Our Obituaries

Nancy L. VOELLINGER

October 29, 1952 - October 21, 2017

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Ronald D. Schmisseur

July 3, 1946 - October 20, 2017

Ronald Duane Schmisseur passed away October 20, 2017. Ron was 71 and an active member of the Enterprise Grange and Bethel Baptist Church in Troy. He was a keen mushroom hunter, a farmer and had a lifelong appreciation of mathematics, chemistry, history, animals and the outdoors. After a long career as a chemist for the railroads, he was happy to spend his days out on the land. He died of sudden...
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Aleta Katheryn Dressel

July 11, 1918 - October 20, 2017

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Sophia Mahmood

April 24, 1993 - October 17, 2017

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Donald Sylvester Schanz

May 6, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Donald S. "Donnie" Schanz, 71, of Mascoutah, Illinois, born May 6, 1946, in Mascoutah, Illinois, passed away, Monday, October 16, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Donnie worked as a truck driver and did body repair on automobiles. He was a past member of the Mascoutah Sportsman's Club. He was a food connoisseur and enjoyed barbequing. He loved spending time with friends and never met a stranger. ...
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Geissert Wayne Keith

July 24, 1946 - October 16, 2017

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Mary Frances Richey

February 3, 1917 - October 14, 2017

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Jean A. SPURLOCK

April 11, 1938 - October 13, 2017

Jean A. Spurlock, nee Turnbaugh, 79 of Caseyville, Illinois, born on April 11, 1938 in Havre De Grace, Maryland, passed away October 13, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Jean worked for Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Il, Sunset Hill Memorial in Edwardsville, Il, and Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Il.Mrs. Spurlock is preceded in death by her daughter Mary Jean Gallagher, nee...
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Walter D. Minton

February 28, 1925 - October 13, 2017

Walter D. Minton, 92, of Shiloh, Illinois, born February 28, 1925, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Friday, October 13, 2017, at home, surrounded by family.Walter proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as a chief clerk to the superintendent and retired from Southern Railroad after 42 years. He was a member of the O'Fallon First Baptist...
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Steven R. Krug

July 6, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Steven R. Krug, 75, of Belleville, IL, born July 6, 1942 In Belleville, passed away October 8, 2017 in Swansea, IL.Mr. Krug was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Belleville where he was active in the Men & Ladies Fellowship. After working as a foreman for East St. Louis Castings Co., Steve became an officer for the Belleville Police Dept. in 1973. While with the department, he...
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Lisa Denise Jones

October 30, 1965 - October 8, 2017

Lisa Denise (nee Cox) Jones, 51, born on October 30th, 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away at her father's residence in Collinsville, Illinois on October 8th, 2017. She was the manager of the Spring Garden Restaurant for several years. Lisa was a natural born leader, but will be remembered most of all by what she did with the "dash between her dates". She was preceded in death by her...
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Sally A. Szakacsi

August 18, 1945 - September 30, 2017

Sally Ann Szakacsi, nee Denninger, 72, of New Douglas, IL, formerly of Collinsville, born August 18, 1945 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away September 30, 2017 in Springfield, IL.Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Opal, nee Potter, Denninger; and two daughters, Ruth Ann Szakacsi and Dusty Spivey.She is survived by a son, Bryan Szakacsi; three grandchildren, Ashley Hayes,...
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Scott D. Eddy

January 5, 1948 - September 26, 2017

Scott D. Eddy, 69, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of Dixon, IL, born January 5, 1948 in Dixon, passed away September 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Professionally, Scott was an insurance agent for over 20 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, #779 in Dixon where he served as their Exalted Ruler. In his free time, he loved to play golf. A musician since the age of 14, Scott played the drums...
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Donald L. Joines

August 30, 1944 - September 24, 2017

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Patrick Lee Good

June 19, 1953 - September 23, 2017

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Levi G. Miller

January 29, 1999 - September 20, 2017

Levi G. Miller, 18, of Collinsville, IL, born January 29, 1999 in Belleville, IL, passed away September 20, 2017 in Collinsville.Levi was an incredibly bright light in a dark world. His smile and laughter were contagious. He was loving and kind to all who knew him. He had a love for animals of all kinds and would have had a Zoo if his mother had let him.Levi was also an avid car enthusiast...
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Samuel Winfield Baugh

September 15, 1930 - September 19, 2017

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Jumana Abdallah

April 7, 1963 - September 18, 2017

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Jumana Abdallah

April 7, 1963 - September 18, 2017

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Bernice B. Martin

January 1, 1921 - September 17, 2017

Bernice B. Martin (nee Dannehold), 96, of Westfield Center, Ohio and formerly of Fairview Heights, Illinois, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was surrounded by family, as she left to join her husband Robert O. Martin, who preceded her in death in 1971.Bernice was born in East St. Louis, Illinois to Alvin and Nelda Dannehold (nee Eckert) on January 1, 1921. On May...
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Dwayne J. Schaller

June 26, 1962 - September 15, 2017

Dwayne J. Schaller, 55, of Belleville, IL, born June 26, 1962 in Belleville, passed away September 15, 2017 at his residence.Dwayne worked as a General Contractor in Belleville, a job he truly loved. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, dedicating four years of service. He was also known as the world's greatest professional Jet Ski rider, and if you didn't believe him, he had the award to...
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Carlton Wiley Estes

October 11, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Carlton W. "Babe" Estes, 92, of Maryville, IL, born October 11, 1924 in Williford, Ark, passed away September 15, 2017 in Maryville.Babe retired from National Stockyards as a livestock handler. Following his retirement, he worked at Scuba Duck carwash in Collinsville. He was also a former member of the Collinsville Nazarene church. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an...
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Marilyn D. Lunsford

October 16, 1935 - September 11, 2017

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Sterling M. Hamilton

November 1, 1946 - September 11, 2017

Sterling "Skip" M. Hamilton, Sr., 70 of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1946 in Boston, MA, passed away September 11, 2017 in Shiloh IL.Mr. Hamilton was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. He owned and operated Hamilton Electronics in Belleville for 38 years. He was an avid scuba diver and recognized for his role as a rescue diver. Skip loved bass fishing, CB's, and operating his ham radio...
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Naoma J. WALSH

August 13, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Naoma J. Walsh, 87, nee Theis, of Belleville, IL, born August 13, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, IL passed away September 10, 2017 at her residence.Naoma proudly retired after more than 35 years of service to K-Mart where she worked as a Sales Associate. She was a wonderful homemaker who cared for her husband, children, and grandchildren and always kept her home in immaculate condition! She was a woman...
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Patricia Ann Blaies

August 14, 1938 - September 7, 2017

Patricia Ann Blaies, 79, of Freeburg, Illinois, born August 14, 1938, in East St. Louis, Illinois, peacefully, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Freeburg, Illinois, surrounded by her loving family.Pat worked for Associates Finance in Fairview Heights, until her retirement in 1994. She was an avid reader with a good book always in her hands. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, crocheting...
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James Allen Truell

July 19, 1954 - September 4, 2017

James Allen Truell, 63, of Caseyville, Illinois, born July 19, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois.Jim enjoyed fishing and passed his passion onto his daughters and family. He loved music and played in several country/rock bands. He could play just about any instrument by ear but focused on guitar, keyboard, and vocals. He was considered by...
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Freda June Samples

August 18, 1932 - September 4, 2017

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Edward M. OBERMEIER

August 19, 1937 - September 3, 2017

Edward "Fast Eddie" Melvin Obermeier, 80, born on August 19, 1937 in Venedy Township, Ill., passed away on September 3, 2017, at home surrounded by his loved ones, in Belleville, Ill.Edward was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Belleville, Ill for over 57 years. He was also a previous member of the Moose Lodge 1221 in Swansea, Ill. He loved getting his haircut and really enjoyed cutting...
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Ruth Gail Dahm

March 27, 1920 - September 1, 2017

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Rosemary Daggett

October 28, 1952 - August 31, 2017

Rosemary Daggett, 64, of Belleville, IL, born October 28, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away August 31, 2017 in Belleville.Mrs. Daggett retired as case worker with the Illinois Department of Human Services. In her free time she enjoyed caring for her flowers, shopping, and watching television. Rosemary and Steven were able to enjoy their extensive travels together, as they visited places...
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Jerold W. Hutchison

February 27, 1937 - August 30, 2017

Jerold W. "Jake" Hutchison, 80, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Feb. 27, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away August 30, 2017 in Belleville, IL.Mr. Hutchison retired after 30 years with Cotton Belt railroad in East St. Louis. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. In his free-time he enjoyed woodcarving, gardening and reading books. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan...
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Alice Marie Donato

May 29, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Alice M. Donato, nee Hemmer, 79, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born May 29, 1938, in Lebanon, Illinois, passed away, Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Belleville, Illinois.Alice was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She loved gardening and tending to her flowers; especially, her rose bushes. She enjoyed camping and loved her dogs. Every holiday season...
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William Howard Dunham

August 31, 1947 - August 26, 2017

William H. Dunham, Jr., 69, of Belleville, IL, born August 31, 1947 in Gastonia, NC, passed away on August 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Mr. Dunham retired as a Tech Sergeant after 20 proud years of service in the U.S. Air Force and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. During that time he spent six years in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, then Korea where he met his wife, the Philippines and...
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Steven Michael Field

January 1, 1966 - August 20, 2017

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Patricia A. Schmidt

January 12, 1934 - August 18, 2017

Patricia Schmidt, 83, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Cahokia, IL, born Jan. 12, 1934 in St. Louis, MO, passed away August 18, 2017 at her residence.Patricia's kind spirit and demeanor was displayed throughout her life as she filled the roles of caretaker and homemaker. Her greatest love was her family, which stretched five generations.She was preceded in death by loving relatives and friends,...
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Louella Mae Eiskant

January 22, 1935 - August 17, 2017

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Christopher Lyle Davis

October 13, 1971 - August 15, 2017

Christopher L. Davis, 45, born October 13, 1971 in Alton, IL, passed away on August 15, 2017 in Belleville, IL from an apparent heart attack.Chris will always be remembered for his free spirit and his kind and helpful nature towards friends and family. Known for being an excellent cook, he regularly prepared meals for his fellow workers at Roesch, Inc. where he worked many years as a welder. He...
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Roy Eugene Carter

July 20, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Roy Eugene Carter, 89, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born July 20, 1928 in Amagon, Arkansas, passed away, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Roy proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are his sister, Lmay Schuerger, of Troy, Illinois and many nieces, nephews, other relatives...
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Harry H. HUSSMANN

February 4, 1929 - August 13, 2017

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Frances V. Brown

January 6, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Frances V. Brown, nee Hillhouse, 92, born January 6, 1925 in Marie, Arkansas, passed away August 13, 2017 in Belleville, IL.Frances loved spending time with her family, especially time spent spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, needlework, gardening, and swimming with her friends at the YMCA. She was a long-time faithful member of St. Matthew's United Methodist...
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Robert L. Tweedy

September 28, 1933 - August 4, 2017

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James Bass

January 30, 1946 - August 4, 2017

James "J.B." Bass, 71, of Fairview Heights, IL, born January 30, 1946 in Varner, Arkansas, passed away August 4, 2017 as his residence.James loved spending time with his grandkids and his family was extremely important to him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Addie B., nee Fortune, Robinson; a daughter, Carmella McIntyre; three brothers, Clarence Bass, John Lee Henderson, and...
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Thomas E. Foltz

June 13, 1950 - August 4, 2017

Thomas E. Foltz, 67, of Belleville, IL, born June 13, 1950 in Marshall, MO, passed away August 4, 2017 in Belleville.Tom was a proud Navy veteran with 10 years of active duty service. He worked in the Information Technology field. He spent time at the Pentagon and was well traveled in Europe and many other global places. Tom would spend the next 33 years working for Dow Jones/The Wall Street...
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Edward H. Barfield

September 10, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Edward H. Barfield, 82, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Belleville, IL, born September 10, 1934 in Diswood, IL, passed away August 3, 2017 in San Antonio. Ed retired as an Installer for the Western Electric Company. He was a former member of Westview Baptist Church and the Angler's Club.He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria M., nee Harris, Barfield, who died May 25, 2001; his...
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Deborah A. Lorsbach

December 23, 1949 - July 30, 2017

Deborah A. Lorsbach, nee File, 67, of Glen Carbon, IL, born on Dec. 23, 1949 in Alton, IL passed away on July 30, 2017 in Glen Carbon.Deborah worked as a Registered Nurse at Eden Village Retirement Community in Glen Carbon. She loved her career and it showed in the way she connected so strongly with those patients under her care. Her diligence was recognized as she obtained a Master's Degree in...
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Linda Petrosky

November 28, 1951 - July 29, 2017

Linda Sue Petrosky, 65, of O'Fallon, Illinois, born November 28, 1951, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Mascoutah, Illinois.Linda was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, a city she loved dearly. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Wayne State University. She devoted her life to nonprofits and charitable work. She began her career and found her niche with the Detroit Institute...
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Jennie L. Gabel

February 2, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Jennie Lee Gabel (nee Dittle), 83, of Fairview Heights, IL., born on February 2, 1934 in Belleville, IL., passed away in Fairview Heights, IL., July 28, 2017.Jennie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She and her seven children lived in many locations during her husband's 25 year naval career. She participated in the Naval Drama Guild and performed in many plays. She also loved reading...
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Shirley R. GAMLIN

August 27, 1929 - July 27, 2017

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Wayne R. Obst

April 13, 1937 - July 25, 2017

Wayne R. Obst, 80, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017 in his home in St Petersburg, FL. He was born on April 13, 1937 in Belleville, IL to Luin and Esther Obst of Belleville, IL. Wayne grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1955. He attended Indiana Tech & Belleville Area College receiving his AD degree in Civil Engineering. Wayne served in the...
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Roma Marie Renspurger

May 1, 1929 - July 24, 2017

Roma Marie Renspurger (nee White), 88, of Trenton, Ill, born on May 1, 1929, passed away on July 24, 2017 in Breese, Ill.Roma married Eugene "Jim" Renspurger on February 18, 1950 in East St. Louis. Roma worked at the post office in Trenton, Ill for over 27 years, and became the Post Master in 1975. When the Cub Scout program was formed, Roma was one of the first Den Mothers. She was also a ...
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Frank Sabo

November 9, 1932 - July 23, 2017

Frank J. Sabo, 84 of Red Bud, Illinois, born November 9, 1932, in Trenton, New Jersey, passed away, Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Red Bud, Illinois. Frank had previously lived in Belleville, Prairie du Rocher, and Lebanon, Illinois. Frank proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He loved working in sales. He was a route salesman for Old Vienna Potato Chips and later sold insurance for...
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Imogene Abernathy

October 5, 1927 - July 21, 2017

Abernathy, Imogene (nee: Jackson), of St. Charles, MO, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the age of 89. Loving wife of the late Lucian Abernathy, Jr.; beloved daughter of the late Frank and Mertis Jackson; devoted mother of Dianna (Larry) Gean, Shelia Kay (James) Gallamore, and Brett (Lillian) Abernathy; cherished grandmother of David (Mary) Gean, Mark (Sheryl) Gean, Susan (Gary Jenkins) Gean,...
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James W. Cooley

January 27, 1921 - July 20, 2017

James W. Cooley, 96, of Brighton, IL, the son of the late George and Tennie Ethel, nee Lofton, Cooley passed away on July 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy. He was one of five children hailing from the boot hills of Missouri and was born in Swift, MO.James was a veteran that served in the army during World War II. Upon his return, James worked at Sea Pass Seafood...
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Robert L. McKINLEY

July 22, 1928 - July 19, 2017

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Ruth Reuss

December 26, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Ruth Reuss (nee Stephens), 84, of Imperial, MO., born on December 26, 1932 in Clarendon, Tex., passed away on July 12, 2017 in Imperial, MO.Ruth was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ of Centralia, Ill. She loved painting oil canvases and acrylic, along with crocheting and quilting. Ruth owned her own beauty shop for 25 years in Belleville, Ill., by the name of Ruth's Beauty Nook. She...
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Clara Mae Bullard

January 15, 1925 - July 10, 2017

Clara M. Bullard, 92, passed away July 10, 2017 at 9:56 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Vinna Beasley, of East St. Louis, Illinois.Clara graduated from Edwardsville High School and later married Floyd Bullard, of Collinsville, Illinois. Their life together started in Collinsville, then Edwardsville and then Worden in 1967. They lived there together until the love of her life...
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J. Kay Strack

September 5, 1946 - July 3, 2017

J. Kay Strack, 70, of Highland, Illinois, formerly of Boulder, Colorado, born September 5, 1946, in Wood River, Illinois, passed away July 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.Kay was an avid golfer and softball player. She taught physical education for 32 years in the Boulder Valley School District. Her passion for coaching was evident as she led Abe's Babes to the National...
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Zoe L. Vorce

June 9, 1933 - July 2, 2017

Zoe L. Vorce, 84, of O'Fallon, IL, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL, born June 9, 1933 in Detroit, MI passed away on July 2, 2017 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, IL.Mrs. Vorce was a long time and faithful member of the Methodist faith. She devoted much of her time as a volunteer to many different hospitals. She loved to play bridge and watching her grandchildren grow up. Above all else, family...
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Jerry Donald Gibbs

December 3, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Jerry Donald Gibbs Sr., 87, born, December 3, 1929, in East Saint Louis, Illinois, passed away, Sunday morning, July 2, 2017 in Fairview Heights, Illinois.Jerry possessed a charismatic personality and was a joyous person to be around. He was a dedicated and very proud man. He made sure that his family's happiness was his top priority. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Navy,...
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Pamela Sue Lee

August 27, 1952 - June 26, 2017

Pamela "Pam" Sue Lee, nee Hayes, 64, of Collinsville, Ill., born on August 27, 1952, in East St. Louis, Ill, passed away on June 26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO. Pam was a member of the Alpha and Omega Christian Fellowship Church in Collinsville, Illinois. She loved horses, swimming, and dancing to her own rhythm. Pam was known as an outgoing, free spirited woman. She was also as a loving...
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Patrick Bradshaw

June 25, 1955 - June 24, 2017

Patrick N. Bradshaw, 61 of Dupo, IL, born June 25, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on June 24, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Mr. Bradshaw was a skilled mechanic, working over 30 years for James "Pete" Richardson. He had a true love for classic cars, especially Mustangs and Cougars! Above everything else, Pat was very family oriented and adored his 2 granddaughters.He was...
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Lester L. Murray

January 23, 1919 - June 24, 2017

Lester L. Murray, 98, of Swansea, Illinois, born, January 23, 1919, in Doniphan, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St Paul's Home, in Belleville, Illinois.Lester proudly served his country in the United States Navy, having served for 20 years until his retirement. He was a World War II, Pearl Harbor survivor. He had also worked 20 years for the United States Government at the...
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Lynn E. Tiedemann

November 7, 1950 - June 22, 2017

Lynn E. Tiedemann, 66, of Fairview Heights, Ill, born on November 7, 1950 in East St. Louis, Ill, passed away on June 22, 2017 in Swansea, Ill.Lynn married the love of her life, Steve, in 1971 in Maryville, Ill, and was notorious for her laugh and always being happy. She was a member of the Elks Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends from the Smokey Mountains...
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Anna Rose Miller

September 26, 1926 - June 21, 2017

Anna Rose Miller, 90, of Belleville, Illinois, born, September 26, 1926 in Altamont, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with her family by her side, in Belleville, Illinois.Anna was a jewel to all who knew her. She possessed a loving personality and caring spirit for her family and friends. Her nieces and nephews who adored her always referred to her as "Aunt Anna Rose". Anna grew up...
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John Michael Green

September 1, 1945 - June 19, 2017

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Rosemary E. Pray

July 27, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Rosemary Elizabeth Pray, nee Kelley, 85, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born, July 27, 1931, in Flint, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Maryville, Illinois with her loving family by her side.Rosemary was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She married the love of her life on, June 14, 1952 and to this union brought 6 children. She worked in the St Elizabeth's...
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David L. Grohs

February 9, 1943 - June 10, 2017

David L. Grohs, 74, of Belleville, Ill., born February 9, 1943 in Belleville, passed away on June 10, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Grohs was a true public servant, serving his community in many different capacities. Beginning his police career as a Patrolman for the Caseyville Police department, he later advanced to Senior Patrolman of the Marshal Program. Mr. Grohs also served as Chief Arson...
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Lester W. Smith

July 6, 1944 - June 9, 2017

Lester W. Smith, also known as "Stinky the Clown", 72, of Fairview Heights, IL peacefully passed away at his residence on June 9, 2017 at 12:05 a.m. surrounded by family and with the love of his life, Peggy J. Smith, lying beside him. Lester was born July 6, 1944 in Vincennes, IN to Flo Maxine Schultz and Ralph Smith. He married Peggy Cox on September 27, 1974.Mr. Smith was a member of S.E.C.A....
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Joyce Ann Galvez

December 29, 1960 - June 4, 2017

Joyce A. Galvez, nee Cleaton, 57, 0f Collinsville, Illinois, born December 29, 1960, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Joyce was a fun-loving individual with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her family and treasured her time spent with them. She enjoyed bingo and going thrift shopping; the thrill of a bargain or finding a hidden gem...
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Raymond D. May

July 6, 1942 - June 4, 2017

Raymond D. May, Sr. 74, of O'Fallon, IL, born July 6, 1942 in Spring Creek, TN, passed away on June 4, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.Mr. May retired as a Master Sergeant after 26 years of dedicated service in the U. S. Air Force. He was also a veteran of the Viet Nam war. Ray attended the public schools in Jackson TN and Lane College, where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in 1962....
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John Wesley Bertram

February 19, 1982 - June 2, 2017

John Wesley Bertram II, 35, born February 19, 1982 in Belleville, Ill, passed away on June 2, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois. John was a talented musician, who enjoyed playing the classical guitar and also enjoyed being a guitar maker. In his free time he volunteered at St. Clair Animal Services. John was a member of Hope Christian Church in Columbia, Illinois. He was a loving son, brother,...
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Robert L. Frisse

April 30, 1941 - June 1, 2017

Robert L. Frisse Sr., 76, of Caseyville, Illinois, born April 30, 1941, in East St Louis, Illinois, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Shiloh, Illinois with his loving family by his side.Robert was a proud, diligent and devoted man who served his community, family and friends with a sense of pride and with an abundance of love and courage that will never leave their hearts. He had a...
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Joan June Wilburn

June 8, 1928 - May 30, 2017

Joan June Wilburn (nee Evans), 88, of Swansea, Illinois, born, June 8, 1928 in East St Louis, Illinois, transitioned to her eternal life Tuesday, May 30, 2017 surrounded by love from near and afar. Joan was truly a jewel to all who knew and loved her. Our Mom/Aunt Joan was the matriarch of a large extended family. We wondered at first how we would get along without her, but her example, strength...
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Ann M. Hotson

November 9, 1934 - May 24, 2017

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Anthony Raymond Vasques

November 28, 1963 - May 24, 2017

Anthony "Ray" Vasques, 53, of Swansea, Illinois, born November 28, 1963, in Granite City, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri. Ray enjoyed playing video games with his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Danny L....
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Edna A. Briley

February 21, 1928 - May 24, 2017

Edna Aleen Briley, nee Vaugh, 89, peacefully entered into rest at her daughter's home in Arnold, MO on Wednesday, May 24. Edna was born on February 21, 1928 to Samuel Allen and Blanche, nee Scott, Vaugh and raised in rural Ste. Genevieve County, MO.Edna was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Anna Lee (Harold) Mouser, Dorothy Forsythe, Jeanie (Bob) Greeson; and her husband, Glenwood E....
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Glen E. Carroll

February 23, 1928 - May 23, 2017

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Mary Jean Rogers

March 31, 1958 - May 22, 2017

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Albertina Marie Dressel

November 21, 1922 - May 22, 2017

Albertina "Abbie" M. Dressel (nee Glaus) 94, of Swansea, Illinois, entered her heavenly home on May 22, 2017. She was greeted by her husband Harold, son David, sister Katherine (Victor) Reinhardt, parents Louis N. and Johanna M. (nee Strack) Glaus, and other family members and friends that preceded her. She was born on November 21, 1922 in O'Fallon, Illinois. She is survived by her devoted...
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Delores Jean Roberts

July 4, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Delores Jean Roberts, 87, known as Jean to family and friends, born in Millstadt, IL on July 4, 1929, passed away on May 20, 2017 in Columbia, IL. She graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1947 and married Elmer "Buddy" Roberts, Jr. on June 25, 1950.Jean and Buddy lived in Belleville where they raised their two sons, Barry and Stacy. Jean served as room mother and Cub Scout den...
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Lois CLARK

March 24, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Lois Clark, nee Doran, 88, of Belleville, Illinois, born March 24, 1929, in Granite City Illinois, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Belleville, Illinois.Lois enjoyed country western music and loved to line dance. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.She was preceded in death by her first husband, James D. Clark;...
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Janet Mildred Kohlmeier

August 24, 1943 - May 17, 2017

Janet Mildred Kohlmeier (nee Koderhandt), 73, of Belleville, Illinois, born, August, 24, 1943, passed away, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Saint Louis, MO. Janet was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She had a vivid personality and outgoing character. Janet married the love of her life, Willard Kohlmeier, on October 5, 1961 and to this union brought three children. She had a creative niche and...
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Laurel Katherine Freer

July 31, 1927 - May 15, 2017

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Gary Risman

December 5, 1958 - May 14, 2017

Gary Stephen Risman, 58, of St. Jacob, Illinois, born on December 5, 1958 in Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Highland, Illinois. Gary proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed deer hunting. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend,...
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Richard Keith Schneidewind

March 29, 1965 - May 11, 2017

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Robert Raymond Wilke

January 13, 1930 - May 9, 2017

Robert R. Wilke, 87, of Belleville, Ill., born January 13, 1930 in Belleville, passed away on May 9, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.Mr. Wilke was a member of the Men's 700 Bowling Club; a veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served during the Korean War; and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1739 in Belleville. He was a retiree from Illinois Power Co. and in his free time he enjoyed working in...
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Mae B. MUELLER

May 28, 1928 - May 8, 2017

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Marcella Marie Signorino

May 14, 1928 - May 5, 2017

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Erees O. Awwad

November 15, 1956 - May 3, 2017

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Willard F. Etling

December 19, 1921 - May 1, 2017

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Richard T. Richmond

May 16, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Richard T. Richmond, 83, of Belleville, Ill., born May 16, 1933 in Parma, Ohio passed away on April 26, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Richmond was member of the United States Air Force and the American Legion. Starting out at United Press International as a news photographer, he moved quickly to become a bureau manager. After graduating from Washington University he transferred to the St. Louis...
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William Wayne Thomas

February 22, 1948 - April 25, 2017

William Thomas, 69, born on February 22, 1948 in Houston, Mississippi, passed away in Fairview Heights on April 25, 2017.William was a loving husband for over 30 years, in addition to being an honorable member of the Navy for over a decade. Throughout his service, he served in the Vietnam War, and received a Bronze star and a combat action ribbon. He also participated actively in scuba diving...
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Beulah F. McCoy

October 20, 1927 - April 25, 2017

Beulah (Bea) McCoy, 89, born October 20, 1927 in Tamalco, IL, she passed away on April 25, 2017 in Belleville, IL.Bea was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Church, and loved birds, flowers, and playing the guitar. She was preceded in death by her husband John McCoy; son Daniel McCoy; her two brothers, and seven sisters; and her great grandchild, Sawyer Lackey.She is survived by her loving...
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Zella Mae Colwell

March 12, 1936 - April 25, 2017

Zella Mae Colwell, 81, born on March 12, 1936 in Donaldson, Arkansas, passed away in Collinsville on April 25, 2017. Zella was a part of the Caseyville Baptist Church, and had a passion for horses and the people in her life as well. She was always taking care of others and she was known to her family as the most generous person in the world. Zella was preceded in death by her husband Roy...
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Wanona Baker

January 5, 1927 - April 20, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Lake View Memorial Gardens.
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Miriam Fietsam

August 7, 1929 - April 10, 2017

Miriam Fietsam, nee Runkwitz, 87 of Belleville, Ill., born August 7, 1929 in Belleville, Ill., passed away on April 10, 2017 in Freeburg, Ill.Miriam was a long time member of St. Paul's U.C.C. and was in the church choir. In her free time she loved to play golf with her husband and friends. Above all, she was a loving wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and the greatest Mom ever! She will be...
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George Franklin Dill

July 31, 1931 - April 9, 2017

George Franklin Dill, 85, of Collinsville, Il, formerly of Marshall, Il, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on July 31, 1931, and 27 years later, married the love of his life, Jacquelyn, at St. John Lutheran Church in Maryville, IL, on June 15, 1958. George was a thoroughbred horse trainer for most of his life, where he traveled to multiple...
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Philomena Mathis

October 10, 1937 - April 5, 2017

Philomena "Thelma" Mathis, 79, of Godfrey, Illinois, born on October 10, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois, died on April 5, 2017 at United Methodist Village in Godfrey, Illinois with her devoted family at her side. Philomena was a longtime member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, where she was a certified lay speaker. She retired after 32 years as an Office Supervisor for Illinois...
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Joseph Louis Potwora

March 18, 1929 - April 3, 2017

Joseph Louis Potwora Sr., 88, of Caseyville, Illinois, born, March 18, 1929, in East St.Louis, Illinois, passed away, Monday, April 3, 2017, in his home of 46 years in Caseyville, Illinois.Joseph possessed a hardworking character and dedicated persona. He took great pride in providing for his family and instilling values for generations to come. Joseph worked at B+O (Baltimore and Ohio) Railroad...
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