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Thelma Woolem

June 30, 2021


Thelma Woolem, 87, of Fisk, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Thelma, the daughter of Alford and Gertie Chilton was born October 30, 1933.  Thelma was Married to the late Chet Woolem, together they celebrated 56 years of marriage and to this union they had 4 children.

Thelma was a member of The House of Prayer Church where she attended until her health prevented her from attending.  Thelma was a cook with the Twin Rivers School District at the Fisk campus, where she retired and enjoyed her years as a homemaker.  Thelma enjoyed spending time with her grandson Robbie, playing games, fishing or cooking his favorite meal.  Thelma was delighted to spend time with her great-granchildren Elsie and Emmit.  They enjoyed playing ball, painting nails and most of all grandmas cookies.  Thelma loved visiting with her family and friends. 

Thelma is survived by Daughter, Diane Riggins; Three sons, Dwight (Shirley) Woolem, Denny (Dodie) Woolem and David Woolem.   One grandson, the twinkle of her eye Robbie (Monica) Woolem and greatgrandchildren Elsie and Emmit Woolem; three granddaughters Carmen, Stacia, Sarah; many nieces and nephews, special nieces Terry and Tammy. 

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son in-law Jim Riggins; one brother Bud Chilton; three sisters, Laurie Hicks, Sis Hicks and Nellie Mosier.   

Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 with Funeral Services starting at 12:00 PM with Johnny Sprous officiating at Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Willow Ridge Funeral & Cremation Services is proud to serve the family of Thelma Woolem.

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July 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services (Iron Bridge Road, Missouri)

Funeral Service
July 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services (Iron Bridge Road, Missouri)

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