July 12, 2012

(3/8/1927 - 7/4/2012)

Wilma June Nussbaum, 85, of Kirksville, formerly Memphis, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born the daughter of Peter Gordon and Eva Myrtle (Saulsbury) Garrett on March 8, 1927 at Downing, MO.

Wilma married Harvey Loring McElroy on July 2, 1949.

On June 17, 1978, Wilma married Floyd Nussbaum.

Wilma lived in Memphis for a great deal of her life.

She was a great cook and worked for several restaurants in Memphis and Lancaster, along with Rock Island, IL, - where she and Floyd resided for a few years. She loved to play cards and to go fishing.

Wilma loved to celebrate the birthdays of family and friends, making the meal and cake. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Harvey and Floyd; son, Keith; sisters, Annie Marie Shepherd, Silva Irene Miller Blaise, and Mary Ellen Dobson; brothers, Charley Elson Garrett, Earnest Freemon Garrett, Alva Franklin Garrett, and Leo Gordon Garrett.

She is survived by her daughters, Margie Mae Blumer and husband Russel of Centerville, Iowa, and Cheryl Miller and husband Larry of Kirksville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church officiating. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in the Campground Cemetery, south of Downing.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Nussbaum's family by signing the guest book at www.gerthfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service of Memphis and Wyaconda.

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