Jean Wilson

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GALLIPOLIS — Jean Wilson, 85, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center.

She was born September 11, 1928, in Pleasant City, Ohio, daughter of the late George Washington and Florence Evelyn Sowards Church. Jean was married to Cliff Wilson on December 20, 1948, and he survives her. She was an LPN for 25 years at Gallipolis Developmental Center. Jean also was a member of First Baptist Church, Ladies Missionary and the Kitchen Committee.

Surviving are her husband, Cliff Wilson of Gallipolis; two sons, Bruce (Cindy) Wilson and Brett (Lisa) Wilson, both of Gallipolis; a son-in-law, Ed Swope of Fairborn, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Cory Wilson of Gallipolis, Amy (Jason) Sweet of Lewisville, NC, Erika (Josh) Nelson of Springfield, Ohio, Tim (Becca) Swope of Grantham, NH, Austin Wilson, Blake Wilson and Callie Wilson, all of Gallipolis; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan Wilson, Brooke and Carly Nelson, Avery Sweet, Carson and Brady Sweet and Claire Swope.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Swope in 2012 and a brother, Robert Church.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Alvis Pollard and Pastor David Harkleroad officiating. Entombment will follow at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Chapel of Hope Mausoleum. Friends may call at the church from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, Willis Funeral Home is serving the family.

Pallbearers will be Cory Wilson, Austin Wilson, Blake Wilson, Tim Swope, Jason Sweet and Josh Nelson.

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Gallipolis, OH 45631
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013
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