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Death of Le Roy T. Fahnestock

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Le Roy T. Fahnestock, 82 of Bunker Hill, died at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Alton on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 11:17 a.m. He was born on February 20, 1940, in Ste. Genevieve, MO to Clifford Fahnestock and Maxine Pruitt Fahnestock. 

He married Janet Hahn Fahnestock on February 24, 1961, in Saint Louis County, MO. He was a banker and was also a minister in Kimmswick, MO and a pastor for Woodburn Bible Church for 30 years. He was a Mizzou Football fan, St. Louis Cardinal fan and softball coach. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially enjoyed reading his Bible. 

He is survived by his spouse, Janet Fahnestock of Bunker Hill; children, Shelley (John) Peterson of Bunker Hill, Lisa Cox of Wood River, Jill (Perry) Yates of Bunker Hill, Mikki Rowe of Staunton, Mike Fahnestock of Perryville, MO, and Tom (Glenda) Fahnestock of Farmington, MO; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild due in January; and siblings, Brenda (John) Klarich of Clearwater, FL, Roger (Jean) Fahnestock of Pekin, IL, and Bradley (Jeanette) Fahnestock of St. Genevieve, MO. 

Le Roy was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tyler Yates; great-grandson, Job Peterson; and sister, Janis Lloyd. 

Friends may call on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services are Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill. 

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Michael Joe Stewart

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Michael Joe Stewart, 69 of Benld, passed away at his residence in Benld on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. He was born on February 22, 1955, in Staunton to Jack Stewart and Pauline (Montgomery) Stewart.

He married Terri Tomso on November 12, 2000, in Gatlinburg, TN. He worked for the railway. He was a lover of his family and friends, his music, cooking, and was a man of faith. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles’ and Cardinals’ fan.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Stewart of Benld; daughter, Jennifer Jo Stewart of Gillespie; grandson, Nicholas Joseph Willis of Repentigny, Quebec, Canada; bbrother, Jim Stewart Livingston; two sisters, Patti Hicken of Mt. Olive and Bonnie Stewart of Gillespie; mother-in-law, Norma Tomso of Mt. Olive; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dale Stewart and Wayne Stewart; step mom, Lois Stewart; father-in-law, Ted Tomso; and niece, Layla Stewart.

Friends may call on Monday, July 15, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 4:00 pm until the time of service. Memorial services are on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 6:30 PM at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie with Derrick Taylor officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Caring Center and Benld Adopt-A-Pet. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Betty Jean Craddick

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Betty Jean Craddick, 88, of Benld, died at her residence on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 9:10 am. She was born June 7, 1936, in Gillespie, to Jeanie Steed. She married Harry Craddick on September 25, 1954, at the Gillespie Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed anything involving her family, especially doting on her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Harry Craddick, her two sons, David (Betty Lynn) Craddick of Litchfield, and Robert (Anna) Craddick of O’Fallon, grandchildren, Jennifer Spitznagel of Litchfield, Michael (Tanya) Craddick of Glen Carbon, Bradley (Rachael) Craddick of Edwardsville, Timothy Craddick of O’Fallon, Michelle (Derek) Petrich of O’Fallon, Lindsay Craddick of O’Fallon, and Jennifer (Alex) Scherschel of Richmond, VA, great-grandchildren, Tanner (Samantha) Roeske of Litchfield, Casey Roeske of Litchfield, Hailey Robbins of Litchfield, Christina Craddick of Glen Carbon, Nora Craddick of Edwardsville, and Graham Petrich of O’Fallon, great-great-grandchildren, Cruze and Jami Roeske of Litchfield, and other extended family.

Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanie Steed; her brother, Jim Steed, sister, Gladys O’Connell; and great-grandchild Angelina Craddick.

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Friends may call on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 9:30 am until 12:00 noon.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at noon at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery in Benld. Memorials are suggested to Benld United Methodist Church, 209 S Main Street, Benld, and the Gillespie Area Caring Center, 100 South Macoupin Street, Gillespie. The family wishes to thank Mary Cunningham for her invaluable dedication to Betty over the last several months, Kathy Hausman, and the staff at Home Instead and Vitas Healthcare. 

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Kenneth M. Beerup

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Kenneth M. Beerup, 73, of Bunker Hill, died at his residence on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. He was born on July 29, 1950, in Jacksonville, to Audie Beerup and Imogene Pitchford Beerup. He married Gala Danette Kruemmelbein Beerup on January 14, 1969, in Carlinville. She preceded him in death on December 26, 2016.

He was a retired CPA. He was a veteran of the US Air Force after having served during Vietnam. Keith enjoyed traveling, reading, hunting, and spending time with friends.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth “Marty” (Patricia) Beerup of Seminole, FL, grandchild, Bryce Ray of Seminole, FL; brother, Audie “Butch” (Karen) Beerup of Paragould, AR; and sister, Susan (Jack) Hurst of Bunker Hill. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, and daughter, Joey Kenna.

Friends may call on Friday, July 12, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 12, 2024, at 7:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Memorials are suggested to American Liver Foundation, PO Box 299, West Orange, NJ, 07052. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.

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