Funeral services for Ernestine L. Wilson, 75, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Trinity Worship Center in West Plains under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wilson passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She went to eternal glory surrounded by her loving family. Ernestine Wilson was born March 16, 1937 in White Church, Missouri to Ralph O. Henry and Hollis Hendrix Henry. She received her early education at White Church, Missouri, graduating from the West Plains High School in 1954. She attended Cosmetology School in Springfield, Missouri and worked at the Arcade Beauty Shop in West Plains, Missouri. On February 26, 1960, she was married at Peace Valley, Missouri to Earl Dean Wilson, who survived. Mrs. Wilson worked as a file clerk at the Missouri Southern Bank and was a homemaker. She enjoyed classic car activities as a member of the West Plains Car Club. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Trinity Worship Center in West Plains and the Auxiliary of Gideon’s International holding numerous offices and camp level.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Dean Wilson, of the family home; two sons, Jerry D. Wilson, wife, Darlene, West Plains, Missouri and Danny L. Wilson, wife, Stacey, West Plains, Missouri; grandchildren, Michael L. Wilson, wife, Rose, West Plains, Missouri, Brendon Wilson, Kansas City, Missouri, Keegan Wilson, West Plains, Missouri and Neal Wilson, State of Alabama; step-granddaughter, Chelsea Murrell, Koshkonong, Missouri; great-grandsons, Zack and Chase Wilson, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Earl Henry, wife, Pam, Pomona, Missouri; one sister, Edna Kincheloe, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Karen Henry, White Church, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, Ralph and Hollis Henry, and one brother, Eldon Henry, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 29th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.
Although Mrs. Wilson was an avid flower lover, she had a desire to see people have a copy of God’s Holy word. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Gideon’s International and leave them at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.