Ruby Wilma Koonce Creamer


(June 16, 2002)

Ruby Wilma Koonce Creamer, 94, died June 16 at the New Horizons Health Care Center in Lovell.

Mrs. Creamer was born March 5, 1907 in Yalobusha County, near Coffeeville, Miss., to Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Lee Ohnless Koonce. After graduating from high school in Water Valley, Miss., she went to Wakefield, Neb., where she met Walter Creamer.

They were married Feb. 9, 1932 in Dakota City, Neb. She lived in Nebraska until 1988 when she moved to Cody to be near family. In 1993 she entered the New Horizons Care Center where for nine and a half years she was given loving care.

Wilma enjoyed reading, oil painting, gardening, crocheting, sewing and her family. She believed in the importance of an education and was proud that all her children were able to attend college.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Edmond Creamer, infant son Leo Parkus Creamer, and grandson Charles David Rose. She is survived by her children, Faunia DeWitt (Paul) of Gering, Neb., Sonia Clingerman of Scottsbluff, Neb., Larry Creamer (Reva) of Lenexus, Kan., Judy Kruger (Gary) of Reno, Nev., Leola Morton (Charles) of Cody, and Rosemary Ley (Harry) of Powell; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Bridgeport, Neb., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, in Wilma's name.