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Grace Wimberley

January 12, 1940 — August 4, 2021

Grace Wimberley

Grace E. (Shields) Wimberley

(nee White)

Age 81 of Wilmington, Illinois, went to be with her Lord on August 4, 2021.

Born January, 12, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Grace was the daughter of Elmer R. and Vera (Underwood) White. She was raised in Cincinnati and Chicago, and will be remembered as a working mother who kept her family first. Grace was employed as an assistant cook with School District 209-U, and after retiring was often found volunteering and helping others at Kuzma Care Cottage, as well as at the VFW in Wilmington. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington for many years, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Grace was the mother of five: Cindy Shields (Freddy) Henderson of Olmsted, IL, the late David Shields, Laura Shields (James) Molenaar of New London, MN, and Mary Shields and Gracie Wimberley (Pete) Vance, both of Wilmington; Grandmother of five: the late Marcus Vance, Jacob Vance, and Emily, Matthew (Jenna) and Christopher Molenaar and great grandmother, as well as aunt to many.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial visitation will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

Preferred memorials in Grace’s memory may be made to: Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Grace’s memorial page online by logging onto:

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815) 476-2181

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