Mrs. Delores M. (Koonce) Wise

1932 - 2021

Taylorville, IL - Formerly of Tovey, IL


Delores Marie Wise, 88 of Taylorville passed from this life at 3:15 a.m. on Friday, March 19th, 2021 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born August 9, 1932, in Mulberry Grove, Illinois the daughter of Kenneth & Mary Koonce.  She married Clarence “Smiley” Wise on March 4, 1949 in Clinton, IL.  He preceded her in death January 9, 2003.

Mrs. Wise became a rising star as she began her 25-year career as an Avon Representative earning her accolades and awards from the organization.  Those who knew her loved her, as she was kind, humble, and a great conversationalist.  She was a member of Kincaid Baptist Church where she served as Financial Secretary for many years.  Later in life she would learn to play the organ and would play at church and also served as a choir member alongside her husband.  Her greatest love was her family and her love of bingo with her friends. 

Surviving are her children:  Richie Wise (wife, Vickie) of MI, Rita Phillips (husband, Gary) of WA, Rose Scott (late Larry Scott Sr.) of IL; Terri Latham (husband, Robert) of TX; Karen Paz (husband, John) of TX; Janet Crowder (husband, Dennis) of IL; Darla Gatton of IL; and many grand, great grand, step grand and step great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 22, 2021 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Rev Louis Kunz will officiate.  Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.  Visitation for Mrs. Delores M. Wise will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Masterson’s in Kincaid.         

The family requests Required Face Masks during Funeral, Graveside Services and at the Kincaid Baptist Church.

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Darlene Wise Horner

March 21, 2021 5:31 PM

SO SORRY the hear about Aunt Dees Passing may God be with the Whole family. But she is with eh Whole family now. Im sure  all the Wise boys are giving her a hard time now.  love an hugs to all.

Barry Feyh

March 19, 2021 7:51 PM

Our deepest sympathies are with the Wise family. My parents have been friends with Smiley and Dee since the early 1950's. Our visits to Illinois and theirs to New York are filled with great memories. May she rest in peace. 

Diane Belanger

March 19, 2021 7:38 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss..Sending my deepest and most sincere condolences..RIP dear Delores..Prayers for the family..God Bless.

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