Mary Ellen Wilson

Mary Ellen Wilson

Mary Ellen Wilson, 90, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on March 22, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Arlie R. and Gladys Dollman Knupp.

She and Johnny Wilson were married on Sept. 27, 1945, in Jackson, Mo.

She loved flower gardening and loved to go dancing.

She was a member of Wolf Lake Methodist Church.

Survivors include her one daughter, Lisa (Greg) Mosby of McClure; one son, John W. (Phyllis) Wilson of Wolf Lake; two brothers, Paul Knupp of Florissant, Mo., and Gerald (Ann) Knupp of Phenix City, Ala.; three grandchildren, Amanda (Scott) Gallante of Casselberry, Fla., Justin (Lyndsey) Mosby of Benton, Mo., and Tara (Greg) Kennard of Cape Girardeau; four great-grandchildren, Blake Mosby, Easton Mosby, Connor Kennard and Bennett Kennard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Margaret Stark; and two brothers, Robert Knupp and John Knupp.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau with the Revs. Barbara and Glenn Patterson officiating.

Burial was in the Jonesboro Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Memorials can be made to Saxony Village.

Online condolences can be made at

Ford & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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