Wilma Arlene Riggs Prothero, a loving and devoted Mother passed on March 05, 2018 of colon cancer. She was Born on June, 28 1931 to John and Lena Riggs in Des Moines, Iowa. Wilma had an older sister, Mazie Darlene Riggs Belieu, who preceded her in death in 1984. Wilma grew up happy on the south side of Des Moines and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949.
She married Donald Ray Prothero Sr. and settled on the south side of Des Moines and raised 2 children. Donald Ray Prothero Jr, born December 26 1956. “Donnie” preceded his Mother in death on November 11,1983. Daughter Teri Lynn Prothero is still living and resides in Burleson, Tx, where Wilma passed at the age of 86.
She leaves behind her nephew John Belieu Sr. of DSM, whom loved her dearly and called her often in her later months to reminisce of the “good times”. She is also survived by her nieces; Janet, Debbie Belieu Hampton of Fla, Barbara Belieu Arrasmith of Ia., and a grandson Brandon Prothero of Ia.
Wilma is remembered for her loving, caring and gentle ways. She will be missed the most by her daughter Teri whom had the greatest gift bestowed on a child, she took care of her Mother from the day they joined households in 1999 up thru death. Wilma was there for Teri’s beginning of life and Teri was there for her Mothers end of life.
Wilma will be laid to rest at Highland Memory Garden in Des Moines, Ia.
Wilma loved her GOD, her family and her dogs.
Rest in peace Mom for you will be missed dearly. I love you, Teri.