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Kathleen I. (May) Silvester

December 1, 1919 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 102)

Obituary

Kathleen I. Silvester, 102, of Staunton, IL passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton, IL. Born December 1, 1919, in Moline, IL, she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John & Nellie (Croxton) May. She married Alex Silvester on December 1, 1940, in Carlinville, IL and he passed away on October 24, 1996. She and her husband owned and operated the family business, Standard Oil Distributors for man years. She was a loving mother, homemaker, and worked in sales at Russell Furniture in Staunton, IL. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton, IL.

She is survived by 3 sons, Frank (Helen) Silvester of Florissant, MO, John (Charlotte Dean) Silvester of Scottsdale, AZ, and Anthony Silvester of Mt. Olive, IL; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Mildred Hausman, 2 brothers, Hugh May and John May (in infancy).

Friends may call from 10 AM to 11 AM on Friday, May 6, 2022, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with rev. Kelly Mitteis officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Memorials are suggested either Zion Lutheran School Scholarship Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 6, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088

Funeral Service
Friday
May 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088

Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 6, 2022

Memorial Park Cemetery
Route 4
Staunton, IL 62088

Donations

Zion Lutheran School Scholarship Fund
220 W. Henry St., Staunton IL 62088

Charity of the Donor's Choice

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