Barbara Killion (Wilson)
Barbara Ann Wilson Killion passed from this life surrounded by family on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
She was born on August 2, 1929 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Howard F. Wilson and Fern Parks Wilson. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert E. Killion. She is survived by her sister Catherine Wilson Cullen and her three children; Kirk and Donna of Grove, Oklahoma; Kathy Lombardi and Kevin of Florence, Alabama; Kent and Gwen of Louisville, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; Court, Aaron, Kyle, Scott, Barbara Grace, Chris, Denise, Corey, Cole, Mallory; and seven great-grandchildren.
Barbara graduated from Blackwell High School in 1947. During high school, she played flute in the band and was member of the Rainbow Girls. After high school, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. On December the 19, 1949, she married Robert E. Killion at the First Christian Church in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Together they had two sons and a daughter who they raised in South Texas, Canada, Italy, England, New Orleans and eventually settling in Houston, Texas.
After retiring in 1990, Barbara and Bob moved to Grove, Oklahoma. She and Bob joined the Methodist Church in Grove in August of 1990 where she was an active member. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for fifty years. She actively supported Lendonwood Gardens, serving on the Board of Directors for several years. Since 1991, she has been a member of PEO, helping to establish a chapter in Grove, Oklahoma and serving as a past president of Chapter GG.
She loved fishing, her dog Alice, bridge and card games, football especially OU football and cooking. She was a fantastic home cook. There was never a guest that didn’t come away full from wonderful food at Barbara’s house. She always started dinner with the phrase “Bon Appetite Tutti”.
Private family services are planned at a later date in Blackwell, Oklahoma. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of Grove, Oklahoma. Arrangements entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.