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Death of Ralph Eugene Roach, Sr.

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Ralph Eugene Roach, Sr., 73, of “Hornsby”, Litchfield, IL died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. Ralph was born on June 2, 1938, in Litchfield, IL to William Roach and Lillie (Fredericks) Roach.

He married Beverley (Little) Roach on November 3, 1961 in the South Baptist Church in Litchfield, IL. He worked for Wepco, International Papers, Road Construction in Springfield and Litchfield, Security Guard at Echlin, and Rural King. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, horseshoes, card games. He was a coach for the Giants in Litchfield Little League in the early 80’s.

Ralph is survived by son: Ralph E. Roach, Jr. (Spouse, Mary Sytel T. Roach) of Eagarville, IL, grandson: Sean E. Roach, brothers and sisters: Mary “Sis” Lahr of Lexington, IL, Roxie Roach of Springfield, IL, Edward Roach of Litchfield, IL, Violet Drakes of Sedrow-Wooley Valley, WA, Carol Wilson of Leaf River, IL, Samuel Roach of Litchfield, IL.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his spouse, brothers and sisters: William “Buddy” Roach, Harold Roach, Richard Roach, Ruby Bridgewater, Margaret Smith, Oval “Oggie” Roach, Carl Roach.

Visitation is Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

Memorial service will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL. Pastor Jared DePoppe will be ministering the service. Burial of cremated remains will be at Crabtree Cemetery in Litchfield, IL. Memorials can be made out to donor’s choice.

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

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Death of Norman J. Sherman Jr.

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Norman J. Sherman Jr., 83 of Staunton, passed away at 8:03 AM on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Community Hospital of Staunton.  He was born on September 16, 1940, in Litchfield the son of the late Norman and Katherine (Wright) Sherman Sr. 

He married Shirley A. Roark on October 15, 1958, in Staunton and she passed away on June 19, 2014. Norman was a coal miner for several years. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years during the Vietnam era.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Williams of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Sherman of Staunton; one brother, Tom Sherman of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Sherman.

No services are scheduled.  Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, IL. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Donna Lynn Glaeser

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Donna Lynn Glaeser, 69 of Staunton, passed away at 2:21 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville with her family by her side. She was born on July 10, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lonzie K. and Freida (Cornett) Sexton.  She married Robert Glaeser and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2006.

Donna was a homemaker and enjoyed many hobbies. She liked working puzzles, doing crafts, going shopping, and then out to eat. She loved to watch WWE Raw Wrestling on Monday nights and playing cards anytime with her family. Most of all, she loved to spoil her dogs!

She is survived by one brother, Lonnie Sexton of West Virginia; four sisters, Sara Koeneman of Staunton, Bert Swiney of Staunton, Pat (Don) Floyd of St. Charles, MO, and Carol Lonzone of O’Fallon, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive, as does her dog, “Patches”. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Sexton; two brothers-in-law, Les Koeneman and John Lonzone; and her dog, “Bandit”.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

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Karen Sue Frey, 82 of Staunton, passed away at 11:15 PM on Monday, June 10, 2024, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on January 22, 1942, in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Nelson and Dorothy (Vogelsang) Goehe.  She married Charles B. “Chuck” Frey on October 22, 1960, in Staunton and he passed away on October 10, 1993.

She was employed as a Vice President at First National Bank in Staunton for several years.  She previously worked as a loan officer at First Community State Bank in Staunton and as a bookkeeper at S&L Motor Parts in Staunton. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Staunton, Staunton Country Club, and the Staunton Chamber of Commerce.

Karen was one of a kind. Her charming view of life and caring spirit blessed her with a loyal family and devoted friends whom she loved dearly. She was steadfast to check in with those she loved and was always a phone call away to whoever needed an ear to listen. 

She filled her life with so much joy that radiated to those around her. From dancing in her early years, to golfing at the country club, and to playing slot machines at the casino boat, she had a magical way of making everyone around her smile. She had a passion for golfing and excelled at the sport for as long as she could – she had a chip shot that one could only describe as “wicked”. 

Karen never missed watching a St. Louis Cardinals game, an Illini basketball game, or the chance to drink a margarita. She especially never missed any opportunity to go to Disney with her beloved family. The memories of those trips are what got her through so much of her life and gave her the nostalgic connection to all the family that she had lost. Karen will be missed very deeply by all those who were blessed to have known her. May her glowing smile, sassy attitude, & dazzling blue eyes remain in our memories forever.

She is survived by one daughter, Kimberley Knoche of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Taylor Knoche of New York, NY, Kaelyn (Oracio) Molina of Gainesville, FL, and Camryn Knoche of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews also survive. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa “Missy” Frey; one sister, Linda Dal Pozzo; and one son-in-law, Don Knoche.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.  

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Memorials are suggested to either Staunton Country Club or to St. Michael Catholic Church of Staunton.

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