Wilda R. Kirkpatrick, 83, Greentown, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Century Villa Healthcare in Greentown. She was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Howard County to Von and Verna (Swan) Gentis. On Feb. 25, 1948, in Indianapolis, she married Robert Kirkpatrick and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2008
Mrs. Kirkpatrick had been a homemaker and farm wife. She graduated from Union Township High School, and was a member of the former Antioch Christian Church. She attended First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Swayzee Order of the Eastern Star, Willing Workers Ladies Aide Society and she was a member of the Red Hat Society of Braden Castle in Braden, Fla. She enjoyed cooking.
Survivors include a son, Bryan (Susan) Kirkpatrick, Greentown; a daughter, Janet (Stan) Middlesworth, Greentown; five grandchildren, Rev. Laura Kirkpatrick McMasters (Daniel), Pulaski, Tenn., Andrea Kirkpatrick, Remington, Jenna Kirkpatrick, Ann Arbor, Mich., Father Kevin Middlesworth (Karen), Wheaton, Ill., and Brooke Middlesworth and fiance Josh Chapman, Muncie; four great-grandchildren, Sophia McMasster, Phinehas Middlesworth, Julian Middlesworth and Oliver Middlesworth; a sister in law, Maxine Gentis, Marion; aunts Joan Spurgeon and Esther Shelley; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Rex Gentis; and three grandchildren, Shawna Middlesworth, Amber Middlesworth and Matthew J. Kirkpatrick.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 127 S. Meridian St., Greentown, with Rev. Michael Goodspeed officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greentown First United Methodist Church Building Fund and/or Gideons International.