Anita Sue Wilson

January 11, 1946October 21, 2018
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Anita Sue Wilson, 72, of Elizabethtown died Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Ft. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Anita was born in Washington County Indiana January 11, 1946, the daughter of Wayne and Beatrice Fleenor McCleery. She married Richard L. Wilson March 1, 1963 in Little York, Indiana and he survives. She was a Nanny and also worked in the office of Burris Electric and Plumbing Supply in Austin, IN. She was a member of Wilson Chapel Christian Union. She taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She also taught Bible School and Pioneer Club and was a youth leader for several years. She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Wilson of Elizabethtown; daughter, Pamela Sue (Harry) Bowman of North Vernon; son, Richard Allen (Connie Sue) Wilson of Scipio; brothers, Ronnie (Betty) McCleery of Seymour and Donnie (Jane) McCleery of Jeffersonville; sisters, Betty Burris of Austin, IN and Karen (Rick) Robinette of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Kayla Joy, Krystal Sue, and Kyle Allen Wilson, Storm Bowman. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby and Bill McCleery; sister, Sherry Allman. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Chapel 9435 N Hwy 7 Elizabethtown with Pastor Doug Sharp officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street and from 1:30 to service time Saturday at the Church. Burial will follow in Bear Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Memorials may be sent to the Wilson Chapel Building Fund or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


  • Richard L. Wilson, Husband
  • Pamela Sue (Harry) Bowman, Daughter
  • Richard Allen (Connie Sue) Wilson, Son
  • Ronnie (Betty) McCleery, Brother
  • Donnir (Jane) McCleery, Brother
  • Betty Burris, Sister
  • Karen (Rick) Robinette, Sister
  • Kayla Joy Wilson, Grandchild
  • Krystal Sue Wilson, Grandchild
  • Kyle Allen Wilson, Grandchild
  • Storm Bowman, Grandchild

  • Wilson Chapel
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, October 27, 2018

Anita Sue Wilson

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David Wilson

October 31, 2018

Dear Richard and family,

You have been much in our thoughts and prayer since we heard of Anita's death. May God surround each of you with grace and may you each be held in God's uplifting hand.

Dave & Jane

Doug Miller

October 26, 2018

So many memories from such an early age. You all were a foundational part of life as I knew it growing up. So many nights I remember waking up to the uproarious laughter of my parents and their friends having so much fun playing cards and hanging out - such joy. It made me seek out and treasure my own friendships. Peace to you all and much love and all great memories of Anita.

Larry and Sandy Miller

October 26, 2018

We will truly miss Anita but know she is resting in peace now. We were friends for many years and spent many long nights playing cards and visiting. She was a witness through all of her troubles and truly loved the Lord. Praying for all of the family.

Joan Allison

October 26, 2018

Anita, our Nana, will be missed. She took care of my babies like they were her own and I could not have gotten thru those 14 years without her. She is truly an angel and will never be forgotten by me or our family. It is comforting to know that she is no longer in pain and can rest peacefully. We love you Nana!

Susan Meiser

October 25, 2018

One of my favorite ladies! I admired her enthusiasm for life, her competitive spirit, and her ever present love for family and friends.

Betty Schumacher

October 25, 2018

This beautiful lady was a wonderful friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Always a smile and much love in her heart. My prayers to Richard and all the family . Her family the Mcclerrys were such good people and always going to the little store for this and that. My sons and nephews and nieces loved going to the store to get candy, pop and such. Our love to all . Betty, Danny, Gary, Karla and family, Dave and family , and Ken

Betty J Jackson

October 25, 2018

I will always remember Anita and Richard at the youth group meetings. My sympathy to all. May the Lord bless and keep you always.

Alicia O'Dell (Wilson)

October 24, 2018

Sending love to Uncle Richard, my cousins, Pam, Rick and their families. I loved Aunt Anita so much and she is missed dearly. I pray for peace and comfort for all of the family. Because of her faith and being a wonderful Christian, we can rest assured she is in Heaven now with Jesus. So many wonderful memories growing up, from attending Rick's ballgames (they took me to Georgetown several times to watch him play college ball also), camping trips, family get togethers, holidays, weddings, and getting to attend church with them for most of my life, I am blessed to have been able to spend so much time with them! Love to all!

Lorie Reecer Birge

October 24, 2018

Anita I knew her as Pick was one of my favorite Bible school teachers every summer growing as a child. I grew up next to her parents store....McCleery's grocery and I will never forget her kind heart and heatwarming Smile. RIP with the Angels!

Tashauna Bridgewater (George)

October 24, 2018

Anita was one of the two women who first introduced me, and guided me to God. She, along with Pat Wilson, were my Sunday School teachers for many years. Anita was such a kind, beautiful, and loving woman. It breaks my heart to hear of her passing. I no longer live in Elizabethtown, or Indiana, but I am sending my prayers for Anita and all of her family and church family during this difficult time. It's because of Anita that I am the believer I am today.