Winifred G. Wild

Winifred Grace “Winnie” (Morse) Wild, a long-time resident of Carlinville, passed away at the age of 85 on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev., at Vegas Valley Senior Care Residence.

Winnie was born on June 6, 1933, to parents Fred S. and Ida Mildred (Phillips) Morse in Carlinville. On Feb. 2, 1952, she married Prentiss D. Wild Sr. in New York, N.Y. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2004.

During her lifetime, Winnie took on many roles. First and foremost, she was a loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Winnie was a homemaker as well as the co-owner, with husband Prentiss, of Wild Surveying Company. She also operated Morse Orchard in Carlinville the last several years it was open. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, gardening and making crafts. Winnie was a graduate of the 1951 Carlinville High School class. She was a member of the Carlinville United Methodist Church, The B.P.W., and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Winnie is survived by her three sons, Prentiss D. (Sandy) Wild Jr. of Carlinville, Gerald A. Wild of Manchester, Mo., and Scott Wild of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Deanna G. (Anthony) Serio of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Jessica, Melodie, Felecia, Suzanne, Renee, Thomas, Justin and Alexandra; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Dorothea, Miracle, Shaman, Levi, Lucas, Charles, Maxwell and Theodore; four brothers, Theodore P. Morse of Carlinville, Richard W. (Alice) Morse of Carlinville, Allen D. Morse of Alton and Daniel G. (Katherine) Morse of Portalegre, Portugal; a sister, Doris Elaine Turley of Carlinville; and several nieces and nephews.

Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mildred; husband, Prentiss D. Wild Sr.; and daughter Andrea G. Wild.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Carlinville United Methodist Church in Carlinville, with Rev. Rex Hendrix and Rev John Curtis officiating. Visitation was held an hour before the service at the church. Burial took place in the Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Carlinville United Methodist Church and Carlinville Area Hospital.

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