Wilma Ruth Shiery
Wilma Ruth Shiery
  • July 6, 1928 - December 17, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Wilma Ruth Shiery was born the 8th child of 10 to Burney and Clara Nellie Tweedt on July 6, 1928 in Huxley, Iowa. Wilma died on December 17, 2017 at the age of 89.
She was baptized and confirmed at Palestine Lutheran Church in Huxley, Iowa. She was a faithful member of Advent Lutheran Church for 53 years. She was Secretary of the Sunday School, she worked in Bible School, was a member of WELCA, she worked in the bread pantry and participated in many other functions in the church.

She grew up on her dads 80 acre farm in Huxley. Upon graduation from high school she went to beauty school in Des Moines,Iowa. After graduation from beauty school she headed to Ames, Iowa to start her career. While there, she met and fell in love with the love of her life and soul mate, Raymond Shiery.
They enjoyed a wonderful life for 40 yeas until his untimely death in 1989 at age 62. Wilma was a devoted wife to her husband Ray, a loving mother to her 4 children, a loving granny to her 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was also a loving mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law and son-in-law. She dearly loved her family and she devoted her life to taking care of them and showing how much she loved them.

She was married to Ray on March 7,1948 at Palestine Lutheran Church in Huxley, Iowa. Ray and Wilma moved their family to Houston in August of 1958 where they made many wonderful friends. Wilma and Ray were blessed with 4 children, Diane, Randy, Mark and Tim; seven grandsons, Eric, Chris, Shaun, Jason, Matt, Adam and Kody; one granddaughter, Lori; 4 great grandsons,
Tyler, Lucas, Caleb and Jaxson; four great granddaughters, Addyson, Kylee, Emily and Rebecca. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Raymond, her brothers Kenneth Tweedt, Norman Tweedt, Donald Tweedt and Burnie Tweedt; her sisters Gladys Barnes, Beulah Allen and Mildred Brown.

Wilma is survived by her daughter Diane Jaehne and husband Darrel, her son Randy and wife Debbie and her sons Mark and Tim.
She is also survived by seven grandsons Eric Winkelmann and wife Michele and their children Tyler and Lucas, Chris Winkelmann, Shaun Shiery and wife Lora and their children Addyson, Kylee and Jaxon, Matt Shiery, Adam Shiery and wife Kristy and daughter Emily, Jason Shiery and wife Leticia and their children Caleb and Rebeca and Kody Shiery. She is also survived by one granddaughter
Lori King and husband Frank. Wilma is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law Clare Tweedt and wife Carolyn of Ames, Iowa and one sister Frances Olson of Houston, Texas. Wilma is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Wilma will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Advent Lutheran Church at 5820 Pinemont Drive in Houston, Texas 77092 or to a charity of your choice.

Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Earthman Funeral Directors at Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 5820 Pinemont Drive in Houston, Texas 77092, with Deacon Bruce Elijah officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery 1101 Antoine Dr., Houston, Texas 77055.

A reception will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church.