1933 - 2017

Wilma J. Cummings, 83, of Pekin, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Wilma was born July 4, 1933, in Harrisburg, Ark., to William Luther and Dona Dora VanHoozer Hampton. She married Arley Cummings April 3, 1954, in Peoria. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2008.

Also preceding in death were her parents, one infant son, two sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are three sons, Joel (Trudi) Cummings of Pekin, Randy Cummings of Largo, Fla., and Steven Cummings of Marquette Heights; four grandchildren, Juli Cranwill of Tremont, Joshua (Kelly) Scalf of Winchester, Calif., Rachelle (A.J.) Parn of Tremont and Clayton (Carrie) Cummings of Pekin; and seven great-grandchildren.

Wilma was a stay at home mom and homemaker, who also often worked outside the home, including at Kroger, American Distillery and Pekin Hospital. She then worked with her husband in their businesses, A & W Antiques and Blue Diamond Traders, both in Pekin.

She was a member of the McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin and attended the Aripeka Baptist Church in Florida. She enjoyed painting, playing cards and games, dancing, and enjoyed sports of all kinds. Wilma played high school basketball and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Pekin, with the Rev. Judy Doyle officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens immediately following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor Inc., 1500 Parkside Ave., Morton, IL. 61550 or First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554.

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