Wilma Louise (nee Atnip) McKuin, of Poplar Bluff died Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Born to John Alexander and Minnie Louisa (nee Leach) Atnip on 9/3/1932, she was the youngest of 10 children, all having preceded her in death. She was married to Donald G McKuin on 11/25/1951. She joined her husband in England as he served in the Korean War. They later moved to Houston, Texas, where together they were self-employed in a successful electrical firm. They retired back to Poplar Bluff in 1985.
Wilma loved music and used her talent to glorify Jesus all her life. Her brothers and sisters used to enjoy gathering around the piano and singing gospel. As a teen at South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church, she played the piano for the popular Atnip Quartet and sang in the choir. In Houston, she was first soprano for the Gold Key Trio. She was a member of Richmond Plaza Baptist Church and sang in the choir. Later, back in Poplar Bluff, she was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a soprano with the Ladies' Ensemble and choir. Throughout her life, she taught Sunday School and helped all ages come to know Christ better. Wilma also loved to paint in oils and was interested in all manner of crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Donald of Poplar Bluff and daughter, Nancy Letbetter of Wentzville, MO. Her grandson, Daniel Letbetter and wife Amanda live in St Peter's, MO with their three children, Mason, Logan and new great-granddaughter Harlow. Her son, Donald, Jr, of Houston, TX preceded her in death in 2014.
Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral Chapel, with the funeral service following at 1:30. The Rev. Brandon Spain will officiate. Burial will be at Ash Hill Cemetery.
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Wilma Louise (Atnip) McKuin.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cwrfcs.com.