Wilma Jean Crutcher-Townley, 92, of Largo, Florida, passed away on February 4, 2020, at Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Plark, Florida. According to her wishes, her body will be cremated. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.
Wilma was born on October 24, 1927, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky to Beatrice and Alton Crutcher. Her family moved to Mercer County, Illinois, where she attended schools, graduating from Joy High School in 1945.
Wilma married Wagner Townley on March 20, 1948, in Rock Island and celebrated 62 years of marriage. She loved music, singing, dancing and attending the Kentucky Derby. She was employed as a secretary for International Harvester Farmall for 42 years where she was a member of the IHC Farmall Girls Club, and Professional Secretaries International. Wilma was one of the last employees when IH Farmall closed the doors. She then went to work at Wenger Truck Line Inc., retiring after 20 years in 2010 and moving to Florida in 2016.
Mrs. Townley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Scott Varner, Largo, FL, grandchildren and spouses; Bridget (Christiaan) Visser, Colleyville, TX, Ashley (Cory) Harris, Abilene, TX, Andrew Varner, Largo, FL, Angela (Tom) Gross, Peoria, IL, Kimberly Townley, Iowa, Laura (Chad) Hoover, Milan, IL, 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Eva Bull, Illinois City, IL and Doris (William) Retherford, Joy, IL.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Wagner; son, Greg Townley, daughter-in-law, Cindy Townley; sister, Dollie Gobble, Kathryn Strosahl, Shirley Kuchenmeister; and brothers, Denzil Crutcher and Kenny Crutcher.