May 3, 1924 ~ April 15, 2014

Born in: Mitchell Co., NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Elva Glenn Wilkie, 89, of Arden, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Mary Ida McBee Glenn and wife of the late Fred O. Wilkie, Jr., who died in 1999. Mrs. Wilkie was also preceded in death by sisters, Gertie Buchanan Burleson, Bette Davis Kirk and Ethel Glenn and brothers, Clarence, Sam, Lloyd and Claude Glenn. Mrs. Wilkie was a member of Long Shoals Baptist Church and a 1946 graduate of Grace Hospital School of Nursing. Elva loved being a registered nurse, especially working in labor and delivery at Mission Hospital. She also was very creative, being a self taught artist, a master gardener and a poet. Holidays were special times with her creative designs. It was something spectacular every Christmas. Elva is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Elaine Wilkie of Arden; two sons, Charles O'Brien Wilkie and his wife Terri Albright Wilkie, of Chattanooga, TN and Gary Alexander Wilkie and his wife Elaine Wilkie, of Granbury, TX; and a sister, Ruth Parsley of Spruce Pine. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elva's dear friend and caregiver, Eula Hicks. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Revs. Frank Ramos and Roger Reardon. Interment will follow in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Council on Aging or to Meals on Wheels.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Charles,Terri and the rest of the family. May Elva Glenn Wilkie rest in Peace. Amen. – Ray Brown(Hosmer) and Cathy Guthrie

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a friendly and talented lady. Your family is in our prayers. Carolyn and Tom Cole

  3. May your family feel the presence of His hand during this time of mourning. Charles, our prayers are with you and your family. – Jennifer Wilson (OTS Corp.)

  4. To the Wilkie family, We send our deepest condolences to each of you during this difficult time in your lives. Our prayers will be with each of you.
    Phil and Joyce Dover Evans

  5. Our prayers are with your family. Mrs. Wilke was always so sweet. I remember being small and trick or treating and we always looked forward to the goodies she would have for us. I feel blessed to have know her. May God bless and comfort you through this difficult time. I am sure she is in heaven resting in the most beautiful part of the Lord’s garden.


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