Thursday, December 6, 2007

Annabelle Mary Wilhelm, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.

She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Hixton, Wis., the daughter of Anton and Mildred (Held) Ripp. On Oct. 19, 1957, in Alma Center, Wis., she was united in marriage to David Paul Wilhelm, who survives.

Additional survivors include: four daughters, Paula Wilhelm, of Springfield, Pamela Beisner and her husband, Bruce, of Grandview, Pauline Lehman and her husband, Douglas, of Raymore, and Patrice Thompson and her husband, Scott, of Waukee, Iowa; three brothers, Gerald Ripp, of Tomah, Wis., Donald Ripp, of Merrillan, Wis., and Howard Ripp, of Hixton, Wis.; one sister, Carole Byrns, of Black River Falls, Wis.; and six grandchildren.

She graduated from high school in Hixton, Wis., then attended the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. She was married to Dave 50 years. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Shell Knob.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father David Miller will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Church with Rosary at 6:30 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Holy Family Parish Council Catholic Women.

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