Anna Tourville

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Anna Louise Tourville, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born March 24, 1937, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, March 25, 2022, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Anna worked as a manager in a major retail chain early in her life, until she decided to devote her entire time to her family. She was a completely all-in engaged wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Even as Anna aged, she was involved in her grandson’s life and became known to many kids in the Freeburg area as “Naw”.  Her love and ability to light up a room carried through her life.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, William L. Tourville, whom she married on December 17, 1960; her parents; a sister, Margaret Knecht; and a brother, Bobby Joe.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Patty (John) Slocomb of Freeburg, IL; her devoted grandson, Steffan Slocomb and his girlfriend Heather Gain of Freeburg, IL; two sisters, Mary Lee Hooper and Kim Merchant of Collinsville, IL; three brothers, Tom (Kathy) Voyles of Greenville, David (Barbara) of Wayne City, and James Voyles of Alton; countless nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

We are grateful for the time that Anna was ours as a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend.

Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Care Center Activity Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private family memorial services will be held.

Anna will be laid to rest at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, next to her beloved Bill.



3 Comments on Anna Tourville

Michelle (Shelly) Otero said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2022 at 3:39 PM

Dearest Patti and family, Please know how deeply sorry we are to hear of your mother’s passing. She was truly such a kind and beautiful soul and will be missed tremendously. I will always remember her sweet soft spoken voice and her gentle hugs. I know that you were the apple of your parent’s eyes and their entire world. Please know we are thinking and praying for you and your family now and in the difficult days ahead. May you forever hold onto all the beautiful memories of your parents and your childhood and I know their impression is stamped permanently in your heart. God’s blessings to you all. May your sweet mother Rest In Peace and in the arms of Jesus. Deepest sympathy, The Carlos Otero family (Shelly Butler Otero)

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Lynn Oppelt said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2022 at 8:25 AM

Dear Patty and Family, Thinking of you and your beautiful Mom, Patty. I know how much you love and cherish your parents and my hope is knowing they are together will provide you comfort. Love, Lynn

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Bob Barber said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM

My deepest condolences to Patty, John, Steffan, and Family, on the death of Ann. She was a wonderful Lady and will be missed by all who loved her. I will always remember the last time I saw she and Bill when they visited with me in Columbia. Please take comfort in knowing she and Bill are together again in the Arms of Jesus. God Bless each of you and know you will be in my thoughts and Prayers. Love, Cousin Bob

  • Columbia
  • Illinois 62236

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