Obituary for Elmer Cole Wilborn

Elmer Wilborn thumbnail

Elmer Cole Wilborn

September 22, 1932 - February 24, 2015

Elmer Cole Wilborn, age 82, passed away Tuesday, February 24th 2015, at his home in Brown County. He was a resident of Brown County.

Elmer was born September 22, 1932, in Allons, Tennessee, to the late Joe Wheeler and Ellen Frances (Stover) Wilborn. He married Martha Ann Windle on June 21, 1952, in Beech Grove. She survives after 62 loving and devoted years of marriage.

Elmer attended Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis and went on to work in the construction industry building new homes. With his excellent carpentry skills, he built two different homes for his family in Brown County. In 1957, Elmer was employed as a Job Setter for Ford Motor Company where he continued to work for 30 more years until his retirement in 1987.

Elmer was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local #1111. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting game, woodworking and recovering relics with his metal detector. Elmer also enjoyed making beautiful knives, listening to the Glenn Miller Orchestra and dancing with his wife.

Elmer is survived by his wife: Martha; one daughter: Jennifer Whetstine of Brown County; one son: Mark (Nancy) Wilborn of Brown County; 17 grandchildren: Jason, Heath (Pam), Matthew (Tonie), Nichole, Sophia, Christine, Katherine, Joshua, Andrew, Kyle , Robert, Philip, Justin, Misty, Angela, Shannon, and 21 great-grandchildren: Jason Jr., Jennifer, Heath Jr., Rebecca, Sean, Dalton, Olivia, Darryl, Alexis, Jessica, Michael, Mark, Maddilyn, Aubrey, Timothy, Joseph, Ariannah, Ashtin, Anthony, Kaiden, and Cooper.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Judith Opal Lasley; sons: Timothy Cole & Fred David Wilborn; granddaughters: Heather Lasley and Angel Wilborn; sisters: Leola Sauer, Dana England, Ailine Findley, Minnie Lee Patterson, Thelma Manifold and Darlene Arthur; and brothers: Gene & Joe Wilborn.

The Rev Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th, at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center located at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial Contributions can be made in honor of Elmer to the American Bladder Cancer Society: 399 Main Street – Suite 2B, Dalton, MA 01226-1612.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Wilborn family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


Leave a Condolence

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Elmer by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Elmer Wilborn

Born: September 22, 1932
Died: February 24, 2015

Condolences for Elmer Wilborn

Scarlet Whiteis posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry for your loss Elmer was such a wonderful person. Your in our thoughts & prayers love,Scarlet & children