Florence C. Wilson, 87, of 218 Church St., Newton Hamilton, went to be with the Lord peacefully, surrounded by her family Thursday, March 14, 2019, at AristaCare at Woodland Park, Orbisonia.
Born March 18, 1931, in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha (Beatty) Knable. She was united in marriage to Lionel E. “Zip” Wilson June 25, 1949, in Newton Hamilton. Mr. Wilson preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2006.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by two children, L. Edmund “Ed” Wilson and wife, Robin, of Alexandria, and Debra J. Kline of Mount Union and companion, Bob Patton; five grandchildren, Craig Scott and wife, Tammy, of Etters, Chad Scott and wife, Tricia, of Mount Union, Jeremy Barben and wife, Kristen, of McVeytown, Garth Wilson and companion, Cassandra, of James Creek, and Josh Price and wife, Stefani, of Huntingdon; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Shirley Knable of McVeytown; and the following siblings, Robert E. Knable and wife, Doris, of McVeytown, Donald E. Knable and wife, Nancy, of Newton Hamilton, Barbara Anderson of Rothsville and Harold K. Knable and wife, Nancy, of Newton Hamilton.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Charles L. Knable, Linda Keebler, Gloria Sunderland and Lawrence Knable Jr.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Way Bible Church, McVeytown.
She was a 1948 graduate of Mount Union High School.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and had also worked for Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, McVeytown, the former L. Greif Bros. Mfg. Co., Mount Union, the Mount Union Area School District, and early in her adult life, she had worked at Bill’s Pizza Shop, Mount Union.
She loved spending time with her family and had been involved in many volunteer activities with the Newton Wayne Volunteer Fire Co., and was instrumental in the founding of the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association annual queen pageant. Mrs. Wilson enjoyed crocheting and reading Amish books.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating. Interment will be made in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Wilson may do so to either The Way Bible Church, 2777 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, PA 17051; or Newton-Wayne Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 307, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.