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Vesta Maurine Wilson

Joe Denoyer - April 16, 2018 8:29 am

Vesta Maurine Wilson was born October 25, 1928, at Dodge City, Kansas, to Dessie Marie (Hogan) Wilson and Fred Vincent Wilson.  She passed away at age 89 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Wichita, Kansas.


Vesta early years were spent in Alva, Oklahoma, where her family lived when her father worked for the Caterpillar Tractor Company.  Later, she spent time on her parents’ farm near old historic town site of Woodsdale, Kansas.  Vesta graduated from Alva High School in Alva, Oklahoma, and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, receiving her Bachelor of Science in business.


When teaching business education at Spivey High School, Spivey, Kansas, Vesta became involved in teaching music.  It was then she attended Lindsborg College, Lindsborg, Kansas, and finished the requirements for music teaching certification, Vesta later taught music at Hugoton Grade School, Hugoton, Kansas, Dodge City Junior High School, Dodge City, Kansas; and Copeland High School, Copeland, Kansas.

Vesta was active on the farm and regular did farm work.  After Vesta’s father died, she and her sister, Murial, along with their mother, Dessie, continued the family farm operation.

Vesta joined the Trinity Baptist Church, was baptized upon confession of faith, and was extremely loyal to the way of the gospel.


She is survived by her sister, Garnet MacKay, Andover, KS., nephews, Mark MacKay of Georgia and Brent MacKay and wife, Sherry Lynne Dodson, and their daughters, Caitlin and Madison of Moore, Oklahoma, and other relatives and friends.


She preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Dessie Wilson, a two sisters, Leola Marilyn Wilson, Murial Wilson; and brother-in-law, Charles MacKay.


A memorial has been established for Shriners Hospital for Children.  Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home- PO Box 236-Hugoton, KS 67951.


Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Hugoton Cemetery, Hugoton, KS at 2 PM with Pastor Larry Bradford.


Friends may call Tuesday 10AM to 8PM at the funeral home.


Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton is in charge of arrangements.