Mary E. Wilkerson, age 81, of Fort Branch, Indiana passed away at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville on 4/26/2018 surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in Oakland City, Indiana to the late Amel and Edna Deloris Reed of Fort Branch.
Mary retired from GCARC where she was a van driver, and served as a teacher’s aid at the former Krissy Kay School in Princeton. Her greatest work and joy in life was her family. She and her husband John, were the parents of six children. They were blessed with 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren with two on the way, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Mary was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years John Wilkerson, Sr. in 1998, son John Wilkerson Jr. a brother Wayne Reed, sisters Patricia Reed, Carol Reed and Genny Ashworth; brothers-in-law Eugene, Donnie and Dennis Wilkerson, and Bob Ashworth, and sister- in-law Pauline Hall.
Mary is survived by her children Wanda (Jack) Miller, Pam (Eric) Bloom, Anita (Larry) Elpers, Tena (Tracy) Martin and Carl (Diana) Wilkerson; brother Richard Reed; sister Beverly (Billy) Warren; sisters-in-law Luella (Jim) Spalding and Margaret Wilkerson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary is a member of Fort Branch Wesleyan Church, and St. Stephens United Church of Christ.
Mary enjoyed camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, bowling and any activity involving her family. In recent years she enjoyed tending to her plants, watching the birds on her bird feeders, watching Hallmark movies and St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and playing games on her iPad.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to The Arc of Gibson County or Fort Branch Wesleyan Church.
Services for Mary will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, IN. Visitation will be on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home and again on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch, IN following services.
Mary’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Transcendent Health Care in Owensville for the excellent care that she received while she was a resident, also the staff at Progressive Health at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville. Mary loved the staff at Progressive Health as if they were her own family. The nurses and staff at Linda E. White Hospice House, thank you so much for your kindness and compassion during Mom’s last days.
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