While in the touch of her loving husband, Wilma Ruth Erick of Galion passed peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in the Galion Community Hospital.
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"Tillie", as she was known by everyone was born Nov. 16, 1926. She was the daughter of the late James A. and Stella (Gay) Lee. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, James R. Erick. They were married Sept. 9, 1945.
Wilma graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1944. After graduating she worked at the Marion Star in the advertising department before moving to Galion where she then perused a 42 year career in retail while working at the Merit Shoe Company, Klopps Department Store, the Globe Clothing Store and finally retiring while working as a sales associate at the Clothes Horse. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and enjoyed her many crafts. Her biggest joy in life was family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her husband Jim, she is survived by son, Richard L. Erick of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren, Andrea Lynne Erick of Tampa, Fla. and Christopher James Erick and wife Kerry of Hingham, Mass.; parents of Tillie's three great-grandchildren, Carson James Erick, Finley Kate Erick and Avery Campbell Erick and three brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Jean) Lee of Marion, Robert (Dorothy) Lee of Mt. Gilead and Jerry (Micki) Lee of Greenwich, Conn.
She was preceded in death by one brother, John Lee and three sisters, Martha Bosse and twin sisters, Margaret Lee and Marjorie Barnhart.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 with Pastor Jerry Penrod presiding. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Community Hospital's Avita Health Foundation, 269 Portland Way South, Galion, Ohio 44833 or to the Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio 44833.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Feb. 21, 2013