Obituaries

Local obituaries.

Raymond Joseph Bagato

Raymond Joseph Bagato, third child of Auqalino (Eno) and Katherine Tortorici Bagato was born on April 6, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. Ray was raised in the neighborhood known as Little Italy. On June 12,...

Julie Sue Essington

Julie Sue Essington, age 67 of Carlyle, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Mrs. Essington was born in Breese, Illinois on June 19, 1956, a daughter of...

Laverne A. Zurliene

Laverne A. Zurliene, age 81, of Breese and formerly of Beckemeyer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at home with his family by his side. Born on December 9, 1942, in Damiansville,...

Dennis A. Richter

Dennis A. Richter, age 80, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at his home.  He was born March 23, 1944 in Breese, a son of the late Catherine, nee Zurliene, and Theodore...

Charles D. Richison

Charles D. Richison, age 98, of Hoffman peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. He was born on October 2, 1925, in Sims, IL, he led a remarkable life filled with love, kindness, and...

Geraldine R. “Geri” Davinroy

Geraldine R. "Geri" Davinroy, age 84 of Alhambra, IL, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. She was born on Friday, September 8, 1939, in Saint Libory, IL,...

Dennis “Denny” Charles Shaw

Dennis “Denny” Charles Shaw, age 72 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Donnell –...

MaryAnn L. Koch

MaryAnn L. Koch, 90, of Highland, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, June 3, 2024, at Cedarhurst Senior Living, Memory Care, Highland, IL. She was born December 3, 1933, at St. Joseph’s...

Jake “Andy” Hinterser, III

Jake “Andy” Hinterser, III, 61, of Highland, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Friday, June 7, 2024, at his home in Highland, IL. He was born November 5, 1962, in Granite City, IL,...

Betty Lou Mensing

Betty Lou Mensing, age 94, of Breese, and formerly of O’Fallon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Memorial Care Center in Belleville. Born on March 11, 1930, in Beckemeyer, Betty was...