Wilma Dean Oxley


Wilma Dean Oxley, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at her home, in Merriam, KS. She was born on January 8, 1935, in Jay, OK to Riley and Leola (Hastings) Gann. She married the love of her life, John P. Oxley on August 23, 1956.  

She attended cosmetology school and opened, Wilma’s Beauty Shop, in 1971. After retiring, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and pursued her love for painting, which she self-learned and exceled at.

Wilma was preceded in death by her Parents; Brother, Dean Gann; and Granddaughter, Brandie Lee Simpson.

Wilma is survived by her Husband, John Oxley; Sisters, Ima Jean Atchison and Vicki Jean Moorehouse; Daughter, Gwen Schmitz; Grand Daughter, Dena Smith; Great Granddaughter, Kassidy Wieduwilt; and many Nieces and Nephews.

Wilma had an infectious smile, a generous heart and will always be remembered for her feisty spirit. She will live in our hearts and memories forever. Gone but never forgotten.

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