Ila M. Mann was born in rural Artesian South Dakota, May 8, 1915 the daughter of Irvin G. and Mae (Williamson) Hamm. She married Ernest Schlicht in 1973. He died in 1982. Then, in 1996, she married Wesley Mann. He passed away in 2007. Her parents, a brother and a sister also preceded her in death.
Ila taught in one-room schools from 1934-1950. She taught in Artesian and Wessington Springs prior to retirement. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church most of her life and was a very active and devoted member. Ila moved to the Apache Junction, AZ in the mid 1980’s.
She is survived by a nephew, Wesley (wife Jeanine) Hamm of Springfield IL, two nieces; Naomi Allyn of Tucson, AZ and Lois (husband David) Thurner of Hebron, IN. There are several great nieces and nephews.
Those that wish may direct memorial contributions to the Mitchell food pantry
for disadvantaged families.