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Patrick Mank

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Belleville, IL

Pat spent his years working as a dental technician and spent some time in construction. He was a multitalented man. Pat cared deeply for his family and always felt that he was taking care of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Marie, nee Tedesco, Mank; a brother-in-law, Tracy Hartman; and a niece, Jenny Hensler. Surviving are three sisters, Jackie (Richard) Hudson, Christine (William) Sternau, and Julie Hartman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorials may be made...Read More

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Shirley Jean Nye

Mar 27, 1936 - Feb 21, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Shirley Jean Nye, 87, of Keokuk, passed away at 8:10 AM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at her daughter's home in Belleville, Illinois. Shirley was born March 27, 1936, the daughter of James and Bessie (Canada) Stephenson in Keokuk. She was united in marriage to Arvest “Rocky” Nye February 23, 1961, in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death November 12, 1997. After attaining her associate degree, she worked as a supervisor at BTR in Keokuk for twenty-six years. Shirley’s favorite hobby was quilting. Shirley is survived by her children, Cheryl Higbee of Keokuk, Tina (Wayne) Warning of Fowler, Illinois, Tony (Denni) Nye of Parsons, Kansas, Susan “Sam” (John) Lawson of Belleville, Illinois, Abby (Lennie) Etter of Keokuk and Doris “Vanessa” (Donnie) Leimer of Rancho Palos Verde, California; forty-four grandchildren; and a multitude of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bessie; husband, Arvest; a son, Steve Nye; a daughter, Audrey Shaffer; and siblings, Charles, Jimmie and Margie. Graveside service will be held at the Keokuk National Cemetery Friday March 1, 2024, at 1:00 pm. An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at Lake Cooper Foundation Hall 810 Main Street Keokuk immediately following the services. To to the family or in memory of Shirley (Stephenson) Nye, please

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Larry Lorenzo Thurman

Jun 25, 1975 - Feb 14, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Mr. Larry Lorenzo Thurman was born June 25, 1975, in Centreville, IL to the union of Larry and Helen Thurman. He attended school in Belleville, IL, graduating from Belleville Township High School June 3, 1994. He attended Sanford Brown College. Larry accepted Christ in his teenage years in Belleville and participated in teen ministry as well. He joined New Life in Christ Church under Bishop Geoffrey V. Dudley, Sr. in August 2022. He loved his church, and he was proud to be a LifeChanger. He faithfully served on the Projects Team until his passing. He wrote several devotionals in the monthly newsletter, “The LifeChanger” as was his heart to encourage others with the word. Larry worked in customer service for over 20 years. He also enjoyed working on cars. Auto mechanics and car detailing were a passion of his. He also enjoyed graphic design and music production. Gone too soon, he was loved by family and friends. He was compassionate, loving and kind. He was always thoughtful and willing to help where needed. His creativity and humor made him a joy to be around. Larry literally saved two lives using his CPR training. He was recognized for his life saving efforts by the Belleville Police Association. Larry passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at home in Belleville, IL. He was preceded in death by his father Larry Thurman, his grandparents James and Rosa Thurman and Fred, Sr and Ira B. Harris, and his cousin Cheryl A. Warren. Larry leaves behind to cherish his memories: his mother Helen Thurman of Belleville, IL; sisters Carolyn Thurman, Angela Thurman and Teresa Hunter each of Atlanta, GA; his aunts Dorothy Duke and Maxine Smith of St. Louis, MO, and Linda Griffin of Belleville, IL; his uncles, Paul Thurman of Belleville, IL, and Matthew Poe of Augusta, GA; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, LifeChangers, and friends who will miss him dearly.

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Ben Shuppert

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Ben was a United States Air Force Major and Vietnam veteran retiring in 1975 after 20 years of service. He later worked for the State Chemical Manufacturing Company and retired in 1998. He was a lifetime member of the 355 Fighter Group Association and the Belleville Holzschnitzer’s Wood Carvers. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy D., nee Crane, Shuppert, whom he married on December 26, 1959, and who died April 28, 1989; his parents, St. Clair and Dottie Clarice, nee Cover, Shuppert; and his sister, Norma Lee McGovern. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Suarez-Shuppert, whom he married on July 13, 1994; his son, Larry Bruce (Nancy) Lipscomb; his daughter, Lisa Kay (Dennis) Flach; three grandchildren, Christian D. (Jill) Lipscomb, Stephen Flach and Emily, nee Lipscomb, Turnbull; several great and great-great-grandchildren; other dear family members; and a long list of friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine or online at , or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at . Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Chapel of the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine, Belleville, IL. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Chapel of the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Vincent E. Manges

Oct 25, 2005 - Feb 21, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Vincent E. Manges, 18, of Belleville, IL, born on October 25, 2005, to Victor and Kathleen Manges in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Vincent distinguished himself in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. He maintained a GPA of 3.8 despite tackling some of the toughest of classes ranging from Calculus to Physics to Advanced Placement French. He participated four years in Cross Country and Swimming, finishing this season as a Swim Team Captain. He also ran track for three years.Vincent participated in Junior ROTC for three years, twice serving as a Flight Commander, and recognized for scoring in the top of the cadet corps for fitness. As a Boy Scout of Troop 40, he attained Eagle Scout rank and a Gold Palm, as well as serving as Troop Senior Patrol Leader.Vincent was selected as one of 250 boys statewide to attend IL Premier Boys State where he served as one of three Battalion Commanders directing drills and ceremonies. He also was selected and attended a Society of American Military Engineers camp at Scott Air Force Base. He was a member of National Honor Society and volunteered over 130 hours of community service through numerous organizations.Vincent was baptized in 2015 at Cornerstone Christian Church.Vincent was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Virginia Manges; and one uncle, John Manges.Vincent’s memory is held dear by his parents, Victor and Kathleen Manges (nee Alig) of Belleville, IL; maternal grandparents, Martin and Nancy Alig of Elkhart, IN; one brother, Max Manges of Belleville, IL; and two aunts, Carrie (Greg) Sheridan of Conklin, MI, and Jackie Manges of Lawrenceville, GA.A visitation will take place on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Cornerstone Christian Church; 775 N. Greenmount Rd., Belleville, IL 62221.Celebration of his life will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Christian Church; 775 N. Greenmount Rd., Belleville, IL 62221, with Pastor Chris VandeLinde officiating.Burial will take place at Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, IN.Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Church Building Fund; https://www.onecornerstone.org/give. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.

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Vance

Mar 07, 1957 - Feb 20, 2024

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Belleville, IL

, 66, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, March 7, 1957, in Parkersburg, WV, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at his residence in Belleville, IL. Vance owned the Concrete Pumping Company before retiring. Memorials may be made to the Signal Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. Private Family Services.

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Josephine undefined nee Merrills

Jul 11, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Belleville, IL

, nee Merrills, 79, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, July 11, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Belleville, IL. Josephine was an active 50 Year member of DAR. (Daughters of the American Revolution) and 10 year member of the Sierra Club. She devoted herself to DAR serving as past chapter regent and holding many offices. She was also active with C.A.R (Children of the American Revolution) for many years. Josephine was a talented drummer since her days at Signal Hill School and marched playing the drum in many local parades throughout her life. She enjoyed reading, researching family genealogy, and travel. She was able to visit numerous countries in her world travels including France, Turkey, Ireland, Romania and Vietnam to name a few. Memorials may be made to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) – Belleville Chapter or C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) Six Mile Prairie Chapter. A Celebration of Josephine’s Life will be planned at a later date.

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Jeannette T. Barks

Jun 16, 1929 - Feb 21, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Jeannette T. Barks, nee Bihss, age 94, of Belleville, IL, born on June 16, 1929, in East St. Louis, IL, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Jeannette was a homemaker. She was a member of Polish American Ladies Society (PALS), Polish National Alliance and Police American War Veterans Auxiliary of Caseyville, IL. Jeannette was a resident at St. Francis Assisted Living at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Barks; her parents, John and Elizabeth, nee Krzymenski Bihss; her sisters, Stella Ratz, Cecelia Kuhlman, and Sabina Syzdek; her brother, Edward Bihss; and her brothers and sisters-in-law. Jeannette is survived by her children, Kenneth (Doris) Barks of Granite City, IL, Raymond (Patricia) Barks of Belleville, IL, and Joan (Terry) Braxmeier of O'Fallon, IL; her grandchildren, Kris (Kathy) Barks, Shawn (Stephanie) Barks and Matthew Braxmeier; and her great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Kenaz, Kolin, Kyler, Tessa and Tristan Barks. Jeannette is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Francis at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for their love and care during Jeannette's stay. Memorials may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church or to Poor Clare Monastery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL. A procession will leave Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Shirley Jean Nye

Mar 27, 1936 - Feb 21, 2024

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Belleville, IL

Shirley Jean Nye, 87, of Keokuk, passed away at 8:10 AM, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at her daughter's home in Belleville, Illinois. Funeral arrangements are pending at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk. To to the family, please

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James Vernor Ellison Jr.

Oct 05, 1947 - Feb 21, 2024

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Belleville, IL

James Vernor Ellison Jr., age 76, of Belleville, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

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James Koderhandt

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Belleville, IL

For 60 years Mr. Koderhandt was the owner and operator of Quality Plating Works, Belleville, IL. He was a graduate of Belleville Township High School and was a sports fanatic. He especially enjoyed baseball, golfing, and the Shamrocks softball team. He was well-known in the metro east area and a friend to many. James was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Mabel, nee Schmidt, Koderhandt; two brothers, George Koderhandt Jr. and Stephen Koderhandt; two sisters, Janet and Carol Koderhandt; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Lillis; and a sister-in-law, Christine Lillis. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Madeline, Nee Lillis, Koderhandt whom he married in 1971; a son, Jason Koderhandt; two grandchildren, Constance and Connor Koderhandt; his siblings, David (Donna) Koderhandt, Christy Koderhandt, Karen (Kurt) Daesch, Patty Rompel; a sister-in-law, Linda Koderhandt; other in-laws, Diane (Bob) DeAngalis, Patsy Lillis, Carol (Dennis) Kussart, Angie Lillis, Paul Lillis, Jolene Lillis; and many dear nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at . Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A celebration of life will follow on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

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