Author Topic: WEYRAUCH, Wilma Jane (Hancock) - b. March 1, 1930 - d. October 18, 2017  (Read 633 times)

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Wilma Jane Weyrauch passed away on October 18, 2017 at her home in Howard, Kansas.  She was 87 years old and was born on March 1, 1930 in her parents' home in Braman, Oklahoma, the third child of Pickney and Leota (Lowrey) Hancock.

Wilma's family moved many times throughout her life living in places such as Clearwater, Viola, and Conway Springs, Kansas before finally moving to a farm south of Piedmont, Kansas when she was a senior in high school.  She graduated from Piedmont High School in 1948.  It was here that she met James William "Jim" Weyrauch and started dating him on July 4, 1948.  They were married on August 6, 1948 and were married for 56 years before Jim passed away in 2004.

The newly married couple starting their lives living close to both sets of parents in northwestern Elk County.  In early 1949, they moved to Ottawa County Kansas where their first daughter, Jimmie Ann, was born in October 1949.  Their second daughter, Jean, was born in April 1951.  In the fall of 1954, the little family moved to Severy, Kansas where their third daughter, Janet, was born in December 1954.  The fourth daughter, Patricia , was born in July 1956.  Jim and Wilma raised their daughters in Severy, Kansas.

Wilma worked at several jobs.  She was a teacher's aide at the Severy Grade School and worked as a legal assistant for the David Brace Law Office in Moline, Kansas.  Wilma and Jim moved to Sedgwick County, Kansas after the girls were gone from home where Wilma worked for Tax Wise and then for the Internal Revenue Service where she retired in 1992.

Wilma was a long-time member of the Ladonia Chapter #243 Order of the Eastern Star and was a member  of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Carter-Rader Post #149 in Howard, Kansas.  Wilma enjoyed making and working in her flower beds at her home until she was not able to do so due to her health.

Wilma is survived by her daughters, Jimmie Ann Weyrauch of Howard, Kansas, Jean Keatts and her husband, Wayne of Golden City, Missouri, Janet Harrington and her husband, Jim of Howard, Kansas, and Patti Gallardo and her husband, John of Howard, Kansas; her brothers, Wayne Hancock of Haysville, Kansas and Dale Hancock of Wichita, Kansas; her sister, June Matzen of Bucklin, Kansas; and  five grandchildren, Tina Keatts Stump, Lisa Keatts Kinnunen, Michael Keatts, Angela Gallardo Mann, and Teresa Gallardo Usry.   Wilma is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim"; her father and mother, Pinckney and Leota; and two great-granddaughters, Allison Daniele Usry and Kelly Jo Stump.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  A private burial will take place at a later time.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials have been suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
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Re: WEYRAUCH, Wilma Jane (Hancock) - b. March 1, 1930 - d. October 18, 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 07:07:41 PM »
Prayers going up for Janet and her family.  So sorry to hear of this.


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