Wilma Lee Shupe
Wilma Lee Shupe, 85, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, after a brief illness. She was born on March 22, 1932, in Lamar, to Ora L. and Bertie A. (Lloyd) Faubion. She married Charles “Chick” Shupe on Dec. 16, 1950, in Lamar and he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2011.
Wilma attended Lamar High School and graduated in 1950. After their marriage, she and Chick moved to Nevada in 1952. Wilma worked for Swift Fertilizer for many years before purchasing the business with the partnership of Elton Caldwell, which was formerly known as C & S Fertilizer. After retiring, she enjoyed gardening and raising cattle with Chick on their farm. Wilma was also a member of the Bronaugh Christian Church where she played piano for many years.
Wilma is survived by two sons, both of Nevada: Ken Shupe and his wife, Alice, and Doug Shupe and his wife, Lynne; three granddaughters, Jill Smith and her husband, Brian, Nevada, Ashley Forkner and her husband, Nathan, Richards, and Whitney Forkner, Nevada; five great-grandchildren, Bronson and Adison Smith, Mason and Rhett Forkner and Jackson Montgomery; one brother-in-law, John Shupe, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Kevin Moyers officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Bronaugh Christian Church or Vernon County Youth Fair in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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