Donna Wilhelm

Donna J. Wilhelm, 78, of Ellisville died at 8:08 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born June 20, 1928, in Bushnell, a daughter of Erman and Amanda Ford Riley. She married Robert D. Wilhelm on Sept. 27, 1947, in Canton. He died June 5, 2004.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Keith.

Surviving are one son, David (and Akemi) of Canton; one sister, Nancy (and Melvin) Miller of Decatur; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker. She worked with her husband on the farm, where they lived for 58 years.

She was of the Christian faith.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Burial was in Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville.

Memorials may be made to Wiley Cemetery.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/23/2006