|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1898|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1978|
Funeral services for Eula Wilson, 80, of Route 1, Lebanon, were held June 28 in Holman Funeral Home with Roger Tribble officiating. Burial was in White Oak Pond Cemetery.
Ralph and Helen Dennis sang "In the Garden" and "Sweet By and By." Escorts were Mike Scott, Don Wallace, Clayton and Ron Hill and Dan Waterman. Honorary escorts were John Hill, James Koby, Kirk Pearce, Sydney Barr, Madison DeVasure and Ed Wilson.
Mrs. Wilson, daughter of William Albert and Clara Belle Lafferty Hill, was born March 20, 1898 near Phillipsburg and died June 26 in Wallace Hospital after an illness of seven weeks.
She was united in marriage Dec. 25, 1921 to William Harrison Wilson, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1952. She was also preceded by a daughter, Alma Grace, age 11, Nov. 8, 1933; her mother, Sept. 30, 1948; her father, June 20, 1944 and a brother, Olin, May 9, 1977.
She is survived by her daughter, Hilda Mooney; two granddaughters, Brenda Lea and Melinda Marie Mooney; and a son-in-law, Lenvil Mooney; her sister, Alma Mae Hill and her brother, J. Morris Hill, both of Lebanon; two nieces, Sandra Waterman of Lebanon, and Jacqueline Cox, of Dallas, Texas; and one nephew, Ron Hill of Lebanon. Two great-nephews and two great-nieces also survive.
At the age of 15 she professed her faith in Christ and united with the Washington Christian Church south of Lebanon, the land being given by her grandparents, John and Louisa Dennis Hill about 1900. She attended one year at Washington School and completed the eighth grade at Dry and Dusty School. She attended Springfield Normal School, later teaching one year at Bacon School form 1916-1917; three years at Stony Point from 1917-1920, and three years at Bee Branch from 1930-1933.
She was a weekly correspondent for the Lebanon Rustic Republican and Daily Record for 63 years, starting in 1915, writing the Washington Waftings and then to the Bacon Items and Bacon Bits. She was a lover of poetry, having written many that were published in the Lebanon paper, Springfield paper, Ozark Mountaineer, Grit, Cappers Weekly, Hoot Owl Magazine and Looking Back Magazine. Another hobby was growing unusual plants such as Job's Tears, dish rag gourds, Money Plant, and many other beautiful flowers, some of which were used in the casket spray. She will be sadly missed by her relatives and host of friends who showed their love and concern for her during her illness.
White Oak Pond Cemetery
Plot: Row 24
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Feb 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13354419