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Wilma I. Goleman
(April 22, 1924 - June 30, 2014)

Wilma Irene Goleman, 90, of Shelbyville, died at 11:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 in her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville with Rev. Dan Seibert and Gary Young officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to the Memorial Sunken Garden Project in Forest Park, Love the Child Guatemalan Orphanage or the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

Wilma was born on April 22, 1924 in Lakewood, IL, the daughter of Kenneth B. and Hilda Moreen Specht Plowman. A graduate of Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1942, Wilma continued her education in Springfield, IL, graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing in 1945. She served in the U. S. Army as a nurse cadet at Camp Carson, Colorado and afterwards began her first career as a Registered Nurse, working at Shelby Memorial Hospital as well as a private duty nurse. She married James Lowell Goleman on September 22, 1949. They settled in Shelbyville and in nine years were raising their family of four girls (Loma, Marla, Suzanne and Sarah). Wilma continued working at Shelby Memorial Hospital and after a 35 year nursing career, retired to embark on another passion of cooking. She opened the Morgan House restaurant in 1975 and served patrons for the next 33 years, retiring in July, 2008. Wilma was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her daughters, Loma Roley and husband Richard of Shelbyville, IL, Marla Pick and husband Michael of Springfield, IL, Sarah Goleman of Ottawa, IL and Christine Bullock Dilk and husband Mic of Fishers, IN; brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Plowman and wife Sherreye of Chilhowie, VA; sister, Gwenda Cutler and husband Leon of Altamont, IL; nine grandchildren, Kurt Roley (Thalia), Craig Roley (Amber), Morgan Pick, Rachel Millburg (Steve), Adam Havey, Kate Havey, Jeffrey Rainey (Chayna), Jonathan Dilk and Connor Dilk; seven great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren; and two step-great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lowell on September 2, 2010; daughter, Suzanne; great grandson, Heath Tyler Roley; and three sisters, Marjorie Kessel, Joyce Lawrence and Barbara Bullock.

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