Julia Wood Redden, 85, of Lincoln, formerly of Metropolis and Taylorville, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Julia was born Oct. 8, 1933 in rural Christian County, the daughter of George and Julia Marguerite Tucker Wood. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1951 and went on to work and retire from Consolidated Communications in Taylorville.
Julia enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening her roses.
Survivors include her sons, John (Arlene) DeWilde of Lincoln, James (Sharon) DeWilde of Effingham and George DeWilde of Lincoln; her grandchildren, Caitlin (Karl) DeWilde Beck of St. Louis, Missouri, Adam (Suzy) DeWilde of Madison, Wisconsin, Melissa (Tyler) Kirk of Sterling and Jordan DeWilde of Rockford; her great-grandchildren, Griffin, Marshall, Josie and Henry; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Joseph DeWilde, Mel Poole and John Redden; and two brothers, Clark and Virgil Wood.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post 306, 321 Market St., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Shafer-Perfetti and Assalley Funeral Home of Taylorvill was in charge of funeral arrangements.