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Fae Marsh McWard, 101, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday evening, October 25, 2012 at Heritage Manor in Carlinville.

Fae was born on February 25, 1911 to Elza John and Jane (Knisley) Marsh in Mt. Auburn, IL. Fae was a 1928 graduate of Niantic High School. She married Myron Brown McWard on July 17, 1936 in Covington, IN and he preceded her in death on August 4, 1977.

Fae worked as a nanny in Chicago until she saved enough money to be able to go to nursing school. She then attended and graduated from St. Luke’s school of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. Fae worked as a Registered Nurse for Carlinville Area Hospital, retiring in 1979. She also worked at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Boyd Hospital in Carrollton, as well as St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville. She was a housewife, loving to bake, cook and sew. Fae was also a member of Berea Christian Church in Mt. Auburn.

Fae is survived by her 2 daughters, Elaine Sanders of Carlinville and Annebelle Rees (Walter) of Hayward, WS; 2 sons, William E. McWard of Lake Charles, LA and David M. McWard of Palmyra; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and son-in-law Jow Huyear of Carlinville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron; parents; daughter, Diane Huyear; brother, Wayne Marsh and a sister, Fern Swarms.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Richison officiating. Burial will follow in Hettick Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Carlinville Area Hospital or Hettick Cemetery.

Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the 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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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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