Eva E. Wilson, 87

Eva E. Wilson, 87, formerly of Wabash, died at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

She was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Paintsville, Ky., to Charles Brickley and Mary Mae (Boucher) Brickley Phelps.

Eva first married Hobert Young and he preceded her in death.  She then married Wendell J. Wilson in Wabash on Jan. 19, 1973; he died Feb. 5, 1990. 

She retired from General Tire in Wabash in 1973 after 11 years.  Eva was a member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed playing cards, dominos, fishing, checkers, and watching sports. 

She is survived by three children, Charles (Stella) Young of Paintsville, Ky., Linda Neal of Wabash, and Vickie Sanders of North Manchester; stepdaughter Joyce (Benjamin) DelVecchio of Avon; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul Young; one sister, Betty Ward; and two brothers, Paul and Jerry Brickley.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Kirk Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Church of the Nazarene.

The memorial guest book for Eva may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Feb 03