McGlasson, Wilma Hullet

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Wilma “Willie” C. Hullet McGlasson, of Skaneateles, NY passed away on February 27, 2023.

Willie is survived by her four children: Van (Jana), Paul (Peggy), Robert (Cheryl), and Linda (Brooks), 6 grandchildren (Mickey, Casey, Amelia, Avery, Elizabeth, and Aidan), as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Willie was born August 26, 1928, on a farm just outside of Avard, Oklahoma. She was the 4th of 5 children born to parents Cleo Elmer and Pauline Myrtle (Weems) Hullet. She was predeceased by her siblings: Edward “Ed” (Jean, still thriving), Wilbur “Wib” (Jane), Orlo Wayne “Bob” (Donna), and Nora Jean (Corky) Hullet. Willie lived on a farm through her growing up years until they moved to the town of Avard during her last year of high school. These years were tough on Willie and her family – their house burned down when she was but 7-yrs of age, her father died when she was 11-yrs of age, their second home blew away in a tornado when Willie was 13, and a third home was blown away by another tornado when Willie was 17. In spite of all these hardships, Willie graduated from Avard High School in 1946 as Valedictorian of her class.

In the fall of 1946, Willie entered college at Northwestern University in Alva, OK; described by her late husband (who she met at college) as “a pretty, demure, bright and gracious young lady.” After 2-years of college, she married Robert “Bob” L. McGlasson on August 30, 1948. She helped put Bob through school before they moved to Carlsbad, California, when Bob was summoned back to active service in the Navy during the Korean War. They finally settled in Ponca City, OK, where they lived for 15 years. During that time, she gave birth to and raised her 4 children. Willie was a very active and dedicated mother, serving as family cook, housekeeper, laundress, baker, nurse, taxi driver, supervisor of education, church life coordinator, Boy Scout and Campfire Girls leader, and occasional short stop for the family baseball games.

Bob’s job promotion in 1967 led to another move to Houston, TX, where they lived for 12 years. While there, she developed a lifelong passion for Houston Astros baseball. With all the children off to college, a new job within Conoco brought Willie and Bob to Oslo, Norway, for 5 years. In her retirement, she spoke often and positively of those years in Norway. Retirement brought Willie and Bob to their retirement home on Claytor Lake, Virginia, where she lived until Bob’s death in 2003.

Willie was a loving and devoted wife (and best friend) for the 55 years they were married. Unable to keep up with the lake house after Bob’s passing, she moved a short distance to Wytheville, VA, to be closer to her loving church family at Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church. In her last years (beginning in 2017), Willie moved to Skaneateles, NY, where she was cared for by her daughter and son-in-law (Linda and Brooks) as well as by compassionate, dedicated, and hard-working caregivers. These caregivers helped to make her last several years so special, a gift to a woman who centered her life around the caring for others.

Willie was a devout Christian throughout her life. She involved herself in numerous activities, including prayer groups, Bible study, Sunday school teacher, and church elder. Her other interests included quilting, reading, gardening, and cooking. Throughout her life, Willie was loved by so many as she was herself a kind, warm-hearted, and generous person – with a great Sense of humor