Barbara Phyllis Wilson

Hale, Michigan
April 27, 1929 - April 9, 2021

Service Location

Esmond Evergreen Cemetery


A graveside ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan

Obituary Notice

Barbara Wilson, 91, of Hale, passed away at home on April 9, 2021, with her daughter Diane and granddaughter Katy by her side.
She was born to the late Vern and Ruth Bean on April 27, 1929, in Whittemore, Michigan. Barbara graduated from Hale Area High School in 1947.
She married Wayne Wilson in 1948, and they returned to their roots in Hale in1958. Barbara is survived by four children: Steve (Carole) Wilson, of Hale; Bruce (Mary) Wilson, of Washington, Utah; Diane (Kirk) Rasch, of East Tawas; and Kurt (Lisa) Wilson, of Wilmington North Carolina. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren; sister, Olive Streeter; sister-in-law, Audrey Kocher. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Wayne in 1995 and her brother, Vern Beane.
Barbara was a devoted wife and provided loving care and support to Wayne during many years of challenging health issues he endured. During the most challenging time she arranged to keep the family business viable until Wayne could return to work. She also worked as a teller at Farmer's and Merchant's State Bank of Hale and developed many lifetime friendships from her work at the bank.
Most importantly to her, Barbara was a loving mother to her four children and mentioned often in her final years how glad she was that it appeared that job had worked out ok. Her children are all in agreement that she did much better than ok – she was a great mother to them and they are most grateful to have had her as their mother. They will greatly miss her for now, but all are thankful that she is in a better place, healthy once again and look forward to a future reunion.
A graveside service and burial will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale. The family requests that friends make donations in support of their favorite charity in lieu of sending flowers. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


The family requests that friends make donations in support of their favorite charity in lieu of sending flowers.


Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Hale, Michigan


I remember Barb as a very nice lady. She was very loyal to our family also. She and Wayne and their children are highly thought of. She will be missed.
— Ginger Wilson kuberra
So sorry for your loss. Much sympathy.
— Carol &Rick Barnes
Diane, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You were a great daughter. You and your family are in my prayers.
— Janet Albosta
So very sorry Steve &Carole on your loss, you are in our prayers and thoughts, sincerely Bob and Karen Dailey
— Robert Dailey
Sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayer are with you and your family
— Tim&Lori Lewis
So very sorry for your loss Steve and Carole. Prayers for peace.
— Michael and Christine Reeds
We are sorry for your loss Kurt and Lisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.
— Mike and Jill Glenn
We were so sorry to learn that Barb passed. I always enjoyed catching up with her as I didn’t get to see her often. Our sincerest condolences to all of her children, grandchildren and their families. Our thoughts are with you Steve, Carole, Molly, Brad and Bryant.
— Annie and Doug LaPine
Kurt and Lisa our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. May God's peace and strength be with you.
— Brian and Ronda
Our Deepest Sympathy to your family! Our thoughts & prayers are with you!
— Bev & Steve Mason
Barb was such a sweet and wonderful woman. So many great memories of Hale Creek Lanes, and living under her roof my Senior Year at Hale High. My heart goes out to the entire Wilson family on your loss, but I also celebrate with you a life WELL lived!
— David Ploski
Sorry for your loss..My deepest condolences.
— Tom Bell
God bring comfort an strength to you all during the days following. Steve an Carole sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Steve & family - We R so sorry to hear of Mom’s passing. U R all in our thoughts & prayers & we hope U all find comfort knowing mom is in heaven celebrating eternal life. God bless mom & all of U.
— Robert & Sandy Tallian
Steve & family. Very sorry to hear of your loss. You're in our thoughts as you go through this time.
— Gary Williams & family
Diane; How fortunate you were to have your Mom until she was 91 plus years. She was a great gal. I always used to love to visit with her. My heart goes out to all of you family.
— Dorothy Lehman
Diane: We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
— Michele and Bradley Wilson
Don and I are so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always enjoyed visiting with her, living across us. She would lovingly speak about all of you. She was so very proud of all of you. I hope your sweet memories of your Mom will help ease some of the pain of your loss. She will be missed.
— Jill Dorcey

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