Mary Elizabeth Wilson

December 23, 1921 ‒ March 19, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD~ Mary Elizabeth Wilson, formerly of Osbun Road and a lifelong Mansfield resident, passed away Thursday morning March 19, 2009 in Olentangy Woods Care Center of Galion, concluding years of declining health. She was 87.

Born December 23, 1921 in Richland County to Harry and Martha (Pool) Weaver, she was graduated from Weller Township High School in 1937.

On June 12, 1943 she married Robert M. Wilson in the Oakland Lutheran Church on Olivesburg Road. She knew Robert from living in the same rural community, and they were wed while he was serving with the military during WWII.

She was a former member of Franklin United Methodist Church and Park Avenue Baptist Church.

Mary was an avid reader, who enjoyed fiction, but read more non-fiction works. She held a deep love and devotion to her family, which was often expressed by regular visits with her cherished grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Janet & Gary McGugin of Lucas, Cheryl Swanger of Galion and Sara & Gene Johnson of Lewis Center; grandchildren Karen (Debbie) McGugin of Powell, Kelly (Tony) Maddux of Fredericktown, Tom (Katie) McGugin of Lucas, Kevin (Christa) Swanger of Shelby, Amy Swanger of Galion and Lauren Johnson of Lewis Center; great grandchildren Logan and Hailey Swanger, Grant Collins, Skylar, Chase and Emma McGugin, Jacob, Ava and Ella Maddux; her sister Toni Estep of Mansfield; a brother and sister-in-law Robert & Beverly Weaver of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband Robert M. Wilson passed away on August 31, 1982. Also deceased is an infant brother David Weaver.

The Wilson Family will receive friends Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 Main Street, Lucas, with the Rev. David Aune officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery.

For those desiring direction on making a memorial contribution, please consider MedCentral Hospice. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.

For those unable to attend, a condolence may be made to the Wilson Family online by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com