Rochelle Louise (Greider) Wilson (1917 - 2016)

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Rochelle Louise Wilson, 99, of Staunton, formerly of Brownstown, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.
Services were held at noon on Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home in Stauntion, the Rev. Rudy Elam, a longtime friend, officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.
Mrs. Wilson was born on Jan. 5, 1917, in Effingham County, the daughter DeWitt Talmadge and Lucy Arilla (Lowry) Greider. She married Carline "Carl" Wilson on June 14, 1943, in St. Charles, Mo.; he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 2004.
Mrs. Wilson graduated from Brownstown High School in 1934, and continued her education later in life at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, graduating in 1968 with a master's degree in elementary education. She taught fifth grade at Staunton Elementary School for 15 years, beginning in 1964.
Rochelle was a homemaker and enjoyed having a large vegetable garden. She assisted her husband in their oil-drilling business. Rochelle was a longtime, very active member of the former Bethel Southern Baptist Church in Staunton, where she taught a children's Sunday school class and Vacation Bible School in the summer. She also volunteered at Staunton Heritage Health Nursing Center for more than 30 years, teaching a weekly Bible class and handing out bananas to residents. For many years, she wrote a weekly newspaper column in the Staunton Star Times called "Open Bible."
She is survived by nieces, Margie Engle (LaVErne) Arndt of Elwin, Jane Ann Fulton (Frank) Hester of Collinsville and Mary Louise Sidwell of Staunton; and a nephew, Tudor Martin (Michaele) of Culver City, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six parents and eight sisters.
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 20 to June 1, 2016