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Wilma L. Rizner

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Wilma L. Rizner

MOUNT MORRIS – Wilma L. Rizner, 88, of Mount Morris, formerly of Dixon, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris.

She was born on April 27, 1925, in Carmi to Obay and Lillian (Griffin) Sanders. She married Dean Rizner on July 11, 1958, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1996.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Kathy) Pate of Fayetteville, N.C., and Clyde Pate of Dixon; two daughters, Sue Greenfield of Mount Morris and Debbie Hetrick of Dixon; grandchildren Cheryl (Tom) Murphy, Tim Pate, Jason Pate, Sarah (Shaun) Smith, Christi (Phill) Plumb, Patti (Mike) Kessel, Tammi (Todd Bishop) Pate, Billie Pate, Rebecca (Jason) Pate-Clevenger, Chris (Amanda) Pate, Brian Huber, Eric Huber, Jeremy (Terri) Greenfield, Jami Nelson, Nichole Miller and Jesse Hetrick; numerous great- and great-great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Helga Pate of Mesa, Ariz.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Yvonne Shipp and Diane Stine; and two sons, Michael Pate and Bill Pate.

She retired from the Jack Mabley Center in Dixon. She was a former member of the First Nazarene Church in Dixon. She loved animals, flowers and gardening, and loved to sing and dance.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Mike Jones of First United Methodist Church in Dixon will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

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