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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