Wilma A. Gulley passed away at Parkway Manor in Marion, Illinois at 5:45 am October 16, following a brief battle with cancer.
Wilma was born at home in Jefferson County the daughter of William H. Grahlherr and Juastina Rhynes Grahlherr on March 21, 1934. Her mother Juastina, passed away when Wilma was only 5 months old and her Grandparents Walter and Nellie Rhynes raised her at the adjoining farms of her father William(Bill) Grahlherr and her favorite Uncle Ernie Rhynes, who all preceded her death. She was married for almost 60 years to Louis Alan Gulley who also preceded her death.
She worked in the abstracting business her entire adult life in Jefferson and Franklin Counties and was brilliant at the job.
Wilma is survived by her two brothers Fred Grahlherr of Texico, IL and Bill Grahlherr of St. Louis, Mo, and one sister Judy Grahlherr Grisley of Marion, Illinois, three first cousins Janice Rhynes Pigge of Mt. Vernon, IL, Cheryl
Rhynes Conner of Ina, IL and Nancy Rhynes Webb of Sesser, IL. and many more second cousins. She had been a resident at Heritage Woods Assisted Living in Benton for the past 4 years, where she leaves her best friends, Ina May, Francis, Ruth and Elsa.
Wilmas wish for Graveside funeral services will be held at the Masonic Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 am with the Rev. Victor Long officiating, Eulogy by Wendell Presley and arrangements provided by Morton & Johnston Funeral Home of Benton, IL.
There will be no visitation, those attending the service are asked to meet under the cemetery tent shortly before 10:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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