Area Obituaries

Elaine Smith

Elaine M. Smith, age 74 of Monroe, LA, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at her home in Monroe, LA. She was born on Saturday, February 22, 1947, in Highland,  the daughter of  Luke and Dorothy (nee Sedlacek) Neudecker. On Saturday, April 12, 1969, she married Donald R.  Smith at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church – Marine,…

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Herbert Wilson

Herbert Edward Wilson, 90, of Troy, IL born December 20, 1930 in Jonesboro, IL passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Herbert (Poppie) was married January 1, 1951 to Mavis Marzella (Trout) Wilson. Together they raised 4 wonderful sons – all of which were active in ministry…

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William Ackerman

William “Bill” Ackerman, 70, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 after an honorable battle with Leukemia this past year. Bill was the youngest of two children born to the late William and Isabelle (Smith) Ackerman on October 15, 1950. Bill graduated in 1968 from Triad High School, Troy and soon after started his own…

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Melissa Huff

Melissa Marie Huff was called home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at her home in Collinsville, IL. Melissa was born May 11, 1985 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leigh Robert Burns, Jr. and Karen Burns, nee Becherer. She is survived by her loving husband, Wesley A. Huff and their precious daughter,…

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Cheryl Kellam

Cheryl S. Kellam 72 of Troy passed March 23, 2021 at Anderson Hospital. She was born on November 24, 1948 in Toledo Ohio. Cheryl is survived by her loving husband Steven Kellam, brothers James (Joyce) Marks and Steven (Carla) Marks. She was proceeded by her son Chad Kellam, parents Elmer and Evelyn nee Lackey Marks,…

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Ruth Pense

Ruth Marie Pense, 84, passed away 9:55 AM March 25th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Ruth was born in East Saint Louis IL December 31st, 1936. Ruth loved her family dearly, and found much pride and enjoyment in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Opal Marie and Glen…

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Milton Moore

Milton Glenn Moore, 86, of Collinsville, born  May 1, 1934 in Perryville, MO and passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Anderson Hospital. Maryville. Milton was a family man and enjoyed watch his children and grandchildren grow up.  He was raised in the Perryville, MO area and worked on the farm and then went on…

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Carleeta Absher

Carleeta E. Absher, 60, of Collinsville, IL born Friday, January 27, 1961 in Eaqst St. Louis, IL and passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Carleeta was a loving mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed the time she spent with her family and playing games. She was…

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Marjorie Ann Harry

Marjorie Ann Harry, 87, of Highland, died Monday, March 22, 2021, at Cedarhurst in Highland.      Marjorie was born, January 8, 1934 to Henry and Marguerite (nee Crawford) Schaaf in Rahme, ND.  On April 4, 1953 she married Donald Linderman in North Dakota.  After his untimely passing in 1974, she met Andrew Yates, and…

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Paul Meier

Paul H. Meier, loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on March 27, 2021, at his home in St. Louis, comforted in his final moments by close family members. Paul, 68, was born January 9, 1953 to Darwin and Edna (Talleur) Meier of Troy, and was baptized on Feb. 7, 1953 at St.…

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