Donna Ruth (Smith) Wilson

February 11, 1933 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 87)


Donna Ruth Wilson, 87, a resident of Wayne City, IL passed away at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Donna was born on February 11, 1933 in Wayne County to her parents Clay Smith and Ilene (Thomason) Miley.  On July 28, 1951 she married Lowell “George” Wilson, who preceded her in death.

Donna was a homemaker and enjoyed being active in community events.  She loved playing pinochle and spending time with her family and friends.  She was an active member of the Wayne City Baptist Church and also was a member of the Thomason Cemetery Board.

Donna is survived by a daughter Cathi (Danny) Boyd of Sims, IL; a grandson Heath (Misty) Boyd of Wayne City, a granddaughter Vanessa (Bob) Williams of Zanesville, OH; honorary daughter Brenda Graham of East Canton, OH; 4 great grandchildren:  Jaden Boyd, Madeline Boyd, Emerson Williams, and Chael Williams, 2 brothers: Larry (Sharon) Smith of Wayne City and Allen “Red” Smith of Cisne, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Lowell “George” Wilson, 2 sons: Kent Allen Wilson and Doug Owen Wilson, and a sister LaVerne Campbell.

Funeral services for Donna Ruth Wilson will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Wayne City Baptist Church in Wayne City, IL with pastor Bill Miller officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 pm - 8 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the church.  Burial will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

Memorials may be made to the Thomason Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the church or at Young Funeral Home in Wayne City, which has been entrusted to provide arrangements.

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August 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayne City Baptist Church, Wayne City

Funeral Service
August 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Wayne City Baptist Church, Wayne City

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