HOPEDALE — Alma A. Wilson 94, of Hopedale passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Wednesday July 21, 2021, at UnityPoint Health-Pekin Hospital in Pekin. The daughter of Lawrence Harold and Golda Irene (Hull) Riley, she was born May 16, 1927, in Ohio.
She married Jack C. Barrick on July 4, 1947, in Mackinaw. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1990. They had 3 sons, Jeffrey, Stephen and Robert.
She later married Thomas J. Wilson on August 7, 1996, in Mackinaw. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2004.
She is survived by one son, Jeffrey (Linda) Barrick, Morton, IL and one daughter-in-law, Paula Barrick, Morton, IL; 6 grandchildren: Jennifer (Greg) Wiegand, Jeremy (Liza) Barrick, Lindsey (Thomas) Swardenski, Kara (JT) Lau, Kelle (Brad Simpson) Barrick and Chris (Mary) Barrick; 11 great-grandchildren, Trista, Megan, Jordon; Brent, Emily, Brock, Isaac; Kendyl, Brielle; Benjamin and Lainy; five great-great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Malachi, Sutton, Hazel and soon to be arriving Riya; and one sister, Freda Greer, Pekin, IL.
Also surviving are her stepchildren: Douglas (Linda Ann) Wilson, Martinez, GA; Rebecca (James) Christian, Bloomington, IL; Linda June (Gordon) Thomas, Hopedale, IL; 12 grandchildren, Shannon (Tim) Cox, Colleen Wilson, Erin Wilson, Thomas (Jenna) Wilson II, Lain Wilson; Krista (Radu) Budnar, Kara (Michael) Schmidt, Kate Vogel; Andrea (Micah) Garnett; Jacob (Sara) Thomas, Alison Thomas, Isaac (Gina) Thomas; 19 step-great-grandchildren, Ezekiel, Phoebe, Solomon, Asher, Presley, Jace, Baylor, Emma, Grant, David, Collin, Alec, Owen, Rosalind, Sydney, Jonah, Samara, Oscar and Silas.
She was preceded in death by two sons, one great granddaughter, one sister, one brother and one stepdaughter.
Alma worked for many years at the Mackinaw First Security Bank. She enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards in younger days, family vacations, painting, making bookmarks, volunteering at her church, spending time in Texas during the winter and going to music jams.
A special thank-you to the Wilson family for their love and support through the years.
She was a member of the Mackinaw Christian Church. A visitation and celebration of life will be held in her honor at the church on Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Judith Guy officiating. Visitation will be one hour before, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Mackinaw Cemetery. Haensel-Oswald Funeral Home in Mackinaw is handling the arrangements.
Memorials in her memory can be given to the Mackinaw Christian Church or OSF Cardiovascular Institute.
To express condolences online, visit www.haenselfuneralhome.com
Published by Peoria Journal Star from Jul. 22 to Jul. 24, 2021.