Wilma Jean Duliba

Wilma Jean Duliba - West Bloomfield, NY - Rochester Cremation

West Bloomfield, NY:  Wilma Jean Duliba was born September 11, 1938 and died at home, surrounded by her children, on November 26, 2020.  Jean was born in Morgantown, Indiana to Hershel and Helen Smith. From the time she was young, she was very close to her older brother, Don (Susie) Smith, and her younger sisters, Chris (Mike) Maloney and Nancy (Tom) Michel. The family moved to Rochester, NY, where Jean graduated from East High.  Her first job was as an office worker at Hickok Belt. She also worked at Sibley’s and Kodak before becoming a full-time homemaker. She later managed Mike’s Pizza in Lima, NY.

Through the years Jean served in a variety of capacities, including as a Sunday School secretary; the head of the Vacation Bible School, Church Beautification, and Social Committees; a Ladies’ Sunday School teacher; and the Ladies’ Retreat coordinator, all at Lima Baptist Church. She also served briefly as the school secretary and as the advisor to the Class of ‘93 at Lima Christian School. She and Bob were avid LCS sports supporters.  Jean also served on the LeTourneau Christian Center board and the Blessed Hope committee. She loved ministering the love of Christ to women and was privileged to be a mentor to the Women of Worship group.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Bob, in 2018 and is survived by her three children: Karen (Jim) Conlon, Kristi (Larry) Werner, and Rob (Sarah) Duliba; fourteen grandchildren: Elizabeth (James) Raub, Tony Conlon, Anna (Chris) Harvey, Abigail Werner, Benjamin Duliba, Joseph Conlon, Emily (James) Baisley, Samuel Conlon, Robert Duliba III, Nathan Duliba, Katelynn Duliba, Ryan Duliba, Evan Duliba, and Matthew Duliba; and one great-granddaughter, Elliana (and there’s a great-grandson on the way).

A service with overflow seating will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, December 5 at Lima Baptist Church and will be live-streamed through the church’s website (limabaptist.org) for those wishing to join the family in remembrance virtually. The service will not be available online later.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lima Christian School (1574 Rochester Street, Lima, NY 14485) or LeTourneau Christian Center (4950 East Lake Road, Rushville, NY 14544).

4 Condolences

  1. Margo Richardson on December 3, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Prayers to all of the family. She was the nicest lady ever. Jean was a angel to so many. May she rest in peace.

  2. Lynn Carlson on December 3, 2020 at 10:50 am

    My heart goes out to all the family. Jean was a wonderful woman of God who loved you all so much.
    Comfort comes in the knowledge that in Jesus we will be together once again someday. I will miss my dear friend terribly. Wish I could be there on Saturday.
    Much love,

  3. Deanna Lauweret Woodhams Krusenstjerna on December 3, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Jean (Wilma, to her classmates) was one of the nicest and sweetest people I have known. While she couldn’t attend an “8th Grader Get-together” in the last few years, she was spoken of fondly when we met at our monthly lunch gatherings. We will miss her. Rest well, Wilma Jean!

  4. Fred Lucas on December 5, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I so wish I could have been there with my NY Family. My Condolences, to all of you.

    I hope to be back to NY for a visit in July of next year if we get some semblance of order in the world.

    Love to you all,

    Fred Allen

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