• Bunker Hill,  Gillespie

    Doris Karnes

    Doris Karnes Bunker Hill Doris Emalyn Karnes, 89, of Bunker Hill, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Godfrey, IL. She was surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born on September 4, 1930 to Henry and Cordelia Suhling of Dorchester, IL. Doris graduated from Dorchester Elementary School and Shipman High School. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker Hill, where she loved being on the altar guild and working at the sausage suppers. She retire…

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    Rae Palier

    Rae Palier Gillespie Rae Marie Palier, 96, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:38 pm. She was born August 15, 1923, in Gillespie, IL to Freeman Hull & Cordelia (Herron) Hull. She married Raymond D. Palier on August 7, 1989. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1998. She was a nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL, beautician in Springfield, IL, and teletype operator for the State of Illinois. She was a pianist who enjoyed gardening, trave…

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    David Daugherty

    David Daugherty Carlinville David A. Daugherty, Sr., 61, of Carlinville, IL, died at his residence on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:30 am. He was born July 27, 1958, in Litchfield, IL to Jacob D. Daugherty & Dorothy (Bristow) Daugherty. He married Frances “Fran” (Carty) Daugherty on July 2, 1975 in Carlinville, IL. He was retired after having been a boilermaker for Local 363 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. During that time David and Josh traveled to 27 states for work. David love…

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    John Oberto

    John Oberto Staunton John Joseph Oberto, 81, of Staunton, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:59 pm. He was born August 7, 1938, in Illinois to Joseph John Oberto & Josephine (Enrici) Oberto. He married Donna L. (Pellegrini) Oberto on July 15, 1967 at the Holy Cross Church, Wilsonville, IL. She preceded him in death on July 11, 2008. He was a machinist for Olin. John was a member of the St. Michael’s Church and Local 88 Musician Union. He enjoye…

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    Janet Cokenour

    Janet Cokenour Gillespie Janet Sue Wise Cokenour, 78, of Gillespie, IL, passed away with her sons by her side on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Janet was born to Roy and Foy Wise on January 7, 1942 in Rushville, Illinois. She was a graduate of Rushville High School and was a member of United Methodist Church there. She graduated from Memorial School of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois and was a Registered Nurse. Through her 43 years or nursing, she worked at many levels including home health care…

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    Phyllis Spurney

    Phyllis Spurney Sawyerville Phyllis June Spurney, 89, of Sawyerville, IL, died at Heritage Health of Litchfield, IL on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:25 am. She was born June 30, 1930, in Sawyerville, IL to James D. Taylor & Alice (Douglass) Taylor. She married Joseph Spurney, Jr. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1996. She was the manager of the State of Illinois Drivers’ Facility, Carlinville, IL. Phyllis was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Olive, IL, United Methodist Churc…

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    Cynthia Fore

    Cynthia Fore Brighton Cynthia Sue Fore, 66, of Brighton , IL, died at her residence on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:25 pm. She was born December 23, 1953, in Wichita, KS to Frank J. Thomas & Elaine I. (Smith) Thomas. She married Jeffrey Steven Fore in Eureka Springs, AR in 2000. She was a clerical worker for county government. She is survived by her father, Frank Thomas of St. Louis County, MO, spouse, Jeffrey Fore of Brighton, IL, children, Kelli (Hans) Miller of Willow, AK, Shawn Turney …

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    Evalyn Smith

    Evalyn Smith Bunker Hill Evalyn Rose Smith, 88, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Jerseyville Manor, Jerseyville, IL on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm. She was born August 20, 1931, in Illinois to George Lehman & Glenna (Bolton). She married James C.L. Smith. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2009. She was a homemaker. Evalyn was a member of the Berean Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, John (Deanna) Smith of Bunker Hill, IL, Jim Smith of Pensacola, FL, grandchildren, Jimmy …

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    Lois Roberts

    Lois Roberts Godfrey Lois F. Roberts, 97, of Godfrey, IL, died at Integrity of Godfrey on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:50 pm. She was born January 14, 1923, in Gillespie, IL to Frank B Roberts & Jennie M (Curts) Roberts. She was a member of the Gillespie Chapter 430 Order of Eastern Star since 1945. Lois was retired from Jefferson Smurfit since 1988. She is survived by her niece, Donna Gittleson of Steward, IL, nephew, Ron Roberts of Washington, great nieces, great nephews and special fri…

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    Jeffrey Bond

    Jeffrey Bond Bunker Hill Jeffrey N. Bond, 50, of Bunker Hill, IL, died in Alton, IL on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:40 am. He was born June 7, 1969, in Belleville, IL to Nelson Bond & Janice Martin. He married Deana Mize Bond on March 1, 1991 in Edwardsville, IL. He was a dispatcher for TNN Dispatch. He is survived by his father, Nelson “Ned” Bond of Holiday Shores, IL, mother, Janice Martin of Alton, IL, spouse, Deana Bond of Bunker Hill, IL, son, Jeffrey “Jeff” Bond of Bunker Hill, IL,…

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    Leona Cummings

    Leona Cummings Gillespie Leona Mary “Nonie” Cummings, 88, of Gillespie, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:30 am. She was born April 5, 1931, in Henderson, IL to Leon Lienard & Mary (Basso) Lienard. She married Joseph William “Catcher” Cummings on September 18, 1949 in Gillespie, IL. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1994. She was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her grandchildren, cook, bake and crotchet. Leona was a member of the SS S…

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    Marjorie Darte

    Marjorie Darte Benld Marjorie L. Darte, 92, of Benld, IL, died at The Glenwood of Staunton, IL on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:07 pm. She was born February 19, 1928, in Wilsonville, IL to Frank Chappell & Lola (Puschel) Chappell. She married Kenneth J. Darte on March 1, 1947 in Wilsonville, IL. She was a hairdresser. Marjorie was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary of Gillespie, IL. She was a Cubs fan who enjoyed quilting, ceramics, crafting and embroidery. She is survived by her s…

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    Alice Koniak

    Alice Koniak Gillespie Alice E. Koniak, 83, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:30 pm. She was born May 19, 1936, in Litchfield, IL to Robert Eller & Talka (Rothermell) Eller. She married Francis L. Koniak, Sr. She was a retired home health nurse. She is survived by her spouse, Francis L. Koniak, Sr. of Gillespie, children, Yvonne Koniak-Cagle (John) of Eolia, MO, Tom Koniak (Terry) of Gillespie, IL, Dianne Baum (Mike) of Sore…

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    William Polonius

    William Polonius Benld William “Joe” Polonius, 85, of Benld, IL, died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:50 am. He was born July 8, 1934, in Benld, IL to Michael D. Polonius & Lelia (Hayes) Polonius. Joe graduated from Benld High School in 1952. Joe was a veteran of the US Army after having served from 1957-1958. He was retired after having been a math teacher and a basketball coach in Livingston and Bunker Hill. He is survived by several nieces …

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    Teresa Mullink

    Teresa Mullink Bunker Hill Teresa Diane Mullink, 57, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm. She was born March 21, 1962, in Alton, IL to Leonard Anton “Slick” Mullink & Billie Jean (Ray) Mullink. She was a bus driver and school monitor for Bunker Hill School District. Teresa was a cheerleading coach and a seamstress. She enjoyed crocheting and crafting. She was also a Harry Potter fan. She is survived by her mother, Billie J…

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    William Berutti

    William Berutti Gillespie William Robert “Bill” Berutti, 91, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born April 21, 1928, in Litchfield, IL to Mario Peter Berutti & Dora Barbara (Priori) Berutti. He married Gwen (Burnett) Berutti on November 2, 1949 at SS Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie, IL. He was associated with Berutti Self Service Grocery Store in Benld, IL, an office worker with Shell Oil and a piano technician and musi…

  • Bunker Hill,  Gillespie

    Alfred Vernetti

    Alfred Vernetti Alfred John Vernetti (Mansin), son of Peter J. Vernetti and Mary M. (Balent) Vernetti, passed away on February 7, 2020, in Costa Rica, Central America. He is survived by his two sons, Brad Vernetti and Kevin (Christina) Vernetti; grandchildren Brian (Erin), Tony, Mary and Estefania Vernetti, and great-granddaughter Layla M. Vernetti; sisters Rosemarie (John) Fry, Irene Mueller, Carol (Alex) Grzelak and brother Robert (Catherine) Vernetti along with many loving nieces and nephe…

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    Michael Moscardelli

    Michael Moscardelli Benld Michael Jim Moscardelli, 68, of Benld, died at his residence on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was born August 22, 1951, in Carlinville, IL to Jimmie F. Moscardelli & Ola Florence (Ryan) Moscardelli. He was a retired truck driver. Michael was a father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many that loved him. He is survived by his daughter, Angelia (Stephen) Medlin of Saint Peters, MO, grandchildren, Edward Medlin of Saint Peters, MO, William Medlin of Sa…

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    Lucille Tiburzi

    Lucille Tiburzi Staunton Lucille C. (Baggio) Tiburzi passed away on February 2, 2020 in Bethalto, Il. She was born on January 5, 1920, in the province of Vicenza, Italy, where she resided for the first 10 years of her life. In January, 1930, she emigrated to the United States to join her mother, Angelina Orso, who had been living in Staunton since 1922. In August, 1940, she married Ray Tiburzi, who predeceased her on August 31, 2019. Together, they crafted a beautiful marriage and partnership…

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    David Meyer

    David Meyer Bunker Hill David Lee Meyer, 71, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at his residence on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:57 am. He was born October 29, 1948, in Alton, IL to Eugene Victor Meyer & Ruth A. (Long) Meyer. He married Angelina “Angie” (Reddo) Meyer on May 1, 1971 in Bethalto, IL. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2002. He was a retired operator for Local 520. David was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bunker Hill, IL, American Legion of Bunker Hill, IL, Operating Engineers, …

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    Nancy Majzel

    Nancy Majzel St. Louis Nancy Lou Majzel, 88, of Saint Louis, MO, formerly of Benld, IL, died at Cedarhurst Senior Living, St. Louis, MO on Thursday, January 30, 2020. She was born October 31, 1931, in Highwood, IL to Frank Fiocchi & Madelena (Giorgis) Majzel. She married Joseph Henry Majzel on September 2, 1950 in Shipman, IL. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1995. She was a seamstress for Rice-Stix Garment Factory, clerk at Sears Catalog Store and a preparer for H and R Block. Nanc…

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    Daniel Davis

    Daniel Davis Eagarville Daniel W. Davis, 55, of Eagarville, IL, died at Carlinville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm. He was born December 26, 1964, in Saint Louis , MO to Judith (Knowles) Davis. She survives. He is also survived by his siblings, Stephen Davis, Jr., Mindy Davis, and Tina Medley. No public services will be held. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of th…

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    Juanita Johnessee

    Juanita Johnessee Bunker Hill Juanita Johnessee, 85, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at her residence on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm. She was born February 27, 1934, in Clementsville, KY to Logan Pettyjohn & Eva Atwood Pettyjohn. She married Robert F. Johnessee on September 4, 1953 at the Berean Baptist Church in Bunker Hill, IL. She was a homemaker. Juanita was a graduate of the Bunker Hill Class of 1952. She was a member of the Berean Baptist Church. She is survived by her spouse Ro…

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    Corleen Heuer

    Corleen Heuer Shipman Corleen June Heuer, 88, of Shipman, passed away at 8:52 am on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL with her family by her side. Corleen was born June 9, 1931 in Bunker Hill, IL at the Rust family farm to Albert and Emma (Schaller) Rust. She was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker Hill. She married Donald W. Heuer on April 12, 1953. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2009. She was a lifetime member of the Zion Luthe…

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    Norma Harbaugh

    Norma Harbaugh Plainview Norma Lorene Harbaugh, 83, of Plainview, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm. She was born September 13, 1936, in Lowder, IL to William Welcome Bettis Sr. & Beulah (Waters) Bettis. She married Charles W. Harbaugh on November 19, 1953 in Hettick, IL. He preceded her in death on November 16, 1991. She was an Avon Lady. Norma was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for 55 years….

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    Rebecca Mansholt

    Rebecca Mansholt Maryville Rebecca Rae Mansholt, 42, of Maryville, died at her residence on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm. She was born December 27, 1977, in Litchfield, IL to David Mansholt & Melissa Ray. She was a project manager for Centene Corp, Clayton, MO. Rebecca enjoyed shopping, being with her cat, Isabella and spending time with her niece and nephew. She is survived by her father, David Mansholt of Bunker Hill, IL, mother, Melissa Ray of Maryville, IL, step dad, Russell Hug…

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    Verna Mathenia

    Verna Mathenia Staunton Verna Mae Mathenia, 89, of Staunton, IL, died at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, IL on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:10 am. She was born July 7, 1930, in Hurdland, MO to Lawrence Williams & Bertha (Todd) Williams. She married Paul Newton Mathenia. She was a homemaker. Verna was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Bethalto, IL. She is survived by her spouse, Paul Mathenia, children, Gary (Rosi) Mathenia, Leslie (Judy) Mathenia, Melvina (Wayne) Hernande…

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    Margarite Pianfetti

    Margarite Pianfetti Gillespie Margarite “Marge” Pianfetti, 76, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:05 pm. She was born January 25, 1943, in Benld, IL to Steve Ulakey & Wilma (Heck) Ulakey. She married Lawrence A Pianfetti on September 28, 1963 at St. Joseph’s Church in Benld, IL. She was an office manager for Drew Ford. Margarite was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW of Gillespie, SS Simon and Jude Altar Society and …

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    Mary Turcol

    Mary Turcol Benld Mary Lou Turcol, 78, of Benld, IL, died at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL on Monday, December 30, 2019. She was born October 9, 1941 to John Cavallo & Mary (Katich) Cavallo. She married Robert Lee Turcol on April 4, 1964 at St. Joseph’s Church, Benld, IL. She was a registered nurse for the ER at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL and she was a Home Health Care Director in Staunton, IL. Mary Lou was a graduate of St. John’s Hospital School Of Nursing in Springfield, I…

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    Mary Carr

    Mary Carr Benld Mary Ann Carr, 83, of Benld, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 6:29 pm. She was born July 1, 1936, in Staunton, IL to Michael Lesich & Rose Marie (Fensterman) Lesich. She married Walter Carr. She was a homemaker. Mary was a member of the CFU Lodge 217 of Benld, IL. She is survived by her children, Steven J. Carr of Bunker Hill, IL, Robert A. Carr (Carrie Profaizer) of Wilsonville, IL, Debra A. Smith of Bunker Hill, IL, Richar…

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    Stacy Thomason

    Stacy Thomason Bunker Hill Stacy Lin Thomason, 43, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, December 28, 2019. She was born September 17, 1976, in Fort Hood, TX to Richard May Moulton, Jr. She married Allen Thomason. She was a photographer. Stacy was a wife, mother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her spouse, Allen Thomason of Bunker Hill, IL, children, Allen Thomason, Jr. of Bunker Hill, IL, Donald Thomason of Bunker Hill, IL, sister, Andrea Pittman …

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    Patrick Kidwell

    Patrick Kidwell Gillespie Patrick Andrew Kidwell, 42, of Gillespie, IL, died at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Il on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm. He was born May 26, 1977, in Springfield, IL to William D. Powers & Andrea K. Lacy Powers. He worked in sales at Lowe’s in Alton, IL. He collected knives and guns. He enjoyed wrestling and movies. He is survived by his father, William Powers of Gillespie, IL, four siblings, Kimberly Powers of Gillespie, IL, Heather Powers of Spr…

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    Geraldine Giller

    Geraldine Giller Gillespie Geraldine Mae Giller, 76, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 1:00 am. She was born May 13, 1943, in Litchfield, IL to Joseph Urick & Mary Guidish Urick. She was a cook. She is survived by her children, Gary Schardan of Staunton, IL, Roger Schardan of Wilsonville, IL, Tammy (Everett) Bourland of Litchfield, IL, Mary (James) Baker of Lampe, MO, daughter in law, Kim Schardan, grandchildren, Brandy Kershaw, Lacy Reese, Scott Sc…

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    Leah Moore

    Leah Moore Benld Leah Moore, 66, of Benld, IL, died at her residence on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 3:24 pm. She was born August 27, 1953, in Staunton, IL to Edward Eugene Moore & Harriett Hayman Moore. She was a retired accountant. She is survived by her brother, Paul Douglas Moore (Tracy) of Benld, IL, sisters, Sharon Moore of Litchfield, IL, Kathy VanHooser of Litchfield, IL, Bonnie Randle (Lynn) of Irving, IL, Pam Holt (Jerry) of Mascoutah, IL, and Melissa Whaley (Christopher) of Be…

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    Kristina Lane

    Kristina Lane Gillespie Kristina L. Lane, 23, of Gillespie, IL, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm. She was born November 3, 1996, in Alton, IL to James J. Timpe & Sheila M. (Richardson) Timpe. She was a homemaker. Kristina enjoyed music, playing with her kids, spending time with her family, camping, watching old western movies and doing crafts with grandma. She is survived by her parents, James Timpe and Sheila Timpe of Gillespie, IL, …

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    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…