Constance L. ‘Connie’ Chlopecki

Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Constance L. ‘Connie’


Constance L. “Connie” Chlopecki nee Bejrowski; beloved wife of the late John L., Jr.; dear daughter of the late Frank and Martha Bejrowski; devoted mom of Rev. Robert J. Chlopecki, Kathleen A. (Joseph, Jr.) Adamik and Judith F. (David) McCarthy; dear grandmother of Kevin (Jane) McCarthy, Jeffrey, CPD (Kari) Adamik, Patrick (Andrea) McCarthy, Keith (Nichole) Adamik, Shannon (Galen) Sullivan, Colleen (Erik) Buckley; loving Nana (GG) of Jordan, Zachary, Rachael, Tanner, Ryan, Erik, Erin, Aubrina, Kevin, Steven, Sarah, Brian, Jake, Kate and Clare; dear sister of Thomas (Fran) Bayro, Virginia (the late Ernest, Sr.) Stetz, Lorraine (Raymond) Madura, the late Edward Bayro, Adeline Bejrowski, Eleanor (the late Ernest Schmenek and the late Al) Krzyzak, Irene (the late Stanley Kielbasa,

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    Marion L. Wahlman

    Marion L. Wahlman, 81, of Percy, passed away at 11:14 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta.

    Marion was born in Sparta on October 11, 1932, the daughter of Ernest and Agatha Gardner Preslar. She married Edgar Wahlman on October 28, 1953 in Campbell Hill, and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2004. Marion was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill, the Sparta Senior Center and was formerly active in the

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    James R. ‘JR’ Baldwin

    Mr. James R. Baldwin of Nashville departed this life at the Washington County Hospital in Nashville on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. He had attained the age of 89 years, five months and nine days.

    Mr. Baldwin was born on March 8, 1925, in Centralia, the son of Charles C. and Ruth (Borders) Baldwin. He was united in marriage to Maude Eleanor Kessler on February 16, 1952 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville and she survives his passing.

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    Freddie L. McKnight

    Freddie Lee McKnight, 60, of New Minden passed away at 12:07 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at his residence.

    Funeral arrangements are pending at the Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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    Norma E. Soeteber

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    Norma Elizabeth Osborn Soeteber, 92, a retired teacher in St. Clair County schools, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Dammert Geriatric Center in Belleville. 

    Mrs. Soeteber’s teaching career, after graduation from SIU, began during WWII in a one-room school in Tilden. In 1955 she resumed teaching, first at Bluff View and Morrison Schools in East St.

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    Leona Storck



    Mrs. Leona Louise Maria Storck of Nashville, formerly of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. She had attained the age of 94 years, two months and one day.

    Leona was born in Belleville on June 6, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Hulda (nee Temme) Wernecke. She

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    Gladys A. Tweedy

    Mrs. Gladys Tweedy of Woodlawn, formerly of Okawville, departed this life at her residence surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9 a.m. She had attained the age of 82 years, ten months and three days.

    Gladys was born in Pevely, Mo. on September 28, 1931 the daughter of Heskil and Alma (nee Cawvy) Whitaker. She was united in marriage to Robert M. Tweedy on October 18, 1950 in Pocahontas, Ark. and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2000.

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    John E. Scheffler

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    Mr. John Scheffler of Franklin Grove, formerly of Venedy, departed this life in the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:38 p.m. He had attained the age of 75 years, one month and five days.

    John was born in Dixon on June 26, 1939 the son of Frank and Marian (nee Gronnerman) Scheffler. He was

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    LaVerne M. Felts

    LaVerne Marell Felts, age 81, of Holiday Shores, died at 5:43 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville.

    She was born June 20, 1933, in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Goldsworthy) O’Grady. LaVerne married Donald “Don” Felts, on August 1, 1953, in Tucson, Ariz.

    Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Donna Jean ‘D.J.’ and husband Alan Hawkins of Mattoon, Nancy Cahalan and husband

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    Lt. Col. George W. Schleifer

    Lt. Col. George W. “Bill” Schleifer, retired U.S.A.F., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Austin, Texas, after a long and valiant struggle against cardio-pulmonary related illnesses. Bill spent a happy afternoon on Saturday with many family members including wife, children and grandchildren. He was preparing for supper with many of the same loved ones on Sunday when his tired body could not respond another time.  Bill had attained the age of 90 years, five months and 29 days.

    Bill was born on January 28, 1924 in

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