Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend Wilma Scroggins, 86, of Girard Ks died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Girard Medical Center after a short illness.
Wilma was born April 13, 1927 at the old Girard Hospital in Girard KS, daughter of Francis Patrick and Cleo Shook Fitzgerald. She attended school and graduated from Walnut Ks, taught for two years at rural country schools, and was a homemaker for many years before hiring on and advancing to Phone Center Supervisor for the Sears Roebuck Catalog Store in Olathe Ks, where she retired in 1983.
She married Stanley Virgil Scroggins of Girard KS on September 12, 1947 in Girard and has lived in Crawford County and Olathe throughout her life.
Survivors include daughter Janice Scroggins of Girard Ks, Grandson David Pietarila of Lake Forest Ca, great granddaughter Taylor Pietarila of Enid OK, nieces Nancy Grantham and Edith Ramage of Girard, nephew Curtis Puckett of Colorado Springs CO, great-niece and nephew Chelsie and Evan Grantham of Girard KS and several nieces and nephews on her husband's side.
She was preceded in death by husband Stanley, son Larry Scroggins, grandson Steven Pietarila, sister Helen Puckett, Mother Cleo and father Francis Fitzgerald.
A celebration of Wilma's life will be held for close friends and family at a future date.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the SEK Humane Society. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home Pittsburg.