Obituaries - Wa

Richard C Waddle, 51, died [Feb 1894] at his home, 1 1/2 mi east of Kane. Funeral from Me church at Kane with Rev John A Taylor officiating.

Heber Andrew Wade, 70 yrs, 7 mo, and 12 days, a farmer residing NE of Jerseyville, died at his home June 19 [1962]. His health had been impaired for some time. He was a son of the late William A & Elvira (Gorham) Wade, and was born in Jersey Co, Nov 7, 1891. The decedent is survived by his wife, Mrs Mabel Ayers Wade; 3 sons, James A Wade of Shreveport, LA, Charles V Wade and Robert D Wade of Jerseyville; 10 daus, Mrs Truman (Esther) Yocom and Miss Ruth Wade of Jerseyville, Mrs Eugene (Florence) Butler of New Lenox, Mrs Buford (Irene) Sample, Brighton, Mrs Arnold (Virginia) Wendt of Macomb, Mrs Edgar (Helen) Sunn of St Louis, MO, Miss Laura Wade of Carbondale, Mrs Cecil (Mary) Stillar of Alton, Mrs Walter (Joyce) Plume of Wilmington, and Mrs Richard (Ida May) Anderson of Kane; 20 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren, and 1 sis, Mrs Florence Barnes of Jerseyville. Two Sons, Everett Heber and Marion Lee Wade preceded him in death. Everett was killed in action in the Korean war. Mr Wade was a member of the Jerseyville Lodge #394 AF & AM, and Eagles Lodge of Jerseyville. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Barnett of Dow and Rev Mode Powell of Jerseyville officiated and Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

James A Wade, 58, of Jerseyville, suffered a heart attack at his home and was DOA at Jersey Comm Hosp on June 26 [1982]. Wade was Born March 3, 1924 in E Newbern the son of Heber & Mabel (Ayers) Wade. He married Emmalu Zigenfuss Feb 27, 1948 in Alton. He served in the Army In WW II and was a roofing materials salesman. He was a member of the Jerseyville American Legion, VFW, a past master of Jerseyville Masonic Lodge and United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, James Wade Jr, of Bunker Hill; 3 daus, Millie Stout, Anderson, Mo, Alyis Wqade, Jerseyville and Julie Snider of Jacksonville; 2 bros Charles Wade, Jerseyville and Robert Wade of Oklahoma and 10 sis, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Mary Stillar and Ruth Cook, all of Jerseyville, Virginia Wende, Macomb, Irene Sample, Brighton, Helen Smith, St Louis, Mo, Laura Jamieson, Quincy, Joyce Plume, Wilmington and Ida Mae Anderson of Kane, and 4 grandchildren. He was Preceded in death by his parents and 2 bro. A mem service was held June 28 at United Methodist Church, Rev r E George officiating. The body was cremated at Memorial Park in St Louis, Mo. The United Methodist Church has been designated as a memorial.

Mabel E. Wade, 82, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Com Hosp, on July 26 [1980]. She was Born Dec 10, 1897 in Brinkley, Ark, The dau of Zadock & Ruth (Stone) Ayres. She married Heber Andrew Wade and he died June 19, 1962. She was a member of the Jerseyville Eastern Star #656, Jersey Co Homemakers Ext, Creative Gardners of Jersey Co and Gold Star Mothers. She sis survived by 10 daus, Esther Yocom, Florence Butler, Mary Stiller and Ruth Cook all of Jerseyville, Irene Sample, Brighton, Virginia Wendt, Macomb, Helen Sunn, St Louis, Mo, Laura Jamieson, Quincy, Joyce Plume, Wilmington and Ida May Anderson of Kane; 3 sons, James and Charles of Jerseyville and Robert of Moore, OK; 27 grandchildren, 14 g-grandchildren; 2 Bro, Daniel Ayres of Port Richey, FL and Immanuel Ayres of Alton; 1 sis, Myrtle Watt of Alton. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, 1 grandchild, 1 sis and 4 bros. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Boyer of Jerseyville Community Christian Church officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to Jerseyville Comm Christian Church.

Rose Ann Wade, 80, died Jan 12 [1975] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Oak Grove Cem. She was born Sept 3, 1894 in Greene Co, a dau of William & Nancy Levina (Antrobus) Gaffney. Her Husband Harry Newton Wade, Preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 daus, Mrs Clarence (Bonnie) Pickerel and Mrs Charles (Annadell) Post of Jerseyville; 1 son, Harry Wade, Jr, and 1 stepson, William Wade, Both of Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 sis, Mrs Ellen Brown, Jerseyville.

Leon C Wagenblast, 72, d Apr 11, 1991, at St John Hosp in Springfield. Wagenblast, was a freelance welder and pipe fitter and had worked for Baldwin Nuclear Assoc on the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant. He was a member of Pipefitters Local 351 of Muskogee, OK, Carrollton Knights of Columbus and Jerseyville Moose Lodge. He was born in Brighton on June 12, 1918, son of the late Louis C & Barbara (Whitman) Wagenblast. On April 27, 1946, in Alton, he married the former Jean (Boerner), and she survives. Also surviving are 3 dau, Janet Longbotton of Alton, Joan Gillingham of Columbia, MO, and Patty Durrer of St Louis; 1 son, Chris Wagenblast of Carrollton; 6 grandchildren; 3 sis, Mildred Willis of Tooele, UT, Hilda Norton of Jerseyville and Ruth Carroll of Alton; and 1 bro, Elmer Wagenblast of Medora. Preceding him in death were 2 bro, Russell and Victor Wagenblast. Visitation was from Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton, with rosary at 7:30. The funeral Mass was at St John Catholic Church in Carrollton with Rev Joseph O'Reilley, celebrant. Burial was in St Patrick Cem Godfrey. Memorials may be given to church renovation fund of masses.

Paul D Wagenblast, 23, of Jerseyville was doa at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton June 1 following a traffic accident. He was born July 8, 1961, in Jerseyville to Walter & Marilhyn (Cummings) Wagenblast. He graduated from Jersey Comm High School and was engaged in grain and livestock farming with his father. He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge and St Francis Xavier Church. Survivors include his parents; grand parents Cyrena Cummings and Wlmer & Mildred Wagenblast, all of Jerseyville; 5 sis, Donna Stucker of Godfrey, and Mary, Patricia, Debra, Carolyn and Cynthia, all at home. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Cummings. Visitation and Rosary were June 3 at Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Funeral was from St Francis Church in Jerseyville, with Revs Patrick Morrow and William Hembrow officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to the church. [01-06-1985]

Russell L Wagenblast, 78, died Sept 13 [1988], at St Anthony Hosp in Alton. Wagenblast was a lifetime farmer. He was born in Brighton, son of the late Louis C & Barbara (Wittman) Wagenblast. On Feb 17, 1931, in Brighton, he married Nellie Mae (Elliot) Wagenblast and she survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Harold E Wagenblsat of Jerseyville; 3 dau, Betty L Fessler of Godfrey, Carol Tirjan of Los Altos, CA, and Rosemary Milligan of Florissant, MO; 15 grandchildren; 24 g-grandchildren; 2 bro, Elmer Wagenblast of Fidelity and Leon Wagenblast of Carrollton; and 3 sis, Ruth Carroll of Alton, Hilda Norton of Jerseyville and Mildred Willis of Teoole, UT. She was preceded in death by 1 dau, Barbara Edwards and 1 bro, Victor Wagenblast. Visitation and rosary were at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church, Jerseyville, with Rev William H Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St Patrick Cem, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to American Heart Assoc or the church.

Albert D Wagner, 84, died [Dec 1982] at Boyd Mem Hosp in Carrollton. Son of the late Carl & Anna (Schaffer) Wagner, he was born in Greene co and was a foreman for the Columbiana Seed Co for 43 yrs, retiring in 1965. Survivors include his spouse, Irene (Whitlock) Wagner, whom he married March 10, 1930 in Carrollton; 1 son Kenneth of Wichita, KS; 4 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Airsman-Hires funeral home ink Carrollton and services there were held by Rev William Schmidt of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial be in Providence Cem. Memorials may be given to Eldred Baptist Church.

Clarence Wahle Jr, 3 days, son of Mr & Mrs Clarence Wahle of Otterville, died [Jul 1918] at home. Funeral held from the home.

Clarence Adolph Wahle, 68 yrs, 3 mos, 17 days, died Tues pm at Jersey Comm Hosp. He was a son of the late Adolph & Lula (Kirchner) Wahle, and was born in Otterville. Surviving are his wife, Alice (Gorman) Wahle; 2 dau, Mrs James Burrell, Seattle, WA and Mrs Edward Cannon, Otterville; 9 grandchildren; 2 bro, Fred Wahle, Fieldon and George Wahle, White Hall; and 1 sis, Mrs Grace German, Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Noble Cem. [died 12 Dec 1967 buried 14 Dec 1967]

George J Wahle, 79, of Brighton, formerly of White Hall, died Feb 22 [1981] at Lawnwood Med Center, Ft Pierce, FL while vacationing. Born June 7, 1901 in Otterville, a son of Adolph & Mary Louise (Kirchner) Wahle. Surviving are his wife, Nina Mae (Phipps) Wahle, whom he married June 29, 1933 in Alton; 3 sons, Donald R of Godfrey, Larry of Brighton and Jack of White Hall; 1 dau, Sharon Wahle of Godfrey; 1 bro, Fred Wahle of Fieldon; 1 sis, Grace German of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted at the funeral home with burial in Noble Cem.

Rozella Mae Wainwright, 72, of Kansas City, MO, died [Feb 1985] there and funeral services were held there Feb 16, at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Kansas City. Born in Greene Co, IL dau of the late Christopher & Cora Weller. She married George Wainwright Sept 14, 1935 in Kane, who survives. Also surviving in addition to her husband is 1 son, Jimmy Dale Wainwright of Kansas City and 2 grandchildren; 2 sis, Hazel Liles of Kane and Kathryn Shoemaker of LaVerne, CA; 5 bro, Robert and Louis Weller of Jerseyville, Dale of Beardstown, Ronald of Fosterburg and Melvin of Wood River.

John A Walker, died at the home of his dau, Mrs Wm Stone near Jalappa. He was born in Deavertown, Morgan Co, Ohio, Feb 5, 1853. He spent the early part of his life on a farm in Ohio. At the age of 12 the family moved to Jerseyville where they lived until 1867, when they returned to Ohio. In 1879 he returned to Jerseyville and was employed as a printer on the Democrat then published by Burr & Wheelock. Employed at printing offices in Greene Co. In 1885 he and J A Blennerhasset conducted the first daily paper in Jersey Co, "The Daily Times". Mr Walker became sole owner of the paper during its brief existence. At the time of his death he conducted a job with a printing office in the Beatty building. In 1877 he married Susie (Sapp), adopted dau of Judge Wright, of Carrollton, IL. They were parents of 5 children, 2 sons, George W Walker of Jerseyville and Lawrence Walker of Columbus, OH, and 2 dau, Mrs Wm Stone, of Jalappa and Mrs Joseph Arnold of Nokomis, survive. His spouse died Oct 19, 1916. Mr Walker's funeral was from Presbyterian church with Rev W S Neely officiating. He was a member of A. Steelman Camp, #3410 MWA. [May 1918]

Opal A Walker, 81, d Feb. 10, 1990, at her home. Before retiring, she was an operator at IL. Bell Telephone Co. She was a member of Chapter FCP.E.O. of Wood River. Born in Jersey Co, she was the dau of the late Samuel & Ida (Kitzmiller) Frost. She married Jack C Walker on Sept 28, 1935, in Jefferson City, MO and he survives. Also surviving are 2 dau, Jackie Howard of Grand Junction, CO, and Jill Gnagey of Bloomington; 2 grandchildren; 2 bro, Elmer Frost of Jerseyville and Paul Frost of St Louis; and 5 sis, Lela Moore, Louise Ghent and Polly Opperman all of Alton, Mildred Lovell of Rockbridge and Tossey Richey of Brighton. Visitation and services were at Marks Mortuary, Wood River. Rev Steven Van Ostran officiated with burial in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto. Memorials may be given to American Heart Assoc.

Ruby Elzoria Walker, 71 yrs, 4 mo and 22 days, died May 31 [1956] at her home in Jerseyville. She was born in Rosedale, Jan 9, 1885, a dau of the late Louis & Harriet (Newell) Harmon. She was a member of Elsah Methodist Church. Her husband, Henry Edward Walker, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Floyd Walker of Dow and Marion Walker of Godfrey; 2 dau, Florence Walker of Jerseyville and Mrs Rosalie Kingston of Cottage Hills; 4 granddaughters; and 2 sis, Mrs Iva Hardwick of Kane and Mrs Ella Kersten of Los Angeles, CA. Funeral services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Nelson Bunnage officiated and interment was in Valhalla Mem Park.

William A Walker, a native of Otterville, died March 13 [1947] at his home in Alton where he has resided for the past 44 yrs. He had been confined to his bed since suffering a stroke. He was the son of the late Mr & Mrs William A Walker, and was born on a farm near Otterville where he spent the early yrs of his life. He moved to Alton in 1903 where he accepted a position with Standard Tilton Milling Co. He was employed by the company for 36 yrs. Surviving are his widow Mrs Lucy (Frank) Walker, a former resident of Greene Co; his stepmother, Mrs Mary J Walker of White Hall; 2 half-bro, Ezra Walker of Mattoon and Aaron Walker of White Hall; and 2 half-sis, Mrs Mary Campbell and Mrs Grace Barrow of Roodhouse.

Florence Marguerite Wallace, 71, of Jersey Care Center, died Nov 29 [1978] at Jersey Comm Hosp. She was born in Deer Plain on Oct 1, 1907. She was the widow of Perry Wallace who died Dec 20, 1969. She is survived by 1 son, Walter Wallace of Carrollton; 5 daus, Zelma Goewey of Jerseyville,, Patricia Goewey of Bay City, TX, Shirley Overmeyer of Caseyville, Carol Myers, Wood River and Donna Dunlap of White Hall; 1 sis, Freda Wallace of Bethalto, 17 grandchildren; 8o g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 1 sis. Visitation and services were Dec 2, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R E George with Burial in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to Lung Assoc.

Nancy Wallace, 112?, was born near mouth of Apple Creek, on the Illinois River when Jersey, Greene and Scott Co, were known as the NW Territory. She claimed she was 112 yrs old and if this was true, she was born in the 19th century. Her mother was a full blood Indian and her father Colored. Others of the colored people of her acquaintance think she was not as old as she claimed. She did live in a romantic age, from the days of savagery and forest were wild animals roamed at will and great danger of the white man losing his scalp from an Indian Tomahawk. She joined Mount Olive Baptist church in Jerseyville. She married William Wallace about 1850. They were parents of 4 children. Her husband and 3 children preceded her in death. Mrs Waddle is the only one of the family that remains. Aunt Nancy was known by nearly everyone in Jerseyville and 40 yrs ago was one of the best known of the colored people in this part of the state. She gave her eldest son, William, in defense of the country in the Civil War. She died June 25, 1909. The burial was from Mt Olive church, with burial in Oak Grove Cem. Rev Stephen Catt officiated.

Roy W Walters, 85, of R1 Medora died Aug 4 [1981] at Alton Mem Hosp. Services were held at Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home with Rev Guy Hardin officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Mem Park, Godfrey. He was a retired farmer and WW I Veteran. He was born in Indiana, a son of the late Isaac & Emma Walters. Surviving are his wife, Vivian (Barnett) Walters; 3 dau, Louise Cochran of Greenfield, June Huff, Godfrey and Esther Loy of Jerseyville; 2 sons, Paul of Colorado Springs, Co, and Darrell of Medora; 15 grandchildren and 12 g-grandchildren; and 4 sis including Orva Warner of Hardin.

John "Jack" Walz, 48, died Sun in the emergency room of Jersey Comm Hosp. He was born in Greene Co, son of Virginia (Scoggins) Miller of Jerseyville and the late John Walz. He was a veteran and was employed as an electrician at McDonnell Douglas. He married Carolyn (Gray) Walz and she died Aug 8, 1970. He married his 2nd wife, Adelene Armstrong on June 21, 1971 and she survives. Also surviving are his stepfather, James " Clarke" Miller, Jerseyville; 2 dau, Cynthia Walz, Jerseyville and Kathy Foiles of Plainview; 2 sons, Gary and Randy Woolsey; 3 Grandchildren; 2 sis, Mary Lou Toey of Carrollton and Lula Williams of Jerseyville; and 1 bro, Ronnie Miller of Joshua, Tx. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services were conducted by Rev L E Hutchinson. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. [Nov 14 1983]

Mrs George W Ware, 66, died at her home in Jerseyville. Funeral service was from her home. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cem, Springfield. Surviving are her husband, 1 sis, 1 dau, Emily, wife of Dr M W Pickard, 1 granddaughter, Julia of Kansas City, Mo; 2 step-dau, Mrs Charles Keith, Denver, Co and Mrs Edward Cross, Jerseyville; 1 step-son, Frank Ware of this city. Mrs Ware was a dau of General Jacob Fry, he early associated with early history of IL. Gen Fry was born in KY in 1799, son of a Revolutionary soldier. At age of 20, he settled in Greene Co and built first dwelling in the town of Carrollton. He was elected to the office of sheriff in k1828. Served in war of 1812. Some yrs after close of Indian wars. Col Fry was Brigadier-Gen and Major-Gen of IL State Militia. In 1836 he was appointed commissioner of IL & MI Canal and moved with family to Lockport where he served until 1846. In 1850 he started for the gold fields of CA, where he lived some yrs. He returned to IL and located at Ottawa. He was appointed collector of the port of Chicago. He relocated in Greene Co where he had land interests. When the Civil War broke out, he organized the 61st regiment of IL. Volunteer infantry and received appointment of Colonel. The old Fry homestead is located 6i mi S of Carrollton and is now owned by Thomas S Parker. Gen Fry married Emily (Turney) Fry and they were blessed with 5 children; 2 sons, James, a graduate of West Point and William M; 3 daus Sarah, Julia A and (unnamed). Sarah survives. [Aug 1905]

Ray E Warner, 77, of Medora, died Dec 2 [1954] at Jersey Comm Hosp where he had been a patient. He had been ill 3 wks. Visitation was held at Warner Funeral Home, Medora. Services were held at Summerville Presbyterian Ch where he had served as pianist for 62 yrs. Rev Kenneth Bower, assisted by Rev M Edwards Breed of Jerseyville, officiated at the final rites and interment was in Medora Cem. He was a son of the late Horace B & Isabelle (Challacombe) Warner and was born at Challacombe Station, Aug 29, 1877, on the grounds homesteaded by his ancestors. He had resided on the old Warner homestead place until 1938 when he retired and moved to Medora. He was a talented musician and taught piano to children of the Medora area and played for funerals and weddings at the Summerville Church. He began his musical career as a youth when he studied piano under the late J A Carson at Carrollton and at Blackburn College, Carlinville where he was a student for 2 yrs. He was also an active member of the Presbyterian Church in all branches of work. He was an elder of the church and former clerk of the church sessions. He had served as delegate of Alton Presbytery at the General Assembly in Michigan in 1947. surviving are his wife, Harriett (Richardson) Warner of Chesterfield, whom he married Dec 19, 1906, 1 son Paul L Warner, head of the Warner Funeral Homes at Brighton & Medora, and 1 dau, Mrs Helen Marshall of Jerseyville, a member of the faculty of Jerseyville Elementary School. He also leaves 1 bro, Hervey Warner, and 1 sis, Miss Stella Warner, both of Medora and 4 grandchildren.

Mrs Watkins was born in Roodhouse, July 21, 1893, a dau of the late Dr Dell More & Catherine R (Zahn) (Truesdale). She was the widow of Potter Watkins who was employed at the CIPS co for a number of yrs. The Couple had lived in Jerseyville and later went to Grafton where the continued to make their home until his death 18 yrs ago. Mr Watkins had also been employed by the Powder Mill at Grafton. Following the death of her husband, Mrs Watkins went to Council Bluffs where she had been-----incomplete---

Herbert U Watson, 82, formerly of Calhoun Co, died May 16, 1986 at his home. Born in Calhoun Co, a son of the late Stephen & Molly (Trowbridge) Watson, he was a retired produce salesman. In 1956, he married Nellie (Parker) Watson, she survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Herbie of Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; and 3 sis, Odessa Plummer, Kane, Maxine Griffin, Decatur and Peggy Watson of Webster Groves, Mo. Services were from Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. Rev Simon A Simon officiated and burial was in Hardin City Cem. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Jerseyville, where he was a member.

Herbert Uda Watson, 82, of Jerseyville, formerly of Calhoun Co, died May 16 [1986] at his residence. He was born March 6, 1904, to the late Stephen & Molly (Trowbridge) Watson. He married Nellie Parker in1956. He was a self employed produce salesman. Surviving are his wife; 1 son Herbie Watson, Jerseyville; 3 sis, Odessa Plummer, Kane, Maxine Griffin of Decatur and Peggy Watson of Webster Groves, Mo; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held May 19 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin with Rev Simon A Simon officiating. Burial was in Hardin Cem. Memorials may be given to First Presby Church, Jerseyville.

Kimberly Watson, 19, dau of Charles E & Patsy Ann Baect Watson Jr, of R 1 Dow, died Oct 15 [1978] at St Joseph Hosp, Alton. She had suffered injuries in an accident, Oct 10 on Airline Drive, Madison Co. She was assistant manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Jerseyville. Kimberly was born June 22, 1959, in Alton. Surviving are her parents; 2 bro, Kevin and Michael, at home; 3 sis, Wendy Maupin, Colorado Springs, CO, Terri Young, Carrollton, and Diane Watson at home; and her paternal grandmother, Reba Watson, Grafton.

Lottie D Watson, 82, of Brighton, died at the home of her dau, Mrs Christina Maxeiner. She was born Jan 15, 1888 in Greene co, the dau of Douglas & Amy (Freeman) Gernigan. Her husband was the late James Watson. Survivors are 5 dau, Mrs Fred (Verna) Marshal and Mrs Howard (Evelyn) Dwyer, Jerseyville, Mrs Vera Bock, Godfrey and Mrs Kenneth (Christina) Maxeiner of Brighton and Mrs Robert (Alta Faye) Tuetken, Tampa, FL; 6 sons, Earl Watson, Jerseyville, and Melvin, Laverne, Raymond, Paul and Alfred Watson all of Brighton; 25 grandchildren; 55 g-grandchildren; 3 g-g-grandchildren; 4 bros, Henry Tucker of Greeley, CO, Leslie Tucker of Wilmington, Bryan Tucker of Girard and Courtney Tucker, Jerseyville; 3 sis, Mrs Ora Ewing of Springfield, Mrs Pete Mathan and Mrs Thelma McFain of Taylorville. Her husband, parents, 1 dau, Mrs Walter Sullivan, 1 bro and 2 sis preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Howard Opperman of Brighton officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cem. [12-02-1970]

Mildred (Milner) Watson, died at the home of her dau, Mrs Mary Lou Modgline, Pagedale, MO. Funeral rites were held at Kane Baptist Church with Rev Jack Brown of Waverly officiating. Burial was in Kane Cem. She was born in Greene Co, March 21, 1907. Her husband was the late Earl W Watson. Surviving are 1 dau; 3 grandchildren; 1 bro, Ernest Milner, Carrollton; 3 sis, Mrs Dee Burch, Bethalto, Mrs Bernadine Carr, Kane and Mrs Charlotte Dixon, Cottage Hills. [22 Mar 1973]

Roberta Watson, 27, of Jerseyville, was killed in a head on collision 2 1/2 mi north of Cabool, MO. She was a passenger in a car driven by Hugh William Meyers of Collinsville, who was also killed and pronounced dead at the scene. He was a nephew of Wilmetta Breitweiser, Dow. She was born in Carrollton July 2, 1951, a dau of Aloys & Mary Lou (French) Heitzig and was a receptionist at McCow Mem Medical Clinic. Mrs Watson is survived by her husband, Herbie L Watson and 1 dau, Heather Michelle; her parents; 4 bro, Larry, Max, Danny and Craig Heitzig; 3 sis, Connie Fry, Luanne Heitzig and Jan Foiles, and maternal grandmother, Mrs Mary Heitzig. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral Mass was celebrated July 4, at Holy Ghost Church with Fr William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St Francis Cem. [03 Jul 1978]

Carrie E Watts, 90, died Feb 16, 1985 at Garnet Chateau in Jerseyville. Born in Rosedale Twsp in Jersey Co, a dau of the late Wilson & Frances (Swearingin) Robinson, she was the executive secretary for the American Red Cross in Jersey Co for 25 yrs. She married Fred Watts on Oct 15, 1916 in Carrollton. He preceded her in death Aug 3, 1954. Surviving are 3 dau, Mildred Campbell, Lincoln, MO, Ruth Watts and Clara Bridges, both of Jerseyville; 1 son, Robert Watts of Bartonville; 8 grandchildren; and 20 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from noon until time of service at First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. Rev R E George officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church where she had been a member for over 50 yrs.

Delbert, 13 mo old infant son of Mr & Mrs J Watts of McClusky, died Sun eve [Sep 1915]. Rev E T Carroll had services at the home. Burial in White Hall Cem.

Jesse Watts, 49, son of J D Watts born in White Hall, IL on Nov 9, 1881. 18 children, 11 survive. Widow Minnie, 5 dau: Mrs Frank Lowe, Mrs Leonard Everetts, Mrs Harry Krause, Nora and Verna; 6 sons, James, Eugene, Edward, Lloyd, Gordon and Jesse Jr. Burial in White Hall Cem.

George "Buck" Watts, 80, of Missouri, died Dec 31 [1986] in MO. He was born May 16, 1906, in Jersey Co to the late George & Cora L (Woolsey)Watts. He married Merle Phyllis Watts on Apr 19, 1924, in Greene Co. She died July 30, 1985. He ha been a research mechanic for Shell Oil, retiring in 1957. Survivors include 9 sons, Herschel, Delmar, Emil, Leon, Francis "Pete", Roger and Wyatt "Lew", all of Brighton, Glen of Litchfield and Paul of Henderson, NV; 3 dau, Margaret Orban, Caulfield, MO, Hazel Orban and Shirley Taul, both of Brighton; 49 grandchildren; and 48 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sis, 1 bro, 2 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren. Visitation and services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev David Dennis, Brighton officiated. Burial was in Kane Cem. Memorials may be given to Heart Fund and Cardinal Glennon Hosp for Children.

Rachel Watts, 84, (Mrs Wm?) was born June 2, 1826 in Logan, Hocking Co, OH. She was wed Apr 20, 1845. She was a dau of Henry & Elizabeth Prough. She leaves 5 children: Asloma La Londe, Dennison, TX, Hannah Prough, Wellston, OK, Elizabeth King, Lone Jack, MO, Mrs Elzina Hawk, Kane and Wm Wyatt Watts, Jerseyville; 33 grandchildren and 38 g-g-grandchildren.

Helen Wayham, 76, of Greenfield died at Staunton Comm Hosp, after an extended illness. Services were held at Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield with Rev Albert Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. She was born July 6, 1896 in Greene Co the dau of the late Ed & Tina (Mains) Brown and was a sis to the late George E Brown of Jerseyville. Mrs Wayham was a member of First Baptist Church, Greenfield. [Mar 1973]

Hugh Harold Wayham, 69 yrs, 3 mo, 2 days, retired businessman of Jerseyville, died Jan 13 [1954], at his home on W Pearl St. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Mr Wayham had been ill for several days but was not considered critical and had visited the business dist the previous aft. He was born in Greene Co, Oct 11, 1884, a son of the late Hugh Clinton & Della D (Felter) Wayham. The family came to Jerseyville to reside 32 yrs ago. Mr Wayham was formerly employed with International Shoe Co, Jerseyville Branch and later operated "Wimpy's" a short order restaurant on S State ST. He had retired some time ago. He was active in: Odd Fellows Lodge, Encampment, Ruby Rebekah Lodge and Hickory Grove Camp, Modern Woodman of America. He was a Past Noble Grand of the IOOF, Past Chief Patriarch of the Encampment, and was currently serving as Scribeand Trustee of the IOOF. Mr Wayham is survived by his wife, Nona Wayham and 1 son, Charles Wayham of Mattoon; 4 grandchildren; 1 sis, Mrs Hazel Reno, Godfrey and 2 bro, Edgar Wayham of Carrollton and Felter Wayham, Greenfield. One son Lt Harold Damon Wayham, was killed in action during WW II. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Service was Jan 16, at First Methodist Church, Rev F W Schwarzlose officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Leonard Billy Wayman, 64, died [Sep 1985] this A M at Jersey Comm Hosp. Born in Fidelity, a son of Ethel (Moore) Wayman and the late Frank Wayman, he ran an auto salvage yard. He was a WW II Veteran, he married Grace (Baze) Wayman on Apr 25, 1944 in White Hall. Surviving are his mother; wife; 2 dau, Elaine Giller, Staunton and Sharon Morrow, Carlinville; 4 sons, Jim, Fidelity, Rick of Donaphon, Mo, Cecil, Rushville and Tom of Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren; 2 sis, Virginia Richie of Medora and Evelyn Lebro of Gillespie; 1 bro, Dwight of Medora. There was no visitation and private funeral services were held at Warner-Targhetta funeral home, Medora on Mon, with cremation to follow.

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