• Bunker Hill,  Gillespie

    Bob Bruckert

    Bob Bruckert Bunker Hill Bob Bruckert, 70, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at his residence on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm. He was born March 30, 1949, in Litchfield, IL to Harry Bruckert & Gwen (Smith) Bruckert. He was a retired salesman for Landreth Lumber. Bob was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School and SIUE. He was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. He was also a member and judge of the National Shoot To Retrieve Field Trial Association. He is survived by his…

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    Virginia Lienard

    Virginia Lienard Gillespie Virginia Lee Lienard, 86, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm. She was born November 29, 1933, in Carlinville, IL to Dale and Louise (Scott) Shroyer. She married Jule Lienard. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2018. She was a retired registered nurse after working for St. Francis Hospital and Dr. Grandone’s Office. Virginia was a graduate of Carlinville High School and Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing. She enjoy…

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    Christy Robbins-Caldieraro

    Christy Robbins-Caldieraro Rockwood Christy A. Robbins-Caldieraro, 57, of Rockwood, TN, formerly of Staunton, IL, died at Roane Medical Center, Harriman, TN on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:01 am. She was born July 17, 1962, in Staunton, IL to Arthur “Archie” Caldieraro & Elizabeth “Betty” Puto Caldieraro. She was a homemaker. She was a great listener and gave great advice. She also enjoyed softball, especially watching her grandchildren play. She is survived by her two children, Deanna …

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    Richard Elliott

    Richard Elliott Bunker Hill Richard “RC” Elliott, 92, of Bunker Hill, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Heritage Health of Staunton. He was born August 11, 1927 in Montgomery County, TN. He was the eldest child to the late Gullie E. and Elizabeth (Elrod) Elliott. RC served his country in the Army and was discharged in February of 1947. On February 8, 1947 in Hopkinsville, KY, he married Lena Maxine Forsythe. They relocated to the Alton, IL area where RC was employed at the Alton Box …

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    Norma Glassbrenner

    Norma Glassbrenner Plainview Norma J. Glassbrenner, 90, of Plainview, IL, died at Heritage Health of Litchfield, IL on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm. She was born August 18, 1929, in Fieldon, IL to Charles Narup & Catherine (Mossman) Narup. She married Fred E. Glassbrenner on January 10, 1953 in Fieldon, IL. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1986. She worked for the Ben Franklin Store in Bunker Hill, IL for many years, before her retirement in 2002. Norma was a 1947 Graduate …

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    Brian Cox

    Brian Cox Sawyerville Brian N. Cox, 44, of Sawyerville, IL, died in Staunton, IL on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm. He was born November 23, 1974, in Litchfield, IL to Glen “Buzzy” R. Cox & Barbara A. (Olds) Cox. He married Khara L. (Sies) Cox on December 23, 1994 in Carlinville, IL. He was a correctional officer for FCI of Greenville, IL. He also helped with the family farm. Brian was a veteran after having served with the US Army. Brian was a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillesp…

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    Jack Crider

    Jack Crider Litchfield Jack B. Crider, 87, of Litchfield, IL, died at his residence on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:00 am. He was born October 4, 1932, in Wood River, IL to James Crider & Zelma (Hogle) Crider. He married Jacquelyn R. (Effinger) Crider. He was retired after having been a laborer for Laclede Steel. Jack was a veteran of the US Army after having served during Korea. He is survived by his spouse Jackie Crider of Litchfield, IL, children, Terry Crider of East Alton, IL, Jack…

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    Wilma Schoen

    Wilma Schoen Gillespie Wilma “Chris” Schoen, 87, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was born September 2, 1932, in Auburn, IL to Christopher C. Allen & Rosie (Byers) Allen. She married Edward Schoen. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1991. She was a machine operator at Roller Derby and later a CNA at St. Francis Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Pat) Schoen of PA, Greg (Sharon) Schoen of Hillsboro, IL, Mark (Jill) Schoen of Gille…

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    Verna Brakenhoff

    Verna Brakenhoff Quincy Verna Marie Brakenhoff, 96, formerly of Litchfield, IL, died at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Quincy, IL on November 11, 2019. She was born December 14, 1922, in Bunker Hill, IL to Herman and Lula (Suhrenbrock) Rull. Verna was married on May 5, 1945 to Victor Brakenhoff of Nokomis, IL at Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker Hill, IL. Verna and Vic lived in Litchfield, IL, where she worked in an insurance office, as a postal clerk at the Illinois State Capitol, and for many ye…

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    Dawna Marinacci

    Dawna Marinacci Benld Dawna Ann Marinacci, 64, of Benld, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was born September 15, 1955, in Litchfield, IL to Bill D. Link & Rosalie A. (Turco) Link. She married Ades Michael Marinacci. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2017. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, David Archer (Josh Clark) of Edwardsville, IL, Trisha (Shawn) Bradley of Litchfield, IL, Danielle Marinacci of Livingston, IL, T…

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    Lyle Hilyard

    Lyle Hilyard Kennesaw Mr. Lyle Hilyard, age 90, of Kennesaw, GA died Thursday, October 30, 2019. He was born on November 9, 1928 in Bunker Hill, IL to Harold Edwin and Hilda (Duelm) Hilyard. Lyle had served our country honorably in the US Army during World War II. After his military obligation, Lyle worked for several businesses as a Machinist. A man of faith, Lyle was an active member of Timothy Lutheran Church in Woodstock. In his spare time he enjoyed working with model airplanes and servi…

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    Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Benld Mark D. Thompson, 62, of Benld, IL, died at his residence on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3:15 am. He was born March 14, 1957, in Alton, IL to Bob Thompson & Sandy (Bryant) Thompson. He married Sharon (Tucker) Thompson on May 3, 1983 in Alton, IL. He was a retired steelworker for Laclede Steel, United Steelworkers of America Local 3643 of Alton, IL Mark enjoyed model railroading. He is survived by his mother, Sandy Thompson of Alton, IL, spouse, Sharon Thompson of Benld…

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    Harold Oldenettel

    Harold Oldenettel Bunker Hill Harold Raymond Oldenettel, 91, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at University Care Center, Edwardsville, IL on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:40 am. He was born July 24, 1928, in Bunker Hill, IL to Milton Oldenettel & Bertha (Mansholt) Oldenettel. He was a janitor for Meissner Elementary School, Bunker Hill, IL for many years. He was a veteran of the US Army after having served during the Korean War. Harold was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis, and Zion Lut…

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    Frank Gombos

    Frank Gombos Bunker Hill Frank W. Gombos, 62, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at his residence on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:05 am. He was born March 23, 1957, in East Saint Louis, IL to Andrew Gombos & Edith (Kassen) Gombos. He married Rose Marie (Randle) Gombos on November 6, 1994 in Worden, IL. He was a retired adjustor II for Olin. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Frank was a member of the Woodburn Bible Church and Bunker Hill AA for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, looking for…

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    Paul Karr

    Paul Karr Carlinville Paul T. Karr, 91, of Carlinville, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:25 am. He was born November 1, 1927, in Saint Louis, MO to Arthur John Karr & Marie Catherine (Dunn) Karr. He married Mary (Harris) Karr on May 11, 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in Carlinville, IL. He was a chemical operator for a refinery. He was a veteran of the US Army after having served during WWII. Paul was a member of the VFW of Carlinville and Carlinv…

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    Kyrielle Hill

    Kyrielle Hill Bunker Hill Kyrielle Chevaun Hill, infant, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 4:45 am. She was born October 18, 2019, in Alton, IL to Derek T. Hill & Eva (Cornwell) Hill. She is survived by her father, Derek T. Hill of Bunker Hill, IL, brothers, Eric Sunderland of Bunker Hill, IL, Derek Hill, Jr. of Bunker Hill, IL, Felicia Hill of Bunker Hill, IL, Braydon Hill of Bunker Hill, grandmother, Barbara Wright of East Sain…

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    Eva Hill

    Eva Hill Bunker Hill Eva Elizabeth Hill, 37, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 4:26 am. She was born November 17, 1981, in Wood River, IL to Pete Cornwell & Rita (Brown) Cornwell. She married Derek T. Hill. She was a homemaker. Eva was a member of the First Congregational Church of Bunker Hill, IL. She enjoyed listening to country music and hanging out with group of The Brat Pack. She is survived by her spouse, Derek Hill of Bunk…

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    Charles Niebrand

    Charles Niebrand Shipman Charles “Joe” Niebrand, 71, of Shipman, IL, died at his residence on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:40 pm. He was born May 5, 1948, in Litchfield, IL to Frank Gregory Niebrand & Amelia Catherine (Tiona) Niebrand. He married Janet (Snyders) Niebrand on October 9, 1971 in Grafton, IL. He was a retired administrator for National Guard. Charles was a veteran of the US Army after having served during Vietnam. He was a member of the Shipman Volunteer Fire Department, D…

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    Janice Woodruff

    Janice Woodruff Gillespie Janice Kay Woodruff, 77, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:35 am. She was born September 29, 1942, in Gillespie, IL to John Ward & Elizabeth (Peters) Ward. She married William “Woody” Woodruff on March 18, 2002 in Memphis, TN. She was a retail floor manager for drug stores. Janice was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Gillespie, IL. She is survived by her spouse, William “Woody” Woodruff of… J…

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    Anna Rocker

    Anna Rocker Benld Anna Mae Rocker, 94, of Benld, IL, died at Wellbrooke Nursing Home of Westfield, IN, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm. She was born July 13, 1925, in Sawyerville, IL to Barney Marchetti & Elizabeth (Lang) Marchetti Stefani. She married Frank L. Rocker on July 14, 1943 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2002. She was a seamstress for a local dress factory for 27 years. Anna was a member of the St. Joseph’s Altar Society, Croatian Lodge and Inte…

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    Oliver Schwallenstecker

    Oliver Schwallenstecker Bunker Hill Oliver “Ollie” Schwallenstecker, 80, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at his residence on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born January 10, 1939, in Woodburn, IL to Louis Schwallenstecker & Rosalind (Wood) Kaeshamer. He married Judy (Price) Schwallenstecker on March 30, 1957 in Bunker Hill, IL. He was retired after having been a supervisor for Shell Oil. Ollie served on the Bunker Hill City Council, Bunker Hill Library Board, and Macoupin County Board and was o…

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    Laverne Pingolt

    Laverne Pingolt Staunton Laverne L. Pingolt, 92, of Staunton, IL, died at her family’s residence in Staunton, IL on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:55 am. She was born September 14, 1927, in Saint Louis, MO to Lillian (Dittmer) Montag. She married Joe Pingolt, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a homemaker. Laverne was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Debra (Hank) Fey of Staunton, IL, son, Chris (Linda) Pingolt of Staunton, IL, grand…

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    Beverly Tilley

    Beverly Tilley Gillespie Beverly Dawn Tilley, 54, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 2:07 pm. She was born August 21, 1965, in Litchfield, IL to Larry Joe Tilley & Cathy Lynn (Best) Tilley. She was a paramedic for Gillespie Benld Area Ambulance Service, Dunn’s and MedStar. Beverly was a member of the Gillespie Area Providers, Christmas Baskets and Fat Bottomed Girls. She would also help anyone that needed anything. She is surviv…

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    Loretta Park

    Loretta Park Benld Loretta L. Park, 87, of Benld, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:05 am. She was born August 7, 1932, in Clayton, MO to Louis Scatizzi & Aurora (Zuccolotto) Scatizzi. She married George Joseph Park on April 28, 1951 at United Methodist Church in Benld, IL. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2001. She was a homemaker and had been a LPN at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, IL for 18 years. Loretta was a member of …

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    Betty Fanning

    Betty Fanning Gillespie Betty L. Fanning, 94, of Gillespie, IL, died at Carlinville Rehab Center, Carlinville, IL on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 1:14 am. She was born May 18, 1925, in Gillespie, IL to Harry Forsyth & Agnes (Campbell) Forsyth. She married Harry Fanning. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1996. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Harry (Mary) Fanning of Girard, IL, 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sister, Sherry (Ken) Alepra of Gillespie, IL, several n…

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    Ray Tiburzi

    Ray Tiburzi Staunton Ray J. Tiburzi, 101, of Staunton, IL, died Cedarhurst of Bethalto, IL on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:38 am. He was born February 15, 1918, in Sawyerville, IL to Loretto Tiburzi & Carola (Ricci) Tiburzi. He married Lucille (Baggio) Tiburzi on August 27, 1940 in Staunton, IL. He was an auto salesman for General Motors of Gillespie, IL. Ray was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Horseless Carriage Club, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Meals on Wheels for 3…

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    Louis Polovich

    Louis Polovich Benld Louis M. Polovich, 89, of Benld, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm. He was born March 28, 1930, in White City, IL to George Polovich & Catherine (Valent) Polovich. Louis was a graduate of Mt Olive High School. He also received his bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his master’s degree from SIUE. He married Milly (Leonhardt) Polovich on August 16, 1958 at Holy Trinity Church in Mt. Olive, IL. He w…

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    Dorothea Ladendorf

    Dorothea Ladendorf Staunton Dorothea E. Ladendorf, 54, of Staunton, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm. She was born June 28, 1965, in Carlinville, IL to Robert Moore & Joann (Holley) Hoorman. She married Mike Ladendorf on July 1, 2013 in Carlinville, IL. She was a care giver for home health. She is survived by her father, Robert (Nancy) Moore of Carlinville, IL, mother, Joann Hoorman of Litchfield, IL, spouse, Mike Ladendorf of Staunton…

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    Charles Nance

    Charles Nance Bunker Hill Charles E. Nance, 67, of Bunker Hill, IL,  died at  his residence on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:05 pm.  He was born September 11, 1951, in Cairo, IL to George O’Neal Nance & Minnie Pearl (Kunkle) Nance.  Charles  was a  laborer on construction and enjoyed fishing, mowing grass and spending time with family and friends drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and telling stories. He is survived by his Two Nieces, Eva E. (Derek) Hill of …

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    Dolores Kristo

    Dolores Kristo Benld Dolores F. Kristo, 91, of Moro, IL, formerly of Benld, IL, died at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:02 am.  She was born July 22, 1928, in Litchfield, IL to Peter Fuso & Lena (Wilken) Fuso.  She married Anton R. “Tony” Kristo.  She was a Homemaker.  Dolores was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Anton R. Kristo; 4 Sisters, Edith R. Roglis, Irene Fuso, Evelyn G. Mor  and Madaline Manalia.  Her re…

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    James Myatt

    James Myatt Bunker Hill James Charles Myatt, 67, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra, IL on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:09 pm. He was born December 20, 1951, in Alton, IL to Don L. Myatt & Dorothy Mae (Sneeringer) Myatt. He married Debra K. (Thompson) Myatt on June 11, 2005 in Bunker Hill, IL. James was a songwriter and audio engineer who enjoyed his music. He is survived by his spouse, Deb Myatt of Bunker Hill, IL, children, Sarah (Tony) Kessinger of Jerseyville, I…

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    Mary Hawley

    Mary Hawley Staunton STAUNTON– Mary Kathryn Pervinsek Hawley of Staunton passed away at 8:23 AM, August 3, 2019, at her home. Mary K. was born February 17, 1952 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Edward and Mildred Pervinsek. She married Scott S. Hawley on June 10, 1974 at St. Aloysius Church in Springfield. Mary K. graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield College in Illinois, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She was a teacher for most of her …

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    Danny DeWitt

    Danny DeWitt Fairview Heights Danny Dean DeWitt, 52, of Fairview Heights, IL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, died at his residence on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born October 1, 1966, in Hillsboro, IL to Earl DeWitt & Dee (Hatcher) Motycka. He married Amy Marie (Drag) DeWitt on October 14, 2006 in Granite City, IL. He was a sales representative for lab sales. Danny was a precinct committeeman for French Village Twp, a Methodist lay speaker and he was involved Emmaus community. He is surviv…

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    Alice Blevins

    Alice Blevins Gillespie Alice M. Blevins, 76, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:55 am. She was born January 8, 1943, in Litchfield, IL to Leon Janssen & Laura (Drewel) Janssen. She married Leonard Blevins, Jr. on January 28, 1961 in Litchfield, IL. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2011. She was a clerk for Randy’ Market in Mt. Clare, IL where she had worked for 43 years. Alice was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Gillespie. She enjoyed trav…

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    Betty Rull

    Betty Rull Bunker Hill Betty Lou Rull, of Bunker Hill passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 29, in the same home she was born 86 years ago to George and Fontaine Link. She married the love of her life, Norman “Butch” Rull, on June 10, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker Hill. He preceded her in death in November, 2008. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a talented seamstress with a creative soul. Her hands were rarely still. …

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    Raymond Zilinski

    Raymond Zilinski Benld Raymond William Zilinski, 78, of Benld, IL, died at Highland Health Care Center on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:19 am. He was born August 13, 1940, in Chicago, IL to Tony Zilinski and Ruth (Baltruzis) Zilinski. Raymond served in the US Marines.  He was a retired owner of the Log Cabin. He was also employed by IDOT as a laborer. He was a veteran service operator in Carlinville, IL. Raymond was a member of the Litchfield Moose and American Legion Post 307 of Madison,…

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    Vincent Conlee

    Vincent Conlee Benld Vincent H “Butch” Conlee, 60, of Benld, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Saturday, July 27, 2019. He was born June 27, 1959, in Carlinville, IL to Charles Conlee & Penelope Conlee. He was a truck driver for a cement company. He is survived by his children, Larena Conlee of Greenfield, IL, Vincent (Brooke) Conlee Jr. of Decatur, IL, Derek Schehl of Staunton, IL, Cody (Misty) Conlee of Benld, IL, Ashley (Dean) Tiepelman of Livingston, IL, Suvannah (Ra…

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    Patsy Kruemmelbein

    Patsy Kruemmelbein Bunker Hill Patsy Ruth Kruemmelbein, 89, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Heritage Health of Staunton, IL on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 2:30am. She was born January 16, 1930, in Washington Park , IL to Charles Convery & Alberta Nelson Convery Golike. She married Paul E. “Pop” Kruemmelbein on September 14, 1947 in Alton, IL. He preceded her in death on August 15, 2012. She was retired after having been an assembler for Olin Corp. Patsy was a member of the Woodburn Bible Church….

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    Jean Roberts

    Jean Roberts Gillespie Jean Diane Roberts, 73, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:10 am. She was born November 5, 1945, in East Saint Louis, IL to Ralph Herron & Edith (Lair) Herron. She married Theodore “Casey” Roberts. She was a medical transcriptionist. She is survived by her children, Eric D. Roberts of Gillespie, IL, Aaron D. (Angeline) Roberts of Midway, IL, Betty (Karl) Salmon of Powell, OH, Casey (Scott) Roach of Springfiel…