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Death of Robert G. Presnell

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Robert G. Presnell, 67, of Gillespie, died at his residence on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 9:40 am. He was born January 25, 1956, in Litchfield, to Donald R. Presnell and Gloria M. Perry Presnell. He married Rachel A. (Peacock) Presnell on March 5, 2018.

He was a coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. He taught electrical at Vatterott Technical College. Ronald got an LPN degree in 2011 and worked in various nursing homes. He was the owner of Capone’s Saloon in Benld. He was a veteran of the US Air Force after having served from 1974 – 1978. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers Football, Mizzou Football and being with his poker buddies of which he played faithfully.

He is survived by his spouse, Rachel Presnell of Gillespie, daughters Erin (Stephen) Allen of Big Rock, Amber (Douglas) Moutria of Gillespie, Kendahl Presnell (Brad Schuster) of Gillespie, grandchildren, Devon Allen, Georgia Allen, London Allen, Logan Schmitt, Cadence Schmitt, Marxon Rolando, Magnolia Presnell, Eden Schuster, Kain Pabon, Joseph Fisko, Carter Stoddard, Jace Fisko, Kaolin Stoddard, Aela Kluthe, Kynli McDonald, Kendrick Hodge, Dominik Phillips, Audrey Owens, Trenton Owens, Carly Owens, Zayden Black, Colt Ferguson, step children, Danielle Fisko (Shane Stoddard) of Benld, Erik (Jodi) Fisko of Gillespie, Jessica Floyd (Taylor Stoddard) of Gillespie, Amanda (Andrew) Kluthe of Carlinville, Kendra (Lee) Owens of Litchfield, Kate (Ben) Ferguson of Hamel, mother in law, Rebecca Peacock of Jerseyville, his dogs, Jinx, Buster and Cooper.  Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Presnell.

 No public services are scheduled. 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 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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