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Area Obituaries

Lois Kay Bidwell

Lois Kay Bidwell, 72, of Bunker Hill, passed away at her residence on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 at 9:06 p.m. She was born Aug. 3, 1950. She married Gary L. Bidwell on Feb. 22, 2004 in Hazelwood, MO. She worked in sales. She enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, cooking and being with family.  Lois also loved…

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Gayle Marlene Weichbrodt

  Gayle Marlene Weichbrodt, 76, of Bunker Hill, passed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 at 7:49 p.m. She was born May 15, 1946 in Alton, to Robert Wieseman and Ruth Joyce Wieseman. She married Edward J. Weichbrodt on Aug. 22, 1964 in Bunker Hill. She was a homemaker. Gayle…

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Michael Dean Guthrie

  Michael Dean “Mike” Guthrie, 77 of Carlinville, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2022, at St. John’s Hospital Emergency Room in Springfield. Michael was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, a son of John W. and Reble (Boyd) Guthrie. He married Mary Finley, June 24, 1967 in Sparta. Michael was always proud to…

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Brittany Nicole Elliott

  Brittany Nicole Elliott, 34, of Carlinville, passed Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton. She was born Feb. 8, 1988 to Thomas Elliott and Kathy Riley She is survived by her children, Naveah Jones, Raelynn Elliott, Lance Pitman; sister, Raina Tarver of Carlinville; nieces, Ariana Tarver, Kaylie Tarver of Palmyra; nephews,…

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Jerry Dean Sifford

  Jerry Dean Sifford, 87, of Carlinville, went home to heaven to be with Jesus his Lord and Savior on Nov. 14, 2022. He was born July 31, 1935 to Carmen and Sylvia Sifford in Dudley, MO. He married Ruth Naomi Dover in Poplar Bluff, MO and they were married 70 years. Jerry began his…

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Sarah Margaret Chestnut

  Sarah Margaret Chestnut, 96, of Bunker Hill, passed away at her residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 at 10:40 a.m. She was born April 3, 1926, in Alton, to Bijah Hodge and Anna Catherine Hausman Hodge. She was formerly married to Elmer G. Chestnut and they had four children; daughter, Sarah Jane, sons, Elmer…

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Walter Eugene Byerley

  Walter Eugene Byerley Sr., 91, passed away at his home on Nov. 16, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Walter is survived by his wife of 71 years, Helen Jo Ann Byerley (nee Wayland) whom he married on Aug. 12, 1951, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbia. Walter enlisted in the United…

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Geraldine Ann Wright

  Geraldine Ann Wright, 81, of Benld, passed away at her residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. She was born June 22, 1941, in Carlinville to Charles Michael Norbent and Frances Mary Turigliatto Norbent.  She married Andrew J. Wright on May 21, 1960 in Carlinville.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2005. She…

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Roleen B. Gregory

  Roleen B. Gregory, 94, of Gillespie, passed away at her residence on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at 3:09 p.m. She was born July 28, 1928, in Mt Olive, to Henry Louis Gehner and Bertha Marie Schwing Gehner.  She married Charles A. Gregory Sr. on Aug. 3, 1948 in East Saint Louis, IL.  He preceded…

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Betty Ann Sherman

  Betty Ann Sherman, 70, of Gillespie, passed away at her residence on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at 2:35 p.m. She was born Oct. 18, 1952, in Litchfield, to Lawrence Enrici and Minette Harms Enrici. She married Robert Dale Sherman Sr. on Sept. 16, 1972 in Gillespie.  He preceded her in death on March 28,…

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