Wilma Ellen Edwards

Wilma E. Edwards, 95, of Brazil, passed away January 15, 2018, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born February 14, 1922 in Porter County, Indiana, the daughter of William Fredrick Hamann and Caroline Klemz Hamann. As an adolescent girl, after her father passed away, she began working as a telephone operator in their home. She continued working for General Telephone following graduation from Kouts High School. In 1963, she moved to Terre Haute with General Telephone and achieved the position of Chief Operator. She worked for many years as the Federal Telecommunications Operator in Terre Haute.
Wilma was united in marriage on January 22, 1944 to Ephriam Elroy Edwards. They later in life, bought property in the Center Point area and enjoyed time there.
Survivors include her children, Joseph Edwards (Mary) of MN, Ronald Edwards of Peoria, Dennis Edwards (Jill) of Center Point, Valorie Callahan (Dennis) of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Eva Mullins, James Edwards, Andrew Edwards, Kyle Edwards, Glen Languirand, Karen Languirand, Michael Edwards, Austin Steward, Amber Wellum, Jama Smith, Jason Callahan, and Erin Hiltibidal; 16 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Madison, Koralie, Ollie Mae, Christian, Brandon, James, Rowen, Ethan, Alex, Pierce, Jackson, Mackenzie, Cameron, Taryn, Camryn, Jaxon Elroy; great-great-grandson, James; sister in law, Zulieka Hamann of Louisville; brothers in law, Richard Hambrock, and Enoch “Nuck” Edwards of Kouts; other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elroy Edwards passed away in 2005; brother Roland Hamann; two sisters, Amy DeFries, and Joan Hambrock; daughter in law, Ulla Edwards; grandson Eric Edwards.
Cremation was chosen, no services will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or memorial of choice. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com