Mary Lou was the daughter of William and Vera (Stratman) Eggeson, both of Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1948. She was married to Dale Kemp Wilson (also of Quincy) and was a devoted and loving wife for 54 years, until his death in 2004. Together they had eight children who adored her: Deborah K. Badamo (Gary) of Windermere, Florida; Michael Lee Wilson (Colleen) of Downs, Illinois; Mark Stephen Wilson (Beth) of Raytown, Missouri; David Kemp Wilson (deceased); Karen Denise Wieckert Purdy (Terry) of Austin, Texas; Jeffrey Dale Wilson of Bloomington, Illinois; Lori Lynn Wilson (deceased) and Timothy Shawn Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri. She was also an incredibly loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many, all of whom will greatly miss her beautiful smile and unconditional love. Mary Lou was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for many years, but during her most recent time in Quincy, was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She retired from Sears after 25 years of service.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia (Eggeson) Yates, daughter Lori and husband Dale. Funeral mass in Windermere, Florida will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on November 7, 2015, at 11:00 am, and in Quincy, Illinois, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 10:00 am.