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Death of Beatrice “Bea” Ann Watson

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Beatrice “Bea” Ann Watson, 90 of Carlinville, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, MO. Bea was born on June 28, 1933, in Carlinville a daughter of Frank Joseph and Mamie (Reznicek) Boente.

She graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1950. Bea later married Samuel Watson on July 2, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlinville. Bea was retired from Blackburn College. She loved to put together puzzles, sew, go to the “boat”, watch the Cardinals, and play dominoes with Gene and Caryn.

She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. On Saturday mornings, she enjoyed her special time with her nephew, Jim. Her wonderful laugh and attitude towards life will be greatly missed.

Bea is survived by her son, Gene (Caryn) Watson of St. Charles, MO; grandson, Alex Watson; granddaughter, Samantha Watson; great-grandchildren, Camden, Colton, Cash and Athena; and several nieces and nephews.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Watson; sisters, Evelyn Rosentreter and Genevieve Godar; and brother, Edward Boente.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Carlinville. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:00 am at the Church after visitation with Rev. Joe Koyickal officiating. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery next to her husband Sam.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Gloria E. Frey

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Gloria E. Frey, 73 of Staunton, passed away at 12:40 PM on Friday, June 7, 2024, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. She was born December 23, 1950, the daughter of the late Will Henry and Jessie (Campbell) Frey.  

She had resided at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra for the past 12 years.

Gloria is survived by two sisters-in-law, Karen Frey of Staunton and Jane Frey of Elk Grove Village, IL, and five nieces and nephews, Kim Knoche, Joan Arrington, James Frey, Michael Frey, and Matthew Frey. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Robert Frey, and one niece, Melissa Frey.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 1:30 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Glenda F. “Dado” Hester

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Glenda F. “Dado” Hester, 88 of Bunker Hill, died at Villa Rose Senior Living Community, Bethalto on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.  She was born December 14, 1935, in Trenton, KY to Henry Clay Green and Florence O. Armstrong Green.  

She married Royce H. Hester on May 17, 1959, in Trenton, KY.  He preceded her in death on July 17, 2020.  She was a homemaker.  Glenda was a member of the Country Bible Church.  

She is survived by her children, Melinda (Jeffrey) Bertels of Dorsey, Michael (Laurie) Hester of Bunker Hill, and Millie Hausman of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Ashley (Clayton) Gill, Jordan Bertels, Shelby Hausman, Alec (fiancée, Katie Hartsock) Hester, Clay Hausman, and Paige Hester; and great-grandchildren, Jack Wilcox and Vivien Wilcox.  

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; sister, Juanita Price; and son in law, Matt Hausman.  

Friends may call on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Funeral services are Monday, June 10, 2024, at 12:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Ronald Hopper

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Ronald Hopper, 71 of Springfield, died in Springfield on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 8:05 am. He was born on July 19, 1952, in Jacksonville to Freeman Headen Hopper and Bernice Robertine Ranson. He married Yvonne Sorbie on July 14, 1990, in Springfield.  

Ronald was a 1970 graduate of Jacksonville High School. He was retired after having been a mechanic. Ronald enjoyed long-distance running and fishing.  

He is survived by his spouse, Yvonne Hopper of Springfield; children, Christy (Shawn) Shafer of Camby, IN and Nicholas Hopper of Boulder, CO; grandchildren, Elandra, Addison, and Ava, all of Indiana; sister, Cindy Lou (Rex) Gauges of Winchester; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Hopper.  

No public services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to donor’s choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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