Womack  Obituaries 


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(Compiled by Roger Womack)


*  MADINE WAMMACK nee CONLEY,    Oct. 3, 1913 – Feb. 13, 2009     

Madine Wammack 95, formerly of Las Vegas, NV and Joliet, died at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion Sandwich on Friday, February 13, 2009.

Madine was born October 3, 1913 in St. Louis, MO and adopted at age four by Adam and Anise Conley of Sailor Springs, IL.

She is survived by her four grandchildren, John David (Debbie) Book, Charles Darwin (Sandra) Book, Gene Steven (Barb) Book, all of Plainfield, and Deborah (Mark) Burket of Sandwich; her eight great-grandchildren, Devin, Darci, Magan, Jillian of Plainfield, Libby of Madison, WI, Neal of Sugar Grove, Craig and Robyn of Sandwich; and two great-great- grandchildren, Devin and Sofia.

Madine was preceded in death by her only child, Jacqueline Book; her husband, John P. Wammack; and her parents, Adam and Anise Conley.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, 815/786-6461.


*  GREEN B. WOMAC,  1836 - October 15, 1920

DuQuoin Evening dated October 15, 1920
G. B. Womac Dies at Anna This Morning. G. B. Womac died this morning at the Anna Hospital. Mr. Womac was 88 at time of death. He had been in ill health for some years preceeding his death and had been an inmate of the hospital for the past several years. Mr Womac was a residence of this city for a number of years and during his residence here he made for himself many friends among the DuQuion people. Mr Womac leaves to mourn his death one son Robert of Cambridge, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs Harry House and Mr Coe Melvin both of this city. Following the funeral ceremony the body will be interned in the Old Fellows Cemetery. 

NOTE: I believe this G. B. Womac is Green Womack, the brother of my G Grandfather, Newton Womack who's obit is listed above. Womack

Source:   Ernest L. (Verne) Womack,     elwomack@springnet1.com


* ADA IONE MYERS WOMACK nee HALLEY,  Aug. 6, 1912 - Sep. 3, 1999

Ada I. Womack, 87, of Broughton, died at 10:53 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 1999, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois.  She was a homemaker.

She was born on August 6, 1912, in Dahlgren, a daughter of Samuel Riley and Charity (Myers) Halley. On February 7, 1931, in Morganfield, Kentucky, she married Lawrence Womack, who died on January 15, 1975. She was former co-owner of Diamond City Hatchery in McLeansboro and loved to write poetry.

The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 1999, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. The Rev. C. Ernest Essary officiated. Burial was in Odd-fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro.

She is survived by six daughters, Lillian York of Sparta, Illinois, Nancy Frey and husband Leland of McLeansboro, Judy Kirkland and husband George of Coulterville, Illinois, Janet Knight and husband Victor of McLeansboro, Phyllis Hunt and husband Terry of Dale, Martha Dee McMahon of Mt. Vernon; one son, Jim Womack and wife Martha of King, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and two sisters.

*   ALVIN ELDRED WOMACK,    Jul. 19, 1904 - Apr. 9, 1977

Rev. Womack dies at age 72

The Rev Alvin E. Womack, 72, of 2045 Spring, retired evangelist of the Church of God, Independent Holiness People, died Saturday (April 9, 1977) at 7:09 a.m. in St. Mary Hospital, where he had been a patient since Mar. 10.
Mr. Womack was born July 19, 1904, in New Burnside, a son of E. Austin and Eva Merrow Womack. He married Mary Johnson, March 27, 1924, in the Baptist parsonage in Marion. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1974 with open house in The Host Room and a family dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Womack came to Quincy 20 years ago and he was pastor of Barry Church of God Independent Holiness for nine years. He was also pastor of Churches in Miami, Jay, Salina, Claremore and Centralia, Okla., and in Victor, Mo., before moving to Quincy.
He was in the monument business for about 41 years and in the ministry since 1937 until he retired recently. After coming to Quincy, he was engaged in intensive home missionary work, with Mrs. Womack’s help.
Surviving are the widow; eight sons, the Rev. Robert Womack of Texarkana, Tex., Alvin Dean Womack of Springfield, Mo., and the Rev. James Womack of Pascagoula, Miss., the Rev. Richard Womack of Bethany, Okla., Wayne J. Womack of Joplin, Mo., David L. Womack of Ft. Madison, Iowa, John E. Womack of Mustang, Okla., and Paul W. Womack of Quincy; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Ruth C.) Brown of Kansas City and Mrs. David (Mary) Null of Oklahoma City; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Pearl) Wallace of Chicago and Mrs. Mary Nell Day of Berkeley, Mich.; 31 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a brother and infant sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Hanson-Spear Funeral Home.
The Rev. Herbert Goodrick of St. Louis will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Missions of God Independent Holiness Church in Japan and Mexico.

ANNIE LAURA ESTWICK nee WOMACK,  Oct. 25, 1940 - Jan. 27, 2001

Annie Laura Estwick, 60, of Albion died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in Foote Hospital, Jackson.She was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Greenville, Ala., to Maggie L. and Henry Womack Sr. She moved to Albion in 1954 with her family and graduated from Washington Gardner High School in 1959.She was employed as a nursing assistant and also was a teacher aide in the Chicago Public Schools.

She married Verrill Estwick in Chicago in 1970.Surviving are a son, Michael Estwick of DeKalb, Ill.; her mother, Maggie L. Womack of Albion; and brothers, Henry Womack Jr. and Ben Gibson, both of Albion, Curtis Womack of Ypsilanti, Jess Womack of Los Angeles and J.C. Womack of Riverside, Calif.

Community involvement, hobbies: Was passionate about educating children, having taught Sunday school in both Albion and Chicago. Also was passionate about church and spiritual faith, having been a member of Grace Temple Church of God in Christ in Albion. Enjoyed working in her flower garden or baking for friends and neighbors.

Services: Private family services were held at the Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapel, Albion.

Memorials: Grace Temple Church of God in Christ, Albion, or the American Cancer Society, Jackson.

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

*   BENJAMIN HORACE WOMACK,   Aug. 18, 1917 – Jan. 7, 1974

Services for Benjamin Horace Womack, 56 of Atkinson, Il will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Schroder Chapel, Silvis, Il.  The Rev. Paul Heiber of the Watertown Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.  Visitation is until 9 tonight at the mortuary.  Mr. Womack died Monday morning (January 7 1974)  in his home.  He was born on August 18, 1917 in Birmingham, AL; the son of Horace Greely Womack, Jr. and Josephine E. Huguley (both deceased).  He married Bertha VanDamme on July 23, 1938, in East Moline, Il.  Surviving are the widow; a daughter,  Virginia (Womack) Howard of Rio, IL., Leonard H. Womack, David B. Womack and Joseph D. Womack all of East Moline, IL; five grandchildren; his stepfather, Neno Iginatoff of Silvis; three sisters, Mrs. Lorine Parker of Rock Island, Mrs. June Neaves of East Moline, and Mrs. Katherine Rogers of Atlanta, Il; and a brother Jesse L. Womack of Belvidere, IL
Mr. Womack had been employed by the City of East Moline for several years, later at McLaughlin Body Shop, East Moline. The last three years he operated the Henry County Landfill near Atkkinson, Il. He was a veteran of the Navy and the Army in World War II.

Source:  Virginia (Womack) Howard

BERTHA EMMA WOMACK nee VAN DAMME,   December 4, 1921 - May 27, 2002

Funeral services for Bertha E. Womack, 80, formerly of Ridgewood Towers, East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Moline Public Library. Bertha Van Damme was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Silvis, the daughter of Leon and Eliza Dezwarte Van Damme. She married Benjamin H. Womack July 23, 1938, in East Moline. He died Jan. 7, 1974. She enjoyed league bowling, puzzles, knitting, reading novels and especially playing euchre.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ginny and Ron Howard, of Rio, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Alice Womack, and David and Melinda Womack, all of East Moline; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Annie Miller, of East Moline. She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Womack, a son, Joe Womack, and sisters, Alida Rossi and Madelein VerKinderen.

Submitted by;  Virginia (Womack) Howard

*  BRIAN SCOTT WOMACK,   Mar. 5, 1965 – Oct. 21, 2004   

Brian Scott Womack, 39, Harrisburg, died 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 at Rose Ford in Pope County.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

He was born March 5, 1965 in Harrisburg to the former Marjorie Ford and the late Harold Edwin Womack.

He was an asbestos abatement supervisor and a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by two sons, Christopher Womack of Surfside Beach, S. C. and Hunter Womack of Harrisburg; one daughter, Jada Womack of Harrisburg; his mother, Marjorie Graves of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Darion Womack and Ashton Womack, both of Surfside Beach, S. C.; one sister, Beth Ann (Patrick) Heptinstall of Harrisburg; six brothers, Keith Turner of Harrisburg, Kevin Turner of Harrisburg, Randy Feazel of Harrisburg, Mike Womack of Herrin, John David (Lisa) Feazel of Carrier Mills and Kenneth Turner of West Virginia; an uncle, Vernon (Lorane) Ford of Harrisburg; an aunt, Sandra Ford of West Frankfort; nine nieces and nephews; and one great niece.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Rae Womack; an uncle, Glenn Ford; and his grandparents, Alvin and Omijean Ford.

Harrisburg Daily Register

Saturday, October 23, 2004

*  BRIDGET MARY WOMACK nee MORDINI,    Jun. 7, 1924 -  Mar. 14, 2012  

Womack, Bridget Mary Came into this world in Highwood, IL, on June 7, 1924, to Enrico and  Dominica Mordini who had emigrated to America from Italy years earlier. Upon graduation from high school in 1943, Bridget became a long distance telephone operator for AT&T in Highwood, with occasional duty assignments in Waukegan. She eventually worked at Fort Sheridan, where she met Sergeant Bernard J. Womack who was assigned as a cryptographer. Bridget and Bernard married in 1954 at St. James Catholic Church in Highwood and gave life to eight children, all still living except the youngest, also named Bridget, who passed away in 1990. For the next 23 years, Bridget faithfully served as a military spouse traveling to Massachusetts, Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, and multiple times to Highwood as Bernard served in Japan and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. They also traveled to Germany and France for military assignments there. Prior to the demands of motherhood and military spouse, Bridget loved athletics, playing the piano, knitting and cross-stitching. Her athletic prowess included regularly walking 8-10 miles a day, served her well with long and good health until she passed away on March 14 in Waukegan, IL. When Bernard retired to Waukegan in 1977, Bridget became a member of and remained active in the St. Dismas' Women's Club & Parish Life Committee, Lake County Catholic Women's Club, Church Women United, among others. Her life-long devotion was to Jesus and Mary, her children and spouse. Bridget is the grandmother of eleven and the great grandmother of three. Bridget and Bernard have sponsored countless novice religious sisters and priests and charitable religious organizations. Visitation begins at 9:00 am, Monday, March 19, at St. Dismas Catholic Church, Waukegan, followed by mass at 10:00 am at St. Dismas and then intermet at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL.

*   CARL N. WOMACK,    Apr. 9, 1928 – Jul. 7, 2007   

Carl N. Womack, 79, of En-field and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 5:30 p.m. July 7, 2007, at his home.
He was born on Monday, April 9, 1928, in Jefferson County, the son of Glenn N. Womack, Sr. and Lillian (Akers) Womack. He married Jessie Naomi Mick in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 2, 1949. He was a sheet metal worker.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Raymond Watson officiating. Interment will follow at West Salem Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The Chaplain of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct a Military Flag Presentation Service.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Carl is survived by his wife, Naomi Womack of Enfield; three daughters, Martha Bodine (husband Jim) of Mt. Vernon, Mary Poston (husband Dennis) of Mt. Vernon, and Marlene Foster (husband Jim) of Norris City; brother, Glenn Womack, Jr. and wife Margie of Mt. Vernon; two half sisters, JoAnn Lacey of Tipton, Ind. and Norma Verleni of Naples, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
His parents, one son, Mark Womack, and two grandchildren, Jody and Amy, preceded him in death.
Carl was raised in Enfield by his late grandparents, Zack and Nora Akers. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 268 of Caseyville, and the Salem Illinois Moose Lodge. He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman and was Baptist by faith.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.

*   CHARLES ALLEN WOMACK,    May 1855 – Dec. 15, 1916  

Charles A (Allen) Womack died Thursday, December 15, 1916 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. Luebbe (her name is Jessie). He had been a Collinsville, Illinois resident for 15 years and was a member of the Glen Carbon Lodge of Modern Woodmen of America. He had 4 children: Jessie (married Emil Luebbe, Postmaster of Collinsville. Had 2 children Lloyd and Gertrude)

Jenny ( She was married twice. First husband, R. L. Colter. 2nd husband, Albert Alt) William D. (Moved to Chicago. He had a son named William C.) Clay He was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville as was Matilda and her mother.  Matilda died, June 3rd, 1938, also at Jessie Luebbe's home. She had been a member of the Collinsville Rebecca Lodge and the Royal Neighbors (I will have to find out more info on these organizations) My Mom also found a hand out card for the State Legislature election that Clay was involved in. He was on the Republican ticket for the primary election held September 9, 1924 in the State of Michigan.

Source: Kelly     

*   CHARLES OSCAR WOMACK,    April 2, 1878 - Oct 30, 1909  

Charles O. Womack,  Age: 31y 5m 28d.  Born: Karbers Ridge.  Occ:Merchant.  Died: 30 Oct 1909, Hicks, Illinois. CD: Suicide by Carbolic Acid.  Buried:  Good Hope Cemetery.  Untkr: James Manhart, E'town.  Phy:  J.T.Joiner, Hicks.

HCC BK, Good Hope Cemetery.  CHARLES O. WOMACK, son of W.W. & SARAH WOMACK


*  CYNTHIA J. WILLIAMS nee WOMACK,    Jul. 14, 1858 – Mar. 25, 1927     

Mrs. Cynthia Williams passed away at the Eastern Star Sanitarium at Macon, IL., Friday March 25, 1927, aged 68 years 8 months and 11 days.

The remains were brought to the Dr. J. A. Womack's home in Equality on Saturday evening, where the body lay in state until Monday morning. The funeral was held from the Good Hope Church near Karbers Ridge Monday and interment was made in Good Hope Cemetery.

Deceased, who was Miss Cynthia Womack, was born near Karbers Ridge and with the exception of a few years lived at Elba, her whole life has been spent in that community.  She was married to Marion W. Williams who died in the year 1918.

Eighteen months ago Mrs. Williams went from her home at Elba to visit her brothers near Karbers Ridge and while there suffered a stroke a paralysis which resulted in her being an invalid, and almost helpless for the remainder of her life.

In November 1925, she was placed in the sanitarium, and it was here that she received the second stroke on Friday which brought about her sudden death.  She was from a family of eleven children, of which were seven boys and four girls, four brothers survive.  They are J.T. Womack of Eldorado, J.H. Womack of near Equality, W. L. of Jonesboro, Ark. and Dr. J.A. Womack of Equality.  Mrs. Williams was a member of the Presbyterian Church and for the Rebekah and Eastern Star Lodges, she having been a member for more than 20 years.  Services were conducted by Rev. Sherman Rector and Jonas Spivey.

Information provided by Wanda Reed

DAVID WOMACK,    Jan. 5, 1947 - May 12, 2012   

Rev. David Womack went to be with our Lord on May 12, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services celebrating the life of Bro Dave will be held at 10:00 am Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Mooringsport Baptist Church with his friends Rev. Michael Scott and Rev. Randy Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Mooringsport Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 6-8 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Vivian, LA.

Bro. Dave was born in Shreveport, LA on January 5, 1947. He grew up in Oil City, LA, graduated from North Caddo High School in 1964. In 1966, he married the love of his life, Beverly Ann Little and they moved to Mooringsport where he resided the remainder of his life. He retired from UOP in 2010 after 26 years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved Caddo Lake. He surrendered to the ministry in 1981 and spent his life a loyal servant of God. He lived by the words “Feed my Sheep” which we often heard in his sermons.

Bro. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Virgie Womack, brother, Gene Womack, grandson, Wes Michael Blaine, and Beverly’s parents, Red and Nellie Little. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly, son, Wes Womack and wife, Julia of Shreveport, daughters, Kimberly Harris, Stephanie Rolland and Amy Young all of Mooringsport: six grandchildren, Jessica Miller and husband, Walter, Katie Gentry and husband, Taylor, Hannah Rolland, Nolan Rolland, Jacob Young and Rebecca Harris, two great grandchildren, Joel and Owen David Gentry.

The Womack family would like to thank Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center, Dr. Robert Massingill, nurse Cheryl, Christus Hospice, nurse Chris King for the wonderful care they gave to our loved one.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Fishers of Men Ministry, Mooringsport Baptist Church.

We watched him live the life of a Christian and he showed us how to die as a Christian.

“Well done my good and faithful servant”

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Vivian, LA. 318-375-3011

*  DELORIAS MARY WOMACK nee KERBY,    Oct. 25, 1931 – Jun. 11, 2010

ANNA - Mrs. Delorias Mary Womack, 78, died at 10:18 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2010, in City Care Center in Anna.
She was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Milus and Dorleska Knight Kerby.
She married Roy Cletus Womack on Dec. 3, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1983.

Delorias is survived by two daughters, Linda (Dean) Newman of Anna and Royce Womack of Bloomington; one step-daughter, Phyllis (Oliver) Ridgeway of Anna; one sister, Vernetta Wright of Ashkum; two half brothers, Gary (Brenda) Noble of Jonesboro and Donald (Yvonne) Noble of Anna; two half sisters, Sandy Kerby of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Sharon (Phillip) Dillow of Dongola; five grandchildren, Lindell Lingle Jr., Kim Sharp, Brett Lingle and Heath and Dusty Newman; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends. Delorias also leaves behind her beloved dog, Rex and her many friends at City Care Center in Anna.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; step father, Earl Noble; and one brother, Charles Kerby.

Delorias was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years. She retired from City Care Center in Cobden as a CNA and PTA, and assisted her husband with Womack Produce Trucking Co. in Anna.

Funeral services for Mrs. Delorias Mary Womack will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Rand Morgan officiating. Friends may from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS. Envelopes will be available at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

*  DOROTHY CAROLINE WILSON nee WOMACK,  Dec. 25, 1916 – Jun. 6, 2004 

Funeral services for Dorothy Caroline Womack Wilson, age 87, of Lake Providence, Louisiana will be held at 10AM on Monday, June 7, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Lake Providence. Rev. Neal Raybourne will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lake Providence City Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Lake Providence. Mrs. Wilson died Friday, June 4, 2004 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Rae Wilson Jones of Houston, Texas; son, Ernest L. Wilson, Jr. of Lake Providence; sister, Marie Womack Dew of Mer Rouge, Louisiana; sister, Mary Lou Womack Parker of Mer Rouge; brother, William "Bill" Womack of Mer Rouge; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Wilson, Sr. and her parents, Rufus Eugene and Mary Emily Ruby Elizabeth Womack. Pallbearers are: Carroll Dew, Ted Parker, Ed Martin, Wayne Martin, Kenneth Carter Wagley and Tony Newton. Family will receive friends at First Baptist Church in Lake Providence between the hours of 3:30 to 9PM on Sunday, June 6, 2004.

*   ELIZABETH MCSPARIN nee WOMACK,   Jul. 6, 1921 -  Dec. 25, 2005

Elizabeth McSparin, age 84 years, a resident of Falls Township, PA and a native of Pope County Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2005, at the Frankford Hospital-Bucks Campus in Langhorne, PA.
Mrs. McSparing was the daughter of Murray and Wilhelmina Womack. She was united in marriage to Ewing E. McSparin.
Survivors include: 3 Daughters: Illona M. McSparin of Trenton, NJ, Gail McSparin of Levittown, PA, and Janet Radlinsky of Lawsrenceville, NJ; and 5 Grandchildren.
Friends may call from 11 AM - 12 Noon Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery, east of Ozark, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA 19007.
Obit from Bailey Funeral Home, Vienna, IL

*  FANNIE ELIZABETH VICK nee WOMACK,    Feb. 27, 1893 – Aug. 13, 1929

Had been in failing health for years.

Mrs. Fannie Vick, wife of Ray Vick, 1049 North Clinton street, died Tuesday afternoon at the Decatur Macon Hospital. She was 36 years old last February. She had been in failing health for a long time and during the last four years had spent a total of twenty months in the hospital.
Mrs. Vick’s maiden name was Fannie Womback, a daughter of Stephen and Fannie Womback of Carlinville, where she was born Feb. 27, 1893.  The family moved to Normal when she was a young girl.  She and Ray Vick were married Nov. 7, 1909.  She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband and the following children:  Mrs. Glenn Collett, Erma E., Eleanor, Chester Raymond and Frederick W. Vick, and the following brothers and sisters; William Womback of Springfield, Walter Womback of Pomona, Cal., Mrs. R.W. Ward of Normal, Mrs. Maude Meyers of Clairmont, Cal., Mrs. R. A. Vick of Bloomington, Mrs. George Bidell of Beloit, Wis. The body was taken to Moran & Sons funeral directors.

FLORENCE NUNCHUCK nee WOMACK,   1920 - Feb. 21, 2004 

Florence Nunchuck, nee Womack, 84, Waukegan, died Saturday, Feb. 21. A native of Big Sandy, VA, she was a former resident of Chicago and Churubusco, IN. In her early years she participated in Mothers March of Dimes, and was active in her children's school activities. She retired in 1985 as cafeteria director for Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco after 22 years, and enjoyed traveling, cooking, quilting, flowers, and Chicago Bulls basketball. Member of Waukegan Church of the Nazarene. Beloved mother of Dr. Mary I. (Donald Scheef) Nunchuck of Waukegan, Dr. Susan (Philip Schumski) Nunchuck of Milwaukee, and Michael Nunchuck Jr. (friend Ann Howard) of Indianapolis; caring sister to James ''Woody'' (Freda) Womack and John (Donna) Womack, both of Melbourne, FL, Jay D. (Glenda) Womack of Cedarville, OH and Tom (Judy) Womack of Englewood, OH; cherished grandmother of Susan Michelle Scheef of Chicago, and Jessica Schumski and Jeanette Schumski, both of Milwaukee; and dear great-grandmother to Keelee, Nathaniel, Devyn and Dylan Schumski; Devoted wife of the late Michael Nunchuck; caring sister to the late Jenny Brookhart, Anita Judy Womack, Chester Ray ''Jack'' Womack and Leo Womack. Resting at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Churubusco, IN, where funeral will be at 11 a.m. (EST) Saturday. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday or one hour before funeral. Burial in Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Florence Nunchuck Nursing Scholarship for Churubusco High School in care of the mortuary, or to Waukegan Church of the Nazarene, 3132 McAree Ave., Waukegan, IL 60087.

*  GARY WOMACK,    Aug. 4, 1946 – Mar. 31, 2011   

JONESBORO -- Gary Womack, 64, of Braidwood, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Jonesboro, the son of Amel and Pluma Ragain Womack.

He was united in marriage to Cathy Hess on Nov. 15, 2008, in Joliet.

Gary is survived by his wife, Cathy Womack of Joliet; daughter Mandi; stepdaughter, Danielle (Joe) Godar; four grandchildren, Jacob, Alec, Khiah and Ethan; one brother, Ralph Womack; nieces and nephews, Steve Womack, YaVonne (Bill) Eads, Jolynne (Brian) Campbell, Linda (Ralph) Isom, Patty (Chip) Young, Roger (Terri) Womack, Bruce Womack, Karen (David) Parker, Erika (Josh) Wheaton, Chad (Brandy) Eads, Brianna and Mirranda Eads.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott; sister, Betty Kinslow; two brothers, Bob and Larry Womack; infant sister, Geraldine Womack; two sisters-in-law, Katherine and Lois Womack.

Gary proudly served in the U.S. Army.

Services for Mr. Gary Womack will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the funeral home.

*  GENEVA MARIE TRAMMEL-WOMACK nee ELLIS,    Mar. 11, 1905 – Dec. 4, 2002 

Geneva Marie Womack, 97, of Harrisburg, died 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Saline Care Center in Harrisburg.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg with the Rev. Jon Westfall officiating. Burial will be in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at the funeral home.

She was born March 11, 1905, in Raleigh to Marvin and Chestina (Hatcher) Ellis. On Nov. 30, 1922, she married Omer Trammel, who died March 23, 1982.

On Aug. 16, 1947, she married Bluford Womack, who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1965.

She was a homemaker, a member of WMU and a member of Dorris Heights Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Alta Rittenberry of Harrisburg; three sons, Lendell (Connie) Trammel, Phillip (Brenda) Trammel and Gary (Beverly) Trammel, all of Harrisburg; a stepson, Charles B. (Billie) Womack of Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Ravella (Robert L.) Womack of Indian Head Park; 14 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to both her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bernie Ervin and a stepdaughter, Rosella Womack.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Dorris Heights United Methodist Church.

*   GEORGE RAYMOND WOMACK  JR.     Jan. 19, 1926 – Nov. 22, 2005

BLOOMINGTON -- George Raymond Womack, 79, of 2602 Rainbow, Unit 4, Bloomington, died at 6:38 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2005) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

His memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Bill Barton, the Rev. Dr. Jan Hazekamp and Brian Romanowski officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Smith Grove Cemetery, rural Towanda. The family will receive friends at a celebration of George's life beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at North Bridge Baptist Church, Normal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Bridge Baptist Church.

Mr. Womack was born Jan. 19, 1926, at Normal, the son of George Raymond and Zanna Trimmer Womack Sr. He married Ottilie Owen on Feb. 2, 1947, at Normal. She survives.

Also surviving is a daughter, Natalie Womack, Bloomington, and a son, George R. Womack, III, Terlingua, Texas.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Womack was a 50 year member of Normal Lodge 673 A.F. & A.M. and a 50-year member of the Bloomington Scottish Rite Bodies.

He attended North Bridge Baptist Church, (formerly First Baptist Church of Normal). He had been an usher at the church for over 40 years, serving from 1956 to 2002.

Mr. Womack farmed in the Towanda area all of his lifetime, until retiring in 1988, and then moved to Bloomington in 1992.

Most people will remember George for his warm smile and the twinkle in his eyes. His family will remember him for his love, compassion and tender loving care.

GEORGIA L. SAVAGE nee WOMACKFeb. 1, 1921 - Oct. 27, 1998

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 28, 1998, Page: B4
Georgia L. (Womack) Savage, 77, died Tuesday. Visitation 5-8 p.m.
today and 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday, and funeral 9:30 a.m. Thursday, all at Schildknecht. Burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans.

*  GERALDINE BASS   nee WOMACK,   Mar. 22, 1919 - Dec. 23, 1996

Source: Peoria Journal Star,  December 24, 1996, Page: D8
Region: Illinois
PEORIA -- Geraldine Bass, 77, of 1726 W. Clarewood died at 6:54 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born March 22, 1919, in Bayle City to George and Eunice Todd Womack, she married James J. Bass Jr. on Dec. 25, 1937, in Bayle City. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, the Rev. Gary of Morton; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Gay E.) Nieukirk of Chillicothe, Connie J. Barton of Washington and Mrs. David (Patricia A.) Finn of Larne, Northern Ireland; one brother, Tornie Womack of Effingham; one sister, Elsie Avery of Bloomfield, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death.
She attended Morton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. The Revs. C. William Zander and E. Paul Unger will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Morton United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.


Death of Infant, (Thursday, October 6, 1910)

Irene, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Womack died Saturday afternoon at their home on Desha Creek, aged eleven days. The burial took place at the Gallatin Cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, with funeral services by Rev. A. H. Huff of the Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Womack have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

*   JOHNNIE OLIVER  “JOHN”  WOMACK,   Jan.7, 1937 – Sep. 12, 2007

MARSEILLES -- Johnnie "John" Oliver Womack, 70, of rural Marseilles, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, at his home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Brick of First Baptist Church officiating. Cremation will take place, with burial later in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ottawa Funeral Home. Mr. Womack was born Jan. 7, 1937, in Fayette County, to Alva and Lucille (Black) Womack. He married Shelia Brown on June 19, 1975, in Decatur. He worked at Ottawa White, Northern National Lease and the Ryder Trucking Company. He was a member of Ottawa Moose. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Linda Marie (Richard) Harrison of Ottawa and Crystal Marie (Jason) Clairmont of Serena; a son, John Martin (Angie) Womack of Ottawa; six grandchildren, Concetta, Tommy, Jenny, Pam, Johnna and Jaylyn; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma (John) Galitko of Nokomis; two brothers, George Womack of Marble Hill, Mo, and Jimmy (Carol) Womack; and his extended family, the Fleming family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alva. Pallbearers will be Joe Walker, Bob and Wayne Fleming, Dwayne Ellis, Art Riewaldt and Jon Allen. Memorials may be directed to the family.

*   JOSEPH BENJAMIN WOMACK,        Jan. 19, 1969 - Dec.  6, 1927

THE DECATUR REVIEW Wednesday, December 7, 1927 Fears Asylum; He Kills Wife, Self Springfield, Ill., Dec 7 -- (A.P.) Fear that his wife would have him sent to an asylum drove Joseph B Womack, 57, to kill her and then shoot himself to death yesterday afternoon. The shooting took place on a street corner, after an hour's heated quarreling by the pair. Womack has been suffering cancer of the stomach and insanity proceedings had been started against him. They are the parents of nine children.

*  JOSEPH DENMAN WOMACK,    July 22, 1944 - April 22, 1980 

Joseph D. Womack, 35, of 127 15th Ave, East Moline, IL died Tuesday (22 April 1980) at his home after a brief illiness.  Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, with the Rev. Samuel Parker, Silvis United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery in Rock Island, IL.  Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Joseph was born on July 22, 1944 in Moline, IL; the son of Benjamin Horace Womack (deceased) and Bertha Emma Womack.  Joseph married Sandra Sodeman in July 1985 in East Moline (now since divorced).  He was a Vietnam veteran.  He was employed as a sub assembler at International Harvester Plant in  East Moline, IL.  Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Womack, East Moline, IL, a son Joseph D. Jr., at home; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Womack, Moline; a sister Virginia (Womack) Howard of Rio, IL, and two brothers, Leonard Horace and David Bernard Womack, both of East Moline, IL.

Source:  Virginia (Womack) Howard

*  LEE ALLEN WOMACK,  Jun. 11, 1938 - Feb. 4, 2002

MOLINE- Memorial services for Lee Allen Womack, 63 Moline, Illinois, will be 1 p.m. at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. A memorial visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time. Per his wishes, his body will be cremated.
Lee died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at his home. Lee owned Lee Womack Insurance Agency since 1980. Before that, he was a president of Mr. Quick Restaurants of which he owned several in the Midwest. He also owned area Porkies Restaurants. Before working for Mr. Quick, he sold insurance for his parents insurance agency. His first love was teaching. He taught at Central Junior High for eight years.
Lee was born in Danville, Ill., on June 11,1938, to Paul and Eileen (Kagy) Womack. He married Peggy Jean "Peg" Willhite on Nov.26,1959, in Milan, Ill.
Lee was a member of Pheasants Forever and National Rifle Association.
He had a deep love of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arrowhead Ranch or The Special Education Class at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Moline.
He is survived by his wife, Peg: sons and daughter-in-law, Scott and Caroline Womack, Palatine, Ill., and Steven Womack, Las Vegas; grandsons, Benjamin and Ryan, Palatine; his mother; Veronica Womack of Arkansas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul (Diane)Womack, of Arkansas, Jim (Jan) Womack of Illinois, Earl (Sandy)Womack, of Florida, Richard Womack, of Arkansas, and  Jeff  (Sherri) Womack, Davenport; Mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and John Willhite; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Berk(Kathy) Willhite; sister-in-law,
Kathie Womack; Several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, grandparents and an infant brother.

Submitted by:  Jackie,   jdp905@home.com

*   LEONARD H. WOMACK,    Dec. 5, 1938 – Sep. 15, 2010    

Leonard H. Womack, 71, East Moline went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Funeral services are 10 AM Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd, East Moline. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 3-6PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Leonard was born December 5, 1938 in Moline, the son of Benjamin and Bertha VanDamme Womack. He married Clarice Butler and together they had 2 children. She died in June of 1964. He married Alice Brooks on March 5, 1966 in Moline and they had one son. Len retired in 1990 from Case IH, East Moline. He also owned and operated LH Womack Blacktop for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting playing cards and an occasional trip to the local casinos. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Alice, children and spouses; Glenn of San Antonio, TX, Glenda and Joe Beyers, Hampton, IL and Dwain and Sara Womack of Milan, thirteen grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brother David (Melinda) Womack, East Moline, sister, Ginny (Ron) Howard, Rio, IL, several nieces and nephews and his dog Toby. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Joe, his first wife Clarice and an infant son, Baby Boy Womack. The family would like to thank Dr. Stuart Garneau and his staff, the Oncology Department at Trinity Rock Island and the Trinity Pathway Hospice, especially Elizabeth, Chad and Julie for their exceptional care that they all gave to Leonard during his several year battle.

LINDA MARIE WOMACK nee PORTER,    Aug. 19, 1944 – Apr. 15, 2006

Linda Marie Womack, 61 of Carmi died Saturday morning April 15, 2006 at her home. She was born August 19, 1944 in Riverside, CA the daughter of Lyle and Maude (Thread) Porter.

Ms. Womack was a homemaker. She belonged to the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her mother, Maude Mokler of Carmi; one daughter, Charlotte Womack of Carmi; one grandson, Dillon; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Torrence "Terry" L. Porter of Carmi and Nicholas and Carol Porter of Richardson, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gay Ella and Loyal Knight of Carmi and Katherine E. and Warren Miller of Bellvue, WA. She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Clifford Porter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kuykendall Cemetery

*   LORINE EPPINETUS PARKER FAUSER nee WOMACK,   Nov. 10,1915 - Jul 11, 2008

Lorine E. Fauser, 92, formerly of Rock Island, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Forest Hill Nursing Home, East Moline.

A memorial service was held July 16 at 1 p.m. at New Day Full Gospel Church of God, 1710 35th Ave., East Moline. The service was conducted by Pastor Cassie and Steven Campbell with family and friends. It was a service she would have enjoyed in the church she once went to while former Pastor Vurl Liedtke pastored before her death one year ago on July 13. The family of Lorine Fauser would like to give our thanks to all who participated in the wonderful anointed service that was given. If anyone would like to send a memorial in her memory, please send to New Day Full Gospel Church of God, 1710 35th Ave., East Moline, IL 61244. Thank you again from the children of Lorine E. Fauser.

The former Lorine Eppinetus Womack was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Birmingham, Ala., IL. He preceded in death in 1987.

Lorine was the hostess of the former Gay Nineties Restaurant in Rock Island, for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Survivors include a sister, Katherine (Womack) Rogers, Pueblo, CO; daughters and sons-in-law, Lola and Larry Wilson, Viola, Phyllis and Lawrence Anthony, Woodhull; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence W. and Chris Parker, East Moline; daughter, Nancy Ryster, Silvis; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by three daughters, Betty Anthony, Shirley Beaver and Kay Hall; and two grandchildren, Jay Parker and Bill Jones.

Source:  Virginia (Womack) Howard

* MARGARET EMMOLINE WOMACK nee Vinyard,  Nov. 18, 1861 - Feb. 20, 1929

Mrs. Margaret Emmoline Womack, wife of Dr. J.A. Womack of Equality, passed away at her home in that city, Wednesday, February 20, 1929 aged 67 years, three months and two days.
Mrs Womack was born near Karbers Ridge November 18, 1861, and was the daughter of George J. and Sarah Vinyard. In 1883 she was untied in marriage to Dr. J.A. Womack, who with five children of their six survive --Mrs. W.T. Warford of Eldorado, Mrs. George Hale of Wood River, Illinois, Mrs. J. L. Gurard of Blythesville, Arkansas, Mrs. Ted Lewis of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. J.Earl Bramnan; a sister Mrs. Henry Frohock of near Equality and one brother George A. Vinyard of Arkansas.
Until October 1909 Mrs. Womack had lived near Karbers Ridge, the family then moving to Equality to make their home.
Early in life she was converted and became a member of the Methodist church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges in which she was ever active, having filled all the chairs in these organizations.
Mrs. Womack has a great number of friends, who, with the family mourn her passing, for she had endeared herself to all by the gentle, kindly manner and loving motherly heart. A sincere friend, a devoted wife and mother-no greater thing can be said of one who has been faithful to these trusts, as has the beloved Margaret Emmoline Womack, whose memory we hold in loving reverence.
The remains lay in state at the family residence until Monday when the funeral was held from the Methodist church at 1:30 p.m.. Services were conducted by Rev. F.C. Stelzried, assisted by Rev. Q.E. Cohenett of Harrisburg and Rev. John A. Hill of Marion. Interment was made in Elmwood cemetery. The esteem in death which Mrs. Womack was held in the community was manifested by the large number who visited the home and the concourse of friends who attended the funeral, and also by the beautiful floral offerings. From the Gallatin Democrat.
Taken from the Hardin County Independent 7 March 1929

*  MARK ANDREW WOMACK,   May 31, 1987 – Aug. 12, 2012

Mark Andrew Womack 25 of Granite City, IL passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was born May 31, 1987 in Granite City Illinois to Brian J. Boswell and Linda Womack. He is survived by his mother, Linda Womack of Granite City; daughter, Renee Gabber of Granite City; two brothers Kenneth and Anthony Herzing of Granite City; sister Sheila Herzing of Granite City; six nieces and nephews Shyann Herzing, Adam Herzing, Alex Maykopet, Samantha Maykopet, Destinee Herzing and Maria Herzing. He is preceded in death by his father. Arrangements Pending Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

Mark Andrew Womack, 25, of Granite City, Ill., born May 31, 1987, in Granite City Ill., passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was to Brian J. Boswell and Linda Womack.

Mr. Womack was preceded in death by his father, Brian J. Boswell.

Surviving are his mother, Linda Womack of Granite City, Ill.; daughter, Renee Gabber of Granite City, Ill.; two brothers, Kenneth and Anthony Herzing of Granite City, Ill.; sister, Sheila Herzing of Granite City, Ill.; six nieces and nephews, Shyann Herzing, Adam Herzing, Alex Maykopet, Samantha Maykopet, Destinee Herzing and Maria Herzing.

Memorials can be made in care of the family. Online guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, Ill.

Funeral: Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the funeral home.


Published in Belleville News-Democrat on August 20, 2012

*  MARLENE JOYCE WOMACK nee HALL,   Jul. 10, 1937 – Feb. 8, 2009

Marlene Womack, 71, of Centralia, died at her home at 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning, February 8, 2009.

She was born in Aurora, IL on July 10, 1937, the daughter of Oscar and Lucille (Johnson) Hall. She married Edward Womack on July 5, 1955 in Vienna, IL and he survives. She was a part-time Bookkeeper at Shoppers Weekly and earlier at the Aurora Beacon News.

Survivors are her husband, Edward; son, Jerry Womack and wife, Martha of Aurora, IL; daughter, Karen Skinner and husband, Joel of Sandwich, IL; five grandchildren, Johathon Skinner, Michelle Skinner, Jason Womack, Jill Womack and Jeremy Womack; sister, Evelyn Watkins of Lansing, MI.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Aurora with interment to follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora. There will be no local services.

Memorial to will be received at the Irvin Funeral Home, who is serving the Womack family.

*  MARY WESTON WOMACK nee JOHNSON,  Oct. 10, 1902 - Nov. 4, 1998

Harrisburg, IL. Daily Register 11-5-98
11-5-98 Daily Register Mary Womack Mrs. Mary (Johnson) Womack, 96, former Eldorado resident, died Wednesday, Nov.4, 1998 in Oklahoma City, Okla., after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin D. Womack and a son, James Womack. She was a former teacher in the Eldorado City Schools. Mrs. Womack was born in Eldorado on Oct. 10, 1902, to the late Jacob and Ida (Bramlet) Johnson. Surviving are a sister, Ruth An of Eldorado; two daughters, Ruth Brown and Mary and husband, David Null, all of Oklahoma City; seven sons and six daughters-in-law, the Rev. Robert and Velma Womack of Wake Village, Texas, Richard and Naomi, John and Linda Womack, Wayne and Mary Ann Womack of Joplin, Mo., Dean and Phyllis Womack of Springfield, Mo., David Womack of Denver, Colo., and the Rev. Paul and Sharon Womack of Quincy. Services will be held at Western Oaks Church in Bethany, Okla., where she was a member. The date and time is unknown. Burial will be in Quincy at a later date.

Source:  Denise Kneifel,     DeniseK322@aol.com

MICHAEL D. WOMACK,  Jul. 19, 1954 - May 14, 2000

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Michael D. Womack, 45, of Alton, died May 14, 2000, in Saint Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Surviving are his mother, Billie of Alton; brothers, Mark, Joseph and Anthony, all of Alton, Leroy of Pine Bluff, Ar., and Joe of California; and sisters, Stacy Summers of East St. Louis, Donna Womack of Wood River, and Zellar Lock of Little Rock, Ar. Services were through Williams Mortuary in Alton.

*   NANCY  LEE FREY nee WOMACK,   Jun. 21, 1936 – Feb. 17, 2011

Nancy Lee Frey, 74, of McLeansboro, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at her residence in McLeansboro.

Mrs. Frey was a homemaker.

She was born June 21, 1936, in McLeansboro to Lawrence and Ada (Halley) Womack.

Nancy married Leland Joseph Frey on April 13, 1956; he survives.

Funeral services were Monday at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Monsignor Joseph Lawler officiating. Interment was at St. Clement's Catholic Cemetery in McLeansboro.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Frey is survived by two sons, Jerry Frey of McLeansboro and William Larry Frey and wife Dicie of King, N.C.; two daughters, Jean Dillion and husband John of Becker, Minn., and Cheryl Wilson and partner Ron Sartore of Robards, Ky.; five sisters, Lillian York of Sparta, Janet Knight and husband Victor of Dale, Judy Kirkland and husband George of Coulterville, Phyllis Hunt and husband Terry of Dale and Martha Dee McMahon of Mt. Vernon; one brother, James "Jim" Womack of Rincon, Ga.; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Frey was a member of St. Clement's Catholic Church. She loved hummingbirds and cooking; many people in the community will remember her homemade doughnuts and pies, which she loved to share.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements for Mrs. Nancy Frey were under the direction of Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

*  NATALIE RAE WOMACK,   Nov. 5, 1952 - Aug. 19, 2008

BLOOMINGTON - Natalie Rae Womack, 55, of 2602 Rainbow Ave., Unit 4, Bloomington, died at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Bill Barton officiating. Private family inurnment will be in Smith Grove Cemetery, Towanda. The family will receive friends after the memorial service Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Bridge Baptist Church, Normal.

She was born Nov. 5, 1952, at Bloomington, daughter of George Raymond and Ottilie Owen Womack.

Surviving is her mother, Ottilie Womack, Bloomington; and one brother, George Raymond Womack III, Terlingua, Texas.

Her father preceded her in death.

She was a member of North Bridge Baptist Church, Normal.

She graduated from Normal Community High School. She formerly worked at McDonald's in the Bloomington area and she also formerly worked at Occupational Developmental Center, Bloomington. She had been active in Special Olympics. She received medals in weightlifting, bowling and volleyball.

Though Natalie's life was filled with ups and downs, she remained joyous throughout her life.

*  NEWTON WOMACK,  Mar. 17, 1837 - Feb. 28, 1916

Pontiac Daily Leader, Feb 28, 1916, Pontiac, IL
Newton Womack Died Today. Newton Womack, aged 78 answered the death summons at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Ellis, 613 east Livingston Street, this morning at about 7 o'clock. Article go on to tell about him falling. The decedent was a native of Tennessee. He came to Illinois when a young man. He was married in Benton, IL 39 years ago. He is surivied by his aged wife, one son Joe Womack of Virden; one daughter Mrs Grace Ellis and a brother, Green Womack of DuQuoin, IL. NOTE: Joe Womack is my Grandfather with Newton Womack being my G Grandfather.

Source:  Ernest L. (Verne) Womack,     elwomack@springnet1.com

NORMA F. GOLITKO nee WOMACK,   Oct. 5, 1932 – Jul. 15, 2009

NOKOMIS - Norma F. Golitko, 76, Nokomis, homemaker, died Wednesday (July 15, 2009). Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Nokomis. Memorials: St. Louis School, Nokomis. Member: American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors: husband, John; son, John Golitko Jr., Nokomis; daughters, Lucille Wilson, Nokomis; Janet Shackleford, Arnold, Mo.; brothers, Jim Womack, Kissimmee, Fla.; George Womack, Marble Hill, Mo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded by: parents and two brothers.

*  OTTILIE A. WOMACK nee OWEN,     Jan. 13, 1927 – Jun. 26, 2011  

Ottilie A. Womack of Bloomington, IL passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at her home. She was 84.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday (July 3, 2011) at North Bridge Baptist Church, Normal, IL. A gathering of friends and family will follow after the services at the church. Private burial will be at Smith Grove Cemetery.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL is assisting the family with cremation services.

Ottilie was born January 13, 1927 in Herrin, Illinois, the daughter of Otto Oliver Owen and Sylvia Drucilla Wallace Owen. She attended school in Herrin through her sophomore year of high school, then moved with her mother to Normal. She attended University High School and started college at ISNU in 1945. She married George R. Womack on February 2, 1947. Her teaching career began in 1963 at Oakdale School where she taught third grade. In 1969 she received her Master’s degree.

Ottilie worked for Unit 5 Schools for 27 years, first as a teacher and later as Chapter 1 coordinator. She was very devoted to the teaching of reading to children. Ottilie was active in many teachers’ organizations and devoted her time to numerous church and community activities.

Her other interests included antiques, gardening, and visiting historical sites. Ottilie considered her many friends to be one of her greatest blessings.

She was preceeded in death by her husband and a daughter, Natalie Rae Womack. She is survived by her son, George Womack of Terlingua, Texas.

Memorials may be made to North Bridge Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be submitted from www.calvertmemorial.com.

*   RALPH E. WOMACK,   Dec. 2, 1924 – May 26, 2012

Ralph E. Womack, 87, of Villa Grove died at 4:54 p.m. Saturday (May 26, 2012) at the Palm Terrace Health Care Center in Mattoon.

He was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Indianola, a son of Lute and Anna Stevens. He was adopted by Fred and Jennie Womack. He married Katherine Compton in 1948. She died in 1964. He then married Zarlene Moore in 1965. She died in 2000. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are sons, Bob Womack of Jacksonville, Brad Jones of Terre Haute, Indiana and Doug Moore of Camargo; daughters, Carol Brewer of Villa Grove and Laura Miller of Urbana; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in Saipan and Tinian Island; he was on the Island of Tinian for the duration of the war and was on the island when the Indianapolis brought the atomic bombs to the island for departure to be dropped on Japan. 

Note:  Birth parents were; James Lute Stevens and Anna Virginia Kuykendall

*  RUDOLF WOMACK,   Aug. 2, 1927 - May 16, 1999

Source: Peoria Journal Star,   May 20, 1999
MACOMB -- Rudolf Womack, 71, of 500 N. Randolph died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born Aug. 2, 1927, in Welch, W.Va., to Van and Patience Brown Womack, he married Bobbie Parran on Aug. 16, 1962, in St. Louis, Mo.
She survives. Also surviving are two brothers, James and Cornelius, both of Columbus, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
He taught in Gary, Ind., Chicago and also at Western Illinois University. While at WIU, he developed the office of academic services, of which he served as director until he retired in 1992.
He also served as a part-time professor in the African American studies department at the university.
He organized and directed the Carollers in Columbus and the Heritage Ensemble Choir at WIU. He was a former member and choir director of Cabanne United Church in St. Louis.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in Columbus; a master's degree from DePaul University in Chicago; and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Iowa.
He was a member of the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He was also Prince Hall Mason.
He was a member and trustee of St. James A.M.E. Church in Monmouth, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Berry Cooke will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Union Cemetery in Columbus. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements. (Copyright 1999)

WOMACK Rudolf Womack, age 71, of 500 North Randolph, Macomb, Illinois, died at 7:20 p.m. on May 16, 1999 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born on August 2, 1927 in Welch, West Virginia, the son of Van and Patience Brown Womack. He married Bobbie Parran on August 16, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie of Chicago; two brothers, James N. Womack and Cornelius Kelly Womack both of Columbus, Ohio. Many nieces, nephews, students and faculty, both past and present. He was preceded by his parents; one brother Van T. Womack; two sisters Grace A. Cleage and Beatrice G. Mickey of Charleston, West Virginia. His early education was in West Virginia and later at Central High School in Columbus, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1946. He earned a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Iowa. He was a Prince Hall Mason and in the Macomb area, he was an active member and trustee of the St. James AME Church in Monmouth, Illinois, where he freely gave of his time, service and talents. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the St. James AME Church on 900 South Third St., Monmouth, Illinois. The Rev. Mrs. Berry M. Cooke will officiate. Graveside burial services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Illinois arrangements to be handled by Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home in Macomb, Illinois. Local arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street. 

Source: Roger Womack,   mlwomack@aol.com   (online)

*  SARA E. WOMACK nee SHIVES,  Apr. 6, 1845 - Sep. 11, 1945

The Montgomery News, Hillsboro, Illinois
Monday September 11, 1945 Mrs. S. Womack,100 years Old, Dies at Bingham - Mrs Sara E. Womack, 100 year old Fayette County resident and the widow of the late William S. Womack, died Sunday night at 9:25 o'clock at her home north of Bingham from infirmities of old age. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Liberty church, north of Bingham and burial will be made in Liberty cemetery. Mrs. Womack was daughter of the late David and Sophia (Wilhelm)Shives and was born at Raleigh, NC on April 6, 1845. She was 100 years, 5 monthsand 17 days of age when she died. She was united in marriage with the late William S. Womack on December 16, 1866 and he died 30 years ago. The artical go now to say that she had lived in Fayette County for several years. She is surived by a son Frank of Ramsey. A son George and a dau. Mrs Alice Carter, preceded her in death. 

NOTE - I have the Descendants of Francis Green Womack and Anna Dora Liticker, who are the parents of William Sylvester Womack, husband of Sarah Elizabeth Shives Womack

Source:  Ernest L. (Verne) Womack,      elwomack@springnet1.com

*  SHANE  A. WOMACK,  Dec. 5, 1985 - Jan. 27, 1992

Services for Shane A. Womack, 6, of St. Luke Health Care Center, Beardstown, formerly of Peoria, who died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 1992, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. The Rev. Arther E. Niblack will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria. He nearly drowned at his home in Trivoli on Aug. 30, 1987, when he fell into a bathtub full of water. He was revived by neighbors, but suffered extensive brain damage and never fully recovered from the accident.
He was born Dec. 5, 1985, in Peoria to Aaron Jones and Angela Womack.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Angela and Dave LaFollette, his father, and one sister, Mariaha LaFollette, all of Peoria; grandparents, Guy and Betty Womack of Peoria, Charlene Shelton of Tulsa, Okla., and Ed Jones of Earth City, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Health Care Center, Rural Route 3, P.O. Box 46, Beardstown, Ill. 62618, or to the Children's Miracle Network.

Source: Peoria Journal Star, January 28, 1992, Page: D5
Region: Illinois

*  SHEPARD LAYAYETTE WOMACK,  Jan. 9, 1848 - Jan. 30, 1945

Republican Herald, Metropolis, IL 2/7/1946. fm copy of IL Historical Library, Springfield, IL.
Funeral Services for S. L. Womack, Last Civil War Veteran. Burial made in National Cemetery In Mound City Ill. Saturday Feb 3, 1945. Article goes into detail telling of him entering service at age 15, serving in Co. A 29th Illinois Infantry until 1865, saw action along Mississippi River , Spanish Fort, Vicksburg and in several other battles. He was the son of George W. Womack and Nancy Womack, b near Pekin, Ill. M Sarah Rose 3/19/1870. 11 children, 3 died in childhood and more recent date, Edward, Elmer and Lelia. Survived by half-brother George Womack of Mt. Vernon, ILL one son James, Long Beach, Cal., four daughters Carrie Wilson, Harrisburg, ILL, Annie Douglas, Karnak, Ill. Maude Alleman, Kirley, S. D. and Vera Shields of Long Beach, Calif. 11 Gchildren and 23 G Gchildren also 2 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren by adoption.

Source:  Ernest L. (Verne) Womack,     elwomack@springnet1.com

*  VIRGIL PHILLIP WOMACK,   Oct. 13, 1912 - Dec. 25, 1962

RECENT DEATHVirgil P. Womack, age 50, of Rt. 3, Potosi, passed away at his home. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mr. Womack was born in Platteville, Oct. 13, 1912 and resided here until two years ago when he moved to Potosi. He was employed in the zinc mines.

Survivors are his wife, the former Ester Cummins; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Sandry, Cuba City; Mrs. John Jackson, Galena, Ill., and Pamela Womack at home; one son, Charles Womack, Racine; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Guerdon Hughes, Clinton, Iowa; one brother, James Womack, Coal City, Ill.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 Friday afternoon in the Thomas Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Chartier, Pastor Congregational Church, officiated. Burial was made in Platteville Greenwood Cemetery.

Source:  Roger Womack,   MLWomack@aol.com

*   WAYNE WILLIAM WOMACK,   Aug, 29, 1938 – Jun. 17, 2009    

Wayne W. Womack, 70, of Rockford, formerly of Lena, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born on Aug. 29, 1938, in Batavia, the son of Fred and Pauline (Kominski) Womack.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. Wayne owned and operated Lena Locker from 1970 until 1991. He then worked at Broadway Covenant Church until retiring in 2003.

He married Darlene Tessendorf on April 7, 1974, in Lena. He enjoyed making and assembling Disciple’s  Crosses. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

Surviving are his wife, Darlene, of Rockford; two stepsons, Stephen Diestelmeier of Rockford, and Calvin (Marylin) Diestelmeier of Cedarville; one daughter, Wendy; three sons, Wesley, William and Kevin Starkey all of Las Vegas, Nevada; one step grandchild; and one step great grandchild; one sister, Carlene Modine of Wautoma, Wis.; one brother, Lorin Womack of Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale.

Cremation rites were accorded and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements completed by Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. Condolences may be sent to www.leamonfh.com.

Womack Mention


Source: Peoria Journal Star, May 26, 1993, Page: B11
Region: Illinois
PEKIN -- Horace Vance Abbott, 51, of 1432 N. Eighth St., Apt. 15, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1993, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1941, in Violet Hill, Ark., to Thomas J. and Huldah Ramsey Abbott, he married Harriett E. Adams on Sept. 22, 1967, in Forrest City, Ark. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Thomas Vance Abbott, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Cathy Carol) O'Brien of San Jose; one stepson, Billy Jewell Haile of Pangburn, Ark.; two stepgrandchildren; one brother, Wayne Abbott of Hornersville, Mo.; and three sisters, Ruth Gaston and Vernille Womack, both of Melbourne, Ark., and Maudie Mask of Kennett, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He last worked as a security guard for Pekin Housing Authority. Prior to that, he worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in Bartonville and Commonwealth Edison Powerton Station. Memorial services will be at 7 tonight at Faith Tabernacle Church in South Pekin. The Rev. C.L. Williams will officiate. Cremation will be accorded and interment of cremains will be in Heber Springs, Ark. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Harrisburg, IL. Daily Register 1-20-1997
The Rev. Cecil E. Abney     The Rev. Cecil E. Abney, 79, of 1118 South McKinley St., Harrisburg, died at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997 at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.     Rev. Abney was born on March 1, 1917, in Eldorado to Edgar and Mary Hannah (Carnett) Abney.     He retired from Furnas Electric Co. in Chicago. He was ordained as minister on June 19, 1960 at First Baptist Church in Harrisburg.     He was a World War II Army veteran with service in the Philippines from 1940 to 1945.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law. Cecelia and Phillip Staffey of St. Charles and Patricia and Eric Tesinsky of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, William and wife Liz Abney of Osceola, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband, Tom Page Broughton, Mike Staffey, Steve, Christina and Amanda Abney and Paul and Erica Tesinsky; and two great-grandchildren Nick and Amber Page.     On Oct. 18, 1941 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. he married the former Georgia Lea Womack and she preceded him in death on March 29, 1994. A daughter, Mary Victoria Abney and a sister, Allene Sutherland, also preceded him in death.     The Rev. Abney was a member of New Castle Baptist Church, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Charles Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery at Harrisburg.     Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Source:  Denise Kneifel,      DeniseK322@aol.com


Source: Peoria Journal Star, December 08, 1992, Page: D6
Region: Illinois
EAST PEORIA -- James H. Ahart, 70, of 118 Turnron Place died at 3:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1992, at his home. Born June 26, 1922, in Golden Pond, Ky., to William and Myrtle Bratton Ahart, he married Ava N. Scott on Feb. 9, 1940, in Cadiz, Ky. She died Dec. 15, 1988. One son, Scot, one brother and one sister also preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Gary of Washington and Thomas D. of East Peoria; two brothers, John of Princeton, Ky., and Conley of Tremont; three sisters, Edna Vinson and Bessie Womack, both of East Peoria, and Dorothy Fennell of Peoria Heights; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He worked at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 36 years, retiring in 1982 as an inspector in the gear lab. He also worked as a salesman for the Dick Herm Firm at the Peoria Union Stock Yards for 18 years.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Hilton Masonic Lodge 1143, AF&AM, in East Peoria. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton. The Rev. John Ahart will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 8. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to Hilton Masonic Lodge.


Source: Chicago Daily Herald, November 19, 1999, Page: 10
Harry Anderson of Crystal Lake
Funeral services for Harry Anderson, 80, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Windridge Funeral Home, 104 High Road, Cary. The Rev. Charles Lynde of the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake will officiate.
Born Oct. 3, 1919, on the Living Land Farm in Cary, he died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home, Crystal Lake.
Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. Mr. Anderson was a retired welder for Matthew Equipment Company of Crystal Lake and a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Anderson (nee Womack); son, Alan (Patricia) Anderson Sr. of Rockford; daughter, Deborah (Mitchell) Avery of Crystal Lake; grandchildren, Alan James Jr. and David Elliott Anderson, both of Rockford, and Kayla Anne and Lisa Nicole Avery, both of Crystal Lake; stepchildren, Michael (Elise) Womack of Libertyville, David (Phyllis) Womack of McHenry and Nancy Riette of Naples, Fla; five stepgrandchildren; sister, Lilian (late Peter) Slazas of Beach Park, Ill.; sister-in-law, Mildred Anderson of Roselle.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Elaine Anderson (nee Pierce); parents, Petr and Emily (nee Carlson) Anderson; and brothers and sisters, Edward (late Rose) Anderson, Rudy (late Sylvia) Anderson, Ruth (late Charles) Galvin and Helen (late Elmer) Radloff. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Road, Barrington, IL 60010; to the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake; or to a charity of donor's choice. For information, call toll free (800) 870-9648.

*  SARAH JANE OXFORD nee BEARD,  Jul. 15, 1878 - Jun. 30, 1957


Mrs. Sarah Oxford, 78, near Eichorn, who fell and broke her hip about a month ago, died in the hospital in Rosiclare Sunday.  Her death ended the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oxford which began 62 years ago.The daughter of William Francis and Nancy (Womack) Beard, Sarah had been married to Charles Oxford by Vol Ferrell in Karbers Ridge on 28 April 1895.  She is survived by her husband, their son John, who lives in Oxnar, CA., 2 daughters Mrs. Lou Estes, Rock Creek and Mrs. Mauda Baldwin of Hammond, Ind.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Oxford with Hosicks funeral in charge were held Wednesday afternoon in Good Hope Church with Rev. Charles Durfee and Rev Normis Summers officiating.

Source:  Hardin County Independent 4 July 1957


Source: Peoria Journal Star, January 26, 1993, Page: D6
Region: Illinois
MCLEAN -- Helen Louise Erickson, 64, of 7405 Melrose, Shawnee, Kan., formerly of McLean, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1993, at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1928, in McLean to Roy and Dova Hafley Foley, she married Dean W. Erickson on June 6, 1948, in McLean. He survives. Also surviving are her parents of McLean; two sons, Stephen D. and Michael D., both of Olathe, Kan.; two daughters, Susan L. Forseman of Bartlesville, Okla., and Sally A. Womack of Shawnee; three brothers, Gerald W. Foley of McLean, Roy C. Foley Jr. of Washington and Richard A. Foley of Minier; eight sisters, Lois D. Prochnov of Madison, Wis., Jean Heck, A. Mae Dickerson and Wanda A. Lasswell, all of McLean, Carolyn Y. Hardesty and B. Sue Miner, both of Washington, Elizabeth M. Crabtree of Bloomington and Sherron L. Jones of Metamora; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Amos Family Chapel in Shawnee, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kan.
Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice in Overland Park or Sister Servants of Mary in Kansas City, Kan.


Source: Peoria Journal Star, December 21, 1996, Page: D10
Region: Illinois
PEORIA -- Bernice B. Fogerson, 70, of 1319 N. Kickapoo Creek Road died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at her daughter's home, 1921 Country Lane, Peoria. Born March 18, 1926, in Newton to Lawrence and Goldie Ridgeway Burwell, she married Orville "Lee" Fogerson on July 24, 1943, in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ingolia of Peoria; one sister, Betty Womack of Peoria; four brothers, Dan Burwell of Pekin, Frank Burwell of Washington, Larry Burwell of Peoria and Jerry Burwell of Avon, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of Bethel Free Methodist Church in Peoria, where she was active in the Women's Missionary International and served as the custodian of the church. She taught Sunday school, the Christian Life Club and Vacation Bible School at the church and served on several of the church's boards and committees.  She also was a member of American Association of Retired Persons. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. The Revs. Arthur E. Niblack and Douglas Traxler will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to her church.


Source: Peoria Journal Star,  October 16, 1992, Page: C11
Region: Illinois
EUREKA -- John E. Gage, 79, of 700 N. Main St., Apt. 184, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1992, at Maple Lawn Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 18, 1913, in Delhi, Okla., to Allen B. and Ruby L. Miller Gage, he married Helen B. Hollen on Aug. 2, 1948, in Danville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, O. Wayne of Charleston and Ronnie E. of Marquette Heights; one brother, Wilbur of Fort Cobb, Okla.; five sisters, Ruth Evans of Oklahoma City, Nettie Hoelscher of Fort Cobb, Lorene Womack of Ellenton, Fla., Mildred Pickett of Houston and Wanda Seay of Abilene, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. He served with the civilian conservation corps during World War II. He farmed in eastern Illinois from 1946 to 1966, and at Joan of Arc Canning Co. for six years, retiring in 1972. He was a house parent at Illinois Christian Children's Home in St. Joseph and at Mooseheart Child City for seven years. He was a former member and past deacon at Parkway Christian Church in Pekin and a member of Creve Coeur Christian Church. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Maple Lawn Apartments Community Room. The Rev. Robert Harnish will officiate.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and one hour before services. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Illinois Christian Children's Home.


Source: Peoria Journal Star, March 13, 1994, Page: C15
Region: Illinois
LEWISTOWN -- Keith Hilton, 74, of 1226 S. Illinois died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, March 11, 1994, at Graham Hospital Extended Care Unit in Canton. Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Ipava to Harley and Grace Kisler Hilton, he married Frances Sharpe on May 2, 1945, in Petersburg, Va. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Keith Jr. of Cuba; two daughters, Mrs. George (Brenda) Womack of Lewistown and Denise Mustread of Smithfield; four brothers, Garland "John" of Lewistown, Lee of Missoula, Mont., Kenneth of Champaign and Raymond of Canton; two sisters, Maxine Miller and Barbara Jean Rosich, both of Canton; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One daughter, Bonnie Faye Hilton, and four brothers preceded him in death. He served as Lewistown chief of police for over 20 years, retiring in 1986. He also served as a county deputy for many years. He was a former member of International Chiefs of Police Association and the National Rifle Association.
A World War II Army veteran serving with the military police, he was a member of Lewistown American Legion Post 1. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lewistown. The Rev. Maurice Gritton will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery in Cuba, where military rites will be conducted by Lewistown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5001 and American Legion Post 1. Memorials may be made to Lewistown Rescue Squad or to the American Heart Association.

*  MARION ALBERT nee GREEN,  Aug. 31, 1917 - May 2, 2000

Source: The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL, May 04, 2000, Page: A9
KENNEY - The graveside service of Marion Albert, 82, of Kenney and Warrensburg, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
She died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (May 2, 2000) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Kenney Fire Department or Kenney Civic League.
Mrs. Albert was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Kenney, the daughter of Clifford and Fern Womack Green. She married Christy B. Albert on Oct.3, 1946, in Decatur. He died Nov. 9, 1980.
Surviving is one sister, Marjorie Malerich, Decatur.


Source: The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL, November 13, 1999, Page: A11
EUREKA - John O. Rogers, 78, of 2522 E. Guth Road, Eureka, died at 9:58 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 11, 1999) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eureka Church of the Nazarene, Pastor H. Gordon Barrick officiating. Burial will be in Olio Cemetery, Eureka. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Otto-Argo Funeral Home, Eureka.
Memorials may be made to Eureka Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Rogers was born on Feb. 4, 1921, at Strafford, Mo., a son of Fred O. and Velma Wommack Rogers. He married Ella Sutherland on March 21, 1953, at Springfield, Mo. She survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Vicki (Curtis) Cook, Eureka; Denise (Glen) Schmidt, Washington; and Beth (Richard) Keller, Deer Creek; one brother, O. Keith Rogers, Morton; three sisters, Irene Hicks, Pomona, Calif.; Phoebe Lemons, Springfield, Mo.; and Charlene Hook, Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, two brothers and one sister.


Source: Peoria Journal Star, August 01, 1999
Germantown Hills -- Roger L. Seaman, 55, of 318 Arbor Vitae Drive died at 3:10 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, at his home. He was born March 19, 1944, in Washburn to Corrine Seaman.
Surviving are his mother of Metamora; two sisters, Carolyn (Don) Womack of Sparland and Lois (Cotton) Partee of New Hope, Ark.; many nieces and nephews; and Phyllis (Frank) Reece, with whom he made his home. He was an operating engineer, working out of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 649, last working in April 1996. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel. Franciscan friars will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes before services at the chapel. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to OSF Radiation Oncology or OSF Hospice. (Copyright 1999)

*  LAWRENCE JOE “LARRY” UNTHANK,   Oct. 6, 1961 – May 30, 1997

Harrisburg Daily Register 5-31-1997 Larry Joe Unthank      Larry Joe Unthank, 35, of 2695 Douglas Road, Eldorado, was pronounced dead at 10:42 a.m. Friday, May 30, 1997, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Unthank was born in Eldorado on Oct. 6, 1961. He was the son of Joe and Martha Helen (WOMACK) Unthank, who survive. On Sept. 6, 1980, he married the former Sherry Brown, who also survives.      He was the manager of Tri-County Chemical at Mt. Vernon, Ind. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Men's Club, Knights of Columbus and the Rector Township Board.      In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Unthank is survived by a son, Carey Joe of the home; a brother, Brad Unthank of Eldorado; a sister, Tammy Harris of Louisville, Kentucky; his grandparents, Lawrence and Eula Mae Waggener of Eldorado; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.      He was preceded in death by grandparents John and Bessie Unthank and George Womack.   Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Watson Funeral Homes. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.      Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, June 2, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Donald Abell officiating.      Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Eldorado. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carey Joe Unthank Education Trust Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Source:  Denise Kneifel,     DeniseK322@aol.com

Source: The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL, March 25, 2000, Page: A8
Robert W. Ward, 84, of Bloomington, and formerly of Carlinville, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday (March 24, 2000) at Scotchwood Nursing Home, Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, the Rev. Doyle Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born Dec. 3, 1915, the son of Robert and LuLu Womack Ward.
He married Anna Lois Farr.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Esh, Bloomington; one sister, Mildred Wilfong, Bloomington; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Roland Ward; and one grandchild.


Source: Peoria Journal Star, October 29, 1993, Page: C13
Region: Illinois
LACON -- Kathryn Zeisler, 68, of 217 S. Ida died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1993, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Marietta, Okla., to J.B. and Pearl Foster Colston, she married Robert Zeisler on Dec. 31, 1945, in San Diego. He survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Spears of Arlington, Texas, Christine Turner of Dickinson, Texas, and Mildred Womack of Orange, Texas. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, both in Lacon. There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will be accorded, and burial of ashes will be in Texas at a later date. Schmidt-Haller Funeral Parlors in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements.

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