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George Barley

Sep 21, 1930 - Sep 16, 2023

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Edwardsville, IL

George "Don" Donald Barley, 93, of Wood River, Illinois passed away on September 16, 2023, in Edwardsville, Illinois. He was born on September 21, 1930, in Philadelphia, Missouri to George and Gladys (Lily) Barley. Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Phyllis Barley, their children: Threasa (Mark) Silvey, Lisa (Steve) Ory, and Mark (Jeanne) Barley. Also, to carry on Don's memory are his four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Don proudly served his country as an Army Corporal...Read More

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Sibyl Louise Smith

Jan 10, 1930 - Jan 05, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Sibyl Louise Smith, 93, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2024. She was born to Louie and Sibyl (Golden) Beltz on January 10, 1930 in Harrisburg, Illinois. The family has scheduled a brief Graveside Service at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon for friends and family at Meridian Village Assisted Living & Memory Care of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Shirley May Myatt

Sep 21, 1943 - Feb 11, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Shirley May Myatt, 80, of Edwardsville, IL, died at Edwardsville Care Center, Edwardsville, IL on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 4:25 pm.  She was born September 21, 1943, in East Fork Twp, IL to George A. Spinner & Edna Meyer Spinner.  She married William  E. Myatt on March 13, 1966 in Bunker Hill, IL.  He preceded her in death on May 9, 2022.  She was retired after having been a switchboard operator for Anderson Hospital.  Shirley loved her family and her dogs.  She is survived by her daughters, Kim Myatt of Maryville, IL, Tammy (Rick) Masters of Collinsville, IL, grandchildren, Kevin (Katie) Buckingham of Edwardsville, IL, Ashley (Andy) Kerr of OH, great-grandchildren, Blake Buckingham, Bella Rose Buckingham, Locklyn Kerr, Rowan Kerr, and brother, Harold (Betty) Spinner of IN.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, son, Daniel Myatt, daughter, Susan Myatt, and brother, George "Bud" Spinner.  Friends may call on Friday, February 16, 2024 at  Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL at 1:00 pm.  Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Association.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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Karen Jo (Kyro) Travis

Oct 25, 1941 - Feb 09, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Karen Jo (Kyro) Travis, 82, of Edwardsville, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Friday, February 9, 2024. Karen was born October 25, 1941, in Edwardsville, Illinois to the late Walter John and Stella Catherine (Rapacz) Kyro.Karen was a loving, giving, strong, kind, and selfless person, who always put others before herself. She was generous with her time and resources, and always made sure everyone had what they needed. She had a remarkable memory and never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. She loved all people and would strike up a conversation with anyone; she never met a stranger. Her beautiful smile and loving heart will be missed by her entire family and all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Stella Kyro; her adoring husband, Roy C. Travis, Sr.; her sisters, Dolores Romatoski, Rose Leach Newman, and her twin sister, Kathy Long.Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Roy C. (Kathy) Travis, Jr., of Granite City, Illinois, Jim ( Rosa Speaker) Travis, of Granite City, Illinois, and Annette (John) Hannel, of Edwardsville, Illinois; her grandchildren, Brandon Hannel and Matthew Hannel; a brother, Walter “Butch” (Arlene) Kyro, of Edwardsville, Illinois; a sister, Donna (Ralph) Jackson, of Glen Carbon, Illinois; an honorary daughter, Carmen Kruschik, of Edwardsville, Illinois, whom she loved and viewed as a second daughter; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that she loved, thought of and prayed for daily.Memorials are appreciated to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Edwardsville, Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.irwinchapel.com.Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Rd., Glen Carbon, Illinois.Funeral: Services will be held at 12 Noon, Thursday February 15, 2024, at the funeral home with Father Robert Jallas officiating. Interment will follow in Buck Road Cemetery, Maryville, Illinois.

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Gladys Lorene (Hastings) Burgan

Apr 16, 1931 - Feb 02, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Gladys Lorene (Hastings) Burgan, 92, of Granite City, Illinois, passed away on February 2, 2024, in Edwardsville, Illinois. Gladys was born April 16, 193 to Elmer and Elva (Seabaugh) Hastings in Crystal City, Missouri.Gladys enjoyed times spent traveling throughout the United States with a senior group and friends. She also loved to crochet and watch “her soaps”. Her personality was a light that lit up the room and she always enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great and great-great grandmother, whose absence will be deeply felt by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett Lee Burgan; her parents, Elmer and Elva Hastings; her two great granddaughters, Vicktoria and Cameron; two brothers, Robert and William Hastings; and two sisters, Marie Hastings and Shirley Burgan.Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Larry (Pattie) Burgan, of Granite City, Illinois, Gladys (Jim) Crowe, of Caseyville, Illinois, and Michelle Agrawal, of Creve Coeur, Missouri; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Cassie) Dunham, Jessica (Brad) Lutz, Jeanette (Ronnie) Goetter, Susan (Jason) Quinton, Ryan Laird, Ronan Agrawal, and Garon Agrawal; her great grandchildren, Justin, Hannah, Emmah, Myah, Allison, Jackson, Katie (Austin), Abbey, Emily, and Everleigh; her great-great grandchildren, Tessa, Parker, Waylon, and Ronnie; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Memorials are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.irwinchapel.com.Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd., Granite City, Illinois.Funeral: Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the funeral home with Rev. Sharon Autenrieth officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Thomas A. Dooley

Mar 05, 1947 - Jan 31, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Thomas A. Dooley (Tom), 76, of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at home. Tom was born March 5, 1947, in Anna, IL to the late Jay Thomas and Ethel “Aline” (Lyerla) Dooley. He served his country with honor and dedication in the Marine Corps until discharged in November 1968. During his time in active duty during the Vietnam War, he received a purple heart. On July 3, 1997, he and Patricia Dooley were married in Edwardsville, IL. She resides in Edwardsville. Tom was a Core Maker at American Steel in Granite City, IL and retired from there in 2013. He loved and adored the Harley motorcycle he once owned, enjoyed collecting unique and old coins, spoiling his chiweenie dog “Lily,” watching reality TV and cop drama shows, and would simply give you the shirt off his back if he knew it would help you. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Milissa Bohanna; son, Thomas Dooley, son Floyd Dooley all of Granite City, IL; step-son, Scott Tripp of Galveston, TX; thirteen (13) grandchildren; nine (9) great-grandchildren; brother, Garry (Rhonda) Dooley of Edwardsville, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma (Joan) Slayton; brother Richard Dooley; and step-son, Mark Tripp.

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Dena Lovacheff

Aug 18, 1931 - Jan 31, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Dena Lovacheff, age 92, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL passedaway on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Dena was born on August 18, 1931, inMadison, IL, a daughter of the late Michael and Nevenka (Reezoff) Spiroff.Dena was a faithful member of Sts. Cyril & Methody Eastern Orthodox Church inGranite City, IL. She was also a member of Minerva Women’s Club. Dena was along-time co-owner of Louie’s Market in Lincoln Place.On June 3, 1951, Dena married William Lovacheff, the love of her life and Williampreceded her in death on April 8, 1986. She will be remembered as a lovingmother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a dear friend. Denaloved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will besadly missed by all who knew and loved her.In addition to her parents and husband, Dena was preceded in death by twobrothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Marcella Spiroff and Pete and DarleneSpiroff; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Virginia and Tom Calbos; and brothersin-law, Marvin Moehle and Eric Perlman.She is survived by her loving children, Lynne (Michael) Stelzleni of Athens, GA,William “Woody” (Cathie) Lovacheff of Deerfield, IL and Stephanie (Bob) Ferrattoof Edwardsville, IL; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Moehle of Granite City, IL and ShirleyPerlman of Anaheim, CA; proud grandmother to Jennifer Stelzleni, Alex (Beth)Stelzleni, Louis Lovacheff, Philip Lovacheff, Charles Ferratto and Robert Ferratto;proud great-grandmother to Lexie Stelzleni; many nieces, nephews, extendedfamily and friends.In celebration of her life, a visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. The funeralservice will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Father AndrewMoulton officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, GlenCarbon, IL.Memorial donations may be given to Sts. Cyril & Methody Eastern OrthodoxChurch in Granite City, Illinois or Suncrest Hospice in Northbrook, IL or the charityof your choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Janet M. DeGonia

Aug 30, 1942 - Jan 30, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Janet M. DeGonia, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:49 p.m. on Tuesday, 30, 2024, at LaBella of Edwardsville.She was born August 30, 1942, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Harvey and Pearl (Wehling) Heaton.She married the love of her life, David L. DeGonia on March 30, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives. Janet was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who cherished the special times shared with family and friends. She was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and helped many years with the funeral luncheon committee. She enjoyed her days of bowling, watching sports, activities with the Red Hat Ladies and watching and feeding the birds.In addition to her beloved husband of over 63 years, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Rhonda DeGonia of Granite City, Donald and Joelle DeGonia of Glen Carbon and David and Erica DeGonia of Granite City; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Miriam and Delshon Matkins, Matthew and Virginia DeGonia, Mason and Lauren Rutter, Morgan DeGonia, Marc DeGonia, Zack DeGonia, Zane DeGonia, Ryan DeGonia and Jennifer and Curtis Flake; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Lorene Christ of Collinsville and Virginia Thomas of Troy and a brother, Herbert Heaton of Bunker Hill; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Christopher DeGonia; a grandson, Marshall DeGonia; a granddaughter, Michaela DeGonia; three sisters, Thelma Cuvar, Ilene Edwards and Dorothy White and four brothers, Albert Heaton, Jerry Heaton, Lawrence Heaton and Elmer Heaton.In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024.Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, Holy Family School or to Masses and may be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Roberta M. Huebner

Dec 20, 1942 - Jan 28, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Rosewood Heights:Roberta M. Huebner, 81, passed away at 3 P.M. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at University Nursing and Rehab in Edwardsville. She was born on December 20, 1942, in Rolla, Missouri, the daughter of the late Archibald H. and Augustine L. (Salts) Campbell. She married John Robert Huebner on April 22, 1961, and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2014. Survivors include son John (Laurie) Huebner of Rosewood Heights, son David (Erika) Huebner of St. Louis, and daughter Allison (Jason) Woerner of Ballwin, Missouri. Grandchildren include Sarah (Matt), John Patrick, Jack, Matthew, Amy (Sam), Molly, and Zane. Great Grandchildren include Christopher, Isaac, and Emily. She also had many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.Roberta was formerly employed at The Court of Appeals, 8th District, and as a corporate librarian at Monsanto and McDonnell-Douglas. She enjoyed travelling, spending time with her family, and writing. She published the Cousin’s Club Newsletter with news of her grandchildren and extended family.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings: James, Mary, Floyd, Clarence, Claude, and Bobbie.In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Jack Cook

Nov 24, 1937 - Jan 27, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Jack Cook, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at University Care Center in Edwardsville.He was born November 24, 1937, in Pascola, Missouri, a son of the late George T. and Sylvia J. (Cain) Cook.He married Mickie L. (Azari) Cook on April 17, 1971, at the Trinity Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives.Jack had worked as a certified public accountant and in banking throughout the years. He enjoyed his days of playing golf and sailing and he cherished his grandchildren. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.In addition to his beloved wife of 52 years, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia Leonard; a son, Brian (Kim) Cook; three grandchildren, Haley (Ryan) Saunders, Barrett (Megan) Leonard and Lucy Leonard; a great granddaughter, Reese Saunders; a brother, Terry (Myra) Cook; numerous nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George T. Cook Jr., Mack Cook and Lynn Cook and two sisters, Joy Geggus and Judy Morice.In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Sharon Autenrieth officiating.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral chapel.

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Jerry Arthur Link

Mar 17, 1930 - Jan 21, 2024

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Edwardsville, IL

Jerry Arthur Link, 93, of Edwardsville, Illinois, passed away at the home he loved so much on Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was born on March 17, 1930 in Madison, Illinois to the late, Arthur and Laura (Moore) Link. He married the love of his life, Dolores “June” Gallagher on February 14, 1953 and remained married for over 70 years, until his death; she survives him.Jerry retired as a pipefitter with Union Electric/Ameren in 1988. Jerry’s farm was like an old friend and he was known as a hard worker. He loved working on his barns and being on his tractor. He loved life and enjoyed the simple pleasures of going fishing, going to auctions with June, eating a hotdog on the porch, and playing his guitar. He also loved having large gatherings with family and friends, playing cards, and quietly reading his Bible.In 1972, Jerry was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He served faithfully as an elder in the Edwardsville congregation for over 50 years. He helped with construction of many Kingdom Halls throughout the area. He loved sharing what he learned from the Bible, and the hope it gives for the near future. He was a man of strength, who left memories of love, we will cherish forever.In addition to his wife, June, Jerry is survived his four daughters, Leslie (Barry) Jellen, Marla (Steven) Schemmer, Denise (David) Schemmer, all of Edwardsville, Illinois, and Cindy (Greg) Bruno, of Pinckneyville, Illinois; his nine grandchildren, Jason (Julie) Bruno, Amanda (Jamie) Harrison, Jodie (Jesse) Tackett, Amelia (John) Napolitano, April (Brandon) Bower, Natalie (Milton) Draper, Dillon Schemmer, Callie Schemmer, and Alex (Elisabeth) Jellen; his seven great grandchildren, Elena Bruno, Logan, Lyla, Levi Harrison, Reese Bower, Preston and Vivienne Draper; and many other relatives and friends.Memorials are appreciated to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.irwinchapel.com.Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2024, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Rd., Glen Carbon, Illinois.Funeral: A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3825 Blackburn Rd., Edwardsville, Illinois with Brother Jim Thome officiating.

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