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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 13, 1986

OBITUARY - IRENE (WILLIAMS) WILSON

Irene WILSON was born on May 5, 1900 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She died at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr on November 6, 1986, at the age of 86.

Mrs. WILSON was the daughter of John A. and Helen WILLIAMS. She was brought up in Mount Ayr and was educated in the local schools, graduating with the class of 1917. She attended the University of Iowa, where she was affiliated with Chi Omega.

On January 11, 1921 she was married to Frank WILSON of Mount Ayr. They had two children, Ellen and Robert.

Mrs. WILSON spent her entire life in Mount Ayr, where she was active in the affairs of the community. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service. She was a founding member of Progress Club and of the Mount Ayr chapter of Business and Professional Women's Club. For some years she served as Ringgold County Committeewoman for the Republican Party.

During the last twenty-five years of her late husband's law practice, she served as his legal secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter. Surviving is her son Robert (Diane) of DeKalb, Illinois.

Also surviving are her sisters and brothers: Mrs. S. B. AGNEW, Winterset; Mrs. W. H. KENNEDY, Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Fisher WEST; Miss Mildred WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, and Keith WILLIAMS, all of Auburn, Indiana.

Funeral services were held November 8, 1986, from the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home at Mount Ayr, Iowa, conducted by Rev. Ed KAIL. Music was provided by Mike GREENE, Mrs. Jim JONES and Mrs. Robert FISHER.

Casketbearers were Bob ROE, Joe ROUTH, Dick ELLIOTT, RIchard ROUTH, Walter HUDSON and John McFARLAND. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

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