The Ottumwa Courier

January 19, 2013

Shirley Wyldes, 78, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Shirley Darlene Wyldes, 78, formerly of Moravia, went to be with her Lord at 5 p.m. January 17, 2013 at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born December 26, 1934 in Brushy, IA to Benjamin Samuel and Iza Mae Fenton Tracy. She married Jim Wyldes on July 3, 1954

A cheer leader, homecoming queen and graduate of Centerville High School, Shirley lived in Ottumwa from 1954 to 1991, moving to Moravia in 1991.

She had worked for over 10 years for Home Oil Co.

Surviving is her husband, Jim; a daughter, Susan (Mike) Prough of St. John, IN; two sons, Rev. Bryan (Kathy) Wyldes of Ottumwa and Brad Lee (Alena) Wyldes of Arlington, TX; two grandchildren, Benjamin (Nicki) Wyldes and Erin Wyldes; a great-grandson, Briar Lee Wyldes; two sisters, Lavon Tracy of Davenport and Marilyn Oswalt of Centerville; a brother, Bert Tracy of Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Loyde Tracy.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Dobson officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Ottumwa Community Church.

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