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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    Kathleen E. Willcut

    Dateline: Arnold, MO Kathleen E. Willcut, age 50, passed away at 9:20 am on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at her residence in Arnold MO, with her family by her side under the care of BJC Hospice. She was born October 3, 1967 in Alton, Illinois, daughter of Raymond L. & Gloria A. (Clark) Hunt Jr. She married Bradley J. Willcut in Piggott, AR on November 1, 2001, he survives. Kathleen was employed in management at AT&T working for 18 years and retiring in October of 2014. She was a member of the ALS community. She enjoyed camping, fishing, going to Branson and spending time with all her family and friends.…

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    James Montgomery

    Dateline: Alton James Montgomery, age 73, passed away 6:54 pm, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. He was born February 25, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL to Clyde and Ruby (Lightly) Montgomery. On September 25, 1982 he married Brenda Turner. She survives. James served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Montgomery; three daughters, Dawn Unterbrink (Jeffrey), Melissa Zwirblia (Tommy), and Michelle Erwin (Tim); 12 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. James is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Stockton. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to…

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    Donna Kay Wright

    Donna Kay Wright, age 75, went to be with the Lord at 10:38 am on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home, under the care of BJC Hospice. She was born September 28, 1942 in Peoria, IL, daughter of the late Alvie Reynolds and Clara (Lowe) & Eugene Maxwell. Donna was employed at the Alton Mental Health Center as a support worker in the Dietary Dept. She was a member of the Bethalto First Christian Church and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, knitting, cooking for the homeless every Wednesday, going to Wal-Mart and attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. She married Frank Wright, September 18,…

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    Larry Harkey

    Larry Harkey, 59, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 12:00 pm, at Stern’s Nursing and Rehab in Granite City, IL. He was born on November 19, 1958, in Staunton, IL, the son of Walter L. and the late Peggy J. (Creel) Harkey. Larry enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing, going to concerts, especially the seeing the Eagles and spending time with his family and friends. Along with his father, Walter, he is survived by two brothers, Mike (Kellye) Harkey and Dennis (Penny) Harkey; one niece and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Joyce Marie Jarman. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the…

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    Oscar William Brenner Jr.

    Dateline: Alton Oscar William Brenner Jr., age 95, of Alton, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:03 am at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born February 3, 1923, in Alton IL, the son of Oscar William and June Grace (Nichols) Brenner Sr. On October 16, 1948 he married Edna Henson at St. Matthews Church. She preceded him in death. Oscar served his country in the United States Marines from 1943 until 1946. He liked telling his story about being in the Army, Navy and Marines all in one day. He was a member of the Alton VFW Post #1308, where he spent a lot of his time in the…

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    Joy Kay Winslow

    Dateline: Alton Joy Kay Winslow, 68, passed away 6:32 pm Sunday August 26, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 15, 1950 in Jerseyville the daughter of Gilbert & Bessie (Daniels) Whitlock. She was adopted by Barney and Jennie Davis. Joy married Robert “Bob” Winslow Sr. on July 20, 1968 in Alton and he preceded her in death. She worked for Sigma Aldridge Chemical Company in the accounting department and had just recently retired. Joy loved reading, watching movies with family, crocheting, spending time with grandchildren, going to concerts and listening to music. She is survived by three sons, Steven Winslow (Laura), Robert Winslow Jr. (Pam)…

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    Doris Sprong

    Dateline: Kampsville Doris Sprong, 76, passed away on August 29, 2018 at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab. She was born on September 2, 1941 in Alton, the daughter of Herbert Turner & Bernice Augusta A(Kirchner) Patton. Doris married Richard Sprong in 1957 and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of East Hardin and loved to play lotto tickets. She enjoyed watching the Demolition Derby, horseracing, tractor pulling and loved family outings. Doris is survived by two sister, Lois Craigmiles and Eleanor Brady; and several nieces and nephews and a special friends, John, Diane, and Matt Spa. She was preceded in death by one…

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    Geneva E. Heffington

    Dateline: Batchtown Geneva E. Heffington, 98, passed away at 2:35 am Saturday August 25, 2018 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Batchtown on August 1, 1920 the daughter of Andrew and Theresa (Brinkman) Snyders. Geneva married Melvin Heffington on September 22, 1938 in Batchtown. She was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Batchtown where she served on the Altar Society. She was a member of the Red Hat Mamma’s, loved to quilt, loved fishing, and was a St. Louis Cardinal’s Fan. Geneva is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law and a daughter and son-in-law, Melvin & Sara Heffington of Hardin, Vera & Pat Droege of Meppen,…

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    Richard R. Sanders

    Dateline: Godfrey Richard R. Sanders, 80, passed away at 8:08 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. A native of Litchfield, Illinois, he was born January 9, 1938 in White Hall, Illinois to Helen (Sturdy) and Walter Sanders. He is survived by his wife Mary Kay Sanders, three sons, Bradley (Debra) Sanders of Bunker Hill, Michael (Jeanne) Sanders of Belleville, Chad (Missi) Sanders of Moro, two stepchildren, Kyle (Tali) Burress of Alexandria, VA, and Heather (Just) Burress of Burbank, California. He has seven grandchildren, Rachel (Chris) Hammon, Jeremy Sanders, Amanda (Ryan) Holland, Samantha Sanders, Chance Sanders, Aubrie Burress, and Asher Burress, as…

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    Lelia F. Stricklin

    Dateline: Bethalto Lelia F. Stricklin, 85, of Bethalto, passed away on July 18, 2018, at her residence. She was born on February 21, 1933 in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of Lowell Howard and Cora Ann (Gray) Johnson. She married John Francis Stricklin on November 24, 1951 in Harrisburg, IL. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2007. Lelia was a member of Bethalto United Methodist Church. Music was an important part of her life. She began piano lessons before she started school and continued lessons throughout her school years. She sang in the church choir and taught piano and organ at different times for over 50 years. She had…

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    Andrew T. Parker

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Andrew T. Parker Aug 18, 2018 Dateline: Bethalto Andrew T. Parker, age 58, passed away at 1:35 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL. He was born August 22, 1959, in Alton, the son of John P. Parker and Elizabeth J. Straube. He married Deborah K. Johnson on October 19, 1985 at the Eden Church in Edwardsville. They were happily married until her passing on June 7, 2011. Andrew was a kind and loving man wh…

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    Dr. Dale G. Dickerson

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Dr. Dale G. Dickerson Aug 18, 2018 Dateline: Bethalto, IL Dr. Dale G. Dickerson, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Christian Hospital North East in St. Louis, MO. He was born February 24, 1939, in Alton, IL, son of the late Jesse & H. Mary (Gerardo) Dickerson. He married Doris A. (Miller) on June 8, 1963 in Roxana, IL, she survives. Dale served his country in the United States Army Reserves. He received his…

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    Alexander E. Joseph

    Gress, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home- Hardin Alexander E. Joseph Aug 15, 2018 Dateline: Carrollton, IL Alexander E. Joseph, 57, passed away at 6:45 am Wednesday August 15, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born on September 28, 1960 in Charleston, West Virginia; the son of Sam & Barbara (Hedge) Joseph. He married Becky Luca on September 17, 2005 in Hamburg, IL. She survives. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, camping, riding his motorcycle and especially loved his gra…

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    Judith C Brundies

    Dateline: Hardin Judith C. Brundies, 75, passed away at 12:15 am Thursday August 9, 2018 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born on August 8, 1943 in Denver, CO the daughter of James & Mary (Gaschler) Damiana. Judith married Raymond Brundies on August 2, 1969 in Fort Lupton, CO. He survives. She was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin where she served on the Altar Society, enjoyed playing bingo and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons and atwo daughters-in-law, Chris & Lisa Brundies, Denise Brundies, Nick, Shawn (Ellen), and Justin Brundies; six grandchildren, Michael, Jacob, Haley, Dakota,…

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    Christopher D. Todd

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Godfrey Christopher D. Todd Aug 13, 2018 Dateline: Bethalto Christopher D. Todd, age 50, of Bethalto, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at his home. He was born December 24, 1967 in Alton, the son of Jerry and the late Janet (Parrish) Todd. Chris worked as a dispatcher for RLS Global / Riverbend Logistics. He loved soccer, spending time with friends, and his pets – especially his cat Nigel. Chris is survived by Jerry and Patty Todd of Godfrey, his s…

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    James Lewis Ricks

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto James Lewis Ricks Aug 11, 2018 James L. Ricks, age 74, of Bethalto, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018, at his home. He was born January 23, 1944, in Alton, the son of Alfred and LeOra (Meyers) Ricks. He married Carol Ann Jenkins in October of 1969 in Brighton, and she survives. James was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed working outside, gardening and maintaining his yard. James enjoyed reading history books and…

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    Judith C Brundies

    Gress, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home- Hardin Judith C Brundies Aug 09, 2018 Dateline: Hardin Judith C. Brundies, 75, passed away at 12:15 am Thursday August 9, 2018 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born on August 8, 1943 in Denver, CO the daughter of James & Mary (Gaschler) Damiana. Judith married Raymond Brundies on August 2, 1969 in Fort Lupton, CO. He survives. She was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardin where she served on the Altar Society, enjoyed playing bin…

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    Bertha Ann Dean

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Godfrey Bertha Ann Dean Aug 08, 2018 Bertha Ann Dean, 92, passed away peacefully at 4:30 pm on August 8, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton with her family by her side She was born on January 30, 1926 in Dow to the late William and Maggie (Behnen) Retzer. She married Thomas F. Dean and raised two sons who were very devoted to their mother and will miss spending time with her daily. She was an inspector for the Olin Corporation for 27 years before s…

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    Matthew S. Bond

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Godfrey Matthew S. Bond Aug 03, 2018 Dateline: Godfrey Matthew Samuel Bond, 48, passed away at 2:01 pm Friday August 3, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton. He was born on May 11, 1970 in Belleville, IL the son of Nelson “Ned” Bond and Janice Martin. He married the former Julie A. Cresswell in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matthew worked for St. Louis Pro Pest as a Pesticide Tech. He loved fishing, basketball, Mexican food, and working on projects around the…

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    Edward J. Steed

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Edward J. Steed Aug 01, 2018 Dateline: Bethalto Edward Joseph Steed, 69, of Bethalto, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at his residence. Edward was born on December 20, 1948, in Alton, IL. The son of the late Roy and the late Dorothy (Terpening) Steed. He married Sharron S. Gilkey in Alton on April 1, 1966. She preceded him in death on June 26, 1992. He later married Judy M. Balicki at the Church of God in Ivy Heights on May 21, 1994…

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    Alberta (Bert) Mae Stonecipher

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Alberta (Bert) Mae Stonecipher Aug 01, 2018 Dateline: Bethalto Alberta Mae (Bert) Stonecipher, 91, of Bethalto, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on April 18, 1927, in Cairo, IL. The daughter of William and Lillian (Threlkeld) Baker. She married Oren L. Stonecipher on November 14, 1959 in Edwardsville. Alberta was of the Baptist faith and was involved in many church activities…

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    Mary E. Malone

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Mary E. Malone Jul 31, 2018 Dateline: Edwardsville Mary Evelyn Malone, 93, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 12:30 am, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, IL. She was born January 16, 1925, in Carlyle, IL, the daughter of Frank and Olinda (Siegmann) Witt. Mary married Edward Eugene Malone on December 31, 1945 in Winchester, IL. He preceded her in death. Mary was employed as a Dietitian at the Alton Mental Health Hospital for many years, r…

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    Virginia "Micky" Loew

    Virginia “Micky” Loew, age 84, of Prairietown, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, at Evelyn’s House in Creve Couer, MO. She was born August 1, 1933, in Panama, IL, the daughter of Percy and Mildred (Tovrea) Dixon. She married George Loew on February 12, 1955, in Greenville. Micky was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairietown. She was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years. Micky was a die-hard Cardinals Baseball fan. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a hardworking housewife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Kevin and…

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    Jeffrey A. Schillinger

    Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home – Bethalto Jeffrey A. Schillinger Jul 29, 2018 Dateline: Granite City Jeffrey A. Schillinger, 58, of Granite City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was born on February 11, 1960, in Alton, IL, the son of Gary and Joyce (Ellis) Schillinger. He married Kathi Ryan on December 16, 1988. She survives. Jeff was best known for his giving spirit and heart of gold. He loved traveling with his wi…