Charles Luther Lovell, 90, of Mitchell, IL, passed away at 6:23 a.m. Thurs. Mar. 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by his
family while under hospice care.

He was born Mar. 13, 1930 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Hugh & Clare (Mabry) Lovell.

Charles was a US Marine Corps veteran and retired from American Water Co. as a machine operator after 40 years.  He was a member of the Alton Eagles
#254 and loved spending time with his family.

He and Helen Ann Kovar were married June 16, 1972.  She preceded him in death July 20, 2019.

He is survived by a daughter: Laurie Lovell; a step-son: John Ashburn; 3 grandchildren: Julie Nighohossian, J.J. Bruger and John Ashburn Jr.; and 3 great-
grandchildren.

Besides his wife of 47 years and his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter: Teresa (nee: Ashburn) Glass; a granddaughter: Johnelle
Ashburn; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Services are private.
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Glenn Lackey 64, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.  

He was born December 5, 1955 in Anchorage, Alaska to Larry and Urslula (nee; Armstroff ) Lackey.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah (Henry) Thompson of Granite City and Jessica Lackey of Telluride, CO; five grandchildren, Branden Henderson,
Kyle Thompson, Peyton Lackey, Logan Lackey and Tyler Thompson; two brothers, Gerald and Matthew Lackey both of Granite City and a sister, Janice
Goonan of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a
son, Glenn James Lackey.
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Patricia Sue Terry, 63, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on December 13, 1956 in St. Louis, MO to William Otis and Carmen nee: Smothers Moody.

Patricia married Jody Terry in Granite City, IL in 1990 and he preceded her in death in 2015.

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed playing pool and travelling with her friends on mini vacations. She was an avid St. Louis sports fan and
supported the St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.

Patricia is survived by a daughter, Amie Watson of Washington, MO and 5 grandchildren: Alaina, Alexandria (Alex), Ayanna, Chloe and Ashlynne; 1 great
grandson and 2 great granddaughters. Also surviving are 3 sisters: Charlotte Tolan of Desoto, MO, Rebecca Moody of Idaho and Carol Harris of Idaho. She
will be greatly missed by her special friends, John and Linda Hatzel.
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Besides her husband, Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Moody and a sister, Lena.

Karen O’Gara, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:53 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020 peacefully in her home.

She was born April 10, 1964 in East St. Louis, IL to Hugh J. Sr. and Charlotte (nee: Solt) O’Gara.
Karen had a unique ability to fill a room with her laughter. It was loud and distinctive and typically accompanied by hilarious banter revolving around
ridiculous scenarios and outlandish ideas. Very few have the ability to carry on a conversation the way that she could, she was far more emotionally
intelligent than most. The world will not be the same without her in it, she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her companion: Ben “Gunner” Browning of Granite City, IL; one son: Jim (December Belasco) Cook of Glen Carbon, IL; daughter: Amy
(Nathan Conrad) O’Gara of Lasalle, IL; six grandchildren: Sagan Belasco-Cook, Lela Eichen, Sidney Eichen, Nolen Conrad, Florence O’Conner and Seth O’
Conner; four brothers: Patrick O’Gara of Edwardsville, Hugh J. (Barbara) O’Gara Jr. of Pocahontas, IL, Joseph (Karen) O’Gara of Collinsville, IL, and Brett
(Brenda) O’Gara of Edwardsville, IL; and sister: Cathy (David S.) O’Gara of Defiance, MO.
She was preceded in death by both parents.
Memorial to be held at a later date, contact the family for details.
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Andrew C. Besserman, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at 2:50 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born September 20, 1928 in Madison, a son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Adams) Besserman Sr.

He married Irene (Jenders) Besserman on February 18, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

Andy retired from Union Electric after 20 years of dedicated service as a Senior Switch Board Operator.

He was a faithful member of St. Mary and St. Mark Catholic Church, helping as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and served as an usher for
many years. Andy was a past president of St. Mary’s Booster Club, a past trustee of Nameoki Township and a member of Polish Hall – St. Stanislaus
Lodge 1004 and the Metro-East Polka Club. He enjoyed traveling, dancing and visiting the casino with his wife.

One of his most enjoyable and memorable endeavors was forming one of the first girls’ softball teams in the Tri-City area, the St. Mary’s girl’s softball
team. He was the manager of the team and to this day he is still fondly referred to by the women who played on the team as “Coach” and he still holds a
special place in their hearts for the wonderful memories created each summer on the ballfield.

In addition to his beloved wife of 70 years, Andy is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Sprenger of Edwardsville and Marilyn and Mark Naylor
of St. Jacob; grandson, Todd (Trang) Huckla; granddaughter, Bethann Reichert; great granddaughter, Lydia Reichert; great grandsons, Andrew Huckla
(Andy’s namesake) and Nate Huckla; step grandson, Brian Naylor; step great granddaughters, Emily and Allison Naylor; step great grandsons, Austin
Naylor, Corbin Shabany and Abelardo Lopez Jr.; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Besserman Jr.; four brothers, Joseph Besserman, Paul Besserman Jr., John
Besserman and Michael Besserman; a sister, Leona Voloski and step granddaughter, Michelle (Naylor) Lopez.

Andy deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time, a private family visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at St.
Mary-St. Mark Catholic Church in Madison.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. Mary and St. Mark Catholic Church or to VITAS Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Robert Lee Hayes Sr., 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born June 26, 1931 in Granite City, a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Stella (Dixon) Hayes.

He married Betty Fay (Barnhart) Hayes on February 18, 1950 in Pocahontas and she survives.

He had retired from Alton & Southern Railroad after 15 years of dedicated service. He later retired in 1996 from Washington University after 13 years of
service as a painter.

Robert was a faithful member of City Temple Assembly of God Church in Granite City and cherished the special times shared with his family and friends.
He enjoyed his days of camping, fishing and hunting and always enjoyed tending to his yard.

In addition to his beloved wife of 70 years, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Mike Hamm of Collinsville, Brenda and Mike Otte
of Edwardsville; a son, Robert L. Hayes Jr. of Michael; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Hayes of Granite City and Larry
Hayes of Jerseyville; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Bill Hayes.

Robert deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a private family service will be held at his church. Private burial will follow at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

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

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Colon Cancer Research and can be accepted at the funeral home.
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Frances Gallauer, age 100, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Liberty Village in Maryville,
IL. Frances was born on March 9, 1920 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Belobrajdich and Yosepha (Manco)
Belobrajdich.

On July 29, 1944, Frances married Steve Gallauer, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Steve passed away in 1977. Frances was of the Catholic Faith and
a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed needlepoint and fishing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family. Frances 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, Frances was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Bradich.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Janet (Robert) LeGrand of Chesterfield, MO, Linda Ponath of Chesterfield, MO and Marjorie (James) Baiter of
Godfrey, IL; proud grandmother to five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family service will be held. Frances will be laid to rest next to Steve at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund or to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations may be mailed to Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Joseph Clifford Ramsey, 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Sat. Mar. 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his
family while under hospice care.

He was born Aug. 23, 1941 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Clifford Everett & Mary Emily (Pope) Ramsey.

On Dec. 28, 2002, he and Phyllis Ann Hawkins were married in Alton, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

Joseph had been a machine operator for Obearnester Glass Co and a miner for Peabody Coal.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Cathy Major of Yuma, AZ; 2 step-daughters: Shari (Mike Lee) Petty of Granite City and Angela (Randy)
Pilch of Granite City; a step-son: Michael (Jennifer Waters) Campbell of Collinsville, IL; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 brothers: John
Ramsey of O’fallon, IL, Steve Ramsey of Lafayette, IN and Paul Ramsey of Belleville, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Deborah Steele; and 2 sisters, Pat Johnson and Mary Louise Steele.

Services are private.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Betty Jane Barnhart, 81, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Russell, AR, passed away at 12:03 p.m. Thurs. Mar. 19, 2020 at
Evelyn’s Hospice House in Creve Coeur, MO.

She was born Mar. 21, 1938 in Alton, IL to the late John & Jennie (Woods) Seehausen.

Betty was a CNA and had worked at Wood River Hospital and the nursing home in Greenville, IL.  She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle.  She
enjoyed spending time with her family and her little dog, Sadie.

She is survived by a daughter: Cecilia (Rev. Bill) Davison of Granite City; 3 grandsons: Robert (Kitty) Davison, Corby (Gina) Davison, Timmy (Donna)
Davison; and 9 great-grandchildren: Allissa, Eli, Abby, Sophie and Lainey Davison, Tyler and Xander Cox, Draven Crain and Sydney Davison.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands: Robert Melton and Clarence Barnhart; a daughter: Tina Sisk; a granddaughter:
Stephanie Cox; and a brother: Paul Seehausen.

Services are private due to the current COVID-19 crowd restrictions.

Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Madge Elaine Talley, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab,
Granite City, IL.

Madge was born on December 14, 1923 in Bismarck, ND, a daughter of the late Gene Webster and Lucreta Mae (George) Webster. After the death of her
father, Madge was raised by Mrs. and Major Woodgate.

On August 16, 1948, Madge married Darold Ellis Talley, the love of her life at the Salvation Army in Granite City, IL. Darold passed away on March 19, 2017,
after sixty-nine years of marriage. Madge was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. She was also a member of the
Women’s Club at the church. Madge was a former Salvation Army officer. She worked for the Salvation Army for eight years, starting in 1941. Madge retired
as a floral designer from Bob’s Flowers in 1980 after fifteen years of dedicated service. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Madge 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, Madge was preceded in death by four brothers, Willard, Jim, Merle and Larry Webster; and by three sisters, Norma
Webster, Joan Webster and Ruth Riedlinger.

She is survived by her loving children, Rick (Phyllis) Talley of Granite City, IL and Sherry (Jim) Hentzel of Ormond Beach, FL; dear siblings, Glen Webster of
Portland, OR and Jeanie Kramer of Bellingham, WA; proud grandmother to Matt (Alma) Hentzel, Jason (Jessica) Talley, Katie (Reggie Peters) Hentzel and
Rebecca (Matt) Talley Stearns; proud great-grandmother to Egypt Peters, Ryan Hentzel, Kayleigh Peters, Arianna Hentzel, Ayden Hentzel, Sienna Talley,
Colton Stearns, Cameron Stearns and Emma Talley; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Our dear mother and grandmother, deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a memorial visitation and service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army. Donations may be mailed to Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL 62040.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Larry C. James, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center,
Granite City, IL.

Larry was born on December 21, 1949 in Gideon, MO, a son of the late Cecil James and Velma (Newton) James.

On September 16, 1977, Larry married Paula “Penny” Planitz, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Larry retired as a custodian from Six Mile Regional
Library District, Granite City, IL, in 2018 after many years of dedicated service. He loved spending time with his family, watching westerns and sports, taking
care of his yard and walking his dog, Wilson. Larry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Larry is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Penny James of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Patsy (Howard) Black and Bryan James; proud uncle
to Tim (Rebekah) Black, Jason (Kirsten) Black, Ryan Black and Brittany (Chris) Kilmer; proud great-uncle to Miles, Asher, Jaedyn, Judah, Jordyn, Abel,
Arrow, Emily and Scott; extended family and many dear friends.

Our dear husband, brother and uncle, deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a private visitation and funeral will be held. Interment will
be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations may be mailed to Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
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Chris Allen Brandt, 60, of Collinsville, IL and formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Thursday, March 19,
2020 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, IL.

He was born October 23, 1959 in Granite City, IL to Iris Grable and Harry Brandt.
Chris was an avid short-track speedskater and lover of the sport. He competed nationally with the St. Louis Metro Speedskating Club and cherished the
friends he made along the way. He enjoyed seeing live music, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and going to the movies with his daughter.
He is survived by his daughter: Madelyn Brandt of St. Charles, MO; mother: Iris Grable of Collinsville, IL; half-brother: Mark Brandt of granite City, IL; half-
sister: Rachel (Justin) Waligorski of Collinsville, IL and two nieces: Sophia and Kennedi.
He was preceded in death by his father: Harry Brandt.
The family will have a Celebration of Life service at a later date.
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Steve P. Karels Sr., 64 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home.

Steve was born on November 5, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois; the son of the late John and Opal Karels Sr. Steve was a truck driver for McKenzie Trucking in
Granite City, an aviation mechanic and served as a police officer for Forsyth County, North Carolina. He proudly served his country in the United States Air
Force and was a member of the National Rifle Association. In his free time, Steve enjoyed his days of fishing and spending time with his family. Steve will
be remembered for his “Jokester” personality and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Steve is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Juanita (Spence) Karels, whom he married on April 7, 2001; children, Steve P. Karels Jr. of
Tabaccoville, NC, Laura and Mark Moore of Marthasville, MO, Sarah and Scott Carney of Troy, IL; grandchildren, Jordan Groves, Kassidy Groves, Kylee
Hopping, Brent Moore, Bryan Moore, Dylan Carney, Claire Carney; sister-in-law, Linda Spence and his doggie, Sher.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.

In celebration of Steve’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon with full military rites.
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Valerie A. Anderson, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Tues. Mar. 17, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Oct. 7, 1952 in Granite City to the late William A. Bone and Elaine J. (Rapsis) Estes.

On Feb. 27, 1970, she and Gary Anderson were married in Collinsville, IL.  He survives in Granite City.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter: Sonja Elizabeth (Darrin Filla) Anderson of Valley Park, MO; a son: Christopher William (Stacey)
Anderson of Cameron, MO; 5 grandchildren: Christopher James Anderson, Austin James Anderson, Kylie Elaine Anderson, Benjamin Roger Smithson
and Cody William Anderson; a brother: William A. (Sondra) Bone II of Granite City; and 2 sisters: April Elaine (Gordon Pierson) Bone of Granite City and
Shelby (Randall) Hearne of Holts Summit, MO.

Services are private due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.
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Gladys N. Ray 91, passed away March 17, 2020 at her home in Granite City.

She was born September 24, 1928 in Allison, Iowa to Ralph and Carrie Poppen. She married Everett Leroy Ray September 4, 1954 in Waverly, Iowa.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Ray of Granite City and Debra (Matthew) Jackson of Decatur, IL; son, Daniel Lee Ray of Granite City; five
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven brothers and five sisters.

Cremation services were entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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John Lee Seger, 60, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:41 p.m. Tues. Mar. 17, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

He was born Jan. 14, 1960 in Granite City to the late Paul & Roseatta (Robinson) Seger.

On July 4, 1995 he and Deanna Lynn Whitehead were married in Bernie, MO.  She survives in Granite City.

John loved being outdoors, riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing and shooting.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 children: Tonya Seger, Josh Barnes, Ashley Judd and Amanda Tappel all of Granite City; 9 grandchildren; and 5
sisters: Louise (Jr) Motteler of Dell, IN, Mary (Albert) Walliser of Granite City, Jean (Carol) Dean of Bernie, MO, Joyce (Radar) Dean of Bernie, MO and Sue
(Darrell) Batson of Vienna, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Seger.

Services will be private due to the current COVID-19 crowd restrictions.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com
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Doris K. Leibold, 76, of Granite City, IL passed away at 2:42 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

She was born March 23, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Charles Carl and Katherine (nee: Nation) Clutts.
Doris and Robert “Bob” W. Leibold married on February 16, 2007 in Lawrenceburg, AR.
Doris worked for many years as a CNA in home health care and at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL. She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle
Church in Granite City, IL
She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” W. Leibold of Granite City, IL; two daughters: Janalea (Robert) Sobiech of Ft. Worth, TX and Leandria (Justin
Penelton) Sodini of Granite City, IL; two sons: Thomas Duke of Cincinnati, OH and David (Traci) Duke of Biloxi, MS; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-
grandchildren; brother: Michael (Kay) Clutts of Mooresville, IN; and sister: Mary (John) Vasques of Granite City, IL.
Besides her parent she is preceded in death by a son: Charles Duke; twin great-grandchildren; brother: Thomas Clutts and a sister: Junelda Clutts.
There will be a celebration of her life at a later date. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City entrusted with professional services. Online
guestbook and information may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Billy Eugene Gobel 78, of Mitchell passed away Friday March 13, 2020 at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis.  

He was born December 13, 1941 in Eldorado, IL to Robert and Madeline (nee: Davis) Gobel; they preceded him in death.  He married Barbara Jean
Markiewicz December 4, 1993 in Edwardsville.  He served his Country in the Army during the Vietnam War.  Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church
of Mitchell, a past Master and  a lifetime Member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge, as well as the York Rite, Knights Templar and Scottish Right.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gobel of Mitchell; four daughters, Billie Jean, Georgia, Amanda and Lindsay; three step children, Roger (Kathy), Russell
(Ann) and Kimberly (Tony); twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Donald; two sisters, Brenda and Wanda and many
nieces, nephews friends and acquaintances.  He will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

The family will hold a memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell.  Services will start with a Masonic
service at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Pastor Richard Harmon officiating.  Private inturnment will take place at Mausoleum in Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery.  Wojstrom Funeral & Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Harley Lee Allmendinger, 13, of Granite City, IL died on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

He was born on January 11, 2007 in St. Louis, MO to James Allemendinger and Natasha nee:  Mullin Cullen.

Harley enjoyed movies, music, playing on his tablet and food.  He attended Restoration Church in Granite City, IL where he enjoyed attending.

Besides his parents, Harley is survived a brother, Ryider Allmendinger and a sister, Ryilee Allemdinger;  paternal grandmother, Maureen Allmendinger of
MI; step-father, Chris Cullen of Granite City, IL; 2 uncles and aunts:  Jamie and Pam Mullin and William and Kristine Allmendinger and a cousin, Riley
Mullin.  Harley will be missed by his extended family members and friends.

Harley is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Allmendinger and his maternal grandparents:  Gary and Kristy Mullin.

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

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Alvin Alfred Pflueger 91, of Granite City passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home with family by his side.

He was born December 22, 1928 in Waterloo to Harvey and Minnie (nee: Fauss) Pflueger. Alvin served in the Army during the Korean War. He married
Hazel Bolton November 26, 1955; she preceded him in death in 2003.  He was a long time member of the Caseyville VFW.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlene (Daniel) Juedemann of Granite City and Margaret (Ricky) Clark of IN; two sons, Thomas (Toni) Pflueger of
Fairmont City and Frank Pflueger of Collinsville; ten grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Also, proceeding in death were his parents, son, John Pflueger two grandchild, two great grandchildren and five siblings, Levi, Gene, Arnold, Arlene and
Doris.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Memorials can be made to the funeral home in care of the family.
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Michael Alan Donohue, 52, of Granite City, IL passed away at 6:22 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St, Louis University
Hospital, St. Louis, IL with the love of his fiancé Shannon and many of his motorcycle club family with him.

He was born June 8, 1967 in Marion, IL to Ruby (nee Garris) Odum and Norman Donohue.
Michael was a member of the Free Spirit MC.
He is survived by his fiancé Shannon Haas of Granite City, IL; mother and step-father: Ruby (nee: Garris) and Dennis Odum of Benton, IL; three brothers:
Johnny (Melody) Donohue of Sterling, IL, Frankie Colp of Benton, IL, Ricky (Karen) Spiller of Johnson City, IL; three sisters: Crystal (Roby) Creek of Johnson
City, IL, Tina (Joe) Rieger of Johnson, IL and Susan Spiller of Benton, IL; many beloved aunts, uncles and Roy Spiller who raised him as his own along
with Nick.
He was preceded in death by his father: Norman Donohue and his grandmother: Emma Garris.
Memorial service will be at a later date.
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Lillian Mae Wright, age 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Granite Nursing and Rehab
Center, Granite City, IL.

Lillian was born on June 12, 1940 in Murphysboro, IL, a daughter of the late Shirley Eugene Barton and Lillian Mae (Drennan) Barton.

On August 29, 1959, Lillian married Harold Wright, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Lillian worked as a tax preparer at H&R Block in Granite City, IL, for
twenty-two years. She also worked as a librarian at Maryville School for six years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Lillian 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, Lillian was preceded in death by her brother, William Barton.

She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty years, Harold Wright of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Michael (Yang) Wright of Granite City, IL, James
(Debra) Wright of Buford, SC and David (Cheryl) Wright of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Shirley Gene Barton of Champaign, IL; proud grandmother to six
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Lillian requested to be cremated and to have no formal services.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Chester Leroy Hodge, Jr., 55, of Madison, IL, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020, in East St. Louis, IL.

He was born November 04, 1964 in Granite City, IL to Chester Leroy and Peggy (nee: Mitchel) Hodge.
He is survived by two daughters: Chelsea Hodge and tiffany Starks; two sons: Tyler (Lana) Hodge and William Hodge; twelve grandchildren: Julius Exavior,
Robyn Rene’, Wesley Eugene, Zoey Shay, Dakota Nicole, Rylee Lynn, Iris Rene’, Noah Eugene, Karlee Rae, Kyler Lee Eugene, Dylan Joe, and Ronnie
Lee; and two sisters: Barbara (Forrest) Mifflin and Laura Hodge all of Granite City, IL.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother: William “Billy” Hodge.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date.
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Reverend Clifton E. Galiher, 85 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday,
March 8, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Clifton was born on September 6, 1934 in Fairfield, Illinois; the son of the late Clarence A. and Florence A. (Yoho) Galiher. Clifton spent his entire life as a
pastor in service to others. He started his career as a young minister in Fairfield, Illinois where he founded and was the pastor of North Side Pentecostal
Church. Then the Lord led him to Bethel Chapel in Granite City where he served as Pastor from 1972 to 1985, then serving in Jonesboro, Illinois. He was
an active Evangelist for 7 years before he took over as pastor in Taylor Mill, Kentucky in 2001. He and his wife moved back home to the local area in 2013
where he was very involved in many local ministries. He was a member of Bethel Chapel in Granite City and in his free time he enjoyed his days of yard
sales, buying and selling things, being outside fishing or playing board games with his grandchildren. Clifton was known for his unique “Jokester”
personality, the love of the Lord and his family. Clifton will be remembered for the many lives he touched through his ministry, the love of the Lord and his
family and all the special times they shared together.

Clifton is survived by and will be missed by his wife of nearly 61 years; Bessie M. (Mayberry) Galiher; his children, Dwain and Brenda Galiher of West
Plains, Missouri, Stephen Galiher of Nashville, Tennessee, Ruth and Pastor David Brimm of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren, Amber Galiher, Aaron and
Shelby Galiher, Autumn Galiher, Adrianne Galiher all of West Plains, Missouri, Stephen A. and Shandi Galiher, Daris and Taffi Galiher of Nashville,
Tennessee, Kayla and Joshua Thomas, Nathaniel and Angela Brimm of Granite City, Illinois; 13 great-grandchildren and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Clifton was preceded in death by his brothers; Weldon Galiher and Loren Wayne Galiher.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio Ave, in Granite City. In celebration of Clifton’s life,
services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Chapel with Pastor David Brimm officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to Bethel Chapel Christian School. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving
the family.
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Gary L. Ingrham Sr., age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur,
MO.

Gary was born on June 8, 1944 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John Ingrham and Eulah (Rose) Simmons.

Gary worked as a switchman for Terminal Railroad and Chicago North Eastern Railroad in his younger years. He was a proud member of Masonic Triple
Lodge #835 in Granite City, IL, Scottish Rite of Belleville, IL and a Shriner with Ainad Temple in East St. Louis, IL. He was also a former member of I.O.O.F.
and the Moose Lodge. Gary never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was known as a jokester and he
had a personality that drew people to him. During the summer Gary loved eating fried green tomatoes. His family wants you to fry some green tomatoes up
this summer in memory of Gary. His greatest joy was spending time with family. Gary 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, Gary was preceded in death by a daughter, Annette Ingrham; his sisters, Bernadine Hagnauer, Eunice Porter and Nelda Reed;
and by a brother, John Ingrham.

He is survived by his loving children, Tina (Bill) McKinnon of Granite City, IL, Gary (Michelle) Ingrham Jr. of Ocala, FL, Laura (Jocko) Ferguson of Granite
City, IL, Cynthia (Jim Foster) Schuler of Wentzville, MO and William (Jodie) Ingrham of Webster Groves, MO; dear brother, Danny Cobb of Granite City, IL;
proud grandfather to fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a Masonic
service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Marion Gene Farrow, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sat. Mar. 7, 2020 at his home while under hospice
care.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950 in Arlington, KY to the late Velma (Hoskins) Sheeley and Marion Charles Farrow.

Mr. Farrow had been a medical lab technologist and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and trap and was an NRA
mentor.

He is survived by his wife: Madonna (Repple) Farrow; 2 sons: Charles Marion Farrow and Patrick Farrow all of Granite City; a step-brother: Jake Sheeley of
Barnhart, MO; and a step-sister: Cindy Sheeley-Szymanski of St. Louis, MO.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Anita Bakos and Jerone Farrow; and a step-sister: Tammy Sheeley.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Mar. 12, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Fri.
Mar. 13, 2020 at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, KY.
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David Robert Ropac, 58, of Pontoon Beach, IL, died unexpectedly Fri. Mar. 6, 2020 in Pontoon Beach.

He was born Feb. 1, 1962 in Belleville, IL to Pauline Ida (Porter) Sumowski of Pontoon Beach and the late Carl Joseph Ropac Jr.

David was employed at American Steel and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He loved working on bicycles and lawnmowers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother: Carl Ropac III of Pontoon Beach; and his beloved cat: “Peaches”.

Services are private.
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Paul Wheeler Madewell, 72, of Madison, IL, passed away Wed. Mar. 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born Apr. 5, 1947 in Muskogee, OK to the late Pete Madewell and Alma (Loftis) Adams.

The U.S. Army veteran retired as a self-employed flooring contractor.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Paula (Mark) Leckrone of Centralia, IL, Goldie (Scott) Young of Erie, PA and Shelia (Michael Mandeville) Madewell of
Caseyville, IL; a son: Charles Madewell of Cahokia, IL; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters: Sharold Yount of St. Louis, MO (formerly of Granite
City, IL), Retha Richmond of Alton, IL, Kimberly Applegate of Litchfield, IL, Tina Gancheff of Granite City, IL and Jacqueline Wasson of Dallas, TX; and his
former spouse: Robin Hart of Cahokia, IL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Bobby Madewell; and his companion: Nadene Hannel.

A funeral procession will leave Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory at Noon Fri. 3/13/2020 for graveside services with military honors at 1:00 p.m. at
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Pastor Thomas Nixon Fea Jr., age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his home. Tom was
born on February 9, 1952 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Thomas N. Fea Sr. and Cleo A. (Henderson) Fea.

Tom was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On June 11, 1970, Tom married Catherine Ann Etzkorn, his high school sweetheart
in Madison, IL. Tom retired as a pastor from Forest Home First Baptist Church. He was a faithful member of Unity Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. Tom
was a talented artist and he could draw or paint anything he puts his mind to. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, woodworking and being outdoors. His
greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with his family. Tom 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, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Carole Barnes.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Catherine Ann Fea of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Col. Michael Joseph (Tracia) Fea of Seoul, South Korea and Matthew
Thomas (Danielle) Fea of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Cory Fea of Granite City, IL and Micha Fea of Fort Sill, OK; sister, Joyce (John) Juhasz of
Dillon, CO; mother-in-law, Patricia Ann Etzkorn of Piasa, IL; sisters-in-law, Beverly (Val) Sumonia of Godfrey, IL and Patti (Bruce) Evans of Granite City, IL;
nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel, with Pastor Jarad Corzin officiating. Interment will be
in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Unity Baptist Church. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Concetta “Connie” M. (Finazzo) Broyles Wheeler, age 94 of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at her
home with her loving family by her side.

Connie was born on November 26, 1925 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Faro and Rosalia Finazzo.

Connie was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. Connie
never met a stranger and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She enjoyed going to church and playing bingo. Her greatest
joy was spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Connie will be remembered for the special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward E. Broyles; two daughters, Denise Miller and Rosalie Atwater; three
sisters, Frances Greco, Rosie Torimino and Suzie Dabrowski; and by her brother, Frank Finazzo.

She is survived by her devoted husband, James H. Wheeler of Granite City, IL; loving children, Edward L. Broyles of Granite City, IL, Patricia Headrick of
Hudson, IL, Pamela (Harold “Junior”) Pool of Granite City, IL, Tony (Tina) Broyles of Bunker Hill, IL and Walter (Diane) Wheeler of Maryville, IL; sisters, Mary
Jane Johnson of Granite City, IL and Phyllis Syzdek of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to 108 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 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 Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or to masses. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel or church.
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Tony Marvin Johnson, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at his home. Tony was born on
January 3, 1959 in Granite City, IL.

On October 21, 1994, Tony married Sheryl Reeves, the love of his life in Edwardsville, IL. Tony worked as an EMT for Campbell Ambulance Service for
many years. He had previously owned and operated Broken Feather Plaster Crafts in Granite City, IL. Tony was a talented artist who could draw or paint
anything he put his mind to. He was also a car enthusiast who loved driving and working on hot rod cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family. Tony 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.

Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine (Lindsay) Johnson; brother, Alan Johnson; and by a brother-in-law, Ronnie Smith.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Sheryl Johnson of Granite City, IL; dear father and step-mother, Alfred and Juanita Johnson of Glen Carbon, IL; loving
children, Maggie (Nathan) McCrary of Granite City, IL, Matthew A. Reeves of Granite City, IL, Tony C. Johnson of Cahokia, IL and Matthew R. (Jena) Bogard
of Fairview Heights, IL; proud grandfather to Rylee McCrary and several other grandchildren; brother, Mike (Charlotte) Johnson of FL; sister, Deborah Kent-
Smith of Springfield MO; sister-in-law, Gina Smith of TX; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Mt. Zion Church, 2827 Mockingbird Lane, Granite City, IL,
with Rev. Steven Gray officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Mt. Zion Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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Virginia “Ginger” Burris, 93 of Madison, Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Ginger was born on April 19, 1926 in Stewartsville, Missouri; the daughter of the late Horace and Betty (Carson) Groom. Ginger was a cook at Roderick’s
Restaurant in Granite City and a faithful member of Calvary Life Church. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Madison and in her free time Ginger
enjoyed her days of quilting and cooking for her family and friends. Ginger will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared
with her family and friends.

Ginger is survived by and will be missed by her children; Sandra and Tom Reinert of Ballwin, Missouri, Marcia and Fred Koller of Walshville, Illinois, Jeff
Gall of Madison, Illinois; grandchildren, Dawn Wallace of Ballwin, Missouri, Stefanie Wallace of Fenton, Missouri, Amy and Jim Fitzwater of Benld, Illinois,
Ben and Shelly Barker of Benld, Illinois; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lowell Grimm; sister, Eileen Oyler; dear step-mom;
many nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ginger was preceded in death by her husband; Lloyd V. Burris, whom she married on August 31, 1973; her son, Warren Gall;
sister, Deanie Baker; brothers, Bill Grimm and George “Pete” Grimm.

In celebration of Ginger’s life, visitation will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark
Maynard officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial
donations are suggested to Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City.
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Char Lee Baldwin, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Rosewood Care Center,
Edwardsville, IL,

Char was born on March 5, 1945 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Charles A. Parmley and Wilma Lee (Lambert) Parmley.

On February 20, 1965, Char married John Phillip Baldwin, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. John passed away on July 5, 2004. Char retired from the
industrial control center as a secretary from South Western Illinois College in Granite City, IL. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and she enjoyed
teaching advanced life saving techniques to the girls. Char was also a member of the Lions Club in Edwardsville, IL. She loved being outdoors canoeing
and swimming. Her greatest joy was spending time with her with family. Char 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.

Char is survived by her loving children, Deborah (Scott) Becker of Staunton, IL; William Baldwin of Granite City, IL and Kimberly Baldwin of Granite City, IL;
dear siblings, Charles “Skip” (Brenda) Parmley of Pontoon Beach, IL and Beverly Partney of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to Stephanie Becker, Steven
Becker, Madelein (Nick) Bowerman, Jaden Baldwin, Chakotay Baldwin and John Thrane; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Karla Frost officiating.

Private interment will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Memorial donations may be given to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

LaVerne Hoedebeck, 97 of O’Fallon, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Monday,
March 2, 2020 at Delmar Gardens in O’Fallon.

LaVerne was born on May 29, 1922 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late David and Verda (Miles) Gatlin. Before LaVerne started her family, she
began her working career at The Commonwealth and later on at Famous Barr’s Bridal Registry. LaVerne was a member of First United Presbyterian
Church in Granite City and a lifelong mom who adored taking care of her family. LaVerne will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special times
she shared with her family and friends.

LaVerne is survived by and will be missed by her children; Anita and Larry Frazier of St. Charles, MO, Marti and David Poertner of Brentwood, TN, Keith
Hoedebeck of Granite City, IL, Kevin and Gail Hoedebeck of Howell, MI; grandchildren, Patrick and Natalie Frazier, Lauren and Shawn Schnetzler, Joshua
Poertner and Bobbi Byrne, Brian Hoedebeck, Christine Harris, Julie Hoedebeck, Lanelle and Jere Heuer, Renae and Larry Voight, Ryan Hoedebeck; 12
great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Hoedebeck.

In celebration of LaVerne’s life, visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers
memorial donations are suggested to First United Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Ave. in Granite City.
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Charles Leo Speece, 60, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

He was born on December 22, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Tommy H. and Geraldine A. (Grill) Speece.

Charles was a Teamster for Local 600, a member of the Moose Lodge 272 in Granite City, IL and was a member of the National Guard. He worked for
several years as a florist for Willis Flowers in Granite City and Shermer’s Garden Shop in Madison, IL.

The loving father and grandfather is survived by a daughter, Casey (Jason) Tindall of Granite City, IL; 2 sons: Derek (Victoria) Speece of Collinsville, IL and
Charlie Speece of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren: Nicholas Speece, Anna Speece and Kaylee Burgess; a brother, Tommy (Carol) Speece of Glen Carbon,
IL and a sister, Irene (David) Schwierjohn of Granite City, IL.

Besides his parents, Charles is preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Speece.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Debra K. “Debby” Kelley, 65 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Rosewood Care
Center in Edwardsville.

Debby was born on August 31, 1954 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Benjamin O. and Charlene Ann (Skubish) Sanders. Debby worked for the
United States Army in Social Services and handled tuition and bookkeeping for Holy Family Parish where she was a member. She was the past president
of Holy Family PSA , a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. In her free time Debby enjoyed her
days of cooking and working crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Michael. Debby will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Debby is survived by and will be missed by her husband of 45 years; Brian Kelley; daughters, Amanda and Ken Atkins of Granite City, Libby and Brad
Lucas of St. Louis; grandson, Michael Atkins of Granite City; brother, Benjamin and Diane Sanders of Gurnee, IL; niece Jocelyn Sanders of Gurnee, IL and
many other close family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Debby’s life,
services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Father Jeff
Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Debby’s grandson, Michael for
his college tuition.
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Michael Stephen Barry, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home. Mike was born
on July 9, 1952 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Michael H. Barry and Ann H. (Topal) Barry.

Mike was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army with honor. On May 9, 1991, Mike married Janette Wallis, the love of
his life in Harrison, AR. He was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, IL. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a
cable repair technician after thirty years of dedicated service. Mike was a skilled woodworker who could build anything he put his mind to. He also enjoyed
fishing, golfing and was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Mike loved life, he loved to laugh, but most
of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a sister, Geri Alexander; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Catherine Wallis.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Janette Barry of Granite City, IL; loving daughter, Monica Beth (Matthew) Wilson of Sandy, UT; dear siblings, Joseph
(Mary) Barry of Florissant, MO and Joann Vaughn of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to Conan Michael Hunsaker, Alexander John Hunsaker and Jacob
Matthew Wilson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Private graveside services will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be given to Hope Lutheran Church or Wounded Warrior Project.

Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Edward Gene Massey, 84 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February
28, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

Edward was born on February 2, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late James and Edna (Wright) Massey Cherry. Edward was a truck driver for
Yellow Freight and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He loved his church and was a devoted member of Bethel Chapel in Granite City
where he was active in the bus ministry, driving a bus for the children getting them to church. In his free time, Edward loved to camp and spend time with
his family. Most of all he loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Edward is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Shirley (Kays) Massey, whom he married on November 8, 1958; his children, Linda and Bob Brimm
of Granite City, Pam and Brian Schuelke of Granite City, Brenda and Jeff Johnson of Goshen, IN, Melanie and Thad Wheeler of Mountain View, MO;
grandchildren, Matthew Brimm, Joshua Brimm, John Schuelke, Michelle Schuelke, Lauren Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Ruger Wheeler,
Remington Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Eberle Brimm, Boston Brimm, Wisteria Brimm, Siena Brimm, Arrigo Brimm, Wren Schuelke, Malina Westbrook
and several brothers and sisters.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Massey.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Edward’s life,
visitation will continue on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Chapel Pentecostal Church, 2445
Ohio Avenue in Granite City with Pastor David Brimm officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are
suggested to Sunset Hill Campground.
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Jason Ray Cundiff, age 41, of Pontoon Beach, IL, went to be with his mom on Thursday, February 27, 2020. He passed
away at St. Louis University Hospital from a brain aneurysm.

Jason was born on October 18, 1978 in Granite City, IL, a son of Johnnie Ray Cundiff and the late Deborah Lee (McGovern) Cundiff.

Jason worked at Cresent Park Corp as a inventory coordinator in Pontoon Beach, IL. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Blues, Cardinals and the Miami
Dolphins. Jason enjoyed playing darts and was a great bowler with twenty perfect games of three hundred. He loved going to the casino with his mom and
trying to beat his dad at pool. Jason was an organ donor and in his passing gave life to many people. He was blessed to have lived with his best friends
Travis and Misty Papp. Jason is a great young man who was loved by all. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his mother, Jason was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Gifford “Big Mac” and Joann McGovern and by his paternal
grandparents, Walter and Vivian Cundiff.

He is survived by his loving father, Johnnie Cundiff of Pontoon Beach, IL; many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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William David Robertson, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Tues. Feb. 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by
his family and friends.

He was born June 23, 1945 in Fulton, KY to the late William Anderson Robertson and Mary Dorothy (Latham) Robertson Scribner.

On July 17, 1965, he and Barbara Ann Kalips were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Robertson retired from Schnucks as a trailer mechanic.  He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the NRA, Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks
Unlimited.  He was The Champion Fish Catcher at Kinkaid Lake.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Felicia (David) Miller of Mitchell, IL and Wendy (Charles) Mosby of Edwardsville, IL; 6 grandchildren:
Steven, Eric, Apiffany, Melanie, Nicholas and Cheyenne; a brother: Jerry Michael (Candi) Scribner; a sister: Carolyn Jane (Jeff) Johnson of Collinsville, IL;
his longtime childhood friend: Harry (Diane) LaPointe of New Athens, IL; his “girlfriend”: Lisa Ann Kalips of Pontoon Beach, IL; and his beloved dog: Fisher.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: William David Robertson Jr.; and a brother: Charles Robertson.

He made a gift of his organs and tissues through Mid-America Transplant to help others.

The family will hold a service at a later date.
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Karen Sue Gray, 76 of Greenville, Illinois formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her
family on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Greenville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Greenville, Illinois.

Karen was born on August 8, 1943 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Stanley and Alma (Hedrick) Walk. Karen was a homemaker and mom who was
a former member of Central Christian Church in Granite City. Karen enjoyed her days of sewing, knitting and crocheting or being outside fishing. Her
greatest love was spending time with her family and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Karen is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Thomas T. Gray, whom she married on April 19, 1958; her children, Coleen and Pat Olson of
Edwardsville, IL, T.J. and Cheryl Gray of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Kera Olson, Brittani Riggins; special sister, Cathiann Barker Pace and many other
close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her daughter; Sharon Riggins.

In celebration of Karen’s life, visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor
Derrell Brame officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates. Memorial donations are
suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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James Lee Bronnbauer, 52, of Granite City, IL, passed away Fri. Feb. 21, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born Aug. 14, 1967 in Granite City to Bonnie (Wilson) Bronnbauer of Granite City and the late Richard Bronnbauer.

On May 13, 2006, he and Kimberly Renee Robinson were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

James was employed at Schnucks and had been with them for the last 33 years.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 2 daughters: Danielle (Anthony) Angleitner and Leasia (Richard) Swink; 2 granddaughters: Noella
Angleitner and Veronica Swink and was anxiously expecting a new grandchild; 5 siblings: Joey Bronnbauer, Mike Bronnbauer, Johnny (Lori) Bronnbauer,
Rose Carney and his twin brother, Tim Bronnbauer; and his in-laws: Don and Darlene, all of Granite City.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Eunice Roberta Wilkerson, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab.

Eunice was born on May 17, 1926 in Tyronza, AR, one of nine children to Dudley Gilford Hicks and Myrtis Leona Merrill Hicks. As a girl she worked in the
cotton fields and helped with chores. She graduated as salutatorian at Dyess High School in 1944.

After graduation Eunice moved north to work at Union Electric Company in St. Louis. She met Leslie Wilkerson at First Presbyterian Church in Madison, IL,
where they would be married on November 22, 1947. After apartment living in Madison and Granite City, they began building a new home in Pontoon
Beach, IL where she lived until 2014.

Eunice was active with the ladies Auxiliary of Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department where Les was a fireman. She was involved with church groups and
choir at the Presbyterian Church and later with the Sunday School class at Meadow Heights Baptist Church.

Eunice worked at General American Life Insurance Company in Medicare claims and later became a pharmacy technician at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in
Granite City. Eunice also worked in Tupperware sales and later was involved with various independent sales organizations.
Mom was often praying for others and singing old hymns with perfect memory. She even remembered several recitations from her childhood such as “The
Circuit Rider” and “Pa’s New Mitchell Car”.

An avid gardener and seamstress, she also enjoyed cooking delicious food including her famous date pinwheel cookies. She will be remembered for
keeping a positive attitude, seldom complaining, and sharing her bright smile. She loved her children, their spouses, the many grandkids and great grand
children, and all the many friends she met.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eunice was preceded in death by her siblings, Lillie Louise Lucas, Dorothy “Ruth” McDonald, Grace Mae
Singleton, Martha “Ann” Hicks, Helen Elizabeth Holland, Thomas Roy “Buck” Hicks, Benjamin Wallace Hicks and Herbert Daniel “Dan” Hicks.

She is survived by her loving children, George (Judy) Wilkerson of Bunker Hill, IL, Margaret (Victor) Gehling of Granite City, IL, and Thomas (Sarah)
Wilkerson of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and with one on the way; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. Visitation will
continue from 9:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia St. Collinsville, IL 62234.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Meadows Heights Baptist Church, Collinsville, IL, with Pastor Jim Robinson
and Pastor Robert Strong officiating. Eunice will be laid to rest next to Leslie at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Meadow Heights Baptist Church, 1498 Vandalia St. Collinsville, IL 62234. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel and church.
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Scott R. Hillmer, 63 of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Scott was born on August 2, 1956 in Granite City, Illinois. He was a Master Technician for Ameren Missouri and a member of the International Union of
Operating Engineers Local 148. Scott was a member of First Baptist Church Maryville. In his free time Scott enjoyed his days of buying and selling real
estate so he could rehab homes for resale. Scott loved fishing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Scott is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Sandra (Batey) Hillmer, whom he married on June 21, 1980; children, Clayton and Dana Hillmer of
Holts Summit, Missouri, Jason Hillmer of Granite City, Illinois, Emily and T.J. Gaylord of Maryville, Illinois; grandchildren, Eva Hillmer, Violet Gaylord, Sawyer
Gaylord, Lawson Gaylord; his mom, Sharon (Lentz) Hillmer of Granite City, Illinois; brother, Chris and Lisa Hillmer of Granite City, Illinois and numerous
other close family members and friends.

Visitation for Scott will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. In
celebration of Scott’s life services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hufty officiating. Burial will
follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Vision of Hope or Maryville Christian School.
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Gus Economy Jr., age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, February 20,
2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Gus was born in Granite City, IL, on July 3, 1943, a son of the late Gus Ekonomou and Mary (Markovich) Ekonomou.

On August 29, 1961, Gus married Jolene Kleb, the love of his life in Greenville, IL. He retired from Olin Corporation as a tool and die maker after many
years of dedicated service. Gus never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing,
camping, cooking and playing a round of golf. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Gus 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, Gus was preceded in death by four siblings, Michael Economy, Julie Barnes, Mary Ann Moore and Sam Economy.

Gus is survived by his devoted wife, Jolene Economy of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Christine (Gary) Cosby of Granite City, IL and Babette (Don) Cox
of Collinsville, IL; dear brother, Andrew (Debi) Economy of Madison, IL; proud grandfather to Derrick and Dylan Cox, Dustin (Amanda) Murphy of Troy, IL,
Ashley (Ken) Storck of Okawville, IL, Tara (Chris) Glynn of Collinsville, IL and Rachel (Austin) Henry of Granite City, IL; proud great-grandfather to Haley,
Hannah, Beckett and Addison Murphy, Aaron and Tyler Storck, Kynzi, Elaina and Elizabeth Glynn; proud great-great-grandfather to Carter and Sirus Murphy;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Mike Rayson officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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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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