Dena Wilson

5/19/2014

Dena Agnes Wilson, 101, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Dena Agnes Wilson, 101, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

She was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Cawker City, to James and Edith Stedman DePoy. She graduated from Cawker City High School.

On Dec. 24, 1936, she married Dale Wilson in McPherson. He died Sept. 1, 1970. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Marshall Mounts; seven brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, Greg Lane.

Mrs. Wilson taught for several years in the Cawker City area. After her marriage, she was the bookkeeper for her husband's elevator construction business. After moving to Garden City in 1973, she became the bookkeeper for Mounts Oil Company. She enjoyed reading, watching sports, especially KU athletics, and loved being a grandmother to her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Mounts and her husband Del Ray Mounts Sr. of Garden City, and Ardith Lane of Georgetown, Texas; a son, Dale Wilson and his wife Betty of Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Maurice DePoy of Cawker City; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Cawker City.

Visitation hours are 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to Friends Of Lee Richardson Zoo or the Salvation Army, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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