Obituaries

Obituaries

Wilma Irene Stahel Elm 1916 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Wilma Irene Stahel Elm, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Worden Cemetery.Mrs. Elm died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Globe, the daughter of John and Mabel Albright Stahel. She graduated from Globe Grade School, Appanoose High School and later from Lawrence Business College. She moved to Lawrence in 1988.Mrs. Elm worked in the business office of Weaver's Department Store. She was also a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm in Worden.She was a member of Lawrence Free Methodist Church and did volunteer work in the community.She married Harold Vernon Elm on Jan. 14, 1942, in Worden. He died Jan. 17, 1980. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter in August 1949, and a brother, Alvin.Survivors include a son, James and wife Delores, Lawrence; three grandchildren, Lisa Gay, Shannon Bruhns and Brian Elm; and five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Parker, Madison, Talia and Delaney.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.