Wilma M. Holt, 81, Brazil, died May 20, 2011, at 11:30 p.m., at Union Hospital.
She was born March 16, 1930, in Clay County, the daughter of John Bemis and Ollie Lanham Bemis.
In 1945, she married William Donald Holt. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1990.
Wilma worked as a cook for the Putnam County School Corporation at Greencastle High School. After retiring from there, she worked as a house mother for a sorority on the campus of DePauw University.
She attended the Clinton Community Church in the past. She enjoyed crocheting many different items for family and friends.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, mother and father-in-law Lucy and William Holt, sisters Bertha Buffington, Katie Head and Donna Sutherland, brother Bobby Bemis, infant granddaughter Lucy, nephews Steve Kirk and John Bemis, and great-nieces Toni Kirk and Melanie Bemis.
Survivors include her son Donald Ed Holt and wife Judy, Brazil, daughters Betty Smith and husband Arnold, Cloverdale, and Nancy Bellew and husband Robert, Florida, grandchildren Michael Holt (Julie), Michelle Hernandez (Bobby), Tommy Smith, Wendy Stout, Kathy Smith, Ricky Smith, and Steven White, 14 great-grandchildren, sisters Opal Grigsby, Margaret Jenkins and Phyllis Edwards (Robert), all of Brazil, and Agnes Kirk, Hobart, brothers Jack Bemis (Mary), Brazil, and Otie Bemis (Linda), Carbon, special niece Terrie Woolery (Willie), Brazil, many other nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
Services will take place Tuesday, at 4 p.m., at French Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Tuesday.
According to her wishes, cremation will take place with her ashes buried at a later date at Boone-Hutchison Cemetery.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.