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William L. Finkes, Sr. | 88 | Dow

William L. Finkes, Sr., 88, of Dow, passed away on July 29, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, to Lawrence F. and Mary T. (Trager) Finkes in Elsah Township. Bill married Julia “Julie” Fessler on Oct. 17, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was stationed with the U.S.…

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Steven D. Conrad | 58 | Jerseyville

Steven D. Conrad, 58, of Jerseyville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 25, 2022 at his residence. Steve was born in Carrollton, Illinois on Nov. 16, 1963, and was the youngest of five children born to Lewis and Norma (Howland) Conrad. Steve married Cindy (Walz) Conrad on Sept. 29, 1990 and they shared 31 wonderful…

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Thelma Ann Powers | 66 | Otterville

Thelma Ann Powers, 66, of Otterville died at 1:53 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at her residence. She was born on Sept. 8, 1955 in Jerseyville, one of three children born to the late Charles William and Thelma Fay (Schulte) Ross Sr. She married Jeffrey Powers on Feb. 14, 2007 in Saint Louis, Missouri and…

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Gene Frank Randolph | 73 | Dow

Gene Frank Randolph, 73, of Dow, passed away Aug. 1, 2022, at his home after his battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born on Dec. 23, 1948, in Alton to Helen (Randolph) Breitwiser and Paul Cox. He married Virginia Luster on July 24, 1984, in Jerseyville. Gene served our country in the United States Air…

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Jerry Ray Crotchet | 83 | Jerseyville

Jerry Ray (White) Crotchett, 83, of Jerseyville, died on July 12, 2022 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Jerry was born in Shawnee Junction, Illinois on Feb. 28, 1939 to Raymond White and Jerama (Williams) Royster. She worked as a home healthcare provider. Jerry is survived by her children: Kevin Allen, Mark Allen, Kimberly Rice, Tammy…

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Richard ‘Dick’ Wayne Bagent | 84 | Shipman

Richard “Dick” Wayne Bagent, 84, of Shipman, died on Monday, July 25, 2022, at his home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at Anderson Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cremation rites have been accorded and entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral…

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Bernice Embley | 102 | Jerseyville

Bernice Embley, 102, of Jerseyville, passed away on July 19, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on March 11, 1920 in Medora to Howard L. and Nellie G. (Ore) Warner. She married George L. Embley on June 14, 1939 in Medora and together they shared 59 years of marriage. Bernice…

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Alicia Ann Perkinson | 50 | Jerseyville

Alicia Ann Perkinson, 50, of Jerseyville, died at 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at her residence. No services will be held. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville has been entrusted with arrangements. Memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.crawfordfunerals.com

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Karl C. Simon, Jr. | 90 | Jacksonville

Karl C. Simon, Jr., 90, died July 28, 2022 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville, IL. He was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Gilead, IL, Calhoun County, to the late Karl C., Sr. and Rachel (Hagen) Simon. He Married Velma (Kronable) on May 11, 1957 and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1999. They…

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Berry K. ‘Bear’ Booth | 70 | Pittsfield

Berry K. “Bear” Booth, 70 of Pittsfield, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. Graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Nebo Cemetery and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may…

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