Wilma Maxine Essary


Wilma Maxine Essary, 76, of Eldon, IA passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice, Serving Davis and Wapello Counties. A private burial was held in the Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, IA. Memorial contributions in Wilma's honor may be directed to the Eldon Fire and Rescue. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Wilma Maxine Essary was born July 1, 1942 on the family farm in Washington County to Jerry and Manie Aldridge Clark. In her early years she attended a one room schoolhouse before finishing school in Brighton, IA. Upon graduation she worked at a local restaurant. On May 8, 1960 she was united in marriage to Randolph Essary. Together they became loving parents to three children. Wilma helped support the family by working in food service at Parson's College and a local nursing home. Eventually she became a stay at home mom. In her free time, she loved to crochet and make ceramic art.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
Left to honor her memory is her loving husband, Randolph "Junior" Essary, as well as three children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Published on April 10, 2019
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Lori matthies milligan
Apr 11, 2019
So sorry to hear this ..we were her neighbors for yrs she was like a mom to me after my mom passed !! She was such a special person!!