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Iona M. Wise

October 27th, 1932 – May 28th, 2023

Iona M. Wise, age 90 of Macomb, IL, formerly of Astoria, passed away at 2:30 am on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at The Elms in Macomb. She was born on October 27, 1932 in Rushville, IL, the daughter of George G. and Flossie F. (Ogden) Wise.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Marsha Colletta of Oakland, OR, Ed (and Kathryn) Wise of Worland, WY, Dan (and Robin) Wise of Bolingbrook, IL, Kristen (and Brad) Bettencourt of Arnold, MD and Carrie Wise of Astoria, IL and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Iona was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, George H. Wise, Gilbert Wise and Ronald Wise and her special friend Jim Curless.

She was an Astoria High School graduate and a graduate of Quincy Beauty Academy. She was the owner and operator of Iona’s Cut and Curl in Astoria for many years.

Iona was a member of the Astoria United Methodist Church and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed duck hunting with Jim and even had matching shotguns. She also was an official member of the “Golden Girls” of Astoria.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 30th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Bob Greene will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Astoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Iona’s memory may be made to The Elms in Macomb.


May 29th, 2023

So very sorry to hear of Iona's passing. Deepest sympathies to the family. Brian Bucher

May 29th, 2023

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time. Bob and Melba Baker

May 29th, 2023

Iona was such a kind and dear lady. She and my oldest brother, Jim Bucher, were classmates. Later, she always did my mom's hair (Mom loved her!) Praying for comfort and wonderful memories for all who lived Iona. Alice & Wendell Clanin

May 29th, 2023

My deepest sympathy to Iona's family and friends. She and I was in the Spoon River Professional Club Lewistown many years ago. She was always so friendly and caring. She will be missed but always remembered in everyones thoughts and prayers. Lorenda Spilker

May 29th, 2023

So sorry for your family's loss of Iona. She was a very special friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Deb Park

May 30th, 2023

Thoughts and prayers for all families and friends
She was such a sweetheart
Such a kind and loving person
Will be fondly remembered by all
The Malott Families
Bev Taylor and family

May 31st, 2023

When visiting our mother at the Elms, we always visited with Iona. Such a sweet lady. Donna Hamblin and Kathy Pollitt

June 16th, 2023

A great friend in occupation and personal. She also one that talked me into going to beauty school. Fly high Iona.

June 16th, 2023

A great friend in occupation and personal. She also one that talked me into going to beauty school. Fly high Iona. Marilyn Biesenthal

October 29th, 2023

Very behind, but didn’t know she had passed away. She was a good Christian lady and wonderful friend of my mom. Hope their blanket throw made it to a good home.