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Wilma J. Hoerr Melton

8/5/1927 - 4/12/2018

PEKIN ~ Wilma J. Hoerr Melton, 90, of Brookline Station, Missouri, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home.  She was formerly of Pekin.

Born August 5, 1927 in Pekin to Melvin Edward and Mildred Lucille (Bevard) Hoerr, she married William Ellis Melton on December 26, 1970 in Pekin.  He died October 9, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Karen Carter; one son, Kevin Ales; one great-grandson; one brother, Melvin Hoerr; and two sisters, Lila Workman and Violet Piper.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine (Richard) Enlow of Springfield, Missouri and Christine (Robert) Bruninga of Pekin; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, Wilma had worked as a waitress at the B & F in downtown Pekin.

Wilma enjoyed singing and playing the piano and guitar.  She was a published poet and songwriter.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL  61554.

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