Loydene Wilson, age 81, of Edwardsville, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at her home. Loydene was born on April 5, 1932 in Hasty, Arkansas a daughter to the late Rufus and Betty (Garner) Waters.
On June 8, 1991, Loydene married Ralph Wilson in Granite City, IL. Loydene was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville, IL. She was a former teacher in Granite City for many years and retired from the Madison County Superintendents office in 1993. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and golfing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Loydene will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Loydene was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Loydene is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Wilson of Edwardsville, IL; two children, Cyndy (Bruce) Warning of Glen Carbon, IL and Mike (Laura) Davis of Nicholasville, KY; one sister, Edna (Robert) Burdine of Harrison, AR; three step-children, Eric (Alice) Wilson of Cole Camp, MO, David (Leslie) Wilson of Granite City, IL and Elizabeth Wilson of Granite City, IL; five grandchildren, Courtney, Casie, Garrett, Gavin and Abby; one great-grandson, Jack; five step-grandchildren, Jack, Jay, Seth, Max and Mike; two step-great-grandchildren, Michael and Kaylee; and many dear relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Rd. Glen Carbon, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 with Dr. Thomas Hufty officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchapel.com
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