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September 24, 2013

Wilma D. Albin, 100; New Albany

Funeral services for Wilma D. Albin, 100, New Albany, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, Oak Street Chapel, New Albany. A long time resident of New Albany, she died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Oxford, Ohio, where she had been living since 1996.

She was a 1932 graduate of New Albany High School and the last living member of the Gamma Chi Sorority. The original purpose of the sorority was to raise funds to offset expenses related to the 1932 New Albany High School yearbook. The organization continued for many decades with philanthropic and support activities in the community. Wilma was a professional seamstress and tailor of women’s clothing for more than 75-years. She received her professional training at the Mary Cummings Dress Making Company in Louisville where she worked from 1937 to 1942. After the closing of the firm she conducted her own dressmaking and alteration service from her home. Before moving to Ohio, she was a longtime member of DePauw Memorial United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Altrusa Club, and a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, William Albin, who is a Professor of Music at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; his wife, Debra Albin; granddaughters, Kelly Wilson, Kristen Vajda, and Kim Gordon; and great-grandsons, Ian Wilson and James Vajda, Jr.

Donations in her name can be made to DePauw Memorial United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

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