Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 8, 2013

Wilma Stites


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Wilma Stites, 77, of Charles City, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Wilma Mae Stites was born Jan. 30, 1936 in Iowa City, the daughter of Lester and Hazel Smith. She grew up in Chariton and graduated from high school.In September 1954 she was united in marriage to Gene Kline. They made their home in Albia and raised three children. In June, 1970, Wilma was united in marriage to Raymond Junior Stites.

The couple made their home in Chariton for a short while before moving to Charles City where they lived for the remainder of Wilma’s life. Wilma retired from Sara Lee in 1998. In the 43 years spent together, Wilma and Junior enjoyed a happy marriage without any disagreements or arguments. Wilma liked to go fishing and camping. She and Junior had camped in the same spot in Lime Springs for 26 years. She also enjoyed taking care of her yard, her home and traveling to South Dakota and going through Custer State Park. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Duane Kline; and two step-daughters, Jolene Stites Curtis and Vicki Stites Donath.

Living family members include her husband, Junior Stites; sons, Allen (Leann) Kline and Dale (Tess) Kline; step-son, Michael (Carol) Stites; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Moulton with the Rev. Jerry Weller officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltown Cemetery south of Moulton. Visitation with the family present will be held on Friday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Moulton has been entrusted with the service arrangements for the Stites family and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.