Wilma M. Pulver, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio died 10:38 AM, Thursday, August 29, 2013. Her husband, Robert Lee Pulver, preceded her in death November 11, 2009. They were married May 18, 1947. Mrs. Pulver was born May 9, 1927 in Pike County, Ohio, daughter of the late Ora David Copeland and Reetha Ashbaugh Copeland. She was the eldest of six children. She was a 1947 graduate of Franklin High School in Locust Grove, Ohio.
Mrs. Pulver retired from Bob & Carl’s Finer Foods in Wilmington, Ohio. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union. She was saved at an early age and was very devoted to her Christian Union denomination. She was an avid quilter and loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She was a faithful mother, grandmother, and friend to many.
Mrs. Pulver is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann (Steve C.) Lawson of Wilmington, Ohio and Linda Sue Valentine of New Vienna, Ohio; two sisters, Opal Skidmore of Grayson, Kentucky and Mary Hawk of Midland, Ohio; three brothers, Frank Copeland of Midland, Ohio, Charles (Mary Jo) Copeland of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Richard (Margaret) Copeland of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Xandra (Danny) Smart of Waynesville, Ohio, Matthew Shane (Lynnette) Lawson of Blanchester, Ohio, Jason Robert (Emily) Lawson of Wilmington, Ohio, and Amy Tumbleson of Wilmington, Ohio; eight great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, a son-in-law, Ronald Valentine, and a grandson-in-law, Michael Tumbleson, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. James Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, Ohio. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 520 E. Washington Street, Sabina, Ohio 45169.