Barbara was born in Elizabethtown, Indiana March 22, 1937, the daughter of William Harold and Freeda G. Wilber Adams. She married Allan K. Wilson June 7, 1958.
She was a 1955 graduate of Columbus High School and a 1956 graduate of Approved Beauty School in Indianapolis. She was a Hair Stylist for 57 years in Kentucky and Indiana, retiring from the Cameo Room in Columbus in 2015.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus and was a former member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed crafts; making just about anything.
Barbara was an exemplary Pastor’s Spouse; soloing and singing in church choirs, teaching Sunday School, cleaning and cooking at church suppers, all while keeping in line her husband, children and a few parishioners and did it all with a smile and a little humor.
She is survived by her husband, Allan K. of Columbus; daughters, Becky (Dave Whittington) Perry of Columbus and Jennifer A. (Reggie Booker) Nichols of Columbus; sons, Robert A. (Leslie) Wilson of Anderson, IN and Timothy K. Wilson of Columbus; sister, Joyce D. Adams of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her, parents; brother, Robert H. Adams; 1 granddaughter; 2 grandsons; 6 nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Sarah Campbell officiating. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to First United Methodist Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Myers~Reed Chapel is assisting the Wilson family with arrangements.
Allan K. WilsonHusband
Becky J. (Dave Whittington) PerryDaughter
Robert A. (Leslie) WilsonSon
Timothy K., WilsonSon
Jennifer A. (Reggie Booker) NicholsDaughter
Joyce D. AdamsSister
Also survived by 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
First United Methodist Church618 8th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana2626 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201