Wilma Hardiman, 92, was born in Lenora, Kan., in a sod house. She lived through events many have only read about including the Dust Bowl, diptheria and the Great Depression.
She began working outside the home at age 12 and eventually earned her registered nurse degree in Halstead, Kan. Prior to moving to Springfield, Mo., in 1980, she was a nurse at the Miami Clinic for 25 years.
Caring for others was her passion. She loved birds, gardening, volunteering, church activities and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy; her parents, and two brothers.
She was “Mama” to three daughters, Judy Linton and husband, Bob, Kathryn Michaels and husband, Blayk, Karolyn Catron and Roger Catron. She was “Moni” to many including her grandchildren, Scott Zimmerman and wife, Lisa, Todd Linton and wife, Angie, Alysha Range and husband, Dale, Kendra Jones and husband, Tim, and Kurt Catron. She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home South from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be in Wesley United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.
A remembrance may be made to the Greene County Humane Society, Wesley United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
“Thanks for the Memories.”