Clara A. Wilgus, 88, Ferdinand

Clara A. Wilgus, 88, of Ferdinand, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 202, at her home in Ferdinand under the care of Heart to Heart Hospice.

Clara was born May 12, 1931, in Troy to Erwin and Gertrude (Bergman) Lamar. She was united in marriage to Paul Wilgus on April 11, 1953, in Troy. Paul preceded her in death on February 14, 1981.

Clara was a member of Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church.

She retired as a cook at Forest Park High School.

She was a charter member of Ferdinand Home Economics Club. She was the Salutatorian of the Tell City High School class of 1949.

Clara enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, cooking and was an avid bird watcher.

Surviving are five daughters, Patti (Maarten) Bos of Sarasota, Florida, Mona (Kenny) Elder of Tell City, Terry Brinker and fiancé Wayde Jones of Evansville, Sandy (Tony) Waninger of Fulda and Marci (Michael) Hansen of Ferdinand; two sons, Rick (Tonya) Wilgus of Evansville and Ron (Shelly) Wilgus of Schnellville; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Linda Lamar of Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Charlie (Sue) Wilgus of Tell City; several nieces and nephews; and Caregivers, Ruth Sickbert, Angie Rahman and Denise Schnell.

Clara was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Wilgus; a great-grandson, Corbin Sarfos; brothers, Albert, Marty and Paulie Lamar; and a sister, Agnes (Bootz).

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25, in St. Ferdinand Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

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