Ilene Annett, 85Ilene Elizabeth Annett, age 85, of River Falls, Wis., died Friday, March 1, at the Comforts of Home, River Falls.
Ilene Elizabeth Annett, age 85, of River Falls, Wis., died Friday, March 1, at the Comforts of Home, River Falls.
Ilene was born on March 20, 1927, in Frederic, Wis., the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Carson) Wallingford. She was a 1944 graduate of Frederic High School. Ilene married Earl Annett, the love of her life, on Halloween in 1944. In 1951, the family moved to River Falls, where they raised four children on a farm east of town. Ilene moved into River Falls following the death of Earl in 1991.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth, Wis. Ilene loved spending time with her many friends and family. She was a warm gentle soul with a big heart and ready smile. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Ilene is survived by her four children: JeAnne (Ron) Sweeny, Prescott, Wis.; Rose Annett and Roy Annett, both of River Falls; and Mark Annett, Australia; two grandchildren, Randy (Amber) Rudich, Justin (Tabatha) Stewart; three great-grandchildren, Elora Rudich, Konnor and Josalin Stewart; and her sister Leona Mattson, Frederic, Wis. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a sister, Ruth Layne.
Funeral services for Ilene will be 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Please visit www.hillfuneralservice.com to leave an online condolence.
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