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Geraldine (Jerry) Alice Wilson

August 17, 2007
Geraldine (Jerry) Alice Wilson, 91, was called home on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 9:50 AM. She died at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, where she had been a resident for nine years. She was born November 20, 1915 in Sidney, Ohio to Harley and Estella (Murphy) Wyer the 2nd oldest of six children. She lived for a brief time in West Virginia, but spent most of her life in or around Sidney. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty years, Nelson R. Wilson Sr. who died December 12, 1976 and her son, Nelson Robert (Bob) Wilson who died January 21, 2006 and also deceased brothers and their spouses, Edward and Mary Ruth, Ellsworth (Al) and Ede, Eugene, Thomas (Max) and Helen (Jo) Wyer. She is survived by her loving and devoted family of children and their spouses: Gary and Sue Van Fossen of Sidney; Dick and Judy Helmer of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jim Wilson of Quincy, Ohio; and Jack and Kathy Wilson of Rochester Hills, Michigan; daughter-in-law, Gerry Wilson of Dublin, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren, Robert W. Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, David M. Wilson of Marysville, Ohio, Linda Parker of Columbus, Ohio, Doug Van Fossen of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Eric Van Fossen of Sidney, Angela Van Fossen of Columbus, Ohio, R. Craig Helmer of Minster, Ohio, Steven Helmer of Edgewood, New Mexico, Alisa Gibson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Debra Silvers, Troy, Ohio, Kimberly Lind, Seattle, Washington, David S. Wilson, Duran, Michigan and Julia Wilson, Marshall, Michigan; one step grandchild, twenty-five great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; her sister and spouse, Martha and Roscoe Bowman of Greenville, Ohio; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Eugene (Ann) Wyer and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sidney where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, served on various committees, and was a deaconess. She proudly served as a past president of Church Women United. She had been in the Rainbow Gardeners. For twenty-six years she was employed at Copeland Corp. in Sidney as an inspector and later she worked the nightshift in first aid. She had worked at Monarch and Lears in Piqua at one time. Many will remember her for her lovely singing voice and the times she brightened our lives with her spontaneous singing. It was very difficult to name a tune or hymn she couldn't recall and sing. Friends may call at the First Baptist Church, 309 E. North St., Sidney, Ohio on Monday, August 20, 2007 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the church on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 10:00 AM with Rev. George Gnade. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, 309 E. North St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the church.
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