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Rosalia RhoadsRosalia K. Rhoads, 86, of Bunker Hill, IL died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:27 amat Heritage Health in Gillespie, IL. She was born on June 27, 1926 in Bunker Hill, IL to Anton J.Mullink and Kathryn (Sneeringer) Mullink. She later married Leonard H. Rhoads on March 22, 1947.

Rosalia was a schoolteacher at Country School and then at Southwestern School. She was also a member of AARP, Illinois Teacher Association and the Illinois Literary Advisory Board. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, traveling, quilting and crochet.

She leaves behind 5 sisters: Lois Meehan of Bunker Hill, IL, Betty Scott of Carrolton, IL, Alice (Husband: Allen) Greeling of Bunker Hill, IL, Jane Diestelhorst of Bunker Hill, IL, Ruth Ann Beiermann of Carrolton, IL; 2 brothers: Leonard (Wife: Billie) Mullink of Bunker Hill, IL and Gene (Wife: Marie) Mullink of Bunker Hill, IL; 2 sister-in-laws: Betty Mullink of Carrolton, IL and Jo Ann Mullink of Mt. Olive, IL; 2 brother-in-laws: Don (Wife: Judy) Rhoads of Arenzville, IL and Bill Eichen of Carlinville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Rhoads; 4 brothers: Harold Mullink, James Mullink, Thomas Mullink, Frank Mullink; and 4 brothers-in-laws: Tom Meehan, Jr., David Diestelhorst, Leroy Scott, Cletus Beiermann.

Visitation is slated for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Michael’s Church Staunton from 10:00 am until the time of service. Funeral service will take place at noon where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton, IL. Burial will follow at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, IL and Father George Radosevich will be ministering the services.

Memorials are suggested to the Bunker Hill Educational Foundation or to the American Heart Association.

Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL 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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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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