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Death of Harriet Rose Rowbotham

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Harriet Rose Rowbotham, 92 of Staunton, passed away in Staunton on Saturday, May 21, 2022. She was born on August 18, 1929, in Port Huron, MI, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Marguarite (Wilson) Glaab. She married Floyd M. “Bud” Rowbotham on June 19, 1948. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before he passed away on April 8, 2020.

She was employed as a customer service rep for Sears, also as a Secretary for Northern High School in Port Huron, Michigan, and as a secretary for the Director of Nursing at Palmyra Park Hospital and Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, GA.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Staunton. She graduated from St. Stephens High School in Port Huron, Michigan in 1947. Harriet loved crocheting, painting their wood-working projects, crossword puzzles, and line dancing.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan (Bill) Miller of Staunton; son, Steven (Sue) Rowbotham of Bogart, Georgia; five grandchildren, Becky (Corey) Painter, Billy (Tabitha) Miller, Kamela Rowbotham, Derek (Reena) Rowbotham, and Lucy Winn Fuller; 10 great grandchildren, Ashleigh Painter, Zachary Painter, Megan Miller, Cadence Miller, Halle Miller, Gatlyn Miller, Ayden Rowbotham, Amelia Rowbotham, Emily Barr, and Abigail Fuller; a great-great-grandchild due in August; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Scott Rowbotham; grandson, Jonathan Jay Rowbotham; two sisters, Eunice Ernst and Betty Byington; and one brother, Wilson Glaab.

Private graveside services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton with Rev. Nancy Hubert officiating. Memorials are suggested to either First United Methodist Church of Staunton or to The Special Olympics. Williamson Funeral Home 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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