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Archie Dean Dierks

DIERKS Archie Dean Dierks, 94, of Marissa, IL; born on March 13, 1927 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his home. Archie owned and operated Colorama TV in Sparta for over forty-five years.  He was a people person that enjoyed going to other...

Rita Kay Walker

WALKER Rita Kay Walker, 79, of Sparta, IL; born on October 20, 1941 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Sparta, IL. Rita worked at Walmart in Sparta for over 20 years before retiring.  She loved her Walmart crew.  Rita had a sweet tooth and enjoyed a...

Maurine Adele (Howie) Van Sant-Smith

Maurine Adele Howie Van Sant Smith Jan 25, 1940 – June 24, 2021 Maurine, 81, passed away peacefully with family by her side in Coulterville, IL, following complications from a fall and a battle with dementia. Maurine attended high school in Sparta Illinois and...

Edward “Leon” May

MAY Edward “Leon” May, 68, of Red Bud, IL; born on November 7, 1952 in Pittsburg, KS; passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Leon was a United States Army Veteran and Treasurer of the Sparta American Legion Post 396.  You...

Lillian Anne York

Lillian Anne York, 89, of Sparta, IL; born on October 11, 1931 in McLeansboro, IL; passed away on June 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Lillian loved riding Harley motorcycles and going on long trips.  She liked to cook different things, reading...

Frances May Wittenborn

WITTENBORN Frances May Wittenborn, 92, of Sparta, IL; born on August 4, 1928 in Evansville, IL; went to meet the Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2021 surrounded by her loving daughters at Cedarhurst in Sparta, IL. Frances went to Red Bud High School in Red Bud, IL.  She...