Beatrice “Bea” I. Wilson

Nov. 1 1926 - July 5, 2022


Beatrice “Bea” I. (Shoaf) Wilson, 96, Hillsboro, passed away in the Whitlock Place  on Tuesday, July 5, at 2:00 a.m.

Bea, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Veedersburg, Indiana on November 1, 1926.  She was the daughter of the late Burl and Velma (Florey) Shoaf.  Bea was raised in Veedersburg and graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1944. She later moved to Hillsboro in 1946.

Bea worked as a cashier for the Hillsboro State Bank for 25 years.

She attended the New Liberty Church south of Hillsboro and was a 50 year member of the Fern Chapter # 194 Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved to hang out at the Chatterbox Restaurant and enjoyed playing euchre with her friends.

Bea married Francis “Jake” M. Wilson on Feb. 24, 1946 in Veedersburg, IN.  Jake preceded Bea in death on Dec. 18, 2006.

Bea leaves behind her son Alan Jay “A.J.” (Renee) Wilson, Hillsboro; two grandchildren, Kristian (Emily) Wilson and Carly Frazier; two step grandchildren, Tabitha Gamroth and Sabrina Müller; three great-grandchildren, Krysta Hoover, Kylee Trahan and Kenzi Crowder.  Bea was preceded in death by her brother, Carlyle Shoaf and a sister, Nadine Holt.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro on Saturday, July 9th, from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Throckmorton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.