Wilma Louise Zike, 92, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Morristown Manor in Morristown.
She was born May 2, 1929, in Shelby County, the daughter of Harold and Mabel (Gould) Valentine. On December 25, 1950, she married Joed Zike, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1990.
Wilma is survived by her son, Kevin Zike and wife, Rhonda, of Morristown; sisters, Doris Valentine and Rose Ann Valentine, both of Wanamaker; brother, Lloyd Valentine and wife, Susan, of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Jessie Zike Everhart and husband, Brandon, Stephanie Zike Everhart and husband, Jonathan, Jarrett Zike, Katon Zike and husband, Michael Preuschl, and Steven Zike and wife, Kaela; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to Joed, Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steve J. Zike; sister, Luella “Chic” Yoder; brother, Max Valentine; and great-grandson, Abe Everhart.
Wilma graduated in 1947 from Moral Township High School and attended Indiana Business College.
She was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church, where she was active in Feed My Lambs, a food bagging project for school children in need.
Wilma was a homemaker and helped on the family dairy farm, Zike Jersey Farm. She had formerly worked at International Harvester.
She was also a member of the Morristown Red Hat Society and participated at the Morristown Senior Center.
Wilma loved to shop. Carrying on the family Christmas tradition of having oyster stew and chili for Christmas Eve was very important to her.
She enjoyed embroidering.
Visitation will be from 10 to Noon on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.
Funeral services will be Noon on Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown United Methodist Church, for the Feed My Lambs Program, 221 S. Washington St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.
Online condolences may be shared with Wilma’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.