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Area Obituaries

Mary L. Crites

Mary L. Crites, 81, of Springfield, died at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, in Sherman, IL. Mary was born January 23, 1941, in Pyletown, MO, the daughter of Floyd and Dorlus Snider Moore.  She married Roger Crites on January 21, 1960, in Dexter, MO; he preceded her in death in 1988. Mary graduated…

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Jim L. Smith

Jim L. “Jungle” Smith 83, of Centralia passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at his home. He was born April 5, 1939, in Centralia, the son of Ernest E. Smith and Grace (Timmons) Smith. He married Shirley (Snider) Smith, September 1957, they were married 42 years before they divorced, but have remained close throughout the…

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Sheryl Lynn Zienta

Ms. Sheryl Lynn Zienta of Ashley, Il departed this life at the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 4:23 P.M.  She had attained the age of 56 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Sheryl was born on June 25, 1966, in Centralia, IL, the daughter of…

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Robert Landers

  Mr. Robert W. Landers, Sr. of Nashville, IL, departed this life surrounded by loving family at his daughter’s residence in Nashville on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 11:31 A.M.  He had attained the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 6 days. Mr. Landers was born on February 21, 1956, in St. Louis, MO,…

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Walter J. Lukas

    Walter Joseph Lukasik, age 81, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 after a long illness. He was born to John and Cecilia (Gezella) Lukasik in St. Louis on October 3, 1940. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie (Oge), his parents, and a niece. He is survived by his 3…

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Alma A. Muenter

  Alma Anna Muenter, 95 of Hoyleton, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.  She was born on July 23, 1927 in Hoyleton, the daughter of Gustav and Anna Reinkensmeier Rommelmann. She was united in marriage to Alden H. Muenter on September 16, 1951…

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Florence K. Seibert

  Florence K. Seibert, 103, died Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau MO.   Florence was born August 29, 1919, the eldest of five daughters to, John R. and Elizabeth K. Ellermeyer, in Washington County, Il. She graduated from Ashley High School in 1939 and went on to graduate from Brown’s…

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Michael R. Kozusek

Michael R Kozuszek died peacefully on August 30th, 2022 after enduring a battle with stomach cancer.     Mike was born on October 16th, 1947 in Jennings, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father Michael B and his mother Clara (nee Pelczynski), his brother James P and Ronald. He is survived by his…

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Phyllis E. Mitchell

  Phyllis E. Mitchell, age 91, of Ashley, Illinois, formerly of Richview, Illinois, passed away at 8:38 A.M. on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at GreenTree Memory Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born on September 16, 1930, at her home in Richview, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas and Carrie (Randell) Russell. She married Donald E. Mitchell on…

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Alphonse Lamczik

  Mr. Alphonse Lamczik of DuBois, IL, departed this life at Centralia Manor in Centralia, IL on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 5:22 A.M. He had attained the age of 88 years and 9 days. Alphonse was born on August 17, 1934, in DuBois, IL, the son of Peter and Mary (Kuberski) Lamczik. Alphonse was a…

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