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Helen Leona Wilson

Helen Leona Wilson, 101, was born November 20, 1917, at home in Basil, to Samuel Franklin and Vera Scheidegger Snider and died Friday, January 18, 2019. 

She graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1933 and from The Ohio State University in 1937. She was a high school foreign language teacher for 30 years, most of which were spent at Bloom-Carroll High School. In 1942, Helen and Hubert Wilson were married, and they spent 63 happy years together before his death in 2005.

For all of her adult life, she was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church, and for many years she was a Sunday School teacher. For four years, she was president of the Newark District United Methodist Women. 

Helen is survived by her sons, Robert (Linda) Wilson, Stephen Wilson, and James (Carol) Wilson; grandchildren, Timothy Wilson, Mindee (Jeff) Wheeler, Joshua (Melissa) Wilson, Nathan (Shelley) Wilson, Elizabeth (Jared) Bayless, Sherri Molyneux, and Philip (Wanda) Molyneux; 15 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Dean Stoltz.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; daughter-in-law, Mary Wilson; sister, Ruth Stoltz; brother, Robert (Grace) Snider; and parents, Samuel and Vera Snider.

Funeral service was held January 24, 2019, at New Zion United Methodist Church, Baltimore. Burial followed in Union Evangelical Cemetery, Baltimore. Memorial gifts may be given to Gideons International or New Zion UMC. Online condolences can be made at

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