Wilson nee Kent, Beverly Jean

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, March 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair, MO


Beverly Jean Wilson, known to most as Bev, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair, on March 16, 2016, having reached the age of eighty-two years, three months and eighteen days. Bev was born in Wahpeton, ND, on September 28, 1933, daughter of Irvin E. Kent and Alice Elizabeth Kent nee Elmore, known to all as Libby. On October 5, 1951, she was united in marriage to Harry Lee Wilson, known to all as Buzz, and one daughter came to bless his union.

Bev is survived by her daughter, Jody Wideman and husband, Tim, of St. Clair, MO; by two grandsons, Douglas K. Wideman and wife, Sherry, of Washington, MO and David R. Wideman and fiancée, Katie Blaskie, of St. Clair; by two great-grandchildren, Mason and Ava Wideman of Washington; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousin and many friends.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Libby Kent; by her husband, Buzz Wilson; by two brothers, Robert and Duane Kent and by one sister, Darlene Smith.

Bev was a Christian and long time member of the United Methodist Church of St. Clair, MO. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and was always there to lend a helping hand at church dinners and functions. During her working years, she was employed at Farmers and Merchants Bank in St. Clair. She began her career with the bank as a teller and later worked as a loan processer, retiring after about twenty-five years of service to the bank. After her retirement, she and Buzz enjoyed traveling and in quieter times she liked working cross word puzzles. Nothing made her happier than spending time with Jody, Tim and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as each of them was her pride and joy.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial services were held at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton, Jr. officiating. Private committal will take place at a later date at the United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair, MO.