Coulter retires from Merchants after 25 years

By Martin Graham -

Wilma Coulter

Wilma Coulter

Merchants National Bank in Washington Court House will say goodbye to a devoted longtime employee on Friday, Jan. 29.

Wilma Coulter started in banking right out of high school. Before coming to Merchants National Bank, she worked for two different banks, amassing a total of 17 years on the job. After Merchants National Bank opened in Washington Court House in June of 1990, Coulter was hired as branch manager in December of that year. Coulter said it has been personally rewarding to be part of the bank’s growth and development into Fayette County’s community bank.

“I have been in banking for 42 years and it has been my honor to work with and build relationships with so many in the community,” Coulter said during an interview Monday. “I love the people that I have met. I am thankful for the opportunity to come back and continue doing work for the bank, and I am glad to have worked and developed many relationships over the years.”

Her responsibilities within the bank have grown over the years. She said she has had the pleasure of working with so many wonderful people within the bank, and has built strong relationships with so many customers, and truly treasures both. She has been so driven for many years, she said it will be hard to slow down. After her retirement, she will be doing consulting work for the bank, and for her that is a win, win situation.

Coulter said she has a long “bucket list” that she plans to start checking off. She thanks all….for her it has been a great 25 years.

“I have been blessed to be able to travel outside and within the United States and I hope to do more of that after retirement,” Coulter said. “I have three grandsons, one of which is in kindergarten, and I hope to be able to spend more time with them. I imagine many other opportunities will come my way and I will be glad to take them when I can. Throughout my time at the bank, it feels good to have been able to give back to the community, one that I have been a life-long resident of.”

“If Merchants National Bank had a hall of fame, Wilma’s picture would definitely be hanging on that wall,” president Jim Evans said. “She has been a cornerstone in our branch’s operations and marketing for over two decades. While she will be missed, I am certain that the high standards of customer service, work ethic, and maintaining a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances, will go on for years, through her leadership and example to all of us.”

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By Martin Graham

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