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Doris M. Widdows

Doris M. Widdows (nee Mizee), 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2023, in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Doris was born May 30, 1926, in Caseyville, Illinois to the late Edgar and Elva (nee Spengler) Mizee.  Doris married James R. Widows on January 29, 1947. They celebrated 63 wonderful years together before James’ passing, on…

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Victor W. Diepholz Jr.

Victor W. Diepholz Jr. 70, of Troy, IL, born Sunday, April 13, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL and passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at his home in Troy, IL. Victor was a faithful member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL.  He worked as an Electrician and belonged to Local 309 Electrical…

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Rebecca Renee Martin

Rebecca Renee Martin, 48, of Granite City, IL, born Saturday, September 21, 1974 in Granite City, IL and passed away at her home on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Rebecca was a loving mom, grandmother, daughter and sister and enjoyed the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kristopher Martin; and…

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Paul J. Huck

Paul J. Huck, 63, of Troy, IL, born Monday, July 6, 1959 in St. Louis, MO and passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at his home in Troy, IL. Paul was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy, IL.   He enjoyed tinkering on cars and spending time with the family. He was…

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Myrna Lee Steele

Myrna Lee Steele, 89, of Troy, IL, born Wednesday, May 24, 1933 and passed away peacefully at her home on January 20, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was a long time member of Revive Assembly of God Church in Collinsville, IL.  She enjoyed playing piano and organ for the church services she attended. …

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Marjorie E. ‘Marge’ Iberg

Marjorie E. “Marge” Iberg, age 96 of Marine, IL, died Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Cedarhurst of Highland in Highland, IL. She was born on Thursday, September 16, 1926, in Marine, IL, the daughter of  Ben and Carrie (nee Hilby) Hess. On Saturday, September 17, 1949, she married Ray H. Iberg at St. Elizabeth Catholic…

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Dianne LaVelle Smith

Dianne LaVelle Smith, age 79 of Glen Carbon, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  She was born in Granite City, IL on September 23, 1943, one of two daughters to the late Rupert and Mary (nee Pyle) Haneline.  She was a 1962 Granite City High School…

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Deborah Sue Hoffman

Deborah Sue Hoffman, 73, of Troy, IL, born Thursday, September 29, 1949 in St. Charels, MO and passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Troy, IL. Deborah attended St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, IL.  She retired from Cathedral Grade School in Belleville, IL.  She loved…

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Florence Helen Zielonko, nee, Shotts

Florence Helen Zielonko, nee, Shotts, 99 of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at her home in Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.  Florence was born on October 6, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Banczak) Szatkowski. Florence was a Registered Nurse and then became a…

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Mark A. “Gus” Stephens

Mark A. “Gus” Stephens, 74, of Troy, IL formerly of Effingham, IL born March 4, 1948 in Effingham, IL and passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 surrounded by family at his home in Troy, IL. Mark was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1580 Highland, IL and Past Grand Knight and purser…

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