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Gail H. WilsonJuly 6, 1929 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 88)
Gail H. Wilson, 88, of Elba died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday at the United Methodist Church in Scotia. Reverend Toni Nolze will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Scotia.
Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Memorials are suggested to Valley County Hospice and Home Health.
Gail was born July 6, 1929 at Greeley to Floyd and Willihemena (Beck) Jeffres. She grew up and attended school in Greeley and Scotia through the 8th grade. Then worked cleaning and cooking for others.
Gail worked in the Scotia cafe until her marriage to Floyd Wilson on March 8, 1947 in Mankato, KS.
They lived in various places around North Loup and Scotia, finally settling on a farm near Elba, NE in 1956 where they farmed and ran a dairy while raising their 3 children.
In 1981 Gail went to work for Abel's Nursing Home as a nurses' aide for several years and then in Home Health Care for 5 years.
Over the years Gail enjoyed many activities including playing softball, card games, bowling, golfing, dancing and playing Bingo. She also enjoyed trips with her daughter to the Casino to play slots. She was a good seamstress and also good at woodworking, carpentry and was an artist. She was self taught in most everything she did. She always hated school with a passion and said she could learn more by going out and working.
Gail had many health issues throughout her life but always had a strong will to continue doing things and never let it get her down. She was a great mother and teacher for her children. Always a guiding force and an inspiration.
Survivors include her husband Floyd of Elba; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Andrew and Connie Wilson of Franklin, NE and Wayne Wilson of Elba; one daughter, Sandra Bryer of St Paul; seven grandchildren, Sheri, Brian and Michael Wilson, Debbie Heusinkvelt, Becky Cunningham, Jamey and Amanda Sok; ten great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Mick) and Rose Jeffres of Burwell.
Preceding Gail in death were her parents; a brother, DeLysle (Jeff) Jeffres; three sisters, Darlene Everett-Brinkley, Corrine (Cork) Johnson-Kesterson, and Caroljean (Janet) Williams-Samway; and a son-in-law, Ronald Bryer.