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Death of Kenneth O. Stolte Jr.

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Kenneth O. Stolte Jr., 59 of Carlinville, passed away on Sunday evening, December 25, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kenneth was born on August 7, 1963, in Carlinville, a son of Kenneth O. and Joyce (Holley) Stolte Sr.

Kenneth graduated from Carlinville High School. He married Janelle Marie Schipkowski on July 21, 2007, in Carlinville. Kenny worked at Carlinville Truck Equipment as a master welder for 25 years. After retiring in 2021, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing camping, and having a large garden each summer.

Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family and grandkids. He was a member of the Cross Church in Carlinville.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Janelle Marie Stolte of Carlinville; mother, Joyce Deffenbaugh of Carlinville; daughter, Kayla Stolte of Carlinville; son, Nathaniel (Caleigh) Stolte of Bunker Hill; daughter, Kelly (Kyle) Sanders of Bunker Hill; daughter, Kimberly Warren of, IA; son, CJ (Hope) Warren of Jerseyville; daughter, Kayla Warren of Newton, IA; son, Joseph (Charlsea) Warren of Versailes, MO; 32 grandchildren; a great granddaughter on the way; sister, Vickie (Mark Warren) Stolte of Carlinville; sister, Karen (Bill) Rives of Carlinville; sister, Susie (Jay) Stinnett of Carlinville; and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth O. Stolte Sr. and granddaughter, Karleigh “Lady Bug”.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00am to Noon at Cross Church, Carlinville. Memorial services will be conducted at noon, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Cross Church with Rev. Ron Rhoddus officiating.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville 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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