Wilma D. Elliott of Parsons passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at the home of her son, John Scott, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She moved there early in the summer to be near him.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1936, in Hearst, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of William and Vida (Perry) Evans. She grew up and attended school in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen on Nov. 15, 1963.
She married Robert L. Scott on Oct. 8, 1954, at Sioux Lookout. They moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in December 1954 and to Parsons in January 1956 upon Robert’s discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Scott preceded her in death on May 11, 1986.
Wilma married Gerald W. Elliott on Jan. 8, 1992, in Parsons. Gerald preceded her in death on March 12, 2011.
Wilma was employed for nearly 30 years at the State Bank of Parsons. She began her banking career as a proof operator in 1956. At the time the State Bank sold in October 1985, Wilma was vice president and trust officer.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Parsons. She was also a member of the SEK Group of National Association of Bank Women, serving as treasurer, secretary, vice chairman and chairman. She also served as state education and training chairman for the national group. Wilma served as treasurer from 1968 to 1975 for the Labette County chapter of the American Cancer Society and was a member of the board of directors for the Labette County chapter of the American Red Cross from 1980 to 1984, serving as treasurer for part of that time. Wilma was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Parsons, serving on the Stewardship Committee for a number of years, the Diaconate Board and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. Her hobbies included decorative painting, crocheting, knitting, counted cross stitch, gardening and computers.
Wilma is survived by two sons, David Scott and his wife, Vikki, of Denton, Texas, and John Scott and his wife, Terrie, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her grandchildren, Justin Puckett and his wife, Erin, of McKinney, Texas, Nichole Scott of Denton, Texas, Austin Hadley and his wife, Phoenix, of Clifton, Colorado, Tyler Scott and his wife, Kristin, of Lakewood, Colorado, and Matthew Scott, technical sergeant of the U.S. Air Force; three great-grandchildren, Amelia, Kai and Evan; three stepchildren and their families, Michael Elliott of Springfield, Missouri, daughter Kimberly, Timothy Elliott of Parsons, daughter Jessica, and the Rev. Kathy and Kenny Carlson of Chanute and three adult children, Kassandra, Ben and Jared; four sisters, Hazel Otto of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Betty Ann Matthews of Lethbridge, Alberta, Linda Brown of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Debra Rutherford of Dryden, Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Rodney Evans and William Evans; and two sisters, Charal Pretula and Valerie Fox.
Wilma had a long, happy life and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Ball and the Rev. Wayne Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.
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