Ruth Genevieve Wilson 1919 - 2011 Eudora
Funeral services for Ruth Genevieve Wilson, 92, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eudora United Methodist Church, Eudora. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.
She died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Eudora Medicalodges. She was a lifelong resident of the Eudora area.
She was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Clearfield, the daughter of Roy and Alma Hausman Breithaupt.
She graduated from Eudora High School in 1937. She attended Lawrence Business College.
She worked as secretary at L.V. Cadick Chevrolet Co. in Culver City, Calif., and worked three years for Patty Mossman Construction Co. in the estimating department. She worked at Hercules from 1953-57. She and her husband, along with Jack and Arleta Wilson Howard, owned and operated Clover Leaf Farm Grocery Store from 1945-53. She and her husband owned and operated Howard Super Saver grocery from 1960-80.
She was a member of Eudora United Methodist Church, Martha Circle, charter member of the Eudora Pinochle Club, AARP in Lawrence, Eudora Historical Society, Jolly Dozen Club and Eudora PTA.
She married Howard E. Wilson on Oct. 28, 1939, in Linwood. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Eileen Breithaupt Vincent; a grandson, Geoffrey K. Wilson; and great-granddaughter, Kimberly Stanley.
Survivors include a daughter, Deanne B. Benton and husband Richard, Lawrence; two sons, James E. Wilson and wife Marilyn, Eudora, and Gary L. Wilson and wife Stephanie, Overland Park; five grandchildren, Lynn, Lori, Dorinda, Justin and Sarah; and nine great-grandchildren, Andy, Jimmy, Ashley, Lora, Michael, Drew, Joey, Josh and Audreana.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary—Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials to Eudora United Methodist Church, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.