Wilma Jane Farrar passed away on Jan. 25, 2017, at Hoosier Village Retirement Center in Zionsville, Indiana. She moved from Mount Carmel, Illinois, in 2012 to be near her daughters.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1926, in Albion. Wilma was the daughter of Nelson and Anna (Keeling) Hortin.
She married Ray H. Farrar on Nov. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2006. Also preceding her in death were sisters Thelma Steckler and Ava Waltz, and granddaughter Ashley Wright.
She graduated from Albion Community High School class of 1943. Wilma worked as a secretary at Meissner Manufacturing Co. and also at TW George Oil Co.
She graduated from Wabash Valley College with an associate degree in 1977. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 60 years and a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a deaconess.
Wilma was a teacher at the church daycare center and a board member from 1970 until it closed in 2002. She was a 4-H Leader for 7 years with her sister Thelma. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and had a special affection for England and Harlaxton castle.
Left to cherish Wilma’s memory is her two daughters Linda Wilcox (husband Dan and daughters Erin Krebs and Alison Glorioso (husband Chris and daughter Madeline) and son Justin Krebs (wife Mandy and sons Harrison and Conrad) and Shawn Wilcox, and daughter Janet Wright (husband Bill and daughters Erica and Abigail) and son John Farrar (wife Nancy). Wilma has many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Eighth and Market Streets, Mount Carmel, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Short Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com.
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Wilma’s family.