Obituaries - Wi

Clarence Wiegand, 56, of Jonesburg, MO, son of the late A L Wiegand, Jerseyville, died Dec 16 [1954] at General Hosp, Mexico, MO. He was born Apr 29, 1898. Prior to his lingering illness he was engaged in farming in MO. The decedent is survived by his wife, Mrs Cleo Wiegand, Jonesburg; 3 sons, robet and Gary, Jonesburg and Herbert, Alton; 2 stepsons, Thomas Montgomery, Jonesburg and Eugene Montgomery in Military service, stationed in San Antonio, TX; his mother Mrs Wiegand, Jerseyville; 4 sis, Mrs. Harry Weller, Roodhouse, Miss Amy Wiegand, Jerseyville, Mrs Lucille Pegaram, Jerseyville and Mrs Dean cooper, Alton, and 1 bro, Everett Wiegand, Alton. The body was brought to the Harding Funeral Home at Jonesburg and then to Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at the Methodist Church, Dec 18, with Rev F W Schwarzlose officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cem.

Minnie O Wieland, of Alton, died [Oct 1967] after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Louis Purcell officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cem. Mrs Wieland was born in Greene Co, dau of the late Henry & Eliza (Swearingen) Robinson and was born Jan 21, 1881. Surviving are 2 dau, Mrs Walter (Margaret) Ebbert, Godfrey and Mrs Oscar (Roberta) Schmidt, Edwardsville; 3 sis, Mrs Carrie Watts, Jerseyville, Mrs Cora Abeln, Fontana, CA, and Mrs Lucy King, Riverside, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 11 g-grandchildren. Her husband Fred preceded her in death.

Vena G Wieneke, 74, who with her husband, Marx, owned and operated the Wieneke Orchard, in Jersey Co, died Sept 9 [1984] at VIP Manor Nursing Home, Wood River. She was born Nov 9, 1909, in Greene Co, Dau of Roy & Lula (Grizzle) Stevens. She married Marx Wieneke and he died in Jan of 1980. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Jerseyville and was a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapt, Grafton. Surviving are 3 sis, Eileen Kinser, Roxana, Meda Garver, Albuquerque, NM and Freda Dabbs, Jerseyville; 3 bro, Earl L Stevens, E Moline, William R Stevens, Wood River, and Roy H Stevens, Springfield. Visitation was at Gray Funeral Home, Wood River. Where services were held on Sept 12 with Rev Roy Gibbs of Roxana First Baptist Church officiating and burial was Kane Cem. Memorials may be given to Alzehimers Foundation.

William Wiener, 83, died July 12, 1987, at St Mary Hosp, St Louis after a short illness. He was formerly engaged in farming and became a partner with C & W Equipment Co in 1955, before retiring in 1972. He was born in Batchtown, son of the late Ernest & Anna (Booheister) Wiener Sr. He married the former Winona Campbell on June 28, 1933, in Carrollton. Surviving, besides his wife, are 1 bro, Ernest "Doc" Wiener Jr of Brighton; 4 sis, Anna foiles, Jerseyville, Dorothy Vetter, Brighton, Ethel Smith, Meredosia and Ella Lynch, Conrad, IA. He was preceded in death by 1 bro and 2 sis. Visitation was held from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral was held at Jerseyville Church of Christ with Charles Reiser officiating. Burial was in Indian Creek Cem at Hamburg. Memorials may be given to the church where he was a member.

Minerva (Cocrell) (Brown) Wiggins, 76, died [Feb 1928] at Kane. She was the youngest child of the late Dennis & Mary Brown and was born in what was Greene Co. She married John Wiggins on May 16, 1872. He died May 31, 1925. They were parents of 2 children, Dennis Brown, who died at the age of 2 and Mary Wiggins who survives. Mrs Wiggin's niece, Elizabeth O Haner, who was reared by her, married Columbus Van Horne. Body was taken to the home of Mrs Elmer Wilcox, Jerseyville. Funeral from Baptist church with Rev Joseph Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem.

Lucy Jane Wilcox, 92, of Jerseyville, died Nov 2 [1974] at Blu Fountain Manor, Godfrey. She was born Dec 14, 1881 in Carrollton the dau of William J & Mary A (Reynolds) Armstrong. Her husband, was the late Fred B Wilcox. She is survived by 2 sons, Charles L Wilcox of Lawton, OK and Edwin F Wilcox of Emden, MO; 2 daus, Mrs Fred (Bessie W) Morgan, St Louis, MO, and Mrs Paul (Helen M) Rhoads, Green Valley, AZ; 2 sis, Mrs Mae Ulrich, Minneapolis, MN and Mrs Clara Voorhees, Urbana; 1 grandson and 4 g-granddaughters. Funeral rites were held Nov 7, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R E George officiate and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. ----Incomplete.

Sophia E Wilkerson, 80 died at the home of her cousin, Mrs J F Stevens at Piasa on Oct 21, 1927. She was born [30 Jul 1847] at the old Tribble homestead, known later as the Wilkerson farm, near Piasa, dau of John & Mary (Hobson) Tribble. At the tender age of 13, she was bereft of her parents. Her sister and she then made their home with their cousin, Capt John Tribble of Upper Alton, IL. She attended the public schools of Alton, later entering Monticello Seminary at Godfrey. After her school life, she, in the company with her sister traveled abroad in Europe, visiting in England, Germany, France, Switzerland and other countries. Returning to the US, she was united in marriage to L G Wilkerson, at Carrollton, IL on Dec 18, 1873. After their marriage they resided 8-10 yrs on their farm west of Piasa. Later they moved to the west where they spent about 20 yrs, then returned to Piasa where they spent the remainder of their days. In early life, she was converted and united with the Presbyterian church, later uniting with the Methodist church of Piasa and continuing in that fellowship until death. Active in Ladies Aid, she was of a retiring disposition, loyal to a friend, never forgetting a kindness, and always showing her appreciation of any kindness shown her. About 28 yrs ago she was bereft by the death of her sister, Mrs Jennie Drew and later, Jan 22, 1924, her husband passed to the Great Beyond. She leaves several cousins.

Lindell Wilkinson, 62, d Jan 24, 1992 at Jersey Comm Hosp. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired in 1986 as a group leader at Olin Corp, E Alton, after 33 yrs service. He was born Dec 23, 1929, at Huzza, MO, a son of the late Elmer & Carrie (Evans) Wilkinson. He married the former Wanda Abbott on Sept 11, 1954, in Carrollton. She survives. Also surviving are 1 son, L Greg Wilkinson, Kane; 3 daus, Pam Wilkinson, Bowling Green, KY, Patrice Hoots, of Kansas City, MO, and Wendy Patrick, Mission, KS; 4 grandchildren; 1 step grandson; 4 bros, Curtis Wilkinson, Dow, Loya and Terry Wilkinson, Jerseyville and Danny Wilkinson, Grandview, MO; and 5 sis, Loretta Calrkson and Noomi Dunsing, Jerseyville, Wilma Lynn and Zelma Denham, both of Kansas City, and Gwen Marshall, Kane. One bro, Johnny Wilkinson, preceded him in death. Visitation was at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home, where services were held by Rev Terry Turner. Burial was Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Assoc.

Harry Lewis Williams, 88, of Jerseyville, died [Feb 1971] at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton. Final services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Arlen Campbell of Jerseyville officiated at the services and burial was in Kane Cem. He was a retired general laborer, and was born Aug 9, 1882 in Greene Co, The son of Lewis Robert & Melissa (Morris) Williams. He is survived by 1 dau; 1 grandson, Robert Mowen, Jerseyville; 2 g-grandchildren and 1 half-sis, Mrs Faye Douglas of MO. His wife, Minnie (Stearns) Williams, 1 bro and 1 sis preceded him in death.

Lewis A "Abe" Williams, 78, died Feb 18, 1988, at his residence. Williams was a barber in Jerseyville and Brighton until retiring in 1974. The WW II U S Navy Veteran, was born in Alva, OK, son of the late John T & Mary Ellen (Abbot) Williams. On Apr 15, 1939, he married Rosalie (Hughes) Williams in St Charles, MO and she died Oct 27, 1982. Surviving are 1 dau, Ruth Embly, Brighton; 2 grandchildren; 4 sis, Tempa Groves, Kane, Helen "Sis" Price, Hillview, Mary Sandberg, Jerseyville and Bessie Pinkerton, Carrollton; and 2 bros, Delbert "Dutch" Williams, Jerseyville and Roy Williams, Carrollton. He was preceded in death by 1 sis, Merle Watts; and 3 bros, Howard Sonny, John T and Gilbert Williams. Visitation was at Targhetta Funeral Home, Brighton and services were held there by Rev Charles Epperly. Burial was in Kane Cem, where military rites were conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post 402. Memorials may be given to Brighton Unit Area Ambulance Service or Kane VFW Post 4528.

Louie Genevieve Williams, 73, of Kane, died Apr 6 [1975], at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton. She was born Dec 7, 1901 in Greene Co, a dau of Fred & Sarah Ellen (Reno) Gardiner. She was a member of Kane Methodist Church and WSCS. Surviving are 2 daus, Mrs Irene Bennett, Alton, and Mrs Lois Panzier, Kane; 2 grandchildren; 3-g-grandchildren; and 1 bro, Landon Gardiner, Dalton. Her husband, Donald Lee Williams, 1 bro, and 1 sis preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Kane Methodist Church with Rev John Sims officiating. Interment was in Kane Cem.

Mary Adella Williams, 50, of RR Jerseyville, died Feb 29 [1972], Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton. She was born July 9, 1921 in Boise, ID, the dau of Earl & Myrtle (Patient) Williams. Her husband, John T Williams, preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, John T Williams Jr, Jerseyville, Allison Earl Porter; 6 grandchildren; 2 bro, Wayne Williams and Thomas Clinton Williams, Eddyville, IA; and 3 sis, Mrs Porter Whitlock, Jerseyville, Mrs Edna Whitlock, Carrollton and Mrs Mabel Wilkinson. Final services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Rucker officiated and burial was in Kane Cem.

Ruby B Williams, a resident of Greenwood Manor Nursing Home for the past yr, died Sept 19 [1981], at Jersey Comm Hosp. She was born Nov 7, 1893 in Georgetown, KY, a dau of the late Sam & Sarah (Wasson) Rutledge. She is survived by 4 sons, Garland Williams, Hillview, Glenn Williams, Godfrey, Sam Williams, Jerseyville, and Wayne Williams, Grafton; 3 daus, Sylvia Decker, Jerseyville, Eileen Hulett, Bethalto, Ruby Aurela Cletcher, Godfrey; 25 grandchildren; 49 g-grandchildren; and 2 sis, Dora Boatman, Jacksonville, and Etta Crafton, Beardstown. Her husband, Leslie, died May 15, 1957, and 1 son also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev A D Selby officiated and burial was in Valhalla Mem Park.

Wayne V Williams, 89, a retired barber, died Nov 6 [1980], at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. He was born Apr 13, 1891 in Rockbridge, a son of David J & Alice F (Greene) Williams. His wife, Elsie (Bright) Williams, whom he married on July 20, 1915, died Dec 13, 1972. Surviving are 1 dau, Mary Florence Hefner of Jerseyville; 2 grandsons; 5 g-grandchildren and l bro, Louis L Williams, Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 1 son, Warren Robb Williams. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church by Rev M Edwards Breed with burial in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church.

William Rufus Willis, 66 yrs, 6 mo, 5 days, died Oct 31 [1966] at Jersey Comm Hosp, where he had been a patient for 10 wks. Mr Willis, a resident of Jerseyville for 46 yrs, resided on E Pearl St. He was a son of the late Milton V Willis &I Margaret (Gentry) Shanks, and was born at Emden on Apr 26, 1900. Surviving are his wife, Stella Willis, Jerseyville, his mother, Mrs Shanks, 1 dau, Mrs Dale Mohr, Medora, 1 son, Bernard M Willis, Ontario, CA, 1 stepson, Gilbert Lewis, Scottsdale, AZ, 6 sis, Mrs Eugene Shields and Mrs Minnie Brooks, Jerseyville Mrs Mildred Tabor, St Louis, Mrs Bert Morrison, Fieldon, Mrs John Cecil and Mrs Pete Bonds, Patton, MO; 3 bro, Elmer "Bud" Willis, Jerseyville, Russell Willis, Brighton, and Emery Willis, Carrollton; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Gertrude Mohr of Medora officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem.

Herman Douglas Willman, 58, of Hardin, died Apr 1 at Jefferson Barracks Hosp, St Louis after a lengthy illness. He was born in Belleview, son of Sarah Jane Williams, Fieldon and the late Ray Willman. He was a WW II Army Veteran and a retired laborer from the Brass Mill at Olin Corp. Also surviving are 1 dau, Juanita Willman, Golden Eagle; 1 bro, Everett Willman, White Hall and 1 sis, Nellie Williams, Granite City. Visitation and service was held at Hanks Funeral Home, Hardin. Rev George Johnson officiated and burial was in Crescent Heights Cem, Pleasant Hill.

Cora Ellen Wilson, 68, of Morrisonville, died Feb 12 [1950], at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton where she had been a patient since Feb 3. She was a dau of the late Mr & Mrs Samuel Rich and spent her early days in the Fidelity vicinity. Following her marriage to J D Wilson she moved to Morrisonville. His death occurred Aug 14, 1945. Mrs Wilson was a member of the Morrisonville Baptist Church and of Glenwood Chapt 459, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs Wilson is survived by 2 sons, Dr O D Wilson, Carrollton and Stuart R Wilson, Morrisonville; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 14, at Morrisonville Baptist Church, Rev William Greer officiating. Burial was in Morrisonville Cem.

Ira E Wilson, 57, of Virginia, IL, died May 8, at his home. Funeral service was conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated. Burial was in Kane Cem. He had been an implement dealer and was born Dec 12, 1917 in Jersey Co, a son of Ralph & Mildred (Waddle) Wilson. He was also a Veteran of WW II. Surviving are his widow, Frances (Ford) Wilson, Virginia; 1 bro, Robert K Wilson, Virginia; 4 sis, Mrs Jacob Gettings and Mrs Lester Allen, Jerseyville, Mrs Dean Sandness, Visallia, CA, and Mrs Melvin Bridges, Alton.

Viola Isabelle Wilson, dau of George & Fannie Clower, was born near Kemper on March 17, 1891. She joined the Baptist church at Piasa March 9 1912. She married Sherman Wilson and they went to Montana until 1923 when they returned to IL and located in Alton. She died Aug 22, 1928 and leaves her husband; father & mother; 4 sis, Mrs Charles Hodges of Richlea, Canada; Midd Della Clower, White Hall, Mrs Authur Gilliam and Mrs Earl Hunt of Piasa, 3 bro, Henry, White Hall, Walter and Rolla of Alton; 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

Gary Lee Wimmersberg, 28, of Huntsville, formerly of Jerseyville, died Sept 3 [1982] in Huntsville. He was born July 4, 1954, son of William & Judy (Sawyer) Wimmersberg in Carrollton. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Surviving are his parents, 1 sis, Linda Wimmersberg and 1 bro, William Jr. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville with Rev Clay Noah officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem where military rites were conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.

Anna Katherine Winchell, 73, of Eldred, died at the home of her dau, Mrs Ernest Kolb, in Alton. She had suffered several strokes and had been ill for more than 5 yrs. She was a dau of Michael & Barbara (Bechtoldt) Wirth and was born Jan 2, 1867 in Calhoun Co. She married Alvin Winchell Nov 14, 1889 and for the past 36 yrs, they had loved on their farm east of Eldred. Because of her poor health she had gone to stay with her dau in Alton. Surviving is are her husband; 2 sons, Ira and Irwin; and 2 daus, Mrs Ernest Kolb and Mrs Lena Wirts, all of Alton; 1 sis, Miss Francis Wirth, Jerseyville; 1 half-bro, George Wirth and 1 half sis, Mrs Joe Zipprich, Kampsville; 7 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. [1940]

Howard Silas Winchell, 69, a retired merchant of Fieldon, died [May 1970] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Funeral service was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated and interment was in Fieldon Cem. Born July 8, 1900 in Greene Co he was a son of the late Walter & Mary (Flatt) Winchell. He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Herring) Winchell; 3 daus, Mrs Floyd Isringhausen and Mrs Howard Gerson, Fieldon and Mrs Harold Tant, Hartford; 9 grandchildren and 1 g-grandchild.

Theodore A Winslow, 77, died [Dec 1983] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Born in Bloomington, a son of the late William & Florence (Schessler) Winslow, he was retired from Olin Corp where he was a machinist. He married the former Mary Van Meter in 1927i in Jerseyville, and she survives. Also surviving are 2 daus, Gyelia Pollard of Bunker Hill and Joyce Broyles of Ft McClean, AL; 2 sons, Robert Winslow, Dallas, TX and Donald Winslow, Carrollton; 17 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; 2 sis, Zella Fogler, Hayworth and Louise Knight, Pekin; and 1 bro, Harold Winslow of Monteka, CA. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Elder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to Bible Baptist Church.

Narcissus C Winson, 70, widow of William (who died May 26, 1863), died [1917] at the home of her son Elmer. They were parents of 10 children. She had 3 g-grandchildren. She was born in Greene Co, Feb 6, 1847. Funeral at Congregational Church, Chesterfield with Rev Ellis officiating and burial was in Gelder Cem near Chesterfield.

John E Winters, 71, died [Jul 1967] as the result of fatal injuries suffered in a head on crash on Humpert Road, Alton. His wife, Mabel, was also killed. Mrs Mary V Greer and her 2 children were injured. Mr Winters was a son of the late Mr & Mrs George Winters and was born at Carrollton Jan 24, 1896. Surviving are 2 daus, Mrs Dorothy Kochersperger, Alton and Mrs Leroy Schmoeller, Brighton; 2 sons, Ernest, Alton and Paul E Winters, Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 1 sis, Mrs Mary Schrieber, Jerseyville and 1 bro, Harold Winters, Chesterfield. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of Brighton American Legion post and Veterans of WW I Barracks 98 of Alton. Joint funeral services were held at Warner Funeral Home in Brighton with Rev Opperman, pastor of First Baptist Church, Brighton officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cem, Upper Alton.

Rorie Elmer Witt, 80, of Jerseyville died at St Joseph Hosp, Alton where he had been a patient for 10 days. He was born in Greene Co on Feb 18 1888, the son of George & Mary Josephine (Detchmendy) Witt. The retired farmer was a member of First Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, Addie L Witt, 1 dau, Mrs Herschel (Doris) Cox, and 1 son, Neil Witt, of Jerseyville; 1 sis, Miss Marie Witt, Carrollton; 13 grandchildren---incomplete Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carlton Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiante. Interment was in Valhalla Mem Park. [Oct 1968]

Walter H Witt, 69, of Jerseyville, died June 20 [1983], at Jersey Comm Hosp after a long illness. He was born Dec 6, 1913 in Woodville, son of the late Alva H &I Mary Etta (Brannan) Witt. He was a heavy equipment operator out of Local 520, Mitchell, until retiring in 1977. Survivors are his wife, Julia Rose (Vancil) Witt whom he married July 4, 1958 in Jerseyville; 2 sons, Richard of Alton and Terry of Jerseyville; 2 daus, Ramona Abbott, Orlando, FL and Kathy Beiermann, Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren; 2 bro, Francis Neil Witt, Eldred and Alva Boyd Witt, State of Virginia. Services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Fr William Hembrow officiated and burial was in Kane Cem. Memorials may be given to Shriners Crippled Children's Hosp, St Louis and Lewis & Clark Lung Assoc.

William Paxton Witt Sr, 64, county superintendent of highways of Jersey Co, a position he had formerly held in Greene Co, died at Jersey Comm Hosp. He was born at Kane, Sept 11, 1891, the son of the late George W & Louisa Ann (Williams) Witt. He was a graduate of Carrollton high school, class of 1908 and of the University of IL, where he received a degree in civil engineering. He took a position in the bank at Kane and then engaged in farming before going into engineering and construction work. He was a member of King Solomon Lodge #197, AF & AM at Kane. Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Bush) Witt; 2 sons, George W and William P of Jerseyville; 1 dau, Mrs Mary V Trump, Carlinville; 1 bro, Kyle Witt, Jerseyville; 4 sis, Mrs William Davis, Kansas City, MO, Mrs S F March, Carrollton; Mrs Cletus Hays, Alton, and Mrs E I Ozbun, Kane; 5 grandchildren. Two sons, one in infancy and Paul, was killed in a hunting accident in Sept 1941, at the age of 14. Funeral services were held at Kane Methodist Church, Rev L E Mustain, Roxana, officiating, assisted by Rev C L Peterson. A quartet, Mrs James Allen, Mrs Frank Cummings, Mrs Kenneth Darr, and Mrs Henry Brooks sang, accompanied at the piano by Mrs Donald Crane. Pallbearers: Perry Cory, George Cory, C W Hayes, Kenneth White, Lee Witt, and Franklin March. Burial was in Jalappa Cem. [1955]

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