Wilma J. Cummings
Wilma J. Cummings PEKIN - Wilma J. Cummings, 83, of Pekin, IL, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton, IL. Wilma was born on July 4, 1933, in Harrisburg, AR, to William Luther and Dona Dora (VanHoozer) Hampton. She married Arley Cummings on April 3, 1954, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on December 22, 2008. Also preceding in death are her parents, one infant son, two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are three sons, Joel (Trudi) Cummings of Pekin, Randy Cummings of Largo, FL, and Steven Cummings of Marquette Heights, IL; and four grandchildren, Juli Cranwill of Tremont, IL, Joshua (Kelly) Scalf of Winchester, CA, Rachelle (A.J.) Parn of Tremont and Clayton (Carrie) Cummings of Pekin; and seven great-grandchildren. Wilma was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, who also often worked outside the home, including at Kroger, American Distillery and Pekin Hospital. She then worked with her husband in their businesses, A&W Antiques and Blue Diamond Traders, both in Pekin. She was a member of the McArthur Drive Baptist Church in North Pekin and attended the Aripeka Baptist Church in Florida. She enjoyed painting, playing cards and games and dancing and enjoyed sports of all kinds. Wilma played high school basketball and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Dr., Pekin, with the Rev. Judy Doyle officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens, immediately following the services. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc., 1500 Parkside Ave., Morton, IL 61550 or First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554. To view Wilma's tribute page or to send an online condolence, go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com .
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