Frances Wilson, 91, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, WV, after a long illness.
Frances was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on Sept. 9, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Luigi and Santa (Tarantina) Riccelli.
She was a graduate of Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for many years before retiring to care for her family.
She always welcomed family and friends into her home and was generous with her time and service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, Catholic Daughters and St. Mary’s Funeral Committee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers: Tom, Joe, Frank, Louis, Jim and George; two sisters, Mary Stover and Della Gdula.
In addition to her husband of 59 years, James B. Wilson, Sr., she is survived by daughter, Beth (Scott) Schwab of Richmond, VA; son, James B. (Marie) Wilson, Jr. of Fairfield, OH; daughter, Jill (Dale) Hampshire of Hilliard, OH; grandsons, Zachary Schwab and Aaron and Luke Hampshire; granddaughters, Camryn Schwab and Lindsay and Sydney Wilson; granddog, Buckeye; special niece, A.J. (Mark) Davison of Martins Ferry, OH; brother, Dominic Riccelli of Warren, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, where friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Martins Ferry, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, with the Rev. Tom Marut as celebrant.
Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV, 26003.
Condolences may be made at kellerfuneralhome.com.