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Obituaries - Willis Riser

from Macomb Daily Journal

Willis E. Riser 76, of Colchester - Died at 1:02 A.M., Sunday, Sept 9, 1973, at the Americana Nursing Center in Macomb.

He was born July 1, 1897, in Hire Township, the son of Charles D. and Dora B (George) Riser. He attended Blandinsville High School and was married Sept., 1, 1932, to Talitha E. Barrett at Kahoka, Mo. He was a retired farmer from the Friendship and Fandon area.

Surviving are the widow; five chidren, Sylvester Charles Riser of Monmouth, Jerome Edward Riser of Laguna Niquel, California, Mrs. Linda Lou Higgins of Plymouth, Mrs. Sharon Kay Eddington of Colchester, and Mrs. Bonnie Walton of Blandinsville; and 11 Grandchilren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Melvin Willis Riser and a grandchild.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 P.M. at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Richard Bussman officated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery at rural Tennessee.

Contributed by Sharon Kay Foulk