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Obituary: Lucille "Lucy" Wilson, Brown County


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

Lucy was born in Brown County July 25, 1929, the daughter of the late William Marion and Harriet J. (Finehout) Allen. She was a 1947 graduate of Van Buren Township High School in Brown County and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Franklin College in 1953 and a 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 both in Indianapolis and in the state of New Jersey and served on the Franklin Township (Marion County) School Board from 1969 to 1972.

Lucy was known for her cooking, especially her three bean salad. She enjoyed wintering in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with her husband, reading, working crossword puzzles and collecting Barbie Dolls. She 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 while attending.

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

Also surviving are her two sons, Curtis (Ikuko) Wilson of Farmington Hills, MI, 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.

The Rev. Jerran Jackson will conduct a funeral service Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 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 & 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 Houston, IN.

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

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