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Wilma L. "Willie" Nerone

September 11, 1937 - October 22, 2016

Wilma Laverne “Willie” Wiggins Nerone, 79, of Springfield, died at 1:14 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 11, 1937 in Tranquillity, CA to Presley D. and Violet Wiggins. She married Willis Ray Kelton and Lyndel Ragains, and later divorced. She then married John James Nerone in 1976, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Kelton; great-granddaughter, Raylin Kelton.

Willie is survived by her son, Vernon (Janet) Kelton of Oklahoma; daughter, Linda (Kevin) Neuman of Murrayville, IL; companion Gary Harrison; sister Sharon Raynor of Oregon; brother, Dewayne; eight grandchildren: Lesley (Joseph) Dillard, T.J. (Dawn) Kelton, Maranda Dempsey (Rich Hymes), Jacob (Samantha) Kelton, Jennifer Clark, Meghan (Nick) Calvin, Jessica (Ethan) Sparks, and Nicholas Kelton, and seven great-grandchildren.

Willie was the manager of Monroe Garden Apartments for 27 years.

Visitation: 9 – 10:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.

Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with Rev. Brian Carrier officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Time: 09:00 am - 10:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Time: 10:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


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