William Clem Anthony II

William Clem Anthony II, age 95 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 12, 2017 at the Veteran’s Home in Quincy, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors by the V.F.W. Post #1377. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, Illinois.

William Clem, the son of William Clem Anthony and Amy Priscilla (Foulon) Anthony, was born June 28, 1921 in Edwardsville, Illinois. The family moved to Greenville in 1923 and Clem attended Central and McCord Schools. He graduated from Greenville High School.

Clem served our country in the United States Army. He was enlisted on August 15, 1942, served during WWII and honorably discharged on March 27, 1946. He served in Central Europe, received 2 overseas service bars, American Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Clem was also the World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Anthony worked for Pet Milk in Greenville before and after the war, 16 years. He was a member of the Labor Local 622 and a past-president. Also a member of the V.F.W. Post #1377 of Greenville.

William and Della Lee Siefert were united in marriage on October 3, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. They enjoyed 59 years together before her passing on January 11, 2009. Surviving are their children: William C. Anthony of Belleville, Illinois, Steven Anthony and wife Terry of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Rex Anthony and wife Karen of Greenville, Illinois, Candace Bryant and husband Russell of Molene, Illinois and Victoria Ernspiker of Greenville, Illinois. Clem was the loving grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 20 and great-great-grandfather of 16.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Della and 2 grandchildren: Lori Cox and Tonya Anthony.

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