Webber, Leo W.
May 5, 2004
GALESBURG - Leo W. Webber, 83, 156 Highland Ave., died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday (May 4, 2004) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Galesburg, the son of Theodore R. and Loreta Smith Webber Sr.
He married R. Arlene Reeves on Nov. 23, 1939, in Kahoka, Mo.
Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Marian (and David) Huffman, Madelyn Nava, Connie Burciaga and Debbie (and Joe) Joseph, all of Galesburg; two brothers, Ted (and Pat) Webber and Les (and Shirley) Webber, both of Galesburg; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He worked as a gas journeyman at Illinois Power Company for 35 years. He was retired.
He lived all his life in Galesburg.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 and 40 & 8.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Robin Faull officiating and military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Visitation will be one hour before the service Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon Behrents Senior Center or to any charity.
February 12, 2004
KEWANEE - Martha Webster, 74, Kewanee, died at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.
She was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Kewanee, the daughter of M. Dale and Isabel Dunlap Webster.
Surviving are a son, Frank (and Suzanne) Price, Sandwich; four daughters, Madelyn (and Robert) Green, Galva, Carolyn (and George) Margis, Hennepin, Rebecca (and Dennis) DeClerq, Brownsburg, Ind., and Patricia (and Paul) Nelson, Mequon, Wis.; nine grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She attended school in LaFayette and Toulon.
She sold real estate for Prudential Realty in Milwaukee, Wis., and worked as a food service supervisor at Kewanee Public Hospital.
She attended First United Methodist Church in Kewanee.
Cremation was accorded. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee, with the Rev. Bruce Rushing officiating. No visitation is planned. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Webster, Sherrill J.
December 30, 2003
BUSHNELL - Sherrill J. Webster, 69, Bushnell, died at noon Sunday (Dec. 28, 2003) in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born July 13, 1934, in Table Grove, the daughter of Cloyd and Helen Robinson Carrison.
She married Eural Gene Webster on July 25, 1952, in Macomb.
Surviving are her husband; her mother of Canton; four daughters, Terri Webster, Debra (and Donald) Klinedinst and Deanna (and Stephen) Paul, all of Bushnell, and Julie (and Aaron) Blout, Prairie City; three brothers, Lynn Carrison, Columbus, Ohio, Jerry Carrison, Indianapolis, Ind., and Gary Carrison, Canton; a sister, Shirley Ann Carrison, Prairie City; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchilden and six stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.
She moved to Bushnell in 1972 when her husband retired from the Air Force.
She and her husband owned and operated Home Bakery for 2 1/2 years. She also worked at Red Fox Grocery and retired from Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Bushnell.
She was a member and secretary of the Bushnell Municipal Utility Board and a member of the Bushnell VFW Auxiliary.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Broady officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home; visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the B-PC School Foundation.
Wegener, Josephine E.
December 30, 2003
MADISON, Wis. - Josephine E. Wegener, 81, Madison, died Saturday (Dec. 27, 2003) in Meriter Hospital.
She was born July 28, 1922, in Knoxville, the daughter of Lee F. and Eula A. Richardson Unger.
Surviving are her children, Meredith "Red" (and Kathy) Jaggers, Evening Shade, Ark., June Marshall, Mountain View, Ark., and Ronald (and Bonnie) Stewart, Madison; three brothers, Kenneth (and Marge) Unger, Peoria, Edwin Unger, Galesburg, and Willie (and Ethel) Unger of Texas; three sisters, Jean (and Jerry) Kunicich, Fresno, Calif., and Dorothy Henry and Geri Godsil, both of Galesburg; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Louis Wilhelm, a son, Charles Stewart, and a sister.
Services will be later. Gunderson East Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 517 N. Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711.
Weinmeister, Esther C.
February 2, 2004
ALEDO - Esther C. Weinmeister, 87, Aledo, died today (Feb. 2, 2004) in Heritage Manor, Normal.
Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Welch, Ronald J.
October 19, 2003
GALESBURG - Ronald J. Welch, 71, 508 N. Cedar St., died at 12:29 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 18, 2003) in Rosewood Care Center.
He was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Chicago, the son of George E. and Agnes M. Shaw Welch. He married Deloris Ottum on Sept. 20, 1958, in Fort Still, Okla.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, David C. (and Jane) Welch, Topeka, Kan., and Brian S. (and Amy) Welch, Springfield; three daughters, Teresa Phillipson, Galesburg, Lori Welch, Galesburg, and Tana J. (and Dean) Espenschied, Monticello; three sisters, Pat (and Bill) Addis, Galesburg, Mary (and Frank) Abrams, Moore Haven, Fla., and Jean (and Francis) Mears, Alva, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
He attended Corpus Christi School.
He was a career military sergeant first class in the Army, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars, receiving a Bronze Star.
He later worked at Gunther Construction Company for 22 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2257 and a former member of the Ralph M. Noble 285.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Ek officiating. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Vernon D. Welker
October 27, 2003
LITTLE YORK - Vernon D. Welker, 73, rural Little York, died at 11:13 p.m. Friday (Oct. 24, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Rapatee, the son of William and Leota Lutz Welker.
He married Caroline Allen on July 19, 1953, in Berwick.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Barbara (and Doug) Wiechman, Payette, Idaho, Candie (and Mike) McDonald, Kirkwood, and Roberta (and Robert) Legendre, West Linn, Ore.; two sisters, Charlotte Beaird and Dorothy Cooper, both of Lewistown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
He was reared and educated in rural Fulton County.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from 1949 to 1952 and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He worked as a truck driver for more than 45 years, driving for local trucking companies and farmers, including Glen Brown, Kenny and Fred Moore, Murdock Trucking, Ed Pruett and the last 13 years VSM Trucking in Monmouth. He also worked as a farmhand near Little York, and as a janitor and school bus driver for the Yorkwood School District.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post 136 and the J.W. Clendenin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 in Monmouth.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, with the Revs. James Epperson and Ken Muck officiating. Friends may call today at the funeral home; family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ernest N. Welles
August 31, 2003
DAHINDA - Ernest N. Welles, 85, Dahinda, died Friday (Aug. 29, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Anna Daniels Welles.
He married Phyllis J. Kirk on July 31, 1937, in Chicago.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Ernest P. (and JoAnn) Welles, Frankfurt; two daughters, Darlene (and Leonard) Ellman, Palatine and Claudia D. Bishop, Dahinda; one sister, Irma Citek, in Arizona; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Naval air corps.
He worked construction for 40 years in the Chicago area, and last worked as an operating engineer.
He was a member of Local 150 Operating Engineers in Chicago. After retirement, he moved to Dahinda, where he had resided for the past 20 years.
Cremation has been accorded. No services are planned. Private family services will be conducted later. Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Oak Run First Responders.
Welles, Phyllis J.
January 21, 2004
DAHINDA - Phyllis J. Welles, 85, rural Dahinda, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Fern Collins Kirk.
She married Ernest Welles on July 31, 1937, in Crown Point, Ind. He died Aug. 29, 2003.
Surviving are a son, Ernest P. (and JoAnn) Welles Jr., Frankfurt; two daughters, Darlene (and Leonard) Ellman, Palatine, and Claudia D. Bishop, Dahinda; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
She was a housewife.
Cremation will be accorded. No services are planned. Watson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Junior High School girls basketball and track programs or the Oak Run First Responders.
Wells, Mary W.
May 7, 2004
MONMOUTH - Mary W. Wells, 83, Monmouth, died at 3:40 p.m. Thursday (May 6, 2004), in Community Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Massac County, the daughter of Levi and Annie Medley Owens.
She married Charles Lewis Wells on June 5, 1937, in Brookpart. He died Jan. 18, 1970.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (and Dixie) Wells and Donald Wells Sr., both of Monmouth; a daughter, Alma (and Vernon) McVey, Kevil, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jimmie Wells, five brothers and four sisters.
She was reared and educated in Massac County.
She was a cook at Wallace's Grill and later a housekeeper at Applegate Nursing Home in Monmouth.
She was a charter member of the Monmouth Eagles Club and a member of the VFW Post 2301 Auxiliary of Monmouth.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William Myers officiating. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home; family will be present from 3 to 5 p.m. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alternatives for the Older Adult or the Gideons.
Wensel, Hazel V.
February 27, 2004
GALESBURG - Hazel V. Wensel, 90, 568 S. West St., died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 26, 2004), in Marigold Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Trenton, Mo., the daughter of James M. and Daisy A. Haney Moss.
She married Harold H. Wensel on March 19, 1931, in Spickard, Mo. He died Nov. 12, 1996.
Surviving are three sons, Harold L. (and Carol) Wensel and Jack Wensel, both of Galesburg, and Frank (and Denise Haskovec) Wensel, Knoxville; two daughters, Wilma Pacheco, Galesburg, and Virginia Davis, East Galesburg; an adopted granddaughter, Tammy Gerhardt, Biggsville; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.
She was a homemaker and a waitress at Rockie's Maidrite in Galesburg.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in East Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Milton Marquith officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Westfall, Ina G.
December 2, 2003
KNOXVILLE - Ina G. Westfall, 92, a resident of the Knox County Nursing Home, died there at 7:45 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003).
She was born July 19, 1911, in Tennessee, Ill., the daughter of Ernest Lee and Maud A. Diamond White.
She married Raymond Westfall on Aug. 19, 1934, in Galesburg. He died March 12, 1992.
Surviving are her caretaker, Harold Allen of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
She graduated from Galesburg High School and lived in Galesburg until moving to Knoxville in 1958.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Hertenstein Loan Company for 13 years, and for Leath Furniture Store and White Roofing and Insulation Co., all of Galesburg. She also had an office in her home and worked as an income tax preparer and assisted her family in designing and building homes.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Knoxville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Westlund, Nels S.
August 2, 2004
TERRE HAUTE - Nels S. Westlund, 90, formerly of Terre Haute, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 1, 2004) in Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab Center, Stronghurst.
Banks & Beals Funeral Home, Stronghurst, is in charge of arrangements.