Celebrity Obituaries

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Hallie Sichling

January 31, 1932 - November 6, 2015

Hallie Sichling, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015, at Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL, with her loving family by her side. Hallie was born on January 31, 1932 in Birdspoint, MO, a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (France) Baugh. On February 18, 1950, Hallie Baugh married Loren Sichling, the love of her life, in Piggott, AR. She was a faithful and...
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Nancy L. Williams

May 17, 1933 - November 4, 2015

Nancy L. Williams, 82 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on May 17, 1933 in Piggott, AR; a daughter of the late Leo and Oma (Cochran) Lawrence. Nancy was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City and a dedicated homemaker. She was a caring and loving wife, mom, and grandmother who had a kind...
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Barbara E. Burcham

May 27, 1935 - November 4, 2015

Barbara E. Burcham, age 80, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Barbara was born on May 27, 1935 in State Park, IL, a daughter of the late John and Thelma (Pelo) Emerson. In 1958, Barbara Emerson married Allen Burcham, the love of her life, and Allen passed away in 1996. Barbara had worked as a nurse's aid for St. Mary's Hospital...
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Charles G. Worster

December 1, 1928 - November 3, 2015

Charles G. "Chuck" Worster, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at The Fountains in Granite City. He was born December 1, 1928 in Granite City, a son of the late George Worster and Ida Mae (Pfeiffer) King. He married Shirley Jean (Weir) Worster on March 16, 1951 at the Third Baptist Church in Granite City and she passed away on November 1, 2007. ...
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Sheryl L. Horgon

July 7, 1961 - November 2, 2015

Sheryl L. Horgon, 54 of Madison, formerly of Granite City passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center. Sheryl was born on July 7, 1961 in St. Louis, MO. Sheryl was a long time Madison County Social worker with the Head Start Program and Call For Help, and then when on to work at Petri's Café in Granite City as a cook. Sheryl will be remembered for her kind...
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Edith L. Stuart

June 20, 1935 - October 31, 2015

Edith L. "Lucy" Stuart, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:13 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at her home with her family at her side. She was born June 20, 1935 in Erin, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Edward and Christine (Hankins) Creek Sr. She married James C. Stuart in 1953 in East St. Louis, Illinois and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1975. She was a...
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Edith L. Nugent

September 4, 1933 - October 30, 2015

Edith L. Nugent, nee Murphy, 82, of Mitchell, Ill., formerly of Sikeston, Mo., born September 4, 1933, in Boston Mountain, Ark., died Friday, October 30, 2015, in Mitchell, Ill. Ms. Nugent was a homemaker where she loved her children, flowers, and pets, and a member of Cedarview Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Joyce, nee...
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Craig A. Nonn

October 26, 1946 - October 30, 2015

Craig A. Nonn, 69 of Granite City passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon surrounded by his family. Craig was born on October 26, 1946 in Granite City; a son of the late Robert G. and Marian E. (Williams) Nonn (Yelinek). Craig began his career in law enforcement at Southwestern Illinois College, earning an Associate in Applied Science Law Enforcement Degree. ...
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Jack B. Scarborough

August 18, 1929 - October 25, 2015

Jack B. Scarborough, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. He was born August 18, 1929 in Granite City, a son of the late Walter and Maxine (Coy) Scarborough. He married Jeannine D. (Romann) Scarborough on November 22, 1950 in Granite City and she survives. He retired in 1987 from Granite...
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Dorothy M. O'Neill Ledford

June 24, 1918 - October 24, 2015

Dorothy M. O'Neill Ledford, 97 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. Dorothy was born on June 24, 1918 in Alton; a daughter of the late Fredrick and Anna Hochuli. Dorothy was a life long homemaker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City. Dorothy loved her family and will be remembered for her generous heart and all the...
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Norma Jean Harris

September 29, 1932 - October 23, 2015

Norma Jean Harris, 83 of Granite City passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Norma was born on September 29, 1932 in St. John's, IL; a daughter of the late George and Mildred (Forsythe) Greenwell. Norma was a life long mom who dedicated her life to raising her family. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting and tending to her roses. She will be remembered for the...
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Shirley Rapoff

August 8, 1926 - October 23, 2015

Shirley Rapoff, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Liberty Village in Maryville, IL. Shirley was born on August 8, 1926 in Madison, IL, a daughter of the late Charles A. Lybarger and Nancy (Jones) Lybarger. Shirley was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She had worked as a loan officer for GMAC Mortgage Company...
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Tony Kristoff

August 17, 1938 - October 23, 2015

Tony Kristoff, 77, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at his home. He was born August 17, 1938 in Greece, a son of the late Risto Terziovski and Stavrula (Zupani) Terziovska. He married Kathy (Tsangas) Kristoff on May 1, 1965 in Romania and she survives. He retired in 2003 from American Steel after 22 years of dedicated service as a machinist. ...
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Sandra Sue Reinhardt

December 11, 1937 - October 22, 2015

Sandra Sue Reinhardt, age 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville, IL. Sandra was born on December 11, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Louis Mehl and Retha D. (Warren) Mehl. On August 10, 1963, Sandra Mehl married Gene Reinhardt, the love of her life, at the First Presbyterian Church in Granite City, IL. She had...
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Jeanine L. Rogers

September 22, 1945 - October 20, 2015

Jeanine L. Rogers, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at her home. Jeanine was born on September 22, 1945 in Festus, MO, a daughter of the late Chester D. Grohs Sr. and Mary Louise (Sandifer) Grohs. Jeanine was a member of the First Baptist Church in Festus, MO. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She will be...
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Jeffrey Alan Sabol

September 25, 1970 - October 20, 2015

Jeffrey Alan Sabol, 45, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away at 2:22 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, after a long illness. He was born September 25, 1970 in Granite City, Illinois, a son of Linda Lee (Rash) Sabol and the late Leonard Andrew Sabol. He married Lani (Tucker) Sabol on December 26th, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri, and they have two amazing children – a son, Jackson Tucker...
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Lee E. Ashby

September 18, 1924 - October 19, 2015

Lee E. Ashby, 91 of Granite City passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City surrounded by his family. Lee was born on September 18, 1924 in Noble, AR; a son of the late Milan "Pete" and Marjorie (Hart) Ashby. Lee started his career in teaching in Arkansas and then went on to Madison High School where he taught business until his retirement in 1988....
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Harry Arthur Logan

May 5, 1933 - October 19, 2015

Harry Arthur Logan, 82, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:24 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. He was born May 5, 1933 in Granite City, the son of the late Harry and Marjorie (Arthur) Logan. He married Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann (Linkeman) Logan on November 16, 1957 at St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and she survives. ...
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Bill M. Kozyak

April 15, 1927 - October 18, 2015

William M. "Bill" Kozyak, 88, of Glen Carbon and longtime resident of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Relais Bonne eau Hospice House in Edwardville on at 2:37 a.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015. He was born April 15, 1927 in Metese, Missouri, a son of the late Mathew and Rose (Pare) Kozyak. He married Marilynn (Greene) Kozyak on April 17, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Granite...
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Marcus Delbert Gordon

November 30, 1998 - October 14, 2015

Marcus Delbert Gordon, 16 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Marcus was born on November 30, 1998 in Wood River; a son to Ben and Bonda (Anderson) Gordon Jr. Marcus was an 11th grade student at Coordinated Youth who enjoyed football, basketball and music. Marcus loved his family and his family loved him. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle heart and all the...
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Evelyn Katherine Wiechman

September 25, 1922 - October 10, 2015

Evelyn Katherine Wiechman, 93, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville with her family present. She was born in the home of her great grandparents on Marine Road just outside of Edwardsville on September 25, 1922. She was the oldest of three children. Her parents were Frank G. and Elsie (Bollinger) Viere. Some years later the family moved to...
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Eula Davis

April 17, 1929 - October 9, 2015

Eula Davis, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015 at her home, with her loving family by her side. Eula was born on April 17, 1929 in Dover, TN, a daughter to the late Pete and Mattie (Epps) Hamm. On April 19, 1952, Eula Hamm married Lee Davis, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. She was a dedicated member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite...
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Lucille Marie Kalogerou

May 12, 1925 - October 9, 2015

Lucille Marie Kalogerou, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015 at her home, with her loving family by her side. Lucille was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis, MO., a daughter to the late Ellis Hackney Sr. and Marie (Karlemann) Hackney. On July 2, 1948, Lucille Hackney, married Van C. Kalogerou, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO., and Van passed away on June 4,...
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Julia L. Range

January 17, 1923 - October 5, 2015

Julia L. Range, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:41 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born January 17, 1923 in Wellesley Hill, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late John C. and Marie (MacDonald) Lamb. She married LeRoy J. Range on May 23, 1945 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and he passed away on May 15,...
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Todd Eric Brooks

October 31, 1972 - October 5, 2015

Todd Eric Brooks, 42 of Evansville, Indiana and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:17 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Hartford, Illinois. He was born October 31, 1972 in Granite City, a son of Betty (Smith) Brooks of Granite City and the late Hoyal Brooks. He was a welder and pipefitter for many years and was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101 in...
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Isla Mae Williams

May 24, 1917 - October 3, 2015

Isla Mae Williams, 98, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeesville, South Carolina. She was born May 24, 1917 in St. James, Missouri, a daughter of the late Harry Arthur and Myrtle Frances (Hughes) Briggs. She married Donald Parker Williams on August 29, 1936 in Granite City and he passed away on June 24, 1984. ...
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Lawrence Leslie Lockhart, Jr.

May 30, 1931 - October 2, 2015

Lawrence Leslie Lockhart Jr. 83, of Tampa, Florida and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Tampa. He was born May 30, 1932 in North Venice, Illinois, the son of the late Lawrence Leslie Lockhart Sr. and Ethel Beatrice (Oliver) Vincent. He had worked many years as an engineer and enjoyed his days of deep sea fishing. The United States Navy veteran...
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Mary Margaret Hemphill

November 19, 1933 - October 2, 2015

Mary Margaret Hemphill, 81, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 11:53 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born November 19, 1933 in Farina, Illinois, a daughter of the late Leslie and Lois (Brown) DeWerff. She married Maurice R. "Whitey" Hemphill on May 27, 1955 and he passed away ion August 12, 1998. In addition to her beloved husband and...
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Gary Wayne Adams

February 1, 1963 - October 2, 2015

Gary Wayne Adams, 52, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born February 1, 1963 in Springfield, Tennessee. He enjoyed working with electronics, fishing and gardening. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. He is survived by his mother and...
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Sandra Batiste

August 25, 1959 - October 1, 2015

Sandra "Sandy" Batiste, age 56, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Sandy was born on August 25, 1959, in Selma, AL, a daughter to Gene Weathers and Erna (Fischer) Kientzle. Sandy had graduated from Granite City South High School in 1979. On November 24, 2007, Sandra Weathers; married Eugene Batiste, the love of her life, in...
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John L. Singer

July 29, 1929 - October 1, 2015

John L. Singer, 86 of Sorento, IL, formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield surrounded by his family. John was born on July 29, 1929 in Granite City; a son to the late John Henry and Gulema (Hogan) Singer. John was a master carpenter at American Steel Foundries for over 32 years, retiring in 1979. After his retirement he worked out...
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Joan L. Schaeffer

January 5, 1932 - September 30, 2015

Joan L. Schaeffer, 83 of Edwardsville passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Joan was born on January 5, 1932 in St. Louis; a daughter to the late Raymond and Mary (Hall) Leach. Joan was past owner of GET Plastics in St. Louis and a loving wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her second passion in life behind her family was golf. She was a member...
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Mary Lou Richeson

November 26, 1927 - September 30, 2015

Mary Lou Richeson, 87 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital. Mary Lou was born on November 26, 1927 in Piatt County, IL; a daughter to the late Samuel A. and Florence C. (Seivers) Hannah. Mary Lou was a long time administrative assistant at General Steel and a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City. Mary Lou will be...
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Sharron Ann Ellebracht

October 5, 1941 - September 29, 2015

Sharron Ann Ellebracht, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away peacefully after a long 14 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at her home, with her loving husband by her side. On September 11, 1971, Sharron married Clarence "Clancy" Albert Ellebracht, Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sharron began her telecommunications career with Southwestern Bell in St. Louis in...
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Elaine R. Zelenka

September 2, 1936 - September 29, 2015

Elaine R. Zelenka, 79 of St. Peters, MO, formerly of Madison and Granite City passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Elaine was born on September 2, 1936 a daughter to the late Pete and Margaret (Smolar) Fecurka. Elaine was a life long homemaker and mom who loved to spend time with her family. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her...
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Vicky L. Schildman

June 7, 1962 - September 27, 2015

Vicky L. Schildman, age 53, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Vicky was born on June 7, 1962 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter to the late William Grable Sr. and Margie (Eidson) Grable. On August 4, 1990, Vicky married Thomas Schildman, the love of her life, in Granite City, IL. She had worked at CPI in St. Louis, MO as an...
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Glenn W. Davis

March 10, 1933 - September 26, 2015

Glenn W. Davis, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home, with his loving family by side. Glenn was born on March 10, 1933, in Arcata, CA, a son to the late Wilmer and Bertha (Grant) Davis. On February 17, 1955, Glenn married Joyce Ann Durborow, the love of his life, in Lafayette, Indiana, Joyce passed away on September 14, 2012. Glenn was a Korean War...
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Thresia Gray

March 20, 1935 - September 25, 2015

Thresia Gray, age 80, of Hartford, IL, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Mercy Hospital; St. Louis, MO. Thresia was born on March 20, 1935 in Cumberland City, TN, a daughter to the late Evan and Eleanor (Brown) Richardson. On May 15, 1957, Thresia Richardson married Clay B. Gray, the love of her life, in Hernando, MS. Clay passed away on July 9, 2004. Thresia was a former member of...
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Bradley Keith Millikin

February 16, 1972 - September 25, 2015

Bradley Keith Millikin, 43 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL. Bradley was born on February 16, 1972 in Granite City. Bradley was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and a Granite City High School graduate class of 1992. He loved sports, especially wrestling and the St. Louis Cardinals. Bradley spent his...
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Barbara Yount

June 21, 1934 - September 24, 2015

Barbara L. Yount, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Barbara was born on June 21, 1934 in Maplewood, MO. She was a daughter to the late Waldo Wilton Wood II, Alice (Bretscher) Cortor and stepfather, Samuel Cortor. On December 24, 1954, Barbara Wood married Robert E. "Bob" Yount, the love of her life, in Maplewood,...
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Phillip Ames Theis, Sr.

March 10, 1936 - September 23, 2015

Phillip Ames Theis Sr. died at the age of 79. Born March 10, 1936 in Granite City, IL, he was the son of the late Dr. E. H. Theis and Lida Cotter Theis. He was also predeceased by his brother Dr. E. Howard Theis. He was a graduate of Washington University, where he earned his undergraduate and Doctor of Law degrees. Mr. Theis practiced law in Granite City for many years and was especially...
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Frank J. Kunick

December 19, 1948 - September 22, 2015

Frank J. Kunick, age 66, of Shoreview, MN, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Kunick Sr. and Helen Ortolan. Frank had retired from Land O'Lakes after thirty two years of dedicated service. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Sandy Kunick; daughters, Amy Munch (Keith), and Michelle Moore (Brian);...
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John M. Reagan

February 17, 1972 - September 22, 2015

John M. Reagan, age 43, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL, with his loving family by his side. John was born on February 17, 1972 in Granite City, IL, a son to Michael Reagan Sr. and Carol (Kuzma) Reagan of Granite City, IL. John was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran...
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Josephine Ceila Smith

December 3, 1940 - September 22, 2015

Josephine Ceila Smith, 74 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at her daughters home surrounded by her family. Josephine was born on December 3, 1940 in Van Buren, MO; a daughter to the late Virgil P. and Nica V. (Glass) Wall Sr. Josephine was a long administrative assistant retiring from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She countless hours playing pool in Terry Eddleman...
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Terry L. Shearrer

September 24, 1962 - September 21, 2015

Terry L. Shearrer, 52 of Granite City passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home. Terry was born on September 24, 1962 in St. Louis. Terry loved her family and enjoyed spending time together. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart and all the special times they shared together. She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Kassandra Hanson of Granite City;...
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Ora I. Swigert

May 29, 1919 - September 17, 2015

Ora I. Swigert, 96, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City. She was born May 29, 1919 in Lesterville, Missouri, a daughter of the late James and Anna (Bonney) Barnes. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her days of crocheting, sewing and gardening. She will be remembered for the love and special...
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James J. Sallee

May 14, 1974 - September 16, 2015

James J. "Jim" Sallee, 41, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away at 7:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at his home. He was born May 14, 1974 in Granite City, a son of the late James A. Sallee and Connie L. Gibbs. He married Megan Marie (Eastby) Sallee on April 21, 2001 at Our Lord's Lutheran Church in Maryville and she survives. He had worked in management in several restaurants...
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Ruth A. Houser

July 3, 1931 - September 16, 2015

Ruth A. Houser, 84 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Ruth was born on July 3, 1931 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Anton and Vangelia (Dokoff) Eftimoff. Ruth co-owned Houser Auto Parts in Granite City with her husband for over 50 years. She was a member of the Minerva Women's Club, Business and Professional Women's...
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William P. Karius III

April 27, 1955 - September 16, 2015

William P. Karius III 60 of Pontoon Beach passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. William was born on April 27, 1955 in Granite City. He was a long time heavy equipment operator for P.S.C. Scrap Metal in St. Louis. In his free time William enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared...
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Mary Ruth Galayda

October 12, 1928 - September 14, 2015

Mary Ruth Galayda, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Mary was born on October 12, 1928 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter to the late Clyde and Hilda (Pfeiffer) Richerson. On February 22, 1955, Mary Richerson married Steve Galayda, in St. Louis, MO and together they were united in marriage for 60 years. Mary was...
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Margaret Rutter

June 16, 1925 - September 12, 2015

Margaret "Maxine" Rutter, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at her home, with her loving family by her side. Maxine was born on June 16, 1925 in Carlisle, TN, a daughter to the late John and Gerline (Odom) Wyatt. Maxine had worked at the Salvation Army in Granite City, IL as a case worker for many years; she was also a dedicated member for seventy years....
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Marian F. Avedisian

June 10, 1929 - September 11, 2015

Marian F. Avedisian, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, Illinois. She was born June 10, 1929 in Madison, Illinois, a daughter of the late Steve and Barbara F. (Crnkovich) Dudak. She retired from the United States Government as a supervisor and clerk with many years of Civil Service. She was a member of...
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Opal Holder

August 25, 1929 - September 11, 2015

Opal Holder, 86 of Granite City passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Opal was born on August 25, 1929 in Greenville, MO; a daughter to the late James and Lulu Wood. She worked as an assembler at Emerson Electric in St. Louis for many years and was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church in Granite City. Opal will be remembered for her kind heart...
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Tina L. Economy

June 28, 1950 - September 10, 2015

Tina L. Economy, 65 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Tina was born on June 28, 1950 in Waynesville, MO; a daughter to the late Lewis and Irene (McCary) Waggoner. Tina was a long time R.N. retiring in 2013 from Cahokia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. In her free time Tina enjoyed watching old westerns and spending...
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Mary E. White

February 11, 1961 - September 8, 2015

Mary E. White, 54 of Granite City formerly of Portland, TN passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at her home. Mary was born on February 11, 1961 in Granite City and had worked for numerous restaurants in the region as a general manager. Mary had a kind and generous heart and would help anyone she could. She will be remembered for her hard work ethic and all the special times she shared with...
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Alberta E. Frazier

March 12, 1923 - September 8, 2015

Alberta E. "Grandma Cookie" Frazier, 92 of Edwardsville formerly of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Alberta was born on March 12, 1923 in DeSoto, MO a daughter to the late Arthur and Jennie (Knox) Riehl. Early in her working career Alberta worked for Carter Carburetor then went on to working at Seibolds Bakery in Granite City as a manager...
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William O. Hasty, Jr.

August 11, 1955 - September 7, 2015

William O. "Billy" Hasty Jr. 60 of Granite City passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Billy was born on August 11, 1955 in Granite City, a son to the late William O. and Billie J. (Moad) Hasty Sr. Billy gave over 40 years as an operating engineer for local union #520 retiring in 2012. In his free time Billy enjoyed cars, fitness and working...
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Grayson John Morris

July 29, 2015 - September 4, 2015

Grayson John Morris, precious angel of Nicole Lynn Collins and Zachary Ryan Morris, of Collinsville, went to be with the angels on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born July 29, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. In addition to his beloved mommy and daddy, he is survived by a brother, Carter Lee Morris; grandparents, David and Tami Morris of Granite...
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Robert L. Resinger

July 27, 1955 - September 4, 2015

Robert L. Resinger, 60, of House Springs, Missouri passed away at 4:47 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. He was born July 27, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a printer for many years and enjoyed history and science fiction. He proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corp. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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John Glen Duncan

March 4, 1934 - August 29, 2015

John Glen Duncan, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Glen was born on March 4, 1934 in Bee Branch, AR, a son to the late John and Lillie (Mahon) Duncan. On November 7, 1992, Glen married June (Dudley)Becherer in St. Ann, MO. Glen was a dedicated Shriner of the Moolah Shrine and YOMA Unit in St. Louis, MO;...
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Cheryl Ann Mikolaszuk

February 3, 1958 - August 24, 2015

Cheryl Ann Mikolaszuk, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City. She was born February 3, 1958 in Granite City, the daughter of the late Francis and Carolyn (Goodisky) Przygoda. She retired in 2012 from the St. Louis City School District after many years of dedicated service as a high school...
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Jewell William Hall

August 19, 1924 - August 20, 2015

Jewell William Hall, 91 of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at The Fountains in Granite City. Jewell was born on August 19, 1924 in Walnut Ridge, AR; a son to the late Ralph and Janie (Madden) Hall. Jewell gave over 21 years of service to Commonwealth Foundries as a core setter and later went on to work for American Steel from until his retirement in 1982. Jewell was a...
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Norman Draper

January 2, 1929 - August 18, 2015

Norman Draper, age 86, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Relais Bonne Eau, Hospice House in Edwardsville, IL. Norman was born on January 2, 1929, in Madison, IL, a son to the late John W. Draper Sr. and Esther M. (Murdach) Draper. Norman was a Korean War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. On March 7, 1959...
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Geneva M. Hill

February 23, 1931 - August 16, 2015

Geneva M. Hill, 84, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Granite City. She was born February 23, 1931 in Grandin, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Sylvia (Parrish) Wood. She married Roy H. Hill in Clay County, Arkansas and he passed away on May 15, 1982. She and her late husband had owned and operated the Cloverleaf Confectionary in Madison. ...
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Linda Marie Morgan

November 26, 1951 - August 16, 2015

Linda Marie Morgan, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born November 26, 1951 in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of Evelyn M. (Miller) Thompson of Granite City, Illinois and the late William Dale Jones. She married Gary Alan Morgan on August 6, 1970 in Mitchell and he survives. She was a...
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Sharon Theresa Hawkins

November 30, 1938 - August 15, 2015

Sharon Theresa Hawkins, age 76, of Edwardsville, IL, lost her battle with a long illness and fell asleep in death surrounded by her loved ones at the Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL, on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Sharon was born on November 30, 1938 in Highland, IL, a daughter to the late Joseph and MayBelle (Dickhut) Flynn. Sharon was known for her love of animals, for being...
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Melissa Cardin

August 22, 1979 - August 13, 2015

Melissa "Lisa" Cardin, 35 of Overland, MO formerly of Granite City passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Lisa was born on August 22, 1979 in Belleville, IL a daughter to Sammy and Mary (Oberlender) Cardin Scott. Lisa worked as a housekeeper at the Econo Lodge in Woodson Terrace, MO. She loved animals and spending time with her family and friends. She will be...
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Irma Margaret Picker

June 29, 1928 - August 11, 2015

Irma Margaret Picker, 87, of St. Louis, Missouri and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:52 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra, Illinois. She was born June 29, 1928 in Granite City, the daughter of the late William Henry Fred and Henrietta Pauline (Kahle) Branding. She had many years of service as a nursing home administrator and...
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Otis G. Gosnell

January 26, 1936 - August 11, 2015

Otis G. "Bud" Gosnell, 79 of Granite City passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Bud was born on January 26, 1936 in Granite City; a son of the late Otis E. and Gladys (Lowe) Gosnell. Bud was a long time self employed realtor and owner and operator of BMS Construction specializing in residential and commercial construction. He was a member of the Granite...
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Beverly L. Michel

February 23, 1932 - August 9, 2015

Beverly L. Michel (Maurer), age 83, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Sunday August 9, 2015. Beverly was born on February 23, 1932 in Jennings, MO, a daughter to the late Edwin and Olga (Reinhart) Maurer. Beverly is preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Maurer. On January 3, 1953, Beverly married Ray Michel; the love of her life in Jennings, MO. They were happily married for 62 years....
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George F. Moore

February 20, 1927 - August 8, 2015

George F. Moore, 88 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. George was born on February 20, 1927 in Granite City; the son of the late George F. and Louella (McKinney) Moore Sr. George was a computer programming supervisor for the U.S. government and a U.S. Navy WW II veteran where he earned a Victory Medal and an Asiatic Service Medal....
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Thomas Succarotte

September 16, 1944 - August 8, 2015

The very Reverend Arch Priest, Father Thomas Succarotte, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Father Tom was born on September 16, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware, a son to the late Francis and Olga (Herosik) Succarotte. On August 14, 1965, Tom married Tanya Button, the love of his life in Wilmington, DE. He had graduated from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University)...
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Timothy Burns

November 11, 1963 - August 7, 2015

Timothy "Burnzy" Burns, age 51, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Tim was born on November 11, 1963 in Granite City, IL, a son to Larry Burns Sr. and Patsy (Hasty) Burns of Piedmont, MO. Tim had worked for Petroff Trucking Company as a truck driver for many years. He was a Nascar fan, and he enjoyed dancing, singing karaoke and...
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Floyd D. Peterson, Jr.

June 3, 1961 - August 4, 2015

Floyd "Butch" D. Peterson, Jr., age 54, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Maryville, IL. Butch was born on June 3, 1961 in Granite City, IL, a son to Floyd "Butch" D. Peterson, Sr. and Sandi (Smothers) Peterson of Collinsville, IL. Butch graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL and then attended law school and Graduated from St. Louis...
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John J. Straubinger

September 16, 1923 - August 4, 2015

John J. Straubinger, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:03 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born September 16, 1923 in Granite City, a son of the late Jacob B. and Mary (Kreher) Straubinger. He married Theresa Antonette (Berndt) Straubinger on November 25, 1948 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Maplewood, Missouri and she passed...
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Zachary Alyn Kibort

October 13, 1994 - August 3, 2015

Zachary Alyn "Zack" Kibort, 20, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015. He was born on October 13, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri, the precious son of Keith Alyn and Debra Kay (Jones) Kibort. He was a 2013 graduate of Granite City High School where he had been very active with the Jazz Band, Warriors Marching Band, Warrior Voices and was in the senior play. He was a...
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Barbara Hutson

April 5, 1941 - August 2, 2015

Barbara Hutson, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Barbara was born on April 5, 1941, in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Donald Sisson Sr. and Myrtle (Stallings) Sisson On July 4, 1959, Barbara married Richard, the love of her life in Coffen, IL and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2012. She was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church,...
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Leaounda Johnson

February 14, 1922 - August 2, 2015

Leaounda Johnson, 93 of St. Charles, MO, formerly of Granite City passed away at her home on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Leaounda was born on February 14, 1922 in Biggers, AR; a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Etta Lea (McElmurry) Deaver. She was an elementary school teacher for over 40 years and taught school throughout Illinois retiring from Parkview School in Granite City in 1979. Leaounda was...
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Russell S. Pace

February 6, 1956 - August 2, 2015

Russell S. Pace, 59, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis. He was born February 6, 1956 in St. Louis, a son of Bertha (Edwards) Pace of Collinsville and the late Alfred O. Pace. He married Belinda R. (McGee) Pace on November 16, 1991 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. He was the owner and operator of...
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Abigail Ruth McElroy

June 27, 1998 - July 31, 2015

Abigail Ruth "Abby" McElroy, 17, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born June 27, 1998 in Maryville, Illinois, the precious daughter of Marshall L. and Debbie S. (Henson) McElroy. Abby was in her senior year at Granite City High School. She was planning to attend the University of North Texas to...
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Charles Ross Halbrook

March 14, 1930 - July 29, 2015

Charles Ross Halbrook, age 85, lifelong resident of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Ross was born on March 14, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Connie and Thelma ( Ross) Halbrook. Ross was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marines. On August 13, 1952, Ross married Judy Kimura,...
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Leonard F. Svoboda

May 8, 1939 - July 27, 2015

Leonard F. Svoboda, 76 of Branchburg, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015. Leonard was born on May 8, 1939 in Glen Carbon, the son of the late Frank and Rose (Sedlacek) Svoboda. After graduating from high school, he served in the US Army for two years. Leonard married Sharon Malone on August 26, 1961, they shared a devoted life together in Granite City and Glen Carbon until her passing in...
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Jesse Ray Moore

July 3, 1938 - July 25, 2015

Jesse Ray Moore, 77, of Maryville, Illinois passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his home. He was born July 3, 1938 in Benton, Illinois, a son of the late Charles Dwight and Bonnie (Shaw) Moore. He married Diane M. (Kuebel) Moore on June 14, 1969 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Caseyville and she survives. He had worked many years as an exceptionally gifted salesman...
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Dorothy Mae Serwatka

December 4, 1929 - July 25, 2015

Dorothy Mae Serwatka, 85, of Fairmont City, Illinois passed away at 12:17 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born December 4, 1929 in Madison, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Beroskey) Urban. She married Stanley F. Serwatka on November 27, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madison and he survives. She was a homemaker and...
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John Karoly

February 10, 1925 - July 24, 2015

John Karoly, 90, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born February 10, 1925 in Madison, a son of the late Gligorg and Evdokia (Vafiadis) Karoly. Mr. Karoly was a Granite City business man. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Hamilton) Karoly; son and daughter-in-law, David and Erin Karoly of Breckenridge, Colorado; two grandchildren, Andrew Karoly...
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Daniel Joseph McCullough, Jr.

December 14, 1983 - July 22, 2015

Daniel Joseph "Danny" McCullough Jr., 32, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:16 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born December 14, 1983 in Granite City. He had worked as a laborer in general construction and enjoyed listening to music, grilling, fishing and drawing. He had a special love of his family and cherished his brothers...
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Mary Rose Long

August 2, 1926 - July 20, 2015

Mary Rose Long, 88, of Worden, Illinois passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born August 2, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Blakeney and Mollie (Bennett) Adams. She married Gerald L. Long on May 20, 1948 in St. Louis and he passed away on June 10, 1990. She was a loving homemaker whom was dedicated to her family...
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Joyce Laverne Roady

July 20, 1931 - July 19, 2015

Joyce Laverne Roady, born in Fidelity Township, Illinois on July 20, 1931 passed away on July 19, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. Joyce married Alda Berniece (nee Greene) on July 1, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Granite City, Ill. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2007. He was employed at National Lead Co. in Granite City for 27 years, retiring in...
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Clay Parker, Jr.

May 10, 1936 - July 19, 2015

Lavern "Clay" Parker Jr., 79, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:02 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born May 10, 1936 in Salem, Missouri, the son of the late Lavern Clay and Wilma Lucille (Jacobs) Parker Sr. He married Marilyn Ruth (Koenig) Parker on May 17, 1958 at Trinity Methodist Church in Granite City and she...
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Irene Kovach

July 28, 1926 - July 18, 2015

Irene Kovach, 88 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville. Irene was born on July 28, 1926 in Madison, IL; a daughter to the late George and Alice (Vanyo) Plafcan. Irene was a cafeteria worker at Granite City Steel, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City where she was...
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Shirley L. Hoover

July 17, 1940 - July 18, 2015

Shirley Lavern Hoover, 75 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on July 17, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, MO; a daughter to the late Franklin and Agnes (McCully) Goza. Shirley was a life long homemaker, mom and wife. She loved her family and enjoyed spending together. She will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special...
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Doris Lee

December 3, 1933 - July 18, 2015

Doris J. "Suni" Lee, age 81, of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, IL. Suni was born on December 3, 1933 in Herrin, IL, a daughter to the late Ben and Nora (Emery) Mitchell. On March 3, 1981, Suni married Robert Lee and he preceded Suni in death on October 22, 2008. She was a faithful member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church and was a member of the...
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Lorena Huebner

September 1, 1930 - July 17, 2015

Lorena Huebner, 84, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Lorena was born on September 1, 1930 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late August and Verna (Markley) Huebner. She was a faithful and dedicated member of First Assembly of God Church, Granite City, IL. Lorena was also a member of Minerva Women's Club. Lorena had...
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Anne M. Miller

August 28, 1917 - July 17, 2015

Anne M. Miller, 97, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015 at her home. She was born August 28, 1917 in Granite City. She married William Lester Miller on July 17, 1944 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church and he passed away on August 11, 1983. She had worked for Berrards in St. Louis, Missouri for many years as a seamstress. She was a dedicated...
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Glenn Joseph Gibson

October 28, 1931 - July 17, 2015

Glenn Joseph Gibson, 83, of Granite City, IL, born October 28, 1931 in Hannibal, Missouri, passed away July 17, 2015 at Rosewood Rehab Center, in Edwardsville, IL. Glenn was a retired twenty year veteran, joining the Air Force in 1947, where he worked on the first American made fighter jet, the F-4 at March Air Force Base in California. Glenn wanted to travel the world, so in 1951 he joined the...
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Kenneth C. Cann

September 22, 1934 - July 15, 2015

Kenneth C. Cann, age 80, of Calverton Park, MO, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Ken was born on September 22, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Leslie and Esther (Walker) Cann. Ken was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He graduated from Bradley University in Peoria,...
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Zachery M. Boland

April 30, 1996 - July 15, 2015

Zachery M. Boland, age 19, of Mitchell, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Pontoon Beach, IL. Zach was born on April 30, 1996 in Clayton, MO, a son to Michael and Cynthia (Randall) Boland. Zach graduated from Granite City High School in 2014. During his high school years he played on the soccer, baseball and hockey teams. Also during high school he played on the Granite Hockey Club....
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Carolyn L. McReynolds

August 10, 1954 - July 14, 2015

Carolyn L. McReynolds, 60, of Caseyville, Illinois passed away at Memorial Hospital in Belleville on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was born August 10, 1954 in Gideon, Missouri, the daughter of Lina (Fox) Berry of Alhambra and the late Wilburn D. Berry. She married Robert McReynolds on November 10, 1994 in Fairmont City and he passed away on March 5, 2014. She had worked for River Bend...
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Deloris M. Scaturro

February 12, 1928 - July 13, 2015

Deloris M. Scaturro, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born February 12, 1928 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Leonard and Bertha (Cochran) Plummer. She married Leo Scaturro on December 19, 1947 at the St. Phillips Catholic Church in East St. Louis and he survives. She was an...
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Grant H. Harbison

March 15, 1928 - July 12, 2015

Grant H. Harbison, 87, of Cahokia and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. He was born March 15, 1928 in Granite City, the son of the late Grant Houston and Verna (Sutton) Harbison. He was the owner and operator of Harbison Trim Shop. He was a devoted member and Past Master of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #835 and a proud...
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