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Terry Olyn Brockmeyer, 74 of Raymond, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, in his home. Mr. Brockmeyer was born on August 3, 1947 in Springfield a son of Olyn A. Brockmeyer and Mary Elizabeth (VanGeison).

He was a 1965 graduate of Lincolnwood High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Illinois receiving double degrees in Animal Science and Farm Management. He married the former Virginia Lee Boehler on September 3, 1966, at St. Mary’s Rectory in Farmersville. She survives.

During his lifetime, he was a hog farmer, feed salesman for Moorman Feeds, a rural letter carrier, and a corrections officer at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. Mr. Brockmeyer attended St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Raymond and was a member of the Raymond Riders Bicycle Club.

He enjoyed playing pickleball, home brewing beer, traveling with his wife Ginny, and raising miniature daschunds. Terry was a 4-H leader, first president of the Raymond-Harvel Sports Association and coached Little League baseball and middle school volleyball. He played on the highly successful 1965 Lincolnwood High School basketball team. Terry thoroughly enjoyed following his grandchildren’s sports events and was an avid fan of U of I basketball and SIU-C women’s basketball.

In addition to his wife, Virginia, he is survived by three sons, Korey (Dana) Brockmeyer, Chad (Lisa) Brockmeyer all of Raymond, and Seth (Dara) Brockmeyer of Normal; two daughters, Kristie (Jeff) Ochs of Bethalto and Cara (Dave) Drabing of Chatham; grandchildren, Nick Brockmeyer, Abby Brockmeyer, Nate Brockmeyer, Carly Brockmeyer, Willa Brockmeyer, Leo Brockmeyer, Jack McKinney, Eli McKinney, Annika Ochs, Blake Rogers, Brock Rogers, and Olivia Drabing; great-grandson, Waylon Rogers; brother, Tracy Brockmeyer of Bloomington; two sisters, Cheryl Fischer of Winthrop Harbor, IL and Tammy (Ben Ortega) Welcome of Oakland, CA; step-mother, Gertrude “Gert” Brockmeyer of Litchfield; two step-brothers, Danny (Marty) Nantkes of Lake of the Ozarks, MO and Gregory (Sheri) Nantkes of Worden; and four step-sisters, Cheryl Nantkes of Raymond, Carol (Mike) Hampton of Waggoner, Jo Ellen Lyons of Glenarm, and Susan (Jim) Aherin of Farmersville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brockmeyer was preceded in death by his step-sister, Judy Henry.

Funeral mass for Mr. Brockmeyer will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 12 noon at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Raymond. Father John Burnette will preside and burial will be in the St. Raymond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at St. Raymond’s. Dinner will follow at the Raymond Knights of Columbus Hall.

The family asks for memorials to be made to the Panhandle Food Pantry or Waggoner Centennial Building Fund. Plummer Funeral Services 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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