Shirley Pearl (Osbourn) Wilson, 87, of Glenville, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017, at Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, Jane Lew.
She was born in Burnt House, WV, on Jan. 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Shirley Randolph Osbourn and Virginia Rexroad Osbourn.
She was preceded in death by her husband (married Oct. 10, 1952) of 64 years, Arnett Wilson on Nov. 15, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Delbert Osbourn, sister Thelma Osbourn, and grandson, Cody Conrad.
She is survived by her daughters, Kyann Kirby and husband Kenneth (Kenny) of Louisville, KY, Pamela (Pam) Bonnett (widow of Jack Bonnett) of Cox’s Mills, Arnetta Conrad and husband Bob of Weston and Heather Bonnett and husband Daniel (Danny); her son Don Wilson, and wife Elizabeth (Liz) of Quiet Dell; special nephew, Benny Osbourn and wife Peggy of Tanner; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Harrisville High School and graduated from Glenville State College in 1952 with a major in home economics and a minor in art. She was a teacher of home economics and art at Harrisville High School for 5 years (1951-1956) before utilizing her skills and education as a mother and homemaker until 1974. She also volunteered as the Girl Scout leader for the Glenville Girl Scouts. She then worked as a cook at the Gilmer County Recreation Center, cook and waitress at the Conrad Restaurant and retired as an office clerk from Glenville Utility in 1992.
She enjoyed Bible studies, playing piano, gardening, singing and dancing with her husband. She was a warm and friendly person and a friend to all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.
She has donated her body to West Virginia University in order for students in the medical field to better learn and understand the intricacies of the human body. Instead of the memorial service, her wishes are for everyone who has known and remembers her to have a personal celebration of life and reflect upon the good times, both with her and her loved ones. She would like to have a graveside service, when her remains are returned to her family, so both her and her husband can be incarnated together.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD, 20814 or at cff.org.