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Johnathan M. Barrale

Johnathan M. Barrale
Johnathan M. Barrale, known to many as Johnny B, formerly of St. Louis, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by his wife and family in New Athens, IL at the age of 59 from a 3-year battle with cancer.  He is survived and missed by his loving wife, Sheila (Burk) Barrale.  He will be forever cherished and remembered by his daughter Jessica (Jordan) Prestidge, son, Jonathan (Jenny) Barr, and plus son Cody (Jena) Badgett.  He will be missed by his Grandchildren Emma and Nolan Prestidge, Ellie Badgett, Jadie, Jemma, and Jaxon Barr.  He was the beloved brother to Ross (Rhonda) Barrale, Rosie (John) Martin, Sandy Lener, Sue (Greg) Staat, Joe (Jeff) Barrale, and Ralph Barrale and dear brother-in-law to Lynn Barrale, Mike & Jane Hopkins, Mark & Rhonda Burk, Bruce & Dr Ellen Burk, Elaine Miller, and Mike & Kathy Katz and loved Father-in-law James Burk.  He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Francis Barrale, his children Heather Baker, Jonathon Barrale and plus-daughter Elysia Badgett, brothers Vincent Barrale, Patrick Barrale, and sister Sherry Waddle, brothers-in-law Gene Lener, Brad Waddle, Bob Miller, and Mother-in-Law Joan Burk.
John was a union painter prior to retiring.  He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Grandchildren, family, and friends.  He loved golfing, camping, and attending Blues games.  He loved to give back to the homeless and help out on food drives whenever he could.  John could make friends with anyone he met throughout his life.
He will be remembered for all the love he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them and if you knew him, you knew it. His loving spirit and kind heart left an impression wherever he went.
There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed we are to our family, friends, and neighbors. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the Chesterfield St. Lukes Staff:  Sr. Chaplain Renita Heinzl, Dr. Jason Edwards, Dr. Jill Oberle, Dr. Christian Sikorski, and Dr. Joseph Sokhn along with the entire Cancer Infusion Staff for their compassion and care.
You will forever be a part of me.  You will live on, inside the sanctuary of my heart for all eternity.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In his memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Serving our Streets (SOS) or any charity of your choice.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. Darlene Rausch says:

    Sheila, we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely Bryan and Darlene

  2. Cheryl luttrell says:

    I wish that I could have known him. I look at your pictures of you and him, I can see how much he loved you and he made you very happy. Keeping you in my prayers. Love you cuz.

  3. Georgia Hutchinson says:

    Ross and Ralph,
    So sorry to hear about your brother. You guys have had a tough year. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Think of you both often. ❤️❤️
    Georgia

  4. Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Sheila: You have my sincerest condolences. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

  5. Mark Stehl says:

    Sheila so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless ??

  6. Doranna Kaiser says:

    Sheila our hearts go out to you at time. We are just heartbroken ?,just know you and your family are in our prayers.

  7. LarryMary says:

    Sheila
    I am just heartbroken to hear this news. We are thinking of you during these difficult times. We wish you healing and peace. Love and God Bless. Larry and Mary Jo

  8. Bobbie Ehret says:

    Johnny B. will always have a special place in my heart and memories. He was an inspiration and special light in the darkness for many. Thoughts, prayers and hugs for his family and friends, as all that knew him, were sad to see him go. But we all know he will sparkle forever in the heavenly light. He definitely earned his wings! Fly high Johnny B.

  9. aunt Janet says:

    I am Shelia’s aunt. It was an honor to know John. He was loved soon as I met him and he returned that love with hugs soon as he saw you.May you rent in peace in Jesus’s arms..

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  1. I am Shelia’s aunt. It was an honor to know John. He was loved soon as I met him and he returned that love with hugs soon as he saw you.May you rent in peace in Jesus’s arms..

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  2. Johnny B. will always have a special place in my heart and memories. He was an inspiration and special light in the darkness for many. Thoughts, prayers and hugs for his family and friends, as all that knew him, were sad to see him go. But we all know he will sparkle forever in the heavenly light. He definitely earned his wings! Fly high Johnny B.

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  3. Sheila
    I am just heartbroken to hear this news. We are thinking of you during these difficult times. We wish you healing and peace. Love and God Bless. Larry and Mary Jo

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  4. Sheila our hearts go out to you at time. We are just heartbroken ?,just know you and your family are in our prayers.

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  5. Sheila so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless ??

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  6. Sheila: You have my sincerest condolences. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

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  7. Ross and Ralph,
    So sorry to hear about your brother. You guys have had a tough year. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Think of you both often. ❤️❤️
    Georgia

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  8. I wish that I could have known him. I look at your pictures of you and him, I can see how much he loved you and he made you very happy. Keeping you in my prayers. Love you cuz.

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  9. Sheila, we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely Bryan and Darlene

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