JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
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 
6, 1956.

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 
great-granchildren.

PALLBEARERS:

Kenneth Hawley
Dean Hopkins
Daniel Schmidt
Dick Willmore
Jack Willmore
Walter Fitzgerald

Officiating:

The Reverand Mr. Kenneth Erickson,
Four Square Church
Decatur, IL

Final Resting Place:

Macon County Memorial Park
Decatur, IL
Grave 2, Lot 9, Block 2
Section 6
Interred 2:30 P.M., May 31, 1962


May 29, 1962 Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois
Submitted by Kay Robinson
Relationship: Great Grandmother
 

 

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