Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 26, 2013

Wilma Slack


Effingham Daily News

---- — Wilma M. Slack, 72, of Streator, passed away Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Winterrowd Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Wilmas’ name to the American Lung Association or to a charity of the donors’ choice. A special thank you to the OSF Triage Hospice and Julie Araujo.

Wilma was born on Sept. 30, 1941, in Dietrich, to William and Pearl (Niendick) McSchooler. She married Charles Slack Sr. on July 25, 1959, and he survives. She was employed at Thatcher Glass for 28 years and store manager at Dollar General and last at Camelot Manor. Wilma enjoyed going to the riverboat, embroidery and also hearing stories about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilma graduated from Woodland High School in 1959.

Also surviving are children, Anna Slack Blue of Ottawa, Belinda (Gary) Ondrey of Streator, Colleen (Scott) Behrens of Streator and Charles (Deanna) Slack Jr. of Rock Island; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Behrens of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and her dog, Rudy.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thelma in infancy; and grandson, Michael Eggers.

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