Wilma Eileen Staats Vickers, 96, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Morningside Assisted Living of Raleigh, NC.
She was born in Ripley, WV, Eileen was the eldest daughter of Oshel and Ora Staats.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Vickers Jr., brothers John Robert Staats and Oshel Frederick Staats and sister Oreta Mae Pitchford.
Eileen was a Ripley High School graduate and received her teaching certificate from Marshall College. She was a teacher, homemaker, church pianist at Elkview Baptist Church and author of a book, Casto Cousins.
She and Bill traveled extensively searching through courthouse records, obituaries, cemeteries, deeds and wills collecting facts for her book.
Funeral services are set for Friday, February 8, 2013 at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. Charles Hicks presiding. Private interment will follow later in the day at the Fairplain Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to any services for the blind organization would be appreciated.