Wilella, daughter of Francis Edward and Alverna Cather Payne, was born near Inavale May 1,1882. Her entire life was lived in Webster County where she attended our local school in preparation for the training received in the Grand Island college.
Tragedy struck early in her life in the loss of her mother. Her grandparents, William and Caroline cather, cared for this 18 month old baby as well as making a home for the half-brother, Kyd Clutter, and the cousin Retta Ayer who was also motherless.
On reaching maturity, she assumed the responsibility of homemaking for her father who lived on a farm north of Inavale.
March 15, 1910, she was married to Conley Martin Wilson. Four sons and three daughters were born to them.
Preceding her in death was one son, Charles Richard, who passed away at five years of age.
Remaining to mourn the loss of this loved one are her husband, daughters, Verna Lutz, Retta Hanson, Edna Meyer and her sons James, Frances and Johnny.
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