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Death of Warren Curtis Fraley Jr.

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Warren Curtis Fraley Jr., 95 of Litchfield, formerly of Collinsville and Troy, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Fraley was born in Barnett, IL on January 26, 1928, a son of Warren C. and Ida B. (Friend) Fraley Sr. Warren Jr. proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII and then continued his service in the Navy Reserves. He was called back to active duty serving in Bainbridge, Maryland during the Korean War.

Mr. Fraley was a professional truck driver, owning his own truck for six years. Desiring to spend more time with his family, he accepted a position as dock foreman with C.W. Transport in St. Louis, MO, where he was employed for 35 years.

Mr. Fraley was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Barnett and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Collinsville where he served as a deacon. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Kniery-Knagg American Legion Post #701 in Litchfield. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, hunting, golfing, and traveling. He cherished time spent with his family.

Mr. Fraley and the former Mary Louise Booher were married on June 26, 1948. She preceded him in death on July 5, 1998. He and the former Mildred Jeanette “Gig” (Booher) Odle were married on May 30, 1999, she preceded him in death on April 5, 2017.

In addition to his parents and his wives, Mr. Fraley was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Bouillon, and two sons-in-law, Michael Putnam and Don Burk.

Mr. Fraley is survived by five daughters, Janet (Gary) Boyce of Daytona Beach Shores, FL, Beverly (Robert) Wille of Troy, Barbara Burk of St. Jacob, Sue (Jeff) Hewitt of Troy, and Carol Fraley of O’Fallon; three step-sons, Harold (Susan) Odle of Litchfield, Jim (Lois) Odle of Litchfield, and John (Sheila) Odle of Fithian, IL; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Fraley will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at the Christian Church of Litchfield. Rev. Roy Eller, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery with military honors at graveside. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

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Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church C/O 1303 N. 18th Ave. Litchfield, IL 62056, or Honor Flight, 14055 Fern St. #1702, Arlington, VA 22202. Plummer Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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Death of Ricky Dale Goldman

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Ricky Dale Goldman, 70 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:05 am. He was born on August 27, 1953, in Aurora, IL to Dale Goldman and Jean Castner Goldman. He married Karen S. Graham Goldman on February 21, 1988, in Las Vegas, NV.  

He was a truck driver. Ricky grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, and to DJ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Goldman of Dorchester; children, Megan Mitchell of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Skyler (Amber) Goldman of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Adelaide Goldman; siblings, Susan Fuertges of Clermont, FL, Cary (Trudie) Goldman of Plano, IL, and Randy (Ursula) Goldman of Serena, IL; and mother in law, Ruth (George) Vincent of Wilsonville.  

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Arthur Graham.  

Friends may call on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center or Glioblastoma Foundation. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of George Perry Harbaugh

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George Perry Harbaugh, 84 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:35 am.  He was born on May 23, 1940, in Hettick to John Lester Harbaugh and Iva Mae Clark Harbaugh.  

He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on January 5, 1962, in Appleton, WI.  He was an ag mechanic for Heyen’s Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a chainer and in the maintenance department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the Fosterburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering with everything.  

He is survived by his spouse, Darlene Harbaugh of Dorchester; children, Chris (Barbara) Harbaugh of Gillespie and Russell Harbaugh of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Black, Elmer Harbaugh, David Harbaugh, and Shirley Lee.  

George was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Byron K. Harbaugh and Kenny Harbaugh; and siblings, Charles Harbaugh, Carl Harbaugh, Louise Fry, Ernest Harbaugh, Dale Harbaugh, and Wayne Harbaugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Forsterburg Baptist Church at 11 am with a meal to follow. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Denny (McAfoos) Turner

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Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88 of Bunker Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 11:26 pm.  She was born on January 19, 1936, in Alton to Herbert McAfoos and Lucille Cole McAfoos.  

She graduated from Alton High School in January of 1955 and married Cecil M. Turner on March 12, 1955, in Alton. They just celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary. Not only was she a wonderful wife to Cecil, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  

Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ as her lord and savior. She spent many years in child evangelism, teaching children the path to becoming a Christian.  

She is survived by her spouse, Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill; children, Carey (Mike Tomlanovich) Eveans of Englewood, FL and Tabitha (Jim) Golike of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lauren (Tom) Miller of Godfrey; brother, Wendell (Sue) McAfoos of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Denny was preceded in death by her parents; children, Cole Turner and Kim Turner; grandson, Cole Brandon Turner; sister, Sue LaMarsh; and brothers, Ollie McAfoos, Dwight McAfoos, Bill McAfoos, Stan McAfoos and Allen McAfoos.

 Friends may call on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home Bunker Hill from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn.  

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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