Obituaries

Lois Crawford
B: 1925-05-03
D: 2017-09-22
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Crawford, Lois
Jean M. Bonebrake
B: 1934-07-16
D: 2017-09-17
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Bonebrake, Jean M.
Loretta VandeRiet
B: 1939-06-19
D: 2017-09-10
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VandeRiet, Loretta
Bernadette R. Thompson
B: 1944-10-26
D: 2017-09-06
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Thompson, Bernadette R.
Ann A, Ford
B: 1919-12-08
D: 2017-09-05
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Ford, Ann A,
James Schmitz
B: 1936-01-13
D: 2017-09-03
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Schmitz, James
Wilbert "Bill" N. Hemken
B: 1931-06-25
D: 2017-09-02
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Hemken, Wilbert "Bill" N.
Dale L. Besse
B: 1932-08-26
D: 2017-09-02
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Besse, Dale L.
Franklin Butts
B: 1936-05-25
D: 2017-08-31
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Butts, Franklin
William Bean
B: 1932-07-31
D: 2017-08-31
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Bean, William
Deane Wilson
B: 1934-04-11
D: 2017-08-28
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Wilson, Deane
Ray Raymer
B: 1936-07-19
D: 2017-08-27
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Raymer, Ray
James Gates
B: 1964-07-20
D: 2017-08-24
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Gates, James
Rachel Shively
B: 1993-07-19
D: 2017-08-22
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Shively, Rachel
April Leech
B: 1978-07-31
D: 2017-08-20
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Leech, April
Mary Klawonn
B: 1917-04-28
D: 2017-08-19
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Klawonn, Mary
Doris McGinnis
B: 1928-11-29
D: 2017-08-17
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McGinnis, Doris
Darin Yureck
B: 1965-08-04
D: 2017-08-16
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Yureck, Darin
Ray Morris
B: 1929-11-14
D: 2017-08-15
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Morris, Ray
Jameson Foster
B: 2017-08-11
D: 2017-08-11
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Foster, Jameson
Glori Wenzel
B: 1938-09-17
D: 2017-08-10
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Wenzel, Glori

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Lois Crawford

May 03, 1925 - - September 22, 2017

Lois Inez Crawford, 92, of Glen Carbon, Ill., born May 3, 1925, in Gordonsville, Tn., passed away September 22, 2017, in Glen Carbon, Ill. Inez was a loving wife and mother. She was a dedicated homemaker taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband L.B. Crawford; her parents, Robert and Sadie, nee Winfree, Bates. Surviving are her sons, Anthony C. Cra ...

Jean M. Bonebrake

July 16, 1934 - - September 17, 2017

Jean Marie Bonebrake, 84, of Edwardsville IL, born July 16, 1934, in East St. Louis, IL., passed away on September 17, 2017, in Glen Carbon IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Bonebrake; her parents, Charles Harrison and Mable Moody Harrison. Surviving are her son, Mike Payton of Collinsville, IL.; sister, Edith Beers of Granite City, IL.; niece, Cheryl Beer ...

Loretta VandeRiet

June 19, 1939 - - September 10, 2017

Loretta A. VandeRiet Loretta A. VandeRiet, 78, of Belleville, Ill., born June 19, 1939, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Belleville, Ill. At a young age Loretta had to overcome many hardships. As a young child, she and her siblings were in the care of an orphanage in Belleville. When she was sixteen she met Leroy VandeRiet, this man would become her dear husband. ...

Bernadette R. Thompson

October 26, 1944 - - September 06, 2017

HIGHLAND- Bernadette (Jerashen) Thompson, 72, of Highland, Il passed away on September 6, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1944 to George and Lola Downey Jerashen. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Kenneth C. Thompson of Highland, Il; daughter, Suzanne Simpson and partner Bobbie Brewton of Weatherford,TX, two sons, Thomas Simpson and wife Donna of Nemo, TX, Bill Si ...

Ann A, Ford

December 08, 1919 - - September 05, 2017

CASEYVILLE- Ann A. Ford, 97, of Caseyville, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Caseyville. Ann was born on December 8, 1919 in East St. Louis, IL to John and Mary (Beallak) Romanic. She married Walter G. Ford Sr. on November 25, 1940 in Union, MO. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her ...

James Schmitz

January 13, 1936 - - September 03, 2017

James R. Schmitz James R. Schmitz, 81, a lifetime resident of Collinsville, Illinois passed away on Sunday September 3, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois. James was born in Highland, Illinois on January 13, 1936, the son of the late Tyrus and Anita nee Mathis Schmitz. James retired as a Design Engineer from Kribs Associates in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoy ...

Wilbert "Bill" N. Hemken

June 25, 1931 - - September 02, 2017

GRANITE CITY- Wilbert “Bill” N. Hemken, 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his residence. Bill was born June 25, 1931 in Granite City, IL to Wilbert H. and Norma, nee McCarty, Hemken. He married Wilma Puncher on March 12, 1982. She survives and resides in Granite City, IL. Also surviving are his children, Michael Gracey of Hardin, I ...

Dale L. Besse

August 26, 1932 - - September 02, 2017

Dale L. Besse, 85, of Collinsville, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Dale was born on August 26, 1932 in East St. Louis, IL to Raymond and Gladys, nee Blawey, Besse. He married Arlene Sebastian in 1957. She preceded him in death in 2014, after 57 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother Ramon Besse and sister-in-law, Nona Bess ...

Franklin Butts

May 25, 1936 - - August 31, 2017

Franklin Leroy Butts Franklin Leroy Butts, 81, of Caseyville, Ill., born May 25, 1936, in Litchfield, Ill., passed away August 31, 2017, in Belleville, Ill. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. After his service to his country Franklin retired as an Assembly Inspector from General Motors Corporation after 40 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...

William Bean

July 31, 1932 - - August 31, 2017

William “Bill” Bean William “Bill” Bean, 85, of Collinsville, Ill., passed away on August 31, 2017, in Glen Carbon, Ill. Bill was born on July 31, 1932, in East St. Louis, Ill. Bill was employed by Union Electric for many years. He was a long time active member of Caseyville United Methodist Church serving in many roles; adult Sunday school class teacher, superinten ...

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