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Wilma I. Dameron

Wilma I. Dameron, nee Turner, 78, of Collinsville, Illinois, born on February 10, 1935 in Pikeville, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Illinois.

Mrs. Dameron was a packer for PVO International, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri for 23 years. She was a life member of the Collinsville Jaycees, life member of the American Legion Auxiliary, life member of the VFW Post 5691 Ladies Auxiliary, Collinsville, Illinois, and she attended the First Baptist Church, Collinsville, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Pershing Dameron, on July 23, 2005; her parents, Dexter and Maybelle, nee Songer, Turner; three brothers, Leonard, Ramsey and Ernest Turner; and a sister, Leona Turner.

Surviving are her two daughters, Patsy (Dennis) Hagopian of Granite City, Illinois and Sharon Medley of Rock Island; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Freddie (Norma) Turner of Pikeville; three sisters, Zora Brake of Collinsville, Illinois, Rozella Clendenon of Spencer, and Wanda Smith of Whitwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Funeral services were held October 28 at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Illinois with Rev. Mike Evans officiating. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, Illinois.

Arrangements were entrusted to Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Ltd. of Collinsville, Illinois.

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