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Wayne George Nadler, Jr.

November 4, 1967 - December 15, 2017

Wayne George Nadler, Jr, 50, of New Athens, IL, born November 4, 1967 in Red Bud, IL passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Mr. Nadler was a Marketing Equipment supervisor with PepsiCo. Wayne loved playing pool and was on several pool teams in the area including Wolf's Tavern and Old Bridge Inn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Wayne was a member of the Lenzburg Hunting and...
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Earl Robison

July 3, 1938 - December 14, 2017

Earl Glennon Robison, 79, of Marissa, IL; born on July 3, 1938 in East Carondelet, IL; passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his home. He was a United States Army veteran. Earl was a retired Teamster truck driver with Local 600. Earl enjoyed fishing. Most of all he loved to be around his family. He was preceded in death by his parents – Francis and Frances, nee Rayoum, Robison....
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Daniel J. Nuernberger

January 17, 1945 - December 12, 2017

Daniel John Nuernberger, 72, of New Athens, IL; born on January 17, 1945 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, IL. Mr. Nuernberger retired after 35 years as a supervising underwriter for SafeCo Insurance Company. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a United States Army veteran serving at Fort Amador in...
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Teresa Schwalb

October 9, 1959 - December 10, 2017

Teresa Ann Schwalb, 58, of Marissa, IL; born on October 9, 1959 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Teresa was a registered nurse. She was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church and was very devoted to her Christian faith. Teresa felt that it was important to serve others which led her into nursing and she also spent...
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Evelyn Schwalb

November 25, 1931 - December 8, 2017

Evelyn A., nee Laumbattus, Schwalb, 86, of Coulterville, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL; born on November 25, 1931 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL. Mrs. Schwalb was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. For many years Evelyn did various clerical tasks at the Marissa Public Library, Marissa High...
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George Moore

April 11, 1935 - November 30, 2017

TSgt (Ret.) George T. Moore, 82, of Marissa, IL; born on April 11, 1935 in Franklin, IL; passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. Mr. Moore retired as a Technical Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, VFW and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents – Jesse and Bernice, nee...
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William "Billy" Sheridan

April 20, 1982 - November 27, 2017

SHERIDAN William "Billy" R. Sheridan, 35, of Darmstadt, IL; born on April 20, 1982 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. Billy was a plumber with PSI in Sparta. He liked hunting and fishing and he loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his father – James Sheridan on Marissa, IL. His mother – Denise (Bill), nee Guebert,...
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John S. Burkett

April 27, 1957 - November 14, 2017

John Stephen Burkett, 60 of New Athens, IL, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born April 27, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mr. Burkett was a stock receiver at the old Grandpa Pigeon Store in Collinsville, IL. He was a man of varied interests and talent. John loved to fish, was a gun enthusiast and loved...
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Faye Weilmuenster

April 25, 1924 - November 14, 2017

Faye Amelia, nee Conn, Weilmuenster, 93, of Marissa, IL; born on April 25, 1924 on Lopez Island, WA; passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Weilmuenster was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ. Faye also belonged to the Marissa Senior Center and the Liverpool Rum Group of Marissa. She enjoyed...
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Lenard Chittenden, Jr.

September 16, 1924 - November 8, 2017

Lenard Chittenden, 93, of Freeburg, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL entered into rest with Jesus on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Cedar Trails Senior Living Center in Freeburg, IL. He was born to Lenard and Minnie, nee Clayton, Chittenden on September 16, 1924 in Clarmin, IL. He married Lavinia Rust on August 30, 1946 in Mayfield, KY. Lenard was a World War II veteran having served in the...
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Lorraine Barton

July 22, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Lorraine Mary Barton, 83, of Tilden, IL; born on July 22, 1934 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Barton was a home healthcare worker. She was of the Christian faith. Lorraine enjoyed singing, quilting and fishing. She was also known as the "golf cart granny." She was preceded in death by her parents – Edward and Frederica, nee Koelling,...
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Joseph Orzechowski

November 24, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Joseph "Joe" Orzechowski, 85, of Marissa, IL; born on November 24, 1931 in Cleveland, OH died peacefully on November 5, 2017 at Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Center. Joe was a Korean War Air Force veteran and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Marissa, IL. He retired from Civil Service, Department of the Army in 1990. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother...
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Eileen Rodman

March 12, 1925 - November 3, 2017

Eileen A., nee Taylor, Rodman, 92, of Shiloh, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on March 12, 1925 in England; left for her heavenly home on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East in O'Fallon, IL. She met George Rodman during the last year of World War II and journeyed to join him at his home in Murphysboro, IL. They married on April 8, 1946. He preceded her in death on October...
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Charles Doty, Jr.

September 4, 1966 - November 1, 2017

Charles L. Doty, Jr. 51, of Marissa, IL; born on September 4, 1966 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Charles was a carpenter. He liked fishing, gardening, bow hunting and working on his truck. He was preceded in death by his father – Charles L. Doty, Sr. and his dad – Robert Bodendieck. He is survived by his...
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Vonda K. Fritsche

October 6, 1964 - October 9, 2017

Vonda K., nee Blum, Fritsche, 53, of New Athens, IL; born on October 6, 1964 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Fritsche was a Pharmacy Technician and she loved her work family at Copperbend Pharmacy. She attended St. Agatha Catholic Church. Vonda enjoyed playing bingo and shopping, mostly for her grandkids. She loved taking Harley...
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Peggy Ann Idecker

October 5, 1944 - October 9, 2017

Peggy Ann, nee Frech, Idecker, 73, of New Athens, IL; born on October 5, 1944 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Idecker was the secretary at the New Athens High School for 39 years and was known by countless faculty, staff and students. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Athens. She enjoyed reading, watching TV and most of all...
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Christopher Cahoon

April 27, 1982 - October 7, 2017

Christopher Cahoon, 35, of Marissa, IL; born on April 27, 1982 passed away on October 7, 2017 after a long hard fought battle. He is now at peace in the loving arms of Jesus and surrounded by his loved one who passed before him. Chris was a forklift driver with TG Missouri. He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his son. He was preceded in death by his grandparents –...
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Artha Scherf

December 27, 1955 - October 4, 2017

SCHERF Artha, nee Kesting, Scherf, 61, of Freeburg, IL; born on December 27, 1955 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Scherf was a florist. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents – Frederick and Florence, nee Hazelwood, Kesting. One sister Elaine Burgett. She...
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Dorothy Favre

October 30, 1923 - September 28, 2017

Dorothy M. Favre, 93, (nee Henderson ), of Marissa , IL ; was born on October 30, 1923 in Halifax , Nova Scotia ; Canada , and passed away on September 28, 2017 . Mrs. Favre was a caregiver and support person for many elderly Marissa residents and was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Keith and Helen (nee Eisner) Henderson and her...
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Ralph H. Kurtz

May 10, 1937 - September 20, 2017

Ralph Henry Kurtz, 80, of Darmstadt, IL; born on May 10, 1937 in Todds Mill, IL; passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home. Mr. Kurtz was a electrical lineman, professional tree trimmer and a farmer. He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. Ralph enjoyed camping and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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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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Lois Imogene Habermann

February 8, 1927 - September 5, 2017

Lois Imogene, nee Deppe, Habermann, 90, of Freeburg, IL; born on February 8, 1927 in Percy, IL; passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Habermann was the laundry manager at the Freeburg Care Center. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Lois was an avid gardener...
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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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Edgar "Bud" Wirth

August 18, 1931 - August 28, 2017

Edgar W. "Bud" Wirth, 86, of New Athens, IL, born August 18, 1931 in New Athens, passed away Friday, August 28, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. Mr. Wirth honorably served his country with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was the owner of Wirco Castings Foundry in New Athens. He was a member of SAE Fraternity, Rotary International, Zion Evangelical Church in Millstadt, IL...
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Lillian Ella Steinheimer

August 19, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Lillian Ella, nee Schopfer, Steinheimer, 89, of Lenzburg, IL; born on August 19, 1928 in New Athens Township, IL; passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital with her family gathered around her. Mrs. Steinheimer was a homemaker. She attended the Dutch Hill School, graduated from New Athens High School in 1946 and studied at Deaconess School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO....
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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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Sophia Quathamer

October 20, 1927 - August 15, 2017

Sophia, nee Carpenter, Quathamer, 89, of Lenzburg, IL; born on October 20, 1927 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in O'Fallon, MO. Mrs. Quathamer was a homemaker. She loved flowers, gardening, sewing and quilting. Sophia also loved taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents – Benjamin and Maria, nee Schwebel, Carpenter. Her husband Carl...
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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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Eugene John Dintelman

December 11, 1935 - July 10, 2017

Eugene John Dintelman, 81, of St. Libory, IL; born on December 11, 1935 in St. Libory, IL; passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. Mr. Dintelman was a lifelong butcher working at various locations. He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. Gene enjoyed spending time with the coffee group and card playing club. He was preceded in death by his parents – Oscar and...
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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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Corey Thomas Weber

March 12, 1992 - June 18, 2017

Corey Thomas Weber, 25, of New Athens, IL, born March 12, 1992 in Sparta, IL, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. Corey was dedicated to serving the New Athens community as a member of the New Athens Fire District and also the New Athens Ambulance service. He is survived by his father Thomas John Weber of New Athens and his mother; Tammy Sue (Condon) Weber also of New Athens, IL, one brother;...
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Ruby Evelyn Vogler

October 28, 1926 - June 15, 2017

Ruby Evelyn, Nee Smith, Vogler, 90, of Mountain View, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born October 28, 1926 in Anna, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Mountain View Health Care Center in Mountain View, MO. Mrs. Vogler had worked as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone Company but later became a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL working as a candy striper and...
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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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Teresa D. Ahne

September 2, 1977 - June 1, 2017

Teresa Dorothy Ahne, 39, of New Athens, IL; born on September 2, 1977 in Springfield, IL; passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Teresa was an EMT with St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was a devoted and loving mother. She was preceded in death by her mother – Leona, nee Holland, Evans. She is survived by her dad – Michael Evans of New Athens, IL. Her children – James David Matney, Jr.;...
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Emilie Anne Sommer

November 1, 1928 - May 25, 2017

SOMMER Emilie Anne Sommer, 88, of rural Marissa, IL; born on November 1, 1928 in Baldwin, IL; passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Emilie began her working career as a dental assistant in St. Louis County. Staying in the medical profession, she went to work for Dr. Pratt at Queenie Tower at Washington University Medical School. She retired in 1994...
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Harold H. "Joe" Haubrich, Jr.

February 10, 1934 - May 25, 2017

Harold H. "Joe" Haubrich, Jr., 83, of New Athens, IL; born on February 10, 1934 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Joe went to St. Agatha's Grade School in New Athens and graduated from Christian Brothers College Prep High School in St. Louis. He attended Quincy College before enlisting in the Air Force and serving tours in both...
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John P. Wildt

November 21, 1923 - May 18, 2017

John P. Wildt, 93, of Freeburg, IL; formerly of Lenzburg, IL, born on November 21, 1923 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cedar Trails Senior Living Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Wildt was a farmer. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau. John enjoyed camping, hunting and playing cards. He was preceded in...
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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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Betty Rose Hepp

March 22, 1929 - May 6, 2017

Betty Rose, nee Koenigstein, Hepp, 88, of New Athens, IL; born on March 22, 1929 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, IL. Mrs. Hepp was the co-owner and operator of Hepp Truck Service. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ where she also served in the Women's Guild and sung in the choir. She was a member of the New Athens...
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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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Lewis Buettner

March 14, 1933 - April 25, 2017

Lewis Edwin Buettner, 84, of New Athens, IL; born on March 14, 1933 in Fults, IL; passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. Mr. Buettner owned and operated a TV and Appliance Repair and Sales store in New Athens for many years. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a member of American Legion Post 581 in Columbia,...
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Marlin D. Albert

May 13, 1935 - April 15, 2017

Marlin Dale Albert, 81, of New Athens, IL; born on May 13, 1935 in Freeburg, IL; passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Mr. Albert was a surveyor for Peabody Coal Company for 37 years. He was a graduate of New Athens High School and attended Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis, MO. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL. He served his country in the United...
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Robert "Bob" Waeltz

July 31, 1931 - April 11, 2017

Robert "Bob" L. Waeltz, 85, of New Athens, IL; born on July 31, 1931 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Waeltz was a retired coal miner. He was a 50 plus year member of the Progressive Grange. He was a member of the New Athens Lions Club, a Charter member of the New Athens Historical Society, a trustee of the Marissa...
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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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Orville Patrick Bush

September 17, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Orville Patrick Bush, 86, of Cahokia, IL; born on September 17, 1930 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, IL. Mr. Bush was a retired switchman for Illinois Central Railroad. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was very active with St. John Community Day Care. Pat was an avid collector of Indian...
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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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Bernice "Bea" T. Huber

January 17, 1919 - March 24, 2017

Bernice T. "Bea" Huber, nee Schoepp, 98, of New Athens, IL, born January 17, 1919 in New Athens, IL, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. Bernice, along with her late husband Edmund, owned and operated Huber Heating and Cooling and Wallpaper and Paints in New Athens for 43 years. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New...
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Johnnie Allen Coke, Jr.

December 10, 1946 - March 24, 2017

Johnnie Allen Coke, Jr., 70, of Marissa, IL, born December 10, 1946 in Belleville, IL, peacefully passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL surrounded by family. Johnnie was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He always put others before himself. He was a construction contractor who played in various pool leagues and was an avid...
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Marshall C. Haefner

February 3, 1941 - March 11, 2017

Marshall Carl Haefner, 76, of New Athens, IL; born on February 3, 1941 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Haefner was a retired truck driver for ABF. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the Teamsters and the New Athens Sportsmen's Club. Marshall loved to ride his motorcycle. He was preceded in...
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Stella H. Muench

December 30, 1924 - February 28, 2017

Mrs. Stella H. Muench, nee Dickey, 92, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of Columbia, IL, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens. Stella was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Ella (Sinn) Dickey, her husband, Raymond Muench, whom she married on July 5, 1947 in...
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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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Judy Hart

September 23, 1954 - February 20, 2017

Judy A., nee Caldwell, Hart, 62, of Lenzburg, IL; born on September 23, 1954 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Judy was a clerk for many years and worked at various businesses in Marissa. She enjoyed card playing. She was preceded in death by her parents - Harold and Margaret, nee Brown, Caldwell. One brother and one sister...
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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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Mary Ann Muffo

December 6, 1935 - January 4, 2017

Mary Ann, nee Tafoya, Muffo, 81, of New Athens, IL; born on December 6, 1935 in Santa Clara Pueblo, Espanola, New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Muffo was an assembler at Siemans and Mallinkrodt. She also worked as a housekeeper and aide at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mary Ann enjoyed cooking, being outdoors and walking. ...
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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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Bernice L. Thompson

December 19, 1925 - December 29, 2016

Bernice L., nee Wagner, Thompson, 91, of New Athens, IL, born December 19, 1925 in Hecker, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. She was a cook for 25 years at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Bernice was a member of VFW Post 7710 Ladies' Auxiliary, St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens and also of the church Women's Guild. She...
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Arlene Katherine Politsch

August 19, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Arlene Katherine, nee Lesker, Politsch, 92, of Lenzburg, IL, born August 19, 1924 in Lenzburg, Il passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mrs. Politsch was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and canning from her husband Ralph's garden. Arlene also was an avid reader and...
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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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Joann M. Light

May 6, 1942 - November 23, 2016

Joann M. Light, nee Juenger, 74, of New Athens, IL; born on May 6, 1942 in Mascoutah, IL; passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Joann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a homemaker and provided childcare from her home for many years. Until recent years you would find Joann and her husband camping just about...
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Geraldine Alma Hilda Robinson

September 18, 1921 - November 20, 2016

Geraldine Alma Hilda Robinson, 95, formerly of Lenzburg, Illinois, passed away peacefully on November 20th, 2016 at Lantern Park Nursing Center in Coralville, Iowa. Geraldine was born in Lenzburg, Illinois on September 18th, 1921, the daughter of Erwin Groh and Frieda Prediger. At the age of 16, Geraldine lost her mother, and her father remarried Leota Dickson. Geraldine graduated from...
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Marjorie F. Lischer

July 20, 1925 - November 10, 2016

Marjorie F. Lischer, nee Gilmore, 91, of Ballwin, MO, formerly of New Athens, IL, born July 20, 1925 in New Franklin, MO, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Brookdale- West County Nursing Home in Ballwin, MO. Mrs. Lischer was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents - Cary and Margaret (Roberts) Gilmore and her beloved husband to whom she was married for 70 years, A....
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Arnold George Krieg

January 25, 1927 - November 8, 2016

Arnold George Krieg, 89, of New Athens, IL; born on January 25, 1927 in Freeburg Township; passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Krieg was a lifelong farmer and a United States Army veteran. He was a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau. Arnold also enjoyed to deer hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents - Elmer and Emma...
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Katherine M. Napier

August 13, 1921 - November 6, 2016

Katherine M. Napier, nee Scheibe, 95, of New Athens, IL; born on August 13, 1921 in Valmeyer, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mrs. Napier was a homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cleaned house for several ladies in New Athens. She worked at Fairway Department Store in New Athens and was also a kitchen...
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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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Harry J. Junge

February 23, 1929 - October 9, 2016

Harry John Junge, 87, of New Athens, IL; born on February 23, 1929 in Baldwin, IL; passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mr. Junge was a coal miner and retired from Peabody Coal Company after 34 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Berlin, Germany during the Korean War. He...
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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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Allen Swyear

August 2, 1956 - October 4, 2016

Allen R. Swyear, 60, of New Athens, IL; born on August 2, 1956 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Mr. Swyear was a ride supervisor with Swyear Amusements, INC. Allen enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father - Raymond Swyear. He is survived by one son - Tim Swyear of Granite City, IL. His mother -...
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Esther L. Lischer

August 16, 1917 - October 1, 2016

Esther L. Lischer, 99 of New Athens, IL, born August 16, 1917 in Lenzburg TWP, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at The New Athens Home for the Aged. Mrs. Lischer was a homemaker and member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents; Daniel and Clara (Hager) Reinhardt, her husband, Delmar W. "Delly" Lischer whom she married on November 8,...
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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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Marvin Hentzel

June 15, 1926 - August 30, 2016

Marvin William Hentzel, 90, of New Athens, IL; born on June 15, 1926 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged. Mr. Hentzel, with his family, operated the International Harvester Dealership and the Chrysler Dealership in New Athens. Later he was an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement. Marvin was a...
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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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Elizabeth A. Nadler

September 30, 1953 - August 20, 2016

Elizabeth A. Nadler, 62, of New Athens, IL, born September 30th, 1953 in Belleville, IL, passed away Saturday, August 20th at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Ms. Nadler was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL. Liz worked for almost 23 years at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. She had worked in the housekeeping department but loved working...
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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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Phyllis S. Mueller

September 4, 1929 - June 28, 2016

Phyllis S. Mueller, nee Smith, of New Athens, IL, born on September 4, 1929 in Erie, PA, passed away on June 28, 2016 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville, IL. Mrs. Mueller proudly and honorably served her country as a United States Air Force officer from 1957 - 1963. She was the WAF squadron commander at the Syracuse, NY Air Force Station of the 32nd Air Division in 1958. Phyllis was a 1951 graduate...
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Darlene A. Miller

August 20, 1939 - June 23, 2016

Darlene A., nee Reitz, Miller, 76, of New Athens, IL; born on August 20, 1939 in Biddleborn, IL; passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. She loved to cook and spend time with her family. Darlene enjoyed listening and especially dancing to polka music. She was...
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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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Delow Fruth

October 16, 1926 - June 16, 2016

Delow, nee Wallace, Fruth, 89, of Marissa, IL; born on October 16, 1926 in Nortonville, KY; passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL. Mrs. Fruth was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents - Livingston and Anna, nee Farmer, Wallace. Two sisters - Blanche Neff; Lucille Mitze. Three brothers-in-law - Kenneth Neff; Henry Mitze;...
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Viola L. Falchetti

May 15, 1931 - May 25, 2016

Viola Louise, nee Schneider, Falchetti, 85, of Glen Carbon, IL; formerly of San Francisco, CA. Born on May 15, 1931 in Lenzburg, IL; passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, IL. Mrs. Falchetti was a realtor and at one time held the record for selling the most expensive home in San Francisco. She was of the Lutheran faith and regularly attended church service...
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Ronald D. Darin, Sr.

September 29, 1948 - May 25, 2016

Ronald D. Darin, Sr., 67, of Lenzburg, IL, born September 29, 1948 in Centralia, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Highland Healthcare Center In Highland, IL. Mr. Darin was a retired coal miner who loved to hunt and fish. He also honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and also a life member...
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