Francine M. Wilson, nee Moine, 88, resident of Cedarhurst of Shiloh, born Nov. 20, 1926, in Saint Quentin, France, passed away Saturday morning, May 30.
Francine met her husband Roy during World War II while he was serving in the Army Air Corp as a B-26 pilot.
They married and returned to his hometown of New Orleans where they raised their daughters and lived until Hurricane Katrina forced them to seek a new home elsewhere. They came to O’Fallon to be near their daughter. Francine was a kind and cheerful friend, a sweet, loving and considerate mom. She had belonged to a garden club while in New Orleans and appreciated beautiful flowers.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 57 years, Roy O. Wilson; her sister, Huguette (Jacques) nee Moine, Fontaine; and Jacqueline (Radu) nee Moine, Padeano.
Surviving are her daughters, Diane (Mike Lafferty) Kimble of O’Fallon and Karen Wilson-Cauffman of Bryn Mawr, Penn.; grandchildren Wendy Kimble of O’Fallon, Heather (Jeff) Kimble-Saunders of O’Fallon and Nicholas Cauffman of Bryn Mawr, Penn.; and one great grandson Branson.
Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Cedarhurst of Shiloh Activity Fund. Please sign the guestbook at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, 102 W. Washington St., O’Fallon.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the funeral home, with Rev. James Deiters officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Shiloh.
Wolfersberger Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.