Wilma Pauline (Gabbard) Koch, 81, of Paris, Arkansas died Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born June 18, 1930 in Paris to her parents Roscoe and Zelma (Bates) Gabbard. She was retired from Whirlpool where she worked twenty-one years , a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Susan Loraine Koch and two sisters, Ruth Horne and Wanda Gabbard.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Henry Koch of the home; one son, Thomas Michael Koch of Van Buren, AR; three daughters, Jo Ann Aparicio of Paris, AR, Kathy Mainer of Branch, AR and Karyn Johnson of Booneville, AR; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2012 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Phillip Haralson, Zack Reynolds, Cody Rogers, Michael Koch, Sundance Pearson and Jake Pearson.