Berniece Williamson

Berniece Williamson, 83, of Astoria, formerly of Prairie City, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Astoria Manor in Astoria.

She was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Farmington, a daughter of James Sr. and Emma Mae Handley Bollinger. She married Doyle R. Williamson on March 7, 1936, in Lewistown. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael (and Wilma) of Milan, Dwayne (and Carol) of Wooster, Ohio, and Gary (and Sandy) of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Maxine (and Arthur) Bucher of Astoria; 36 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Bollinger of Farmington and Franklin Bollinger of El Cajon, Calif.; and three sisters, Edna Colvin and Juanita Hartzog, both of Farmington, and Eileen Wilcoxen of Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn Fosdyck, six brothers and four sisters.

She was a homemaker.

Services were held Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fulton County Ambulance Service or Astoria Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/24/2001

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