Dr. Richard Rayburn, 65, of Edwardsville, IL passed away at 7:10 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 16, 1952 in Mt. Olive, IL to Roy and Roleen Jean (Jaeck) Rayburn.

Richard and Tamberly “Tammy” Wuelfing married on September 26, 1981 in Mt. Olive, IL.

Dr. Rayburn was a chiropractor and owned his own business, Rayburn Chiropractic in both Maryville, IL and Edwardsville, IL. He was a professional
musician for fifty years and produced eight albums during his musical career. Richard was also a sales rep for children’s books, The Book Farm. He was a
member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River, IL. But most of all, Rick was very passionate about his family.

He is survived by his wife, Tamberly “Tammy” (Wuelfing) Rayburn of Edwardsville, IL; daughter, Emily (Alec) Ashburn of Chicago, IL; three sons: Shaun
(Brittany) Rayburn of Edwardsville, IL, Corey Rayburn of Manhattan, NY and Benjamin (Elizabeth) Rayburn of Valley Park, MO; granddaughter, Layla Rayburn
of Valley Park, MO; mother, Roleen Jean (Jaeck) Rayburn of Mt. Olive, IL; brother, Larry (Becky) Rayburn of San Diego, CA and a sister, Joann (Dale) Bartlett of
Greenwood, MO.

He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Rayburn.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
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Preston Daniel Nicard, 17, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018.

He was born September 11, 2000 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was a junior at Granite City High School where he was on the wrestling team. He also enjoyed playing baseball with the Granite City Parks and
Recreation. He loved his days of fishing, loved the outdoors, always very adventurous and enjoyed camping. He enjoyed machine shop class at school and
always dreamed of being a marine biologist. He loved dogs and cherished his new puppy, Kaly. He loved going to the beach, being around kids, loved his
siblings, was always wanting to help others and had a great sense of humor. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

He is survived by his mother, MaryEllen G. Nicard of Granite City; his father and stepmother, Daniel G. and Amanda Schrader of Granite City; siblings, Kristian
Nicard, Skylar Boon, Jonah Boone, Jacob Schrader and Dayva Schrader, all of Granite City; grandparents, MaryEllen B. and Edward J. Nicard Sr. of Berkeley,
Missouri, Deonna Cristel of Highland and Donald and Vicki Schrader of Granite City; great grandmother, Evelyn Goodson of Alton; many aunts; uncles;
cousins; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a great aunt, Lois Bommarito.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to his family and may be accepted at the funeral home
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Lavinia Maxine Hoelter, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:03 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Stearns Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born July 27, 1935 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Thurman and Effie (O’Dell) Cleveland.

She married Lawrence Alvin “Larry” Hoelter on June 1, 1957 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he passed away on January 12,
2007.

She retired in 1996 from the United States Postal Service after over 40 years of dedicated service as a rural route mail carrier.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and cherished her years serving as a Girl Scout leader. She was a founding
member and very involved with the Alpha Center Home for Unwed Mothers and the Phoenix Crisis Center. She was active with the Mexican Honorary
Commission and enjoyed working with crafts and cherished the special times shared with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Argent of Greenville, Janet Meyers of Mountain Grove, Missouri and Judy Nicol of Granite City; a son and daughter-
in-law, Richard and Dena Hoelter of Granite City; eighteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other extended family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons-in-law, Craig Argent, John Nicol and Woody Meyers; two
grandchildren, Monica Stafford and Rodie Littlefield and four sisters, Ruby Hardy, Ann Howard, Evelyn Hileman and Shirley Crockarell.

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

A Funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ronald “Ronnie” Teachenor, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home, with his loving
family by his side. Ronnie was born on November 9, 1945 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Jack Teachenor and Ollie
(Pollard) Teachenor.

Ronnie was a faithful member of West 22nd Street Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. He also enjoyed being a member of the “Slappers Club” and Masonic
Lodge #877. Ronnie was a graduate of Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, MO, and he retired from Granite City Steel as a machinist after many years of
dedicated service. Ronnie enjoyed dancing and traveling with his many friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Ronnie
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, Ronnie was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanetta Teachenor, who passed away on July 2, 2009.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Donetta (Jamie) Brooks of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Norine (David Sr.) Noel of Granite City, IL; mother of Ronnie’s
children, Donna Claxton of Godfrey, IL; proud grandfather to Dustin (Ashley) Miller, Devon (Samantha Moerlein) Stein, Destiny Brooks and Dalton Brooks;
niece, Sheila Drost; nephew, David Noel Jr; great-nephews, Brenden Heaton, Blake Noel, Matthew Heaton and Nicholas Noel; extended family and many
friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 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 Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Rev. Keith Braddock officiating. Interment
will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to West 22nd Street Baptist Church Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Cheryl D. Shrum, 61 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Cheryl was born on March 8, 1957 in Granite City. Cheryl was a bookkeeper for Joshco Pallet Company and had worked for the Better Business Bureau. She
was a member of Gateway Family Church in Glen Carbon and a homemaker and mom who was dedicated to her family and will be remembered for the love
and all the special times they shared together.

Cheryl is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Lloyd “Junior” Shrum, whom she married on May 11, 1973; her son, Josh (Jamie) Shrum of Troy,
Illinois; her mom, Carol (Phillips) Hopper; grandchildren, Madison Shrum of Troy, Illinois, Colin Shrum of Troy, Illinois; sister, Pastor Sandy (Hap) Schoeber
of Granite City, Illinois.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her dad; William Hopper.

In celebration of Cheryl’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Sandy
Schoeber officiating at Gateway Family Church, 97 Oaklawn Drive in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.
m. at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to Gateway Family Church. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City is serving the family.
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Larry Gene Dusky, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:09 a.m. Sat. May 5, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born Oct. 30, 1960 in Granite City to the late Lawrence & Betty (Davis) Dusky.

On Oct. 24, 1987, he and Ronette Buzick were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Granite City.

Larry was a Carpenter for Union Local #1310 for over 20 years. He loved to fish and spend time with his grandkids.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 sons: Jeremy (Marya Phillips) Chrobak of Dowagiac, MI, Derek Powers of Pontoon Beach, IL and Deron Powers of
Granite City; a daughter: Kellie (Ken Warren) of Pontoon Beach; 13 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren: a sister: Sharon Houston of MO; 3 sisters-in-law:
Denise Gettle of Granite City, Theresa Ray of Salem, MO and Marilee Waller of Lake Havasu, AZ; and his mother-in-law: Pat Buzick of Collinsville, IL.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. May 10, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks.
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Howard Ronnie Minix, 67, of granite City, IL passed away at 11:15 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at Christian North East Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

He was born February 21, 1951 in Breathitt County, KY to Howard and Irene (Gabbard) Minix.

Howard served in the United States Navy and had worked for several companies as a truck driver. When he could he loved to hunt and fish.

On December 16, 1996 he and Patsy (Elkins) Minix married in Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy (Elkins) Minix of Granite City, IL; a daughter, Jennifer; five sons: Brian, Noah, and Ronald Henson, Russell Henson and
Robert Henson, many grandchildren; a brother, Charlie Minix and a sisiter, Pamela Minix.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers: Edward, Steven and Lee Minix; and three sisters: Patricia Minix, Patsy Ann Gainey and
Phyllis Jean Gillam.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Arrangements with online information and guestbook may be found
at www.wojstrom.com.
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A smile that shined for all the world to see has been darkened much to soon. The passing of Cheryl Riggs on April 30,
2018 brings an end to a life filled with love, compassion and true friendship.

She was born in Granite City, Illinois to Gerald and Beulah (Ruth) Voorhees on November 27, 1960. She Attended North High School and then went on to SUI
Edwardsville to obtain her Master's Degree in Sociology along with other several degrees. She was an SUIE Alumni Member, always staying in contact with
some of her favorite professors, even as the years passed. Cheryl had a strong work-ethic and worked very hard all her life for the things that she wanted for
her children and family; a wonderfully generous and loving person. She wasn't afraid of any challenges placed before her and embraced them head-on with
commitment, determination and dedication. For a time she was an Antique Dealer, which gave her great joy in always learning and studying the historical
items that she came across. Cheryl's interests were diverse, and she was also involved with the virtual gaming world, which included a deep, almost
patriotic love Champion Horses in Second Life, where she lastly worked. She also became an online DJ where she met with people all over the world and
became close friends with so many of them.

Throughout her life, Cheryl maintained a strong and loving demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. She touched and affected so many by her
constant nurturing love and friendship, and her willingness to help any and all ways she could. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling,
laughter and joking, and loving care, will never be forgotten.
Cheryl was a devout St. Louis Cardinals fan, an avid and well learned music lover, a loving mother and grandmother, and is survived by a son Dan Riggs and
wife Angela Kingsley Riggs, daughter Taylor Riggs, grandson Dylan Riggs, husband Edwin Riggs, brother, Raymond and his wife Shirley Voorhees, nieces,
nephews, cousins and enough friends to fill Bush Stadium.

Should friends desire, Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Bonnie Smith, age 74, of McLeansboro, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Hanover, IN. Bonnie was born on
May 9, 1943 in Puryear, TN, a daughter of the late Edward Atkins and Mildred (Jones) Atkins.

Bonnie was a former member of Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Granite City, IL. She was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Bonnie
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, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Smith; brother, Jack Atkins; two sons, Dexter Smith and Donald Caffrey;
and by a daughter, Marie Caffrey.

Bonnie is survived by her loving children, Deena (Leameal) Davis of Caseyville, IL, Leola Caffrey of Granite City, IL, Bernie (Tara) Smith of McLeansboro, IL
and Daniel (Cindy) Smith of New Athens, IL; dear sisters, Fawn and Imogene; proud grandmother to five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;
extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 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 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Shea Hughes officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at East Fork Cemetery in West Frankfort, IL.
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Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Ebrecht, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at her home. Betty was
born on July 21, 1930 in Lafayette, IN, a daughter of the late Vernon Keith Orr and Louise Francis (King) Orr.

On July 1, 1948, Betty married Robert Charles Ebrecht, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Robert passed away on July 21, 1990. Betty was a faithful
member of Central Christian Church in Granite City, IL. She had retired from Kraft Foods in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated service. She
was also a member of Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters, DeMolays, Rebekah Lodge and Order of the Odd Fellows. After retirement, Betty worked part time
at Central Hardware, Beelman Truck Company and as a secretary at Central Christian Church in Granite City, IL. 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 daughter, Roberta A. Petras; one son, Steven R. Ebrecht; and by her
siblings, Jack Orr, Dick Orr, Don Orr and June Jones.

Betty is survived by her loving children, Karen L. Ray of Collinsville, IL, Karl W. Ebrecht of Granite City, IL, David E. Ebrecht of O’Fallon, IL and Seth “Tom”
Ebrecht of Arlington, TX; proud grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; many dear nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 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 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Derrell Brame officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or to Wounded Warriors Project. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Shirley Marie Lance, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wed. May 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Feb. 20, 1936 in Granite City to the late Alonzo & Hattie (Ashby) Marler.

On Nov. 27, 1972 she and Philip L. Lance were married in St. Louis, MO.  He survives in Granite City.

Shirley had been a homemaker and a member of Dewey Ave. United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband she is survived by 3 daughters: Nancy (Jeff) Strubberg and Paula (Kyle) Archer of Granite City and Pamela (Nelson Robaina)
Calahan of Lee’s Summit, MO; a son: Phillip Calahan of Independence, MO; 11 grandchildren: Tonya Keelin, Mark Copeland Jr., Donald Copeland,
Amanda Holmes, Jason Copeland, Steven Copeland, Haley Robaina, Jacob Glass, Kalene Archer, Kyle Archer and Jeffrey Strubberg; and many great
and great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Mark Copeland; 3 brothers: Winifred, Thomas and Dewey Marler; and 4 sisters: Rachael
Maxfield, Deloris Ludtke, Lois Nadine Roberson and Audrey Callahan.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Sun. May 6, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Jack Swank
officiating.  Burial will be Mon. May 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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William “Bill” Bulva, 96, of Madison, IL passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born July 27, 1921 in Madison, IL to Fred and Anna (nee: Vojta) Bulva.

Bill Bulva married Betty Grba on July 4, 1951 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, IL.

He served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1943 – 1945 on the USS Yakutat as a radarman second class, worked as a meat cutter at Tri-City
Grocery and retired from Meat Cutters Local 534. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Boosters and Amvets Post 204. He will be
remembered for his warm welcoming smile, his generosity and loving personality. He played Santa Claus yearly not only for our family but many others
and will continue to bring joy through jolly memories.

He is survived by two daughters, Betty (Ed) Burris and Rose Ann (Mike) Zukas; seven sons, Bill (Kennette) Bulva, Joe (Carol) Bulva, Victor (Patti) Bulva,
John (Sandee) Bulva, Roger (Lori) Bulva, Charles Bulva and Gerard Bulva; twenty one grandchildren, Tiffany (Jason) Skees, Ben (Lora) Bulva, Brandy
(Matt) Range, Brooke (Tony) Walch, Chelsea Bulva, Eric Bulva, Alexis (Larry) Rose, Lindsay Bulva, Brian Bulva, Matt Bulva, Tyler (Ashley) Bulva, Zac
Bulva, Jason (Jessica) Bulva, Nicole (Terrence) Murray, Krista Bulva, Kayla Bulva, Trey (Ashley) Burris, Megan (Brett) Daniels, Brittney Bulva and Haley
Zukas; 23 great grandchildren; and a brother, Lester (Mae) Bulva.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (nee: Grba) Bulva; two sons Michael and Mark Bulva and grandson, Tanner Bulva;
daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bulva; two brothers, James (Mary) Bulva and Charlie Bulva; two sister, Christine (Bob) Richardson and Annie Bulva.

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at
11:00 a.m. with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant. Burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Doris A. Zigler, 87 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Doris was born on June 15, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri; the daughter of the late John Heads and Velma (Benton) Ferguson. Doris worked in the cafeteria
for the Granite City School District and was a loving mom who raised her family. She was a member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City and
in her free time she enjoyed her days spending time with her family.

Doris is survived by and will be missed by her children; Susie (Lenard) Merrell of Port Orange, Florida, Vivian (Roy) Curtis of Caseyville, Illinois, Patricia
(Daniel) Jacobs of Buckeye, Arizona, Sherry (Richard) Royer of Goodyear, Colorado, Albert L. “Buddy” Zigler of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren, Eric
(Vicki), Jennifer (Cullie), Julie (Alex), Susan, Kathryn (Hugh Lyn IV), Michael (Liz), Shane (Stacy), Jamie, Chris, Jason, Melissa (James), JoAnn, A.J.,
Daniel, D.J.; 24 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; twin sister, Delores Turner of St. Clair, Missouri, sister, Barbara Beckner of Prairie Du
Rocher, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband; Albert E. Zigler, whom she married on March 15, 1947; her brother, William Null;
her sister, Vivian Turner.

In celebration of Doris’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights,
Illinois. Memorial donations are suggested to BJC Hospice or M.P.S. Society.
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James Christopher Scott, 47, of Granite City passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home. He was born January 3,
1971 in Granite City to Charles Vernal and Carolyn (Huddleston) Scott. He was employed at Bailey International.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Kay Mize of Granite City; mother, Carolyn Scott of Granite City; brother, David Cox of Caseyville; sister, Jennifer
(Keith) Ebersohl of Alton, aunt, Theresa and Carl Funderburk of Granite City and uncle, JC and Brenda Huddleston of Potosi, MO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Scott; sister, Tammy Church and maternal grandparents James and Mary Huddleston.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Barbara Jean Litzelman, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The Fountains in
Granite City, where she has resided for the past year.

She had spent her final days surrounded by her family with love and laughter.

She was born March 6, 1929 in Harvel, Illinois, a daughter of the late Edward and Cecilia (Durbin) Redman.

She married Albert E. Litzelman on June 15, 1948 in Raymond, Illinois and he passed away on April 17, 2002.

She had worked as a bookkeeper throughout the years and she and her husband had owned and operated Dairy Queen in Pontoon Beach and
Collinsville for many years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and formerly a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic
Church in
Collinsville. She volunteered working bingo and the fish fry days at SS Peter and Paul. She enjoyed watching baseball, cheering on the Granite City
High School Warriors and the St. Louis Cardinals, but was the biggest fan of all sports played by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She 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, Douglas and Nona Litzelman of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Elaine and Duane Smallie of Granite City
and Francene and Michael Marks of Clayton, Missouri; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Debbie Smallie, Joshua (Lauren Courtway) Smallie,
Timothy and Meagan Smallie, Clare and Jon Seppala, Kristin and Tim Peerenboom, Jenny Marks, Catherine and Joe Paquin and Chris Marks; great
grandchildren, Carter, Bennett, Braden, Reece, Cate, Maddox, Bryce, Graydon, Arden, Rhys, Morgan, Torri, Emily, Cooper and Hannah; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Litzelman; a brother, Joseph Redman and a sister, Helen
Spinner.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until
time of funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Graveside service will be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro, Illinois on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Hospice of Southern Illinois or a charity of one’s choice are requested.
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Clifford O. “Bud” Parks Jr., 70 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

Bud was born on July 29, 1947 in Granite City; the son of the late Clifford O. “Bud” and Alice (Proffitt) Parks Sr. Bud worked for Means Towel Service as a
delivery driver and was a letter carrier in Granite City. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. While serving in
Vietnam Bud earned the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received in action. He was later awarded the Vietnam Gallantry
Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with
Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City and a
member of the American Legion while living in Florida. Bud enjoyed his days of fishing, quilting, building his model trains and tinkering with his medal
detector. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, Bud will be remembered for his loving heart and all the special times he shared with his family
and friends.

Bud is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife; Sharon (Waggoner) Parks, whom he married on March 14, 1992; his children, Dan (Kim) Parks of
Granite City, Doug (Amy) Parks of Waterloo, Donald Morris II, Veronica Liniger of Granite City, Joanna Burke of Granite City; grandchildren, Krystle (Justin)
Hamblen, Matthew Gancheff, Christopher (Katie Lybarger) Parks, Hannah (John) Myers, Tyler Morris, Ashlie Parks, Catelynn Liniger; great-grandchildren,
Bella Parks, Clayton Myers; brother, William “Bill” (Carolyn) Parks; nieces and nephews, Michael (Leslie) McElroy, Cory McElroy, Wendy Parks, Emily (Nick)
Highfield, Owen Highfield, William “Billy” Parks Jr.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his 1st wife; Shelia Sullivan Parks, whom he married on July 22, 1966; his sister, Sally McElroy.

In celebration of Bud’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Powell
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Aaron Stacy Filter, 53, passed away Sat. Apr. 21, 2018 in Granite City.

He was born July 24, 1967 in St. Louis, MO to Robert Lee Filter of Maryville, IL and the late Shirley (Johnson) Yarbrough.

In addition to his father he is survived by a niece and her husband: Leah & Joel Deeke of Fairview Heights, IL.

Besides his mother he was preceded in death by a sister: Carrie Filter; maternal grandparents: Alma & Milton Johnson; and paternal grandparents: Martin &
Gladys Filter.

Services are private.
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Frank J. Mlinarec, 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on   April 20, 2018.

Frank was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, on February 20, 1926, the son of immigrants Stefan Mlinarec and Rozalia (Hoblaj) Mlinarec from Prelog,
Croatia.  His father was killed in an auto accident when he was two years old and his mother later remarried August Kozjak of Granite City, Illinois,
where he was to live the remainder of his life.

Frank was a veteran of World War II.  His unit, the 65th Armored Infantry Battalion, 20th Armored Division pushed through Nazi Germany in the later
stages of the war.  His division was among the first to liberate the Dachau Concentration camp, an experience Frank would never speak about.  He,
along with several thousand other infantry soldiers, was then relocated to the Pacific, heading to Japan when the atomic bomb ended the war.  Frank
worked at American Steel Foundries in Granite City for over 35 years.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma (nee Wilcox), daughter, Mary A. Bright, son, Frank D. (Nadine) Mlinarec, grandchildren William W. (Regina)
Bright, Jr., Christopher W (Nicole) Bright, Jillian (Jon) Weiland, Sarah F. Bright, great grandchildren William, Adam, James, Ava, his brother, George
(Sharon) Kozjak, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of a service, a Mass will be said in his honor at Holy Family Church at a later date.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Charles Raymond Douglas, 67 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Cedarhurst of
Edwardsville.

Charles was born on August 4, 1950 in Granite City, Illinois.

Charles was an area Attorney and ran his own law office, Charles Douglas Law Office in Granite City and Glen Carbon.

Charles was an avid photographer and an underwater photographer having photographs published in the diving magazine, The Skin Diver. Charles
loved nature and the outdoors, walking and swimming and he enjoyed his days traveling the world. Charles 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 mom; Helen Louise (Myers) Powderly of Granite City, Illinois; brother, Bart (Patricia) Douglas of Pocahontas,
Illinois; sister, Jeanne (Tom) Butkovich of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Victoria Douglas (Brad Emery), Sean Douglas, Sarah
Douglas, David (Rachel) Butkovich, T.J. Butkovich, Sasha (James) Rhea; uncle, Virgil Malmberg and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and
other close family members and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his dad; Raymond Eads Douglas and his step-dad, David Powderly.

In celebration of Charles’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend
Kevin Davis 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 Alzheimer’s Association or to the family.
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Dennis Ray Ratliff, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

He was born March 3, 1934 in Arkansas, a son of the late Robie A. and Loudie (Boyer) Ratliff.

He retired from Hussmann Refrigeration after 45 years of dedicated service as a quality inspector.

The United States Army veteran was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. Dennis enjoyed his days of waterskiing, camping, fishing and
playing softball.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Michael Licavoli of Granite City; a son, Allen Dowdy of Barnett, Missouri; two grandchildren, Aaron
Christopher and Michael Dowdy; four great grandchildren, Peyton Ross, Alyssa Ross, Dakota Armour and Olivia Armour; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Dowdy; a granddaughter, Jamie (Christopher) Ross; two sisters, Olean and
Jeraldeen Ratliff and two brothers, James and Eugene Ratliff.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the family to support the Granite City Senior Companions and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Frances Lee Holt (Trent) passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 84.

She was born in Chicago, IL on November 10, 1933 to Frank Leonard Trent and Golda Arvilla Trent (Bertram). On September 6, 1953, she married the
love of her life, Leland Hugh Holt. She supported him through the completion of his DVM and worked side by side with him in their veterinary practice as
book keeper, surgical assistant and receptionist. Her love of animals continued throughout her life. Raised as a Catholic, she converted to the
Methodist faith when she married. Fran moved to the Assembly of God church when she was baptized in the Holy Spirit in the early 1980’s and
remained active. Highly regarded as an artisan of all types of handwork, she took great pride in having made the wedding dresses for many of her
children and loved to share her gifts with others. She was a vibrant and active community participant doing tax work and volunteering at the local
hospital. Music provided great joy especially when playing the baby grand piano given to her by her dad. Because of Fran’s gracious hospitality, she
never met a stranger and all who entered her home felt welcome.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Hugh Holt who passed in 1983 and is survived by her sister Marian Marsh, her brother, William
Trent, and her five children; Sherri Lee Griffin of Millersburg, MO, Timothy Leland Holt of Foristell, MO, Lucy Renee Click of Alton, IL, Bruce Edward Holt of
Memphis, TN and Jeanie Louise Spooner of Quincy, IL. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Cory Wooden, Bethany Chapel, Chelsey Taylor, Joshua
Holt, Jonathan Holt, Zachary Spooner, Jacob Spooner, Austin Holt, Ashlyn Holt and Eleanor Spooner. She is further survived by two great grandchildren;
Lila Taylor and Bennett Taylor.
Visitation will be held April 27, 2018 from 3PM to 7PM at GC First Assembly of God in Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be at 10AM, April 28, 2018 at the same venue with internment to follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in
Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to petpartners.org/donate directly or donations will be accepted at the church.
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James Monroe Clutts, 60, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

He was born July 13, 1957 in Granite City, a son of Joanna Mae (Poole) Clutts and the late James Charles Clutts.

He married Lillian K. (Smith) Clutts on March 21, 1991 in Granite City and she survives.

He had worked several years as a steelworker with Feralloy Steel in Granite City. He collected die cast cars and loved watching movies and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 27 years and mother, he is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Marie and Scot Mason of Pomona,
Illinois and Jessica and David Hellige of Granite City; three aunts, Doris Leibold of Granite City, Mary Vasques of Granite City and Patsy Manning of
California; a uncle, Michael Clutts of Morrisville, Indiana; mother-in-law, Leona Tanner of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Derek Smith.

In celebration of his life, private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Clutts Family.
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James “Jim” Reginald Davenport Jr., age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at his home. Jim
was born September 21, 1943 in Eldorado, IL, a son of the late James R. Davenport Sr. and Anne (Palfy) Davenport.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Phoenix James Davenport and Aryana Rochael Lynette Davenport.

Jim was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. On February 14, 1970, Jim married Joyce Wood, the love of his life, in
Granite City, IL. Jim worked for Schermers Brothers Grocery Store for twelve years. He retired from Prairie Farms Dairy in Granite City, IL, after twenty-
five years. After retirement, Jim worked for the Granite City Park District as a security guard and for Illinois Central Bus Service as a bus monitor. Jim
was an avid Chicago Cubs Baseball fan, and he enjoyed watching the games on television. He also enjoyed going to the horse track in Fairmont Park,
gardening and working in his yard, which was always immaculate. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and being a grandpa. Jim loved
life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family, friends, and his cats. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-eight years, Joyce Davenport; loving children, Stacey (Richard) White, Amy (Robert) Nunn, Ryan (Anisha)
Davenport and Bradley (Kristina) Davenport; proud grandfather to Christian Hildreth, Richard White, Jr., Christopher White, Savannah Nunn, Arabella
Davenport, Riley Davenport, Taylor Davenport and Carter Davenport; sister, DeAnne (Randy) Clark; several nieces, nephews, extended family and many
friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 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 Monday, April 23, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Donald Wagner officiating.
Interment with military honors will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Lena J. Scher, age 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at her home. Lena was born on
December 14, 1925 in Broken Bow, OK, a daughter of the late J.W. Bristow and Effie (Odom) Bristow.

On October 31, 1942, Lena Bristow married John W. Scher, the love of her life, in St. Charles, MO. Lena was a faithful
member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. She retired as a cook from School District 9 in 1984 after 19
years of dedicated service. Lena 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, Lena was preceded in death her sisters, Mary Reaves and Margie Steel; and by one brother,
Raymond King.

She is survived by her devoted husband of seventy-five years, John Scher of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Janis
(Elijah) Griffin of Starke, FL and Donna (Joe) Long of Starke, FL; brother, Frank King of CA; proud grandmother to two
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday,
April 22, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Pansy “Pam” A. Lancaster, 84, of Granite City died on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on February 20, 1934 in Granite City, IL to Elbert Parks and Mamie Waggoner.

Pam enjoyed shopping and taking her dog, Sparrow for long walks.

Pam is survived by 5 children: Kathy Lorraine Lancaster, Elvan Daniel Lancaster, Curtis Lee Lancaster, Tommie Lou Lancaster and Tammie Sue
Lancaster; a brother, Randall Parks of Granite City, IL and 2 sisters: Carole Rae (Jim) Babcock of Fall River, KS and Janice Null (Robert Rayburn) of
Granite City, IL.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eddie Lee Parks.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Verney “Frankie” F. Parton, Jr., 39, of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:45 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at Alton Memorial
Hospital in Alton, IL.

He was born November 4, 1978 in Maryville, IL to Patricia “Pat” A. (Porter) Parton and Verney F. Parton, Sr.

He is survived by his mother: Patricia “Pat” A. (Porter) Parton; brother: Jeff Porter; sister: Christine Parton; and niece: Kelsie Voloski all of Granite City,
IL; maternal grandfather: Kenneth Scott of Wood River, IL; paternal grandmother: Christene Barton of Wildwood, MO; and other family and many friends.

Besides his father: Verney F. Parton, Sr. he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Fern (Porter) Scott and paternal grandfather: Verney
A. Parton.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m, time of funeral service, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite
City, IL.
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Edward Louis Lance, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. Apr. 12, 2018 at his home.

He was born Apr. 25, 1947 in Granite City to the late Mildred Holder and James Lance.
He loved fishing and the St. Louis Cardinal’s.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Kristy Lance of Granite City, Shelly Lance Favignano of Troy, MO and Melissa Collins of Granite City; 2 sons: Joseph Lance
of Greenville, IL and Aaron Lance of Granite City; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren: a sister: Susan Lance of Granite City; and a very dear niece:
Desirae Langley of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Dina Lance; a son: Edward Lance; and a granddaughter: Taylor Lynn Lance.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues. Apr. 17, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Helen Louise (Newsome) Jacks, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Tues. Apr. 10, 2018 at her home
surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 12, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late John & Ruth (Pettit) Newsome.

Ms. Jacks had worked for William M. Bedell ARC, University of Illinois and had later retired from Granite City Township Senior Services as Director. She
loved reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a lifelong friend, Willie Mae Allen of Granite City; 2 daughters: Ruth (Felicia) Jacks of Washington DC and Nicole Godspower of Granite
City; 1 son: Eric (Lisa) Jacks of Granite City; 12 grandchildren: Monique (Samuel) Roach, Andre Jacks, Everrett (Alisia) Jacks, Alishia Jacks, Eric Jacks
Jr., David Jacks, Ryann Samuels, Nicolis Samuels, Byran (Latresha) Samuels, Bryan-Nicole Samuels and Demetre Hollingsworth; numerous great-
grandchildren; 3 sisters: JoAnn Campbell of Madison, IL, Mayme (Wiliam) Cass of Madison and Evelyn (Orlandis) Williams of Granite City; 3 brothers:
Eddie (Henrietta) Newsome of Venice, IL, Elroy Newsome of Jefferson City, MO and Bryan (Sukrena) Newsome of Madison; a sister-in-law: Rose
Newsome of Granite City; and a daughter-in-law: Bonnie Jacks of Camden, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: David Jacks; a sister: Rita Jackson; and a brother: John Newsome.

The family will hold a memorial celebration of her life at 1:00 p.m. Fri. Apr. 20, 2018 at the Venice Recreation Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Granite City Senior Services or William M. Bedell ARC.
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William D. Cotton, 49, of Granite City died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home.

He was born on July 22, 1968 in St. Louis, MO to William P. and Shirley A. Webner.

William was a mechanic who enjoyed fishing.

William is survived by a brother, David Cotton of Granite City, IL; 3 sisters: Cindy Cotton of Granite City, IL Ivana (Dan) Reid
of Edwardsville, IL and Genevieve Cotton of Granite City, IL and his girlfriend, Lorri Buck of Granite City, IL.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cotton and his parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Michael F. Fogelbach, 53, of Granite City died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home.

He was born on October 2, 1964 in St. Louis, MO to Michael Fogelbach and Joan nee: Barnes Brown.

Michael married Charity Barthelemy on October 21, 1989 in Webster Groves, MO.

The loving husband and father was a member of Harvest Community Church who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Besides his wife and parents, Michael is survived by 2 daughters: Eliana Fogelbach and Angellea Fogelbach both of Granite City; a brother; Randy
(Crystal) Holzschuh of Belle, MO and 3 sisters: Barb (Rob) Osborn of St. Charles, MO, Stacey Fraley of Lemay, MO and Kim Umbright of Buford, MO.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of memorial service at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Leanna E. Poore, 90 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at The Fountains in Granite City surrounded by her family.

Leanna was born on March 7, 1928 in Brashear, Missouri; the daughter of the late Glenn and Tessie Marie (Roberts) Walters. Leanna was a supervisor
at General American Life Insurance Company and in her free time she enjoyed her days spending time with her family. Leanna will be remembered for
her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Terrie (Dennis) Sollberger of Edwardsville, Illinois, Jerry (Amy) Poore of Quincy, Illinois; grandchildren,
Kristin (Matthew) Laws, Brett (Kelly) Sollberger, Kate Sollberger (Michael Hurt), Jamie (David) Marshall, Kristopher (Morgan) Poore; great-grandchildren, Lucy
Laws, Benjamin Laws, Nora Sollberger, Warrick Marshall; brother, John Walters and numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended family members
and friends.

In addition to her parents, Leanna was preceded in death by her husband; James R. Poore, whom she married on September 18, 1948 and her brother,
Raphael Walters.

In celebration of Leanna’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor Bill Hale officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A family burial will take place on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Park
View Memorial Gardens, 2100 East Shepard Ave., Kirksville, Missouri. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
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Winona "Nona" (Conner) Corzilius, 88, passed away on Friday, April 13th at her home at The Fountains Assisted Living
Center, where she had lived for nine years.

The daughter of Marvin and Ruth (Rhinehart) Conner, She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, William R. Corzilius,
and is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Truman (Mike); Connie Spasser (Mark); and Rebecca
Corzilius (Robert Clauss). She was also blessed with three grandchildren, of whom she was very proud: Alison and Abigail
Spasser, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Clayton Truman, of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as two step-grandchildren, Ben
and Season Clauss, both of Chicago. She also is survived by her sisters, Patricia Newsome and Carole Crane, and
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
"Nonie," as her grandchildren called her, was born on August 31, 1929 in Bernice, Oklahoma, but lived most of her life in
Granite City, where she was a 1947 graduate of Granite City High School. She married Bill Corzilius, who was then
Assistant Superintendant of the Blast Furnace and Sintering Plant at Granite City Steel, in 1950 and worked as an
executive secretary at First National Bank in Granite City before becoming a homemaker. She was an avid reader of
history books, novels, and the newspaper, and frequently stayed up late with a book--a practice she continued her entire
life. As a member of the Cherokee Nation, she was particularly interested in Native American history and culture, and she
also was devoted to progressive politics, volunteering for Common Cause and donating her time to register voters for
many years.
Her work in the community was extensive. She was a long-time member of Nameoki Presbyterian Church, where she
served on both the Session and as an Elder, and she was Church Secretary on a volunteer basis for more than a decade.
She held many local and state Church Women United posts, receiving CWU's Valiant Woman award in 1997. Her work at
CWU included spearheading the founding of Hope House for homeless families; work on both the Baby's Layette program
and the Prison Ministry at Dwight Women's Prison (where she helped to establish a chapel for the inmates and made
recordings of incarcerated mothers for their children); and establishment of the annual "Music, Music" program, which
remains a major CWU fundraiser to benefit Granite City Charities. She was instrumental in founding Project Hope, a food
pantry for out-of-work steelworkers, was active in the Interfaith Dialogue of St. Louis, and headed up voter registration
every two years for United Congregations of Metro-East. These are just some of the myriad ways that Nona gave of her
time and talents.
All who knew her were struck by Nona's independence, compassion, and big personality. Whether it was doing the Twist,
playing golf, or singing along to Pearl Bailey or "My Fair Lady," Nona gave it her all. She will be sorely missed by those
who loved her best and by all whose lives she touched.

In celebration of Nona’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. (family only from 4-5) and on
Saturday, April 21 from 12-1 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. The funeral is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
on Saturday, with a luncheon to follow (location TBD).

Memorials are encouraged to the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program c/o Cherokee Nation Businesses, 777
W. Cherokee St., Catoosa OK 74015.
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David Wayne Downs, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:11 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 22, 1955 in Granite City, a son of James W. Downs of Granite City and the late Betty I. (Smith) Downs.

He married Connie R. (Richardson) Downs on July 31, 1977 at the 2nd Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel in 2014 after 40 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

He was a member of 2nd Baptist Church, enjoyed his early days of playing softball and relaxing with family and friends at his pool. He cherished his
family, loved his wife and was devoted to his children and grandchildren and was looking forward to the one on the way.

In addition to his beloved wife and father, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Dawn and Ron Brewer of Granite City, Nick Downs of
Granite City and Samantha and Timothy Hildebrand of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Kristan Biggs, Ryan Baker, Miranda Baker, Ashli Hupp, Heidi
Hildebrand, Zeidyn Hildebrand and coming soon, Greyson Hildebrand; one great grandchild, Austan Copeland; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene
and Karen Richardson of Bartlett, Tennessee; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Downs.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Randy Vollmar officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Edward Michael “Mike” Mickelson, age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home.

Mike was born on October 27, 1953 in Sacramento, CA, a son of Helmer Mickelson Sr. and Mildred (Foster) Book.

Mike served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. On October 8, 1982, Mike married Connie Bosworth, the love of his life, at Charles Melvin
Price
Army Depot Chapel, Granite City, IL. He worked for the Department of Defense as a systems analyst. Mike was a faithful member of St. John United
Church of Christ, Granite City, IL. He also sang in the church choir, played the guitar in the church band, “Open Arms”, and served as Past President on the
church board. Mike was very active in the Granite City Community. He was a member of the Granite City ELKS Lodge and served as an ISHA referee for
basketball, volleyball, and softball for many years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. 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.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Book; stepfather, Harry “Frog” Book; stepmother, Mary Sellers; and a nephew, Brad O’Neill.

Mike is survived by his devoted wife, Connie Mickelson of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Steve Davis and Michael Mickelson, both of Granite City, IL; father and
stepmother, Helmer and Lovella Mickelson Sr. of Phoenix, AZ; stepfather, Ron Sellers of Breese, IL; proud grandfather to Joseph Mickelson of Collinsville, IL
and Ella Davis of Granite City, IL; loving family friend, Jenna Schnauber of Collinsville, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Bonnie Mickelson of
Bartelso, IL and Helmer “Teddy” and Michiel Mickelson Jr. of Joliet, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Cindy O’Neill of Granite City, IL, Kent and
Jackie Bosworth of Granite City, IL and Cherie and Marc Botello of Valencia, CA; nephews and nieces, Wyatt (Sarah) Mickelson, Wade (Stacey) Mickelson,
Teddy Mickelson, Tyson Mickelson, Courtney (Moon) Brooks, Kelsey (Tommy) Huson, Sarah (Ryan) Plum, Daniel Botello, Rachel Botello, Lydia Botello and
Rachel O'Neill; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, and from 10:00 a.m. until
11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Karla
Frost officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ Music Department. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel and church.
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Joseph Michael Bargiel, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born January 28, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late Gerald and Cynthia (Carter) Bargiel.

He married Kathryn A. (Hammond) Bargiel on November 11, 2000 in St. Louis and she survives.

He had worked many years as a security officer working at the Missouri Metropolitan Psychiatric Center and previously at the Adams Mark Hotel.

He loved music and enjoyed his days of drumming and golfing.
He had a great sense of humor 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 two children, Collin G. Bargiel and Lauren M. Bargiel of Anthem, Arizona; a brother and sister-in-law, John
and Andrea Bargiel of Granite City; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Bargiel.

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

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Paul Bonk as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Mary’s Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Gilbert Merle Sykes, age 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at McKendree Village, Hermitage,
TN.

Gilbert was born on February 28, 1924 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Gilbert Ray Sykes and Flota Ruth (Cottrell) Sykes.

On April 9, 1966, Gilbert married Edith McBride, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Gilbert was head of the Steel Workers Union and had retired as a control
specialist from Granite City Steel, after many years of dedicated service. He never met a stranger, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and he
enjoyed traveling with Edith. Gilbert founded Land of Lincoln Chihuahua Club in Collinsville, IL. He also sold and showed Chihuahua, winning many awards
throughout the years. Gilbert 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, Gilbert was preceded in death by his daughter, Nedra Bralley; stepson, Dean Robert Lee Jr.; son-in-law, Bob Bralley; and by five
sisters.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Edith Sykes of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Elder Stephen (Tina) Bralley of Madison, TN and Kinue (Tom) Brunton
of Hampton, VA; proud great-grandfather to Xander Bralley and Katherine Bralley; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, with Elder Stephen Bralley officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Julia K Brawley (nee Beatty), 76, of Granite City, IL passed away at home, encircled by family, on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

She was born August 23, 1941, in Alton, IL, a daughter of Willis and Eva Beatty. Julia married the love of her life, Dan Brawley, on Feb. 29, 1964.

She loved history, reading, interior decorating, travel, ballet, and yoga. Deeply loved and admired, she lived life fully and made everything around her
beautiful. She was a strong, beautiful, and loving person. She loved her family with all her heart, and they feel lucky to have spent their lives in her care
and company.

She spent most of her career in banking, but early in her career she co-owned a beauty shop in Alton. Julia and Danny lived in several towns, including
fourteen years in Carbondale.

She is survived by her daughters, Danna Thompson (Edwardsville) and Diana Brawley Sussman (Murphysboro); sons-in-law, Scott Thompson and RJ
Sussman; grandchildren, Peter Sussman (St. Louis), Emily and Elizabeth Thompson (Edwardsville); many nieces and nephews, extended family and
friends, with much gratitude to her beloved sister-in-law and caregiver Mary Riggs (nee Brawley).

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister and brother-in-law Marleen and Kit (Everett) Carlson; brother and sister-in-law James and Anita
Beatty; and other members of her extended family.

A celebration of her life will take place Friday, April 6, visitation 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, the
Rev. Chet Cantrell and Chaplain Matthew Cowman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to SSM Hospice and mailed to #20 Junction Dr. W. #4, Glen
Carbon, IL 62034.
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Julianne Yates, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:54 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Evelyn’s Hospice
House\756 in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

She was born December 31, 1952 in Edwardsville, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Erspalmer) Agles.

She married Ronald L. Yates on May 9, 1970 at the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a faithful and loving homemaker, always taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking and working with crafts.

In addition to her beloved husband of 48 years, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marsha and Scott Timme of St. Peters, Missouri and
Brenda Yates of Granite City; six grandchildren, Shayla Yates, Anthony Timme, Dillan Timme, Ronald Yates, Chancellor Burgener and Cameron Burgener; a
great grandson, Noah Yates; four brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Kelly Agles of Florida and Robert and Jackie Agles of Missouri, Donald Agles of
Groveland, Illinois and Jerry and Debbie Agles of Morton, Illinois; a sister, Mary Jo Middleton of Morton, Illinois; mother-in-law, Shirley Yates of Granite City;
many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Derrell Brame officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Essie Ida Belle Miller, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Tues. Mar. 27, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born May 28, 1940 in Potosi, MO a daughter of the late Chloe (Bliss) Kimbrel and Charlie Richards.

She married Calvin “Tim” Lorrell Miller Feb. 5, 1960 in St. Louis, MO. He survives in Granite City.

She worked with her husband for many years in their dry cleaning business, Spanish Lake Cleaners.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 4 children: Timothy (Stacie) Miller of Collinsville, IL, Cheryl (Bob) Radil of St. Louis, MO, Sherry (Gary) Link
of St. Louis, MO and Tina (James) Hills of Peach Bottom, PA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a sister: Nancy Russell of Potosi, MO.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Eddie Linhart
officiating.

Memorials may be made to Faith In The Word Church where she was a member.
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Darla Kay Dailey, 47, of Mitchell, IL, passed away Mon. Mar. 26, 2018 at her home.

She was born May 27, 1970 in Granite City, IL to Frank Darron Dailey of Springfield, IL and the late Judith Kay Sharp.

Darla loved to travel and had been a Travel Agent.  She loved helping people and was a caring and loving mother to her kids and their friends.  She also
collected keys and would give them to new friends along with words of inspiration and meaning.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Cescelli Childs of Pontoon Beach, IL, Maddalena Belle Altmeyer of Highland, IL and Susan (Goodman) of Collinsville, IL; a
son: Donald (Christina) Goodman of South Roxana, IL; 2 grandchildren: Jax Vee Childs and Celia Jude Childs; father and step-mother: Frank Darron &
Deena Dailey of Springfield; a sister: Lydia (Joseph) Hicks of Springfield, IL; her former husband: Vincent Lee Goodman of Pontoon Beach; and her best
friends: Marla Nenninger and Stephanie Edge.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until time of services at 6:00 p.m. Fri. Mar. 30, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  A reception will follow the
service from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Social Club in Pontoon Beach.

Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous.
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Beauton “Boots” Asperger, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:07 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born November 2, 1932 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late William L. and Anna C. (Ahner) Rhoades.

She married Stephen J. Asperger in June 1951 and he passed away on November 11, 2002.

She retired from the United States Government after 35 years of dedicated service as a computer operator. She was a
member of Hope Church in St. Louis and enjoyed visiting all churches throughout the area. She had a special love of
music, enjoyed singing and considered herself “The Singing Evangelist”. She will be remembered for the loved and
special times shared with her family and friends.

Boots is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael S. and Tonja (Asperger) of Mitchell; a grandson, Jacob Asperger
and fiancé, Heather Hays of Granite City; great grandson, Brody Joyce; step granddaughters, Tabitha and Jenna Smith;
two nephews, Richard and Charles Asperger; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Rhoades.

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

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Glenn A. Lane, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:23 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Barnes Hospital in St.
Louis.

He was born April 18, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles L. and Mildred R. (Veres) Lane.

He married Tammy S. (Donaldson) Lane on March 17, 1984 in Madison and she survives.

He retired from the Metro East Sanitary District after 31 years of dedicated service as a pump operator.

He loved sports and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. Glenn achieved a lifelong dream of attending a Packers game at Lambeau Field last year
with his son. He cherished his dogs, Lambeau, King and Molly 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 son, Ryan B. Lane of Granite City; a granddaughter, Ella Grace Lane; a sister and brother-in-law,
Priscilla and Bill Briggs of Granite City; other extended family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank
Lane.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on
Monday, April 2, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA or support your local animal shelter and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Shirley I. Kingsley, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab,
Edwardsville, IL. Shirley was born on March 30, 1935 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late John Shable and Naomi
(Dilger) Shable.

In 1956, Shirley married Billy E. Kingsley, the love of her life. Billy passed away on March 4, 2006. Shirley retired in 1999
from Dobbs International Systems in St. Louis, MO, after ten years of dedicated service. She enjoyed spending time with
her family and friends. Shirley 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, Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Kingsley; and by her sisters,
Sylvia Theis, Gloria Shable, Lucille Caban and Louise Papa.

She is survived by her loving children, Billy Kingsley of Granite City, IL, Derrick Kingsley of Granite City, IL and Darla
Kingsley of Collinsville, IL; brother, Bill Shable of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren, six great-
grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, Granite
City, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Terry Balcer, 65 years, of St. Charles, Missouri, formerly of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at his home on March 21,
2018.

An enthusiastic golfer, hopeful tennis player and fabulous cook, Terry loved music and the Caribbean, and lived life to its fullest. He had a successful
sales career, culminating with 15 years at Eagle Tubular Products, Inc., Alton, IL., where he also established and then managed the fabrication
operations for many years.

Born September 16, 1952 to Joseph Balcer and Adele Balcer (nee Serwatka) in Granite City, he is survived by sons Christian, of Parker, Colorado;
Andrew (Andrea) of St. Louis; Michael (Kelsey) of Peoria, Illinois., and two granddaughters and two grandsons. He will be greatly missed by his brother,
Joe (Catharine Garber), of Alexandria, Virginia; sisters Sharon (Walt) Smoski, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Cindy (Robert) Dorsey of Wildwood,
Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry had an array of friends, not only in St. Louis but across the country. Business relationships often evolved into friendships with those who
appreciated his edgy sense of humor and unconventional life view. His family appreciates the outreach to and support of Terry by his many friends in
his last days, and especially that of Marina Kurfman and Judy and John Kuhl, who were there for him in so many ways.
A memorial gathering will be held on April 14th, from noon to 4 p.m., at Irwin Chapel on 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois. In lieu of flowers,
please consider memorials to the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
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Ronald H. Blatz, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Anderson Hospital in Maryville at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March
22, 2018.

He was born February 21, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Harry Blatz and Rose (Dodd) Beasley.

He married Janice Lynn (McKinney) Blatz in Venice, Illinois and she passed away in 1990.

He retired from Crouse Cartage Trucking Company in St. Louis after over 40 years of service as a dispatcher with several companies. He proudly
served his country with the United States Army. He had a love for music and loved his days of swing dancing and had participated in many dance
competitions with his wife. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. Ronald loved food, telling
stories and always ready to share a joke. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son, Chris Blatz of Granite City; brother, Mark Beasley; sister, Sharon Beasley; brother-in-law, Fred Diepholz; sister-in-law, Ellen
Willmann; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Blatz; a brother, Bill Blatz and a sister, Patricia Kowaleski.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 2167 Grand Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, April 7, 2018
at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Richard Paul Hasty Jr., age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab,
Granite City, IL. Richard was born on May 27, 1938 in Flat River, MO, a son of the late Richard Hasty Sr. and Dorothy
(Hamlin) Hasty.

Richard was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On July 4, 1959, Richard married Grace A. Walker, the love of his life. Grace
passed away on January 13, 2003. Richard retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a craneman after many years of dedicated service. He was a member
of Granite City AmVets, Eagles Lodge #272 and Moose Lodge #1126. Richard enjoyed bowling and in his younger years he liked to go fishing. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Richard will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Hasty; two brothers, Leroy and Gene Hasty; and by two
grandchildren, Jamie Hasty and Christopher Hasty.

He is survived by his loving children, Bill (Debbie) Hasty of Waterloo, IL, Sherry Hasty of Granite City, IL and Richard Hasty of Granite City, IL; brother,
Raymond (Dorothy) Hasty of Troy, IL; sisters, Dorothy S. (Todd) Willeat of Chesterfield, MO and Carol Sue (Ron) McPherson of St. Louis, MO;
grandchildren, Kara Lynn Hasty, Tabitha Ann Royer, Brandy (Dan) Zwilling, Lacie Hasty, Angeline Hasty, Jason (Liette) Goeddel, Crystal Goeddel, Jeremy
Goeddel, Amy Street and Joel (Becca) Goeddel; fourteen great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 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 Monday. Interment will full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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James “Jim” Robert Haeffner, age 44, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Jim was born on July 3, 1973 in Belleville, IL, a son of the late James Robert White and
Martha Sharon (Rippito) Haeffner.

On March 27, 2009, Jim married Onashay Timmons in Edwardsville, IL. Jim worked for Wood Construction Company in Granite City, IL, as a carpenter.
He was an excellent artist who enjoyed airbrushing, painting and drawing, Jim also enjoyed riding motorcycles. His greatest joy was spending time with
his family and friends. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by brother, Curt Haeffner Sr. and by a nephew, Curt Haeffner Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Onashay Haeffner of Granite City, IL; two stepsons, Kenneth Smith and Indy Smith both of Granite City, IL; siblings,
Steve (Moetha) Haeffner of Moore, OK, David (Patsy) Haeffner of Norman, OK, Mark (Ronula) Haeffner of O’Fallon, IL and Linda White of St. Louis, MO;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Haeffner family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Shirley I. Kingsley, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab, Edwardsville, IL. Shirley was
born on March 30, 1935 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late John Shable and Naomi
(Dilger) Shable.

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n 1956, Shirley married Billy E. Kingsley, the love of her life. Billy passed away on March 4, 2006. Shirley retired in 1999 from Dobbs International
Systems in St. Louis, MO, after ten years of dedicated service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Shirley 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, Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Kingsley; and by her sisters, Sylvia Theis, Gloria Shable, Lucille
Caban and Louise Papa.

She is survived by her loving children, Billy Kingsley of Granite City, IL, Derrick Kingsley of Granite City, IL and Darla Kingsley of Collinsville, IL; brother,
Bill Shable of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Barbara Sue Modrusic, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at her home. Barbara was born
on October 12, 1934 in Iberia, MO, a daughter of the late Thomas McDonald and Fern Lela (Alexander) McDonald.

Barbara was a United Army Veteran who proudly served her country. While serving in the Army, Barbara worked at Walter Reed National Military
Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. On May 10, 1971, Barbara married Anthony “Tony” Modrusic. Tony passed away on January 3, 2008. Barbara was a
proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was a member of Granite City Eagles Ladies Auxiliary since 1978. Barbara enjoyed going to
the movies and to the Muny to see musicals. Theatre was her passion; she loved acting with the theatre group, East Bank Players. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family, whom she adored. Barbara 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.

She is survived by her loving children, Terry (Dave Step) Walton of Angier, NC, Jonathon (Samantha) McMackin of St. Louis, MO and Lisa (Jeff)
Huddleston of Imperial, MO; dear brothers, Carl (Carole) McDonald of Granite City, IL and Rodger McDonald of Godfrey, IL; proud grandmother to Dylan
Huddleston, Rachel Huddleston, Jackson McMackin and Brittany Riegert; proud great-grandmother to Joseph Huddleston and Paisley Ross; special
friend, Dave Meyer; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 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, March 28, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Granite City Eagles Lodge #1126. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Joyce Ann Jenness, age 75, a lifelong resident of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family
on March 25, 2018. Joyce was born on July 29, 1942 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ella (Lovasz) Vizer.

On March 3, 1962, Joyce married Al Jenness in Granite City. Together they had a family of four children and Joyce was able to do what she loved best -
raising those wonderful children, and spending lots of time with her nine precious grandchildren. It was her greatest joy. Joyce was a faithful member
of St. Elizabeth Church in Granite City. IL. She retired as President of United Catholic Credit Union after 18 years of dedicated service. She was an usher
at the Fox Theater for 11 years and enjoyed productions at the Muny and various other venues. She loved music and loved to dance.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her two brothers, Joseph and Ernest Vizer.

She is survived by her loving children, Michelle (Steve) Ficker, Laura (Scott) Koberna, Kristin (Brad) Koehnemann, and Adam (Jill) Jenness; proud
grandma to Steven Ficker, Joel (Kayla) Ficker, Rose Ficker, Natalie Koberna, Joseph Koberna, Rachel Koehnemann, Drew Koehnemann, Jillian Jenness
and Ella Jenness; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Rd.,
Granite City, IL. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 28th at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth Catholic School, or for a Mass, and will be accepted at the church.
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Della F. Murphy, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

She was born June 21, 1933 in North Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Daniel and Lorene (Walker) Lancaster.

She married Donald L. Murphy on November 17, 1951 in Arkansas and he passed away on June 13, 2000.

She was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle where she was active with the Ladies group. She was an avid bowler for 39 years and loved her
days of traveling to many places along with her husband. She cherished Elvis Presley and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved her little
poodle, Peppe Laroux 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, Bryan and Michelle Murphy of Granite City; two grandchildren and their spouses, Dustin and Amanda
Murphy of Granite City and Ashley and Ken Storck of Okawville; five great grandchildren, Aaron Murphy, Tyler Storck, Beckett Murphy, Haley Smith and
Hannah Smith; a great-great grandchild, Carter Murphy; three nieces; Tommie, Kathy and Tammie; two nephews, Curt and Danny; and other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elvan Lancaster and a sister, Phyllis Lancaster.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Word of Life Tabernacle and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lloyd L. Johnson, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 17, 1927 in Pomona, Illinois, a son of the late Lloyd A. and Lela Louise (Lambert) Johnson.

He married Helen Louise (Rudder) Johnson on November 21, 1948 in Clay County, Arkansas and she passed away on November 14, 2010.

He retired in 1987 from Union Electric after 39 years of service as an electrician. The United States Coast Guard veteran proudly served his country during
World War II.

He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Green of Auburn, Indiana, Karen and James Poole of Jerseyville, Nancy and Clyde Trucks of
Branson, Missouri and Kathy and Byron Wampler of Granite City; a son, Edward Johnson of Auburn, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Janice, Lisa, Kara, Kristi,
Stephanie, Stacey, Geoffrey and Christopher; eighteen great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; a son-in-law, Terry Green and two sisters, Marie and Beulah.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Jerusalem Cemetery and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Shirley M. “Shirl K” Kibort, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at her home
surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born on July 18, 1931 in Madison, Illinois. Shirley was a well known life long resident of the Granite City area and had a business sense at a
very young age. She helped her father in his business, Rogers Radio Appliances, as well as her mother’s many businesses, Little Lamb Land, Scotty’s
Gifts and her resale shop. She also helped her husband Al with bookkeeping at Al’s Auto Body in Granite City. She was best known as “Shirl K,” the
talented designer and owner of Shirl K Floral Designs and always added her “personal touch” including a dove in special designs. Shirley loved life and
taking care of her family, making celebrations and birthdays at Andria’s Restaurant extra special. She expressed her love for her family and friends by
making her delicious chicken and dumplings and holiday nut roll. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing with her family and friends. Shirley was a
loyal St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan, never missed a chance to play a good card game and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos. Her greatest love
was her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Shirley will be remembered as a successful business
woman in the community, who always had a smile on her face and who dearly loved her family.

Shirley is survived by and will be missed by her loving husband of 67 years; Albert “Al” Kibort; her children, Kathy (Russell) Hamilton of Granite City,
Karen (Jim) Greenwald of Granite City, Kenne Kibort of Belleville, Keith (Debra) Kibort of Granite City; grandchildren, Brian Hamilton, Stacie Griggs,
Brandi (Alan) Jansen, Dustin (Lauren) Wesley, Melissa Wesley, Dillon Wesley, Taylor May Kibort, Kristopher Kibort and Alex Kibort; 8 precious great-
grandchildren; sister, Joyce Hall of Glen Carbon and many other close family members and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; Harold Rogers, John and Margaret C. (Smith) Scott; sisters, Margaret MacZura, Haroldine Ross-Siebert
and her cherished grandson, Zachary Alyn Kibort.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Shirley’s
life, services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating. Burial will follow at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In memory of Shirley, donations may be made to the Zachary Alyn Kibort Memorial Band Scholarship and
will be accepted at the funeral home or the GCS Credit Union located on Maryville Road.
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Gertrude C. Rutkowski, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Eden Village in
Glen Carbon.

She was born January 24, 1923 in Madison, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Gawlick) Yakubiak.

She married Walter Rutkowski Sr. on November 28, 1942 in St. Louis and he passed away on March 27, 1994.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and belonged to the Ladies Sodality. She enjoyed her days of quilting,
embroidery, baking and reading and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Walter Rutkowski Jr. of Evansville, Indiana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and
Lawrence Todoroff of Swansea and Kathleen and Kevin Koesterer of Collinsville; four grandchildren, John A. Tanner Jr.,
Jeffrey Tanner, Claire Strickland and Heather Hayes; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Rakowski and Vicki
McQuay; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Tanner and two
sisters, Lottie Wenc and Leona Toothill.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, March 27,
2018 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Father Zachary Edgar officiating.

Private family burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eva M. Barrow, 98 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

Eva was born on January 14, 1920 in Rector, Arkansas; the daughter of the late John Henry and Pearl (May) Smith. Eva worked for International Shoe
and was a very active member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Granite City. Eva was a well known gospel singer who performed many concerts
throughout the area. In her free time she enjoyed her days of going to church, singing and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for
her kind heart and all the special times she shared with family and friends.

Eva is survived by and will be missed by her sister; Lawanda Allie of Michigan City, Indiana and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other
close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Eva was preceded in death by her first husband; Bill Middleton; her second husband; Barney Barrow; sisters, Estella Norman,
Gladys Gowan, Cleetis Bardsley, Moneeta Parks, Verna Smith; brothers; George Smith, Dwight Smith, Marvin Smith; half brother, Herbert Smith; half
sister, Myrtle Bucy.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life,
services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Denton officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla
Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Baptist Church, 3035 Nameoki Drive, Granite City, Illinois.
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Louise Rees, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born February 22, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Ollie L. and Mazie (Homyer) Bruch.

She married Francis Marion Rees on June 6, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and he passed away on October 23, 2006.

She was a loving homemaker who cherished tending to her family throughout the years. Louise was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and the Koinonia Fellowship. She was an avid reader and was always
generous in giving to many charities and organizations to help others. She loved nature and being outdoors, was fascinated watching birds and eagles
and going on drives to take it all in. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by twelve children and their spouses, Ursula and Mike Jostedt of St. Charles, Missouri, Joan and John Burks of East Alton, Donna and
Lonnie McCoy of East Alton, Tom and Debe Rees of Granite City, David Rees of Worden, Mary Lou and Tim Lyerla of Granite City, Mark and Felicia Rees
of Edwardsville, Melanie Rees of Edwardsville, Emily and Alexander Wilson of Glen Carbon, Jean Marie Rees of Granite City, Andrew Rees of Granite City
and Stephanie and Dennis Squibb of Grand Rapids, Michigan; former daughter-in-law, Lisa MacMillan of Clarksville, Tennessee; thirty grandchildren and
their spouses, Michael Jostedt, Katie and Derek Waldschmidt, Emily Burks, Sarah and Clay Shaw, Zachary Burks, David Burks, Aaron and Michelle
McCoy, Nicholas and Stephanie McCoy, Lindsey and Sean Attwill, Tia Rees, Thommy Rees, Rachel Sahrhage, Austin Rees, Megan and Doug Smith, Peter
Rees, Alexandr Rees, Max Rees, Molly Rees, Emily Claire and Steven Brown, Evan Wilson, Dominic and Mindy Rees, Oliver and Maurie Causey, Madeline
and Jonathan Cruz, Jonathan and Laura Causey, Guinevere Smith, Douglas Smith, Andraya and Nick Wimberly, Brooke and David Gaddy, Mallory Squibb
and Claire Squibb; twenty four great grandchildren, John, Allison, Henry, Lewis, Andrew, Sam, Owen, Michael, Mia Claire, Ella, Jack, Aaron, Charlie,
Zaya, Kamryn, Isabella, Emily, Emberlyn, Journey, Apollo, Dorian, Josslyn Joy Louise, Bronwen, Dean and Lola; a sister, Sister Mary Judine Bruch of
Dubuque, Iowa; sister-in-law, Thelma Bruch of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 60 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Peter Francis Rees; a brother, Walter Bruch and two
sisters, Virginia Gale and Theresa Gundlach.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Richard Elmer Branding, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab, Granite City, IL. Richard was born on February 1, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Elmer Branding and Elsie
(Baechtold) Branding.

Richard was a lifelong resident of Granite City, IL. He graduated from Granite City High School in 1948 and graduated from Elmhurst College in 1952. In
college, he was the Captain of the baseball team, playing as an outfielder and first baseman. On June 8, 1963, Richard married June Elois Nightwine,
the love of his life, at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL. June passed away on August 23, 2013. Richard was a faithful member of
First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL, where he sang in the church choir. He also sang with the Collinsville Barber Shoppers Chorus.

Richard owned and operated Branding’s Mobil Service Station in Granite City, IL for many years. He was member of Granite City Elks Lodge, Masonic
Lodge #835, Scottish Rite and Ainad Temple. He was a life member of Ainad Brass Band, where he was a drummer. Richard loved playing sports and
was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. In his younger years, he played minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals. Richard also enjoyed
bowling and he sponsored a bowling team (Branding’s Service Station). In 2017, Richard was inducted into the Granite City High School Sports Hall of
Fame. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Richard loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Lois LaMar and by a granddaughter, Natalie Branding.

He is survived by his loving children, Rick (Vicki) Branding of Granite City, IL, Stephen (Kimberly) Branding of Edwardsville, IL and Nathan (Susan)
Branding of Granite City, IL; brother, Ronald (Ronice) Branding of Florissant, MO; proud grandfather to Kaitlyn, Kristin, Brianna, Allison, Nicholas, Nathan
and Nora; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at First United Presbyterian Church, Granite City, IL, with a Masonic
Service at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at First United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jennifer
Warren Hauser, Rev. Mike Rayson and Rev. Jack Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First United Presbyterian Church or to Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations will be accepted at the church and
the funeral chapel.
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Mary G. Reber, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Granite Nursing and Rehab, Granite
City, IL. Mary was born on October 20, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Milton and Mary (Benson) Worthen.

Mary worked as a hostess at Ravanellis in Granite City, IL for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Mary loved
life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her sons, Gregory, Michael, James and Richard Reber; two sisters, Dorothy Petroff and Marie
Curry; and by her brothers, Jim, Bill, Mick and Bud Worthen.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Karen (Jim) Lengyel of Maryville, IL; dear sister, Helen Geroff of Edwardsville, IL; proud grandmother to Dawn
(Darin) Clements, Erin (Josh) Owen and Clint Reber; proud great-grandmother to Kali Parker, Hunter Clements, Jackson Owen, Liam Owen and Easton
Reber; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Mary requested to be cremated and to have a private family graveside service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Robert “Bobby” Gray, 65 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Bobby was born on January 14, 1953 in Bend, Oregon. Bobby was a dedicated employee and foreman for the Public Works Department for the city of
Granite City. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy on the destroyer USS Agerholm and was a member of the
Granite City V.F.W. Post 1300 and the Granite City Moose Lodge. Bobby will be remembered for his kind and generous heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

Bobby is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Debbie K. (Zedolek) Gray, whom he married on May 18, 1991; his son, Eric A. Gray (Lisa Pellazari) of
Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren, Rachel (Brad) Bigham, Lynzi Warren, McKenzi Stamboldjiev, Peyton Stamboldjiev; great-grandson, Hendrix Bigham;
special niece, Amber Skaggs; special cousin, Sherie Skaggs and many other close family members and friends.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mom; Eileen M. (Rice) Gray.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Bobby’s
life, services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jarad Corzine officiating. Memorials are
suggested to Wounded Warrior Project or the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation.
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Mary P. Hopkins, 64, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born on February 13, 1954 in Fayetteville, NC to Clarence Wilton Furmage, Sr and Ruth Evelyn Staton.

Mary married Robert Kohenskey in Pontoon Beach in September 2011.

The loving wife and mother attended Solid Rock Church in Granite City. She enjoyed fishing and loved to read.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by a daughter, Melinda (Stephen) Rains of Granite City; 2 sons: Steve Gewecke and Sean Gewecke both of
Lincoln, NE; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 step children:  Elizabeth (Mike ) Elledge and Robbie (Leslie) Kohenskey; 3 brothers:  Dean
Furmage of NC, David Lee of NC and Robert Furmage of WA and 3 sisters:  Shirley Smith of NC, Lori King of NC and Ruth Ellen of NC.
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Mary is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Tabitha and a brother, Clarence Furmage, Jr.

Nancy L. Roberts, 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:52 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

She was born June 19, 1946 in Princeton, KY to Boyce T. Egbert and Ima (nee: Hughes) Hughes.

Nancy had worked in customer service for CPI Corporation in St. Louis, MO.

She is survived by two sons: William (Pamela) Luckshis of Goodlettsville, TN and Charles (Reymundo Lopez) Roberts of Granite City, IL; four
grandchildren: Dustin, Amy, Matthew and Taylor; three great- grandchildren: Easton, Rylee and Ryker.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Lisa Walpole; two brothers: Norris Egbert and Alvie Taylor Egbert.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL where the funeral
service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL.
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Bobby "Peanuts" Kuehne, 80, of Granite City, lL born January 2,1938, in Raddle, IL died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at his
home.

Peanuts was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was a devoted
volunteer to both the FIGS Senior Program and TWIGS Summer Feeding Program. Peanuts was also amember of Triple Lodge 835 in Granite City, a
member of the Ainad Shiners Arab Patrol, and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters.

Peanuts loved his family dearly, never knew a stranger, and was a friend to all. He was kind-hearted and possessed a willingness to help anyone who
needed assistance. He was always thinking of others and always looked for the good in everyone he met. He was a dear friend to many and made a
point to keep in touch with friends old and new. He was known for his friendly ways that endeared him to so many and was a man of great integrity. He
always said he was loved by old women, young children and dogs! He was a man who lived his life being a helper and encourager and always
endeavored to do what was right. He loved doing carpentry and this carpenter is now in the presence of the Great Carpenter.

He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Kay, who spent 34 wonderful years with the love of her life, and his beloved daughter and son-in-law,
Cheri and Ralph Ford as well as his son-in-law, Donald Dickerson. He was blessed with another dear daughter, Gwen Dickerson, who pre-deceased him
on May 16, 2011. Peanuts was especially proud of his two Grandsons and their wives, Kyle and Amanda Wllmsmeyer and Corey and Jennifer
WIlmsmeyer and his two great grand-children, Lily and Hunter Wilmsmeyer. He will always be remembered and cherished by his sisters, Dorothy Grah,
Alberta Kuehne, Wilma (Merrill) LaRosa, Dianne (John) Arthur and brother, Shirley (Harriet)  Kuehne. He was pre-deceased by his mother and father,
Albert and Emma Kuehne, and his brothers Charles and Albert.

He also leaves two brother and sisters-in-law, Dick and Paralee Barton, and Bruce and Kay Barton, who he considered to be among his very best
friends. And he leaves a host of nephews and nieces, who will miss their Uncle Peanuts as well as other in-laws and extended family and friends who
he loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the TWIGS Summer Feeding Program in Granite City or Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL followed by the funeral service at the church.
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Christi Lynn Butts, 44, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:00 p.m. Wed. Mar. 14, 2018 at Integrity of Godfrey in Godfrey, IL.

She was born Mar. 20, 1973 in St. Louis, MO to the late Maureen (Moran) Howell and James Johnson.

She is survived by her spouse and best friend: James Butts of Ellington, MO; a daughter: Marissa (Jason Moerlien) Butts; a granddaughter: Nalanie of
Granite City; 2 brothers: James (Tammy) Johnson of Granite City and Joseph (Caitlin) Howell of Jefferson City, MO; a sister: Denise Howell of IN; and her
grandmother: Norma Jean O’Neal of St. Charles, MO.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father: Dennis Howell; a sister, Lindsey White-Davis; and her father-in-law: James Butts.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Sun. Mar. 18, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Mrs. Alberta Louis Schubert (nee Alexander), of Edwardsville, IL (formerly Granite City, IL), went to be with the angels on
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 86.

Alberta was born to parents Arthur Noel and Francis Carolyn Alexander (nee Myers) on July 7, 1931 in Granite City, IL. She grew up in Granite City and
attended the Granite City schools, graduating in the class of 1949. On July 4, 1953, she married Charles Louis Schubert at a ceremony at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. Charlie and Alberta had four children and lived in Granite City most of their lives.

Alberta volunteered her time for many years with different organizations including the Marshall School PTA, the Boy Scouts of America, and in different
positions at various churches. In her younger years she worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone, Reynolds Metals, Norfolk & Western Railroad, Riche’s
Women’s wear, and Famous-Barr. She worked many years for Glik’s Department stores as a store manager and buyer. She also worked at the
Walmart Collinsville store for nine years. She made many friends in the retail business. She loved to tell stories about her travels to New York City as a
buyer for Joe Glik. She knew her way around the city hailing cabs and riding subways. She would always tell us about the best cafés and restaurants in
the garment district. Every trip to New York she would take in a Broadway show. The last eleven years she has resided in University Nursing and
Rehabilitation where she made some fabulous friends! Over the years they spent many hours talking politics, playing bingo, attending Cardinal games,
and taking outings to Walmart and various eateries.

The family wants to thank the many staff for all you have done to make the end of her life enjoyable.
Alberta is survived by her daughter, Gail Dewald (John); her sons, Carl Schubert and Alan Schubert; her daughter-in-law Sheri Schubert; twelve
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Mary Ellen Schubert, Mildred Schubert, Virginia Grubb (Dean), and
Theresa Alexander, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Schubert; her son, Charles (Chuck) Schubert; her parents, Noel and Carolyn; her brother, Pat
Alexander; and her grandsons Cody and Dylan Schubert.
Her cremains will be interred at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL. Friends may call on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the
service at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. If you are led to provide a donation in her
honor, the family requests they be made to University Nursing and Rehabilitation (Edwardsville, IL), Renal Support Network, Muscular Dystrophy
Association or a charity of your choice.
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Virginia Ruth Voegele, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:16 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at her home.

She was born September 9, 1940 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, a daughter of the late Ervin and Emma Hawkins.

She married Thomas Joseph Voegele Sr. on March 18, 1961 in Venice, Illinois and he passed away on March 30, 2004.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville and a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. She loved watching television and
cherished tending to her grandchildren and babysitting for many precious children throughout the years. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Thomas J. “T.J.” Voegele Jr. and wife, Kimberly of Granite City; two daughters, Kristi Fetter and husband, John of Granite City
and Melinda Fleming and significant other, Brian Nemeth of Granite City; five grandchildren, Casey Estrada and husband, Jake, Taylor Fetter, Kalyn
Fetter, Kennedy Fleming and Anna Nemeth; a brother, Gary Hawkins of Alton; two sisters, Phyllis Ramsey and husband, Joe of Granite City and Donna
Burger and husband, Chuck of Hurst, Texas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 43 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Hawkins.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jack Dawson officiating.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Bobbie J. Shemwell, 86 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Bobbie was born on July 14, 1931 in Dover, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Malcolm Lee and Eva (Whitford) Bailey. Bobbie was a homemaker, wife
and mom who took great joy taking care of her family. She had attended City Temple and Calvary Life Church in Granite City and in her free time Bobbie
enjoyed her days spending time with her family and friends.

Bobbie is survived by and will be missed by her children; Sheila Rush of Springboro, Ohio, Sherian Russell of Granite City, Illinois, Cynthia (David)
Kleuskens of Miamisburg, Ohio; sister, Linda Lancaster; brother, Malcolm Bailey; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband; Charles L. Shemwell, whom she married on May 30, 1947 in Hopkinsville,
Kentucky; sons, Duane Shemwell, Daniel Shemwell; grandsons, Billy Rush, Kyle Kleuskens, Norman Lee “Butch” Russell; great-great-granddaughter,
Destinee Jordan; brother, Wylie Bailey; sister, Leoma Spiceland.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City with Pastor Desi Allen officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 with a graveside service at Trinity United Methodist
Church Cemetery in Dover, Tennessee. Memorials are suggested to Billy J. Rush Foundation.
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Cecil Edward Varner, 85, of Granite City passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at
his home.

He was born on November 11, 1932 in Delaplaine, AR to the late Charlie and Ora nee: Gillean Varner.

On January 5, 1955 Cecil married the love of his life Cecila ``Bonnie"

Varner in Hernando, MS. They remained married for the next 57

years until Bonnie's death on July 24, 2012.

Cecil proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the

Korean War. He went on to work at McDonnell Douglas for over 40

years. He was a die-hard Arkansas Razorback fan, He loved watching

the St. Louis BIues and St. Louis Cardinals and could be found on most

Sunday afternoons watching NASCAR..

The loving father and grandfather is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Frank Schwarzkopf of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law Doug
& Terry Varner of Granite City; 9 grandchildren: Jennifer, Carrie, Crystal, Nicole, Charlie, Rachel, Cam, Ryan and Heather; 8 great grandchildren: Sam,
Alex, Dylan, Damien, Olivia, Mackinzie, Natalee and Andi. He is also survived by 2 sisters Dolly Pitcher & Betty Ann Barnes and 3 brothers: Leyburn (Pat)
Varner, Hulen (Ellen Sue) Varner and Odie (Patsy) Varner all of Arkansas.

Besides his wife and parents, Cecil is preceded in death by a

daughter and son-in-law, Brenda & Ed Kunkemueller, a sister Levon

White, a brother Lavern Varner and 3 brothers-in-law Dan White,

Steve Barnes and Robert Pitcher.

A memorial service for both Cecil & Bonnie will be held later in Alicia, AR.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Charles “Chuck” E. Morris, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Apr. 24, 1930 in Hannibal, MO to the late Ernest & Katherine (nee: Conco) Morris.

He and Nina E. Welshan were married in Granite City on April 4, 1953. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Morris had been a sheet metal worker with Local #268 and had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church.  He enjoyed fishing and watching the Cardinal’s  games. He lived his life for his children and grandchildren.  The U.S. Coast Guard in St.
Louis, Mo honored Charles with the Gold Lifesaving Medal for his rescue attempt of six persons involved in a boating accident on the Mississippi River.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Pamela (Bruce) Henderickson of Chester, IL, Lisa (Parry Perdue) Morris of Granite City and Patty (Ernie) Cuevas of
Jerseyville, IL; 4 sons: Paul Morris, Michael (Denise) Morris, Charles C. (Kim) Morris and Ernie (Gretchen) Morris of Granite City; 20 grandchildren; and
33 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Marion “Buzz” Morris; and a sister: Catherine Scaturro.

The family will have a visitation from 9:30 until the Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL
with Fr. Zachary Edgar officiating.
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Lillian Ruegge, 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. Mar. 8, 2018 at home in Granite City surrounded by
her family.

She was born June 27, 1929 in Hope, MO to the late James & Caroline (Leimkuehler) Hollandsworth.

On Sept. 11, 1948 she and LeRoy Ruegge were married in Mt. Sterling, MO. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ruegge had worked for the Brown Shoe Company. She was also an avid quilter.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Betty (Robert) Harper and Kathy (Ricky) Watkins; a son: Randy Ruegge of Granite City; 6 grandchildren: Robyn R. (Jason)
West, Jaime (Howard) Myers, Michael (Sarah) Harper, Heather Watkins, Kasey Watkins and Amber Haberkampf; 15 great-grandchildren: Lynde
(Wesley) Hockaday, Haylee West, Lainey West, Kayla Myers, David Myers, Evan Harper, Elliette Harper, Makenna Harper, Annessa Harper, Jordan Allen,
Jude Allen, Madalynn Dacus, Hayley Haberkampf, Luke Haberkampf and Audrey Haberkampf; 2 great-great-grandchildren: Levi Schuette and Henry
Hockaday; and 5 sisters-in-law: Shirley Ruegge Rice, Delores Ruegge, Fern Claas, Rachel Ruegge and Delores Ruegge Deppe.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Brenda Sue Ruegge; 5 brothers: Olliver, Louis, Gene, George and David
Hollandsworth; and 2 sisters: Anna Heidbrink and Frieda Heidbrink.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with
Mark Maynard officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Linn Memorial Park Cemetery, Linn, MO.
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Jason Lee Donaldson, 43 of Madison, Illinois passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Granite City, Illinois.

Jason was born on September 29, 1974 in Belleville, Illinois. Jason worked for Switzer Licorice in Webster Groves, Missouri. In his free time Jason
enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Jason will be remembered for his kind and generous heart and all the special
times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his mom; Nancy (Duckworth) Briagas of Madison, Illinois; his dad and step-mom; Ronald and JoAnn Donaldson
of Granite City, Illinois; his daughter, Joselyn Donaldson of Madison, Illinois; sister, Heather Luna of Granite City, Illinois; brother, Jeremy (Jennifer)
Donaldson of Shiloh, Illinois; step-sisters, Angela (Jay) Springman, Laura (Jim) Taylor, Patricia (Frank) Orris, Katherine (Wayne) Kerley; grandpa, Frank
Furfaro; best friend, Dave Trawick; friend, Victoria Trawick.

In celebration of Jason’s life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite
City with Pastor Randy Copeland officiating. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City is serving the family.
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David L. Williams, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home.

David was born on April 24, 1939 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late George and Essie Williams.

On April 5, 1972, David married Janet Krauskopf in Granite City, IL. David retired as a clerk from the United States Post Office in Granite City, IL, after
many years of dedicated service. David enjoyed working with his hands, such as doing remodeling around his house and tinkering with just about
anything. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Janet Williams of Granite City, IL; proud father to one son and two daughters; many dear grandchildren and great-
grandchildren; two brothers; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic
Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or to Holy Family Catholic Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Elaine M. Short, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Integrity Healthcare in Columbia, IL.

Elaine was born on May 14, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William and Angeline (Kremidas) Frangoulis.

On February 18, 1981, Elaine married Richard Short on February 18, 1981. Richard passed away on September22, 2004. She had retired from Melvin
Price Support Center as a commissary clerk after many years of dedicated service. Elaine 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, Elaine was preceded in death by her brother, James W. Frangoulis.

Elaine is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Angela Emring of Millstadt, IL; proud grandmother to Evan Emring of Millstadt, IL;
extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.
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JoAnn M. Zotti, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center
in Edwardsville.

She was born April 29, 1928 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Andrew C. and Vera H. (Timmons) Carey.

She married the love of her life, John D. Zotti on November 22, 1947 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Mitchell and he passed away on December 7,
1991. She had many good memories with her beloved John whom she started dating at age 16.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was a member of the Holy Family Quilters and helped provide funeral luncheons
through the years. She had also enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widow’s luncheons and her many Park District trips with Babe and Sue Champion. She
was a talented quilter and awesome cook and baker blending her Irish and John’s Italian traditions. She loved her cookbooks and you could easily tell
which ones were her favorites by the stains and worn edges. Music was always playing in her home, usually Tom Jones, Andre Rieu or Irish jig songs.
JoAnn had a special love for her father and grandmother and cherished her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends.
“Good memories keep a person going after losing them.” was on a note she left her family.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Laird A. “Larry” and Jean Zotti of Granite City and Timothy J. Zotti of Caseyville; a daughter, Mary
Jean Collett of Granite City; former son-in-law, Scott Collett of St. Charles, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dena (Chris) Loeh, Nick Zotti, Jolene Zotti, Josie
Collett, Amanda Zotti and Lauren Collett; four great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Elmore.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Wednesday,
March 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. or to masses.
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Judy M. Meyer, age 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Integrity Healthcare in Columbia,
IL. Judy was born on June 20, 1951 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Carl Focht and Dora (Sargent) Focht.

Judy was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Judy especially enjoyed
spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Judy 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, Judy was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Joe and Alan Focht.

She is survived by her loving children, Jennifer Meyer of Granite City, IL, Jeffery Meyer of Worden, IL, Douglas Meyer of Granite City, IL and Jason
(Abbey) Meyer of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Ashley, Kaitlyn, Brenden, Megan, Brooke, Kinsley and Finn; proud great-grandmother to Joyce,
Lucas and Jaxon; dear brother, Carl “Dean” Focht; extended family and many friends.

According to Judy’s wishes, she wanted to be cremated and have no formal services.
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Mary Jane Wade, 82 of Glen Carbon, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at
Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

Mary was born on September 24, 1935 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Floyd and Florence (Lovvern) Gilbert. Mary retired as the Vice
President of US Bank and in her early years was a computer programmer at Ralston Purina. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Collinsville where she was a money counter and a member of the L.W.M.L. In her free time Mary enjoyed her days of spending time with her family and
being active at her church. She will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her son; Scott A. (Ann) Wade of Troy, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Wade of Collinsville, Illinois; sister-in-
law, Georgiana Schrumpf; grandchildren, Kristen (Todd) Love, Trevor (Jen) Wade, Patrick Wade (Emily Ulrich), John Wade, Joseph Wade; great-
grandchildren, Paige Wade, Holly Green, Abigail Love, Isabella Love, Gage Wade, Knox Wade, Wren Wade, Zane Wade and numerous nieces, nephews
and many other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Roger L. Wade, whom she married on April 13, 1957; her son, David L. Wade;
brothers, Gerald Gilbert, William (Gladys) Gilbert, Arlie Gilbert; sisters, Helen (Ray) Stumpe, Mildred (Stanley) Groboski.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In celebration of her
life, visitation will continue on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, 1300 Beltline Road in Collinsville with Pastor Michael P. Walther officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorial donations in Mary’s honor may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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Walter J. Donnie “Curly” Pettus, 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tues. Mar. 6, 2018 at St. Joe Manor in
Bonne Terre, MO.

He was born Dec. 4, 1934 in Bonne Terre to the late Walter H. & Naomi I. (Eggars) Pettus.

On May 12, 1955, he and Mary L. Plumb were married in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death May 4, 2013.

Curly had been a Teamster Dock Foreman for many years. He loved being outdoors, camping and spending time with his family, traveling and making
memories.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed gardening and his backyard bird sanctuary.

He is survived by 4 children: Terry (Padi) Pettus of Farmington, MO, Pamela (Johnny) Guidry of Breaux Bridges LA, Sandra (Charles) Yager of Moscow
Mills, MO and Larry Pettus of IL; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Judy Stegall, Fern Stegall, Carol Graham,
Phyllis (Richard) Stanfill, Elaine Dixon and Dale (Linda) Pettus; and his best friends: John R. Coleman Sr. and Bobo.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Micki Kremer and brothers and sisters: Sammie Ford, Ronnie Pettus, Joyce
Degonia, David Pettus, and Steve Pettus .

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri. Mar. 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will proceed Sat. March 10, 2018 from
10:00 a.m. until time of services at Noon at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home, 1116 N. Desloge Dr., Desloge, MO with Randy Murphy officiating.  Burial will
follow at Primrose Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Shirley Louise Ray, 49, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:22 a.m. Tues. Mar. 6, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born May 20, 1968 in St. Louis, MO to the late Alma J. (Martin) Nelson and Curtis Adrian Ray Sr.

Shirley loved being outside, camping, boating and fishing. She also loved to cook, especially chicken and dumplings using her mom’s recipe.

Survivors include her longtime companion: Wayne Kennerly; 2 sons: Tommy Thomas and Joshua (Tiffany Hart) Thomas of Granite City; 2 grandsons:
Carson and Thomas; 4 brothers: William Standlea, Frank E. Standlea and Gail Standlea of Casper, WY and Curtis A. Ray Jr. of Granite City; a sister: Patti
Castellini of Granite City; and her beloved dogs: Ellie & Louie.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Henry Crippen
officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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Richard Clarence Ripley Sr., 61, of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:44 a.m. Mon. Mar. 5, 2018 at
Alton Memorial Hospital ER in Alton, IL.

He was born Sept. 4, 1956 in St. Louis, MO to the late Clyde C. & Jewel K. (Easton) Ripley.

He and Denise Rachel (Elmore) Ripley were married Dec. 24, 1994 in Granite City. She preceded him in death Mar. 24, 2017.

Mr. Ripley had been an over-the-road truck driver. He loved music, spending time with his grandkids, Harley’s and working on cars.

Survivors include 3 children: Richard (Shari) Ripley Jr. of Granite City, Jamie (Brian) Worker of Mattoon and Kim Ripley of Wood River, IL; 6
grandchildren: Emily Ripley, Isaiah Ripley, Xavier Worker, Zander Worker, Zoey Worker and Bailey Enyart; 2 sisters: Susan Ripley of Kansas City, MO
and Nancy Ripley of Dothan, AL; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Services are private.
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Louise Beatrice Papa, 89, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born November 9, 1928 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John and Naomi (Dilger) Shable.

She married John William Papa in May 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and he passed away on August 18, 2017.

She had worked with the Madison School District #12 and retired from the Venice Township after over 30 years of dedicated service as a secretarial
clerk.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed working in local politics, always trying to help get others out to vote. Louise
truly enjoyed the company of her siblings and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John (Pat Edwards) Papa of St. Louis, Francis (Lisa) Papa of Glen Carbon and Christopher (Michelle
Mehlis) Papa of Evanston, Illinois; six grandchildren, Jessica, Jake, Karlo, Lena, Luka and Lilly; two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Henry; a sister,
Shirley Kingsley of Granite City; a brother, William Shable of Granite City; her two best bosses ever, Andy Economy and Christ Pashoff; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, infant Gloria Shable and Lucille Caban and Sylvia Theis.

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

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Marian O. Hamilos, 88 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Stillwater Senior Living Center in
Edwardsville.

Marian was born on September 13, 1929 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Frederick and Mildred (Koehr) Dettmer. Early in her working career,
Marian worked at International Shoe Company in St. Louis then went on to become the secretary at Hamilos Meat Packing Company as well as a
secretary for St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ where she was a member of the
Evening Guild and the Quilters. In her free time, Marian enjoyed her days of Bible study and taking many trips offered through the Granite City Park
District. Most of all Marian loved to spend time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times she shared together.

Marian is survived by and will be missed be her daughters; Nancy (Paul) Boyer of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Janice Fincher (Harry Rodgers) of Granite City,
Illinois; her grandchildren, Christopher (Summer) Boyer, Julie (Jon) Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Joshua Reynolds, Isaiah Reynolds, Ataleigha
Reynolds, Hadassah-Grace Reynolds, Cameron Boyer, Isabella Boyer, Savannah Boyer; her favorite doggie, Cammie and numerous cousins, brothers-in-
law, sisters-in-law and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Marian was preceded in death by her husband; Angelo Hamilos and her brother, Frederick (Marjorie) Dettmer.

In celebration of Marian’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor
Karla Frost officiating at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery adjacent to the
church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ Building Endowment Fund.
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Nina Marie Hull, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in
Belleville.

She was born September 18, 1924 in Irondale, Missouri, a daughter of the late Nellie Mae Stout and was raised by her grandmother, Lillie Mae Buxton.

She married Stanley Lewis Hull on January 23, 1943 in Caledonia, Missouri and he passed away on March 1, 1999.

She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and had dedicated over 50 years of service to The Salvation Army. She was active with the
Salvation Army Women’s League and had previously served as secretary and was a Sunday school teacher. She also enjoyed her days of sewing,
crocheting, reading and traveling.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel L. and Angie Hull of Granite City, Samuel L. and Rita Hull of Greenville and Richard F. and
Peggy Hull of Granite City; a daughter and her boyfriend, Mary E. Knowlton and David Phelps of Granite City; many grandchildren; great grandchildren;
great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband, mother and grandmother, she was preceded in death by two daughters, and sons-in-law, Augustia Mae and Jerry Bristol and
Fairy and Audie Greer; a son, Elmer L. Hull; one grandson and three great grandchildren.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 3:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery in Caledonia, Missouri on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00
noon. Major Elmer Trapp will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City Salvation Army and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ellen M. Fronabarger, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Green Park
Skilled Nursing Facility in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born September 15, 1947 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Clarence and Emma (Oldal) McGahan.

She married William “Bill” Fronabarger on August 12, 1972 in Granite City and he passed away on August 3, 2013.

She had worked at Dave’s Movies and More for many years before becoming a cashier at the Wal-Mart in Glen Carbon.

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

She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Devine of Sandoval, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Bridget Fronabarger of Fenton, Missouri; four
grandchildren, Lily Breese, Nickolas Devine, Amber Fronabarger and Anna Fronabarger; cousin, Barb Oetken; aunt, Ruth McGahan; other extended
family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road
in Granite City, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Kimberly A. Hastings, 57, of Granite City, IL passed away at 12:25 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Granite City, IL.

She was born March 19, 1960 to Melvin Durham and Lois (nee: Glasgow) Hillis.

Kimberly is survived by two daughters: Stephinia (Galen Mackenzie) Durham of Granite City, IL and Lea’ Ann Hastings of FL; two sons: Daniel Durham of
Godfrey, IL and Brandon J. Hastings of FL; three grandchildren: Hadley MacKenzie, Ryleigh MacKenzie and Gaige Lee Hastings.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother: Bernard “Michael” O’shia.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
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Roger Allen Fountain, 77, of Granite City died on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born on October 20, 1940 in Wyandotte, MI to Henry and Hazel nee: Chartrant Fountain.

Roger was a self-employed general contractor. He served in the U S Army and enjoyed golf, bowling and softball.

The loving father is survived by 2 daughters: Kim (T.J.) Hogue of Granite City and Angela (Pete) Fusaro of Edwardsville; a son, Randy Fountain of
Maryville; 7 grandchildren: Madison, Gavin, Rylie, Tayler, Olivia, Ariana and Peter; his former wife of 32 years, Patricia Fountain of Granite City; 2
brothers: Henry (Gloria) Fountain of MI and Paul Fountain of MI and a sister, Joy (Jerry) Galley of MI.

Besides his parents, Roger is preceded in death by a son, Jeremy McCormick and a brother, William Fountain.

A memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Irene Ann Feeler, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:49 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at her home.

She was born January 26, 1931 in Vienna, Missouri, a daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Zimmer) Bocklage.

She married Tilghman Alex “T.A.” Feeler on November 23, 1950 in Vienna and he passed away on November 20, 2016.

She had retired in 1986 from the Granite City Trust and Savings after 30 years of dedicated service as a bank teller.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City where she belonged to the Women’s Club. She was also a
member of the B.P.W. and enjoyed her years of volunteering at Gateway Regional Medical Hospital.

Irene was a caretaker her entire life. Being one of nine children, she always took care of her parents or siblings in sickness and in health. She was a
loving mother and grandmother who’s favorite phrase was “can I get you anything?” She sang “You are my Sunshine” until her last days and she was
definitely a ray a sunshine to every that knew her. Irene loved to sew for others, read till all hours of the night, traveled with family and friends and never
hesitated if anyone needed help. She loved her grandchildren and valued every moment she shared with them. She will always be alive in our hearts
and memories.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael “Tony” and Ellen Feeler of Sullivan, Illinois; a daughter, Sandra Feeler and David Jolly of Granite
City; five grandchildren and their spouses, Robert and Melissa Feeler of Centennial, Colorado, Emily and John Barry of Colorado Springs, Colorado,
Jacob Hartwick and Erica Stewart of Florissant, Missouri, Alexandra and Phil Phelps of Granite City and Kaisi Hartwick of Orlando, Florida; four great
grandchildren, Jaxon Feeler, Nora Barry, Madelyn Feeler and Johnny Barry; a sister, Agnes Stratman of Jefferson City, Missouri; two brothers and
sisters-in-law, Alvin and Betty Bocklage of Westphalia, Missouri and Charles and Helen Bocklage of Florissant, Missouri ; sister-in-law, Freeburg,
Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Ready, Mary Stratman and Marcella Hodge and two
brothers, Billy Bocklage and Ambrose Bocklage.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.
m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Shirley A. Heath, 85 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

Shirley was born on February 29, 1932 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late George and Carolyn (Weber) Heth Sr. Shirley was a real estate
broker for Remax and was a secretary at Melvin Price Support Center in Granite City. She was a candy striper at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City
and a long time active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Shirley was a loving wife, mom and grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-
grandmother who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by and will be missed by her husband of nearly 65 years; Philip Heath; daughter, Carolyn Johnson of Granite City, Illinois; son, Daniel
(Katherine) Heath of Placerville, California; sister, Janette Kienle; grandchildren, Heather (Gregory) Bixler, Richard (Amanda) Pacileo, Philip Heath, Brian
Heath, Jonathon Heath; great-grandchildren, Marissa Casey, Kenneth Casey, Luke Pacileo; great-great-grandchild, Ava Belsky; brother-in-law, Harold
Kosten; sister-in-law, Margaret Heath and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other extended family and close friends.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her step-mother, Dorothy Heth; daughter, Deborah Taylor; son, Donald Heath; sisters, Grace
(Albert), Ellen (Sid), Genevieve, Mary (Carl); brothers, William (Mary Ann), George (Evelyn) James (June); father-in-law, George (Maggie) Heath; brothers-
in-law, Billy Heath, Donald (Julie) Heath; sisters-in-law, Polly (Lloyd) Judge, Barbara (Charles) Thomas; nephew, Philip “Fritz” Heath.

In celebration of Shirley’s life, visitation will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 12:00 p.m. with Fr.
Zac Edgar officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Paul Edward Gorby 71, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home with his daughter by his
side.

He was born September 20, 1946 in Terre Haute, IN to Ray and Geraldine (nee: Potter) Gorby. He served his country in the United Sates Marine Corps
from 1964-1972 and the Seabees from 1969-1972.  Paul worked for several years with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the National
Archives and Records Center in St. Louis. He retired in 2010.

He is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Richard) Hammond of Granite City; Paul “Chris” Gorby of Bethalto and Shawn (Gladys) Gorby of Granite City;
five grandchildren, Hannah Gorby-Dermott, Isaac Gorby, Jacob Gorby, Rylee Gorby and Bill Donaldson; great grandchild, Madyson Piechoinski and a
sister, Debbie (Frank) Beam of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sally Shultz
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Kathryn Louise Webb, 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:49 a.m. Mon. Feb. 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born June 30, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late Everett & DeLois (Wyninger) Ragsdale.

On Oct. 8, 1959 she and Freddie L. Webb were married in Poplar Bluff, MO. He survives and resides in Granite City.

Mrs. Webb loved crafts and gardening and being with her family.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by 3 daughters: Merna Thompson, Brenda (Dennis) Heiman and Sherry (Mark) Hall all of Granite
City; 5 grandchildren: Rachel (Jeremy) Crawford, Jennifer Thompson, Alexander Heiman, Ashley Heiman and Shelby Hall; and a sister: Shirley Mayes of
Bethalto, IL.

Services and burial are private.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Heartland Hospice.
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George William Matchett, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Sat. Feb. 24, 2018.

He was born Oct. 10, 1928 in Dennison, OH to the late Lucille Elizabeth (Osbun) Matchett Hanakrat and George Robinson Matchett.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lois Maxine (Wallace) who remains in Granite City.

Mr. Matchett was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from T.W.A. after more than 30 years of service. He loved golfing, crosswords and puzzles, reading
and exploring maps and was an avid reader.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter: Deborah Sue Wyant of Granite City; 3 sons: Michael (Janet) Matchett of Montville, NJ, David (Barbara)
Matchett and Christopher Matchett of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Andy.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Patrick Kevin Squires, 69, of Madison died on Friday, February 23, 2018 at his home.

He was born on March 18, 1948 in St. Louis, MO to William Donald and Janely Alice nee: Stephens Squires.

Patrick worked as a maintenance worker for Bi-State Transportation in St. Louis, MO.

The U.S. Navy veteran is survived by a brother, William Squires of Granite City, IL and a sister, Lizbeth Lynn Squires of TX.

Besides his parents, Patrick is preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Askew.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Erwin “Earl” Heintz Koriath, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born Mar. 22, 1942 in Fairview Park, OH, a son of the late Adolph & Wally Koriath.

Earl was a US Airforce veteran serving for more 20 years and was a 30 plus year member of Lebanon Masonic Lodge #110.

Survivors include a daughter: Erika Vo of Port Washington, WI; a son: Ryan Koriath of Sheboygan, WI; and Earl’s spouse: Mary Alice Koriath of IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jens Koriath.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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“Pat” Laurence Patrick Madden Jr., 60, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:00 a.m. Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 at Collinsville
Nursing & Rehab in Collinsville, IL.

He was born Aug. 3, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Laurence P. & June (Lilly) Madden Sr.

Pat was a union carpenter and a member of the Venice Social Club. He loved animals, golfing and cooking.

Survivors include his fiancée: Lorrie Wise of Granite City; a son: Shane Patrick Madden of St. Louis, MO; a brother: Steven Harry Madden of St.
Genevieve, MO; a sister: Mandy Edwards of Wood River; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Sandra Lynn Madden.

Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Sat. Mar. 10, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association.
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Steven Ray Wright, 58, of Granite City died on Monday, February 19, 2018 at his home.

He was born on February 28, 1959 in Qulin, MO to Edward and Thelma nee: Webb Wright.

Steven was a truck driver for Petroff Trucking Company and he enjoyed fishing and loved his grandchildren.

Besides his mother, Steven is survived by 2 sons: Timothy (Tabitha) Wright of Gulfport, MS and William Wright of Denver, CO; 5 grandchildren: Caleb
Wright, Seth Wright, Gracie Wright, Max Wright-Tempelhoff and Emila Wright-Tempelhoff and 2 brothers: Gary Wright of Granite City and David
(Deborah) Wright of Gillespie, IL. Steven will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Steven is preceded in death by his father and 2 sisters: Carolyn Strickland and Betty Wright,

A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL
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“Charlie” Loyd Lane, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born on September 25, 1924 in Granite City, IL to Floyd Franklin Lane, Jr and Martha Ann nee: Britton Lane.

Charles married Mildred Rose Veres on October 20, 1947 in Salem, AR.

The loving father retired on May 15, 1975 from BE Holt Ford in Granite City as a teamster member of Local 971 out of Belleville. He had also worked at
local businesses in the Granite City area including St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, Oscar’s 66 service station in Madison, IL and A.D. Lifttruck in St.
Louis, MO.  Charlie enjoyed working with people and for the people. He liked working on cars, travelling and spending time with his grandson, honorary
granddaughter and living life to the fullest with family and friends.

Charles is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Rose (Bill) Briggs of Granite City; a son, Glenn A. (Tammy) Lane of Granite City; a grandson, Ryan Brooks
Lane of Granite City; honorary granddaughter, Barblene Burns; a great granddaughter, Ella Grace Lane; a brother, Donald “Donnie” Lane of Denver, CO
and a sister, Helen Henshaw of Spokane, WA. Charlie will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife and parents, Charles is preceded in death by a son, Gerrard Frank Charles Lane; 3 brothers:  Floyd Lane, Jr, Kenneth Lane and Ray
Lane and also by 2 sisters:  Georgia Davis and Doris Knight.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  The funeral service will
be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Panama, IL.

Memorials may be made to an animal rescue organization of choice.
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Gene Edward “Hoppy” Robertson Sr. 78, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at
Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born December 25, 1939 in Granite City, the son of the late Edward Earl and Aleene Mary (Anderson) Robertson.

He married Carol Jean (Svoboda) Robertson on June 17, 1977 in Venice, Illinois and she survives.

He retired in 2002 from Granite City Steel after 38 years of dedicated service as a security guard. He had also served 32 years as an auxiliary police
officer and served several years as a Police Commissioner with the Madison Police Department.

Gene was a proud member of the N.R.A., was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved
attending car shows and going to flea markets 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 three daughters, Teri Lake and fiancé, Carl Gansner of Granite City, Lisa Karius of Granite City and Amy
Winn and fiancé, Ryan Campbell of Granite City; a son, Gene Edward Robertson Jr. and wife, Barbara of Garden City, Kansas; eight grandchildren,
Whitney Lake, Emily Lake, Kari Robertson, Corey Robertson, Joey Robertson, Hayle Karius, Morgan and Tiffany Frame and Shelby Winn; six great
grandchildren, his beloved Ellie Bug, Noah, Cameron, Jaxon, Lukas, Danica and Eddie; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Frank Cowley of Granite
City; nieces and nephews, Cindy Scheiter, Ed and Becky Cowley, Pam and Greg Sullivan, Lisa and John Davis and Richard Svoboda, all of Granite City;
other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Matilda Martinez, 94 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Matilda was born on March 14, 1923 in Satiago Durango, Mexico; the daughter of the late Cenobio and Maria (Gonzalez) Martinez. Matilda was a
cafeteria worker at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City and of Catholic faith. In her free time she enjoyed her days spending time with her family.
Matilda will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Matilda is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Robert Martinez of Granite City, Illinois, Richard Martinez of Granite City, Illinois; her sister, Dora
Gonzalez Darnell of Granite City, Illinois; her brother, Ernest Gonzalez of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; her grandchildren, Joseph M. Martinez of Granite City,
Illinois, M. Nichole “Nikki” Martinez of St. Louis, Missouri, Marta Martinez Abreu of Gainesville, Florida; her great-grandchildren, Malina Gres of Chicago,
Illinois, Gabriel B. Martinez of Granite City, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Matilda was preceded in death by her husband; Alfonso H. Martinez, whom she married on October 12, 1946; her sisters,
Lucy Gonzalez Ballesteros, Enedina Gonzalez Beckett; her brothers, Ernesto Gonzalez, Joseph Gonzalez; her grandson, Brandon M. Martinez.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Matilda’s life,
services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary
Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials in Matilda’s name may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Edward Fred Brandes Jr., 59, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:24 p.m. Mon. Feb. 19, 2018 at his home.

H
e was born Nov. 8, 1958 in Granite City to Lorrine Ruth (Bono) Brandes of Granite City and the late Edward Fred Brandes Sr.

On Oct. 8, 1983, he and Donna Ruth Holman were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Edward retired from Redbird Engineering as a structural steel detailer after more than 30 years of service. He was a proud member of St. John United
Church of Christ, serving as President of the Church Council, Youth Leader, member of the Bell Choir and sausage fryer.  He was an avid St. Louis Blues
fan and especially loved his family, attending all of his daughter’s Lacrosse games.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Jeremy & Nikki Johnson of Troy, IL; a daughter: Caslyn Grace Brandes of
Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Reagan Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Edward Johnson of Troy, IL; and a cousin who was like a brother: Dean Olive of
Granite City.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 3:00 p.m. Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 at St. John UCC with Rev. Karla
Frost officiating.

Memorials may be made St. John UCC for construction of the new kid’s bathroom.
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Betty Jo Horvath, 75, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle
with multiple myeloma cancer for twelve years. She endured chemotherapy for two different periods of 30 weeks each
time, fought pneumonia and lost the battle fighting! Through it all she never had a complaint.

She was born December 18, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carlos and Betty (Jones) LeVault. She married her high school
sweetheart, Julius Horvath on February 4, 1959 in Chester, Illinois and he survives.

Being a mother, she could pat you several times and make your pains go away or give you the courage to succeed. The mother of seven children, she
found it in her heart to take in foster children whom need much love. In her younger life, Betty Jo worked as a loan processor with several different
companies. She was an ace for finding hard to get parts for her husband. Currently she was the resident manager and co-owner for Pontoon 5-Star
Storage. She served on the Class of 1960 Granite City High School Reunion Committee. She was always cooking for her large family and you couldn’t
resist her chicken and dumplings, sausage dressing and chocolate pie. She enjoyed hummingbirds, reading, get-togethers with the girls and tending to
her flower garden. She also knew how to manage and be thrifty during the rough times.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends and she will be greatly missed.

In addition to her beloved husband of 59 years, she is survived by five children, Damon (Kristy) Horvath, Mark (Cindy) Horvath, Todd (Teresa) Horvath,
Joetta Horvath and Derek Horvath, all of Granite City; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Francene (Steve) Lee; two brothers,
Joe and Gary LeVault; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin sons, Randall and Ronald Horvath.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Cremation rites will follow and a private family burial will be at the Vera Cruz
Cemetery in Missouri at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael F. Dusky, 70 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at his home.

Michael was born on July 10, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas; the son of the late Milton Richard and Betty Jean (Davis) Dusky. Michael was a construction
sales associate for B&E Lumber and 84 Lumber. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the Independent Order
of the Odd Fellows. In his free time, Michael enjoyed his days at Fairmont Park watching the horse races and many days of fishing. His greatest joy was
his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Michael will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and
friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Kimberly (William) Starr of Granite City, Illinois, Kellie (Darrell) Godier of Granite City, Illinois; his
grandchildren, Maranda, Darrell III, Lyndsey, Lacey; his great-grandchildren, Jackson, Logan, Grayson, Ella; brother, Larry (Ronette) Dusky of Granite
City, Illinois; sister, Sharon (Rick) Houston of Matthews, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers; Richard Milton Dusky, Stephen Dusky; his sisters, Lucinda Strain, Janet
Dusky.

In celebration of Michael’s life, friends may call on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Clint
Wisdom officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to St. Louis University Hospital, Peripheral Vascular
Disease Research.
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Constance Diane “Connie” Chapman, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at
her home.

She was born September 22, 1942 in Granite City, a daughter of Josephine (Shambro) Johnisee of Granite City and the late Eddie Johnisee.

She retired from the Madison County Treasurer’s Office after 25 years of dedicated service as a clerk.

She was a member of the Granite City Eagle’s Women’s Auxiliary and the Venice Social Club. She was very artistic and creative working with many
crafts, ceramics and flower arranging. She enjoyed cooking and loved her many trips to Florida to enjoy the beach.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her beloved husband, Morris B. Chapman Jr.; three sons, Shawn Almos, Ryan Campbell and Jeff Almos, all
of Granite City; a brother, Edward Johnisee of Granite City; mother-in-law, Thelma Chapman of Glen Carbon; other extended family and friends. In
addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Christina Johnisee.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until
time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Carolyn Sue Patton, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Meridian Village, Glen
Carbon, IL. Carolyn was born on April 8, 1946 in Bunker, MO, a daughter of the late Adam Albert Butler and Lena Ilene
(Conway) Butler.

On July 16, 1966, Carolyn married James “Jim” Patton, the love of her life, in East St. Louis, IL. Jim passed away on May 26, 2007. She was a faithful
member of City Temple Church in Granite City, IL, she also volunteered at the church’s food pantry. Carolyn was a proud homemaker who loved taking
care of her family. She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Carolyn 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 sister and by two brothers.

She is survived by her loving children, James (Jana) Patton of Troy, IL, Brian Patton of Middlebury, FL, Kelly (Ken) Johnson of Jerseyville, IL and Angela
(Leon) Utley of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kenneth (Heather) Johnson Jr. of Bethalto, IL, Kasey (Jeremy) Nichols of Holiday Shores, IL, Brian
Patton Jr. of Florida, Dylan Patton of Troy, IL, Emily Patton of Troy, IL and Shelby Utley of Granite City, IL; proud great-grandmother to Jeremy Nichols,
Layne Nichols and Olivia Johnson; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 and on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at City
Temple Church, 4751 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, at City Temple, with Rev. Randy Copeland and Rev. Harry Chronister
officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest next to Jim at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to City Temple Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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James “Jim” V. Bledsoe, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at home. Jim was born on
November 12, 1938, in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Edgar Bledsoe and Dorothy (Duvall) Bledsoe.

On August 24, 1957, Jim married Kathleen Trgovich, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Jim was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church
in Granite City, IL. He retired as a manager in the hot roll finishing department from National Steel in 2001, after twenty-seven years of dedicated
service. Jim was on the wrestling team at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL; where he was a two time National Wrestling Champion. He
enjoyed sports, fishing and he loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jim 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, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters, Delores Scott and Verlia Wilson; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Blackie
and Clara Trogovich.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of sixty years, Kathleen Bledsoe of Granite City, IL; loving children, Jim (Pam) Bledsoe of Granite City, IL and Jill
(Kenny) Prazma of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Richard (Mary Ann) Bledsoe of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Stephen (Nicole) Bledsoe of
Ballwin, MO, Jeremy (Amanda) Bledsoe of Highland, IL, Erika (Kory) Stassi of Bethalto, IL and Ty (Bailey) Prazma of Sycamore, IL; proud great-
grandfather to Ryan Bledsoe, Rylee Bledsoe, Reese Bledsoe and Kolby Stassi; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2542 E. 25th Street,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with Rev. Lisa Guilliams officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Granite City High School Wrestling Team. Donations will be accepted at the
church.
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Robert “Bob” Joseph Mason, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Granite City, IL.
Bob was born on September 6, 1939 in Chicago, IL, a son of the late Augustus Harold Mason and Marie Virginia (McKinley)
Mason.

Bob was a faithful and dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight with Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL.
He was also a member St. Louis Catholic Deaf Society and the International Catholic Deaf Association. He worked in the maintenance department at the
U.S. Post Office in St. Louis, MO for many years. Bob was an avid photographer and he enjoyed going to church and spending time with his family and
friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by three sisters, Connie Shimkus, Kathleen Kumle and Diane Mason; and by two brothers, Gordon
Mason and Richard Mason.

He is survived by loving sister and brother, Gail (Dale) Coleno of Canton, IL and Bill Mason of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-
nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018, a Chalice Presentation by the Knights of Columbus will be held at 6:30
p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL.
Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Louis Catholic Deaf Society or to the International Catholic Deaf Association.
Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Ricky Wayne Vernoy Sr., age 52, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4 a.m. on Thursday, February 22,
2018.

Ruth and Louis Vernoy were blessed with Rick on July 25, 1965. He loved to go camping; some of his happiest times of his life were at Rend Lake. He
took pride in his work; he loved gardening, building things from scratch, barbequing with family and friends and anything that had to do with Halloween.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in May of 2014. With 4 weeks left to live, he was a miracle. He fought hard, some days good and some bad,
but he never lost his faith. He fought hard for almost 4 years. His passion throughout this time was to help others get through hard times; that brought
him joy. He touched many hearts throughout the world. Anyone that knows Rick, knows he is all about family. He lives through all of his children.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Louis Vernoy.

Ricky is survived by his dear mother, Ruth Vernoy of Granite City, IL; loving children, Michael (Shawn) Vernoy of Shiloh, IL, Ricky Vernoy Jr. of Cheyenne,
WY, David Younger of Granite City, IL, Justin (Ashley) Sams of Dupo, IL, Melanie Smidth of Granite City, IL, Alicia Vernoy of Granite City, IL, Cody Vernoy of
Dupo, IL and Brook Vernoy of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Aubreigh Sams, Austin Vernoy, Calton and Connor Jobe, McKenzie and Eden
Younger, Sarah and Haley Vernoy, Michael and Johnathon Bronaugh; brother, Louis (Michelle) Vernoy of Rayner, LA; sister, Michelle (Rudy) Torres of
Lancaster, CA; aunt, Helen (Bill) Altman; uncle, Robert (Sherry) Tobin; special friends, Cindy Farmer, Jeanette Rodriguez and Robin Younger; extended
family and many other friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 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 Tuesday at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Charles West officiating.

Rick’s family would like to extended a special thank everyone who gave to GoFundMe.
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Edna “Tillie” Sharon White, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:25 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home.

She was born June 9, 1942 in Granite City, IL to Alvin and “Minnie” Willamina Ida Julia (nee: Landwehrmeier) Leibold.

Edna and Kenneth F. White, Sr. married on December 29, 1958 in Savanah, MO.

She retired from National Venders in St. Louis Mo working as a spot welder and refrigeration specialist. She had also worked at A.O Smith in Granite
City, IL as a machine operator and a welder.

She is survived by; 5 daughters: Sharon (Walter) Wesbrook, Carmen Huff, Susan Cochran (Riddle), Julia “Jill” (Matt) Strodtman and Trudy Schaefer of
Granite City, IL; 2 sons: Kenneth “Rusty” (Maria) White, Jr, and Fred (Vickie) White of Granite City, IL; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 4
great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way); brother: Robert (Doris) Leibold; half-brother: Alvin (Anna) Leibold, Jr both of Granite City, IL. and many
nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by; daughter: Juanita Jean White; son: James Riley White; brother: Gerald “Jerry”
Leibold, Sr. and 3 sisters: Ruth Ann Leibold, Sue Leibold, and Harriet Leibold.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until service time 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL
were the funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, with Jerry Leibold Jr. officiating,. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on
Nameoki Road in Granite City, IL.
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Marie Inez Powell, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:34 a.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at DePaul Hospital in
St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born January 23, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late Lurton and Louise Milam.

She married Jimmy Wayne “Jim” Powell on May 5, 1965 in Granite City and he survives.

She retired from the Granite City Township after over 20 years of dedicated service as a bus driver.

She enjoyed her days of sewing and reading and cherished her grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son, Gerald Powell of Granite City; a daughter, Melissa Marie Powell of St. Peters, Missouri;
grandchildren, Matthew Alexander Powell and Craig Mitchell Donaldson; a sister, Nina Chilcutt of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and
Sheila Milam of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine and Ruth Ann.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, private family services will be held.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Madison County Humane Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Stanley Rutkowski Jr., age 60, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Memorial Hospital,
Belleville, IL. Stanley was born on October 24, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a son of Bonnie Jean (McMichael) Rutkowski of
Edwardsville, IL and the late Stanley “Chalky” Rutkowski Sr.

Stanley was a faithful member of Praise Community Fellowship Church in Edwardsville, IL. He worked as a counselor for Tri-City Counseling in
Jerseyville, IL for many years. In his younger years, Stanley worked construction with his dad and he enjoyed watching home remodeling shows. His
greatest joys was reading the bible “ his God time” and going to church to serve the Lord. Stanley 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 father, Stanley was preceded in death by one sister, Debbie Lynn Rutkowski.

In addition to his dear mother, Stanley is survived by his loving sister, Darlene (Edward) Rutkowski-Hanks of Edwardsville, IL; proud uncle to Amber
Hanks and Amy Hanks both of Edwardsville, IL; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL. Visitation
will continue from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Praise Community Fellowship Church (Immanuel United Methodist Church)
800 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, at Praise Community Fellowship Church, Edwardsville, IL, with Pastor Kent
Schuette officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Praise Community Fellowship Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel and the church.
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Charles “Charlie” Loyd Lane, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
IL.

He was born on September 25, 1924 in Granite City, IL to Floyd Franklin Lane, Jr and Martha Ann nee: Britton Lane.

Charles married Mildred Rose Veres on October 20, 1947 in Salem, AR.

The loving father retired on May 15, 1975 from BE Holt Ford in Granite City as a teamster member of Local 971 out of Belleville. He had also worked at
local businesses in the Granite City area including St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, Oscar’s 66 service station in Madison, IL and A.D. Lifttruck in St.
Louis, MO.  Charlie enjoyed working with people and for the people. He liked working on cars, travelling and spending time with his grandson, honorary
granddaughter and living life to the fullest with family and friends.

Charles is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Rose (Bill) Briggs of Granite City; a son, Glenn A. (Tammy) Lane of Granite City; a grandson, Ryan Brooks
Lane of Granite City; honorary granddaughter, Barblene Burns; a great granddaughter, Ella Grace Lane; a brother, Donald “Donnie” Lane of Denver, CO
and a sister, Helen Henshaw of Spokane, WA. Charlie will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife and parents, Charles is preceded in death by a son, Gerrard Frank Charles Lane; 3 brothers:  Floyd Lane, Jr, Kenneth Lane and Ray
Lane and also by 2 sisters:  Georgia Davis and Doris Knight.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  The funeral service will
be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Panama, IL.

Memorials may be made to an animal rescue organization of choice.
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Felicia A. Gaddy, 59, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:54 a.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born June 16, 1958 in Granite City, IL to William and Marjorie (nee: Kennerly) Trindle.

Felicia and William D. Gaddy married in St. Louis, MO and have been married for 44 years.

She has worked for several taverns as a bartender to include: Perigen’s Tavern and 5th Turn Tavern both in Madison, IL and The Bar in Dix, IL.

She is survived by; her husband: William D. Gaddy of Granite City, IL; two daughters: Laura (Ron) Wright of Mitchell, IL and Karen Bauman of Granite City,
IL; son: Robert Gaddy of Granite City, IL; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother: William ‘Billy” O. Trindle of Granite City, IL; and sister: Judy
Wallace of Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her grandson: Blake Bauman, 2 brothers: Larry and Richard Trindle; and 2 sisters: Trudy Dunnavant
and Constance Trindle.

Per her wishes she will be cremated.
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Mary Theresa Sido, nee Colligan, a resident of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area since 1951, was born on March 13, 1925 in
Granite City to Henry A. Colligan and Naomi I. Colligan, nee Keller. She passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at
Meridian Village at the age of 92.

She was the beloved wife of Robert F. Sido and the loving mother of five sons; Thomas P. Sido (Ginny) of Glen Carbon, Kevin R. Sido of Evanston, IL,
David W. Sido (Gail) of Hershey, PA, John R. Sido (Marie Jose) of Gilbert, AZ and Daniel L. Sido (Beth) of Naperville, IL. Mary was also the proud
grandmother of Edward, Aaron, Craig, Charles, Robert II, William, Anna, Matthew, Patrick, Abigail and Mark; step grandmother of Tanya and Marisol,
great grandmother of Preston, Patrick, Andrew and Clark, step great grandmother to Sophie, Amelia and Juliette.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her grandson Bryan, her brothers Henry, Walter and James and her sister, Jean Ann. Mary is
survived by her sisters Catherine Hommert of Granite City, Patricia Vorwald (Richard) of Florissant, MO, Margaret Zagar of Troy and her brother Edward
Colligan (Betty) of Glen Carbon.

Mary enjoyed and was an accomplished musician, playing a flute in her youth, a dulcimer at folk festivals and as a member of St. Cecilia’s Bell Choir for
years. In her earlier years, she was a talented seamstress, enjoyed her numerous card clubs, traveling and gardening. As an active and dedicated
member of the St. Cecilia Church in Glen Carbon, she served on Parish Council, and often volunteered at rosary making group and serving funeral
luncheons.

Mary fully believed in the power of prayer and kept God and her faith at the center of her life. She gave love to all, especially to her husband and sons,
and treasured the love of her parents and dearest sisters and brothers. Mary was a proud Irish daughter, born on a Friday on the 13th of March. She
was however blessed with abundant “luck" that she showered on her family and friends. She had a sense of optimism that was easy to embrace and
was a ray of sunshine to all that she met. Mary was not demanding for herself, always willing to give for family and friends. She was a kind,
compassionate, patient soul, a great wife and mother and friend to all.

A visitation for friends and family will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Rd, Glen Carbon, on Friday, February 23, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m. at St Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon with
Father Patrick Gibbons as celebrant. Burial will follow immediately after at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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n lieu of flowers, Mary has requested that donations to made to the Glen Ed Pantry at www.glenedpantry.org and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Louis D. “Marty” Martin Jr. 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:49 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born December 18, 1956 in Newport, Rhode Island.

He married Loretta F. (Pace) Martin on September 29, 1984 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice and she survives.

He had worked as a government contractor with 36 years of dedicated service and had spent many of those years at the Charles Melvin Price Support
Center in Granite City. Marty had retired December 13, 2017 from the Long Lake Fire Department with 24 years of dedicated service to the community
and had served as a Past Vice-President.

The United States Marine Corp veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was very involved and always trying to help his
community and any veteran’s organization throughout the years.
He was a member and had served as a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 307 in Madison where he was very active with the Color Guard
and Forty and Eight. He was also a member of the Amvets Post 1500 in Pontoon Beach, Vietnam Veterans Association, P.O.W. - M.I.A. Vigil Team, Tri-
City Veterans Organization, Ozarks Elks Lodge, Venice Social Club and the National Rifle Association. Marty will be remembered for the love and special
times shared with his family, friends and colleagues.

In addition to his beloved wife of 33 years, he is survived by his mother, Delberta P. (Gruenenfelder) Orr of Madison; a daughter, Laura Martin of Granite
City; a son, Patrick Martin of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Kristie Martin of Pierron; two stepbrothers, Malcom Martin of Texas and
Dale Orr Jr. of Waterloo; a nephew, Zachary Martin of Madison; special cousins, Rick Barnhart of Granite City and Phillip Martin of Granite City; other
extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis D. Martin Sr. and his stepfather, Chester Dale “Lefty” Orr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. with a fireman’s walk-thru at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Martin family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Larry Kynion, 74, died on Sunday, February 18, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

Larry is survived by his loving aunt, Alice Hopper of Ballwin, Missouri; his cousins: Tammy (David) Wilson of Clinton, Illinois, Nancy Kynion of Lancaster,
Ohio, Tim (Laura) Kynion of Leadville, Colorado, Ginger (Greg) Godwin of North Richland Hills, Texas, and a host of other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Lester and Hazel Kynion.

Larry was born on September 26, 1943 and lived in Granite City most of his life. He was an active member of the Granite City disabilities community for
many years and participated in bowling leagues and Special Olympics. He worked at Tri-Cities Association for Handicapped, Inc.
Larry loved spending time with friends and family, listening to bluegrass music, watching baseball, and cheering for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
Larry was a man with a big heart, and endearing personality, and a contagious sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.

Special thanks to the staff at The Fountains for their loving care and friendship that Larry enjoyed during his 7½ year stay.

Visitation will be at Irwin Chapel on Maryville Rd. in Granite City on Friday, February 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 1:
00 p.m. with Reverend Dennis Mooney officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Tri-Cities Area Association for Handicapped, Inc., P.O. Box 1681, Granite City, Illinois
62040 and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Larry will be laid to rest next to his parents at the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, Missouri.
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John Henry Moutria, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his home. John was born on
May 31, 1933 in Murphysboro, IL, a son of the late Joe and Emma (Elmore) Moutria.

John was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church
and a 4th Degree member with Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. John retired from Ryder Truck Rental as a mechanic and parts
manager after thirty years of dedicated service. He enjoyed sports and was a soccer coach and baseball coach for many years. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family. John 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, John was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Mary Jane (Owen) Moutria; sister, Evelyn Goddard; brothers, Alfred Moutria
and twin brother, Joe Moutria.

He is survived by his loving children, John David (Mary Jo) Moutria of Granite City, IL, Daniel Joseph Moutria of Harrisburg, IL and Douglas Matthew
(Melina) Moutria of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Julie Rae Moutria of Granite City, IL and Emmarie Grace Moutria of Granite City, IL; sister-in-law,
Rita Moutria of Granite City, IL; nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, Il, with
Father Zachary Edgar officiating. John will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO, with full military honors provided by
the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given the Moutria family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Norma Jean Mendoza, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:24 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born November 9, 1935 in Lilborne, Missouri, a daughter of the late William Howard and Virginia (Qualls) Uptain.

She married Ruben Mendoza on March 10, 1960 in Webster Groves, Missouri and he passed away on April 11, 2010.
Norma had a longtime career in journalism retiring in 2012 from the Edwardsville Intelligencer after over ten years of service. She was invited back to
the field with the Troy Times Tribune for five years of service until retiring January 5, 2018.

She enjoyed her many years covering news, writing feature and business stories and sharing her knowledge throughout our communities. She had
graduated on the Dean’s List from S.I.U.E. and had given back by teaching Spanish and journalism courses on the collegiate level. She had also served
as an assistant editor with The Laryngoscope medical magazine and was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She was always
working for women’s rights and was a member of the National Organization for Women. She enjoyed her years of work in community theatre working
with the East Bank Players and the Showtime Express. She was a lifelong member of Suburban Baptist Church and enjoyed attending and singing with
the choir at Unity Baptist Church. She was talented with her artwork, enjoyed singing and was very knowledgeable in trivia. Norma 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, Julie and Jaime Ybarra of Granite City, Danny Mendoza of Granite City, David and Pam Mendoza of
Collinsville, Sam and Karen Mendoza of New Jersey, Marta and Tom Scaturro of Granite City and Lia and Marc Sova of Edwardsville; fourteen
grandchildren, Melodie, Brett, Sean, Carla, Mandy, Davey, Alyssa, Jaime, Marissa, Sammy, Zach, McKenna, Isabela and Adrian; seven great
grandchildren, Kaleb, Kolton, Kwinton, Carly, Logan, Trace and Emilia; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Warren Cooper of St. Ann, Missouri; a
brother, Howard Wayne Uptain of Madison, Alabama; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 50 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson, Kyle Chism.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Amelia “Millie” (Lombardi) Chomko, age 102, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:35 p.m. on Thursday, February 15,
2018 at Liberty Village Care Center in Maryville.

She was born April 29, 1915 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Louis and Louisa (Bello) Lombardi.

She married Michael G. Chomko on May 12, 1945 and he passed away on December 6, 1979.

She retired from Marx and Haas Men’s Clothing Company in St. Louis after many years of constructing men’s suits.

Millie was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Granite City where she prepared many delicious dishes for funerals and social
gatherings. Cooking and serving both Italian and Russian dishes for her family and friends was Millie’s specialty. For many years she baked hundreds
of pounds of Christmas cookies, which she gave to family and friends, and as the word spread of her cookie baking skills, she sold them to others.
Being a wonderful seamstress, she made many of her own clothes and altered clothes for others. Millie received honors for volunteering over 12,000
hours in the gift shop at St. Elizabeth/Gateway Regional Hospital. She enjoyed helping others and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Mike, Arcolino “Yock”, Nick and Adolph Lombardi and a
sister, Ann Moelhenry.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Marsha Chomko of Granite City and John and Robin Chomko of Collinsville. Millie was the
caring grandmother of twenty grandchildren; five great grandchildren; 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 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time
of funeral service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend C. Dale Edwards officiating.

Private burial will be at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Angela Darlene Womack, 49, of Granite City died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home.

She was born on March 4, 1968 in Granite City, IL to John Womack and Bonita nee: Pasley Mayor.  

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed going to and playing bingo. She attended Restoration Church in Granite City, IL.

Angela is survived by 2 sons: Brandon Fisk of Pontoon Beach, IL and John Sr (Misty) Womack of Granite City; her life partner, William Sparrow of
Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Jayden, John Jr and Sarina; a brother: Richard (Betty Jean) Womack of Granite City and 2 sisters: Laura Foster of Pontoon
Beach, IL and Roberta Mayor of TX. Angela will be missed by several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Besides her parents, Angela is preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Womack and a sister, Diane Mayor.

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

Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Dennis Charles Meyer, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born Aug. 10, 1949 in St. Genevieve County, MO to the late Dorothy A. (Brown) Meyer Day and Hillary E. Meyer.

On Mar. 21, 1992, he and Dianne Marie Harper were married in Cape Girardeau, MO. She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Meyer was U.S. Army veteran serving as a combat engineer. He worked in carnival supplies and merchandise sales for over 30 years.  He loved
golfing, cars and assembling models.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Denise (Rich) Hanner of Pensacola, FL; 3 sons: Jeramie (Pamela) Lawson of Imperial, MO, Zacharie
(Jennifer) Lawson of Herculaneum, MO and Luke (Shima) Lawson of Lake St. Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren: Lorlellin Durnell, Jeramie Lawson Jr., Garrett
Lawson, Madison Lawson, Maccie Lawson, Mackenzie “JoJo” Lawson, Shayda Lawson, Layla Lawson, Ryan Hanner and Nathan Hanner; and 3
brothers-in-law who he considered brothers: Dennis (Darla) Harper of Bethalto, IL, Timothy Harper of Collinsville, IL and Mike (Jan) Consiglio of Branson,
MO.

Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Stephen “Steve”, Adrian, Orville, Augustus and Kenneth Meyer.

SERVICES ARE PENDING.
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Randall Kenneth Meyer, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:10 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018 at his home.

He was born January 9, 1955 in Granite City, IL to Alvin and Jean (nee: Breyer) Meyer.

Randall served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his sister, Sandra (David) Grant and brother, Alan (Marsha) Meyer all of Granite City, IL.

He was preceded in death by both parents.

The family will have a graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at a later date.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.
wojstrom.com.
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Judy Faye Fenoglio, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly Mon. Feb. 12, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Oct. 5, 1947 in Granite City to the late Helen (Sykes) Sulk and Arley Miller.

Judy worked for Scottrade. She was a seamstress and loved to cook and was a founding member of the Granite City Wrestling Club.

Survivors include a daughter: Tina (Russell) Fenner of Whittier, CA; 3 sons: Charles (Roberta) Fenoglio of Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Tammy) Fenoglio and
Richard Fenoglio of Granite City; 5 grandchildren: Charles Fenoglio II, Catherine (Tyler) Fenoglio, Amanda Fenner, Antonia Fenoglio and Lauryn Fenoglio; 5
great-grandchildren: Veronica Fenoglio-Kushera, Julian Kushera, Elijah Kushera, Charles Leon Fenoglio III and Emily Fenoglio; 2 sisters: Connie Kleier
and Brenda Whitworth of Louisville, KY; and 4 brothers: Roy Dale Miller of FL, Gerald Sulk, Glenn Sulk and Bradley Sulk of Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony J. Fenoglio.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 16, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson Research.
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JoAnn Sebescak, 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:55 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born November 20, 1934 to George and Fay (Meyer) Bruncic.

JoAnn married Stephen M. Sebescak on May 7, 1955 in Granite City, IL.

JoAnn loved being a wife and mother. She also had helped her parents at their tavern, Bruncic’s in Madison, IL.

She is survived by; her sister-in-law: Dolores Bruncic of Madison, IL; nephew: Mark (Sheila) Bruncic, niece: Terri (Leonard) Leleniewski; great-nephews
and great-niece: Ben (Kacie) Bruncic, Austin (Amanda) Bruncic, Courtney Bruncic, Matt (Dawn) Leleniewski; great-great-nephews: Eli Bruncic and Joe
Williams.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter: Kathleen “Kathy” Sebescak and a brother: Thomas Bruncic.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Mary & St. Mark Parish in Madison, IL with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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David Ray Brown, age 60, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL. David was born on February 16, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Lloyd Ray Brown and Delores
Jeannie (Hughes) Brown.

On July 2, 1977, David married Paula Fuller, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. David was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL.
He worked for Siemens PLM Software Company in the technical sales support department for many years. David enjoyed fishing and was a member of
Steel City Bassmasters. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. David loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his
family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

David is survived by his devoted wife, Paula Brown; loving children, Amanda (Frans) VanVoorst and Jared Brown; sister, Pam (Greg) Hines; brother,
Mike Brown; grandchildren, Dustin, Damon and Danielle VanVoorst; step-grandson, Thomas VanVoorst; mother-in-law, Joyce Bodi all of Granite City, IL;
brother-in-law, Steven (Linda) Fuller of Hazelwood, MO; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. Visitation will
continue on Tuesday, February, 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Calvary Life Church with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Interment will
be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Roy Louis Wilimzig Jr. 98, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born October 2, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late Roy and Carolyn (Groom) Wilimzig Sr. He attended public schools in Edwardsville and
Granite City, Illinois.

He later graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in electrical engineering and worked for Illinois Power Company and Emerson
Electric until joining the United States Army. He proudly served during World War II where he served as a pilot with the United States Air Corp. Before
joining the Army, he married Margaret L. (Staples) Wilimzig on August 30, 1941 in St. Louis and she passed away on June 3, 2013. After returning from
the service, he started an electrical equipment business where he worked until his retirement.

Roy worked with many young men in the Order of DeMolay and was a very active member in many of the Masonic orders including the Masonic Lodge
Order of Jesters, a 33rd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite, 65 year member of the Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis where he served as the 1967
Potentate and served as a board member of the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

He had also been a life member of the B.P.O. Elks. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville after becoming a resident of Eden
Village Retirement Center in Glen Carbon in 2014.

In addition to his beloved wife of 72 years and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank E. Wilimzig.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kay and James Branca of Wildwood, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sheila
Wilimzig of Little Rock, Arkansas; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; other extended family and friends.


In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. with a Masonic Service at 6:15 p.m. followed by a Shriner’s walk through.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating.

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

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to Village of the Blue Rose, Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville, Hope Lutheran Church in Granite
City or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Elton Wayne Oden, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Rolla, MO. Elton was born on
November 25, 1955 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Delbert Oden of Paragould, AR and the late Norma Lee (Miles) Oden.

Elton retired as a heavy equipment operator from Mid-Continental Coal & Coke Company after many years of dedicated service. Elton liked drawing and
tinkering on just about anything. He was also an outdoorsman who enjoyed going fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and
friends. Elton loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his mother, Elton was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, John Passig.

In addition to his father, Elton is survived by his loving son, Scott (Tessa) Oden of Rolla, MO; dear sisters, Sharon Passig of Granite City, IL, Wilma (Don)
Dunahee of Branson, MO and Patricia (Jim) Maxwell of St. James, MO; proud grandfather to Austin Wachter of Granite City, IL, Cierra Oden, Logan Oden
and Adrianna Oden all of Rolla, MO; special friend, Rose Cafferty of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, with John Billick officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates,
Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations many be given to Life Church, Rolla, MO. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel
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Darla Lea Coppedge, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at her home. Darla was born
on September 4, 1946 in Herrin, IL, a daughter of the late Warren Jennings and Lorelei (Baker) Jennings.

On May 6, 1972, Darla married Gary Coppedge, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Darla worked as a real estate agent for Century 21, retiring in 2000,
after many years of dedicated service. Darla was known for giving food and chocolate to the many people she befriended over the years. Her greatest
joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Darla loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved
her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Gary Coppedge of Granite City, IL, loving children, Nathan (Julie Glasgow) Coppedge of Granite City, IL and
Lauren (Dusty) Long of Shiloh, IL; dear brother, Phillip (Denise) Jennings of Knoxville, IL; proud grandmother to Parker Coppedge, Jayden Coppedge,
Katelyn Glasgow, Stephen Glasgow, Sydney Glasgow, Jaxon Benard, Chancey Long and Kinnley Long; niece, Nicole Jennings, nephew, Matthew
Jennings; great-niece, Layken Jennings; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Memorial donations may be given to STL Siteman Institution,
https://siteman.wustl.edu/contribute/giving/siteman-development-office/
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Janet Irene Gum, 72, of Granite City, IL passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, FebruaryJ 7, 2018 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born in Oakland, CA, on May 9, 1945 to Elias Rayphiel Mays and Ozella (nee:Wilkinson) Mays.

Janet married Richard Gum in Fort Worth, TX on April 23, 1965.

Janet was a member of the Red Hat Society and was the past president in Granite City, IL. She loved to play dominos, go to the casino, and used to bowl
every Wednesday. She also loved to plant flowers and feed the birds with her daughters and grandkids. Janet attended Harvest Community Church in
Granite City, IL, New Testament Fellowship in South Roxana, IL, Son Life Fellowship in Collinsville, IL, and His Glorious Church in Collinsville, IL. She was
also a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and loved to go to car shows and show off the Chevy Bel-Air 1956 convertible.

Survivors include her: husband Richard Gum of Granite City, IL; 2 daughters: Jennifer Hilmes of Granite City, IL and Kristie Doty of Granite City, IL; 2
brothers: Charlie “Sonny” (Janice) Mays of Fort Worth, TX and Jimmy (Nelda) Mays, of Fort Worth, TX; and 5 grandchildren: Aaron Hilmes, Lauren
(Gerardo) Jacinto, Jake Doty, Paige Doty, and Tice Doty.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Glenda Gill and Diane Raney.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 2018 with Pastor Roy Boyer officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com
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Lowell Francis Hatfield, 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Wed. Feb. 7, 2018 at his home.

He was born Feb. 21, 1925 in La Plata, MO to the late Carl Irvin & Blanche (Lea) Hatfield.

On Dec. 21, 1950, he and Evelyn Perkins were married in East St. Louis, IL. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2011.

Lowell was a U.S. Airforce veteran and had worked as a mechanic for over 40 years in many area junkyards.

Survivors include: 2 daughters: Beverly Conger and Sharon (Arthur) Angelly of Granite City; 12 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great
grandchildren; a brother; 5 sisters; and a special family friend: Mary Moss.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Paul “Butch” Guiltner; a daughter: Donna Jean Guiltner; 5 grandchildren; and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10 a.m. Mon. Feb. 12,
2018 with Matthew Smith officiating. Burial will follow at St. Clair Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Harry E. Cook, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

He was born December 21, 1941 in Granite City, a son of the late Harry A. and Irene M. (Wood) Cook.

He married Sandra J. (Luebbert) Cook on June 12, 1964 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1995 from the Granite City School District #9 after 32 years of dedicated service as a teacher. His passion in life was his years of teaching
and had also taught nine years as the Booth Hospital

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City where he had served many years as an elder. He was also a former member of the Granite
City Elks Lodge, had coached girls basketball at North and served several years as the Student Council advisor. He enjoyed his days of fishing and will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 53 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brent A. and Rebecca Cook of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-
law, Stephanie and Shane Medlin of Granite City; five grandchildren, Jordyn Cook, Zachary Medlin, Jacob Cook, Nicholas Medline and Samuel Medlin;
two cousins, Barry Jo Sims of Los Angeles, California and Mary Beth Phipps of The Villages, Florida; 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, February 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Hope Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Charles Henry “Chuck” Edwards, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at
his home.

He was born September 16, 1924 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles Claude and Georgia (Boyd) Edwards.

He married Marilyn Rose (Jones) Edwards on May 27, 1950 in Staunton and she passed away on November 30, 2010.

The United States veteran joined the Army Air Corp at the end of high school and retired in 1969 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He had served as a pilot with
the Air Force serving through World War II, Vietnam and the Korean Wars. After his retirement from the Air Force, he continued his career as a charter
pilot with Mid Coast Aviation in Chesterfield being honored to fly many dignitaries, sports figures, musicians and politicians through the years around
the world.

He was a member of the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Granite City VFW Post and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed target
practice, wildlife and nature, his years of flying, dancing and being amongst his friends and family.

He is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Sam) Atkinson of Ellisville, Missouri, Laura (Darrell Williams) Bronnbauer of Granite City and Jill and Barry
Jateff of Wildwood, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly (Michael) Rommel, Kevin Jateff, Scott Bronnbauer and Ryan Bronnbauer; two great
grandchildren, Daisy Rommel and Cooper Bronnbauer; a brother, Bill (Marian) Edwards of Joliet; a brother-in-law, Willard Volentine of Highland; other
extended family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Johnston and a sister-in-law, Maxine Volentine.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 12:00 noon
with Reverend Steven Williams officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at the Bethel Cemetery in Wildwood, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City V.F.W. Post #1300 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joseph S. Fedora, 86, of Avon Park, Florida, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at
his home.

Joseph was born on June 6, 1931 in Madison, Illinois; the son of the late Joseph G. and Catherine (Crnkovich) Fedora. Joseph was the athletic director
at Granite City School District #9 and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois.

Joseph is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Evelyn J. (Martin) Fedora, whom he married on October 27, 1956; his children; Jolene (Johnny)
Roberts of Germantown, Tennessee, Joseph Jay (Cathy) Fedora of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeffrey S. Fedora of Port Orange, Florida; his grandchildren,
Jacob (Allie) Roberts, Joshua Roberts, Jason Roberts, Mary Fedora, Matthew Fedora, Sage Parrish Fedora; his great-grandchildren, Morgan Roberts,
Caelyn Roberts.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Liddle.

Friends may call on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Joseph’s life,
services will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary
Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations may be made to Extreme St. Louis Charitable Foundation, 14240 Manchester Road, Manchester,
MO 63011.
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Jeffrey A. “Fro” Willoughby, 52 of Cahokia, Illinois, formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, February 4,
2018.

Jeff was born on December 9, 1965 in Granite City, Illinois. Jeff was a talented construction mechanic working for American Motors in Cahokia. Jeff
spent his days working on cars, playing pool and riding motorcycles. He loved music, especially the song “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog”. Most of all Jeff
loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Jeff is survived by and will be missed by his mom; Dee (Davis) Whitten; his wife, Karen Willoughby; his step dad, Howard Whitten; his sisters, Misty
Willoughby (Chris), Ann Willoughby (Ron), Michelle Willoughby (Eric), Lisa Willoughby (James); his brother, Michael Willoughby (Shelly); his daughter,
Dawn Warlock; his grandma, Edith McIntire; his sons, Ernie, Dale, Chris; his grandchildren, Kayla, Josh, Jordan, Jake, Joe, Justin; his great-grandson,
James and numerous nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his son, Jamie.

In celebration of Jeff’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Savannah Pearl Whitford, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:23 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Evelyn’s
House Hospice in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

She was born April 26, 1922 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mentie (Carney) Fitzhugh.

She married Warden Henry Whitford on December 3, 1952 in Cornith, Mississippi and he passed away on July 7, 2010.

She cherished her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She enjoyed
her days of cooking, sewing and had a love for flowers.

She is survived by five daughters and their spouses, Linda Gail Dunaway of Dover, Tennessee, Gerline “Jean” Cottrell of Granite City, Sharon Kay and
Bob Ferris of Farmington, Missouri, Karen Whitford of Granite City and Carol and Steve Jamboretz of Granite City; a son and his fiancé, Randy Whitford
Sr. and Judy Garris of Granite City; former daughter-in-law, Carole Whitford; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; three great-great
grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Elroy Dunaway; two grandsons; one great grandson;
sister, Ora Mae Bowers and five brothers, Wilton, Jim, Lawrence, Dean and Hebert Fitzhugh.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Anglin Funeral Home, 402 Donelson Parkway in Dover, Tennessee on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Reverend Melvin Dunaway officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Dover.

Memorials may be made to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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