Barbara J. Wilson
Barbara J. Wilson, 87, entered Heaven's gate on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Marion, to the late Raymond Lusher and Ruth (Wysong) McMillan. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1951 and worked as a sales consultant for McDonald's Furniture.
Barbara is survived by her children, Kelley (Jeff) Harris, Gayle (Wayne) Neal, Scott Purcell and Mark Purcell; sister and best friend, Donna (Martin) Koob; siblings, Betty Shaw, Karen Shorette, Debbie Marrinan, Tim Lusher and Shelli Kennedy; grandchildren, Casey Ulm, Matthew (Liesl) Ulm, Shawn Neal, Eric (Malorie) Neal, Ryan (Elisa) Neal and Hadley Purcell; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Sandy England.
Special thanks to the office of Dr. Brian Eddy for their compassionate care and CrownPointe Independent Living.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
You may post online condolences at
Published on March 21, 2020


Plant a tree in memory
of Barbara
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on June 18, 2020.

Showing 10 of 3 posts

Lou Ann Moreland-Cummins
Mar 22, 2020
Sending my heartfelt sympathy to all of Barbara's family. She was a beautiful woman, inside & out! Knowing her was a blessing. God bless her wonderful soul.
Linda Reed
Mar 21, 2020
Sweet Kind and Caring! You will be missed.
Kathie Swan
Mar 21, 2020
Kelley, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your mom was so very sweet. You took such good care of her. I'll be praying for peace knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior. Love you