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Wells, Virginia

Virginia Wells, formerly of Morrisonville, died June 28, 1998, in the Hospice House at Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 76 years old on June 1. She owned and operated Virginia's Cafe in Morrisonville for more than 20 years, beginning in 1952. She later operated a dress shop, The House of Fashion for more than 15 years. In 1995, she moved to Goleta, Calif., to be with her family. She was born on the family farm in Audubon Township, the last child of H.J. "Ben" and Mabel Pray Graden. She married Robert H. Stewart in June 1939. He died in January 1973. Her second husband, Dale Wells, also preceded her in death, in November 1991. Surviving are sons, Allen and Wayne Stewart of Goleta, Calif.; sister, Lucile Morgan of Hamburg, New York; six grandchildren and six great grandsons. A brother, Gilbert Graden, died in November 1994.

Welsh, Norma Roe

Services for Norma Roe Welsh, formerly of Coffeen, will be held at a later date at graveside in Greenhill Cemetery at Van Burensburg. The remains were cremated. Mrs. Welsh died Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in St. Claire Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. She was 71 years old on June 26. She was a 1945 graduate of Coffeen High School. She was born in Fayette County, a daughter of Henry and Irma Roe, and married John Welsh in 1951, in St. Louis. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Sandi Bordick of Delaware, Ohio, Donna Taylor of Pittsburgh, Debbie Moore of Versailles, Ky., Patti Krizman of Apollo Beach, Fla.; sisters, Doris Roe of Springfield, Wanda Ricci of Atlantic Beach, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Wendel, August J.

Services for August J. Wendel, of rural Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Wendel died at 9:06 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 1999, in his home in rural Litchfield. He was 84 years old on November 30. He worked in the maintenance department at St. Francis Hospital before he retired. In his early years he worked for the Litchfield Creamery, American Radiator in Litchfield, Allis - Chalmers in Springfield, Wabash Railroad, Hillsboro Foundry, Brown Show Company and for Darrell Savage at Litchfield Sanitation. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield and a past Moose member. He was born in Coal City, a son of August and Nelli J. Brown Wendel. He married Velma Pearl Quinn on June 10, 1936, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are sons, August John Wendel and wife Betty of Litchfield, Richard Wendel and wife Linda of Litchfield; daughters, Marjorie Ann Ellinger and husband Harold of Litchfield, Sarah Jo Lucykow of Litchfield, Janet Sue Gelsinger and husband Ron of Litchfield; 20 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Thomas L. Wendell; sister, Mary Jett; grandson, Richard Wendel; and two great grandchildren, Leigh Logsdon and Justin Flack. Services for August John Wendel, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Revs. Donald Langhoff and Jonathan Bontke of Zion Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery. Musical selections were "Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Paul Hampton was the vocalist and Michelle Sweet, the organist. Pallbearers were Ronnie Gelsinger, Dennis Wendel, Harold Ellinger, Bill Ellinger, Donnie Settles, Keith Cadmus. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Pezold, Craig Walch, Earl Flack and Mark Brazel. Mr. Wendel, 84, died Saturday, October 16, in his home. His wife, the former Velma Pearl Guinn, survives in rural Litchfield.

Wendel, Jr., Richard W.

Services for Richard W. Wendel, Jr., formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Wendel died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, May 21, 1999, in Snyder's Vaughn-Haven at Rushville. He was 28 years old on October 30. He worked for sanitation services and also through Labor Local 85 of Litchfield. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. An outgoing person, he enjoyed dancing, riding dirt bikes and swimming. He had played Little League baseball. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Richard W. Sr., and Linda Martincic Wendel. Surviving are a son, Richard W. Wendel III of East Alton; daughter, Ashley Davis of Litchfield; his parents, of Litchfield; sisters, Tammy Green of Litchfield, Tricia Cadmus and husband Keith of Sawyerville, Billie Jo Walch and husband Craig of Raymond; and paternal grandparents, August J. and Velma P. Wendel of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Frank and Emma Martincic. Services for Richard Wendel, Jr., formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Langhoff, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield, officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery. Music included solos by Paul Hampton of "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace" and by Linda Large of "If You Could But See Me Now." Michelle Sweet was the organist. Pallbearers were Frank Martincic, Dennis Wendel, Bill Ellinger, Todd DeWitt, Donnie Settles and Alan Logsdon. Mr. Wendel, 28, died Friday, May 21, in Rushville.

Wendel, Velma P.

Services for Velma Pearl Wendel, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Jonathon Bontke, associate pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Velma Wendel Memorial Fund. Mrs. Wendel died at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield. She was 82 years old on August 29. She worked in the central supply department of St. Francis Hospital for 23 years and in housekeeping at Barry Care Nursing Home, Litchfield, for two years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Litchfield. She was born in Albany, Ky., a daughter of George and Sarah Stewart Guinn. She married August John Wendel on June 10, 1936, in Litchfield; he died October 16, 1999. Surviving are sons, August John Wendel and wife Betty, Richard Wendel and wife Linda, all of Litchfield; daughters, Marjorie Ann Ellinger and husband Harold, Sarah Jo Lucykow, Janet Sue Gelsinger and husband Ron, all of Litchfield; a brother, George A. Guinn of Hillsboro; 20 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were four sisters, Marie Wheeler, Lucille Brazel, Alta Brazel, Esther Karrick; grandson, Richard Wendel; and two great grandchildren, Leigh Logsdon and Justin Flack. Services for Velma Pearl Wendel, of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Rev. Jonathan Bontke officiated. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery. During the service Michelle Sweet played the organ and Paul Hampton was the vocalist. Pallbearers were Ronnie Gelsinger, Dennis Wendel, Harold Ellinger, Bill Ellinger, Donnie Settles and Craig Walch. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Cadmus, Mark Brazel, Earl Flack and Doug Pezold. Mrs. Wendel, 82, died Saturday, December 25, in Heritage Manor of Litchfield.

Wernle, Wayne D.

Wayne D. Wernle, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday, November 5, 1998, in Anderson Hospital, Maryville. He was 63 years old on October 15. He was a farmer, member of the Salem United Church of Christ, the Salem Churchmen's Fellowship and the Madison County Farm Bureau. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Orville and Edith Spies Wernle. He married Maxine Henschen on November 24, 1957, in Alhambra. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kevin Wrenle of Gillespie, Scott Wernle of Highland, Dennis Wernle and Bryan Wernle, both of New Douglas; a daughter, Laurie Vosholler of Sorento; his mother, Edith Wernle of Alhambra. His father, Orville, preceded him in death. Services for Mr. Wernle were held Sunday in the Salem United Church of Christ. Burial was in Salem Cemetery at Alhambra. Dauderman Mortuary, Alhambra, was in charge of arrangements.

Wesbrook, Cody Milborne

Services for one day old Cody Milborne Chance Wesbrook, the infant son of Lee and Jennie Caudle Wesbrook of Waggoner, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hough Memorial Home, Farmersville, with the Rev. Elmer Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery at Atwater. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children's Center in the memory of Cody Wesbrook. The baby was born at 8:14 a.m. Tuesday and died at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Shawn Wesbrook of Waggoner; sisters, Kadie and Karie Kruschik of Wilsonville; grandparents, Don and Jane Caudle of Waggoner, Dorothy Cravens of Witt; great grandparents, Claude Caulde of Farmersville, Pearl Houston and husband Harold of Virden, Nora and Cotton Law of Litchfield. Preceding him in death were a grandfather, Lee Wesbrook in 1982 and a great grandfather, Raymond Higgins in 1961.

Westbrook, Loraine C.

Following private services in Springfield for Loraine C. Westbrook, formerly of Litchfield, graveside service will be held at noon Wednesday in Holy Cross Cemetery here with the Rev. Father David Schmidt officiating. Staab Funeral Home, Springfield is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to Leukemia Research or the University Hospital in Indianpolis, Ind. Mrs. Wesbrook, of New Berlin, died at 6:05 a.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, in St. John's Hospice, Springfield. She was 81 years old on September 6. She worked for the State of Illinois as a determinations specialist with the Mental Health department from 1958 to 1982 when she retired. From 1982 to 1997, she was the owner and operator of Loraine's Motor Coach Tours. She moved from Springfield to New Berlin 11 years ago. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, past president of the Community Outreach for Better Breathing, past president of the Springfield and Sangamon County Chapter 195 of AARP, served on the board of directors of Springfield Golden K Kiwanis Club. She was also a recipient of the Senior Citizens Commission Hall of Fame award in May 1992. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Arthur and Rosalie Hoog Clayton. Surviving are sons, Joseph E. Westbrook and wife Susan of Berwyn, Robert K. Westbrook and wife Linda of New Berlyn; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Westbrook, Wilma D.

Wilma Westbrook Wilma D. Westbrook, of Springfield, sister of Dean Hopper of Staunton, died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center. She was 64 years old on November 16. She was born in Roodhouse, a daughter of Benjamin K. and Clora E. Motley. Surviving are sons, Dennis and Terry Westbrook, both of Springfield; daughters, Diana Markle of Wilton, Iowa, Rhonda G. Sheppard of Auburn; mother, Clora E. Hopper of Alton; another brother, Charles Hopper of Bethalto; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Assembly of God Church, Springfield. Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Westfall, James E.

James E. Westfall, active in the Indian Grove camp ground at Coffeen, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in his home at Lincoln. He was 65 years old on October 11, and was an Army veteran having served from 1956 to 1958. He lived for many years in the Galesburg area where he worked for the former Rowe Manufacturing Company and the Galesburg Research Hospital. He was born in Galesburg, a son of Samuel and Margaret Johnson Westfall. His wife, the former Sherry Rennie whom he married in 1977 in East Galesburg, survives. Surviving also are two sons, four step children, four sisters, three brothers, and nine grandchildren, none from the area. Services took place in Knoxville with burial in the Knoxville Cemetery.

Whalen, O.P., Mary D.

Sister Mary Domitilla Whalen, O.P., formerly of Farmersville, died Wednesday, July 15, 1998, in the Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield. She was 90 years old on July 5. Born in Farmersville, she was one of the four children of John and Cornelia Brown Whalen, who all preceded her in death, including Sister M. Adeline, O.P. Sister Whalen entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters in 1926 and pronounced religious vows in 1929. She earned a Ph.D. at DePaul University, master's degree at the Univresity of Illinois a degree in special education at Cardinal Stritch. She taught in elementary schools throughout the state, including those in Jerseyville and Jacksonville and at the Cathedral and St. Patrick schools in Springfield. She also served as a principal and as a reading specialist in Chicago schools. She also ministered at the Sacred Heart Academy and at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1985. Friends may call from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Motherhouse. Prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Mass will said at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sacred Heart chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wheatley, Catherine

Services for Catherine Wheatley, formerly of Sorento, will be held at noon Saturday in Perfetti Funeral Home there with the Rev. Cliff Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Wycliffe Translator. Mrs. Wheatley, of San Diego, Calif., died at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 1999, in the San Diego hospital. She was 76 years old on March 1. She spent most of her life in the Sorento and Centralia areas. She attended the Sorento schools and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She became a teacher and taught in schools in Sorento and Vandalia a total of five years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was born was born in Sorento, a daughter of Robert and Leta Shult Nessl. She married John William "Bill" Wheatley on September 20, 1946, in Sorento. He died February 8, 1998. Surviving are sons, Kent and Pat Wheatley of Centralia, Alan Wheatley of San Diego; daughter, Peggy Faucett of Panarama City, Calif.; sisters, DeMova Vogel of Hillsboro, Opal Fern Matejka of Hudson, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was one brother.

Whisenant, John

Services for John Whisenant, brother of Sarah Brewer of Coffeen, were held at 11 this morning in Perfetti Funeral Home, Sorento. The Rev. Linda Peyla officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery at Reno. Mr. Whisenant died at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 1999, in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights after an illness of four months. He was 61 years old on June 10. He spent most of his life in the Chicago area and was a member of the Steel Workers Union there. His early years were spent in Alabama. He was born in Jappa, Alabama, a son of Owen and Mae Humphries Whisenant. He married Sharon Brewer on June 20, 1959, in Chicago. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Owen John Whisenant of Chicago; a daughter, Loralee Avecillas of Chicago; his mother, Mae Whisenant; brothers, Milford Whisenant of Cullman, Ala., Robert, Donald and Buford Whisenant, all of Arab, Ala.; other sisters, Jane Davidson of Florida, Mary Dowell of Indiana, Jean Carr of Arab and Kathy Nickels of Huntsville, Ala.; and one grandchild.

White, Alice J.

Services for Alice J. White, of rural Farmersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Farmersville©Waggoner Ambulance or to St. John's Hospice. Mrs. White died Saturday, September 26, 1998, in her home. She was 80 years old on July 4. She was a former president of the Farmersville Senior Citizens. She was born in Morrisonville, a daughter of John C. and Geneva Draper Wade. She married J. Chester White in 1939 in Morrisonville. He died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn Spelman and husband James of Virden; sons, David White and wife Mary Linda of Farmersville, Allen White and wife Jan of Auburn; brother, Norman Wade of Morrisonville; sister, Marilyn Neff of Gillespie; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

White, Allen D.

Services for Allen D. White, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family to help with medical expenses. Mr. White, of Lynnville, died at Sunday evening, September 13, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was 47 years old on May 2, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was area manager for Raco Security of Champaign. He enjoyed woodworking, flowers and gardening. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Luther Arthur and Freida Elzada Brewer White. He married Joyce Todd on June 19, 1980, in Jacksonville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Allen Dale White II of Dubuque, Iowa; daughters, Kerri Wilson and husband William of Beverly Hills, Fla., Terri Cowden and husband Kevin of Jacksonville; brothers, Bill, Tim and George White of Hillsboro, Ron White of Waggoner, David White of Springfield, Jeff White of Litchfield, Norman and Ray White of Coffeen; sisters, Frances Randle of Litchfield, Shirley McGill of Donnellson, Patricia Lynch of Irving, Nelda Stratton of Girard, Ruth Jernigen of Peoria; and four grandchildren.

White, C. Woodrow

Services for C. Woodrow White, formerly of the Coffeen area, were conducted this morning in the Miller Funeral Home at Vandalia. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in rural Fillmore. Mr. White died Sunday, September 19, 1999, in Fort Atkinson, Wis. He was 84 years old on February 2. Before he retired he worked for Yerges Van Lines and Lorman Iron and Metal in Fort Atkinson. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Cleve and Lola Boyd White. He marred Louise Roe on September 27, 1940. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Billie White of Houston, Texas; brothers, Dallas White of Ramsey, Elmer White of Beecher City; a sister, Ethel Stuart of Mulberry Grove; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were five brothers, Kenneth, Wilbur, Donald, Bill and I.J.

White, Jerry Wayne

Services for Jerry Wayne White, formerly of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Dawson and Wikoff Colonial Chapel North, Decatur. Burial was in Harristown Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Imboden Creek Living Center. Mr. White, of Decatur, died at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Imboden Creek Living Center there. He was 59 years old on July 1. He was senior assembly specialist in charge of construction of mining trucks with the Caterpillar Company. An Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post in Decatur. He was born in Parma, Mo., a son of Walter William and Stella Frances Warren White, and spent his younger years in Hillsboro. He married Janice Summer on February 1, 1963. She survives. Surviving also are a son, David Walter White and wife Tammy Jo of Decatur; daughter, Shirley Elizabeth White of Des Plaines; brothers, Robert White and wife Pauline of Walshville, Charles White and wife Phyllis of Decatur; sisters, Joan Saprito and husband Vincent of Clear Water, Fla., Wilma Paslay and husband William of Cerro Gordo, Mary Edna Kosiver and husband Jeff of Coventry, R.I.; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Audrey White. Preceding him in death was a brother, Evan White.

White, Merlin LaDoit

Private graveside services for Merlin LaDoit White, of Coffeen, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Traylor Cemetery in rural Coffeen. The Rev. Ron Tucker will preside. Visitation will also be private for family and close friends and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Toberman Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Auburn Emergency Squad or the Traylor Cemetery. Mr. White died Monday, February 1, 1999, at his son's home at Auburn. He was 84 years old on September 15. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction and working out of Local 520 of Mitchell until he retired. He was affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. He was born in Coffeen, a son of Edward H. and Esther L. Thacker White. His wife, the former Dorothy V. Williams whom he married July 14, 1941, died October 14, 1997. Surviving are sons, Stephen LaDoit White of Canyon Lake, Texas, Edward Mikel White of Auburn; and five grandchildren. A son, Gordon "Pete" White, preceded him in death.

White, Robert C.

Services for Robert C. White, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bass Funeral Home there with the Rev. Matt Ferguson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro or the Hillsboro Hospital Foundation. Mr. White died at 4:28 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 87 years old on November 25, and Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a partner in the Hillsboro law firm of Bullington and White, which later became Bullington, White, McPhail, Jarman and Evans, and a life-long resident of Hillsboro. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois Law School in Champaign. He was a 50-year member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge and also of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of Bliss Conant and Lela Fisher White. He married Ernestine K. Keller on November 26, 1938, in Champaign; she died March 6, 1995. He married Marthalee Whitten Hull on January 6, 1996, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are a son, David B. White and wife Nena of Hillsboro; step daughter, Lee Mook and husband Ted of Morton; a brother, Richard S. White of Sherman; three grandchildren, Bliss, Paul and Kristen K. White of Hillsboro; three step grandchildren, Charles, Douglas and Donald Mook; and two step great grandchildren, Andrew and Katie Mook. Preceding him in death were two brothers, John V. and Bruce F. White.

White, Selma F.

Services for Selma F. White, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 10 a.m. today in Meinschein Funeral Home. The Rev. James M. Fox, pastor of the First Church of God, Springfield, officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. White, of Springfield, died Friday, November 19, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center there. She was 87 years old on March 8. While residing in Litchfield she was a piano teacher for Eichar Music in Litchfield and also taught piano in her home. She was choir director, organist and pianist for the Presbyterian Church of Litchfield In Springfield, she worked for the House of Music as a piano teacher and as bookkeeper, and she was the organist and pianist for the First Church of God in Springfield. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Jesse and Bertha Daily Evans. She married Harold C. White on July 3, 1932, in Litchfield. He died March 1, 1977. Surviving are a son, Harole Lee White and wife Caren of Springfield; sisters, Catherine Hostetler of Taylor Springs and Mary David; grandchildren, Chrytal D. Call and Blake R. White of Springfield and a great grandson, Quentin Jacob Thomas Call. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Melvin, Pete and Bobby Evans.

White, Violet M.

Services for Violet M. "Peggy" White, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Bass Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mrs. White died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 88 years old on June 29. She was a seamstress in the clothing industry and also worked for DeMoulin's in Greenville before she retired. She resided for most of her life in the Hillsboro and Donnellson areas. She was born in Raymond, a daughter of Roy Franklin and Mary Elizabeth McCracken Massey. She married Carl White on April 30, 1966, in St. Louis. He died December 3, 1971. Surviving are daughters, Kay Barnett and husband Barney of Dahlgren, Marilyn McDonald and husband Tom of Silver Spring, Md.; a sister, Trudy Gardner of Highland; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers, Fred and Ray Massey and a sister, Ruth Olson.

White, William

William "Bill" White, brother of Wayne White of Irving, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, in Detroit, Michigan. He was 82 years old on March 8. He was born in Irving, a son of Albert and Nellie White. After graduating from Irving High School in 1934 and Hillsboro High School in 1935, he moved to Detroit. Surviving besides his brother are his wife, Ruby; sons, William Jr., Jerry, Roger and Glen White all of the Detroit area; a daughter, Kathy Welling, also of the Detroit area.

Whitford, Lillie F.

Services for Lillie F. Whitford, of Worden, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Gregory Ohrenberg officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery at Keyesport. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Worden Fire Department. Mrs. Whitford died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. She was 95 years old on August 10. She was born in Pana, a son of George and Maryetta Coleman Koontz. She married Ivy W. Whitford on August 10, 1926, in Vandalia. He died April 18, 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Vivian McClain and husband Eugene of Worden; son, Ivy Whitford Jr. and wife Katie of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Others surviving include a son in law John "Bing" Best of Worden. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Unabelle Best; son, John Whitford; four brothers and one sister.

Whitlatch, Gladys M.

Services for Gladys M. Whitlatch, formerly of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Chuck Ramsey, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Nokomis. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to Heart Association or the Cancer Society. Mrs. Whitlach died Thursday, October 8, 1998, in Winter Haven, Fla. She was 80 years old on January 19. She worked as a beautician before she retired and was a graduate of the Decatur School of Beauty Culture. She was born in Bantury, N.D., a daughter of Joseph and Edith Thompson Vits. The family moved to Pana when she was a small child. Her first husband, Emory Morgan, whom she married in 1944, died in 1974. She married Carl Whitlatch in 1980. He died in 1988. Surviving are a son, Eugene Morgan and wife Patricia of Winter Haven; step daughter, Judy Burk and Duane in Illinois; step son, Bell Whitlatch and wife Diane in Illinois; five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren. Among others surviving is her mother in law, Alma Morgan, who at age 97 lives in Schram City. Preceding her in death were a brother, Neil Vits in 1989 and a sister, Josephine in infancy.

Whitley, R.G.

Private family services for R.G. Whitley, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Kenneth Sandlin officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with military rites conducted at graveside by VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. No visitation will be held. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. Mr. Whitley died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 1998, in his home. He was 75 years old on March 16, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was owner and operator of Whitley Motors in Hillsboro from 1955 to 1981. He was active in civic life of the Hillsboro community serving as secretary of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and running for mayor of the city. He had resided in Hillsboro since 1952. A member of the Navy from 1940 to 1945, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time it was attacked by the Japanese. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, the Disabled American Veterans Association and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Following his discharge from the Navy, he attended school at Ford, Bacon Davis School of Industrial Technology in Chicago. Then in 1952, he moved to Hillsboro and was employed by Square Tool and Die until opening the automobile dealership which carried his name. He was born in Faison, North Carolina, a son of William and Pearl Bradshaw Whitley. He married Ludmilla Jagosh on May 21, 1945, in Hillsboro. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Dr. Ronald Whitley of Richmond, Va., Larry Whitley and wife Kris of Hillsboro, Dennis Whitley and wife Jeana of Sherman; brothers, William Whitley and wife Theresa of Hillsboro, Mitchel Whitley and wife Enice, Nelson Whitley, all of Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Ruby Smith of Wilmington, Emma Heath and husband Emmett of Newport News, Va., Ann Giacalone and husband Jack of Wilmington; and four grandchildren, Kristine and Aaron Whitley of Hillsboro, Reece and Mitchell Whitley of Sherman. Preceding him in death were a sister, Nellerie Straughan and a brother, Ronald E. Whitley.

Whitlock, Denver E.

Services for Denver Eldon Whitlock, of Coffeen, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Coffeen Free Methodist Church with the Revs. Ronald Tucker and Herbert H. Coate officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Coffeen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Toberman Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Building Fund of the Coffeen Free Methodist Church. Mr. Whitlock died Saturday, October 16, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 86 years old on August 1. He was a tool and die maker at Marvel - Schebler and Cashco, Inc. in Decatur for many years. He retired in 1976 and moved from Decatur back to Coffeen. He was reared in the Coffeen area, attending schools there and graduating from the Coffeen High School in 1932. He was a faithful church worker who taught Sunday school classes and served on boards and committees at the Free Methodist Church of Coffeen and also for the Gateway Conference. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of H. Arthur and Bertie Kimbro Whitlock. He married Martha L. Hicks on June 19, 1942, in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Rebecca Decesaro and husband Sam of Decatur; brothers, William Earl Whitlock of Litchfield, Jacob and Dale Whitlock, both of Springfield; sisters, Nelma Calame and husband Wilbur of Witt, Wilma Sharp and husband Earl and Thelma Whitlock, all of Coffeen. Preceding him in death were a brother, Dwight and sister, Mary.

Whitlow, Dorothy Irene

Services for Dorothy Irene Garvin Whitlow, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Hough and Sons Funeral Home there with the Rev. Eddie Diveley, pastor of South Side Church, Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Ware's Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to women's breast cancer research. Mrs. Whitlow died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 54 years old last September 8. She was an active participant in Hillsboro Old Settlers and the Wolf Pack Car Club. She attended school in White Hall, Alsey and the Hillsboro area. She was born in White Hall, a daughter of William and Florence Ruth Garvin, and was married to Arthur Durbin of Moline in 1961. After his death, she married Sam Whitlow of Hillsboro on June 27, 1980. He survives. Surviving also are sons, Art, Rodney, Scott and Joe Durbin, all of Moline and Brad Whitlow of Hillsboro; brothers, Thomas Garvin of Hillsboro, Rice Phillips of Hillsboro, Kenneth Phillips of Panama; sisters, Vickie Boyd of Hillsboro, Cathy Fenton of Butler, Deborah Turner of Panama City, Fla., Brenda Laurent of Taylor Springs and Pamela Snider of Hillsboro: and 10 grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a step father, Grant Phillips.

Whitten, Jesse Van

Services for Jesse Van Whitten, former mayor of Bingham and a teacher in the Bingham school for several years, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Miller Funeral Home, Fillmore. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery there. Friends may call in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Mr. Whitten died at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in Pana Hospital. He was 76 years old on December 30. He retired from the Alton School District after serving as custodian for 25 years. He was born in Bingham, a son of Jesse and Linda Hicks Whitten. He married Georgia Mae Naylor on December 19, 1942. She died in August 1982. Surviving are sons, Larry Whitten of Alton, Robert Whitten of Bethalto; daughters, Beverly Thompson of Pekin, Theresa Charlton of Wood River; brothers, Carl Whitten of Glendale, Calif., Lee Whitten of Landover, Md., Loren Whitten of Ramsey, Casey Whitten of Oreana, Billy Whitten of Effingham; sisters, Ila Grigg of Decatur, Loretta Bolte of Nokomis; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Whitten, Martha Ann

Services for Martha Ann Whitten, of Hillsboro, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bass Funeral Home with Dr. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Mrs. Whitten died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, August 31, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 85 years old on March 29. She spent most of her life in the Hillsboro area and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was born in Montgomery County, a daughter of William A. and Bertie Maude Owens Merriman. She married Kenneth N. Whitten on Mary 4, 1955. He died November 23, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca S. Whitten of Litchfield; step son, Kenneth R. Whitten of Maryland; brother, William H. Merriman of Taylor Springs; sister, Edna Moore of Mt. Auburn; and four grandchildren, Angel Michelle Whitten, Lucas Michael Clark, Samantha Jo Whitten, Alexa Nichole Clark. Preceding her in death were sisters, Viola Taylor, Nancy Watts and Helen Merriman and a half brother, Clarence Lack.

Wickline, Lester Loyd

Lester Loyd Wickline, former executive secretary of the Illinois State Genealogy Scoiety, died Tuesday, September 15, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. A resided in Lincoln and was 78 years old on February 4. He retired in 1980 after 21 years as business manager for the Lincoln Developmental Center and was active in the Masonic organization, the American Legion and the Red Cross. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the China © Burma © India theater. Born in Harristown, he was a son of Edward L. and Edith Hill Wickline, and married Mildred Young in 1939 in Bethany. She survives. Services are being held Saturday in Lincoln with burial in the Smyser Cemetery in Gays. Fricke Calvert Schrader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wiegand, Clara F.

Services for Clara Florence Wiegand, formerly of Harvel, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church of East Alton. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park at Godfrey. Mrs. Wiegand, of East Alton, died Sunday, December 12, 1999, in Bethalto Care Center. She was 92 years old on May 21. She was a liftime volunteer with the Red Cross. She was born in Harvel, a daughter of Christopher and Clara Johndrow Hendricks. She married William Franklin Wiegand in 1928 in Shipman; he died in 1996. Surviving are a son, Richard A. Wiegand of Brighton; daughter, Jean M. Zoelzer of Springfield; brother, Herbert Hendricks of Belleville; sisters, Helen Archer of Shipman, Kathryn Niederkorn of Alton, Lucille Burris - Aubin of Wood River; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

Wiese, Donna J.

Donna J. "Jean" Wiese, sister of Judy Watson of Raymond, died Wednesday, November 1, 1999, in the Good Samaritan Home, St. Louis. She was 68 years old on March 15. She was a registered nurse, having graduated in 1952 from Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis. She worked at hospitals in Springfield, Jacksonville and Highland and in 1976 became the head nurse of the trauma center and emergency departments at Oliver C. Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She retired in 1989. She was active in Boy Scouting, serving as den mother and as vice president of the Cahokia Mounds Council. She received the Silver Beaver in Scouting award. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a daughter of Marion Hanson "Bill" and Wilma Elizabeth Fengel Williams. She married E.H. "Bud" Wiese Jr. on September 1, 1954. He died January 10, 1986. Surviving besides her sister are sons, Kevin A. Wiese of Troy, Kirby L. Wiese of St. Louis; brother, Robert J. "Jack" Williams of St. Joseph and four grandchildren. Services were held in Highland with burial in Highland City Cemetery.

Wilcher, Ric Gregory

Services for Ric Gregory Wilcher, of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kinder Cemetery at Hornsby. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Liver Foundation or the Shriners Foundation. Mr. Wilcher was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in his home. He was 47 years old on November 30, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed as an iron worker in the construction industry, and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 111 at Rock Island and Local 371 in San Fancisco, Calif. He was also a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge 51, A.F.&A.M., Springfield Valley Scottish Rite, St. Omar Commandry in Litchfield, Ansar Shrine in Springfield, VFW Post 3912 of Litchfield and the Disabled American Veterans. He ws born in Davenport, Iowa, a son of Ted and Carolyn Williams Wilcher. He married Diane Lynn Shipley on August 20, 1995, in the Living Stones Fellowship, Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Brittney Wilcher of Litchfield; sons, Ric Wilcher, Jr., and Jacob Wilcher of Davenport, Iowa; his father, Ted Wilcher of Davenport; brother, Mike Wilcher of Davenport; sister, Jennifer Wilcher of Davenport. Preceding him in death were his mother, Carolyn and a brother, Jon Willeys. Funeral services for Ric Gregory Wilcher, of Litchfield, were held this morning at 10 in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Father David Schmidt, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, officiated. Musical selection was "Feel Like Going Home." Pallbearers were Ivan Dozier, Rick Gibson, Terry Richmond, Mark Shipley, Mike Wilcher and Ric Wilcher, Jr. Burial was in Kinder Cemetery at Hornsby with full military rites held at graveside by VFW Post 3912 and American Legion Post 436. Dennis Lewey, commander of the VFW post, presented the flag to Mrs. Diane Shipley - Wilcher. "Taps" was played. Following the committal service a meal was provided for the family and friends by the VFW women's auxiliary. Mr. Wilcher, 47, died Wednesday, February 10 in his home.

Wild, Abby A.

Abby A. Bauer-Wild, daughter of Helen Bauer of Gillespie, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, in Carlinville. She was 33 years old on November 14. She worked as an independent medical records consultant in Illinois and Missouri. She was a graduate of Gillespie High School and Illinois State University, Normal. She was a member of SS. Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie. She was born in Carlinville, a daughter of Paul Lewis and Helen Rueter Bauer. She married Scott Wild in 1994 in Las Vegas. He survives. Surviving also are two step daughters, Susann and Renee Wild of Carlinville; sisters, Tracy Bauer and Amy Crowe, both of Chicago, Cecie Coyne of Glen Ellyn; brothers, Stephen Bauer of Gulf Port, Miss., Albert Bauer of Bloomington. Services were held Saturday in Carlinville with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie.

Wilder, Louise E.

Services for Louise E. Wilder, formerly of Gillespie, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Tine Sawyer Cemetery in Dorchester Township. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Tine Cemetery. Mrs. Wilder, of Lake City, Ga., died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, August 17, 1998, in South Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. She was 88 years old on February 17. She was born in Plainview. Her parents names were not available. Her husband, Elmor C. Wilder, died September 17, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Loretta L. Roe of Lake City; five grandchildren, Tommy Roe of Stockbridge, Ga., Bruce Scheller of Collinsville, Brian Scheller, Beverly Voss and Susan Schwandner, all of Mt. Olive; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Others surviving include a niece, Juanita Jarden of Litchfield and a nephew, Glen Suhling of Florida. Preceding her in death were a brother, James Smith; grandson, Donald K. Scheller and great grandson, Christopher Scheller.

Wilhelm, Grace

Graveside service for Grace Wilhelm, of Butler, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Camp Butler National Cemetery with the Rev. James Howie officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. in Hough & Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Mrs. Wilhelm died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. She was 88 years old on June 19. She worked as a cook in various schools, including the Springfield and Butler schools. She was a member of Butler Union Church. She was born in rural Butler, a daughter of Harry and Emma Sattgast Wikoff. She married Roscoe Wilhelm in January 1994. He died December 17, 1979. Surviving is a daughter, Wilma Berkel of Butler. Preceding her in death were a son, Lee Wilhelm in 1993; a brother, Wilbur Wikoff; and a sister, Marion Behl.

Williams, Darwin

Services for Darwin (Bill) Williams, of Schram City, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Patton Memorial Home with the Rev. Tom Compton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted at graveside by VFW Post 1306, Taylor Springs. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Kidney Foundation. Mr. Williams died at 2:08 this morning, Thursday, August 20, 1998, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 77 years old on October 6, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a trouble shooter for Hillsboro Glass company before he retired in 1980, and a lifelong resident of Schram City. He was a life member of VFW Post 1306. He ws born in Schram City, a son of Thomas Williams and Frances E. Copples Williams Cryer. He married Betty J. Allman on September 20, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also is a brother, Kenneth Williams of Hillsboro. Other survivors include nephews, Mark Williams of Washington, Mike Allman of Missouri, Art Ebeling of Glenarm and nieces, Nancy Bickel of Florida, Cindy Knuch of Butler and Kim Hodges of Hillsboro.

Williams, John E.

John E. Williams, of Staunton, died Monday, August 10, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. He was 80 years old on December 5. He worked for the Illinois Terminal Railroad before he retired in 1982, and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Edward and Maude Jones Williams. He married Elaine Alberico in 1938 in St. Charles, Mo. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Pat Hughes and husband Bud, Carol Finnegan and husband Bill, all of Staunton, Pam Delsignore and husband Joe of Belleville; a son, John Williams of Decatur; sisters, Mae Berg of Staunton, Josephine Huff of Raymond, Susan DeForest of Fairview Heights; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. The remains have been donated to Washington University School of Medicine. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, is in charge of arrangements.

Williamson, Mabel E.

Services for Mabel Elizabeth Williamson, mother of Harold Williamson of Farmersville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Girard. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mrs. Williamson, of Girard, died Sunday, December 27, 1998, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield. She was 92 years old on September 17. She was born in Curran Township, a daughter of Oscar and Edith Smith Brawner. She married William "Bill" Williamson in 1929 in Springfield. He died in 1972. Surviving, besides son Harold and his wife Edith, are a daughter, Ann Walden and husband Stanley of Girard, 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and great great grandchild. A son, William "Ed" Williamson, preceded her in death.

Willman, Burl A.

Services for Burl A. Willman, of Panama, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Panama Methodist Church with the Rev. Linda Peyla assisted by Rev. Norman Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Panama Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Willman died at 3:07 p.m. Monday, January 4, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 81 years old on April 28, and an Army veteran of World War II having served in the infantry from 1943 to 1945. He was a construction worker for more than 50 years and a member of Union Labor Local 338. He resided for most of his lifetime in Panama, was a member of the Panama Methodist Church, the VFW of Panama and the Panama Volunteer Fire Department. He was born in Greenville, a son of William and Ruth Wall Willman. He married Audrey Keith on March 27, 1937, in Panama. She died June 22, 1989. Surviving are sons, William Willman and wife Betty of Pawnee, Kenneth Willman and wife Belva, Roger Willman and wife Cindy, all of Panama; daughters, Shelby Motycka and husband Jerry of Panama, Carole Barricklow and husband Paul of Hillsboro; brothers, Arnold and Darrell McGill of Panama, John McGill of Pocahontas, Robert McGill of Taylor Springs, Allen McGill of Coffeen, Ralph McGill of Fenton, Mo.; sisters, Burnetta Redfearn and Betty Malisia, both of Panama; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a sister, Arvada Hanus and brothers, Gerald O. Willman and in infancy, Kenny.

Willman, Camilla

Funeral Mass for Camilla Willman, mother of Susie McPhail of Hillsboro, will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Greenville, by the Rev. Father Vic Kaltenbach. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville. Mrs. Willman, of rural Pocahontas, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 83 years old on January 27. She owned and operated the H&R Block franchise in Greenville for almost 20 years, having purchased the business in the late 1960s. Prior to that she taught in country schools. She was a 1934 graduate of Greenville High School and attended Greenville College. She was born in Bond County, a daughter of Charles and Dorcas Foulon McLean. Her first husband, Charles Edwin Towell, died in 1940. She married Everett Willman on January 27, 1945 in the St. Lawrence parsonage. He died January 3, 1992. Surviving are sons, Charles Towell, William Willman, Max Willman, all of Greenville; daughter, Susie McPhail and husband Raymond of Hillsboro; brothers, William McLean of South Bend, Ind., Charles McLean of Morgantown, Ky.; sisters, Amy Warnecke of Trenton, Sarah Melville of Menifee, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her death were brothers, Robert and Buck "Forrest" McLean.

Willis, Lane H.

Services for Lane H. Willis, of Gillespie, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Kravanya Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Brooker officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mr. Willis died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 70 years old on January 2, and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was owner of Willis TV and Appliances in Gillespie before he retired. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gillespie, Amvets of Mt. Olive, AARP of Benld, and a former member of the Moose and the Elks Lodges in Carlinville. He was born in Gillespie, a son of Wlmer and Iola Hoffman Willis. His wife, the former Annette Graham, survives. Surviving also are sons, Steven Willis of Alton, Larry Willis and wife Susan of St. Charles, Mo.; daughter, Kathy Wiltshire and husband Wayne of Plainview; and his mother, Iola Willis Pratt of Gillespie.

Wilshusen, Sandra J.

Services for Sandra J. Wilshusen, mother of Michelle Labonte of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Mrs. Wilshusen, of Springfield, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center there. She was 55 years old on May 17. She was born in Evanston, a daughter of Mathew and Margaret Cooper Leider Simon. She married Ronald C. Wilshusen on February 3, 1971. He survives. Surviving also, besides the daughter and her husband Mike, are sons, Richard Wilshusen of Springfield, Ronald C. Wilshusen of Riverton; sister, Pat Lewis of Skokie; brothers, Joseph Leider of Crystal Lake, Richard Leider of Mundelein and four grandchildren.

Wilson, Alta F.

Services for Alta F. Wilson, of Gillespie, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Benld nutrition service or the Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Wilson died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was d92 years old on October 4. She was a clerk and co-owner of a Red & White Grocery store in Gillespie, and a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of William and Mary Jane DeLaney Combs. Her husband, Thomas Wilson, died May 5, 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Harter of Wood River; sister, Shirley White of Spring Hill, Fla.; grandson, Michael Harter of Wood River. Other survivors include a sister in law, Anna Belle Combs of Sawyerville. Preceding her in death were five brothers and three sisters.

Wilson, Eileen Marie

Services for Eileen Marie Wilson, mother of Gary Lee Belden of Hillsboro, were held this morning in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Friday, April 23, 1999, in her home in Springfield. She was 64 years old on January 17. She was born in Springfield, a daughter of Obra Benjamin and Harriet Isabell DuPont Black. Her husband, John C. Wilson Sr., survives. Surviving also are daughters, Vickie Wilson, Susan Miloncus, both of Springfield, Sonnie Heinrichs of Greenview; another son, John C. Wilson, Jr. of Springfield; a sister, Jenny Painter of Springfield; brothers, Ed Black of Springfield, Harold Black of Portland, Oregon; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Wilson, Frank L.

Services for Frank L. Wilson, of Dorchester, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department, Christian Charities, Gilllespie - Benld Ambulance Service or the United Methodist Church. Mr. Wilson died at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in his home. He was 60 years old on November 6, and an Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a sales representative for Gerber Baby Foods and a member of the Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Frank and Mary Dalores Kennedy Wilson. He married Charlotte Broderick on October 3, 1987, in Springfield. She survives. Surviving also are son, Bruce Wilson and wife Julie of Edinburg, Chris Wilson and wife Carrie of Chatham; sisters, Mary Wilder of Benld, Edith McClendon of Riddle, Oregon; two step children, Jeff Broderick of Los Angeles, Calif., and Beth Johnson of Wilmington, N.C.; and nine grandchildren. 

Wilson, George L.

George L. Wilson, a former teacher at Carlinville High School, died Saturday, August 1, 1998, in St. John's Hospital. He was 61 years old on October 31. Mr. Wilson resided in Springfield and was co©owner and operator of Wilson's Welding Shop. He also taught welding, machine shop and drafting at Capital Area Vocational Center. Born in Springfield, he was a son of George K. and Lucille L. Doolin Wilson. He married Darla Jane Rudolph on March 5, 1975. She survives. Surviving also are two daughters, three sons and five grandchildren, none from the local area. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wilson, Henry J.

Funeral arrangements for Henry J. Wilson, of Hillsboro, are pending at Meinschein Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson, 82, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, February 21, in Hillsboro Hospital. Services for Henry J. Wilson, of Hillsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Doyle MIller, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Carlinville, assisted by the Rev. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church Elevator Fund or to Gideon Bibles. Mr. Wilson died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. He was 82 years old on January 1. He and Lindell Lair farmed together for many years. He also worked at FS in Butler, the Montgomery County Highway Department and most recently for the Hillsboro Car Wash. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Hillsboro, Shoal Creek Fox Hunters Assocaition and was a Gideon Bible representative. He was born in St. Louis, a son of Alfred W. and Eliza Kahl Wilson. He married Nina A. Axley on October 23, 1937, in St. Louis. She died November 16, 1986. He then married Lucille Gilbert Campbell on May 7, 1994, in rural Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Rev. Bradley Wilson and wife Vicki of Commerce, Ga.; step sons, Robert J. Campbell of Hillsboro, Charles E. Campbell of Coffeen, Daniel F. Campbell of Auburn; daughters, Jeanette bessett and husband Charles of Williston, Vt., Linda Knepler and husband Clarence of Girard, Rhonda Jacobs and husband Sonny of Westport, Pa., Brenda Vath and husband Joseph of Rocky Mountain, N.C.; step daughters, Mary Jane Roach and husband Glen of Mt. Olive, Doris Kay Hamby and husband Norman of Hillsboro; brothers, Walter E. Wilson of St. Peters, Mo., Alfred H. Wilson of Fillmore, Charles H. Wilson and Robert A. Wilson, both of Litchfield; sisters, Alice Prose, Hazel Davis, Ethel File, all of Litchfield, Evelyn Sitzes of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 15 grandchidlren, 15 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a step son, Harold Campbell; brothers, Arthur R. Wilson, Roy W. Wilson and Edwin Wilson in infancy; sister, Dorothy Billiter; great granddaughter, Jennifer Renee Galloup and a step great granddaughter, Crystal Roach. Services for Henry J. Wilson, of Hillsboro, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Meinschein Funeral Home, Litchfield. The Rev. Doyle Miller and the Rev. Dr. Ronald Rhodus officiated. Burial was in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Musical selections for the service were "In the Garden" and "Where the Roses Never Fade." Vocalist was Peggy King. Organist was Wilma McCammack. Eulogies were given by Harold Tapley, Ken Neathery and Bob Mosser, deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro. A poem was read by Dan Campbell. Pallbearers were Kenny Littrell, David Slightom, Harold Tapley, Butch Sanders, Bob Mosser and Dan Hamby. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Sarginson, Harold Whitten, Ken Neathery and Billy Isaacs. Following the services a lunch was provided for family and friends by Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson, 82, died Sunday, February 21, in Hillsboro Hospital.

Wilson, James L.

Graveside service for James L. Wilson, father of Jack L. Wilson of Witt, was held Sunday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Wilson, of Springfield, died Friday, October 15, 1999, in Doctors Hospital. He was 74 years old on August 19, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was born in Fayette County, a son of Raymond and Grace Mason Wilson. His wife, the former Hazel Skaggs, died in 1989. Surviving are two other sons, Donald and Ronald D. Wilson, both of Herrick; daughters, Sherry Koester of Ramsey, Tammy Hoyle of California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wilson, Jerry Paul

Jerry Paul Wilson, son of Jerry L. Wilson of Hillsboro, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 1999, in Memphis, Tenn. He was 36 years old last May 18. He was born in McHenry and had resided in Illiopolis and Mattoon. Surviving besides his father is his mother, Sharon Bloxam Timmons of Decatur; grandmother, Fern Hardwick of Neoga; sisters, Marta Justice of Springfield, Mo., Diana Oshesky of Sherman, Nanette Imel of Decatur, Teresa Stika of Rantoul, Brenda Wilson of Beardstown and Christina Wilson of Sherman. Services and burial were held in Concord Cemetery at Neoga.

Wilson, John D.

Services for John D. Wilson, of Benld, will be held at 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, with Arthur Roemer officiating. The remains will be cremated following the service. Friends may call in the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Lupus Society, Gillespie - Benld Ambulance Service or Adopt-A-Pet. Mr. Wilson died at 6:27 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 54 years old on July 3. He was a miner with Monterey Coal Company, member of United Mine Workers Local 1612, and a 1962 graduate of Gillespie High School. A son of James and Julia Pucher Wilson, he married Sharon Rossey on September 28, 1963, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Greg Wilson of Fredericksburg, Va. and three grandchildren, Joshua O'Neil, Derek and Alexys Wilson, all of Fredericksburg. A daughter, Trisha Lynn Wilson, preceded him in death.

Wilson, Lucille T.

Services for Lucille T. Wilson, formerly of Coffeen, were held this morning in St. John's Catholic Church there. The Rev. Father Carl Schmidt officiated. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery. Toberman Funeral Home, Coffeen, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wilson died Sunday, September 6, 1998, in Fandulac Woods Nursing Home in East Peoria. She was 95 years old on November 12. She and her husband, William, operated a dairy farm in Coffeen for many years and later they lived in Washington, Ill. She was born in South Wilmington, a daughter of Anton and Domencia Bollero Salato. She married William Wilson in December 1932 in Chicago. He died February 24, 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Joy Polston and husband Jim of Washington; sisters, Letitia Newman of California, Irene Salato of Coffeen; two grandchildren, Joyce Luzader and Jim Polston Jr.; and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Joseph Saluto "Sonny" Wilson; brothers, Joseph and George Saluto and a sister, Gabriella Olson.

Wilson, Verna L.

Verna Lucille Wilson, formerly of Litchfield, died October 27, 1999, in Tempe, Ariz. A resident of Tempe, she was 85 years old on October 5. She had been gone from Litchfield for more than 40 years and worked as secretary. She was last employed by a machinery company. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of James W. and Rachel H. Miller York. The family lived in the 1300 block of North Jackson. Her sister, Velma, married into the Wright family and at one time resided south of the family home in the 1200 block of North Jackson. She is survived by her husband, Woodrow W. Wilson; a daughter, Janis Tannenbaum of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and a granddaughter, Rachel. Funeral services were held in Scottsdale, Ariz., with entombment in Green Acres Memorial Gardens there. Tempe Mortuary, 405 East Southern avenue, was in charge of arrangements.

Wilson, Wesley M.

Wesley M. Wilson, father of Daniel Wilson of Hillsboro, died Friday, February 19, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He would have been 71 years old on February 20, and a veteran of World War II. He worked in the purchasing department of Commonwealth Edison until retiring in 1982. He also worked for the Mascoutah post office for seven years. He was born in Joliet, a son of Wesley G. and Madeline Kelly Wilson. His wife, the former Joyce Jahnke, died in 1982. Surviving are another son, Wesley M. Wilson Jr. of Taylorville; daughters, Mary Ellen O'Brien of Effingham, Janet Kath of Martinsville, Ind., Eileen Newberry of Taylorville; brother, Richard Wilson of Hinesville, Ga.; sister, Margaret Bressette of Washington, D.C.: and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Connolly - McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Winhold, Charles W.

Charles W. Winhold, formerly of Hillsboro, died Thursday, September 17, 1998, in his Springfield home. He was 86 years old on March 15. He was born in Hillsboro, a son of William A. and Vera Mary Iona Durand Winhold. Surviving are his wife, the former Marian E. Newell; daughters, Janice L. Artrip of Webster City, Iowa, Carol W. Edwards of Springfield; and five grandchildren. Services were held this morning in Springfield with burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Wisnasky, Berdell R.

Services for Berdell R. (Steve) Wisnasky, of Staunton, were held at 10 a.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston. The Rev. George Radosevich officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville. The family suggests memorials be directed to Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Wisnasky died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. He was 75 years old last September 30. He worked at Laclede Steel Company in Alton for 34 years, retiring in December 1983 as a supervisor. He had resided in Staunton for the past two years. He was born in Marine, a son of Michael and Amelia Landolt Wisnasky. He married Mary Ann Talick on June 6, 1942, in Edwardsville. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Marylu Liley and husband Steve of Alton; sons, Joe Wisnasky and wife Joyce of Edwardsville, Terry Wisnasky and wife Linda of New Douglas, Michael Wisnasky and wife Connie of Meadowbrook; a sister, Selma Ashauer of Roden; a brother, Herbert Wisnasky of Rosewood Heights; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a sister, Arlene Brown and brothers, Art, Clyde, Floyd, Lloyd, Clifton, Basil and Merwin Wisnasky. Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, was in charge of arrangements.

Witt, Asa

Services for Asa Witt, of Butler, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Ronald Rhodus, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Cancer Society. Mr. Witt died at 4:33 a.m. Monday, January 25, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 73 years old on August 1, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He moved to the Butler area in 1993, and before that resided in Lee Junior, Ky. He was a coal miner and worked for Consolidated Coal, Peabody Coal and the Arch Mineral Companies. From 1971 to 1973, he worked at the Hillsboro Mine at Coffeen. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio and the United Mine Workers of America Local 7425 in Kentucky. He was born in Lou Ellen, Ky., a son of Thomas and Minnie Creech Witt. He married Ollie Creech on July 30, 1946, in Harlan, Ky. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Delmer Witt and wife Lisa of Hillsboro, Elmer Witt and wife Linda of Taylor Springs, Dennis Witt and wife Linda of Eldorado; daughters, Sharon Selsek and husband John of Bayard, W.Va., Karen Pearson and husband Dwight of Mt. Carmel; brothers, Aaron Witt and wife Frieda, Glenn Witt and wife LaVada, James Witt and wife Rosemary, all of Louisville, Ky., Thomas Witt and wife Thelma, Wayne Witt and wife Reva, all of Closplint, Ky.; sisters, Dorles Clemens of Louisville, Ky., Sue Gilbert of Evarts, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Nathaniel Witt and wife Stephanie of Alamogordo, N.M., Benjamin Witt of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jonathan Witt of Hillsboro, Byron Witt and Graham Witt, both of Taylor Springs, Amanda Witt and Jeremy Witt, both of Eldorado, Franklin Pearson of Mt. Carmel; and one great grandchild, Cody Witt of Alamogordo.

Wittnam, Cleda L.

Services for Cleda L. Wittnam, of Witt, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Witt Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Elmer Fenton and Chad Abbott officiating. Burial will be in the Irving Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Witt. Miss Wittnam died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, August 9, 1999, in Hillsboro Hospital. Born in Witt Township, a daughter of Francis Oliver and Maude Viola Neisler Wittnam, she was 92 years old on October 30 and the last surviving member of her family. She worked for the dress factory before she retired and was an active member of the Witt Presbyterian Church, the Farmers Institute and the N.O.W. Senior Citizens. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Dorothy, Eva and Iona

Wojtkiewicz, Viola B.

Services for Viola Boyd Wojtkiewicz, of Gillespie, were held Sunday in Kravanya Funeral Home there. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Mrs. Wojtkiewicz died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 26, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 80 years old on December 18. She was born in Gillespie, a daughter of William B. and Viola Emmons McKechan. She married Stanley Wojtkiewicz on June 26, 1937, in Chicago. He survives. Surviving also are a sister, Dorothy McKechan of Gillespie; three grandchildren, Tamara Kruitz of Elgin, Lindsay Siem of Gillespie, Jonathan Siem of St. Charles; and a great granddaughter, Sheridan Kruitz of Elgin. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Rachelle Siem and a grandson, Christopher Siem.

Wolf, Clarence F.

Services for Clarence F. Wolf, Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with Steve Revisky officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Litchfield Christian Church. Mr. Wolf died at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999, in his home. He was 74 years old on June 14, and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a farmer and mechanic for 16 years, worked for the Hamel Implement Company, and was also custodian at Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton for nine years. He currently managed the Staunton Super Wash. He was a member of Walshville Christian Church. He was born in Worden, a son of Henry and Julia Kipp Wolf. He married Nadine Joyce on March 12, 1955, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hamel. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Susan Spears of Staunton; brother, Melvin Wolf and wife Marge of Oceanside, Calif. Others surviving include two sisters in law, Elva Wolf of Jefferson City, Mo., Olga Wolf of Worden. Preceding him in death were brothers, Henry, Arnold, Arthur, Wilfred and three in infancy; and a sister, Martha Suhre.

Wolff, Cora Mae

Services for Cora Mae Wolff, of Litchfield, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald Langhoff officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to either Zion Lutheran Church or the Lupus Foundation. Mrs. Wolff died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 67 years old on May 12. She attended the Alton School of Cosmetology and after becoming a licensed beautician she opened Cora's Country Shop in Litchfield. She also worked at Litchfield Floral. She enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield and the Zion Ladies Aid. She was born in Macoupin County, a daughter of Miles Franklin and Esther Whitfield Slightom, and graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1949. She married Allen Wayne Wolff on September 3, 1950, in the Union Avenue Christian Church. He survives. Surviving are a son, Mark W. Wolff and wife Rhonda of Litchfield; daughters, Rhonda Lee Heafy and husband Paul of Oklahoma City, Okla., Linda Kaye Sisson of Chatham, Bonnie Furman and husband Andy of Litchfield, Della Witter and husband Bob of Oklahoma City; brothers, Donald Slightom and wife Helen of Plainfield, Dean Slightom of Girard, Dwight Slightom and wife LaVerne, Tom Slightom and wife Ruby, all of Carlinville, Dwayne Slightom and wife Irene of Atwater; sisters, Donnis Pettijohn and husband Harold of Litchfield, Carol Boehme and husband Leland of Taylorville; seven grandchildren, Kelly Heafy, Kerry and Kyle Bryant, Jeremy Sebring, Brian, Daniel and Jamie Wolff. Preceding her in death were a brother, Darrell Slightom and a sister, Shirley Carroll. Services for Cora Mae Wolff, of Litchfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Donald Langhoff officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections were "I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus" and "Jesus, Still Lead On." Tim Bagby, organist, accompanied the congregation. Pallbearers were Daniel Wolff, Brian Wolff, Kyle Bryant, Herman "Bud" Helgen, Ronald Grosenheider and Raymond Johnson, all of Litchfield. Following the services a meal was provided for family and friends by the Zion Ladies Aid. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wolff, 67, died Tuesday, October 27, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Woltmann, Lois

Lois Woltmann, formerly of Nokomis, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, in Holland, Mich., Community Hospital. She was 84 years old. Mrs. Woltmann, a resident of Saugatuck, Mich., resided in Nokomis with her husband John Thomas Woltmann from 1945 to 1955. Their daughters attended Nokomis schools. She was born in Grand Rapids and reared in Holland. Surviving are a daughter, Marcia Hawley and husband the Rev. David Hawley of Delavan, Wis.; brothers and sisters, Janet and Ken Owens of Marquette, Alyda Karsten and Lavina Knapp of Holland. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1991 and a daughter, Sally Davis in 1975. Services were held in Michigan with burial in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Wood, Jerry E.

Services for Jerry E. Wood, of Waggoner, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond with the Rev. James Tomson officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery at Raymond. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the church. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond or the Waggoner Centennial Memorial Fund. Mr. Wood died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 71 years old on October 22, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a farmer before he retired, and past commander of the Everett C. Burton Post 701 of Waggoner, past director and treasurer of the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, past treasurer of Pitman Township Park District, and a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond. A life-long resident of Waggoner, he was born there, a son of Glenn D. and Beulah Denby Wood. He married Mary Lou Molohon on October 7, 1950, in the First United Presbyterian Church. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Kevin Wood and wife Bonnie of Raymond, Steven Wood and wife Angie of Waggoner; daughters, Cathleen Rockwell and husband Dennis of Harvel, Deborah Mulch and husband Thomas of Harvel; and eight grandchildren.

Woodman, Thomas C.

Thomas C. Woodman, brother of Harvey Woodman of Litchfield, died Monday, October 25, 1999, in his home in St. Augustine, Fla. He was 61 years old on January 10, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He resided in Litchfield for many years. A mechanic, he worked for a time at Ron's Standard Station at Varner's Truck Stop. He was also parts manager for M.I. Ford for many years. He lived in St. Augustine for the past 18 years and worked as a truck mechanic. He was born in Alton, a son of Clifford and Vera Mae Campbell Woodman. His first wife was the former Wilma Presley. Later, he married Pam Fey and she survives in St. Augustine. Surviving also are daughters, Pam Weaver and Becky Avery, both of Missouri, and Amanda Elizabeth Maxie of St. Augustine; sister, Audrey Gates of Pana; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a sister, Mildred Brooks. Services were held in St. Augustine. The remains were cremated. Craig Funeral Home was in charge.

Woodruff, Todd R.

Services for Todd R. Woodruff, of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cloggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery near there. Mr. Woodruff, 30, died Sunday, December 13, 1998, in the same accident near Taylorville in which the Luttrell's died. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Eugene and Joyce Lawsen Woodruff. Surviving are a daughter, Bridget Woodruff of Jefferson City, Mo.; mother, Joyce Woodruff of Vandalia; brothers, Daryl Woodruff of Austin, Texas, Tom Woodruff of Vandalia; sisters, Terry Dick of Ypsilanti, Mich., Carol Barker of Austin, Texas.

Woolum, Helen Marie

Helen Marie Woolum, who has relatives here, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in Highland Hospital at Bossier City, La. She was 64 years old on June 18. She was born in Coffee County, Tennessee, a daughter of Henry and Effie Elliott Duncan. She worked in food service. Surviving are daughters, Linda Gail Wilson of Bossier City, Sandra Killen of Gardnerville, Nevada; a son, Randall Woolum of Shreveport, La.; brothers, Carl, Kenneth and Hollis Duncan, all of Litchfield; and six grandchildren. Funeral services took place in Winchester, Tenn., with burial in the Franklin Memorial Gardens there. The brothers and Ronnie Duncan, wife of Hollis, attended.

Wright, Donald H.

Donald H. Wright died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, December 6, 1998, in St. Louis University Hospital. A resident of Hillsboro, Mo., he was 61 years old on April 27. He was president of a heavy industrial construction company at Hillsboro. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of Basil and Dorothy Cooper Wright. His wife, the former Patricia Stephens survives. Surviving also are a son, Donald C. Wright; a daughter, Kimberly Wright; step daughter, Kathleen Unwin and husband Donald; mother, Dorothy Wright; sister, Linda Wike; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth. Preceding him in death were his father, Basil Wright and brothers, Basil L. and Robert D. Wright. Services were held this morning at Kutis Affton Chapel. Burial was in Shepherd Hills Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Shriners Children's Hospital. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family in care of the Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Grovis, St. Louis, MO 63723.

Wright, Edith Marie

Services for Edith Marie Haney Wright, mother of June Mueller of Litchfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McCracken Funeral Home, Pana, with the Rev. Ronnie Brown officiating. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Mrs. Wright died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 84 years old on October 3. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at Pana Community Hospital and nursing homes in Mt. Auburn and Taylorville before she retired. She resided most of her life in the Tower Hill, Pana and Taylorville areas. She was born in Shobonier, a daughter of Coy and Rose Barbee Dilley. She married her first husband, William Haney on August 3, 1931. In 1971, she married Ralph Wright. Both husbands preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Thomas Roy Haney of Taylorville; daughters, Naomi Wallis of Shelbyville, Ilene Matthews and husband Leland of Pana, June Mueller and husband Marvin of Litchfield; brothers, Lloyd Dilley of Long Branch, N.J., Gerald Dilley of Tower Hill; sister, Dona Sims of Maroa; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were brothers and sisters, Orville, Kenneth, Dale, Opal and Lucille; two grandsons and one great granddaughter.

Wright, H. Bruce

Graveside services for H. Bruce Wright, Jr., brother of Beth Wimberly of Litchfield, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Mechanicsburg Cemetery with the Rev. Jack P. Joyner officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Mt. Auburn Rescue Squad. Mr. Wright died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, in his rural Mechancisburg home. He was 45 years old on July 13. He worked for Guiffre Buick in Springfield and was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Tri City High School. Son of Rev. Harvey and Marjorie Chapman Wright, he was born in Springfield. His parents survive along with two other sisters, Hope of Springfield and Cheryl of Mechanicsburg. The remains will be cremated. Fullenwider Park Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Wylder, Mildred R.

Services for Mildred Rose Wylder, formerly of the area, will be held at 11 a.m. Thrusday in the United Methodist Church of Clinton with the Revs. Penny Barger and David Michel officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery there. Friends may call on Thursday after 10 a.m. at the church. Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Church of Clinton, DeWitt County Cancer Fund or the Diabetes Foundation. Mrs. Wylder, of Clinton, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, December 20, 1999, in BroMenn Regional Medical Center at Normal. She was a retired teacher, member of the Retired Teachers Association, Order of the Eastern Star in Palmyra and the DeWitt Clinton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was born in Pearl, Ill., a daughter of John Henry and Birdie Rose Wilson. She married Joseph Wylder on August 18, 1926, in Jacksonville. He survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mary Jo Michel of Lincoln; sons, George Wylder and wife Carole, Tim Wylder, all of Clinton, and Tom Wylder and wife Vicki of Tallahassee, Fla. Preceding her in death were a brother and three sisters.

Wylder, Wilfreda A.

Services for Wilfreda A. Wylder, of Country View Estates Health Care Centre, Greenville, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Donnell©Wiegand Funeral Home there. The Rev. Allen Blackburn officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Reno. The family suggests memorials be directed to Country View Estates. Miss Wylder died at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 1998, in Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville. She was 83 years old on September 13. She was born near Lauder, a daughter of William Carl and Katie Spies Wylder, and was reared in Reno. She attended country schools and resided in Reno all of her adult life. Surviving are sisters, Pauline Finke of Reno, Geraldine Grove and husband Thomas of Staunton. Other survivors include a niece, Katherine Vesper of Staunton and a nephew, Carl Scott of DuQuoin.


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