha) Lear of Granite City; two
great grandchildren; James Lear Jr. and Henson Lear; four brothers, Jon (Mary Jo) King of St. Louis; Jac (Rita) King of Glen Carbon;, Jay King of Glen
Carbon and Jol (Karol) King of O’Fallon; sister, Lori King of Wood River and extended family member Angela White.

She was preceded in death by her mother; grandson, Todd Nelson and a sister in law, Valerie King.
Visitation will be from 10 until noon Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in
Granite City.
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Richard D. Genovese, Sr, 68, of Arnold, MO and formerly of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born on September 8, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to Frank and Shirley nee: McAdams Genovese.

Richard married Elizabeth Gibson and she preceded him in death on November 22, 1998.

The U.S. Army veteran served in the Vietnam War and worked for American Sheet and Strip for more than 10 years. He enjoyed watching television and his
grandchildren, whom he adored.

Richard is survived by 2 sons: Richard Genovese II of Caseyville, IL and Frank Genovese of Granite City; 6 grandchildren:  Elizabeth, Malissa, Ashley,
Brittany, Courtney and Dayna; 2 great grandchildren:  Dallas and Dominic; a brother, Mark (Terrie) Genovese of Arnold, MO and a sister, Francyne Lane of
Granite City.

Besides his wife and parents, Richard is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Francis Genovese and Patrick Genovese.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St.
Louis, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Mary “Jane” Dutchik, 86, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at
Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born March 25, 1932 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Spaeth) Carey.

She married James “Jim” Dutchik on September 30, 1950 and he passed away on December 16, 2006.

She had worked for H&R Block with many years of service in tax preparation and also worked for various banks throughout the area for many years. She was
a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon and was active with the Glen Carbon Seniors.

Jane was a resident of the Ginger Creek Villas for 11 years and was active with the homeowner’s association. She enjoyed her days of water volleyball,
reading, working with crafts and was talented with her decorating. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four children, James Dutchik of Denver, Colorado, Joseph Dutchik of Maryville, Jennifer Carney of Granite City and Jeffrey Dutchik of
Granite City; two grandchildren, Jamie Vaughn of Granite City and Dane Carney of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and Joseph Linhart of
Collinsville; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara “Bobbie”
Davisson.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 155 North Main Street in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 10:
00 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Patrick Gibbons as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Robert “Bob” J. Tillman, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center,
Edwardsville, IL.

Bob was born on July 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL, a son of the late August Tillman and Sophie (Vanoskey) Tillman Durrant.

Bob was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On May 6, 1962, Bob married Shirley Deason, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. He
had retired from the Granite City Army Depot as a construction inspector after many years of dedicated service. In his younger years, Bob enjoyed fishing and
racing stock cars. Since growing up in the Southside of Chicago, Bob became an avid Chicago White Sox fan. After moving to Granite City, IL, he became a
St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, as long as the Cardinals were not playing the Chicago White Sox. He was also a St. Louis Blues Hockey fan and he enjoyed
playing many rounds of golf with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family; Bob especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons
and attending their school and sporting events. Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul Durrant.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Tillman of Granite City, IL; loving children, Deborah (Rick Fulton) Long of Smithton, IL and Michelle (Chris) Foppe
of Belleville, IL; dear brother, Paul Durrant of Las Vegas, NV; proud grandfather to Nicholas Foppe and Noah Foppe; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. Interment with full military
honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to BackStoppers. Donations will accepted at the funeral home.
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Catherine “Katie” Kostoff age 91, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at
Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Katie was born on November 19, 1926 in St. Louis, MO a daughter of the late Angelo
Valenti and Antoinette Marie (Garofallo) Valenti.

Katie married Nicholas V. Kostoff, the love of her life at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. Nicholas passed away on November 3, 2011. She was
a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Katie was also a member and past treasurer of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary in Granite City, IL.
She enjoyed playing bingo and even called bingo numbers at McDonalds in Granite City, IL for the senior citizens. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family and friends. Katie 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, Katie was preceded in death by sister, Mary Power; brothers, Nick Valenti, Jerome Valenti and her twin brother, Jack
“Salvatore” Valenti; and by a grandson, Richard J. Kostoff Jr.;

She is survived by her loving children, Richard J. (Marie) Kostoff Sr. of Climax Springs, MO, Nicholas A. (Dana) Kostoff of Lipan, TX and Janet E. (Wes) Self of
Collinsville, IL; five grandchildren, Matthew Chandler, Michelle Chandler, Jacob Johnson, Dawn Kostoff and Jason Kostoff; seven great-grandchildren and
six great-great-grandchildren; beloved Shih Tzu, Sophia; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. Katie will be laid to rest next to
Nicholas at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donors choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Anthony “Tony” Valencia, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Barnes Hospital
in St. Louis.

He was born December 2, 1934 in Granite City, a son of the late Otillio and Juana (Belman) Valencia.

He married Barbara Jean (Nicol) Valencia on January 31, 1954 and she passed away on October 16, 1994.

He retired from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service as a steelworker. He had also owned and operated V&V Ceramics in Madison for
many years.

Tony was a member of the Mexican Honorary Commission and enjoyed working with wood. He was always helping family and friends and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with all.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Gary Stitch of Troy, Illinois; a son, Teno Valencia of Kittredge, Colorado; five grandchildren, Emily and
Phil Mills, A.J. and Virginia Valencia, Elizabeth Stitch, Christine Stitch and Shana Valencia; three great grandchildren, Ryan Mills, Abby Mills and Ryder
Valencia; a brother, John B. Valencia of Granite City; three sisters, Helen “Nena” Valencia of Granite City, Dolores Broyles of Granite City and Lupe Valencia
of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Faustino “Kelly” Valencia,
Abel Valencia and Otillio “Leehee” Valencia Jr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 with Reverend Rufus Valencia officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Rose Marie Ezell, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018 at her home.

Rose was born on March 31, 1939 in Madison, Illinois; the daughter of the late Wendell and Stella (Broscheid) Snowden.

Rose Marie was a young pretty “Patsy Cline” like lounge singer at Tri-Mor Bowl 55 years ago. She worked as a beautician and owned her own shop for
several years. She worked in the trucking business for several years as a billing clerk and office manager. Rose Marie had last worked as a store manager
at Blockbuster Home Video Store in Granite City. Rose Marie was a warm friendly person who never met a stranger; everyone was “honey” or “sweetie” to
her. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Rose Marie is survived by and will be missed by her children; Frank L. (Kathy M.) Faulkner, Greg Faulkner, Tony Faulkner; grandchildren, Kim D. (Aaron)
Fanning, Christopher Ezell, Scott P. Faulkner, Brian S. Faulkner, Paige M. Faulkner; great-grandchildren, Ava Ruth Fanning, Ella Grace Fanning; sisters,
Sharon L. (John) St. Ivany, Dorothy A. (Gerald) Deterding. In addition to her parents,

Rose Marie was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas E. Ezell, whom she enjoyed over 49 years of marriage; her daughter, Diana P. Ezell; her
brothers, Charles W. (Ruth Ann) Snowden, William J. Snowden; sister, Constance Richwine.

In celebration of Rose Marie’s life a funeral mass will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in
Granite City with Fr. Zachary Edgar officiating. A family burial will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Anthony J. “Tony” Vesci Sr. of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:02 p.m. on Sunday, July 8,
2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville at the age of 79.

He was born May 3, 1939 in Granite City, a son of the late Anthony and Florence (Clyde) Vesci.

He married Linda L. (Bess) Vesci on October 5, 1956 in Corinth, Mississippi and she survives.

Tony owned and operated Vesci Inc. from 1956 until 2007 with 51 years of service in the beer distribution industry. He was an entrepreneur throughout his
life, working as a developer and contractor here in our area and also in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Tony gave back to his community working with many organizations including the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and Jaycees and contributed to many charities
and other organizations throughout the years. He enjoyed his days of boating, swimming, motocycle riding, playing the piano and being with his
grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his generosity in always willing to help others and cherished the love and special times
he shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 61 years, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony J. and Mary L. Vesci Jr. of Glen Carbon and Ralph
M. and Robin E. Vesci of Maryville; two grandchildren, Michael Vesci and Anthony Vesci; three great grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan and Bennett; a sister, Janet
Taylor of Fort Wayne, Indiana; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Vesci; a granddaughter, Michelle Vesci and his brother, George “Buddy” Vesci.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 155 North Main Street in Glen Carbon on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Father Steve
Pohlman, former pastor of St. Cecilia will be celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Christopher William Taylor, 44, of Granite City died on Friday, July 6, 2018 at his home.

He was born on August 4, 1973 in Granite City, IL to Harold Taylor and Linda nee: Smith Bilbrey.

Christopher worked at Roxy’s nightclub in Brooklyn, IL.

Besides his parents, Christopher is survived by his step-father, Michael Bilbrey of Branson, MO and 2 sisters: Georgia Taylor of Granite City, IL and Amanda
Taylor of Fayetteville, TN.

Christopher is preceded in death by his step-mother, Carla Earon Taylor.

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

Memorials may be made to the Madison County Humane Society.
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Michael T. Benefield Sr., 67 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his home.

Michael was born on July 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Earl Joseph and Gertrude (Mossey) Benefield. Michael delivered papers for the
Press Record in Granite City and in his free time Michael enjoyed riding his bicycle and spending time with his family.

Michael is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Pamela (Thomason) Benefield, whom he married on September 24, 1982; son, Michael T. Benefield
Jr.; brothers, Raymond Benefield, Joseph (Rosie) Benefield, William (Kathleen) Benefield, Gregory (Kathy) Benefield, Richard (Susan) Benefield; sisters,
Annabelle Isky, Rose Lueck, Victoria Anderson, Marie Mattingly, Doreen Maybin.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother; James Benefield; sister, Elizabeth Anderton.

In celebration of Michael’s life, services are being planned at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road is serving the family.
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Venida E. McCart, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Liberty Village in
Maryville.

She was born March 9, 1924 in Granite City, the daughter of the late James Henry and Margaret May (Jones) Goodnight.

She had worked at Granite City Army Depot for many years and retired from Scott Air Force Base in 1979 after many years of government service in
administration.

She was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, was a volunteer with Gateway Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Federal
Employees Retirees. She cherished her family and loved gardening and dancing. She was very flamboyant, enjoyed an occasional drink and loved the color
of green. Some of her favorite things in life were cats, Volkswagen Beatles, St. Louis Cardinals, Cheryl’s lemon bars, Curtis’s pork steaks and her three
favorite P’s, pizza, pasta and peanut butter.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Curtis Pounds of Wildwood, Missouri; a grandson and his husband, Jeffrey Pounds and Steve
Baybo of St. Louis; cousins, Patricia Sanness of Granite City, and Jerry Shane of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Carpenter.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 11:00 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 Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael T. Benefield Sr., 67 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his home.

Michael was born on July 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Earl Joseph and Gertrude (Mossey) Benefield. Michael delivered papers for the
Press Record in Granite City and in his free time Michael enjoyed riding his bicycle and spending time with his family.

Michael is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Pamela (Thomason) Benefield, whom he married on September 24, 1982; son, Michael T. Benefield
Jr.; brothers, Raymond Benefield, Joseph (Rosie) Benefield, William (Kathleen) Benefield, Gregory (Kathy) Benefield, Richard (Susan) Benefield; sisters,
Annabelle Isky, Rose Lueck, Victoria Anderson, Marie Mattingly, Doreen Maybin.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother; James Benefield; sister, Elizabeth Anderton.

In celebration of Michael’s life, services are being planned at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road is serving the family.
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Dr. Walter B. Heidke, 94, of Worden, Illinois passed away at 4:34 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late Arthur W. and Dorothea L. (Bertram) Heidke.

He married Mary Lorraine (Wrigley) Heidke on July 3, 1945 in Collinsville and she survives.

He had graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic and owned and operated W.B. Heidke Chiropractic in Granite City for 51 years until his retirement in
2001.

The United States Army Air Corp veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Wars and cherished taking care of his wife and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 73 years, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Katleen Heidke of Worden and Stephen and Carol
Heidke of Manchester, Missouri; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Graham and Brian Rodehorst of Lawrence, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Melissa Nolan,
Dean Heidke, Shaun Heidke, Tony Shelly, Patrick Weisskopf, Carla Valenti, Tyler Graham, Colin Graham, Ian Graham and Jenna Rodehorst; eight great
grandchildren, Morgan Nolan, Taylor Nolan, Garret Shelly, Samantha Weisskopf, Tony Weisskopf, Ethan Valenti, Isabella Valenti and Lucas Valenti; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Shelly; four brothers, Arthur, Theodore, Frank and Ralph Heidke and two sisters,
Bertha Baxter and Dorothea Gallagher.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Cross Road in Glen Carbon on Monday, July 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Elva Hartman, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Elva was born on September 20, 1928 in Hillsboro, IL, a daughter of the late Robert Kenney and Fleeta (Cross) Kenney.

On August 29, 1947, Elva married John Hartman, the love of her life, in Arkansas. John passed away on February 6, 2011. Elva was a faithful member of
Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, IL. She had worked as a processing clerk for the F.H.A. for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family and friends. Elva 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 devoted husband, Elva was preceded in death by her siblings, Annadel Grant and James Kenney.

She is survived by her loving children, Phyllis (Roger Beets) Hartman of Granite City, IL and Phillip (Debra) Hartman of Lakewood Ranch, FL; proud
grandmother to Jonathan Hartman of Ft. Wayne, IN and Jillian (Jason) O’Grady of Ft. Wayne, IN; proud great-grandmother to Liliya Hartman, Addison O’
Grady and Carter O’Grady; faithful companion and beloved pet, Higgins; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Elva will be laid to rest next to John at St.
John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hope Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Roland “Ron” Edward Koeneman, age 68, of Granite City, Il, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home. Ron was
born on September 28, 1949 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William Koeneman and Virginia (Wilhelmy) Koeneman.

Ron was born and raised in Granite City and was a graduate of Granite City Senior High School. He retired from Graybar Electric after 25 years of dedicated
service. He enjoyed shooting guns, nice cars and long drives. His greatest joy was spending time with his loved ones. Ron will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by beloved companion and pet, Bailey.

He is survived by and will be missed by loved ones, Jackie, Kristy, David, Erin, Thor and Marley Fuhrman, and many close cousins and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 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, with Rev. Danny Cox officiating. Private family interment will be held at St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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David G. Tanner Sr., 62 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

David was born on September 12, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late William A. Tanner and Joy K. (Heffner) French.

David was in maintenance at Herman Oak in St. Louis and in his free time he enjoyed his days of being outside camping and fishing. David never missed
an opportunity to play horseshoes or a good game of pool, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family.

David is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Toni (Turner) Tanner, whom he married on October 6, 1986; his son, David G. Tanner Jr. of Granite City,
IL; grandson, Andrew David Tanner of Granite City, IL; sister, Janet Thorton of Granite City, IL; brothers, Bill (Donna) Tanner of Granite City, IL, Ronald (Kim)
Tanner of Granite City, IL. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, Fred H. Tanner.

In celebration of David’s life, graveside services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Rock Hill Cemetery in Puxico, MO. Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Helen Kachuba, age 98, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center,
Granite City, IL.

Helen was born on November 13, 1919 in Washington County, IL, a daughter of the late Steve Kozaszek and Lizzie (Pizlowski) Kozaszek.

Helen was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. She had worked as a cook at Laclede Steel and Petri Café in Granite City, IL for
many years. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Helen 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, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Walter S. Kachuba; and by her siblings, Sylvester Kozaszek, Leo Kozaszek, Jim
Kozaszek, Stella Koby and Cecilia Kozaszek,

She is survived by her loving son, Richard (Margaret) Kachuba of Virginia Beach, VA; proud grandmother to Richard “Rick” Kachuba Jr. of Maryland, Billy
Kachuba of Virginia and Jeffrey (Crystal) Kachuba of Virginia; proud great-grandmother to Connor Kachuba, Landon Kachuba, Loghan Kachuba, Madyson
Kachuba and Mason Kachuba; extended family and friends.


Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 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 Thursday. Helen will be laid to rest next to Walter at Calvary Catholic Cemetery,
Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or to Alzheimers Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Angelina M. Dame, 82, of Granite City died on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1936 in Durango, Mexico to Jose and Pastora Martinez.

She loved going to church, singing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by 2 daughters: Vicky (Chris) Dietsch of Collinsville, IL and Christina (Gary) Ryan of Athens, AL; a son, Tom
Skerle of Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Shelby (Scott) Burle, Whitney Dietsch and Clayton Smith and 1 great grandchild, Lyla Burle. Also surviving are 3
brothers: Hector (Janet) Martinez, Joe (Kathy) Martinez and John (Leisa) Martinez and 2 sisters: Connie King and Rosa (Richard) Bentley.

Besides her parents, Angelina was preceded in death by a brother, Adolfo Martinez.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home of Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.

Private services will be held at a later date.
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William “Bill” Bain, 80, of Mitchell passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City. He
was born August 25, 1937 in Granite City.

He married Louise Staton September 15, 1990. Bill was owner of B + L Boat Covers. He was also a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters
Union. He was an avid fisherman, having won several awards and trophies.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Bain of Mitchell; five daughters, Bobbie Spence of Austin, TX, Judy (Darl) Opel of Edwardsville, Dana (Dave) Cortez of
Columbia, Kathy (Steve)Mifflin of Troy, Lisa McGill of Wood River; son William “Rusty” Bain of CA; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; three brothers,
Richard Bain, Jim Bain, Jerry (Karen) Bain and two step sons, Danny and Steven Harrison of Granite City and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded death by his father, James William Bain; mother, May Ruth (nee: McCarthy) Bain; brother, Monroe Bain; sister, Ruth Ann Mcentyre; and a
grandchild William “Billy” Johnson.

The family will have a Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Holiday Shores Fire Dept., 93 Holiday Dam Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Cremation services were entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral; Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Helen Johanna Martin, 99, of Granite City, Illinois entered into eternal rest at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at
Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville.

She was born April 3, 1919 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John William and Johanna (Niederer) Strackeljahn.

She retired from the federal government in 1964 working at the Melvin Price Support Center Depot after over 25 years of dedicated service as a secretary.
During her years of service, she had received many outstanding awards for her performance and truly valued her job.

Helen had married Lester Martin and cherished nearly 50 years of marriage prior to him passing away in September 1997. During their life together, they
enjoyed boating and were members of the Bowline Boat Club in Granite City, traveling, bowling, photography, CB radios, dancing and cherished many
special times with friends.

Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and enjoyed being a part of their social circle and Senior’s group; was a member of
Eastern Star, Breathers Club at Gateway Regional Medical Center and the Melvin Price Depot Retirement Club. She enjoyed her days of quilting, knitting,
crocheting and had a special love for shoes, handkerchiefs and dolls. She enjoyed meeting strangers and showing kindness to all and loved making
Christmas and birthdays special for her family.

Helen’s family would like to thank Edwardsville Nursing facility for their love and care given to our mother during her stay.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carey “Gale” McGovern of Palmyra and Janet Helen and Roland Jacquot of Belleville; a son and
daughter-in-law, John “Butch” and Marion King of St. Louis; eight grandchildren and spouses, Todd McFarland, Beth Anne Hockemeyer, Brian and Glenda
Jacquot, Jeffery and Michelle King, Julie and Paul Lauer, Susan and Gary Delaney and Christopher and Carly King; thirteen great grandchildren; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry King; granddaughter, Lori Ann King; a great grandson, Noah
Patrick Jacquot; eight brother and sisters, Amelia Riddle, Harry Strackeljahn, George Strackeljahn, Fred Strackeljahn, Edna O’Master, Clara Stein, Marie
Reimler and Lily Pool.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Randy Vollmar officiating.

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

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

May Helen rest in peace and may God’s perpetual light shine upon her.
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Roland “Ron” Edward Koeneman, age 68, of Granite City, Il, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home. Ron was
born on September 28, 1949 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William Koeneman and Virginia (Wilhelmy) Koeneman.

Ron was born and raised in Granite City and was a graduate of Granite City Senior High School. He retired from Graybar Electric after 25 years of dedicated
service. He enjoyed shooting guns, nice cars and long drives. His greatest joy was spending time with his loved ones. Ron will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by beloved companion and pet, Bailey.

He is survived by and will be missed by loved ones, Jackie, Kristy, David, Erin, Thor and Marley Fuhrman, and many close cousins and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 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, with Rev. Danny Cox officiating. Private family interment will be held at St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Theodore L. “Ted” Vrenick, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Liberty Village
Rehabilitation Center in Maryville.

He was born March 31, 1927 in Granite City, the son of the late Joseph F. and Effie A. (Davis) Vrenick.

He married Jean Ann (Fabian) Vrenick at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she passed away on May 7, 2015 after nearly 65 years
of marriage.

Ted retired in 1986 from the Granite City School District #9 after 35 years of service to the community as a teacher and retiring as principal of Wilson School.

He had graduated from Truman University with a degree in Education and received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois
in Champaign. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City where he had served as an usher and volunteered on numerous activities throughout the years. Ted loved the outdoors,
enjoyed his days of fishing, playing bridge and traveling. He was very athletic through the years, enjoying many sports and was a state wrestler. He was a
devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for the love and special times shared.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas and Terrell Vrenick of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, John Vrenick of Council Bluffs, Iowa and
Steven and Colleen Vrenick of Troy, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Richard and April Daspit, Ryan, Rachel, Joseph, Josh, Jim, Jessica, Sean and Courtney
Vrenick; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Alyssa Daspit; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow with military honors at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Dorothy “Dotti” Marie Diak, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018. Dotti was born on June 12,
1960 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of Norma (Crawford) Diak of Granite City, IL and the late Leonard R. Diak.

Dotti was a gifted artist who enjoyed listening to music, drawing, painting and solving crossword puzzles. She was all about fashion and makeup trends.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Dotti loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, whom
she adored. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her dear mother, Dotti is survived by her loving children, Maya Becton and Taylor Lantrip both of Granite City, IL; beloved sisters, Jeannie Diak of
Granite City, IL and Donna Diak of Penrose, CO; proud grandmother to Brayden Lantrip and Talon Lantrip; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 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 Thursday, with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Robert Steven Benda, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at his home. Steve was born on
August 28, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a son of Billie (Irvin) Buchholz of Granite City, IL, and the late Robert L. Benda.

Steve worked at the Amazon Distribution Center in Edwardsville, IL. He was a talented artist and he enjoyed listening to all types of music. He also enjoyed
spending time with his family and friends. Steve never met a stranger, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. Steve will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his father, Steve was preceded in death by a nephew, Alexander Richards.

In addition to his dear mother, Steve is survived by his loving brothers, Daniel (Deborah Langston) Benda, Phillip (Kim) Benda and Andy (Heather) Richards
all of Granite City, IL; proud uncle to Phillip Benda, Michael Benda, Ryan Benda, David Benda, Stephanie Benda, Mackenzie Richards and Dominic Richards;
extended family and many devoted friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
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Sharon L. Jackson, 80 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
Illinois.

Sharon was born on August 18, 1937 in Cobden, Illinois; the daughter of the late Claude and Nellie (King) Braggs.

Sharon was a banker for nearly 40 years at the First National Bank in Madison, Illinois and in her free time she loved shopping, especially for clothes. Her
greatest joy was her family, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sharon will be remembered for the love of her family and all the
special times they shared together.

Sharon is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Norman “Bud” Jackson, whom she married on August 23, 1955; daughter, Connie (Tom) Phillips
of Granite City; granddaughter, Joi (David) Svezia of Highland; great-grandchildren, Theron Svezia and Townes Svezia of Highland; sisters, Norma Adams,
Treva Acklin, Linda Comte, Brenda Childers; step grandchildren, Clint Phillips, Shane Phillips; step-great-grandchild, Hunter Phillips and numerous nieces,
nephews and many other close family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her sisters; Betty Craig and
Margaret Lambert. In celebration of Sharon’s life, visitation will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Susan G.
Komen for the Cure or the American Cancer Society.
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Janice Rice, age 88, of Maryville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL and Madison, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Janice was born on February 8, 1930 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Charles Lybarger and Nancy (Jones) Lybarger.

On September 8, 1950, Janice married Lloyd Rice, the love of her life, in Madison, IL, and Lloyd passed away October 20, 1990. Janice worked at Farm
Fresh in Madison, IL, retiring as a clerk after twenty years of dedicated service. Janice was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family. Janice 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, Janice was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Kinworthy; two grandchildren, Richard Kinworthy Jr. and Jessica
Bathon; one great-grandson, Aidan Kusmierczak; sisters, Shirley Rapoff, Charlene Burns, Ruth Nicholas and Clova Mae Howard; brothers, Courtland
Lybarger, Leonard Lybarger, Jim Lybarger and Charles Lybarger.

Janice is survived by her loving children, Dennis (Debbie) Rice of California, Becky (Mike) Macek of Maryville, IL and Terri (Fred) Bathon of Collinsville, IL;
dear brother, Ronald Lybarger of Florida; sister-in-law, Jene Lybarger of Edwardsville, IL; proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Janice will be laid to rest next to Lloyd at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen
Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice or Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Joseph “Scott” Pattillo, 46, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 in the emergency
room at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born July 16, 1971 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He married Michelle Renee (Alexander) Pattillo on June 28, 1991 at Suburban Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He was in management with Pinnacle Entertainment, working at Ameristar and River City Casinos and had previously worked 15 years as a laborer with
Chrysler Corporation.

He enjoyed his days of fishing, hunting, gardening and his years of coaching little league football and baseball. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 27 years, he is survived by his parents, Mary Jane (Langham) Pattillo of Hayti, Missouri and Gary Kent and Cathy Pattillo of
Apopka, Florida; son, Zakary Keith Pattillo and fiancé, Kristen Cochran of Granite City; daughter, Brittnee Nicole Pattillo of Granite City; granddaughter on the
way, Aleeyah Kay Pattillo; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Tracy and Tracy Floyd, Jennifer Gilmore, Katie Booth and Carrie and J.T. Powell, all of Florida;
brother, Kenny Pattillo of Florida; mother-in-law, Jeanne Burton of Cahokia; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ashley and Alex Arosemena of Granite City; two
sisters of the heart, Lora Marmion and Tonya Harris; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Albert Graue; father-in-law, Lawrence Burton; special friend, Keith Harris and his maternal and paternal
grandparents.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jason Bell officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home or Guardian Savings Bank in Granite City.
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Judith Ann Seneczyn, 68 beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday,
June 17, 2018 at her home.

Judith was born on December 6, 1949 in Troy, Illinois; the daughter of the late William and Virginia (Detwieler) Laird. Judith was a member of Hope Lutheran
Church in Granite City and was a homemaker. Judith will be missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times
she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her son; Thomas N, Seneczyn Jr. of Granite City; daughter, Shelley Seneczyn of Parker, CO; grandchildren, Billy
Seneczyn, Samantha Rachael Kowalchik, Caroline Elaine Kowalchik; brother, Bill (Melissa) Laird and many other close family members and friends. In
addition to her parents, Judith was preceded by her husband; Thomas N. Seneczyn Sr. whom she married on January 17, 1969 and who passed away on
February 28, 2000 and her brother, Scott Laird. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road
in Granite City. In celebration of Judith’s life, services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Beuster
officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
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Jerry Dale Jones, 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:42 p.m. Sat. June 16, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

He was born Aug. 1, 1955 in Advance, MO to Chester W. Jones of Granite City and the late Helen C. (White) Ward.

Jerry was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for many years a railroad mechanic.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter: Brandie (Stephen) Olliges of St. Louis; a grandson: Austin Heflin of St. Louis; 3 sisters: Patricia (Ron)
Proffitt of Granite City, Jackie (Bill) Hurocy of Collinsville, IL and Brenda (Ron) Bell of Granite City; and a brother: James Richard (Mary) Jones of Granite City.

Besides his mother he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Jones.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed. June 20, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m.Thurs. June
21, 2018 with Rev Henry Crippen officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Steven Alvin Messinger, 60, of Granite City, IL passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born May 26, 1958 in Granite City, IL to James William and Ima Joesphine (nee: Skaggs) Messinger.

Steven had previously worked for Owens Brockway in St. Louis, Mo, Tagg Logistics in Hazelwood, MO and the Arena in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his daughter: Danielle Messinger; two sons: Jimmie Messinger of Granite City, IL and Steven (Dani Daily) Messinger all of Granite City, IL;
three granddaughters: Rylinn, Makenna, Arianna and a grandson on the way; brother: Jimmie Volner of Farmington, MO; two sisters: Jeanette Weeks of
Granite City, IL and Brenda Cox of Farmington, MO.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters: Linda Hopkins and Janet Stock; and a brother: Stanley “Butch” Volner.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online guestbook and obituary available at www.
wojstrom.com.
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Norman Gordon Alexander, 83, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at St, Paul’s Senior Community in
Belleville.

He was born June 9, 1935 in Granite City to Gordon and Catherine (nee: Burke) Alexander. He married Lorraine Drag in 1960; she preceded him in death in
2011. Norman served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus
and AMVETS. He was retired from Granite City Steel and enjoyed traveling, landscaping and gardening.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan (Tony) Stoicheff of Collinsville; son, Charles (Heather) Alexander of Belleville and four grandchildren, Taylor Stoicheff,
Anthony Stoicheff Jr., Luke Alexander and “Izzy” Isaiah Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother and two sisters.
A gift of anatomical donation was made to Saint Louis University Medical School. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite
City, 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 with father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant. Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Andrea Clarice Farley, 57, of Granite City died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home.

She was born on July 22, 1960 in St. Louis, MO to Albert Mann and Joan nee: Connor Shaw.

The U.S. Air Force veteran was of the catholic faith and worked as a tattoo artist. She enjoyed writing poetry.

The loving daughter and sister is survived by her mother; a brother, Tony (Cindy Rigsby) Mann of Granite City; a niece, Ariel Mann; a nephew, Adam Mann
and special friends, Cricket Hildreth and Shanda Nygard.

Andrea is preceded in death by her father and a sister, Michele Mann.

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

Private services will be held at a later date.
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Victor “Gene” Wilson, age 86, of Madison, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Gene was born on June 16, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Frank Arthur Wilson and Edith Erma Wilson.

On August 13, 1950, Gene married Violet Deloris Miller, the love of his life, in Olive Branch, IL. He was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Granite
City, IL, where he served as a Deacon and had taught Sunday school. Gene worked at A.O. Smiths as a welder in Granite City, IL, for many years. He then
went to work for and retired from Landshire Distribution in Belleville, IL, as a mechanic’s helper. Gene never met a stranger and he enjoyed driving his
antique cars around town. His greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with his family. Gene 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, Gene was preceded in death by five brothers; and by a son-in-law, Irv Weinman.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-seven years, Violet Wilson of Madison, IL; loving children, Deloris Wilson of Madison, IL, Linda Weinman of Creve
Coeur, MO, Carl (Gail) Wilson of Paducah, KY, Ruth (Ed) Henderson of Nashville, IL, James Wilson of Mitchell, IL and Rodger (Kim) Wilson of Bolingbrook,
IL; proud grandfather to seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Brian Smith
officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Second Baptist Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Elaine Wilma Hornbostel, 92, of Granite City, Illinois and a longtime resident of Tulare, California passed away at 6:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born July 7, 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, a daughter of the late William Richard and Clara (Buss) Miessler.

She married Richard Robert Hornbostel on August 18, 1949 in Deshler, Nebraska and he passed away in 2002.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Granite City, enjoyed volunteering with Thrivent and Aid Association for Lutherans and contributed to the
Lutheran Hour. She enjoyed her days of crocheting and taking care of her family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family
and friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert John and Sarah Hornbostel of Granite City; daughter and son-in-law, Beth Elaine and Joseph Costa of
Tulare, California; five grandchildren, Bobby Church, Kendra Alexander, Joseph Costa Jr., Janet Tirey and David Hornbostel; nine great grandchildren,
Jordan Alexander, Kristy Church, Ace Tirey, Megan Church, Fae Church, Eliza Alexander, Demi Costa, Evianna Alexander and Macie Costa; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lambert, Richard and Wilford Miessler.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Bill Hale officiating.

Visitation in California will be at Sterling and Smith Funeral Home, 409 North K Street in Tulare, California on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Joel Luckemeyer officiating.

Burial will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63141.
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Earl E. Brown, 55, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:47 p.m. on Monday, June 11,
2018 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born June 1, 1963 in Fagus, Missouri, a son of Josie Marie (Farris) Brown of Granite City and the late Earl Dine Brown.

He worked as a baker with Schnucks and Haas Bakery. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days fishing. He also enjoyed tinkering with small engine
repair and lawn mowers and was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by his wife, Donna (Smith) Brown of Granite City; his daughter, Samantha Brown of Granite City; two
brothers, Claude Dean Brown of Granite City and Daniel Brown of St. Louis; two sisters, Patricia Lawrence of Granite City and Joan Connell of Smithton,
Illinois; numerous nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Erica Brown; a brother, David Brown and grandparents, Iva and Wallace Farris.

In celebration of life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until time of funeral service
at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Andrea Clarice Farley, 57, of Granite City died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home.

She was born on July 22, 1960 in St. Louis, MO to Albert Mann and Joan nee: Connor Shaw.

The U.S. Air Force veteran was of the catholic faith and worked as a tattoo artist. She enjoyed writing poetry.

The loving daughter and sister is survived by her mother; a brother, Tony (Cindy Rigsby) Mann of Granite City; a niece, Ariel Mann; a nephew, Adam Mann
and special friends, Cricket Hildreth and Shanda Nygard.

Andrea is preceded in death by her father and a sister, Michele Mann.

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

Private services will be held at a later date.
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Jeffery Lee Glasco, 53, of New Douglas, IL passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Bria Health Care of Cahokia.

He was born June 19, 1964 in East St. Louis. He worked for many years as a crane operator at US Steel. Jeff enjoyed working around the house, gardening
and swimming in his pool.

He is survived by two sons, Mason Dean Glasco of Granite City and Dustin Lee Glasco of Mitchell; father, James Glasco of Livingston; step-daughter,
Brittney Rapien of Mulberry Grove; two grandchildren; three step grandchildren; brother, Jason (Pattie) Glasco of Sorento; sister, Jeanette (Stan) Anthony of
Florissant, MO and two nephews, Nathan and Brandon.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith (nee: McFadden) Glasco

A Celebration of Life will be held from to 4- 7p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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James G. Davis, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wed. June 6, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

He was born Aug. 22, 1949 in Monticello, MS to the late James Denver & Lois Lanell (Waldrup) Davis.
On Nov. 3, 1986, he and Beverly F. Wofford were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

After serving in the U.S. Army, James worked as a laborer at the barrel factory in Fenton, MO and retired after 40 years of service.  He loved to fish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: James Lee (Jennifer) Davis of Edwardsville, IL; a daughter: Michelle Nichole Davis (Tim Chase) of Granite
City; 6 grandchildren: Amber, Tyler, Jacob and Sydney Davis and Rayne and Damian Chase; and a sister.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Services are private.
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It is with great sadness the family of Daniel “Dan” Joseph Rujawitz, of Granite City, Illinois, announces his peaceful
passing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the age of 78.

Dan was born in Belleville, Illinois. He proudly served in the United States Army during the post Korean War where he was deployed in both Europe and the
Middle East. After he served his country, Dan worked at General Motors where he was a member of the UAW until his retirement. Post retirement from
General Motors, Dan was a successful entrepreneur as owner-operator of DJ Rujawitz Trucking.

First and foremost family and friends meant everything to Dan. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to be with
them. Besides family, Dan had many interests and hobbies. He had a passion for classic cars and the 50’s. As Vice President of the Lakers Car Club and
associate of the Gear Jammers and Piston Pushers car clubs, he could be seen regularly cruising with fellow car club members in his 1956 Chevy on a
summer evening with a big smile on his face. Dan enjoyed his many travels out West and loved to tell you about the Badlands, Yellowstone, Montana, and
Wyoming and his “close” encounters with bears and buffalo. He wasn’t much for a beach but he sure loved the mountains. Dan also enjoyed wildlife,
working on cars, shooting his guns for sport, fishing, watching his grandkids play sports, telling one of his many Army stories, and watching an episode of
Hogan’s Heroes or Andy Griffith.

Dan is survived by his children Tony (Lori) Rujawitz, Edwardsville, IL, Terry (Julie) Rujawitz, Edwardsville, IL, and Michael Rujawitz, Belleville, IL;
grandchildren Lindsey, Tyler (Abbey), Tate, Tayler, Zac, and Olivia; and one great-grandchild (boy) who’s blessed arrival is expected in August; loving friend
and companion Judith Basarich and many other family and friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years Janice, parents John and Frieda (Muskopf) Rujawitz, brother, John Rujawitz, and sister Connie
Chapman.

In celebration of Dan’s life, visitation will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon.
Funeral services for Dan will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home in Glen Carbon. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon with full military rites.

In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Dan to the Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans, or any local animal
shelter.
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Charles A. Rainwater, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Granite Nursing and Rehab
Center, Granite City, IL.

Charles was born on August 18, 1931 in Dover, TN, a son of the late William Rainwater and Delores (Settle) Rainwater.

Charles served his country proudly in the United States Army. On December 17, 1954, Charles married Anna F. Griffin, the love of his life, in Washington, D.
C., Anna passed away on January 11, 2008. Charles was a faithful member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed being outdoors,
camping and playing his guitar in his younger years. Charles will be remembered for the love of his family, the special times spent with his grandchildren
and his love of his cats and dogs. Charles will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Charles was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brittany and Austin Meyer; and by his sisters and brothers,
Christine, Ora, Ida, Mabel, Estelle, Betty, Earl, J.T. and Odell.

He is survived by his loving children, Charla (Randolph) Meyer of Florissant, MO and Jerry Rainwater of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Ashley (Brian)
Richter and Jessica Simpson; proud great-grandfather to Caleb and Anna Richter; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with Rev. David Denton officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Bethesda Baptist Church or to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Randall C. Hillis Sr., 57, of Granite City, Ill., born September 26, 1960, in Redding, Cal., died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in
Granite City, Ill.
Mr. Hillis spent his time as a laborer working on various jobs for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Hillis; son, Ryan Hillis; and brother in law, Chris Lowry Sr.
Surviving are his mother, Charlotte, nee Miklich, Hillis of Granite City, Ill.; son, Randall C. Hillis Jr. of Granite City, Ill.; brother, Michael Hillis of Granite City, Ill.;
sisters, Tina Fitzhugh of Edwardsville, Ill., and Cindy (Todd) Kessler of Winston-Salem, NC; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Services are private.
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Ellen Marie Clark, 75, of Granite City, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Stearnes Nursing & Rehab Center.

Born Oct. 21, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL, she was a daughter of Joseph and Hellen (Noreika) Kantosky.

She retired after 8 years as an assembly line worker for General Motors.

Ellen married Vincent Clark March 8, 2002 in Edwardsville. He survives in Granite City.

Also surviving are a daughter, Joyce (Gary) Tadlock of Granite City; two sons, Merle (Maxine) Mollet of Pocahontas, IL and Allen Mollet of Glasgow, KY; 8
grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two sisters, Monica Just of California and Theresa Rudd of Fairview Heights; and a brother, William Kantosky of
Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Kantosky; and former husbands Burnell Mollet and Larry Kanter.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, with an online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Joyce Warren, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 4, 2018 at
her home in Granite City.

Joyce was born on March 2, 1931; the daughter of the late Henry and Helen (Caldwell) Metcalf Sr.

Joyce was a beautician who ran her shop out of her home in Granite City. She was a faithful member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City
and enjoyed her days of going to the Granite City Elks Lodge and many other restaurants for meals and social time with her friends. Joyce liked to stay fit
with her yoga classes and keeping her yard in immaculate condition. Most of all Joyce loved spending time with her family and friends and will be
remembered for her bubbly personality and the smile she always had on her face.

Joyce is survived by and will be missed by her children; James (Tina) Warren of Granite City, Illinois, Jo Ann (John) Perdue of Mansfield, Texas;
grandchildren, Amy Herod, Jamie (Craig) Murphy, Justin (Gina) Warren, Lydia (Jonathan) Goodyear; great-grandchildren, Marissa Herod, Brandon Herod,
Ryan Hayes, Morgan Hayes, Leighton Hayes, Lucian Warren, Scarlet Warren, Landon Goodyear, Haley Goodyear; sister, Arlene Earhart and numerous other
close family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband; Jesse A. Warren, whom she married on
October 24, 1953; her son, Jerry Wayne Warren; brother, Henry Metcalf; sister, Marge Stewart.

In celebration of Joyce’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Rayson
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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William “Bill” E. Wolfe, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL. Bill was born on November 16, 1947 in Indian Mound, TN, a son of the late Charles E. Wolfe and
Eleanor Rebecca (Grizzard) Wolfe.

Bill was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On June 5, 1971, Bill married Marilyn Doty, the love of his life, in Granite
City, IL. He retired from Granite City Steel as a crane operator after thirty-six years of dedicated service. Bill was a faithful charter member of West 22nd Street
Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family,
especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Bill 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, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Charles D. Wolfe.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Marilyn Wolfe of Granite City, IL; loving sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Joi Wolfe of Mitchell, IL and Jeff and Chelsie
Wolfe of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Katie Wolfe, Carson Wolfe, William Wolfe and Landon Wolfe; nieces, nephews; extended family and many dear
friends.

Visitation will held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Keith Braddock and
Pastor Artie Rivers officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to West 22nd Street Baptist Church or American Heart Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Loretta Rains, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

She was born November 24, 1921 in Clairmon, Illinois, the daughter of the late Leonard Chittenden and Minnie (Clayton) Moody.

She married Oliver J. Rains in July 1937 and he passed away on January 15, 2000.

Loretta retired from K-Mart in Granite City after 15 years of dedicated service as a cook. She was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church and enjoyed
reading, crocheting and taking care of her family. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Oliver J. “Jeff” Rains Jr. of Granite City and Charles E. Rains of Granite City; grandchildren, Kathy Woods, Marla Ullrich, Andrea
Briggs, Oliver Rains III, Brei Rains and Robert Rains; many great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three children, Robert Rains, William Rains and Norma Jean Free and three
brothers, Leonard Chittenden Jr., Frank Williams and Bill Williams.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue at Second Baptist Church, 2100 Illinois Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service
at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Russell “Rusty” Schuessler, Jr., 57, of Granite City, IL passed away at 12:43 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical center in Granite City, IL.

He was born on December 3, 1960 in Highland, IL to Shirley (nee: Fleming) Merz and Russell E. Schuessler Sr.

Rusty and Cynthia “Cindy” Cagle married on December 10, 1983 in Granite City, IL.

He owned Rusty’s Boat Repair & Detailing in Madison, IL. More than anything Rusty loved to fish and boating with friends on Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, IL.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cynthia “Cindy” (nee: Cagle) Schuessler of Granite City, IL; two sons: Jon (Theresa) Schuessler and Dustin
Schuessler both of TN; several grandchildren; mother and stepfather: Shirley (nee: Fleming) and Phillip “Butch” Merz of Granite City, IL; grandmother: Helen
Schuessler of St. Jacob, IL; brother: Donald (Kim) Merz of Granite City, IL; four sisters: Vickie (Darrel) Grapperhaus of St. Jacob, IL, Tammy Schuessler of
Highland, IL, Jamie Bourzikas of TX and Roxie Schuessler of IN.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell E. Schuessler, Sr.

A memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Memorials
may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Mrs. Alice Ann (Corbett) Steward, of Granite City, Illinois, born on September 6, 1950 in Lenggries, Germany, to the late
Anna Marie Busico and the late Robert R Corbett, passed away at age 67 on May 24, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri.

She graduated from Granite City high school. Alice was married to the late John Steward. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruby Corbitt;
grandfather, Robert Corbitt; and uncles, Chet Townsend, James Corbitt, and Jack Corbitt. Alice is survived by her daughter, Holly Almond; brothers, Robert W
Corbett, Russell Corbett, and Michael Busico; sisters, Cathy Davis and Dolores Satter; stepbrother, James Busico; stepsister, Teresa Busico;
grandchildren, Allison Wells and Conner Wells; aunts, Louise Townsend, Laverna Corbitt, and Mary Jo Corbitt; and uncle, John S Corbitt.

Friends and family members are welcome to attend the memorial visitation on Mon. June 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory, 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL.
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Irma Eileen Rea, 96, of Granite City died on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Granite City Nursing & Rehab in Granite City, IL.

She was born on May 24, 1922 in Granite City, IL to Scotty E and Amelia nee: Duenning Thompson.

Irma married Frank Rea in 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1990.

The loving mother and grandmother was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Granite City where she was the oldest and longest member. She also
owned Scotty’s Jewelry and Card Shop in Granite City and was a member of the ladies Optimist Club and Eastern Star. Irma loved to watch the triple crown
horse races and loved all of her dogs over her lifetime.

Irma is survived by a son, David (Terry) Rea of Granite City; a granddaughter, Monica Rea (Pam Graklanoff) of Hazelwood, MO; a grandchild, Jamie Headrick
and 2 great grandchildren: Jalyn and Jameson. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, including Andy Manno, Jimmy Thompson and Judy Dustman
and great nieces and nephews: Jeff Manno and Jill & Josh Dustman, whom stayed closest to her.

Besides her husband and parents, Irma is preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bobby” Thompson and 3 sisters: Blanche Jessen, Marie McCabe and
Alma.

A memorial service will be led at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Ave in Granite City, IL. A reception will follow
the service.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Robert Joe Fernandez, 65, of Caseyville passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born August 29, 1952 in East St. Louis. Robert belonged to The Joshua House in St. Louis and was a proud member of the Faithful Few Motorcycle
Club. Bob was a Harley Davidson fan and loved motorcycle riding. He really enjoyed motorcycle swap meets. He cherished his family and enjoyed the
special times shared with his grandchildren, family and many friends.

He is survived by his mother, Frieda (nee: Hayden) Fernandez of Caseyville; son, Jeremy Fernandez of Caseyville; two grandchildren Manuel and Alexandria;
two brothers, Gary Lee Fernandez (Sherri Colbert) of Granite City and Joel Fernandez of North Carolina; seven sisters, Kathy (Danny) King of Collinsville,
Brenda Taylor of Godfrey, Jovita (Manuel) Fernandez of Caseyville, Faye (Michael) Watkins of Granite City, Anita Fernandez (Mike Becker) of Granite City, Tina
(Dennis) Smith of New Douglas and Kim (Mike) Slaton of Pontoon Beach; very special friend, Shela Hunt and numerous nieces, nephews other extended
family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Manuel Fernandez; nephew, Joshua Carpenter, and great nephew, Maxwell Eberlin.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of services at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Memorials can be made to the funeral home in care of the family or the Charity of one’s choice.
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Martin Neil Pappas, 92, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

He was born on May 23, 1926 in Waukeshau, WI to the late Charles and Helen nee: Nickel Pappas.

Martin worked for John Deere for many years in the die cast department. He enjoyed wood working in which he made miniature furniture,

Survivors include a son, Gerald Pappas of Moline, IL and Steven & Erika Reed of Pontoon Beach, whom Martin lived with.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Joseph “Joe’ Paul Morgan, age 21, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Joe was born on
December 31, 1996 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Edwin Morgan Jr. of Granite City, IL and Linda (Morrison) Smith of
Oskaloosa, IA.

At an early age, Joe started taking Tae Kwon Do lessons; earning his 1st Degree Black Belt, after many years of hard work. He also enjoyed hanging out
with his family and friends. Joe loved life, he loved to laugh, but most off all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Joe was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edwin Morgan Sr. and Lucille Morgan.

In addition to his parents, Joe is survived by his brothers, William Russell Morgan and Timothy Wayne (Maggie) Ferguson, both of Granite City, IL; maternal
grandparents, William and Dorothy Morrison of Pontoon Beach, IL; nephew, Landon Trent Ferguson; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 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 Sunday, with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Thelma E. Jacobsmeyer, 94 of Maryville, Illinois, formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Thelma was born on September 23, 1923 on Chouteau Island in Granite City; the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (Resmann) Rock. Thelma was a
long time teller and receptionist for the safety deposit boxes at Central Bank. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and a member of the
Junior Service Club. In her free time, Thelma enjoyed her days spending time with her family and friends.

Thelma is survived by and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law; Lynn and Allen Reiter of Hamel, Illinois; her grandchildren, Matthew Reiter, Sheila
Alexander, Matthew Grable, Alex Bryce; 9 great-grandchildren and numerous close family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Thelma was
preceded in death by her husband; Oliver Jacobsmeyer, whom she married on June 20, 1946; her daughter, Sue Grable; brothers, Edward Rock and
Eugene Rock. In celebration of Thelma’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. with
Pastor Karla Frost officiating at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Friedens Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.
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Glenda Faye (nee: Eaker) Wilson 71, of Granite City, IL was called to heaven on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Christian North
East Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

A Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, Glenda knew no stranger and showed love and compassion to everyone she met. The
lessons and memories she leaves behind will always be remembered and cherished by her family and friends.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents Beaulah “Boots” Eaker and William “Omer” Eaker, and siblings Wilma Eaker, Nelda Eaker, and Dallas Eaker.

She leaves behind her caring husband, Clifford Wilson, her loving daughters, Diane, Dayna and Janelle. Also, left behind are all of her beautiful
grandchildren, Ray Walker, Jessica White, Brittany Pagano, Bridgette West, Kennedi Gonzales, and Benjamin Gonzales. Also, surviving her death are her
great grandchildren, Zoey, Olivia, Molli, Dayton, Aubrey, Mya, Malania and Jackson and two siblings, William Kenneth Eaker and Steven Eaker and her dog,
Buddy.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Pontoon Beach, IL where services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Jack Howard Hubbell, 81 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at his home. Jack was born on
December 21, 1936 in Greenville, Illinois; the son of the late Clarence Edgar and Edith Irene (Bassett) Hubbell.

Jack was a courier for Lanter in Madison, Illinois and he had attended Second Baptist Church in Granite City. Jack grew up on a farm and enjoyed his days
of being outside. He enjoyed a good game of golf and sometimes served as a golf caddy. He liked to bowl and spend time with his family and will be
remembered for his generous heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Jack is survived by and will be missed by his children; Kimberly (Rodger) Wilson of Bolingbrook, Illinois, Jeff Hubbell of Smithboro, Illinois; grandchildren,
Adam (Megan) Wilson, Hannah (David) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Mackinzie Wilson, Hank Wilson, Levi Anderson; sisters, Edith JoAnn “Jody” Hubbell,
Laura Susan (Ted) Jenkins; brother, John Wayne (Nancy) Hubbell. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife; Wanda June
(Lupardus) Hubbell, whom he married on December 4, 1964. In celebration of Jack’s life, a graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:00
p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Second Baptist Church,
Operation Christmas Child, 2100 Illinois Ave., Granite City, IL 62040.
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Noel Oren Bailey, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon,
IL. Noel was born on December 15, 1927 in Paducah, KY, a son of the late O. Bailey and Maggie (Newsome) Green.

Noel was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On November 1, 1947, Noel married Joyce Jean Blada, the love of his life, in St.
Louis, MO., and Joyce passed away on February 10, 2017. He had retired from Granite City Steel as an engineer after forty-two years of dedicated service.
Noel was a faithful member Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed gardening, traveling with Joyce and going to church to serve the Lord. Noel
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, Noel was preceded in death by two sons, Neil and Bruce Bailey; sister, Ninete Crabtree; and by his stepfather, Leonard
Green.

He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bobi Bailey of Alliance, NE; daughter-in-law, Martha Bailey of Granite City, IL; proud
grandfather to John Bailey, Barb Hustedt, Dodi Megli and Holly Bailey; proud great-grandfather to Nathan Bailey, Beca Bailey, Austin Hustedt, Kayla Hustedt,
Rett Megli and Reese Megli; proud great-great-grandfather to Anna Bailey and Lexi Bailey.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 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 Friday, June 1, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Noel will be
laid to rest next to Joyce at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Floyd J. Burlingame, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Evergreen Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Effingham, Illinois.

He was born September 10, 1927 in Jefferson City, Missouri, a son of the late Ivy and Viola (Roark) Burlingame.

He married Zelma “Ruth” (Walker) Burlingame on January 17, 1946 and she passed away on December 25, 2013.

He had owned and operated Burlingame Construction for many years and proudly served his country with the United States Army. He was a dedicated
member of the Pontoon Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He enjoyed woodworking and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Carol Burlingame of Mulberry Grove and David and Davia Burlingame of Pennsylvania; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Jerry Marshall of Florida and Sue and Richard McCarrell of Michigan; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren;
five great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Glen and Donald Burlingame; a sister, Shirley Brown; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Weeks and two brothers, Warren and Jimmy Burlingame.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at the Pontoon Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with
Reverend Rich McCarrell officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the Pontoon Baptist Church.
Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements.
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Wesley J. Temple, 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:55 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, Illinois.

He was born January 28, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Henry and Thelma (Huskey) Temple.

He had worked as a steelworker with Feralloy Steel in Granite City. He loved to dance and be outdoors. He was always ready to host a party with friends and
family, loved watching baseball, throwing washers and playing cards.

He is survived by two daughters, Angie Temple of St. Louis, Missouri and Tiffany Temple of Edwardsville, Illinois; three grandchildren, Angel, Alyssa and
Hayden; two great grandchildren, Brantley and Bentlee; a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Ronnie Stilwell of Arnold, Missouri, two brothers and sisters-
in-law, Terry and Donna Temple of Labadie, Missouri and Henry “Butch” and Cindy Temple of House Springs, Missouri; sister-in-law, Karen Temple of
Wentzville, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tedrick Temple.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Graveside services will be at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
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Janet M. Landrus, 78, of Glen Carbon, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 after suffering
from numerous illnesses recently. Her family was by her side.

She was born on August 9, 1939 in Edwardsville, the daughter of Carl and Matilda “Tillie” Landrus. Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Carla (Mike) DeConcini; a nephew, Michael (Amy) DeConcini; a niece, Anessa (Scott) Plummer; 2 great-nephews, Jastin
Jackson and Evan DeConcini; a great-niece, Alia DeConcini; a special Godson, Bill Paddock and a special cousin, Connie Evans, all of Glen Carbon.

Janet was active with the Glen Carbon Seniors’ Group where she enjoyed playing cards and dominoes and going on church outings as well as other
planned trips.

Friends may call from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL where a memorial will be held
immediately following prepared and presented by Bill Paddock. Her remains will be cremated. Interment will be at Glen Carbon City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 333 Salem Place, Suite 165, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. The Heartland Team was superb
in caring for Janet and the family during this special time of need.
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George Valicoff, age 91, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Mari de
Villa Senior Living, Town and Country, MO. George was born on November 15, 1926 in Madison, IL, a son of the late
James J. Valicoff Sr. and Helen (Jankowski) Valicoff.

George was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On September 20, 1947, George married Pauline Donley, the love of his life and
Pauline passed away on January 29, 2012, after sixty-five years of marriage. George and Pauline owned and operated Alright Cleaners in Granite City, IL, for
many years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. George 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, George was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Freed; and by his brother, James Valicoff Jr.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Valerie (Larry) Sidener of St. Louis, MO and Diane (Steve) Schneider of O’Fallon, MO; proud grandfather to Cortney
Sidener, Tyler Sidener and Sarah Schneider; proud great-grandfather to Kingston Wintergate, Bella Ruebsam, Nolen Wilson and Clayton Wilson; extended
family and many friends.

In following George’s wishes he will be cremated with a burial to follow at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Ronald R. Fields, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:49 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born December 9, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Fred and Mary Fields.

He married Elizabeth “Geri” (Harris) Fields on September 26, 1970 in Granite City and she survives.

Ronald had worked as an inside carpenter for many years with Tile Craft in St. Louis before retiring from Lami in St. Peters, Missouri with many years of his
skill in cabinetry work. He proudly served his country with the United States Marines. He loved his days of bowling, working on his many Volkswagen
vehicles through the years, watching western movies and listening to music.

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 two sons and a
daughter-in-law, Ron and Danna Fields of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Jason Fields of Granite City; three grandchildren, Warner, Brenlee and Madden Fields;
step-sister, Nell Pearson of Granite City; half-sister, Joane Hogan of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Fields.

In celebration of his life, a graveside service with full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday,
May 25, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Eileen F. Valencia, 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:57 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Barnes Jewish
Extended Care in Clayton, Missouri.

She was born July 30, 1950 in Granite City, a daughter of the late George and Louise (Schall) Bodi.

She married Stanley M. Valencia on August 26, 1972 in Granite City and he survives.

Eileen had worked 25 years as a corporate secretary with Color Process Company in Clayton, Missouri and along with her husband, they owned and
operated Ernie and Annie’s, Inc. in Lincoln Place with over 32 years of dedication to our community.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Mexican Honorary Commission. She enjoyed her days of playing softball, watching baseball,
gardening, bowling and watching her grandchildren’s hockey years. She was very active with the community and enjoyed having benefits and supporting
many organizations and people through the years.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Beth Ann and Brian Orsborn of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; three
grandchildren, Megan E. Peach of Edwardsville, Cameron R. Orbsorn of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and Joshua T. Orsborn of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; two
brothers, Anthony Bodi and John Bodi; a sister, Diane Allen; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bodi.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Margaret A. (nee Wyatt) Myatt, 79, of Highland, Illinois, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at her residence.

Margaret was born May 3, 1939, to Lonnie and Mary (nee Heavner) Wyatt, in Jackson, Tennessee.

She was a member of Southern Baptist Church, Highland, Illinois.

After retirement from American Steel, she worked several years at the Weinheimer Building in Highland. She loved her time with her family, especially her
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her Children, Darin (Bev) Dawson, Highland, IL, Darla (Rob) Ebert, St. Louis, MO, and Missy (Matt) Rogier, Highland, IL; Grandchildren,
Tara (Josh) Abbett, Richard Dawson, Ashley (Ryan) Carolan, Trey Ebert, Brendan Ebert, Ryan Ebert, Abigail Rogier, Sophia Rogier, Phoebe Rogier, Heather
Lynch, Michael Payne; Great Grandchildren, Charlotte Abbett, Carter Dawson, Layka Lynch, Lyla Lynch; Brother, Ronnie (Clara) Wyatt; Niece and Nephews,
Christine, Jeff & Jeremy; Many aunts, uncles and cousins in Jackson, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Mary Wyatt.

Memorials may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center, Highland, IL.

Visitation: Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Funeral Service: No services scheduled.
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Susan Elaine Valentine, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Sun. May 20, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born Nov. 7, 1954 in Granite City to C. Yvonne (Champion) Ellis of Granite City and the late Harry E. Ellis who died in 2002.

Susan worked at several libraries in the area, including Granite City, SWIC, Cahokia and was the Director at Smithton. She loved to draw, paint and remodel
her home and loved to travel.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son: Christopher E. Ellis of Granite City; a grandson: Christopher E. Ellis Jr. of Wright City, MO; a brother: Clay
A. Ellis of Granite City; and a sister: Julia L. Elllis of Granite City. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her father she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Gladys D. McAmish.

Services are private.
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John Peter Harizal Jr., age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on February 21, 2018 at his home. John was born on June
27, 1953 in Granite City, IL.

John was preceded in death by his father, John Peter Harizal Sr.; one brother, Christopher Harizal and by his sister, Anne Harizal.

John is survived by his loving mother, Dolores Harizal of Granite City, IL; dear brothers, Phillip (Laurie) Harizal of Owasso, OK and Matt (Tracy) Harizal of
Pleasanton, CA; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Villa Marie Winery, 5463 E. Main Street, Maryville, IL.
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Wilma M. Willaredt, 95, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Collinsville and Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:00 a.m. on
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born June 1, 1922 in Sand Prairie, Illinois, a daughter of the late William and Alvina (Strackeljahn) Bruns.

She married Harley Otto Willaredt on November 30, 1944 in Collinsville and he passed away on November 19, 2003.

She was a faithful and loving farm wife and cherished the love and special times shared with her entire family. She was a dedicated member of St. John
United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was a part of the Evening Guild.
She was a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau, The Farm Bureau Prime Timers, Horseradish Growers of Madison County, Women’s Auxiliary of
the Tri-County Vegetable Growers and the Glen Carbon Senior Citizens. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, dancing and attending grandchildren
sporting events through the years. She was very social and loved being with her friends and enjoyed playing cards and pinochle.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Karen Willaredt of Collinsville; a son-in-law, James Sagovac of Troy; three grandchildren and their
spouses, Christopher and Betty Sagovac of Collinsville, Alyson and Mike Soden of St. Jacob and David Willaredt of Collinsville; two sisters-in-law, Shirley
Bruns of Collinsville and Doris Keller of Maryville; two brothers-in-law, George Willaredt of Edwardsville and Jospeh Schroeder of Columbia, Missouri; loving
caregiver, Linnea Vesley; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanne Sagovac and a brother, Homer Bruns.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Collinsville.
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David Earl Jackson, 81, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Clinton, KY, passed away at 4:57 p.m. Thurs. May 17, 2018 at his
home surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936 in Clinton, KY to the late David & Olen (Cooper) Jackson.

He married his high school sweetheart, Monnie L. Moran in Clinton, KY in Oct. 1957. She survives in Granite City.

He served honorably in the United States Air Force and was a U.S. Postal letter carrier for 30 years. He enjoyed his life fishing, boating and hunting, along
with spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mr. Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church of Madison for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Michael (Patty) Jackson of Granite City and Gregory (Suzanne) Jackson of Collinsville, IL; a daughter:
Michelle (Charles) Dawson of Freeburg, IL; grandchildren: Joseph (Michelle) Jackson of Mitchell, IL, Steven Forester of Collinsville, IL, Ryan Dawson of
Edwardsville, IL, Ryleigh Dawson and Reygan Dawson of Freeburg, IL; great-grandchildren: Justin Robert, Mackenzie, Lillian and Olivia; brother: Raymond
(Sue) Jackson of Clinton, KY; a sister-in-law: Ethel Jackson of Clinton, KY; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed and loved by all.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Tyler Dawson; brothers: Willis (Alice) Jackson, Melvin (Alice) Jackson and Denzil Jackson;
and sisters: Dollie (Willis) Chapman, Audrey (Bill) Kirby and Donie (Bud) Jackson.

Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Mon. May 21, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Timothy Arthur Briggs, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home. Timothy was born
on July 16, 1959 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Harold E. “Gene” Briggs Sr. and Elizabeth A. (Phillips) Briggs.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Mausoleum, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Mausoleum on Saturday.

Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates/
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Cody Wayne Wallace, 23 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Granite City.

Cody was born on August 8, 1994 in Wood River, IL. Cody was a marble and granite installer for Eastside Marble and Granite in Granite City, IL. He was a
graduate of Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in Champaign, IL and in his free time Cody enjoyed his days of listening to music, hiking, fishing and being
outside, especially spending time at the beach. Most of all Cody loved to spend time with his family. Cody will be remembered for the love of his family and
all the special times they shared together.

Cody is survived by and will be missed by his dad; Kipp Wallace of Granite City, IL; his mom, Tammy (Littlejohn) Wallace of Troy, MO; grandparents, Charles
and Kathleen Littlejohn of Granite City, IL, grandma, Martha McGee of Granite City, IL; sister, Bobbie Wallace of Granite City, IL; brother, Brandon Wallace of
Granite City, IL and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many other close family members and friends.

Cody was preceded in death by his grandpa, Rick Wallace.

In celebration of Cody’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian
Crippen officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations may be made in Cody’s memory to the family.
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Betty Jean Freeman, 87 of Madison, Illinois passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur,
MO.

Betty was born on September 25, 1930 in New Madrid, MO; the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Oller) Mowery. Betty was a homemaker and a mom
who dedicated her life to raising her family. She enjoyed her days tinkering in her yard with her flowers and watching hummingbirds. Betty will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Betty is survived by and will be missed by her children; Darrell L. (Joan) Freeman, Kevin A. (Mary) Freeman, Linda J. Freeman, Michelle D. Freeman; uncle,
Kenneth (Bev) Oller; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Freeman; her sons, Donald R. Freeman, Larry M. Freeman; her daughter,
Judith A. (Freeman) Legate; son-in-law, Jerry L. Legate; brother, Johnnie Mowery; sister, Margie Villa.

In celebration of Betty’s life, graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite
City.
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Dale James Dotzauer, 51, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Village
Center Care Community in Wentzville, Missouri.

He was born August 26, 1966 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of Earl G. Dotzauer of Granite City and the late Marie (Manguso) Dotzauer.

He had worked as a courier and had a love of movies and playing video games.

In addition to his father, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jessica and Stephan Grimm of Hazelwood, Missouri, Laura Dotzauer of
Granite City and Meagan and Jacob Williams of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Georgia Dotzauer of Granite City; seven
grandchildren; a brother, Donald G. Dotzauer of Key West, Florida; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, cremation rites will be accorded and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Elks
Crippled Children.
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Mark Anthony Bemis, 87, formerly of Granite City, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab in
Caseyville.

He was born June 20, 1930 in Tripler, WI. Charles and Lena (nee: Ruscinski) Bemis. He married Lillian Mae Dudek, September 8, 1962 in Dubois, IL. Mark
was retired from Laclede Steel in Alton; he served his country in the United States Airforce and was a member of the American Legion Post 0113 in Granite
City.

He is survived by his wife, Lilian Mae Bemis; son and daughter in law, Jeffrey Mark and Dana Bemis of Collinsville; two brothers, Martin and Jerome Bemis
both of Ironton, MI; four sisters, Ellen Jane Bemis of Milwaukee, WI, Kathleen Bemis of Ironton River, MI, Peggy Dosch of Milwaukee, WI and Susan Swift of
Kernerville, NC and a granddog, Lacie Marie

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles “Pat”, Jim and Allen “Muggs” Bemis and a sister, Mary Marlene Bemis.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:
30 a.m. Friday, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon.
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Gregory “Greg” Allen Miller, 54, of Granite City passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born December 18, 1963 in Granite City to Hubbard and Dee Anna (Cralley) Miller. Greg worked as an IT Specialist for ICC Engineering in St. Louis.

He is survived by his mother, Dee Anna Miller of Granite City; fiancé, the love of his life, Tracy Romeo of Granite City; brother, Dr. A. Todd Miller of Louisiana,
MO; sister, Kristi Patrick of St. Clair Shores, MI; two aunts, Judy Broshow and Carol Nelson and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Tami Braun.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Patrick Glenn Gibson, 41, of Granite City, IL, passed away on May 10, 2018.

Patrick was a loving husband of Skye Amber Gibson and father to Malina Skye, Trenton Glenn, Windy Skye and Kara Sue. Patrick is also survived by his
mother, Barbara Ann Gibson, his sister, Gretchen Ann Morris (Ernie, and family) and his brother, Peter Joseph Gibson (and family). Preceding in death were
his father, Glenn Joseph Gibson, his infant brother, David Glenn Gibson, and his grandparents, Herbert Henry and Florence Henrietta Wilper, Alonzo Glenn
Gibson, Ruth Francis and Hubert Payton McClintic.

Patrick was born on May 9, 1977 and as a child, he excelled as an avid member of the St. Elizabeth’s Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. In recognition of
his extraordinary scout skills and his long voluntary service to the community, Patrick received the distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1993. Patrick
graduated Granite City High School in 1995 and began shortly thereafter serving his apprenticeship in Chicago, IL, to become a journeyman union glazier. In
2000, Patrick transferred to the Glaziers, Architectural Metals and Glass Worker’s Local Union 513, in St. Louis, Mo, where he is still a current member.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Patrick was also known well for his artistic ability and for his skills in wood working and wood carving.

Visitation & Funeral: In celebration of Patrick’s life, visitation will be held by the family from 9 AM to 11 AM, on May 14, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
in Granite City, IL. At 11 AM, a funeral Mass will be said by the celebrant, Father Zachery Edgar, followed by the burial services at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

These are difficult times, therefore, donations in lieu of flowers would be much more appreciated by Patrick’s surviving wife and children.
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Bobby Wayne Whitford, 47, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:14 a.m. Fri. May 11, 2018 in Salem, MO.

He was born Dec. 5, 1970 in Granite City.

Bobby had been a member of West 22nd St. Baptist Church in Granite City.  He loved being with his family and friends, race cars, Harley Davidson
motorcycles, mud bog racing and had raised cattle.

He is survived by a sister: Wanda Allen of Granite City; nieces and nephews: Angela (Arron) Underwood, Taylor Allen and Joshua Allen of Granite City,
Chrissie (Mike) Sherman of Steelville, MO, “Little Larry” (Jessica) Whitford of Cuba, MO, Trevor Bernaix of Granite City and Tonya Palmer of FL; many other
special cousins and dear friends: Jennifer & Bryan White of Granite City; and his beloved dogs: Dixie, Scooter, Bullet and Brindy.

He was preceded in death by his father: Gordon Whitford; and a sister: Tammy Darlene Bernaix.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. May 15, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Noon Wed. May 16, 2018
at Corinth Cemetery in Dover, TN.

Memorials may be made to the family
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Elizabeth Eleanor Anderton, 71, of Granite City died on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home.

She was born on April 7, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to Earl J. and Gertrude E. nee: Massey Benefield.

Elizabeth married Steven Anderton on October 24, 1968 in Long Beach, CA.

The loving wife and mother enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.

Besides her husband of 49 years, Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Janet (David) Cary of Bonduel. WI; 5 sons: Michael Anderton of Mitchell, IL, Robert
(Megan) Anderton of Alton, IL, Frank (Agnieszka) Anderton of St. Louis, MO, Gene (Majken) Anderton of Lake St. Louis, MO and Brian (Samantha) Anderton of
Deloge, MO; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services are private.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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William David Gaddy, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:58 a.m. Thurs. May 10, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born Sept. 16, 1950 in Granite City to the late Russell & Helen (Partyka) Gaddy.

He and Felicia A. Trindle were married in 1973 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death Feb. 15, 2018.

Mr. Gaddy was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran having served two tours of duty. He retired as an auto body repairman and had worked at Meyer
Oldsmobile and Wagner Buick.   He loved to hunt and fish when he was younger.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Laura (Ron) Wright and Karen Bauman of Granite City; a son: Robert Gaddy of Branson, MO; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-
grandchildren; 2 brothers: Russell and Vincent Gaddy; and a sister: Phyllis Smith of Granite City.

Besides his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Gaddy and a grandson, Blake Bauman.

Per his wishes he will be cremated.
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Raymond Edward “Butsie” Meyer Sr., 83 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at
University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville.

He was born December 12, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late John and Julia (Breier) Meyer.

Raymond was born in St. Louis and grew up there. He spent the majority of his working years at Stout Industries as a Foreman with 35 years of service in
outdoor sign manufacturing. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed the outdoors and his days of fishing and loved to barbeque. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Raymond and Tina Meyer Jr. of Patterson, Missouri, Julia and Michael Ruble of Annapolis, Missouri,
Ronald and Martha Meyer of Piedmont, Missouri, Walter and Beverly Meyer of Jackson, Missouri, Donald and Diane Meyer of Patterson, Missouri, Brian and
Amanda Meyer of Granite City, Illinois and Melissa and Freddie Layne of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter Meyer of
Saint Charles, Missouri, Arnold Meyer of Granite City, Illinois, David Meyer of St. Louis, Missouri and John Meyer of St. Charles, Missouri, sisters, Mary Jane
Hebblethwaite of St. Louis, Missouri, Dorothy Ochoa of South Roxana, Illinois and Shirley Diehl of Indiana; his beloved friends and former wives, Loretta
Lundy of Patterson, Missouri and Marianne Meyer of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Meyer.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Floyd J. Burlingame, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Evergreen Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Effingham, Illinois.

He was born September 10, 1927 in Jefferson City, Missouri, a son of the late Ivy and Viola (Roark) Burlingame.

He married Zelma “Ruth” (Walker) Burlingame on January 17, 1946 and she passed away on December 25, 2013.

He had owned and operated Burlingame Construction for many years and proudly served his country with the United States Army. He was a dedicated
member of the Pontoon Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He enjoyed woodworking and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Carol Burlingame of Mulberry Grove and David and Davia Burlingame of Pennsylvania; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Jerry Marshall of Florida and Sue and Richard McCarrell of Michigan; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren;
five great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Glen and Donald Burlingame; a sister, Shirley Brown; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Weeks and two brothers, Warren and Jimmy Burlingame.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at the Pontoon Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with
Reverend Rich McCarrell officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Mark Christopher DeGonia, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Mark was born on July 19, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a son of David DeGonia and Janet
(Heaton) DeGonia of Granite City, IL.

Mark was a Union Plumber for Local 360 in East St. Louis, IL, for many years. He enjoyed playing pool, golfing and having good times with his friends. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family, and especially taking his grandchildren to the zoo. Mark 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 was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Reed Rutter.

In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by his loving children, Miriam (Delshon) Matkins of Granite City, IL, Lt. Matthew (Lt. Virginia) DeGonia of Cape
Girardeau, MO, Mason DeGonia of Granite City, IL, Morgan DeGonia of Canton, OH and Marc DeGonia of Granite City, IL; brothers, Michael (Rhonda)
DeGonia of Granite City, IL, Donald DeGonia of Glen Carbon, IL and David (Erica) DeGonia of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to six grandchildren and one
on the way; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, at Irwin Chapel, with Lt. Matthew DeGonia officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL. Family and friends are asked to
meet directly at the cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the DeGonia family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Mark Steven Bowles, 51, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:28 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center.

He was born December 29, 1966 in Granite City.

He had worked as a manager at Triad Manufacturing in St. Louis with over 27 years of service in information technology.

He was a Master diver and instructor, traveling the world and experiencing many remarkable dives throughout the years. He was also a member of the
Bubblemasters Underwater Recovery Team was a certified E.M.T.

Mark was very technology savvy and had many advanced computer training courses and certifications.
He had received an Associate Degree in Science and in Arts from the Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.

He also had a love for hockey and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Diana L. (Cox) Bowles of Granite City; his father, Donald W. Bowles of Edwardsville; a half-brother, John Meszaros of Chatham;
aunt, Tammy Bowles of Granite City; great aunt, Terry Rea of Granite City; many cousins; other extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death
by his grandparents, Clarence W. and Ruth Jean Cox Jr. and Isabelle and Walter Bowles and a brother, John Michael Meszaros.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.
until time of service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Epilepsy Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.


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