Janice Teresa Willhite, 64 of Yorkville, Ill., died on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 with her loving family at her bedside. Visitation took place at New Life Church of Yorkville on Oct. 7, 2017. Burial took place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bristol, Ill.
She was born Sept. 19, 1953 in Columbia, the daughter of William J and Peggy R George. Janice was better known as Janee. She was a member of New Life Church of Yorkville, Ill.
She graduated with the 1971 Class of Hickman High School and received an Associate degree from Columbia College in Columbia.
She had a passion for Christian worship music and directed and sang in many choirs and Christian worship events.
Janee is survived by her husband, Michael R Willhite; daughter, Caree (Michael) Amtsberg of Plano, Ill.; three sons, David (Demelza) Willhite of Chicago, Stephen (Amber) Willhite of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Justin (Amy) Willhite of Minooka, Ill.; five grandchildren, Emilee Amtsberg, Brantley Willhite, Maycee Amtsberg, Scott Willhite, and Chelsee Amtsberg; two soon-to-come grandchildren; sister, Julie (Steve) Alsberge of Columbia; two brothers, William (Maree) George of Hudson, Wis. and Jon (Kim) George of Austin, Texas; along with many nieces and nephews.
Robert F. Grove, “Bob,” died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. There was a Celebration of Life on Nov. 8, 2017 at Shiloh Bar & Grill. Friends were asked to hug their children, help those in need, and enjoy life in lieu of flowers.
Bob was in the construction business his entire life. Driving his truck with his cell phone to his ear is the image many will remember best. He loved driving his Wiley’s Jeep and spending time at his Lake of the Ozarks cabin with his family. Known to be ornery and argumentative, he was fiercely devoted to those he loved. Bob was never swayed by wealth or status; he befriended people at “the top” of the ladder, those with nothing, and everyone in between.
Bob is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Carol, his son, Frederick Anton “Tony,” his daughter Lilli, and a large extended family many of whom will miss “Uncle Bob” beyond words. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Agnes Grove and his father, Frederick Anton Grove.