Obituaries - W

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.

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]

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.

Charles H Wedding, 49, died at his home on N State St of the flu. He was a self made man and deserving of appreciative recognition for his accomplishments. He built a large automobile business in Jerseyville for sales, maintenance and repairs. Built on N State St, it was a large, modern garage. He was a member of the fire dept and a man of splendid character and honesty. Private services were from the home with Rev Joe Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Wedding family Cem at Rosedale. He was born in Rosedale, Oct 25, 1878, and came to Jerseyville with his parents in 1891. He married Ella Carpunky, Nov 6, 1906. She survives, there were no children Also surviving are 1 bro, collie Wedding; 4 sis, Mrs Wm Smith and Mrs Morrell Chamberlain of Seattle, WA, Mrs George Gray of Rockbridge and Mrs Wm Fowler of Arlington, WA; his mother, Mrs C H Wedding of Seattle, WA; 1 half bro, Ernest Wedding of Jerseyville; and 1 half sis, Mrs Harry Spottswood, Los Angeles, CA. "Charlie" Wedding and Carl Snyder built the first automobile seen in Jerseyville and made it run. [Nov 1918]

Clara Emma Wedding, 84 yrs, 8 mo, 28 days, wife of James P Wedding of Fieldon, died Thurs [26-1968] at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton. She had been a patient 12 days. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd, former minister of the United Church of Christ in Fieldon, officiating. Burial was in Fieldon Cem. She was a dau of the late Mr & Mrs William Lawler and was a lifelong resident of Fieldon. Mrs Wedding was a teacher and Taught in the rural school system of Jersey Co. In Later yrs she was post mistress at Fieldon until her retirement. In Addition to her husband, she is survived by 1 niece, Mrs Rose Darr of Phoenix, AZ, and 2 nephews, James L Coombes of Jerseyville and William Coombes who is in Germany.

Elsie O Wehrly, 91, died Feb 13 [1989] at Sunset Retirement Home in Quincy. The retired teacher was born in Beemont, Mo, dau of the late Simon & Wilhelmina (Auf Der Heide) Ott. On Apr 7, 1920, in Beemont, she married Samuel Frederick Wehrly. He died June 14, 1973. Surviving are 2 dau, Margaret Larson of Ocasla, FL, and Martha Pellikin, Grafton; 1 son, James S Wehrly of Macomb; 10 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 bro, Arthur Ott, Springfield, VA. Preceding her in death were 2 grandchildren, 1 sis and 2 bros. Visitation was from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Kane United Methodist Church with Rev Mary Ann Vidakovich officiating. Burial was in Kane Cem. Memorials may be given to the church where she had been a member.

Olivia B Wehrly, 85, of St Louis, Mo died Nov 25 [1983] at her residence. She was born June 22, 1898 in Lexington, Mo. She was the dau of the late William & Mary (Meyers) Bartels. She was a sec and Co-owner of Mid-Continent Sales Inc, St Louis. Surviving are 1 son, John H Wehrly Jr of St Louis; 1 dau, Marian Pregler, Kane; 2 Bro, William Bartels, Springhill, KS and Edwin Bartels, Topeka, KS; and 9 grandchildren. Services were held at Kane United Methodist Church with Rev Steve Perrin officiating. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Kane United Methodist Church or Union United Methodist Church, St Louis.

Betty Jean Wells, 92, of Roodhouse, died Friday, July 15, 2016, at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 4, 1923, in White Hall, the daughter of William T. and Flossie C. England Sitton. She married Albert S. Lawson in February of 1937 at White Hall, and he preceded her in death March 6, 1946. She later married Gerald Wells on Nov. 10, 1960, at Roodhouse, and he passed away Oct. 9, 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Raymond) Rich of Palmyra; sons David Lawson of Roodhouse, Joe (Gloria) Lawson of Roodhouse, and Jeff (Tracy) Wells of Roodhouse; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by a stepson, Gerald K. Wells; six sisters, Iris Range, Marian Sitton, Avis Fay, Vida Simonds, Lucille Taylor, Margie Sitton; and a brother, Ellis Sitton.

Betty had worked at the sewing factory at Roodhouse before working at several grocers in Roodhouse, including Bennett's Red & White, Young's Superette, Don & Joe's Market, Joe's Bi-Rite, and Meehan's. She then worked for 20 years at Waverly Foods. She had been a member of the former Roodhouse Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse with burial at Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Roodhouse Fire and Rescue, or to North Greene Knights youth football team. Condolences may be left on-line at airsman-hires.com.

Contributed 26 May 2017 by Nancy Simonds Wolski

Gerald K. "Jerry" Wells, 50, of Roodhouse, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 14, 1958, in Pana, the son of Gerald and Patsy Scott Wells. His mother preceded him in death when he was one year old.

Jerry was raised by his father and stepmother, Betty Sitton Wells. His father preceded him in death, and his mother, Betty Wells survives in Roodhouse. Also surviving is an adopted son, Travis Wells of White Hall; four brothers, Jeff Wells (wife, Tracey) of Edwardsville, Kim Scott of Winchester, David Lawson of Roodhouse and Joe Lawson (wife, Gloria) of Roodhouse; a sister, Nancy Rich (husband, Raymond) of Palmyra; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation alongside his father for several years and had worked for many years at the Roodhouse Envelope Company until ill health forced his retirement. His favorite past time was hanging out with his many friends.

Services were entrusted to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home of Roodhouse, Illinois.

Contributed 26 May 2017 by Nancy Simonds Wolski

Freeda F Whited, 78, of Jerseyville, died Apr 15, 1988 at Greenwood Manor. She was born in Calhoun co to the late Thomas & Leeta (Ottwell) Gourley. She married Roy Whited on Oct 10, 1928, in Edwardsville. He died Nov 25, 1984. She was a member of Kemper Baptist Church, Medora. Surviving are 2 daus, Phyllis Berttell, Brighton and Evelyn Wordley, Godfrey; 1 son, Glenn Whited, Carrollton; 1 sis, Veeda George, White Hall; 3 bros, Chester Gourley, Carrollton and Lloyd and Leland Gourley, both of Winchester; 11 grandchildren; and 10 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister Mary Norton and 2 bros Arnold and Everrett Gourley. Visitation and funeral were at Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Rev George F Humbert Jr officiated and burial was in Medora Cem. Memorials may be given to Kemper Baptist Church.

Brian Eric Whitehead, 5 days, son of Edward l & Arbedella (Kallal) Whitehead, died [18 Apr 1960] at St Joseph Hosp, Alton, where he had been transferred the day following his birth [13 Apr 1960] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Harold Lane, pastor of first Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Surviving in addition to his parents are 1 sis, Laura Ellen Whiteherad; maternal grandparents, Mr & Mrs Sylvester Kallal, Jerseyville; and his g-grandmothers, Mrs Frank Kallal, Jerseyville and Mrs Wm Abeln, Carrollton.

Harried Whitenack, died at her home on June 18, 1926. She was a life long resident of Jerseyville and was dau of the late Jacob & Linda (Fox) Whitenack. She leaves 4 sis, Annie of Alton, Mrs George DeBolt, Carrollton, Mrs Barclay Wedding and Miss Adeline, Jerseyville; 2 bro, Harry Whitenack, Jerseyville and Matthew Whitenack, Shoshone, ID. Funeral was from her home with Rev Harrold Farrill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem.

Linda Myra Whitenack, 75, one of the city's oldest residents, was the last of 7 children. She was born in Hunderon Co, NJ. In 1849, she married Jacob Witenack. They lived in Fox Hill and Somerville NJ. Came to IL in 1852. They were parents of 11 children. Surviving are Maggie DeBolt, Carrollton, Misses Helen & Hattie, Addie & Annie, Mrs Barclay Wedding; bros, Harry of SD and Matthew. Funeral from Presby Church, burial in Oak Grove Cem. [died 15 Apr 1907]

Frances C Whitlock, 83, died Feb 23, 1989, at Reisch Mem Nursing Home, Carrollton. Born in Spanky, she was the dau of the late John & Catherine (Bru??) Goeddey. On June 24, 1935, she married Edwin B Whitlock, in Carrollton. He died Oct 9, 1987. Surviving are 1 dau, Mary Helen Isringhausen, Carrollton; 3 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 2 sis, Helena Goeddey of Carrollton and Anne Meade of Palmyra, Mo; and 1 bro, Joe Goeddey, Carrollton. Preceding her in death were 1 sis, Mary Schnelt; 3 bros, John, George and Henry Goeddey; and an infant son, Henry Whitlock. Visitation was from Airsman-Hires funeral home, Carrollton, with rosary that eve. Funeral Mass was at St John Catholic Church, Carrollton with Rev Joseph O'Reily as celebrant. Burial was in St John Cem. Memorials may be given to church renovation fund.

George Andrew Whitlock, 80, died Feb 5, 1992, at his home. He worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville for 32 yrs and was a dispatcher at McConnell Douglas Corp in St Louis 18 yrs, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Jerseyville Loyal Order of the Moose. Born in Greene Co on Feb 29, 1911, he was a son of the late Jesse & Rosa (Cheeks) Whitlock. Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Hetzel) Whitlock, whom he married March 25, 1944, in Jerseyville; 1 son Jerry Lee Whitlock of Grafton; and 2 grandchildren. One sis and 4 bros preceded him in death. Visitation was from Jacoby-Shcroeder Funeral Home, Jerseyville. Final rites were conducted at First Assembly of God Church, Jerseyville. Rev Larry Hayes officiated and Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to the church.

George Dewey Whitlock, 78, retired farmer of Bunker Hill and a native of Kane, died Dec 24 [1976] at St Joseph Hosp, Highland. Final rites were held at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home in Bunker Hill with Rev Howard Whittaker officiating. Burial was in Bunker Hill Cem. He was born Aug 28, 1898 in Kane, a son of George & Ada (Reno) Whitlock. Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Leasenfelt) Whitlock; 2 daus, Mrs William (Betty) Menchak of Marion and Mrs Mary Jones of Gillespie; 1 son, ----incomplete----

Ida Elizabeth Whitlock, 76 yrs 6 mo, 11 days, died Feb 29 [1952], at Watson Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several months. She was a dau of the late Marion & Alvira (Burch) Whitlock and was born in Rockbridge, Aug 9, 1875. Surviving are 2 daus, Mrs Lester Huff, Rockbridge and Mrs Harry Eastham, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Walter Whitlock, Bethalto and Perry Whitlock, Jerseyville; and 1 sis, Mrs Len Houdasholt, Walnut, KS. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were held. Rev LaVerne Poole officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove Cem.

Mrs Juanita Whitlock, 73, a resident of Jerseyville, was killed in an accident involving a truck-semi and an automobile in the Dow area on Sat aft [1968]. Mrs Whitlock was pronounced doa at St Joseph Hosp, Alton and her passenger, Mrs Cordia Prough died at the hosp that night. Mrs Prough, who had been living with her dau, Mrs Clifford (Freda) Greene in Wood River, had been visiting at the Whitlock home. They were coming back from Dow where they had taken another lady home. The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Dow Rd and Rt 109. The empty truck, owned by Richard Hansen of Jerseyville and driven by his 17 yr old son, Bruce R, was traveling N on RT 109. Young Hansen told the investigating officer, Cpl Frances Neubauer, as he neared the intersection of the roads, he observed the Whitlock vehicle traveling east on the Dow road, and the driver after making a stop made a left hand turn onto 109. Hansen said he applied his brakes but he was so close to the intersection he was unable to avoid the accident. Services were held for Mrs Whitlock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carlton G Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Jerseyville, where she was a member. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Mrs Whitlock was a dau of the late M J & Elnora (Prough) Ritchey, was born in Jersey Co, on Feb 3, 1895. She was a resident of the Panhandle vicinity for many yrs before moving to Jerseyville. She was a charter member of the Jersey Co Home Bureau and was affiliated with the Panhandle Unit of Jersey Co Homemakers Ext Assoc. Her only immediate survivor is 1 son, Calvin Whitlock, Jr, of Jerseyville. Her parents, her husband, Calvin Sr., and 2 bros, Orleigh and---incomplete---

Roy Wilson Whitlock, 7 yrs, 3 mo, 18 days, died sat am [1921]. The child was injured last Sun and had been bleeding since then, according to the testimony at the inquest conducted by Dr B M Brewster, Coroner. He was playing with the other children in the family, throwing a hammer. George, their 15 yr old bro, threw the hammer into a tree to get it out of reach of the younger children. The hammer lodged on a limb 10 ft above the ground. Roy wanted the hammer, so Mrs Whitlock told the older boy to get it out of the tree. George then climbed up on a chicken house near the tree to get the hammer and while he was endeavoring to get it, the hammer became dislodged and fell, striking Roy on the head, its claws cutting 2 gases on the top of his head. Jesse Whitlock, the father of the child dressed his wounds, so the mother testified today. She was ill in bed and unable to care for him. The father is a farm hand employed near Kane and went back to his work the first of the week. The mother being ill, the other children took care of the injured boy as best they could, and the mother, it seems, did not know how serious his condition was. The child bled constantly from the wounds, and Tues was so ill and weak he went to bed. He kept growing weaker and paler and could no food or water on his stomach. He passed away on Sat at 1 am. Coroner Brewster informs us that in his opinion, the child's life might have been saved had the severed blood vessel in his head been pinched together or tried to stop the bleeding. The child probably was a "bleeder", as his mother stated in testimony that he always bled profusely from a cut and it was always difficult to stop the bleeding. No arrangements for the funeral have been made yet, and will not be until after the father, who is working in Greene Co, is reached. Hugh Whitlow was foreman of the Coroner's jury, other members were Perry Shaw, Jos. Gunterman, Robert Patton, F O Brown and John W Rives. Mrs Whitlock told the coroner and the jury that after the child's injury, 2 Jerseyville physicians were at the house to see her, and that she told them the boy had been injured, they looked at him, stated he needed attention, but beyond their statement did nothing for him, since they were not assured of their fees. Mrs Whitlock told them she had no money in the house and could not guarantee payment as her husband had been out of work. Neighbors say that Mrs Whitlock herself is in a serious condition.

Ruth Whitlock, 90, died Jan 11, 1988 at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. She was born in Greene Co, dau of the late Samuel James Monroe & Sarah M (Grizzle) Cunningham. On Dec 9, 1914, she married Lloyd W Whitlock, and he died Sept 24, 1974. Surviving are 1 son, Milford Whitlock, Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 g-g-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Owen Whitlock; and 2 bros, Lloyd and Levis Cunningham. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl D Clagg officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to Bethel Baptist Church, where she had been a member.

Edwin Casey Whitlow, 90, of Green Meadows Nursing Home in White Hall, died Sept 8 [1977], at White Hall Hosp. He was born in Jersey Co on Feb 7, 1887, a son of Hugh & Zella (Cope) Whitlow and was a retired painter. He lived in Jerseyville until 1 yr ago. Surviving are 1 dau, Mrs Carl (Zella) Seago, Phoenix, AZ; 1 grandchild and 2 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Whitlow, who died in 1964, his first wife, the former Irene Belt, and 1 dau. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove.

Glendola Whittico, 72, died July 26, 1959. She was born in Rockbridge on Oct 13, 1886. Burial was in Oak Grove.

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.

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]

Odie G Woodring, 68, of Jerseyville, died Nov 26 [1981], at St Joseph Hosp. The WW II Navy Veteran was born June 21, 1913 in Ky, a son of John & Stella (Burklow) Woodring. He was a furnace operator at Olin where he retired in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Estes) Woodring, whom he married Apr 11, 1935 in Hardin; 2 sons, Marlin, Jerseyville and Samuel, Medora; 5 daus, Gwen Calvert, Janet Gettings and Barbara Cain, Jerseyville; Phyliss Vinyard, Roodhouse and Susie Glass, Wood River; 24 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Lynn Ray Woodring, Henderson, KY and Charles Woodring, Louisville, Ky.

Catherine Woods, 88, died at her home near Kane. Funeral by Rev I D Crawford of Baptist church, Kane. Burial was in Woodville Cem. She had resided with her son Henry. He survives. [Mar 1905]

Henry Woods, 59, died [Mar 1905] shortly after the death of his Mother, Catherine Woods, who lived with him. His funeral was by Rev D Crawford. [Woodville Cemetery]

John Woods, 53, died at his home 6 m E of Jerseyville Oct 15, 1898. Born in Hocking Co, OH. He came to Greene Co, IL with his parents at 5 yrs of age, moved to Jersey Co when 6. He married Mary Jane (Hunter) Oct 1892. Parents of 5 children, 1 son, died at the age of 5. Funeral from home. Rev T J Roady of Kane officiated. Burial in Pruitt Cem. Pallbearers: Charles cooper, C G Roady, Payton Owens, Charles Nevius, Thomas Day and John Roady.

Tina Marie Woods, 81, died Apr 14 [1987], at Jersey Comm Hosp. She was born in Greene Co, dau of the late John C and Minnie Mae (Sterns) Scoggins. In 1921, she married Douglas Welch, he preceded her in death. Feb 23, 1935, she married Thomas Allen Woods, in Alton, and he died Dec 2, 1980. Surviving are 3 sons, Douglas Welch, St Charles, MO, Melvin Welch, Jerseyville and Norman Woods, Kane; 1 dau, Lois Kallal, Greenfield; 16 grandchildren; 29 g-grandchildren; 1 bro, Lummie Scoggins, Alton; and 1 sis, Clay Wikstrom of MN. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Elder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Memorials may be given to Salvation Army of Mooseheart.

Tom A Woods, 71, of Dow, a printer by trade, died Dec 2 [1980] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Rev James Pepper officiated. Born Dec 20, 1908, in McAlester, OK, he was son of William & Ruth (Kirk) Woods. He was a member of Jerseyville Eagles and Moose Lodges, Legion of Moose and was past Governor of Moose. Surviving are his wife, Tina (Scoggins) Woods, whom he married Feb 23, 1935; 3 sons, Douglas Welch Jr, St Charles, MO Melvin Welch, Jerseyville and Norman Woods, Kane; 1 dau, Lois Kallal, Jacksonville; 1 bro, Paul French, Ferguson, MO; 16 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren and 2 nephews. His parents and 1 sis preceded him in death.

E D "Bill" Woolsey, 74, of Tulsa, OK, a native of Kane, died Jan 30 [1985], at St Francis Hosp, Tulsa, OK. He was born Nov 13, 1911 in Kane son of the late Willaim Benjamin & Anna (Allen) Woolsey. He was a WW II Veteran of the US Navy. He went to Oklahoma to attend college and remained. He was employed for Sears-Roebuck for 10 yrs before joining Oasco. He retired from Otasco after 30 yrs, where he had been a credit supervisor. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Creach) Woolsey, Tulsa, 1 son, Stephen Woolsey, Morris, OK; 4 daus, Sue Ann Shaddy, Patty Frakes, Joannie Sibole and Barbar Woolsey, all of Tulsa and 4 grandchildren.

Mrs George Woolsey, 75, died [Jan 1924] at her home E of Kane. She leaves her husband, George; 4 sons, Joseph, Carrollton, George, Carlinville, and Fred and Austin Woolsey, Jerseyville; 4 daus, Mrs Zebb Bell, Jerseyville, Mrs Ernest Pruitt and Mrs George Watts, Kane, 1 dau preceding her in death; 2 sis, Mrs Georg Perkins and Mrs Henry Wiseman, of Jerseyville. Rev Carney officiated the funeral rites at Kane Baptist Church. Burial in Kane Cem.

Harold Melvin Woolsey, 40 yrs, 3 mo, 3 days, resident of Brighton, died Nov 29 [1957] at Alton Mem Hosp. He had been a patient for 10 wks. Funeral services were held Dec 2 at Kane Baptist Church with Rev Darwin Rolens, officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by the Right Rev Michael Enright at St John Cem, Carrollton. He was a son of George O & Ella Mae (Bennet) Woolsey and was born in Jersey Co, Aug 26, 1917. He was a former employee of the Steel Mill. surviving are his parents; his wife, Beatrice (Balddridge) Woolsey; 4 bros, Willam and Edward Woolsey, Kane, Pearl Woolsey, Alton and George Woolsey, Raytown, MO; and 3 sis, Mrs lauralee Greene, Jacksonville, Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton and Mrs Unice Crotchett, Brighton. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Kathryn Edna Woolsey, 83, of Jerseyville, died Sun [Jan 1971] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Pepper officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. She was born Apr 16, 1889 in Cooper Co, MO, dau of Fred & Sarah (Meyers) Hertzberg. Surviving is are he husband, George Woolsey; 2 daus, Mrs Rosie Carroll, Jerseyville and Mrs William Carroll, Medora; 1 son, Oliver Rennison, Havanna; 4 stepsons, William and Edward Woolsey, Kane, Pearl Woolsey, Wood River and George Woolsey, of OK; 3 stepdaus, Mrs Eunice Crotchett and Mrs Lauralee Greene, Jerseyville, Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton; 5 grandchildren; and 9 g-grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Woolsey, 72 yrs, 2 mo, 4 days, of Jerseyville, died [Oct 1967] at Garnet's Chateau, Jerseyville. She had been ill for some time. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there on Oct 18 with Rev Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. She was a dau of the late Joseph & Anna (Albert) Foster and was born in Greene Co. Surviving is are 2 sons Albert Woolsey and Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daus, Mrs C W Yocum, Fenton, Mo, and Mrs Loren Holtman, Trenton, Tn; 7 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 1 sis, Mrs Sina Bruns, Alton, and 2 bros, Joseph Foster and William foster, both of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Woolsey.

Mary L Woolsey, died at the home of Richard Waddle, near Kane. She was the widow of the late Edward Woolsey and lived in the county 40 yrs. She leaves 5 children. Funeral from Methodist Church in Kane. Rev J M Laird officiating. [Jul 1889]

Pearl O Woolsey, 79, died Feb 7, 1989, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He had been employed 42 yrs at Laclede Steel Co, Alton, retiring in 1971. Born in Greene Co, he was the son of the late George O & Ella Mae (Bennet) Woolsey. He married Grace (Levi) Woolsey July 4, 1936, in Alton. Surviving are his wife; 1 dau, Lela Mae King, Jerseyville; 2 grandsons; 7 g-grandchildren; 1 bro, George Woolsey, Kane; and 3 sis, Irene Martin, Carrollton, Laura Lee Greene and Eunice Long both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were 1 son, Harold Melvin Woolsey; 1 dau, Ella Marie Woolsey; and 5 bros. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Revs Kenneth Spires and George Bell officiated. Burial was in Kane Cem. Memorials may be given to Wood River Tws Hosp Hospice Unit.

Percilla Ann Woolsey, was born in Onodaga Co, NY June 11, 1811. She married J B Woolsey May 14, 1831 and moved to IL in 1833. She had been a widow since Jan 1, 1881. Surviving are 5 sons, 2 sis, Mrs Edwin Woolsey, and Mrs Johathan Stark, both of Greenfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 son; and 2 daus who died in infancy. First Presbyterian Church. Buried from Methodist Church, Kane with Rev Tyson. [18 Nov 1889]

Rose Woolsey, 53, of Jerseyville, died May 28 [1981], at Christian Hosp NE, St Louis after a lengthy illness. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church with FR William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St John Cem, Carrollton. Born in Carrollton March 28, 1928, she was dau of William & Sophia (Holmes) Schroeder and had been a secretary at the House of Flowers. She is survived by 4 sons, Richard, Delhi, Don, Jerseyville, Michael of Hardin and Terry, Ft Campbell, KY; 2 daus, Connie, St Louis and Deann, Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; 3 bros, Chris Schroeder, Alton, John Schroeder, Aberdeen, SD and Charles Schroeder, Lindsey, OH; 3 sis, Ethel Bruns, White Hall, Louise Stone, Springfield and Teresa Vahle, Godfery. The Rosary was recited and visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to River Bend United Way.

Thomas Edward "Ed" Woolsey, 80 yrs, 08 mo, 19 days, died May 26, at Greenlawn Nursing home where he had resided for 3 mos. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev W Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cem. He was son of the late Daniel & Laura (Chism) Woolsey and was born in Greene Co on Sept 7, 1886. Most of his life was spent in the Jerseyville area. Surviving are his wife, Mary E Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daus, Mrs C W (Mildred) Yocom, Fenton, MO, and Mrs Loran (Josephine) Holtman, Mt Vernon; 2 sons, Joseph D and William A Woolsey of Jerseyville; 7i grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, George Woolsey, Kane and Amos Woolsey, Edwardsville; 8 sis, Mrs Lydia Martin, Mrs Eunice Mattis, Mrs Ida Brooks, Mrs Willis (Viola) Brooks, and Mrs Russell Mourning, Jerseyville, Mrs Maude Herman, Eldred, Mrs Alice Powell of Medora and Mrs Flora---incomplete.

Toby Norman Woolsey, infant son of James E and Judith Kay (Burch) Woolsey, died unexpectedly Dec 1 [1977]. He was born Nov 27, at Jersey Comm Hosp. Graveside services were held at Oak Grove Cem with Rev Robert Broeder, pastor of Peace United Church, officiating. Surviving are his parents, 1 bro Michael, 7 and 1 sis, Stacey, 4; Grandparents Mr & Mrs Norman Burch, Jerseyville and Mr & Mrs Leacqo Woolsey, Carrollton; g-grandparents, Mr & Mrs Ed Woolsey and Mr & Mrs Fred Burch, Kany, Mrs Mildred Turner, Jerseyville; and g-g-grandmother, Mrs Ella Webb, Kane.

William Christy Woolsey, 66 yrs 10 mo, 4 days, died [Aug 1972] at Boyd Mem Hosp, Carrollton. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Walter Schultz officiated. Burial was in Kane Cem. Mr Woolsey, a resident of the Kane area, was born Oct 14, 1905, in Jersey Co, son of the late George & Ella May (Bennet) Woolsey. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, Kane; 7 sons, Wm T, Jerseyville, David L, Richard, Ronald, Hollan, Robert, and Lonnie, all of Kane; 5 daus, Mrs Annabelle Martin, Carrollton, Mrs Carolyn Mayberry, Elk River, MN, Mrs Patsy Talkington, Roodhouse, Mrs Shirley Cordes, Kane, and Miss Debra Woolsey; 3 bro, Ed of Kane, Pearl of Alton and George of California; 3 sis, Mrs Lauralee Greene and Mrs Eunice Long, both of Jerseyville and Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton; 28 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, and 3 bros.

Clarence Alvin "Pop" Worley, 81, of Jerseyville, died [May 1930] at Jersey Comm Hosp. Final services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carlton Christinson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. The retired farmer was born Oct 25, 1888 in Wrights, son of Malcolm &I Sara (Brock) Worley. He had lived in the Kane area for many yrs before moving to Jerseyville. Mr Worley had worked at the Jersey Theatre at one time. He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Quinn) Worley; 1 son, Glenn, Los Angeles, CA; 4 daus, Mrs Loretta Frost, Los Angeles, Mrs Marie McFain, and Mrs Eleanor Witt, Jerseyville and Mrs Mae Scoggins, Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Lee and Louis, both of Alton; and 3 sis, Mrs Flossie Armstrong and Mrs Goldie Brannan of Wrights and Mrs Verma Davis, Alton.

Goldie M Worley, 76 yrs, 8 mo, 22 days, died July 14 [1970], at Alton Mem Hosp where she had submitted to surgery the previous day. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev George McCarty, E Alton officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cem. Mrs Worley, was widow of Clarence Worley whose death occurred in April. She was dau of the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Easton) Quinn and was born Oct 22 1893. Surviving are 1 son, Glenn Worley, Los Angeles, CA; 4 daus, Mrs Jack (Loretta) Frost, Los Angeles, Mrs Paul (Marie) McFain and Mrs George (Eleanor) Witt, Jerseyville, and Mrs William (Mae) Scoggins of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; and 10 g-grandchildren.

Charlotte Worsham, 70, of Jerseyville died Nov 2 [1978] at St Mary Medical Center, St Louis where she had been a patient for 2 mos. Funeral rites were conducted at First Baptist Church by Rev Willard Foote, interim pastor. Burial was in Carrollton City Cem. Mrs Worsham was owner operator of Worsham' Beauty Shop for 47 yrs. She was born May 12, 1908 in Greene Co, dau of the late Absolam & Julia (Winkler) Wood. She is survived by her husband, Ora C Worsham whom she married May 26, 1934; 1 dau, Betty Dirks, San Antonio, TX; 1 son, Charles, Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; 2 sis, Mary Wood, Carrollton and Julia Alice Wood, Pittsfield. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.

Ora C Worsham, 80, Jerseyville barber for over 50 yrs, died Feb 22, 1983 at Deconess Hosp, St Louis where he had been a patient for several wks. Services were held at First Baptist Church by Rev V Clay Noah. He was born Sept 11, 1902 in Moweaqua and was owner of Worsham Barber Shop. His wife, Charlotte (Wood) Worsham, died Nov 2, 1978. Surviving are 1 dau, Betty Dirks, Bryan, TX; 1 son, Charles Worsham, Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren and 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 bro, Wave Worsham of Moweaqua. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Jerseyville Elks Lodge. Burial was in Carrollton City Cem. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.

----incomplete----County, son of the late Charles Edward & Ida (Fillegan) Worthey. He was a retired barge worker. Surviving are 3 sis, Mrs Meda Plattner, Cliston, Mrs Truman (Helen) Dabbs, Grafton and Mrs R J (Sue) Gilworth, Brighton and 1 bro, David Worthey, Carrollton. Visitation was March 29, at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were conducted. Cremation followed with interment of remains in Oak Wood Cem, Upper Alton. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.

Fred Wylder, 72 yrs, 3mo, 26 days, a native of Greene Co, died Apr 28 [1956], at the home of his son-in-law and dau, Mr & Mrs Walter T Greer in Elsah. He had been ill for some time. He was born near Greenfield, Jan 2, 1884, son of the late Worth & Temperance Faith Wylder. He is survived by 2 daus, Mrs Geer in whose home his death occurred----incomplete---

William Jasper Wylder, 76 yrs, 10 mo, 18 days, prominent resident of Morgan Co, passed away at the home of his Dau, Mrs Thomas Paschall at Chapin. He was the son of Wiley & Temperance Wylder and was born in Greene Co March 4, 1833. He spent his boyhood near Greenfield. On Jan 29, 1853, he married Willmotte (Jones) Wylder, their only child was Mrs Anna Paschaall of Chapin. He was reared in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and after reaching manhood united with the Christian Church of which he was still a member at his death. He came to Morgan Co in 1857, and settled on a farm near Markham, where he resided until 1871, when he moved to his new, modern house on or near the old home. His wife died March 4, 1965, from which time he had lived with his dau. In his later yrs, he took much interest in the new Church in Chapin and through his efforts and contributions, it was finished. In Politics he was a life-long Republican and had voted for Fremont in 1856. His illness was as a result of 2 strokes the last having been on Jan 10. He was the last of a family of 11 children, 7 sons and 4 daus. He was an uncle of Rev J L Wylder, Jacksonville. [Feb 1908]

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