Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2017
Mary Shivers Wilson (Age 94)
Passed away October 17, 2017, at the Morris County
Hospital. She was born November 13, 1922, to Thomas
J. and Reva W. Shivers in Washington, DC. She married
Robert R. Wilson, Jr., on December 18, 1965 in DC. They
have been married 52 wonderful years.
Mary grew up on Capitol Hill in Washington, attended
Stewart Junior High School and graduated from Eastern
High School (1941), where she enjoyed participating in
school activities. She helped organize many of the class of
1941 reunions, and was a member of the Eastern High School 50+ Club, where she
was the class representative for the Class of '41.
Immediately after high school, she was employed by an insurance company, and later
by National Association of Security Dealers until her retirement in 1994.
She was an active member and officer of the Takoma Chapter No. 12 Order of The
Eastern Star, District of Columbia. She grew up in, and was a lifetime member, of the
Mt Vernon Place United Methodist Church in DC, where she attended and participated
Mary enjoyed cooking and had a hobby of collecting cookbooks, particularly those from
churches and other organizations.
Mary and Bob made many annual trips to Council Grove visiting family over the years. In
2014, they made their home in Council Grove.
She is survived by her loving husband of the home, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Monday, October 23, 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the funeral on Tuesday,
October 24, 2017 at 11 a.m., both being held at the Zeiner Funeral Home in Council
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt Vernon Place United Methodist Church,
and may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS
Condolences may be left at: www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com