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Area Obituaries

Herbert Bankston

On the morning of April 14, 2022, Chief Master Sergeant (USAF) retired Herbert Lloyd Bankston received his final orders and reported, dutifully as always, to the house of his Lord and Savior. He passed peacefully in his home, surrounded and comforted by his loving wife and children. Born on November 22, 1938 in Holland, MO,…

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Charlotte Ann Barger

Charlotte Ann Barger, nee Fields, age 92, born on October 7, 1929, in East St. Louis, died on April 13, 2022, at Memorial Hospital,  Belleville. Charlotte was a 1947 graduate of St. Teresa Academy and attended Webster University.  She married John P. Barger on November 18, 1950, became the proud mother of 7 children, Bev,…

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Joan New

Joan New, 87, of Troy, she was born Wednesday, November 21, 1934 in Silver Point, TN and she passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Memorial Hospital Belleville. Joan was a member of Collinsville Church of Christ where she was active and enjoyed the Bible Study classes.  She retired from Scott Credit Union after…

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E. Jean Schultze

E. Jean Schultze, 95, of Troy,  was born February 26, 1927 in Litchfield, and passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Vonderleith Living Center in Mt. Polaski. Jean was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was active in Pleasant Hour Club, Helping hands and the Parent teacher League. She and…

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Irene Schuetz

Irene B. Schuetz, age 80, of Breese passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Irene was born December 31, 1941 to Joseph and Leona (nee Hoh) Schroer in Carlyle and grew up on the family farm.    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Margie Loepker, Richard (Lola) Schroer, Olivia…

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Frances Hosto

Frances Luella Eleonora Hacker Hosto, nee Buhlig, 96, of Columbia, Illinois, born November 2, 1925, in Malta Bend, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Reflections in Columbia, Illinois.  She will always be remembered for being, “fat, sassy and old”. Apologies to anyone she owes a “hot fudge sundae”. She was preceded in death by…

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Linda Frutiger

Linda J. Frutiger, 82, 0f O’Fallon, born October 23, 1939, in Carlinville,  passed away at her home in O’Fallon, on April 6, 2022, after a lengthy illness.  Linda was a member of the O’Fallon United Church of Christ.  She was an educator in the Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 system from 1973 to her retirement…

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Edward “Buddy” Dennis

Edward M. “Buddy” Dennis, 72, of Wood River and formerly of Troy, passed away at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.  He was born October 6, 1949 in Clayton, Missouri, a son of the late Edward F. and Margaret (Plebanek) Dennis.  He was a 1968 graduate of Triad High School…

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Richard Lake III

Richard Ezra Lake III, 80 of St. Louis, MO, born Monday, April 21, 1941 in Kansas City, KS and passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Sunrise on Clayton, St. Louis, MO. Rick spent his early years moving from Kansas to Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, as his father worked for the Rock…

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William Baka

William Henry Baka, 74, of O’Fallon, was born January 10, 1948, in Ashland, WI, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon. After high school, William served in the U.S. Army before he began his career in carpentry. He was a member of the O’Fallon VFW Post #805, O’Fallon Sportsmen’s…

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