“LEORA FRANCES WILSON, daughter of Laura Jordan and Milton S. Goff, was born in Guthrie County, Iowa, on December 4, 1890. She passed away at the Guthrie County Hospital, Guthrie Center, Iowa, on December 4, 1987.
“Leora’s early life was spent in the parental home attending school and growing into womanhood. On February , 1914, she was united in marriage to Claiborne Wilson. To this union ten children were born.
“The family resided in Dexter, Minburn, and Perry and in 1948, moved to Guthrie Center where Leora maintained her own home until her passing. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, The American Legion Auxiliary, Rebeccas, the Christian Women’s Fellowship and the First Christian Church of Guthrie Center.
“Many became acquainted with Leora through the years by being a part of these various organizations, but also seeing her work in her yard and to make trips to town shopping. She took a good deal of pride in her flowers and enjoyed sharing them with church members on Sunday mornings.
“Leora was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1946, 6 children,  brothers and one sister.
“To morn her passing, she leaves her two sons, Delbert Wilson of Fremont, California, Donald Wilson of Raymond, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Neal and Mrs. Darlene Scar of Dexter, Iowa. As well, there are 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Ruby Blockley of Long Beach, California, two brothers, Willis Goff of Redlin, Calif., and Clarence Goff of Omaha, Nebraska. As well, other relatives and friends will miss her.”
Amazing that she passed on her birthday!
She’d had a stroke at home a couple of days earlier, so wasn’t in the hospital very long.
Leora certainly lived a full life and the pictures show her vivacity. She and I happen to share the same December 4th birthday!
Happy Birthday, Nancy! Her personality certainly helped her get through all those terrible losses. She was a delight as a grandma!
Thank you for sharing Leora’s obituary. I didn’t realize that she was active in civic organizations.
Mom and Aunt Darlene had to call ahead to see if a visit would fit into her busy schedule!
She lived a full and active life, didn’t she?
Mom and Aunt Darlene said they sometimes had to make an appointment to see their own mother!