Wilma Fay Wilson, 95, of Belle Plaine, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Unity Point-St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with the Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Burial will be in Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
Wilma is survived by a son, Tom (Diane) Wilson of Marengo; a brother, Jack (Betty) Vinall of Savannah, Ga.; three grandchildren, Alison Foughty (Scott) of Polk City, Johnette Hayes of Belle Plaine and Ashley Meek (Jordan) of Williamsburg; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Payton, Spencer, Davis, Erika, Avery and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in December 1987; her parents; a daughter, Florence Hayes, in 2013; and a son-in-law, John Hayes, in 2010.
Wilma Vinall was born Nov. 29, 1922, in rural Kellogg, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Bernice Cooper Vinall. She graduated from Searsboro High School and received her nursing degree from Marshalltown Community College. She was united in marriage to Ernest Wilson in Missouri in 1945. Wilma was one of the first employees when the Marengo Hospital opened its doors. She proudly held her nursing license for 50 years. Following her retirement from the hospital, Wilma worked as an in-home care nurse.
Besides her nursing profession, Wilma helped her husband with the farm duties and was a loving wife and mother. She was a 4-H leader and also a member of the Eastern Star. Wilma volunteered for many years within the community as well as at Camp Wapsie. She loved to travel and do needlework.
Online condolences may be left at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.