Elizabeth Louise Wise, 91, of Alton, passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
She was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Scottville, the daughter of Charles and Ora (Mullen) Fanning.
She married Leroy L. Wise on Oct. 12, 1968, in Greenville, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wise was an auditor with the IRS for more than 37 years. After retiring from the IRS, she and her husband owned a Kwik Kopy store in Springfield. She had been a member of United Methodist Church in Bethalto.
She is survived by three nieces, Jenny Stewart of East Alton, Lana and Bob Carlson of Norfork, Neb., and Sheila Hargreaves of Omaha, Neb.; a great-nephew and his wife, Gregory and Peggy Hosford of Godfrey; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her husband, Leroy, she is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marjorie Hosford; and a brother, John Fanning.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral at 10 a.m. at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Burial will take place in Roselawn Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church in Bethalto.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at http://www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com/.