Submitted by Hope Wilson, May 30, 2009

Obituary Copied from  3 December 1969 issue, Steuben Republican, page 2

Miss MARY ERMA WILSON, 80, of Los Angeles, California, died in the Senabel Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, November 19.
The body is being brought to the Klink Memorial Chapel, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, with Wm. A. Imler, assisted by Wm. Van Valkenburgh, officiating.  Interment will follow in Block Cemetery in Salem Township.  

Friends may call at the chapel from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Miss WIlson was born April 1, 1889 in Jackson Township, the eldest of six children of the late Fleming and Mertie Barr Wilson. Two brothers, Newell and Charles Carol have preceded her in death.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Alma Wilson Bell of Los Angeles; two brothers, Lloyd F. of Bloomington, Ill., and Loyal B. of South Bend; and eight nephews and nieces.

After graduating from Flint High School in 1907, she attended and graduated from Drexel Conservatory of Music in Chicago.  Miss Wilson was a teacher of piano in Steuben County and also taught music in the public schools of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan.  In 1933 she moved to Los Angeles.

Always interested in music, Miss Wilson was a member of several musical organizations, Breakfast Club, Women's Art Study Club, and others.  She also was a member of the Southern Calif.  Genealogical Society, National Health Federation, and served as an organist at the Christian Science Church in Los Angeles.   A very active member of Woman's Christian Temperance Union, she attended both international conventions in Mexico and Japan in April 1967.  Miss Wilson also traveled extensively in the United States and Canada.