Bessie Laura Stringer Willmore
Mrs. G.W. Willmore
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bessie Laura Willmore, 79 of 947 East Grand
Ave., will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday in the Monson Funeral Home,
where friends may call after noon Wednesday. Burial will be in Macon
County Memorial Park.
She died at 1:45 A.M. yesterday in Decatur and Macon County
Hospital,where she had been a patient for three days.
A Decatur resident for more than 50 years, Mrs. WIllmore had been ill
for about two months.
She was born Aug. 26, 1882, in Spring Garden, a daughter of James and
Hannah Laura Hicks Stringer
She attended the Foursquare Church and was a member of Scott Wilson
Auxilliary of Camp 55, Spanish American War Veterans, in Decatur.
She married G.W. Willmore at Mount Vernon, June 26, 1901. He died March
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Herbert (Mary L.) Schmidt, Decatur;
(born in Spring Garden)three sons, P.J. Willmore (born in Spring
Garden)and Ray L. Willmore, both of Decatur, Harold J. Willmore,(born in
Spring Garden) Arcadia, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs Azalia Deck, Mount Vernon;
Mrs. Sarah Nane, Scottsdale, Arizona, 10 grandchildren and 12
The Reverand Mr. Kenneth Erickson,
Four Square Church
Final Resting Place:
Macon County Memorial Park
Grave 2, Lot 9, Block 2
Interred 2:30 P.M., May 31, 1962
May 29, 1962 Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois
Submitted by Kay Robinson
Relationship: Great Grandmother