Alma Uptmore

Alma Ella "Sissie" Uptmore (Engelke)

Sunday, December 25th, 1932 - Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Alma E. “Sissie” Uptmore, 86, of Waco, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 12, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with Rev. Joe Geleney as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Saint Martin’s Cemetery, Tours, TX. The family will receive visitors from 6 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Sissie was born in Riesel along with a twin brother Buddy Engelke. To her family she was a domestic goddess. She was the last surviving child of Henry and Helena Engelke and 11 brothers and sisters. She loved being with her family playing guitar, singing and writing country songs. She loved her dog, Baby; they were a team. She always saw the good in everyone.
Sissie was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Virgil Uptmore, Sr.; parents, Henry and Helena Engelke; her brothers and sisters, her son Larry Uptmore, daughter Terry Uptmore and son-in-law Richard Lykins.
She is survived by her daughters Patricia Lykins of Crawford, Pamela Uptmore and husband Jason of Hubbard; sons Michael Uptmore and wife Joann, Virgil Uptmore, Jr. and wife Madeline; 21 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Dustin Uptmore, Don Laseter, Joshua Lykins, Justin Rosen, James Haigood, Steve Hubik, Brandon Hubik, Dylan Hubik and Virgil Uptmore III.
Our mom will definitely be missed by all those who knew her and loved her. A special thanks to Hillcrest Hospital and hospice for the care they gave her.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made at American Heart Association
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Rosary 7pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Father Joe Geleney
  • Interment

    Saint Martins Cemetery
    8494 FM 2311
    Tours, TX
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Debbie Oplie Bigham

Posted at 06:14pm
Mike and Pam--so sorry for the loss of your mom. Thoughs and prayers are with your entire family.

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 11:36am
Love you all, y’all are in my heart & prayers. Aunt Sissie was a wonderful, beautiful, kind woman.

Brad and Tracey Whiddon

Posted at 05:13pm
Our condolences upon the loss of such a wonderful lady whom I had known for 28 years, she always treated me as one of the family, I will miss her considerably. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Uptmore family. Brad and Tracey Whiddon

Romark Logistics

Posted at 10:37am
Thinking of you and your family during this time.
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The Louie Engelke Family.

Posted at 09:37am
Dear Ones, All of our love and prayers are with you all.
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