Lenox Time Table
Wednesday February 21, 1996
OBITUARY ~ VIDA FLORENCE (LEONARD) WILSON
Vida Florence Wilson was born March 3, 1918, in Clearfield, Iowa to Wallace I
and Loretta Gayle Leonard. She passed away Feb. 14, 1996, in Mercy Hospital,
Corning, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 14 days.
Vida lived all of her life in the Clearfield area. She graduated from
Clearfield High School in 1935. She was a member of the Clearfield
United Methodist Church.
On August 25, 1938, she was united in marriage to John Randall Wilson. They
lived their 48 years of marriage in the Lenox and Clearfield communities. To
this union were born nine children. Vida was preceded in death by Randall, her
parents, and an infant son, Richard Lee.
Survivors are her children and grandchildren; daughter Gayle Rhea (Wilson)
Hawley, husband Marlyn of Independence, Mo., and children Doug Hawley and
family of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Annette Hawley of Blue Springs, Mo.; Daughter
Claire Louise (Wilson) Ellis, husband David of Fairfield, Iowa, and children
Diana of Williamsburg, Iowa, and Susan of Ames; son Doyle Edward, wife Linda
and children, Leslie and family of Shawnee, Kansas, and Katherine of Ames; son
John Randall Jr., his wife Pat and children Janie and Joni of Clearfield; son
Wayne Leonard, wife Carolyn, and children Jody and family of Lee's Summit,
Mo., Bobbie and husband of Columbia, S.C., and Kristi of Clearfield; son
Haldean Byerly, wife Cheryl and children Tanya and Brent of Carlisle, Iowa;
son Lyle Frederick, wife Lisa and children Bradley, Debra, Cacey and Kylie of
Clearfield; and son James Roger, wife Donna and children Lori, Rachelle, Traci
and Nick of Creston.
Vida spent the first three years after high school teaching school. After
their marriage, her and Randall devoted their lives to raising
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 17 at the United Methodist Church in
Clearfield with Rev. Al Rusk officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Fred
Scott and Mrs. Danny Kinder.
Casket bearers were Doyle Wilson, John Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Haldean Wilson,
Fred Wilson and James Wilson.
Honorary pall bearers were Marlyn Hawley, David Ellis, Doug Hawley, Jody
Longfellow, John Gagliano, Brent Wilson, Nick Hardisty, Troy Johnson, Bradley
Wilson, and Tyler Hardisty.
Interment was at Clearfield Cemetery. Wilson-Watson Funeral Home was in charge
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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