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-Wilma Arthur-

Wilma Arthur, 85, of Washington, formerly of Columbus Junction, died November 20, 2008 at the Washington Hospital. Funeral services for Wilma were held on Monday, November 24, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Rev. Rick Crooks officiated the services. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 23 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services with a 6:30 P.M. Eastern Star Service. Burial was in the Cambrian Cemetery. Casketbearers were grandchildren. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in memory of Wilma. Online condolences may be left for the Arthur family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Wilma Jean Rees was born November 9, 1923, in Elm Grove Township, Louisa County, the daughter of Evan “Dutch” I. and Jessie (Moody) Rees. On August 19, 1947, Wilma was united in marriage to Kenneth Arthur at the Spring Run Church, Columbus Junction. She was a graduate of Wyman High School and A.I.B. Wilma worked at the Crawfordsville Bank and later was employed at the Farm Service office in Columbus Junction. She substituted in the lunch program at Columbus Community School and was self employed as the “Egg Lady” delivering eggs for over 25 years. Wilma was a member of the United Methodist Church, Louisa County Historical Society, Louisa County Farm Bureau Women, Order of the Eastern Star in Wayland and Brighton and the White Shrine Ladies. Wilma was also the secretary of the Rees family reunion. Wilma planned her day around the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls athletic events. She was very social with family and friends and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Wilma will be deeply missed by her children, Ivan Arthur and his wife, Christal, of Columbus Junction, and Jeanne Davis and her husband, Scott, of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren, Jessica Stanford of Saratoga Spring, Utah, Jim Arthur of Salt Lake City, Utah, Richard Arthur of Iowa City, Laura Schilaty of Everett, Washington, Ryan and Marcus Davis of Wayland, Angela and Amber Davis at home, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frieda Finke and her husband, Merlin of Crawfordsville and Audrey Finke of Washington; sisters-in-law, Arlene Jones of Ainsworth and Jan Rees of Columbus Junction.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2002 and one brother, Don Rees.