Wilma M. (West) McMahan, 93, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Springfield.
She was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Lebanon, Mo. to Walter Bradley and Anna Guinn Wood West.
On March 9, 1947, she married Bud McMahan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bud, on July 13, 2013; three sisters, Helen Louise West, Grace Van Hooser and Hazel Harrison; two brothers, Robert “Blackie’’ West and Charles “PeeWee’’ West; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Maggie McMahan.
Wilma worked in the family hardware store, “West Hardware.’’ She later worked with the Division of Welfare for a period of time before leaving the “city life’’ to the little village of Russ, Mo., where she and her husband Bud owned and operated McMahan Grocery for the next 58 years.
She professed her faith in Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church. Later in life, she attended White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the morning and First Baptist Church in the evening. At the time of her passing, she was a longtime, active and faithful member of White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Mark and her husband, Tim, of Sheldon, Mo. and Joyce Massey and her husband, Noel, of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Bradon McMahan Massey and his wife, Triesa, Matthew McMahan Massey and his wife, Casey, Stephanie Smith and her husband, Lee, Britlyn McMahan Reid and her husband, Culley, Scott Mark and his wife, Adrienne, and Savana Ayers and her husband, Brandon; 15 great-grandchildren, Cannon McMahan Massey, Anna Grace Reid, Cole Smith, Easton Massey, Sutton Mark, Isaac Reid, Campbell Mark, Carlee Smith, Lincoln Massey, Taylor Ayers, Braelee Massey, Joe and Mac Reid, Jordan Ayers and one on the way; special friends, Skippy Maguire, and Ardith Montelius; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Wilma M. (West) McMahan will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, in White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in White Oak Pond Cemetery, under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m Sunday at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel.
Wilma’s wish in lieu of flowers was that donations be made to Gideon’s International so the plan of salvation would be included to be spread throughout the world. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536.
Sign guest book at www.shadelscolonialchapel.com.


The Lebanon Daily Record

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