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Wilson, Lelan V. - Dewey  
Lelan Victor Wilson of Dewey, Oklahoma was born on May 4, 1926 in Sedan, Kansas to Victor and Inez (Percy) Wilson. He passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:24 a.m. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan, Kansas. Visitation with the family (closed casket) will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. A Memorial Fund has been established in his name for a student scholarship to be presented by Bartlesville Public Schools. Contributions to be sent to Truity Credit Union, Lelan Wilson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1358, Bartlesville, OK. 74005. Lelan Wilson graduated school in Sedan, Kansas and later graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He began his teaching career in St. George, Kansas where he taught for two years, then moved to Peru, Kansas. After two years he moved his family to Oklahoma where he taught 9th grade history and government for 32 years at Bartlesville Central Middle School. He retired from teaching in 1986. Mr. Wilson was inducted into the Bartlesville Public School Foundation's Educator Hall of Fame on April 5, 2012, an award he was very proud to receive. Lelan married Cora Lee Marshall on December 7, 1946 in Sedan, Kansas. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2005. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed being a member of the Bartlesville Retired Teacher's Association and the 55+ Club. He also loved seeing and visiting with his former students. Lelan is survived by four children and their spouses, John and Becky Wilson of Cushing, Oklahoma, Janet and Joe Ryker, Judy and Roger Patton, Jean and Tim Kimbrel, all of Bartlesville, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one brother, Rod Wilson of Bartlesville, two sisters, Carol Lange of Sedan, Kansas and Dorothy Wilson of Palm Harbor, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald Wilson and Cline Wilson. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15, 2014
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