Marie A. Wilson

September 06, 1917 ‒ June 13, 2012

Galena, Ohio

Marie A. Wilson, age 94 of Galena, passed away Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.

She was born on September 6, 1917 in Westerville to the late Garfield and Clara (Dickey) Fritsche. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and taught elementary school for 31 years in Westerville, Galena and Olentangy School District. Marie was proud to be a farmer’s wife and spent her life on farms in Delaware County. She was an active 50 + year member of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church and was active in numerous activities at the church, Delaware Artist Guild and Delaware County Retired Teachers Association. She initiated what is now Preservation Parks.

Marie loved her family and enjoyed her time spent with her family traveling, gardening, canning, or shucking peas and snapping green beans. She enjoyed trips to Bar Harbor , Washington DC and Alaska with Connie, and car shows with Larry and Wanda. Marie was an accomplished painter and painted in oils and water colors.

She is survived by her son: Larry (Wanda) Wilson of Westerville; daughter: Connie Lodge of Galena; Grandchildren: John R.(Connie) Brilla II of Toledo, Steve Wilson of Westerville, Jennifer (Steve) Morse of Gainesville, Fl; great grandchildren: John R. III and Jason Brilla; step great grandchildren: Angela and Sean Eisenhauer; brother: Ernest G. (Neva) Fritsche of Westerville.

Preceded in death by her husband: Malcolm Wilson on April 21, 1987; brothers: Paul, Carl; sister: Marian Schreiner.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Monday 10 a.m. with Pastor Mark Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Cheshire Cemetery.