Wilma Rae Owens, 86, Woodstock, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock, where she was loved and cared for the last 10 years of her life.
She was born Aug. 2, 1929, to Henry and Dorothy (Bond) Dailey in West Frankfort.
On Jan. 27, 1945, she married Norman Dean Owens.
She loved to sew and taught sewing to anyone who asked. She sewed her daughter’s wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses and her granddaughter’s wedding dress. She was known as an expert entertainer and hosted many events for family and friends in her home. She loved to line dance, garden and fish. She was active in her church and was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. She was loved and will be missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy (Jim Kaiser) Magee and Linda Magee; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Teri) Magee, Tonya (Curt) Stamann and Cindy Magee; eight great-grandchildren, Emily, Joseph and Marissa Gomez, Brody and Shianne Stamann and Madi, Miki and Jack Magee; a great-great-grandchild, Lenard Wilson; and a brother, Roland Dailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Pauline; and a brother, Steve.
The visitation and funeral were Dec. 29 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Burial was at Genoa Township Cemetery, Genoa.
Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010-3141.