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Wilma Marie Koehler, age 71, daughter of George J. and Vernita (Gearn) Richards, was born July 12, 1940 in Turley, MO. She passed away April 10, 2012 in her home in Success, MO.

Wilma grew up in the Roby-Success areas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Charles Gearn and one sister, Barbara Thomston.

She is survived by her husband Robert of the home, Debi Watts, who was like a daughter, of Carthage, MO, two half-sisters, Bonnie and Connie.

Wilma worked at Fort Leonard Wood in civil service in the laundry as a supervisor. She was dedicated to her job and was a very hard worker. After she retired from civil service she began to raise dogs. This love of dogs led her to start Robymo Kennels. She raised a variety of dogs, and spent many hours taking care of them, always proud of each one that was born in her kennel. She was a great lover of all types of animals and there was never an animal turned away, all received love and care from her.

Wilma was a member of the Roby Assembly of God Church.

She married Robert Koehler on December 1, 1996. They spent 15 years together, doing the things they enjoyed, working in the kennel, raising animals, fishing and hunting.

She was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends may pay their respects from 12-5 PM on Thursday April 12th at Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.

Visitation will be Friday April 13th, in the Roby Assembly of God Church from 10-11 AM. Services will be at 11 AM following the Visitation. Brother Bob Troutt will officiate with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.

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