“Libby” (Compton) Basham, 94, passed
away on Thursday, September
15, 2011 at 8:15pm at the Mt.CarmelSeniorLivingCenter
in St. Charles, MO after a short illness.
was born August 2,
1917, in Memphis, TN, the daughter of Marvin Ditzler
and Anna Mae (Simpson) Compton. She married John Thomas Wimberly on May 18,
1935 at Texico, Jefferson Co, IL. They divorced in 1969. John passed
July 30, 2007. Four children were born from this union: Janice, Thomas,
Brenda, and Jackie.
Jennings Basham onMay 4, 1988, and
passed away on October 6, 1993 in Elizabethtown, KY.
Elizabeth “Libby” was a
restaurateur and was the owner or
manager of several restaurants in Marion, IL.
Travelodge Motel building in 1968-1969 and was
the Skelly Truck Stop Restaurant when it first opened in Marion. She was
the hostess for the Motel
Marion Restaurant for several years. Elizabeth
was known for her delicious “Chicken & Dumplin’s.”
Elizabeth is survived by a
brother, Alfred Marvin Compton,
of Peoria, Arizona, and a sister, Ada Blanche Sodders of Mt. Vernon,
IL; a son,
Thomas L. Wimberly of Marion, IL; daughters Janice Ramelle Evans of
Springfield, IL; Brenda Kay Dare (Mike) of St. Charles, MO; and Jackie
Hack (Bob) of Elizabethtown, KY; grandsons Jeffrey Scott Lindner
Marion, IL; Shannon Lee Wimberly (Rachel) of Carrier Mills, IL; Steven
Wimberly (Cindy) of Roeland Park, KS; Michael Sean Dare (Jennifer) of
Wentzville, MO; Jesse Andrew Dare (Gretchen) of St. Charles, MO; and
Jones (Tiffany) of Bridge City, TX; granddaughters Jilayne Wood Horn
Auburn, IL, Leslie Lynn Pena-Santos, Elizabethtown, KY, Elizabeth Ann
Harvey (Jeremy), West Liberty, KY, and
Lynn Miller (Jeffrey) Elizabethtown, KY; 17 great-grandchildren,
many nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Floyd Ditzler Compton,
Abernathy Compton, Kenneth Oakley Compton, sisters Lucille Virginia
Gertrude Yule, and Lula Mae Richards
Private Family viewing will be at 1:00pm with graveside services at
2:00pm on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, in the chapel at the Mt.
Vernon, IL Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3.9 miles West of interstate 57
on State RT 15 with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating. Those wishing
to attend gather at the chapel prior to the 2pm service.
The Baue Funeral Home of O'Fallon, MO is in charge of the graveside
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