OBITUARY - WILMA MAE (BRADLEY) HIGHTSHOE
Wilma Mae BRADLEY HIGHTSHOE, age 91, of Mount Ayr Health Care Center, formerly of Kellerton, Iowa, died on January 4,
2002, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center.
Survivors include two sons, James B. and wife Marlene HIGHTSHOE of Littleton, Colorado and Jerry D. and wife Ila HIGHTSHOE
of Swisher, Iowa; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, James E. "Bud" HIGHTSHOE; a daughter, Carla Jean MARTIN; parents, Nelse and
Dora (GRAY) BRADLEY; a brother, Jack BRADLEY; and a sister, Edna GARLAND.
Wilma was born on September 26, 1910, in Lamoni, Iowa, and graduated from Lamoni high school. She married on February 22,
1930, and lived her entire life in Decatur and Ringgold counties. Wilma was baptized into the Kellerton Methodist Church
in 1952 and remained active there for many years.
She was also active in Eastern Star and Rebekkah Lodge in Kellerton. Wilma was a devoted wife and mother and took pride in
watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and mature. She loved music and poetry and will be
missed by her friends and family.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 7, 2002, at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Mike
MARTIN officiating. Musicians were Justin AKERS and Judy CUNNING. Casket bearers were Jeff HIGHTSHOE, Gregory HIGHTSHOE,
Mark MARTIN, Don MARTIN, Ron MARTIN and Mike MARTIN. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob and Paula DENUM and Dale and Joyce
Wilma was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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