Gladys Marie, nee Wilkerson, Risley, 81; of Marissa, IL; born June 15, 1931 in Lively Grove, IL; passed away at the Columbia Rehab and Nursing Home in Columbia, IL.
Mrs. Risley was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clairman Baptist Church and in later years attended the First Baptist Church of Marissa. Gladys loved spending time in the kitchen cooking and especially baking pies. She also enjoyed working puzzlebooks and fishing when she was still able.
She was preceded in death by her parents Manfred and Minnie, nee Blank, Wilkerson. Her husband John Lowell Risley. 1 son – Jeffrey Risley. 2 granddaughters – Carrie Risley; Laura Diercks. 1 brother- Willard “Buck” Wilkerson.
She is survived by her children Linda (Refugio) Ochoa of Caseyville, IL; Jack (Bonnie) Risley of Marissa, IL; Steve (Becky) Risley of Chester, IL; Brenda (Bruce) Ashley of Sparta, IL. 1 daugher-in-law – Elizabeth Risley of Walsh, IL. 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 1 sister – Helen (Lowell) Lloyd of
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, April 12, 2013
at 11:00am with Rev. Wilbur Franklin officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.