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Wilma Jean Firkins, 72, Metcalfe County, KY

Wilma Jean Firkins age 72 of Edmonton passed away suddenly at her home Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Born in Adair County she was the daughter of the late Venus and Geneva Roach Compton. Wilma was retired from Carhartt Industries after 24 and a half years of service and was a member of the Red Lick United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Tuesday and after 9am Wednesday at the funeral home.

She is survived by her husband Steve Firkins

Two children - Sandy (Gary) Coffey of Columbia, and Chris Jessee of Breeding, KY

One step-daughter Chasity Firkins.

Two sisters - Diane Levine of Webster, Kentucky and Dolly Riley of Columbia

Seven grandchildren - Robert Smith, Olivia Jessee, Emma Jessee, April Coffey, John Coffey, Brandon Emmitt and Josh Firkins

Three great grandchildren also survive

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Jessee, her twin sister Ima Jessee and a brother, Wayne Compton. Due to the current Covid-19 Crisis only close family will be in attendance at the funeral ceremony. Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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