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Death of Donald R. Clark

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Donald R. Clark, 88, of Gillespie, IL died Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm at Hillsboro Health Care Center in Hillsboro, IL. Donald was born July 25, 1923 in Gillespie, IL to Archie Clark and Amelia (Elhart) Clark.

He married Flora (Green) Clark on May 24, 1947 in Gillespie, IL. He was a retired truck driver for Shell Oil Co. and previously a coal miner. He was a member of the Gillespie Lions Club, the United Methodist Church of Gillespie, Teamsters Local 525, and a former member of the Progressive Mineworker Union.

Donald is survived by his spouse: Flo Clark of Gillespie, IL, son: Donald Clark, Jr. (Paula) of Staunton, IL, daughters: Elaine Hailstone (Mike) of Gillespie, IL, Patty Tiburzi (Jim) of Sawyerville, IL, grandchildren: Amy Hailstone, Christopher Hailstone, Stephanie Tritsch, Craig Tiburzi, Tara Blankenship, Whitney Curtis, and 8 great grandchildren.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter: Randi Clark, brother:Charles Clark, and sisters: Geraldine Greeling, Pauline Miller, Delores Clark in infancy.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 10:00 am until noon.

The funeral is set to take place Saturday, February 18, 2012 at noon at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL. Burial will follow at Gillespie City Cemetery in Gillespie, IL. The service will be ministered by Pastor Steve Friese. The family suggests memorials be made out to United Methodist Church of Gillespie.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL 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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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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