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Wilma F. Allenspach-Knight

February 10, 1920 February 17, 2020
Wilma F. Allenspach-Knight
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Obituary for Wilma F. Allenspach-Knight

Wilma Francis Allenspach-Knight passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at her residence, Buehler Home in Peoria, Illinois.  

Wilma was born in Benson, Illinois, February 10, 1920 to William Janssen and Kate Broers.  She married Harvey C. Allenspach in 1940.  He preceded her in death in 1994.  She married Lester Knight in 2001.

She is survived by her husband, Lester W. Knight, of Peoria, IL, 2 children, Janet S Allenspach, of Los Osos, California and James M Allenspach, of Dunedin, Florida, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, a step son, Morris “Gene” Pike of Etna, Wyoming and 2 step grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  A daughter, Linda Allenspach Revere, of Sacramento, California, preceded her in death.  

A high school graduate, she completed her education at Brown’s Business College in Peoria and was a real estate agent for numerous firms in the Peoria area. She was a member of the Unity Church of Peoria.  As a young woman, Wilma was a proficient amateur tennis player, achieving several awards in the Tazewell County area. Throughout her life Wilma enjoyed being outdoors.  She loved to hike, forage in the woods for mushrooms, nuts and other products of nature’s bounty.  Along with her husband, Harvey, Wilma was an avid square dancer.  She delighted in sewing her own elaborate dresses and matching western shirts for Harvey.  Wilma volunteered at Methodist and Proctor hospitals through the Candy Stripe programs.  She enjoyed being of assistance to others.

Memorial services will be held at the Unity Church of Peoria at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 3127 N Avalon, Peoria, Illinois with a one hour prior visitation. Interment follows at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Unity Church of Peoria.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

11

Apr

1:00 PM 4/11/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/11/2020 2:00:00 PM
Unity Church of Peoria

3127 N Avalon Pl,
Peoria, IL 61604

Unity Church of Peoria
3127 N Avalon Pl, Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

11

Apr

2:00 PM 4/11/2020 2:00:00 PM
Unity Church of Peoria

3127 N Avalon Pl,
Peoria, IL 61604

Unity Church of Peoria
3127 N Avalon Pl, Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Unity Church of Peoria

3127 N Avalon Pl,
Peoria, IL 61604
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