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 Viola Jane <I>Ammerman</I> Wilson

Viola Jane Ammerman Wilson

Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 Oct 2007 (aged 87)
Plainwell, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Burial Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 91616589 · View Source
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Although I never met Viola I felt compelled to add a memorial for her. In May of 2006 she did quite a bit of research for me on my Schumann family in the Allegan County area. She was meticulous in her research and documentation, making copies of obituaries and then typing out a transcription of them with the source and typing out (all on a typewriter) all the information from birth, marriage and death records that she found for me. She visited 3 cemeteries for me and took many photos of headstones and always wrote on the back what she found on the stones. I had no idea that she was 86 years old as she did this. I could tell that she truly enjoyed helping people (and of course making a little money at it), especially with her signing one letter "I enjoyed these trips in the springtime!" She always signed off simply "Sincerely, Viola" but made it a point to write Viola instead of typing it. She got me further in my research in one month than I had in several years. I always appreciated the work that she did.

Died Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at Life Care Center in Plainwell. Mrs. Wilson was born April 1, 1920 in Cleveland Heights, OH, the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Bluhm) Ammerman. She was a 1939 graduate of Cleveland Heights High School. She graduated from Wooster College and Case Western Reserve, both in Ohio, receiving her B.S.R.N. degree. She had been employed at Allegan General Hospital as a Registerd Nurse for many years, retiring in 1980. She had attended the Allegan United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Ralph Wilson of Washington D.C. and Larry and Donna Wilson of Colorado; one granddaughter, Sarah Ashlee Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herrick; daughter, Connie and two sisters, Marjorie and Ruth. Friends may meet with the family from 6-8 PM Friday at the GORDEN FUNERAL RESIDENCE Allegan Chapel. Memorial services will be held Monday at 11 AM at Christ Community Church. Rev. G. Patrick White, officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, MI. Memorial donations may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  • Created by: Chris
  • Added: 9 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91616589
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Viola Jane Ammerman Wilson (1 Apr 1920–9 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91616589, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Chris (contributor 46836790) .