Robert Kyle Lee, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 27, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.


He was born July 31, 1950 in Granite City to the late George Merle & Theresa Anna (Rosenbaum) Lee.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Doug, Opal & Ruby.
Services are private.
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Mavis J. Graber,
71, of Madison, IL passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her
family.


She was born November 2, 1945 in Holly Grove, ARK to Edd and Mavis (nee: Mounce) Johnson.

Mavis and Charles Graber married in St. Louis, Mo.

She is survived by two daughters, Penny (Joe) Jackson of St. Charles, Mo, and Tina Marie (Tony) Gruver of Madison, IL, six grandchildren, Justin Boesing,
Karen Quinn, Jessica Gruver, Anthony Jackson, Cliffallen Gruver, Joshwa Gruver, 13 great-grandchildren and a special friend, Diane Radosh of St. Louis,
MO.

Mavis is preceded in death by both parents, Edd and Mavis (nee: Mounce) Johnson, husband, Charles Graber, son, Cliff Gruver, and two brothers, James
and Donald Johnson.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Charles R. Mudd Jr.,
87 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center surrounded by his family.


Charles was born on November 3, 1929 in Jefferson City, MO; a son of the late Charles R. and Viola V. (Loeffler) Mudd Sr. Charles was a dedicated
supervisor and manager at AT&T retiring after 35 years of service. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Charles loved sports and was
a huge St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. He coached Little League Baseball and coached basketball at Sacred Heart and St. Margaret Mary. In his free
time, Charles enjoyed fishing, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

Charles is survived by and will be missed by his children; Jackie (Gary) Bradstreet of Edwardsville, IL, Michele (Jeff) Sparks of Springfield, MO, Michael
Mudd of Granite City, IL; his daughter-in-law, Valerie Mudd; his grandchildren, Christopher (Carrie) Mudd, Benjamin Mudd, Amy (Mark) Whittet, Tara
Bradstreet (fiance' Nic Inman), Theresa Sparks; his great-grandchildren, Chloe Mudd, Charlie Mudd, Ava Whittet.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Isabella (Ponder) Mudd, whom he married on November 4, 1950; his son, Douglas
Mudd; his brothers, James Mudd, Steve Mudd.

In celebration of his life, friends may call on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City. Burial will
follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
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Diane "Mimi" Brewer
, 65, of Godfrey and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday,
April 25, 2017 at her home.


She was born February 16, 1952 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Anthony Jr."Tony" and Betty (McCosky) Fecurka.

She married Dennis Brewer on October 25, 1975 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

Diane was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and loved nature and entertaining others. She enjoyed watching the birds, working with crafts,
being with family and kids and always looking for a reason for a party. 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, Stacey and Tony Goodman of Pocahontas, Illinois; a son and daughter-
in-law, Dustin and Jessica Brewer of Granite City; four grandchildren, Devin Turner, Anthony Goodman, Anna Brewer and Evan Brewer; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Debbie and Kenny Radas of Edwardsville and Dawn and Tom Gass of Granite City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jimmie and Joan
Brewer of Granite City; sister-in-law, Jennifer Smith of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Don Smith.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

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

Memorial contributions are preferred and can be made to Stand up to Cancer and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Connie J. Koehler
, 66, of Farmington, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017
at her home.


Connie was born on February 22, 1951 in Granite City, IL; a daughter of the late Richard Means and Mary Lou Monroe. Connie was the director of sales at
Mayfair Hotel in St. Louis and in 1988 operated her own day care until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City
and in her free time she loved to spend time with her family. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her
family and friends.

Connie is survived by and will be missed by her children; Randall Young (Staci) of Edwardsville, IL, David (Opal) Koehler of Farmington, MO, Natalie
Scarborough of West Plains, MO; her grandchildren, Maiya, Chase, Tanner, Karlie, Mason, Avery, Tressa, Jack, Connor, Payton; her brother, Daniel
Monroe; her sisters, Michelle Monroe and Diane Hunt.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Monroe.

In celebration of Connie's life, friends may call on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Gray
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Jakob Ryan McIntosh,
27, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:07 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his
home.


He was born December 31, 1989 in Granite City, a son of Brad M. and Teresa Marie (McIntosh) Briggs of Granite City.

He was employed at Hershey Warehouse in Pontoon Beach.

Jakob was a member of Navigation Church in Collinsville and was baptized on Easter Sunday.

He was a 2010 graduate of Granite City High School and was everybody's friend and never met a stranger.

He was unique and silly in so many ways, very generous to help others and his ability to always make other smile will forever be remembered. He
enjoyed music, playing his guitar, skateboarding, rapping and dancing.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by his beloved children, Ilana McIntosh, Julian Hindman and Damen Hindman, all of Caseyville and one
expected in December; his cherished fiancé, Elexis Paulk of St. Louis; two sisters, Karli Briggs and her fiancé, Tyler Seago and Alexandra Briggs of
Granite City; a brother, Austin Norton of Granite City; nephew, Jayce Seago; grandparents, Richard and Donna McIntosh of St. Petersburg, Florida, Tina
Nalley of Granite City, Kathy and Steve Brown of Granite City and Mike Briggs of Madison; numerous aunt and uncles; many cousins; other extended family
and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 with Reverend Brent Johnson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Navigation Church, 1205 Vandalia Collinsville, IL 62334 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Hedy Rose Barth, nee, Reznack, age 95, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Mary
Queen and Mother Center, St. Louis, MO.

Hedy was born on December 31, 1921 in Cerova-Lieskove, Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Vance and Mary Reznack and she immigrated to the
United States in 1937.

Hedy married Charles W. Barth of St. Louis, MO in 1952 and he preceded her in death in 1989. She was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish,
Ladies Sodality and St. Louis University High School Alumni Mothers Club. She was also a Pro-Life volunteer and auxiliary member of Our Lady's Inn in St.
Louis, MO, volunteer at the Cenacle Retreat House and a member of the St. Louis Cathedral Legion of Mary. Hedy had worked as a medical secretary for
many years before retiring. Her greatest joys were going to church and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Hedy was preceded in death by her siblings, Victor, Louis and Mary.

She is survived by her loving children, John Barth of Granite City, IL, Dr. Charles (Grace) Barth of Leawood, KS, Michael Barth of Granite City, IL,
Christopher (Linda) Barth of Ballwin, MO, Dr. Gregory (Maureen) Barth of St. Paul, MN, Dr. Margaret (Thomas) Lindsay of Austin, TX and Mary Ellen (Craig)
van Keulen of Morgan Hill, CA; brother, Andrew Reznack of Whittier, CA; proud grandmother to twenty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Saint John Paul II Life Center, 1600 West 38th Street, Suite 115, Austin, TX 78731and donations
will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Diane L. Evans, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Eunice Smith
Nursing Home in Alton.

She was born December 25, 1951 in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late Edgar and Doris E. (Mierisch) Votaw Jr.

She married James L. Evans on May 12, 2007 in Granite City and he survives.

She retired from Bosslett and O'Leary Law Firm in Granite City after many years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

Diane was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed being outdoors, the taste of food and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She also enjoyed her days of
boating, canoeing, playing softball and bowling, playing cards and a game of blackjack.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Jansen of Michael, Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law,
Laura and Ben Cole of Granite City; three grandchildren, Logan, Grant and Owen Cole; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Votaw and Barbara and
Max Merz, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until
time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, BJC Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Elsieann Marie Kovalik, 94, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:58 a.m. on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born June 22, 1922 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carl and Henrietta Scheina.

She married Henry "Hank" Kovalik on November 21, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield, Illinois and he passed away on March 8, 1994.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and
friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Judi Reynolds of Collinsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sandra Kovalik of St. Charles, Missouri; five
grandchildren and their spouses, Jacob Kovalik, Rick and Sharon Reynolds, Tim and Lisa Reynolds, Paula and Chad Hackstadt and Darren Reynolds;
ten great grandchildren, Michael, Ethan, Caitlin, Tanner, Chase, Brant, Johnny, Matt, Mattie and Jordan; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Paul Reynolds; two brothers, Carl and Harry Scheina and
a sister, Harriet Knoll.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Kyle Wright officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to Meridian Village and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Alice Feldmann, 71, of Granite City died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on February 11, 1946 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Louis and Mary Delores nee: Garcia Esparza.

Mary married Vincent “Mike” Feldmann on April 12, 1987 in Fairview Heights.

The loving mother and homemaker was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and
shopping with her sisters.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by 2 daughters: Victoria (James) Cottrell of Granite City and Danielle (Tino) Aries of Granite City; 4 sons: Joseph
Cook and partner, John Deppen of Caseyville, IL, Daniel (Tina) Hutchins of Granite City, James (Heather) Feldmann of Granite City and Justin Feldmann
of Granite City; 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 4 brothers: John Esparza of Alton, IL, Louis Esparza of Freeburg, IL, Little
Joe (Sue) Esparza of Bethalto, IL and Nick (Shirley) Esparza of Fenton, MO and 2 sisters: Imogene Woodson of Bethalto, IL and Tomasita Sine of Alton, IL.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild, 3 brothers: Big Joe Esparza, Pete Esparza and Jessie Esparza; 2 sisters: Angel Dunn and Mary
Grace Esparza; her first husband, Josephia Cook and her second husband, Daniel Hutchins, Sr.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City. The funeral will be held at
10 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. Clair Memorial Park in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
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Steven Robert Agoain, Sr, 64, of Granite City died on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born on December 9, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to the late James and Cora Nee: McCafferty Agoain.

Steven married Dorothy Lofink in Granite City in October 1985. She precedes him in death.

He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Chez Paree Apartments in Hazelwood, MO prior to his retirement.

The loving father and grandfather is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (David) Lisac of Granite City; 2 sons: Kevin Agoain of Granite City and Steven Agoain,
Jr; 2 sisters: Judith (Donald) Delonjay of St. Louis, MO and Trish (Jerry) Talbott of St. Louis, MO and 6 grandchildren.

Steven is preceded in death by his wife and parents.

His body was donated to science as he requested.

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

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Valarie Chris Dungan, age 65, of Alton, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Edwardsville Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Valarie was born on September 30, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Vladimir J. "Val" Volrab and Lou J. (Hunsell) Volrab.

Valarie worked at Scott Trade Center, St. Louis, MO in the Guest Services Department, retiring after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed
traveling, making crafts, listening to music and collecting penguin figurines. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Valarie
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, Amy Dungan of Alton, IL; dear brother, Emanuel "Manny" Volrab of Edwardsville, IL; proud aunt to Lori (Brian)
Roever of Edwardsville, IL; proud great-aunt to Jordan Volrab and Logan Roever; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Bruce Baumberger officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Diane L. Evans, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Eunice Smith
Nursing Home in Alton.

She was born December 25, 1951 in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late Edgar and Doris E. (Mierisch) Votaw Jr.

She married James L. Evans on May 12, 2007 in Granite City and he survives.

She retired from Bosslett and O'Leary Law Firm in Granite City after many years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

Diane was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed being outdoors, the taste of food and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She also enjoyed her days of
boating, canoeing, playing softball and bowling, playing cards and a game of blackjack.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Jansen of Michael, Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law,
Laura and Ben Cole of Granite City; three grandchildren, Logan, Grant and Owen Cole; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Votaw and Barbara
and Max Merz, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.
until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, BJC Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Tom L. Grimes, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis,
MO.

Tom was born on October 5, 1939 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Lester and Lorraine (Ashby) Grimes.

Tom had graduated from Madison, IL high school in 1957. Tom was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He had
worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation as an engineering technician, retiring after thirty-five years of dedicated service in 1992.
Following his retirement from I.D.O.T., Tom was employed by the cities of Granite City, IL, Maryville, IL, Venice, IL and Juneau Associates as a
resident engineer on numerous street improvement contracts. He was also employed as a project engineer on parts of the Metrolink construction in
St. Clair County. Tom ended his working career in 2006. He was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus #1098 in Granite City, IL, Illinois
Association of Professional Engineers and the Retired State Employees Association. Tom was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, St. Louis
Blues hockey fan and he loved playing golf and bowling. In his younger years he coached little league baseball teams. His greatest joy was spending
time with his family and friends. Tom loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie nee, Milan, Grimes and a brother, Michael Grimes.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Vivian nee, Dixon, Callender, Grimes of Granite City, IL; loving sons, John (Lisa) Grimes of Pearland, TX and Brian
Grimes of Granite City, IL; loving step-daughter, Dana (Gary) Allen of Granite City, IL; loving step-sons, George (Cherri) Callender and Tim Callender;
dear siblings, Bob (Rita) Grimes of Ft. Mahabe, AZ, Jim Grimes of New Orleans, LA, Phillip (Sandy) Grimes of Las Vegas, NV, Peggy (Willy) Stover of
Wentzville, MO, Alice (Harold) Langston of Fallon, NV, Susan (Rick) Archibald of St. Peters, MO, Sally (Eldon) Frisse of Granite City, IL, Jeanene (Rick)
Truelove of Kansas City, MO and Becky Allen of St. Charles, MO; proud grandfather to Marissa Grimes of Pearland, TX, Justin (Lindsey) Allen, Garrett
(Megan) Allen and Kelsey (Andy) Allen Hubbard; proud great-grandfather to Addilynn Allen; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman 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.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Mary E. Brothers, age 83 of Granite City, Illinois passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at North Florida Regional
Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.

She was born September 2, 1933 in Murphysboro, Illinois to Clay and Ella M. Worthen Hartline.
Mary loved gardening and she enjoyed walking. She loved to travel and she loved her dog. She moved to Florida in 2011 to be close to her sister,
Geneva.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Brothers; siblings, Clay Hartline, Ralph Hartline, Frieda Handlon, and Clarence Hartline.
She is survived by her siblings, Charlie Hartline of Granite City, IL, Fred Hartline of Florida, Lenita Hartline of Pleasant Hill, MO and Geneva C. Garrett of
Gainesville, FL.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel Funeral Home, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, with Rev. Eddie
Linhart officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
Please visit her memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.
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Gene Peters, 59, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of St. Louis, Missouri passed away at 7:38 a.m. on Friday,
April 14, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born December 2, 1957 in Bremerton, Washington, a son of the late Robert and Gwen (Brown) Peters.

He married Kimberly Ann (Albers) Peters on January 10, 1976 in St. Louis and she survives.

Gene worked at Frieze Harley Davidson in Shiloh with 6 six years of dedicated service as a certified Harley Davidson mechanic.

He loved riding and fixing motorcycles, enjoyed his days of fishing and was a sports enthusiast always cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and
Blues. 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, Jeremy Stephen and Heidi Peters of St. Charles, Missouri and
Joshua Paul and Colleen Peters of Mitchell, Illinois; three grandchildren, Dallas Leigh, Phoenix Jalen and Evan Joshua Peters; two brothers, David
and Brian Peters of Imperial, Missouri; many special brothers-in-laws; sisters-in-laws; nieces; nephews; other extended family and many dear
friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.


A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris
Comerford as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary D. Urioste, 80, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 1:16 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at St.
Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born November 21, 1936 in Sante Fe, New Mexico, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Ernestina
(Valdez) Griego.

She married Felix J. Urioste on March 2, 1955 in Alamosa, Colorado and he survives.

She and her husband owned and operated Mr. Twist Ice Cream and Sherbert on Madison Avenue in Granite
City with 40 years of devoted and loving service to the community.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison and enjoyed her days of cooking.

She will be remembered for the love to her family, customers and employees, many whom she had touched
and guided through the years.

In addition to her beloved husband of 62 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lijing
Urioste of Madison; a daughter, Felicia Urioste of Granite City; four grandchildren, Dominic Urioste, Alex
Urioste, Michael Urioste Jr. and Nichole Dotson; two great grandchildren, Evan Werner and Hayden; four
sisters, Ida Brown of Dallas, Texas, Irene Palmer of Dallas, Texas, Molly Chavez of Sante Fe, New Mexico and
Carmen Lee of Alamosa, Colorado; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tony Griego of Sante Fe, New Mexico and
James and Mary Griego of Alamosa, Colorado; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Michael A. Urioste and Mark S. Urioste; a
grandson, Matthew Urioste; two sisters, Helen Cassadeos and Viola Fisher and a brother, Sam Griego.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday,
April 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00
a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be
accepted at the funeral home.
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Lawrence “Larry” Paul Scaturro, 57 of New Baden, IL, formerly of Venice, IL, passed away at 3:24 p.m.
Monday, April 10, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

He was born July 15, 1959 in Granite City, IL to Thomas & Mary Donna (Luddon) Scaturro of Waterloo, IL also formerly of Venice, IL.

Larry loved watching all sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  He also enjoyed his soap operas, Family Feud and Duck Dynasty, eating
hamburgers and his mother’s spaghetti.

Survivors include 5 brothers: Len (Arlene) Scaturro of Millstadt, IL, David (Cathy) Scaturro of Sioux Falls, SD, Michael Scaturro of Madison, IL, Dan
(Michele) of St. Louis, MO and Tom (Marta) Scaturro of Granite City, IL; 3 sisters: Marge Hicks of Atchison, KS, Mary Beth Brugmann of Winfield, MO
and Rita (Ken) Jones of Waterloo, IL; aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and will be greatly missed by aunts: Rita Luddon and Sr.
Margie Luddon.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers-in-law: Jerry Hicks and John Brugmann.

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

The family will hold a Memorial Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Mass at noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Mark’s
Catholic Church, 1621 10th St., Madison, IL. The family will hold a private burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

The family would like to offer special thanks to his residence home, activity work center, the caretakers and extended family of Royal Living in New
Baden, including: Bob, Lori, Tina, Ty, Claudia, Brandon, Nakkia, Deontrez, Doxie, Trina, Carrie, Teena, Donna, Jonathan and Michael as well as Mid-
America Transplant for their assistance in helping the family with Larry’s gift of organ and tissue donation.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Former Mayor of Granite City, Ronald "Ron" L. Selph,
70, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 3:22 a.m. due to heart failure
on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Ron was born July 13, 1946 in Granite City, IL to the late Roby and Lucille (Gordon) Selph. He graduated from Granite City High School in 1964 and
from McKendree College in 1978. Ron joined the United States Coast Guard after high school. After serving his country, he went back home to
Granite City where he had a 20 year successful career as a police officer. He was married to the former Karen W. Whittaker until her passing in
June 2015. He then served two years with the U.S. Marshal Service. During this time he also taught criminal justice classes at Belleville Area College
for 17 years. In 1993, Ron made the decision to run for Mayor of Granite City and won. He considered his time as Mayor to be his greatest
accomplishment and was honored to serve in that position for the next 12 years until his retirement. He enjoyed serving his community in any
capacity and said it was "the people" that he enjoyed the most. He loved to fish and golf. Spending time with family was his favorite pastime after
retirement.

Ron is survived by a daughter, Terri L. (Tito) Selph-Tamez; a son, Ronald W. (Lea Anne) Selph; five grandchildren, Karen Robbins, Austin Weaver,
Tanner Selph, Shaelyn Selph and Presley Selph; one great-grandchild, Rylee L. Hubbard; eight siblings, Judie Cor of Hacienda Heights, CA, Kathy
(Jim) Robins, Debbie (Ron) Reeves of Granite City, Jackie Ortiz, Sally Strong of Caseyville, IL, Danny (Laurie) Selph, John (Tammy) Selph of Granite
City and Craig (Barbara) Selph of Hagerstown, MD.; twenty-three nieces and nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Timothy O'Keefe officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Coordinated Youth and Human Services, 2016 Madison Avenue, Granite City, Illinois 62040 and may be accepted at the
funeral home.
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Irene M. Baker, 84, of Madison, IL, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Irene was born on October 13, 1932, in Chicago, IL; the daughter of the late George and Helen (Kmiec) Merski.
She married Walter Baker of Venice, on February 1, 1958. Irene was an amazing wife, mother, and
grandmother. She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, where she was the
parish secretary for twenty-seven years, sang in the choir, and member of the finance council. Irene was a
member and past president of the Venice American Legion Auxiliary, Post 307, since 1952. She enjoyed
traveling the United States and Europe with her husband and spending time with her family.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband, Walter, of fifty-nine years ; daughters, Alison Baker of
Swansea ; Denise (Stephen) Putz of Troy ; Rita (Kelly) Rogers of Collinsville ; her grandchildren, Elizabeth de
la Torre ; Matthew and Christopher (Kelsey) Putz ; Rachel and Miranda Rogers. In
addition to her parents, Irene was
preceded in death by her sisters Sophie Leleniewski and Lorraine “Cookie” Niepert.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held from Noon until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. Wed. April 12, 2017 with Fr. Jeff Holtman O.
S.F. as Celebrant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street in Madison, IL. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Masses. No flowers, please.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Martha Irene Kratzer, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sat. Apr. 8, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.
She was born Sept. 23, 1950 in Mitchell, IL to the late Victor & Minnie Ruth (Hopper) Wiser.
On Oct. 12, 1974, she and Darrel Dean Kratzer were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death on Feb.
11, 2016.

Mrs. Kratzer had worked at the Granite City Branch Library and was a member of Calvary Life Church in
Granite City.

Survivors include 2 sons: Scott Kratzer of Granite City and Daniel (Angela) Kratzer of O’Fallon, IL; 1
granddaughter: Kaitlyn Kratzer of Granite City; 1 brother: Raymond (Marilyn) Wiser of Fredericktown, MO; 4
sisters: Ellen Hull, Mary (Milford) Cook, Ruby Thomas and Ruth Gann, all of Granite City; as well as many
nieces and nephews who loved her.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Norma Hull; and 8 brothers:
Donald, James, David, Leonard, Stanley, Robert, Herb and William Wiser.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. April 11, 2017 at Calvary Life Church
with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church.
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Leocadia V. "Lee" Krpan, 90 of Madison, IL passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at The Fountains in Granite
City surrounded by her family.

Lee was born on August 9, 1926 in Madison, IL; the daughter of the late Alexander and Walerja (Kowalczyk)
Dobrowolski. Lee was a homemaker and in her later years worked at Famous Barr as a sales clerk and
telephone sales specialist. She was a life long member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison where she sang
in the choir and was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society. Lee enjoyed dancing with her husband and spending
time with her family. Lee will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her
family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Linda and (Jim) McDonnell of Granite City, Kathleen
and (Bill) Litzsinger of Foley, AL; her grandchildren, Robert and (Dawn) Henry, Craig Kube; her great-
grandson, Mason Henry; her sister, Helen Withers; her brother-in-law, Robert Gorman; her cousin, Ceil
Kowalczyk and numerous loving nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Lee was preceded in death by her husband; George J. Krpan, whom she married on
February 8, 1946; her daughter, Deborah Henry; her sisters, Ann Gorman, Theresa Carnahan; her brother,
Joseph Dobrowolski.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 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 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr.
Jeff Holtman officiating at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street in Madison, IL. Burial will follow at
Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church or Masses.
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Sarah Helen Whitehead, 87, of Pontoon Beach died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in
Belleville, IL.

She was born on February 26, 1930 in Savanah, TN to the late Pink Alfred and Carrie Nation nee: Staggs Guinn.

Sarah married Henry Whitehead who precedes her in death after over 20 years of marriage.

The loving mother was a barber who worked at the Granite City Army Depot for over 10 years.

Sarah is survived by a son, Terry Whitehead of Berryville, AR and his fiancé, Donna Butler; 3 grandchildren:
Terry Lee Whitehead of Granite City, IL, Steven Alfred Whitehead of Fayetteville, AR and Cory Scott Whitehead
of Granite City, IL and several great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her best friend, Ina Townsend
of Granite City.

Besides her parents, Sarah is preceded in death by a son, Cary H. Whitehead.

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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Aliene Mae Brittain, 85, of Granite City, IL passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at Granite City Nursing and
Rehab in Granite City.

She was born March 15, 1932 in Dixon, MO to Joe and Rosa (Nee: Nichols) McKnolly. Aliene was retired from
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where she worked as a house keeper.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Clark of Granite City; grandson, Darrell Brittain of Granite City and
sister, Hazel Orlady of Melbourne, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Virgil McKnolly and sisters, Evelyn Hollis and Gladys
Reeves.
Cremation services are entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial donations will be
accepted at the funeral Home.
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Robert Martin Wallace Jr., 60, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 1:07p.m. Thurs. Mar. 30, 2017 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born Aug. 17, 1956 in Granite City to the late Robert Martin & Glenna (Weiss) Wallace Sr.
Bob worked at the Granite City warehouses and wrote his own blog, Uncle Bob’s Treehouse.

He is survived by a sister, Dawn A. Wilkinson of Granite City and her children, Julie, Daniel and Jacob Wilkinson and their spouses and children.

The family will hold a private service at a later date
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Helen M. Schmisseur, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:57 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born October 15, 1933 in St. Clair County, Illinois, the daughter of the late Fred and Leola (Mueller) Peter. She married Burel D. Schmisseur
on February 23, 1952 in Belleville, Illinois and he passed away on February 17, 2010.

She retired as a teacher and principal with Granite City School District #9 after 41 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she also served
as a substitute administrator and had also served as President and Chairman of the Board with the Granite City School District #9 Credit Union.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and was a member of the Granite City Elkettes #1063.
She also served as a volunteer working in the gift shop at Gateway Regional Medical Center and enjoyed attending Irwin Chapel's H.O.P.E. widow's
luncheon. She loved her days of playing golf and volunteering 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, Mark Schmisseur of Granite City and Eric and Stephanie Schmisseur of Denver, Colorado; four
grandchildren, Amber Schmisseur, Lauren and husband, Joe Babic, Gregory Schmisseur and Erica Schmisseur; one brother and sister-in-law, Chris
and Carolyn Peter of Millstadt; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Peter of Millstadt; many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other extended family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Rose Schmisseur and a brother, Tom Peter.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ organ fund, Alzheimer's Association, American Diabetes
Association or to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Alvin E. Willaredt, 97, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:34 p.m. on Friday,
March 24, 2017 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

He was born June 12, 1919 in Granite City, a son of the late George and Lydia (Wachter) Willaredt.

He married LaVerne M. (Eads) Willaredt on May 15, 1948 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and
she passed away on May 9, 2016.

He was a farmer throughout his lifetime and a member of the Farm Bureau and the Horseradish Growers of
Illinois. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World Warr II. He was a dedicated
and faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ where he was active with the St. John's Brotherhood.

He enjoyed his days of bowling and was active with many leagues throughout the years. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Suhayda of Glenwood, Illinois; a granddaughter, Melissa Midland of
Taylorville, Illinois; a son-in-law, Terry Midland of Taylorville, Illinois; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Doris
Keller of Maryville and Darlene and Joseph Schroder of Columbia, Missouri; a brother and sister-in-law,
George and Joan Willaredt of Glen Carbon; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Kathleen Eads of Glen
Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Midland; a
brother, Harley Willaredt and a sister, Marie Willaredt.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Annadella Fetter, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:18 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Edwardsville
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville.

She was born February 23, 1935 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Richard Hurk and Minnie Elizabeth (Watkins) Bywater.

She married Charles Russell Fetter on May 7, 1955 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She retired in 2001 from the Granite City School District after 25 years of dedicated service as a bus driver.

She had a passion for collecting dolls and enjoyed taking pictures, coloring books and painting. She cherished her grandchildren and great
grandchildren and was a devoted wife and mother. 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 five children and their spouses, Chester and Helen Fetter of Maryville, Gail and Bobby
Hoelscher of Warrenton, Missouri, Verna and John Danneker of Godfrey, John and Kristi Fetter of Granite City and Karl and Mary Fetter of Maryland
Heights, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Stephanie, Tara and Ryan, Chet Allen and Stephanie, Chelsea, Seth, Taylor,
Kalyn, Ethan, Hannah, Gary and John; seven great grandchildren, Trenten, Keegan, Olivia, Lucas, Braden, Brynn and A.J.; one sister, Sue Lomax of
Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelley Ann; a brother, Richard Bywater and three sisters, Tina Ellis, Bonnie
Hord and Judy Beeler.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Donald E. King Sr. 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his home.

He was born July 30, 1940 in Granite City, the son of the late William and Jewell (Dollins) King.

He married Darline E. (Robinson) King on July 9, 1960 in Madison, Illinois and she passed away on October 3,
2014.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country and was extremely patriotic.

He retired from Laclede Steel in Alton in 1992 after 30 years of service and also retired in 2005 from the
Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri after over 7 years of service as a laborer.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of the Temple Baptist Church in Madison where he had served as a
deacon and song leader. He enjoyed his days of hunting and playing darts and was the recipients of many
championships, awards and recognitions in the sport.

He is survived by a son, Donald King Jr. of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Mary Jean Freese of Granite City;
nephews, Steve Freese and Vince (Serena) Freese of Granite City; great nieces and great nephews, Rylee,
Mitchell, Courtney and Landon Freese; other extended family and many friends.


In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, April
2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, April 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Louie J. Scaturro, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born November 14, 1934 in Venice, Illinois, a son of the late Gus and Angeline (Mangiaricino) Scaturro.

He married Delores J. (Bero) Scaturro on July 21, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold,
Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after 44 years of dedicated service.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice and now St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Granite City. He was an honorary member of the American Legion Post #307 in Venice and a member of the
Venice Social Club.

He enjoyed listening to the Cardinals ballgames and his many vacations to St. Petersburg, Florida for spring
training. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jeff Kindle of Glen
Carbon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Janet Scaturro of Granite City and Terry and Kathy Scaturro
of Glen Carbon; five grandsons, Tim and Loren Scaturro Jr., Robert Kindle, Anthony Kindle, Roman Scaturro
and Cameron Scaturro; two great grandchildren, Saleen Scaturro and Sophia Scaturro; one brother, Leo
Scaturro of Granite City, IL; two sisters, Dolores Fechte of Granite City and Nancy Gray of Granite City; two
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Otto Nuspl of Arnold, Missouri and Marcella and Vasil Vangel of
Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scaturro and two sisters, Mary Bellue and Irene Wein.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. A
funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be accepted as masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Donna L. Tubbs, 62 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her home with her husband by
her side.

Donna was born on January 24, 1955 in Waukegan, IL; the daughter of the late Donald and Joyce (Letterman) Bulcroft Schrader. Donna was a life
long homemaker who enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, but most of all she loved to spend time with her family. She will be remembered
for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family.

Donna is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Robert Tubbs, whom she married on November 16, 1990; her son, Brian and (Michele)
Fudge of Granite City, IL, and many other extended family members and friends.

In celebration of Donna's life, friends may call on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 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.
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Willard D. Million, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born August 20, 1935 in Elsinor, Missouri, a son of the late John E. and Jessie (Walker) Million.

He married Helen D. (Prater) Million on August 30, 1955 and she passed away on April 23, 2016.

He retired from Prairie Farms after 43 years of dedicated service in maintenance.

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

He is survived by five children and their spouses, Delores and Kenneth Lynch, Steve Million, Connie and Ricky Lynch, Sarah Lorene and Barry Hull
and John and Marla Million, all of Granite City; ten grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis and Welmon Million.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Steven Niebur, 60, of Shiloh and formerly of Granite City, Illinois departed this life to be the life of the
party in Heaven after a short lung illness at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St.
Louis.

He was born October 3, 1956 in Granite City, a son of the late Paul and Mary (Murray) Niebur.

He attended St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Coolidge Junior High School and Granite City High School. He
loved his days of wrestling and had placed twice in the Illinois State Wrestling Finals and is a member of the
Granite City Wrestling Hall of Fame. He also wrestled at Western Illinois University, placing in the National
Collegiate Tournament. He was a teacher in the Granite City School District for 25 years. His students adored
him and sent him dozens of homemade cards during his illness.

John had a special love for sports and enjoyed fishing, golf, watching baseball and cheering on his St. Louis
Cardinals. He loved having people over to enjoy his swimming pool and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

He married Linda Marie (Faigle) Niebur on April 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Mark Salfen of Creve Coeur,
Missouri; a son, Ryan Niebur of St. Louis; step-children and their spouses, Amy and James Coerver of St.
Louis, Michael Little of St. Louis and Stephen and Hana Albrecht of Lawrence, Kansas; step-grandchildren,
Kaitlin Curtis, Morgan Coerver and Coraline Albrecht; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Tommy and Karen
Niebur of Bloomington and Kevin Niebur of Pontoon Beach; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and
George Lafikes of Glen Carbon and Paula and John Koskie of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family; fishing buddies and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Niebur.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Friday,
March 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the First Baptist Church of Maryville on
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Paul Byrd
officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Dolores “Dee” Rabey, 86, of Granite City, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Collinsville Care Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Mausoleum.
Irwin Chapel in Granite City is handling arrangements.
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Denise Rachel Ripley, 55, of Granite City, IL passed away Fr. Mar. 24, 2017 in Granite City.

She was born Apr. 11, 1961 in Granite City to Calvin Leroy & Melba Mae (Siebert) Elmore of Granite City.

On Dec. 24, 1994, she and Richard Clarence Ripley were married in Granite City and he survives in Granite City.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by 3 children: Nichole (Wesley) Herche of Phoenix, AZ,
Joshua (Rachel) Done of East Alton, IL and
Jamie (Brian) Worker of Mattoon, IL; 2 step-children: Richard (Sheri) Ripley Jr. and Kim
Ripley of Granite City; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 sister: Pamela (Richard) Biason of Collinsville, IL; and 2 brothers: Christopher (Shari)
Elmore of Granite City and Steven (Ildiko) Elmore of Northbrook, IL.

Private burial will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Edwardsville, IL.
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Louie J. Scaturro, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born November 14, 1934 in Venice, Illinois, a son of the late Gus and Angeline (Mangiaricino) Scaturro.

He married Delores J. (Bero) Scaturro on July 21, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold,
Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after 44 years of dedicated service.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice and now St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Granite City. He was an honorary member of the American Legion Post #307 in Venice and a member of the
Venice Social Club.

He enjoyed listening to the Cardinals ballgames and his many vacations to St. Petersburg, Florida for spring
training. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jeff Kindle of Glen
Carbon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Janet Scaturro of Granite City and Terry and Kathy Scaturro
of Glen Carbon; five grandsons, Tim and Loren Scaturro Jr., Robert Kindle, Anthony Kindle, Roman Scaturro
and Cameron Scaturro; two great grandchildren, Saleen Scaturro and Sophia Scaturro; two sisters, Dolores
Fechte of Granite City and Nancy Gray of Granite City; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Otto
Nuspl of Arnold, Missouri and Marcella and Vasil Vangel of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Scaturro and two sisters, Mary
Bellue and Irene Wein.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, April
2, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. A funeral
mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, April 3, 2017 at
10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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James Westley Barnes, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 9:03 a.m. Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Aug. 7, 1948 in Marseilles, IL to the late Edward Allen & Eleen Alberta (Burkett) Barnes.

On June 27, 1970, he and Linda Kay Fisher were married in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. She survives in Granite City.

James was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for SWIC as a Computer Technician, retiring after 20 years. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Chris Barnes and Shawn (Kristen) Barnes; 3 grandchildren: Colton, Adalyn and Mckenzie all of
Granite City; and 7 siblings: Marilyn Williams of TX, Sherron Monday of Seneca, IL, Phyllis Huffman of Dixon, IL, Nancy McNeely of Marseilles, IL,
Robert Barnes of Wood River, IL, Edward Barnes of Belleville, IL and Alberta Manninger of Pontoon Beach, IL.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of military honors at 7:00 p.m. Mon. Mar. 27, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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James Kenneth Reeves, 43, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Mon. Mar. 20, 2017 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born Jan. 17 1974 in Fontana, CA to Ellen Joan (Gude) Reeves of Edwardsville and the late Martin Reeves.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by 2 brothers: Brian Reeves of Edwardsville and Michael (Linda) Reeves of Granite City.

Services are private.
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Jeffrey Thomas Potts, age 38, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Edwardsville, IL.

Jeff was born on November 13, 1978 in St. Louis, MO.

On June 22, 2013, Jeff married Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Perryman in Granite City, IL. Jeff worked for Federal Express as a case picker in Edwardsville,
IL. He enjoyed fishing and racing cars on dirt tracks. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Jeff will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved him.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, William Potts.

Jeff is survived by his devoted wife, Beth Potts of Granite City, IL; dear mother, Anna (Elbe) Potts of Granite City, IL; loving children, Gracie Jane Potts
and Preston Sheppard; dear siblings, Larry (Nicole) Storie of Okawville, IL, Carrie (Jered) Ramsey of Granite City, IL, Tammy Potts of Granite City, IL
and Tonya (Chris) Moerlin of Granite City, IL; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anita and Gary Walliser of Granite City, IL; nephews and nieces,
Christopher Storie, Artimus and Calvin Griffin, Marissa Potts, Keiara Perryman, Joseph Stanton, Tyler, Jason and Joshua Armbruster, Har-Moni and
De-Arius Scott and Lilly Massey; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to the Potts Family 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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Gene J. DeRuntz, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:24 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born November 14, 1926 in St. Louis, a son of the late Joseph T. and Helen A. (Tobinka) DeRuntz.

He married Helen Ann Marie (Kwiatkowski) DeRuntz on January 10, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Madison and she survives.

Gene retired as a Teamster in 1989 after 43 years of dedicated service as a truck driver and member of Local
600 with 15 years of service with Lee Way Motor Freight and 25 years with Consolidated Freightways.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country with the 82nd Airborne Division in the European Theater during World War II as a
paratrooper and also served in 1950 in Korea as an engineer.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where he was active in the Men's Club and served as an usher for 55 years.
He was a distinguished member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 for 56 years and had served as a Past Grand Knight, President
of the Columbia Home Committee and 4th Degree #0224. He was a participant of the White House Retreat for ten years and was also a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1300, American Legion Post #307, AMVETS Post #51, Eagles Aerie #1126 and a lifetime member of the Disabled
American Veterans Post #53.

He was proud to have over four million safe driving miles throughout his career and enjoyed his days of gardening, camping, fishing and traveling. 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 three daughters-in-law, Michael and Mary DeRuntz of Tallahassee, Florida, Phillip and
WaiMann DeRuntz of Grays Lake, Illinois, Dr. Bruce and Elizabeth DeRuntz of Carterville, Illinois and Christopher DeRuntz of Granite City; seven
grandchildren, Jamie Withers, Stephanie and Chad Wainscott, Caroline DeRuntz, Jonathon DeRuntz, Katie Mikso, Alexander DeRuntz and Daniel
DeRuntz; many great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Betty DeRuntz of Granite City; two sisters, Mary Alice "Mae" Windisch
of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kevyn Lutton of San Francisco, California; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel DeRuntz; three brothers, James "Jim" DeRuntz, Robert "Red" DeRuntz and
Joseph "Jack" DeRuntz and two sisters, Helen Messmer and Barbara DeRuntz.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a Chalice Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Fr. McGivney Catholic High School in Glen Carbon and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Darold Ellis Talley, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL.

Darold was born on March 13, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Jim Ellis Talley and Eva Ador (Dees)
Talley.

On August 16, 1948, Darold married Madge Webster, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Darold had retired as a roller in the cold strip department
from Granite City Steel after forty-three years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL.
Darold enjoyed hunting in his younger years and was a sports enthusiast who loved all sports. He also enjoyed traveling; playing the Hawaiian guitar,
eating out and he especially enjoyed Madge's cooking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Darold 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, Darold was preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd, Walter, Red and Harold.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-nine years, Madge Talley of Granite City, IL; loving children, Rick (Phyllis) Talley of Granite City, IL and
Sherry (Jim) Talley-Hentzel of Ormond Beach, FL; proud grandfather to Dr. Matt (Alma) Hentzel, Dr. Jason (Jessica) Talley, Katie Hentzel and Rebecca
(Matt) Stearns; proud great-grandfather to Egypt, Ryan, Kayleigh, Arianna, Ayden, Sienna, Colton and Cameron; extended family and many dear
friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Lisa Guilliams officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to T.W.I.G.S. and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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David Eugene Pearman, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Thurs. Mar. 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born July 8, 1941 in Cairo, IL to the late David & Theresa (McDaniels) Pearman.
On Sept. 7, 1996, he and Celestine Jean Mally were married in Las Vegas, NV. She survives in Granite City.
David had been an OTR and local truck driver for over 40 years, retiring in 2005. He loved to fish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Brenda Taylor, Penny Edens, David Pearman Jr., Bobby Pearman, Zackery (Holly) Babb, Julia
(Zackery Mielke) Babb and Jamie (Rigo) Rosales; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Ernest & Robert Pearlman; and a sister; Penny
Pearman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Pearmn.
SERVICES ARE PENDING.

Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Noah Charlene Thomas, 67, of Brooklyn, IL died on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 2, 1949 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Noah Boozer and Opal Charlene nee: Heard Nelson.

The loving mother enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, dancing and playing games on her cell phone.

Noah is survived by 2 daughters: Kayana Warren of Granite City and Amanda Warren of Granite City; 2 brothers:  Vernon Nelson and Ricky Nelson
both of Granite City and 5 sisters:  Pam Misturak of Granite City, Donna Nelson of Rolla, MO, Linda (Mark)Trawick of Salem, MO, Mary Haynes of FL
and Lisa Baker of Sumner, IL.

Besides her parents, Noah is preceded in death by a son, Abraham Thomas; 2 brothers: Larry Nelson and Stevie Nelson and a sister, Sharon Nelson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. The funeral will be at 10:
00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Sunset Garden Cemetery in Millstadt, IL.
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Deborah Lee Cundiff, 63, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 11:02 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017
at her home.

She was born September 13, 1953 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Gifford "Big Mac" and Joann (Ferguson) McGovern.

She married John R. Cundiff on June 25, 1976 in Granite City and he survives.

Deborah retired from Big Lots in Granite City after many years of service as an assistant manager and clerk.

She attended the Lovejoy United Presbyterian Church in Wood River and enjoyed her trips to the casino. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 40 years, she is survived by a son, Jason Cundiff of Pontoon Beach; a two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike
and Sharon McGovern of Texas and Jimmy and Suasdey McGovern of Texas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Erma McGovern and Helen and Murl Cowley.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Carol DeVaughan officiating.

Inurnment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later date.

Memorials may be made to your local hospice or to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Barbara J. "Bobbie" Unfried, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15,
2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born October 19, 1946 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Willie M. (Reeves) Decker
Jr.

She married Lawrence J. "Larry" Unfried on March 26, 1967 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She had worked in the Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City and retired on September 10, 2015 from the Madison County
Jail after 20 years of dedicated service as a nurse.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was very artistic and enjoyed her days of sewing and painting and
cherished every moment with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 50 years, she is survived by three children, Keith and wife, Mary Unfried of Wood River, Katherine Castillo of
Granite City and Brian "B.J." and wife Kandi Unfried of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Victoria, Jerry Lee, Lawrence, Eleanor and Cora; three great
grandchildren, Uriah, Ahleyah and Noah; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bertha and Richard Koerper of Granite City, Maggi and Ed Dettwiler of
Granite City and Mary Joe VonNida of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Anne Decker of Republic, Missouri; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, John VonNida.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, March 17, 2017.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Georgia Ann Burris, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her home
surrounded by her family.

She was born in Granite City, IL to Truman and Josephine (nee: Camacho) Hogue.

Georgia married Leland Burris on October 21, 2071 in Granite City, IL.

She enjoyed spending time with grandkids and great-granddaughter, jigsaw puzzles, bingo, crossword
puzzles and going to the Argosy Casino.

She is survived by her loving partner, Stephen Isenburg, two daughters, Sherrie (Jerry Owens) Slay and Stacie
Burris, all of Granite City, Il, two granddaughters, Courtney (Kyle) Thebeau and Carli (Joe) Slay, grandson,
Cameron (Kim) Slay, great-granddaughter, Sophia Thebeau, brother, Jacob Hogue, five sisters, Stephanie
Harlan, Natalie (Joe) Mangiaracio, Vivian (George) Grove, Lupe (Bill) Hayes, Theresa (Paleka) Smith and several
nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband and brother, Paul Hogue.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017 at Wojstrom
Funeral Home in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Champ B. Farrell Jr., 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Thurs. Mar. 9, 2017 at his home.

He was born Apr. 16, 1942 in Granite City, IL to the late Wilma Maxine (Richardson) Smith and Champ B. Farrell Sr.

Champ had served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was employed and retired as a trucking company dispatch manager. He was a member of
Masonic Lodge #877 and also loved being outdoors, camping, fishing and hiking.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Lee (Betty) Farrell Sr. of Shipman, IL; a sister, Sharon Metzger of Cape Girardeau, MO; nephews: Don (Carolyn)
Farrell Jr. of Madison, IL and Charles Farrell of Granite City; nieces: Debbie (Jim) Jones of Edwardsville, IL, Sherry Metzger of FL, Sarah Metzger of St.
Charles, MO and Cindy Metzger of Las Vegas, NV; and his very dear friend, Denise.

Visitation will be from 12:00 until time of Masonic and funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Sat. Mar. 18, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Wilma Rosetta Birdsong, 81, formerly of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Mar. 9, 2017 at Edwardsville
Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born Dec. 30, 1935 in Granite City, IL to the late Enda (Mixon) Wheeler and Oren Lindsey.

She and Ira Birdsong were married Dec. 31, 1951 and he preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1981.

After her children were grown, Wilma worked as a Sous Chef at Lodge of the Four Seasons for many years.
She had been very active in her church.

Survivors include 2 sons: John (Cheryl) Birdsong of Granite City and James (Kathy) Birdsong of Mt. Vernon,
IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters; and a sister-in-law.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers.
No services are scheduled.
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Alice E. Oxford-Shafer, 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Thurs. Mar. 9, 2017 at her home
surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Eminence, MO to the late Allen & Alice (Barnes) Akers.

She married Charles Oxford Aug. 15, 1943 in Van Buren, AR.  After his passing, she married Ed Shafer, Nov. 30,
1997 in Las Vegas, NV.  He too preceded her in death.

Alice worked in the Blood Bank at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Granite City for 35 years.  She was a
member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City and had been active in Girl & Boy Scouts in the past.  She had
also served as a Sunday School teacher for many years at 1st Baptist Church in Granite City.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Judi (Terry) Kofahl of Maryville, IL and Rhonda (Dan) McDowell of Granite
City; a son: Gary (Angela) Oxford Sr. of Festus, MO; 3 step-sons: Ronald (Susan) Shafer of Granite City, Fred
Shafer and Sam (Tammy) Shafer of Caseyville, IL and their families; 5 grandchildren: Terri Re’ Froehlich, Dani
(Kevin) Bray, Gary Oxford Jr., Allyson McDowell and Seth McDowell; and 4 great-grandchildren: Max, Al, Henry
and Ada.

Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Anvil and Walter Akers and 3
sisters, Leone Kaiser, Shannon Croney and Mary Lou Johnson.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Mon. Mar. 13, 2017 at
Unity Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave., Granite City with Mark Powell officiating.
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Bradley “Brad” Kent Bowker, 64, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 at his home in
Panama City, FL while under hospice care.

He was born Jan. 14, 1953 in Carlinville, IL to the late Lloyd & Janie (Johnson) Bowker.

On July 4, 1988, he and Carol Jean (Mayes) Bowker were married in Jefferson Barracks Park, MO. She survives in Panama City, FL.

Brad was the owner and operator of Brad’s Flowers & Gifts and Brighton Floral from 1987 until retiring in 2013. He and Carol then relocated to
Panama City to be closer to family and he then worked for Wal-Mart from 2014 until illness forced him to retire in 2017.  Brad was a loyal member of
the Granite City Moose, Wood River Masonic Lodge and a loyal lifetime member of the Wood River Moose and a Charter Member of the Branson, MO
Moose and had attained the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons: Bryan Kristopher (Katie) Bowker of Clarksville, TN and Robert (Elizabeth) Henderson of Panama City,
FL; 12 grandchildren, as well as a special niece and nephew who were like grandchildren, Leigha & Cole Callison; and 2 brothers: Dave (Faye)
Bowker of Medora, IL and Gary (Jill) Bowker of Brighton, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Torrie Nicole Henderson.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of Moose services and funeral services at 6:00 p.m. Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory
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Marvin D. Voyles, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born April 11, 1932 in Gillespie, Illinois, the son of the late Roy and Hazel (Skeldon) Voyles.

He married Ellen J. (Chapman) Voyles on January 6, 1978 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1990 from Union Electric after over 30 years of dedicated service as a certified welder.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, International Union of Operating Engineers Local #148 in St. Louis, Granite City
Elks Lodge #1063 and the AMVETS Post #204.

Marvin loved his days golfing with friends, spending time with family and especially his grandchildren, working in his yard, spending time at the
condo in Florida and bragging about his faithful furry friend, Rusty.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, Kenny Voyles of Alton, Lezlie Lilley of Wildwood, Missouri, Cindy Farrell of Corpus
Christi, Texas, Tim (Lisa) Voyles of Granite City, Mark (Erika) Brokaw of Granite City and Michael Fredette of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Adam
(Emily Lake) Jenkins, Emily (Doug Costello) Jenkins, Matthew and Ryan Brokaw, Grace, Claire and Chloe Voyles, Nicholas, Thad and Katie Lilley,
Andrew Voyles, Kady (Amanda) Ellefsen, Steven Ellefsen and Abby and Jerod Farrell; a sister, Doris Stamer of Lewisville, Texas; nephews; Keith
(Jan) Stamer, Dale (Tena) Stamer and Scott (Velinda) Stamer; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend
Michael Walther officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Unity Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Timothy Earl Dagon, 42, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Sun. Mar. 5, 2017 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO from injuries sustained in a workplace accident.

He was born Oct. 22, 1974 in Granite City, IL to Sylvia (Turner) Dagon of Granite City and the late George William “Billy” Dagon.

Tim worked at U.S. Steel in Granite City for 20 years and was an avid motorcyclist.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Tyler Dagon; a daughter, Shelby Rippy; a grandchild, Ace; a sister, Lisa (Kevin) Miller; nieces: Sasha
& Raquel; a grandmother, Anna Turner all of Granite City; and his former wife, Heather Dagon.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 8:00 p.m. Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family for Tyler’s education.
Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Michael “Wino” Patrick Ryan, 51, of Granite City died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center.

He was born on December 14, 1965 in St. Louis, MO to Melvin J. and Lillian nee: Hickey Ryan.

Michael enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and friends, NASCAR and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals
fan.

Besides his father, Michael is survived by a son, Christopher (Amber) Ryan of Granite City; 3 grandchildren:
Erica, Timothy and Christopher Ryan; 4 brothers:  Ace of Chicago, IL, Jerry Ryan of Granite City, John Ryan of
Granite City and David (Juanita) Ryan of Granite City; 2 nephews:  David Ryan, Jr and Johnathan Ryan and 2
nieces, Heather Thompson, and Brittany Lievens.  Michael will be greatly missed by his best friend, Richard
Lupardus of Granite
City.

Michael is preceded in death by his mother; brother, Billy Ryan and a sister, Barbara Ryan.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. The funeral service
will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Jeffrey “Keith” Smiddy, 57, of Granite City died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home.

He was born on August 13, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Philbert Smiddy and Marilyn nee: Severs Stone.

Keith married Sandra Lathrop in Granite City, IL on March 16, 2002.

The avid football fan worked for Olin Brass for over 30 years. He coached little league football and Coolidge
Middle School football, was a member of the Edwardsville Gun Club and was a member of Moose Lodge 272 in
Granite City.

Besides his wife and father, Keith is survived by a son, Ehrich (Mackenzie) Smiddy of Granite City; a daughter,
Karree Smiddy and fiancé, Jason Hughes of
Granite City; step-father, Lon Stone of Alhambra, IL;  2 step-daughters: Michelle Herberts
and Amanda Clement and a grandson, Thor Smiddy. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Mark (Janet) Smiddy of Granite City and Greg (Debbie) Smiddy of
Scottsville, KY; a sister, Shelly (Jerry) Halbrook of Granite City and his best friend, Mark Wilson and wife Lori.

Keith was preceded in death by his mother and niece, Kimura Halbrook.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City.
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Anita Louise Whitt, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from a broken heart,
after her loving husband and best friend, Elmer passed away on January 8, 2017. Anita was born on August
21, 1937, in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel Catherine (Keigan) Thompson.

On April 4, 1959, Anita married Elmer Wayne Whitt, the love of her life at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite
City, IL. She had worked in the office at the Chevrolet dealership in Granite City, IL for many years. Anita was
an excellent cook and she enjoyed crocheting, gardening and canning. Her greatest joy was taking care of her
family. After Elmer's retirement, Anita and Elmer moved to Trenton, MO, Elmer's hometown. After many years in
Trenton, MO, they moved back to Granite City, IL to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Anita will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bradley "Scott" Ryan;
sister, Mary Sedlock, brothers, Tommy and Robert Thompson and one nephew, Tracy Wynne.

She is survived by her loving children, Sheila Ryan and Kevin (Cindy) Whitt both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kristen Ryan, Taylor (Joey
Wasser) Ryan and Jennifer Mell; proud great-grandmother to one great-grandson; special niece, Dawn (Adam Briggs) McCormick; special great-
niece, Bailey McCormick; beloved puppy, Daisey; dear nieces, nephews; extended family and many special friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Arlington Golf Course, 200
Arlington Drive, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society.
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David Allen Powderly, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on March 2, 2017 at Select Healthcare in St.
Charles, MO.

David was born on September 19, 1944 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John Richard Powderly and Joyce Eleanor (Ridenour) Powderly

David was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. On July 31, 1969, David married Helen (Myers) Douglas the love of his
life, in St. Louis, MO. He had retired from Cassens Transport in St. Louis, MO as a truck driver after many years of dedicated service. David enjoying
going to gun shows and in his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. David loved life, he
loved to laugh, but most of all his loved his family. David will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Neva Wittig.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Helen Powderly of Granite City, IL; loving children, Charles Douglas of Glen Carbon, IL, Jeanne (Tom) Butkovich of
Lake of the Ozarks, MO and Bart (Patricia) Douglas of Greenville, IL; proud grandfather to David Butkovich, T.J. Butkovich, Sasha Rhea, Sean
Douglas, Cera Douglas and Victoria Douglas; proud great-grandfather to Ethaniel Emery, Rosalie Douglas, Warner Rhea, Annalee Rhea and Charlie
Butkovich; dear brother, Dean Powderly; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Dorothy Eileen Lakin Castleman, 90, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 at Overland
Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Overland Park, KS.

She was born Apr. 11, 1926 in Granite City, IL to the late Lazarus & Esther (Lehnoff) Raub.

Dorothy had been a teacher in the Granite City School District for 20 years.  She had been a traveling
evangelist, starting in Nashville, IL at the age of 16 and traveled halfway around the world for 20 years,
including to Greece and Egypt.  She also served as a Chaplain for the Anchorage Home Bible Study, Salvation
Army Women’s Ministry and the Madison County Assoc. of the Blind.  She attended and participated at many
churches and was known for her Bible memorization abilities and being able to quote whole chapters of the
bible, not just verses.

Survivors include a daughter: Denise Tinsley of Granite City; son: Dennis Alan Lakin of Kansas City, MO; 3
grandchildren: Staci Schaefer, Kyle Lake and Leslie Bell; 2 great-grandchildren: Caleb & Conner Schaefer;
and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 spouses: Ira Lakin and John L. Castleman; a sister:
Doris Stark; and 3 brothers: William, David & James Martin Raub.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral
Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be
found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Richard D. Knightston, 48, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center.

He was born October 28, 1968 in Granite City.

He was employed with Waste Management with over 20 years of dedicated service as a heavy equiptment
operator.

He loved his days of fishing, hunting, taking walks, riding his bike and listening to music. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Mary (Castillo) Hayden and stepfather, Frank Hayden of Pontoon Beach; his
cherished fiancé, Martha M. White of Granite City; three sons, Richard Castillo of Phoenix, Arizona, Richard
Allen Knightston of Pontoon Beach and Eric Knightston of Pontoon Beach; three grandchildren, Julian
Castillo, Layne Knightston and Luna Knightston; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Odilone and Mary Castillo and Mary Hayden.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, March
5, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017
with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robert Anthony "Bobby" Galvan Jr., 30, of Collinville, Illinois passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Saturday, February
25, 2017 in Pontoon Beach.

He was born September 14, 1986 in Granite City, a son of Robert and Sherry (Moss) Galvan.

Bobby was devoted to caring for others as a registered nurse and was employed at Liberty Village in Maryville.
He had attended St. Boniface Grade School and was a graduate of Metro East Lutheran High School. He later
received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his RNBSN from S.I.U.E.

Bobby was extremely talented with music and could play many instruments throughout his life. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Nikki (Barr) and and Eric
Reeves of Chesterfield, Missouri; a niece, Madeline Reeves; a nephew, Spencer Reeves; other extended
family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ignacio, Josefa and Lilly Galvan and Clara and John Moss.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 12:00 noon until time of
funeral service at 3:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Florence Ann Reznack, 76 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home.

Florence was born on October 15, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, MO; a daughter of the late Benjamin M. and
Apollonia C. "Polly" (Duenne) Strack. Florence was a lifetime mother who dedicated her life to raising her
children. Her greatest joy was seeing her children grow into adults and be good, genuine people. She was a
member of Holy Family Catholic Church and enjoyed doing for others. Florence will be remembered for her
dedication to her family and all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Louis "Steve" and (Julie) Reznack Jr. of Hales Corner, WI,
Vance Reznack of Granite City, IL, Philip and (Renee) Reznack of Magnolia, TX, David and (Rachelle) Reznack
of Lees Summit, MO; her daughters, Michelle and (Peter) Fitzgerald of Edwardsville, IL, Catherine and (Ron)
Motil of Maryville, IL, Monica and (Mark) Combs of Edwardsville, IL, Amy Rose Reznack of Granite City, IL,
Jennifer and (Brian) Jones of Granite City, IL; 20 grandchildren; brothers, Jim and (Mickey) Strack of Vandalia,
IL, Robert and (Kathy) Strack of Donaldson, IL; sisters, Rose and (Don) Partney of Edwardsville, IL, Jane and
(Dean) Talley of St. Louis, MO; sister-in-law, Hedy Barth of Granite City, IL; brother-in-law, Andrew Reznack of
Whittier, CA.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband; Louis S. Reznack Sr., whom she
married on November 14, 1959; her son, Paul Reznack and her granddaughter Catherine Jones.

In celebration of Florence's life, a mass celebration will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Memorials are
suggested to the Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Center, 2019 Johnson Road, Granite City, IL 62040 or Interwoven
Souls Coalition, 8805 Wendell Creek Dr., St. Jacob, IL 62281.
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Sarah M. Pope, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 4, 1938 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Vance Guy and Lily (Fischer) Morgan.

She married Thomas E. Pope on January 27, 1973 at St. Peter Evangelical Church in Granite City and he
survives.

She retired from the Madison School District after 27 years of dedicated service as a teacher.

She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Church where she was a member of Church Women United. She
was also a member of the Teachers Union and active with Senior Circle. She loved her days of traveling, taking
cruises and seeing the world. She enjoyed making floral arrangements, had a special love for animals and was
always there to help others. 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, Susan and husband, Joel Joseph Jr. of
Lucas, Texas; four sons, Chester "Bob" Kelly of Granite City, Steven J. and wife, Rene`e Bosworth of Granite
City, John Pope and fiancé, Kelli Arment of Granite City and William Pope of Granite City; seventeen
grandchildren, Douglas, Robert, Timothy, James, Laura, Jennifer, Joel, Sarah, Phillip, Tabitha, Amanda,
Heather, Stephany, Michelle, Caleb, Bryce and Rachel; many great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Morgan
of Pontoon Beach; several niece; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel and a brother, Vance Morgan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Thomas Nadelin officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Doris Jean Kudelka, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home at 3:06 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 23, 2017 at her
home surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 22, 1939 in Venice, IL to the late John & Helen (Meeks) Tindall.

On June 4, 1955, she and Robert Paul Kudelka were married in St. Louis, MO. He survives in Granite City.

Doris had worked for the Granite City Schools cafeteria for over 20 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of almost 62 years, she is survived by 3 daughters: Debra (Gary) Rich of Granite City, Paula (Allen) Newberry of Marine, IL
and Barbara (Jess) McKelly of Granite City; 7 grandchildren: Monica, Marvin Jr., Rachel, Amy, James, Amanda & Chris; 12 great-grandchildren:
Brittany, Simon, Cheyenne, Andrew, Emily, Robert Wesley, Austun, Gabrielle, BreAnna, Zoe, Kevin Jr., & Ian; and 2 great-great-grandchildren: Zakary
& Emily.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Virginia Tooley and Lorraine Dorste; and 2 brothers: Roy, Virgil & Robert Tindall.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. Feb. 27, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tues.
Feb. 28,2 017 with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Bob G. Black, 85, of Granite City, passed away at 2:50 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Granite City
Nursing and Rehab in Granite City, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 25, 1931 in Dexter, MO.

Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked between Michigan and Illinois as an
ironworker. Bob was a kind and generous man, who loved his family, convertibles, poker, and he ever let a
stray go hungry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert William and Gracie E. (nee: Trusty) Black, two brothers,
William and Marteen, seven sisters, Evelyn, Betty, Theone, Geneva, Marge, Jewel and Fay.

He is survived by two daughters, Cathy (nee: Black) Ryan of Granite City, and Paula (nee: Black) Graves of
Houston, TX (formerly of Granite City), three grandchildren, Rachael Tolliver, Jonathan and Grayson Graves all
of Houston, TX. Extended family, daughter and husband, Barbara and Bruce (nee: Wilkinson) Brewer of
Panama City, FL (formerly of Granite City), grandchildren, Bobbi and husband Dave Ward, Mallory Kingsley
and Jake Hughes all of
Wood River (formerly of Granite City), great grandchildren, Austin, Jordan, Maycie Ward and Westin (Kingsley) Lane,
former wife, Lorraine Wilkinson of Panama City, FL (formerly of Granite City) who remained a very dear and close friend, and many others who will
remember him affectionately as Grandpa Bob, Uncle Bob and dear friend.

You will be deeply missed Boppo!

The family will have a graveside service at 12:30 p.m., on February 24, 2017 at Alton National Cemetery, Alton, IL.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online guestbook and obituary at www.wojstrom.com
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Franklin “Frankie” E. Nolen, 55, of Granite City died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born on September 13, 1961 in Granite City, IL.

Frankie married Debbie Borkowski in 1994. They had been together for 37 years.

The loving husband and father enjoyed auctions, racing, junking and western television shows. He was an
avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed wrestling.  Frankie volunteered his time at St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church.

Besides his wife, Frankie is survived by 2 sons: Jeremy (Julie) Nolen of Granite City and Josh (Jessica) Nolen
of Granite City; 6 grandchildren:  Andrew, Hailey, Joshua Jr, Jordan, Avery and Lucas.  Also surviving are 2
brothers:  Carl “Butch” (Laura) Hozian of Granite City and Norman (Harmony) Fulkerson of Mattoon, IL and 5
sisters:  Alexis Brown of Granite City, Connie (Bill) Mize of Bangor, MI, Louetta Fulkerson of Granite City,
Glenda Erickson of Granite City and Beverly (Fount) Inman of Ironton, MO.  Frankie leaves behind many
nieces, nephews, special friends and other loved ones.

Frankie is preceded in death by his grandparents: Alfred and Verna Nolen, who raised him; mother, Francis
Brawner;  a brother, James Alfred Nolen; mother in law, Mary Esther Borkowski and Frankie and Ray
Rodriquez, whom Frankie thought of as a mother and father in law.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral
Home in Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Ida D. Delgado, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home. Ida was b
born on November 5, 1942 in St. Louis, MO.

In 2002, Ida married Alfred "Al" Delgado, the love of her life in Arkansas. She had retired from Bank of America in St. Louis, MO as an insurance
underwriter. Ida enjoyed telling stories and playing volleyball. She was also an excellent seamstress; she even made most of her own clothing. Ida
loved life, she loved to laugh, but most off all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ida is survived by her devoted husband, Al Delgado of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Michael (Viviane) Delgado of South County, MO and Chad Delgado
of St. Louis, MO; proud grandmother to Victor Delgado, Taylor Little, Andre Delgado and Lorenzo Delgado; three sisters-in-law, Rita Delgado of Troy,
MO, Linda (Alex Concha) Delgado of San Diego, CA and Mary Bowlware of Kirkwood, MO; two brothers-in-law, Emilio Campos of Granite City, IL and
Richard (Dorothy) Delgado of Godfrey, IL; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St.
Louis, MO at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. 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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Sonja Lee Keough, 77 of Granite City passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Sonja was born on December 26, 1939 in St. Louis, MO; a daughter of the late Frank and Nettie (Pullium)
Yarrow. Sonja was a sales associate for Kmart, Pizza Hut and Venture Stores. Sonja loved all animals,
especially her cat Cozmo. She 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; Chris and (JoAnne) Keough of St. Peters, MO, Donna
Walker of Alton, IL, Kathy Keough of Granite City, IL, Mark and (Bella) Keough of Richmond Heights, MO, David
Keough of Granite City; her grandchildren, Jason and (Shelby) Myatt, Erin and (Nick) Irby, Alex Keough,
Markus Keough, Cody Keough, Pearl Keough, Max Keough, Mackenzie Hodge; her great-grandchildren, Billy
Keough, Lexi Keough, McKenna Myatt, Delaney Myatt, Reagan Myatt and many other special extended family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sonja was preceded in death by her husband; Kenneth Edward Keough and her
grandson, Mark Keough; son-in-law, Mike Walker.

Friends may call Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of Sonja's life, service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the
funeral home with Pastor Ritch Goldizen officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in
Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A. or the St. Louis Zoo.
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Rosalie Jean (Krekovich) Zevallos, 80, of North Palm Beach, Florida passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Monday,
February 20, 2017 at Hospice of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida.

She was born October 26, 1936 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Novich)
Krekovich.

She grew up in Madison and lived many years in Edwardsville prior to moving to Palm Beach in 1982.

She enjoyed helping others as a realtor during her years in Florida. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and the love she had for her
nieces and nephews. She enjoyed her days of playing golf and her love of music and dancing.

She is survived by her companion of 10 years, William "Bill" Doscher of Palm Beach; her nieces and nephews and their spouses, Kathy Viviano of
Naples, Florida, William "Billy" Niesciur of Edwardsville, John and Diane Krekovich of Edwardsville, Danny Krekovich of St. Louis, Kristy Krekovich
and Tom Freeman of Cottleville, Missouri, Matt and Rhonda Krekovich of Granite City and Thomas and Stacy Niesciur of Edwardsville; many great
nieces; great nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Loretta Krekovich and a sister and brother-
in-law, Mary and William Niesciur.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral
mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street, Madison, IL 62060.
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Bobby James Cathey, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Bobby was born on June 17, 1929 in Bear Spring, TN, a son of the late John Cathey and Dora Frances (Boring)
Cathey.

Bobby was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On September
24, 1955, Bobby married Dorothy "Dot" Taylor, the love of his life. He had retired from Granite City Steel in 1992
having worked in the cold strip and hot strip departments. He was a faithful member of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. Bobby loved antique cars, especially Volkswagens. He was an
outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Los
Angeles Dodgers baseball fan. Bobby loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-one years, Dorothy Cathey of Granite City, IL; loving son, Phillip Cathey of Grand Prairie, TX; granddaughter,
Debbie Sidebottom of Russellville, MO; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Rev. Lisa Guilliams officiating.
Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Height, IL, with full military honors conducted by the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or to Metro East Humane 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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Carol Jean Grove, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home, with
her loving family by her side.

Carol was born on January 5, 1938 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late John Harmsen and Lena
(Macavich) Harmsen.

On April 25, 1959, Carol married George Grove, the love of her life at St. Peter United Church of Christ in
Granite City, IL. Carol had worked at Famous Barr; she had also worked in the office at Grove Plumbing, the
family business. She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ and had sung in
the church choir. Carol was
an excellent cook and she enjoyed shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her
contagious smile and for the love given to her family and friends. Carol will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Carol is survived by her devoted husband, George Grove Sr. of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Tim (Jane) Grove of Waterloo, IL and George Grove Jr. of
St. Louis, MO; grandson, Daniel James Grove; step-grandson, Austin Coates; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017, with Rev. Kathleen Wilder officiating. Interment will
be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor's choice and donations may be given at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Brenda G. Hogue, 69 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

Brenda was born on January 13, 1948 in Granite City; a daughter of the late James and Shirley (Robertson) Harshaw. Brenda was a homemaker who
had a kind and generous soul. She was a good Christian woman who loved the lord with all her heart and would help all those in need.

Brenda is survived by and will be missed by her husband; William "Charles" Hogue, whom she married on May 16, 1986; her children, Dawn and
(Rodolfo "Rudy") Fuentes of Hinesville, GA, David Hogue of Granite City; her grandchildren, Joseph N. and (Miriam) Fuentes Bone of Fort Irwin, CA,
Marina and (Trevor) Aguilar of Mesquite, TX; great-grandchild, Devannie Fuentes of Fort Irwin, CA; and a loving aunt, cousin and friend to many.

In celebration of her life, friends may call on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Marek
Bozek officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to Juliette's House, 1075 SW Cedar Wood Ave.,
McMinnville, OR 97128.
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Patrick Kevin Weirich, 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born November 3, 1950 in Alton, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Laverne (Karns) Weirich. He
worked in maintenance with Kraft Foods for several years and had also served as a courier with Lanter
Courier Services and had served as the Circulation Manager with the Granite City Press Record. The United
States veteran proudly served his country as a Sergeant with the Air Force and had served 348 days in Korea.
He had received the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal and two Good Conduct Medals. He was a true St. Louis sports fan, loved spending time
outdoors and spending time with those he loved and cared for.

He is survived by three brothers, William Weirich of Jerseyville, Robert Weirich of Alton and Ralph Weirich of
Massachussetts; special family friends, Megan Barbour of Collinsville and Jenna Schnauber of Granite City;
many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a sister, Nancy Hudanick and his best friend, Joseph Miller III.
In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. Military honors will be rendered.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.
irwinchapel.com
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Earl Ingram, Jr, 59, of Granite City died on Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home.

He was born on July 12, 1957 in Granite City, IL to the late Merlin Earl Ingram, Sr and Barbara Ann nee: Barr
Ingram.

Earl married Betsy Miller on October 16, 1989 in Marion, IL.

The loving husband and father enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing in his garage and being a mechanic. He
was an owner/operator of his own over the road truck for 12 years.

Besides his wife and mother, Earl is survived by a son, Dakota Ingram of Granite City; 2 bothers: Rick Ingram
and Randy Ingram, both of Granite City and
3 sisters: Lesa (Steve) Nolan of Granite City, Connie Pritchard of Edwardsville, IL and
Carol (Wes) Doniff of Edwardsville, IL. Also surviving is Walter Harris, Sr, whom was like a son to Earl, a dear friend, Marvin Emery of Marion, IL and
several nieces, nephews and cousins, many dear and close friends and other extended family members.

Besides his father, Earl is preceded in death a brother, Ronald Ingram.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Judith “Judy” Christine Riskovsky-Keifer, 53, of Granite City, IL passed away at 4:28 a.m., Thursday, February
16, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born April 21, 1963 in Granite City, IL to James Riskovsky Sr. and Vickie (nee: Gross) Wallace and the late Guy Wallace.

Judy had worked previously at General Motors in Wentzville, MO and had done community work at the Salvation Army in St. Louis and other
locations. Judy’s children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and she enjoyed spending quality time with them. Judy enjoyed her many trips to
thrift shops and dining out with family and friends. She was a people person and enjoyed making others laugh. She could make a friend anywhere.

She is survived by both parents, mother, Vickie (nee: Gross) Wallace of Granite City, IL, father, James Riskovsky Sr., daughter, Crystal (Omar)
Abdullah of Freeburg, IL, son, Joshua Glaus of Freeburg, IL, five grandchildren, Jaila Moore, Joseph Moore IV, Joy Moore, Immanuel Hampton and
Finley Blanche Glaus, step-daughter, Miranda Richardson of New Athens, IL, 4 brothers, James (Sue) Riskovsky Jr. of O’Fallon, MO, Ronnie Wallace
of Granite City, IL, Kristopher Riskovsky of Madison, IL and Martin Pulley of Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Owen Roberson.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Christine Ann Richardson, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14,
2017 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City.

She was born November 30, 1931 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Chris and Ann (Bulva) Christoff.

She married Robert E. Richardson Sr. in June 1950 in Piggott, Arkansas and he passed away on November 13,
2006.

She enjoyed her days of fishing, needlepoint work and playing cards 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, Robert E. Richardson Jr. of Granite City and Daniel W. and
Vicki Richardson of St. Jacob; four grandchildren, Carrie and Justin Shrum of Granite City, Emily Simpson of
Granite City, Holly Werner of Edwardsville, IL and Alyse Richardson of St. Jacob; four great grandchildren, Lily
Shrum, Allie Richardson, Cali Shrum and Cole Simpson; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill Bulva and Lester
and Mae Bulva; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Judy
Richardson and a brother, Charles Bulva.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City
on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Chaplain Thomas Nadelin officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Edward L. Armer, 59 of Granite City passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Edward was born on April 8, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL; a son of the late R.D. and Barbara (Kean) Armer.

He is survived by and will be missed by his sisters; Carol and (Doug) Ashcroft of Granite City, Trena and (Rob)
Elders of Granite City, Patricia and (Jim) Sellers of Edwardsville, Rosie and (Bob) Mull of Granite City; his
brother, Robert Armer of Granite City.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Armer.

In celebration of Edward's life, graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Park Cemetery in
Fairview Heights, IL with Pastor Ralph Schultz officiating.
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Carolyn Ann Franko, 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Mon. Feb. 13, 2017 at St. Clare’s in Alton,
IL.

She was born June 10, 1925 in St. Louis, MO to the late Frank & Maimi (Khuman) Pelikan Sr.

On Oct. 14, 1943 she and Robert “Bob” Franko were married in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2017.

Carolyn was a self-employed well-known local baker and was known as the “Cake Lady”. She loved to travel and camp and especially loved
hummingbirds and butterflies.

Survivors include a daughter: Rosa Lee Franko Saunders of Slidell, LA; a son and daughter-in-law: Kevin L. & Teresa Franko of Granite City; a
granddaughter: Nichole (Blair) Easton of Slidell, LA; a great-grandson: Aidyn Easton of Slidell, LA; a very special friend: Kelly Laswell of Granite City;
and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Robert “Bobby” Franko; a brother: Frank Pelikan; and a sister: Betty McNeil.

Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 16, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with military
honors. Pastor Charles West will officiate.  Private burial for both will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Granite City APA.
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Robert “Bob” Louis Franko, 94, of Granite City, IL passed away at 5:45 p.m. Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph & Mary (Levick) Franko.

On Oct. 14, 1943 he and Carolyn Ann Pelikan were married in St. Louis. She survives.

Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a right waist gunner on the B-17 “Paper Doll”. He was shot down March 23, 1944 and was held
as a POW in Germany for 18 months and was awarded a purple heart.  He was a lifelong mechanic, owning and operating Franko’s Small Engine.  He
had served as President of the Kiwanis as well as the IL Fireman’s Association as well as being a founder and firefighter with the Mitchell Fire
Department.  He was active in his community and was also one of the founding members of the Mitchell Water Company.  Together he and his wife
loved to camp and travel.

Survivors include a daughter: Rosa Lee Franko Saunders of Slidell, LA; a son and daughter-in-law: Kevin L. & Teresa Franko of Granite City; a
granddaughter: Nichole (Blair) Easton of Slidell, LA; a great-grandson: Aidyn Easton of Slidell, LA; a sister: Eleanor Vaught of Dorchester, IL; a brother:
Edward Franko of South Roxana, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Robert “Bobby” Franko; a sister: Agnes Cantner; and 2 brothers: Joseph and James Franko.

Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 16, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with military
honors. Pastor Charles West will officiate.  Private burial for both will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mitchell Fire Department.
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Maxine N. Smith, 89, passed away Friday February 10, 2017 at her home in Granite City, IL with her family by
her side.

She was born November 10, 1927 in Lawrenceville County, IL to James Maynard and Rosa Alma (nee: Ernast)
Martin. She and Charles O. Smith were married in St. Louis, MO in 1946; he preceded her in death January 25,
2009.

Maxine retired in 1989, after 44 years of service from Killark Electric where she was a supervisor.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie L. Mack of Granite City, a granddaughter, Casey (Ricky) Voss of Granite
City, 2 great-grandchildren, Katherine M. & Jacob A. Bazzell of Everett, WA and a sister, Virginia Mabus, St.
Louis, MO.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronald Mack, brother, James Martin and two sisters, Juanita Wilson
and Maryellen Wright
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Matthew Scott Widel-Keller, 31, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:03 p.m. Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born July 14, 1985 in Granite City to the late Joyce (Hawkins) Keller and Charles G. Widel.
Matt loved to be with his family and friends and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include 4 children: Arianna, Aiden, Kaiden and Kylen Widel; a brother: Jason Keller of Granite City; an uncle: Talmadge Hawkins of Granite
City; an aunt: Daphne Chandler of Granite City; and his step-mother: Nancy Marcum of Granite City.

Memorial services are pending.
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Kenton Erle Reynolds, 77 of Granite City, formerly of Madison, IL passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017
at his home surrounded by his family.

Erle was born on January 14, 1940 in Orleans, NE; a son of the late George and Grace (Rains) Reynolds. Erle
was in the maintenance department at Spectrolite Consortium for over 35 years, retiring in 2001. Erle proudly
served his country in the United States Army and in his free time, Erle enjoyed woodworking, tending to his
garden, fishing and tinkering with his vintage tractor. Erle will be remembered for his kind heart and all the
special times he shared with his family and friends.

Erle is survived by and will be missed by his children; Barry and (Elaine) Reynolds of Ft. Mitchell, AL, Andrew
and (Jennifer) Reynolds of Madison, IL,
Grace and (Lee) Moore of Bunker Hill, IL, Carla and (Vince) Heuer of Granite City, IL; his
grandchildren, Craig Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Alicia Reynolds, Anna Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, Andrew Ford, Eliza and (Joe) Corbin, Emily and
(Coty) Weil, Jade Heuer.

In addition to his parents, Erle was preceded in death by his wife; Wanda June (Thompson) Reynolds, whom he married on May 20, 1961; his
grandchildren, Elizabeth Reynolds, Allison Reynolds; his sister, Myrna Beth Lenneman.

In celebration of Erle's life, friends may call on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are
suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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Walter F. Aerne, 86, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 4:26 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

He was born April 22, 1930 in Granite City, Illinois.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday February
16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Christopher Chambers officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John Community Care in Collinsville or to VITAS Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mildred Marie Aldridge, 75, of Granite City, IL passed away at 3:10 p.m. Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 at Christian Hospital
Northeast in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Aug. 14, 1941 in Charleston, MO to the late James Patrick & Daisy (Bone) Dean.

She married Frank Edward Aldridge Sr. on June 14, 1958 in Granite City. He survives in Granite City.

Mrs. Aldridge had been a local cosmetologist for many years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church..

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons: David (Sabin) Aldridge and Frank (Tina) Aldridge Jr; 2
grandchildren: James and Joseph Aldridge; a sister Daisy Welch, all of Granite City; and 2 brothers: Donnie
Dean of Marine, IL and Charlie Dean of Painesville, OH.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Alice Schrader and Helen Smith; and 3 brothers:
Herbert Dean, Marshall Dean and James W. Dean.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Sam Manoogian, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Rosewood Care
Center, Edwardsville, IL. Sam was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada, a son of the late Roxie (Manoogian)
Pashalian.

Sam was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a flight
medic. In 1955, Sam married Beverley Moshoian in Canada. He was a member of St. Gregory Armenian Church
in Granite City, IL. Sam had retired from the Department of Agriculture as a computer specialist after many
years of dedicated service. Prior to the Department of Agriculture, Sam had worked for Union Starch. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Sam 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, Sam was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Brenda Manoogian.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Beverley Manoogian of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Tom Manoogian of
Ringgold, Georgia and John Manoogian of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Dorothy Avedisian and Marian (Larry)
Wright both of Granite City, IL; brothers-in-law, Ronald Moshoian and Douglas (Gail) Moshoian both of
Canada; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.
Interment will follow the service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mayer and everyone at DaVita Dialysis for the care, kindness and love they
gave to Sam for six years and to Lisa, Julia, Dawn and others at Rosewood Care Center and Chris from
hospice. Also, a special thank you to Lynda Stratton and Bobby Galvan.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Gregory Armenian Church or to Disabled American Veterans and donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.
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Mary Jane Moutria, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Sterns Nursing
and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Mary was born on April 10, 1937 in Murphysboro, IL, a daughter of the late David and Frances (Mileur) Owen.

Mary was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She was a member of the Holy Family Ladies Club and the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. Mary also worked bingo every Friday at Holy Family. She was a proud homemaker who loved
taking care of her family. Mary loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Mary will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved
her.

She is survived by her devoted husband, John Henry Moutria of Granite City, IL; loving children, John David (Mary Jo) Moutria of Granite City, IL, Daniel
Joseph Moutria of Harrisburg, IL and Douglas Matthew (Melina) Moutria of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Julie Rae Moutria and Emmarie
Grace Moutria both of Granite City, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite city, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL.
Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or Vitas Hospice and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Leonard T. Adams III, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 7:06 a.m. Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born Nov. 18, 1968 in Granite City to Beverly (Shemonia) Adams and the late Leonard Adams Jr.

Lenny loved to cook and was a chef at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson, MO as well as cooking for all
family functions. He had been a member of Calvary Church in O’Fallon, IL.  Lenny enjoyed golfing and
watching sports.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter: Isabelle Adams; and 2 sisters: Angela M. (Daniel R.)
Thompson and Katherine Adams, all of Granite City; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 10,2 017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home
& Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Joyce Jean Bailey, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at
Willowcreek Rehab and Nursing in Belleville.

She was born June 18, 1931 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Simeon and Ann (Sherman) Blada.

She married Noel Oren Bailey on November 1, 1947 in St. Louis and he survives.

She retired from C.P.I. Corporation in St. Louis after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed her days of embroidery and will be remembered
for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 69 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bobi Bailey of Alliance, Nebraska; a
daughter-in-law, Martha Bailey of Granite City; four grandchildren, John Bailey, Barb Hustedt, Dodi Megli and Holly Bailey; six great grandchildren,
Nathan Bailey, Beca Bailey, Austin Hustedt, Kayla Hustedt, Rett Megli and Reese Megli; a great-great granddaughter, Anna Bailey; a brother, Henry
Blada of California; two sisters, Florence Edwards of Decatur and Lillian Schwendeman of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Neil Bailey and Bruce Bailey; two brothers, Harold Blada and Francis Blada and
two sisters, Ethel DePries and Ruth Blada.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Thomas E. "Tom" DeVrieze, 68 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Tom was born on November 24, 1948 in Dodge Center, MN; a son of the late William and Florence (Overby)
DeVrieze Harr. Tom worked several years for the city of Granite City. He gave many years of his talent to
United Bag Company in St. Louis; worked as an EMT for the Granite City Fire Department, Ace Hardware,
Advance Auto Parts, C & E I Railroad and Granite City Steel. Tom proudly served his country in the United
States Army and was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #835. In his free time Tom loved to go to car
shows and show his own car. But most of all Tom loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Terry (Puhse) DeVrieze, whom he married on April 18, 1970;
his daughters, Dawn DeVrieze and fiance' Sean Lupardus of Glen Carbon, Kristie DeVrieze of Granite City; his
grandchildren, Christopher Ryan Ferris of Granite City, Erin Amber Ferris of Holiday Shores, Dalton Thomas
Ferris of Glen Carbon; nephew, Michael and (Tova) DeVrieze of Long Beach, CA; his cat, Chester; close family
friends, Tom Candler, George Arnold, John Lanning, Rick Dawes and many other extended family members
and close friends.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brothers; William, Robert and Dennis and his 2
twin infant sisters.

Friends may call on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of Tom's life, services will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at
the funeral home with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the charity of one's choice.
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Norma J. Buchheim, age 85, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Rosewood
Nursing Home, Edwardsville, IL.

Norma was born on September 10, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Milfred Robbers and Melba (Musick) Robbers.

Norma had worked for Central Baptist Children and Family Services as a case worker for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Norma 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, Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Buchheim and by one son, Bradley Buchheim.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cindy Buchheim of Maryville, IL; proud grandmother to Meagan (Austin) Martin of
Edwardsville, IL, Joseph Buchheim of Collinsville, IL and Jordan Buchheim of Maryville, IL; proud great-grandmother to Kyliee Buchheim, Jude Martin
and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, a private family graveside service will be held at Buck Road Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL. Interment will follow at the cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Revive Assembly of God Church, Collinsville, IL or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Patsy Jane Callahan, 83, of Granite City died on Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 27, 1933 in Flat River, MO to the late George and Jennie nee: Eads Hart.

Patsy retired from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Granite City after 27 years of service as a cancer registrar. She was a member of Word of Life
Tabernacle in Granite City. Patsy enjoyed reading and crocheting.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Audrey (Joseph) Kellerman of Addieville, IL, Sharon Morgan of Granite City, Carol (Doug) Light of Goodland, IN and
Cynthia Callahan-Dobrynski of Granite City, IL and a son, Randall (Linda) Morgan of Benld, IL. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Ericka Guithues,
James Guithues, Chris Morgan, Jaime Saputo, Amy Hart, Stephanie Willett, Joseph Willett and Dakota Tucker, 16 great grandchildren; a brother,
David Hart of Cape Girardeau, MO and a sister, Doris Radford of Farmington, MO and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Patsy is preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Ritter.

The family would like to express special thanks to Southern Illinois Hospice, Gateway Home Health, Dr. Perez and Dr. Blankenship.

Visitation will be from 4 pm until time of service at 6 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home in Granite City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice.
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Bryan "Keith" Sharp, 59, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born October 29, 1957 in Granite City, a son of Meriten and Peggy (Jameson) Sharp of Glen Carbon.

He married Jacqueline M. (Herbert) Noland Sharp on December 4, 1992 in Madison and she survives.

He worked for Garcia Trucking in Fairmont City with many years of dedicated service as a truck driver and was a proud member of the Teamsters
Local 50.

He had a special love for art and photography and enjoyed doodling with computers.

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

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a stepson, Leroy (Shelly) Noland of Florida; two stepdaughters, Wilma Noland of Glen Carbon and
Mary Noland of Glen Carbon; three grandchildren, Douglas, Danielle and Destiny; three great grandchildren, Zach, Everett and Kennedy; two sisters,
Sherry Sharp of Caseyville and Merida Wilkiewicz of Ft. Worth, Texas; a brother, Tyrone Jameson of Missouri; two aunts, Marie Holt of Granite City
and Donna Shelton of Madison; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Carl Noland and his grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Sharp and Grandma and Grandpa Jameson.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home
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Carolyn Kathryn Noe, age 76, of Troy, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 1,
2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Carolyn was born on July 9, 1940 in Elco, IL, a daughter of the late Andrew Sharp and Arlene (Cruse) Sharp.

On October 10, 1960, Carolyn married Kenneth Noe and Kenneth preceded her in death. Carolyn was a
member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL since 1982. Carolyn was very social and she never met a
stranger. She was an Elvis Presley fan, she loved listening to his songs, she also enjoyed needlepoint and
solving word search puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her friends, Betty,
Debbie, Ruth, Christine and Margaret at Support Systems in Troy, IL. Carolyn 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.

Carolyn is survived by her loving children, Andrew Noe, Samuel Noe, John VanNida, Cindy Norman, Louise
Noe and Beth Noe; dear sisters, Shirley (Frederick) Curtis and Doris (Bob) LaVelle; proud grandmother to five
grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Irwin Chapel,
Granite City, IL, with Daniel Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St.
Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor's choice and donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.

Carolyn's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Support Systems in Troy, IL for the
loving and tender care giving to Carolyn

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dwight Ames Brown, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at his home with
his loving family by his side.

Dwight was born on August 1, 1929 in Lebanon, IL, a son of the late Clarence and Viola (Bird) Brown.

Dwight was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. On February
3, 1951, Dwight married Marian A. Evans, the love of his life in St. Louis, MO and Marian passed away on
January 23, 2012. Dwight was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ. He had retired as a
teamster truck driver in 1991 after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. Dwight 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, Dwight was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Brown.

He is survived by his loving children, Steven (Beverly) Brown of St. Louis, MO and Susan Brown of Granite
City, IL; dear sister, Kathryn Patten of Madison, WI; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. John United
Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Interment
will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation or to St. John United Church of
Christ and donations will be accepted at the
church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Thomas S. Smith, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at
Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born September 27, 1924 in Stewart County, Tennessee, the son of the late Henry A. and Nancy (Clements) Smith.

He married Dorothy D. Shaw on March 8, 1947 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and she survives.

He retired in 1985 from Consolidated Aluminum after 32 years of dedicated service in maintenance.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and other medal and
recognitions.

Tom was a founding member and helped to construct Briarcliff Pentecostal Church in Granite City where he had also served as a trustee and board
member. He enjoyed his days of fishing, playing his guitar and attending family gatherings. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 70 years, he is survived by two daughters, Vicky Lynch of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sheila Smith of Granite
City; one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Sondi Smith of O'Fallon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Smith of Granite City; six grandchildren and
their spouses, Todd and Shawnette Smith, Kara and Troy Fisher, Mark Dowdy, Amy and Adam Floyd, Katelyn Smith and Airman Nicholas Smith; two
great grandchildren, Madison Dowdy and Mackenzie Fisher; a sister, Henrietta Bagwell of Clarksville, Tennessee; other extended family and many
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Smith; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Omie and Garland Farless, Maggie and
George Glasgow, Eliza and Robert Daniel, Vera and John Cox and Edith and Norman Wilkey.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Don Hill officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joan Stark, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Joan was born on March 22, 1944 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late John Cell and Eleanor (Rodenski)
Cell.

Joan attended Holy Family Catholic Church for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Joan 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, Joan was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Doyle and by one brother, John
Cell.

She is survived by her loving children, Elizabeth (Jason) Mays of Mitchell, IL, Maynard "Bud" Stark of Granite
City, IL and Angela (Jon) Arnett of Seattle, WA;
dear siblings, Eleanor Dillon of Granite City, IL and Tom (Tina) Cell of Granite City, IL;
proud grandmother to 3 ½ grandchildren, Adriana, Christian, Jonah and one on the way; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Deacon Mike Melton officiating.
Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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John D. Ortolan, 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home.

He was born June 6, 1949 in Granite City, a son of the late John Anthony Ortolan and the late Ruby (Jarbo)
Ames.

He had retired in 2012 from U.S. Steel after 42 years of service as a heavy equipment operator at Granite City
Steel.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country on two tours of the Vietnam War and was a
recipient of The Purple Heart medal and other
medals and recognitions.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post #307 and the Disabled American Veterans and was also a lifetime
member of the Granite City Moose Lodge.

John loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of hunting, camping and canoeing. He enjoyed large quantities of food and cherished his children and
grandchildren. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, April and Jimmy Seley of West Plains, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Kayla Ortolan
of Granite City; three grandchildren, Ryan Seley, Titus Seley and Aiden Ortolan; a great granddaughter, Gabriella; his former wife and lifelong friend,
Linda Ortolan Bourbon of Granite City; two sisters, Cathy Ortolan of Shiloh and Ruth Taylor of Shiloh; special friends, Leroy Taylor, Lance Hunt and
Dennis Gieson; his four-legged friend, Tank; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, private entombment with full military honors were held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, American Parkinson Disease Association or to the American Cancer Society.
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Robert Mark Newman, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home.

Robert was born on April 21, 1949 in Rockford, IL, a son of the late Dwight Robert Newman and Betty Marie
(Hruska) Newman.

Robert was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. He had retired from
Granite City Steel as a steel worker in 2009, after many years of dedicated service. Robert was an
outdoorsman and he loved riding his Harley. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Robert is survived by his loving sons, Dwight "Ike"(Danielle) Newman and Jason Newman both of Granite
City, IL; dear siblings, Carol (Doyle) Nimmo of Buffalo, MO, Thomas Newman of Phoenix, AZ and Mary (Jeff)
Coy of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Kennedy Capps, Carter Newman, Gavin Newman, Lily Newman
and Layne Newman; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February
11, 2017 at Champion Bar in Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to United Steel Workers Local #1899 for the laid off steel workers.

Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Judith “Judy” Kay Sharp, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at her home Sat. Jan. 28, 2017.

She was born Nov. 15, 1948 in Granite City, IL to the late Vivian Doris (Callaway) & Raymond Sharp Jr.

Judy retired from Husch Blackwell Sanders law office after 37 years of service as a legal secretary. She loved
to travel, decorate and go dancing.  Judy was an adventurous soul who loved driving fast in her Camaro and
watching NASCAR.

She is survived by a daughter: Darla K. Dailey; 2 granddaughters: Cescelli (Dakota) Childs and Maddalena
Belle; 2 great-grandchildren: Jax Vee Childs and Celia Jude Childs; and her former son-in-law: Vince “Bincie”
Goodman who she loved liker her own child; and his children: Susan Goodman and Donnie Goodman.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Jan. 31, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral
Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to Granite City APA or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Benjamin Michael Apponey, 57, of Elsah, IL, passed away Wed. Jan. 25, 2017.

He was born Sept. 2, 1959 in Granite City, IL to the late Benjamin & Bernice (Easley) Apponey.

He is survived by 2 half-sisters: Barbara “Barb” Kaleta and Nancy Rebecca Apponey; and a nephew who was
like his brother, Samuel Apponey all of Granite City.

The family will hold a private memorial service.
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Margaret Mae Harper, 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Wed. Jan. 25, 2017 in Granite City with
her family at her side.

She was born Dec. 15, 1925 in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late John Ray & Dessie (Dowd) Wilson.

She and Paul Ado Harper were married in St. Louis, MO in 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1970.

Mrs. Harper had been a caregiver and nursing assistant for many years at the Colonnades Nursing Home, now
Granite Nursing and Rehab in Granite City. She was a member of West 22nd St. Baptist Church and had been
very active in her younger years.  She loved being with her family and rooting for the Cardinals.

Survivors include 3 children: Margaret Paulette Wilson, Robert Ray (Betty) Harper and Sandra Kaye (Melvin
Lee) Hollandsworth, all of Granite City; 7 grandchildren: Eric Vincent Wilson, Dona Ann Stout, Dawn Marie
Paterson, Robyn Renee West, Jaime Lynn Myers, Michael Ray Harper and Robert David Hollandsworth; 18
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Gloria Jean Harper; a son-in-
law: Paul Dean Wilson Sr.; 2 grandchildren: Paul Dean Wilson Jr. and Mary Francis Wilson; 4 sisters: Sharon
Haas, Shirley Parker, Helen Wilson and Sandra Wilson; and 2 brothers: Glenn Wilson and Jack Wilson.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 10:00 a.m. Sat. 1/28/17 at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Walker Charles William Ervin, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at his second home in Daytona Beach,
FL on December 16, 2016.

Walker was born on March 4, 1939 in Cape Girardeau, MO, a son of the late William Lewis Ervin and Gurneth (Mammon) Ervin.

Walker graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau, MO in 1956 and graduated from South East University in Cape Girardeau, MO. On
November 1, 1959, Walker married Charlotte Stovall, the love of his life, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Walker had retired from the United States Army as a
Chief Warrant Officer after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL.
He was a Liturgics on Sunday's and served on many committees at the church, including helping with the church's bbq. He was also a life member
of V.F.W. Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, MO and a life member of the Military Officers Association. Walker loved fly fishing, he even worked part-time
at a fly fishing store in Cape Girardeau, MO after his retirement. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Walker 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, Walker was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Linder Ervin; father-in-law; Willis Stovall, mother-in-law, Jettie
Stovall; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and two nephews.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Charlotte Ervin of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Judi Ervin of Seattle, WA; sister, Neva Kay Ross of Cape
Girardeau, MO; sister-in-law, Wilma Large of Granite City, IL; two brothers-in-law, Willard (Pam) Stovall of Jackson, MO and Michael (Judy) Stovall of
Ligonier, PA; fifteen nieces and nephews, twenty-eight great nieces and nephews and ten great-great nieces and nephews; cousins; extended
family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900
Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Army after the memorial
service.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL.
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Dwight Ames Brown, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at his home with
his loving family by his side.

Dwight was born on August 1, 1929 in Lebanon, IL, a son of the late Clarence and Viola (Bird) Brown.

Dwight was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. On February
3, 1951, Dwight married Marian A. Evans, the love of his life in St. Louis, MO and Marian passed away on
January 23, 2012. Dwight was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ. He had retired as a
teamster truck driver in 1991 after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. Dwight 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, Dwight was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Brown.

He is survived by his loving children, Steven (Beverly) Brown of St. Louis, MO and Susan Brown of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Kathryn Patten of
Madison, WI; extended family and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on
Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation or to St. John United Church of Christ and donations will be accepted at
the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Thomas S. Smith, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at
Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born September 27, 1924 in Stewart County, Tennessee, the son of the late Henry A. and Nancy (Clements) Smith.

He married Dorothy D. Shaw on March 8, 1947 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and she survives.

He retired in 1985 from Consolidated Aluminum after 32 years of dedicated service in maintenance.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and other medal and
recognitions.

Tom was a founding member and helped to construct Briarcliff Pentecostal Church in Granite City where he had also served as a trustee and board
member. He enjoyed his days of fishing, playing his guitar and attending family gatherings. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 70 years, he is survived by two daughters, Vicky Lynch of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sheila Smith of Granite
City; one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Sondi Smith of O'Fallon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Smith of Granite City; six grandchildren and
their spouses, Todd and Shawnette Smith, Kara and Troy Fisher, Mark Dowdy, Amy and Adam Floyd, Katelyn Smith and Airman Nicholas Smith; two
great grandchildren, Madison Dowdy and Mackenzie Fisher; a sister, Henrietta Bagwell of Clarksville, Tennessee; other extended family and many
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Smith; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Omie and Garland Farless, Maggie and
George Glasgow, Eliza and Robert Daniel, Vera and John Cox and Edith and Norman Wilkey.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Don Hill officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Raymond J. Schultz, 76 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Richmond Heights, MO.

Raymond was born on December 17, 1940 in Granite City; a son of the late Andy and Anna Schultz. He was a
career fireman for the Granite City Fire Department serving over 20 years and retiring as a Captain. He proudly
served his country in the United States Marines and was known by his family and friends to be excellent
gardener. Raymond loved nature and enjoyed his many days fishing and tending to his backyard garden. His
family knew him as an awesome "PaPa", but his greatest love was his family. Raymond 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; Taylor Schultz of Ft. Pierce, FL, Gretchen and (Tim)
Jackson of Granite City, IL, Raymond A. and (Pamela) Schultz of Tennessee; his grandchildren, Andrea
Schultz, Kaitlin Schultz, Madelyn Schultz, Zoe Jackson, Libby Jackson, Luann Cook; his great-grandchildren,
Lana Cook, Harrison Watkins, Tyson Lankford; great-great-grandchildren, Ayden Wellmaker, Trentyn
Wellmaker, Luci Wellmaker.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife; Sally R. (Gorby) Schultz, whom he
married on February 7, 1959.

Friends may call on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In honor of Raymond's service to his country, military rites
will be performed at the conclusion of his service. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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Marshall A. Wilson, 81 of Pontoon Beach passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Marshall was born on May 6, 1935 in Smithville, TN; a son of the late Buren Bolden and Pearl (Keith) Wilson.
Marshall was a truck driver for Federal Gateway Allied Van Lines and an avid gun collector. In his free time,
Marshall enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. 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 daughter; Betty J. Williams of Godfrey, IL; his grandchildren,
Amanda and (Joal) Cunningham of Granite City, Kelly Arney of Godfrey, IL, Jade Duhamell of Godfrey, IL; great-
grandchildren, Fallon Moneymaker of Pontoon Beach, IL, Noah Duhamell of Godfrey, IL,
Emma Cook of Granite City, IL,
Phoenix Cook of Granite City, IL, Riley Cunningham of Granite City, IL; great-great-grandchildren, Avery Hileman, Dakota Hileman; brother, Joe Wilson;
sister, Jackie Dedmon.

In addition to his parents, Marshall was preceded in death by his wife; Opal L. (Kelley) Wilson and 8 of his brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Marshall's
life, services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Roberta "Snooks" Coy, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at
her home.

She was born December 7, 1924 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Dreyfus and Danie (McIntosh) Wilson.

She married Harold Leon Coy on September 15, 1943 in St. Charles, Missouri and he passed away on
November 18, 2014.

She was a retired beautician with over 75 years of service to the community and had owned and operated
Snooks Beauty Nook in Granite City for 50 years.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of Gracepoint Pentecostal Church in Granite City and served many years as a Sunday School teacher. She
loved people, enjoyed her days of shopping and thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas season. The family wishes to acknowledge the love and care
given to their mother and grandmother over the last years and will forever be remembered. She will be remembered for her love and special times
shared with her family and many friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon King of Collinsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Mary "Mimi" Coy of Granite City; daughter-in-law,
Linda Coy of Granite City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jesse and Kelly Coy, Gary and Paula King, Beth and Keith Parris and Kathy and Rick
Schellhardt; seven great grandchildren, Alexandra King, Ryan King, Lauren Johnson, Westin Parris, Logan Schellhardt, Savannah Schellhardt,
Landon Schellhardt and Cora Coy; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Katie Wilson of Granite City, David Wilson of Granite City and Jerry
and Carol Wilson of Granite City; sister-in-law, Nancy Wilson of Granite City; loving caregivers, Glenda Strange and Tina Wilson; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 71 years, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Leon "Clint" Coy; a son-in-law Gary King; three sisters
and
two brothers-in-law, Mickey and Clarence Hurtz, Shirley Martin and Pearl and Adolph Keck; two brothers and sister-in-law, Leonard and Faye Wilson
and Herman Wilson and a sister-in-law, Lucille Wilson.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Gracepoint Pentecostal Church, 2450 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:
00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Keith Parris,
Reverend Richard Schellhardt and Gary King officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Gracepoint Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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David Christopher Bodkin, 27, of Granite City died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his home.

He was born on September 18, 1989 in Chesterfield, MO to David A. and Cheryl nee: Wilson Bodkin.

David’s favorite hobby was spending time with his nephew Ben.

Besides his parents, David is survived by a brother, Michael Bodkin of Tampa, FL; 2 sisters: Alicia (Chad)
Lignoul of Granite City and Heather (Greg) Easler of Granite City and his maternal grandmother, Elmarie Wilson
of Dupo, IL. Also surviving are 3 nephews: Benjamin Easler, Cameron Lignoul and Jacob Easler; 2 special
friends: Corey Thomas and Marley Thomas and various aunts, uncles and cousins.

David is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Loren Wilson and his paternal grandparents, Millard
and Ella Bodkin. Also preceding David in death is his uncle, Douglas Wilson.

Professional 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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Ira Leonard Davis, 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Mon. Jan 16, 2017 at Granite Nursing &
Rehab in Granite City, IL.

He was born Jan. 23, 1922 in Oregon County, MO to the late James R. & Minnie (Gosnell) Davis.
Mr. Davis had served over 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a criminal investigator.

Survivors include daughters; Sandra (Jack) Alonzo, Nancy Mitchell, Maureen (Doug) Carlson all of Katy, TX
and Maria Rene Johnson of Spring, TX; 15 grandchildren; many great and great-grandchildren; and a sister;
Dolores P. Townsend of Granite City, IL.

Mr. Davis made a gift of his body to Washington University.
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Blanche Pearl Jessen, 98, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Sat. Jan. 14, 2017 at Columbia
Nursing & Rehab Center in Columbia, IL.

She was born Aug. 22, 1918 in Granite City to the late Scott & Minnie Thompson.
She and Leofwin Jessen were married in 1979 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death in 1996.
Survivors include 2 sons: Andrew L. (Beverly) Manno of St. Louis, MO and Scott E. (Margaret) Manno of Fairview Heights, IL; many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and a sister: Irma Rea of Granite City.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Marie and Alma, two brothers, Raymond  and Robert "Bobby" and a step-
mother, Amelia.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wed. 1/18/17 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at Noon Thurs. 1/19/17.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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Howard William Bolton, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:39 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born June 17, 1919 in Ink, Missouri, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mattie (Williams) Bolton.

He married Iva Louise (Coash) Bolton on January 3, 1939 in Hillsboro, Missouri and she passed away on
January 4, 2010.

He retired as a foreman in the Sintering Plant after over 30 years of dedicated service with Granite City Steel.
After his retirement he worked with Specialized Services for several years.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II and The Korean War.

He was a Master Mason and was a member of the Emeth Masonic Lodge #1030 in Cahokia and former
longtime member of Granite City Triple Lodge. He also was a Shriner and was active with the Tri-City Shrine
Club and enjoyed his years with the Ainad Compacts Motorcycle Unit.

He was a talented musician and excelled with the steel guitar and rhythm guitar. He played with many bands
throughout the years and was best known as the leader of the Alley Kats. He had served many years as
secretary of the Metro-East Musicians Local # 717.

Throughout the years he volunteered through many facets including being a little league coach and driving for
the American Red Cross. He enjoyed playing golf and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and many friends.

He is survived by three daughters, Judith Ann and husband, John Fish of Citrus Springs, Florida, Donna J.
Stephens and significant other, Mack G. Johnson of Maryville and Lisa and husband, Jim Borchers of St.
Charles, Missouri; a son, Howard W. Bolton Jr. of Troy, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Lori Figueroa, Jeri A.
Stevenson, Michael Fish, Michelle Fish, Shari R. Loepp, Kristen L. Bunger, James O. Stephens II, Suzanne M.
Myers and Denise E. Tabash; seventeen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his
beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter-in-law, Judith Bolton; two brothers, Clarence and George Bolton and eight sisters, Ola Burris, Mildred Coash, Glenna Lehman, Hilda Harris,
Rosalie Pilch, Golda Kraft, Clara Bolton and Sophie Bolton.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Richard "King George" Pithers Sr. 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:08 a.m. on Friday,
January 20, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born January 10, 1928 in London, England, a son of the late Jack and Doris Mary (Goodwill) Pithers.

He married Margaret H. (Milde) Pithers on November 8, 1947 in Luneburg, Germany and she survives. He had
served with the British Army from 1945 until 1948. John and his wife immigrated from England in 1949 and
became United States Citizens in 1957.

He retired in 1988 from Granite City Steel after 39 years of dedicated service as a crane operator.

God called John into ministry in 1954. He lived to tell others of the word of God and he attended Granite City First Assemby of God Church. He had
served as a teacher, pulpit supply minister and enjoyed many years of revivals. He also served others in nursing home ministries, always taking
residents fruit and other gifts and was known to many as the banana man.

He enjoyed his days of gardening and working around his home. John will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and
friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 69 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Glen Newman of Joplin, Missouri; two sons
and daughters-in-law, John and Deborah Pithers Jr. of Granite City and Brian and Cindy Pithers of Springfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren; eleven
great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Kathleen Pithers of London, England; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Dresch and a grandson, Andrew Dresch.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.

A funeral service will be held at Granite City First Assembly of God Church, 2317 Madison Avenue in Granite City on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:
00 a.m. with Rev. C. Dale Edwards and Rev. Rich Smallie officiating.

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

Memorials may be made GCFirst and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael Adam McCullough, 31, of Granite City and formerly of Troy, Illinois passed away at 5:28 a.m. on
Monday, January 16, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born June 18, 1985 in Granite City, a son of the late Matthew "Matt" McCullough and the late Mary
(Hudgins) Combs.

He was a 2003 graduate of Triad High School and 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, Matthew and Courtney McCullough of Glen Carbon; a sister,
Kelly Combs of Paris, Tennessee; a niece, Rylee McCullough of Glen Carbon; stepfather, Corbin Combs of
Paris, Tennessee; grandfather, Merl McCullough of Granite City; uncles, Kevin McCullough of Palm Springs,
California, Bryan McCullough of Houston, Texas and Chris McCullough of Granite City; many cousins; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Delores McCullough and Bill
and Shirley Hudgins and an aunt, Patricia "Patty" McCullough.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen
Carbon on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eugene L. Miller Sr., 91 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Eugene was born on October 14, 1925 in Granite City; a son to the late Ollie and Louise (Schneiderwind) Miller. Eugene gave 42 years at Granite City
Steel as a machinist and proudly served his country in the United States Army in WW II. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Granite City,
a member of SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) and a lifetime member of the Granite City American Legion Post #113. In his free
time Eugene loved to spend time with his family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Eugene L. and (Cathy) Miller Jr. of Granite City, David Miller of Granite City, Jim and (Mary) Miller
of Granite City, Kathleen Edwards of Granite City; his grandchildren, Tonya and (Amos) LaNear, Christopher Miller, Gina Miller, Angela Miller, Amanda
and (Tim) Dugan, Ashley and (Andy) Fleming.

In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his wife; Alma LaVerne (Henderson) Miller.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Partners For Pets.
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Walter Leo Bruch, 84 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Walter was born on March 16, 1932 in Granite City; the son of the late Oliver L. and Mazie U. (Homyer) Bruch.
Walter lived a full life that included many diverse activities and jobs that dated back to his youth. He proudly
served his country in the United States Army. His work history included Illinois Power
and then Information Technology
with the Department of the Army and the Department of Agriculture. He was a true believer in sharing his time and gave of it freely to many
organizations, including Catholic Charities, Junior Achievement, as a Boy Scout Leader, basketball coach, baseball coach, speed skating coach and
President of the Gateway Speed Skating Club. He was a member of Holy family Catholic Church where he was a member of the men's choir and a
lector for 50 years. His recent years were consumed by his love of golf, the Granite City Knights of Columbus Council 1098 and Assembly 0224. He
worked in many capacities including the 4th Degree Scribe, Deputy Grand Knight and 2 years as Grand Knight. He was also a trustee in both the
Council and the Assembly. He was a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and a United Way site review team member. He was currently
serving the last 7 years as president of the Columbus Home.

Walter is survived by and will be missed by the love of his life, Thelma M. (Gerkin) Bruch, whom he married on February 13, 1954 in Granite City; his
daughter, Judine Lux of Edwardsville; his son, John and (Connie) Bruch of Glen Carbon; proud grandfather of, Ryan Lux, Kristen Lux and husband
Gregory Grimes, Zachary Bruch all of whom will greatly miss their grandpa; his sisters, Louise Rees, Sister Mary Judine B.V.M. and his many nieces,
nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents; Walter was preceded in death by his daughter; Karen Ann Bruch who was born in 1956 and passed from this life in 1957;
his siblings, John Robert Bruch (infant), Virginia Lee Gale, Lois Jean Bruch (infant) and Theresa Margaret Gundlach.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Chalice service at 6:30 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite
City with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City
Knights of Columbus Council 1098.
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Angela Diane Padgett, 46, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:17 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Sept. 23, 1970 in Granite City, IL to Sondra Lee (Thomas) Crisel of Granite City and the late
Ronald Gerald Lowe.

On June 7, 2014, she and Kelly Bryan Padgett were married in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.

Angela had worked as a home health care personal assistant.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son: Thomas Wayne Rayoum Jr. of Granite City; 2
step-daughters: DeAnna Padgett of Hartford City, IN and Gwen (Jeffrey) Hoffman of Granite City; a step-
grandchild: Trinity; 3 sisters: Laura Lowe, Amy Lowe and Melissa Lowe, all of Granite City; a half-sister:
Jennifer Lowe of MO; 2 half-brothers: Ronnie Lowe and Josh Lowe of MO; step-brother: Jamie Jenkins of MO;
many nieces and nephews, including a very special nephew, Evan, who was like her own grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Tracy Allen Clark, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Mon. Jan. 9, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

No services are scheduled.
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Raymond C. Sampson, Jr., 71, of Granite City, IL went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

He was born November 7, 1945 in Granite City, IL to Raymond C. Sampson, Sr. and Betty Doris (nee:
Neigenfind) Rushing.

Ray retired from Granite City Steel and was fascinated by old automobiles. He also enjoyed watching stock car
races and being with his friends at the local track.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

Ray is survived by, two children, Steven Sampson of Moberly, MO and Andrea (Matt) Sampson stationed in Germany, half-brother, Saul (Beckey)
Sampson of Bluffs, IL, step-brother, Rick (Royce) Hearin, two half-sisters, Sandy Sampson of Jacksonville, IL and Samantha Sampson of Palmyra, IL,
step-sister, Merriam Hearin of Palmyra, IL, several Nieces and nephews.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Condolences can be sent to Saul Sampson at P.O. Box 26,
Bluffs, IL 62621.
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Mary Lou Roles, 53, of Granite City died on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born on July 19, 1963 in East St. Louis, IL to Pete Beros and Helen nee: Chartrand Cummins.

The home health caregiver is survived by 2 sons: Richard Roles, Jr and Nicholas Beros and a brother, Frank
Cummins of Cahokia. Also surviving are 3 special friends: Peggy Miller, whom Mary affectionately called
“mom” and Sue Bridgeman and Karen Bosworth, both whom Mary called “sissy”. Mary will be greatly missed
by her special friend, Doyle Miller.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

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

Memorials may be made to the Miller family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Michael Edmond Lopez, 64, of Granite City passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.

He was born December 12, 1952 in San Jose, CA to Peter and Margie (nee: Luna) Lopez. He married Deborah Bone April 1, 2005 in Edwardsville, IL.
Michael will be remembered most for coaching baseball. He played it and he taught it with great passion for the Granite City Park District’s Granite
City Cardinals. Michael enjoyed his card playing nights and joking around with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lopez of Granite City; mother, Margie Lopez of San Jose, CA; daughters Jessica (Nick) Smith of San Jose and
Jennifer Bone of Granite City; son, Mason (Mya) Lopez of San Jose CA; three grandchildren, Nathaniel Bone of Granite City, Wayne Royer of Granite
City and Sadie Smith of San Jose, CA, brother, Ronald Lopez of San Jose, CA and a sister, Jeannette (Ed) Keplinger of San Jose, CA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Lopez.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

The family will have a memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Masonic Lodge 835, 1940 Cleveland Blvd., Granite City, IL.
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Elmer Wayne Whitt, age 80, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Trenton, MO, passed away on Sunday, January 8,
2017 at Belleville Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Elmer was born on October 29, 1936 in Davis County, MO, a son of the late Richard and Mary (Booram) Whitt.

Elmer was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On April 4, 1959, Elmer married Anita
Thompson, the love of his life, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Elmer had retired from Nestle
Corporation in Granite City, IL as a painter after many years of dedicated service. After retirement, Elmer and
Anita moved to Trenton, MO, his hometown. After many years in Trenton, MO, they moved back to Granite City,
IL to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Elmer enjoyed woodworking and gardening, his greatest
joy was spending time with his family. Elmer 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, Elmer was preceded in death by one sister, Sonja Dale; two brothers, Gary and Richard Whitt; one nephew, Tracy Wynne
and by his son-in-law, Bradley "Scott" Ryan.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Anita Whitt of Granite City, IL; loving children, Sheila Ryan and Kevin (Cindy) Whitt both of
Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Kristen Ryan, Taylor (Joey Wasser) Ryan and Jennifer Mell; proud grandfather to one great-grandson; dear
siblings, Rocetia (Eugene) Hudson of Trenton, MO, Barbara Wynne of Brimson, MO and Victor (Cheryl) Whitt of Gillman City, MO; special niece, Dawn
(Adam Briggs) McCormick; special great-niece, Bailey McCormick; beloved puppy, Daisy; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Legacy Golf Course, 3500
Cargill Road, Granite City, IL, with Military Rites conducted by the United States Army at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society and donations will be accepted at the memorial gathering.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dorothy Belle Sbabo, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Dorothy was born on July 4, 1928 in Van Buren, MO, a daughter of the late Orville Lowe and Julia (Parkhill)
Lowe.

On March 5, 1948, Dorothy married Louie Sbabo, the love of her life and Louie passed away on May 23, 2015.
She had retired from First National Bank in
Madison, IL as a bank officer after forty-seven years of dedicated service. Dorothy enjoyed
working, reading and in her younger years she loved to go dancing, especially polka dancing. Her greatest joy was spending time with son, Rick and
granddaughter, Erica. Dorothy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Toni Sbabo of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Elsie Marlette of Granite City, IL; proud
grandmother to Erica (Matt) Harper of St. Jacob, IL; dear great-granddaughters, Mallory and Abigail Harper; many nieces, nephews, extended family
and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 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 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Rev. Charles West
officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to Louie at 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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Dave Carmody, age 62, of Olney, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at
Deaconess Main Hospital, Evansville, IN.

David was born on November 11, 1954 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John W. Carmody and Helen Mary (Wickman) Carmody.

Dave was a driver's education teacher for 34 years, mainly at East Richland High School. His passion in life included his two boys but also included
teaching and sports. Many of his years in education he coached football, golf and track. During high school he was a standout defensive back for
Granite City and then went on to play college football at Illinois State. Dave was also an avid golfer and fisherman. No one knew the Current River
better than Dave. He floated that river every summer with his family and friends for almost 50 years. He was a beloved father, brother, and friend.
Everyone who knew Dave said "he is one of the best guys you'll ever know".

Dave is survived by his loving sons, Luke Carmody of Flora, IL and Colton Carmody of Olney, IL; dear siblings, Jim Carmody of Belleville, IL, Kathy
Carmody of O'Fallon, MO and Tom (Cathy) Carmody of Granite City, IL; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington
Avenue, Granite City, IL with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Dave Carmody Scholarship Fund and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Shirley F. Schillinger, 87 of Granite City passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Life Care Center in
Florissant, MO.

Shirley was born on November 23, 1929 in Granite City; a daughter of the late William Louis and Pearl
(Anderson) Jones. Shirley was a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital (Gateway Regional Medical Center)
in Granite City. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a member of the Granite
City Senior Citizens Club. In her free time she enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and
friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Anna Gafford of Daphne, AL, Earl Louis and (Kathy)
Schillinger Jr. of Florissant, MO, Rhonda and (Bradley) Walberg of Oklahoma City, OK; her grandchildren,
Matthew and (Kate) Metz of Glen Carbon, IL, Laura Schillinger of Birmingham, AL, James and (Elizabeth)
Schillinger of Nashville, TN; her great-grandchildren, Zachary Metz and Benjamin Metz both of Glen Carbon,
IL; her brothers, Milton "Bud" Jones, Maynard Jones, Richard Jones; her sister; Sharon Perkins.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; Earl Louis Schillinger Sr. whom she married on April 7, 1951; her sister,
Elaine "Susie" Hogan; her brothers, Wayne Jones, Donald Jones, Melvin Jones; her son-in-law, Ronald Gafford.

Friends may call on Monday, January 16, 2017 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 Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the Siteman Cancer Center.
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John B. Mink, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:33 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born June 4, 1923 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of the late Marion and Esther (Borders) Mink.

He married Olga G. (Pavletic) Mink on June 5, 1954 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and
she passed away on October 21, 2007.

He was a machinist for many years and retired from the Granite City Levee Board. He had also served as the
treasurer of the Granite City Park District.

The Army-Air Corp veteran proudly served his country during World War II. John was a faithful member of Holy
Family Catholic Church where he was part of the Men's Club. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of
Columbus Tri-Cities Council in Granite City.

He enjoyed playing cards with his K.C. buddies, fishing and baseball. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Paul Humphrey of Granite City; a son, John T. Mink
of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Amanda,
Andrew, Jacqueline, Jennifer and Robbie; many special nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Andrew and Robert Mink and one sister, Mary Reed.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. with a Chalice Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dennis "Obie" P. Oberhaus, age 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Obie was born on November 10, 1950 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Herman Albert Oberhaus and Mary
Ellen (Crean) Oberhaus.

On August 16, 1985, Obie married Dianna Kutey, the love of his life, in St. Charles County, MO. He had worked
many years for Jesuit Community Corporation in St. Louis, MO, as a switchboard supervisor. Obie was a
member of the Granite City Moose Lodge #272. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years, however,
his passion was playing golf. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Obie loved life, he
loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Dianna Oberhaus of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Ashlee (Nicholas) Heck of Waterloo, IL and Katelyn
Oberhaus of Maryville, IL; dear siblings, Diane Spear of House Springs, MO and Dale (Kathy ) Oberhaus of Fenton, MO; proud grandfather of Drew
Heck; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL. The Moose Lodge will hold a service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City Moose Lodge #272 or to Partners for Pets and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Richard A. "Dick" Donohue, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017
at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born March 2, 1931 in Girard, Illinois, a son of the late Leslie and Thora (Pefley) Donohue.

He married Dorothy M. (Dayton) Donohue on August 20, 1951 in Arkansas and she passed away on January 6,
2005.

He retired in 1998 from Granite City Steel after 56 years of dedicated service as a crane operator.

He enjoyed attending Word of Life Tabernacle and was a remote control airplane enthusiast. He loved Harley
Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed riding and his days of fishing. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Ricky Sanders; two grandchildren, Richard Warren
and Samantha Sanders; a sister, Doris Masters, all of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Les Donohue
and one sister, Eileen Ellis.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:
00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Arlene Marie Boner, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:48 a.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her
home.

She was born May 22, 1941 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Victor Henry and Olga Anna (Karrer) Koenig.

She retired as a total quality management specialist in 1992 from the United States Civil Service after 30 years
of dedicated service.

She was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and a proud member of the Red
Hat Ladies. She enjoyed her years traveling around the country as a baton instructor and judge of many baton
competitions. She was also a member of the Old Grads and Parents Without Partners in which she had served
as president of the Granite City chapter. She was a devoted fan of Lawrence Welk and was a member of The
Welk Notes Fan Club. She loved to read and was an avid stamp and coin collector. Arlene will be remembered
for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn J. Boner of Granite City; "granddaughter", Dakota Alexis Lovell of
Granite City; loving family friend, Monica Bowman of Granite City; a sister, Marilyn Ruth Parker of Glen
Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William H. Koenig and a brother-in-law,
Clay Parker.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday,
January 10, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Karla Frost 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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Thomas O. Sanders, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born June 1, 1926 in Steelville, Missouri, a son of the late Herkly and Bertha Mae (Faulkner) Sanders.

He married Alene Sanders in October 1973 in and she passed away November 24, 2009.

He retired from Granite City Steel after over 40 years of dedicated service as a switchman.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Faith Baptist Church in Granite City for over 50 years.

He was raised in a very musically gifted family and loved playing many instruments and singing. He enjoyed
his days of wood carving and widdling, tending to his garden, fishing, and reading his Bible. He loved the
outdoors and cherished his family visits down in Steelville.

He is survived by three daughters, Vickie and Billy Grady of Granite City, Cathy and Rev. Henry Crippen of
Granite City and Patty Sanders and Greg Howell of St. Louis; three sons, Jerry O. Sanders of Granite City, Tom
Sanders of Granite City and Rob and Tami Sanders of Wentzville; three step-sons, Paul and Crystal Henry of
Arkansas, Robert Parker of Arkansas and Ray Parker of Collinsville; one sister, Gloria and Bill Coffman of
Steelville; former wife and
lifetime companion, Doris Robertson of Granite City; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; step-
grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon Sanders, James "Bud" Sanders and J.T. Sanders and three
sisters, Bertha Sanders, Lenna Doss and Pearl Kruger.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark King and Reverend Henry Crippen
officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marilynn Eudean Walker 83, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center.

She was born May 22, 1933 in Granite City, IL to Charles Lee and Anna Mae (nee: Fairfield) Murphy. She married Clyde Eugene Walker May 28, 1949 in
Granite City; he preceded her in death July 17, 1997.

Marilyn worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide and later as an L.P.N. She worked as Colonial Care in Maryville where she was the
charge nurse, Anna Henery Nursing Home, Madison County Shelter Care in Edwardsville and Professional and Residential Care in Troy, IL. Marilynn
was a devoted member of Word of Life Tabernacle on Maryville Rd; she had previously attended Temple Assembly of God. She was saved in 1982 by
Pastor A. E. Cope.

She is survived by six children and their spouses, Clyde E. (Vicki) Walker Jr., Earlene (Eddie) Lee, Charles A. Walker Sr., Betty Ann Walker, Rod S.
Walker and Donna M. Prestitio; twelve grandchildren; twenty nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Marilynn D. Mitcherson; two brothers, Donald Murphy Sr. and Larry Murphy Sr., sister,
Charlene Murphy and granddaughter, Teri Marie Walker.

Visitation will be 4- 7 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Visitation will continue at 9 a.m. until the
time of services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Word of Life Tabernacle on Maryville Rd in Granite City with the Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will follow
at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Rd.
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Cathy L. Parrott, 59, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center.

She was born December 24, 1957 in East St. Louis to Calvin and Hilda (nee:Work) Dotson. She married Irvin
Parrott December 27, 1985 in St. Louis, MO. Cathy worked for several years at the Collinsville Holiday Inn and
in the Lantern/Hersey warehouse.

She is survived by her husband, Irvin Parrott of Granite City; daughter, Summer Dotson of Granite City;
grandson, Joshua Pyles; four brothers, David, Marvin, Kevin and Kenny Dotson and two sisters, Pat Lutes
and Vickie Dotson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Tina Taylor.
Visitation will be from 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where
services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Lillian K. Green, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:14 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at
Integrity Nursing Home of Wood River.

She was born January 11, 1926 in East St. Louis, the daughter of the late John R. and Helen (Bose) Krause Sr.

She had worked several years at Lenox Purse Factory in St. Louis and also had worked in the commissary in
Australia.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. She enjoyed embroidery work, playing
bingo and working number puzzles. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
family and friends.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Zeke Green whom she married on January 25, 1968 in East St.
Louis; a son, Steven Reeder; a brother, John R. Krause Jr. and two sisters, Geraldine F. Krause and Mary Ann
Gregory.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Karl Schroeder of Hartford and Aleta "Sam"
and Ted Hoef of Caseyville; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Kathaleen Reeder of Anna, Texas; many
grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Faye
Krause of Fairview Heights; step-children and their spouses, Joe and Merilyn Green, John and Lynn Green,
Molly and David Parkhill, Kathleen and James Parham and Sally and Chris Peterson; several step-
grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on
Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Saturday,
January 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Earl W. Tucker, 96 formerly of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home
surrounded by his family in Glen Carbon.

Earl was born on July 19, 1920 in Murphysboro, IL; a son to the late John B. and Winnie (Lindsay) Tucker. Earl was raised in Granite City and married
the love of his life, Marcella Boyer on September 5, 1941. Earl then enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then transferred to the United States
Army Air Corps where he served in WW II as a pilot instructor until 1945. Earl was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877 (Rolling Nobles),
a member of the Granite City Rotary Club, the Granite City Moose Lodge and Toast Masters, providing services for Make A Wish Foundation. Earl
served as a Granite City precinct committeeman and drove a truck for Lybargers Materials then went on to become a deputy assessor for Madison
County. His life's work was with his wife, Marcella, working side by side as cosmetologists. They owned their own salon until opening the Granite
City School of Beauty Culture in 1966 and during that time he served as president of the local hairdressers association. Earl was a life time and
faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Granite and will be remembered for all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; John E. Tucker of Granite City, Sheila and (Jimmie) Stockton of Granite City, Paula and (Lewis)
Roberts of Glen Carbon; daughter-in-law, Theresa and (Norman) Werner of Granite City; his grandchildren, John E, and (Dina) Tucker, S. Renee and
(Steve) Horvath, Katherine and (Keith) Hustedde, Lewis and (Meghann) Roberts, Andrea and (Garrett) Kempf, Jamie Tucker and (Ryan Mowery),
Michelle and (Jason) Yates, Tyler Stockton; his great-grandchildren, Marcella Horvath, Akira Horvath, Amber Miller, Allison Yates, Cameron Stockton,
Karee Hustedde, Owen Roberts, Ava Roberts, Levi Roberts, Calvin Roberts, John E. and (Jamie) Tucker III, Brittany and (Michael) Ward, Allissa
Tucker, Jacob Tucker, Eric Stratton; his great-great-grandchildren, Drayden Love, Eli Tucker, Keyaira Tucker.

In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his wife; Marcella; his son, Eric Tucker; his great-great-grandson, John E. Tucker IV; his
sisters, Mary Kinder, Leola Kaseberg, Rosa Ballard, Norma Cox.

Friends may call on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of Earl's life, services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Smith
officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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Charles "Charley" F. Cross, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Charley was born on May 8, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Henry Elmer Cross and Kancy (Birdsong)
Cross.

Charley was a United States Navy veteran who proudly served his country. On December 26, 1952, Charley
married Evelyn Parish, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Charley was a faithful member of the First United
Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel as an inspector on the hot strip,
after many years of dedicated service. Charley was a member of the Elks Lodge in Granite City, IL. His greatest
joy was spending time with his family. When his grandsons were younger, Charley and Evelyn never missed a
sporting event they were involved in. Charley 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, Charley was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, John and Bryce.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-four years, Evelyn Cross of Granite City, IL; loving children, Brad
(Judith Ann) Cross of Granite City, IL and Kathy (Tom) Schooley of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Justin
Schooley of Chicago, IL, Matthew Schooley of Granite City, IL, Ryan Schooley of Rockville, MD, Brandon (Tzu-
wen) Cross of Madison, WI and Jacob Cross of Champaign, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeffery Welch officiating. Interment
will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First United Presbyterian Church, American Heart Association or American Lung Association and donations will
be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Iris J. Gauen, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her home, with her
loving family by her side. Iris was born on December 3, 1930 in DeKalb, IL, a daughter of the late Eugene H.
Rogers and Virginia L. (Smoot) Rogers.

On December 2, 1950, Iris married Wallace R. Gauen, the love of her life and Wallace preceded her in death. Iris
had worked as a certified nursing assistant at Madison County Nursing Home in Edwardsville, IL. She was a
member of Third Baptist Church, now Unity Baptist Church in Granite City, IL for many years. She enjoyed
crocheting and going to church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Iris 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.

Iris is survived by her loving children, Janet (Earl) Drennan of Granite City, IL, Karen (Denny) Cline of Granite
City, IL and Carol Gauen of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Andrea Cline, Alison Priest, Wallace
(Kathryn) Drennan and Lauren (Ryan Beck) Beekman; proud great-grandmother to Liam Priest, Lukas Priest,
Mason Beekman, Aubrey Beck, Wallace Evan Drennan and Owen Drennan; niece, Bobbie (Larry) Rice;
nephews, Michael (Gloria) Rogers, Mark (Michele) Rogers and John Daum; extended family and many dear
friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Unity Baptist Church,
Granite City, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Unity Baptist Church or to the American Kidney 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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Sharon Sue Riggins, age 53, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday,
January 4, 2017 at her home.

Sharon was born on November 21, 1963 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Thomas Gray and Karen (Walk) Gray
of Greenville, IL.

Sharon was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved
spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Sharon loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all
she loved her family. Sharon will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon is survived by her devoted husband, Eddie Riggins of Collinsville, IL; loving
daughter, Britt (Natasha Ponce) Riggins of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to Taytum Cook and Riddli
Riggins; dear siblings, Coleen (Pat) Olson of Edwardsville, IL and T.J. (Cheryl) Gray of Edwardsville, IL; many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor Mike Driskell
officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the family 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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On December 21, 2016, Ruth Vivian Sternberg succumbed to complications from a stroke. She passed
peacefully at Waterbury Hospital where she had received compassionate care from the hospital nursing staff;
VITAS hospice and staff from The Hearth in Southbury, CT.

Mrs. Sternberg was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, Gene Howard Sternberg, Sr. in
2009. Ruth and Gene often commented it would be best if they went together in a common disaster as neither
could imagine being without the other. Family members are finding comfort in the knowledge that they are
together again,

Mrs. Sternberg was born Ruth Vivian Roseman on November 1, 1921 in Granite City, Illinois to Arthur David
Roseman and Nelle Bolling Roseman. Following high school, Ruth attended Brown's Business College in St.
Louis, Missouri. Having been raised in a home where a love for music was encouraged, Ruth would later serve
on the board of Southern Illinois University's Friends of Music where she organized and conducted regional
auditions
for The New York Metropolitan Opera. As a woman of her generation, she helped her husband further his civic pursuits, as well as his
business relationships. She was her husband's greatest asset and he cherished her for it.

Mrs. Sternberg is survived by her son, Gene Howard Sternberg, Jr. of Fredonia, AZ; her daughter, Nancy Sternberg Huebner and her husband Dr.
Dennis L. Huebner of Woodbury, CT; her sister Laura Danes and her husband Robert Danes of Woodland Hills, CA; her granddaughter Ellen Huebner
Qureshi, her husband Allan Qureshi and their children Alia & Dennis; her grandson Dr.Christopher Yarter, his wife Kristina and their three sons; and
her grandson Clayton Sternberg, his wife Christina and their girls, Lucy, Hannah & Piper Jane.

Funeral arrangements in Connecticut were handled by the Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home of Woodbury, while the Irwin Chapel & Funeral Home in
Glen Carbon, Illinois performed the necessary services for the family in Illinois. A private graveside service will be held for the family January 5, 2017
at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Pastor Karla Frost, from the St. John's United Church of Christ of Granite City, Illinois, will officiate.
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Jerry L. Morgan, Jr, 54, of Granite City died on Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home.

He was born on March 13, 1962 in Granite City, IL to Jerry L. Morgan, Sr and Carol nee: Nicol Morgan.
The maintenance worker was an avid St. Louis Blues fan who also enjoyed football.

Besides his father, Jerry is survived by a brother, Vance (Cathy) Morgan of Granite City; a nephew, Trevor
Morgan; a niece, Annette Jordan; a great nephew, Colton William Lee Jordan and a great niece, Sarah Jordan.
Jerry is preceded in death by his mother.
Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
A memorial gathering will be held starting at 5:00pm on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Connection Church,
1657 5th St in Madison, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Pamela Sue Sparks, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Mon. Jan. 2, 2017 in Granite City.

She was born Feb. 1, 1959 in Orlando, FL to Doris J. (Donohue) Masters and the late Thomas W. Gaines.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by 4 brothers: Dan Gaines of Granite City, William Gaines of
Lebanon, IL, Curtis Gaines of Granite City and Daryl Gaines of Pontoon Beach, IL.
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Sparks, an infant brother and
infant sister.
Private burial next to her husband will be at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.
Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.
wojstrom.com.
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Donna Marie (Moreland) Dioneda, 54, of Granite City passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home.

She was born June 18, 1962 in Camp Lejeune, NC. to William “Bill” and Patricia (Suydam) Moreland. Donna
was an amazing nurturing loving soul, who loved her grandchildren without limits.

She is survived by two daughters, Shanna (John) Martinez of Granite City; Alycia Dioneda (Christopher
Schneedle); six grandchildren, Vallyn, Laila and Jacob Martinez and Ayden Dioneda, Kylah and Vayda
Schneedle; five sisters, Deborah Schwarzkopf of Collinsville, Linda Lewey of Troy, Sherry Hayes of Troy,
Michelle Cange of Troy and Cathy Moreland of Granite City; aunt, Ann Moylan of Granite City and many dear
family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. until the time of Remembrance at 5 pm., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
in Granite City.
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James Allen "Jim" Powell Sr. of Collinsville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at his home at
the age of 62 after an extended illness.

He was born May 19, 1954 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert and Shirley (Murphy) Powell.

He married Terri Lynn (Bousman) Powell on January 19, 1974 at the Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville
and she survives.

He retired in August 2015 from Granite City Steel after 44 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

He cherished vacations with his family and never missed an opportunity to head to a beach. He was always
helping others throughout his life and lovingly made sure his wife of nearly 43 years was thoroughly spoiled.
He touched many lives and his family will never forget the love and crazy times he had with them.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Robert Powell and
Adrienne Korunka of Dorsey and James Allen and Christina Powell Jr. of Collinsville; several grandchildren
and great grandchildren; a brother, Joe Powell of Monroe, Michigan; Aunt Sissy and special friends, Sharon
and Mike Kirksey. He was also a beloved brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Uncle Buddy.

In celebration of his life, please join us at The Oak Room at the Collinsville American Legion, 1022 Vandalia Street in Collinsville on Sunday, January
8, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

Memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish to bring a smile and dream come true for a child.
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Katherine "Kat" Jane Mike, age 59, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at
Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL.

Kat was born on September 14, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late William Wayne Adams and
Maxine June (Keeton) Adams.

On September 23, 2000, Kat married Francis "Joe" Mike, in Granite City, IL. Kat was a proud homemaker who
loved taking care of her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her
grandchildren, whom she adored. Kat 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, Kat was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Adams.

Kat is survived by her devoted husband, Joe Mike; loving children, Casey William (Jaime) Adams, Ryan
Douglas Haggett, Christina Marie Mike and Carol
Dianne Mike; proud grandmother to Connor, Keeton, Hannah and Hailey; dear
siblings, Sarah (Buddy) Vinson, Angie (David) Davis, Vicki (Chuck) Jolly, Bud (Pam) Adams and Cindy (Tom) Adams; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. 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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Charles Roy Clark, 92 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home surrounded
by his family.

Roy was born on February 9, 1924 in Ironton, MO; a son to the late Charles William and Gertie (Henson) Clark.
Roy was a long time laborer at National Lead and proudly served his country in the United States Army during
WW II. He was a member of Granite City Church of God and in his free time Roy enjoyed working in his garage.
But most of all Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his kind heart
and all of the special time he shared with his family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Arline F. (Noah) Clark, whom he married on October 17, 2003;
his children, Charlotte and Robert "Bob" Schuman, Pamela and Raymond Israel, Karon and Gary Harbison,
Sharon and Doug Tearney, Sandy Flasher, Buddy Watkins Jr., Ricky and Kathy Watkins, Richard and Cindy
Watkins, Cheryl Watkins; daughter-in-law, Emily Clark; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 17 great-
great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his 1st wife; Dema Clark and his son, Douglas Clark.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Roy's
life, services will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Granite City Church of God, 1205 West Pontoon Road in Granite City with
Pastor Michael Mayberry officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested
to Granite City Church of God.
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Mary Beckland, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Elmwood Nursing
and Rehab Center in Maryville, IL.

Mary was born on January 30, 1935 in Quality, KY, a daughter of the late Harry and Irene (Givens) Baldwin.

On June 17, 1967, she married Andy Beckland, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Andy passed away on
December 21, 1992. Mary had worked for Sarah Coventry Jewelry as a branch manager for many years. She
was a faithful member of Dewey Avenue Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. Mary enjoyed going to church
and making crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 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 and husband, Mary was preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Baldwin.

She is survived by her loving children, Vicki (Craig) Schulte and John (Elaine) Beckland both of Granite City, IL; dear brother, James Womack of
DeBary, FL, proud grandmother to Eric Beckland, Nathan Beckland, Anthony Warren, Lisa West and Michael Stephens; proud great-grandmother to
Leandra West and Tara Nolen; proud-great-great grandmother to Zayden and Jorden; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 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 Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Irwin Chapel. Reverend Jack Swank officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to 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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Wayne Kelly, 85 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Liberty Village in Maryville
surrounded by his family.

Wayne was born on August 14, 1931 in St. Louis; a son to the late Chester and Virginia (Simpson) Kelly.
Wayne was a carpenter for union local #633. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country in the
Korean War and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City. Wayne 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 wife; Marian (Dussold) Kelly, whom he married on June 4, 1955; his children, Karen and (Steve) Cavins of
Granite City, Dwayne and (Sherie) Kelly of Maryville, Cheryl Kelly of Mayfield, NY; his grandchildren, Nick, Kelly, Jessica, Hannah, Clayton, Mason; 3
great-grandchildren; his brother, Gene Kelly.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his sister, Ramona.

Friends may call on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A. or the Heartland Hospice.
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David E. Mucho, 48, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:26 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born January 22, 1968 in Granite City, a son of Cora "Joan" (Miller) Mucho and the late Charles Louis
Mucho.

He had worked for Midwest Steel and American Steel for many years as a certified welder.

He was an artist whom excelled in drawing and cartoon sketches. David was always willing to help others and
will be remembered for the special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robin and Dean
Rochester of St. Louis and Amanda and Frank
Mason of Troy, Illinois; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Charles Mucho Jr. of Granite
City and Greg and Marri Mucho of Decatur, Illinois; seven nieces and nephew, Jessica, Katie, Emily, Nick, Michaela, Morgan and Molly; other extended
family and many friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Angela.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Niedringhaus United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael Randolph “Randy” Kaminski, 67, of Granite City passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in his
home surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 4, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to Walter Kaminski, Jr and Wanda nee: Pinkley Salamone.

Michael married Donna Reinhardt in Granite City, IL on August 9, 1975.

The U.S. Navy veteran worked in many fields including being an EMT, ultra sound technician and a supervisor at a bottling company.  He was a
member of UFCW local 655.

Besides his wife of 41 years, Michael is survived by a daughter Jean Kaminski and her fiancé John Paglia of Granite City; 4 sons: Michael E.
Kaminski of Granite City, Jason Kaminski of Granite City, Ben (Jen) Kaminski of Granite City and Justin (Rachel) Kaminski of Granite City and 3
grandchildren: Landin Kaminski, Frankie Kaminski and Riley Paglia. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Michael J. Salamone of IA and Mark J. Salamone
of MO; 3 sisters: Jean M. Kaminski of Collinsville, Linda S. Kaminski of Granite City and Michelle J. (Greg) Palmer of MO. Michael will also be missed
by many nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.

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

A memorial service will be held Fri. at 5:00 p.m. Fri. Dec. 30, 2016 at the Granite City Moose Lodge.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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David Ray Smith, Sr, 61, died on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his home in Pontoon Beach.

He was born on July 25, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to Richard and Mary nee: Brown Smith.

David married Susan Bryson in Corbin, KY on August 9, 1982.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Besides his wife, David is survived by 2 daughters, Holly (Gage) Smith of Pontoon Beach and Leslie Bryson of St. Charles, MO; 2 sons: David Smith, Jr
of Granite City and Charles “Scott” Smith of Granite City and 12 grandchildren: Destiny Smith, Hayley Smith, Charles Fisher Jr, Sierra Fisher, Alex
Bryson, EmmaLee Bryson, Jacquelin Bryson, Remington Bryson, Nathan Smith, Hayden Smith, Alyssa Smith and Dalton Johnson and 1 great
grandchild, Kamden Fisher. Also surviving are a brother, Richard Smith of Granite City; mother in law, Florence Bryson; brother in law, Monte Hopke;
sister in law, Kathy Hopke, brother in law, John Bryson, sister in law, Dawn (Pete) Martin, nephew, Brayden Hopke and several nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his parents.

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