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Death of Richard Eugene Price

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Richard Eugene Price, 67, of Powell, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Rick was born February 15, 1946 to Richard and Bernadine (Reiter) Price in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and was the oldest of three children.

In 1964, he graduated from St. Louis University High School where he was an outstanding football player. Rick attended University of Missouri where he met the love of his life, Janis Lynn Fahrenkrog. He graduated in 1969 with a degree in Political Science and Economics and was married that same year.

Rick proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War as a tank captain. He was stationed in Bamberg, Germany. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1972 and the Reserves in 1975.

In 1973, Rick began a long career in the automotive industry, eventually transferring to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1988 where he served as Vice President of Manufacturing of Textron Automotive until his retirement in 2000.  Rick loved to spend time with his family, friends and dogs. He actively followed politics and enjoyed working in his yard.

Rick is survived by his wife, Janis; sons, Rick (Rebecca) Price, Mike (Tina) Price and Brad (Courtney) Price; grandchildren, Audrey, Aaron and Hallie Price; brother, Greg Price; sister, Susan Price; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell, Ohio. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Illinois at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75024 or www.cdfund.org. Please include a note with donation to designate funds for victims of lung cancer.

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Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL will be handling local arrangements.

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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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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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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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