She is described as plump, and as gray as her husband, but still smooth-cheeked. She usually wears a blue fringed shawl.
She helps Faile bandage Perrin after the Waterwood Trolloc ambush and provides a poultice and sleeping draught.
Ila searches for wounded soldiers ans marks the dead with an "X". She discourages her husband from picking weapons and fight saying that it is not their purpose. She deeply regrets her decision of turning her back on Aram instead of trying to bring him back. She also feels disgusted at the men who are picking the dead soldiers pockets.