Wilma L. Ingalsbe

COAL CITY—Wilma L. Ingalsbe, 97, of Coal City, and formerly of Danville, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 at Heritage Health of Dwight.
Born in Clay County, IA, Wilma Lucille was a daughter of Clyde Earl and Mildred Dora (Rhodes) Smith. She was raised in Minnesota until moving with her family to the Danville, IL area during her early grade school years.
On Feb. 25, 1945, Wilma married Harvey Alfred Ingalsbe in Danville and together they made a home and raised their family. She worked as a book binder for various publishing companies in Danville, as well as Champaign, and was a former member of Old Union Church of Christ in Danville. Following the death of her husband, Wilma spent many years living in Peoria, Arizona and most recently Buckeye, AZ before returning back to Illinois. She was currently a member of First Christian Church in Wilmington, and will be remembered as a woman of strong faith. One of Wilma’s most cherished pastimes was reading the Bible, and she loved to sing. She knew hundreds of hymns and played the piano for enjoyment. Wilma was known for her sugar cookies and homemade rolls, and was an exceptional storyteller who captivated the attention of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gone from our sight, Wilma leaves behind a legacy of positivity, an unforgettable smile, and priceless memories with those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Earl) Durbin, of Coal City; daughter-in-law, Gloria Ingalsbe, of Buckeye, AZ; three grandchildren: Nathan (Rachel) Durbin, of Lake in the Hills, IL and Kim (Brad) Reilly and Shannon (Jason) Biddle, both of Arizona; 11 great-grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Grace, Samuel, Eleanor, Erin, John, Calyne, Luke, Abby and Nala; two sisters-in-law, Joan Smith, of Pennsylvania and Ella Bales, of Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harvey A. Ingalsbe on Sept. 6, 1983; son, Harvey Duane Ingalsbe and five siblings.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 between the hours of 3 and 7: p.m. Funeral services will follow on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jason Pace from First Christian Church of Wilmington officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL, where Wilma will be laid to rest with her late husband. Those wishing to attend are welcome to assemble at the cemetery chapel on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. for committal services officiated by Pastor Greg Boldt.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Wilma’s memory to First Christian Church, 1824 Church St., Wilmington, IL 60481.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Wilma’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.