Wilma Brewer

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wilma Brewer, 90, of Nevada, passed away at Moore-Few Care Center on Nov. 9, 2011. Wilma was born April 9, 1921, in Parker, S.D., to John and Amelia Seffinga. She was married Aug. 16, 1944, in Lamar, Mo., to Schuyler Brewer, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1973.

Wilma met the Lord at an early age and was a member of the Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada. She lived on a farm in Cedar County, Stockton area for many years, and moved to Nevada in 1967. She was employed by Cottey College in food service from 1973 to 1983. Wilma retired and moved to the Spring Village housing complex in 1983 where she remained until 2009. She was always ready to help out wherever and whenever needed and was devoted to volunteer work. While living at Spring Village, she implemented numerous projects which have carried on. When the Senior Center was at Crawford House, Wilma was there every day to volunteer for the meal as well as other programs. The dinners were very important to Wilma. She enjoyed the visiting and networking that came with the dinner events. Wilma spearheaded and joined in the drive to build a new center and was very glad to see the new center built. She was the driving force to get and have installed the flag pole at the Spring Village facility -- a feat that had never been done before. The L.F. Richardson Foundation had never before paid to erect a flag pole on private property. Wilma always kept the flag in honor, and in good repair.

She dearly loved her family and she thoroughly enjoyed her many friends.

She is survived by one son and devoted daughter-in-law, Carl Wayne and Carol Brewer of Nevada; four grandchildren, John Brewer, Rhonda Rowland, Matt Brewer, all of Nevada, and Jeff Brewer of Olathe, Kan; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one niece, Susan Clark of Madison, Wis. Her sister, Grace Trapp, and brother, John Seffinga, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Dennis Engelbrecht officiating. Interment will follow in Carrs Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Mo.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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