Imogene Wilson

October 17, 1922 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 98)


Imogene Baber Wilson 98, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 9:45 P.M. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.

Imogene was born on October 17, 1922 in Deedsville, Indiana the daughter of Roscoe C. and Golda F. (Heckathorn) Baber and grew up in Macy, Indiana. Imogene graduated from Rochester High School and she married Taylor "Ed" Wilson in May, 1941. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2009.  Imogene and Ed were the owners of Ed Wilson's Men and Boys' Wear in Rochester.

They were members of Grace United Methodist Church. She was active in Tri Kappa and played in Bridgerama for many years, rejoining the group in her 90s.  She loved fishing, teaching all her grandkids how to filet a bluegill.  She and Ed enjoyed many golf trips to Maui and to Callaway Gardens.  She enjoyed crocheting, and was happy to knit scarves for the Colts Super Bowl project.  She was an avid jigsaw and crossword puzzle worker, and continued to enjoy playing bridge until Covid- 19 shut down the bridge tables.

Survivors include daughters, Connie Kessler (Evan), Brownsburg, Indiana, Laurie Venable (Jim), Prospect, Kentucky, grandchildren, Elizabeth Katchka (Christian), Fort Washington, Maryland, Kinsey Katchka, Raleigh, North Carolina, Ben Venable, Charlotte, North Carolina, Matt Venable (Shelli), Louisville, Kentucky, sister, Betty Jo Benedict, Kokomo, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful to the staff at Wynnfield Crossing for the love and care they provided during Imogene's time there. Special gratitude goes to her caregivers, Ronda Adams and Sharon Rock.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at



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