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Elsie Lee (Willis) Wilburn

June 30, 1919 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 100)

Obituary

The entire funeral service can be viewed below, beginning on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

 

Elsie Lee Willis Wilburn, 100, Peru, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her residence. 

Born June 30, 1919, in Pilot, Kentucky, she was one of ten children of Floyd and Laura Baker Willis.  On March 3, 1938, in Powell County, Kentucky, she married Wiley S. Wilburn, and he preceded her in death on November 8, 1987.

She was a member of Skinner Chapel for over seventy-five years.  She was a poet and artist, having created many special words and memories over the years.  She lived on her farm in rural northern Miami County for eighty-one years. She was homemaker and tended to the normal duties of a farmwife, growing and canning/preserving most of the food that was eaten in the family home.

She was a great mom two her two children, Carol (William) McCarty, Peru; and Roland “Tom” Wilburn, Peru.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Steven McCarty, Logansport; Lori (Eric) Thomas, Tucson, AZ; Kimberly A. Wilburn, Plainfield; and Debra  (Nelson) Wagner, Plymouth; and Branden L. Wilburn (companion, Becky Zapcic) Huntersville, N.C.; six great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step great-great grandchild; one sister Jean (George) Dinkle, Peru; one sister-in-law, Leola Willis, Logansport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and eight siblings, Joe, Coin, Trulen, Floyd, Jr., Mary, Eula, Lennie, and Nola, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor David Noel officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Indiana.  

Visitation will be from noon until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mull and his team from Premier Hospice for their loving and tender care of Elsie over the last few years. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Skinner Chapel.  McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclainfh.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 15, 2020

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W. State Road 16
Denver, IN 46926

Funeral Service
Friday
May 15, 2020

3:00 PM
McClain Funeral Home
3500 W. State Road 16
Denver, IN 46926

Video is available for this event


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