Theodore Roosevelt Womick
Theodore Roosevelt Womick, 94, of Anna, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1925, in Anna, the son of William and Myrtle Johnson Womick.
He married Winifred Inez Hartline on Nov. 20, 1943, in Cape Girardeau County, Mo. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2003.
Mr. Womick is survived by his children, Vicki (Ted) Whiting of Bailey, Colo., Theodore R. “Ted” (Tanya) Womick of Anna and Betsy (Evan) Stewart of Benton; grandchildren Carol Wagner, Adam Whiting, Jerimiah Womick, Jessie Wells, Nicholas Dillon, Amanda Dillon, Julie Pierce and Tim Stewart; great-grandchildren Kaley and Matt Wagner, Conor Whiting, Blake and Sophia Wells, Lillyan Tripp, Hanah Dillon, Logan and Ashtyn Pierce, Jack and Liam Stewart; and special friends Judy Miller, Ali Nemat, Kelly Rathunde, Jessica Wills ANP, Jim Harris, Christy Poe, Patricia Floyd, Kiersten Flick, Kathy Stegle, Richard and Mike Kelley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Winifred Womick; siblings Fred, Wilbur and Bob Womick, Mary Lester, Bonnie Ellis, Helen Schultz and Dorothy Woods.
Mr. Womick loved the outdoors and spent many summer vacations with family at Little Grassy Lake. One of his favorite places to go was Giant City Lodge.
He was very proud of his military service; he served in Europe in World War II, and during the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post No. 3455 of Anna and until his death he was the oldest living past commander of the post. He was a life member of the World War II National Museum.
He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved the holidays, especially Christmas. He loved his beautiful redhead, Winifred Hartline, since the age of 12, and he later married her. They were married for 59 years.
Graveside funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Anna Cemetery. Interment followed.
Graveside military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard military honors team of Marion.
Memorials can be made to the activity fund at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.