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Wilma Sue (Whyte) Pulliam

August 9, 1932 ~ February 19, 2021 (age 88)


Wilma Sue Pulliam, of Harrisburg, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021. 

Wilma was born August 9, 1932 in Eldorado, Illinois to William and Mary Whyte.  She married Lester Ray Pulliam on August 25, 1951.  She was employed at Carp’s Department Store and Ben Franklin in Harrisburg for many years.  She enjoyed flowers, birds, collecting dolls, sewing, and baking.  Her chocolate chip cookies were a favorite of family and friends!  Wilma was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church and greatly enjoyed her Sunday School class.

Wilma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Lester Ray; son, Donald Pulliam and wife Joni of Harrisburg; son, David Pulliam of Eldorado; granddaughter, Tiffany Horn and husband Jason of Haubstadt, Indiana; granddaughter, Jordana Scher and husband Ricky of College Station, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Jaci Paige Horn, Kendon Horn, Holden Scher and Henry Scher.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Whyte, and her twin sister, Wanda Lou Bull.

Private services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Due to Covid concerns, there will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, PO Box 4703, Evansville, IN 47724.  Wilma’s great-grandson, Kendon Horn, was one of many little heart patients helped by this service.

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