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Wilberta Mae (Geist) Webb
February 14, 1939 ~ May 2, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Wilberta Mae Webb, 84, of Hillsboro, IL passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 3:09 a.m., at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro IL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. Rev. Mike Plummer, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Graveside service and burial, in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL, will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Monday.
Mrs. Webb was born on February 14, 1939, in Kingman, Kansas, to the late Wilbur Franklin and Mildred Marie (Van Riper) Geist. She was a graduate of Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. She married Gary Dean Webb, on June 23, 1961 in Ottawa, Kansas. He preceded her in death on September 19, 2014.
When Mrs. Webb was a toddler, her father was called up with the National Guard. She was raised as an “Army Brat”, living in Europe, Guam, and throughout the United States. After marrying Gary, she again moved several times due to her husband’s career with the Army Corps of Engineers, building dams in Manhattan, KS; Centerville, IA; Carlyle, IL; Shelbyville, IL; Perry, MO; Marksville, LA; and Alton, IL. She was a career Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Webb was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. From the age of 16 until her death, she served God as a Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Webb was a lifelong devoted follower of Christ, finding a church for Sunday services wherever life took her.
Mrs. Webb is survived by her four children, Douglas (wife Kara) Webb of Lafayette, IN, Bradley Webb of Carrollton, IL, Jeffrey (wife Belinda) Webb of Montgomery, AL and Deborah (husband Brian) Atkins of Hillsboro, IL; ten grandchildren, Katarina, Kameron, Blaikley, Tiffany (husband Cody), Tatyana, Mikal, Elijah, Isaiah, Chloe and Josiah; one great grandchild, Cooper; one sister, Naoma Lowe of Florence, SC; one brother, LaRay Geist of Wimberley, TX; and one brother-in-law, Gordon (wife Marilyn) Webb of Hannibal, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers-in-law, Donald Lowe & Gale Webb and one sister-in-law, Virginia Geist.
Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.