Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2017

January 10, 2017

Calcaterra, Grace M. age 98 of Vandalia, formerly of Johnston City, Illinois

Visitation:

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Service:

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Officiating
: To be announced.
Music: To be announced.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the St. Carlos Cemetery in Herrin, Illinois.
Honorary Pallbearers: To be announced.

Grace Marie (Moroni) Calcaterra passed away at 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Grace grew up and attended schools in the Johnston City, Illinois area. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Illinois. For many years she helped with St. Mary's School at the church in Herrin. Grace was an excellent cook and worked for many years at Farris Steak House in Johnston City. During her free time, Grace enjoyed gardening, cooking, helping neighbors, and spending time with her family.

Born: April 24, 1918 in Johnston City, Illinois the oldest of six children to Emil and Luisa (Luli) Moroni.

Married: Attilio Angelo "Red" Calcaterra on July 30, 1946 in Herrin, Illinois; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2005.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis A. and wife, Ruth Calcaterra of rural Vandalia; one granddaughter, Katie Calcaterra and husband, Kurt Peloquin of Brooklyn, New York; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, John "Shorty" Moroni; four sisters: Lena Fantozzi, Mary Thomas, Edith Leck and Eva Litton.

Memorials are encouraged to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Campaign Fund, 316 W. Monroe Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948

   
January 5, 2017

Nation, William T. "Bill" age 96 of rural Vandalia

Visitation:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Ruth Nation - soloist.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Beth Nation, Chris Nation, Larry Nation, Marty Nation, Don Nation and Bill Hicks.

William T. "Bill" Nation passed away at 7:53 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home south of Vandalia. Bill grew up and attended schools in the Vandalia/Farber area. Bill farmed all of his life and he and Doris have been at their farm now for over 43 years. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Bill had been active as a leader with the Liberty Wide Awake 4-H Club, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Vandalia. He had been instrumental in starting the Vandalia Rural Fire Department and the Tri-County Saddle Club, was a lifelong member of the American Hereford Association, and received the State Beef Cattle Improvement Association Outstanding Seed Stock Producer Award in 1992. Bill enjoyed square dancing, gardening, listening to Cardinal baseball, bird hunting, horses, and visiting with friends at the local coffee shops.

Born: December 22, 1920 in rural Vandalia, the son of William Albert and Clara Louise (Vatterrodt) Nation.

Married: Doris Ilene Shoemate in Hannibal on August 4, 1951; she survives.

Survivors include: wife Doris of rural Vandalia; one son, William Ray and wife, Ruth Nation of rural Vandalia; one sister, Aileen and husband, Kenneth Hill of New Philadelphia, Ohio; two grandchildren: Christopher Wm. Nation of Hannibal, and Elisabeth Marie Nation of Wright City; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Edward, Norman, and Calvin Nation, and one brother, Alton Nation, who died in infancy; three sisters: Lorean Hermann, Ina Mae Hicks, and Dazalea Lang.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Baptist Church or to the Vandalia Library Association.

   
January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 Wiser, Arbie Sue age 70 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Monday, January 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Pastor John Harris.
Music: church choir.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: William Wheeler, Ronnie Greene, Jamie Wheeler, Esthta McPike, Roger Chatman and Sam Chatman. Honorary pallbearers: Dempsey Dixon, Terry Holt, Samuel Lee, Marlin Davis, Darrell Wiser and Bob Giltner.

Arbie Sue (McPike) Wiser passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the SSM St. Mary's Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She grew up in and attended schools in the Bowling Green area. She worked for over ten years at the Louisiana Plastics Factory and then a short time for Van-Far Schools in the cafeteria. Arbie Sue retired after working several years at the Breaktime convenience store in Vandalia. She was a faithful member of the Second Christian Church where she sang in the choir, served as a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Usher Board, and President of the Christian Women's Fellowship. Arbie Sue enjoyed baking, riding her bicycle, shopping, bowling, babysitting, and she truly loved spending time with her family and friends.

Born: October7, 1946 in Louisiana, Missouri the daughter of Bill Oaks and Nellie Arcenia McPike.

Married: Louis Art Wiser on December 18, 1964 in Bowling Green; he survives.

Survivors include: husband, Art of Vandalia; two daughters: Stephanie A. Wiser and Rosalind K. Wiser both of St. Louis; one brother, Bill McPike of Bowling Green; one sister, Cathy Turner of Bowling Green; her granddaughter, Mashega Sue Wiser of St. Louis; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; step-father, Emmett Turner; one brother, Gregory.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association.

   
January 2, 2017

Alvey, June E. age 62 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Lick Creek Cemetery in Perry
Pallbearers: Harley Hayes, Roger James, Bob Biehl, Rob Murrell, Eric Meranda and Zachary Hinton.

June Evelyn (Graves) Alvey passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She grew up and attended school in the Vandalia area and was a 1974 graduate of Van-Far High School.. June lived most of her adult/married life in the Wyaconda, Missouri area. She had been a fulltime homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her husband, neighbors, and her dog, Butch.

Born: January 16, 1954 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Ralph Lee and Mildred Elizabeth (Meranda) Graves.

Married: Chuck Alvey; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two sisters: Joan and husband, Roger James of St. Charles; Judy Hayes of Brashear, Missouri; two nieces: April and husband, Bob Biehl of Wentzville; Rachel and husband, Dale Hinton of Weldon Springs; two nephews: Rob and wife, Stephanie Murrell of Kirksville; Harley Hayes of Brashear.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Chuck.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
   

 

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