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Darla Dea Wilks, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:38 A.M. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Tuesday, December 27, 1949 in Du Quoin, Illinois to parents, John T. & Charlotte (Martin) Wilson. She married Joe Gene Wilks on September 12, 1970 at First United Methodist Church in Du Quoin and he survives.
A Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until service time, 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 26, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 26, 2016 at First United Methodist Chruch in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Victor Long officiating.
Mrs. Wilks is survived by her husband, Joe G. Wilks of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 2 sons, William "B.J." Wilks of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Jonathan Wilks of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brother, Lonny Wilson and wife, Carol of Fredericksburg, Virginia; sister-in-law, Janet Kirk and husband, Danny of Du Quoin, Illinois; and 4 nieces and nephews, Laura Wilson, John Wilson, Sarah Kirk, and Mandan Kirk.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Darla worked for several years at Sharp-Hundley Law Firm, Wood Accounting, and in the Trust Department at First Bank and Trust in Mount Vernon. Darla was a 36-year member of the Whippoorwill Club where she and her family made good friends and many memories. She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Angels On Assignment at First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on December 23, 2016
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