Wilma Dakin

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Wilma Ethel Dakin, 77, of Scott City died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at the home of a son in Olmsted, Ill.

She was born July 12, 1924, at Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Louie E. and Rosie Jane Belk Menees. She and Charles James Dakin were married Aug. 17, 1943. He died Feb. 3, 1987.

She worked as a secretary at Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Survivors include three sons, James Dakin of Bridgeview, Ill., David Dakin of Olmsted and Jesse Dakin of Scott City; three daughters, Inis Tennant of Harcie, Ill., Mary Zander of Scott City and Ella Russell of Chaffee, Mo.; a brother, James Menees of Albuquerque, N.M.; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Jack Owens officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Memorial Cemetery in Scott City.