Idris F. Wilder, 91, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Calling hours for Idris F. Wilder will be 1:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, December 17th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the time of burial in North Watertown Cemetery.

Idris passed away Friday, December 13th at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home. She was 91 years old.

Born in Watertown January 25, 1928, Idris was a daughter to Stephen and Ruth (McCready) Bennett. She was education locally, and worked as a custodian for the Watertown City School District until her retirement.

She married Merton Wilder in 1986. Mr. Wilder passed away in 1996.

She is survived by her children, Patrick Frost of Adams Center, Frances (Richard) VanEpps of Watertown, Charles (Doris) Frost of LaFargeville, Darlene Ferard of Watertown; her grandchildren, Dawn Day, Richard VanEpps, Michelle Walts, Amanda Springer; her great-grandchildren, Jonah, Natalie, Claire, Zachary, Elijah, Raymond; and her siblings, Charlotte Ubriaco, Leo Bennett, Stephen Bennett, Jr.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Jefferson County.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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