Kathleen Marie “Kathy” Dunn, 72 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Kathy was born on November 26, 1950 in Granite City; the daughter of the late Marcellus Joseph and Annette (Ponce) Daniels of Granite City.
She graduated from Venice High School with the Class of 1968.
Kathy was a store clerk at the Granite City Walmart and had attended Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. Kathy had a very unique personality and loved all people. She was always upbeat and was known for her ‘happy go lucky” attitude. Kathy could often be seen eating at her favorite restaurant, Jerry’s in Granite City and was always excited about going to family events. A very special thank you for all the bus drivers and the many other friends at Granite City Township for being such a big part of Kathy’s life. Kathy will be remembered for the love of her family and all the special times they shared together.
Kathy is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Elizabeth and Keith Dauble of Granite City; son, Eynon James “Jimmy” and Ashley Dunn of Granite City; brothers, Mike and Denise (Rankin) Daniels of Glen Carbon, IL, Danny and Pamela (Rankin) Daniels of Collinsville, IL, Terry Daniels of Granite City, IL; sister, Rosemary and Terry Piper of Ballwin, MO; grandchildren, Diego Dunn, Francisco “Frankie” Dunn, Marnie Yarber, Sebastian Dauble, Bailey Dauble and many other close family members and friends.
In celebration of Kathy’s life, a visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Stephen Thompson officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to Mid America Transplant Services, 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive #100, St. Louis, MO 63110 or midamericatransplant.org/ourfoundation.
Gerald J. Lipchik, age 81 of Springfield, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023, in Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born August 2, 1941, to his parents James and Helen (Garlik) Lipchik. On July 25, 1964, Jerry as he was fondly known, was united in marriage to Becky Schaffner, VHS Class of 1961.
Jerry was employed as Chief Bailiff for Madison County, Illinois courthouse for 25 years before retiring and moving to the Ozarks. He loved being outdoors, especially gardening and fishing. Jerry was also a very talented woodworker and musician who loved polkas, jazz and big band. He used song lyrics and titles to describe everything, making up his own verses to fit every situation. His musical talent and ability playing the accordion, piano and organ was remarkable. Jerry loved to laugh and joke in just about any situation. He found humor often and always had a smile to match his striking blue eyes.
He was a loving husband for 58 years, a supportive father and doting grandfather. For the past 10 years, Jerry enjoyed being a member of Ozark Presbyterian Church and also a member of the choir. Jerry will be sadly missed but his loving memory will live on forever in the hearts of his wonderful family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Becky; daughter Patty Shemwell; three sons Jerry Lipchik, Jr. and wife Susan, Bob Lipchik and wife Elizabeth, Mike Lipchik and wife Alissa; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister Kathy Calvert and husband Jim. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jim.
Funeral services will be 11:00A.M. Thursday, January 19, 2023, in Ozark Presbyterian Church, Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service and begin at 10:00A.M. Arrangements and services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri.
Jeanne Yvonne Townsend, 64, of Staunton, IL died on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.
She was born on March 1, 1958 in Granite City, IL to William Omer Eaker and Beulah (Stroder) Eaker.
Jeanne married Kenneth Townsend, formerly of Venice, in Granite City, IL on February 19, 1975.
The loving wife and mother enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Jeanne is survived by a daughter, Mandy Townsend of Staunton; a son, Kenneth Jr (Stephanie) Townsend of Staunton; 5 grandchildren: Raymond Townsend, Shyanna Gray, Vera Townsend, Hailey Townsend and Lauren Townsend and 2 brothers: Steve (Margie) Eaker of Wood River and Kenny (Sandy) Eaker of CA.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dallas Eaker and 3 sisters: Nelda Cantrell, Glenda Wilson and Wilma Eaker.
Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Bishop William Spencer, Jr., 64 of O'Fallon, Illinois passed away Friday, January 13, 2023.
Born on September 17, 1958, he attended both Venice Grade School and High School, but his parents moved from Venice before his graduation with the Class of 1977.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. with a Celebration of Life will begin at 5:00 pm. Services held at New Northside Missionary Baptist Church, 8645 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis MO 63147.
Interment will be held Monday, January 30, 2022 at 9:00 am. We will be departing from Baucom's, 9480 Lewis & Clark Blvd., Jennings MO 63136 at 8:30 am. Interment held at St. Peter's Cemetery & Mausoleum.
Theodore "Ted" Savage Jr. PhD, born on February 21, 1936 in Venice, was an American professional baseball outfielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with eight teams from 1962 to 1971 including a stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. He passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
According to the 1940 federal census, he and his family lived on Kerr Island.
He graduated from East St. Louis Lincoln High School in East St. Louis, IL, where he starred in baseball, basketball, and football. Savage then attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, before serving for three years in the U.S. Army.
After his baseball career ended, he earned a PhD in urban studies from Saint Louis University and spent nine years as athletic director at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. In 1987, Savage was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals as assistant director of community relations and a minor-league instructor.
After a 25-year career with the Cardinals, Savage retired in 2012 as director of target marketing in the Cardinals Care and community relations department. In 2013, the 24th annual golf Cardinals Care tournament hosted by Savage was renamed the Ted Savage RBI Golf Classic to raise funds for the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.
Visitation will be from 9-11am, when a service will begin on Saturday, January 21, at the First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, MO.
Burial will follow the service.
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Dolores (Callender) Byrnes was born on July 21, 1930, in Pevely, MO to Frank E. and Annabelle (Sanders) Callender. She was the eldest of 10 children. She moved to Illinois during grade school and then later moved to St. Peters, MO, where she lived until her passing on January 7, 2023.
She was a graduate of Venice High School with the Class of 1949.
Dolores married Carl E. Byrnes (Johnson) in 1952. Dolores and Carl had 2 children, Marcia A. Rodriguez of St. Peters, MO and Carl E. Byrnes, Jr. of Raleigh, NC.
Dolores worked as a sales coordinator for Koken Manufacturing Company -Belmont Medical for over 30 years. She retired and spent time with her grandchild, Andrea N. Pernicka of Colorado and her 2 great grandchildren, Brice M. Pernicka and Brianna L. Pernicka of Colorado.
She loved classical music, musicals, jewelry, and Baskins Robbins ice cream.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Carl E. Byrnes in 1985 and her siblings Raymond Callender, Martha Callender, Paul Callender, George Callender, Jeanette Wilkinson, and Barbara Armour.
In addition to her children and offspring she is also survived by brothers Carl M. Callender of FL, Garry G. Callender of NJ and Michael Callender of St. Louis.
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Frank Raymond Cowley, 82 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023 at St. Louis University Hospital.
Frank was born on December 28, 1940 in Granite City; the son of the late Ivor and Frances (Nonn) Cowley. Frank was an accountant for Georgia Pacific Corrugated and a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was known to visit many flea markets. Frank was a WW II buff and enjoyed collecting WW II Memorabilia. He loved being outside tending to his garden and had a very special love for his weenie dogs. Most of all Frank loved his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.
He graduated from Venice High School with the Class of 1958.
Frank is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Janet (Robertson) Cowley, whom he married on February 4, 1961; daughter, Cynthia Cowley of Granite City, IL; son, Ed and Becky(Kozyak) Cowley of Maryville, IL; grandchildren, Nicholas Roderick of Granite City, IL, Ian and Alexis Cowley of Collinsville, IL, Jacob Cowley of Maryville, IL and many other close family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Cowley and his brother-in-law Gene Robertson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 13, 2923 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Frank’s life funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jennifer Warren-Hauser and Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorial donations are suggested to Granite City A.P.A. or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Douglas M. Rankin, age 56, of O’Fallon, IL, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born March 16, 1966 in Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.
Doug worked as a financial advisor for Edward Jones and was also in the banking business for many years. He attended Metro East Lutheran High School and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a Marketing degree. He was a member and Elder of Trinity Lutheran Church and announced online services. He was a member of the Collinsville Recreation Club, enjoyed sports, and spending time at Lake Sara in Effingham with his family. Most of all, Doug loved spending time with his family and friends, which included hosting various “food fests.”
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Judy Cochran.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Lori (nee Cochran) Rankin, whom he married on April 6, 1991; two sons: Matthew Rankin of Florissant, MO and Will Rankin of O’Fallon, IL; a granddaughter, Lila Brandt; his parents, Duane and Ruth (nee Woehler) Rankin; a brother, Ken (Debbie) Rankin of Bel Air, MD; two sisters: Pam (Dan) Daniels of Collinsville, IL and Denise (Mike) Daniels of Glen Carbon, IL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 4 to 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 Water Street, Edwardsville, IL and from 9 to 10am on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the church.
Funeral service will be at 10am on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the church with Rev. John Shank officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Collinsville.
Memorials are suggested to Metro East Lutheran High School or Trinity Lutheran Church and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.
John James (“Jack”) Fields, 78, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born September 16, 1944, in Granite City, Illinois, son of the late Arthur and Patricia (Rogan) Fields.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and son, Kathleen and John Christopher, his sister-in-law, Cindy, his nephew, Jordan Hooks, and cherished aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He married Mary Kay (Gavin) Fields on October 3, 1980, at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois, and she survives.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his daughter, Dr. Colleen Fields of St. Louis, and his two sons and daughters-in-law: David and Shannon Fields of Edwardsville and Mark and Jenna Fields of St. Louis. Jack’s pride and joy was in his role as Papa of three beautiful grandchildren: Nora, Jack, and Julia Fields. He was loved by his siblings and their spouses: Peter (Gloria) Fields of Glen Carbon, Tom Fields of Edwardsville, Mary Ann (Richard) George of Madison, and Elizabeth (Richard) Hooks of Edwardsville. He will also be dearly missed by his two brothers-in-law, Charles (Judy) Gavin and Patrick Gavin of O’Fallon. He was adored by many nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues, and countless friends.
Jack was a 1962 graduate of Venice High School and had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. In 1965, he became a police officer for the Venice Police Department and joined the Madison County Sheriff’s Department seven years later. During his time at the Sheriff’s Department, he attained the senior rank of Captain, was the county jail administrator for 10 years, and was director of 911 services. He retired in 1996 after 24 years of service with the department.
Not one to be idle, Jack spent the next 15 years working as a security guard at US Steel in Granite City. In 2011, Jack decided to retire once again so he could begin his most important role as Papa for his grandchildren. When he was not with his grandchildren, Jack could be found on a golf course, mowing grass at the family farm in O’Fallon, or talking politics and Cardinal baseball with his sons, brothers, nephews, and friends. His devotion to family and friends, his humor (he was always “out of control”), his kind and gentle nature, his generosity, and his loving heart will be missed by so many. Jack never knew a stranger, and he left a legacy of love for all who knew him.
Consistent with his character, Jack chose organ donation as his final act of public service.
In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, on Monday, January 9, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service with Reverend Sharon Autenrieth officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison County Sheriff’s Union PB & PA Unit 118 so that life-saving AED machines can be updated and purchased for patrol vehicles. In addition, donations can also be made to First Tee of Greater St. Louis (https://firsttee.org/donate/). All donations may be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Gerald G. Sugg, 82, of Granite City, IL., passed away in the early hours of December 2, 2022.
He was born to parents Earl and Mary (Brewer) Sugg on November 11, 1940 in Pocahontas, IL.
Gerald was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brothers, Bobby, Donald, Richard and a brother who passed away in infancy.
After graduating from high school, Gerald pursued a career in the military, he was stationed in Korea . After his discharge, he became a firefighter for the city of Venice, IL., serving for 10 years. He then moved to the Long Lake Fire Department in Pontoon Beach, IL., serving for another 40 years until his retirement.
He married his wife, Margaret, in Venice on April 21, 1966. They lived together in Venice until 1980, at which time they moved to Granite City, where Gerald lived out the rest of his years. Together they had two children; Kimmy and Lil Jerry.
Left to carry on his memory is his wife, Margaret; his children Kimmy Sugg and Jerry Sugg, Jr.; grandchildren Crystal Godfrey Jonathan (Michelle) Dobler, Jaremi (Ashley) Dobler, Jessie (Mandy) Perroni, Alec (Kelsey) Dobler, Jordan (Jasmine) Sugg, and Tapanga Dobler, Austin Caroll; and great-grandchildren Jace, Esemee, Carter, Rylee, Carson, Aubrey, Rian.
A visitation was held at Sunset Hill Funeral Home in Glen Carbon, IL., on Thursday, December 8, 2022 with a service following. A graveside service was held on Friday, December 9 at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Word has been received that John "Cub" Honness, 74, of Collinsville, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
He was born on December 3, 1947, to James and Wilhelmina Honness of Venice, both of whom preceded him in death.
Surviving are his daughter, Jessica; his partner, Jeri Foley; and a sister, Linda (Honness) Madison.
No services or memorial are scheduled at this time.
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Harold “Smokey” Milton, 58, of Memphis, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
Born on April 15, 1964, Milton is a U.S. military veteran.
He was a graduate with the Class of 1982 of Venice High School.
A funeral for Milton will be held at St.John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren St., Boston, MA, on Friday, December 2, 2022.
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Samuel Shambro Jr.
Samuel J. Shambro Jr., 86 of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Sam was born on Tuesday, November 19, 1935 in Venice, IL, the son of the late Samuel and Angela (Butch) Shambro.
Sam worked in the shipping and receiving department at Laclede Steel and South West Steel and proudly served his country in the Missouri Army National Guard Reserves. He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, a member of the Tri City Knights of Columbus and a member of the Italian American Club. In his free time, Sam enjoyed his days working crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles and playing fantasy baseball. He liked sitting outside and especially loved spending time with his family. Sam will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.
He graduated from Venice High School with the Class of 1953.
Sam is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Barbara (Kutzera) Shambro, whom he married on October 12, 1963; children, Ken (Laura) Shambro of Bridgeton, MO, Julie (Scott) Norman of Galva, IL, Ron (Heather) Shambro of Tuscaloosa, AL, Kathleen (Joe) Kleinschmidt of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Allison (Vince) Coiro, Brian (Chrissy) Shambro, Maria Shambro, Sarah Norman, Sasha Norman, Hannah Shambro, Molly Shambro, Claire Shambro, Holden Shambro, Reece Kleinschmidt, Adam Kleinschmidt, Samuel Kleinschmidt; great-grandchildren, Louis Coiro and Ambrose Coiro; and brother, Bill (Afton) Shambro of Belleville, IL.
In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Ann Niles, Anna Shambro; brothers, James T. Shambro and Richard Shambro.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Samuel’s life, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City with Fr. Alfred Tumwesigye officiating.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorial donations are suggested for masses.
Gary L. Woods, 74 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at his home.
He was a 1968 graduate of Venice High School.
Gary was born on Monday, May 17, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of the late Richard and Joyce (Queen) Woods.
He was a former member of Granite City Church of God and a member of Johnson Road General Baptist Church in Granite City where he served as an ordained deacon. Gary proudly served his country in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War and was an operator for Caprice Sun in Granite City. Gary enjoyed his days of going to church and serving his Lord and was always willing to help anyone in need. Gary will be remembered for the love of the Lord and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.
Gary is survived by his wife; Linda (Watson) Woods, whom he married on September 19, 1968 in Venice, Illinois; son, Brad Woods of Granite City, Illinois; daughter, Angie Woods of Wood River, Illinois; brother, James Woods of Granite City, Illinois; his 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; his dear friend for over 40 years; Larry Blankley of Granite City, Illinois and many other church family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Young.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 31, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Gary’s life, visitation will continue on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at 10:30 a.m. at Johnson Road Baptist Church, 2033 Johnson Road in Granite City with Pastor Larry Blankley officiating.
Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Memorial donations are suggested to Johnson Road Baptist Church.
Marie Irene “Peewee” Whaley, 95, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Edwardsville and Granite City passed away at 11:56 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.
She was born August 15, 1927 in Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Anthony and Alice (Siatta) Shambro.
Marie graduated with the Class of 1944 from Venice High School.
She married Edward Glennon Whaley on August 6, 1951 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Venice and he passed away October 23, 2020.
She retired in 1986 from the Department of Defense after 35 years of dedicated service. She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She volunteered many years with several organizations including St. Elizabeth Hospital, Cahokia Mounds and for John Shimkus. She and her husband enjoyed many years of traveling the world and she enjoyed her days of cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Lynn and Paul Wuebbels of St. Louis, Mark and Lynne Whaley of Palm Springs, California, Michael and Jane Whaley of Branson, Missouri, George and Karen Whaley of Highland, Illinois and Joseph and Theresa Whaley of Edwardsville, Illinois; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Josie Johnisee of Glen Carbon; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie, Maggie and Rosie.
In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Steven Thompson officiating.
James “Jim” Edward Davis, 88 of Rosewood Heights passed away peacefully on October 5th, 2022 at home, surrounded by his family.
Our one of a kind Dad was born in rural Taskee, MO on a beautiful spring and fire-fly lit night on June 19th, 1934 in an old family home way upon a hill. He was born to Cushman and Rose (Schiller) Davis. He was the baby of the family and had four siblings: Catherine Davis Robbins, William “Bill” Davis, Richard Davis and Joseph Davis.
He grew up a country kid from Arkansas and was very proud of it. After graduating from Saint Paul Catholic High School in Pocahontas, Arkansas in 1954 he enlisted in the United States Army. After his 4 years of service he studied and graduated through the GI Bill from Arkansas State University/Jonesboro. He then began his career in construction engineering and management working for the Arkansas Highway Dept. He always considered his beloved Pocahontas his hometown and heart.
After relocating to Illinois in 1964 he continued his career at Laclede Steel, United Design & Engineering and Adco Systems. Eventually retiring from his construction trade, he then established, owned and operated JD’s Western Wear in Godfrey, IL for 26 years. He loved music, especially country, and bought his first guitar at age 12 and taught himself to play becoming an excellent player and singer.
He was an avid reader & deep thinker who knew history and historical events with remarkable accuracy. He was also a lover of nature and always appreciated the beauty and the wonder of a colorful sunset, a nest of baby birds and a beautiful spring day. He loved sitting in the sunshine and having a good conversation. He had a stubbornness that was legend yet wonderful as he never gave up easily on his own ideas, beliefs or anything that he set out to do.
On Feb 9th 1956, he married our mother the late Elvera Burges Davis. They shared 58 years of marriage and raising children: Jim Davis, DeeAnn Titsworth, Janet (Tim) Cox, Linda Davis, Mike Davis, Karen (Steve) Catt, Jeannie (David) Stratton, Joe (Tammy) Davis, Patti (Steve) Snyder, Susie (Mark) Marburger, Tom Davis and Tim (Laura) Davis.
His babies John, Danny and Beth and Son-in-Law Sam Titsworth and granddaughter Melissa Titsworth all preceded him in death.
To him the only thing better than his kids were the grandkids who he loved dearly: Michael (Amanda), Chris (Jessica), Mandy (Drew), Carrie (Cody), Megan (Nick), Steve, Matt, Tim (Kayla), Brittany (Alex), Haleigh (Travis), Brooke, Caiden, Mason, Alyssa, Everly, Maddy, Luka, Jazzelyn, Eland, Nolan, Presley, Janessa, Alayna and Parker.
He had three best friends, who like himself, were generations of greatness: Buzz Calhoon, Finton Baltz and his big brother Bill Davis. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and his most loyal friend, his Shih tzu Daisy.
We would like to thank BJC Hospice, his nurse Leona and his at home caregiver, Judy for their wonderful care and kindness.
We will miss our Dad very much. We are comforted knowing that when he left us he was met by our Mother, the babies he’s always missed, his parents, his siblings, other loved family members and his many friends from years gone bye. We wholeheartedly believe we will see him again one day. We love you Dad.
Per his wishes the family will have a private interment and will hold a celebration of life gathering to be announced at a later date. Memorials can be made to Partners For Pets 9136 Lower Marine Road, St. Jacob, IL 62281 as Dad always wanted every dog and cat to have a good home.
Paynic Home for Funerals entrusted with professional services.
Ramona (Allen) Magee, 76, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away September 9, 2022, at Corning Therapy & Living Center in Corning, Arkansas.
She was born on January 20, 1946, in Pollard, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Denver and Rosa (Conley) Allen.
Ramona was united in marriage to Gary Magee on June 14, 1963.
She was preceded in death by her father, Denver Robert Allen; mother, Rosa Leoma Allen; brothers, Fred and Larry Allen.
Ramona was raised in Pollard and Venice, Illinois.
She began working selling advertisements for the Piggott Banner and later worked many years for Gossards. She also worked as an Officer in the banking industry for over 20 years and was Social Activities Director for the Piggott Nursing Home. In later years she was elected City Clerk for the City of Piggott, serving the community for 10 years. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated Magee Auction and Realty for over 50 years.
She enjoyed trail riding, rodeos, and riding horses. She loved spending time with family on yearly beach vacations and enjoyed traveling the country and especially her trip to Europe. Her family will remember her fabulous cooking they enjoyed over the years, especially her dumplings and green beans.
Ramona is survived by her husband, Gary Magee of Piggott, Arkansas; son, Barry Neil Magee of Goshen, Arkansas; three daughters, Leean Magee Mann of Piggott, Arkansas, Tina Lynn Case and husband Scott of Little Rock, Arkansas, Tracey Elizabeth Mallard and husband Greg of Charlottesville, Virginia; thirteen grandchildren, Kevin Mann, Morgan Thrash, Garrett Magee, Brandon Mann, Caitlin Shemin, Carson Case, Jessica Mallard, Peyton Mann, Nate Mallard, Reese Magee, Ryker Case, Riley Magee, and MaKenzie Magee; twelve great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service followed a visitation which were held Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Hoggard & Sons Chapel in Piggott, Arkansas, with Bro. Jerry Morgan officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Brown, Chuck Bridges, Gary Dunlap, Jim Rogers, Dave Harrell, and Ronnie Cole.
Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Ernest Fisk, Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, morning, August 12, 2022 at his home in Granite City, Illinois. He was born October 28, 1935, in North Venice, Illinois, to the late Charles Ernest Fisk, Sr. and Alma Marie (Couch) Fisk.
He married Mary Margaret “Peggy” Peach on January 28, 1956, and they recently shared their 66th anniversary together.
Charlie worked for National Auto Parts in Granite City. He began working at Granite City Steel in May 1955, holding various jobs as a pipefitter, millwright, working for the lab in the hot strip, then the North Plant Lab as a DMQC contour tester #6 Galvanizer, leading to the position as a Crew Coordinator in March 1995. He retired from National Steel on January 1, 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and DeAnna Fisk of Pontoon Beach, James and Barb Fisk of Brighton and William Fisk of Granite City; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Rindy Fisk, Christopher Fisk, Jason and Stacy Fisk, Stacie and Kevin Perigo, Jamie Fisk, Crystal and Robert Schone, William and Tiffany Fisk, Jr. and Jennifer and Jonathon Hardwick; thirteen great grandchildren, Azriel Fisk, Jaxson Fisk, Raegan Barton, Taylor Oehlecker, Hannah Perigo, Kaitlynn Perigo, Chastity Schone, Bobbie Jean Schone, Lillyanna Schone, ReAnna Fisk, Joel Hernandez, Shae Lindsey and Taylor Lindsey; a great granddaughter expected in October; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Marge Fisk and Bryce and Juanita Fisk; two sisters, Ruth Swain and Carol Sullivan; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Fisk and Barbara Ann Pereira; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Fisk.
Per his wishes, no services will be held. Cremation services provided by Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Roger Glasper was born on April 6, 1955 to Allen and Amanda Glasper in Saint Louis, Missouri. Roger peacefully transitioned on Sunday, August 7, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Roger, also known as “G-Man”, was baptized and served as a Deacon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, Illinois.
Roger was educated in the Madison School System and graduated High School in 1973 with honors. Roger played football, baseball, basketball, and he participated in the band. He also attended Sanford Brown College. He was employed with Nestle’, Monsanto, Illinois Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Division, and Mallinckrodt.
Roger was united in Holy Matrimony with Ramona Washington, and to this union one son, Roger Emmanuel, was born. Roger was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Roger was an avid golfer and BBQ pitmaster. He also was a coach for Joe Willie Roberts Youth Club. Roger coached football, baseball, and basketball. He also served as a role model impacting the lives of our community’s youth. Roger had a huge impact on the lives of youth he interacted with as coach.
Roger will be sadly missed by his loved ones and friends. Roger’s memory and legacy will be cherished by: his wife, Ramona; son, Roger Emmanuel; brothers Allen, Wilbert (Gussie), Lawrence (Lee), Vernell (Bernadette), Ronald (Dollaree), and Dwayne Patrick; sister, Lindy Glasper-Jackson; sisters-in-law, Deborah (Leonard) Reeves and Yolanda (Frederick) Williams; nieces and nephews, Terra, Tisha, Tia, Wilbert D., Jason, Rebecca, Rachael (Edgar), Mandy, George, Shannon, Jayden, Ramona (Eric), Dereck (Camille), and Frederick; god-children, Jim and Dwight (Britney); aunts and uncles, Gladys Glasper, Opal (Chester) Acklin, Reginald (Regina), Edythe, Monica (Gerald), Eddie, Phillip, NoKomas (Gloria), and Tecumshea (Kathleen); and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation was on Friday, August 12, at Officer Funeral Home, 2114 Missouri Ave., East St. Louis, IL, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church, 301 Meredocia St., Venice.