.        Billie Marie Nestor, 1921 - 2015, d/o Ernest Fuget Nestor
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

G4143   Billie Marie Nestor,8                                       G414   (Ernest,7,Ballard,6,Jacob,5,Daniel,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2)
.                     b 23 Oct 1921 Huntington, Cabell Co, WVa; d 4 Oct 2015 Madison, Wisc.  See her
pictures below.
.                        Her name was Willie Marie in the WVa birth rec index, Willie in the 1930 census and, and Willie Marie in the 1940 census.  
.                     m 5 Jun 1945 Winona, Winona Co, Minn (and later div) to Dr. Robert Edgin Whitsit (Bob), b 13 Apr 1924 South English,
.                         Iowa, d 15 Oct 2014 Rockford, Ill, s/o Leo Karl Knapp, and adopted by Dr. William Silas Whitsitt and Geraldine Mabel
.                         Long.  Bob m(2) 1977 to Barbara Jeanne Petticord (Barb), b 14 Aug 1946 Belvidere, Ill, d 22 Jun 2014 Rockford, Ill, d/o
.                         Sylvan Petticord and Barbara Fair.  See Bob's and Barbara's
pictures below.

.                     issue:

1.   Robert Edgin Whitsitt (Bob), b 1946 Charleston, Kanawha Co, WVa, m(1) May 1966 (and later div) to Julia Carol Peter-
.                           sen.  He m(2) 1980 Lana Kay Bryan, b 1946 East Liverpool, Ohib.  Bob and Lana were web page creators, having done
.                           business as
The Write Team.
.                           See his
picture below, from that site.  They are retired and live in Monterey, Cal.
.                           issue (stepchildren):
a.   Britt S. Barnard, b ca 1970, m Scott J. Schanel, b ca 1969, and they div.  She m 2013 Washington to Lisa Tallarico.
.                                 Live in Portland, Ore.  email:
.                           b.   Dae Shannon Barnard, b 1972 Fayette Co, Ky, m(1) 16 Nov 1995 Norwich, New London Co, Conn to Marc L.
.                                 Low, b ca 1969, and they div.  She m(2) 2011 to Arin Umberger.  Live in Milwaukie, Ore (suburb of Portland).

2.   Richard Alan Whitsitt (Rich), b 1949 Indianopolis, Marion Co, Ind, m(1) 13 Feb 1971 (and later div) to Judy Lud-
.                           gaard, b 1951 Milwaukee, Wisc, and they div.  Rich m(2) 7 Mar 1981 Marengo, Ill to Jan Karen Beebe, b 1954 Harvard,
.                           Ill, d/o Harold Eugene Beebe and Lilas Jean Lowe.
.                           issue:
a.   Michael William Whitsitt (Mike), b 1971 Rockford, m(1) 14 Nov 1990 Winnebago Co, Wisc (and they div 1995)
.                                 to Patrice Northrup (Trice).  Mike m(2) 13 May 2000 Shell Lake, Wisc to Vicki Hopke, b 1977 Shell Lake.
.                                 Of Springfield, Mo.
.                                 issue: (of Trice)
(1)  Rachel Whitsitt, b 1991 Fort  Hood, Tex.
(2)  Stephanie Whitsitt, b 1993 Wiesbaden, Germ.
b.   Alan Eric Whitsitt (Al), b 1975 Rockford, m Jun 2001 to Jacki LaTendresse.
c.   Jacqueline Marie Whitsitt (Jackie), b 1982 Rockford, m Jason Dover.  Of Anna, Ill.
.                                 issue:
(1)  Jillian Marie Dover, b 2000 Rockford.
d.   Kimberly Ann Whitsitt, b 1986 Rockford.

3.   Anne Linda Whitsitt, d as infant, May 1952.

4.   Jill Marie Whitsitt, b 1954 Rockford, m 20 Oct 1990 Eagle, Wisc to Kenneth Wayne DeLisle (Ken), b 1951, s/o Law-
.                           rence and Irene DeLisle.
.                           issue: (adopted)
a.   Lia Marie Liang DeLisle, b 1995 China.
b.   Kim Thuong Mai DeLisle, b 1998 Can Tho City, Can Tho Province, Mekong Delta, Viet Nam.

.                      Ref: 1.   
.                                    Billie Marie Whitsitt, born Willie Marie Nestor on October 23, 1921, died peacefully in her sleep on October 4,
.                                    2015, 19 days shy of her 94th birthday. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, rather than in the small coal
.                                    mining town of Wolfpit, Kentucky, where her parents and brothers were living, due to the need for a hospital birth.
.                                    Billie was the only daughter of Ernest Fuget Nestor and Mary Etta (Goad) Nestor. During her childhood the family
.                                    moved often, living in multiple coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia. She always loved
.                                    the area and spoke of it with great fondness, especially during the last few years of her life.  Billie took a year off
.                                    after high school before attending Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where she met a Navy man, Robert (Bob) Edgin
.                                    Whitsitt, who would become her husband of 30 years. Billie and Bob graduated from Berea College, she with a BA in
.                                    History, he in pre-med. After they married on June 4, 1945, they moved often, sometimes living with his parents,
.                                    sometimes with hers, and sometimes in tiny apartments in the cities where he attended medical school and Billie
.                                    briefly attended nurses' training. When her husband completed his medical training, they bought a small home in
.                                    Loves Park, Illinois, not far from his clinic. Soon after, the Navy sent him to Okinawa, Japan. Billie and their two
.                                    sons later joined him for his last nine months of service there. A year after the family returned to Loves Park, they
.                                    moved to their new home in Rockford, close to Swedish American Hospital where Bob was on the staff. He went
.                                    back to practicing medicine in Loves Park while Billie took care of their home and then three children.  In her mid-
.                                    40's, Billie became a first grade teacher at William Dennis Grade School in Rockford, where she taught for the next 20
.                                    years. She was totally dedicated to the children she taught and gave much of her time and energy to them. She was
.                                    innovative in her teaching methods, working hard to reach every student she had. While there, she started a volunteer
.                                    program that involved teaching several of the parents to read. When she started her teaching career, she also started
.                                    attending Rockford College, where she earned a Master's Degree in Education. She had been allowed to teach without
.                                    a teaching certificate because at the time there was a great shortage of teachers.  When Billie retired, she continued
.                                    working with children, volunteering at a local elementary school for several more years. She also spent much time
.                                    with her grandchildren, whom she thoroughly enjoyed. She took classes at Rock Valley College each semester, always
.                                    interested in a variety of subjects. She loved learning and could not imagine anyone did not.  During her time in Rock-
.                                    ford, Billie was very involved with the Rockford Unitarian Church (now Unitarian Universalist), the League of
.                                    Women Voters, PTA at Jackson Elementary School, leading a Brownie troop, and volunteering her time for various
.                                    causes. A favorite leisure activity was playing bridge with their close friends, Anne and Winfield Foster. She enjoyed
.                                    attending theater productions, hiking, nature, doing word puzzles of all kinds, spending time with children, teaching,
.                                    and learning about everything, history, anthropology, and education in particular. A favorite family event was a week
.                                    each summer at George Williams College Camp on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. She attended this UU family church
.                                    camp off and on for many years. She continued the tradition for several years after she retired, at a spin off camp,
.                                    Bayside UU Family Camp. Spending holidays with friends was another favorite tradition for her family. After the
.                                    meal, everyone joined in, playing charades, the dictionary game, perhaps singing, and great conversation. She partic-
.                                    ularly enjoyed reading and writing, authoring several poems and short stories based on her childhood experiences. She
.                                    was strongly encouraged to publish these works, but never pursued it.  In 2010, she moved to the Madison, Wiscon-
.                                    sin, area to be closer to her daughter who helped care for her. By that time she had been diagnosed with Ischemic
.                                    Dementia. She gradually declined cognitively, but remained quite strong physically. She was generally very cheerful,
.                                    often commenting on how much she enjoyed the staff and other residents where she lived, first in an assisted living
.                                    facility in Fitchburg, then a memory care unit in Monona, where she died.
.                                    Billie is survived by her children, Robert (Bob) E. Whitsitt, II (Lana Bryan) of Monterey, California, Richard A.
.                                    Whitsitt (Jan) of Rockford, Illinois, and Jill M. DeLisle (Kenneth) of Madison, Wisconsin. Eight grandchildren and
.                                    six great-grandchildren survive her as well. The grandchildren are Britt Schanel (Lisa Talarico) of Portland, Oregon,
.                                    Dae Umburger (Arin) of Milwaukie, Oregon, Michael Whitsitt (Vicki) of Springfield, Missouri, Alan Whitsitt (Jacki)
.                                    of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Jacqueline Dover (Jason) of Anna, Illinois, Kimberly Burkhart (Clinton) of Rockford, Illi-
.                                    nois, Lia DeLisle of Springfield, Missouri, and Kim DeLisle of Madison, Wisconsin. Her brother, Paul Nestor of
.                                    North Carolina will be 97 in January 2016. Two days before her death she was so pleased to have the opportunity to
.                                    speak with Paul on the phone. There remain several nieces and nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
.                                    Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, her third child, Anne Linda, who died within days
.                                    of her birth, her brother Ernest Nestor, her sisters-in-law Dorothy (Ernest) Nestor and Janet (Paul) Nestor, her
.                                    nephew, Ronnie Nestor, and her grandniece, Kelly Nestor.
.                                    Billie lived a long and amazing life. She was kind and generous to everyone, believing the most irritating people
.                                    needed the most acceptance. She was quiet and reserved with a subtle sense of humor with which she continued to
.                                    delight her daughter and the staff of Heritage Monona Memory Care Unit H-10 until shortly before her death.
.                                    Billie was cremated in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 10, 2015. The celebration of her life will be in Rockford,
.                                    Illinois, on November 22, 2015, at the Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church located at 4848 Turner Street in
.                                    Rockford, Illinois 61107, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Rockford
.                                    Unitarian Universalist Church. Billie believed supporting her church financially was of utmost importance because of
.                                    all it gives to so many people both within and outside the congregation. With her friend Anne Foster, at their annual
.                                    Halloween birthday party, they requested donations for the food pantry instead of personal gifts. Please donate to
.                                    your local food pantry to continue their legacy. To help celebrate Billie's life, please share stories about her with her
.                                    children or at informedchoicefunerals.com (find her listed under the obituary section), or even better, come prepared
.                                    to share them yourself.
.                              2.   www.legacy.com: .DR. ROBERT E. WHITSITT, 90 ROCKFORD - Dr. Robert E. Whitsitt, 90, of Rockford passed
                                 away with loved ones by his side on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Swedish American Hospital, after a short ill-
.                                    ness. Born Leo Carl Knapp, April 13, 1924, in South English, Iowa. Orphaned at 11 months and housed in Soldiers
.                                    and Sailors Orphanage, Davenport, IA. Adopted by the Rev. Dr. William S. and Geraldine (Long) Whitsitt, Winona,
.                                    MN. Grew up in Winona, MN. Attended Carlton College, Northfield, MN, Berea College, Berea, KY, Univ. of S.
.                                    Dakota, Vermillion, SD, and Univ. of IL College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, graduating with an M.D. in 1948. A vete-
.                                    ran of both WWII and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-54. Practiced medicine in Rockford from
.                                    1950 to 1986, as co-owner of Loves Park Medical Clinic and as an active staff member of Swedish American Hospi-
/                                    tal.  Delivering babies was his favorite part of practicing medicine, having delivered approximately 1500 babies in
.                                    Rockford during his career. Provided free medical care at Sabrooke in the 1960's, served as President of the medical
.                                    staff at Swedish American Hospital, President of Blue Shield for five years, served on the boards of Family Consulta-
/                                    tion Service, American Cancer Society, Medical-Surgical Service of IL, and the American Contract Bridge League.
.                                    Owner of Rockford Bridge Club from 1980-86. Served as President of the Congregation at The Unitarian Church
.                                    from 1961- 63. He was an avid golfer (scratch handicap), bridge player (Life Master in 1988), and storyteller. He
.                                    loved telling jokes and could always quiet a crying baby and bring smiles to kids' faces. Perhaps you saw him enjoy-
/                                    ing early morning walks all over town while collecting hundreds of dollars in change from the streets and drive-up
.                                    windows of Rockford. Bob's first marriage to Billie Marie Nestor ended amicably after 30 years. Bob then married
.                                    the "light of his life", Barbara Jeanne Petticord in 1977. She provided the energy, love, and companionship that car-
.                                    ried him through multiple health issues over the years. When she predeceased him on June 22, 2014, his light was
.                                    gone and his energy began to fade. Also predeceased by daughter, Ann Linda in 1952, and brother, Bill Whitsitt in
.                                    1990. Survivors include children, Robert (Lana) Whitsitt, II, of Monterey, CA, Richard (Jan) Whitsitt of Rockford,
.                                    IL, Jill (Ken) DeLisle of Madison, WI, and Sarah (Jeff) Werckle of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Brit (Lisa Talarico)
.                                    Schanel of Portland, OR, Dae (Arin) Umberger of Mikwaukie, OR, Michael (Vicki) Whitsitt of Springfield, MO,
.                                    Alan (Jackie) Whitsitt of Eau Claire, WI, Jackie (Jason) Dover of Anna, IL, Kimberly (Clinton) Burkhart of Rock-
.                                    ford, IL, and Maxx and Maia Werckle of Rockford, IL. Along with 6 great-grandchildren and special family friend,
.                                    Andrew (Sarah) Raridon of Lafayette, IN......
.                              3.   Whitsett/Whitesides family history:
.                              4.   Descendants of William Whitsitt of Jefferson County, Indiana:
    Billie Marie Nestor
early 1940's, Marmet, WVa
Billie Marie Nestor, 1940, in front of Baptist Church, Marmet, WVa
               Picture courtesy of Jill Marie Whitsitt Delisle  
                       from Billie Marie Nestor Whitsitt
Robert Edgin Whitsitt, Jr
Picture from his website
Billie Marie Nestor Whitsitt and Jill Whitsitt DeLisle
                      Thanksgiving 2012
     Robert Edgin Whitsitt, Sr, 2014
Picture courtesy of Jill Whittsitt DeLisle
Robert Whitsitt Jr and Lana
Barbara Jeanne Whitsitt  
Picture from her obituary
Bob Whitsitt and E F Nestor  Marmet, WVa, 1946
Billie Marie Nestor Whitsitt  
Picture from her obituary