Mary Dolores Wilson, 86, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Barones Memory Care Resident Center in Nevada, MO. Mary was born October 24, 1935 to Louie Burrick and Dora Carzoli Brunick in Croweburg, KS. She graduated from Arma High School in 1952 as valedictorian of her class. She began working for Southwestern Bell while in high school and continued this career until 1975, when she opened and operated Mary’s Fabrics for 30 years on the square in Nevada. Mary held several leadership roles and was involved in many civic organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Nevada, 4-H, Soroptimist, the Diana’s, and St. Mary’s Alter Society. In addition, she was an avid bridge player and loved working in her garden.
Mary was united in marriage to Robert L. Wilson on Feb. 20, 1954. She retired in 2005 and she and Bob moved back to Mary’s childhood farm in Croweburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob (2009), her parents, as well as her little sister, Shirley. She is survived by her children, Shirley (Bill) Rainey and Bob (Gail) Wilson of Nevada, and Pam (Doug) Warbinton of Webb City, MO. Her grandchildren are Marissa (Michael) Steele, Taylor (Tesha) Rainey, Luke (Kristen) Rainey; Vince (Erika) Warbinton, R. Tanner Warbinton (fiance Katie), Ben (Krysten) Wilson, and Amanda (Trishul) Rao. In addition, Mary had 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. The family will receive friends from 9-10:00 a.m. prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested in her memory to NRMC Foundation or donor’s choice c/o Ferry Funeral Home.