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Waddington, Robert

Services for Robert "Bob" Waddington, brother of Donna Lehman of Nokomis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana. Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond. Mr. Waddington, of Pana, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in his home. He was 62 years old on August 15. He was a farmer in the Rosamond area before he retired. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Ralph and Dorothea Limer Waddington. He married Helen E. Vandenbergh in 1966 in Pana. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jeffrey L. Waddington of Pana; daughters, Amy E. and Kimberly S. Waddington, both of Pana; brothers, James and Roger Waddington of Pana, Eric "Rick" Waddington of Omaha, Neb.; other sisters, Thelma Aumann of Ohlman, Mary Baker, Norma Mizeur, Rosalie McLeod, Marjorie Cearlock and Betty Temmen, all of Pana; and six grandchildren.

Wade, Ellis O.

Services for Ellis O. Wade will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Mr. Wade, of rural Murrayville, died Friday, June 25, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 60 years old on July 12. He was a truck driver with WCT Trucking, member of the Teamsters Union, Jacksonville Moose Lodge, Morgan County Boat and Ski Club and the Winchester United Methodist Church. He was born in Scott County, a son of Peter Ellis and Frances Evens Wade. He married Mary Fletcher in 1981 in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Brade Wade of Winchester, Tom Murphy of Irving, Mike Murphy of Hillsboro, Tim Murphy of Prembrook Pine, Fla., Josh Murphy of Jacksonville; a daughter, Darcy Turnipseed and husband Ed of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Larry, Lloyd and Tom Wade, all of Winchester; sisters, Nancy Haskell of Ashland, Mo., Vickie Deeder of Winchester; and eight grandchildren. 

Wade, Emmett Glenn

Graveside service for Emmett Glenn Wade, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church will officiate. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. No visitation is planned. Mr. Wade, of Decatur, Texas, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in Baylor University Hospital, Grapevine, Texas. He was 63 years old last May 10. He worked in construction as a paving superintendent. He was born in Costa, W.Va., a son of Dennis Cleveland and Myrtle Kline Wade. He married Connie Husman on February 9, 1974, in the Union Avenue Christian Church. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Dennis H. Wade of Joliet, Tobias Harrison of Decatur, Texas; daughters, Gloria Sue Stoffle and Becky Jean Perez of Chicago, Wendy Cannon of Hurst, Texas, Tina Bromley of Dallas, Texas, Shelly Garrett of Corsacana, Texas; a brother, Carl Wade of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Maxine Booker of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Madge Wade and Toka Field of Charleston, W.Va., Beulah Ash of Winchester, Va., Lois Kinder of Nellis, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Others surviving include his mother in law, Mrs. Hildreth Husman of Decatur, Texas, formerly of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were brothers, Vohn, Oshall and Lonnie Wade; sister, Lola Mae Willey; and a grandson, John Cannon.

Wagahoff, Betty Jo

Funeral Mass for Betty Jo Wagahoff, of Raymond, will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Raymond's Catholic Church there by the Rev. W.R. Maul. Burial will be in St. Raymond's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond. Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, the Raymond Knights of Columbus Hall or the Tuberous Sclerosis Association. Mrs. Wagahoff died at 12:20 this morning, Monday, August 23, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 65 years old last October 6. She was born in White Oak, a daughter of Ray and Sophie Watson Erwin. She married Robert L. Wagahoff on August 10, 1950, in Hillsboro. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Gerald L. Wagahoff of Raymond, Daniel J. Wagahoff of White Hall, Robert G. Wagahoff of Raymond; daughters, Donna S. Wagahoff of Springfield, Marlene J. Marten of Raymond; brother, Bob Erwin of Elgin; sisters, Myrtle Barto of Raymond, Mary White of Hillsboro; and 11 grandchildren.

Wagahoft, Alice F.

Services for Alice F. Wagahoft, of Morrisonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church of Taylorville. Burial will be in Harvel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Moffitt Funeral Home, Morrisonville. Mrs. Wagahoft died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 1999. She was 85 years old last December 27. She was a life-long resident of the Morrisonville area, member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid of the church, and the Christian County Home Extension. She was a 4-H leader for over 20 years. She was born in Taylorville, a daughter of Cleve and Nellie Maher Cleveland. She married Harold Wagahoft on March 17, 1944, in Montgomery County. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1999. Surviving are a son, Bob Wagehoft of Morrisonville; daughers, Karen King and husband Roy, Mary Ann Barnes and husband Danny, all of Springfield; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother and two grandsons preceded her in death.

Wagehoft, Harold C.

Services for Harold C. Wagehoft, of Morrisonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Taylorville. Burial will be in Harvel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Moffitt Funeral Home. Mr. Wagehoft died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999. He was 83 years old on August 29. He was a farmer before he retired and lived in the Morrisonville area all of his life. He was born in Morrisonville, a son of Ben and Pearl Floyd Wagehoft. He married Alice Cox in 1944. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Bob Wagehoft of Morrisonville; daughters Karen King and Mary Ann Barnes, both of Springfield; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a brother, Kenneth Wagehoft, a sister in infancy and two grandchildren.

Wagener, John H.

John H. Wagener, brother of Lois Kessinger of Hillsboro, died Saturday, August 14, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas. He was 79 years old on March 12, and a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre. He was born in Altamont, a son of Ruby Darold and Ruth Wise Wagener. Surviving also are his wife, a son and three daughters, all in Texas; and another son in Fairview Heights. Following cremation inurnment was to take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Memorial service was to be held at a later date.

Waggoner, Dennis R.

Services for Dennis R. Waggoner, of Farmersville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Davis©Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Military rites will be conducted at graveside in Bethel Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 8 p.m. Mr. Waggoner died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1998, in his home. He was 47 years old on June 8. He was an Air Force veteran, member of Waggoner American Legion Post 701 and Girard Masonic Lodge 171. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Joe L. and Mary Lou Edmundson Waggoner, and graduated from Lincolnwood High School in Raymond. Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanne M. Bowman; daughters DeAnn Waggoner of Champaign, Diane Waggoner at home in Farmersville; his parents, Joe and Mary Lou Waggoner of Litchfield; brother, David L. Waggoner of Waggoner; sister, Karen Kraus of Farmersville; and a grandson, Kyle.

Waggoner, Ellen A.

Services for Ellen A. Waggoner, of Waggoner, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, with the Rev. Father Alan McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Waggoner Centennial building. Mrs. Waggoner died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, September 19, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 73 years old on July 24. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Farmersville, and the Farmersville - Waggoner American Legion Auxiliary. She attended two years of college at Illinois Wesleyan College. She was born in Lincoln, a daughter of Carl and Ellen Maloney Weber. Her husband, H.Q. Waggoner, died in March 1987. Surviving are sons, Mark Waggoner of Bellville, Texas, Scott Waggoner of Waggoner; a daughter, Anne Waggoner of Girard; brother, George Deane Weber of Texas; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers.

Wagy, Eugene G.

Memorial services for Eugene G. Wagy, brother of Dr. Theodore Wagy of Raymond, were held at 11 this morning in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park. Mr. Wagy, of Springfield, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center there. He was 81 years old on March 2, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a mechanical engineer at Fiat Allis for 44 years. He was a member of the Laurel United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 500, Shrine Retiree Club. He also volunteered as a Red Coat for 13 years at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in West Liberty, a son of Ray N. and Ruth Metheny Wagy. He married Jane Gregg in 1942 in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Linda Maurer of Pittsburgh; sons, James Wagy of St. Louis, Richard Wagy of Taylorville; and seven grandchildren.

Walch, Alvenia

Services for Alvenia Walch, of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Raymond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Earl Turner officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond or Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond United Methodist Church or the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service. Miss Walch died at 5:58 this morning, Friday, October 8, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 84 years old last November 12. She was a homemaker, helping to raise her nephew, Richard Walch of Raymond and niece, Deloris Dudas of Illiopolis. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and the Mizpah Class. She was born in Rountree Township, a daughter of Willie and Emma Engelhart Walch, and never married. Surviving are a brothers, Willis and Lester Walch of Raymond and a sister, Leona Carriker of Raymond along with the niece and nephew. Preceding her in death were four brothers, one sister and a niece and nephew.

Walch, Loretta J.

Services for Loretta Jane Walch, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church in Litchfield with Gary Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Walch died at 5:55 p.m. Monday, April 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 82 years old on July 28. She was employed as a machine operator with the Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield for 35 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Litchfield, the Fidelitas class and Keenagers of the church, and taught Sunday school for several years. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Everett and Minnie Saathoff Lowe. She married Purl Frederick Walch on September 12, 1948, in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. He died August 30, 1974. Surviving are a step son, Kenneth Walch and wife Penny of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Craig A. Walch and wife Billie Jo, Cheryl Bates and husband Ron, and Curtis Walch, all of Litchfield; and five great grandchildren. Services for Loretta Jane Walch, of Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. Gary Allen, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. During the services Michelle Sweet, organist, accompanied the duet of Sandy Keith and Sharon Wimberly while they sang "In the Garden" and "How Grat Thou Art." Pallbearers were Ron Bates, Dale Bruhn, Jim Haycraft, Lester Lowe, William E. Sielschott, all of Litchfield and Carl Walch, Raymond. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Walch, 82, died Monday, April 19, in St. Francis Hospital.

Walch, Pearl

Services for Pearl Walch, of Raymond, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harvel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Cliff Adair officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call today in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, from 5 to 8 p.m. or Thursday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Harvel Lutheran Church Building Fund. Mrs. Walch died at 11:17 p.m. Monday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 70 years old on October 5. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Harvel, A.A.L., Evangelism board and the Harvel Lutheran Quilters Club. She was born in Walshville, a daughter of August Benjamin and Bessie Kruse. She married Ray Alvie Walch of Morrisonville on March 21, 1947, in Litchfield. He died October 20, 1995. Surviving are a son, Robert A. Walch of Raymond; daughters, CAthy Canada of Knoxville, Tenn., Beverly Walch of Raymond, Debora A. Calcara of Glenarm; brothers, George Kruse of Pawnee, Cristy Kruse of Litchfield, Ervin Kruse of Mt. Olive; sisters, Virginia DuBree of New Douglas, Nellie Steele of White City; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brothers, Amil Kruse and Halbert Long; a sister, Nancy Stockamp; and one great grandchild.

Walch, Riley August

Private family services for Riley August Walch, infant son of Ryan A. and Debra Marie Whitley Walch, of Atwater, will be held Wednesday in Bethel Ridge Cemetery near Atwater with the Rev. Jerry Divjak and the Rev. Dean Probst officiating. Davis Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements. The baby died Friday, November 20, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Surviving besides his parents are grandparents, Robert and Elaine Walch of Raymond, Kenneth and Delores Whitley of Standard City; great grandparents, Harry and Peggy Moore, Pearl Walch, all of Farmersville, Margie Caufield of Standard City, dorothy Whitley of Nilwood.

Walker, Marshall G.

Marshall G. Walker, formerly of Litchfield, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 1999, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. He was 89 years old on August 30, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a resident of Bethany and was retired from the York Division of Borg - Warner Corporation where he worked as a machinist. He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and of American Legion Post 507 for more than 50 years. He was born in Virden, a son of David C. and Mary Bell Clark Walker, and attended schools in Litchfield. He married Helen Frances Tabaka on October 25, 1941, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, David A. Walker and wife Sharon of Decatur, George L. Walker and wife Faye of Morton; daughter, Barbara Phillippo and husband Larry of Fisher, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death wre two sisters. Services were held September 15 in Bethany with burial in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery there. McMullin-Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Walker, Vivian Faye

Services for Vivian Faye Walker, mother of Nancy Turcher of Donnellson, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Saba officiating. Committal service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Friends may call in the church on Thursday after 5 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to Memorial Medical Center Regional Cancer Center for Breast Cancer. Mrs. Walker died at 10:43 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center, Taylor Springs. She was 74 years old on November 23. She resided in Springfield for many years and worked there for 20 years as a cashier for National Food stores and for 5 years as a cashier for Schnucks. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Springfield. She was born in Virden, a daughter of Clyde, Sr., and Faye Akers Wilson. She married John Walker on April 19, 1950. He died March 15, 1985. Surviving besides the daughter, Nancy Turcher and husband Dennis, are three grandchildren, Staff Sgt. John Dautel with the Air Force in Okinawa, Japan, D.J. and Amber Tincher, both of Donnellson; and one great grandchild. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Wallace, Marvin E.

Services for Marvin E. Wallace, of Benld, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Cremation will be held. Mr. Wallace died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 1999, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo. He was 59 years old on August 3. He worked for the George Pacific Company in Mt. Olive where he was a cut off operator. He was born in Granite City, a son of Eddie and Mary Ruth Powers Wallace. He married Diana Partridge on February 14, 1973, in Granite City. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Walter Wallace of Vandalia, Jason Wallace of Benld; daughters, Dana Young of Moulton, Iowa, Jody Rost of Gillespie; his mother, Mary Ruth Percy of Granite City; brothers, Gerry Wallace of Cumming, Ga., William L. Percy Jr. of Wilsonville; sisters, Margaret Hileman of DeSoto, Mo., Rosemary Hogue of Granite City; and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Marvin Wallace Jr. and his father, Eddie Wallace.

Wallis, Marie A.

Services for Marie A. Wallis, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with Dr. Arthur Buell of the Barnett Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Wallis died at 4:52 p.m. Friday, January 29, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 84 years old on Feb. 19. She worked at P.& Hirsch Department Store in Litchfield for more than 20 years. She moved to Litchfield from Honey Bend in 1973. She was a deaconess of the Barnett Christian Church and a member of the Honey Bend Quilt Club. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Arthur and Anna Thunhorst Bohlen. She married Earl R. Wallis on July 13, 1940, in St. Louis. He died February 10, 1974. Surviving are daughters, Joann Tabaka of Litchfield, Beverly Jean and husband Dennis of Cambden, Miss., Patty Lynne Bishop and husband Larry of Litchfield; brothers, Clarence Bohlen of Staunton; sisters, Lucille Skinner of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Terry K. Hall of Highland, Trisha Coleman of Jackson, Miss., Michael Tabaka and Craig Walch of Litchfield; and seven great grandchildren, Tiffany Parnell of Highland, Trista Tabaka of Arizona, Craig Walch, Jr., Katie and Kari Walch, Kevin Black and Jaime Hall, all of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were brothers, Arthur, Harry and George Bohlen; a sister, Ida Skinner; a granddaughter, Tracy Jolyn Sharp; and a great grandson, Michael Hall. Services for Marie A. Wallis, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. this morning in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Buell, pastor of the Barnett Christian Church, officiated. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Blest Be the Tie that Binds." Paul Hampton was the vocalist and Michelle Sweet, the organist. Pallbearers were Louis Coleman, Michael Tabaka, Dennis Sharp, Larry Bishop, Jimmy Hall and Craig Walch. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Walch, Jr., and Kevin Black. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Mrs. Wallis, 84, died Friday, January 29, in St. Francis Hospital.

Walters, Frank Adam

Funeral services for Frank Adam Walters, of Hillsboro, will be private with Perfetti Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Parkinson Research Center, Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, 660 South Euclid, Box 8111, St. Louis, MO 63110. Mr. Walters died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 77 years old on January 14, and an Army veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific theater. He taught in the Hillsboro School District for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent at the Junior High. He retired in 1975. He was principal, teacher and coach at the Panama High School for three years before transferring to Hillsboro. He also taught and coached at Hillsboro High School for one year. He attended Eastern Illinois University, earning a bachelor's degree in Education in 1949. He then went on to earn a masters degree in Education from the University of Illinois in 1954. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, National Education Association, Illinois Education Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was born in Panama, a son of John and Clara Novak Walters. Surviving are his wife, fthe former Bernice Fuller; children, Janet Smietana and husband Paul of Palatine, Betty Faron and husband Charles of Downers Grove, David Walters and wife Pamela of Springfield; a sister, Helen Hancock of Panama; three grandchildren, Adam, Emily and Sarah Smietana. Preceding him in death were a sister, Clara Brandt and a brother, Edward Walters.

Wankel, Madalene

Services for Madalene Wankel, of Litchfield, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Jacksonville with burial in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery there. Miss Wankel died at 5:44 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 54 years old on March 31. She was born in Effingham a daughter of Virgil R. and Bessie E. Smith Wankel. Surviving are her mother, Bessie Wankel and a brother, Jim Wankel, both of Jacksonville.

Ward, Grace E.

Services for Grace E. Ward, formerly of Butler, were held today in O'Fallon, Mo., with burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Church of Christ of Springfield, of which she was a member. Mrs. Ward died Friday, August 28, 1998, in Twin Oaks Estates at O'Fallon. She was 88 years old on February 2. She worked for Federal Judge Omer Poos for several years in Springfield before she retired. She was born in Butler, a daughter of Max and Gertrude Hogsett Fromknecht, and was married twice. Her first husband was Arthur Phelps and her second, Louis Ward. Both preceded her in death. Surviving are sons, Ross E. of St. Peters, Mo., Paul C. of Chicago; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Wargausky, Theodora

Memorial service for Theodora Wargausky, sister in law of Ann Vlasich Wargausky of Gillespie, will be held at 6:30 p.m. January 11 in SS. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville. Her remains have been donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Miss Wargausky died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Carlinville Hospital. She was 89 years old on February 7. Born in Ladd, she was a daughter of Anton and Martha Pronskaitis Wargausky.

Wargo, George

Services for George Wargo, of Benld, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Wargo died at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old on October 7, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired coal miner. He was born in Mt. Olive, a son of George and Anna Kocis Wargo, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death were six brothers, Frank, Edward, John, Steve, Joseph and Albert Wargo and three sisters, Ann Brad, Martha Onderisin and Mary Lay.

Warmann, Lydia E.

Services for Lydia Emma Warmann, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis. Friends may call from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, the Ebenzer Lutheran Church of St. Louis or to Cancer Research. Mrs. Warmann died at 12:24 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 75 years old last December 14. She was employed as a sales clerk at Dillards in St. Louis before she retired. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive, the Immanuel Quilters and Lydia Circle. She was a former member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in St. Louis. She was born and reared in Palco, Kansas, a daughter of Chriss A. Ida L. Albrecht Wolf. She married Ottmer A.L. Warmann on September 30, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Vincent Warmann and wife Carolyn of St. Louis; daughters, Barbara Henning and husband Jerry, Sandra Vierdag and husband Robert, all of St. Louis; sisters, Rosella Lueker and husband Elmer of Worden, Hilda and LaVera Wolf of Mt. Olive; seven grandchildren, Dawn, Katie, Rachel, Andrew, Joel, Jason and Justin. Preceding her in death was a grandson, Jeffery. Following the services a lunch will be served for family and friends by members of the Lydia Circle in the Immanuel Educational building. Services for Lydia Emma Warmann, of Mt. Olive, were held at 10 this morning in Immanuel Lutheran Church there. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis. Ernie Thomack was both organist and soloist. He sang the 23rd Psalm and accompanied the congregation as they sang "Amazing Grace" and "Beautiful Savior." Pallbearers were her sons in law, Jerry Henning and Robert Vierdag; grandsons, Joel Henning and Jason Vierdag; nephew, Elmer Lueker Jr.; and Arlin Duelm. Following the service at the the church a lunch was served to family and friends in the Immanuel Educational building by members of the Lydia Circle. Mrs. Warmann, 75, died Sunday, November 28, in St. Francis Hospital.

Warnsing, Bertha Mae

Services for Bertha Mae Warnsing, of Raymond, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Raymond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in rural Nokomis. Friends may call on Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond United Methodist Church. Mrs. Warnsing died at 12:52 this morning, Monday, March 15, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 95 years old last April 29. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Raymond and was involved with Home Extension over the years. She was a high school graduate and attended nursing school for two years. She was born in Irving, a daughter of Albert and Nellie McHugh White. She married Ross Lamar Warnsing on October 2, 1926, in Rountree Township near Nokomis. He died in 1977. Surviving are sons, Keith Warnsing and wife Irene of Taylorville, Leon Warnsing and wife Martha of Raymond; daughter, Doris June House of Raymond; brothers, William White of Detroit, Mich., Wayne White of Irving; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Norma Braye; brothers, Raymond, Wilbur, Leslie and Ben White; sisters, Gertrude Armstrong, Margie McCulley, Alberta Madge and Bessie Linton. Services for Bertha Mae Warnsing, of Raymond, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Raymond United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kent Lolling officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in rural Nokomis. Congregational song was "The Old Rugged Cross." Tom Mulch sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." Organist was Martha Jo Mulch. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Greg House and Lemar Lipe, both of Witt, Tom Irwin and Scott Roach, both of Raymond, Daniel Warnsing of Taylorville, Mark Warnsing of Divernon, Mitchell Warnsing of Auburn and Randy Warnsing of Sullivan. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Warnsing, 95, died Monday, March 15, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. An addition to her obituary which appeared in Monday's paper is that two grandchildren, Susan R. and Larry D. House, preceded her in death.

Warren, Alpha L.

Services for Alpha L. Warren, of Carlinville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Davis - Anderson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Doyle Miller officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Warren died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 1999, in Sunshine Manor. She was 86 years old last December 2. She was born in Oates, Mo., a daughter of Orbus and Isabella Meyers Volner. She married Mike Martin in 1931 and he died in 1939. She then married Lige Warren on June 21, 1940, in Patosie, Mo. He died April 8, 1980. Surviving are sons, Vernon Martin of Mulberry Grove, Jim Martin of Gillespie, Darrel Martin of Litchfield, Harold Martin of Lake Park, Ga., Claude Warren of Pittsfield, John Warren of Chesterfield, Ellis Warren of Columbia, Mo.; daughter, Murel Pocklington and husband Warren of Carlinville; sister, Ruby Alexander of Springfield, Mo.; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Leonard Martin; five brothers; two sisters; and a grandson, Jason Plockington.

Warren, Beverly Sinclair

Funeral arrangements for Beverly Sinclair Warren, formerly of Litchfield, are pending in Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. Sinclair, 58 of Edwardsville, died at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in Maryville Hospital. She is the mother of Charles Sinclair of Litchfield. Services for Beverly Ann Warren, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Revisky, of the Christian Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association or the Leukemia Society of America. Mrs. Warren, of Edwardsville, died at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Anderson Hospital at Maryville. She was 58 years old on May 31. She was an amateur artist and had worked as a bookkeeper for McKay Auto Parts and in advertising for the News-Herald. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield and taught Sunday school there. She was also a member of Lavonne Chapter No. 55 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Cruisin' Classics Car Club of East Alton. She was a 1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with a degree in business. She was born in Harco, a daughter of Charles and Emma Griffiths Takacs. She married John Sinclair in February 1961 in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield; he preceded her in death. On September 7, 1984, she married Richard R. Warren in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield; he survives. Surviving also are sons, Charles R. Sinclair and wife Kelly of Litchfield, Paul T. Sinclair and wife Billi of Monticello; step sons, Richard R. Warren Jr. and wife Karla of New Douglas, Robert J. Warren and wife Missy of El Paso, Texas; her mother, Emma Zucchini of Litchfield; a brother, Jerry Takacs and wife Barb of Bloomington; and eight grandchildren. Her father, Charles, preceded her in death. Services for Beverly Ann Warren, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Revisky, of The Christian Church of Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "In the Garden," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Because He Lives." Pallbearers were Marion Bonucchi, Gene Dailey, Walter Volentine, all of Edwardsville, John Groves of Atwater, Art Konnecker of Carlinville and Kenny Littrell of Litchfield. Following the services a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Mrs. Warren, 58 of Edwardsville, died Tuesday, March 9, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville.

Warren, Billie C.

Services for Billie C. Warren, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Charles Campbell of Coffeen officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Coffeen with military rites conducted at graveside by the VFW Post. Mr. Warren died at 10:01 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Montgomery Health Care Center. He was 79 years old on June 8, and an Army veteran of World War II. He resided in Coffeen for the past 20 years having moved there from Detroit, Michigan, where he worked in heat treating in the steel indusry for approximately 30 years. He retired in 1981 as a painter with Ronk Electric in Nokomis. For the past several hears he worked as a school crossing guard in Coffeen. He was born in Barkerville, Tenn., a son of Milton and Annie Choate Warren. He married Kay Thomas in Tennessee after World War II and they were later divorced. He married Lila Snider King on February 14, 1975, in Dearborn, Mich. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Pamela Kellem and husband Randy of Erie, Mich., Paula Hale and husband Donny of Erie, Mich.; sons, Johnny Warren and wife Donna, Jeff Warren, Joe Warren and wife Carol, all of Michigan; step children, Joan Subhan, Linda King, Ed King, Madeline King and Kathy Riddle, all of Michigan; a sister, Loive Warren of Florida; several grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Waters, Imogene F.

Services for Imogene F. Waters, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Father David Schmidt, pastor of Holy Family parish, officiating. Burial will be idn St. Patrick's Cemetery, Godfrey. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Alzheimer's Disease research or the Montgomery County West Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Waters died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 77 years old last August 29. She had worked as a houskeeper at the old Barry Nursing Home in Litchfield and was an avid bingo player. She was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark., a daughter of Marvin and Alta Lorsbach Johnson. Her first marriage, to William Denton, ended in divorce. On January 13, 1962, she married Paul J. Waters. He preceded her in death on September 6, 1977. Surviving are sons, Kevin Denton of Springfield, Kennedy Waters and wife Kathy of Litchfield; daughter, Kim Nowlan and husband Dennis of Chicago; brother, Gale Lorsbach of Apple Valley, Minn.; sister, Barbara Ray of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Watson, Diane E.

Services for Diane E. Watson, formerly of Staunton, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dan Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Watson died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 1998, in her home in Cottage Hills. She was 54 years old on July 25. She had resided in Cottage Hills for the past 34 years was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church there. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Remo Raymond and Verneda Meyer Masinelli. She married Vernon Watson on December 27, 1963, in Staunton. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Vernon Scott Watson and wife Bobbie of Alton, Mark Watson of Moro, Cory Watson of Cottage Hills; her mother, Verneda Masinelli of Staunton; sister, Doris Cunningham and husband William Jr. of Litchfield; brothers, Dennis Masinelli and wife Dianne of Staunton, Donald Masinelli and wife Lou Ann of White Hall, Montana. Her father, Remo Raymond Masinelli, preceded her in death.

Watson, Rosetta E.

Funeral services for Rosetta Eilene Watson, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Ronald Rhodus officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Eastern Star rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carlinville Hospice. Mrs. Watson died Monday, September 20, 1999, in her home. She was 76 years old on February 22. She resided in Hillsboro most of her life and worked for the Hillsboro Glass Company for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Ora and Emily Louisa Paddock Lang. She married Ralph Leroy Watson on July 25, 1941 in Bowling Green, Mo. He died September 16, 1994. Surviving are sons, Leroy Watson and wife Sandy of Charleston, Ronald Watson and wife Connie of Hillsboro; a daughter, Media Criswell and husband Harry of Elkville; sister, Bonita Adams of Topeka, Kan.; three grandchildren, five great grandsons and a great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were 11 siblings.

Weaver, Hoyt E.

Services for Hoyt E. Weaver, of Sorento, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento. The Rev. Linda Peyla officiated. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mr. Weaver died at 3:26 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 1998, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital. He was 57 years old on April 8. He had resided in the local area since 1992, but lived most of his life in northwest Indiana. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Hillsboro Moose Lodge. He was born in Shatfield, Texas, a son of Hoyt and Hazel Garrison Weaver. He married Sharon Bogus on May 16, 1964, in Chicago. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jeff Weaver and wife Amanda of Colorado; Sheryl Reynolds and husband Mark of Fort Polk, La.; his mother and stepfather, Hazel and Claire Tarr; brothers, Dean and Tom Weaver, both of California; a sister, Jetonne Fugun of Texas; and five grandchildren. His father, Hoyt Weaver, preceded him in death.

Webb, Helen M.

Services for Helen Margaret Webb, of Litchfield, were held at 10 this morning in Meinschein Funeral Home. Father David Schmidt of Holy Family Catholic Parish officiated. Kathy Skinner was the organist. Pallbearers were Dale Weller Jr., Dennis Roach, Lloyd Irvin, Tony Meyer and Ryan Bolar. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Webb died at 6:33 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999, in her home. She was 86 years old on August 26. She worked for Brown Show Company for 22 years and also at Roller Derby for 12 years, both in Litchfield. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was born in St. Louis, a daughter of John and Patricia Glowaz Orblish. She married Walter H. Webb on May 5, 1933, in Litchfield. He died November 6, 1981. Surviving are a brother, George Orblish of Litchfield; sisters, Sophie Adams, Regina Weller of Litchfield; three grandchildren, Robert L. Webb and wife Lou of Litchfield, Brian R. Webb and wife Teresa of Butler, Debbie Meyer and husband Tony of Litchfield; and four great grandchildren, Amy and Lindsey Webb of Butler, Justin Webb of Hudson, N.C. and Ryan Webb of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a son, Richard Lee Webb on May 2, 1998; brothers, John and Joe Orblish; and sisters, Blanche Orblish and Margaret Childers.

Webb, Phyllis A.

Services for Phyllis A. Webb, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church of Farmersville with the Revs. Jerry Divjak and Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery at Raymond. Friends may call in Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and in the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville © Waggoner Bike Trail rest stop. Mrs. Webb died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, August 23, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 62 years old last September 4. She was co owner of Webb Insurance Company and a member of the Waggoner United Methodist Church. She was a 1953 graduate of Farmersville High School. She was born near Farmersville, a daughter of Jesse and Mary Fyffe Dunkel. She married Bruce L. Webb on April 4, 1955, in the Farmersville Methodist Church. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Steven R. Webb of Waggoner; daughters, Barbara Farrar, wife of Ray Durston of Waggoner, Marla J. Hitchings and husband Jim of Waggoner; sisters, Lorrie Farrington of Girard, Rev. Virginia Mackey of Silverthorn, Colorado, Mary Bedinghaus of Waggoner. A brother, Donald, preceded her in death. CORRECTION Among the survivors of Phyllis Webb, of Litchfield, not included in the obituary on Monday were nine grandchildren.

Webb, Ronald Kenneth

Services for Ronald Kenneth Webb, of Bunker Hill, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Osborn, of Livingstones Fellowship, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Webb died at 11:57 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 61 years old on August 10. He was a veteran serving both with the Army and the Air Force during the Korean Conflcit and in peacetime. He also worked as a cook with an offshore oil rig, before he retired. He was a member of the Livingstones Fellowship. He was born in Alton, a son of Grover Kenneth and Esther Mae Boyd Webb. Surviving are sons, Hiram David Webb of Colton, Calif., Tonny Webb of Upland, Calif.; daughters, Abigail Diane Webb of Marino Valley, Calif., Dee Dee Bautista of Pomona, Calif.; brothers, James Webb of Fruitland, Wash., Daniel Webb of George, Wash., Richard Webb of Cottage Hills, Gary Webb of Hillview, Timothy Webb of Bunker Hill, Gregory Webb of East Alton; sisters, Bonnie Glover of Woodburn, Judy Brimberry of Quincy, Wash.; nine grandchidlren and two great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Freddy and a sister, Rosemary Webb.

Weber, Dwight O.

Services for the Rev. Dwight O. Weber, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church with the Revs. Donald Langhoff and Jonathan Bontke officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery at Steeleville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville, Ill., or KFUO Radio. Rev. Weber died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, October 4, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 68 years old on June 26. He was reared in Harlingen, Texas, and graduated from high school there. After serving in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955, he entered Concorida Theological Seminary in Springfield where he earned a bachelor's degree in ministry. He then attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, earning a master's degree in Sacred Theology. He served pastorates at St. Paul's in Lewistown, Mich., Our Savior's in Hillsboro, St. Paul's in Steeleville, and Immanuel at Campbell Hill. He retired in 1995 and returned to Litchfield. A member of Zion Lutheran Church here, he was also a member of the Men's Club and the Golden Age Club of the church. He was born in Harlingen, Texas, a son of Ortwin and Genevieve Guthrie Weber. He married Evelyn R. Gruber on July 1, 1962, in Litchfield at the Zion Lutheran Church. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Paul Weber and wife Heather of Anna, Eric Weber of St. Louis; daughters, Esther Loeffler and husband Ray of St. Charles, Mo., Joyce Nikkila and husband Eric of New Douglas; brothers, Leonard and Earl Weber of Harlingen; and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Joyce Weber. Services for Rev. Dwight O. Weber, of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Donald Langhoff was the officiant and Rev. Jonathon Bontke, liturgist. A presentation was made on behalf of the Southern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod was the president, Herbert C. Mueller. Musical selections were "Lift High the Cross," "Crown Him with Many Crowns" and "For All the Saints." Organist was Ernie Thomack. A luncheon for family and friends was served by the Zion Ladies Aid following the service. Committal service was held at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Cemetery at Steeleville. Rev. Weber, 68, died Monday, October 4, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Wedekind, Alta A.

Services for Alta A. Wedekind, of Raymond, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Raymond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kent Lolling officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Hough Funeral Home or from on hour before the service Monday in the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to the church. Mrs. Wedekind died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 92 years old on February 3. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher there. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women's Organization, past president of WSCS and a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. She was born in Gordonville, Mo., a daughter of August and Anna Grebe Eggimann. She married Lawrence Wedekind on October 31, 1928, in Gordonville, Mo. He died September 26, 1981. Surviving are sons, Robert Wedekind of Litchfield, Gerald Wedekind of Raymond, James Wedekind of Groveland; a brother, Norman Eggimann of Jackson, Mo.; sister, Alice Nussbaum of Jackson, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Walter and Elmer Eggimann and sisters, Ella Blumenberg, Cora Hoffman, Helen Hopper and Alma Gipson.

Weidler, Ruth A.

Services for Ruth Ann Weidler, of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church with the Revs. Donald Langhoff and Jonathan Bontke officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p[.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Zion Lutheran Eduational Grant Fund. Mrs. Weidler died at 5:56 p.m. Monday, August 9, 1999, in her home. She was 77 years old on January 17. She and her husband, Floyd, operated Weidler Motor Company in Litchfield and she served as the secretary - treasurer for the business for several years. She also worked for the Mt. Olive Motor Sales for 12 years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Ladies Aid, Tape Ministry, Lutheran Women's Missionary and the Interanational Lutheran Laymen's League. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Fred and Adella Schultz Ostermann, and graudated from Mt. Olive High Shcool in 1940. She married Floyd F. Weidler on May 31, 1952, in Mt. Olive. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Dale F. Weidler and wife Sandy of Litchfield; daughter, Diane Hunsley and husband Mark A. of Lincoln; two grandsons, Bryce and Brent Hunsley. Services for Ruth Anna Weidler, of Litchfield, were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church. The Revs. Donald Langhoff and Jonathan Bontke officiated. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Keith Marburger, organist, accompanied the congregation as they sang "How Great Thou Art," "Be Still, My Soul" and "Abide with Me." Pallbearers were Mark Anderson, Ron Buehrer, Ed Helgen, Herman Helgen, Olind McPherson and Roy Niemann. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends by the Zion Ladies Aid. Mrs. Weidler, 77, died Monday, August 9, in her home.

Weitekamp, Howard F.

Services for Howard Francis Weitekamp, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Christ the King Church, Springfield, with the Rev. David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery, Farmersville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 South Koke Mill road, Springfield. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Mr. Weitekamp died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999, in his Springfield home. He was 69 years old on May 6. He was owner of Refrigeration Distributing Company before he retired. He was a graduate of Waggoner High School and Bailey Technical School. He was born in Raymond, a son of Leo and Lucille Berger Weitekamp. He married Barbara Limes on September 30, 1950. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Rick Weitekamp of Springfield, William Weitekamp of Clinton, Dennis Weitekamp of Rochester; daughters, Judith Velez of Ozark, Mo., Brenda Rolle of Peoria, Susan Weitekamp of Springfield, Margaret Weitekamp of Dallas; brothers, Al Weitekamp of Wisconsin, Ray Weitekamp of Arizona, Roy Weitekamp of Raymond; sisters, Marian Walber of Wisconsin, Loretta Boone of Springfield, Lorraine Flanagan of California; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Following the committal service in Farmersville, a luncheon for family and friends will be served in the Knights of Columbus Hall there.

Weir, William (Scotty)

Services for William "Scotty" Weir, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Christian Church of Litchfield with Steve Revisky, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the building fund of the church. Mr. Weir died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 80 years old on May 16, and an Army veteran of World War II. He worked at Roller Derby and Echlin in Litchfield before he retired. Prior to that he worked for Brown Shoe Company for 27 years. During the war his overseas service was in Italy. He was a member of the Christian Church of Litchfield and an active member of Calico Twirlers Dance Club. He was born in Granite City, a son of William and Mary Elizabeth Smith Weir. He married Wilma Neoma File on April 25, 1943, in the Union Avenue Christian Church of Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Joseph Scott Weir and wife Linda of Dallas, Texas, Robert George Weir and wife Laura of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Sharon Lynn Williams and husband Larry of Allegan, Mich.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Tinsman and husband Allen of Litchfield; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Tonya Joyce Jacobs; brother, Marvin Allen Weir; sisters, Mildred Leath Brown and Frances Thompson. Services for William "Scotty" Weir, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Christian Church of Litchfield. Steve Revisky, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Two of his grandchildren played a part in the services. Patricia Williams performed the trumpet solos "These Hands" and "How Great Thou Art." At graveside she played "Taps" while Tyler Weir, a Boy Scout, stood at attention. Kathleen Chandler led the congregation in singing "Does Jesus Care." Gail Felts was the pianist. Pallbearers were Larry Tucker, Charles Brown, Loyd Nail, Bill Matthis, Bob Smith and Steve Miller. Mr. Weir, 80, died Tuesday, September 29, in St. Francis Hospital.

Weisbaum, Dr. M. Byron

Memorial service for Dr. M. Byron Weisbaum, who had a home at Lake Lou Yaeger for a time, will be held at noon Tuesday, August 18, in Temple B'rith Shalom, Springfield. Boardman © Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Dr. Weisbaum died Monday, August 10, 1998, in his Springfield home. He was 87 years old. He specialized in medical and surgical ophthalmology until his retirement in 1988, and held membership in many medical societies. He was a past president of the Illinois Society of Ophthalmology, founding director of the Hope School for the Blind and served as its president from 1961 to 1972, member of Rotary International for 38 years. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine and took his specialty training at the University of Tennessee. He had resided in Springfield since 1925, but also had a home in the Lake Lou Yaeger vicinity. His property at the lake flanked a road used by leaseholders to get to campsites along the lakeshore. He attempted to block the road with a heavy cable and trees until the leaseholders, some 56 of them, sought and won an injunction in Montgomery County Circuit Court in July 1979. He was born in Chicago, a son of David and Hattie Weisbaum. His wife, the former Marilyn Rossiter, preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, David and Jon Weisbaum and daughters, Lindy Seltzer and Marty Brunner; a sister, Dorys Berg; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Welborn, Beatrice P.

Services for Beatrice P. Welborn, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Thurman Parish officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, Staunton, or the R.L.D.S. Church in Sawyerville. Mrs. Welborn died at 11:17 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 91 years old on March 14. She was born in Grandon, Mo., a daughter of James and Mae Nance Sharp. She married Holbert Welborn on July 26, 1925, in Madison. He died June 5, 1985. Surviving are a son, Daniel Welborn of Staunton; a daughter, Donna Hesson of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Atlas Langston of South Venice, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Preceding her in death were a son, Gene Welborn; a brother, Everett Sharp; and a grandson, David Welborn.

Welch, Gladys P.

Services for Gladys P. Welch, of Gillespie, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Welch died at 9:03 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 90 years old on September 25. She worked in the Records department of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in St. Louis before she retired, and was a member of the Blue Cross - Blue Shield Retiree Club. She was born in Brushy Mound Township near Carlinville, a daughter of John and Emma Gimlin Perrine. Her first marriage was to Ross Anderson. She married Harold G. Welch on January 19, 1973, in Carlinville. He died March 15, 1992. Surviving are daughters, Eveline Ferguson Calame and husband Tracy of Godfrey, Jacqueline Rideout and husband Donald of Swansea; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Ted and Bill Perrine and sisters, Leta Trotter and Goldie Novak.

Welch, Walter

Services for centenarian Walter Welch, of Worden, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clark Schwappach officiating. Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Welch died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, December 13, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. He was 101 years old on November 14. He farmed all of his life and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Worden. He was born in Worden, a son of Otis and Mary Unger Welch. Surviving is a brother, Leroy Welch of Staunton. Preceding him in death were two sisters and two brothers.

Welge, Lola B.

Services for Lola B. Welge, of Raymond, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery at Raymond. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Service. Mrs. Welge died at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. She was 98 years old last February 15. She was a member of the Waggoner Christian Church, Royal Neighbors and the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 701 of Waggoner. She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, a daughter of Henry and Ova Porter Norton. She married Earl Joseph Welge on November 17, 1917, in Alton. He died April 4, 1979. Surviving are sons, Clarence Welge and wife Ruth of Raymond, Robert Welge of Farmersville; daughters, Marcella Woods, Dorothy Roach and husband Fred, all of Raymond, and Frances Waldeck of Farmersville; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Grace Norton; a granddaughter, Robin Welge and grandsons, Jeremy and Jason Wills. Services for Lola B. Welge, of Raymond, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Lolling, pastor of the Raymond United Methodist Church, officiated. Elaine Walch was the organist. Pallbearers were Charlie Hobson, Kevin and Jason Waldeck, all of Farmersville, Chris Roach of Raymond, Jason Tyszko of Hillsboro and Matt Waldeck of Harvel. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Following the committal service a meal was provided for the family and friends by the women of the Raymond United Methodist Church. Mrs. Welge, 98, died Sunday, January 17, in Hillsboro Health Care Center.

Welge, Wayne Willis

Memorial service for Wayne Willis Welge, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery. His cremains will be interred in the Welge family plot by his daughter, Elizabeth R. Welge and granddaughter, Alice Hussey, both of San Diego, Calif. Mr. Welge, of Santa Monica, Calif., died October 31, 1997, in Encinitas, Calif. He was 71 years old the previous January 23. Before he retired, he was employed as a civil engineer. He was born in Hillsboro, the youngest child of Frederick William and Elzia Mae Hendricks Welge, and was the last surviving sibling.

Weller, Marie L.

Services for Marie L. Weller, formerly of Raymond, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hough Funeral Home there with the Rev. Clifford officiating. Burial will be in Raymond City Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Marie Weller Memorial Fund at the Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church. Mrs. Weller, who resided with her son in Irvine, Calif., died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 22, 1999, in Irvine Medical Center. She was 96 years old on April 2. She attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago from 1923 to 1927, and taught music and grade school for eight years in Lutheran schools in Chicago. She was born in Rao Con Dos Valles, Brazil, a daughter of the Rev. Henry and Sophie Schroeder Wittrock, and was reared in Brazil and Argentina where her father was a missionary. She married Roy Reiner Wempen on August 22, 1930, in Raymond. He died May 14, 1969. Later, on June 9, 1972, she married Euceil Weller. He died December 8, 1980. Surviving are a son, Ronald Reiner Wempen of Irvine; daughter, Eleonora Estelle Ramthun of Brookfield, Wis.; step daughter, Sonja LaForge of Lincoln; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four brothers and three sisters.

Weller, Nancy Jo

Services for Nancy Jo Weller, of Raymond, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield, with the Rev. David Moreland of Jacksonville officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery at Raymond. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the Raymond - Harvel Ambulance Center. Mrs. Weller died at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 56 years old on December 23. She worked in sales with the Furniture Doctor and Antique Mall in Litchfield and enjoyed collecting antiques and other collectibles. She also enjoyed going to flea markets and auction sales and doing crafts. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Raymond and Freda Burner Meritt. She married Donald Lee Weller on June 5, 1993, in Raymond. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Kenneth Hooper and wife Linda of Anderson, Ind., Jackie J. Martin of New Port Richey, Fla.; step son, Randy Martin of Phoenix, Ariz.; step daughters, Renee Wood and husband Alan of Carmel, Ind., Beth Smith and husband Todd of Indianapolis, Ind., Shelley Henderson and husband Brian of Salem; brothers, Jimmy Meritt of Raymond, Kenneth and Jackie Meritt of Fairfield; and 10 grandchildren. Services for Nancy Jo Weller, of Raymond, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. David Moreland of Jacksonville officiated. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond. Musical selections were "Softly and Tenderly," "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were Jim Brinkman of Hillsboro, Gordon Longhta of Springfield, Todd Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Ray Swanson of Litchfield, Ross Weller of Skiatook, Okla., and Alan Wood of Carmel, Ind. Mrs. Weller, 56, died Wednesday, March 3, in Hillsboro Hospital.

Weller, Tim Dennis

Services for Tim Dennis Weller, of Litchfield, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home with Brother Ed Diveley, pastor of the Southside Church in Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Weller Family Trust. Mr. Weller died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 40 years old last August 20. His heart valves were donated to three recipients as a result of organ donation. He worked for Rovey's Landscaping and Lawn Service and previously worked for International Paper Company and Consumer Plastics, all in Litchfield. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Richard Duane and Marilyn Lucille Hoog Weller, and graduated from Litchfield High School in the class of 1976. He married Mary Jane Jarman on February 24, 1979, in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. They were later divorced. Surviving are his daughters, Amanda S. Weller, Stephanie Weller and Emily Weller, all of Litchfield; his parents, Richard and Marilyn Weller of Litchfield; a brother, Sam Weller and wife Patricia of Litchfield; a sister, Susan Gipson and husband Darold of Litchfield. Others surviving include nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Andrea and Brian Weller, Mallory and Nicholas Gipson. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Chester and Mary Weller and Vincent and Velma Lee Hoog. Services for Tim Dennis Weller, of Litchfield, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. Bro. Ed Diveley, pastor of Southside Church, officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton, also "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Pallbearers were Dennis Lewey, Jim Zuber, both of Hillsboro, Jason Long, Sterling Painter, Jim Stitt, Dennis Wendell, all of Litchfield. Honorary pallbearers were Don Angle, Dick Weiss, both of Litchfield, Dan Hoog of Livingston, Ed Hoog of Staunton. Following the committal service a meal was provided for the family and friends by the Women of the Moose. Mr. Weller, 40, died Saturday, March 27, in St. John's Hospital.

Wells, Cleo L.

Services for Cleo L. Wells, of Farmersville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the United Methodist Church there with the Rev. Jerry Divjak officiating. Full military rites will be accorded at graveside in Rovey Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday in Hough Memorial Home at Farmersville from 1 to 4 p.m., or Monday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Alzheimers or the Farmersville United Methodist Church. Mr. Wells died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 85 years old on February 8, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer until he retired in 1980, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Farmersville. He was born in Bond County, a son of Emery M. and Mable C. Hirsch Wells. He married Mary Lou Agnew on July 26, 1938, in Sycamore. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Deborah Wells of St. Louis and a sister, Lozella Netzley of Naperville. Preceding him in death was a brother, Albert E. Wells.

Wells, Effie R.

Services for Effie R. Wells, formerly of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the VNA Hospice, 3122 Brettwood Circle, Decatur, IL 62526. Mrs. Wells died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Mt. Zion. She was 81 years old on April 24. She was a beautician, last working in Stonington before she retired. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Royal Neighbors. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Michael and Emma Soukup Scire, and graduated from Benld High School. She married Forrest E. Wells on August 5, 1944, in Benld. Surviving are her husband, Forrest Wells in Decatur; a son, Michael Wells and wife Sally of Mt. Zion; a daughter, Pamela Long and husband Robert of Mt. Zion; a sister, Lillian Gillette of Benld; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Chester and Louis Scire.


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