A graveside service to honor and remember the life of Anita Wilmott will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Bixby Cemetery. Anita passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Porta Caeli House in Tulsa. She was 83.
Anita entered this life on March 18, 1936, in Farmington, Utah, the daughter of Eugene and Elizabeth (Remington) Manning. She was raised mostly in Pico Rivera, California where she was introduced to her brother’s best friend, George Wilmott. The couple married June 18, 1953, and would settle on a farm in Bixby, Oklahoma where they raised their two children. Anita and George would spend 55 years of marriage together until George’s passing in 2008.
A hard worker, Anita raised cattle and chickens on the farm. She also bailed hay and was known to be a terrific cook for her family. Outside of the home, she was employed by Fred Jones Ford and Citizen’s Security Bank where she worked many years as a receptionist. Anita was described as witty and quite the character. She had a heart of gold and those closest to her will remember her for always being there for her family and friends.
Survivors include: her daughter, Bonny Fletcher and husband, Curtis; her grandchildren: Robbin Whitfield and husband, Jeff, Jacob Thomas Wilmott and his wife, Katie, Misty Pearson and husband, Kenneth, and Matthew Wilmott and his wife, Amelia; sister, LaRue Lockhart; sister-in-law, Ilene Wilmott; daughter-in-law, Jerryanne Payne Wilmott; ; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Anita was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her son, Leslie Wilmott; and her granddaughter, Krystle Dawn Fletcher.