In Loving Memory …

Wilma J. Zien

Wilma June Zien, 81, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born December 19, 1937 in Fairfax, MO, a daughter of Hubert and Sidney Arlene (Wallace) Fry.

Wilma was a 1955 graduate of La Monte High School. She worked at Jenson’s Manufacturing Company and as a waitress at North 65 Café. She also helped her mother-in-law run the first licensed nursing home in Missouri, called Pfetcher’s Nursing Home.

Wilma dedicated her life to her family, raising not only her children but the children of the neighborhood.  She enjoyed baking, cooking, crossword puzzles, watching the Kansas City Royals, and loved flowers. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Surviving are four children, Roy Kerry Peace Jr. of Sedalia, Anita June Banister (Les) of Greenview, Tammie Jean Peace of Sedalia, and Melissa Rae Turner (Rick) of Sedalia; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Fry (Aleta) of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Goldia Fisher (Delmar) of La Monte, Evelyn Mullineaux of Sweet Springs, and Susan Fry of Sedalia; and a sister-in-law, Carol Fry of Warsaw.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Fry; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Smith officiating.

Casket bearers will be Robert Mullineaux, Rick Turner, Gary Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Levi Peace and Les Banister.

Honorary bearers will be Lee Jeffries, Ron Dollinger, Don Dollinger and Robin Irwin.

Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Show-Me Christian Youth Home or American Lung Association.


  1. Tammie and family,
    May God grant you all the strength to get through the coming days! Wilma was one of a kind. I loved her laugh and enjoyed seeing her at work. She’ll be missed

  2. Sheryl (Newell) williams

    So sorry for your loss. We lived next door to Wilma and her family for several years. She was beautiful inside and out.

  3. Irvin & Jackie Allee

    Sorry for your loss. Nice lady.

  4. She waited on us for years at North 65 Cafe. Such a sweet lady. Prayers sent to all the family

  5. Roger and Debra Mueller

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. June, Kerry, Tammie and Melly,,,, My thoughts and prayers are with you , I loved your Mother like she was my own, I don’t know how she ever put up with me but she did and she always loved me, I won’t ever forget her, she was a big part in my life and helped me grow into the women I am now. Rest In Peace , I love you Wilma, and I love all of you too, love always Robin❤️

  7. I remember Wilma from the cafeteria at Bothwell hospital. She always had a very unique personality. GOD bless you’all and may the Holy Spirit give you much comfort

  8. So sorry for your loss. I loved joking around with Wilma when I would go to the cafeteria. She was fun! 💔

  9. Alicia Bass Stewart

    Have many fond memories of Wilma spent a lot of time at her house growing up. Prayers and hugs to the family.

  10. Jaehun and Sarah Kim

    We miss you granny…

  11. Love to all the family. Wilma was a great and fun person…Sorry for your loss.

  12. She was a Beautiful woman was my pleasure to know her a d be her freind ..I love her and her famy which happens to be partly my family ….my heart and prayers go out to all of you there are no words …just love you all!!!

  13. She was certainly a wonderful mother! I have always admired her from afar. I know she is resting in peace as she enters the gates to heaven. May God comfort you children as you grieve your loss and celebrate her new freedom in Christ

  14. Waynette (Winnie) Mullins

    Tammie, So sorry for loss. Lots of prayers for you and the family.

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Wilma, she was such a sweet friendly lady and always a pleasure to be around. May God be with all of you in your time of loss.

  16. Rodney & Karen Iuchs

    Tammy and family, Sorry for your loss.

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