Friday, May 24, 2019

Wilma Fern Whiteside

Wilma Fern Whiteside, affectionately known as “Granny”passed away Monday morning, December 10, 2018, at 9:20 AM at her home in Vienna.  At the time of her passing, Wilma had attained the age of 80 years and 10 months.

She was born February 9, 1938 in the Flatwoods community in Johnson County Illinois.  Her parents were Huey and Vertie (Wells) Shrum.

Wilma is survived by: a son – Robert Shrum; a daughter – Susan Whiteside; grandchildren – JoJo Greer, Jennifer (Rodney) Davis, Jessica (Dana) Hutman, Tyanna (James) Duppong, Tyler Childers, and Julie Franklin; great grandchildren – Ivan Johnson, Kortlyn Perez, Blaise, Christian, Guinevere and Lily Davis, Chad Krueger, Dustin and Jadelynn Hutman, Wyatt, Molly, Madelynn and Lydia Duppong and Kayleighann Bertao.

In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Whiteside, a daughter – Linda Shrum, and her siblings.

Wilma managed Whiteside Grocery in Simpson.  She loved gardening and flowers.  Wilma enjoyed spending time outdoors with her family. She helped raise many children and has always been a true pillar of strength.

A private family memorial service will be conducted.

Donations in Wilma’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Port, Suite C, Maryville, Illinois 62062.

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Bailey Funeral Home is providing service to the family.

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