VeteranPius Wherley

Pius Wendell Wherley, 79, of Table Grove, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in the emergency room of McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born April 9, 1918, in Farmers Township, Fulton County, a son of Pius and Laura E. Louderback Wherley. He married Marjorie Palmer on Feb. 23, 1946, in Quincy. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Beverly Yocum of Chatham; two sons, Daniel Wherley of South Vienna, Ohio, and Larry Wherley of Indianapolis; four sisters, Lois Haney of Industry, Ann Coven of Peoria, Wanda Himmel of Topeka and Peggy Ross of Beloit, Wis.; two brothers, James Wherley of Bloomington and Donald Wherley of Macomb; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

He worked at Table Grove Elevator. He later worked for International Harvester Co. in Canton for 25 years, retiring in 1981. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Rushville American Legion Post 4 and 40 et 8, Voiture 1100, in Rushville.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Richard Stone officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Table Grove Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/5/1997

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