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Death of Mark W. Wolff

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Mark W. Wolff, 69 of Litchfield, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 11:39 p.m., at home. Mr. Wolff was born on May 17, 1954, in Litchfield, the son of Allen Wayne and Cora Mae (Slightom) Wolff.

He graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the Class of 1972 and studied at Illinois Valley Community College in Peru, IL. He married the former Rhonda Gale Johnson on May 14, 1977, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield; she survives.

Mr. Wolff was employed as a welder for Phillips Pipeline. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Litchfield Moose, and the Litchfield Country Club where he was an avid golfer. He celebrated having scored a hole-in-one on the golf course in Taylorville. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Wolff is survived by two sons, Brian (Dan) Wolff, of Chicago and Daniel (Paige) Wolff, of Denver, CO; daughter, Jamie (companion, Ryan Cheslak) Wolff of Beaufort, SC; and three sisters, Linda (Jim) Coontz of Palm Beach Garden, FL, Bonnie (Andy) Furman of Litchfield, and Della (Bob) Witter of Litchfield.

Mr. Wolff was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rhonda Heafy.

Funeral services for Mr. Wolff will be Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield, with Rev. Fred Kraemer officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home on Monday, August 7, 2023. 

Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Coats for Kids. Plummer Funeral Home is assisting the family with 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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