Jeanne Wilson

Obituary of Jeanne E. Wilson

Jeanne E. Wilson Olean, NY Jeanne E. Wilson, of 300 W. Baldwin Ave., passed away Friday (October 30, 2020) in her home. Born July 26, 1933 in Humphrey, she was the daughter of Oscar and Ethel Horton Wilber. On October 2, 1954 at the Five Mile Baptist Church in Allegany, she married Ralph E. "Sonny" Wilson, Jr. who predeceased her April 12, 2001. Jeanne lived most of her life on the Five Mile Rd in Allegany and attended a one-room schoolhouse there, later graduating from Allegany High School in 1951. She worked at the high school upon graduation, then WT Grant Co. and Olean Trust Company. She then worked for Allegany Underwriters and later for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. She retired from the former AM&A's in Olean where she was a clerk for 17 years . She was a member of the Five Mile Baptist Church for over 70 years and was a lifetime member of the WNYEA Gas and Steam Engine Association. She was also a charter member of the local gas and steam engine association, AMEIA, in Port Allegany, PA. Jeanne loved camping, traveling and bowling. She also was a volunteer for the Olean General Hospital Auxiliary as well as a Hospice volunteer. She most enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren. She was the loving mother to 3 children, Keith (Sonja) Wilson of Olin, NC, Doreen (Carl) Trimm, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA and Gary (DeEtte) Wilson of Olean; the proud grandma and great grandma to 5 grandchildren, Kellie (Jason) Walsh, Beth Ann (George) Wallace, Geoffrey Wilson, Bryan (Kaitlin) Wilson and Matthew Wilson, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by 1 brother Loren (Janet) Wilber of Weston Mills; many nieces and nephews and 2 sisters-in-law Francis Rogalski of Stockton, CA and Carolyn Wilson of Atlanta, GA. In addition to her husband Sonny, she was predeceased by a great granddaughter Zoe Rose Wilson and 6 brothers and sisters Vesta Cooney, Freida Vreeland, Bruce Wilber, Orville Wilber, Duane Wilber and Evelyn Pistner. Friends will be received on Monday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd., Olean. Visitation will continue on Tuesday (November 3, 2020) at the Five Mile Baptist Church 3624 Five Mile Rd., Allegany from 10am until 11am. Funeral services will begin at 11am. Rev. Michael Sanders, pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Roy Kinney. Burial will be in Five Mile Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Five Mile Baptist Church 3624 Five Mile Rd, Allegany, NY 14706 or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 2, 2020
Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 W. State Rd.
Olean, New York, United States


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Five Mile Baptist Church
3624 Five Mile Rd.
Allegany, New York, United States
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