Roberta Ann Barham, 76, of Granite City, IL passed away at 2:44 a.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born August 29, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Bernard Joseph and Cecelia Rose (nee: Hagnauer) Mateyka.

Roberta was the owner of Jack & Jill’s Furniture Store in Granite City, IL for many years.

She is survived by her husband: John Phillip “Phil” Barham of Granite City, IL, daughter: Melanye (Matt) (nee:Robbins) Weinhoffer of Granite City, IL, son:
William “Buddy” (Michele) Robbins of Belleville, IL, four grandchildren: Brittany Weinhoffer, Tanner Weinhoffer, Kennedy Largent and Alex Robbins.

She was preceded in death by both parents.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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James R. Grooms, 69, of Granite City, IL ended his walk of life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home with his
significant other and close friends.

He was born on September 1, 1950 in Cadiz, KY to James Grooms and Rosa (Kirby) Watkins.

James served in the United States Army for a short period where he was stationed at Ft. Knox Kentucky after the completion of his service to the Armed
Forces. He had multiple employment opportunities where he saved his earnings in pursuant of his lifelong dream of becoming a small business owner.
He employed multiple family members and friends spreading his wealth and vast amounts of business knowledge over a 14 year time span. As James
health started to decline he was unable to maintain the pristine service that he was providing to multiple Ruth Chris steak house locations he therefore he
sold his business and looked at a slower pace job as a Securitas Security employee. James enjoyed model cars and classic car shows and the
occasional beer while relaxing with his family and friends. He loved his quiet evenings catching up on basketball and simply watching the news.

The loving father is survived by his significant other, JoAnn Moser of Granite City, IL; 1 daughter Angel J Grooms of St. Louis MO, 7 sons: Eric Grooms of Ft.
Campbell, KY, Timothy Pepper of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin Grooms of Orlando, FL, Orlando Glover of Indianapolis, IN, James N. Grooms of Indianapolis, IN,
Shawn Hopkins of OH and James R. Moser of Granite City, IL and a sister, Ora Leavell of Hopkinsville, KY, and Brothers George Grooms, Milton Norman,
Steve Grooms all of Evansville IN.

James has an extensive blood line that extends to his grandchildren and great grandchildren starting with his oldest son

Timothy D. Pepper Sr. and Tasha Pepper and the following children and 7 grandchildren Timothy D. Pepper Jr, (Big Jun) Timothy D. Pepper Jr. Antonio
Pepper, Markus Pepper, Sade Hyde Pepper, Lashay Pence, Alisa Pence and 3 great grandchildren from this branch of James Grooms

Mark Joaquine Grooms Sr. and his extension of James Grooms starts with 3 Grandchildren Mark J. Grooms Jr., LaQuesha Lewis Grooms, Marcarea Diles
Grooms and 1 great grandchild

Kevin Grooms Sr. has extended his branch of James with the 5 grandchildren Kevin Grooms Jr., Kevbresha, Grooms, Kamecia Grooms, Pimala Grooms,
Kyzer Grooms and 7 great grandchildren

James N. Grooms has extended his branch of James with 3 grandchildren Dyjanae Bowen, Dyshanique Grooms, Jaliyah N. Grooms

Eric C. Grooms and wife Meyah A. Grooms has extended their branch of James with 3 grandchildren Kamari R Smith Grooms, Erica A. Smith Grooms,
Prince-Eric C. Grooms and 1 great grandchild

James R. Moser has extended his branch of James with 2 grandchildren Isaiah Moser and Elijah Moser

Angel J. Grooms has extended her branch of James with the 3 grandchildren Allen Z. Grooms, Imani Marie Holland, and Chrissy S. Cooper

Shawn Hopkins has extended his branch of James with 1 grandchild

Orlando Glover has not extended his branch of James currently but has plans to do so in the future.

James has received a warm welcome to his afterlife by his Mother Rosa Kirby Watkins, Father James Robert Grooms, Brother Henry Williams his son
Mark J. Grooms Sr. and grandson Timothy D. Pepper Jr (Big JUN)
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Troy A. Glendening, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Delmar Gardens on the
Green, Chesterfield, MO. Troy was born on March 18, 1932 in Caraway, AR, a son of the late John Glendening and Dora
(Bell) Glendening.

Troy was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. In 1956, Troy married Margaret Saggio, the love of his life in St. Louis, MO. Margaret
passed away on September 11, 1988. Troy retired from American Steel as a pipefitter after many years of dedicated service. He was an outdoorsman who
enjoyed going fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Troy 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, Troy was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his loving children, Terri (George) Miller, Sharon (Terry) Decker and Timothy (Michele) Glendening, all of Granite City, IL; dear siblings,
Tom (Janine) Glendening of Tulsa, OK, Peggy Lane of Pontiac, MI and Barbara Boyd of Cape Girardeau, MO; proud grandfather to Jessica, Kelley, Joshua,
Michelle, Shane, Shelby and Troy; proud great-grandfather to eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. 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 D.A.V. “Disabled American Veterans”. Donation will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Beverly Mae Thompson, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 1, 1930 in Cook County, Illinois, a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Peterson) Drabandt.

She married Ollie Thompson in April 1964 and he passed away in March 1983.

She retired from Schnucks Markets in 1997 after 25 years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed her days of bowling, camping and fishing. She cherished her Yorkie Poo, Toby and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Norma Hunter and life partner, Francine Finn of San Diego, California and Donna Earhart of Madison; three sons, Roy
and wife, Laura Hunter of Granite City, Bob and wife, Betty Hunter of Springfield, Missouri and Gary Thompson and fiancé, Sandy Hargrave of Granite City;
two stepdaughters, Jill and husband, Mike Kitta of St. Charles, Missouri and Lynn and husband, Dennis Ochs of St. Charles, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty
Jane Dunaway of Willow Springs, Missouri; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Don and wife, Lois Drabandt of Westport, Oregon;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Norma Drabandt; son, Gene Hunter; stepson, Donald
Thompson; two brothers, George Drabandt and Fred Drabandt and a sister, Shirley Strickland.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.
until time of service at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop James E. Lattin Sr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marie K. Wedic, 92, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on April 25, 1927 in Granite City, IL to Joseph and Franciska nee:  Balazy Wedic.

Marie was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL and worked at K-Mart in Granite City, IL until her retirement.

The loving aunt is survived by 4 nephews:  Frank Kittel of Granite City, IL, Michael Kittel of Waterloo, IL Frank Kirskey of Hot Springs, AR and Mike Kirskey of
Waterloo, IL; 2 nieces:  Linda Lee of Chattanooga, TN and Patricia Pugh of Barkley, TN and several half-nephews and half-nieces.

Besides her parents, Marie is preceded in death by a brother, Edward Wedic; 2 sisters:  Virginia Kitttel and Genevieve Kirskey; 2  half- brothers:  Walter
Gawronski and Charlie Gawronski and a half-sister, Annie Stenitzer.
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Mary Frances Martin, 63, of Collinsville, IL, formally of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tues. Feb. 11, 2020 at her
home.

She was born May 27, 1956 in Krakow, MO.

Mary is survived by a son: Joshua James Martin; 6 grandchildren: Nautica, Sierra, Joshua, Jeremiah, Armad and Camille; 2 brothers: Henry (Diane) Martin
of Collinsville and Schley Martin of Sidney, IL; and 3 sisters:  Nancy (Mitch) Garcia of Fairmont City, IL, Dorothy (Keith) Schively of Emporia, KS and Shelly
Kelley of Hartford, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Schley & Hazel (Sherfy) Martin.

The family will hold a memorial service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Cottonwood Family Church, 180 Cottonwood Road, Glen Carbon, IL.
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David Lee Clutts, 84, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home.

He was born on August 31, 1935 in Granite City, IL to Clifford Lee and Clara nee: Powell Clutts.

David married Dorothy Wilson in Granite City, IL on June 8, 1957.

The U.S. Army veteran was a machinist for Granite City Steel for 42 years until his retirement. David enjoyed lawn gardening and working in his yard.

Besides his wife, David is survived by a son, Darin Clutts of Pontoon Beach, IL, a grandson, Eric Deal and a sister, Carol Alvarez of Hollister, MO. Also
surviving are many nephews and other extended family members.

David is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Laura Clutts and a son, David Clutts II.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home in Granite City, IL.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL
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C. Russell Fetter, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Christian
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born March 25, 1934 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles Jacob and Genevieve (Robinson) Fetter.

He married Annadella (Bywater) Fetter on May 7, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and she passed away on March 31, 2017.

He retired in 1996 from Sears after 27 years of dedicated service as a mechanic.

He had a love of motorcycles and enjoyed his many miles on the road with his Harleys. In his early years, he had owned and operated Fetter Harley
Davidson in Madison, was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and was a former road captain with the V-Twins Motorcycle Club. He also
enjoyed flying and had built an airplane. Russ was a simple man whom enjoyed sitting on his front porch and a day of fishing. He will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children and their spouses, Chester and Helen Fetter of Maryville, Gail and Bobby Hoelscher of Warrenton, Missouri, Verna and John
Danneker of Godfrey, John and Kristi Fetter of Granite City and Karl and Mary Fetter of Maryland Heights, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and their spouses,
Eric and Stephanie, Tara and Ryan, Chet and Stephanie, Chelsea and Gary, Seth, Taylor, Kayln, Gary, John, Ethan and Hannah; seven great-grandchildren,
Trenten, Keegan, Olivia, Lucas, Braden, Brynn and A.J.; a sister, Melissa Perrigan of Murphysboro, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelley Ann; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Rose Fetter
and a brother-in-law, Bud Perrigan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00
a.m. with his son, Karl Fetter officiating.

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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Dorothy M. Hamilos, 94, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Meridian
Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born December 9, 1925 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Michael and Viola (Nickoloff) Gancheff.

She married William E. Hamilos on June 29, 1946 in Granite City and he passed away on October 27, 2007.

She retired in 1985 from Granite City School District #9 after 15 years of dedicated service as a secretary.

Dorothy was a faithful member of New Bethel United Methodist Church in Glen Carbon and former member of St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ
in Collinsville where she had been a member of the Evening Circle. She also enjoyed dancing and was active many years with the Granite City Tap
Dancing Group and the Becky Kern Silver Bells and Beau Dancers in Belleville. She also was a member of the District #9 Secretary Group and the
Couples Club at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, enjoyed working with the theater group at Meridian Village and loved attending the H.O.P.
E. Widows luncheons. Dorothy will be remembered for her sweet and loving nature, beautiful smile and her love and special times shared with her family
and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Frederick “Gordon” Mueller of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Lance Allen and Suzanne
Hamilos of Georgetown, Texas; two grandchildren and spouses, Monica and A.J. Thomas of Georgetown, Texas and Aaron and Victoria Hamilos of Austin,
Texas; four great grandchildren, Naomie, Chloie, Sophie and Zebbie Thomas; a brother, John Gancheff of Granite City; sister-in-law, Katherine Butkovich of
Granite City; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

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

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at the Meridian Village Chapel in Glen Carbon on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Penny Barber officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Meridian Village, Renee’s Rescues, New Bethel United Methodist Church or the Lahr-Well Christian
Academy. Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements.
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Josephine “Josie” Matthews, 93 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

Josie was born on July 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri; the daughter of the late Reverend Luther and Ethel (Johnson) Hampton. Josie was a printer and
packager for CPI Photography for Sears and a member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City. Josie enjoyed her days of going to church and
spending time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Josie is survived by and will be missed by her son; Terry Matthews of Granite City; grandchildren, Crystal Cooper of Bakersfield, California, Melinda
Matthews of Bone Cave, Tennessee and numerous other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Josie was preceded in death by her husband; William C. Matthews; son, Lee A. “Skip” Cooper Jr.; brother, William “Ted”
Hampton; sister, Alma Hampton.

In celebration of Josie’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike
Allen officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial
donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Samuel “Sam” Joe Sartin, 61, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away Sat. Feb. 8,2020 at his home.

He was born Nov. 6, 1958 in Granite City to the late Samuel David & Jane Elizabeth (Barnes) Sartin.

Sam retired as a steel manufacturing foreman.   He loved spending time with family, fishing, camping, boating and bowling.

He is survived by 3 sisters: Linda (Rodney) Carter and Mary Sartin of Nashville, TN and Pamela (Frank) Hartman of Pontoon Beach, IL; and many nieces
and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.
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Steven J. Kovach, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Steve was born on November 20, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late William F. Kovach Sr. and Annie M. (Petras) Kovach.

Steve was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee. On August 7, 1971, Steve married Carol Walker, the
love of his life in Granite City, IL. Steve owned and operated Steve’s Auto Body & Repair in Granite City, IL for many years. He was a member and Post
Commander of V.F.W. Post 1300. He was also a member of Eagles Lodge 1126. Steve was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping and taking
road trips with Carol. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Steve 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, Steve was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Julie Kovach.
He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-eight years, Carol Kovach of Granite City, IL; loving children, Angie Kovach of Granite City, IL and Mark (Whitney
Sauerhage) Kovach of Granite City, IL; dear brothers, Jerry Kovach of San Diego, CA, John (Donna) Kovach of Granite City, IL and William (Beth) Kovach Jr.
of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Kylie Shipman; proud great-grandfather to Aiden Chamness; beloved aunt, Margaret Lochmann of Folsom, CA;
many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating.

Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with military honors conducted by the United States Navy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to V.F.W. Post 1300, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations will be
accepted at the funeral chapel.
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David W. Drury, 65 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

David was born on September 20, 1954 in Berwyn, Illinois; the son of the late James and Kathryn (Wilson) Drury Barnhart. David was a truck driver for CSI
Concrete in Troy, Illinois and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. David was a known outdoorsman who enjoyed his days of
hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was the love of his family and all the special times they shared together. David will be missed by his loving family and
all who knew him.

David is survived by his wife; Marlene (Starnes) Drury, whom he married on August 2, 1986; daughter, Ashley Drury of Granite City; brothers, James Drury of
Missouri, Mark Drury of Washington, Bob and Carol Drury of House Springs, MO, Joe Barnhart of Belleville, IL and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins
and many close family members and friends.

In addition to David’s parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law; Arthur Starnes; grandparents, Mae Luckreth, James Drury.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. David will be
laid to rest with full military rites on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are
suggested to the family.
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Darren Coty Pointer, 25, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:23 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 in Mt Vernon, IL.

He was born on February 7, 1995 in Granite City, IL to Robert Darren Pointer and Julie (nee: Hoffman) Thrasher.

Darren is survived by his mother: Julie (nee: Hoffman) Thrasher of Granite IL; father: Robert Darren Pointer of Granite City, IL; sister: Toni Marie (Lucas)
Thrasher-Bectol of Bryan, OH; grandmother: Winnie Pointer of Granite City, IL and grandfather: Darrel Thomas Skinner of Leasburg, MO.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother: Donnie Marie Brockman and grandfather: Kenneth Pointer.

A memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Online
guestbook and information may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Mr. Jack Wesley Calve’, Sr., age 97, of Granite City, IL died at 2:28 p.m. on February 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by
his family.  Mr. Calve’ spent his childhood in Edwardsville, IL in LeClaire Village.

Mr Calve’ enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in September 1942 and served as a crewmember aboard the Tacoma-class frigate USS Orange PF-43 until
discharged in 1946.  The USS Orange received two battle stars in the Pacific Theatre of Operations in World War II.

He served as a Department of the Army Civilian for 31 years until retiring from the U.S. Army Troop Support Command in April 1978 as the Chief of
Manpower Management.  He attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Louis University and the U.S. Army Management Engineering College.

Preceding him in death were his beloved parents: Calvin “Cal” and Bridget “Bridgie” Ann Calve’, nee Murphy; his loving wife of 46 years: Juanita “Johnnye”
Calve”, nee Shastid; his daughter: Lesa Ann Calve’; and his in-laws: Betty Ebling, Marion “Francie” Hudson and William Shastid.

Surviving him is son Jack Wesley Calve’ II of Granite City.  Also surviving are his in –laws Barbara “Bobbye” and Stanley Barnes of Edwardsville and
Richard and Phyllis Ficker of Granite City.

Mr. Calve’ was a Frigate Reunion Association member until it disbanded in 2005.  He was a Holy Family Catholic Church parishioner.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Calve’ enjoyed hunting and fishing.  A sporting dog fancier, his favorite dog was a Vizsla named Gyp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon Sat. Feb. 8, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman O.F.S. as
celebrant.  Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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Beverly Ann Lee, 76, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her home.

She was born on September 7, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Carroll and Ruby nee: Gaddie Hall

Beverly married Donald Lee on August 24, 1963 in Granite City, IL. He preceded her in death in 2011.

The loving mother was a homemaker.

Beverly is survived by a son, Kevin (Wendy Waugh) Lee of Granite City, IL, 4 grandchildren: Ashley Watson, Sarah Watson, Kyle Watson and Alex Lee; 3
great grandchildren; a brother, Les Hall of Mulberry Grove, IL and 2 sisters: Carolyn Kay Hall of Greenville, IL and Cindy Zeitler of Granite City, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, Beverly is preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Watson and a brother, Timothy Hall.

A memorial visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite
City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Paul W. Solomon, 66, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis,
MO.

He was born on March 19, 1953 in East St. Louis, IL to Robert and Mary nee: Stroump Solomon.

Paul married Debra Kite in Granite City, IL on July 17, 1999.

He was a security guard for Securitas for 20 years. Paul enjoyed fishing, watching the Fox News Channel and he was an avid Donald Trump supporter. He
was a dedicated friend and finally found the fountain of youth that he was always looking for.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by 3 daughters: Krystal Solomon of MO, Jennifer Martin and Tonya Cowan; 6 sons: Paul Solomon, Jr of Granite City, IL,
Daniel Solomon of Granite City, IL, Robert Rodney of Brighton, IL, Richard Solomon of MO, Michael Solomon of AK and Aaron Solomon of Granite City, IL,
Many grandchildren and a great grandchild. Also surviving are 2 brothers and a sister.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents.

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

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Granite City Church of God.
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Gerald L. Ambruso, 81, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the John Cochrane VA Medical Center in St.
Louis, MO.

He was born on March 10, 1938 in Chicago, IL.

Gerald married Catherine Mikolaszuk in Granite City, IL on March 16, 2013.

The U.S. Army veteran was a member of AMVETS Post 51 in Granite City, IL. He was a trailer mechanic for 40 years. Gerald enjoyed crappie fishing, oil
painting and watching sports.

Besides his wife, Gerald is survived by a daughter, Traci (Brian) Theissen of Gasconade, MO; 4 sons: Bradley (Susan) Ambruso of Valparasio, IN, Bryan
(Teri) Ambruso of Brighton, IL, Lance (Cherylle) Ambruso of Granite City, IL and Derek Mikolaszuk of Granite City, IL; 12 grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren.

Gerald is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth (Halley) Mapson.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Lynn “Nick” Nichols, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:24 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born July 7, 1926 in Steele, Missouri, a son of the late Fred C. and Nora Lee (Simpson) Nichols.

He married Mary Jane (LaRue) Nichols on May 22, 1946 in Steele, Missouri and she survives.

He retired from Complete Auto Transit after many years of service as a truck hauler.
The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was faithful member of City Temple Assembly of God Church in Granite
City.

Nick loved music, enjoyed singing with the church quartet and was a member of the Gospel Messengers Quartet. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Nichols of Granite City; three grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Drahos, Brianna Alexis Nichols
and Ryan David Nichols; a sister, Jeanette Hinze of Jackson, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Nichols; a brother, Leroy Nichols and two sisters, Irene Howe and Willie Bee Jones.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at City Temple Assembly of God Church, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from
10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Sam Hart officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Alma F. Buente, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Alma was
born on September 8, 1936 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Jack LeMaster and Jewel (Sykes) LeMaster.

On February 1, 1958, Alma LeMaster married Chuck Buente, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Alma was a faithful member of St. John United Church of
Christ in Collinsville, IL. She worked in the cafeteria for Granite City School District #9 for many years. Alma enjoyed dancing and traveling with Chuck. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family. Alma 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, Alma was preceded in death by her sisters, Erma Curtis (twin), Geneva Woodward and Nadine Frith; brothers, Leon LeMaster,
Harold LeMaster, Howard LeMaster and Gene LeMaster.

She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-two years, Chuck Buente of Granite City, IL; loving children, Suzan (Corey) Adams of Glen Carbon, IL and
Cindy (Jim) Paino of Lake Oswego, OR; proud grandmother to Christine Paino, Nicholas (Gabby) Paino and Michael Paino; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February, 7, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Katie Jo Bielke
officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Collinsville, IL. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Wilma Lorene Fox, nee Tucker, 90 of Patterson, Missouri passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at her home.

She was born on January 6, 1930 to John Willard and Rachel Elizabeth (Williams) Tucker.

Lorene is survived by her husband of 70 years, Joseph Perry Fox. Joe and Lorene resided in Granite City, Illinois prior to their move to Patterson 35 years
ago.

Lorene had a full life and was loved by so many.

As a young woman, she worked at International Shoe Company in St. Louis as a secretary where she would often be asked to model the shoes. She
worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City as a medical transcriptionist for many years and pioneered working from home so that she could also care
for her school-aged children. After moving to Patterson, Lorene was the secretary at Greeneville Elementary School and also at Patterson Baptist Church.
She was a beloved Sunday school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City, First Baptist Church
in Piedmont and then at Patterson Baptist Church. Music was very important to Lorene who served as church pianist at First Baptist Church and then at
Patterson Baptist Church
where she enjoyed singing duets with Joe. She also played piano for events at the Patterson Community Center. Lorene was accomplished at knitting,
crocheting, and sewing and enjoyed making dolls and blankets to share with family and friends. Lorene was a woman of faith who raised her family with
Christian values, and she would often quote scripture to help in times of stress. She loved to cook for her family and friends and would take particular joy in
watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rachel Tucker, a brother, David Tucker and two sisters, Thela Faulkner and Virginia Trebing.

Along with her husband, Lorene is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Barbara (James “Chip”) Mersinger of Granite City, IL; Deborah (Lonnie
E.) Dye, Jr. of Serena, IL; and Janet (Mike) Matchett of Montville, NJ. She also has five grandchildren: April (Brent) Nelson, Laura (Ian) Sateikis, Lonnie E.
(Quinn) Dye, III, Kaley and Kyle Matchett. She and Joe also have four great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by a
sister, Doris Fox, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, Missouri on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 12:00 noon until time of funeral
service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jule Maskrod and Rev. Gary Aubuchon officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rowland Woods Cemetery in Patterson, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Patterson Baptist Church in Patterson, Missouri or to the Safe Harbor Hospice in Fredericktown, Missouri.
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Timothy James Johnson, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:33 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at his home.

He was born October 19, 1957 in Granite City, a son of Mable (Dodd) Johnson of Fairview Heights and the late Nathan Johnson.

He married Mary (DeGonia) Johnson on June 18, 1976 in East St. Louis and she survives.

He worked at Kraft Heinz with six years of dedicated service as a machine operator.

He was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126. Tim enjoyed his days of playing golf, fishing, cooking and was the master of barbeque. He will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and mother, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Amy Johnson of Belleville and Robert and Jamie
Johnson of Granite City; five grandsons, Evan, Jordan, Logan, Tegan and Landen Johnson; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Carol Johnson of
Granite City, Donald and Ina Johnson of Granite City, Herb and Margie Johnson of Hartford, Johnny and Mary Johnson of Branson, Missouri and Jeff and
Becky Johnson of St. Louis; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Connie and James Embrey of Granite City, Brenda Gail Smith of Granite City and Yvonda
Issak of Fairview Heights; 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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

Burial will follow at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Rhonda Louise Aubuschon, 60, of Collinsville, IL died on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born on June 7, 1959 in East St. Louis, IL to the late George and Geraldine (Lawrence) Wylie.

Rhonda enjoyed life and loved her animals.

The loving mother is survived by a daughter, Mary (Matt Forehand) Aubuschon of Alhambra, IL; 3 grandchildren: Beca Knarr, Alicia Forehand and Savanah
Forehand; 2 brothers: Rich (Sandy) Wylie of Granite City, IL and Darron (Andrea) Wylie of Granite City, IL; a sister, Debbie Wylie of Collinsville, IL and many
nieces and nephews.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Nadine Papp, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:09 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020.

She was born May 21, 1925 in East End, Missouri, a daughter of the late Roger Elmer and Ona Lee (Martin) Edgar.

She married Thomas Papp Sr. on April 29, 1949 at St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City and he passed away on March 21, 2010.

She retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after many years of dedicated service as a receptionist in the x-ray department.

She was an Avon representative for over 50 years and a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church for over 63 years. She enjoyed her years of bowling
and had been an instructor at Tri-Mor Bowl for several years. She was a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed her days of traveling, fishing
and relaxing at the family summer home at Goose Creek Lake in French Village, Missouri.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandie Papp of Granite City, Tom and Bonnie Papp of Pontoon Beach and Bruce Papp
of Hamel; a daughter, Cheryl Dickinson of Mitchell; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Craig Dickinson, Travis and Misty Papp, Wendy Matyas, twins,
Christy and Jeff Boyles and Penny and Joe Raburn, Mark and Stacey Papp Jr., Aaron and Stephanie Papp, Tiffany and Rance Walters, Crystal and Shane
Kamp and Desirea Papp; fourteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Ann Dickinson; two great grandsons, Alex Papp
and Tyler Bierschwal; two sisters, Virgina and Helen; two brothers, Edmond and Wallace and an infant brother and sister.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Bill Hale officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, St. John Lutheran Church or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jacqueline “Jackie” Ruth Woods, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Jackie was born on April 3, 1923 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Homer Lupardus Sr. and Nellie (Champion) Lupardus.

In 1941, Jackie married Joseph L. Woods, the love of her life. Joseph passed away on August 18, 1997. Jackie worked in the housekeeping department at
Granite City Y.M.C.A. for many years. Jackie was the life of the party, she loved telling jokes and she never met a stranger. She enjoyed eating breakfast
with her friends at Appletree Restaurant in Granite City, IL. They were known as the Breakfast Club. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family,
whom she loved dearly. Jackie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jackie was preceded in death by five sisters, Wanda Hubbell, Vivian Dine, Lucille Daniels, Norma Tolbert and
Lenese Kallenbach; three brothers, Homer Lupardus Jr., Charles Lupardus and Archie Lupardus; and by a grandson, Shanon Gilleland.

Jackie is survived by her loving children, Barbara Jo (John) Schwentker of Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Juan (Pat) Woods of Godfrey, IL and Lynn (Frank)
Wilkinson of Collinsville, IL; dear sister, Loretta Purdy of Petersburg, IL; proud grandmother to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel. Jackie will be laid to rest with Joseph at Lake View
Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dolores A. Fechte, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:06 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home.

She was born February 26, 1932 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Gus and Angeline (Mangiaricino) Scaturro.

She married Robert E. “Bob” Fechte on February 6, 1954 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice and he survives.

She retired from the Granite City Army Depot with over 20 years of dedicated service as a clerk.

Dolores was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She loved life
and her greatest joy in life was her family and she cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She enjoyed tending to her yard and
growing her flowers. She also enjoyed decorative painting and working with ceramics.

In addition to her beloved husband of 66 years, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Lauran Fechte of Stone Mountain,
Georgia and Dan and Sharon Fechte of Troy, Illinois; three grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Mallory Fechte of Ballwin, Missouri, Brett and Katie
Fechte of Troy, Illinois and Tyler Fechte of Troy, Illinois; a great grandson, Peter Fechte; a sister, Nancy Gray of Granite City; sister-in-law, Donna Lee Ponce
of Troy; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Louie and Donald Scaturro; two sisters, Mary Bellue and Irene Wein; mother-
in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Alvin “Boots” Fechte and a brother-in-law, William “Bill” Fechte.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A
funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association or as masses in her memory and may be accepted at the
funeral home.
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Jesús Soto Muro, age 76, of Mitchell, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Jesús was born on March 31, 1943 in Sain Alto, Zacatecas, Mexico, a son of the late Martin Soto and Socorro (Muro) Soto.

On September 7, 1968, Jesús married Juana “Lupe” Valdez, the love of his life. Jesús was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City,
IL. He worked at Hamlin Casting as a machinist for many years. After retiring, he spent his spare time as a vendor working at the Fairmont flea market
selling Latino movies and music. Jesús was a talented artist who enjoyed oil painting. He also loved drinking ice cold Coca Cola, traveling and taking
yearly roads trips to Mexico with his wife and children to visit his family. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jesús 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, Jesús was preceded in death by a brother, Javier; and by a sister, Carmen.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Lupe Soto of Mitchell, IL; loving children, Jesús (Tonya) Soto of Pontoon Beach, IL, Carlos (Carmen) Soto of Ballwin, MO,
Patty (Jason) Vallet of Granite City, IL and Yolanda (Michael) Cooper of St. Jacob, IL; dear siblings, Carmen, Esperanza, Jose, Gloria, Bertha and Mariana;
proud grandfather to Katelin, Abigail, Benjamin, Jacob, Josie, Jonathan, Jacob, Jordan and Ashley (Luke); and one great-grandson on the way; many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman
officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Edna Lee “MoMo” Stagner, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born June 25, 1929 in Christian County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Marion and Thelma Elizabeth (Hayes) Shanklin.

She married Roger C. Stagner on June 24, 1950 in Fairview, Kentucky and he passed away on March 5, 2010.

Edna was a devoted and loving homemaker and enjoyed her days of sewing, working with crafts and cooking for her family. She was a faithful member of
Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City for many years. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn Chrusciel of Granite City and Marsha and Chris Dowd of Overland Park, Kansas; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Roger and Tricia Stagner of Sarasota, Florida and Ron and Carol Stagner of Lenexa, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Erik, Jason, Jeremy,
Brianna, Lauren, Alyssa, David, Ryan and Lukas; thirteen great grandchildren, Gavyn, Talyn, Grant, Shelby, Josh, Crystal, Dakota, Emmalyn, Collette,
Autumn, Caleb, Henry and Keegan; a sister, Lucille Russell of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; a brother, Howard Shanklin of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle; four brothers, Clarence, Roy, Ralph and Randolph
Shanklin and a sister, Dorothy Voyles.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.
until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the Carmi Children’s Home in Carmi, Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Isabel M. Anderson, 89 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Isabel was born on March 24, 1930 in Charleston, Missouri; the daughter of the late William and Lou (Scheffer) Hart. Isabel was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City and a homemaker and mom who loved to take care of her family. In her free time Isabel enjoyed her days of traveling with
her husband when he served in the United States Army and was always ready to cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals. Isabel will be remembered for the love
of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Isabel is survived by and will be missed by her husband: Robert E. Anderson, whom she married on January 15, 1952; her children, Charles E. and Kathy
Anderson of Troy, IL, Donald and Sue Anderson of Worden, IL, Lisa and Mark Janco of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Ian Anderson, Caitlin Anderson, Eric
Adams, Jonathon Gancheff, Travis Janco, Lindsey Janco.

In addition to her parents, Isabel was preceded in death by her daughter; Sheila M. Gancheff; and her 12 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Isabel’s
life, funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff
Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Holy Family Catholic
Church.
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Darwin Everett Roach, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his home.

Darwin was born on August 22, 1940 in Mt. Vernon, IL, a son of the late Clarence M. Roach and Mildred (Allan) Roach.

On August 22, 1959, Darwin married Carolyn Jean Page, the love of his life in Mt. Vernon, IL. Darwin retired as a maintenance welder from Granite City
Steel after thirty-five years of dedicated service. Darwin was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a pilot and an avid racer; he
raced sprint, midget and stock cars throughout his life. Darwin was very handy and he could build or fix anything he put his mind to. He built remote control
airplanes, and he even built an airplane he could pilot himself. Darwin never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in
need. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. Darwin will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Darwin was preceded in death by his siblings, Ross Roach and Eldamae Miller; and by a granddaughter, Lyvia Page Roach.

Darwin is survived by his devoted wife, Carolyn Roach; loving children, Angela (John) Turcott, Lori Ann (Scott) Ferrara and Tad Alan (Casey) Roach; proud
grandfather to Alex Nuell, Erik Turcott, Carter Roach and Allyson Ferrara; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020 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, February 3, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Jerry Darden
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Cynthia Diane Cutright, 50, of Granite City, IL died on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born on August 23, 1969 in Granite City, IL to the late Edward and Sandra nee: Cathey Harris.

Cynthia worked as a dispatcher for Checker Cab Company in Granite City, IL for 30 years.

Cynthia is survived by a sister, Tammy Robinson of Granite City, IL; a brother, Rod (Lorinda) Harris of Granite City, IL; her former husband, Roy Cutright of
Granite City, IL and several nieces and nephews.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Debra Sue Harlan, 64, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born March 17, 1955 in East St. Louis. Debra enjoyed playing computer games, fishing and yard sales.

She is survived by her sister, Connie Holmes of Granite City; five brothers, Mike Harlan of Granite City, Ray (Connie) Harlan of FL, George (Judy) Harlan of
Granite City, Robert Harlan of Cahokia and Jim (Debbie) Harlan of Arkansas; significant other, Lee Shrader of Granite City; two sisters in law, Donna
Harlan of Massachusetts and Florence Bryson of Pontoon Beach and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Ray Harlan; mother, Opal (Lee) Harlan and three brothers, Ronnie Harlan, Gary Harlan and Earl Bryson.

The family will greet friends and family from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Granite City Township Hall, 2060 Delmar Ave, Granite City.
Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guest book available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Mildred Ann Martinez, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:16 a.m. Sun. Jan. 26, 2020 at Rosewood Care Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born Nov. 25, 1932 in Brilliant, AL to the late Pearl C. & Julia (Kimbrell) Stockman.

Mildred retired from White Rodgers Emerson Electric after many years of service.  She loved spending time with her family and doting on her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons: Vincent (Cathie) Martinez and Raymond Martinez of Granite City; 4 grandchildren: Ashley (Jim) Dunn, Annessa (Jarod) Skouby,
Vincent (Brooke) Martinez and Cole (Nahely) Martinez; 5 great-grandchildren: Annaliese Skouby, Lillian Skouby, Eric Skouby, Diego Dunn and Celia
Martinez; and a sister: Gwen Freeman of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former spouse: Joseph Martinez; 4 sisters: Gay Scissom, Corrine McFadden, Jean Stockman
and Anna Stockman; and 4 brothers: James Cagle and Terry, Ray and Leo Stockman.

Services are private.
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Norma Mae Diak, 92 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Christian North East Hospital in St.
Louis.

Norma was born on November 13, 1927 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Orval L. and Olive (Danforth) Crawford. Norma was a secretary for
Jennison-Wright in Granite City and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, a member of the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary and Gateway Regional Medical
Center Senior Circle. She was known for volunteering her time for many local organizations and especially enjoyed giving her time to help children with
Autism. In her free time Norma enjoyed her days of gardening and planting flowers, being a talented seamstress or putting on a good meal for her family
and friends. Most of all Norma loved to spend time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Norma is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Donna Diak and (Arlette Woodward) of Penrose, CO, Jeannie Diak of Granite City;
grandchildren, Maya and (David) Santel, Taylor Lantrip and (Jonathen Redstone); great-grandchildren, Brayden Lantrip, Talon Lantrip; brother, Donell and
(Cheryl) Crawford; sister, Pat Bernaix.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband; Leonard R. Diak, whom she married on October 7, 1950; daughter, Dorothy
“Dottie” Diak; step-mom, Frieda B. (Pritchett) Crawford; sisters, Dorothy Barbieri, Betty and (Joe) Tester; brothers, Herchal and (Ruth) Crawford, Wayne
Crawford; brother-in-law, James Bernaix.

In celebration of Norma’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor
Charles West officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association.
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Edward H. “Buzz” Zenik, 95 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at his home.

Buzz was born on October 15, 1924 in Granite City; the son of the late Frank and Florence (Harris) Zenik. Buzz was a foreman on the blast furnace at
Granite City Steel and proudly served his country in the United States Army in WW II. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and
in his free time Buzz enjoyed his days of going to the Lake of the Ozarks where he loved to boat and fish. Buzz will be remembered for the love of his family
and all the special times they shared together. The family would like to say a special thank you to Buzz’s caregivers, Geogia, Cece and Coleen.

Buzz is survived by and will be missed by his children; Christie and Sidney Tucker of St. Louis, Cathy Reimers of Freeport, FL, Timothy and Sharon Zenik of
Collinsville; grandchildren, Nicole McChristian, Megan Hayden, Timothy Zenik Jr., Heather and Paul Sabo, Joshua Reimers; great-grandchildren, Sam
McChristian, Carter Hayden, Bennett Hayden, Kinsleigh Sabo, Lainey Sabo, Brody Sabo.

In addition to his parents, Buzz was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years; Norma (Pitzer) Zenik, whom he married on July 31, 1947; sister, Mary Lois
Kraus; brother, Jack Zenik.

In celebration of Buzz’s life, visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will
follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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Karen Gay Graham, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in St.
Charles, MO.

Karen was born on July 3, 1958 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Franklin E. Hoover and Mary A. (Azari) Hoover.

On August 26, 1977, Karen Hoover married Randall Graham, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Karen was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of
her family. She enjoyed watching standup comedy on Netflix. Her greatest joy was spending time with Randall and her family. Karen 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, Karen was preceded in death by her siblings, Marlene Painter, Roger, Richard and Ronald Hoover.

Karen is survived by her devoted husband, Randall Graham of Granite City, IL; special friend, Linda Wolf; beloved dogs, Winston and Monty; many nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 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 Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert W. “Bob” Blackwell, 61, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at his home. He was
born April 23, 1958 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert R. Blackwell and Audrey (Reed) Talley and a brother, Leo Talley.

He is survived by a sister, Scheryl Perdue of Granite City; two brothers, Scott Blackwell of Missouri and Rodney Talley of Granite City; a niece, Angela and
Chad Whittenberg of St. Louis; a great nephew, Jaxson Whittenberg; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 5:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans of Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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