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Claris L. Wilkison, 85, Kokomo, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 3, 2018.
Claris was born on Jan. 25, 1932, to her parents Harry A. and Anna (Schwall) Shepherd in Kokomo.
She is survived by her children John, Pamela, Judy and David; and sister Helen Sanders. She is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Claris attended Kokomo High School and went on to retire from Delco Electronics in 1993 after a career of over 30 years as a final chip inspector. She was a member of Macedonia Christian Church, Local UAW #292, Eagles, Moose, AARP and Kokomo Senior Citizens. Claris enjoyed modeling, ballroom dancing, traveling the world and teaching Sunday School. She was a volunteer at Community Howard Regional Hospital and in her spare time learned to fly small planes. Her faith in the Lord and her family were her greatest joys in life.
Claris was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert Levi Wilkison, second husband Charles Turley Jr., three brothers, and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive Room 4510 Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at noon with visitation from 10 a.m. with Pastor Steve Sherwood officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Share condolences with the family at ellersmortuarywebster.com.
Published on January 6, 2018
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