Mildred Willson

Mildred M. "Mid" Willson, formerly of Eden Township and more recently of 499 N. Fourth St., Upper Sandusky, died at 5:35 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2003, at the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home. She was 83.

Born in Wyandot County on June 10, 1919, she was a daughter of E.R. and Christina (Wagner) Goodman. She married Floyd "Bud" Willson on April 17, 1938, in Sycamore. He died March 8, 1995.

Surviving are a son, Donald, Nevada; a daughter, Marlene Oiler, Melford, N.J.; three grandchildren; Brian Oiler, Medina; Jeff Willson, Nevada; and Laura Book, Upper Sandusky; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Bowers; and four brothers, Noble, Arthur, Ray and Wilson.

A homemaker, Mrs. Willson retired from Eden and East schools as a cafeteria cook after 25 years of service. She also assisted on the family farm in Eden Township.

She was a 58-year member of Union United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Willson enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and had a touch with roses. She also liked working in and mowing her yard and taking care of her home. Mrs. Willson enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, completing jigsaw puzzles, reading novels, baking cookies, hunting mushrooms, picking elderberries, traveling, sitting on her swing and collecting lighthouses and squirrel figurines.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home with the Rev. Sonja Bender officiating. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Memorial may be made to the Wyandot County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or Union United Methodist Church in care of Bringman-Clark and Co Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.

--Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Monday, March 24, 2003