Obituaries November 2022

November 2022 Obituaries

Jack Willis Reed, 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:49 a.m. Thurs. Nov. 24, 2022 at his home with his family at his side while under hospice care.

He was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Louisiana, MO, a son of the late Charles B. & Helen M. (Richter) Reed.

On Dec. 6, 1954, he and Marlyse M. Morris were married in St. Louis, MO.  She preceded him in death June 6, 2013.

Jack was a U.S. Navy corpsman and served in the Korean war.  He retired from Granite City High School after more than 26 years of service.    He was a member of Trinity UMC.  In his younger years, he was an avid bicyclist riding many long distances with the Great River Riders as well as participating in several A.Y.H. rides.

He is survived by 2 sons: Charles M. Reed of Granite City and Jonathan Mark Reed of Highland, IL.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Jacqueline Marlyse Reed; and daughter-in-law: Marcia Kaye Reed.

SERVICES ARE PENDING


Verdean Marlette, 85, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on November 25, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital.

Verdean was born June 22, 1937 in Caraway, Arkansas, to Burley and Grace (Ford) Ballard. On June 20, 1959 she and Donald L. Marlette were married and shared 40 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1999.

She was a lifelong member of Tri City Park Tabernacle and a member of the Seasoned Saints. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to everyone. 

If you left her house hungry it was your own fault, she fed anyone that came to visit and everyone was always welcomed. Verdean enjoyed reading, sewing, doing yard work, scrap booking, and loved playing games.

Survivors include her daughters: Toni (Mark) Toennies of Caseyville, Illinois, and Sandy Marlette (Lance Parmley) of Granite City, Illinois; grandchildren: Daniel (Ashley) Toennies, Ryan (Shara) Toennies, Kathryn (Eric) Hulse, Glenn (Jerika) King Jr., and Donald (Amanda) King; great grandchildren: Alli, Haiden, Connor, Audrina, and Colton.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Joseph Marlette; sisters: Charlene Barnfield and Anah Holcomb; and brother, Bill Ballard.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital or Tri City Park Tabernacle.


Elizabeth “Liz” Mac Mullen, 61, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on November 25, 2022, at her home.

She was born October 16, 1961, in Granite City, Illinois, to John and Nancy (Batson) Mullen.

Liz was employed for years at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes. Her favorite place in the world was at the family cabin, where she spent as much time as possible with family and friends. Liz collected rocks and would search the river for hours to find just the right ones for her rock garden.

She was a loyal and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

Survivors include her son, Gavin Mullen of Granite City, Illinois; her beloved mother, Nancy Mullen of Granite City, Illinois; brothers and sister-in-laws: Scott and Sally Mullen of Granite City, Illinois, and Skip and Paulette Mullen of Bloomington, Illinois; nephews: Corey Mullen and Felix Rials; nieces: Melissa Mullen and Latasha Rials; great-nieces: Myla, Amore’, Genesis, and L’Oreal; other extended family and countless cherished friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital.


Loretta Mae Conley, 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. Nov. 23, 2022 at her home while under hospice care.

She was born Mar. 11, 1939 in Granite City to the late Frederick Otto & Benola (Hunt) Bilyeu.

On Feb. 15, 1959, she and Herschel L. Conley were married in Granite City.  He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 2006.

Loretta retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital / Gateway Regional Medical Center after 29 years of service.  She had been a Girl Scout Leader and was an active member of Friends of the Library.  She loved animals, especially her cats.

She is survived by a daughter: Dianna J. Conley; and a son: Dennis R. Conley both of Granite City.

Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pound Pets, Shelter Friends of St. Charles, Partners for Pets, Belleville Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Association or American Stroke Association.


Gene William Hoffman, 60, of Granite City, IL passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born to Janice (Valencia) Hoffman and the late Carl Hoffman on August 17, 1962 in Granite City, IL. Gene met Lori Slama in 2000 and they were married in Las Vegas on September 9, 2003. He liked to fly remote control planes, camp, and he really loved to go fishing.

Gene is survived by his wife, Lori Hoffman; 2 daughters: Samantha (Nate) Logan, Kellie Hoffman; a step daughter: Sarah Slama; a step son: Andrew Slama: 3 grandchildren: Sienna Logan, Jackson Logan, Ava Hoffman: A step grandchild: Reese Slama: and his mother, Janice Hoffman.

He is preceded in death by his brother Michael Hoffman.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.


Zion Samuel Ratchford, 18, of Granite City, Illinois left this earthly world to be with Jesus on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born May 19, 2004 in Granite City, the son of Rev. Benjamin David and Laura Diane (Davis) Ratchford of Granite City.

Zion graduated Cum Laude from Father McGivney Catholic High School on May 15, 2022. He loved attending and was a member of Champions Community Church in Valley Park, Missouri and cherished his church families and friends throughout the years.

He achieved his Brown Belt in Tae Kwon Do and received his training with Murdock’s Tae Kwon Do USA in Granite City. He enjoyed working on his podcast as an amateur film critic and thoroughly enjoyed one of his favorite shows, The Office. One could say Funko Pops was an addiction for him, as he had quite the extensive gathering of them. He also had a love for 80’s music and enjoyed wearing his variety of graphic t-shirts he collected. Zion had a strong faith, very determined, always put others before himself and believed that with God all things are possible. He was a quiet, kind soul who also like to be goofy, joking and always wanted to have fun and enjoy life. He was loved by all including his school friends, teachers and his care teams of doctors and nurses. 

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by two loving sisters, Gracelyn and Selah Ratchford of Granite City; grandparents, Michael and Diane Davis of Maryville and Rev. Rick and Robin Dill of Glen Allen, Virginia; great grandparents, Rev. William C. and Oleda Ratchford of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Janice Fox of Galax, Virginia; aunts and uncles, Rev. Mike and Amanda Davis of Maryville, Matthew and Jayla Johnston of Granite City, Matthew and Anna Graham of Richmond, Virginia and Zachary and Charis Napier of Richmond, Virginia; many cousins; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded by his grandfather, Rev. David Ratchford and great grandparents, Rev. D.G. Fox, Monte Ratchford, Clyde and Virgie Bradford and Clarence L. Davis and Sylvia Ann Molski.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, November 25, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022, with Rev. Michael Shattuck officiating. You may join the funeral service livestream on his tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.

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

Memorials may be made to Champions Community Church, 76 S. Highway Drive, Valley Park, MO 63088 or to The Costas Center at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and can be made at www.glennon.org. Memorials donations may also be accepted at the funeral home.

The family of Zion would like to thank Dr. Christopher Hugge, Dawn, Kelly and staff of 4 North and the Costas Center of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for the loving care you have given our son and our family through the past years.

Zion will never be forgotten! We love you 3000!


Ed Manoogian passed away peacefully on November 21, 2022. Ed was born on December 15, 1932 to Arakel and Parantzem Manoogian in Granite City, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother Nazar.

Ed graduated from Granite City High School and served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Baumholder, Germany and was honorably discharged as a corporal. Upon returning home from the military, Ed worked at General Steel Casting and Granite City Steel before being hired by Illinois American Water where he retired after 32 years.

Ed had a passion and love for all animals, however he had a special fondness for dogs. He served on the Mitchell Public Water District Board for many years.

Ed was a member and acolyte at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City, and worked as a volunteer at the Church’s Community center working bingos and weekend events.

Ed is survived by his nephews, nieces, family and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at St. Gregory Armenian Church from 9:30-10:45 with funeral service beginning at 10:45. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery with full military rites in Glen Carbon Illinois. Fr. Taniel Manjikian will officiate the services. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church.


Darlene Crow, 79, of Granite City, IL., passed away on November 18, 2022. Born in St. Louis, MO., on November 15, 1943: she was one of 7 children. 

Darlene retired from Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where she always went above and beyond in caring for patients and their families. She was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Darlene donated to many charities, volunteered for the Granite City Association for the Protection of Animals, and was a hospice caregiver for many. As a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, Darlene lived by example and changed numerous lives with her missionary work. Her church family was her life, and her life was complete.

Surviving her are her loving children; Katie (Mark) Walden, Melanie (Rodney) Snider, and Mary Jane Harrell; grandchildren Brandon Mayberry, Amy (Marc) Baker, Nick Mineman, Derek (Megan) Mayberry, Corey Mineman, and Danielle (Dave) Danneberg; great-grandchildren Shianne Baker, Lexi Baker, Colton Baker, Alex Mayberry, Tristan Mayberry, Amelia Mayberry, Julian Mayberry, and Baby Mineman; siblings Sondra (Ron) Pederson, Denny (Sharon) Crow, Kent (Gayle) Crow, Bruce (Janice) Crow, Brian (Debbie) Crow, and Lori (Bill) Gibson; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends. 

A visitation will be held at Calvary Life Church in Granite City on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 5 – 8 pm. Pastor Mark Maynard will officiate a service at the church on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 11 am.


Susan F. Spataro, 89, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 1:52 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born September 30, 1933 in Granite City, Illinois, the daughter of the late Mikhail and Verkin (Philiposian) Donian.

She married the love of her life, Sam J. Spataro on February 4, 1962, in San Francisco, California and they enjoyed a beautiful marriage of over 60 years. Together they enjoyed so many varied interests, from symphony concerts to 49-er games.

Susan worked as a young professional with well-known Armenian-born American restauranteur, chef, author and philanthropist, George Magar Mardikian, as his Executive Assistant.

Susan was a faithful member of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City where she was an occasional choir member and ardent fan of the Sunday School; this church’s congregation became a second family to Sam and Sue and their children. She had a special love for the Arts, enjoyed cooking and hosting others and was politically active throughout the years. Though Illinois is her home, Susan always loved and relished in the beauty and grandeur of the San Francisco area redwoods, coastline, and wineries. Susan was a devoted wife, loving mother and the best grandmother to her cherished grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by her two daughters and a son-in-law, Suzanne and Mark Cooley of Omaha, Nebraska and Sandra Spataro of Wilder, Kentucky; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Michelle Cooley of Dodgeville, Wisconsin and Katherine Cooley and Jonathan Halvorson of Omaha, Nebraska; a great granddaughter, Holly Cooley; a brother, Leo Donian of San Francisco, California; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Angelo and Mary Anna Spataro of Sacramento, California; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away on April 19, 2022 and an infant brother, Krikor Donian.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at St. Gregory Armenian Church, 1014 West Pontoon Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Father Taniel Manjikian officiating.

Susan will be interred with her beloved husband Sam in a private ceremony at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Gregory Armenian Church of Granite City or to the Sempervirens Fund to protect the Redwoods that the family enjoyed at 419 S. San Antonio Road, Unit 211, Los Altos, CA 94022 and at www.sempervirens.org. Memorials may also be accepted at the funeral home.


Robert Lee “Bob” Galbraith III, 43, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. 

He was born October 27, 1979, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Robert Lee Galbraith Jr. of Granite City and Carol (Sillman) Galbraith of Madison.

Bob enjoyed watching football and cherished his cat, BamBam. He loved his daughter and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Isabelle Lantrip of Overland, Missouri; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Roger and Michelle Galbraith of Edwardsville and Richard Galbraith of Granite City; four nephews, Brayden, Bryce, Brock and Richard Galbraith; several aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until time of a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Reverend Trev Mahoney officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Michael Shawn Torres, 40, of Granite City passed away Friday, November 18, 2022.  He was born April 19, 1982 in Houston, Texas.  In his free time he enjoyed working out, custom bicycles and cooking.

Michael is survived by his mother, Ruby Hall of Mt. Vernon; step-father, Timothy Welty of Mt. Vernon; daughters, Adriana and Millie Torres of Staunton; son Hayden Torres of Mt. Vernon; brother, Henry A. Torres Jr of Houston, TX; sisters Gabrielle Smith of Mt Vernon and Chelsea Torres of Houston, TX; aunts and uncles:  Danny & Brenda Means, Louis & Stephanie Benham and Eugene & Kim Hall, Tillie Torres and Eve Bennett and life- long brothers:  Richard Burney of Granite City and Richard Thomas of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Torres Sr.; son, Michael S. Torres Jr and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later day.  Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional service.  Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.


Francis E. “Rocky” McBride Jr., 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:43 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born January 23, 1947, in Chester, Pennsylvania, a son of Francis E. and Vera (Headley) McBride Sr.

Francis retired from the State of Illinois Unemployment office after many years of dedicated service as a benefits officer.

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and enjoyed his days of painting and traveling.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Michelle McGrath of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Pat McBride of Edwardsville; five nieces; eleven great nieces and great nephews; one great-great niece; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Charlotte (Hommert) McBride and a brother, Ronald McBride.

In celebration of his life, a service will be held in the chapel at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 with burial to follow.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice


Joseph William Dickie, 57 of Granite City, IL died on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Washville, IL.

He was born on March 8, 1965 in Granite City, IL to Joe Dickie and Sandra (Cowan) Goodman.

Joseph was a self- employed auto/motorcycle mechanic and painter.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and hunting.  Joseph also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include 2 daughters:  Amanda Dickie of Granite City and Brittney Dickie of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; a brother, Justin Dickie and 2 sisters:  Melissa Pace of Washville, IL and Joelle Schubert of St. Louis, MO.

Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Joe Dickie; mother and step father, Sandra and Michael Goodman and a son, Joseph Michael Dickie.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com


Dana Ethel Worthen, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:25 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born December 26, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee, a daughter of the late George Buford and Mary Alice (Michaels) Woodward.

Dana had worked as a nurse’s aide with St. Elizabeth Hospital and several area nursing homes and also in retail with Wal-Mart and Jan’s Hallmark in Granite City.

She was a member of the Granite City Church of God and volunteered with the Phoenix Crisis Center and the Good Samaritan House in Granite City. She enjoyed her days of crocheting and had a love of Shirley Temple. Dana cherished her grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly R. and Robert Orahood of Granite City and Angela C. and Lance Fraley of Troy; a daughter-in-law, Vicki D. Worthen Bruhn of Staunton; seven grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Rowdy Rossing, Robyn and Thomas Charter, Joshua Fraley, Samantha Worthen, Adam Fraley, Jesse Fraley and Becki Ellison; one great grandson, Nathaniel Charter; a brother and sister-in-law, George M. and Elaine Woodward of San Diego, California; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Roma and Wayne Buchan of Battlefield, Missouri and Peggy Irving of Maryville; several nieces; nephews; a special adopted daughter, Michelle Thompson and her son, LaDarron Tutton Jr.; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Eric Worthen and a sister, Ann Goodwin.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 21, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Larry Blankley officiating. You may watch the service livestream on her tribute wall at www.irwinchapel.com.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan House in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Samuel J. Shambro Jr., 86 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Sam was born on Tuesday, November 19, 1935 in Venice, Illinois; the son of the late Samuel and Angela (Butch) Shambro. Sam worked in the shipping and receiving department at Laclede Steel and South West Steel and proudly served his country in the Missouri Army National Guard Reserves. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, a member of the Tri City Knights of Columbus and a member of the Italian American Club. In his free time, Sam enjoyed his days working crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles and playing fantasy baseball. He liked sitting outside and especially loved spending time with his family. Sam will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Sam is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Barbara (Kutzera) Shambro, whom he married on October 12, 1963; children, Ken (Laura) Shambro of Bridgeton, MO, Julie (Scott) Norman of Galva, IL, Ron (Heather) Shambro of Tuscaloosa, AL, Kathleen (Joe) Kleinschmidt of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Allison (Vince) Coiro, Brian (Chrissy) Shambro, Maria Shambro, Sarah Norman, Sasha Norman, Hannah Shambro, Molly Shambro, Claire Shambro, Holden Shambro, Reece Kleinschmidt, Adam Kleinschmidt, Samuel Kleinschmidt; great-grandchildren, Louis Coiro and Ambrose Coiro; brother, Bill (Afton) Shambro of Belleville, IL.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Ann Niles, Anna Shambro; brothers, James T. Shambro and Richard Shambro.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Samuel’s life, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested for masses.


Ritchie Lee Alexander, 74 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Ritch was born on Friday, June 25, 1948 in Pana, Illinois; the son of the late Hiram and Leola (Bauerle) Alexander. Ritch was a graduate of the Nokomis High School class of 1966 and then went on to graduate from Greenville College in 1973 and graduating from SIUE class of 1980. He earned his degree in Theology from Southwestern Theological Seminary in 1986.He was a retired teacher serving over 30 years at Civic Memorial, Cahokia School District and the St. Louis School Districts. Ritch was the church organist at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and an accompanist for The Master’s Voice Community Choir and a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City. Ritch loved helping people in the Granite City community, supporting many families in their time of need at funerals. He loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Ritch is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Nancy (Jeffreys) Alexander, whom he married on January 18, 1975; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Susan Alexander of Nokomis, Illinois; sister-in-law, Karen Jeffreys of Bethalto, Illinois; nephew, Matthew and Angel Armstrong of Bethalto, Illinois; niece, Mallorie Jeffreys of Bethalto, Illinois; great-niece, Aria Armstrong of Bethalto, Illinois and many other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Ritch’s life, visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 11:00 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 2160 Delmar Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Andy Wilson officiating. Memorial donations are suggested to First United Presbyterian Church, St. John United Church of Christ or to the Alton Little Theater.


Janet S. Taylor, 64, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at her home.  She was born December 15, 1957 in Granite City, a daughter of Edith (Bouse) McIntire of Madison and the late Earl Ben Gordon.  Janet cherished her family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.  In addition to her beloved mom, she is survived by three sons, David Taylor of Missouri, Jeff (Brenda) Taylor of Texas and Steve Taylor of Madison; many grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother, Ben (Dorene) Gordon of Iowa; a sister, Dee Willabee of Chicago; other extended family and friends. 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Earl McIntyre; two sisters, Rosie Gordon and Joyce Davis and a brother, Frankie Gordon.

In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services to be held.


Meda Catherine Moran, 74, of Granite City, IL passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Lebanon, IL.

She was born to the late John & Edith (Anderson) Farnbach in Carrollton, IL on December 6, 1947. Meda worked as a customer service representative in the insurance business. In her free time Meda was an avid reader and could finish a book in a day.

Meda is survived by a daughter: Holly Moran; 2 sons: Shaun (Jaime) Moran, David (Karie) Moran; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and 2 brothers: Jim Farnbach and Mike Farnbach.

Besides her parents, Meda is preceded in death by 2 sisters: Emily Ochoa, Judy Cope; and 2 brothers: John Ronald Farnbach and Anderson Farnbach.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory


Ellareigna Paige Watkins was born and died at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

She is survived by her mother, Millennia Paige Becker of Granite City; her father, Devin Allen Watkins of Granite City; maternal grandmother, Colleen (John Blaylock) Fields-Blaylock of Granite City; paternal grandmother, Angela Nagle of Granite City and paternal grandfather, Dennis Watkins of Granite City.  Also surviving are maternal great grandmothers; Sylvia Fields and Rosie Griffith; maternal great grandfather, Jack Becker and paternal great grandparents, Miguel and Theresa Huitron.  She is also survived by aunt and uncle, Destany & Juney Watkins; uncle, David Pyles and many aunts and uncles

Ellareigna is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Mark Becker; great-great grandparents, Virginia & Joseph Becker; maternal great grandfather, Charles Fields; great-great grandmother, Margie Fields and paternal great grandparents, Robert and Delores Watkins.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City, IL.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

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


Shirley Ann Hall. 72, of Granite City, IL died on Monday, November 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on August 29, 1950 in Granite City, IL to Elbert and Viola (Wall) Tipton.

Shirley married Edward Lee Hall in East St. Louis, IL on June 27, 1966.  He preceded her in death on June 16, 2017.

The loving mother and grandmother enjoyed going to the casinos and playing BINGO.

Shirley is survived by 3 daughters:  Kayla (Joseph) Dickinson of Dyer, TN, Tina (David) Stephenson of Granite City and Tammy Chamness of Granite City; a son, Johnny Hall of Granite City; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Shirley was 1 of 12 siblings.

Besides her husband and parents, Shirley is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Chamness.

Visitation will be from 8:00 am to 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.


Rose M. Atkins, 69, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on November 9, 2022 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Rose was born January 26, 1953 to William and Mary (Powell) Henderson in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Terry L. Atkins on June 15, 1980 in Granite City, Illinois, they shared 42 years of marriage.

She worked at Animal Care Center as Vet Tech for many years before retiring. Rose had a huge love of animals and served as a volunteer for the APA. She loved her family, fishing and going to Goodwill.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Atkins of Granite City, Illinois; sons: Leonard Jankowski of Granite City, Illinois, and Kenny (Lori) Jankowski of Witt, Illinois; daughters: Barb Burns of Granite City, Illinois, and Debra Jankowski of Litchfield, Illinois; brother, David (Sharon) Henderson of Farmington, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; son, Phillip Jankowski; and grandson, Brenden Jankowski.

A visitation will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Erik Scottberg officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery,2550 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to APA.


Carolyn Jean Votaw, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born August 24, 1949, in New York City, New York, a daughter of the late Edgar Earl Votaw Jr. and the late Doris Estelle (Mierisch) Votaw.

She had worked at the First National Bank in Madison, Illinois with 15 years of service as a bank teller. She was a faithful member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Granite City and was active with Church Women United and Episcopal Church Women. Carolyn enjoyed working with crafts, studying family genealogy and special times shared with her family and friends. She never missed an opportunity to go out to eat and loved organizing and going on the yearly Branson bus trips. 

Carolyn is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Max Merz III of Granite City; niece, Laura A. and Ben Cole of Granite City; two nephews, John Jansen of Michael, Illinois and Eric and Dasha Merz of O’Fallon, Missouri; great nephews, Logan Cole, Grant Cole, Owen Cole and Clayton Merz; great nieces, Addison Merz, Abi Fox and Ally Fox; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Diane and James Evans and her grandparents, Florence and Walter Mierisch and Elizabeth and Edgar Votaw Sr.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. with Father Eugene Stormer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew Church, American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Deborah J. Parrill, 68 of Granite City, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at her home.

Deborah was born on Thursday, April 29, 1954 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Goldie E. (Perkins) Britt.

Deborah was bookkeeper for Hess & Culbertson Jewelers in St. Louis and in her free time shopping and decorating her home. Most of all Deborah loved spending time with her family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Deborah is survived by and will be missed by her husband; James “Scotty” Parrill, whom she married on September 14, 1979; her son, James S. Parrill Jr. of Granite City, IL; niece, Jennifer “Jenny” Britt of Madison, IL; nephew, Brandon Britt of Granite City, IL; brother, Ron and Jennifer Britt of St. Charles, MO and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Britt.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Deborah’s life, funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron McGrew officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Frances Lux 94, of Madison, Illinois passed away on 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Liberty Village in Maryville, Illinois.

She was born August 6, 1928 in Madison, Illinois to Theodore and Frances (Liszwski) Rozycke. She married Rolland Lux on October 3, 1953 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, he passed away on October 31, 2008.

Frances worked at Sunshine Biscuit Company in St Louis, Missouri and at Tri City Bakery in Granite City. She enjoyed baking and quilting with her two sisters, Martha and Cecilia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her brother and sister-in-law Alexander and Goldie Rozycke, her sisters and brother-in-laws Martha and Victor Mance and Cecelia and John Kozak, her sisters Mary and Amelia, and brother William, Her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lois and Otis Hollenbeck, Brother-in- laws and sister-in-laws Gerald and June Lux, Raymond and Jane Lux, and brother-in-law Robert Lux.

She is survived by nephews James (Charlotte) Kozak, Gerald (Carole) Lux, Geoff (Susan) Lux, Tim (Christy) Lux, Greg (Karen) Lux, and Bob (Anna) Hollenbeck and her nieces Mary Jo (Mike) Seibold and Joan (Robert) Mueller, and several great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation is at St Mary’s and St Mark’s Catholic Church on Monday November 14, 2022 at 11a.m. to 1p.m., with Mass at 1 p.m. Burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery following Mass.

Memorials suggested to St Mary’s and St Marks Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Village for their wonderful care the past few months.


Harry Eugene Hull, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:35 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at Rivers Crossing of Edwardsville.

Born August 14, 1931 in Desloge, Missouri, a son of the late Fred and Bertha Mae (Craig) Hull.

He married the love of his life, Faye Ellen (Jones) Hull on June 9, 1951 at the Nazarene Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a crane operator with yard maintenance. 

The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Korean War.  Harry was a member of the American Legion Post in Collinsville and S.O.A.R. and enjoyed his days of watching baseball and fishing. 

In addition to his beloved wife of 71 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Deb and John Seley of Granite City; a grandson, Keven Eaves; two step grandsons, Nick and Jake Seley; a step great grandchild, Kiera Seley; a sister, Bonnie Davis of Maryville; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Kynion, Betty Fuller and Neva Ezell; a brother, Gerald Hull and a half-brother, Bill Hull.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m.

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

Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and may be accepted at the funeral home. 


Edward John Crowell II of Granite City, IL died on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at his home.

He was born on April 29, 1959 in Granite City, IL to Edward Crowell, Sr and Shirley Murphey.

Edward enjoyed drawing and writing.  He liked to write poems when he was younger.

Survivors include 2 sons:  Joshua Crowell of Granite City and Jeremy Crowell of Granite City; 5 grandchildren:  Kalli Crowell, Jordan Crowell, Nevaeh Crowell, Tylar Allen and Trystin Allen; 3 sisters:  Shirley, Lavern and Kathy and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Edward is preceded in death by his significant other, Phyllis Cagle; a brother, Jim McMillan and a sister, Karen McGuire.

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


Dennis “Denny” B. Cline, 72, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on November 6, 2022, at his home with his family by his side.

Denny was born to Bobby Bruce and Betty R. (Stein) Cline on September 3, 1950, in Granite City, Illinois. He proudly served his Country in the United States Army, where he received a National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and was a Rifle Sharpshooter. On March 30, 1973, he married the love of his life, Karen E. Gauen.

He worked as a Maintenance Electrician for 39 years at Granite City Steel before retiring in 2012. 

 Denny was a faithful member and Deacon at Unity Baptist Church in Granite City. He previously was a long time member of Third Baptist Church. He served as a volunteer for Maryville Christian School as a proud lunchroom Papa. He was an avid fan and follower of his grandsons’ baseball and basketball games. Denny loved camping, deer hunting, telling jokes and the good times shared with his family and friends. Above all, Denny had a faithful servant’s heart and loved to help others.

Survivors include his wife, Karen E. Cline of Granite City, Illinois; daughters: Andrea Cline of Denver, Colorado, and Alison Priest of Highland, Illinois; grandsons: Liam Priest and Lukas Trombly; sisters: Janice Gale of Edwardsville, Illinois, Patricia (Jim) Noeth of Granite City, Illinois, and Cathy (Russ) Noe of Aldrich, Missouri; brother, Fritz Elmore of Madison, Illinois; sister-in-law, Janet Drennan of Granite City, Illinois; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; as well as many dear church family members.

Denny was preceded in death by his mother, Betty R. Elmore; father, Bobby Bruce Cline; brother, Robert Elmore and sister-in-law, Carol Gauen.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church, 2500 St. Clair Ave., Granite City, Illinois. A continuation of visitation will take place on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. A celebration of life will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jarad Corzine officiating. Inurnment will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri, with full military honors, under the direction of Irwin Chapel, Granite City, Illinois.


Velman Luther “Val” Stark, 98, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:16 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home. 

He was born May 14, 1924 in Granite City, a son of the late Fred and Evelyn (McDonald) Stark.

Val married the love of his life, Marlene (Riggs) Stark on October 5, 1963 at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives. 

He had worked at Swift Packing House in East St. Louis with 21 years of service and retired from General Motors after 20 years of dedicated service as a sheet metal worker.

The United States Army Air Corp veteran proudly served his country during World War II and was honored to be a part of the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight to Washington. 

He was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City and a member of Ducks Unlimited for over 20 years. He was an avid waterfowl enthusiast and enjoyed his days of duck hunting and taking in the nature around him. He was also a horseman and enjoyed days of riding the trails. In his younger days he enjoyed racing with a local race car team. Val worked very hard through life, always wanting to provide for his family and truly enjoyed his days of working. He had many childhood memories and loved to share the many stories with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 59 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Michael Howard of Dubai, U.A.E.; one son and daughter-in-law, Val “Sonny” and Mary Beth Stark of St. Charles, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cydnee Howard, Michelle and Chad Wiegmann and Scott and Gina Stark; three great grandchildren, Piper, Finley and Calvin; a brother, Maynard Stark of Granite City; other extended family and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Morelan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   Visitation will continue at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Avenue in Granite City on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with a procession leaving Irwin Chapel at 9:15 a.m. for those wishing to attend.

Memorials may be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, 8050 Watson Road, Suite 240, St. Louis, MO 63119, online at www.gslhonorflight.org or may be accepted at the funeral home.


Allen Earl Wuehler, 65, of Granite City passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022 at St. Louis University Hospital.  He was born March 1, 1957 in Granite City to Earl and Irma (nee: Hellmann) Wuehler.  Allen attended of Hope Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by two sisters, Wanda Wuehler of Granite City and Joyce Rudder of Warren, MI; two nephews, Andrew (Kari) Rudder and Dale Wuehler; niece, Valerie (Eric) Polvi and 5 great nieces, Annesly, Reagan, Thea, Eleanor and Ella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Aaron Wuehler and a brother in law, Robert Rudder.

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


Ronald L. Garofoli, 76, of Madison, IL died on Friday, November 4, 2022 at his home.

He was born on September 23, 1946 in Granite City, IL to Jake and Mary (Bunk) Garofoli.

Ronald married Mary Bush in Madison, IL on November 9, 1974 and she preceded him in death in 2017.

The U.S. Navy veteran was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, IL.  Ronald enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors. He went hunting and fishing when he was younger. Ronald was a gun enthusiast who enjoyed going to the gun range.

Ronald is survived by a daughter, Emily (Chris) Pitts of Pocahontas, AR; a son, Ron E. (Elizabeth) Garofoli of Madison; 5 grandchildren:  Darrian Garofoli, Anthony Garofoli, Katelynn Wiser, Kaylee Wiser and Joshua Anderson; a brother, Dennis (Lena) Garofoli of Rosewood Heights, IL; a sister, Sharon (Terry) Neidhart of Pontoon Beach and family friend, Lennie Wiser.

Besides his wife, Ronald is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  Burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

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


Vicki Brooks, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Born August 27, 1959 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late John J. and Marian (Daulby) DelVecchio.

She married the love of her life, Marvin “Doug” Brooks on May 2, 1977 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She was employed at Hen House in Pontoon Beach with 35 years of dedicated service as a waitress. Vicki was a faithful member of Metro Church in Edwardsville where she was active with the Women’s group. Family was the core of her life and she cherished her children and grandchildren. She never missed one of their sporting events through the years and was always everyone’s biggest cheerleader. Serving others was of utmost importance to her with her compassionate, selfless and kind heart to all. She was the glue helping keep family together, loved special family get togethers and enjoyed her days of traveling.

In addition to her beloved husband of 45 years, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Liz” and Jon Reader of Glen Carbon; a son, Dr. Jonathon Brooks of Granite City; three grandchildren, Sam, Addison and Ben Reader; three sisters, Toni (Scott) McClure of Branson, Missouri, Denise Noud of Washington, Missouri and Dani Wagener of Belleville; two brothers, John J. (Barbara) DelVecchio of Belleville and Stephen DelVecchio of Belleville; an aunt, Barbie Norton of Belleville; four sisters-in-law, Peggy Masters of Virginia, Rebecca (Danny) Chandler of Troy, Mary Brooks of Granite City and Marcia Brooks of Columbia; two brothers-in-law, Jim (LeAnne) Brooks of Belleville and Mark Danheiser of Collinsville; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and many dear friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two angel grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Kenny Wagener and David Brooks and a sister-in-law, Barbara Danheiser.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Seth Connerly officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.


Eleanor “Nora” (Buteff) Todoroff, 94 years young, passed away on November 2, 2022 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. Nora was born at home, 836 Pacific Avenue (later Niedringhaus) , in Granite City, IL., on February 16, 1928, the only child of Vladimir Tasse Buteff and Theodora Chacharoff Buteff. Also known as the Shoemaker’s daughter from Lincoln Place, Nora became a survivor as a young girl.

Nora served as Queen of Job’s Daughters in the mid -1940s and graduated from Granite City High School in January of 1946. She attended Brown Business School and employed her secretarial skills both in her occupation and later in life, as she kept track of every date, phone call, event, and person with whom she interacted. In her first job, Nora worked as a secretary at Granite City Steel, and then married the love of her life, Nick Todoroff, Jr. on May 23, 1948. Together they owned and operated the Alton Box Board Cafeteria for twenty years. Then both Nick and Nora were employed and later retired from CPI Corporation, St. Louis, MO.

Nora volunteered for over twenty-five years as choir director at Holy Trinity and Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Churches. As founding members of Sts. Cyril and Methody Orthodox Church, she and Nick were active in numerous endeavors, especially the annual bake sales.

Nora enjoyed traveling with Nick, watching the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, helping organize class reunions, and creating beaded prayer bracelets. For fifteen years, hundreds of her bracelets generated funds for Shriners Hospital for Children. She enjoyed friendship and luncheons with the H.O.P.E. and Ainad Belle’s groups, had a listening ear, and made time for each person with her smile, positive outlook, and advice, if solicited. She stayed in touch with her friends and made uplifting phone calls. Nora will be missed by her family, her friends, and her neighbors.

Predeceased relatives include her parents, husband Nick, Jr., and second daughter, Elaine Beth (Todoroff) Bonzon, along with brothers-and sisters-in law and numerous cousins and friends.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter Cindy (Stu) Todoroff Mills; Grandchildren Travis (Kara) Mills, Scott (Heather Alvarez) Mills, and Lisa Mills; Great -grandchildren: Evan Nicholas Hendrickson, and Paige Rylee McClelland; Sisters-in-law: Barbara Todoroff and Betty Todoroff; Nieces and Nephews: Rosie (Mike) Blane Berry, Linda (Frank Kuehner) Blane, Joe (Sandy) Todoroff, Jr., Kenny (Cheryl) Todoroff, Sandy Todoroff, Jim (Brenda) Todoroff, Joanne (Tom) Davey; and great- nieces and great-nephews.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Sts. Cyril & Methody Orthodox Church, 4770 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Andrew Moulton officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or to Sts. Cyril & Methody Orthodox Church, 4770 Maryville Rd., Granite City, IL 62040, and will be accepted at the funeral home. 


Richard L. Sanders, 65, of Granite City, IL, born March 27, 1957, in Venice, IL died Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Richard retired as a welder for Progress Rail in Alorton, IL and was currently employed for James Green Enterprises as a maintenance technician. He was member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde R. and Betty L., nee Kampmann, Sanders, three sisters, Betty Jean Mayer, Patty Vinable, Linda Fudge, one brother, John Sanders.

Surviving are his children, Shawn Sanders of Mascoutah, IL, Stephanie Victor of Belleville, IL, Tosha Eisele of Fairview Heights, IL; seven grandchildren, Olivia Sanders, Dalton and Madison Victor, Abby and Vera Atwood, Ian and Issac Eisele; two sisters, Karen (Mark) Arrigo, Joyce Sanders; two brothers, Joseph and Tommy Sanders; brother-in-law, Billy (Helen) Johnson; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials, in memory of Richard, may be given to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com
Funeral: A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040 with Owen Brickell officiating.


October 2022 Obituaries