Wilma J. Melchert, 85, of Gillespie, IL, died in Wood River, IL on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:57 pm. She was born June 25, 1933, in Staunton, IL to John Straub & Myrtle (Bozarth) Straub. She married William Melchert. He preceded her in death in 2002. She worked as a merchant for a clothing and shoe store as well as a real estate agent. Wilma was a member of the Gillespie Ambulance Board, Gillespie Lion Club, EMT, President of Gillespie Cemetery, Treasurer of Trinity Baptist Church in Gillespie, and Treasurer of City of Gillespie. She is survived by her son, Dennis (Amy) Melchert of Wood River, IL, daughter, Denise Melchert of Alton, IL, grandchildren, Jeremy Profitt, Nichole Peterson, Josh Melchert, Ryan Melchert, Cody Conlee, Cartel Elliott, Derrick Courtland, Darrion Courtland, step grandchildren, Timothy Summers, Elizabeth Summers, Charles Summers and great grandchildren. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 11 brothers and sisters. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton, IL. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Cemetery or Trinity Baptist Church. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to:
Trinity Baptist Church