William A. “Hector” Benhoff
William A. “Hector” Benhoff, age 80, of Breese, passed away Thursday, January 9 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. A funeral mass will be today at 11:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be at a later date in the St. Dominic and St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call today from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Augustine’s Church, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkinson’s Research, or the Clinton County Humane Society. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Benhoff was born February 2, 1933 in St. Louis, MO to Casper and Nellie (Lincoln) Benhoff: they preceded him in death.
He married Dolores Johnson-Schulte on November 19, 1977 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese and she survives in Breese.
Also surviving is a daughter, Peggy (Carl) Thole of Breese and a son, Michael (Vicki) Schulte of Breese; 3 granddaughters, Kimberly (friend Randy Vandever) Thole, Becki (Ron) Foster, and Kelli Schulte; 3 step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Noreen (John) Doherty of St. Paul, MN; and 4 nieces.
Hector retired as a truck driver after 37 years from Granite City Steel.
Member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese, American Legion Post 252 in Breese, Centralia Elks Club, United Steel Workers Local 30, and was a former Democratic Precinct Committeeman.
Thomas H. Stewart
Thomas H. Stewart, age 62, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, January 8 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. A memorial service will be tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
He was born February 08, 1951, in Bloomington, IL, the son of Thomas E. and Norma Eileen (nee Walker) Stewart.
Thomas was born in Bloomington, IL and lived in Hayworth until moving to Highland in 1954. He was a 1969 graduate of Highland High School and was active in Community Theater in IL and MO including Clinton County Show Case. He enjoyed visiting Flea Markets and Interior Decorating. He had worked at St. John Mercy Hospital for 7 years, St. Mary's Hospital 8 years, St. Joseph Hospital in Highland 3 years, and Edwardsville High School, retiring in 2009. His family had attended First Congregational Church in Highland. He loved his grandchildren very much.
Survivors include :
Son - Kevin T. (Heather) Stewart, Alhambra, IL
Life Partner - Henry L. "Hank" Crider, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild - Katelyn R. Stewart, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild - Gavin T. Stewart, Alhambra, IL
Former Wife - Mary B. Mollett married 8/19/76 - divorced 1984, Greenville, IL
Sister - Linda M. (Victor"Vic") Kahn, Granite City, IL
Nieces - Three .
Great Nephews and Nieces - Five .
Great Great Nieces & Nephews - Three .
Life Partner's Daughter - Nicole D. (Partner Eddie Castanda) Crider, Indianapolis, IN
Life Partner's Daughter - Renae E. (Mark) Willis, Indianapolis, IN
Life Partner's Grandchild - Seven with an Eighth anticipated 2/1/2014
He was preceded in death by
Father - Thomas E. Stewart died 10/21//1995
Mother - Norma E. Stewart nee Walker died 5/26/2012
John B. Colvin, Sr.
John B. Colvin, Sr., age 63, of Trenton, passed away Friday, January 10 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Stress Management Strategies.
Mr. Colvin was born April 12, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to Doris (Buff) and Harry Colvin, Sr.; they preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, John B. Colvin, Jr.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Sylvia (Litteken) Rakers; and a niece, Charity Peek.
He married Elaine Rakers on October 7, 1972 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Trenton, and she survives in Trenton.
Also surviving are his daughters, Leah Colvin of Trenton, Jessica (Mike) Glielmi of St. Louis, MO, and Emily (friend Theo Odom) Colvin of Trenton; a brother, Harry (Marty) Colvin, Jr. of Farmington, MO; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bonnie (friend Rob Mclean) Weinacht of Highland, Paula (Dale) Peek of Aviston, Jane (Marvin) Hollenkamp of Aviston, and Joan (Jay) Blair of Manito, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was a Telecommunications Specialist for Centene in St. Louis, MO.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Trenton, Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932, and at a younger age obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Carol A. Greek
Carol A. Greek, age 71, of north of Greenville, passed away Monday, January 6, at her home. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at Buck Road Cemetery on Rt. 162 in Maryville. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or Shriner’s Hospital. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Ann, the daughter of William and Marie Perry Carvelot, was born February 1, 1942 in Granite City, Illinois. She was raised in Glen Carbon, Illinois and Collinsville where she graduated from Collinsville High School with the class of 1960. Carol was a receptionist for a doctor's office and for 25 years the postmaster in Donnellson, Illinois. She retired in 1997.
Carol and Michael Dale Greek were united in marriage on September 21, 1963 in Collinsville.
She is survived by her husband, sister Rosemary May of Collinsville and brother William Carvelot of Caseyville. Carol was preceded in death by her parents.
Paul M. Capelle
Paul M. Capelle, age 87 of Highland, passed away Thursday, January 9th at St. Josephs hospital in Highland. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 87 year old Paul M. Capelle will be Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Monday from 8:00-9:30 AM at Meridith funeral home in Highland. Memorials are suggested in the form of masses, St. Joseph’s Hospital or the Highland VFW.
Melvin Owens, age 87 of Reno, passed away Thursday, January 2nd. A visitation for 87 year old Melvin Owens will be Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Perfetti Funeral home in Sorento. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.
John A. Snider
John A. Snider, age 82, of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, January 12, at Fayette County Hospital. Graveside funeral services for 82 year-old John A. Snider, will be Tuesday, January 14, at noon, at Mulberry Grove Cemetery with flag folding by American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove. Friends may call Tuesday, from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Research or the donor’s choice.
John Alvin Snider, the son of John William Snider and Iona Kay Traylor Snider, was born on December 18, 1931 in New Douglas, Illinois. John was raised in Glen carbon and Coffeen. Early in life John worked construction. He then answered his country's call by joining the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
John and Barbara Ellen Bunton were united in marriage on October 10, 1953 in Hillsboro and have enjoyed over 60 years together. Barbara survives as do three of their four children: T. Marie (Wayne) Lunsford of Granite City, IL, D. J. (D. Mike) Wemple of Ramsey, IL, Clifford W. (Cheryl) Snider of rural Vandalia, 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Ora Mae Hatcher of Hillsboro, and twin brothers Cloyde (Alma) Snider of Donnellson, and Claude (Barbara) Snider of Fillmore.
John is preceded in death by his parents, his son John A. Snider in an auto accident in 1970, sister Lila King-Warren, one granddaughter Amy, and a son-in-law John Mitchell.
John and his wife Barbara lived in Granite City for 15 years moving to the farm in rural Mulberry Grove in 1969. John attended Bailey Tech in St. Louis in Diesel and Gas Engine service and worked construction for over 40 years. He became a Brick layer for many of those years. John farmed his farm alongside working since moving from Granite City.
John is a former member of the Granite City American Legion and a member of Brick layers Union Labor Local # 65 of Granite City which is now Local # 8 of Champaign.
Jean M. Butcher
Jean M. Butcher, age 72, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, January 12 at Alhambra Care Center. Funeral arrangements for 72-year-old Jean M. Butcher are incomplete with the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
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