Wilma Lou Huffman

February 4, 1927December 8, 2020
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Wilma Lou Huffman, age 93, passed away in Columbus on December 8, 2020. She was born February 4, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Zora Hickey. She was retired from the school system as a secretary in the guidance department of Central Junior High. Singing was her passion and she was a past member of the First Christian Church choir and Silvertones singing group and loved singing karaoke at family gatherings. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliaries and was always eager to help veteran’s causes. Wilma’s quote at the end of her life “to Love God and love people.” She saw the good in every person she met and always lived her life according to the example of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was baptized into Christ and was a member of First Christian Church. After meeting the love of her live shortly after WW II at Zaharako’s (the Greeks), Wilma married Todd “Sam” Huffman, September 28, 1946, in Columbus; he preceded her in death in 2002. Survivors include her children; Joyce (Terry) Graham of Columbus, Connie Anderson of Burnsville, Barbara (Randy) Bomkamp of St. Louis, John Huffman of North Vernon and Lisa Huffman of Bloomington. Grandchildren; Scott (Myriam) Graham of Columbus, Melanie (Jordan) Cockerham of Seymour, Zach Anderson of Bloomington, Eric (Madelyn) Bomkamp of Denver, Colorado, Craig Bomkamp of St. Louis, Keisha (Christian) Bayens of Wisconsin and Lucie, Albert and Roman Cyliax all of Bloomington. Wilma is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Dorothy Evans and Jean Harrell and son-in-law Dennis Anderson. A private funeral service and visitation will be held at Hathaway~Myers Chapel on Pearl Street officiated by Tyler Tolbert. Private entombment will follow at Garland Brook Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, First Christian Church or The Columbus American Legion Post. Hathaway~Myers Chapel is assisting the Huffman family.


  • Joyce (Terry) Graham, Daughter
  • Connie Anderson, Daughter
  • Barbara (Randy) Bomkamp, Daughter
  • John Huffman, Son
  • Lisa Huffman, Daughter
  • Scott (Myriam) Graham, Grandchild
  • Melanie (Jordan) Cockerham, Grandchild
  • Zach Anderson, Grandchild
  • Eric (Madelyn) Bomkamp, Grandchild
  • Craig Bomkamp, Grandchild
  • Keisha ( Christian) Bayens, Grandchild
  • Lucie, Albert and Roman Cyliax, Grandchildren
  • Also survived by 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

  • Our Hospice of Soutrh Central Indiana
  • First Christian Church
  • Columbus American Legion



  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 11, 2020



  • Private Entombment


Wilma Lou Huffman

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Patricia Jordan

December 15, 2020

My name is Patricia (Morrison) Jordan and I live in a residential facility in Maine.
Your mother (I called her "Bill") and I were best friends in high school.
She was one of a girls' singing trio and I accompanied them on the piano.
The other two were Margaret Edelman (she married Bill Stearman) And
Mary Lou McCpy. We appeared here and there and had a ball.
We lived about two miles apart and rode our bikes all over (No one drove
us around in those days). We rode the school bus from Newbern School to
Columbus High School. A lot of singing involved.
I am also 93. We have kept in touch over the years and I will miss her.
Pat Jordan 30 Governors Way 533 Topsham ME 04086

Colene Rich

December 14, 2020

Wilma was a very nice lady. Thinking of you at this time. Colene & Doyle Rich

Nancy Speer

December 11, 2020

Wilma was a wonderful lady . She was always helpful and loving . I remember the time we were to sing Christmas carols at the nursing home my dad was at from FCC. No one showed but Wilma and me and we sang together we had a great time singing. Love her and will miss her.

Beverly McCloskey

December 11, 2020

I so enjoyed working with Wilma in the Teacher Resource Center on Mondays at First Christian Church. We had so much fun sharing stories and talking about our kids and grandkids, as well as stories from her long life. I was amazed at how sharp her mind was for so long. Wilma was very humble concerning herself, but so proud of her kids and grandkids. I remember seeing her in the FCC choir, and truly enjoyed hearing her on her Celebration video. The Monday of the eclipse in 2017 after TRC we were able to experience seeing it together. Sue Crenshaw, FCC CHILDREN'S minister at the time, shared her special glasses as we were leaving. Wilms was just such a special lady and I wish I had known her longer. Thinking of her always brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. ♥️

Karen Jefferson

December 10, 2020

Wilma's husband Sam was my dad's first cousin. Growing up, I spent many hours at Sam and Wilma's house. From my house it was just a short bike ride. I always felt welcome there and some of my favorite memories are with the family. During a blizzard(early 60,s?),the Huffmans lost power ,so the whole family came to stay with us for a few days. What an adventure! I will miss Wilma! She was the sweetest person I have ever known. I never heard her lose her temper or say an unkind word about anybody. She is an example for all of us. Karen Williams Jefferson

Janet Mathis

December 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I have been a neighbor of Wilma at Two Worlds for many years. She was such a kind women. She always had a smile and hello for everyone. She will be deeply missed. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Janet Mathis

Gail Saul

December 10, 2020

I sang with Wilma in the Silver Tones under Mary Clark at the Mill Race Center from 2004 until she stopped singing with them. Most of the time we were in the same section and relied on each other. I will always remember her sweet smile when there was any grumbling. What a lesson! She just wouldn't be a part of it. Loved singing and being with her. I know I met several members of her family over the years. My deepest sympathy to you all. ...Gail

LuAnn Craft

December 9, 2020

Aunt Wilma was such a joy to be around. Her smile and laugh were contagious. I will always remember her as a calm, soft spoken, loving and lovely lady. My sympathy to you - Joyce, Connie, Barbara, John and Lisa ... my memories are so precious ❤️

Kay Romine Daily

December 9, 2020

Wilma was a neighbor to Mom and Dad their entire adult lives. We could never have had better neighbors or better examples of how to live. I never once heard Wilma complain, gossip or have a bad word for anyone. She was a real Christian in the every sense of the word. She will be missed but never forgotten. Her joy will live on forever. My condolences to all her children I grew up with and enjoyed so much. Remember swimming in "our huge pool?" Love, Kay

Vicky Stainbrook

December 9, 2020

Ms Wilma was an amazing supporter of the veterans and always had a beautiful smile to share. It was always fun to hear her stories and wisdom. She will be missed! Prayers and love to the family. May the good memories help you in this time of loss.