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Wilma Jean Curtis of Millersburg

Wilma Jean Curtis of Millersburg, widow of Ledford B. Curtis was called to her heavenly home on Friday, March 1 at Baptist Health Hospital having attained the age of 91 years. Wilma Jean was born in Mount Sterling on October 31, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Alberta Utterback Turner. She was a homemaker and a care provider to over thirty-five children whom affectionately called her “Granny”. She was a skilled seamstress and gardener. Her greatest love was her Lord, followed closely by her family. She was a member of the Herrington Methodist Church for most of her adult life, serving as Board Secretary, President/Secretary/Treasurer of the Methodist Women. Through the years she taught nursery/pre-school Sunday School Class, Vacation Bible School as well as Junior Church. She often filled in wherever needed with making announcements, song leader, lighting candles or taking care of Communion. Herrington Methodist Church was her second family. She raised her family in Christian faith with Christian values. Her happy place was wherever she was holding a baby.

Surviving are three sons, Wayne (Bobbie Ann) Curtis, Ricky Curtis, and Scott Curtis (Vanessa Highland), four daughters, Linda (Terry) Cassity, Diane Wagoner, Rose Mary (Doug) Bailey and Wanda (Andrew) Daniel. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren Brian (Heather) Cassity, Kyle Cassity, Tim (Latasha) Curtis, Georgia Shuler, Mandy (Michael) Wagoner, Derrick Wagoner (Allison Merideth), Spencer (Casey) Bailey, Alexa Bailey, Kristen (Jason) Cox, Victoria Daniel, Abigail Daniel, Ashley Daniel (David), Blake (Amanda) Lizer, Zach (Lori) Curtis, Shawn Curtis. In addition, Wilma Jean had twenty great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, JC Turner and Roy Turner and one sister, Ruth Gilvin, a son-in-law, Randy Wagoner, one great grandson, Mitchell Curtis and one great great granddaughter Laura Kate Wagoner.

Visitation was held at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home on Monday, March 4th at 10 am with services followed at 11 am. Interment was at the Millersburg Cemetery. Wilma Jean’s grandsons served as pallbearers and her granddaughters served as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church she loved, Herrington Methodist Church or to the Methodist Childrens’ Home.

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