Mary Ann "Mayme" Wittman, 92, died peacefully at 7:00 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 at her residence.She was born in Jersey County on Aug. 15, 1920, she was one of three children born to the late George Phillip & Bertha (Steckel) Horn.She graduated from Jersey Township High School, and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville prior to her marriage.Mayme married Carl John Wittman on Dec. 30, 1940 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and together they were blessed with 10 children and 63 years together before his death on Oct. 18, 2003.Mayme was the backbone of her family, and instilled in them her devotion to the Catholic religion. She led a quiet life guided by prayer, and loved to entertain to entire family with the Sunday dinner.She was very active in the community and volunteered for many church functions and charitable events many times with her sister, Toad, at her side.Surviving are her ten children & their spouses, George "Butch" Wittman, Jerry & Kathy Wittman, Becky & Lewie Miles, Helen & Ronald Medford, Neal & Cindy Wittman all of Jerseyville, Hope & Randy Gibson of Alton, Bonnie & Wayne Seehausen of Jerseyville, Minette & Bob Griffith of Godfrey, Vincent & Kay Wittman, and Gene & Jackie Wittman all of Jerseyville; 26 Grandchildren; 45 Great Grandchildren; a sister, Florence "Toad" Erwin of Jerseyville; a special niece and her husband, Judy & Bob Smith of Jerseyville; sisters in law, Catherine "Sis" Gray, Jackie Wittman, Gerry Wittman and Martha Wittman.In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Margaret Wittman; a grandson, William C. "Bill" Seehausen; a great grandson, Mark Wittman; a grandson, Shad Gibson; a brother, Father Cornelius Horn; and a nephew, Thomas Erwin.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father William Hembrow officiating.Burial will take place at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville or in honor of Mayme's devotion to others, do a random act of kindness of someone in need.
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