Kerwin Glenn Hoffman, 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Fri. Nov. 27, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.


He was born June 20, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to the late Roy & Catherine (Otts) Hoffman.

He married Mary Ann Jordan Oct. 14, 1977.  She survives in Granite City.

Kerwin was a welder and carpenter and owned his own construction company.  He played Santa and the Easter Bunny throughout the area and had his own
Santa house in Madison, IL.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Deana (Raymond) Reeves of Granite City and Stephanie Mueller of St. Louis; 2 sons: Kerwin Hoffman
Jr. and Timothy Hoffman of MO; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Terry (Betty) Hoffman of St. Louis and Danny Otts of MO; and a sister:
Sharon (Sam) Africano of St. Peters, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Roger Hoffman and Jimmy Hoffman Sr.; and a sister: Cathy Middleton.

Services are private.
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Scott James Maxwell, 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away Tues. Nov. 24, 2020 in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 15, 1958 in Granite City to the late James Gerald and Patricia Joyce (Howland) Maxwell.

On Sept. 15, 1996, he and Angela Faye Greene were married in Edwardsville, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

Scott loved fishing and was a member of Bethesda Baptist and the VFW.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Courtney (Jack) Augustine of Redbud, IL; 3 sons: Brady Maxwell of St. Louis, MO, Brandon (Lauren)
Greene of Pontoon Beach, IL and Camron Maxwell of Collinsville, IL; 4 grandchildren: Daphne Pitts, Gabriel Greene, Abel Augustine and Jayden Greene; 2
sisters: Connie (Frank) Crook of Holiday Shores, IL and Gayla Maxwell of Granite City; and a brother: Eric Maxwell of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Seley and brother, Todd Maxwell.

Services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions and burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Irene P. San Souci, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Granite
Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

She was born October 20, 1924 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Marcello Martinez and the late Jessie Castello.

She married Thomas F. San Souci on May 10, 1953 in Piggott, Arkansas and he passed away on January 31, 2005.

Irene was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of gardening, working with ceramics and painting. She
loved to shop and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Philip Alvarado of Granite City; a brother, Norman Martinez of Granite City; two sisters, Jennie Alvarado of Granite City and Theresa
Kannady of St. Peters, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Alfred Castello, Anthony Castello, Mary Castello, Joseph
Martinez, Michael Martinez and Larry Martinez.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, December 7, 2020
with Father Stephen Thompson officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Christi Kim Clark, 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:11 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born November 11, 1956 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Albert Lester and Thelma (Dykes) Skelly.

She married Ronald E. Clark on May 6, 1977 in Granite City and he survives.

Christi had worked at the Grand Café, Kmart and Shop-n-Save for several years prior to her 20 years of service with Wells Fargo Advisors. She was a 1974
graduate of Madison High School, a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and the Juanita Rebekah Lodge #477 in Granite City. She had a
special love of music and enjoyed singing with the Master’s Voice Choir in Granite City and enjoyed her service with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
throughout the years. She also enjoyed her days of line dancing and bowling.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Mary Clark of Godfrey; a daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Dan
Glon of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jack Glon, Izabel Gernigin-Miller, Katie Clark, Sam Clark, Mia Clark and Josie Clark; a sister and brother-in-
law, Leslie and Jerry Respondek; a sister-in-law, Sharon Fedora; five nephews; Steven Fedora, Jerry L. Respondek, Roger Respondek, Lester Respondek,
Jay Respondek; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kelly Jo Clark and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Katie Clark.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.

A public mobile memorial service will be held at Irwin Chapel on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

A private burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

The Clark family requests that all in attendance adhere to the social distancing and facial covering precautions.

Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Roger James “Jim” Lindsay, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away and went to be with his Lord and Savior at 3:03 p.m.
on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born February 21, 1938 in Granite City, a son of the late Eugene and Muriel L. (Wolfe) Lindsay.

He married Barbara (McWhorter) Lindsay on August 20, 1960 in Granite City and she passed away on May 17, 1996. He later married Carol Ann (Maynard)
on June 25, 1999 at Calvary Life Church and she survives.

He had worked as an accountant for much of his career along with his grandfather at M.H. Wolfe Construction in Granite City.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City where he had served as a Deacon and Board member for 60 years. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 21 years, he is survived by two children and their spouses, Terry and Starla Lindsay of Granite City and Jennifer and Mark
Siebert of Granite City; five grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsay and Larry Walters, Lauren and Tim Welch, Leah and Wesley Short, Brittney and Justin
Morton and Shaun Lindsay; two great grandchildren, Olivia Welch and Kaylene Morton; a brother and sister-in-law, L.E. and Helen Lindsay of Edwardsville;
other extended family, his church family and many friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bethany Lindsay and a brother, Jack Lindsay.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Calvary Life Church in Granite City on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church.
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William “Bill” Edward Kuenkler, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home with
his loving family by his side. Bill was born on August 2, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Rudolph Otto Kuenkler
and Ann Pauline (Hayes) Kuenkler.

Bill was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On May 20, 1967, Bill married Margaret Jones, the love of his life in
Granite City, IL. Bill retired from the Department of Defense as a Contract Specialist after many years of dedicated service. He was an outdoorsman and in
his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Bill loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Crews.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-three years, Margaret Kuenkler of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Eric Kuenkler and Justin Kuenkler both of Granite City,
IL; dear sisters, Janice (Jerry) Malone of Edwardsville, IL and Carol (Robert) Soehnlin of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Blake, Austin, Cody, Dylan and
Kiersten; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

You may watch the service by live stream at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, on his tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.

Bill will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with full military honors conducted by the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Disabled American Veterans or Vietnam Veteran of America. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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James R. “Chip” Mersinger, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri on
Thursday, November 26, 2020.

He was born March 22, 1947 in Granite City, the son of the late James C. and Pauline P. (Revak) Mersinger.

He married Barbara J. (Fox) Mersinger on March 21, 1987 at Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a weigher record clerk.

Chip was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Maryville where he was on the counting committee and a former longtime member of Calvary Baptist
Church where he had served many years as the treasurer and sound technician.

He was a proud member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #835 and served as a Shriner with the Ainad Shriners of East St. Louis. He also was a member
of the Edwardsville Sportsman’s Club and always enjoyed cooking. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many
close friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 33 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Lisa Mersinger of Edwardsville; a step-daughter
and step-son-in-law, April and Brent Nelson of Zion; grandchildren, Reese and Max Mersinger; step-grandchildren, Brandon, Blake and Brody Nelson; step-
great-grandchildren, Madison and Brayden; father-in-law, Joseph Fox of Patterson, Missouri; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Deborah and Lonnie
Dye of Serena and Janet and Mike Matchett of Montville, New Jersey; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his aunt, Ethel “Dolly” Bauer and his mother-in-law, Lorene Fox.

In celebration of his life, a drive through visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 3:00 p.
m. until 4:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at First Baptist Church in Maryville on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with
Reverend Dr. Tom Hufty officiating.

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

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Maryville or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Marceline Williams, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her home. Marceline was
born on November 3, 1938 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Amos Klekamp and Dorothea (Jung) Klekamp.

Marceline worked at Granite City North as an English teacher for many years. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends. Marceline
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Marceline was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Williams on June 23, 1985; and by a sister, Janet Spalding.

Marceline is survived by two children she raised as her own since infancy, Sean Dusky of Texas and Kara Dusky of Granite City, IL; siblings, Linda (Jesse)
Wense of Granite City, IL and Richard (Paula) Klekamp of Bethalto, IL; brother-in-law, Ken Spalding of Granite City, IL; proud ma ma to Kayla Hubbard of
Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Marceline 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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Lewis “Tony” Anthony Gray, age 64, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville, IL. Tony was born on August 21, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late George Gray and Rita (Carson)
Morris.

On December 29, 1978, Tony married Terry Hawkins, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Tony was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother and a friend to
many. He retired as a millwright from Granite City Steel. Tony was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and gardening. He was also an avid reader, a
talented wood carver and crafter. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Tony loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family and
spending time with his grandkids. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tony is survived by his devoted wife, Terry Gray of Glen Carbon, IL; loving children, Nathan (Morgan) Gray of Edwardsville, IL and Sarah (Alex) Ratkewicz of
Edwardsville, IL; dear sister, Bev (Brian) Dorney of Plano, TX; proud grandfather to Samantha, Landon, Lincoln, Charlotte, Isabel and one on the way in April;
extended family and many friends.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Scleroderma Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Michael Joseph Andria, 72, of Edwardsville, IL died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
IL.

He was born on January 9, 1948 in Granite City, IL to Clement and Alma nee:  Nemeth Andria.

Michael was a lifelong resident of Granite City, IL.  He was a member of STS Cyril & Methody Church in Granite City, IL.  Michael enjoyed reading and trivia.  
He was a trivia buff who belonged to a trivia group.  Michael enjoyed cooking and was a chef for a time prior to working for the St. Louis Special School
District.

The loving father is survived by a son, Mikail Andria of Collinsville, IL; 2 sisters:  Kathleen Andria of Fairview Heights, IL and Victoria Siers of Granite City, IL; 2
nieces:  Michelle Conkovich of Glen Carbon, IL and Christine Cornett of Granite City, IL and a nephew, Mark Siers of St. Louis, MO.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Donna Lou Laswell (Spike), 60, of Granite City, IL earned her eternal reward on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on April 7, 1960 in Granite City, IL to Arthur Ernest and Ruth Elenora nee:  Mefford Laswell.

Donna was of the Pentecostal faith.  Churches she attended were Epiphany in St. Louis, MO, Light of Love Fellowship in St. Louis and was a founding
member of IMPACT 365 Church in Pontoon Beach, IL.    She was a partner at Maker’s Market in Glen Carbon, IL and her interests include sports, playing
pool, being around people , collecting rocks and eagle watching at Chain of Rocks bridge.  Donna worked for Artic Dairy in St. Louis, MO as a plant manager
and also worked for Ces & Judy Catering in St. Louis.

Donna is survived by  a brother, Lynn (Jane) Laswell of St. Charles, IL and 2 sisters:  Jeanette Ligouri of Carmel Valley, CA and Laura Laswell of Granite City,
IL; 5 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 great nieces, and 2 great nephews.  Also surviving is Pastor Lenny Johnson, who was like an adopted son to Donna and his
partner, Ryan Hildebrand; Lenny and Ryan’s children:  Karmyne “Boo”, Kameron, Marseanne, Kieran, Jayden, Andre and Armond; special friend, Dolores
and her special cat, Precious.

Besides her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her grandparents and brother in law, Vince Ligouri.

The family would to thank BJC Hospice and Julie Leneave.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Mary D. McKinnon, age 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Wesley Village in Macomb,
IL. Mary was born on June 1, 1926 in Springfield, IL, a daughter of the late Estia Brown and Sophia (Voss) Brown.

On March 23, 1945, Mary Brown and Dorse “Mac” McKinnon were married in San Diego, CA and Mac passed away on July 23, 2014. Mary was a loving
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She was also a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Mary was a
member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a 50 year member of the Mitchell Bunco Club. She served in the war effort at the Granite City
Army Depot and her and her husband were well known business owners in the Granite City area. Mary 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, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Richard McKinnon and by her siblings, Donald Brown, Doris Brown and Rita
Wideman.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Cynthia Martin and Peggy “Peg” McKinnon both of Mitchell, IL; proud grandmother to Dr. Amy (Matthias) Waschull of
Macomb, IL and Stacy Martin of Plymouth, IL; proud great-grandmother to Dallas (Randallynn) Norman, Cecelia Norman, Keir Sullivan and Mack Waschull;
brother, William Brown; dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of McDonough County.
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John W. Daley, 82 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Christian Hospital
Northeast in St. Louis.

John was born on April 26, 1938 in Vandalia, Illinois; the son of the late Herbert and Alberta Hoxsey. John was a machinist for J.K. Pulley in St. Louis and
proudly served his country in the United States Army. John was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1308 in Alton, Illinois and in his free time John enjoyed
spending time with his family and friends.

John is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Lisa and Kevin Randall of Granite City; his grandchildren, Xander Randall and Katherine Randall
both of Granite City.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his life companion, Sylvia Barnes and all of his brothers and sisters.

John wanted to be cremated and have a private family memorial at a later date.
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Connie Kay Stevens, 80 of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

Connie was born on March 26, 1940 in Campbell, MO; the daughter of the late Joe and Zetta (Wilson) Whitehead. Connie was a hotel manager for the Pevely
Motel in Pevely, Missouri and was a well known outdoors woman who enjoyed fishing and all of nature. She was a huge St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan
and loved playing the slot machines. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids. Connie will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Connie is survived by and will be missed by her son; Stephen (Shirley) Collier of Bonne Terre, MO; daughter, Tami (Jim) Perez of Crest Hill, IL; daughter-in-
law, Theresa Collier of Hillsboro, MO; grandchildren, Kassandra Morris, Zachary Morris, Natoshia Collier, Chandra Collier, Stephen Collier Jr., Heather
Honer, Mendy Schlater, Joshua Collier, Jason Collier; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Hinton and Joann Shrum and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her son; John Collier; great-grandson, Grayson Morris; brothers, Alfred, Vernon, Raymond, Pete,
Homer, Ralph; sister, Mae.

In celebration of Connie’s life, a private family service is being planned for a later date.
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Patricia Charlene Eichacker, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at
Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, Missouri.

She was born April 9, 1958 in East St. Louis, a daughter of Patricia A. (Hines) Brewer of Pontoon Beach and the late Charles Clifford Brewer.

She attended Gracepoint Pentecostal Church in Granite City for many years and enjoyed the simple things of life. She cherished her small circle of family
and friends and enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee.

In addition to her beloved mother, she is survived by three sons, David (Samantha) Eichacker Jr. of North Carolina, Charles (Gwen) Eichacker of Virginia and
Michael Eichacker of Granite City; four grandchildren, Haley, Jennifer, Alex and Josh; a sister, Debbie (Kenny) Barron of Pontoon Beach; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Reester and a sister, Veronica Nenninger.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 with Reverend T.L.
Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ricky J. Collison, 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tues. Nov. 17, 202 at home with family, friends and his
beloved dog, Lucy at his side.

He was born Aug. 15, 1944 in Winchester, IL to the late Latmere and Ethel (Collison) Martin.

He shared 51 years of life with Bonnie Turner and they were married in 1983.  She survives in Granite City.

Ricky owned and operated Independent Tankerman out of Hartford, IL for nearly 30 years.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in East Alton for
25 years.   He enjoyed playing guitar, watching sports, reading his bible, helping other people and fellowship with Select Friends of Bill W.

In addition to his wife Bonnie, he is survived by 2 children: Angela (Mike) Masters of Granite City and Ricky (Jeanne) Collison of Granite City ; 11
grandchildren:  Jesse, Jordan, Joshua and Jason Masters, Danielle Carpenter all of Granite City, Trista Turner Christy of Union, MO, Eric Blankenlaker of
Granite City, G.D. Natasha Brandy, Josh and Justin Melton of Granite City; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters: Dr. Ruth Booker of Shreveport, LA, Dr. Peggy
Rice of Muncie, IN, Melissa Hammond of Alexandria, VA, Malinda Deer of Benton, AR and Marie Perry of Hoffman Estates, IL; Aunts: Leacie King and Edith
Kennedy of Winchester, IL and Sue Milliken of Greensboro, NC; in-laws: Tony Turner, Tammy Utz, Mary Brown and Rosemary Hildreth of Granite City; and
special friends: Jerry Jackson of Granite City, Mike Booten of East Alton and Larry Hatfield of Roxana, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death bya son: Mike Turner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests to reach out and help others in need in honor of Ricky.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Jackie June Sparks, 88, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

She was born on May 1, 1932 in Granite City, IL to Charles Edward and Ruby nee:  Boyd Barker.

Jackie married Donald Sparks in Piggot, Arkansas and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Her interests include sewing, knitting, painting and praying.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by a daughter, Beverly Crider of Granite City, IL; 2 sons:  James Sparks of Granite City, IL and Daniel Sparks
of St. Louis, MO; 10 grandchildren and a sister, Frances “Cookie” Grooms of Granite City, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, Jackie is preceded in death by 2 sons:  Michael Sparks and John Sparks; 2 brothers:  Raymond Barker and George
Barker and a sister, Jimmie Gancheff.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Sandra J. Fisher, 78 of Granite City, Illinois, born April 10,1942 in Granite City Illinois, passed away Thursday November 12,
2020 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Fisher,a son David Knepper and her parents Sant and Mary née Kreckovich, Guiroff. Sandra is survived by
her sister Karla Keel, children Kellie (Doc) Morgan Of Mitchell, Illinois, Cathie (Jerry Wayne) Atkinson of Atkins Arkansas, Stacie (Bridger) Fisher of Mitchell,
Illinois; step daughter and husband, Tina and Bob Barker. She was a proud grandmother of eight grandchildren Michael Jacob Knepper, Elizabeth McKenzie
Knepper, Nicholas Cole Knepper, Paul (Stephanie) Knepper, Christopher ( Andrea) Kuna, Brandy Wisher, Jessica Kuna, and Gary (Chelsea) Dudek; five
great grandchildren; Maddox Knepper, Logan Kuna, Brynn Dudek, Charlotte Curless, Demi Jo Arvantis and nieces Debbie (Foschiatti) Keel, Lisa (Matt)
Shemwell and David (Kim) Keel.
In celebration of Sandra’s life a private family service is being planned for a later date.
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Dennis Raymond Crable, 69 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

Dennis was born on July 9, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Ralph E. and Virginia M. (Wilson) Crable. Dennis was a well known talented
musician who loved music and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He had attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Granite City
and proudly served his country in the United States Army and just loved to spend time with his family. Dennis will be remembered for his good natured
personality and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Dennis is survived by and will be missed by his children; Dallas and Catrina Crable of Dupo, IL, Cindy and Scott McCoy of Granite City, IL, Shona and Kelly
Conner of Rockport, TX and Daniel Sites; grandchildren, Bethanay Crable, Xander Crable, Brandon Pocklington, Hunter Edwards, Krystal Crable, Kirstie
Crable, Robert Whitehead, Chelsea Brown, Rachell Cook, Larry Cook; great-grandchildren, Autumn Cook, Brandon Cook, Chad Hackworth, Kambree Wood,
Weston Crable, Jayston Moore, Mateo Brown; special niece, Lucy and Jeff Whittaker; step-sister, Deborah Young; sister-in-law, Mary Lemmons and
numerous other special nieces, nephews and close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother; Ed Crable and his sisters, Kimberly Dye and Christine and her husband Keith Rutter.

In celebration of Dennis’s life, a family gathering with food and music is being planned after Dennis is laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in
St. Louis with full military rites.
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Kathleen M. Offt, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Granite Nursing
and Rehab in Granite City, Illinois.

She was born March 11, 1957 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Edward and Shirley (Potillo) Lane.

She married Ronald R. Offt Sr. on May 6, 1977 in Granite City and he passed away on August 8, 2006.

Kathleen retired from the United States government after 30 years of dedicated service as a secretary.

She was a faithful and devoted member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and Job’s Daughters. She loved playing the piano and
singing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Paulette Lane of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Offt Jr. and Brandilynn of St. Louis;
a daughter, Jennifer Offt and fiancé, William White of Granite City; a grandson, Maxwell Offt of St. Louis; other extended family and friends.

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

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

Memorials may be made to The HIKE fund, Inc. (Hearing Improvement Kid’s Endowment) through Job’s Daughters International, 530 Elliott Street, Council
Bluffs, IA 51503, online at thehikefund.org and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Irene Jesse Groves, 98, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:42 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born November 6, 1922 in Granite City, a daughter of the late James and Rosa Nagy.

She was a loving homemaker who cherished tending to her family and home. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Holy Family
Catholic Church in Granite City and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold O. Groves; a sister, Helen Doroghazi and three brothers,
James, Andy and Louie Nagy.

She is survived by a son, Harold Groves of Collinsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Larry Dillard of Granite City; three grandchildren and spouses,
Megan Groves, Vanessa and Damon Mellinger and Jason and Kelly Dillard; three great grandchildren, Shelby Mellinger, Damon Mellinger Jr. and Colton
Dillard; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City at 1:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or as Masses.
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Joyce Ann Crable, age 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

Joyce was born on October 15, 1951 in Bonne Terre, MO, a daughter of the late Donald Dillard and Peggy (Malloy) Dillard.

Joyce was a loving sister, aunt, great-aunt, girlfriend and a friend to many. She was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the piano and violin. Joyce
never met a stranger and she was always willing to lend a helping hand. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving siblings, Jane Dillard of Granite City, IL, Wade (Debra) Dillard of Ironton, MO and Kevin (Debbie) Dillard of Arnold, MO; proud
aunt to Lisa (Nick) Steele, Andrea (Eric Jordan) Dillard, Brian (Melinda) Dillard and Jake Dillard; boyfriend, Michael Swank of Granite City, IL; many great-
nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Ida M. Gragg, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Stearns Nursing
and Rehab in Granite City.

She was born May 30, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was a loving homemaker and devout Catholic whom lived her life spreading the love of God to others.

She was a devoted member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was a member of The Ladies Sodality and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She
volunteered with many church activities and cherished her days visiting and taking communion to those in the care centers.

Ida enjoyed nature, taking walks, reading and writing and will be remembered for the love and special times she shared with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Gragg who passed away on December 26, 2003, her parents, Frieda and Leo Felhauer, a sister, Joan
Laske and two brothers, Leo and Donald Felhauer.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Rich Gragg of Granite City, Kathi Nenninger of Granite City, Patty and George Jackson of Granite City,
Susan and Jeff Zgonia of Granite City and Gary and Laura Gragg of St. Louis; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a brother, Jim Felhauer; other
extended family and many friends.

A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, November 20, 2020 with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as
celebrant. Private burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and in her honor and memory, please visit those in care centers and the elderly.

The family of Ida wishes to thank the staff of Stearns Nursing and Rehab for the years of loving care shown to their mother.
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Dolores “Dee” Sanders, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

Dee was born on August 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA, a daughter of the late Charles Joseph Montoya and Susie (Jarmillo) Hawkins.

On August 9, 1952, Dee married Robert Sanders, the love of her life in Granite City, IL, and Robert passed away on December 14, 2015. Dee retired as a
cafeteria worker from Granite City High School in 1980 after many years of dedicated service. She was a past member of PTA, former Girl Scout Den Mother,
Eagles Lodge #1126 and Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary in Granite City, IL. She also volunteered for Tri-City Area Association for the handicap and
was secretary for Thursday Senior Bowling League. Dee enjoyed bowling and taking City Park trips. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and
babysitting her grandkids and great-grandkids. Dee loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving children, Kathleen (Barry) Gauen, Gary (Nelda) Sanders, Donna (Gary) Penrod and Dale (Michelle) Sanders; dear brother, Frank
(Jean) Hawkins; proud grandmother to Rick (Amy) Gauen, Mark Gauen, Shannon Heisler, Vikki (Lee) Whitefoot, Heather (Tim) Connolly, Hillary (Mike) Staph,
Bryan (Corina) Sanders, Ryan (Bethany) Penrod, Derek Penrod, Leanna (Larry) Meyer, Josh (Brooke) Sanders and Alicia (Jared) Jacobs; nineteen great-
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite
City, IL, with Pastor Derrell Brame officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Tri-City Area Association for the Handicap or American Cancer Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral
chapel.
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Laurie L. (Price) Soto, 49 of Granite City, Illinois passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

Laurie was born on September 11, 1971 in Alton, Illinois and was a computer processer for U.S. Bank for 13 years and had worked for Gateway Regional
Medical Center as an emergency room receptionist. She had attended Unity Baptist Church and in her free time Laurie enjoyed making jewelry, painting and
was a well known talented musician. Laurie loved all animals and was affectionately known as the “Ellie Mae Clampett” of critters. Most of all Laurie loved to
spend time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Laurie is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Robert “Bobby” Soto, whom she married on June 12, 2014; her mom, Verna (Bailey) Price of
Granite City; son and fiance’, Robert Scott Soto and Sunda Cavanagh of Alton, IL; grandchildren, Chase, Bentley, Vanessa and husband William, Zachary, D.
J., Saline; great-grandchild, Rosalie.

Laurie was preceded in death by her dad, Ralph Price and her brother, David Price.
In celebration of Laurie’s life, a private visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 with funeral services to follow at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City with Pastor Gary Cook officiating. Memorial donations are suggested to the family of Laurie.
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Weldon Bruce Angelo, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:55 p.m. on Fri. Nov. 13, 2020, at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Oct. 23, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, to the late Vito and Pansy “Pat” (Potts) Angelo.

On Apr. 6, 1964, he and Gertrud Lehmpfuhl were married in Frankfurt, Germany.  Gerti survives in Granite City.

Mr. Angelo was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a police officer and later retired from auto sales.  He loved to fish, golf, play cards, and eat butterscotch candy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Tanya (George Mard) Angelo of St. Louis, MO; a son: Jeff (Tara) Angelo of Des Moines, IA; 2
grandchildren: Kayla (Chris) Reed and Logan Angelo; 3 great-grandchildren: Haylee, Bentley, and Grayson; a niece: Michele Angelo; and a nephew: Michael
Angelo.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Allen Angelo.

Burial will be private with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Charles Ernest Bryant, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:21 a.m. Fri. Nov. 13, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born Aug.4, 1946 in Granite City to the late Charles Ernest & Bernadine Louise (Henn) Bryant Sr.

Charles owned and operated a lawn care company and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

He is survived by a brother: Howard Bryant of Granite City.

No services are scheduled.
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Sharon L. Saltsgaver, 82, of Granite City, IL, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center,
Granite City, IL.

She was born On August 27, 1938 in Granite City, IL to Virgil Copeland and Ora nee: Hopkins

Sharon married Bobby Saltsgaver on  August 13, 1955 in New Albany, Indiana

Sharon  worked as a waitress at Bowland Bowling Alley and attended Holy Family Church in Granite City, IL

In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Robin ( Paul ) Kwiatkowski of Maryville, IL; a  son: Russell (Debra) Saltsgaver  of Pontoon Beach, IL;
4 grandchildren: Adam (Erica) Saltsgaver, Bryan Kwiatkowski, Jennifer (Steve) Peach and Katie ( Brian ) Knecht: 4 great-grandchildren: Leah Saltsgaver,
Evan Saltsgaver, Brendan Peach, and Carter Peach.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Serelda Pasley.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Patricia Ann French, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1026 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her daughter’s
home in Warrenton, Missouri.

She was born March 18, 1931 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late John Sherman and Sadie Mae (Harrington) Millsap.

She married John O. French Jr. on March 1, 1958 in Madison, Illinois and he passed away on November 15, 1972.

She was a longtime member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City and a true fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She enjoyed her days of crocheting
and sewing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Andy Miofsky of Glen Carbon and Jennifer and Larry Hale of Warrenton, Missouri; four
grandchildren Emily (Markanthony) Martinez, Nicholas Miofsky, William Hale and Thomas Hale; a great grandson, Carson Miofsky; a sister, Judith S. Millsap
of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Marie French and three brothers, Donald G. Millsap,
Richard D. Millsap and Danny C. Millsap.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00
a.m.

A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Carbon City Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Loving Hands Hospice, 605 East Main Street, Warrenton, Missouri 63383 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Helen K. Dunham, 78, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home.

She was born on November 10, 1941 in Granite City, IL to Otis and Helen nee:  Chastain Wiley.

Helen married Robert “Bob” Ray Dunham in Granite City, IL on February 15, 1962.  He precedes her in death.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by 2 sons, Robert Ray (Darlene) Dunham and Michael Wayne Dunham of Granite City, IL; 7 grandchildren;
15 great grandchildren and 2 sisters,  Kathrine Endicott of AR, and Ivy Wiley of Belleville .

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, Andrew Wiley and Richard Wiley; two sisters, Diane McKinney and Janice Wiley and
grandson, Tony White.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions private services will be held at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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John Joseph Hinkle, 73, of Granite City passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Autumn Meadows in Cahokia.  

He was born January 6, 1947 in Granite City.  John served his country in the United States Navy.

He is survived by a daughter Tina Thomas of Pontoon Beach; son, Billy Hinkle of Granite City; siblings, Mack Darnell, James Dean and Jodeen Hinkle all of
Texas and ex-wife, Dottie Hinson of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorene Fraley and Jewel Hinkle.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions private service will be held at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  Burial will take place at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Mary Ella Weldon, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home.

She was born July 3, 1932 in Naylor, Missouri, a daughter of the late Andrew and Iva Pearl Duff.

She married A.C. Weldon on May 27, 1950 in Osceola, Arkansas and he passed away on August 21, 1991.

She was a barmaid at Lenny’s in Granite City with 28 years of great memories and friends.

She enjoyed her days of fishing, enjoyed flowers and was always ready to socialize and have a great time with friends and family. She will be remembered
for the love and special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Weldon of Granite City, Illinois; four daughters, Mary (Sam) Borgman of Mountain View, Missouri, Janice (Billie) McKee of
Plainview, Illinois, Joan (Brian) Moesner of Oldfield, Missouri and Deborah Jo (Dewayne) Elam of Vandalia, Illinois; thirty-three grandchildren; forty-four great
grandchildren; seventeen great-great grandchildren; a sister, Diane Jones of Fairdealing, Missouri; a brother, John (Barbara) Duff of Granite City; special
friend and companion, Nancy Peters of Granite City, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, A.C. Weldon Jr. and Jackie Lynn Weldon; a great grandson, Slayton
Roth McGowan; a brother, Neal Duff and three sisters, Winifred Bailey, Velma Wilson and Pauline Lewis.

In celebration of her life, a graveside service will be held at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Weldon family or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard Cobb “Dick” Oliver, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:26 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 18, 1929 in Attica, Indiana, a son of the late John Clinton Oliver Sr. and Clarice (Cobb) Oliver and grew up in St. Louis County,
Missouri.

He married the love of his life, Doris A. (Dauster) Oliver on April 19, 1952 at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Creve Coeur and she survives.

Dick had a lifelong career in confectionary sales working with Nabisco for 27 years, later working with Singer and Associates for 20 years until his retirement.
He then worked part-time with Southern Illinois Sales for over 15 years.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a faithful and dedicated member of St. John United Church of
Christ in Granite City since 1957. He had served two terms as President of the Church Council, served as an usher throughout the years, member of the
Church Brotherhood and served on many boards and committees. Dick had served on the St. John Cemetery Board, sang with the Barbershop Quartet,
served as an officer with the Creve Coeur Country Club, volunteered with the Melvin Price Lock and Dam in Alton with over 1000 volunteer hours. He was also
a member of the St. Louis Ambassadors, American Legion in Collinsville and St. John Bowling League and was a Creve Coeur Squire.

He was well known for his skill as an auctioneer and was a talented harmonica player. He had a love of trains and enjoyed his days of playing golf, fishing,
camping and hunting. He enjoyed traveling with his family and proudly made it to 50 states and several countries throughout the years. He was fun loving
and always trying to help others. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to this beloved wife of 68 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Richard Oliver Sr. and Lisa of Granite City; a daughter Diane L.
(Oliver) Maher of Granite City; a grandson and his wife, David Richard Oliver Jr. and Andrea of Granite City; two great grandchildren, Lilly and Dale Oliver of
Granite City; a sister-in-law, Betty Pritchett of Troy, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Marge and Vallee "Butch" Dierberg; four brothers and two sisters-in-law,
infant William Oliver, Robert C. Oliver and Dorothy, John Oliver Jr. and Ken Oliver and Maureen.

In celebration of his life, a public drive-through visitation will be on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A private visitation and
funeral service will follow with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

You may watch the service at 12:00 noon on his tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.

Burial with military honors will be at St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery in Creve Coeur.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Judith Irene Free, 76, of Granite City, IL died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Granite Nursing & Rehab Center in
Granite City, IL.

She was born on July 21, 1944 in Granite City, IL to Floyd Cochran and Beulah nee: Medlin Massey.

Judith married George Free in Granite City, IL on August 14, 1971. He preceded her in death in 2001.

The loving mother and grandmother retired from Walgreens after 15 years of service. She enjoyed puzzles and word search games. Judith loved her family
and friends and they were her hobbies. She was a mom and grandma to everyone.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra (Kurt) Kimbro of Granite City, IL; 3 sons: Kenneth (Devonna) Rozell of Granite City, George Free of Granite City, IL and
William Rozell of Granite City, IL; 11 grandchildren: Tyler Free, Travis Free, Kurt Kimbro, Dane Kimbro, Sarah Kimbro, Ryan Rozell, Nicholas Rozell, Joshua
Rozell, Aimee Hern, Kelsey Arosemena and Lanelle Heuer and many great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, Judith is preceded in death by a brother, a grandchild, Emily Rozell and 2 sisters: Jean McDaniel and Charlotte
Daughtery.
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Barbara Jo  Baucom, 84, of Heavener, OK, passed away at 11:06 p.m. Tues. Oct. 27, 2020 at her grandson’s home in
Granite City, IL.

She was born Oct. 5, 1936 in Keota, OK to the late Sidney Marion and Lona (Christenberry) Lawson.

Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren and cooking.  She is survived by 2 daughters: Karen Martin Kee of Amarillo, TX and Paula Fleck of OK; a
son: Keith Martin of Heavener, OK; a step-son: Virgil Baucom of KY; grandchildren: Steven Baucom, Terry Warren, Amy Andress Melissa Martin, Erik
Sisneros, Zachary Martin, Kari Eddins, Edward Fleck, Brandon Fleck, Daniel Baucom and Heather Snowden; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren; a sister: Jeannie; and a brother: Jack.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James Dennis Baucom; a step-daughter: Mary Ann Baucom Hearn; and siblings:
Jane, Edith, Pearl, Bonnie, Jim, Toby and Jake.  Services are private.
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Charlene Marie Parker, 39, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Fri. Oct. 30, 2020 at Barnes Siteman Cancer Center
in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Mar. 24, 1981 in St. Louis, MO to Richard Rehmus of Granite City and the late Carolyn (Johnson) Rehmus.

Charlene loved to spend her time socializing with family and friends.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a son: Andrew Parker; 2 daughters: Brittney and Courtney; a sister: Camille Johnson; and her step-mother: Beth
Rehmus all of Granite City.

Services are private.
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Corwin ”Carl”  Clark, 65, of Granite City passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in
Granite City.  

He was born November 2, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Fred and Patricia (nee: Drischel ) Clark.  Carl enjoyed fishing, playing pool, auctions and playing
practical jokes.

He is survived by his daughter, Trish Petrosky of Edwardsville; son, Earl (Angela) Clark of Granite City; eight grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kimberly Tat, Griffin
and Calista Petrosky and Destiny, Melanie, Isabelle and Lacey Clark; brother, Freddie Clark of TX and Debbie Harrison of FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Vickie Alexander and a brother, David Clark.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Helen “Tiny” Hayden, age 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. Tiny was born on
November 23, 1953 in Granite City, IL.

On April 26, 1994, Tiny married Jim Hayden in Maryville, IL. Tiny was a proud homemaker who loved spending time with her family. Tiny loved life, she loved
to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and cherished her grandchildren whom she was very proud of. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William LeRoy Young and Ruby Genevive (Massengill) Smith; stepfather, Bill Smith; and by two brothers, John
Young and Billy Jean Young.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Jim Hayden of Granite City, IL; loving children, Travis McGovern of Granite City, IL and Shannon McGovern of
Shelbyville, IN; dear siblings, Linda (Michael) Bilbrey, Lonnie (Kelly) Smith, Evelyn (Charlie) Venarski and Beverly Roos; proud grandmother to Montana
Thursby and Aeden McGovern; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of Helen’s life, a private graveside service will be held at Summersville City Cemetery in Summersville, MO.
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Mary T. Greco, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Illinois at 2:37 a.m. on Thursday,
November 5, 2020.

She was born June 6, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Frank and Lenore (Zollizi) Lucido.

She married Anthony J. Greco on September 8, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on May 3, 2001.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and member of the Daughters of Isabella. Mary enjoyed her days of bowling, camping,
playing bingo and trips to the casino. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Gene Copper of Mitchell, Terry and Tim Loyet of Mitchell and Pat and John Moore of Mitchell; a
son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Debbie Greco of Edwardsville; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and
Don Ernst of St. Charles, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christy and a sister and brother-in-law, Francis and Roy
Stuart.

In celebration of her life, a public drive through visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 11:00
a.m. until 12:00 noon.

A private family graveside service will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Association or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marian B. Cavins, 89 of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Marian was born on July 7, 1931 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Schall) Kish. Marian was a real estate agent and broker for Bailey
Realty and had a special love for her cats and dogs. In her free time Marian enjoyed her days of spending time with her family and she will be remembered
for all the special times they shared together.

Marian is survived by and will be missed by her children; Diana and Donald Elliott of Galena, IL, Deborah and Ken Gordon of Houston, TX, Tina Richardson
of California, Timothy Cavins and special friend Linda Dean of Granite City, IL, Mary Parker of Granite City, IL, Craig and Jennifer Cavins of Washington, DC;
grandchildren, Jennifer Page, Katherine and Nick Ulch, Kimberly Speece and fiancé Lester White, Zachary Cavins, Jake Cavins, Brooke Cavins, Holly
Trantham; great-granddaughter, Hope Ulch. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care they gave
our mom.

In addition to her parents, Marian was preceded in death by her husband; Harold Cavins and her sister, Helen Byttner.

In celebration of Marian’s life a family service is being planned for a later date.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Louis Dachshund Rescue, Partners for Pets, Metro East Humane Society or Heartland Hospice.
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Phillip F. Szymarek, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born May 31, 1926 in Hunter, Missouri, a son of the late Ernest and Thelma (Oren) Szymarek.

He married Jacqueline “Jackie” (Montague) Szymarek on April 12, 1952 in East St. Louis and she passed away on February 15, 2014.

He was the owner and operator of P&S Amusement with over 50 years of service as a coin operator, electronics repairman and clock technician.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-cities Council #1013,
Eagles Aerie #1126, V.F.W. Post, Moose Lodge and Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and was a private pilot
and ham operator and enjoyed playing bingo.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Pritchet of Granite City; grandchildren, Ryan Szymarek, Gabe Szymarek and Jackie Wofford; great grandchildren, Tyler
Szymarek, Matthew Browning, Hunter McReynolds, Kameryn Emmerich and Westyn Wofford; sisters-in-law, Susan Blackshere of Granite City and Sandra
Coleman of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Phillip A. Szymarek and a daughter, Patricia Szymarek.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial gathering and service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 7,
2020. Father Donald Wolford will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Granite City APA or to Masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Haroian, 98, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 at Meridian Village in Glen
Carbon where she resided since 2012. Prior to moving to Glen Carbon, Mary lived for 60 years in Granite City, Illinois.

The daughter of Armenian immigrants, Mary, along with her twin brother, the late Harry Derderian, were born on August 24, 1922 in Highland Park (Detroit),
Michigan to the late Ohannes (John) Derderian and the late Vartouhi (Rose) Bezirjian.

Mary loved music and swimming. She was an accomplished pianist and studied voice at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City. After graduating
from Highland Park High School, Mary worked for the Social Security Administration in Detroit. Mary met her future husband, the late Vasken “Buck” Haroian
of Granite City when her job brought her to St. Louis, Missouri to attend training classes.

Mary and “Buck” were married in Detroit on July 6, 1952. They made their home in Granite City. Mary continued working for the Social Security Administration
at the East St. Louis, Illinois office. Mary was a very active member of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City where she was
the organist for over 50 years. She was a member of the church Ladies Guild, the church Mr. and Mrs. Club and the church Board of Trustees. She
volunteered at the church community center BINGO’s Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Mary is survived by two children, Michael Haroian of Edwardsville, Illinois and Rosemary Haroian of Douglas, Wyoming. She is also survived by two
grandchildren, Melanie Haroian of Edwardsville and Stephen Haroian of Manhattan, New York. Also surviving is her daughter-in-law, Janet Haroian of
Edwardsville, who held a very special place in Mary’s heart. Mary was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, sister-in-law and a niece. She is survived by
sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 1014 W Pontoon Road, Granite City, Illinois Friday, November 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. immediately
followed by a Wake. Mary’s funeral service will be held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church on Saturday, November 7 at 10 a.m. Burial
will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Edwardsville. For everyone’s health and safety, COVID protocols will be enforced at the church on both occasions
(face masks, social distancing, etc.). Mary loved bright colors. Please help us celebrate her life by wearing colorful attire.

Memorials may be made to St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City.
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Marie Virginia “Peila” Stein, 91 , of Granite City, passed away peacefully at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL on October
30,2020.

She was born September 14, 1929 to the late Joseph Peila Sr. and the late Clara “Thomas” Peila in Collinsville.

On March 24, 1951 she married Eugene Vernon Stein who preceded her in death on October 2, 1991.

Growing up Marie was quite the “Tomboy” and acquired the nickname Butch. In her younger years she played softball, golfed and bowled. In her later years
she loved playing Bingo, watching Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune.

Marie was preceded in death by her son Bradley Joe Stein, her brother, Joseph Peila Jr. and her sister Beulah Ann McMillin.

Marie is survived by her Daughters: Jackie J. Stein of Pontoon Beach, IL, Debra A. (William) French of Chesterfield, MO and Sandy S. (Patrick) Becker of
Pontoon Beach, IL. Grandchildren: D. Todd (Megan) Cuvar of Bunker Hill, IL, Amanda (Dereck) Smith of Granite City, IL, Jessica (Kris) Bergen of Littleton, CO
and Dustin (Kaitlin) Becker of Granite City, IL. Great Grandchildren: Madelynn, Elizabeth and Matthew Cuvar, Dylan, Abigail and Henry Smith, Penelope and
Jude Bergen and Hayleigh Becker. Niece, Linda Lou (John) Idoll, Nephew, Mike McMillin and Great Niece, Holly Ameis.

There will be no funeral or Memorial Services as Marie gifted her body to SLU.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to any charity that helps needy families or animals.
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Clyde David Martin Jr., 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 a.m. Wed. Oct. 28, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’
Fallon, IL.

He was born Nov. 1, 1942 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late Clyde David & Dorothy (Ziegler) Martin Sr.

On June 30, 1973, he and Rosemarie Stief were married in Venice, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

Clyde had been the Yard Clerk for Terminal Railroad Association for 39 years and was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  He was a member of Little Brushy
Missionary Baptist Church in Wappapello, MO.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Angela Martin of Granite City; 2 sons: David Martin of Granite City and Christopher (Karie) Martin of VA; 5
grandchildren; 3 brothers: Jerry Lee (Barbara) Martin of ID, Donald James Martin of Poplar Bluff, MO and Ronald Ray (Dawn) Martin of Edwardsville, IL; 3
sisters: Gloria Jean Barr of ID, Brenda Elaine (Jerry) Christian of Wappapello, MO and Mary A. (Sam) Bass of Granite City; and many nieces, nephews and
friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Leroy York.

Services are private.
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Matthew G. Foreshee, 28, of Granite City passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 in California.  

He was born August 26, 1993 in Granite City, IL.  Matt enjoyed listening to pop music and loved motorcycles.

He is survived by his mother, Angela (Ladarcus) (nee: Copleand) Harris of Granite City; father, Donald Dennis Jr; two brothers, William (Amanda) Foreshee
of Granite City and Michael Cardin of Collinsville; two, sisters, Deanna Cardin of Granite City and Britney Foreshee of Granite City; grandmother, Adriana
Copeland of Granite City, uncle, Lemarcus Harris of Granite City and Sammy Cardin, Jr who was like a father to Matthew.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Copeland; sister, Deanna Parson and two cousins, Haylee Robertson and Jessica Bevins.

Pending services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to Wojstrom Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
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Delores I. Metcalf, 89 of Granite City, IL, passed away on October 22, 2020 at 8:47 p.m., at her home surrounded by her
loving family.

She was born November 25, 1930 in Granite City, IL. Delores owned Plaza Furniture and Edwards Street Trading center and loved spending time with her
daughters, Vicki and Darla.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emmet Viessman and Bertha Ilene nee Easley Hedrick and her loving husband Henry Metcalf who died on July
14, 2015, and one brother Michael Viessman. She is survived by two daughters Vicki (Gregory) Nighohossian of Granite City, IL and Darla Maples of Alton, IL.

In lieu of flowers; memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Wayne Eugene Shanafelt, age 83, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Kinmundy, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 28,
2020 at his home.

Wayne was born on November 24, 1936 in Kinmundy, IL, a son of the late Earl Clarence Shanafelt and Dolly Elizabeth (Perry) Shanafelt.

On March 30, 1957, Wayne married Barbara Louise Doolen, the love of his life in Kinmundy, IL. Wayne retired as store manager from Napa Auto Parts Store
in Farina, IL, after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of Alma United Methodist Church in Alma, IL. Wayne enjoyed going to church and
helping with the annual apple butter cook out at the church. However, his passion was fishing. Wayne was a skilled fisherman who enjoyed catching,
cleaning, cooking and giving away the cooked fish to his family and friends. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to
anyone. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Wayne 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, Wayne was preceded in death by one brother, Hugo Shanafelt; and by three sisters, Eilene Hoagland, Delores Tolliver and
Imogene Parker.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-three years, Barbara Shanafelt of Granite City, IL; loving children, Ron (Shari) Shanafelt of Granite City, IL and Meri
Jo Shanafelt of St. Peters, MO; dear siblings, Bernie Shreffler of Salem, IL, Larry (Carolyn) Shanafelt of Kinmundy, IL and Linda (Bill) Stein of Carlyle, IL; proud
grandfather to Jan (Corinne) Shanafelt of Puyallup, WA and Shannon Shanafelt of Puyallup, WA; proud great-grandfather to Zachery and Carter Shanafelt;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Doolen Cemetery in Kinmundy, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Doolen Cemetery or to Alma United Methodist Church.
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Mary A. Atchley, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:18 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at her home.

She was born February 10, 1949 in Granite City, a daughter of the late William and Marcella (Batson) Krauskopf.

She married Terry R. Atchley on August 5, 1967 in Granite City and he survives.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker and enjoyed working with crafts. She cherished her grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 53 years, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Kathy Atchley of Alton, Illinois, Jeffrey and
Cristie Atchley of Lindell, Texas and Jacob and Angie Atchley of Wood River; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Atchley and Anthony Johnson of Elkville,
Illinois; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Eli, Axel, Mikalia, Ethan, Allison and Isaiah; a sister, Janet Williams of Granite City, Illinois; a brother, Michael Krauskopf
of Shelbyville, Illinois; a niece, Stacie; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William “Billy” Krauskopf.

In celebration of her life, a private memorial visitation and service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Monday, November 2, 2020 with Reverend Bill
Hale officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dolores M. “Dolly” Durell, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:34 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born December 21, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Trotts) Young.

She married Frank E. Durell Sr. in Granite City in 1950 and he passed away on March 6, 2002.

She retired from AT&T after 40 years of dedicated service as a group chief manager.

Dolly loved music and enjoyed dancing and loved planting in her flower gardens and had a green thumb. She had a love of nature and enjoyed watching the
birds. She enjoyed her days with her Weight Watcher friends. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Karen Durell of Granite City, Nancy and Michael Koch of Waterloo, Rhonda and David DeWitt of
Granite City, Angela and Steven Shrum of Columbia and Kristina and Brian Johnson of Granite City; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Dickerson Durell of Granite
City and Sandra Smith of St. Jacob; twenty-four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Billie Young of Collinsville; two brothers-in-law, Willie
Clark of Fredericktown, Missouri and Rev. Tom Laufer of Nebraska; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Frank E. Durell Jr.; two brothers, Henry Young and Ronald Young, two
sisters, Winnie Clark and Shirley Norris and a sister-in-law, Patricia Laufer.

In accordance to family wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services are scheduled.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or support your local animal shelter for Dolly’s love for animals.
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William “Pete” D. Burroughs Sr., age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Pete retired from American Steel after many years of dedicated service. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Sharleville; and by two sons, Mark and Bill Burroughs.

Pete is survived by two sons, Ricky (Theresa) Burroughs and Mike Burroughs; extended family and friends.

Pete requested to be cremated and to have no formal services.
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Brenda Sue Roberts, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born March 9, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Vincent) Childers.

She married Richard “Craig” Roberts on June 5, 1971 in Granite City and he survives.

She had worked at Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis for several years and had also served as a manager with Little Caesars in Granite City.

Brenda had a love of music, enjoyed singing, loved God and was devoted to her family. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Daleana and Richard Wylde of Granite City; three grandsons, Jared,
Shawn and Brendan Wylde of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Judith White and Evelyn Bates and an infant brother.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, October 29,
2020 with Reverend Dan Duff officiating.

Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lisa M. Dellamano, 54 of Nashville, TN formerly of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Nashville.

Lisa was born on September 16, 1966 in Granite City and was formerly a graphic artist for the River Front Times. Lisa was a former member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City and in her free time she enjoyed her days of art work and painting and spending time with her family and friends. Lisa will be
remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Lisa is survived by and will be missed by her children; Deanne Dellamano of Crestview, FL, Gillian and TJ Widmer of Ft. Bliss, TX, Gwendolyn Goddard of
Crestview, FL; mom, Janice (Konarcik) Willaredt of Granite City, IL; siblings, Richard P. Willaredt of Granite City, IL, Amy and Tom Miller of Bloomington, IL,
Alan and Christa Willaredt of Granite City, IL, Vincent and Julie Willaredt of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Ethan Clark and Rylee Widmer.

Lisa was preceded in death by her dad, Richard A. Willaredt.

In celebration of Lisa’s life, visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Alfred
Tumwesigye officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorial donations are suggested to Masses.
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Edward Glennon Whaley age 92, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020
at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, IL.

Edward was born on May 30, 1928 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank Whaley and Elizabeth (Boyer) Whaley.

Edward was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On August 6, 1951, Edward married Marie Irene Shambro, the
love of his life at St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice, IL. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Edward started his career
working at A.O. Smith in Granite City, IL. After working there for twenty-five years, Edward went to work and retired as a Navy civilian from the quality control
department at Boeing in St. Louis, MO. Edward enjoyed traveling the United States and the world with Marie. He also enjoyed archery, golfing and playing
tennis. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Edward 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, Edward was preceded in death by his siblings, James Whaley Sr., Charles Whaley, Melvin Whaley, George Whaley, Mary Hornback
and Loretta Stanfill.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-nine years, Marie Whaley of Glen Carbon, IL; loving children, Lynn (Paul) Wuebbels of St. Louis, MO, Marc (Lynne)
Whaley of Palm Springs, CA, Michael (Jane) Whaley of Branson, MO, George (Karen) Whaley of Highland, IL and Joseph (Theresa) Whaley of Las Vegas,
NV; proud grandfather to eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church,
2606 Washington Avenue, Granite City, IL, with a memorial mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steven Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice, www.vitas.com. Donations will be accepted at the church.
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John O. Metz, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Cedarhurst of
Granite City.

He was born October 7, 1924 in Roaring Springs, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Omer and Belva (Snowberger) Metz.

He married Anne M. (Mooshegian) Metz on August 12, 1950 and she passed away on July 23, 1995.

He was a retired electrician and had worked for General Steel and the Army Corp of Engineers.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army and was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church. John enjoyed his days of gardening
and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Mary K. Metz of Edwardsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Anne and John Crowson of Naples,
Florida; two grandchildren and a spouse, Kristin Crowson and Matthew and Kate Metz; two great grandchildren, Zachary and Benjamin Metz; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and George Metz.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 12:00 noon until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Niehaus Heady Karnes, 63, of Benld, IL, passed away at 11:19 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020 in Benld.

She was born May 11, 1957 and was a daughter of the late Richard & Zella (Holman) Niehaus Sr.

Cindy had been a manager for Hit-N-Run and loved to spend time with her grandchildren and granddogs.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Jackie (David) King of Benld and Joann Ousley of Gillespie, IL; 6 grandchildren: Timothy Heady, Brittany Ousley, Brian
Aphayavong, Kyle Kottman, Stephanie King and Dawson King; adopted grandchildren: Blake Lorenzo, Destiny and Clinton Boswell; 2 brothers: Jeffrey
(Sharon) Niehaus of Lake of the Ozarks, MO and Richard (Rena) Niehaus Jr. of Granite City, IL; 2 sisters: Rhonda Skalak of Joliet, IL and Laura (Charlie
Aaron) Peach of Granite City; aunts and uncles: Gary & Joyce Holman, Barb (Don) Mullen, Shirley Holman and Pat Niehaus; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter:  Jamie Aphayavong; 2 brothers: Chris and Robert Niehaus; and her former husband:
Jim Heady.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Services are private through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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John L. Watson, 75, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

He was born on July 18, 1945 in Lake Charles, LA to Roy and Ada Marie nee: Kelly Watson.

John married Cathy Wentzel in Granite City, IL on March 11, 2011.

The U.S. Army veteran was a member of The VFW in Glen Carbon, IL where he served as chaplain. John was a truck driver and he enjoyed fishing and
spending time with family and friends.

Besides his wife, John is survived by 6 daughters: Tracey, Melissa (Jason) Collins of Glen Carbon, IL, Stacie Watson of Glen Carbon, IL, Amber (Colt)
Benson of Brookesmith TX, Jennifer Watson of Sulphur, LA and April Watson of Granite City, IL; a son, Mark Landry of Granite City, IL; 13 grandchildren and a
brother, Roy (Tina) Watson of Hannibal, MO.

John is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, ”Charlie Bear” Collins; 3 brothers: David Liggett, Jack Watson and Timothy Watson, Sr and a sister,
Elizabeth Liggett.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.

Services are private
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Marline Venable, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her home with her loving family
by her side. Marline was born on August 6, 1936 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Albert Lee and Mary Elizabeth
(Skaggs) Lee.

On February 9, 1952, Marline Lee married Odis G. Venable, the love of her life and Odis passed away on October 8, 2009. Marline was a loving mother,
sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of and
spending time with her family. Marline enjoyed her many trips to Vegas with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo and trying her luck at the slot
machines. Her greatest joy was her family, whom she loved dearly. Marline will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marline was preceded in death by a son, Odis Venable Jr; and by her sisters and brothers.

She is survived by her loving children, Darlene Dagon of Pontoon Beach, IL, Debbie Hendrickson of Granite City, IL, Billy Venable of Granite City, IL, Mary
(John) Huddleston of Shreveport, LA, Betty (Stephen Luna) Venable of Granite City, IL and Joann (Joe) Muyleart of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to
seventeen grandchildren and many great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private memorial visitation and memorial service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL, with Bro. Sherman Smith officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Elaine K. Grzesk, 84 of Collinsville, IL formerly of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at
her home.

Elaine was born on October 4, 1936 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Steven and Mary (Sarich) Nemeth. Elaine worked in human resources at AAFES
at Scott Air Force Base, retiring in 2010 and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. In her free time Elaine enjoyed her days spending
time with family and friends and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Elaine is survived by and will be missed by her brother, John and Jean Nemeth of Granite City, IL; nephews, Steven Nemeth, Mike Fineshriber, Mark
Fineshriber, Greg Nemeth; nieces, Laura Grote, Lori McGovern and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Grzesk; her brother, George Nemeth and sister, Janet Fineshriber.

In celebration of Elaine’s life, a private visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with
Fr. Steven Thompson officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial
donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A. or Masses.
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Marie Lisson, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:47 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Riverside Rehab and
Healthcare in Alton, Illinois.

She was born June 10, 1921 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late John and Rose (Mayo) Brennan.

She married Joseph H. Perigan in 1938 in Granite City. She later married Julian F. "Duke" Lisson on June 21, 1956 in Granite City and he passed away on
March 31, 2013.

She had worked for Kroger Supermarkets with many years of service as a clerk. She was a graduate of Patricia Stevens College of Modeling in St. Louis.
She was a faithful member of Church of God, a Worldwide Association. Marie cherished her grandchildren, enjoyed her days of cooking, baking, sewing and
gardening and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Rosemarie Brown of Granite City, Joyce Mayer of Florida, Joe and Cheryl Perigan of Granite City, Randy
and Sherrie Lisson of Granite City and Toby and Jeff Schmidt of Staunton; eleven grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to both husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Donald Jones; sons-in-law, Dan Brown
and Bill Mayer and four sisters, Eileen Kingsley, Theresa Naylor, Anne Porter and Mary Chambers.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 with Elder Matt
Zollner officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Loretta M. Worthen, 86 of Mitchell, IL Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

Loretta was born on October 30, 1933 in Mitchell, IL; the daughter of the late Leslie Joseph and Emily (LaRose) Jones. Loretta was a secretary at Reinhold &
Gardner and a lifelong homemaker and mom who always took care of her family. Loretta will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she
shared with her family and friends.

Loretta is survived by and will be missed by her husband of 65 years, John Worthen, whom she married on August 9, 1955; sons; Wayne and Kathy Worthen
of Granite City, Rick and Donna Worthen of Granite City; grandchildren; Eric and Caitlin Worthen, Sarah and David Hecht, Stephanie and Michael Koishor,
Christopher and Megan Worthen; great-grandchildren, Ben Worthen, Miles Worthen, Scarlett Hecht, Cameron Hecht; sister, Violet Clifton; brother-in-law, Bill
Wiegand and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Wiegand and her brother-in-law, Bob Clifton.

In celebration of Loretta’s life, a private visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 with funeral services to follow at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the
American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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Renee L. Wolf, 65 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:32 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at SSM Health Saint Louis
University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Renee was born on January 1, 1955 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Renee worked at Magellan Health in Maryland Heights as a mail room supervisor.
She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan who loved spending time with her family and friends, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, going on “Bitch
Trips” as well as trying to find the next relic in yard sales. Renee will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared.

Renee is survived by and will be missed by her son; Damon and Rose Wolf of Granite City; daughter, Tanya Kennedy and her fiance’ Jeff Miller of Granite
City; sisters, Nyla Snyder and Lisa and Bobby Sanders; brothers, Kevin and Debbie Stahlschmidt, Craig Stahlschmidt, Kyle and Kim Stahlschmidt;
grandchildren, Mackenzie Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Maddii Manning, Allison Miller, Angeline Miller and many other close family members and friends.

Renee was preceded in death by her parents; Norbert and Virdeen (Mackenberg) Stahlschmidt and her brother, Daryl Stahlschmidt.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Renee’s life, services will be held on
Monday, October 19, 2020 at the funeral home with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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John L. Watson, 75, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

He was born on July 18, 1945 in Lake Charles, LA to Roy and Ada Marie nee: Kelly Watson.

John married Cathy Wentzel in Granite City, IL on March 11, 2011.

The U.S. Army veteran was a member of The VFW in Glen Carbon, IL where he served as chaplain. John was a truck driver and he enjoyed fishing and
spending time with family and friends.

Besides his wife, John is survived by 6 daughters: Tracey, Melissa (Jason) Collins of Glen Carbon, IL, Stacie Watson of Glen Carbon, IL, Amber (Colt)
Benson of Brookesmith TX, Jennifer Watson of Sulphur, LA and April Watson of Granite City, IL; a son, Mark Landry of Granite City, IL; 13 grandchildren and a
brother, Roy (Tina) Watson of Hannibal, MO.

John is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, ”Charlie Bear” Collins; 3 brothers: David Liggett, Jack Watson and Timothy Watson, Sr and a sister,
Elizabeth Liggett.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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James Michael Williams, 70, of Granite City passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home.  

He was born November 21, 1949 in East St. Louis.  James served his country in the United States Army and in civil service at Scott Airforce Base.  He was a
member of American Legion Post 784.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelly Arena; son, John Williams; three grandchildren, Raven Krul, Katelynn Taylor and John Michael Williams II and sister,
Marsha Ponder.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Michael Williams; mother, Lina Mae (nee: Witcher) Williams) and a sister, Jacky Cunningham.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Ricky Lynn Parks, 62, of Granite City passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020.  He was born February 20, 1958 Granite City,
IL.  

In his free time, he enjoyed watching baseball.

He is survived by his brother, Roger (Nanette Boyer) Parks of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Dorothy (Cripps) Park.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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James “Voyle” Rushing, 66, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City, IL.

He was born on September 3, 1954 in Granite City, IL to James Earl and Eurell nee: Smith Rushing.

Voyle married Carla Robinson on May 11, 1974 in Granite City, IL.

The loving husband and father retired from Granite City Steel after 43 years of service in 2015. He was a member of City Temple in Granite City and he
enjoyed playing the guitar, barbecuing and woodworking.

Besides his wife, Voyle is survived by a daughter, Jaime (Jeff) Klee of Granite City, IL; a son, Brandon (Fable) Rushing of Granite City, IL; 5 grandchildren:
Benjamen Klee, Jacob Klee, Whitney Klee, Samuel Klee and Oliver Rushing; a brother, Duane (Tammy) Rushing of OK and 2 sisters: Deborah (Brian) Crow
of TX and Cheryl (Steve) Phillips of Granite City, IL.

Voyle is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Danny Bone and a sister, Donna Mitchell.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

The family will hold a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at City Temple Church on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.
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Laura C. Cheatham, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:41 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born August 24, 1936 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Bertha (Ward) Sykes.

She married Reverend Walter Jones in 1983 and he passed away in 2002. She later married Ray Cheatham in 2004 and he survives.

She was a devoted and loving homemaker and drove a school bus with the Granite City School District for many years. Laura attends New Creation
Fellowship in Mitchell and enjoyed her years of ministry with her previous husband. She will be remembered for the love and special times she shared with
her family and friends.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, David and Linda Stenitzer of Florida, Gary and Linda Stenitzer of Granite City, Pam and George Gamel of
Festus, Missouri and Tim Stenitzer of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several step-children and step-grandchildren; a sister, Edna
Canter of Granite City; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy VanWinkle; a sister, Mabel Parker and three brothers,
James, Harlan and Carl Sykes.

In celebration of her life, a drive thru visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9,
2020 followed by a private visitation and funeral service with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to New Creation Fellowship and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Fred “Frank” Edward Werner, Jr., age 90, of Pacific, Missouri, formerly of Pontoon Beach, Illinois and Okeechobee,
Florida, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home with family surrounding him.

Ed was born November 7, 1929 to the late Fred Edward and Estea (Smith) Werner, Sr. in Granite City, Illinois.

He was a funeral director and embalmer for fifty nine and a half years and a Madison County Coroner for thirty-two years.

Ed was a lifetime member of VFW- Okeechobee, Florida and a longtime member of the Moose Lodge 272-Granite City, Illinois. Ed was a member of the
Pentecostals of St. Louis and the Pentecostals of Okeechobee, Florida. Ed proudly served our country in The United States Air Force and served during the
Korean War. Ed began bicycling at the tender age of 88 and rode over 2000 miles. A special thanks to our friend, his caretaker and fellow rider, Mary Johnson.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann (Holbrook) Werner; son, John Leslie Werner; son-in-law, Eddie Garner; two
brothers, Walter and Perry Werner; one sister, Hedy Droege.

Ed is survived by seven children, Karen Garner, Fred (Yahn) Edward Werner, III, Phillip (Kris) Werner, Timothy Werner, Susie Paula Dauksha, Michelle
Werner, and Stephanie (Thomas) Roesslein; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Werner; sixteen amazing grandchildren; sixteen wonderful great-grandchildren;
sisters-in-law, Roberta Werner, Esther Gillespie, Edna (Bob) Battles; one brother-in-law, Bill (Fran) Holbrook several nieces, nephews, cousins and many
friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 2pm until service time of 4 pm at the Pentecostals of St. Louis 400 W 4th Street, Eureka, MO
63025.

An inturnment will be held 10 am Monday, October 12, 2020 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors. Face
masks are mandatory at the church and cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shared Blessings 518 Grove St. Bonne Terre, MO 63628.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.
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Lifelong resident of Granite City Herbert Johnston, passed away at 97 over the weekend.

He was a retiree from Granite City Steel, proprietor of Johnston's Used Furniture and a WW II veteran airman.

Final services will be at Sunset Hills. Visitation will be this Friday 11:00am till 1:00pm with a graveside funeral at 1:15pm.

Sunset Hills cemetery - 50 Fountain Drive, Glen Carbon, IL. 62034
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Rebecca “Becka” Donnell (Stroud) Thompson was received in heaven on October 3, 2020 by her father Jack Stroud and
the many family and friends who have gone before her.

She left her journey here on earth in the comfort and peace of her home in Granite City, IL. As she left for heaven, Rebecca was surrounded in love and
support by her mother, her long time companion, her children, and grandchildren.

Rebecca was born December 29, 1964 the older of two daughters to the late Jack and Myrtle “Becky” Stroud.  Rebecca was a Graduate of Camp Point
Central High School. She continued her education earning her nursing degree from John Wood Community College. Rebecca was a nurse at the Illinois
Veterans Home of Quincy, IL until the time of her retirement.

Rebecca loved big and she loved fiercely, never meeting a stranger. She was a friend to all and truly enjoyed helping everyone that she could. Rebecca never
left anyone out. She was passionate about family and had a way of making each family member feel special. Rebecca was known as a second mom to
many as she was always mothering and caring for others. Her greatest joy was being a mother to her 6 children and a grandmother to her 33 grand and
great grandchildren. Rebecca never failed to tell her family how proud she was of them or brag to anyone that would listen about her kids and grandkids. She
would always say to her children “I love you to the moon and back, you will be my baby til you’re 80.” She truly loved celebrating the holidays and birthdays.
She always went the extra mile to make her kids and grandkids feel special on these occasions, as well as, decorating, gifting, and cooking special meals.
Rebecca loved shopping and was always on the hunt for the next big bargain. She could never pass up a good deal or sale. She enjoyed yard work, flowers,
and crafting. Rebecca would encourage her loved ones to know God always puts you where you are supposed to be. She would encourage her survivors to
celebrate the life she lived rather than mourn her loss. “Pay it forward,” with acts of kindness in her honor.

Rebecca is survived by her loving mother Myrtle “Becky” Stroud of Mesquite, NV. Her longtime companion and soul mate Andrew “Tobi” Tobias of Granite
City, IL. Her absolute pride and joy, her 6 children Gary “Skreech” Thompson of Warsaw, IL, Jason Thompson (Amanda) of Phoenix, AZ, Valerie Vahle
(Robert) of Mesquite, NV, Sabrina Vahle (Michael) of Granite City, IL, Cheyanne Flynn (Craig) of Camp Point, IL, Cody Stroud (Ashley) of Quincy, IL. Her only
sibling, her little “sisser” Jackie Reynolds (Adam) of Mesquite, NV. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren: Desiree, Alexandria, Caleb, Kailey, Ameria,
Anden, Terran, Liam, Craig, Tori, Hunter, Veronica, Phoenix, Dawson, Davin, Kiovonni, Malia, Kellen, Jaxx, Deandre, Ericka, Cayden, Bella, Ava, Madison,
Braedan, Addalyn, as well as, 4 great-grandchildren: Arianna, Makila, Aleeyah, and Monse. Rebecca is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Olyvia
(Reidel), Jazmyn, Abbey (Joshua), Drake (Jasmine) all of Nevada, as well as her, great nieces and nephews: Reidel Jr., Landon, Analiah, Delilah, Elijah,
Bradley, and Zayden. In addition Rebecca is survived by her aunts Donelle Conaway, Mary Hicks, and uncle Rex Hicks (Toni), as well as numerous cousins
and friends.

Rebecca was welcomed to heaven by her father Jack Stroud. There is no doubt the first thing she did was sit down in the finest rocking chair heaven offers
and rock her two grandsons Donovin and William and hold those sweet little baby toes in her hands. She was also welcomed by her bonus daughter Angela
Carver, grandparents Arley and Polly Stroud, Ralph Hicks, Doris Petro, uncles Jack, Larry, and Roy Hicks, Gene Conaway, and aunts Bonnie and Connie
Hicks. In addition she was also welcomed by her faithful fur “daughter,” her dog Lucy who died peacefully in her sleep of a broken heart the day before
Rebecca went to heaven.

Per Rebecca’s wishes a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Davin Vahle, Caleb Goings, Dawson Bryant, Craig Thompson, and Kellen Meyer

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center (STL), St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald
House or a charity of donor’s choice.
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Courtaise O. Thompson, 37, passed away Sat. Sept. 26, 2020 in Granite City, IL.

She was born Sept. 14, 1983 in Van Buren, AR to the late Esther (Brown) Thompson-Hartman and Jerry Thompson.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Natasha, Samantha and Michelle; 2 sons: Stephen and Aaron; 2 brothers: Steve Brown of Smithton, IL and Jerry Hagler of
West Plains, MO; and 2 sisters: Jennifer Clark of Wood River, IL and Berta Perez of Highland, IL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Thompson.

The family will hold a private burial service at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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Rev. David Lee Duffield, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at DePaul Hospital in
Bridgeton, MO. David was born on November 17, 1947 in Chanute, KS, a son of the late Emery and Flossie Mae (McDaniel)
Duffield.

On July 30, 1967, David married Eileen Elkins, the love of his life in Collinsville, IL. David was a faithful member of New Rivers Assembly of God in Maryville,
IL. He was mentored by Pastor Dee Lynn of River of Life Assembly of God in Worden, IL and by Pastor Kevin Wilson of New Rivers Assembly of God in
Maryville, IL. He retired as a supervisor from Granite City Steel in 2003 after thirty-six years of dedicated service. David was a Green Bay Packers fan and he
enjoyed woodworking, gardening, hunting, fishing, boating and water skiing. His greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with
his family. David 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, David was preceded in death by his brothers, Leslie and Loren Duffield.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-three years, Eileen Duffield of Granite City, IL; loving children, Bob (Tina) Duffield of Granite City, IL, Jarrod (Lorraine)
Duffield of Las Vegas, NV and Jessica Duffield of Redlands, CA; proud grandfather to Joshua, Matthew, Sean, Zachary, Arwen, Aiden and Abram; proud great-
grandfather to Max; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at New Rivers Assembly of God in Maryville, IL, with
Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to New Rivers Assembly of God, 2620 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Morley Eugene “Gene” Thomas, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home. Gene was
born on September 23, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Milo E. Thomas and Mary M. (Groaning) Thomas.

On September 30, 1950, Gene married Naomi Hollis, the love of his life at First Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. Gene was a faithful member of GC First
Assembly of God in Granite City, IL. He retired as a carpenter from Local 633 after many years of dedicated service. Gene loved working as a carpenter and
he could build anything he put his mind to. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. Gene enjoyed cooking, baking,
collecting baseball cards, recycling and making wood crafts. His greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with his family. Gene
will be remembered for the love and support he gave his family.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Mills; two sisters, Margaret Williams and Betty Barunica; and by one brother,
Jack Thomas.

He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Naomi Thomas of Granite city, IL; loving son, William (Tammy) Thomas of Granite City, IL; dear siblings,
Edgar (Carolyn) Thomas of Granite City, IL, Dorothy Spicer of Granite City, IL, Mauri Dickey of Las Vegas, NV, Carol (Russ) Blomquist of Theodore, AL and
Charles Thomas of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Robert (Kim) Orahood of Granite City, IL, Sheri (Charlie) Hackethal of Granite City, IL, Angie (Justin
Nurre) Thomas of Los Angeles, CA and Patrick Thomas of Los Angeles, CA; proud great-grandfather to Jennifer, Robyn, Corey, Conner and Zeke; proud
great-great-grandfather to Nathaniel; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020 at GC First Assembly of God, 2317 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at GC First Assembly of God, with Pastor Rich Smallie and
Pastor Stacey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to GC First Assembly of God. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Perry L. Bridges, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at his home. Perry was born on
December 9, 1943 in Paragould, AR, a son of the late Thurman Bridges and Mae Ruth (Gilbert) Bridges.

On December 9, 1995, Perry married Pat Smart, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Perry was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-
grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He started working as a young boy picking cotton in Arkansas. He retired from Wonder Bakery as a maintenance
engineer after many years of dedicated service. Perry was a CB radio fan and his CB name was Crawdad. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan
and he enjoyed fishing, boating, going to casinos and auctions. His greatest joy was the special times he shared with his family. Perry will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved him.

Perry is survived by his devoted wife, Pat Bridges of Granite City, IL; loving children, Melissa (William) Cherry of Granite City, IL, Kim (Greg Hyde) Bridges of
Sullivan, MO and Perry Dale (Sonya) Bridges of Tennessee; dear siblings, Betty Smoot of Arkansas, Mary Jo Mothershed Holzum of Springfield, IL and Larry
(Christine) Bridges of Missouri; proud grandfather to Miranda Pryor, Jacob Cherry, Daniel Rebert, Alyssa Rebert, Sydney Rebert, Krystal Bridges and Dale
Bridges; one great-grandson; special buddy, Quigley; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Shirley Ellen Jackson, 82, of Meridian Village in Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:51 a.m.
on Monday, October 5, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born May 23, 1938 in Hartford, Illinois, a daughter of the late John Howard and Ruth Florence (Atkins) Backensto.

She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed her days of reading and working puzzles. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her
family and friends.

She is survived by five children and spouses, Cindy and Raymond Arthur of Granite City, Gerald and Judith Ann Jackson of Troy, James and Denise Jackson
of Edwardsville, Karen and George Whaley of Highland and Jo Ellen and Roger Wilkinson of Granite City; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Peterson and two brothers, Miles and Joe Backensto.

In celebration of her life, a private family visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon on Thursday, October 8, 2020 with Chaplain
Gerhard Kraus officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Daniel L. “Danny” Laswell, 67 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2019 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Danny was born on September 29, 1952 in Granite City; the son of the late Edward and Edith Jeree (Dyker) Laswell. Danny was a butcher at Scott Air Force
Base and proudly served his country in the United States Army. In his free time Danny enjoyed his days of working on cars and spending time with his family
and friends and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Danny is survived by and will be missed by his sons; Dustin Laswell of Bethalto, IL, Daniel and Kelly Laswell of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Maleah
Laswell and Daniel P. Laswell Jr. both of Granite City, IL; brother, Phillip and Evelyn Laswell of Edwardsville, IL; twin sister, Debbie Laswell of St. Louis, MO
and sister, Janice and Kenny Cox of Edwardsville, IL.

In celebration of Danny’s life, a private immediate family gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Mary F. Morse, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at her home. Mary was born on
November 24, 1931 in Michie, TN, a daughter of the late John and Mabel McAfee.

On May 22, 1948, Mary McAfee married David B. Morse, the love of her life in Corinth, Mississippi and David passed away on October 12, 2015. Mary was a
proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and gardening. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving children, David “Steve” (Shirley) Morse of Cabot, AR, Diane (John) Greene of Granite City, IL and Rebecca (Brian) Sarginson of
Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Stephanie Morse, Heather Jeffers, David “Chris” Morse, Anthony Broyles, Amanda Broyles and Nicholas Broyles; nine
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Keith Richard Shable, age 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL. Keith was born on November 2, 1964, in Granite City, IL.

Keith was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Keith had worked for Amstead Rail in the casting department for many years. He enjoyed
listening to classic rock and playing video games with his daughter, Abby. However, his favorite hobby was bass fishing and Keith would fish 24 hours a day
if he could. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother Patricia (Harris) Shable.

Keith is survived by his loving father, William "Bill" Shable of Granite City, IL; loving children, Keith (Jennifer) Mathis of Granite City, IL and Abby Shable of
Granite City, IL; dear brothers, Terry (Charlotte) Harris of Poplar Bluff, MO, and John Shable of Cape Coral, FL; nieces, Tiffani (Jared) Timbrook and Kasey
(Greg) Gudzune; nephews, Erik (Maggie) Shable and Austin (Cheyanne) Harris, extended family, and many wonderful friends.

Private visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a private funeral service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Joan Hadley, 88. Of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on April 25, 1932 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur O’Toole and Pearl (Hoese) Novasell.

Joan was a member of the New Creation Fellowship Church in Mitchell, IL where she enjoyed fellowshipping with the church.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Ishum of Mt. Olive, IL; 5 grandchildren and a niece, Ronda Reynolds of Granite City, IL.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands: Virgil Tindall and Edwin Hadley; a daughter, Nancy Rippy; 2 sons: Gary Hadley and Edwin R. Hadley;
a grandson, Jason Rippy and a brother.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Jeffrey William Vogel, 54, a resident of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Evelyn’
s Hospice House in Creve Couer, MO with complications from pancreatic cancer.

He was born on August 14, 1966 in Alton, IL to Gary Vogel and Martha (Kalert) Vogel.

Jeff went to St. James School in Millstadt, IL and Althoff High School in Belleville, IL. After attending Parks Air College, Jeff worked as a Learjet Mechanic at
Executive Jet and as a Certified FAA Learjet Inspector at Jet Air in Cincinnati, OH. He thoroughly enjoyed working on learjets. Jeff loved the outdoors, boating,
fishing, and hunting, but most of all, riding his Harley.

Besides his parents, Jeff is survived by a sister, Julie Lynn (Tom) Lucas of Edwardsville, IL; a brother, Jan David Vogel of Chesterfield, MO; a step mother, Jill
Vogel and many extended family members.

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

A private service will be held for the immediate family. Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Association or Hospice.
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Una M. Reynolds, 89. Of Mitchell, IL died on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on August 17, 1931 in Butler County, MO to Lawrence and Mae (Scott) Taylor.

Una married Gene Reynolds on January 28, 1950 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death.

The loving mother and grandmother was of the Baptist faith and she had worked in factories and also worked in housekeeping at motels.

Una is survived by 2 sons: Thomas Reynolds of Mitchell, IL and Terry Reynolds of Granite City, IL; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great great
grandchildren and 2 brothers: Bobby (Doris) Taylor of Granite City, IL and J.L. (Virginia) Taylor of St. Charles, MO.

Besides her husband and parents, Una is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Calvin Taylor and Arville Taylor and by a sister, Nora Nelson.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Janet Bernadine Sandmire Frost, age 89, of Granite City, IL, died on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab. after suffering Alzheimer’s Disease for several years.

Janet was born on May 23, 1931 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, to Lois Bernadine Patch Sandmire and Carl Glen Sandmire. The family later moved to
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and she graduated from Madison East High School. Janet went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison in 1952, and after her children were in school, to complete Master’s Degree coursework at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She
was employed in Monroe County, Wisconsin and Columbia County, Wisconsin as a social worker. After retirement she moved to Texas, Arizona, Maine, Ohio
and Granite City, Illinois to be near her children. Janet created beautiful embroidery work, including many quilt tops, for family and church events. She
enjoyed reading, computer solitaire, Game Show Network, walking her dogs and participating in TOPS in several states. She was active in St. John United
Church of Christ, especially with Hilltoppers, Evening Guild, and the Variety Show, and wrapping silverware for the annual 3rd Sunday in October Sausage
Dinner. Janet’s sly humor and laughter are missed by all who knew her.

We thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, Fountain View Manor, and Granite Nursing and Rehab. for their care.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings—Jim Sandmire, Cardell Tadder, Corinne Seago, Auta Sandmire, Cameron Sandmire, Janice
Uphoff, Dr. Herbert Sandmire and Lyle LaVaughn Sandmire—and two infant sons, Marlon Frost and Dane Frost.

She is survived by two daughters and two sons—Rev. Karla Frost and husband Rev. Charles Preston, Turk Frost, Cory Frost, and Kari Scroggins and
husband Mike Scroggins; and two sisters-in-law—Crystal Sandmire and Valerie Sandmire, as well as many nieces and nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of her life a private visitation and funeral will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL, followed
by a drive-by visitation at the funeral home from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed through the Irwin Chapel web page at 2:
00 p.m.
Interment will be at a later date in Withee, Wisconsin.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Rd., Granite City, IL 62040 and will be accepted by Irwin Chapel or the
Church.
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Susan Elaine Gavin, age 66, of St. Charles, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at
her home.

Susan was born on November 15, 1953 in Granite City, IL; the daughter of the late Dominic and Esther (Petrovich) Greco.

Susan was an accountant for Graham Packaging in St. Louis and in her free time she enjoyed bowling, fishing as well as spending time with her family and
friends. Susan will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times shared with family.

Susan is survived and will be missed by her brother, Michael Greco of Edwardsville, IL, twin brother, Dr. Thomas and Sue Ann Greco of University City, MO,
sister, Jane and Vernon Lockridge of Granite City, IL; sisters-in-law, Dottie and John Myslak and Kathleen and Kenneth Reuter; brother-in-law, James and
Kathy Gavin; nieces, Marissa (Randy) Herbstman, Elizabeth (Ben) Kronholm, Victoria (Donny) Fenessy and Alexandra Greco; nephews, Russell Lockridge,
Ryan Lockridge; great-nephew, Everett Greco Herbstman; step-daughters, Karen (Paul) van Gool and Kelley Aranda; step-grandchildren, Thoman and
Megan Aranda and Olivia and Charles van Gool; and many other close family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Gavin; her in-laws, Thomas and Dorothy Gavin; and by a brother-in-law,
Brian Gavin.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Cynthia L. “Cyndee” Ward, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:21 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020 at her
home.

She was born February 16, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana.

She retired from the Army Corp of Engineers after 30 years of dedicated service with the federal government as a Historian Project Assistant.

She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Cyndee loved to sew, enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid Wheel of Fortune fan. She
loved cars and enjoyed attending car shows and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Mark A. Carrico of Granite City and Melvin and Dana Carrico of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law,
Carol and Rich Proffitt of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Ward; her mother and stepfather, Eloise Estel (Holder) and Clinton Carrico and a brother, Michael Ward.

In celebration of her life, the family is having a private visitation and funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with Reverend Richard
Harmon officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Elizabeth Metzger, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center.

Mary was born on January 22, 1934 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Adam and Bertha (Seats) Beyer.

On December 9, 1951, Mary Beyer married Jesse Metzger, the love of her life and Jesse passed away on October 30, 2015. Mary was a loving mother, sister,
grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She never met a stranger and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Mary had worked at Huck’s as a sales associate for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Mary loved life, 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, Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille, Louise, Wanda, Ruby, Yvonne, Rosalie and Faye; and by one
brother, Lester.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Jay (Cindy) Metzger of Ashdown, AR, Jayne (Doug) Sawyer of Granite City, IL and Judy Argabright of Calhoun, GA; dear
brother, Don (Marilyn) Beyer; proud grandmother to Patrick (Jen) Metzger, Matthew (Kacie) Metzger, Elliot (Shelby) Metzger, Rory Sawyer and Angela (David)
Bagwill; proud great-grandmother to Emma Metzger, Summer Campbell, Braxton Campbell, Deacon Bagwill and Daisy Bagwill; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, a private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL, with
Pastor Darren Beyer officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the National Foundation for Autism Research. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Harold Edward Mercer, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Villa Rose Senior Living Community in Bethalto on
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3:35 p.m.

He was born January 26, 1926 in Granite City, a son of the late Arlie M. and Virgie Irene (Clonts) Mercer.

He married the love of his life, Harriet Irene (Robinson) Mercer on October 12, 1946 in Granite City and she passed away on November 2, 2006.

He retired February 1, 1988 from Union Electric after over 38 years of dedicated service as a certified welder.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was the recipient of numerous medals and recognitions. He was
member of the First Assembly of God Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of camping and traveling with his beloved wife and family.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Mike Logel of Hendersonville, North Carolina; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel Mercer of
Granite City and Edward and Diane Mercer of Chandler, Arizona; six grandchildren, Chris Mercer, Dianna Mifflin, Dan Mercer, Marcie Dowling, Joshua Mercer
and Richelle Miller; eleven great grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon, Alexander, Collin, Harriet “Sarah”, Courtney, Madelyn, Olivia, Joshua, Scarlett and Kira;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Mary Mercer and two brothers, Fred and Monroe Mercer.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September
30, 2020 with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Asia for Christ Ministry, Inc. P.O. Box 6872, Providence, R.I. 02940 and may be accepted at the funeral home.

You may join the funeral service livestream at 11:00 a.m. or is available online for the next month on his tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert E. Gaughan, 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Edwardsville
Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born August 13, 1954 in Granite City, a son of the late Robert O. and Mary Ann (Miller) Gaughan.

Robert was a self-employed general contractor throughout the years and had owned and operated The Sports Tap in Granite City for several years.

He loved home remodeling and was always helping family and friends with home projects. He enjoyed his days of playing golf and will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Jarod McMillian of Troy; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Emma McMillian of Troy; special
cousins, Rosemarie and Mike Heath, Lindsay and Tom Rollins, Matthew and Nikole Heath and Kathy and Tony Phifer; numerous other close family
members and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by his loving sister, Judith A. “Judy” Gaughan.

In celebration of Robert’s life, a family memorial service is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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Helen Wagner, age 83, of Belleville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her home.

Helen was born on February 14, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Ivan and Viola (Vaughn) Belmer.

Helen was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She retired as a GS9 contract specialist from the United
States Army after many years of dedicated service. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Helen will be remembered fondly by family and
friends for her generous hospitality, expert cooking and love of family.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard Wagner of Belleville, IL; loving daughter, Pamela (Bill) Bogard of Edwardsville, IL; dear siblings, Dave
Belmer of Granite City, IL, Norma Wanderski of Granite City, IL and Sheri (Bert) Gwaltney of Niceville, FL; proud grandmother to Breanna, Matthew (Jenna),
Jeremiah, Hannah, Stephen, Samuel and Daniel; proud great-grandmother to Grace, Aaron, Caleb, Ethan, Owen, Carson, Turner and Benjamin; nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family memorial visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.
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Henry Francis “Hank” DePoty, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:59 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born February 19, 1937 in Albion, New York, a son of the late Amos and Cora DePoty.

He married Lois F. (Elkins) DePoty on September 3, 1980 in New York and she survives.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Air Force.

He worked as a television repair technician for many years. He had worked for Sylvania and later General Electric and had also owned and operated Hank’s
TV Repair for several years in New York.

He surrounded his life in music and was a talented musician playing the guitar and any instrument he laid his hands on. Hank loved serving his Lord and
knew that he was making a joyful noise for his savior through his music throughout the years. He was a faithful member of New Creation Fellowship Church
in Mitchell where he was able to share his talent with others. He also had a love of animals and cherished his dog, Midnight. Hank will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 40 years, he is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Dawn and Rick Hoffmeister Jr. of Ridgeway, New York and Robin
DePoty of Albion, New York; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy DePoty of Albion, New York; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister
and brother-in-law, Patricia and Bill Wells of Waterport, New York; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, David DePoty and Kenneth Duncan; two sisters, Doris Suhr and Thelma Banker and a
brother, Chuck DePoty.

In celebration of his life, a public drive through visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00
a.m. until 10:00 a.m. A private visitation and funeral service will follow with Reverend Mike Davis officiating.

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

In lieu of floral tributes may be made to the DePoty family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Charles Michael “Chuck” Duckworth Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior at 9:12 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020
at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, Missouri.

He was born May 28, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late William D. Duckworth Sr. and Mary Bernice (Huffman) Duckworth.

He married Laura Ann (Hoover) Duckworth on May 14, 1991 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Granite City and she survives.

He was a foreman at Arnette Pattern Company in Granite City with 17 years of dedicated service in steel fabrication.

He was a devoted member of Unity Baptist Church where he cherished serving the Lord and praising His name. He had enjoyed his years serving as a
deacon, head usher and former youth leader and along with his wife, led the Bread of Life Ministry for 3 years.

Chuck was an avid gun collector, loved watching the Last Man Standing movies, enjoyed his days trying to catch some catfish and cherished his many trips
to Branson throughout the years. He loved his many years serving Region 1 of the Special Olympics as a track and field coach.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chuck and Jessica Duckworth of Granite City and David Duckworth of
Granite City; his cherished grandson, Michael Duckworth; a sister, Leesa Boyer of Granite City; a brother-in-law, Scott Hoover of Granite City; nieces and
nephew, Jayme, Katy and Adam; other extended family; his church family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William D. Duckworth Jr.; a nephew, Chris Duckworth; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Otis
and Shirley Hoover and a brother-in-law, Patrick Boyer.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.
until time of private funeral service at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Jarad Corzine officiating. You may join the private service livestream on his tribute wall at www.
irwinchapel.com.

A public drive through visitation will follow at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Shawn P. Margason, 43 of Pontoon Beach, IL passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home.

Shawn was born on May 1, 1977 in Maryville, IL; the son of the late Thomas and Paula Margason. Shawn was a burn table operator at Launer-Voss in St.
Louis and in his free time Shawn enjoyed his days of shooting pool, was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and could cook and grill
almost anything. Most of all Shawn loved to spend time with his family and friends and he will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Shawn is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Andrea “Andi” (Everett) Margason, whom he married on September 24, 2011; his children, Dylan
Margason, Chaylynn Pratt, Chaise Pratt, Layton Letford; grandson, Connor Miller; granddaughter, Liora Beck; mother-in-law, Irene and Dennis Bertelsman;
father-in-law, John and Merry Everett; and a great friend of Jimmy and Lea Watkins that was always willing to help any way he could.

In addition to his parents, Shawn was preceded in death by his grandson, Donovan Haven.

In celebration of Shawn’s life, a visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Jim
Margason officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. In memory
of Shawn, memorials are suggested to the family.
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Bruce Onnell Winfield, 51, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home in Granite City, IL.

He was born on October 20, 1968 in Granite City, IL to Millard and Sylvia nee: Hood Winfield.

Bruce was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was a custodian for the Granite City School District and he worked as a
paraprofessional at Coordinated Youth and he was also owner of the Winfield Smokehouse in Granite City. Bruce enjoyed golfing, fishing and his
grandchildren.

Besides his mother, Bruce is survived by 2 daughters: Mecalla (Lee Cavaness) Winfield of Granite City, IL and Madyson Winfield of Granite City, IL; 3
grandchildren: Mia, Josephina and Brendan; a brother, Brian (Jeanette) Winfield of Granite City, IL and 3 sisters: Judy (Bob) White of Maryville, IL, Mary Beth
(Brad) Boone of Granite City, IL and Nancy Hauptman of Glenburnie, MD. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friends.

Bruce is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Doug Winfield.

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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Cheryl Ann Garcia, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:24 p.m. Wed. Sept. 16, 2020 at her home.

She was born Nov. 30, 1952 in Granite City to the late Leland & Marie A. Ross.

Cheryl was a beautician and hairdresser instructor for over 20 years.  She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle and loved to play computer games.

She is survived by 2 sisters: Diana (Micheal) Corrado Sr. of Granite City and Charlotte (Larry) Tharnish of Batesville, AR; a half-sister: Loretta Householder of
Rector, AR; a half-brother: Nathan Householder of IL; her former spouse: J.R. Garcia of NM; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Services are private.
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James “Jim” Ronnie Alsop, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. Joseph
Hospital in St. Charles, MO.

Jim was born on January 9, 1942 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late James Harold Alsop and Imogene (Brewer) Alsop.

On July 2, 1966, Jim married Patricia Cerutti, the love of his life at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Jim was a faithful member of St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church and a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight with Tri-Cities Knights of Columbus in Granite City, IL. Jim worked as a store manager at various
hardware stores in the metro east area and he retired from Michaels as a store manager in Fairview Heights, IL. He enjoyed reading and volunteering at
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Jim also enjoyed detailing cars and his vehicles were always spotless. He was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and a friend to many. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-four years, Patricia Alsop of Granite City, IL; loving children, Brett (Amy) Alsop of Granite City, IL, Bart (Elizabeth) Alsop
of Lake St. Louis, MO and Erica (Christopher) Goclan of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to Nicholas, Konnor, Alex, Kaya, Annie, McKenna and Mayleigh;
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or American Parkinson Disease Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Curtis S. Wofford, 77 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

Curtis was born on September 30, 1942 in Granite City; the son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Demery) Wofford. Curtis had worked in production for Olin Brass
and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Curtis loved to be outdoors where he enjoyed fishing and enjoying the sunshine, playing
golf and was known for a good game of bowling. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan but most of all Curtis loved to spend time with his family
and friends and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Curtis is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Judith (Harkey) Wofford, whom he married on July 2, 1966; daughters, Rachel and Gary Sauer of St.
Louis, Monica and Aaron Stouffer of O’Fallon, IL; grandchildren, Jessica and Anthony Leopold, Logan Ehrenreich, Gabriel Stouffer, Abigail Stouffer; great-
grandchildren, Sawyer, Elijah.

In addition to his parents, Curtis was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry Wofford, Earl David Wofford; sister, Carol Wofford Whitfield.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Curtis’s
life, services will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Vera J. Smolar, 94, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away peacefully at her home on September 16, 2020.

She was born on June 21, 1926 to the late Louis and Verna (Halford) Stovroff in Madison, Illinois. She married her best friend, Joseph J. Smolar, on July 9,
1949, who passed away on August 1, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Virginia, Shirley, and Sandra. Vera worked for the Granite City
School District as a dedicated secretary. She was an avid reader and a Cardinals baseball fan. Vera enjoyed her lifelong friends with their monthly card club
for over 50 years. Most of all, Vera loved her family, and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Vera is survived by and will be missed by her children, Carol and Rick Nolan of Dardenne Prairie, MO, Jean and Larry Zotti of Granite City, Timothy Smolar of
Richmond Heights, MO, Laura and Deron Bridick of Granite City; grandchildren, Jennifer and Matt Marino, Christine and Chris Marstall, Cheryl and Tom
Hough, Dena and Chris Loeh, Nick Zotti, Alyssa Bridick, Kayla Bridick; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Nick, Joseph, Rachel, Katie, Luke, Carolyn, Gianna, Neil,
Jessica, Andrew; special friends, Lil and Irene; special caregivers, Crystal, Diana, Rita, Sonya, and Angela; and many nieces, nephews, and other close
family members and friends.

In celebration of Vera’s life, the visitation will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 9:00 until 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 Avenue in Granite City with Fr. Stephen Thompson
officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church
or School.
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Francis Rayleen Boone, 73 of Granite City passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 14,
2020 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis.

Rayleen was born on November 30, 1946 in East St. Louis; the daughter of the late Ray J. and Mary L. (Morris) Briggs. Rayleen attended Calvary Life Church
in Granite City and was a self employed beautician, homemaker, wife, mother and maw maw. She was known to all for her kind heart, sweet nature, and
willingness to do anything for those she loved. Her family truly was her treasure and she’d often boast about her 4 children and 21 grandchildren. She leaves
behind a legacy of strength, goodness and nothing but beautiful, sweet memories

Rayleen is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Edward H. Boone, whom she married on November 19, 1966; her daughters, Daveda “Dee Dee”
and Dave Malinosky of Granite City, Christine Graville of Scottsdale, AZ, Rachel and Jason Ellis of Troy, IL, Kimberly and James Boyd of Granite City;
grandchildren, Zachary and Sarah White, Sarah and Josh Fuller, Jacob and Haley White, Nathan Graville, Mitchell Graville, Annastin Ellis, Devin Ellis, Peyton
Ellis, Bristol Ellis, J.D. Ellis, Hunter Boyd, Piper Boyd, J.T. Boyd; great-grandchildren, Conner White, Abigail White, Elise White, Brendan Fuller, Ryleigh Fuller,
Declan Fuller, Elizabeth White, Seamus White; brother, Regi and Pat Briggs of Granite City and many other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of
Rayleen’s life, visitation will continue on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark
Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Ruth L. Bolt, 90, passed away the 11th of September 2020 in Granite City.

A resident of Granite City, Illinois since the 1940’s, she spent the last great years of her life living in San Antonio, Texas and traveling with her nephew Robert
Gregonis Jr. Ruth was a model for what it means to be a Christian and an American. She believed that the United States is the best country in the world, but
that there were lessons to be learned. She used the injustices during her lifetime to teach her nieces and nephews the mistakes of subscribing to them.
She taught us about the injustices of anti-Semitism and xenophobia, about the racial injustices during Jim Crow, and that everyone is equal regardless of
whom they love. This world, our country, and our family is better because she was in it.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Breen and Bertha (Hebel) Bolt; four sisters June, Christine, Audrey, and Jean; and two brothers Reed and
Joseph.

Ruth is survived by her sisters Rosalie (Robert) Gregonis Sr., Connie (Julius) Balsai, Ruby (Eugene) Ishum, Donna (Jim) Hand and one brother Breen
(Berniece) Bolt, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

In celebration of her life, a private service will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Edwardsville on Saturday, September 19, 2020 with Father Ben
Hankinson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you make a donation to the Ruth L. Bolt Memorial Scholarship with Fiesta Youth of San Antonio, Texas and may be
accepted at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/fiesta-youth. To donate: 1) Select the Link, 2) Select “Give in Honor of Someone”, 3) For “Send Gift To” enter
email address: info@fiesta-youth.org, 4) Enter “For the Ruth L. Bolt Memorial Scholarship” in the message box, and 5) Checkout.
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Teana L. “Penny” Hubbard, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:38 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at
Cedarhurst of Granite City.

She was born August 8, 1943 in Breese, a daughter of the late Marcel V. and Evelyn J. (Kinney) Isaak.

She married Ernest G. Hubbard on August 6, 1962 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She had worked at Pro-Styles Hair Salon in Granite City with many years of dedicated service as an assistant.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. Penny loved her days of dancing with her husband and had a special love of country line
dancing and interior home decorating. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 58 years, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gay M.R. and Jeffrey Will of Granite City; a son and his
girlfriend, Robert Hubbard and Kara Colson of Orlando, Florida; six grandchildren, Casey Hoffman, Taylor and Kelly Fornachon, Madyson Lord, Drew
Hubbard, Drake Hubbard and Harper Hubbard; a great granddaughter, Ada Hoffman; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Charles Sturmon and
Barbara and Albert Jackson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Linda Isaak, Randall and Patricia Isaak and Kenneth and Judy Isaak; many
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shryl Kohrumel and two brothers, David Isaak, in infancy and Timothy Isaak.

In celebration of her life, a private service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. with
Father Steve Thompson officiating. You may join the family by watching the funeral service livestream at her tribute wall on the funeral home website.

A Public drive through visitation will follow from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Ann Stuart Zinn, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born February 4, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late James C. and Edith L. “Lucy” (Creek) Stuart.

She married Dr. Dorsey “Keith” Zinn and they celebrated 25 years of a beautiful marriage.

She worked at Washington University as a medical receptionist. Mary Ann was very artistic and creative and enjoyed her many years serving as a wedding
and event planner. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Mexican Honorary Commission, had a love for cooking and enjoyed
dining out and her trips to the casino.

She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rev. Edith Kay and Glenn Seltzer of Jacksonville, Florida and Peggy and Jeff Marler of Shiloh, Illinois; a
brother, James Stuart of Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Emily and “A.J.” Meadors, Evan Grant, Janet and Jordan Bessler, Kyle Marler, Dustin Stuart,
Amanda Stuart and Christopher Stuart; great nieces and nephew, Aria Meadors, Jaclyn Bessler, Jaxson Bessler and Jovanni Bessler; other extended family
and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband whom passed away on April 4, 2011 and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Linda C. Zinn.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation will be at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. A private funeral service will be held on
Thursday, September 17, 2020 with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

You may join the family to watch the funeral service livestream on Thursday at 12:00 noon on her tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.

She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to TWIGS or City Temple Food Pantry and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Harold Francis “Frank” Wondra, 70, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020
at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Shiloh, Illinois.

He was born June 2, 1950 in East St. Louis, a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Gough) Wondra.

He married Terry Leigh (Medley) Wondra on June 27, 1981 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2007 from the Chouteau Township Highway Department after 27 years of dedicated service as a shop foreman. He also served as a fireman on
the Mitchell Fire Department for 9 years.

He loved working on cars and could fix anything with a motor. He enjoyed his days of fishing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Bobby Morgan of Pontoon Beach; a son, Matthew Wondra of Pontoon
Beach; three grandchildren, Collin, Dakota and Shelby Morgan; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph Wondra of Granite City and Roger and Lynn Wondra
of Florida; three sisters, Laura Falls of Florida, Angie Bruce of Florida and Earldene Dale of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Hazel Morber and a brother-in-law, Chuck Bruce.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Wondra family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Christine M. Rutter, 71, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:52 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home.

She was born October 8, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Christopher Doeller and Virginia (Wilson) Dye. She married Larry “Keith” Rutter of
December 18, 1982 in St. Louis and he passed away on July 25, 2019. She retired in 2014 from the City of St. Louis after 27 years of dedicated service as a
Housing Manager.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Wood River and loved her days of fishing, playing pool and bowling. Christine was very artistic and
enjoyed sculpting and creating jewelry. She enjoyed her many vacations and loved going to Lake of the Ozarks for days of fun and relaxation. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death
by her stepfather, Lonnie Dye and a sister, Kim Dye. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie Ann and Paul Brewer of Pocahontas and Kelly
and Curtis McGarity of Highland; four grandchildren, Jessica Hussey, Justin Martin, Keith McGarity and Claire McGarity; five great grandchildren, Aria, Mason,
J.J., Teddy and Hanna; a brothers, Dennis Crable of Wood River, Ed and Deborah Dye of Serena, IL; a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Rev. Donald
Young of Alabama; other extended family and many friends.

In memory of Christine, a celebration of her life will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Her family
will gather together at the funeral home and you are welcome to join the celebration livestream on her tribute wall at www.irwinchapel at 2:00 p.m. Memorials
may be made to the Salvation Army and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Keith Paul Flaugher, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:27 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.

He was born January 25, 1963 in East St. Louis, a son of James Paul and Vivian Marie (Favier) Flaugher.

He married Debra L. “Debbie” (Dacus) Flaugher on July 8, 1995 in Granite City and she survives.

He worked at U.S. Steel with 8 years of service as an electrician and was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local #1 and the United Steelworkers Local #1063.

Keith enjoyed his days of fishing, hunting and bowling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Daniel Meade of Granite City and Derek Flaugher of Granite City; a daughter and son-
in-law, Lindsey and Luke Greene of Granite City; three grandchildren, Jaxson Fairbanks, Olive Greene and Alan Meade; a sister and brother-in-law, Denise
and Stanley Marler of Granite City; nephew, James Marler; niece, Krystle Marler; mother-in-law, Mabel Dacus of Granite City; other extended family and
friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, George Meade and his father-in-law, William Dacus.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with Reverend Mark
Maynard officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, to the family or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ava Irene Ahner, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home. Ava was born on
December 25, 1942 in Madison, IL.

On June 9, 1962, Ava married James Ahner, the love of her life in Vicksburg, MS. Ava was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt
and a friend to many. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed going to church and cooking
delicious meals for her family and friends. Ava 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.

Ava was preceded in death by her parents, Harvil Murray and Gladys Hudson; and by one sister, Jessie Faye Hudson.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-eight years, James Ahner of Granite City, IL; loving children, Kimberly (Michael) Osborn of Murfreesboro, TN
and Paul Ahner of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Nettie Boone, June Chartrand, Donnie Hudson and Patty (Charles) Camper; proud grandmother to Nathan,
Jonathan, Levi, Samuel and Isaac Osborn; proud great-grandmother to Conner and Abigail; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life a private visitation and funeral will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards, Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Gregory “Greg” A. Stoicheff, age 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Missouri Baptist
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Greg was born on February 26, 1965 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Paul Stoicheff and LaFonda (Jackson) Stoicheff.

In April of 2001, Greg married Laura Macies, the love of his life in Edwardsville, IL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Greg 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.

Greg is survived by his devoted wife, Laura Stoicheff of Granite City, IL; loving son, Adam Stoicheff of Granite City, IL; dear brothers, Stacey Stoicheff of Angels
Camp, CA, Jeff (Delores) Stoicheff of Sinking Spring, PA and Anthony (Susan) Stoicheff of Collinsville, IL; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life a private visitation and funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL,
with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Larry G. Horstmeyer, 71 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at his home.

Larry was born on March 2, 1949 in Granite City; the son of the late Carl and Dora (Barnhart) Horstmeyer. Larry was a coal handler for 42 years at US Steel
retiring in 2014. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and a
member of “SOAR” Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. Larry was a huge fan of American History and enjoyed watching the Smithsonian channel
and learning about history. He loved baseball and coached his son’s Little League Baseball team and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals with his
wife. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his little dog Peanut and he will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Larry is survived by and will be missed by his children; Traci Andrews of Granite City, Larry C. Horstmeyer of Granite City; grandchildren, Brooke, Lacy, Abby;
great-grandchildren, Lyam and Layton; brother, Carl “Bud” and Jan Horstmeyer.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Diane (Wiggins) Horstmeyer.

In celebration of Larry’s life, a private family graveside service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. John Cemetery, 2901 Nameoki Road in
Granite City where he will be laid to rest next to his wife, Beverly. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to
the American Heart Association.
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Paul Houston Gilley, 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:29 a.m. Wed. Sept. 2, 2020 at his home.

He was born Jan. 3, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Roy & Claira (Houston) Gilley.

He and Linda Ruth Hamilton were married in 1977.  She preceded him in death.

Paul was a mail carrier for 47 years and was a member of the Ainad Shrine.

Survivors include 2 sons: Mark Hamilton (Emilee) Gilley and Andrew Houston (Nicole) Gilley; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Matthew Roy Paul Gilley; 3 brothers: Marion, Gene and Glenn Gilley; and 2 sisters:
Norma Ketchum and Betty Gilley.

Private services are through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with online information and guestbook at www.wojstrom.com.
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Vicky L. Ottinger, 66 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Vicky was born on July 30, 1954 in Granite City; the daughter of the late James Alfred and Vida (Sheffer) Murphy. Vicky was a loving mom and grandma who
loved to read and play a good game of bingo. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored. Vicky will
be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Vicky is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Larry Ottinger, whom she married on October 10, 1995; daughters, Monica and Danny McNeely of
Granite City, Tricia Poe of Pontoon Beach, IL; grandchildren. Michael Bailey of Granite City, Mitchell Bailey and (Beca Bailey) of Granite City, Hayden McNeely
of Granite City; dad, Kenneth Murphy of Granite City; sisters, Bonnie Davis, Lila Moslander, Carla Wilson, Pam Murphy; brother, Michael Murphy and
numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Vicky was preceded in death by her mom; Wilma Murphy; brothers, Edward “Unk” Murphy, Donald “Unci Don” Murphy, Norman
Murphy; sister, Cheryl Murphy.

In celebration of Vicky’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 with funeral services to follow at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen
Crossing Road in Glen. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Karen “Sue” Sanders, 66, formerly of Granite City passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Murphysboro, IL.  She
was born December 6, 1953 in Granite City, IL.  

Karen loved to read books and watch her grandchildren play.

She is survived by her daughter Christine (BJ) Brousseau of Murphysboro; three grandchildren, Jaymi Kyle, Trenton Kyle and Bryce Davis and great
grandchildren, Kaysliee Kyle, Lydia Orasco, Isaac Davis and Aidan Kline.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Becker; mother, Melavee Jeanette (nee: Nolen) Sanders; husband, Clyde Sanders and a brother, Marlon
Becker.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Edward J. Astorian, age 74, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Edward was born on October 28, 1945 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Hambar Astorian and Zabel (Aidjian) Astorian.

Edward worked as a clerk at various bookstores in the St. Louis metro area. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Edward will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by four sisters, Agnes Bowler, Mary Avedesian, Naznig St. Ivany and Margaret Bogosian; and by two
brothers, Arshag Astorian and Ralph Astorian.

He is survived by his brother, Robert Astorian of Granite City, IL; two sisters, Helen Dortch of Ooltewah, TN and Sonya (Manny) Ohanesian of Collinsville, IL;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com
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Devin James Rippy, 21, of Granite City, IL, passed away Tues. Sept. 1, 2020 in St. Louis, MO.

He was born Sept. 1, 1999 in Camden, TN to Tricia Jenkins of Dover, TN and James Lewis Rippy of Granite City.

Devin worked in construction and was a member of The Tabernacle in Dover, TN.  He loved playing baseball and was an athlete and good student in high
school.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother: Josh Wallace of Dover, TN; paternal grandmother: Shirley Rippy of Granite City; maternal grandfather:
Robert Jenkins of Dover, TN; his dear friend: Kansas of Dover, TN; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: T.R.Rippy; and his mother grandmother: Debbie Jenkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Private services are through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with online information and guestbook at www.wojstrom.com.
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William Maurice Tieman, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Mon. Aug. 31, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born July 2, 1948 in St. Louis, MO to the late Harry Bernard & Flora (Prange) Tieman.

On Aug. 18, 1973, he and Jacqueline Louise Gruner were married in Grant Fork, IL.  She survives in Granite City.

The U.S. Army Vietnam veteran was a meat cutter a printing press operator and a talented wood worker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 children: Brian (Tina) Tieman of Granite City, Mark (Holly) Tieman of Maryville, IL, Matthew Tieman of Granite City
and Nichol Renee Tieman of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; a brother: Richard Tieman of Old Ripley, IL; and a sister: Flora Scott of Herrin, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Marr.

Services are private through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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John Laray Ishum Sr., 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:24 p.m. Mon. Aug. 31, 2020 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

He was born Jan. 30, 1958 in Granite City to the late Linda (Pickett) Baker and Gerald Atwood Ishum .

John worked in construction his entire life.

He is survived by a daughter: Erica Ishum of Granite City; 3 sons: John Adolphson of WA, Zach Schuette of Granite City and John Ishum Jr. of Granite City ; 2
grandchildren: Arianna and Randall Hanstein; a great-grandson: Maxwell; and a sister: Billie Behnke of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Dwayne Ishum.

Services are private through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Douglas “Doug” Eugene Comstock Jr., age 34, of Waterloo, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday,
September 1, 2020 in St. Charles, MO.

Doug was born October 31, 1985 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Debra (Pikey) Asselmeier and Douglas Comstock Sr.

Doug will always be remembered for his bubbly, one-of-a-kind personality. He loved to bring out the best in others, and he loved to joke or act silly just to see
others smile. He absolutely loved to dance, and he loved to listen to music, especially by his favorite artist, Eminem. More than anything, Doug loved his
family, and above all, he loved his kids.

He was preceded in death by his dear friends, Eric Pelate and Will Adelsberger Jr.

Doug is survived by his mother and stepfather, Debra and Stephen Asselmeier of Waterloo, IL and by his father, Douglas Comstock Sr. of Jefferson City, MO;
children, Mackenzie Comstock, Chloe Comstock, Brayden Comstock-Brown, Damien Comstock and Douglas Eric Comstock; sisters, Amanda (Stephen)
King of Foley, MO, Stephanie (Aaron) Papp of Granite City, IL and Lizzie (Nick) Morietta of Valmeyer, IL; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.

Private visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of his life, a private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL, with Pastor Mike Rayson
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Edward “Ed” A. Motl Sr, age 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at his daughter’s home in
Caseyville, IL.

Ed was born on September 23, 1943 in Vichy, MO, a son of the late Alan Motl and Eileen (Fannon) Motl.

On March 7, 1964, Ed married Constance “Connie” Sorenson, the love of his life in Madison, IL. Ed retired from Ameren as a turbine operator after many
years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing and researching on his computer. His greatest joy was spending time with his family whom he loved dearly.
Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-six years, Connie Motl of Granite City, IL; loving children, Edward (Kimberley) Motl Jr. of Troy, IL and Monica (DJ)
Brooks of Caseyville, IL; dear siblings, Marilyn Patterson of Farmington, MO and Wayne (Pam) Motl of St. Louis, MO; proud grandfather to Ryan, Nathan,
Nicole, Elliot, Zachary, Benjamin, Isaac, Samuel, Esther, Noah, Micah, Abigail and Sarah; proud great-grandfather to Gabriel, Kendree, Anna and Allison;
extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with his son Edward Motl Jr.
officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Judith “Judy” Eaker, 60, of O’Fallon died on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Pontoon Beach, IL.

She was born on June 14, 1960 in Granite City, IL to Fred Seifried and JoAnn nee:  Dowdy Cannon.

Judy married David Eaker in St. Louis, MO on July 20, 1985.

The loving wife and mother worked for the United Way.  She was on the Dean’s List at Southwestern Illinois College and she worked for CPI in St. Louis, MO
for 15 years.  Her interests include oil painting and enjoying the outdoors.

Besides her husband and father, Judy is survived by a daughter, Crystal Eaker of Granite City, IL; a son, David Eaker of O’Fallon, IL; a grandson, Carter; a
brother, Darin (Julie) Hahs of Worden, IL and 2 sisters:  Barbara (Dan) Motherway of Pontoon Beach, IL and Cindy Speakes of Washington State.  Judy will
be missed by family and friends.

Judy is preceded in death by her mother and 2 brothers:  Daryl Hahs and Ronald Hahs.

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

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Heritage Baptist Church 3716 Ruth in Granite City, IL.  
Burial will follow at Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton, IL.

Memorials may be made to the United Way or the Granite City APA.
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Gary Alan Vogeler, 59, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:22 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home.

He was born December 9, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late George R. and Dolores (Wigger) Vogeler.

He married Rae Ellen (Doolittle) Vogeler on September 25, 1999 at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from Gebco Machine in Granite City after many years of dedicated service as a machinist.

He had a passion for auto racing and slot car racing and was an extreme fan of NASCAR and a faithful member of the Gateway Slot Racing Association. He
was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church and was a Boy Scout throughout his youth. He was a 1979 graduate of Granite City High School
and later received an Associate Degree from Ranken University in St. Louis. He enjoyed his days of fishing and boating and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a sister, Gail Vogeler of Bourbonnais, Illinois; a brother, Dennis R. Vogeler of Granite City; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Dana Jo and Richard Badke of Wetaskiwin in Alberta, Canada; many cousins and special friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adolph and Doris Wigger and Louis and Clara Vogeler and his mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Lloyd and Marian Doolittle.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Reverend John Walter will officiate and a eulogy given by his cousin, Don Vonnahme.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
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Marguerite U. Patterson, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at DePaul Hospital in
Bridgeton, MO.

Marguerite was born on December 18, 1923 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Oscar Wachter and Julia (Moehsmer) Wachter.

On October 6, 1942, Marguerite Wachter married Lester R. Patterson, the love of her life in St. Charles, MO and Lester passed away on October 25, 2014.
Marguerite was a proud and dedicated homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison,
IL. She enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family. Marguerite loved life, 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, Marguerite was preceded in death by a son, Lester Patterson Jr.; and by her sister, Dorothy Wachter.

She is survived by her loving children, Sister Maria “Cheryl” Patterson CDP of Nashville, TN, Stephen (Pamela) Patterson of Mishawaka, IN, Dennis (Johnna)
Patterson of Granite City, IL, John (Carlene) Patterson of Madison, IL and Mary (David) Bradley of St. Ann, MO; proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren
and fourteen great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

In celebration of her a life a private funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL.

Marguerite will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of Masses. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel or church.
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Johnny Lee Pellazari, 76, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

He was born on May 1, 1944 in Granite City, IL to John Otto Pellazari and Alpha nee: Kohenskey Climer.

Johnny married Ann McClure in Edwardsville, IL on April 24, 1961.

The loving husband and father retired from Chaney Fence Company and was a laborer for the teamsters. He was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle in
Granite City, IL.  Johnny was a member of the Bushpilots Motorcycle Club and Teamsters Local 42.  His interests include fishing, hunting, gun collecting and
motorcycle riding.

Besides his wife, Johnny is survived by 2 daughters: Judi (Scott) Jenkins of Granite City, IL and Lisa (Eric Gray) Pellazari of Granite City, IL; a son, Darrell
(Missy) Pellazari of Granite City, IL; 13 grandchildren:  Jason Wayne Pellazari, Johnny Lee Pellazari III, Joshua Robert Pellazari, Jacob Allen Pellazari, Joseph
Paul Pellazari, Robert Charles Gerber, Crystal Ann Parker, Adam Scott Jenkins, Emily Kay Jenkins, Rachel Ann Bigham, Lynzi Mae Warren, McKenzi
Katherine Stamboldjiev and Peyton Rachellel Stamboldjiev; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild.  Also surviving are Michael Robert Baker
and Keith Wayne Smick, who were like step children to Johnny; 3 brothers:  Eugene (Pat) Martin of Granite City, IL, Marvin (Marsha) Pellazari of Granite City, IL
and Mark (Katie) Pellazari of Granite City, IL and a sister, Glenda (Fred) Cohen of Granite City, IL.

Johnny is preceded in death by his parents; 3 sons: Johnny Lee Pellazari II, Ricky Lee Pellazari and Thomas Eugene Pellazari and 5 sisters:  Louise
McClanahand, Shirley Turner, Jerry Nelson, Judy Perryman and Iona Holman.

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

Services are private.
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JoBeth Thomason, 58, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Christian Hospital NE in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on April 19, 1962 in Granite City, IL to Jack Logan and Sandra nee: Cook Baldwin.

JoBeth worked as a compliance specialist for American Water Resources in Alton, Il for 9 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City,
IL. Her interests include music, flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and dogs.

Besides her father, JoBeth is survived by a daughter, Megan Logan of Granite City, IL; a son, Matthew (Felicia) Thomason of Alton, IL; 2 grandchildren: Wyatt
and Leah; her step mother, Elva Logan of Granite City, IL; a brother, John (Kay) Logan of Cedar Hill, MO and a sister, Marci McKenzie of Mesa, AZ. She will be
missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

JoBeth is preceded in death by her mother and step father, Albert Baldwin.

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

A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL at a later date.
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Charles “Chuck” Nelson Jolly, age 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at his home. Chuck
was born on March 23, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Raymond Jolly and Emma Kathleen (Agers) Jolly.

Chuck was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines. On June 10, 1972, Chuck married Victoria “Vicky” Adams, the
love of his life in East St. Louis, IL and Vicky passed away on July 22, 2017. He retired from CK Power as a service manager after many years of dedicated
service. Chuck was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved telling
jokes and he never met a stranger. Chuck enjoyed golfing and fishing with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved.

In addition to his parents and wife, Chuck was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Williams.

He is survived by his loving children, Rhonda (Bobby) Ponder of Granite City, IL, Charles (Becky) Jolly II of Hammond, LA and Bradley Jolly of Willis, TX; dear
siblings, Jerry Jolly of Granite City, IL, Brenda Howie of Granite City, IL, Joyce Jolly of TN, Jewel Jolly of TN, Raymond (Jane) Jolly of AZ and Jimmy (Diane)
Jolly of NC; proud grandfather to Kenneth (Kaylee) Jolly, Josh (Kaitlin) Bean, Damin Jolly and Lucas Jolly; proud great-grandfather to Loretta Jolly, Leon Jolly
and Lorraine Jolly; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life a memorial gathering will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, with Military honors conducted by the United States
Marines at 12:00 p.m., at Rhonda’s home, 174 Emerald Way East, Granite City, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Jeanette M. Singleton, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:14 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 6, 1941 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Ervin and VisTula (Ables) Doty.

Jeanette retired from the Granite City School District after 35 years of dedicated and loving care as a teacher.

She loved her home, her family and her friends and she had a kind, giving and sharing spirit throughout her life. She was a beloved mother and cherished
her grandson, Brandon. Her friends were an important part of her life and she enjoyed her days of playing cards, traveling and gambling with her family and
friends. Jeanette also had a love for animals and cherished her dog, Rambo.

She is survived by a son, Robert “Bobby” Singleton; grandson, Brandon Singleton; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and David Fitzgerald; stepson and wife,
Perry and Dawn Singleton, Mark and Krissy Singleton, Scott Singleton, Tim Singleton and Mike Singleton; many step grandchildren; special friends, LuAnn,
Margaret and Sam; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Singleton and a sister, Susan F. Doty.

The family would like to thank the staff of Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City for the loving care given to Jeanette for the past two years of her
life. A special thanks to Markisha, Antwuan, Cheryl, Michael and Sam for their love and dedication to giving her life during her stay at Stearns and know that
you made a difference.

A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 with Reverend Mark Maynard
officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society.
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Margaret Mary Hellrich, nicknamed Meaux, 58, of Granite City, Illinois sadly passed away on August 28, 2020 at Stearns
Nursing Home from general health issues and corona virus complications. Margaret had experienced a decline in health
suffering from Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

Margaret was born July 5, 1962 in Granite City, the youngest child of the late Henry James and Genevieve Virginia (Ceschia) Hellrich.

Although born with Down Syndrome, Margaret led a full life with involvement in the Catholic Church, advanced through a Special Education, Sheltered
Workshop employment and multiple overseas trips to Europe and Australia along with many trips with her family and friends from the Workshop throughout
the States and local area. Margaret loved music, dancing and animals along with leopard print clothes. Slowly her health and independence declined until
full time nursing was required.

Margaret is survived by four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Paul Hellrich, Mark and Heidi Hellrich, Lenny and Dianne Hellrich, Jim and Joyce Hellrich; a
sister and brother-in-law, Jeannine (Hellrich) and Glenn Simcock; brother-in-law, Jeff Watkins; nieces and nephews, Haley Hellrich, Christine (Hellrich) and
Steve Martin, Rebecca Hellrich and fiance, Cain Caswell, Matthew Hellrich, Julie (Hellrich) and Joe Yurko, Andy Hellrich, Michael and Becky Hellrich, Jill
(Hellrich) and Kurt Shortridge, Katie (Simcock) and Geoff Daw, Clayton and Lauren Simcock, Eric and Pam Barger, Cory and Andrea Watkins, Megan
(Watkins) and Michael Petersen; great nieces and great nephews, Ethan Seeck, Ethan and Emily Martin, Rylee and Ellie Sitton, James and Miles Shortridge,
Carissa, Hannah and Jesse Daw, Harrison Simcock, Adelaide Hellrich, Hayley Caswell, Daniel Caswell and William Caswell; her boyfriend, Pete Vasquez;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary (Hellrich) Barger and Edna (Hellrich) Watkins.

Margaret brought the gift of empathy and compassion to our family and made us all better people because of it. She will always be loved and missed and
has a special place in our hearts.

A private Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as
celebrant.

Burial will be at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Opportunities, 1510 Seventh St, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Edward C. Laub, age 92, of Lebanon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at his home.

Edward was born on April 1, 1928 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Joseph Laub and Josephine (Bridick) Laub.

Edward proudly served his country in the United States Army. On August 7, 1948, Edward married Arlene J. Hornberger, the love of his life. Edward was a
loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and a friend to many. He retired from Granite City Steel/National Steel as a supervisor in 1986 after thirty-eight
years of service. Edward was an avid golfer and a dedicated hockey fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Edward loved life,
loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy-two years, Arlene Laub of Lebanon, IL; loving sons, William (Jena) Laub of Maryville, IL, Steven (Cathy) Laub of
Granite City, IL and Matthew (Linda) Laub of Lebanon, IL; dear brother, Robert Laub of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Brittney (Sean) Barnes of Granite
City, IL, Lauren Laub of Chicago, IL, Kelli (Ian) Wheat of Minneapolis, MN, Kimberly (Joseph) McCarthy of London, England, Mitchell Laub of Lebanon, IL and
Stuart Laub of Lebanon, IL; proud great-grandfather to Logan Barnes; extended family and many friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020 at College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dwayne Calvin Collins, 59, of Hazelwood, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:18 p.m. Sat. Aug. 22, 2020 at
SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis, MO.

He was born Sept. 2, 1960 in Highland, IL to the late Rollie & Beverly (Price) Collins.

Dwayne was a U.S. Army veteran and had been a driver for John J. Steuby Co.

He is survived by 2 sisters: Kim Collins of Granite City and Molly (Joe) Sosnowski of FL; 3 brothers: Barry (Connie) Collins of Granite City, Scott (Ester)
Collins and Frank Collins of Grand Prairie, TX; and a sister-in-law: Maria Collins of Fairview Heights, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Collins.
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Vicky Lee Widel, 65, of Granite City, Il, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in
Granite City, IL.

She was born September 10, 1954 in Granite City to the late Theodore and Shirley (Martin) Widel.

Vicky is survived by her brother: Jimmy (Brenda) Widel of Granite City; four sisters: Sharon Robbins of Granite City, Linda Foster of Granite City, Jeanie Webb
of Granite City, and Kathy Carper of Edwardsville, IL; and her longtime companion: Jim “Diamond” Pfeifer of Granite City.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Theodore John Widel, Jr.

Vicky was a member of the Word of Life Tabernacle Church.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
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Kathryn Elizabeth Worthen, 84, of Granite City, IL, died at 2:12PM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 9th, 1936 in Pomona, Illinois.

On July 12th, 1952, she married Loren Thomas Worthen in Murphysboro, IL. They were married until his passing in 2012.

She is survived by her brother: David Phillips; 5 sons: Thomas, William, Robert, Michael, and Dennis; 10 grandchildren: Loren Sr., William, Paul, Emily,
Jason, Leighann, Sarah, Shawn, Paige, and Ashley; and 13 great grandchildren: Loren Jr., Hannah, Will, Samantha, Sophia, Eric, Ruby, Brooke, Arlo, Lily,
Kaitlyn, Lexi, and Houston.

Besides her parents, Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband, Loren; and her oldest son, Loren.

She will be missed by all that loved her.
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Rose Marie Cooper, 86, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on July 8, 1934 in Taylorville, IL to Wilbert and Rachel nee:  Innis Griffin.  She worked as a teacher’s aide.  In her free time she loved antiques
shopping, owls and travel.

The loving mother and grandmother is survived by a son, Edward (Magdalene) Oates of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Jennifer Lignoul, Jessica Oates
and Colin Oates; 2 great grandchildren:  Jacob Lignoul and Josh Lignoul; 3 brothers:  Michael (Jan) Griffin of Decatur, IL, Albert Griffin of Cynthiana, IN and
Wilbert J.R. (Tami) Griffin of Kincaid, IL and 2 sisters:  Bonnie (Sally) Mitchelson of Taylorville, IL and Wendy Lee (Patrick) Grafton of Tovey, IL.  Rose will be
greatly missed by her significant other, Robert Cashon; step siblings, Donna Sue Griffith, Alice Marie Johnson, Cheryl Gail Miller, Roseanna Mae Enlow and
Elizabeth Dryden; special friends:  Diane Cashon, Marsha Cashon and Ron Cashon and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Rose is preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Oates; a great grandchild, Joseph Schoolfield; her former husband, Ralph Cooper; her
grandparents who raised her, William and Mamie Griffin; 3 brothers:  William Griffin, Glen Ray Griffin and Gary Griffin and a sister, Margie Hurst.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  The family will hold a memorial service at Oak Hill
Cemetery in Taylorville at a later date.
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Judith A. Fenton, 68 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Judith was born on January 16, 1952 in Belleville; the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Perucca) Glass. Judith was a retired computer operator for IBM
and in her free time she enjoyed her days of spending time with her family. Judith will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they
shared together.

Judith is survived by and will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law; Christopher and Susan Glass of Granite City; grandchildren, Mallory Glass, Jacob
Propes, Meredith Glass, Lauren Propes; brother, Joe and Nancy Glass of St. Louis and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Judith was preceded in death by her husband; Mark. D. Fenton and her brother, Jim Glass

A private family burial will be held at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Collinsville on Friday, August 28, 2020.
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Mary Lou Paterson, 84 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Liberty Village in Maryville.

Mary was born on October 11, 1935 in Madison, IL; the daughter of the late Harvey and Louise (Fowler) Arnhart. Mary retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital in
Granite City from the medical records department and in her free time, Mary loved to spend time with her family and friends. Mary will be remembered for the
love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Vicky and David Cahill of Jacksonville, FL, Richard and Tracey Paterson of Granite City, Scott and Amy
Paterson of Granite City and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Donald F. Paterson, whom she married on January 30, 1954.

In celebration of Mary’s life, a private family visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the
American Cancer Society.
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Esther Dorothy (Papp) Gilmore DeVine, 93, of Collinsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:08 a.m. on
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at her home.

She was born September 11, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John and Esther (Hulka) Papp.

Esther was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City where she was active with the quilting group. She enjoyed her days of sewing and
quilting and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by six children and their spouses, Richard and Pamela Gilmore of Newport New, Virginia, Patricia and Roy Strauser of Maryville, Larry
Gilmore of Kansas City, Kansas, Charles Gilmore Jr. of Granite City, Dottie Gilmore-Snodgrass of Collinsville and Becky Settlemoire of Granite City; ten
grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Josie Diak of Edwardsville and Mary Ann Cowan of Fort Myers, Florida;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Charles Gilmore Sr. whom passed away on November 19, 1988 and later by
Michael DeVine whom passed away on November 19, 2008; a granddaughter, Amy Gilmore and two brothers, Danny Papp and Thomas Papp Sr.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 with Reverend
Bill Hale officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or to St. John Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard Irwin “Dick” Portell, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Christian
Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born November 12, 1925 in Granite City, a son of the late Vincent and Victoria (Coleman) Portell.

He married Emma Christine (Sabo) Portell on October 25, 1947 at the rectory of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1978 from Granite City Steel after 30 years of dedicated service as a conductor. He later retired from the City of Granite City after 15 years of
service as a safety director.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was the recipient of several medals and recognitions.

Dick was a faithful member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City where he served as a delegate, active with the Men’s Breakfast and helped
to organize and active with the church dinner fundraisers throughout the years.

The Granite City Sports Hall of Fame member had a love for sports and enjoyed his many years as a coach for many inner city baseball and softball teams.
He love his days of fishing, camping, woodworking and traveling and was a championship marble player in his youth. He cherished his grandchildren and
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of nearly 73 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Joyce Portell of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-
law, Deborah and Edward Kostecki of Pontoon Beach; four grandchildren and their spouses, Darren and Dana Portell, Craig and Sarah Portell, Mathew and
Melissa Portell and Rebecca and Dominic Spiroff; fourteen great grandchildren, Gary Bryant, Jaelon, McKenna and Luis, McGwire and Abby, Stephen,
Breanna, Brendan, Nicholas, Peyton, Harrison, Annelise, Eliana, Mccayde and Mcclayne; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kay Portell of Granite City, Betty
Portell of St. Louis, Merle McCullough of Granite City, Harold and Nancy Sabo of Granite City, Charles and Pat Sabo of St. Louis and Martha Sabo of
Carlinville; special adopted daughter and her husband, Kathy and Randy Knox of Texas; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura Howe; brothers and sisters-in-laws and sisters and brothers-in-law,
Willard Portell, Donald Portell, William and Julia Portell, Robert Portell, Harold Portell, Angie and Carl Buehler, Hilda and Neil Milton, Rose and Joe
Wahlstadter, Jeanie and Earl Luehmann and Dolores McCullough.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, August 24, 2020 followed by a public
drive-through visitation from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

A private service will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Irwin Chapel with Reverend John Davis and his son, Gary Portell officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Danny M. Bone, 73 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Danny was born on September 4, 1946 in Granite City; the son of the late Oriel and Eurell (Smith) Bone. Danny was a custodian for the Granite City School
District and spent all his free time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored. Danny will be remembered for his loving heart for his family
and all the special times they shared together.

Danny is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Jeanette (Barunica) Bone, whom he married in February of 1965; sons, Danny and Sheri Bone of
Granite City, Trevor and Dawn Bone of Granite City; grandchildren, Danielle Bone, Danny Bone III, Roger Clements, Rachael Clements, Martin Clements,
Maddeline Brummitt; sisters, Cheryl and Steve Phillips, Debbie and Brian Crow; brother, Voyle and Carla Rushing and many other close family members
and friends.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by 2 sons; Oriel and Kyle Bone and a sister, Donna Mitchell.

In celebration of Danny’s life, a private visitation will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Private funeral
services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Duff officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville
Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the family.
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Owen W. Davis Jr., 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020.

He was born in Granite City on November 12, 1926 the son of the late Owen and Irene (Wiedemer) Davis Sr.

He married Betty (Paschedag) Davis on December 14, 1964 and she passed away on July 8, 1991. He later married Bonnie (Simpson) Davis who survives.

Owen retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service in the BOF department.

As a World War II veteran he proudly served his country with the First Signal Company of the United States Marine Corp from 1945 to 1947 having achieved
the rank of Corporal.

He was a long time member of the Elks Lodge 1063, the Knights of Columbus 1048 of Granite City and a Life Member of Amvets Post 204. Owen was of the
Catholic faith having attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Granite City High School where he excelled in football and wrestling. He received a Medal in
the 1944 Ozark Amateur Athletic Union held at the Champaign Invitational Wrestling Meet. In his younger days, Owen was a car enthusiast and could be
seen in his sporty cars. He enjoyed his days of fishing and bowling but hitting the links was his passion having played golf into his nineties. Although he
never boasted he had more that ten holes in one.

Owen was known for his sense of style, humor, quick wit, and always had that mischievous twinkle in his eye. He loved to affectionately cause trouble and
joke with everyone. He will be remembered for his love and special times shared with family and many friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Elaine Gorrell, the mother of his children, two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Wendel and Marilyn Schooley.

He is also survived by a son, Michael (Rebecca) Davis, and daughter, Lynne Davis, as well as many nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed by all
who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In remembrance of Owen please join your friends for a round of golf in his memory. He would have loved to join you. Memorials may be made to support the
Granite City APA.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road on Saturday, August 22, 2020 with Father
Steve Thompson officiating.

A public drive-through visitation will follow from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday.

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

You may view the funeral service livestream on his obituary page at www.irwinchapel.com
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Logan L. Donaldson, 84 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Elmwood Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center in Maryville.

Logan was born on January 11, 1936 in Granite City; the son of the late John and Vernice (Payne) Donaldson. Logan had last worked at Madison High
School as a custodian and gave several years to A.O. Smith as a welder. In his free time Logan enjoyed his days fishing with his daughter or a good round of
golf. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and he will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Logan is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Tammy Lane of Granite City; grandson, Ryan Lane; great-granddaughter, Ella Lane; brothers,
Chuck, Ronald and Carl; sisters, Patty and Edna; brothers-in-law; Bob Lybarger, Charles Lybarger and Don Lybarger.

In addition to his parents, Logan was preceded in death by his wife, Judy (Lybarger) Donaldson, whom he married on September 21, 1957; brothers, Hollis
and Marvin; sisters, Joy and Phyllis; son-in-law, Glen Lane.

In celebration of Logan’s life, a private family funeral will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City followed
by a drive thru visitation starting at 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. A private family burial will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the Metro East Human Society, 8495 Illinois Route 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
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Carol Sue McCoy, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:19 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born February 19, 1948 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Erwin and Mildred (Keel) Stengel.

She married Ronnie Lee McCoy Sr. on June 4, 1966 in Collinsville and he passed away on June 17, 2010.

Carol enjoyed her years as a bus driver with Madison County Transit. She was a faithful member of the former Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in
Granite City and now Love Fellowship Outreach Ministries in Granite City. She loved attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheons through the years. Carol
enjoyed her days of fishing, cross-stitching and making blankets for her grandchildren. She cherished her family and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Cindy McCoy of Mitchell, Ronnie and Jennifer McCoy Jr. of Florissant, Missouri and John and
Erica McCoy of Granite City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Chuck Morris of Granite City and Lisa and Tom Wojcik of Roodhouse; fifteen
grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Karen Stengel of Greenville; three aunts; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 with Reverend
Matthew Ware officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.

You may view the funeral service livestream on her obituary page at www.irwinchapel.com
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Laura Jean Antoff, 61, of Granite City, IL died on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at University Nursing & Rehab Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on June 7, 1959 in Granite City, IL to Carl Richard and Mary Adelle nee: Heth Antoff.

Laura was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She worked for A.G. Edwards in St. Louis, MO and Wells Fargo Advisors. Laura was
a former member of the St. Louis Old Cathedral Choir and had performed with the Showtime Express.

The loving sister is survived by 6 brothers: Tom Antoff of Maryvile, IL, Kevin (Bobbi) Antoff of Harrisburg, NC, Mike (Theresa) Antoff of Collinsville, IL, Keith
(Kathy) Antoff of Granite City, IL, Richard (Carol) Antoff of Bear, DE and Ken (Betty) Antoff of Maryville, IL and 2 sisters: Connie (George) Schwendemann of
Granite City, IL and Christine (Rob) Nevels of Toney, AL. Laura will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and special
friends.

Laura is preceded in death by her parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Bernitta (Nita) Howard, 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away Thurs. Aug. 13, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

She was born Apr. 13, 1939 in West Frankfort, IL to the late Daniel & Reva (Martin) Hedges.

Bernitta was a special needs bus monitor and a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter: Cathe Crisel; a son: Micheal (Karen) Howard of Granite City; 4 grandchildren: Aaron (Tracie) Howard, Amy Cox, Amanda
(Stephen) Asbeck, Anna (Daniel) Selph and 3 sisters: Janet Hodge and Pat Nelsen of Southern Illinois and Mary Smith of Mt. Olive, IL; 12 great
grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Services are private.
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Robert Thomas Robles, Jr, 57, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, August 10, 2020 at his home.

He was born on November 10, 1962 in Oceanside, CA to Robert, Sr and Dorothy nee: Pierce Robles.

Robert married Brenda Hart in Granite City, IL on September 21, 1991.

The loving husband and father enjoyed sports and golfing with friends. He worked as a supervisor for A.G. Edwards in St. Louis for 25 years until he left for
health reasons.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a daughter, Kirsten Robles of Affton, MO and 2 sisters: Sherri (Julius) Gray of Troy, IL and Jeanine (Terry) Cannon of
Panama City, FL.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Ronald Frank Marks, 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sun. Aug. 9, 2020 at his home.

He was born Sept. 4, 1943 in St. Louis, MO to the late Pearl (Heacox) Riti and Frank Marks.

On Dec. 24, 1963, he and Helen Sue Bettis were married in St. Louis, MO.  She survives in Granite City.

Ronald was an assembler for General Motors for 16 years.  He loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 sons: Ronald “Runt” (Carla) Marks of Mulberry Grove, IL, Scott (Tina Gancheff) Marks of Granite City, Joe (Jodi)
Marks of Glen Carbon, IL; a daughter: Heather (Jacob) Geringer of St. Charles, MO; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Virginia Bowman of
Dongola, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Donald Marks; a brother: Frank Marks; and 2 sisters: Donna Schiller and Loretta Stucker.

Services are private.
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Edward Walter Suydam, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:52 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 6, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 16, 1942 in Long Branch, NJ to the late Edward W. & Helen (Haines) Suydam.

On July 30, 1988, he and Joyce Ann Criss were married in St. Louis, MO.  She survives in Granite City.

Ed worked as a carpenter for the stockyards.  He was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church and loved politics.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Edward Walter (Yolanda) Suydam III; a step-daughter: Marsha (George) Hill of Hazelwood, MO; a step-son:
Calvin Dale Walker of Granite City; 6 grandchildren: Susan Terrell , Jared Suydam , Shawn Suydam , Kyle Evans, Shawn Evans, and Sarah Hill; 5 great-
grandchildren; and a sister: Ann Moylan of Granite City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Geraldine Baker and Patricia Moreland .

Services are private.
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Jeanette M. “Jean” Shane, 78, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 3:29 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Alton
Memorial Hospital in Alton, Illinois.

She was born May 22, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Dominick Joseph and Eleanor (Ford) Gagliardi.

She married Jerry L. Shane on September 1, 1962 in Monterey, California and he survives.

Jean was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a proud fighter and survivor of breast cancer. She love watching her favorite
television shows, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, American Idol and Lifetime movie and her soap operas. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Donny Courtney of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law,
Jerry L. and Lisa Shane Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; four grandchildren, Drew, Jake, Cierra and Austin; a great granddaughter, Kennedy; three brothers and
two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Shannon Gagliardi of Waterloo, Illinois, Dominick and Cindy Gagliardi of St. Charles, Missouri and Tony Gagliardi of St.
Charles, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Smith of Missouri and David Coco of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Sannes of Granite City; many
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; a twin infant sister, Janice Gagliardi and Deanna Coco and Theresa Smith.

In celebration of her life, a private memorial gathering and service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ronald E. Pennell, 78, of Collinsville, Illinois, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020.

He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on February 12, 1942, to Russell E. and Dorthea Carroll Pennell. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Mary
Elizabeth Bower (Brian) Charleston, Illinois; Melissa Anne Kimble (Darin), Granite City, Illinois; Amy Holland Davis (Brandon), Los Angeles, California; his
dear friend and mother of his daughters, Margaret Holland Pennell; grandchildren, Brian Leeds Bower, Jr., Michael James Bower (Katy), Evan Graham
Bower, Margaret London Kimble, and Lawson James Kimble; his sister, Linda Pennell Gerlach (Delbert), and nephew, Kyle Walker, Sparta, Illinois. He was
preceded in death by his parents, and niece, Beth Anne Feltenstein.

Ron graduated from East St. Louis High School as Salutatorian in 1959. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University in
1964. He served as President of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Education from Saint Louis University in 1966.

As Department Chairman of the Granite City High School Speech and Theatre Department, he coached Debate and Individual Events, and facilitated the
EMPATHY program for high school students. He served in various leadership roles for the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association, SCOTIE, and the
National Forensics League.

While living in Granite City, he served as a pulpit assistant at First Assembly of God Church and Tri- City Park Tabernacle Church. He was a member of the
Collinsville Masquers Community Theatre Company and the Granite City Summerstage Community Theatre, performing as an actor and director of many
theatrical productions.

One of his greatest joys was watching his family members performing on stage and continuing his passion for the fine arts. He enjoyed studying scripture,
playing golf, and reading.

Ron leaves a legacy of hundreds of Granite City High School students who received the benefit of his understanding and compassion.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald E. Pennell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Attn: Mr. Daren Depew, Principal, Granite City High School, 3148 Fehling
Road, Granite City, Illinois, 62040.

A private family memorial service will be conducted by the Reverend Donald Stratton, followed by a drive-through visitation at the Irwin Chapel Funeral Home
in Granite City on Friday, August 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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Connie J. Hartman, 69 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Connie was born on June 14, 1951 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Howard R. and Helen G. (Guenther) Wigger. Connie was a homemaker and mom
and a member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City. Connie loved and adored her family and she will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Connie is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Robin and Crystal; brother, Gary and Regina Wigger; sisters, Nancy Wigger, Sue Burkhart;
grandchildren, Hayden Lammert, Kaleb Grady, Umbrea Grady and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Grady.

In celebration of Connie’s life, a graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon
with Pastor Chris Sedabres officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Second Baptist Church, 2100 Illinois Ave. in Granite City.
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Robert A. Rouland, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Granite City, IL.

Robert was born on May 24, 1924 in Louisville, KY, a son of the late Alexander Rouland and Ethel (Bacon) Rouland.

On May 17, 1947, Robert married Mary E. Tinsley, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Robert started his career working with his father selling insurance from
1943 until 1955. Then in 1956 he started working for Mercantile Mortgage Company until 1965. From 1965 until his retirement in 1989, Robert worked for
Ashby Insurance Agency for twenty-four years. Robert was a faithful and active member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. He
participated in the choir, taught Sunday school and attended various committee meetings at the church. He also volunteered at the hospital and was a
member of Granite City Odd Fellows Old Six Mile Lodge #87. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He 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, Robert was preceded in death by his siblings, Ernest Rouland, Elmer Rouland and Alice Bost.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Rouland of Granite City, IL; loving children, David (Lori) Rouland of Swansea, IL and Sharon (Jim) Provinse of
Chesterfield, MO; proud grandfather to Jason (Lisa) Provinse, James (Mary) Provinse, Kristin Provinse, Sarah (Jason) Bowman and Megan (Marc)
Wildhaber; proud great-grandfather to Katie, Isabel, Anna, John, Natasha, Micah, Taryn, Gunner, Cecilia, Charlotte, Brayden and Madilyn; nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Albert C. Taylor II, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Evelyn’s House in St. Louis, MO.

Albert was born on July 31, 1945 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Albert C. Taylor and Irma (Genard) Taylor.

Albert enjoyed playing baseball in high school. He played first baseman on the 1963 State Championship team, and Albert was inducted into the Granite City
Hall of Fame. On June 19, 1965, Albert married Carolyn Hensley, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family,
whom he loved dearly. Albert retired from Granite City Steel as a diesel mechanic in the Round House after many years of dedicated service. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Carolyn Taylor of Granite City, IL; loving children, Karla (Robert) Lotz of Collinsville, IL and Allison (Mark) Tornetto of St.
Louis, MO; proud grandfather to Lauren Tornetto of St. Louis, MO, Payton Tornetto of St. Louis, MO, Arron (Brooke) Tornetto of Hawaii and Dominic Tornetto of
St. Louis, MO; extended family and many friends.

Private family graveside service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Albert’s life will be held at a late date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Evelyn’s House. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Mary Ruth Hassler, 95, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Monday, August 10,
2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born March 12, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Joseph P. Hassler Sr. and the late Ruth Mary (Spain) Hassler.

She was a bookkeeper with IBEW Local #309 in Collinsville with 25 years of dedicated service and had previously worked for Madison County Housing
Authority for several years.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and was a member of the Eta Chapter Phi Tau Omega Sorority where she had
served as a Past National President. She was also an associate of The Sisters of Devine Providence since 1989 and had held a leadership position for four
years. Mary was a creative writer, enjoyed her days of traveling and had a love of animals and cherished her cats and dogs throughout the years. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Lois Hassler Jr. of Springfield, Illinois; several nieces; nephews; special friend, Sister Barbara
McMullen of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Hordesky and Betty Paterson.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until a
prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be
held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday 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 in Granite City.
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Richard H. “Dick” Jones, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:36 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

He was born December 17, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Melvin Casey and Nellie Forest (Howard) Jones.

He married Marie (Vincent) Jones on July 5, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas and she passed away on December 6, 1986. He later married Marieta Alice (Motl)
Jones on May 20, 1989 in Granite City and she passed away on February 6, 2012.

He retired in September 1988 after 40 years of dedicated public service. He had served as a street car conductor with the Illinois Terminal Railroad from
1948 until 1955, bus operator with the St. Louis Public Service from 1955 until 1963, a bus driver with the Bi-State Transit from 1963 until 1988 and also
worked part-time with the Granite City School District from 1963 until 1972.

The World War II veteran proudly served his country with the United States Army and was the recipient of several medals and recognitions.He was a member
of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of playing golf. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Dale “Rick” and Barbara Jones of Affton, Missouri, Terry Lee and Marilyn Jones of Affton, Missouri
and Gary and Michelle Daniels of Union, Missouri; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth Marcum of Granite City, Cindy and Stuart Laughlin of
Caseyville and Alice and Steve Laughlin of Pontoon Beach; twelve grandchildren; many great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents and both wives, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Ralph Asbeck.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 with
Reverend John Walter officiating.

You may view the funeral service on livestream at his tribute wall on the funeral home website at www.irwinchapel.com

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Athina Spaskos, 71, of Granite City, IL formerly of Edwardsville, IL, passed away at 12:52 p.m. Tues. July 28, 2020 at her
home.

She was born Sept. 28, 1948 in Vatahori, Greece to the late Dr. Pantelis and Eleni (Karanxha) Spaskos.

She married Gregory White in Edwardsville, IL in the 1970’s. He preceded her in death in 2004.

Athina was an artist, working in watercolors, oils and pencil. She was a 1966 Granite City High School graduate and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in
communications from the University of Illinois in 1970.

She is survived by a brother, Michael Spaskos of Granite City; niece, Johanna Spaskos of Helsinki, Finland and other extended family in the U.S., Canada
and Europe.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Vasilios Spaskos of Helsinki, Finland in 2019 and an infant brother,
Athanasis in Greece.

Services are private.
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Jeanette M. “Jean” Shane, 78, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 3:29 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Alton
Memorial Hospital in Alton, Illinois.

She was born May 22, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Dominick Joseph and Eleanor (Ford) Gagliardi.

She married Jerry L. Shane on September 1, 1962 in Monterey, California and he survives.

Jean was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and a proud fighter and survivor of breast cancer. She love watching her favorite
television shows, Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, American Idol and Lifetime movie and her soap operas. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Donny Courtney of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law,
Jerry L. and Lisa Shane Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; four grandchildren, Drew, Jake, Cierra and Austin; a great granddaughter, Kennedy; three brothers and
two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Shannon Gagliardi of Waterloo, Illinois, Dominick and Cindy Gagliardi of St. Charles, Missouri and Tony Gagliardi of St.
Charles, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Smith of Missouri and David Coco of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Sannes of Granite City; many
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; a twin infant sister, Janice Gagliardi and Deanna Coco and Theresa Smith.

In celebration of her life, a private memorial gathering and service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard H. “Dick” Jones, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:36 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Stearns
Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

He was born December 17, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Melvin Casey and Nellie Forest (Howard) Jones.

He married Marie (Vincent) Jones on July 5, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas and she passed away on December 6, 1986. He later married Marieta Alice (Motl)
Jones on May 20, 1989 in Granite City and she passed away on February 6, 2012.

He retired in September 1988 after 40 years of dedicated public service. He had served as a street car conductor with the Illinois Terminal Railroad from
1948 until 1955, bus operator with the St. Louis Public Service from 1955 until 1963, a bus driver with the Bi-State Transit from 1963 until 1988 and also
worked part-time with the Granite City School District from 1963 until 1972.

The World War II veteran proudly served his country with the United States Army and was the recipient of several medals and recognitions.He was a member
of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and enjoyed his days of playing golf. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Dale “Rick” and Barbara Jones of Affton, Missouri, Terry Lee and Marilyn Jones of Affton, Missouri
and Gary and Michelle Daniels of Union, Missouri; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ruth Marcum of Granite City, Cindy and Stuart Laughlin of
Caseyville and Alice and Steve Laughlin of Pontoon Beach; twelve grandchildren; many great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents and both wives, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Ralph Asbeck.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 with
Reverend Susan Harrison officiating.

You may view the funeral service on livestream at his tribute wall on the funeral home website at www.irwinchapel.com

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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Tana Opich, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab
in Granite City.

She was born January 11, 1951 in McGee, Missouri, the daughter of the late Lyman D. and Georgie P. (Berrong) Rodgers.

She married Robert “Bob” Opich on August 27, 1976 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She had worked several years as a unit secretary at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City
and enjoyed her years of bowling.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Nikki Rodgers of Granite City; several nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Andrew and Edward Opich.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
Father Alfred Tumwesigye will officiate.

You may view the funeral service livestream on her tribute wall on the Irwin Chapel at www.irwinchapel.com

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

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy “Dot” Cathey, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at her home. Dot was born on
June 15, 1931 in Ellery, IL, a daughter of the late James Taylor and Alberta (Smith) Taylor.

Dot was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. In 1951, Dot graduated nursing school with honors, and in 1954 she became
a Nurse Anesthetist. She retired from Surgacare in Normandy, MO, after many years of dedicated service. On September 25, 1955, Dot married Bobby
James Cathey, the love of her life, and Bobby passed away on February 22, 2017. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Dot 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, Dot was preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Kenneth Taylor; sister-in-law, Melva Taylor; and by her faithful
companion, Molly.
She is survived by her loving son, Phillip Cathey of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Allison Barton of Granite City, IL and Debbie Sidebottom of
Jefferson City, MO; several great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Private visitation will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, private funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Nancy Marie (Deters) Thomason, 55, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her
home.

She was born September 28, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of Sue (Biggins) Frazier of St. Louis and the late Norman Deters and Don
Frazier.

She married Gary W. Thomason on December 16, 1994 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She worked many years as a courier and was working for Lab Express in St. Louis for the past two years.

Nancy was very artistic and creative and loved working with crafts. She loved her days of antique shopping, her love for animals, traveling and cherished her
sun and beach time. She was always up for a good drive and never wanted to waste a good day. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and mother, she is survived by her son, Nicholas “Mike” Deters of St. Louis; two stepdaughters, Amy Cox of Tennessee
and Anna Selph of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Anna, Blake, Faith, Abbie, Bailey, Daniel and Reese; a sister, Karen Strohmeyer of Noblesville, Indiana;
several nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved fathers, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Stallings and two brothers, Chris Deters and Mark Frazier.

In accordance to her wishes, a private celebration of her life gathering will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Irwin Chapel in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Ann Crayne, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Mary was born on July 26, 1946 in Chester, IL, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee Skaggs and Mary Ellen (Worley) Skaggs.

Mary was a loving, mother, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She worked for Illinois Central School Bus Company as a bus monitor for many years. Mary
enjoyed sewing, shopping and listening to country music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Mary 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, Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Grant W. Crayne and Larry Kinnard; and by a daughter, Dana Crayne.

She is survived by her loving children, Stacy (Zac) York of High Ridge, MO and Aaron (Sarah Kreider) Kinnard of Granite City, IL; dear stepchildren, Grant A.
Crayne of Springfield, IL and Lesa (Win) Mahnee of Springfield, IL; siblings, Thomas Skaggs of Oak Grove, MO, Andrew (Sherry) Skaggs of Alton, IL, Betty
(Robin) Williams of Sandoval, IL, Timothy Skaggs of Sandoval, IL and Wayne (Diane) Skaggs of Mt. Vernon, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

Private visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a second private visitation being held on
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Day Macz Funeral Home, 311 N. Pine, Sandoval, IL.

In celebration of her life, a private funeral service will follow the visitation on Saturday at Day Macz Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sandoval Cemetery in
Sandoval, IL.
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Gerri Ann Settlemoir, 91, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 10:25AM on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Solstice Senior
Living in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

She was born on February 10, 1929 at a Foundling Home in St. Louis, Missouri and was adopted by John and Josephine Pieszchalski. She grew up on a
farm in DuBois, Illinois, and graduated from high school in Ashley, Illinois.

She married Edward John Settlemoir, now deceased, on November 25, 1979. They were happily married for over 40 years.

Over the years Gerri worked at Continental Can, General Cable and Ravenelli’s Italian Restaurant. She was very well known as an extraordinary cook and
she won numerous blue ribbons for her cake baking at the DuQuoin, Illinois State Fair. She loved serving Jesus Christ with all her heart, and in her later
years her children found numerous journals, in her wonderful handwriting, filled with sermon notes and personal prayers and her deep thoughts about Bible
verses. Her Bible was well worn and also filled with her personal notes in the margins. Gerri was a godly woman of unusual integrity, wisdom and virtue.
She was a genuine Proverbs 31 beloved woman of honor, and she left her mark of godly influence on all of us. One of her favorite Bible verses was John 3:
16 - “God so loved the world that He sent His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have everlasting life.” During these
last years she looked forward every day to going home to her heavenly mansion to be with her best Friend and Savior Jesus Christ.

With her husband Edward, they attended Gateway Family Church in Glen Carbon, Illinois and years before at New Life Christian Center, St. Louis Missouri,
where they were active and lively in the senior JOY group (Just Older Youth)!! Gerri was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and listened to games on
the radio daily.

She is survived by her son, Gary Schmitz and daughter-in-law Barbara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, four step daughters and two sons-in-law, Cindy and Mike
Hoy of Noblesville, Indiana, Vicki Settlemoir of Brookeville, Indiana, Liz Frisella of Davenport, Florida and Maggie and Hans Wiemann of Creve Coeur,
Missouri; two step sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Jan Settlemoir of Granite City and Hyet and Sheree Settlemoir of Shiloh, Illinois; many
grandchildren; great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Saturday, August 8th, 8:30AM until time of
funeral service at 10:30AM, with Reverend Greg Morrison officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Dorothy Nell McCoy, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Stearns Nursing
and Rehab in Granite City.

She was born July 4, 1925 in Murray, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William Dempsey and Lois Ellen (Kirk) Jones.

She married Grover McCoy in 1947 and he passed away on November 19, 1986.

She retired from Midwest Window in St. Louis after many years of dedicated service as a maker of draperies.

She was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of shopping and sewing. She cherished her grandchildren and
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna McCoy and Cathy “Sue” Culpepper; three grandchildren and their spouses, Jenny and Joe Miller, Carrie and Scott
Morton and Tim and Elizabeth McCoy; fourteen great grandchildren; fourteen great-great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Gene Hull;
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary McCoy; a son-in-law, Jerry Culpepper; a sister, Mary Cuppett and
two brothers, Billy Gene and Robert Jones.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Friday, August 7, 2020 with Reverend Brian
Smith officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Tri-Cities Area Association for Handicapped and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marvin Wiedemer,95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:46 a.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Cedarhurst of Granite
City.

He was born in Granite City on January 19, 1925, a son of the late Marcus and Mamie (Corrigan) Wiedemer.

Marvin retired from Boeing in St. Louis after many years of dedicated service with aircraft modifications. The World War II veteran proudly served his country
with the United States Army Air Corp and was the recipient of several medals and recognitions. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Granite City and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-City Council #1143 in Granite City.

Marvin enjoyed his days of traveling throughout the United States as well as many countries. He was very generous with his time having served as a Troop
Leader with the St. Elizabeth Church Boy Scouts, a volunteer with the Tri-Cities Area Association for Handicapped as a bus driver, and as a Big Brother for
many years. He provided many scholarships to students at St. Elizabeth School to continue their education at Father McGivney Catholic High School. These
scholarships will continue in his memory with the Marvin Wiedemer Scholarship Fund.

Marvin was known for his great wit and sense of humor, as well as his kindness and generosity and was loved by all who knew him. He will be remembered
for his love and special times shared with family and friends. In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by his two nieces, Shirley (Frank)
Wendel and Marilyn Schooley. He is survived by a nephew, Owen W. Davis Jr.; great nieces and nephews, Lynne Davis, Michael (Rebecca) Davis, Janice
Wendel, Ed Wendel, Bill Schooley, Jack Schooley, Tom (Kathy) Schooley, Rick (Joyce) Schooley, Cassie (Mark) Iken; and other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral
Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Alfred Tumwesigye as celebrant. For those who wish to attend, please sign up at www.signupgenius.
com/go/8050a4aa5ad23a1f94-marvin. The Funeral Mass may be viewed livestream at the Facebook page of St. Elizabeth Church. Burial with military honors
will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to The Marvin Wiedemer Scholarship Fund or to Masses.

Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements. www.irwinchapel.com
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Clara Donna Wood 60, of Granite City, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her home.

Dee Dee was born on October 23, 1959 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late Clinton David and Alberta Marie (Graves) Wood Moscicki. Dee Dee was
a homemaker, mom and grandmother who loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending her days making memories with her family.
Dee Dee will be remembered for all the special times she shared taking care of her family, friends and everyone else in the neighborhood nearby.

Dee Dee is survived by and will be missed by her children; Lisa and Tony Schoeber of Granite City, Melanie R. Wood of Granite City, Anna M. Wood of Granite
City, Zachary D. and Jessica Wood of Granite City, Angelica M. Wood and Brianna of Granite City, Estrella M. Wood of Granite City; grandchildren, Devin,
Irene, Enrique, Leticia, Vaneza, Alejandro, Emiliano, Juliana, Jaxen, Joseph; great-grandchildren, Javonni, Giselle; sister, Alberta Sutton; brothers, Lewis and
Carol Wood, Billy and Terry Wood, Steven Moscicki and many other close family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Dee Dee was preceded in
death by her brothers; Joseph and Michael Moscicki.

In celebration of Dee Dee’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. at Gateway
Family Church, 97 Oaklawn Road in Glen Carbon with Pastor Sandy Schoeber officiating. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the
family.
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Teckla “Tillie” Misaelidis, age 98, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her home. Tillie was born in
Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Stephen Rydgig and Mary (Urban) Rydgig.

Tillie was a member of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Madison, IL. Teckla was raised in Madison, IL along with her three sisters and two
brothers. She was baptized into the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Madison, IL. After graduating high school, she worked in St. Louis as a
secretary. Later, she moved to Wyoming and became a court stenographer.

In 1963, Teckla decided to make a big change in her life and went to work for the Agency for International Development (AID) in Yemen. There Teckla met her
future husband, Michael Misaelidis, who was from Greece. After their contract with AID was completed they were married in Athens, Greece in 1967. They
lived in Madison, IL until Mike went to work for the World Bank. At that time, they moved to Staten Island, NY and Mike began a career of doing feasibility
studies all over the world.

Teckla and Mike lived all over the world. They did set up home in Granite City, Illinois and Alexandria, Virginia. They would stay at either residence when they
were not traveling abroad. If Teckla could not go on assignment with Mike, she always returned home to Granite City. Teckla loved her family and always
wanted to be a part of their lives. Even though Teckla and Michael never had children of their own, they were a fixture in all of their nieces and nephews lives,
along with their children.

In addition to her parents and husband, Tillie was preceded in death by her siblings, Alexander Rydgig, Paul Rydgig, Andrew Rydgig, Sophia Greene, Mary
“Mamie” Bladdick and Mildred Urban Rydgig.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extend family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with Father
Nicholas Finley officiating. Interment will be in Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 416 Ewing Avenue, Madison, IL 62060. Donations will be accepted at the
funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Danial D. Churovich Sr., 88, of Granite City passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 23, 1931 in Granite City to Roscoe and Johanna (nee: Makler) Churovich. He married Carol Ray August 22, 1959 in Granite City. Dan
worked for Tri City Grocery, General Steel and Castings for 10 years, State of Illinois for 6 years and Madison and Bond Counties for 25 years as the
Employment Training Director. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 835 and East St. Louis Ainad Shriner’s Temple. He served on the Madison County
Board for 5 years and as a Democratic Precinct Committeemen for 12 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Churovich of Granite City; daughter, Dana Churovich of Granite City; son, Danial “Donny” Churovich Jr of Granite
City; grandchildren, Danial Andres Churovich and Desiree’ Rodriguez; great grandchildren, Valeriya and Emelia; four sisters-in-law, Fay Churovich of
Collinsville, Ruth Churovich of St. Louis, MO, Christine Churovich of Ferguson and Glenda Neff of Leasburg, MO that he helped raise.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alex, Melvin and George Churovich and two sisters-in-law that he helped raise, Sue Batson and
Cathy Manues.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions of gatherings of 50 or less, a private visitation will be held Monday, August 3, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Granite City.
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John Henry Obenhaus Sr., 84 of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Mon. July 27, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Nov. 25, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to the late August and Catherine (Krejci) Obenhaus.

On July 20, 1961, he and Carol Sue Dunn were married in St. Louis.  She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Obenhaus retired from Cupples Rubber Co. after 40 years of service.  He loved spending time with his kids, teaching
them to fish, hunt and ride motorcycles. He also loved racecars and watching races at the Tri-City Speedway.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Carla (Ron) Brewer of Maryville; a son: John Henry (Nora Renee)
Obenhaus Jr. of Granite City; 6 grandchildren: Carrie, John III, Justin, Keith, Steven and Nicole; 6 great-grandchildren:
Olivia, Miya, Rylee, Anderson, Ethan and Landon; and a brother: Harry Joe Obenhaus of St. Charles, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Rose Winkle, Betty Eich and Kate Dixon; and 3 brothers;
Danny, Fred and Gus Obenhaus.

The family will hold a private memorial service.
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James R. “Jim” McKechan, 78 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home
surrounded by his family.

Jim was born on February 18, 1942 in Granite City; the son of the late John and Helen (McMahan) McKechan. Jim was the
owner and recruiter of Search Source Incorporated and a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City.
Jim was a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge 1063 where he served as a past Exalted Ruler, and a member of the
Granite City Moose Lodge. Jim started the Granite City Elks Youth Athletics Soccer Program in 1982. He coached many
Soccer and Baseball teams. Jim was an avid sports fan and a well known outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and
playing a good round of golf. His greatest joy was spending time with his Family and Friends. He will be remembered for
all the special times they shared together. He was loved by many and never met a stranger.

Jim is survived by and will be missed by his wife of 57 years; Linda L. (Cox) McKechan, whom he married on July 22, 1963;
his children, Erin and Jim Thurmond of Granite City, James(Jimmy) and Amy McKechan of Granite City, Mark and Billie
McKechan of Carlinville, Meagan and Scott Kohler of Granite City; grandchildren, Claire Thurmond, Brenden McKechan,
Mya McKechan, Evan McKechan, Jake and Shae Caldwell, Ridge Regan; brothers, Jerry and Suzanne McKechan, Jack
and Marilyn McKechan and numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter; Cheryl McKechan; grandson, Carter McKechan;
special uncle, James “Uncle Mac” McMahan.

In celebration of Jim’s life, a drive by visitation will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Private family funeral services will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be scheduled for a later date at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Vitas Hospice.
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Catherine A. “Katie” Hommert, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:38 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at her son’s
home in Ballwin, Missouri.

She was born November 8, 1926 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late Henry and Naomi (Keller) Colligan.

She married Orville Edward Hommert on November 1, 1947 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he passed away on October 29,
2017.

She retired in 1985 from the Department of Defense after 40 years of dedicated service as a systems analyst.

Katie was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed her many years volunteering along with her husband with the Shriners. She
loved to shop and was always on the lookout for a good sale and enjoyed visiting with friends at the Soulard Coffee Garden. She cherished her
grandchildren and will always be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son John E. Hommert of Ballwin, Missouri; two grandsons, Brian (Jessica Trolinger) Hommert of Affton, Missouri and Andy (Sara
Jeffries) Hommert of Monroe City, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Matthew Hommert and Rachel Hommert; a brother, Edward (Betty) Colligan; three
sisters, Doris Colligan, Patricia (Richard) Vorwald and Margaret Zagar; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 70 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sido.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:
00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson
as celebrant.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary E. Baugus, 59 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Mary was born on August 25, 1960 in Tennessee; the daughter of the late Burl and Shirley M. (Parris) Ottinger Wise. Mary was a medical debt collector for
Credit Control in Maryland Heights and in her free time Mary enjoyed her days of gardening and preparing holiday meals for the family and was a huge
Young and Restless fan. Mary loved her family, especially her grandbabies, who she adored. Mary will be remembered for how she loved her family and all
the special times they shared together.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Amy Deveau of Granite City, Nicole and Christopher Geiler of St. Jacob, Jerri and Andrew Frost of
Flora, Tara Baugus of Granite City; friend and father of her children, Joe Baugus of Granite City; grandchildren, Joseph Bonvicino, Madison Dietz, Camden
Geiler, Carsyn Geiler, Karlee Baugus, Kyler Baugus, Lydi Ann Petrillo, Karleigh Frost, Mollie Frost; great-grandchild, Finnley Bonvicino; brother, Larry and
Vicki Ottinger; sisters, Sherry “Red” and Clinton Dotson, Hope and Steve Dietz; sister-in-law, Cathie Ottinger.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Ottinger and son-in-law, Kenny Deveau.

In celebration of Mary’s life, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with a private family service to follow at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Gary J. Range, 68 a lifelong resident of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, July
30, 2020 at his home.

Gary was born on October 8, 1951 in Granite City; the son of the late Anthony L. and Ruby A. (Dickman) Range. Gary was a project manager and senior
estimator for C. Rallo General Contracting in St. Louis, retiring in 2013. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was a huge St. Louis Cardinal
and Fighting Illini fan. Gary enjoyed his days of working crossword puzzles and spending time with his family. Gary will be remembered for the love of his
family and all the special times they shared together.

Gary is survived by and will be missed by his wife; GayAnn (Witt) Range, whom he married on August 20, 1994; his children, Jennifer and Michael Strathman
of O’Fallon, MO, David and Lisa Range of Lake St. Louis, MO, Daniel and Meredith Range of Brooklyn, NY, Jennifer Cassity of St. Louis, MO, Trisha and
Michael Smith of Collinsville, IL; grandchildren, Chelsea and Sean Baumann, Emma Range, Robby Range, Olivia Range, Lucy Strathman, Annie Strathman;
sisters, Rita Marie Range, Marge and Ken Frechette; brother, Tony Range.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Bret Cassity.

In celebration of Gary’s life, a visitation will be held with a prayer service on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Funeral services will follow on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City with Fr. Steve Thompson celebrating. Burial will be at
Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church, Heartland Hospice or the Siteman Cancer
Center.
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Lanny Leon Rainwater, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at his home with his daughters by
his side.

Lanny was born on April 27, 1940 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Jesse J. Rainwater and Marie M. (Stimson) Rainwater.

Lanny was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country with pride. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and
a friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his cherished pets. Lanny retired from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis, MO, as
an engineer after many years of dedicated service. Lanny 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, Lanny was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Johnson.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Lea Ann (Michael) Bollinger of Maryville, IL and Jae Lynn (Michael) Kuberski of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Barbara
Johnson of Granite City, IL and Jo Marie (Billy) Ellis of Staunton, IL; proud grandfather to Lauren, Danielle, Ella; proud great-grandfather to Kinnidi and Vann;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private graveside service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Buck Road Cemetery, Maryville, IL, with Pastor Mark Maynard
officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com
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Velma B. (Turner) Petrillo, age 95, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehab Center, Granite City, IL.

Velma was born on June 6, 1925 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Oscar Turner and Esta (Smith) Turner Thomas.

On December 13, 1941, Velma married Nicholas “Nick” Petrillo, the love of her life, and Nick passed away on June 16, 1997. Velma was a faithful member of
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She retired from the packing department in 1988 from Mallincrodt Chemical in St. Louis, MO, after twenty-
three years of dedicated service. Velma enjoyed bowling on the Senior Bowling League and playing cards with Variety Card Club in Granite City, IL. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family whom she loved dearly. Velma will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Velma was preceded in death by a son, Michael Petrillo; sister, Maxine Abrams; and by three grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, James (Carla) Petrillo of Bellhaven, VA; daughter-in-law, Caroline Petrillo of Godfrey, IL; sister, Betty Mathenia of Granite City, IL;
proud grandmother to Nicholas, David and Renee; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with the funeral
service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

Velma will be laid to rest next to Nick at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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John Henry Obenhaus Sr., 84 of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Mon. July 27, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville, IL.

He was born Nov. 25, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to the late August and Catherine (Krejci) Obenhaus.

On July 20, 1961, he and Carol Sue Dunn were married in St. Louis.  She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Obenhaus retired from Cupples Railroad Co. after 40 years of service.  He loved spending time with his kids, teaching them to fish, hunt and ride
motorcycles. He also loved racecars and watching races at the Tri-City Speedway.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Carla (Ron) Brewer of Maryville; a son: John Henry (Nora Renee) Obenhaus Jr. of Granite City; 6
grandchildren: Carrie, John III, Justin, Keith, Steven and Nicole; 6 great-grandchildren: Olivia, Miya, Raleigh, Anderson, Ethan and Landon; and a brother:
Harry Joe Obenhaus of St. Charles, MO.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Rose Winkle, Betty Eich and Kate Dixon; and 3 brothers; Danny, Fred and Gus Obenhaus.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Ruthann M. Thomas, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

She was born November 18, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Edward and Martha (Severs) Toedtli.

She married Joseph S. Thomas on June 10, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on January 8, 2014.

She retired from the State of Missouri after 30 years of dedicated service as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the St. Louis Developmental Disabilities
Treatment Centers.

Ruthann enjoyed her days of fishing, playing bingo and bowling. Ruthann bowled many years Woman’s Bowling Association on many leagues and teams
including the Sunday Night Mixed, Early at Last, Almost 10, Granny Bowl, Sunday Twilights and the Alley Cats. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Toedtli and husband, Salvador of Carbondale and Melissa Marsh and husband, James of Granite City; seven
grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph “Joey” Thomas III and a grandson, Joshua Medlock.

In celebration of life, a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Private funeral services will be held at Irwin
Chapel on Friday, July 31 with Reverend Greg Dickerman officiating.

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

Memorials may be made the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Roger A. Laws, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:44 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Extended
Care in Brentwood, Missouri after a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born May 16, 1951 in Paragould, Arkansas, a son of the late Jesse and Clarice (Woodward) Laws.

He married Donna J. (Hill) Laws on November 3, 1972 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2012 from Granite City Steel after 39 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City where he was an active member of the Men’s Club where he devoted much time for
many activities. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 in Granite City. He had coached and cheered for the Holy
Family School boys and girls basketball teams for over 30 years. He was an alumni of Milliken University where he had played baseball. Roger had a love of
music and sports throughout his life and was an extreme fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mizzou Tigers and the Holy Family Hawks.

No matter how you knew him, Roger, Rog, Coach Rogbo, Uncle Rog or Grandpa Roger, he will be great missed. He was proud of his family and especially
his two grandchildren whom will be lucky to hear plenty of stories through the years.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 47 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Kristin Laws of Granite City; two cherished
grandchildren, Lucy and Benjamin Laws; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Corinne Laws of Chicago; two sisters, Carole Whitford of Granite City and
Kathy Grant of Alton; two sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, Rena and Jerome Boyer of Granite City and Janice and Kevin Wilson of Granite City; nieces and
nephews, Hannah and Meredith Wilson, Blake Boyer, Leah Cathorall, Jessica Smith and Robert Laws; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, David Hill.

A drive-through visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as
celebrant.

A Celebration of his life is also being planned for May 2021 for all to join and remember a life well lived.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Family School and may be accepted at the funeral home or church.
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Clifford Charles Dawson, 49, of Granite City, IL passed away at 3:23 p.m. Thurs. July 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1970 in Belleville, IL to the late Theodore John and Louisa Katherine (Preschbacher) Dawson.

Clifford worked for P.T.I. Professional Transportation.  He loved to bowl and watch wrestling and football and listen to heavy metal music, especially AC/DC.

He is survived by 2 brothers: John Dawson of Mascoutah, IL and Billy Dawson of Sparta, IL; and a sister: Pauline Schrauth of Freeburg, IL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmie Dawson.

Services are private.
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Linda Faye Vaughn, 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:08 a.m. Thurs. July 23, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER.

She was born May 23, 1949 in Granite City to the late Clarence & Emily (Flippo) Bolton.

On Apr. 12, 1969 she and Donald Lee Vaughn were married in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.

Linda worked at CPI photo processing in St. Louis for over 20 years. She loved spending time with family and singing karaoke.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters: Kelly Will, Emily Vaughn and Elaine (Paul) Jones; a son: Steve (Marissa) Vaughn; 8
grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren all of Granite City; and a sister: Janice Novak of Auburndale, FL.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Bolton.

Services are private.
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Delores A. Filkins, 83 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020 at her home.

Delores was born on August 28, 1936 in West City, IL; the daughter of the late James E. and Evelyn (Mandrell) Kearney Glasgow. Delores was a
homemaker, mom and wife who was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City. Delores enjoyed her days of taking care of her
family and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Delores is survived by and will be missed by her sons and daughters-in-law; Dave and Rebecca Filkins of Mascoutah, IL, John and Karen Filkins of
Bellevue, NE, Don and Lisa Filkins of Dunlap, IL, Tim and Pam Filkins of Granite City, IL; sister, Brenda and Edward Cullen of Machesney Park, IL;
granddaughters, Sharon Filkins, Jennifer (Paul) Shook, Michelle (Colt) Hester, Ellen Filkins, Emily Filkins; great-grandchildren, Hunter Shook, Seth Shook,
Emett Shook, Austin Shook, Tatum Shook, Westley Shook, Harley Hester and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her husband; Jack L. Filkins, whom she married on February 13, 1952; her son, James Daniel
“Danny” Filkins and half brother, William Manis.

In celebration of Delores’s life, a visitation will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim
Filkins officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers
memorial donations are suggested to the Methodist Cluster Breakfast Ministry.
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Lonnie Joe Huffman, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Barnes Hospital in
St. Louis, Missouri.

Joe was a man of faith. He loved God, his family, and his church- Mt. Zion General Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing with his many special friends. He was
a faithful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a special brother to J.D. Huffman and Charlotte Mize. Joe would want the
world to know how much he loved his wife, Donna of 54 years, his daughter, Rochelle (Robert) O’Leary of Collinsville, IL, his son, Darren Huffman of Granite
City, IL, his granddaughters Madalan (Travis) Hoguet and Alynnah O’Leary (special friend Zachary Stenger) of Collinsville, IL, and his very special three-
month-old great granddaughter Hadley Hoguet.

Joe was born in Cairo, IL on September 22, 1944 to Leonard and Mae Huffman. He grew up in Tamms, IL and attended Tamms Grade School. After
graduating from Alexander County Central High School, he moved to Granite City, IL. He worked 10 years at General Steel until closing. He worked 32 years
as a conductor for Illinois Central Railroad until he retired.

Joe enjoyed growing big vegetables in his garden, but most of all spending time together and traveling with his family. He loved watching his
granddaughters play soccer more than he loved to watch the cardinals play baseball.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father: Leonard and Mae Huffman, sisters: Imogene Johnson and Sheila Bridges, Brothers-in-law: Charles
Bridges, Charles Mize, Harry Fletcher, James White, and Leon White, Sisters-in-law: Patricia Paskus, Brenda Chastain, Sheila Clubb, and Rita White, Father-
in-law: Luther White, Mother-in-law: Mattie Clubb, and Stepmother-in-law: Geneva White.

To mourn his loss, his beloved wife Donna, Daughter: Rochelle (Robert) O’Leary, Son: Darren Huffman, Granddaughters: Madalan (Travis) Hoguet, Alynnah
O’Leary (Zachary Stenger), Great Granddaughter: Hadley Hoguet, Sister: Charlotte Mize, Sisters-in-law: Catherine (Ron) Burchett, Elizabeth (Jim) Ellenberg,
Margaret Fletcher, Judy (Lonnie) Buchanon, Barbara (John) Whitley, Connie (Donald) Eaton, Debra Clubb, and Lavone Bridges, Brother: J.D. Huffman,
Brothers-in-law: Mark Johnson, Charles (Wanda) White, Edward White, Tony (Cathleen) White, David Chastain, lots of nieces, nephews and many special
friends.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their kindness and love while caring for Joe at Davita Dialysis in Granite City, IL as well as the special doctors and
nurses at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Joe was loved more than words could ever express. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Steven Gray.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joe’s honor to Mt. Zion General Baptist Church (2827 Mockingbird Lane Granite City, IL 62040).

Burial at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In my father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2
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Janice Rae Boyd, 71, of Granite City passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Christian North East Hospital.

She was born May 19, 1949 in Granite City to Raymond and Ruth (Neuling) Jackson. She married Tim Boyd November 1, 1969 in Granite City. Janice loved
spending time with her children and granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Tim Boyd of Granite City; two daughters, Tiffany Boyd and fiancé, Zachary Hicks of Granite City and Dennetta
(Neil) Podnar of Fenton, MO and granddaughter, Abigail Podnar.

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

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions of gatherings of 50 or less a private visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City. Online guest book available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Lynda Jean Schertz, 60, of Pontoon Beach Passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born April 16, 1960 in Granite City to Charles and Carole (nee: Cox) Canady. She married Alvin W. Schertz October 26, 2002 in Granite City; he
preceded her in death August 5, 2008. Lynda worked at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. She loved watching Cardinals’ baseball and Blues’
hockey. She was member of the Second Baptist Church in Granite City and AMVETS Post 51.

She is survived by her two daughters, Hannah Goeller of Granite City and Hayley Schertz of Granite City; mother, Carole Canady of Granite City; sister, Amy
(Scott) Dill of Poplar Bluff, MO; sisters in law, Lisa Canady of Highland, Paula Goeller and Teresa Osborn of Granite City and Lola Germano of Spokane, WA
and two aunts, Kathy Tinsley of Granite City, Shirley Mitchell of Collinsville and Sharon Gibson of Granite City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, father, and brother, Robert Canady.

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions of gatherings of 50 or less a private visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in
Granite City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up at GCS Credit Union; Schertz Family Memorial Fund Account # 811780. Online guest book
available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Willard L. Bloodworth, 77, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite
City, IL.

He was born on January 2, 1943 in Anna, IL to George and Lenore nee: Thomas Bloodworth.

Willard married Mary Turner in Anna, IL on June 14, 1964.

The U.S. Army veteran worked at as an industrial painter for the painters union. His summer hobby was mowing grass throughout the village of Pontoon
Beach, which he was recognized for his services, and his winter hobby was model trains.

Besides his wife, Willard is survived by a son, Ronnie (Darlene) Bloodworth of Collinsville, IL; 2 grandchildren: Tessa (Austin Killian) Bloodworth and Alex
Bloodworth; 1 great grandchild, Kadyn and several nieces and nephews.

Willard is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Larry Bloodworth and Donnie Bloodworth and 2 sisters: Janet Smith and Wilma Limpert.

A private graveside service will be held at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Howard Wade Green, 71, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 3, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to Howard and Eulala nee: Hopson Green.

Howard married Christine Bialczak on August 10, 1968 in Madison, IL.

The U.S. Army veteran was owner of Hooch & Sixteens Bar in Granite City, IL for 26 years. He was a member of the Shriners, Amvets, VFW, The Madison
County License Beverage Association and the ILBA. Howard enjoyed playing golf and billiards.

The loving husband and father is survived by his wife, a daughter, Anna (Jeff) Winn of Granite City, IL; 2 sons: Brian (Wendy) Green of Jonesboro, AR and
David (Destini) Green of Troy, IL; 8 grandchildren: Trent Green, Luke Green, Taylor Winn, Haylee Winn, Tessa Winn, Jameson Winn, McKinley Green and
Mabry Green and one grandchild on the way.

Besides his parents, Howard is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Ernest “Frank” Green and Glenn Green and 2 sisters: Glorious “Gloria” Chandler and
Patricia Green.

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

The family will hold a private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hooch & Sixteens Bar in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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Henry C. Snell III, “Hammering Hank”, 65, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born June 20, 1955 in Granite City, a son of the late Deborah L. (Fudge) Snell and the late Henry C. Snell Jr.

He retired from Division of Homeland Security in Clay City, Clay County, State of Illinois after 28 years of dedicated service in Civil Defense . The United
States Army veteran proudly served his country as a supply clerk. He was also the former owner of Snell Contracting in Flora, Illinois.

He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS Post 204 in Madison where he had served as a past officer and historian. Henry also was a lifetime member of the
American Legion Post 307 in Pontoon Beach, member of the Masonic Lodge #51 in Flora, Mississippi Club in St. Louis for 32 years and Odd Fellows Lodge
#87 in Granite City and past member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles Lodge in Flora. He also enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Becky and David Moore of Granite City, Cynthia Moon of Lima, Ohio, Theresa Snell of Cottage Hills; five
grandchildren, Jeffrey Johnson, Brianna Johnson, Chad “C.J. Moon Jr., Cayla Moon and Christopher Moon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and
Shawn Snell I. of Edwardsville and William Henry and Judy Snell of Pacific, Missouri; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and James Craig of Edwardsville
and JoAnn and Dale Stephens of Granite City; sister-in-law, Mary Snell of Moline; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry E. Snell.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Thursday, July 23, 2020 with Reverend Sam Hart
officiating.

You may view the funeral service on livestream at www.irwinchapel.com.

Private burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Betty Sue (Fisk-Rice) Gay, 89, of Granite City, Illinois went home to be with her savior at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 18,
2020 at the Care Center of Center Grove in Edwardsville.

She was born January 31, 1931 in North Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Benjamin Turl and Anna Elizabeth (Knight) Fisk.

She married Don “Lefty” Gay in October 1958 and he passed away on May 17, 1995.

She had worked with the Granite City School District with 14 years of dedicated service in the cafeteria. She was a faithful member of Tri-City Assembly of
God Church in Granite City and a former member of City Temple Assembly of God Church in Granite City. Betty was a Sunday school teacher, choir director,
worship leader and a member of the King’s Daughters Trio.

In addition to her second husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvia William Rice; siblings; Charles Fisk, Bonnie Fisk,
Talmage Fisk, Robert Fisk and Shirley (Fisk) Anderson.

Her children are and were; Shirley aka Cindy (Rice-Mahoney) Burkett (spouse Jerry), Kathy aka Susie (Rice) Hartmann, Jimmy Rice (spouse Pam), Robert
(Gay) Grant - deceased, Randy (Gay) Grant and Rich (Gay) Grant. Two step children, Buz Gay and Kathy (Gay) Charest. 15 Grandchildren; Travis Mahoney
(spouse Cindy), Tracy Mahoney (spouse Marcia), Lynda (Mahoney) Bolla (spouse George), Josh Burkett (spouse Amy), Michael Hartmann (spouse Mindy),
Jake Hartmann, Christiana Rice (deceased), Brandon Rice (deceased), Eric Rice (spouse Heather), Emily (Grant) Meaders (spouse AJ), Evan Grant, Ashlyn
Grant, Austin Grant (spouse Rachel), Jared Grant, Logan Grant. 17 Great Grandchildren include and 2 Great-Great Grand children.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

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

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Karen Sue Smith, 60, of Waterloo, Illinois passed away at 6:17 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Red Bud Regional
Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois.

She was born September 14, 1959 in Granite City, a daughter of Janet (Ridings) Davis of Granite City and the late Harold W. Davis.

She married Mike Jay Smith on March 15, 2005 in Fairview Heights and he survives.

She retired as a business analyst in January 2018 from the Department of Defense after many years of dedicated service with the United States Army and
Airforce SDDC-TEA. She had also worked for 20 years with the Granite City Post Office as a clerk and accountant.

Karen was a member of the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a 1977 graduate
of Granite City North High School. She enjoyed 25 years as a professional clown and face painter. She was a talented artist and enjoyed crafts and created
the Rock House Creek Creations. Karen was very involved in the community throughout the years with many organizations and enjoyed her days with the
Granite City schools PTA and Patriots in the Park. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Jayson and Lindsay York of West Chicago, Illinois and Justin and Amber York of
Eureka, Missouri; other children, Jake and Missy Smith of O’Fallon, Illinois, Jordan and Crystal Smith of Farmington, Utah, Ashley and Herbert Bucaro of Ewa
Beach, Hawaii and Kayley Smith of Midville, Utah; eleven grandchildren, Noah, Amanda, Jacob, Ainsley, Aggie, Micah, Olivia, Aubrey, Malieyah, Sunny Kay and
Luca; two brothers, Mark and Joyce Davis of Granite City and Randy and Julie Davis of Edwardsville; six nieces and nephews, Lyndsay, Jamie, Joey,
Brandon, Lucas and Owen; a great niece, Evelyn; several cousins; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved father whom passed away on July 3, 2020 she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther and Evelyn Davis and Preston
and Villa Ridings.

In celebration of Karen’s life, a private family visitation and funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 with a drive by visitation starting at 4:30 p.m. until
6:30 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.

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

Memorials may be made to the Nameoki United Methodist Church or to St. Johns Community Care in Collinsville.
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Joseph Charles Michael Hosty, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:42 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born November 29, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Joseph Charles and Helen Victoria (Bennett) Hosty.

He married Beverly Marie (Schuchman) Hosty on June 3, 1972 in St. Louis and she passed away on October 2, 2010.

He retired from Skinner and Kennedy Printing Company in St. Louis after over 20 years of dedicated service as a printer operator.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and enjoyed attending the Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. He will be remembered
for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son, Troy (Joni) Hosty of Dupo; three daughters, Theresa (Michael Brice) Mull of Granite City, Traci (Joel) Pirtle of Granite City and Victoria
(David) Christensen of St. Louis; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Devon, Justin, Jeremy, Brayden, Ryan and Madison; a great granddaughter, Camille Ann
Grace; a niece, Donna Clifton; other extended family and friends.

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

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Maria DeJusus Villa Dorantes, 47, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of Mexico passed away at 9:48 a.m. on Tuesday, July
14, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

She was born March 12, 1973 in Acapulco, Mexico, a daughter of Leodegaria Dorantes of Mexico.

Maria is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Isis and Alfredo Santana of Granite City; a son, Cristian Santana of Mexico; four grandchildren; four sisters;
one brother; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 5:00 p.m. with Father Harold Fisher officiating.

You may join her funeral service on livestream at www.irwinchapel.com.

She will be laid to rest back home in Mexico.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Michael Allen “Mick” Reagan Sr. passed away at 11:48 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City at the age of 72.

He was born October 27, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri, a son of the late Ivy and Beatrice (Bray) Reagan.

Michael married Carol J. (Kuzma) Reagan on June 20, 1970 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church and she survives.

He had worked at Granite City Steel as a foreman with 14 years of service and retired in 2011 from the Madison County Housing Authority after 13 years of
service.

He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church and cherished the special times shared with his family and friends throughout his life.

He had a passion of playing pool and was a member of the Metro East Billiards Club for over 45 years. He enjoyed his years of dancing, bowling, golfing and
playing softball and washers.

In addition to his beloved wife of 50 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Brian Cholevik of Granite City; two sons and daughters-in-
law, Ryan and Sheila Reagan of Granite City and Michael and Daphetalie Reagan Jr. of Granite City; two grandchildren, Amber and Andrew Cholevik; a
brother and sister-in-law, Ivy “Lanny” and Barb Reagan of Granite City; a brother-in-law, Ronald Kuzma of Alhambra; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John M. Reagan; two sisters, Louis Brown and Evelyn Sexton and four brothers, Paul, Harold,
Billy and Donald Reagan.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A public Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family
Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John Lloyd Chapline, 83 of Granite City, Illinois, born on September 14, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia passed on
Saturday July 19, 2020, at St Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

John was a warehouseman for Tri City Grocery Warehouse and drove a truck for Midwest Drum. He was a long standing member of the following lodges;
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Six Mile 87, Tri-City Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge, American Legion and AMVETS. He served as a Boy Scout leader for
Troop 20. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being the Master Pit Boss for all the lodges. He will be remembered for the many people he touched.

Surviving are his children, Catherine Ann Chapline of Pontoon Beach, Ill., Mary Kay (R. Alan) Pare of Colorado and Jackey Lynn (Dale A.) Timman of Ohio;
grandchildren, Christine Nicole Murray & (Chris Braswell), Philip Alan Pare & (Crystal Monica) Pare, Tyler Nathaniel Pare, Erin Kimberly (W. Michael) Henry,
Christopher George & (Lisa Marie) Timman, and Ashley Marie &(Bradley Steven) Pflug; great-grandchildren Logan Tyler Pare Hailey Katherine Stinchcomb,
Kenzie Rose Stinchcomb, Ruthie Marie Timman, , George Lawrence Timman, Audrey Joanne Timman, William Matthew Henry, Kyle Steven Pflug; Jake
Henry Pflug, Kelsey Anna Pflug and Wesley Michael Henry and his sister Mary Carolyn Chapline Tighe.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Ann Johnson Chapline; his father Robert Young Chapline, his mother Mary Virginia Chapline, his brothers Robert
Landon Chapline, Wilbur Cross Chapline, Arthur Levi Chapline Louis Edward Chapline and his sisters Maude Maybelle Chapline Bennett, Flora Emmaline
Chapline, Joan Blanche Chapline Thompson, Gladys Cecilia Chapline Brookshire.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a visitation. In lieu of flowers we ask that a donation to the Shriners Hospital Help Kids be Kids. Condolences may be
expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Craig Michael Martinez, 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Sat. July 11, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

He was born Oct. 15, 1955 in Granite City to Norman and Norma Martinez of Granite City.

He and Linda were married Aug. 16, 1986 in Campbell, CA.  She survives in Carlsbad, CA.

Mike was a self-employed marketing contractor.  He enjoyed sports all his life and was a collegiate athlete playing both soccer and baseball. He continued
his involvement in these sports by later coaching his daughters.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by 2 daughters: Michelle (Peter) Fritz of Carlsbad, CA and Lizzy Martinez of San Francisco, CA; and a
grandson: Mason Fritz of Carlsbad, CA.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Betty Lou Barthelemy, 78, of Granite City, IL died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at her home.

She was born on July 13, 1942 in Fredericktown, MO to Alden Hahs and Helen nee: Proffer Chandler.

Betty married Clarence F. Barthelemy on March 3, 1962.

The loving wife and mother was a member of Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach, IL. She was a member of over 20 years and past president of
the Granite City chapter of Women’s AGLOW. Her interests include painting, coloring, crafts and spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her husband; a daughter, Charity Fogelbach ofGranite City, IL; 2 sons: Russell (Karen) Barthelemy of Edwardsville, IL and Richard
(Charolette) Barthelemy of Pontoon Beach, IL; 3 grandchildren: Ashley, Eliana, Angellea; 2 great grandchildren: Scarlett and Sebastian; 2 brothers: John
(Sandy) Chandler of Granite City, IL and Les (Sue) Chandler of Granite City, IL; a sister, Nancy Norton of Granite City, IL and a brother in law, Robert (Diane)
Barthelemy of Milstadt, IL.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers: Don Hahs, Mike Chandler and Jeff Chandler.

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

Services are private.
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Martin Briagas, 70, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on July 29, 1949 in Santa Rosa, TX to Bernardo and Esperanza nee: Serrato Briagas.

Martin was a laborer for the railroad for 10 years. He is of the Catholic faith and he enjoyed bingo and going to casinos.

The U.S. Army veteran is survived by his spouse, Hilda Vasques; 2 daughters: Francisca Ortiz of Granite City, IL and Gloria (William) Morales of Granite City,
IL; 4 sons: Martine (Rebecca) Briagas of Granite City, IL, Carlos Briagas of Granite City, IL, Miguel (Sara) Briagas of Granite City, IL and Jose Briagas of
Granite City, IL; several grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Martin is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

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

Services are private.
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Skipper Fuller, 55, of Granite City, IL passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at BJC Evelyn’s House in Creve Couer, MO
.

He was born on February 22, 1965 in Granite City, IL to Robert, Sr and Betty nee: Hull Fuller.

The loving father and grandfather was owner and operator of a lawn care service. He enjoyed fishing, softball and cornhole and spending time with his
children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Megan Fuller of Granite City, IL; 2 sons: Jonathan (wife Brandy) Fuller of Edwardsville, IL and Sean Fuller of Orlando, FL; 2
grandchildren: Talon Fuller and Tyson Fuller; his significant other, Patricia French of Granite City, IL. Other survivors include 4 brothers: Robert Fuller, Jr of
Granite City, IL, Richard Fuller, Sr of Edwardsville, IL, Mike Fuller of Edwardsville, IL and Phillip Fuller of Granite City, IL and a sister, Buffey Dowdy of
Steeleville, IL.

Skipper is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Services are private.
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Ronald Dale Chandler, 73, of Madison, IL, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Sat. July 11, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Granite City to the late Claude E. Chandler and Naomi (Owens) Chandler Unger.

On Sept. 4, 1965, he and Barbara J. Cook were married in Edwardsville, IL.  She survives.

Ronald had worked as an auto body technician for over 40 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Rhonda (Jim Alvey) Kerley and Rebecca (Michael) Betts; 5 grandchildren: Brianna Kerley, Leah Betts,
Chandler Kerley, Emily Kerley and PSN James Alvey III; 5 sisters: Claudette Cremer, Kimberly Unger, Mary Willis, Sharon Scott and Debbie Webb; 4 brothers:
Robert and Richard Unger and David and Ricky Rudd; many aunts and uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Ronald J. Chandler; his step-father: William Unger; and a brother: Terry Lee Unger.

The family will hold a private celebration of life.
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Alice Louise (Jordan) Baker, age 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Eden Care Center in Glen Carbon at 4:38 p.m.
on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

She was born May 30, 1929 in Elco, Illinois, a daughter of the late Homer and Freda (Thompson) Jordan.

She married Paul J. Baker on June 8, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Granite City and he passed away on August 9, 1988.

Alice retired in 1988 from the Federal Government after many years of dedicated service as a budget analyst.

She was a faithful member and enjoyed attending First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City throughout the years. She had served as
President of the Granite City Senior Social Club and enjoyed bingo and dancing. She was also a 25 year volunteer at the St. Louis Fox Theatre and served on
the Granite City Housing Authority Board. She was a recipient of the 2015 Woman of Distinction Award and the 2015 Southwestern Illinois College
Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Paula Baker, Elizabeth “Betty” and Al Buffa and Sandra and Jerry Curran; five grandchildren and
spouses, Scott and Colleen Lyerla, Meaghan and Jay Jaeger, Tim and Jennifer Curran, Monica Baker and Kimberly Baker; eleven great grandchildren;
special friend, Ben Forsyth; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 40 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Philip Baker; sister, Doris Jean Wilson and mother-in-law,
Orlean Baker.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at Esic University Baptist Church, 1000 University Drive in Edwardsville on Sunday, August 16, 2020
at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Busch officiating.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to Residential Options (memo: Paul and Louise Baker Award), #4 Emmie Klaus Lane, Alton, Illinois 62002
and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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James Lee “Jim” Evans, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at his home on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

He was born October 18, 1954 in Highland, Illinois, a son of the late Marshall and Anna (Cerny) Evans.

He married Diane Lynn (Votaw) Evans on May 12, 2007 in Granite City and she passed away on April 14, 2017.

Jim retired from AT&T after several years of dedicated service as a computer programmer. He had also worked out of the Carpenter’s Local #295 with over
25 years of service.

He was an avid gun buff, loved shooting and was a member of the Town and Country Gun Club. He was a talented artist with many facets. He loved
woodcarving, painting, piercings and tattoos. Jim enjoyed building various intricut military craft models, cooking and sharing his food and will be
remembered for many of his corny jokes. He was also a huge movie buff and cherished his cat, Miss Kitty.

He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Evans of Edwardsville; two granddaughters, Kassidy Kessler and Josephine Willmert; a brother, Richard Evans of
Bradenton, Florida; stepdaughter, Laura Cole of Collinsville; stepson, John Jansen of Michael; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Evans.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private memorial service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to support your local animal shelter. www.irwinchapel.com
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Stephen Michael Williams Jr., 28, of Granite City, IL passed away at 10:57 a.m. Thurs. July 9, 2020 at his home surrounded
by his family.

He was born July 30, 1991 in Maryville, IL to Nancy A. (Dufrenne) Williams-Robertson of Desoto, MO and the late Stephen Michael Williams.

Stephen had worked at the Flying J.  He loved skateboarding, wrestling, football and shopping for clothes and had a huge collection of hats.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his daughter: EmelliaLynn Williams of Granite City; grandmothers: Linda Williams of Granite City and Alice
Dufrenne of Desoto, MO; brother: Jacob Woolverton of Pevely, MO; 2 sisters: Cierra Brown of AK and Brittany (R.J.) Barrios of Granite City; very close cousins
who were like his siblings: Sebastian, Ana, Michael, Drew, Mariah and Dustin; and an aunt: Michelle Schweppe of Desoto, MO.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother: Justin Dufrenne; an aunt: Betty Tehandon; and an uncle: Jimmy Williams.

Services are private.
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Makayla Mae Salmon, 22, of Granite City, IL, passed away Mon. July 6, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born July 14, 1997 in Maryville, IL to Melanie (Salmon) Greco of Granite City and the late Marshall Coleman.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter: Loni Mae Blume; 2 brothers: Austin Norton and Christian Clubb; step-father: Robert Greco; aunt:
Stacy (Gary Gabbard) Pruett; uncles: Vince (Cara Paoli) Paskus all of Granite City and Chris (Angie) Burns of Milstadt, IL; cousins: Garrett Gabbard and
Eastin & Emmy Paskus of Granite City; and grandfather: Hal (Dawn) Salmon of AZ.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Patricia Paskus.

Services are private.
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Janice Kay “Jan” (Wiggins) Polach, age 78, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family
by her side on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Jan was born on September 23, 1941 in New Madrid, MO, a daughter of the late Clay Colvin and Lucille (Wiggins) O’Dell.

On June 11, 1960, Jan married Charles Polach, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. She was a proud and dedicated homemaker who loved taking care of
her family. Jan was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She was also a member of the Ladies Sodality, Knights of
Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hatters, the former chairwoman of the funeral lunch committee at the church and many other community organizations. Jan
never met a stranger and she was a second mother to many of her children’s friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Jan loved life, she
loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Jan was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Amy Marie and Tessa Lynn; and by two brothers and two sisters.

Jan is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-years, Charles Polach of Granite City, IL; loving children, Judy Baker of Granite City, IL, Pam (Larry) Burns of
Prescott, AZ, Charles (Tammy) Polach of Fayetteville, AR, Deb (Dave) Boots of Granite City, IL and Tracy (Larry) Curry of Edwardsville, IL; dear sisters, Ruby
Revelle, Wanda Tindall, Charlotte Wiggins and Patti Poe; proud grandmother to fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and wonderful friends.

Jan deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a private visitation and funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City, IL, with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.

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Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Ladies Sodality at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Louis Charles Rohlfing, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:26 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at St. Louis
University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born December 9, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Henry and Mildred (Springer) Rohlfing.

He married Elizabeth Ann (Hoffmann) Rohlfing on March 24, 1962 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from AT&T after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church where he had served many years as an
usher. Louis enjoyed his days of gardening and fishing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Sharon Rohlfing; a niece, Heather and Evan Korynta; a
nephew, Mark and Anne Rohlfing; sisters-in-law, Lois and Lewis Glasgow, Ruth Yager, Patricia McBride and Candace Hoffmann; many other nieces and
nephews; several great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Jaime Rohlfing; sister-in-law, Nancy and Brice Wickham and two brothers-in-law, Robert
Hoffmann and Ronald McBride.

Private services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Irwin Chapel in Granite City with Reverend Brian Feicho officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church or to the Beverly Farm Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Alice Euvaughn Williams, age 81, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at her
home.

Alice was born on January 31, 1939 in Pocahontas, AR, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Garrett and Eula Mabel (Hollaway) Garrett.

On June 11, 1971, Alice married Herbert Williams in Granite City, IL. Alice retired from Piece Goods Fabric Store as a manager after many years of dedicated
service. Alice was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed sewing and making costumes for the opera house in Raleigh, NC. Her greatest joy was spending
time with her family. Alice 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, Alice was preceded in death by a son, Scott Allen; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Allen; two brothers and three sisters, Ron Garrett, Bill
McCluskey, Dorothy Hollaway, Sally Garrett and Patsy Garrett.

She is survived by her devoted husband of forty-nine years, Herbert Williams of St. Louis, MO; loving children, Janet (Roger) Wilson of Crestwood, MO,
Belinda Morgan of Granite City, IL, Yvette (Richard) Fritts of Granite City, IL and Dennis Allen of Des Moines, IA; siblings, Pastor Douglas (Louise) Garrett of
Granite City, IL, Thomas Garrett of O’Kean, AR and Donna Robertson of O’Kean, AR; proud grandmother to twenty grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren
and four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Alice deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time a private family visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Irwin Chapel,
Granite City, IL, with her brother Pastor Douglas Garrett officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Fisher House or DeGreef Hospice House in Alice’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Gary Gan, 51, of Granite City passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  

He was born March 27, 1969 in Granite City.  Gary loved his friends, family and watching the Cardinals’ Game with his mother.  He enjoyed the outdoors,
fishing and working on cars.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth K. (nee: Wiser) Gan of Granite City; brother, Jason Gan (fiancé, Jessica Wiseman) of Granite City; sister, Laura (Kevin)
Fuller of Alton; niece, Haylee Gan and nephew, Jason Gan; aunts Mary (Bud) Cook, Ruby Thomas and Pat Arber and two close friends, Richard (Cassie)
Womack, John(Misty) Womack and Pamela (Thomas) Ackerman.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home &Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.
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Robert L. Strubberg, 80, of Granite City, IL died on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on January 17, 1940 in New Haven, MO to Victor H. and Ellona nee: Kampen Strubberg.

Robert married Frances Darlene Wargin in Glen Carbon, IL on September 16, 1967. She preceded him in death in 2008.

The U.S. Marine Corps veteran was a member of the Granite City Elks since 1991 and a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge since 1965. He was a bus
driver for Madison County transit for 11 years. Robert was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. His interests were fishing, bowling,
playing pool, dancing and spending time with his grandchildren.

The loving father and grandfather is survived by a daughter, Sandra R. Strubberg of Granite City; a son, Robert L. (Jennifer) Strubberg; a son, David (Shawna)
Cheung of Pittsfield, MA; a daughter, Leannette Pryor of Loganville, GA; grandchildren: Laura Jones, Emily (Cody Sale) Strubberg, Alex (Alyssa Ring)
Strubberg, Kaitlynn Strubberg, Sarrah Cheung, Alyssa Strubberg and great grandchildren: Chloe, Alana, Bentley, Brady, Heaven, Olivia and soon to be Parker.

Also surviving are brothers: Don (Pat) Strubberg of Shipman, IL, Wayne (Jane) Strubberg of Jerseyville, IL, Bill (Helen) Strubberg of Mission, TX, George
(Joann) Strubberg of Granite City, IL; sisters: Jana (Darryl) Earhart of Steelville, MO, Lana (Jim) Haffer of Steelville, MO and nieces, nephews and his beloved
pet, Cuddles.

Robert is preceded in death his parents, a brother, Leroy Strubberg and a sister, Barbara Parris.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elks Children’s Care or Moose Heart.
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Harold W. Davis, 85 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2020 at University Care Center in
Edwardsville.

Harold was born on August 3, 1934 in Granite City; the son of the late Luther and C. Evelyn (Eads) Davis. Harold was a graduate of Granite City High School
Class of 1952, a retired electrician for Granite City Steel, and member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, where he and his wife were
married on April 27, 1956. Harold was well known for being very active in the community serving on the Granite City School Board where he was elected 3
times serving 9 years, he was a supervisor for Nameoki Township, Secretary for the Long Lake Fire Department, Worshipful Master of Granite City Masonic
Lodge #877, member of Ainad Shrine Temple and the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #650. Harold was a Boy Scout Committee Chairman, a member of
the Madison County Vocational Board, president of Hoedowners Square Dancers Club. He was very active with the Granite City Park District where he
managed the Dog & Suds baseball team and coached park district football. Harold had a special love of all sports and was always willing for a good round
of golf or being out on a boat where he loved to fish. Harold loved to plan and go on vacations with his family and attending his kids and grandkids events.
Harold will be remembered for his kind heart and his joy for spending time with his family.

Harold is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Janet (Ridings) Davis; sons, Mark and Joyce Davis of Granite City, Randy and Julie Davis of
Edwardsville; daughter, Karen and Mike Smith of Waterloo; grandchildren, Lyndsay Davis, Jamie Davis, Joey Davis, Jayson and Lindsay York, Justin and
Amber York, Jacob and Missy Smith, Jordan and Crystal Smith, Ashley and Herbert Bucaro, Kayley Smith, Brandon Davis, Lucas Davis, Owen Davis; proud
great-grandfather of 12 and numerous nieces, nephews and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his granddaughter; Erin Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Esther Davis; brother-in-law,
Bill Ridings; sister-in-law, Loretta Unverzagt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Preston and Villa Ridings; cousin, Gale Cuvar.

In celebration of Harold’s life, a private family visitation and funeral will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with a drive by visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial
donations are suggested to Nameoki United Methodist Church, St. John’s Community Care, Heartland Hospice or University Care in Edwardsville.
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Joyce Elaine Rodgers, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’
Fallon, IL.

Joyce was born on June 27, 1939 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Clyde Williams and Juanita (Warden) Williams.

Joyce was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed walking, playing bingo and watching old westerns. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Joyce will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Rodgers; and by two brothers, Leroy Williams and Floyd Williams Sr.

She is survived by her loving children, Clyde (Janette) Williams of NE, Marilyn Buckingham of Granite City, IL, Virginia (Don) Oliver of Granite City, IL and
Juanita (Noukone) Phengsavathdy of Granite City, IL; dear brother, James (Ann) Williams of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to eight grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Joyce wishes were to be cremated and to have a private family service at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.iriwnchapel.com.
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Beverly Jean Jackson, 61, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 5:54 p.m. Wed. July 1, 2020 at her home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Collinsville, IL to Gene Jackson of Collinsville, IL and the late Beverly Ann (Brown) Jackson.

In addition to her father, she is survived by 2 daughters: Sarah (Brian) Speicher of St. Louis, MO and Kristen (John) Kishton of Akron, OH; 2 grandchildren:
Tesla and Jak; a brother: Ron Jackson of Collinsville; and her companion: John McMahon of Pontoon Beach.

The family will hold services at a later date.
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John Preston Morgan, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:44 a.m. Sun. June 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born Apr. 2, 1943 in Olive Branch, IL to the late Cecil Hiram & Eva Lenora (Holmes) Morgan.

He and Sylvia Axelrod were married in 1983 in St. Thomas while on a cruise.  She preceded him in death in 2010.

John was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1964 to 1967.  After the service, owned and operated LeAnn Furs in East St. Louis for 50 years.   He had been a
member of Calvary Life Church and loved to golf.

He is survived by 5 siblings: Pauline Pierce of St. Louis, MO, Bettie Holloway of Granite City, Sharon (Mike) VanZant of Cumberland City, TN, Shirley Pulley of
Granite City and Ina (Tony) Wright of Granite City.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bobby and James Morgan.

The family will hold a private memorial service.  Burial will be private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Treva L. Williams, 91, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Madison, IL, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Sun. June 28, 2020 at Care
Center at Center Grove in Edwardsville, IL.

Treva married L. D. Williams in Granite City, IL. He preceded her in death in 1989.

She was born Oct. 8, 1928 in Huntsville, TN to the late Parlon and Edna Marie (Anderson) Foust.

Mrs. Williams had been a clerk for Reese Drug Store for 36 years and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Madison, IL.

She is survived by 3 sons: Ray (Charlie) Pergram of OH, Dale (Nancy) Williams of Edwardsville, IL and Jack (Shayla) Williams of St. Louis, MO; 6
grandchildren: 13 great-grandchildren; 1 step-granddaughter; and a sister: Juanita Copley of OH.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: L.D. Williams; 2 brothers: Eugene and Sonny Foust; and a sister: Mildred Lay.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Guests are asked to wear a
mask. Burial will be private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Royal Ervin Hurt, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born January 19, 1930 in Sinkin, Missouri, a son of the late Orin and Eva (Blake) Hurt.

He married Christine Elizabeth (Keith) Hurt on May 13, 1950 in Piggott, Arkansas and she survives.

He retired in 1980 from Granite City Steel after 30 years of dedicated service as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church in
Granite City. He was an avid ham radio and CB radio operator and a member of the Egyptian Radio Club and the Flipper Tails Radio Club. Royal was always
tinkering and fixing things around the house and in the garage. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 70 years, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Shelley and Robert Carson of Granite City, Sherry and John
Monroe of Granite City and Steve and Denice Hurt of Lake St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Shelly (Patrick Novich) Monroe, Matt (Peggy) Carson, Lisa
(Ronnie) Wiblemo, Mike (Kate) Hurt and Missy (Justin Hawkins) Hurt; six great grandchildren, Taylor Carson, Kennedy Carson, Nixon Carson, Ally Wiblemo,
Katelyn Wiblemo and Ace Wiblemo; sister-in-law, Sue Hurt of Granite City; nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Dewayne, Norman and Erman Hurt and three sisters, Ruby Morton, Lucille
Bilbrey and Inez Miller.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Steven Gray officiating. You may view the service on livestream at the funeral home website.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Diane F. (Mangiaracino) Andrews, 69, of Collinsville and formerly of Venice, Illinois passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Monday,
June 29, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville with her son holding her hand.

She was born September 24, 1950 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Benny and Lillian (Bass) Mangiaracino.

She married David L. Andrews on June 27, 2003 in Edwardsville and he survives. She had worked many years as a hostess at the 76 Restaurant in Troy,
Illinois. She retired from the Belleville Shoe Company after many years of dedicated service.

Diane was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and was a member of the Venice Social Club and served on the Venice History
Committee. She enjoyed her days of gardening, had a love for animals, cherished her granddaughter and will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son, Jeremy Brann of Granite City; a granddaughter, Savannah Brann; a sister and brother-in-law,
Darlene and Joe Kostecki of Madison; several nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie and Dale Mangiaracino and a sister, Denise Foley.

In celebration of her life a private visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Sunday, July 5, 2020 and a public Funeral Mass will be celebrated at
Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtmann as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home or service.
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Vivian Rhea Broadwater, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:22 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at her home.

She was born August 27, 1947 in Clarksville, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Morris R. Settle and Jewel V. (Littlejohn) Bennett.

She married Gerald L. Broadwater on January 15, 1966 at the Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a 1965 graduate of Granite City High School.

Vivian retired in 2009 from the Granite City Community Unit School District #9 after 23 years of dedicated service as a secretary at Webster and Lake Schools
and at the Board of Education offices.

She was a recent parishioner of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.

Vivian was a gentle and loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a fantastic cook who
also enjoyed shopping, attending her grandchildren’s many activities, time spent with her friends and vacationing at the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney
World. Vivian will be remembered for the love she lavished on her family and all of the special moments they shared together.

In addition to her beloved husband of over 54 years, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Machele “Shelly” and Roger Knobeloch of Granite City; a
son and daughter-in-law, Bret and Michelle Broadwater of Granite City; nine grandchildren, Kendall Knobeloch, Abigail Knobeloch, Riley Knobeloch, Brandon
Broadwater, Devon Broadwater, Allison Broadwater, Aaron Broadwater, Peyton Broadwater and Mason Broadwater; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry
and Diana Broadwater of Granite City; three half-sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Mark Perjack of Waterloo, Illinois, Sharon and John Gedville of
Festus, Missouri and Linda and Gerald Spradlin of Hamilton, Ohio; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many dear friends.

Vivian deserves a beautiful tribute. However during these uncertain times a private visitation and funeral service on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City with Father Zachary Edgar officiating.

You may view the service livestream at www.irwinchapel.com at 1:00 p.m.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Marjorie Helena Ferris, 94, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:04 p.m. Wed. June 24, 2020 at Granite Nursing & Rehab in
Granite City.

She was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Springfield, MO to the late Joann (Covington) Todd.

Marjorie had been a home health caregiver and was a member of Freedom Worship Center.

Survivors include: 3 nephews: Steve (Gwendlyn) Winn Sr. of Glen Carbon, IL, Lee (Pam) Winn of Wood River, IL and Mike Winn of Glen Carbon, IL; a niece:
Carol (Rick) Barton of Haleyville, AL; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Vernon “Bill” Winn and Steve Winn.

Memorial visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Wed. July 1, 2020 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor
Gary Cook officiating.  Burial will be private at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki.
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Scott Andrew Prater, 55, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, June 22, 2020 in Granite City, IL.

He was born on September 5, 1964 in Highland, IL to Dale, Sr and Shirley nee: Turner Prater.

Scott married Martha Downs in Edwardsville, IL on November 13, 1998.

He enjoyed NASCAR racing and worked construction for 20 years, then worked at Checker Cab in Granite City for 6 years.

Besides his wife, Scott is survived by 2 step-sons: Matthew and Johnathan; 3 grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Marsha) Prater, Jr of Granite City, IL; 2 sisters:
Laurie Prater of TX and Jamie Prater and several nieces and nephews.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Virginia Rose Kovach, 97, loyal wife and loving mother of five children, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19th.

Virginia, a.k.a. “Ginnie,” was born in Clinton, Indiana on December 5th, 1923 to Robert and Dorothy Barnes.  Ginnie moved to Granite City when her divorced
mother married Albert Daigger, who worked at the NESCO plant on Niedringhaus Avenue.

While working as a clerk in a confectionary on Delmar Avenue, Ginnie met Alex Julius Kovach. They were married during WWII, and with Alex sent to fight in
the South Pacific, she worked at a chemical plant in St. Louis to support the war effort.

After the war, she took on the toughest job of all—being a great mom—and gave birth to three sons, Alex Jr., Edward, and Joseph, and two daughters, Judith
and Aleta.

Ginnie, who usually had a cup of coffee and a piece of candy nearby, was known for a terrific sense of humor, boundless energy, love of books, and a deep
devotion to family. An expert at crochet, she made dozens of items valued at thousands of dollars.

Virginia was preceded in death by husband Alex, and sons Alex Jr. and Joseph. She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Judith (Tony) Cline, son
Edward (Oei), daughter Aleta Gibbs (Mike), eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held after coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Illinois. Burial will take place for immediate family at Sunset Hills Cemetery on
Thursday, June 25, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dementia Society of America.  Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted
with Professional services.
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Connie L. Saatkamp, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

She was born September 22, 1947 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Edward Monroe Compton and Betty (Wilson) Mowery.

She had 13 years of dedicated service as a bus driver with RiverBend Head Start. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Centralia. Connie will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Saatkamp who she married in 1979 and he passed away on July 3, 2007; a sister, Judy Leach and two
brothers, Daniel Mowery and Johnny Mowery.

She is survived by a son, James Castello of Portage Des Sioux, Missouri; four grandchildren, Breanna Castello of Barkley, Kentucky, Chandler Castello of St.
Peters, Missouri, Eric Saatkamp of Iuka, Illinois and Stephen Saatkamp of Kell, Illinois; two stepsons, Troy (Susan) Saatkamp of Kell, Illinois and Michael
(Jenna) Saatkamp of Salem, Illinois; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, friends and family will gather from 10:30 a.m. until time of a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at the Alma Cemetery in Alma, Illinois on
Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Memorials may be made to the Moose Lodge in Centralia.
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Madonna Marie Mathenia, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Liberty Village in
Maryville, IL.

Madonna was born on April 20, 1929 in Indiana, a daughter of the late Charles Finley and Cleola (Rominger) Finley.

Madonna was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends. Madonna 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, Madonna was preceded in death by her husband, George Mathenia on April 17, 1983; one son, William Mathenia; and by her
siblings, Robert Finley and Jeanetta Barlock.

She is survived by her loving children, Mary (Bill) Ezzell of Elkhart, IN, Richard (Barbara) Mathenia of Springfield, IL, Marcia Mathenia of Rolla, MO, Michele
(David) Orsborn of Collinsville, IL, Barb (Jeff) Cruse of Granite City, IL, Danielle (David) Bennett of Leesburg, FL and George (Jeri Lynn) Mathenia of Chatham,
IL; daughter-in-law, Nancy Mathenia of Granite City, IL; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.

In celebration of her life, a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with her grandson, Rev. Adam
Cruse and Kimberly Wilson officiating. Madonna will be laid to rest next to George at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Roberta “Bobbie” R. (Pearce) Dallas, age 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her home.

Bobbie was born on April 25, 1953 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Robert Pearce and Julia (Miller) Pearce.

On July 29, 1978, Bobbie married Joseph “Joey” Martin Dallas, the love of her life at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL, and Joey passed away on
December 24, 2015. Bobbie was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. She retired in 2011 as a first grade teacher from Madison
Community Unit School District #12. She also taught the reading and recovery program at the school. Bobbie was President of the teachers union for the
Madison City School District. She loved teaching and watching game shows. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Bobbie 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, Bobbie was preceded in death by a daughter, Megan Marie Dallas.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Margaret “Maggie” (Tony Whitehead) Dallas of Alton, IL; brother, William (Annie Hughes) of Granite City, IL; son-in-law,
Shannon Jakul of Granite City, IL; proud Nana to five grandchildren; faithful companion, Princess; many cousins, extended family and dear friends.

A private visitation will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a public funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Bobbie will be laid to rest next to Joey at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Mary and St. Mark Catholic Church in Madison, IL or to American Diabetes Association. Donations will be accepted at
the funeral home or church.
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Corey Scott Adams, age 61, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home with his
loving family by his side.

Corey was born on December 2, 1958 in New York City, NY, a son of the late Richard C. Adams Sr. and Margaret (Fuchs) Adams.

On October 12, 1985, Corey married Suzan Buente, the love of his life in Collinsville, IL. Corey was a faithful and active member of Eden Church in
Edwardsville, IL. He retired as a machinist from Vandeventer Machine Works in St. Louis, MO, after many years of dedicated service. Corey enjoyed camping
and watching NASCAR races. His greatest joy was building adult scale model steam engines. He started out with his father building trains at an early age.
Corey never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Corey was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Adams-Easkold; and by his mother-in-law, Alma Buente.

He is survived by his devoted wife of thirty-four years, Suzan Adams of Glen Carbon, IL; two brothers, Richard C. Adams Jr. and Donald Adams; father-in-law,
Charles “Chuck” Buente; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cindy and Jim Paino; many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Eden Church 903 N. Second Street,
Edwardsville, IL, with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Roberts officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Eden Church, Edwardsville, IL. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Dale Eugene Coryell, 54, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:18 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his home.

He was born September 22, 1965 in Granite City, a son of Bobby J. and Carylon (Brown) Coryell of Granite City.

He had worked for Star Trucking and Crete Carriers with over 10 years of dedicated service as an over the road truckdriver.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and working on cars. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ambre and SSG Gilliambeau Patrick of Lacey, Washington; two sons and a
daughter-in-law, Joshua and Kia Coryell of Erin, Tennessee and Bobby Coryell of Erin, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Lane, Lincoln, Alayah, Julian, Farrah
and Braylin; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Jeff Mifflin of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Rockie and Sandy Brown of Milan, Tennessee; other
extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio Avenue in Granite City on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4:00 p.m.
until time of funeral service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend David Brimm officiating.

Memorials may be Bethel Christian Academy.
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Mildred Maxine “Mickey” Hopkins, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:23 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Granite
Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born October 19, 1940 in Thebes, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carmel and Lucille (Jones) Tackett.

Mickey was an Activities Director with Eden Village in Glen Carbon for many years. She had worked there from the opening of Eden Village and was very
proud to have helped many residents throughout the years.

She had also worked several years as a bartender at the American Legion in Fairmont City. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies and enjoyed her years
as the Queen of her group. She was also a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge, Venice Social Club and the Madison AMVETS. She enjoyed painting,
gardening, crafting and had a love for flowers and animals. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Jan Marie Williams of East Alton; a son, Eric (Dana) Easley of Kentucky; six grandchildren, Jared, Stacey, Joshua, Nicole,
Shannon and Tiffany; seven great grandchildren, Lily, Sophia, Jerzey, Cameron, Avery, Harper and Henley; special niece, Pam and Mark Wiesehan;
cherished friend, Mickey Navarro; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Hopkins who passed away on December 17, 2008; a son, Keith Easley; a
sister, Vonda Collins; three brothers, Wendell, David and Eugene Tackett; son-in-law, Randy Williams and special nieces,
Eugenia “Gina” and Lydia Collins.

In celebration of her life, a public visitation will be at Tri-City Assembly of God Church, 3400 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from
11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.


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