June Wilson, 75 of Fairfield, IL, passed away early Thursday morning October 24, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born March 7, 1944 in Olney, IL, to McDowell and Justine (Meyer) Martin. June married Allen Wilson on August 31, 1963 at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield and they have made their home in Fairfield for over 56 years.
June was a devoted housewife, mother, and grandmother and very active in the community. Serving on numerous committees, boards, and fountains including FUMC committees, Fairfield Ladies Golf, FNB Foundation, Director of Friends of the Library, volunteered as a Pink Lady at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in the seventies and she was instrumental in organizing the FCHS Alumni reunions each year serving as their Secretary / Treasurer for many years. She was a faithful member of the Fairfield First United Methodist Church, attending since childhood. June graduated from Fairfield Community High School and attended college at SIU in Carbondale.
June will be deeply missed by husband, Allen, son, Doug (Dana) Wilson of Fairfield; daughter, Susan Fuhrhop of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Gene (Glenda) Martin of Georgetown, Texas and sister, Janie (Larry) McDowell of Fairfield; Grandchildren, Kaylyn, Lyndsay, and Madalyn Fuhrhop, Emily, Sara and Michael Wilson and step grandchildren, Olivia & Ian Baumgardner and nephew, Chris Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents and niece, Shannon McDowell.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 3:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. A visitation will be held from 1:30pm until the time of the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the church.
Nale’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com
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