Judith “Judy” A. Miller, 76, of Pontoon Beach, formally of Batchtown, died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Evelyn’s
House in Creve Couer, MO.

She was born on October 30, 1941 in Columbus, WI to the late Lloyd I. Albertie and Violet nee: Marshall Dueysen.

Judy married Chester Miller in East St. Louis, IL on November 16, 1968. He preceded her in death.

She worked as a cook for the Hardin Drive Inn Restaurant for 17 years, where she enjoyed her co-workers and customers. Her real passion was fishing
with her beloved Chester.

She is survived by 2 granddaughters: Elizabeth (Jason) Vickery of Granite City and Laura (Gerald) Boyles of Granite City; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great-
great grandchild and a brother, Fred Albertie of Beloit, WI. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Judy is preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Frisch.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Elizabeth Johnson, 42, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 1, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born Mar. 2, 1975 in Granite City to the late Patricia (Keelin) and Mehlville “Jack” Jackson Green.

Jackie loved all animals and spending time with her family. She was also an artist and enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by her husband and companion of 18 years: Larry Thomas Johnson; 5 daughters: Patricia Curtis, Samantha Siar, Sara Adams, April
Johnson and Randie Mecum; 6 grandchildren: 2 sisters: Julie Davis Herrin and Mary Davis; and 3 brothers: Danny Davis, Michael Green and Phillip Green.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Green.

No services are scheduled.
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Harvey “Frank” Scarsdale, 82, died at his home in Granite City on February 1, 2018.

Born on Oct. 16, 1935 in Anna, IL., his family moved to Granite City when he was a child. He married the former Mary Kalips on Dec. 26, 1959, and she
survives. Frank worked for 42 years at Granite City Steel, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the United Steelworks Local 1899. He served as a Ward 1
alderman in Granite City, and was on the Granite City Steel Credit Union Board for many years. He was a former member of both the Granite City Elks and
the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit #53 in Granite City. He volunteered at the DAV bingo fund-raisers for many years. He was a talented ball
player, and tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals as a young man. He also coached youth football and baseball in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Kalips) Scarsdale, whom he married on Dec. 26, 1959. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by six children:
(Mary) Susan Ball and husband Wayne of Lexington, SC; Nedwin “Jim” Tapp and wife Mary of Granite City; Bobby Scarsdale and wife Patti of St. Clair, Mo.;
Trudi Campbell and husband Brad of West Plains, Mo.; Dennis Scarsdale and wife Cindy of Livingston, IL; and Frank Scarsdale and girlfriend Mary Parker
of Granite City; several grandchildren: Joe Reed and wife Michelle of Petersburg, VA; Garrick Ball and wife Shanda of Lexington, SC; Mandy Domenech and
husband Irving of Lexington, SC; Amelia “Amy” Tapp of Collinsville; Anna Tapp of Granite City; James Tapp and girlfriend Lindsey Rose of Maryville; A.J.
Pinson and wife Angel of DeSoto, MO, Angela Richardson of DeSoto, MO; Jimmy Seley and wife April of West Plains, MO; Sierra Campbell of West Plains,
MO; Darrel Campbell and wife Katy of Atlanta, GA; Austin Scarsdale of Livingston, IL; and Amanda Scarsdale and husband Weston Voirol of Cutler Bay, FL;
as well as several great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Lena (Sandlin) Scarsdale; several siblings: Don, Mary, Shirley, Bud, Nancy, Janet, and Bill; a son,
John T. Scarsdale, who died in infancy; and daughter-in-law, Tina (Sedabres) Scarsdale.
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Wanda Gail Bales, 56, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 1, 2018 at her home.

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he was born Jan. 19, 1962 to the late Ruby Mae (Ladd) Parrott and James Curtis.

She and Robert W. Bales were married Jan. 18, 2008 in Edwardsville, IL. He survives in Granite City.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter: Anna Marie Steffens of Highland, IL; 2 sons: Joshua Nagy of Shelbyville, IL and Christopher
Nagy of Granite City; and 2 brothers: Irvin Andrew Parrot and James Curtis Parrott of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Luther E. “Pops” Parrott; and 2 sisters: Shirley Gene Dotson and Vickie Lee Miller.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Feb. 6, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Jean Kelahan, 92 of Troy, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Jean was born on February 28, 1925 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughters of the late Walter “Butch” and Gladys (Flaugher) Muir. Jean was a secretary to
the purchasing agent at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon and a former member of
Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. Jean enjoyed her days of attending H.O.P.E. luncheons and volunteered her time at Meridian Village helping
wherever she could. Jean will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Jean is survived by and will be missed by her children; Kathy (Charles) Anderson of Troy, Illinois, Donna (Michael) Kirkpatrick of Arnold, Missouri, Terrance
“Terry” (Nancy) Kelahan of Granite City, Illinois, James T. “Jim” (Diane) Kelahan of Edwardsville, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband; James E. Kelahan, whom she married on June 14, 1947; her son-in-law, Michael
Kirkpatrick; her sister Thelma Hodges.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of Jean’s
life, services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Gibbons officiating at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 155 N. Main Street,
in Glen Carbon. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the benevolent fund at Meridian Village.
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Edith Louise Ross, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL. Edith was born on January 16, 1927 in Tuscumbia, MO, a daughter of the late Adam Barnhart and Nora
(Burlingame) Barnhart.

On April 15, 1943, Edith married Henry Ward Ross, the love of her life, in St. Charles, MO. Henry passed away on December 9, 2006. Edith was a proud
homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She attended Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City, IL. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family and friends. Edith 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, Edith was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Barnhart; one sister, Opal Short; and by her son-in-law,
Edwin Schlemer.

Edith is survived by her loving children, Shirley Schlemer of Edwardsville, IL; Phill (Ramona) Ross of Edwardsville, IL and Dennis (Joyce) Ross of
Edwardsville, IL; dear sisters, Mildred Hayes of Arnold, MO and Betty Hayes of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Randy Fountain of Maryville, IL, Kim (T.
J.) Hogue of Granite City, IL, Brad Ross of O’Fallon, MO, Jennifer (Charles) Richards of Edwardsville, IL, Henry (Tresa) Ross II of Edwardsville, IL, Dustin
Ross of Vero Beach, FL and Vanessa (Dillon) Simon of Edwardsville, IL; proud great-grandmother to Hannah, Zachary, Luke, Payton and Alyssa; nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Irwin Chapel, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Harvey “Frank” Scarsdale, 82, died at his home in Granite City on February 1, 2018.

Born on Oct. 16, 1935 in Anna, IL., his family moved to Granite City when he was a child. He married the former Mary Kalips on Dec. 26, 1959, and she
survives. Frank worked for 42 years at Granite City Steel, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the United Steelworks Local 1899. He served as a Ward 1
alderman in Granite City, and was on the Granite City Steel Credit Union Board for many years. He was a former member of both the Granite City Elks and
the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit #53 in Granite City. He volunteered at the DAV bingo fund-raisers for many years. He was a talented ball
player, and tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals as a young man. He also coached youth football and baseball in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Kalips) Scarsdale, whom he married on Dec. 26, 1959. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by six children:
(Mary) Susan Ball and husband Wayne of Lexington, SC; Nedwin “Jim” Tapp and wife Mary of Granite City; Bobby Scarsdale and wife Patti of St. Clair, Mo.;
Trudi Campbell and husband Brad of West Plains, Mo.; Dennis Scarsdale and wife Cindy of Livingston, IL; and Frank Scarsdale and girlfriend Mary Parker
of Granite City; several grandchildren: Joe Reed and wife Michelle of Petersburg, VA; Garrick Ball and wife Shanda of Lexington, SC; Mandy Domenech and
husband Irving of Lexington, SC; Amelia “Amy” Tapp of Collinsville; Anna Tapp of Granite City; James Tapp and girlfriend Lindsey Rose of Maryville; A.J.
Pinson and wife Angel of DeSoto, MO, Angela Richardson of DeSoto, MO; Jimmy Seley and wife April of West Plains, MO; Sierra Campbell of West Plains,
MO; Darrel Campbell and wife Katy of Atlanta, GA; Austin Scarsdale of Livingston, IL; and Amanda Scarsdale and husband Weston Voirol of Cutler Bay, FL;
as well as several great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Lena (Sandlin) Scarsdale; several siblings: Don, Mary, Shirley, Bud, Nancy, Janet, and Bill; a son,
John T. Scarsdale, who died in infancy; and daughter-in-law, Tina (Sedabres) Scarsdale.
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Vickie F. Johnson, 61, of Granite City died on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her home.

She was born on March 2, 1956 in Jackson, MI to the late Charles VanVleet and Mildred nee: Perkins Williams.

Vickie is survived by 3 daughters: Jessie Johnson of Granite City, Carrie Large, and Amy Frizzo of FL; a son, Keith Risinger; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers:  
Jimmy VanVleet and Charles VanVleet and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Vickie is preceded in death a brother, Dennis VanVleet and a sister, Cheryl Hammond.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Curtis Ray Lewis, 55, of Granite City, IL passed away at 1:38 a.m. Wed. Jan. 31, 2018 at his home.

He was born Mar. 22, 1962 in Granite City to Joyce R. Biggs of Granite City and the late Alvin Curtis Lewis.
Curt loved the St. Louis Cards, fishing and most of all his grandkids.

In addition to his mother he is survived by 3 daughters: Michelle Lewis, Tasha Lewis and Melissa Weinberger; 2 sons: Joseph Weinberger and Curtis Ray
Lewis; 3 grandchildren: Dylan, Dayton and Ryleigh; his longtime companion: Theresa Weinberger: 3 sisters: Darla Lewis, Rhonda Lewis and Melinda
(Rob) Gerber all of Granite City; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Curt Lewis.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 5:00 p.m. Mon. Feb. 5, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Charles Norman Stavely, 86 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Eden Village in Glen
Carbon.

Charles was born on March 3, 1931 in Stewart County, Tennessee; the son of the late Thomas Ray and Opal Orlean (Cole) Stavely. Charles was a
logistician for the United States Government and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of Solid Rock Free Methodist
Church and very active with Gideon’s. Charles was a certified mechanic and enjoyed his days of tinkering with cars. Most of all Charles loved to spend
time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Charles is survived by and will be missed by his son; Norman Stavely of Granite City, Illinois; his daughter, Beverly JoAnn (Richard) Thomas of Hodges,
South Carolina; his grandchildren, Nicholas Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Rachel Johnson; 6 great-grandchildren; his brother, Dennis Stavely; his sister, Betty
Walls.

In addition to his parents Charles was preceded in death by his wife; Margie Dell (Wallace) Stavely, whom he married on October 13, 1953; his brothers,
Larry Stavely, Marvin Stavely, Marlin Stavely.

In celebration of Charles’s life, friends may call on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Javier
Quintana officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are
suggested to the Gideon’s.
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Marlen Vincent Perkins, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday,
January 25, 2018.

He was born June 28, 1941 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of the late Michael and Cecilia (Tobben) Perkins.

He married Barbara P. (Franklin) Perkins on June 10, 1960 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired as a supervisor in 2004 from GS Robins in St. Louis after 28 years of dedicated service. Marlen was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic
Church and the Knight of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098. He was also a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and enjoyed his days of
woodworking.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Harley Black of Granite City; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
Jed (Brandi Kirkbride) Perkins of Millstadt, Illinois, Craig and Terry Perkins of Granite City and Douglas and Kristy Perkins of Granite City; ten
grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, LaVern Mull of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Perkins and two sisters, Marybeth Reagan and Mildred Williams.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Masses may be accepted.
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Carolyn Jean Marie Ledbetter, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Granite
Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Carolyn was born on March 22, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late
Gustave Karrer and Mabel (Will) Karrer.

On March 17, 1951, Carolyn married William “Bill” Franklin Ledbetter, the love of her life, at First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. Bill passed away
on August 25, 2004. Carolyn was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ and St. John Evening Guild, Granite City, IL. She also sponsored a
grief support group at the church. Carolyn was employed as an executive secretary to the principal at Granite City High School. She retired as a secretary
from the U.S. Government after many years of dedicated service. 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.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carolyn was preceded in death by her siblings, Leona Fougerousse, Mildred Jenkins and Ralph Karrer.

Carolyn is survived by her loving children, David (Gale) Ledbetter and Elizabeth (Kevin) Nicol, both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Matthew (Leah)
Nicol of Hamilton, OH, Laura (Douglas) Conner of O’Fallon, IL; Mark (Kristen) Ledbetter of Oakville, MO; Megan (Nicholas) Dorris of Granite City, IL; proud
great-grandmother to Anna, Grace and Abigail Nicol, Sebastian Campbell, Aksel, Kyle and Dylan Conner and Patrick and Amelia Ledbetter; nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the church, with Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Private family interment will be
held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ or to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations will be accepted at
the church.
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Virgil L. Hudson of Granite City, Illinois, age 90, born December 29, 1927 in Council Grove, Kansas, passed away on
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City
.

Virgil met Rosalie Nickles on the school bus when he was a Senior and she a Freshman in High School. Their romance has lasted over 70
wonderful years. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. Rosalie stayed with him while he was
stationed in Germany. He owned and operated Hudson Jewelers and served the community for over 70 years. He became good friends with
many customers and loved his employees as family. He never met a stranger; he called everyone “my friend.” Virgil was extremely
generous and kind to anyone in need even strangers. He was a faithful member of Gracepoint Pentecostal Church, a Sunday School teacher, the
Church Secretary, and the very best Choir member ever! (Note: Rosalie was Choir Director for 25 years).

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Delos and Eva Marie (Lauxman) Hudson; two brothers, Eugene Hudson and James Hudson;
sister-in-law, Mercedes Hudson and by a brother-in-law, Russ Herndon.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 67 years, Rosalie (Nickles) Hudson, whom he married on July 29, 1950 in Granite City; his children, David
(Diane) Hudson of Wildwood, Missouri and John (Jane) Hudson of Wildwood, Missouri; grandchildren, Lisa Hudson of Edwardsville and Ian
(Morgan) Hudson of Colorado; a sister, Betty Herndon of Indiana; a brother, Leon (Vicky) Hudson of Texas; a sister-in-law, Mary Nell Hudson of
Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In lieu of floral tributes, a monetary donation may be made to Kids with Purpose International, 334 East Lake Rd #130, Palm Harbor, FL
34685, which supports My Father’s House, Manila, Philippines orphanage, operated by Virgil’s niece, which has placed a number of children in this area.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gracepoint Pentecostal Church, 2450 Pontoon Road in Granite City, Illinois. In
celebration of Virgil’s life, services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church with Pastor T.L. Smith officiating. Burial will follow
at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Ronald D. Galbraith, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Ronald was born on December 3, 1938 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; the son of the late James and Myrtle (Greene) Galbraith. Ronald worked for Alton & Southern
Railroad, retiring after 40 years of service as a conductor and a switchman. Ronald enjoyed his days attending railroad retirement banquets and being
active in the railroad union. Most of all Ronald loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; LeAnn Gergen (Roger Mouser) of Granite City, Illinois, Susan (Richard) Wurm of St. Louis,
Missouri; his grandchildren, Travis Gergen of Granite City, Illinois, Kirsten Wurm of St. Louis, Missouri, Carl Wurm of St. Louis, Missouri; his sisters,
Carolyn Smith, Phyllis (Phil) Francious.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his wife; Marilyn (Cowger) Galbraith, whom he married on April 2, 1960; his son-in-law,
Christopher Gergen; his brother, Bob Galbraith; his brother-in-law, Tom Smith.

In celebration of Ronald’s life, visitation will begin on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with
Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.
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Lynn Marie Elledge, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sat. Jan. 27, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born Aug. 13, 1969 in Granite City to the late David & Barbara Steward.

On Dec. 2, 1994, she and Raymond Kelly Elledge were married in Edwardsville, IL. He survives in Granite City.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son: Dustin Elledge; a brother: David Steward; and sister: Kathy (Mitch) Abbot; and her mother-in-law:
Evelyn Elledge, all of Granite City.

Services are private.
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Rebecca Lynn Miller, 14, of Granite City, IL passed away at 6:31 a.m. Wed. Jan. 24, 2018 in Granite City.

She was born Mar. 6, 2003 in Granite City to Dawn M. Powers and James L. Miller Jr. of Granite City.

Rebecca was a student at Granite City High School and had attended 2nd Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother: Blake Allen Powers; paternal grandparents: Genny & Roger Taylor; maternal grandparents: Garry &
Kay Powers; aunts: Brittany Miller, Tammy Baker, Stacy Derienzo and Lorry Evans; cousins: Lillian Thebeau, Taylor Evans, Ricky White, Chris White,
Angelo Derienzo, Laryn Evans and Destiny Evans all of Granite City; as well as many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother: James Lewis Miller; paternal grandfather: James L. Miller Sr.; and maternal grandmother: Donna Lynn Powers.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun. Jan. 28, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Mon. Jan. 29,
2018. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Margaret Mae Champion, 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Tues. Jan. 23, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born in Jonesboro, IL on Oct. 9, 1925.
Mrs. Champion had been a caretaker for the elderly for many years and was a member of the VFW and DAV.

She is survived by 5 grandchildren: Rick (Eileen) Dawdy of Granite City, David (Sherry) Dawdy of Collinsville, IL, Amy (Tony) Ashmore of Litchfield, IL, Tonia
(Wayne) Smelser and Amanda (Michael) Goleaner of Granite City; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Howard Champion; 3 children: Margaret Dawdy, Terry Champion and Christopher Champion; 2
grandchildren; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Services are private.
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William Charles “Charlie” Hogue, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Tues. Jan. 23, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born Mar. 30, 1956 in Granite City to Alberta (Clark) Hogue of Granite City and the late Harlan Hogue.

Charlie was a U.S. Navy veteran and had worked at Finley Plating. He loved to work on lawnmowers, ride his bike and enjoyed trains.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son: David Hogue; a step-daughter: Dawn (Rudy) Fuentes; 2 grandchildren: Joseph and Marina; 4 brothers;
and 4 sisters.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Harshaw) Hogue, and a brother.

Services will be at a later date.

Lenora Gaye Norris, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. Louis University
Hospital, St. louis, MO.

She was born January 13, 1961 in Granite City, IL to Jack Henry and Mary Mildred (nee: Farrar) Norris.

Lenora worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL for many years.

She is survived by her sister: Joy (Dart) Everett; nieces: Dawn (Tony) Grobe and Lisa (Matthew) Vose; great-nephews: Jackson & Henry Grobe and Michael
Vose all of Brattleboro, VT; and best friend Beverly Unger and her son; Christopher Unger both of St. Charles, MO.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

The family will have a memorial gathering at 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018 at Ravanelli’s Restaurant in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to your local humane society.

Professional service entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.wojstrom.
com.
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Marlen Vincent Perkins, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday,
January 25, 2018.

He was born June 28, 1941 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of the late Michael and Cecilia (Tobben) Perkins.

He married Barbara P. (Franklin) Perkins on June 10, 1960 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired as a supervisor in 2004 from GS Robins in St. Louis after 28 years of dedicated service. Marlen was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic
Church and the Knight of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098. He was also a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and enjoyed his days of
woodworking.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Harley Black of Granite City; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
Jed (Brandi Kirkbride) Perkins of Millstadt, Illinois, Craig and Terry Perkins of Granite City and Douglas and Kristy Perkins of Granite City; ten
grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, LaVern Mull of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Perkins and two sisters, Marybeth Reagan and Mildred Williams.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Masses may be accepted
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John F. “Hank” Hillmer Sr., age 88, of Madison, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Jefferson Barracks VA
Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. John was born on December 18, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Harry Hillmer Sr.
and Nellie (Hawkins) Hillmer.

John was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines and the United States Navy. On December 29, 1961, John
married Norma Hinson, the love of his life, in Madison, IL. He had retired from Alton Mental Health Hospital as an engineer in the boiler room, after many
years of dedicated service. John was a member of Venice Madison American Legion Post 307, Madison AmVets Post 204 and Granite City VFW Post
1300. He enjoyed marching in parades with the American Legion. He also enjoyed gardening, hanging out with his friends at Ernie & Annies and eating at
Apple Tree Restaurant in Granite City, IL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. John
loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his daughter, Jan Juhnke; and by his siblings, Betty Powers, Harold Hillmer, Richard Hillmer,
Robert Hillmer, Raymond Hillmer, Kendall Hillmer Sr. and Harry Hillmer Jr.

John is survived by his devoted wife, Norma Hillmer of Madison, IL; loving children, John Hillmer Jr., of Highland, CA and Keith Hillmer of Branson, MO;
proud grandfather to seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-grandson on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; beloved dog, Lucie;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors provided by the United States Navy.

Memorial donations may be given to American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Alice F. Maxey, 69 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at her home.

Alice was born on October 3, 1948; the daughter of the late Kenneth F. and Dorotha (King) Teeters. Alice was a homemaker that took great pride in taking
care of her family. She enjoyed her days playing Bingo and collecting antiques. Alice will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she
shared with her family and friends.

Alice is survived by and will be missed by her sons; George Lee Maxey Jr. of Granite City, Illinois, Kenneth Wayne Maxey of Granite City, Illinois, Kenneth
Lee Maxey of Granite City, Illinois; her grandchildren, Vincent Capriglione, Geoffrey Maxey, Nicole Maxey and Anthony Puricelli; her great-grandchild,
Spencer Capriglione; her sisters, Priscilla (Stan) Bowling, Patricia (Bob) Orick, Jane (Mike) Johnson, Connie (Terry) Shaw, Janet (Aaron) Harris, Mary
Teeters, Lee Teeters.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband; George Lee Maxey Sr., whom she married on April 24, 1965; her daughter, Dawn
M. Maxey Hearst; her brother, Ralph Teeters.

In celebration of Alice’s life, friends may call on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jerry
Teeters officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Lawrence Alan Watson Sr., 64, of Granite City passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his home with his family at his
side.

He was born October 25, 1953 in East St. Louis. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1974 and spent over 20 years
working for Granite City Steel before retiring.

He is survived by his son, James Nicholas Watson and his fiancé Colette Hehle of Madison; four grandchildren, Chase, Riley, Lillyan and Lariel; three
brothers, Bob, Phillip and John Watson and two sisters, Teresa Merwin and Nancy Kane.

He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Lee Walling; mother, Charlotte Mildred (nee: Jones) Johnson and a son Lawrence Alan Watson Jr.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 25, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be at
a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Laura Kay Waynick, 64, of Granite City passed away Sunday January 21, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.  

She was born September 21, 1953 in St. Louis, MO to Louis Elmer and Helen Lily (Nee: Huffman) Hafner.  

David Waynick and Laura were married June 5, 1992; in total they spent 43 years of love together, he survives.

Laura loved her family.  She enjoyed painting and was an award winning poet.  She had three poems published previously.  She loved the outdoors and to
garden.   She loved nature, her animals and fishing but most of all she loved her family.

She is also survived by a daughter, Della Kay (Gary) Stetler-Williams; son David Edward Waynick; granddaughter, Alexis Paige Crumer; brother, Louis
“Bud” Hafner and two sister, Helen Adell (Mike) Williams and Georgia Doreen (Phillip) Starling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Crystal Dawn Crumer and a brother, Willis Dale Mitchem.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, with friends and family able to share words of reflection at 7 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory in Granite City.  Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Rd.
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Joe “Tom” Thomas Whitt, 71, of Granite City passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born February 28, 1946 in Searcy, AR to William C. and Ella Mae (nee: Voss) Whitt. He married Lisa King January 15, 2010 in Hillsboro, IL; she
survives. Tommy enjoyed playing hacky sack and was an avid antique collector.

He is also survived by five children, Tammy Langford, John Abbott, Tiffany Whitt, Joe Whitt II and Heather Ashby and fiancé, Darrin Toney; five
grandchildren, Leeann Abbott, Tyler Allison, Brenden Stiles, Trisha Kirk and Ronnie Langford and several great grandchildren; two brothers, Billy and J.C.
Whitt and five sisters, Margaret Mayes, Norma Eaker, Patricia McGowan, Donnia Roberts and Linda Latrell and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard, Bobby and Ronnie Whitt and two sisters Gracie Lee and Marie Elston.
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Georgia Kay Stimac, 53, of Granite City died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

Georgia was born on August 16, 1964 in East St. Louis to the late George Kenneth Wagner, Sr and Pauline nee: Lynch Wood.

On September 28, 2001, Georgia married Steven Stimac in Edwardsville, IL.

The loving wife and mother was a school bus driver for Head Start. Georgia enjoyed spending time with her family.

Besides her husband and mother, Georgia is survived by a daughter, Nicole Biggs and her fiancé, Anthony Manescalco of Granite City; step-father, Billy
Ray Wood of Granite City; 3 step-sons:  Nicholas Stimac of Hartford, IL, Jeramy (Joanna)Stimac of Granite City and Richard Keith of Granite City and a
granddaughter, Olivia Stimac.  Also surviving  is a brother, George Kenneth “Kenny” (Kassie) Wagner, Jr of Granite City and 3 sisters:  Donna (Edward)
Graham of Bethalto, Christina (Joe) Doty of Granite City and Judy (Felipe) Rico of Granite City;  a step-brother, Gary (Linda) Wood;  2 step-sisters:  Georgia
(Craig) Pennington and Karen (Tom) Schultz and 3 sisters in law:  Connie Crabtree, Judy (Dean) Sweet and Mary Jo (Mike) Farmer.

Georgia will be greatly missed by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Miss Georgia will also be missed by her Head Start family.

Georgia is preceded in death by her father; a sister, Paula Wagner and step-brother, Bill Wood.

A memorial service will be held at a later date
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John C. Boushard Sr. 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 at DePaul
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born July 26, 1940 in Granite City, a son of the late Clement Earl and Hazel Marcella (Travis) Boushard.

He married Betty “Bernice” (Rody) Boushard on August 13, 1959 in Chester, Illinois and she survives.

He retired January 2, 2001 from Granite City Steel after 42 years of dedicated service as an oiler. He also owned and operated John Boushard Home
Remodeling with over 50 years of service to the community.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville and proudly enjoyed working throughout his life and was proud to instill this work ethic
throughout his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four children and their spouses, Linda and Bill Bush of Collinsville, Jane and John Hudson of Wildwood,
Missouri, John and Tara Boushard Jr. of Granite City and Jeff and Melissa Boushard of Granite City; son-in-law, Ronald Brawley of Collinsville; nine
grandchildren, Christopher and Marcella Brawley, Jessica and Jonathan Dye, Abigale Boushard, Emily Boushard, Lynsey Boushard, Connor Bush, Chloe
Bush, Chase Boushard and Ella Boushard; two sisters, Phyllis Johnson of Harriman, Tennessee and Jean Jobe of Galion, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-
in-law, Bill and Donna Boushard of Collinsville and Mick and Bonnie Boushard of Collinsville; two sisters-in-law, Lola Boushard of Granite City and Wanda
Rody of Arkansas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tami
Lynn Brawley; a brother, Tom Boushard and a sister, Margaret Wilms.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 with Reverend Dr. Tom Hufty and Reverend Paul Byrd officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mrs. Lucy Kate Howard Adams, 91, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at Hidden Lake-Aperion Nursing Home in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend.

Mrs. Adams was born on March 19, 1926 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Robert and Anna (Link) Howard.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of cooking and quilting.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Cyril Howard, Lyra Howard, Orman Howard, Robert Howard, and Lynn Howard and sisters Hazel Howard Sykes
and Hessie Howard.

She married Preston “Pete” Adams on September 15, 1942 in Charleston, Missouri and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1998.

She was the mother of two children Brenda Adams Caito and Jacqueline Adams Mink. She was the mother-in-law to William Caito and Michael Mink. She
was the grandmother of Michael (Lisa) York and Craig (Kathy) York, Danielle Mink Armstrong, Gabrielle Mink, Joseph Mink and Alexander Mink. She was
the great-grandmother of Jessica York, Aaron York, Jacob York, Devon, Dante, and Desmond Armstrong and Gunner Donati. She was the sister of Deane
(Dick) Howard Davis, and sister-in-law of Mitzi Howard and Richard Davis. She was the aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at
1:00 p.m.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Those wishing to make a donation are asked to do so to the Miracle Ear Foundation who provided hearing aids to Mrs. Adams. The foundation will use the
donation to help others receive hearing aids.
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Glenn E. Romine, 81, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:22 a.m. on Sunday, January 21,
2018 in the emergency room at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born March 30, 1936 in Granite City, a son of the late Raymond Lee and Lelia Ann (McCracken) Romine Sr.

He married JoAnn (Harshbarger) Romine on May 14, 1955 in Granite City and she passed away on September 3, 1997.

He retired from the Granite City Street Department in 1998 after over 10 years of dedicated service with the Operating Engineers Local #520 as a heavy
equipment operator.

He had served as a past Democratic Precinct 17 Committeeman, was a former member of the Granite City Elks Lodge #1063 and a member of the
Venice Social Club. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his dear partner of 20 years, Carolyn Wells of Collinsville; daughter, Mary Waltman of Granite City; five grandchildren, Randy Hall, James
(Julia) Isaak, Amy (Brandon) Halstead, Betty (Jeff) Simpson and Lacie (Josh Deason) Waltman; nine great grandchildren; sister, Jeannine Kennington of
Birmingham, Alabama; brother-in-law, Leroy (Ginger) Harshbarger of Collinsville; sister-in-law, Jackie Harshbarger; sons-in-law, Randy Isaak and
Thomas Waltman; nieces; nephews; other extended family and many old friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, JoLynn Isaak; grandson, Joshua Waltman; brother, Raymond
“Speed” Romine Jr.; sister, Erma Buscemi and brother-in-law, Donald Harshbarger.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Bertie Mae Dortch, 84 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her
family.

Bertie was born on June 12, 1933 in Houston County, Tennessee; the daughter of the late A.P. and Clatie (Black) Mitchell. Bertie was a homemaker and
mom who was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church in Granite City. Bertie enjoyed her days of reading, working puzzles and bird watching. She
loved to spend time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Carl M. Dortch, whom she married on January 10, 1959; her children, Mike (Nancy) Curtis of Ellis
Grove, Illinois, Debbie Curtis Bailey of Granite City, Illinois, Cindy Dortch of Granite City, Illinois; her grandchildren, Joseph C. (Mindy) Wallace Sr. of
Edwardsville, Illinois, Melissa (Adam) Duncan of Hecker, Illinois; her great-grandchildren, Joseph C. Wallace Jr., Kayleigh Wallace, Dalton Wallace, Adalyn
Duncan, Draedan Duncan; her brothers, Alfred (Phyllis) Mitchell, Larry (Wanda) Mitchell; her sisters, Brenda (Gary) Nance, Barbara (William) Curtis and
numerous, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A chapel committal service
will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Steven Gray officiating at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights with burial
to follow. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2827 Mockingbird Lane, Granite City, Illinois, 62040.
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Wallace “Wally” Vernon Weidner, age 99, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Granite Nursing
and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Wally was born on December 28, 1918 in St. Louis, MO., a son of the late Edward
Weidner and Dorothy (Eilers) Ceh.

On June 16, 1941, Wally married Ileen Mae Edwards, the love of his life, in Hillsboro, MO. Ileen passed away on January 9, 2005. Wally retired from Ultra-
Life Laboratories as an office manager after many years of dedicated service. He was mechanically inclined and he could fix or repair just about anything.
Wally enjoyed playing cards, riding his Indian Chief Motorcycle and Indian Scout Motorcycle. He also enjoyed spending time at his club house on the
Illinois River in Nutwood, IL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Wally loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He
will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Wally was preceded in death by his stepfather, Victor Ceh; and by his brothers, William Weidner and Marion “Butz”
Weidner.

He is survived by his loving children, Janet Weidner of Jefferson City, MO, Jean Stokes of Jefferson City, MO, Wally (Julie) Weidner of Granite City, IL and
Mary Jane (Norbert) Hummert of St. Libory, IL; proud grandfather to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Irwin Chapel. Wally will be laid to rest next to Ileen
at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John’s Home & Community Care, Collinsville, IL or to S.A.V.E. in Belleville, IL. Donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.
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Diana Joan Sifuentes, 78, of Granite City died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

She was born on December 23, 1939 in Deering, MO to Obie Phillips and Esther nee: Lewis Phillips.

Diana was a homemaker and loved to make others smile. She was the glue of her family, always thinking of others despite her own problems. A selfless
woman who will be loved, missed, and celebrated. She loved dessert and made sure to share with everyone around her.

The loving mother is survived by 3 daughters; Diana (Mike) Miller of St. Louis, MO, Angela Lisa (Mark) Dunscomb of Glen Carbon, IL, and Christina Linda
Whitford of Granite City, IL, 6 grandchildren; Keith (Jennifer) Mathis, Natalie (Matt) Covey, Sam Miller, Tia Whitford, Lezley Whitford, Kayla Whitford, and 7
great-grandchildren.

Diana was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Nancy Lorraine Mathis, a grandson Mark Edward Dunscomb Jr., 2 brothers, Neal Phillips and
Bob Phillips, and a sister, Jane Reyes.

Memorial visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m., officiated by Reverend Henry Crippen, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Wojstrom
Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Bonnie Geraldine Jacobs, 76, of Granite City died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on May 26, 1941 in Elco, IL to Neely H. Stevenson and Luella Mae nee: Hazelwood Stevenson.

Bonnie married Cyrill R. Jacobs, who precedes her in death.

Bonnie was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed making jewelry, coloring and home interior decorations.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by a son, John (Simone) Jacobs of Germany; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Mike
Stevenson and Richard Stevenson a sister, Barbara Langley of Granite City.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, parents; a daughter, Tina Ifland and a sister, JoAnn Mikolaszuk.

Arrangements are pending
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Francis B. “Barney” Schwarzkopf, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:57 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born March 19, 1929 in Granite City, a son of the late Frank B. and Agnes (Roth) Schwarzkopf.

He married Jean (DuBay) Schwarzkopf on February 21, 1954 in Madison and she survives.

He has owned and operated Barney’s Automotive in Granite City with 60 years of quality service to the community.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a
4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098. He cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed his days of traveling, bowling,
fishing and enjoying the lake life and outdoors. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and John Benning of Collinsville; three sons and two daughters-in-law,
John and Debbie Schwarzkopf of Collinsville, Mark Schwarzkopf of Granite City and Frank and Karen Schwarzkopf of Granite City; six grandchildren,
Jessica, Kyle, Corey, Rachel and Ryan Schwarzkopf and Derek Benning; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Nick Schuster.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a Knights of Columbus Chalice Presentation at 6:45 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Daniel W. Whitehead, 61, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home.

He was born April 10, 1956 in Granite City, a son of Elsie (Mitzel) Whitehead of Big Rock, Tennessee and the late Donald Whitehead.

He married Diana L. (Buente) Whitehead on May 6, 1978 in Granite City and she survives. He retired in December 2016 from Granite City Steel after 29
years of dedicated service as a millwright.

He was a faithful member of the Shiloh Christian Church in Glen Carbon where he enjoyed playing the guitar.
He adored his grandchildren and cherished spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his days of fishing, deer hunting and playing golf.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Josh Whitehead of Edwardsville; stepson, Jason Hillis of Granite City; three
grandchildren, Aubrey, William and Morgan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Sissy Whitehead of Granite City and David and Shari Whitehead
of Big Rock, Tennessee; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Cindi and Terry Keeton of Livingston and Rebecca Schooley of Granite City; three
brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Ran Buente of Collinsville and Ron and Tracey Buente of Troy and Steve and Sue Frederick of Bonne Terre,
Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Jacob Eric Whitehead; a sister-in-law, Peggy Lachmiller and a God-daughter, Hannah Keeton.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Nicholas F. Halbeisen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Christian Church in Glen Carbon or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Christina Sandor Johnisee, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born June 10, 1952, in Granite City, a daughter of the late William Michael and Caroline Anne (Pilon) Sandor.

She married Edward C. “Eddie” Johnisee on July 6, 1979 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice.

She retired on May 27, 2009, from the Madison Community Unit School District 12 after 34 years of dedicated and loving years as an elementary teacher.

She enjoyed volunteering as a tutor with Calvary Life Church in Granite City and caring for other's throughout her life. She was an avid Coca-Cola fan, loved
traveling, enjoying the beach and taking in the sunshine in her years of trips to Panama City Beach and around the world. She was a member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Madison and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. Spending time with her grandchildren was the biggest joy in her life. She will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 43 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Adam Sandor Johnisee (Megan) of Maryville; a daughter,
Elizabeth Anne “Lucy” Johnisee of Granite City; two grandsons, William Edward and Michael Anthony Johnisee; a sister, Lisa Marie Sandor (Byron
Harrington) of Florissant, Missouri; mother-in-law, Josephine Johnisee of Granite City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Morris Chapman of
Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rosemary Celeste and
George Molnar and Carol Ann Davies and father-in-law, Eddie E. Johnisee.

In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 5:00 p.
m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to CARITAS Family Solutions, 8601 West Main Street, Suite 201, Belleville, IL 62223
or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1972 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114
and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Myrtle Marie Kellebrew, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Sun. Jan. 14, 2018 at Granite Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City, IL.

She was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Sparta, IL to the late Fred & Helen Cole.

Myrtle was loved by so many people and will be missed. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and loved spending time with family.

Mrs. Kellebrew is survived by her 2 daughters: Darlene (Carl) Johnson of Granite City, IL and Patricia Harrington of Longview, WA; 4 grandchildren: Loretta
Mines, Rodney Johnson, Tracy (Brian) Stotts and Kimberly Beck; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; 3 brothers: Don, Roger and Dale
Cole; and 2 sisters: Betty and Donna Kay.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Lenwood Kellebrew of 47 years; 2 brothers: John and Fred Cole Jr.; and 2 sisters:
Dorothy and Ethel.

Services are private.
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Jeffrey Motes, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab in Granite
City.

He was born May 13, 1969 in Frankfurt, Germany to Sharon M. (Klann) Motes of Granite City and Kenneth J. Motes of Granite City.

Jeff had worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital as a parking attendant and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his step-mother, Judy (Easler Kinworthy) Motes of Granite City and a step-sister, LouAnn Kinworthy of
Wood River, IL.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Melanie Motes.

Services are private.
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Robert “Bob” Allen Patrick, 79, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 4:16 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 11,2018 in Olathe, KS.

He was born Aug. 16, 1938 in Mattoon, IL to the late Edgar & Sylvia I. “Sybil” (Williamson) Patrick.

Bob had been a mortgage broker and an art designer for the Granite City Press Record. He loved to play softball and was a past Granite City Park
Commissioner.  Bob also started the Granite City Little Rascals Football Club in 1970 and coached for many years.

Survivors include 3 sons: Mark (Debbie) Patrick of Kansas City, MO, Brian (Kym Murray) Patrick of Pontoon Beach and Doug (Melodie) Patrick of Olathe,
KS; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Richard (Tommi) Patrick of Claremore, OK and Donald (Sherri) Patrick of Louisiana, MO; and
friends: LouAnne (Carl) Haskins of FL.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed. Jan. 17, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thurs. Jan.
18, 2018 with Pastor Charles West officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL.
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Dewey Edwin Obermeier, Jr., 61, of Granite City, IL passed away at 4:56 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born February 2, 1956 in Granite City, IL to Dewey Edwin and Nola Marie (nee: Martin) Obermeier, Sr.

Dewey and Mary F. Householder were married in Granite City, IL for 45 years.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and westerns.

He is survived by his wife: Mary F. Householder of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Nola (Clinton) Williams, Lucy (Jeff) Obermeier and Sally Obermeier of
Granite City, IL; son: Larry (Charles) Obermeier of Collinsville, IL; nine grandchildren: Brandon, Jeff, Brianna, Megan, James, Tyler, Jimmy, Saraina and
Alex; and two brothers: Greg (Patricia) Obermeier of TX and Darrin (Angelina) Obermeier of NV.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter: Tina Obermeier.

The family will have a memorial service at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018 at New Creation Fellowship, 100 Greenway Dr., Mitchell, IL.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Marcella Rae Edwards, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Thurs. Jan. 11, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born Dec. 15, 1948 in Granite City to the late Charley & Margaret Elizabeth (Gaeng) Ragan.

On May 4, 2012, she and Ernest Hugh Edwards were married in Edwardsville, IL. He survives in Granite City.

Mrs. Edwards worked for Stearns Nursing & Rehab for 25 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters: Angela Marie Whitesides of St. Peters, MO and Kelly Rae (Allen) Shepard of Edwardsville; a
son: Darrell (Lisa) Cooper of Miami, FL; 2 step-sons: Eric Edwards and Eron Edwards of Granite City; a step-daughter: Hollee (Tom) Pinkerton of Granite
City; 13 grandchildren: Brent Whitesides, Tyler Whitesides, Brooke Whitesides, Emma Shepard, Lucas Shepard, Kellen Shepard, Taylor Cooper, Michael
Edwards, Travis Edwards, Tara Edwards, Tommy Pinkerton, Karli Pinkerton and Cody Cooper; 5 great-grandchildren: Camden Mackey, Madalynn
Pinkerton, Khale Pinkerton, Ada Pinkerton and Titon Pinkerton; 2 sisters: Jackie Kirkover of Pontoon Beach, IL and Mary Mummy of Granite City; and her
mother-in-law: Doris Klenke of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ragan and a sister, Hazel Durraugh.

The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.
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Phyllis D. Gibson, 69 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Belleville Memorial Hospital.

Phyllis was born on April 1, 1948 in Kentucky; the daughter of the late Raymond and Beulah (Pyatt) O’Dell. Phyllis was a homemaker and enjoyed
spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her unique personality and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Cheryl (Luke) Proyaseng of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Anthony Gibson of Granite City, Illinois, Jeffrey
(Mary) Gibson of Alton, Illinois, Michael (Becky) Gibson of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren, Richard Proyaseng, Benjamin (Julia) Proyaseng, David
Proyaseng, Ja`Lynn Gibson, Zaakree Gibson, Brett Cull, Mahlea Wilkerson, Brianna Gibson, Joseph Gibson, Katelynn Gibson, Tyler Gibson, Emma
Gibson, Raymond Gibson; Shane Proyaseng, Sebastian Proyaseng; her sisters, Carolyn Hofland, Sharon Yonker; brother, Vernon O’Dell.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brothers; Eddie and Clyde; her sisters, Eva, Norma and Hilda.

In celebration of Phyllis’s life, a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 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. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Michael “Mike” Dwayne Francis, age 53, of Granite City, IL, passed away on December 16, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital,
O’Fallon, IL. Michael was born on August 17, 1964 in Farmington, MO, a son of the late Everett Francis and Eugenia
(Davis) Francis.

Mike was an excellent carpenter who enjoyed working with his hands. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially with his
grandchildren, who he adored. Mike 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 loving children, Michelle (Mike) Pickard of Poplar Bluff, MO, Kristina (Michael) DeWitt of Ironton, MO and Samantha Hill of Greenville,
IL; sister, Becky (Jim) Hileman of Granite City, IL; brother, Everett Francis II of Wilsonville, IL; proud grandfather to Sebastian, Tristan, Calen, Dillon, Emily,
Nickson and Nickiyah; step-mother, Carol Francis of New Douglas, IL; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; extended family and
friends.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Granite City Moose Lodge, 2521 Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.
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Joan Towery, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Christian Northeast Hospital, St.
Louis, MO. Joan was born on October 28, 1941, in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Walter Pearl Bess and Mary Ann
Elizabeth (Shackelford) Bess.

On May 29, 1960, Joan married Keith R. Towery, the love of her life. Keith passed away on November 10, 2013. Joan was a faithful member of Clark
Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. She retired as a school bus driver after thirty plus years of dedicated service. In her younger years, she loved
playing softball. Joan also enjoyed oil painting, sewing and making crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Joan loved life,
she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Raymond Davis.

She is survived by her loving children, Kathy Harper of Granite City, IL, Walter (Pamela Sullivan) Towery of Granite City, IL and David (Jan) Towery of
Hazelwood, MO; dear sister, Janette Farquhar of Licking, MO; proud grandmother to Stacie (Jeremy Skaggs) Harper, Christopher Harper, Jamie (John)
Arzuagas, Emilie Towery, Adam Johnson, Katie Ward, Joshua Towery and Carolina Richardson; proud great-grandmother to Jared Skaggs, Ben Skaggs,
Alora Smith, Camryn Ward, Connor Johnson, Raelynn Newberry and Kayden Newberry; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Irwin Chapel. Interment will be in Lake View
Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Pamela “Pam” Lee Smallman, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Pam was born on March 22, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late
Samuel Doty and Marjorie (Heath) Doty.

On January 3, 1981, Pam married Eugene “Gene” Smallman, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Pam worked at the Madison County Jail for many years,
attaining the rank of Sergeant. Pam never met a stranger; she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She enjoyed shopping, driving
her convertible and traveling to a beach to put her toes in the sand. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Pam 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, Pam was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Jerrell.

Pam is survived by her devoted husband, Gene Smallman of Granite City, IL; loving children, Lora (Jacob) Del Rio of Collinsville, IL, Tyler (Ruth Gallego)
Smallman of Decatur, GA and Emily Smallman of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Ruth Gage, Marilyn (Bill) Wolfe and Karen (Dennis) Beasley all of Granite
City, IL; proud honorary grandma to Ella and Matthew Werner; nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, with Pastor
Mike Rayson officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL.
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Arthur E. “Gene” Cox, 90, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

T
he son of the late Clarence W. and Pauline Ann (Glass) Cox Laney. Gene was born on January 26, 1927 in Granite City. With the exception of several
years residing in St. Louis, Missouri and Salt Lake City, Utah, he lived the majority of his life in Granite City where he attended Granite City Schools
(Washington School, Central Junior high and Granite City Senior High School), raised his family and developed lifelong friends and relationships.

Gene worked for the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (ASCOM), He retired in 1981 after 30 years of dedicated service as an Inventory Management
Specialist. A United States Navy Veteran, Gene proudly served his country both in World War II (1944-1946) and the Korean War (1950-1951). From 1949 -
1950, he served in the Naval Reserve. He loved the USA; the loyalty and pride he felt for our country was undeniable.

Anyone who knew Gene was fully aware of his intense love of sports. Second only to his family; sports, especially softball, baseball and football was his
true passion throughout his entire life. Beginning in 1946, his softball career spanned over thirty years. He played, umpired and managed for teams that
included Granite City Depot, the Engineers, Marge’s Tip Top, Umberhines, Victory A’s, Mexican Honorary Commission and both slow and fast-pitch ball for
Millie and Mickey’s. In 1959, Millie and Mickey’s became the only local team ever to win a State fast-pitch title and were inducted into the Granite City Sports
Hall of Fame in 1994. Later, in 2012, Gene was also inducted into the Hall of Fame where he was honored as a player, manager, umpire and was also
acknowledged for his volunteer work as an usher. Gene received numerous awards and achievements throughout his athletic career, but these
inductions were by far two of his greatest honors. Gene was also a loyal and devoted fan of the St. Louis Brown’s Baseball Team and regularly attended
the club’s annual reunions. He enjoyed hobnobbing with the ole Brownie players and became friends with most of them, including J. W. Porter, Bud
Thomas, Art Richman, Ned Garver, Ed Mickelson and Stan Musial. He was later chosen to serve on the Board of the St. Louis Brown’s Historical Group
and Fan club. He was also a die-hard Notre Dame Football fan. He volunteered as an usher for the Notre Dame Football games for twenty-one years;
working the stands, gates, wheelchair area and was later selected to serve as a captain.

Gene is survived by two daughters and a son-in law, Cheryl and Don Crawford of Granite City and Janice Rynearson of Utah; a grandson, Jeffree
Rynearson, two granddaughters, DeeAnna Rynearson and Tyrra Hickey two great granddaughters; Charee Rynearson and Robyn Aucoin, three great
grandsons, Kyler Rynearson, Braydon Allen and Noah Hutson, two great-great grandchildren, Ryker Ballard and Londyn Jean Peck; a sister, Terry Rea; a
brother, Robert Cox; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Cox and Loretta Clark; five Godchildren, Craig Garrett, Darla Minnick, John Six, Lori Schneider and Julie
Berviller Moran, nieces; nephews; cousins, extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Loral; former wife and mother of his daughters, Frances (Freeman) Cox; stepfather,
Hillie “Al” Laney; son-in-law, James E. Rynearson; granddaughter, Cari Ann Crawford; mother-in-law, Margaret Mueller; two brothers, Clarence W. Cox, Jr.
and James E. Cox and sister-in-law, Doris White.

In celebration of his life, private services was held on Monday, January 15, 2018.
He was laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors for his service. Reverend Mark Maynard celebrated and
honored a life well lived along with Gene’s family and friends.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions can be made to Granite City Sports Hall of Fame.
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Phyllis Leotta Bodi, 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Tues. Jan. 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Sept. 3, 1941 in Anna, IL to the late Frank & Marie (McCracken) Dailey.

She had worked for Emerson Electric for 18 years, retiring in 1995 and she loved to spend time with her kids and grandkids.

Surviving are 4 daughters: Donna (Rick) Peck and Susan K. (Mike Simpson) Strubberg of Granite City, Vicki (Esley) Welch of Pierron, IL and April Hall of
Arlington, TX; a son: Jeffrey (Nancy) Strubberg of Granite City; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Darron
and Keith; and 5 sisters: Shirley, Sheila, Pam, Avis and Karen.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son: Steven Strubberg; son-in-law: Butch Hall; and a sister: Sharon.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Thurs. Jan. 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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Elva Mae “Ebb” Spiceland, 91 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City, Illinois.

Ebb was born on February 19, 1926 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Howard and Anna (Thomason) Weston. Ebb was a founding member
of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City. She was a homemaker who spent her days raising her family and taking care of others. Ebb will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her son; Philip “Flip” (Ellen) Spiceland of Acworth, Georgia; her granddaughter, Jill (Rob) Bristow of Acworth,
Georgia; her grandson, Ty Spiceland of Acworth, Georgia; her great-grandchildren, Callie Bristow, Jack Bristow of Acworth, Georgia; her sister, Sue (Babe)
Champion of Granite City, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Ebb was preceded in death by her husband; Walter Spiceland, whom she married on March 22, 1947; her sister, Kate Bailey.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mike Allen officiating at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Clark Avenue
Church of Christ, 2130 Clark Ave., Granite City, Illinois, 62040.
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William Russell “Billy” Lijewski, 24, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in the
emergency room at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born October 6, 1993 in Maryville, a son of Richard D. Lijewski of Caseyville and Judy M. (Tanner) Lijewski of Collinsville.

He was working at Maurizio’s Pizza & Sports Bar in downtown St. Louis. He was a 2012 graduate of Granite City High School where he was on the
National Honor Society, member of the Speech and Debate Clubs and enjoyed being on the bowling team. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a brother, Nathan Lijewski of Granite City; grandparents, Ronald Lijewski of Fairview Heights and
William and Donna Tanner of Granite City; an uncle, Russell Lijewski of Godfrey; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Lijewski and an uncle, William Tanner Jr.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 4225 Old Alton Road in Granite City at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13,2018.

Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous.
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Geraldine Young, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home.

She was born March 23, 1944 in Hiram, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Helen Marie (Kramer) Golden.

She married Everett D. Young on February 27, 1963 in Lowndes, Missouri and he passed away on September 12, 2016.
She was a beautician out of her home with over 40 years of service. She loved antiques and will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Mary Young of Granite City and Shawn and Laura Young of Granite City; a grandson, Ryan
Young; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Wade Duncan of Fredericktown, Missouri and Betty and Al Graham of Little Rock, Arkansas; a brother
and sister-in-law, Bud and Viv Golden of Columbia, Missouri; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wayne and Olive Young of Summersville, Missouri; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Leroy Golden.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard
officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Virginia Alvina Garcia, age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL. Virginia was born on January 19, 1954 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Damasio “Danny”
Vasquez and Gertrude (Ibarra) Vasquez.

Virginia was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She also enjoyed cleaning and cooking. Virginia 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, Virginia was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Garcia; children, Adrian Vasquez, Amelia Vasquez, Veronica Garcia, Melissa Garcia, Michael Vasquez, Monica
Vasquez, Charles Vasquez, Julia Vasquez, Amanda Vasquez and Poncho Garcia; four brothers; six sisters; many grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery,
Belleville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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James L. Jones, 59, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City.

He was born on March 31, 1958 in Tacoma, WA to the late Junior and Gladys nee: Lyerla Jones.

James was a registered nurse for 35 years until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing.

James is survived by 3 sisters: Linda Whitford Jones and her fiancé, Curtis Ray of Granite City, Diana (Billy) Simmerman of Anna, IL and Sandra Sullivan
of Jonesboro, IL.

James is preceded in death by his parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of GraniteCity.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Robert J. Kiselka, 84, of Granite City died on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL.

He was born on December 1, 1933 in Cleveland, OH to the late William and Rose nee: Yobby Kiselka.

Robert married Mary Dowdy in Granite City, IL on March 25, 1955.

The avid NASCAR and stockcar racing fan enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a truck driver for 28 years and member of Teamsters Local 525. He was
owner and operator of Bob’s Autobody in Madison, IL.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a daughter, Gail (Lynn) Beaver of Granite City; a son, Gary Kiselka and his girlfriend Tracy Seibold of Granite City; 3
grandchildren: Jason (Teri) Beaver, Jaime (Jeremy) Waters and Jessica (Lucas) Springer; 3 great grandchildren: McKenna, Taylor and Ava and a brother
Edward (Mary Ann) Kiselka of Brighton, IL.

Besides his parents, Robert is preceded in death by grandson, Gary Robert Kiselka; 2 brothers: William Kiselka and Nicholas Kiselka and a sister, Lillian
Ziats.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Burial will follow at St John Cemetery on Nameoki Rd in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Vernadean Marie Becker, 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:50 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehab Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born March 21, 1929 in St. Louis, MO to Frank Decker and Bernice (nee: Ferraro) Ross.

Vernadean was retired from Ameren where she had worked in the payroll office.

She is survived by a son: Roger Becker of Granite City, IL, a daughter: Antonette Marie (Garry) Robert of Jonesboro, Ark, several grandchildren and great
grandchildren and a brother: Jim (Caroline) Decker of FL.

She was preceded in death by both parents.
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Elsie M. Cook, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born March 2, 1921 in Pinnacle, Arkansas, a daughter of the late John Frank and Noella Duffy (Campbell) Williams.

She married Jack Thomas Cook on November 9, 1941 in Roland, Arkansas and he passed away on December 22, 1978.

She was a loving and devoted homemaker and enjoyed attending New Creation Fellowship in Mitchell. She enjoyed helping with Relay for Life, cooking,
sewing and keeping up to date with the daily news. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Douglas F. Cook of Granite City, a daughter, M. Lynette Cook-Dunham of Mitchell; son-in-law, Michael Mercer of Pontoon Beach;
six grandchildren and their spouses, Tinette Medley, Tracy and James Hillmer, Tammy Cook, Thomas Mercer, Lindsey and Cory Markham and Melissa
and Woody Soonattrakul; fifteen great grandchildren, Bradley, Alyssa, Quinn, Cole, Drew, Darick, Darian, Lauren, Justin, Dustin, Devan, James, Sasha,
Jackson and Mayah; seven great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Kennedy of Roland, Arkansas and Patricia Grimmette of Little Rock, Arkansas;
many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vanessa Mercer; a granddaughter, Rhana Derr and a son-in-
law, Roy Dunham.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Davis officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dennis R. Johnson Sr., 71 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Anderson Hospital.

Dennis was born on June 27, 1946 in Granite City, Illinois; the son of the late Floyd and Gloria (Rainwater) Johnson. Dennis was the Loss Control Director
for Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors and Engineers in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member and served on the Safety Committee for the
Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri and enjoyed being outside fishing and working in his garden with his wife, Jan. Dennis loved to
spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Dennis is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Janet “Jan” (Heiman) Johnson, whom he married on May 3, 1969; his children, Dennis R. (Andrea)
Johnson Jr. of Granite City, Illinois, Stacy (Tom) Niesciur of Edwardsville, Illinois; his grandchildren, Hayley (Michael) Hipp, Madison Niesciur, Avery
Johnson, Aiden Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Jai Hipp, Eden Hipp; his brother, Kevin (Jadie) Johnson; his sister, Stephanie (Craig) Sudholdt.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Groboski.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Dennis’s
life, services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Danny Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Valley
View Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Dorothy Virginia Veach, 89 of Carlyle, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at
Carlyle Health Care Center.

Dorothy was born on January 25, 1929 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Mildred L. (Stevens) Miller. Dorothy was a homemaker
who was a member of Bethel Chapel in Granite City, Illinois and enjoyed attending the Assembly of God Church in Carlyle, Illinois. Dorothy will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Sandy Kirksey of Carlyle, Illinois; her granddaughter, Kimberly (Terry) Wilkerson; her great-
grandchildren, Alexis Robert, Hannah Robert, Ashley Robert; her sisters, Peggy Klingmann, Mary Havell; her brothers, Donald (Brenda) Miller, Jack (Alicia)
Miller.

In addition to Dorothy’s parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Roland W. Veach, whom she married on July 16, 1949; her granddaughter,
Dawn Renee Vest; her son-in-law, Don Kirksey; her sisters, Eretta Hale, Betty Miller, Melba (Jim) Vernon, Norma Jean (Johnny) Moore; her brothers,
James Miller, Dale Miller, Wayne Miller.

In Celebration of Dorothy’s life, friends may call on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor David
Brimm officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are
suggested to the family or Autism Speaks. 1121 Olivette Executive Parkway, suite 220, St. Louis, Missouri 63132.
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Sandra M. “Sandy” Rowen, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born November 20, 1954 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Finis and Hassie (Kirkpatrick) Harrington.

She married Kenneth D. “Kenny” Rowen on March 4, 1999 in Granite City and he survives.

She retired in 2012 from Olin Brass in East Alton after 18 years of dedicated service as an adjuster.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of Restoration Church in Granite City. She loved arts and crafts and was
talented in painting, ceramics and crocheting. She loved to build things and was a member of the Carpenter’s Local #633. Sandy had a love for animals
and cherished her dog and enjoyed her days of playing pool.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her children, Joey and wife, Tarra Buckingham of Belleville, Angela and husband, David Steinman of
Granite City, Jamie Maulding and fiancé, Beau Hutson of Granite City and Melissa Munro and boyfriend, James Barnard of Granite City; son-in-law, Kevin
Munro II of Arnold, Missouri; adopted children, Christina McNall and Todd Parzygnat; grandchildren, Kandis, Heather, Brenden, Sean, Tyler, Austin, Deven
and Lexi Buckingham, Brittany and fiancé, Brian, Meagan and Gregory Marti, Seth Brooks, Landon Steinman, Makayla Maulding, Kevin Munro III and
Aulbrey Munro; adopted grandchildren, Christian Lamb and Jacqueline Lamb; great grandchildren, Candra, Cole, Caleeha, Luke, Karsynn and Breelyn;
sisters, Peggy and husband, Bill Glendening of Texas, Carol and husband, Jim Meyer of St. Jacob and Donna Harrington of Bethalto; brother, Ron
Harrington of Godfrey; sister-in-law, Carolyn Schwerdtfeger of Marine; best friend, Carol Wall of Granite City; niece, Johnell Cook of Marine; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Louise Buckingham; sister-in-law, Sandy Harrington and a brother-in-
law, Phil Schwerdtfeger.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ellen Eileen Hull, 87, of Granite City died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home.

She was born on August 8, 1930 in Carlinville, IL to the late Victor and Minnie Ruth nee: Hopper Wiser.

Ellen was a cook at Donaldson Café in Mitchell, IL for over 40 years until her retirement. She loved bird watching and enjoyed her flower garden. Ellen was
known affectionately to all as “Granny”. Ellen loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved all of her nieces, nephews
and friends.

Ellen is survived by 2 daughters: Lorrie (Bob) Stoppkotte of Granite City and Carolyn Young of Granite City; a son, William (Christina) Hull of Granite City; 5
grandchildren: Jennifer (Patrick) Ryan, Elizabeth (Jeff) Leitman, Kristy ( David) Sollazzo, Nikki (Patrick) Crader and Tony (Jayne) Hull and 11 great
grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Raymond (Marilyn) Wiser of Fredericktown, MO; 3 sisters: Ruth Gan of Granite City, Ruby Thomas of Granite City
and Mary (Bud) Cook of Granite City and Keith Fears of Granite City, who is a special friend that Ellen considered as a son.

Besides her parents, Ellen is preceded in death by 5 brothers: Robert Wiser, Leonard Wiser, Stanley Wiser, Herb Wiser and William Wiser and 2 sisters:
Martha Kratzer and Norma Hull.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Peggy Anna Howard, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL.
Peggy was born on April 19, 1947 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Fred Hull and Bertha Mae (Craig) Hull.

Peggy retired from Buffalo Tools in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated service. In her younger years, she enjoyed making ceramics with her
children. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Peggy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Jackson Smith; one brother, Gerald Hull; three sisters, Neva Ezell,
Gladys McKinney and Betty Fuller.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Harold David Howard of Granite City, IL; loving children, Gale (Lee) Bilyeu and Jerry (Lisa Elkins) VanGilder both
of Granite City, IL; one brother, Gene (Fay) Hull of Granite City, IL; one sister, Bonnie Davis of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandmother to Bradley John Smith;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday with Pastor Robert Hull officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on
Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Steven B. Fears, 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:28 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Integrity
Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Godfrey.

He was born August 18, 1953 in Venice, Illinois, a son of the late Floyd and Edna (Brawley) Fears.

He had worked in the automotive industry throughout the states of Illinois, California and Florida with over 40 years of service in sales and management.

He had a love for classic muscle cars and enjoyed restoration of them. He also enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two brothers, Gary Fears of Delray Beach, Florida and Keith Fears of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Victor Fears, Anastasia Fears,
Katrina (Chris) Flournoy, Samantha (Michael) Vanesler, Brandon Butler, Joey Lowrey, Dakota Fears, Nicholas Fears, Serina Vanesler, Alex Butler, Gage
Vanesler, Ryan Joyce and Sean Joyce; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathleen Fears, Margaret Fears and Linda Fears Butler and one brother, Michael
Fears.

In celebration of his life, a private family service will be held.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Ruby Marie-Cathleen Garlick, 40, of Granite City died on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 24, 1977 in Granite City, IL to Donald L. Dayton, Sr and Peggy nee: Brooks Dayton.

Ruby attended the Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. She enjoyed helping everyone and anyone. It was in her nature to be a giving person. She also
attended Narcotics Anonymous.

Besides her mother: Peggy nee: Brooks Dayton and step-father: James Jones of Granite City, IL, Ruby is survived by 2 brothers: Donald Dayton, Jr of
Granite City and Brad Alan Dayton of Granite City and 9 god daughters.

Ruby is preceded in death by her father: Donald L. Dayton, Sr.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 10101 W. Main St., Belleville, IL.
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Marlene J. Woodside, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on December 20, 2017. Marlene was born on November
30, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Horace and Vivian (Crum) Shanks.

Marlene was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She
retired after thirty-six years of dedicated service as a registered nurse. On June 5, 1976, Marlene married Frank Woodside, at St. Francis Xavier College
Church in St. Louis, MO. Frank passed away on June 8, 2007.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marlene was preceded in death by her sister, Irma (Shanks) Lasky; brothers, Perry, Thomas, Jesse and Leonard
Shanks; sister-in-law, Claire Shanks; nephews, Marc Lasky and Tom Shanks.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Daphene Shanks, niece, Linden (Jim) Linndemann, nephew, Rev. Michael (Susanne) Lasky. There are numerous, nieces
and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, but four nieces must be given special mention for all the many things they have helped me with,
or done for me; Virginia (Carroll) Sanders, Patricia (Jerry) Greten, Janet Place and Susanne (Michael) Lasky. My life has been filled with exciting
adventures.

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

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Marlene will be laid to rest next to Frank at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery, Todds Mill, IL

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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RuthAnn Partney Gabriel (nee Druhe) 79 , was born on November 23, 1938, in Granite City, IL, and passed away
peacefully on December 31, 2017 at 12:22 p.m. in her home surrounded by her loving family.

A lifelong resident of Granite City, she was the oldest child of 5, and attended St. Joseph School, Granite City High School, and De Paul Hospital School of
Nursing. Her areas of nursing included hospital work, teaching student practical nurses at the F.W. Olin School of Practical Nursing, doctors office work,
and as the Infection Control Coordinator at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL. Following her retirement, she also worked as a substitute school
nurse for the Riverview Garden School District.

She was a member of A.P.I.C Association of Practioners of Infection Control, past president of Business and Professional Women’s Association in
Granite City, and a member of the American Cancer Society.
She was member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, and then Holy Family Parish where she served as a member of the Parish Council,
coordinator of the Renew Program, Eucharistic Minister, member of the Friends of Holy Family funeral meals, and member of the Praise ministry.

RuthAnn enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting, music, reading and people, especially helping others. In her earlier years,
she enjoyed entertaining the buncoettes, and her family, with Christmas being her favorite holiday. She enjoyed spending time with her family, children,
and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 7 years, Donald W. Partney, Sr., Mayor of Granite City, and her husband of 33 years, Henry R. Gabriel,
Architect, Artist, and Entrepreneur; her parents, Lawrence and Rose (nee Bauza) Druhe and her brother, Lawrence S. Druhe.

Surviving are her daughters, Donna Partney Griffin (Dominic) of St. Louis, MO and Diane Partney Brown (Dave) of Granite City, IL; her grandchildren Kara
Partney, Nathan, Ryan, and Lauren Griffin, and Savanna Brown; her siblings Kenny (Sandy) Druhe of Glen Carbon, IL, Carol (Bill) Schreiber of Worden, IL,
Tom (Dara) Druhe , and sister-in-law Gloria Druhe of Mitchell, IL. Additional surviving family members include cousins, nieces, and nephews; and family
members by marriage to include Beth (John) Petish of Florida, Jane (John) Rozycki of Glen Carbon, IL, Karen Gabriel of St. Louis, MO, grandchildren,
Jason Wood, Gabrielle Hatten, Nathan Gabriel, and great-grandchildren Carter and Rosie Hatten; and members of the Partney families.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, January 5, 2018 with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Gloria “Jean” Jones, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:34 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 20, 1942 in Pulaski County, Illinois, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Essie (Mayberry) Buckingham.

She married Michael W. Jones on August 24, 1963 in Granite City and he passed away in April 2011.

She had retired in 2004 from Glik’s in Granite City after 20 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City and
cherished her grandchildren. Jean loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She had a special love of the Christmas season and enjoyed her
collection of Santa Claus. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Tim McIlvoy of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Jones of Aviston; five
grandchildren, Mary Alice Harris, Chance Jones, Ryan McIlvoy, Kaitlin McIlvoy and Cole Jones; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Phyllis “Deanie” Burcham.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 with Reverend Robert Schneider officiating.

Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Vernon O. “Vern” Campbell, 79 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Memorial
Hospital East in Shiloh, Illinois.

Vernon was born on June 13, 1938, the son of the late Taylor and Katie C. (Lamb) Campbell. Vernon was a maintenance supervisor at WalMart in
Collinsville, Illinois and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Vernon was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed his
days watching all sports. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan and loved to go fishing. Most of all Vernon loved his family and will be
remembered for all the special times they shared.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Kathleen (Pope) Campbell, whom he married on February 16, 1988; his children, Teresa & (John) Brown
of Mitchell, Illinois, Elizabeth Quigley of Granite City, Illinois, Mark Quigley (Amber Holder) of Granite City, Illinois, Aaron Campbell of Granite City, Illinois;
his grandchildren, Sean Campbell, Patrick Brown, Ryleigh Dalton, Cadince Quigley, Wyatt Quigley, Kyleigh Pugh; his great-granddaughter, Lavada Mae
Patrick; his brothers, Harold (LaRetha) Campbell, Dan Campbell and numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by his brothers; Ed Campbell, Robert Campbell, Ernie Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Wallace
Campbell; his sisters; Bea Parkman, Mary Campbell.

Friends may call on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Vernon’s life,
services will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Marty DeRoche officiating. Burial will follow at St. John
Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Marlene J. Woodside, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on December 20, 2017. Marlene was born on November
30, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Horace and Vivian (Crum) Shanks.

Marlene was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She
retired after thirty-six years of dedicated service as a registered nurse. On June 5, 1976, Marlene married Frank Woodside, at St. Francis Xavier College
Church in St. Louis, MO. Frank passed away on June 8, 2007.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marlene was preceded in death by her sister, Irma (Shanks) Lasky; brothers, Perry, Thomas, Jesse and Leonard
Shanks; sister-in-law, Claire Shanks; nephews, Marc Lasky and Tom Shanks.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Daphene Shanks, niece, Linden (Jim) Linndemann, nephew, Rev. Michael (Susanne) Lasky. There are numerous, nieces
and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, but four nieces must be given special mention for all the many things they have helped me with,
or done for me; Virginia (Carroll) Sanders, Patricia (Jerry) Greten, Janet Place and Susanne (Michael) Lasky. My life has been filled with exciting
adventures.

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

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Marlene will be laid to rest next to Frank at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery, Todds Mill, IL

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Glenda Gene Coleman, 66, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 24, 2017 at her home with her
daughters at her side.

She was born May 4, 1951 in Granite City, IL to the late Elvin & Sadie (Outland) Mitcherson.

Glenda had been a Surgical Coordinator at SSM DePaul’s Surgical Arts Department for over 20 years before retirement. She loved to cook shop and
garden.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Christine K. Coleman of Edwardsville, IL, Kimberly (Ed) Motl of Troy, IL and Amanda (James) Christman of Imperial, MO; 12
grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; a brother; and an aunt: Barbara “Bobbie” Douglas of Maryville, IL.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Michael Coleman.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in the spring.
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David E. Ohlendorf, 93 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Eden Village in Glen
Carbon.
David was born on November 2, 1924 in Venice, Illinois; the son of the late William and Hester (Howland) Ohlendorf. David was a crane operator at
Granite City Steel and proudly served his country in the United States Army in WW II. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and
a member of the Granite City American Legion. During his free time, David enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with his model trains. He enjoyed his days
of driving his Buick, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter-in-law; Linda Ohlendorf of Maryville, Illinois; his grandchildren, Matt Ohlendorf of Edwardsville, Illinois,
Amy Ohlendorf of O’Fallon, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Ohlendorf, whom he married on August 5, 1947 and his son, David Ohlendorf.
A private family burial will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road is serving the family.
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Richard H. Martin, 46 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his home.

Richard was born on October 26, 1971 in Granite City, Illinois. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army and had a love for Harley
Davidson Motorcycles. He was a member of the Venice American Legion Post #307 and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed duck hunting. Most of all he
loved to spend time with his family. Richard will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Mary F. (Johnson) Martin of Granite City, Illinois; his children, Kristina Martin (Nathan Wingerter) of Granite
City, Illinois, Megan Martin of Granite City, Illinois, Tyler Martin of Granite City, Illinois; his dad, Phillip Martin Sr. of Granite City, Illinois; his sisters, Barbara
(Kirk) Beam of O’Fallon, Missouri, April (Kris) Brumley of Granite City, Illinois; his brothers, Phillip Martin Jr. (Christine Brocklesby-Cain) of O’Fallon,
Missouri, Craig (Tonia) Martin of Garfield, Arkansas and numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his mom; Brenda (Milton) Martin.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Richard’s
life, services will be on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. A private family burial will be at
St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City at a later date.
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Marsha Faye Adams, 49, of Granite City, IL passed away at 12:12 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017 at her home.

She was born Mar. 25, 1968 in Granite City to Ralph Bradford of Granite City and the late Velma Lou (Gregory) Butcher.

Marsha loved her family and was a WrestleMania fan.

She is survived by a son: Anthony Adams of Granite City; a grandchild; a brother: Robert (Dana) Butcher Jr. of Collinsville, IL; and a sister: Carol Bradford of
Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Joshua “Josh” Richard Bradford; step-father: Robert Eugene Butcher Sr.; and a sister: Brenda
Francis.

Services are private.
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Ruth Ann Slone, 61, of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:09 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born June 12, 1956, in Granite City, IL.

Ruth and Paul Slone married on December 19, 1987 in Granite City, IL. They were married 30 years.

Ruth had worked several places over the years, to include: McDonalds, Kmart and the Dollar Tree. She enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother the
most. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City, IL.

Survivors include her husband: Paul D. Slone of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Dawn Slone of Granite City, IL, Kathleen Terrell of Madison, IL, and
Tiffany Slone of Godfrey, IL; seven sons: Larry Slone of Granite City, IL. Eric (Jennifer) Slone of Florissant, MO, Michael Southerland of Pontoon Beach, IL,
Charles Southerland of Granite City, IL, Lonnie (Jessica) Slone of GA, William (Jacklynn) Southerland of Granite City, IL and Paul Slone II of Iowa; 24
grandchildren; step-mother: Judy Carney; four brothers: Earl (Noreen) Fanning of Granite City, IL, David Fanning of Nutwood, IL, Edward (Patty) Fanning of
Hardin, IL and Eddie Dean Carney of MI; two sisters: Martha (Bud) Branhan of Kampsville, IL and Terri (Mark) Taylor of Belleville, IL.

She is preceded in death by her father Earl Carney; mother Ruth (nee: Kurtz) Fanning and her adoptive father William Fanning; and three grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000
Washington Ave., Granite City, IL with Rev. Jesse Tedder officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Leisa Renee Bronnbauer, age 44, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home, with
her loving family by her side. Leisa was born on February 7, 1973 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late James F.
Griffin and Elizabeth A. (Reading) Griffin.

On July 23, 2005, Leisa married Tim Lee Bronnbauer, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. She attended Bethel Chapel in Granite City, IL. Leisa worked in
the food service department for the Granite City School District. She also worked part time at Walmart as a cashier. Leisa was an excellent baker and she
really enjoyed baking cookies. She always looked forward to her yearly trips to Branson to see the Christmas lights with her family. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family and friends. Leisa 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, Leisa was preceded in death by one sister, Annette Calvin; and by her father-in-law, Richard Bronnbauer.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Tim Bronnbauer; loving siblings, Darlene (Don) Robinson, Carole (Donald) Gilmore, Jim Griffin and Kim Griffin;
mother-in-law, Bonnie Bronnbauer; brothers-in-law, John (Lori) Bronnbauer, Joey Bronnbauer, Mike Bronnbauer and Jimmy (Kim) Bronnbauer; sister-in-
law, Rosie Carney; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 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, December 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor David
Brimm officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Bronnbauer family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Mary Ann Symons, 73 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home.

Mary Ann was born on May 3, 1944 in Granite City, Illinois; a daughter of the late Arthur “Art” and Marie V. (Victory) Cann. Mary Ann was a life long
homemaker and was a 41 year member of Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. Mary Ann loved children and dedicated countless hours in the nursery
at church. She will be remembered for the love of her family and the many special time they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Kimberly Luna of Granite City, Illinois, Melissa Hemann of Troy, Illinois; her grandchildren, Mikel,
Antonio, Liliana, Justin, Jordan, Makayla; her brothers, Dale (Pat) Cann, Lloyd (June) Cann, Paul (Marie) Cann; her sisters, Joan Mase, Irene Stinchfield;
her sisters-in-law, Shirley Cann, Barbara Cann.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerry Cann, Bob Cann; her brothers-in-law, Charlie Mase, Bob Stinchfield.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Mary Ann’s
life, services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will follow at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL
62040.
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Reverend Dr. David Fielding, 73, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Evelyn’s
House in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

David was born on July 11, 1944 in Murphysboro, Illinois; the son of the late Elbert and Lucille (Hassebrock) Fielding. David was baptized on August 13,
1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, Illinois, where he also was confirmed and later married. He attended St. Paul’s Junior College,
Concordia, Missouri, Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, Missouri, graduating in 1970. He completed
his degrees of Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology at Concordia Seminary. He earned a doctorate from the same institution in New
Testament theology. He also holds a degree of Master of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in Greek and Latin studies. He was ordained into
the Holy Ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on Sunday, May 30, 1971, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Murphysboro. He held the pastorate of
St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Berlin, Illinois, 1971-1974 and since then has served as a pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, Illinois, until
his retirement in 2015. He is a former Circuit Counselor/Visitor and has held other District appointments.

David is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Connie E. (Blackwood) Fielding, whom he married on July 31, 1971; his son, David M. Fielding of
Granite City, Illinois; his daughter, Dr. Sarah Ann Marie Fielding of Granite City, Illinois; his brothers, John (Cindy) Fielding of Lima, OH, Dr. Dennis
(Kirsten) Fielding of Fairbanks, Alaska; sister-in-law, Dr. Judy Shepherd of San Diego, California; cousins and special friends, Ed and Marilyn Willis.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Cuffee.

In celebration of David’s life, friends may call on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at Hope
Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Grove
Cemetery in Murphysboro, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church or donor’s preference. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City is serving the family.
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Mary Sue DeGonia, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:08 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Rosewood Care
Center in Edwardsville.

She was born April 10, 1934 in Vandalia, Illinois; a daughter of the late Francis and Georgia (Morton) Cocagne.

She married John C. “Jack” DeGonia on November 15, 1952 in Granite City and he passed away on December 5, 2010.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Robin and Denis Carroll of Wheaton, Patrick and Felicia DeGonia of Lebanon, Karen DeGonia of
Granite City, Gilbert and Dawn DeGonia of Granite City, DeeDee and Bruce Domescik of Troy and Lynn Fabry of Granite City; ten grandchildren, Cate,
Colleen, Lauren, Eric, Brianna, Nikki, Emily, Adrienne, Jack and Alex; a great grandson, Ethan; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Cocagne.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Mother of Dolors Cemetery in Vandalia.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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William D. DePrender, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:19 a.m. Wed. Dec. 20, 2017 at his home with his family at
his side.

He was born June 1, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to the late William J. & Margaret (McDermott) DePrender.

Mr. DePrender worked for Hassman Refrigeration in Bridgeton, MO for many years.

He is survived by a daughter: Danielle (Daniel) Martin of Granite City; and 3 grandchildren: Tyler, Kaydence & Lilly Martin.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert DePrender.

Services are private.
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Ruth Ann Slone, 61, of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:09 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born June 12, 1956, in Granite City, IL.

Ruth and Paul Slone married on December 19, 1987 in Granite City, IL. They were married 30 years.

Ruth had worked several places over the years, to include: McDonalds, Kmart and the Dollar Tree. She enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother the
most. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City, IL.

Survivors include her husband: Paul D. Slone of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Dawn Slone of Granite City, IL, Kathleen Terrell of Madison, IL, and
Tiffany Slone of Godfrey, IL; seven sons: Larry Slone of Granite City, IL. Eric (Jennifer) Slone of Florissant, MO, Michael Southerland of Pontoon Beach, IL,
Charles Southerland of Granite City, IL, Lonnie (Jessica) Slone of GA, William (Jacklynn) Southerland of Granite City, IL and Paul Slone II of Iowa; 24
grandchildren; step-mother: Judy Carney; four brothers: Earl (Noreen) Fanning of Granite City, IL, David Fanning of Nutwood, IL, Edward (Patty) Fanning of
Hardin, IL and Eddie Dean Carney of MI; two sisters: Martha (Bud) Branhan of Kampsville, IL and Terri (Mark) Taylor of Belleville, IL.

She is preceded in death by her father Earl Carney; mother Ruth (nee: Kurtz) Fanning and her adoptive father William Fanning; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services are pending.
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Randall Robert Witter Sr., 70, and Rhonda Marguerete Witter, 59, both of Ganite City, IL passed away together on Sun.
Dec. 17, 2017 at their home from injuries sustained in a house fire.

Randall was born Oct. 7, 1947 in Granite City to the late Austin & Bertha (Bohnenstiehl) Witter.

Rhonda was born July 14, 1958 in Granite City to Jeannine (Barr) Stefanoff of Mitchell, IL.

Randall had been a Foreman with Granite City Steel, retiring after 34, years of service, while Rhonda had been a homemaker.

Randy and Rhonda married Apr. 22, 2000 in Granite City.

Randy had been a member of the Granite City Elks and was involved with Elks Youth Athletics and he loved to bowl. Both he and Rhonda loved to spend
time with their children and grandchildren.

They are survived by their children: Amanda (Kevin) Wilson of Troy, IL, Chris (Serena) Hunter of Edwardsville, IL, Jeff Witter of Granite City, Jeremy (Alysha)
Hunter of Granite City and Whitney Hunter of Granite City; 8 grandchildren: Abby Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Brynn Witter, Jace Hunter, Kevin Wilson, Raelee
Witter, Reese Hunter and Mason Wilson; Randall’s step-mother: Eunice (Tharp) Witter of Chicago, IL; Randall’s brothers and sister: Gilbert Hippey of Glen
Carbon, IL, Mike Tharp of Chicago, IL and Cheryl Lewis of Granite City; Rhonda’s brothers and sisters: Joseph Stefanoff of CA, Sam Stefanoff of AZ,
Clifford “Butch” Stefanoff of Granite City, Margie Baker of IL and Doris Rapp of Granite City; and 2 special nieces: Juliette and Armonti Rapp of Granite City.

Besides Randall’s parents, they were preceded in death by a son: Randall Robert Witter Jr.; Rhonda’s dad: Joseph Daniel Stefanoff; Randall’s siblings: Al
Tharp and Carol Miller; and Rhonda’sister: Roxeanne Stefanoff.

Memorial visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Fri. Dec. 22, 2017 at GC First Assembly of God with Pastor Kevin Wilson
officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rhonda & Randy Witter Memorial Fund at GCS Credit Union.
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Mildred D. Chandler, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:28 a.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home.

Born June 7, 1926 in Granite City, she was the daughter of the late James and Kathryn (Dorgai) Todoroff.

She married Leland H. Chandler on December 15, 1946 in Granite City and he passed away on April 4, 1985.

She retired in 1990 from the Granite City School District after over 30 years of dedicated service as a secretary.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of the Clark Avenue Church of Christ and enjoyed her years of service in the Minerva Club. She cherished her
grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Randy and Vicki Chandler of Eureka, Missouri, Janice and Randy Krape of Eolia, Missouri and
Rick and Phyllis Chandler of Collinsville, Illinois; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert D. and Wanda
Todoroff of Troy, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, David A. Todoroff.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 with Mike Allen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Clark Avenue Church of Christ and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Norma June Cullum, 69 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, Missouri.

Norma was born on February 29, 1948 in St. Genevieve, Missouri; the daughter of the late Elmer and Gladys (Cook) Nash Brown. Norma was a
homemaker and a member of Trinity Tabernacle Church in Madison, Illinois. She was an active on the Venice, Illinois History Committee and in her free
time she enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Karaoke. But most of all she loved her family and adored spending time with her
grandchildren. Norma will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family.

Norma is survived by and will be missed by her son; Benjamin (Rachael) Cullum of Granite City, Illinois; her grandchildren, Katlyn Cullum, Mackenzie
Cullum, Benjamin Cullum Jr.; her sisters, Arlene (Greg) Katana, Donna Hocking; her niece, Candy (Eddie) Nagelmiller; her nephews, Greg “Deedle”
Katana, Michael (Jodie) Katana, Christopher Hocking, Paul Cox and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and other close family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband; Charles Cullum, whom she married on November 23, 1968; her brothers,
Marvin Nash, Charles Nash; her sister, Carol “Cookie” Weller; her nieces, Christina Hocking, Melissa Hocking.

In celebration of Norma’s life, friends may call on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service starting at 7:00 p.m. at with
Pastor Terry Sutton officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow on Thursday, December 21, 2017 with graveside
services being held at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Pacific, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the family for her grandchildren; Katlyn,
Mackenzie and Ben Jr.
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Kathleen Elaine Kalchoff, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Kathleen was born on
October 3, 1938 in Mayfield, KY, a daughter of the late Pete and Dorothy (Geroff) Kalchoff.

Kathleen was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Madison, IL. She graduated from Illinois State University at Normal,
IL, earning a bachelor degree and a masters degree. Kathleen retired from Granite City High School as a business teacher after many years of dedicated
service. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. After retiring from teaching, she worked as a manager at BK Travel Agency in Houston,
TX. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Kathleen also enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling and
reading a good book about foreign places. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, James Douglas McCullough Jr.

She is survived by her loving siblings, Shirley A. McCullough and Dr. William P. Kalchoff, both of Houston, TX and extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, with a Panikhida Wake Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

A Divine Liturgy Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1300 Grand
Avenue, Madison, IL, with Father Ivan Malinov and Father Michael Arbanas officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Marvin F Kessler Sr. of Granite City, IL, age 82, silently at home passed from this world to receive his eternal reward on
Friday, December 15, 2017.

He was born September 19, 1935 in Freeburg, Illinois, a son of the late Fred & Norine (Bald) Kessler.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Marvin F. and Cheryl Kessler Jr. of Granite City, David and Linda Kessler of Granite City, Nathan and
Natalie Kessler of Edwardsville and Dona and Douglas Hoffman of Addison, Illinois. Loving Pappaw to nine grandchildren, Stephanie Kessler, Danny &
Nicole Harris, Rev. Bryan & Anna Harris, Michael & Ashley Harris, Nicolas & Brianna Kessler, Natasha Kessler, Nicole Kessler, Megan Hoffman, Mia
Hoffman and seven great-grandchildren, Abigail, Kaylie, Caleb, Eli, Aiden, Bradley & Alexis. Also survived by three brothers and a sister and their spouses,
Lloyd and Carole Kessler, Roy and Gwen Kessler, Janet and Dave Underwood, Rev. Gene and Jan Kessler; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Rose & Tammy
Kessler; God daughter, Gretchen Trask; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and lifelong friends.

Reunited in death with his wife of 52 years, Dormilee (Rose) Kessler whom he married on October 12, 1957 in Granite City and she passed away on April
17, 2009. In addition to his beloved wife and parents, Marvin was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Kessler and brother-in-law, Rev. Robert
Rose.

A faithful employee, Marvin was retired from Conalco in Madison, Illinois. A member of First United Pentecostal Church for over 60 years. Marvin spent
most of his life in ministry with Dormilee giving and serving others. Often catering or throwing parties for church family & friends. Most recently, Marvin
enjoyed afternoon coffee talking with the guys and boasting about his nurse and his grandkids. He frequented the many local restaurants where he
created a family away from family. Special thanks to the girls and staff at Uncle Linny's for loving and taking such great care of him. He also enjoyed
attending the monthly H.O.P.E. widow’s luncheons.

While our family aches for the void, we rejoice at a wonderful life, well lived and Godly example.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Gracepoint Pentecostal Church, 2450 Pontoon Road
in Granite City, Illinois. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m.
with Rev. T.L. Smith, Rev. Bryan Harris and Rev. Gene Kessler officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

In lieu of floral tributes, a monetary donation may be made to Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers in Granite City, one of dad's beloved charities in
abortion prevention.
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Gene Reinhardt, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL. Gene was born on December 22, 1937 in Greenville, IL, a son of the late Howard and Irene (Helmkamp)
Reinhardt.

Gene was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his county. On August 10, 1963, Gene married Sandra Sue Mehl, the love of his life, at the First
Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. Sandra passed away on October 22, 2015. Gene had retired from Air Products Incorporated after many years of
dedicated service. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. Gene was also a member of the Granite City Eagles Lodge
#1126 and a volunteer fireman for the Mitchell Fire Department. Gene loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and devoted wife, Gene was preceded in death by two dear children, Douglas Reinhardt and Pamela Nelson; and a dear
grandson, Robert Reinhardt.

He is survived by his loving children, Carol (Don) Wallace of Granite City, IL, Walt (Rolene) Reinhardt of Dubuque, IA and Mikail Reinhardt of Granite City,
IL; proud grandfather to Jennifer (Justin) Bissell, Rachel Wallace, Michael (Kelcie) Reinhardt and Brittany Wallace; proud great-grandfather to Alex
Reinhardt, Austin Reinhardt and Delanie Grace Reinhardt; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Gene will be laid to rest
next to Sandra at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Mike Cook passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Granite City’s Gateway Regional Medical
Center. He was 48 years old.

Mike is survived by his mother, Betty, nee; Russell Cook, and his brothers: Don (Malinda), Matt (Nichole Ellis), and Paul Bucherich (Gina) as well as many
extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald J Cook Sr. on June 9, 2008 and both sets of grandparents, Cyrelle and Margaret Cook as well as Joe and
Irene Russell.

Mike was born on March 9, 1969 and lived his entire life in Granite City, IL. He graduated from Granite City High School and Belleville Area College.
Mike worked for the Granite City Park District until 1990 when his Muscular Dystrophy limited his work but never his enjoyment of life.
He was an avid fan of all sports both amateur and professional, but especially loved to watch our baseball Cardinals.
Mike loved sitting outside in the warm sunshine, spending time with his Unity church family, reading many books, and passionately studying the Bible.

A family visitation is scheduled at Unity Baptist Church located at 2500 St Clair Ave in Granite City, IL on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. at church with Pastor Mark Powell
officiating.
Per Mike’s request, wearing St Louis Cardinals red is encouraged. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association - www.mda.org; or memorials can be given to Unity Baptist
Church. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road is serving the family.
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Dorothy Frances Chomko nee: Hartman, 93, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16, 2017 at
Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

She was born Apr. 14, 1924 in Madison, IL to the late Andrew & Alice (Adams) Hartman.

On Feb. 4, 1961, she and Samuel Chomko were married in Madison, IL. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1989.

Mrs. Chomko was a homemaker and had worked for Sunshine Art Studio in St. Louis, MO making greeting cards. She was a member of St. Mary’s St.
Mark’s Catholic Church in Madison and loved to read, garden, crochet and do puzzles.  In her recent years at Hitz Memorial Home, she enjoyed ringing
bells in the bell choir, chair dancing, playing bingo and many other activities as well as making many dear friends.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Donna Paul of Pontoon Beach, IL, Diane (Roger) Smith Sr. of Troy, IL and Sandra Chomko Barnett of Columbia, IL; 4
grandchildren: Becky Rayburn (Dwight), Michael Paul (Doug), Roger Smith Jr. (Rebecca) and Rickey Lee Barnett Jr. (Emme); 6 great-grandchildren:
Ephram, Gideon, Xavier, Eliot, Hayleigh and Kynlee; and a granddaughter-in-law: Cynthia Paul.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Arthur “Leroy” Paul; a grandson: Stephen Paul; 2 brothers: Andrew and
Joseph Hartman; and 4 sisters: Ann Sudek, Mary Rusick, Alice Butkovich and Helen Stimac.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed. Dec. 20, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:
00 a.m. Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017 at St. Mary’s St. Mark’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jeffry Holtman O.S.F. as Celebrant.  Burial will follow at the Russian Orthodox
cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Hitz Memorial Home or St. Mary’s St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
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Gallus William Bechtold V, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Wed. Dec. 13, 2017 at Anderson Hospital ER in
Maryville, IL.

He was born May 28, 1948 in New York, NY to the late Robert Joseph & Margaret Barbara (Rizzo) Bechtold Sr.

On Mar. 10, 1979, he and Barbara Renee Grissom were married in Houston, TX. She survives in Granite City.

Gallus was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. He was a big hearted fun loving person who loved to joke with others and support causes important to him such
as: Wounded Warrior Project, Native American Schools and St. Jude’s.  He was also a member of the D.A.V. and loved to fish.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 daughters: Brandi Terasa Bechtold of Pontoon Beach, IL and Heather Lynn Bechtold of Granite City; a son: Gallus
William Bechtold IV of Jacksonville, NC; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Robert Joseph Bechtold Jr. of Portland, OR and Richard Bechtold of Phoenix, AZ; and
a sister: Elvira Bechtold of Portland.

A funeral procession will leave Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory at 1:45 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 21, 2017 for a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery with military honors.
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Peggy Joyce Hardesty, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Wed. Dec. 13, 2017 at Anderson Hospital ER in
Maryville, IL.

She was born Dec. 5, 1950 in Cape Girardeau to the late Paul & Tennie (Lovings) Morris Sr.

On June 10, 1978, she and Dale Alan Hardesty were married in Granite City. He survives in Granite City.

Mrs. Hardesty was a member of AMVETS Post #51 Ladies Auxiliary. Her love of family, her beloved dog Sassy Sue and holidays and her husband shall be
cherished memories for all of us.

In addition to her husband of 39 years, she is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Linda & Dennis Partney of Granite City and Tina & Todd Holland of
O’Fallon, IL; 3 grandchildren: Denton Partney, Michael Holland and Erika Holland; 4 sisters: Hazel Frazier of Sikeston, MO, Pauline Adams of Sikeston, MO,
Loretta Leeker of Festus, MO and Norma & Lincoln Brewer of Litchfield, IL; a sister-in-law: Martha Morris of New Madrid, MO; and many nieces and
nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Paul Morris Jr. and Wayne Morris; and 3 brothers-in-law: Allen Frazier, Carlton Adams and
Gary Leeker.

Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Sumi Bassett, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Rosewood Care
Center in Edwardsville.

She was born February 3, 1930 in Hakkaido, Japan, a daughter of the late Massishida and Taka Yamane.

She married Gerald Lee Bassett in Japan in 1960 and he preceded her in death in 1981.

She had worked many years in food service at Burns Cafeteria in Granite City.

Sumi enjoyed being active with the Granite City Senior Citizens and attending Grace Baptist Church. She also enjoyed playing bingo, doing yardwork,
shopping, fishing and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her dear family friends, Lynn and Beth Jones of Moro; their children, Rachel (Jeffrey) Woodson, Leah (Jon) Sanchez and Eric Jones and
their children, Gemma and Zane.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by ten siblings and her longtime companion, William Dale Jones whom
passed away in 2001.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 6:30 p.m. with Bro. Lynn Jones officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Olive Mae Conaway, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Granite Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born January 16, 1931 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Oliver Collette and Dora (Favier) Krivi.

She married Robert L. Conaway on June 13, 1948 in Piggott, Arkansas and he passed away on February 6, 1999.

Olive was a life member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary where she had served as past president for two terms. She enjoyed participating in many activities
with Senior Circle and the Pontoon Beach and Granite City Senior Citizens Clubs. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Joanne Conaway of Granite City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Herb Cain of
Granite City, Debbie and Lenny Wilson of Granite City and Cheryl Balsai of Granite City; nine grandchildren and spouses, Matthew and Erin Wilson, Robin
Cain, Laura Conaway, Erin and Eric Jackson, Kim Conaway, Lenny and Mallory Wilson, Jimmy and Megan Conaway, Elizabeth Balsai and Stephen Balsai;
ten great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Leroy Parizon of Granite City; sister-in-law, Beverly Conaway of Collinsville; brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, James and Tomie Conaway of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her special doggie companion, Minnie Mae; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Burgess, Rita Epperson and Deloris Fortner.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Gregory M. Harris, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home. Greg was born on
August 15, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Henry Harris and Gladys E. (Armstrong) Templeman.

Greg was an auto mechanic and he had worked at several car dealerships in the metro area. He was an avid sports fan, but he loved going duck hunting
and fishing. Greg 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, Greg was preceded in death by his stepfather, Howard Templeman.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Nicole (Tony Buckingham) Harris of Granite City, IL; brother, Paul Harris of St. Louis, MO; sister, Susan (Bill) Rollins
of Granite City, IL; step-brothers, Gene Templeman of Alhambra, IL and David Templeman of St. Louis, MO; nephews, Lee Rollins of Springfield, IL and
Brandon Rollins of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to BJC Hospice 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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Carolyn Jane Menendez died December 7, 2017 of natural causes. She was born October, 29, 1930 in Carbondale,
Illinois to James (Jack) and Janie Raymond. She was the second of three daughters, and grew up in Carbondale,
graduating from Carbondale High School in 1949 and attending Southern Illinois University where she was a member of
the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

It was there that she met her husband of 65 years, Arthur Edward Menendez, who preceded her in death barely over a month ago. They were married
February 9, 1952.

Together Carolyn and Art raised four sons, first in Pinckneyville, Illinois and then Granite City, Illinois, where she lived most of her adult life. As the younger
sons grew older she began working outside the home, first part-time as a substitute secretary in the Granite City School District, and then full time as an
administrative secretary and then secretary and office manager of the Federal Probation Office in East St. Louis, Illinois, where she worked for many years.

Family always came first though, and there was nothing that Carolyn wouldn’t do for her boys, including piling the kids into the car for practices,
rehearsals, sporting events, and vacations, helping with school projects, serving as room mother, and typing and editing term papers and thesis
dissertations. Carolyn was well versed in traditional homemaking skills. She was an excellent cook and baker, though she did not particularly enjoy
cooking, and she played piano and had a beautiful singing voice. She always set an excellent example, held herself and others to high standards in every
aspect of life, and always finished anything that she started.

Carolyn was a woman of high intelligence and many talents, many of them hidden beneath her modest, friendly, and quiet, almost shy, personality. She
loved music, puzzles, mysteries, and games of all sorts, with a strong competitive spirit always kept in check by a deep sense of fairness and good
sportsmanship. She was especially fond of card games and could shuffle multiple decks like a professional dealer. She was active in several bridge and
pinochle clubs throughout the years, played the occasional game of poker, and knew the best strategies to beat the house at blackjack.

She was also known to be an expert at jigsaw puzzles, crosswords and other word games, and a great planner of parties. She created unique games and
decorations for birthday and holiday parties, and produced award-winning costumes for Halloween events and school plays. She was an active member
of Holy Family Catholic Church, the P.E.O. sisterhood, and the Waverly Club and in her spare time enjoyed traveling, watching baseball and tennis and
most of all spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Karen) Menendez of Edwardsville, John (Christy) Menendez of Glen Carbon and David (Scott Durkin) Menendez of
New York, New York; daughter-in-law, Lisa Menendez of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Marisa (J.C.), Christopher, Colby and Jack; a great
grandson, Jack Arthur “Artie”; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son,
Arthur R. Menendez and two sisters, Susan Fraley and Mildred Collett.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Jack Vestal Branch, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:47 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his home.

He was born April 25, 1947 in Johnson City, Tennessee, one of seven siblings to Vestal James and Josephine (Humphries) Branch.

He married Claudia L. (Bennett) Branch on May 8, 1972 in Granite City and she survives.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Division and was the recipient of four Bronze
Stars and other medals and recognitions.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather was affectionately known as “Pop”. He was a devout Christian and loved the Lord. He
enjoyed reading and learning history, watching wrestling, gardening and loved nature, animals and the mountains.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 45 years, he is survived by four children, Theresa Ruth Branch, Jason Branch, Jessica Branch and Christine Branch
Miller of Granite City; six grandchildren, Tamara Branch, Marissa Copeland, Jonathon Copeland, David Miller, Breahna Miller and Emily Smith; two great
grandchildren, Mariana and Malachi; a sister, Louise Terry of Johnson City, Tennessee; two brothers, Tom Lyle of Jonesboro, Tennessee and Carl Branch
of Valdese, North Carolina;other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Branche and a sister, Barbara Varnel.

In celebration of his life, graveside services with full military honors will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Monday, December 11,
2017 at 12:00 noon.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Branch family and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Salvador “Sal” J. Ochoa Jr., age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. Sal was
born April 17, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Salvador J. Ochoa Sr. and Manuela (Medina) Ochoa.

Sal served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. On February 3, 1978, Sal married Yolanda Gutierrez, in St. Louis, MO.
Sal had retired from Borden Pasta in St. Louis, MO, after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Knights of
Columbus and the Mexican Honorary Commission. Sal was known for selling souvenirs at many events in the metro area. He was an
avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and he enjoyed playing bingo and going dancing with Yolanda. Sal was also the 1978 swing
Dance Champion in St. Louis, MO. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Sal 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, Sal was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Zamorano.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Yolanda Ochoa of Granite City, IL, loving children, Jimmy Drago of St. Louis, MO, Nicholas Drago
of Granite City, IL, Denise (Nick) Bommarito of Granite City, IL, Angela Ochoa-Fowler and Salvador (Tashia) Ochoa of Hazelwood,
MO; proud grandfather to Anique, Cameron, Issiah and Layla; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite
City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral chapel, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.
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Kirsten Celeste “K.C.” McCallister, 47, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:16 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at
St. Mary’s Hospital in Clayton.

She was born February 26, 1970 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a daughter of Jacob “Van” and Delena (Postin) VanRoekel of Cottonwood, Arizona.

She married Michael L. McCallister on November 16, 2013 at Christ Church in Fairview Heights and he survives.

She was a member of Christ Church and enjoyed reading the Bible.

Her personality and infectious laugh would light up the room she entered. She never met a stranger and was always looking to help others. She had a
love for pets and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she is survived by three stepchildren, Seth Bohnenstiehl, Katie Bohnenstiehl and Kourtney Dewey; a
sister and brother-in-law, Eve and Jeremy Smith of Las Vegas; three cherished dogs, Louie, Van and Tinkerbell; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Patricia Joyce Maxwell, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 19, 1937 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Edward Clay and Ida (Scoggins) Howland.

She married James Jerald Maxwell on February 14, 1953 and he passed away on August 30, 1999.

She was a loving homemaker whom was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her days of working with crafts and was an avid St.
Louis Cardinals fan. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott J. and Angie Maxwell of Granite City, Todd J. Maxwell of St. Louis and Eric J. Maxwell of Granite
City; three daughters and a son-in-law, Connie J. and Frank Crook of Worden, Robin J. Seley of Granite City and Gayla J. Maxwell of Granite City; eight
grandchildren, Ericka, Matthew, Lindsey, Nicholas, Jacob, Brady, Cameron and Cole; five great grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Wyatt, Kiera and Cannon;
three sisters, Priscilla Awalt of Granite City, Sheila Chronister of Granite City and Ginger Howland of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Glenn Maxwell; six brothers, Luther, John, Ronald, Charlie,
Wayne and Larry Howland and three sisters, Charlotte Minks, Maxine Jurgena, Marilyn Howland and Anita Howland.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 wiith Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard George Schubert Sr., 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Tues. Dec. 5, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehab in Granite City.

He was born Aug. 13, 1935 in Staunton, IL to the late George & Christine (Hesse) Schubert.

On Mar. 22, 1974, he and Jane G. Guidry were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Granite City.

Richard retired from Granite City Steel as a pipefitter after 33 ½ years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Richard George (Linda) Schubert Jr. of Staunton, IL; 4 step-children: Karen Garner of Highland, IL, Paula
Dauksha of Granite City, Fred E. (Yon) Werner III of Mitchell and Phillip C. (Kris) Werner of Granite City; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Fri. Dec. 8, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Memorial
Park Cemetery (St. Michael) in Staunton.
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Debra Kay Conrad, 62, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Sat. Dec. 2, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
IL.

She was born June 23, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to the late Loren & Audrey (Talbert) Mitchell.
On Nov. 11, 1972, she and Paul Homer Conrad Jr. were married in St. Louis, MO.  He survives in Pontoon Beach.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, a son, 4 grandchildren, 1 brother and 5 sisters.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Margie Dell Stavely, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on December 1, 2017 at Fountain View Manor, Granite City,
IL. Margie was born on August 26, 1932 in Stewart County, TN, a daughter of the late Will Henry Wallace and Roberta
(Hildreth) Wallace.

On October 13, 1953, Margie married Charles Norman Stavely, the love of her life. She was a faithful member of Solid Rock Free Methodist Church in
Pontoon Beach, IL. Margie was also a member of Gideons International. Margie retired from Shell Oil Corporation as a nurse after many years of
dedicated service. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Margie loved life, she love 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, Margie was preceded in death by her brother, Dell Wallace; and by two sisters, Louise Pulley and Imogene Milton.

She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-four years, Charles Stavely of Granite City, IL; loving children, Norm Stavely of Granite City, IL and Beverly
Joann (Richard) Thomas of Hodges, SC; dear sister, Freda Kirksey; proud grandmother to Nicholas Thomas, Kyle Thomas and Rachel Johnso; proud
great-grandmother to six great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel, with Pastor Javier Quintana officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Betty H. Barr, age 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital, St.
Louis, MO. Betty was born on July 22, 1923 in Joplin, MO, a daughter of the late Archie M. Webb and Johanna Mae (Noe)
Webb.

On July 4, 1941, Betty married Blaine B. Barr, the love of her life, in Joplin, Missouri and Blaine passed away on May 25, 1998. Betty had retired as an
emergency room clerk from Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL. She was a faithful member of Pontoon Baptist Church. Betty loved life,
she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Barr.

She is survived by her loving children, Victor (Carolyn) Barr of Creve Coeur, MO and Judith Barr of Chicago, IL; proud grandmother to Suzanne McGownd,
Cheryl Carlson, Amanda (Udhhav) Barr Kapadia, Nathan Barr and Matt Dorman; proud great-grandmother to Connor McGownd, Bailey Carlson and Garrett
Carlson; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Pontoon Baptist Church, Pontoon Beach, IL

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Joshua Steely officiating. Betty will be laid to rest next to Blaine at
Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association or to American Arthritis Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Mary A. Antoff, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at University Nursing and Rehab
Center, Edwardsville, IL. Mary was born on December 29, 1927 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late George Heth Sr.
and Caroline (Weber) Heth.

On June 11, 1949, Mary Heth married Carl R. Antoff, the love of her life, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Carl passed away on April 2, 2006.
Mary was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Mary was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She also
enjoyed dancing with family and friends. 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 of fifty-six years, Mary was preceded in death by her stepmother, Dorothy Heth; four sisters, Grace, Ellen, Genevieve
and June; and by four brothers, George, Jim, Charlie and William.

She is survived by her loving children, Christine (Rob) Nevels of Alabama, Connie (George) Schwendemann of Granite City, IL, Laura Antoff of Granite City,
IL, Richard (Carol) Antoff of Delaware, Tom Antoff of Maryville, IL, Ken Antoff of Granite City, IL, Michael (Theresa) Antoff of Collinsville, IL, Keith (Kathy) Antoff
of Granite City, IL and Kevin (Bobbi) Antoff of North Carolina; dear sisters, Shirley (Phil) Heath of Granite City, IL and Janette Kienle of Glen Carbon, IL;
proud grandmother to eighteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Mary will be laid to rest with Carl at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church or to masses. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Marjorie Ann Austin, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Christian Hospital, St. Louis,
MO. Marjorie was born on November 18, 1934 in Salem, IL, a daughter of the late Kelly Coil and Lucille Alyeen (Tyler)
Coil.

On July 5, 1952, Marjorie married Waymon Eugene Austin, the love of her life, in Keense, IL and Waymon passed away on December 8, 1997. Marjorie
had retired as a Federal employee from the U.S. Army after thirty-seven years of dedicated service. She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion General Baptist
Church in Granite City, IL. She was also very active in supporting missionary work that the church sponsored. Marjorie enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Austin; and by her brother, Bernard Coil.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Pamela Austin of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kellie (Gary Owens) Gregory of Wood River, IL and
Katherine (Gregory) Sipes of Converse, TX; proud great-grandmother to Tiyler Gregory-Sipes, Marley Sipes, Willis Sipes, Russel Sipes, Austin Sipes and
Colin Owens, extended family and many dear friends.

Visitations will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. A second
visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Panther Fork Baptist Church, Texico, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Bryan Austin officiating. Marjorie will be laid to rest next to Waymon at
Panther Fork Baptist Cemetery, Texico, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association or to American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online atwww.irwinchapel.com.
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Melba Marie Vernon 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by
her family.

Melba was born on November 30, 1925 in Madison, Illinois; the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Mildred L. (Stevens) Miller. Melba was a nurse at
Colonnades Nursing Home in Granite City and was a faithful member of Bethel Chapel in Granite City. Melba loved the Lord and her family and spent her
life serving both. Melba will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Lisa (Craig) Whitacre of Granite City, Illinois, Rosemary Perez of Silver Springs, Florida; her
grandchildren, David Perez and fiance, Sandra, Shiree Bartlett and fiance, Tony, Caleb (Sarah) Whitacre, Matthew Jerashen and wife, Mary and Logan
Whitacre; her great-grandchildren, Seth, Austin, Matthew, Gabrielle, Aiden, Noah, Selene, Isabella; her brothers, Donald, Jack; her sisters, Dorothy, Mary,
Peggy.

In addition to her parents, Melba was preceded in death by her husband; James Vernon, whom she married on May 1, 1965;her daughter, Karen Sue
Gisher; her brothers, James, Dale; her sisters, Eretta, Betty, Norma Jean.

Friends may call on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio Ave., in Granite City, IL. In celebration of Melba’s life,
services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor David Brimm officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery
in Belleville, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Chapel or Family Hospice.
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Alan Robert Smith, 59 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at The deGreeff Hospice
House in St. Louis.

Alan was born on December 28, 1957 in Granite City; the son of the late Leonard and Aileen (Gasparovic) Smith. Alan was a stockman at the Granite City
Walmart, where he worked for 20 years. He was also previously employed at A.O. Smith and Contico Corporation. He was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City and a 4th Degree Knight at the Granite City Knights of Columbus Council 1098. Alan was an active member of the
Independence Center in St. Louis. He was an avid supporter of the charitable organization Jamestown New Horizons in Florissant, Mo. He enjoyed his
days playing on several bowling teams, playing softball, playing golf, and playing cards. He had a gift of writing poetry and never missed a chance to
support his favorite sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. His greatest love was spending time with his family. Alan will be
remembered for his giving spirit and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his sisters; Mary (David) Jones of St. Charles, Missouri, Jean Green of Granite City, Illinois and his nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Alan was preceded in death by his brothers; Steve Smith, Tony Smith and brother-in-law Thomas L. Green

Friends may call on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Chalice service by the Granite City Knights of Columbus at 6:45 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Alan’s life, services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family
Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials are suggested to Jamestown New Horizons, 15350 Old Jamestown Road, Florissant, MO 63034 or to the Independence Center, 4245 Forest
Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
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Barbara A. Hargrove, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 9, 1938 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie (Key) Clay.

She married Wesley E. Hargrove on October 12, 1957 in Madison and he passed away on August 29, 1992.

She was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 46 years and enjoyed dancing with several groups. She was an avid reader and enjoyed
crocheting and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Lange of Granite City; a son, Gregory (Linda Adkins) Hargrove of Granite City; six grandchildren, Julie (Josh)
Steinkamp, Steven Lange, Kenneth Hargrove, Elizabeth Hargrove, Billie Hargrove and William Hargrove; three great grandchildren, Aidyn and Bryce
Steinkamp and Kaleah Hargrove; a brother, Floyd “Premo” (Kay) Clay of Granite City; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” Hargrove; a brother, Clarence “Bud” Clay and two
sisters, Mary “Tiny” Kissel and Edna “Tootsie” Williams.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time
of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Sister Linda Hylla officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Center of Autism and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy E. Harrison, 76, of Granite City passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. She
was born July 7, 1941 in East St. Louis to Roy E. and Wilma G. (nee: Henson) Niemeyer.

She married Robert E. Harrison November 27, 1959: he preceded her in death. Dorothy owned and operated Hanging by a Thread boutique in
Edwardsville and had previously worked for Stone Distributing and 1st National Bank in East St. Louis.

She is survived by a daughter Marcia (Dale) Prater of Edwardsville; seven grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Lilly, James Edward Lilly, Jacob D. Prater, C.J.
Futch, Brynden Futch, Jessica Harrison and Lyndsey Harrison; two great grandchildren and a brother, Jack (Sandra) Niemeyer of Fairview Heights.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, son, Gregory S. Harrison and daughter, Brenda Marie Futch.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at 1:30 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Gerald “Jerry” “Jebbo” Joseph Bargiel, age 83, of Madison, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Jerry was born on November 17, 1934 in Madison, IL, a son of the late Joseph
and Barbara (Dubala) Bargiel.

Jerry was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel, where he worked in the Galvanizing
Department. Jerry had a zest for life and he enjoyed listening to ethnic music. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jerry 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, Jerry was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Bargiel; brother, Anthony Bargiel; and by his former wife, Cynthia Ann Dietz.

He is survived by his loving sons, Joseph (Kathryn) Bargiel of Pontoon Beach, IL and John (Andrea) Bargiel of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to
Jonathan (Ashley) Bargiel of Edwardsville, IL, Collin Bargiel of Anthem, AZ, Lauren Bargiel of Anthem, AZ and Stephanie Bargiel of Edwardsville, IL; proud
great-grandfather to Flora May Bargiel and Rosalie June Bargiel both of Edwardsville, IL; dear sister, Eleanor Risman of Collinsville, IL; special friend,
Dominika Fidala of St. Louis, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 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 Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street,
Madison, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church or to masses.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Gerry Dell 68, of Granite City passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. He was
born July 25, 1949 in Poplar Bluff, MO to James E. and Mary E. (nee: Rich) Dell. He married Jacklyn T. Hawkins,
December 23, 2000 in Edwardsville; she survives.

Also surviving is a son Shane Hawkins of Granite City and a grandson, James Hawkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Terry E. Dell and James E. Dell Jr.

Gerry enjoyed baseball, chess, playing the guitar and singing; he loved spending time with his grandson.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Family will hold services at a later date.
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Alfons Augustin, “Al,” “Oinaioar”, 56, originally from Pohnsemahk, Micronesia, has proudly called Granite City home for
the past 15 years passed away at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City on Friday, November 24, 2017.

He was born September 12, 1961 in Pohnpei, Micronesia, a son of the late Bendura and Lihter (David) Augustin.

He and his surviving wife, Annaleen (Kephas) Augustin married in Guam on May 6, 1993.

The United States Navy veteran retired as a Machinist Mate First Class in 2007 after 20 years of dedicated service. After retiring from the Navy, Alfons went
on to serve the Federal Government in the capacity of a Test Score Technician for the Military Entrance Processing Station, St. Louis where he was able to
assist hundreds of men and women as they began their journey into the United States Military. He was the recipient of the Joint Service Achievement
medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, six Navy Good Conduct Medals, two National
Defense Service medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, South West Asia Service medal with the
Bronze Star and numerous other medals and recognitions.

Al was immensely proud of his Pohnpeian heritage and loved educating others about the island of Pohnpei as well as advocating for Micronesian
immigrants. He enjoyed cooking, playing the ukulele, singing, dancing, travelling, and hiking. He cherished his dog, Ilok and will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, daughter, Mary Immanuel; son, Jayson Hadley; daughter, Trevalova Alfons Augustin and
fiancé, Branden Tanthavong; son Aeschylus Alfons Augustin; daughter, Triskaya Lihter Augustin; four grandchildren; three brothers, Albert, Abondios and
Mahoney Augustin; a sister, Prihter Augustin; cousins, Joel and Maria Santos; special family friends, Doug and Lillian Tabbert and family; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

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

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:30 p.m. with Reverend Wihden Aise officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Juanita Geraldine “Deanie” Rodgers, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017
at St. Louis University Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1926 in Marmaduke, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Gerald and Edith (Ashton) Starnes.

She married Burley James “B.J.” Rodgers on December 4, 1946 in Paragould, Arkansas and he passed away on May 23, 2006.

She was a longtime dedicated and faithful member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City. She enjoyed her days of bowling, sewing and
cooking. She dedicated her life to raising her children and enjoyed the special times with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Frank and Sandy Rodgers of Granite City, Mace Rodgers of Granite City and Keith and Cindy
Rodgers of Granite City; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Terry Hargis of Pontoon Beach; eight grandchildren and spouses, Kristy and Doug
Perkins, Brian and Diana Rodgers, Jessica and Brandan West, Jennifer Rodgers, Lisa and Kelvin Brown, Brett Rodgers, Brittney Hargis and Cole and
Amanda Hargis; six great grandchildren, Maria and Brandon Yeager, Izabella Perkins, Brian Gibson Rodgers, Kennedi Rodgers, Paige Briley and Broc
Rodgers; a great-great grandchild, Vaita Yeager; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Minister Mike Allen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to the American Lung Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ronald “Ron” Stephen Kurilla, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Barnes-
Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Ron was born on August 7, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Alec J. Kurilla Sr. and
Catherine (Barlock) Kurilla.

Ron was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He had retired in 1998 from Granite City Steel as a laborer in the B.O.F department. Ron was
an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. He enjoyed listening to games on the radio and watching sports talk on t.v. Ron will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by one brother, Alec J. Kurilla Jr.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Kurilla of Granite City, IL; many cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to American Heart Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchhapel.com.
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John A. “Mick” Merz, 73 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Anderson Hospital
surrounded by his family.

Mick was born on May 8, 1944 in Granite City, Illinois; the son of the late Phillip and Mary (Ortolan) Merz. Mick was a custodian at the Granite City School
District for 29 years, retiring in 1997. He was the former business agent for the Custodial Union Local #98 and in his free time he loved to ride his Honda
Goldwing Trike. But most of all Mick loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times they shared
together.

Mick is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Kathy (Lee) Merz, whom he married on December 9, 1967; his son, Tony (Krystal) Merz of Granite City,
Illinois; his daughter, Julie (Mike) Mueller of Granite City, Illinois; his grandchildren, Ethan Merz of Granite City, Illinois, Cameron Merz of Granite City,
Illinois, Jordan Mueller of Granite City, Illinois, Morgan Mueller of Granite City, Illinois; his brother, Phillip “Butch” (Shirley) Merz; his half brother, Rick
(Sharon) Merz; his step-brother, Jim (Pat) Denham.

Friends may call on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Mick’s life,
services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Edward Linhart officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Christmas Baskets sponsored by the Custodial Union Local #98.
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Mary Eddleman, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Mary was born on June 5, 1937 in Benton County, TN, a daughter of the late Raymond
and Annie (Monday) Tubbs.

On September 12, 1953, Mary Tubbs married Glenn R. “Gabby” Eddleman, the love of her life. Glenn passed away on December 23, 1997. Mary and Glenn
owned and operated Gabby’s Bar & Grill in Granite City, IL for many years. 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 son, Terry Glenn Eddleman; one brother, Robert Tubbs and by her two sisters,
Valie Marie Williams and Betty Haygood.

She is survived by her loving children, Sharon Eddleman Renton (Ed) of New Orleans, LA; Susan Eddleman of Granite City, IL; Mary Ann Millas (Nick) of
Granite City, IL; Mark Eddleman (Tracey) of Granite City, IL and Robert Eddleman (Kim) of Granite City, IL; three brothers, Parker, Roger and Daniel Tubbs;
proud grandmother to six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert “Bob” Grieve, 85, of Madison, IL passed away Monday, November 20, 2017.

He was born November 9, 1932 in Troy, IL to Louis J. Grieve and Mary D. (nee: Elliott) Cabello.

Bob met Lenora and they were married on November 20, 1964 in St. Louis, MO. They were married 53 years to the day.

Bob was very active and belonged to many organizations. He served his country proudly in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and returned home
with medals. Bob wanted to help other veterans. He served as IL State AMVETS Commander, Commander of AMVETS Post 204, Madison, IL and was still
serving the AMVETS at the state level in various committees and offices. He was also a life time member of the VFW, a fifty year member of the Accepted
Masons of IL, and a member of Ainad Shriners, East St. Louis, IL. Throughout Bob’s life he also owned Tri City Bicycle Shop in Madison, IL, and was an
Alderman for Madison, IL.

Bob worked for Granite City Steel, but then moved to Famous Barr as an appliance repairman. He retired from Famous Barr and opened Bobs Appliance
Service that he had for over 20 years.

Bob was a family man and loved especially spending time with them.

He is survived by his wife: Lenora (nee: Garcia) Grieve of Madison, Illinois, four sons, one daughter and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be Fri. Nov. 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory from 10:30 a.m. until time of departure to Jefferson Barracks at 11:30
a.m. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with military honors. Memorial donations can be made to the AMVETS,
Wounded Warrior Program or William Bedell ARC.
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Michael Chad Taylor, 37, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:51 a.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

He was born April, 9 1980 in Granite City, IL to Billy Taylor and Denise (nee: Busch) Cann.

Michael was a fun loving and giving person, and enjoyed anything outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He worked for Throm Construction as a
carpenter and had served in the Army National Guard.

Survivors include his father: Billy W. (Rhonda) Taylor of Granite City, IL; mother: Denise (Dwayne) Cann of Madison, IL, daughter: Malone Coy Taylor of
Waterloo, IL; two brothers: Timothy Taylor and Billy E. Taylor both of Granite City, IL and a sister: Melissa Taylor of Alton, IL.

Visistatin will be from 4:00 p.m. Until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Granite City Church of God in Granite City, IL. Funeral Service will be at 10:
00 a.m., Wednesyday, November 22, 2017 at Granite City Church of God, 1205 West Pontoon Rd., Granite City, Il. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in
Glen Carbon, Il.

Memorials may be made to: Make a Wish Foundation, Disabled Veterans, or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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George Raymond Smith, 54 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his home.

George was born on August 5, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late John F. and Martha P. (Lape) Smith. George was the caretaker for his sister
Sharon and will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

George is survived by and will be missed by his sisters; Sharon Wright of Granite City, Illinois, Martha (Paul) Kruep of Granite City, Illinois, Linda McClain of
Kansas City, Missouri; his brother, Fredrick J. Smith of St. Louis, Missouri and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many
other extended family members and friends.

In celebration of George’s life, friends may call on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor
Clint Wisdom officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.
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Jody Ray Brown, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:44 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

He was born May 18, 1962 in East St. Louis, IL to Mary (Harper) Brown of Belleville, IL and the late William Ray Brown.

Mr. Brown had worked for St. Louis Screw and Bolt.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: Melvin “Buddy” Brown of TX; and 2 sisters: Carla Johnson of Waterloo, IL and Connie Worthem of TX.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Michael L. Brown, Tim Brown, Larry Crockett and David Crockett.

Services are private.
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Peggy Lou Smith, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:36 p.m. Wed. Nov. 15, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born Sept. 14, 1948 in Dover, TN to the late William & Dorothy (Burkhart) Elliott.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and member of West 22nd St. Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 children: Cindy Meyer (Ricky Shubert) of Granite City and Jeff Dennis of Owensboro, KY; 2 brothers: Roger Elliott and Tony Elliott of
Granite City; and a sister: Janet Dunaway of Benld, IL

SERVICES pending at Anglin Funeral Home in Dover, TN.
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Joseph Allen Sobczak, 65, of Alton, IL, passed away at 3:31 a.m. Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center
ER in Alton.

He was born Dec. 26, 1951 in Granite City, IL to the late Julius and Lucille (White) Sobczak.
Joseph was a steelworker with US Metals and National Steel.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Julie Sobczak of Alton and Danielle Sobczak of Bonne Terre, MO; a son: Heath Sobczak of Alton; 7 grandchildren; and 2
sisters: Marsha Horton of TX and Ramona Burnett of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his former spouse: Diane Williams; a grandchild; and 2 step-brothers: Don Crisell and Gerald Orrick.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Donnie Marie Brockman 72, of Granite City passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

She was born March 18, 1945 in St. Louis. MO. She had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes.

She is survived by three daughters, Maria (Jim) Beiser of Collinsville, Julie Thrasher of Granite City and Linda Thomason of Granite City; son, Frederick
Hoffman of Granite City and two sisters, Virginia DuBoise and Carol Mathias both of Granite City and nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two
great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Moore; mother, Belvia (Storie) Isom; husband, William Brockman; daughter, Shirley Hoffman; sister,
Shirley Benson and two brothers Theodore “Ted” Walker and Clyde Lloyd Moore.
Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Henry Raymond “Ricky” Ybarra, 56, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:21 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born February 25, 1961 in Granite City, a son of the late Salvador and Esther
(Munoz) Ybarra.

He married Amanda L. (Bilderback) Ybarra on March 15, 2001 in Edwardsville and she survives.

He worked at Prairie Farms with 33 years of dedicated service as a dairy worker.

He was a member of the Teamster’s Local #525 and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
He was a very talented musician and vocalist and had been a collector of model trains through the years. Ricky will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph Ybarra of Granite City; two daughters, Stephanie Ybarra of Granite City and Amber Clark of
Granite City; two grandchildren, Jorden Whittington and Bethany Biggs; five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Celia Lomax of Union, Missouri, Fred
and Jane Ybarra of Reed Springs, Missouri, Joe and Jennifer Ybarra of Granite City, Esther Ybarra of Granite City and Luis and Phyllis Ybarra of Granite
City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmen Dickerson and Theresa Donaldson.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Carrington A. Saggio, 27 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Carrington was born on November 12, 1990 in Maryville, Illinois. Carrington was a laborer at Menasha Packaging in Pontoon Beach and attended Word of
Life Tabernacle in Granite City, Illinois. In his free time Carrington enjoyed his days of playing soccer, video games and spending time with his friends. He
had a special love for his dogs, Bear, Smokey, Bubba J. Ittybit and Rick but most of all Carrington loved to spend time with his family, especially his fiancé
Emily Scott.

Carrington is survived by and will be missed by his dad; Vince T. and Angela Saggio of Granite City, Illinois; his mom, Debra (Mueller) and James Mayes of
Benld, Illinois; his brother, Zach Saggio of Granite City, Illinois; step-sisters, Katlyn Woosley of Granite City, Illinois, Crystal Mayes of Florida; his grandma,
Vera Saggio of Granite City, Illinois.

Carrington was preceded in death by his grandparents; Robert and Imogene Mueller and Vincent Saggio.

In celebration of Carrington’s life, friends may call on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor
Brian Crippen officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to LTM Heroin Awareness and Support
Foundation at ltmfoundation.org.
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Helen M. Christich, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Fountainview
Manor Memory Care in Granite City.

She was born October 2, 1925 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Dimitri and Andronika (Tanoff) Eftimoff.

She married Konstanty “Gus” Christich on October 19, 1952 in Flint, Michigan and he passed away on May 30, 1997.

She retired from the Metro East Sanitary District after over 25 years of dedicated service as a clerk and had previously worked at Commonwealth Steel for
several years.

Along with her husband, they owned The Whistle Stop and Kristie’s Restaurant. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Sts. Cyril & Methody Eastern
Orthodox Church in Granite City where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, past board member and proud to be one of the
original Bakerettes. She enjoyed attending H.O.P.E. widow’s luncheons and had also been a member of the B.P.W. and Job’s Daughters. Helen enjoyed
her years of traveling, baking and following the lives of her two grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kristina and Paul Batsios of Granite City and two sons, Greg Christich and Michael Christich, both of Granite
City; two grandchildren, Alexandra Batsios of New Jersey and Thomas Batsios of Maryland; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Vasil and Anita Eftimoff and a sister and
brother-in-law, Dorothy and Glen Beck.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a Panikhida Service at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at Sts. Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church, 4770 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:
00 a.m. with Father Andrew Moulton officiating.

Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to Sts. Cyril & Methody Church memorial fund and may be accepted at the funeral home or church.
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Nora Jane Young, 79, of Granite City, IL passed away at 9:55 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

She was born March 16, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa to Robert and Zelma (Beck) Wisehart.

Nora had worked for Willert Home Products in St. Louis, Mo for several years.

Survivors include two sons: Ronald (Diana) Young and Craig (Gail Varady) Young both of Granite City, IL; two grandchildren: Ashley Young and Dustin
Young; and a sister: Betty Alfaro of Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons: David and Randy Young, and a brother Robert Wisehart.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of service 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL, with
Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.
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Glenda F. Drew, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:38 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 9, 1959 in St. Louis, a daughter of Dorothy A. (Hastings) Bailey and the late Alfred Russel Oliver.

She married Donald Drew Jr. on March 14, 1998 in Madison, Illinois and he passed away on February 11, 2009.

She had retired from Western Union after her service as a phone operator. She cherished her grandchildren and enjoyed playing pool and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Alexis Hooper of Granite City; step-daughter, Heather (Brett) Briner of Old Monroe, Missouri; two
grandsons, Garrett and Gavin Hooper; two step-granddaughters, Kendra Coke and Brooklyn Briner; three sisters, Debbie Sander of Granite City, Lori
(Ron) Hackney of Florida and Sue Rogers of Granite City; lifelong friend, Carol Wall of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
many friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Powell officiating.

A procession will be leaving Irwin Chapel on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to arrive at St. Charles Memorial Gardens in St. Charles, Missouri
for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robert M. Tubbs, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Stearns Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born May 31, 1945 in Wyatt, Missouri, a son of the late Raymond and Annie “Ann” (Munday) Tubbs.

He married Donna L. (Bulcroft) Tubbs on November 16, 1990 and she passed away on March 28, 2017.

He had worked as a laborer with many years of service in the demolition field. Robert proudly served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He enjoyed auto mechanics, fishing and home remodeling projects.

He is survived by three brothers, Parker Tubbs of Indiana, Roger (Rosemary) Tubbs of O’Fallon, Missouri and Daniel (JoAnn) Tubbs of Granite City; a
sister, Mary Lou Eddleman 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 sisters, Betty Haygood and Ella Mae Williams.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time
of funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

Burial with full military honors 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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Gene Herschel Cassy, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born February 22, 1945, the eldest son of the late Herschel and Eleanor (Schulte) Cassy.

On June 5, 1971, Gene married the love of his life Catherine “Cathy” (Crawshaw) Cassy and she survives.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966 and was stationed as a medic at Fort Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. He was honorably
discharged in 1970 at the rank of Sergeant.

He graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. His trade was an electronics/computer technician. He opened and operated Gene’s CB
Radio Sales and Service and Gene’s Halloween Costume stores. He worked as a Marine Radio Operator handling ship-to-store calls and shipping traffic.
He was credited for saving the Delta Queen from disaster by quickly and methodically coordinating rescue vessels. He also worked at Warner Amex,
McDonnell Douglas/Boeing and Monsanto.

He was a member of the Coast Guard Reserve (retired), Midwest Coinshooter’s Metal Detecting Club and the Egyptian Ham Radio Club. His hobbies and
many creative talents included acting, directing and designing sets as a charter member and President of The East Bank Players Community Theatre
group. He was an artist, photographer and Ham and CB radio operator. He built home computers and enjoyed metal detecting, engraving, embroidering
shirts and hat logos, compiling, publishing and distributing his own magazine “The Lotto Board” in the 1980’s.

In addition to his beloved wife of 46 years, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Sherry Cassy of Friendswood, Texas; a sister and
brother-in-law, Alma and Greg Voss of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Mary Jaimet of Percy, Illinois; his beloved black lab, Julie; six nephews; seven nieces;
great nieces; great nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins of the Cassy and Schulte families; lifelong friend, Charles Dickey; other extended family and many
friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Sister Stephanie
Turck officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Campbell, 39, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:49 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at
Christian Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born September 14, 1978 in Centreville, Illinois, the son of Marty and Linda (McGowan) Campbell.

He married Judy Ann (Ferguson) Campbell on July 4, 2014 in Granite City and she survives.

Throughout his life, he loved working on cars and was an avid NASCAR and NHRA fan and found much happiness being at the track. He also had a love
of animals and loved working with and training dogs and was a past member of the Greater St. Louis Training Club. He enjoyed his days of wrestling and
fishing and was always trying to make others happy. Nick touched so many lives in the 39 years of life and will never be forgotten for his love of others.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by a stepson, Jacob Harvester; a grandson, Landon Woods; grandmother, Shirley McGowan, all
of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William
McGowan, Marty Joe Campbell Sr., Lora Pearson and Patricia Campbell.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Bill Hale officiating.

Memorials may be made to NHRA DRAW and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Rhoda M. Peck, nee Reading, on Friday, November 10 Rhoda went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. Rhoda
was born on November 27, 1939 in Granite City, IL.

Rhoda will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 55 years and best friend Norman Thomas Peck. Her precious children, Keith (Jennifer) Peck
of Granite City, IL, Tina (John) James of Granite City, IL, Greg (Kelly) Peck of Maryville, IL, and by her brother, Wayne (Maureen) Reading of California.
Rhoda was blessed to have five grandchildren, Misty (Paul) Bridges, Jacob (Holly Hurst) Peck, Katelyn Peck, Sarah Peck, and Ashley Peck. And one great
granddaughter, Mackinzey Bridges. Step grandchildren, Johnny James, and Shannon (Mike) O’Neill, and step great grandchildren, Sierra, Rylee, Michael
Jr. and Johnny Jr. And many extended family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nancy, nee Herndon, Reading; and sister, Barbara Hinson.
Rhoda was a data entry clerk with Edison Brothers in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in west Granite for many years.
Rhoda spent many hours at the Community Care Center of Granite City. She enjoyed helping others by filling food orders for those in time of need. She
was a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen when needed, and words of wisdom and encouragement for a better life.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the funeral home, with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will be
in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, Ill.
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Deloyce "Dee" Maples, 88, of Granite City, currently residing at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Collinsville, passed away
on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The visitation and funeral service will be held at Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9 - 11; with service at 11:00 at Unity Baptist Church (2500 St Clair Ave)
in Granite City. The Rev. Mark Powell will be officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.

Deloyce was born in St Louis, Missouri on April 2, 1929 to John D Craig and Lula (Boyle) Craig who are now deceased. She was also preceded in death
by her first husband Thomas Richard Greer; her second husband Eugene B Maples; her grandson Devon Hemphill. Also her sister Jeanetta Foster;
brother-in-laws Gene Cains, John Greer and Bob Greer; and two step daughters Judy Gebhardt, JoAnn Belke and step son James Maples

Deloyce worked as a production control clerk at Granite City Steel for many years. She enjoyed traveling, the Friday night dinner and card games with
friends, and mostly spending time with her family. She was a charter member and actively involved in her church, Third Baptist Church in Granite City.
Deloyce is survived by two daughters, Diane (Trent) Daubs of Maryville and Nancy Hemphill of Hardin, IL; her grandchildren Keith (Natalie) Simon, Tim
(Amanda) Simon, Katie (Jesse) Johnson and Christopher (Jessica Smith) Hemphill, Her great grandchildren, Asher, Kruz, Wyatt, Nora, Levi and Ariana.
Also surviving is her sister Peggy Cains, brother Jim Craig; sister in laws June Ahlmeyer and Bernice Bartolucci; and step children Tom Maples, David
Maples, Jack Maples, Kathy Wielgus, former son-in-laws Ken Simon and Don Hemphill; and many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and great
grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Unity (formerly Third) Baptist Church Hand Bell Fund. The family wishes to thank the many care
givers and staff at Cedarhurst in Collinsville for the care of our mom these past 4+ years and Family Hospice for their extended care.
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Richard L. Scharf, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL. Richard was born on August 22, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William Joseph Scharf and Leona
Ida (Kannapel) Scharf.

Richard proudly served his country in the Air Force National Guard. On March 8, 1975, Richard married Margaret “Peggy” McMeel in St. Louis, MO. He was
a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, both in Granite City, IL. He had retired from St. Louis Ship as
a draftsman after many years of dedicated service. Richard was a loving caregiver for his son, Richard for thirty-one years. He enjoyed golfing and
spending time with his family, whom he adored. Richard will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia and Ellen; and by three brothers, Joe, Bill and Bob.

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Peggy Scharf of Granite City, IL; loving children, Richard Joseph Scharf of Granite City, IL and
Cynthia Ruth (Michael H.) Horn of Ellisville, MO; dear sister, Delores; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Charles West officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Scharf Family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Lula M. Frost, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL. Lula was born on February 22, 1929 in Alto Pass, IL, a daughter of the late Henry and Edith (Lott)
Rogers.

On May 26, 1947, Lula married Ben D. Frost, the love of her life, in Cobden, IL. Ben passed away on June 23, 2009. Lula had retired twenty-six years ago
as a resident assistant manager from Woolworths Department Store. She was a long time member of Pontoon Baptist Church and attended Gospel
Mission until it closed. Lula had also taught Sunday school and played the piano at the church. She enjoyed researching family history, traveling, quilting,
crocheting, reading and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Lula will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lula was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Ruth Cummings; brothers, Dale Rogers and Joe Newberry; great-
grandson, Curt Haeffner; and by her special pet, Tiger.

She is survived by her loving children, Cathy Carver of Granite City, IL and Gary Frost of Shipman, IL; proud grandmother to five grandchildren, twelve great-
grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; best friends, Shirley White, Irma Frick and Joanne Teagarden; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, with Pastor Jeremy Champion and Pastor Josh Steely officiating.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Alto Pass Cemetery, Alto Pass, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Pontoon Baptist Church or to Alto Pass Cemetery. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Richard Edward “Dick” Werths of Granite City born June 17, 1932, in Granite City, IL, the eldest son of the late Carl and
Irma Werths, died Sunday, November 5, 2017.

On August 30, 1952 he married Geraldine Perry who survives. From December 1952 through December 1954 he served with the US Army during the
Korean War. In 1958 he joined the Granite City Fire Dept. and retired in 1983 at the rank of Captain. From 1988 to 1999 Dick and Gerry lived in Lebanon,
MO near Bennett Spring State Park where they owned a fishing resort and taught their grandchildren to fish.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Keith Lucas. Survivors include his wife Gerry, daughters Carla (Larry) Griffin,
Paula (George) Kaigh, Laura (Dan) Buehrer, and son Richard Alan (Kim) Werths. Also surviving are grandchildren Scott, Brian (Alicia), and Kyle Griffin;
Anne Marie (John Stier) Lucas, Theresa (Boyd) Bradshaw, George III (Lisa) Kaigh, and Katie Kaigh; Steven and Aaron Werths; and Nicole (Luke) Gingery,
Kelsey and Danielle Buehrer, fourteen great-grandchildren, brothers Gary Werths (Ric Frimmel) and Michael (Janet) Werths, in-laws, John and Kathy
Foster, and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was an active member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus 1098, and enjoyed golf, gardening, woodworking, painting, fly-tying, and coaching
his children’s teams.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 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 Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Holy Family Parish, 2606 Washington Ave. Granite
City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic School. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert Lee “Bob” Sanders, 89 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville, Illinois. Robert was born on July 12, 1928 in Granite City; a son of the late William and Helen (Scheaffer)
Sanders.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two infant sons, David and Richard; his in-laws, Fred and Nellie Boger; mother-in-law,
Gertrude Boger; brother-in-laws, Melbourne Boger and James Morthland; sister-in-law, Marjorie Boger.

Bob married the love of his life, Charlene Boger, after a five year courtship on May 23, 1953 at Second Baptist Church, Granite City. They settled into
married life just blocks from his home place in West Granite. During the next sixty-four years, they raised four children and a menagerie of pets.

Family and friends always loved to gather around the kitchen table for card or board games, along with some fabulous meals. Bob was a sixty year
member of Masonic Lodge 877, Golden Eagle Member of Granite City Eagles Home 1126, member of Granite City Firefighters Local 253 and Madison
County Firefighters Association. He made a profession of faith and joined Second Baptist Church in the late 40’s.
During the Korean Conflict, Bob served his country in Germany having the privilege of being stationed his entire service time with his friend and brother-in-
law, Robert Boger. After completing military service, he returned to spend time working at Union Electric and General Steel Industries. He soon found his
passion in firefighting and spent the next twenty-eight years employed by Granite City Fire Department. He retired at the rank of Assistant Chief in 1983 and
held the title of oldest living retiree at his death. Due to his longevity of service at the West Granite Fire Station, he affectionately became known as the
“Mayor of West Granite”. Children living in the area would often visit the station to ask for assistance with bicycle repairs and other tasks.
In addition to his love of firefighting, his family and friends, Bob loved to travel and completed his journey of visiting all fifty states in 2015. While he loved
camping and road trips, he developed a love for cruising in the later years. With Charlene, they enjoyed thirteen cruises including Alaska, Hawaii, and
Panama Canal. If not traveling, Bob could often be found involved in a card or board game or watching sports. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and
had the privilege of attending World Series and All-Star games at Busch Stadium. In addition to professional sports, Bob loved to watch his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren participate in sports and music activities.

Bob attended and graduated from Granite City schools. He was self-taught businessman and with his wife operated a rental business in Granite City for
sixty-four years. Many people would turn to Bob for investment advice and he loved the art of a good deal.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Charlene and four children of whom he was very proud; Nancy (Marty) LeVault of Maryville, IL; Norman Sanders (Rick
Bierschwal) and Nora (Chuck) Cobb of Granite City, IL; and Neda (Dale) Banach of Scheller, IL; grandsons Kyle and Adam Cobb; Dalton and Dillon
Banach; and Scott (Debbie) LeVault; granddaughter, Tammy (Dr. Tibor) Kopjas. In addition to his loving grandchildren, he treasured his great-
grandchildren, Ali and Landon Cobb, Paige and Morgan Tulacro, and Brooke and Lindsay LeVault; loving sister, Betty Morthland, brother-in-law, Robert
Boger, sister-in-law, Jeanie Boger. He was very close to many extended family and special friends including nieces, Carolyn Syfert and Lisa Sheppard and
nephews, Gary Barker, Dennis and Tom Boger.

Friends may call on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Robert’s life,
visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Chris Sedabres officiating at Second Baptist Church, 2100
Illinois Ave. in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials to Second Baptist Church, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Backstoppers.

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