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Death of Denise Durr

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Denise Durr, beloved wife, sister, mother, aunt, cousin, and friend born on December 22, 1959, passed on from this world on Sunday, August 14, 2022, peacefully in her home in Dorchester.

She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Virginia Martin-Schmidt; her fathers, John Tisdale and Bill Schmidt; sister Patricia Tisdale-Dunahee; brother, Robert Martin; nephew, Jason Hensler; and niece, Michelle Schmidt. 

Surviving are her husband Henry Lee Durr; sister, Jaime Ponder; brothers, Douglas Schmidt, Larry Schmidt, and Lee Jay Martin; her children and grandchildren, daughters Jodi Limper, Virginia Lugge, and Bobbie McCloud and sons Brandon Durr and Samuel Durr; grandchildren, Hannah Chopwiskyj, Jeren Chopwiskyj, Ransom Lugge, Rallye Lugge, Madison McCloud, Delia Sybert, Addison Durr, Jake Durr, and Paisley Durr. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Chris Martin, Danielle Hudson, Timothy Dunahee, Richard Ponder, Aaron Ponder, Jennifer Martin, Kathryn Martin, Cindie Schmidt, and Maggie Schmidt.

Her family is deep and wide, and not everyone can fit into this simple publication, but we acknowledge and appreciate the love for Denise by her in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews along with several dear friends.

Those that knew Denise, knew her heart was always looking for an opportunity to act. She was constantly seeking the perfect gift for a friend, or looking for a way to give back to those around her. Whether through working on grants and donations for communities such as the Summerfield Park, arranging poker runs and fundraisers for various motorcycle clubs and causes, or simply working to improve and benefit her beloved Lake Gillespie.

She was driven. She was fierce and fiery when it came to her rights and politics, not afraid to speak up for what she thought was right. She was raised Catholic and held her faith in daily devotions and within these various acts of service. More than anything, in recent years, she developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors and Lake Gillespie, often calling her cabin her “place for peace” and made many fond memories with very special friends. 

A celebration of life event will be held at Runway Lounge, 314 W Bethalto Dr, in Bethalto on August 20th at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., please come share your memories and stories.  Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge.

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Death of Ricky Dale Goldman

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Ricky Dale Goldman, 70 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:05 am. He was born on August 27, 1953, in Aurora, IL to Dale Goldman and Jean Castner Goldman. He married Karen S. Graham Goldman on February 21, 1988, in Las Vegas, NV.  

He was a truck driver. Ricky grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, and to DJ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Goldman of Dorchester; children, Megan Mitchell of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Skyler (Amber) Goldman of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Adelaide Goldman; siblings, Susan Fuertges of Clermont, FL, Cary (Trudie) Goldman of Plano, IL, and Randy (Ursula) Goldman of Serena, IL; and mother in law, Ruth (George) Vincent of Wilsonville.  

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Arthur Graham.  

Friends may call on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center or Glioblastoma Foundation. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of George Perry Harbaugh

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George Perry Harbaugh, 84 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:35 am.  He was born on May 23, 1940, in Hettick to John Lester Harbaugh and Iva Mae Clark Harbaugh.  

He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on January 5, 1962, in Appleton, WI.  He was an ag mechanic for Heyen’s Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a chainer and in the maintenance department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the Fosterburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering with everything.  

He is survived by his spouse, Darlene Harbaugh of Dorchester; children, Chris (Barbara) Harbaugh of Gillespie and Russell Harbaugh of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Black, Elmer Harbaugh, David Harbaugh, and Shirley Lee.  

George was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Byron K. Harbaugh and Kenny Harbaugh; and siblings, Charles Harbaugh, Carl Harbaugh, Louise Fry, Ernest Harbaugh, Dale Harbaugh, and Wayne Harbaugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Forsterburg Baptist Church at 11 am with a meal to follow. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Denny (McAfoos) Turner

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Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88 of Bunker Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 11:26 pm.  She was born on January 19, 1936, in Alton to Herbert McAfoos and Lucille Cole McAfoos.  

She graduated from Alton High School in January of 1955 and married Cecil M. Turner on March 12, 1955, in Alton. They just celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary. Not only was she a wonderful wife to Cecil, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  

Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ as her lord and savior. She spent many years in child evangelism, teaching children the path to becoming a Christian.  

She is survived by her spouse, Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill; children, Carey (Mike Tomlanovich) Eveans of Englewood, FL and Tabitha (Jim) Golike of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lauren (Tom) Miller of Godfrey; brother, Wendell (Sue) McAfoos of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Denny was preceded in death by her parents; children, Cole Turner and Kim Turner; grandson, Cole Brandon Turner; sister, Sue LaMarsh; and brothers, Ollie McAfoos, Dwight McAfoos, Bill McAfoos, Stan McAfoos and Allen McAfoos.

 Friends may call on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home Bunker Hill from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn.  

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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