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Age 97 of Coal City, Illinois and formerly of Danville, Illinois died peacefully on Thursday morning, November 24, 2022 at Heritage Health of Dwight.
Born in Clay County, Iowa, Wilma Lucille was a daughter of Clyde Earl and Mildred Dora (Rhodes) Smith. She was raised in Minnesota until moving with her family to the Danville, Illinois area during her early grade school years.
On February 25, 1945, Wilma married Harvey Alfred Ingalsbe in Danville and together they made a home and raised their family. She worked as a book binder for various publishing companies in Danville, as well as Champaign, and was a former member of Old Union Church of Christ in Danville. Following the death of her husband, Wilma spent many years living in Peoria, Arizona and most recently Buckeye, Arizona before returning back to Illinois. She was currently a member of First Christian Church in Wilmington, and will be remembered as a woman of strong faith. One of Wilma’s most cherished pastimes was reading the Bible, and she loved to sing. She knew hundreds of hymns and played the piano for enjoyment. Wilma was known for her sugar cookies and homemade rolls, and was an exceptional storyteller who captivated the attention of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gone from our sight, Wilma leaves behind a legacy of positivity; an unforgettable smile, and priceless memories with those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Earl) Durbin of Coal City; daughter-in-law, Gloria Ingalsbe of Buckeye, Arizona; three grandchildren: Nathan (Rachel) Durbin of Lake in the Hills, Illinois and Kim (Brad) Reilly and Shannon (Jason) Biddle, both of Arizona; (11) great grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Grace, Samuel, Eleanor, Erin, John, Calyne, Luke, Abby and Nala; two sisters-in-law, Joan Smith of Pennsylvania and Ella Bales of Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey A. Ingalsbe on September 6, 1983; son, Harvey Duane Ingalsbe and five siblings.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Thursday morning, December 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jason Pace from First Christian Church of Wilmington officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Illinois, where Wilma will be laid to rest with her late husband. Those wishing to attend are welcome to assemble at the cemetery chapel on Thursday December 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. for committal services officiated by Pastor Greg Boldt.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Wilma’s memory to First Christian Church, 1824 Church Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Wilma’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, December 1, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Thursday, December 1, 2022
1:30 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Sunset Memorial Park
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