Wayne County


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Gone but never forgotten

Dianna Williams - 1946-2016

On 2 January, 2016, the long time host of Wayne County ILGenWeb, Dianna Williams, passed away.

She will be remembered for her untiring assistance to Wayne County genealogists, and specifically to ILGenWeb!

You can read her obituary here.

Genealogy is my life
Helping researchers is my love
Providing and preserving data is my goal.

photo of Cheryl Cheryl Ann (Posey) Hemmingway - 1997-2002

Jo-Davis ILGen Web coordinator and Wayne Co, IL researcher. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Misty Flannigan - 1958-2004

Misty Created the Jefferson County ILGen Web Site and she did a terrific job. She devoted many hours to provide useful, informative information to anyone researching in Jefferson County.

I know that she helped many people and the information that she has provided will continue to help everyone.

Most important of all was Misty's family she was a dedicated Mother to five Children, they were her Pride and Joy. She was so very proud of her children.

She will be missed

Jim Branch

Husband of Lois Branch, best friend, and a Wayne Co., IL researcher

Jim was a Wayne Co., IL researcher and related to many lines in Wayne, Clay, Marion, and more counties.

He loved the earth, from under the ground to above the sky with everything - everyone in-between. He was always positive, smiling, and happy. When someone met a wall, he was there to help them walk through it.

Family members are proud and honored to say, "I was related to him!"

Friends say with respect and love, "He was a perfect role model" and some said, "He was a Guardian Angel on this side".

Jim and Lois, were more than husband and wife. They were best friends and each other's soul mate.

Lois is still with us on this side and Jim is with us in our heart and thoughts as the Lord needed Jim to serve on the other side.

His voice and laughs will be missed but never be forgotten, cause he will always be in our heart and thoughts.

  Michael S. Gregory, Sr. - 1937-2001
Jefferson, Hamilton & Wayne Co., IL researcher

Mike contributed a lot to the Jefferson Co webpage including the extraction of the civil war records.

He was also a member of the ILWayne County mailing list and had a handful of information about the families around the Wayne City area and was always there to help people with their research.

He will be missed but not forgotten

  Ella Mae (Marsh) Himes - 1922-2006

My mom died 26 April 2006 Belen, New Mexico on my 67th birthday.

Ella Mae (MARSH) HIMES born 3 April 1922 in the old two-story red brick homestead farmhouse her great-grandfather built around Civil War time east of Maroa, Macon Co, Illinois died 26 April 2006 Belen, New Mexico.

Her father Charles Herbert MARSH was born in that same farmhouse in 1887. I was the oldest grandchild and the last baby born in the old farmhouse.

Ella' mother was a daughter of Janie Mae (STOGSDILL) MARSH who was b. 11 Nov 1900 Orchardville, Wayne Co, Illinois. Her ancestry with surnames, Christian names, dates and places are on my webpage.

Beverly Jane (HIMES) BARGER

Beverly Jane (Himes) Barger - 1939-2015

Beverly Jane (Himes) Barger, 76, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015, in Wichita Falls.

Memorial service will be held Saturday August 15 at 11:00 am at Falls Funeral Home East Chapel.

Beverly was born April 26, 1939 to Clarence Lloyd and Ella Mae (Marsh) Himes in Maroa, Illinois. She married Virgil Barger on July, 17, 1959 in Albuquerque New Mexico, where the couple lived until they moved to Wichita Falls in 2002.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ella Mae Himes; and a sister, Patricia Himes.

Beverly is survived by her husband of 56 years, Virgil Barger; her father Clarence Himes; her children, Bryan Barger, Pamela Davis, Julia White, Tammy Huerena, and Bradley Barger; and eight grandchildren Timothy Huerena, Michael Barger, Heather Davis, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Barger, Christen Barger, Cassandra White, and Matthew White.

Condolences may be made at www.fallsfuneralhome.com.

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