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Marlene Wilson, 73, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Decatur, passed away January 13, 2012, at the Hospice House of Citrus County, Fla., with her loving husband Jim by her side.
She was born on May 20,1938, in Adams County.
She retired from Azar's Inc. after serving 28 years in the food and beverage service business at the Back Forty Restaurant.
She was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and took several courses at Vincennes University.
Mrs. Wilson enjoyed polka, ballroom, and line dancing. She was active in local activities and served as the chair of several committees. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Brooksville, Fla.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, James L. Wilson; son James R. (Denise A.) Wilson, Springfield, Va.; daughter Connie S. (John C.) Harrison, of Niccville, Fla.; sister Deloris Cheatwood, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three brothers, Otto, Leo, and Norvin Thieme, all of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her son, Thomas A. Wilson; father Amos Thieme; mother Emma Thieme; sister Esther Nuerge; and two brothers, Arnold and Alfred Thieme.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Brooksville, Florida. with Pastor Paul Mesckc officiating.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Avenue, Brooksville, FL. 34601, or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper Funeral Home and Crematory.