Sesser- Faye Ailene Willmore, 83, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Sesser, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, September 1, 2014 at Countryside Manor in Mt Vernon, IL.
Faye was born March 15, 1931 in rural Geff, IL to Ralph and Anna (McNeal) Beck.
She grew up on the family farm in Wayne County with her four sisters. She married Chester E. Willmore on May 9, 1948 at her parents’ home and they enjoyed 37 years of marriage until 1985 when she lost Chet, the love of her life, to illness.
Faye was a homemaker and beautician, operating Faye’s Beauty Shop in rural Sesser for over 20 years. She was a wonderful and caring mother to her four sons and gracious, Christian Soul to those who knew her.
She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon and former member of the First Baptist Church in Sesser. She was an avid quilter for many years, crafting everything from utilitarian comforters for use at home, to exquisite works of art with her skills in quilting, embroidery, cross-stitching and applique. All of her grandchildren received a handmade quilt and many of her extended family and friends were gifted with baby quilts. There will be a display of her quilts at the funeral home. The family asks any friends and family who wish to bring one of Faye’s quilts for the display to please do so.
Faye is survived by her four sons, Jerry and Lisa Willmore of Hockley, TX; William (Tom) and Joann Willmore of Mt Vernon, IL; David and Bonnie Willmore of Valier, IL; and Jeffrey and Jennifer Willmore of Tempe, AZ. Two sisters Joyce (Bob) Caudle and Norma Lee Koontz, both of Fairfield, IL.
Grandchildren Larry Willmore, Heather (Andy) Adams, Kenny Willmore, Nick (Kristie) Turner, Mary Jo (Ryan) Thompson, Amanda (Will) Bolyard, Kyle (Kailey) Willmore, Dayne (Elisha) Willmore, Zachary Willmore and Lucas Willmore; and several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chester, sisters Bernadine Beck and Doris Kidd, and second husband Douglas Guy.
Funeral Services will be on Friday September 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL, with Pastor Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be on Thursday September 4, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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