Elise Ann Wasson

September 8, 1957 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 63)


Elise Ann Wasson, age 63, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at 10am at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Sadie (Brinkley) Wasson. She is survived by her sister, Cynthia L. (Wasson) Holderfield, and her very favorite brother-in-law, Robert Daniel (Dan) Holderfield, aunts and cousins. Elise was born on September 8, 1957, in Harrisburg, Illinois.

Elise was a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, loved watching game shows, wrestling, listening to music and working word search puzzles, collecting baseball cards then writing the ball players names in a notebook (her baseball cards got real dog eared from her licking her thumb to shuffle through the cards; we couldn’t keep her supplied with notebooks and pens). Elise loved to watch sports of any kind. She had an interesting way of choosing the team to cheer for-she always chose the team in the white uniform no matter who it was unless it was a St. Louis team. Most recently, Elise attended Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois where she loved attending church and singing hymns.

There will be a graveside service for Elise at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, Illinois on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 2pm preceded by a short time of visitation at Reed Funeral Chapel, 503 East Sloan Street, Harrisburg, Illinois, beginning at 1pm. The funeral procession will leave from Reed Funeral Chapel to head to the cemetery for the graveside service. Rev. Bob Ward (Elise always called him “Bobby her big brother” and, Vernon and Sadie called him “their son in the ministry”) will be officiating the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics. You may go to the Special Olympics website at for ways to make a donation online, by mail or by phone, or envelopes will be left at the cemetery.

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October 14, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Graveside Service
October 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Sunset Lawn Cemetery
1300 W. Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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