.        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