Paula Maxine Wilson, 90, of Dysart died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart. A visitation was held on Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart. A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 14 at Dysart United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial was at Dysart Cemetery.
Paula Maxine Wilson was born on November 15, 1920 in Dysart, the daughter of Samuel and Anna Mae Beatty. She grew up in Dysart and graduated from Dysart High School. She also attended St. Luke's Hospital Nurse's School in Cedar Rapids. Maxine was united in marriage to Gehl Edward Wilson on December 26, 1941 at the Church of the Open Door in Philadelphia. During World War II, Maxine moved where her husband was stationed, living in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Miami. The couple then made their home on a farm southwest of Dysart until their retirement when they moved in town. Gehl died on September 8, 1993. Maxine was a member of the Dysart United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star in Traer. She was also on the board for the Dysart Library and involved with many bridge clubs and circles.
Maxine died at the age of 90 on April 10, 2011 at the Sunnycrest Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-mother, Hazel Beatty; a brother, Samuel T. Beatty; and a son, James R. Wilson. She is survived by four children, Barbara (Paul) Glombowski of Mt. Prospect, Ill., John "Tom" (Cindy) Wilson of Dysart, Larry (Chris) Wilson of Altoona and Richard (Sharon) Wilson of Ames; two half-sisters, Mildred Wood of Cedar Falls and Donna (Pres) Cole of Cedar Rapids; a sister-in-law, Marion Beatty; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Maxine will be dearly missed by all who knew her.