Our Obituaries

Dorothy Marie Forsee

February 26, 1925 - May 19, 2017

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Dorothy M. Forsee

February 26, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Dorothy M. Forsee, nee Huskamp, 92, of Freeburg, formerly of Belleville, Illinois, born on February 26, 1925, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Forsee was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7980 in Millstadt, Illinois. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all...
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Lewis R. Scott

October 21, 2004 - May 16, 2017

Lewis R. Scott III, 12, of Jacksonville, Florida, born on October 21, 2004 in Orlando, Florida, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Lewis was a joyful child who loved life and his family. He enjoyed swimming, playing baseball, basketball and Xbox Live, traveling to the beach and spending time with his cousins and friends. He earned a purple belt in karate...
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Sondra Y. Kramer

March 14, 1935 - May 15, 2017

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Jayne M. Klein

October 4, 1942 - May 15, 2017

Jayne Marie Klein, 74, nee Valine, born on October 4, 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away at deGreeff Hospice House, St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Mrs. Klein retired at Dupo High School in 1997 after more than 30 years of teaching. Jayne was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and cooking, but her most precious moments were those spent with...
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Mary K. Hill

February 3, 1933 - May 8, 2017

Mary K. Hill, nee Wachter, 84 of Belleville, Il. , born February 3, 1933 in E. St. Louis, Il., died May 8, 2017 at the Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Hill attended the Villa Hills Baptist Church in Belleville. She was formerly employed by Ultra Life Laboratories and Kmart in Belleville, Il. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, a member of the PTA and the gathering place for the boys...
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Kenneth L. Vaughn

April 27, 1922 - May 3, 2017

Kenneth L. Vaughn, USAF (retired), 95, of Belleville, Illinois, born on April 27, 1922 in Lisbon, Ohio, passed away on May 3, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side.Mr. Vaughn proudly served his country throughout a distinguished military career. In 1940 he enlisted as a Private in the Army and retired in 1968 as a Colonel in the Air Force. He was a decorated WWII combat veteran...
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Sandra Kolman

October 25, 1948 - May 1, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" Kolman, nee Bush, 68, of Belleville, Illinois, born on October 25, 1948 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on May 1, 2017 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home in Mascoutah, Illinois. Mrs. Kolman was an avid music lover and book enthusiast. She enjoyed gardening, being humorous and playing Mrs. Claus at Dupo grade school for many years, but her greatest moments were those spent with her...
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Evelyn Jeanette Read

June 4, 1920 - April 20, 2017

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Evelyn Jeanette Read

June 4, 1920 - April 20, 2017

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Florence Lilian Tolar

January 2, 1919 - April 19, 2017

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William E. Lawrence

January 15, 1920 - April 17, 2017

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Judith Hoerr

October 13, 1941 - April 15, 2017

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Judith Talbot Hoerr

October 13, 1941 - April 15, 2017

NASHVILLE- Judith Talbot Hoerr, 75, of Nashville passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Friendship Manor Heatlhcare Center in Nashville.She was born October 13, 1941 in Belleville, a daughter of Clarence and Clara (nee Roth) Talbot. Judy was raised on a farm near Freeburg and attended Freeburg schools graduating from Freeburg High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in...
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Audrey A. GUETTERMAN

November 27, 1934 - April 13, 2017

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Emma Lou Christine Poppe

July 22, 1928 - April 13, 2017

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Audrey A. Guetterman

November 27, 1934 - April 13, 2017

Audrey A., nee Gerlach, Guetterman, 82, born November 27, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her Belleville, residence.Audrey was a retired Ward Clerk for St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Charles P. Gerlach and Ina L., nee Avery, Jondro and her sisters, Jeane (Otis) Carver and Janet Helbig...
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Richard Ebersohl

January 27, 1939 - April 4, 2017

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Ellen Elizabeth Paule

January 26, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Ellen Elizabeth Paule, 81, born January 26, 1936 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IllinoisMiss Paule retired from St. Clair Courthouse as a Switchboard Operator after 42 ½ years of service where she met many of her lifelong friends. She loved being with friends and traveling. Miss Paule loved sitting on the front porch with her...
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Cari Ann Bowen

October 5, 1978 - March 28, 2017

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Mary K. Deatherage

November 7, 1958 - March 27, 2017

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Olean Tochtrop

January 14, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Olean Tochtrop, nee Pulley, 91, of Freeport, Illinois, born on January 14, 1926 in Cumberland City, Tennessee, passed away on March 23, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Center. Mrs. Tochtrop is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Fione, nee Goodwin, Pulley; her husband, Marvin Tochtrop; one son, Roger Tochtrop; her four brothers; and her five sisters. Surviving to cherish her memory are her...
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Ruth C. Kohlenberger

November 22, 1920 - March 8, 2017

Ruth Kohlenberger died Wednesday afternoon at Bria Healthcare Center in Cahokia Ill. She was the oldest daughter of Herman and Mary Julius and survived her husband, Henry Warren Kohlenberger, her oldest daughter, Nancy Lee Kohlenberger Williams, her son, Ronald Lee Kohlenberger and grandson Mark Lee Williams. She is survived by her youngest daughter, Bonnie Sue Kohlenberger Kohl of Las Vegas, Nev...
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Eunice Audrey Huch

August 17, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Eunice A. Huch, 86, of Belleville, Illinois, born on August 17, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, Illinois with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Huch was an avid bowler for more than 50 years and became a member of the Belleville Women's Association Bowling Hall of Fame. She enjoyed being at the Lake of Egypt, skiing, and watching...
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Donald H. McCann

February 12, 1929 - March 3, 2017

Donald Hugh McCann age 88 of Belleville, IL. Born February 12, 1929 in E. St. Louis, IL, died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital Belleville, Illinois.Mr. McCann retired from National Lead Co. (Tara Corp.) in St. Louis, MO after 47 years. He also worked for the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mr. McCann graduated from Belleville West High school in Belleville, IL. He was...
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Vera A. Wiesen

October 30, 1925 - March 2, 2017

Vera A. Wiesen, nee Denny, 91 born October 30, 1925 in Desoto, Missouri, passed peacefully away surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Four Fountains Nursing Home, Belleville, Illinois.Vera was employed for many years as a cook in the Belleville at The Capitol Restaurant, 114 Club, and Karen's Bar and Grill plus the many different name changes at these restaurants.She enjoyed...
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Terry Lee Seaman

February 15, 1963 - March 2, 2017

Terry Lee Seaman, 54, of Belleville passed away suddenly Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence.He was born January 15, 1963 in East St. Louis, Illinois, preceded in death by his parents Henry Seaman and Patricia (Carl R.) Henderson.Mr. Seaman worked at Scott Airforce Base for over 15 years.Surviving are his daughter, Nikki Seaman; grandchildren, Madison Trujillo and Makylie Trujillo; two...
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Barbara Jean Cable

January 26, 1933 - February 26, 2017

Barbara J. Cable, nee McVey, 84, of Cahokia, Illinois, born on January 26, 1933 in Herrin, Illinois passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 26, 2017 with her family by her side. Barbara retired from Scott Air Force Base as a medical recorder after many years. She was an avid reader and talented seamstress. She enjoyed yard sales and her friends, but her greatest moments were those...
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Edna M. Gribler

February 7, 1926 - February 24, 2017

Edna M. Gribler, nee Juengel, 91, of Belleville, Illinois, born on February 7, 1926 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on February 24, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Gribler was always a busy woman, either selling Avon, gardening, or canning tomatoes. She sold her homegrown strawberries on a local route for many years. In Edna's earlier years, she belonged to The Mother's Club and was an apartment...
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William Bradley

March 3, 1934 - February 12, 2017

William "Carl" Bradley, 82, born March 3, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Carl was a retired Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force, retiring after 22 years of service in 1975. Carl was a member of Beacon Hope Church of God for over 20 years in Alabama and he was a member of the Crossview Assembly of...
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Denise Marie Conner

July 21, 1975 - February 11, 2017

Denise Marie Conner, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, born on July 21, 1975 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Denise bravely battled breast cancer for more than a year. After her diagnosis, she lived her life to the fullest by traveling to Mexico and Las Vegas. Denise loved life and was always laughing. She enjoyed St. Louis...
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Herman Lee Parker

December 14, 1940 - February 10, 2017

Herman Parker, 76, of Las Vegas Nevada, passed away Friday, February 10th.Herman was born at his home on December 14th, 1940 in East Prairie, Missouri to Samuel Bryles and Evelyn, nee Mayabb, Parker. He attended Cahokia High School and received Bachelors, Masters and Specialist degrees from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Herman enjoyed a long career as a high school auto body teacher,...
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Ricky G. Keller

April 17, 1968 - February 6, 2017

Ricky G. Keller, Jr., 48, of Collinsville, Illinois, born on April 17, 1968 in Roanoke, Va., passed away on February 6, 2017 at his home in Collinsville, Ill.Mr. Keller was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors. He loved winemaking and cooking, as well as watching Looney Tunes and The Three Stooges. Ricky was a kid at heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him....
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Betty J. Thorpe

March 15, 1928 - February 4, 2017

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Joel A. Berner

February 2, 1942 - January 28, 2017

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John F. Kozonasky

December 27, 1950 - January 28, 2017

John "Koz" F. Kozonasky, 66, died Jan. 28, 2017, peacefully at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 27, 1950, in Trenton, New Jersey, to John M. and Hazel Ruth (Coonrod) Kozonasky. He married Claudia McGinnis on Sept. 7, 1984, in Alton, Illinois, and she survives.John was a member of the Cherry Street Baptist Church. He was active in the Boy Scouts before earning...
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Marian Austin Foppe

April 28, 1937 - January 28, 2017

Marian A. Foppe, nee Moss, 79, of Belleville, Illinois, born on April 28, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on January 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Foppe was a secretary for Atlas Enamel, St. Louis, Missouri and Miles Reporting Company. Marian was a longtime member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois. She was a loving and dedicated wife,...
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Virgil L. Saul

May 2, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Virgil L. Saul, 96, born on May, 2, 1920 in Jacob, Illinois, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Illinois. Mr. Saul proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1942-1945. He retired from Allied Chemical Company in East St. Louis after 50 years as welder. Virgil was a longtime resident of Belleville and a member of St....
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Valerie C. Broers

September 10, 1929 - January 25, 2017

Valerie C. Broers passed away January 25, 2017. Born Valerie Devine in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mervin and Ethel (Kalal) Devine, Big Val was indomitable, a force to be reckoned with, and her family is bereft without their matriarch. Valerie, who was her high school's valedictorian, attended Wittenberg College and later earned a nursing degree after she raised her four daughters. She was a bridge...
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Janet Gail Sloan

December 31, 1949 - January 22, 2017

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Robin L. Porch

September 8, 1954 - January 21, 2017

Robin L. Porch, nee Carner, 62, born August 8, 1954 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence in Belleville, Illinois. Robin was a retired registered nurse with Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed reading and the times spent with her grandchildren. With Trump as President, Canada wasn't far enough, so she moved to Heaven. Memorials in Robin's...
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Mark E. Olson

February 26, 1960 - January 19, 2017

Mark Edward Olson, 56, born February 26, 1960 in Rockford, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Veterans Administration Hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri with family by his side. Mark retired as an Aircraft Technician with Boeing, He was a life member of the VFW, Highland, Illinois. He loved golfing, walking the Beach, and most importantly, spending time with...
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Harold C. Benne, Sr.

January 12, 1932 - January 18, 2017

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Earl Keller

August 8, 1921 - January 16, 2017

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Earl Keller

August 8, 1921 - January 16, 2017

Earl Keller Jr., 95, born August 8, 1921 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois.Mr. Keller was a retired welder. He was a life time member of Villa Hills Baptist Church, Belleville, Illinois. Mr. Keller served in the United States Army during WW II.Mr. Keller is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 73 years, Faye...
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Charles Stegmeyer

October 7, 1941 - January 15, 2017

Charles H. Stegmeyer, 75, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 7, 1941 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones.Mr. Stegmeyer graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1959 and from Washington University in 1963. He was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team and of the...
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Joseph Edward Traiteur

September 15, 1921 - January 11, 2017

Joseph E. Traiteur Sr., 95, of Waterloo, Ill., born on September 15, 1921 in Centreville, Ill., died on Jan. 11, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center, in Freeburg, Ill. with his loving family at his side.Mr. Traiteur proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, 3rd Division under Patton in the Battle of the Bulge as a Tank Gunner 2736 in the 13th Armored Division. Joseph was...
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Nancy Elaine Smith

February 15, 1932 - January 9, 2017

Nancy E. Smith, nee Walter, 84, of Cahokia, Illinois, born on February 15, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri died on January 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side. Nancy was always known for her fun-loving personality, for everywhere she went, children of all ages were drawn to her. She loved exploring and learning new things through her electronic devices. Nancy found joy in...
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Margaret HASTINGS

April 28, 1923 - January 6, 2017

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Mary J. Mcgowan

June 12, 1923 - January 6, 2017

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James D. Griffin

June 13, 1946 - January 6, 2017

James Dale Griffin, 70, born June 13, 1946 in St. Louis, MO, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at St. Anthony Hospital, St. Louis, MO.James was retired after 15 years of service as jailer for Monroe County, he was also, a Police Officer for Old Valmeyer and Waterloo Departments. He was a member of FOP. (Fraternal Order of Police). James was also, a United States Navy Veteran.James was...
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Margaret Hastings

April 28, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Margaret Hastings, 93 of Belleville, Illinois, born April 28, 1923 in Marissa, Illinois passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Discovery Village in Ft. Myers, FL, near her daughter.Mrs. Hastings was a Civil Service employee at Scott Air Force Base for eight years where she met her husband. In later years, she worked at Memorial Convalescent Center for 20 years. She was a member of First United...
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Mary Juanita McGowan

June 12, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Mary Juanita McGowan, nee Taylor, 93, of Belleville, Illinois, born, June 12, 1923, in Cairo, Illinois, passed away, Friday, January 6, 2017, at her home, in Belleville, Illinois. Mary was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She was very creative and enjoyed various arts and crafts project. She was great at jewelry making, cooking, and scrapbooking as well. Mary was a loving mom, grandma, and...
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Walter J. Miller

February 7, 1939 - January 5, 2017

COLLINSVILLE- Walter J. Miller Jr., 77, of Collinsville passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Liberty Village in Maryville.He was born February 7, 1939 in Johnston City the son of Walter J. and Julia L. (nee Barron) Miller. He married Dolores Wilson.Surviving are his wife, Dolores "Dee Dee" Miller of Collinsville; sons Walter "Skip" (Amanda) Miller of Collinsville and James (Lori) Brown of...
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Norma L. RAINS

January 1, 2017

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Evelyn P. JARVIS

May 8, 1925 - January 1, 2017

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Evelyn P. Jarvis

May 8, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Evelyn P. Jarvis, née Vinson, passed away May 8, 2017 on her 92nd birthday. Evelyn was born May 8, 1925 in Golconda, Illinois to Thomas and Myrtle Vinson. After she raised her six children, she was employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, Illinois in the housekeeping department until her retirement. Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Thompson, who passed away...
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Dorothy C. LePere

June 25, 1917 - January 1, 2017

Dorothy C. LePere, nee Turner, 99, of Belleville, Illinois, born on June 25, 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with her family by her side. Dorothy was a longtime member and quilter at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoyed vacationing, working on mailings at the Senior Center and canning fruits and vegetables. She was a wonderful...
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Lucille BEQUETTE

January 1, 2017

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Donald T. Davis

July 31, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Donald "Don" Taft Davis, Sr., 76 born July 31, 1940 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Memorial hospital Belleville, Illinois.Don was a retired miner for Pea Body Coal Mine. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a member of the Fisherman Ambassadors. Don was preceded in death by his parents, William T., and Nina, nee Beuttner Davis; a brother, Eugene (Ethel)...
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Lillian B. Johnson

December 26, 1917 - January 1, 2017

Lillian B. Johnson, 99, of Marissa, Illinois, born on December 26, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away on March 21, 2017 at Sparta Regional Hospital. Lillian was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In her younger years, she canned vegetables and made homemade rootbeer. She was a woman of faith who taught Sunday school for many years. She loved to sing and play the piano with...
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Carl E. Richardson

July 9, 1930 - January 1, 2017

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Charles G. SCHAEFFER

June 21, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Charles George Schaeffer, 88, born June 21, 1929 in Freeburg, Illinois passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Mr. Schaeffer was a retired Operating Engineer. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War on The U.S.S. Sicily.Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Schaeffer,...
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Elton Gauch

September 24, 1932 - January 1, 2017

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Barbara Ann Stallings

January 31, 1942 - January 1, 2017

Barbara Ann Stallings, nee Bosse, 75, born January 31, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, Illinois.Barbara was a retired secretary with Belleville Bel-O sales and service. Barbara graduated from Belleville Township High School. She was an avid Cardinal Fan, she enjoyed doing crafts and gardening, her joy was spending...
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Bobby G. Jones

October 9, 1933 - January 1, 2017

Bobby G. Jones, 83, of Belleville, Illinois, born on October 9, 1933 in Rice, Illinois, passed away on February 11, 2017 at St. James Living Center with his loving family by his side. Mr. Jones retired from Granite City Steel after 30 years. After realizing retirement wasn't for him, he worked for Farm Service in Oakdale, Illinois for 15 years. Bobby enjoyed fishing, foxhunting and raising...
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Ethel Hudgens

March 8, 1948 - January 1, 2017

Ethel "SanDee" Hudgens, nee Swift, 68, of Dupo, Illinois, formerly of Cahokia, Illinois, born March 8, 1948, in Doniphan, Missouri, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at her residence. SanDee operated DJs Donuts in Cahokia, IL and was known as the "Donut Lady". She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Cahokia and was a former member of the UAW. She was preceded in death...
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Nancy J. Martin

July 16, 1942 - January 1, 2017

Nancy J. Martin, nee Herbeck, 74, born July 16, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Swansea Nursing and Rehab, Swansea, Illinois.Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth, nee Martinelli, Herbeck and her siblings, Bob Herbeck, Cliff Herbeck, Dick Herbeck, Barney Herbeck and Alberta Monroe.Surviving are her husband, Arthur Martin; children...
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Edward F. Murphy

October 5, 1928 - January 1, 2017

Edward F. Murphy, 88, of Belleville, ILL., born Oct. 5, 1928 in Franks, Mo. passed away on Jan. 26, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Mr. Murphy was President and CEO of Modern Motors of Belleville for 56 years. His professional associations were many, which included the Showman's League of America, St. Louis Chapter, which he served as their Treasurer for 26 years and established their...
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James R. Lewis

March 9, 1953 - January 1, 2017

James R. Lewis, 63, born March 9, 1953 in Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his residence in Belleville, Illinois.James was a retired Conductor for Amtrak Railroad. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 5, Jefferson City, Missouri and the Elks Lodge #513 in Jefferson City, Missouri. James loved golfing and fishing, but his passion was fly...
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Lenore T. BLUNT

June 11, 1927 - January 1, 2017

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Angie Riddle

March 6, 1970 - January 1, 2017

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Mildred Yarbrough

March 30, 1918 - January 1, 2017

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Betty Gordon

January 19, 1928 - January 1, 2017

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Angela Darlene Riddle

March 6, 1970 - January 1, 2017

Angela Darlene Riddle, nee Brown, 46, born March 6, 1970 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her residence in South Roxana, Illinois.Angela worked for World Wide Technologies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She lived for her family.Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin M. and Billie Jean, nee Lincoln, Brown, Jr.; Surviving...
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Betty V. Gordon

January 19, 1928 - January 1, 2017

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Roger Grah

May 11, 1929 - December 31, 2016

Roger Ellis Grah, 87, born May 11, 1929 in Chester, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his residence in Belleville, IllinoisRoger was a retired sheet metal worker. He was a member of the Local 268 Sheet Metal Workers, the V.F.W. Chester, Illinois, the P.S.O.P., and the Hardee's Breakfast Club. Roger enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid Cardinal fan and he...
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Bernice Thompson

December 19, 1925 - December 29, 2016

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Wanda Colgate

September 3, 1931 - December 28, 2016

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Joy E. SCHMIDT

July 11, 1930 - December 25, 2016

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Shirley M. Parris

January 26, 1937 - December 22, 2016

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Shirley M. Parris

January 26, 1937 - December 22, 2016

Shirley Mac Parris, nee Wuellner, 79 born January 26, 1937 in Lawrence County, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Four Fountains Nursing Home, Belleville, IllinoisShirley was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Carl Parris, Jr., the love of her life and her parents, Daniel Henry and Mildred Ora, nee Layman, Wuellner.Surviving are her loving and devoted daughters, Carla...
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Sarah Gesiriech

June 18, 1934 - December 21, 2016

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James J. Schneider

April 3, 1957 - December 21, 2016

James Jude Schneider, 59, born April 3, 1957 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Mercy Hospital, Creve Coeur, Missouri.James was a Cement Mason, he was a member of the Cement Mason Local 90 , the 1st Baptist Church, O'Fallon, Illinois where he was involved in the life group. James loved the outdoors, he enjoyed nature and gardening. His most precious...
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Betty J. Harper

March 27, 1934 - December 18, 2016

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Jean J. Morris

January 26, 1936 - December 13, 2016

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Shirley Crisler

November 25, 1932 - December 13, 2016

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Helen J. Szakacsi

February 3, 1926 - December 11, 2016

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Ramona M. SCHIELD

July 6, 1930 - December 10, 2016

Ramona "Nonie" Maxine (nee Kinder) Schield, 86, of Belleville passes away December 10, 2016 peacefully in her sleep at Swansea Rehabilitation and Health Care in Center in Swansea following a sudden and rapid decline in health. Her heart simply could no longer supply her intense desire to continue living, loving, and giving. Ramona, better known as "Nonie" to friends and family will be remembered...
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Robert E. Tyler

June 9, 1948 - December 6, 2016

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Shirley O. Dingler

March 24, 1929 - December 6, 2016

Shirley O. Dingler, 87, was born on March 24, 1929 and died on December 6, 2016. She retired from Monsanto Company in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Dingler, parents Thelma and Gilbert Armstrong, sister Colleen Ferguson and brother James G. Armstrong. She is survived by her sister JoAnn Hejna of St. Charles, brother-in-law Eugene Ferguson of Hilton Head, South Carolina,...
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Robert Ernest Rose

April 24, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
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Joseph Edward Southard

February 21, 1936 - November 28, 2016

Joseph Edward Southard Jr., 80, of Smithton, IL, passed away November 28, 2016 at HSHS St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.He was born February 21, 1936 in East St. Louis a son of Joseph and Anna Alex Southard Sr. He married Esperanza Ledezma.Surviving are his wife, Esperanza Southard; son, Michael Southard; daughter, Gloria Hubbs; three grandsons, Taran, Charles, and Devin.Mr. Southard was...
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Clarice Murl Hudson

March 10, 1923 - November 28, 2016

Clarice M. Hudson, 93, of O'Fallon, IL (formerly of Belleville) passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL. She was born March 10, 1923 in West Blocton, Alabama.Clarice worked at Graphic World as a Proofreader for 18 years. In her free time she loved to garden, spend time with family and travel "home" to Alabama and the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and...
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Jean M. SCHNEIDER

June 26, 1929 - November 27, 2016

Jeannine "Jean" Marie Schneider, 87 born June 26, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IllinoisJean retired in 1991 from St. Elizabeth Hospital as an Assistant Administrator - Accountant after employment of 44 years at the hospital. Jean traveled extensively; she was artistically talented in decorating, cakes, cookies, gift wrapping...
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Patricia A. McClane

March 26, 1947 - November 25, 2016

Patricia A. McClane, nee Clements, 69 born, March 26, 1947 in Cumberland City, Tenn, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois with her family at her side.Patricia retired in 2009 from Environmental Services from Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. She also, worked for St Elizabeth's Hospital and Children's Hospital.Patricia was preceded in death by...
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Judith Spors

September 17, 1946 - November 22, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Gardens of Memory.
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James A. Newman

October 31, 1959 - November 17, 2016

James A. Newman, II, 57, of Belleville, Ill., born October 31, 1959 in Belleville, passed away on Nov. 17, 2016 at his residence.Mr. Newman retired as Master Chief from the United States Navy, having served his country during Desert Storm. Jim earned a Master's Degree in botany. His passion for horticulture and landscaping was exemplified through his dedication to the plant and nursery...
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Marilyn R. Cannady

November 19, 1939 - November 16, 2016

Marilyn Roberta Cannady, nee Huntley, 76, of Swansea, Ill., born Nov. 19, 1939 in DuQuoin, Ill. passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Marilyn married Richard Nov. 28, 1958. She was a Christian, a very exceptional loving wife, a caring loving mother for her children and a very excellent comfort to all her patients as a nurse for 40 years.She was loved by...
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LaToura A. Heck

August 31, 1924 - November 15, 2016

LaToura A. Heck, nee Adams, 92, of Belleville, Ill., born Aug. 31, 1924 in Paragould, Ark., passed away on Nov. 15, 2016 at her residence.Mrs. Heck was a registered nurse which she practiced at St. Louis City Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville. Her other community involvement included Past President of both...
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