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Jessie Vera Wilson

Posted November 29, 2012 in Obituaries

July 21, 1908 – November 28, 2012

Jessie Wilson

Jessie Craig Wilson, 104, of Webster City, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Crestview Senior Living. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center, with Pastor Matt Sprague officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation for Jessie will be held on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Vera Jessie Nail, daughter of A.G. (Bert) and Olive (Crist) Nail, was born July 21, 1908 in Webster City. She was brought up on a farm north of Webster City along with 8 brothers and sisters. She married Orville H. Craig on October 27, 1927. They had two daughters, Bonnie Madsen and Janice Lester. They farmed and lived in the Webster City area for 55 years, until Orville’s death in 1982.

In 1988, Jessie was married to Glen Wilson of Eagle Grove. They lived on Laura Lane in Webster City. Glen passed away in 1997. Jessie has been a resident of Crestview Senior Living since 1999 .

Jessie was a life-long member of the Webster City Church of Christ, where she served as President of the Women’s Fellowship and Circle Leader. She was also active for many years in the Purity Rebekah Lodge # 72, having been awarded their highest honor, the Degree of Chivalry. She was a long time member of the Wall Street Sorority club, Webster City Women’s Club and Senior Citizens of Webster City.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Madsen of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, Rojean Madsen, Craig Madsen, Martin Madsen, Kathy Lester, Randy Lester, Kim Love; seven great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews .

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Janice Lester in 1999; her siblings, Marian Nail, Charles Nail, John Nail, E.C. (Buster) Nail, Ray Nail, Ruth Nail Christian, Margaret Nail Opheim and Wayne Nail.

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Information provided by:
Foster Funeral Home
800 Wilson Ave.
Webster City, IA 50595

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