Wilma Ilene Forrest
Wilma Ilene Forrest
  • December 20, 1922 - October 5, 2017
  • Illinois

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Wilma Ilene Forrest, 94, formerly of Bellflower, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex.
Graveside services will be Sunday, October 8th at 2 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington.
Wilma was born December 20, 1922 in Shirley, the daughter of William and Clara Gellert Runge. She married Francis "Pat" Forrest on October 3, 1947 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1997. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister.
She is survived by daughters, Colene (Joe) Ramsey of Normal and Janice (Don) Metz of Bloomington; son, Bill (Gin) Forrest of Bellflower; grandchildren, Kellie (Frank) Ulrich of Ohio; David Ramsey of Oregon; Jonathan Metz of Maryland; Ryan Metz of Bloomington; Amanda (Jeff) Anderson of Sycamore; Jenna (Nathan) Mangold of Normal; Nick Forrest of Bellflower; and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Jean Lathrop.
Wilma was blessed to be a farm wife, mother and grandmother. As a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, her faith was important to her.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Osman or to Gibson Area Hospital Annex.
Condolences may be left for the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com