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Wilma Ceceilia “Bahty” Van Sciver

Birth Date: January 3, 1921
Death Date: February 4, 2019

Wilma Ceceilia “Bahty” Van Sciver, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019.  She was the daughter of Frances and Edward Bennett, born January 3, 1921 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Wilma moved to Fort Myers in 1992 and loved every minute of these years in Cinnamon Cove, where she was known for her playful nature and competitive spirit, especially in pinochle.

She was a devoted and much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to: son, Gary Van Sciver (Lynne); her grandchildren: Gary Van Sciver (Lori), Mark Van Sciver (Marta), Cavan Guenther (Dan); her great-grandchildren: Kyle, Carly, Mark, Kevin, Kelly, Brady and Stella.

Wilma will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends, including her dedicated caretakers over the years.  The family also wishes to thank Hope Hospice of Fort Myers for all their comfort and support.

Services will be held privately by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.  Online condolences may be offered at:

All services are private.
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  1. Love to the family

    Written by: Lori Rebilas

    Dear Family,
    Aunt Wilma was a wonderful woman. We were sad when she moved away to Florida but loved our visits. Mom would get to talk to her occasionally on the phone. She was always so sweet to me and I loved her so. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She was a blessing in our lives and will continue to be a blessing as she begins her next journey with our Father in Heaven. Love to you all. Lori Van Sciver Rebilas (Gloria & Harvey’s daughter)

  2. Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. I would like to offer encouragement to your family for the loss of your loved one. The Bible offers immense comfort and many wonderful promises from God foretelling an end to our enemy death. The scriptures at Isaiah 25:8 says, “He will swallow up death forever…”. Also at Revelation 21:4 it says, “And He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please read these verses in your Bible and feel free to find additional comforting scriptures at

  3. Dear Van Sciver family:

    I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one in death is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to deal with. There is a great hope held out to us for the future because God promises to bring those we lost back to life by means of a resurrection to a paradise earth, where sickness and death will be no more. I hope this brief message will bring you a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

  4. Wilma Ceceilia Van Sciver

    Written by: Donnie and Norma Lawhon @ sons Jon, Kevin

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one

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