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Wilma Jean Biggs

10/8/1935 - 12/31/2017

PEKIN ~ Wilma Jean Biggs, 82, of Pekin, passed away at 11:17 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin.

Born October 8, 1935 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Jack and Alta L. (Gallpin) Terrell, she married Tommie Gerald Biggs on December 12, 1951 at Davenport, Iowa.  He died December 29, 2002 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, F. Colleen Butler.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria M. Johnston and Teresa S. (Rich) Freeman, both of Pekin; one son, Tommie G. (Dawn) Biggs, Jr. of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Shawn (Amy) Biggs of Manito, Misty (Jesse) Nash of Pekin, Tasha (Brad) Hamilton of Manito, Jessica (Kurtis) Gordon of South Pekin, Jade (Matt) Mackey of Delavan, Derrick Freeman and Vince (Miranda) Freeman, both of Pekin and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, she loved her family and especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed walking, talking on the phone and watching out her front windows.

She was of the Christian faith.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.  A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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