Thelma Henrietta Wilder, 86, of Mountain View, Missouri passed away October 23, 2012 at NHC Healthcare, West Plains, Missouri. She was born October 2, 1926 in Arroll, Missouri, the daughter of Otis and Ollie Brooks.
Visitation is Saturday October 27, 2012, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary.
Services will be Saturday October 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary.
Thelma was united in marriage to Frank Elwood Dean on November 17, 1947. They had four daughters, Veda, Donna, Fonda, and Wanda. She was later married to Harold “Cookie” Wilder on August 13, 1994.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Frank Dean and Harold “Cookie” Wilder; daughter, Veda Johnson; sisters, Verna Konitz, Ethel Doyle, Venda Watson; brothers, infant Lonnie George Brooks and John Brooks; grandson, Kenneth Eugene Martin; great granddaughter, Kelly Cooper; and great grandson, Ricky Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters, Fonda Dean of West Plains, Donna Orchard and husband, Jimmy, of West Plains, and Wanda Orchard and husband, Clark, of Mountain View; son-in-law, Dal Johnson of Willow Springs; eight grandchildren, Dewayne Johnson and wife, Julie, of Willow Springs, Theresa White of Willow Springs, Debbie Bland and husband, Shane, of Houston, MO, Terry Wilkins and husband, Gary, of Winter Park, FL, Ted Martin and wife, Crystal, of West Plains, Amanda Hayes and husband, Billy, of Edgewater, FL, Deana Lee and husband, Lyn, of Myrtle, MO, and David Orchard of Marceline, MO; 16 great grandchildren, Justin, Clayton and Stacie Johnson, Kurt Bryan, Ethan Smith, David Carr, Brandon Wilkins, Brycen Martin, Matthew, Dillon and Cameron Hayes, Derek and Brandin Orchard, Cody Lee, and David Orchard; five great great grandchildren, Alexis and Kamren Bryan, Emma Smith, Kaylee and Tanner Orchard; six sisters, Beulah Tune, Vera Bradley, Betty Charles, Faye Brooks, all of Mount ain View, Eddith Turner of Willow Springs, and Wanda Schodrowski of Hollister, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.