• Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Darlene M Frame

    Dateline: Alton Darlene M. Frame 87, of Alton, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00 a.m. She was born March 27, 1931 in Granite City, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Erlene (McCarty) Frame. Darlene was a member of the Wood River Presbyterian Church. She loved shopping, traveling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her children Michael Spiroff of Godfrey IL., Jeffrey (Michelle) Spiroff of Aspen CO., Lisa (Timothy) Naylor of Brighton, IL., grandchildren, Daniel (Nicole) Naylor of Brighton CO, Andrew (Darreth) Naylor of Cottage Hills, IL., Joel (Desiree) Naylor of Rosewood Heights IL., Carl Spiroff of San Diego, CA.; and…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    David Francis Maher

    Dateline: Godfrey, IL David Francis Maher, 88, passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born on February 4, 1930 in Alton, IL the son of Joseph and Myrtle (Dwiggins) Maher. David married Cleo (Bextermueller) Maher on January 14, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church in West Alton, MO. She preceded him in death. He worked as an electrician for Owen Illinois Glass for 35 years. David was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. He was a member of the Boots and Saddle Club, an avid horseman, an avid boater and fisherman. David is survived…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    James B. Clark

    Dateline: Godfrey James B. Clark, 80, passed away at 8:23 am Sunday September 23, 2018 at home He was born on June 25, 1938 in Rockbridge, IL the son of John B. & Wilma B. (Burger) Clark. James married Judith Mihalich on June 5, 1969 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Alton. She survives. He retired from the Alton School District as a Principal at East Middle School and impacted countless lives with his quick wit, empathetic sense of humor, and wise council. He was an avid reader and was able to finish a good book in just a few hours. He was a member of the Alton Knights of…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Jack D. Buehne

    It is with profound sadness that the family of Jack D. Buehne announces his passing after a brief illness on Saturday, September 22nd at the age of 89. A native of Centralia, Illinois, Jack was born on September 2, 1929 to Joseph Ella (Seeds) Buehne. He was one of fifteen children. He was preceded in death by his parents and all but one of his siblings, including his twin sister Jacqueline Buehne Prosise. Jack joined the United States Navy in 1948 and served aboard the USS Yellowstone until 1952. In 1956 he married his bride of 62 years, Rosalee Hinton. He worked as a machinist at McDonnell Douglas for 36…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Ronald Lee Singleton

    Ronald Lee Singleton went home to his savior Jesus Christ and a joyous family reunion in heaven. He departed peacefully surrounded by his wife of 55 years, son, daughter and their families. Ron was born to Russell and Mary (Hon) Singleton in Venice Illinois on April 20, 1943 the middle son of three boys including Donald and Larry. He grew up in Alton where he met his child hood sweetheart Vicki Langford. They were married and God blessed them with two children Jeff Singleton and Cindy (Singleton) Turner of Godfrey. They were then blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Gillian and Lythande Singleton, Brennan and Sadie Anne Turner along with two…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    James A Gamma

    Dateline: O’Fallon, MO James A. Gamma, age 93, of Alton, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He was born April 23, 1925, in Ironton, MO, the son of Frank and Cora (Heartwick) Gamma. He married Pauline Wesolowski and she preceded him in death in 1987. James was a veteran of the US Army and served in WWII. He was a Local #110 construction worker, and helped build many of the rides at Six Flags Mid-America, including The Screaming Eagle and The Log Flume. James will be best remembered for always wearing his signature hats. He is survived by a daughter and her spouse, Christine…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Mark A. Swarringin

    Dateline: Bunker Hill Mark A. Swarringin, age 50, of Bunker Hill, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, after a short battle with cancer with his family by his side. He was born November 17, 1967, in Alton, to Donald and Shirley (Rayburn) Swarringin. He married Julie Sheppard on October 15, 1999 in Edwardsville, and they have spent 29 wonderful years together. Mark owned and operated Carley’s Masonry. He loved being outdoors, 4 wheeling, camping, boating and arrowhead hunting. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family and riding his Harley Davidson. In addition to his wife, Julie; he is survived by his mother, Shirley Swarringin; two children, Brandon and…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Kathrene B. Johns

    Dateline: Godfrey Kathrene B. Johns, 92, passed away at 10:45 am Friday September 14, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center. She was born on August 22, 1926 in Alton, IL the daughter of Tony Young and Alice (Pollard) Narup. On June 14, 1947 Kathrene married John T. Johns in Alton. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2009. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton. Kathrene was a proud sponsor of the Encounter Youth Choir, she enjoyed gardening and taking care of her dog Mitzi. Kathrene is survived by her two children, Deborah (Wayne) Ruppert and Michael (Kim) Johns; five grandchildren, Amy (Fernando) Sarabia, Brian…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Wanda Fay Elledge

    Dateline: Alton, Illinois Wanda Fay Elledge, 84, passed from Earth to Glory at 5:10 pm on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born on February 16, 1934 in Medora, IL the daughter of Joseph W. and Susan (Bilbruck) Dunn. Wanda graduated elementary school in Hettick, IL and attended Carlinville High School. She married Virgil "Glen" on October 15, 1950 in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on November 3, 2003. To this union were born four sons: Brad (Debbie) Elledge of Alton, IL, Jeff (Brenda) Elledge of Bryan, TX, Greg (Carolyn) Elledge of Murphy, NC and Tim (Lorrie) Elledge of Bethalto, IL. Wanda was a homemaker for most of her…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Vera Novalard Randolph-Ventimiglia

    Dateline: Wood River Vera Novalard Randolph-Ventimiglia, 89, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on April 16, 1929 in Mount Vernon, IL the daughter of Thomas Newton and Novalard Tennesse (Bean) Willmore. She married William Thompson Randolph. He preceded her in death. She then married Anthony J. Ventimiglia. He also preceded her in death. She was the owner of Alton Answering Services and Doctor’s Exchange for over 30 years. She was a member of Hearts Harvest Church and of the Alton VFW Post 1308 Auxiliary. Vera is survived by three children, Vicki (John) Uram…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Cheryl Lynn Piotrowski

    Dateline: Edwardsville Cheryl Lynn Piotrowski, 39, of Edwardsville, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. Louis University. She was born on August 22, 1979, in Litchfield, IL, the daughter of Stanley R. and Lana J. (Hill) Piotrowski. They survive. Cheryl loved dancing and listening to music. She also enjoyed eating with her friends and family. In addition to her parents, Cheryl is survived by her siblings, Christopher Shawn (Tammy) Hutchinson of Johnson City, IL, Nathaniel Shayne (Denise) Hutchinson of Johnson City, IL, and Brian Keith (Teri) Piotrowski of Wood River; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 10…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Clinton C. Champlin

    Dateline: Bethalto Clinton C. Champlin, 56, of Bethalto, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:25 am. He was born on January 8, 1962, in Alton, IL, the son of Virgil and Anna (Bless) Champlin. Both preceded him in death. He married Irma E. Kiffmeyer on August 22, 1992 in Wood River. She survives. Clint was the custodian at Bethalto Church of God, where he was also a member. He ran the sound there and helped out as much as possible, and was on the security team. He enjoyed helping work at the Hilltop Auction Center. Clint loved spending time with his family and friends. Along with his wife,…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Daniel Matthew Zorger

    Dateline: Alton Daniel Matthew Zorger 40, of Alton, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. He was born September 21, 1977 in Cape Girardeau, MO, the son of Steven “Geoffrey” Zorger and Linda (Dreher) Howenstein. Daniel was a Forman at Shade Tree Service in Missouri. He loved music and playing the guitar, even stepping in and playing for several different bands. Daniel enjoyed camping, hiking, going to concerts, and most of all; spending time with his children. He is survived by his parents, Linda (Roger) Howenstein of Wright City, MO and Steven “Geoffrey” (Joyce) Zorger of Godfrey, Il; and three children, Leif, Isabel and Greta Zorger. Daniel was…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Dorothea "Dolly" M. Squires

    Dateline: Godfrey, IL Dorothea “Dolly” M. Squires, age 60, passed away at 9:25 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Eunice Smith Home in Alton, IL. She was born January 18, 1958 in Alton, IL, daughter of the late John & Phyllis (Mull) Naylor. She married Kevin L. Squires on July 23, 1977 in 1st Church of God of Meadowbrook, he survives. Together they recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. Dolly was employed in retail management in the Alton area working at Famous Brand Shoes Store, JC Penny’s, Libby’s Bridal and Macy’s over the years. She enjoyed reading, crafts, wood working, and sewing in her spare time. She took great…

  • Alton,  Bethalto,  Godfrey,  Hardin

    Nicholas E. "Nick" Cannedy

    Dateline: Bethalto, IL Nicholas E. “Nick” Cannedy, 32, of Bethalto, passed away on September 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on October 10, 1985, the son of Terry & Vickey Lynn (Hansen) Cannedy. He married Sarah E. Campbell on June 13, 2009 at OLQP in Bethalto. She survives. Nick was a journeyman mechanic at Auto Centers Nissan in Wood River. He graduated from Ranken Technical College with an Electrical and Automotive Degree. He was a member of the International Union of Machinists Local 313 and District 9. He enjoyed writing poems, having one published many years ago. He loved music, camping,…