Wilma Jean Reynolds was carried by angels into the arms of Jesus on April 21, 2017, at Greenwood Home Care in San Antonio, Texas.
Wilma Jean was born Jan. 21, 1924, near Hunter to Ernest and Pearl Babb, in the home that her grandfather homesteaded in the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893.
She resided in Hunter, where she farmed with her husband Ernest Reynolds Jr. When her husband was elected County Commissioner of Garfield County, they resided in Enid.
Upon retirement, they resided in San Antonio, Texas, to be near their daughter and family.
Active in each community, she was a leader and faithful volunteer. She was active holding offices in the Home Demonstration Club, in church and in the Republican Party.
She was a Lifetime Member of Hospital Volunteers, serving faithfully at Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid.
As a young mother, she was named a "Modern Pioneer Woman," inspired by the "Pioneer Woman" statue in Ponca City.
The photograph of Jean and her son, Marvin, was featured in the Farm Bureau Magazine and was the poster for the National Home Demonstration Week. Before retirement, Jean and her husband were honored as an Outstanding Family of the Year for Garfield County.
Jean was known for her generosity and her faithfulness to God, her family, the Republican Party and to animals.
In San Antonio, she was a member of Castle Hills First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Encourager Sunday School Class, and was a member of the Gloryland Singers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ernest Reynolds Jr., her father and mother Ernest and Pearl Babb, stepmother Olive Babb, and brother, Rex Babb.
She is survived by children, Marvin Reynolds and wife Linda of Oklahoma City, Carol Graves and husband Dave of San Antonio, Texas, grandchildren Mark Reynolds and wife Jeanne, Bruce Reynolds and wife Mariam, Justin Graves and wife Michelle, Kelly McMaster and husband Darren, Laura Closner and husband Myles; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, San Antonio, Texas.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.MissionParks.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Hunter Christian Church, P.O. Box 107, Hunter, OK 74640.
Published on April 21, 2017