Wilma J. Boetcher

February 28, 1945 - April 25, 2019

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Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 West Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Monday, April 29, 2019
1:00 PM
Christian Alliance Church
1609 S Conwell Avenue
Willard , Ohio 44890

Wilma Boetcher, 74, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at her home. She was born on February 28, 1945, in Willard to the late Tom and Blanche (Barnett) Bailey.

Wilma, a breast cancer survivor, had a love of cooking and it showed as she worked at Hillside Acres for 23 years as a kitchen supervisor and also at Fisher Titus in the kitchen. Her strong relationship with the Lord showed in her dedication to her church, Christian Alliance. She was involved in cooking dinners for the AWANA group and in the quilting club. Later in life, she was a volunteer for Mercy Willard Hospital in the gift shop.

Family being the focus of her life, she loved when they would all get together for Sunday dinners. Wilma could keep up with anyone when it came to shopping and enjoyed sewing and collecting tea cups and saucers.

Wilma is survived by her son, Tom (Mercy) Boetcher of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three daughters, Debbie (Gregg) Parker of Willard, Sharon (Bob) Lee of Shelby and Pam (Brian) Napier of Willard; 11 grandchildren, Robert and Christine Triebold of Chicago, Illinois, Trevor and Kayla Ritz of Shelby, Monica, Brittany and Jonathan Lee of Shelby and Emily, Lorin, Sarah and Rachael (Kyle) Napier of Willard; two great grandchildren, Sunni Triebold and Kaiden Lee; sister, Carol (Gene) Long of Shelby; and sister-in-law, Nancy (Henry) Harry of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents, Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Boetcher, who passed away on March 31, 2012; brother, Lloyd Bailey; and sister, Donna Funk.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Christian Alliance Church in Willard. Burial will follow in Greenfield Township Cemetery in Steuben. Memorial contributions can be made to the Christian Alliance Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


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AnnMarie (Holland) Ludovici - May 7, 2019
My family had the privilege of Wilma and her family as neighbors . My kids grew up loving the family and being included as their own . It saddens me to read of her passing but wonderful to see how the family has grown . So many wonderful memories ! One memory - one Christmas we received Mr and Mrs Christmas bear that Wilma made . Every Christmas when we bring the bears out the Boetcher family comes to mind and we share those loving memories . Our sympathies to the family .
Molly Harrington - Apr 30, 2019
oh, so sorry. Just saw the paper about Wilma. She was a ray of sunshine. She will be missed by all who knew her.
David and Kimberly King - Apr 29, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength during this difficult time.
Kim King - Apr 28, 2019
Tom, Debbie, Sharon and Pam, I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and your families at this difficult time.
Karen Heisler Sawyer - Apr 27, 2019
Carol & family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. Praying for peace & comfort for your family.
Melinda Rothhaar McAfee - Apr 27, 2019
Pam. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories of her. You are in my prayers.
Charles Wolfenbarger - Apr 27, 2019
Pam and Sharon you have my condolences and prayers.
Thelma and Larry Oneil - Apr 26, 2019
Pam and Brian, So sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mother. Our most sincere sympathy to all of your family.
Trish Palmer Tarr - Apr 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gladys Hicks - Apr 26, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the loss of my dear sweet friend ,Wilma.I worked with her until my retirement in 1995. She was a lovely person inside and out .. May she rest in peace
Maisee Fried - Apr 26, 2019
I am praying for the family and I am so sorry for your loss.
jim - Apr 26, 2019
will miss you aunt jane
Mercy Willard Med-Surg/ICU staff - Apr 26, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!