FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY FOR GEO. WILSON, 89
Funeral services for
George Wilson, 89, well resident of Toulon and vicinity for a number of
years were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Kidd Funeral home.
Mr. Wilson died at 7:30 Thursday morning at his home in this city after
being ill for the past few weeks.
Mr. Wilson was named president of
Peoria Producers company at time it was organized and served in this
office for about 30 years.
He had been active in Stark County Farm
Bureau and for a number of years was treasurer of the organization.
Rev. Eugene C. Anderson, pastor of Toulon of Baptist Church, officiated
and Mrs. Helen Schmidt, accompanied by Mrs. Carolyn Wallace, sang “Going
Down the Valley” and “Meet Me There.”
Body bearers were Eddie Sitton,
of Dunlap; Don Duke, of Peoria; Maurice Holmes of Chillicothe, and Roy
Dutton, William E. Trunbull and Harvey Price of this community.
Burial was in Dunlap cemetery.
Was Born Near Edelstein
George, son of John and Sarah Thomas Wilson, was born September 5,
1866,near Edelstein where he grew to manhood.
He was married December 11, 1895
to Bertha M. McKee, of Dunlap. They resided on a farm in Peoria county
until 1908 when they moved to a farm northeast of Toulon. In 1942 they
purchased a home in Toulon where they had since resided.
survived by his wife and two daughters, Letha M., Mrs. Burl G. Blevins
and Stella E., Mrs. Leo T. White, both near Toulon. Also surviving are
three grandchildren, Ronald Blevins, of Toulon; Mrs. Doris Obery, of
Dunlap, and Sherman White, of Orion, and nine great-grandchildren.
was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a daughter and a