MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Elmira V. Wilson, 89, of Muscatine died Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Davenport, Iowa.
Funeral Service will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Swanson of the First Baptist Church will officiate the funeral service. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, George Lucas, Randy Lueth, Larry Wilson, and David Wilson. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society, in Elmira's name.
Elmira was born on February 22, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of Valentine James and Hazel Hill Geltz. She married James Wilson in 1939. He preceded her in death.
She attended the First Baptist Church in Muscatine.
She was a homemaker and at one time was employed at the Old Town Inn. Elmira loved music, enjoyed dancing and was an avid bingo player.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Wilson of Nichols, and Jesse Wilson and wife, Linda, of Tucson, Arizona; one daughter, Connie Moore and husband, Robert J. Moore, of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 14 great great-grandchildren.
Elmira was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Lewis at birth, and a granddaughter.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa - Mable C. Wilson, 91, of Columbus Junction, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.
The Rev. John W. Monger of the Washington Reformed Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Casketbearers will be Douglas Wilson, Craig Wilson, Sharee Hoegerl, Michael Todd, Brenda Detters, Glenda Lehmberg, Robert Jarrard, Patrick Jarrard, Christine Beekman and J. Gregory Skubal.
Services: Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services, Columbus Junction.
Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Wilson was born July 29, 1916, in Louisa County, the daughter of Perry Alfred 'Fred' and
Rhoda (Marion) Morrison.
She married Raymond Masson Wilson Sept. 3, 1935, in Illinois.
She worked as a cook for the Columbus Junction schools for 18 years. She was a member of the Washington Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Women's Missionary Fellowship and the Ainsworth Sewing Club.
She enjoyed helping her husband with farm work in the Columbus Junction and Ainsworth areas and also enjoyed bowling, golfing, cooking for her family and especially, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Karen Todd and her husband, Gary, of Columbus Junction, Don Wilson and his wife, Judy, of Columbus Junction, Dorothy Jarrard and her husband, Gaylen, of Washington and Janice Skubal and her husband, John, of Ainsworth; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and four sisters, Josephine Hammond of Columbus Junction, Ruth Fletcher and Lillian Fletcher of Wapello and Marion Langstaff and her husband, Doug, of Oakville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Dale Morrison, Ted Morrison and John Morrison; and two sisters, Edna Partington and Helen Morrison.
LEXINGTON, Ill. - John L. Wilson, 73, of Lexington, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Services were at the Lexington Community Church. The Rev. Bill Brown officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials may be made to the Lexington Community Church Building Fund.
Arrangements were handled by the Calvert and Musselman Funeral Home in Lexington.
He was born July 27, 1934, in Mountain View, Mo., the son of Lisle and Vera (Eggenburg) Wilson.
He married Marlene Lewis on Nov. 16, 1952, in Rock Island.
He was employed in the meat packing industry for over 47 years and retired from Indiana Packers in Delphi, Ind.
He was a member of the Lexington Community Church, where he was active as an elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher and served on the expansion committee.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and making and playing games with them. He also enjoyed carpentry.
His greatest loves were his church and his family.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Cyndy (Tracy) West of Loami, Ill., Christine Vincent of Joplin, Mo., Connie (Steve) Hoselton of Lexington and Candace (Anand Kumar) Wilson of Clarksburg, Md.; two brothers, William (Mary) Wilson of Iowa City and Vernon (Jennie) Wilson of Muscatine; four sisters, Margaret (William) Thompson of Grandview, Beatrice (Pete) McCleary of Muscatine, Ella Mae (the late Jim) Brotherton of Grandview and Mary Jane (Donald) Carter of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Jason and Candi Vincent, Tiffany and Ron Dykmann, Stephanie and Jason Klingler, Angela and Jeff Miller and George Hoselton; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa - Mary Etta Wilson, 89, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Morning Sun Care Center, Morning Sun, Iowa.
Graveside services will be at Columbus City Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born August 29, 1918, in Columbus Junction, the daughter of James Edward and Beulah Turner Wilson. She has been a resident of this area all her life.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parent;, four sisters, Grace Crossley, Juanita Wilson, Agnes Wilson and Dorothy Wilson; four brothers, George Wilson, Clarence Wilson Countryman, Woodrow Wilson and Charles Wilson.
WAPELLO, Iowa -- Raymond D. Wilson, 57, Wapello, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at his home, after an extended illness.
Services are at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello. The Rev. David Seelye will officiate. Burial will be at the Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City.
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the Iowa City Hospice.
He was born June 10, 1946, in rural Columbus Junction, the son of David Franklin and Carrie Mae Hall Wilson. He married Caecilia Helmel July 2, 1966, in Beaumont, Calif.
He attended the Columbus Community School.
When his parents retired from farming in 1962, he moved with them to California.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967.
He worked at Lear Corporation, formerly known as Sheller Globe, Iowa City, for 20 years.
He was an active member of the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years.
He enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and simply tinkering in his workshop. He was proud of his family and being called 'Opa' by his grandchildren. He enjoyed weekly Saturday night family gatherings.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lisa Holland of Wapello, Tina Allen and husband Steve of Columbus Junction and Anna Mesler and husband Pat of Wapello; a son, Paul Wilson and wife Anne of Iowa City; eight grandchildren, Aaron and Michael Allen, Breana Williams and Gage Mesler, Natatlie, Nathan and Noah Holland and Elizabeth Wilson; three sisters, Mina Grover of Riverside, Calif., Grace Ferrell of Yucaipa, Calif., and Betty Nelson of Columbus Junction; and three brothers, Ed Wilson of Laurel Hill, Fla., Charles Wilson of San Jacinto, Calif., and David Wilson of Letts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sally Johnson and an infant Lucille Wilson; and a brother, Leroy Wilson.
WAPELLO, Iowa -- Patricia Wilson, 78, of Wapello died Friday, July 20, 2001, at her home.
Burial of cremains of Patricia 'Pat' Wilson will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Long Creek Cemetery, west of Wapello.
A memorial service was held at the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wapello. The Rev. Dan Doolin will officiate.
Her body was donated to the Deeded Body Program at the University of Iowa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- Ellis E. Wilson, 74, of Moon Township, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at St. Margaret Mary Church. The Rev. John Ayoob will officiate. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Copeland's Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Road, Coraopolis, Pa. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice, 250 Mount Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburg, Pa., 15234.
Mr. Wilson was born June 9, 1925, the son of Thomas and Genevieve Ellis Wilson.
He retired in 1986 from U.S. Steel Chemical Corp as a maintenance foreman after 20 years of service.
He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church.
Survivors include five children, Michele Barnes and her husband, Mike, of Imperial, Pa., Robert Wilson and his wife, Barbara of Columbus, Ga., Theresa DeHaven and her husband John, of Boca Raton, Fla., Eleanor Arington of Raccoon Township, Pa., Michael Wilson and his wife, Lydia, of Raccoon Township; two sisters, Isabelle Wilson and Mary Ross, both of Muscatine; a brother, Richard Wilson of Muscatine; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann DeMarco Wilson on May 31, 1998.
ONONDAGA, N. Y. -- Jerridith 'Jerri' Wilson, 56, of Onondaga, died Thursday at Crouse Hospital.
Services were at Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church. Private burial was at Howlett Hill Cemetery. Butler-Badman Funeral Home in Onondaga was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Planned Parenthood of the Rochester-Syracuse Region, 1120 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, 13210.
Mrs. Wilson was born on Oct. 5, 1943, in Muscatine, the daughter of Leonard K. and Evelyn Gleaves.
She graduated from Muscatine High School, Iowa State University, Pennsylvania State University and Syracuse University.
She was Syracuse area director for Planned Parenthood and was a human development program specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, executive director of RLS Career Center and interim executive director of the Alzheimer's Association of CNY.
She served on the boards of the Onondaga County Child Care Council, the Consortium for Children?s Services and Enable, and was a past president of the Junior League of Syracuse. She was a founding trustee of The Discovery Center, now the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology. She was a member of Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church. She was a Post Standard Woman of Achievement for 1990, cited for volunteer service.
Survivors include her husband, Gary; a daughter, Elizabeth Linn Wilson of Manhattan, N. Y.; a son, Christopher G. Wilson of Ithaca, N. Y.; a sister, Linda Ambrose of North Blandford, Mass.; three brothers, Karl Gleaves of Annapolis, Md., and Kevin and Mark Gleaves, both of Tipton.
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- Helen Olive Dahlberg Wilson, 77, of West Liberty, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her home following a 6-year battle with cancer.
Services will be at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. The Rev. Frank Schultz will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice or the West Liberty United Methodist Church. The Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wilson was born on March 3, 1923, in New Ulm, Minn., the daughter of Robert C. and Olive Potter Dahlberg. She married J. Gaylord Wilson on July 18, 1944, in Columbus, Ga.
She was educated in the public schools in Springfield, Minn. and Oskaloosa. She received a bachelor?s of science in home economics from Iowa State University in 1944.
She worked at the University of Iowa Medical Center as a technician in gastrointestinal research for more than 30 years.
She was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church, serving as a church school teacher, choir member, board member, and frequent visitor to newcomers and shut-ins. She was a long-time member of P.E.O. and the North Prairie Social Club.
She loved nature, yard work, basket making, sewing, cooking, and preserving objects from earlier years.
She was an avid Iowa State University supporter. She was a volunteer at the University of Iowa Hospital and the West Liberty Public Library.
Survivors include four children, Stephen Wilson and his wife, Lynanne of Charlottesville, Va., Donald Wilson and his wife, Julie, of West Liberty, Carol Wilson Becker and her husband, Peter, of New York, N. Y., and Bruce Wilson and Vicki Thompson of Kenilworth, Ill; seven grandchildren, Eric Wilson of Lexington, Va., Elisa Wilson of Portland, Ore., Matthew, Robert and David Wilson of West Liberty, and Laura and Andrew, of Kenilworth, Ill.; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Ames and Betty Halverson of Duluth, Minn.; and a brother, Robert W. Dahlberg of Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, J. Herbert and Fern Gates Wilson; and her husband, Gaylord in 1995.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Lyle Werner Wilson, 87, died Monday, Sept.11, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 3215 Tipton Rd. The Rev. Tom Parrott will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. A memorial has been established for the Salvation Army and the New Hope United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 27, 1912, and was a lifelong resident of Muscatine. He was the son of Everett T. and Catherine Werner Wilson. He married Gladys Geirse Merideth on Oct. 23, 1955, in Davenport.
Lyle served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. Following his military service, he opened Wilson Chick Hatchery in Muscatine and remained in the hatchery business until 1962. In 1963 he and his wife, Gladys started Wilson V & S Hardware, now Wilson True Value Hardware Inc. 1420 Park Ave., Muscatine. Until recent health concerns prevented his involvement, Mr. Wilson enjoyed active participation and took joy in operating his business. He had a great love and appreciation for the community that he was able to serve in this capacity for 37 years.
He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and took great pride in raising fruit trees. His favorite past time was playing with his grandchildren. They always brought a smile to his face.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gladys R. Wilson; his children, Kathy Umlandt and her husband, Bill, of Muscatine; Connie Kral and her husband, Andy, of Muscatine; Nancy Merideth Guyer and her husband, Bob, of Iowa City; and Jim Merideth of Dallas, Texas; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother, Donald.