Enter in my good and faithful servant. On Monday, September 3, 2018 Wilma J. (Daugherty) Greathouse heard those words from our Savior, Jesus Christ as he called her to the banquet table he had prepared for her. She laid her head to rest on Sunday night thinking all is well with my soul, and just as God's Word tells us to always be ready, He decided that she had completed the plans and purpose that He had laid out for her mortal life here and peacefully escorted her to Heaven to eternity to be with in the presence of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Wilma placed her love for the Lord first in her life. She was a dedicated member of Community Christian Chapel in Kenmore. Her ministry was giving selflessly to those in need, especially of her time. Her compassion to reach the community was evident in her always making sure that others were fed and cared for. She helped at every outreach event held at church. She followed up with those she helped by calling or visiting or just stopping to say, "we haven’t seen you in a while are you ok?!"
Wilma’s family meant the world to her. Her love for Roy and their children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. Family is what made her smile.
Her wit, spunk,humor,compassion and feistiness let you know exactly what was in her mind. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She loved to play cards. She loved her flip flops and wore them until the snow was too deep to walk in them. She was a Cedar Point thrill seeker riding everything that was fast and furious. She lived her life to the fullest and was happiest when she was with her family.
Wilma was born August 9, 1949 to Opal (Sieber)Perkins and Kenneth Daugherty in Devonia,Tennessee. She had five brothers and sisters: Faye (Steve) Ausia, Donnie (Dot) Daugherty, Glenna Mae Reece, James (Jill) Daugherty, and Ray Daugherty (deceased). She was married for 42 years to Roy Greathouse, and together they raised seven children and their two grandchildren: Rick (Sharon) Johnson, Shelly (Rodney) Brockley, Roy Lee Greathouse, Janet Dawson, Ronnie Greathouse, Rosey Greathouse, Joey Greathouse (deceased); Her grandchildren, Nick (Rebekah) Brown, Alex Parris, Tessa Roach, Whitney Ann (Maury) Perez; her great-grandchildren, Gabby, Bethanie, Allison, Addison, Aleyza, Ailani, and soon-to-be Liam William; and all of her extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Wilma worked at Rockyknoll Nursing Home as a private duty nurses aid, where she brought sunshine and smiles to all that she cared for. Wilma will be deeply and greatly missed by those she left behind, but she would also remind you that this is only temporary and that we have the promise to be together again for those that call upon the name of Jesus, repent, let Him be the Lord of your life shall be saved and promised a life of eternity with Him in Heaven.
Friends and family are welcome to visit Newcomer 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron, on Friday September 7, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm. A funeral ceremony will take place at 7pm officiated by Pastor Dwayne Cummings.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in Wilma's honor to the Community Christian Chapel at 2306 18th St. SW Akron, OH 44314.