Wilma Ringer, daughter of the late Fred long and Myrta Mollohan Long, was born Sept. 11, 1923, at Hardin, Ill., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, July 22, 2005, at the age of 81.
Mrs. Ringer was a housewife, graduated from Des Arc High School and went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University, member of First Baptist Church in Dexter playing piano in the Primary Department, member of State Democratic Committee, loved reading, working crossword puzzles, traveling with Airstream Group, and a lifetime member of Missouri Historical Society.
On Sept. 11, 1943, she was united in marriage to Carl Jean Ringer at Garden City, Kan. Mr. Ringer preceded in death on Oct. 20, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. C. Nelson Ringer and wife Jane of Cape Girardeau, and William F. Ringer of Lees Summit; one daughter, Carole Jean Vaughn and husband Jim of Dexter; one grandson, David Nelson Ringer of Lees Summit; two sisters, Verna Lewis of Van Buren and Macel Seal of Piedmont.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lance Ringer; three sisters, Avis Long, Elsie Silliman, and Mabel McSpadden.
Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will then be conducted at 2:30 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Louis J. Lowe officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home in Bloomfield.