Mary Louise (Harper) WilsonOctober 9, 1932 ~ June 4, 2017 (age 84)
Mary Louise Wilson, 84 of Burton, Ohio passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1932 in West Virginia, daughter of Eskey and Essie (Ingram) Harper. She married Shirley A. Wilson June 3, 1950. They became residents of Burton Village in 1960. Mary’s love of gardening led her to work at Burton Flower and Garden for many years. She was a member of Burton Congregational Church for over 50 years, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and ran the food cupboard for years. Her compassion and philosophy of giving back to others led her to become a “Pink Lady” at Geauga Community Hospital, caring for the elderly in her community, delivering Meals on Wheels, and volunteering for the American Cancer Resale shop in Chardon. Mary and her husband were concession managers for the Great Geauga County Fair for many years. She enjoyed both the Dolphin and Pinochle Club. Her greatest love was her family and friends, who will miss her wit, laughter, strength, and smile.
She is survived by her three loving daughters, Shirleen (Bryan Amstadt) Turko, Sandra (David) Cseplo, and Shelly (Mark) Peattie; her grandchildren, Jim (Kristel) Turko, Amanda Turko, Alison (Matt) Janssen, Paul (Andrea) Cseplo, Curtis (Lindsey Roberts) Peattie, and Heather Peattie; her great grandchildren, Malia, Marisa, and Miles Miller, Sofia Cseplo, Antonio and Ella Herrara, Maxwell Janssen, and her sister, Lelah Peters of Denver Colorado. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Shirley of 51 years; and her siblings, Lucy Hall, Lorene “Boots” Bloxham, Ruth Shook, Clem Harper, Robert “Giff” Harper, and Molly Houghton.
Calling hours will be held at Burton Congregational Church, 14558 West Park Street, Burton on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM and Friday, June 9, 10:00 -11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 AM Friday at the Church, followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burton Congregational Food Cupboard, to the Salvation Army, or to Hospice of Western Reserve.