Mildred R. LePes, age 97 of Pocahontas, IL, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
She was born on Tuesday, January 31, 1922, in Jonesboro, AR, the daughter of Burton and Myrtle (nee Draper) Wilkins.
She married Jerry Charles LePes who passed away on Sunday, June 20, 1965.
She was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and grew up in East St. Louis, IL. Following her marriage, she lived in East St. Louis, IL until moving to Pocahontas, IL in 1970. She enjoyed arts and crafts.
Daughter – Sandra E. Foster, Pocahontas, IL
Daughter – Vicki J. LePes, Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – John Alexander Foster, Jr., West Virginia,
Grandchild – Gina Louise Gordon, Chattanooga, TN
Grandchild – Mike Beedy, Bird City, KS
Great Grandchildren – Three
Sister – Loretta Jenkins, Arizona,.
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Burton Oliver Wilkins – Died 5/2/1982
Mother – Myrtle Mae Wilkins (nee Draper) – 12/10/1942
Husband – Jerry Charles LePes – Died 6/20/1965
Son – Richard G. LePes Thompson – Died 4/11/2003, Barsto, CA
Sister – Frances Reed – Died 12/1985
Sister – Hazel B. Schneider – Died 11/26/1994
Brother – Clarence L. Wilkins – Died 2/3/2001
Brother – Earl Wilkins – Died 6/29/1941
Brother – Willie Grant Wilkins – 4/1968.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Donors Choice.