Lisa Beth Jenkins Wilson, 61, of Brookville, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born on August 17, 1956 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Francis S. “Bud” and Carolyn Suiter Jenkins, Jr.
She attended Ball State University, earning both a B.A. and an M.A. Lisa taught for Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools for 34 years, first at East Central and then the newly opened Sunman-Dearborn Middle School, and retired in 2012. She met the love of her life, Alan “Kris” Wilson shortly after starting her teaching career and they were married on March 15, 1980 at Fortville Christian Church. Lisa was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Dearborn County Retired Teacher Association and Klemme’s Corner United Church of Christ. She also served a term on the Hanover College Parents Association Board. Lisa loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed traveling. .
Those surviving who will cherish Lisa’s memory include her husband of 37 years, Kris Wilson; sons, Kyle M. (Chelsea Leeder) Wilson of Monmouth, IL and Tyler (Amber Oakes) Wilson of Hamilton, OH; her mother, Carolyn S. Jenkins and brother, Matthew (Joani) Jenkins, both of Fortville; mother-in-law, Maribel Wilson of Brookville; and brothers-in-law, Stephen (Joey) Wilson of Pine, CO and Michael (Sharon) Wilson of Brookville. She was preceded in death by her father Bud Jenkins, Jr. and father-in-law, George A. Wilson.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Klemmes Corner United Church of Christ. A Celebration of Lisa’s life will be led by Kathi Elliott at 1 p.m and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Klemmes Corner United Church of Christ. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.
The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Lisa J. Wilson.