Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
MONKEN, Wilma M (NETTLES) 91  Hoffman IL  CarlyleUB  8 Jul 2009  fch 

Wilma M. Monken

April 20, 1918 - July 1, 2009

Wilma M. Monken, 91, of rural Hoffman died Wednesday July 1, 2009, at her home.

She was born on April 20, 1918, in Clinton County, the daughter of Walter and Sophia (Hansen) Nettles. She married Walter Monken on June 11, 1938, in Centralia and he preceded her in death on February 26, 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Crocker and husband Richard of Carlyle; daughters-in-law, Jan Monken of Centralia and Bonnie Monken of rural Hoffman; sisters, Bernice Schnitzmeyer of Okmulgee, Okla. and Marcella Dodillet of Mt. Vernon; six grandsons, Tony Monken, Craig Monken, Guy Monken, Wes Monken, Todd Crocker and Travis Crocker; six-granddaughters, Kim McMillan, Shawn Hartmann, Robin Smith, Lisa Erlinger, Amy Brandt and Brandy Donnewald; twenty-one great grandchildren, Megan Marcum, Andrea McMillan, Bredesen Hartmann, Katie Hartmann, Jalyn Monken, Addison Monken, Tyler Smith, Amanda Monken, Eric Monken, Cody Yates, Colt Yates, Wyatt Erlinger, Sadie Monken, Miranda Monken, Abby Brandt, Cole Crocker, Logan Crocker, Cortney Crocker, Chelsea Crocker, Rylee Crocker and Alexa Crocker; and one great-great granddaughter Hadley Marcum.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, W. Harold Monken and Wayne Monken; brothers, Orville Nettles and Walter Nettles; and a grandson, Troy Crocker.

She was a farm wife and a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Clinton County and a member of St. Mary Church in Carlyle. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. Wilma was full of love, joy and laughter with her children and grandchildren the center of her life.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held a St. Mary Church in Carlyle on Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m. with Fr. George Mauck officiating.

Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia.

Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle handled the arrangements. 

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