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Death of Jay E. Witt

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Jay E. Witt, 52, of Carlinville, passed away Thursday evening, November 1, 2012 at his residence in Carlinville surrounded by his beloved wife and loved ones.

Jay was born on August 26, 1960 to Loy E. and Helen (Kuntzman) Witt in Carlinville. He was a graduate of Carlinville High School with the class of 1979. Jay married Debbie Wallis on October 16, 2004 in Carlinville.

Jay was a truck driver for ABF Freight and Sonneborn Trucking in Hettick. For the past 12 years Jay has worked for Repair Masters Construction in Girard as a carpenter. Jay enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing and deer hunting. He was a National Demolition Derby Champion in 1994 and was known throughout the area for running his champion beagles.

Jay is survived by his wife, Debbie Witt of Carlinville; son, Chase Witt of Carlinville; daughter, Catie Witt of Carlinville; son, Josh Cochran (Fiancee, Melissa Roth) of Hettick; 3 grandsons; mother, Helen L. Jennings of Carlinville; sisters, Joy Witt Aeilts of Thayer, IL and Gay Witt Turner (Mark) of Modesto IL, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loy E. Witt.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Strope officiating. Burial will follow in Gilead Cemetery, Hettick.

Memorials are suggested to VNA Tip Hospice or Dunn’s Ambulance both in Carlinville.

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Davis Anderson 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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