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Wilma Louise Partridge

March 6, 1922 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 100)


Wilma Louise Partridge, 100, North Manchester, passed away on March 11, 2022 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester, Indiana. The daughter of Russel and Ruby (Klinger) Cauffman, Wilma was born March 6, 1922 in Claypool, Indiana.

Wilma graduated in 1940 from Sidney High School in Sidney, Indiana. The next year she married Robert E. Partridge on November 7, 1941. The two were married for 70 years before Robert’s passing, welcoming two children, Robert Michael and Judith Ann. Wilma was a kind and caring person who used her empathy to become like-a-mother to any who was in need of one. She was a talented cook with a feisty personality and a great sense of humor.

Wilma was a member Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester, Indiana and was strong in her faith. Years ago she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and sharing her faith with the church youth.  Before retiring in 1984, Wilma worked as a customer service agent for G.C.S. Air Service in Galion, Ohio.

The loving memory of Wilma Louise Partridge will be forever cherished by her daughter, Judith Ann Townley, Redding, California; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Partridge, Redding, California; a very special nephew, Sam Knight, North Manchester, Indiana, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russel and Ruby (Klinger) Cauffman; husband, Robert E. Partridge; son, Robert Michael Partridge; sister, Evelyn Knight, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Knight.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Wilma Louise Partridge memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana, 46962, or Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana, 46962.

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Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Wabash County Cancer Society
P.O. Box 144, North Manchester IN 46962

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