RAPID CITY, S.D. — Wilma G. (Scott) Meyer, 88, of Rapid City, S.D. died July 9, at Clarkson Health Care. The daughter of Silvey and Dixie (Shumate) Scott, she was born on Aug. 30, 1922 on the family farm, Shady Lane, north of Larned. After graduating from Larned High School, Wilma worked at Boeing during World War II as a welder and solderer. She also worked for REA in Great Bend. Wilma married Marion on Sept. 19, 1949 in Great Bend, and enjoyed traveling and seeing the world with him during his time in the Air Force. She was fortunate to have lived in France and Germany and enjoyed sightseeing while there, even returning to Germany after their retirement to visit German friends and family. During her time overseas, she did various volunteer jobs at the base and at the schools of her children. Wilma was instrumental in getting a Girl Scout troop started in New Underwood, S.D. where she and Marion retired.
One of Wilma’s dreams was to ride in a hot air balloon and this dream came true for her 80th birthday with an early morning ride above the beautiful southern hills. Wilma enjoyed multiple crafts, gardening, bowling, cards, and traveling to visit family and friends. Upon moving to Clarkson, she continued to enjoy crafts, playing bingo and being taken outside for walks and to see the flowers.
Grateful for having shared her life are a daughter, Alyn Meyer-Gravatt and husband Jerry of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandchildren: Randyl Meyer-LaMaack and husband Derek of Iowa City, Iowa, Lindsey Meyer of Bondurant, Iowa, Carter Gravatt of New Underwood, S.D., Kolbe and Joni Gravatt of Liberty, Mo., and Chase Gravatt of Elm Springs, S.D.; two great-grandchildren: Coen and Hadley Gravatt of Liberty Mo.; three sisters Mystel (Fred) Shiney of Kechi, Martha Kline of Cottonwood Falls, and Patricia Rupp of Terrell, Texas; a brother, Engle (Judy) Scott of Fort Worth, Texas; sister-in-law Margaret Scott of Clearwater; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marion in 2004; her son Kenneth Scott in 2007; her sisters Janet Hollandsworth and Madge Schuessler; and her brother, Wilbur Scott.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Kirk Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Woodard officiating. Inurnment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Hills. Family and friends may sign Wilma’s online guestbook at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Kirk Funeral Home*
1051 East Minnesota Street
Rapid City, S.D. 57701
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 17, 2011