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Death of David Allen Zimmerman

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David Allen Zimmerman, 54 of Bunker Hill, passed away at Anderson Hospital, Maryville on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 12:35 pm. He was born on January 31, 1969, in Alton to Duane Zimmerman and Joan Burt Zimmerman. 

He married Stephanie Lahey on June 17, 1989, in Fosterburg, IL. He was an electrician where he completed warehouse maintenance. He was a member and shop steward of Local 649 IBEW. David was a member of the Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire Department Association. He was an avid hunter of boar hunting and whitetail bucks. He enjoyed fishing, four wheeling and was a jack of all trades. 

He is survived by his parents, Duane and Susan Zimmerman of Brighton; spouse, Stephanie Zimmerman of Bunker Hill; children, Jake (Leah) Zimmerman of Jerseyville and Tiffany (Andrew) McCurdy of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Mason McCurdy, Lincoln Zimmerman, Huxley McCurdy, Charlotte “Charli” Zimmerman, and Baby McCurdy who he was expecting; sister, Vickie (Marv) Miller of Houston, TX; brother, Brian (Lee Ann) Biggs of Fosterburg; sister, Amy (Ben) Richey of Medora; and Special Aunte, Dee Burner Burt. 

David was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Burt Zimmerman; mother in Law, Judith “Nana” Lahey Otto; brother-in-law, Timothy Byron Lahey; nephew, Samuel Biggs; uncle, Chuck Burt; best friends, Matthew Card and Kenneth “Kenny” Ziegler; and special friend, Jared James O’Dell. 

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill from 2:00 until 6:00 pm. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home. 

Following the service, there will be food and a celebration of life at Red’s Tavern, Bunker Hill.  Memorials are suggested to Headstrong Countryboy David Zimmerman Fund. This fund will support awareness for FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia), PPA (Primary Progressive Aphasia) and FTD/ALS (Motor Neuron Disease). 

The motto is I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WILLIN’ TO FIGHT FIND HELP SHARE HOPE. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the 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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