William B. Hennessey

July 6, 1960August 20, 2013

William B. “Bill” Hennessey, 53, of Springfield passed away at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria on Tuesday August 20, 2013. He was born on July 6, 1960 in Springfield to Lloyd J. and Dorothy J. Maltby Hennessey.

He is survived by his brother Michael (Debbie) Hennessey of Springfield, one nephew Michael J. Hennessey of Denver, CO., one niece Breclyn F. (Rick) Kriener of Japan, his great niece and nephews: Allison and Adam Hennessey of Louisiana, and Ricky, RyLee, and Landon Kriener of Japan, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Steve and Rick Hennessey.

Bill worked for SPARC as a custodian. He enjoyed fishing in Lake Springfield and watching wrestling on TV.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday August 24, 2013 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

William B. Hennessey

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Tom Jones

August 25, 2013

So sorry to hear this. May you receive strength through everyone's prayers. Peace

Albert and Janice Eden

August 24, 2013

To Mike, Debbie and Family: So sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

karen moreland

August 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss Mike.. Phil always looked forward to shooting the bull with him..God speed my friend.. Love you guys

Anita Corey

August 22, 2013

Mike, So sorry for your loss. I know words of sympathy is not enough to fill the void or sooth the sorrow. But, it is the only way friends can reach out to show they care and extend an offer of help if you need it.

Tara Moreland-Wiseman

August 22, 2013

RIP Bill. Thoughts with you Uncle Mike Aunt Debbie, Breclyn and kids.

Robin Mckibben

August 22, 2013

Mike and Debbie, my condolences to you family. Always tough to lose a sibling. Keep his memory in your heart.

patty gallagher

August 22, 2013

To the family of bill I'm sorry for your loss I will keep your family in my prayers. Bill was such a nice person he will truly be missed. Bill & I were neighbors in Madison park.

Mary-Jo Gardiner

August 22, 2013


I met your dad at St. John's when he was a patient and I was a nurse there. This allowed me to meet your mom and brothers, Steve and Bill. Later I cared for your mom at St. John's and later yet, Steve. But it was Bill who connected with me the most. I would meet him in the grocery store. He would always speak of you and, in his own way, his love for you. What a reunion he must have experienced in heaven.

August 22, 2013

Mike and Debbie, my sincere condolences on the loss of Bill. Peace be with you. Lisa Crocker

Vicki Grigsby

August 21, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. I too worked in the CCF Bldg with Bill, or "Wild Bill" as we called him. He was someone who enjoyed being around people, always fun to work with and spoke of his family often. There's always a memory of Bill to make us all smile I'm sure. He will be missed.