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Wilma Westlake

October 15, 1939 — June 8, 2023


Wilma Westlake

WASHINGTON – Wilma L. Westlake, 83, of Washington, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Washington Senior Living.

She was born October 15, 1939, in Jefferson County, Mo., to Johnny Morris and Dorothy (Presley) Bellman. Wilma married Robert Westlake in Deer Creek. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2018. Wilma was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are her children, Lynn (James) Linder of Morton, Dorinda Westlake of Kewanee and Darrin Westlake of Eureka; three grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Gallo, Andrew Linder and Chelsea (Robert) Barnes and two great-grandchildren, Zoe Barnes and Aubrielle Gallo.

Wilma worked for various home healthcare agencies in the area over the years.

A private family graveside will be held Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society (T.A.P.S.).

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

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