JAMES A. "SMILEY" WERNETH
James A. "Smiley" Werneth, 61, of Quincy, died at 9:40 a. m. Sunday (August 6, 2017) in his home.
Born January 20, 1956 in Quincy, Jim was the son of Frederick P. "Fred" and Rosemary Finigan Werneth. He married Theresa A. Ancell on September 14, 1974 in Quincy. She survives.
Mr. Werneth served his country in the U. S. Army.
An avid golfer, Jim was know as "Smiley" to his golf buddies at Westview Golf Course and Cedar Crest Country Club. His golfing highlight was his hole in one at Westview. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and he loved watching sports with his family. Jim also enjoyed going to the camp to watch the sunset with his friends and family. Jim's greatest joy in life was the time he spent with his grandchildren and being part of all their activities.
Jim was a 1976 graduate of High School in Fulda, Germany. He employed in the maintenance department at Wis-Pac for 18 years, retiring in 2016 because of his health.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa; his daughter, Amanda Roberts (Doug) of Quincy; his son, Aaron Werneth (Jordan Woerman) of Quincy; his four grandchildren, Kyle Roberts, Kaitlin Roberts, Kaleigh Roberts and Clara Werneth; his mother, Rosemary Finigan of Quincy; a brother, Sam Lee Werneth of Glen Allen, VA; four sisters, Carol Sass (James), Annette Chatten and Jacalyn Murry (John) all of Quincy and Cynthia Harness (Gary) of Moline, IL; his mother in-law Norma Ancell of Quincy and many loving nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his father; his daughter, Anna Marie Werneth; his brother, Fred J. Werneth who died on the same day as Jim; his sister, M. L. Werneth; his father in law, James Ancell; and two sisters in law, Tammy Werneth and Pam Merkel.
Cremation has been accorded to Jim. The family will meet with friends to celebrate the life of Jim Werneth on Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Military Honors will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Quincy or to the Hope Lodge in St. Louis, Missouri.