Bruce Lee Price, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:38 a.m. Sat. Feb. 20, 2021 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

He was born Feb. 23, 1931 in Zilla, WA to the late Calla Mildred (Walling) Price Taylor and Carey John Price.

On Apr. 9, 1957, he and Anna Marie Wallace were married in St. Louis.  She preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2009.

Bruce retired from the US Airforce after more than 20 years of service.  After retirement, he worked at the Stardust Skate Center and for Black & Decker.   
He loved to tinker.

Survivors include: 2 daughters: Vickie (Gus) Navarrete and Theresa Price of Granite City; a son: Joseph (Paula) Price of Wentzville, MO; 3 grandchildren:
Austin (Crysta) Navarrete, Sydney (Mike) Elmer and Savannah (Mike Noel) Price; an expected grandson: Brady Scott; and 4 siblings.

Services are private with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory and may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Patricia Ann Gurkin, 74 of Granite City passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

Patricia was born on February 17, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Wheeler) Yankey. Patricia had attended Ivy
Heights Church of God in Wood River and in her free time she enjoyed her days of working in her garden tending to her flowers. Patricia was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always put the needs of her family before her own and she will be remembered for all the special
times they shared together.

Patricia is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Gerald “Dennis” Gurkin, whom she married on March 20, 1964; her son, Dennis Gurkin of
Granite City; granddaughter, Ashley Gurkin of Troy, MO; great-grandson, Lawrence Hopkins of Troy, MO; brother, Robert and Sybil Yankey; nephew, Chris
Yankey; nieces, Julie Amlung, Elizabeth Thompson and many other close family members and friends.

A private visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration
of Patricia’s life, private services will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. In memory of Patricia, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Donald Roger Eckert of Saint Charles, Missouri passed from death to new life on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Don was
87 years old.

Don grew up in Granite City, Illinois where he met his wife Joyce Elayne Garrard and was married on February 3, 1956. Don graduated from the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Bachelor degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Don went on to serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the United States Air Force, stationed as a flight maintenance officer at McGuire Air Force Base in New Hanover, New Jersey. Following his military
service, Don returned with his young family to St. Louis, Missouri to begin his life-long career with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing as a stress engineer
for the United States Air Force fleet of fighter jets. Don and Joyce raised their five children in Florissant, Missouri where they attended Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church and later Atonement Lutheran Church. Don was an active member of his church community and served as elder during his patronage.
Don enjoyed fishing, golf, cheering his kids on in their various sports related activities and was actively involved in scouting with his son. Following the
untimely death of his first wife Joyce, Don later remarried Dorothy Hubbard Eckert, who has preceded him in death.

Don is survived by his brother, Robert Eckert of Seattle, Washington, his sister-in-law Marilyn Schaefer of Greenville, Illinois, and his five children; Donna
Jones and husband Bruce, Debbie Short and husband Bryan, Steven Eckert and wife Chris, Diane Vaughan and husband David, Laura Schmidt and
husband Phil. Don is also survived by his eleven grandchildren; Casie Jones, Christy Blair and husband Scott, Justin Short and wife Rebecca, Jake
Eckert and wife Emily, Michael Eckert and fiance Melissa, Hannah Herum and husband Josh, Lydia Shank and husband David, Ethan Vaughan, Adam
Vaughan, Emily Schmidt, and Lindsey Schmidt and by his six great grandchildren; Ellie, Remi, Reese, Rowan, Truman, and Emerson, with still more on
the way!

A private service has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Don will be laid to rest at
Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, also located in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Saint Louis, 4406 Saint Vincent Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63119.
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Edward “Ed” L. Broyles, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in
O’Fallon, IL.

Ed was born on October 2, 1946 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Edward E. Broyles and Concetta “Connie” M. (Finazzo) Wheeler.

Edward was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, godfather, uncle and a friend to many. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church and Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL, and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Ed worked as a truck
driver for a beer distributor in the Granite City area for many years. He also worked several years for the City of Granite. Ed loved playing bocee ball and
was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and duck hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Ed 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, Edward was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosalie Atwater and Denise Miller; and by his fiancée , Linda Doss.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Mary Beth (Greg Magac) Young of Dorsey, IL, Stephanie Broyles of Troy, IL and Jessica (Jacob Humphrey) Broyles
of Granite City, IL; siblings, Patricia Headrick of Hudson, IL, Pamela (Harold “Junior”) Pool of Granite City, IL and Tony (Tina) Broyles of Bunker Hill, IL ;
step-brother, Walter (Diane) Wheeler of Maryville, IL; step-father, James Wheeler of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Jesse (Kaiti) Young, Haley
Broyles, Abigail Young, Ciara Broyles, Alexis Broyles, Dominic Mehl and Cody Daugherty; proud great-grandfather to Isaiah Westerdale; special friend
and caregiver, Helen Beeler; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A private visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
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Gary L. Jones, 65 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home.

Gary was born on December 10, 1955 in Granite City; the son of the late Donald and Pauline (Thweatt) Jones. Gary was a laborer at American Steel and
drove for Checkered Cab Company in Granite City. He will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Gary is survived by and will be missed by his children; Nicole Jones (Joseph Wallace) of Granite City, Christine Jones (Brett McIntosh) of Granite City,
Donald and Amy Jones of Granite City, Ethan Jones of Baldwin, IL, Aaron Groetecke of Granite City; grandchildren, Landon Vonburg, Troy Schofield, Seth
McIntosh, Miaya Kessler, Mikah Kessler, Talon Vonburg, Lillie Daniels, Dylan Jones, Emmitt Jones, Eric Jones, Leland Jones, Abigail Jones, Mikayla
Jones; sister, Terri Jones and many other close family members and friends.

In celebration of Gary’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.
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Wanda W. Kutzera, age 92, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

Wanda was born on June 7, 1928 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Kenneth Prack and Katherine “Penny” (Johnston) Prack.

In 1954, Wanda married Albert L. Kutzera in Granite City, IL and Albert passed away on November 2, 2009. Wanda retired from the Board of Education
Office as a secretary from Granite City School District 9 in 1987, after twenty-five years of dedicated service. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Wanda
was also a talented artist who loved painting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Wanda was a loving mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Wanda is survived by her loving sons, Richard (Karen) Rose of Collinsville, IL and Terence (Debbie) Rose of Barnhart, MO; sister-in-law, Patsy (John)
Uzunoff of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society.
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William “Henry” Clark, 65, of Golden Eagle, IL died on Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 30, 1955 in Granite City, IL to Charles and Beverly (Ziegler) Clark.

Henry was a welder for over 40 years working for area contractors and construction companies.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and especially his
Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Besides his mother, Henry is survived by 4 daughters:  Amber (Justin Epperson) Clark of Golden Eagle, IL, Angela (Alonzo Hayes) Clark of Granite City,
IL, Ashley Clark of Granite City, IL and Amanda Clark of St. Louis, MO; 13 grandchildren:  Natalee, Brylee, Averee, Isaiah, Gage, Reed, Oliver, Greyson,
Jaece, Tyler, Carlos, Raquel and Austin;  a great-grandson, Josiah; a brother, Wayne Clark of Granite City, IL and 3 sisters:  Tina Clark of Granite City, IL,
Vicki Percy of Wilsonville, IL and Barbara Clark of Granite City, IL.

Henry is preceded in death by his father; a grandson, Hunter; a brother, Charles Clark, Jr and a sister, Pamela Clark.

Professional services are entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Gary L. Jones, 65 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home.

Gary was born on December 10, 1955 in Granite City; the son of the late Donald and Pauline (Thweatt) Jones. Gary was a laborer at American Steel and
drove for Checkered Cab Company in Granite City. He will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Gary is survived by and will be missed by his children; Nicole Jones (Joseph Wallace) of Granite City, Christine Jones (Brett McIntosh) of Granite City,
Donald and Amy Jones of Granite City, Ethan Jones of Baldwin, IL, Aaron Groetecke of Granite City; grandchildren, Landon Vonburg, Troy Schofield, Seth
McIntosh, Miaya Kessler, Mikah Kessler, Talon Vonburg, Lillie Daniels, Dylan Jones, Emmitt Jones, Eric Jones, Leland Jones, Abigail Jones, Mikayla
Jones; sister, Terri Jones and many other close family members and friends.

In celebration of Gary’s life, a private family service will be held at a later date.
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Steve Charles “Scuba Steve” Suddeth, 55, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 14,
2021 at his home.

He was born October 7, 1965 in Highland, Illinois, a son of John Marvin and Iris Darlene (Luncsford) Suddeth of Crystal City, Missouri.

He married Rhonda Lynn (McIntosh) Suddeth on April 13, 1991 in Edwardsville and she survives.

He was employed at Granite City Steel with ten years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

He was a member of the Steelworker’s Local #1899 and a proud fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Steve enjoyed riding his motorcycle, had a love for
music and his days of fishing. He loved the outdoors and was always up for a good bonfire or day of barbequing. He was always the life of the party,
cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by four children, Amber and Brian Bauman of South Carolina, Cassandra Polach of Granite
City, Cory Suddeth of Granite City and Kameron Suddeth of Granite City; six grandchildren, Logan, Kamden, Madan, Ashten, Anthony and Aaron; four
sisters, Sheila and Mark Hicks of Salem, Illinois, Monica and Scott Paolucci of Granite City, Sherri and Bill Paolucci of Sandoval, Illinois and Lisa and
Justin Elders of Arnold, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Teresa and Bradley Briggs of Granite City; two brothers-in-law, Robert and Shannon McIntosh of
Hazelwood, Missouri and Gene and Tina McIntosh of St. Petersburg, Florida; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Marie Suddeth and Edgar and Harriett Luncsford and a nephew, Jakob McIntosh.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel on Friday, February 19, 2021 with Reverend Mike Rayson
officiating.

You may join the family by watching the funeral Livestream on Irwin Chapel’s website at 4:00 p.m.

The Suddeth family invites all family and friends to join them at the Granite City Elks Lodge in Granite City at 6:00 p.m. for a time of celebration in his
memory.

Memorials may be made to Coordinated Youth and Human Services to help support the school.
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Randall “Randy” Peach, age 60, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 14,
2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Randy was born on February 19, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Robert Peach Sr. and Dormalee (Mayes) Peach.

Randy was a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He had worked at Jefferson Tent & Awning Company in St. Louis, MO., for many years. Randy was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping and
spending time at his cabin in Sullivan, MO. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Randy 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, Randy was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Peach Jr.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Ashley (Ryan Gnaegy) Peach of Collinsville, IL; dear sisters, Karen (Lester) Thompson of Granite City, IL and
Christy Piel of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Austin Malzynski, Avery Gnaegy and Tate Gnaegy all of Collinsville, IL; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mark
Maynard officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Barbara ”Barb” Marie LaPeire, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Evelyn’s House
in Creve Coeur, MO.

Barb was born on April 23, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, daughter of the late Joseph John Gruber and Effie Marie (Warren) Gruber, preceded in death by her
dear sister Rebecca Gruber.

On September 17, 1983, Barb Gruber married Jack LaPeire, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Barb was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and a friend
to many. She graduated from Granite City High School in 1966. Barb retired from Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm in St. Louis, MO, as a legal secretary
after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed taking Zumba classes at the gym, cooking for loved ones, and going shopping with her sisters. She
was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan and adored decorating for the holiday season. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Barb 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.

Barb is survived by her devoted husband of thirty-seven years, Jack LaPeire of Granite City, IL; loving son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Nikki LaPeire of
St. Louis, MO; dear sisters, Jana Gruber of St. Charles, MO and Lisa Gruber of St. Charles, MO; granddaughter on the way; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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David A. Allison Sr., age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO. David was born on February 28, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Russell Allison and
Goldie (Boyle) Allison.

On September 4, 2010, David married Linda Cook in Granite City, IL. David was a faithful member of Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL and he
loved going to church to serve the Lord. He had previously worked for Dow Chemical and Monsanto. He took early retirement from Monsanto after many
years of dedicated service. David always believed in working hard and after retiring he started working at Gateway Foundation in Caseville, IL, as a
maintenance man, retiring again after many years. He enjoyed spending time at his property at Gascony Village in Herman, MO, fishing, riding his golf
cart and just sitting by the lake relaxing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. David was a loving husband, father,
brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a dear friend to many who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by five sisters, Anna Allison, Neva Allison, Eva Kurtz, Nina Williams and Wanda Mae Renner; and
by a brother, Glen Allison.

David is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Allison of Granite City, IL; loving children, Debbie (Chris) Vaughn and Davey “Bud” (Nikki) Allison both of
Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Ernie (Pat) Allison of Jerseyville, IL, Mary (Wendell) Chester of Granite City, IL and Joyce Cook of Granite City, IL; proud
grandfather to Keri (Scott) Kugler, Kourtney (Rusty) Vaughn, C.J. (Shannon) Vaughn, Kevin (Julia) Fischer, Kyle Fischer, Ashley (David) Kirkpatrick, Parker
Allison and Sarah Allison; proud great-grandfather to Tanner Goodman, Taisley Goodman, Calvin Kugler, Cameron Vaughn, Devon Vaughn, Tyler
Vaughn, Savannah Vaughn, Dawson Kirkpatrick and Austin Fischer; beloved dog, Ginger; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2020 at Freedom Worship Center, Granite City, IL,
with Pastor Gary Cook officiating. Interment will be in Manchester City Cemetery in Manchester, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Verna Mae Ruebhausen, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 at
Cedarhurst of Granite City.

She was born August 25, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Thom Parks and Maude Parks Ernie.

She married Dean F. Ruebhausen on December 10, 1954 in Granite City and he passed away on July 29, 2009.

Verna was a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball and enjoyed
attending S.O.A.R. gatherings and the H.O.P.E. luncheons. Verna and Dean were members of the Granite City Elk’s Lodge for many years and made
wonderful memories with their friends and fellow members. Verna loved to read and worked for nearly a decade at the Granite City Public Library. Dogs,
babies, Elvis and ice cream could always put a smile on Verna’s face. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, David Ruebhausen and fiancé, Dana; a daughter, Denette Pinta; four grandchildren, Nathan and Jamie Ruebhausen, Whitney
and Scott Threinen, Justin and Elizabeth Pinta and Chelsea and Travis Tate; two great grandchildren, Raylan Threinen and Delilah Willis; a brother-in-
law, Robert Ruebhausen; nephew, Ron and Lori Ruebhausen; special great nephew, Michael and Marissa Ruebhausen; special great niece, Erin and
Ryan Heopfner; other extended family and many close friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 55 years and parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Rome, Elmer, Melvin, Lloyd, William “Wid”,
Clifford “Bud”, and Willard.

In celebration of her life, a service will be held at a later date.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements.
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Mary Donna (Luddon) Scaturro, 91 of Winfield Mo, Previously of Venice IL and Safety Harbor FL, passed away at Mercy
Hospital in Troy, MO of COVID-19 and pneumonia on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Mary Donna was born on October 6, 1929, daughter of John and Lillian (Rush) Luddon.

She attended Madison High School and graduated in 1947. After graduation, she married Thomas “Tom” Scaturro on October 16, 1948 at the former St.
Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice, IL.

She was a faithful and supporting parishioner of St. Mark’s Church. Mary Donna and Tom were married for 69 years. Having nine children, six boys and
three girls, she was a stay-at-home mother. But over those years, Mary Donna was involved with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, School Moms, St. Mark’s Ladies
Club, Venice Junior Service Club, Venice Social Club and the Venice Crippled Children’s Organization.


Mary Donna loved to feed her family and friends. One never ate at her home without Mary Donna packing up leftovers for them to take. She was always
generous to take food to friends who were sick or as an expression of sympathy and comfort to others in need. For many years in Venice IL, it was not
uncommon, to have homeless or transients knock on her backdoor requesting food. She was quick to oblige with a plate of food treating each one kindly
because she felt Jesus resided in their souls.

Mary Donna stayed in touch with some of her high school friends. They organized a club of their own and gathered together, every month, for nearly 50
years playing card games, eating out at restaurants, sharing information and pictures of their children and grandchildren.

In her later years, Mary Donna was employed at the Venice High School. Soon transferred to work as Secretary for the Venice Lincoln Technical Adult
Center until she retired in 1993.

After retirement, she and Tom moved to the large, gated community of Amber Glades in Safety Harbor Florida for 20 years. Both settled right into the
Florida lifestyle with Tom being appointed Social Club President and Mary Donna working right by his side handling all secretarial functions. She served
for two productive years as the Chairperson of the Social Committee. She was close to three Florida ladies, Pat Budney, Nicole Elliot, & Arlene Ehrich.
Enjoying their friendship, dinners, shopping, daily visits and “happy hours”. Also enjoying visiting and socializing with cousins, Bill and Shirley Scaturro,
who had already been living in Florida prior to her and Tom’s arrival.

She was a voracious reader, had quick Irish wit, enjoyed writing limericks and always looking for her next dance partner at parties and weddings. She
loved to dance and said, “If my children don’t, can’t blame me for not trying.” Mary Donna loved to travel, having gone with Tom to Alaska, Canada, Hawaii,
Mexico, and Portugal. All that knew Mary Donna were aware how proud she was of her Irish ancestry. She went to Ireland with her two sisters to retrace
the Luddon Family roots. She enjoyed visiting with her children and their families in different states as much as her children enjoyed the sunny vacations
in Florida.

Mary Donna and Tom returned to Illinois in 2015 due to age and health reasons and settled in Waterloo IL. Tom preceded her in death February 15,
2018. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, John Patrick Luddon, a son, Lawrence (Larry) Scaturro, two sons-in-law, Jerry Hicks and
John Brugmann, a great granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Baker, and nephew, John Luddon.

She is survived by her children: Leonard (Arlene) Scaturro, Millstadt IL, Marguerite Hicks, Atchison KS, David (Cathy) Scaturro, Sioux Falls SD, Michael
Scaturro, Granite City IL, Daniel (Michele) Scaturro, St. Louis MO, Mary Beth Brugmann, Winfield MO, Rita (Ken) Jones, Waterloo IL, Thomas (Marta)
Scaturro, Granite City IL
Two Sisters: Rita Luddon (Paul Weber),Maryland Heights MO and Sr. Margie Luddon, Allison Park PA, 25 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, & 6
great-great grandchildren.

A private Funeral Mass is being held for immediate family only with a Celebration of Life gathering in the future.
Family requests No Flowers.

Memorials suggested to: Soup-N-Share Outreach Program, 5 Caine Drive, Madison, IL 62060, Phone: (618) 709-7010.

St Mary’s/ St Marks’ Parish, 1621 10th Street, Madison, IL 62060, Phone: (618) 452-5180

Or to any local pet shelter or charity of your choice.
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Rose M. Bosotin, 105, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at The Care Center
of Center Grove in Edwardsville.

She was born August 30, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen Zgombic.

She married John Bosotin in 1934 at St. Joseph Croatian Church in St. Louis and he passed away in 1983.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia Buecker of Troy, Illinois and Ann Marie and James Boennighausen of St. Charles, Missouri;
seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Bosotin and a son-in-law, Richard Buecker.

In celebration of her life, a Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
February 16, 2020 with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis.

Masses may be accepted at the church.
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Mary “Dell” Whitsell, 83 of Granite City passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in
Granite City.  She was born February 17, 1937 in Oktibbeha County, MS to Avery and Mary Ruth (nee; Harpole) O’Brian.  

She married Louis Whitsell February 3, 1962 in Granite City; he preceded her in death September 13, 2011.  Dell was retired from the Granite City School
District where she worked in food service.  She was a member of St Peters Lutheran Church in Prairietown.  She was a past Trustee for Nameoki
Township where she also served as a Precinct Committee Woman.  Dell was crazy about bingo and loved spending time and babysitting her
grandchildren.  

She is survived by four daughters, Debbie ( Mercie) Mendoza of Granite City, Cindy Stoner of Bethalto, Susan (Bobby) Rolens of Collinsville, Judy (Lance)
Haynes of Edwardsville; six grandsons, Sam Stoner, Richard (Jeana) Mendoza, Zack Sparks, Austin, Wyatt and Jaylon Rolens; six granddaughters,
Jessica (Nick) Daniels, Mallory Stoner, Molly (Nick) Santoro, Brittany and Sheena Rolens; six great grandchildren, Callie, Ava Dell and Bria Daniels,
Amelia, Carlo Mendoza and Olivia Rose Santoro; two brothers, Jimmy and Donnie O’Brian both of Granite City; sister, Linda Faye Pharis of MS;
numerous nieces and nephews and two very special friends Jan and Kenzie…

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Otis “Buddy” and Jerry O’Brian; sister, Judy O’Brian and close family member and
Cindy’s significant other, Craig Garcia.  

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  Memorials can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association ,
912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn GA 30047.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Janice Kay Yates, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Sat. Feb. 6, 2021 at SSM St. Louis University Hospital
in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Granite City to the late Katherine (Converse) Berosky and Thomas Feeney.

Janice married Robert Yates Nov. 3, 1976 in Granite City.  He preceded her in death May 21, 2007.

She had been a nurse aid for many years retiring in 2020, and had worked in several area nursing homes and home health care.

Survivors include a daughter: Robin DeShasier; a son: Robert “Bobby” (Sarah Powell) Yates all of Granite City; 4 grandchildren: Nathan and Zachary
DeShasier and Lucas and Payton Powell; and a great-grandson: Maxwell Thomas DeShasier.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Betty Jean Mayor, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:27 a.m. Fri. Feb. 5, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL.

She was born Dec. 14, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to the late Betty Lee (Kampmann) Sanders.

On Mar. 4, 1997 she and Richard D. Mayor were married in Chester, IL.  He survives.

Betty Jean had been the manager of Hickory Hollow BBQ in Madison, IL for over 20 years and later retired from Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon,
IL.  She loved being with her family, cooking, baking, watching her favorite soap, The Young and The Restless, and collecting carousels and porcelain
dolls.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters: Bonita Womack and Vanessa Womack of Granite City; a son: Richard D. Womack Jr. of Wood
River, IL; special nieces who were like her own daughters: Savannah Sanders, Brandy Glynn, Heather Bouse, Charlotte Wallace, Karrissa Moore, Katie
Moore and Kimberly Moore; 20 grandchildren: 2 sisters: Karen (Mark) Arrigo and Joyce (Paul David) Lovens all of Granite City; and 3 brothers: Richard
Lee Sanders, Joseph Wayne Sanders both of Granite City and Tommy Sanders of East Alton, IL.

Besides her mother, she is preceded in death by a brother: John Sanders; 2 sisters: Patricia Venable and Linda Fudge; and a nephew; Kameryn Lee
Sanders.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Ruth A. Modrusic, age 77, of Maryville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Ruth was born on October 20, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Marshall Roland and Lou Bell (Oliver) Roland.

On April 15, 1985, Ruth married Edward Modrusic in Granite City, IL and Edward passed away on April 12, 1997. Ruth worked as a care giver and a C.N.A
for many years. She was a life member of AMVETS in Madison, IL. Her greatest joy was taking long walks and spending time with her family. Ruth was a
loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, Dan Roland.

She is survived by her loving children, Lonnie Mathenia of Marion, IL and Bonnie Williams of North Carolina; step-son; brother, Marshall Roland; step-
brother, Harry Green; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association.
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Brian Scott Morgan, 44 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Brian was born on January 25, 1977 in Granite City and was a professional self employed landscaper who loved to be outside. Brian’s greatest love was
spending time with his grandchildren, who he was so proud of. Brian had a special love of music, especially his favorite band, Van Halen. Brian will be
remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Brian is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Amanda (Byrd) Morgan, whom he married on June 14, 1996; his dad and step mom, Gary “Doc” and
Kellie Morgan of Granite City; his children, Courtney Morgan of Granite City, Brian Scott and Makayla Morgan Jr. of Jerseyville, IL, Kara Morgan of Granite
City, Mercedes Morgan of Granite City; grandchildren, Brayden Morgan and Ryn Morgan; brothers, Chris Morgan and Jason Morgan; sister-in-law, Sheila
Holtgrave; brother-in-law, Carl and Margaret Byrd; mother-in-law, Jeri and Dale Penberthy; nieces, Misty Holtgrave, Serena ; nephews, Chris Morgan Jr.,
Alex Morgan, Billy Holtgrave, Logan Holtgrave, Brenden Morgan and many other close family members and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his mom; Linda (Jones) Morgan his father-in-law, Carl Byrd Sr., a nephew, Alan and his brother-in-law, Brian Byrd.

In celebration of Brian’s life, a private family memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at
12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Edward N. Streicher Jr. 62 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2021 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

Edward was born on February 2, 1959 in Libertyville, IL; the son of the late Edward N. Streicher Sr. and Betty Courtright. Edward gave over 36 years to
Ameren Illinois and in January 2013 became a gas technical services supervisor. In his free time Edward loved to be outside camping, especially if the
weather was not too hot. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his grandchildren and will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Edward is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Elaine (Macko) Streicher, whom he married on September 5, 1992; his children, Tony and Crystal
Streicher of Granite City, Jennifer and Newton Tilson of Granite City, Brooke Streicher of Granite City; grandchildren, Keaton and Keilyn Tilson, Payton
Tilson, Ashton Tilson, Aniston Tilson, Reid Komoromi, Violet Komoromi; great-grandchild, Nazareth Tilson; sister, Deb Berg; brothers, Walt and Christy
Streicher, Tim and Brent Streicher and many other close family members and friends.

A private visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Private funeral
services will follow on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Red Cross and will be accepted at
the funeral home.
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Ronald Gene Abenroth, 78, of East Peoria and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical
Center in Peoria at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

He was born July 2, 1942 in Granite City, a son of the late Glenn C. and Mignon P. (Glueck) Abenroth.

He married Norma Jean Abenroth on July 10, 1965 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she passed away on January 31, 2021.

Ron worked as an insurance agent for John Hancock and as a car salesman at Four Flags Auto Sales before starting his own car lot, Abbey’s Auto Sales
in Granite City. He was a consistent leader in sales in both insurance and vehicles.

Ron attended St. John United Church of Christ while living in Granite City, and, more recently, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton. He enjoyed
anything to do with cars and sales, annual family trips to Cadillac, Michigan, and watching his grandchildren play whatever sport was in season.

Ron is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Erica Abenroth of Edwards, Illinois; four grandchildren, Caroline, Jacob, Anna and John
Abenroth; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shirley and Ed Creamer of California and Barb Schmedake of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Juanita James of
Glen Carbon; her adored nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Abenroth; a sister and brother-in-law, Jack and Judy Dyer and three
brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, James Schmedake, Milton Kaseberg and Beatrice and Milton James.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Thursday, February 11, 2021
from 10:00 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, 3800 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 and may be accepted
online at Glennon.org or accepted at the funeral home.

Norma Jean Abenroth, 74, of East Peoria and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at O.S.F. St. Francis Medical
Center in Peoria at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

She was born September 2, 1946 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Viola M. (Riess) Lindner.

She married Ronald Gene Abenroth on July 10, 1965 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed her years working with the family business, Abbey Auto Sales in Granite City and had also worked as an
administrative assistant at Southwestern Illinois College.

Norma was a long time, faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and, more recently, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in
Morton. She enjoyed attending weekly mass, daily walks through the neighborhood with her amazing neighbors, annual family trips to Cadillac, Michigan,
and watching her grandchildren play whatever sport was in season.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Erica Abenroth of Edwards, Illinois; four grandchildren,
Caroline, Jacob, Anna and John Abenroth; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shirley and Ed Creamer of California and Barb Schmedake of Granite City; a
sister-in-law, Juanita James of Glen Carbon; her adored nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Abenroth; a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Milton James and two
brothers-in-law, James Schmedake and Milton Kaseberg.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Thursday, February 11, 2021
from 10:00 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, 3800 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 and may be accepted online at Glennon.org
or accepted at the funeral home.
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Linda Kaye Motley, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 4, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born Aug. 25, 1948 in Dover, TN to the late Ellis and Imojene (Colson) Dowdy.

Linda had been a cook at Tony’s Restaurant in Granite City for 45 years.

She is survived by her fiancée: Mark Stamps of Granite City; 2 step-son: Kenny and Richard Waggoner; a step-daughter: Michelle Waggoner; a nephew:
Mark Dowdy; and her beloved dog: Teddy Bear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ray Motley; a son: William “Billy” Conners; and 2 brothers: Larry and Mark Dowdy.

Services are private.
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James Patrick Aldridge, 32, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. Feb. 3, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born Aug. 18, 1988 in St. Louis, MO to Frank & Tina (Ellis) Aldridge Jr. of Granite City.

James was a janitor for at CapriSun as well as working jobs as a swimming pool tech and doing work on a snow removal crew.

He loved gaming and videos and his dog, Sasha.  He struggled with seizures after an accident.  He was always cheerful, helpful and caring.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Joseph (Monica) Aldridge of Greeley, CO.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank & Mildred Aldridge Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Services are private.
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Shirley A. Craft, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:32 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

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he was born October 18, 1935 in Granite City, a daughter of the late T.L. and Eunice (Fitzhugh) Thomason.

She married Reverend Charles A. Craft on May 8, 1953 in Granite City and he passed away on March 8, 1992.

Along with her husband and daughter, they were devoted missionaries since 1968. They had served in Belize for numerous years and in 1972 began
missionary work in Guatemala. They were instrumental in starting the Camino Biblico Churches, helping to establish hundreds of churches. Their
mission work impacted the nation of Guatemala, especially in the state of Peten. Shirley continued their missionary work even after the loss of her
husband and continued to carry a concern for the people and ministry in Guatemala. She was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Erwin Berndt of Bloomington, Illinois; several nieces; nephews; her church family; and her beloved brothers and sisters
in Guatemala.

A special thanks to Carmen for her loving assistance and care during these last years.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia D. Berndt; two sisters, Evelyn and Viola and three
brothers, Owen, Eldon and Sam.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Mark Maynard, Reverend Ted Flynn and Reverend Dale Yerton will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy
Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Collinsville.

Memorials may made to Breaking Ground Ministries, if you would like to give a gift to bless the mission work in Guatemala.
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Paul Dwayne Hogue, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home. Paul was
born on May 16, 1962 in Granite City, IL.

Paul was a loving son, brother, uncle, great-uncle and a friend to many. He enjoyed fishing, watching old horror movies and collecting just about anything
that caught his eye. Paul 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 his father, Harlan Hogue Sr.; two brothers, Harlan “Pete” Hogue Jr. and William “Charlie” Hogue; one sister, Betty Jackson;
brother-in-law, Clarence Stricklin; and by a niece, Abigail Burney.

Paul is survived by his loving mother, Alberta Hogue of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Mary Elaine (David) Kimbro of Granite City, IL, Brian Hogue of
Benton, IL, John (Lynda) Hogue of Sierra Vista, AZ, Joyce Hogue of Bossier City, LA and Kathy Stricklin of Bossier City, LA; proud uncle to many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; extended family and many wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.
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Marian H. Hommert, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at her home. Marian was
born in East St. Louis, IL, a daughter of the late George Hommert and Cornelia (Hoekstra) Hommert.

Marian was a loving sister, cousin and a friend to many. She retired from International Shoe Company in St. Louis, MO as a clerk after many years of
dedicated service. Marian 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 sister, Jo Ann Hommert of Granite City, IL; dear cousins, Glen and Lotus Hommert, John Dougher, Christine Dougher, Rita
Navarro and Carol Meehan; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights,
IL, with Pastor Susan Harrison officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Danny R Raynor  65, passed away Thursday January 28, 2021 at his home.  He is survived by his wife Patricia (Nieciecki)
Raynor whom he married Aug 25, 1989 in Granite City IL.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Wallace of Chadbourn NC, his mother Betty (Washborn) Raynor of Herrin IL , foster parents Orville and
Nancy Grant of Johnson City IL. Sisters Sheila Hoyt and Tina Culp both of Herrin IL. Sister LaRae Wallace of Chadbourn NC and brother Charles Wallace
of Chadbourn NC. Grandson Curtis Kee and granddaughter Caitlyn MacKenzie.

He survived by sons, Robert (Amy) Kee​, Michael Raynor, Eric (Amber) Egbert, Daniel (Charity) Bittle-Lindsey. Daughters Kelsey (David) Williams and
Teresa (Bob) Orasco.

Sisters, Melody (Mike) Sorenson, Donna (Mark) Payne, Sandra ( Nic McClusky)Wallace, Terri (Lynn) Fipps.

Surviving brothers. Jay (Sabrina) Wallace Chadbourn NC, John (Tammy) Wallace Chadbourn NC,  Susan Renee( Beverly) Grant Nashsville TN, Norman
Grant Johnson City IL.

Grandchildren:  Brian Presley, Austin Presley, Jaden Presley, Memphis Egbert, Karsen Egbert, Jersey Drayton Orasco,  Owen Williams, Annastyn
Williams, Ana Orasco, Seb (Krista) Orasco. Noah Kee, Savannah Dahmer, Will Dahmer.

Great granddaughters Cicelia Orasco and Isabella Patton.

Bonus Daughter Katie (Kyle) Essington and bonus granddaughters and Savannah Gold, and bonus grandsons Clint Williams , Dylan Williams and
Logan Williams. Several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Jodi (Bill) Warsing for all the help we can never repay you guys. Love you tons.
Dr. Poddar and his staff at Siteman Cancer Center Shiloh Il, you guys are amazing.

Dan was a veteran of the Navy and Army National Guard.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date due to Covid restrictions.
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Carl E. Fisher, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:22 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1947 in West Frankfort, Illinois, a son of the late Reverend Austin O. and Carrie Evelyn (Tellor) Fisher.

He married Eileen M. Davis Fisher on October 31, 2017 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville and she survives.

He had worked at Ranken Technical College as a computer operator.

He was a faithful member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church and was a former member of Suburban Baptist Church in Granite City where he had
served as a Deacon through the years. He had a love for music and spent much of his early adult life singing trio along with his parents at many
churches throughout the area. He also enjoyed his days of bowling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a stepson, Paul Davis of Granite City; a stepdaughter, Ruth (Scott) McCormick of St. Peters, Missouri; two
step grandchildren, Zachary and Christian Davis; a brother, Roy L. (Donna) Fisher of Maryville; two sisters-in-law, Geralyn Fisher of Warrenton, Missouri
and Ruby Thomas of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Paula (David) Parker, Marsha (Steve) Lagree, Donald (Kim Scharringhausen) Fisher, Debbie
Vinson, Kenneth Fisher and Richard Ameiss; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Delores A. (Bob) Ameiss and two brothers, Donald G. Fisher and Kenneth R. Fisher.

A private family service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Friday, February 5, 2021 with Reverend Robert Strong. You may view the service live
stream by going to Carl's obituary at www.irwinchapel.com

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

Memorials may be made to Meadow Heights Baptist Church.
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JoAnn Murphy, 84, of Granite City passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born July 25, 1936 in Granite City to Joseph and Amelia (Dusek) Besserman. She married Donald “Mick” Murphy in May of 1963; he preceded
her in death December 18, 1991. She retired from Safety National Casualty Corp in St. Louis where she work 42 years and was Vice President of
Underwriting. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and the Steelworkers Organization Of Retirees. She loved spending time with
her family. In her free time she enjoyed going to Table Rock Lake, casinos and traveling; she visited over 50 countries.

She is survived by daughter, Kelly Murphy and granddaughter, Abigayle Noud of Edwardsville; step son, Donald “Butch” (Pat) Murphy of Granite City; two
step daughters, Judy Bolton of Troy and Donna Skouby of St, Jacob; grandchildren: Randy, John, Rob, Vicki, Amanda, Sarah, Donald III, Craig, Jarod and
Erika; fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Besserman of Granite City and Jerry (Tina) Besserman of Granite City; niece, Deb Besserman-
Miller; nephew, Joseph Besserman and former son in law, Christopher Noud .

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, step daughter, Linda Viessman and three step sons in law: Mike Viessman, Eric Skouby and Ken
Bolton.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, IL followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial with Father Stephen Thompson as Celebrant. Covid 19 restrictions for church services will be enforced. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
entrusted with professional Services. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Edwardsville. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.
com.
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Alvin T. “Skeets” Barnes III, age 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at
Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

He was born November 12, 1935 in Cairo, Illinois, a son of the late Alvin Tilford and Mary Joyce (McAnally) Barnes Jr.

He married Marcella A. “Pickle” (Schubert) Barnes on January 26, 1957 in Granite City and she survives.

He had worked in advertising for many years with Tri-City Grocery and with the Granite City Press Record. He later owned and operated Super Print in
Granite City and retired as the owner of several Rapid Lube stations throughout the Metro East area.

He was a faithful member of Central Christian Church in Granite City and had been a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge No. 1063. Alvin was involved
with many organizations throughout his life and enjoyed his days of playing golf, boating and his many travels. He cherished his children and
grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 64 years, he is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy (Gary) Warren of Edwardsville, Debby (David) Lovett of
Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Kathy (Steve) Wehling of Edwardsville and Becky (Phillip) Thebeau of Edwardsville; nine grandchildren and spouses, Jessie
(Andrew) Cawvey, Jackie (Travis) Roth, Jeff Gwinnup, Lisa Gwinnup, J.J. Gwinnup, Allison (Josh) Ferry, Emily (James) Washburn, Casey (Kayla)
Thebeau and Carly Thebeau; ten great grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy (Pat) Early of Edwardsville and Anne (Richard) Schallert of
Granite City; two brothers, Mike Barnes of Granite City and Foster Barnes and partner, Erv Janko of St. Louis; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

Private family services will be held at Central Christian Church in Granite City on Friday, February 5, 2021 with Reverend Derrell Brame officiating.

Private burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Boneva M. Rolens, 87, of Glen Carbon, Illinois went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 29,
2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

She was born on September 26, 1933 in Fredericktown, Missouri, the daughter of the late Reverend Arlando and Alma (Faircloth) Hale.

She married Lawrence E. “Pud” Rolens on July 30, 1950 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death on September 14, 1996. She is survived by 4 sons, Larry
Rolens Jr., of Clarksville, Tennessee, Bobby Gene Rolens & wife Susan of Collinsville, Jimmy Rolens of Glen Carbon, and Danny Rolens & wife Vicki of
Edwardsville; 3 daughters, Katherine Boyd & husband Roger of Granite City, Sherry Tuttle & husband Jamey of Edwardsville, and Susan Campbell &
husband Tim of Granite City; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Reverend Larry E. Hale &
wife Bernice of Minnesota; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband Larry of 47 years, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Infant Rolens and Nancy Rolens; a grandson, Chad
Rolens; a brother, Reverend Ernest Hale, and a sister, Stella Nadine Grace.

Mrs. Rolens was retired from Motel 6 in St. Louis after 20 years of dedicated service as a desk clerk and manager.

Most recently, Boneva attended First Christian Church in Edwardsville and enjoyed visiting many different churches throughout her life of serving the Lord.
She loved baking and was a talented cake decorator – making many cherished wedding cakes over the years. She was a devoted fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals and loved watching every game. Bonnie cherished her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family service will be held at First Christian Church in Edwardsville on Thursday, February 4, 2021 with Reverend Larry
E. Hale officiating.

Private burial will follow at Glen Carbon City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Raymond Jack “JR” Rogers 75, of Pontoon Beach passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Christian North East Hospital
in St. Louis.  

He was born October 25, 1945 in Granite City to Clyde and Ethel (nee: Stilley) Rogers.  He married Terry Edrington of Granite City on June 10, 2006.  Jack
was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and uncle.  He was a deputy for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department for 23 years before retiring in
1998.  In his free time he enjoyed traveling and doing body work on cars.  When he retired; Jack traveled the perimeter of the United States on a Harley
Davidson Motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife Terry Rogers of Pontoon Beach; son, Kelly (Rita) Rogers of Collinsville; daughter, Monica Rogers of Vancouver, WA; step
children, Byron (Jessica) Edrington and Tracy McHugh; grandchildren, Brittany (nee: Santoyo) Lynch, Siera Santoyo and Rachel and Miranda Rogers;
step grandchildren, Emily McHugh and Riley Edrington and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and James Rogers; two sisters, Betty Settle and Dorothy Lueckerath and granddaughter,
Ariel.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Wojstrom Funeral home & Crematory with Covid 19
restrictions governing gatherings and masks enforced.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Back Stoppers.  Online guestbook available to
www.wojstrom.com.
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Cynthia Sue Wood DuBoise, 58, formally of Granite City, IL died on Monday, January 26, 2021 at her home in Riverview,
FL.

She was born on July 10, 1962 in Granite City, IL to William Norman Wood and Maryanna (Revak) Wood.

Cynthia married Curtis DuBoise in Granite City, IL on March 18, 1996.

The loving wife enjoyed fishing and cooking.

Besides her husband, Cynthia is survived by 3 step daughters:  Julie Carter of Clayton, GA, Denise Lyn Paul of Clayton, GA and Rene Dawn Johnson of
Clayton, GA; 3 step sons:  Chris DuBoise of Granite City, IL, Curtis DuBoise of Riverview, FL and Chase Duink of Crystal River, FL; many grandchildren,
great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are 4 sisters:  Melinda Jo Bates of St. Louis, MO, Ann Marie Dorn of St. Louis, MO, Dana Barnes
of Granite City, IL and Ruth Price of Manchester, MO.

Cynthia is preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, services are private
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Jennie H. Alvarado, 94, of Granite City, Illinois peacefully passed away surrounded by her son and daughters, at 6:55 a.
m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at her home.

She was born March 20, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Marcelino and Jesucita (Rangel) Martinez. She retired from the Granite City School
District after many years of dedicated service as a cook. She was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and also enjoyed
attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison.

Jennie was devoted to her faith and cherished her entire family. She lovingly and generously put the needs of her family and others before herself. For
that she will be remembered by all who knew her.

She enjoyed gathering family and friends and cooking her traditional Mexican dishes for them. She loved spending the holidays with her children,
grandchildren, and extended family. Also, she loved weekend shopping with and for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by five children, Antoinette Keeneth of Haubstadt, Indiana, Rebecca Cooper of Granite City, Rozann Turner of Arlington, Tennessee,
Teresa Alvarado of Granite City, and Gerard Alvarado of Atlanta, Georgia; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Adam Keeneth, Jennie Robertson,
John Cooper, Jessica and Forrest Aven, Luke and Sarah Turner, Gregory Alvarado, and Cindy Alvarado; five great grandchildren, Jude, Aiden, Ty, Jordyn,
and Barrett; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Norma Martinez of Granite City; a sister, Theresa Kannady of St. Peters, Missouri; many nieces and
nephews; and other extended family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory J. Alvarado; a son-in-law, Terry Keeneth; a great grandson, Kurtis
Robinson; siblings and their spouses, Alfonso and Matilda Martinez, Michael Martinez, Lupe Martinez, Irene San Souci, Joseph and Mildred Martinez, Mary
“Corky” Phillips, Anthony Castillo, Effie and Barbara Castillo, and a brother-in-law, John Kannady.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Heartland Hospice, especially to Holly and Lynn who cared for our Mom as if she were family.

Due to the Covid pandemic, private services will be held. A private visitation and Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City
on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant. Private burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Granite City APA, or to Holy Family School may be taken to Irwin Chapel or mailed to Irwin Chapel of Granite
City who is in charge of arrangements.
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Hursel Earl “Sonny” Wakeford III, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born October 3, 1948 in Granite City, a son of the late Hursel Earl “Red” Wakeford II and the late Leota (Niedhardt) McKenna.

He retired from Overnite Transportation after over 20 years of dedicated service as a over the road truck driver.

Sonny was a talented and well known singer and drummer throughout his life and was a member of the Musicians Local. He loved the outdoors and
enjoyed his days fishing, riding motorcycles, riding and caring for horses. He also loved cutting grass on a riding lawn mower and barbequing for family
and friends. He cherished his grandchildren 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, Jeff and P.J. Wakeford of Granite City, Jason and Brandi Wakeford of Granite City; a daughter and her
fiancé, Jamie Wakeford White and James Hines of Granite City; grandchildren, Jessica (Courtney) Wakeford, Cody (Haley) Wakeford, Justin Wakeford,
JD White and Jenah White; two brothers, Kenny Wakeford of Maryville and Ricky Wakeford of Arizona; a sister, Donna Wakeford Brumley of Granite City;
many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Dauphlin “Dee Dee” Wakeford.

In celebration of his life, a family memorial gathering will be planned for a later date.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Michael Thomas Darragh, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Louis
University Hospital.

He was born June 1, 1951 in Granite City, a son of the late Alfred T. and Robert F. (Corbett) Darragh.

He married Eunice (Agapito) Darragh on April 26, 2014 in Granite City and she survived.

Michael was a 1966 graduate of Madison High School. He was a member of the Baker’s Union and had worked as a baker since the age of 18.
Throughout the years he had worked for Wonder Bread in St. Louis, Van de Kamp’s Bakery in Los Angeles and for Entenmann’s Donuts in Los Angeles.
He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Judy Darragh of St. Louis; a daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and
Brian Guess of St. Louis; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Winnie Rose and Gener Santos of Las Vegas; fourteen grandchildren; a brother, Gary
Wayne Darragh of Longview, Texas; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charley Dawson Darragh.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, a private family burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City on
Thursday, February 4, 2021 with Reverend Mike Davis officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Timothy J. Browning, 61, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, January 25, 2021 at his home.

He was born on November 29, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Robert and Ruth nee:  Kircher Browning.

Tim married Theresa Bilbrey in Venice, IL on August 29, 1980.

The loving father worked for 38 years as a produce manager with Shop n Save grocery stores. He was a member of Grocer’s Union local 655 and
enjoyed fishing, barbequing, watching sports, especially hockey and football.  Tim loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren and he also
loved animals.

Besides Theresa, Tim is survived by two sons:  Michael (Misty) Browning of Granite City, IL and Paul Browning of Granite City, IL; four grandchildren:  
Matthew, Autumn, Ariana and Willow and five sisters: Nancy Portell of Barnhart, MO, Donna (Travis) Greene of East Carondolet, IL, Bobbie Frizzell of
Collinsville, IL, Peggy Wallace of Granite City, IL and Kathy Weinkein of Waterloo, IL.

Tim is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, services are private
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Mathilda “Tillie’’ McGarrahan, 92, of Granite City and formerly of Venice, Illinois, passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Monday,
January 25, 2021 at Stillwater Assisted Living in Edwardsville, surrounded by her four daughters.

Tillie was born August 11, 1928 in Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carl and Rose (Svezia) Ponce.

She married the love of her life, William J. “Bill” McGarrahan on November 25, 1948 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice and he passed away on
October 31, 2019.

Tillie first worked at the Venice Post Office and later retired from the Venice Public Library after many years as a librarian.

She was active in her earlier years at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice and later became a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite
City where she was active with the Funeral Committee and with Catholic Charities. She was active with Junior Service in Venice and had held various
offices throughout the years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting and was talented in floral design, writing and drawing. She cherished her daughters
and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her large extended family and many friends.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Margie (Michael) Stark of Edwardsville, Joan (Joe) Papes of Wildwood, Missouri, Janet (Bob) Nolan-Peranich of
O’Fallon, Illinois and Mary Beth (Rick) Edwards of O’Fallon, Illinois; devoted grandchildren, Matthew (Danielle) Papes, Nathan Papes, Jonathan (Megan)
Nolan, Erin Nolan, Megan Nolan, Natalie Edwards; loving great grandchildren, London Papes, Braxton Nolan and Camden Nolan; dear sisters, Annette
Daniels of Granite City and Rosemary (Popeye) Paterson of Cary, Illinois; dear brothers, Joe (Barb) Ponce of O’Fallon, Missouri and Ed (Denise) Ponce
of St. Charles, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 70 years, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dave Nolan and a brother, Peter Ponce.

The McGarrahan family would like to extend a thank you to Stillwater Assisted Living in Edwardsville and to Heartland Hospice for the care given to Tillie.
They would also like to extend a special thank you to Remona Giles, Serena Giles, Elaina Giles and Glenda Pembrook, for the special care and love
shown to Tillie and the family.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until a Funeral
Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Parish.
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David Wesley Copper Sr., 87, of Mitchell, Illinois peacefully passed from this earth January 26, 2021.

David was born to Richard and Velma Copper (Freeland) on October 27, 1933 in McDonald, Kansas. He grew up in Kansas and Colorado, graduating
from Kiowa High School in Kiowa, Colorado. He became a diesel mechanic in the Army. While stationed at the Granite City Army Depot he met and
married the love of his life Geraldine (Jeri) Meyer. Together they raised their children Eugene (Cathy) Copper, Karen Copper, Carla (Steve) Cooper, David
(Teresa) Copper and Russell (Susan) Copper in Mitchell.

David had a long and illustrious career as an all-around machinist for McDonnell Aircraft Company and foreman at McDonnell Douglas, retiring after 38
years of dedicated service. Highlights included machining critical components for the Mercury and Gemini spacecrafts. Following his retirement, he and
Jeri traveled extensively across the globe. He was active in the Granite City Elks BPOE 1063 and Amvets Post 204.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brothers Phillip, Lloyd and Anthony and granddaughter Christina Copper Ferguson.

In addition to his children, he is survived by grandchildren Anthony Copper, Wesley Copper, Jacob Cooper, Michael Copper, Daniel Cooper, Sarah
Langley (Cooper) and Logan Copper; and great-grandchildren Kayla and Kile Ridenour, Grayson, Luca and Cade Copper, Daniel, Jameson, Walker and
baby Cooper, and Homer and Theodore Langley.

A celebration of life will be announced when travel and gathering is less restricted due to COVID. Thank you for your prayers and loving memories.

Memorial donations may be given to the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation.
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Albert G. Walliser, 85, of Granite City, Illinois was granted his angel wings and entered in Heaven at 7:58 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home with his final days spent with family and friends.

Albert was born on September 14, 1935 in O’Fallon, Illinois, a son of the late Albert and Violet Walliser.

He married Joyce (Brooks) Walliser on June 18, 1955 in Maryville and she passed away on December 21, 2012. He later married Mary (Seger) Walliser
of February 6, 2016 in Granite City and she survives.

He had retired in 2002 from Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis and had also worked at American Steel for ten years, Nameoki Township and Piney
Farms.

He was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City where he cherished his church family and would not miss a Sunday unless there was an
emergency. He loved his days of fishing, playing ball and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loved his little fur babies, Lucky, Daisy and Little Bit. He
cherished his family more than life itself and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four daughters, Karen Elliott of Trenton, Sheila (Rick) Marzuco of Granite City, Sandy (Ben) Pilcic of
Bunker Hill and Becky (Todd) Walliser of Granite City; a son, Gary (Anita) Walliser of Granite City; four stepchildren, Paul (Tara) McEntyre of Granite City,
Connie (Terry) Clevenger, Becky (Michael) Hutchins and Terry (Shannon) McEntyre; 33 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 1 great-great
granddaughter; other extended family and friends. In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dennis Elliott; two
brothers, Herbert and Robert Walliser; two sisters, Dorothy Walliser and Bernice Tavanier and two great grandchildren, Angelina Perryman and Da’
Marius Scott.

The Walliser family wishes to extend their gratitude for everyone’s love and support through this difficult time. He will be dearly missed by all that knew
him.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 4:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark
Maynard officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Geoffrey D. Wofford, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:48 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his home.

He was born September 11, 1962 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert “Leo” and Mary Ellen (Adams) Wofford.

Geoff was the owner and operator of Air Conditioning Specialist and enjoyed helping people with his HVAC calls. He was a member of the Granite City
Elks Lodge #1063 and the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126. He had also enjoyed his many years as a past member of the Granite City Chapter Order of
DeMolay and the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877.

He was an avid sports fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed his baseball travels to Cincinnati to cheer on the Cards. He cherished his
daughters and grandchildren and will be remembered for his jovial sense of humor and always wearing a big smile.

He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Browning and boyfriend, Tyler McReynolds of West Frankfort, Illinois and Jackie Wofford and boyfriend, Nik
Hadden; four grandchildren, Matthew Browning, Hunter McReynolds, Kameryn Wofford and Westyn Wofford; twin-brother, Gregory and wife, Tamara
Wofford of Collinsville; sister, Melia and husband, David Rosenburg of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Dustin and Becki Rosenburg, Deidre and Brian
Cave, Kelsey and Ryan Jones, Macey Wofford and Ryan Szymarek; great nieces and great nephews, Payton, Tyler, Lakin, Khaina, Brooklyn, Dren and
Bristol; special cousins, Carolyn, David, Phyllis, Larry and Regina; other extended family and many special friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Desiree Rosenburg.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Brian Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
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Evelyn Darlene Elledge, 77, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Friday, January 15, 2021 at her home.

She was born on February 12, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Kelly and Kate nee: Pinkston Clonts.

Evelyn married Charles Elledge and he preceded her in death in 2000.

The loving mother and grandmother was a retail clerk and she worked in Home Health for the last 10 years. She enjoyed any type of crafting.

Evelyn is survived by a son, Raymond Elledge of Granite City, IL; 4 grandchildren: Paul Johnson, Jr, Krystal Johnson, Jessica Johnson and Dustin
Elledge; 5 great grandchildren and 2 sisters: Colleen and Debbie. She will be missed by her 2 dogs, Tiny Marie and Precious.

Besides her husband and parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by a daughter Tonya Johnson.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, services are private.
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Pamela Kaye Enyart, 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:59 a.m. Tues. Jan. 19, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Sept. 3, 1962 in Cairo, IL to the late James & Martha Lou (Petitt) Enyart.

Pam was a member of New Creation Fellowship church in Mitchell.  She loved to dance, camp and play board games.

She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law: Vickie Lynn & Fred White of Granite City; her longtime companion: Ricky Zeuigan of Granite City; and many
nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Rhonda Ellen Enyart; and 3 brothers: Douglas James Enyart, Darrell Eugene Enyart
and Donald Wayne Enyart Sr.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Ella Bell Ussery, 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wed. Jan. 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Mar. 10, 1934 in Joplin, MO to the late Cliford and Manda (Riddle) Blood.

Ella was a mother and homemaker and was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle and Gospel Workers Mission.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Jennifer Foreshee and Linda Clubb of Granite City and Tammy Foster of Kennett, MO; 2 sons: Tom Ussery Jr of Litchfield,
IL and Jimmy Ussery of Granite City; grandchildren: Heather Bouse, Joseph Wallace, Charlotte Wallace, Megan Wallace, Thomas Hosier, Mary Jane
Hosier, Jessica Sharp, Ryan Ussery, Ronald Ussery Jr., Matthew Ussery and Lucas Ussery; many great and great-great-grandchildren; a brother:
Vernice Blood of Joplin; and a sister: Bonnie Boyde of Joplin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Ronnie Ussery; 2 sisters: Norma Blood and Nadine Hannel; 3 brothers: William Blood,
Cliford Blood Jr. and Cecil Blood and former spouse, Tom Ussery.

The family will hold a service at a later date.
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Charles “Scott” Knott, 36, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

He was born on February 10, 1984 in St. Louis, Mo to Jefferson and Dixie nee:  Collins Knott.

Scott worked as a courier for Baily International in Granite City, IL.  He was an avid pool player and enjoyed horseshoes.

Scott is survived by his fiancé, Melissa Fears of Granite City, IL; a daughter, Sierra Knott of Flora, IL; 2 sons:  Kaleb Knott of Granite City, IL and Levi Knott
of Granite City, IL.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Dolores Ann Zeugin age, 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home with her loving
family by her side.

Dolores was born on March 7, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Tollof Stromlund and Marie (Ehlert) Stromlund.

In June of 1951, Dolores joined the choir at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL, and she met Julius Charles Zeugin in the choir. On August
2, 1958, Dolores married Charlie, the love of her life and Charlie passed away on July 2, 2007. Dolores was an active and lifelong member of St. John
United Church of Christ. She was baptized at the church by Rev. Paul Schoppe on April 15, 1937 and confirmed by Rev. Chester Uthlaut, on March 18,
1951. Her confirmation verse was, Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Dolores served as secretary of the church council in 1984, vice
president of church council in 1985, first woman president of church council in 1986, Christian Education Committee, 1998 and 1999, Altar Guild in 1975
and 1994, church council in 2009, church librarian for ten years, choir secretary and treasurer from 2006 to 2019, cemetery board in 2015 and a member
of St. John Quilters. Dolores also graduated from S.I.U.E. in June of 1974, was editor of the Herald for ten years and retired from Chemetco as traffic
manager in March 1997.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, Leon Stromlund.

She is survived by her loving children, Eric (Tami) Zeugin of Granite City, IL and Kathryn Szedlar of Glen Carbon, IL; dear sister-in-law, Patricia Stromlund;
proud grandmother to Kaitlin Szedlar, Caleb Szedlar, Noah Szedlar, Jeffrey Thomason and Aaron Becker; proud great-grandmother to Blakely Szedlar
and Blair Szedlar; extended family and many wonderful friends.

In celebration of her life, a private memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with
Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ Sanctuary Music Endowment Fund.
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Michael A. Midkiff, Jr, 53, of Madison, IL died on Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home.

He was born on July 1, 1967 in East St. Louis, IL to Michael Midkiff, Sr and Judy nee:  Campbell O’Malley.

Michael enjoyed Star Wars;  football, especially the Buffalo Bills; the St. Louis Blues; rock concerts, especially the bands KISS and Deaf Leopard.  He
was a very selfless person who took care of his grandmother until his death.

Survivors include his father; sister, Angela O’Malley of Granite City, IL; step mother, Janis Midkiff of High Ridge, MO; grandmother, Mattie V. Campbell of
Madison, IL, Aunt and Uncle, Gary and Pam Campbell of Madison, IL and cousins:  Tina Swalley, Kristen Fulton, Charles Swalley and many more.

Michael is preceded in death by his mother; step father, Ronald B. O’Malley; half sister, Michelle Barfield and grandfather, Charles L. Campbell.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Joseph Wayne Holder, 77 of Granite City passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home.

Joe was born on August 24, 1943 in Granite City; the son of the late Charles and Ruby (Hester) Holder. Joe was a truck driver and proudly served his
country in the United States Army.

Joe is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Pat Wickman of Granite City; a special niece; Julie Wickman of Granite City and numerous nieces,
nephews and other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brothers; Billy Holder, Robert Holder, Wallace Holder, Norman Holder, Charles Holder;
sisters, Zelma Bechtold, Helen M. Holder and Carol J. Holder.

Joe’s wishes that he was to be cremated and laid to rest on the family plot at, Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, Sharon Sikora passed surrounded by her loved ones. Sharon spent her last night
hand in hand with her husband, John, as he shared his favorite stories of the 58 years they were married. Sharon was
known to be the center of everyone’s universe, but especially John’s universe. She frequently told the story of how
her father said they would never last. When asked what his favorite story about Sharon, John responded it was their
first date when he brought her to dinner and she ordered a hamburger with onions. He said he knew that day that he
would marry her.

Sharon Nemeth was born August 30, 1940, in Granite City. She went on to become a teacher and then later a real
estate agent. In her final days, a student of hers reached out to tell her how Sharon inspired her and was a large
reason she went into teaching. She touched many people's lives.

She will be remembered as the strong, elegant woman that was never seen without her hair and makeup done. She was known for her yearly
assortment of Christmas cookies, sewing the grandkids matching holiday outfits, and passion for scrapbooking each trip with her husband. Sharon
often bragged about her infamous trip to the Grand Canyon in which she completed the entire hike, in a mere twelve hours. Most importantly, Sharon will
be remembered for being unapologetically herself.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Nemeth & Katherine Nemeth, and grandson Quinton Sikora and brother-in-law Bob Ray.

She is survived by her husband, John Sikora, her sister, Kathy Ray, and brother, Ron Nemeth(Carolyn), three children, John Sikora(Patti), Michelle
Hecimovich(Steve) and Gary Sikora(Diana), six grandchildren, Sloane Hecimovich, Tucker Hecimovich, Sydney Hecimovich, Lexi Sikora, Willy Sikora, and
Kara Luca, and two great-grandchildren, Hope
Buttry, and Trae Luca.

In celebration of her life, services will be postponed due to COVID-19.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Loren Edward Sichling, age 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Loren was born on July 25, 1928 in Grand Chain, IL

Loren was a United States Air Force Veteran who proudly served his county with honor. On February 18, 1950, Loren married Hallie Baugh, the love of his
life in Piggott, AR, and Hallie passed away on November 6, 2015. Loren was a faithful member of Granite City Church of God. He retired from Granite City
Steel as a supervisor from the hot strip department after many years of dedicated service. Loren enjoyed fishing, walking his dogs and working in his
yard, which was always immaculate. He was also a jack of all trades who could fix or build anything he put his mind to. His greatest joy was spending
time with his family, whom he loved dearly. Loren was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Loren was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; and by a son-in-law, Sam Dymas;

He is survived by his loving children, Pam Dymas, Diana (Keith) Burkey and Robyn (Robert) Johnson all of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to
Christopher (Megan) Martinez, Anthony (Mike) Martinez, Renee (Drew) Westendorf and Ryan (Jaque McGeehan) Johnson; proud great-grandfather to
Carter, Brynn, Dexter and Kora many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Granite City Church of God, with Pastor Mike
Mayberry officiating.

Loren will be laid to rest next to Hallie at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Alice Evelyn Williams, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:52 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 27, 1933 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Joseph Watson and Cordie (Murphy) Dowdy.

She married Cecil E. Williams on August 8, 1975 in Wood River and he survives.

Alice retired from Tri-City Grocery after 30 years of dedicated service as a cashier. She enjoyed the monthly get-togethers with her friend’s group and will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 45 years, she is survived by a son, Kelly C. (Cindy) Hodges Jr. of Edwardsville; a daughter, Kim (Ron) Parente of
Granite City; two stepsons, Dale (Cathy) Williams of Salem, Missouri and Mike (Barb) Williams of Pontoon Beach; seven grandchildren, Ronnie, Kassie,
Aaron, Jeff, Janice, Kyle and Zach; four great grandchildren, Jason, Kayleigh, Gabriel and Serenity; a sister, Pauline Bell of Granite City; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings, Mary Kiselka, Dean Phelps, Frances Jarvis, Charles Dowdy, Carl Dowdy, Joe
Dowdy and Newt Dowdy.

A celebration of her life may be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Lloyd Paul “Butch” Wilson, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:42 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home.

He was born June 13, 1932 in Granite City, a son of the late Draphus and Danie (McIntosh) Wilson.

He married Kathryn Ann “Katie” (Iberg) Wilson on June 6, 1953 in Greenville, Illinois and she survives.

He retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of dedicated service as a carrier in Granite City. He had also worked 10 years with the
Granite City Township as a bus driver.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Army. He was a dedicated and faithful member of Gracepoint Pentecostal Church in Granite
City where he had served as a Sunday school teacher and treasurer through the years. He had a love for eagles, enjoyed feeding the birds and
cherished his grandchildren. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 67 years, he is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Rich and Penny Wilson of Granite City, Brian Wilson of
Granite City, Fred Wilson of Granite City and Mark and Lynn Wilson of Granite City; a daughter, Karen Wilson of England; six grandchildren, Richard,
Theresa, Joshua, Casey, Christopher and Alexander; seven great grandchildren, Nathan, Hayden, Jakson, Brennan, Regan, Owen and Ryan; two
brothers and a sister-in-law, David Wilson of Granite City and Jerry and Carol Wilson of Granite City; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Wilson of Granite City and
Mary Iberg of Indiana; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Andy Wilson and Tara Wilson; seven siblings and their spouses, Richard
Wilson, Virginia and Clarence Hertz, Roberta and Leon Coy, Shirley Martin, Leonard and Faye Wilson, Pearl and Adolph Keck and Herman Wilson.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Gracepoint Pentecostal Church in Granite City on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend T.L. Smith officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Gracepoint Pentecostal Church, Granite City A.P.A. or to Heartland Hospice.
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Michael “Mike” J. Ditch, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL. Mike was born on June 11, 1952 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Jesse S. Ditch and Virginia R. (Jones)
Ditch.

Mike was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. He had worked at American Steel as a fork lift driver for many
years. Mike enjoyed tinkering, working on cars and was a jack of all trades. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Mike was a loving father,
brother, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Wichman.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Sandra (Jason) Hayes and Michele (Steve) Taft, both of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Bill (Sumi) Ditch of Vista,
CA, Kevin (Bobbi) Ditch of St. Louis, MO, Kay (Tom) Abbott of NC and Joanna Warren of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service may be held at a later date.
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Judy Kay Merritt, 65, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born December 16, 1955 in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late George Jackson Sr. and the late Joan M. (Montague) Jackson.

She retired in 2008 from Madison County Sewer Department after 15 years of dedicated service in accounts payable, had also worked for Congressman
Jerry Costello for several years and had also worked for 30 years as a cosmetologist.

Judy Kay was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. She was very involved in Pontoon Beach throughout the years. She volunteered
her time with many community events and had helped to establish the first library for the Pontoon Beach community. Judy Kay loved and adored animals
and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her daughter, family and friends.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Amanda “Mandy” Black of St. Louis, Missouri; three furry grandkids, Lucy, Autumn and Chloe; a brother, George
Jackson Jr. of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her brothers, Jimmy, Gene and Johnny Jackson and her cherished son-in-law, Bob Black whom she
was known as “Mama Merritt”.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 with Fr. Alfred
Tumwesigye officiating.

Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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James “Jim” Joseph Shambro, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Barnes-
Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Jim was born on March 10, 1947 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Joseph Shambro and Agnes (Svezia) Shambro.

Jim was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On June 1, 1977, Jim married the love of his life, Nancy Herman, in
Venice, IL. Jim was of the Catholic faith. He retired from U.S. Steel after thirty-four years of dedicated service. Jim enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and
working in his yard. He was also a talented woodworker who could build anything. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jim was a loving
husband, father, brother, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-three years, Nancy Shambro, of Granite City, IL; a son, Joe Shambro of New York City, NY; dear sister, Marie
(Ed) Gray of Granite City, IL; nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private funeral mass will be held at a later date at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. A private Interment will be in
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL following the mass.
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Orvil V. Badgett, 86 of Granite City, IL, IL died on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Pocahontas,
IL.

He was born on December 17, 1934 in Rombauer, MO to Rufus and Julia nee:  Foster Badgett.

Orvil married Stella Pipkins and she preceded him in death in 2004.

The loving father and grandfather worked for General Motors for 30 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of Granite City Four Square Church in
Granite City, IL and he liked to watch western movies.

Orvil is survived by 3 daughters:  Brenda (Larry) Hannon of Granite City, IL, Glenda Helton of Granite City, IL and Peggy (Bill) Smith of Pocahontas, IL; 8
grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 4 sisters:  Pearl Gulledge of Poplar Bluff, MO, Arlene Turner of Poplar Bluff, MO, Darlene Gowen of Poplar Bluff,
MO, and Linda Clark of Bowling Green, KY and a very special brother in law, Randall Pipkins of Las Vegas, NV.

Orvil is preceded in death by his wife, parents, a son, Roy Badgett and 2 sisters:  Ruby Blankenship and Dillie Metz.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, services are private with Bro. Nathan Wells officiating.
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Frank Edward Aldridge Sr., 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Sun. Jan. 10, 2021 at his home.

He was born Mar. 23, 1939 in Granite City to the late Donald & Della (Hagen) Aldridge.

On June 14, 1958, he married Mildred Marie Dean.  They celebrated almost 59 years of marriage before her death on Feb. 7, 2017.

Frank had been a union meat cutter and an electrician for Killark Electric.  He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and was a member of the
Edwardsville Woodworkers club.

He is survived by 2 sons: David (Sabin) Aldridge and Frank (Tina) Aldridge Jr. of Granite City; and 2 grandsons: James and Joseph Aldridge.

Services are private.
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Thomas “Tom” Gratt Taff Jr, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home.

Tom was born on July 17, 1932 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Thomas G. Taff Sr. and Grace (Sneeringer) Taff.

Tom was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. He was owner and operator of P&S Amusement with over 50 years of
service as a coin operator and electronics repairman. He retired 23 years ago in 1997. Tom was a talented woodworker who enjoyed working with his
hands. He also enjoyed sailing at Carlyle Lake and in the ocean with Jo Anne. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly.
Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two sons, William and Scott Taff; and by his sisters, Mary McCollum and Carole Allen.

He is survived by his devoted, Jo Anne Taff of Granite City, IL; loving children, Kim (Dr. Charles) King of Granite City, IL and Daniel Taff of Highridge, MO;
proud grandfather to Amy, Josh, Emily, Maggie, Chris, Matt, Will, Charlie, Thomas and Zachary; proud great-grandfather to Ahran, Carly, Aiden, Layne,
Keeley, Chris Jr., Collette, Ava and Peyton; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL,
with Pastor Daren Carsten officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Enjoy Church in Alton, IL.
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Mildred Mary Zarr, 95, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

She was born October 7, 1925 in Madison, a daughter of the late Marco and Barbara (Trgovic) Mejaski.

She married Gerald E. “Butch” Zarr on May 1, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and he passed away on January 3, 2001.

Mildred was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active with
the luncheon committee for many years. She was very proud of her Croatian Heritage and enjoyed listening to the Croatian music. She was a member of
the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and served on the Madison Library Board for many years.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Denice Zarr of Franklin, Tennessee and Mark and Denise Zarr of St. Louis, Missouri; two
daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Zarr of Portland, Oregon and Carol and Douglas Landers of Portland, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren, Josh Zarr,
Lindsey Henderson, Taylor Zarr, Jack Zarr, Nicole Burnash, Jessica Zarr, Jayme Zarr, Caitlin Zarr, Jordan Zarr, Michael Zarr, Madelaine Landers, Olivia
Kate Landers and William Cole Landers; seven great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Olga Bilich and three brothers, Mike, Emil and John Mejaski.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Thompson as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
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Frank G. Griffith Jr., age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Care Center at Center
Grove in Edwardsville, IL.

Frank was born on August 13, 1938 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank G. Griffith Sr., and Charlene E. (Settle) Griffith.

Frank was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country with honor. On August 15, 1963, Frank married Marilyn F. Wondra, the love of his
life in Granite City, IL. Frank retired from National Steel as a sales manager after many years of dedicated service. He was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey
fan and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. Frank also enjoyed golfing and traveling with Marilyn. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom
he loved dearly. Frank was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Griffith; and by a grandson, Matthew DeWeese.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Marilyn Griffith of Granite City, IL; loving children, Nancy (Tom) Kurilla of Troy, IL, Jennifer Griffith of
Granite City, IL, Mary Griffith of Shipman, IL and Brian Griffith of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Garnet Moran and Teresa Sinclair; proud grandfather to
Thomas Kurilla, Justin Kurilla, Andrew Kurilla, Billy Scenzyn, David DeWeese and Kailee Griffith; beloved dog, Katie; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private family graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. A memorial service will
be held at a late date at Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Humane Society of The United States, P.O. Box 96930 Washington, DC 20077-7229.
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Jo Ann Tubbs, 67 of Granite City, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Jo Ann was born on September 9, 1953 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Tracy and Murle (Martin) Padgett. Jo Ann trained to be a nurse but her
heart was to be a homemaker because she loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. Jo Ann was always known for putting her family’
s needs above her own and will be remembered for all the special times she shared with her family.

Jo Ann is survived by and will be missed by her husband of nearly 49 years; Daniel R. Tubbs; her children, Danielle and Jim Hoffman of Granite City,
Danny Tubbs of Granite City, Douglas and Janet Tubbs of Gulf Breeze, FL, Shaun Tubbs of Granite City, Amanda Tubbs of Granite City; sisters, Julia
Ramirez of Des Moines, IA, Janet Parks of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Padgett.

In celebration of Jo Ann’s life, a visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Sam
Hart officiating at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial
donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
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Carol E. Proffitt, 68 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her
family.

Carol was born on December 26, 1952 in Evansville, IN; the daughter of the late Clinton and Elouise (Holder) Carrico. Carol was a homemaker and
mom who had a talent for crafts and a love for horses. Carol had an enjoyment of being outside, especially if it was spending time with her family. She
will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Carol is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Richard Proffitt, whom she married on March 7, 1969; her sons, Chris and Charlotte Proffitt of
Granite City, Tim Proffitt of Granite City, Nick and Jeremy Proffitt of Granite City; grandchildren, Shannon and Andrew Hardebeck, Rachel Burks, Jennifer
and Nick Robertson, Leeah Proffitt, Timothy Heady, Justin Proffitt, Kayla Proffitt, Amber Proffitt, Tyler Proffitt; great-grandchild, Llewyn Robertson; brothers,
Mark Carrico, Melvin and Dana Carrico and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother; Mike Ward and her sister, Cyndee Ward.

In celebration of Carol’s life, graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, 2550 Maryville Road in
Granite City with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating.

Anyone wishing to continue Carol’s life celebration is welcome to come by the family home after the burial at 2425 Sunbury Ave. in Granite City and join
the family in their celebration. The family has requested any flowers are to be sent to the family home.
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Merle Frances Price, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Cedarhurst in Collinsville,
IL.

Merle was born on December 25, 1930 in Walnut Ridge, AR, a daughter of the late John Shields and Beulah (McMullen) Shields.

On January 29, 1949, Merle Shields married James Price, the love of her life in Walnut Ridge, AR, and James passed away on May 4, 2015. Merle was a
proud homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was also a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to
many. Merle was a charter and devoted member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed reading her bible and going to church to serve
the Lord. Merle never met a stranger and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family, whom she loved dearly. Merle will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Merle was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Shields and Billie Shields; sister, Mary Doyle; great-
grandson, Ethan Price; and by her son-in-law, Dan Patterson.

She is survived by her loving children, Patti Patterson, David Price and Richard (Leslie) Price all of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Johnnie Shields; proud
grandmother to David Price, Melissa Seamster, Aaron Stovall, Andrea Cruse and Megan Stovall; proud great-grandmother to Elijah, Alexis, Jackson,
Ellison, Clinton, Abby and Cohen; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards, Granite City, IL, with Pastor
Adam Cruse and Pastor Daniel Wilson officiating.

Merle will be laid to rest next to James at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Grace Baptist Church or American Heart Association.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Cedarhurst in Collinsville, IL and the Vitas Hospice nurses for the loving care given to
their mom.
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Neal E. “Sonny” Howard Jr. 68 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Memorial Hospital
Belleville.

Sonny was born on October 2, 1952 in Granite City; the son of the late Neal E. and Clementine Howard Sr. Sonny was dedicated electrician at Granite
City Steel retiring after 42 years of service. He attended St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Granite City and was a wonderful husband and father. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Sonny is survived by and will be missed by his children; Shannon Howard of Granite City, Deana and Chad Hall-Marce of Lakewood, CO, Curtis and
Audrey Howard of Pine City, CA; grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Dyllian Rice, Paige Gleason, Sierra Hall, Zane Hall, Curtis Hall, Avery Howard, Colvin Howard;
great-grandchildren, Bryson, Joslyn, Marlee, Owen, Benjamin, Milo, Ella, Olivia, Kolson and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his wife; Donna (Reynolds)
Howard, whom he married in October, 1976; brother, Arthur and his sister, Sherri.
In celebration of Sonny’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 with services to follow at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of one’s
choice.
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William Andrew “Andy” Mathes, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Louis
University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Andy was born on July 5, 1952 in Jonesboro, AR, a son of the late Lee Mathes and Catherine (Kim) Mathes.

On August 2, 1975, Andy married Carol Pogorelac, the love of his life at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Andy served as Alderman for the 5th
Ward of Granite City, and was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was also a member of Tri-Cities Knights of
Columbus, St. Elizabeth Men’s Club, and he served on the board at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Andy retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman
after many years of dedicated service. He was very active with the United Transportation Union, serving as president and many other positions with the
union, and traveled to local schools to educated students about train safety as part of Operation Lifesaver. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Andy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Andy was preceded in death by a brother, Leland Mathes.

He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-five years, Carol Mathes of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Jason (Marilyn) Mathes of Glastonbury, Ct and Steven
(Kara) Mathes of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Mary Ann Hendrix, Robert (Sharon) Mathes and Jerry (Brenda) Mathes; proud grandfather to Emma
Mathes, Lilly Mathes and Henry Mathes; many nieces, nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite
City, IL, with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Kidney Foundation, masses or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Harvey F. Peters, 89 of Kampsville, IL and formerly of Granite City passed away peacefully at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Harvey was born on March 15, 1931 in Noble, MO; the son of the late Herman and Pearl (Bowden) Peters. Harvey gave many years of service in
production at General Motors and proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Harvey is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Christi and John Courtwright of Granite City; son, Gary Peters of Millstadt, IL; grandchildren,
Lindsey , Tyler, Megan and Nathan, Justin Peters; great-grandchildren, Lennox, Lakota, Mariah, Nash, Tyson, Brooklyn, Legend; brother, Ray Peters;
sister, Ruth and Sonny Hochuli and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Arbeiter) on October 26, 2020.

In celebration of Harvey’s life, services are being planned for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates Mausoleum, 50 Fountain Drive in Glen Carbon where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
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Donna Housend, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:31 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 7, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Dec. 26, 1945 in Venice, IL to the late Robert & Mary (Spangler) King.

Donna had been a waitress and cook at the American Steel cafeteria and Brenda’s Restaurant in Granite City and Madison, IL.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Lisa (Jeff) Pointer and Carla (Robert) Brooks; a son: Todd Housend of Granite City; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-
grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Frances O’Dell of Esteline, SD and Karen Mares of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Della Coltogirone, Lois King and Vernon O’Dell.

Services are private.
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Derek Ronald Powers, 40, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born Apr. 13, 1980 in Granite City to Ronette (Buzick) Dusky of Granite City and the late Douglas Ray Powers.

Derek was a movie buff and loved collecting movies.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son: Aiden Powers; Aiden’s mother: Ellen Dietz; a brother: Deron (Lucinda) Powers; and a sister: Kellie
(Ken) Warren all of Granite City.

Services are private.
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Tamala Rhea “Tami” Mitchell, 60 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home.

Tami was born on October 4, 1960 in Belleville, IL and was a safety officer at US Steel for many years. Tami was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church in Granite City and the Order of Franciscans. Tami was a very talented and artistic person who had a special gift of creating crafts and could knit
anything. She loved working with her hands, creating diamond paintings and loved music. Especially playing the piano. Tami was of strong catholic faith
who loved helping people and enjoyed her many days of spending time with her family. She will be remembered for the love of her family and all the
special times they shared together.

Tami is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Louis “Lou” Mitchell Jr., whom she married on July 16, 1983; daughters, Ashley and Levi
Romandine of Redwood City, California, Jessica and Anthony Antle of Granite City; her dad, Paul Sanford of Belleville; grandchildren, Mitchell Antle,
Cameron Antle, Maia Romandine; sisters, Lendy and Neil Middendorf, Wendy Cunningham and many other close family members and friends.

Tami was preceded in death by her mom, Marian (Clifton) Sanford.

In celebration of Tami’s life a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with
Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American
Cancer Society.
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” E. Brown, age 86 of Granite City, IL passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at Stearns Nursing
& Rehabilitation, in Granite City, IL.

Jackie was born on July 1, 1934, in Corning, AR, a daughter of the late Tom Ward and Laura (Harper) Ward.

On June 6th, 1953, Jackie Ward married Richard “Dick” L. Brown, the love of her life in Corning, AR. She worked with her sister, Charlene Sparks at the
Commonwealth in Granite City. Jackie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She was also a
proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Jackie was a devout Christian and was a member at both the United Methodist Church and Word
of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. Jackie enjoyed old movies, ice cream, music, (Elvis and Neil Diamond), craft making, cooking and shopping. Her
greatest joys were reading her Bible, attending church services, and spending time with her family at home and on annual vacations to Panama City
Beach, Florida. Jackie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all, she loved and cherished her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved her.

In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her son, Randall T. Brown, sisters Charlene (Tom) Sparks, Tommie Sue Poyner and Carol
Kilburn, brother Glen Ward, her twin brother, Jackie Lynn Ward and sister-law-Joyce Albers.

Jackie is survived by and will be missed by her devoted Husband, Dick Brown of Granite City, IL; her loving children, Richard G. Brown and Jayne
Pappas, both of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Jessica (Matt) Mercer, Sarah Davis, Benjamin (Sherrie) Davis, Melissa Pappas, great-
grandchildren, Anastasia Dooley, Alex Dooley, Gerald Salas, Jillian Ellis, Orion Gregory, Jayden Ellis, Logan Bryant, Zoey Bryant, Brantley Mercer, sister-
in-laws Judy Werths, Jeanie Ward & Ann Ward, brother-in-law Carrol Kilburn and many other extended family.

In celebration of Jackie’s life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City,
IL.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.
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Thelma L. Wright, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on May 4, 1927 in Qulin, MO to John and Mae (Fitzgerald) Webb

Thelma married Edward Wright and he preceded her in death in 1982.

She was factory worker for over 20 years at Bussman Fuse. Thelma loved her grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them.

Thelma is survived by a son, David (Deborah) Wright of Gillespie, IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother,
Sherman Webb of Qulin, MO. Thelma will be greatly missed by her great grandson, Zackary “Zacky” Bell who took care of her.

Besides her husband and parents, Thelma is preceded in death by 2 daughters: Carolyn Strickland and Betty Wright; 2 sons: Gary Wright and Steven
Wright and a grandchild.

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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Thomas Edward Bridges, 63, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home.

He was born on December 29, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Omer Bridges and Joyce (Love) Denson.

Thomas enjoyed cooking and cookouts with friends, playing video games and helping people.

He is survived by 5 sisters: Kay Bopp of Granite City, IL, Kathy (Mark) Hornsey of Granite City, IL, Sharon Norton of Granite City, IL, Elaine Denson of
Granite City, IL and Janet Denson of Granite City, IL and step father, Roger Clements, Sr.

Besides his parents, Thomas is preceded in death by a brother, Danny Huebner; a sister, Debbie Copeland and a step brother, Roger Clements, Jr.

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

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Tammie R. Stine. 61, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on July 7, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Jearald Dover and Carolyn nee:  Chronister Mifflin.

Tammie married Dana Stine in Granite City, IL on September 22, 2009.

The loving wife and mother enjoyed cooking.  She liked to can tomatoes and bake cookies.

Besides her husband and mother, Tammie is survived by 2 daughters:  Melissa Robertson of Granite City, IL and Tiffany Robertson of Granite City, IL; 4
grandchildren:  Jacob Robertson, Ezra Robertson, Isaiah Robertson and Mateo Robertson; 3 brothers:  Gerald (Michelle) Dover of Granite City, IL, Terry
(Gloria Kaye) Dover of Granite City, IL and Tracy (Cathy) Lambeth of Benld, IL and 2 sisters:  Sandra (Mike) Wood of Granite City, IL and Rebecca (Jesse)
Sanders of Alton, IL.

Tammie is preceded in death by her father and a son, Jason Robertson.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Services are private
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Ryan Richard Klein, 43, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 15, 1977 in Waukegan, IL to Keith and Karen (Marsh) Klein.

Ryan was a devoted father and enjoyed fishing, music, a good joke, nature and animals.

Besides his parents, Ryan is survived by 2 daughters: Summer Klein of Dubois, IL and Raeleigh Klein of Granite City, IL; 3 sons: Ryan K. Klein of
Nashville, IL, Caleb Klein of Dubois, IL and Bryley Klein of Granite City, IL; 2 brothers: Kevin Klein of Granite City, IL and John Gerren of Spring Grove, IL
and a sister, Lisa Marie (George) Paulosky of North Aurora, IL.

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

The family has chosen to have a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the parents, to assist with expenses.
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Mark D. Pellazari, 56, of Granite City died on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Granite City, IL.

He was born on December 23, 1964 in Highland, IL to John Otto and Rita (Childerson) Pellazari.

Mark was a member of the Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL. He worked in several auto parts stores as a sales clerk and sales manager. Mark
enjoyed drag racing and working on older cars. He was also a lifelong Pittsburg Steelers fan.

Survivors include a brother, Marvin (Marsha) Pellazari of Granite City, IL; 3 aunts: Caroline Childerson of Carlinville, IL, Jane Childerson of Greenville, IL
and June Childerson of Pocahontas, IL; 8 nieces and nephews: Austin Pellazari, Aubrie Pellazari, Katherine Gerber, Kay Porter, Darrell Pellazari, Johnny
Baker, Judy Jenkins and Lisa Warren and a special friend, Catherine Hutchinson. Also surviving are 3 step children: Adam Hutchinson, Brad Hutchinson
and Jennifer Hutchinson; 3 step grandchildren: Kingston, Colton and Heidi and several great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends and lifelong best
friends: Keith Smick, Dave Rippy and Kurt Ficker.

Besides his parents, Mark is preceded in death by a brother, John Lee Pellazari and 2 sisters: Rita Marlene Pellazari and Iona Baker.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL. COVID 19
protocols for churches will be in effect including everyone is required to wear a mask and to social distance.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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John Christopher Bohmer, 60, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born November 14, 1960 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He married Carole Ann (Roehr) Bohmer on July 28, 1983 in Oklahoma and she survives.

He was employed at Thomas Industrial Coatings in Pevely, Missouri with 28 years of dedicated service as a steel painter.

John loved socializing and being with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing pool and golfing and cherished his American Dingo, Chloe.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Justin (Stephanie) Roehr of Granite City and Nicholas (Erica) Bohmer of Dallas, Texas; a daughter,
Andrea (Stephen) Huffman of Granite City; five grandchildren, Mason Roehr, Ruby Roehr, Milyn Roehr, Lily Bohmer and Leo Bohmer; two brothers,
Raymond (Susan) Bohmer of New York and Ricky Bohmer of Maine; three sisters, Robin (Warren) Conner of Texas, Cindy (Kenny) Wayne of New York
and Heidi Plumey of New York; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Bohmer; his mother and stepfather, Patricia (McGee) and Richard Tanguay; a niece, Dawn and two
nephews, Chris and Gabriel.

In celebration of his life, a service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to support your local animal shelter.
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David A. Mundy, 56, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home.

He was born July 4, 1964 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of LaDonna (McGinness) Mundy of Granite City and the late Thomas Dean Mundy.

He worked at Value City Furniture in Fairview Heights with many years of dedicated service in sales.

David enjoyed his days of fishing, enjoyed sports and watching baseball and football and was an avid coin collector. He will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey Mundy of St. Louis; two daughters, Jackie Mundy of Glen Carbon and Jessica Mundy of Highland;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilyn Thomas of Granite City and Vicki and Rev. Kenneth Rayborn of Mt. Carmel; nieces; nephews; other extended
family and many friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean Mundy and Jeffrey Mundy; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Keith Harley
and brother-in-law, Michael Thomas.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at City Temple Assembly of God Church, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, January 8, 2021
from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Sam Hart and Reverend Kenneth Rayborn officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Melanoma Institute.

Donations may be accepted online at www.melanoma.institute or accepted at the funeral home or service.
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Helen K. Klenklen, 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Helen was born on December 2, 1935 in Boonville, MO to the late John G. and Lorene T. (Kempf) Klenklen. Helen attended grade school and high
school in Boonville, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO.

In 1960, Helen began her 50-year career at St. Louis University High School (SLUH) in St. Louis, MO. During those 50 years, she held the positions of
Secretary and Registrar. Helen loved work and her co-workers, befriending many of them outside of the normal work hours. She especially loved the
many SLUH students throughout the years who gave her great energy and kept her young. She retired from SLUH in July, 2010.

Helen was very active in her church and was a long-time volunteer of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Kingdom House (now LifeWise STL). She was
a frequent visitor to Missouri Botanical Garden (known as “Helen’s Garden” by family members), the Fox Theater and the Muny Opera. She never met a
stranger, and was always willing to help those who were in need, including feeding the homeless.

Helen was an avid reader and she loved to travel internationally and domestically, though she never found an ice cream she loved more than Ted
Drewes. She loved spending time with her many, many friends and family. Her family will especially remember her for the crazy games she would come
up with, her ability to laugh at herself, her kidding attitude toward nearly everything, her caring desire to always ask how others were doing, her ability to
make others laugh and feel comfortable, the many hours of Lebb Cookie making, and how she dealt the cookies out of the trunk of her car.

Helen was preceded in death by her father John, and her mother, Lorene, as well as a brother, Herb J. Klenklen and brother-in-law Melvin C.
Wilmsmeyer. She is survived by her sister, Janet A. Wilmsmeyer of Granite City, IL, her brother, Robert L. (Juanita) Klenklen of Blue Springs, MO. She is
also survived by her sister-in-law Joyce (Watts) Klenklen, 14 nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and
nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul (1310 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO 63103), or LifeWise STL (1321 S
11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104).

There will be a private family Mass and burial. The family is planning a Mass of Celebration of Helen’s life to be held when the Covid restrictions are lifted.
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Olen P. Hermes, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Olen was born on February 7, 1927 in Alton, IL, a son of the late Olen H. Hermes and Carrie (Hanold) Hermes.

Olen proudly served his country with honor in the United States Army and United States Navy. On June 22, 1957, Olen married Betty R. Mohon, the love of
his life at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL, where he and Betty are faithful members. Olen retired from ALSMA as a computer
programmer after many years of dedicated service. He was a talented artist who enjoyed oil painting and photography. Olen also enjoyed making clocks
and traveling with Betty. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Olen was a
devoted family man who loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Olen was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jean Hermes.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Betty Hermes of Granite City, IL; dear children, Rich (Paula) Hermes of Cottleville, MO and Laurie
(John) Greco of Granite City, IL; brother, Marvin Hermes of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to Kyle (Amanda) Joyce, Tyler Hermes, Becky Hermes and
Katie (Bobby) Oeth; proud great-grandfather to Hadley and Brayden Oeth; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with
Rev. Karla Frost officiating.

Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery fund for St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, St. Jude Children’s
Hospital or Heartland Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Donna Marie Dioneda, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at NHC
Health Care in St. Charles, Missouri.

She was born March 29, 1936 in Danville, Illinois, a daughter of the late Sterling Ford and Ramona Ayers.

She had been married to the love of her life and her best friend, Dr. Francisco Basa Dioneda for nearly sixty years before he passed away on October 22,
2015.

She graduated from Danville High School as a member of the National Honor Society and went on to earn her nursing degree at DePaul Hospital. As a
registered nurse, she helped her husband run his office for years while raising their four children. After her children were raised, she returned to
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where she earned her Master’s Degree. She retired from the Edwardsville School District after many years of
dedicated service and creating many friendships.

Donna was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and was devoted to her prayers with her Filipino prayer group. With her late
husband, she touched the lives of so many by never being able to say “No” to anyone in need. She loved the outdoors, traveling and her occasional trips
to the winery and Innsbrook with the girls. Her favorite holiday was Christmas Eve when she loved hosting her ever expanding family and circle of friends.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared, cherished her grandchildren and always loved the great times she had with her husband.

She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Steve and Annette Dioneda of Webster Groves, Missouri, Kerry Dioneda of Rockford, Illinois,
Randy Dioneda of Rockford, Illinois and Greg and Kari Dioneda of Glen Carbon, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Shanna, Alycia, Randy, Nick, Haley, Zachary,
Brittney, Justin, Shane and Justine; seven great grandchildren, Laila, Jacob, Vallyn, Ayden, Kylah, Vayda and Ruby; two sisters and a brother-in-law,
Roberta and David Hall of St. Peters, Missouri and Kara Ayers of Chicago, Illinois; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Rita Ayers of Chicago, Illinois;
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 10:
00 a.m. until a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

Private Family burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul- St. Louis https://svdpstlouis.org/donate .
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Albert W. “Big Al” Kibort, 92, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at
Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born January 12, 1928 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of the late Louis and Juanita (Mernick) Kibort.

He married Shirley M. (Rogers) “Shirl K” on August 26, 1950 in Granite City and she passed away on March 22, 2018.

He had owned and operated Al’s Auto Body from 1950-1964, worked for Wilbur W. Waggoner Trucking in Madison from 1965-1977 and later with Mike’s
Inc. Truck Repairs in Roxana from 1977-1983. In 1983 he went to work along with his wife at Shirl K Floral Designs in Granite City until his retirement in
1998. “Mr. Shirl K” delivered many floral pieces and smiles to the people throughout our community for all occasions. He was the helping hand with daily
operations and errands of the shop. Throughout the years at the floral shop, he continued his auto body career painting and repairing UPS delivery trucks
and vans.

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy on the USS LST-1022 class tank landing ship. Al was a 1946 graduate of Granite City High
School and later graduated from Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis. He was a member of the Machinist District 9 and American Legion and enjoyed
his many years of coaching little league baseball teams and girls’ softball teams with the Granite City Park District. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals, enjoyed listening to classic country music, working word search puzzles and going on his many trips to the casino with his wife. He was
always grateful to everyone and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by four children and spouses, Kathy and Russell Hamilton of Granite City, Karen and Jim Greenwald of Granite City, Kenne Kibort of
Fairview Heights and Keith and Debra Kibort of Granite City; nine grandchildren and spouses, Brian Hamilton, Stacie Griggs, Brandi and Alan Jansen,
Dustin and Lauren Wesley, Melissa Wesley, Dillon and Kylie Wesley, Taylor May Kibort, Kristopher Kibort and Alex Kibort; ten precious great
grandchildren; his twin brother and spouse, Louis and Wenona Kibort of Edwardsville; a sister, Emma Jakich of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 67 years and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Alyn Kibort; two sisters, Pauline Nichols and
Juanita Fett and a brother, Eddie Mitchell.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at the Pontoon Baptist Church, 4000 IL Rt. 111 in Pontoon Beach on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00
a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Mike Jameson officiating.

Private burial with full military honors will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Zachary Alyn Kibort Memorial Band Scholarship or to the Granite City Area Community Foundation.
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Randy R. Graham, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, MO.

Randy was born on August 5, 1958 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Raymond Graham and Peggy (Ross) Hoffmann.

On August 26, 1977, Randy married Karen Gay Hoover, the love of his life in Granite City, IL, and Karen passed away on January 24, 2020. Randy retired
as a lab analyst from Granite City Steel after forty-one years of dedicated service. He was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey fan and he enjoyed playing his
guitar and listening to classic rock. Randy also had a green thumb and he enjoyed working in his garden or barbecuing in the back yard. He was a loving
brother, uncle and a friend to many. Randy 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, Randy was preceded in death by his step-father, Leroy Hoffmann.

He is survived by his loving siblings, Danny (Min) Graham of TX, Tawna (Donnie) Hill, Debbie (David) Goodrich, Krystal (Tony) Merz and Bryan (Amy)
Hoffmann all of Granite City, IL; proud uncle to Veronica, Ronnie, David, Ethan, Cameron and Brandon; many great-nieces, great-nephews, beloved
dogs, Winston and Monty; extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Roger Dale Clements Jr., 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:26 p.m. Sat. Dec. 26, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granit City.

He was born July 8, 1972 in Granite City to Pearl (Woods) McElroy and Roger Dale Clements Sr., both of Granite City.

Roger loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter: Rachel Clements; 2 sons: Roger Dale Clements III and Edward Martin Clements; their children’s
mother: Dawn (Wells) Bone; a half-brother: Tom Bridges; 4 half-sisters: Kathy (Mark) Hornsey, Elaine Denson, Janet Denson, Kay Bopp and Sharon
Norton; aunt: Rita Clements; a great-uncle: Frank Hays; uncles: Harold Clements, all of Granite City and Donnie Clements of Cumberland City, TN.

Services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Burial will be at Noon Thurs. Dec. 31, 2020 at Clements Cemetery in Cumberland City, TN.
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July Lynnatte Wader, 43, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wed. Dec. 23, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Medical
Center in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Mar. 29, 1977 in Ft. Campbell, KY to Janet (Biggs) Cook and Rodney Lynn Ballard both of Granite City.

She had been a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by 4 children: Samantha Funk of Joplin, MO, Erin (Bradley) Bishop of Miami, OK, Kristin (Jesalynn) Garner of
Joplin, MO and William Wader III of Baxter Springs, KS; 7 grandchildren: Brayden Bro, Kyson Bro, Hayden Cutrell, Alana Bishop, Carson Cutrell, Landon
Ruddick and William Wader IV, she was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2 new grandbabies; a sister: Mitzi (Kyle) Perkinson of Sullivan, IN; and a
brother: Aaron Ballard of Litchfield, IL.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Gary E. Wright, 72 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Gary was born on April 17, 1948 in Qulin, MO. Gary was the owner & operator of Gary Wright Trucking and proudly served his country in the United States
Army. Gary was a huge Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and in his free time he never missed a chance to spend time with his family and friends. Gary
will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Gary is survived by and will be missed by his; daughter; Trisha Bell of Granite City; mom, Thelma (Webb) Wright; his Boy Boo, Sebastian Baxter;
grandchildren, Zackary Bell and Cheyanne of Granite City, Dustin Bell of Granite City, Mackenzie Bell of Granite City; great-grandson, Tyler Bell of Granite
City; brother, David Wright of Gillespie, IL; a very close and special friend, Tommy Moss.

Gary was preceded in death by his dad; Edward H. Wright; son-in-law, Robert Bell; brother, Steve Wright; sisters, Betty Wright and Carolyn Strickland.
In celebration of Gary’s life, burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military rites are being planned for a later date.
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Karen Kosuge (nee Scott), 67, of Granite City, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2020, with her family by her
side.

Karen was born to the late Vester and Marguerite Scott, July 21, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Granite City High School in 1971 and
pursued her dream to live for some time in Hawaii, where she met the love of her life, Ken. They married on August 29, 1976, in San Francisco, and
together raised four children who loved her dearly: Melanie, Summer, Tim, and Alex Kosuge.

Karen was an adoring mother, chef, and artist who enjoyed books, cooking, and travel, and she cherished her friendships in the local women’s social
group she led, GC Women. Her passion and her devotion, however, was to her family, for whom she was an endless well of love, generosity, and
support. She made every birthday and holiday (especially Christmas) magical with her care and fabulous feasts. We will miss her greatly and love her
always.

In addition to her husband and children, Karen is survived by her brother John Scott, sister-in-law Gloria Scott, niece Leah Scott, and her two
grandchildren, Mika and Teo Kosuge.

Those who knew Karen know how much she loved gatherings with family and friends. Unfortunately, out of an abundance of caution for all who loved her,
no public service will be held due to Covid restrictions. Instead, the family would like to host a remembrance celebration once it is safe to gather. Friends
wishing to honor Karen are invited to make a charitable donation in her name to their favorite food bank or children’s organization.
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Margie Lee Baker, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab in Granite City, IL. Margie was born on August 10, 1939 in St. Louis, MO.

On March 8, 1957, Margie Robinson married Hairel Thomas Baker, the love of her life and Hairel passed away on August 14, 1996. Margie was a loving
mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and a friend to many. She was a faithful member of South Roxana First Assembly of God in South Roxana, IL.
Margie enjoyed going to church to serve the Lord and reading her favorite book of the bible, Isaiah. She also enjoyed going on long drives when the
weather was nice. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Margie will be remembered for the loved she shown to her family. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Roscoe Robinson and Ava Alice (Henderson) Arnold; stepfather, George Arnold; and by her
siblings, Pat Chaney, Betty Richardson, Jean Sanders, Gloria Johnson, Peggy Carty and Clifford Robinson.

She is survived by her loving children, Nancy (William) Ellington and Janet Berndt both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to William (Roselyn)
Ellington, Nancy (Arnold) Huyck and Joshua (Jessica) Berndt; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis,
MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.
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Robert “Bob” Dale Henry, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Riverside Rehab
& Health Care in Alton, IL.

Bob was born on November 26, 1949 in Summersville, MO, a son of the late Dale G. Henry and Dorothy V. (McKinney) Henry.

Bob was a loving brother, uncle and a friend to many. He retired as a manager from Farmers Market in Granite City, IL. Bob was an avid sports fan and he
enjoyed golfing and reading a good book on history. His greatest joy was spending time with his 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 a sister, Carol Decker; and by a brother-in-law, Douglas Arnzen.

He is survived by his loving siblings, Don Henry of Granite City, IL, Debra (Paul) Stayduhar of Glen Carbon, IL and Marilyn Arnzen of Richland, WA; proud
uncle to Terry (Monica) Decker, Hilary (Andrew) Willis, Kyle Arnzen and Caitlin Stayduhar; several great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life, a graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, at a later date.
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Cloenah Goes, 89 of Madison, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Liberty Village in Maryville.

Cloenah was born on October 12, 1931 in Grandin, MO; the daughter of the late Tom and Ora M. (Tucker) Roam. Cloenah worked in production at
Wonder Bread Company in St. Louis and in her free time she enjoyed her days of cooking, playing cards, gardening and canning what she had grown.
Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cloenah is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Leonard and Mary Goes of Granite City, Adam and Ferrell Goes of Sullivan, MO; grandchildren,
Kim Pryor of Granite City, Tammy Johnson of Highland; Katelyn, Allie, Nick, Noah, Nyles; great-great-grandchild, Addie.

In addition to her parents, Cloenah was preceded in death by her husband; Leonard O. Goes, whom she married on May 10, 1947.

In celebration of Cloenah’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s
Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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B.W. Wallace, 85 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020 surrounded by his family.

B.W. was born on September 7, 1935 in Dover, TN; the son of the late Bieth C. and Queenie (Birks) Wallace. B.W. was a retired laborer out of local 179
for the City of Edwardsville and of Christian faith. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a life time member of the AmVets Post
#51 and a life time member of the Granite City American Legion Post #307. His greatest joy was the love of his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

B.W. is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Margaret “Peggy” (Browning) Wallace, whom he married on September 3, 1983; daughter, Janet and
Joe Vaughn of St. Jacob, IL; son, Kenneth Wallace of Wood River, IL; step-son, Bob Kirksey of Granite City, IL; sisters, Freida Tucker, Ann Warren, Nelda
Kingdom; grandchildren; Jason, Justin, Rebecca, Kristina, Angel, Lynnan, Jack; great-grandchildren, Emma, Lyla, Liam, Aaryn.

In addition to his parents, B.W. was preceded in death by his brothers; Gerald, Bobby, Roger, Harry, Leon, Guy and Shelby Wallace; sisters, Helen Shutt,
Violet Hayes and Peggy Sommers.

In celebration of B.W.’s life a family visitation will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor Kenneth Wallace officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with full military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Patrick W. Spivey, 46 of Madison, IL passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis.

Patrick was born on July 10, 1974 in Centerville, IL; the son of the late Carlton and Shirley (Statler) Spivey. Patrick was a proud volunteer fireman and
dispatcher for the Madison Fire Department; 911 dispatcher for the city of Madison and also served as a supervisor dispatcher for the Belleville Police
Department and was a dispatcher for US Steel. Patrick was a well known outdoorsman who was an expert trout fisherman and loved to camp and deer
hunt. Patrick loved his family and never missed a chance to take trips with his kids, visiting almost half of all major league baseball stadiums. He was a
huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to watch and cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs and he always supported his hometown hockey team, the St. Louis
Blues. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and Patrick will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Patrick is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Linda (Patton) Spivey, whom he married on December 8, 2017; his children, Briana Spivey of
Belleville, IL, Miah Spivey and Damion Stokley of Belleville, IL, Gavin Spivey and Hannah Grotsky of Fairview Heights, IL, Nathan Gray and Emily Cerkoski
of Madison, IL, Andrew Gray of Madison, IL; brothers, Mike and Lisa Spivey of Mitchell, IL, John Spivey of Collinsville, IL and many other close family
members and friends.

In celebration of Patrick’s life, a memorial celebration is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to the Madison Illinois Fire
Department, 1800 3rd St. Madison, IL 62060.
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Scott M. Hart, 62, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of Kingsland, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 20,
2020 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born October 3, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Melvin R. and Mildred L. (Scott) Hart. He spent much of his childhood into his young
adult life in the New London, Connecticut area and cherished the lifelong friendships from these years.

He married Mary (Byrd) Hart on May 13, 2003 in Kingsland, Georgia and she survives.

He was a Master Elite salesman with Auffenberg Mazda in O’Fallon, Illinois with 13 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Scott was a friend to all and for life, was an intriguing storyteller, a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends. He loved experiencing life, was always on the go, enjoyed days of hiking and was an avid fan of the St.
Louis Cardinals.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four children, Jacob Hart of Brooklyn, New York, Marilyn (Stephen) McPheron of Sugarland, Texas, Troy
Maycock of Sumter, South Carolina and Zachary Hart of Granite City; three grandchildren, Clive McPheron, Evan Maycock and Hailey Maycock; seven
brothers and sisters, Cindy (Nate) Jenkins-Bayna, Kenneth Hart, Dan Hart, Melvalene Hart, Robert (Cheryl) Hart, Robin (Charles) Manchester and Peter
(Clay) Hart; mother-in-law, Ollie Walker; father-in-law, Henry J. (Barbara) Byrd; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to the family wishes, a memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to support your local Salvation Army in his memory.
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June Becherer Duncan, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Fountain View Manor
in Granite City, IL.

June was born on June 7, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Clifton Dudley and Julia (Beaver) Dudley.

June was a loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She was also a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her
family. June enjoyed spending time with family and she will be remembered for the love and care shown to her children and grandchildren. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Becherer on March 30, 1983; second husband, John Duncan on
August 29, 2015; three sisters, Eleanor, Doris and Laura; and by her brother, Clifton

She is survived by her loving children, Mark (Debbie) Becherer of Collinsville, IL, Diane (John) Prazma of Granite City, IL, Michael Becherer of Granite City,
IL, Tom Becherer of Granite City, IL; Janet (Mark) Price of Granite City, IL and David (Karen) Becherer of Granite City, IL; sister, Gloria Kowalski of Granite
City, IL; sister-in-law, Louise (Jerry) McCann of Peoria, IL; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Becherer of Maryville, Il; proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. June will be
laid to rest next to Harold at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Misty Dawn Gutierrez-Marquez, 48, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on November 17, 1972 in Granite City, IL to Glen “Wayne” and Alma nee: Doza Risinger.

Misty married Mauricio Guetierrez-Marquez in Edwardsville, IL on February 25, 2011.

The loving wife and mother was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Pontoon Beach, IL. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and
exploring new things. She loved her family and pets.

Misty is survived by her husband, mother, a daughter, Mystic (Phillip) Hines of Danville, IL; a son, Benjamin Tackett of Granite City, IL; 5 brothers: John
(Pamela) Risinger of Breman, KY, Troy (Michelle) Risinger of Granite City, IL, Dale Risinger of Granite City, IL, Michael (Angie) Risinger of Springeron, IL
and Roger (Toni) Risinger of Breman, KY; 4 sisters: Theresa (Miguel) Huitron of Granite City, IL, Sandra Staggs of Granite City, IL, Kathy Marsala of
Central City, KY and Tina (Tim) Jones of Granite City, IL. Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews: Kimberly Grogan, Jason Risinger, Brittney Tramill,
Bradley Risinger, Angela Nagle, Jay Nagle, Sean Yates, Ashley Staggs, Jessie Huitron, Troy Risinger II, Seanna Risinger, Shantel Wallace, Tim Jones,
Jon Jones, Andrea Weedleman and Brandon Risinger; 5 step children: Mauricio (Jeanette) Gutierrz, Juan (Bella) Pablo, Teressa Gutierrez, Edward
Gutierrez and Vesiente(Erica) Gutierrez and 6 step grandchildren: Angel, Udl, Stephanie, Pablo, Jr, Dulce and Lupe.

Besides her father, Misty is preceded in death by a niece, Tonya Turnbough.

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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Arthur C. Stawar, 89 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Arthur was born on July 12, 1931 in Madison, IL; the son of the late Chester and Irene (Forys) Stawar. Arthur was an electrician for Common Wealth Steel
and had also worked for the national park service at the St. Louis Arch. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and proudly served his country
in the United States Army. In his free time Arthur enjoyed his days spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Arthur is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Lorraine (Knezevich) Stawar, whom he married on September 13, 1952; his children, Alan and Tami
Stawar of Bloomsdale, MO, Karen and Mark Boyer of Jefferson City, MO, Connie Boucher of Murphysboro, IL, Karla Priebe of Granite City; grandchildren,
Emily Ratliff, Sarah Aubuchon, Jamie Parsons, Adam Boyer, Amanda Schubert, Kastle Priebe, Chapel, Priebe; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ratliff, Nate
Ratliff, Wyatt Aubuchon, Isabel Parsons, Jackson Stoner; sisters, Jenny York and Stephanie Schade and many other close family members and friends.

According to Arthur and the family’s wishes, Arthur will be cremated.
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Mary H. “Mo” Sloan, 58 of Granite City passed away at her home in Granite City on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Mary was born on February 19, 1962 in Granite City; the daughter of the late William and Betty (Moad) McCunney. Mary was a homemaker mom and wife
who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed her days of playing pool and was a well known for the crafts she made. She loved her dogs Buddy and
Sissy and her family always called her “Sis”. Mary will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with family and friends.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Gerald L. Sloan, whom she married on November 19, 1992; her children, Nicci and Rick Pollard
of Bethalto, IL, Joe and Danielle Shepard of Arnold, MO, Bekka and Stephen Heigert of Roxana, IL, Jake and Kristen Shepard of Anna, IL; grandchildren,
Whitney, Emma, Andrew, Ava, Albie, Rylea, Morgan; brothers, Mick and Zada McCunney, Rich McCunney, Steve and Kim McCunney; sister, Doris
Chapman and many other close family members and friends.

In celebration of Mary’s life a family service is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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James “Jim” John McDonnell, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 14, 2020 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Jim was born on April 26, 1946 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Joseph McDonald and Opal Marie (Probus) McDonald.

On February 3, 1978, Jim married Linda (Krpan) Rock in Edwardsville, IL. Jim was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he served as
Lector. He attended St. Mary’s School in Madison, IL, Assumption High School in East St. Louis, IL and he graduated from Granite City High School in
1964. Jim made many dear and lifelong friends, especially the 1964 reunion committee. He attended Washington University and S.I.U. in Edwardsville,
IL, where he furthered his studies in math, which prepared him for his life’s work in computers. Jim owned and operated Tire Point Software Company in
Granite City, IL, and he had installations in twenty-three states and Canada.

His many interests included sport, cars, travel and music. Jim attended nearly every St. Louis Cardinal Baseball home game. He sometimes drove his
1967 VW Bus to many games, he was known as the “Van Man”. Many people would take pictures of the van he decorated in a Cardinals theme. He was
also an avid fan of St. Louis Blues Hockey and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame football and basketball. Jim was a walking encyclopedia of sports
knowledge.

Jim was a car enthusiast. He had a favorite 1968 Jag XKE and a 1959 Austin Healy, and he greatly enjoyed them both. He also enjoyed traveling with
Linda to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Egypt. Jim loved music and he attended many concerts, he especially liked the Eagles and
Dwight Yokum.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Kravec; and by his brother, Eddie DeFord.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Linda McDonnell of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Jim (Cindy) McDonnell of St. Louis, MO and Joe
(Carmen) McDonnell of Jefferson, TX; dear sister, Janet Zellin of Maryville, IL; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Bill) Litzsinger; nephews, Robert Henry and Craig
Kube; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church with Father Steve Thompson officiating.

Private family interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to Holy Family Catholic Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Varsenig “Vee” Haroian Throne, 98, passed away on 14 December 2020 in Joliet, Illinois.

Vee was born at home in 1922 in Granite City, Illinois, along with her twin brother Vahram, children of the late Arsen and Parantzem (Amirian) Haroian
who emigrated from Armenia during the Armenian genocide. They were raised, along with their two brothers, the late Vasken and Vahan, and a sister,
Vartanoush, in a loving extended family, where newly immigrated relatives often stayed with the family for extended periods of time.

Vee married Thomas Throne in 1949. She was a wonderful and loving mother to Norma Vee Asadorian (Eddie, Granite City), Pamela Rose Atkinson
(deceased; Raul, San Anselmo, CA), James Edward (Janet, Manhattan, KS), and David Bruce (Plainfield, IL), who provided her with ten grandchildren
and fourteen great-grandchildren. Being a military family the Thrones had to travel quite a bit, including living in Italy and Germany along with locations in
the US.
Vee graduated from high school in 1940, but never stopped learning. She took college classes late into life because she loved to learn. She started
working at the Granite City Army Depot during World War II as a secretary, and she eventually retired as a legal secretary in 1993 after 27 years of federal
service with a break during her child rearing years. Following her retirement, Vee was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees,
where she served as President, Secretary, and Alzheimer’s fundraiser for the local chapter. She was a member for over 50 years.

Vee was always involved in community activities. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City since 1949, where she
served in many roles including elder, deaconess, greeter, Bible School teacher, and Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Seafarers
couples group and various ladies groups. She was a member of the choir for decades where she loved to sing in worship of God. She particularly
enjoyed the July 4 Masters Voice Community Choir concert in the City’s celebration of the birth of our nation. Being raised in an immigrant family, she
was particularly patriotic and regularly flew a United States flag at her house, wore flag pins, and had assorted flag decorations around her house. Vee
also was a member of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City, and she often attended services at both churches on
Sundays.

Vee was a long-time leader in scouting in the community. As a Cub Scout den leader, a Boy Scout trainer and associate leader, and Council Board
Member, she was honored for her more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts with the Silver Beaver Award from the Cahokia Mounds Council, the
highest and most prestigious honor awarded to a volunteer by a local council to recognize Scouters of exceptional character who have provided
distinguished service within a council. She also completed the Boy Scout Wood Badge Program back when few women undertook such challenges. She
was a member of the Girl Scouts for over 50 years, having joined as a young girl and continued her association with the Girl Scouts as a troop leader,
camp leader, consultant, and Board Member of the River Bluffs Girl Scout Council.

Vee was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, serving locally as Adah, Worthy Matron, Secretary, and Treasurer, and she
served as Grand Adah of Illinois and Illinois Representative to Alabama. She was elected Worthy Matron by her local chapter thirteen times because of
her dedication to Eastern Star.

Vee was a long-time member of the Armenian Relief Society, and she served as treasurer for many years. She also served as a long-time volunteer at
the Gateway Regional Medical Center. She was involved in the Lincoln Place Heritage Association, which preserves and promotes the cultures of the
many ethnic groups that settled in Lincoln Place where Vee grew up.

One of Vee’s passions was playing Scrabble. She would play all day long if anyone would stick it out with her. The very last game of Scrabble that she
played, she beat Jim, even at age 97. She was able to retire her Scrabble board with a smile on her face.
Vee exemplified the Christian ideals in her life by helping others in need, being neighborly to everyone, giving to charities financially and with her time,
visiting and helping sick friends and family members, providing rides to those who could no longer drive, and living a morally good life.
In all things, she did her best.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in Granite City on Friday, 18 December 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm, with a funeral
service at the same location on Saturday, 19 December with a service starting at 10 am with Reverend Taniel Manjikian as celebrant. Burial will follow the
service at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in Granite City in Vee’s name.
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Jack Severs, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home with his loving
wife by his side.

Jack was born on September 5, 1952 in Granite City, IL.

On August 26, 1995, Jack married Donna Starr, the love of his life. Jack had worked for the Madison County Sewer Department as a maintenance man
for many years. He was an outdoorsman who loved nature and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom
he loved dearly. Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Donald Severs; and by a sister-in-law, Wanda Severs.

Jack is survived by his devoted wife of twenty-five years, Donna Severs of Granite City, IL; loving mother, Ann Severs of Lebanon, IL; mother-in-law, Donna
Bernheisel of Mitchell, IL; siblings, Danny (Naomia) Severs of Lebanon, IL, Larry Severs of Granite City, IL and Rena (Curt) Sawyer of IN, sisters-in-law,
Tammy (Joe) Wells of Byron, NY and April (Robert) McGuire of Jerseyville, IL; brother-in-law, William (Kim) Starr of Granite City, IL; numerous nieces,
nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Roberto Antonio Carrillo, 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Sat. Dec. 12, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in
Belleville, IL.

He was born June 7, 1955 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Josefina Oritz and Jorge Carrillo.

He and Maria Delgado were married in Collinsville, IL Oct. 30, 1999.  She survives.

Roberto was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Brenda Carrillo; 3 sons: Jorge, Miguel and Antonio Carrillo; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a
brother: Cesar Ortiz; and a sister: Elena Ortiz.

Services  are private.
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Phyllis Kay Sherman, 69 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Phyllis was born on April 8, 1951 in Granite City and later became a nurse at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. In her free time
Phyllis enjoyed her days of online shopping, social media, especially being on Facebook and her daily conversations with her sister, Jan. Her greatest
joy was her family and her grandchildren and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Phyllis is survived by and will be missed by her husband of over 30 years; Paul Sherman; mom, Dolores (Davis) Townsend of Granite City; sons, Michael
and Andrea Barton of Bourbon, MO, Jason and Angela Barton of Bourbon, MO, Eric Barton and Cheryl Price of Granite City; sister, Jan and Ronnell
Hildreth of Granite City; grandchildren, Christopher Barton, Jonathon Barton, Nathanyl Barton, Ashley Burks, Jason Barton Jr., Brent Bunton; great-
grandchildren, Maximus, Johnna, Kadence, Octavia, Mason and her doggie, Cody.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her dad, Frank Townsend.

In celebration of Phyllis’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.
m. with Dr. Eddy Brown officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Cathy Lynn Baker, nee: Atkinson, age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

Cathy was born on February 14, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Larry C. Atkinson Sr. and the late Linda J. (Tredway) Atkinson.

On August 1, 1997, Cathy married Mark Baker in Edwardsville, IL. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and a friend to many.
She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Cathy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Mark Baker of Granite City, IL; father and step-mother, Larry and Diana Atkinson Sr. of Glen Carbon, IL; children,
Jim Wilson of Carlinville, IL, Aaron Sartin of Granite City, IL and Kelly (Cassidy) Schlough of Baraboo, WI; step-children, Patrick Baker and Yvonne Reed;
brother, Larry (Linda) Atkinson Jr. of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Curtis Wilson, Caidance Murray, Dylan Murray, Gemma Alfaro, Patrick Reed and
Crystal Reed; extended family and many friends.

Cathy was cremated according to her wishes.

A celebration of her life memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Kendall Wayne Beck, 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at a very special time Thurs. Dec.10, 2020 at his home
following a lengthy battle with small cell lung cancer.

He was born Oct. 16, 1955 in Granite City to the late James P. & Esther (Kindle) Beck.

On Sept. 15, 1978, he and Molli Ropac were married in Granite City.  She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Kendall had been a welder steel frabricator for Mid-Continent Steel for 18 years.  He was passionate about crappie fishing, camping, gardening, mowing
the grass and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter: Chellie Brewer of Granite City, who tirelessly provided his nursing care; 2 sons: Christian (Kaylene)
Brewer of Snohomish, WA and Joseph Brewer of Granite City; 2 granddaughters: Reagan Clemons of Granite City and Reanna Farley of Wood River; a
brother: Tom (Stacey) Beck of Granite City; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Peyton Clemons; 2 brothers: Kevin and Jason Beck; a sister and brother-in-law:
Paula & Jerry Swiatek; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Betty and Mike Ropac.

Services are private.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice in Fairview Heights.
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Arthur Henry Hoff, 97 of Granite City passed away peacefully at his home with his daughter by his side.

Arthur was born on May 19, 1923 in East St. Louis, IL; the son of the late Herman J. and Elizabeth T. (Haider) Hoff. Arthur was a realtor and appraiser for
Morris Realty. He proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines during WW II and in his free time Arthur loved to play golf. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Arthur is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Beth and Terry Ravanelli of Granite City; grandchildren, Dr. Andrew and Brook Ravanelli, Joseph
and Amanda Ravanelli, Jill and Victor White; great-grandchildren, Piper, Lily, Joseph, Katherine; brother, Victor Hoff and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife; Harriet M. (Bowler) Hoff; son, Edgar T. Snipes III; brothers, Paul, Herman, Larry, Ed
and Carl Hoff.Misty Dawn Gutierrez-Marquez, 48, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on November 17, 1972 in Granite City, IL to Glen “Wayne” and Alma nee: Doza Risinger.

Misty married Mauricio Guetierrez-Marquez in Edwardsville, IL on February 25, 2011.

The loving wife and mother was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Pontoon Beach, IL. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and
exploring new things. She loved her family and pets.

Misty is survived by her husband, mother, a daughter, Mystic (Phillip) Hines of Danville, IL; a son, Benjamin Tackett of Granite City, IL; 5 brothers: John
(Pamela) Risinger of Breman, KY, Troy (Michelle) Risinger of Granite City, IL, Dale Risinger of Granite City, IL, Michael (Angie) Risinger of Springeron, IL
and Roger (Toni) Risinger of Breman, KY; 4 sisters: Theresa (Miguel) Huitron of Granite City, IL, Sandra Staggs of Granite City, IL, Kathy Marsala of
Central City, KY and Tina (Tim) Jones of Granite City, IL. Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews: Kimberly Grogan, Jason Risinger, Brittney Tramill,
Bradley Risinger, Angela Nagle, Jay Nagle, Sean Yates, Ashley Staggs, Jessie Huitron, Troy Risinger II, Seanna Risinger, Shantel Wallace, Tim Jones,
Jon Jones, Andrea Weedleman and Brandon Risinger; 5 step children: Mauricio (Jeanette) Gutierrz, Juan (Bella) Pablo, Teressa Gutierrez, Edward
Gutierrez and Vesiente(Erica) Gutierrez and 6 step grandchildren: Angel, Udl, Stephanie, Pablo, Jr, Dulce and Lupe.

Besides her father, Misty is preceded in death by a niece, Tonya Turnbough.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom .com
According to Arthur’s wishes, he was donated to the Washington School of Medicine.
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Terry K. Lindsay, 59, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:28 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born August 5, 1961 in Granite City, the son of the late Roger James and Barbara (McWhorter) Lindsay.

He married Starla (Roe) Lindsay on September 13, 1986 at Calvary Life Church in Granite City and she survives.

Terry retired from the Granite City Street Department after over 30 years of dedicated service as a laborer. He grew up attending Calvary Life Church and
truly cherished his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brittney and Justin Morton of Granite City; a son, Shaun Lindsay of Granite
City; his stepmother, Carol Ann (Maynard) Lindsay of Granite City; a granddaughter, Kaylene Morton; his sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Mark
Siebert of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a daughter, Bethany Lindsay.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.
m. until 7:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Lindsay family.
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My dear wife, Josephine Marie Beatty, nee: Bagliesi, left us for a better world on December 10, 2020. Josephine had a
twin sister, Margaret, and it was not easy to tell them apart. Josephine’s life was good for most of her ninety two years.

Josephine rose from being a secretary to being the administrative assistant to the Dean of the Social Sciences Department, prior to her retirement from
SIU-E after thirty one years of service.

Josephine had many interests. She was an avid gardener. She loved to sing and was a member of the Sweet Adelines barbershop chorus for ten years.
She also loved operas. In addition to attending many live opera performances, she had amassed a large collection of operas on audio and VCR tapes.
She also loved ballroom dancing, swimming, and playing bridge. Her cooking reflected her Italian family upbringing. Over a fifteen year period, Josephine
also served on the governing board and was secretary of the Granite City Senior Club.

Josephine is survived by Frank her husband of seventy years, a daughter Valerie, and Valerie’s husband George, a son Frank Jr., a grandson Eric, and
Eric’s wife Meghan.

Life will be simpler for all of us, now that Josephine is gone. Farewell dear one.

In celebration of her life, a private family visitation and funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City Senior Club.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Marie Lowder, 95 of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at University Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville.

Marie was born on August 14, 1925 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late Louis and Eithel (Wilder) Lamonte Beeler. Marie was a dental assistant
in Alton, IL and a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Granite City. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and in her
free time she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Marie will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with
her family.

Marie is survived by and will be missed by her brother; Ronald Beeler of Granite City; niece, Diane and Ray Jones of Granite City; nephew, Greg and
Teresa Beeler of Troy; 2 great-nieces; 4 great-nephews; 1 great-great-niece and 1 great-great-nephew as well as many other close family members and
friends.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lowder.

In celebration of Marie’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.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. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorial
donations are suggested to Wounded Warriors.
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Robert “Bob” A. Kraus, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, MO.

He was born Aug. 11, 1938 in Granite City to the late Frank and Mildred (Piljak) Kraus.

On July 29, 1961, he and Freda J. Moser were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Granite City Steel after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the
Knights of Columbus.  He loved to golf and spend time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 children: Jeff (Geri) Kraus of Glen Carbon; Cynthia (Curt) Desper and Bobbie Jo (Scott) Dreste of Granite City; 6
grandchildren: Jordan, Paige, Lexi, Devin, Patrick and Brooke; and a great-grandchild: Charley Jo.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Frank Kraus.

Services are private.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Bobby Joe Maples, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:53 p.m. Mon. Dec. 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born Apr. 10, 1946 to the late Billy & Betty (Thompson) Maples.

Bobby had been a crane operator and an over the road driver.  He loved motorcycles and car collecting and shows.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Shari (Chris Busch) Maples of Granite City and Barbara (Jerry) Miller of O’Fallon, IL; 2 grandchildren: Brittnee and Ashley; 3
great-grandchildren: Brionna, Gregory and Greyson; and a sister: Sharon Hughes of Fenton, MO.

He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Charlie.

Services are private.  Contact Shari for additional information.
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Richard L. “Rick” Thompson, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born August 5, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Jean (Tharp) Thompson of Granite City and the late Roy L. Thompson. He married Elise
“Lisa” (Kurabyan) Thompson on November 30, 1996 at Royal Orleans in St. Louis and she survives. He retired from Riley Industries as a supervisor and
had also worked at Granite City Steel with many years of dedicated service as a general laborer. Along with his wife, they owned the Dairy Bar on
Nameoki Road in Granite City and has enjoyed the many years of smiles, many laughs, great friends and good ice cream. Rick was a 1969 graduate of
Granite City High School where he played on the Star basketball team. His love of sports continued throughout his life and he enjoyed playing racquetball
at the Y.M.C.A. and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Niedringhaus United Methodist Church and loved his days of traveling with family and
enjoyed his many wonderful cruises.

Rick had a tradition of taking all the family children to the circus every time it came to town. He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife of 24 years and his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Amy
Thompson of Granite City and Alisa Thomspon of Granite City; a stepson, Sergio Donikian of Granite City; four grandchildren, Garner (Terri) Perigo,
Ashten Perigo, Hadleigh Perigo and Luke Moritz; a great granddaughter, Aurora Perigo; a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Ed Garey of Lake of the
Ozarks, Missouri; two nieces, Christy Renfrow and Angie Kienle; other extended family and many friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in
death by a sister, Marcia Reed. A man of few words, he was exceedingly kind, exceptionally generous and infinitely patient.

In celebration of his life, there will be a private service for Rick’s immediate family. Memorials are suggested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Online condolences can be made at irwinchapel.com.
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Anthony “Tony” Carrizales, 90 of Mitchell, IL passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Christian Northeast Hospital
in St. Louis County.

Tony was born on July 5, 1930 in Granite City, IL; the son of the late Doroteo and Frances (Carmona) Carrizales. Tony was retired from the Civil Service
after 30 years, which included tours in Vietnam and South Korea. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Association of Retired
Employees and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. In his free time Tony loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

Tony is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Jenny and Jim Cook; loving godson, Arthur Aleman; goddaughter, Eleanor Armour. He was a dear
uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. All who knew him will remember Tony for the dedication and love he had for his extended family.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine Aleman and Carmen Breckner and a brother, Gilbert Carrizales.

In celebration of Tony’s life, the family is planning services for a later date.
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Lillian Crawford Barbieri, age 96, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at her home. Lillian
was born on November 11, 1924 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Theodore Gitcho and Katherine (Ballis) Gitcho.

Lillian grew up in Madison, IL and she graduated from Madison High School in 1944. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister,
aunt and a friend to many. She was also a proud homemaker who cherished the times spent taking care of her family. After her children were raised,
Lillian went to work for the Granite City Township for over ten years. Lillian 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, Lillian was preceded in death by her first husband, O. Wayne Crawford; second husband, Joseph Barbieri; siblings,
Evangeline Stuart and Ted Gitcho.

Lillian is survived by her loving children, Katherine (Terry) Heaton of Maryville, IL and Bob (Linda) Crawford of Pana, IL; step-children, Bill (Debbie)
Barbieri, Lucia (Tom) Roche, Barbara Moser and Patricia Robrahn; two sisters, Mary Ann Husmann and Linda Scoville; proud grandmother to eight
grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private graveside services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Vernon C. Shelby, 82, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born on August 29, 1938 in Cairo, IL to Ernest Shelby and Vivian Thompson.

Vernon married Helga Schenk in Germany on February 10, 1961.

The U.S. Army veteran served 24 years in the military achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

Vernon is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela Branscum of Granite City, IL; 2 sons:  Steven (Amy) Shelby of Madison, IL and Vernon (Janette) Shelby
of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren:  Cody, Brittany, Chance, Brandon, Blake, Christine and Logan; 4 great grandchildren and a sister, Wanda (Lacey) Milton of
Granite City, IL.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Services are private.
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Anthony “Tony” Carrizales, 90 of Mitchell, IL passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Christian Northeast Hospital
in St. Louis County.

Tony was born on July 5, 1930 in Granite City, IL; the son of the late Doroteo and Frances (Carmona) Carrizales. Tony was retired from the Civil Service
after 30 years, which included tours in Vietnam and South Korea. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Association of Retired
Employees and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. In his free time Tony loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

Tony is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Jenny and Jim Cook; loving godson, Arthur Aleman; goddaughter, Eleanor Armour. He was a dear
uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. All who knew him will remember Tony for the dedication and love he had for his extended family.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine Aleman and Carmen Breckner and a brother, Gilbert Carrizales.

In celebration of Tony’s life, the family is planning services for a later date.
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Judy McGovern of Lebanon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 3,
2020 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.

Born and raised in Granite City, the daughter of the late William and Betty (Meinert) Hamilton.

She was a graduate of Granite City High School where she enjoyed being in the band through her high school years. After graduation, Judy worked for
Delta Airlines until deciding air turbulence and her did not go together. She then attended Lewis and Clark Community College in pursuit of a nursing
degree. While attending college, she worked at Fairmount Park Racetrack grooming and walking horses. This rekindled her love of horses which she
had since a young girl. Her mother often said she wished that they had bought her a horse when she was young so she would have gotten that out of her
system. While working at Fairmount Park, Judy worked and earned a training license and trained horses for a few years until deciding nursing would be
in her best interest.

She cared for others in her nursing career for over 40 years. She was a nurse who could be described as a patient advocate as displayed in her ability to
assess and seek solutions for problems with competency, courage and compassion. Her nursing career was comprised of many different medical
aspects from working in the emergency room to home health. She had worked for Illinois Oncology at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, St. Elizabeth
Hospital in Granite City. Her heart was with her home health patients and their families she served. She took them on as her own family and they in
return felt the compassion and dedication from her.

Judy’s passion in life was her love for animals. She raised many stray animals through her life, found homes for others and would not hesitate to run into
a busy highway at any given notice to help an injured cat or dog. Judy often said that many times animals have no voice and she never hesitated to take
that role. Horse racing remained her true love as she raised and raced horses for over 40 years rather successfully. Her love for the racetrack never
faded whether racing or just visiting the backside where her horses where stabled. She hardly missed a race her horses ran, always standing by the rail
clutching her prayer beads in her hand, not praying for them to win but rather for them to come back safely. Ella Kelly, Synd and currently River Cactus and
Silver Quarters are just to name a few. Judy enjoyed looking at the moonlight while doing her nightime feeding, caring for the birds and cherished good
shoulder time with her husband.

Judy’s life was filled with love and compassion, no matter the occasion, work or play. Judy’s presence was always warmly felt with her clever wit and
good humor. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and the many critters, she calls her babies.

She married Russell Dean McGovern in 1992 at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada and he survives.

In addition to her beloved husband of 28 years, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Janice Hamilton; nieces, Erin Foley and
Shannon McGovern; nephews, Christopher Hamilton and Ben Briddell; aunts, Louise Koester and Bert Abel; Goddaughter, Vicki Branding; lifelong friend,
Diane Briddell; many cousins; other extended family and many cherished friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Bethel.

The family of Judy wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and entire staff of St. Anthony’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their exceptional care and
kindness through these days.

Judy was one of those very special people that you could say you were blessed to have had in your life.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Randy’s Rescue Ranch, 1400 E. Hwy 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269 www.randysrescueranch.org or to Thoroughbred Aftercare
Alliance, 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503 www.thoroughbredaftercare.org
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Yvonne Joyce Gill, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 2, 1935 in Sparta, Illinois, a daughter of the late Vernon Orlin and Ruth (Craig) Wiley.

She married John S. Gill Sr. in 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 24, 1986.

She retired as a certified nurse’s assistant after over 25 years of dedicated and loving service with home care nursing.

She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Granite City. Joyce was a gifted artist and loved her days of painting and drawing.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Gill and Diane Gill Jr. of Fairview Heights and James and Teresa Gill of Florissant, Missouri; four
grandchildren, Sean Gill, Lacey Gill, Alyssa Gill and Serena Gill; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Clement Wiley of Sparta and Michael and Ann Wiley of
Marissa; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Gill.

In celebration of her life, a private funeral service will be livestreamed from the church for all that would like to attend. This zoom meeting will take place at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
To Join Zoom Funeral Service
Please go to:
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Meeting ID: 864 5151 5536 Passcode: Gill

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Ronald D. (Charbonnier) Crippen, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at
Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Granite City, a son of the late Carl and Olga (Sitton) Crippen.

Ronald loved working alongside with his many friends at New Opportunities Inc. in Granite City for 35 years.

He was a proud member and very active with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life. Ronald served as an assistant Scout Master with Troop 96 in
Granite City, member of Explorer Post 612 and was a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed over 20 years
of bowling on a league and had participated in Special Olympics throughout the years and was the recipient of many medals and recognitions. He also
loved to dance and always enjoyed the dances held by Parents of Special Education and Tri Cities Area Association for the Handicapped.

He never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

Ronald is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Bud Charbonnier of Granite City; nephews and nieces, Michael (Kim) Charbonnier,
Michelle “Pooh” Charbonnier, Tina (Chad) Wilson and Tammy (Larry) Birkner; great nieces and great nephews, Brady Charbonnier, Alayna Moore,
Nathan Moore, Spencer Birkner, Ross (Erica) Birkner, Drake Birkner and Elizabeth Birkner; great-great nephew, Kilian Birkner; other extended family and
friends.

The family would like to thank New Opportunities, Inc., Parents of Special Education, Tri Cities Area Association for the Handicapped, Special Friends,
Stearns Nursing and Rehab, VITAS Hospice and the staff of Edwardsville Care Center for all the love and care given to Ronald.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Charbonnier home on Saturday, December 12, 2020 with Father Alfred
Tumwesigye officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to New Opportunities, Inc., 1510 West Seventh Street, Granite City, Illinois 62040.
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Ruby I. Bathon, 92 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Ruby was born on February 20, 1928 in Fancy Farm, KY; the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Lena (Hayden) Buckman. Ruby was a homemaker and
mom who loved to take care of her family. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison and in her free time Ruby enjoyed her days of
gardening and spending time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Ruby is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Mary Ann and Richard Bledsoe of Granite City, Jane and Phil Boyer of Granite City, Debbie and
Clyde Boyer; grandchildren, Julie and Jeff Mastroianni, Kendra and Mark Miller, Melanie and Kenny Watts, Crystal and Matt Coleman; great-grandchildren,
Anna, Grace, Nikki, Mackenzie, Jackson; brother, Ed Buckman; sister, Stella Harris.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband; Henry A. Bathon Jr. whom she married on September 3, 1949; brothers, James
William Buckman, Robert Leon Buckman, Charles Hillary Buckman, Joseph Louis Buckman, Paul E. Buckman; sisters, Mary Ruth Scott, Mary Ann
Buckman, Dorothy Marie Otey Rule.

In celebration of Ruby’s life, a private family service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Spina Bifida,
C/O SBA of Georgia & Tennessee, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22209 or online at www.spinabifidaassociation.org.
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James “J.W.” Mathis, 92, of Collinsville and formerly of Collinsville and Granite City, Illinois passed away at the Care
Center of Center Grove in Edwardsville on Monday, December 7, 2020.

He was born July 4, 1928 in Dover, Tennessee, a son of the late James Walter and Cynthia (Taylor) Mathis.

He married Margaret A. (Finch) Mathis on December 27, 1952 in Cornith, Mississippi and she passed away on January 30, 2011.

He retired as a laborer in 1990 from National Steel after many years of service as a 3rd helper on Basic Oxygen Furnace line.

He was a member of New Community Church of the Nazarene in Collinsville and former member of the Church of the Nazarene in Granite City.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. J.W. always enjoyed his times spent back home in Dover, Tennessee
and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Elisha Mathis of Lafayette, Louisiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Kevin Mestel of
Collinsville; five grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Janet Mestel, Justin and Ashley Mathis, Holly and Brent Golden, Jaxon Mathis and Addison Mathis;
five great grandchildren, Austin Mestel, Wyatt Golden, Cameron Golden, Layton Golden and Mason Forlani; three brothers, Glen Mathis of Granite City,
Larry Mathis of Dover and Roland Mathis of Dover; a sister, Ollie Bryant of Dover; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Mathis and a sister, Annie Yarborough.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December
10, 2020 with Reverend Richard Unger officiating.

Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Pastor Henry F. Crippen, 86 of Granite City, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Saturday, December 5,
2020 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis.

Henry was born on December 20, 1933 in Mounds, IL; the son of the late Olin and Marie (Fisher) Crippen. Henry was the lead pastor of Word of Life
Tabernacle in Granite City for over 60 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and in his free time, Henry enjoyed his days of
feeding wild life around his home, starting a good fire, guns, art and paintings and was always known to joke around with family and friends. He loved
people and loved to help people anyway he could and will be remembered for the countless people he ministered to over the many years he served as
lead pastor. Pastor loved his family and the Lord and had such a kind and generous heart to all he met.

Henry is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Cathy (Sanders) Crippen, whom he married on December 6, 2002; his children, Brian Crippen Sr. of
St. Louis, MO, Lisa and James Cochran of Granite City, Rebecca and Rocky Smith of Granite City; grandchildren, Olivia Foster, Brian and Veronica
Crippen Jr., Nicholas Crippen, Isabella Crippen, Bethany Ellis, Rhiannon Smith, Rayley Smith; great-grandchildren, Noah Crippen, Madelyn Crippen,
Briley Crippen, Henry Crippen and numerous other close family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his son; Richard Allen Crippen and his grandson Sean Crippen; former wife, Bobbie Crippen.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 6:00 p.m. at Word of Life Tabernacle with Dr. Don
Jones and Pastor Brian Crippen officiating. A private family burial will follow on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City. Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Irene O. Hudson, 102, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Care Center of Cedar Grove in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on October 18, 1918 in Cherry Valley, MO to Alex and Edna nee: Sharrar Terry.

Irene married Richard “Tony” Hudson and he preceded her in death in 1996.

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed reading, travelling, music and word puzzles.  She worked for Market Development in St. Louis for several
years prior to her retirement.

Irene is survived by 2  daughters:  Terry DeVrieze of Granite City, IL and Darlene Demaree of Granite City, IL; a son in law, Roger Levin; 7 grandchildren:
Mike Demaree, Rick (Carolyn) Demaree, Laura (Kevin) Romine, Brian (Michelle) Levin, Greg (Stacy) Levin, Dawn (Sean) Lupardus and Kristie DeVrieze;
13 great grandchildren:  Alex, Caitlin, Sarah, Lindsay, Jeffrey, Travis, Alisha, Matthew, Gracy, Wil, Christopher, Erin and Dalton and 5 great-great
grandchildren:  Madison, Hannah, Luke, Olivia, Connor and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Irene is preceded in death by a daughter, Judie Levin; 4 brothers:  Roe Terry, Russell Terry, Roscoe Terry and Francis
Terry.

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

Services are private.
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Vernon C. Shelby, 82, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born on August 29, 1938 in Cairo, IL to Ernest Shelby and Vivian Thompson.

Vernon married Helga Schenk in Germany on February 10, 1961.

The U.S. Army veteran served 24 years in the military achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

Vernon is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela Branscum of Granite City, IL; 2 sons:  Steven (Amy) Shelby of Madison, IL and Vernon (Janette) Shelby
of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren:  Cody, Brittany, Chance, Brandon, Blake, Christine and Logan; 4 great grandchildren and a sister, Wanda (Lacey) Milton of
Granite City, IL.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Services are private.
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Robert Dwayne Cann, 61, of Madison, IL, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1959 in Granite City to Mary L. (Jones) Cann of Granite City and the late Robert Lee Cann.

On Dec. 31, 1993, he and Denise K. Busch were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Dwayne retired from River’s Edge Chemical.  He loved being outdoors and fishing.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 2 sons: Justin (Diona) Cann and Josh Cann; a granddaughter: Kaylee Cann; 2 brothers: Dennis and
Bryan Cann; and 2 sisters: Donna Kleier and Judy Cann all of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Jennifer Cann; and 2 granddaughters: Brittney and Kayla Cann.

The family will hold a celebration of life service for Dwayne at a later date.
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Joyce Lyn Miller, 66, of Edwardsville and formally of Wood River, IL and Granite City, IL died on Thursday, December 3,
2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on December 11, 1953 in Granite City, IL to James N. and Leona nee:  Widdows Johnessee.

Joyce married Robert F. Miller in Granite City, IL on April 11, 1981.  He preceded her in death in February 2015.

She enjoyed going to the casino with her husband.  Joyce was a receptionist for Dr. Phillip Valicoff prior to her illness.

Survivors include 3 sisters:  Sharon (Michael) McGovern of Granite City, IL, Mary Sanders of Granite City, IL and Darlene (Dr. Phillip) Valicoff of Maryville, IL
and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

A private burial will be held at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Yolinda Jean Welker, 63, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on December 3, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on March 26, 1957 in St. Louis, MO to William Dilbeck, Sr and Phyllis nee: May Covert.

The loving mother and grandmother worked at Mar- KA Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mascoutah, IL for 15 years prior to her illness.

Yolinda is survived by a son, Robert Topley of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Zachary, Nova and Violet; a brother, William Dilbeck, Jr of Cuba, MO and 6
sisters:  Phyllis Bronaugh, of Pontoon Beach, IL, Pamela Newberry of Granite City, IL, Ruth (Milton) Galle of New Athens, IL, Sherry (William) McCaslin of
Granite City, IL, Sheila (Bobby) Jetter of Mulkeytown, IL and Cindy Dilbeck of Oxly, MO.

Besides her parents, Yolinda is preceded in death by 4 brothers:  Timothy Dilbeck, Charles Dilbeck, Joseph Dilbeck and Virgil Dilbeck and by a sister,
Carla Henne.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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James Dean Matyas, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tues. Dec. 1, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital in
Alton, IL.

He was born Oct. 17, 1965 in East St. Louis, IL to Thomas Frank Matyas of Granite City and the late Carol Lorraine (Ringer)  Matyas.

James had worked for Matyas Construction for 35 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

He is survived by his fiancée: Pamela Darnell of Granite City; 2 step-daughters: Tammy Crowder of St. Louis, MO and Kim Crowder of Granite City; a step-
son: Charles Crowder of Glen Carbon, IL; 9 step-grandchildren; 3 brothers: Roger Matyas of Granite City, Andy Matyas formerly of Granite City and Scott
Matyas of Belleville, IL; and a special niece: Zoey Darnell of Jerseyville, IL.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Larry and Shane Matyas.

Services are private.
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Yvonne Joyce Gill, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 2, 1935 in Sparta, Illinois, a daughter of the late Vernon Orlin and Ruth (Craig) Wiley.

She married John S. Gill Sr. in 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 24, 1986.

She retired as a certified nurse’s assistant after over 25 years of dedicated and loving service with home care nursing.

She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Granite City. Joyce was a gifted artist and loved her days of painting and drawing.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Gill and Diane Gill Jr. of Fairview Heights and James and Teresa Gill of Florissant, Missouri; four
grandchildren, Sean Gill, Lacey Gill, Alyssa Gill and Serena Gill; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Clement Wiley of Sparta and Michael and Ann Wiley of
Marissa; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Gill.

In celebration of her life, a private funeral service will be livestreamed from the church for all that would like to attend. This zoom meeting will take place at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
To Join Zoom Funeral Service
Please go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86451515536pwd=U21DNStmdFNYVFdLM0t3SUxEVXlmdz09
Meeting ID: 864 5151 5536 Passcode: Gill

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Freddie Edward Cohen, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Granite Nursing
and Rehab Center in Granite City, IL. Freddie was born on February 16, 1936 in Olive Branch, IL, a son of the late
Claude Cohen and Goldie (Gullett) Cohen.

Freddie was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army from 1953-1956 and in the United States Navy from 1958-1981, he
retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief Molder. During his time in the military he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal with Bronze Star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon along with Six Good Conduct Awards. Freddie was also a lifetime member of the VFW and a
Mason with the Ainad Shriners Lodge 1030 Emeth since 2004.

On December 26, 1959, Freddie married Glenda Martin, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. He was a quiet, proud man who enjoyed spending time with
his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would love to just sit back and take everything in, saying “look what we started mom”. Freddie
loved spending time with his golfing buddies and was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City, IL. He was a loving husband,
father, papa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and a friend to many who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Freddie was preceded in death by his sister, Lela Miller; and by one brother, Lester Cohen.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-one years, Glenda Cohen of Granite City, IL; loving children, Richard Cohen of Granite City, IL, Connie (Kirk)
Webb of St. Charles, MO and Penny (Robert) Havrilla of Gulf Breeze, FL; brother, John Cohen of Olive Branch, IL; grandfather to Nichole, Michael, Nikki,
Robert, Ann, Tessa, Bianca, Leonard, Sophia, Natalee and Ricky; great-grandfather to eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life, private military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite
City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Word of Life Tabernacle Church.
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Robert “Bob” D. Graf, age 86, of Fenton, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 2,
2020 at the Woodlands in Arnold, MO. Bob was born on July 30, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank Graf Sr.
and Christina (Just) Graf.

Bob was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. On August 1, 1959, Bob married Nancy A. Lischer, the love of his life in
Kirkwood, MO. Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL and a member of Granite City Elks Lodge #1063. He retired from
AMSCO Mechanical in 1996 as a project manager after thirty years of dedicated service. Bob enjoyed spending time at his property, known as “The Lazy L
Ranch” with his family on the Meramec River in Cook Station, MO. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and a friend
to many. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His greatest joy was spending time with his eight
wonderful grandchildren. Bob will be remembered for the special times shared with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by siblings, Frank Graf Jr., Irene Markenson, Ida Graf and Dorothea Feldmeier; and by a brother-in-
law, Vance Lischer Jr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Nancy Graf of Fenton, MO; loving sons, Christopher (Lisa) Graf of Arnold, MO and Curt (Kathy) Graf of
Glen Carbon, IL; dear sister-in-law, Dorothy Beaman; proud grandfather to Brittany Graf, Ryan (Maddie Talbert) Graf, Lauren Graf, Andrew Graf, Erica
(Calvin Warren) Graf, Kourtney (Justin Varner) Green, Keri (Portlyn) Roberts and Nicholas Graf; proud great-grandfather to Henry Warren, Carson Roberts
and Kinley Roberts; many nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial mass will held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to the Commemorative Air Force Headquarters; P.O. Box 764769, Dallas, TX 75376 or Holy Family
Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Vernelle Werner, age 98, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Elmwood Nursing and
Rehab Center in Maryville, IL. Vernelle was born on January 27, 1922 in St. Joseph, MO, a daughter of the late Elmer
Young and Lola (Johnson) Young.

In November of 1952, Vernelle Young married Elmer Werner, the love of her life and Elmer passed away on November 26, 2004. Vernelle was a proud
homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and collecting antiques. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Vernelle will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Vernelle was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Vicki Gross.

She is survived by her loving son, John (Chris) Werner of Maryville, IL; dear sister, Maxine Thomas of Kansas City, MO; proud aunt to William (Cathy)
Thomas of Mission, KS; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family memorial service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Mausoleum on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:
00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army.
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Doris Faye Loness, 77, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on September 19, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Joe Walter Johnson and Doris Jeannette nee:  Williams Forsee.

Doris married Charles Loness in Clayton, MO and he preceded her in death in 2001 after 13 years of marriage.

The loving mother and grandmother worked as a school bus driver for 29 years.  She was a member of the Venice Social Club in Pontoon Beach.

Doris is survived by 3 daughters:  Debbie Sutt-Surdyke of Madison, IL, Karen (Jeff) Wallace-Boles of Navarre, FL and Pamela (Wesley) Wallace-Browning
of Pontoon Beach, IL; 2 sons:  Jerry Sutt, Jr of Madison, IL and Harvel Dean Wallace, Jr of Granite City, IL; 6 grandchildren:  Jerry Lynn, Jennifer Schofield,
Billy Lund, Laci Mosier, Kyla Surdyke and Bella McQuay; 5 great grandchildren:  Chloe, Milee, Jaxon, Mason, and Kaia; 3 brothers:  Robert (Butch) Forsee
of Brussels, IL and Walter (Connie) Forsee of Greenville, IL and Charles “Chip” Forsee of Fenton, MO and 4 sisters:  Lois (Steve) Everson of New
Florence, MO, Sandy (Jon) Pryor of Jerseyville, IL, Beverly Rouse (Julius Horvath) of Granite City, IL and Roberta Mathis of Dittmer, MO.

Besides her husband and parents, Doris is preceded in death by her step-father, Bob Forsee and  a brother, Eddie Forsee.

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

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

Services are private.
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Kenneth Scott McCallum, 52, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis,
MO
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He was born on June 7, 1968 in St. Louis, MO to Jimmy Eugene and Hattie Joyce nee: Mayfield McCallum.

Kenneth married Monica Astorian in Steeleville, MO on December 16, 1991.

The loving husband, father and grandfather enjoyed riding motorcycles, barbecuing, fishing and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife and mother, Kenneth is survived by a son, Dustin McCallum of Granite City, IL; 3 daughters: Whitney McCallum and her fiancé, Jared
Gray of Granite City, IL, Crysta (Austin) Navarrete of Granite City, IL and Hayley McCallum of Granite City, IL; 2 grandchildren: Salvador Blake and Sylvester
Blake; 2 grandchildren on the way and 2 brothers: Jim (Barb) McCallum of Cuba, MO and David McCallum of Cuba, MO.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father; a brother, Johnny McCallum and 2 sisters: Patricia Hall and Vickie Allen.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Patti Jo Cox, 64, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 11:47 a.m. Wed. Nov. 25, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born Nov. 20, 1956 in Grayville, IL to the late Jack Louis & Patricia Lucille (McDonald) Bush.

Patti had a green thumb and loved to garden and watch scary movies.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Amy (Anthony) VanMatre and Keri Abner of Grayville, IL; 2 grandsons: Jaxon and Jacob VanMatre; fiancée: Alan Miller of
Pontoon Beach; a sister Marie (David) Boyd of Fairfield, IL; a brother: Leslie Bush of Grayville; and her beloved dog: Willy.

Services are private.
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