Julia (Wood) Redden, 85, of Lincoln, Ill., formerly of Taylorville, Ill., passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
Julia was born October 8, 1933 in rural Christian County, the daughter of George and Julia Marguerite (Tucker) Wood. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1951, and went on to work and retire from Consolidated Communications in Taylorville. Julia enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening her roses.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Joseph DeWilde, Mel Poole, and John Redden; and two brothers, Clark and Virgil Wood.
Julia is survived by her sons, John (Arlene) DeWilde of Lincoln, Ill., James (Sharon) DeWilde of Effingham, Ill., and George DeWilde of Lincoln, Ill.; grandchildren: Caitlin (Karl) DeWilde Beck of St. Louis, Mo., Adam (Suzy) DeWilde of Madison, Wisc., Melissa (Tyler) Kirk of Sterling, Ill., and Jordan DeWilde of Rockford, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Griffin, Marshall, Josie, and Henry; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with arrangements. Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.