Wilma Grammer Stone

Graveside services for Wilma N. Grammer Stone, 83, Lawrence will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home after a long battle with renal disease.

She was born on May 12, 1929 in Richland, KS the daughter of Walter H. and Ruby E. (Rist) Grammer.

She attended Douglas County rural schools and obtained her General Educational Development Certificate in 1993.

She was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Women’s Auxiliary Post 852 and India Douglas County Extension Homemaker Unit.  She was a former member of the Contemporary Historical Vehicles Association.

She shared an avid interest in antique cars with her husband Charles and son Raymond.  She loved flowers.  Wilma enjoyed quilting and handiwork.  For many years she and Charles attended area craft shows and sold her handiwork and Charles’ woodcraft.

Family and friends meant everything to Wilma.  She especially enjoyed having a good time and making people laugh.

Wilma married Charles W. Stone on May 20, 1949 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death July 17, 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly N. Tubbs, Kansas City, MO; one son, Raymond L. Stone, and wife, Judy, Lawrence; four grandsons; Kyle Tubbs, and wife, Tiffany, Kansas City, MO, Casey Tubbs, and wife, Staci, Liberty, MO, Jared Stone, and wife, Summer, Woodland Hills, CA, Aaron Stone, and wife, Katie, Lawrence; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah Anderson, Lawrence, KS, Shirley Harris, Lawrence, KS; and two brothers, Darrell and Gerald Grammer, both of Lawrence.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wesley, Wilford, Alfred, and Howard Grammer; and sister, Phyllis Wood.

The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses/Hospice Care or Douglas County Senior Services and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


14 Condolences

  1. Byron Hurley on February 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Aunt Wilma will be missed. She always made me laugh and had a wonderful smile. Raymond and Beverly I send my love. She is with her family and husband in Heaven now. <3

  2. DelmaHepner on February 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    My sincere Sympathy to all of Wilma’s family.And you are constantly in my prayers and thoughts. Love you all,Delma

  3. Candy Terry on February 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    RIP to my very special Aunt Wilma I will forever miss you and love you. I will remember the special times we baked pies and cooked new recipes. The times I could tell you things when I could not talk to my own mom. Thank you for listening and always being there!
    Sorry I am not able to be there but my heart is with you as well as with the family. Sending my deepest condolences and love to all.


  4. Jason Grammer on February 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I will miss Aunt Wilma dearly. She was a very special lady. Raymond and Beverly, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of us who were touched by this very special angel.

  5. Ellen Crisp Garber on February 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. You are in my prayers.

  6. Marcia Petersen on February 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wilma you will be missed. I’ll always remember the good times we had at the CHVA Toy Shows, and at the meetings. You will make all the angels smile…..
    Raymond and Judy and family, you have so many good memories…She will be missed by all.

  7. Kaitlyn Foster on February 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Signing this for my grandmother Lottie Rist and family. She says Wilma was always happy and laughing, fun to be around. I met her when I was little, and just recently saw her again. I didn’t know her very well, but she sure seemed ornery.

  8. George & Cheryl Hunsinger on February 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    To the Stone Family, I was saddened to read of Wilma’s passing. She was fun to visit with. When I used to run the township road grader, she would always visit with me if she was out when I went by. She was a freind of my mothers, Geneveive Hunsinger, and also my aunt Elsie Hunsinger. When my aun’t health started to decline, Wilma always called me, to see how she was doing. You folks are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  9. Katie Stone on February 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I met Wilma in 1998, Aaron and I had just started dating. Grandma being her normal self; called me by Aaron’s ex-girlfriends name, and said “Hey that’s a nice car is it your parents.” After Aaron and I left, he just smiled and shrugged his shoulders and said… That’s Grandma. I was left thinking to myself what am I getting myself into.
    Not much longer after that, was Grandma 70th birthday party. I met the whole family and I mean everyone. She never met a stranger. It was a great party that she continued to talk about very often over the years. After her birthday party I thought to myself once again what did I get myself into. After many more years with grandma, I now know what I got myself into. Her family, she welcomed me with open arms. She loved everyone, and made sure they knew it. We will miss her smile and her laugh. Rest in peace Grandma. By the way I found out Grandma’s Secret… it turns out she whispered it to everyone… Granda loves you.

  10. Mary Topping West on February 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Raymond and Beverly,I am so sorry for your loss. She was always so kind to me. I can still see her at the front door with a smile on her face and laughing at what we were doing. Wilma was beautiful.

  11. Michele (Garrett) Simpson on February 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

    To all Grammers: Wilma was my Dad Bill’s cousin. I remember going to Aunt Ruby & Uncle Walter’s for family get togethers when I was young. Since I just lost Dad 2 weeks ago I know exactly how you’re feeling. My prayers are with you. Shirley and Gerald thank you so much for saying goodbye to Dad with us and may Wilma rest in peace with all the family she is with now.

  12. DeeDee Blackburn on February 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Mom and I will remember Wilma and all the mothers from India School. How happy everyone was. She always had a smile on her face, and something kind and funny to say. She will be missed.

  13. Patrick Wempe on February 23, 2013 at 1:07 am

    My deepest sympathies to all of Wilma’s family and friends. I’m sure she is with loved ones in an even better place.

  14. Johnnie & Vivian Williams on February 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Wilma, you were a joy to be around, always smiling and laughing. We shared many a year together with our love of old cars through the CHVA car club. We always had lots of fun where ever the old cars took us. Your were a real pearl and you’ll be missed by so many. Our our love, prayers and caring thoughts go out to Ray, Judy, Aaron & Jared and the grandkids.

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