Obituaries o-w001, Clark County IL

WALLACE, Mrs. Myrtle
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
1960--Marshall, Ill., Aug. 12--Mrs. Myrtle Wallace, 83, died Friday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Sweet of 114 North Eleventh street.  She is also survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Goldie Wells of Martinsville, Ill., Mrs. Pearl Bennett of Marshall, Ill., Mrs. Lily Walcott of Lincoln, Ill., and Mrs. mary Lou Hall of Waukegan, Ill.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Marrs funeral home.

WASHBURN, Gerald Nelson
son of Wallace and Effie May Baker Washburn, wife, Madge, born  7 April 1922, died 20 February 1983.  Funeral held Wednesday February 23, 1983, burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

WASHBURN, Harold Leland
born 2 May 1909 to Wallace and Effie May Baker Washburn, died 5 June 1981 at Paris Hospital.  He married Mildred Nash February 10, 1931  Survivors are wife, Mildred, daughters Mrs. Marion
Gross and Mrs. Kay Gallatin, two brothers, Ralph and Gerald, two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Wheeler and Mrs. Mildred Nash.  Burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

WASHBURN, Mildred Washburn NASH
Wife of Harold Washburn B: 10 Feb 1913 D:  29 Oct 1998 Buried: Wesley Chapel, Orange Twp, Clark Co., Illinois

son of Wallace and Effie May Baker Washburn born 8 November 1914, died 19 February 1990.  Funeral held Wednesday, February 21, 1990, burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

WEIR, Stella
born 6 July 1906, died 18 November 1991.  Funeral held Thursday, November 21, 1991, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

WELLS, Alva 
Husband of Ruth Catherine Seymour Wells B:  8 Jan 1886 in Melrose Twp.,Clark Co., Illinois M:  Oct 1910 D:  22 Sept 1972 in Melrose Twp., Clark Co., Illinois Buried: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp., Clark Co., Illinois

WELLS, Howard Arthur
B:  27 Dec. 1906 in Nebraska D:  23 Aug. 1979 in Santa Monica, California Parents:  John and Mattie Dawson Wells

WELLS, Mary Ann (Polly) CANADY

Wife of Matthew Cox Wells B:  7 Feb 1860 in Clark Co., Illinois M:  23 Dec 1877 D:  30 June 1948

WELLS, Matthew Clarence 
Husband of Margaret Louise Elliott Wells B:  25 Aug 1918 Holyoke, Colorado M:  28 June 1948 D:  16 Feb. 1975  Vincennes, Indiana Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis, Crawford Co., Illinois
Parents: Cecil and Virgia Melton Wells

Wife of Cecil Wells B:  13 Nov. 1897 M:  12 Nov 1917  D:  26 Jan. 1976 Buried: Cox Cemetery Annapolis, Crawford Co., Illinois Parents:  John E and Rebecca Thomas Melton   

born 22 September 1902, died 19 April 1980.  Funeral held Wednesday, April 23, 1980, burial at Marshall Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Donna Sanders, a sister, Eva Young, and brothers Kenneth Blankenbaker and True Blankenbaker.

WELLS, Margaret Louise
wife of Clarence Wells, born 9 September 1925, died 2 September 1992.  Funeral held September 5, 1992, burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

born 8 July 1907, died 7 September 1983. Funeral held Saturday, September 19, 1983, burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

WHITE, Lawrence L.
Of Palestine, dies; rites Sunday
Lawrence L. White, 75, Palestine, died Friday afternoon at 5:45 at the Mary Sherman Hospital, Sullivan, Indiana.
He is survived by  his wife, Eva; three sons, LeRoy White, Robinson; Mac White and Foy Lee White, both of Palestine; and three daughters, Mrs. Karl (Lorene) Whites, Robinson; Mrs. Oris (Ella Mae) Knoblett; and Mrs. Herbert (Velma) Boyles, Robinson.
Also surviving are one brother, Darrell White, Hutsonville; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Thatcher, West York; Mrs. Chauncey Lowe, Annaheim, Calif.; and 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Earl B. Peterson, Plain Dealing, La., in 1967.  The daughter-in-law survives him.
Mr. White was former supervisor of Lamotte Township and a long time member of the Grange.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Church with Rev. Carl Hall officiating, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation began at Goodwine funeral home at 4 p.m. today.

Wife of Louis Wilbert B:  24 Dec 1879 Melrose Twp, Clark Co., Illinois D:  16 Nov 1970 Casey, Clark Co., Illinois Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis, Crawford Co., Illinois
Parents: Matthew and Mary Ann Canady Wells
WILHOIT, Dr. Dellie Lee
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From Martinsville Planet, 30 August 1961
Doctor D. L. Wilhoit, 93, one of Martinsville's and Clark County's most respected men for the past 65 years is dead.  The senior citizen of Martinsville passed away in hi home last Friday about 12:45 p.m.
Dr. Wilhoit achieved a record of human service equalled by few men in history.  He served the Martinsville vicinity as a minister of medicine since 1896; 65 years of interrupted dedication.
A graduate of Louisville, kentucky Medical School, and a native son of the Kansas, Illinois vicinity, Doctor Wilhoit lived his life, except for those early years of training, in and around Martinsville.
The deceased had been ailing, as do most persons of his age, and became very seriously ill only two days before his death.
The body lay in state at the Greenwell Funeral Home where memorial services were observed Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Reverend James Canny presided over the rites and the body was entombed in the family mausoleum in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Misner of Chicago; one granddaughter, Mrs. Shirley Veach of Martinsville and 2 great-grandchildren.
Bearing the casket were:  Wayne Medsker, O. R. Stanfield, Robert L. Wilkin, Summerhill Starks, Bernell Hills, Dwight Millis, Austin Sweet, and John Albert Macey.
Honorary pallbearers were Don McCrory, Cyrus Padgett, Herschel Hardway, Henry Spangenburg and Charlie Taggart.

WILHOIT, Lewis Adin
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From Kansas Journal, Thursday, 31 July 1941
Obituary of Lewis Adin Wilhoit
Light Truck, Driven by Wife, Runs in Ditch 1 1/4 Miles East of Clarksville Early Wednesday Morning--Funeral Will Be Held on Friday
Lewis Adin Wilhoit, 24-year-old son of Mrs. Dorothy Wilhoit, was fatally injured in an automobile accident early Wednesday morning about 1 1/4 miles east of Clarksville, Clark county.  He was still
alive when picked up by the Benny Marrs ambulance of Marshall, but died while enroute to that city.
Mrs. Wilhoit and Lawrence (Bud) Herrintton, also occupants of the Wilhoit light truck, were not seriously injured.  Mrs. Wilhoit received a cut on on eye-lid which required nine stitches, and
bruises about the body.  Herrington escaped with only slight abrasions.
The trio had spent the evening with Mrs. Wilhoit's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Hughes, near Marshall.  From there they went on a swimming party, and after taking a friend of Lawrence's home, were
returning to Kansas.  At the time of the accident, Mrs. Wilhoit was driving the car.  On the gravel road a short distance east of Clarksville, a car from the west loomed up before them, crowded them
off the road, and in order to avoid a collision, Mrs. Wilhoit drove into the ditch, the car turning over and pinning Lewis Adin beneath it.  He was severely crushed about the chest.
The accident occurred about 2 a.m. but it was not until about 5 o'clock that the first passerby--Robert Wilson, of Marshall--came along.  He summoned the Benny Marrs ambulance from Marshall and
assisted in removing the injured from the scene.  Wilhoit was still breathing when picked up but died while enroute to Marshall.  Mrs. Wilhoit and Herrington were treated at the office of a Marshall
Mr. Wilhoit's body was first taken to the Marrs funeral home in Marshall and after the inquest was brought to the Forbes-Hutchins funeral home here to be prepared for burial.
An inquest was held Wednesday morning in Marshall by the Clark county coroner, the jury returning a verdict of accidental death as the result of injuries suffered in the accident.  Lawrence Herrington was
the only witness to testify at the inquest.
Lewis Adin Wilhoit, son of the late R. A. Wilhoit and Mrs. Dorothy Wilhoit, was born May 1, 1917, on the farm where he had lately resided, one and a half miles south of Kansas.  He attended the
Kansas grade and high school.  On May 23, 1940, he was married to Miss Dorothy Louise Hughes of Marshall, who survives, together with his mother, one sister, Mrs. John Newell, Charleston, and his
grandmother, Mrs. Eva Wilhoit.
The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon in the home of Mr. Wilhoit's mother, Mrs. Dorothy Wilhoit.
Rev. H. L. Hayes, pastor of the Paris Christian Church, will be in charge of the service.  Bearers will be Charles Templeton and Harry Figenbaum, Neoga; Wayne Saxton, Calvin Cook...

WILHOIT, Mrs. Ellis
Submitted by Cindy McCachern
From Kansas (IL) Journal, Thursday, 7 April 1927
Death Record of the Past Week
Mrs. Ellis Wilhoit passed away at her home Sunday morning following a few days illness.
Rhoda Emma Wilhoit was born in Clark county in 1873.  She is survived by the husband, Ellis Wilhoit, and two sons, Clarence and Wilbur.
The funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at the late home by the Rev. Ross Kerans.  Burial was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Robinson (IL) Argus, 5 July 1973
By Chris H. Bailey
I suppose if you really want to get technical about it, Joseph Willard did not actually live long in Crawford County.  However, he lived so close to the Clark and Crawford County line that it does not make much difference.
He was one of the earliest settlers of the area which became Melrose township, Clark County, when that county was formed in 1819.
Joseph came to this area in June, 1818, bringing with him his aged father, Martin Willard who died in the next year, August 25, 1819.  His mother, Rachel Willard had died in October, 1807, in North Carolina.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to trace Martin Willard's ancestry, but I am sure he was born Martin Woollard, not Willard, and is one of the Woollard family that had lived in Perquimans County, North Carolina, since the late 1600s.
Joseph was not the only one of Martin and Rachel's family to come to Illinois.  Their children, Daniel (who married Sarah Evans and secondly, Sarah Newby); Rebecca (who married Benjamin Evans); Margaret (who married Robert Holladay) and Rhoda (who married Chalkley Draper) also came. Other children who evidently stayed in North Carolina were Elizabeth (who married
Joseph Evans); Miriam (who married Thomas Evans); and Sarah (who married John Evans.)
Joseph Willard was born November 14, 1769, in Perquimans County, North Carolina.  He was married there November 23, 1796 to Peninah Jessop, daughter of Enoch Jessop and Mary Pearson.  Peninah was born in April 1775 in Perquimans County and died in Clark County, Illinos, November (or October 8, 1841).  Joseph Willard died February 14, 1845, in Melrose township, Clark County, Illinois.  Joseph and Peninah were Quakers and the births of their eldest children were recorded in the Quaker records of Sutton's Creek Monthly Meeting, Perquimans County, N.C.  The last two children were born
near Paoli, Orange County, Indiana.
1.  Mary Willard, b. September 18, 1797.  She was married to a Mr. Taylor and was still living in 1846.
2.  Rachel Willard, b. December 3, 1798; d. April 18, 1801
3.  Thomas Willard, b. January 26, 1800; d. February 8, 1820
4.  Susannah Willard, b. March 10, 1803; She was married August 8, 1827 in Crawford County to Nathan Wells.
5.  Charkey Willard, b. June 3, 1804, married Robert Reynolds.
6.  Rebecca Willard, b. December 28, 1805.  She was married (license) to Abraham Coonrod, September 20, 1825.
7.  Exum Willard, b. October 4, 1808; d. 1867.  He was married to Lucinda Claypool.
8.  Elvina (or Elva) Willard, b. March 11, 1810; married Noah Dawson.
9.  Cyprian Willard, b. 1813; married Hannah _____
10.  Margaret Willard, b. about 1815.  She was unmarried in 1846.
11.  Martin B. Willard, b. May 19, 1817.  He was married February 21, 1841 in Crawford Count to Sarah Draper.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
1941--Mrs. Ada Willard
Mrs. J. H. Willard, 76, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at he home 503 S. Jackson Street, following an illness of several weeks.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Emma Eskew of Urbana, and Mrs. Ruth Piersall of Annapolis, six sons, Harry, Charles, and Frank of Long Beach, California, Ira of grand Falls, Texas, Arthur of Kankakee, and Noah of Robinson, also 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Bassett of Hutsonville, three brothers, Charles Lindley and Louden Lindley of Hutsonville, and Allen Lindley of Broadview, Montana.
Funeral services for Mrs. Willard will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the West Church in Porterville with Rev. Lee Guyer in charge.
Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy McCachern
Sallie Willard died at her home near West York Feb 28, 1892.  Sarah Draper, consort of Martin Willard, was born in Putnam County, Indiana July 13, 1818, was married to martin Willard at the residence of her father, Jesse Draper in Hutsonville Towship, Feb 21, 1841 by James Hand.  Their married life of over 31 years was one of prosperity and happiness.  They raised ten children, of which eight survive her, only four were permitted to be with her during her late illness.  The others were absent on account of sickness, and living in the Western Country.

WILLARD, Thomas Wesley
Wednesday, 28 July 1920, Clark County (IL) Democrat
Thomas Wesley Willard was born October 10, 1837, in Clark county, Illinois, and departed this life at his home in Watson, Illinois, July 21, 1920, at the ripe old age of 82 years, 9 months and 11 days.
He was married to Miss Ruth C. Reynolds, Nov. 14th, 1858.  Nine children were born to this union, 4 having preceded him in death.  On May 26, 1895, he was again united in marriage to Susie Cornwell, to which union 2 children were born, a boy and a girl, the son answering the final call in the world war.
He leaves to mourn their loss, 3 sons, E. E. Willard of Mercedes, Texas, C. C. Willard of Witchita Falls, Texas,  and J. H. Willard of Watson, Ill.  also 3 daughters, Sarah Buckner of West Union, Nettie
Rhine of ___, Texas, and Mrs. Pearl Davis of Watson, Ill.  besides his devoted wife, 39 grand children, 44 great grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren, one sister and a host of other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. C. Bailiff at the Bailiff church and burial was in the Bailiff cemetery.

Clark County Democrat, 6 November 1946--Death came suddenly to Mrs. Allie Wilson, 36, wife of Harvey Wilson, at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the family home on North Second Street.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Clark county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Burkett, both deceased.  Surviving besides the husband are four sons, Donald, James, Rex and Dewight, and a daughter, Kay, all at home; three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Owen Hendrix and Mrs. Glen Wilhoit and Mrs. Sylvan Morgan, all of Marshall, Joe and Charles Burkett, both of Paris.
Our Heavenly Father has seen fit to suddenly remove from our midst Mrs. Marie Wilson.
Alice Marie youngest daughter of James and May Coons Burkett was born in Auburn township, December 4th, 1909 and departed this life at her home in Marshall, November 1st, 1946 at the age of 36 years, 10 months and 27 days.
On April the 29th, 1931, she was united in marriage to harvey Wilson of Marshall, and to this union there were born five children, Donald, James, Rex, Marylyn Kay, and Dwight.
Also surviving her death are three sisters Ada Hendrix, Alfa Morgan, and Lillie Wilhoit of Marshall and vicinity and two brothers, Charles and Joe Burkett of Paris.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Clarence and two sisters, Mary and Lulu.
She was baptized into Christ September 26th, 1923, by Victor Dorris, and remained a member of Five Points Church of Christ until her death.
She was a kind and devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and loved by all who knew her.
Our heartfelt thanks are extended to our many neighbors, relatives and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown us in our great bereavement and loss of a dear wife, mother, and sister, Allie Marie Burkett Wilson; especially for the beautiful flowers, also Rev. Gibson and the Marr's Funeral home.
Harvey Wilson and children
Joseph and Charles Burkett
Ada Hendrix
Alfa Morgan
Lillie Wilhoit

born 9 June 1905, died 6 September 1997.  Funeral held Tuesday, September 9, 1997, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

WOOD, Frederick Clinton "Fritz"
born 12 March 1918, died 4 February 1983. Funeral held Sunday, February 6, 1983, burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

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