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Eleanor Marie Maxwell Wilson

May 14, 1936 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 85)


Eleanor Marie Maxwell Wilson, age 85, of Martinsville, IL passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County, IL.  She was born May 14, 1936 in Rogerson, Idaho, the daughter of Jesse Raymond Maxwell and Lena Rae Smith Maxwell.  On November 5, 1954 she married Rex Eugene Wilson, Sr. in St. Louis, MO.  They shared 67 wonderful years of marriage; Eleanor always said they never had any major arguments. 

Survivors include her husband, Rex Wilson, Sr. of Martinsville, IL; children, Rex Eugene Wilson, Jr. (Sue) of Oconomowoc, WI; Lena Marie Grotenhuis of Green City, MO; Gary Dean Wilson (Vicki) of Lawrenceville, GA; Jesse Deon Wilson (Teri) of Martinsville, IL; grandchildren, Bradley Doran (Bethany), Elizabeth Dunn (Michael), Lynnetta Sanders (Brian), Jeanette LaFavers (Devin), Stasia Wilson, Veronika Jewell (Sean) and Kimberlee Clements Thompson (Austin); twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Connelly (Dwight) of Martinsville, IL and Patricia Ryan of Martinsville, IL; several nephews and nieces, her Church family and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Eleanor was a 1954 graduate of Martinsville High School and 1955 graduate of Varner’s Beauty School in Paris, IL.  She was a homemaker and a licensed beautician.  She was a talented artist and cake decorator.  She decorated cakes for the Casey IGA for many years.  Eleanor enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, arts, crafts and painting; she could paint anything.  Her memberships include Singing Sams, President of Westfield Baptist Association, Gas Light Art Association, Bible Study Fellowship and Glorietta New Mexico Women’s Retreat. 

Eleanor was a member of the Martinsville First Baptist Church prior to joining Five Points Church in 1996.  She enjoyed participating with the ladies of the Church in their many activities.  Most important to her was her faith in God and her love for her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; they were her greatest joy.  She prayed daily for her precious family.  Her favorite scripture was John 3:16-17; For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Five Points Christian Church with Brother Billie Ray Ulrey officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, IL. Visitation will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Monday prior to the service at Five Points Christian Church, 10998 E 1500th Rd., Marshall, IL 62441.  Per CDC Guidelines indoor masks and face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status.  Attendees should also practice social distancing. 

Memorial donations may be made to Five Points Christian Church, 10998 E 1500th Rd., Marshall, IL 62441.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com.  Greenwell Funeral Home of Martinsville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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November 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Five Points Christian Church

Funeral Service
November 22, 2021

11:30 AM
Five Points Christian Church

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