Leora Frances Wilson: December 4, 1890-December 4, 1987

Leora Wilson at the party for her 90th birthday, with great granddaughters Deni and Christa, daughters of Chris and Dennis Scar. December 1980, basement of the First Christian Church, Guthrie Center, Iowa

“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 [15], 1914, she was united in marriage to Claiborne Wilson. To this union ten children were born.

Clabe and Leora Wilson, married February 15, 1914, Wichita, Iowa

“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, [4] 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.”

Donald and Rose Wilson are on the left, then Sam and Darlene (Wilson) Scar. Leora is in the middle, then Warren and Doris (Wilson) Neal, then Delbert and Evelyn Wilson. Donald and Delbert lived on the West Coast but both came back to Iowa the September of 1976, when this photo was taken at the Scar home in Guthrie County, Iowa.


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