MARSEILLES, Ill. — Mr. Ennis M. Mooneyham, 96, of Marseilles, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Rivershores HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles, with the Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery with military honors by the Marseilles Honor Guard. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Ennis was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Elkhorn, Ky., to Evan Rufus and Sally Ethel (Hill) Mooneyham. On Oct. 25, 1941, he married Lucille Veronica Andreatta of Marseilles who survives.
Ennis served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Marseilles VFW Post #5506, of which he was commander from 1964 to 1965. He also was a member of the Marseilles Lions Club.
He was employed by L. O. F. in Ottawa until his retirement.
Ennis enjoyed telling stories to his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed sports, especially bocce ball, horseshoes, and fishing. He holds the world record for smallmouth bass at the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wis., for the 6 pound, 3 ounce, 22 inch bass caught at their summer home on Lake Galilee in Mellen,Wis.
Mr. Mooneyham is survived by his wife, Lucille; three daughters, Dee (Michael) Crawshaw of Marseilles, Cathy (Joe) Rix of Champaign, Ill., and Sally (Rob) Maierhofer of Seneca, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Brad (Jen) Crawshaw of Wauwatosa, Wis., Rob Crawshaw of Austin, Texas, Mark (Melissa) Rix of Germany, Lisa (Rick) Vincent of Normal, Ill., Matt (Amberley) Maierhofer of Channahon, Ill., Molly (Nick) Kaminski of Marseilles, and Michael Maierhofer of Seneca; 10 great-grandchildren, Carson and Campbell Crawshaw of Wauwatosa, Wis., Jon and Charlie Crawshaw of Austin, Texas, Kyle and Samuel Rix of Germany, Spencer and Addison Vincent of Normal, Ellie Maierhofer of Channahon, and Olivia Kaminski of Marseilles; and three sisters, Arlene Gibson of Palm Harbor, Fla., Ruth Mann of Ottawa, Ill., and Louise (Homer) Chesser of Leesburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elaine Eisert and Marie Mautino; and two brothers, Charles and James Mooneyham.
Memorials may be directed to the Marseilles Elementary School Athletic Department or the city of Marseilles for Broadway Park.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren and honorary pallbearers will be Allie Querciagrossa and Charles Calligaris.
Seals-Campbell Funeral Home, 1009 E. Bluff St., Marseilles, was in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call (815) 795-5151 or log onto www.sealscampbell.com.