Wilma Scheetz 1938-2021
Wilma Jean Scheetz, 83, of Topeka, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2021 in Shawnee.
Wilma was born on July 17, 1938 in Garrison, the daughter of Claude and Blanche (Haber) Area. She was the oldest of seven children.
She married Lawrence Laible in October 1959; they later divorced. Together, they had four children. Wilma then went back to high school and obtained her high school diploma in 1969 from Soldier High School.
In August 1971, Wilma married Donald Scheetz. For most of her working years, she was a CNA/Home Health Aid and a caregiver. She loved cooking shows and reading cookbooks. She spent the last years of her life at the Health Care Resort in Topeka. She really enjoyed her time there.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Scheetz; a brother, Donald Area; and a brother-in-law, Jack Bernritter.
Wilma is survived by her children, Lawrence Laible and wife Patty, Leslie Laible and wife Jane, Linda Jones and Loretta Kutina; her brothers, William Area and wife Sharon, Robert Area and wife Henrietta, Richard Area and wife Judy and Jack Area and wife Mary Lou; sister, Betty Bernritter; 12 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and anyone who helped care for Wilma.