Obituaries

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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Xondra Kay Hug

Xondra Kay Hug, 64, of Irvington, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 21, 1952 in Centralia, the daughter of Lloyd and Marilyn Dries Spenner. She married Vincent “Scotty” Hug on December 30, 2005 in Nashville and he passed away on September 26, 2012.

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James “Jim” L. Gardner

James “Jim” L. Gardner, age 74, of Coulterville, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Jim was born on August 10, 1942 in Sparta, son to Charles C. and Margaret “Viola” (Bowers) Gardner. On March 21, 1963, he married Starr Landis Allen in Perryville, Mo., and she preceded

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Anthony A. Buss

Anthony A. Buss, age 79, of Oakdale, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. with Father Steven Poole officiating. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Pyatt Funeral Home, Oakdale, is

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Michael J. Bury

Mr. Michael J. Bury of Collinsville, IL departed this life at his residence in Collinsville on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:54 P.M. He had attained the age of 59 years, 5 months and 6 days. Mr. Bury was born on July 31, 1957 at St. Louis, MO the son of Michael and Orvella (Frieman)

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Mary Ann Meyer

Mary Ann Meyer, age 86, of Breese passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Breese on July 20, 1930 the daughter of Joseph E. and Ida C. (Neumann) Kaulig. She married Paul W. Meyer on April 17, 1951 at St. Dominic Catholic Church

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