Lela Sharon Wilson

Lela Sharon Wilson Battle Creek Lela Sharon Wilson, 77 of Battle Creek, died December 14, 2012 at home. She was born in Pierceton, Indiana on April 14, 1935 to Delmar and Maxine (Jones) Gebert. Sharon graduated from Ball State University in 1958 and continued her education at Kellogg Community College and Western Michigan University. Sharon was a teacher in the Battle Creek and Lakeview Schools. She retired in 1996 from Harper Creek Schools where she taught developmentally disabled adults. In 1983 she was appointed Volunteer Coordinator of the Volunteer Bureau/Volunteer Action Center, and in 1985 she became Director of the Literary Council of Calhoun County. She was a member of The First Congregational Church, Battle Creek Country Club, and the Junior League of Battle Creek. Sharon enjoyed family events, especially activities involving her grandchildren. Other hobbies included hosting parties for family and friends, and scrapbooking. In 1960 Sharon married Robert Wilson Jr. He survives. Also surviving are sons, Robert (Pamela) Wilson III, of Battle Creek, Jeffrey (Charlene) Wilson, of South Haven, Kenneth (Jennifer) Wilson, of Battle Creek; daughter, Nancy Ward, of Chicago; seven grandchildren; brother, Allen Gebert of Etna Green, Indiana and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Gebert; sister, Diane Hensley. Family will receive friends Monday, December 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Shaw Funeral Home, Rev. Thomas Ryberg officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Battle Creek Community Foundation, General Fund. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com


Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 16, 2012