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Josie Bowen Wilson
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Obituary for Josie Bowen Wilson

EDWARDS—Josie Bowen Wilson, 85, of Edwards passed away at 7:48 p.m. Saturday August 18, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Centers in Peoria.

Josie was born February 6, 1933 in Edwards to Joseph Hartley and Lucille Ellen Clarkson Bowen.

Surviving are two sons, Robert (Amy) Wilson or Mapleton, Donald (Pam) Wilson of Hanna City; four grandchildren, Sean (Sarah) Wilson; Shannon M. Wilson and her son, Ryan McDermott; Jill M. Wilson and her son, Jameson Coats; and Ryan J. Wilson.

Josie was preceded in by her parents and two brothers, Maurice Bowen, Lawrence Bowen.

She worked in housekeeping for Elmwood School District for five years. She later worked for Methodist Hospital for 15 years, retiring from food service in 1994.

She was a member of the Methodist Hospital Retirees Club and attended Bethel Bible Church in Edwards and later attended the Presbyterian Church in Hanna City.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Reverend John LaFollette will officiate. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Hanna City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peoria Christian Center or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





3:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Foundation

P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Peoria Christian Center


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