Elizabeth Wakefield, 79, of Centerville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
She was born the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Craig) Bainter on Oct. 18, 1933 in Omaha, Neb. She graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif.
On June 16, 1951, Elizabeth was united in marriage to Robert Molloy Wakefield in Bell Flower, Calif. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert M. Wakefield, Sr.; a brother, Dick Bainter; and a sister, Jacqueline Bainter.
Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Robert Wakefield and his wife, Jeane of Mystic, Jeffrey Wakefield and his wife, Jennifer of Centerville; daughters, Susan Clark and Robbie Wakefield both of Centerville; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with burial to follow in the Elgin Cemetery north of Mystic. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.
Memorials may be made in her name and left at the funeral home.
The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville is caring for the Wakefield family at this time and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.