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Wilma E. Crook

Wilma E. Crook, nee Hemmer, 86, of Sun City, AZ, died June 19, 2019, in Peoria, AZ. She was born December 27, 1932, in St. Louis, MO.

She is survived by 3 children, Debra (Ray) Mirly, Steven (Patty) Crook, and Ellen (Dave) Muskopf; 6 grandchildren, Jason (Jamie) Williams, Jeremy Williams, Colton Crook (Samantha Agron), Brad (Jamie) Muskopf, Kyle Muskopf, and Lindsey Muskopf; step grandchildren Doug (Theresa) Williams and Jenifer Williams; great-grandchildren Isaac and Spencer Williams, Amelia Lawrence, Mark and Allison Williams, Miles and Victoria Muskopf, and Bryan Hatch. step great-grandchildren Anna, Charlie and Claire Williams and Victoria Bement and McLane Ready; sister Verna (Lee) Deul, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Barbara and Alan Freitag, nieces, and cousins.

Wilma is preceded in death by her husband Charles G. Crook (of 65 years); parents William F. and Wilhelmine M.(nee Goeddel) Hemmer, son-in-law, Douglas S. Williams, and nephew, Kevin Deul.

As a young woman, Wilma worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and later in life at Amercian Home Savings & Loan, but is most remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was an active member of St. Paul UCC, Waterloo, St. Lucas UCC, St. Louis, and Desert Garden UCC, Sun City, AZ, participating in vocal and hand-bell Choirs and volunteering to serve on boards and committees wherever there was a need.  She was also an avid bowler, card player, loved all kinds of puzzles, her favorite game, Scrabble, and was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan. She and Charlie took up golf and bocce in their retirement and loved the year-round warm weather in Arizona where they lived for the past 21 years.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Alzheimer's Association

Memorial Visitation:
2 PM until time of service Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Memorial Service:
4 PM Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL

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A Garden Path Vase was ordered on June 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know its hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that there is going to be a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) (1 Peter 5:7) Wont that be wonderful to see our loved ones again! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

Emily Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

I remember all the fun we had at the Kaskaska Barbershop convention.

Marcy and Ron Altschuh Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Crook

Marcy and Ron Altschuh Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM