Richard Joseph “Rich” Scharf, 39, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his
home.

He was born January 31, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri, cherished son of Margaret Mary “Peggy” (McMeel) Scharf of Granite City and the late Richard L. Scharf.

He worked at New Opportunities and loved being a dedicated member working in the beads workshop. He was also an active member of Tri Cities Area
Association for the Handicapped and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and
St. Louis Blues Hockey and had participated throughout the years with Special Olympics and was a part of the State Championship bowling team. He loved
bowling, working word puzzles, taking rides with his mom, Marvel characters, Transformers and watching movies. He will be remembered for his loving
personality, beautiful smile and the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved mom, he is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia Ruth and Michael Horn of Ellisville, Missouri; cousin, Helen Fitzgerald
of Shreveport, Louisiana; special friends, Charlotte Dilday, Martha Pasquier and Dorothy Troudt and his New Opportunities and TCAAH families; and other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Leona Scharf; and grandmother, Bernadine McMeel.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 1:00 p.m. with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as celebrant.

Interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to TCAAH, New Opportunities or to masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Megan Marie Dallas, 31, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her home.

She was born June 16, 1988 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of Roberta R. “Bobbie” (Pearce) Dallas of Granite City and the late Joseph Martin “Joey”
Dallas.

She was a sales associate at Auto Zone in Granite City and had a love of flow arts, music and yoga. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved mother, she is survived by her loving partner of eleven years, Shannon Jakul of Granite City; her cherished twin sister, Margaret
“Maggie” Dallas of Alton; cousin, Matt Leleniewski of Granite City; three uncles and two aunts, William Pearce and Andrea Stagner of Granite City, William
“Bill” Dallas of Granite City and Thomas “Tom” and Jessica Dallas of Pocahontas; many other extended family members and special friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Bob and Julia Pearce and Bill and Irene Dallas and aunt, Judy Dallas.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Project Semicolon or to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Patricia “Patty” Paskus, 64 of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home.

Patty was born on December 8, 1954 in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of the late Luther and Maddie (Clubb) White. Patty was a homemaker, mom and
grandma who adored her family, especially her grandchildren, who she loved to babysit. Patty will be remembered for the love of her family and all the
special times they shared together.

Patty is survived by and will be missed by her children; Stacy Pruett (Gary Gabbard) of Granite City, Melanie Salmon (Robert Greco) of Granite City, Vince
Paskus (Cara Paoli) of Granite City; grandchildren, Austin, Makayla, Garret, Eastin, Emberly; great-granddaughter, Loni Mae; special sister, Margaret;
brothers, Eddie, Curt, Tony, Bob, Charles; sisters, Donna, Catherine, Liz, Debra, Barbara, Judy, Connie, Sandy and many nieces, nephews and close family
members and friends.

In celebration of Patty’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Hayley Rose Robertson, age 26, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019, at her home. Hayley was
born on July 13, 1993.

Hayley 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 was preceded in death by her father, Otis L. Robertson; and by a daughter, Brentlee Bass.

Hayley is survived by her loving mother, Judy Rolen of Granite City, IL; dear children, Natalee, Carlee, Charlee and Greyson Bass all of Florence, AL; sisters,
Chloe, Josie and Katlyn Robertson all of Granite City, IL; brothers, Cody and Douglas Robertson of Florence, AL; grandmother, Bernadine Holt; many aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Hayley’s wishes were to be cremated. No formal services will be held.
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Cherisse “Nikki” Nichole Rose, 31, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away Fri. Aug. 9, 2019.

She was born June 25, 1988 in Granite City, IL to the late Pete & Terry (Hutchinson) Rose.

Nikki is survived by 4 children: Connor, Jackson, Kayleigh and Peyton; 4 siblings: Adam Rose and Peggy Rose of Madison, IL and Ryan Hardester and
Russell Hardester of Granite City; her dad: George Hardester of Granite City; and nieces and nephews: Aaden, Austin, Cierra, Noah Wyatt and Grayson and
many others.

The family will receive friends and family at a memorial visitation from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sat. Aug. 24, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made to the funeral home.
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Mary Ellen Yeager, 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Sat. Aug. 10, 2019 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born July 28, 1936 in Marissa, IL to the late Velma Blanch (Noble) Cantlon and Joseph Henry North.

She and George Kenneth Yeager Sr. were married Dec. 28, 1953 in Venice, IL.  He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2006.

Mary had worked for Sandy’s Wallpaper for 28 years.  She was a member of the VFW Post 1300 Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved her flowers, playing bingo and
going to the boat as well as traveling and visiting with friends.

She is survived by 6 children: Sue Ellen Mayes, Karen (Boyd Clark) Hamilton of Granite City, Alice (Lloyd) Clark of Wilsonville, IL, George Kenneth Yeager Jr.
of Granite City, David Allen (Kim) Yeager of Houston, TX and Angela (Kenneth) Wingrove of Granite City; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-
grandchildren; a brother: Gary Lee (Jane) North of Pontoon Beach; a sister: Carolyn (Lewis) Wood of Pontoon Beach; lots of nieces and nephews and was
loved by all.  She was also survived by her very dear lifelong friends, Cecil and Alice Furtch.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues. Aug. 13, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wed. Aug. 14,
2019 with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Laura Ann Cox, 60, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:06 p.m. Fri. Aug. 9, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born June 2, 1959 in East St. Louis, IL to Peter A. & Mary A. (Craig) Carich of Granite City, IL.

She and Joseph “Joe” Gregory Cox were married Sept. 26, 1992 in Granite City.  He survives in Pontoon Beach.

Laura served as an R.N. at Gateway Regional Medical Center for 40 years.  She loved to bicycle and was a member of Rivers of Life Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by 2 daughters: Abby and Mackenzie Cox of Pontoon Beach; a brother: Mark (Audrey) Carich of
Collinsville, IL; and a sister: Denise (Michael) Morris of Granite City.

Memorial services are pending.
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Shirley Ann Oker, 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 8, 2019 at her home surrounded by her
family while under hospice care.

She was born Nov. 22, 1950 in Carrollton, IL to the late Pauline (Beer) Lamkin and Milo Madison.

Shirley loved to draw, do puzzles, bowl and dance and especially spending time with her girls.

Survivors include 4 daughters: Cheryl Haynes of Granite City, Sherry Sunderland of Fairview Heights, IL, Sheila Vasquez of Granite City and Alysia (Andre)
Hill of Collinsville, IL; 7 grandchildren: Maria, Ashley, Terry, Brittany, Timothy, Enrique and Aria; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother: Marvin (Janet) Madison of
AR; and a sister: Donna Sullivan of CA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: John, Gary and Bud Madison.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Thurs. Aug 15, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Scott Fick
officiating.  Private family burial will be at Roselawn Memory Garden in Bethalto, IL.

Memorials may be made in her name to any Liver Transplant organization.
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Hazel Loretta Werths, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

She was born November 11, 1933 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Glover Rex and Nancy Marie (Stroud) Cottrell.

She married Lloyd Wilmer Werths on November 7, 1953 in Granite City and he passed away on October 9, 2006.

Hazel had worked for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a secretary with 13 years of service. She was a longtime member of LeClaire Christian Church in
Edwardsville. She enjoyed working with ceramics, flower arranging, cross-stitch and loved traveling. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Brad and Pat Werths of Edwardsville, K.C. and Melinda Werths of Richland, Missouri, Joel and Stephane
Werths of Granite City, Christina and Richard Hodshire of Havre, Montana and John and Terri Werths of Edwardsville; thirteen grandchildren, Laura, LeeAnn,
Christin, Amanda, Carlie, Maddie, Sheri, Heather, Aaron, Nicholas, Jacob, Cal, Parker and Gabriell; many great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-
law, Ray and Diane Cottrell of Mattoon, Illinois and Kenneth and Pat Cottrell of Worden, Illinois; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Judy Cottrell of
Granite City and Cindy and Mike Inman of Cerro Gordo, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 53 years and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Leota Carney, Bonita Down and Delores Draper
and two brothers, Virgil and Roger Cottrell.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to C.O.P.E. Ministry (Children of Pokot Education Fund, Inc.) P.O. Box 903, Lincoln, IL 62656 and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Michael Paul Carter Sr., 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:06 a.m. Tues. Aug. 6, 2019 in Granite City while under
hospice care.

He was born Sept. 21, 1955 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Homer & Catherine (Harper) Carter Sr.

He married Robin Sanders in Alton in June 1976.  She preceded him in death.

Michael had worked on the Alton Barge Line as well as for Beelman Trucking.

He is survived by a son: Michael P. Carter Jr. of Cottage Hills, IL; a daughter: Monica Jean Carter of Wood River, IL; and 2 grandchildren.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and 4 sisters.

Services are private.
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Dean A. Olive, 65, of Granite City, Ill., born May 31, 1954, in Granite City, Ill., died Sunday August 4, 2019, at his home,
Granite City, Ill.

Dean was preceded in death by parents, Kendall and Loretta, nee Bono, sisters Diane and Gwen Olive; cousin Edward Brandes, and Uncle Donald Bone of
Granite City, Ill.

Surviving are, Aunt Lorrine Brandes of Granite City, Ill; and cousin-in-law Donna Brandes, second cousin Cassie Brandes of Granite City, Ill.

Dean worked at Disability Determinations for the State of Missouri and Illinois and retired from the State of Illinois in 2012.

Dean enjoyed being outdoors fishing and boating. He was an avid reader and sports fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams.


A Celebration of Life will be Saturday August 17 9:00 am to 11:30am at Wilson Park, pavilion #4, 2900 Benton St. Granite City IL.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Mary “Prue” Prudence Earls nee: Hoover, 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Tues. Aug. 6, 2019 at Stearns
Nursing & Rehab in Granite City.

She was born Aug. 18, 1928 in Granite City to the late Samuel & Elna (Mortenson) Hoover.

Prue retired as a chemist for Mallinckrodt and went on to be a case worker for the State of IL.  Upon her 2nd retirement she continued to be extremely active.  
She was a member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, served as a Girl Scout Leader for 25 years, volunteered and served on the board of Community
Care, served as an election judge for over 20 years, was a member of the Rebekahs and the Red Hat Society and was active with TWIGS.  She also loved
traveling the world, playing in her pinochle clubs and being involved with various other organizations.

She is survived by a daughter: Mary (Thomas) Miks of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Kristen (Nick) Wainscott and Sabrina Earls; and 5 great-grandchildren:
Zoie, Izabella, Rayna, Ryan and Nicole.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Earl M. Earls on Dec. 28, 1973; 2 sons: Tom C. Earls and Carl F. Earls; and a
brother: Carl Forrest Hoover.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. Aug. 10, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will follow at Sunset
Hills Memorial Estates.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Frank Edward Zaruba, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Liberty Village in Maryville, IL.

He was born on December 17, 1925 in in Glen Carbon, IL to Frank Edward, Sr and Katie Zaruba.

Frank married Betty Jean Harrell in Granite City, IL on September 21, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2015.

The U.S. Army Air Force veteran retired from Tricom Computers after 35 + years of service. He was a member of the Granite City Masons and AMVETS Post
204. Frank enjoyed bowling.

The loving father is survived by 2 sons: Robert (Patricia) Zaruba of Granite City, IL and James “ED” (Rita) Zaruba of Pontoon Beach, IL; 4 grandchildren:
Jeremy Zaruba, Dawn Green, LeAnne Fetrow and Nicole Zaruba ; 2 great grandchildren: Matthew Fetrow and Jacob Fetrow; one great grandchild on the way
and a sister in law, Yollie Zaruba of Belleville, IL.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, parents and a brother, Joseph Zaruba

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. The funeral service will be at
10 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Buck Ridge Cemetery in Maryville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Harvey Lee Long, 78, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:35 a.m., Monday, August 5, 2019 at Granite City Nursing & Rehab,
Granite City, IL.

He was born October 26, 1940 in St. Louis, MO to Perry and Louise (nee: Gillispie) Long.

Before retiring, he worked at Dunkin Donuts in Kirkwood, MO.

Harvey is survived by his good friend: Ruth Garffie of Granite City, IL; two sons: Robin Long of Montrose, CO and Eric Long of Eureka, MO; and a sister: Carol
Duncan, Hazelwood, MO.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother: Charles Long and sister: Betty Vallo.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite city, IL. Online guestbook and obituary are available at www.wojstrom.
com.
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Tonya Renee Turnbough, 43, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Sun. Aug. 4, 2019 in Granite City.

She was born July 7, 1976 in Granite City to Theresa (Risinger) Huitron of Granite City and the late Lloyd Jay Nagle Jr.

On April 10, 2014, she and Billy Turnbough were married in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.

In addition to her mother she is survived and was the loving mother to 3 boys: Louis (Felicia Huerta) Dochwat II, Nicholas (Kelsey Benson) Dochwat and
Mark William Becker Jr., all of Granite City; loving grandmother to: Bradley, Matalena & Aiden and was anxiously awaiting baby Dochwat in 2020; wonderful
sister to: Lloyd Jay (Aundrea) Nagle III of Madison and Angela (Dennis) Watkins of Granite City.  She is also survived and will be greatly missed by: step-
father: Miguel Huitron of Granite City; mother-in-law: Barb Doty of Granite City; grandmother: Alma Risinger of Granite City; brother-in-law: Joshua (Amy)
Turnbough of Granite City; nieces and nephews: Destany, Dennis “Juney”, Devon, Lillie, Brendan, C.J., Ronald, Conner, Carter & Corbin; great-nephews:
Lyric & Kyngston; aunts and uncles: Donald Nagle of Granite City, Johnny (Pam) Risinger of Breman, KY; Sandra Staggs, Troy (Michelle) Risinger, Tina
(Tim) Jones, Dale Risinger, Michael (Angie) Risinger, Misty (Marcio) Gutierrez-Marquez all of Granite City, Kathy Marsala of Central City, KY and Roger (Toni)
Risinger of Breman, KY; 1st cousins:  Kimberly, Jason, Brittany, Bradley, Sean, Ashley, Jesse, Troy, Seanna, Shantell, Tim, John, Andrea, Brandon, Mystic
and Ben; and many 2nd cousins who all loved her dearly.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Wayne Risinger.

SERVICES ARE PENDING

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Gerald “Jerry” Lee Hall, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home.

He was born on December 2, 1949 in East St. Louis, IL to Hubert and Louisa nee: McGriff Hall.

Jerry married Nancy Storey in Granite City, IL on August 23, 1997.

The U.S. Army veteran was employed by U.S. Steel for 45 years. He was a member of the Tri City Veterans and was an avid reader who loved his animals,
especially his cat, Cinder and going on vacation with Nancy.

Besides his wife, Jerry is survived by 3 daughters: Angela Hall of East Alton, IL, Karla (William) Burger of Lebanon, IL and Kathy Baugus of Granite City, IL; 4
sons: Brett Hall of Alton, IL, Cory Hall of Staunton, IL, David (Cindy) Harkey of Macks Creek, MO and Jason Harkey of AR; several grandchildren and 5 great
grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters: Betty Tester of Granite City, IL and Lila Sloan of TX and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by 2 sisters: Carol McCartney and Marilyn Hurd.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Granite City APA, Granite City DAV or Heartland Hospice.
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Gary Thornsberry, 73, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, August 4,
2019 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

He was born May 11, 1946 in Granite City, a son of the late Carl and Ruth (Adams) Thornsberry.

He married Nancy (Hicks) Thornsberry in Granite City and she survives.

He had retired from Johnson Controls in Michigan as a financial analyst.

He had served his country with the Illinois National Guard and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Thornsberry; two sons, Eric (Kristin Williams) Thornsberry and Mark (Allison)
Thornsberry; six grandchildren, Austin Rees, Aidan Williams, Cole Thornsberry, Zoie Williams, Calli Thornsberry and Avery Thornsberry; a brother, Craig
(Carolyn) Thornsberry; two nephews, Bryan (Sherri) Thornsberry and Brett (Jeanne) Thornsberry; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:00
noon followed by a memorial gathering at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the American Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Thomas Jenkins, 50, of Troy and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:31 a.m. on Saturday, August 3,
2019 in Hazelwood, Missouri.

He was born August 27, 1968 in Belleville and raised in Granite City, Illinois, a son of Thomas E. and Donna C. (Trgovich) Jenkins of Troy.

He was employed by GKN Aerospace in Hazelwood, Missouri with over 20 years of dedicated service as an aerospace mechanic.

The United States Marine Corp veteran proudly served his country during Operation Desert Storm and was an aircraft safety equipment mechanic. He was
the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three Stars, National Defense Service Medal and numerous other medals
and recognitions throughout his five years of service.

He was a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post #976 and enjoyed his days of fishing and cooking. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a daughter, Claire Jenkins; a son, Ryan Jenkins; his former wife and friend, Charlene (Knox) Jenkins;
two sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and David Houston of Tamaroa, Illinois and Mary and Paul Turner of Buckhead, Georgia; a brother and sister-in-
law, Andrew and Tyler Jenkins of Cincinnati, Ohio; aunts and uncles, William “Mick” and Mary Jenkins, Margaret “Midge” Wadlow, David and Pam Jenkins,
Kathleen Bledsoe and Steve and Susan Willaredt; nieces and nephews; Erin Houston, Emily and Brian Gibbons, Jerod Turner, Chad Turner, Vivian Jenkins,
Liam Jenkins and Payton Parker; twin great niece and great nephew, Finley and Lennon Gibbons; many cousins; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Elizabeth Jenkins and Steve and Clara Trgovich and aunt and uncles, Michael and Judy
Trgovich, Ronald Wadlow and James Bledsoe.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Lisa Guilliams officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Jenkins family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Katrina Lea Koehler, 58 of Granite City, IL passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

Katrina was born on April 6, 1961 in St. Louis, MO; the daughter of the late Eugene and Nettie (Pinnon) Koehler Sr. Katrina was a personal assistant for the
State of Illinois Department of Rehabilitation and of Catholic faith. Katrina had a outgoing personality who loved to chat with anyone and was full of whit. In
her free time she enjoyed her days of gambling, playing card games and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Katrina loved all animals, especially her cats.
She will be remembered for the love of life and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Katrina is survived by and will be missed by her sisters; Connie (Orla) Stephens of Mt. Olive, IL, Pauline (Hale) Miles of Granite City, IL, Stella (Bill) Bush of
Granite City, IL, Gina Coryell and (Donald Sorlie) of Granite City, IL, Mary Lou Schuler of West Plains, MO, Nina (Elmer) Jackson of Granite City, IL; brothers,
Eugene Koehler Jr. of Farmington, MO, Donald (Ann) Koehler of Georgia; special niece, Miranda (Kyle) Graham of Granite City, IL; special nephew, Austin
Graham; special aunt, Pauline Kurley.
In addition to her parents, Katrina was preceded in death by her husband; Richard Grizzard; brothers, Timothy Koehler, James Koehler; niece, Billie Jean
McKeal; nephew, Jimmy Koehler.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Katrina’s
life, services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Frank officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:
00 p.m. at Stephens Cemetery in Greenville, MO. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Dorothy Ruth Bailey, 58, of Granite City, IL passed away at 11:05 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

She was born January 10, 1961 in East. St. Louis, IL.

Dorothy and Randy Bailey were married on August 22, 1980 in Edwardsville, IL. She spent much of her free time at Tri City Speedway, enjoyed crafts and
writing poetry, and had a deep love for her pets.

She was the owner of Dottie’s Day Care in Granite City, IL.

She is survived by her husband: Randy Bailey of Granite City, IL; daughter: Nicole Scroggins of Granite City, IL; two grandchildren: Jordan Scroggins and
Isabel Scroggins; mother: Mary (nee: McManus) Green of Granite City, IL; three brothers: Jeffrey (Jennie) Green of Highland, IL, James Green of Granite City,
IL and Joseph Green of Fairview Heights, IL; mother-in-law: Rosemary Bailey of Granite City, IL; lifelong friend: Susie Rogers of Granite City, IL; and many
other friends and extended family.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Memorials may be made to the Kidney or Diabetes Association
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Jennifer Elaine Boone, 59, of Granite City, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her home.

She was born on February 2, 1960 in Granite City, Il to James and Phyllis (nee: Gordon) Boone Sr.

Jennifer loved her yorkies: Geronimo and Mindy, her cat: Fluffy and doing crafts, going camping and listening to the Beatles.

She is survived by her sister: Susan (Tom) Rothe of Madison, IL; three nieces: Jessica Fleenor, Angie (Scott) Schmid and Jamie Boone; two nephews:
Thomas Rothe Jr. and James Boone III; two great-nieces: Kaitlyn Fleenor and Alexa Fleenor; three great-nephews: Andrew Schmid, Nicholas Schmid and
Carter Boone; and her companion: Donald Cardin of Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother: James Boone Jr.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL
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Kaye (Daniel) Blaylock, 66 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

Kaye was born on October 1, 1952 in Granite City. Kaye worked in human resources for Abbott Ambulance in St. Louis and was a member of Metro
Community Church in Edwardsville. Kaye was a very active athlete who enjoyed her days swimming, biking, figure skating, skiing and gymnastics. Kaye
loved to dance and was well known for her artistic painting talents. She volunteered in the church office at Metro Community Church and loved her family
dearly, especially her grandchildren. Kaye will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Kaye is survived by and will be missed by her husband; James Blaylock, whom she married on January 13, 2003; her parents, David D. and Barbara A.
(Bond) Daniel of Collinsville, IL; children, Nathan (Amy) Welser of Maryville, IL, Chad Purdy of Belleville, IL; brothers, David F. (Vicky) Daniel of Troy, IL, Scott
(Terria) Daniel of Lincoln, AL, Todd (Kathy) Daniel of Troy, IL; sisters, Julie (Steve) Carr of O’Fallon, IL, Mitzie (Doug) Clippert of Keokuk, IA, Debbie Brittin of
Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Luke Welser, Grace Welser, Jacob Welser; 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 6 great-nephews, 4 great-nieces.

In celebration of Kaye’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary
Steffaniak officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Emil Richard Neubauer, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Emil was born on January 1,
1936 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Emil Joseph Neubauer and Valeria (Zientara) Neubauer.

Emil proudly served his country in the United States Army. On May 4, 1957, Emil married Maryanne Ziolkowski, the love of his life at St. Mary Catholic Church
in Madison, IL. Maryanne passed away on August 17, 2001. Emil was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was a 4th
Degree Knight with the Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. Emil retired from the maintenance department at Spectralite in Madison, IL, after
many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed golfing and going to antique car shows. Emil also enjoyed watching football; he was an avid Washington
Redskins fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Emil will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Emil is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Suzette and Frank Holmes of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Frank Holmes of Granite City, IL
and Marlena Holmes (Trent Hathaway) of Collinsville, IL; proud great-grandfather to Francesca Holmes 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, August 4, 2019, with a Chalice Service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice or to the Knights of Columbus, for the Special Olympics. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.
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Matthew Keith Sabo, age 41, of Fairmont City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Matthew was born on March 11,
1978 in Granite City, IL.

Matthew enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and flying remote control airplanes. Matt also loved the outdoors especially hiking, camping and canoeing. His
greatest joy was spending time with his daughter, family and friends. Matthew 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 paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mathilda York; and by a cousin, Brandon Caple.

Matthew is survived by his loving daughter, Cara Madison Sabo of Edwardsville, IL; dear mother, Debbie South of Edwardsville, IL; dear father and step-
mother, Stephan and Becky Sabo of Edwardsville, IL; brothers, Jason Sabo of Kirkwood, MO and Jordan Sabo of Texas; maternal grandparents, Jeff and
Betty Caple of Fairmont City, IL; uncles and aunts, Jimmy Caple of Granite City, IL, Les and Christa Sabo of St. Peters, MO, Vera and Bud Hudson of Atlanta,
GA and Maggie and Richard Rohr of Belleville, IL; special cousin, Jamie Caple of Granite City, IL; step-sisters, Katie (Adam) Nicoloff of Edwardsville, IL and
Ashley (Jonathan) Dale of Alton, IL; many other cousins, extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Cara’s Education Fund. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Anthony Emilio “Tony” Cilano, 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:27 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at St. Louis
University Hospital.

He was born August 6, 1957 in Rochester, New York, a son of the late Joseph Emilio and Dorothy Mae (Bush) Cilano.

He married Mary Therese (Loftus) Cilano on November 19, 1988 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey and she survives.

He worked at St. Louis University Hospital and cared for many people and families as a Registered Nurse.

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.

He was an excellent cook, avid trivia player and car enthusiast and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 30 years, he is survived by a son, Dominic Emilio Cilano of Granite City; a daughter, Mia Therese Cilano of Granite City;
eight brothers and sisters and their spouses, James and Peggy Cilano of Oklahoma, Joanne MacLarty of New York, Dr. Thomas and Elizabeth Cilano of
New York, Mary Cilano of New York, Ann and Paul Lindsay of New York, Sarah and Edmund Klimek of New Jersey, Joseph and Becky Cilano of New York
and Vincent and Dana Cilano of New York; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as
celebrant. Military rites will be accorded.

Private family burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville will be at a later date.
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Howard H. Koenig, 77, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born on November 20, 1941 in Granite City, IL to Edwin and Lois nee: Pinkerton Koenig.

Howard married Shannon Malone in Granite City, IL.

The U.S. Navy veteran retired from Teamster’s Local 610 as a driver after over 30 years of service. Howard was a member of the AMVETS and Steel City
Bass Masters. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping.

Besides his wife of 56 years, Howard is survived by a daughter, Tracey Koenig Angle of Granite City, IL; 2 sons: John Koenig of Kansas City, MO and Todd
(Pam) Koenig of Granite City, IL.; 8 grandchildren: Amy, Peyton, Ashley, Megan, Taylor, Dawson, Kaitlin and Kirsten. Also surviving are 3 great grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Howard is preceded in death by 2 sisters: Jackie Tapp and Nora Arnett.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Marian Frances Hudson, 89, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

She was born on October 15, 1929 in Granite City, IL to James and Virginia nee: Smith Shastid.

Marian married Owen Hudson, who preceded her in death.

She enjoyed the company of her dog, Max.

The loving mother is survived by a daughter, Donna Johnson of Granite City, IL and a son, Walter (Brenda) Phillips of Granite City, IL a grandson, Jason
Phillips and 2 great grandchildren: Jacob Phillips and Kayleigh Phillips; a brother , Richard (Phyllis) Ficker of Granite City, IL and a sister, Barbara (Stan)
Barnes of Edwardsville, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, Marian is preceded in death by 2 brothers: James Shastid and Eddie Ficker and 3 sisters: Norma Bain, Betty Ebling and
Juanita Calve.

Marian’s wishes were that her body was to be donated to science.
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Robert Wayne Smith Sr., 66, of Madison, IL, passed away at 4:11 a.m. Fri. July 26, 2019..

He was born Oct. 10, 1952 in Granite City to the late Arthur & Edna (Mize) Smith.
Robert retired from the Madison School District after many years of service.

He is survived by 3 sons: Robert Wayne (Susan) Smith Jr. of Collinsville, IL, John-Paul Smith of Granite City and Samuel Smith of Madison, IL; 2
granddaughters: Ava & Ella Smith; a grandson: Caleb Clark; and a sister: Joyce (Ron) Mueller of Collinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Billy Joe Smith; and a sister: Helen Sellers.

Services are private.
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Emma Irene Dawes, 96, of Granite City, IL passed away at 1:04 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at St. Louis University Hospital
in St. Louis, MO.
She was born December 12, 1922 in Granite City, IL to Moss and Mary Elizabeth (nee: Rassmann) Lindsay.
Emma Irene Lindsay and Emerald Dawes married in Granite City, IL.
She is survived by two daughters: Brenda Vierling of Granite City, IL and Ruth Ann Lee of Pleasant Grove, UT; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren
and one great-great- grandchild.
Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons: Robert and Larry Dawes, four brothers and three sisters.
Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Juell Ray Moad, 78, of Granite City, IL passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at St. Louis University Hospital, MO.

He was born on January 4, 1941 to Jude and Florence Mae (nee: Tindell) Moad.

Juell retired after working in construction for many years.

He is survived by two daughters: Jackie Moad and Julie Lepek both of Granite City, IL; three sons: Jerry Moad of Fort Myers, FL, Jefry (Tammy) Moad of
Independence, MO and Jimey Moad of Cape Coral, FL, 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother: James (Ethel) Moad of KY; and a sister: Janet
(Dennis) Girard-Cooper of Hartford, CT.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife: Edna (nee: McClure) Moad, brother: Johnny Moad and two sisters: Joyce Comer and Judel
Hoffman.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Clifford Dale Wilson, 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Wed. July 24, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
IL.

He was born Feb. 5, 1943 in Alma, MI.

Mr. Wilson was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  He had been a member of Amvets Post #51 and a longtime volunteer at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City.

He leaves behind his loving daughters, Janelle, Diane and Dayna. Also, left behind are all of his beautiful grandchildren, Ray Walker Jr., Jessica White,
Brittany Pagano, Bridgette West, Kennedi Gonzales, and Benjamin Gonzales.   Also, surviving his death are his great grandchildren, Zoey, Olivia, Molli,
Dayton, Aubrey, Mya, Malania and Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Glenda Faye (Eaker) Wilson on May 26, 2018. They were married Feb. 22, 1986 and celebrated 32 years
together until her death .

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. July 29, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tues. July 30,
2019.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Amvets #51.
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Christopher Lee Swisher, 53, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tues. July 23, 2019 at his home while under
hospice care.

He was born Mar. 22, 1966 in East St. Louis, IL to Dorothy (Simmons) Swisher of Granite City and the late Lloyd Swisher.

Chris loved racing and NASCAR as well as fishing, flowers and birdwatching.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: Jerry Swisher; and a sister: Tammy Sullivan, both of Granite City; and many extended family and friends.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved dog, “Harvick”.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at 4:00 p.m. Sun. July 28, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m.
Mon. July 29, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family
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Louis William Maessen Jr., 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born December 16, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Louis William Maessen Sr. and the late Rosemary (Kirby) Kell.

He married Evelyn Loretta (Hardester) Maessen on November 6, 1987 in Granite City and she survives.

Louis was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and will be remembered as a social butterfly and loved listening to music and dancing.

He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Alice Maessen.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Nicole (Charles) Hill of Kentucky and Tabatha Hardester of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Sharon
Maessen of Bonne Terre, Missouri; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Dan Janger of Chandler, Arizona; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until
time of service at 12:00 noon.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Larry Keith Rutter, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.

He was born September 28, 1950 in Granite City, a son of the late Lawrence and Margaret “Maxine” (Wyatt) Rutter.

He married Christine M. (Doeller) Rutter on December 18, 1982 in St. Louis and she survives.

Keith retired in 2013 from Canteen Vending after many years of dedicated service as a driver.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Wood River Eagles and proud member of the
Teamster’s Local #688 in St. Louis. He loved watching sports and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Blues Hockey. He enjoyed his
years of bowling and playing pool and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie Ann and Paul Brewer of Pocahontas and Kelly and Curtis McGarity of
Highland; four grandchildren, Jessica Hussey, Justin Martin, Keith McGarity and Claire McGarity; five great grandchildren, Aria, Mason, J.J., Teddy and
Hanna; one brother, Dennis (Phil Cruse) Rutter of Granite City; five sisters, Donna (Mike Allison) Ifland of Granite City, Faith (Steve) Helton of Florida, Bev
(Rob) Henley of Collinsville, Lt. Col. Theresa (Lt. Col. John) Turner of Michigan and Cindy (Tim Cavins) DeGonia of Granite City; brother-in-law, David Payne
of Bethalto; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce (Ted) Brazel and Sandy Payne.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Lt. Col. John Turner will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family wishes memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Willowdeen Walker, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:11 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Christian Hospital in
St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born March 28, 1927 in Greenville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Melvin and Jimmie (Motes) Mayes.

She married Russell Ray Walker on November 19, 1964 and he passed away on June 22, 2003.

She was an owner and operator of Walker’s Jewelry Store, Queens Wear Boutique and Lori’s Fashions in Granite City for many years.

She was a faithful member of Peace Church and enjoyed singing with the choir. She also enjoyed her days of bowling and traveling and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Renard Brown of Holiday, Florida; three grandchildren, Amanda Martin and husband, Jason of New
Port Richey, Florida, Jessica Curtis of Holiday, Florida and Jacob Dacus and fiancé, Kasey Watkins of Granite City; six great grandchildren, Sadie, Jason,
Austin, Morgan, Makayla and Maddie; a great-great grandson, Zachary; a sister, Rosalie King of Granite City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and
Beverly Mayes of Granite City and Winston and Sylvia Mayes of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Herman Mayes and Donald and Peggy
Mayes; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Nellie King, Dormalee and Robert Peach and Peggy Mayes.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Cory Penn officiating.

Burial will follow 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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Steve Novosel, 83, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Madison and Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 23, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 20, 1935 in Madison, a son of the late Steve and Mary (Denis) Novosel.

He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Freddie and Margie Novosel and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Grove.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Valenica “Val” (Mell) Novosel of Glen Carbon; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Mike West of Glen
Carbon; three grandchildren, Steffen of Chicago, Garrison and Rachel of Glen Carbon and Ashlin of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War Conflict, 1952-1956, serving on the USS Earl K. Olsen Destroyer Escort
ship.

Steve retired in 1994 as a supervisor from the Olin Corporation Primer Island in East Alton as a supervisor after 35 years of dedicated service.

He served four years on the Chouteau Drainage District in Granite City and eight years as a Chouteau Township Board trustee. He is a member of St.
Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 in Granite City and former member of the
American Legion. He was a member and proud supporter of the U.S.O. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family and enjoyed gardening
and watching movies and sports.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon with Father Patrick Gibbons as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or to VITAS Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kimberly Jane White, 48, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 10:34 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her home.

She was born January 14, 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona.

She enjoyed working with crafts and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl White.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dollie and Larry LaBarge; daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Ryan Johnston; son, Caleb Chamberlain; five
brothers, Chad White, Carl White Jr., Calvin “C.W.” White, Cody White and Chase White; former husbands, Scott Chamberlain and Ronnie Davidson; many
aunts; uncles; 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, July 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Terry Sutton officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Helen Ann Lovell, 83, of Mitchell passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Bethesda Dilworth in St. Louis.

She was born July 27, 1935 in Granite City to John and Julie (nee; Janci) Kovar. She married Charles Lovell June 16, 1972. She was retired from Hunter
Meat Packing. Helen loved spending time with her family. In her free time she enjoyed traveling, long road trips with her husband and gardening; especially
her roses.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles Lovell; son, John Ashburn; grandchildren, Julie Nighohossian, J.J Bruger, and John Ashburn Jr.; three
great grandchildren; a brother, John Kovar; sister-in-law, Marka Kovar and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Teresa (nee: Ashburn) Glass, granddaughter, Johnelle Ashburn and brother, Joe Kovar.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com. In lieu of flowers
memorials can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1001 Craig Rd, Suite 480, St. Louis, MO, 63146.
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Della S. Thrasher, 78, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, July 19, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 22, 1940 in Neelyville, MO to Arthur and Catherine B (nee: Cox) Thrasher.

Della married Harvey Doyle Thrasher is Wood River, IL on November 26, 1963. He preceded her in death in 2011.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Thrasher of Granite City; three grandchildren, Swain (Candice) Thrasher of Granite City, Casey Thrasher of Belleville and
Katie Sue Thrasher of Granite City; two great grandchildren, Ava and Skylalynn Sue Thrasher; two sisters, Stella Galvin and Norma Canal both of Park Hills,
MO. and two brothers, Vernon Cox of Garden City, MO and Frank Smith of Belgrade, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Gene Cox, John Cox, Charles Cox and Raymond Barber and two sisters, Virginia
Shannon and Grace Chapic.

Services for Friday, July 26, 2019 are pending.
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Jeffrey Scott Strubberg, 56, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

He was born on June 3, 1963 in Granite City, IL to Victor Donald Strubberg and Phyllis nee: Dailey Bodi.

Jeffrey married Nancy Copeland in Granite City, IL on March 19, 1994.

The U.S. Army veteran retired from Stonehard Custom Flooring and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Besides his wife and father, Jeffrey is survived by a daughter, Tonya Keelin of Granite City, IL; a son, Jeffrey Strubberg of Granite City, IL; 2 grandchildren:
Tevin Jones and Charle’ Jones; step-mother, Patricia Strubberg of Plainview, IL and 5 sisters: Donna (Richard) Peck of Carlinville, IL, Susan K Strubberg
(Mike Simpson) of Granite City, IL, Vicki (Esley) Welch of Pierron, IL, April Strubberg- Hall of Arlington, TX, Stephanie Mabus of Girard, IL and many nieces
and nephews.

Jeffrey is preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Steven Strubberg.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Joan Brewer, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her home. She was born
June 16, 1928 in Murphysboro, Illinois, a daughter of the late Harry C. and Leota (Childers) Summers.

She married Jimmie B. Brewer on March 8, 1947 in Madison, Illinois and he survives.

She retired in 1983 as an accountant with Government support services and had worked locally at the Granite City Army Depot. She was a faithful member
of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and was a talented quilter and enjoyed her days of cooking, baking and canning.

She will always be remembered for the love she had for her family, her strength, her determination of never giving up, her loving heart, her generosity and
her famous chocolate pies along with all the other pies. No one will ever compare.

In addition to her beloved husband of 72 years, she is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Smith of Granite City; a son, Dennis Brewer of Godfrey; four
grandchildren and their spouses, Todd and Shawnette Smith of Granite City, Kara and Troy Fisher of Godfrey, Stacey and Tony Goodman of Pocahontas
and Dustin and Jessica Brewer of Granite City; six great grandchildren, Devin Turner, Mackenzie Fisher, Anna Brewer, Evan Brewer, Anthony Goodman and
Justin Fisher; two great-great grandchildren, Kynzlee Fisher and Taelyn Fisher; a sister, Patricia Niehaus of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald Smith; a daughter-in-law, Diane Brewer; a sister, Jackie Riley and mother-in-
law and father-in-law, James and Grace Brewer.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 with Reverend Tim Pate and Reverend Susan Harrison officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois for their care and kindness during this time and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Frank Joseph Laub III, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1938 in Granite City, the son of the late Mary (Kraus) and Frank Joseph Laub II.

He married Darlene D. (Melton) Laub on September 27, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage. She
passed away on August 7, 2017.

He retired as a maintenance planner in 1997 from Granite City Steel after 39 of dedicated service.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, the Granite City Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098, S.O.A.R. and the Granite
City Elks Lodge #1063. Frank was very involved in service to his community and served on many boards including his tenure as Vice Chairman of the
Madison County Board, Democrat Chairman of the Granite City Precinct Committeeman and the Metro East Sanitary District Board. He was an avid bowler,
golfer and fisherman.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank J. Laub IV and Deanne Laub of Granite City and Greg and Cindy Laub of Edwardsville; a daughter
and son-in-law, Beth and Joe Juneau of Granite City; eleven grandchildren and their spouses, Katie and Ben Martin, Kelsey and Zach Jarvis, Kari Laub,
Nicole Laub, Tyler Laub, Trevor Laub, David Smith, Mark and Meghan Smith, Danielle Juneau, Chad Juneau and Brittany Juneau; seven great
grandchildren, Sophia Martin, Evie Jo Martin, Korrina Jarvis, Makenna Smith, Maddox Smith, Mila Smith and November Morelan; other extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be held at Calvary Catholic
Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice, 1604 Eastport Plaza Drive, Suite 102, Collinsville, IL 62234 or to Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington
Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Terry L. Rumpf, 66, of Granite City, IL, and formerly of Venice, IL, passed away at 5:38 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019 at
University Care Center in Edwardsville, Il.

He was born November 12, 1952 in Granite City, IL to Fred and Alice (nee: Grimes) Rumpf.

On July 27, 1974, he and Karen Vancil married in Venice, IL.

He graduated from Venice High School in 1970 and then he graduated from Ranken technical College in 1974. Terry retired after 32 years of service in 2011
from Bi State Development, St. Louis, IL as a mechanic and blacksmith. He loved classic cars, going fishing and bowling. Most of all he loved spending
time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Karen (nee: Vancil) Rumpf of Granite City, IL; two sons: Jason (Kelly Tyson) Rumpf of Belleville, IL and Justin Rumpf of
Granite City, IL; grandson: Gavin Rumpf; sister: Christine (Robert) Dorsen of Troy, MO and a niece Heather Dorsen of Troy, MO.

He was preceded in death by both parents: Fred and Alice (nee: Grimes) Rumpf.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Carl A. Stucke, 60, of Granite City, IL passed away Mon. July 15, 2019 at his home.

He was born Apr. 26, 1959 in Granite City to the late George & June Stucke.

Carl had worked at American Steel and Wal-Mart as a maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by a son: Carl (Jessica) Stucke II; 2 grandchildren: Josiah and Noah all of Granite City; and a brother: Jay Stucke of New Douglas, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Eberhardt.

Services are private.
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Walter “Wally” M. Lewis, age 78, of Troy, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Aspen
Creek Memory Care in Troy, IL.

Wally was born on April 28, 1941 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Lloyd Lewis and Mary Ellen (Woodsworth) Lewis.

On August 3, 1959, Wally married Roberta Modglin, his high school sweetheart in East St. Louis, IL. Wally retired from Union Electric (Ameren) after thirty-
eight years of dedicated service. He was a member of Unity Church in Granite City, IL. Wally enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending
time with his family, especially with his children and grandchildren, whom he adored. Wally loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Wally was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Walt Ordway.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Roberta Lewis of Troy, IL; loving children, Cheryl (John) Reisenleiter of Granite City, IL, Christine Ordway of Holts Summit,
MO and Michael (Robin) Lewis of Staunton, IL; proud grandfather to Brooke Streicher of Bethalto, IL, Jennifer (Newton) Tilson of Granite City, IL, Kyle (Tiffany)
Hoelscher of Baytown, TX, Cole (Raks) Hoelscher of Santa Rosa, CA, Madilyn (Jason) Hill of Marine, IL, Jacob (Abbie Peterson) Lewis of Naples, FL, Tyler
(Karly) Seago of Collinsville, IL and Tori Seago of Staunton, IL; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way in October; one great-great-grandchild on the
way in September; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Jason Fishburn officiating. Interment will be in
Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Unity Church in Granite City, IL or to St. Johns Adult Day Care in Collinsville, IL. Donations will be
accepted at the funeral chapel.

What the mind forgets, the heart remembers “Lewy Body Dementia”.
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Ralph Beckmann, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Fountain View Manor, Granite City, IL.

Ralph was born on November 23, 1927 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Charles Beckmann and Clara (Buenger) Beckmann.

Ralph was a faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ. On March 1, 1952, Ralph married Lois Borchwardt, the love of his life at the church. Lois
passed away on January 2, 2019. Ralph was a hardworking farmer his entire life. He enjoyed going to church, working and spending time with his family
and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving sister, Merle Rose of Granite City, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. John United Church of Christ, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the church, with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Gavilsky, Cynthia Ann “Cindy G” (nee Schuler) 64, passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July
11, 2019.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence J. Gavilsky, children Jamie Gavilsky, Emily (Joel Rahn) Gavilsky, and Tessa (Frank) Florio. Also surviving her are her
father Paul Schuler, her brothers Allan (Diane), Fred (Lisa), and Joe (Jamie) Schuler and sisters Paula (Dale) Hubbard, Cathy (Daniel) Dummerth, and Terry
(Eric) Mitchell. She had several cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins as well. She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Lanham Schuler.

Cindy was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. She was a graduate of Western Illinois University where she obtained her first Masters degree in
Alternative and Special Education. Cindy was a lifelong learner and achieved two additional Masters degrees in Counseling and Education Administration.
Her true passion included her work at Coordinated Youth & Human Services, where she dedicated 34 years and served as their Executive Director. She was
instrumental in establishing the Billie’s Kids Christmas celebration for families in need. She gave back to her community by serving on countless
committees and boards including the Rotary Club, where she was an active member and served as past President. Cindy was also a board member of the
Granite City Area Community Foundation, the Granite City Hall of Fame Committee, Madison-Bond Workforce Innovation Board, and numerous others.
Cindy was a proud Catholic and loved praying the rosary daily. As a leader in her community, she always found ways to positively impact and improve the
lives of those around her. Above all else, Cindy’s major source of pride was her family. She celebrated her life with them and she will be missed terribly by
all!

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 at St. Boniface Catholic Church: 110 North Buchanan Street Edwardsville, IL 62025. A
Celebration of Life will be held in the coming months.

Memorials in Cindy’s memory may be made to Coordinated Youth & Human Services: 2016 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040
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Sharon J. Lansaw, 76 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Sharon was born on January 12, 1943 in St. Louis; the daughter of the late Wentford G. and Myrtle (Provance) Hicks. Sharon was a department supervisor at
Welsh Baby Carriage Company in St. Louis and in her free time, Sharon enjoyed her days of spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her
loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Sharon is survived by and will be missed by her son; Gino Hicks of St. Louis; grandchildren, Melanie (Ryan) Oehler, Kellie (Tiffani) Williams; great-
grandchildren, Sydney Oehler, Connor Oehler; sister, Connie Nix; brother, James G. Hicks and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband; James R. Lansaw Sr., whom she married on November 27, 1981.

In celebration of Sharon’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Patricia
Adams officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Paul Tillman Barnett, 54, of Madison passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Jersey County, IL.

He was born February 24, 1965 in Granite City to Phil Tillman and Betty Jane (nee: Willman) Barnett. He was employed at the family owned business of
Barnett Termite and Pest control in Madison.  

He is survived by his mother, Betty Barnett of Madison, IL; two sons, Paul Alan Lucas Barnett of Ellington, MO and Dylan Tillman Barnett of Granite City; four
grandchildren; two brothers, Carl (Bonnie) Barnett of Collinsville and Rickey Barnett of Pontoon Beach and three sisters, Linda (Harold) Barnett of Elizabeth,
KY, Verna (John) Gall of Madison and Shirley (James) Crain of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Phil T. Barnett and a brother, Phil E. “Gene” Barnett.

Arrangements are pending.
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Ann Margaret Skundrich Schall, age 96, a resident of Glen Carbon, Illinois, died on July 6, 2019.

She was born on June 22, 1923, in Granite City, Illinois, to Nickolaus Skundrich and Mary Rusa Skundrich. As the daughter of Croatian immigrants, she
spoke Croatian and English at home and graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Illinois, on May 29, 1941. Fifty-seven students received
diplomas that year—the largest graduating class in the school’s history at the time.

Barely six months later, the United States entered World War II in December 1941. On August 1, 1942, the Granite City Engineer Depot opened to train
officers and enlisted men in engineer supply and maintenance functions. Energetic civilian clerk-typists were in high demand, and a young Ann Skundrich
started her career in federal civil service there during the war. In 1962, the depot was renamed the Granite City Army Depot—a particularly significant year for
Miss Skundrich of Madison.

In October of 1962, Ann, now a GS-8 in federal civil service in St. Louis, a Madison homeowner, and a benefactor of her widowed mother, married Major
Joseph F. Schall. The former high school classmates wed at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Madison, and hosted a reception at the Officer’s Club,
Granite City Army Depot. After the wedding, Ann joined Joe and his two children, Eileen and Richard, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

When Joe Schall, now a Lieutenant Colonel, received orders for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in 1964, Ann, Eileen, and Richard moved to Granite
City. Joe retired from the Army in July 1966. Since both he and Ann shared the hometown of Madison, he retired to the area and began a second career in
management with Granite City Steel. Ann and Joe built a home in Granite City and lived there until he transferred in 1978 to Weirton Steel in Weirton, West
Virginia. When Joe died in 1985, Ann returned to Illinois and lived near family in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area.

Ann married Edgar W. Wille in 1996 at Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Glen Carbon. The retired couple made their home locally and moved
eventually to Meridian Village in Glen Carbon. Edgar died in August 2014 at age 94.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nickolaus and Mary Skundrich; her two older brothers, Stephen, Jr., and Peter Skundrich; her older sister, Helen
Skundrich Knezevich; her first husband, Joseph F. Schall; and her second husband, Edgar W. Wille. She is survived by her son, Richard J. Schall, and
daughter-in-law, Lynne, of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews scattered around the country. Of many
dear relatives, special thanks are given to her nephew, Thomas Skundrich and his wife Rose, of Wood River, Illinois.

Ann Schall is remembered as a high-energy optimist who worked hard on the job and for her family. In her leisure, she cultivated a “green thumb,”
developed her talent as a seamstress, volunteered at her church, enjoyed her family and friends, and never forgot how to laugh.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon on Wednesday, July 10, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
with a Wake Service at 4:00 p.m. A Rite of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, 155 North Main
Street, Glen Carbon, with Reverend Patrick Gibbons officiating. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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Patricia Ann Patton, 69, of Granite City, IL, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at her residence.

Pat was born March 4, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to Donald A. and Annabell M. (Harmann) Patton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one niece, Tracy (Patton) Rodrick.

She is survived by her siblings, Chris Patton of Granite City, IL and  Susan Patton (Diane Wegmann) of Edwardsville, IL; nephew, James (Lisa) Patton and
niece, Toni (John) Lowe; and great-nieces, Lexi and Kailyn Lowe.

For many years, Pat worked at Metro East Drug Company and was currently employed in the occupational health department at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City. She and her sister, Susan enjoyed their many travels together and the memories they made. Pat loved her family dearly and
cherished their time together. She was an active member of Grace Church in Pontoon Beach, IL. Her strong faith in God led her through her life and was
always most important to her. Pat will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made to Feeding America. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink..”  Matthew 25:35.

VISITATION: A visitation for Pat will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, IL. Cremation rites have
been accorded.
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Keith Shuppert Jr. 35, of Granite City passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical cCenter.

He was born August 14, 1983 in Maryville, IL to Keith Shuppert Sr. and Donna (nee: Zeugin) Shuppert. He married Melissa Morthland June 1, 2019 in
Granite City. Keith loved dog training and enjoyed auto races and sporting events. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and volunteered at the
food pantry.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Shuppert of Granite City, who he loved dearly; parents; step daughter, Kaitlyn Morthland; maternal grandmother, Jackie
Kirkover of Pontoon Beach; grandma, Janet Watson of Granite City; mother-in-law, Carolyn Morthland of Granite City and father-in-law Rich Freeman of
Granite City.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bobbie and Paul Shuppert and maternal grandfather, Bobby Kirkover.

The family will hold a memorial service at Bethesda Baptist Church at a later date.
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Raymond J. Guenther, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born March 28, 1930 in Granite City, a son of the late Francis J. and Clara E. Guenther.

He married Lucille Marie (Merseal) Guenther on July 30, 1955 in Richwoods, Missouri and she survives.

He retired as a shipping clerk in 1992 from Granite City Steel after 43 years of dedicated service.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War and was the recipient of the Korean War Service Medal, three Bronze
Service Stars and other medals and recognitions. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of fishing, canoeing and camping. He also enjoyed playing
board games, especially Aggravation.
He had a love of music and was talented with numerous instruments and always cherished singing with his family. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 63 years, he is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Phyllis and Mark Trolinger of Park Hills, Missouri, Sharon
and William Maiden of Culpeper, Virginia, Diana Guenther of Fairview Heights and Marilyn and Brad Browning of Granite City; two sons and daughters-in-
law, Raymond II and Shandra Guenther of Hartford and Thomas and Amy Guenther of Granite City; eighteen grandchildren, Travis, Sara, Emmily, Jessica,
Rae, Felicia, Cassidy, Tim II, Stacy, Katie, Ashley, Larry, James, Kristin, Raymond III, Elizabeth, Malissa and Danielle; six great grandchildren, Tori, Taylor,
Cecilia, Henry, Elliot and Kayleigh; a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Fred Cavins of Granite City; two brothers, Howard Guenther of Granite City and
John Guenther of Festus, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Cliff and Virginia Guenther and Joyce Germanceri and four brothers, Morgan,
Donald, Larry and Charles Guenther.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Dolores Parente, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.
Dolores was born on February 26, 1931 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Ponce and Lena (Shambro) Ponce.

On June 18, 1955, Dolores Ponce married Joseph “Don” Parente, the love of her life in Venice, IL. Don passed away on July 1, 2002. Dolores was a proud
homemaker who loved cooking and taking care of her family. She enjoyed her days traveling with Don. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children
and grandchildren, whom she adored. Dolores will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Ponce; sisters, Ann Graklanoff, Mattia Mannina and Marjorie
Greenwald.

She is survived by her loving children, Ron (Kim) Parente of Granite City, IL, Joe (Beth) Parente of Parkville, MO, Diane (Jim) Jackson of Edwardsville, IL and
Cindy (Robin) Smith of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Robert (Ina Mae) Ponce, Josie Miofsky, and Gloria (Pete) Fields; proud grandmother to Ronnie
Parente, Derek Jackson, Tyler Smith, Jordan Parente, Aaron Parente and Lindsay (Keagan) Mouradian; proud great-grandmother to Jason Simpson;
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, at Irwin Chapel.

Dolores will be laid to rest next to Don at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Granite City Park District. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Max Paul Clinard, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 7, 1933 in Bumpus Mills, Tennessee, a son of the late James Alexander and Hettie Elizabeth (Wallace) Clinard.

He married Sherrill Jean (McFalls) Clinard on August 15, 1952 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1994 after 42 years of dedicated service as a tin smith with Granite City Steel and National Steel.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Granite City
Masonic Triple Lodge #835. He was an avid reader, talented craftsman and enjoyed his days of gardening and hunting.

In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 67 years, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Harold “Sonny” Sebastian of Michigan, Sherri
Clinard of Marissa and Kristy Jo and John Gore of Ozark, Missouri; son-in-law, Elmer “Bud” Humphrey of Texas; daughter-in-law, Monica Clinard of
Tennessee; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; a sister, Opal Hutchison of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Humphrey; a son, Paul Clinard; two brothers, Luther Clinard and Claude Rider
and four sisters, Margaret Townzen, Jeanette Knott, Mildred Nicholls and Audrey Mills.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 3:00 p.m. with Chaplain Jim Donahue officiating.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
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Margaret M. McRoy, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Rosewood Care
Center in Edwardsville.

She was born June 27, 1927 in Corpus Christi, Texas, a daughter of the late Edgar and Pearl (Ballard) Doyle.

She married Eugene McRoy on June 27, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on February 1, 2005.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters. She is survived by two daughters; many grandchildren and great
grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral
service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Larry D Chamness, 53, of Granite City, IL went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born on April 5, 1966 in Alton, IL to Morris A. Chamness and Dorothy A. nee: Lang Barrett.

Larry married Tammy Hall in Granite City, IL on November 19, 1994.

The loving husband and father was a maintenance worker for Holton Meat Company in Sauget, IL. He enjoyed gambling and participated in several poker
tournaments.

Besides his wife and parents, Larry is survived by a son, Darren Chamness of Granite City, IL; a grandson, Aiden Chamness; a brother, Jason Barrett of
Granite City, IL and 2 sisters: Sherry (Gary) Dacus of TN and Kelly Chamness of Granite City, IL.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. The funeral service will held at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Maryville Rd in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Dominique Christine Gonzales, 33, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:03 a.m. July 1, 2019 in Granite City.

She was born Jan. 1, 1986 in Albuquerque, NM to the late Domingo & Tina (Sena) Gonzales.

Dominique is survived by 6 children; her fiancée: Brodrick Ming of Granite City; 2 sisters: Angelica (Mario) Gonzalez of El Paso, TX and Monique Anaya of
Albuquerque, NM; and a brother: Antonio Gonzales of Houston, TX.

The family will hold a private service.
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Carolyn Sue Belling, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:32 a.m. Sat. June 29, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
IL.

She was born July 14, 1936 in Centralia, IL to the late Donald R. & Willa Gertrude (Dukes) Williams.

On June 4, 1955, she and William J. Belling were married in Granite City.  He preceded her in death May 28, 2015.

Carolyn was a member of Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church and belonged to Church Women United and the Granite City Elkettes.  She served as a
music teacher for Musical Kindergarten with the National School of Music in Granite City and played the organ, accordion, clarinet and bass clarinet.  She
treasured her time with her family and was known as a second mother to many of her son’s friends.

She is survived by 3 sons: Edward Lynn Belling of Granite City, James Alan (Jenice) Belling of Salem, SC and William Randal Belling of Maryville; 8
grandchildren: Jessalyn, Monica, Hilary, Jared, Autumn, Grayson, Gabriel and Meg; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Gregory Joseph Belling; and a sister: Patsy Ann Williams.

The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Sun. July 14, 2019 at Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Swank officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church.
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Pauline Keel, 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Thurs. June 27, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

She was born Nov. 7, 1933 in Chitina, AK to the late Frank & Walya (Billum) Hobson.

On Aug. 20, 1956, she and Charles Marvin Keel were married in Anchorage, AK.  He preceded her in death July 9, 2002.

Pauline was a homemaker and artist, painting in oils as well as other mediums.  She was a former active member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son: Edward (Rebecca) Keel of Granite City; a daughter: Karen (James) Higgins of Barnhart, MO; 6 grandchildren: Richard (Bonnie)
Nelson, Marie Keel-Evans, Holly Keel Gordnier, James Nelson, Tawnee (Matt) Chandler and Jade Keel; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Gary Keel; 3 brothers: Richard, George and Victor Hobson; and 2 sisters: Mabel Hash and Mary
Levshikoff.

The family will hold a private burial service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Patricia Stella Watkins, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:08 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born August 23, 1945 in St. Louis.

She married Jerry Wayne Watkins December 31, 1962 in St. Louis and he passed away on August 23, 2007.

She retired in 1991 from Atlas Van Lines after 10 years of service as an office manager and taught school at Gateway and Rivers of Life Schools from 1994
until 2008.

She was a devoted member of Rivers of Life Community Church in Granite City and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry W. and Dawn Watkins Jr. of Arnold, Missouri and Charles “Travis” and Melissa Watkins of Granite
City; eight grandchildren, Krista, Amber, Becca, Rudy Jr., Travis Jr., Brooke, Brittany, Ronnie and Heather; five great grandchildren, Blake, Carter, Emerson,
Savannah and Skylar; a brother, Joe Herget of Bunnell, Florida; a sister-in-law, LaVern Swisher of Ballwin, Missouri; special friend, Kathy Thomas of
Bedford, Indiana; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Stella (Minker) Herget; a son, Rudy L. Watkins and a brother-in-law, Wayne
Swisher.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with her son, Pastor Travis Watkins officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Rivers of Life Church to support the food pantry and may be accepted at the
funeral home
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Dee Anna Miller, 80 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.

Dee Anna was born on May 25, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; the daughter of the late Joe K. and Velma Marie (Dixon) Cralley. Dee Anna had worked for St.
Louis Trimming in production and was a member of the American Whippet Club. In her free time she enjoyed her days of traveling to dog shows, playing
Bingo, bird watching and visiting the casinos. Her greatest joy was her family which she adored. Dee Anna will be remembered for her kind heart and telling
her family that “I’m ready to be with my Jesus”.

Dee Anna is survived by and will be missed by her son; Dr. Todd Miller (Todd Bennett) of Louisiana, MO; daughter, Kristi Patrick and fiancé (Brian Trout) of
St. Clair Shores, MI; daughter-in-law, Tracy Romeo of Granite City; sisters, Judy Broshow of Granite City, Carol Nelson of Granite City; 6 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Dee Anna was preceded in death by her daughter; Tami Renee Braun; son, Greg Miller; brother, Gary Lee Cralley.

In celebration of Dee Anna’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the American Whippet
Club or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Frank J. Juhasz, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center,
Edwardsville, IL.

Frank was born on May 4, 1923 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John Juhasz Sr. and Julia Juhasz.

Frank was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On May 1, 1948, Frank married Mary Wiezer, the love of his life in
Granite City, IL. Mary passed away on April 19, 2006. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Frank retired as a
switchman from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Frank will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Juhasz, sister, Mary Vizer; brother, John Juhasz Jr., and by a
son-in-law, Jerry Mudd.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Frances Mudd of Granite City, IL, Kathryn (Darrel) Kraus of Memphis, MO and Mary (Peter) Giczewski of South Bend,
IN; proud grandfather to Lisa Niemeyer, Kevin (Jimmye) Kraus, Michael (Katie) Kraus, Gregory (Lorraine) Kraus and John (Brittany) Giczewski; proud great-
grandfather to Maverick Murray, Mitchel Kraus, Keith Kraus, Hailey Kraus, Jewley Kraus, Mia Giczewski, Reese Giczewski, Abby Kraus and Oliver Grub;
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 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 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff
Holtman officiating. Frank will be laid to rest next to Mary at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Open Door Animal Sanctuary in House Springs, MO, Granite City A.P.A or to Holy Family Catholic Church. Donations
will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Frances Darlene Oberlender, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:28 P.M. Thurs. June 27, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Aug. 20, 1963 in San Antonio, TX to the late Richard & Rosella (Clark) Oberlender.

Frances had a big heart and loved helping others as well as facebooking and shopping.

She is survived by 3 sons: Markus (Verva) Vera of Pontoon Beach, IL, Ruben Vera of Granite City and George Vera of Alton; 6 grandchildren: Gabrielle,
Markus II, Emma, Harmony, Tylon and Mason; and he brothers and sisters.

The family will hold a private memorial service.
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Robert Curt Walkenbach, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at his home at 8:10 a.m. Wed. June 26, 2019.

He was born Aug. 26, 1955 in Granite City to the late Robert E. & Yvonne June (Beyer) Walkenbach.

On Aug. 5, 2011, he and Sherl L. McGee were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Curt retired from the Granite City Police Department after 24 years of service on July 11, 2000 as a K-9 Sergeant.  He served as a trustee for the Granite City
Eagles as well as being a DJ for Night Fever.  He was an avid Cardinals fan and woodworker.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sons: Jason (Tabitha Totty) of FL, Jacob (Jennifer) Walkenbach of Troy, IL, Tyler (Maddie Coffin) Walkenbach of
Granite City and Cayden (Hilary) Cipher of Granite City; 2 daughters: Ashley (David Frazier)  Kuehnel and Erica (Evan Hoffman) Kuehnel of Granite City; 4
grandchildren: Chase, Chandler, Emma and Ryder; a sister: Cathy (Paul) Roesch of Belleville, IL; his mother-in-law: Betty McGee of Granite City; and many
cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his 2 beloved K-9 partners, Bak and Jazz.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon.  July 1, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tues. July 2,
2019.  Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Douglas Cemetery near Milton, IL.

Memorials may be made to Pound Pets at Granite City Animal Control, 2900 Missouri Ave., Granite City.
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Luis Frias, 38, of Granite City, IL, passed away Mon. June 24, 2019 in Granite City.

He was born Apr. 8, 1981 in West Grove, PA to Lucian Ochoa of PA and Rafael Frias of Granite City.

Luis worked for Alton Materials as a metal cutter.

He is survived by his mother and father, his step-mother: Vicky Frias of Granite City; 3 daughters: Kassidy, Kassandra and Joslyn Frias of PA; a sister:
Gloryby Frias of PA; 3 half-sisters: Virydiana Frias of PA, Maria Isabel Frias and Graciela Frias of Granite City; and 2 half-brothers: Emmanuel and Rafael
Frias of Granite City.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. June 27, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Fr. David M. Wilke
officiating.
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Robert Charles Roberts Jr. 55, of Granite City passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home.  

He was born August 26, 1963 in Granite City to Robert Charles Roberts Sr. and Rhea Charlene (nee: Holman) Roberts.

Robert served his country in the Army.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1126 in Granite City; he enjoyed photography and drawing.

He is survived by his daughter, Jill (Alex) Schillinger of Granite City; son, Robert “Bobby” C. (Delilah) Roberts III of Springfield; four grandchildren, Lennon
and Cormac Schillinger and Katherine and Lillian Roberts and a sister, Jo Lynn Roberts of Simpsonville, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Roberts.

Private services will held at Jefferson Barrack national Cemetery.  Wojstrom funeral home & Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Diane Lea Berkshire, 53 of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her home.

Diane was born on December 27, 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois; the daughter of the late Wayne and Marian (Kassebaum) Berkshire Tallman.

Diane was a homemaker and mom who adored her family. Diane enjoyed her days of playing pool and softball, most of all she loved to spend time with her
family. She will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Diane is survived by and will be missed by her son; Rich Ferris (Lisa Thompson) of Highland, Illinois; sisters, Cheryl (David) Hagopian of Granite City,
Illinois, Debbie Brown of Granite City, Illinois, Tina Tallman of Granite City, Illinois ; brother,

Rich Berkshire of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Phoenix Ferris, Taylor Jo Ferris, Donovan Garrison.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her brother-in-law; Billy Brown.

In celebration of Diane’s life, a memorial gathering is being planned for July 20, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Granite City Eagles Lodge, 2558 Madison
Ave. in Granite City.
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Wilma Jean Corzine, 88, of Granite City and formerly of Mitchell, Illinois passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24,
2019 at Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born January 1, 1931 in Marion, Illinois, a daughter of the late Oras and Reola (Parrish) Howell.

She married Kenneth Christopher Corzine on March 23, 1962 in Anna, Illinois and he passed away on September 7, 2012.

She was a former member of the 2nd Baptist Church and a current member of Grace Baptist in Granite City and enjoyed her years serving as a Sunday
school teacher and supporting missions throughout the years. She had worked several years as a florist and enjoyed her days of bowling and roller skating.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends and her devotion to her church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Leisa Ragsdale of Granite City; three grandchildren and spouses, Leslie Ragdale Wright of
Jacksonville, North Carolina, Tyler Knight of Granite City and Shalee Knight of Granite City; seven great grandchildren, Brandan, Ryan, Rylinn, Makenna,
Remy and twins, Easton and Elijah; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Loisa Howell of Millstadt and Gary and Loretta Howell of Texas; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 51 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kenna Jean Corzine; a sister, Louise Rich and a
brother, Charles Howell.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Roy Keith Bennington, Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Cedarhurst Assisted Living Facility in Granite City,
Illinois.

He was born January 25, 1928 in Granite City the son of the late Roy Keith, Sr. and Gladys (Gittings) Bennington.

He married Joyce Lucille (White) Bennington on June 3, 1951 in Fulton County, Illinois and she passed away on March 11, 2014 after 63 years of marriage.

Keith was a World War II era Army Veteran serving in Korea. He graduated from the School of Horology at Bradley University in Peoria. While attending
school it was love at first sight when he met the love of his life Joyce, spending days courting her, cruising around in his cream-colored 1949 Buick Super
Convertible. With his degree he went on to perform watch repair in the family business, Bennington Jewelry, and his own business. Keith also worked as a
laborer in an aluminum mill for several decades.

Along with his wife, Keith raised his three children, providing many opportunities for backyard barbeques, holiday gatherings, travel across the United
States, and dogs to love. He enjoyed attending his children’s sporting, musical, and cheerleading/dance events. Keith was a talented builder, adding three
rooms to his original home and constructing many backyard projects. Together he and his wife shared many pastimes including woodworking, arts and
crafts, and travel. They loved overseas trips and cruises to London, Paris, Panama Canal, and Alaska along with travel to nearly every state in the U.S. Later
in life they enjoyed many shorter trips with the Granite City Park District.

Keith was a passionate dog lover, particularly the Westie breed, and he was a kind granddad to many Bennington dogs. He also had many hobbies that
brought him great joy: beer can collecting, creating stained glass items, and reading history. Cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals was another favorite
pastime as was enjoying his wife’s delicious cooking.

Keith leaves behind his daughters, Charlene G. Bennington of Chicago and Anna Grace Wenz (Peter) of Springfield, and son, Charles A. Bennington
(Deborah) of Granite City, grandsons, Jason P. Curry (Leslie) of Springfield and Joshua McCunney of Granite City, a great-granddaughter, Lola Grace Curry
of Springfield, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Derrell Brame officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City Association for the Protection of Animals and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robert “Pops” D. Snyder, Sr, 77, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Rosewood Care Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

He was born on August 21, 1941 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Charles Henry and Alice Louise nee: Shellenberg Snyder.

Pops was a parking lot attendant for several years. He enjoyed playing slot machines and socializing with friends at Paddy McD’s Bar. When he won, little or
big, he shared the wealth and never went home with a dime. He enjoyed sharing stories of East St. Louis with family, friends and strangers.

The loving father is survived by a daughter, Kelly Lynn Miller of St. Louis, Mo; 2 sons: Robert Snyder, Jr of Granite City, IL and Michael Snyder of Troy, MO; 10
grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a daughter in law, Karen Snyder; 3 brothers: Edgar Snyder of Okawville, IL, Raymond Snyder of Villa Hills, IL and
Ronald Snyder of Fenton, MO and 2 sisters: Katherine Hawthorne of Centralia, IL and Mary Scell of Centralia, IL. He will be missed by many friends.

Pops is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Bonnie Kay Kelly; 5 brothers: Joseph Snyder, Benjamin Snyder, Vernon Snyder, Eugene Snyder and
Bob Snyder and a sister, Delores Biggs.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
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Kandy Lee Withers, 55 of Granite City passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her home.

She was born July 3, 1963 in East St. Louis to Thomas Rodgers Sr. and Alberta (Sharp) Rodgers.

Kandy enjoyed sewing, photography and watching Cardinals baseball.

She is survived by two sons, Roman and Robert Cannon; sister, Debra Rodgers; two brothers, Thomas Rodgers Jr. and Charles (Cindy) Rodgers and
many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City
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Betty Welsh Epperson, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:33 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Granite Nursing
and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born September 18, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Calvin and Myrtle (Jones) Lazenby Sr.

She retired in 1990 from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after ten years of dedicated service as a secretary.

She was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City and a former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Granite City. She served the community as a
volunteer, working with the Literacy Program with Belleville Area College, worked in the St. Elizabeth Hospital Gift Shop and with the Clean Hands Program
through the Madison County Extension. She also belonged to Church Women United and Faith in Action.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul Welsh and Thomas H. Epperson Sr.; a daughter, Sue Welsh; a brother, Calvin
Lazenby and son-in-law, Robert Cunningham.

She is survived by a daughter, Paula Cunningham of Granite City; son-in-law, Eric Engel of St. Louis; grandchildren, Zachary Cunningham and wife, Ahlam
Jaber, Kyle Cunningham and fiancé, Shelbi Simmons and Courtney Whitacre and husband, Joseph Whitacre; honorary great grandchildren, Jacob,
Hannah, Peter, Evelyn and Avery; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.

A memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.
with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

Burial will follow at Glen Carbon City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church or to the St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joan M. Jackson, 87, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 8:41 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born April 19, 1932 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Leslie and Lenora (Burke) Montague.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, John D. Jackson, Jim M. Jackson and Gene E. Jackson; three sisters, Jackie
Szymarek, Margaret Domicick and Dorothy Slaughter and a brother, Richard Montague.

She is survived by a son, George L. Jackson Jr. of Granite City; a daughter, Judy K. Merritt of Pontoon Beach; six grandchildren, Michael D. Jackson,
Christopher G. Jackson, Amanda Merritt, Nicholas Jackson, Jason Jackson and Mark Jackson; several great grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Blackshear of
Granite City and Sandy Coleman of Granite City; a brother, Michael D. Montague of Phoenix, Arizona; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Catholic Charities
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Jack Ray Perkins, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed into eternal life with his Savior at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019
at his home. He was surrounded by those he loved and encouraged throughout his whole life, his loving family and he
departed with peace in his heart.

He was born February 12, 1929 in Coello, Illinois, graduated from Christopher High School, then entered the U.S. Army for a four year tenure. He proudly
served his country during the Korean War, awarded with a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and several other awards.

Jack married the former Dolores Jean Prusak on May 16, 1953 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

He loved running and competed in 10K races well into his 60’s. He championed the underdog, the little guy and the down and outer, always giving to those
in need. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. He retired from Down Chemical, Phelps Dodge, Consolidated Aluminum and
Spectralite, after 32 years of service. He was active in Local #4804 of the United Steelworkers, worked on several contract negotiations and avidly fought for
the health and safety of fellow employees.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Linda Perkins of Collinsville and Jeff and Lisa Perkins of Granite
City; a sister, Barbara Smith of Valier, Illinois; six grandchildren, Rachael Wishern of St. Louis, Dylan Perkins of Granite City, Zach McGinn of Creal Springs,
Illinois, Luke McGinn of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Mark McGinn of Chiang Mai, Thailand and Christopher Perkins of Collinsville; three wonderful great
grandchildren, Weston, Jack and Maisy; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Nancy Perkins; daughter Cindy Perkins and three brothers, Robert, his twin, Eddie and Ronnie Perkins.

Jack was easy going, fun to be with and will be missed by family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Holy Family Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Sandra Kay Druhe, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at University Nursing and Rehab in
Edwardsville, IL.

Sandra was born on July 31, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late LeRoy Mangiaracino and Hermella (Palsgrove) Mangiaracino.

On May 22, 2004, Sandra married Kenneth Druhe in Granite City, IL. Sandra worked as an admitting clerk at St. Elizabeth Hospital and for Forest
Pharmaceutical as a drug rep. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Sandra will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by a son, Darrin Edward Ragan.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Kenneth Druhe; loving son, Charles Tally Ragan; dear siblings, Vikki Cotter, Andrew, Larry and Dennis
Mangiaracino; nieces, nephews; extended family and friends.

Sandra requested to be cremated, and she will be buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO at a later date.
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Queenie Elieff, age 100, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Integrity Healtcare
in Alton.

She was born November 26, 1918 in Granite City, a daughter of the late George and Aspacia (Tsaloff) Eftimoff.

She married Ernest P. Elieff on July 15, 1956 at Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Madison and he passed away on August 6, 2001.

She was a beautician for many years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church where she was active in the choir and was a
member of the Macedonian Ladie’s Aid Society. She had also worked with the U.S.O. and enjoyed her days of dancing and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Anastasia Elieff of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Verka Gitcho and a brother, Danny Eftimoff.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where a funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice, American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Adele Dochwat (nee’ Pelek), age 92, passed peacefully away on June 15, 2019.

A long time resident of Granite City, she was preceded in death by her husband Pete Dochwat, her parents Louis and Nelly Pelek, and sister Cecelia
Doroghazi.

She is survived by her seven children, Diane (Bill) Evans, Mike (Lena) Dochwat, Karen (Greg) Stovall, Patricia (Patrick) Anderson, Nick (Kim) Dochwat, Dr.
Dolores (Gary) Cantrell, and Pete (Geri) Dochwat. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, many great grand children, and her siblings Julia Dant and Leo
Pelek.

Adele was born on December 1, 1926 in Madison, Illinois where she resided and met her husband, Pete, of many years. They started a family and later
moved to Granite City, Illinois. She worked for several years at Prince Gardner Company in St. Louis, but her greatest job was as a wife and mother.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 20th at Irwin Chapel on Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois. Visitation will start at 10 am. A memorial
service beginning at 11:30 will be held at the chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville. Please omit flowers and memorial
contributions.
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David James “Dave” Sheridan, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his home.

He was born May 19, 1957 in Granite City, a son of Dorothy Ann (Welch) Sheridan of Granite City and the late Phillip Henry Sheridan.

Dave worked many years in sales with automobiles, mobile homes and insurance.

He lived life to its fullest, had an infectious personality and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed horse racing and loved playing soccer in his early days and
had been a part of the Granite City State Soccer Championship. Family and friends was very important to Dave and he cherished times spent together and
was always the life of the party. He also had a love for animals and cherished his dog, Curly.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by a son, Peter David Sheridan of St. Charles, Missouri; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Phillip Henry
Sheridan of Granite City, Timothy and Consuelo Sheridan of Springfield, Virginia, Paul Sheridan of Lewisville, Texas and Matt and Amy Sheridan of Granite
City; many loving family members including the Becherer and Rehagen families; other extended family and many special friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until time
of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter, 4530 N. Alby Street, Godfrey, IL 62035 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Tina Marie Doty, age 52, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her home. Tina was born on
September 19, 1966 in East St. Louis, IL.

Tina worked for MCT as a bus driver for over fifteen years. She enjoyed shopping on the QVC channel and watching her favorite television series, Two and a
Half Men. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Leonard G. Morgan; and by a brother-in-law, Danny Doty.

Tina is survived by her dear mother, Jessie Mae (Shoemake) Morgan of Granite City, IL; beloved shih tzu, JoJo; loving siblings, Shirley (John) Marsaly of
Granite City, IL, Leonard (Lori) Morgan of Granite City, IL, Linda (Jimbo) Cox of Mt. Olive, IL, Barbara Doty of Granite City, IL, Ricky Morgan of Granite City, IL,
Donna Morgan of Alton, IL, Johnny Morgan of Granite City, IL and Lori (Nick) Page of Granite City, IL; proud aunt to John, Gina (Kevin), Marshall, Dwayne,
Leonard, Hoyt, Marlin (Kim), Billy Wayne (Tonya), Josh (Amy), Johnny (Whitney), Paige, Colton and Genevieve; many great-nieces, great-nephews, extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Henry Crippen
officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
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David Glenn DeForest Sr., 49, of Granite City, IL, passed away Fri. June 14, 2019 in Granite City.

He was born Oct. 19, 1969 in St. Louis, MO to Bettie (Thompson) Fudge of Granite City and the late Buford Melvin DeForest.

David worked in construction and loved listening to politics on the A.M. stations.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: David G. & Cescelli DeForest Jr. of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Jax Vee and Celia; a brother: Buford “Dean”
(Rhonda) DeForest of Granite City; 3 sisters: Rebecca VanScoyk of Troy, IL, Helen (Chet) Fetter of MI and Linda Dioneda of Granite City; and 2 half-sisters:
Melody (Gene) Garrett of Granite City and Deborah (Rolla) Hoffman of St. Louis, MO.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved step-father, Charles E. Fudge Jr.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed. June 19, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorials may be made for breast cancer.
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Richard David Wall, 68, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Thurs. June 13, 2019 at Meridian Village in Glen
Carbon, IL.

He was born Aug. 4, 1950 in Granite City, IL to the late Herb & Lois (Hughes) Wall.

Richard retired from Laclede Steel after 35 years and served as a volunteer firefighter with Long Lake Fire Department for over 20 years.

He is survived by 2 daughters and a daughter-in-law: Candy Wall & Shannon Bouck of Pontoon Beach and Amy Wall of Lakeland, FL; numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother: Robert Wall of Anchorage, AK; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Cheryl & Frank Schenhoffer of Maryville, IL
and Jean Taylor of Mt. Olive, IL; a half-brother: Guy Wall of TN; and a half-sister: Laura Wall of Silex, MO.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Tammy Marie Wall-Mercer; a half-sister: Crystal Wall; a brother-in-law: Dennis Taylor;
and a grandson: William Morales.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sat. June 15, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with cremation to follow.  Burial will be at St. John’s
Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Long Lake Fire Department.
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Sharon Kay Stallions, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away at 12:18 p.m. Wed. June 12, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born Sept. 13, 1949 in Granite City, IL to the late Leslie James & Wilma (Matthews) Smith.

Sharon retired from American Steel after 20 years of service.

She is survived by a son: James Scott Stallions of Granite City; and 2 sisters: Connie Chronister of Granite City and Ruth Wallace of KY.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Jimmie Stallions on Aug. 28, 2014; and a sister: Sandy Tomlin.

Services are private.
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Sherrie Ann Baker, 48 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Eminence, Missouri.

Sherrie was born on December 29, 1970 in Granite City. Sherrie was a Certified Nursing Assistant last working at Morningside of Troy. She was a stay at
home grandma who loved watching and taking care of her grandchildren. In her free time, Sherrie enjoyed her days of riding the motorcycle and driving the
Corvette with her husband and listening to music. She was a very active person who loved to hang out with her friends but most of all she loved to spend
time with her family. Sherrie will be remembered for her out-going personality and her loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and
friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Johnny Baker, whom she married on December 31, 1992; her dad, Ralph Koelker of Granite City; her
children, Sara (Jason) Baker-Wimberly of Granite City, Zachary Baker of Granite City; grandchildren, Dylan Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Declan Gibson, Wilder
Wimberly; sisters, Sara (Chris) Delatte, Cassie Koelker (Mike Redden) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other close family members
and friends.

Sherrie was preceded in death by her mom; Terri (Frith) Koelker; daughter, Johnna Wilson; grandson, Brody Wimberly.

In celebration of Sherrie’s life, visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services being held at 7:00 p.m. with
Pastor Henry Crippen officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the Make- A- Wish Foundation.
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Alma Louise Stacy, 80, passed away on June 15, 2019.

Alma was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Granite City, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elwood and Lela (Byington) Cuppett; brothers Elwood, Paul, and Richard Cuppett; and sisters Marie Cottrell and
Lucille Kimbro.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Cecil Stacy; daughters Kathleen (Steven) Hoover and Lori (Kenneth) Moats; son David (Angel) Stacy; and
one sister, Loraine Foster. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Shaun Moats, Kenna (Corey) West, Marissa Stacy, and Dylan Stacy; step-grandsons Alan
(Jordyn) Foley and Alex Foley; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Alma was a member of Glenview Church of the Nazarene and had a deep devotion to the Nazarene faith, having also been a prior member of Granite City
First Church of the Nazarene.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Southern Illinois for their assistance, guidance, and care. Special thanks go to Rev. Doug
Haynes and the members of Glenview Church of the Nazarene. Heartfelt thanks also go to Theresa Apponey, a caring and special nurse at Gateway
Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Glenview Church of the Nazarene, 400 Glen Carbon Rd. in Glen Carbon. The funeral will
take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, also at Glenview Church of the Nazarene, with burial services to follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen
Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Glenview Church of the Nazarene or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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James Franklin Mick, age 94, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2019 at Fountain View Manor Memory Care Center in Granite
City, IL. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Ione Keiser Mick.

James was born on August 22, 1924 in Ina, IL to Marion Franklin Mick and Jessie Locker Mick. He graduated from Zion High School in Zion, IL. James was
a veteran of World War II. He served his country by enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps. He fought in the European theater, serving as a gunner on
the B-24 “Liberator” Bomber and flying missions over France. After his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to Illinois to further his education.
In 1955 he graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, and he received a Master of Education
degree from the University of Illinois in 1961. In 1966, James completed the degree of Certificate of Specialist in higher education from the Graduate School
at Southern Illinois University.

He taught Biology and served as a guidance counselor at Jerseyville High School in Jerseyville, IL for many years, retiring in 1989. He also loved farming
and took pride in his “three professions:” soldier, farmer and teacher.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am with a service at 11:00 am at the Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL with
interment in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fountain View Manor Memory Care Center in Granite City, IL or Heartland Hospice in Fairview Heights, IL.
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Bobby Gean Copeland 75, of Granite City passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 22, 1944 in Granite City to William A. and Margaret “Peggy” (nee: McKinney) Copeland. Bobby served his country in the Marine Corps.
He married Adriana Coerver April 25, 1971 in Granite City. Bobby worked at American Steel as an overhead crane man until retiring in 1982; he then worked
as a truck driver for OS in Springfield, MO.

He is survived by wife Adriana Copeland of Granite City; four daughter, Angela (LaDarcus) Harris of Granite City, Tina Foster of Granite City, Bonnie Sue
Copeland of East Carondelet, IL and Lisa Marie Copeland Wright of Madison; two sons, Phillip James (Sherry) Copeland of Edwardsville and Robert Scott
(Pat) Copeland of NC; brother, William A. Copeland of Junction, IL; two sisters, Joann Tidwell of Granite City and Kathy Cruse of New Mexico; 20
grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Jessica O’Connor and Deanna Marie Parson.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Memorials
can be made to the funeral home in care of the family.
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Dennis Nathaniel McCauley 41, of Pontoon Beach passed away Sunday afternoon on June 9, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Health
Center in Clayton, Missouri. He was surrounded by family and the many friends who were kind enough to come and
share in his last hours.

Dennis was born August 29, 1977 in Florissant, Missouri and is survived by his son, Tyler McCauley; his parents, Dennis M & Vicki McCauley (nee Rankin),
his older brother, Jeremy and younger sister, Erin all of Pontoon Beach, also his niece, Natalie and nephew, Nolan Panagos. He is survived by several
aunts & uncles and their families; on his paternal side: Raymond Deering (deceased); Robert & Judy Galas family; Patrick (deceased) & Connie McCauley
family; Fred McCauley (deceased) family and Bill & Vicky Benyr family. On his maternal side: Bill & Gloria Pittman family; Douglas D Rankin, Jr. family and
Michael ‘Uncle Mike’ Rankin and his great aunt, Betty and great uncle, Harpo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Delphina Deering McCauley
nee Martinez; Warren ‘Mac’ McCauley and Douglas & Moneta Rankin nee Allee.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with cremation services.
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Larry G. Hamilton, 80, of Granite City, IL passed away, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Edwardsville,
IL.

He was born on October 6, 1938 in Whittington, IL to the late Jesse and Essie nee: Burton Hamilton.

Larry worked for American Steel as a reclaim operator for over 25 years until his retirement. He attended Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City and enjoyed
NASCAR and auto racing, especially the dirt track at Tri City Speedway.

The loving father is survived by 2 daughters: Deanna (Jack) Rainey of Granite City, IL and Tracy (Rob) Walters of Edwardsville, IL; 3 grandchildren: Zach
Walters, Maya Walters and Shelby Rainey; a brother, Gerald Hamilton of Benton, IL; 2 nephews: Kim Hamilton and Kelvin Hamilton and 2 nieces: Joi
Brummit and Michelle Hamilton Lyons.

Besides his parents, Larry is preceded in death by 4 brothers: Lester Hamilton, Billy Donald Hamilton, Harry Hamilton and Wendell Hamilton; a sister,
Glenna Jean Burton and 2 nephews: Brent Hamilton and Keith Patterson.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Mable “Marie” Clark, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home. She was
born December 7, 1926 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Norick) Clark.

She retired from the Madison County Courthouse after many years of dedicated service as a court reporter.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and loved music and playing the piano. She had a special love for animals and
cherished her cats and feeding the birds.

She is survived by her loving family friends, Shirley McCommis of Granite City, Jean Martin of Granite City, Dave and Sheri Sullivan of Jerseyville, Josh
Sullivan, Jerimie Sullivan, Tara Flynn, Brandi Wehrly and Phyllis Hartman of Granite City and other friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Charles West officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Pauline E. Roberson, 88 of Granite City, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
in Granite City.

Pauline was born on February 9, 1931 in Crocker, MO; the daughter of the late Leslie and Fern (Ferguson) Walters. Pauline was a supply manager for the
United States Army at Melvin Price Support Center in Granite City and a member of Unity Baptist Church. Pauline will be remembered for the love of her
family and all the special times they shared together.

Pauline is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Elaine (James) Fay of St. Louis; grandchildren, Ryan Wilkinson, Tracie (Tim) Hylla; great-
grandchildren, Sophia Hylla, Mason Hylla, Brennan Hylla; sister, Katherine Burgess; special friend, John Roberson; many nieces, and nephews and the
very special Mihalavich family; John (Susan) Mihalavich, Don (Carol) Mihalavich, Robert (Jane) Mihalavich, Jenny M. (Tony) Smith, Ricky (Connie) Mihalavich.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her brothers, Don Walters, Clinton Walters, Wayne Walters, Marlin Walters.

In keeping with Pauline’s wishes, she will be cremated and laid to rest at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road
in Granite City is serving the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Granite City A.P.A., 5000 Old Alton Road, Granite City, IL
62040.
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John Donald Goodrich, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his home. He was
born May 28, 1925 in Granite City, a son of the late John A. and Olga (Schwander) Goodrich.

He married Kathleen (Hutter) Goodrich on June 24, 1950 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice and she passed away on September 20, 1994. He retired
from Union Electric after forty-two years of dedicated service as a machinist. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II
and was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupational Medal. He was a member of St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a former member of the Venice American Legion Post. John enjoyed spending time with his friends in his
movie club and making Christmas cutout decorations throughout the years. He cherished his children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by six children and spouses, Mary Herrle of Wisconsin, John and Nancy Goodrich of Marine, Michael and Jamie Goodrich of Granite City,
Cheryl and Jeffrey Jones of Granite City, Dave and Deborah Goodrich of Granite City and Mark and Chauncia Goodrich of Granite City; twenty two
grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Goodrich and two brothers, Thomas and Jimmy Goodrich.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Father
Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA or Masses. www.irwinchapel.com
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Jerry Webb passed away at his home in Granite City, IL on June 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 25, 1949 in St. Louis the son of Phylis Dement Scott and George Webb. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his
brothers, James Webb, James Porter, Gary Scott and Sammy Scott.

Surviving are his loving wife, Kathleen Webb; his step-father, Kenneth Scott; four siblings, Nina Fisher, Pat Parton (Frank), Kenny Scott and Yvonne
Whittington (David); four children, Patricia Mousette (Kevin), Joanna Webb-Gauvin (Scott), Derrick Webb and Darrin Webb as well as the eight grandchildren,
one great grandchild, many loving brothers and sisters-in-law and countless nieces and nephews.

Jerry was an avid lover of music and a US Army Veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War. Jerry Webb dedicated much of his life to helping
others and ensuring people had a path to live life with dignity by earning a living wage. Jerry held many jobs. He was employed by the Granite City School
District #9 for nearly forty years where he served as President of SEIU Local #98 even after retirement. For more than 30 years, Jerry taught heating, air
conditioning and refrigeration at Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), formerly known as Belleville Area College, where he mentored countless students.
Jerry also operated Webb’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration where on many occasions he never charged customers in need for services
performed. Jerry is remembered by family and friends as a generous, kind and loving man who never met a stranger.

Friends and family are encouraged to pay their respects on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Irwin Chapel from 5-8pm 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.
Funeral services will commence at 10:30am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Irwin Chapel 3960 Maryville Road. Military burial following at Jefferson Barracks in
St. Louis, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Jerry Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund for HVAC students or to the Make A Wish
Foundation. Contributions for the Jerry Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made via the following link https://thankyou.swic.edu/ or by sending a
check to the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation 2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, Illinois 62221 referencing the Jerry Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Donations to both causes can be delivered at the funeral home as well.
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Nina Dimple Allen, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.
Louis, MO. Nina was born on July 24, 1944 in Mississippi, a daughter of the late Leonard Ingram and Ethel (Burns) Ingram.

On August 12, 1967, Nina married John W. Allen, the love of her life at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. John passed away on March 13, 2015.
Nina was a faithful member and former Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Baptist Church. She retired from the Human Resource Department at Ameren
after many years of dedicated service. Nina enjoyed shopping, reading, and watching a good movie at home or at a theatre. Her greatest joy was spending
time with her family, whom she adored and going to church. Nina will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nina was preceded in death by her sister, Nelda Schuchardt, brother, Frank Ingram; and by her sister-in-law,
Barbara Stawiszynski.

She is survived by her loving sister, Clabbie (Harry) Briggs of Granite City, IL; dear sisters-in-law, Bonnie Logsdon of Granite City, IL and Kathy Giggins of
McKinney, TX; dear brothers-in-law, Don Schuchardt of St. Charles, MO and Ethan (Anne) Allen of Madison, AL; proud aunt to Harry Briggs III, Kyle Briggs,
Mark (Kathy) Schuchardt, Mark Carroll, Scott Carroll, Todd Carroll, Laurie McFalls, Douglas Allen, Jeffrey Logsdon, Lynnette Hardman and Craig Campbell;
proud great-aunt to Jordan Briggs, Madeline Schuchardt, Colin Schuchardt, Nicole Renner, Callie Carroll, Carley Carroll, Nicholas Allen, Jillian Allen,
Benjamin Allen, Cassie Allen, Evan Logsdon, Mack Percy, Randy Gearghty, Jacob Hardman and Matthew Campbell; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Ben Ritz officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Emmanuel Baptist Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Frances M. Sparks, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Hillsboro
Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Hillsboro, Illinois.

She was born October 26, 1925 in Butler County, Missouri, a daughter of the late Charles and Savanah (Willard) Lilly.

She married William M. Sparks in 1948 and he passed away in 1991.

She was a member of the Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally A. Sparks; two sisters, Vada Sisco and Maggie Fallin and
three brothers, Charles, William and John Lilly.

She is survived by a granddaughter and her husband, Marcy and Kevin Howard of Butler, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Heather Smoot, Kyle Vegas and
David Bailey; four great great grandchildren, Zayden, Zoey, Stevie and Keegan; special family friends, Nathan Dickey and Charles Roberts; 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 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Joe Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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William A. “Aaron” Curtis, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 7, 1935 in Humbolt, Tennessee, a son of the late Clay and Mary Lou (Potts) Curtis.

He married Barbara G. (Mitchell) Curtis on February 16, 1985 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1996 after 44 years of dedicated service as a steelworker, working for General Steel and S.C.I. The United States Air Force veteran proudly
served his country during the Korean War. He was a former member of the First Southern Baptist Church in South Roxana and enjoyed his days of hunting.
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 five children; two step-children; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step-
great grandchildren; a brother; a sister; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother and sister.

In celebration of his life, a graveside service will be held at the Lewis Cemetery in Cumberland City, Tennessee on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
with Reverend Stephen Cathey officiating. Full Military Honors will be rendered.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Children’s Hemiplegia & Stroke Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Christopher Deron Hrbek, age 33, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Granite City, IL.
Christopher was born on December 21, 1985 in Granite City, IL.

Christopher worked in the wheel shop at B Auto Parts in Madison, IL. He had an old soul who never met a stranger. Christopher could talk to anyone of any
age for hours. He enjoyed his time spent outdoors camping and floating down the river. He also enjoyed reading a good book, cooking and listening to his
favorite tunes. Christopher touched many lives; he will be remembered for the love he shown to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carolyn Ezell; grandfather, Arthur Hrbek; and by his uncle, Randy Ezell.

Christopher is survived by his loving parents, Lisa (Ezell) Hrbek of Granite City, IL and Deron Hrbek of Caseyville, IL; dear siblings, Kelsey Hrbek of Granite
City, IL and Ian Boyer of San Diego, CA; grandparents, William and Sheila Ezell of Troy, IL and Audrey Hrbek of Galesburg, IL; uncles and aunts, David and
Julie Ezell of Edwardsville, IL, Brenda and Jim Benbow of Iron Mountain, MI, Tracy and Bill Dubay of Folsom, CA, Ellen Hrbek of Watertown, MI and Scott
Hrbek of Ohio; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, the family would like to invite family and friends to Wilson Park in Granite City, IL, for a memorial gathering at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to honor Christopher.

Memorial donations may be given to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or to Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.).
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Doris O. Laboray, 96 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at her home.

Doris was born on November 22, 1922 in Pacific, MO; the daughter of the late Fred and Pearl (Dillon) Giffin. Doris was a beautician, operating her shop in
her home in Granite City. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was a member of the Ladies Evening Guild and
Senior Circle. In her free time, Doris enjoyed her days spending time with her family. Doris will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special
times they shared.

She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Lewis P. (Jean) Laboray Jr. of Bushnell, NE, Frederick (Marion) Laboray of Desoto, MO, Ronald
(Stephanie) Laboray Sr. of Staunton, IL, Dennis L. (JoAnn) Laboray Sr. of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Ronald Laboray Jr., Dennis Laboray Jr., Craig
Laboray, Tara Laboray-Johnson, Lori James, Joseph Laboray, Joe Green, Katrina Ford, Rodney Armstrong.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband; Lewis P. Laboray Sr.; daughter, Terry Laboray; brothers, Neal Giffin, Fred Giffin;
sister, Opal Sipes.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Doris’s life,
visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Karla Frost officiating at St. John
United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are
suggested to St. John United Church of Christ.
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Bill Kent Stearns, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

Bill was born on November 8, 1944 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William Stearns and Rosella (Futrell) Stearns.

Bill was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines. On October 18, 1969, Bill married Linda Reiske, the love of his life
at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, IL. Bill was a faithful and dedicated member of Hope Lutheran Church. He owned and operated Stearns Auto
Sales for many years. Bill enjoyed golfing and carpentry work. His greatest joy was spending time with family and bragging about his grandchildren to
anyone who would listen. Bill loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his former daughter-in-law, Dawn Stearns.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Stearns of Granite City, IL; loving children, Matthew (Rebecca) Stearns, David (Bekki) Stearns and Meagan (Mark)
Harper all of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Jerry (Brenda) Stearns of Granite City, IL and Pamela (Larry) Shipley of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to
Anna, Jalyn, Halle, Evie, Chloe, Drake, Ethan, Genevieve, Colton and Cameron; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Avenue, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at the church, with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Private family interment will
be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be given to Hope Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Ralph Glen Cooper Jr. 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:56 a.m. Thurs. May 16, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born July 18, 1930 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Ralph Glen & Mildred (Barnes) Cooper Sr.

On Aug. 30, 1952, he and Precidia “Dolly” D. Acoba were married in Honolulu, HI.  She preceded him in death Dec. 20, 2013.

Ralph was a U.S. Airforce veteran and later retired from Terro Corp.  He enjoyed watching golf, cheering for the Cardinals, playing slots and was an avid
wrestling fan.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Diana Dunham of Los Angeles, CA, Debra Cooper of Troy, IL and Pamela Muehling of Wentzville, MO; 4 sons: Richard (Hong)
Kirkman of Virginia Beach, VA, Gary (Bessie) Kirkman of Houston, TX, Kevin (Debby) Cooper of Summerville, SC and Craig (Stacy) Cooper of Moro, IL;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Jackie (Scott) Lawson of Lenoir City, TN, Susie (Bob) Johnson of Troy, IL and Judy Kolassa of
Lenoir City, TN; and a daughter-in-law: Judy Kirkman of Sioux Falls, SD.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Robert Kirkman.

Private family services will be held at a later date.
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Mildred Frances Floyd, 92, of Mitchell, IL, passed away at 10:43 p.m., on Monday, May 27, 2019 at her home.

She was born May 8, 1927 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to Carey Tilford and Beatrice (nee: Branson) Hawkins.

Mildred and George Floyd married on October 20, 1943 in Piggott, Arkansas.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Granite City, IL.

She is survived by two daughters: Linda Elnora McGee of Granite, City, IL, and Tina Marie (James) Galbierz of Edwardsville, IL; two sons: Francis Maurice
Floyd of Mitchell, IL and Wesley ( Allison Timko) Floyd of Granite City, IL, 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Marilyn Viessman; sister: Opal Whitehorn; two brothers: Marvin Hawkins and
Willard Hawkins.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL, with
Rev Dean Guymon officiation. Graveside service will be at 12 noon, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Piggott Cemetery, Piggott, Arkansas. Online guestbook
available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Scott A. Harris, age 52, of Collinsville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Scott was born on October 4, 1966 in Belleville, IL.

Scott was a United States Navy veteran who proudly served his country. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years. Scott was very handy, he could fix
or build about anything he put his mind to. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Scott 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 an uncle, Bill Thomas.

Scott is survived by his loving mother and stepfather, Susie and Jan Poneta of Collinsville, IL; dear children, Ashley Harris-Zook of Austin, TX and Matthew
Harris of Caseyville, IL; proud grandfather to, Brody Cheek, Elsie Cheek, Abel Cheek, Kenley Zook and Kiyanna Harris; brother, David (Tricia) Harris of
Granite City, IL, sister, Jiniffer (Dwayne) Wiegand of Edwardsville, IL; stepsister, Angela Dedenbach of Cedar, MI, stepbrother, Michael (Julia) Poneta of
Eaton Rapids, MI; uncle, David (Patti) Thomas of Granite City, IL; aunt, Beth (Michael) Kinsella of St. Jacob, IL; nieces and nephews, Bridgett Brown,
Christopher Coleman, Carlie Konuch, Hannah Harris, Jessica (Les) Nunnes, Michael (Mary) Kinsella, Kaitlyn Kinsella and Bill Thomas; beloved pit bull,
Diamond; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the National Alliance on Mental Health, American Heart Association or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dewayne B. Schrader, 42, of Troy and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019
at his home.

He was born March 13, 1977 in Granite City.

He loved spending time with his family and cherished his children and granddaughter. Dewayne’s life was surrounded by the music he loved and he was a
fan of Elvis, Guns N' Roses and Ozzy to name a few. He was always rocking and listening to music and loved attending thousands of concerts throughout
his life. He had much knowledge on music and the bands. He had a love for the outdoors, enjoying the mud, bonfires, camping and fishing and was always
looking for another adventure with motorized recreational vehicles. He loved talking to others and could talk to you for hours and had so much love to give to
others and gave us everything he could.

He is survived by his mother, Deonna (Trigg) Cristel of Troy; father and stepmother, Donald and Vicki Schrader of Granite City; daughter, Brittni Davis of
Highland; son, Zakkary Davis of Highland; granddaughter, Amiya Jones of Highland; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Daniel and Amanda Schrader of
Granite City and William Schrader of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Vanessa and Shaun Monica of St. Louis; grandparents, Evelyn Goodson of
Alton; three uncles and an aunt, Lee Schrader of Granite City, Lou Trigg of Alton and Ronnie and Diana Trigg of Caseyville; many cousins; other extended
family and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Elizabeth Schrader, Lee Schrader, Herman Trigg and Roy Goodson; aunt and uncle, Shelly and Chuck Bakken
and a nephew, Preston Nicard.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Randy Lee Grider, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 31, 1957 in Murphysboro, IL to Robert E. and Shirley Ann (nee: Needham) Grider.

On June 6, 1992, he and Karen Schrader were married in Granite City, IL.

Randy had worked for Truckers Supply in Granite City, IL and then at MFR in St. Louis, MO where he was a trailer mechanic. He was an avid fisherman and
could fix or build anything.

In addition to his wife: Karen (nee: Schrader) Grider of Granite City, IL; son: Justin Grider of Granite City, IL; and two nieces: Loreli James and Julie Grider.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Robbie Lynn Grider.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online information and guestbook may be found at www.
wojstrom.com.
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Robert “Bob” E. May 73, of Granite City passed away May 20, 2019 at his home.

He was born May 24, 1945 in Springfield, IL to Edward and Mary Catherine (nee; Wilkerson) May.

He married Linda Tyk September 22, 1966 in Reno, NV. Bob was retired from the St. Louis Post Office where he worked in service supply. He was a
member of the First Assembly of God in Granite City and T.O.P.S. Bob was a musician and played key board for his church. He spent many years pastoring
small churches. He loved playing with his grandchildren and enjoyed cruises and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Linda May of Granite City, IL; daughter, Trina (David) Vasques of Granite City; son, Jonathan May of Granite City; eight
grandchildren, Ronnie Sherfly, Alyssa Creek, Amanda Brice, Tieler May, Andrea Isreal, Michelle May, Ashley May and Thomas May; twelve great
grandchildren; five brothers, Bill (Darren) May of WI, Carl (Robin) May of CA; Steve May of IA, Joe May of OK and George Alan May of Granite City; three
sisters, Karen (Joseph) Votoupal of Alton, Priscilla May of Alton and Cindy May of CA and a sister- in-law Carol May of IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Amara Vasques and two brothers, Roy and Michael May.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the First Assembly of God, 2317 Madison Ave in Granite City. Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Robert “Bob” J Diak, Age 62, passed away at his home on Monday, May 20th, 2019.

He was born May 12th, 1957 in Granite City, IL to George and Delene Diak.

He was married to Kathryn Diak, née Rochester on July 3rd, 1982. Bob never knew a person he could not befriend. His most vibrant passions included
walking in the SIUE gardens with his dog, traveling across the country to national parks with his wife, and spending every other waking moment possible
with his beloved grandkids. When his attention wasn’t focused on those around him, his eyes were focused on the stars. Bob was an avid lover of
astronomy and the space programs.

He was preceded in death by his father, George; mother, Delene; sister, Ruth.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years, Kathryn and his children, Lindsay (Paul), David (Erika), Robert (Janine) and three beautiful
granddaughters, Amelia, Eloise, and Abigail, and his rambunctious Greyhound, Apollo. He will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Lynn, George,
and David.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bob on Saturday, May 25th, at 4pm at the Legion Post #199 in Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Greyhound Companions of Missouri.

“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us”- Neil deGrasse
Tyson”
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Peggy (Craw) Paddock Keltner, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center,
Alton, IL.

Peggy was born on March 5, 1937 in Champaign, IL.

Peggy retired as a bookkeeper from Lakin Law Firm after many years of dedicated service. Peggy was very talented and she enjoyed knitting and making
stained glass art. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Peggy 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 was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar R. “Paddy” Paddock and Grace C. (Bachert) Paddock; and by a son-in-law, David Staggs.

Peggy is survived by her loving children, Robert Keltner and Melissa Staggs, both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother of; Amy (Steven) Bailey and Ashley
Staggs, both of Granite City, IL; and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, with William Burch officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Audrey Dean Kirksey, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Fountainview
Manor in Granite City, Illinois.

She was born April 25, 1922 in Greene County, Illinois, a daughter of the late Forrest and Ruby L. (Wilkinson) Rutledge.

She had retired from Union Starch after many years of service in the lab.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Kirksey in 1991; her parents, a brother, Paul Rutledge and two sisters, June Blevins and Lois Shankel.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews and other extended family.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 with Reverend
Greg Dickerman officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Shryl Jean Kohrumel, of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 17, 2019 at
Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Shryl was born on March 16, 1952 in Breese, Illinois; the daughter of the late Marcel Victor and Evelyn (Kinney) Isaak. Shryl was clerk at the Madison County
Court House, retiring after 23 years of service. Shryl enjoyed her days spending time with her family and she will be remembered for her kind heart and all
the special times they shared together.

Shryl is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Teanna (John) Simon of Columbia, Illinois; grandchildren, Paige Simon and Reid Simon of
Columbia, Illinois; brothers, Randy (Patty) Isaak, Denny (Linda) Isaak, Kenny (Judy) Isaak; sisters, Teana “Penny” (Ernie) Hubbard, Connie (Charlie)
Sturman, Barb (Al) Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Shryl was preceded in death by her brothers; Tim and David Isaak.

In celebration of Shryl’s life, a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Granite City Knights of Columbus, 4225
Old Alton Road in Granite City.
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Nelson Robert Warnecke of Granite City, Illinois passed away on May 15, 2019.

Nelson was the 15th child and youngest son of the 16 children born to George Henry Warnecke and Agnes Ann Henken on February 29, 1944 in Breese,
Illinois.

He married Chrystal Lynn David on July 8, 1965 in Granite City, Illinois. Together they raised two children: Beth Ann Warnecke and Emily Marie Warnecke.

Nelson was a steelworker at St. Louis Cold Drawn where he retired. He was an active member of the Granite City Eagles Lodge and in his free time he
enjoyed his days of fishing, playing golf and a good game of poker. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Nelson will be remembered for his
kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Surviving are:
Nelson's two daughters : Beth Ann (John) Koesterer nee Warnecke and Emily (Tom) Sturdevant nee Warnecke.
3 grandchildren: Christopher Allen (Erika) Koesterer of Granite City, Illinois, Kathryn Elaine (Shane) Kraushaar of Granite City, Illinois, and Jacqueline Marie
Koesterer of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
1 great grandchild, Hunter Patrick Koesterer of Granite City, Illinois.
5 siblings: Gregory Jerome (Mary Anne nee Bauer) Warnecke of Belleville, Illinois, Donald Arnold Warnecke of Springfield, Missouri, Marvin John Warnecke
of Germantown, Illinois, Ralph James (Sharon Ann nee Meyers) Warnecke of Belleville, Illinois, and Joyce Marilyn Warnecke of Belleville, Illinois. Also
surviving are sister-in-laws Rose Warnecke nee Raab of SMithton, Illinois, and Judy (Don) Bacon nee Dresch of Pocahontas, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Henry and Agnes Ann (nee Henken) Warnecke, a sister and brother-in-law, Georgine Evelyn (Warnecke)
and Lawrence Brendel, a sister and brother-in-law, Delores Josephine (Warnecke) and Harvey Knebel, a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta Elizabeth
(Warnecke) and Kenneth Landolt, a brother and sister-n-law, Sylvester Francis and Irene (Merscher) Warnecke, a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia M
(Warnecke) and Andrew M Fruth, a brother and sister-in-law, Paul Alphonse and Fern Sadie (Chambers) Warnecke, a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret
Mary (Warnecke) and John Allen, a brother Alphonse George Warnecke, a brother Gervase Cyril Warnecke, a sister-in-law, Betty Warnecke nee Cossins, a
sister-in-law, Sharon Ann Myers (divorced from Marvin Warnecke), and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (Warnecke) and Vincent Deiters.
To avoid any confusion, it must be noted that there are 2 Sharon Ann Warnecke nee Meyers in our family. While they are not related, they each married one
of Nelson's brothers. One of them married Ralph and one married Marvin.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagles in Granite City, Illinois. A dinner will follow at 7:00 p.m.
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James Anthony Cox, age 47, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at his mother’s home in Troy, IL,
surrounded by his loving family.

James was born on November 15, 1971 in Centreville, IL.

On April 11, 2009, James married Heather Jones in Troy, IL. James worked as a fork lift driver for Federal Express in Edwardsville, IL. James was an
outdoorsman who loved going fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing pool, dancing and singing karaoke. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family and friends. James 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.
James is survived by his devoted wife, Heather Cox of Granite City, IL; loving children, Justin Anthony Cox of Poplar Bluff, MO, Collin Cox of Kansas City, MO,
Dakota Cox of Kansas City, MO, Jennifer (Bob) Larkins of Poplar Bluff, MO and Jessica Armes of Poplar Bluff, MO; mother and stepfather, Linda and Bryan
Johnson of Troy, IL; father and stepmother, James Alvin Cox and Ann Cox of East St. Louis, IL; grandmother, Viola Sexton of Troy, IL; proud grandfather to
Nevaeh, Cayden, Alexander, Naomi, Jaycee and Dain; special cousin, Mark Horton of Edwardsville, IL; dear friend, Betty Briggs of Poplar Bluff, MO; mother-
in-law, Brenda Pulley of Granite City, IL; uncle, Mike Sexton; many cousins, extended family and dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Charles A. White, Jr., 80, of Granite City, Illinois died May 19, 2019 in Maryville, Illinois.

He was born August 11, 1938 in Madison, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife Joy Joann White; Children, Renee (Clayton) Dickerson, David (Teresa) White, Roxanna (Jay Luhr) White, Michael (Julie) Willis,
Brian (Vicki) Willis, Paul Willis: 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 sister Delores Economy; 2 sister in Laws, Opal White and Louise White and
many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Charles A. and Valetta (nee Beck) White, Sr.; 2 brothers Norvell White and Burton White, and 1 infant sister.

Charles retired from Granite City Steel after 35 years. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 50. He was an assistant Scout Master for Troop 5
in Granite City Illinois.

He loved spending time outdoors and was an avid reader. He was a selfless strong man who was always willing to lend a hand. He was most proud of his
family, children and grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers the family prefers donation be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In celebration of his life visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Joy Caschetta officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon
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Carolyn Ann “Sis” Wood, 70, of Alton, Illinois and formerly of Madison, Illinois and Climax Springs, Missouri passed away
at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home.

She was born April 4, 1949 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Harvey Thomas and Ruth Ann (Cook) Hill.

Carolyn married Thomas R. Wood Sr. in Madison, Illinois and he passed away on November 11, 2009.

She had worked as an office manager and technician with Family Eye Care in Camdenton, Missouri.

She loved spending time with her family and cherished her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Wood of Alton, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas R. Wood Jr. and Tracy of Cedar Hill, Missouri; an adopted
daughter, Jamie Smith of Godfrey; five grandchildren, Mason Mudd, Tommy Wood, Carter Smith, Wyatt Smith and Dakota Smith; a sister and brother-in-law,
Kathy Phillips and Frank of Climax Springs, Missouri; a brother and sister-in-law, Harvey Thomas Hill Jr. and Janice of Arnold, Missouri; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Smith.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Treehouse Wildlife Center, 23956 Green Acres Road, Dow, IL 62022 and may be accepted at the funeral home
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Steven R. Johnson, 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 23, 1954 in Hannibal, MO to Roy and Gloria (nee: Swofford) Johnson.

Steven toured with the group Up With People all over the world, he performed at the Royal Dumpe in St, Louis, MO, was a member of the Webster Groves
Theater Guild and worked as an amateur and professional actor and musician.

He is survived by his son: Steven Jason (Crystal) Johnson of Aviston, IL; two grandchildren: Lucille and Jason; and a sister: Donna Crump of Wildwood, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Jacob.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes in honor of Jacob. Professional services entrusted to
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Robin Ann Fisher, 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. May 16, 2019 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Sept. 13, 1960 in Freemont, CA to the late Richard Lewis & Wanda Lee (Mayberry) Fisher Sr.

Robin had worked at Catering By Design in Waco, TX for a number of years. She enjoyed cooking and planting flowers and leaves behind her beloved four
legged companion, Peggy Sue

She is survived by her companion: Ricardo Gilbert of Granite City; 2 brothers: Richard Lewis Fisher Jr. of OR and Dale Lynn Fisher of O’Fallon, IL; a sister-in-
law: Sandra Fisher of Freemont, CA; a brother-in-law: Richard Nance of Desoto, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Melissa Fisher; 3 brothers: Gary Dean Fisher, Larry Lee Fisher and Terry Ray
Fisher; a sister: Debra K. Fisher Nance; and Sassy, her Texas road dog.
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