MARION, Ill. -- Jesse M. Colyer, 79, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Marion Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1922, in McClure, Ill., son of Jesse A. and Jennie Murphy Colyer. He and Wanda Rymer were married June 21, 1941, in Cape Girardeau.
Colyer was formerly of the Cape Girardeau area. He was a retired operating engineer. He attended First Baptist Church of Marion, and was a 55-year member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dr. Rick Colyer of Johnston City, Ill.; three sisters, Reatha Fogarty of Kirkwood, Mo., Lois Burchyett of McClure, Alice Morse of Princeton, Ky.; two brothers, Woodrow Colyer of Jackson, Mo., Marvin Colyer of Farmington, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Friends may call at Meredith-Blue Funeral Home in Marion from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Dr. Joey Brent and the Rev. Ward Miller officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.