Josephine Westerman, nee Garcia, 76, of Fairmont City, Ill., born September 10, 1936, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Maryville, Ill.
Mrs. Westerman was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Fairmont City, Ill., AMVETS Post 204 Ladies Auxiliary in Madison, Ill., American Legion in Fairmont City, Ill., and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sefernio and Marcellano, nee Gomes, Garcia; and husband, Roger L. Westerman, whom she married September 10, 1971.
Surviving are her sisters, Lenora (Bob) Grieve of Madison, Ill., and Carmen (Charlie) Arriola of Fairmont City, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the William Bedell ARC School, or Alzheimer's Association
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at the funeral home, with Fr. David Wilke officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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