Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Dennis R. Satterlee, 80, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. He was born March 8, 1942, in Litchfield to Charles and Lois McPherson Satterlee. He married Carole Jane Cavitt on Sept. 28, 1974, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2014.

He was an educator with a PhD in education and archeology. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. Dennis was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He loved traveling the world and going to England.

He is survived by his companion, Donna Ruyle of Gillespie; siblings, Maxine (Richard) Bergman of Raymond, Mary Satterlee of Tulsa, Okla., and Dr. Dale (Karen) Satterlee of Blue Ash, Ohio. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brothers, Charles Satterlee and Gary Satterlee.

No public services will be held.

Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.

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