Wilma Ireland Young, 79, died November 6, 2012 , with her family by her side in Lawrence, Kansas. Wilma was born June 16, 1933 in Lawrence, KS to Eugene Thomas Ireland and Irma Elizabeth Hillman.
Wilma worked at Campbell Soup Company and Stillwell Cannery for several years. Her interests included family, crocheting, and cooking. Wilma enjoyed spending time with her family and truly cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wilma was married to Delbert Smith, they later divorced and she married Joe Young.
Wilma is survived by her children, Sherry Adams, Rosemary Palacios, Margaret Van Dyke, Billy Joe Young, David Young, her sister, Shirley Ramsey; her niece and primary caregiver of the last several years, Carla Butler; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her sons Larry Dean Kelly, Michael Young, and Pam Deihl; both of her parents and stepfather, William (Okie) Eagleton; two brothers, Billy Eugene Ireland and Clifford Marion Ireland.
Friends and family are invited to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from noon – 8pm to say their final farewells. Graveside services will be Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00am at Oak Hill cemetery in Lawrence Kansas, Pastor Scott Berry will be officiating the service.
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I am so sorry to here of her passing this past Tuesday. If you r wondering who I am I was one of the cnas at Tnc who took care of this special lady. We had lots of laughs and she told lots of stories about her family. I will miss her greatly but I know she is in a better place now feeling no pain and breathing fresh air our father above will give us all one day. I will pray for you all and your family in this time of sorrow.
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