Julia was born in Armstrong, on Feb. 28, 1925, to Nola and Ola Wright. She had two brothers Glen and Dick, who are deceased. She graduated from Armstrong High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked as a veratyper of secure military documents at Chanute Air Force Base, in Rantoul, during World War II.
Julia married Wendell C. Wise on Aug. 25, 1946. They lived in Danville in the home they built themselves for 61 years until Wendell passed away on April 14, 2014.
Julia was a homemaker and also worked many years at Sears in the children's department and later at the Fashion, a women's clothing store in the Village Mall.
Julia has one daughter, Gayle (Don) Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Eric Anderson of Champaign and Julie (Michele) Stilwell of Port Richey, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Stilwell of Tampa, Fla., Rachel (Ric) Vera of Tampa, Fla., Frances Anderson of Champaign; and a great-great-grandson, Jaxon Vera.
A celebration of Julia's life will be held at 11 a.m. on April 1, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville with Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church - United Methodist Women or to University United Methodist Church - Hats and Hands Ministry, 4412 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV, 89119. Please join Julia's family in sharing photos and memories on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 17, 2017