Clara Edna Willmore, 75, of Moro, died at 11:16 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.
She was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Winfield, Mo, the daughter to the late Thomas Rhea and Mattie Mae (Thompson) Johnson Sr.
On March 10, 1962, she and Thomas Lee Willmore were married in Brighton. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1987.
Mrs. Willmore had worked at Gasens Drugstore. She had been a member of the Bethalto American Legion and was very proud to serve as a Democratic Precinct Judge for many years. She was also an avid Cardinals fan and loved animals, especially her cats.
Survivors include son, Mark and Kelly Willmore of Edwardsville; daughter, Tawnja “Leanne” and Jeffrey Copeland of Moro; step-son, Ronald Lee and Janice Willmore of Lincoln; step-daughter, Joyce Ann and Eddie Autery of Lerna; and a beloved granddaughter, Hannah Willmore of Edwardsville.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Rhea Johnson Jr. and Floyd William Johnson; and seven sisters, Mae Pauline Wood, Mable Blackmore, Mildred Plumb, Annie Marie and Bettie Lois Johnson, Dorotha Nell Johnson and Ruth Ellen Johnson and numerous very special nieces, nephews and cousins, whom she loved dearly.
Memorial visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at Paynic Home for Funerals.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Anthony’s Hospice, Hitz Memorial Home or 5A’s.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.paynicfh.com.