Ura M. Wiggers

May 22, 1929February 4, 2014
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Ura Wiggers, 84, of Springfield passed away on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born on May 22, 1929 in Springfield to Delbert H. and Wilma Musick Cooley. Ura married John Wainwright in 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1965. She then married Fred S. Wiggers in 1967 and he preceded her in death in 1996.

She is survived by her son Roger Wainwright of Chatham, her daughter Lois Pruitt of Springfield, four grandchildren: Cori (James) Porter, Scott (Bridgett) Pruitt, Megan Pruitt, and Ashlee Wainwright, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant sister Norma Jean Cooley.

Ura worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation and retired in 1984 after thirty years of service. She was a member of the Springfield Chapter of the Sweet Adelines since 1965, a twenty five year member of the Flower City Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir since 1943. She enjoyed traveling overseas, going on cruises, and hosting parties and events with family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday February 7, 2014 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. The family will meet friends from 10:00am until the time of service at the funeral home Friday. A private burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Brittin Cemetery near Cantrall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 7, 2014

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Joanne (Fleck) Gaston

March 13, 2014

Lois and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not realize she had passed until today. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

February 8, 2014

Ura has been a very dear friend for a very long time. Ken went to highschool with Ura & Jack. Ken stood up at Ura & Jack's wedding & Jack stood up for our wedding. We have many fond memories of the things we did together with their family. We were unable to attend the service for Ura to express our condolences to Lois, Roger & family but want you to know our thoughts & prayers are with you. Ken & Violet Brickler

Mary Ladson

February 8, 2014

My sympathy to the family. I knew your mom from Sweet Adelines. Ura was a lot of fun had great times with her. She will always be in your heart.

Scott Pruitt

February 6, 2014

She was my grandma...she was sweet, fiery, full of energy and loved her family. I had the pleasure of enjoying her meals, grandpa Freds dirty jokes at the dinner table, and my uncle Roger making sure everyone smiled. We are family. and not a day goes by I am not remembering the good times we shared, I live 6 houses down on Delaware where they lived so every time I drive past I think of both of them, and my family. I love all of you, and even though she is gone...the memories remain.

February 6, 2014

Lois and Roger, My mom, Alice, and I send you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Mom reminds me that my dad, Delbert H., and your mom,went to Lanphier together,and in later years, while we were growing up on the north end, they would run into each other and really enjoy some "stories". They both had a great sense of humor and had fun with the memories. Dad was also involved in singing, and I bet their voices are blending together now eternally. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your families.
Sheryl and Alice Reynolds

February 6, 2014


Our sympathy on the death of your mother.

Carol and Jim Bressan

Pam Long

February 5, 2014

What a wonderful lady! Was blessed to have spent many nights with her as a young girl while she and mom sang in Sweet Adelines and had quartet practice. Loved playing with the yorkies! I hope she and Fred are enjoying their reunion in heaven. Prayers with you all during this time.

Brenda Bohlen

February 5, 2014

Ours was a special bond. One I will never forget and always cherish. Love you Aunt Ura. Your niece Brenda

Dave Pruitt

February 5, 2014

Cori, Scott, & Megan - What a great "Gramma" she was to you guys. Many great visits and "sleepovers" at their Delaware Dr. home, and, as many others have mentioned here in their "memory entries", she and Grampa Fred did know how to "entertain". She was a good Mother-In-Law, and loved the singing with Sweet Adelines. Now she is at peace, and may your families, Uncle Roger (& his family), and your mother find many lasting memories in those moments shared with her over all the years.

Delmar and Carol Aukamp

February 5, 2014

Ura was a great lady and we enjoyed spending time with her and with Fred. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.