Cindy Lee McKinney 56, of Granite City passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 23, 1963 in East St. Louis to William Lewis and Annabelle Lee (Rayoum) Glotfelty. She married Patrick E. McKinney August 15, 1985 in
St. Louis, MO. Cindy will be remembered for her big heart, and willingness to help anyone. She retired from the Stoppkotte Super Skate after 30 years.

She is survived by her husband Patrick E. McKinney of Granite City; daughter, Brittany Lynn McKinney (Charles Tice) of Hazelwood, MO; two sons, William
Lewis McKinney (Crystal Brown) of Granite City and David Michael McKinney (Michelle Badgett) of Granite City; five grandchildren, Austin, Dameon, Raelena,
Makenzie and Andrew; brother, Charlie Johnston of Mt. Vernon; sister, Tammy (David) Myers of Altis, OK; sister in law, Martha Becker of Kihei, HI; very close
cousin, Christopher Brown and a special friend who was like a daughter, Ginger Moore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Gloria Gooding.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Online guest
book available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Margaret M. Tindall 53, of Granite City passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur.

She was born September 1, 1966 in Granite City to Philip and Gloria (Sutton) Spence. She worked for World Wide Technology and was an important
member of the nonconformance team.  Margaret was a spiritual person often attending a women’s prayer group. She was a volunteer for SNIP Alliance.
She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed dancing.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcella Gonzales of Granite City; son, Jason Tindall (Mary Dunn) of St. John, MO; grandchild, Silas Tindall; two brothers,
Kevin Spence of IN and Greg Spence of MO and a sister, Molly Johnson of Granite City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Scott “Scooter” Spence.

Cremation services were entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com memorials
can be made to the SNIP Alliance.
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Gary Boyer, 66 of Granite City passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born August 18, 1953 in Granite City to Alvin and Alla Bernice (nee: Collier) Boyer.

He married Dorothy “Dottie” Herman September 9, 1972 in Granite City; she preceded him death July 14, 2011.

He is survived by one daughter and son in law, Dena and Michael Bailey of Albion, IL, son and daughter in law, Jeff and Lauren Boyer of Granite City; five
grandchildren, Samantha Boyer, Wyatt Boyer, Claudia Boyer, Faye Boyer and Grant Boyer and five siblings, Marvin Boyer, Mike Boyer, Rose Abel, Vickie
Jones, Tammy Carter.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Anna Margaret Maria Turner, 88 of Granite City passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019.

She was born April 21, 1931 in Wiesban, Germany to Emil and Kathy (Holzer) Stieglitz. She married Bill J. Turner October 16, 1948 in Germany.

She was a Member of Grace Baptist Church where she was active in the women’s bible study and the Franklin Graham Samaritan Purse.

She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Dagon of Pontoon Beach; granddaughter, Lisa (Kevin) Miller of Pontoon Beach; three great grandchildren, Sasha
(Chris) Castevens, Raquel Miller and Tyler Dagon and a brother, Herbert Stieglitz of Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Timothy Dagon and two brothers, Horst and Helmut Stieglitz.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 5 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church 2600
Edwards St in Granite City with Pastor Danielle Wilson Officiating.
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Joseph Paul Marzluf, born February 28, 1950, of Granite City IL, passed away on December 9, 2019 at Saint Louis
University Hospital.

He was the son of the late Charles and Lillie Belle Marzluf. He is preceded in death by his brothers Philip and Walter Marzluf.

Joe is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen. His daughters, Laura Diane Marzluf, Kate Marie (Alejandro) Aquino, and Erin Elaine Marzluf, as well as, his
two grandchildren, Quinn and Sebastian Aquino. He is also survived by his sisters; Teresa Johnson, Julie(Gary) Giuka, and Elizabeth Marzluf.

Joe served his country during the Vietnam War in a Helicopter Medical Unit. Upon returning to the states, Joe graduated from Saint Louis Municipal School
of Nursing. He spent the next 45 years as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of SEMC/GRMC before his retirement in 2014. He had a great
love for being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Joe had a big heart and was always the first person to offer a helping hand. His greatest joy was
being surrounded by family and friends.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL, officiated by Fr. Jeff Holtman on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10am.
Graveside service to immediately follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pound Pets, Inc. of Granite City IL or Holy Family Catholic Church of Granite City, IL
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Charles W. McIlvoy, age 80, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL.

Charlie was born on June 3, 1939 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Willis McIlvoy and Grace (Thomas) McIlvoy.

Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. On September 21, 1963, Charlie married Laura Lee McPhail, the love of his life in St. Louis,
MO. Laura passed away on August 15, 2019. Charlie was a faithful member of First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. He was also a member
of the Rotary Club in Granite City, IL. He retired as an industrial engineer after thirty-eight years of dedicated service from Granite City Steel. Charlie was a
gifted singer, and he enjoyed singing with the Ambassadors of Harmony in St. Charles, MO. Charlie loved working with his hands. He enjoyed restoring
antique cars and woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Charlie was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Kovar, Thelma Hand and Viola Schweiger; grandson, Luke
Blackford; and by a son-in-law, Michael Mathews.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Mary Ellen Mathews and Melissa (Bryan) Blackford; dear sisters, Sharon (Wally) Malles and Janet (Grant) Takmajian;
proud grandfather to Kimberlee Mathews and John Smallwood; beloved cat, Ellie; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at First United Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Avenue,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the church with Rev. Jennifer Warren Hauser
officiating. Private family interment will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First United Presbyterian Church of Granite City, IL. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Dawn M. Bruder, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Missouri Baptist
Hospital in Town and Country, Missouri.

She was born July 13, 1961 in Granite City, a daughter of Darlene J. (Dehn) Cox of Granite City and the late James E. Cox.

She married Randolph L. “Randy” Bruder on June 18, 2005 at Suburban Baptist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a cherished teacher at Frohardt Elementary School in Granite City with ten years of loving service. She was an original owner of Dairy Queen in
Granite City with many years of serving the community.

Dawn was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy and a former member of Suburban Baptist. She had a love of music and loved playing the
piano, serving as a musical director and working with several cantatas and musicals throughout the years. She also enjoyed working with Vacation Bible
School. Through the school and throughout the community she was always supporting our veterans and first responders. She cherished her children and
grandchildren and will always be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and mother, she is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Robby” and Anna Steen of Glen Carbon; daughter and
son-in-law, Amy and Patrick Feigenbutz of Granite City; son, Ryan Steen of Granite City; stepson and daughter-in-law, Todd A. and Kiri Bruder of Owasso,
Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Colton and Benson Steen and Quentin and Penelope Dawn Feigenbutz; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Don
Harris of Granite City, Denise and Jim Rosene of Rockford, Illinois, Darla and Mike Minnick of Panama City Beach, Florida and Delora and Marty DeRoche of
Cutler, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held Bethel Baptist Church, 7775 Collinsville Road in Troy, Illinois on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:
00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Reverend Tim Lewis officiating. Private burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and may be accepted at the service or online at www.gslhonorflight.org.
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Billy Neal Armbruster, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

He was born October 18, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to George and Ethel (nee: LaChance) Armbruster.
Billy and Debbie Dodd married July 9, 1971 in Belleville, IL.

He served in the United States Navy and later owned and operated Bill’s Handyman Service in Granite City, IL and Bill and Deb’s Used Furniture Store in
Granite City, IL.

He is survived by his wife: Deborah “Debbie” (nee: Dodd) Armbruster, four sons: Billy Bradley Armbruster, Gerry Armbruster Sr., Cory (Nicole) Armbruster
and Rodney Armbruster all of Granite City, IL; 14 grandchildren: Brooke, Brittany, Gerry Jr., Ashley, Billy Neal, Jamie, Joshua Neal, Donald, Tyler, Christian,
Lucas, Jason, Bailey and Izzy;  5 great-grandchildren: Bam-Bam, Madilynn, Lennox, Maddox and Logan; brother: Bob (Marlene) Armbruster of MO and a
sister: Dinky (Harlen) Hunter of MO.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers: Lonnie and Leroy Armbruster and a sister: Ruby Golden.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at Wojstrom.
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Emil Henry Zierenberg, 66, of Pontoon Beach, Il passed away at 5:20 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 24, 1953 in St. Louis, MO to Henry and Erma (nee: Ehmke) Zierenberg.

Emil and Carole Schmutz married January 20, 2001 in Granite City, IL.

He served in the U.S. Army from January 27, 1970 – December 28, 1973. Emil retired from St. Louis Prestress, Glen Carbon, IL. One of the things he loved
to do was to play pool.

He is survived by his wife: Carole (nee: Schmutz) Zierenberg of Pontoon Beach, IL; son: Tori Zierenberg; two brothers: Robert Westley (Margaret) Zierenbery
of Sparta, IL, Dennis Zierenberg of Mt. Vernon, IL and a sister: Nancy Zierenberg of Belleville, IL.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry and Donald Zierenberg and a sister: Eva D’Angelo.

The family will have a graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, these services are pending.
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Ralph “Bud” Alan Koelker, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Bud was born on October 21, 1947, in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Ralph C. Koelker and Grace M. (Grimes) Koelker.

Bud was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On March 14, 1970,

Bud married Terri Ann Frith, the love of his life in St. Louis, MO. Terri passed away on October 3, 2017. Bud attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite
City, IL. He retired as a dispatcher from Terminal Railroad after twenty five years of dedicated service. Bud had a sense of humor and he always had a good
story to tell. He enjoyed watching sports and having company over at his home. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly.
Bud will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bud was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherrie Baker; sisters, Marce Manning and Barb Hahn; brother, David Koelker;
granddaughter, Johnna; and by a great-grandson, Brody.

Bud is survived by his loving daughters, Sara (Chris) Delatte of Imperial, MO and Cassie (Mike) Redden of Granite City, IL; son-in-law, Johnny Baker of
Granite City, IL; proud grandpa to Sara Kate, Zachary, Jacob, Nick, Rylie, Jordan, Julie, Jack and Josephine and eight great-grandchildren; special friend,
Barb Hoercher of Shiloh, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 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, December 10, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Alfred
Tumwesigye officiating. Bud will be laid to rest next to Terri at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Garth Christopher Widel, 61, of Chesterfield and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:28 p.m. on Thursday,
December 5, 2019 at his home.

He was born September 18, 1958 in Granite City, a son of the late George and Beulah (Ragans) Widel.

He worked fro Central Parking in St. Louis with 25 years of service as a ground attendant. Garth proudly served his country with the United States Navy.

He is survived by a son, Christopher Widel of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Freddie Jaramillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico; six
grandchildren, Emily Newman, Alex Jaramillo, Michael Terry, Aiden Jaramillo, Jace Jaramillo and Jarrod Jaramillo; a great grandchild, Xavier; two brothers
and a sister-in-law, George and Linda Widel of Granite City and Phillip Widel of Granite City; a sister, Brenda Lane of Nevada; a brother-in-law, Norman
Bennett of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Cheryl Widel and Charles Widel and a sister, Beverly
Bennett.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of
funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Adam Cruse officiating. Military rites will be accorded.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Daniel D. Piper, 76, of Granite City passed away at his home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

He was father to Julia C. Piper of Belleville, Illinois and Christopher D. Piper of Sacramento, California, and grandfather to William and Morgan Jung of
Belleville and Naomi and Ava Piperpell, of Sacramento.

Dan was born on June 1, 1943 in Murphysboro, Illinois to William D. and Mary E. Piper and grew up in Harrisburg, Illinois. He graduated from Harrisburg
High School in 1961 and went on to study at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) before entering the U. S. Army. He was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
before serving overseas at Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 1969.

Throughout his life, Dan valued the friendships he formed with both classmates and teachers during his years at Harrisburg High School, and routinely
participated in class reunions and other social events long after he retired from Hussmann Corporation in Bridgeton, Mo.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents William D. Piper and Mary E. (Piper) Loerch.

He is survived by and will be missed by siblings: David G. Piper of Navarre, Florida; Dianne Piper-Rybak of Dixon, Il.; Jonathan D. Piper of Fairview Heights,
Il.; and Donna Piper-Wallace of Osage Beach, Mo., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City, Il. on Saturday, December 7th at 1pm.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Wreaths Across America in Dan’s name by way of Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL
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Myra Lee Parrish nee Tapp, of Glen Carbon, IL., born February 13, 1932, in Granite City, IL. passed away December 2, 2019.

Myra Lee Parrish graduated from Granite City Community High School in January, 1950. She worked in the office at the high school and then at State Radio
and T.V. in Granite City, IL. She married David Duane Parrish on October 14, 1951 and they had three children; Duane Parrish, Diane Powers, and Judy
Bretl.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Duane Parrish, son, Duane Lee Parrish, her parents, Jesse and Sylvia (Davidson) Tapp, and a brother,
JC and (Frances) Tapp, and son-in-law Gary Powers. Surviving are her two daughters, Diane Powers (Steve Tucker) of St. Louis, Judy (Bob) Bretl of
Elmhurst, IL and daughter-in-law, Susan (Sambo) Parrish of Oakville, MO. Grandchildren Emily (Mike) Young of St. Louis, Michele (Richie) Sartors of Arnold,
MO., Angela (Joe) Horvath of Oakville, MO., Beth (Jeff) Salchenberger of Naperville, IL., Kevin (Chris Shinkle) Parrish of St. Louis, Amy (Stefan) Chkautovich
of Oakville, MO., and John (Kimberly) Bretl of Elmhurst, IL . Great grandchildren Brandon and Alexis Young, Anna, Kate and Sarah Sartors, William Horvath,
Daniel and Nathan Salchenberger, Maxson, Avery and Ryker Chkautovich, and numerous sister and brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Myra began her life’s work as a tireless volunteer. Her many happy endeavors included working as a Judge in the Madison County election polls, a den
mother for Boy Scout Troop 99, and also a Brownie through Senior Scout Girl Scout Leader for Troop 242 for many years. Myra was on the Board of River
Bluffs Girl Scout Council and was a Lifetime registered Girl Scout.

It was Myra’s strong faith that led her to be an active member of Central Christian Church in Granite City for fifty years. Myra was a member of Trinity Lutheran
Ministries for the last eleven years where she served on the Tele Care Ministry Team and LWML Dorcas Society. Myra also served as Dorcas Society
President. She was also a past President of the Granite City Opti-Mrs. Club, the United Christian Foundation at SIU-Edwardsville, and the Independent
Living Association at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, IL.
Myra loved being with her family; her family’s joys and accomplishments gave her a sense of being blessed. She enjoyed playing games, she never
passed up a game of Sequence or Dominoes. She loved cheering for the Cardinals and watching Hallmark movies. Myra leaves many friends at Meridian
Village, where she shared many wonderful experiences: from water volleyball, playing cards to the comradery around the dinner table. She will be dearly
missed.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Water Street in Edwardsville at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7,
2019 with Reverend John Shank officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Ministries of Edwardsville, IL.
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Charles Clinton Hitchcock Sr., 85, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 11:00 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 26, 2019 at Indiana University Health Methodist ER in Indianapolis, IN while traveling with family.

He was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Roma, GA to the late James Clinton & Opal Mae (Presley) Hitchcock.

On Mar. 12, 1951, he and Doris Fulmer were married in Rome, GA.  She preceded him in death Nov. 28, 2012.

Charles was a US Navy veteran serving during Korea.  He had been a slitter operator for Steelabrade in Granite City.  He had been a member of the VFW
and Granite City Moose.  He was a member of Metro Community Church and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #113.

He is survived by a daughter: Doris Jean (Jimmy) Stout Sr. of Edwardsville; 2 sons: Charles C. (Debbie) Hitchcock Jr. of Park Hills, MO and Paul Allen
(Becky) Hitchcock of Troy, IL; 8 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Marion (Katrina) Hitchcock of Ontario, CAN and W. Wayne
(Jean) Hitchcock of Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Mark Avery Hitchcock; and a grandson: Charles David Stout.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Mon. Dec. 2, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial with military honors
will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Loretta M. Klebusch, 94, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of Brentwood, Missouri for 60 years passed away at 10:12 a.
m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Illinois.

She was born March 12, 1925 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Bland W. and Etta L. (Graham) Smallie.

She married Edgar B. Klebusch in 1957 and he passed away in 2000.

She had worked for ACME Fast Freight, retiring from Universal Car Loading after many years of service as a billing clerk. Loretta enjoyed bowling, traveling
and crocheting and was a member of Brentwood Congregational United Church of Christ in Brentwood, Missouri.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Zora Doolittle of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Walter Bernaix of Marion,
Indiana; a sister, Gloria Davis of Granite City; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Bernaix, Karen Bailey, Misti Bratcher, Blain Jackson and Kylie Lee; thirteen great
grandchildren, Adam, Matthew, Nicholas, Jason, Allison, Will, Jackson, Christina, Wyatt, Trinity, Sydney, Elizabeth and Juan Pablo; nieces and nephew,
Patricia, Kathy, Lori and Duane; many cousins; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James R. McKinnon and a brother, William Smallie.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mildred L. “Millie” Clements, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on November 27, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Millie was born on March 29, 1926 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Clarence Staggs and Elsie (Hall) Staggs.

Millie retired from the accounting department at Granite City Steel in 1988. She was a charter member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City,
IL. She was a Sunday school teacher, bible study leader and active with the spouse support group all at the church. She was also a member of Stonecroft
Christian Womens Connection, United Methodist Women, Church Women United and Christian Book Club. In her spare time she tutored children and
adults. Millie will be remembered for the love shown to her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Clements.

She is survived by her loving siblings, Richard Staggs of Granite City, IL, Doris Robinson of Edwardsville, IL, Mary Ann Ramsey of Granite City, IL and
Barbara Sudbring of Collinsville, IL; special niece, Nancy (Don) Marlin, special friend, Corine Dawson; loving cats, Bea and Blossom; 6 nieces, 5 nephews,
numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, and from 10:00 a.
m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the church. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Shirley Mae McCommis, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Freeburg
Care Center in Freeburg, Illinois.

She was born October 11, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Clifford and Evelyn (Morris) Nelson.

She married Boyd D. “Whitey” McCommis on November 7, 1947 at the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City and he passed away on February 6, 2006.

She had worked many years as a stenographer and administrative assistant with American Steel, Granite City Army Depot, Toberman Grain Company,
Scott Air Force Base and General Steel. Shirley was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Granite City where she had taught Sunday school
through the years. She loved flowers and cherished her days of gardening. She also loved to read and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family.

She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Laura and Dan Nollman of Belleville, Nancy and Rick Koonce of Clermont, Florida and Rebecca and
David Filkins of Mascoutah; a son, Daniel McCommis and partner, Manuel Diaz of Humble, Texas; six grandchildren and spouses, Amy and Carlos Perez,
Andrew and Megan Nollman, Scott Koonce, Jason and Emmy Koonce, Ellen Filkins and Emily Filkins; four great grandchildren, Jerard Perez, Julian Perez,
Tyler Nollman and Benjamin Nollman; a brother, Clifford Nelson; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Georgia Nelson.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jennifer Warren Hauser officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, American Heart Association or to Missouri Botanical Gardens and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Ralph G. Shevcik, age 80, of Troy, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL, with his loving family by his side.

Ralph was born on January 1, 1939 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank J. Shevcik and Florence A. (Carron) Shevcik.

On April 25, 1959, Ralph married Sharon L. Thebeau, the love of his life and dance partner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sharon passed away on
January 9, 2018, after 59 years of marriage. Ralph was a devoted caregiver to his mother, wife and his sister-in-law. Ralph retired from Granite City Steel
after 41 years of dedicated service. His hobbies were racing pigeons in his younger years, fishing, collecting antiques, and going to yard sales. He also
enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, telling stories, jokes, and gambling and drinking with buddies in the local watering holes. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family. Ralph loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Shevcik, sister-in-law, Betty Shevcik; and by a brother-in-law,
Richard Mulcahy.

Ralph is survived by his loving children, Caren (Joe) Saucier of Granite City, IL, Carol (John) Tolan of Freeburg, IL and Tim (Luan) Shevcik of Mt. Olive, IL;
dear sister, Patsy Mulcahy of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to Hannah, Andy, Joe and Sam ; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice or Holy Family Catholic School. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Robert Daniel “Dan” Todoroff passed away peacefully on November 24, 2019.

Dan Todoroff was born on 7.20.1927 in Granite City, IL, the son of James Todoroff and Kathryn Dorgai Todoroff. He was preceded in death by his parents,
brother David Todoroff and sister Millie Todoroff Chandler.

He grew up in Lincoln Place in Granite City and spent his elementary years in the Granite City school system graduating from Granite City High school in
1945.

He then joined the United Sates Navy in May 1945 near the end of World War Two. He was stationed in Chicago, California, and Guam, and was honorably
discharged in 1947.

After the war he attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio graduating in 1950 with a bachelors degree in music education. That same year he was
hired as the music educator for 12 Granite City grade schools. He created the first marching band program for the Granite City school district.

In 1956 he opened Coolidge Junior High School where he began his concert band. He taught there until 1973. It was during this era in 1962, that he
developed his first Latin Ensemble. This group of 12 – 15-year-old Junior High School students performed Latin music to rival the Latin’s themselves. The
group was invited by the Mexican government to a week-long all-expense paid trip through Mexico. Here their first album was recorded. So impressed by
their performances, they were invited to return in 1964, when they toured 16 states in Mexico in one month, concert crowds often numbered in the hundreds.
In 1962 he was awarded the Meritorious Civic Achievement award, for his pioneering work with school children in the field of Latin American Music.

In 1973 Dan opened Granite City High School North as Director of Marching Bands, pom pons, rifles and flags. He also achieved a master’s in music
education form Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and served as president of Phi Delta Kappa. His dedication to his students and his desire to
ensure that every child performed at their highest potential is evidenced in the many contest awards they achieved over the years. North High School closed
in 1983, and with that he chose early retirement. Gilbert Walmsley former Superintendent for Granite City schools commented, “He passed the magic in his
soul through his baton to his students creating school spirit and a positive community image.” The life blood of his “MARCHING BAND FROM STEELER
LAND” will flow forever in the memories of those he served.”

After a 12-year whirl-wind romance Dan married Wanda Parmentier on January 22nd 2010, creating one of the greatest love stories ever told. He was the
proud step-father to five children, 11 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

He remained a fiercely proud American, Navy veteran, and student advocate throughout his life.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Wanda, his stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, students, and many other family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City High School Marching Band.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service may be held at a later date.
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Esther M. “Tennessee” Hicks, 86 of Bunker Hill, Illinois passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Hospital in Granite City.

Esther was born on May 3, 1933 in Ripley, MO; the daughter of the late Aulbert and Annie (Coburn) Lockwood.

Esther was a restaurant manager at the 86er in Fairmont City and in her free time she enjoyed her days of sewing, embroidery and just being a mom.
Esther had a special love for her family and will be remembered for all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Esther is survived by and will be missed by her children; Johnnie “Mike” (Martha “Rose”) Newton of Nashville, TN, Vickie Chastain of Gillespie, IL, Tammie
(Randy) Brewer of Bunker Hill, IL, Kimberly (Greg) Kowalski of Granite City, IL, Tom (Tricia) Newton of Highland, IL, Tim (Jennie) Newton of Staunton, IL; 16
grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Maxine Tipton, Lillian “Margie” Peters, Judy (Elbon) Fields; brothers, Tom (Kay)
Lockwood, Paul Lockwood and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband; James Hicks; brothers, Jerry Lockwood, Dennis “Denny” Lockwood; sister, Annie
“Ann” Lynn.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Esther’s
life, services will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at
Friedens Cemetery in Troy, IL. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Robert L. Joshu, 91 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Robert was born on January 18, 1928 in East St. Louis, Illinois; the son of the late Louis W. and Edith L. (Mey) Joshu.

Robert was a self employed meat cutter and a member of the meat cutters union local 534. Many people may have known Robert while he was working at
Cohen’s in Granite City and the time he gave as a part time veterinarian technician in Greenville.

Robert was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a member of the Granite City Knights of Columbus. Robert will be
remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
Robert is survived by and will be missed by his children; Patricia (Ronald) Briggs Sr. of Granite City, Robert W. (Julia) Joshu of Cold Springs, TX;
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Winifred Opperman; brother-in-law, Charles R. (Jayne) Kress.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years; Julia L. (Kress) Joshu; his granddaughter, Angela Briggs; his grandson,
Ronald A. Briggs Jr.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300
Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye and Fr. Zachary Edgar as celebrants. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview
Heights. Memorial donations are suggested to Masses at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL or to the Granite
City A.P.A. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Patricia A. Venable, 65, of Granite City, IL passed away at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at home with her family.

She was born January 11, 1954 in Granite City, IL to Richard and Betty (nee: Lee) Sanders.

Patricia and Billy Venable married April 10, 1989 in Edwardsville, IL.

She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Pontoon Beach, IL. She worked as a CNA at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

She is survived by her husband: Billy Venable of Granite City, IL; daughter: Jennifer Warren of Granite City, IL; two sons: Christopher (Shantel) Wallace
Granite City, IL, and Brian Wallace of Granite City, IL; 12 grandchildren: Haylee Wallace, Charles Wallace III, Zachary Wallace, Connor Jones, Austin
Ramirez, Lorie Warren, Ashely Warren, Josh Warren, Ryan Warren, Abel Huff, Aubrey Wallace, and Annabelle Warren; 5 great-grandchildren: Charlie
Warren, Kiegan Harris, Lucas Focht, Hayden Focht, Kailee Warren; 3 brothers: Richard Lee Sanders of Granite City, IL, Joe Sanders of Granite City, IL, and
Tommy (Stephanie) Sanders of Alton, IL; 3 sisters: Betty Jean (Richard) Walmac of Granite City, IL, Karen (Mark) Arrigo of Pontoon Beach, IL, and Joyce
Sanders of Granite City, IL.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one son: Charles "Chuck" David Edward Wallace; one brother: John Sanders and one sister: Linda
Fudge.

Services are pending. Professional services entrust to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Oscar Ray Grant, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City.

He was born on June 22, 1937 in Lake City, AK to Henry and Polly (Collins) Grant. He was retired from Ryerson Steel where he worked as a crane operator.

He is survived by son, David (Sandra) Grant of Granite City, IL; 2 daughters: Kathy Grove of Caseyville, IL and Debbie (Jeff) Clark of Caseyville, IL; eight
grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delberta (DeWitt) Grant; sons, Robert and James Grant; two brothers, and three sisters.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Pontoon Beach.
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Kevin R. McGee, 57 of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

He was born on October 19, 1962 in Granite City, IL to Myrel and Maxine nee: Allister McGee.

Kevin owned McGee’s Bar in Madison for 13 years. He enjoyed fishing, darts and spending time with his grandchild.

Besides his fiancé, Bridget Anello, Kevin is survived by a daughter, Brittany (Tim) Eugea of Granite City, IL; a grandchild, Emma Eugea; a brother: Robert
(Martha) McGee of Granite City, IL; a sister: Anita (Bill) Donohue of Granite City, IL and 2 sisters in law: Linda McGee and Donna McGee, both of Granite City,
IL

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Ray McGee and John McGee.

A memorial gathering will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Lisa Ann Dunn, 53, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. Nov. 20, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born Jan. 21, 1966 in East St. Louis, IL to Jo Ann (Daubach) Hamlin of Granite City and the late Everett Hamlin.

She and Robert G. Dunn were married July 28, 1984 in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.

Lisa was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son: Chad (Michelle) Dunn of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Kamryn and Gracie; 6 sisters: Diane
(Don) Justus of Granite City, Jo Ann (Robert) Cagle of Troy, IL, Mary (John) Carbone of Lebanon, IL, Clarice Marshall of Granite City, Linda (Jeff) McClery of
Granite City and Anna (Mike) Thebeau of Granite City; 3 half-sisters; and 1 half-brother.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. Nov. 23, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Donna Fay Grimes, 57, of Montgomery City passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born August 14, 1962 in Granite City to Robert and Wilma (nee: Hays) Tindall. Donna was employed by Casey’s General Store.

She is survived by three daughters, Jackie Grimes of Bowling Green, MO, Shelly Grimes of Troy, MO and Kelly Grimes (Joey Cash) of Wellsville, MO; son,
Brian Grimes (Lauren Jacobi) of Montgomery City, MO; eleven grandchildren, Lexus Dooley, Mykenzie Cash, Skylar Kohlenberger, Brooke Cash, Mariah
Kohlenberger, Taylor Dooley, Jolie Cash, Landon Dooley, Elly Cash, Kaylee Sloan and Aubrey Grimes; two sisters, Charla (Kevin) Oebermann of St.
Charles, MO., and Ruth Lasley of Belleville and many nieces and nephews..

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles Tindall.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, with the
Rev. Ralph Williams officiating. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.
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Edith Mae James, 77 passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Gateway Regional medical Center, Granite City, IL.

She was born August 16, 1942 in Carthage, MO to Charles and Mary (nee: Schembra) Humbard.

Edith was a past member of the Eagles FOE 1126 in Granite City, IL. She retired from Walgreens in Granite City, IL where she had worked at a senior
beauty consultant in the cosmetics department.

She is survived by her son: Tony (Carla) James of Granite City, IL; three grandchildren: Tabitha James of Ipswitch, England, Kyle (Loreli) James of
Collinsville, IL and Kevin (Brittany) James of Granite City, IL; sister: Lucille Peaks and brother: Cecil Humbard.

Both parents preceded her in death.

A memorial visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorial may be made to the Granite City APA, 5000 Old Alton Road, Granite City, IL.
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Brian Wortham, age 41, of Round Rock, TX, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on October 26, 2019. Brian was born
on November 29, 1977 in Granite City, IL, a son of Elmer Wortham and the late Janis (Knorr) Wortham.

Brian played tennis and football in high school in Granite City; he continued to play tennis as an adult. After graduating high school, Brian earned his
Bachelors from University of Missouri, Masters from Eastern Carolina University, Doctorate in Education from Northern Illinois University and his Doctorate
in Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s Law School.

Brian was an avid and vivid University of Missouri fan. He made most of his big decisions in life around Mizzou, like going to college so he could watch
Norm Stewart coach the Men’s Basketball team and the name of his first born offspring (Chase; after Chase Daniel, a former Mizzou quarterback and
current NFL quarterback). Brian loved playing video games and phone apps, like Clash of Clans; he connected with many people by using technologies. He
decorated intensely for holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, with lights, moving statues, and what seemed like more extension cords than for
sale in most hardware stores. Brian was adventurous and willing to try unique and outside-the box opportunities, like learning how to hang dry-wall and
going collecting for marine animals on a research vessel.
Mostly, Brian was an all-in dad. On non-school days, he always planned and found local events to take his kids, such as festivals, shows, and historical
locations. Weekly, he attended lunches with his daughter Chloe at her school and attended Tai Kwan Do practices and testing with his son Chase. They
had a much anticipated movie night on Fridays where they watched a movie all together at home. Consistently, the number one priority in Brian’s mind and
life was always his kids. They were his number one love.

In addition to his father, Brian is survived by his loving children, Chloe and Chase Wortham; sister, Jennifer Wortham; nephew, Ryan Neal; step mother,
Sheila Wortham; step sister, Lauren McCauley; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society for Lymphoma Research. Donations will be accepted at
the funeral chapel.
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James Leon Dillon, 69, of Town and Country, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Mason Pointe Nursing Home in Chesterfield, Missouri.

He was born November 5, 1950 in Granite City, a son of the late James O. and Josephine “Blondie” (Rogenski) Dillon.

He married Deborah P. (Rhoads) Dillon on February 5, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

He retired as a dedicated employee of the Madison School District working his entire career as a custodian at Harris School.

He had a special love of playing golf, enjoyed his many days at Arlington Golf Course and leaves behind many cherished golfing buddies. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 47 years, he is survived by a daughter, Andrea Luffman of Ballwin, Missouri; four granddaughters, Sarah Luffman, Kaye
Luffman, Dillon Luffman and James Winn; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Geraldine Dillon of Fenton, Missouri; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia
and Larry Welle of Springfield, Missouri; sister-in-law, Eleanor Dillon of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Patrick Dillon.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Don Wolford officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or as Masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Harold W. Woker, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:25 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Meridian Village
in Glen Carbon.

He was born April 30, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Edward and Frieda (Breihan) Woker.

He married Gladys F. (Schneider) Woker on August 3, 1957 in Granite City and she passed away on January 9, 2005.

He had retired from Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis in 1991 after 40 years of dedicated service with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft.

The United States Army Air Corp veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite
City. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and tending to his yard. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Terri and Gregory Grohman of Columbia, Illinois and Susan Woker of Granite City; two grandchildren,
Kaitlin Grohman, serving with the United States Air Force and John Grohman of Columbia, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Cliff.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue at Concordia Lutheran Church, 2305 Grand Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Feicho officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Teagus T. Saufnauer, 45 of Wood River, formerly of Granite City and Edwardsville passed away on Monday, November 18,
2019 at his home.

Teagus was born on June 21, 1974 in Granite City. Teagus was a deck hand for Lewis & Clark Tow Boat Operations and a graduate of Edwardsville High
School. In his free time, Teagus enjoyed his days of spending time with his family and friends. Teagus will be remembered for his kind heart and all the
special times he shared with his family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his mom and step dad; Carol and Sam Amisch of Edwardsville; sister, Charisma (Dan) Henzie; niece, Caitlyn
Henzie, Carissa Henzie; son, Luke Laster; step mom, Trudy Saufnauer; brothers, Eric Saufnauer and children, Boris Twillman; nephew, Forest Twillman;
niece, Sarah Twillman; uncle, Bill Coghlan; cousins, Megan (Gawain) Piper, Marley (Dale) Wall; 2nd cousin, Presley Wall; 2nd cousins, Kadence Piper, Lora
Lie Piper; aunt, Cindy (Dave Sciotto) Coghlan; cousin, Emily Baczewski; aunt, Catherine Gaumer; cousin, Steven (Jayne) Gaumer; 2nd cousin, Michael
Gaumer, Elizabeth Gaumer; uncle, George Amisch; cousin, John (Rachele) Amisch; 2nd cousin, Mackinnon Amisch; cousin, Anne (Alex) Dragic; 2nd
cousin, Nikola Dragic; cousin, Jerry (Karen) Dragich and children, Janet (John) Sturley and children, Robert Dragich, Sue (Rick) McCain and children; sister-
in-law, Myrna Amisch nee; Kesterson; cousins, Anthony Allen, Tina Wyatt, Rose (Jim) Woodall.
Teagus was preceded in death by his father; Robert Saufnauer.

In celebration of Teagus’ life, graveside services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 West Florissant
Ave. in St, Louis.
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Marjorie I. Brannam, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 at Cedar Ridge of Lebanon, IL.

She was born June 2, 1930 in Granite City to the late Lewis & Carrie (Cline) Holshouser.

She and Grover Cleveland Brannam were married Apr. 29, 1949 in Granite City.  He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 2013.

Mrs. Brannam had owned her own bakery, sold AVON for 25 years and been a cook at Hardees in Granite City.  She was a Past Worthy Matron, Order of
Eastern Star Chapter 650.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Paula (Vance) Weiss of Pontoon Beach, IL and Colleen (Mike) Hoercher of Mascoutah, IL; 3 grandchildren: Jonathan Weiss,
Casey Hoercher and Maddie (Kyle) Donovan; and 2 great-grandchildren: Michael Patrick Donovan and Jase Jordan Donovan.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Elvis Holshouser; and 2 sisters: Helen Buhr and Mary Holshouser.

Services are private.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City First Assembly of God.
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Elizabeth Ann Kusmierczak, 76 of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Granite City, passed on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at
Liberty Village in Maryville, IL.

Ann was born on December 1, 1942 in Dover, TN; the daughter of the late Wilson and Viola (Sykes) Carney. She worked as a licensed beautician and as an
employee of Granite City School District No. 9. More importantly, she was highly engaged in her children’s lives, organizing and working countless
fundraisers to support Boy Scouts of America Troop 7 at St. Joseph Parish and Sacred Heart (Holy Family) School. She was the proud mother of two Eagle
Scouts, and awarded a commendation by the Boy Scouts of America for her service to Scouting. Her children were the first in her family to attend college.
She will be remembered for her unmatched work ethic, volunteerism, organizational abilities, service and compassion to family and friends in need, and
love of her family. Her willful spirit was proved often, even through several health setbacks later in life.

Ann is survived by and will be missed by her children; Stephen (Jamie) Kusmierczak of East Grand Rapids, MI, Joe (Rachel) Kusmierczak of Edwardsville,
IL, Melissa (Chris) Kult of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Stephen Cromer, Zoey Kult, Audrey Kusmierczak, Ben Kusmierczak, Liliana Kusmierczak and
Genevieve Kusmierczak. In addition to parents, Ann was preceded in death by her past husband Stephen Kusmierczak, Sr. and sisters; Arminda Colp,
Carrie Sue Stacey; grandson, Aidan Kusmierczak; aunt, Lydia Sykes; and cousin Marla Wortham Volpe.

In celebration of Elizabeth Ann’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.
m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are wished in lieu of flowers to the Art Restoration Fund of the Stephen and
Elizabeth Ann Kusmierczak Gallery at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago, IL.
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Charles “Chuck” Wayne Williams, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at John Cochran
VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Chuck was born on November 12, 1930, in Granite City, IL, a son of the late George Williams
and Eileen (Harrison) Williams.

Chuck was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy. On November 11, 1977, Chuck married Sandra Phyllis Noe, the
love of his life in Granite City, IL. Chuck was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church in Madison, IL. He worked for Commonwealth before joining the
Navy. After his honorable discharge he returned to Commonwealth for several years. Chuck then went to work for and retired from Granite City Steel after
many years of dedicated service. Chuck enjoyed woodworking and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Chuck 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, Chuck was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Sandra Williams of Granite City, IL; loving children, James Harris of Marissa, IL, Mary Kay (Travis) Boyer
of Point Comfort, TX, Beth (Dave) Williamson of Roseville, CA, Louise Noe of Belleville, IL and Cassie (Bob Parker) Strong of Granite City, IL; dear brother,
Richard (Deana) Williams of Bowling Green, KY; proud grandfather to Zakary, Deven, Alayna, Eric, Olivia, Tyler and Elias; nieces, nephews, extended family
and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor David Denton
officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Richard A. Willaredt, 82 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

Richard was born on February 26, 1937 in Granite City; the son of the late Arnold and Dorothy (Wachter) Willaredt. Richard was a Journeyman Machinist and
part owner of M & W Machine and Gear Shop in Madison for 42 years. Richard was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City Knights of
Columbus and the Edwardsville Moose Lodge. In his free time, Richard enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time with his family. Richard will be
remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Richard is survived by and will be missed by his wife of over 63 years; Janice (Konarcik) Willaredt; his children, Richard P. Willaredt of Granite City, IL Lisa
Dellamano of Nashville, TN, Amy (Tom) Miller of Bloomington, IL, Alan (Christa) Willaredt of Granite City, IL, Vincent (Julie) Willaredt of Granite City, IL;
grandchildren, Deanne Dellamano, Gillian (T.J.) Widmer, Gwendolyn Goddard, Paul Miller, Karen Willaredt, Rachel Willaredt, Andrew Willaredt, Lauren
Willaredt, Joseph Willaredt; great-grandchildren, Ethan Clark, Rylee Widmer; sister, Mary Lou Bowers and many other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In celebration of Richard’s life, a funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300
Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations
are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
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Shirley Woodard, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Granite City, IL.

Shirley was born on September 8, 1942 in Charleston, MS, a daughter of the late Joe Ramson and Louise (Pullum) Ramson.

Shirley was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed shopping, cooking and gardening. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Shirley will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayman Woodard.

She is survived by her loving children, Brenda Thomason of Granite City, IL, Chris (Anne) Woodard of Festus, MO, Donnie (Tina) Woodard of Woodson
Terrace, MO and Sterling Woodard of St. Johns, MO; dear siblings, Carolyn (Tom) of Houston, MS, JoAnn (Tate) of Drew, MS, James (Christy) of Southhaven,
TN and Danny (Maryann) of Charleston, MS; proud grandmother to Cheryl, Tiffany, Erica, Sarah, Tracy, Rylee and Haylee; many great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Chaplain Raymond
Doussard officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Nancy Lee Reeves, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Anderson Hospital,
Maryville, IL.

Nancy was born on November 9, 1946 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Garlan Hankins and Eva (Knott) Hankins.

On December 23, 1964, Nancy Hankins married Leonard Reeves, the love of her life in Wood River, IL. Nancy retired as a secretary from Coordinated Youth
Services in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated service. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Nancy especially cherished her
grandchildren, whom she adored. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Smoot.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband, Leonard Reeves of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Kimberly (Nathan) Bailey of Granite City, IL; dear siblings,
Sandra (Harry) Moyers of Fredericktown, MO, Cheryl Hankins of Edwardsville, IL, Sonny (Pam) Hankins of Edwardsville, IL and Ellis (Crystal) Hankins of
Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Brooke James of Edwardsville, IL and Austin Bailey of Granite City, IL; nieces, nephews, extended family and many
friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 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 Saturday, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Emily Bone, age 81, of Poplar Bluff, MO, formerly of Venice, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Southeast
Health Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO.

Emily was born on May 12, 1938 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Fred Lanham and Daisey (Randall) Lanham.

On June 18, 1955, Emily Lanham married Harley Bone, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Harley passed away on July 24, 2001. Emily was a former
member of Tri-City Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. She had worked in the cafeteria as a cook for Mitchell School in Granite City, IL, for many years. Emily
loved cleaning, and her home was always spotless. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and she always held a special place in her heart for
her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Emily loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Emily was preceded in death by her sisters, Doris, Zelma, Freida and Vivian; and by a great-granddaughter, Kylie
Powell.

Emily is survived by her loving sons, Harlan (Donna) Bone of Granite City, IL and Michael (Linda) Bone of Poplar Bluff, MO; dear brother, William Lanham of
Clearwater, FL; proud grandmother to Michael B. Bone of Poplar Bluff, MO and Cassidy (Paul) Powell of Van Buren, MO; proud great-grandmother to
Madison, Bryden and Addiley Powell; step-grandchildren, Monica, Derek, Marissa, Darren and Mallory; nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear
friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Shepherd officiating. Emily will be laid to
rest next to Harley at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Dixie L. Lively, age 84, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Willisville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at
Cedarhurst Nursing Home, Sparta, IL.

Dixie was born on February 2, 1935 in Willisville, IL, a daughter of the late Vallie Vancil and Amy (Glotfelty) Vancil.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Lively; children, Gary Lively and Nancy Lively; and by her siblings, Max, Virginia and Dilema.

Emily is survived by her nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating.
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Domingo Valencia Jr., age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at his home with his loving
family by his side.

Domingo was born on April 24, 1952 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Domingo Valencia Sr. and Evelyn (Vanderver) Valencia.

Domingo proudly served his country in the United States Army as a military policeman. During his tour of duty he was awarded the National Defense Service
Medal and the Allied Forces Expeditionary Medal. On September 29, 1990, Domingo married Carolyn Fisk, the love of his life in Las Vegas, NV. He retired in
2016 as an electrical manager from U.S. Steel after forty plus years of dedicated service. Domingo was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church and the
Mexican Honorary Commission in Granite City, IL. He was also a life member of Amvets Post 204 in Madison, IL, and a member of V.F.W. Post 1300 in
Granite City, IL, where he served as the Quarter Master. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his friends, whom he loved dearly. Domingo
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Domingo is survived by his devoted wife, Carolyn Valencia of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Christina Valencia of Granite City, IL; special friend, Bobby
Galvan; extended family and many dear friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the National Pancreas Foundation.
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Geraldean M. Demas, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born January 2, 1925 in Panama, Illinois, a daughter of the late John and Lila Belle (Freezeland) Demas.

She had worked at the Granite City Army Depot and Nameoki Township Office with many years of dedicated service as a secretary.

She loved reading and crocheting and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickey and Rick Burkey of St. Charles, Missouri and Terrey and David Haggett of Litchfield, Illinois; a son-
in-law, Robert Hardy of East Alton; seven grandchildren, Robert, Jon, Lori, Aaron, Eric, David Jr. and Trisden; many great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Billie
Demas of Bunker Hill; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lindsey Hardy and two brothers and a sister-in-law, John and Vera Demas
and George Demas.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, her body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine and no services are to be held.

Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lonnie Massey, 64, of Granite City, IL passed away 2:03 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

He was a member of Johnson Road General Baptist Church and he attended Calvary Baptist Church both of Granite City, IL.

He was born February 13, 1955 to Franklin and Zettie Lou (nee: Palmer) Massey.

He is survived by his former wife, Kathleen Massey of Granite City; two brothers, James and Stephen Massey and two sisters, Rachel and Sheila Massey all
of FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His cremation services were entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date at
Johnson Road General Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Shannon D. Monroe, 43 of Granite City passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at her home in Granite City.

Shannon was born on June 2, 1976 in Granite City.

Shannon was a caregiver who loved children and cooking. She was a member and in Catechumen at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Madison
and in her free time she enjoyed her days of vacationing with her family. Shannon will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special times she
shared with her family and friends.

Shannon is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Nathan Monroe Sr., whom she married on October 19, 2002; sons, Devon Taylor of Granite City,
Nathan Monroe Jr. of Granite City; daughter, Marissa Monroe of Granite City; mother and father-in-law, Kathi and Steven Jones of Granite City; father and
mother-in-law, George and Kristine Smith of Granite City; brother, Christopher A. Smith; sister, Patricia Smith and many other close family members and
friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox
Church, 416 Ewing Ave. in Madison, IL with Father Nicholas Finley officiating. Visitation will continue on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until
the time of the memorial celebration at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Purdin Cemetery in Purdin, MO.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Ricky Wayne Smelser, Sr., 57 of Granite City, IL passed away at 4:50 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his home.

He was born September 25, 1962 in East St. Louis, IL.

Ricky and Laura Hawkins married on December 27, 2002 in Edwardsville, IL.

He had worked as a security officer for Hudson Security in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife: Laura (nee: Hawkins) Smelser of Granite City, IL; four daughters: Chrystal Calvin of Granite City, IL, Leanna Smelser of Granite
City, IL, Holly Parker of Poplar Bluff, MO and Heather (Tyler) Pearson of Alton, IL: three sons: Ricky Smelser, Jr. of Brighton, IL, Jeffrey (Christina) Calvin of
Poplar Bluff, MO and Dustin (Doni) Smelser of Brighton, IL; twelve grandchildren: Xada, Alex, Alexis, Kurt, Alaina, Kassidy, Kaden, Xander, Gavin, Karter,
Olivia and Joshua; three brothers: Wayne (Tonia) Smelser, John (Erin) Smelser and Patrick (Shannon) Smelser; seven sisters: Donna (Al) Tome, Becky
(Shawn) Hines, Bobbie Thuis, Sherry Russell, Michelle (Jim) Martin, Bria Beckenbach and Kirsten Smelser and step-mother: Sharon Beckenbach .

Preceded in death by his mother: Patricia (nee: Noe) Beckenbach and step-father: Bob Beckenbach and father: Cletus Smelser.

Memorial visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
in Granite City, IL
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Charles E. “Skip” Smith Jr., 71 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital.

Skip was born on April 28, 1948 in Granite City; the son of the late Charles E. and Deloris (Broyles) Smith Sr. Skip was a carpenter for Granite City
Carpenters Union 633. He was a member of the Granite City American Legion and a lifetime member of Granite City D.A.V. Skip proudly served his country,
volunteering for service in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War. Skip enjoyed his days of watching the news and spending time with
his family. Skip will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Skip is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Linda (Ballhorn) Smith, whom he married on July 20, 1968; son, Jason (Stacie) Smith of Granite City;
grandchildren, Josh Niles, Jacob Niles-Smith, Patricia Niles-Smith, Nathaniel Niles-Smith, Maryssa Norton, Bryce Norton; nieces, Stacy Kneedler, Christine
Collins, Julie Dean; nephew, Clayton Nowicki and many other nieces, nephews and other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Skip was preceded in death by his son; John C. Smith; brother, William Smith; sister, Sue Nowicki; father and mother-in-law, John
and Alice(Bargen) Ballhorn.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Skip’s life,
services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Lawrence C. Lucas, 76, of Mitchell, IL passed away at 5:55 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at his home.

He was born June 28, 1943 in Roanoke, VA to Douglas Clay and Dora Madeline (nee: Peters) Lucas.

Lawrence owned All-In-One-Detail in Pontoon Beach, IL. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by two sons: Luke C. Wilson of Pompano Beach, FL and Nathan L. Lucas of White House, TN; four grandchildren: Dion, Austin, Caleb and
Abigail and his fiancée: Paige A. Johnson of Mitchell, IL.

Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Memorials
may be made to Riverbend Humane Society & Animal Shelter, Jerseyville, IL. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Redia “Rita” Joan Weymouth, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:43 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at
Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

She was born May 27, 1951 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Elna Ione (Moore) Hunt.

She married Charles Frederick Weymouth III on March 10, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on November 20, 2001.

She had worked in telemarketing with C.D.I. and had also worked as a CAN at Stearns Nursing Home. She loved singing, cherished her grandchildren and
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Rich and Julie
Roller of Granite City, Joe and Gen Roller of Cannon Falls, Minnesota and Dan and Sharon Roller of New Richmond, Wisconsin; fourteen grandchildren,
Lerah, Gabe, Nick, Hannah, Abigail, Aaron, Joshua, Lindsey, Savannah, Madison, James, Ellie, Redia and Titus; three sisters and two brothers-in-law,
Patricia Pulley of Edmond, Oklahoma, Carolyn and Chester Heidbrink of Belvidere, Illinois and Cynthia and Roger Clutts 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 grandson, Charlie; a brother,
Larry Hunt; a sister, Sheila Renee’ Hunt and a brother-in-law, Edward Pulley.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis,
Missouri. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Elenora Emma “Elly” Guth, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at The Sarah
Community in Bridgeton, Missouri.

She was born June 9, 1933 in Biehle, Missouri, a daughter of the late Ferd and Rosa (Lieble) Sauer.

She married Leonard J. Guth on February 14, 1970 and he passed away on February 18, 2011.

Mrs. Elenora ‘Elly’ Guth had an amazing, fun-filled life, surrounded by a wonderful, large family and many friends. She was a hair salon owner with her sister
Alvera in St Louis for many years prior to becoming a mother and loving wife.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Stagner; three brothers Lonnie, Walbert and Urban Sauer
and two sisters Leola Hotop and Alvera Bellm.

She is survived by her children Vicky Guth of Granite City, Illinois, April Guth of Collinsville, Illinois, Angela Mullins of Valparaiso, Florida, Teresa Guth of
Collinsville Illinois; sons-in-law Steve Foehrkolb and Dale Mullins; grandchildren, Heath Zeigler, Vincent Bonvicino II, Brittnie Duvall-Rhodes, Josh Guth,
Gerald Stagner and Dylan Putnam; great-grandchildren Cencio and Quorra Bonvicino, Clayton and Gaige Guth, Leonidas Spencer, Justice and Manasseh
Putnam and Mason Laird; a sister Rose Dudley and two brothers Florian and Ferd Jr Sauer, all from St Louis; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:
00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard M. “Rich” Moore, 82, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:37 a.m. on Monday,
November 4, 2019 at his home.

He was born March 7, 1937 in Granite City, a son of the late Ray Martin ad Marie (Huffstutler) Moore.

He married Joyce E. (Keel) Moore on February 24, 1989 in Granite City and she survives.

He had retired in 1995 as a supervisor from Granite City Steel after 19 years of dedicated service. Prior to working at Granite City Steel, he had worked at
Granite Sheet Metal for several years.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army National Guard and was a 1956 graduate of Granite City High School. He was a faithful member
of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City for 30 years and had been active with several civic organizations throughout the years. He was a proud member of
the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and enjoyed working with stained glass. He loved traveling and was fortunate to make all 50 states and other
locations and appreciated history and visiting many historical and military sites on his many journeys. He cherished his family 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 six children and their spouses, Richard and Tracey Moore of Granite City, Troy and Barbara Moore of
Englewood, Florida, Peter and Karen Moore of Granite City, Angela and Mark Succarotte of Granite City, Rhonda Chilton of Collinsville and Dana and Wayne
Reid of Collinsville; fourteen grandchildren, Natalie, Amanda, Elijah, Hannah, Sophia, Emily, John, Richie, Shawn, Dana, Danielle, Chad, Megan and
Natalie; nineteen great grandchildren; a sister, Glenda Moore of Collinsville; other extended family and many friends.


In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Wayne Reid officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Rita J. Smith, 79 of Granite City passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City.

Rita was born on January 27, 1940 in St. Louis Missouri; the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy (Bowler) Obermark. Rita was a member and a bar
tender at the Granite City D.A.V. She was a member of the Granite City American Legion, the Granite City V.F.W, the Venice Social Club, and Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City. Rita loved life and enjoyed her days of meeting and socializing with her many friends throughout the Granite City area. She
will be remembered for her outgoing personality and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Rita is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Bobby Smith Jr. of Granite City, Richard W. Smith of Fairview Heights, Steven W. Smith of Swansea,
Gerald P. (Morgan) Smith of Granite City; grandchildren, Samantha Smith, Nico Smith, Patricia Naler, Gerald Paul Naler Smith, Marie Teresa (Richard)
Fleetwood; great-grandchildren, Eli James Lambert, Gerald Paul Smith, Jamie Fleetwood, Richard Fleetwood, Riley Fleetwood.

In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her brothers; Mel Obermark, Michael Obermark, Richard Obermark, Robert Obermark; sisters,
Marci Colantone, Mary Gardner.

In celebration of Rita’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Beverly Anita McIlroy, 79, of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:16 p.m. Fri. Nov. 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Aug. 14, 1940 in Bertrand, MO to the late Willette (Morgan) Thomas Sliger and William Thomas.

She and George W. McIlroy were married Oct. 25, 1962.  He survives in Granite City.

Beverly was a bank teller for over 30 years, serving in the Granite City and Edwardsville area.  She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by 3 children: Troy McIlroy of Troy, IL, Lori Long of Collinsville, IL and Monica (Jeff) Warren of Troy, IL; 6
grandchildren: Sean (Carrie) McIlroy, Rebecca McIlroy, Chelsea Smith, Ryan Long, Riley Long and Landon Warren; a sister: Margaret (Raymond) Smith of
Oklahoma City, OK; a brother: Paul (Rose) Thomas of Kileen, TX; and a daughter-in-law: Trish McIlroy.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son: Eric McIlroy; great-grandchildren: Theodore and Ezra McIlroy; and a brother: William Thomas.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:00 p.m. Tues. Nov. 5, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Mike
McIlroy officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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William “Bill” J. McGarrahan, age 92, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Venice, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 31,
2019, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL surrounded by his four daughters.

Bill was born on November 10, 1926 in Madison, IL, a son of the late George B. McGarrahan and Helen C. (Butler) McGarrahan.

Bill was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines.

On November 25, 1948, Bill married Tillie Ponce, the love of his life at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice, IL. Bill was a faithful member of Holy Family
Catholic Church and a member of Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus, Granite City, IL. He also served on the Catholic Charities Board and was Township Clerk
for Venice, IL, for many years. Bill retired as an electrician from Union Electric after forty years of dedicated service.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing; he even taught all of his grandchildren how to fish. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family, whom he adored. 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 brothers, John “Jack” McGarrahan, Donald McGarrahan and George LeeMcGarrahan.

He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Tillie McGarrahan, loving daughters, Margie (Michael) Stark of Edwardsville, IL, Joan (Joe) Papes of
Wildwood, MO, Janet Nolan-Peranich of O’Fallon, IL (Dave Nolan, deceased) (Bob Peranich) and Mary Beth (Rick) Edwards of O’Fallon, IL; proud
grandfather to Matthew (Danielle) Papes, Nathan Papes, Jonathan (Megan) Nolan, Erin Nolan, Megan Nolan and Natalie Edwards; proud great-grandfather
to London Papes, Braxton Nolan and Camden Nolan; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The McGarrahan family would like to extend a thank you to Stillwater Assisted Living in Edwardsville, IL, for the care given to Bill. They would also like to
extend a special thank you to Glenda Pembrook, Remona Giles and Serena Giles, for the special care and love shown to Bill and the family.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Ruth M. Petri, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Fountainview Manor
in Granite City.

She was born January 4, 1925 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Albert and Olivia (Rickert) Schroeder.

She married Lawrence A. Petri on January 19, 1946 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church and he passed away on June 30, 2008.

She and her husband owned and operated Petri Café in downtown Granite City since 1946 with over 73 years of dedicated and loving service to the
community. Ruth couldn’t sit still and was always helping wait on customers, bus tables, cook, clean, wash dishes or whatever else needed to be done.
She would also been seen just sitting down to lend an ear.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and grew up through the Sacred Heart Parish. In her earlier years she loved to dance with her husband
and enjoyed any reason to have a get together. Her gentle spirit and beautiful smile will always be with us. She cherished her family and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family, friends and customers.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kathy Petri of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Larry Wood of Glen Carbon; four
grandsons and their spouses, Nicholas Wood of Granite City, Timothy and LeeAnn Wood of Pearland, Texas, Jonathan and Jennifer Petri of Woodbridge,
Virginia and Benjamin Petri of Granite City; three great grandchildren, Anastasia Petri, Addison Petri and Howard Wood; two sisters, Alberta Becker of
Granite City and Betty Timko of Sun City, Florida; sister-in-law, Rhea Corrigan of Downers Grove, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 62 years, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Schroeder.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 4, 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 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Harry A. Lane, 85, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Granite City, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, in Glen Carbon. He
was a resident of Eden Village Care Center.

Harry was born on August 1, 1934, in Breese, Illinois, son of Barto B. Lane and Annie Ebrite Lane. He married Martha Baur Bailey in 1963.  They divorced in
1996.

Surviving are his daughter, Melissa Lane (Keith Scarbrough) of Glen Carbon, Illinois; son, Bart Lane (Linda Melin) of Lynnwood, Washington; son, H. Chad
Lane (Jodi Weber) of Fenton, Missouri; grandchildren Caitria, Cole, and Seth Scarbrough, and Rowan Torbitzky-Lane; and sister Martha Lane Jones of
Centralia, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Charles Lane of New Windsor, Illinois, and Flora Lane Mildred of Fairbury, Illinois.

Harry proudly served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1957 to 1961. Harry was a life-long and passionate educator.  He graduated from Illinois
State University and began his teaching career in Granite City, Illinois, teaching high school math for 36 years.  Harry was also passionate about advancing
the rights of educators and served as president of the Illinois teachers’ union during 60s.  He was equally passionate about the game of golf and brought
the golf team to Granite City High School in 1966, serving as the very first golf coach, a position he held for many years.  After retiring from the public school
district, Harry continued with his love of educating by teaching math at St. Louis Community College for another 15 years.

Harry was an avid sports fan, especially golf, professional baseball and college basketball.

His memorial service will be on Saturday, November 2, at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, Illinois. Visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
and a short celebration of life at 1:00 pm.

Memorials may be directed to St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, Illinois, or Illinois State University College of Education.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Paula Sue Travis, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at her home with her loving
family by her side. Paula was born in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Paul Harger and Florence (Jackson) Harger.

On February 8, 1964, Paula Harger married Lowell Travis, the love of her life in Collinsville, IL; Paula was a faithful member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church in Edwardsville, IL. She retired as a registered nurse from Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL, after many years of dedicated
service. Paula enjoyed reading a good book, going to lunch with her family, scrapbooking and putting jigsaw puzzles together. She also loved and
cherished her blood hound dogs. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Paula loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all
she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Paula was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Harger; and by her two great-grandchildren, Theodore and Ezra McIlroy.

Paula is survived by her devoted husband, Lowell Travis of Granite City, IL; loving children, Melissa (Tom) Schmidt of Maryville, IL and Dana (Keri) Travis of
Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Sean (Carrie) McIlroy, Tommy (Lauren) Schmidt, Cody Schmidt, Alliann Travis and Jacob Travis; extended family and
many dear friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Inurnment will be held at Christ Church
Cathedral in St. Louis, MO, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Treehouse Wildlife Center, Dow, IL. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Donna Cuvar-Mariotti, 72, of Saratoga Springs, NY, and more recently Ashland City, TN, passed away on Sunday, October
20, 2019, in Springfield, TN.

Donna was born on October 28, 1946 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Paul Stayduhar and Izetta Joan, nee Smith, Stayduhar.

On December 28, 1990 Donna married Rocco (Rocky) Mariotti in Ossining, NY, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2018.

Donna was a Senior Vice President – Wealth Specialist at KeyBank for over 21 years at the time of her passing. She was a Certified Financial Planner;
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor; Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist; and Certified Trust Financial Advisor.
Donna was a 40 year veteran in financial services and the retirement planning profession. Prior to joining Key, she held positions in all facets of the
brokerage industry. She founded a retirement planning consulting company that worked with banks and brokerage firms to develop retirement plan
departments, structure internal policies and procedures, and draft retirement plan marketing materials. She successfully completed a public offering for that
company and served as its President and CEO for 10 years.

Donna was a gifted musician and singer and performed professionally in the St. Louis area as a young adult. She was an accomplished musician with the
ability to play piano, guitar, and many other instruments. She was a pianist for several local churches and gospel groups prior to leaving to pursue her
dreams in the financial industry in New York City.

While in New York, Donna met the love her life, Rocky, a decorated Officer and Detective for the New York City Police Department. He and Donna in their life
together were animal lovers and patrons of many animal related charities. They devoted their time to the rescue of animals, particularly the cats that shared
their home.

Donna is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa (Randy) Morris of Ashland City, TN; one brother, Paul (Debby) Stayduhar of Glen Carbon, IL; three grand-
children Brandi, Robbie, and Jackson Morris of Ashland City, TN; one great-grandchild Braylon; one niece, Caitlin Stayduhar of St. Louis, MO; three sisters-
in-law, Laura Pampino of Middletown, NJ, Carletta Longo of Magnolia, NJ, and Marietta Norbeck of Mantua, NJ; and one brother-in-law, Carl Payne of
Waterbury Center, VT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her memory to the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of a memorial service held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL 62034. Interment will be private at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Robert E. Loftis, 58, of Granite City, IL passed away at 7:33 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Barns Jewish hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

He was born on June 18, 1961 in St. Louis, MO to Albert Glen Sr. and Georgia (nee: Medley) Loftis.

Robert is survived by his daughter: Tamara Loftis of Granite City, IL; son: Roy Hooker of Granite City, IL two step-children: Ashlee Buchannan of Flagstaff, AZ,
and Steven Buchannan of Granite City, IL; two grandchildren: Isabella Taylor and Evelyn Soomro; two step-grandchildren: Skyla Soomro and Audrey Gunter;
three brothers: Albert (Elizabeth) Loftis of Gillespie, IL, Tommy Loftis of Granite City, IL and Richard Loftis of Granite City, IL; sister: Debbie Hayden of Granite
City, IL.

Besides both parents he was preceded in death by his brother: William Loftis and two sisters: Alice Loftis and Alma Hart.

Services are pending at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Charlene H. Boyd of Granite City and formerly of Glasgow, Illinois passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 in
Granite City.

She was born February 21, 1934 in Glasgow, a daughter of the late Archie and Iva May (Young) Hester.

She married Jerry M. Boyd on October 25, 1958 at the Glasgow Baptist Church and he passed away on April 28, 1983.

She had worked several years with Central Bank and Preferred Finance in Granite City and retired as a business manager from NSY Warehouse in St.
Louis. Following her retirement, she worked with the Department of Aging and loved volunteering with the adult literacy program at the Granite City Library
through S.W.I.C.. She served many years as an election judge with Chouteau Township and also volunteered with FIGS.

She had a passion for reading and helping others to do the same. She had a love for nature and enjoyed her plants and flowers. She cherished her
grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four children and their spouses Cynthia St. Clair of Overland, Missouri, Kevin and Gena Boyd of Granite City, Beth Boyd of Granite City and
Jeffrey and Ann Marie Boyd of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Brittany St. Clair, Corey St. Clair, Kayla Albertina, Kiersten Smith, Conner York, Riley York
and Nicole Boyd; eight great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Sammie, Carson, Hadley, Harper, Hensi, Kruz and Cooper; two sisters, Dorothy Kyllo of Alabama
and Roberta Ryder of Glasgow; a brother, Dean Hester of Glasgow; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ellen Hester and two brothers, David and Corky Hester.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Coonrod Airsman Hires Funeral Home, 107 East Cross Street in Winchester on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until
time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend George Cowper officiating.

Burial will follow at the Glasgow Cemetery in Glasgow.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the Six Mile Regional Library District in Granite City, 2001 Delmar Avenue, Granite City, Illinois 62040 or
support your local library system.
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Coleman V. “Cole” Beatty, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Granite
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born January 22, 1938 in Granite City, a son of the late Coleman L. Beatty and the late Ethel (Fleet) Long.

He married Patricia C. “Pat” (Jones) Beatty on June 14, 1959 at the First Baptist Church in Granite City and she passed away on November 20, 2007.

He was the owner and operator of CBC Pools and Spas for many years. He was a former member of the Operating Engineers Local #520 and enjoyed
golfing and fishing in his younger days. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Deanna and Barry Gurney of Granite City and Allayna Carnahan of Granite City; a son, Curtis Beatty of
Granite City; seven grandchildren, DeLaynie, Brandon, Angel, Cody, Cierra, Nathan and Dawson; three great grandchildren, Ethan, Jacob and Kora; a sister,
Darlene Nicholas of Troy, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Duane Beatty; a grandson, Christopher Moore and a brother and sister-in-
law, Bill and Bev Thomas.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.
m. until time of memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Greg Stafford officiating.

Memorials may be made to Breeze Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Sandra “Sandy” Boshkoff, age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Sandy was born on June 28, 1955 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Sam Boshkoff and Helen (Diak) Boshkoff.

Sandy was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Sandy will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sandy is survived by her daughter, Amanda Boshkoff and son-in-law, Daniel Woodson of Granite City, IL; stepson, Tom Evans of Granite City, IL; sister,
Phyllis Wood of Madison, IL; nephew, Mike Wood of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Horseshoe Lake, Granite City, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Hon. George Filcoff, Jr. was born March 11, 1934 in Granite City, Illinois to George Filcoff Sr. and Anka Tchasovnicarova
Filcoff, both of whom were brought to live in America from Bulgaria by their parents to seek a better life, met while
attending Washington University in St. Louis while Anka studied music and George Sr. studied engineering.

Judge Filcoff grew up in Madison and Granite City, Illinois and was often known throughout Madison County and some of St. Clair County as the boy who
delivered the milk to your door as his father owned the Granite City Dairy and George would chip ice and deliver the fresh milk from the back of the milk truck
to all of the customers door steps. George graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with B.A. and J.D in 1957, was a Golden Legion member of
Phi Delta Theta and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He also attended semesters at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan Ann
Arbor and often recalled his favorite summer job in college being a life guard near the Oak Street Beach in Chicago and learned to dance during a summer
spent in Ann Arbor where he was the only guy in full dance class.

Judge Filcoff was commissioned as a reserve officer in 1957 to the Army of the United States after Officer Candidate School and graduated with the United
States Army Air Defense School in 1958 in Ft. Bliss, Texas for his assignment to Artillery. Captain George Filcoff Jr. was honorably discharged from the
reserves January 9, 1969. Captain Filcoff was proud of his service and enjoyed his time most notably at Fort Bliss Texas, Fort Knox Kentucky and White
Sands New Mexico.

Judge Filcoff started in the practice of law under Morris Chapman in Granite City, IL whom he recalled being the greatest trial attorney in the area at the time.
On the first day of practice after being sworn in to the bar, George was given a file and told he was trying a case that morning and that he had to go straight
to the Courthouse. Although the case did not have favorable facts, the jury ruled in George’s favor he believed because they felt sorry for him after the
presiding judge was so hard on him and George had to explain it was his first trial. Amazed by his success, his boss told him to do and say the same thing
at a different trial the very next day. After five years with Morris, George began his life long partnerships with John Gitchoff and Lance Callis in Granite City,
Illinois. George recalled practicing with his dearest friends at this time was the most rewarding, fun and exciting times of his professional life. During this
time, George was also the City Attorney for Granite City and City of Madison. Judge Filcoff was sworn in as judge in Madison County, Illinois in 1977 where
he would serve on the bench for nearly twenty years in various capacities and retired as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois in 1995. For
more than a decade the only family judge in the county, Judge Filcoff performed tens of thousands of divorces or family cases, was known for moving cases
and knowing the law. After his retirement from the bench, Judge Filcoff practiced law until his death for another twenty-four years going back to practice Of
Counsel at the Callis Law Firm. Always a general practitioner of law, Judge Filcoff also worked as in-house counsel to Highland Supply Company and was
the attorney for Metro East Sanitary District. Judge Filcoff began to train his son, Derek Filcoff, at this time, teaching him about the law business and how to
practice what he loved for over sixty years always maintaining that it was privilege and an honor to represent people. Judge Filcoff was a member of the
following bars and associations: 1958, Illinois; 1957, Missouri; 1958, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois; 1958, U.S. District Court, Southern
District of Illinois; 1968, U.S. Supreme Court, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers
Association, American Arbitration Association, New York State Association of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association and was past President of the
Madison County Illinois Bar Association. Judge Filcoff was recognized numerous times in Chicago Magazine’s Top Lawyer and Super Lawyer editions as
one of the top attorneys in Illinois.

Judge Filcoff enjoyed watching football and attended most of the St. Louis Football Cardinal home games in the 1970s and 1980s and many Mizzou and
Illini home games at that time. For 25 years, George has had season tickets to the University of Florida Football games and looked forward every year to
attending as many games in Gainesville, FL as possible and had the nickname in Gator circles, including the Gateway Gator Club in St. Louis, MO as Gator
George. Judge Filcoff was proud of his culture that he carried on from his parents that included food (anything with lamb and Bulgarian banitsa) and
classical music. Some of George’s favorite hobbies were travel. He took his daughters to 39 States, loved the State of Florida from the time he first visited it
in the 1960s and spent much of his vacation there, and took his son to far off places like Egypt and Greece but Spain above all was his favorite place to visit.
He was a student of the golf swing, a voracious reader of books, journals, newspapers, and magazines and he had often finished every major, local and
legal newspaper before breakfast. He loved exploring Walt Disney World, being near the beach on Longboat Key, FL, eating blue crab at Walt’s Fish Market,
visiting Ginnie Springs, eating at the Columbia’s on St. Armand’s Circle, spending time at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, finding new BBQ places on
backroads, canoeing the Myakka river, flying kites on Art Hill in St. Louis, collected anything that had Don Quixote on it and loved anything with Marilyn
Monroe. He loved talking to people everywhere he went and had a wealth of stories he loved to share with everyone. Two phrases you were likely to hear
from George were “just be nice to everyone” and “better a day early than a minute late”.

Hon. George Filcoff Jr. leaves behind his wife, Deborah J. Filcoff and their son, Derek, and his daughters Kimberly, Krista and Kitty, grandchildren Errity,
Brandy, Ashley, Katey, Tucker and Fallyn, and great-grandchildren, Jaelen, Evan, Conner, Liam, Hunter, Elora, Isaiah, Isaac, Jesiah and Ace.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be held at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, Judge Filcoff was a big believer in education opening doors to opportunities and shaping the future. Donations can be made to the
University of Florida-FL Opportunity Scholarship fund F012979 in memory of George Filcoff, Jr. Checks/money orders to: University of Florida Foundation,
Gifts & Records Dept., PO BOX 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604. Please write George Filcoff Jr. in the memo line of the check if possible. Or if you wish to give
via credit card, you may call (877)351-2377.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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E. Marlene Bolling, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:58 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Carlsbad
Medical Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

She was born January 26, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benton and Virginia (Conway) Boyd.

She married James Bolling in 1952 and he passed away in 2004.

She was a loving and dedicated homemaker whom will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her children and grandchildren. She had
a love of all animals and loved raising and tending to her chickens and cherished her schnauzer, Sally.

She is survived by six children and spouses, David and Beth Bolling of Pinckneyville, Illinois, Debra and Paul Hoffman of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Robert
Bolling of Granite City, Joseph Bolling of Granite City, Steven and Freda Bolling of Granite City and Carol and Tim Allen of Santa Teresa, Texas; a daughter-
in-law, Margaret Bolling; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Lois Boyd of Holiday
Shores; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Mike Batson of Moro; sister-in-law, Jo Marie Boyd of Holiday Shores; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bolling and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Eugene “Booge”
and Jeanie Boyd and Bill Boyd.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Paul Hoffman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Wilbert W. “Bill” Schrenk, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Barnes
Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born June 16, 1933 in Perry County, Missouri, a son of the late William and Ida (Kirn) Schrenk.

He married Delora M. “Bootsie” (Arnold) Schrenk on August 8, 1959 in St. Genevieve, Missouri and she survives.

He retired as a ramp supervisor from American Airlines after over 25 years of dedicated service in fleet services. He had also owned and operated several
service stations throughout the area and Perryville, Missouri for many years.

He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening and tending to his yard
and had a special “love” for squirrels.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty years, he is survived by his four children, Jeffery and wife, Erin Schrenk of Vista, California, Randy Schrenk of Granite
City, Julie and husband Glenn Bonds of New Baden, Illinois and Roger Schrenk and partner, Chris Fultz of Luray, Virginia; six grandchildren and spouses,
Christopher Schrenk, David Schrenk, Kristen and Tyler Lipofski, Kara Schrenk, Kelsey Schrenk, Lena and Lee McCarthy and Lori Bonds; two great
grandchildren, Michael McCarthy and Harper McCarthy; a brother, Albert Schrenk of Huntsville, Alabama; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Schrenk.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as
celebrant.

Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Valle Spring Cemetery in St. Genevieve, Missouri.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Rev. Daniel Lynn Patterson, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:27 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born May 13, 1950 in Granite City, a son of the late Gerald Wilgis and Frances Joanne (Daniel) Patterson.

He married Mary Patricia “Patti” (Price) Patterson on August 4, 1972 at Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He had served as a pastor for many years throughout Illinois and Missouri. He enjoyed sharing and teaching God’s word to others. He was a devoted
member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and loved watching sports. 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 two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Connie Patterson of Troy, Illinois and Bruce and Melanie
Patterson of Bowling Green, Kentucky; a sister, Donna Moore of Bowling Green, Kentucky; mother-in-law, Merle Price of Collinsville; two brothers-in-law and
a sister-in-law, David Price of Granite City and Richard and Leslie Price of Granite City; 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 Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards Street in Granite City from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,
October 25, 2019 with Daniel Wilson officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Grace Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Nadine Grace, 83 of Granite City, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at University Nursing & Rehabilitation in
Edwardsville.

Nadine was born on December 8, 1935 in Fredericktown, MO; the daughter of the late Arlando and Alma (Faircloth) Hale. Nadine was an apartment
manager for Village Lane Apartments in Granite City. She was a member of Word Life Tabernacle in Granite City and with her husband was a state leader
of the Royal Rangers. She was very active with the Missionettes with the Assembly of God and in her free time she enjoyed spending her days with her
family. Nadine will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

Nadine is survived by and will be missed by her son; Michael R. (Gina) Grace of Granite City; step-son, George S. (Susan) Grace of Princeton, KY;
grandchildren, Jason (Leslie) Grace, Trisha Farnam, Adam Grace, David Grace, April Gordon; 30 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; sister,
Bonnie Rolens; brother, Reverend Larry Hale.
In addition to her parents, Nadine was preceded in death by her husband; Samuel H. Grace, whom she married on April 8, 1953; grandchildren, Penny
McGregor, Johnny Grace, Jaime Grace, Amy Grace; brother, Reverend Ernest Hale.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of
Nadine’s life, services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at church with Pastor Henry Crippen and Pastor Larry Hale officiating. Burial
will follow at St. James Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle.
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Joseph Richard Votoupal Jr., age 86, of Madison, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Rosewood Care
Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Joseph was born on June 16, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Joseph Richard Votoupal Sr., and Mildred (Polach) Votoupal.

On March 31, 1973, Joseph married Arlene Mae McFalls, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Arlene passed away on October 18, 2005. Joseph retired from
the quality control department at U.S. Steel after thirty years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of the former Granite City Foursquare Church.
His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Joseph will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Joseph was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Rudy Votoupal.

Joseph is survived by his loving children, Benjamin (Kim) Votoupal of Granite City, IL, Jolene (Rick) Cosper of Edwardsville, IL, Joseph (Karen) Votoupal III
of Alton, IL, Vicki Trawick of Granite City, IL, Debbie Wills of Round Rock, TX, Terry (Doug) Varner of Granite City, IL, Michael (Angela) Votoupal of Maryville, IL,
Beth Revelle of Granite City, IL and Lorene (Clyde) Hoppe of Madison, IL; dear sister, Marlene (David) Trower of Edwardsville, IL; proud grandfather to many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Eddie Linhart
officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dora E. Greer, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:31 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

She was born April 22, 1949 in Centreville, Illinois, a daughter of Dorothy (Anderson) Grant of Pocahontas, Arkansas and the late Allen Grant.

She married Ernest M. “Mitch” Greer on May 6, 1967 in Cahokia, Illinois and he survives.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a faithful member of Christ Gospel Church in Granite City. She enjoyed working with crafts and will
be remembered for the love and special times with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and mother, she is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Jim Stanley of Granite City, Lisa and Tim
May of Edwardsville, Tricia and David Harris of Granite City and Amy and Bryan Hoffmann of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Heather, Bridget,
Hannah, Christopher, Brandon and Matt; five great grandchildren, Christian, Carson, Mia, Mackenzie and Gannon; a brother, Bobby Grant of Fairmont City;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shirley Hannaford of Pocahontas, Arkansas and Donna and Kenny Valdego of Millstadt, Illinois; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Collie Pugh and two brothers, Ronnie and Johnny Grant.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Nathan Wells and Reverend Don Townsend officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Diana Lee Harstvedt, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:31 p.m. Tues. Oct. 15, 2019 at St. Louis University in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born Oct. 17, 1946 in Granite City, IL to the late Ralph & Mary (Stasoff) Barker.

She loved painting and crafting.

She is survived by a son: Jimmie Poe of Granite City; and a sister: Dorothy Flaugher of Kampsville, IL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Services are private.
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Winford Everette Treece, 54, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Fri. Oct. 18, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born May 6, 1965 in St. Louis, MO.

On Feb. 14, 2002, he and Stephanie A. Petras were married in Edwardsville, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

Winford loved softball, fishing and music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Kailyn Treece of Wood River, IL, Brittany (Kevin) James and Amanda Menges of Granite City; a
grandson: Mason Treece of Granite City; a sister: Paula (Danny) Hall of St. Louis; 3 brothers: Jimmy (Cookie) Winters of Caseyville, IL, Robert (Donna)
Winters of Godfrey, IL and Troy (Connie) Winters of Collinsville, IL; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Melissa Kay Merrill, 31, of, Madison, IL, passed away Oct. 3, 2019 in Pontoon Beach, IL.

She was born July 2, 1988 in Granite City, IL to the late Andrew & Elizabeth (Stevenson) Wiley.

Melissa is survived by 2 children; 2 sisters: Cheryl Wiley of Granite City and Stacy Hamilton of Madison; and a brother: David Wiley of Belleville, IL.

Services are private.
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Sandra Gale Minder, 64, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:34 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born November 5, 1954 in Centralia, IL to Harold and Eva Lou (nee: Deadmon) Hunt.

Sandra and William “Bill” Minder married on August 4, 1990 in Granite City, IL.

She is survived by two daughters: Anita (Wes) Wuertley and Melissa (Charlie) Collins both of Granite City, IL; son: James “Bo” Webb and his fiancie Mindy
Hinton of Edwardsville, IL, six grandchildren, three sisters: Sherry Malloy of TX; Rikki Colb of FL and Connie Spiker of FL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Minder; brother: Randy Hunt and sister: Cindy Gaines.
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James Raymond Grant, 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Mon. Oct. 14, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

He was born Jan. 30, 1961 to the Oscar Ray Grant of Granite City and the late Delberta Diane (DeWitt) Grant.

James was an auto mechanic and loved spending time with his family.  He also loved to fish and be outdoors.

In addition to his father, he is survived by 2 daughters: Terra (Jerry Buhr) Grant of Granite City and Samantha (Alex) Altenberger of Camp Lejeune, NC; a son:
Michael Langston of Farmington, MO; 7 grandchildren: Cameron, Elayna, Ethan, Bentley, Levi, Draedan and Arianna; a brother: David (Sandra) Grant of
Granite City; 2 sisters: Kathy Grove and Debbie (Jeff) Clark of Casevyille, IL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Grant.

Services are private.
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Anne J. Lengyel, 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:15 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at Eden Village in Glen
Carbon, IL.

She was born December 19, 1925 in Madison, IL.

Anne was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL and graduated from Madison High School in 1944. She had worked at the Army
Depot in Granite City, IL for several years before she married in 1947 and started her family.

She is survived by two sons: Steve Lengyel of Glen Carbon, IL and John (Liz) Lengyel of Granite City, IL; two grandchildren: Laura Lengyel and John Lengyel.

She is preceded in death by her father: Nikola Radich; mother and step-father: Katie (nee: Novacich) and Louis Krmpotic; and her husband: Stephen J.
Lengyel.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Carolyn “Mae” Johnson-Rehmus, 56, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Granite Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City, IL.

She was born on July 2, 1963 in St. Louis, MO to Leon and Shirley nee:  Rinehart Johnson.

Mae married Richard Rehmus in St. Louis, MO on August 18, 1989.

The loving wife and mother loved to spend time with her grandchildren and her dogs.  She enjoyed going to yard sales and thrift shops.

Besides her husband, Mae is survived by 2 daughters:  Charlene Woods of Granite City, IL and Camille Johnson of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren:  
Andrew Parker, Britney Parker and Courtney Parker; a brother, Jeffrey (Laura) Johnson of Granite City, IL and 2 sisters:  Karen Johnson of Granite City, IL
and Cheryl Thompson of Madison, IL.

Mae is preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers:  Danny Stolle and Kenneth Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services are private
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Justin Lee Riley, 33, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Fri. Oct. 11, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER.

He was born July 24, 1986 in St. Louis, MO to Terry Lee & Christina (Hackney) Riley of Pontoon Beach, IL.

Justin worked for Grey Eagle Distributors as a merchandising coordinator.  He loved being with his family and friends and playing guitar, video games and
was a WWE fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancée: Amanda R. Gass of Granite City; a sister: Jarica (Michael) Henke; nephews: Owyn James Henke
and Kellan Lee Henke; his grandmother: Betty Hackney of Pontoon Beach; his beloved dog, Bella; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thomas George Orr Riley and Rose Marie Riley.
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Rickey H. Bettis, 65, of Mitchell, IL died on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on January 3, 1954 in Alton, MO to Carlos “Don” and Viola nee:  Shaw Bettis.

Rickey married Sharon Duke in 1973 and she preceded him in death in 2011.

He was a diesel mechanic for over 20 years.  Ricky was a member of the Central Christian Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed deer hunting, collecting
long guns and wood working when he was younger. One of his passions was his 4 wheeler and taking care of his yard.

The loving father and grandfather is survived by 2 daughters:  Amanda (Bill) Medley of Granite City, IL and Sarah Bettis of Mitchell, IL; 2 grandchildren:   
Gabriella Medley and Allison Medley; 3 brothers:  Lonnie (Melodie) Bettis of Pontoon Beach, IL, Richard Bettis of Williamsville, MO, Daniel “Butch”
(Charolette) Bettis of Williamsville, MO  and 5 sisters:  Sharon Kline of Williamsville, MO, Helen (Ronald) Marks of Granite City, IL, Janice (Charlie) Brown of
MO, Brenda McCall of Williamville, MO and Pam Young of Granite City, IL.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October, 17, 2019 at Central Christian Church in Granite City, IL.
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Joyce Anne Foster, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. Oct. 10, 2019 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

She was born June 11, 1958 in Granite City, IL to the late Opal May Lumpkins.

Joyce is survived by a daughter: Brandy N. (Theodis Watts) Foster of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Scot and Sierra Fiala; and her former spouse: Gerald
Sloan of Granite City.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by 6 siblings: Jamie and Joseph Foster and Danny, Dale, David and Debbie Hicks.

SERVICES ARE PENDING
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Cheryl L. (Hutchinson) Phillips, 61, of Granite City, IL died on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at her home.

She was born on August 24, 1958 in Granite City, IL to Bernice and Zelma nee: Combs Norton.

Cheryl married John Phillips in 2017 after being with him for 13 years.

The loving wife enjoyed the outdoors and socializing with people. She was a people person who had a good heart.

Besides her husband, Cheryl is survived by a daughter, Ashley Algood of Sandoval, IL; a son, Timothy Harper of Granite City, IL; 2 grandchildren: Timothy
James Harper and Harley Harper; a brother, Billy Norton of Granite City, IL and 3 sisters: Mary Martin, Barbara Merchant and Beverly Carter, all of Granite
City, IL.

Cheryl is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bobby Norton and a sister, Patricia Whyers.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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David Michael DeShasier, 51, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:13 a.m. Tues. Oct. 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

He was born Mar. 2i6, 1968 in Granite City to Janice (Feeney) Yates of Granite City and the late David Crider.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: Robert “Bobby” Yates; a sister: Robin DeShasier; and 2 nephews: Nathan and Zachary DeShasier all
of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Yates.

Services will be at a later date.
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Danny Allan Doty, Jr, 39 of Granite City passed away at 3:25 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Gateway Regional Hospital
in Granite City, IL.

He was born March 25, 1980 in Granite City, IL to Danny Doty Sr. and Tracy (nee: Padgett) Overturf.

Danny worked as a night manager at Curly’s in Granite City, IL. He was a practical joker, and especially loved playing jokes on his mom. He also loved
playing the scratchers and poker machines.

He is survived by his mother and step-father: Tracy (nee: Padgett) and John Overturf of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Alyson Vaughn of Granite City, IL,
Brittney Kester of Granite City, IL and Rylee Doty of Granite City, IL; son: Devin Doty of Pontoon Beach, IL; brother: Josh Doty of Granite City, IL; maternal
grandmother: Carol Holland of Granite, City, IL.

Besides his father: Danny Doty, Sr. he was preceded in death by his sister: Heather Doty; maternal grandfather: Jerry Padgett; and paternal grandparents
Donald Sr. and Roxie Doty.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City, IL.
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Joanne Michelle Henderson, 59, of Granite City, IL passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born July 18, 1960 in Columbus, OH to Delbert Eugene and Barbara Lou (nee: Six) McKean.

She is survived by her husband: Ralph C. Henderson of Granite City, IL; two sons: Scott Ferguson of Granite City, IL and Joey Roberts of OH;
granddaughter: Lailah Ferguson, grandson: Ethan Thompson; and sister: Debbie (Art) Roberts of OH.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother: Del McKean.

Memorial service will be at a later date at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL
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Dale R. “Rusty” Chastain, 63 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Belleville Memorial Hospital.

Rusty was born on March 2, 1956 in Granite City; the son of the late James and Levena (Sherfy) Chastain.

Rusty was a machine operator for Waste Management Systems and had attended Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. He proudly served his country in
the United States Army and later on went to join the Granite City American Legion and Granite City AmVets. Rusty enjoyed his days of hanging out with his
buddies at the American Legion, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family. Rusty will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times
he shared with his family and friends.

Rusty is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Geneva (Creek) Chastain, whom he married on July 6, 1974; his children, James (Kelli) Chastain of
Granite City, Kristina Chastain of Granite City, Misty (Jeremy) Rubenacker of Granite City, Rebecka Chastain of Granite City; grandchildren, Cameron
Rubenacker, Chloe Chastain, Titon Pinkerton, Ada Pinkerton; sisters, Joyce Church, Gale Howard; brother, Dane Chastain and many other close family
members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Rusty was preceded in death by his brother, James Chastain.

In celebration of Rusty’s life, a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at
Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Henry Crippen officiating. Memorial donations are suggested to the family. Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Georgia Anne LaRue, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at her home with her loving
family by her side.

Georgia was born on June 14, 1946, in Granite City, IL, the oldest of three children to the late George D. Lee and Bertha K. (Spangler) Lee.

On December 29, 1962, Georgia Lee married Edward Lee LaRue, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. Georgia was an active member of Grace Baptist
Church. She worked as a driver and teacher for Happy Days Daycare. She also worked as a CNA at St. Elizabeth Home Health Care Unit. Georgia was
involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement. She enjoyed traveling, camping and making hand crafts. Her greatest joy was spending time
with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Georgia loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by a grandson, two infant nieces, and a sister-in-law.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-six years, Edward LaRue Sr., of Granite City, IL; loving children, Edward (Cathy) LaRue Jr., of High Ridge, MO,
Scott (Janetta) LaRue of Granite City, IL and Sheila Hobbs of Collinsville, IL; dear brothers, Murl (Jon) Lee of St. Louis, MO and Charles Lee of Granite City,
IL; proud grandmother to nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous foster grandchildren; nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Georgia will be laid to rest
at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to BJC Hospice of Alton, IL. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Luzetta L. Pilcic, 93 of Surprise, AZ, formerly of Granite City, IL asleep in Jesus, October 6, 2019 at D.T. Care Home in
Surprise, AZ.

Luzetta was born on December 15, 1925 in Johnson County, IL; a daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Holmes) Harvell.

Luzetta was a homemaker and a former member of Gospel Mission and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, she will be sadly missed by all who
knew her.

Luzetta is survived by her three children; Kathryn (Keith) Keating of Surprise, AZ, Raymond (Timothy) Riddle of Maryville, IL, Timothy (Jan) Riddle of
Ahwautukee, AZ; granddaughter, Jennifer Bonds of New Braunfels, TX and many other close family members and friends.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Charles West officiating at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to the
American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences can be expressed at irwinchapel.
com.
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Glen Ray Hollis, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born August 26, 1927 in Clay County, Arkansas, a son of the late William Ray and Arizona (Stephens) Hollis.

He married Lora M. (Robinson) Hollis on April 15, 1949 in Granite City and she survives.

He was a co-owner and operator of Hollis Lumber Company along with his father from 1947 until 1964. He had worked many years with Hankins
Construction and Michael Construction as a construction project manager and later retired in 2001 as a building and zoning administrator with Granite City.

Glen was a dedicated and faithful member of the Granite City First Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877
where he had served as a Past Master in 1975. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and held a private pilot license and loved flying planes from an early
age. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle soul and the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 70 years, he is survived by a daughter, Linda Godsey of Webster Groves, Missouri; three sons and two daughters-in-
law, Thomas R. and Shelly Hollis of St. Louis, Kevin A. and Melody Hollis of St. Jacob and Keith G. Hollis of Granite City; three grandchildren and spouses,
Anna E. and George Palmer, Kate and Bob Kite and Elyn R. Hollis; three great grandchildren, Sam Hollis, John Thomas Palmer and Elaine LouAnn Palmer;
two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Diane Hollis of Granite City and David Hollis of Granite City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Norma Roney
of St. Charles, Missouri, Naomi and Eugene Thomas of Pontoon Beach and Joyce and Larry Fencel of Cedar Ridge, Colorado; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters-in-law, Marcia Hollis and LouAnn Hollis; a son-in-law, Gordon Godsey; two
grandsons, Joseph Ray Hollis and Glen Ray Hollis II and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Roberson and Sylvia and Hans Seemiller.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Byron Wampler and Reverend C. Dale Edwards officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Granite City First Assembly of God Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Harold “Jim” James Denham, 79, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Sun. Oct. 6, 2019 at his home
surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 27, 1940 in Denver, CO.

He and Patricia I. Brossett were married in Louisiana on Feb. 8, 1993.  She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Jim was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  He served the Village of Pontoon Beach over his lifetime in the capacity of Police Officer, Police Chief and Mayor as
well as serving with the Long Lake Fire Department.  He was a past Master Mason and Shriner and was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Word
of Life Tabernacle.  He loved being with his family, friends and community.  He also loved to fly drones.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Leesa (Larry) Montgomery of Milstadt, IL, Kristal (Dale) Wrather of Imperial, MO and Kim (Jimmy)
Durham of Brighton, IL; 7 grandchildren: Justin, Megan, Paige, Travis, Koty, Morgan and Cooper; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ed Denham.

Arrangements pending.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jim’s name.
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Alice Marie Pieper, 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 a.m. Wed. Oct. 2, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born Nov. 1, 1960 in Topeka, KS.

On Dec. 5, 1981, she and Donald Joseph Pieper were married in Topeka, KS.  He survives in Granite City.

Alice was a U.S. Army veteran.  She was a fun loving and outgoing people person who was always the life of the party.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Shane & Lindsey Pieper of Granite City; 3 grandchildren: Christopher Pieper,
Jared Pieper and Peyton Duff; 2 brothers: James Howley of New Bloomfield, MO and Phillip Howley of Topeka, KS; mother-in-law: Mary Pieper of Granite
City; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert & Winifred Howley; and her father-in-law: Robert Pieper.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun. Oct. 6, 2019 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Mon. Oct. 7,
2019.  Burial will follow at Buck Road Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Mervin Lea Lathrop, 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the University Nursing
& Rehab in Edwardsville, IL.

He was born January 25, 1935 in Keenes, IL to Roscoe and Viola (nee: Brown) Lathrop.

Mervin and Thelma Coil married on December 18, 1955 in Wayne County, IL

Mervin retired from the Illinois Power Plant in Wood River, IL as an Instrument Control Technician Foreman. He was a member of the Nameoki United
Methodist Church in Granite City for over sixty years, serving on many committees and doing many improvement projects; a life member of the NRA; he was
a board member of the Madison County Friends of the NRA; avid hunter, fisherman and gun enthusiast, target practicing at the gun range and in the country.

He is survived by his wife: Thelma (nee: Coil) Lathrop of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Donna (David) Thomas of Granite City, IL, Twyla (Tom) Juehne of
Troy, IL and Sandra Smiddy of Granite City, IL; two sons: Stephen (Ruth) Lathrop of Granite City, IL and Kenneth (Dorothy) Lathrop of Collinsville, IL; 11
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a brother Howard (Doris) Lathrop of Granite City, IL.

Besides both parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law: Keith Smiddy; brother and sister-in-law: Glen and Yvonne Lathrop.

The family will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date.
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Richard Daniels Jr., age 44, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at DePaul Hospital, St. Louis,
MO.

Richard was born on November 28, 1974, in Alton, IL, a son of the late Richard Daniels Sr. and Cheryl (Beavers) Daniels.

On May 5, 2018, Richard married Amanda Barnes in St. Louis, MO. Richard worked as an accountant for Gemini Industries in Wood River, IL. He was an
avid Chicago Cubs fan and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed going to home games and watching them play on tv. His greatest joy was spending time with
his family and friends. Richard loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Amanda Daniels; loving children Kaylie Schroeder, Hannah Daniels, Ashlynn Daniels, Barron Daniels and Hector
Daniels; loving step-children, Isaiah Barnes, Joseph Tappel and Bentley Tappel; dear sisters and Shannon (Vince) Stone, Kandy (Joe) Kessinger and
Angie (Jamie) Farris; father-in-law, Richard (Paula) Barnes; mother-in-law, Deanna (John) Seger; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL .

In celebration of his life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, at Irwin Chapel. Private family interment will be in Kane Cemetery, Jerseyville,
IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Jimmie W. Brawley, age 71, of Granite City IL, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on
Thursday October 3, 2019.

Jim was born on June 12, 1948 in Granite City IL, a son of the late Floyd E. Brawley Sr. and Rita (Brazier) Brawley.

Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army for two years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After leaving the military, he served the Granite City Fire
Department for 27 years, retiring as Assistant Chief. He was a faithful member of Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach, IL. Jim was extremely
charismatic, never met a stranger, and would talk with anyone. He stood up for the underdog, and had a way of making people feel important, never
forgetting a face or a name. He was a friend to all, and had many which he held dear. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and golfing. When his children
were younger, he coached many of their sporting activities, and was thought of as a second dad to many of the other children he coached or mentored. Jim
was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan, and he enjoyed going to home games. Jim was incredibly funny, and he could lighten up any room, even
sometimes making difficult situations easier. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he
adored. He and his happy, calming nature will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by five of his brothers, Danny, Craig, Floyd, Ricky, and Kenny.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Sandra (Hail) Brawley; his loving children, Sara Brawley, Alexz Brawley, Nick (Chelsea) Brawley; proud
grandfather to Drew Delila Brawley, Hannah Dee Brawley, Hailey Elizabeth Brawley and Charlotte Grace Brawley; dear siblings, Mary Brawley Riggs, Bonnie
"Susie" Brawley, Sammy Brawley and John (Kirsten) Brawley; beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. Visitation will
continue on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Community Church, 4651 State Rt. 162, Pontoon Beach, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at the church, with Pastor Roy Boyer officiating. Interment will be at
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with military honors conducted by the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Harvest Community Church. Donations will be accepted at both the funeral chapel and church.
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James “Jim” Lewis Finkle, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Jim was born on December 15, 1951 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late William Finkle and Anita (Heath) Finkle.

Jim retired as a Lt. Col. from the United States Army. He was a Vietnam Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. On May 20,
2004, Jim married Melissa (Lange) Coomer at John Cochran VA Medical Center Chapel in St. Louis, MO. Jim was a Boy Scout Leader for over fifteen years,
earning the distinguished Wood Badge. He was also an N.R.A. instructor for the Boys Scouts. Jim enjoyed riding motorcycles and taking long rides on his
Harley. He was currently studying Culinary Arts at SWIC so he could help challenged people learn the restaurant industry. His greatest joy was spending
time with his family, whom he adored. Jim loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Williams.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Melissa Finkle of Granite City, IL; loving children, Elaine Coomer of Las Vegas, NV, William “Buck” (Amy Viehweg)
Coomer of St. Louis, MO and Gerald (Brittany) Finkle of Olney, IL; dear siblings, Gerald (Marty) Finkle of Chesterfield, MO, Anne (Raimo) Bakis of Briarcliff
Manor, NY and Barb (Mahesh) Jesrani of Hopewell Junction, NY; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a Scouting Order
of the Arrow service at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Rayson
officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors conducted by the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given to BSA 8064G. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Cynthia M. Taylor, 57, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home.

She was born on August 12, 1962 in Granite City, IL to Joe Gallia and Donna nee: Atwood Graham.

Cynthia married Randy Taylor.

Besides her husband, Cynthia is survived by 2 daughters: Ashley (Scott) Briggs of Granite City, IL and Brittney McCallister of Granite City, IL; a son, Daniel
(Anna) Selph of Granite City, IL; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Christine) Gallia of Granite City, IL and a sister, Debbie
McCallister of Granite City, IL.

Cynthia is preceded in death by her parents; 2 daughters: Nichole Gallia and Breonna Taylor and a brother, Don Gallia.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Russell Eugene Wineburner, 88, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home.

He was born on October 21, 1930 in Pekin, IL to Joseph H. and Mary Elizabeth nee: Flick Wineburner.

Russell married Betty L. Barron in Pontoon Beach, IL on August 14, 1981.

The loving husband and father worked as a policeman in Staunton, IL for 9 years and in 1994 retired from Granite City Steel as a plant policeman. He was a
member of the Masonic Lodge, the NRA and Town and Country Gun Club. Russell loved to hunt and fish and had a place in Batchtown, IL for 30 years. He
said that most people hope to go to heaven when they die but he would settle for Calhoun County.

Besides his wife, Russell is survived by 2 sons: Edward E. (Marcia) Wineburner of Staunton, IL and Joseph J. Wineburner of Granite City, IL; 5
grandchildren: Denise (Jimmy) Wisely, Patrick (Melanie) Wineburner, Elizabeth (Justin) Gonzalez, Madilyn Wineburner and Andrew Wineburner and 5 great
grandchildren: Emily Wisely, Eric Wisely, Jake Wineburner, Kate Wineburner and August Gonzalez.

Besides his parents, Russell is preceded in death by a son, Nicholas E. Wineburner and 2 brothers: Neal Wineburner and David Wineburner.

Per Russell’s wishes, there will be no services.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory of Granite City, IL.
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Hal Clayton Beatty, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:56 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born June 26, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Harold and Norma (Tonier) Beatty.

He married Geli Louise (Davis) Beatty on November 5, 1977 in St. Louis and she survives.

He had worked for Trans Lease of Maryland Heights with over 30 years of dedicated service as an over the road truck driver.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He had a passion for his motorcycle and riding. He loved his days driving, always talking with others and
was up for eating breakfast any time of the day.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clayton and Amy Beatty of Granite City and Joey Beatty of Granite City and a
daughter, Pamela Beatty of Granite City. He was a proud papa to Ethan, Isaac, Ryan, Jayden and Peightyn and will also be survived by other extended
family, his trucking buddies and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Felix 'Lance' Callis, age 84, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at his
residence.

Lance Callis graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1959 and began a long and successful career as a trial lawyer in Granite City, IL. He
received numerous awards during his nearly 60 years as a distinguished attorney in the area. He was named by the Illinois Bar Association as a Laureate
of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers for his expertise for over 50 years.

Mr. Callis was involved in multiple philanthropic and charitable causes over the years, with particular emphasis on the Jesuits and St. Louis University Law
School, establishing an endowed chair and full scholarships for exemplary students for their outstanding academic achievements, known as "Callis
Scholars".

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. Callis, nee Wegrzyn; and his parents, Felix Lancelot and Nora Teresa Callis, nee O'Halloran.

Lance is survived by his children, Mona S. (Dale Erspamer) Callis of Troy, IL, Ann E. (James Holloran) Callis of Troy, IL, Melissa Mary Callis of St. Jacob, IL
and Phillip Lance Callis, of Granite City, IL; his grandchildren, Michael, Anna, Nora (Phil), Elliot, Caroline, Anna, Ava Rose, Juan Manuel and Brody; and his
great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions or memorials can be sent to the Jesuit Province in Belize or the Pink Sisters in St. Louis, MO.

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

Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel
Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
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Goni Michaeloff, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Fountain View
Manor in Granite City.

She was born October 1, 2019 in Macedonia, the daughter of the late Costa and Tsana (Kalemoff) Michaeloff.

She retired from Granite City School District after many years of dedicated service as an educator and principal. She had served as principal and taught at
Marshall School, taught at both Granite City High School North and South, University of Missouri, S.W.I.C. and S.I.U.E. She had also served as a grant writer
with the Granite City School Board for several years. She had started her higher education from William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri and later
received her Bachelor and Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and her PhD from Louisiana State University.
She was a faithful member of Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church in Granite City and had volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City. She
enjoyed her visits to Chicago, enjoyed attending the theatre and opera and going to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario in Canada.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Constantine and Patricia Michaeloff of Granite City; many cousins; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of a Panikhida Service at 7:00 p.m. A Liturgical Funeral Service will be held at Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church in Granite City on Monday,
September 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Andrew Moulton officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church, Alzheimer’s Association or to the Granite City Library and may be accepted at the
funeral home.
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Glenagean Olson, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

She was born March 21, 1933 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ruby (Lindsey) Rice.

She married James T. Olson on September 29, 1953 in Granite City and he passed away on January 10, 2004.

She was a loving and dedicated homemaker and a faithful member of Solid Rock Free Methodist Church in Pontoon Beach. She was active through the
years with White Shrine, Daughter’s of the Nile and Eastern Star. She enjoyed her days of being a member of the Red Hatters and will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Pat and Coleen Olson of Edwardsville and Michael and Sheila Olson of Granite City; seven
grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Bree O’Dell, Amee and Joe Stewart, Kera Olson, Anthony and Amanda Jarrett, Amber Olson, Jessie Olson
and Nathan Steinmeyer; four great grandchildren, Hailee O’Dell, Makaila O’Dell, Emily Jarrett and Jacob Stewart; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Burris and two brothers, Wayne Rice and Fred Rice Jr.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon. with Reverend Javier Quintana officiating.

Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary (Manoogian) Parsaghian, age 95, of Granite City, IL, passed away on September 21, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Mary was born on May 28, 1924 in Marseille, France, a daughter of the late Ohanes Manoogian and Serpouhi (Khanemeg) Manoogian.

She is survived by her beloved children, Robert (Cindy) Parsaghian, Diane (Paul) Changelian, Pamela (Richard) Asadorian and Patti (Garry) Javizian;
cherished grandmother of Rich (Lainey) Asadorian, Christopher Asadorian, Michael Parsaghian, Steven Parsaghian, Katie Parsaghian, Armen Changelian,
Haig Changelian and Tamar Changelian; proud great-grandmother of Alicia, Madelina, Theodore and Benjamin; nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Parsaghian; sisters, Araxie Pashalian and Angeline Hagopian; and by a
grandson, Gregory Javizian.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, at the church, with Rev. Fr. Hrant Kevorkian officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church, 1014 W. Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040 or to St. Sarkis
Armenian Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI 48128. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Frances Vivod, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at the age of 100 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:10 p.m. at
Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born August 19, 1919 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late John and Frances (Muich) Crnkovich.

She married George Joseph Vivod on March 26, 1938 and he passed away on April 13, 1973.

She was the first woman crane operator working at American Steel during World War II and had also worked as a machine operator at Nesco and retired
from Kris K Plastic. She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was active with Young at Heart for many years. She was a fan of
the St. Louis Cardinals, enjoyed playing bingo and days of playing Rummy with her sisters. She cherished her family and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Koch of Shiloh; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Diane Vivod of Granite City; seven grandchildren and their
spouses, Joseph and Sandy Koch, Karen Koch, Paula Lakenburges, Frank and Kelly Vivod Jr., Christine Vivod, Katie and John Dimitroff and Michael and
Amanda Vivod; nine great grandchildren, Sean, Abraham, Jack, Rachel, Jackson, Joi, Carter, Aiden and Gavin; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two infant siblings; three sisters, Katie Fedora, Barbara Dudak and Ann Zinn
and three brothers, John Crnkovich, Joseph Crnkovich and Andrew Crnkovich.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September 25, 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 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lynn Cuvar, 75, of Pontoon Beach, passed away at 2:25 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her home with her family.

She was born September 17, 1944 in Canton, Ohio to Clifford Archie and Betty (nee: Hunter) Cornelius.

Lynn and James “Jim” Cuvar married in Granite City, IL on August 19, 1968.

She was a member of Life Church International, Collinsville, IL; past President of the American Legion Post 307 Ladies Auxiliary in Granite City, IL; past
member of the Lions Club in Pontoon Beach, IL. Lynn and James were past owners of Lynn’s Place in Pontoon Beach, IL. She was involved with many
charities including: Toys for Tots, Breakfast with Santa in Pontoon Beach, IL and helping with fundraisers for the Illinois Center for Autism in Fairview
Heights, IL.

Besides her husband: James “Jim” Cuvar of Pontoon Beach, IL she is survived by; her son: Jimmy (Priscilla) Cuvar of Granite City, IL; three grandchildren:
Allison (Billy), Brianna, and Bryce; two sisters: Betty (Fred) Heighton of Ironton, Ohio and Donna French of Ironton, Ohio and four step-sisters.

She is preceded in death by both parents and her brother Richard Cornelius.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019, with funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at
Wojstrom Funeral Home in Granite City, IL. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery Road, in Granite City, IL.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Cedric “C.G.” Guy Pasley, age 91, of Mitchell, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at his home.

C.G. was born on November 17, 1927 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Isaac Pasley and Sophia Pearl (Loesch) Pasley.

C.G. was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On October 28, 1951, C.G. married Shirley Raymond, the love of
his life in Arkansas. He retired from Nestle as a supervisor after many years of dedicated service. C.G. could build anything he put his mind to; he even built
his own home. He enjoyed working in his yard, which was always immaculate. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. C.G.
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, C.G. was preceded in death by two sisters, Dalene Hoover and Peggy Six.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Pasley of Granite City, IL; loving children, Melody (Robert) McElroy of Granite City, IL and Michael (Brenda) Pasley
Sr. of O’Fallon, IL; dear brother, Dalton Pasley of Greenville, IL; proud grandfather to Rebecca, Angela, Brent, Nathan and Michael Jr.; proud great-
grandfather to Brendan, Jaxon, Mia, Ashlyn and Zachary; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.,
with military honors conducted by the United States Army.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Irene "MawMaw" Schnefke, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at her home.

Irene was born on January 1, 1931 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Pete Fecurka and Margaret (Smolar) Fecurka.

On January 20, 1951, Irene Fecurka married William “Bill” Schnefke, Jr., the love of her life at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Bill passed away on
May 16, 1995. Irene was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She was a proud homemaker, who loved taking care of her
family. Irene enjoyed reading, cooking and baking Christmas cookies for her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and
babysitting her grandchildren, whom she adored. Irene loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Zelenka; son-in-law, Robert “Bob” Shipley; and by a niece, Liz
Zelenka.

She is survived by her loving children, Bill Schnefke, of St. Louis, MO, Margaret Shipley of Granite City, IL and Mary Ellen (Pat) Davis of Granite City, IL; dear
siblings, Pete (Patricia) Fecurka of Cuba, MO and Janet Werner of Madison, IL; proud grandmother to Luke (Lauren) Shipley, Beth Shipley, Kari Shipley,
Melia Schnefke, Noah Schnefke, Hayley Schnefke, Jenna Davis, Eric Davis and Marc Davis; proud great-grandmother to Peyton and Conner; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. Irene
will be laid to rest next to Bill at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family School. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Faye Stamper Shoemaker born January 22, 1943 in Olive Hill, KY, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her
home.

Faye moved to Granite City IL, in June of 1964. Faye had two children from a previous marriage to Lowell Burton; they were married October, 1961 in Olive
Hill, KY. Keith A. (Josie) Burton of Granite City, IL and Lola A. Burton from Little Rock, AR. Faye is also survived by her 5 grandchildren; Carey Burton, Randee
Curry, Andy Burton, Jessee (Curry) Jordan and Matthew Burton.

Faye Later married Thomas W. Shoemaker in Feb. of 1994. They made their home also in the Granite City area. They loved to travel, mainly to where they
would find a beach. Both enjoyed trying to keep their home a place they could be proud of. They enjoyed going to church at Grace Baptist in Granite City, IL.
Faye made this her church family and loved the time she spent with the many friends she made at this church.

Faye was preceded in death by her father and mother; James and Mildred Buckner Stamper of Olive Hill, KY, her grandparents Warnie and Nannie Cheeks
Buckner, Henry and Lula Fisher Stamper of Olive Hill KY, one sister Elizabeth Ann Stamper and brother-in-law Rev. Hertis Stone of Mansfield, OH.

Faye has one brother living James (Joann) Stamper. Tom, James and Faye enjoyed going out for breakfast on average of 3 times a week where they would
catch up on their daily lives. They truly enjoyed the social time with each other. Jim was our one of our best friends. Through the garden of life Faye sowed
her seeds of life with much love, kindness, hope and faith. Now at the end of Faye’s life she has reaped her harvest of eternal life with her heavenly father.
Faye will rejoice in the promise that she is with her heavenly family and her Father Jesus Christ.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Faye’s
life, visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 2600
Edwards Street in Granite City with Dr. Daniel Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers
memorial donations are suggested to Grace Baptist Church.
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Edna Maxine Gerlach, 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:04 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Stearns Nursing
and Rehab in Granite City, IL
.

She was born July 24, 1935 in Hardin, IL to Julius and Mabel (nee: Shanks) Kuehnel Sr.

Maxine and Cleve Gerlach married on February 1, 1953 in Granite City, IL.

She worked at Hammond Name Pins in Granite City, IL before working at American Steel Foundries as a foreman in Granite City, IL. She was a lifetime
member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 204 in Madison, IL.

She is survived by her son: Richard (Carolyn) Gerlach of Granite City, IL; daughter: Rhona (Charles) Vaughn of Granite City, IL; 7 grandchildren:, Amanda
Vaughn, Charles (Amanda) Vaughn, Brian (April) Vaughn, Tammy (Courtney) Hagenaars, Pam Gerlach, Jennifer (Jake) Monroe and Ian Moreland; 14 great-
grandchildren: Dalene, Brandi, Tara, Caylee, Spencer, Destiny, Chloe, Elizabeth, Emma, Abigail, Tyler, Stacie, Logan and Hailey; 3 great-great-
grandchildren: Dagan, Nicole and Alex; Brother: William “Bill” (Tina) Kuehnel of Granite City, IL and a sister: Sandra (Scott) Wauhop of VA.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Patricia Moreland and Julia Gerlach; 5 brothers: Eugene (Gene), Julius
Jr., Donald, Michael and an infant brother Paul.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. online guestbook and information available at www.wojstrom.
com.


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