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Death of George Wilber Strohmeier

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StrohmeierGeorge Wilber Strohmeier, 84, of Bunker Hill, IL, went to be with the Lord at 3:14 pm Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL with his family at his side.  He was born on September 11, 1928, in Edwardsville, IL to the late Herman & Edna (Dustman) Strohmeier.  George married the love of his life, Sally Ann (File) on August 6, 1950, Bethalto, IL.

George was a self-employed farmer, loved to dance, play cards, and spend time with his family.  He served on the school board for many years and was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Bunker Hill, IL.  He served on many church boards and sang in the choir.

In 2008, he was elected Deacon Emeritus.  He served as a surveyor in the Army for 2 years and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the American Legion for 50 years, serving as Chaplain for many of those years.

He is survived by his wife Sally, 4 children, Georgann (James) Morgando of Hillsboro, IL, Keith (Tana) Strohmeier of Bunker Hill, IL, Richard (Sheri) Strohmeier of Bunker Hill, IL, Beth (Roger) Scroggins of Indianapolis, IN, 11 grandchildren, Deric Morgando, Jeremy Strohmeier, Nicole Stephens, Stephanie Heiens, Erin Scroggins, Colten Strohmeier, Kathryn Scroggins, Sydney Anderson, Spencer Strohmeier, Savannah Strohmeier, Skylar Strohmeier, 3 step grandchildren, Tony Harrison, Brandie Turner, Dustin Feezel, 13 great grandchildren, sister, Dorothy Meyer of Staunton, IL, brother, Lester Strohmeier of Edwardsville, IL, several nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, great great nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his grandson, James Patrick Morgando II, sisters, Laura Schmidt, Estella Strohmeier & brother, Elmer Strohmeier.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at First Congregational Church, Bunker Hill, IL from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at First Congregational Church, Bunker Hill, IL with Rev. Jeremy Wood officiating.  Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, IL.  Memorials suggested to First Congregational Church of Bunker Hill, IL.

Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL 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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