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Death of Julia Pomatto

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Julia PomattoJulia Pomatto, 82, of Bethalto, formerly of Wilsonville and Gillespie, passed away at 5:05 am on March 13, 2013 at her residence. Julia was born on July 14, 1930 in Wilsonville, IL to Ortensio and Celesta Celi. She married Robert “Snorkey” Pomatto on July 17, 1948, Wilsonville, IL. He was her constant companion for 63 years until he passed away on December 15, 2011.

She worked for the Macoupin County Treasurer’s Office for many years and retired from the Carlinville Office of the Department of Children and Family Services where she was the office manager and was recognized at the state level for her outstanding service to the children of Illinois.

Julia was dedicated to her job and to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed golfing, dancing, walking and finding bargains at garage sales.

Julia is survived by her daughter and son in law, Mae and Bob Kasten, granddaughter and husband, Leigh and Aaron Robinson all of Wood River, granddaughter, Lynn Kasten of Orlando, Florida, and great grandchildren, Aubrey and Tyler Robinson of Wood River. Julia also leaves behind devoted caregivers from Morning Star Home Health Care and caring staff and friends from Villa Rose Senior Living in Bethalto.

Besides her husband and parents, Julia was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and John.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 5 to 7 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 18 at 10:30 am at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie. Private family graveside services will be held at Benld Cemetery, Benld. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice in Alton or SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie.

Kravanya Funeral Homes are 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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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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