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Tony R. EyerTony R. Eyer, 75, of Carlinville, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 18, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 29, 1938 to Oscar Eyer and Loretta (Smith) Eyer-Turner in Palmyra, Illinois.

He graduated from Virden High School with the class of 1957. On September 15, 1963 he married Mary C. Fear in Newton, Illinois. 
Tony started his working career at A & P Grocery in Carlinville at the age of 18, and was the assistant manager when he left. Tony served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He then was the warehouse manager for Monterey Coal Company in Carlinville, retiring in 1993.He was a member of Guy Baird Post #554 American Legion in Carlinville as well as Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church. He loved gardening and spending time with his family. Tony chauffeured his grandkids to all their sporting and school activities. He also was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Tony is survived by his loving spouse of 49 years, Mary, 2 daughters – Lisa Killam (husband Rich) of Carlinville, Mary Beth Bellm (husband Brad) of Carlinville; 2 sons – Craig Eyer of St. Louis, Missouri, Brian Eyer (wife Audra) of Boonville, Missouri; 7 grandchildren – Alicia, Maddison, & Jessica Bellm, Jay & Dane Killam, and Joshua & Matthew Eyer; 2 great-grandchildren – Allie & Zoey Killam; brother – Olen “Tom” Eyer (wife Liz) of Jacksonville, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 5 – 7:00 pm at Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. A Prayer Service will follow at 7:00 pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 11:00 am at the church, with Rev. Angel Sierra, officiating. Burial will take place in the New Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Catholic Charities.

Davis Anderson Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.

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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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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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