Wilma F. Brake

July 04, 1939 ‒ January 10, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Wilma Brake, age 78, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after an extended illness. She was born on July 4, 1939 in Waterford, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Blanche (Cox) Purdy and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown area. She was the previous co-owner of Brakes Dairy Corner in Fredericktown.

Wilma was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a special bond with each and every one in her family. She was lovingly referred to as “old grandma” and will be sadly missed.

Surviving are her children Linda Brake, Joyce Brake, Lori (Mike) Steel, Kathie (Mark) Yarman and Steven (Darla) Brake; seven grandchildren, Jon (Danielle) Vail, Brian (Lindsay) Vail, Travis (Nicki) Yarman, Hunter Brake, Fisher Brake, Tanner Brake and Brodhi Steel; great grandchildren, Lilly and Olivia Vail, Ava and Alex Vail, Ryver and Truth Yarman; her brothers Marvin Purdy and James Purdy and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents Wilma was preceded in death by her husband James M. Brake Jr., brother Phillip Purdy, sister Alma Cline and a grandson, Adam Yarman.

In following with Wilma’s wishes the family will observe a private graveside service in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Wilma Brake.

Memorial contributions in Wilma’s name may be made to the Knox County Foundation Hospice Fund.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • Wilma was a second mother to me. She comforted me when I was young. Made tons of memories that I will never forget. Sorry she left us here on earth but she is also with Jim, Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Phil and Adam .Till we meet Rest In Peace. For the family sorry but we’ll join them someday. It’s hard for a love one to leave but no pain and she has a new body and pain free. God bless all of you and I pray for comfort at this time. Love you Donny and Rannay

  • So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thinking of you and you have our Deepest Sympathy.

  • Joyce so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Prayers and comfort for all of you.

  • Linda, Joyce, Lori, Kathy, and Steve:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I (Janet) enjoyed knowing Wilma while living and working in Fredericktown. The times at Brake’s Dairy Corner have special memories for me. May your memories give you comfort and peace at this time, and as the years ahead look gloomy now, those memories will give you joy and laughter and love. Hugs to each of you.

  • Sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. I grew up with your elder family and always really liked all of them and Wilma was a gem. Moms are so hard to lose because with them go all the answers to all the questions we ever had. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • Brake family so sorry for your loss. Jim was in my class at school. Wilma was a very talented lady. May she rest in piece.

  • To the Brake family, It is hard to lose your Mother. May God bless and comfort you at this time of sorrow. Prayers , hugs , and myt deepest sympathy.

  • So very sorry for the loss of your mother. She is dancing with the angels now. No more pain or suffering. Take comfort with that knowledge. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Very sad news. I’m sorry for all our loss, but especially to my cousins who lost their mother. My sincere condolences. Wish I could be there with you. I will never forget her laugh, it was from her whole self with a consuming grin. For me that defined her, and I’m sure in my absence defined her love of others and why they love her. Remember it’s not over – She is still her and not gone. I know our grief is immeasurable in her not being next us, but we will meet again. God bless you all. I love you.

  • Linda, Joyce, Kathy, Lori, Steve and your families…I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease the pain and emotions you are feeling. Let the tears flow and use the memories to heal the break in your hearts. I am saying a prayer of thanks that I had the blessing of working with Wilma and could call her my friend. Cheryl

  • Sending love and prayers..momma Brake will sadly be missed. She will always hold a special place in our hearts!

  • Joyce and family

    I was sorry to read of your mom’s passing.. fond childhood memories of time spent with your family. Sending prayers.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Wilma’s family. She is now, indeed, with her family and friends who led the way to Heaven for her. May that give you peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Linda and families, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Linda and families,
    Very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Hard times now, but peace knowing that you’ll be reunited in Heaven.

  • Matt and I send our love and prayers to all of you during this time of grief over the loss of Aunt Wilma. We were so saddened to hear of her passing, but we know her suffering is over. May all of you feel the love and prayers from us and everyone else praying for all of you. May Wima rest in God’s eternal peace, and may our Lord comfort you now and always. XO

  • So very sorry for your loss. No words can make it better. Just know we are praying for God to fold all of you in his almighty arms for the greatest comfort ever. We love you so much.

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Wilma. She was always such a sweet lady. Prayers for comfort for all of you.

  • Linda, Joyce, Kathie, Lori, Steve and family, we are so sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. She was always kind, and we had some great times and yes, lots of laughs. We will be thinking of you all and while we know and understand the grief of losing your mom, we also know the peace that comes from knowing we will see her again one day. You are all in our prayers. Always, Morgan and Marla