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Death of Clara “Eileen” Morehead

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Clara “Eileen” Morehead, 94, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Morehead, passed from this life to her eternal home with Christ Jesus on Saturday, April 1, 2023. She was born to Clara Eileen Klaus on July 7, 1928, near Carlinville the fifth of six children of Otto and Clara Klaus.

Her life was focused on her faith, family, and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. Eileen and Bill moved many times with his job, living in Peoria, Decatur, and Pekin, Illinois as well as Newton Mearns, Scotland, Waterloo, Belgium, and Vernon, France. Her final move was to Greenville, South Carolina to be near her daughter.

She was a warm, friendly person and made close, lifelong friends wherever she went. She supported both her church and many missionaries. She was very active playing golf into her 80’s and bridge into her 90’s. She was a natural homemaker growing beautiful flowers, cooking for others, and making her house both beautiful and inviting. She was happiest when with her family, especially children and grandchildren.

She and Bill traveled extensively both in the USA and around the world. While her family and friends rejoice that she is now made whole in Heaven, she will be missed here with us.

She is survived by her children, Pat Sang and Mike Morehead (Gail); her grandchildren, Matt Sang, Abby Burba (Greg), Ashley Delahoussaye (Brent), Chris Morehead, Jenn Staback (Ryne) and Jessi Johnson (Charles); and her great-grandchildren, Anna and Lily Burba, Maggie and Lizzie Delahoussaye, Jace and Rylee Staback and Owen and Luke Johnson; as well as a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; three brothers; two sisters; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and many relatives on her husband’s side.

A celebration of life will be held at Rural United Methodist Church, 19789 S. Standard City Road, Carlinville, Illinois 62626, on August 4, 2023, at 11 am.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Christian Horizons: christianhorizonsliving.org or TDavis@CHLiving.org mailto:TDavis@CHLiving.org or Christian Horizons attn Terry Davis, 1999 Wabash Avenue, Suite 201, Springfield, IL 62704 Or to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 West Main ST, Taylors SC 29687 (designate for missions) or at taylorsfbc.org. Go to menu, select “give”, go to MEMORIAL GIFTS, click on “give in memory” button, fill out fields. You will receive a donate link where you can designate missions.

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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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