Wilma (Peterson) Porter

March 19, 1920 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 100)


Wilma Porter, 100, of Sullivan and formerly of Carterville and Marion, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Mason Point in Sullivan.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Bob Morwell officiating.

Memorial contributions are the preferred form of remembrance and can be made to the Carterville First United Methodist Church or to the Salvation Army.

Wilma was born March 19, 1920, to Mayme (Oliver) and Fred Peterson, in Creal Springs. They moved to Carterville soon thereafter! Wilma graduated from Carterville Elementary and High Schools. She later attended Business College in Evansville, Indiana for 2 years. She married Captain Charles Porter on October 16, 1941. When WWII ended, they moved to Chicago, residing there approximately 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carl; and husband, Charles.

Wilma is survived by her nephew, Jim (Barbara) Peterson of Mattoon; niece, Jeri (Jim) Huckaba of Mattoon; great-niece, J’nai (Cliff) Wiley of Sidney; and  great great-niece, Henlea Wiley.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carterville.

Services under direction of Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. 




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Graveside Service
January 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Hillcrest Cemetery
Willow Street
Carterville, IL Illinois 62918


First United Methodist Church-Carterville
301 Pine Street, Carterville IL 62918
Tel: 1-618-985-4511

Salvation Army
906 Tower Square Plaza, Marion IL 62959
Tel: 1-618-993-5854

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