Monday, October 17, 2011

SUSAN KAYE WILSON (October 14, 2011)

SUSAN KAYE WILSON (NEE BAYLESS) of Greenville, Ohio, passed away October 14, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 61.

Susan is survived by her husband of 36 years, Stephen K. Wilson, her mother, T. Maxine Bayless, her sons and their wives Justin (& Jenny) Wilson of Troy, Ohio, and Aaron (& Abbi) and her grandson Evan Wilson of Arcanum, Ohio. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Doug Wilson of Springboro, Ohio, and Phil Wilson of Beavercreek, Ohio, and her sister-in-law Donna Wilcock of Springboro, Ohio, as well as by her nieces, cousins and their families.

She graduated from Northmont High School, Miami University (Bachelor’s Degree) and Wright State University (Master’s Degree). Sue spent her entire 30-year career in the education & service of special needs students. Her career spanned the counties of Darke, Preble, Montgomery, Miami, & Champaign. She was the original coordinator of the Darke County Special Olympics. She also was among those who established the Franklin-Monroe Youth Soccer Association.

Sue was greatly blessed by the many years of fellowship with & love of the Oakland Church of the Brethren congregation.

Services will be held on Friday October 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Oakland Church of the Brethren 8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road, Bradford, Ohio with Pastor Pete Kontra officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomer Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 or to Cancer Association of Darke County, PO Box 781, 209 E. Fourth St., Greenville, OH 45331.

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