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Roxanne  Lynn  Gregory, 59 of Staunton, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on Wednesday, November 14, 1962 in Staunton. She was the daughter of Walter L.“Bud” and Darlene A. (Dworzynski) Renko.

She was married to Robert H. Gregory on December 29, 1998, in New Orleans, LA. Roxanne was a legal assistant/paralegal for over 35 years and worked as the office manager for the Law Office of Robert H. Gregory located in East Alton. She was passionate about many issues of importance to her including environmental protection, protection for victims of domestic violence, alleviation of hunger and poverty in her community, prevention of child physical and sexual abuse, and the preservation of women’s reproductive rights in Illinois.

Over the years, she advocated for those causes, providing time, effort and monetary contributions to improve the lives of others. Roxanne was also a past member of the Staunton Lions Club and contributed time to the Staunton Food Pantry and Staunton Helping Hands.

Roxanne was most passionate, however, about her love for her family and her friends, and the desire to help others. She enjoyed yoga, flower gardening, fishing and hiking. She was a certified yoga instructor and was a Nia White Belt. She also loved to read and enjoyed music and the arts. She helped found and was an active participant of a local book club that meets monthly at the Staunton VFW.

Roxanne is survived by her husband, Robert H. Gregory of Staunton; sons, Cory (wife, Natalie) Tally of Worden, Stephen (wife, Katie) Gregory of O’Fallon, IL and Bobby (wife, Ashley) Gregory of Morrisville, NC; grandchildren, Christian Tally, Richter, Emery, and Palmer Gregory; her mother, Darlene A. Renko of Moro; brothers, Mark L. Renko of St. Charles, MO, Duane A. (wife, Angela) Renko of Edwardsville, and Ryan J. Renko of Holiday Shores; father and mother-in-law, William and Evelyn Gregory of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Marsha Weston-Fiss of Belleville; and her niece, Michelle (husband, Bryan) Roy.

Roxanne was preceded in death by her father, Walter L.”Bud” Renko, and brother-in-law, Jan Fiss.

It was Roxanne’s wish and that of her family, that her body be cremated.

A private family celebration be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions in memory of Roxanne Gregory may be made to Staunton Helping Hands, Friends of Madison County Child Advocacy Center, the Oasis Women’s Center of Alton, Illinois, the Sierra Club of Illinois,  the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO or to Planned Parenthood-Springfield Health Center in Springfield, Illinois.

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The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL is privileged to take care of the arrangements for Roxanne Gregory and her Family.

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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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