Death of Walter J. Semplowski Sr.


Walter J. Semplowski Sr., 80, of Gillespie, IL, died at Carlinville Area Hospital, Carlinville, IL on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. He was born on December 19, 1934, in Litchfield, IL to Walter J. Semplowski and Laura (Gerling) Semplowski Zuber. He retired after having being self-employed as an auto service station and ice […]

Death of Kenneth J. Lehr

Kenneth Lehr

Kenneth J. Lehr, 59, of Fidelity died at 2:24 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015, in rural Macoupin County while working as fire chief of the Medora Fire Protection District during an emergency medical call. He was born on July 29, 1955, in Jerseyville, Illinois to Ervin J. and the late Mary Ann (Geers) Lehr. […]

Death of Rebecca “Becky” Lori Brandt

Rebecca Becky Lori Brandt

Rebecca “Becky” Lori Brandt, 37, of Staunton, IL, died in St. Jacob, IL on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:16 p.m. She was born on July 9, 1977, in Alton, IL to Steven Jarman and Maret Weare. She married Joe Brandt on August 25, 2001, in Bunker Hill, IL. She was an assistant project manager […]

Death of Donald L. Huddleston


Donald L. Huddleston, 59, of Mount Olive, IL, died at his residence on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 5:58 a.m. He was born on May 3, 1955, in Litchfield, IL to Bert Huddleston and Viola (Matteson) Huddleston. He married Jolene Rae (Scheller) Huddleston on October 5, 2007, in Edwardsville, IL. He was a farmer and […]

Death of Brenda Lee (Cox) Aydt


Brenda Lee (Cox) Aydt, 61, of Gillespie, IL, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. She was born on July 22, 1953, in Washington, IN to Ollie Cox Sr. and Mary (Willis) Cox. She married Terry Lee Aydt on October 30, 1976, in Litchfield, IL. He preceded […]

Death of Steve Makuh


Steve Makuh, 96, of Benld, IL, died at Heritage Health in Staunton, IL on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. He was born on November 15, 1918, in Perryville, MO to Conrad Makuh and Mary (Chura) Makuh. He was a veteran in the US Army Air Corps after serving during WWII. Steve was also […]

Death of Barbara Sue (Christensen) O’Donnell

Barbara Sue O'Donnell

Barbara Sue (Christensen) O’Donnell, 64, of Gillespie, formerly of Carlinville, passed away Saturday morning, January 31, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Barbara was born on September 30, 1950, to Paul and Marjorie (Dalby) Christensen in Carlinville. She married David Bolton, and after his death later married Lee O’Donnell. He preceded her in […]

Death of Stephen Gerald Korunka


Stephen Gerald Korunka, 63, of Benld, IL, died at his residence on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 6:25 p.m. He was born on March 27, 1951, in Litchfield, IL to Anton Korunka and Fern (Uhlry) Korunka. He married Hope D. (Parish) Korunka on July 13, 1984, in Carlinville, IL. He was a bartender and enjoyed […]

Death of Louis K. Widmar


Louis K. Widmar, 59, of Benld, IL, died at his residence on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9:46 a.m. He was born on November 19, 1955, in St. Louis, MO to Louis Widmar and Jean (Rue) Gallinal. He married Carol Widmar on February 14, 2000, in St Louis, MO. He was a navy veteran and […]

Death of Virginia M. Crabtree


Virginia M. Crabtree, 93, of Gillespie, IL, died at Heritage Health in Gillespie, IL on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 11:10 a.m. She was born on May 24, 1921, in Staunton, IL. She married the late Clyde H. Crabtree. She is survived by her two sons, Jerry (Rosemary) Crabtree of Gillespie, IL, Richard Crabtree of […]