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Death of Dale Philip Hull

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Dale Philip Hull, 78, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, at 12:15 p.m. in Litchfield. Dale was born in Quincy, Illinois on August 19, 1944. 

He graduated from Quincy High School with the class of 1962 then moved to Litchfield with his family in January 1963. Dale and the former Pamela M. Taylor were married on June 14, 1975, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She survives.

He was employed by the City of Litchfield retiring in 2007 after 32 years. At retirement, he was CSO supervisor. Dale was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed raising rabbits, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, putting in a nice garden, and hosting the family wiener roasts. He was an avid Harley-Davidson fan and greatly enjoyed riding them in his younger years. Dale’s ultimate goal in life was to take care of his family and “grand-dogs”.

In addition to his wife, Pam, Dale is survived by a daughter, Kate (James Banister) Hull of Litchfield; two brothers, Billy (Georgia) Hull of Litchfield and Larry (Janet) Hull of Atwater, IL; brother-in-law, David (Mary Beth) Taylor of Litchfield; and sister, Linda (Kenneth) Felsman of Savoy, IL.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Laurence and Darlene Hull and Omega Moody; his son, Philip David Hull; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Oscar David and Wilma Joyce Taylor; nephews, Matthew Hull, Jordan Hull and Daniel Gurley; brother, Jack Hull; a brother-in-law Wade Norman; and a sister, Judith Stroup.

Funeral services for Dale will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Rev. Fred Kraemer will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.

Memorials may be made to Montgomery County PAWS Care or to Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

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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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