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Death of Ronnie Joe Reiher

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Ronnie Joe Reiher, 72 of Carlinville, passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 24, 2023, at Heritage Health Care surrounded by family and friends. Ronnie was born January 8, 1951, in Litchfield a son of Harold and Wanda Caudle Reiher.

Ronnie Joe graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1969 and served in the Army National Guard in Springfield from 1969 to 1977. He began his police career as a part-time police officer at the Carlinville Police Department in March of 1975 and moved to a full-time position in December of 1977.

He married Cindy Vance on November 11, 1977, and they later divorced. Ronnie Joe served as Chief of Police from September 1988 to May 1997. Throughout his tenure at CPD, he always managed to keep his law enforcement brothers entertained. Ronnie was able to make anyone laugh and never knew a stranger. After his stint as Chief of Police, he continued to serve on the Carlinville Police Department until his retirement on May 3, 2011.

Throughout his adult life, Ronnie Joe always looked forward to the spring and harvest seasons where he spent quality time with his best friend, Denny Joe Bouillon, while farming. In summers, he loved cooking the famous fish sandwiches at the county fair alongside his son.

Ronnie is survived by his son, Quinn (Bobbie Ann) Reiher of Carlinville; daughter, Danley Reiher of Carlinville; daughter, Carmen (Aaron) Coe of Carlinville; grandchildren, Bryson and Mila Coe; sister, Jana Wofford of Carlinville; brother-in-law, Nathan Foiles of Raymond; life-long friend, Denny Joe (Patty) Bouillon of Carlinville; and several nieces and nephews.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Harold Reiher; mother, Wanda Reiher Stevens; sister, Vicki Foiles; brother-in-law, Tom Rosenthal; and nephew, Jared Wofford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cross Church, Carlinville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the church. Burial will follow in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville.

Memorials may be made to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter in Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home Carlinville is in charge of 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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