Mary Ellen Wilson

May 30, 1926January 3, 2019

Mary Ellen Wilson, 92 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Arbor Grove Village. Mary was born on May 30, 1926 in Decatur County, the daughter of Ivan and Mary (Baugh) Martin. She married Russell Wilson on April 4, 1945 and he preceded her in death April 29, 1979. She worked for many years at the Westport Town Hall, filed taxes and also owned the Boondocks in North Vernon. She loved horses and talking with people. Survivors include her children – Russell (Linda) Wilson Jr. of Westport, Bonnie (Isaac) Callahan of Westport, Charlie (Leona) Wilson of North Vernon and Duane (Colleen) Gabbard of North Vernon; her sister – Jean Callahan; Nine grandchildren – Tammy Ross, Dawn Steinker, Larry Callahan, Melissa Scott, Laila Morley, May Shatto, Jeromy Gabbard, Craig Gabbard and Steele Case and several great and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Russell Wilson. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 11AM until the start of the funeral service at 1PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Ivan Martin, Father
  • Mary Martin, Mother
  • Russell Wilson, Husband
  • Bonnie (Isaac) Callahan, Daughter
  • Russell (Linda) Wilson Jr., Son
  • Charlie (Leona) Wilson, Son
  • Duane (Colleen) Gabbard, Son
  • Jean Callahan, Sister
  • Tammy Ross, Grandchild
  • Dawn Steinker, Grandchild
  • Larry Callahan, Grandchild
  • Melissa Scott, Grandchild
  • Laila Morley, Grandchild
  • May Shatto, Grandchild
  • Jeromy Gabbard, Grandchild
  • Craig Gabbard, Grandchild
  • Steele Case, Grandchild
  • Mary also leaves behind several great and great great grandchildren.

  • Steele Case
  • Jeromy Gabbard
  • Craig Gabbard
  • Josh Ross
  • Corey Ross
  • Larry Callahan


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mary Ellen Wilson

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Julie Diekhoff

January 7, 2019

Sympathy, and may you have beautiful memories of your Mother/Grandmother .I have many good memories and laughs that were created and shared at Boondocks saddle club. Mary Ellen always had a smile to share and her love for horses! Julie (Hockersmith)Diekhoff