Obituaries

Beulah Bilyeu Ward
B: 1930-10-26
D: 2017-07-15
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Bilyeu Ward, Beulah
JoAnne Roberson
B: 1947-01-17
D: 2017-07-15
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Roberson, JoAnne
Emma Reichert
B: 1925-07-22
D: 2017-07-14
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Reichert, Emma
Sam Minner
B: 1928-05-16
D: 2017-07-14
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Minner, Sam
Verdell Busch
B: 1930-04-13
D: 2017-07-07
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Busch, Verdell
Cyson McLennan
B: 2017-07-06
D: 2017-07-06
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McLennan, Cyson
Dr Phillip McKinney
B: 1947-06-06
D: 2017-07-05
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McKinney, Dr Phillip
John Vandenberg
B: 1932-01-01
D: 2017-07-03
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Vandenberg, John
Harry Pelate
B: 1927-08-05
D: 2017-07-02
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Pelate, Harry
Madison O'Grady
B: 2015-07-26
D: 2017-07-02
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O'Grady, Madison
Richard Rader
B: 1952-12-31
D: 2017-06-30
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Rader, Richard
Connie Long
B: 1965-11-24
D: 2017-06-30
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Long, Connie
Patricia Watkins
B: 1933-03-30
D: 2017-06-27
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Watkins, Patricia
Sharon Leonard
B: 1962-02-05
D: 2017-06-27
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Leonard, Sharon
Sondra Ellis
B: 1937-01-28
D: 2017-06-27
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Ellis, Sondra
Mildred Kirkpatrick
B: 1940-12-01
D: 2017-06-23
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Kirkpatrick, Mildred
Virginia Gray
B: 1928-06-18
D: 2017-06-22
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Gray, Virginia
Audrey Layton
B: 1924-02-06
D: 2017-06-21
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Layton, Audrey
George Yost
B: 1922-05-09
D: 2017-06-19
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Yost , George
Terry Snodgrass
B: 1959-12-16
D: 2017-06-16
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Snodgrass, Terry
Theodore "Ted" Hartwig
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2017-06-16
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Hartwig, Theodore "Ted"

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Richard Rader

December 31, 1952 - - June 30, 2017

Richard Rader Richard Loy Rader, 64, of Collinsville, Ill., born December 31, 1952, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill. Richard retired from the City of Collinsville, Ill., where the first 10 years he worked for the street department and he became operator of the Waste Water Plant. After retirement, he became a co ...

Connie Long

November 24, 1965 - - June 30, 2017

Connie Long Connie Jo Long, 52, of Collinsville, Ill., born November 25, 1965 in Belleville, Ill., passed away on June 30, 2017. Connie loved the outdoors and all living creatures, especially, cats and dogs. She would spend hours picking up rocks and playing in the creek. She loved watching storms and climbing trees and she lived with no fear. She is preceded in death by her ...

Patricia Watkins

March 30, 1933 - - June 27, 2017

Patricia J. Watkins, nee O’Mara, of Caseyville, IL., born March 30, 1933, in East. St. Louis, IL., died Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Pat worked 41 years as an Administration Assistant for the American Jewish Committee in Clayton, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and H.C. (Pat) O’Mara; son in law, John G. Weir; very special friend and companion Russ Talbott. S ...

Sharon Leonard

February 05, 1962 - - June 27, 2017

Sharon (Troeckler) Leonard, age 55, passed away on June 27, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on February 5, 1962 to the late Frank J. Troeckler and Marilyn Ann (Kunnemann) Troeckler. Sharon led a joy filled and vivacious life of love that ended after a fierce and inspirational seven-year battle with cancer. Sharon was a kind person with a giant heart ...

Sondra Ellis

January 28, 1937 - - June 27, 2017

Sondra J. Ellis Sondra Jean Ellis 80 of Collinsville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Alton Memorial hospital in Alton, Illinois. Sondra was born on January 28, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of the late Ralph and Pearl nee Pearlman Zorn. Sondra was a former dispatcher for Nameoki Township and she also worked for Gem cleaners and retired as the kitchen ...

Mildred Kirkpatrick

December 01, 1940 - - June 23, 2017

POPLAR BLUFF, MO.- Mildred A. [nee Scaggs], Kirkpatrick, 76, of Poplar Bluff, MO., passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. Mildred was born December 1, 1940 in Knobel, AR to Albert Sr. and Gladys, [nee Cole], Scaggs. She married Rex Kirkpatrick on December 30, 1978 in Granite City, Ill. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2015. She wa ...

Betty Funke

November 06, 1927 - - March 15, 2017

Betty June Funke Born: November 6, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo. Died: March 15, 2017 in Barrington, Ill. Betty June Funke, 89, of Barrington, Ill. and previously of Sun City Center, Florida and Collinsville, Ill. passed away on March 15, 2017 at Alden Estates of Barrington with family by her side. Betty was born on November 6, 1927 in St Louis, Missouri the daughter of Rus ...

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