State Journal Register, Springfield Illinois 26 January 2000

SPRINGFIELD- Willetta "Willie" Mortimer, 78, of Springfield died Monday January 24, 2000 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born June 21, 1921, the daughter of Rube Ottis and Anna L. Neff Yoakum. She married Edward Mortimer in 1943 in Big Bend, Texas; he preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. Mortimer had worked for Sears, Prestige Silverware and Family Record Plan. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors: two sons, Edward A. (wife, Diane) Mortimer of Alton and Robert R. (wife Loretta) Burnette of Centralia; a daughter, Leticia "Tish"(husband, John) Cook of Dawson; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services: 1p.m. Thursday, Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, Dr. Reg Mills officiating. Burial: Roselawn memorial Park.

Of note: Willetta's father's name was Robert Ottis not Rube Ottis.***

Transcribed By: Rajean Gallagher


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