Wilma L. Garavalia

Feb 25th, 2003


Herrin – Wilma L. Garavalia, 89, died at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2003 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.

Mrs. Garavalia was born September 30, 1913 in Cobden, IL to Charles and Millie Lipe Runion.

She married Angelo Gararavlia April 1, 1930 in Pickneyville, IL. He survives of Herrin. They were married 72 years.

She worked for 3 years in Ordill at the Ordinance Plant and for 28 years at Norge Company in Herrin in the Press Room. She was one of the first 10 employees hired in 1946. Her employment dates with the company were August 2, l946 to 1975.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.

Survivors include:

Son and dtr in law – J. C. and Carol Garavalia – Carbondale, IL
Grandson and wife – Brian and Linda Garavalia – Overland Park, KS
Sister – Lila Lee Woehlke – Carbondale, IL

Her parents, one daughter in law, Carolyn Garavalia, one grandson, Marc Garavalia, and two sisters, Ruth Brown, Dorothy Runion and 5 brothers, Willard, Kenneth, Paul, Bill and Charlie Runion and one brother in law – Erwin Woehlke preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Msg. Ken Schaefer will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Johnson Hughes in Herrin. Burial will be at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.

Memorials may be made to the San Carlo Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. You may sign the guest registry or view the obituary at www.hughesfuneralhomes.com

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