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Josephine J. DeWild

July 21, 1918 — May 27, 2014

Josephine J. DeWild

Josephine J. “Jo” DeWild, 95, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home in McPherson. She was a homemaker.

She was born on July 21, 1918, in Dayton, KS, the daughter of William and Hattie (Konjer) Rupke. On February 16, 1943, Jo was united in marriage to Clarence H. DeWild in Salinas, CA. He preceded her in death on October 24, 2002.

Jo was a member of the V.F.W. Post #2715 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include: sons, LeMayne DeWild (Karen) of Spokane, WA, Kevin DeWild of Alamogordo, NM, Leland DeWild (Jeanne) of McPherson, KS, and Virgil DeWild of McPherson, KS; daughters, Wava Duncan of Mound City, MO, Valerie Erickson of McPherson, KS, and Valissa Taggart (Robert) of Clovis, NM; brothers, Wilbur Rupke (Joann) of Lexington, NE and Hank Rupke (Roberta) of Lakin, KS; sisters, Hendrene Bailey of Newton, KS, Juanita Tracy of Phillipsburg, KS, and Irene Donnely of Portland, OR; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Robert DeWild, grandson, Lloyd DeWild, granddaughter, Keri DeWild, great-grandson, David Joe Hay, and brothers, Clarence, Richard, Henry, Ivan, and Melvin Rupke.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Tripp Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 2, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion, or Gentiva Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Josephine J. DeWild please visit our Sympathy Store.

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