Florence Irene (Edgington) Scheuerman, 94, of Winfield, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Cumbernauld Village.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Moline Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Winfield Trinity Lutheran School and the Moline High School Alumni Association, donations may be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.
Florence Irene was born April 9, 1927 to Roy and Winifred (Eckert) Edgington, on the family farm north and west of Moline, KS. She attended the first eight grades in Star School and attended Moline High School. After graduating in 1945, she went to Emporia Teacher’s College for the summer session then taught at Belknap the 1945-46 term. She took a state exam and taught 2 more years in the Grenola second grade. She then worked briefly for Aetna Insurance Co. in Wichita.
Irene returned home and was married on Valentine ’s Day, 1949 to John G. “Jack” Wilson at the home of the bride’s parents in Moline. Following a brief honeymoon they settled in Moline where Jack was the postmaster. To this union were born 3 sons, John G. Jr., James Michael “Mike”, and Eric Lynn “Rick”. They were married for almost 31 years when Jack suddenly died of a heart attack.
In 1967 Irene returned to part-time work at the Moline Advance, the local newspaper. She later became the managing editor of the Elk County Reporter in Moline and held that position for 10 years. She then worked for the Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services as a homemaker supervisor for Elk, Chautauqua and part of Cowley Counties for 5 years.
Irene leaves to mourn her passing her husband Virgil, her children: John and Theresa Wilson of Sedan, Mike and Diana Wilson of Moline, 7 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, sister in law Marlene Edgington of Wichita, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her first husband John “Jack” Wilson Sr., her parents, son “Rick”, sister Phyllis, brother Jim and brother in law Glenn Pollard.
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