Christine Clark

Collinsville |

Christine K. Clark, age 68 of Collinsville, IL passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. 

She was born in East St. Louis, IL on August 11, 1953, to the late Joseph P. Ossola Sr. and Laura Catherine “Kate” (nee Nevinger) Ossola.  She was a 1971 graduate of the former Belleville Academy of Notre Dame High School and attained a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. 

Christine was employed by United States Steel Corporation – Granite City Works as a machine shop planner dedicating over 42 years of service.  She was hard-working and you could find her outside in her yard, gardening, and renovating her home. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville. Christine loved spending time with her grandchildren and going to their activities.  She was deeply loved by her family and will be forever cherished. 

She is survived by her two children:  Paul Schuerbaum of Troy, IL and Greta Gutjahr of Maryville, IL; three grandchildren:  Zachary (Emily) Schuerbaum, Nolan, and Griffin Gutjahr; four brothers:  Ken (Mary Jane) Ossola of Northville, MI, Dan (Susan) Ossola of Hygiene, CO, Joe (Kelly) Ossola of Collinsville, IL, and J.J. (Megan) Ossola of Telluride, CO; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 3 - 6 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL, and 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2022, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 207 Vandalia, Collinsville, IL. 

Funeral mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Father John Beveridge celebrant.  Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Collinsville. 

Memorials may be made in Christine's honor to SS Peter & Paul Catholic School or Siteman Cancer Center and will be received at the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home at 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Obit Provided By:
Barry Wilson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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