Wood Funeral Home


Wilma Worden

February 26, 1931September 10, 2020

Wilma R. Worden, 89, of Branchville Borough, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Naples, Florida.

Born and raised in Middletown, New York, Wilma lived in Connecticut before moving to Branchville in 1963. She was a legal secretary for 15 years, then worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Everett Kunkel for ten years before her retirement. In her early years, Wilma was a competitive roller skater and also enjoyed skiing. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Branchville.

The daughter of the late Walter and Rose (McDermott) Dow, Wilma was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Worden, on June 24, 2005. She was also predeceased by her beloved dog, Bailey. Wilma is survived by her daughter, Pamela Roth and husband, Russell, of Naples, Florida.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Interment will be held in Branchville Cemetery following the funeral service.

Memorial donations may be made to Branchville Fire Department, PO Box 2425, Branchville, NJ 07826.


  • Branchville Fire Department


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Wilma Worden

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Terri Higbie Wilson

September 21, 2020

Pamela Sue,
Lisa and I have many memories of times spent with your family. Even our kids remember that visits to Branchville would include going to the Worden’s for a swim. Those were special times in our lives. We will cherish the memories.
Terri and Lisa

Gail Earley

September 14, 2020

When we moved to Branchville many years ago Wilma was so welcoming. She always treated us as family. We spent so many summers by the pool. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Wilma.

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