OBITUARY

Wilma Stirling

October 13, 1937June 4, 2018
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Wilma Stirling 80, passed away June 4, 2018. She was born in Kokomo, IN to the late William and Mary Yoder. Wilma grew up in South Bend, IN and moved to Shelbyville, IN where she graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1955. After school, she worked a few years as an X-Ray tech, but her real passion in life was children. She taught in the Catholic Schools at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Shelbyville and in later years with Head Start. Wilma was told she would never have children, but she proved them wrong and had 4 children which she always referred to as her “miracles”. Forty years ago, she married John and together they started a unique Sports Memorabilia Store in Brown County, “Johnny’s Sports Nostalgia” which grew to multiple stores in Central Indiana. She lived life to the fullest, and enjoyed water skiing, dancing, golf (two holes in one), and all times spent with family. Wilma never met a stranger and will be missed by everybody she touched. She is survived by her loving husband, John C. Stirling, Jr.; daughters, Dana (Tony) Cory, Julie Jefferson, and April (Scott) Darst; sons, Andy (Patty) Breedlove, Chris Breedlove, and Jeff (Pam) Stirling; grandchildren, Travis, Jessica, Amelia, Madeline, Emily, Kelsie, Miles, Drew, Matthew, Jake, and Luke; great grandchildren, Luke, Ema, Rhys, Liam, Murphy, and Finn ; sister, Mary Kay Murray; and brothers, Bill and Mike Yoder. Visitation will be held Sunday June 10, 2018 from 12pm-5pm at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Stop 11 Chapel followed by a celebration service at 5:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church at 11am on June 11, 2018. Burial in Acton Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Joy’s House UIndy---1615 Castle Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227 www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com

  • FAMILY

  • John C. Stirling Jr., Husband
  • Dana Cory, Daughter
  • Julie Jefferson, Daughter
  • April Darst, Daughter
  • Andy Breedlove, Son
  • Chris Breedlove, Son
  • Jeff Stirling, Son
  • 11 Grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Wilma Stirling

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Cam Adams

June 8, 2018

I will never forget all of the fun times we had together. You were a kind, beautiful and great friend. Rest in peace now and we will meet again someday . I love you !

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Biography

Wilma Stirling
80, passed away June 4, 2018. She was born in Kokomo, IN to the late William and Mary Yoder. Wilma grew up in South Bend, IN and moved to Shelbyville, IN where she graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1955. After school, she worked a few years as an X-Ray tech, but her real passion in life was children. She taught in the Catholic Schools at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Shelbyville and in later years with Head Start. Wilma was told she would never have children, but she proved them wrong and had 4 children which she always referred to as her “miracles”. Forty years ago she married John and together they started a unique Sports Memorabilia Store in Brown County, “Johnny’s Sports Nostalgia” which grew to multiple stores in Central Indiana. She lived life to the fullest, and enjoyed water skiing, dancing, golf (two holes in one), and all times spent with family. Wilma never met a stranger and will be missed by everybody she touched. She is survived by her loving husband, John C. Stirling, Jr.; daughters, Dana (Tony) Cory, Julie Jefferson, and April (Scott) Darst; sons, Andy (Patty) Breedlove, Chris Breedlove, and Jeff (Pam) Stirling; grandchildren, Travis, Jessica, Amelia, Madeline, Emily, Kelsie, Miles, Drew, Matthew, Jake, and Luke; great grandchildren, Luke, Ema, Rhys, Liam, Murphy, and Finn ; sister, Mary Kay Murray; and brothers, Bill and Mike Yoder.
Visitation will be held Sunday June 10, 2018 from 12pm-5pm at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Stop 11 Chapel followed by a celebration service at 5:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church at 11am on June 11, 2018. Burial in Acton Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Joy’s House---www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com