Wilma Mae (Shumaker) Gilpin

December 19, 1937 - September 13, 2019

Wilma Mae (Shumaker) Gilpin, 81 of Seaman, Ohio passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 in the care of the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Unit in Seaman, Ohio. She was born in Cherry Fork, Ohio on December 19, 1937 to the late Glenn and Mary (Suiters) Shumaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Rose Neu and Annie Marrs; brother, Howard Suiters; grandchildren, Wilma Gilpin, Jeremy Gilpin and Carolynn Newton; niece, Betsy Thacker and nephews, Russell and Dale Marrs.

Wilma is survived by her children: Larry (Joyce) Gilpin of Blue Creek, Ohio, Rita (Harold) Thacker of Seaman, Roger Gilpin of Winchester, Ohio, Leslie Gilpin of Seaman, Kathy Pollard of Wilmington, Ohio and Donnie (Cindy) Gilpin of West Union, Ohio; sister, Betty (Bill) Thacker of Winchester; brother, Charlie (Mary Jane) Shumaker of Winchester; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, John Neu of Aberdeen, Ohio and Russell Marrs of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Wilma was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in West Union.

The visitation is from 11 am until 12 noon on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The funeral is at 12 noon with Pastor Tim Carter officiating. Burial will be at Cherry Fork Cemetery in Cherry Fork.


Alexandrea - Sep 17, 2019
Rest in paradise sweet Wilma. You will be missed dearly. With love, the Bennett/Carey family.
Julia Tackert - Sep 17, 2019
Let the family know that they are in our prayers. RIP Wilma going to be miss alot.
Destiny - Sep 17, 2019
She was the best grandma an great grandma anyone could ever ask for.
Samantha (King) Adkins - Sep 17, 2019
Condolences to the family. WILMA was a very sweet person. I remember her fondly coming to our auction in blue creek. Prayers and love to you all.
Margaret L Shiveley - Sep 17, 2019
she was a very nice lady R.I.P Wilma
john neu - Sep 17, 2019
prayers to family and friends rip sister inlaw wilma have a renunion with rose and anna in heaven you will be sadly missed
Bernice Beakler - Sep 17, 2019
We are very sorry to hear this. Wilma was a good neighbor and friend.