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Wilma Jean Adair

Nov. 25, 1927 – Jan. 18, 2022

Wilma Jean Adair, 94, Indianapolis, formerly of Sheridan and Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, 2022 at Franciscan Health in Mooresville.

Born Nov. 25, 1927 in Tipton, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Bernard E. and Grace (King) Pickard.

After graduating from Sheridan High School with the Class of 1945, she entered the workforce. She worked for Wilson Milk Company (which later became Kraft Foods) in Sheridan before taking a position with the Peter Paul Candy Factory in Frankfort. When the candy factory closed, she decided it was time to retire. She would later leave Frankfort, the place she had called home for over 70 years, to start a new chapter in her life. She moved to the south side of Indianapolis to be closer to her daughter and enjoy her retirement years with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Penne Ann Ridener (Jamie) of Indianapolis; and grandson, Trent Ridener of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Floyd V. Pickard and wife Helen; sisters, Cleo Hatton and husband Hugh, Geraldine Gunkel and husband Loren and Mary Rector and husband Donald; and by her loving husband Lowell Howard “Mick” Adair on March 1, 1990. She and Mick were married on Sept. 3, 1949.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Reverend William Kipp Glenn will be officiating.