Wilma Grace LaMar
Wilma Grace LaMar, age 96, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Monroe Care Center in Albia. Wilma was born on June 17, 1923, at home in Lockman, IA, to William Thomas and Ruth Ann (DeMoss) Edgington. She grew up and attended country school. On December 4, 1947, she married Clyde Melvin Harris. To this union, 3 children were born, Robert, Linda and Jeff. They shared 19 years of marriage prior to his passing August 4, 1967. Wilma later married Charles "Chuck" Joseph LaMar on May 28, 1985. They shared 22 years of marriage prior to his passing on June 26, 2007. Wilma worked at the Quality Bakery on the Albia square before going to work in the bakery at Hy-Vee until retiring in 1985. Wilma enjoyed camping, being outdoors, going for rides around the lake and embroidering. In their younger years, she and Chuck enjoyed dancing. She was an excellent cook and baker, known for her green rice and cherry cheesecake. Above all, Wilma enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Wilma is survived by her children, Robert Harris of Albia, Linda (Dan) Smead of Muscatine, IA, and Jeff (Lisa) Harris of Albia; a stepdaughter, Sandra Trissel of Fort Collins, CO; 6 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Wilma is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Harris and Chuck LaMar; her parents, William and Ruth Ann Edginton; 2 sisters, LaRue Anderson and Marie Moore; and 2 brothers, Gale and Arthur Edgington; and a grandson, Danny Trissel. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Wilma's family present from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. to greet family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Pastor Lynda Carlson officiating. Burial will follow services in Oak View Cemetery in Albia. A memorial has been established to the Welcome Home Soldier Memorial in Albia. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.tharpfh.com.
Published on October 4, 2019


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Oct 05, 2019
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Darwin Thomas
Oct 05, 2019
My prayers go out to the whole family. In the 40+ yrs of knowing "Mom" I always appreciated the magnitude of her love. She appreciated the smallest thing in life and asked for little. A voice of guidance, a friend, someone to share endless laughs. God speed Mom, till we meet again.