March 23, 1923 ~ November 6, 2021

Born in: St. Francisville, Illinois
Resided in: Vincennes, Indiana

Wilma L. Studley (Abell), 98, of Vincennes, Indiana, passed away at BridgePointe Health Campus on November 6, 2021. Wilma was born on March 22, 1923, to Ernest Abell and Iva Irene Griesemer in St. Francisville, Illinois.

Wilma was a high school graduate of St. Francisville High School. After high school, she married the love of her life Ralph Benjamin Studley. Together they had four children, Julia Ann, Mary, Steve, and Susan. Wilma was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vincennes. She enjoyed baking, doing ceramics, and she especially loved to shop for herself, her family, and for her friends. Her favorite Holiday was Christmas, and she enjoyed all the festivities involved with it. Most importantly, she loved her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving Wilma are her children, Steve Studley (Penny) of Bloomington, Indiana, Susan Caldwell (Brian) of Kokomo, IN, Mary Studley of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren Stacey Studley of Bloomington, IN, Andy Studley (Florence) of Phoenix, AZ, Lauren Britt (Connor) of Noblesville, IN, Bradley Caldwell of Indianapolis, IN; great grandchildren Tyler Moore of Bloomington, IN, Jacob Moore of Bloomington, IN; and great-great grandson Alec Moore of Michigan.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph Benjamin Studley, and her stepdaughter Julia Ann Denney.

Visitation for Wilma will be held Friday November 12, 2021, at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home – Gardner Chapel 505 Main St. Vincennes, IN 47591 from 11:00 – 1:00pm. A funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00pm with Pastor Matt Swisher officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in St. Francisville, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made out to the First United Methodist Church 411 N 4th St. Vincennes, IN 47591.

Online condolences may be made to the family at goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home – Gardner Chapel is honored to be entrusted with the care of Wilma and her family.


Visitation: November 12, 2021 11:00 am - November 12, 2021 1:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Gardner-Brockman Chapel
505 Main St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Funeral Service: November 12, 2021 1:00 pm - November 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Gardner-Brockman Chapel
505 Main St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Wilma L. Studley 's name.

First United Methodist Church

411 N 4th St.
Vincennes, IN

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  1. Susan and Mary, I am so sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. She was such a live wire and just a hoot! I miss the days of her being Mary Jo’s neighbor and buddy. You are in my prayers.
    Terry Ledford

  2. I worked with Wilma at the Hallmark House and she was always a good friend. She was a remarkable woman who will be missed. You have our sympathy.

  3. I was privileged to have Wilma in my life. She was my mother’s cousin and close friend. She was kind, generous and caring. I loved her zany personality and razor quick wit. Wilma was renowned for her Christmas cookies which gave the holidays a twinkle of magic. My deepest condolences to Susan, Steve, Penny, Mary E., and Andy.

  4. Grandma Wilma gave us all an incredible holiday experience, no matter what the holiday was. An impeccable decorator as well as festivity coordinator, she was the undisputed master of many varieties of Christmas cookies. Going to Grandma Wilma’s house always meant that you were going to have an outright magical time. It was a place where the stress of the world stopped. A boy couldn’t have asked for a kinder, more fun-loving, supportive and entertaining lady to be his grandmother. I promise to be so for others, Grandma.

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