Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



Alfred E Vaniter, 75, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Jacksonville, to Bobby and Flossie (Evans) Vaniter. He married Rhoda Striplin, and she survives.

Alfred was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was owner of Vaniter Landscaping. Alfred was a member of the Cornerstone Ministries. He was a former Kiwanis member.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda Vaniter of Gillespie; children, LeAnn (Greg) Wilson of Litchfield, RoiLynn (significant other, Rich Ferguson) McClanahan of Springfield, Dawn (J.J.) McDaniel of Gillespie, Michelle (Chad) Whaley of Gillespie, Damon (Sandy) Claussen of Iowa, Kerry (Colette) Claussen of Gillespie; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Robert) Odell of Manchester, Karen (James) Woods of Murrayville; and many nieces and nephews. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly Rawlings.

Memorial services were Saturday, June 25, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Graveside services were held on Monday, June 27, at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.


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