Sue Wilmes


Carolyn “Sue” Wilmes, 77, Conception Junction, Missouri went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at family her home in Conception Junction.

She was born on January 13, 1942 to Everette and Lela (Arnold) Umphry in Gentry County, Missouri.

On August 24, 1981 she married Jim Wilmes in Conception Junction.

Sue attended Stanberry R-II School and graduated in the class of 1960. She worked most of her life in the health care field as a CNA, Med Aide and night manager at various group homes in the Gentry and Nodaway counties. She had the honor of being the first female custodian for the Stanberry R-II School and years later working as a custodian for Jefferson C 123 School. She loved getting to know the students and faculty.

Sue wasn’t big on acquiring “hobbies’ to help pass the time during winter after she “finally” retired at the age of 72, but she really enjoyed landscaping and being outside.

Sue enjoyed going on road trips where she and her husband, Jim, would take off with no particular destination in mind, often accompanied by their favorite “child” also known as Fozy.  She went all out on her annual theme parties where all who went were encouraged to participate in the theme.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Troy Logan Wood and a brother, Eugene.

Sue is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home; daughters, Susan Henson (Del), Springfield, Missouri, Jackie Ross (Sam), Puyallup, Washington and Lori Sego (fiancé, David Hughes), Stanberry, Missouri; Randy Sego (Brenda), Stanberry, James D. Wilmes (Kelsey) Osborn, Missouri; 25 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Kay Gage, Stanberry and Patricia Hicks, Maryville, Missouri; brother, Garry Umphry, Worth, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Stanberry.

The family will hold a Memorial Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, Stanberry.

Inurnment will be held at a later date. There is no scheduled family visitation but friends are invited to stop by the family home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153, Stanberry, MO 64489. Online condolences may be left at