Virginia Vance Wilson, 87, formerly of Ellwood City and Beaver Falls, passed away Sunday, July 4 in Chelsea, MA. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Malcolm “Mac” McClintock Wilson, and her parents, Harry and Violet Holler Vance, of Ellwood City.
She is survived by a brother, Duane Vance of Amherst, Ohio, daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Michael McConville of Chelsea, MA, two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Taube Wilson of Annandale, Va, and Paul and Patricia Wilson, of Titusville, PA., four grand-children, Emilie McConville of Cambridge, MA, Andrew and Kathleen Wilson of Titusville, PA, and James Wilson of Aurora, IL.
Virginia was born in Wampum on Nov. 4, 1922 and was a graduate of Lincoln High School. During World War II, she worked at various jobs including a button factory and at National Tube Company. Following the war, she was employed by Allegheny General Hospital. She attended Geneva College, and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, holding a Certificate in Elementary Education. She was also a substitute teacher in the Beaver Falls Area School District.
Virginia lived in many parts of the U.S., including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Virginia was an active participant in her church wherever she lived. She organized numerous activities, including prayer groups, taught Sunday school and was an Elder Emeritus of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, NC. Virginia travelled extensively around the U.S and Europe. She enjoyed tutoring school children, and was known as an excellent cook and gracious hostess.
Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. on Friday, July 9 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, and from 9:30 until servicetime on Saturday July 10 at 10:30 A.M. Services will be conducted at TURNERS with her nephew, Rev. Robin Shoup, officiating.
Burial will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery, Wayne Twp. Memorial donations may be made to: Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA 02150 or to your local hospice.
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