November 1, 2023

Gwen Lucille Berutti, 94, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Carlinville Rehab Center in Carlinville on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. She was born March 1, 1929, in Gillespie, to John L. Burnett and Milda Ann Gassmann Burnett. She married William R. "Bill" Berutti on Nov. 2, 1949, at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2020.

She was retired after having taught English in Roxana and Mt. Olive. She was also a pianist and vocalist for the Bill Berutti Combo. Gwen graduated from Gillespie High School, SIUE where she got her undergraduate degree in English, SIUC where...

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