Born: October 17, 1926

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, IN

Death: May 9, 2012

This memorial provided by:
G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home
Indianapolis, IN

Wilma M Tavenor

    October 17, 1926  -  May 9, 2012

Life Legacy

Wilma M. Tavenor, age 85, Greenwood, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. She was born October 17, 1926 to the late Maurice and Ruth Rooker.
She attended University Heights Elementary School and Manual High School, class of 1944, where she was first chair clarinet in the school band. She attended Butler University and worked as a secretary for International Division of Eli Lilly and Company until becoming a full time housewife in 1950. In her earlier years she enjoyed bridge, bowling and golf.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of almost 65 years, Albert S. Tavenor; two sons, Albert P. (Nancy) Tavenor, Thomas J. (Susan) Tavenor; son-in-law, Mike Heath; and seven grandchildren, Dale (Elizabeth) Heath, Laura Heath, Katie Heath, Amy (John) Powrie, Nathan Tavenor and his fiancee Kristen Kline, Daniel Tavenor and Christopher Tavenor; two great grandchildren, Payton Heath and Jake Powrie; sister-in-law, Pat Rooker and brother-in-law William Tavenor.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Janet Ruth (Tavenor) Heath; brother, Rev. Robert Rooker; sister, Martha (Rooker) Tedrowe.

Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM on Monday, May 14 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 South State Road 135. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 7031 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227, where Wilma was an active member for many years. Online condolences may be shared with the family at