Betty Jean Smith Wilder

CENTRALIA — Betty Jean Smith Wilder, 90, of Centralia, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.

picture-pubShe was born the daughter of Ruben Albert and Irene Lillian (Ferrill) Mc Dowell on April 18, 1925 in Murphysboro. She married Harry M. Smith and he preceded her in death. She later married Don Wilder and he survives.

In addition to her husband, survivors include son; James K. Smith wife Claudia of Centralia; daughter- Judy Kay, and her husband Gary Sprehe of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Wilder was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia. She lived in Centralia since 1931.

Services for Betty will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, with John Willis officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Carlyle Healthcare Center or Hospice of Southern Iliinois, Belleville Office.

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