Obituary: Wilma M. Ingram, 89, of Hannibal

Wilma M. Ingram
Posted: Dec. 27, 2018 4:43 pm

Wilma M. Ingram, 89, of Hannibal, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the First Christian Church in Hannibal. Pastor Steve Barker will officiate.

Graveside services and burial will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hunnewell I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hunnewell.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the First Christian Church.

The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel of Hannibal.

Wilma was born on May 17, 1929, in rural Marion County, the daughter of C. Bentley and Bessie (Hays) Sherry.

She was previously married to Pete Ingram, he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Ingram of Hannibal; grandson, Jordan Ingram of Springfield; and nephew, Clinton Sherry.

Mrs. Ingram was preceded in death by her father, C. Bentley Sherry; mother, Bessie Hays Sherry Fohey; brother, James Sherry; and nephew, Winton Sherry.

Wilma graduated from Hunnewell High School in 1947. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital in the business office and retired from Hannibal Regional Hospital as a cashier.

Wilma was a past member of the Hannibal Chapter 94 Order of Eastern Star. She was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal. Wilma had served on the church board, was member of the Disciples Women’s Ministries (CWF), Sew & Sew Club and was a member of the Keystone Sunday School Class.

Wilma’s love was her family and cherished the time spent helping raise her grandson, Jordan. In her free time, Wilma enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and cooking for her family and friends in her younger years.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made the family and video tribute viewed on Wilma’s memorial page at


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