Nelda F. Wills Sipes, 84 of Granite City passed away on July 3, 2013 at Freedom Square Nursing Home in Seminole, FL. Nelda was born on December 12, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN. She worked for Central Electric and the Nestle' Corporation as a production worker. She was a life long homemaker; a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by and will be missed by her sons; Gordon W. and (Martha) Wills of Seminole, FL, Terry and (Joan) Wills of Granite City; daughters, Debbie Tester of North Carolina, Faye Wills of Collinsville, IL; step children, Kenneth, Keith, Kevin, Debbie, Phyllis; sister, May Ebling; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her 1st husband; Gordon M. Wills, 2nd husband; Kenneth Q. Sipes; her parents, Roscoe M. and Anna Faye (Behen) Boyd and 3 brothers.
In celebration of her life a memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Karla Frost officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
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