Wilma Jean (Prince) Price, 89, of Princeton, passed away peacefully at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at home, surrounded by her three daughters.

Wilma was born in the Lewistown community, in Caldwell County, and attended elementary school in Lewistown, graduating from Butler High School in 1950. She attended Bethel Women’s College in Hopkinsville, and worked for several years as cashier and bookkeeper at J.C. Penney Department Store in Princeton.

Wilma Jean married Morris Sanford Price on Oct. 20, 1951, Together, they raised three daughters, Bonnie Whitaker (Sal Kabalani) of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Hartley (Jason) of Caldwell County and Julie Askins (Elias) of Henderson, Nevada.

Wilma is also survived by two sisters, Mildred Hogan, of Owensboro, Sue Merrick, of Princeton; a brother, Charles (Chuck) Prince, of Caldwell County; and a proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Elizabeth Whitaker (Travis Castleberry), Audrey Sullivan Abernathy (Joe), Charles Sullivan (Tabitha), Jalin Hartley McGregor (Tanner), and Jarin Hartley; and four great-grandchildren, Alex and Griffin Castleberry, and Braelynn and Jack McGregor; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sanford; as well as her parents, Aylene (Perry) and Wesley Prince; along with a sister, Mary Lois Darnell.

Wilma devoted her life to her family and her church, and had adoring children. She raised her girls as members of Eddy Creek Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school and Training Union teacher, leader of various youth groups, annually helped with Vacation Bible School, and sang in the church choir. Later in life, Wilma joined Donaldson Baptist Church, where she continued teaching Sunday school, and worked with Vacation Bible School for as long as her health allowed.

Wilma was always an avid gardener, growing, canning and freezing fruits, berries and vegetables, sharing the harvest with family and friends, and making delicious meals and treats with her bounty. For most of her adult life, Wilma was a fixture in Eddy Creek Homemakers as well as the county-wide organization.

A memorial service will be planned and announced for a later date. In the spirit of Wilma’s Christian service, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Pennyroyal Hospice (Hopkinsville), Caldwell County Medical Center, or local organizations supporting food instability.

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