JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
GEORGE W. WILLMORE 
         RAILROADER DIES

George W. Willmore, 78, of 947 E. Grand Ave., a retired Wabash Railroad 
employe, died at 5:15 a.m. today in the Wabash Employes Hospital.

He worked as a car inspector for the Wabash nearly 23 years before his 
retirement in 1945.

He had been a resident of Decatur 42 years.

Mr. Willmore was born in Jefferson County Feb. 24, 1879, a son of Henry 
and Harriet W. Willmore. He was married to Bessie Stringer in June, 
1901. She survives.

Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Schmidt of Decatue; three 
sons, P.J. Willmore of Decatur; Harold of Arcadia, Mo.; and Ray, in the 
Army, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of the Scot 
Wilson Post, United Spanish War Veterans.

The body was taken to the Monson Funeral Home, where friends may call 
after 7 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in 
the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family requests contibutions to the Heart Fund instead of flowers.

Gabriel's pallbearers included:

Henry Ramsey- brother-in-law:
Walter Fitzgerall - brother-in-law
Ted Weatherford;
Gene Ensign;
Charles Barnfield and
Charles Pettypool cousin (Decatur, IL)

Final Resting Place:
Memorial Park Cemetery, Decatur, IL
Grave 3, Lot 9, Block 3, Section 6.
Gabriel was interred at 2:45 P.M. 8 March, 1956.


Wednesday, March 6, 1956 Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois
Submitted by Kay Robinson
Relationship: Great-Grandfather
 

 

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