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Wilma Jasper

Wilma May (Burton) Jasper, 88, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Deseret Health and Rehabilitation at Yates Center.
Wilma was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Allen County, the daughter of Bert W. Burton and Goldie F. (Creason). She grew up in Iola attending Allen County schools. Wilma enjoyed dancing and on Oct. 10, 1955, she married Enous W. Jasper, whom she had met at a dance in LaHarpe. The couple was wed in Iola and shortly after were blessed with their only child, a daughter, Elaine.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Enous on May 2, 1996; brothers, Nick Burton in 1932 and Chauncey Burton in 2007; a son-in-law, Steve Weston who passed Feb. 4, 2005. She is survived by her daughter Elaine (Jasper) Weston of Yates Center; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Levi Weston, both of Yates Center; sisters, Juanita Lundine, Humboldt, and Eva Wagner and husband Johnny, LaHarpe; brother, Jim Burton and wife Fern of El Dorado; sister-in-law Irene Burton, Olathe, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday also at Campbell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to The Woodson County 4-H Council Scholarship Fund or Deseret Health and Rehabilitation at Yates Center Activity Fund and sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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