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Lois Wilkinson


Lois Wilkinson, 88, of Carbon died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Corning Specialty Care.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 701 Seventh St., in Corning with Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Strand Lutheran Cemetery. Open visitation with family present will be prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Lois Marie Wilkinson, daughter of Cliff and Lillian (Hendrickson) Haley, was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Adams County on a farm near Strand and was raised by her grandparents, Hiram and Clara Hendrickson. She attended country school, and later Corning High School.

On Feb. 8, 1948, Lois married Harold Wilkinson at the Strand Lutheran Church. She worked as a waitress in many restaurants in Adams County, and later at the Corning Nursing Home for several years. Lois then began working at the Adams County Farm for 15 years and then driving a school bus for Corning Public Schools until her retirement.

Lois was a lifelong member of Strand Lutheran Church and member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Lois is survived by her children, Gaylord (Libbie) Wilkinson of Corning and Linda (Barney) Szabo of Des Moines; daughter-in-law Pixie Wilkinson of Corning; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Delores Jackson of Red Oak; brothers-in-law, Roylan Wilkinson of Redding, California, and Bob Wilkinson of Fort Worth, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold; son Virgil Dean; sisters, Twylla Dicks and Della Marjorie Haley; and brother Jack Haley.

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