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Wilma Tolson, 91, of McAlester, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at a local nursing home.
She was a great Christian woman, dedicated mother, wife and grandmother. Wilma was born to Will and Talitha Murphree Hunt in Shiloh, Arkansas. She grew up in Arkansas, becoming a Christian at an early age and married the loved of her life, Howard Tolson on Oct. 3, 1941. The union lasted for 72 years.
Wilma was loved by everyone that knew her. Wilma and her husband, Howard, were co-owners of Tolson Welding and Medical Supplies and helped many people.
She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church for 18 years and a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years. Wilma was a dedicated Christian and very active in her church up until her going to the nursing facility.
Survivors include her two sons, Gary Tolson, and wife, Mary, of Seminole, and Troyce Tolson and wife, Pat, of McAlester; one daughter, Pricilla McKinney and husband, Mack, of Enid; grandchildren include, Chanel Katic and husband, Sebastjan, Robyn Odell and husband, Zach, Jeff McKinney and wife, Tammy, Kevin Tolson, and Ryan Young and his wife, Karistin. Wilma had numerous great-grandchildren and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Tolson; two sisters, Ophila Moody and Idell Furr; a brother, Hubert Hunt, and a grandson, Dane Tolson.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney Briggs officiating.
In lieu of flowers and for those who feel inclined, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Falls Creek Cabin, 100 East Washington, McAlester, Okla., 74501.
A special thank you to all the dedicated workers at Walnut Grove Assistance Living Center, where many employees have grown to love Wilma and Howard.
Published on February 9, 2017
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