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Death of Kimberly A. “Kim” Boente

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Kimberly A. “Kim” Boente, 56, of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 30, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Kim was born on September 23, 1966, to Albert Rhodes and Linda (Ballinger) Lewis in Carlinville.

She married Mark A. Boente on September 26, 1987, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlinville. Kim was a 1984 graduate of Carlinville High School. After graduation, she attended Hickey Business School in St. Louis where she graduated in 1986. Her first employment was with Blackburn College after which she became a secretary at the Farmers and Merchant Bank. A few years later she started as an administrative assistant for Hanson Inc. in Springfield where she was employed for over 24 years and finished as a Land Acquisition Specialist.

While working for Hanson, she was also an active real estate broker for the past 10 years. Kim was a member of Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. She enjoyed working with people, spending time with her family, shopping, and following her children and, later grandson, in their sports activities. Kim and Mark loved traveling, especially with their traveling buddies, Kurt and Sherri Boehm. She was an avid Cubs fan and loved her two dogs, Kobe and Addy.

Kim is survived by her husband, Mark; daughter, Chelsea (Keith) Kermicle of Dundas, IL; two sons, Dane (Melissa) Boente of Naperville and Dr. Bryce (girlfriend, Dr. Emy Lutchka) Boente of Milwaukee, WI; two grandsons, Bode Kermicle and Elliot Boente; granddaughter, Maelyn Kermicle; mother, Linda (Joe) Lewis of Atwater, IL; brother, Craig Rhodes of Peoria; sister, Lori (Nate) Kolsto of Carlinville; step-mother, Marcia Ashbaugh of Girard; three sisters-in-law, Cathy (Duka) Dill of Croatia, Becky (Jim) Salske of Carlinville, and Stephanie (Alan) Dillard of Carbondale; three brothers-in-law, Dr. Steve (Denise) Boente of Carlinville, Dave (Denise) Boente of Carlinville, and Paul (Shannon) Boente of Carlinville; Mark and Kim’s exchange student/son, Artur (Beatriz) Felix of Brazil; and several nieces and nephews.

Kim was preceded in death by her father, Albert Rhodes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stephen and Judy Boente; and sisters-in-law, Jane and Judy Boente.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, 2010 E. 1st South, Carlinville. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church with Revs. Joe Koyickal and Angel Sierra officiating. Burial will take place in New Calvary Cemetery in Carlinville.

Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled (MCDD), American Cancer Society, or Ronald McDonald House. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in 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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