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Rita Wilson
In Memory of

Rita Carol Wilson

1942 - 2018

Obituary of Rita Wilson

Rita Carol Wilson, age 75, a resident of Philippi passed away Friday August 10, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Rita was born August 23, 1942 in Barbour Co. a daughter of the late Howard and Luella (Huffman) Miller.  Rita was united in marriage on July 31, 1960 to Gale R. Wilson who preceded her in death on May 26, 2003.  Surviving is

Daughter, Carol L. Harris and husband James of Junior


Son, Randal “Radar” Wilson of Philippi


Sisters, Wanda Lea Moore and husband Glenn of Valley Furnace

Pamela Dumire and husband Kenneth of Tallmadge, OH


Brother, Paul Miller and wife Betty of Valley Furnace


Grandsons, Brett Harris of Fairmont, Ramie Harris and wife Shkeyna of Junior


Great granddaughter, Emma Harris of Fairmont


Rita retired as a Teacher’s Aide from Barbour County Schools with 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Junior Lion’s Club, Haven of Hope Relay for life Team, and New Hope Valley United Methodist Church. She was very crafty and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, and embroidering.  Rita was an avid gardener and enjoyed mowing and tending to her yard.


Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday August 12, from 6-8 pm and on Monday August 13, from 8am- 1 pm the service hour.  Interment will follow in the New Hope Valley Cemetery.