Lifetime Plymouth resident, Leona Mae Wilcox, 78, died as a result of an illness at her residence, 242 Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth, under the care of her family and hospice at 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2000.
Born in Plymouth on August 10, 1922, Mae was the daughter of Ora and Sara Hill Masterson. She attended Plymouth schools.
On August 10, 1938, Mae and Chester Wilcox were married in Plymouth.
She worked for many years at Wagner’s Wire, retiring in 1965. In the late 1940’s, she was also a Rail Road crossing guard and had worked at one time at Easy Heat in Lakeville.
Mae loved gardening and growing flowers. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed working with crafts of all kinds. She liked to work cross-word puzzles.
Survived by Chester, her husband of sixty-two years, Mae also leaves two sons, Arthur Wilcox, Plymouth, Edward Wilcox, Argos, 7 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and ten brothers and sisters.
There will be no visitation. Family services will be held.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts to honor Mae’s memory may be given to the Marshall County Hospice.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements.
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