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Rachel Romayne Wilson

Rachel Romayne Wilson, 92, of Keyser, WV, died Friday, September 28, 2007 at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born on January 7, 1915 at Tyrone, PA, she was a daughter of the late Merrill and Elsie (Funk) Williams. She also was preceded in death by her husband J. Robert Wilson on January 30, 2005; two brothers, LeRoy and Orvis Williams and three sisters, Jeanette Bartholomew, Elizabeth Gill and Louise Jeffries.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and for many years, was associated with her late husband with Cut Rate Shoe Store, which became Super Shoes in Keyser. She was a 1931 graduate of Tyrone High School and was a 67 year member of the First United Methodist Church in Keyser where she formerly served on the administrative board and as superintendent of the Sunday school, was a member of the Mary Sanders Bible Class and was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women. In 1998, she was named the Mother of the Year for the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Boyce-Houser Post No. 41, American Legion, Keyser, Alkire Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star, Keyser and the Ladies Oriental Shrine. She recently was named a member of the Fort Ashby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Mrs. Wilson was very proud of being a granddaughter of a Union Civil War veteran.
Surviving are two sons, Colonel Jack R. Wilson, II, USA Ret. and his wife, the former Dolores A. Miers of Columbia, MD and Attorney Scott E. Wilson and his wife, the former Patricia A. Sherman of Bridgeport, WV; one daughter, Sharon L. Summers and husband Richard of Columbia, MD; two sisters, Gloria Harris of Tyrone, PA and Jane Owens of Tampa, FL; eight grandchildren, Jack R. Wilson, III, Daniel A. Wilson, Karen A. Wayland, Mark E. Wilson, Lake E. Summers, Drew K. Summers, Wendy R. Plache and Ashley R. Wilson and 18 great-grandchildren, Meghann Wilson Medici, Jack R. Wilson, IV, Jessica A. Wayland, Amanda F. Wilson, Matthew W. Wayland, Emily E. Wayland, David C. Wilson, Alexandra E. Wilson, Morgan C. Wilson, Samantha A. Summers, Tanner M. Wilson, Dylan M. Wilson, Drew K. Summers, Lake E. Summers, II, Lachlan S. Plache, Jason M. Summers, Axel R. Plache and Ginger R. Plache.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Tuesday, October 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Alkire Chapter No. 10, O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, Davis Street, Keyser, on Wednesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vickie Minnich officiating and Rev. Gordon T. Humphreys assisting. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 32 N. Davis Street, Keyser, WV 26726.
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