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Official Obituary of

Wilma L. (Vadakin) Plunkett

August 10, 1937 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Wilma Plunkett Obituary

Wilma L. Plunkett, a cherished soul and lifelong resident of Findlay, Illinois, passed away on February 23, 2024, at the age of 86.

Born on August 10, 1937, in Findlay, to Harley and Bondela (Snuffin) Vadakin.  She married the love of her life, LeRoy Plunkett, on Valentine's Day in 1974.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 2003.

A devoted mother, Wilma's legacy lives on through her three daughters, Jody Stevens, Teresa Stevens, and Lorrie (Leroy) Welton, all of Shelbyville. She was a pillar of strength, always guiding her children with a gentle hand and an open heart. Her brother Gene (Susan) Vadakin of Mattoon and sister Linda Hartman of Decatur also survive her, along with a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her deeply.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Edsil Stevens and LeRoy Plunkett.

Known for her love of rummage sales, Wilma had an eye for treasures and a knack for transforming the old into something cherished anew. Fishing was another of her passions, offering her moments of tranquility and a chance to connect with nature's beauty. Above all, Wilma's greatest joy was found in the company of her loved ones, where every moment was an opportunity to create memories that would last a lifetime.

Wilma's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Shelbyville Manor for the loving and kind care they provided. Their compassion and dedication were a great comfort to Wilma and her family during her final days.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. A graveside service will follow in Findlay Cemetery where Wilma will be laid to rest. It is here that friends and family will gather to honor her memory, share stories of her life, and bid a fond farewell to a woman who was much loved and will be greatly missed.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

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February 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville
302 West Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Graveside Service
February 27, 2024

11:30 AM
Findlay Cemetery
2100 N Shelby County Road
Findlay, IL 62534


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