Eloise M. Willms, 90, of rural Brownstown, passed away at 3:55am, Saturday, July 4, 2015 at her home.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Northside Christian Church, Vandalia with Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery, rural Vandalia. Memorials may be made to Fayette County Health Department Hospice or Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital/Long Term Care. Hohlt & File Funeral Home of Vandalia in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Eloise was born April 27, 1925 in Vandalia, the daughter of William Leonard and Nona (Campbell) Oglesby. She worked as an IL Bell Telephone Operator after graduating high school, and retired from Crane Packing as a supervisor. Eloise was a member of Unity Baptist Church formerly First Baptist Church of Vandalia; she was a member of the Vandalia American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary #3901.
Eloise is survived by her sons Fred Willms and wife Renee of Vandalia and David Willms and wife Melissa of Brownstown, daughter Nona and husband Gene Beckman of Vandalia, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Wayne Oglesby; sisters Alice Morton, Lucille Yarbrough, and Donna Green.