Linda S. Sanders, 60, of Granite City died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on March 5, 1956 in Granite City, IL to the late Richard and Betty nee: Kampmann Sanders.

Linda was a home care giver and member of House of the Lord church in Granite City. She loved the Word of God along with her family. She will be
missed by Gizmo, her dog.

Linda is survived by 3 sons: Eddie (Tracy) Fudge of Bunker Hill, IL, Jamie (Amy) Fudge of Granite City, IL and Travis Fudge of Granite City, IL; 3
grandchildren: Michael. Tyler, and Brittany; 3 brothers: Richard Sanders of Granite City, IL Tommy Sanders of Alton, IL and Joseph Sanders of Granite City,
IL and 4 sisters: Patty (Billy) Venable of Collinsville, IL, Betty Jean Sanders of Granite City, IL, Karen (Mark) Arrigo of Granite City, IL and Joyce Sanders of
Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a brother; John Sanders.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Christopher S. Jackson 53, of Granite City passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at his home in Granite City. He was
born April 18, 1963 in Granite City to Edward and Della “Arnetta” (nee: Miller) Jackson.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters in law, Anthony and Tasha Jackson of Owensville, MO, C J Jackson of Granite City and Timothy and
Jennifer Jackson of Owensville, MO; daughter and son in law, Kimberly and Shannon Shanks of Pollard, AR; two grandsons, Andrew and Aden Jackson
and three sisters and a brother in law, Karen and Terry Rumpf of Granite City, Rhonda S. Johnson of Danville and Renee Jackson of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Randolph, Gregory, Michael, Bruce, Phillip and Jeffrey Jackson.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Kenneth William Britz, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:23 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born May 7, 1938 in Houghton, Michigan, a son of the late Aloysius and Ailiin (Kohlemainen) Britz.

He married Anna Ruby (Warden) Britz on April 3, 1964 in National City, California and she passed away on September 12, 2012.

He retired from the Granite City Steel after 33 years of dedicated service as a millwright. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp
and later retired from the Army Reserves. He had served in Operation Desert Storm and was a member of the AMVETS Post #204 in Madison.

He enjoyed his days of reading and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Michael Day of Granite City and Karen and Charles Wesbrook of Granite City; five
grandchildren, Jamie Robinson, Ciara and Dan Kitley, Kolleen Wesbrook, Spencer Day and Zach Day; five great grandchildren, Darrian, David, Dylan,
Victoria and Rayden; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Aloysius and June Britz of Wisconsin and David Britz of Alaska; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Britz
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Marian E. Watson, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born September 16, 1929 in East Chicago, Indiana, a daughter of the late Edward and Violet (Harvey) Monahan.

She had worked in accounting with beauty supply and sales, as a teacher's aide helping children with chapter 1 reading and service in many ways with
Community Care.

She was a longtime dedicated and faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church in Granite City where she had served as a deacon, mariner and
volunteered with Vacation Bible School. She had a love of animals and cherished her two cats.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Robert Householder of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Rosalie Watson of
Granite City; three grandchildren and spouse, Scott and Tabithia Yokley of Granite City, Kimberlie Yokley of Granite City and Tiffany Watson of St. Charles,
Missouri; two great grandchildren, Hannah Perry and Derrick Yokley; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Yokley; a sister, Violet Monie and a brother, Edward Monahan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Davis officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lorraine Joseph "Larry" Falbe, 76, of Granite City, Illinois was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 5,
2016.

He was born August 16, 1939 in Belleville, Illinois, a son of the late John Reinhold and Teresa (Grau) Falbe.

He married Gloria Helen (Munier) Falbe on October 16, 1965 in Belleville and she survives.

He retired in 2000 from the Granite City Post Office after 32 years of dedicated service as a clerk.

He was a dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.

He enjoyed his days of working in the yard, watching sports and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be remembered for the love and special
times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 50 years, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Falbe of Fairview Heights, Steven and Dawn
Falbe of Tucson, Arizona and Joseph and Pam Falbe of Fenton, Missouri; one daughter, Debra Falbe of Alton; six grandchildren, Andrea, Zachary, Maxwell,
Jamie, Brandon and Bryan; a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Francis Gross of O'Fallon, Illinois; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Mike, Lester and John Falbe and two sisters, Eleanor Fohl and Josephine Fohne.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic School and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Charlene Faye Pearman, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri
on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Born September 8, 1930 in Mattoon, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Charles Samuel and Mary Irene (Weber) McGinnes.

She married Lowell L. Pearman Sr. on February 5, 1947 in Cairo, Illinois and he passed away on September 3, 2010.

Charlene retired in 1992 from Dolly Madison Bakery in Granite City after 25 years of dedicated years as the manager and clerk.

She attended City Temple Assembly of God Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of shopping, playing the piano and tending to her flowers.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell "Joe" and Valerie Pearman Jr. of Granite City, Michael and Betty Pearman of Edwardsville and
William "Bill and Patty Pearman of Granite City; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl "Sher" and Aaron Kindlesparger of Chesterfield, Missouri; eight
grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jan McGinness of Edwardsville; one sister, LaDonna Mundy of
Granite City; her beloved dog, Bud; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Pearman; four brothers, John, Ray, Bob and Paul and
three sisters, Mildred, Lillian and Rosemary.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at City Temple Assembly of God Church, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon. Reverend Al Langston and Reverend Mark Pearman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to City Temple Food Pantry and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Glenn A. Bigham, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wednesday on July 6, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Glenn was born on March 1, 1934 in Perry County, IL, a son of the late Elmer and Bertha (Becker) Bigham.

Glenn was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On January 10, 1959, Glenn married Thelma Feltmeyer, the love of his life, in
Pinckneyville, IL. Glenn had retired in 1996 as a custodian from Granite City School District #9, after many years of dedicated service. He loved music,
playing the guitar, singing and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with family, especially with his three grandchildren whom he adored. Glenn will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Thelma Bigham of Granite City, IL; loving son, David (Angie) Bigham of Collinsville, IL; dear sister, Carolyn (Mike) Jewell
of Belleville, IL; proud grandfather to Brad (Rachel) Bigham of Granite City, IL, Michael (Lindsey) Bigham of Collinsville, IL and Shelby (Nate) Rozycki of
Collinsville, IL; one great-grandson on the way, Hendrix David Bigham; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Parkinson Foundation or to Granite City School District #9 and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Brandon James Caple, 31, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Granite
City. He was born August 9, 1984 in Granite City.

He had worked in construction and enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing. He loved to laugh and was always willing to help others. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

Brandon is survived by his cherished daughter, Jesalyn K. Bauer of Granite City; his father, James W. Caple of Granite City; his mother and stepfather,
Barbara A. (Sasyk) and David Borage of Granite City; his twin sister, Jamie A. Caple of Edwardsville; grandparents, Jeff and Betty Caple of Fairmont City;
two aunts, Debbie South of Edwardsville and Karen Davis of Belleville; three nieces; a nephew; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike and Winnie Sasyk.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Edward Cook, beloved husband of Dixie L. Cook died on July 6, 2016.

He was born May 13, l934, in Granite City, IL, and preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Frances Cook. Ed graduated from Granite City High
School in l952, where he met and was Class Sweethearts with his wife, Dixie. They were married in 1956.

Ed graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He was active in sports and pitched
two of Mizzou's winning games in the 1954 college world series where the team won Mizzou's only NCAA Championship.

He was inducted into the Granite City Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

Mizzou's 1954 Championship Team was inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame October 21, 1994.

The 1954 Team was also inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 8, 2004, in Springfield, MO.

After baseball Ed enjoyed golfing with the Bogie Boys, family vacations and get-togethers and February in Florida each year.

He served in the Army and Army Reserves.

Ed was Chief Engineer at American Zinc, AMAX and Big River Zinc.
He was a member of The East Side Associated Industries and was active in scouting while his sons were growing up. He was a member and Elder at
The First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville.

He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Dixie, three sons: Kevin (Nancy) of St. Louis County, Kyle of Glen Carbon, IL and Kent (Susan) of
Springfield, IL., five grandsons: Ryan (Danielle), Chris, Andy, Brendon and Griffin.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL 62034.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL, with Pastor John Hembruch
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Ernesta Bursik, 100 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

Ernesta was born on June 18, 1916 in Cicero, IL; a daughter to the
late Umberto and Lucia (Villanova) Bellinaso. Ernesta was a telephone inspector for Western Electric. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
in Granite City and a former member Northriver Side Catholic Church; North Riverside Senior Club and Gateway Senior Circle. She enjoyed her days as a
member of the Red Hats Granite City Red Steppers. In her free time she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Dorothy and (Lee) Hayes of Granite City; her grandchildren, Mary Ann and (Michael) Niemeyer,
Kathleen and (David) Hankins, Amelia and (Ray) Russell, Christopher Votoupal; great-grandchildren, Eric Niemeyer, Corey Niemeyer, Kurt Niemeyer,
Rachel and (James) Fry, Timothy Hankins, Andrew Hankins, Stephen Russell, Joseph Russell, Melanie Russell.

In addition to her parents, Ernesta was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bursik; her son, Joseph G. Bursik; sisters, Dorothy and (George)
Lemke, Elda and (Anton) Stregl; brother, Ernest and (Carmella) Rizzato; her son-in-law, Richard Votoupal.

In celebration of her life friends may call on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford
officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf
Road in Hillside, IL at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016. Memorials are suggested for Masses or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Building Fund.
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James F. Baker Sr, age 86, of Venice, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at his home, with his loving
family by his side.

Jim was born on January 15, 1930 in Hettick, IL, a son of the late Frank and Stella Baker.

Jim was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. During the war Jim was wounded twice and he received two Purple Hearts.
On September 29, 1951, Jim married Doris Riddle, the love of his life, and Doris passed away on June 17, 2005. He had retired from B&O Railroad as a
car foreman after many years of dedicated service. Jim was a member of American Legion Post #365 in Collinsville, IL. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in
his younger years, he was also an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Jim will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving children, James (Victoria) Baker Jr. of Collinsville, IL, Kenneth Baker of Cloverleaf, IL, Debra Finazzo of Collinsville, IL and
Cheryl Huelsman of Venice, IL; dear sister, Maxine Lampkin of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and
one great-great-grandchild; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with military honors provided by the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Nelse K. Provence, 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:03 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born November 24, 1954 in Granite City, a son of the late William and Louise (Williams) Provence.

He was employed at Granite City Steel in Granite City with 39 years of dedicated service.

He was a member of the Granite City Mas

onic Lodge #835 and proudly served his country with the United States Army.

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

He is survived by a daughter, Sonya Provence of Kuwait City, Kuwait; two sons, Ross Provence of Temple, Texas and Nelson Provence of Granite City; a
grandson, Dylan Provence of Temple, Texas; a brother, Bruce Provence of Caseyville; his former wife, Sharon (Rawlings) Provence of Granite City; other
extended family and many friends.

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

Memorials may be made to the Autism Society.
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Anne M. Harizal, 63 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Anne was born on July 30, 1952 in Granite City; a daughter of the late John Harizal Sr. Anne was a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville,
earning a Bachelors Degree in Education. She went on to retire after 30 years from the Granite City School District # 9 as Special Education Teacher.

She is survived by and will be missed by her mom; Dolores (Ropac) Harizal; brothers, John Harizal Jr. of Granite City, Matt and (Tracy) Harizal of
Pleasanton, CA, Phil and (Laurie) Harizal of Tulsa, OK; nieces and nephews, Kystin and (Greg) Bottoms, Michal Harizal, Daniel Harizal, David Harizal,
Allison Harizal, Samantha Harizal, Cameron Harizal.

In addition to her father Anne was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher J. Harizal.

In celebration of Anne's life, services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Villa Marie Winery, 6633 East Main Street in Maryville,
IL.
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Jack P. Taylor Jr., 54 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City surrounded by his family.

Jack was born on November 30, 1961 in Granite City, a son to Jack P. and Velda (Masterson) Taylor Sr. of Granite City. Jack was a Mechanical Engineer
and a Project Manager for Heneghan and Associates in Godfrey, IL. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City where he was a Sunday
School Teacher. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri, Rolla and earned a Masters Degree in
Business from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Jack served as past master of
Triple Lodge #835, past president of Ainad Hospital Unit, past president of Ainad Tri City Shrine Club and a member of the Scottish Rite. He served as a
member of the Granite City Planning and Zoning Committee and was considered "the smartest man in the world" by his friends and family. Jack was a
loving father, a devoted husband, a giving son and brother and a very proud grandpa.

In addition to his parents, Jack is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Katie (Choat) Taylor, whom he married on September 2, 1983; his sons, Luke
and (Ena) Taylor of Florissant, MO, Jake and (Heather) Taylor of Granite City; his grandchildren, Skyler Whitlock of Granite City, Gavin Whitlock of Granite
City, Jackson Taylor of Granite City, Matthew Taylor of Florissant, MO; brother, Brad and (Julie) Taylor of New Port Coast, CA; sisters-in-law, Renee Choat,
Carol and (Kent) Monical; brother-in-law, Mike Choat; nieces, Brooke Taylor, Brianna Taylor; nephew, Sean Choat; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clara
and (Bill) Choat.

Friends may call on Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Powell officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. Masonic Services will be held at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow services at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospital or Unity Baptist Church.
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Ernest Franklin "Frank" Green, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29,
2016 at The Fountains in Granite City.

He was born January 21, 1941 in Paducah, Kentucky, a son of the late Howard and Eulala (Hopson) Green. He retired in 2007 from Steins Mill Service after
many years of dedicated service with the Operators Engineers Local #520 as a heavy equipment operator. He was a faithful member of the Granite City
Masonic Lodge 877 and was a Shriner at Ainad Temple. Frank will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Randall Heuser of Granite City and Stacy and Ronald Burns of Ramsey; one son, Justin
Green of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Amber Brda, Adam Heuser, Nicholas Burns, Cole Burns, Logan Green, Lucas and Raelynn; two great
grandsons, Timothy and Miles Brda; one brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Christine Green of Granite City; special loving friend, Judy Castillo, other
extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son. Lloyd Green; a brother, Glen Green and a sister, Glorious
Chandler. In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Shriner's Hospital for Children
and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
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Richard “Butch” Clayton Taylor, 72, of Granite City died on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Anderson Hospital.

He was born on August 9, 1943 in East St. Louis, IL to Richard LaVern and Virginia Beth nee: Campbell Taylor.

Richard was a self-employed auto mechanic for 45 years who loved old cars and enjoyed watching John Wayne movies.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Margaret Beth (Mark) Arsenault of Elk Grove, CA and Tracey Lynne Reynolds of Salem, MO; 1 son: Richard William Taylor of
East Alton, IL; 9 grandchildren: Larry Shelby, David Shelby, Keith Smith, Nicholas Taylor-Neighbor, Carley Taylor, Hope Kahrhoff, Marissa Taylor, Rochelle
Arsenault and Makayla Taylor; 9 great grandchildren: Tristan, Kalahn and Giddeon Shelby, Autumn, Annabelle and Abigail Shelby, Savannah and Jayden
Smith and Kelcie Spangler; 2 step-daughters: Christine (Joe) Beque of Springfield, IL and Amy Meeks of Mt. Vernon,IL and 1 step grandson: Mark Meeks; 1
brother: James (Laura) Taylor of Granite City and 1 sister: Donna Lee Harper of Granite City Also surviving are 3 step-brothers: John (Angela) Berkeley of
St. Charles, MO, Joseph Berkeley of Granite City and Nick (Arlene) Newland of Las Vegas, NV; 2 step-sisters: JoAnna (Dieter) Thole of FL and Mary (Carrol)
Cook of Marion, IL.  Also surviving are special friends: Michael and Amanda Stiles and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Richard is preceded in death by a daughter; Virginia Anne Taylor-Kahrhoff; step-father: Carl F. Newland; step-mother: Guinevere (Von
Schmittou) Taylor; son in law: Michael Reynolds; great grandaughter: Isabella Shelby and step-sister: Deborah Berkeley.

Visitation will be from 12pm until time of service at 2pm on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home in Granite City. Burial will follow at Valley View
Cemetery in Edwardsville
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Joyce D. Brokman, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the
Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born October 13, 1930 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a daughter of the late Marion O. and Beatrice J. (Baughn) Hodge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford C. Brokman.

She retired in 1986 from the Granite City School District #9 after 16 years of dedicated service as a cook.

She attended St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and the music dancing club at the Collinsville VFW.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Ronald and Karen Swesey, Charles Swesey and Marge Kalal, Gregory Brokman, and Pamela J. and
Frederick Stein Jr.; six grandchildren, Amanda Stein, Amy Stein, Jennifer Stein, Pamela Scarpino, Tricia Wilson, Lauren Gaddy and John Swesey; three
great grandchildren, Jackson Scarpino, Matthew Scarpino and Olivia Gaddy; other extended family and friends.


In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 6:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Steffaniak officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Samuel J. Rongey Jr., 63 of Granite City passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital
surrounded by his family.

Samuel was born on February 19, 1953 in East St. Louis, IL; a son to the late Samuel J. and Phyllis (Creath) Rongey Sr. Samuel was a production worker
at Air Products in Maryland Heights, MO. He was of Catholic faith and in his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Pam (Gagich) Rongey, whom he married on June 20, 1975; his son, Chris Rongey of Chicago, IL;
brothers, Donald and (Sue) Rongey of Hardin, IL, Robert Rongey of Edwardsville, IL, Phil Rongey of Staunton, IL; sister, Diane Ellis of Iowa; mothers-in-
law, Norma Thornton, Dorothy Gagich; brother-in-law, Mike and (Cindy) Gagich; sister-in-law, Laura Maddox and numerous nieces, nephews and other
extended family members and friends.

In celebration of Samuel's life, a mass celebration will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington
Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorials are
suggested to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, Sam's Stars Team made to Pam Rongey.
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Anna L. Verrier 64, of Granite City passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her home.   

She was born December 18, 1951 in Granite City, IL to Eugene and Gertrude (nee: Giger) Jakel. Anna worked at Classen Optical in Oklahoma City, OK for
30 years. She attended Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and was a member for more than 30 years of VFW Post 382 in El Reno, OK.

She is survived by two sisters, Loretta Reed of Lebanon, TN and Carol (Danny) Evans of Granite City and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Fritz and life partner, Terry Dale.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Michael A. Gancheff, 56, of Wood River died on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home.

He was born on February 23, 1960 in Granite City, IL to John and Jimmie Jean nee: Barker Gancheff.

Michael married Sheila Anderson and she precedes him in death.

The U. S. Marine veteran was a member of the Granite City Eagles and loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed riding is Harley motorcycle and being a backyard
mechanic.

Besides his parents, Michael is survived by 1 daughter: Trisha Frisbie of CA; 1 son: Jon Gancheff of Troy, IL; 2 brothers: Steve Gancheff of Granite City and
Joe Gancheff of Granite City and 4 sisters: Cathy (Bob) Gisi of St. Louis, MO, Dorothy Gancheff of Wood River, Jackie Walker of Sesser, IL and Sandy Kielty
of TX. Michael will be missed by many friends and his dog, Pepe.

Michael was preceded in death by 1 brother: George Barker.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 pm until time of service at 2 pm on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Burial will be at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Deborah Sue Atnip Valencia 64, of Granite City IL, lost her two-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 21,
2016 in Maryville, IL

She was born June 21, 1952 to the late Leon and Martha (nee: Hood) Atnip in Granite City, IL. She was a CNA for 20 years and had worked for Stearns
Nursing and Rehab Center in Granite City.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Aden Sturgeon and a sister, Rebecca Atnip.

She is survived by four children, Alijah Sturgeon of Collinsville, IL; three daughters, Alicia Valencia, Tara DeGonia and Jamie DeGonia all of Granite City, IL;
eleven grandchildren; Cheyenne Tucker, Christopher Bishop, Seth Sturgeon, Ryan DeGonia Morris, Briley and Brandon Hagopian, Macie Marcum, Landon
Marcum, Justina Marcum, Annastasia and Angelina DeGonia ; brother and sister in law, Jim and Regena Atnip of Maryvillle, IL as well as many nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 12 p.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  Memorials
can be made in care of the family.
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Peggy S. Dallas, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL.

Peggy was born on November 25, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Wayne and Emma Lee (Thompson) Smith of Granite City, IL.

On March 5, 1977, Peggy married David G. Dallas, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Peggy had worked as a floral designer for Shirl K Florist in Granite
City, IL. She enjoyed making crafts, camping and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Peggy will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved her.

Peggy was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Megan Dallas; mother-in-law, Barbara Dallas and by a brother-in-law, Mike Richerson.

In addition to her parents, Peggy is survived by her devoted husband of thirty-nine years, David Dallas of Granite City, IL; loving children, Jennifer (Casey)
Beavers of DuBois, WY and Dustin (Cori) Dallas of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Aralynn Beavers, Dexter Dallas and Brawley Beavers; father-in-
law, Alvis "Gordon" Dallas; sisters-in-law, Debbie Richerson, Tammy (Danny) Matuska and Pamela (Brett) Lupardus; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held from noon until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Sedabres officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the Leukemia Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Maxwell McLuckie Forbes, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at his
home.

Born April 28, 1934 in Mt. Olive, Illinois, the son of the late Alexander and Helen (Brown) Forbes.

He married the love of his life, Marlene Rae (Lagemann) Forbes on November 12, 1960 in Alton and she passed away on April 29, 2015.

He retired from the Granite City School District in 1989 after 30 years of dedicated service as a High School vocational electricity teacher and had also
retired in 2000 from American Steel after 10 years of service.

The United States Army Veteran was also a 35 year member of the IBEW Local 309. He was a dedicated and faithful member of the Nameoki United
Methodist Church in Granite City. Max had served as a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts Troop #5 and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
He served Granite City as a Precinct Committeeman and as an electrical inspector.

Max enjoyed his days farming, scrapping, gardening, bee keeping and tending to his blue birds. He also was known for his landmark "Kilroy was Here"
sign on his farm along Highway 55. Other notable traits included taking time to visit, helping others and serving as a mentor and friend to many throughout
his life. Max 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, Alan and Yan Forbes of Bunker Hill and Brian and Michelle Forbes of Granite City; one daughter and son-
in-law, Cheryl and Jeremy Weaver of Granite City; four loving grandchildren, Maxwell Forbes, Alexander Weaver, Anna Rose Forbes and Elizabeth Rose
Weaver; one sister, Margaret Laudel of Mehlville, Missouri; many special caregivers; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Isabella Forbes.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial services will be held at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with
Reverend Tim Pate officiating.

Memorials may be made to Nameoki United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eva R. Kurtz, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

Eva was born on November 2, 1941 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Russell and Goldie (Boyles) Allison.

On March 31, 1962, Eva married Donald Kurtz, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Eva was a devoted and faithful member of City Temple Church in
Granite City, IL, she was also the church secretary for twenty-one years, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed working in the food pantry at the church, taking care of
family and friends and camping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Eva loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family
and church. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Eva was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Allison, Nina Williams and Neva Allison; and by one brother, Glen Allison.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-four years, Donald Kurtz of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Sheryl Clark of Granite City, IL; dear siblings,
Mary (Wendell) Chester, Joyce Cook, Mae (Ron) Renner, Earnest (Pat) Allison and Dave (Linda) Allison; proud grandmother to Derek Kenworthy and Kyle
Clark; proud great-grandmother to Dylan Kenworthy and Isaac Thornton; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at City Temple Church, 4751 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at City Temple Church, with Pastor Al Langston and Pastor
Gary Cook officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to City Temple Food Pantry, and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Jessie M. Champion, 90 of Granite City passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center.

Jessie was born on December 21, 1925 in Winkle, IL; a daughter of the late Herman Huffhines and Viola (Lenze) Kimmel. Jessie was a housekeeper at
the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, MO. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Pontoon Baptist Church. Jessie will be remembered for her
kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Sandra Gibson of Chester, IL, Sharon Greathouse of Granite City, Sue and (Jack) Palmer of
Granite City, Rebecca Ohlund of Granite City; her grandchildren, Ronnie, David, Dennis, Shanna, Daniel Gibson, Terry Cory, Zachery, Joshua Whitt; great-
grandchildren, Jayden Whitt, Dreamer Whitt, Cameron and Braden Gibson.

In addition to her parents, Jessie was preceded in death by her husband Fred Champion; son-in-law, Terry Greathouse and her 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Friends may call on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Joshua Steely officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial
Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to Pontoon Baptist Church.
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John J. Kwiatkowski, 79 of Granite City, formerly of Chicago, IL passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at his
home.

John was born on February 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL; a son of the late John and Theresa (Burzynski) Kwiatkowski. John was a long time yard foreman for
Gee Lumber and Lumber Liquidators.
He is survived by and will be missed by his children; James and (Stacey) Kwiatkowski of Glen Carbon, June Derucki of Plainfield, IL; grandchildren,
Laurine Kwiatkowski and (Darren Robinson), Jameson Kwiatkowski, Lilly Kwiatkowski, Heather Kwiatkowski and (Michael Patrick), Courtney Derucki,
Rachell Derucki; great-grandchildren, Laila Robinson, Benjamin Derucki.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife; Janette M. (Cepek) Kwiatkowski.
In celebration of John's life, a family service is being planned for a later date.
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Ryan John Moylan, 30, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:11 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Granite
City.

He was born July 31, 1985 in Red Bank, New Jersey, a son of Patrick and Patricia M. (Moylan) Wolfe Sr.

He worked in the warehouse at Icon Mechanical and cherished his two sons.

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

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sons, Cayden John Moylan, Ryan John Moylan Jr. and Nicholas Wilkerson and their mother, Joni Wilkerson;
a brothers, Patrick F. Wolfe Jr.; two sisters, Jillian P. Wolfe and Summer E. Wolfe, all of Granite City; grandfather, Clifford Oliver of Florida; grandmothers,
Ann Moylan of Granite City and Rosalie Wolfe of Leavenworth, Kansas; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Moylan and his grandmother, June Oliver.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family for his children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Willard E. Dixon, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home.

He was born November 8, 1925 in Fisk, Missouri, a son of the late Edward and Edna Dixon.

He married Frances J. (Williams) Dixon on January 21, 1946 in Corning, Arkansas and she survives.

Willard retired in 1987 from Prairie Farms after 37 years of dedicated service as a delivery truck driver. He had also worked with his son at Dixon Heating
and Cooling for 30 years.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Navy during World War II and later served with the 101st Airborne Division with the Army.

He was a member of GracePoint Pentecostal Church in Granite City where he had served as a deacon.

He was also a proud member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed his days of hunting. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Cindy Dixon of Chouteau Township and Michael and Charlotte
Dixon of Granite City; a grandson, Marvin Dixon Jr.; a sister, Alberta Rossen; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joe Dixon; a grandson, Michael Dixon Jr.; brothers and sisters, Ed Noles, Charles Noles,
Dorothy and Florence.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at GracePoint Pentecostal Church, 2450 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend T.L. Smith officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
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Hans J. Skoetsch, 75, of Madison, IL, died Wed. June 8, 2016 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehab.

He was born Oct. 3, 1940.
Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Dickey Ray Mizell, 72, of Granite City, Ill., born Sept. 20, 1943, in Metropolis, Ill., left from the life on Saturday,
June 11, 2016, at his home.

Dickey served his country from 1960 to 1962 in the United States Air Force.

He was united marriage to Sandra Sue Jeffords on March 22, 1966, and they are the proud parents of three sons, Tim, Don and Jason. Dickey and Sue
moved to Granite City in 1969.

Dickey worked many years for Mercer-Thomas Mortuaries in Granite City and served as a Madison County Deputy Coroner. He then went on to work as a
Legal Investigator for Talbert and Mallon Law Firm in Alton, Ill., and Williams and Caponi Law Firm in Belleville, Ill.

He was a past governor of the Granite City Moose Lodge 272 and a former member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, Granite City Jaycees
and the AMVETS. He also served as a Granite City Precinct Committeeman.

Dickey enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, playing poker and was known for his barbecue. He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and watched Days
of Our Lives for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald O. "Pete" Mizell and Florence C., nee Whalen, Dotson; a brother, Robert J. Mizell; a sister, Mary Helen
Medley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles Leslie Jeffords and Rhudell Jeffords; two brothers-in-law, Berle Parr and Wesley Smithart; a niece,
Brenda K. Worthen; and two nephews, Ricky and James Parmer.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his wife of 50 years, Sandra Sue Mizell of Granite City, Ill.; three sons, Tim Mizell
and friend Julie of Granite City, Ill., Don and wife Lesa Mizell of Cuba, Mo., Jason and wife Jessica Mizell of St. Louis, Mo.; like a son, Gary and wife Julie
Sellers of Highland, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Noah, Isaiah, Amanda, Jaime, Kayla, Drew, Dillan, Brenna and Leah; two sisters, Marcia K. Smithart of Durant,
Okla., Stephanie Parr of Metropolis, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Debye Mizell of Granite City, Ill.; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia A. and Ellis Reynolds of
Granite City, Ill., and Mary E. Mizell and Howard Medley of Metropolis, Ill.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to Life Bridge Partnership 1187 Corporate Lake Drive Suite 100, St. Louis, Mo. 63132 www.lifebridgestl.org.
Arrangements under the direction of Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Mo., and Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Ill. Online condolences at www.mizellfh.com or
www.irwinchapel.com.

Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd., Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at Irwin Chapel with Lesa Mizell officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.
m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golconda, Ill.
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David Lee Zezoff, 72, of Alton, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Thurs. June 9, 2016 at Willow Rose Nursing Home in
Jerseyville, IL.

He was born July 29, 1943 in Granite City, IL to the late Louis & Margaret (Barnett) Zezoff Sr.
Survivors include a son: Seth Zezoff of Fairfield, CT; 2 grandchildren: Blake & Jaxon; and a brother: Louis “Cookie” & Annette Zezoff Jr. of Granite City.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Zezoff.
No public services are scheduled.
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Ricky David Woodard, 62, of Granite City, Ill., born Jan. 5, 1954, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Wednesday,
June 8, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Ricky was a machinist at Cooper Industries in St. Louis, Mo., for 24 years. He enjoyed traveling and motorcycles. He loved his family first.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes, nee Cook, Woodard; and his brother, Ronald Woodard.

Surviving are his father, David R. Woodard of Madison, Ill.; his son, Ricky D. Woodard of Madison, Ill.; and long time companion, Teresa Barnes of Wood
River, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of his mother.

Visitation: Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at the funeral home with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset
Hills Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Ill.
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Rose Marie Merchoff, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Rose was born on June 3, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Wondra) Maykopet.

In 1947, Rose married Jim Merchoff, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL and Jim passed away on February 8, 2011. Rose was a proud homemaker who
loved taking care of her family. She was a member of the Croatian Club in Madison, IL. Rose enjoyed bowling, playing cards, especially playing poker with
her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Rose will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by one son, Dan Merchoff; brother, Jim Maykopet; and a sister, Dorothy Boelling.

Rose is survived by her loving children, Dennis (Shelly) Merchoff of Easley, SC, David (Gretchen) Merchoff of Chattanooga, TN and Dorothy Rampa of
Toluca, IL; dear sisters, Marjorie Bushong and Joanne Maykopet; proud grandmother to seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; extended family
and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 11:45 a.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriner's Hospital for Children and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Sheryl Kay Evans, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Meridian Village, Glen
Carbon, IL.

Sheryl was born on August 7, 1945 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Donley) Glozik.

Sheryl was a devoted elementary teacher at Nameoki and Maryville Schools in Granite City, IL for many years. After teaching she became a Guidance
Counselor at Granite City High School, retiring in 1995. After retirement Sheryl continued to work as a counselor at Southwestern Illinois College. She
enjoyed cooking, attending culinary classes, volunteering with the Lewis and Clark Museum and sharing her knowledge with others. Sheryl had a love for
animals, nature and was a member of the Audubon Society. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren whom
she adored. Sheryl loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sheryl was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Thomas G. Plant.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Kimberly Plant of Zionsville, IN; proud grandmother to Julia and Thomas Plant of Zionsville, IN; dear sister, Marilyn
Anderson of Valley Park, MO; significant other for thirty-six years, Gene Baker of Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Gregory Joseph Kline, 23, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Mon. June 6, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 7, 1992 in Granite City to Mary Ellen Huard of Brandon, MS and John Kline of Kokomo, IN.
Gregory was a Cardinals fan and had worked as a drycleaner.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Wayne & Jackie Burnley of Brandon, MS.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed. June 8, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at Noon Thurs. June 9,
2016 with Rev. Ralph Williams officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Collinsville, IL.
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Robert “Bob” Pieper Sr. 81, of Granite City passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center.  

He was born August 9, 1934 in Granite City, a son of the late Ferdinand and Alice (nee: Lahey) Pieper.  He married Mary Polach September 28, 1953 in
Granite City.  Bob served his Country in the United States Navy retiring from service in 1971.  He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Society of
American Magicians and the United States Judo Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Pieper of Granite City; two sons, Robert (Kathy) Pieper Jr. of Granite City and Donald J.  (Alice) Pieper of Granite City; ten
grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel J. Pieper; daughter, Carol Bercume; two sisters, Margaret Crawshaw and Dorothy
Young; five brothers, infant Paul and Henry, Donald, Ferd and Jerry Pieper and three sisters-in-law, Evelyn "Lynn" Pieper, Betty Pieper and Ann Pieper.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held at 7 p.m.  In urnment
will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Marilyn I. Turner Arnette, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Fri. June 3, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born Dec. 31, 1954 in Jerseyville, IL to the late Ida (Reynolds) Turner Wilhilmy & Oscar Jim Tuner.

Marilyn had been an Insurance Adjuster and most recently worked at Mama Mia’s in Granite City.  She loved people and entertaining friends and especially
flowers.

Survivors include a son: Lonnie Chapman of Granite City; 2 brothers: Lonnie “Tony” Turner of Granite City and Gilbert Turner of Grand Rapids, MI; 5 sisters:
Rosemary Hildreth, Jackie Turner, Tammy Utz, Mary Brown and Bonnie Collison, all of Granite City; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-
nieces, as well as many cousins in the Jerseyville area.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Mon. June 6, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at Sunset
Hills.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 nephews: Mike & Jimmy Turner

Memorials may be made to Hospice.
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Nuvart Kachigian, 78 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis.

Nuvart was born on December 28, 1937 in Istanbul, Turkey; a daughter of the late Nazaret and Adrine (Haroian) Donikian. Nuvart was a well known
business woman in and around the Granite City area who owned and operated Tony's Restaurant, The Snack Shack and A & W Root Beer. She was a
member of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City and in her free time enjoyed playing bridge, watching foreign movies and traveling.
Nuvart will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Amerik "Rick" Kachigian, whom she married on March 21, 1959; her children, Lydia Kachigian and
(Dr. Raffi Krikorian) of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Claudia Kachigian of Pontoon Beach, IL, Dr. Armand Kachigian of Pontoon Beach, IL; her grandchildren, Adrine
Krikorian, Mariam "Gabby" Krikorian, Giselle Krikorian, Barrett Glass; her brother, Serge Donikian; nephew, Dr. Sergio Donikian.

In celebration of her life, services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 3501 Century Drive in
Granite City with Father Torkum Chorbajian officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorials are
suggested to St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church.
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Mary Ellen Rydgig, age 62, of Troy, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at her home, with her loving
family and friends by her side.

Mary was born on September 23, 1953 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Walter and Peggy (Hawk) Milton.

Mary had retired from Major Gifts of Washington Universtiy in 2008 after fourteen years of service as a secretary. She was a faithful and dedicated member
of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Madison, IL. Mary was a former Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader and was a
member of the Myrrh Bearing Women. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed playing softball. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially
with her two grandchildren, whom she adored. Mary 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, Mary was preceded in death by one sister, Patty Milton; one nephew, Wally Milton III; and a great-nephew, Aaron Hergert.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Craig Rydgig; loving children, Michelle Rydgig, Clayton (Spring Dwyer) Rydgig and Christopher (Samantha)
Rydgig; proud grandmother to Layla and Carter Rydgig; dear sibilings, Walter Milton Jr., Brett (Julie) Milton and Anita (Dwayne) Winchell; five nieces, five
nephews, four great-nephews; four great-nieces; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a Panikhida
service to be held at 7:30 p.m. A second visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox
Church, 416 Ewing Avenue, Madison, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church with Rev. Father Nicholas Finley officiating. Interment will be in
Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Alzheimer's of St. Louis or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Joan S. Linhart, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor in Granite City.

She was born January 7, 1931 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Claude and Gertie (Thurman) Schwendeman. She married Carl J. Linhart in October
1952 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church
where she enjoyed many years of volunteering and participating with the Ladies Club and the funeral luncheon committee. She enjoyed sewing and
tending to her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Jerry Petrillo of Granite City; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Greg and Colleen Linhart of Mokena, Illinois, Mark and Tami Linhart of Granite City and Patrick and Sherrie Linhart of Gillespie; many grandchildren and
great grandchildren; a brother, Millard "Poots" Schwendeman of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Claude "Beau" Schwendeman and a sister, Peggy Diefenbach.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.
m. until time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.
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Eunice Harper, age 90, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May
31, 2016.

Eunice was born on March 13, 1926 in Granite City, IL, daughter of the late Adolph and Bertha (Dettwiler) Lore.

Eunice was a faithful and dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL. She was the owner and operator of Nana's Play Pen in
Granite City, IL for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Eunice loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she
loved her family. Eunice will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Eunice was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tina Consiglio; and by her brother, William Lore.

She is survived by her loving children, Mike (Jan) Consiglio Sr. of Branson, MO, Dennis (Darla) Harper of Bethalto, IL, Tim Harper of Collinsville, IL and
Dianne (Dennis) Meyer of Granite City, IL; dear sister-in-law, Helen Lore, of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to eleven grandchildren and many great-
grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Scott Adle
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Charles Norman Morlen,
age 81, of Granite city, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor, Granite City, IL. Norman was born on February 24, 1935 in Van Buren, MO, son of the late Everett and
Stella (Richardson) Morlen.

On August 8, 1954, Norman married Jeanette Crockarell, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Norman was a faithful and dedicated member of Tri-City
Assembly of God Church in Granite City, IL. He had retired as a millwright from Granite City Steel after forty-one years of service. Norman enjoyed working
and providing for his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Norman is survived by his devoted wife, Jeanette Morlen of Granite City, IL; loving children, Janet (Eldon) Monk of Spring, TX, Rickey (Patricia) Morlen of
Huffman, TX, David (Kelly) Morlen of Granite City, IL and Robyn (Donny) Young of Spring, TX; proud grandfather to twelve grandchildren and twelve great-
grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. A second visitation will be
held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Tri-City Assembly of God Church, 3400 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at Tri-City Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Barry Shepherd officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or Tri-City Assembly of God Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Richard Allen Smith 58, of St. Louis and formerly of Granite City passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

He was born August 10, 1957 in St. Louis, MO to Alva and Ella Mae (nee: Randolph) Smith. Richard served his country in the United State Marine Corps.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Linda Smith of Collinsville; niece, Nicole Smith of Collinsville and nephew, Cory (Amanda) Smith
of Edwardsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation services were entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Private inurnment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery.
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Norma B. Walton, 89 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her home.

Norma was born on December 3, 1926 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Major Riley and Ruth (Travis) Hildreth. Norma was a life long homemaker and
a volunteer. She gave countless hours of her time as a Girl Scout leader and to the PTA. She was a member of GC First Church in Granite City where she
volunteered her time and in her early years Norma was a reporter for the Press Record. Norma will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special
times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Judy and (Ken) Andrews of Granite City, Paula and (Harold) Gonterman of Granite City, Nelda and
(Gary) Sanders of Granite City, Chester "Chuck" Walton of Davis, IL; grandchildren, Laura and (Martin) Mengarelli, Kara and (Danny) Williams, David
Gonterman, Noah and (Dee Dee) Gonterman, Heather and (Tim) Connolly, Bryan and (Corinna) Sanders, Hillary and (Mike) Stapf; 8 great-grandchildren;
sister, Naomi Latham.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband; Denny Walton, whom she married on January 20, 1945; her sisters, Marguerite
and Nell; her brother, William.

In celebration of Norma's life, friends may call on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at GC First, 2317
Madison Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Rich Smallie and Pastor Byron Wampler officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon. Memorials are suggested to GC First Build Fund.
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Eunice Harper, age 90, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May
31, 2016.

Eunice was born on March 13, 1926 in Granite City, IL, daughter of the late Adolph and Bertha (Dettwiler) Lore.

Eunice was a faithful and dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL. She was the owner and operator of Nana's Play Pen in
Granite City, IL for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Eunice loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she
loved her family. Eunice will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Eunice was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tina Consiglio; and by her brother, William Lore.

She is survived by her loving children, Mike (Jan) Consiglio Sr. of Branson, MO, Dennis (Darla) Harper of Bethalto, IL, Tim Harper of Collinsville, IL and
Dianne (Dennis) Meyer of Granite City, IL; dear sister-in-law, Helen Lore, of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to eleven grandchildren and many great-
grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Scott Adle
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dale A. Mangiaracino, 61, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at
Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born October 27, 1954 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of the late Benny and Lillian (Bass) Mangiaracino.

He married Karen (Wettergreen) Mangiaracino on January 11, 1974 in New York and she survives.

He was employed at Kraft-Heinz Company with 32 years of dedicated service as a machine operator.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of woodworking. He will be remembered for the love and special
times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 42 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kris and Rosanne Mangiaracino of Granite City; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Diane and David Andrews of Collinsville and Darlene and Oe Kostecki of Madison ; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Mangiaracino and a sister, Denise Foley.


In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A
funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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George Samuel Wolfe, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:21 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born July 13, 1916 in Webb City, Missouri, a son of the late Morris Harrison and Gertrude (Freeman) Wolfe.

He married Juanita Louise (Betts) Wolfe on September 14, 1940 in Granite City and she passed away on July 4, 2002.

He was a carpenter by trade and worked in general contracting for nearly 80 years.
He retired in 1989 from M.H. Wolfe & Company in Granite City and was proud to be a dedicated member of the Carpenter's Union for over 75 years. He
was proud of his many construction jobs throughout the area.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country with the Construction Battalion during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American
Veterans and enjoyed attending the annual reunions of the Construction Battalions.

He was an avid bowler and received many trophies and awards through the years. He enjoyed all sports and enjoyed his years of playing ball and throwing
darts. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia L. and Rev. Lee Jackson of Wood River, Sharon and Thomas Mahoney Sr. of Vista, California
and Mary L. and Charles Thomas of Tampa, Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, David S. and Janis Wolfe of Granite City; sixteen grandchildren; thirty
three great grandchildren; one brother, Jack Wolfe of Norfolk, Virginia; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith C. Berner; a great grandson; three brothers, Freeman, Robert
and Glen Wolfe and two sisters, Muriel Lindsay and Ruth Abbott.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Lee Jackson and Reverend Thomas Mahoney Sr. officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the GracePoint Church in Granite City or to the Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Margaret Branding, a resident of Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois, died there on Saturday, May 28, 2016,
having reached the age of 100 years, three months, and two days.

Born on February 26, 1916, Margaret was the youngest of seven children and the second daughter of Charles and Charlotte Everts of East St. Louis,
Illinois. At birth she was so small that she was not named for several days until it was known she would survive. She grew up to be educated in the local
public schools.

In the 1940s, Margaret married Ty Doaks of Effingham, Illinois, and moved with him to Apple Valley, California, where they owned and operated a
restaurant for several years. By the mid-1950s, however, the marriage ended and Margaret rejoined her family in East St. Louis, where she worked at the
Singer Sewing Machine Company.

In 1957, she married Edward Branding of Granite City, Illinois. There she worked at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, first as secretary and later as medical
librarian. With Ed, an active member of the East St. Louis Shriners' Temple, she traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and South America. Closer to home,
the couple regularly visited Ed's daughter, June, and her family in suburban Chicago.

After Ed's death in 1983, Margaret continued working at St. Elizabeth's, and even after retiring several years later volunteered regularly at the medical
center, which honored her decades of service at a public event. Meanwhile, with companion and dancing partner George Daniels, also a Shriner, she
maintained a lively social life.

In the mid-1990s Margaret sold her Granite City home and moved to Meridian Village, where she lived independently until relocating a few years ago to
assisted living in the memory care facility, Hummingbird Lane.

Preceding Margaret in death were her parents, siblings, and husbands. Left to remember her are step-daughter June (Marshall) Mussay, of Glenview,
Illinois; step-grandchildren Jill (Allan) Ruter, also of Glenview; Judy (Mark) McDonald, of Overland Park, Kansas; Jeffrey Mussay, of Hudson, Ohio; and
Michael (Antoinette) Mussay, of Grayslake, Illinois; twelve step-great-grandchildren; and dear friend Hilda Fortner, of Glen Carbon.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held at the chapel at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2pm until time of
memorial service at 3pm with Chaplain Brad Thomas officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to support your local animal shelter.
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Atha “Tippy” Taylor Bugg, 56, of Mitchell, IL passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born October 18, 1959 in Tiptonville, Tennessee to Leon Bugg Sr. and Athalea (nee: Taylor) Bugg.

Tippy enjoyed motorcycles and was a past member of the Bush Pilots Motorcycle Club. He also enjoyed model trains and drag bike racing.

Atha is survived by ex-wife and good friend, Paula (nee: Dixon) Bugg of Mitchell, IL, daughter, Taylor (Brandon Khammanivong) Bugg of Mitchell, IL, son,
Adam Bugg of Mitchell, IL, grandson Austin Khammanivong, father, Lean Bugg Sr. of Granite City, IL, brother, Leon (Sue) Bugg Jr. of Granite City, IL and a
sister, Angelia (Glen) Bennet of Granite City, IL, nieces, Misty (Larry) Monroe and Aubory Bugg and great nephew, Liam Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Athalea (nee: Taylor) Bugg.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Vince E. Ghirardi, 71 of Granite City passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Gateway Regional Hospital in
Granite City.

Vince was born on July 23, 1944 in St. Louis, MO; a son to the late Conjo and Lurline (Jordan) Ghirardi. Vince was a mechanic and the owner of Master
Auto Care in Granite City. He was a member of Tri City Park Tabernacle and along with his wife ran the Tri City Speedway. He proudly served his country in
the United States Marines and in his free time enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Roberta "Bobbie" (Farris) Ghirardi; his son, James and (Nikki) Ghirardi of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Julie
and (Lonnie) Cleveland Jr. of Millstadt, IL; grandchildren, Ashley Hess and (Nathan Timm), Lonnie Cleveland III, Austin Cleveland, Jackson Ghirardi; great-
grandchild, Bryce Timm; nephews, Brian Durbin, Mike Durbin, Tim Durbin, Greg Durbin, Dane Farris; nieces, Cheryle Jewell, Holly Farris; brother-in-law,
Jerry and (Julia) Farris.

In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by his son; Jerry Ghirardi and his sister, Sharon Durbin.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
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Betty L. Baldwin, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her home with her loving
family by her side.

Betty was born on May 16, 1943 in Elco, IL, a daughter of the late Gene and Donnie (Brooks) Kee.

On February 3, 1963, Betty married Thomas H. Baldwin, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Betty was a faithful and dedicated member of Tri-City
Assembly of God Church in Granite City, IL; she was also the custodian at the church for many years. Betty was proud to be a Madison County election
judge and she enjoyed going to church, singing in the choir and reading. She was very talented and could play several instruments, including the
harmonica, piano and ukelele. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Betty loved life,
she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her Lord and her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by one sister, Almeda Kee and by seven brothers, Lee, Vernon, Jess, Enos, George, Lester and
Dale Kee.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Tom Baldwin of Granite City, IL, loving children, Elizabeth (Keith) Field of Clinton, IA, Tom (Chris) Baldwin of
Granite City, IL and Phillip (Regina) Baldwin of Roxanna, IL; one sister, Donna Mathis; four brothers, Stanley Kee, Bob (Mae) Kee, Denny (Mary) Kee and
Conrad (Barb) Kee; proud grandmother to Thomas, Josh, Ashlynn, Shelby, Sidney, Jordan, Paige, Caleb, Isabel and Sarah; proud great-grandmother to
Alyssa, Aidyn, Ainsley, Gunnar, Karlie and Hunter; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Barry Shepherd officiating.

Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
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Linda Mae Hopkins, 68 of Granite City, IL passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

Linda was born on September 3, 1948 in Potosi, MO; a daughter to the late Ima (Skaggs) Messinger and Edward Carl Volner. On March 18, 1981 she and
Donald Ray Hopkins Sr. were married in Granite City. Linda had worked for many years as a printer and supervisor for both American Loose Leaf and
Thrifty Printing. Linda enjoyed softball in her younger years and loved bowling and gardening.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Donald Ray Hopkins Sr.; her son, Charles Alfaro of Granite City; 2 step-daughters, Stacey Hopkins
of Highland, IL and Linda Joan Hopkins of Florida; 2 step sons, Donald Ray Hopkins Jr. and Phillip Scott Hopkins both of Granite City; 2 grandchildren,
Milez and Gemma Alfaro; many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jim Volner of Farmington, MO, Steve Messinger of Granite City; 3
sisters, Brenda Cox of Farmington, MO, Jeanette Weeks of Granite City, Janet Stock of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her daughter; Tracey White and her brother, Stanley Volner.

In celebration of Linda's life, friends may call on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.
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Annie Mildred Brown, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:39 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her home.

She was born January 7, 1939 in Linn, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Elmer Leroy and Virginia Lavern (Stephens) Hearn.

She married Otis Brown on September 7, 1957 in Greenville, Mississippi and he survives.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker and enjoyed working puzzles and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Cheryl Brown of Granite City; a daughter, Freda Brown of
Granite City; seven grandchildren, Richie (Shanna) French, Lee Brown, Crissy (Josh) French, Amber (John) Vasiloff, Matthew (Bridget) Brown, Joshua
Brown and Alissa Howard; thirteen great grandchildren, Nicholas, Keirsten, Madison, Ethan, Mikala, Austin, Colton, Mia, Lucas, Carter, John, Mackenzie
and Colten; a sister, Jan Barnes of Mississippi; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bobby Hearn, Sammy and Betty Hearn and Walter and Gladys
Hearn, all of Mississippi; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Frances Abney, Audrey Newton, Calvin Hearn, Newman Hearn and
Dennis Hearn.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Greg Dickerman and Tim Wilkinson officiating.

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

Memorial may be made to Sky Line Church in O'Fallon, Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Henry Leroy Meyers, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sat. May 21, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Feb. 11, 1927 in Ashburn, MO to the late John & Mary Elizabeth (Hiles) Meyers.

Henry was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Glenview Assembly of God.  He worked for A.O. Smith for 28 years before retiring as a welder in
maintenance in 1982.  He loved animals, yard sales, flea markets, junk yards, fairs & Eckert’s as well as wrestling & especially his grandkids.

On Oct 5, 2001, he and Alpha Briggs were married in Edwardsville.  She survives in Granite City.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Phyllis (Dale) Campbell of Granite City, Rhonda Baker of Granite City and Karen Scott of Huntsville,
AL; 3 sons: Dennis Leroy Meyers of Madison, IL, Mark DeWayne Meyers of Madison, IL and Michael Ray (Nancy) Meyers of Granite City; a step-daughter:
Danielle May of Maryville, IL; 2 step-sons: Adam Briggs of Edwardsville, IL and Brian Cantlon of Granite City; 13 grandchildren including his special flower,
Calliope and buddy, Vladimir; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Randall (Mildred) Meyers and John Meyers both of Ashburn, MO; many nieces and
nephews; and his beloved cats, B.B. & Button.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons:  Terry Lynn Meyers and Phillip Dean Meyers;  his first wife, Joann (Nichols) Meyers; a
granddaughter, Michelle Meyers; a great-grandson, Parker Campbell; a brother, Sam Meyers; 3 sisters: Majorine Turner, Mary Worrell & Martha Niffin and 2
son-in- laws:  William Baker and Henry Scott.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues. May 24, 2016, where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wed. May 25, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town.
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John Howard Kingsley, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Sat. May 21, 2016 at his home
surrounded by his family.
He was born July 17, 1954 in Granite City to the late Frederick “Fred” William & Alice (Brennan) Kingsley.
John had attended 2nd Baptist Church.
Survivors include 2 daughters: Christina Goff of Paragould, AR and Amber (Jaime) Segovia of Granite City; 2 sons: James Kingsley of Rushville, IL and
David Kingsley of Granite City; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers: David & Larry Kingsley; and 2 sisters: Terry Nagel & Lillian Kingsley.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Thurs. 5/26/16 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Harry "Bill" Counts, 89 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Bill was born on November 4, 1926 in Farmington, MO; a son of the late Harry and Jessie (Sutton) Counts. Bill was a maintenance mechanic at General
Motors and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He will be remembered for the love he had for his family, especially his granddaughter
and all the special times they shared together.

Bill is survived by and will be missed by his wife of 60 years; Edna (Warren) Counts; daughter, Debbie and (Joe) Womble of Granite City; his
granddaughter, Emily Sirko of Miami, FL; his brothers and sisters, Clyde and (Gloria) Counts of Maryville, IL, Mary Ellen and (Richard) White of Desoto, MO,
Irma Jean and (Ed) Johnson of Doe Run, MO, David Counts of Cahokia, IL and numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and
friends.

Friends may call on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Partner's for Pets.
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Larry G. Smothers, 77 of Granite City and raised in Madison, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Memorial
Hospital East in Shiloh, IL.

Larry was born on December 16, 1938 in St. Louis a son to the late Roy and Beulah (Garland) Smothers. Larry was a welder for over 30 years at Granite
City Steel retiring in 1985. Larry was an Artist who enjoyed painting and dancing. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Kimberly Schutzenhofer of O'Fallon, IL, Tracy Thompson of Carlinville, IL; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-
grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife; JoAnn (Nowicki) Smothers; his son-in-law, Ben Schutzenhofer and his sisters,
Catherine, Virginia and Billie.

In celebration of his life, private graveside services were held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis with Pastor
Charles West officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society
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James Nelson, Johnessee, 85, of Maryville, IL, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Cambridge House in
Maryville, IL.

He was born March 23, 1931 in Granite City, IL to Delbert and Eva (nee: Koglin) Johnessee. James married Leona Widdows in 1950; she preceded him in
death in 1994.

Survivors include, four daughters, Sharon (Mike) McGovern of Denton, TX, Joyce Miller of Edwardsville, IL, Mary Sanders of Granite City, IL and Darlene
(Philip) Valicoff of Maryville, IL, six grandchildren, Lee Ann (Phillip) Hopkins, Mike (Keri Johnson Holub) McGovern Jr., Camille Sanders, Tiffany (Nick)
McSpadden, Scott (Nikki) Valicoff and Matt Valicoff, eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, Ernie (Patricia) Johnessee of Edwardsville, IL, Robert “Bob”
(Nancy) Johnessee of New Douglas, IL, and Larry (Nita) Johnessee of Granite City, IL, two sisters, Pauline Exline of Clever, MO and Linda Skinner of
Washington, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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Gary Lee Elkins, 65, of Granite City, IL, passed away at home at 6:30 p.m. Mon. May 16, 2016 while under
hospice care.

He was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Granite City to Troy W. & Evelyn (Clutts) Elkins.
He and Eva Schrieber were married Sept. 27, 1969 in Granite City.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2007.
Gary was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Bethel Chapel and a retired welder.
Survivors include 2 daughters: Lisa Elkins and Ruth (Billy) Fisher; a son: Gary Lee Elkins II; 4 grandchildren: Sara, Elizabeth, Katie & Eric Fisher; a great-
granddaughter: Lily Johnson; and 2 sisters, Lois (Hank) Depoty and Terry Polach.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: Daryl & George Elkins; and a sister: June Richmond.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sun. 5/22/16 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Mon. 5/23/16 with
Rev. David Brimm officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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William “Bill” Ross Hagen Jr. 37, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City passed away Thursday, May 12,
2016 in St. Louis.

He was born April 22, 1979 in Granite City. He married Stephanie Wilson March 04, 2006.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Hagen of Collinsville; father, William Hagen Sr. of Granite City; daughter, Arianne Hagen of Collinsville; five sons,
Mason, Camden, Karson, Conner and Bentley Hagen of Collinsville and three sisters, Michelle Harris of Brighton, Shawnette (Todd) Smith of Granite City
and Billie (Kent) Liley of Troy, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Y. Byrne and brother, Michael Neal.

Private Services will be held at a later date.
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Thomas Ray Wilcox, 72, of Granite City, Il passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born December 29, 1943 in Moscow Mills, MO to Thomas and Frances (nee: Killion) Wilcox.

Thomas was a self-employed painter and a member of new Life Christion Fellowship Church in Granite City, IL.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Samuel & Linda Wilcox of St. Louis, Mo, two sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Bailey of Millstadt, IL and
Elizabeth “Betty” & Wesley McClery of Granite City, IL, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends. He was loved by all.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by, brother and sister-in-law, Charles & Ruth Wilcox, sister and brother-in-law, Bernita & John Hash and
brother-in-law, Lonnie Bailey.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Memorials may be made to New Life Christian fellowship Church in Granite City, IL.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL.
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Robert E. "Bob" Audrain, 81 of Granite City passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at his home.

Bob was born on December 15, 1934 in St. Louis County, Missouri; a son of the late John A. and Catherine P. (April) Audrain. Bob was a supervisor and
salesman at Shenandoah Bakery in St. Louis and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a huge golf fan and a member of the
Indian Mounds Golf Club. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Diana Sue and (Stephen) James, Babs and (Joe) Mindak, Robert "Bob" Audrain, Julie and (Jimmy)
Montgomery, Kelly and (Roland) Triska, John and (Shelly) Audrain, Angelia "Angel" and (Tony) Taormina, Timothy "Tim" and (Paula) Audrain, Christina
"Cris" Audrain, Catherine "Cathie" and (Blake) Walden, Tom and (Barb) Mindak, Dolores "Dodie" and (Roger) Jungk, Rosann and (Greg) Brockman; son-in-
law, Joe Derleth; sisters, Angie, Jackie, Joyce; sister-in-law, Dottie; 32 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife; Nellie Mae (Smith) Audrain, whom he married on April 3, 1954 and his daughter, Tammy
Derleth.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services
will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on
Maryville Road in Granite City. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Shriner's Children's Hospital.
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Roger William Robards, age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Roger was born on June 7, 1951 in Highland, IL, a son to Raymond and Irma (Loehring) Robards.

Roger was a United States Air Force Veteran who proudly served his country. He had worked as the Lead Central Supply Clerk at Gateway Medical Center
in Granite City, IL for over twenty years. Roger enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching sports. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and
friends. Roger will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his father, Roger was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Robards.

He is survived by his loving children, Misty (Royce) Duncan of New Baden, IL, Jamie (Shelia) Robards of Beaumont, CA, William Robards of MO and
Robert (Nicole) Robards of MO; dear mother, Irma Robards of Highland, IL; brother, Thomas (Lynn) Robards of Highland, IL; proud grandfather to Timothy
Wheat, Christopher Wheat, Jordan Wheat and Olivia Robards; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL. Roger will be laid to rest next to his son at Payne Cemetery in Tamalco, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice or American Cancer Society and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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John A. Schmiz, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:39 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Illinois.

He was born October 2, 1936 in Alton, a son of the late Albert and Mary (Grieve) Schmiz.

He married Esther L. (Chastain) Schmiz on January 29, 1992 in Belleville and she survives.

He retired in 1999 from Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon after over 25 years of dedicated service as a groundskeeper. He had also worked
many years with Carter Carburetor.

The United States veteran proudly served his country in the Army and was also a member of the Teamsters Local #525 in Alton.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and hunting and cherished his grandchildren. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie and Jim Blackburn of Belleville, Angie and Tim Fowler of Belleville
and Lori Jones of Granite City; six grandchildren, Jessica Johnston, Amanda Blackburn, Blake Fowler, Breanna Fowler, Nicholas Jones and Tyler Hooker;
three great grandchildren, Savannah Blackburn, Rebecca Johnston and Cooper Dempsey; two sisters, Pauline Eichacker and Lillian House; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy L. Hooker; three sisters, Sr. Catherine Schmiz, Margaret Eichacker and Helen
Phillips and two brothers, Al and Charles Schmiz.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Esther Ybarra, 90 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

Esther was born on May 19, 1925 in Guadalajara, Mexico; a daughter to the late Nemorio and Sebastiana (Chavez) Munoz. Esther was a life long
homemaker and mother. She attended and graduated from Beauty College and was a beautician in Mexico. Esther was a member of Holy Family Catholic
Church in Granite City and will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Celia Lomax of Union, MO, Fred and (Jane) Ybarra of Reed Springs, MO, Joseph and (Jennifer)
Ybarra of Stoughton, WI, Mary Esther Ybarra of Granite City, IL, Luis and (Phyllis) Ybarra of Granite City, IL, Rick and (Amanda) Ybarra of Granite City, IL;
grandchildren, Alice Weaver, Roland Pfingsten, Steven Donaldson, Lynn Boschert, Tamara Gold, Amy Allen, Rene' Goll, Lisa Bohannon, Michele Morgan,
Mark Donaldson, Chris Ybarra, Tracy Cook, Leslie Ybarra , Stephanie Ybarra, Amber Clark, Salvador Ybarra, Luis Ybarra II, Joseph Ybarra; nieces and
nephews, Guillermo Torres, Hector Torres, Consuelo Rentaria, Harmando Torres, Esther Torres, Marta Silva, Ernesto Silva.

In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband; Salvador Ybarra, whom she married on July 19, 1953; her daughters, and one
son, Carmen Dickerson, Teresa Donaldson, and infant twins, Bernice Ybarra, Salvador Ybarra Jr.; grandsons, Noble Lomax III, Joseph Ybarra;
granddaughter, Terry Valencia; her sisters, Reynalda Munoz De Silva, Consuelo Munoz De Torres.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church.
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Colleen Jean Hendrix-Tilley, 61, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born on August 12, 1954 in St. Louis , MO to Carl Preston Hendrix and Margaret nee: Clavin Cockrell.

Colleen was a screen printer for Pogue Label & Screen in St. Louis for many years. She was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed all the St. Louis teams. She
loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Colleen is survived by a daughter in law; Lisa Earney of Pontoon Beach, three grandchildren; Ryan, Austin and Zachary Earney, two brothers; Tim Hendrix
of St. Louis, MO and Kevin Cockrell of St. Louis, Mo, and a sister; Karen (Keith) Sanders of St. Charles, MO. Also surviving are two nieces; Ashley Byrd and
Kandice Sanders and two step-brothers from California; Ricky and Steve.

Besides her parents, Colleen is preceded in death by one son; Brian Earney, a brother; Michael Hendrix and step-father; Harold “Hank” Cockrell.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5pm until time of services at 6pm on Monday, May, 9, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Dominick Cody Canterberry, 25 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.

Dominick was born on July 21, 1990 in Granite City. He worked for Quality Construction in Granite City and was a stay at home dad.

He is survived by and will be missed by his mom and step dad; Samantha (Hoffman) Baugus and (Joe) Baugus of Granite City; his daughter, Nova
Canterberry of Granite City; his sister, Emily Canterberry of Granite City; step sisters, Nicole Geiler, Jerri Baugus, Tara Baugus his very special grandma,
Joann Roll of Granite City; his girlfriend, Nahala Fillion of Granite City; uncles, Bobbie and Todd; aunts, Cindy, Vicki, Carrie, Jackie, Michelle, Dawn, Rose,
Gay, Trina, Yvonne, Jerrye and many other cousins who loved him dearly.

Dominick was preceded in death by his dad; Bradley Thomas Canterberry; his 2 grandfathers, Gerald Roll and Gary Hoffman; grandparents, Sandra and
Les Canterberry; and his beloved cousin, Dustin Cook.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Burkett officiating
at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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Harlean French, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at her home with her loving
family by her side.

Harlean was born on November 25, 1936 in Granite City, IL, daughter of the late Eldon Conley and Grace Humphrey.

Harlean was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She attended Gracepoint Church in Granite City, IL. She was a member of the NRA
and she was a firm believer in your Constitutional Rights. Harlean enjoyed making crafts and solving crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending
time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Harlean was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Eugene Lee French Sr.; infant son, Eugene Lee French Jr.; and by her
daughter-in-law, Karla French.

She is survived by her loving children, David French Sr. of St. Louis, MO, Linda (Richard) Blunt of Granite City, IL, Stephen French of Paducah, KY and Greg
(Deanna) French of Hickory, KY; two dear brothers, Edward (Shirley) Conley of Waynesville, MO and Don (Fran) Conley of Mayfield, KY; proud grandmother
to Justin Blunt, Renata (Mike) Slotta, Selena (Mike) Forrest, David Lee (Sharonda Calmese) French Jr., Alexsander French, Dillon French and Erin French;
proud great-grandmother to Hunter Slotta, Liam Slotta, Anaston Slotta, Slade Blunt, Karter Lee French and Mason Forrest; nieces, nephews, extended
family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Gracepoint Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Sister Cindy Oliver and Pastor T.L. Smith officiating.

A second visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Brown Funeral, Mayfield, KY.

Graveside services will be in Mayfield Memory Gardens, Mayfield, KY, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
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Truman "Mannie" Hord, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his home with his
loving family by his side.

Truman was born on March 10, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Truman Hord and Dortha (Boushard) Dortch.

On June 28, 1958, Mannie married Bonnie Bywater, the love of his life in Granite City, IL and Bonnie passed away on March 14, 2012. Mannie had retired
from SCI in Madison, IL as an electrician after thirty-seven years of dedicated service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #877 in Granite City, IL. Mannie
enjoyed golfing and fishing in his younger years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Mannie 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, Mannie was preceded in death by his sister, Jerry Burkey

He is survived by his loving children, Julie (Tony) Courtois of Mineral Point, MO and Lance (Betty) Hord of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Brittany
(Scott) Litton, Joshua Courtois, Nealia Courtois, Chrissy Cliffton and T. Devon Hord; proud great-grandfather Colton Litton, Naomi Litton, Mason Clifton,
Marinna Jackson, Paisley Courtois and Hadley Courtois; more than a brother, Ronald Beeler; three sisters-in-law, Annie (Russ) Fetter, Sue Lomax and Jo
Marie Ellis; brother-in-law, Brian Ellis; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Lake View
Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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John Patrick Ginn Sr., age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Des Peres
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

John was born on September 17, 1958 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Arthur Schrader and Lenora (Hill) Schrader.

John was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On August 14, 1987, John married Linda Marie (Snow) Worthen and Linda passed
away on November 30, 2014. He had worked at Granite City Steel for thirty-seven years as a millwright. John was a member of Masonic Lodge #877 and
was a former Past Master of the lodge. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Blues Hockey fan. John even watched game seven against the Black Hawks
with his boys. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his friends. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving sons, Loren Worthen Jr. and John Ginn Jr. both of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Loren Worthen III; dear step-sister, Billie
Jo Whitaker; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, Masonic service and funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. On Friday, May 6, 2016 with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or to Disabled American Veterans and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dale E. Wilson, 72 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Dale was born on March 29, 1944; a son to the late Alford Floyd and Jessie Virginia (Neidhardt) Wilson. Dale was a letter carrier for 30 years, retiring in
1999. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shred with his family
and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Sandra (Giffin) Wilson, whom he married on May 7, 1965; his children, Tracy and (Paul) Papp of Nashville,
IL, Lisa and (Jeff) Cauble of Granite City, IL, Craig and (Laura) Wilson of Nashville, IL; grandchildren, Jeffrey Cauble, Seth Cauble, Amber Wilson, Brett
Wilson, Dale Papp, Justin Wilson; great-grandchildren, Trevor Cauble, Isabella Cauble, Makayla Cauble, Abby Cauble, Michael Weeks Jr.; nieces, Angela
Zywicki, Darla Greer; nephew, Christopher Greer.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his sister, Marian Joyce Favier.

In celebration of Dale's life, friends may call on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Cook
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
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Geraldine Virginia Knipping, 81 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Christian North East
Hospital in St. Louis.

Geraldine was born on January 8, 1935 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Marvin and Hazel (Johnston) Beasley. Geraldine was a legal secretary for the
real estate division of Boatman's Bank. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville and a member of the L.W.M.L. (Lutheran
Women's Missionary League). Geraldine will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; John Knipping, whom she married on June 18, 1955; her children, Kevin and (Kelly) Knipping of
Granite City, Barb and (Mike) Williams of Granite City, Kathie and (Curt) Burkett of Oak Ridge, TN; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 Beltline Road in
Collinsville with Pastor Michael Walther officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the
American Heart Association, National Diabetes Foundation or St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the
family.
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Roselee Marie Hoelter, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:52 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at
Fountain View Manor Memory Care in Granite City.

She was born July 20, 1922 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Henry Oswald and Rose (DeGonia) Aerne.

She married Alvin Francis Hoelter on October 25, 1947 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and had been faithful and devoted member of the former Sacred Heart Church where
she had assisted the nuns for many years.

She had served as a leader with the Girl Scouts, a den mother with the Cub Scouts and a leader in the 4-H Club.

She was very accomplished in sewing and knitting, enjoyed her days of flower arranging and loved music and her days of dancing. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four children and their spouses, Jeff and Kathy Hoelter of Georgetown, Texas, Sue and Jim
Wennemann of St. Libory, Illinois, Mike and Suzanne Hoelter of Collierville, Tennessee and Jane and Don Davison of Madison, Illinois; three
grandchildren, Aaron Gray, Matthew Hoelter and Parla Hoelter; two great grandchildren, Caydence Gray and Christian Gray; one brother and sister-in-law,
Walter and Lucile Aerne of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Hoelter; a sister and brother-in-law, Anna May and Buford Foster; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and June Aerne and Arthur and Lori Aerne.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant. Burial will be at
Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made as masses or to St. John Community Care Adult Day Care Program in Edwardsville or to the Alzheimer's Association and may be
accepted at the funeral home.
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Ralph Eugene Brawley, 59, of Granite City, Ill., born Nov. 9, 1956, in Berkeley, Calif., passed away April 24, 2016,
in Granite City, Ill.

Ralph grew up in Granite City, Ill., graduating from Granite City South High School in 1974. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and bravely served
his country for four years. Ralph was employed at U.S. Steel/National Steel with over 30 years of dedicated service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel D. and Lois Darlene, nee Tur, Brawley; his nephew, Jonathan Brawley; and his niece, Jessica Brawley.

Surviving are his daughters, Suzanne (Brent) Myers, Denise (Dan) Tabash and and Lynda Brawley; his sister, Rhonda (Alan) Burris; a brother, Kerry (Terry)
Brawley; and four grandchildren, Nicholas Myers, Carter Myers, Casey Myers and Rachel Tabash.

Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.herrfuneral.com.

Funeral: At his request, cremation rites will be accorded with a memorial service announced at a later date.
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Wava A. "Sissy" Gunderson, 57 of Granite City passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her home.

Sissy was born on June 27, 1958 in Steubenville, Ohio. She was an office manager for Dr. Ijaz Jatala and in her free time she enjoyed spending time with
her family and friends.

Sissy is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Leann VerStraten of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Wava and (Robert) Kessler of Alton, Illinois, Jennifer
and (Derrick) French of Granite City, Illinois; her dad, William VerStraten of Farmington, New Mexico; grandchildren, Jonathan French, Gina French, Wava
"Belle" Meadows; brothers, John L. and (Lisa) VerStraten, Billy VerStraten.

Sissy was preceded in death by her husband; Loyal Gunderson and her mom, Wava M. (Paul) Bates.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Betty J. Paterson, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL
.

Betty was born on February 10, 1932 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Joseph P. Hassler Sr. and Ruth Mary (Spain) Hassler.

On September 13, 1952, Betty married William "Bill" Jean Paterson, the love of her life, at the Second Baptist Church in Granite City, IL and Bill passed
away on April 3, 2009. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. Betty had worked for Dr. Strotheide's
Chiropractic office as an office manager and a chiropractic assistant for thirty-three years. She was a former Eastern Star and had volunteered at the VA
Hospital and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Betty loved life, she loved to laugh, but
most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Hordesky.

Betty is survived by her loving children, Tom (Colleen) Paterson of Webster Groves, MO and Mary (Dennis) Turck of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to
Amy, Don, Joshua, Matthew, Phillip and Elizabeth; proud great-grandmother to Cole, Clayton, Ariel, Donald Jr, William and Troy; dear siblings, Joseph P.
(Lois) Hassler Jr, of Springfield, IL, and Mary Hassler of Maryville, IL; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Brian Smith and
Chris Sedabres officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Second Baptist Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Lea Borth, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Gateway Medical Center,
Granite City, IL.

Lea was born on December 6, 1947 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late George and Jewell (Goode) Skinner.

Lea had worked for Midland Optical in St. Louis, MO as a receptionist for seventeen years. She enjoying hanging out with her dear friend Maynard and
spending time with her family and friends. Lea 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 daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Eric Reece of Gatlinburg, TN; special friend, Maynard Stark of Granite City, IL; dear
brother, Thomas Skinner of Leasburg, MO; proud grandmother to Stephen and Jonathan Robbs; two dear great-grandchildren; extended family and many
friends.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
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Christa M. Denlar, 75, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at her home.

She was born October 10, 1940 in Furth, Germany, a daughter of the late Willy and Annie (Zietz) Daushner.

She married Fredrick William Lawrence Denlar in March 1961 in Germany and he passed away on October 25, 1972.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed her many years as a caregiver and taking care of children. She had a big heart and was always giving to others. She
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Albert Denlar of Madison, David and Lisa Denlar of Michigan, Judy Denlar and Ronnie Durbin II of
Granite City, Daniel Denlar of Granite City and Christa Denlar and Scott Baumgartner of North Carolina; son-in-law, James "Matt" Muccigrosso of St. Louis;
seventeen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Helmut Daushner of Germany; a sister, Margaret Daushner of Germany; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Leola Denlar Muccigrosso; a brother, Bruno Daushner and a sister,
Erica Sartian.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Daniel Wilson officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Feed the Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Gene Grace age 88, died of pneumonia on Friday April 22, 2016, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
Granite City, IL., surrounded by family.

Mr. Grace was born on January 19, 1928 in Granite City, IL.

Served in the Army as Sergeant 1st Class in the Korean War, and played on the 160th Infantry Regimental Baseball Team.

He retired from the Granite City Post Office in 1985, after 33 years of service.

Was married to his wife Blanche for 63 years.

He tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals, and played baseball locally as a short stop and 2nd baseman.

Gene was a member of the American Postal Workers Union, and served as a Stewart for the Union, several years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 0307, and also a member of Unity Baptist Church, both in Granite City, IL.

Gene is survived by his wife Blanche Juliet (Ferrel) Grace, brother-in- law Bill Ferrel, and sister-in-laws Barbara Ferrel, Virginia Crossland, and Leta Grace
Children: Debbie Grace, Gavin Grace, Joey Grace, Theresa Dunavent, Mary Mueller, and Son-in-law Mark Mueller.
Grandchildren: Addie Rose Clark, her husband Brad Clark, Haley Grace, and his wife Danielle Grace, Emily Dunavent, Paul Mueller and Maria Mueller.
Great Grand Daughter: Abigail Grace

Nephews and Nieces:
Sandy Townzen, Diane Shankles, Larry Gene Grace, Jimmy Grace, Brenda Grace, Nancy Grace, Gary Grace, Calvin Grace, Michael Ferrel, Michelle
Mendoza, William Ferrel, Bennie Crossland, Virginia Ann Mucha, Patty Jessee, Michael Crossland, Ivan Crossland Jr., Kurt Crossland, Mary Bottorff, Chris
Crossland, Teresa Oelke, and Patrick Crossland

He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father Roy and Ida Grace, a Brother Lawrence Grace, Sister Bonnie Lazenby, and Uncle Pete Rogers.

In celebration of Gene's life, friends may call from 9:30am-11:00am., on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Time of service will be at 11:00am with Pastor Mark
Powell officiating at Irwin Chapel 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. 62040, on the same date.

Military Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery 2901 Nameoki Road , Granite City, IL. 62040.

Suggested Memorial donations to St. John's Community Care, located at 222 Goethe Avenue, Collinsville, IL. 62234

To send condolences, please visit www.irwinchapel.com
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Jospehine Hampton, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at her home with her
loving family by her side. Josephine was born in Hurricane Mills, TN on February 7, 1936, a daughter of the late
Lloyd "Dan" Craft and Lizzy (Polick) Craft.

On June 24, 1972, Josephine married Virgil Hampton in Maplewood, MO. Josephine had retired from Bussmann Fuse in St. Louis, MO after many years of
dedicated service. She enjoyed making crafts, woodworking and being outside tending her red roses. Her greatest joy was taking care of and spending
time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Josephine loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and
was very proud of them. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by two daughters, Valerie Baker and Sheila Mann; one son, Steve Swann; three brothers,
George, Slim and Leon Craft; and by two sisters, Katie Holtzhouser and Virginia Blanton.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Virgil Hampton of Granite City, IL; loving children, Lee (Jan Fredericks) Swann of Pencil Bluff, AR and Donna Rogy
of Granite City, IL; dear stepchildren, Teresa Zambrzuski, Tammy (Bob) Young, Mike (Cheryl) Hampton and Michele (Steve) Hulsey all of St. Ann, MO; proud
grandmother to nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Helen D. Million, 77 of Pontoon Beach, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville
surrounded by her family.

Helen was born on December 27, 1938 in Desoto, IL; a daughter to the late Clyde and Lucille (Hood) Prater. Helen was a life long homemaker and a
mom. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of Cedar View Baptist Church and Johnson Road Baptist Church. Most of all she was a loving wife
and mom who loved her family.

Helen is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Willard D. Million, whom she married on August 20, 1955; her children, Delores and (Kenny)
Lynch of Pontoon Beach, Steven Million of Granite City, Connie and (Ricky) Lynch of Pontoon Beach, Sarah Lorene and (Barry) Hull of Pontoon Beach, John
and (Marla) Million of Granite City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Lilly Prather; brothers, Eddie Prater, Clyde Prater Jr., Glenn Prater.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her step-dad, Elmer Dickerson and her 2 sisters, Elizabeth Barnes and Sarah Prater.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services
will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dickerman and Pastor Randy Vollmar officiating. Burial will
follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Lee Ann Beausejour, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away Tues. Apr. 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Creve
Coeur, MO.

She was born April 28, 1958 in Lowell, MA.
Lee Ann was a U.S. Army veteran.  She worked for the IRS for 25 years before retiring.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints in Edwardsville.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading.On Sept. 7, 1979, she and Emile Robert Beausejour were married in Lowell, MA.  He
survives in Granite City.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a daughter, Nellie (Randy) Bergfield of Mitchell, IL, a son, Robert (Crystal) Beausejour of Tucson, AZ, 3
granddaughters, Lauren, Kali & Emily and a sister, Donna (William) Seplow of Methuen, MA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter & Emanuella Sara Sena Lena (Tortora) Iannazzo.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. on Fri. Apr. 22, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2250 IL-157,
Edwardsville, IL.  Private burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks at a later date.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Valerie Evenden, 89 of Granite City passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Fountain View Manor in Granite
City.

Valerie was born on October 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (Fletcher) Lewis. Valerie gave over 34 years at the Press Record retiring
as an Assistant Director. She was a member of the B.P.W. in Granite City and Bubble Masters Scuba Diving Club. She loved to take trips to the Lake of the
Ozarks and was well known for the love of her dogs. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by and will be missed by her son; John and (Linda) Evenden of Granite City; her grandchildren, Kimberly Allen of Granite City, Jason and
(Telecia) Evenden of Nixa, MO; her great-grandchildren, Tyndel Evenden and Gunnar Evenden both of Nixa, MO; her brother, Derek Lewis of England.

In addition to her parents, Valerie was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Evenden.

In celebration of her life, friends may call on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Clint Wisdom
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers
memorials are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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Velma Rice, 97 of Andrews, North Carolina, formerly of Granite City, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at
Valley View Care & Rehabilitation Center in Andrews, North Carolina.

Velma was born on September 22, 1918 in Advance, Missouri; a daughter of the late Chestine and Martha (Kato) Williams. Velma was a homemaker and
a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Granite City.
She was dearly loved and will be missed by many. She is survived by her son; James (Sonny) Rice, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Velma was preceded in death by her husband; James Rice, whom she married on September 15, 1939; her daughter Naomi
(Sue) Wade; and her sons-in-law, Dwight (Duke) Wade and Harlan (Dick) Dickey.
A burial was held on April 22, 2016 at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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Charles G. Widel, 51, of Granite City, IL passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born on May 10, 1964 in Granite City, IL to George “Pat” and Buella May (nee: Ragen) Widel.

Charles’ significant other Nancy (nee: Evans) Marcum have been together for over 20 years.

He loved the outdoors and fishing. He loved to clean everything! His heart was bigger than the earth and made of gold. He was always happy and cheerful.

He is survived by his significant other, Nancy (nee: Evans) Marcum of Granite City, IL, two sons, Matthew Widel and Jason Keller both of Granite City, IL, ten
step-children, many grandchildren, three brothers, Pat, Garth and Philip Widel all of Granite City, IL and a sister Brenda Widel or AZ.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Collin Keller, brother, Bob Widel and sister, Bev Bennett.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Lois J. Julius 75, of Granite City passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

She was born February 17, 1941 in Colorado. She married Arvil Julius August 8, 1960 in St. Louis MO; he preceded her in death November 19, 2014.

She is survived by two daughters; Valerie (Gary) Mouser of Morley, MO and Yelonda (Jim) Beebe of Granite City, IL, son Keith (Betty) Julius of Granite City,
IL, eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one brother, Troy White of Poplar Bluff, MO.

Also preceding her in death was her mother, Ethel (Nee: Berry) Crunk; father, Raymond Charles White; son, Kevin D. Julius; granddaughter, Jessica
Julius; two brothers, Roy and Cork White and two sisters Mary Jo Smith and Helen Ward.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Darlene Johnson, 84, of Edwardsville, formally of Mitchell, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born on June 12, 1931 in Crocker , MO to Roy G. and Gladys L. nee: Hensley Johnson.

Darlene loved to watch game shows and play cards. Her most enjoyment came from taking care of her family.

She is survived by three brothers; Paul Johnson of Edwardsville, Robert Eugene Johnson of Fenton, MO, Thomas Michael Johnson of Granite City and two
sisters; Mildred Margaret Dake of Mitchell and Dixie Bowman of Granite City. Also surviving is a special niece, Carla Kay Armstead, who was raised by
Darlene. Other survivors include 3 grandchildren; Kaitlyn Armstead, Connor Armstead and Tristan Armstead and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Darlene was preceded in death by one brother; Roy Junior Johnson and one sister; Gladys Kay Johnson.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Joyce M. Kimbro, 85, of Granite City, died on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on December 10, 1930 in Granite City, IL to Samuel Blythe and Mamie Ruth nee: Gray Evans.

Joyce married Carroll Kimbro and he preceded her in death in March 1993.

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by a daughter; Lydia Wright and her special friend, Dennis Douglas, of Granite City and a son, Kurtis (Sandy) Kimbro also of Granite City.
Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Lanelle Hendon, Victoria Sanford, Kurtis Kimbro II, Daniel Wright, Dane Kimbro and Sarah Kimbro and 2 great
grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Joyce is preceded in death by 3 brothers: Carl Dowdy, Newt Dowdy and Joe Dowdy and 2 sisters: Francis Dowdy and
Dorothy Wilson.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Richard W. Buchek, 69, of Mt. Olive, IL, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thurs. Apr. 14, 2016 .

He was born May 22, 1946 in Granite City to the late Steven & Josephine (Slecka) Buchek.

Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran. After his service, he was a steel worker for 40 years.  He was a member of the AmVets and a lifetime member of the
NRA.  He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening in his flower beds. He was also a baseball fan.

Survivors include: 2 sons; Derrick S. Buchek and Kevin R. Buchek, a brother; Raymond Buchek and a sister; Joann (Bill) Gushluff.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. Apr. 18, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:
00 a.m. Tues. Apr. 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s in Madison, IL.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.
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Lorayne Elizabeth Marie Mills, 95, passed away on Saturday April 16, in Granite City where she was born and
lived her entire life.

She was born to Henry and Elizabeth Gabriel on February 23, 1921.

She married Henry Sam Mills on February 7, 1941.

She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Growing up during the depression and raising seven children taught her that there was more to life than
what money could buy. What little she did have she graciously shared equally with all. Her faith, inner toughness, strength of character, humility, and love
were her best qualities, and a constant inspiration to all those who knew her.

She worked at Seibold's bakery, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three children, Paul Larry, Henry Gary, and Janet Marie and two brothers Paul and Henry Gabriel.

She is survived by six children, David (Fran) Mills, Paul (Joyce) Mills, Mary Lou (Gary) Shaffer, Susan Shisko, John (Jane) Mills, and Patricia (Damon)
Kopsky. Surviving grandchildren are Maria Halloran, Rob Shaffer, Christine Lombardi, David Mills, Douglas Mills, John Mills, Julie Goin, Laurel Pasch,
Laura Lebryk and eighteen great grandchildren.

For those who wish to make a donation Mass cards are available at Irwin Chapel or memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's Church in Granite
City.

Visitation: Visitation for relatives and family will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22nd at Irwin Chapel on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Funeral: Celebration of her life will be at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday April 22nd with a Mass celebrated by Father Chris
Comerford at 10:00 a.m., and a luncheon immediately following.

She will be buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Katherine E. Berosky, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Granite City, IL.

Katherine was born on July 24, 1925 in Scottsville, IL, a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Ruhle) Converse.

On April 30, 1949, Katherine married John Berosky, the love of her life in Granite City, IL, and John passed away on May 4, 1994. Katherine was a faithful
and dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic in Granite City, IL. She was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Katherine worked as a
volunteer and was a member of the Senior Circle at Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL. She enjoyed line dancing with the Senior Circle. Her greatest
joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Katherine loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she
loved her family and she was very proud of them. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Katherine was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Feeney; two brothers, Floyd and Farrell Converse; and by
her son-in-law, Robert Yates.

She is survived by her loving children, Janice Yates of Granite City, IL, Mary Willis of Glen Carbon, IL and John (Maureen) Berosky of St. Louis, MO; dear
sister, Kay Panus of St. Charles, MO; proud grandmother to Robin, David, Bobby, John, Brittany, Elizabeth, T.J., Chad and Josh; proud great-grandmother
to six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday April 21, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jason Stone officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Shirley May, 59, of Oakville, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:40 p.m. on
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at her home.

She was born December 4, 1956 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Ray Edwin and Alice "Vivian" (Cowley) Young.

She had worked in collections and billing for many years.

She was a member of The Shirley Club and was an avid traveler and seeing as much of the world as possible. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and many friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Charles Dailey of Granite City; three grandsons, Zachary, Cody and Grant Dailey; a brother and
sister-in-law, Gerald Ray "Jerry" and Mary Young of Laguna Woods, California; special friend Ron McKee of Oakville, Missouri; other extended family and
many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Edwin Young Jr.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dion K. Dobbs, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:08 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born June 15, 1938 in East St. Louis, a son of the late Tracy L. Dobbs and Roberta (Harrington) Wells.

He had worked many years with a scrap yard and enjoyed his days of working on cars. The United States Army veteran was a member of the American
Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Cornelius Wells and two brothers, James L. and Robert Dobbs.

He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Nancy Dobbs; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Green and Deborah "Grace" and
Stephen Barnett, all of Collinsville; many nieces; nephews; other extended family; neighbors and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Andrew Hess officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Erby U. Wood, age 99, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Erby was born on March 17, 1917 in Frisbee, MO, a son of the late James Albert Wood, Bessie (Westbrook) Wood and his stepmother, Gladys (Gravel)
Wood.

Erby was a faithful and dedicated member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #877 in Granite City, IL
and Scottish Rite Bodies in Belleville, IL. Erby had worked for Commonwealth in Granite City, IL and American Car in St. Louis, MO as a craneman, retiring
after many years of dedicated service. After retirement Erby and Bobbie moved to Climax Springs, MO and built a home on the 54 mile marker at Lake of
the Ozarks. He enjoyed fishing, water skiing, and bowling on the Senior League in Granite City, IL. His greatest joy was serving the Lord, going to church
and spending time with his family, whom he adored. Erby 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, Erby was preceded in death by two wives, Addie (Bobbie) Wood and Mildred Wood; son, Thomas Wood Sr.; and by his sibilings,
Clarence Wood, Emory Wood, Amos Wood and Gladys Palme.

He is survived by his dear wife, George Ann (Thomason) Wood of Granite City, IL, whom he married on July 4, 2006; loving children, Dixie Wood of
Madison, IL, Barbara Rainwater of Granite City, IL and Polly (Bob) Shackelford of San Antonio, TX; proud grandfather to Randy (Susan) Rainwater of Granite
City, IL, Thomas (Tracy) Wood Jr. of Cedar Hill, MO, and Gwynne Adams of San Antonio, TX; Tammy Wood of Alton, IL nine great-grandchildren, four great-
great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road Granite City, IL, with a Masonic Service
at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Irwin Chapel with Rev. Daniel Wilson officiating. Erby will be
laid to rest next too his first wife, Addie "Bobbie" Wood at Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association or Grace Baptist Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Joseph J. Tormino, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his home, with his
loving family by his side. Joe was born on February 3, 1939 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Christ and Rose
(DiMaggio) Tormino.

Joe was a hard worker and had retired from Stout Sign Company in St. Louis, MO, as a machinist in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, restoring old
cars and he loved all animals. In his younger years he would catch pigeons and train them to be homing pigeons. His greatest joy was spending time with
his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlo and Mickey; and by three sisters, Lena, Rose and Marianne.

He is survived by his loving children, Jimmy Tormino of East Alton, IL, Anthony (Betty) Tormino of Alton, IL and Antoinette Tormino of Sawyerville, IL; dear
sister, Pearl Ryan of McCall, ID; proud grandfather to nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL.
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Dustin Duane Cook, 27, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:24 a.m. Tues. Apr. 12, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center ER.

He was born Aug. 29, 1988 in Granite City to Michelle L. (Hoffman) Cook and the late Kevin Cook.
Dustin worked for Quality Construction since he was 16 and was attending college.  He was a member of The House of the Lord.  He was a sports fan and
enjoyed building and welding and loved to camp and go 4-wheeling.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: a sister; Cherie Cook, nephew; Adeon, grandmother; JoAnn Roll, uncle; Bobbie, aunts; Cindy, Vicki, Carrie,
Samantha, Jackie, Dawn & Rose and many other cousins who loved him dearly.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by 2 grandfathers, Gerald Roll and Gary Hoffman.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Mon. Apr. 18, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at St.
John Cemetery on Maryville Road.
Memorials may be made in care of the family.
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Annabelle M. Adams, 88 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Annabelle was born on May 31, 1927 in Madisonville, KY; a daughter of the late Charley E. and Lorene (Fugate) Moore. Annabelle was a life long
homemaker. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and in her free time she enjoyed reading and spending time with her
family. Annabelle will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Clifford and (Connie) Adams of Granite City, Jim Adams and (Thela Wanick) of Cottage Hills, IL,
John and (Shelley) Adams of Kane, IL, Matt Adams of Granite City; daughter-in-law, Deborah Adams of Granite City; grandchildren, Donald A. Adams,
Douglas A. Adams, Belynda Loftus, Michelle Dennis, Aaron Dennis, John D. Adams II, Shannon Gallion; great-grandchildren, Dylan Adams, Dakota
Adams, Abigail Loftus, Madison Prewett, Macy Prewett, Meadow Prewett, Alexis Williams, John D. Adams III.

In addition to her parents, Annabelle was preceded in death by her husband; Donald Ralph Adams; her son, Don A. Adams; grandson, Timothy Adams;
brothers, Jim Moore, Otis Onan; sisters, Pearline Brisbin, Valene Moore.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life,
services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Michael Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Dona M. Boyer, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Missouri
Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born December 17, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late William G. and Helen L. (Pottschmidt) Harris.

She married John Richard Boyer on January 1, 1949 in St. Louis and he passed away on November 20, 2004.

She is a licensed practical nurse and retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after 33 years of dedicated and caring service.

She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Granite City where she was active with the Seafarers group. She was also a member of the
New Hope chapter of Eastern Star and had served as a Past Worthy Matron and enjoyed attending H.O.P.E. widow's luncheons. She volunteered with
Gateway Regional Hospice and Figs and her and her late husband played the dulcimer and enjoyed their days of fishing. She cherished time spent with
her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and many friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul A. and Nancy Boyer of Glen Carbon; a daughter, Cindi Dugger of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; five
grandchildren and their spouses, Elizabeth and Keith Riesberg of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Chris and Summer Boyer of Glen Carbon, Ryan and Jami
Dugger of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Julie and Jon Reynolds of Bunker Hill and John R. and Beth Dugger of Pewaukee, Wisconsin; fourteen great
grandchildren, Cameron Boyer, Katie Riesberg, Alex Riesberg, Elyse Dugger, Katherine Reed, Finley Dugger, Harper Dugger, Brecken Dugger, Joshua
Reynolds, Isaiah Reynolds, Hadassah Reynolds, Isabella Boyer, Savannah Boyer and Ataleigha Reynolds; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol and
Jerry Davis of Clearwater, Florida and June Meredith of Gulf Breeze, Florida; other extended family and many dear friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dr. David Dugger; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilyn
and Bill Hasty and Joyce Stevenson and a brother and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Harris.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of an
Eastern Star service and funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jeff Welch, Reverend Lisa Guilliams and Reverend Roy Boyer officiating.

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

The family requests memorials may be made to The Family Treehouse Outreach, 2542 E. 25th Street in support of Figs and Twigs and may be accepted
at the funeral home.
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Virginia Lois Young, 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:00 a.m. Fri. Apr 8, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center
in Edwardsville, IL.

She was born Jan. 13, 1935 in Advance, MO to the late Virgil & Anna (Redman) Pixley.

Virginia was the kitchen manager at the Granite City Moose and was a very active member.

Survivors include: 3 daughters, Nancy (Anthony) Ochoa of Troy, IL and Debra Mathenia (Mike Seiber) of Granite City, a son, Michael (Karen) Ahrens of
Claremore, OK, 2 step-sons, Ronnie (Diana) Young and Craig Young of Granite City, IL, 7 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a
step-sister, Janet Jackson, a niece, Terri Plitt of Seattle, WA and nephew, Mark Struttman of MO.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: 2 spouses, Bertram Ahrens and Bobby Gene Young, daughter, Patricia Barnhart, 2 step-sons, Randy
& David Young and a sister, Patsy Struttman.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Tues. Apr. 12, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wed. Apr. 13,
2016.  Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Partners for Pets or Moose Charities.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Raymond Joseph Hoelter, age 96, of Granite City, IL passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Ray was born on September 5, 1919 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Casper and Mary (Beide) Hoelter.

Ray was a World War II Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. On December 16, 1967, Ray married Irene Clara Nienhaus, the love of his
life at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City, IL and Irene preceded Ray in death. Ray was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite
City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service. Ray enjoyed watching baseball games and was a UNLV basketball
fan. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ray was preceded in death his sister, Lucille Branding and three brothers, Edward, Lawrence and George Hoelter.

He is survived by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Roselee Hoelter of Granite City, IL; many dear nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jeff Holtman
officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to the Disabled American Veterans and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Gregory John Turnbough, 64, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Wed. Apr. 6, 2016 at his home
surrounded by his family following a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 8, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to the late Edith (Haines) Swain and John Turnbough.

On Jan. 28, 2000, he and Sherry J. Gower were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Greg worked for Koppers in East St. Louis, IL manufacturing railroad tracks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 2 daughters, Tobie Turnbough (Craig Fitzgerlad) of St. Louis and Jennifer (Chuck) Benscoter of Bonne Terre, MO, 2
sons, Jeremy (Jontea) Ruch of Desoto, MO and Eddie Ray (Viviane) Edwards of Park Hills, MO, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, Bruce,
Billy, Doug (Sissy) and Rodger (Paula) Turnbough, 3 sisters, Debbie (Bob) Harbaugh, Deona (Joe) Chiappa and Diane Turnbough and a dear friend, Jerry
“Wolf” Harrison.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: 2 daughters, Stacie Turnbough and Lisa Slayton, a brother, Jeffrey Turnbough and a sister, Margie
Stewart.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sun. Apr. 10, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Mon. Apr.
11, 2016. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Doe Run Memorial Cemetery in Doe Run, MO.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Ronald Lee Clavin, 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:22 a.m. Tues. Apr. 5, 2016 at his home.

He was born Apr. 3, 1943 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leo & Irene (McDonald) Clavin.

On Aug. 17, 1963, he and Mary L. Bush were married in St. Louis. She survives in Granite City.

Ronald retired as an Electrician in 2010 from U.S. Steel after 43 1/2 years of service. He was an avid St. Louis Card’s and Blues fan and loved fishing,
dancing and all dogs.  He was a member of the Granite City Eagles and the NRA.

In addition to his wife of almost 53 years, he is survived by: a daughter, Jody L. Sawyer, a grandson, Ronald D. Sawyer, a sister, Brenda Mitchell, all of
Granite City and 2 sisters-in-law, Nina Foreman of Granite City and Sandy Wilkinson of New Douglas, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Edythe Steward.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 7, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Fri. Apr. 8,
2016 with Pastor Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Pound Pets Inc.
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Stephen "Darth Vader" Phillip Bast Jr., age 47, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 in New
Jersey due to an accident.

Steve was born on April 19, 1968 in Alton, IL, a son of the late Stephen Phillip Bast Sr., and Virginia Ardell (Angle) Bast.
Steve was a United States Navy veteran who proudly served his country. He worked for Steelman Transportation in Springfield, MO as an over the road
truck driver. He enjoyed driving his semi "Sirius Black", fishing, collecting guns, watching and attending Nascar races. His greatest joy was spending time
with his family and friends. Steve will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Steve is survived by his loving daughter, Ashley (Dustin Holmes) Bast of Granite City, IL; dear brothers, Jeffrey (Tyra Saunders) Bast of Ramsey, IL and Roy
Eldridge of Bismark, MO; nephew, Tyler Bast of Texarkana, AR; grandcat, Piper Anne; extended family and many dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday with Pastor Charles West officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Ashley Bast and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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James DeRuntz passed away at his home April 4, 2016 surrounded by his family.

James was born August 20, 1929, to Joseph and Helen (nee Tobinka) DeRuntz. A life long resident of Granite City, Illinois, he attended St. Joseph School.
After graduating from Granite City High School, he attended Elgin Watchmaker's College in Elgin, Illinois.
James married Margaret McGee on April 14, 1956, and is survived by their four children: Anne (Donald Giarraffa), Jo Marie Berlinger (Todd), Kathleen
Soehnlin (Wayne), and James, as well as grandchildren Gregory and Christopher Giarraffa, Annalise and Joseph Berlinger, and Matthew and Michael
Soehnlin. His surviving siblings are Mary Alice (Mae) Windisch, Gene (Helen) DeRuntz, Lonnie (Betty) DeRuntz, and Kevyn Lutton. In addition to his wife
and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Helen Messmer, Joseph (Jack) DeRuntz, Robert (Red) DeRuntz, and Barbara DeRuntz.
James began working at Michel Jewelry and Gift Shop while in grade school, through high school, and continued to work there as a watchmaker,
gemologist, engraver, and jewelry appraiser. When Tony and Catherine Michel retired in 1980, James and Margaret took over the business until their own
retirement in 1995, although James continued to do watch and clock repair at home.
James joined the Knights of Columbus in 1950 and was a most active member throughout his life. He entered the Fourth Degree in the John F. Kennedy
class of 1964. Among the positions he held in the Tri-Cities Council 1098 were Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, Captain, and Treasurer. He and his dear
friend John Straubinger performed over 100 chalice ceremonies for deceased members and participated in numerous exemplifications. James was
appointed Master of the Marquette Province, Southern District of Illinois, overseeing 52 Knights of Columbus councils for 5 years.

James served on the Madison County 708 Board, St. Elizabeth's Credit Union Board, and the Calvary Cemetery Board.

James enjoyed fishing, woodworking, teasing, and playing cards. He will be remembered for his love and devotion to family, backyard barbeques, teasing,
and the memories shared together.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with
Chalice Presentation at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 9 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue,
Granite City. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to Holy Family School or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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Catherine A. Buechele, nee Mangiaracino, 91, of Granite City, Ill., formerly of Venice, Ill., born November 29,
1924, in Venice, Ill., died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Ms. Buechele was employed by the U.S. Government as a Payroll Specialist before retiring in 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Baldassar and Catherine, nee Maggio, Mangiaracino; husband, Harold E. Buechele; 6 brothers; and 3 sisters.
Surviving are her children, Judy (Nick) Modrusic, Jane (Andy) Modrusic, all of Granite City, Ill., and Ron Buechele of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Nick (Kim)
Modrusic, Chris (Shauna) Modrusic, and Katie (Bob) Wilhelm; great grandchildren, Emily, Taylor, McKenna, and Gaven Modrusic, Claire and Sophie
Wilhelm; and special nieces, Jackie (Kent) Bosworth, and JoAnn (Rick) Barnhart.
In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Belleville area Hospice of Southern Illinois. And will be accepted by the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street, Madison, Ill.

Funeral: A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the church, with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary
Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.
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Dorothy A. Maggio, 94, of Granite City, formally of Pittsburgh, PA, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her home
surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 10, 1922 in Johnstown, PA to Andrew and Pauline nee: Seli Fulton.

Dorothy married Steve Maggio in Pittsburgh, PA. He preceded her in death in 1974.

She was avid reader who loved to crochet and enjoyed polka music.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter: Stephanie (Willie) Bailey of Granite City; a son: Steve (Connie) Maggio of Pittsburgh, PA and several grandchildren, great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews . Also surviving is a brother: Andrew Fulton of Cleveland, OH.

Besides her husband and parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by a daughter: Paulette Bradley; two sons: Pete Maggio and Raymond Nutting; a
grandson: Patrick Bradley and a brother, John Fulton.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6pm until time of service at 7pm on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Calvary Life Church in Granite City. Burial will follow at
a later date in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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David Glenn McIntire, 69, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Granite City and East Alton, IL, passed away Friday,
April 1, 2016 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL.

He was born November 6, 1946 in Granite City, IL to Glenn and Thelma (nee: Kitchen) McIntire.

He married Margaret Willhite on May 21, 1982, in Wood River, IL.

David served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Olin Brass in East Alton, IL as a machine operator.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (nee: Willhite) McIntire and both parents, Glenn and Thelma (nee: Kitchen) McIntire.

There will be a graveside service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at St. John Cemetery, Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Arrangements entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL.
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Eugene H. Joyce, 67 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Collinsville Rehabilitation Center.

Eugene was born on March 31, 1949 in Granite City; a son to the late Howard and Mildred A. (Morley) Joyce. Eugene was a self employed maintenance
man and laborer. Eugene proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Marines. He was a talented musician playing the drums,
guitar and the coronet.

He is survived by and will be missed by his brother; Dennis and (Loretta) Joyce of Granite City; nieces, Meagan Joyce, Melanie Joyce; nephew, Michael
Joyce.

In celebration of his life, family and friends will be gathering at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. where burial and
full military rites will be performed. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is
serving the family.
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Ruby Catherine Jones, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born September 10, 1925 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late William Calvin and Adie Grace (Waggoner) Owens.

She married Ray E. Jones Sr. on August 24, 1957 and he passed away on May 29, 2006.

She was a loving and dedicated homemaker.
In her early years, she and her best friend, Beulah had owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Truck Stop in Granite City. Ruby and her green thumb loved
nature and enjoyed working with flowers and feeding the birds.

She cherished her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald Owens of Granite City, Ray E. and Jennifer Jones Jr. of Jerseyville; two daughters and a son-in-
law, Brenda Katheryne Pulley of Granite City and Terry and Tracy Harper of Rolla, Missouri; seven granddaughters, Katelynne Jones, MacKenzie Jones,
Heather Marie Cox, Amanda Jones-Stogsdill, Stephany Kiselka, Brittany Pulley and Emily Pulley; one grandson, Gerald Owens II; eight great grandchildren,
Raymond Fears II, William Spicer III, Kaylie Stogsdill, Kylie Stogsdill, Skylar Kiselka, Nevah Kiselka, Bentley Pulley and Nicholas Kiselka; one brother,
Steve Underwood of Troy, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Tommy Jones; three brothers, William Leroy Owens, William
Charles Owens and Frank Owens and two sisters, Nellie Ireland and Alma York.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 with Reverend Sherman Smith officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the BJC Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lillian Ruebhausen, nee Giese, 110, of Granite City, Ill., born July 2, 1905, in Leavenworth, Kansas, died
Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Edwardsville, Ill.

Ms. Ruebhausen was a homemaker, member of St. John United Church of Christ, St. John Hill Toppers, Madison County Senior Citizens, Gateway Senior
Circle, Home Extension, Holiday Shores Garden Club, and Vintage Garden Card Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary, nee Hunner, Giese; husband, Ewald, whom she married September 11, 1924; son, Dean
Ruebhausen; brothers, Albert, John, Francis, Charles, and Raymond Giese; and grandson, Lt. Gary Ruebhausen.
Surviving are her son, Robert (Joy) Ruebhausen of Highland, Ill.; sister, Arlene Jones of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Ron (Lori) Ruebhausen, Dave
(Denise) Ruebhausen, and Denet Pinta; great grandchildren, Erin (Ryan) Hoepfner, Michael Ruebhausen, Justin (Elizabeth) Pinta, Nathan Ruebhausen,
Chelsea Pinta, and Whitney (Scott) Threinen; great great grandchildren, Matthew Hoepfner, Clara Hoepfner, and Raylan Threinen; nephew, Jim (Annita)
Giese; daughter in law, Verna Ruebhausen; and many other nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Carolyn Faye Harley, 62, of Troy, IL died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on October 23, 1953 in Granite City, IL to Thomas Dean, Sr and LaDonna Irene nee: McGinness Mundy.

Carolyn married Keith Thomas Harley on May 16, 1981 at Lake Thunderbird in Putnam, IL. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2015.

Carolyn enjoyed crocheting , reading religious books and collecting china dolls. She was a member of City Temple in Granite City.

Besides her mother, Carolyn in survived by a daughter: Victoria Lynne (Lamb) Stephens of St. James, MO;  2 grandsons:  Jeffrey Lee Stephens, Jr and
Jacob Christopher Stephens; a brother:  David Allen Mundy of Granite City; a twin sister:  Marilyn Kaye and Michael Thomas of Granite City and sister:  Vicki
Lynne and Kenneth Rayborn of Mt. Carmel, IL.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father and 2 brothers: Thomas Dean, Jr and Jeffrey Lee Mundy.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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James "Jim" E. Cox, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Missouri Baptist
Hospital, St. Louis, MO, with his loving family and friends by his side.

Jim was born on May 12, 1932 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Clarence Willard Cox and Pauline (Glass) Cox.

Jim was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On August 17, 1951, Jim married Darlene Dehn, the love of his
life. Jim was a dedicated and faithful member of Suburban Baptist Church; now Unity Baptist Church. His greatest joy was his relationship with Jesus
Christ and spending time with his family and friends. Jim loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family and was very proud of them. He
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife Darlene Cox of Granite City, IL; loving children, Dawn (Randy) Bruder of Granite City, IL, Debbie (Don) Harris of Granite
City, IL, Denise (Jim) Rosene of Rockford, IL, Darla (Mike) Minnick of Panama City Beach, FL and Delora (Marty) DeRoche of Cutler, IL; dear brothers and
sister, Gene Cox, Bob Cox and Terry Rea all of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; extended family and
many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Unity Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave. Granite City, IL,
with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Private family interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, your presence at Jim's memorial service would be greatly appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Wayne A. "Wayno" Staggs, 64, of Roxana and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:27 p.m. on
Monday, March 29, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born November 12, 1951 in Catron, Missouri, a son of the late Russell and Hazel (Haddock) Staggs.

He married Rosie M. (Stout) Staggs on October 28, 1972 in Granite City and she survives.

He worked at U.S. Steel with 28 years of dedicated service as a millwright. He was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877.

He loved his days working in his garage on his truck and motorcycle. He enjoyed reading westerns and cherished spending time with his grandchildren
and family.

In addition to his beloved wife of 44 years, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy Wilson of Granite City and Mindy and Andrew Lugge of
Glen Carbon; two grandchildren, Logan Wilson and Jacob Lugge; a grandson on the way, Christopher Lugge; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Russell
"J.T." Staggs of Granite City, Charles and Ruth Staggs of New York and Johnny Staggs of Granite City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Wanda and
Denny Bucklew of Troy, Sharon Risinger of Granite City and Patti and Jim Gibson of Tennessee; many niece; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandbaby, Marie; a brother, Harry "Glen" Staggs and a sister, Geneva "Allene" Pence.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ruth Asbeck, 95 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center in Granite City.

Ruth was born on March 4, 1921 in St. Louis; a daughter of the late Melvin and Nellie (Howard) Jones. Ruth was a life long homemaker and a member of
Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City. Ruth loved her family and was always helping wherever needed. She enjoyed reading, but most of
all she loved spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her kind and giving heart and all the special times shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Ronald and (Donna) Asbeck of Granite City, Robert and (Joan) Asbeck of Granite City, Dennis Asbeck of
Granite City; grandchildren, Brett Asbeck, Brian Asbeck, Kimberly Asbeck-Gindler, Becky Klenke, Angel Hovey, Heather Borg, Kerri Maggart, Sean Asbeck,
Ben Asbeck, Stephen Asbeck; great-grandchildren, Jordan Asbeck, Quinn Klenke, Kirsten Gindler, Austin Hovey, Conner Klenke, Blake Klenke, Abby
Hovey, Kayla Hovey, Zach Maggart, Hannah Asbeck, Braden Borg, Annie Borg, Audrey Maggart, Jerrica Asbeck, Leah Rose Asbeck, Gage Asbeck, Tatum
Asbeck, Lars Gindler; brother, Richard Jones.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; Ralph Fred Asbeck, whom she married on January 10, 1943 and her daughter-in-
law, Charlayne Asbeck.

In celebration of her life friends may call on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sean Asbeck
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are
suggested to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Joseph Novosel, 87, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Saturday,
March 26, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born May 1, 1928 in Madison, a son of the late Michael and Reza "Teresa" (Asperian) Novosel.

He married Florence M. (Lucido) Novosel on October 13, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and she passed away on March 9, 2005.

He later married Norma L. (Podhorn) Peipert Novosel on October 18, 2008 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and she survives.

He retired in 1985 from Vesci Incorporated after 35 years of dedicated service as a truck driver.

He was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and former member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.

He loved tending to his yard, cutting grass and riding his tractor. He was known for his barbeques and enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael J. and Lori Novosel of Highland, Joseph A. and Karan
Novosel of Hardin, Nick Novosel of Maryville and John P. Novosel of Granite City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Chris Smith of Granite
City, Mary Noser of Collinsville and Rita and Bryan Paskero of Maryville; three step-sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sarah Peipert of Carrollton, Mike
and Oahn Peipert of Chicago and Steven and Melissa Peipert of Ellisville, Missouri; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Ed Kocal of Blue
Grass, Iowa and Laura and Roger Rust of Jerseyville; twenty six grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family
and friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Steve Novosel, Mike Novosel, Frank Kraus, John Kraus and Louis Kraus
and one sister, Mary Vrenick.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville with Father Joseph Havrilka
as celebrant.

Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to Mother of Perpetual Help Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eleanor Joyce Denson, 77, of Granite City passed away, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at University Nursing and
Rehab.

She was born April 14, 1938 in Calvert City, KY.   Eleanor worked 25 years caring for others at the Colonnades Nursing Home in Granite City.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Bryant of North Carolina and Lesa (Paul) Rosener of Collinsville; four sons, Dennis Hartman of Granite City, Frank
(Pam) Hartman of Pontoon Beach, Robert Hartman of MO and Art Price of Kentucky; brother, Jim Fain of St. Peters, MO; sister Janet (Jim) Purnell of
Collinsville; sister in law, June Fain of MO; eight grandchildren, Sara Bryant, Kenny Mothershed, Jaclyn Hedge, Jennifer Ushery, Ariel Hartman, Danielle
Hartman and Chris Hartman and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Fain; mother, Edna Louise (Lee) Krauss; husband, James Denson; son, Kenneth Hartman; two
brothers, Jerry and Joe Fain and a sister, Judy Hutchison.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Charles Patrick McManamy 69, of Granite City passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

He was born March 17, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, IL to John Lyle and Mary Ellen (Nee: England) McManamy.

He is survived by his brother, Michael (Diana) McManamy of Granite City; a niece and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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JoElla Harris, 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Sun. March 27, 2016 at Lebanon Care Center in
Lebanon, IL.

She was born Jan. 28, 1943 in Clarkton, MO to the late Roy & Inez Louise (Harrison) Radaford.

JoElla had been a teacher in the Cahokia School District for more than 30 years, retiring in 2014.

She is survived by: 3 daughters, Jennifer Saeed of St. Louis, MO, Liz Cicio of Granite City and Jessica Harris of Columbia, MO, 5 grandchildren, Kourtney &
Dominic Cicio, Francesca Araya and Anya & Asher Langsdorf, 2 sisters, Freda Valle and Millie Martinez, both of TX, a brother, Jerry Radaford of OR and her
former spouse, James Harris of Highland, IL.
Services are private.
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Virgil Jerome Keeton Sr., 95, of Mitchell, IL, formally of Staunton, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016
at his home.

He was born June 4, 1920 in Gorham, IL to Chester A. Arthur and Cora (nee: Asbury) Keeton.

Virgil served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired after working as a custodian at Coolidge Middle School in Granite City, IL.

He is survived by, two daughters, Rita Barnett of Mitchell, IL. Carol (Robert Ostyn) Dworsack of Mt. Olive, IL, three sons, David (Marel) Keeton of Grover, MO,
Virgil (Pamala) Keeton Jr. of Fordland, MO, and Terry (Cindi) Keeton of Litchfield, IL, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Chester A. Arthur and Cora (nee: Asbury) Keeton he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta (nee: Dann) Keeton, daughter, five
brothers and six sisters.

The family will have a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., on June 4, 2016 at Walton Park in Mr. Olive, IL Pavilion #3.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.
com.
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Kelly Ann Watson, 51, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Fri. Mar. 25, 2016 at her home surrounded
by her family.

She was born June 16, 1964 in Granite City, IL to Beverly Ann (Hall) Lee and the late Donald Lee.

On Feb. 4, 1984, she and Barry Dean Watson were married in Granite City. He survives in Glen Carbon.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by: 2 daughters, Ashley Watson and Sarah Watson of Glen Carbon, a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle
& Hailee Watson of Prairietown, IL, 3 grandchildren, Nolan, Griffen & Lea Watson and a brother, Kevin Lee of Pontoon Beach, IL.

MEMORIAL SERVICES ARE PENDING.
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Mary Lou Hotson, 81, of Granite City passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Hospital in Granite City, IL.

She was born on December 14, 1934 in Seymour, MO to Pinkney and Susie (nee: Cantrell) Napier.

Mary and Richard Hotson married on September 9, 1978 in Granite City, IL.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hotson of Granite City, IL, daughter, Patricia (Jimmy) Henson of Smithboro, IL, granddaughter, Valerie Trim, two
great-grandchildren, Ryen Trim and Brady Trim, brother, Fred Napier, three sisters, Eula Dewhirst, Annie Vanness and Geneva Bennett.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by both parents, three brothers and a sister.
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Georgie Pauline (Berrong) Rodgers, 89, of Granite City passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6:30 a.m. at
Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Georgie was born on February 9, 1927 in McGee, Missouri. She worked as a housekeeper at St. Elizabeth Medical Hospital and as a school cook for the
Madison Illinois School District. After retiring she loved to go to the casinos and on many trips. She enjoyed crocheting book mark crosses, giving them to
anyone that wanted one. Georgie will be remembered for her outgoing friendliness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman D. Rodgers on June 4, 2001, her parents Noah and Mattie (Duniphan) Berrong and two brothers,
Noah Berrong and John Berrong.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Tana and (Robert) Opich, a son, Kenneth and (Nikki) Rodgers, both of Granite City; two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister Christine Crader of Advance, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to the Disabled
American Veterans.
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Donna Kay Newcombe “G.G.”, 70, of Fairmont City, IL, passed away at 3:15 a.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016 at
Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL .

She was born October 21, 1945 in Granite City, IL to Harlon and Rosa (nee: Turner) Kelly.

Donna is survived by her husband, Louis Alred of Fairmont City, IL, two daughters, Kelly Lynn Miller of St. Louis, MO and Mary (David) Veizer of St. Rose, IL,
two sons, Robert (Karen) Snyder of Granite City, IL and Charles Michael Verges of Fairmont City, IL, 15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and a
sister, Pamela Broska of Troy, IL.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters, Bonnie Kay Sorenson and Cheryl Sue Verges.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL.
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Kathleen Grace Scholebo, 67, of Granite City passed away at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital.

She was born October 22, 1948 in Granite City, Illinois to Ralph and Marge (nee: Wheeler) Hall. On Oct 29, 1966, she and Ronald “Slick” Ray Scholebo
were married in Granite City

Kathy worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for 32 years retiring in 2005. She loved to sew and attended classes regularly with her friends at Jackman’s
Sewing. Once a month she enjoyed getting together with her fellow retirees for lunch. Her fast scooter allowed her to continue her love of shopping with her
kids and grandkids.

She is survived by: a daughter, Rhonda (Gordon) Failoni of Columbia, SC, son, Jeffrey (Johnna Presley) Scholebo of Granite City, 5 grandchildren, Hannah
(Alex) Smith, Sarah, Catherine & Matthew Failoni and Courtney Dockery, a great-grandson, Judson Smith: brother, Ron (Diane) Hall of Alahambra, IL. and
her beloved dog Gracie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Charles Hall.

The family will hold a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Thur. March 24, 2016 at Heritage Church, 3716 Ruth, Pontoon Beach (formerly Cedar View), where she
was a member.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Church
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David Lawrence Hoffman, 61, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:04 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at his
home.

He was born March 27, 1954 in Granite City, the son of the late Lester Clarence and Esther Louise (McLinn) Hoffman. He is survived by a son, Christian
Hoffman; a daughter, Maleta Keener; a granddaughter, Madison Brenner; a sister, Linda Kudelka; other extended family and friends. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Clayton.
No services are to be held. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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George L. Kuzma, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Granite
City.

He was born August 25, 1942 in Granite City, a son of the late George W. and Anna (Eck) Kuzma.

The United States Air Force veteran proudly served his country. He retired in October 1999 from Scott Air Force Base after 38 years of dedicated service as
an aircraft mechanic.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and the Granite City Moose Lodge.

He cherished his days at his cabin in "The Country" and enjoyed fishing, working on his land and his toys. He will be remembered for the love and special
times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Milton and Lorie Kuzma of Tampa, Florida; two nephews and their wives, Michael and Randee Kuzma of
Grayslake, Illinois and David and Sue Kuzma of Lindenhurst, Illinois; a niece and her husband, Patricia and Scott Immekus of Wheaton, Illinois; many
great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Fred H. Tanner, 65 of Madison, IL passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at his home.

Fred was born on September 17, 1950 in Duck Creek, MO; a son to the late William A. Tanner and Joy K. (Heffner) French. Fred was a truck driver for
ConAgra in Alton, IL.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Fred H. and (Crystal) Tanner Jr. of New Douglas, IL, Shelley Prather of Benton, KY; brothers, William
C. and (Donna) Tanner of Pontoon Beach, David and (Toni) Tanner of Granite City, Ronald A. and (Kimberly) of Granite City; sister, Janet Thorton of Granite
City; grandchildren, Rebecca Tanner, Travis Tanner, Abbie Tanner, Evan Tanner, Gaven Prather, Genesee Prather.

In celebration of Fred's life, graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery in McGee, MO.
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Marguerite A. "Margie" Harmon, 53, of Granite City passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her home.

Margie was born on November 25, 1962 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Robert Fischer and Thelma (Owens) McDonald. She was a courier for Lanter
Delivery Systems in Madison. In her free time Margie enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special
times she shared with family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her sisters; Edith and (Bill) Trindle of Granite City, Joyce and (Mike) Rider of Hoxie, AR; life partner, Clifford Taylor
of Granite City and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her step-dad; Robert McDonald; her sister, Patricia Bolster; her brother, Robert Fischer.

In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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Benjamin Harry Voyles, 81, of Granite City, IL, died at 5:30 p.m. Thurs. Mar. 17, 2016 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehab in Granite City.

He was born Apr. 1, 1934 in Litchfield, IL to the late George W. & Ruth (Duvall) Voyles.
Ben was a U.S. Army Korea War veteran. He retired as a Millwright from Granite City Steel after 39 years of service.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Rayhill) Voyles and 12 siblings.
Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
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Tammy J. Recer (Patton), 56, of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016 in
Granite City, IL.

She was born March 29, 1959 Granite City, IL to the late Freddie “Fred” Recer and Geraldine (nee: Bryant) Graham of Granite City, IL.

Tammy was a member of Word of life Tabernacle in Granite City, IL. She served in the United States Army and had worked for the Civil Service.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy (David) Petrillo of Granite City, IL, nine grandchildren, Kierston, Kelsey, Matt, Kenna, Malachi, Payton, Collin, Caleb,
and Cody, mother, Geraldine (nee: Bryant) Graham, three brothers, Rudy (Barb) Recer of Litchfield, IL, Mark (Sherri) Recer of Pontoon Beach, IL, and Todd
(Annie) Recer of St. Charles, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her father she was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Recer.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until time of the service at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, 3939 Lake
Drive, Granite City, IL with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Richard “Rick” William Klobe, 55, of Granite City died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on March 9, 1961 in Granite City, IL to Elmer J. and Lorene N. nee: Laurentius Klobe.

Rick was an operating room nurse tech who worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was an avid fan of sports, especially the St. Louis
Cardinals and he enjoyed debating politics .

Besides his mother, Rick is survived by 2 sons: Kyle Klobe of Granite City, USAF SSgt Erik and Kaitlynn Klobe of Columbus, OH; 1 special grandson:
Grayson Klobe and 1 sister: Connie and Pete Mushill of Granite City. Rick will be missed by his 2 nieces: Elizabeth and Ben Bozicevic and Kelly Mushill, ex-
wife Theresa Kelly; 2 special friends: Leo and Ritchie Kelly and many cousins and other friends. Rick will also be missed by two very special buddies; Otis
& Olive.

Rick was preceded in death by his father and 2 brothers: Larry and Michael Klobe.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Monday, March 21, 2016 from 5pm until 8pm at the Granite City Moose Lodge, 2521 Maryville Road, Granite City,
IL.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory of Granite City.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom .com
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David James Ohlendorf, age 67, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital, St. Louis, MO, with his loving family by his side.

David was born on March 21, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of David Edward Ohlendorf and the late Mary Louise (Frey) Ohlendorf.

On November 11, 1967, David married Linda Peter, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. David had retired from Boeing Corporation as an engineer after
many years of dedicated service. He was a Past National President of BCCA. David was a history buff, especially breweriana history. He also enjoyed
collecting beer cans and traveling with his family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. David 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 mother, David was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Vera (Zellin) Brooks.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Ohlendorf of Maryville, IL; loving children, Amy Ohlendorf of O'Fallon, MO and Matt Ohlendorf of Edwardsvile, IL;
dear father, David Ohlendorf of Granite City, IL; father-in-law, Harold Brooks of Elizabethtown, KY; extended family and many dear friends.

David requested no services and that his body be donated to science.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dorothy L. Hayes-Parkinson, 88 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Dorothy was born on April 3, 1927 in Dickson, TN; a daughter of the late William Jasper and Katie (Lewis) Lee. Dorothy was retired from the Dietary
Department at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Granite City and took great pride in raising her family. She will be remembered for her giving heart and all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Charles and (Ginger) Hayes of Minnesota, Bill Hayes of Granite City, Phil and (Pat) Hayes of Granite
City, Kay and (Gary) Reese of California, Betsy Hayes of California, Jeff Hayes of California, Robin Hayes of Oregon; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-
grandchildren; sister, Audrey Lovelle Shelton of Michigan.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her 2nd husband; Edward W. Parkinson; brothers, Vernon Lee, Clifford Lee; daughter-in-law,
Sherrilyn Hayes.

In celebration of her life friends may call on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Don Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.
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Diane Schwendeman, 86 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her home surrounded by
her family.

Diane was born on October 13, 1929 in Granite City; a daughter to the late William and Sue (John) Thomas. Diane was a life time homemaker, a member
of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and was an Elkett at the Granite City Elks Lodge #1063. Diane enjoyed traveling, cooking and reading.
She was quite the Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune fan, watching at every opportunity. Diane was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan who even traveled to the
spring training games. But most of all she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Millard "Poots" Schwendeman, whom she married on September 16, 1950; her children, Tim
Schwendeman of Granite City, Janet and (Rick) Vaughn of Granite City, Karen Schwendeman of Collinsville, Claudia and (Joe) Bartholomew of Belleville;
grandchildren, Travis and (Laura) Revelle, Kyle Revelle and fiance' (Meagan Henderson), Emily Vaughn, Natalie Vaughn and fiance' (Johnathon Hadley),
Joey Bartholomew, Vinny Bartholomew and numerous other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her brother, William "Biffo" Thomas and her sister, Martha Ruth "Sissy" Thomas.

In celebration of her life, friends may call on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at St. John United Church
of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City with Revered Karla Frost officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ, Granite
City A.P.A. or Natural Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.
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Carolyn Matlock, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her home. Carolyn
was born on October 31, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO, a daughter of the late Robert Stanley Smithey and Rose
Laree (Randol) Smithey.

On July 6, 1963, Carolyn married Edward Matlock in McClure, IL. They grew up together as children, living on the same street and attended the same
church and school. As fate would have it, they married for life with later moving to Granite City, IL where they had two children. Carolyn had worked at
Hudson Jewelers in Granite City, IL as a sales associate, and she also enjoyed painting pottery in her younger years. Carolyn was an amazing cook and
baker. There wasn't anything that she couldn't create in the kitchen. She thoroughly enjoyed attending church, singing in the choir, shopping with her
daughter and reading. Her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and a grandmother to Austin and Savana. She referred to Savana as her little sweet pea,
and Austin as her little preacher. Carolyn loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be deeply and sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Skiles and Sharon Turner.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-two years, Edward Matlock of Granite City, IL, loving children, Keith Matlock of Granite City, IL and Rosalie
(Clay) Schreckenberg of O'Fallon, MO; proud grandmother to Austin and Savana Schreckenberg; dear siblings, Robert (Gayla) Smithey of Ware, IL, Nancy
Smithey of McClure, IL and Donna Smithey of McClure, IL; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Gracepoint Church, 2450 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL,
with Reverend Lee Jackson and Reverend Robert Smithey officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, MO, on Monday at 3:
00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Wood River Pentecostal Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Bonda Gordon, nee: Anderson, age 40, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Bonda was born on July 2, 1975 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late James Dukes and Peggy (Milton) Dukes.

Bonda loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her
grandchildren, whom she adored. She had worked at Dennys in Pontoon Beach, IL as a server. Bonda will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Bonda was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Gordon; and by one brother, Mark Carney.

She is survived by her loving children, Cody Gordon of New Douglas, IL and Taylor Gordon of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Laya Conway, Liam
Conway, Bennett Gordon and Lincoln Conway; dear siblings, Tammy (Otto) Moore of Santa Fe, NM, Carl (Branda) Anderson of Granite City, IL, Carol (Brian)
Sackett of Granite City, IL and James Duke of Advance, MO; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Keith Braddick officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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