Rudean (Gordon) Willhelm

October 7, 1937 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 81)

Rudean (Gordon) Willhelm, 81, of Paducah passed away at 3:15 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019 at her residence. 

Mrs. Willhelm was a manager in the fabric department at Walmart and a member of New Life Baptist Church in Paducah. 

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dykes of Reidland; one son, Gary Dale Willhelm and wife Jami of West Paducah; two brothers, Billy Ray Gordon and wife Dee of Indiana, William Donald Gordon and wife Glenda Ann of Boaz, KY; four grandchildren, Carl Dykes and wife Jennifer, Jamie Dale Willhelm, Sarah Grief, Jason Willhelm; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Willhelm; father, William Nunley Gordon; mother, Mamie (Evitts) Wallace; three brothers, Bobby Gordon, Harold Wallace, Tommy Wallace; two sisters, Lou Cossler, Peggy Wilkins. 

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Bro. Doug Kineman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the funeral home. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to Food Pantry of New Life Baptist Church, 120 Strathmoor Blvd, Paducah, KY 42001. 

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Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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