Wilma L. "Willie" Nerone
Wilma Laverne “Willie” Wiggins Nerone, 79, of Springfield, died at 1:14 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born September 11, 1937 in Tranquillity, CA to Presley D. and Violet Wiggins. She married Willis Ray Kelton and Lyndel Ragains, and later divorced. She then married John James Nerone in 1976, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Kelton; great-granddaughter, Raylin Kelton.
Willie is survived by her son, Vernon (Janet) Kelton of Oklahoma; daughter, Linda (Kevin) Neuman of Murrayville, IL; companion Gary Harrison; sister Sharon Raynor of Oregon; brother, Dewayne; eight grandchildren: Lesley (Joseph) Dillard, T.J. (Dawn) Kelton, Maranda Dempsey (Rich Hymes), Jacob (Samantha) Kelton, Jennifer Clark, Meghan (Nick) Calvin, Jessica (Ethan) Sparks, and Nicholas Kelton, and seven great-grandchildren.
Willie was the manager of Monroe Garden Apartments for 27 years.
Visitation: 9 – 10:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with Rev. Brian Carrier officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.