A daughter of the late William and Grace (Kiser) Stephan, Wilma was born July 8, 1919 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
Wilma graduated from Stone Creek High School in 1937 and she was the last surviving member of her graduating class. She was a member of Grace Community Church at Stone Creek where she was also active with the quilting guild.
She had a love for being outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening and bird watching. Wilma also enjoyed quilting and crocheting as well as baking.
She is survived by a niece, Carol (Dave) Smith of Smithville; two nephews, Larry (Lynn) Stephan and Dale Mumaw both of Dover; great nieces, Amy (Leon) Yoder of Stone Creek and Stephanie Smith of Smithville; two great nephews, Terry (Pam) Mizer of Stone Creek and Matthew Smith of Smithville and a sister-in-law, Erma Mumaw of Dover.
In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Emerson Mizer who passed away on October 29, 2005. The couple was married on November 8, 1945. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Stephan; a niece, Diane Mizer and a nephew, Bruce Mumaw.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grace Community Church at Stone Creek. A funeral service celebrating Wilma’s life will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the church with Pastor Paul Houdashelt officiating. Burial alongside her husband will follow in Stone Creek Cemetery.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Wilma by visiting the funeral home website.
Contributions may be made in Wilma’s memory to Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 97, Stone Creek, OH 43840.
Linn-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory of New Philadelphia