Wilma Grace Carroll, 99, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada following a brief illness. Wilma was born April 12, 1920 in Clinton MO, the youngest of six children of William Riley and Cordie Lee (Bennett) Wentworth.
At the age of sixteen Wilma joined the Methodist Church. She moved to Kansas City, MO and married Frank J. Carroll on October 4, 1947. They came to Nevada in 1981 where they resided for 10 years before Frank’s passing on March 31, 1991, following 43 years together. Wilma worked for Ward-Crook Paper Box Company in Kansas City for many years where she colored Easter chicks, and also worked for Stewart Hall in school and office supplies. She enjoyed cooking, tending to her flowers, and especially loved music and dancing.
Survivors include two sons, Billy W. Cook, Garden City, MO, and James W. Cook, Lawrence, KS; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Donna Malone, Michigan; one step-granddaughter, Shawna Oglesbay; two step-great-grandsons; one step-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Frank, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lilly Mae Harris; four sisters, and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested in her memory to the Wounded Warriors Project c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
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