Vivian May Wilson
Vivian Wilson 
Of Belle Rive Died
At Age 82

Vivian May Wilson, 82, Route 1 Belle Rive, died at 3:35 a.m. June 20, 1987, 
at Life Care Center in McLeansboro.

A retired employee of Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory, she was born Aug. 18, 1904, in 
Jefferson County, a daughter of Lewis L. and Clara Elsie (Derrington) Wilderman.  
Dec. 24, 1925, in Van Orin, she married Raymond Wilson, who preceded her in death 
Feb. 19, 1983.

Survivors include three sons, Murrel Wilson of Opdyke, Gilbert Wilson and wife Molly 
of Joliet, and Donald Wilson and wife Marian of Deltona, Fla.; three daughters, 
Betty Gentle and husband Norman of Atlanta, Lois Wilkerson and husband Kenneth of 
Belle Rive, and Lila and husband James of Dahlgren; two brothers, Floyd Wilderman and 
wife Mildred of Bakerville, and Otis Wilderman and wife Minnie of Marion; 25 grandchildren 
and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren with the Rev. 
Richard McCormick officiating.  Burial will be in Cub Cemetery south of Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The deceased was a member of Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, a sister and 
two grandchildren.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: June 20, 1987
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

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