Obituaries "W"


WALLACE, Blanche Mae (Mrs. Jacob WIRTH) -- 1989-1965

Mt. Carmel, IL paper 1965: Blanche Mae Wirth, 67, died at her home in Mt. Carmel, November 16, 2:30 p.m. She had been a lifetime resident of this vicinity. Surviving are her husband, Jacob Wirth; three children, Lester O. Wirth, Henderson, KY, Mrs. Aileen E. Doty, Bone Gap, IL, Mrs. Evelyn York, Mt. Carmel; one brother, Virgil Wallace, West Salem; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Smith, Lancaster, Mrs. Grace Sell, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Jessie Dean, Mt. Carmel, Mrs. Beulah Compton, Mt. Carmel, Mrs. Reva Lloyd, Rossville, IL; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James B. and Maude Fesler Wallace; and an infant sister. Mrs. Wirth was taken to the Roy D. Short Co. Funeral Home where services were held from the Memorial Chapel Friday 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

WASTFIELD, Rebekah (Mrs. Frank BEEDLE) -- 1816-1888

Belleville, IL Advocate dated Friday, January 13, 1888: Mrs. Frank Beedle died last Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jennie Whaley, aged 60 years. She had not been well for several years. Her funeral took place from the Methodist Church Sunday forenoon to Shiloh Cemetery. We say, with the poet:"Oh earth, so full of dreary noises; Oh men, still wailing in yur voices; Oh deived gold - the wailer's heap; Oh strife, oh curse that o'er it fell; God makes a silence through you all And giveth his beloved, sleep." NOTE: Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Bowler and family, of Sedalia, MO were here Sunday, for the funeral of Mrs. Bowler's mother, Mrs. Beedle. (this was Sarah, nee Beedle, & Lafayette Bower)

WIRTH, Charles Henry -- 1863-1947

Mt. Carmel, IL Register - 1947: Charles H. "Punkin" Wirth passed away at his home on Mt. Carmel route 4 Sunday morning, July 27, 1947, at 9:30 o'clock, after an illness of two months. Mr. Wirth, a farmer, was a native of Mount Carmel (IL), son of John Henry and Christine Gerstine Wirth and was born April 4, 1863, making his age at death 84 years, 3 months and 23 days. He was married to Nancy E. Hayes April 7, 1895 in White County. She servives him together with three children, Jacob E. Wirth, Leonard A. Wirth and Harley O. Wirth, all of Mt. Carmel, IL; also three sisters; Margaret Whitefield, Olney; Elizabeth Middleton, Sacramento, Cal; and Daisy Hill, Bend, Oregon. There are 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were brother; Harry, Johnnie and Guy Wirth, and one sister Olie Wirth and one grandson Harold E. Wirth. Mr. Wirth was removed to the Roy D. Short Company funeral home where services will be held from the Memorial Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. W. M. Reed of Olney officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

WIRTH, Gertrude (Mrs. Charles V. HANNA) -- 1978-1957

E. St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Sunday, August 25, 1957: Mrs. Hanna Dies at 70 -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Hanna, 79, a 76-year resident of East St. Louis, are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Robins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Hanna who lived at 420 N. Seventh St., died of old age infirmities at 5:15 a.m. Saturday in an Alton hospital Alton State Hospital. She was in ill health for four years. She was born in Olney, Ill., and came to East St. Louis when she was 3 years old. Her husband Charles Hanna died in 1904. Survivors include one son Trainor E. Hanna of St. Louis, one sister Mrs. Minnie McCarthy of East St. Louis, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. --2nd Obit.--HANNA, GERTRUDE, Formerly of 420 N. 7th St., on Sat., Aug. 24, 1957 Mother of Trainor, E. Hanna of St. Louis, MO and the late Mark A. and Charles D. Hanna; sister of Mrs. Minnie McCarthy, city; our dear mother-in-law and aunt, Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Robins Chapel, 417 N. 8th St., Monday, Services 3:15 p.m. -- INFO: She ran the "Hanna" Hotel in E. St. Louis, IL; it was for the Illinois Central Railroad Round House Crews.-Buried in Lot B-18-no headstone--.

WIRTH, Henry -- 1814-1893

Mt. Carmel, IL Register dated Thursday, June 8, 1893: Death of Henry Wirth --Mr. Henry Wirth, whose serious illness was noted in a recent issue of the Register, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. C. Hill, at Claypool Hill, Friday last. The funeral took place from the Lutheran church in this city, Sunday, Rev. J. H. Walterick conducting the services. Mr. Wirth, who for many years was a resident of Mt. Carmel, was born in Lebanon, PA in 1814. His age at the time of his death was 70 years, 2 months and 11 days. Five children survive him -- Mrs. M. J. Martin, of Olney, Mrs. J. M. C. Hill, of Knox county, IN, Mr. J. H. Wirth of this county, Mr. Benjamin Wirth of Lawrence county, and Mr. Hiram Wirth of East St. Louis, IL. He was a brother of Mr. George R. Wirth, of Mt. Carmel.

WIRTH, Hiram Andrew -- 1851-1906

E. St. Louis IL Journal dated Thursday, 3-1-1906: H. A. Wirth, aged 54, of 220 North Second street, died this morning of bronchitis. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the residence to Mount Hope cemetery. Burke Bros. have charge of the funeral.

WIRTH, John Henry, Sr. -- 1849-1904

Mt.Carmel, IL Evening Register dated 1904: John Henry Wirth Dies at His Home in This City Sunday - Tuesday's Evening Register. John Henry Wirth was born in Mt. Carmel June 20, 1849 (note: 3 census years show he was born in 1841) and died in the same city Sunday, May 1, making his age 54 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wirth, pioneer German residents of Wabash county. All his life was passed here and during the greater portion of it, after he attained his majority, he was engaged in farming. Mr. Wirth was twice married. His first wife was Mrs. Kerstein, died a number of years ago. His second wife Miss Howell, survives him. The surviving children are Charles, of Wayne county; Mrs. Whitefield, of Browns; Mrs. Brown, whose home is in California, and Mrs. Middleton, Guy, Mabel and Helen. Of his father's family the surviving members are Mrs. Martin, of Olney; Mr. Hiram Wirth, of St. Clair county; Mr. Ben T. Wirth, of Lawrence county, and Mrs. Clayton Hill of this county. John Henry Wirth was a man of kind heart and generous impulses. He was an honest man and commanded the respect of the community. He had his weaknesses, but he was the sufferer from them. Scores of friends will sincerely mourn his death. He had been in feeble health for years, but his death at this time was not anticipated. The funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. J. H. Walterick. Burial was made in Rose Hill.

WIRTH, Nellie L. (Mrs. Edward T. CONEMA) -- 1875-1937

E. St. Louis, IL Journal dated Wednesday, 1-26 & 17-1937: Nellie Conema of 717 Summit Ave., entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan 26, 1937; widow of the late Edward Conema; sister of Mrs. D. J. McCarthy and Mrs. Gertrude Hanna; aunt of Ina May Wirth. Funeral from Burke Funeral Home 3300 State St., Thursday, Jan 28, at 8:30 a.m. to Sacred Heart church. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Burke service. ---- 2ND OBIT: Rites for Mrs. Conema Will Be Said Thursday -- A requiem mass for Mrs. Nellie Conema, 62, 717 Summit Avenue, will be said in Sacred Heart church, Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Mrs. Conema is survived by sisters, Mrs. D. J. McCarthy and Mrs. Gertrude Hanna; a niece, Ida May Wirth. She died at home Tuesday after a brief illness.

WIRTH, Robert, Sr. -- 1890-1934

E.St.Louis, ILJournaldated December 27-1934: RITES FOR WAR VETERAN WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY -- Robert Wirth, who had been in the 124th Field Artillery during the World War, will be buried in National cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Friday afternoon, following funeral services at the Hoffmeister funeral parlors, 7914 South Broadway, St. Louis (MO). The services will be held at 1 p.m. Mr. Wirth, who was a member of the East St. Louis (IL) post of the American Legion, died in the Veterans' hospital, Jefferson Barracks, Tuesday afternoon. He had been a patient there for the last four years. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Nina Kidd Wirth; two daughters, Ina Mae and Juanita; a son, Robert Wirth and three sisters, Mrs. D. J. McCarthy, Mrs. E. F. Conema and Mrs. G. Hanna. Mr. Wirth was formerly an employee of the Columbia Terminals company.

October 27, 2002

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