Marybeth Loveless, 100, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Saturday, July 22, 2023. She was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Gillespie, to Louis and Bertha Louise (Gray) Archibald.  She married Vernon Robert Loveless Sr. on Oct. 19, 1945, in Gillespie.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1986. 

She was a secretary for Monterey Coal Co.  Marybeth was a member of the United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her children, Larry L. (Ruth) Loveless of Gillespie, Kenneth L. (Patti) Loveless of Gillespie, Ralph L. (Lisa) Loveless of Gillespie; grandchildren, Kimber Simmons, Wendi Graham, Rachel Pfalzgraf, John Loveless, Tristain Loveless, Stephen Ciesler, Paul Ciesler, Bailey Hohnsbehn, Keni Loveless, Dr. Mirena Hayes, Brook Pittman, John Robert Loveless; 20 grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. Marybeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Jeremy Lambert; son, Vernon Robert Loveless, Jr .; and daughter-in-law, Ann. 

Friends may call on Friday, July 28, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 10 until 11 a.m. Funeral services are Friday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Behme Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to Methodist Men Building. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at

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