Greta J. Wilson

Greta J. Wilson, 93, of Edinburg, passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at her residence.

Greta was born December 6, 1927 in Smith Mills, KY, the daughter of Claude and Ida Lee (Moffitt) Meyer. She married Donald Perry Wilson in 1943 in Morganfield, KY. He preceded her in death August 2, 1999. For the majority of her life, Greta was a homemaker. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Durham in Edinburg from 1978 until 1986.

Greta was a woman of unwavering faith, and a long-time member of the Edinburg First Baptist Church. She was ornery and sometimes stubborn, but she was also the most caring mother and grandmother in the world. Greta was simply amazing. She was an amazing cook, and had an incredibly green thumb, always tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Greta was a talented musician and singer as well, having been a member of the All-Kentucky Chorus in her youth. She taught herself to play many instruments, but she was an especially good pianist. Greta was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the world’s biggest University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball fan.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Rodney Wilson; sister, Claudette Hope; son-in-law, Robert D. Fleming, Jr.; and gentleman friend, Richard Stout.

Greta is survived by her daughters, Donetta (husband, Quentin) Bottorff of Springfield, and Helga L. Fleming of Taylorville; grandchildren, Elizabeth (husband, Bret) Wade of Jacksonville, Jane Moskus of Springfield, Tomey (wife, Lori) Wilson of Riverton, David (wife, Juletta) Ellis of Litchfield, Amanda (husband, Danny) Klay of Stonington, Lacy (husband, Andrew) Ford of Mt. Zion, Benjamin (wife, Audrey Rosenblatt) Bottorff of Oak Park, and Karyn Elise (husband, Rudell) Ferguson of Carpentersville; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Buddy (wife, Bettye) Meyer of Smith Mills, KY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Celebration of Life Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Edinburg First Baptist Church, 416 N. Ricks Street, Edinburg, IL 62531, with Pastors Stan Pratt and Thomas Hamilton co-officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Edinburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

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