Lilly Mae Wiggim


PRINCETON — Lilly Mae Wiggim, 94, a resident of Greenfield in Princeton, formerly of Walnut, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

She was born May 20, 1923, in Tiskilwa to Oscar and Margaret (Rutherford) Morris. She married Marion Wiggim on Nov. 27, 1946, in Tiskilwa. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2003.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius, past member of the Dorcas Circle, a member of ELCA, past member of the Bureau Township Community Club, past member of the Women of the Moose of Sterling, a member of Perry Memorial Auxiliary, a Royal Neighbors member and served on the Bureau Township election board for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Doug (Pat) Wiggim of Wyanet and Darrell Wiggim of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Denise (John) Hayes of Princeton; one daughter-in law, Carol Wiggim of O’Fallon, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Tricia Stecher of Scottsdale, Ariz., Teri Ann (Corey) Pursley of O’Fallon, Mo., Corey Wiggim of St. Louis, Mo., Matt (Andrea) Wiggim of Wyanet, Chad Taylor of Sheffield, Eric (Ashley Sanden) Wiggim of Wyanet and Brittney (Aaron) Blythe of Mahomet; nine great-grandchildren, Faithann, Jakin, Jase, Carly, Zac, Josie, Bailey, Shelby and Collins; a sister-in law, Anabelle Morris of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Dennis; her parents; one brother, Joe Morris; and two sisters, Margaret Morris and Anabelle Anderson.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Dan Stalker officiating. Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery in Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius or Greenfield Senior Living in Princeton.

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