Area Obituaries

Edna Jane Willis

Edna Jane Willis, 88 of Nashville, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.  She was born on December 3, 1931 in Ashley, the youngest daughter of Cecil and Beatrice Bell Tucker of Tuckerville, Illinois.  There, she grew up in a musically talented family surrounded by her…

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Harry J. Surmeier

Harry John Surmeier, 91, born Dec. 24, 1928 in St. Libory, IL passed away peacefully at his home in rural Venedy, IL on Wednesday morning, March 25th, with his family nearby. Harry experienced the first of several strokes on January 26th. In his recovery journey, he participated in rehab at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in…

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EDWARD LEE CLAYTON

Edward Lee Clayton Edward Lee Clayton, 100, of Nashville, Illinois, passed away at 2:18 pm March 20, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born May 11, 1919 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, son of the late Edward and Emma (Hermann) Clayton. Lee attended grade and high school in Benton,…

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Ernest S. Kozuszek

Mr. Ernest S. Kozuszek of Nashville, IL., departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8PM.  He had attained the age of 88 years and 22 days. Mr. Kozuszek was born on February 26, 1932 in Posen, IL the son of Casmier and Nellie (Malawy) Kozuszek.  …

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Patricia A. Box

Mrs. Patricia A. Box of Nashville, IL, departed this life at her residence in Nashville on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:47 AM.  She had attained the age of 90 years, 10 months and 22 days. Mrs. Box was born on April 20, 1929 in Vienna, IL the daughter of Ray and Thelma (Mathis) Shinn. …

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Eugene S. Diecker

Eugene S. Diecker, 84, of St. Libory, IL born Jan. 16, 1936 in St. Libory, IL died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. He was a retired grain and livestock farmer, a member of St. Liborius Catholic Church, St. Libory, IL, member of American Legion Post 683, St. Libory and he…

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Barbara L. Lake

Barbara Lynn (nee Kasten) Lake, 66, of Biddleborn, IL; born on December 26, 1953 in Centralia, IL; passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous two year battle with clear cell ovarian cancer.  Barb was the owner and operator of Bernina at Fancyworks in Marissa.  Her…

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Gary Karg

Mr. Gary Karg of Lively Grove, IL departed this life in the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, FL on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:47 A.M. following a sudden illness. He had attained the age of 59 years, 4 months and 13 days. Gary was born in Sparta, IL on October 20, 1960 the son…

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Merle E. “Fat Kat” Triefenbach

Merle E. “Fat Kat” Triefenbach, 70, of Lenzburg, IL; born on August 7, 1949 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Merle was a truck driver for 50 years.  He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL and the New…

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Steven Koepke

Steven Patrick Koepke, Sr. 57 of Addieville, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at his residence. He was born on October 17, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Charles and Patricia Sibert Koepke, Sr. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Craig Mellein.  Left to…

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