Wilma Jean Hamburg

CENTRALIA — Wilma Jean Hamburg, 94, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Odin Healthcare Center.

She was born December 27, 1925, in Richview, the daughter of Clarence Needles and Carrie (Campbell) Needles.

She married William C. Hamburg in 1946 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Jean is survived by her son: David Hamburg and wife Donna of New Orleans, Louisiana, a grandson: Wesley Hamburg of New Orleans, Louisiana, and several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents: Clarence and Carrie Needles, husband: William Hamburg, two brothers: Jack Needles and Carl Needles, and a sister: Margie Morgan.

Jean graduated from Centralia Township High School in 1944 and also attended Brown’s Business College in Centralia. Jean enjoyed playing golf, where she won many tournaments and awards at local and surrounding golf courses. She was a duplicate Bridge player, which she accumulated many masterpoints. She also enjoyed bowling and was the captain of her Wednesday afternoon bowling team. Jean was a member of the Centralia Library Board for 23 years. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

Per Jean’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Hamburg family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.