In Memoriam : Wilma Elimon

Wilma Elimon Wilma Lee Elimon - age: 95
(February 13, 1923 to February 23, 2018 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018
Immanuel Baptist Church
516 North Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018
Immanuel Baptist Church
516 North Main Street
Bneton, Illinois 62812

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812

Block: H

Wilma Lee Elimon, age 95, of Benton, IL went to be with the Lord at 1:45 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018.

She was born February 13, 1923 in West Frankfort, IL to Emon and Cora Summers. She would marry Clyde R. Elimon on April 7, 1943, and he preceded her in death.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the Immanuel Baptist Church, Benton, IL with Pastor Sammy Simmons officiating. Private burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church or to SSM Hospice of the Good Samaritan.

Arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. Elimon worked for 25 plus years as a lunch room supervisor at the Benton Grade School.

She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Benton, where she was a member of the Esther Bible Class.

Mrs. Elimon enjoyed traveling to Florida, spending time on her houseboat on Rend Lake, Church activities with her friends and family, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters and their families, and playing cards with Clyde.

Wilma is survived by her three loving granddaughters: Leigh Ann Ward and husband Jim of Benton, Kelly Kanzaki and husband Ty of Bettendorf, IA, Lori Craven and husband Chuck of Benton; eleven great-grandchildren: Jennifer Summers of Benton, Daulton Ward and wife Brooklyn of Benton, Ashtyn Ward of Benton, Jenny Ward Head and husband Jamie of Benton, Allison Ward Anthis and husband Brad, Zachary Chaplain, Alex Chaplain, and Katie Kanzaki all three of Bettendorf, IA, Dillan Chamness, Tyler Chamness, and A.J. Craven all of Benton; great-great-grandchildren: Anais Dove, Cheshire Dove, Aria Jane Anthis, Trevor Head, and Nathan Head; a son-in-law Cliff Jones and wife Sheila of Benton; three sisters-in-law: Nadine Dunivan and husband Rolland of Benton, Verdine Miller and husband Edward of Marion, Jean Elimon of Belleville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Emon and Cora Summers; her husband Clyde R. Elimon (died: February 17, 2011); a daughter: Judy Jones (died: April 11, 2014); a great-granddaughter: April Dawn Chaplain; a grandson-in-law: Mark Chaplain; a brother: Virgil Summers; and a brother-in-law: Jim Elimon.

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Jack Chaplain - February 27, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
Sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. She was a classy lady. My deepest sympathy.

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