Our Obituaries

James Russell Ramsey

November 10, 1949 - December 13, 2017

BELLEVILLE- James "Rambo" Russell Ramsey, 68, of Belleville passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 10, 1949 in Fairfield, OH a son of Ben F. and Marjorie (nee Medhurst) Ramsey.He is preceded in death by his parents.Surviving are his sisters, Janice (James) Johnston of Belleville, Yvonne (Raymond, deceased) Mann of Belleville, Juanita Ramsey of...
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Arthur Eugene Revis

November 25, 1948 - December 12, 2017

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Rosemary Roberts

February 19, 1930 - December 10, 2017

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Alexis Ryan White

January 14, 1979 - December 9, 2017

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Alex R. White

January 14, 1979 - December 9, 2017

Alex R. White, 38, of Millstadt, IL, born January 14, 1979 in Belleville, passed away December 9, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Alex, better known as "the hammer" by his buddies, worked in the construction field and was a member of Laborer's Local 459 in Belleville. He earned an Associate's Degree from Southwestern Illinois College. In his free time, he loved to hunt ducks, geese and deer as well as...
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Bennie Genaust

July 8, 1934 - December 8, 2017

Bennie L. Genaust, 83, of Belleville, passed away on December 8, 2017. He is the husband of Margaret Genaust, nee Monike, who survives. They were married February 6, 1955. He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law Janet Kay (Dean) Genaust CriddleMr. Genaust was a former newspaper delivery man with his own company, Ben's News. He was also a former Laidlaw Bus Driver for the Smithton...
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Norman Anthony White

February 20, 1953 - December 6, 2017

Norman Anthony White, age 64, of Belleville, died suddenly in his home on December 6, 2017. Norman was an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at St Louis University. Born in New York City, Norm earned a bachelor's degree in history at Marist College in New York, and master's and doctorate degrees in criminology and criminal justice from the State University of New York at...
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Kenneth W. Bornert

January 2, 1942 - November 30, 2017

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Kenneth W. Bornert

January 2, 1942 - November 30, 2017

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Marlys Cima

September 9, 1953 - November 29, 2017

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Jerry L. Baum

February 1, 1937 - November 25, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Baum, age 80, of Belleville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25,2017. He is the husband of Marcia Baum, nee Nithman, who survives. Jerry is also survived by his children, Peggy Murray, Kenny (Judy) Baum, and Kevin (Beverly) Baum; grandchildren, Tom (Mandi) Graham, Jacob, Amber and Kyle Baum; a great-grandchild Mason Graham; a brother Urban (Mary Lou) Baum, a brother-in-law Charles ...
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Marie J. GOLD

December 22, 1923 - November 24, 2017

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Marie J. Gold

December 22, 1923 - November 24, 2017

Marie J. Gold, age 93, of Columbia, died November 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl J. Gold on January 1, 1990. She is survived by a son Carl (Loretta) Gold and preceded in death by a daughter Sherry J. Alexander. Marie is also survived by grandchildren Mike and Pam Gold, Dawn Turnipseed and Deana (Bob) Nealon; great-grandchildren Chelsea (Daniel) Erickson, Tori Turnipseed,...
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Henry Daniel Van Hoose

December 5, 1942 - November 23, 2017

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Henry Daniel VanHoose

December 5, 1942 - November 23, 2017

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Henry D. Van Hoose

December 5, 1942 - November 23, 2017

Henry "Daniel" Van Hoose, Sr. was born December 5, 1942, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Nellie & Henry "Hank" Van Hoose, and died at home on Thursday, November 23, 2017, with his loving wife, Jeanne by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hank & Nellie Mae Van Hoose and an infant sister, Donna Mae Van Hoose.Dan is survived by his wife, Jeanne (nee Hudson) , who he married on...
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Mary Alice May

May 19, 1930 - November 22, 2017

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Jessica A. Beek

June 1, 1975 - November 21, 2017

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Robert Reeves

March 26, 1971 - November 20, 2017

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Gary Alan Smithe

December 30, 1955 - November 14, 2017

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Gary Alan Smithe

December 30, 1955 - November 14, 2017

Gary Alan Smithe Sr., 61, of New Athens, passed away at his home on November 14, 2017. Gary was born December 30, 1955, a son of Glenn H Jr. and Mannie Smithe, nee Hunter. He is survived by his children, Gary A.(Lisa) Smithe Jr., Rachal (Donald) Caraway and Anthony Thomas Smithe; grandchildren Jackson and Jillian Smithe, Anaiya, Jayden and Evelyn Caraway; brothers and sisters, James (Janet) Shank...
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Sula K. Krawczyk

March 28, 1937 - November 14, 2017

BELLEVILLE- Sula Kay (nee VanCleve) Krawczyk, 80, of Belleville passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.She was born March 28, 1937 in Carbondale, a daughter of James E. and Alma Adkins VanCleve. She married Gerald R. Krawczyk on December 20, 1955. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2008.She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Ted...
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Linda Fricke

March 26, 1947 - November 5, 2017

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Billy Wayne Chamberlain

July 21, 1956 - October 27, 2017

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS- Billy Wayne Chamberlain Jr., 61, of Fairview Heights passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at his residence.He was born July 21, 1956 in St. Louis, MO a son of Billy Wayne and Beatrice Schirmer Chamberlain Sr. Surviving are his sisters, Beata (Dennis) Kelly, Connie Chamberlain, Cindy Chamberlain, and Cheryl (Richard) Erlinger; brothers, Wayne (Myla) Chamberlain, Alan Chamberlain...
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Nellie May Ross

May 27, 1933 - October 24, 2017

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Norman L. MAUL

June 28, 1924 - October 24, 2017

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Ruth M. Murphy

January 6, 1911 - October 24, 2017

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Norman L. MAUL

June 28, 1924 - October 24, 2017

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Elizabeth Marie Steiner

August 4, 1970 - October 20, 2017

CAHOKIA- Elizabeth Marie Steiner, 47, of Cahokia passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 with family by her side.She was born August 4, 1970 in Centreville, a daughter of Jesse W. and Joyce Marlene (nee Ford) Steiner. Surviving are her father, Jesse Steiner of Cahokia; three daughters, Megan (Lee) Stout of Waterloo, Rachel (Matthew) Heidenreich of St. Louis, Rebecca (Darrin Boyer) Juenger of...
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Max W. Edwards

February 7, 1942 - October 19, 2017

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Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker

July 6, 1919 - October 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE- Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker, 98, of Belleville passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Colonnade Senior Living Center in O'Fallon, IL.She was born July 6, 1919 in Belleville to Arthur J. and Mary E. (nee Koch) Belleville. She married John "Jack" Sutherland and he preceded her in death. She later married Leroy Schifferdecker and he also preceded her in death.She is preceded in...
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Judith K. Busche

September 7, 1943 - October 16, 2017

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Mark Clatterbuck

September 17, 1950 - October 11, 2017

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James L. Hight

May 12, 1950 - October 7, 2017

NASHVILLE- James "Jim" L. Hight, 67, of Nashville, IL passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg.He was born May 12, 1950 in St. Louis, MO a son of Hattie Carroll and Belle Zora (nee Dees) Hight. He married Beverly Hackstadt. She preceded him in death on October 17, 2013.He is also preceded in death by his parents.Surviving are his brother, Jerry (Karen) Hight of...
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Kenneth Gene Steinberg

April 13, 1945 - October 4, 2017

Kenneth Gene Steinberg, 72, born, April 13, 1945, in Belleville Illinois, passed away October 4, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to everyone he met. He possessed a hardworking and dedicated personality that was his driving force daily to enhance the lives of those around him. Kenneth proudly served his country in the United...
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Kenneth G. Steinberg

April 13, 1945 - October 4, 2017

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Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer

October 23, 1922 - October 4, 2017

Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer (nee Aldefer), 94, born, October 23, 1922 in O'Fallon, Illinois passed away, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, peacefully with her loving daughter by her side.Geraldine married the love of her life, John Edward Schotemeyer on May 4, 1953 and to this union brought one daughter, Barbara. She worked as a Tech order librarian at the Scott Air Force Base until her retirement. She...
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Joyce M. Edwards

June 28, 1944 - September 30, 2017

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Joyce M. Edwards

June 28, 1944 - September 30, 2017

Joyce (Snooks) Mary Edwards (nee Bopp) 73, of Swansea, IL, born June 28, 1944 in St. Louis MO, joined our Heavenly Father on September 30, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Center in Lebanon, IL. Joyce retired in 2011 after working 22 years for the DOD USAF Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. Joyce graduated from Zion Lutheran School in 1958 and was a 1962 graduate of Belleville Township High...
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Harold D. Reddish

January 15, 1933 - September 25, 2017

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Harold D. Reddish

January 15, 1933 - September 25, 2017

Harold "Hal" D. Reddish, Retired Lieutenant Colonel. 84, born January 14, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, Illinois. Committed to enlist in the United States Air Force (USAF) before graduation from high school in Columbus, Georgia, and entered the service on 15 June 1951. Proceeded by train to Lackland AFB, San Antonio,...
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Alice Louise Korte

December 12, 1929 - September 19, 2017

Alice L. Korte, 87, of Belleville, died Tuesday, September 19th, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was a homemaker and later a secretary for the Internal Revenue Service, a devout member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, Ladies Sodality, and Quilting group. Preceding her in death were her parents, Julius and Louise, nee Wilhelm, her husband Frank who she married...
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Patsy Ann Wittenbrink

September 28, 1933 - September 17, 2017

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Dennis M. PULCHER

October 10, 1948 - September 16, 2017

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Sandra Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

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Sandra Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

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Sandra Sue Daesch

March 8, 1946 - September 12, 2017

Sandra Sue Daesch, nee Bruss, 66 born March 8, 1946 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on September 12, 2017 at her residence in Belleville, IllinoisSandra retired after 22 years of service from St. Elizabeth's Hospital as an environmental specialist. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois.Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Raydean Daesch and her mother...
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William H. Santanello

April 9, 1938 - September 6, 2017

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William H. Santanello

April 9, 1938 - September 6, 2017

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Natalie Renee Gloeckner

December 19, 1958 - September 5, 2017

Natalie Renee Gloeckner (nee Furfaro), 58, of Cahokia Illinois, born, December 19, 1958 in Fort Ord, California, passed away, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Alton, Illinois with her loving family by her side.Natalie possessed a very compassionate, affectionate and caring personality. There are not enough positive words to describe the unforgettable marks she left on all who had the pleasure of...
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Vincent Williams

January 16, 1984 - September 1, 2017

Vincent Michael Williams, 33, born January 16, 1984 in Belleville, Illinois passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois with his family by his side.Vincent was a bouncer for Pop's Night Club and Concert Venue, Sauget, Illinois.Vincent was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Ethel Hemme and his paternal grandparents, Jessie Olen and Mary...
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Bryan Lee Bovinette

March 9, 1958 - August 31, 2017

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Dewain Edward Yearian

December 3, 1949 - August 28, 2017

Dewain Edward Yearian, 67, born, December 3, 1949 in East St Louis, Illinois, passed away, August 28, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Dewain was a 65 year survivor of diabetes and fought the disease with everything in his power. He was hard working and dedicated in various aspects of his life. He retired from City Bank as a clerk after almost...
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Marjorie Yvonne Dupee

December 27, 1935 - August 15, 2017

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Linda Sue Mc Craken

November 25, 1954 - August 13, 2017

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Helen Owens

December 14, 1923 - August 11, 2017

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Betty J. Todd

February 23, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Betty J. Todd, 88, born February 23, 1929 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.Miss. Todd retired as a sales representative with General Electric after 35 years of service.Miss. Todd, was preceded in death by her long time love, Cliff Mantle; parents, Cecil and Junia, nee Rogers, Todd; a brother, Raymond Todd and a sister...
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Kimberly S. Widel

July 13, 1992 - August 5, 2017

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Bobbie Hogan

February 20, 1943 - August 5, 2017

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Bobbie R. Hogan

February 20, 1943 - August 5, 2017

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Kenneth Neil Price

August 28, 1959 - August 4, 2017

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Stephan Michael Sczurek

November 3, 1956 - August 4, 2017

SWANSEA- Stephan Michael Sczurek, 60, of Swansea passed away suddenly August 4, 2017. He was born November 3, 1956 in East St. Louis to Carl M. and Dorothy M. (nee Slovey) Sczurek. Surviving are his significant other, Kathy; sister, Carol (Edmonson) Sczurek of Florissant, MO; brother, Tom Sczurek of New Douglas; aunt, Jo Ann Dykes; three nieces; one nephew; and man's best friend, Nikka.A...
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Kenneth Neil Price

August 28, 1959 - August 4, 2017

WATERLOO- Kenneth Neil Price, 57, of Waterloo passed away Friday, August 04, 2017 at Bria Health Center in Belleville after complications from injuries sustained from an automobile accident this past April.He was born August 28, 1959 in East St. Louis to George "Red" K. and G. Ruth Enteman Price.He is survived by his sister, Karen Price Dudley; his nephew, Dylan Buckley; his Uncle, Art (Eileen)...
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Mary Ann LOPEZ

July 26, 1924 - August 1, 2017

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Mary Ann LOPEZ

July 26, 1924 - August 1, 2017

Mary Ann Lopez, nee Feldmann, 93, of Belleville, Ill. died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at her residence.Mrs. Lopez was born July 26, 1924 in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Herman Joseph Feldmann and Edna Mae, nee Fallin, Feldmann. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Alice Marie Mauser.Mary Ann was a homemaker, worked for the American Heart Association and at many retail...
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Joyce I. Burnette

December 25, 1932 - July 29, 2017

SWANSEA- Joyce I. Burnette, 84, of Swansea passed away Saturday July, 29, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.She was born December 25, 1932 in East St. Louis a daughter of Anthony Stanley and Violet (nee Irwin) Pawloski. She married Charles Burnette.Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Burnette of Swansea; her children, David (Louise) Burnette of Danbury, CT, Richard Burnette of...
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Joyce Ann Gummersheimer

June 24, 1957 - July 26, 2017

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George Washington Beltz

March 13, 1927 - July 25, 2017

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Joyce L. Meier

April 2, 1932 - July 25, 2017

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George Washington Beltz

March 13, 1927 - July 25, 2017

Dr. George W. Beltz, long-time resident of Kirkwood, Missouri died peacefully in his home in Steelville, Missouri on July 25, 2017. He was 90 years old.George was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Sager Beltz. George is survived by his children and grandchildren; son, George Sager Beltz and grandson, Connor Jason Swan of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Jessica Beltz-Mohrmann, son-in-law, Al...
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Dolan Heard

December 1, 1952 - July 25, 2017

Dolan Heard, 64, born December 1, 1952 in Oakland, California, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.Dolan was a retired Captain for the United States Airforce. He was a member of the Optimist Club. After retiring from the military, Dolan worked as a Stock Broker, Financial Advisor and a Business Developer for CDM Technology.Dolan loved his family....
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Marjorie Hope Harford

February 28, 1919 - July 22, 2017

Marjorie Beare Harford, age 98 years, of Columbia, Il. Passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Garden Senior Living in Columbia. Marjorie was born February 28, 1919 in Ellis Grove, Il., The daughter of Lawrence and Ruby Beare. Marjorie had survived three husbands; Byron Boyington whom she married in 1941, Virgil Seymour whom she married in 1945, and William Harford whom she married in 1966...
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Opal R. Wetzel

July 16, 1932 - July 14, 2017

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Opal R. Wetzel

July 16, 1932 - July 14, 2017

Opal R. Wetzel, nee Mason, 84, born in East St. Louis, Illinois on July 16, 1932 passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, Missouri.Opal was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Caseyville, Illinois, She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wetzel; parents, Harry and Stella, nee Midkiff,...
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Mildred Lebkuecher

October 29, 1919 - July 13, 2017

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Nida J. FOY

June 2, 1938 - July 8, 2017

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Nida Jo Foy

June 2, 1938 - July 8, 2017

Nida J. Foy passed through the gates of heaven on July 8, 2017 at the age of 79. She died peacefully at the loving personal care home of Minerva Ortega in San Antonio, Texas.Nida lived with her family in O'Fallon, IL and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She lovingly cared for her husband whom suffered from a debilitating stroke in 1981. Her grandsons were her pride and joy. She...
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James B. Smith

May 17, 1940 - July 6, 2017

James B. Smith, 77 born May 17, 1940 in Black Rock, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, Illinois.At an Early age Jim enjoyed driving tractors and helping on the family dairy farm. He moved with his family to East St. Louis at the age of 14 and went on to excel in basketball and baseball at ESL Senior High. Jim's leadership abilities developed early...
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Jon M. Hellmann

April 1, 1955 - June 28, 2017

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Ruth Emma Strayhorn

October 3, 1927 - June 26, 2017

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Ruth E. Strayhorn

October 3, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Ruth Emma Holda Strayhorn, 89, of Columbia, Illinois, passed away on June 26, 2017 at Oak Hill Nursing Home. She was born October 3, 1927, in Mitchie, Illinois, daughter of the late Arnold and Arlena, nee Mueller, Trost. She was happily married to the late William O. Strayhorn for 28 years until he preceded her in death on August 25, 1978. Ruth worked at Western Egyptian Nutrition Site in...
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Patrick A. McKinney

August 26, 1942 - June 11, 2017

Patrick A. McKinney I, 74, of Belleville, Illinois, born on August 26, 1942 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on June 11, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Mr. McKinney proudly served his country in the United States Army. He began his career as a sheetmetal worker and retired as a business manager for Local 268 after more than 40 years. Patrick was a member of the Mississippi...
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Randy E. Stein

September 25, 1954 - June 9, 2017

Randy E. Stein, 62, of Fairview Heights, IL, born September 25, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stein was a loving family man who enjoyed watching University of Illinois sports and going on family vacations. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Belleville. Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick A. and...
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Deborah J. Dougherty

September 11, 1953 - June 3, 2017

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Elmer Dintelmann

February 18, 1924 - May 31, 2017

Elmer W. Dintelmann, 93, of Millstadt, Illinois, born on February 18, 1924 in Harrisonville, Illinois, passed away on May 31, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri with his family by his side.Mr. Dintelmann started his career at John Fabick Tractor Company as a mechanic and retired as a service training manager after 40 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 815 in Mascoutah,...
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Andrea M. Jackson

October 29, 1975 - May 24, 2017

Andrea M. Jackson, nee Szewczyk, 41, of Belleville, Illinois, born on October 29, 1975 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.Andrea proudly served her country in the United States Army. She was a loving and wonderful mother to her three children. She was a production manager at Counsilman-Hunsaker. Andrea enjoyed being...
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Stephen L. Barnett

April 3, 1951 - May 23, 2017

Stephen L. Barnett, 66, of Collinsville, Illinois, born on April 3, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Stephen was employed by Memorial Hospital as a recovery room clerk for 17 years. He was a driver for First Student Bus Company for 5 years and then worked at Denny's as a server and manager. Stephen loved his family and his fur...
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Robert Bien

September 10, 1957 - May 22, 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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Evelyn P. Jarvis

May 8, 1925 - May 8, 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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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

Evelyn Jeanette Hacker Read, 96, and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully on April 20, 2017, with her daughter at her side. Born in Auburn, Nebraska, to Cecil and Alma (Martin) Hacker, Evelyn attended Peru State College, and worked as a teacher. To serve her country, and to have an adventure, in 1944, she joined the WAVES and worked for the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, DC. ...
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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

Burial arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Gardens of Memory.
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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home
3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West
Belleville, IL 62223 map it

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