Wilma F. Lewis, age 95 , of La Porte, IN, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at La Porte Hospital.
Wilma was born in Mc Leansboro, IL, on January 6, 1924 to Harry G. and Nora M. (Gibbs) Gunter.
On May 25, 1943, she married Howard A. Lewis in St. Louis, MO. Surviving are her beloved children, Ronald (Norma) Lewis and Robert (Edwina) Lewis, both of La Porte, IN; four grandchildren, Ronald A. Lewis, Pamela (Brian) Dolan, David (Erin) Lewis, and Lisa (Tom) Typpi; seven great-grandchildren, Jaclyn and Lianna Lewis, Scott (Brittany) Typpi, Seth Typpi, Samantha (Craig) Stidham Fiona Dolan and Ava Pumroy; four great, great-grandchildren, Jerzey, Paizley, and Eazton Stidham and Ava Typpi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters; and four brothers.
Wilma worked as a seamstress on clothing and upholstery. She was a member of First Church of God. Wilma enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing, playing cards, especially Skip-Bo, and watching her great-grandchildren "steal" rice crispy treats. The grandchildren especially enjoyed teasing her about her "blue" hair.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 pm, on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Gholson Funeral Home, 500 S. Washington, Mc Leansboro, IL. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 - 8 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, IN and from 11 am until the time of service, Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Gholson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to First Church of God: Belize Church Mission, 2020 E. Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.