A former Shepparton resident has lost three precious rings on a trip to the city last month.CHLOE WARBURTON July 18, 2014 3:11am
A great-grandmother is devastated after losing three precious rings — including the engagement ring from her late husband — on a trip to her former home of Shepparton last month.
Wylma Webb was visiting her grandson in Mooroopna for 10 days at the start of last month.
At some stage, she lost a 65-year-old yellow gold-and-diamond engagement ring worth $5000, a gold-and-diamond ring worth $4000 and a gold-and-pearl ring worth $1500.
After searching everywhere, including the shops she visited, and lodging a report with police, the rings are still missing.
Mrs Webb married husband John in 1950 and they lived in Shepparton for most of their lives, raising three children, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr Webb became a paraplegic after contracting poliomelitis in 1956, but after rehab at Mooroopna hospital, he was able to remain upright with the help of leg calipers and crutches.
He worked as an engineer at SPC before he contracted polio and, following his treatment, was an accountant at Stubbs Wallace Accountants in Shepparton until he retired.
Mrs Webb worked at the fabric counter at Target in Shepparton and, after retiring, became involved with Shepparton RSL Bowling Club.
Mr Webb died suddenly in May 2011 and Mrs Webb moved to Maitland, NSW, to live with her youngest daughter Delanne this year.
Mrs Webb’s granddaughter Nardean Ferguson contacted The News this week in the hope someone had come across the rings.
She said the loss, particularly of the engagement ring, was upsetting.
‘‘The fact that Wylma has endured so much for one life, being a rock for her family and now losing her rock,’’ she said.
‘‘She is now 85. Her whole world is standing still because her only solid promise to hold on to was her rings from her true prince and gentleman.’’
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