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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