Carol Marie Wilson, age 88, of Topeka, KS, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka.
She was born the daughter of Russell Orr McKinley and Ruth Lucille Wright (Gray) McKinley on December 24, 1932, in Red Oak, IA.
On November 21, 1948, Carol married Grover C. Wilson in Liberty, Missouri. Together, they shared 64 years of marriage before Grover’s passing on April 5, 2013.
Carol loved to crochet and spend time with family especially, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her four children, son, Larry Dean Wilson (Patricia), Linda Sue Brooks (George Rudy), James Alan Wilson (Kitima), David Earl Wilson (Chuck Bates); 9 grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Travis Jon Brooks and three brothers, Robert “Bob”, Richard, and Russell Lee McKinley.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 2-3:00 P.M., with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 P.M., at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.
Carol was laid to rest next to her husband, Grover, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, KS.
Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.