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Raymond C. "Calvin" Jaimet, Sr.

November 15, 1924 - September 14, 2017

Mr. Ramond C. "Calvin" Jaimet, Sr, age 87, of Lenzburg, IL born November 15, 1929 in Randolph County, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residence. He was a retired porter at General Motors and former member of the Lenzburg, IL fire dept.. He also honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Jaimet was preceded in death by his son;...
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John Young, Jr.

October 23, 1927 - August 29, 2017

John Clarence Young, Jr., 89, of Marissa, IL; born on October 23, 1927 in Sumner, GA; passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Young served for 21 years in the United States Navy in the Hospital Corp as a medical technician. After his military service he worked as a postal carrier in Marissa. He was a faithful member of the Marissa Presbyterian...
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Karen Blank

March 5, 1945 - August 17, 2017

Karen Sue, nee Hessman, Blank, 72, of Freeburg, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; died on Thursday, August 17 2017. She was born seven minutes after her twin, Kim, in St. Louis, MO on March 5, 1945 to Arthur and Esther, nee Tiley, Hessman, who proceeded her in death. She attended school in Sparta, IL graduating with the class of '63. She met John (deceased August 2011) and they married in...
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Joanne Werner

August 14, 1929 - August 10, 2017

Joanne, nee McGough, Werner, 87, of Marissa, IL; born on August 14, 1929 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL. Joanne had many interests. She was a homemaker who loved designing, planning, remodeling and decorating the four homes in which she and Gene lived in Marissa. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and needlework. ...
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Norman Wayne Huggins

June 5, 1942 - July 23, 2017

Norman Wayne Huggins, 75 of Marissa, IL was born on June 5, 1942; and on Sunday, July 23, 2017 he took his final road trip to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior. Wayne was born to Herschel and Bertie Huggins. He married Judy nee Greenwood, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. Wayne was survived by his three children – Amy (Harold) Melser of Columbia, IL; Lori (Darren) Touchette...
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Terrence "Terry" Tiren

December 23, 1941 - July 22, 2017

Terrence "Terry" Tiren, 75, of Marissa, IL; born on December 23, 1941 in Bronx, NY; passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Tiren was computer assistant at Scott Air Force Base. He enjoyed spending time outdoors especially fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents – Harry and Frances Tiren. Two brothers and one...
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George "Buck" Buckentin

September 9, 1943 - July 10, 2017

George "Buck" Buckentin, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on September 9, 1943 in Norwood, MN; passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. Mr. Buckentin was the owner and operator of BuckLo Enterprises. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. Buck enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents – Albert and Myrtle, nee Pederson, Buckentin. His first...
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Florence "Flo" Ott

February 12, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Florence "Flo" Ott, nee Maes, 88, of New Athens, IL; born on February 12, 1929 in Chester, IL; passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Ott was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church where she belonged to the Women's Club, the quilting group and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a past member of Women of the Moose and the Yorktown...
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Nancy Dunn

March 14, 1947 - June 10, 2017

Nancy Estelle Dunn, 70, of Marissa, IL; born on March 14, 1947 in Jasper, AL; passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home. Nancy was a waitress at several local restaurants including the White Lantern and Gary's. She was also employed at Scott Air Force Base. Nancy was an avid bingo and card player. She also loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball. She was preceded in death by her...
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Emily Jackson

December 3, 1946 - June 5, 2017

Emily Jane, nee Hogwood, Jackson, 70, of Sparta, IL; born December 3, 1946 in Nashville, TN; passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL. Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker. She was a teacher's aide at Sparta Lincoln School. Emily enjoyed sewing and playing tennis. She loved going on family campouts. She taught vacation bible school for many years and was a Cub...
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Leland Juenger

November 30, 1941 - May 6, 2017

Leland Harold Juenger, 75, of Marissa, IL; born on November 30, 1941 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living Center in Shiloh, IL. Mr. Juenger was the owner and operator of Lee's Tavern in Marissa. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Ainad Shiners where he served on the Directors...
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Glenda Martin

January 24, 1936 - April 26, 2017

Glenda Jean, nee McGough, Martin, 81, of Marissa, IL; born on January 24, 1936 in Marissa, IL; passed away on April 26, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. Glenda was a very loving mother, grandma and great-grandma. She was preceded in death by her parents – Carl and Christine, nee...
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Jacob "Jake" Wright

June 19, 1925 - March 28, 2017

Jacob "Jake" W. Wright, 91, of rural Marissa, IL died March 28, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Jake was born June 19, 1925 in Lusk, WY to Edward "Aud" and Viola, nee Holbrook, Wright. He married Elenora Kaiser of Evansville, IL on April 23, 1949 in St Louis, MO and has 5 children. Jake was raised in rural West Plains, MO where his parents and 3 brothers are buried. Jake...
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Doris "Duck" Rhein

April 14, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Doris Jean "Duck", nee Bartley, Harriman Rhein, 90, of Marissa, IL; born on April 14, 1926 in Tilden, IL; passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, MO. Doris Jean was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Marissa. She has served on the board for many years and held many jobs in the church. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Martha...
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Raymond Been

September 26, 1930 - February 21, 2017

Raymond Arkell Been, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Wesley Hospital following complications from pneumonia and the flu. Ray was born in Marissa, IL to Agnes (Blank) and Everett Been, the last of 12 children. His parents and all siblings precede him in death. After graduation from Marissa High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force retiring after 20 years. During his service, he went to...
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James Rushing

July 24, 1931 - February 17, 2017

James K. Rushing, 85, of Marissa, IL; born on July 24, 1931 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. Mr. Rushing was an electrician. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. He was a member of the Robert F. Arnold American Legion Post 172; the Sparta Eagles; Communication Workers of America. Jim loved the...
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Ervin "Bud" Geralds

January 21, 1946 - February 16, 2017

Ervin Daniel "Bud" Geralds, 71, of Marissa, IL; born on January 21, 1946 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Geralds was a retired coal and copper miner. He was a United States Army Veteran. Bud was an amateur (ham) radio operator. He also volunteered as a dispatcher for the Marissa Ambulance Service. Bud was an avid...
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Oleta Leemon

August 7, 1920 - February 11, 2017

Oleta G. "Teet", nee Wilkie, Leemon, 96, of Marissa, IL; born on August 7, 1920 at 719 South Bess Street in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Mrs. Leemon was a homemaker. Teet was a true Marissa girl, she loved her town and her neighborhood. She also loved her home and liked to garden and make cookies. She was a faithful and lifetime member of the First United...
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Kristine Polley

May 7, 1975 - February 7, 2017

Kristine Michelle Polley, nee Boschert, 41, a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was received into the loving arms of her Savior in the early morning hours of February 7, 2017 after a courageous three and a half year fight against brain cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and parents. Although she lost the battle to glioblastoma, her victory in...
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Joe Church

October 15, 1921 - February 7, 2017

Joe J. Church, 95, of Swansea, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on October 15, 1921 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL. Mr. Church was the owner and operator of Church and Hamilton Insurance Agency and the Marissa Building and Loan. He was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran serving as a navigator and bombardier during both World War...
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Judy Huggins

January 11, 1944 - February 5, 2017

Judy Dianne, nee Greenwood, Huggins, 73 of Marissa, IL; born on January 11, 1944 in DuQuoin, IL; passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother courageously and bravely completed her journey here on earth and is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Judy was born to Henry and Edith, nee Bauman, Greenwood. On January 24, 1964 she married Norman ...
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Paul Milam

September 8, 1971 - February 1, 2017

Paul Thomas Milam, 45, of Marissa, IL; born on September 8, 1971 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Marissa, IL. Mr. Milam was a maintenance supervisor for Prairie State Energy Campus. He also worked for many years at Gateway Mine. Paul enjoyed fishing and like riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Jill, nee Hubler, Milam whom he married on May 26,...
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Keith Johnson II

February 12, 1973 - January 25, 2017

Keith Allen Johnson II, 43, of Sparta, IL; born on February 12, 1973 in Pinckneyville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. Keith was a coal miner. He was a member of the Sparta Eagles. Keith enjoyed camping and loved hanging out with his friends. He was preceded in death by his mother – Ramona, nee Hahn, Johnson. His brother – Matthew Scott Johnson. He is...
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Irene Triefenbach

August 15, 1922 - January 23, 2017

Irene Triefenbach, nee Sinn, 94, of Lenzburg, IL; born on August 15, 1922 in Coulterville, IL; passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Triefenbach was a homemaker. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. She was an avid quilter and liked to play cards. Irene loved to play and never missed a chance to polka. She was preceded in...
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Alice Bollmeier Jerome

June 26, 1937 - January 21, 2017

Alice Sheppard-Jerome, nee Bollmeier, 79, of Belleville, IL; born on June 26, 1937 in Washington County, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, MO. Mrs. Jerome was a florist and the owner and operator of Little House of Flowers in Marissa, IL. She was a faithful member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL where she served as a...
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Charles Wallace

September 27, 1934 - January 21, 2017

Charles L. Wallace, 82, of Marissa, IL; born on September 27, 1934 in Kirkwood, MO; passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 after his courageous battle with cancer at his home surrounded by family. Charlie loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, spending time at the Club House, and enjoyed sharing stories with is round table buddies – fact or fiction. Above all, he loved spending time with...
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Robert Allen Sauerwein

November 3, 1970 - January 3, 2017

Robert Allen Sauerwein, 46, of Marissa, IL; born on November 3, 1970 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in Marissa, IL. Mr. Sauerwein was an engineer specializing in digital communications. He was preceded in death by his mother – Mary Lou, nee Pierce, Sauerwein. His uncle – Charles Cathcart. He is survived by his father – Bobby A. Sauerwein of Marissa, IL. ...
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Claude Kenny Dasch

April 5, 1956 - December 2, 2016

Claude Kenny "Fat Boy" Dasch, 60, of New Athens, IL; born on April 5, 1956 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Kenny was a painter. He loved fishing, hunting and junking. Kenny has a heart of gold and shared everything he had. He was preceded in death by his parents – Claude and Mary Margaret, nee McCoy, Dasch. One...
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LaJune "June" Fulton

February 19, 1926 - November 28, 2016

LaJune "June" Fulton, nee Reuss, 90, of Sparta, IL , passed away at her Cedarhurst home in Sparta on Monday morning, November 28, 2016. June was a banking clerk at First National Bank of Marissa and then, she was a farm wife for many years, laboring alongside her husband while caring for her two children. After her husband's passing, she was a seamstress at Fancyworks in Marissa, IL. June...
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Craig Lovelace

February 21, 1959 - November 1, 2016

Craig Richard Lovelace, 57, of New Athens, IL. Born on February 21, 1959 in Shiloh Valley Township, IL; passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Lovelace was a courier for various companies. He was a member of the Sparta Lions Club and Sparta Eagles. Richard was an avid pool player. He enjoyed working as a mechanic on many different types of...
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Bill Bergner

May 12, 1923 - October 19, 2016

Bill Bergner, 93, of Tilden, IL; born on May 12, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA; passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Bergner spent his career in civil service at Scott Air Force Base. Mr. Bergner was a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents – Charles and Amelia, nee Brooks,...
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Barbara Schickedanz

April 6, 1949 - October 13, 2016

Barbara Jo Schickedanz, nee Jackson, 67, of Sun City Center, FL; formerly of Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer. She was born in Belleville, IL, to Elmer "Stonewall" Jackson and Virginia, nee Mellon, Jackson on April 6, 1949. She received a degree in education from Sangamon State College and later received a professional...
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Norma Dickey Sauerwein

February 27, 1924 - October 6, 2016

Norma Ruth, nee Dickey, Sauerwein, 92, of Coulterville, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL; born on February 27, 1924 in Randolph County, IL; passed away on Thursday, October 06, 2016 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL. Mrs. Sauerwein was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church where she also belong to the Joy Circle. She was a member of the Grand Cote...
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Hazel Ruth Erb

December 16, 1924 - September 30, 2016

Hazel Ruth, nee Littell, Erb, 91, of Marissa, IL, born December 16, 1924 in Mounds, IL, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL Mrs. Erb graduated SIU-C in Carbondale IL with a Bachelors Degree in Education.and taught at the Marissa School District for 25 years. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church, a choir member and also the...
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Eddie Bullock

May 5, 1940 - August 28, 2016

Eddie H. Bullock, 76, of Marissa, IL; born on May 5, 1940 in Centertown, KY; passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Eddie was a deacon a Faith Baptist Church. He was a long time scout and former Cub master of Pack 327. He was a retired coal miner. Eddie was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan. He was also an avid fishman. He was preceded in death by his...
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Doris Rushing

January 24, 1939 - August 25, 2016

Doris Ann, nee Marler, Rushing, 77, of Marissa, IL; born on January 24, 1939 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Cedaredge, CO. Mrs. Rushing was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa where she served on the Pastor Parrish Committee. She was a member of the Marissa Chamber of Commerce...
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Dorothy Dressel

March 10, 1933 - August 19, 2016

Dorothy Jean Dressel, nee Juenger, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on March 10, 1933 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Dressel was a Senior Mine Clerk for Peabody Coal Company, prior to that she worked at several area banks. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ where she served on the church council...
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Larry Ramsey

November 2, 1947 - August 1, 2016

Larry Lee Ramsey, 68, of Shiloh, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on November 2, 1947 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Ramsey was a demolition expert who specialized in deconstructing large and industrial buildings, although his first love was farming. He was a proud United States Army Veteran. He was associated...
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Ruth Ann Calvert

July 15, 1933 - July 27, 2016

Ruth Ann, nee Bierman, Calvert, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on July 15, 1933 in Steeleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Calvert was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marissa Senior Citizens Center and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was a...
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Irving Schickedanz

June 12, 1919 - July 13, 2016

Irving George Schickedanz, 97 years, 1 month and 1 day of Marissa, IL was born on June 12, 1919 in his parent's home in Marissa, IL. He passed away very peacefully after a full life on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Sparta Community Hospital. A lifelong Marissa resident at the property inherited from his grandfather, he regularly told stories of living in "Old Town" and exhibited great pride in...
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Donald Schwankhaus

January 1, 1947 - June 19, 2016

Donald G. Schwankhaus, 69, of New Athens, IL; born on January 1, 1947 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Schwankhaus was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents - Viles and Alvira Schwankhaus. He is survived by his loving wife - Sharon, nee Beste, Schwankhaus. One step-daughter - Shelly Paule of St...
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Pearl Oyler

October 12, 1922 - April 28, 2016

Pearl Evelyn Oyler, nee Gladson, 93 of Marissa, IL; born on October 12, 1922 in Pontiac, IL; passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Oyler was a housekeeper. She was an avid bingo player. Pearl always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents – Dewey and Lena, nee Jerales, Gladson. Her husband...
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Richard "Dick" Smith

July 27, 1944 - April 20, 2016

Richard Eugen Smith, 71, of Marissa, IL; was born on July 27, 1944 at Rushville, IL; passed away on April 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Richard Smith was a dozer operator with Peabody Coal Company at River King Mine. He retired from Peabody Coal after 34 years. He was a member of the UMWA and secretary for UMWA Local 1148. He was also a member of Marissa American...
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Patricia Macbeth

October 13, 1926 - April 1, 2016

Patricia Ann Macbeth, 89, of Marissa, IL; born on October 13, 1926 in Alton, IL; passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Macbeth was a retired jewelry salesperson. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ; Sparta VFW Auxiliary 2698 and the Marissa Women's Club. Patricia was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. She...
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Robert Keller

March 4, 1934 - April 1, 2016

Robert L. Keller, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on March 4, 1934 in Dodgeville, WI; passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home. Mr. Keller was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Robert worked as a police officer in Madison, WI. He owned the Double B Bar in Fort Atkinson, WI and retired from J-C Hauling in Millstadt, IL. Robert enjoyed spending time with...
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William and Mildred Stewart

March 23, 2016

STEWART William Stewart, 86, of Corona, Calif., passed away March 23, 2016. Mildred Stewart, nee Peter, 85, of Corona, Calif., passed away Jan. 21, 2015. William was born on Jan. 19, 1930 in St. Louis, Mo., and raised in St. Ann, Mo. He was a man of faith and was very active in his church. He enjoyed many types of arts and hobbies including jeweler and gemology. He was an inventor and an...
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Robert J. Bunch

June 25, 1934 - February 9, 2016

Robert J. Bunch, 81, of Coulterville, IL; formerly of Belleville, IL; born on June 25, 1934 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at his home. Mr. Bunch retired in 1988 as the lead meter reader of the parking division for the City of Belleville, IL. He was a United States Navy veteran and served on the USS Megara during the Korean Conflict. Bob was always enjoyed...
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Larry Kinzel

November 10, 1946 - January 23, 2016

Larry Dorris Kinzel, 69, of Marissa, IL; born on November 10, 1946 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL with his family by his side. Mr. Kinzel was a truck driver. He was a United States Navy Veteran. Larry was a member of Tri County Bass Anglers Club. He was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed racing at the dirt track in...
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Lynda Miller

January 26, 1940 - January 20, 2016

Lynda Lane, nee Groce, Miller, 75, of Mt. Vernon, IL; born on January 26, 1940 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her home following a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Miller was a teacher. She taught in the Marissa Unit District 40. Lynda attended Mt. Pleasant Country School and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class from Belleville Township High School...
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Albert Galle

September 7, 1924 - January 9, 2016

Albert Walter Galle, 91, of Marissa, IL; born on September 7, 1924 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Galle was a lifelong farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was twice awarded the Purple Heart. Albert was a member of the Marissa VFW. He was a member of Friedens United...
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Betty Perrine

August 18, 1949 - January 2, 2016

Betty Perrine, nee Little, 66, of Marissa, IL; born on August 18, 1949 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at her home. Betty was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, scrapbooking and crafts. Betty was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandkids. She will also be missed by her dog – Zoe. She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Stanley Triefenbach

August 19, 1937 - December 31, 2015

Stanley "Stan" V. Triefenbach, 78, of Marissa, IL; born on September 19, 1937, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Belleville, he was a lifelong resident of Marissa and attended high school there and also Missouri Business School in St. Louis, MO. He served in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps in the Washington D.C. area. There he met his future wife, Marilynn nee O'Donnell. ...
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Randy Coke

April 10, 1958 - December 24, 2015

Randy Lynn Coke, 57, of Lenzburg, IL; born on April 10, 1958 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Mr. Coke was the owner and operator of Pony and Al's Bar and Grill. He served on the Lenzburg Village Board and also on the Lenzburg Volunteer Fire Department. Randy loved riding motorcycles and always enjoyed mowing grass. Randy was always ready to lend a helping hand to...
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Suzy Ruester Hake

July 13, 1969 - December 5, 2015

Suzy, nee Ruester, Hake, 46, of Freeport, IL; was born on July 13, 1969 in Canton, IL; passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in Lanark, IL. Suzy was a hospice social worker. She loved her job and greatly enjoyed comforting and helping the elderly. She was a member of Park Hills Evangelical Church in Freeport, IL. Suzy loved to read and travel. She was an avid believer in natural...
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Wayne Winter

May 11, 1942 - November 17, 2015

Wayne R. Winter, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on May 11, 1942 in Belleville, IL; died on November 17, 2015 at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, MO. Wayne was an autoworker, a Teamster, a truck driver and a multi business owner. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his father and mother – Russell and Irene, nee Worms, Winter. Father and Mother...
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Thomas Grodzicki

June 7, 1947 - November 1, 2015

Thomas Leo Grodzicki, 68, of Marissa, IL; born on June 7, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at his home. Mr. Grodzicki was an auctioneer. He was a United States Marine Veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents – Andrew and Mildred, nee Cothron, Grodzicki. He is...
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Robert Lehman

November 14, 1930 - October 22, 2015

Robert Lee Lehman, 84, of Marissa, IL; born on November 14, 1930 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his home. Mr. Lehman was a carpenter. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. Mr. Lehman was a member of Carpenters Local 169. Bob was also a member of the Marissa Rod and Gun Club and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by...
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John "Jack" Jetton

August 18, 1934 - September 24, 2015

John M. "Jack" Jetton, 81, of Marissa, IL; born on August 18, 1934 in Tilden, IL; passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Jetton was a carpenter. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Darmstadt, IL. He served in the United States Marine Corp. as a surveyor in the Regimental 12th, 3rd Division. Jack was a member of Carpenter...
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Skeet Marler

February 5, 1933 - September 1, 2015

Skeet Elijah Marler, 82, of Eldorado, IL; born on February 5, 1933 in Eldorado, IL; passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his home. Sergeant Marler was a United States Army Veteran. He served in both the Vietnam and Korean Conflicts retiring after 22 years of honorable service. He was a member of the American Legion. Skeet loved the outdoors and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. ...
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Mary Franklin

April 5, 1927 - August 23, 2015

Mary Elizabeth, nee Riley, Franklin, 88 of Marissa, IL passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Sparta, IL She was born April 5, 1927 the daughter of Boyd and Bessie, nee Wright, Riley of Jonesboro, Missouri. She married Floyd H. Franklin on December 30, 1944 in Nashville, Illinois. They were married 70 years. Mary was a homemaker, mother to twin sons, Gary Floyd and Jerry Lloyd Franklin. She...
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Charles E. Fisher

June 6, 1940 - August 23, 2015

Charles Edward Fisher, 75, of Marissa, IL; born on June 6, 1940 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his home. Mr. Fisher was a lifelong farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Darmstadt, IL where he served as president. Charles was a former board member of the Christ of Savior Lutheran High School. He was a member of...
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Nancy Ann Bennett

October 17, 1934 - August 21, 2015

Nancy Ann Bennett, nee Rhodes, 80, of Marissa, IL, born October 17, 1934 in Marissa, IL, passed away Friday August 21, 2015 at her home. Nancy retired after working many years at the New Athens Home for the Aged. She enjoyed spending her time with family, was an avid reader, meticulous homemaker and wonderful cook. The strongest branch in this family tree has been broken. She was...
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William A. Norton

December 6, 1925 - August 13, 2015

William A. Norton, 89, of Marissa, Illinois, born December 6, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away August 13, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta Il. William married Isabel Remy December 28, 1946 in Indianapolis and they moved to Marissa, Illinois in 1948. She preceded him in death in 1996 after a strong and loving 50-year marriage. He married Louise Bourbonnais Fredette in 1997...
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Margo Schneider

February 4, 1961 - August 7, 2015

Margo A. Schneider, nee Fosnock, 54, of Marissa, IL; born on February 4, 1961 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents – Bill and Joyce, nee Anderson, Fosnock. One sister – Evonne Fosnock She is survived by her three sons – Randall Schneider of Addieville, IL; Chris Fosnock of...
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Patricia "Trish" Hoffman

April 8, 1946 - July 29, 2015

Patricia "Trish" Hoffman, nee Martin, 69, of Marissa, IL; born on April 8, 1946 in St. Louis, MO; passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Trish was a crew leader at Nabisco Baking Company. She also worked at Hucks Convienent Store in Freeburg for 9 years and Casey's General Store in Freeburg for 6 years. She was a lifelong lover of animals, especially her beloved dogs...
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Lincoln Shaw

January 31, 1987 - July 10, 2015

Lincoln Reynolds Shaw, 28, of Granite City, IL; born January 31, 1987 in Carbondale, IL; passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 in Belleville, IL. Lincoln was an electrical technician with Tyco Integrated Securities. He enjoyed all outdoor activities especially hunting, fishing, gardening and motorcycling. Lincoln spent a lot of time helping his dad painting and restoring antique tractors and...
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Walter Johner

October 4, 1945 - June 8, 2015

Walter Raymond Johner, 69, of Marissa, IL; born October 4, 1945 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at his home. Mr. Johner was a mechanic. He was a United States Army National Guard Veteran. Walter was a Boy Scout leader and a member of the Sparta V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his parents – Edwin and Marie Johner. His wife Betty, nee King, Johner who passed away...
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William "Bill" Coulson

September 18, 1937 - May 24, 2015

William "Bill" Dennis Coulson, of Marissa, IL; was born on the 18th of September 1937, Tilden, Illinois. Died Sunday on the 24th of May, peacefully at home surrounded by love ones. Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Coulson of Marissa, his in-laws Earl and Marie Harriman of Marissa, granddaughter Jamie Marie Coulson of Virginia and his brother in-law Norman "Butch" Harriman and...
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Maudie Pringle

February 21, 1928 - May 14, 2015

Maudie Ann, nee Rush, Pringle, 87, of Lenzburg, IL; born February 21, 1928 in Orlanda, OK; passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Pringle was a retired nurse's aide and a homemaker. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Marissa, IL where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents – Elmer and Bertie, nee Brady, Rush. Her...
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Donald G. Averbeck, Sr.

February 11, 1956 - May 5, 2015

Donald G. Averbeck, Sr., 59, of Marissa, IL, born February 11, 1956 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Averbeck was a dairy herdsman for 20 years cdl boom truck operator at Wright Building Center for 13 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL and a member of The St. Louis Metropolitan Pigeon...
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John Howard Carle

August 10, 1950 - April 21, 2015

John Howard Carle, 64, of Marissa, IL, born August 10, 1950 in Oakdale, IL, passed away while on holiday in Caye Caulker, Belize. Mr. Carle was a devoted family man and an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed going on rides with family and friends. He also had a particular fondness for black jelly beans. He was preceded in death by his father; Howard M. Carle; and a granddaughter, Ashley Gallagher. ...
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Harry Doolittle, Jr.

November 27, 1946 - April 6, 2015

Harry Lee Doolittle, Jr., 68, of Marissa, IL; born on November 27, 1946 in Springfield, MO; passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Doolittle worked as an assemblyman at the Chrysler Automotive Plant in Fenton, MO for 35 years. He was a member of the United Automobile Workers. He served in the United States Coast Guard and the Air National...
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Mary Ann Heil - Clubb

December 18, 1955 - April 3, 2015

Mary Ann Heil-Clubb, 59, of Belleville, IL; born on December 18, 1955 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Friday, April 03, 2015 at her home. Mary Ann was a homemaker and the former owner and operator of Heil Dyna Kleen Services. She was a faithful and very active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Belleville where she served as an Elder, also serving on the Pastoral Search Committee. ...
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Lecil "Lee" Cobb

June 24, 1944 - March 26, 2015

Lecil "Lee" A. Cobb, 70, of Marissa, IL; was born on June 24, 1944 in Oakman, AL; passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home. Mr. Cobb was a maintenance supervisor with Peabody Coal Company at River King Mine. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the UMWA and the Sparta VFW. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and...
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Damon Gregory

August 27, 1974 - March 22, 2015

Damon Ray Gregory, 40, of Marissa, IL; born on August 27, 1974 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Hayti, MO. Damon was a driver with Beelman Truck Company. He enjoyed working with radio controlled (R.C.) cars and all kinds of electronics. Damon was also an avid CB Radio enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his father – Bobby Gregory. He is survived by his...
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Steven Laumbattus

January 2, 1964 - March 3, 2015

Steven L. Laumbattus, 51, of Tilden, IL; born January 2, 1964 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Steve was worked for the Village of Marissa Street Department. He served on the Marissa Township Board of Directors for 12 years. Steve was a member of the Marissa Masonic Lodge# 881 and Ainad Shriners. He was a past president and member...
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Charles Luethge

March 30, 1934 - March 1, 2015

Charles Walter Luethge, 80, died on Sunday, March 1, in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. The brother of Carol Mercer of Marissa and uncle of Dave Mercer of Raleigh, North Carolina, Charles was a resident of St. Louis, Mo and recently a patient of Northview Hospital / Nursing Home in St. Louis. An attendee of The University of Missouri –Rolla and Washington University, a Veteran, and employee...
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John Frisch

March 26, 1940 - February 23, 2015

John Henry Frisch, 74, of Marissa, IL; born on March 26, 1940 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Frisch was a bricklayer. He was a 50 year member of the Bricklayer Union Local 8. He was a former member of the Marissa Lions Club. John was an avid gardener and loved fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents –...
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Pauline Winter

May 12, 1922 - January 29, 2015

WINTER Pauline D., nee Wilson, Winter, 92, of Marissa, IL; born on May 12, 1922 in Tilden, IL; passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Winter was a homemaker. She was baptized in the Methodist faith. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors. Pauline enjoyed fishing and was an avid bingo player. Above all Pauline was a good and loving mother. She was preceded in...
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Raymond "Radar" Sconce

December 15, 1944 - January 28, 2015

Raymond "Radar" D. Sconce, 70 of Marissa, IL; born December 15, 1944 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Ray retired as a truck driver from Gilster Mary-Lee Corporation. He loved music of all kinds and greatly enjoyed traveling. Ray never knew a stranger and would talk to anyone. He was preceded in death by his parents –...
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James Prediger

January 27, 2015

James "J.P." Eli Prediger, 79, of Sparta, IL; born on August 16, 1935 in Lenzburg, IL; passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Prediger was a coal miner and retired from Peabody Coal after 41 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a member of The Potter's House Christian Fellowship Church in Sparta, IL. In...
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Helen Tadlock

November 19, 1922 - January 26, 2015

Helen M., nee Besancenez, Tadlock, 92, of Marissa, IL; born on November 19, 1922 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mrs. Tadlock was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. Her most joyous times were spent with her family. She loved to travel especially with her family. Some of her...
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Florene "Flo" Queen

September 4, 1924 - January 11, 2015

Florene "Flo" Marie, nee Jones, Queen, 90, of Granite City, IL; formerly of Sparta, IL; born on September 4, 1924 in Percy, IL; passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL. Flo worked as a hairdresser, a Sparta Police Dispatcher for 19 years and a cashier at Wright Do-It-Center before retiring. She also owned and operated a ceramic shop for...
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Charles Geralds

January 27, 1952 - January 5, 2015

Charles E. Geralds, 62, of Marissa, IL; born January 27, 1952 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Charley was a coal miner at River King #1 mine in Freeburg, IL until it closed. He then went on to drive a school bus for Marissa Unit District #40, worked for Diamond Comics in Sparta, IL and then Dolly Madison in Red Bud, IL. ...
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Timothy Mayfield

November 16, 1956 - December 27, 2014

Timothy "Tim" Mayfield, 58, of Marissa, IL; formerly of Staunton, IL went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 27, 2014. Tim was born on November 16, 1956 in Austin, MN. Tim spent several years with his brothers, sisters and father in the family owned business – Mayfield Produce Company. He then became the owner of Tim Mayfield LLC, a small trucking company that he truly...
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Randall William Heil

September 7, 1952 - December 18, 2014

Randall William Heil, 62, of Marissa, IL; born on September 7, 1952 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home. Mr. Heil was a funeral director and a former owner of Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes. Randy served his community for over 40 years. He was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church. He was the chairman of the board of directors of the Kaskaskia Water...
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Robert Lester "Les" Holcomb

December 18, 1936 - December 17, 2014

Robert Lester "Les" Holcomb, 77, of Marissa, IL, born December 18, 1936 in Sparta TWP, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Holcomb honorably served his country in the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Yorktown. He was a very skilled craftsman and carpenter. He recently received his 50 year pin from Carpenter's Local #662. He was...
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Virginia Lillian Yearman

March 31, 1924 - December 16, 2014

Mrs. Virginia Lillian Yearman of Willow Springs, Missouri entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 while at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. Born March 31, 1924, in Tilden, Illinois to Fifer and Nellie Beatrice Chappell. She was 90 years old. On December 20, 1941, Virginia was united in marriage to Albert G. Yearman in Perryville, Missouri and to this union two girls...
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Wanda Coke

October 13, 1920 - December 5, 2014

Wanda, nee Cathcart, Coke, 94, of Marissa, IL; born October 13, 1920 in Clarmin, IL; passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Coke was an excellent cook and baker and worked at many local restaurants as well as the Marissa Elementary School. She was also a talented carpenter who remodeled several homes and two churches. Wanda was a...
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Dolores Goaring

January 18, 1923 - December 5, 2014

Dolores "Dee", nee Dill, Goaring, 91, of Columbia, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born January 18, 1923 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Friday, December 05, 2014 at the Columbia Convalescent Center in Columbia, IL. Mrs. Goaring was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a founding member of...
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James Feig

October 26, 1939 - December 1, 2014

James Norman Feig, 75, of Marissa, IL; born October 26, 1939 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Monday, December 01, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Feig was a farmer. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL. Jim served his church in numerous ways and was instrumental in several building projects including...
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Kenneth Mitchell

May 21, 1941 - November 26, 2014

Kenneth Wesley Mitchell, Senior MSgt – Retired, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on May 21, 1941 in El Dorado, KS; passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Mitchell was a retired Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Eagles. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Janice Schmidt

December 28, 1943 - November 17, 2014

Janice Jean, nee Stunkel, Schmidt, 70, of Marissa, IL; born December 28, 1943 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Mrs. Schmidt was a homemaker. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. She served as treasurer of the Evangelical Daughters. Janice greatly enjoyed camping. She was a loving wife, mother,...
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Billy Marler

December 6, 1948 - November 16, 2014

Billy Joe Marler, 65, of Marissa, IL; born December 6, 1948 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Marler was a coal miner and later worked as a courier for St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. Billy was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Association Local 7333 for 20 years. Billy was...
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Lara DeLong

September 10, 1970 - October 30, 2014

Lara Elizabeth DeLong, 44, of Smithton, IL; born on September 10, 1970 in Springfield, IL; passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, IL. Lara enjoyed life, music, flowers and especially coffee. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and one brother – Erich Heidle. She is survived by her father - Michael (Mary)...
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Tina Mae Badgett

March 24, 1926 - October 22, 2014

Tina Mae, nee Crossen, Badgett, 88, of New Athens, IL; born March 24, 1926 in Doniphan, MO; passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Badgett was a homemaker. She faithfully attended the Assembly of God Chuch. She worked as a Senior Companion for over 20 years. Tina greatly enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert...
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Bobby Gregory

December 27, 1941 - October 17, 2014

Bobby Edward Gregory, 72, of Clairman, IL; born December 27, 1941 in Galatia, IL; passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Gregory was a coal miner. He was a member of the Clairman Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon in July of 1976. He was also a member of the UMWA Local 1820. Bobby was a ham radio enthusiast. He also enjoyed radio...
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Hazel C. Muskopf

August 17, 1924 - October 13, 2014

Hazel C. Muskopf, nee Dickerson, 90, of Marissa, IL, born August 17, 1924 in Carbon Hill, Ala, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL. She was a retired garment factory worker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL; the First United Methodist Women's Club also in Marissa, IL and was a member of the International Ladies Garment...
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Joan Marie Monbrum

November 24, 1943 - October 12, 2014

Joan Marie Monbrum, nee Anderson, 70, of Marissa, IL, born November 24, 1943 in Herrin, IL, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her residence. Ms. Monbrum was a school teacher for 33 years with Marissa School District 40. She was also a past member of the Marissa School Board and attended First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; John Albert and...
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Virgil Hoffman

August 19, 1922 - September 23, 2014

Virgil Hoffman, 92, of Sparta, IL; born August 19, 1922 in Hoyleton, IL; passed away on Monday, September 23, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Hoffman was a farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sparta. Virgil loved the land and was passionate about farming and also enjoyed horses. He was a loving father and grandfather and liked to visit with...
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