Wilma Sue Replogle Scruggs, age 95, passed away at her home in Frankfort, Kentucky on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
She was born on August 13, 1925 in Jackson, TN to the late Herbert H. Replogle, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Cash Replogle.
Wilma attended West Tennessee Business College in Jackson, TN, where she acquired the skills of dictation, shorthand and accounting. She could type 120 words per minute. These skills helped her be successful in her professional career working for the Washington County Board of Education, as well as her many years of service with the Kentucky Department of Education. She retired from Kentucky state government in 1988 after over twenty years of service.
People that knew Wilma say she had a warm, welcoming personality. She made you feel like you had been friends your entire life.
She loved spending time with her family, especially during the Kentucky Derby and Keeneland festivities.
Wilma was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Frankfort.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over forty-two years, William “Bill” Scruggs, former superintendent of the Washington County Schools; her daughter, Brenda Scruggs; her granddaughter, Daphne Scruggs Fields; three sisters, Helen Fairchild, Virginia Smith and Joyce Jones and a brother, Herbert Replogle, Jr.
Wilma is survived by her son, William “Bobby” Scruggs, Jr. and his wife, Sharon of Frankfort, KY; grandson, William “Robert” Scruggs, III and his wife, Tammy of Frankfort; two great grandsons, George and John Robert Fields of Stamping Ground, KY; sister, Nancy Barnes and her husband, Jimmy of Jackson, TN; brother, Jerry Replogle and his wife, Nancy of Salisbury, NC; sister-in-law, Vernie Royalty of Willisburg, KY and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many special friends.
Due to COVID pandemic, a private service will be held at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Summers, officiating.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg, KY.
Serving as pallbearers including honorary pallbearers will be Brett Mills, Mickey Mills, Joe Sanderson, Lewis Wilson, Billy Monroe, Jesse Arnold, Ed Scruggs, Robert Scruggs, John Fields, George Fields, John Robert Fields and Reed Mills.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Daphne’s Legacy, Inc., 494 Waddy Road, Waddy, KY 40076 or to the First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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