Wilmetta Wax Feezor, of Indianola, died October 20, 2021. Wilmetta was born, February 3, 1933, in Indianola, IL. She was the daughter of Hubert and Lottie Spitzsmesser Wax. She married Herman Feezor, August 25, 1957, who preceded her in death, on June 9th, 2008. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Jane (Wesley) Grimes of Danville, IL and Dr. Lori Ann (Benjamin) Ribble of Franklin, IL, and a son Daniel Richard (Jenny) Feezor of Waverly, IL. Also, three granddaughters, Janet Louise Feezor of Chatham, IL, Samantha Jane Grimes of Castalia, NC, and Mikah Renee Ribble of Franklin, IL, two grandsons, Garrett Richard Feezor, of Champaign, IL and Noah Joe Ribble, of Franklin, IL and one step grandchild Adam Grimes (Amanda) of Danville, IL. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, June Bannon of Danville, IL and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Hubert and Lottie (Spitzsmesser) Wax, of Indianola, IL, her husband, Herman Feezor of Indianola, IL, and her husband’s parents Claude and Mabel (Powell) Feezor of Danville, IL. Also preceding her in death are all of her brothers and sisters (6).
She was a graduate of Indianola high school and attended Utterback and Brown Business college in 1951. She worked for the PMA office while going to Utterback and started her career as a bookkeeper for the Muller Johnson Baking Company, then went to Three Sisters and later joined the Consolidated Products Company, on the old Ottawa Road west of Danville. After working for them for four years, she later took the Civil Service test and went to work for the Veterans Administration Hospital in April of 1957 and retired in 1994 as a clerical clerk working in the contact office, dietetic department and last in engineering. She was a member of the Indianola Methodist church all her life.
She had been a Sunday School teacher, teaching the youth and the adult class. She had played the piano for church and Sunday school since 1946 until she was no longer able in 2015. Her life was devoted to family and friends and as Will Rodgers said, “she never met a person she didn’t like”. She had a knack for making words rhyme and love to entertain friends and family with her funny poems. She loved the music of the forties and fifties and had many pieces of sheet music which she enjoyed playing on the piano.
Wilmetta’s visitation will be at the Indianola United Methodist Church, 1 N. High St., Indianola, IL 61850 on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 10 AM with the funeral following at 11 AM. Interment services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola will follow the funeral service. Her family has entrusted her care to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, Illinois 200 E. West St. Georgetown, Illinois 61846. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.