Orvil V. Badgett, 86 of Granite City, IL, IL died on Monday, January 11, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Pocahontas,
IL.

He was born on December 17, 1934 in Rombauer, MO to Rufus and Julia nee:  Foster Badgett.

Orvil married Stella Pipkins and she preceded him in death in 2004.

The loving father and grandfather worked for General Motors for 30 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of Granite City Four Square Church in
Granite City, IL and he liked to watch western movies.

Orvil is survived by 3 daughters:  Brenda (Larry) Hannon of Granite City, IL, Glenda Helton of Granite City, IL and Peggy (Bill) Smith of Pocahontas, IL; 8
grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 4 sisters:  Pearl Gulledge of Poplar Bluff, MO, Arlene Turner of Poplar Bluff, MO, Darlene Gowen of Poplar Bluff,
MO, and Linda Clark of Bowling Green, KY and a very special brother in law, Randall Pipkins of Las Vegas, NV.

Orvil is preceded in death by his wife, parents, a son, Roy Badgett and 2 sisters:  Ruby Blankenship and Dillie Metz.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, services are private with Bro. Nathan Wells officiating.
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Frank Edward Aldridge Sr., 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Sun. Jan. 10, 2021 at his home.

He was born Mar. 23, 1939 in Granite City to the late Donald & Della (Hagen) Aldridge.

On June 14, 1958, he married Mildred Marie Dean.  They celebrated almost 59 years of marriage before her death on Feb. 7, 2017.

Frank had been a union meat cutter and an electrician for Killark Electric.  He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and was a member of the
Edwardsville Woodworkers club.

He is survived by 2 sons: David (Sabin) Aldridge and Frank (Tina) Aldridge Jr. of Granite City; and 2 grandsons: James and Joseph Aldridge.

Services are private.
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Thomas “Tom” Gratt Taff Jr, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home.

Tom was born on July 17, 1932 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Thomas G. Taff Sr. and Grace (Sneeringer) Taff.

Tom was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. He was owner and operator of P&S Amusement with over 50 years of
service as a coin operator and electronics repairman. He retired 23 years ago in 1997. Tom was a talented woodworker who enjoyed working with his
hands. He also enjoyed sailing at Carlyle Lake and in the ocean with Jo Anne. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly.
Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two sons, William and Scott Taff; and by his sisters, Mary McCollum and Carole Allen.

He is survived by his devoted, Jo Anne Taff of Granite City, IL; loving children, Kim (Dr. Charles) King of Granite City, IL and Daniel Taff of Highridge, MO;
proud grandfather to Amy, Josh, Emily, Maggie, Chris, Matt, Will, Charlie, Thomas and Zachary; proud great-grandfather to Ahran, Carly, Aiden, Layne,
Keeley, Chris Jr., Collette, Ava and Peyton; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL,
with Pastor Daren Carsten officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be given to Enjoy Church in Alton, IL.
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Mildred Mary Zarr, 95, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

She was born October 7, 1925 in Madison, a daughter of the late Marco and Barbara (Trgovic) Mejaski.

She married Gerald E. “Butch” Zarr on May 1, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and he passed away on January 3, 2001.

Mildred was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active with
the luncheon committee for many years. She was very proud of her Croatian Heritage and enjoyed listening to the Croatian music. She was a member of
the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and served on the Madison Library Board for many years.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Denice Zarr of Franklin, Tennessee and Mark and Denise Zarr of St. Louis, Missouri; two
daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Zarr of Portland, Oregon and Carol and Douglas Landers of Portland, Oregon; thirteen grandchildren, Josh Zarr,
Lindsey Henderson, Taylor Zarr, Jack Zarr, Nicole Burnash, Jessica Zarr, Jayme Zarr, Caitlin Zarr, Jordan Zarr, Michael Zarr, Madelaine Landers, Olivia
Kate Landers and William Cole Landers; seven great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Olga Bilich and three brothers, Mike, Emil and John Mejaski.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Thompson as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
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Frank G. Griffith Jr., age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Care Center at Center
Grove in Edwardsville, IL.

Frank was born on August 13, 1938 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank G. Griffith Sr., and Charlene E. (Settle) Griffith.

Frank was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country with honor. On August 15, 1963, Frank married Marilyn F. Wondra, the love of his
life in Granite City, IL. Frank retired from National Steel as a sales manager after many years of dedicated service. He was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey
fan and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. Frank also enjoyed golfing and traveling with Marilyn. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom
he loved dearly. Frank was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Griffith; and by a grandson, Matthew DeWeese.

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Marilyn Griffith of Granite City, IL; loving children, Nancy (Tom) Kurilla of Troy, IL, Jennifer Griffith of
Granite City, IL, Mary Griffith of Shipman, IL and Brian Griffith of Granite City, IL; dear sisters, Garnet Moran and Teresa Sinclair; proud grandfather to
Thomas Kurilla, Justin Kurilla, Andrew Kurilla, Billy Scenzyn, David DeWeese and Kailee Griffith; beloved dog, Katie; many nieces, nephews, extended
family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private family graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. A memorial service will
be held at a late date at Dewey Avenue United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Humane Society of The United States, P.O. Box 96930 Washington, DC 20077-7229.
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Jo Ann Tubbs, 67 of Granite City, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Jo Ann was born on September 9, 1953 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Tracy and Murle (Martin) Padgett. Jo Ann trained to be a nurse but her
heart was to be a homemaker because she loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. Jo Ann was always known for putting her family’
s needs above her own and will be remembered for all the special times she shared with her family.

Jo Ann is survived by and will be missed by her husband of nearly 49 years; Daniel R. Tubbs; her children, Danielle and Jim Hoffman of Granite City,
Danny Tubbs of Granite City, Douglas and Janet Tubbs of Gulf Breeze, FL, Shaun Tubbs of Granite City, Amanda Tubbs of Granite City; sisters, Julia
Ramirez of Des Moines, IA, Janet Parks of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Padgett.

In celebration of Jo Ann’s life, a visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Sam
Hart officiating at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial
donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Dystonia Medical Research Foundation.
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Carol E. Proffitt, 68 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her
family.

Carol was born on December 26, 1952 in Evansville, IN; the daughter of the late Clinton and Elouise (Holder) Carrico. Carol was a homemaker and
mom who had a talent for crafts and a love for horses. Carol had an enjoyment of being outside, especially if it was spending time with her family. She
will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.

Carol is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Richard Proffitt, whom she married on March 7, 1969; her sons, Chris and Charlotte Proffitt of
Granite City, Tim Proffitt of Granite City, Nick and Jeremy Proffitt of Granite City; grandchildren, Shannon and Andrew Hardebeck, Rachel Burks, Jennifer
and Nick Robertson, Leeah Proffitt, Timothy Heady, Justin Proffitt, Kayla Proffitt, Amber Proffitt, Tyler Proffitt; great-grandchild, Llewyn Robertson; brothers,
Mark Carrico, Melvin and Dana Carrico and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother; Mike Ward and her sister, Cyndee Ward.

In celebration of Carol’s life, graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery, 2550 Maryville Road in
Granite City with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating.

Anyone wishing to continue Carol’s life celebration is welcome to come by the family home after the burial at 2425 Sunbury Ave. in Granite City and join
the family in their celebration. The family has requested any flowers are to be sent to the family home.
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Merle Frances Price, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Cedarhurst in Collinsville,
IL.

Merle was born on December 25, 1930 in Walnut Ridge, AR, a daughter of the late John Shields and Beulah (McMullen) Shields.

On January 29, 1949, Merle Shields married James Price, the love of her life in Walnut Ridge, AR, and James passed away on May 4, 2015. Merle was a
proud homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family. She was also a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to
many. Merle was a charter and devoted member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed reading her bible and going to church to serve
the Lord. Merle never met a stranger and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Her greatest joy was spending time with her
family, whom she loved dearly. Merle will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Merle was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Shields and Billie Shields; sister, Mary Doyle; great-
grandson, Ethan Price; and by her son-in-law, Dan Patterson.

She is survived by her loving children, Patti Patterson, David Price and Richard (Leslie) Price all of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Johnnie Shields; proud
grandmother to David Price, Melissa Seamster, Aaron Stovall, Andrea Cruse and Megan Stovall; proud great-grandmother to Elijah, Alexis, Jackson,
Ellison, Clinton, Abby and Cohen; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards, Granite City, IL, with Pastor
Adam Cruse and Pastor Daniel Wilson officiating.

Merle will be laid to rest next to James at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Grace Baptist Church or American Heart Association.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Cedarhurst in Collinsville, IL and the Vitas Hospice nurses for the loving care given to
their mom.
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Neal E. “Sonny” Howard Jr. 68 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Memorial Hospital
Belleville.

Sonny was born on October 2, 1952 in Granite City; the son of the late Neal E. and Clementine Howard Sr. Sonny was dedicated electrician at Granite
City Steel retiring after 42 years of service. He attended St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Granite City and was a wonderful husband and father. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Sonny is survived by and will be missed by his children; Shannon Howard of Granite City, Deana and Chad Hall-Marce of Lakewood, CO, Curtis and
Audrey Howard of Pine City, CA; grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Dyllian Rice, Paige Gleason, Sierra Hall, Zane Hall, Curtis Hall, Avery Howard, Colvin Howard;
great-grandchildren, Bryson, Joslyn, Marlee, Owen, Benjamin, Milo, Ella, Olivia, Kolson and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his wife; Donna (Reynolds)
Howard, whom he married in October, 1976; brother, Arthur and his sister, Sherri.
In celebration of Sonny’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 with services to follow at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville
Road in Granite City. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of one’s
choice.
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William Andrew “Andy” Mathes, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Louis
University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Andy was born on July 5, 1952 in Jonesboro, AR, a son of the late Lee Mathes and Catherine (Kim) Mathes.

On August 2, 1975, Andy married Carol Pogorelac, the love of his life at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Andy served as Alderman for the 5th
Ward of Granite City, and was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was also a member of Tri-Cities Knights of
Columbus, St. Elizabeth Men’s Club, and he served on the board at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Andy retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman
after many years of dedicated service. He was very active with the United Transportation Union, serving as president and many other positions with the
union, and traveled to local schools to educated students about train safety as part of Operation Lifesaver. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Andy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Andy was preceded in death by a brother, Leland Mathes.

He is survived by his devoted wife of forty-five years, Carol Mathes of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Jason (Marilyn) Mathes of Glastonbury, Ct and Steven
(Kara) Mathes of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Mary Ann Hendrix, Robert (Sharon) Mathes and Jerry (Brenda) Mathes; proud grandfather to Emma
Mathes, Lilly Mathes and Henry Mathes; many nieces, nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite
City, IL, with Father Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Kidney Foundation, masses or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Harvey F. Peters, 89 of Kampsville, IL and formerly of Granite City passed away peacefully at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Harvey was born on March 15, 1931 in Noble, MO; the son of the late Herman and Pearl (Bowden) Peters. Harvey gave many years of service in
production at General Motors and proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Harvey is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Christi and John Courtwright of Granite City; son, Gary Peters of Millstadt, IL; grandchildren,
Lindsey , Tyler, Megan and Nathan, Justin Peters; great-grandchildren, Lennox, Lakota, Mariah, Nash, Tyson, Brooklyn, Legend; brother, Ray Peters;
sister, Ruth and Sonny Hochuli and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Arbeiter) on October 26, 2020.

In celebration of Harvey’s life, services are being planned for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating at Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates Mausoleum, 50 Fountain Drive in Glen Carbon where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
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Donna Housend, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:31 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 7, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City.

She was born Dec. 26, 1945 in Venice, IL to the late Robert & Mary (Spangler) King.

Donna had been a waitress and cook at the American Steel cafeteria and Brenda’s Restaurant in Granite City and Madison, IL.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Lisa (Jeff) Pointer and Carla (Robert) Brooks; a son: Todd Housend of Granite City; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-
grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Frances O’Dell of Esteline, SD and Karen Mares of Granite City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Della Coltogirone, Lois King and Vernon O’Dell.

Services are private.
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Derek Ronald Powers, 40, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born Apr. 13, 1980 in Granite City to Ronette (Buzick) Dusky of Granite City and the late Douglas Ray Powers.

Derek was a movie buff and loved collecting movies.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son: Aiden Powers; Aiden’s mother: Ellen Dietz; a brother: Deron (Lucinda) Powers; and a sister: Kellie
(Ken) Warren all of Granite City.

Services are private.
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Tamala Rhea “Tami” Mitchell, 60 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home.

Tami was born on October 4, 1960 in Belleville, IL and was a safety officer at US Steel for many years. Tami was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church in Granite City and the Order of Franciscans. Tami was a very talented and artistic person who had a special gift of creating crafts and could knit
anything. She loved working with her hands, creating diamond paintings and loved music. Especially playing the piano. Tami was of strong catholic faith
who loved helping people and enjoyed her many days of spending time with her family. She will be remembered for the love of her family and all the
special times they shared together.

Tami is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Louis “Lou” Mitchell Jr., whom she married on July 16, 1983; daughters, Ashley and Levi
Romandine of Redwood City, California, Jessica and Anthony Antle of Granite City; her dad, Paul Sanford of Belleville; grandchildren, Mitchell Antle,
Cameron Antle, Maia Romandine; sisters, Lendy and Neil Middendorf, Wendy Cunningham and many other close family members and friends.

Tami was preceded in death by her mom, Marian (Clifton) Sanford.

In celebration of Tami’s life a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with
Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye officiating at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American
Cancer Society.
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” E. Brown, age 86 of Granite City, IL passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at Stearns Nursing
& Rehabilitation, in Granite City, IL.

Jackie was born on July 1, 1934, in Corning, AR, a daughter of the late Tom Ward and Laura (Harper) Ward.

On June 6th, 1953, Jackie Ward married Richard “Dick” L. Brown, the love of her life in Corning, AR. She worked with her sister, Charlene Sparks at the
Commonwealth in Granite City. Jackie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to many. She was also a
proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Jackie was a devout Christian and was a member at both the United Methodist Church and Word
of Life Tabernacle in Granite City. Jackie enjoyed old movies, ice cream, music, (Elvis and Neil Diamond), craft making, cooking and shopping. Her
greatest joys were reading her Bible, attending church services, and spending time with her family at home and on annual vacations to Panama City
Beach, Florida. Jackie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all, she loved and cherished her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved her.

In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her son, Randall T. Brown, sisters Charlene (Tom) Sparks, Tommie Sue Poyner and Carol
Kilburn, brother Glen Ward, her twin brother, Jackie Lynn Ward and sister-law-Joyce Albers.

Jackie is survived by and will be missed by her devoted Husband, Dick Brown of Granite City, IL; her loving children, Richard G. Brown and Jayne
Pappas, both of Granite City, IL; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Jessica (Matt) Mercer, Sarah Davis, Benjamin (Sherrie) Davis, Melissa Pappas, great-
grandchildren, Anastasia Dooley, Alex Dooley, Gerald Salas, Jillian Ellis, Orion Gregory, Jayden Ellis, Logan Bryant, Zoey Bryant, Brantley Mercer, sister-
in-laws Judy Werths, Jeanie Ward & Ann Ward, brother-in-law Carrol Kilburn and many other extended family.

In celebration of Jackie’s life, a private visitation and funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City,
IL.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.
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Thelma L. Wright, 93, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born on May 4, 1927 in Qulin, MO to John and Mae (Fitzgerald) Webb

Thelma married Edward Wright and he preceded her in death in 1982.

She was factory worker for over 20 years at Bussman Fuse. Thelma loved her grandchildren and will be greatly missed by them.

Thelma is survived by a son, David (Deborah) Wright of Gillespie, IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother,
Sherman Webb of Qulin, MO. Thelma will be greatly missed by her great grandson, Zackary “Zacky” Bell who took care of her.

Besides her husband and parents, Thelma is preceded in death by 2 daughters: Carolyn Strickland and Betty Wright; 2 sons: Gary Wright and Steven
Wright and a grandchild.

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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Thomas Edward Bridges, 63, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home.

He was born on December 29, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Omer Bridges and Joyce (Love) Denson.

Thomas enjoyed cooking and cookouts with friends, playing video games and helping people.

He is survived by 5 sisters: Kay Bopp of Granite City, IL, Kathy (Mark) Hornsey of Granite City, IL, Sharon Norton of Granite City, IL, Elaine Denson of
Granite City, IL and Janet Denson of Granite City, IL and step father, Roger Clements, Sr.

Besides his parents, Thomas is preceded in death by a brother, Danny Huebner; a sister, Debbie Copeland and a step brother, Roger Clements, Jr.

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

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Tammie R. Stine. 61, of Granite City, IL died on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on July 7, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to Jearald Dover and Carolyn nee:  Chronister Mifflin.

Tammie married Dana Stine in Granite City, IL on September 22, 2009.

The loving wife and mother enjoyed cooking.  She liked to can tomatoes and bake cookies.

Besides her husband and mother, Tammie is survived by 2 daughters:  Melissa Robertson of Granite City, IL and Tiffany Robertson of Granite City, IL; 4
grandchildren:  Jacob Robertson, Ezra Robertson, Isaiah Robertson and Mateo Robertson; 3 brothers:  Gerald (Michelle) Dover of Granite City, IL, Terry
(Gloria Kaye) Dover of Granite City, IL and Tracy (Cathy) Lambeth of Benld, IL and 2 sisters:  Sandra (Mike) Wood of Granite City, IL and Rebecca (Jesse)
Sanders of Alton, IL.

Tammie is preceded in death by her father and a son, Jason Robertson.

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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Ryan Richard Klein, 43, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 15, 1977 in Waukegan, IL to Keith and Karen (Marsh) Klein.

Ryan was a devoted father and enjoyed fishing, music, a good joke, nature and animals.

Besides his parents, Ryan is survived by 2 daughters: Summer Klein of Dubois, IL and Raeleigh Klein of Granite City, IL; 3 sons: Ryan K. Klein of
Nashville, IL, Caleb Klein of Dubois, IL and Bryley Klein of Granite City, IL; 2 brothers: Kevin Klein of Granite City, IL and John Gerren of Spring Grove, IL
and a sister, Lisa Marie (George) Paulosky of North Aurora, IL.

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

The family has chosen to have a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the parents, to assist with expenses.
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Mark D. Pellazari, 56, of Granite City died on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Granite City, IL.

He was born on December 23, 1964 in Highland, IL to John Otto and Rita (Childerson) Pellazari.

Mark was a member of the Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL. He worked in several auto parts stores as a sales clerk and sales manager. Mark
enjoyed drag racing and working on older cars. He was also a lifelong Pittsburg Steelers fan.

Survivors include a brother, Marvin (Marsha) Pellazari of Granite City, IL; 3 aunts: Caroline Childerson of Carlinville, IL, Jane Childerson of Greenville, IL
and June Childerson of Pocahontas, IL; 8 nieces and nephews: Austin Pellazari, Aubrie Pellazari, Katherine Gerber, Kay Porter, Darrell Pellazari, Johnny
Baker, Judy Jenkins and Lisa Warren and a special friend, Catherine Hutchinson. Also surviving are 3 step children: Adam Hutchinson, Brad Hutchinson
and Jennifer Hutchinson; 3 step grandchildren: Kingston, Colton and Heidi and several great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends and lifelong best
friends: Keith Smick, Dave Rippy and Kurt Ficker.

Besides his parents, Mark is preceded in death by a brother, John Lee Pellazari and 2 sisters: Rita Marlene Pellazari and Iona Baker.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Freedom Worship Center in Granite City, IL. COVID 19
protocols for churches will be in effect including everyone is required to wear a mask and to social distance.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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John Christopher Bohmer, 60, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:51 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

He was born November 14, 1960 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He married Carole Ann (Roehr) Bohmer on July 28, 1983 in Oklahoma and she survives.

He was employed at Thomas Industrial Coatings in Pevely, Missouri with 28 years of dedicated service as a steel painter.

John loved socializing and being with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing pool and golfing and cherished his American Dingo, Chloe.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Justin (Stephanie) Roehr of Granite City and Nicholas (Erica) Bohmer of Dallas, Texas; a daughter,
Andrea (Stephen) Huffman of Granite City; five grandchildren, Mason Roehr, Ruby Roehr, Milyn Roehr, Lily Bohmer and Leo Bohmer; two brothers,
Raymond (Susan) Bohmer of New York and Ricky Bohmer of Maine; three sisters, Robin (Warren) Conner of Texas, Cindy (Kenny) Wayne of New York
and Heidi Plumey of New York; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Bohmer; his mother and stepfather, Patricia (McGee) and Richard Tanguay; a niece, Dawn and two
nephews, Chris and Gabriel.

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

Memorials may be made to support your local animal shelter.
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David A. Mundy, 56, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at his home.

He was born July 4, 1964 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of LaDonna (McGinness) Mundy of Granite City and the late Thomas Dean Mundy.

He worked at Value City Furniture in Fairview Heights with many years of dedicated service in sales.

David enjoyed his days of fishing, enjoyed sports and watching baseball and football and was an avid coin collector. He will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey Mundy of St. Louis; two daughters, Jackie Mundy of Glen Carbon and Jessica Mundy of Highland;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Marilyn Thomas of Granite City and Vicki and Rev. Kenneth Rayborn of Mt. Carmel; nieces; nephews; other extended
family and many friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean Mundy and Jeffrey Mundy; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Keith Harley
and brother-in-law, Michael Thomas.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at City Temple Assembly of God Church, 4751 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, January 8, 2021
from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Sam Hart and Reverend Kenneth Rayborn officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Melanoma Institute.

Donations may be accepted online at www.melanoma.institute or accepted at the funeral home or service.
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Helen K. Klenklen, 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Helen was born on December 2, 1935 in Boonville, MO to the late John G. and Lorene T. (Kempf) Klenklen. Helen attended grade school and high
school in Boonville, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO.

In 1960, Helen began her 50-year career at St. Louis University High School (SLUH) in St. Louis, MO. During those 50 years, she held the positions of
Secretary and Registrar. Helen loved work and her co-workers, befriending many of them outside of the normal work hours. She especially loved the
many SLUH students throughout the years who gave her great energy and kept her young. She retired from SLUH in July, 2010.

Helen was very active in her church and was a long-time volunteer of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Kingdom House (now LifeWise STL). She was
a frequent visitor to Missouri Botanical Garden (known as “Helen’s Garden” by family members), the Fox Theater and the Muny Opera. She never met a
stranger, and was always willing to help those who were in need, including feeding the homeless.

Helen was an avid reader and she loved to travel internationally and domestically, though she never found an ice cream she loved more than Ted
Drewes. She loved spending time with her many, many friends and family. Her family will especially remember her for the crazy games she would come
up with, her ability to laugh at herself, her kidding attitude toward nearly everything, her caring desire to always ask how others were doing, her ability to
make others laugh and feel comfortable, the many hours of Lebb Cookie making, and how she dealt the cookies out of the trunk of her car.

Helen was preceded in death by her father John, and her mother, Lorene, as well as a brother, Herb J. Klenklen and brother-in-law Melvin C.
Wilmsmeyer. She is survived by her sister, Janet A. Wilmsmeyer of Granite City, IL, her brother, Robert L. (Juanita) Klenklen of Blue Springs, MO. She is
also survived by her sister-in-law Joyce (Watts) Klenklen, 14 nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and
nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul (1310 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO 63103), or LifeWise STL (1321 S
11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104).

There will be a private family Mass and burial. The family is planning a Mass of Celebration of Helen’s life to be held when the Covid restrictions are lifted.
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Olen P. Hermes, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Olen was born on February 7, 1927 in Alton, IL, a son of the late Olen H. Hermes and Carrie (Hanold) Hermes.

Olen proudly served his country with honor in the United States Army and United States Navy. On June 22, 1957, Olen married Betty R. Mohon, the love of
his life at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL, where he and Betty are faithful members. Olen retired from ALSMA as a computer
programmer after many years of dedicated service. He was a talented artist who enjoyed oil painting and photography. Olen also enjoyed making clocks
and traveling with Betty. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Olen was a
devoted family man who loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Olen was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jean Hermes.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Betty Hermes of Granite City, IL; dear children, Rich (Paula) Hermes of Cottleville, MO and Laurie
(John) Greco of Granite City, IL; brother, Marvin Hermes of Glen Carbon, IL; proud grandfather to Kyle (Amanda) Joyce, Tyler Hermes, Becky Hermes and
Katie (Bobby) Oeth; proud great-grandfather to Hadley and Brayden Oeth; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with
Rev. Karla Frost officiating.

Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery fund for St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road, St. Jude Children’s
Hospital or Heartland Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Donna Marie Dioneda, 84, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at NHC
Health Care in St. Charles, Missouri.

She was born March 29, 1936 in Danville, Illinois, a daughter of the late Sterling Ford and Ramona Ayers.

She had been married to the love of her life and her best friend, Dr. Francisco Basa Dioneda for nearly sixty years before he passed away on October 22,
2015.

She graduated from Danville High School as a member of the National Honor Society and went on to earn her nursing degree at DePaul Hospital. As a
registered nurse, she helped her husband run his office for years while raising their four children. After her children were raised, she returned to
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where she earned her Master’s Degree. She retired from the Edwardsville School District after many years of
dedicated service and creating many friendships.

Donna was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and was devoted to her prayers with her Filipino prayer group. With her late
husband, she touched the lives of so many by never being able to say “No” to anyone in need. She loved the outdoors, traveling and her occasional trips
to the winery and Innsbrook with the girls. Her favorite holiday was Christmas Eve when she loved hosting her ever expanding family and circle of friends.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared, cherished her grandchildren and always loved the great times she had with her husband.

She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Steve and Annette Dioneda of Webster Groves, Missouri, Kerry Dioneda of Rockford, Illinois,
Randy Dioneda of Rockford, Illinois and Greg and Kari Dioneda of Glen Carbon, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Shanna, Alycia, Randy, Nick, Haley, Zachary,
Brittney, Justin, Shane and Justine; seven great grandchildren, Laila, Jacob, Vallyn, Ayden, Kylah, Vayda and Ruby; two sisters and a brother-in-law,
Roberta and David Hall of St. Peters, Missouri and Kara Ayers of Chicago, Illinois; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Rita Ayers of Chicago, Illinois;
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 10:
00 a.m. until a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steve Thompson as celebrant.

Private Family burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul- St. Louis https://svdpstlouis.org/donate .
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Albert W. “Big Al” Kibort, 92, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at
Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born January 12, 1928 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of the late Louis and Juanita (Mernick) Kibort.

He married Shirley M. (Rogers) “Shirl K” on August 26, 1950 in Granite City and she passed away on March 22, 2018.

He had owned and operated Al’s Auto Body from 1950-1964, worked for Wilbur W. Waggoner Trucking in Madison from 1965-1977 and later with Mike’s
Inc. Truck Repairs in Roxana from 1977-1983. In 1983 he went to work along with his wife at Shirl K Floral Designs in Granite City until his retirement in
1998. “Mr. Shirl K” delivered many floral pieces and smiles to the people throughout our community for all occasions. He was the helping hand with daily
operations and errands of the shop. Throughout the years at the floral shop, he continued his auto body career painting and repairing UPS delivery trucks
and vans.

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy on the USS LST-1022 class tank landing ship. Al was a 1946 graduate of Granite City High
School and later graduated from Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis. He was a member of the Machinist District 9 and American Legion and enjoyed
his many years of coaching little league baseball teams and girls’ softball teams with the Granite City Park District. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals, enjoyed listening to classic country music, working word search puzzles and going on his many trips to the casino with his wife. He was
always grateful to everyone and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by four children and spouses, Kathy and Russell Hamilton of Granite City, Karen and Jim Greenwald of Granite City, Kenne Kibort of
Fairview Heights and Keith and Debra Kibort of Granite City; nine grandchildren and spouses, Brian Hamilton, Stacie Griggs, Brandi and Alan Jansen,
Dustin and Lauren Wesley, Melissa Wesley, Dillon and Kylie Wesley, Taylor May Kibort, Kristopher Kibort and Alex Kibort; ten precious great
grandchildren; his twin brother and spouse, Louis and Wenona Kibort of Edwardsville; a sister, Emma Jakich of Glen Carbon; many nieces; nephews;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 67 years and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Alyn Kibort; two sisters, Pauline Nichols and
Juanita Fett and a brother, Eddie Mitchell.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at the Pontoon Baptist Church, 4000 IL Rt. 111 in Pontoon Beach on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00
a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Mike Jameson officiating.

Private burial with full military honors will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Zachary Alyn Kibort Memorial Band Scholarship or to the Granite City Area Community Foundation.
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Randy R. Graham, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, MO.

Randy was born on August 5, 1958 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Raymond Graham and Peggy (Ross) Hoffmann.

On August 26, 1977, Randy married Karen Gay Hoover, the love of his life in Granite City, IL, and Karen passed away on January 24, 2020. Randy retired
as a lab analyst from Granite City Steel after forty-one years of dedicated service. He was an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey fan and he enjoyed playing his
guitar and listening to classic rock. Randy also had a green thumb and he enjoyed working in his garden or barbecuing in the back yard. He was a loving
brother, uncle and a friend to many. Randy loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, and wife, Randy was preceded in death by his step-father, Leroy Hoffmann.

He is survived by his loving siblings, Danny (Min) Graham of TX, Tawna (Donnie) Hill, Debbie (David) Goodrich, Krystal (Tony) Merz and Bryan (Amy)
Hoffmann all of Granite City, IL; proud uncle to Veronica, Ronnie, David, Ethan, Cameron and Brandon; many great-nieces, great-nephews, beloved
dogs, Winston and Monty; extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Roger Dale Clements Jr., 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:26 p.m. Sat. Dec. 26, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granit City.

He was born July 8, 1972 in Granite City to Pearl (Woods) McElroy and Roger Dale Clements Sr., both of Granite City.

Roger loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter: Rachel Clements; 2 sons: Roger Dale Clements III and Edward Martin Clements; their children’s
mother: Dawn (Wells) Bone; a half-brother: Tom Bridges; 4 half-sisters: Kathy (Mark) Hornsey, Elaine Denson, Janet Denson, Kay Bopp and Sharon
Norton; aunt: Rita Clements; a great-uncle: Frank Hays; uncles: Harold Clements, all of Granite City and Donnie Clements of Cumberland City, TN.

Services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Burial will be at Noon Thurs. Dec. 31, 2020 at Clements Cemetery in Cumberland City, TN.
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July Lynnatte Wader, 43, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wed. Dec. 23, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Medical
Center in St. Louis, MO.

She was born Mar. 29, 1977 in Ft. Campbell, KY to Janet (Biggs) Cook and Rodney Lynn Ballard both of Granite City.

She had been a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by 4 children: Samantha Funk of Joplin, MO, Erin (Bradley) Bishop of Miami, OK, Kristin (Jesalynn) Garner of
Joplin, MO and William Wader III of Baxter Springs, KS; 7 grandchildren: Brayden Bro, Kyson Bro, Hayden Cutrell, Alana Bishop, Carson Cutrell, Landon
Ruddick and William Wader IV, she was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2 new grandbabies; a sister: Mitzi (Kyle) Perkinson of Sullivan, IN; and a
brother: Aaron Ballard of Litchfield, IL.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Gary E. Wright, 72 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Gary was born on April 17, 1948 in Qulin, MO. Gary was the owner & operator of Gary Wright Trucking and proudly served his country in the United States
Army. Gary was a huge Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and in his free time he never missed a chance to spend time with his family and friends. 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; daughter; Trisha Bell of Granite City; mom, Thelma (Webb) Wright; his Boy Boo, Sebastian Baxter;
grandchildren, Zackary Bell and Cheyanne of Granite City, Dustin Bell of Granite City, Mackenzie Bell of Granite City; great-grandson, Tyler Bell of Granite
City; brother, David Wright of Gillespie, IL; a very close and special friend, Tommy Moss.

Gary was preceded in death by his dad; Edward H. Wright; son-in-law, Robert Bell; brother, Steve Wright; sisters, Betty Wright and Carolyn Strickland.
In celebration of Gary’s life, burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military rites are being planned for a later date.
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Karen Kosuge (nee Scott), 67, of Granite City, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2020, with her family by her
side.

Karen was born to the late Vester and Marguerite Scott, July 21, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Granite City High School in 1971 and
pursued her dream to live for some time in Hawaii, where she met the love of her life, Ken. They married on August 29, 1976, in San Francisco, and
together raised four children who loved her dearly: Melanie, Summer, Tim, and Alex Kosuge.

Karen was an adoring mother, chef, and artist who enjoyed books, cooking, and travel, and she cherished her friendships in the local women’s social
group she led, GC Women. Her passion and her devotion, however, was to her family, for whom she was an endless well of love, generosity, and
support. She made every birthday and holiday (especially Christmas) magical with her care and fabulous feasts. We will miss her greatly and love her
always.

In addition to her husband and children, Karen is survived by her brother John Scott, sister-in-law Gloria Scott, niece Leah Scott, and her two
grandchildren, Mika and Teo Kosuge.

Those who knew Karen know how much she loved gatherings with family and friends. Unfortunately, out of an abundance of caution for all who loved her,
no public service will be held due to Covid restrictions. Instead, the family would like to host a remembrance celebration once it is safe to gather. Friends
wishing to honor Karen are invited to make a charitable donation in her name to their favorite food bank or children’s organization.
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Margie Lee Baker, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Granite Nursing and
Rehab in Granite City, IL. Margie was born on August 10, 1939 in St. Louis, MO.

On March 8, 1957, Margie Robinson married Hairel Thomas Baker, the love of her life and Hairel passed away on August 14, 1996. Margie was a loving
mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and a friend to many. She was a faithful member of South Roxana First Assembly of God in South Roxana, IL.
Margie enjoyed going to church to serve the Lord and reading her favorite book of the bible, Isaiah. She also enjoyed going on long drives when the
weather was nice. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Margie will be remembered for the loved she shown to her family. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Roscoe Robinson and Ava Alice (Henderson) Arnold; stepfather, George Arnold; and by her
siblings, Pat Chaney, Betty Richardson, Jean Sanders, Gloria Johnson, Peggy Carty and Clifford Robinson.

She is survived by her loving children, Nancy (William) Ellington and Janet Berndt both of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to William (Roselyn)
Ellington, Nancy (Arnold) Huyck and Joshua (Jessica) Berndt; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis,
MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the family.
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Robert “Bob” Dale Henry, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Riverside Rehab
& Health Care in Alton, IL.

Bob was born on November 26, 1949 in Summersville, MO, a son of the late Dale G. Henry and Dorothy V. (McKinney) Henry.

Bob was a loving brother, uncle and a friend to many. He retired as a manager from Farmers Market in Granite City, IL. Bob was an avid sports fan and he
enjoyed golfing and reading a good book on history. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Bob will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Decker; and by a brother-in-law, Douglas Arnzen.

He is survived by his loving siblings, Don Henry of Granite City, IL, Debra (Paul) Stayduhar of Glen Carbon, IL and Marilyn Arnzen of Richland, WA; proud
uncle to Terry (Monica) Decker, Hilary (Andrew) Willis, Kyle Arnzen and Caitlin Stayduhar; several great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life, a graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, at a later date.
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Cloenah Goes, 89 of Madison, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Liberty Village in Maryville.

Cloenah was born on October 12, 1931 in Grandin, MO; the daughter of the late Tom and Ora M. (Tucker) Roam. Cloenah worked in production at
Wonder Bread Company in St. Louis and in her free time she enjoyed her days of cooking, playing cards, gardening and canning what she had grown.
Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cloenah is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Leonard and Mary Goes of Granite City, Adam and Ferrell Goes of Sullivan, MO; grandchildren,
Kim Pryor of Granite City, Tammy Johnson of Highland; Katelyn, Allie, Nick, Noah, Nyles; great-great-grandchild, Addie.

In addition to her parents, Cloenah was preceded in death by her husband; Leonard O. Goes, whom she married on May 10, 1947.

In celebration of Cloenah’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s
Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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B.W. Wallace, 85 of Granite City passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2020 surrounded by his family.

B.W. was born on September 7, 1935 in Dover, TN; the son of the late Bieth C. and Queenie (Birks) Wallace. B.W. was a retired laborer out of local 179
for the City of Edwardsville and of Christian faith. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a life time member of the AmVets Post
#51 and a life time member of the Granite City American Legion Post #307. His greatest joy was the love of his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

B.W. is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Margaret “Peggy” (Browning) Wallace, whom he married on September 3, 1983; daughter, Janet and
Joe Vaughn of St. Jacob, IL; son, Kenneth Wallace of Wood River, IL; step-son, Bob Kirksey of Granite City, IL; sisters, Freida Tucker, Ann Warren, Nelda
Kingdom; grandchildren; Jason, Justin, Rebecca, Kristina, Angel, Lynnan, Jack; great-grandchildren, Emma, Lyla, Liam, Aaryn.

In addition to his parents, B.W. was preceded in death by his brothers; Gerald, Bobby, Roger, Harry, Leon, Guy and Shelby Wallace; sisters, Helen Shutt,
Violet Hayes and Peggy Sommers.

In celebration of B.W.’s life a family visitation will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor Kenneth Wallace officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with full military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Patrick W. Spivey, 46 of Madison, IL passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis.

Patrick was born on July 10, 1974 in Centerville, IL; the son of the late Carlton and Shirley (Statler) Spivey. Patrick was a proud volunteer fireman and
dispatcher for the Madison Fire Department; 911 dispatcher for the city of Madison and also served as a supervisor dispatcher for the Belleville Police
Department and was a dispatcher for US Steel. Patrick was a well known outdoorsman who was an expert trout fisherman and loved to camp and deer
hunt. Patrick loved his family and never missed a chance to take trips with his kids, visiting almost half of all major league baseball stadiums. He was a
huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to watch and cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs and he always supported his hometown hockey team, the St. Louis
Blues. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and Patrick will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Patrick is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Linda (Patton) Spivey, whom he married on December 8, 2017; his children, Briana Spivey of
Belleville, IL, Miah Spivey and Damion Stokley of Belleville, IL, Gavin Spivey and Hannah Grotsky of Fairview Heights, IL, Nathan Gray and Emily Cerkoski
of Madison, IL, Andrew Gray of Madison, IL; brothers, Mike and Lisa Spivey of Mitchell, IL, John Spivey of Collinsville, IL and many other close family
members and friends.

In celebration of Patrick’s life, a memorial celebration is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to the Madison Illinois Fire
Department, 1800 3rd St. Madison, IL 62060.
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Scott M. Hart, 62, of Granite City, Illinois and formerly of Kingsland, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 20,
2020 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born October 3, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Melvin R. and Mildred L. (Scott) Hart. He spent much of his childhood into his young
adult life in the New London, Connecticut area and cherished the lifelong friendships from these years.

He married Mary (Byrd) Hart on May 13, 2003 in Kingsland, Georgia and she survives.

He was a Master Elite salesman with Auffenberg Mazda in O’Fallon, Illinois with 13 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Scott was a friend to all and for life, was an intriguing storyteller, a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends. He loved experiencing life, was always on the go, enjoyed days of hiking and was an avid fan of the St.
Louis Cardinals.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four children, Jacob Hart of Brooklyn, New York, Marilyn (Stephen) McPheron of Sugarland, Texas, Troy
Maycock of Sumter, South Carolina and Zachary Hart of Granite City; three grandchildren, Clive McPheron, Evan Maycock and Hailey Maycock; seven
brothers and sisters, Cindy (Nate) Jenkins-Bayna, Kenneth Hart, Dan Hart, Melvalene Hart, Robert (Cheryl) Hart, Robin (Charles) Manchester and Peter
(Clay) Hart; mother-in-law, Ollie Walker; father-in-law, Henry J. (Barbara) Byrd; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to the family wishes, a memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to support your local Salvation Army in his memory.
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June Becherer Duncan, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Fountain View Manor
in Granite City, IL.

June was born on June 7, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Clifton Dudley and Julia (Beaver) Dudley.

June was a loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and a friend to many. She was also a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her
family. June enjoyed spending time with family and she will be remembered for the love and care shown to her children and grandchildren. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Becherer on March 30, 1983; second husband, John Duncan on
August 29, 2015; three sisters, Eleanor, Doris and Laura; and by her brother, Clifton

She is survived by her loving children, Mark (Debbie) Becherer of Collinsville, IL, Diane (John) Prazma of Granite City, IL, Michael Becherer of Granite City,
IL, Tom Becherer of Granite City, IL; Janet (Mark) Price of Granite City, IL and David (Karen) Becherer of Granite City, IL; sister, Gloria Kowalski of Granite
City, IL; sister-in-law, Louise (Jerry) McCann of Peoria, IL; sister-in-law Mary Ellen Becherer of Maryville, Il; proud grandmother to thirteen grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. June will be
laid to rest next to Harold at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Misty Dawn Gutierrez-Marquez, 48, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Louis University
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on November 17, 1972 in Granite City, IL to Glen “Wayne” and Alma nee: Doza Risinger.

Misty married Mauricio Guetierrez-Marquez in Edwardsville, IL on February 25, 2011.

The loving wife and mother was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Pontoon Beach, IL. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and
exploring new things. She loved her family and pets.

Misty is survived by her husband, mother, a daughter, Mystic (Phillip) Hines of Danville, IL; a son, Benjamin Tackett of Granite City, IL; 5 brothers: John
(Pamela) Risinger of Breman, KY, Troy (Michelle) Risinger of Granite City, IL, Dale Risinger of Granite City, IL, Michael (Angie) Risinger of Springeron, IL
and Roger (Toni) Risinger of Breman, KY; 4 sisters: Theresa (Miguel) Huitron of Granite City, IL, Sandra Staggs of Granite City, IL, Kathy Marsala of
Central City, KY and Tina (Tim) Jones of Granite City, IL. Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews: Kimberly Grogan, Jason Risinger, Brittney Tramill,
Bradley Risinger, Angela Nagle, Jay Nagle, Sean Yates, Ashley Staggs, Jessie Huitron, Troy Risinger II, Seanna Risinger, Shantel Wallace, Tim Jones,
Jon Jones, Andrea Weedleman and Brandon Risinger; 5 step children: Mauricio (Jeanette) Gutierrz, Juan (Bella) Pablo, Teressa Gutierrez, Edward
Gutierrez and Vesiente(Erica) Gutierrez and 6 step grandchildren: Angel, Udl, Stephanie, Pablo, Jr, Dulce and Lupe.

Besides her father, Misty is preceded in death by a niece, Tonya Turnbough.

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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Arthur C. Stawar, 89 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Arthur was born on July 12, 1931 in Madison, IL; the son of the late Chester and Irene (Forys) Stawar. Arthur was an electrician for Common Wealth Steel
and had also worked for the national park service at the St. Louis Arch. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and proudly served his country
in the United States Army. In his free time Arthur enjoyed his days spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they
shared together.

Arthur is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Lorraine (Knezevich) Stawar, whom he married on September 13, 1952; his children, Alan and Tami
Stawar of Bloomsdale, MO, Karen and Mark Boyer of Jefferson City, MO, Connie Boucher of Murphysboro, IL, Karla Priebe of Granite City; grandchildren,
Emily Ratliff, Sarah Aubuchon, Jamie Parsons, Adam Boyer, Amanda Schubert, Kastle Priebe, Chapel, Priebe; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ratliff, Nate
Ratliff, Wyatt Aubuchon, Isabel Parsons, Jackson Stoner; sisters, Jenny York and Stephanie Schade and many other close family members and friends.

According to Arthur and the family’s wishes, Arthur will be cremated.
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Mary H. “Mo” Sloan, 58 of Granite City passed away at her home in Granite City on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Mary was born on February 19, 1962 in Granite City; the daughter of the late William and Betty (Moad) McCunney. Mary was a homemaker mom and wife
who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed her days of playing pool and was a well known for the crafts she made. She loved her dogs Buddy and
Sissy and her family always called her “Sis”. Mary will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared with family and friends.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Gerald L. Sloan, whom she married on November 19, 1992; her children, Nicci and Rick Pollard
of Bethalto, IL, Joe and Danielle Shepard of Arnold, MO, Bekka and Stephen Heigert of Roxana, IL, Jake and Kristen Shepard of Anna, IL; grandchildren,
Whitney, Emma, Andrew, Ava, Albie, Rylea, Morgan; brothers, Mick and Zada McCunney, Rich McCunney, Steve and Kim McCunney; sister, Doris
Chapman and many other close family members and friends.

In celebration of Mary’s life a family service is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to the Granite City A.P.A.
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James “Jim” John McDonnell, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 14, 2020 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Jim was born on April 26, 1946 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Joseph McDonald and Opal Marie (Probus) McDonald.

On February 3, 1978, Jim married Linda (Krpan) Rock in Edwardsville, IL. Jim was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he served as
Lector. He attended St. Mary’s School in Madison, IL, Assumption High School in East St. Louis, IL and he graduated from Granite City High School in
1964. Jim made many dear and lifelong friends, especially the 1964 reunion committee. He attended Washington University and S.I.U. in Edwardsville,
IL, where he furthered his studies in math, which prepared him for his life’s work in computers. Jim owned and operated Tire Point Software Company in
Granite City, IL, and he had installations in twenty-three states and Canada.

His many interests included sport, cars, travel and music. Jim attended nearly every St. Louis Cardinal Baseball home game. He sometimes drove his
1967 VW Bus to many games, he was known as the “Van Man”. Many people would take pictures of the van he decorated in a Cardinals theme. He was
also an avid fan of St. Louis Blues Hockey and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame football and basketball. Jim was a walking encyclopedia of sports
knowledge.

Jim was a car enthusiast. He had a favorite 1968 Jag XKE and a 1959 Austin Healy, and he greatly enjoyed them both. He also enjoyed traveling with
Linda to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Egypt. Jim loved music and he attended many concerts, he especially liked the Eagles and
Dwight Yokum.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Kravec; and by his brother, Eddie DeFord.

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of forty-two years, Linda McDonnell of Granite City, IL; loving sons, Jim (Cindy) McDonnell of St. Louis, MO and Joe
(Carmen) McDonnell of Jefferson, TX; dear sister, Janet Zellin of Maryville, IL; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Bill) Litzsinger; nephews, Robert Henry and Craig
Kube; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church with Father Steve Thompson officiating.

Private family interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given in the form of masses or to Holy Family 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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Varsenig “Vee” Haroian Throne, 98, passed away on 14 December 2020 in Joliet, Illinois.

Vee was born at home in 1922 in Granite City, Illinois, along with her twin brother Vahram, children of the late Arsen and Parantzem (Amirian) Haroian
who emigrated from Armenia during the Armenian genocide. They were raised, along with their two brothers, the late Vasken and Vahan, and a sister,
Vartanoush, in a loving extended family, where newly immigrated relatives often stayed with the family for extended periods of time.

Vee married Thomas Throne in 1949. She was a wonderful and loving mother to Norma Vee Asadorian (Eddie, Granite City), Pamela Rose Atkinson
(deceased; Raul, San Anselmo, CA), James Edward (Janet, Manhattan, KS), and David Bruce (Plainfield, IL), who provided her with ten grandchildren
and fourteen great-grandchildren. Being a military family the Thrones had to travel quite a bit, including living in Italy and Germany along with locations in
the US.
Vee graduated from high school in 1940, but never stopped learning. She took college classes late into life because she loved to learn. She started
working at the Granite City Army Depot during World War II as a secretary, and she eventually retired as a legal secretary in 1993 after 27 years of federal
service with a break during her child rearing years. Following her retirement, Vee was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees,
where she served as President, Secretary, and Alzheimer’s fundraiser for the local chapter. She was a member for over 50 years.

Vee was always involved in community activities. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City since 1949, where she
served in many roles including elder, deaconess, greeter, Bible School teacher, and Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Seafarers
couples group and various ladies groups. She was a member of the choir for decades where she loved to sing in worship of God. She particularly
enjoyed the July 4 Masters Voice Community Choir concert in the City’s celebration of the birth of our nation. Being raised in an immigrant family, she
was particularly patriotic and regularly flew a United States flag at her house, wore flag pins, and had assorted flag decorations around her house. Vee
also was a member of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City, and she often attended services at both churches on
Sundays.

Vee was a long-time leader in scouting in the community. As a Cub Scout den leader, a Boy Scout trainer and associate leader, and Council Board
Member, she was honored for her more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts with the Silver Beaver Award from the Cahokia Mounds Council, the
highest and most prestigious honor awarded to a volunteer by a local council to recognize Scouters of exceptional character who have provided
distinguished service within a council. She also completed the Boy Scout Wood Badge Program back when few women undertook such challenges. She
was a member of the Girl Scouts for over 50 years, having joined as a young girl and continued her association with the Girl Scouts as a troop leader,
camp leader, consultant, and Board Member of the River Bluffs Girl Scout Council.

Vee was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, serving locally as Adah, Worthy Matron, Secretary, and Treasurer, and she
served as Grand Adah of Illinois and Illinois Representative to Alabama. She was elected Worthy Matron by her local chapter thirteen times because of
her dedication to Eastern Star.

Vee was a long-time member of the Armenian Relief Society, and she served as treasurer for many years. She also served as a long-time volunteer at
the Gateway Regional Medical Center. She was involved in the Lincoln Place Heritage Association, which preserves and promotes the cultures of the
many ethnic groups that settled in Lincoln Place where Vee grew up.

One of Vee’s passions was playing Scrabble. She would play all day long if anyone would stick it out with her. The very last game of Scrabble that she
played, she beat Jim, even at age 97. She was able to retire her Scrabble board with a smile on her face.
Vee exemplified the Christian ideals in her life by helping others in need, being neighborly to everyone, giving to charities financially and with her time,
visiting and helping sick friends and family members, providing rides to those who could no longer drive, and living a morally good life.
In all things, she did her best.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in Granite City on Friday, 18 December 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm, with a funeral
service at the same location on Saturday, 19 December with a service starting at 10 am with Reverend Taniel Manjikian as celebrant. Burial will follow the
service at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in Granite City in Vee’s name.
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Jack Severs, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home with his loving
wife by his side.

Jack was born on September 5, 1952 in Granite City, IL.

On August 26, 1995, Jack married Donna Starr, the love of his life. Jack had worked for the Madison County Sewer Department as a maintenance man
for many years. He was an outdoorsman who loved nature and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom
he loved dearly. Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jack was preceded in death by his father, Donald Severs; and by a sister-in-law, Wanda Severs.

Jack is survived by his devoted wife of twenty-five years, Donna Severs of Granite City, IL; loving mother, Ann Severs of Lebanon, IL; mother-in-law, Donna
Bernheisel of Mitchell, IL; siblings, Danny (Naomia) Severs of Lebanon, IL, Larry Severs of Granite City, IL and Rena (Curt) Sawyer of IN, sisters-in-law,
Tammy (Joe) Wells of Byron, NY and April (Robert) McGuire of Jerseyville, IL; brother-in-law, William (Kim) Starr of Granite City, IL; numerous nieces,
nephews, extended family and wonderful friends.

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

Memorial donations may be given to the family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Roberto Antonio Carrillo, 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Sat. Dec. 12, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in
Belleville, IL.

He was born June 7, 1955 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Josefina Oritz and Jorge Carrillo.

He and Maria Delgado were married in Collinsville, IL Oct. 30, 1999.  She survives.

Roberto was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Brenda Carrillo; 3 sons: Jorge, Miguel and Antonio Carrillo; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a
brother: Cesar Ortiz; and a sister: Elena Ortiz.

Services  are private.
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Phyllis Kay Sherman, 69 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

Phyllis was born on April 8, 1951 in Granite City and later became a nurse at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. In her free time
Phyllis enjoyed her days of online shopping, social media, especially being on Facebook and her daily conversations with her sister, Jan. Her greatest
joy was her family and her grandchildren and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Phyllis is survived by and will be missed by her husband of over 30 years; Paul Sherman; mom, Dolores (Davis) Townsend of Granite City; sons, Michael
and Andrea Barton of Bourbon, MO, Jason and Angela Barton of Bourbon, MO, Eric Barton and Cheryl Price of Granite City; sister, Jan and Ronnell
Hildreth of Granite City; grandchildren, Christopher Barton, Jonathon Barton, Nathanyl Barton, Ashley Burks, Jason Barton Jr., Brent Bunton; great-
grandchildren, Maximus, Johnna, Kadence, Octavia, Mason and her doggie, Cody.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her dad, Frank Townsend.

In celebration of Phyllis’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.
m. with Dr. Eddy Brown officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Cathy Lynn Baker, nee: Atkinson, age 64, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

Cathy was born on February 14, 1956 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Larry C. Atkinson Sr. and the late Linda J. (Tredway) Atkinson.

On August 1, 1997, Cathy married Mark Baker in Edwardsville, IL. Cathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and a friend to many.
She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Cathy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Mark Baker of Granite City, IL; father and step-mother, Larry and Diana Atkinson Sr. of Glen Carbon, IL; children,
Jim Wilson of Carlinville, IL, Aaron Sartin of Granite City, IL and Kelly (Cassidy) Schlough of Baraboo, WI; step-children, Patrick Baker and Yvonne Reed;
brother, Larry (Linda) Atkinson Jr. of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Curtis Wilson, Caidance Murray, Dylan Murray, Gemma Alfaro, Patrick Reed and
Crystal Reed; extended family and many friends.

Cathy was cremated according to her wishes.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Kendall Wayne Beck, 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at a very special time Thurs. Dec.10, 2020 at his home
following a lengthy battle with small cell lung cancer.

He was born Oct. 16, 1955 in Granite City to the late James P. & Esther (Kindle) Beck.

On Sept. 15, 1978, he and Molli Ropac were married in Granite City.  She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Kendall had been a welder steel frabricator for Mid-Continent Steel for 18 years.  He was passionate about crappie fishing, camping, gardening, mowing
the grass and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter: Chellie Brewer of Granite City, who tirelessly provided his nursing care; 2 sons: Christian (Kaylene)
Brewer of Snohomish, WA and Joseph Brewer of Granite City; 2 granddaughters: Reagan Clemons of Granite City and Reanna Farley of Wood River; a
brother: Tom (Stacey) Beck of Granite City; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Peyton Clemons; 2 brothers: Kevin and Jason Beck; a sister and brother-in-law:
Paula & Jerry Swiatek; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Betty and Mike Ropac.

Services are private.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice in Fairview Heights.
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Arthur Henry Hoff, 97 of Granite City passed away peacefully at his home with his daughter by his side.

Arthur was born on May 19, 1923 in East St. Louis, IL; the son of the late Herman J. and Elizabeth T. (Haider) Hoff. Arthur was a realtor and appraiser for
Morris Realty. He proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines during WW II and in his free time Arthur loved to play golf. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Arthur is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Beth and Terry Ravanelli of Granite City; grandchildren, Dr. Andrew and Brook Ravanelli, Joseph
and Amanda Ravanelli, Jill and Victor White; great-grandchildren, Piper, Lily, Joseph, Katherine; brother, Victor Hoff and many other close family
members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife; Harriet M. (Bowler) Hoff; son, Edgar T. Snipes III; brothers, Paul, Herman, Larry, Ed
and Carl Hoff.Misty Dawn Gutierrez-Marquez, 48, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on November 17, 1972 in Granite City, IL to Glen “Wayne” and Alma nee: Doza Risinger.

Misty married Mauricio Guetierrez-Marquez in Edwardsville, IL on February 25, 2011.

The loving wife and mother was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Tabernacle in Pontoon Beach, IL. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and
exploring new things. She loved her family and pets.

Misty is survived by her husband, mother, a daughter, Mystic (Phillip) Hines of Danville, IL; a son, Benjamin Tackett of Granite City, IL; 5 brothers: John
(Pamela) Risinger of Breman, KY, Troy (Michelle) Risinger of Granite City, IL, Dale Risinger of Granite City, IL, Michael (Angie) Risinger of Springeron, IL
and Roger (Toni) Risinger of Breman, KY; 4 sisters: Theresa (Miguel) Huitron of Granite City, IL, Sandra Staggs of Granite City, IL, Kathy Marsala of
Central City, KY and Tina (Tim) Jones of Granite City, IL. Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews: Kimberly Grogan, Jason Risinger, Brittney Tramill,
Bradley Risinger, Angela Nagle, Jay Nagle, Sean Yates, Ashley Staggs, Jessie Huitron, Troy Risinger II, Seanna Risinger, Shantel Wallace, Tim Jones,
Jon Jones, Andrea Weedleman and Brandon Risinger; 5 step children: Mauricio (Jeanette) Gutierrz, Juan (Bella) Pablo, Teressa Gutierrez, Edward
Gutierrez and Vesiente(Erica) Gutierrez and 6 step grandchildren: Angel, Udl, Stephanie, Pablo, Jr, Dulce and Lupe.

Besides her father, Misty is preceded in death by a niece, Tonya Turnbough.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom .com
According to Arthur’s wishes, he was donated to the Washington School of Medicine.
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Terry K. Lindsay, 59, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:28 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born August 5, 1961 in Granite City, the son of the late Roger James and Barbara (McWhorter) Lindsay.

He married Starla (Roe) Lindsay on September 13, 1986 at Calvary Life Church in Granite City and she survives.

Terry retired from the Granite City Street Department after over 30 years of dedicated service as a laborer. He grew up attending Calvary Life Church and
truly cherished his family.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brittney and Justin Morton of Granite City; a son, Shaun Lindsay of Granite
City; his stepmother, Carol Ann (Maynard) Lindsay of Granite City; a granddaughter, Kaylene Morton; his sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Mark
Siebert of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a daughter, Bethany Lindsay.

In celebration of his life, a visitation will be held at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.
m. until 7:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18 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 the Lindsay family.
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My dear wife, Josephine Marie Beatty, nee: Bagliesi, left us for a better world on December 10, 2020. Josephine had a
twin sister, Margaret, and it was not easy to tell them apart. Josephine’s life was good for most of her ninety two years.

Josephine rose from being a secretary to being the administrative assistant to the Dean of the Social Sciences Department, prior to her retirement from
SIU-E after thirty one years of service.

Josephine had many interests. She was an avid gardener. She loved to sing and was a member of the Sweet Adelines barbershop chorus for ten years.
She also loved operas. In addition to attending many live opera performances, she had amassed a large collection of operas on audio and VCR tapes.
She also loved ballroom dancing, swimming, and playing bridge. Her cooking reflected her Italian family upbringing. Over a fifteen year period, Josephine
also served on the governing board and was secretary of the Granite City Senior Club.

Josephine is survived by Frank her husband of seventy years, a daughter Valerie, and Valerie’s husband George, a son Frank Jr., a grandson Eric, and
Eric’s wife Meghan.

Life will be simpler for all of us, now that Josephine is gone. Farewell dear one.

In celebration of her life, a private family visitation and funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City Senior Club.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Marie Lowder, 95 of Granite City, IL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at University Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville.

Marie was born on August 14, 1925 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late Louis and Eithel (Wilder) Lamonte Beeler. Marie was a dental assistant
in Alton, IL and a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Granite City. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and in her
free time she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Marie will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with
her family.

Marie is survived by and will be missed by her brother; Ronald Beeler of Granite City; niece, Diane and Ray Jones of Granite City; nephew, Greg and
Teresa Beeler of Troy; 2 great-nieces; 4 great-nephews; 1 great-great-niece and 1 great-great-nephew as well as many other close family members and
friends.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lowder.

In celebration of Marie’s life, a private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.
m. with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery in Godfrey. Memorial
donations are suggested to Wounded Warriors.
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Robert “Bob” A. Kraus, 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, MO.

He was born Aug. 11, 1938 in Granite City to the late Frank and Mildred (Piljak) Kraus.

On July 29, 1961, he and Freda J. Moser were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Granite City Steel after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the
Knights of Columbus.  He loved to golf and spend time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 children: Jeff (Geri) Kraus of Glen Carbon; Cynthia (Curt) Desper and Bobbie Jo (Scott) Dreste of Granite City; 6
grandchildren: Jordan, Paige, Lexi, Devin, Patrick and Brooke; and a great-grandchild: Charley Jo.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Frank Kraus.

Services are private.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Bobby Joe Maples, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:53 p.m. Mon. Dec. 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born Apr. 10, 1946 to the late Billy & Betty (Thompson) Maples.

Bobby had been a crane operator and an over the road driver.  He loved motorcycles and car collecting and shows.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Shari (Chris Busch) Maples of Granite City and Barbara (Jerry) Miller of O’Fallon, IL; 2 grandchildren: Brittnee and Ashley; 3
great-grandchildren: Brionna, Gregory and Greyson; and a sister: Sharon Hughes of Fenton, MO.

He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Charlie.

Services are private.  Contact Shari for additional information.
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Richard L. “Rick” Thompson, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born August 5, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Jean (Tharp) Thompson of Granite City and the late Roy L. Thompson. He married Elise
“Lisa” (Kurabyan) Thompson on November 30, 1996 at Royal Orleans in St. Louis and she survives. He retired from Riley Industries as a supervisor and
had also worked at Granite City Steel with many years of dedicated service as a general laborer. Along with his wife, they owned the Dairy Bar on
Nameoki Road in Granite City and has enjoyed the many years of smiles, many laughs, great friends and good ice cream. Rick was a 1969 graduate of
Granite City High School where he played on the Star basketball team. His love of sports continued throughout his life and he enjoyed playing racquetball
at the Y.M.C.A. and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Niedringhaus United Methodist Church and loved his days of traveling with family and
enjoyed his many wonderful cruises.

Rick had a tradition of taking all the family children to the circus every time it came to town. He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife of 24 years and his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Amy
Thompson of Granite City and Alisa Thomspon of Granite City; a stepson, Sergio Donikian of Granite City; four grandchildren, Garner (Terri) Perigo,
Ashten Perigo, Hadleigh Perigo and Luke Moritz; a great granddaughter, Aurora Perigo; a sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Ed Garey of Lake of the
Ozarks, Missouri; two nieces, Christy Renfrow and Angie Kienle; other extended family and many friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in
death by a sister, Marcia Reed. A man of few words, he was exceedingly kind, exceptionally generous and infinitely patient.

In celebration of his life, there will be a private service for Rick’s immediate family. Memorials are suggested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Online condolences can be made at irwinchapel.com.
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Anthony “Tony” Carrizales, 90 of Mitchell, IL passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Christian Northeast Hospital
in St. Louis County.

Tony was born on July 5, 1930 in Granite City, IL; the son of the late Doroteo and Frances (Carmona) Carrizales. Tony was retired from the Civil Service
after 30 years, which included tours in Vietnam and South Korea. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Association of Retired
Employees and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. In his free time Tony loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

Tony is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Jenny and Jim Cook; loving godson, Arthur Aleman; goddaughter, Eleanor Armour. He was a dear
uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. All who knew him will remember Tony for the dedication and love he had for his extended family.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine Aleman and Carmen Breckner and a brother, Gilbert Carrizales.

In celebration of Tony’s life, the family is planning services for a later date.
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Lillian Crawford Barbieri, age 96, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at her home. Lillian
was born on November 11, 1924 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Theodore Gitcho and Katherine (Ballis) Gitcho.

Lillian grew up in Madison, IL and she graduated from Madison High School in 1944. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister,
aunt and a friend to many. She was also a proud homemaker who cherished the times spent taking care of her family. After her children were raised,
Lillian went to work for the Granite City Township for over ten years. Lillian loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her first husband, O. Wayne Crawford; second husband, Joseph Barbieri; siblings,
Evangeline Stuart and Ted Gitcho.

Lillian is survived by her loving children, Katherine (Terry) Heaton of Maryville, IL and Bob (Linda) Crawford of Pana, IL; step-children, Bill (Debbie)
Barbieri, Lucia (Tom) Roche, Barbara Moser and Patricia Robrahn; two sisters, Mary Ann Husmann and Linda Scoville; proud grandmother to eight
grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private graveside services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Vernon C. Shelby, 82, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born on August 29, 1938 in Cairo, IL to Ernest Shelby and Vivian Thompson.

Vernon married Helga Schenk in Germany on February 10, 1961.

The U.S. Army veteran served 24 years in the military achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

Vernon is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela Branscum of Granite City, IL; 2 sons:  Steven (Amy) Shelby of Madison, IL and Vernon (Janette) Shelby
of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren:  Cody, Brittany, Chance, Brandon, Blake, Christine and Logan; 4 great grandchildren and a sister, Wanda (Lacey) Milton of
Granite City, IL.

Vernon 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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Anthony “Tony” Carrizales, 90 of Mitchell, IL passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Christian Northeast Hospital
in St. Louis County.

Tony was born on July 5, 1930 in Granite City, IL; the son of the late Doroteo and Frances (Carmona) Carrizales. Tony was retired from the Civil Service
after 30 years, which included tours in Vietnam and South Korea. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the National Association of Retired
Employees and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. In his free time Tony loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the
special times they shared together.

Tony is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Jenny and Jim Cook; loving godson, Arthur Aleman; goddaughter, Eleanor Armour. He was a dear
uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. All who knew him will remember Tony for the dedication and love he had for his extended family.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine Aleman and Carmen Breckner and a brother, Gilbert Carrizales.

In celebration of Tony’s life, the family is planning services for a later date.
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Judy McGovern of Lebanon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 3,
2020 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.

Born and raised in Granite City, the daughter of the late William and Betty (Meinert) Hamilton.

She was a graduate of Granite City High School where she enjoyed being in the band through her high school years. After graduation, Judy worked for
Delta Airlines until deciding air turbulence and her did not go together. She then attended Lewis and Clark Community College in pursuit of a nursing
degree. While attending college, she worked at Fairmount Park Racetrack grooming and walking horses. This rekindled her love of horses which she
had since a young girl. Her mother often said she wished that they had bought her a horse when she was young so she would have gotten that out of her
system. While working at Fairmount Park, Judy worked and earned a training license and trained horses for a few years until deciding nursing would be
in her best interest.

She cared for others in her nursing career for over 40 years. She was a nurse who could be described as a patient advocate as displayed in her ability to
assess and seek solutions for problems with competency, courage and compassion. Her nursing career was comprised of many different medical
aspects from working in the emergency room to home health. She had worked for Illinois Oncology at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, St. Elizabeth
Hospital in Granite City. Her heart was with her home health patients and their families she served. She took them on as her own family and they in
return felt the compassion and dedication from her.

Judy’s passion in life was her love for animals. She raised many stray animals through her life, found homes for others and would not hesitate to run into
a busy highway at any given notice to help an injured cat or dog. Judy often said that many times animals have no voice and she never hesitated to take
that role. Horse racing remained her true love as she raised and raced horses for over 40 years rather successfully. Her love for the racetrack never
faded whether racing or just visiting the backside where her horses where stabled. She hardly missed a race her horses ran, always standing by the rail
clutching her prayer beads in her hand, not praying for them to win but rather for them to come back safely. Ella Kelly, Synd and currently River Cactus and
Silver Quarters are just to name a few. Judy enjoyed looking at the moonlight while doing her nightime feeding, caring for the birds and cherished good
shoulder time with her husband.

Judy’s life was filled with love and compassion, no matter the occasion, work or play. Judy’s presence was always warmly felt with her clever wit and
good humor. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and the many critters, she calls her babies.

She married Russell Dean McGovern in 1992 at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada and he survives.

In addition to her beloved husband of 28 years, she is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Janice Hamilton; nieces, Erin Foley and
Shannon McGovern; nephews, Christopher Hamilton and Ben Briddell; aunts, Louise Koester and Bert Abel; Goddaughter, Vicki Branding; lifelong friend,
Diane Briddell; many cousins; other extended family and many cherished friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved dog, Bethel.

The family of Judy wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and entire staff of St. Anthony’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their exceptional care and
kindness through these days.

Judy was one of those very special people that you could say you were blessed to have had in your life.

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

Memorials may be made to Randy’s Rescue Ranch, 1400 E. Hwy 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269 www.randysrescueranch.org or to Thoroughbred Aftercare
Alliance, 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503 www.thoroughbredaftercare.org
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Yvonne Joyce Gill, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 2, 1935 in Sparta, Illinois, a daughter of the late Vernon Orlin and Ruth (Craig) Wiley.

She married John S. Gill Sr. in 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 24, 1986.

She retired as a certified nurse’s assistant after over 25 years of dedicated and loving service with home care nursing.

She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Granite City. Joyce was a gifted artist and loved her days of painting and drawing.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Gill and Diane Gill Jr. of Fairview Heights and James and Teresa Gill of Florissant, Missouri; four
grandchildren, Sean Gill, Lacey Gill, Alyssa Gill and Serena Gill; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Clement Wiley of Sparta and Michael and Ann Wiley of
Marissa; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Gill.

In celebration of her life, a private funeral service will be livestreamed from the church for all that would like to attend. This zoom meeting will take place at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
To Join Zoom Funeral Service
Please go to:
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Meeting ID: 864 5151 5536 Passcode: Gill

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Ronald D. (Charbonnier) Crippen, 69, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at
Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Granite City, a son of the late Carl and Olga (Sitton) Crippen.

Ronald loved working alongside with his many friends at New Opportunities Inc. in Granite City for 35 years.

He was a proud member and very active with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life. Ronald served as an assistant Scout Master with Troop 96 in
Granite City, member of Explorer Post 612 and was a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed over 20 years
of bowling on a league and had participated in Special Olympics throughout the years and was the recipient of many medals and recognitions. He also
loved to dance and always enjoyed the dances held by Parents of Special Education and Tri Cities Area Association for the Handicapped.

He never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

Ronald is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Bud Charbonnier of Granite City; nephews and nieces, Michael (Kim) Charbonnier,
Michelle “Pooh” Charbonnier, Tina (Chad) Wilson and Tammy (Larry) Birkner; great nieces and great nephews, Brady Charbonnier, Alayna Moore,
Nathan Moore, Spencer Birkner, Ross (Erica) Birkner, Drake Birkner and Elizabeth Birkner; great-great nephew, Kilian Birkner; other extended family and
friends.

The family would like to thank New Opportunities, Inc., Parents of Special Education, Tri Cities Area Association for the Handicapped, Special Friends,
Stearns Nursing and Rehab, VITAS Hospice and the staff of Edwardsville Care Center for all the love and care given to Ronald.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Charbonnier home on Saturday, December 12, 2020 with Father Alfred
Tumwesigye officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to New Opportunities, Inc., 1510 West Seventh Street, Granite City, Illinois 62040.
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Ruby I. Bathon, 92 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Ruby was born on February 20, 1928 in Fancy Farm, KY; the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Lena (Hayden) Buckman. Ruby was a homemaker and
mom who loved to take care of her family. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison and in her free time Ruby enjoyed her days of
gardening and spending time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Ruby is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Mary Ann and Richard Bledsoe of Granite City, Jane and Phil Boyer of Granite City, Debbie and
Clyde Boyer; grandchildren, Julie and Jeff Mastroianni, Kendra and Mark Miller, Melanie and Kenny Watts, Crystal and Matt Coleman; great-grandchildren,
Anna, Grace, Nikki, Mackenzie, Jackson; brother, Ed Buckman; sister, Stella Harris.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband; Henry A. Bathon Jr. whom she married on September 3, 1949; brothers, James
William Buckman, Robert Leon Buckman, Charles Hillary Buckman, Joseph Louis Buckman, Paul E. Buckman; sisters, Mary Ruth Scott, Mary Ann
Buckman, Dorothy Marie Otey Rule.

In celebration of Ruby’s life, a private family service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating at Irwin Chapel,
3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested to Spina Bifida,
C/O SBA of Georgia & Tennessee, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22209 or online at www.spinabifidaassociation.org.
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James “J.W.” Mathis, 92, of Collinsville and formerly of Collinsville and Granite City, Illinois passed away at the Care
Center of Center Grove in Edwardsville on Monday, December 7, 2020.

He was born July 4, 1928 in Dover, Tennessee, a son of the late James Walter and Cynthia (Taylor) Mathis.

He married Margaret A. (Finch) Mathis on December 27, 1952 in Cornith, Mississippi and she passed away on January 30, 2011.

He retired as a laborer in 1990 from National Steel after many years of service as a 3rd helper on Basic Oxygen Furnace line.

He was a member of New Community Church of the Nazarene in Collinsville and former member of the Church of the Nazarene in Granite City.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. J.W. always enjoyed his times spent back home in Dover, Tennessee
and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Elisha Mathis of Lafayette, Louisiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Kevin Mestel of
Collinsville; five grandchildren and spouses, Scott and Janet Mestel, Justin and Ashley Mathis, Holly and Brent Golden, Jaxon Mathis and Addison Mathis;
five great grandchildren, Austin Mestel, Wyatt Golden, Cameron Golden, Layton Golden and Mason Forlani; three brothers, Glen Mathis of Granite City,
Larry Mathis of Dover and Roland Mathis of Dover; a sister, Ollie Bryant of Dover; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Mathis and a sister, Annie Yarborough.

In celebration of his life, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, December
10, 2020 with Reverend Richard Unger officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Pastor Henry F. Crippen, 86 of Granite City, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Saturday, December 5,
2020 at Christian North East Hospital in St. Louis.

Henry was born on December 20, 1933 in Mounds, IL; the son of the late Olin and Marie (Fisher) Crippen. Henry was the lead pastor of Word of Life
Tabernacle in Granite City for over 60 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and in his free time, Henry enjoyed his days of
feeding wild life around his home, starting a good fire, guns, art and paintings and was always known to joke around with family and friends. He loved
people and loved to help people anyway he could and will be remembered for the countless people he ministered to over the many years he served as
lead pastor. Pastor loved his family and the Lord and had such a kind and generous heart to all he met.

Henry is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Cathy (Sanders) Crippen, whom he married on December 6, 2002; his children, Brian Crippen Sr. of
St. Louis, MO, Lisa and James Cochran of Granite City, Rebecca and Rocky Smith of Granite City; grandchildren, Olivia Foster, Brian and Veronica
Crippen Jr., Nicholas Crippen, Isabella Crippen, Bethany Ellis, Rhiannon Smith, Rayley Smith; great-grandchildren, Noah Crippen, Madelyn Crippen,
Briley Crippen, Henry Crippen and numerous other close family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his son; Richard Allen Crippen and his grandson Sean Crippen; former wife, Bobbie Crippen.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 6:00 p.m. at Word of Life Tabernacle with Dr. Don
Jones and Pastor Brian Crippen officiating. A private family burial will follow on Thursday, December 10, 2020 with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorial donations are suggested to Word of Life Tabernacle, 4870 Maryville Road in Granite City. Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Irene O. Hudson, 102, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Care Center of Cedar Grove in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on October 18, 1918 in Cherry Valley, MO to Alex and Edna nee: Sharrar Terry.

Irene married Richard “Tony” Hudson and he preceded her in death in 1996.

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed reading, travelling, music and word puzzles.  She worked for Market Development in St. Louis for several
years prior to her retirement.

Irene is survived by 2  daughters:  Terry DeVrieze of Granite City, IL and Darlene Demaree of Granite City, IL; a son in law, Roger Levin; 7 grandchildren:
Mike Demaree, Rick (Carolyn) Demaree, Laura (Kevin) Romine, Brian (Michelle) Levin, Greg (Stacy) Levin, Dawn (Sean) Lupardus and Kristie DeVrieze;
13 great grandchildren:  Alex, Caitlin, Sarah, Lindsay, Jeffrey, Travis, Alisha, Matthew, Gracy, Wil, Christopher, Erin and Dalton and 5 great-great
grandchildren:  Madison, Hannah, Luke, Olivia, Connor and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Irene is preceded in death by a daughter, Judie Levin; 4 brothers:  Roe Terry, Russell Terry, Roscoe Terry and Francis
Terry.

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

Services are private.
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Vernon C. Shelby, 82, of Granite City, IL died on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born on August 29, 1938 in Cairo, IL to Ernest Shelby and Vivian Thompson.

Vernon married Helga Schenk in Germany on February 10, 1961.

The U.S. Army veteran served 24 years in the military achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

Vernon is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela Branscum of Granite City, IL; 2 sons:  Steven (Amy) Shelby of Madison, IL and Vernon (Janette) Shelby
of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren:  Cody, Brittany, Chance, Brandon, Blake, Christine and Logan; 4 great grandchildren and a sister, Wanda (Lacey) Milton of
Granite City, IL.

Vernon 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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Robert Dwayne Cann, 61, of Madison, IL, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born Oct. 4, 1959 in Granite City to Mary L. (Jones) Cann of Granite City and the late Robert Lee Cann.

On Dec. 31, 1993, he and Denise K. Busch were married in Granite City.  She survives in Granite City.

Dwayne retired from River’s Edge Chemical.  He loved being outdoors and fishing.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 2 sons: Justin (Diona) Cann and Josh Cann; a granddaughter: Kaylee Cann; 2 brothers: Dennis and
Bryan Cann; and 2 sisters: Donna Kleier and Judy Cann all of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Jennifer Cann; and 2 granddaughters: Brittney and Kayla Cann.

The family will hold a celebration of life service for Dwayne at a later date.
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Joyce Lyn Miller, 66, of Edwardsville and formally of Wood River, IL and Granite City, IL died on Thursday, December 3,
2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on December 11, 1953 in Granite City, IL to James N. and Leona nee:  Widdows Johnessee.

Joyce married Robert F. Miller in Granite City, IL on April 11, 1981.  He preceded her in death in February 2015.

She enjoyed going to the casino with her husband.  Joyce was a receptionist for Dr. Phillip Valicoff prior to her illness.

Survivors include 3 sisters:  Sharon (Michael) McGovern of Granite City, IL, Mary Sanders of Granite City, IL and Darlene (Dr. Phillip) Valicoff of Maryville, IL
and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband and 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 private burial will be held at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Yolinda Jean Welker, 63, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on December 3, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on March 26, 1957 in St. Louis, MO to William Dilbeck, Sr and Phyllis nee: May Covert.

The loving mother and grandmother worked at Mar- KA Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mascoutah, IL for 15 years prior to her illness.

Yolinda is survived by a son, Robert Topley of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Zachary, Nova and Violet; a brother, William Dilbeck, Jr of Cuba, MO and 6
sisters:  Phyllis Bronaugh, of Pontoon Beach, IL, Pamela Newberry of Granite City, IL, Ruth (Milton) Galle of New Athens, IL, Sherry (William) McCaslin of
Granite City, IL, Sheila (Bobby) Jetter of Mulkeytown, IL and Cindy Dilbeck of Oxly, MO.

Besides her parents, Yolinda is preceded in death by 4 brothers:  Timothy Dilbeck, Charles Dilbeck, Joseph Dilbeck and Virgil Dilbeck and by a sister,
Carla Henne.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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James Dean Matyas, 55, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tues. Dec. 1, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital in
Alton, IL.

He was born Oct. 17, 1965 in East St. Louis, IL to Thomas Frank Matyas of Granite City and the late Carol Lorraine (Ringer)  Matyas.

James had worked for Matyas Construction for 35 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

He is survived by his fiancée: Pamela Darnell of Granite City; 2 step-daughters: Tammy Crowder of St. Louis, MO and Kim Crowder of Granite City; a step-
son: Charles Crowder of Glen Carbon, IL; 9 step-grandchildren; 3 brothers: Roger Matyas of Granite City, Andy Matyas formerly of Granite City and Scott
Matyas of Belleville, IL; and a special niece: Zoey Darnell of Jerseyville, IL.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Larry and Shane Matyas.

Services are private.
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Yvonne Joyce Gill, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born September 2, 1935 in Sparta, Illinois, a daughter of the late Vernon Orlin and Ruth (Craig) Wiley.

She married John S. Gill Sr. in 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on September 24, 1986.

She retired as a certified nurse’s assistant after over 25 years of dedicated and loving service with home care nursing.

She was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Granite City. Joyce was a gifted artist and loved her days of painting and drawing.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Gill and Diane Gill Jr. of Fairview Heights and James and Teresa Gill of Florissant, Missouri; four
grandchildren, Sean Gill, Lacey Gill, Alyssa Gill and Serena Gill; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Clement Wiley of Sparta and Michael and Ann Wiley of
Marissa; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph M. Gill.

In celebration of her life, a private funeral service will be livestreamed from the church for all that would like to attend. This zoom meeting will take place at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
To Join Zoom Funeral Service
Please go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86451515536pwd=U21DNStmdFNYVFdLM0t3SUxEVXlmdz09
Meeting ID: 864 5151 5536 Passcode: Gill

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Freddie Edward Cohen, age 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Granite Nursing
and Rehab Center in Granite City, IL. Freddie was born on February 16, 1936 in Olive Branch, IL, a son of the late
Claude Cohen and Goldie (Gullett) Cohen.

Freddie was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army from 1953-1956 and in the United States Navy from 1958-1981, he
retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief Molder. During his time in the military he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal with Bronze Star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon along with Six Good Conduct Awards. Freddie was also a lifetime member of the VFW and a
Mason with the Ainad Shriners Lodge 1030 Emeth since 2004.

On December 26, 1959, Freddie married Glenda Martin, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. He was a quiet, proud man who enjoyed spending time with
his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would love to just sit back and take everything in, saying “look what we started mom”. Freddie
loved spending time with his golfing buddies and was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City, IL. He was a loving husband,
father, papa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and a friend to many who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Freddie was preceded in death by his sister, Lela Miller; and by one brother, Lester Cohen.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-one years, Glenda Cohen of Granite City, IL; loving children, Richard Cohen of Granite City, IL, Connie (Kirk)
Webb of St. Charles, MO and Penny (Robert) Havrilla of Gulf Breeze, FL; brother, John Cohen of Olive Branch, IL; grandfather to Nichole, Michael, Nikki,
Robert, Ann, Tessa, Bianca, Leonard, Sophia, Natalee and Ricky; great-grandfather to eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends.

In celebration of his life, private military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Irwin Chapel, Granite
City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Word of Life Tabernacle Church.
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Robert “Bob” D. Graf, age 86, of Fenton, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 2,
2020 at the Woodlands in Arnold, MO. Bob was born on July 30, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank Graf Sr.
and Christina (Just) Graf.

Bob was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. On August 1, 1959, Bob married Nancy A. Lischer, the love of his life in
Kirkwood, MO. Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL and a member of Granite City Elks Lodge #1063. He retired from
AMSCO Mechanical in 1996 as a project manager after thirty years of dedicated service. Bob enjoyed spending time at his property, known as “The Lazy L
Ranch” with his family on the Meramec River in Cook Station, MO. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and a friend
to many. He never met a stranger and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His greatest joy was spending time with his eight
wonderful grandchildren. Bob will be remembered for the special times shared with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by siblings, Frank Graf Jr., Irene Markenson, Ida Graf and Dorothea Feldmeier; and by a brother-in-
law, Vance Lischer Jr.

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Nancy Graf of Fenton, MO; loving sons, Christopher (Lisa) Graf of Arnold, MO and Curt (Kathy) Graf of
Glen Carbon, IL; dear sister-in-law, Dorothy Beaman; proud grandfather to Brittany Graf, Ryan (Maddie Talbert) Graf, Lauren Graf, Andrew Graf, Erica
(Calvin Warren) Graf, Kourtney (Justin Varner) Green, Keri (Portlyn) Roberts and Nicholas Graf; proud great-grandfather to Henry Warren, Carson Roberts
and Kinley Roberts; many nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial mass will held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be mailed to the Commemorative Air Force Headquarters; P.O. Box 764769, Dallas, TX 75376 or Holy Family
Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Vernelle Werner, age 98, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Elmwood Nursing and
Rehab Center in Maryville, IL. Vernelle was born on January 27, 1922 in St. Joseph, MO, a daughter of the late Elmer
Young and Lola (Johnson) Young.

In November of 1952, Vernelle Young married Elmer Werner, the love of her life and Elmer passed away on November 26, 2004. Vernelle was a proud
homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and collecting antiques. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Vernelle will be sadly missed by
all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Vernelle was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Vicki Gross.

She is survived by her loving son, John (Chris) Werner of Maryville, IL; dear sister, Maxine Thomas of Kansas City, MO; proud aunt to William (Cathy)
Thomas of Mission, KS; extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family memorial service will be held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Mausoleum on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:
00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army.
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Doris Faye Loness, 77, of Pontoon Beach, IL died on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She was born on September 19, 1943 in Granite City, IL to Joe Walter Johnson and Doris Jeannette nee:  Williams Forsee.

Doris married Charles Loness in Clayton, MO and he preceded her in death in 2001 after 13 years of marriage.

The loving mother and grandmother worked as a school bus driver for 29 years.  She was a member of the Venice Social Club in Pontoon Beach.

Doris is survived by 3 daughters:  Debbie Sutt-Surdyke of Madison, IL, Karen (Jeff) Wallace-Boles of Navarre, FL and Pamela (Wesley) Wallace-Browning
of Pontoon Beach, IL; 2 sons:  Jerry Sutt, Jr of Madison, IL and Harvel Dean Wallace, Jr of Granite City, IL; 6 grandchildren:  Jerry Lynn, Jennifer Schofield,
Billy Lund, Laci Mosier, Kyla Surdyke and Bella McQuay; 5 great grandchildren:  Chloe, Milee, Jaxon, Mason, and Kaia; 3 brothers:  Robert (Butch) Forsee
of Brussels, IL and Walter (Connie) Forsee of Greenville, IL and Charles “Chip” Forsee of Fenton, MO and 4 sisters:  Lois (Steve) Everson of New
Florence, MO, Sandy (Jon) Pryor of Jerseyville, IL, Beverly Rouse (Julius Horvath) of Granite City, IL and Roberta Mathis of Dittmer, MO.

Besides her husband and parents, Doris is preceded in death by her step-father, Bob Forsee and  a brother, Eddie Forsee.

Professional service 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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Kenneth Scott McCallum, 52, of Granite City, IL died on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis,
MO
.

He was born on June 7, 1968 in St. Louis, MO to Jimmy Eugene and Hattie Joyce nee: Mayfield McCallum.

Kenneth married Monica Astorian in Steeleville, MO on December 16, 1991.

The loving husband, father and grandfather enjoyed riding motorcycles, barbecuing, fishing and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife and mother, Kenneth is survived by a son, Dustin McCallum of Granite City, IL; 3 daughters: Whitney McCallum and her fiancé, Jared
Gray of Granite City, IL, Crysta (Austin) Navarrete of Granite City, IL and Hayley McCallum of Granite City, IL; 2 grandchildren: Salvador Blake and Sylvester
Blake; 2 grandchildren on the way and 2 brothers: Jim (Barb) McCallum of Cuba, MO and David McCallum of Cuba, MO.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his father; a brother, Johnny McCallum and 2 sisters: Patricia Hall and Vickie Allen.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Patti Jo Cox, 64, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 11:47 a.m. Wed. Nov. 25, 2020 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

She was born Nov. 20, 1956 in Grayville, IL to the late Jack Louis & Patricia Lucille (McDonald) Bush.

Patti had a green thumb and loved to garden and watch scary movies.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Amy (Anthony) VanMatre and Keri Abner of Grayville, IL; 2 grandsons: Jaxon and Jacob VanMatre; fiancée: Alan Miller of
Pontoon Beach; a sister Marie (David) Boyd of Fairfield, IL; a brother: Leslie Bush of Grayville; and her beloved dog: Willy.

Services are private.
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