Esther M. Wilson, 87 of Granite City passed from this life on Monday, December 5, 2011 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Esther was born on May 18, 1924 in Mt. Olive, IL. She was a chief clerk in the purchasing department for Illinois Terminal Railroad in St. Louis from 1942 to 1978 and in the Alton office from 1978 to 1983. She was a devoted member and pianist at Second Baptist Church in Granite City. She is survived by and will be missed by her brother, Robert Doehler and the many members of her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, William & Olga (Scheller) Doehler and her husband, Thomas G. Wilson, whom she married on August 16, 1986. Friends may call on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of her life will be on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive City Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL. Memorials are suggested to Second Baptist Church, 2100 Illinois Ave. Granite City, IL 62040.
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