Wanda L. Ausili, 96, of Farmer City formerly of Gibson City passed away at 5:45 pm Friday September 13, 2019 at the Farmer City Rehab and Health Care Center.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday September 20, 2019 at Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City with Pastor Ed Taylor officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Dementia Association or Farmer City Rehab and Health Care Center or Compassus Hospice Care.
Wanda was born on August 5, 1923 in Harpster, Illinois, a daughter of Arthur J. and Viola L. Huxtable Pruitt. She married Arthur W. "Jack" Ausili on June 1, 1946 in Gibson City, they were married for thirty-five years. He preceded her in death on October 18, 1981.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Susan (Jerry) Hoffman of Farmer City; her two grandsons, Jason Hoffman and Jared (Rebecca) Hoffman, both of Farmer City and two great granddaughters, Maddison and Mckenzie.
She was preceded in death by a son Rick A. Ausili; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Genevieve (Eddie) Goldman, Guyla (Elmer "Hummy") Stange and Darlene (Robert "Buzz") Bell and sister-in-law Fairby Pruitt.
Wanda and Jack were the owners of The Park Grill in Gibson City for thirty years. After a year of retirement (bored) Mom enjoyed working at the Gibson City Hospital in the kitchen for 11 years.
Wanda was a very kind, caring woman who loved reading and crossword puzzles until she lost her eyesight. Mom's motto was "hug your loved ones' every chance you can and tell them how much you love them!"
SEP 20. 1:00 PM (CDT)
Drummer Township Cemetery
Gibson City, IL 60936