Wilma S. DeGroat-Diable, 84, of S. Butler Rd., Morrisville, NY, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at her home.
She was born August 7, 1936 in the Town of Fenner, a daughter of Lester R. and Margaret Oursler Stoker and received her education in Madison and Morrisville schools. On February 6, 1954, Wilma married Edward DeGroat “JR” in Peterboro, a loving union of 33 years when he predeceased her on August 15, 1987. On May 23, 1992, she married Ray N. Diable in the Town of Smithfield. Wilma and Ed operated their dairy farm, and she also worked part-time in the Morrisville-Eaton school cafeteria. Following Ed’s death, Wilma worked for the Madison County Health Department as the Assistant Director of Administrative Services until retiring. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a caring person who always helped others in need. She was a wonderful cook and baker who enjoyed crafting, knitting on her knitting machine, and playing cards with friends and family.
Wilma was a member of the Peterboro United Methodist Church. She served as secretary for the Peterboro Cemetery for several years.
Surviving are her husband, Ray; children, Steve (Gwen) DeGroat, Randy DeGroat, Kelly (Jeff) Golley, all of Morrisville; Mike (Erin) Diable of Edmeston; a sister, Nancy (Bernie) Simmons of Canastota; sisters-in-law, Arlene Stoker of Hyannis, MA; Alice Stoker of Sherrill; Phyllis Stoker of Munnsville and Kathy Stoker of Ft. Lupton, CO; a brother, Jim (Ginny) Stoker of Sherrill; grandchildren, Tammy (Jim) Ayers of Morrisville; Craig (Alicia) DeGroat of Oneida; Shelly DeGroat of Morrisville; Heather (Scott) Fitzgerald of Pratts Hollow; Tanya (Zach) Wilson of Munnsville; Mat (Megan) Golley of Amsterdam; Derek (Joelle) Golley of Buffalo; Lucas Hoagland and Oliver Diable; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ganz; and five brothers, Mike, Lloyd, Tom, Wayne and Paul Stoker.
A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held at a later date.
Services and interment are private.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church (Community Christmas Project), PO Box 1087, Morrisville, NY 13408; or to the Peterboro Cemetery Assoc., c/o Mike Corpin, 5229 Swamp Rd., Morrisville, NY 13408.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St. Morrisville, NY.