Wilma M. Segura, 70, passed away on May 2, 2014 at her home in Neodesha, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Bridges and Gladys (Fix) Bridges.
Wilma was the middle child of three daughters, all of them lively and ambitious, raised in Rockville, MO and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1961. As a young adult attending business school, Wilma enjoyed several modeling opportunities for local department store advertisements, and was later hired as an editor for a newspaper out of Kansas City, KS. Her zest for life afforded her many different career opportunities throughout Missouri and Kansas, but eventually led her back to Business-Administrative work where she held jobs at Sallie Mae, Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) and the University of Kansas.
She is survived by two sisters: Mina Olson (Walt) of Neodesha, KS and RuthAnn Wright of Shawnee, KS; four children: Ryan Kahn of Kansas City, MO; Jessica Zeff (Ian Blunt) of London, England; Julie (Segura) Bowers (Joseph) of Phoenix, AZ; and Shelley (Segura) Thomas (Ronald) of Okinawa, Japan; and 8 grandchildren: Lucas and Ava Kahn, Owen, Elliott, and Isaac Zeff, Sienna Segura-Brown and Brooklyn Bowers, and Cameron Thomas, and countless life-long friends and extended family.
Rumsey-Yost of Lawrence, KS handled all arrangements.
Private services will be held at a later date; the family can be reached through Mina Olson: 17187 Bethel Rd. Neodesha, KS 66757.
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This is still surreal; I remember the first day I met you (Julie/Shelley) and Wilma when you moved in next door 26 years ago. I have probably known the three of you longer than anyone. So many memories, Passover dinners, slumber parties and adventures in “Willie’s” Toyota van. Love you guys.
My deepest condolences for your families loss. Wilma was always so kind to me, every camel or kachina doll i come across reminds me of her. Shelley you are my best friend in the world and I am here for you always. She was so proud of you, when i visited her at babcock she was telling everyone about her daughter in the Air force, of course all her family and gorgeous grandkids. My best to you all.
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