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ILA M. BROCKSMITH
Ila M. Brocksmith, 97, of Quincy, passed away at 7:44 am Thursday (April 19, 2018) in Blessing Hospital.
Born February 8, 1921 in Steffenville, Missouri, Ila was the daughter of Seth and Selna M. Walker Corben. She was a 1939 graduate of Steffenville High School where she starred in basketball. Ila scored 47 points in a game and her teams were undefeated in her 4 years of high school. Following graduation, Ila moved to the Quad Cities and worked at Service Rubber Boot Company during WW II.
Ila married Raymond Kenneth Brocksmith on March 9, 1946 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1992.
Ila was employed as the head cook at Berrian School for over 25 years, retiring in 1981.
She had attended First Christian Church in Quincy, and was a Past President of the Berrian PTA and a former member of Alpha Chapter 109 Order of Eastern Star. Ila enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, ceramics and all types of arts and crafts. She will be remembered by her family as a wonderful cook.
Survivors include her daughter, Ila Johnson (Mike) of Quincy; two grandchildren Greg Schneider (Susan) of Girard, IL and Mark Schneider (Eunique) of Quincy; four great grandchildren, Raymond Schneider, Samantha Schneider, Donielle Schneider and Calvin Schneider; a brother in law, Joe Brocksmith (Louise) of Riverview, FL and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Brocksmith was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Raymond. Ila was the last survivor of 9 in her family which included four sisters, Clara, Cynthia, Veta, and Betty; and four brothers, Harry, Guy, June and Robert.
Family graveside services will be held with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Sunset Home
The family would like to thank Sunset Home for all their support, kindness and loving care given to Ila and her family.