• Bunker Hill,  Gillespie

    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…

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    Eva Bierbaum

    Eva Bierbaum Fosterburg Fosterburg-Eva Mae (Jo) Bierbaum, age 87, passed away at 3:20pm on July 25, 2019 at her home of many years in Fosterburg with her family at her side. She was born March 17, 1932 the daughter of John C. and Nellie (Cathorall) Hoekstra. She married her high school sweetheart, Vernon E. Bierbaum, September 1, 1950 at Zion Presbyterian Church of Fosterburg. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2003. Jo, Ma, or MaMa as she was called by family and friends was truly a sta…

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    Mildred DeMartini

    Mildred DeMartini Gillespie Mildred “Mickey” DeMartini, 91, of Gillespie, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  She was born December 3, 1927, in Winchester, TN to Felix Holder & Carrie (Branch) Holder.  She married Dominic DeMartini.  He preceded her in death on September 5, 1993.  She was a retired beautician.  She is survived by her Niece, Carolyn (Bobby) Beasley of Gallatin, TN.  Mildred was preceded in death by her pa…

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    Vivian Ferguson

    Vivian Ferguson Gillespie Vivian Adaline (Drury) Ferguson, 88, of Gillespie, IL, formerly of Mount Olive, IL and Staunton, IL, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm. She was born July 6, 1931, in Alton , IL to Ralph Elery Drury & Adaline T. (Sheff) Drury. She married Bernard C. Ferguson on March 17, 1962 in Alton, IL. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2002. She was a lab tech for Olin Corp, co-owner of Bernie’s Tavern in Staunton, admitting…

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    Danny Rhodes

    Danny Rhodes Eagarville Danny Melvin Rhodes, 72, of Eagarville, IL, died at Hillsboro Rehab & Health Care, Hillsboro, IL on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm. He was born June 16, 1947, in Litchfield, IL to James Rhodes & Mae (Ward) Rhodes. He married Catherine (Mihelcic) Rhodes on November 29, 1969 in Mt. Olive, IL. He was a retired security guard. He is survived by his spouse, Cathy Rhodes of Eagarville, IL, sons, Danny J. (Cherie) Rhodes of Yorktown, VA, Keith M. (Leslie) Rhodes of…

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    Rose Ferjancich

    Rose Ferjancich Benld Rose V. Ferjancich, 92, of Benld, IL, died at Villa East of Sherman, IL on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:20 am. She was born September 27, 1926, in Benld, IL to Gaetano Leone & Clorinda (Roman) Leone. She married Steve Varcho. Rose later married Robert Ferjancich. She was a clerk for Benld Cooperative Grocery Store and Gay Plumbing and Heating of Benld. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Durham of Springfield, IL, grandchildren, Jason Brooks, Butch Durham, Steve Dur…

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    Edward Rust

    Edward Rust Bunker HIll Edward Allen Rust, 94, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:40 am. He was born January 28, 1925, in Bunker Hill, IL to Albert Rust & Emma (Schaller) Rust. He married Lena W. (Bertels) Rust on August 24, 1947 at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Dorsey, IL. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2019. Edward was born on the Rust Family farm just south of Bunker Hill which became a Centennial Farm in 1985. Lena joined hi…

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    Juanita Warren

    Juanita Warren Bunker Hill Juanita Warren, 93, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL on Monday, July 15, 2019. She was born July 24, 1925, in Sturdivant, MO to Dawson Cooper & Manda Davis Cooper. She married Harold Edward Warren on May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2007. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Bunker Hill, IL. She is survived by her three children, Edward (Sue) Warren of Bunker Hill, IL, Linda Warre…

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    Billy Dona

    Billy Dona Utica Billy Dona, 93, of Utica, MI, formerly of Gillespie, IL died on July 1, 2019 in New Haven, MI. He was born July 5, 1925 in Eagarville, IL to William Dona and Regina (Hopper) Dona. He married Barb Dona. Billy was retired after having been a manager for Victor Steel. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Billy is survived by his spouse, Barb Dona of Utica, MI, children, Joe (Pat) Dona of Williamsburg, VA, Peggy Dona of Washington, MI, Remy (Carrol) Dona of Washington, MI, Howard (De…

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    Jack Helvey

    Jack Helvey Shipman Jack Helvey, 79, of Lake Catatoga was called home by the Lord on July 12. A retired meat cutter, Jack spent his time gardening, watching sports and managing the lake common grounds. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Kittel, and two sons, Michael and Christopher. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, son Jeff (Diana) Helvey, daughters Kimberly (Michael) Kolve, Jennifer (Donald) Young, Melanie (Danny) Leonard, stepsons Gregory (Nancy) Gage, Stanley (Chan…

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    Tammy Eardley

    Tammy Eardley Witt Tammy Jo Eardley, 46, of Witt, IL, formerly of Wilsonville, IL died at her residence on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 10:00 am. She was born March 9, 1973, in Litchfield, IL to Marvin Miller & Brenda (Pruitt) Grissom. Tammy enjoyed watching stars. She is survived by her father, Marvin Miller, son, Cody Eardley of Witt, IL (companion, Leslie Stolte), grandchildren, Titan Allen Eardley, nieces, Brianna Hupp of Gillespie, IL, Kimberly Miller of Sawyerville, IL, Kendra Miller of…

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    Marsha Campbell

    Marsha Campbell Bunker Hill Marsha (Marty) Kay Campbell, from Bunker Hill IL, was called to her eternal home on July 13th, 2019 at 2:45 AM with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert & Theresa(Maher) Favre of Bethalto, IL, brother Dale William Favre of Bethalto, IL and beloved husband Tom Campbell of East Alton, IL. She is survived by her daughters Theresa (Franklin) Scroggins(Donny) and Crystal(Franklin) Nix(Tony) both of Bunker Hill, IL. She has 5 belove…

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    Jeffery Stoops

    Jeffery Stoops Mt. Olive Jeffery F. Stoops, 49, of Mount Olive, IL, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm. He was born May 14, 1970, in Carlinville, IL to Billy J.Stoops & Mattie Lee (Harris) Stoops. He was a Bricklayer and Roofer. He is survived by his Father & Step Mother, Billy & Joyce Stoops of Shipman, IL; Three Daughters, Hannah Stoops of Staunton, IL, Marissa Stoops of Mt. Olive, IL, Samantha Stoops of Jerseyville, IL; Two Sons, Matthew Stoops of …

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    Patricia Rhodes

    Patricia Rhodes Worden Patricia Ann Rhodes, 65, of Worden, IL, died at her residence on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:19 am. She was born May 30, 1954, in Litchfield, IL to Kennard Darte & Beulah (Chappell) Darte. She married Rickey E. Rhodes on February 15, 1975 in Mt Clare, IL. She was retired after having been a store clerk for Walmart. She is survived by her father, Kennard Darte of Mt. Clare, IL, spouse, Rickey Rhodes of Worden, IL, children, Shannon (Rodney) Willis of Benld, IL, Jonat…

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    Jeffrey Balzraine

    Jeffrey Balzraine Bethalto Jeffrey Joseph Balzraine, 56, of Bethalto, IL, died at his residence on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm. He was born October 25, 1962, in Litchfield, IL to Arthur N. Balzraine & Irmaline (Piana) Balzraine. He was retired after having worked for the US Postal Service. He is survived by his mother, Irmaline Balzraine of Benld, IL, brothers, John (Jackie) Balzraine of Benld, IL, Jim Balzraine of Gillespie, IL, Jerry (Phyllis) Balzraine of Benld, IL, sisters, Artie …

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    Herman Landreth

    Herman Landreth Bunker Hill Herman F Landreth (age 94) passed away on July 1, 2019.   He was born April 8, 1925 in Bunker Hill, Illinois, a son of Oscar C. and Iva W. (Halterman) Landreth. He married Evelyn A. Rose (deceased in 2000) in 1946.  They had three daughters – Linda J. Brodley/Hurst, Becky J. Edwards, and Jill L. Geick; they all survive. He later married Alberta (Bertie) M. (Turner) Flowers (deceased in 2013). Surviving are six grandchildren (Ted and Dean Brodley, Mon…

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    Nora Girth

    Nora Girth Wood River Nora L. Girth, 78, of Wood River, IL, formerly of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, Gillespie, IL on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:10 am. She was born March 10, 1941, in Madrid, IA to John Boccaleoni & Vera (Laver) Boccaleoni. She married Richard W. “Dick” Girth on February 16, 1963 at St. Mary’s Church in Bunker Hill, IL. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2004. Nora was a 1959 graduate of Edwardsville High School and a 1962 graduate of St. Jo…

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    Frances Chulick

    Frances Chulick Frances (Fran) Chulick, the late daughter of Peter and Maria Cignetti, peacefully passed away late Sunday evening, June 3, 2019, at Holy Cross Hospice, in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Lovingly surrounded by her immediate family members on her final days, she had been fighting an uphill battle until she finally succumbed to double pneumonia. Fran was a doting wife to her husband John of 65 years, a loving mother to her son Jack and daughter Suzee and a spoiling grandmother to Jack’s so…