Wilma M. Veach, 82, of Quincy, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 2013) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. At her bedside were her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Wilma was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Bentley, the daughter of Louis and Alvina Beinhoff Schoch.
She graduated from Bowen High School in 1949. On June 27, 1949, she married Leroy Veach in Bowen. They were married for 63 years and he survives.
Wilma had worked for the Village of Bowen for more than 40 years, retiring in March of 2008. She had also worked for Ramsey Hardware for more than 20 years.
She was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Wilma's wonderful life centered around her family. She had many friends of which she kept in contact with after moving from Bowen to Quincy. Wilma touched the lives of everyone with her kindness and generosity and blessed each of us with her beautiful smile. Wilma's life was a gift for all.
Wilma is survived by her husband, LeRoy; four children, Danny (Holly) Veach of Golden, David (Susan) Veach of Republic, Mo., Cyndi (Tom) Bigham of Rushville, and Susan Hageman of Stillwell; four grandchildren, Joel (Jenni) Veach of Gilbert, Ariz., Jenna (Joseph) Eslick of Republic, Mo., Carly Bigham of Rushville, and Aubrey Hageman of Stillwell; two stepgrandsons, Wesley Hudson of Macomb, and William Bigham of Rushville; four great-grandchildren, Ava and Archer Eslick, Eza Lee Veach and Breyer Lee Patton; two sisters, Kelly Crear of Lincoln, Neb., and Shirley Klink of Lincoln; four brothers, Donald (Janet) Schoch of Lakeland, Fla., Eldon Schoch of Quincy, Russell (Carol) Schoch of Quincy, and Alfred (Laura) Schoch of Lakeland; also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Barber III; one brother, Leroy Schoch; a sister, Mildred Ippensen, and three brothers-in-law, Ervin Ippensen, Curtis Crear, and Darrell Klink.
SERVICES: A private family service will be held at a later date.
VISITATION: There is no visitation.
MEMORIALS: Illinois Veterans Home, in care of Danny Veach, 700 Wendell St., Golden, Ill. 62339. Family and friends may leave condolences at Printy Funeral Home, Carthage
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com