Geneva M. Hill, 84, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Granite City.

She was born February 23, 1931 in Grandin, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Sylvia (Parrish) Wood.

She married Roy H. Hill in Clay County, Arkansas and he passed away on May 15, 1982. She and her late husband had owned and operated the
Cloverleaf Confectionary in Madison.

She was an avid bingo player and playing pinnocle and enjoyed her days of camping and fishing. She was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church
in Madison.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam Hill-Thomas of Granite City and Paula and David Vaughn of Granite City; four grandchildren,
Tara Butler, Russell Hill, David (Stephanie) Vaughn and Kevin Vaughn; three great grandchildren, Deven Butler, Shane Butler and Alyssa Love; six
brothers and sisters, Murlanne Julius, John Wood, Don Wood, Linda Coleman, Gary Wood and Cheryl Stephens; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by infant twin children, Kevin and Karen Hill and a brother, Bob Wood.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Rich Cope officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Linda Marie Morgan, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born November 26, 1951 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of Evelyn M. (Miller) Thompson of Granite City, Illinois and the late William Dale
Jones.

She married Gary Alan Morgan on August 6, 1970 in Mitchell and he survives.

She was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She loved animals and cherished her dogs, Shatze and Buddy.

She will be remembered for the love and dedication she had for her family and cherished the many special moments shared with her family and
friends.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three sons, Christopher Morgan of Collinsville, Jason (Shelly) Morgan of Granite City and
Brian (Amanda) Morgan of Mitchell; stepfather, Donald E. Thompson of Granite City; grandchildren, Christopher Morgan Jr., Alex Morgan, twins, Shelby
and James Morgan, Brenden Morgan, Anthony Parker Jr., Brian Morgan Jr., Courtney Morgan, Kara Morgan and Mercedes Morgan; great grandchildren,
Elaina, Paige and Emma; a brother, Lynn D. (Beth) Jones of Moro; a sister, Lisa and Chris Hillmer of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Lynn Jones officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Diane Wentzel, 66, of Granite City, IL, died at 6:25 p.m. Mon. Aug. 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Apr. 8, 1949 in DeQuincy, LA to the late Bernard & Emma (Dunham) Clancy.

On July 17, 1968 she and Woodrow “Woody” Wentzel were married in Baytown, TX. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2014.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Cathy (John) Watson of Granite City, IL and Debbie (Howard) Sonnier of Freeport, TX, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-
grandchildren, 1 brother, Daniel Clancy and 2 sisters, Patricia Bonnin and Barbara Canter.

Services will be private.
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Tammy Lynn (nee: Cox) Church, 51, of Granite City, IL passed away, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born December 2, 1963 in Granite City, IL to the late David Cox Sr. and Carolyn (nee: Huddleston) Scott of Granite City, IL.
Tammy worked for the Illinois Department of Human Services in Home Health Care as a caregiver in Granite City, IL.
She is survived by her son, Carl (Julia) Hozian III, two grandchildren, Jason Hozian and Carley Hozian, mother, Carolyn (nee: Huddleston) Scott, her
significant other, Lloyd Curtis, two brothers, David Cox Jr. and James Scott and a sister, Jennifer (Keith) Ebersohl all of Granite City, IL.
She was preceded in death by her father.
The family will have a memorial gathering from 4:00 p.m. until time of the memorial service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the Disabled
American Veterans, 3400 Century Drive, Granite City, IL.
Cremation services have been entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Irma Margaret Picker, 87, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:52 p.
m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, Illinois.

She was born June 29, 1928 in Granite City, the daughter of the late William Henry Fred and Henrietta Pauline (Kahle) Branding.

She had many years of service as a nursing home administrator and registered nurse. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in
Granite City.

She had volunteered for the Veterans Administration and had volunteered her time with the Mayo Clinic reaching out to El Salvador and Honduras. She
had also served as a 4-H leader through the years and had a special love of horses.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Norman LeRoy Picker and a brother, Norman Branding.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan; granddaughter, Sandra; two great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dakota; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service was held at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City on Friday, August 14, 2015. Reverend
Karla Frost officiated.

Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City.
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Ruth Marie Yarbrough, 95, of Granite City, IL, died at 11:29 a.m. Wed. Aug. 12, 2015 at her home.

She was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Brownsville, KY to the late Bill & Bertha (Forsythe) Brown.

Mrs. Yarbrough had been a member of Bethel Chapel.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Mary Breeden and Annie Griffin, 2 sons, Bill (Charolette) Yarbrough and Dennis Yarbrough, all of Granite City and
bunches of grandkids and great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husbands, Ray Yarbrough and Charles Wilcox, 4 daughters, Shirley, Jeanie, Patti and Janice, 2
brothers and her grandmother who raised her since she was 2 due to the death of her mother, Fannie Tylene Forsythe.

Services are private.
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Tammy Darlene (Whitford) Bernaix, 50, of Granite City, IL, died at 6:45 a.m. Tues. Aug. 11, 2015 at Poplar Bluff
Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was born Mar. 7, 1965 in Granite City.

Tammy was a member of the AmVets. She was a friend to all and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed movies, boating and camping.

Survivors include: a son, Trevor Bernaix, former spouse and companion, Michael Bernaix, sister, Wanda Allen, all of Granite City, brother, Bobby
Whitord of Stewart Co., TN, mother-in-law, “Granny” Gerine Bernaix and many nieces and nephews, Angela (Arron) Allen-Underwood, Joshua Allen,
Taylor “Taterbug” Allen, Donnie (Lynda) Ezell, Jeremy (Alisha) Roberts, Chrissy (Mike) Sherman, Lil Larry Whitford, Gabriella Bernaix, her special
lifelong friend, Missy Palermo, a special little girl who was like her own daughter, Ashley Kendrick and many more extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Whitford.

Visitation will be at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory on Sun. Aug. 16, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. when the family will share in a time of
remembrance. Burial will be at Noon, Mon. Aug. 17, 2015 at Corinth Cemetery in Dover, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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Otis G. "Bud" Gosnell, 79 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his home surrounded
by his family.

Bud was born on January 26, 1936 in Granite City; a son of the late Otis E. and Gladys (Lowe) Gosnell. Bud was a long time self employed realtor and
owner and operator of BMS Construction specializing in residential and commercial construction. He was a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge
#1063, past President of the Granite City Lions Club, Granite City AmVets, attended Heritage Church in Pontoon Beach. In his free time Bud enjoyed
watching all sports and playing golf or a good game of bowling. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his
family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Sandra F. (Robertson) Gosnell, whom he married on August 24, 1973; his daughters, LaDon and
(Bruce) Van of Clearwater, FL, Shari and (Keith) Schafer of Gerald, MO, Melanie and (Eric) Czerniejewski of Plantation, FL; grandchildren, Lisa and
(Matt) Croasmun, Traci and (Jordan) Andrews, Hannah Czerniejewski, Cole Czerniejewski, Zachary Schafer, Jeramia Schafer; great-grandchildren,
Jude Andrews, Ryder Andrews, Finley Croasmun; brother, Richard and (Loretta) Gosnell; sister, Peggy Morelan; numerous nieces, nephews and
extended family members and friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Bud's life
services will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Richard Gosnell officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are
suggested to BJC Hospice or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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George F. Moore, 88 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at his home surrounded by
his family.

George was born on February 20, 1927 in Granite City; the son of the late George F. and Louella (McKinney) Moore Sr.

George was a computer programming supervisor for the U.S. government and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran where he earned a Victory Medal and an
Asiatic Service Medal. George will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; Kathy Sneed of Granite City, Gary and (Rebecca) Terry of Granite City, Jacqueline Moore of Granite
City; grandchildren, David and (Angela) Sneed, Jeffrey and (Nicole) Matthews, Duane Shemwell, Joshua Terry, Melissa Meleke, Sara Grancolas, Julia
Terry-Pitts; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Lalich, Carol Bodi.

In addition to his parents George was preceded in death by his wife; Evelyn M. (Carllile) Moore; sister, Wanda Sutherland; brothers, Lyndall Moore, Bill
Moore.

Friends may call on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life services
will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View
Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

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The very Reverend Arch Priest, Father Thomas Succarotte, feel asleep in the Lord on Saturday, August 8,
2015.

Father Tom was born on September 16, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware, a son to the late Francis and Olga (Herosik) Succarotte.

On August 14, 1965, Tom married Tanya Button, the love of his life in Wilmington, DE. He had graduated from Pennsylvania Military College (now
Widener University) in 1974, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance. Tom then went to work for DuPont Company for twelve years
in Wilmington, DE until 1976. He then entered St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity on May 1, 1978. Father
Tom came to Madison, IL on August 1, 1979 and became the Parish Priest at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church until his retirement, due to
health issues on December 31, 2010. He was the Dean of St. Louis Orthodox Deanery for many years. Father Tom was the police chaplain for
Madison, Granite City, Pontoon Beach, Madison County Sheriff's Department, State Police, F.B.I., and the A.T.F during his years as a priest. He was
also Chaplain for the Missouri and Illinois Railroad Police Association. Father Tom was instrumental in helping establish the Chaplain program for the
A.T.F. He was an avid outdoorsman, in his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was serving the Lord and spending time with
his family, especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Father Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Father Tom is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years, Matushka Tanya Succarotte of Collinsville, IL; loving son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward
Francis Succarotte and Angela (Moore) Succarotte of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud grandfather to Elijah Thomas and Sophia Kathleen; dear sister and
brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and Paul Schmidt of Wilmington, DE; two nephews, Eric and Andrew; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Madison, IL, with a
burial service at 6:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, a Divine Liturgical service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox
Church, Madison, IL with His Grace the Right Reverend PAUL Bishop of Chicago and the Diocese of the Midwest; Very Reverend Archpriest John
Zdinak - Chancellor of the Midwest Diocese; Very Reverend Archpriest Timothy Sawchak - Dean of Kansas City Deanery; Reverend Father Nicholas
Finley - Rector of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Parish, and other clergy.


Interment will follow at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church and will be accepted at the church.
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Timothy "Burnzy" Burns, age 51, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Anderson
Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Tim was born on November 11, 1963 in Granite City, IL, a son to Larry Burns Sr. and Patsy (Hasty) Burns of Piedmont, MO.

Tim had worked for Petroff Trucking Company as a truck driver for many years. He was a Nascar fan, and he enjoyed dancing, singing karaoke and
playing pool. Tim also enjoyed working on his 1969 Camaro and going to the Village in Pontoon Beach, IL and hanging out with his friends. Tim loved
life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (Brewster) Burns; grandparents, Tim and Pauline Burns, Billie and Bill Hasty and Damian Caffrey Sr;
and one uncle, Dennis Caffrey.

In addition to his loving parents, Tim is survived by his best friend and daughter, Brittany (Mark) Gibbear of Granite City, IL, and dear daughter, Megan
Asher of Belleville, IL; proud grandfather to Anthony Gibbear, Blaze Gibbear, Houston Holmes and Ryder Utnage; brother, Larry (Pam) Burns Jr. of
Prescott, AZ, girlfriend and best friend, Rose Gaddie of Granite City, IL; son he never had, Christopher Gaddie of St. Louis, MO; many aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Burns family and wll be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Floyd "Butch" D. Peterson, Jr., age 54, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in
Maryville, IL.

Butch was born on June 3, 1961 in Granite City, IL, a son to Floyd "Butch" D. Peterson, Sr. and Sandi (Smothers) Peterson of Collinsville, IL.

Butch graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL and then attended law school and Graduated from St. Louis University, St. Louis,
MO, with his law degree. Butch was a lawyer and had worked for various law firms in the metro area. He had umpired and refereed for basketball,
baseball and football teams in the local area for many years. Butch enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He loved life, he
loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family and friends. Butch will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his beloved parents, Butch is survived by his loving children, Cari (Marc) Novaria of Belleville, IL, Brian Peterson of Golden, CO and Kimi
Peterson of St. Charles, MO; dear sister and brother, Chris Olden of Edwardsville, IL and Brad (Rena) Peterson of Webster Grove, MO; uncle, Jerry
Smothers; faithful companion, Isaac; nieces, nephews, extended and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a life celebration service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August
9, 2015 at Granite City Elks Lodge, 4801 Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorial donations may be given to the Granite City A.P.A. or the Disabled Athletes Sports Association and will be accepted at the memorial gathering.
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Nora M. Sutton 83, of Madison, IL passed away Monday August 3, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born October 10, 1931 in Danville, IL to Charles and Marie nee: Vandom Sutton.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Bolin of Madison; four sons, Terry A. (Charlotte) Sutton of Caseyville, IL, David (Linda) Foote of St. Louis, MO,
James Miller of Hillsboro, MO and Charles “Chuck” Rumfelt of Atlanta, GA; numerous grandchildren great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
and a adopted sister, Mary Race of Carbon Cliff, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Ralph Reeves.
Memorial services will be held by the family at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at New Hope New Beginnings Church 1000, Madison Ave, Madison,
IL with Pastor Karen Morris officiating. Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. In Lieu of flowers
memorials can be made to New Hope New Beginnings Church.
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John J. Straubinger, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:03 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.
m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Chalice Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic
Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Zachary Alyn "Zack" Kibort, 20, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015.

He was born on October 13, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri, the precious son of Keith Alyn and Debra Kay (Jones) Kibort.

He was a 2013 graduate of Granite City High School where he had been very active with the Jazz Band, Warriors Marching Band, Warrior Voices and
was in the senior play. He was a talented musician and loved playing the trumpet and mellophone. He was attending St. Louis University where he
was majoring in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He was working at Bellemore Animal Hospital in Granite City and Liberty Village Nursing
Home in Maryville.

He enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his entire family and many friends. Zach wrote "band, WoW and my friends are my life and I
love creativity, poems and quotes". He was working to establish a League of Legends Club at St. Louis University. His smile and personality will
forever be with those whom knew him. His love and devotion to others will always be remembered.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by his sister, Taylor May Kibort; grandparents, Albert and Shirley Kibort; aunts and uncles, Kathy and
Russell Hamilton, Jim and Karen Greenwald, Kenne Kibort, Brenda Parks, Richard and Patty Jones, Timmy and Maria Jones, Lisa Jones and Tina
Jones and Nadeia Shemwell; many cousins; other extended family and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Bonnie Jones.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Zachary Alyn Kibort Memorial Band Scholarship or to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Leaounda Johnson, 93 of St. Charles, MO, formerly of Granite City passed away at her home on Sunday,
August 2, 2015.

Leaounda was born on February 14, 1922 in Biggers, AR; a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Etta Lea (McElmurry) Deaver. She was an elementary
school teacher for over 40 years and taught school throughout Illinois retiring from Parkview School in Granite City in 1979. Leaounda was a member
3rd Baptist Church in Granite City where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She gave countless hours visiting shut in's and enjoyed many hours of
giving her time and talents to Protestant Welfare. Leaounda was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to travel, especially with her husband,
Lowell. She loved her church family but most of all she loved her family. Her family and friends will remember Leaounda for her kind and generous
heart and all the special times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Ron D. and (Donna) Johnson of St. Charles, MO, Dr. Cheryl L. and (Steve) Compton of St.
Charles, MO, Vicki L. and (John) Royce of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Darren Compton, Matthew and (Melissa) Johnson, Megan and (Steve) Hutson,
Maggie and (Mike) Lucas, Jonathan Royce, Joshua Royce; great-grandchildren, Makenzie Lucas, Madalyn Lucas, Kennedy Johnson, Cameron
Johnson, Clare Johnson, Charley Johnson, Elle Hutson and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Lowell C. Johnson, whom she married on August 23, 1946; her brother, Ralp W.
Deaver; her infant sister, Jewel Deaver.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life
visitation will continue on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Unity Baptist Church (Suburban Baptist
Church) 2500 St. Clair Ave., in Granite City with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials are suggested to 3rd Baptist Church in Granite City.
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Barbara Hutson, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Barbara was born on April 5, 1941, in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Donald Sisson Sr. and Myrtle (Stallings) Sisson

On July 4, 1959, Barbara married Richard, the love of her life in Coffen, IL and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2012. She was a faithful
member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. She had retired from University Nursing and Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL as a
Registered Nurse after many years of dedicated service. Barbara loved life, she loved her faith in God, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her
family. Barbara was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan; she also enjoyed going to the Ameri Star, eating out, traveling and playing pinochle. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family and friends. Barbara will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband Barbara was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles Daniels, Jr., two sisters, Ruth McNeely and Linda
Switzer and two brothers, James and John Sisson.

Barbara is survived by her seven wonderful children, Barbara (Charles, Sr.) Daniels of Granite City, IL, Beth (Thomas) Jordan of Florissant, MO, Richard
L. (Therese) Hutson, Jr., of Florissant, MO, Carol Moynahan of Granite City, IL, Sherri (William, Sr.) Gazall of Kansas City, MO, Patti (Marty) Bobb of Glen
Carbon, IL and Robert (Jennifer) Hutson of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Netta Thomas, D.J. Gunnar, Mickey Loftus, Eisha Daniels, Neil (Kelli)
Loftus, Christy (Mark) Brown, Nick Hutson, Matt Hutson, Eric Moynahan, Amanda (Tyler) Rodgers, William (Breanna) Gazall, Jr., Benjamin Gazall,
Lauren Gazall, Austin Bobb, Ryan Bobb, Chase Gansner and Autumn Hutson; proud great-grandmother to, Jacob, Abigail, Savannah, Masen, Caleb
and Brayden Loftus, Monique, Ray, and Faith Thomas, Shamarion and Makenzie Daniels, Malcolm Johnson, Kristopher and Dylan Keller, Luke and
Alexis Brown, Elizabeth Shukri, Adam Shutt, Damian and Brandon Rodgers and Lilliana Gazall and Timmy Schuster; great-great grandson, Xavier
Thomas; great-granddaughter on the way, Reagan Gazall; two brothers, Charles (Diane) Sisson and Donald (Janie) Sisson Jr.; two sisters, Mary
Evans and Margaret (Harry) Combs; sister-in-law, Jodie Sisson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City,
IL, with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to INADS – Grace Filled Journey or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.
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Abigail Ruth "Abby" McElroy, 17, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Cardinal
Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born June 27, 1998 in Maryville, Illinois, the precious daughter of Marshall L. and Debbie S. (Henson) McElroy.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard
and Reverend Brian Bradshaw officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Russell S. Pace, 59, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Christian
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born February 6, 1956 in St. Louis, a son of Bertha (Edwards) Pace of Collinsville and the late Alfred O. Pace.

He married Belinda R. (McGee) Pace on November 16, 1991 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.

He was the owner and operator of Pace True Value in Granite City where he had worked with his family throughout his lifetime. He was a member of
Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville. He had served as a member of the Granite City Rotary Club.

He enjoyed his days of playing pool with the Granite City and Metro East Pool Leagues. He loved his days boating and working on cars and especially
loved Chevys. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by sons, Russell (Kristen Ely) Pace Jr. of Maryville and Jason (Amber) Pace of Collinsville;
twin daughters, Andria and Brittany Pace of Collinsville; stepchildren, Jennifer (Tony) Wolf of St. Jacob, Stacy (Yohance) Flager of Fairview Heights and
Matthew (Leah) Milton of St. Louis; grandchildren, Robert Milton, Roger Wolf, Rayona Flager, Yohance Flager Jr., Savannah Pace and Skylar Pace;
sisters, Virginia (William) Blackburn of Florissant, Missouri and Kathleen (Walter) Goff of Edwardsville; brothers, Alfred E. (Joan) Pace of Glen Carbon
and Frank O. (Beth) Pace of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jason Stone as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jimmie Dale Wells, 58, of Granite City IL, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at his home with family by his
side.

He was born August 22, 1956 in Mt Vernon IL

He is survived by: one son, Robert Wells of New York, his mother, Carolyn Wells of Granite City IL, 2 sisters, Patricia Powell and Lisa Caldwell both of
Granite City IL. He is also survived by 4 nieces, Stacie (Kevin) Perigo, Jamie Fisk, Stephanie (Fred) SanSoucie and Amber Morlen, all of Granite City IL,
5 Great Nieces and 5 Great Nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Cleo L Wells.

Jim was an avid race car fan, and enjoyed fishing along with many other hobbies.

The family will hold a memorial service, Sat., August 8th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at Calvary Baptist Church 3000 Washington Ave in Granite City IL.
Services will be officiated by Chaplain Greg Stafford Director of Pastoral Care, MMC Springfield IL.

Jim’s remains will be escorted by Chaplain Greg Stafford via motorcycle for his last ride to Donoho Prarie Cemetery, Texico IL for burial by his father
and grandparents following the service.

Flowers will be accepted at the church along with donations for final funeral expenses
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Charles Ross Halbrook, age 85, lifelong resident of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 29,
2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Ross was born on March 14, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Connie and Thelma ( Ross) Halbrook.

Ross was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines. On August 13, 1952, Ross married Judy Kimura, the
love of his life in Kyoto, Japan. Judy preceded Ross in death on November 7, 2007. Ross was a member of Suburban Baptist Church and Elks Lodge
# 1063. He had retired as a Supervisor from National Steel after forty-two years of dedicated service. Ross enjoyed dancing with Judy, especially swing
dancing and dancing the jitterbug. He also enjoyed golfing and going to the horse races. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and
friends. Ross loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ross was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimura Halbrook; two sisters, Rebecca and Dorothy Halbrook;
and two brothers, Don and Bob Halbrook.

He is survived by his loving children, Becky (Kerry) Johnson, Woody (Rita) Halbrook and Jerry (Shelly) Halbrook all of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather
to Michael (Suzanne), Sara (Michael), Sean, Kyle (Ashley), Kelsey (Eric), Christopher and Brett; proud silly great-grandpa to Thomas, Matthew, Mira,
Joseph, Evelynn, Andrew and Cale; one brother, Russell Halbrook of Detroit, MI; special friend, Faye Hillman of Granite City, IL; extended family and
many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family School or Trinity United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Therica T. Jacks, 76, of Madison, IL, died at 7:30 a.m. Wed. July 29, 2015 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City.

He was born June 21, 1939 in Shaw, MS to the late N.S. & Julia Mae (Dennis) Jacks.

Mr. Jacks had been a waiter at Stouffer’s in St. Louis. He had also been a member of the Upholstery Union and the Black Panther Party.

Survivors include: 3 daughters, Ruth (Felicia) Jacks of Atlanta, GA, Nicole (John) Godspower and Zipporah Akers of St. Louis, 3 sons, David Jacks of
Poplar Bluff, MO, Eric (Lisa) Jacks of Madison and Antonio (Anita) Jacks of Dupo, IL, a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Green
Jacks of St. Louis, Willie Jacks of Chicago, IL and James Jacks of Newport, RI and 3 sisters, Arnata Norman of Kilene, TX, Cremolia Wallace and
Voncele Ingram of St. Louis and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Jacks and a sister, Norma Wallace.

SERVICES ARE PENDING.
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Sharon K. Wilkins, 56, of Granite City, IL passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

She was born December 5, 1958 in Granite City, IL to Charles R. and Betty L. (nee: Welch) Wilkins Jr.
Sharon worked for the Granite City School District #9 as a custodian and was a member of the AMVETS Post 51 Auxiliary. She was an avid motorcyclist
and loved riding her Can-Am Spyder.
She is survived by two brothers, Jeffery (Joni) Wilkins of Granite City, IL, Charles (Jill) Wilkins of Peculiar, MO, sister, Linda (John) Dotson of Proxy, MO,
two nephews, Jason (Amy) Howards, Charles Lawrence Wilkins, niece, Jessica (Dustin) Harris and great-nieces and great-nephews, Payson Harris,
Nicholas, Patrick, Andrew, Mathew, Toby and Anthony.
She is preceded in death by both parents.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Daniel Joseph "Danny" McCullough Jr., 32, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:16 p.m. on Wednesday,
July 22, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis
.

He was born December 14, 1983 in Granite City.

He had worked as a laborer in general construction and enjoyed listening to music, grilling, fishing and drawing. He had a special love of his family
and cherished his brothers and sisters. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Pamela Kay Wallace and Robert "Bob" Fisher of Granite City; his father and stepmother, Daniel Joseph
and Corilyn McCullough Sr. of Dwight, Illinois; a son, Ryan McCullough; five brothers, Brett Chastain, Erick Chastain Howell, Cody Chastain, Jeshua
McCullough and Elijah McCullough; four sisters, Angie Wallace Tinsley, Melissa Chastain, Brandy McCullough and Ellora McCullough; grandfather,
Bob Perrin; nieces and nephews, Dallas Davidson, Shelby Davidson, Colton Lewis, Gabby Chastain, Ashton Chastain, Cole Chastain, Nevaeh
Wallace, Jayce Tinsley, Aaron Wallace, Triston Acup and Devon Acup; other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry Wallace and Cory Chastain.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 2:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend Brian Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John James Von Nida Jr. 56, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:58 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his
home.

He was born November 3, 1958 in Granite City, Illinois, the son of the late John James and Nora K. (Williams) Von Nida Sr.

He married Mary Jo (Decker) Von Nida on July 31, 1982 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from Paul Cerame Ford in Florissant with 25 years of dedicated service as a mechanic. He was also the owner and operator of Ultimate
Floor Care for 15 years. He had a special love of remote control airplanes and helicopters and was President of the Midwest Air Wing RC Club. He
cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 33 years, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Brian Laubscher of Granite City and Erin and
Adam Jones of Granite City; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brandon, Amelia, Olivia and Ellie; one granddaughter on the way; sister, Phyllis McCormick of
Florissant, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Larry Unfried of Granite City, John and Ann Decker of Republic, Missouri, Bertha
and Richard Koerper of Granite City and Maggi and Ed Dettwiler of Granite City; his beloved dogs, Roxy, Zeus and Lola; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph Von Nida and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Willie
Decker.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman
officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Dorothy Mae Serwatka, 85, of Fairmont City, Illinois passed away at 12:17 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born December 4, 1929 in Madison, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Beroskey) Urban.

She married Stanley F. Serwatka on November 27, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison and he survives.

She was a homemaker and member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Fairmont City and a member of the Polish Hall in Madison.

She enjoyed her days of listening and dancing to Polka music and was an exceptional cook. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by twin sons, Terry Serwatka of Missouri and Jerry (Marcey) Serwatka of Fairview Heights; two
granddaughters, Andrea (Shane) Serwatka of Fairmont City and Alicia (Evan) Wortman of Denver, Colorado; great granddaughter, Libby; sister, Fran
Janik of Godfrey; two sisters-in-law, Adele Balcer of St. Louis and Sister Joclyn Serwatka of Springfield, Illinois; brother-in-law, Roman Serwatka of
Kansas City, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Gavlick.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 2716 N. 42nd Street in Fairmont City on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10:00
a.m. until time of funeral mass at 12:00 noon with Father David M. Wilke as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Terry Lynn Meyers 59, of Caseyville, IL passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Jefferson Barracks Medical
Center in St. Louis.

He was born February 9, 1956 in Granite City to Henry and Joann nee: Nichols Meyers. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1974
to 1980. Terry was past Service Officer of VFW Post 1117 in Caseyville. He was a graphic artist and enjoyed building model planes and ships.
He is survived by his father, Henry Meyers of Granite City; three brothers, Mark Meyers of Madison, Mike and Nancy Meyers of Granite City and Dennis
Meyers of Granite City and three sisters, Rhonda Baker of Granite City, Phyllis and Dale Campbell of Granite City and Karen Scott of Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Phillip Meyers.
Visitation will be 10:30 until the time of services at 11:30, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Nettie Fulkerson, 82, of Granite City died on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center.

She was born July 3, 1933 in Logan, IL to Arthur and Sallie nee: Horton Ramsey.
In 1950, Nettie married Charles Fulkerson in Logan, IL. He precedes her in death.
She worked at W.T. Grants, Carps and Woolworths department stores, all in Granite City. She was pastor of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Jesus
Christ in Granite City for many years.
Nettie is survived by 1 daughter: Linda and Cecil Slavings of Springfield, MO; 1 grandson: Tony Slavings; 2 great-granddaughters: Ally Slavings and
Madison Melton; and one sister: Anna Heard of Woodstock, IL.
Besides her parents and husband, Nettie is preceded in death by 1 son: Michael Fulkerson; 3 brothers: Robert, John and Arthur Jr Ramsey and 2
sisters: Laura Hand and Delores Stookey.
Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm on Monday July, 27, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City. Graveside services will be held
on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2pm at Sunset Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Sharon A. Blyue, 70, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:42 p.m., July 21, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born December 23, 1944 in St. Louis, MO to Benard and Georgia (nee: Soyster) Kwiatkowski.
Sharon had retired from Taystee Bakery in St. Louis, MO as a supervisor after working for over twenty years.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Gaugh of Otterville, IL, a good friend she considered to be like a son, Jeffrey Wells of Otterville, IL, three
granddaughters, Alexis Moscicki, Melody Crockarell and Emily Arnsberger, brother, David (Sharon) Kwiatkowski of Affton, MO and many nieces and
nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Blyue, and three sisters, Mary Jane Michalek, Nancy Dacus and Patty
Offenberg.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. No service.
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Daniel Joseph "Danny" McCullough Jr., 32, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:16 p.m. on Wednesday,
July 22, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born December 14, 1983 in Granite City.

He had worked as a laborer in general construction and enjoyed listening to music, grilling, fishing and drawing. He had a special love of his family
and cherished his brothers and sisters. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Pamela Kay Wallace and Robert "Bob" Fisher of Granite City; his father, Daniel Joseph McCullough Sr. of
Dwight, Illinois; a son, Ryan McCullough; three brothers, Brett Chastain, Erick Chastain Howell and Cody Chastain; three sisters, Angie Wallace
Tinsley, Melissa Chastain and Brandy McCullough; grandfather, Bob Perrin; nieces and nephews, Dallas Davidson, Shelby Davidson, Colton Lewis,
Gabby Chastain, Ashton Chastain, Cole Chastain, Nevaeh Wallace, Jayce Tinsley, Aaron Wallace, Triston Acup and Devon Acup; other extended family
and many friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry Wallace and Cory Chastain.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 2:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 5:00 p.m. with Reverend Brian Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Karoly, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015.

He was born February 10, 1925 in Madison,
a son of the late Gligorg and Evdokia (Vafiadis) Karoly.

Mr. Karoly was a Granite City business man.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Hamilton) Karoly; son and daughter-in-law, David and Erin Karoly of Breckenridge, Colorado; two grandchildren,
Andrew Karoly and Grace Karoly and a niece, Marie Evanoff.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Karoly and a sister, Helen Evanoff.

Private graveside services were held.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 7325 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 www.hospice.org
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Carl Edward Barton, 63, of Granite City died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his home.
He was born on August 14, 1951 in Granite City, IL to the late Leonard and Delores nee: Warden Barton.
The Marine Corps veteran is survived by 1 daughter: Amy and Matt Lowrance of Fenton, MO; 4 sons: Timothy and Christina Barton of Salem, MO,
Christopher and April Barton of Granite City, Michael Barton and Randy B. Jones. Also surviving are former wife Vonda Mayes; 14 grandchildren; 2 great
grandchildren; 3 brothers: Dennis and Robert Barton of Salem, MO and David and Cindy Barton of Granite City; 2 sisters: Linda Elliott of Florida and
Diane Barton of Kansas City, MO.
Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Sonny and Harold Barton.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Carter Mitchell and Oliver Walter Deak, twins, were born and went to heaven together on Sunday, July 19,
2015. .

They are survived and will be greatly missed by their parents, David and Stephanie (Wesbrook) Deak, brother, Jason Christopher Markovich, sister,
Hailey Mackenzie Markovich, maternal grandparents, Walter and Sharon Wesbrook, paternal grandparents, Leo and Barb Deak, maternal great-
grandfather, Charles Wesbrook Sr., maternal great-grandmother, Edna “Tillie” White, and paternal great-grandmother, Shirley Fisher all of Granite City,
IL.
They are preceded in death by, maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Wesbrook, maternal great-grandfather, Kenneth White Sr., paternal great-
grandfather, Daniel Deak, and paternal great-grandparents, William G. “Bill” and Mary Evelyn White.
Services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Joyce Laverne Roady, born in Fidelity Township, Illinois on July 20, 1931 passed away on July 19, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.

Joyce married Alda Berniece (nee Greene) on July 1, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Granite City, Ill. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2007.

He was employed at National Lead Co. in Granite City for 27 years, retiring in 1977. Eighteen of those years he was Union President.
After retirement Joyce moved to Dover, TN where he did various construction jobs including rehabbing of the Surrender House at Ft. Donelson. He was
extremely proud of being one of the founding families for the first Catholic Church in Stewart Co, TN St Francis of Assisi.

Joyce was an avid outdoorsman. He loved Stock Car Racing, hunting , fishing, eagle watching and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed making his
own recipes working with sausage. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was also preceeded in death by his parents Soloman & Sarah (nee Watson) Roady two brothers, Virgil & Kenneth Roady, two Grandsons, Daniel
Roady, Erik Shepheard, two Son-in-Laws, Warren Shepheard & Curtis Berrey.

He is survived by his children, Linda Shepheard, Glenda Berrey, Pamela (Lee) Winn, Bruce (Dorothy Buck) Roady, Anita (Robert J) Lindsay and Brenda
Roady. One Brother, Solomon (Audrey) Roady. Eleven Grandchildren, Sixteen Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Grandchildren. Special friend
Lillian May Stubits and her children, two Sister-in-laws and many nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 21st at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church from 5- 8pm & visitation from 9-10 with Funeral Mass on Wednesday July
22nd at 10am with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating. Burial at Sunset Hills.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrier Project or to Backstoppers, or to the donors choice.
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Shirley Lavern Hoover, 75 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at home surrounded by
her family.

Shirley was born on July 17, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, MO; a daughter to the late Franklin and Agnes (McCully) Goza. Shirley was a life long
homemaker, mom and wife. She loved her family and enjoyed spending together. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special
memories with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Laura and (Chuck) Duckworth of Granite City; her son, Scott Hoover of Granite City;
grandchildren, Chuck and (Jess) Duckworth Jr. of Granite City, David Duckworth of Granite City; great-grandchildren, Michael Duckworth of Granite City;
brother, Frank and (Linda) Goza; sisters, Pat, Judy and Dorothy Goza; nephew, Frank Goza III and many other nieces, nephews and extended family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Hoover, whom she married on January 21, 1968; her brother, Ken Goza;
sisters, Glenda Goza and Betty Dockery.

In celebration of her life graveside services will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Charles Cemetery, 7775 St. Charles Rock Road,
in St. Louis with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. Memorials are suggested to Unity Baptist (Suburban Baptist Church) or Our Bread of Life.
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Lavern "Clay" Parker Jr., 79, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:02 a.m.
on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born May 10, 1936 in Salem, Missouri, the son of the late Lavern Clay and Wilma Lucille (Jacobs) Parker Sr.

He married Marilyn Ruth (Koenig) Parker on May 17, 1958 at Trinity Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Washington University with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He had over 45 years of service in
engineering, engineering management, manufacturing management, and plant management responsibilities through the years in many various
states.

After retirement, he pursued a career as a real estate broker, working with Strano and Associates in Edwardsville. He was a member of the National
Association of REALTORS, Illinois Association of REALTORS and Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS and served on the Board of Directors for
the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Edwardsville and formerly was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City.

He was active in helping with various community help projects and had a special love of sports. He will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 57 years, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey C. and Colette Parker of Flowery Branch, Georgia
and Lance E. and Adrienne Parker of Glen Carbon; six grandchildren, Rachel Parker, Andrew Parker, Matthew Parker, Brent Parker, Austin Parker and
Ashley Phillipps; one great grandchild, Alexander Smith; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha and Bob Webb of Granite City and Peggy
Cunningham of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Arlene Boner of Granite City; a brother-in-law, Bill Koenig of Edwardsville; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:
00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 2249 State Route 157 in Edwardsville on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend
Rob Schneider officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Calvary Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Anne M. Miller, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at her home.

She was born August 28, 1917 in Granite City.

She married William Lester Miller on July 17, 1944 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church and he passed away on August 11, 1983.

She had worked for Berrards in St. Louis, Missouri for many years as a seamstress.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was an active quilter. She had served as a volunteer at St.
Elizabeth Hospital and Gateway Regional Medical Center with 25 years of service. She was a member of the Ladies Sodality and the Croatian Lodge
and loved her St. Louis Cardinals. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Dora (Muich) Belobrajdic; her twin sister, Catherine (Steve) Rudelic;
brother, Tony J. (Mary) Bellue and two sisters, Frances (Louis) Miller and Olga (Mike) Trtan.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Dan) Folkerts of Granite City, Elaine Foreman of Granite City, Mary Catherine (Ras) Newsome of
Laguna Beach, California, Steve (Darlene) Rudelic of Dallas, Texas, Richard (Teri) Rudelic of Webster Groves, Missouri, Michael (Sandy) Trtan of St.
Genevieve, Missouri, Judy (Fred) Leatherman of Paducah, Kentucky and Louis Miller of Granite City; many great nieces; great nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, July 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church or to masses.
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Lorena Huebner, 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Christian Northeast Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

Lorena was born on September 1, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late August and Verna (Markley) Huebner.

She was a faithful and dedicated member of First Assembly of God Church, Granite City, IL. Lorena was also a member of Minerva Women's Club.
Lorena had worked at Scott Air Force Base and the Army Depot before working at St. Louis Connect Care. She worked in the medical records
department for many years at Connect Care before retiring. Lorena loved working with her hands, she enjoyed making crafts, jewelry and flower
arrangements. Board games and cards games were her passion, especially Scrabble. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially
with her grandchildren whom she adored. Lorena will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Lorena was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Schmidt and two brothers, Melvin and Bob Huebner.

She is survived by her loving children and their spouses, Robert and Laurie James Jr. of Ontario, CA, Janice and Ed Popham of O'Fallon, MO, Mike and
Tami Schaibly of Maryville, IL, Carol and David White of O'Fallon, MO, Billy and Joni Schaibly of Port Orchard, WA and Phillip Schaibly of Alton, IL; proud
grandmother to Janelle and Major Adam McKinney of St. Louis, MO, Captain Joshua James of Los Angles, CA and Kristen and Scott Bolten of
Springfield, MO; several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Visitations will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Irwin, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, and from 10:00 a.m.
until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at First Assembly of God Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor Rich Smallie officiating. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First Assembly of God Church and will be accepted at the funeral chapel and church.
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Irene Kovach, 88 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Edwardsville Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville.

Irene was born on July 28, 1926 in Madison, IL; a daughter to the late George and Alice (Vanyo) Plafcan. Irene was a cafeteria worker at Granite City
Steel, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City where she was involved in Special Friends of Holy Family and
the Senior Social Club. She was a member of the Granite City A.A.R.P. and loved to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Alice and (Gary) Brooks of Granite City; her son, George Kovach of Granite City; grandchildren,
Gary and (Jackie) Brooks of Granite City, Joshua Brooks of Granite City, Jeremy Brooks of Granite City, Tracy and (Scott) Evans of Fenton, MO; great-
grandchildren, Lucy, Jack, Trevor, Brittany, Clayton; brother, George Plafcan.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband; John Kovach, whom she married on August 14, 1948; her brothers, John
Plafcan, Francis "Fritz" Plafcan; sister, Elizabeth Struckhoff.

Friends may call on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 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 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff
Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church or Masses.
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Glenn Joseph Gibson, 83, of Granite City, IL, born October 28, 1931 in Hannibal, Missouri, passed away July
17, 2015 at Rosewood Rehab Center, in Edwardsville, IL.

Glenn was a retired twenty year veteran, joining the Air Force in 1947, where he worked on the first American made fighter jet, the F-4 at March Air Force
Base in California. Glenn wanted to travel the world, so in 1951 he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served 4 tours of duty in combat in Korea and 8 tours
in Vietnam. Glenn was the first American up the Hue River in Vietnam while in command of a Landing Craft Utility vessel. Glenn was stationed at Navy
Base San Diego and traveled the Pacific from Alaska to the Orient. While in Japan, in 1952, Glenn visited Nagasaki and bared witness to the awful
destruction caused by the atomic bomb dropped on it in 1945. During his 20 year military career, Glenn was awarded the National Defense Service
Medal (One Star), Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal (Extended), and the Korean
Presidential Citation Good Conduct Meda
l.
In 1959 Glenn began writing letters to Barbara Ann Wilper, of Quincy, IL. and they dated over the course of the next three years when Glenn was on
leave. On July 14, 1962, Glenn and Barbara were married, in Quincy, IL. Once married, they moved to Coronado and Imperial Beach, California until
1968, when Glenn was honorably discharged from the Navy.

Glenn & Barbara moved to Granite City, where Glenn worked at Granite City Steel. He retired in 1998 after 28 years of service. Once retired, Glenn
volunteered every week at Gateway Regional Medical Center, serving one year as the Auxiliary President. Glenn and Barbara have been parishioners of
St. Elizabeth's Church in Granite City, IL, since 1971. Glenn was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, also in Granite City, IL and active
with the Boy Scouts of America. Glenn's favorite hobby was wood working where he made anything from custom furniture to hand carved ducks.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Francis (Jackson) McClintic and Alonzo Glenn Gibson, his step father Hubert Payton McClintic, his
infant son, David Glenn Gibson, his brother Jack McClintic, his sister Ruth Mignon Holman. Glenn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Ann
(Wilper) Gibson, his daughter Gretchen Ann (Ernie) Morris and his two sons, Peter Joseph Gibson and Patrick Glenn (Skye) Gibson. Glenn has 11
grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren
.
Visitation: In celebration of Glenn's life, visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM, on July 20, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. In
lieu of flowers, Glenn would prefer donations either to the Knight's of Columbus or the Southwest Indian Reservation and or Masses.
Funeral: A funeral Mass will be said for Glenn at 10 AM, July 21, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Granite City, IL with Father Chris Cornerford
as celebrant. Burial will proceed Mass at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Kenneth C. Cann, age 80, of Calverton Park, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday,
July 15, 2015 at DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Ken was born on September 22, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Leslie and Esther (Walker) Cann.

Ken was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Ken
taught sixth grade at Webster Grade School, Granite City, IL for many years. He had retired from Maryville Elementary School, Granite City, IL as a sixth
grade teacher in 1989. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and friends. Ken will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his half-brother, Carl Cann; his half-sister, Edith Gleason and his faithful companion, Dusty.

He is survived by his dear sister, Lelia Cann of Ballwin, MO; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City, A.P.A., Stray Rescue Open Door Animal Sanctuary or the Charity of the donor's choice.
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Zachery M. Boland, age 19, of Mitchell, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Pontoon Beach, IL.

Zach was born on April 30, 1996 in Clayton, MO, a son to Michael and Cynthia (Randall) Boland.

Zach graduated from Granite City High School in 2014. During his high school years he played on the soccer, baseball and hockey teams. Also during
high school he played on the Granite Hockey Club. Zach was an avid Mizzou fan, although his love was hockey. Zach was the St. Louis Blues number
one fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and hanging out with his friends. Zach was also a dedicated worker; he worked for Saddle
Creek Logistics as a forklift driver and worked for Five-0 Construction Company as a laborer. Zach loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, David and Patricia Randall.

Zach is survived by his loving parents, Michael and Cynthia Boland of Mitchell, IL; dear brothers and sister, Josh Uhls of Granite City, IL, Amanda Gean
of Springfield, IL, Brad (Kiira) Penet of Millstadt, IL and Eric (Heather) Gean of Woodriver, IL; paternal grandparents, Mike and Judy Boland of Millstadt,
IL; great-grandmother, Genette Auer of Swansea, IL; uncles, Mark Boland and Dave (Pam Bowman) Price of Granite City, IL; cousin, Jessi Stucke of
Granite City, IL; special family friends, Jon and Darla Slecka of Granite City, IL; girlfriend, Anna Dawes of Mitchell, IL; several nieces, nephews; and
many friends.

In honor of Zach, the family request those attending the services to wear their favorite sports team apparel.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Irwin Chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite Hockey Club and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Sandra "Sandi" Hargrove, age 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Gateway
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Sandi was born on November 25, 1948 in Belleville, IL, a daughter to the late Dale and Rosemary (Cocker) Woodson.

On February 2, 1973, Sandi Woodson married Stanley Hargrove, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Sandi was an enrolled agent and had worked at
H&R Block in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed sewing and making ceramics. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her
grandchildren, whom she adored. Sandi 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, Stanley Hargrove Sr. of Granite City, IL; dear children, Stanley Hargrove Jr. of KY, Dawn (John) Martinez of
Granite City, IL, Darrel Justice of Granite City, IL and Julie (David) Chepely of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Stanley, Jessica, Megan, Kristen,
Jake and Nathan; proud great-grandmother, Vallyn, Laila and Jacob; sister, Bonnie Roberts of Fredericktown, MO; brother, Steve Woodson of Pacific,
MO; extended family and many friends.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

Sandi requested to be cremated and to have a private family gathering
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Mildred F. “Tiny” Turcott, 84 of Granite City, IL died at 8:30 p.m. Tues. July 14, 2015 at Stearns Nursing &
Rehab in Granite City.

She was born Mar. 16, 1931 in St. Louis, MO to John & Carrie Dixon.

Tiny was a Collator Take-off Girl for Bernadette Business Forms in St. Louis for 30 years before retiring in 1996. She had been a member of the
Eagles, Lions and Red Hats in Granite City.

Survivors include: 4 sons, John (Angie) Turcott, William Turcott, Alan (Vicki) Turcott and Kenneth Turcott Jr., all of Granite City, 3 grandchildren, Jeremy,
Erik & Kenneth Turcott, a great-grandchild, 1 brother, Clarence Wilds of Warrenton, MO and a sister, Jane Moore of Granite City.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Cook Turcott Sr in 2006 and several brothers.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. Wed. July 22, 2015 with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating at Wojstrom
Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Partners for Pets, P.O. Box 445, Troy, IL 62294.
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Deloris M. Scaturro, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born February 12, 1928 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Leonard and Bertha (Cochran) Plummer.

She married Leo Scaturro on December 19, 1947 at the St. Phillips Catholic Church in East St. Louis and he survives.

She was an active and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City where she enjoyed volunteering in her earlier years. She was
also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council 1098.

She cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed her days of sewing and going to craft fairs. She had a special love for animals
and 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 three children and their spouses, Leo J. and Rose E. Scaturro of Congress, Arizona, Karen and
Richard Mitchell of Glen Carbon and Dale Scaturro of Provincetown, Massachussetts; five grandchildren, Lisa Hagnauer, Jason Scaturro, Jessica
Krisch, Amanda Brown and Shonda Burrow; twelve great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Plummer and a sister, Bonnie Cummings.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 16, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford
as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to masses, Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council 1098 or to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Grant H. Harbison, 87, of Cahokia and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday,
July 12, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 15, 1928 in Granite City, the son of the late Grant Houston and Verna (Sutton) Harbison.

He was the owner and operator of Harbison Trim Shop.

He was a devoted member and Past Master of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #835 and a proud member of the Shriners where he was active in the
400 Motor Patrol. He had also been a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge, Eagles Aerie and the V.F.W.

In his younger days, he enjoyed being outdoors and water skiing. He was always trying to do for others throughout his life. He will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He married Sherry J. (Pogue) Harbison on July 3, 1993 in Granite City and she survives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Dean (Pogue) Harbison whom passed away in 1992. He was also preceded
in death by a infant brother; two brothers, Ronnie and Don Harbison and a sister, Peggy Sharp.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Darrell G. Harbison, Robin Donaldson and Shawn Wilson; grandchildren, Sydney Harbison,
Darrell Harbison Jr., Drew Donaldson, McKenzie Donaldson and Jackson Martz; great grandchildren, Morgan and Mckayla; four brothers, Harold "Bud"
Harbison, Rex Harbison, Clayton Harbison and Steve Harbison; six sisters, Shirley Barton, Carolyn Martinez, Joyce Sneath, Debbie Miramontez,
Theresa Gonzalez and Linda Harbison; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, his gift of body will be to Washington University School of Medicine.

Memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of his life service with Reverend David Denton officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted.
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Alexandra Draganich, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at her home.

Alexandra was born on October 11, 1924 in Kristalopigy, Greece, a daughter to the late Dume and Dana (Endrekovsky) Karandjeff.

On July 3, 1948, she married Frank Draganich, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Frank passed away on November 17, 1998. Alexandra was a
member of Saints Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church and First Presbyterian Church, both in Granite City, IL. She was a homemaker who
enjoyed gardening, crocheting and knitting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Alexandra will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alexandra was preceded in death by her two brothers, Henry Karandjeff and Dr. A.D. Karandjeff; and her two
sisters, Rhoda Stoyanoff and Milka Vasiloff.

She is survived by her loving children, Dr. Louis (Ann) Draganich of Greenwood Village, CO, Sophia (Ken) Cluck of Chesterfield, MO and Frank
Draganich of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Alexandra Cluck, Henry Cluck, Christina Draganich and Adam Draganich; extended family and
friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Granite City, IL, with
Pastor Jeff Welch officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Saints Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church and will be accepted at the
memorial service.
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Gerald "Jerry" Otto Jones, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his home, with
his loving family by his side.

Jerry was born on August 27, 1938 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Elta B. Jones and Bertha Elsie (Holliday) Jones.

Jerry was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Jerry was an outdoorsman who loved to go
fishing and hunting. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. Jerry will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Jones; two brothers, Bill and Donnie Jones; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn
Jones.

He is survived by his dear children, Kimberly Johnson (Todd Solley) of Granite City, IL and Wade Whitford of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Wilma Jones
of Granite City, IL and Ruth Ann Rasche of Dorsey, IL; proud grandfather to Wayne Steelman.; proud great-grandfather to Sierra Steelman and Anthony
Steelman; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Henry Crippen
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethel Chapel and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Harold “Beaver” Pulley Sr., 69, of Granite City, IL, died at 12:41 p.m. Fri. July 10, 2015 at his home
surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born Jan. 8, 1946 in Cumberland City, TN to the late William & Pauline Pulley.

On Jan. 28, 1967, he and Shirley Sue Morgan were married in Cahokia, IL. She survives in Granite City.

Beaver retired from American Steel as a locomotive engineer in 2008 after 35 years of service. He was a Mason, Shriner and member of the Rolling
Nobles. He also loved to hunt, fish, play guitar and garden.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 1 daughter, Sara Elaine Adams of Perris, CA, 2 sons, Harold (Kimberly) Pulley Jr. of Granite City and Mark Alan
(Kelley Wilkinson) Pulley of O’Fallon, MO, 6 grandchildren, Barbara (Cyle Curry) Pulley, Dawn Pulley, Ann (P.J.) Delozier, Michael (Stephanie Lohman)
Pulley, Tiffany Adams and Hannah Adams, 9 great-grandchildren, Drake Roth, Devon Pulley, Carissa Curry, Kyra & Kayden Schehl, Isaiah Pulley and
Sophia, Ali & Laine Lohman-Pulley, 3 brothers, Verlin Pulley of Granite City, Henry Pulley of Erin, TN and Ray (Doris) Pulley of Nashville, TN and 3
sisters, Eloise Pulley of Tennessee Ridge, TN, Earline Pulley of Erin, TN and Effie (Bill) Witcher of Lebanon, TN.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Woodrow, Billy, Carmack, Cleve & Roger Pulley.

Visitation will be from 4pm until time of service at 7pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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David Eric Juedemann 63, born July 16, 1951 in St. Louis, MO died at his residence in Creve Coeur MO on
July 3, 2015.

He was a Granite City High graduate and attended BAC in Granite City. David was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was a member of St. John’s
Lutheran Church on St. Clair Ave. in Granite City, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Christine (nee: Werner) Juedemann, and a brother, Dale Juedemann.
His survivors include his brother Daniel E. (Charlene) Juedemann, his sister Barbara J. Biggs (Benjamin Clark), nephews, Daniel L. Juedemann,
Brian A. (Jocelyn) Biggs, nieces, Christine L. (Dan) Banks, and Cheryl J. Pratt, great nephews, Aaron and Nicholas McRoberts, Deven and Braden
Banks, and Liam Biggs, great nieces Abigail and Arianna Juedemann, and Mackenzie Pratt.
David was a unique person that gave us a lifetime of experiences and memories; he will be remembered with love and fondness, always in our hearts.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6pm until the time of services at 7pm at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City.
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Jerry E. Thompson, 64, of Granite City, Ill., born July 31, 1950, in Granite City, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July
7, 2015, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Thompson worked for Granite City Steel as a millwright in the 80 Inch hot strip mill for 44 years, retiring in 2014. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Era
veteran. He was a member of VFW 1300, Granite City Elks 1063, Italian American Club, SOAR, Steel Workers local 1899, and St. Elizabeth Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry L. Thompson; and his stepfather, Bob Chilcutt.

Surviving are his wife, Candace R., nee Ahlers, Thompson, whom he married on Oct. 31, 1970, in St. Charles, Mo.; his mother, Nina B., nee Milam,
Chilcutt of Granite City, Ill.; sons, Jerry (Lori) Thompson Jr., of Troy, Ill., Jeff (Tracy) Thompson of Carlinville, Ill., and Jason Thompson of Granite City, Ill.;
grandchildren, Blake, Dylan and Karsyn; half brothers, John Thompson of Florence, Ind., and J. Lee Thompson of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters-in-law,
Margaret (Jim) Risk of St. Louis, Mo., and Dinah (Lou) Risk of Granite City, Ill.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church building fund, Wounded Warriors, or Elk's Crippled Children Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Ill.
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Roger D. Buckingham, 60, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:58 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at
Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born June 3, 1955 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of Albert Eugene Buckingham and the late Annie Lee (Price) Buckingham.

He married Marilyn Vivian (Rodgers) Buckingham on July 8, 2005 in Granite City and she survives.

He was a painter and had owned and operated Buckingham Painting for several years.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR fan and enjoyed his days of fishing and watching sports. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Shanna (Robert) Gulley and Anna Buckingham; five grandchildren, Heather
Turner, Nycholas Gulley, Zachary Vivod, Cody Vivod and Chelsea Vivod; a brother, Michael Buckingham; two sisters, Judy Buckingham and Cathey
Buckingham; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Buckingham and a sister, Jody Tanner.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Carolyn S. Thomason, 76 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at her home.

Carolyn was born on October 2, 1938 in Vinita, OK; a daughter to the late Charles and Edna Wattenbarger.

Carolyn joined Holy Family Catholic Church in 2006 and attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. She was devoted to her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always loved to spend time with them. Carolyn loved flowers and spending time on he patio with her little
dog Bella, who gave her a reason for getting up each and every morning. One of many highlights in her life was when she was a kindergarten aide at
Wilson School for 4 ½ years and had 27 new "babies" each school year. Those children brought such a joy and a new meaning into her life.

Carolyn is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Marty Thomason, whom she married on July 18, 1987; her children, Jim and (Kim)
Hastings, Toni and (Tammi) Hastings, Susan and (Jake) Lutz; grandchildren, Nick and (Rosalie) Hastings, Lindsey and (Brian) Johnson, C.J.
Stefanoff, Liz and (Pat) Pautler, Trevor Stefanoff, Alissa Hastings; great-grandchildren, Silas Hastings, Ethne Johnson, Judah Hastings.

In addition to her parents Carolyn was preceded in death by her sisters; Pauline Wynn, Billie McClerg; brother, Jack Wattenbarger; son, Terry Lee
Hastings; grandson, B.J. Hastings.

In celebration of Carolyn's life friends may call on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Chris
Comerford 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 Gateway Hospice.
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Debra D. Pirie Pinkos, 64, of Granite City, IL, died at 11:40 p.m. Fri. July 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by
her family, while under hospice care.

She was born Mar. 10, 1951 in St. Louis, MO to Ella (Klemp) Boone of Granite City.

Debra was a switchboard operator for 18 years at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

On June 5, 2015, she and Michael “Mike” Pinkos were married in Edwardsville, IL. He survives in Granite City.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a daughter, Lola C. Ramirez of Pocahontas, IL, a son, Frankie Sanders of IL, a brother, Michael “Mike”
(Diane) Pirie of Granite City, a sister, Dawn VanScoyk of Wentzville, MO and her best friend, Jo Ann Strubberg of Granite City.

Memorial visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Wed. July 8, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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William J. Fabisher, 95 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City surrounded by his family.

William was born on October 7, 1919 in Zhaskow, Poland; a son to the late Stanislav and Eva Fabisiak. William was a laborer for Pacific Vegetable Oil
for over 34 years retiring in 1984. He was a long time member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and in his free time he enjoyed
gardening, woodworking and being outside. He will be remembered for his unique personality and all the special times he shared with his family and
friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his children; William H. Fabisher of Hayward, CA, Ann M. Fabisher of Granite City, Joan Fabisher of Granite City,
Christine and (Keith) Helm of Wentzville, MO; two wonderful granddaughters, Sarah and Katherine Helm of Wentzville, MO and numerous nieces,
nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Friends may call on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:45 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
In celebration of his life services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Chris Comerford 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 Church
Choir.
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Roberta R. Jackson, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at
Collinsville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Collinsville.

She was born December 18, 1927 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Effie (Wills) Stephens.

She married Claude Asberry Jackson on September 12, 1947 in Sikeston, Missouri and he passed away on July 31, 2011.

She had retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City in 1979 after 5 years of dedicated service as a cook. Following her retirement she continued
as a volunteer at the hospital.

She was a member of Family Worship Center in Granite City. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry Jackson of Granite City, Donald Jackson of Granite City and James and Talitha Jackson of
Granite City; four grandchildren, Stacy Jackson, David Jackson, Daniel Jackson and Autumn Jackson; four great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Jackson; four brothers, Charles, Clayton, Clifford and
Wayne Stephens and three sisters, Fern Finley, Daisy Mouser and Alberta Alstott.

In celebration of her life visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Eddy Brown officiating.

Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to The Connection - F.W.C. and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Linda E. Jones-Reed, of Cottage Hills, IL, died at 10:36 a.m. Wed. July 1, 2015 at Christian Hospital Northeast
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born March 29, 1947 in Granite City to the late Lewis Earl & Fern Ilean (Bryan) Anderson.

Linda had worked as a CNA all of her life. She loved spending time with her family, playing piano and going to garage sales in search of a bargain.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Dawn (Hutson) Bracamontes of Columbia, TN and Nicole (Demetrius) Staples of Pontoon Beach, twin sons, Darrin
(Jill) Hutson and John (Angela Conger) Hutson, all of Granite City, 10 grandchildren, John (Jessica), Joshua (Lauren), Christine (James),
DomaNeisha, Kimaiya, Javier, Kiara, Rachael, Zachary & Kendra (Stephon), 4 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Brady, Gordon & Joey, a brother, Larry
Anderson of Staunton, IL and 3 sisters, Gail Jean Anderson of Sentinel, OK, Susan Ottwell and Cathy (Vern) Elledge, all of Brighton.
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Robert J. Gage, age 87, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Buncombe, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 30,
2015 in St. Louis, MO.

Robert was born on October 22, 1927 in Greenbush Township, Warren County County, IL in a lumber encampment, a son to the late Alvin R. Gage and
Selma Fern (Benjamin) Gage.

Robert enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944 during World War II and reenlisted the United States Navy in 1950 during the Korean War. After his
first tour of service, he attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL. On August 23, 1952, Robert married Alma Lee Sumpter in Granite City, IL, the daughter
of Alonzo and Elsie (Atchison) Sumpter. Alma preceded Robert in death in 1984. Robert had worked for Granite City Steel, American Steel and Union
Electric. He retired from the American Telephone and Telegraph, Long Lines Department after 37 ½ years in an enjoyable occupation, having worked in
St. Louis, MO, and Collinsville, IL. He was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church, Granite City, IL. Robert will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by his three brothers, Edwin, John "Benny" and Lloyd; and his three sisters,
Katherine, Lois and Roberta.

Robert is survived by four nieces, Patsy A. Hilligoss of Granite City, IL, Wilma F. Franz of Vernon Hills, IL, Paula J. Cohrs of Muskego, WI and Cathy M.
Krull of Elgin, IL; five nephews, J.B. Gage and Robert W. Gage both of Smithfield, VA, Jerry D. Gage of Garland, TX, James Peterson of Murphysboro, IL
and James Metcalf Jr. of MO; dear friend, Shirley Spurgeon of Alton, IL; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Third Baptist Church or American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Charles William Spratt Sr., 67, of Granite City, IL, died at 7:14 p.m. Mon. June 29,, 2015 at his home
surrounded by his family.

He was born July 22, 1947 in Shawnee, OK to the late Kenneth Charles & Decimus Ruth (Beavers) Spratt.

On Apr. 16, 1988, he and Deborah Annette Bertelsmann were married in St. Louis, MO. She survives in Granite City.

Charles was a US Army Vietnam veteran and later retired as a copier repairman from Zinn Associates in 1999. He was a member of Anchor Bay
Lighthouse Family Church and loved genealogy and woodworking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a daughter, Amanda L. Burch of Granite City, 2 sons, Daniel P. Spratt of Carlinville, IL and Johnathan M. Spratt
of East Alton, IL, 2 grandchildren, Carolyn Spratt and Patrick Romanik and a brother, James L. (Barbara) Spratt of Broken Arrow, OK.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a daughter, Teresa Marie Spratt, a son, Charles William Spratt Jr. and his first wife, Carolyn Sue
(Scroggins) Spratt.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. July 2, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Fri. July 3,
2015 with David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project OR Anchor Bay Lighthouse Family Church.
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Sharon K. Stamps of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:53 a.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Gateway Regional
Hospital in Granite City, IL.

She was born April 10, 1959 in Granite City, IL to William ”Bill” and Joyce (nee: Risner) Chrusciel.

Sharon is survived by, two sons, Matthew (Kristiana Wolf) Stamps and Mark Stamps both of Granite City, IL, grandson, Jaydien Stamps of Granite City,
IL, father, William “Bill” Chrusciel of Coffeen, IL, two brothers, Billy Chrusciel and David Chrusciel both of Granite City, IL, and a sister, Nancy (Terry)
Spalding of Alton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Stamps and her mother, Joyce (nee: Risner ) Chrusciel.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Andrew Merle Wise, 66, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 8:37 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 in
Granite City.

He was born August 23, 1948 in Peoria, Illinois, a son of the late Merle Andrew and RoseMarie Lydia (Fahnestock) Wise.

He retired from S.I.U.E. after many years of dedicated service in maintenance.

He enjoyed music and his family and loved his days of attending many concerts and Cardinal Baseball games. He was a member of Christ Unity
Church in Collinsville.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Shannon Wise of Granite City; two grandsons, Calvin and Joshua Wise of Granite City; a
brother, Dale Wise of Burrhill, Virginia; two sisters, Marilee Ochoa of Panama City, Florida and Alle Wright of Peoria, Illinois; other family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Christ Unity Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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James A. Hildebrand, 48, of Granite City, IL, died Tues. June 23, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital.

He was born Oct. 7, 1966 in Granite City to Kay F. (Luther) Hildebrand of Granite City and the late Ronald J. Hildebrand.

On Feb. 10, 2000, he and Antoinette “Toni” Mead were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Granite City.

James was a truck driver with Graebel Van Line in St. Louis, MO and was a member of the Million Mile Club.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by: a daughter, Heather (James) Feldmann, 2 sons, Zachary A. HIldrebrand and Rondald J. (Christine)
Hildebrand, all of Granite City, 5 grandchildren, Vincent James Feldman, Kolton James Hildebrand, Alexis Grace Feldman, Emma Rose Hildebrand
and LilliAna Jade Hildebrand, 2 brothers, Henry (Dan) Hildebrand and Timothy J. Hildebrand, both of Granite City and 2 sisters, Mary (Ron) Gillis of
Branson, MO and Kim (Harold) Pulley of Granite City.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. June 29, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tues.
June 30, 2015. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Virginia Ellen Kidwell, 78, of Granite City, IL, died at 1:45 a.m. Thurs. June 25, 2015 at Christian Hospital
Northeast in St. Louis, MO surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 14, 1936 in Spring Mill, AR to the late Ralph & Edna (Clause) Tosh.

On Jan. 1, 1953, she and Raymond P. Kidwell were married in Spring Mill, AR. He resides in Granite City.

Virginia was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in West Granite.

Virginia and Raymond had two children, Phyllis Higgins of Granite City and Raymond Kidwell Jr. of Edwardsville. All together she had 9 grandchildren,
Shawn Gooch, Amy Gooch, Joe Higgins, Heather Kidwell, Beth Levy, Kelly McPeak, Raelynn Kidwell and Becky Ellison, 11 great-grandchildren, Kristin,
Will, Jack, Deanne, Maddy, Morgan, McKenzie, Huston, Averie, Ally and Noah. She has one sister, Mary Newberry of Nashville, TN.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Tosh.

Visitation will be from 11 until time of services at Noon Sat. June 27, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Charline "Mickey" Burns, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born November 6, 1931 in Madison, a daughter of the late Charles and Nancy (Jones) Lybarger.

She retired from the Madison School District in 2001 after 23 years of dedicated service as a security guard.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison. She cherished being with her family and especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. Burns; a son, Edward Burns; a daughter, Denise Burns and five
siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra Uhercik of Granite City; a son, Mark (Karen) Burns of Oakville, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Burns; five
grandchildren, Chris (Angie) Burns of Millstadt, Tonya (Marques) Binion of Granite City, Matthew (Michelle) Uhercik of Granite City, Ryne (Shannon
Paoli) Burns of Granite City and Jonathan Burns of Granite City; eight great grandchildren, Cameron, Taylor, Gabrielle, Chloe, Kaelyn, Mason,
Mackenzie and Avery; two sisters, Janice Rice of Granite City and Shirley Rapoff of Maryville; two brothers, Ronald Lybarger of Florida and Charles
(Jene) Lybarger of Effingham; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Steve McKinney officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Ronald “Slick” Ray Scholebo, 68, of Granite City, IL, died at 8:25 a.m. Tues. June 23, 2015 at his home
surrounded by his family.

He was born Jul 12, 1946 in Sparta, IL to the late Frances (Cowell) Moehle and Otis C. Scholebo Sr.

On Oct 29, 1966, he and Kathleen G. Hall were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Slick was a General Machinist at McDonnell Douglas for 32 ½ years, retiring in 1999. He was a Volunteer Firefighter and District Trustee with Mitchell
Fire Department for 20+ years. He was an avid motorcyclist, riding his Honda Goldwing Trike as an active member of the Patriot Guard Rider.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a daughter, Rhonda (Gordon) Failoni of Columbia, SC, son, Jeffrey (Johnna Presley) Scholebo of Granite City,
5 grandchildren, Hannah (Alex) Smith, Sarah, Catherine & Matthew Failoni and Courtney Dockery, a great-grandson, Judson Smith, a brother, Donald
(Elaine) Scholebo of Union, MO, half-brother, Otis C. (Lydia) Scholebo Jr. of Pinebluff, AR, a sister, Diane Hill of Collinsville, IL and his beloved dog,
Gracie

The family will hold a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Sat. June 27, 2015 at Heritage Church, 3716 Ruth, Pontoon Beach (formerly Cedar View), where he
was a member.

Memorials may be made to the Patriot Guard. www.pgr.org.
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Jacqueline S. "Jackie" Bradley, 51, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Monday, June 22,
2015 at her home.

She was born July 19, 1963 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of Clarence J.R. Combs of Granite City and the late Joyce E. (Huntley) Combs.

She married Dennis P. Bradley on April 11, 2013 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She was the assistant manager of the bakery at Schnucks in Granite City with over 25 years of dedicated service.

She loved baking and was very artistic in cake decorating. She loved the outdoors, taking in scenery during her walks in the park and bicycling. She
enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and father, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Ian Collins of Granite City; two grandchildren,
Atlantis and Aaron; stepson, Scott M. Bradley of Caseyville; a brother, David G. Combs of Granite City; a sister, Julia C. Combs of Granite City; father-in-
law, Ray M. Bradley Jr. of St. Louis; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Gabriel Bradley III of St. Charles, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Pat
Huddleston of Overland, Missouri; her precious dog, Buster; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Graveside services will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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Anna Chlopek, 94 of Granite City, formerly of Colorado passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Granite
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.

Anna was born on November 4, 1920 in Iliff, CO; a daughter to the late Joseph and Anna K. (Krenz) Sommer. She was a life long homemaker and was
a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Kathy and (Kenneth) Gresham of Granite City, IL, Ron and (LeeAnne) Chlopek of Edwardsville,
IL, Michael and (Sandy) Chlopek of Riverdale, UT, Laurie Chlopek of Montanna, Myrene England of Seattle, WA; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Anna was preceded in death by her husband; John Joseph Chlopek, whom she married on February 6, 1945; 3 brothers and
6 sisters.

In keeping with Anna's wishes a private burial will take place at a later date.
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Florence M. “Rocky” Powers, 91, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away Sat. June 20, 2015 at her home with
her family by her side.

She was born Mar. 26, 1924 in Norwich, CT to the late Florence (Durga) Wiley & Hugh G. Thomas.

Rocky had worked at the Tri-City Grocery for many years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the Franciscan Society. She enjoyed
watching movies, listening to country music, playing games on her Kindle, watching football and loved spending time with her family and friends. She
will be remembered for special times shared together.

She is survived and will be missed by: brother, Otis (Rosario) Wiley of Portland, OR, nieces, Linda Bleskan of Dover, TN and Lynda (Mark) Dillin of
Brentwood, TN, her beloved dog, Muffy, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and a special caregiver, Shanda Weber.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband, Steven “Sonny” Powers, a daughter, Carolyn F. Gregory and 2 sisters, Verna Thomas
and Dorothea Dowdy.

Memorial services will be at Noon, Tues. Jun. 23, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Hospice or Masses.
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Catherine T. Creamer, 88 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Edwardsville Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.

Catherine was born on January 25, 1927 in Granite City, a daughter to the late Charles and Katherine (Harizal) Seka. Catherine was a life long
homemaker and mom. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was a dedicated choir member and active in the Young at
Heart's. She was a member of the Granite City AARP and will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she spent with her family and
friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her son; Louis and (Jeanette) Saucier of Edwardsville; her daughter, Mary K. and (Michael) Cochran of Granite
City; grandchildren, Jocelyn and (Brian) Biggs, Gregory Cochran and (Pam Wynn), Tim and (Crystal) Saucier, Joel Saucier and (Jamie Darnell); great-
grandchildren, NovaLee Saucier, BayLee Saucier, Brennan Cochran, Liam Biggs; sister, Anne Bruno of Belleville.

In addition to her parents Catherine was preceded in death by her husband; Charles E. "Bud" Creamer, whom she married on May 29, 1954 and her
brothers, William Seka, Carl Seka, Skip Seka; sister, Leona Svezia.

In celebration of her life friends may call on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Manuel Cuizon
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested
to masses.
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Robert Charles "Toby" Roberts Sr. passed away at 9:27 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home at the age
of 76 comforted by his children and friends
.

He was born on September 27, 1938 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert S. and Edna (Porter) Baker Roberts Smick.

He married the love of his life, Rhea Charlene (Holman) Roberts on September 21, 1961 and she passed away at Memorial Hospital in Belleville in
1993 after extended hospice care in the same family home.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Navy. He retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad after many years of dedicated
service. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, playing cards, telling jokes and dancing.

He spent the last several years enjoying many dances with his beloved friend, Sharon Hillmer of Granite City. Toby will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him. In his last days, he said "Tell everyone I said Good Luck!" with his sincere smile and blue eyes.

He is survived by a daughter, Jo Lynn Roberts of Greer, South Carolina; a son, Robert C. Roberts Jr. of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law,
Thomas and Shirley Roberts of Granite City; six grandchildren, Robert C. Roberts III, Jill Schillinger, April Agers, Lana Lawrence, Nichole Roberts and
Jonathon Roberts; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John T. Roberts whom also passed away in the family home in 2011.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 22, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Private family burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdales, Illinois where he
will be laid to rest next to Charlene.

Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice Foundation for their support and in gratitude to Lori Z. and Debbie C. who provided loving care alongside
his children, and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Patricia Jan Hewlett, age 67, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday,
June 17, 2015 at Relais Bonne Eau, Hospice House in Edwardsville, IL, with her loving family and friends by
her side.

Patricia was born on November 4, 1947 in Litchfield, IL, a daughter to the late Keith and Clara (Tretter) Parker.

On November 14, 1970, Patricia married Thomas R. Hewlett in Granite City, IL. Patricia was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite
City, IL, and she also attended St. Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL. She was a board member of Catholic Charities for twenty years. Patricia
was a teacher and taught at Holy Family School, Lake School and Maryville School for many years before retiring. Patricia enjoyed cooking, gardening
and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren whom she adored. Patricia loved life, 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, Thomas R. Hewlett of Edwardsville, IL; loving children, Anne Marie (Chris) Casey of Eagle, WI, and Dr. Mark
(Megan) Hewlett of Edwardsville, IL; proud grandmother to Will Casey, Sam Casey and Harper Hewlett; sister, Jane (Jake York) Franko-York of Granite
City, IL and nephew, Jon Franko; brother, James Parker of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Patricia will be laid to rest at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family School or Catholic Charities and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Joseph H. Stamps, 65, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, June
12, 2015 at the Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida.

He was born August 22, 1949 in Granite City, a son of Marion J. Stamps of Swansea, Illinois and the late Betty L. (Toon) Stamps.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.

He had been an owner and operator of Stamps Sewer and Pipe Cleaning. He serves as a jack of all trades during these years of his semi-retirement.
He loved his days of fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved father, he is survived by a daughter, Kristine Stamps Miller of North Vernon, Indiana; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph C.
and Abbey Stamps of North Vernon, Indiana; five grandchildren, Aidan, Zoe, Eliana, Charlie and Althea; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen M. and
Dolly Wood Stamps of Edwardsville, Illinois and Gregory A. and Cathy Young Stamps of Eldorado, Illinois; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and
Bill Boyd of Swansea, Illinois and Charlotte and Roy Hinderliter of Swansea, Illinois; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Frederick Stamps.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:
00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverends Clyde and Sam Shaw will officiate.

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

Memorials may be made to Gospel Assembly in Jerseyville, Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Bradley Thomas Canterberry 41, of Cedar Hill, MO passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

He was born June 19, 1973 in St. Louis, MO to Less and Sandra Lee nee: Hill Canterberry.
He is survived by one son, Dominick Canterberry of Granite City; daughter, Emily Canterberry of Granite City, granddaughter, Nova Canterberry and
several siblings and their spouses, Todd and Suzanne Canterberry of Cedar Hill, MO, Trina Canterberry of Cedar Hill, MO, Gaye and Charles Brown of
Granite City, Yvonne Aull of Ormound Beach, FL, Less Canterberry, Donny and Heather Groetecke of Granite City and Ronnie Groetecke of Granite City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in the Chapel at St. John Cemetery in Granite City on Maryville Rd. Wojstrom
Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional services
.
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Alexandra Draganich, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at her home.
Alexandra was born on October 11, 1924 in Kristalopigy, Greece, a daughter to the late Dume and Dana
(Endrekovsky) Karandjeff.

On July 3, 1948, she married Frank Draganich, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Frank passed away on November 17, 1998. Alexandra was a
member of Saints Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church and First Presbyterian Church, both in Granite City, IL. She was a homemaker who
enjoyed gardening, crocheting and knitting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Alexandra will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alexandra was preceded in death by her two brothers, Henry Karandjeff and Dr. A.D. Karandjeff; and her two
sisters, Rhoda Stoyanoff and Milka Vasiloff.

She is survived by her loving children, Dr. Louis (Ann) Draganich of Greenwood Village, CO, Sophia (Ken) Cluck of Chesterfield, MO and Frank
Draganich of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Alexandra Cluck, Henry Cluck, Christina Draganich and Adam Draganich; extended family and
friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Granite City, IL, with
Pastor Jeff Welch officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Saints Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church and will be accepted at the
memorial service.
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Doyle L. Miller Sr., 80, of Puxico, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 12,
2015 at his home with his wife and family by his side.

He was born December 26, 1934 in Clarkton, MO to Harley Shane and Ruth (nee: Clifton) Miller.

On May 24, 1992 he and Mary A. Oros were married in Granite City, IL.

Doyle was a great crappie fisherman. He was in several crappie tournaments in OK. where he won first place. Fishing was his passion. He was a
graduate of Clarkton High School in MO. He later served in the U.S. Army. Doyle worked at Granite City Steel as a welder for 20 years. He moved to
Hugo, OK and worked as a welder at Western Farmer Electric Co-op until retirement. In 1998 he moved back to Puxico, MO.

Besides his wife Mary A. (nee: Oros) Miller of Puxico, MO he is survived by, four daughters, Karen (Robert) Bosworth and Susan Bridgeman both of
Granite City, IL, Kristina (Jim) Barnes of AL and Jennifer (Dustin ) Wyatt of IL, three sons, Doyle L Miller, Jr of Granite City, IL, James Miller of MI and
Harley Shane Miller of OK, three step children, Randi Ann May of AZ, Stacy Thomas of TN, and Joe Crotts of IL, 8 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren,
15 great- grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his landlords, the late Mr. King and Mrs. Gale King of Jackson, MO, his
employer, farmer Art Norris, farmhands Dale Norris and Gary Dearduff, Jimmy & Eddie , all of Puxico, MO, his good fishing buddy Monty Allbright of St.
Louis, MO and many more dear friends.

He was preceded in death by both parents, and two grandchildren, Craig and Chuckie Bridgeman.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL where the
funeral service will be on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL. Memorials may be given to
his wife Mary Ann Miller.
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Marguerite Goinz, 95, of Bemidji, Minnesota and formerly of Madison, Illinois passed away at 12:45 a.m. on
Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Tamarack Court Assisted Living in Bemidji, Minnesota.

She was born June 21, 1920 in Bear Springs, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Major R. and Ruth (Travis) Hildreth.

She married James B. Goinz Sr. on February 1, 1941 in Madison, Illinois and he passed away on October 7, 2004.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed her days of quilting and crocheting. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family
and friends. She is survived by a son, James B. Goinz Jr. of Bemidji, Minnesota; four grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew Goinz of St. Paul,
Minnesota, Adam and Jen Goinz of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Kari Hummel of Denver, Colorado and Nikki and Andy Washburn of Fairfield, California;
two great grandchildren, Theodore Washburn and Dawson Goinz; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Naomi and J.W. Latham of Union, Missouri and
Norma Walton of Granite City; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son,
William Mack Goinz; a daughter, Retha Nell Hummel; a sister, Nell Parsons and a brother, William Hildreth.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend John Melton officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dennis Michael Honchak Sr., age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the
Fountains in Granite City, IL.

Dennis was born on March 2, 1948 in Madison, IL, a son to the late Frank and Iris (Gibbons) Honchak.

Dennis was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. He had retired from Boeing in St. Louis, MO after many years
of dedicated service. Dennis enjoying golfing, riding his Harley and spending time with his family and friends. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most
of all he loved his family. Dennis will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his dear son, Dennis Michael Honchak Jr.; and his two brothers, Kevin and Duane
Honchak.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Michelle Honchak of Granite City, IL; devoted caregiver and former wife, Carol Raub of Granite City, IL; extended
family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, with Military Honors provided by the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Anna M. Howard, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Gateway Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Anna was born on January 16, 1930 in Venice, IL, a daughter to the late Thurman and Effie (Odell) Cleveland.

Anna had retired from the Granite City Press Record as a bookkeeper after thirty-five years of dedicated service. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but
most of all she loved her family. Anna will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Merl Howard; son, Ronald Howard; grandson, Adam Zimmer; granddaughter-
in-law, Lindsey Zimmer; great-grandson, Riley Zimmer; and three sisters, Ruby, Evelyn and Shirley.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Susan (Dave) Zimmer of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Christopher (Elizabeth) Zimmer, Lauren Zimmer
and Taylor Zimmer; proud great-grandmother to Nicholas, Michael, Alexander and Ella Zimmer; dear sister, Maxine Hoelter; extended family and
friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Private interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Adams Scholarship at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Karen W. Selph, nee Whittaker, of Granite City, Ill., born May 12, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, June 6,
2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Selph retired this year after 11 years of service as a clerk at the Granite City Township office. She was of the Methodist faith and a life long resident
of Granite City, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William W. Whittaker and Catherine, nee Viessman, Surratt; and a sister, Ruth Mitchell.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald L. Selph, former mayor of Granite City, Ill.; sons, Bill (Mary Kay) Talley of Maryville, Ill., and Ronald W. (LeAnne) Selph
of Granite City, Ill.; a daughter, Terri (Tito) Selph-Tamez of Ft. Riley, Kan.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Davis Funeral Home, 2060 Cleveland Blvd., Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Tim O'Keefe officiating. Interment will be
at St. John Cemetery, Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
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Shari Sue Cottrell 47 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Gateway Regional Hospital
surrounded by her family.

Shari was born on February 19, 1968 in Alton, IL; a daughter to the late Elmer and Lena Mae (Joiner) Hurlbut. Shari had worked for Gateway Packaging
and enjoyed fishing, horse racing and watching football. She was a life long wife and mother who adored her family and loved to spend time together.
She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; James Cottrell, whom she married on September 2, 1996; her sons, Jeff Cottrell and (Nicole
Anderson) of Granite City, Jacob Cottrell and (Noelle Wiesehan) of Granite City; granddaughter, Jersey Dawn Cottrell of Granite City; sister, Emma and
(David) Pinkston of Granite City; brothers, Maynard and (Sheila) Hurlbut of Bethalto, IL, Eric Hurlbut of Granite City; nieces, Stephanie Riskovsky Murphy,
Jessica Riskovsky Whitehead, Amber Ronk; nephews, Zachary Pinkston, Justin Pinkston.

Friends may call on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 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 Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
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Vivian L. Ellis, 93, of Jerseyville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL passed away at 11:52 a.m. Fri. June 5, 2015 at
Liberty Village in Jerseyville, IL.

She was born July 22, 1921 in Cobden, IL to the late Guy Fred & Carrie Isabel (Clutts) Wolfe.

On Sept. 24, 1938, she and Carlos Ellis were married in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1994.

Mrs. Ellis was a member of the 1st Christian Church of Pontoon Beach and Copper Creek Christian Church in Maryville, IL. She had worked for many
years at Dairy Queen and Leroy’s in Pontoon Beach.

Survivors include: 2 sons, David (Antoinette) Ellis of Jerseyville and “Larry” James (Nancy) Ellis of Williamsport, PA a daughter-in-law, Ran Ellis of
Suwanee, GA, 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Vivian will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: 2 daughters, Karen Pilcic and Linda Lomax, a son, Karl Ellis, 2 brothers, Robert
& Hillard Wolfe and 3 sisters, Lucille Sanders, Evelyn Ingram and Lillian Anderson.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wed. June 10, 2015 at the chapel at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Copper Creek Christian Church, 2184 Vadalabene Dr., Maryville, IL 62062.
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Margaret L. Graham, 96, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 17, 1918 in Granite City, the daughter of the late George Walter and Zella Sylvania (Willoughby) Mathenia. Margaret came
from a large family and was the only daughter and last living of her eight brothers.

She had married Stanley Walter Barylske and they had divorced. She later married Robert O. Graham and he passed away on September 18, 2009.

She was a beauty operator for over 50 years and had owned and operated Orchid Beauty Shop in Granite City. She later was a school bus driver with
the Granite City School District for 9 years. She loved her days of going to garage sales and will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, JoAnne and Thomas Taff of Meppen, Illinois and Joyce Sikora of Edwardsville; five grandchildren
and their spouses, Kim and Chip King of Granite City, Daniel Taff of Arnold, Missouri, Laura and Dan Greenmay of Maryville, Kathryn and Philip Grippi of
Glen Carbon and Michael and Kim Sikora of Highland; seventeen great grandchildren, Daniel, Zachary, Bella, Philip, Morgan, Kate, Nick, Amy, Thomas,
Charlie, Emily, Maggie, Josh, Christopher, Matthew, Will and Zachary; five great-great grandchildren, Ahran, Aiden, Layne, Keeley and Carly; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-law, Mike Sikora; two grandchildren, William and Thomas Scott
Taff; granddaughter-in-law, Mary Toothill and eight brothers, Forrest, George, Louis, Gerald, Eugene, James, Robert and Walter.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1:00 p.
m. until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Anna Lee (Lisac) Householder, 47, of Madison, IL, died unexpectedly Wed. June 3, 2015 at her home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1967 in Granite City, IL to Evelyn (Reiter) Lisac of Granite City and the late Frank Lisac.
On Feb. 25, 2000, she and Kenneth G. Householder were married in Ullin, IL. He survives in Madison.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by: a son, Robert Griffin of Madison, a daughter, Kara Householder of East St. Louis, 5
grandchildren and 2 brothers, Jim Skinner of Phoenix, AZ and David Lisac of Granite City.
She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Shirley Krumley.
Services will be at a later date.
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Patty Ann Rebstock, 67, of Maryville, IL, died Tues. June 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 29, 1947 in Kennett, MO to the late Louis Earl & Maxine Elizabeth (Clark) Powell.
On June 9, 1964, she and Richard Don Rebstock were married in Piggott, AR.
Mrs. Rebstock was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by: 2 daughters, Kristi (Todd) Glasgow of Maryville and Kerri Pauley of Collinsville, IL, 7
grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Potts, Whitney (Josh) Jackson, Kendall Glasgow, Kimberly, Chase, Trenton & Channing Pauley, a great-granddaughter,
Tori Jackson and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her great-grandson, Maximus Jackson.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: a son, Richard Scott Rebstock and a brother, Tom Powell.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 5:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. June 4, 2015 at Calvary Life Church with
Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Private burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Haiti Mission Fund at Calvary Life Church.
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Franklin "Johnny" Edward Pinkston, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at
Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Frank was born on November 18, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Ora and Pearl (Marshall) Pinkston.

Frank was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On January 16, 1960, Frank married Rosemarie Stajduhar, the love of his life,
in Granite City, IL. He was a faithful member of Harvest Assembly Church in Granite City, IL. Frank had retired from Southwestern Steel Corporation in
Madison, IL as a steel slitter after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed watching and going to Cardinal Baseball games. Frank also enjoyed
coaching baseball. He coached his children's baseball teams and church leagues for many years. His greatest joy was going to church and spending
time with his family and friends. Frank will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Pinkston, Cathelene Clounts, Louise Mshar and Josephine Raynor; and
one brother, Charles Pinkston.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-five years, Rosemarie Pinkston of Granite City, IL; loving children, Larry (Carla) Pinkston Granite City, IL, Ronnie
(Karen) Pinkston Rockwall, TX and Angela (Michael) Votoupal of Maryville, IL; brother, Jack (Jeanette) Pinkston of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to
Dr. Dana (Nick) Rozell, Trevor Pinkston, Scott Pinkston, Tyler Pinkston, Mathew Votoupal, Alec Votoupal and Abby Rose Pinkston; extended family and
friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 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 Friday, June 5, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Roy Boyer officiating. Interment
will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Parkinson Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Pearl G. Foy 93 of Granite City passed away on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

Pearl was born on December 8, 1921 in Jackson County, IL; a daughter to the late Fred and Sophia (Schomber) Arbeiter. She was a farm girl who grew
up in the Murphysboro area and went on to work at Sears & Roebuck as a sales associate. She devoted her life to raising her family as a homemaker
and a mother who enjoyed cooking, especially baking. She loved to sew and quilt and would do anything for her family. She had a special love for
Christ and her church, Hope Lutheran in Granite City where she was a long time member. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart and
all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Pearl is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Joan Buehrle of Granite City, Carolyn and (John W.) Blasingame of Granite City; her son,
Robert Bunselmeyer and (Mary Agnes Edsall) of Brunswick, ME; step daughter, Trudy Cowan of Independence, MO; 6 grandsons; 7 step
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents Pearl was preceded in death by her 1st husband; Earl J. Bunselmeyer; her 2nd husband, Lawrence Foy; her step son, Larry
Foy; and her 6 brothers and 1 sister.

Friends may call on Thursday, June 4, 2015 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 Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave. in Granite City with Dr. David Fielding and
Vicar Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials are suggested to Hope Lutheran
Church.
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Mary J. Fields, nee Marcrum, 94, of Granite City, Ill., born October 6, 1920, in East Prairie, Mo., died Friday,
May 29, 2015, in Granite City, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Rosellen, nee Robinette, Marcrum; spouse, Fred R. Fields; son, Robert Fields; four brothers;
and one sister.
Surviving are her children, Ronald (Elizabeth) Fields of Granite City, Ill., Nell Presson of Granite City, Ill., Marcella Fields of Columbus, Ohio, and Joane
Francis of Granite City, Ill.; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the funeral home, with Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will be in
St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
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Joseph Glennon Marsala Sr., 86, of Granite City, IL, died unexpectedly Mon. June 1, 2015 at
Alton Memorial Hospital ER.

He was born June 8, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to the late Frank & Susie (Mastrogiacomo) Marsala.
On May 9, 1944, he and Mary (Kohn) were married in Little Rock, AR. She preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2002.
Mr. Marsala was a real estate entrepreneur who owned and operated Marsala Rental in Madison, IL. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church
in Glen Carbon, IL.

Survivors include: dear friend and companion, Dora Walker of Holiday Shores, IL, 5 children and spouses, Karen & Leo Cook Sr. of Maryville, IL,
JoAnn Hahn of Glen Carbon, IL, Frank & Sherry Marsala of Collinsville, IL, Gary & Jennifer Marsala of Granite City and Mary Margaret & Julie Marsala of
Denver, CO, 8 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, Joseph C. Marsala Jr., son-in-law, Rudolph Hahn, 2 grandchildren, Kevin D. Cook
and Victoria J. Marsala, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thurs. June 4, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m.
Fri. June 5, 2015. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the William M. Bedell Achievement Resource Center, 400 S. Main St. Wood River, IL 62095
.
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William Thornton Craft, 74, of Edwardsville, IL, died Thurs. May 28, 2015 at his home.

He was born Sept. 17, 1940 in White Sulphur Springs, West VA to the late Leonard Thomas & Wilda Edna (Saunders).
The U.S. Army veteran worked for many years for Union Pacific Railroad and retired as a Terminal Operator.
He is survived by 2 daughters.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte “Shotsie” (Mulligan) Craft.
Services are pending at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Robert O. "Bob" Sharp, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at
Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

He was born September 23, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Robert E. Sharp and Alice M. (Farwig) Moore.

He married Elveria L. (Rayburn) Sharp on November 24, 1955 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church and she passed away on January 7, 2006.

He retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company in St. Louis after 36 years of dedicated service in bottling. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #688
in St. Louis. He was a professional roller skater and had taught rollerskating through the years.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and was an avid sports fan, always enjoying his days of fishing, hunting and watching
sporting events.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Gloria L. Sharp of Granite City; three daughters, Sharon Sharp of Granite City, Rebecca
Sharp of Granite City and Patricia Sanders of O'Fallon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Robert Sharp Jr., Matthew Sharp, Blake Reed, Brooke Reed, Matt
Sanders and Sam Sanders; one half-brother, Ronald Moore of St. Louis; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dennis Sanders; two brothers, Carvin Sharp and Alvin Sharp
and two half-sisters, Alice Trumble and Iris Merritt.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Manuel Cuizon as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association or to masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kevin James Faulkner, 28, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:36 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis
.

He was born October 17, 1986 in St. Louis, a son of Timothy Lewis and Tracey Lynne (Boker) Faulkner of Granite City.
He married Kayla Lynn (Dugger) Faulkner on November 23, 2013 at the S.I.U. Chapel in Edwardsville and she survives.

He had worked as a salesman with Goedekers in St. Louis. He never met a stranger and had a loving and kind spirit to all. He loved all sports and was
an avid hockey fan. He loved being amongst his friends and being a part of "The Crew". He was a 2005 graduate of Granite City High School. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his friends and family.

In addition to his beloved parents and wife, he is survived by a precious son, Kason Richard Faulkner; sister and brother-in-law, Leanne Michelle and
Austin Wagoner and brother, Ryan Thomas Faulkner, all of Granite City. He was especially close to his grandparents, Thomas and Fern Boker of
Granite City; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jeff and Kimberly McClain of Caseyville; brother-in-law, Josh McClain and two sisters-in-law, Kristen
Dugger and Lori McClain; other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James J. and Faye Faulkner.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Tony Schoeber officiating.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.
Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous or to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Alta Lucille "Lou" Wilson, 82 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at her home
surrounded by her family.

Alta was born on July 25, 1932 in Altus, AR; a daughter to the late Johnny Floyd Barnes and Nettie (Barnette) Vandeveer Cuvar. Alta was a life long
homemaker and mother. She was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. In her
free time she enjoyed gardening and artistic painting. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family
and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; David L. Wilson, whom she married on November 6, 1954; her daughters, Crystal and (Ellis)
Hankins of Granite City, Cathie and (Vince) Martinez of Granite City; her sons, David and (Kathy) Wilson Jr. of Granite City, Steve and (Chrissy) Wilson of
Granite City; grandchildren, Annessa Skouby, Vincent Martinez, Luke Wilson, Leah Wilson, David Wilson III; 3 great grandchildren; her sister, Johnnie
Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her half brother, Bill.

In celebration of her life a private immediate family memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the service to
begin at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 2801 Madison Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to
the Granite City A.P.A.
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EARNEST ALTA GOODALL, 91, OF GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 10:48 A.M. ON
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 AT GRANITE NURSING AND REHABILITATION IN GRANITE CITY
.

HE WAS BORN FEBRUARY 15, 1924 IN SPILLERTOWN, IL, A SON OF THE LATE CHARLES RICHARD AND LUE ETTA (FOWLER) GOODALL.

HE MARRIED MARY LOIS (LAY) GOODALL ON APRIL 25, 1942 IN WYATT, MISSOURI AND SHE SURVIVES.

HE RETIRED FROM AMERICAN STEEL AND GENERAL STEEL AFTER MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS A CORE MAKER.

THE UNITED STATES ARMY VETERAN PROUDLY SERVED OUR COUNTRY DURING WORLD WAR II.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF MT. ZION GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN GRANITE CITY. HE LOVED HIS DAYS WORKING ON CARS AND LAWN MOWERS.
HE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE LOVE AND SPECIAL TIMES SHARED WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

IN ADDITION TO HIS BELOVED WIFE, HE IS SURVIVED BY A SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, LARRY ALLEN AND SHIRLEY GOODALL OF GRANITE
CITY; TWO DAUGHTERS AND SONS-IN-LAW, MARY AND SKIP MEERDINK OF LONGWOOD, FLORIDA AND CATHY AND LARRY POPE OF WEST
PLAINS, MISSOURI; ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN; TWENTY-FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; OTHER EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS, HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY THREE BROTHERS, CHARLIE, JOHNNY AND JOE AND TWO SISTERS, CLARA
MAE AND CORA JANE.

IN CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE, VISITATION WILL BE AT IRWIN CHAPEL, 3960 MARYVILLE ROAD IN GRANITE CITY ON SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
FROM 11:00 A.M. UNTIL TIME OF FUNERAL SERVICE AT 1:00 P.M. WITH REVEREND STEVEN GRAY OFFICIATING.

BURIAL WILL BE AT SUNSET HILL MEMORIAL ESTATES IN GLEN CARBON.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO MT. ZION GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN GRANITE CITY AND MAY BE ACCEPTED AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
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Mary Evalyne Yencho, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Anderson
Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Evalyne was born on September 7, 1918 in TN, a daughter to the late Marvin and Clara (Gatlin) Nolin.

On April 25, 1959, Evalyne Nolin married Edward A. Yencho, the love of her life. Edward passed away on November 25, 2002. Evalyne attended and
was very active at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL; she had volunteer leadership roles in church events such as the annual church
picnic. Evalyne had graduated from Harriet Stowe Business College in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of Phi Tau Omega Sorority. Evalyne had
worked for Westinghouse Corporation in St. Louis, MO as an executive secretary until her marriage. Later she worked for John Crochran VA Medical
Center in St. Louis, MO as the secretary to the chief of Staff. Evalyne was a volunteer in the gift shop and member the Womens Sodality at Gateway
Medical Center in Granite City, IL. Evalyne loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved and was dedicated to her family and friends. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Evalyne was preceded in death by three sisters, Mayola Brewer, Majoria Stevenson and Maxine Schneider.

She is survived by her loving sons, Dr. Michael E. (Karen) Yencho of Vernon, CT and Dr. Stephen A. Yencho of Plano, TX; proud grandmother to Jennifer
A. Yencho of Glastonbury, CT, Samuel E. Yencho, Nolan M. Yencho and Luke S. Yencho all of Vernon, CT; dear sister, Carolyn McEvers of Ocoee, FL;
extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 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 Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Chris
Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral home and church.
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Sally Lynne Jackson, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:34 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born March 22, 1957 in Wayne County, Illinois.

She had worked as a home health aide and was baptized at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City. She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals
baseball and enjoyed reading and trivia. She loved animals and cherished her cats and enjoyed her days of watching nature and her birds in the yard.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Norma F. (Smith) Foreman of Granite City; one brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Anya Foreman of Douglas,
Wyoming; niece, Maria Foreman; nephew, Max Foreman; cousins, Kathryn Kessler of Collinsville and Kelvin D. Smith Sr. of Fairfield; other extended
family and friends. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Floyd Foreman and grandparents, Ralph and Easter Smith.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Ben
Ritz will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Melvin R. Byrd, 87 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Melvin was born on November 12, 1927 in New Berlin, IL, a son to the late Lester T. and Eliza E. (Laxton) Byrd. Melvin was a former Methodist minister
and a long time security guard at Hudson Security in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and very active in the
Tri City #1098 Knights of Columbus. Melvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and later went on to earn his masters degree at Drew University
and studied 4 years at McKendree. Melvin will be remembered for his kind nature and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Dorothy (Bauer) Byrd, whom he married on June 30, 2000; his daughters; Kathy and (Paul) Magurany
of Cottage Hills, IL, Shirley Bryant of Peoria, IL; step children, Debbie Beasley of Granite City, Chuck and (Cathy) Pabst of O'Fallon, MO; brothers, Loren
Byrd of Centralia, IL, Lester Byrd of Centralia, IL; sisters, Ruth Venezia of Centralia, twins, Mildred Hutchinson of Pamplico, SC, Sara Baun of Nashville,
TN; grandchildren, Jamie, Chris, Angela, John, Sarah, Paul, Anton, Lisa, DeShawn, Cassandra, Damon, Nathan, John, David, Angela, Michael,
Stephanie; 36 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Melvin was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. and a Chalice service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Chris Comerford
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 masses.
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Viola Atkins, 93, of McKinney, TX, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at the
Bradford Oaks Senior Living in McKinney, TX
.

She was born September 18, 1921 in Venice, IL to George and Myrtle Wright. She loved spending time with her family and serving her Lord.
Viola is survived by her daughter; Elaine Dawson and son; Keith Atkins, both of McKinney, TX, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Kermit W. Atkins, son; Wayne Atkins and 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
A service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with burial to follow at Valley View
Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.
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Thomas Mark Odum, 52, of Edwardsville, Illinois and formerly of Winter Park, Florida passed away at 1:11 a.
m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born July 18, 1962 in Granite City, a son of Nancy L. (Burns) Odum of Edwardsville and the late Harry H. Odum.

He married Flora A. (Peters) Odum on December 21, 1985 in Oviedo-Winter Springs, Florida. He retired in 2009 as a mechanical engineer.

He had worked for South Eastern Properties Management and also for Full Sail College-Silver City Properties, both in Florida. He also served as vice
president of FAO Accounting Services, Inc. since 1996.

He was the text book definition of a "gear head". He loved fast cars, dirt bikes, motorcycles, go-karts and his beloved Buick Regal Turbo T or what he
called "Little Sister". If it had a motor, he was going to play with it and eventually ride it. While most know him for being a gear head, his real passion
was spending the precious moments with his grandchildren. His grandchildren meant the absolute world to him and he cherished every moment he
spent together as a family, especially at the "barn". He was the most generous man with a pure heart of gold. No matter what, he would drop whatever
he was doing to help someone in need. He was a jack of all trades and there was nothing he couldn't do. He will always be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his entire family and many, many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Erin Nicole and Sean P. Kuehnel of Granite City; two
grandchildren, Tyler Thomas Kuehnel and Alexis Leigh Kuehnel; a brother and life partner, Harry Scott Odum and Sharon Meyer of Edwardsville; a
sister and brother-in-law, Mary Beth and Michael John Karlechik of Edwardsville; mother-in-law, Cleanthi "Tina" Peters of Winter Springs, Florida; two
brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Woodrow S. and Michelle Peters of St. Cloud, Florida and Stephen Peters III of Winter Springs, Florida; aunts and
uncle, James and Carol Smith of St. Jacob and Janine Green of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to
his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Stephen Peters Jr.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Saturday, May 30, 2015
from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Reverend Roger Wright officiating.

Memorials are suggested by the family and may be given to the Mayo Clinic - Department of Development 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905 for
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome research or to Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in support for Karlie Ann Cox and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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John William Nicholson, 62, died on Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home in Collinsville surrounded by his
family.

John was born on April 29, 1953 in Parkersburg, W.V.
He was a roofer by trade for about 40 years. John enjoyed tinkering with different things and going for long rides on his motorcycle.
John and his wife Dianna had a son, Cody Nicholson, who survives.
Besides his wife and son, he is survived by his son’s girlfriend: Joy Birdsall of Collinsville and sister in law Angie Hartline of Caseyville, IL.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Nicholson, and one brother.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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JoAnn Spohr, 76, of Granite City, IL, died at 5:13 p.m. Sun. May 24, 2015 at her home surrounded by her
loving family.

She was born Mar. 16, 1939 in Granite City to the late John & MaryAnn (Swiatek) DeHart.
On June 19, 1959, she and Frank Spohr were married in Centreville, IL. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2012.
JoAnn worked for many years as a Nurse for Dr. Blankenship.

Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Kim & Jeff Tinsley of Granite City, a son and daughter-in-law, John Christopher “Chris” & Martina Spohr of
Glen Carbon, 6 grandchildren, Frank Spohr, Christopher Spohr, Matthew Spohr, Anna Spohr, Megan Tinsley and Ryan Tinsley and a sister and brother-
in-law, Virginia & Charlie Boxdorfer of Granite City.

Memorial visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 10:00 a.m. Sat. May 30, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation.
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Louis "Louie" A. Sbabo, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Granite
Nursing and Rehab Center
. Louie was born on July 13, 1926 in St. James, MO, a son to the late John and Rose Sbabo.

Louie was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country from April 22, 1946 until April 19, 1947. On March 5, 1948, Louie married
Dorothy Lowe, the love of his life. He was a faithful and active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Louie had retired from Laclede Steel
in Granite City, IL, after thirty-three years of dedicated service as a craneman. He enjoyed polka dancing and having his morning coffee with his friends
at Hardees. Louie was very particular about his cars, he was known for keeping his black Ford spotless. He was always ready to lend a helping hand
to anyone in need. Louie loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved
him.

In addition to his parents, Louie was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers-in-law, LeaNilda and Robert Funk, Ann and Jim Hession,
Minne and Harold Rutherford and Marie and Fred Neuf.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-seven years, Dorothy Sbabo; loving son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Toni Sbabo all of Granite City, IL;
proud grandfather to Erica (Matt) Harper of St. Jacob, IL; dear great-grandchildren, Mallory and Abigail Harper; sister, Catherine (Robert) Taibl of
Plainfield, IL; brother, Mike (Jane) Sbabo of St. James, MO; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Madison, IL with Father
Manny Cuzion officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Mary Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral chapel
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Charles "Chid" Henry Hagnauer, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2015 at his
home.

Chid was born on November 8, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Robert Henry Hagnauer and Cecelia Agnes (Benson) Hagnauer.

Chid was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On November 21, 1953, Chid married Janet Pavletic, the
love of his life, in Granite City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a supervisor in 1989 after forty-three years of dedicated service. Chid was a
member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, he was also a member of Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed gardening and
fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Chid will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Chid was preceded in death by his sisters, Cecelia Mateyka and Ruth Krieshok; and his brothers, Robert, Edward and
Nelson Hagnauer.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Janet Hagnauer; loving children, Michael (Karol) Hagnauer, Chip Hagnauer and Janis Hagnauer all of Granite City,
IL; proud grandfather to Carrie (Sam) Fowler, Michael A. (Brandy) Hagnauer, Matt (Jess) Hagnauer, Justin (Sarah) Williamson, Kelley (Rob) Wallace
and Michael P. Hagnauer; proud great-grandfather to thirteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John B. Mink; sister-in-law, Bernie Hagnauer;
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015 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 Saturday, May 23, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL, with Military Rites conducted by the United States
Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association, Gateway Hospice or in the form of masses and will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.
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John Clifford Hearst, 74, of Granite City passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home.

He was born October 5, 1940 in St. Louis, MO to Marvin Dubart and Eleanor Virginia nee: O’Connell Hearst. He married Paulette Coons August 22,
1964.

He is survived by his wife Paulette Hearst of Granite City; three children, John Thomas (Dawn Michelle) Hearst of Granite City, Sandy (David) Rivera of
Mitchell and Kimberly Hearst of Granite City; five grandchildren Eric Clifford Hearst, Megan (Steve Jones) Hearst, David and Thomas Rivera and Vince
Capriglione and a great grandson, Spencer Jacob Wise-Capriglione.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Jacob Michael Hearst; son-in-law, Steve Wetzel; brother, Thomas Hearst and sister, Virginia
Reynolds.

The family will hold a Memorial Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday May 23, 2015 at the West 22nd Baptist Church, 2808 west 22nd St. Granite City, IL 62040.
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William Lee Adelsberger II, 32, of Granite City, IL, died at 12:15 p.m. Sun. May 17, 2015 at Belleville Memorial
Hospital ER.

He was born Sept. 19, 1982 in Belleville, IL to Theresa (Goff) Thorpe of Cyril, OK and William Lee Adelsberger of Granite City.
William was working for Marco’s Pizza and loved spending time with his kids.

In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by: 3 daughters, Rebekah Elledge, Payge Adelsberger and Ema Adelsberger and 4 sisters, Misty
Moeller-Hercules & Ron Hercules of Elgin, OK, Camilla & Andy Rogers of Granite City, Tricia & Ray Sutton of Florissant, MO and Joelle Adelsberger of
Hamden, OH as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial visitation will be Sat. May 23, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 5:30 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to William Adelsberger for the benefit of his son’s daughters.
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Timothy “Tim” Dwayne Miller 45 of Madison passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born April 8, 1970 in Granite City and was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City.
He is survived by two children, Kimbra and Zakkery Miller both of Granite City; father, Larry Miller Sr of Potosi, MO; two grandchildren, Haleigh Page and
Nevaeh Miller; eight siblings, Larry (Jalienna) Miller Jr of Mt. Olive, Brian (Becky) Miller of Granite City, Dave Miller of Granite City, Teresa Miller of Granite
City, Lisa Miller of Potosi, MO, Cody Miller of Granite City, Angela Lacy of Chicago and Darnell Miller of Granite City and step mother, Genie Carllile of
Granite City.
He was preceded in death by his mother Vicki nee: Johnson Miller.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held 11 a.m. Monday.
Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Granite City.
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Tabitha Lynn Spiroff, 39, of Granite City, IL, died unexpectedly at 4:19 a.m. Fri. May 8, 2015 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center ER.

She was born Jan. 3, 1976 in Granite City, IL to Janet (Austin) Watts of Houston, MO and the late Howard Spiroff.
Tabitha had recently been working at Louie’s in Madison.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by: 2 sons, Jessie (Jessica) Glover of Mt. Vernon and Donnie Gray of Staunton, IL, 2 grandchildren, fiancée,
Chris Hildreth of Granite City, brother, Thomas Corey Watts of Moberly, MO, 2 sisters, Katherine Spiroff of OH and Laura Littlejohn of Granite City, her
step-father, Tom Watts of Houston, MO and nieces and nephews, Amy Littlejohn, Joey M. Focht, Amanda Focht, Kimmi Focht, Josh Focht, Tylaor Rice
and Ace Freytag.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Mildred Louise Rippee 84, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 with her family by her side.

She was born November 13, 1930 in Alton, IL. She married Robert Earl Rippee Sr Sept 3, 1948 in St. Louis, MO he preceded her in death in 1979.
Also, preceding her death were her parents, Burthel Allsman and Addie nee: Matthews Mitchell; two sons, Thomas and Steve Rippee; two sisters,
Bertha Lafferty and Jenny Allsman; brother, Jacob Allsman and great grandson, Lucas Aaron.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Reava (Gary) Aaron of Granite City, Robert “Bill” (Helen) Rippee Jr of McLeansboro, IL and Rhonda
(Jim) Mayo of Granite City; daughter in law, Sam Rippee of Granite City; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren;
brother Joseph Allsman of AZ and sister, Evelyn Porter of Alton.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
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Albert Russell Holland, 72, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 30, 2015 at home
surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Holland was a retired chemical salesman.
He is survived by: a daughter, Tonda S. Powell of Pontoon Beach, a step-son, Terry Forbes of Highland, IL, many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, and his wife Delorta (Roberts) Holland.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: a step-daughter, Tina Forbes, 2 step-sons, Toby & Tony Forbes and his twin brother.
Private services were held at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with burial at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in St. Ann, MO.
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Randal “Randy” L. Young, 54, of Granite City, died at 11:10 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Granite City, IL.

He was born February 19, 1961 in Granite City, IL to Nora (nee: Wisehart) Young and Bobby Gene Young.
Randal worked at Dial Corp. in Edwardsville, IL.
He is survived by his mother, Nora (nee: Wisehart) Young of Granite City, two brothers, Ronnie (Diana) Young and Craig (Gail) Young both of Granite
City, niece, Ashley Young and nephew, Dustin Young.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Young and his brother David Young.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Memorials may be made
to the family.
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Hezzie W. Todd, 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Fri. May 1, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Dec. 23, 1923 in Athens, AL to the late William W. & Flora (Wooten) Todd.
On June 24, 1950, he and Ruth G. Simpson were married in Granite City. She preceded him in death Jan. 26, 2012.

Hezzie joined the Army in 1945, serving in WWII. He retired in 1965 and worked for IL American Water Co. until his retirement in 1987. He was a
member of First Presbyterian Church and Laborers Local #397.

He is survived by: 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Wallace W. & Linda Todd of Lincolnton, NC and Gerald G. & Joan Todd of Collinsville, IL, a daughter,
Sarah Todd of Granite City, 3 grandsons, Kenneth, Christopher & David Todd, 3 great-grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Marvin & Peggy Todd
and a sister, Oma Jackson, all of Athens, AL.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Hazel Hill.
Vistation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. May 4, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, where services will be at 9:00 a.m. Tues. May 5,
2015 with Rev. Jeff Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
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Geraldine Eunice Stephens, 84, of Granite City, IL, died at 8:50 p.m. Fri. May 1, 2015 at her home.

She was born Apr. 2, 1931 in Crandon, WI to the late William & Francis (Mayon) Tipps.
On July 7, 1968, she and Ira Stephens were married in Collinsville, IL. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2006.
Geraldine retired from K-Mart after 20 years. She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle, Granite City VFW and Madison AmVets. She was very
musically talented, playing many different instruments with her band, “Rainbow Express”. She was also a song writer with feature pieces in the
Nashville Music Hall of Fame.

Survivors include: a daughter, Connie (David) Sales of Farmington, MO, son, Larry Gene (Sheila) Strader Sr. of Granite City, 4 grandchildren, Larry
(Debbie) Strader Jr., Brandy (Garrick) McFarland, Shelley (Rob) Doneff and Stacy (Kent) Taylor, 8 great-grandchildren, Megan & Raymond Kampwerth,
Nora & Maya McFarland, Holly Strader and Brandon, Kaleb & Taylor Morgan, a new great-granddaughter, Amelia Kampwerth, a brother, Albert Tipps of
Piqua, OH and a sister, Henrietta Miller of Bethalto, IL.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: 2 brothers, Melvin & Gordon Tipps and a sister, Yvonne Hale.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at Noon, Wed. May 6, 2015 at Word of Life Tabernacle. Burial will follow at
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice.
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Albert Howard Odom, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at
Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House in Edwardsville.

He was born February 10, 1925 in Summersville, Missouri, a son of the late Richard and Cora (Hiney) Odom. He married Virginia Alma (Nevels) Odom
on June 11, 1945 in Worden, Illinois and she survives. He retired from Nestle in Granite City after 40 years of dedicated service as a machinist. The
United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He enjoyed his days of woodworking, fishing, hunting and gardening. He will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife of 70 years, he is survived by four
children and their spouses, Connie and Danny Murphy of Collinsville, Randy Odom of Granite City, Richard and Sharon Odom of Granite City and Debra
and Mark Becherer of Granite City; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Odom, one granddaughter, Michelle Odom, two brothers, Frank and Oran and five
sisters, Elsie, Lottie, Hazel, Marie and Stella.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until
time of service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Young officiating. Military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois
and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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