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Death of Melvina Lorriane Knetzer

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Melvina Lorriane Knetzer, 90 of Gillespie, died at her residence on Monday, September 5, 2022. She was born on January 4, 1932, in Virden to Melvin Robinson and Rozzella Friend Robinson. 

She married Joseph Knetzer on March 19, 1948, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2017. She was a hairdresser. 

She is survived by her son, William Joseph (Agnes) Knetzer of Gillespie; daughters, Linda Lorraine (Dennis) Kahl of Bunker Hill and Tina Ann Knetzer of Pinehurst, NC; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Melvina was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; daughter, JoAnn Knetzer; son, Kenneth Lee Knetzer; sisters, Mary Crouch, Virginia Mae Robinson, Margaret Crafts, and Betty LeFaivre; and brothers, James Robinson, Lester Robinson, Richard Robinson, and Herbert Robinson. 

Friends may call on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. 

Burial will be at New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service, or Gillespie Public Library. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is 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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