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Obituary: Lucille ‘Lucy’ Wilson, Brown County

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Lucille ‘Lucy’ Wilson

Lucille “Lucy” (Allen) Wilson, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was a resident of Brown County.

Lucy was born in Brown County on July 25, 1929, to her parents, the late William Marion and Harriet J. (Finehout) Allen.

She was a 1947 graduate of Van Buren Township High School in Brown County. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Franklin College in 1953 and her master’s degree in education in 1970 from Indiana Central University in Indianapolis.

Lucy was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

She worked as an elementary school teacher in Indianapolis and in the state of New Jersey. Lucy was a Franklin Township (Marion County) school board member from 1969 to 1972.

She married Bob D. Wilson on Aug. 3, 1952, in Bargersville. He survives after 60 devoted years of marriage.

Also surviving are her two sons, Curtis (Ikuko) Wilson of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Clark (Sherri) Wilson of Greenwood; two sisters, Josephine Bailey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Sally Walters of Morgantown; five grandchildren, Austin, Avery, Adrianne, Harold and Bobby Wilson; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William R. Allen.

Lucy was known for cooking and especially her three-bean salad.

She enjoyed wintering in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with her husband, reading, working crossword puzzles and collecting Barbie dolls.

Lucy cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and loved entertaining family and friends at her home. She also enjoyed singing and was in the Franklin College choir during college.

The Rev. Jerran Jackson will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Freetown Church of Christ, 7077 State Road 135 in Freetown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Houston Cemetery in Jackson County.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Wilson family at meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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