Wilma Cunningham, 95, of Shawnee, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Shawnee.

Wilma Cunningham, 95, of Shawnee, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Shawnee.

She was born May 10, 1924, to George and Susan (Giddens) Thompson in Tribbey, Oklahoma.

Wilma was raised in Tribbey and graduated from Tribbey High School. She has lived most of

her life in Pottawatomie County, having lived in Edmond a short time before returning to the

Shawnee area.

She married James R. Cunningham in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1989, and he preceded her in

death in 1999.

Wilma was a dedicated homemaker and excellent seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, painting,

sculpting, and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Susan Thompson; first husband, John

Edward Jones; her daughter, Jennifer Gardner; second husband, James “Jim” R. Cunningham;

five brothers, baby boy Thompson, Kermit, Clyde, John and Doyle Thompson; two sisters, Ruby

Thompson and Beatrice Judy.

Survivors include her two sons and two daughters-in-law, Keith and Kathy Jones of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Alan and Mary Jones of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Kevin Jones, Kyle Jones, Amanda Gardner Walker, Jason Gardner, Jennifer Davis and Jeremy Mobley; six great-grandchildren, Tia, Torie, Gavinn Jones, Charity Walker, Baylie Gardner and Colton Mobley; and other extended family and friends.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Monday, June 3, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with

Chaplain Darrell Witten, Heartland Hospice of Shawnee, officiating. Burial will follow at Tribbey Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.