Ilene Louell Echols, 69, of Parkersburg passed away April 29, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Chloe, W.Va., Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Harley and Minnie May Hicks.
She was retired from the Wood County Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed drawing, reading, walking, playing cards and games.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Echols; one son, John D. Echols Jr. (Debra Blanks and her children, Dougie, Emily and Maria) of Parkersburg; one daughter, Minnie Joy (Dana "Butch") of Rockport, W.Va.; and five siblings, Rosie Wolfe, Wilma Sams (Ralph) and Joy Marquis, all of Parkersburg, Creed Hicks of Belpre, Ohio, and Delbert Hicks of Marietta, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Lucas (Paul) and Donnie Arthur; sister-in-law, Elaine Hicks; and brother-in-law, Joe Marquis.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Jim Lynch officiating. Interment will follow at the Hicks Cemetery in Chloe, W.Va. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the funeral home.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com