Wilma Kay Graham, age 77, a resident of Redfield, Kansas, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023, at her home in Redfield. She was born January 23, 1946, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence William Brown and Lois Kathleen “Kay” Wilson Brown.
Wilma married Larry Robert Graham on November 12, 1964, at Nevada, Missouri.
Wilma was an active member of the Redfield Community. She served several terms on the Redfield City Council and was also a member of the Redfield Ruritan and the Redfield Baseball Association. She kept busy working and organizing many breakfasts and chili feeds to support these organizations. She also served as recordkeeper for the cemeteries in the Marmaton Township.
Wilma was a longtime member of the Redfield United Methodist Church.
In her spare time, Wilma enjoyed working outside, spending time with her grandchildren and taking the occasional trip to the casino.
Survivors include her children, Tresia Graham of Uniontown, Kansas, Ricky Graham (Angela) and Stephan Graham all of Redfield and Jason Hicks (Nicole) of Ft. Scott, Kansas; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Richard Hill, Charles Hill and Broderick Glessner and two sisters, Diana Sullivan and Shasta Clay.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, on March 30, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her father, Clarence Brown, who was killed in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean Conflict, her mother, Lois “Kay” Hill, two brothers, Dewey Hill, Jr and Kenneth Brown and a grandson, Rushton “Peanut” Hicks.
There was cremation. A memorial service with burial in the Dayton Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Redfield Ruritan and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.