Doris E. (Roberts) Wilson

Born: Wed., Sep. 22, 1915
Died: Wed., Feb. 27, 2013


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Doris E. “Pop” Wilson, 97, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

Born in Sumner, Illinois on September 22, 1915, she was the daughter of George Leslie Roberts and Vernice Irene (Piper) Roberts. She was a graduate of Newton High School ~ Class of 1934. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Oblong, Illinois; KJU Circle at the church she also organized funeral dinners at the church for many years; Pop was very active in the church for many years. She supported all the school activities that Gary and Cindy were involved in; Pop enjoyed league bowling for many years; she was an avid mushroom hunter and enjoyed gardening; she enjoyed spending time and visiting with her many friends, family and especially her grandsons.

On February 1, 1936, Pop married Lester G. “Slim” Wilson, who preceded her in death on October 26, 1992. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Matthew Wilson;  three brothers, Jack, Charles “Chick” and Irvin Roberts as well as an infant brother Carl J. Roberts; two sisters-in-law, Fannie Roberts and Fern Roberts and one brother-in-law, Norman Cunningham.

Pop is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Judy Wilson, Bethalto, Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy & Jerry Baker, Oblong, Illinois; three grandsons, Ted Wilson, St. Louis, Missouri, Joe Wilson, Jerseyville, Illinois and Mike Wilson, Bethalto, Illinois; a sister, Betty Cunningham, Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister-in-law, Juanita Roberts Lindsay, Effingham, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Phil Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Food Pantry with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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Oblong Food Pantry
Oblong, Illinois

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   Posted Mon March 04, 2013
Gary and Cindy, sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brings back a lot of memories of Oblong.

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