Rachel T. Wise
Birth Date: August 24, 1921
Death Date: March 23, 2017
Rachel Mary Eloise Trummel Wise , 95, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Rachel was born on August 24, 1921, at a farm near Oreana, Illinois, the daughter of Lewis Henry and Nellie Groves Trummel. She was a graduate of Argenta High School and the University of Illinois. She also attained a masters degree from Illinois State University. She taught school in Brocton, Herrick, Tower Hill, and Pana, Illinois.
Rachel was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur; Illinois Retired Teachers; Christian County Retired Teachers; and Tuesday Club of Pana.
Rachel is survived by her five children: Sue Mitchell of Port Edwards, WI; Gwen (Fred) Kendall of Pearl River, NY; Nan (Larry) Wallace of Moweaqua, IL; Jack (Barb) Wise of Hampshire, IL; and Mark (Laurence Lewis) Wise of Oakland, CA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Agnes Trummel of Lovington, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John Carroll Wise, parents, six brothers and a sister, and three grandchildren.
Services to celebrate Rachel’s life will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N Main St. Decatur. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Monday, March 27, 2017 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in South Macon Cemetery.
The family of Rachel Mary Eloise Trummel Wise is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.
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