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Death of Dennis Dale Quinn

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Dennis Dale Quinn, 73 of Litchfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 7:04 p.m. at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born on October 10, 1949, a son of Dale Edward and Betty Louise (Randle) Quinn.

Mr. Quinn graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1967. He and the former Andrea Frances Kiers were married on August 28, 1971, at the First Christian Church in Virden. She survives.

Mr. Quinn was employed as a coal miner for Monterey Coal Company in Carlinville. He was also employed on the pipeline during the construction in this area, Tru-Weld, International Paper Company, and the Illinois State Library in the bookbinding department. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and Shoal Creek Muzzle Loaders.

Mr. Quinn enjoyed shooting archery, woodworking, weightlifting, sports and enjoyed listening to music, especially Dave Mason. He was a dedicated grandfather and enjoyed following his grandchildren’s various activities.

In addition to his wife, Andrea, Mr. Quinn is survived by two sons, Jason Quinn of Pontiac and Justin (Keon Conerly) of Champaign; brother, Kelly Quinn of Portland, OR; two sisters, Lois (David) Ziegler and Rebecca (George) Mehochko, all of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Jared Quinn, Jacob Quinn and Keatin Conerly-Quinn; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Quinn was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Edward and Elsie (Hughes) Quinn and Maynard and Evelyn (Corrington) Randle; and his brothers, Randle Quinn and Timothy Quinn.

Memorial services for Mr. Quinn will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2023, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Allen Hughes will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield 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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