Wilma Fay Wilson, age 95 of Belle Plaine, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Unity Point-St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 2:00 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; 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 November 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 Eastern Star. Wilma volunteered for many years within the community as well as at Camp Wapsie. She loved to travel, and do needlework.