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Mary Catherine Wilson

July 26, 1927 — April 15, 2014

Mary Catherine Wilson, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at Oakley Place in Greenville.

She was born July 26, 1927, in Greenville, daughter of the late Harold Lehman and Edna Marie (McCabe) Wilson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel Marie (Wilson) and Fred Stephan; a niece, Connie Fetzer; and a nephew, Ronald Stephan.

Mary Catherine had owned and operated the former Brateman's Women Wear in Greenville from 1977 to 1990. A 1945 graduate of Greenville High School, she was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, and the Business Professional Woman Association in which she had served as president, Darke County Republican Party in which she was named Republican of the Year in 2002. She was also a member of the Ft. Greenville D.A.R., the Darke County McGuffie Club, Rebekah Lodge #266, the Darke County Chamber of Commerce having served on the Board of Directors, and she loved to play the organ.

Mary Catherine was the first write-in candidate to win election to the Greenville City Council in 1983. She had authored a book called "Broadway Memories". In retirement, she loved to travel and take bus trips.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Carol A. (Mike) Denton of Lynn, IN, James Fetzer of Clarkston, MI, Jackie Stephan of Lynn, IN; and great nieces and nephews, Lanett, Jerimy, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Aaron; great great nieces, Morgan and Kaibre; a very good friend, Norma Knick; and several cousins and close friends.

Services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. till the time of service. The family request that memorial contribution be given to either the St. Paul's Lutheran Church or State of the Heart Hospice.

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