Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ilene Beatrice (Mitchell) Wilcox

Ilene Beatrice Wilcox, age 76, of 47 Plum Avenue, Shelby, died Sunday afternoon, June 22, 1997, at Med Central Mansfield Hospital after a long illness. She was born September 18, 1920 in Ontario, Ohio the daughter of Frank Roy and Frances Ruth (Houseman) Mitchell.

Mrs. Wilcox was a former employee of Therm-O-Disk in Mansfield, and had done alot of volunteer work in her lifetime. She was a member of the National Wildlife Federation, A.A.R.P. and loved animals.

She was baptized in the Methodist Church.

She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Judy and David McGavic of Lake Orion, Michigan, and Carol Jean Yates of Shelby; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dawn Norris of Mansfield and Gloria Mitchell of Washington; a special nephew, Rev. Edward Brady of Washington.

Mrs. Wilcox was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Damon Wilcox in 1991 and by 3 brothers, Marion Mitchell, Wesley Mitchell and an infant brother.

Calling hours will not be observed. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with her nephew Rev. William Eccles, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Livonia, Michigan, officiating.

Memorial expressions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.

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