SIKESTON - Ida Lou Wimberley, 64, died at 7:55 a.m. Feb. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born March 27, 1937, in Prairie, Miss., daughter of the late William and Isa Bell Coplin Dodds, she was a sewing machine operator for International Hat Company at Oran. She also worked on the finishing line for Hammond Organ (Sikeston Woodworking) and was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church.
On Jan. 14, 1965, in Wickliffe, Ky., she married Oneal Wimberley Sr., who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Lori Wimberley of Blodgett and Pete and Tina Wimberley of Sikeston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Charlie Hoffmann and Candy and Rick Dirickson of Sikeston; two stepsons and a daughter-in-law, Donald and Terri Wimberley of Tyler, Texas, and Wayne Wimberley of Gonzales, La.; four stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Walter Adams of Sikeston, Carolyn and Charles Dill of Atlanta, Ga., Wanda and Richard Compass of Festus and Barbara and Tony Trombetta of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Della Dodds and Ruby Rhyne of Sikeston; and 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Amos Johnson and the Rev. Steve Vester, pastor of Old Bethel Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery at Morley.