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Death of Earl Gene Cathorall

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Earl Gene Cathorall, 79, of Bunker Hill, IL died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 4:30 PM at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Earl was born January 31, 1933 in Shipman, IL to the late Hubert “Mike” Cathorall & Ruby (Landreth) Cathorall.

He worked at Pevely Flour Mill and Home Depot, Edwardsville, IL. He was owner of Carquest Auto Parts Store in Bunker Hill, IL. He also served in the US Navy was a member of Fosterburg Baptist Church after graduating from Alton Senior High School in 1951. After high school, he attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and SIUE.

Earl is survived by sisters: Helen (Spouse, Morris) Manns of Godfrey, IL, Elsie (Spouse, Lloyd) Duty of Woodburn, IL, Roberta (her late spouse, Martin) Godwin of Salem, Arkansas, Carolyn (her late spouse, Bill) Golden of Cocoa, Florida, brothers: Daniel (Spouse, Kay) Cathorall of Pittsfield, IL, Mike (Spouse, Jodie) Cathorall of Alton, IL, Uncle Herman Landreth of Carrollton, IL, aunts: Mary Cathorall, Alice Bland, Mae Landreth, Mary Ann Landreth, numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from Noon until 2:00 PM

The funeral is set to take place Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL. Burial will follow at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, IL. The officiant for the service will be Reverend Don Duty. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to BJC Hospice of Alton, IL or Camp Manitoumi of Low Point, IL.

Special thanks to Mike Cathorall, Judy Knight (niece) and Jackie Webber (homemaker) for all the time and care they gave Earl.

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