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Alan Matecki

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Mr. Alan Matecki of Ashley, departed this life in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 9:58 P.M. after a sudden illness. He had attained the age of 61 years, 7 months and 7 days.

Alan was born in Belleville, on February 12, 1955 the son of Theodore and Angeline (nee Kryger) Matecki. He was a truck driver with the Teamsters Union and also worked for the City of Ashley for several years.

Mr. Matecki was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in Radom. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Alan was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a

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    Robin L. Bury

    Mr. Robin L. Bury of Nashville, departed this life at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:35 PM. He had attained the age of 57 years, 2 months and 8 days.

    Mr. Bury was born on July 11, 1959, at Pinckneyville, the son of Michael and Orvella (Frieman) Bury.

    Rob worked at

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    Elvera “Vera” Ronan

    Elvera “Vera” Ronan, age 91, of Oakdale, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:15 a.m. in her home.

    Vera was born on February 18, 1925 in Plum Hill, a daughter to Frederick and Lydia (Mittendorf) Blumhorst. On October 22, 1949, she married H.R. “Rick” Ronan in St. Louis, he survives. Vera was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

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    Naomi L. Brink

    Naomi L. Brink, 83, of Nashville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville.

    She was born on September 27, 1932 in Irondale, Mo., the daughter of Amos and Hazel Swacker Ringer. She married Willard Brink on April 2, 1960 in Mahomet and he passed away on October 24, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and two sisters.

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    William S. Strothman

    William Sigafoose Strothman of Oakville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, September 14 2016.

    He was born June 20, 1932 to Ben and Helen (nee Sigafoose) Strothman and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. On April 2, 1960 he and Marilyn Ann Eigenrauch were united in marriage at Zion UCC in Addieville. 

    Left to mourn Bill’s passing are his wife Marilyn, sons Ben (Susie) of St. Paul, Minn., Brian (Melinda) and

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    Bernadine Geppert



    Mrs. Bernadine Geppert of Coulterville, IL departed this life in the Coulterville Care Center on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. She had attained the age of 89 years, 2 months and 2 days.

    Bernadine was born in Tamaroa, IL on July 13, 1927 the daughter of John

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    Huck Lea

    Huck Lea, 16 months old of Mt. Vernon passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 7, 2016.

    He was born in Mt. Vernon, IL on May 8, 2015, the son of Robert & McClain (Fowler) Lea.

    Huck is survived by his Parents, Robert and McClain Lea of Mt. Vernon; Sister, Jersey Lea at home; Grandparents, Elayna Adams of Ina, Darrell and Jeniffer Fowler of Ewing;

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    Gary Ray Barker

    Gary Ray Barker

    Gary Ray Barker, 62, resident of Overland, Mo. passed away Friday 2, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

    Gary was born November 1, 1953 in Eldorado, Ill., to the late Rance D. Barker and Dorothy Vaughn who survives. Gary was the senior software engineer at Epsilon. He was Baptist by faith. Gary was a member

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    Elsie Irene Schubach

    Elsie Irene Schubach, 96, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Ashley, departed this life on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Baptist Health Madisonville.

    She was born on May 18, 1920 in Clinton, to the late Alberta and Wesley Fletcher.

    Irene was formerly employed with Hollywood Candy Factory. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and was one of their biggest fans but her greatest love was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Irene was a member

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    Lorraine Marie Schmale

    Lorraine Marie Schmale, 84, of Nashville formerly of Okawville, passed away at 3:34 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on September 26, 1931 in St. Louis, the daughter of Jerome and Irene Dennis Loyet. She married Allen L. Schmale on July 19, 1952 in St. Louis County. She is survived by her husband of 64 years along with 2 sons; Arnold (Cynthia) Schmale of St. Libory and Allen K.

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