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    Rachel Shively

    Rachel Sue Shively Rachel Sue Shively, 24, of Highland, Ill., born July 19, 1993, in Belleville, Ill., passed away August 22, 2017. Surviving are her parents, Dawn (Ronald Huckfeldt) Shively of Highland, Ill., Michael (Kim) Shively of Belleville, Ill.; brother, Brendan Shively of Highland, Ill.; sisters, Abigail Huckfeldt and Hannah Huckfeldt both of Highland, Ill.; half sister, Jessica Brookens of Belleville, Ill.; grandmother, Beverly Shively of Belleville, Ill. Memorial contributions in memory of Rachel may be given to the Family and can be received at the funeral home. Condolences to the family can be expressed through this online guestbook. Visitation: Friends may visit with the family 2:00 p.m. to 7:00…

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    Mary Klawonn

    Mary Barbara Klawonn Mary B. Klawonn, 100, long time resident of Caseyville, Ill., born April 28, 1917, in Jackson, Minn., passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017. Mary was a loving wife and mother who loved to spend time with her family. In her earlier years she worked at St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Caseyville, Ill. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles A. “Bud” Klawonn; parents, George and Sarah, nee Shay, Higi; sister, Frances Tessmer; brothers, Charles Higi, Jacob Higi and Jimmy Higi. Surviving are her daughters, Sarah Marie Kemp of Slater, Mo., Mary Lou (Bernard) Kassing of Caseyville, Ill., Helen (Joe) Gresham of Ava, Ill.; she is…

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    Ray Morris

    Ray Morris, 87, of Collinsville passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born on November 14, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL.to Bernie Morris and Lucille, nee Younger, Stutsman. He married Catherine Wilma Pashia on May 2, 1953; she preceded him in death on September 29, 2014. Ray is survived by his three daughters, Linda (Michael) Hester of Collinsville, IL, Debi Ralston of Collinsville, and Teresa (Scott) Morris-Simon of Ft. Meyers, FL; three granddaughters, Tiffany Morris-Simon, Stephanie Ralston, and Jennifer Ralston; and one great-grandson, Malachi Oliver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma and his parents. Ray proudly served his country…

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    Doris McGinnis

    Doris V. McGinnis Doris V., nee Hanser, McGinnis, 88, of Collinsville, Ill., born November 29, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired from Ostle Drug Company after nearly twenty years and belonged to the Retailers Clerks Local 229. Doris was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Collinsville, Ill., where she was the office administrator and treasurer along with being a Sunday School Teacher. She continued to give back to the community by volunteering for the Collinsville Area Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, Tabitha Mission Circle and Good Samaritan Committee. She was preceded…

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    Darin Yureck

    Darin M. Yureck Darin Michael Yureck, 52, of Granite City, Ill., born on August 4, 1965, in Granite City, Ill., passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Yureck. Surviving are his loving wife Sharleen, nee Yurkovich, Yureck of Granite City, Ill.; his mother, Joreen, nee Tamburello, Burris of Granite City, Ill.; children, Nichole Moller of Collinsville Ill., Robin Yureck of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Alan Yureck of Collinsville, Ill., Michael Yureck of Collinsville, Ill., John Yureck of Granite City, Ill., his three grandchildren, Elijah, Lydia and Naomi. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and…

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    Jameson Foster

    Infant son of Joe Foster and Nicole McQuary. Arrangements are pending at the Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Illinois. Current Services for Herr Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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    Glori Wenzel

    Glori A Wenzel Glori Anne, nee Grundeman, Wenzel, 78, of Collinsville Ill., born September 17, 1938, in Leola, SD., passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, in Maryville Ill. Glori was a member of Copper Creek Christian Church, Maryville, Ill., where she had been organist/pianist for 15 years. She worked at Woods Basement Systems in Collinsville, Ill., for 13 years. She had previously retired from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Oxnard, Ca., before moving to Collinsville with her husband Galen. Gloria was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Galen Wenzel; parents, Clarence and Geraldyn, nee Robb, Grundeman. Glori is survived by her much loved family: two daughters, Glenda…

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    Mark VandeRiet

    Mark Jerome VandeRiet Mark J. VandeRiet, 56, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born February 9, 1961, in Centerville, Ill., passed away August 9, 2017, Mark loved spending time with his family, family was everything to him. He was affectionately known by his nieces and nephews as the “Favorite Uncle”. He had a wonderful sense of humor with a heart of gold, described as generous to a fault. Mark valiantly served his country in the US Army; he served twice in the Middle East as Petroleum Supply Specialist. His hobbies included watching stock car racing and University of Illinois sports. He was known as a great dancer, he and his sister Linda…

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    Garry Warren

    Garry J. Warren Garry James Warren, 61, of Collinsville, Ill., born July 31, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away at home Monday, August 7, 2017, with his family by his side. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who very much enjoyed spending time with his family. He valiantly served his country in the US Army. Garry worked for Charter Spectrum as a Construction Coordinator. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Imogene, nee Woodruff, Braden. Surviving are his loving wife Karen, nee Singleton, Warren of Collinsville, Ill.; his sons, Robert (Gidget) Pilkus of Granite City, Ill., Darrell J. Warren of Collinsville, Ill.; his…

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    Kara Pinell

    Kara Pinell, 68, of Glen Carbon, Ill., born July 3, 1949 in Alton, Ill., passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Glen Carbon, IL. Kara graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Nursing. She was dedicated to her profession and helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Abretts, nee Schultze, Jaggers. She leaves behind many dear friends. Sunset Hill Funeral Home Glen Carbon, Ill. Current Services for Herr Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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    Mark Nelson

    Memorials may be sent to: Mark Nelson YMCA Summer Camp Fund c/o YMCA 1200 Esic Dr. Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 Current Services for Herr Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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    Maryls Swartz

    Marlys J. Swartz Marlys J. Swartz, 89, of Caseyville, Ill., born January 12, 1928, in Fargo ND., passed away Thursday, August 03, 2017, in Belleville, Ill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Marlys was dedicated to being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Ike” Swartz; parents, George and Agnes, nee Jenson, Saunderson; son in law, Earl Holmes; sister, Delores Rosstead. Surviving are her sons, George (Georgia) Swartz of St. Amant, La., Charles (Yvonne) Swartz of Mauston, Wi., Richard (Debra) Swartz of Fairview Heights, Ill., Paul (Paulette) Swartz of Lyndon Station, Wi.; her daughter, Toni Holmes…

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    Sam Minner

    Sam Minner Sr., 89, of Raleigh, IL, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Lewis & Clark Gardens in St. Charles, MO. Sam was born May 16, 1928 in Raleigh, IL to Paul and Essie, nee Hale, Minner. Sam married Betty Wolfe on November 22, 1950 in Collinsville, Ill. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Whitlock. Sam is survived by his three children, Sandra (Richard) Riggs of St. Louis, MO, Sam (Joan) Minner Jr. of Las Vegas, NM and Linda (Thomas) Guelker of Collinsville, IL; five grandchildren, Brook Minner, Andrew Guelker, David Guelker,…

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    JoAnne Roberson

    JoAnne Roberson JoAnne M., nee Frerker, Roberson, 70, of Maryville, Ill., born January 17, 1947, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. JoAnne was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who very much enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a dedicated registered nurse, the care she gave for others in need held a special place in her heart. JoAnne retired from Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill., after 47 years of service. Some of her favorite interests she loved included music, painting, tending to her flower garden and especially her “sibling get togethers”. She is preceded in death by her…

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    Emma Reichert

    On Friday July 14, 2017 Emma E. Reichert 91 of Caseyville, Illinois took the hand of her Savior and left the world and entered into a world of peace, joy and beauty. Emma had many different careers in her lifetime. She was a hairdresser, owner and broker of a Real Estate office, owner and cook of Victory Inn and a former sales associate of the former Grandpa’s in Collinsville, Illinois. She was born July 22, 1925 in E. St. Louis, Illinois the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Agnes E. nee Lynch Dunn Sr. She was also preceded by a brother Thomas “Tommy” Dunn, sisters Joyce Baechle, Myrtle Leemon…

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    Harry Pelate

    CASEYVILLE- Harry E. Pelate, 89, of Caseyville, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Knollwood Retirement Center in Caseyville. He was born August 4, 1928 in East St. Louis, Ill. to Harry E. Sr. and Lucille, nee Kimme, Pelate. Together they raised Harry and seven of his sisters. Harry married Donna Kniser on September 26, 1950 in Arkansas; they shared 67 special years together. She survives and resides in Caseyville. Also surviving is their daughter, Lauri Jean (Daniel) Downes of Bland, Mo.; five grandchildren, Amanda Pelate (Adam Melhorn), Melissa Pelate, Kelly Kent (Chris Oettle), Kim Kent (Blake Redman), Gwen Pelate; and six great-grandchildren; Wil, Brenna, Declan, Landen, Parker, and…

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    John Vandenberg

    COLLINSVILLE- John C. Vandenberg, 85, of Collinsville,IL. passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at his residence. John was born January 1, 1932 in Plainview, TX to Henry and Edna. He married Brenda Herring on May 25, 1984 in Lubbock, TX. She survives and resides in Collinsville. Also surviving are his children, Terry (Cindy) Vandenberg of Hickory Creek, TX., David (Sheri Taylor) Vandenberg of Ruidoso, NM, and Chandler Vandenberg of Edwardsville, Il., Kirk (Linda) Vandenberg of Forrest, VA; six grandchildren, Jessica, Zackary, Davea, Dallas, Julianna, Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Jadelyn and Zoe. He was preceded in death by his parents and his aunt, Edith Holloway. John was an Army veteran…

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    Dr Phillip McKinney

    Dr. Phillip M. McKinney, 70, of Edwardsville, IL., born June 7, 1947, in West Salem, IL., passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. Phil was a 1971 graduate of the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine. He and Dr. Paul Myer, owned and operated the Hawthorne Animal Hospital in both Glen Carbon and Troy, IL. He practiced a vocation he loved for 45 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha (Marti), nee Miller, McKinney; step mother, Shirley, nee Reynolds, McKinney; and brother, Jed McKinney. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jane, nee Lear, McKinney whom he married September 7,…

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    Cyson McLennan

    Stillborn son of Jonathon McLennan and Brittney Hernandez. He is also survived by his siblings, Kinley Hernandez, Paitynn Hernandez, and Braydon McLennan. VISITATION: Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ill.. FUNERAL: Funeral service will be at 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland. Current Services for Herr Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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    Verdell Busch

    Verdell L. Busch Verdell L., nee Peter, Busch, 87, of Maryville, IL., born April 13, 1930, in East St. Louis, IL., passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, in Maryville, IL. Verdell very much enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they spent many enjoyable weekends at their house on the Lake of the Ozarks, boating and being together. She was a dedicated registered nurse, the special care she gave for others in need held a special place in her heart. She and Fred were members of St. John United Church of Christ, Collinsville, IL., and after retirement they volunteered for the Shriners and the Lions. She…

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    Francis Cox

    Francis Kay Cox Francis Kay Cox, 64, of Collinsville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in Collinsville. She was born in Cobden, Ill., on May 12, 1952, the daughter of the late Andrew and Vernita, nee Musgraves, Trammel, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda and Wilma; her former husband Bobby G. Cox Sr.; step-son Bobby G. Cox Jr. Francis was the foundation that held her family together, she was a homemaker and enjoyed her pet birds and dogs. She also enjoyed gambling and especially bingo and spending time with her family watching movies. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Cox, of Collinsville, Ill.; step-daughter…

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    Francis Cox

    Francis Kay Cox Francis Kay Cox, 64, of Collinsville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in Collinsville. She was born in Cobden, Ill., on May 12, 1952, the daughter of the late Andrew and Vernita, nee Musgraves, Trammel, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda and Wilma; her former husband Bobby G. Cox Sr.; step-son Bobby G. Cox Jr. Francis was the foundation that held her family together, she was a homemaker and enjoyed her pet birds and dogs. She also enjoyed gambling and especially bingo and spending time with her family watching movies. She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Cox, of Collinsville, Ill.; step-daughter…

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    Bernice Randazzo

    Bernice Yvonne Randazzo, nee Yancy, 78, born July 29, 1938, in Jonesboro, Ark., passed away in the loving care of hospice and her immediate family on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, and was rejoined in Heaven with her daughter, Tammy Marie Cox, nee Randazzo, and best friend and former husband, Joseph C. Randazzo. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ross Yancy Sr., and Elenora Yancy, nee Brown; and stepmother, Ethel; siblings, Carolyn Cook, Leveda Breedlove, Leta Cox, Ross Yancy Jr., Gail Yancy, Raymond Yancy Jr., and William Freshman. Surviving are her children, Teddy (Christine) Randazzo, Joseph (Sherry) Randazzo, Angela (Lance) Stockinger, and Diane Randazzo; 13 grandchildren; and 24…

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    Betty Kitsch

    Betty Kitsch Betty Lou Kitsch, 84, of Collinsville, Ill., born Sept. 30, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill. Betty was a faithful member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville. She enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing bingo. Betty was preceded by her husband, Eugene; parents, Dominick and Edna, nee Jones, Nigra; a brother, Donald; a brother, John, at infancy. Surviving are her children, Michael (Sharon) Kitsch of Henderson, Nev., Steven (Christine) Kitsch of Collinsville, Ill., Christine Call of Collinsville, Ill., and Kathleen (David) Chumley of Belleville, Ill.; grandchildren, Andrew, David, Matthew, Corey, Rindy and Gregory; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Honeycutt and…

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    Bernice Randazzo

    Bernice Yvonne Randazzo, nee Yancy, 78, born July 29, 1938, in Jonesboro, Ark., passed away in the loving care of hospice and her immediate family on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, and was rejoined in Heaven with her daughter, Tammy Marie Cox, nee Randazzo, and best friend and former husband, Joseph C. Randazzo. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ross Yancy Sr., and Elenora Yancy, nee Brown; and stepmother, Ethel; siblings, Carolyn Cook, Leveda Breedlove, Leta Cox, Ross Yancy Jr., Gail Yancy, Raymond Yancy Jr., and William Freshman. Surviving are her children, Teddy (Christine) Randazzo, Joseph (Sherry) Randazzo, Angela (Lance) Stockinger, and Diane Randazzo; 13 grandchildren; and 24…

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    Richard McGinnis

    Richard “Bill” McGinnis Richard “Bill” McGinnis, 91, of Collinsville, Ill.,born Dec. 29, 1924, in Rector, Ark., passed away September 19, 2016, at Liberty Village in Maryville, Ill. He retired from Dempsey Adams Auto Body after many years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville, Ill., where he was a Deacon, Usher, Sunday School Teacher and served on the Mission Board. He was also the captain of the Christian Service Brigade, a member of Local 313 Afl-Cio. He was a US Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Doris,nee Hanser, McGinnis, whom he married on December 24, 1946, in Collinsville Ill.; sons, Mark (Sharon)…