Callison-Lough Funeral Home

605 W Central, Bentonville, AR


Leola Grace Wilkerson

January 5, 1928July 27, 2020

Leola Grace Wilkerson, 92, passed on July 27, 2020 in Bentonville. She was born on January 5, 1928 in Miltonvale, Kansas to the late Everett and Ella (Anderson) Ewer. She moved with her family to Colorado Springs where she met and married her husband of 63 years, the late Guy J. Wilkerson. She retired from The Bank of Bentonville after many years of service She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Bentonville. She belonged to the United Methodist Women and enjoyed volunteering in her church and her community. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren. Leola liked to stay busy and had a smile for everyone she met. Leola was preceded in death by her husband, Guy and sister, Alice Widdifield. She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Wilkerson, of Charleston, Tennessee; Merlin Wilkerson and wife, Cindy of Dallas, TX and four grandchildren (Jake, Billy, Emily and Mason); and sister, Geneva Dimond of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A private service will be held at Benton County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 201 NW 2nd St., Bentonville, AR 72712, https://fumcbentonville.org/.


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Makenzie Hill

July 28, 2020

I will always remember Leola’s beautiful smile. She was such a warm and sweet person. I always looked forward to seeing her and she was so pleasant to be around. The world needs more of her kindness. I see so many of these qualities in my Uncle Merlin and cousins. Sending all our love and prayers! God bless her beautiful soul. 💕

Doylene Fuqua

July 28, 2020

Kenneth and Merlin, your Mom was such a sweet, kind soul. I always enjoyed being in her company. My fondest memories center around sitting next to her in our churches choir alto section. She had such a nice voice, always helping me because I did not read music. My prayers.


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