Marie A. Wilson
Marie A. Wilson, 94, of Galena, passed away Wednesday (June 13, 2012) at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Westerville to the late Garfield and Clara (Dickey) Fritsche. She was a graduate of Bowling Green State University and taught elementary school for 31 years in Westerville, Galena and Olentangy school districts. Marie was proud to be a farmer’s wife and spent her life on farms in Delaware County. She was an active more than 50-year member of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church and was active in numerous activities at the church, Delaware Artist Guild and Delaware County Retired Teachers Association. She initiated what is now Preservation Parks.
Marie loved her family and enjoyed her time spent with her family traveling, gardening, canning or shucking peas and snapping green beans. She enjoyed trips to Bar Harbor; Washington, D.C.; Alaska with Connie; and car shows with Larry and Wanda. Marie was an accomplished painter and painted in oils and water colors.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Wanda) Wilson of Westerville; daughter, Connie Lodge of Galena; grandchildren, John R.(Connie) Brilla II of Toledo, Steve Wilson of Westerville and Jennifer (Steve) Morse of Gainesville, Fla.; great-grandchildren, John R. III and Jason Brilla; stepgreat-grandchildren, Angela and Sean Eisenhauer; and brother, Ernest G. (Neva) Fritsche of Westerville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Wilson on April 21, 1987; brothers, Paul and Carl; and sister: Marian Schreiner.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Cheshire Cemetery.