Esther E. Wilson

SALEM – Esther E. Wilson, 93, of Salem, died on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the

Bradley Bay Nursing Home in Bay Village, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920 in Salem, a daughter of the late Charles and Nellie (Wilms) Sheen.

Esther was a homemaker and a member of the Salem First Baptist Church.

Her husband, Samuel B. Wilson, Sr., whom she married Aug. 5, 1936, preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1993. A daughter, Vera Baird, three brothers, Paul, Carl and Donald Sheen and two sisters, Margaret Delp and Blanche Dudley also preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons, James R. Wilson of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, Samuel B. Wilson Jr. of Amherst, Ohio, Richard E. Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., Rexford J. Wilson of Grafton, Ohio and Kevin C. Wilson of North Ridgeville, Ohio; a daughter, Esther Marie Buck of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Ruth Schmidt of Cuyahoga Falls, Hazel Nicholas of Youngstown and Iona Cloyd of Wellington, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Sheen of Columbiana and George Sheen of Homeworth; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Claye Folger officiating. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem First Baptist Church, 1290 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460.

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