Mary Alice Wilson, 86, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Mary was born December 2, 1932 in Nevada, MO to Stephen B. and Grace M. (Brewer) Karhoff. She was united in marriage to Stanley Wilson in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 3, 1980 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2005.
Mary grew up in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School with the Class of 1951. She worked in healthcare her whole life, working at Nevada City Hospital for more than ten years, and at Broadllawns Medical Center in Des Moines, IA for a number of years until retiring. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alter Society, past president of Nevada Eagles Auxiliary #3770, and a past member of Sheldon American Legion. She enjoyed bowling, golf, playing Poker, and was also an avid Kansas City Chief’s fan.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including five special nieces, Elaine Letze (Terry), Pleasant Hill, IA, Alice Bunker (Julie Belling), Kansas City, MO, Martha Byram (David), Sheldon, MO, Mary Buckner (Raymond), Sheldon, MO, Linda Conrad, Nevada; two sisters-in-law, Johnetta Rushlow, Sheldon, and Sheila Ferris, Nevada, MO. She was preceded in death by ten sisters and two brothers, including her twin sister, Margaret Ann Bunker.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo, MO. Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 with visitation following from 6-7:00 p.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested in her memory to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
*** All attendees are invited to wear Kansas City Chief attire in honor of Mary Alice.
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