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Death of Charles Robert “Chuck” Winsel

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Charles Robert “Chuck” Winsel, 88 of Carlinville, passed away on Monday afternoon, January 9, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Charles was born on January 29, 1934, to Robert and Mary (Black) Davis in Woodburn.

On December 24, 1954, he married Marjorie “Tootie” Rainey in Carlinville. Chuck was a miner at Little Dog Coal Mine in Gillespie for several years, then was a union construction laborer for several more years, and retired in 1998 as a custodian for the Carlinville School District. He enjoyed fishing and watching westerns on television.

He and Tootie went dancing almost every Saturday night in Jerseyville. Chuck was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Jerseyville. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family and had a special Jack Russell Terrier named “Jenny” for many years.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie “Tootie” Winsel; two sons, Chuck Winsel of Virden and Mike (Pam) Winsel of Carlinville; daughter, Vicky (Barry) Ray of Carlinville; six grandsons, Chuck (Glennys) Winsel, Robert Lee Winsel, Tyler Summers, John (fiancé, Molly Reiher) Winsel, Joel Winsel, and Jarid Winsel; three granddaughters, Amanda (J.P.) Roberts, Courtney (Brad) McDonald and Lauren Summers; three great-grandsons, Amos McDonald, Brady and Case Roberts; two great-granddaughters, Emma Winsel and Paige Roberts; three brothers, Dale Lee Davis of FL, David Winsel of South Roxanna, IL and Tommy Winsel of Wood River, IL; sister, Barbara McGee of South Roxanna, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. Winsel and Mary Ruth Davis; a brother, Robert Winsel; and a sister, Lola “Odie” Wagner.

There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private Family Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Carlinville, IL, with Rev. Cliff Woodman, officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Nancy Ilene Weller

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Nancy Ilene Weller, 74, of Gillespie, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2:52 pm. She was born June 4, 1949, in Litchfield, to Charles Giller and Margaret Whitman Giller. She married Kenneth Raymond Weller, Sr., on August 17, 1968, in Litchfield. He preceded her in death on December 5, 2011.

She was a caregiver. Nancy loved horses, reading, and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Chester (Katina) Weller of Gillespie, Luke Weller of Gillespie, Spring Weller (spouse, Phillip Benner) of Fowler, IN, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 5 brothers, and sisters.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 4 brothers, and sisters.

No public services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Beverly Kay Brown

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Beverly Kay Brown, 82, of Gillespie, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie, on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 8:45 am. She was born October 4, 1941, in Litchfield, to Mario Meldi and Opal Olston Meldi. She married Bob Brown on October 30, 1976.

She worked for the State of Illinois in title transferring and data processing. Beverly enjoyed reading and was an avid reader of People’s magazine.

She is survived by her spouse, Bob Brown of Gillespie, children, Joell (Sid) Flyte of Edwardsville, Jackie (Larry) Fear of The Villages, FL, Kathy Giesler of Mattoon, Kim (Joe) Brittin of Springfield, Jane (Greg) Hallum of Ishpeming, MI, Lori Brown of Temecula, CA, grandchildren, Breanna Leake, Dominique Flyte, Addie Flyte, Bradley Fear, David Fear, Brad Brittin, Melissa Casad, Amanda Kozak, Jaime Galloway, Jaimee Dobson, Jenny Knight, Emily Nault, Elyssa Gregurash, Erin Baldini, many great-grandchildren, brothers, Ron (Corky) Meldi of Nitro, WV, and sisters-in-law, June Swan and Loni Cloyd. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Jedd Hallum, and brother-in-law, Preston Brown.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to SS Simon and Jude Church. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Darrell Leon Hoffstot

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Darrell Leon Hoffstot, 69, of Gillespie, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was born October 2, 1954, in Granite City, to Willard Lee Hoffstot and Hazel Mae Holloway Hoffstot.

He was retired after having been an assembler for Echlin. Darrell enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and water skiing.

He is survived by his sons, Zachary Hoffstot of Mt. Olive, and Zane Hoffstot of Gillespie, and sisters, Sandra Elledge of Litchfield, and Peggy (Joseph) Fischer. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Victor Hoffstot.

No public services will be held. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.

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