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Wanita M. (Moline) Romero

July 12, 1926 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 91)
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Wanita M. Romero

Age 91 of Dwight, formerly Goose Lake, passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at Gilman Healthcare Center in Gilman, Illinois.

Wanita Mae Moline was born to Edith Moline and Wilfred Moline on July 12, 1926 in Bloomington, Illinois. Her father was a fireman in Bloomington and gave his life fighting a fire when Wanita was only two years old. From that time on she was raised by her mother, and Wanita spent her youth in the Bloomington and El Paso area.

When she was nineteen year old living in Bloomington, Wanita met Robert Romero who was traveling as a representative for the company he worked for. They married two weeks after meeting and remained married for the next 72 years. Wanita and her husband raised their children, Roberta, Rebecca, Richard and Ronald, in Chicago and Goose Lake.

She had many talents and interests which included writing, poetry, painting, sewing and singing. Wanita was a crossword wizard, and loved to garden and travel. She had a great influence on all of those she leaves behind, and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her children: Rick Romero, Becky Montero and Ron Romero; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Wanita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert, who passed away November 16, 2017; and her daughter Roberta on October 28, 2016.

Per Wanita’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Visitation and video tribute will be Saturday January 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service, 2:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris.

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Memorial services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris 815-942-2500.

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