Wilma Mae Bingham


Wilma Mae Bingham, 89, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood.

She was born in Johnson County to William B. and Alta (Kaserman) Fritch on July 9, 1926. She was their only child; they preceded her in death.

She and her parents joined Union Joint Christian Church in 1935. In later years she attended Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin.

She met the love her life, Willard E. Bingham, and they were married Nov. 28, 1947, at Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin. He preceded her in death April 7, 2011.

In 1945, she graduated from Trafalgar High School, where she was the editor of the school paper and cheerleader. She then began a career in clerical and office management. She held positions at Camp Atterbury, the Veterans Administration and REMC, retiring from Franklin Community High School in 1982 after 15 years.

Her hobbies were genealogy research, crafting, sewing, reading, watching sports — especially Butler University, Pacers, Indiana University and Colts games.

Surviving is a son, Gary L. Bingham, and wife, Jane, of Franklin; three step-grandchildren, Craig Buckler of Indianapolis, Kyle Buckler of Franklin and Mary Ann Johnson (Troy) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and four step-great-grandchildren, Drew, Ellie, Briley and Teagan.

The Rev. Jenothy Rather will conduct a service at 1 p.m. Friday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Indianapolis office, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.