Julia Wilson

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Julia Laverna Wilson, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

She was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Lamar, Ind., daughter of John M. and Georgia Anna Oliveano Ryker. She and Aaron Culbertson were married in 1929. He died in 1947. She later married David Stidham in 1951, who died in 1975. She and Willis Wilson were married in 1978, and he died in 1988.

Wilson was a member of the Church of God in Chaffee, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Aaron Culbertson of Morley, Mo.; three daughters, Ella Dowd of Chaffee, Julia Gregory of Cape Girardeau, Nancy Cook of Sedgewickville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, three brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Vyron Yount officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.