[NFBMO] Regarding Sad News From Our Jefferson City Chapter

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 10 16:48:03 UTC 2020

I will miss Phyllis, but a person I always found to be positive, upbeat, and
very caring. I would never have guessed her age at eighty-three. God bless

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Cc: Shelia Wright <sbwright95 at gmail.com>
Subject: [NFBMO] Regarding Sad News From Our Jefferson City Chapter

Dear Federation Family and Friends,


I was sadden to hear of news from our Jefferson City Chapter of the passing
of Phyllis Wilson. I believe Phyllis has been a member of the Jefferson City
Chapter for about fifteen years. Below is the text of the obituary from the
Jefferson City Tribune. Please keep our Jefferson City Chapter in your
thoughts and prayers as well as Phyllis' family and friends. I know she's in
a wonderful place but that does not keep our hearts from grieving. 




 Phyllis Wilson. Phyllis M. Wilson, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo.,
passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 6,
1936, in Lohman, Mo., the daughter of J. Lee and Lena Mae (Teel) Hoskins.
She was married to Ben Findley and her daughter was born from this marriage.
She was later married on May 6, 1973, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Charles
"Butch" Wilson who preceded her in death on January 5, 1993. A lifelong
resident of the Jefferson City area, Phyllis was a 1954 graduate of
Jefferson City High School and attended Southwest Baptist University in
Bolivar, Mo. Phyllis was the co-owner of Wilson Foods with her husband,
Butch, until their retirement. She had previously worked for Simpson Tobacco
Co. for over 20 years and part time for Creatively Yours during her
retirement. She was a strong woman of faith and cherished her involvement as
a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church. She participated in the church
choir and experienced a mission trip to Haiti with her husband. Phyllis will
be remembered for her giving heart and was dedicated to helping others. She
was always there to support others in so many ways when they needed it. That
may have been by giving of her time, showing a smile, a friendly
conversation, or just making family and friends feel special. She truly
enjoyed spending the majority of her day assisting others in so many ways
and it came from her selfless personality. Most of all, Phyllis loved
spending time with her family and her grandchildren were the light of her
life. Some of her favorite times were Sunday lunches with family after
church or her weekly breakfast with her brother. She had a passion for life
and always enjoyed every moment. That passion made her feel like a grandma
to so many. Survivors include: her children, Linda (Ron) Boss of Jefferson
City, Mo., Kathy (Byron) Roller of Jefferson City, Mo., Linda (Larry) Fries
of Louisburg, Kan., Robin (Ed) Evers of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. and Scott
(Connie) Wilson of Flower Mound, Texas.; one brother, Cleo Hoskins of
Jefferson City, Mo.; six grandchildren, Ashley (Craig) Henderson, Brandon
(Amy) Roller, Trevor Fries, Kendal Fries, Sarah (Ric) Berry and Jessica
(Nick) Taylor; 11 great-grandchildren, Megan Nevins, Desaray Boss, Emma
Keil, Chloee Henderson, Jaylynn Boss, Hailey Boss, Devin Roller, Josey
Roller, Ryker Berry, Chile Berry and Thatcher Taylor; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers,
Norse Hoskins and Austin Hoskins; and two grandsons, Jason Boss and Justin
Roller. Visitation will be held at the Memorial Baptist Church from 10:00
until 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020. A funeral service will be
conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Memorial Baptist
Church with the Reverend David Newton officiating. Graveside services and
interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make
memorial contributions to Memorial Baptist Church, 1120 Madison Street,
Jefferson City, MO 65101 or the National Federation of the Blind of
Jefferson City, 1405 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Funeral
arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
<http://www.freemanmortuary.com> . 

Shelia Wright, President

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

7928 NW Milrey Drive, Kansas City, MO 64152


President at nfbmo.org <mailto:President at nfbmo.org> 

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