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Friday August 31st, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wilma R. Mehrtens

Wilma R. Mehrtens, nee Stilts, 83, of Columbia, IL (formerly of Valmeyer, IL), died August 24, 2018, in Columbia, IL. She was born February 16, 1935, in Arab, MO.

She is survived by her husband Dale J. Mehrtens; children Denise (Joe) Leiteritz, Dana (Roger) Sherman, Brian (Robyn) Mehrtens, Suzy (Dennis) Homrighausen, Cindy (Scott) Roever; grandchildren Jacob & Klaire Zollner, Blaise Arriaga, Kristi, Kyle, & Kory Sherman, Annette (Jon Stone) Glotfelty, Elijah, Isaiah, & Josiah Mehrtens, Ryan Homrighausen, Sam, Maddie, & Lillie Roever; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents Thomas B. & Effie M. (nee Rowe) Stilts; sisters Irene (Fred) Humpheys, Marguerite (Bob) Whittenburg, & brother Thomas Carroll Stilts.
She was a retired teacher for Columbia School District, member of Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL, member of Monroe County Home Extension, Regional Office of Education Trustee, Officer of Monroe County Retired Teachers Assn., Monroe County Fair Superintendent, worked with Domestic Violence Prevention  Center, coordinator of Team Quest (Columbia Gifted Education Program), & she was an inspiration for Wilma's Warriors team supporting the Alzheimer's Association.

As an expression of sympathy the family suggests memorial contributions to: 
Alzheimer's Assn. or Donor's Choice

4 PM to 8 PM Friday, August 31, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:15 AM Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL
Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia, IL

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With much love, respect and admiration for Wilma, I am so saddened to see she passed in August. My love for her extends to her family. My heart and prayers go out to you. She was a great lady here, I imagine shes even better in Heaven. I am blessed to know her. I pray the Lord allows her to help us still.

Kim Strellis Sep 9 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of Ms. Wilma. I hope you can find comfort in God's promise of the resurrection where we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28, 29) May the God of all comfort bring you a measure of peace in this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Amy Sep 7 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

Sympathy to all the Mehrtens family. I was planning to be there with you, but health issues are slowing me down today.

David Rahe Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

I'm thinking of you in your time of sorrow. May we praise Jehovah God for the resurrection hope that He has promised. Jesus Christ assures us of this future blessing that is soon to come. John 5:28,29 May God's promise comfort you.

Ann Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on August 30, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dale and family--My Missouri family called me about Wilma, I am so sorry, She and I were good cousins and best of Friends, and I am so happy I got to be with her at Lilly's (BOGGIES) three summers ago--I am not able to be there, but all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers, It is a sad time for all of you, Love Shirley Rowe McKee Marx--I got married two years ago to Herbert Marx

Shirley Rowe McKee Marx Aug 28 2018 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Aug 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on August 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 27 2018 12:00 AM

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