April 1, 1924 – March 7, 2018
Peoria - Arlene Wise, 93 of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home. Born April 1, 1924 in Decatur, Illinois to Arvel and Lucinda (Beery) Landes; she married James Wise on June 22, 1947. He survives. Also surviving are their children, Jed, Jock (Beth) and Taryn (Kiumars) Wise; and her brother, Dale (Imogene) Landes. Arlene began her teaching career in a little one room schoolhouse near Blue Mound, Illinois. She then enjoyed a 49 year career with Peoria Public Schools District #150 and teaching at the Blaine-Sumner and Keller schools. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Peoria with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Rodney Kennedy and Rev. Jim Middleton will officiate. Cremation has been accorded by Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or UnityPoint Hospice in Peoria.