SALINA — A. Corinne “Connie” Wilson, 90, formerly of Hays, died May 10, 2016, at the Salina Regional Health Center. Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Maurice and Elsie (Spring) Miller. On Aug. 24, 1947, she married E. Jerry Wilson in Pawnee Rock. He died on Oct. 20, 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in English and her teaching degree from Fort Hays State University. She taught English at Hays High School, Washington Elementary School, and was a substitute teacher in the school district. She was a teacher assistant at Holy Family Elementary School. She enjoyed crocheting, golf, bridge, gardening, tennis, aerobics, holiday decorating and gift giving, traveling, history and reading. She was a violinist with the Hays Symphony Orchestra and she kept active in education with the exchange students that lived in her home.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the church choir, the United Methodist Women, the Sorosis women’s club, was a founding member of the Prairie Garden Club, and a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at FHSU. She was an active Foster Grandparent and was active in the Friendship Family Program at FHSU as well as the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at FHSU.
Survivors include a son, Marc Wilson and wife Cathi of Manhattan; two daughters, Linda Collins and husband Barry of Salina, and Carolee Little and husband Barry of Castlewood, S.D.; a brother, Leon Miller and wife Laura of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Amy Collins, Robbie Collins and wife Kati, Isaac Little, Eli Little and wife Jessica, Chenin Wilson, Brandon Prough and wife Shaina, and Gary Jon Prough; and six great grandchildren, Emry, Madison, Cassidy, Brian, Stone, and Jarrod. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 305 W. 7th Street in Hays. Burial will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at FHSU, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home*
1906 Pine Street
Hays, KS 67601
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 12, 2016