Myrtle A. Wolford

August 2, 1930February 12, 2021

Myrtle Wolford, 90, of Belleville, Illinois, born August 2, 1930, passed away February 12, 2021 peacefully at her home “The Farm”, surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the love of her life, Dan Wolford, which she shared over 67 years of true partnership and happiness. Myrtle will forever be remembered for her true faith in God, her love of family, children, and close friends.

In life, Myrtle was a giver in that she always gave her time to help people and to spread the Good News of Jesus. She was a kindergarten teacher, a caregiver, and a helper to all who would take it. To meet her was to meet a lifelong friend. Myrtle always had endless love for her children and, in passing, she will be with God continuing to watch over her family. When you remember Myrtle think of a very special person, wife and mother. In heaven, Myrtle will surely be dancing, singing, whooping, laughing, and seeing all that God had planned for her. Let us rejoice in a life well-lived and well-loved.

Myrtle is survived by her husband Dan and her four children, Douglas, David, Drew and Katherine, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height or depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

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Funeral: Services will be held privately with Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.


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Penny Bobcik

February 27, 2021

Remembering long summer days on “The Farm” with Myrt, Dan and the whole Wolford clan!
Fishing, goats on golf carts, bonfires and endless hours of card playing.
Calling out to the house and Myrt answering “It’s your nickle!”
Cheers to a “life well lived”
You will never be forgotten Myrt 😊
Our prayers and sympathy to the family.
Penny, Brad and Stephanie

Barb Hermann

February 24, 2021

Mr. Wolford and family:
What a legacy of love and generosity your precious wife and mom left behind. Mrs. Wolford was always a wonderful and gracious woman. God bless and know you are kept close in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your beloved wife, mother, and friend. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

Mardy Eisloeffel

February 22, 2021

Dear folks, I offer my deepest sympathy upon the loss of a dear wife, mother, and friend. Myrt was the best! We will all miss her greatly.

Rick Klaas

February 21, 2021

Dan and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. Myrtle will always have a special place in my heart! All the years of chicken dinners and Christmas trees! Heaven has gained a very gracious lady!
God’s Blessing to you and your family!

Rick Klaas

Julie Muskopf Dengler

February 21, 2021

Mrs Wolford was my kindergarten teacher 50 years ago. I will never forget how loving she was to a little girl who didn’t want to be at school. Her caring heart and loving arms carried me through my first year away from home. I ran into her several years ago. I truly believed her when she told me she remembered me. How could she forget the crying girl she carried in her arms while teaching the rest of her students. She is the reason I became a 34 year kindergarten teacher. God Bless you Mrs Wolford. You are forever in my heart!

Tom Tom Rehkemper Family

February 21, 2021

Dan & Family. Sorry to hear about about the passing of Myrtle. Our condolences to you and all of your family. Sincerely, the Tom Rehkemper family.

Kenneth Woodrome

February 21, 2021

Our family will always remember Myrt and her thoughtful and loving letters she wrote to members of our family. As a giver and lifelong friend of my Mom and Dad, Mryt would continue to express her love for our family with more letters and phone calls even after my parents passed. We will always have fond memories of Myrt's strong faith in God and her love of our family.

Bob and Joyce Dintelmann

February 21, 2021

Our sympathy to Dan and all the Family

Dick & Muriel Petrowich

February 21, 2021

Dan, we are so sorry for your loss. We think of you two often. There were a lot of special good old days. You are in our prayers. Dick and Muriel Petrowich

Helen Weible

February 21, 2021

Mr. Wolford & family , Sorry for your loss. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Helen Weible & family.