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Wilma R. Icenogle

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wilma R. Icenogle, 79, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord as the church bells were ringing Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m., Jan. 22, 2012.

She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Clay County, the daughter of Tom and Bertha (Berry) Newport.

Wilma was a lifelong member of Peniel United Methodist Church in Brazil.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was "employed" as a stay-at-home mom for many years until she went to work at CBS Records in the pressroom and then for VCSC.

She was also a member of the FF Gold Club and a world traveler, a member of the YMCA Splash Club and a 245-pint donor at the Indiana Blood Center.

Wilma was united in marriage to Lloyd O. Swearingen, who preceded her in death in 1967, and to Harold Icenogle, who preceded her in death in 1991.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, her brothers, Bobby, Richard (Pony), Harold Max, and an infant baby sister.

Survivors include her children Martha Swearingen Nicosia (Marty), Terre Haute, Trixy Brill (Jeff) and Dela Field, Wisconsin, Sally Pullen (Bob), Terre Haute, Joe Swearingen (Dena), Freedom, and Georgianna Milner (Brian), Terre Haute, stepdaughter Annette Lindeman, grandchildren Theresa Goodwin (Rusty), Lloyd Edwards, Andy Swearingen, Jennifer Brill, Rebecca Bennett (Mike), Heather Brill, Nathan Pullen, Tiffany Milner, Nick Pullen and Luke Milner, step-granddaughter Charity Shanks, great-grandchildren Ryne Goodwin, Madison Edwards, Avery Goodwin and Jeffrey Dale (JD) White, sisters Barb Thomas, Pat Campbell (Dwayne), Carolyn Cain, Betty Matherly, Mary Jane Cooksey, and Janet Stearley, many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, at 10:45 a.m., at Peniel UMC, North Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, with Rev. Richard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday at French Funeral Home, from 4-8 p.m., and again Friday, one hour prior to services at Peniel.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Peniel UMC Kitchen Fund, 9525 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind., 47834, or that blood donations be made at the Indiana Blood Center in Wilma's memory.

Light a candle at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.