Anne M. Harizal, 63 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Anne was born on July 30, 1952 in Granite City; a daughter of the late John Harizal Sr. Anne was a teacher for the Granite City School District.

She is survived by and will be missed by her mom; Dolores (Ropac) Harizal; brothers, John Harizal Jr. of Granite City, Matt and (Tracy) Harizal of
Pleasanton, CA, Phil and (Laurie) Harizal of Tulsa, OK.

In addition to her father Anne was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher J. Harizal.

In celebration of her life a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Ruth M. Maynard, 89 of Granite City passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Christian North East Hospital
in St. Louis surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born on November 5, 1926 in Williamson County, Illinois; a daughter to the late Orville and Ina (Sims) Springs. Ruth was a member of Calvary
Life Church in Granite City and life long homemaker and a servant of the Lord. She loved family life and enjoyed cooking and entertaining whenever she
had the opportunity. Ruth loved people and was well known for being the "life of the party" and hugging nearly everyone she met. Ruth had the gift of
music from the piano, playing very fast at times. Most of all she loved the Lord and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by and will be missed by her high school sweet heart and husband of nearly 72 years; Reverend Harold Maynard Jr.; her children,
Rebecca and (Roger) Miller of St. Louis, Carol and (Jim) Lindsay of Granite City, Pastor Mark and (Jill) Maynard of Granite City; grandchildren, Zach Miller,
Stephanie and (Marshall) Winslow, Paige and (Adam) Clark, Abbigail Maynard; great-grandchildren, Cora Winslow, Lydia Winslow; sister-in-law, Murl
Springs; brother-in-law, Carl Dahmer and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her infant son; David Maynard; brothers, Carlynn and (Wilma) Springs, Charles Springs;
sisters, Nancy Rose and (James) Carter, Mary Alice Dahmer.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will
continue on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Maynard and Pastor Desi
Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Bethalto. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Life Church.
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Katie Claretta Duniphan, 47, of Granite City, IL, died Fri. Mar. 11, 2016 in Granite City, IL.

She was born Sept. 11, 1968 in Granite City to the late Woodrow & Pauline (Lee) Duniphan.
She is survived by: her fiancé, John Gilley, 2 grandchildren, Paris & Millie Silva, a sister, Paula (Barry) Koester, a sister by choice, Kimberly Johnson of
Granite City, 2 half-brothers, Joseph Coleman and Robert Coleman and 2 half-sisters, Vickie Coleman and Tammy Coleman of TN and a nephew,
Kenneth Reiser of Granite City.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Myria Silva.
Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wed. March 16, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Rickie L. Price, 63 of Pontoon Beach passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his
family.

Rickie was born on September 17, 1952 in Bourbon, KY; a son to the late Arthur and Helen (Fuller) Price. Rickie was a Painter with Union Local #120
working for Hartman & Walsh in St. Louis. The United States Army Veteran proudly served his country in the Vietnam War, earning a National Defense
Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge,
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Good Conduct Medal. Rickie was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Gothic Lodge #852 in Fairview Heights, a member
of the Shriners in East St. Louis and a member of the Granite City V.F.W. Post 1300.

He is survived by and will b e missed by his wife; Betty (Huddleston) Price; sons, Tim and (Karen) Tayon of Pontoon Beach, Jeff Loehring of Texas;
daughter, Misty and (Dave) Stosberg of O'Fallon, IL; brother, Darrell Price of Pontoon Beach; sister, Nancy and (Al) Woolen of Collinsville; 4
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law; his dog Abby; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents Rickie was preceded in death by his sister; Patricia Grey.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
services will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Sherman Smith officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.
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Harley J. Crane 71, of Granite City passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Gateway Regional Hospital in
Granite City.

Harley was born on November 5, 1944 in Granite City; a son to the late Elmer and Elfie (Stokes) Crane. Harley was a maintenance man at McDonnell
Douglas in St. Louis.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Vindi and (Robert) Kirchner of Granite City; grandsons, Robert Kirchner and fiance' (Brittany
Thomas) of Granite City, John Kirchner of Granite City; brother, Gale Crane of Granite City.

In celebration of Harley's life, a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Faith In The Word Church in Mitchell, IL.

In keeping with Harley's wishes he was donated to St. Louis University Medical School.
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Mary Lovell Cuppett, 88 of Edwardsville, formerly of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
at University Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville.

Mary was born on May 22, 1927 in Murray, KY; a daughter to the late Dempsey W. and Lois E. (Kirk) Jones. Mary was a life long homemaker and mom
who enjoyed quilting and giving to her family. She was a member of the Collinsville First Church of the Nazarene and will be remembered for the love
she had for the Lord and her family.

She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Duwayne and (Sherry) Cuppett of Branson, MO, Daniel and (Jackie) Cuppett of Union, MO, Stephen
and (Valerie) Cuppett of Glen Carbon, IL; sisters, Dorothy McCoy of Granite City, Faye and (Gene) Hull of Granite City; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Elwood Cuppett Jr., whom she married on November 1, 1946; 2 brothers, Billy G.
Jones and Robert W. Jones.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 13, 2016 fro 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Mary's life services
will be held on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Michelle Renee Rios, 34 of St. Louis, formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her
home.

Michelle was born on February 24, 1982 in Granite City; a daughter of Ben Gordon Sr. and Peggy (Young) Holtz. Michelle was a mother, wife and
homemaker for her family.

In addition to her parents, Michelle was survived by and will be missed by her husband, Ramiro Rios; her sons, Ramiro Rios and Victor Rios of St.
Louis; her brothers, Ben Gordon Jr. and Lonnie Gordon; her sisters, Kelly Gordon and Jennifer Gordon.

In celebration of her life a memorial dinner will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mexican Honorary Club, 1801 Spruce St. in
Granite City.
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Harley J. Crane 71, of Granite City passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Gateway Regional Hospital in
Granite City.

Harley was born on November 5, 1944 in Granite City; a son to the late Elmer and Elfie (Stokes) Crane. Harley was a maintenance man at McDonnell
Douglas in St. Louis.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Vindi and (Robert) Kirchner of Granite City; grandsons, Robert Kirchner and fiance' (Brittany
Thomas) of Granite City, John Kirchner of Granite City; brother, Gale Crane of Granite City.

In celebration of Harley's life, a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Faith In The Word Church in Mitchell, IL.

In keeping with Harley's wishes he was donated to St. Louis University Medical School.
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Loretta Edna Welton, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home in
Granite City, IL.

Loretta was born on April 15, 1919 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Stephen and Myrtle (Lewis) LaBarge.

On September 2, 1942, Loretta married William Welton Jr., the love of her life, and William passed away on January 21, 1993. She was a member of
Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Loretta was a proud homemaker who enjoyed taking care of family. She enjoyed playing bingo, but her
greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Loretta was preceded in death by two sisters.

She is survived by her three dear children and a dear daughter-in-law; proud grandmother to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; extended
family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a private family service will be held at Irwin Chapel on Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Daniel K. "Danny" Hannaford, 37 of Columbia, IL, formerly of Granite City passed away on Sunday, March 6,
2016 at Touchette Hospital in Centreville.

Danny was born on March 9, 1978 in Granite City. He was a long time caregiver and was known for his handyman skills. He enjoyed electronics and
computers and could fix any computer or electronic piece of equipment. Danny was known for his kind heart and will be remembered for all the special
times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his mom and step-dad; Marlene Hannaford and (Jack Puckett) of Columbia, IL; his dad and step-mom, Gerald
Keith and (Linda) Hannaford of Belleville, IL; sons, Jonathan Melliere of Belleville, IL, Lucas Hannaford of Cahokia, IL; daughters, Leah Melliere of Troy,
IL, Emma Melliere of Troy, IL; brother, Steve Hannaford of Swansea, IL.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rich Hill officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on
Nameoki Road in Granite City. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.
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Lillian B. " Lil " Steinkoenig, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born November 25, 1940 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late John "Jack" Haverman and Flora (Haege) Melton.

She married Joseph Jake Steinkoenig on September 6, 1958 in East St. Louis and he survives.

She retired in 1998 from Artex International in Highland after many years of service in the garment industry. She had also worked several years with
Marine Garment Company.

She was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City and had served with the House of God Ministries and Woman's AGLOW with whom she
had served as a past president.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker and cherished tending to her family and will be remembered for her cooking skills in the kitchen. She had a
large variety of cookbooks and was active in her children's lives through the years.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by four children and their spouses, Curtis B. and Sandra Steinkoenig of Granite City, Linda and
Bobby Richardson of Benson, North Carolina, Glen and Colleen Steinkoenig of Washington, Missouri and Scott E. and Peggy Jo Steinkoenig of Granite
City; eleven grandchildren and spouses, Ashley and David Sicka, Tia and Bobby Lipscomb, Tyler Steinkoenig, Sara Steinkoenig, Megan and Tom
Jackson, Katherine Lumpkins, Jennifer Lumpkins, Devon Steinkoenig, Sean Steinkoenig, Garrett Steinkoenig and Haleigh Steinkoenig; three great
grandchildren, Cole Lipscomb, Elizabeth Jackson and Daniel Jackson; a sister, Mary McCallister of Highland; many nieces; nephews; other extended
family and many special friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph, John, Richard, Donnie and Bobby and two sisters, Lorraine Woods and
Ruth Simpson.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard, Reverend David Lovan and Pastor Beth Hicks officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Leona Virginia Rose Griffin, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at
Fountain View Manor in Granite City.

She was born October 20, 1921 in Granite City, a daughter of the late George E. and Helen Iva (Burgess) Bayer.

She married Harry S. Griffin in 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida and he passed away in 2003.

She retired as a supervisor in 1986 from Motorola after 30 years of dedicated service.

She was a dedicated member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City. She loved her years spent living in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoyed her days of
quilting. She was a generous and giving person and loved her many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for the love and special times
shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a sister, Alma Barnhart of Arkansas; nieces and nephews, Barbara Phelps, Charles Bayer, Robert Bayer, John Kudelka, Scott
Kudelka, Chuck Burnett, Jesse Burnett, Jeffery Burnett and Jimmy Barnhart; many great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 62 years and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother, Helen Kudelka, Dorothy Kowalk,
Eleanor Sparks, Hattie Luella Bayer and George Bayer.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City.
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Charles Ray "Chuck" Weiss, 86, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:25 a.
m. on Sunday March 6, 2016, at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

He was born February 4, 1930, in Belleville, Illinois, the son of the late Lilbert and Harriett (Deskin) Weiss.

He married his beloved wife Ida Mae (Schellhardt) Weiss in 1953. She passed away in 1997. He married his beloved wife Barbara (Barr) Weiss in 1999,
and she survives. He will be remembered for the love of his family and friends.

In addition to Barbara, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Brad and Ann Weiss of Springfield, Mo and Brent and Cathy Weiss of Glen
Carbon, Ill; one step-daughter and son-in-law; Elizabeth and Eric Ryterski of Louisville, Colorado; eight grand-children, Luke and Jake Weiss, Evan Ray,
Shelby Ray-Weiss, Lily Ida Mae Weiss, Meghan, Max, and Michael Ryterski; two sisters-in-law, Fanny Sue Schellhardt of Fults, Ill and Dee Schellhardt of
Hoopeston, Ill; two brothers-in-law, Howard Ludwig of Waterloo, Ill and Eric Horn (Colette) of Maryville, Ill; one cousin Tom Mentzer of Millstadt, Illinois;
many nephews, other extended family and friends.

Upon graduating from Belleville Township High School in 1948, Chuck signed with the New York Yankees, and played five years in their minor league
system. During his time in professional baseball he played with Whitey Herzog and Mickey Mantle. After his professional baseball career, Chuck worked
on the SIU staff as assistant baseball coach and instructor of the P.E. staff. In 1960, he left SIU and came to Granite City as a teacher and coach in their
school system. He later became principal of Grigsby Jr. High where he retired in 1985. Chuck was a member of Masonic Lodge #877, for 46 years; a
Shriner of Ainad Temple for 43 years; as a Shriner he was a past president of the Hospital Unit, Chairman of the Hospital Unit's annual Golf Scramble,
and enjoyed giving tours at Shriners Hospital; he was also a Jester of 86. He was a member of Elks #1063 of Granite City, Illinois. He served as a
trustee for Regional Supt of Schools. He was a member of the Praise Community Fellowship Church in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Chuck loved to play golf, go fishing with his family in Park Rapids, Minnesota, take family vacations, and spend time with his family and many dear
friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with an
Ainad Shrine R.O.J. Southern Illinois Court 85 walk through at 6:43 p.m. followed by an Ainad Shrine Hospital Unit walk through and a 7:00 p.m. Masonic
service.

A memorial service will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Kent Schuette officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jeffrey Alan Neutzling, 45, of Granite City died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis surrounded by his family.

He was born on April 4, 1970 in Granite City to Richard A. Neutzling and Judy nee: Paddock Hildreth.

Jeffrey married Christi Adams on February 14, 2011 in Granite City, IL.

He was a loving grandfather who enjoyed playing with his grandchildren along with riding motorcycles and throwing darts. Jeffrey was a mail carrier for
the U.S. Postal Service for 17 years.

Besides his loving wife, Jeffrey is survived by 3 daughters: Lynnsey Duckett of Edwardsville, Kaylee Neutzling of Edwardsville and Jaycie Neutzling of
Edwardsville; 1 step-daughter: Amber Weske of Greenville, IL and 1 step-son: Joshua Hankins of Glen Carbon. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren: Talon
Fuller, Luke Hankins, Brayden Weske, Lillie Brueggemann and Jayse Walton; 1 brother: Terry Neutzling of Belleville and 2 sisters: Jill Woods and Trisha
Hildreth, both of Glen Carbon.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of services at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Darris J. "Butch" "Red" Stavely, 71 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital surrounded by his family.

Darris was born on June 20, 1944 in Granite City; a son to the late Frank and Gertrude (Dowdy) Stavely. Darris gave over 39 years to Granite City Steel as
a Millwright, retiring in 2002. Darris enjoyed the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, duck hunting and taking care of his garden. Most of all Darris loved
his family, especially his grandsons. Darris will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Darris is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Wanda (Laswell) Stavely, whom he married on April 8, 1965; his daughters, Kimberly and (Steven)
Bargman of Herculaneum, MO, Leslie and (David) Goedecke of Warrenton, MO; grandsons, Matthew Carlisle, Frank Logan Stavely, Noah Stavely; sister,
Barbara and (Bud) Dillon; daughter-in-law, Trisha Ashoff of Troy, IL.

In addition to his parents Darris was preceded in death by his son; Darris "Joe" Stavely.

In celebration of his life a memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Richard Horbelt, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL.

Richard was born on August 1, 1929 in Quincy, IL, a son of the late Roman and Julia (Goehl) Horbelt.

Richard was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On May 21, 1955, Richard married Clara Sak, the love of his life in Fairmont
City, IL. He had retired from Shell Oil Refinery as a painter after thirty-five years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church, 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council 1098 and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied
Trades. Richard enjoyed rock collecting and growing roses that he entered into many competitions in which he took home first place. His greatest joy
was spending time with his family and friends. Richard will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Gronewold.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Clara Horbelt of Granite City, IL; loving children, Gene (Sally) Horbelt of Elsah, IL, Elaine Horbelt of St. Charles, MO,
Rose Bladdick of Granite City, IL, Judy Horbelt of Ballwin, MO, Carolyn Herring of Edwardsville, IL and Marilyn (David) Sucoe of Naperville, IL; dear
siblings, Florence Grawe, Jim (Betty) Horbelt and Alta Bechtell; proud grandfather to nine grandchildren and three-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a Chalice
Presentation to be held at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Tom Liebler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and donations will be accepted the funeral home and church.
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Rita Rae Lamb, 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. She was born April 30, 1941,
to Harold Wayne and Dorothy (Nee: Cummings) Stevens in Circleville, OH. She was a member of New Life
Christian Fellowship and owned Rita Rae’s Lawn Service.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Scott) Martin, Carol (Donald “Don”) Stone and Jeanie Lamb all of Granite City; a son, James (Sherry) Lamb Jr.
of Granite City; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy (Sarah) Stone, Joshua (Rachel) Martin, Benjamin (Katie) Martin, Bradley (Erica) Stone, Rebekah (Tim) Black,
Emily Stone, Emma Martin, Marcella and Allie Lamb, Michael Lamb and Isabella Springs; 12 great grandchildren, Landon Stone, Sophia Martin,
Beckham Stone, Harper Stone, Evie Jo Martin, Turner Stone, Wilson and Elliott Martin, Miles Black, Ellanora Stone, Baby Black and Baby Stone and a
brother, John (Barbara) Stevens of Streator, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Lamb Sr. and sister, Dawn Courvell.
A memorial visitation will be held 9:30 a.m., until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 6325
West Main St. Maryville, IL 62062. A private inurnment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Richard Horbelt, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Richard was born on August 1, 1929 in Quincy, IL, a son of the late Roman
and Julia (Goehl) Horbelt.

Richard was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On May 21, 1955, Richard married Clara Sak, the love of his life in Fairmont
City, IL. He had retired from Shell Oil Refinery as a painter after thirty-five years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church, 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council 1098 and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied
Trades. Richard enjoyed rock collecting and growing roses that he entered into many competitions in which he took home first place. His greatest joy
was spending time with his family and friends. Richard will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Gronewold.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Clara Horbelt of Granite City, IL; loving children, Gene (Sally) Horbelt of Elsah, IL, Elaine Horbelt of St. Charles, MO,
Rose Bladdick of Granite City, IL, Judy Horbelt of Ballwin, MO, Carolyn Herring of Edwardsville, IL and Marilyn (David) Sucoe of Naperville, IL; dear
siblings, Florence Grawe, Jim (Betty) Horbelt and Alta Bechtell; proud grandfather to nine grandchildren and three-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL, with a Chalice
Presentation to be held at 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Tom Liebler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and donations will be accepted the funeral home and church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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James H. "Jim" Long Jr. 59, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at
Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born April 26, 1956 in Granite City, a son of the late James Harold Long Sr.

He married Judi (Reeves) Long on July 21, 1989 in Toledo, Ohio and she survives.

He retired in December 2004 after 40 years of service as a truck driver. He had owned and operated R.S. Hauling in Glen Carbon where he was over the
road and contracted with the United Postal Service for bulk delivery. He had also owned and operated Claybrook Construction for many years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the National Rifle Association. He was a gun enthusiast and loved history. Family was most important in
his life and he will be remembered for the love and special times shared with them.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Sergeant James H. Long III of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Melissa Lawrence of Granite City;
three grandchildren, Quinton James Ray Lawrence, Joshua Edward Lawrence and Lexi Grace Lawrence; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry Thomas and
June Ann Long of Toledo, Ohio; brother, Raymond Long; sister, Brenda Sue Bryant; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Robert A. Claus officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Semper Fi Fund and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dr. Alan Skirball, MD, FACS, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the age 92 in Queen Creek, Ariz.  

He was the younger of two children born Sept. 11, 1923, in Dayton, Ohio, to Rudolph and Zehrel (Pinner) Skirball. Dr. Skirball married Betty Jean
(Greene) Skirball Sept. 15, 1949. Betty preceded him in death in 2010. They have three children, Richard Skirball and his wife, Donna Skirball, of Granite
City, Sally Skirball and her husband, Gary Hyduke, of Chandler, Ariz., and William Skirball and his wife, Peggy Skirball, of Holly Springs, N.C. He has two
grandchildren, Alicia (Skirball) Tosspon and her husband, Alex Tosspon, of O’Fallon, Ill., and Richard Skirball Jr. and his wife, Hannah Skirball, of Granite
City; and four great-grandchildren, Samuel Skirball, Noah Skirball, Vivienne Skirball and Oliver Tosspon.  

Dr. Skirball served in the Army Air Corps’ 334th Fighter Squadron as a Second Lieutenant from April 1944 to December 1945.  He was awarded the Air
Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster during his service. Dr. Skirball attended the Ohio State University for his Bachelor’s degree and his Doctor of Medicine.
He did his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He practiced OB/GYN medicine in Granite City and
Glen Carbon, and was on staff at St. Elizabeth’s (now Gateway Regional) Medical Center in Granite City, Oliver C. Anderson Hospital in Maryville and
Jewish Hospital St. Louis. He was board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After he retired, he and Betty eventually moved to
Boca Raton, Fla. He was a member of Temple Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, an avid golfer and former member of Sunset Hills Country Club in
Edwardsville.

A private family service will be held at Jefferson Barracks Memorial Cemetery.  

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Charles “Chuck” Herbert “Herbie” Weible Sr., 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sat. Feb. 27,
2016 at Jefferson Barracks Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Oct. 28, 1940 in Van Buren, MO to the late Irvin Herbert & Bessie Weible.

On Dec. 11, 1976, he and Frances E. (Meador) were married in Granite City. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Chuck was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed many different things in his life, including being a truck driver, bar owner and woodworker.  He owned and
operated Chuck’s Sharpening Service and had retired from Reliable Life Insurance but was still working as a driver for Penske.  He enjoyed bowling,
billiards and going to the gym and had attended Harvest Assembly Church.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Cheryl (Don) Tiefenthaler of Salem, MO and Charlotte (Richard) Barthelemy of Granite City, step-daughter, Ruth Anne
Johnson-Cuquet of O’Fallon, MO, a son, Walter Ray Weible of IL, 2 step-sons, Thomas L. (Linda) Johnson of Rockford, IL and Perry (Sandra) Johnson
Jr. of Granite City, 7 grandchildren, Aaron Johnson, Stephanie Jones, Staci Tiefenthaler, Ryan (Leilani) Tiefenthaler, Rachel (Tad) Andreason, Britney
Davis and Brendan Davis, 3 great-grandchildren, Mason Reese and Kennidi & Trip Andreason, a brother, Raymond Weible of Van Buren, MO and a
sister, Ruth (James) Dawson of Winona, MO.

Besides his wife, Frances and parents, he was preceded in death by: 2 sons, Charles Herbert Weible Jr. and Rodney Joe Weible, 2 brothers and 2
sisters.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs. Mar. 3, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Wayne Reid
officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the V.A.
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Edward Cremeens, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Granite Nursing
and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Edward was born on February 1, 1929 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late
Orville and Mabel (Blackledge) Cremeens.

On April 10, 1946, Edward married Gladys Cochran, the love of his life in St. Louis, MO. Edward was a faithful and dedicated member of the First
Pentecostal Church in Troy, IL. He was a teamster truck driver for thirty-three years, retiring in 1986 from teamsters local #600. After retiring, Edward
worked for Walmart in Collinsville, IL for sixteen years.
His greatest joy was spending time with his family, going to church and serving the lord. Edward will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Cremeens and a sister, Wanda Snyder.

He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Gladys Cremeens of Granite City, IL; loving children, David Cremeens and wife, Elizabeth Mohrman
of Belleville, IL and Brenda Jo (Fred) Coffin of Ft. Mohave, AZ; proud grandfather to Cary (Alison) Cremeens of Granite City, IL and Chris (Tara) Cremeens
of Hardyville, KY; proud great-grandfather to Copeli, Daniel and Caitlin; dear sister, Rose Schellhardt; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Brian Bradshaw and Pastor
Howard Bradshaw officiating. Interment will be in Buck Road Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Spina Bifida Association and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Diane Jean Mason, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Granite City, IL.
Diane was born on August 3, 1947 in Jacksonville, IL, a daughter of the late Augustus Harold Mason and
Marie Virginia (McKinley) Mason.

Diane had worked at Town & Country Liquor Store in Granite City, IL for many years. In her younger years, she worked for private companies doing tax
accounting. She enjoyed making crafts and ceramics. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Richard, and by two sisters, Kathleen and Connie.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Dale; two brothers, Bill and Robert; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews;
extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will be held at noon on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville, IL, with Rev.
Clint Wisdom officiating. Interment will follow after the services in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Mabel M. Lane, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Fountain
View Memory Care in Granite City.

She was born April 13, 1921 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late William and Deloris (Settle) Rainwater.

She married Edward Lane on September 22, 1945 in Granite City and he passed away on May 23, 2011.

She was a faithful member of Johnson Road Baptist Church in Granite City and enjoyed her days of attending Dewey Avenue Methodist Church and
Jesus Place Mission Church in Granite City.

She had a special love of quilting, trout fishing and playing cards. Family was very important to her and she cherished her special times shared with her
family and friends.

She is survived by a granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Terry Mims of Maryville; two great grandchildren, Taylor Mims of Maryville and her
fiancé, Brandon Fuller of Granite City and Brendan Mims of Maryville; a son-in-law and his wife, Edward and Barb Burlison of Granite City; a brother,
Charles Rainwater of Granite City; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Lane of Granite City and George Wright of Collinsville; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Faye Burlison; a son, Eddie Ray Lane; a
granddaughter, Melissa Burlison; three brothers and five sisters.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Larry Blankley officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Johnson Road Baptist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Brian Gaines, age 59, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital, St. Louis, MO, with his loving family by his side.

Brian was born on February 26, 1957 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Raymond and Dolores "Dody" (Todd) Gaines.

On April 28, 1990, Brian married Christine Wiesehan, the love of his life at St. John United Church of Christ, Granite City, IL. Brian was a faithful member
of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. He was very active in the church, Brian was a youth group leader, and he always prepared the
green beans at the sausage suppers, earning him the nickname "the green bean guy". He worked at Granite City Steel as a steelworker with over thirty-
eight years of dedicated service. Brian was a proud member of United Steel Workers Local #67 and Local #1899 in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed fishing,
fish frying, golfing, snow skiing and dog agility. He also played slow pitch softball on church leagues and park leagues. Brian was also a substitute
teacher and had coached little league soccer, t-ball and baseball for many seasons. Brian 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, Brian was preceded in death by his fathers-in-law, Edward Wiesehan and Owen Rollberg.

Brian is survived by his devoted wife, Christine Gaines of Granite City, IL; loving son, Nicholas (Jennifer Johnson) Gaines of Mt.Vernon, IL; proud
grandfather to, Kelsi Gaines and Brianna Johnson; dear siblings, Ken (Nancy) Gaines of Glen Carbon, IL, Barb (Dan) Tankersley of Granite City, IL,
David (Karen) Gaines of Glen Carbon, IL and Becky (Paul) Hitchcock of Collinsville, IL; mother-in-law, Margaret Rollberg of Granite City, IL; brother-in-law,
Scott (Carrie) Wiesehan of Troy, IL; sister-in-law, Anita (Mike) Diuguid of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ with Rev. Karla
Frost and Rev. Ritch Alexander officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. John United Church of Christ, Partners for Pets or Granite City A.P.A. and will be accepted at
the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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William “Bill” Arthur Koenig, 76, of Edwardsville, IL passed away at 1:20 a.m. Mon. Feb. 22, 2016 at University
Nursing & Rehab in Edwardsville, IL.

He was born Nov. 25, 1939 in Granite City, IL to the late Victor & Olga (Karrer) Koenig.

Bill was a world traveler, published professional photographer and chef working at several local restaurants and resorts in Hayward, WI. He had also
been a teacher and football coach in Savannah, MO Alton, Wood River, Granite City schools as well as being camp sports director Camp Sunnen Boy
Scout Camp.  He was a member of Trinity UMC in Granite City.  He was an accomplished drummer and played in many orchestras and bands.

Survivors include: 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jill & Dr. James Strake of Schoolcraft, MI and Heidi & Steve Reed of Knoxville, TN, 8 grandchildren,
Alexander (Brittany) Duffin, Emily Duffin, Austin Reed, Blake Reed, Matthew Reed, Trent Strake, Nolan Strake & Shayla Strake, 2 sisters, Marilyn Parker of
Edwardsville and Arlene Boner of Granite City, his former wife, Linda Mizell of Edwardsville and many friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Clay Parker.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri. Mar. 11, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Sat. Mar.
12, 2016 at St. John UCC in Granite City with Rev. Karla Frost officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Cheryl “Dianne” Tucker, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016 at her home
surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born Aug. 9, 1949 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Betty (Crisman) Callahan & Charles Hilkey Sr.

Dianne worked at the VA Hospital for 30 plus years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed karaoke, playing pool, crossword puzzles, playing games on the
internet and reading.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Nikole “Nikki” Jordan and Kelli Dahmm of Granite City, 5 grandchildren, Kevin (Jessi) Dahmm, Amy (Michael Hale)
Dahmm, David Vasquez, Brittni Dahmm, & Kortni Tucker &, several great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, Jack “Toby” (Marilyn) Callahan of Maryville, IL, Tony
Hilkey of Caseyville, IL, Chuck (Pam) Hilkey of Columbia, MO and 2 sisters, Beverly (Bill) Crenshaw of Waterloo, IL and Kim Whitmore of Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Betty Jo (nee: Hiser) Hilkey, Betty (nee: Crisman) & Jack Callahan, two brothers, David Hilkey and
Timmy Callahan, brother-in-law, Don Whitmore and son-in-law, Keith Jordan.

The family will have a memorial gathering starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Mexican Honorary Commission, 1801 Spruce, Granite City,
IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Breese Hospice or the Fisher House.
Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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Roy Cleveland Warren, 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:47 p.m. Tues. Feb. 23, 2016 at Belleville
Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

He was born July 16, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to the late Lois (Judd) Rollins and Loyd Warren.
On Nov. 3, 1975, he and Carol Agnes Berry were married in St. Louis, MO. She survives.
Roy was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during Vietnam. He retired from Hazelwood School District after many years of service.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: 3 sons, Jeff Creek, Mark Warren and Scott (Mary) Warren, 3 daughters, Shari (Patrick), Dawn Creek and Holly
(Steven) Bernstein, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a brother, Garry Warren and a sister, Glenda Richards.

SERVICES PENDING
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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William K. "Billy" Riggins, 61, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:08 p.m on
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born December 6, 1954 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles L. "Bill" and Catherine June (Stack) Riggins.

He had worked as an apprentice plumber and operated a home remodeling and repair business.

Billy is survived by four brothers, Charles L. Riggins Jr. of Loda, Illinois, Paul "Joe" Riggins of Grant Fork, Illinois, John Riggins of Edwardsville and Kevin
Riggins of Edwardsville; three sisters, Mary Lou Davis of Tamms, Illinois, Cathy Evans of Glen Carbon and Patty Riggins of Edwardsville; ten nieces and
nephews and their spouses, Terry Riggins of Loda, Illinois, David and Debbie Riggins of Granite City, Angela and Tim Bramstedt of Glen Carbon,
Maggie Evans and Paul Linden of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Heather and Brent Korte of Highland, Matthew and Jenny Riggins of Troy, Whitney and Marty
Landmann of Alhambra, Emilie Shaw and Mat Pindell of Edwardsville, Natalie VanCleave of Edwardsville and Dalton Riggins of Maryland Heights,
Missouri; thirteen great nieces and great nephews, Terry "TJ" Riggins, Kayla Riggins, Amber Riggins, Sam Bramstedt, George Bramstedt, Frederick
Bramstedt, Cora Linden, Monty Linden, Ashlynn Korte, Brenden Korte, Mackenzie Landmann, Caleb Shaw and Lucas Shaw; numerous extended family
and many friends, including Diane Arnotti and her three children and six grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Herman and Myrtha (Weston) Riggins and William and Isabelle (Kobel) Stack;
niece, Della Riggins and a nephew, Sean Riggins.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville with Father Chris Comerford
officiating.

Memorials are suggest and may be given to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Carol L. Farnsworth, 65 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home.

Carol was born on July 14, 1950; a daughter of the late Glenn and Ginny (McNickle) Wolfe. Carol was a Registered Nurse for the Granite City School
District #9 and an Occupational Health Nurse at U.S. Steel. She was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and was well
know by her family and friends for being a great cook and having a beautiful voice. Carol will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special
times they shared together.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Holly Farnsworth and (George Bauer) of Granite City; grandsons, Austin and Carson; sister, Cindy
Blackford of Alton; brother, George and (Donna) Wolfe of Granite City; nieces, Leigh and Maureen; nephews, Glenn, George and Aaron.

In celebration of her life, friends may call on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Walter
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In lieu of flowers
memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
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David Allen (Night Rider) Nickerson, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born May 5, 1946 in Johnston, RI to Norman and Loretta (nee: Duhamel) Nickerson.

David and Debra Kaye Townsend married September 3, 1999 in Las Vegas.

He served in the United States Army Reserve and was a truck driver for PAM Transport.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Kaye (nee: Townsend) Nickerson of Granite City, IL, children, David Jr., Michael, Kevin, and Christopher Nickerson,
Dawn Deslauriers and Jessica Kelly, grandchildren, Brian, Brennan and Bryce Kelly, siblings, Joseph and Dennis Nickerson, and Carol Cooke.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Reardon.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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John Bellovich, 75, passed away, Friday, February 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born November 20, 1940 in Litchfield, IL to Pete and Angeline (Nee; Lansing) Bellovich. He married Roberta Hall on June 19, 1986 in Madison,
IL. John was a devoted husband and father. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. John was retired from Sarah Community Assisted Living in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Bellovich of Granite City; five children and their spouses, Michelle (Dave) Murphy of Granite City, IL; Rebecca (Tracy)
Slater of Cuba, IL; Tamie (Kyle) Buehrer of Colorado Springs, Co; Pete (Natalie) Bellovich of Page, Arizona; Corey (Denise) Bellovich of St. Louis, Mo;
seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Keel of Caseyville, IL and a brother, Richard (Donna) Bellovich of Mitchell, IL  

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Sonya Bellovich and Lisa Bellovich; son, Johnny Bellovich; two brothers, Jerry and Pete
Bellovich and a sister, Shirley Denson.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory with Knights of Columbus service at 7 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant.
Burial will follow a CalvaryCemetary
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Norman Mertz, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:21 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born March 4, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Henry Mertz and Octavia (Broch) Meiger.

He married Sharon A. (Ives) Mertz on September 23, 1967 in Collinsville and she survives.

He retired in 1997 from Laclede Steel in Alton after 37 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Army. He attended Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City.

He enjoyed his days of fishing, working jigsaw puzzles, sudoku and playing card games. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Brad Choat of Granite City; two grandchildren, Dustin and Sydney
Choat of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and James Shy of St. Charles, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Kay McCormick of Centralia; nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Mertz.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Nameoki United Methodist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home
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Gail Marie (nee: Miller) Legate, 76, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church passed away,
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born July 12, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. She married Elbert Legate June 13, 1970 in Granite City, IL. Gail was a devoted wife and mother, she loved
her grandchildren and enjoyed going to Mass.

She is survived by her husband, Elbert “Gator” Legate; nine children and their spouses, Debbie (Frank) Sturgill, Debra (Walter) Salwitz, John Legate,
Donna Heyman, Barb (Steve) Fisher, Michael Legate, Sandi (Ed) Cantrell, Linda (Scott) Northrup and Pattie (Tony) Cicerelli; eighteen grandchildren, Joe
(Cori), Chrisiti (Steve), Joseph, Shannon, Beth (Matt), Dwayne, Diane, Jason (Miranda), Jesse, Travis, Amanda, Shawna, Ryan (Brandy), Alex, Tyler
(Jessica), Madeline, Brad and Jack; 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Miller; mother, Marie (Paul) Buford; son Steve Coad and sister, Joyce Miller.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
February 20, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jeffry Holtman as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset
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Wayne D. Hurocy, 67 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home.

Wayne was born on March 9, 1948 in Granite City, Illinois; a son to the late George and Lucille (Hans) Hurocy. Wayne was an office assistant for the U.S.
Government and will be remembered for his kind heart.

He is survived by and will be missed by his brother; William and (Jackie) Hurocy of Collinsville, Illinois; sisters, Rosemarie Weil of Granite City, Illinois,
Prisilla Evans of Naples, Florida.

In addition to his parents Wayne was preceded in death by his brothers; Michael, George Jr. and Joe Hurocy.

In celebration of his life a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Geraldine L. Burkey, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at St.
Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

She was born October 6, 1925 in Venice, Illinois, the daughter of the late Truman and Dortha (Boushard) Hord.

She married Chester T. Burkey on October 5, 1946 in Granite City and he passed away on January 4, 2012.

She was a beautician with over 60 years of dedicated service to the community. She loved her days of cooking, sewing and crocheting and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Diana Burkey of Granite City and Richard and Vickey Burkey of St. Charles, Missouri; a
brother, Truman E. Hord of Granite City; four grandchildren, Aaron Burkey, Eric (Whitney) Burkey, Chris Martinez and Tony Martinez; five great
grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Landon, Peyton and Madilyn Burkey; one great-great grandchild, Ryleigh; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Todd Burkey.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 with Reverend Charles West officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Angella Blanche Arriaga, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at
her home.

She was born June 7, 1952 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter of the late Harold Clinton Stonesifer and Azaela Hall.

She married Franchot "Kenny" Arriaga on May 27, 1978 and he passed away on January 7, 2003.

She had a special love of karaoke and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her fiancé, Brian Ellison; son, Valentine F. Arriaga; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; two brother and sister-in-law, John and
Donna Stonesifer and David and Genie Stonesifer; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until
time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Arriaga family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Joseph Bozif, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The
Altenheim in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born July 7, 1918 in Madison, Illinois. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steve and two sisters, Mary
and Ann.

He was a pattern maker by trade and retired in 1982 from Arnette Pattern after 33 years of service. He also worked at General Steel and other shops.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was one of the eldest members of the Amvets Post #204 in Madison.

He is survived by a son, Mark Bozif of St. Louis; granddaughter, Jana Bozif of St. Louis and nieces and nephews.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice or to masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Albert Lee "Al" Stevens III, 62, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:23 a.m.
on Friday, February 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born March 25, 1953 in Granite City, a son of the late Albert Lee Stevens Jr., known as Bob Baker and the late Jerry E. (Green) Stevens.

He married Patricia D. (Lathrop) Stevens on November 22, 1975 at the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives.

He was raised in a broadcast family and started his life in radio at the early age of 16 working for WGNU. He had worked for WEW, WMRY, WIL, KTRS
and KEZK throughout the years. He retired as a production director from KMOX Radio in April 2015 after 15 years of dedicated service coordinating the
recording of commercials for clients and voicing many commercials in his clear, distinct delivery.
He had also taught Mass Communications at the Broadcast Center and at Lewis and Clark Community College.

He was a family man and was devoted to his wife and children. He enjoyed his days of reading and loved history and had an extensive collection of
historical media. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher A. and Amber Stevens of Edwardsville and Adam T. and
Leah Stevens of St. Louis, Missouri; a grandson, Jonathan A. Stevens; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard D. and Doris M. Lathrop of Granite City;
other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jame Hahs officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation for a scholarship to be established in his memory and may be
accepted at the funeral home.
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Alberta M. Suhre, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Meridian
Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born June 21, 1916 in Worden, Illinois, a daughter of the late Ernst and Mary Brandt.

She married Otto F. Suhre on July 24, 1943 and he passed away on May 29, 2007.

She loved her days growing up on the farm and returning to help her siblings back on the homestead for many years.

She was a childhood member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Worden and later attended St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ in Granite City for
50 years. She enjoyed her days of crocheting, knitting, baking and early days of bowling.

She is survived by a nephew, Terry (Carol) Suhre of Granite City; two nieces, Kay Gieszelmann of Edwardsville and Diane Riddens of Worden; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Julius and Albert Brandt and a sister, Rhoda Brandt.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2103 Cleveland Blvd in Granite City on Monday, February 22,
2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Levering Reynolds officiating.

Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ.
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David Cain Montgomery Dunbar, 18, of Granite City passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Barnes
Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born May 28, 1997 in Granite City, IL. Cain was a very happy, loving, kind hearted son. He loved his family and friends. The love he held in his
heart should be looked up to by everyone. He will always be remembered.

He is survived by his father, Shawn Dunbar and Charlotte Bridgeman of Godfrey; mother, Frieda K. (nee: Clubb) and James Phillips of Granite City;
brother, Christian M. Clubb of Granite City and Thomas Gegg of Godfrey, sister, Zoey Gegg of Godfrey: paternal grandparents, Byard Montgomery Dunbar
and Judith Wright; maternal grandmother, Debra Clubb and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Mike Valencia.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday February 20, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City
.
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William Joseph "Billy" Adams, 38, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at his home on Sunday, February 14,
2016.

He was born October 2, 1977 in Lebanon, Missouri, the son of Howard W. and Phyllis J. (Baucom) Adams of Springfield, Missouri.

He married JoAnn Marie (Gray) Adams on September 7, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He was a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis with 15 years of dedicated service.

He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He was a loving husband and an awesome dad to his two children. He cherished the special
times shared with his "Peanut Butter Joseph" and "Makeeyla", always playing computer games, playing catch, Star Wars, dressing the dolls or having a
tea party. He was a fan of the St. Louis Blues Hockey and Cardinals Baseball. He loved the beach, but had to be in the shade. Billy will be remembered
for his easy going personality and the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Michael Joseph Adams; daughter, Makayla Marie Adams; sister, Jennifer Adams of
Springfield, Missouri; nephew, Eric Lockmon of Springfield, Missouri; mother-in-law, Nancy Gray of Granite City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary
and Jeff Fischer of Glen Carbon; his Pampa EZ, Elzie Berry and Granny June, June Berry of Tightwad, Missouri;other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charley and Willene Adams and Harold and Ileane Baucom and his father-in-law, Jimmy J. Gray.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
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Randy DeWayne Owens, 55, of Biloxi, Mississippi and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on
Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Biloxi.

He was born December 10, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late James F. and Sylvia M. (Babb) Owens. He married Sabine (Amos) Owens on
September 5, 1991 in Hinesville, Georgia and she survives. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country with over 20 years of dedicated
service, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and retired in 2007. He enjoyed his days of traveling the world, photography, studying history, collecting coins
and riding his bike. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends in the U.S. and in Germany, his second
home. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Timothy W. and Denise Owens Sr. of Granite City; a sister, Angela
Lynch of Otterville, Missouri; three nephews, Timothy and Amy Owens of Granite City, Joshua Owens of Granite City and Benjamin Owens; one niece,
Heather Owens-Jacob of Otterville, Missouri; one great nephew, Aiden and four great nieces, Brooklyn, Dakota, Makenna and Carly.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials may be
made to a charity of one's choice and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
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Betty Jean Smallie, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Life Care Center
in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Betty was born on February 9, 1925 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Robert and Ellen (Dennis) Gray.

Betty was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. She had been attending Trinity United Methodist in Granite City, IL. Betty
had worked at Dow Chemical as an executive secretary. She had also worked as a secretary at the First Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed writing
poetry and writing letters to family and friends. She also enjoyed taking swim aerobics classes and loved dancing. Betty was on the WOW line dancers at
the senior center in Granite City, IL. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, serving the Lord and going to church. Betty will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph, Anna Mae, Irene, Bob, Jack, Joe, Lorraine, William, Phillip, Donald, Robert
and Madge.

She is survived by her loving children and son-in-law, Nancy and Nelson Eaker of Cape Girardeau, MO and Dennis Ray Edwards of Nixa, MO; proud
grandmother to, Laura Ellen (Darin) Halter of Benton, MO, Megan Jean Allen of Jackson, MO and Amanda Rae Edwards of Ozark, MO; proud great-
grandmother to Joshua, Andrew, Caitlyn, Janis and Wrenly; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Lisa Guilliams officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or Drury University Betty Jean Smallie Memorial Scholarship Fund for the
Performing Arts and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Ernest Wayne Tyler, 83 of Granite City, Illinois, born in Somers, Montana, a son to the late Ernest and Mable
(Haney) Tyler, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in
Granite City.

Wayne was the father of Debbie and (Jim) Robbers of Forsythe, MO, Danny and (Tina) Tyler of Granite City, Diane and (Mike) Macmanamy of Granite City,
Darrell and (Dawne) Tyler of Edwardsville. Wayne is survived by a brother, Hess Tyler and his sister, Mavis (Tyler) Clark of Granite City; nephew, Steve
and (Pam) Tyler of Maryville and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired as a supervisor from Illinois Power. In his free time he
enjoyed motorcycling, fishing at his cabin at Bull Shoals Lake and watching westerns on TV.


In celebration of his life friends may call on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg
Dickerman officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Jacqueline E. Bulla, 85 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Granite Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center.

Jacqueline was born on September 7, 1930 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Edward and Elsie Colin. Jacqueline worked in the cafeteria in the
Granite City School District and was a member of the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Kim Woodard of Granite City, Illinois, Buzz Bulla of Granite City, Illinois, Al and (Peggy) Bulla of
Carlinville, Illinois; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Bulla, whom she married on September 7, 1948; 1 brother and 3
sisters.

In celebration of her life services will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2910 South State Route
157 in Edwardsville. Burial will follow at the cemetery.
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William “Wild Bill” Travis Hudson, 45, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Sun. Feb 14, 2016 at
Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, MO.

He was born July 1, 1970 in Granite City, IL to Patricia (Poole) Hudson of Hickory, KY and the late James “Jim” Hudson.
Wild Bill was a self-employed tattoo artist and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: fiancée, Vicki (Denbow) Copeland of Granite City, 2 daughters, Kaylenn Hudson of Waterloo, IL and Emilee
Copeland of Granite City, 3 sons, Trevor Hudson of Waterloo and Mark Copeland and Kacey Copeland, both of Granite City, a granddaughter, Olivia
Copeland, 2 brothers, Bryan (Becky) Hudson of Afton, MO and Ronald Hudson of Hickory, KY and a sister, Paula Babbs of Fulton, KY.

The family will hold a memorial gathering at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 18, 2016 at the Cottage Hills VFW, 121 South Williams St., Cottage Hills, IL 62018
.
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Jodie Ray White II, 56, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 at his home surrounded
by his family.

He was born Oct. 17, 1959 in Granite City, IL to Yvonne (Albert) White of Glen Carbon and the late Jodie Ray White I.

On Jan. 26, 1979, he and Margaret Darlene Gilliam were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Ray was a millwright journeyman at Granite City Steel for 15 years, retiring in 1993. He loved motorcycle, fast cars, drag racing and working on
motorcycles.  He and Darlene were members of Calvary Life Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by: a daughter, Sarah (Albert) Forrester of Mitchell, IL, daughter-in-law, Elana White of Herculaneum,
MO, 6 grandchildren, Hallie, Wyatt, Ella & Rhett Forrester & Peyton & Lily White, 2 sisters, Jeanie Woodson and Vicky Davis of Edwardsville, IL, sisters-in-
law, Linda (David) Kessler & Melissa (Eric) Marcus of Granite City, father-in-law & mother-in-law, Floyd & Iline Gilliam of Steelville, MO and many nieces,
nephews & friends .

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerod Ray White and a nephew, Evan Marcus.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. Mon. Feb. 15, 2016 at Calvary Life Church with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will
be at a later date at Skaggs Cemetery in Steelville, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
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Betty Jean Smallie, age 91, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Life Care Center
in Cape Girardeau, MO. Betty was born on February 9, 1925 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Robert
and Ellen (Dennis) Gray.

Betty was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. She had been attending Trinity United Methodist in Granite City, IL. Betty
had worked at Dow Chemical as an executive secretary. She had also worked as a secretary at the First Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed writing
poetry and writing letters to family and friends. She also enjoyed taking swim aerobics classes and loved dancing. Betty was on the WOW line dancers at
the senior center in Granite City, IL. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, serving the Lord and going to church. Betty will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph, Anna Mae, Irene, Bob, Jack, Joe, Lorraine, William, Phillip, Donald, Robert
and Madge.

She is survived by her loving children and son-in-law, Nancy and Nelson Eaker of Cape Girardeau, MO and Dennis Ray Edwards of Nixa, MO; proud
grandmother to, Laura Ellen (Darin) Halter of Benton, MO, Megan Jean Allen of Jackson, MO and Amanda Rae Edwards of Ozark, MO; proud great-
grandmother to Joshua, Andrew, Caitlyn, Janis and Wrenly; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Lisa Guilliams officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or Drury University Betty Jean Smallie Memorial Scholarship Fund for the
Performing Arts and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Charles “Chuck” Van Vleet, 87, of Madison, IL, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 at his home
surrounded by his family while under hospice care.

He was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Jackson, MI to the late Jessie (Van Epps) Buckland & Ernest Van Vleet.

On July 29, 1978 he and Delores Sorenson were married in Moberly, MO. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2014.

Chuck was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, American Legion, and the Moose. He was a
construction laborer for many years and had owned Chucks Well Service.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Vicki Johnson of Kampsville, IL and Cheryl & David Hammond of Livingston, IL, 2 sons, Jimmy Van Vleet of Granite City,
IL and Charles “Chuck” Van Vleet of Kampsville, IL, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Evelyn) Van Vleet of Jackson, MI
and a dear friend, Andy Economy of Madison, IL.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, Dennis Van Vleet, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Cremation arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Darrel Dean Kratzer, 67, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville, IL

He was born Mar. 17, 1948 in Ellsworth, KS to the late Henry & Vivian (Borecky) Kratzer.
On Oct. 12, 1974, he and Martha Irene Wiser were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.
Mr. Kratzer was a US Marine Corps veteran. He had been employed with Scott Credit Union and was a member of Calvary Life Church and the VFW.

n addition to his wife, he is survived by: 2 sons, Scott Kratzer of Granite City and Daniel (Angela) Kratzer of O’Fallon, IL, a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Kratzer
and 3 siblings, Harlan Kratzer of Escondido, CA, Iris Haime of Rockford, IL and John Kratzer of Ellsworth, KS.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Kratzer.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Feb. 16, 2016 at Calvary Life Church with Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Private
burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Life Church.
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Brian Michael Earney, 41, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away after his courageous battle with cancer at 3:05
a.m. Tues. Feb. 9, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

He was born Nov. 4, 1974 in St. Louis, MO to Colleen Hendrix Tilley of Pontoon Beach and Dennis (Patty) Earney of St. Louis, MO.
On Oct. 31, 1997, he and Lisa Marie Hunt were married in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Pontoon Beach.

Brian was a fan of NHRA drag racing and the St. Louis Blues. He loved fishing, photography and spending time with his family. He had been employed
as a 2nd Pressman with Stolze Printing.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by: 3 sons, Ryan, Austin & Zachary Earney of Pontoon Beach, a sister, Nina Jones of Chicago, IL,
mother-in-law, Vicky D. Hunt, sister-in-law, Pamela Portwood, both of Pontoon Beach, grandfather, Orville “Red” Earney of Hillsboro, MO 2 nephews,
Brandon & Kyle Robinson of St. Charles, MO and many extended family and friends - #TeamBrian.

He was preceded in death by: an uncle, Danny Joe Earney and grandparents, Marge & Harold Cockrell and Helen Earney

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 12, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Sat. Feb. 13,
2016. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Ernest Wayne Tyler, 83 of Granite City, Illinois, born in Somers, Montana, a son to the late Ernest and Mable
(Haney) Tyler, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in
Granite City.

Wayne was the father of Debbie and (Jim) Robbers of Forsythe, MO, Danny and (Tina) Tyler of Granite City, Diane and (Mike) Macmanamy of Granite City,
Darrell and (Dawne) Tyler of Edwardsville. Wayne is survived by a brother, Hess Tyler and his sister, Mavis (Tyler) Clark of Granite City; nephew, Steve
and (Pam) Tyler of Maryville and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired as a supervisor from Illinois Power. In his free time he
enjoyed motorcycling, fishing at his cabin at Bull Shoals Lake and watching westerns on TV.


In celebration of his life friends may call on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg
Dickerman officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen
Carbon. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Kenneth G. Householder, 51, of Madison died on Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home.

He was born on February 29, 1964 in Granite City, IL to Dallas and Lucy nee: Thomason Householder.

Kenneth married Anna Lisac on February 25, 2000 in Ullin, IL. She preceded him in death in 2015.

The avid fisherman loaded barges with grain and even fished while working.

Kenneth is survived by 1 daughter: Kara (Corey) Willingham of East St Louis; 7 grandchildren: Dwayne Adams, Rajieh Branch, Kialani Willingham,
Nevaeh Branch, Darrion Branch, Kamarrion Branch and Kymani Willingham and 1 step son: Robert Griffen of Madison. Also surviving are 4 brothers:
Michael Householder of Piggott AR, Ricky (Helen) Householder of Granite City, Robert (Debbie) Householder of Granite City and Jim (Danielle ) Hoffman
of Granite City and 5 sisters: Muriel Gossard of Salem, IL, Mary (Dewey Obermeier of Granite City,Cynthia Thompson of Poplar Bluff, MO, Rebecca
(Alfred) Endicott of Iuka, IL and Judy (Phillip) Adams of Collinsville.

Besides his wife and parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by 1 brother: Larry Andrew Householder.

Cremation service entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

A memorial service will be held at 5pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Freedom Worship Center in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Eddie Ray Lane, 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:18 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at his
home.

He was born September 29, 1949 in Granite City, a son of Mabel (Rainwater) Lane of Granite City and the late Edward Lane.

He retired in 2005 from the Teamster's Local 525 in Alton after 30 years of dedicated service as a truckdriver.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and numerous other medals
and recognitions.

He attended the Johnson Road Baptist Church in Granite City and was a member of the AMVETS. He was an avid fisherman and loved his days of
fishing. He had a special passion of music from his early days of being in a band and still enjoyed playing the guitar and banjo. He traveled throughout
the years and attended many festivals along the way. He will be remembered for the love of his family and special times shared with his family and many
friends.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by a niece, Michelle and husband, Terry Mims of Maryville; great niece, Taylor Mims of Maryville and
fiancé, Brandon Fuller of Granite City; great nephew, Brendan Mims of Maryville; brother-in-law, Edward and Barb Burlison of Granite City; uncles;
cousins; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Faye Burlison and a niece, Melissa Burlison.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016 with Reverend Larry Blankley officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Helyn Potter (nee Azari), 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:26 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016
in the Vintage Gardens in Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born January 28, 1919 in Sabraton, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Juricska) Azari. The family moved to Granite City
in 1930-1931.

She was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City for over 50 years; served as a Sunday school teacher; was active with the choir;
made banners for the altar; and was a camp counselor at Camp Piasa for area Lutheran youth.

At an early age, she began writing articles and drawing illustrations for a local religious journal. She was a talented artist and enjoyed painting
landscapes and still life in oil, acrylic and watercolors. She had a love of ballet and enjoyed dancing in her youth.

She also served her country during World War II as a "Rosie the Riveter" working for Curtis Wright Aircraft Company. She loved nature and enjoyed caring
for birds and flowers. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Oliver T. Potter; three brothers, Nick, John and Joseph Azari; sister, Mary
Hoover; stepson, Daniel Potter and three sisters-in-law, Vivian, Pat and Ruth Azari.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Carol Potter of O'Fallon, Missouri; two daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and James Reed of
St. Louis and Terry and Michael Reynolds of Carson City, Nevada; stepson, Thomas Potter of Arnold, Missouri; grandchildren and spouses, Rachelle
Potter, Timothy and Winnie Reynolds, April (nee Reynolds) and Veasna Keo, Elliott and Elizabeth Reed and Aubrey Reed; one great grandchild, Olive
Keo; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend David Corson and Vicar Bill Hale officiating.

Burial will be at Friedens Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Violet Raye Wallace Hayes, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 1:07 a.m. Sat. Jan. 30, 2016 at
Capital Region Medical Center ER in Jefferson City, MO.

She was born Sept. 7, 1949 in Bear Spring, TN to the late Bieth & Queenie (Birks) Wallace.

Violet retired from Sigma as a production line worker after many years of service. She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle and loved spending
time with her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Tracy Hayes Morgan of Jefferson City, MO and Tonia Hayes of Roxana, IL, 6 grandchildren, Jacklyn, Joey, Jacob, Anthony,
Jade & Ashley, 4 great-grandkids, Anastasia, Dominic, Kendal & Xavier, a brother, B.W. (Peggy) Wallace of Granite City and 5 sisters, Helen Shutt of
Springfield, TN, Freda (Max Rorie) Tucker of Lebanon, TN, Ann (Benny) Warren of Shelbyville, TN, Peggy (Jesse) Somers of Poplar Bluff, MO and Nelda
(Gary) Kingdon of Creve Coeur, MO.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: a son, Edward Lee Hayes, a sister, June Wallace and 7 brothers, Gerald, Harry, Leon, Bobby,
Shelby, Guy and Roger Wallace.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Wed. Feb. 3, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Henry Crippen
officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to the American Heart Association.
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Milton James, age 81, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 30,
2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Milton was born on February 2, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John and Thelma (Hershbach) James.

Milton proudly served his country, and was a Veteran of both the United States Air Force Reserves and the United States Army. During his Army career,
Milton served under President Dwight Eisenhower at the White House. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a general foreman in 1992 after forty
years of dedicated service. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon, IL. He was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of
Columbus.

Milton enjoyed trout fishing, bowling, camping, traveling, and attending religious retreats. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Milton loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He was a loving husband, a proud father and grandfather, a cherished friend, and had the
amazing ability to make friends out of total strangers. Milton loved God, enjoyed life, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice (Lindner) James, who passed away on March 27, 1986 and by one
brother, Bob James.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Juanita (Davis) James, whom he married on April 8, 1989 in Granite City, IL; his loving children, Diane (Tom)
Harrington of Granite City, IL, Teresa (John) Maggio of Collinsville, IL, David (Brigid) James of Ballwin, MO, Laura (Brent) Hartman of Collinsville, IL; dear
stepchildren, Patricia (Robert) Ritz of Troy, MO, Katherine (Glen) Pennell-Cooperman of Parker, CO and Tony (Caron) Stajduhar of Milton, GA; brother,
Don (Betty) James of Granite City, IL; sister, Gloria Rains of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;
extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. Cecilia Catholic, Glen Carbon, IL with Father Al Allen
officiating. Milton will be laid to rest next to his first wife Beatrice at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given as masses or to Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.
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Michael Britt, age 68, of Granite City, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center, Granite City.

Mike was born on August 8, 1947 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Tom and Esther Ilene (Dennis) Britt.

Mike proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was also a Vietnam Veteran who served three tours of duty. He had worked as a conductor
for the Illinois Central Railroad for twenty two years. Mike then worked for and retired from General Motors as a lineman after twenty years of service. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Mike will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah (Henry) Britt, who passed away on June 23, 2005; one brother, Dennis Britt
and a brother-in-law, Wendell Bravard.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary (Curt) Mase and Patricia Bravard both of Spanish Fort, Al; brother, Tim (Jackie) Britt of Sikeston, MO; sister-in-law, Pam
(Jim) Bagi of Granite City, IL; girlfriend, Jean Cain of Granite City, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City.

In celebration of his life, services will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Dan Meyer officiating. Burial will
follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, IL, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorials are suggested to Madison County Veterans Association.
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Ivan J. "Chuck" Pitman, 90 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Fountain View
Manor in Granite City surrounded by his family.

Ivan was born on June 28, 1925 in Hollis, Oklahoma; he is the son of the late John Franklin and Clara (McNatt) Pitman. He was the Senior Vice
President and Treasurer at First Granite City National Bank. The United States Army Veteran proudly served his country during WW II, was a graduate of
the University of Oklahoma, "GO SOONERS" and enjoyed a good round of golf. Ivan was an out going person that did not know a stranger and would
speak to anyone. Most of all he loved his family, especially his wife that he took such kind and loving care of the last years of her life. Ivan will be
remembered for his love of people and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Michelle and (Kevin) Boschert of Granite City, Illinois; his son, Richard and (Elizabeth) Pitman of
Fountain Hills, Arizona; his grandchildren, Angela and (Brad), Kimberly and (Jason), Anna, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Sam, Stella.

In addition to his parents Ivan was preceded in death by his wife; Theresa Ann (Walker) Pitman, whom he married on April 9, 1947; his brother, Valdhe;
his sister, Zelda.

Friends may call on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life
services will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Chris Comerford officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary
Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Edith E. Ryan, 98, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at The
Fountains in Granite City.

She was born February 6, 1917 in Taylor Springs, Illinois, a daughter of the late Charles Dougherty and Maude (Hicks) Bohnenstiehl. She retired in 1979
from the Granite City Treasurer's Office after 14 years of dedicated service as a secretary. She was a member of the Granite City Elkettes where she had
served as a past president. Edith also enjoyed her time with the Butterfly Pinochle Card Club and attending the H.O.P.E. widow's luncheon.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Randell of St. Louis, Missouri and Barbara Ryan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one son, John M. and
(Sharon) Ryan of Granite City; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, TerriLyn (Randell) Gasper; two sisters, Freda Seibold and Bertha Witter and a
brother, Harold Dougherty.
In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children or the Leukemia Foundation.
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Norma Jean Free, age 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at her home with
her loving family by her side.

Norma was born on September 12, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Oliver and Loretta (Chittenden) Rains.

On April 12, 1969, Norma Rains married William "Fab" Free, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. She was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church in
Granite City, IL. Norma had worked in the office at Central Hardware and had retired from the billing department at Gateway Regional Medical Center
after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed shopping and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her
grandchildren, whom she adored. Norma 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.

Norma was preceded in death by her father, Oliver Rains; and two brothers, William Rains and Robert Rains.

She is survived by her devoted husband, William "Fab" Free of Granite City, IL; loving children, Marla (fiancé, Bob Ullrich) Slecka of St. Louis, MO and
Andrea (Chris) Briggs of Pontoon Beach, IL; dear mother, Loretta Rains of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Corey Slecka, Nathan Briggs, Ashleigh
Briggs and Kara Jean Briggs; two dear brothers Jeff Rains and Charles Rains both of Granite City, IL; lifelong dearest best friend, Shirley Luffman of
Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Frances A. Bell, age 61, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016. Frances was born on
January 1, 1955 in Caruthersville, MO, a daughter to Odis Howard Busby and Jewel Marie (Garner) Busby.

Frances had worked for Gateway Medical Center in the housekeeping department for over twenty years. She was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan and she
never missed watching a game. Frances enjoyed fishing, watching tv and was a movie buff. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and
friends. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Frances will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved.

She was preceded in death by her father, Odis Busby and one sister, Peggy Lane.

Frances is survived by her loving children, Peggy Marie (Chris) Slone of Moro, IL and George Bell of Pontoon Beach, IL; dear mother, Jewel Marie Busby
of Mitchell, IL; proud grandmother to Matthew Busby, Josh Slone, Jonathan Slone and Emily Slone; dear brothers, Jerry Busby of Beaver Creek, CO and
Gary Busby of Avon, CO; dear sister, Christine (Victor) Cook of Granite City, IL; former husband, George Bell of Pontoon Beach, IL; brother-in-law, David
Lane of Brandon, MS; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL with Pastor Eddie Linhart
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to her grandchildren's scholarship fund and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Charles "Bud" Favier, 79 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.

Bud was born on January 2, 1937 in Granite City; a son to the late Francis and Melba (Hoover) Favier. Bud worked as a millwright at Granite City Steel for
over 38 years. He was a former member of the Granite City AmVets and a Shriner. In his free time Bud enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his
family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Angela and (Brian) Zywicki of O'Fallon, IL, Darla Greer of Granite City, IL; son, Bill and (Joyce)
Favier of Carbondale, IL; grandchildren, Chris Greer, Ryan Favier, Paige Zywicki, Drew Zywicki; great-grandchild, Isaac Greer; sister, Frances and (Don)
Cavins.

In addition to his parents Bud was preceded in death by his wife; Marian J. (Wilson) Favier, whom he married on November 14, 1959.

In celebration of his life friends may call on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Clint Wisdom
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital.
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Evelyn L. Glozik, 91, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the
Vintage Gardens at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born February 8, 1924 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Clarence and Katherine (Molique) Donley.

She married Edward Glozik on October 17, 1942 in Union, Missouri and he passed away on June 20, 2004.

She was a secretary at Washington Elementary School and retired from Mitchell School after many years of dedicated service with Granite City School
District #9. She was instrumental in forming the School District #9 Secretary's Union.

She attended St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and was a member of the H.O.P.E. widows group. She enjoyed collecting antiques and her
many days of traveling and enjoyed her trips to California.

She is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Evans of Granite City and Marilyn Anderson of Valley Park, Missouri; a granddaughter, Kimberly Plant of
Zionsville, Indiana; two great grandchildren, Julia and Thomas Plant; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lorin Gentry and Elvin Gentry.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Charles West officiating.

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

Memorials are preferred and may be made to VITAS Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Andrew Michael Ganter, 50, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2016 at
his home.

He was born February 26, 1965 in Alton, Illinois, a son of the late Lyle and June (Maher) Ganter.

He married Nannette C. (Robeff) Helton on May 25, 2015 in Granite City and she survives.

He was a journeyman with Anheuser Busch in St. Louis and had worked for Kraft Foods in Granite City with 19 years of service as a palletizer operator.

He enjoyed his days of riding motorcycles and loved his Harley Davidson. He was an avid collector of vinyl albums and other antiques. He loved his
years living around the Alton area and enjoyed playing golf. He enjoyed life and never met a stranger and cherished his grandchildren. He will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with his entire family and many friends.

In addition to the love of his life for the past 19 years, Nannette, he is survived by two stepchildren, Jeremy Joseph Helton of Collinsville and Jamie Lee
(James) Planitz of Caseyville; nine grandchildren, Jillian, William, Joseph, Kenzie, Payton, June, Brendon, Ashton and Jaxton; two sisters, Mary Ann
(Brian) Landreth of Godfrey and Molly (Mike) Price of Brighton; five brothers, James Ganter of Brighton, William Ganter of Alton, John and Jen Ganter of
Brighton, Michigan, Charles (Angie) Ganter of Commerce City, Colorado and Christopher (Jenny) Ganter of Jerseyville; three sisters-in-law, Carol
(Roger) Boker of Granite City, Linda (Ed) Wichmann of Fenton, Missouri and Stephanie (Scott) Redford of Collinsville; many nieces; nephews; great
nieces; great nephews; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and David Ganter; a sister, Carolyn Ganter and a sister-in-law, Susan
Ganter.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend John Walter officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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David R. Grillion, 66 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

David was born on November 19, 1949 in St. Louis; a son to the late Ralph and Texanna (Rice) Grillion. He was a machinist for McDonnell Douglas and
Boeing from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. He was a United States Army veteran and was an accomplished guitar player. David enjoyed music,
computers and playing video games buy most of all he loved to spend time with his wife, Jane.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Jane (Howards) Grillion, whom he married on March 19, 1972; his brothers, Ron and (Suzanne) Grillion
of Edwardsville, IL, Bob and (Julie) Grillion of Mountain Home, AR; his sister, MaryEllen and (Marty) Rosso of Arizona; brother-in-law, Joe and (Carol)
Howards of Houston, TX.

In celebration of David's life friends may call on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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David Jackson Sr., 71, of Madison, IL passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Granite City, IL with his
family by his side.

He was born April 8, 1944 in Granite City, IL to Glenn and Hilda (nee: Bond) Jackson.

He worked as an electrician at McDonald Douglas and then Boeing in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his son, David “Dave” Jackson Jr. of Granite City, IL, daughter, Cheryl Jackson of Branson, MO, granddaughter, Kaylina McGovern of
Jefferson City, MO, four great grandchildren, brother, Dale Jackson, Los Angeles, CA, and his sister Myra Robinson of Breese, IL.

He was preceded in death by both parents, daughter, Anita Morgan, two brothers, Gary and Roy Jackson and a sister Shirley Blackburn.
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Dolores Marie "Dee" Pearman, 56, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:54 a.m. on Sunday, January 24,
2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born February 24, 1959 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Melvin and Margaret Irene (Hauck) Szerzinski.

She married Ernest "Ernie" Pearman on October 15, 1977 in South Roxana and he survives.

She worked at Gateway Regional Medical Center with 35 years of dedicated service in housekeeping.

Dee was always trying to help others and she touched many lives through the years, bringing a kind word, her beautiful smile or assisting others around
the hospital. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son, Dirk Pearman of Granite City; two brothers, Leo and George Szerzinski; a sister, Ethel
Elkins; aunt, Jenny Duncan; two nieces, Jeanette and Sanita DiVietro; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Darryl Elkins.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jason Stone as celebrant.

Memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Doris June Dilday, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:22 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born June 17, 1934 in Lesterville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Joe and Cora (Camden) Owensby.

She married Woodrow C. Dilday on July 3, 1954 in Ellis Grove, Illinois and he passed away on July 10, 2014.

She was a dedicated homemaker and had worked in her earlier years in banking in St. Louis and also for Charles Todd Uniform in Granite City. She
graduated from high school in Chester, Illinois and was a member of the West 22nd Street Baptist Church in Granite City.

She enjoyed her days of cooking and watching old movies. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Vicki Dilday of Granite City and Durand Dilday of Granite City; four grandchildren, Jeffrey L.
(Kelley) Dilday Jr., Jennifer L. Isreal, Ashley Nicole Bain and Suzanne Huer; four great grandchildren, Derek Spink, Kiera Spink, Cody Huer and Kailey
Bielman; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sherry Lynn Dilday and eight brothers and sisters.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. with Reverend Keith Braddock officiating
.

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

Memorials may be made to the West 22nd Street Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Charles H. Moritz, 87 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at his home.

Charles was born on August 3, 1928 in Wood River, IL; a son to the late Edward H. and Sophie M. (Huette) Moritz. Charles was an office manager at
Illinois Terminal Rail Road, and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City. The U.S. Army veteran proudly served his country during
WW II and was a member of the Granite City American Legion Post.

He is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Betty Moritz of Granite City; a brother-in-law, John Hall of Los Angeles, CA.

In celebration of his life friends may call on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ritch
Alexander officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Woodland Hills Cemetery in East Alton. Memorials are
suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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William "Skip" Krohne Jr. 85, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 8:53 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016
at his home.

He was born March 19, 1930 in Granite City, the son of the late Carl and Alice Elaine (DeBow) Krohne Sr. He married Mary Lee (Cline) Krohne on
October 23, 1948 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and she survives.

The United States veteran proudly served his country with the Navy. He was a supervisor at A.O. Smith and had 25 years of dedicated service. He has
served the community as a real estate broker, realtor and property manager and had also owned and operated Aqua Marine Sales in Pontoon Beach for
many years.

He was a lifelong dedicated and faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ where he has served as an usher for over 50 years. He had a
special love of diving, being on the water, boating and skiing and was a founding member of the Bubble Masters Diving Club. He was an antique car
enthusiast and enjoyed collecting and restoring many throughout the years and was especially proud of his vintage Army Jeep. He was a member of the
Alton Antique Auto Association. He and his family enjoyed their many travels in life and always enjoyed going to the beach and being among the palm
trees. He was an artist, inventor and could fabricate or fix anything and even had a hand in building a few homes. He will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of over 67 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda "Susie" and John Nitchman of Glen Carbon; a son and
daughter-in-law, Dave and Kathy Krohne of Manchester, Missouri; three grandchildren and a spouse, Melissa and Brandon McIntosh of Mitchell; Sara
Nicely of Manchester, Missouri and Mary Beth Nicely of Ballwin, Missouri; great granddaughter, Autumn; Godchild, Rick Stille; half-brother-in-law, Eurba
Lloyd Cline; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Elmer Stille and a half-brother-in-law, Lorin Cline.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Harold Eugene Perryman, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016
at his home.

He was born December 1, 1927 in Murphysboro, Illinois, a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Hubert) Perryman.

He married Shirley Ann (Rigley) Perryman on September 16, 1963 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1979 from Granite City Steel after over 25 years of dedicated service as a steelworker.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during World War II.

He enjoyed his days of fishing, his bow and arrows and walking his dogs. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by three daughters, Judy (Jim) Roth of Arizona, Sherry (Mark Gauen) Bell of Granite City and Tina (Mike
Dollins) Perryman of Granite City; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Winters of Granite City and Anna Rose Meyers of Alton;
other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Perryman and a sister, Betty Hart.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Reva C. Chang, 85, of Granite City died on January 20, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

She was born on April 14, 1930 in Granite City, IL to Clifford Huddelston and Virgie nee: Bolton Huddelston.

Reva married Timothy Chang on June 18, 1960 in Nashville, TN.

She was a beautician for many years until her retirement.

Besides her husband of 55 years, Reva is survived by 2 daughters: Sandra Dease of Anaheim, Ca and Shelia Owsley of Nashville, TN; 1 brother: Clifford
Huddelston, Jr of Granite City. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Reva was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son: Jerry Yates; 1 daughter: Glenna Eggert and 3 sisters.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Thelma Ruth Morelan, 89, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born December 29, 1926 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn (McDonald) Stark.

She married Roy N. Morelan on October 3, 1953 and he passed away on June 14, 2004.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of The First Assembly of God Church in Granite City where she was active with many functions throughout the
years. The "social butterfly" was always on the go, loved talking and helping others and never met a stranger. She enjoyed the past years of being a
foster grandparent through Senior Services. She had a special love for children and enjoyed her days of camping with family. She will be remembered
for the love and special times shared with her children, grandchildren; other family and many friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Jean (Randy) Atchley of Granite City, Debra Lynn (Johnny Rood) Morelan of Alton and Diana Faye (Steve)
Burnett of Granite City; two sons, Dennis Wayne Morelan of Granite City Arnet Edwin Morelan of St. Jacob; eleven grandchildren; eight great
grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Val (Marlene) Stark of Granite City and Maynard Stark of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Darlana
Morelan of Wentzville, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family; church family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Juanita Faye Stark.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at First Assembly of God Church, 2317 Madison Avenue in Granite City on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Rich Smallie officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the GC First Assembly of God Church or to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Thomas R. Patton Sr., 80 of Granite City passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Christian North East
Hospital in St. Louis.

Thomas was born on May 2, 1935 in Washington, D.C.; he is the son of the late Norman and Angelica (Pier) Patton. His career with Inland Container
Corporation lasted 43 years as a supervisor, including 17 years at the Minden, LA plant. Thomas will be remembered for his kind heart and all the
special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Mary Nell (Landys) Patton, whom he married on June 23, 1956; his daughter, Rhonda and (John)
Rushing of Granite City; sons, Mike and (Jeanne) Patton of Mountain Iron, MN, Jeffrey Patton of Granite City, IL, Jason and (Jessica) Patton of Granite
City, IL.; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Thomas was preceded in death by his son; Thomas R. Patton Jr.; brothers, Norman Patton Jr., Jim Patton.

In celebration of his life friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen
Crossing Road in Glen Carbon with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are
suggested St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
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Sadie Theresa Sinclair, 96 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Community Breeze
Park Care Center in St. Charles, MO.

Sadie was born on April 14, 1919 in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada; a daughter to the late Joseph and Theresa (Hagel) Mack.
Sadie was a life long homemaker and mom who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her son; Donald and (T.K.) Sinclair of Kimberling City, MO; her daughter, Diana and (Dallen) Maxvill of
Chesterfield, MO; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Robert D. Sinclair and all her brothers and sisters.

In celebration of her life friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles West
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are
suggested to the charity of one's choice.
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Ronald Dean Rea Sr. 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born August 30, 1936 in Greenville, Illinois, a son of the late Clarence Andrew and Della Marie (Bimes) Rea.

He married Margaret L. (Smith) Rea on January 6, 1957 in Washington Park, Illinois and she passed away on July 24, 1996.

He retired in 1998 from ConRail after 20 years of dedicated service as an inspector. He had also worked for Terminal Railroad and for Dome Railway
Services. Prior to his railroad service, he had also worked in the grocery business with A&P and also Guccione's Grocery Stores.

He and his wife had been very active and served as a Past President of the Spina Bifida of Greater St. Louis for many years. He was a talented craftsman
and enjoyed making frames and worked at Silver Dollar City and numerous art fairs. He was always buying, refurbishing and selling something and was
very good at making a deal.

He was a car and boat enthusiast, loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of camping and fishing. He enjoyed his trips to the casino and enjoyed his
many travels with a special group of friends. His pride and joy was his Dachshund, "Petey."

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Gary Hency of Waterloo, Rhonda and Scott May of Granite City and Lisa and Gary Jones
of Collinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Kathy Rea II of Granite City; eleven grandchildren and their spouses, Kyle and Meagan Hency,
Kory Hency, Adam Stout, Zachary May, Kelly and Brad Bagwell, Sarah and Dustin Gentry, Leann Jones, Gary Jones II, Ashley Rea, Ronnie Rea III and
Jacob Rea; fourteen great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Rea of Edwardsville; special nieces and nephews; other extended family and many special
friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Leann Rea and a brother, Clarence Lavern Rea.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016.

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

Memorials may be made to Spina Bifida of Greater St. Louis or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Norman “Ray” Lucas, 51, of Madison, IL passed away Friday December 18, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on July 18, 1964 in Granite City, IL to Norman Ray Lucas Sr. and Jo Ann (nee: Clark) Lucas.

Ray had worked in construction for many years.

He is survived by his mother, Jo Ann (nee: Clark) Lucas of Madison, IL , daughter, Amanda Lucas of Chicago, IL and Carl of Wood River, IL, that was like
a son to him, brother, Jeffrey Scott Lucas of Granite City, IL, Aunt Neva Lucas, and cousins he was close with, Justin, Matthew, Allie, Marie, Linda, Debra
and Kendall.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Ray Lucas Sr. and a daughter, Toni Lucas.

Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
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William “Bud” Walter Pascoe III 69, of Granite City passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his home, with
his family by his side.

He was born June 24, 1946 in St. Louis, MO. He worked as a boilermaker and was a member of Local 27, he served his country in Vietnam as a
member of the United States Airforce. Bud married Mary Deason May 26, 1966 and celebrated 49 years of marriage together. He was active at the
churches he attended and served as a Deacon at Pontoon Baptist and the 2nd Baptist Church before becoming a member at Unity Baptist Church

Bud loved the Lord; he accepted Christ as his Savior, he enjoyed reading and teaching scripture. His passion was sharing Christ with others and
bringing the Lord to them.

He is survived by his wife Mary Pascoe of Granite City; daughter, Sarah (Timothy) Lehmann of Winfield, KS; three sons, Matthew Pascoe of Leavenworth,
KS, Dan Pascoe of Wildwood, MO and Michael (Delayna) Pascoe of Webster Groves, MO; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Aaron) Bishoff, Allen (Rachele)
Lehmann, Luke Lehmann, Emma Lehmann, Jocelyn Poll, Camryn Adams, Liam Pascoe and Lilah Pascoe; 3 great grandchildren, William Bishoff,
Parker Bishoff and Phoenix Lehmann; brother, Doug (Joyleen) Pascoe of Granite City and sister, Dorthea Tippett of Troy, MO.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Walter Pascoe II; mother, Myrtle Anna Hendricks and brother in law, Stephen Tippett.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held at 10 a.m.
Monday with Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials can be made to Unity Baptist
Church or Community Care.
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Helen C. Robertson, 83, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at
Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

She was born Decemer 24, 1932 in Edwardsville, Illinois, a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Ella M. (Naumann) Peters.

She married Donald L. "Robbie" Robertson on April 15, 1949 in Salem, Arkansas and he passed away on March 6, 2006.

She was a devoted member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was active with the Evening Guild and Church Women United.
She was also a member of Home Extension and loved attending the Local #520 Retirees group. She enjoyed playing the piano, was an avid bridge
player and enjoyed her days of fishing. She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loved cooking and sewing.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and John Relleke of Granite City and Donna and Tim Streid of Granite City; a son and daughter-
in-law, Tim and Shelly Robertson of Edwardsville; grandchildren and spouses, Rich and Patty Relleke, Rob and Jennifer Relleke, Ryan and Jill Relleke,
Alyson Streid, Ashley Streid, Aaron Streid and Jenee Padgett; great grandchildren, Rhett Relleke, Lily Relleke, Tyler Theis, Hadley Relleke and Ava
Relleke; a sister, Joan Schnyder of Collinsville; nephew, Charlie Schnyder of Edwardsville; sister-in-law, Betty Robertson of Colorado; other extended
family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Dick Schnyder and Jack Robertson and a niece, Liz
Gray.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 5:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

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

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or to the American Cancer Society.
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Barbara Ann Blanton, 73 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.

Barbara was born on January 21, 1942 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Louis "Leo" and Louise (Pinkston) Mshar. Barbara was a long time office
administrator at Tri City Truck Canvas and worked at Triangle Metallurgical in Granite City. She attended Calvary Life church in Granite City and was well
known for her giving spirit. She gave countless hours of her time in support of those in need at the Community Care Center and New Creations Food
Pantry in Mitchell. Barbara was active with the F.I.G.S. at Trinity Methodist Church and sat on the Board of Bereaved Patents of America. She volunteered
her time in Sunday school at Calvary Life Church, collected hats and gloves for kids in need during winter months and was a huge supporter of the
Granite City High School Marching Band. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Matthew that she was so
proud of.

She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Sheryll Reznack of Granite City; her grandson, Matthew Reznack of Granite City; her sister, Diane
Dillier of Collinsville, IL.

In addition to her parents Barbara was preceded in death by her husband; Sherwood Ronald "Red" Blanton, whom she married on August 10, 1962 and
her son, Brett Blanton.

Friends may call on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Then friends and family will
go in procession to Sunset Hill Memorial Estates for committal services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Memorials are suggested to
the family.
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Carmen E. Hoffman, age 97, of Palatine, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, January 11,
2016 at Rosewood Care Center in Inverness, IL.

Carmen was born on February 24, 1918 in Tilden, IL, a daughter of the late Ezra and Eloda (Rennison) Taylor.

On June 6, 1937, Carmen married Eugene Hoffman, the love of her life. Carmen was a former member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite
City, IL. She enjoyed reading and was an avid quilter. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Carmen loved life, she loved to
laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carmen was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Taylor, her sister, Flora Seele, and two step-sisters,
Martha Jones and Belle Hurst.

She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Gerry and Ronald Hilicki Sr., of Palatine, IL; proud grandmother to Ronald and Julie Hilicki Jr., of
Glen Allen, VA and Michael and Kathy Hilicki of Morton Grove, IL; proud great-grandmother to Corinne, Rheanna and Eleni.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at noon on Monday with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Carmen will be laid to rest next to Eugene at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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John Misturak, 85, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:17 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 22, 1930 in Desloge, Missouri, a son of the late Peter and Anna (Kondrich) Misturak.

He married Glennis O. (Ross) Misturak on July 27, 1963 in Granite City and she passed away on May 9, 2007.

He had worked for A.O. Smith and McDonnell Douglas for many years in plant maintenance prior to his retirement from Boeing in 1993.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City.
He was an avid bowler and enjoyed working puzzles and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a step-daughter, Holly Kramer Lee of Granite City; son, John M. Misturak of Granite City; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Hogan-
Yarbrough and Mike Yarbrough of Granite City; grandchildren, DeAnn Ehlers, Traci Hinterser, Jason Lee, Kristi Gonzalez, Michael Lee, Alexis Yarber and
Kristi Yarbrough; great grandchildren, Lauren, Kelsie, Kyle, Jordan, Cody, Matthew, Joshua; Madison, Ethen, Jaxan, Carson, Ellyana and Finnick; great-
great grandchildren, Prudence, Keegan and Wyatt; sister, Mary Jaco of Texas; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy "Nadine" and Roger Crose of
Tennessee, Barbara and Erett Walchak of Tennessee, Michael Poling of Granite City; Maxie and Lois Ross of New York and Michael Steven Ross of
Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donnie Lee; grandsons, Stephen Lee, John Lee and Roy "Albert"
Hogan III; brother, Frank Misturak and a sister, Tillie McMurtry.

In celebration of his life, vistiation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Shirley Leona Parker 80, of Granite City passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Collinsville Rehab & HCC.   

She was born March 6, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to John Roy and Jan (nee: Vines) Wilson. She married Virgil W. Parker October 10, 1953 in Bolivar County,
MS; he preceded her death June 16, 1993. Shirley spent most of her years in Granite City; however she did live in Freson, California from 1960- 1970.
She worked many jobs over the years including helping her husband in the Donut Shop that they co-owned. She was a member of New Creation
Fellowship Church. Shirley loved spending time with family and friends and was an avid reader.

Also preceding her I death were her parents; two brothers, Glen and Jack Wilson; two sisters, Sharon Haas and Sandy Wilson and grandson, David
Marret.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Arthur) Billick of Madison, Vickie (Bob) Barton of Granite City and Lisa (Rob) Clark of Granite City; three sons,
John(Jackie) Parker, Gary Parker and David (Ellen) Parker all of Granite City; thirteen grandchildren; multiple great grandchildren; several great great
grandchildren and a sister, Margaret Harper of Granite City.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of services at 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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Kenneth Eugene Spencer, born December 22, 1937, the only child of Talbert E. Spencer and Norma L. Darr,
passed away on Sun. Jan.10, 2016, at St. Louis University Hospital from complications from heart and lung
disease and a brain bleed following a fall in November.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1945, his mother in 2002, as well as two step-fathers, Elbert Dame in 1952 and Thomas L. Settle in 1979.
Kenneth graduated from E. St. Louis Senior High School with the class of June 1955, went on to SIU-C where he earned a BS in Applied Science in
1959, then continued his education at the former Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, MO where he taught Mechanical Engineering courses
and obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering (1961) and a Master of Science also in Mechanical Engineering (1964). After teaching at the university
from 1959 thru 1967 he was employed in Granite City, IL at General Steel Engineering for twenty-three (23) years, then for American Steel Foundries for
seven (7) years prior to his retirement in 1995.
Kenneth married Joanna Ruth Duncan on May 30, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. They were the proud parents of two children, Stephen E. Spencer
(Joanne Rowald Spencer) of Glen Carbon, IL and Karen Ellen (Martin) Wright of Brodhead, WI. They were blessed with two beautiful granddaughters
who were the delight of Grandpa – Payton Lucille Wright and Melissa Maree Spencer. In addition to his wife, Joanna, children and granddaughters
Kenneth is survived by brothers and sisters in law, T. Jeff and Helen Duncan, William R. and Rae Duncan, Sharon (the late Oscar Merrell) Duncan,
Naomi and Don Schneck and Catherine Bauer and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, Glenn Johnston of West Frankfort, IL, Linda (Kent) Vinson,
Fairfield, IL, Keith (Chris) House of New Hampshire and JD Darr of Sesser, IL.
Kenneth coached his son in flag football, baseball and soccer and his daughter in soccer and softball in the Granite City area. He had been active in the
Madison County Girls Soccer Association and the YMCA boy's soccer programs when they were in their early years in the area. He enjoyed working with
young people and followed their academic and athletic events through college. He was very proud of the adults his children had become and was
enjoying participating in the activities of his two granddaughters. Education was a very important part of his life and he stressed this importance to his
children and his granddaughters. He was most proud they were all honor students.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles became a most important part of his and Joanna's lives in 1970. After serving as the local Aerie President in 1989-99 he
went on to become Illinois State Aerie President in 2000-2001 and Regional (Indiana-Illinois) President in 2004-05. He was inducted in the Grand Aerie
F.O.E. International Hall of Fame in 2009. He had taken training as an Agent for troubled Aeries and had counseled a number of Eagles clubs in Illinois
and Missouri. He had been named Eagle of the Year locally, selected as the outstanding Secretary of the Year and Illinois FOE Hall of Fame. He was the
current Director of the Willoughby-DeHeve Eagle Education Fund. He and Joanna had traveled for many years representing the local Eagles at
International Conventions as well as regional conferences and seven-state conferences. He had been named as "honorary family members" for several
State Aerie and State Auxiliary Presidents and was currently the State Engineer for State President Robert Gregonis.
Kenneth was also a member of the Rolla Lodge #213 A.F. & A.M., the Litchfield Eagles #4499 and was the current Secretary of Granite City Eagles
#1126 since 1995. He was a member of Nameoki Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Eagle Education Fund and will be accepted at Irwin Funeral Home, 3960 Maryville Road. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan.
15 from 4-8 pm at Irwin Chapel and Saturday Jan. 16 at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Eagle services at
10:45 a.m.
Burial will be private at a future date at Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing, IL.
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Manuel L. Pena, 86, of Granite City, IL, died at 7:30 a.m. Fri. Jan. 8, 2016 at his home while under hospice care.

He was born June 28, 1929 in Mexico to the late Juan Jesus DeLeon y Pena & Trinidad (Sanchez) Pena.
Manuel retired from Pevely Dairy in 1992 after many years of service and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He is survived by: 4 daughters, a
son, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters.
No public services are scheduled.
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Arthur Conrad Hawkes, Sr , 62, of Granite City died on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center.

He was born on December 24, 1953 in Roswell, NM to Haskel and Maria nee: Mata Hawkes.

Arthur married Janet Lee Hutchinson in Granite City, IL on January 19, 1970

The U.S. Army veteran loved to hunt; especially deer and loved to gather arrowheads, mushroom and artifacts in the great outdoors. He was an avid
gamer who loved XBOX One.

Besides his wife of 45 years, Arthur is survived by 1 son: Arthur Conrad Hawkes, Jr of Granite City; 1 daughter: Farrah Lee Hawkes of Granite City; 4
grandchildren: Aaron Edward Hawkes, Shane Anthony Hawkes, Mariah Lee Broyles and Taylor Cheyenne Broyles.   Also surviving are 1 brother: H. R.
Hawkes, Jr of South Roxana; 5 sisters: Maria Christine Root of OK, Diane (Kevin) Berg of TX, Cora Hawkes of Granite City, Delores (Jerry) Davidson of
Edwardsville and Lori Parker of Granite City. Arthur is also survived by 4 sister in laws: Marty Hutchinson, Marsha (Alan) Meyer, Jen (Keith) Sugg and
Michelle Hozian and his life long friend, David Street. He will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson; Ryan Arthur Hawkes; a brother Anthony Ray Hawkes and his father and mother in law: Jerden
Lee and Norma Hutchinson.

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

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Gary S. Withers, 60, of Granite City, IL, died at 1:15 a.m. Thurs. Jan. 7, 2016 at Eden Village Care Center in Glen
Carbon, IL.

He was born Oct. 14, 1955 in Granite City to Helen (Dobrowolski) Withers of Granite City and the late Robert “Bob” Withers.
On June 14, 1986, he and Billie J. Cox were married in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.
Gary was a laborer with the Granite City Street Department for 28 years and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by: a step daughter, Dede Renee (Ken) Nesslein of Foley, MO, a step son, Preston E. “Guy” Browning of
Foley, MO, and Carl Hozion who he raised like his son of Granite City, 3 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Laurie (Tony) Baurer of
Edwardsville, IL and Angela (David) Stoeberl of University City, MO and a brother, Mark (Kandy) Withers of Granite City.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by: step-daughter, Shelly Browning, step-son, Todd Browning and a brother, Brian Withers.
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Roy W. Sherfy, age 74, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 7,
2016 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Roy was born on December 28, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Harry and Lola (Lewis) Sherfy.

Roy was a United States Air Force Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. He had worked as a machinist for Multiplex in Clayton, MO and for
Elite Tool & Die in Mascoutah, IL for many years. After retirement, Roy worked in the Janitorial Department at the Edwardsville Courthouse. He enjoyed
fishing and socializing with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Roy 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, Roy was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Fallon Sherfy; two sons-in-law, Charles Schubert and Chad Schulte;
and several brothers and sisters.

Roy is survived by his loving daughters, Sandra (Doug) Jones of Granite City, IL, Sherri Schubert of Granite City, IL and Tammy Schulte of Maryville, IL; five
sisters, Shirley (Jack) Pilger, Donna (Larry) Turner, Sue Warren, Mary Milton and Diane (Paul) Hollis; sister-in-law, Mary Emma Sherfy; proud grandfather
to eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, special friend, Nola Lehmann; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Rev. Charles West officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Clarence M. Petras, age 79, of Belle Rive, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on January 8, 2016 at
his home.

Clarence was born on June 10, 1936 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Matthew and Fannie (Gawlick) Petras.

Clarence was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country with honor. On October 24, 1964, Clarence married Jean Taylor, the love of
his life in Madison, IL. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a millwright after thirty-eight years of dedicated service. Clarence enjoyed fishing and
working. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Jean Petras of Belle Rive, IL; loving children, Christopher Petras, Lawrence (Gail) Petras and Stephanie Treece all of
Granite City, IL; dear sister, Florence Petras of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Amanda Menges, Brittany Menges and Cassandra Petras; extended
family and friends.

Visitation will be held from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment with military honors will be held
at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Celtic Hospice and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Lola "Pooge" Brigham, age 71, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Gateway
Regional Hospital, Granite City, IL.

Lola was born on June 4, 1944 in San Francisco, CA, a daughter to Bryce Wilkening and Betty Marie (Holloway) Wilkening.

On August 20, 1965, Lola married Robert "Sam" Brigham, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Sam passed away on April 18, 2010. Lola was a faithful
and dedicated member of Clark Avenue Church of Christ. She enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends. Lola will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her father and husband, Lola was preceded in death by her daughter, Marla Brigham Castillo.

Lola is survived by her loving mother, Betty Marie Wilkening of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Ina Townzen of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Joel and
Julia Castillo both of Chesterfield, MO; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery on Maryville
Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Clark Avenue Church of Christ and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Elizabeth Rosann Liszewski, age 55, of Troy, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on
Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Rosann was born on December 7, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to Charles Hall Sr. and Jean (McIntire) Hall of Madison, IL.

On July 14, 1984, Rosann married Mark Liszewski, the love of her life at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Rosann worked for the Department of
Children and Family Services in Granite City, IL as a Child Protection Specialist Investigator and previously worked as a Forensic Interviewer for the St.
Clair County Child Advocacy Center. She was a faithful member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, IL. Rosannn was a member of the Troy
Community Band and the Granite City Community Band and she enjoyed playing her bass clarinet with the bands. She was also a member of the St.
Stainislaus #1004 Polish Hall in Madison, IL. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Rosann 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.

Rosann was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Joseph Liszewski.

In addition to her loving parents, Rosann is survived by her devoted husband, Mark Liszewski Sr. of Troy, IL; proud mother to Mark (Christene) Liszewski
Jr. of Troy, IL and Mary Liszewski of Lebanon, IL; brother, Charles Hall Jr. of Madison, IL; sisters, Rebecca (Raymond) Dailey of Granite City, IL and
Roberta (John) Bellovich of Granite City, IL; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Liszewski of Troy, IL; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitations will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL and from 9:00 a.m.
until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL.

In celebration of her life, a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Jerome Catholic Church with Father Alan Hunter
officiating. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Troy, IL

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jerome Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral chapel and church.
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Claude M. Davis, 72 of Granite City passed away on January 4, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
surrounded by his family.

Claude was born on October 15, 1943 in Chaffee, MO; a son of the late Arthur and Alta M. (Dennis) Davis. Claude was best known for his handyman
skills throughout the Granite City area. He was a long time employee of American Steel then went on to own Davis Construction. Claude was a former
member of First Assembly of God in Granite City and in his free time he enjoyed to deer hunt and fish.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Eileen (Boushard) Davis, whom he married on October 17, 1963; his son, Paul Davis of Granite City; his
daughter, Ruth and (Scott) McCormick of St. Peters, MO; grandchildren, Zac Davis and Chris Davis; sister-in-law, Joyce Longbottom.

In addition to his parents Claude was preceded in death by his brother, Adam Davis; sisters, Joan Germenceri , Zella Scziglak, Margie Floyd;
granddaughter, Linsdey White Davis; nephew, Daris Davis.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
services will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating. Burial will follow at St. John
Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Cindie Joann Nation, 56, of Edwardsville, IL, died unexpectedly Sun. Jan. 3, 2016 at her home.

She was born Jan. 2, 1960 in Spokane, WA and was a daughter of the late Don & Leona (Kraft) Stratton.
Cindie had been an RN before retirement.   She loved being with her family and doing crafts.
She and Ronnie Nation were married in Couer d’Alene, ID in 2001. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include: 3 daughters, Brittney Payne of Edwardsville, Lisa Hughes of Longview, WA and Krystina Nation of Mt. Peasant, PA, 2 sons, Blaine
(Kara) Payne of Edwardsville and Christopher Nation of Mt. Pleasant, PA, 4 grandchildren, Patrick Byrd and Serenity, Breezy & Taylor Maze and a sister,
Dianna Chamberlin of Spokane, WA.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bryton Daniel Payne and a brother, Mark Stratton.
Memorial services are pending.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Diana Marie Meador, nee Worthen, born July 17, 1948, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, December
13, 2015 at Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Diana was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James "Red" and Alice Worthen of Granite City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas O. and Margret
Meador of Granite City and a grandson, Brandon L. Peterson of Granite City.

Mrs. Meador is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas L. Meador; a son, Michael A. (Krista Luehmann) Meador of Granite City; a daughter,
Theresa L. (Everett) Jackson of Granite City; eight grandchildren; Shawn Meador, Jacob Meador, Riley Meador, Jesse Whitehead, James Whitehead,
Bryan Maberry, Collin Barrett and Spencer Barrett; two brothers, James Worthen of Atlanta, Georgia and Daniel (Denise) Worthen of Granite City; a sister,
Cynthia Hughes of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Freedom Worship Center, 3633 State
Route 162 in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Worship Center in Granite City.
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Glenn David Schubert, 57, of Carbondale, passed away at 11:33 PM Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Memorial
Hospital of Carbondale.

Glenn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 20, 1958, following his brother Gregg by five minutes. They would become the first of three sets of
twin cousins in the family.

Glenn, fondly known to many as "Schuby," was a drumming prodigy at an early age. He was 1st chair drummer at Nameoki, Coolidge, and Granite City
North High Schools bands. He began his professional music career at age 13, and continued playing in a number of bands throughout his life.

Glenn received his bachelor's degree in Biology from SIUE and continued his education and training in forensic sciences in Joliet, Illinois. He has been
employed as a forensic scientist at the Illinois State Police Crime Laboratory for over 30 years. He began his career at the Carbondale Crime Lab, where
he became a renowned hair and fiber expert. He later transferred to the ISP Crime Lab in Belleville, Illinois, following the closing of the Carbondale office,
where he specialized in DNA forensics. He served as a past president to the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS), received many
awards and special recognitions for his work and publications throughout his career, and also appeared on 3 episodes of the television show Forensic
Files.

He was an active athlete, participating in a variety of sports, including volley ball, biking, and running. His hobbies also included storm chasing and
photography, which he often shared with his many friends. Glenn will also be remembered as an avid Cardinals fan.

He was a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross. In addition to teaching CPR/First Responder courses, he was a frequent donor, having
donated his 9th gallon of blood just last week. He used his experience in CPR to administer aid many times throughout his life, saving other lives in the
process. He will continue to help others in that he chose to be an Organ/Tissue donor.

Glenn is survived by his Mother, Millie Schubert of Granite City, IL; One Daughter, Amanda Jean Schubert of Tucson, AZ; Brother, Ronald Schubert of
Granite City, IL and his Twin Brother Doctor Gregory Schubert of Chicago, IL; One Grandson, Jackson David Schubert of Tucson, AZ; Dear Friends, Patti
Clark and Larry Beard of Carbondale; 1 Niece, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Raymond Schubert.

Visitation for Glenn Schubert will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home and Friday, January 8,
2016 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Irwin Funeral Home in Granite City, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be held at Irwin Funeral Home in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alan Beuster officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the Hope Lutheran Church Social Ministry.
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Charles L. Mase, 83 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

Charles was born on June 4, 1932 in Wharton, NJ; a son to the late Charles W. and Minnie E. (Dunkin) Mase. Charles was a Flight Information Specialist
for the United States Air Force and proudly served his country in the Korean War in the United States Air Force.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Joan (Cann) Mase, whom he married on May 6, 1958; his sons, Curt and (Mary) Mase of Spanish Fort,
AL, Richard Mase of Navarre, FL, Jeff Mase of Maryville, IL, Rodney and (Michelle) Mase of Glen Carbon, IL; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Charles was preceded in death by his sisters; Audrey Drake and Charlotte Oswald.

Friends may call on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life,
services will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow with full
military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to the Madison County Veterans Association.
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Mary Beth Topal, 52, of Centralia, Illinois and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:30 a.m. on
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia, Illinois.

She was born March 1, 1963 in Granite City.

She enjoyed her years as a resident of Park Place in Centralia and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family.

She was preceded in death by her mother , Dorothy Mae (Warden) Topal; brother, Michael Topal; sister, Vickie Myers; brother-in-law, John Hartley and a
great niece, Amanda House.

She is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Sonny and Jonna Topal of Edwardsville and Joe Topal of Granite City; four sisters and two brothers-
in-law, Theresa Hartley of Energy, Illinois, Jeannie and Dave Wilson of Granite City, Debbie and Ray O'Bear of Granite City and Kathy Schmiz of Energy,
Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private graveside services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Park Place, 332 Country Club Road Centralia, IL 62801.
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James Jay Hill, 65, of Dawson Springs, Kentucky and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:20 a.
m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2015.

He was born March 5, 1950 in Pittsfield, Illinois, the eldest son of Harry W. Hill of Granite City and the late Betty Lou (Fraser) Hill.

He was baptized Easter Sunday in 1951 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Wood River and had attended Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Schools in
Granite City before graduating from Granite City High School in 1969. During high school he was active in football and track.

He later enlisted in the United States Army where he had served in the Tropic Test Center in the Panama Canal Zone.

He owned and operated Jay's Inkslinger Tattoo Shop in Granite City and was also a motorcycle mechanic in the O'Fallon, Missouri area. Jay was a poet,
artist, writer and good dancer. He enjoyed his days of camping, fishing, shrooming, computer gaming and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his beloved mother, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Jacqlyn Nicole Hill and Crystal Dawn Crummer.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Lacey Smith; granddaughter, Alexis Crummer; five brothers, Mark Hill of Imperial, Missouri, David
Hill of Granite City, Michael Hill of Farmersville, Illinois, Timothy Hill of Cuba, Missouri and Donald Hill of Granite City; two sisters, Janice Justice of
Duncansville, Texas and Kathy Byrd of Granite City; many special nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and many
friends.

Per Jay's request, cremation rites were accorded and a tree will be planted in his memory.

Inurnment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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Robert "Bob" W. Briggs, age 95, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in
Granite City, IL.

Bob was born on January 16, 1920 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Robert J. Briggs and Alyce (Ward) Briggs.

On February 7, 1941, Bob married Evelyn Cross, the love of his life, in St. Charles, MO, and Evelyn passed away on January 21, 2010. Bob was a World
War II veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. Bob was a Staff Sergeant having served in the Philippines and
Okinawa, Japan. He was a faithful member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. Bob had retired from TWA as a manager after many
years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. Bob's greatest joy was spending time with his family and
friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, Randall and Richard Briggs; grandson, Larry Briggs Jr.; great-grandson,
Theron Briggs; and two sons-in-law, Monte Kessler and Jim Little.

He is survived by his loving children, Donna Kessler of Granite City, IL, Larry (Iva) Briggs Sr. Collinsville, IL, Ginger Little of Edwardsville, IL, and Barry
(Carol Christofferson) Briggs of Aurora, IL; proud grandfather to eighteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great
grandchildren.

In accordance with Bob's wishes, no services were to be held. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Oscar B. "Pete" Whitworth, 81 of Granite City passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City surrounded by his family
.

Pete was born on January 19, 1934 in Clinton, AR; a son of the late William T. and Myrtle L. (Burns) Whitworth. Pete was a machinist for over 34 years at
Olin Corporation until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church for over 50 years and proudly served his country in the
United States Army. In his free time Pete enjoyed watching western movies and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving
husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Mary E. (Fowler) Whitworth, whom he married on September 29, 1956; his children, Sharon and (Terry)
Soncasie of Valmeyer, IL, Douglas Whitworth of Bathgate, ND, Pastor Paul and (Marlena) Whitworth of Plymouth, IN, Carol Kaminski of Granite City, IL;
15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Wallace of Parma, MO and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents Pete was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

In celebration of his life friends may call on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960
Maryville Road in Granite City with Pastor Paul Whitworth officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested
to New Testament Baptist Church, 1718 Northwinds Drive Waterloo, IL 62298.
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James Loy Chism Sr., 81, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away peacefully at his home Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015.

He was born May 14, 1934 in Granite City, IL to the late Loy & Ruth (Benscoter) Chism.
On Sept. 20, 1971, he and Patricia Ann Rozell were married in Granite City.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2014.
James was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for U.S. Steel for 40 years, retiring in 1997 as a yard maintenance operator.  He had been a member of
Heritage Church, the VFW and the American Legion.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Angela Chism of Pontoon Beach and Pattie Nash and her fiancée, Kurt Baldwin of Greenville, IL, 2 sons, James Loy
(Melodie) Chism Jr. of Granite City and Joe (Ina) Chism of Gillespie, IL, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Casey Nichols and Kyle Chism.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon. Jan. 4, 2015 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tues. Jan. 5,
2015.  Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made on behalf of the family to the funeral home.
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Mary Ann Brackett, 91, of Granite City, IL, died at 6:25 a.m. Fri. Jan. 1, 2016 at her home with her family at her
side while under hospice care.

She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Missouri to the late Garvey& Marie (Brown) Dyer.

On July 5, 1941, she and Dale Brackett were married in St. Charles, MO.  They celebrated 44 years of marriage until his passing on Oct. 19, 1985.

Mrs. Brackett had been a retail clerk for both Leader’s Department Store and Marilyn’s Bridal Store as well as a bookkeeper for Tri City Motors in Granite
City.

Survivors include: a daughter, Penny (Joseph) Rojas of Granite City, a son, Thomas “Thom” (Lynne) Brackett of Elmhurst, IL, 4 grandchildren, Jeff
(Janice) Rojas, Katie (Kit) Meinke, Meredith Brackett and Miller Brackett, 2 great-grandchildren, Chianne Marlow & Samantha Rojas, 1 great-great
grandchild, Kenlee Marlow, 2 brothers, William (Inez) Dyer of Tennessee Ridge, TN and David (Shirley) Dyer of Springfield, MO and 2 sisters, Donna
Watson of Granite City and Pam Wyard of Colorado.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Monica Rojas, 2 brothers, Sam and Doyle Adams, 3 sisters, Mildred
Howard, Wanda Bell & Doris George, a brother-in-law, Ronnie Watson and her husband’s siblings and family, Ella Belle & Litten Joyce, Thelma &
Charles Spellbring, Sam Dyer, Doyle Adams and Bea & Leland “Bunk” Brackett.

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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Robert “Mac” Paul McLaughlin, 65, of Granite City, IL, died at 10:20 a.m. Tues. Dec. 29, 2015 at Hitz Memorial
Home in Alhambra, IL.

He was born Dec. 19, 1950 in Des Moines, IA to the late Wendell & Opal (Neff) McLaughlin.
Mac had been a police officer in Des Moines for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville.  He and his
wife loved to DJ weddings.
On Apr. 29, 1995, he and Marsha L. Clutts were married in Granite City and she survives in Granite City.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Michelle & Stephanie, a son, Steven, 3 grandchildren and a sister, Barbara Walker.
No services are scheduled.
Cremation arrangements through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

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