Wilma Lovell Carlile, 101, of Thompsonville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, April, 5, 2015 at Fifth Season Residential, in Benton.
Lovell was born in Parrish, IL on November 10, 1913 to Charles and Stella (Melvin) Woodrow. She married Roscoe Carlile on May 11, 1932. Lovell and Roscoe worked at Lincoln Development Center, in Lincoln, IL, Lovell as a beautician and Roscoe as a teacher. After retiring they returned to their home in Thompsonville.
Lovell was a member of the Thompsonville First Baptist Church. Lovell loved the Lord and kept her Bible close.
Lovell was a survivor of the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925. Her memories of the tornado never faded. She recorded the events of the day for her family.
Lovell is survived by two sons, C.L. Carlile and wife Phyllis, of Thompsonville and Normal Carlile and wife Jean, of Benton; five grandchildren, Cathy (Speck) Fletcher, Lisa (Scott) Page, Kenton (Jane) Carlile, Christy (Rob) Chrostosky and Daren (Shelly) Carlile; 13 great grandchildren, Wade and fiance Becky Fletcher, Stacey (Wade) Finnie, Heather (Ryan) Stock, Ashley Page, K.C. (Casey) Carlile, Whitney (Mike) Hammond, Devon Carlile, Zane Carlile, Emma Carlile, Robbie (Jason) Roberts, Christopher (Shannon) Chrostoski, Jennifer (Derek) Stathis and Rick (Cali) Adams; 20 great-great-grandchildren and four nieces. Lovel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Gene Woodrow and Nealy Ray Woodrow and sister Francis Daniels.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Cecil Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Thompsonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.