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Shirley Austin Wilson

August 18, 1937 — July 21, 2021

Shirley “Elaine” Austin Wilson, 83, of Wooster, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Wayne County Care Center.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 31 at 1 pm at the College Hills Retirement Community Center.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster.   Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Elaine was born August 18, 1937 in Graysville, PA. to Brad and Mary {Sanders} Burns.

She married Oscar Austin on March 31, 1956.  He died in 2005.  She then married Thomas Wilson in 2007. He died in 2007.

Elaine worked for CNC Metal Products in Wooster for many years. She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Wooster.

Elaine enjoyed motorcycles with her first husband Oscar. She also enjoyed gospel music, loved Jesus, and helping anyone who needed it. Survivors include sister Eileen Rutkin of Baltic, and brothers: Jay Burns of CA., Roy (Karen) Burns of Mt. Eaton, Jerry (Peggy), Ronnie (Jackie), Larry (Connie), Kenny (Carol) Burns all of Wooster. She loved her nieces and nephews and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Oscar and Thomas, and brothers Duane, Dorwin, and Danny Burns.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

College Hills Retirement Community Center


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