O'Fallon Progress

Obituary: Wilma ‘Willie’ L. Nusz

Wilma “Willie” L. Nusz, nee Hathcoat, 84, of O’Fallon, formerly of Bakersfield, Calif., born Dec. 27, 1930, in Shawnee, Okla., passed away, Saturday, March 14.

Wilma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Willie was a people person who showed genuine caring and compassion to everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Alvin Nusz; her parents, Rev. Horace and Thelma, nee Baker, Hathcoat; and her brother-in-law, Kermit Schweer.

Surviving are her 3 children, Linda Wells, of Bakersfield, Calif., Randall (Lynne Batten) Nusz, of Little Rock, Ark., and Carla (John) Clatanoff, of O’Fallon; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; her sister, Carolyn Schweer, of Bakersfield, Calif.; 3 nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses, staff and management of Heritage Memory Care at The Colonnade in O’Fallon for their loving care during this last year.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the O’Fallon Community Food Pantry, 801 E. State St., O’Fallon, IL 62269, are greatly appreciated. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

A memorial service to celebrate Willies’s life take place April 10 in North Little Rock, Ark. She will be buried next to her husband at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.