Edith Viola “Vickie” Wilson

Alton 03/13/2019

Edith Viola “Vickie” Wilson, 91, died at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Alton Memorial Hospital.  Born March 3, 1928 in Oblong, IL, she was the daughter of Pearl Otis and Julia May Tracy.  Mrs. Wilson worked at a garment factory in Marine, IL where she learned how to sew.  She also worked for Kas Potato Chips passing out free samples as well as the Winchester Division of Olin Brass and for Eunice Smith Nursing Home.  On May 24, 1984 she married Ray L. Wilson in Wood River.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 2017.  Surviving are two sons, Lonnie Autery of Alton and Gary Autery (Linda) of Brighton, one step-son, Robert Kempfer (Margie) of Pensacola, FL, two step-daughters, Sherry Cobb (Don) of Palmyra, TN, and Terry Haskell (Ron) of Centerville, MO, four grandchildren, James Autery (Lindee), Jason Autery (Andrea), Nicholas Autery, Emily Thatcher (Jason), seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Max, Ava, Brock, and Kayden Autery, and Jackson and Logan Thatcher, six step grandchildren, Billy Haskell (Kelly), Scott Haskell (Luci Janu), Mike Haskell (Kim), John Haskell (Kami), Louie Lafitk and Leia Welk, 14 step great-grandchildren, Luden, Eva, Goldie, Makalia, Quentin, Dakota, Kaden, Trendon, and Zofia Haskell, Shayla Haskell, L.J. Laftik, Emry, Evan and Kayley Welk.  Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Dean Tracy and a sister, Norma Applebee.  Visitation will be from 4:00-until time of funeral at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Reverend Joyce Anders will officiate.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

Subscribe for FREE today.
Get breaking news, sports, obits, shop local deals, weather forecasts, classifieds, video and more delivered directly to your email inbox.

We want to hear from you. Provide your thoughts and comments below.

Follow Us

200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200