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Wilma Lea Love ~ ~ ~ 1915-2000
© The Ponca City News
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Submitted by: Margaret E. Haynes

Wilma Lee Love, resident of Ponca City, died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2000, in Ponca City. She was 84. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Scott presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Wilma Lee Love was born Dec. 6, 1915, at Collinsville, Okla., the daughter of John Henry Bushman and Rachel Barbara (Billbe) Bushman. She moved with her family to the Blackwell community in 1918. She attended Blackwell schools.
She married Percy R. Love on May 2, 1934, at Deer Creek, Oklahoma, with the couple making their first home in Blackwell. They also lived in Tonkawa prior to moving to Ponca City in 1955.
She was an active church member through the years. She enjoyed fishing, camping, flower gardening, wild birds and her dogs.
She is survived by one son, Alvin Love of Ponca City; three daughters, Carmeleta Carpenter and Joyce Jones, both of Ponca City, and LaDonna Thompson of Burns Flat; one sister, Louise Hembree of Tonkawa; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Percy R. Love who died Dec. 26, 1997; six brothers, "Dan" Bushman, "Jim" Bushman, Herschel Bushman, Frank Bushman, Henry Bushman, and "Bob" Bushman; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Anna May) Collyar, Mrs. Lewie V. (Carrie Belle) Cheney and Nora Pearl Bushman; and one great-grandson.
Honorary casket bearers will be Bruce Carpenter, Kenneth Carpenter, Scott Mason, Scott Edwards, Christy Hall, Rhonda Luper, Sherry Windham, Yvonne Corbin, Teresa Kuster, Jennifer Sentel, Lisa Sherwinski, Joyce Ellen Jones, Carrie Carter and Rachel Haworth.

Biography written and submitted by: Margaret E. Haynes
Wilma Lea (Bushman)Love, born December 6, 1915, in Collinsville, Rogers Co., Oklahoma, was the eleventh child, and daughter of John Henry Bushman and Rachel Barbara (Billbe) Bushman.
On May 2, 1934, in Deer Creek, Grant Co. Oklahoma, she married Percy R. Love. The made their first home in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and later in Tonkawa. They moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1955. They were the parents of four children, a son Alvin, and three daughters, Carmeleta, Joyce and LaDonna.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Percy R. Love, six brothers, Daniel Webster "Dan" Bushman, James Donald "Jim" Bushman, Herschel Charles Bushman, Frank Sanford Bushman, Henry Oliver Bushman, and Robert Wallace "Bob" Bushman; three sisters, Mrs. Earl E. (Anna May Bushman) Collyar, Mrs. Lewie V. (Carrie Belle Bushman) Cheney and Nora Pearl Bushman who died October 10, 1907; and one great-grandson.
Submitters note: Wilma's parents are buried in Blackwell Cemetery, in Blackwell, Kay Co. Oklahoma; and several of her siblings are buried there as follows; her sisters Anna May (Bushman) Collyar and husband Earl Edward Collyar, and her sister, Carrie Belle (Bushman) Cheney and husband Lewie V. Cheney, and two of her brothers, Frank Bushman and Herschel Bushman. Her brother Henry O. Bushman is buried in LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy, Coffey Co., Kansas.

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