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Wilma R. Kyger, 98 of Danville, left us peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Gardenview Manor in Danville.
Services will be on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville, with Garry Burt officiating. Visitation will be prior, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. Burial will follow services at Walnut Corner Cemetery.
Wilma was born on Nov. 17, 1917 on the family farm, that dated back to the late 1800s, to Arthur and Julia (Campbell) Harrison. She attended Lamb School through the eighth grade. Wilma married Earl Frank Kyger on Nov. 28, 1940, in Rockville, Ind., and was the best mother and homemaker one can ever find. She enjoyed working the farm with her husband, carrying on the family tradition. Wilma could often be found working in her garden, quilting, and baking, canning, and cooking in the kitchen. She was a fantastic cook, well known for her infamous noodles, and she made everything from scratch, most of it coming from the family farm. Her family, especially her grandchildren, and her church were also very important to her.
Wilma shared over 62 years with her beloved Frank before his passing in 2002. She leaves behind her children: Max (Linda) Kyger, George (Anna) Kyger, and Rebecca (Gary) Duryea; as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl, and one brother Wilber.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wilma's name to Walnut Corner Cemetery Assoc. or Stateline Christian Church.
Published on November 15, 2016
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