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Ina Mae Wilson

February 19, 1932 — October 2, 2022

Ina Mae Wilson

Ina Mae Wilson was born February 19, 1932, at Oakley, Kansas, to George and Florence (Hapes) Andersen. As a youngster she grew up on a farm near Benkelman, Nebraska, attending country school. Then, as a teenager, Ina Mae boarded and worked at the Benkelman Hospital while attending Benkelman High School graduating in 1949.

Ina Mae married Jack V. Wilson on September 15, 1949, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Benkelman, where the couple first settled. Ina Mae and Jack then resided in several different communities including Grant and Elwood, Nebraska, following Jack’s career with the State of Nebraska Department of Roads. In 1977,
the couple moved to Imperial, Nebraska, where Jack became the superintendent.
Ina Mae and Jack have made Imperial their home until present.

Ina Mae was employed in health care for many years, initially as a Licensed Practical Nurse and retiring from Chase County Hospital as an administrator.
She was active and lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. Ina Mae enjoyed gardening especially raising flowers and was an excellent cook. Later in life she found a new talent in painting which she loved. Ina Mae was a fun loving and a genuinely nice person who placed everyone above herself, unless you were playing cards or marbles, then it was everyone for themselves!!

Ina Mae passed away early Sunday morning, October 2, 2022, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. She was 90 years of age.

Ina Mae was preceded in death by her parents, grandson; Adam, and son-in-law; Laverne.

Survivors Include:
Husband: Jack of Imperial, NE
Son: Mike Wilson and wife, Barb, of Des Moines, IA
Daughter: Peggi Hatch of Elwood, NE
Son: Kevin Wilson and wife, Julie, of Alliance, NE
6 Grandchildren
19 Great-Grandchildren
Sisters: Edna Copp of Imperial, Nebraska
Karen Richard and husband, Ted, of Grand Island, NE

No visitation, Ina Mae’s wishes were for cremation.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning, October 18, 2022, 10:30 A.M. (MT) at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, NE, with Pastor Scott Adle officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, NE, 2:00 P.M. (MT).

In Lieu of Flowers, a memorial in Ina Mae’s memory, has been suggested to the donor’s choice.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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