The Lady Comets improved to 6-3 with a 9-0 home win over East Alton Wood River Wednesday. Varsity singles winners were Kelsea Guy, Anya Thomas, Katie Timmerman, Rebecca Sponsler, Brooklynn Bearley, and Madison Funneman. Varsity points were earned in doubles by Abby Gaffner/Katelyn Eller, Dhiral Patel/Emily Henderson, and Chloe Shank and Brittni Snyder.
Gloria R. Williams
Gloria R. Williams, age 90 of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at her home. A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be today at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call today from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
Gloria was born November 15, 1922, to Leonard and Catherine (Nee Enama) Blasiol in St. Louis, MO. On April 27, 1946 she married Lowell James Williams, in East St. Louis, IL.
Gloria was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Pocahontas, IL. She worked as a secretary for the President of a Clothing Co. She was a longtime St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was always there for her family. She never complained about anything.
She is survived by 5 children, Dana Williams, Pocahontas, IL, Maureen (Richard) Gaudreault, O’Fallon, IL, Mark Williams (twin), Euless, Tx, Kevin Williams (twin), Pocahontas, IL, Kerry Williams, Pocahontas, IL; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Catherine Blasiol; her husband, Lowell James Williams; 1 son, Victor Williams; 1 granddaughter, Nicole Thorp; 1 brother; 3 sisters.
Burnell L. Bosshart
Burnell L. Bosshart, age 74 of Highland, passed away Tuesday at his home. Private funeral services have been held. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on Saturday, May 13, 1939, in Highland, IL, the son of Lester John and Stella Helen (nee Landmann) Bosshart.
On Sunday, December 20, 1959, he married Delores Jean "Dee" Bosshart (nee Strasen) who passed away on Friday, November 13, 2009.
He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois.
Burnell was born and reared at Highland, IL; attended Highland schools and served with the US Navy with duty on the west coast aboard the USS Lexington. After his discharge he returned to Highland and Oct 26, 1960, he went to work for the City of Highland, in the Electric Power Plant; Oct 24, 1977, promoted to Plant Foreman and May 31, 1994 retired as Plant Supervisor. He loved to tinker (take things apart and put it back together); going to yard sales; welding and fabricating; working on cars.
Daughter - Gerri Lee (Alex) Baja, Tampa, FL
Son - Rick W. (Andi) Bosshart, Arrington, TN
Daughter - Wendy Jo Pace, Highland, IL
Daughter - Toni Kay (significant other-Bradley Hickerson) North, Hamilton, IL
Grandchild - Sheena Elise Jean Cayson (Joseph) Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Grandchild - Ashley Elizabeth Bosshart, Nashville, TN
Grandchild - Felicia Jean Pace, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Sara Ellen Bosshart, Gallatin, TN
Grandchild - Kayla Jo Pace, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Trish Elise Jean Cayson (Chris) Forrester, Tampa, FL
Grandchild - Hanna Taylor North, Hamilton, IL
Grandchild - Arich William (Breanna) Bosshart, Hamilton, IL
Great Grandchild - Izabella Marie Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Great Grandchild - Abygale Marie Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Great Grandchild - Francisco Martin Lopez, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Emmett Jude Pace, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Jayden Cayson, Tampa, FL
Great Grandchild - Kamryn Taylor Barr, Gallatin, TN
Brother - Senior Master Sgt. Robert E. Bosshart, Retired USAF, Las Vegas, NV
Half Sister - Judy (Mike) Paty, Sequim, WA
Son - Rick W. Bosshart, Arrington, TN
He was preceded in death by:
Wife - Delores J. "Dee" Bosshart (died 11/13/2009)
Father - Lester John Bosshart
Mother - Stella Helen Bosshart nee Landmann
Saturday: Sunny High: 73 Low: 47
Sunday: Sunny High: 75 Low: 48
Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. Michelle’s guest this week is Mark Terry, Assistant Director of Consumer Education at the Illinois Department of Insurance. There are many things that people worry about when they lose their jobs. Mark and Michelle will talk about how to keep your insurance benefits after you get laid off from work. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.
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