Wilma “Woody” Wewerka-Harris

May 30, 1936 - May 30, 2013

Wilma "Woody" Wewerka-Harris, 77, of California, Mo., formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born May 30, 1936, in Jefferson City, a daughter of the late William and Goldie Ivy (Branson) Wewerka. She was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. Wilma owned and operated Woody's Daycare in Jefferson City for 22 years. She was previously employed with Scholastic Inc. and the Cole County Courthouse. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, River City Redhatters, and the American Legion. Wilma was a Cub Scout Mother at East School and was also President of Pre-School at East School. She loved children and always loved to watch her grandkids' ball games. Wilma is survived by a daughter: Dayla Lynn Volkart (husband Scott) of California, Mo.; two grandchildren: Erica Paige Volkart and Connor Payne Volkart of California, Mo.; two sisters: Betty Rose Krause of Lawrence, Kan. and Barbara Ann Wewerka of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother: Joe Wewerka of Raleigh, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Goldie Wewerka; one son: Curtis Dale Payne on February 24, 2004; one sister: Ruby Tune; and two brothers: Eugene Orr and Bill Wewerka. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home with Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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