Luana Lee Wilson
July 17, 1948 – November 16, 2019
Luana Lee Wilson, born July 17, 1948, left this earth November 16, 2019 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.
She went out fighting like the true warrior that she was and will be sorely missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Charles E. Wilson and R.C. Irene Wilson and a brother Timothy Wilson. She is survived by her lifelong friend, Judy Ervin, brother Thomas C. Wilson, and sister Kathryn K. Lathey (husband Robert). She loved her family more than anything and was always there to support and care for everyone. She leaves behind special nieces and nephews Kelly A. (Lathey) Griffin (husband Dustin), Jonathan M. Lathey and Traci (Wilson) Carr (husband Chris) and great nieces and nephew Kelstin Griffin, Molly Griffin, Ivy Crank, Caty Carr and Benjamin Lathey.
Luana's passions were golfing and fishing, both of which she excelled at. She had a huge heart for animals, especially cats. She always worried about the ducks on her condo property in the winter and would haul bags of feed to them to make sure they were cared for.
Luana was a long-time employee at General Electric and then retired from Tomson Steel in Middletown, in 2016.
She was strong and fierce and brave despite her battle- the true definition of a warrior.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 2565 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011 from 10am to Noon with a Celebration of Life service at Noon, Ken Ervin officiating, and burial immediately following at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the following organizations in Luana’s name:
Joseph’s Legacy, PO Box 3, Middletown, OH 45042, Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011 or PAWS Adoption Center, 6302 Crossings Blvd, Monroe, OH 45050.
The family would like to thank all of Luana’s caregivers at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties for the excellent care they provided. They are truly angels on this earth.
- She is survived by her lifelong friend, Judy Ervin, brother Thomas C. Wilson, and sister Kathryn K. Lathey (husband Robert). She loved her family more than anything and was always there to support and care for everyone. She leaves behind special nieces and nephews Kelly A. (Lathey) Griffin (husband Dustin), Jonathan M. Lathey and Traci (Wilson) Carr (husband Chris) and great nieces and nephew Kelstin Griffin, Molly Griffin, Ivy Crank, Caty Carr and Benjamin Lathey.
- Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Luana Lee Wilson
November 22, 2019
Although Luana was not my Aunt by blood, I loved her as she were. As long as I can remember she has been a part of my life. I am so blessed to have so many great memories with her. Memories of fishing, golfing, going to Vegas, celebrating birthdays together or just watching tv and eating ice cream together. The best times of life included Luana.
I wish I would have been able come back home when she was not doing well and for her funeral to tell her one more time what she meant to me.
I love Luana and I will miss her. When I go home to visit the next time, it will be different for sure without our sweet Luana.
I hope the wonderful memories of her will bring a smile to you during this journey of grief.
Kella Phillips Brown
November 19, 2019
Dear Family, I knew Luana in high school. Although we lost touch after graduation, as I did with most people from that time of life, I want you to know and be comforted by my memories of her. Her wicked sense of humor and mischief found an easy target in me. She could crack me up with a look or a grimace and did so frequently. Oh how that girl could make me laugh. She was one heck of a drummer in those days and kept the Sponsor line on time, stepping lively and strutting high. Thank you, family, for my early memories of her. My sincerest condolences at her lost; I'm sure she was a light in your lives.
November 19, 2019
I have known Luana for the longest time and cherish the relationship build over those many years of knowing her. To me she was a quite, reserved, yet strong willed and independent, intelligent sweet woman who loved life. She treated me with the utmost kindness and I loved her as if she was my own sister. I would do anything for her. Still, invariably, when I would ask how she was doing or was there anything I could do her quite reserved yet strong will and independence would come out and her reply was always always “I am fine, I’m okay” even when she knew she was quite sick and facing this devastating disease of cancer. In my 80 yeas of life she was one of the nicest people I have ever known a person who I grew to love and hold in highest esteem. Her memory will ever be long with me.
Barbara Lathey Hackett
November 18, 2019
What fun we had. Great times to remember. So glad I got to see her in July to catch up and give each other hugs. Luana fought a hard fight but now her long horrific fight is over. God has another good one in heaven. Love, hugs and support to Judy, Kathy & Bob, Tim and all family members. 💞😢🙏🏻