Letha Arthenia Wilson, 91, formerly of Arkansas City, died on Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.


Letha Arthenia Wilson, 91, formerly of Arkansas City, died on Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.
Letha was born on May 27, 1920, to Lincoln Signal Baker and Hazel Dovie (Harrison) Baker in Arkansas City. She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1938 and attended Arkansas City Junior College for bookkeeping.
On April 23, 1942, she married Cecil Wilson in Arkansas City, where the couple made their home. Letha worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and Farmers Insurance. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Dorcus Circle. Letha’s hobbies included oil painting, reading, flower gardening, cooking and traveling.
She is survived by her son, Jack Wilson and wife, Anne of Valley Center; daughter, Linda Brown of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Lori Overton and husband, Cliff of Kaw City, Okla., Angela Tonn of Halstead, Chris Ziegler and wife, Stacie of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Ben Wilson and wife, Chelsea of Valley Center, and Ross Wilson and wife, Stephanie of Boulder, Colo.; and nine great-grandchildren.
Letha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil; daughter, Kathy Sapp; grandson, Bryon Ziegler; and sister, Emma Jean Wright.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Interment will follow in the Parker Cemetery.
Memorials have been established with the Good Samaritan Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Arkansas City. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.