Okley M. Willmore

Okley M. Willmore, 87, of Mt. Vernon went to be with the Lord on
Saturday, March 27, 1999, at 10:30 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Care Center.
He was a sheet metal worker in the area for many years working at
Benoist Brothers, East Side Lumber Co. and Eater Sheet Metal Co. until
retirement. During World War II, Mr. Willmore was employed at small arms
plants in St. Louis and Crab Orchard.

Mr. Willmore was born March 22, 1912, in West Frankfort, a son of John
and Belle (Lewis) Willmore. April 25, 1932, in West Frankfort,he
married E. Beatrice Murphy, who survives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the
Rev. Steve Harrison officiating. Burial will be in West Salem Cemetery,
Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral 

Mr. Willmore is survived by his wife E. Beatrice Willmore of Mt.
Vernon; three daughters, Pansy Capps and husband Richard of Mt. Vernon, 
Greta Chambliss and husband Richard of Tremont and Ginger Ethridge and
husband David of Mt. Vernon; one son, Ron Willmore and wife Arvilla of
Tremont; 12 grandchildren, 17 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Willmore was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marion
Willmore and Wesley Willmore; and one sister, Myrtle Poston.

He was a born-again Christan and a longtime member of the Summersville
Baptist Church. He was a member of the King City Saddle Club for many
years and Sheet Metal Workers Union 268 at Caseyville.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Summersville
Missionary Babtist Church, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: 3-23-1999
Submitted by Steven Kent Ward
Relationship: Great Nephew

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