JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Barbara Jeanne (Whitney) Wilson

Barbara Jeanne (Whitney) Wilson, 75, passed away Dec. 24, 2004, 
at Hospice of Naples. Mrs. Wilson was born May 27, 1929, in Wichita, 
Kan. She moved to Mt. Vernon in 1931 and graduated from Mt. Vernon 
Township High School. After graduating from Middlebury College, she 
returned to Mt. Vernon, raised her family and spent 20 years teaching 
social studies at Casey Junior High School. She moved to Naples, Fla., 
in 1987 and taught at Immokalee High School until she retired in 1996. 
Mrs. Wilsonís contributions to the world were many. She was an active 
member of P.E.O., spent years in leadership positions in the National 
Council of the Social Studies and enjoyed years of NMLRA competitions. 

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her three children and their families: Mike 
and Diane Wilson, Pam and Peter Birtolo and Bob and Debbie Wilson. She 
was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren 
and the proud great-grandmother of one great-grandchild and three 
step-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind one brother, Paul Whitney 
of Illinois. 

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church 
in Mt. Vernon. The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral 
hour at the church. Contributions in her memory may be made to either Hospice 
of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105, or the P.E.O. Foundation, 
which provides scholarships for women. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further obituary information. 


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Date: January 7, 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman
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