Former Jerseyvilleresident, Wilma Jean (Wilkinson) Lynn, was called home to the Lord at 5:50 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Shirley, Mo. on May 27, 1935, and was the daughter of the Elmer Dallas & Carrie (Evans) Wilkinson. In 1952, she met the love of her life, Paul Lynn, and the two married on Aug. 29, 1953 at the Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville. For a period of time, Wilma worked at Graveman Studios, until she & Paul answered the call to serve the Lord. They were active members of the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, where they were very passionate in serving the elderly and whatever else they could do to help. Their ministry began in Pleasant Hill a little church called Bible Temple. In 1973 they left Jerseyville to go to Kansas City, Mo where the pastoredGenessee Gospel Assembly, now know as Arborknoll Gospel Assembly.Wilma will always be remembered for making sure she was at the birth of every church baby. She was always doing whatever she could around the church whether it was cleaning or playing the piano and praying alongside her "church kids", and of course, her O Henry bars. She worked tirelessly alongside her husband, living up to her motto, "I"d rather wear out that rust out".Surviving are her husband, Rev. Paul Lynn of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Naomi Dunsing and Gwen Marshall Prough both of Jerseyville; two brothers, Loya Wilkinson of Jerseyville and Danny Wilkinson of Kansas City; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of church friends and family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Zelma Denham and Loretta Abbott; and four brothers, John H., Lindell, Terry & Curtis Wilkinson.A Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Arborknoll Gospel Assembly in Kansas City.A second visitation will take place from 11 a.m., Friday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville.Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the Arborknoll Gospel Assembly Church in Kansas City, Mo.Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of these arrangements.
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