Delores Marie Wise, 88 of Taylorville passed from this life at 3:15 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 9, 1932, in Mulberry Grove, Illinois the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Koonce. She married Clarence “Smiley” Wise on March 4, 1949 in Clinton, Ill. He preceded her in death January 9, 2003.
Mrs. Wise became a rising star as she began her 25-year career as an Avon Representative earning her accolades and awards from the organization. Those who knew her loved her, as she was kind, humble, and a great conversationalist. She was a member of Kincaid Baptist Church where she served as Financial Secretary for many years. Later in life she would learn to play the organ and would play at church and also served as a choir member alongside her husband. Her greatest love was her family and her love of bingo with her friends.
Surviving are her children: Richie Wise (wife, Vickie) of Mich., Rita Phillips (husband, Gary) of Wash., Rose Scott (late Larry Scott Sr.) of Ill.; Terri Latham (husband, Robert) of Texas; Karen Paz (husband, John) of Texas; Janet Crowder (husband, Dennis) of Ill.; Darla Gatton of Ill.; and a great many grand, great-grand, step-grand and great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2021 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, Ill. Rev Louis Kunz will officiate. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, Ill. Visitation for Mrs. Delores M. Wise will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Masterson’s in Kincaid.
The family requests required face masks during funeral, graveside services and at the Kincaid Baptist Church.