Leona Eberhart Wilson(1919 - 2013)

Leona Eberhart Wilson


Leona Wilson, 93, of Adel passed away peacefully on January 1, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday January 4, at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel, with burial at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where friends will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. with prayer services at 6 p.m.

Leona was born January 3, 1919 in Kansas City MO. To Albert and Linnie Bell Cline. She was united in marriage on August 19, 1947 to Jay Eberhart in Kansas City, MO.

In 1949 her husband and herself opened the Gambles store in Adel, IA. After Jay's death she married Raymond Wilson in 1984.

During WWII she worked inspecting planes for the U.S. government war effort. She was active in the Adel Women's Club and at the Adel Methodist Church.

Preceding Leona in death were her parents, daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Chapman. She is survived by four grandchildren, five great-grand children, four great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan Koman Foundation.

Online condolences can be left online at www.mccalleyfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

McCalley Funeral Home
735 S. 14th Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-4240

Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 3, 2013