Wilma Serelia (Corwell) Sturgeon, 97 of Canton passed away at 9:30 AM Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. She was born on October 20, 1917 in Harrisburg, IL. to William and Leah (Lindsey) Crowell. Wilma married Don Sturgeon on September 9, 1947 in Canton. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2001. Also preceding her were her parents and 2 sisters; Billie Lee McCaskey and an infant. Surviving is several cousins and friends.
Wilma worked for the Fulton County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse from 1946-1980. She was the Health Officer for 7 years from 1961-1968. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ in Canton. Wilma graduated from Canton High School and St. John’s Nursing School in Springfield.
Services will be 2:15 PM Tuesday, July 28th; Graveside in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton with the Rev. Sue Harrington officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Memorials can be made to her church. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com