Wilma Lynch

Full Name: Wilma Kate Lynch
Date of Birth: November 8, 1927
Date of Death: October 25, 2019
October 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Service Information:
October 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary

Wilma Kate Lynch, 91, of Huntington, died October 25, 2019 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Wilma was born November 8, 1927 in Clendenin, WV. She was the daughter of the late Oran Otis Hively and Freda Pearl Elmore Hively.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William O. Lynch.  After high school, she moved to Charleston, WV and found her passion for dance where she became an Arthur Murray Ballroom instructor. She met William Orville Lynch and they were married October 15, 1955. They moved to Miami, Florida where she worked for Pan American Airlines as a secretary.  After Mr. Lynch finished his law degree, they moved to New Orleans where they adopted Geneva and Diana.  They moved back to West Virginia where they made a life and she later resumed her passion for ballroom dancing. Wilma loved life and had lots of exciting experiences. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. prior to the service.  Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, WV.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Alzheimers Association.

From: Carolyn SparksOct 28 2019 4:36PM
You have my thoughts and prayers as well as my love and sympathy.
From: Wendy Bills and familyOct 29 2019 1:01AM
Geneva your mom was always so kind and sweet to me, a very elegant woman of stature and she held herself so well, I love you  and I’m so sorry for the loss you and the your sister and daughter are going through.
From: Rob Schindler Oct 29 2019 8:49AM
My heart felt condolences to my long time girl friend Diana and her family. Wilma was the long time matriarch of the family and will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Wilma.
From: Elizabeth Penick WithersOct 29 2019 8:53AM
Dears Girls,
You were among my first dance students many years ago when I was in my early 20's.  I was always in awe of your mother.  She was so sweet and elegant and appreciated the Arts.  She became a friend of my mother, who died at 98 years of age, and they visited back and forth.   I know she was a great influence on you, I know she was on me. I am at teacher and cannot attend the visitation but know that she is in my thoughts.  

Ms. Elizabeth
From: Mollie McGinnis HinckleyOct 29 2019 6:58PM
Geneva and Diana,
Your dear Mom was a tremendous and accomplished person whom I remember so fondly while growing up with you in Huntington. Her wonderful spirit always shined brightly through her warm and sincere personality and her beautiful smile. Indeed she was a very special person ~ I feel very fortunate to have known her. Prayers and hugs to you both ~ your Mom and Dad are Always with you.
From: Mary SchindlerOct 29 2019 10:15PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for you all.
From: Cindy Lynch Nearing and familyOct 30 2019 1:15PM
Dear Geneva & Diana, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother.  I have many fond memories of my Aunt Wilma that I will treasure.  I especially recall her gracious, kind & gentle ways.  I know this is a very difficult time for all of you... my family and I are sending love & prayers your way from Louisiana.
From: Liza BuffingtonOct 31 2019 7:53PM
Geneva Dear..... My thoughts and prayers to you and your sister.  I never knew that your mother was a dancer, but boy of boy what a beautiful lady.  Prayers for Peace and Comfort to you as you walk this journey of loss. My heart goes out to you...

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