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Wilma Lorraine Gilstrap

January 18, 1940 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 81)


Wilma Lorraine Gilstrap, 81, of Brookville, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Brookside Senior Living.

She was born on January 18, 1940 in Brookville, a daughter of the late Harold Ervin Harwood, Sr. and Eva Marie (Neel) Harwood.

On September 5, 1970, she married Walter Eugene Gilstrap.  He preceded her in death on October 09, 2015.

Wilma worked as a Stewardess for Northeast Airlines and Delta Airlines for twenty-five years.

She was a talented water colorist and a lifetime member of the Jacksonville Water Color Society, where she also served as past president.

Wilma enjoyed being a homemaker and preparing wonderful meals and dishes for her husband Gene. 

She kept a beautifully manicured yard and loved tending to her variety of perennials and annual flowers.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Mary Catherine (Glen) Brusker of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother, Harold “Hal” Ervin (Linda) Harwood, Jr. of Olean, New York.

Preceded in death by her husband Gene, one brother, Douglas Eugene Harwood; stepdaughter, Joyce Ann Gilstrap.

There will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

She will be laid to rest next to her dear husband at Crestlawn Memorial in Atlanta, Georgia.





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