Our Obituaries

Charles Munzert

January 27, 1924 - August 7, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Munzert, age 90, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, IL. Chuck was born on January 27, 1924 in Peters Station, IL, a son to the late Herman and Rose (Nekola) Munzert. Chuck was a World War II Veteran who served his country proudly in the United States Army. On May 6, 1948, Chuck married Thetis Foltz in Edwardsville, IL and she...
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Marilyn Alice Falbe

March 6, 1933 - July 27, 2014

Marilyn Alice Falbe, 81, of Maryville and formerly of Fairview Heights, Illinois passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. She was born March 6, 1933 in Highland, a daughter of the late Erwin and Alice (Baker) Mueller. She married Paul Martin Falbe on August 30, 1952 in Trenton, Illinois and he survives. She was a faithful member of Mother...
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George Robert Port, Jr.

June 20, 1922 - July 22, 2014

George Robert Port Jr. 92, Maryville, Illinois passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville. He was born June 20, 1922 in Tyrone, Pa., a son of the late George R. and Ruby E. Elizabeth (Fowler) Port Sr. He married Mary Frances Sexton on December 12, 1942 in Washington DC and she passed away on September 21, 2012. He retired in...
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John Joe Jaros

December 4, 1921 - July 11, 2014

John Joe Jaros, 92, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Edwardsville and Granite City passed away at 10:57 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. He was born December 4, 1921 in Glen Carbon, a son of the late Anton and Mary (Nekola) Jaros. He married Audrey (Epping) Jaros on November 23, 1946 in Mitchell and she preceded him in death on October 4, 1988. He retired...
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Stella Julia Tomic

October 25, 1927 - June 22, 2014

Stella Julia Tomic, 86 of Maryville, IL, formerly of East St. Louis passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Elmwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Maryville. Stella was born on October 25, 1927 in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Vaclav and Mary (Jagi) Javurek. Stella was a life long homemaker and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union. She will be remembered for her unique humor and...
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Donald E. Basden, Sr.

October 3, 1933 - June 20, 2014

Donald E. Basden Sr. 80, of Hartford, Illinois passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, Illinois. He was born October 3, 1933 in Ironton, Missouri, a son of the late Frank David and Mary Magdeline (Malone) Basden Sr. He married Anna Elizabeth "Betty" (McAnnaney) Basden on December 9, 1956 in Urbana, Illinois and she survives. He retired from S...
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Matthew Glenn Barrios

March 23, 1990 - June 19, 2014

Matthew "MattyB" Glenn Barrios, age 24, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in St. Louis, MO. Matt was born on March 23, 1990 in Maryville, IL, a son to Scott and Christine (Baker) Barrios. Matt graduated from Edwardsville High School in 2008. He kept himself very busy by working at Taco Bell in Troy, IL and as a chef at Wild Country in...
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Phillip Bryan Isbell

September 25, 1947 - June 4, 2014

Phillip Bryan Isbell, 66, of Bunker Hill and formerly of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 12:22 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, Illinois. He was born September 25, 1947 in Vandalia, Illinois, the son of the late Wilbur Isbell and Vera (Wright) Isbell Diveley. He was a banker with many years of service in commercial lending. The United States...
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Troy Randall Ward

September 21, 1947 - June 3, 2014

Troy Randall Ward, age 66, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on June 3, 2014 at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Troy was born on September 21, 1947 in Hendersonville, NC, a son to the late Juthron and Ginny (Campbell) Ward. Troy was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On June 10, 1972, Troy married Cathy Wayant, the love of his life in...
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Harold Payne

July 31, 1922 - June 1, 2014

Harold "Hal" Payne, age 91, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hal was born on July 31, 1922, in St. Louis, MO, a son to the late Orville and Zilder Mary (Cordevant) Payne. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Lenore Payne of Glen Carbon, IL; four children, Glenda ...
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Joseph Kovar

May 29, 2014

Joseph Kovar, age 81, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau, Hospice House in Edwardsville, IL. Joe was born in Granite City, IL, a son to the late John and Julia (Janci) Kovar. Joe was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. On July 6, 1968, Joe married Maria Capela, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. He had retired as a...
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Edward Benjamin Kramer

July 21, 1943 - May 19, 2014

Edward Benjamin "Zeke" Kramer, 70, of Collinsville and formerly of Caseyville, Illinois passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born July 21, 1943 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of the late Edward A. and Marie (Sorgea) Kramer. He married Marilynn Frances (Marchiando) Kramer on September 18, 1965 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church...
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Joseph J. Danna

July 23, 1930 - May 15, 2014

Joseph J. Danna, 83 of Glen Carbon passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Anderson Hospital with his family by his side. Joseph was born on July 23, 1930 in Bridgeton, NJ, a son to the late Joseph and Rosalia (Mirenda) Danna. Joseph was an equipment manager at Calgon and gave 12 years to McDonnel Aircraft as a supervisor for supply and support. He brokered real estate for 2 years and proudly...
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Nick J. Hamilos

October 22, 1921 - May 10, 2014

Nick J. Hamilos, age 92, of Glen Carbon, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL. He was born Oct. 22, 1921 in St. Louis, MO, son of Theodore and Erna (Crider) Hamilos of Madison, IL. On June 21, 1947, he married Leona Mateyka at the old St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville. In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by 3...
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Clay Munzert

November 17, 1988 - May 7, 2014

Clay Munzert, age 25, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on May 7, 2014 at his home. Clay was born on November 17, 1988 in Maryville, IL, a son to Tom and Fay (Martin) Munzert. Clay graduated from Edwardsville High School in 2007. He worked at Laurie's Place in Edwardsville, IL. Clay was an excellent self taught chef who enjoyed cooking, listening to music, playing his guitar, fishing, bicycling...
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Peter Carl Ponce

October 6, 1935 - May 3, 2014

Peter "Pete" Carl Ponce, age 78, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, with his loving family by his side. Pete was born on October 6, 1935 in Venice, IL, a son to the late Carl and Rose (Svezia) Ponce. On July 4, 1958, Pete married Grattena Hill, the love of his life in Eldorado, IL. He was a faithful member of St. Cecila Catholic...
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Carroll M. Phelps

September 17, 1937 - May 2, 2014

Carroll M. Phelps, age 76, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away at her home on Friday, May 2, 2014. Carroll was born on September 17, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Paul and Minnie (Schwark) Hooks. On August 23, 1958, Carroll M. Hooks, married Robert E. Phelps, the love of her life at Eden Church in Edwardsville, IL and her preceded her in death on April 1, 2014. Carroll was a...
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Kyle Ross Spurgeon

December 4, 1958 - May 2, 2014

Kyle Ross Spurgeon, 55, of Maryville, Ill., formerly of Madison, Wis., born December 4, 1958, in Alton, Ill., died Friday, May 2, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Spurgeon earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from SIUE. And was a restaurant manager for 30 years. Surviving are his parents, Dickie and Sharon, nee: Ross, Spurgeon of Maryville, Ill.; daughter, Kayla Taylor of Houston, Tx.;...
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Arnold A. Flath

July 6, 1939 - April 28, 2014

Arnold A. "Arnie" Flath, 74, of St. Jacob, Illinois passed away at 3:01 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born July 6, 1939 in Marine, Illinois, the son of the late Arthur L. and Evelyn N. (Nobs) Flath. He married JoAnn (Strasen) Flath on July 9, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Edwardsville. He devoted his life to farming and being a beloved...
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A. Chris Garden

February 8, 1941 - April 26, 2014

A. Chris "Mamma" Garden, 73 of Troy, IL, formerly of Salem, IL passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Chris was born on February 8, 1941 in Gary, W.VA, a daughter to the late Quince and Nell (Walker) Houck. From West Virginia, she moved to Chicago and worked as an office manager before moving downstate, as a young women and starting a family. In other...
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Tim Craig Lewis

June 29, 1955 - April 25, 2014

Tim Craig Lewis, 58 of Troy, IL passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Tim was born on June 29, 1955 in Highland, IL, a son to the late Leslie and Marian (Schurman) Lewis. Tim had several passions in life, most important being his 3 grandchildren. Even through his fight with cancer he would always have smiles, hugs, kisses and plenty of love to...
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Doris Marie Stille

April 1, 1934 - April 3, 2014

Doris Marie Stille (nee Hanfelder), age 80, passed away April 3, 2014 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934 in S. Roxana, IL, the middle child of 13 to William and Josephine (nee Gascho) Hanfelder. Doris married James F. Stille on July 17, 1954, he survives. Two sons, James (fiancée, Lynne Marsh) Stille of Wood River, IL; John (Carla)...
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Robert E. Phelps

May 27, 1936 - April 1, 2014

Robert E. Phelps, age 77, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau, Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL with his loving family by his side. Bob was born on May 27, 1936 in McLeansboro, IL, a son to the late Carl Frederick and Robertine (Carter) Phelps. On August 23, 1958, Bob married Carroll Hooks, the love of his life at Eden Church in Edwardsville, IL. Bob...
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Kimberly Kaye Geis

July 14, 1957 - March 28, 2014

Kimberly Kaye Geis, age 56, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at her home with her loving family by her side. Kim was born on July 14, 1957 in Evansville, IN, a daughter to the late Thomas Morgan and Peggy (Meeks) Morgan. On May 8, 1976, Kimberly Morgan married Alan Geis, the love of her life in Quincy, IL. Kim had owned and operated Arts of Fire Ceramic store in...
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Irene Anna Doroghazi

July 21, 1919 - March 10, 2014

Irene Anna Doroghazi of Granite City, Illinois passed away on March 10, 2014. She was born on July 21, 1919 to John and Anna (Elonka) Kish. Her father died when she was five years old. Mrs. Doroghazi received two double promotions and was Salutatorian of the 1937 graduation class of the Madison, Illinois Senior High School. She was a Sergeant in the Women's Marine Corps during World War II....
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Barbara Michalski

November 26, 1942 - March 8, 2014

Barbara Michalski, age 71, of Troy, IL, formerly of the Burgettstown, PA area passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her daughter's home in St. Jacob, IL. Barbara was born on November 26, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA, a daughter to the late Hugh Jenkins and Margaret "Peggy" (Smith) Mendez. On January 18, 1972, Barbara married John P. Michalski, the love of her life in Burgettstown, PA and he...
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Imogene Cates

February 20, 1932 - March 7, 2014

Imogene "Jean" Cates, age 82, of Maryville, IL, passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL, Jean was born February 20, 1932 in Steel, Missouri, a daughter to the late Orval and Faye (Kinningham) Bishop. On June 12, 1954, Jean Bishop married Lawrence B. Cates, the love of her life in Troy, IL and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2014. She had...
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Larry G. Peterson

January 24, 1944 - February 26, 2014

Larry G. Peterson, 70 of Glen Carbon passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Larry was born on January 24, 1944 in Goreville, IL. Larry gave 37 years as an Engineer for Terminal Railroad Association retiring in 2004. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a volunteer for the Glen Carbon Fire Department. In his free time he enjoyed coaching...
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Dale Alan Coombs

December 10, 1946 - February 14, 2014

Dale Alan Coombs, 67 of Collinsville passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Dale was born on December 10, 1946, the son of the late Alfred William and Audrey (Turner Newgent) Coombs. Dale was a long time serviceman with Ameren, working in the gas division. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was raised in the Lutheran...
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Bert D. Hoffman

April 14, 1930 - February 12, 2014

On February 12 at his winter home in Sarasota, Florida, Bert D. Hoffman of Edwardsville, IL peacefully died. Bert's story is that for more than 83 years, he lived. He lived to watch baseball and enjoy the company of friends. To talk about politics and sports (and heaven help you if you bad mouthed Bill Clinton or Tiger Woods). To play golf, which he did, in the face of a terminal illness and...
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Elizabeth L. Kopesky

March 3, 1934 - February 7, 2014

Elizabeth L. Kopesky, nee Fischer, 79, of Collinsville, Ill., born March 3, 1934, in Martinsburg, Mo., died Friday, February 7, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Georgia, nee Kersting, Fischer; spouse, Russell R. Kopesky, whom she married on August 1, 1953; sister, JoAnn; and brother, Robert. Surviving are her sons, Russ Jr. (Shirley), Paul ...
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Elizabeth Ann Yaw

June 21, 1953 - January 30, 2014

Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Yaw, 60, of Worden, Illinois passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville. She was born June 21, 1953 in Centralia, the daughter of the late Russell and Jeannetta (Evilsizer) Williams. She married Greg Yaw on December 18, 1971 at the First Christian Church in Odin, Illinois and he survives. She was a registered nurse at...
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Raymond Wiley Trout

April 11, 1936 - January 30, 2014

Raymond Wiley Trout, 77, of Alhambra, Illinois passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born April 11, 1936 in Kennett, Missouri, a son of the late Raymond and Mamie Agnes (Meyers) Trout. He married Vera Imogene (Melton) Trout on April 15, 1956 in Qulin, Missouri and she survives. The United States veteran proudly served his country...
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Emma Andruska

April 15, 1926 - January 11, 2014

Emma Andruska, 87, of Marine, Illinois passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra. She was born April 15, 1926 in Christopher, Illinois, the daughter of the late Dominic and Minnie (Borello) Vallero. She married Donald Louis Andruska on February 24, 1951 in Caseyville and he survives. She had a special love of her pets and will be...
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Neal Haggard

September 25, 1923 - December 23, 2013

Neal Haggard, 90, of Troy, Illinois passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis on Monday, December 23, 2013. He was born September 25, 1923 in Pinckneyville, Illinois, a son of the late Samuel Jennings and Nellie Marie (Hendricks) Haggard. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Grace (Cross) Haggard on April 13, 1946 in St. Louis and she preceded him in death on September 1, 2013...
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Agnes V. Kelly

June 29, 1929 - December 8, 2013

Agnes V. Kelly, 84, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL. Agnes was born on June 29, 1929 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter to the late Frank and Hazel Mae (Mayer) Bickle. Agnes was of the Lutheran faith and she enjoyed going to church to worship. She graduated from Wellston High School, St. Louis, MO in 1947. On November 8, 1947, Agnes...
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James Franklin Signaigo

July 4, 1925 - December 4, 2013

James Franklin "Frank" Signaigo, age 88, formerly of Madison, Granite City and Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Frank was born on July 4, 1925 in Madison, IL, a son to the late Louis David Signaigo and Genny Signaigo. Frank proudly served four years in the United States Navy. On October 16, 1948, Frank married Betty...
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Leann Zerkel

September 12, 1963 - November 5, 2013

R. Leann Zerkel, 50, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born September 12, 1963 in Douglas, Georgia, the daughter of Mary Jane (Robertson) Stokes and the late Douglas L. Stokes Sr. She married Dennis H. Zerkel on April 17, 1982 at the Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville and he...
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Kathleen Ellen Milton

July 25, 1946 - November 1, 2013

Kathleen Ellen Milton, 67, of Troy and formerly of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 8:49 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born July 25, 1946 in East St. Louis, Illinois, the oldest daughter of Mary Ellen (Hambly) Lacey of St. Jacob and the late Leonard Detto. She married Lynwood R. Milton on August 3, 1985 in Glen Carbon and he...
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Nancy L. Johnson

June 27, 1939 - November 1, 2013

Nancy L. Johnson, 74, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at her home. She was born June 27, 1939 in Cora, Illinois, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Keaton) Krug. She married James W. Johnson Sr. on June 11, 1956 in East St. Louis and he survives. She was a dedicated and loving homemaker whose life was surrounded by her love. She loved...
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William J. Hite

November 20, 1933 - October 30, 2013

William J. "Bill" Hite, 79 of Glen Carbon passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Alton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Bill was born on November 20, 1933 in St. Louis, the son of the late Ira and Marion (Sanborn) Hite. Bill was a bus driver for Madison County Transit for over 20 years. He served as a fireman for the Fosterburg Fire Department; a former member of the Alton Eagles Lodge;...
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Jane Lyles

January 29, 1944 - October 17, 2013

Jane Lyles, 69 of Edwardsville passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Jane was born on January 29, 1944 in Lawrenceville, IL, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lola (Morris) Lewis. She was a long time sales representative for Dillard's until her retirement in 2012. She had a unique talent for interior decorating and enjoyed hosting family events....
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Ray F. Rodgers

March 15, 1949 - October 17, 2013

Ray F. Rodgers, 64, of Highland and formerly of Pontoon Beach, Illinois passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born March 15, 1949 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, a son of the late William H. and Elaine (Neel) Rodgers. He married Carol (Sloan) Rodgers on August 19, 2000 in St. Louis and she survives. He retired from Akzonobel in St. Charles...
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Robert Edward Romick

July 16, 1936 - October 14, 2013

Robert Edward "Eddie" Romick, 77, of Glen Carbon, Illinois and formerly of Whittier, California passed away at 12:18 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home. He was born August 16, 1936 in Milford, Utah, a son of the late Edward and Virgia (Killam) Romick. He married Gwen (Williams) Romick on May 4, 1974 in LaHabra, California and she survives. He retired in 1994 from Shell Oil...
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LaVerne Biason

December 7, 1925 - October 14, 2013

LaVerne Biason, 87 of Pontoon Beach passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville with her family by her side. LaVerne was born on December 7, 1925 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Everett and Ann (Sansocie) Wigger. She was a life long homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for the love of her family and the many special times...
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Alan Clayton

October 15, 1955 - October 13, 2013

Alan Clayton, 57, of Glen Carbon, Illinois and formerly of Madisonville, Kentucky passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born October 15, 1955 in Madisonville, Kentucky, a son of William "Bill" Clayton of Madisonville and the late Joyce (Lutz) Clayton. He married Dana (Faulk) Clayton on November 28, 1981 in Madisonville...
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Virginia Leigh Griffin

August 27, 1919 - October 9, 2013

Virginia Leigh Griffin, 94, of Edwardsville, Illinois and formerly of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at University Nursing and Rehab in Edwardsville. She was born August 27, 1919 in Huron, South Dakota, a daughter of the late Floyd and Marie (Royston) Gorham. She was a wife of former Pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Granite City, together they...
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Valiera Radas

March 9, 1924 - October 8, 2013

Valiera Radas, age 89, of Maryville, IL, passed away on October 8, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL with her daughter by her side. Valiera was born March 9, 1924 in Pleasant Ridge, IL, a daughter to the late Louis and Dortha (Aumann) Buesking Sr. Valiera was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Maryville, IL and she was very active with the St. John Ladies Aid at the church....
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Doris F. Talick

October 31, 1930 - September 27, 2013

Doris F. Talick, 82 of Swansea, IL, formerly of Edwardsville, IL passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL. Doris was born on October 31, 1930 in Glen Carbon, IL, the daughter of the late Alfred and Josephine (Smola) Mateyka. She served Madison County Illinois for over 30 years as deputy county clerk and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Edwardsville....
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Delores Ann Vitale

February 4, 1941 - September 13, 2013

Delores Ann Vitale, 72 of Edwardsville passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Delores was born on February 4, 1941 in Nashville, IL, the daughter of the late Emil Carl and Maryetta Jessie (Stoutt) Kramm. Delores was a long time member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Cahokia and member of the Edwardsville Senior Citizens. In her spare...
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Carl Emil Mainridge

October 19, 1935 - September 11, 2013

Carl Emil Mainridge, 77 of Highland, IL, formerly of Madison, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home. Carl was born on October 19, 1935 in Granite City, the son of the late Charles J. and Emily (Kadleck) Mainridge. Carl was a 6th grade teacher in the Cahokia School District retiring after 30 years of dedicated service and taught a year at Coolidge Middle School in Granite...
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Myrtle L. Huddleston

April 24, 1920 - August 26, 2013

Myrtle L. Huddleston, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born April 24, 1920 in Vidette, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Alexander Clark and Mary Rosetta (Meads) Phillips. She had a special love of nature and enjoyed tending to her plants and will be remembered for the love and special...
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Sharon R. Svoboda

January 3, 1939 - August 22, 2013

Sharon R. Svoboda, 74 of Glen Carbon, formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Sharon was born on January 3, 1939 in Granite City, the daughter of the late John and Vera Dean (Allen) Malone. She was a life long homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her kind heart and the many special times shared together...
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Richard Jackson Townzen

August 3, 1934 - August 8, 2013

Richard Jackson Townzen, 79, of Glen Carbon, Ill., born August 3, 1934, in Madison, Ill., died Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Glen Carbon, Ill. Mr. Townzen was an Electrical Engineer with Emerson Electric before retiring in 1998. And he was an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Giles and Irma, nee Martin, Townzen; daughter, Angelika Crawford; and sisters,...
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Richard E. Thalmann

November 22, 1919 - July 30, 2013

Richard E. Thalmann, 93, of Highland and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Relais Bonne eau Hospice House in Edwardsville. He was born November 22, 1919 in Montrose, Illinois, a son of the late Theodore T. and Francis (Schoek) Thalmann. He married Elizabeth A. (Krusec) Thalmann on April 24, 1957 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison...
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Kathryn M. Baringer

February 14, 1919 - July 17, 2013

Kathryn M. "Miss Kay" Baringer, 94 of Glen Carbon, formerly of Enterprise, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Kathryn was born on February 14, 1919 in Shiloh, GA. She was a life long homemaker, mother and grandmother. Her and her husband were founding members of the Heritage United Methodist Church in Enterprise, AL and in her later years she attended...
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Marvin J. Boyer

May 26, 1935 - June 6, 2013

Marvin J. Boyer, 78 of Worden, IL passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born on May 26, 1935 in Granite City to the late Marvin B. and Effie C. Boyer. Marvin was a finance professional for many years working for Guardian Insurance as well as working for himself. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian...
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Wilda Bernice Riedle

May 13, 1928 - June 1, 2013

Wilda Bernice "Billie" Riedle, 85, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:36 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was born May 13, 1928 in Marble Hill, Missouri, the daughter of the late Charles "Bud" and Lilly Eaker. She had worked many years as a clerk at Walgreens in Granite City and was a dedicated and faithful member of...
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James R. Delaney

December 26, 1923 - April 9, 2013

James R. "Jimmy" Delaney, 89, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born December 26, 1923 in Mitchell, Illinois, the son of the late James and Jennie (Quinn) Delaney. He married JoAnn (Butts) Delaney on October 7, 1955 in Makanda, Illinois and she survives. James was a graduate of Granite City High...
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Lillian M. Bensa

July 26, 1925 - February 23, 2013


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Stephen J. Siegel, Jr.

September 9, 1922 - February 9, 2013

Stephen J. Siegel Jr., 90, of Maryville, Illinois passed away at 1:28 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at his home. He was born September 9, 1922 in East St. Louis, the son of the late Stephen J. and Susan (Danco) Siegel. He married Eva M. (Grabin) Siegel on July 3, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2004. He retired from the Department of Army in 1978...
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Eileen M. Zike

November 13, 1927 - January 12, 2013

Eileen M. Zike, 85, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at her home. She was born November 13, 1927 in Toronto, Canada, a daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Upcraft) Bradley. She married Robert Zike on January 16, 1946 in Seattle, Washington and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2010. She had retired from Martha Manning Dress...
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Michael D. Sikora

February 5, 1938 - January 3, 2013

Michael D. Sikora, 74, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born February 5, 1938 in Madison, Illinois, a son of the late Mike and Vera (Garofoli) Sikora. He married Joyce M. (Barylske) Sikora on November 19, 1960 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she...
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Phyllis Ann Abbott

December 13, 1949 - December 6, 2012

Phyllis Ann Abbott, 62 of Glen Carbon passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Phyllis was born on December 13, 1949 in Granite City. She was the longtime manager for Commerce Publishing in St. Louis and a member of Maryville Baptist Church. She was a woman of faith who loved her family and who will be remembered for the many special times shared together...
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Anne E. Dollar

January 22, 1927 - December 3, 2012

Anne Elizabeth Rankin Dollar of Wood River, IL, died December 3, 2012 at Bethalto Care Center in Bethalto, IL. Anne was born in Margate, NJ on January 22, 1927 to David & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rankin. Married to Neverson W. Dollar Jr. (Dec.) 1985 of Chapel Hill, NC on January 21, 1947 and was married 20 years. Anne worked for 55 years from her early teen years up to the year 2000. She was a caring...
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Rebecca Louise Hubbard

October 3, 1947 - November 28, 2012

Rebecca Louise "Becky" Hubbard, 65, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 7:17 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville. She was born October 3, 1947 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Hugh and Ernestine (Calliott) Myers. She married Francis "Frank" Hubbard on December 6, 1975 in Gamaliel, Arkansas and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2011. ...
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John J. Kittel

November 16, 1935 - August 31, 2012

John J. Kittel, 76, of Holiday Shores, Illinois passed away at 6:33 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 at his home. He was born November 16, 1935 in Venice, Illinois, a son of the late Frank and Ludie (Burgner) Kittel. He married the former Rosina Ruth (Gilmore) Waggoner on September 4, 1982 and she survives. John retired as Material Superintendent in 1995 from Gateway Western Railroad after...
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Mary Katherine Moats

June 6, 1923 - August 6, 2012

Mary Katherine Moats, 89, of Caseyville, IL passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Knollwood Village in Caseyville. Mary was born on June 24, 1923 in Taylorville, IL. She was a long time secretary at the Hawkeye Insurance Agency in Springfield, IL. She was of Catholic faith and was a loving wife and mother. She will be remembered for the special times shared together with her family. She is...
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Robert W. O'Neill

June 12, 1930 - August 4, 2012

Robert W. O'Neill, 82 of Maryville, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL, surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on June 12, 1930 in Madison, IL, a son to the late Bryan and Hannah (Engleky) O'Neill. Robert was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines. On August 14, 1980 he married Vickie Sonnenberg, the...
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William J. Maurer

December 29, 1942 - July 15, 2012

Deacon William J. Maurer 69, of Troy, IL passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. William was born on December 29, 1942 in Chicago, IL. He was the long time Development Director for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. William was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy where he served as a deacon. He was ordained on April 28,...
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Peggy Ann Tucker

October 14, 1938 - July 12, 2012

Peggy Ann Tucker, 73, of Sun City West, Arizona and formerly of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her home with her family at her side. She was born October 14, 1938 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Henry Nelson and Mary Pauline (Allard) Canham. She married Chalmer C. Tucker on June 1, 1967 in Granite City and he survives. She retired...
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Marie Gusewelle

June 26, 1928 - July 5, 2012

Marie Gusewelle, 84, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. She was born on June 26, 1928 in Washington Park, IL, the daughter of the late Emil and Charlotte, nee Mokry, Tarjany. Marie married Norval Gusewelle on May 31, 1952, in St. Louis, MO, and he survives. She was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church,...
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Elmer Smith

February 2, 1932 - July 2, 2012

Elmer F. "Fritz" Smith 80 of Staunton, IL, formerly of Madison, IL passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. Elmer was born on February 2, 1932 in Dixon, MO. Elmer started his career on the Madison Street Department in 1957 until he became Superintendent of Streets in 1978; he served as a volunteer firefighter for the city of Madison where he served as Captain;...
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Ethel Darlene Farmer

November 27, 1932 - June 17, 2012

Ethel "Darlene" Farmer, 79, of Troy and formerly of Marine and Maryville, Illinois passed away at 12:21 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville. She was born November 27, 1932 in Enfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Harry and Emma (Wilson) Johnson. She married Homer Lee Farmer on September 9, 1960 in East St. Louis and he preceded her in death...
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Jewell Paterson

August 7, 1935 - June 2, 2012

Jewell Paterson, 76, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:41 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born August 7, 1935 in Herrin, Illinois, a daughter of the late Carl Wilfred and Liva Jewell (Smith) Cochran. She married James David Paterson on February 7, 1970 in Edwardsville and he survives. She retired from Bowl Land...
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Floyd L. Lassen

June 2, 1927 - May 26, 2012

Floyd L. Lassen 84, of Madison, Illinois passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Mr. Lassen was born on June 2, 1927 in Venice, Illinois a son of the late Gordon & Jettie (Vaughn) Lassen. Mr. Lassen proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corp. He worked for Ameren Missouri as a pipe fitter and retired after 32 years of dedicated service. Mr. Lassen was a...
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Thomas W. Sandhoff

November 28, 1911 - May 22, 2012

Thomas W. Sandhoff Sr. age 100 of Glen Carbon, formerly of Trenton, NJ and Bradenton, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Thomas was born on November 28, 1911 in Trenton, NJ. He was a long time Traffic Manager for the John A. Roebling Steel Company in Trenton, NJ. He was the former president of the Traffic Club of New York & New Jersey; was a long...
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Julia M. Scott

May 8, 1948 - May 20, 2012

Julia M. Scott 64, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Mrs. Scott was born on May 8, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky a daughter of the late Harry & Jewel (Schmid) Sewell. Mrs. Scott is survived by her beloved husband Douglas B. Scott; sons Raymond & Daphne Scott of Georgia, Randall & Angela Paige Scott of South Carolina; daughter Rebecca & Eric Huber of Edwardsville, IL....
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Shirley Ann Hermann

October 13, 1948 - May 17, 2012

Shirley Ann Hermann, 63, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House in Edwardsville. She was born October 13, 1948 in Belleville, a daughter of the late Elmer Carl and Pearl (Frey) Giffhorn. She was employed with the Collinsville School District with years of dedicated service as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed...
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Clinton E. Pearman

May 1, 1930 - May 6, 2012

Clinton E. Pearman 82, of Granite City, Illinois formerly of Cairo, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Mr. Pearman was born on May 1, 1930 in Urbandale, Illinois a son of the late Ernest "Kelly" & Della (Jackson) Pearman. Mr. Pearman proudly served his country in the United States Army and worked at Granite City Steel as a Journeyman Millwright and retired in 1991 after 35 years of...
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Alfred O. Pace

March 19, 1919 - May 4, 2012

Alfred "Al" O. Pace 93, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away Friday, May 4, 2012. Mr. Pace was born on March 19, 1919 in Venice, Illinois son of Albert & Mayme (Oppice) Pace. Mr. Pace was the owner of Pace True Value Hardware for over 80 years originally founded in Venice, Illinois. Al was a member of the Lions Club, Venice Homecoming Association & St. Mark Holy Name Society. In addition to...
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Donald Hurlbrink

December 12, 1934 - April 23, 2012

Donald Hurlbrink 77, of Collinsville, IL passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. Don was born on December 12, 1934 in Granite City. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service giving 30 years as a postal carrier and 7 years in vehicle operations license and maintenance. Don loved to be outside where he enjoyed playing golf, working in his yard and landscaping....
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William G. Szedlar

July 6, 1942 - April 17, 2012

William G. "Bill" Szedlar, 69, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. He was born July 6, 1942 in Granite City, the son of the late William Andrew and Bertha M. (Maitz) Szedlar. He married Karen (Reiske) Szedlar on June 22, 1963 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives. He was working as a revenue...
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Ruby Alice Wagoner

January 7, 1934 - April 13, 2012

Ruby Alice Wagoner 78, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Friday April 13, 2012. Ms. Wagoner was born on January 7, 1934 in Granite City, IL a daughter of the late Robert D. & Mary L. (Wilson) Wagoner. Ruby was a faithful member of over 50 years at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL, 50 year member of the Eastern Star of Edwardsville where she was a former worthy matron,...
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Imogene Lela Warren

October 6, 1917 - September 23, 2011

Imogene Lela Warren, 93, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at St. Louis University Hospital at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2011. She was born October 6, 1917 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Edith M. (McCracken) Borger. She married David O.C. Warren in April 1934 in Granite City and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1990. She...
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Juanita M. Lucy

September 30, 1962 - September 20, 2011

Juanita M. Lucy, 48, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 4:55 p.m. Mrs. Lucy was born on September 30, 1962 in St. Louis, MO a daughter of Grover D. & Barbara (Freeman) Cheatham of Arnold, MO. Mrs. Lucy worked for KMOV Television in St. Louis, MO as an Executive Secretary. In addition to her parents she is survived by her beloved husband Donald E. Lucy II;...
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Marilyn A. Brusewitz

September 24, 1927 - August 8, 2011

Marilyn A. (Evans) Brusewitz 83, of Collinsville, IL passed away on August 8, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Brusewitz was born on September 24, 1927 in Glen Carbon, IL a daughter of the late Bert & Ethel (Mayer) Evans. Mrs. Brusewitz worked at the Granite City Army Depot as a secretary and retired in 1988 with over forty years of dedicated service. Marilyn was a member of New Bethel United...
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Beatrice Marie Pratten

December 22, 1920 - July 22, 2011

Beatrice Marie Pratten (Lurquin), 90, of Glen Carbon, died July 22, 2011, at Meridian Village Care Center. She was a former resident of Green Bay, Wisc., Elmhurst, Ill., West Allis, Wisc., and Canton, Ill. Beatrice was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Green Bay, Wisc., the daughter of the late Fred and Marie (Bressers) Lurquin. She married Henry Pratten, Jr. on Aug. 30, 1946 in Chicago, and they enjoyed...
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Matilda A. Landrus

September 3, 1917 - July 5, 2011

Matlida A. Landrus, 93 of Glen Carbon passed from this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon with her family by her side. Matilda was born on September 3, 1917 in Glen Carbon to Harry & Anna Mary (Modene) Evans. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ladies Auxiliary Guild at St. Thomas and the Episcopal Church Women of St. Thomas. She was a long time beautician...
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Tami Lynn Brawley

August 4, 1960 - July 2, 2011

Tami Lynn Brawley, 50, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 9:34 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. She was born August 4, 1960 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of John and Betty Bernice (Rody) Boushard of Granite City. She married Ronald D. Brawley on September 11, 1982 in Granite City and he survives. She was employed at Nestle Purina in St....
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Frank Hubbard

December 9, 1942 - June 10, 2011

Francis "Frank" Hubbard 68 of Collinsville passed from this life on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Anderson Hospital with his family by his side. Frank was born on December 9, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to John G. & Comila Nora (Medley) Hubbard. He was a millwright at Big Rivers Zinc until his retirement in 2005, serving 34 years. He was a former member of the Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville...
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Clara Koberna

August 14, 1916 - May 25, 2011

Clara Koberna 94 of Granite City, IL passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 5:00 am in Maryville, IL. Mrs. Koberna was born on August 14, 1916 in Edwardsville, IL a daughter of the late Joseph & Maggie (Provaznik) Lavora. Clara will be remembered for her great love of her family and all the special times they spent together, she enjoyed baking and gardening. In addition to her parents she...
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Patricia Ann Newman

December 28, 1951 - May 17, 2011

Patricia Ann Newman, 59 of St. Charles, Missouri and formerly of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 6:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Relais Bonne Eau under the loving care of Hospice of Southern Illinois. She was born December 28, 1951 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She worked for Budget Car Rental with many years of dedicated customer service. She was a member of Faith Chapel in St...
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Lala B. Hanks

September 13, 1925 - May 2, 2011

Lala B. Hanks, 85, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 at University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville. She was born September 13, 1925 in Dexter, Missouri, a daughter of the late Jay and Clara (Randolph) Bryant. She was a retired florist and was the owner and operator of Blumen Haus Flower Shop in Granite City for...
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Ronald J. Wadlow

July 30, 1934 - May 1, 2011

Ronald J. Wadlow of Hamel, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 4:47pm in Maryville, Illinois. Mr. Wadlow was born on July 30, 1934 in Granite City, Illinois a son of the late Paul M. & Pauline M. (Young) Wadlow. Mr. Wadlow worked for the U.S. Postal service as a clerk and retired in 1989 after 32 years of dedicated service, after his retirement he was a salesman for Lincoln-Mercury...
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Alfred J. Radas

May 31, 1923 - April 29, 2011

Alfred J. Radas 87, of Maryville passed from this life on Friday, April 29, 2011 at University Nursing & Rehabilitation in Edwardsville. Alfred was born on May 31, 1923 in Toledo, OH to Matthew & Emma (Krauzer) Radas Sr. He gave 32 years as a coke oven foreman at Granite City Steel until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Maryville, served his country proudly...
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Daniel Richard Wiegand

October 6, 1934 - April 7, 2011

Daniel Richard Wiegand, 76 of Edwardsville passed from this life on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Daniel was born on October 6, 1934 in St. Louis to Martin & Ginny Wiegand. He was a certified pharmacist for Metro RPH in Wood River, IL. He is survived by and will be missed by 4 sons; Gregory Wiegand of Maryville, IL, Timothy Wiegand of Grafton, IL, Christopher Wiegand...
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Emory Allen Wilson

June 10, 1932 - April 4, 2011

Emory Allen Wilson of Glen Carbon, born June 10, 1932, in Columbus, Ga., to William Oliver and Helen Hines Carter Wilson, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his home after a five-month illness. Mr. Wilson was a U.S. Navy war veteran of the Korean conflict, a retired truck driver and a self-employed small businessman. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City, where he served...
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Beverly J. Strickland

March 24, 1937 - March 25, 2011

Beverly Jean (Bess) Strickland Born March 24, 1937 passed away on March 25, 2011 after a courageous battle against cancer. Daughter of the late Harry Lee and Helen Ruth (Harmon) Bess, Wife of 55 years of John Albert Strickland, Sister of Carole Ann (Bess) Fritsche, Sister-in-law of John F. Fritsche and Ernest and Starlene Strickland. Mother of Michael Allen...
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George J. Talick

April 30, 1925 - March 16, 2011

George J. Talick, 85, of Fairview Heights, Ill., formerly of Edwardsville, Ill., born April 30, 1925, in Edwardsville, Ill., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Fairview Heights, Ill. Mr. Talick was employed with Chicago and Northwestern Railway Transportation Company as a Conductor and Switchman for 42 years before retiring in 1988. He is an Army W.W. II veteran, a member of the American...
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