Dean Earl Wilson, age 84, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born April 4, 1929 in Gove County, the son of Earl & Consuella (Fullmer) Wilson. Dean married Gaye McNeil on March 1, 1952 at Walters, Oklahoma. She died on June 8, 2013.
Dean was a lifetime resident on his farm in Gove County. He attended grade school in Gove and graduated from Dighton High School. He served in the United States Air Force. After his discharge he returned to the farm and was a lifetime farmer-stockman. He enjoyed horses, his family events and going on trail rides. Dean was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gove, longtime member and Past President of Healy School Board, served on a state committee on education, and was a past member of Healy Co-op Board.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Beverly Roemer, Mary Ann Ming; 1 son, Carl Wilson; 1 brother, Rex Wilson; 1 sister, Amy Willis; 2 step-brothers, Forrest York, Dwight York; 1 step-sister, Maxine Wilson; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 son- Earl Dean Wilson, 1 brother- Keith Wilson & 2 sisters- Delila Speer & Janie Johnston.
Visitation: Noon to 8:00 PM Monday, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Tuesday , at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton.
Funeral Service: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at First Christian Church in Dighton with Rev Howard Bever officiating.
Interment: Gove Cemetery in Gove with graveside rites conducted by Kansas Army Reserves Natural Guard & American Legion Post #190.
Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church or United Methodist Church of Healy in care of Boomhower Funeral.