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Death of Irene Painter

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Regina Irene Painter, 92, of Litchfield, passed away at the home of Kevin Painter and his wife Doreka, on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 3:09 pm. Born December 10, 1930, the daughter of Frederick and Bertha (Taylor) Andres.

She was a graduate of Litchfield Community High School, Class of 1948. She married Maynard Sterling “Wimpy” Painter on June 13, 1953, at the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield. Mr. Painter passed away February 27, 2010.

Mrs. Painter was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield and loved attending church and church activities. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Women, the church choir, and taught Sunday school for several years. Mrs. Painter was a Brownie Troop Leader for several years with the Girl Scouts, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was employed for a few years at Brubaker Motors. She loved traveling with her husband and family, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends.

Surviving are her son, Kevin (Doreka) Painter, and her daughter Dawn (Larry) Pezold, of Litchfield, eleven grandchildren; Levi (Sheizel) Painter of Raymond, Travis (Sarah) Painter of Mt. Olive, Frank Painter of Seattle, WA, Sarah (Cole) Phipps of Litchfield, Claire Painter of Litchfield, Mahina (Donovan) Dela Paz of Eugene, OR, Samuel Painter of Hilton Head, SC, and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Painter will be conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 12:00 Noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Litchfield. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service. The family asks that memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church. The Plummer funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

To light a virtual candle, sign the online guestbook or for directions, please visit www.plummerfuneralservices.com.

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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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