A funeral service, celebrating the life of Wilma E. Wonders Ford, 91, of Pataskala, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Chaplain Mark Pierce as celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown.
Wilma died peacefully January 13, 2015, in Pataskala following an extended illness. She was born in Putnam County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Samuel Andrew and Gladys Almeda (Sharp) Ladd. She worked for many years at the I-gene straw factory in Johnstown and Columbus. She also enjoyed her family, cooking, music and working with flowers. While she was able, she operated her own greenhouses in the area.
She is survived by her loving family: her sons, Cletus (Joy) Wonders and Wayne (Kim) Wonders; daughters, Diana (Alec) Thomson and Darlene Wonders; step children, David (Barbara) Ford and Linda Willison; step daughter-in-law, Judy Ford (Mrs. Ted); many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and sister, Gladys McDowell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Cletus Golland Wonders and Chester T. Ford Sr.; sons, Carl E Wonders in 1963 and Kenneth L. Wonders in 2014; daughter, Phyllis E. Wonders in 1943; step-son, Chester T.”Ted” Ford Jr. in 2006; step-daughter, Sharon Smith in 2013; and step-grandson, Teddy Ford in 2008.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral services at the funeral home, 285 E Main St. (US Rt 40) in Kirkersville.