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Wilma Opal GILCHRIST

Female 1930 - 2012  (81 years)


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  • Name Wilma Opal GILCHRIST 
    Born 11 Dec 1930  Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 May 2012  Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Wilma earned recognition early as a "straight A" student in most subjects. She enjoyed learning and took pride in her accomplishments. Wilma became extremely interested in church work at an early age and wanted to become a missionary in foreign fields. Unfortunately, there was not financial means to provide for her college education; however she did attend a child evangelism training program in Muskegon, Michigan. For many years she was director of Junior Church at Park Place Church. She also gave C.E. workshops to other child evangelism workers in the Louisville and southern Indiana areas.

      Wilma worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper at Erhardt & Knopf Construction Co. and later at Taffel Electrical Co., both in Louisville, KY. As Sam's health deteriorated, she became full-time nurse and companion. After Sam's death Wilma returned to the position of church secretary, a job she held before. As of 1994 Wilma is again extremely active in the Park Place Church Choir, women's association and church office. Except for working with young people as she did in her younger days, Wilma has returned to the activities she has always enjoyed the most.

      Wilma also serves as the secretary of the GILCHRIST FAMILY REUNION ASSOCIATION. She not only takes care of meeting records but also publishes a newsletter about 3 times a year and handles correspondence for the group. She keeps the family flower funds, sending flowers for illnesses and deaths as needed.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Compiler (sister)

      2. Claudia GILCHRIST DEEN (sister)

      3. Wilma GILCHRIST GILL

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Wilma O. Gilchrist Gill
      Birth: 1931
      Death: May 1, 2012, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA

      newsandtribune.com, May 2, 2012:

      Wilma O. Gilchrist Gill
      81; of Jeffersonville

      Funeral services, a going home celebration, for Wilma Gill, 81, of Jeffersonville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Park Memorial United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

      She was a lifetime member of Park Memorial (Park Place) United Methodist Church in Jeffersonville. The family would like to remind everyone that this will be a celebration of Wilma's Life.

      She is survived by her two daughters, Dana Ernspiker and her husband, Steve, and Kathy Weinrich and her husband, Carl; four siblings, Claudia Deen, Jean Killebrew, Ann Grubb and Robert Gilchrist; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Gill; parents, Virgil and Elizabeth Gilchrist; and brother, James Gilchrist.

      Family links: Parents: Virgil James Gilchrist (1900 - 1971), Alcie Elizabeth O'Dell Gilchrist (1903 - 1972); Spouse: Samuel Cline Gill (1928 - 1992)

      Burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA
      Plot: Section J

      Maintained by: Ann Grubb
      Originally Created by: Janet & Jim
      Record added: May 02, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 89494988
    Person ID I6964  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Virgil James GILCHRIST,   b. 28 Mar 1900, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1971, Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Alcie Elizabeth O'DELL,   b. 25 Oct 1903, Montgomery County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1972, Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1927  South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F1869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Cline GILL,   b. 3 Jul 1928, Harrison County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1992, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1955  Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F3505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart