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Death of Robert D. Bruhn

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Robert D. Bruhn, 71 of rural Bunker Hill, passed away at 7:50 AM on Monday, September 26, 2022, at his residence near Bunker Hill. He was born on July 25, 1951, in Litchfield, the son of the late Harry E. and Velma (Pike) Bruhn. 

He married Vickie Ann Hundley on March 6, 1973, in Granite City and she survives. Robert was a Coal Miner at Monteray #2 Coal Mine in Albers, Illinois for over 20 years.  He has been a member of the United Mine Workers Association #2295 since 1978.

He was also a member of Worden Christian Church in Worden, a member of Staunton Masonic Lodge #177 AF & AM & New Douglas Masonic Lodge #560 (past), a Master Mason for 33 years, and a member of the Scottish Rite & Shriners for 34 years. He enjoyed being with his family, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also hunting, fishing, and trapping.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Ann Bruhn; three children, Robert (Vicki) Bruhn, Brandie (Brad) Wagoner, and Curtis Bruhn; eight grandchildren, Samantha Worthen, Katlyn (Nathan) Hopper, Alyssa (Drake) Lineback, Blake Bruhn, Brandon Wagoner, Zachary Wagoner, Kristin Wagoner, and Eli Wagoner;  three great-grandchildren, Paisley & Paxton Hopper, and Knox Lineback; twin brother, Raymond (Claudia) Bruhn and four other siblings, Larry (Jocelyn) Bruhn, Jayne (Ron) Badtke, David Bruhn, and Alan Bruhn; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Aaron Bruhn; his father, Harry E. Bruhn; mother, Velma Bruhn; his stepmother, Mae Bruhn; and a sister-in-law, Patty Bruhn.

No services are scheduled. Memorials are suggested to either Shriners Hospital for Children or to the Worden Christian Church in Worden, Illinois & may be sent to Williamson Funeral Home, 108 W. Henry St., Staunton, Illinois  62088.

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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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