Obituaries

Lorine F. Schuette

Lorine F. Schuette, nee Leadendecker, 94, of St. Libory, born Feb. 23, 1922 in Oakdale, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at Memorial Care Center in Belleville. She was a homemaker; member of St. Liborius Catholic Church in St. Libory, where she was a Eucharistic Minister for years; member of the St. Liborius Council of Catholic

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Orval L. Freeman

Orval L. Freeman, 93, of Scheller, passed away at 7:59 A.M. February 15, 2017 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born January 2, 1924 in Waltonville to parents, Roy and Myrtle (Newell) Freeman. He was married to Marie Virginia Freeman for 71 years and she survives. Funeral service were held

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Verdell Niermann

P Verdell C. Niermann, 84, of Hoyleton, passed away at 1:48 a.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She was born on March 3, 1932, in rural Hoyleton, the daughter of August H. and Clara C. Prueshner Bartling. She married Louis H. Niermann, Jr., on December 9, 1955, in Hoyleton,

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Richard R. Krus

Richard R. Krus was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, January 20, 2017. Richard was the beloved husband for 54 years of Leona Krus (nee Pinski); loving father of Pamela Buchanan, Jill (John) Ojile and the late Timothy and Thomas Krus; dear grandfather of Olivia and Clare Buchanan, Grace and Anna

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Billy Lee “Bill” Hollingsworth

Billy Lee “Bill” Hollingsworth, 71, of Mount Vernon, passed away at 7:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born Friday, October 12, 1945 in Du Quoin, to parents, John William and Betty Lou (Lamar) Hollingsworth. A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 20,

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Fred Oscar “Bodie” Smith

Fred Oscar “Bodie” Smith, 78, of Ashley, passed away at 4:45 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his niece’s residence in Ashley. He was born Friday, March 4, 1938 in Mount Vernon, and was raised by Lucille Creel and Frank Smith. Per his request, Mr. Smith will be cremated and no public services will be

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Marilyn J. King

Marilyn J. King, 76, of Nashville, passed away January 18, 2017 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital. Marilyn was born in Springfield, to Roy and Marguarite Luttrell on November 18, 1940. Her parents preceded her in death when she was just an infant. She was cared for by her grandmother until she was adopted by John

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Diane Speare

Diane Kay (Unverfehrt) Speare, 65, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away early Thursday morning at 12:25 a.m. at her home with her husband, son and sisters by her side. Diane was born November 17, 1951 in Centralia, the daughter of Gus C. and Irene (Michael) Unverfehrt of Hoyleton. Diane’s mother, Irene, preceded her in death on

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Sandra S. Ritzel

Sandra S. Ritzel Mrs. Sandra Ritzel of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:20 P.M. She had attained the age of 71 years, 1 month and 11 days. Sandra was born in Belleville, on December 11, 1945, the daughter of Orvie and

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Dennis M. Flauaus

Mr. Dennis Melvin Flauaus of Nashville, departed this life at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He had attained the age of 63 years, 5 months and 27 days. Mr. Flauaus was born on August 14, 1953 in Belleville, the son of Joseph and Vernell Flauaus. He was united in

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