Budelia Wilcox


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Budelia P. Wilcox, 86, of Silvis, formerly of Marion, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Graveside services at the Rock Island National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.
Budelia was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Albert and Mary Abdo Hoffer. She married Raymond Wilcox on Oct. 17, 1945, in Anderson, Ind.
She worked for the Jerry Cady Insurance Agency in Marion before retiring in 1996. In her younger years, she was a dance instructor and traveled with the USO Show. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters (and their spouses), Cynthia (LeRoy) Ulrey, Port Byron, Vikki (Kent) Davis, Port Byron, Priscilla Boughton, Kingston, Wash.; a brother, Edward (Karen) Hoffer, Grand Rapids; sisters, Emily (George) Kraft, Grand Rapids, Marion (John) Shimel, Williamsburg, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Hoffer and Henry Chorey; and sisters, Laura Kemple, Eve Bonnell and Ann Quensen.
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