Stanley Ellis Wilson

April 22, 1936May 7, 2019

Stanley Ellis Wilson, 83, of Lima, died at 11:52 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1936 in Lima, the son of Richard Woodrow and Marian Eleanor (Mawhorr) Wilson who both preceded him in death. He was married to Palma J. Redmond and she preceded him in death. On Dec. 30, 1989, he married Carol Ann Bartz who survives.

Also surviving are his stepdaughters: Delinda Lee Williams of Romulus, Michigan, Jennifer Lynne Fox of Gomer and Katherine Louise (Dennis) Valenti of Cridersville and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are the following siblings: Tom Dean Wilson, Steven Ray Wilson Joyce Ann Woods and Sally Jean Walker all of Lima.

The following siblings preceded him in death: Richard Allen Wilson, Sheila Rose Hall, Terry Lee Wilson and David Loyal Wilson.

Mr. Wilson had been a plumber. He was also employed by Pinkerton, Ex-Cell-O, Teledyne and the County Market. He was a member of the Salvation Army, Lima, and for 45 years rang the bell for the Kettle Drive. He was also active in the League of Mercy. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Salvation Army Citadel, 614 E. Market St., Lima, with Majors Jeff and Debbie Stacy officiating. Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery, where V.F.W. Post 1275 will conduct military rites.

Visitation will be Friday, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 614 E. Market, Lima, OH 45801. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Leshea Pryor Porter

May 11, 2019

My earliest memories of Stan would be 1966 when my Father was killed. Left my mom with 5 kids age 9-1. That year not only did I get to ring the bell, but Stan took us all Christmas shopping. My Aunt Francis worked in Social office. I could share many more memories of Stan, but this one was the most important. He was a loving & caring soul. May he walk through those Pearly gates knowing how much of an impact he made on many.