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James Rushing - February 17, 2017

James K. Rushing, 85, of Marissa, IL; born on July 24, 1931 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. Mr. Rushing was an electrician. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. He was a member of the Robert F. Arnold American Legion Post 172; the Sparta Eagles; Communication Workers of America. Jim loved the outdoors and camping. He always enjoyed working on...

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Ervin "Bud" Geralds - February 16, 2017

Ervin Daniel "Bud" Geralds, 71, of Marissa, IL; born on January 21, 1946 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Geralds was a retired coal and copper miner. He was a United States Army Veteran. Bud was an amateur (ham) radio operator. He also volunteered as a dispatcher for the Marissa Ambulance Service. Bud was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents -...

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Oleta Leemon - February 11, 2017

Oleta G. "Teet", nee Wilkie, Leemon, 96, of Marissa, IL; born on August 7, 1920 at 719 South Bess Street in Marissa, IL; passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Mrs. Leemon was a homemaker. Teet was a true Marissa girl, she loved her town and her neighborhood. She also loved her home and liked to garden and make cookies. She was a faithful and lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. For the last fourteen years...

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Joe Church - February 7, 2017

Joe J. Church, 95, of Swansea, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on October 15, 1921 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL. Mr. Church was the owner and operator of Church and Hamilton Insurance Agency and the Marissa Building and Loan. He was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran serving as a navigator and bombardier during both World War II and the Korean War. He also spent 30 years in...

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Kristine Polley - February 7, 2017

Kristine Michelle Polley, nee Boschert, 41, a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, was received into the loving arms of her Savior in the early morning hours of February 7, 2017 after a courageous three and a half year fight against brain cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and parents. Although she lost the battle to glioblastoma, her victory in Christ is secure. Kris was born March 7, 1975,...

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Judy Huggins - February 5, 2017

Judy Dianne, nee Greenwood, Huggins, 73 of Marissa, IL; born on January 11, 1944 in DuQuoin, IL; passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother courageously and bravely completed her journey here on earth and is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Judy was born to Henry and Edith, nee Bauman, Greenwood. On January 24, 1964 she married Norman "Wayne" Huggins. The many years they shared...

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Paul Milam - February 1, 2017

Paul Thomas Milam, 45, of Marissa, IL; born on September 8, 1971 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Marissa, IL. Mr. Milam was a maintenance supervisor for Prairie State Energy Campus. He also worked for many years at Gateway Mine. Paul enjoyed fishing and like riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Jill, nee Hubler, Milam whom he married on May 26, 2001 in Marissa, IL. His children – Krista ...

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Keith Johnson II - January 25, 2017

Keith Allen Johnson II, 43, of Sparta, IL; born on February 12, 1973 in Pinckneyville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. Keith was a coal miner. He was a member of the Sparta Eagles. Keith enjoyed camping and loved hanging out with his friends. He was preceded in death by his mother – Ramona, nee Hahn, Johnson. His brother – Matthew Scott Johnson. He is survived by his father – Keith (Sandra Lumb...

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