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Obituary: Wilma Rose Meredith Stypula, Columbus

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Wilma Rose Meredith Stypula, 79, of Columbus, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stypula enjoyed the outdoors, playing bingo, painting, and drawing and she was known to have a green thumb. She was a former member of Crown Point Elks Club.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until service time Friday. Burial will be at Shiloh Separate Baptist Cemetery on Georgetown Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the Stypula family at

Born in Marseilles, Illinois, April 8, 1934, Mrs. Stypula was the daughter of Monte T. and Lennie Folks Meredith. She married Edwin F. Stypula May 23, 1954. He preceded her in death July 2, 1999.

Survivors include her sons, Glenn Stypula, and his companion, Elaine, of Crown Point, and Stacey Stypula of Columbus; grandchildren, Natalie (Jeromy) Glover of Crown Point and Jason (Carley) Stypula of Cedar Lake; a great-granddaughter, Reagan Miracle Glover; sisters, Sharon Aull of Columbus and Barbara Wilson of Halltown, MO; brothers, Gary Meredith of St. Petersburg, FL, and James (Ruth) Meredith of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stypula was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Teresa Stypula; five sisters; and a brother.

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