Obituary for Fri., June 28, 2017

Published 11:42 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Willene Vogtner Thrasher

Mrs. Willene Vogtner Thrasher, age 91 of Andalusia, passed away Mon., July 24, 2017, at Andalusia Hospital.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thrasher will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Fri., July 28, 2017, at 2 p.m.. Interment will be at the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery and will be handled by Foreman Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Thrasher was born and grew up in Mobile, Ala. She and her husband moved to Andalusia in 1977. They lived almost 30 years on Bush Isle Road in Gantt.

Willene, along with her husband, Earl, was an avid flower lover and spent a lot of her time working in her yard gardens. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and in her leisure time spent a lot of enjoyable hours at the local Adult Activity Center.

She is survived by her son, Joel Thrasher, Andalusia. Other survivors are a special nephew and niece, George W. Vogtner Jr. and Linda Reid Vogtner, Mobile, and many nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces. Also, two sisters-in-law, Lesta Vogtner and Dot Vogtner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. Vogtner, Sr., and Willie Mai Neigel Vogtner, one sister, Lillian Vogtner Platt; and four brothers, Earle, Charles, Joseph, and George Vogtner, Sr.; nieces, Grace Hughes and Barbara Baxley.

Pallbearers will be the Elders of the First Presbyterian Church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pilot Club.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made o First Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

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