Wilma Jean "Cotton" Shadowens, age 76, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022 at Herrin Hospital.
Wilma was born September 28, 1945 in Marion, Illinois, a daughter of Russell and Francis Loudene (Malone) Jackson. She married the love of her life, Walter Eugene Shadowens, in Marion on June 16, 1962. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1989. She spent her life as a homemaker, caring for her family.
Son- Scott and Lora Shadowens
Son- Greg and Michelle Shadowens
Daughter-in-law- Cheryl Shadowens
Grandchildren- Brandy and Sam Tyner
Jessica and Cory Stearns
Courtney and Derek Marks
Anthony and Christy Shadowens
Great Grandchildren- Norah Marks
Sisters- Lois Fox
Linda and Charlie Smith
Brother- Carl and Diane Jackson
She was preceded in death by her parents- Loudene and Russell Jackson, loving husband- Eugene Shadowens, beloved son- Michael Shadowens, brother- Eddie Parker, and granddaughter-in-law- Trista Shadowens.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 11:00 AM at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.