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Fay & Vertie Marie (Boughner) Wilson

Fay and Vertie Wilson at the time of their wedding.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie Wilson at the time of their wedding
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Comanche County History, Vol. 1, pp. 760-761.

Fay Willard Wilson Family

Fay Willard Wilson of Reno county and Vertie Marie Boughner of Stafford county were married June 1, 1922 at Pratt, Kansas. They lived first in Reno county, then in Pratt county and during the dust bowl days of the 30's, they lived in Stevens county. From there they moved to Stafford county. Then in August of 1942, they moved to Comanche county where they purchased a farm four miles east of Coldwater. When they came, two of their children, Charles Boughner Wilson, 14 years of age, and Carmen Lucille Wilson, 6 years of age, came with them. Their other daughter, Gloria Dean Wilson came in January 1943 and went to work in the AAA office.

Charles and Carmen went to Wilmore to school. Charles decided to go to Coldwater High School his Senior year. So, he graduated from Coldwater and Carmen graduated from Wilmore.

Life was very normal. Then in 1956 - Gloria and Junior Cline, after thirteen years of married life had their first baby; Charles and Loneta (Atteberry) had their second baby; Carmen and Richard Ivy of Wichita were married; Fay ran for the office of State Representative. He won in the primary election, but lost in the general election. In 1957 things got back to a rather normal routine.

The entire Wilson family was involved with the work of the First Christian Church in Coldwater. Vertie was even playing the piano for Sunday School when she was 78 years of age.

Vertie was active in several social clubs - J.U.S., H.D.U., Coffee club, garden club and Holmes Bible Study Club - and enjoys the fellowship of people very much. Fay enjoyed his visiting with his friends and was a very good conversationalist. They both enjoyed the farm, even with the hardships which sometimes came.

Charles became a petroleum engineer, spending most of his adult life in Texas and New Mexico. He and his family did live in Sumatra for six years. Carmen worked with Petroleum Incorporated in Wichita and her husband is purchasing agent for KG & E. Gloria worked in the county offices. She was Deputy County Treasurer with Evelyn Bibb and Cathryn Darroch and was Deputy County Clerk with Marie Ferrin and Bonnie Parcel. Gloria's husband, J.R., better known as Junior, Cline has his own electrical appliance repair shop.

In October of 1966, Fay discovered he had cancer of the lungs. On January 7, 1967 he died from this. Vertie then moved the house from off the farm to Coldwater where she continues to live. Still active in social clubs and church work and keeping close contact with her family.

-- Submitted by Gloria Cline, daughter.


Vertie Marie (Boughner) Wilson

(Funeral Folder)

Vertie Marie Wilson, age 96, died Friday, December 26, 1997, at the Pioneer Lodge Nursing Home, Coldwater, Kansas. She was born October 25, 1901, at rural southern Stafford County, Kansas, the daughter of Charles Lee and Alta (Moore) Boughner.

A resident of Comanche County since 1942, moving from St. John, Kansas, she was a homemaker. Vertie attended Antrim High School, rural St. John, Kansas. She was a member of First Christian Church; Holmes Bible Study Club #1; J.U.S. Club; Home Extension Club; and the Coldwater Country Club; all of Coldwater.

On June 1, 1922, she married Fay Willard Wilson at Pratt, Kansas. After their marriage, Fay and Vertie lived in Haven, Iuka, Hugoton, and St. John, Kansas. In 1942, they bought a farm and moved to Wilmore, Kansas. Fay died January 7, 1967. After her husband's death, Vertie enjoyed golfing and bowling.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Wilton Boughner; two sisters: Verna Keller and Thada Montgomery; two grandsons: Russell Fay Cline and Lonnie Fay Wilson; and a grandaughter: Kathy Wilson.

Survivors include one son and his wife: Charles Boughner and Loneta Wilson of Odessa, Texas; two daughters and their husbands: Gloria and Junior Cline of Coldwater, Kansas; and Carmen and Richard Ivy of Kimberling City, Missouri; five grandchildren: Rhonda Nickel of Coldwater; Steve Wilson of Shreveport, Louisiana; Dean Wilson of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Susan Mayer of Midland, Texas; and Kim Ivy of Douglass, Kansas; and five great grandchildren: C.R. Nickel; Amanda Wilson; and Joshua, Seth, and Dustin Mayer.

Funeral service is at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 1997, at First Christian Church, Coldwater, with Jack Wingate presiding. Interment is at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, in care of Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Box 417, Coldwater, Kansas 67029.


(Funeral Service)

Vertie Marie Wilson

Date of Birth, October 25, 1901
Date of Death, December 26, 1997

Services held, 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 1997
First Christian Church - Coldwater, Kansas

Minister - Jack Wingate
Soloist - Dan Hilt
Accompanist - Sherry Cronin
Songs - "Until Then," "How Great Thou Art"

Pallbearers - J.B. Delaney, Wendell Unruh, Darrol Miller, Rick Beeley, Dwight Unruh, Roger Boisseau

Honorary Pallbearers - Wendell Brown, Jim Herrington, Ivor Pounds, Muriel Gregg, Vernie White, Raymond Cline

Interment - Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas
Arrangements - Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, Kansas


Note by Rhonda Nickel: "rural southern Stafford County, Kansas" corrected from printed "rural southern Stafford, Kansas."


Fay and Vertie Wilson at the time of their wedding.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie Wilson at the time of their wedding
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay and Vertie (Boughner) Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie (Boughner) Wilson
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay and Vertie (Boughner) Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie (Boughner) Wilson
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

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Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Back: Gloria (Wilson) Cline, Charles Wilson, Carmen (Wilson) Ivy.
Front: Vertie (Boughner) Wilson.

This photo was taken in Vertie's home, I believe in the 1980's.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Vertie (Boughner) Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Vertie (Boughner) Wilson
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Vertie (Boughner) Wilson with her daughter, Gloria Dean Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Vertie (Boughner) Wilson with her daughter, Gloria Dean Wilson
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay Wilson with his daughter, Gloria Dean Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay Wilson with his daughter, Gloria Dean Wilson.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Gloria Dean Wilson, 2 years old at left, 3 years old at right.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Gloria Dean Wilson, 2 years old at left, 3 years old at right
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Back:  Gloria Wilson holding Carmen Wilson.
 
Front:  Charles Wilson.
 
Hugoton, Kansas, late 1935 or early 1936.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Gloria Wilson holding Carmen Wilson, Charles Wilson.
Hugoton, Kansas, late 1935 or early 1936.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Gloria Dean Wilson, 16 years old.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Gloria Dean Wilson, 16 years old.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Carmen Wilson, Senior class photo, 1953 Wilmore Tigers yearbook, Wilmore, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Carmen Wilson, Senior class photo
TIGER 1953: The Wilmore School Yearbook, 1952-1953
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay, Vertie and Charles Wilson on the porch of the J.R. 'Junior' and Gloria (Wilson) Cline home in Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay, Vertie and Charles Wilson
on the porch of the J.R. 'Junior' and Gloria (Wilson) Cline home in Coldwater, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay Wilson scooping wheat, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay Wilson scooping wheat
Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay and Vertie Wilson on their farm, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie Wilson on their farm
Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.

Fay and Vertie Wilson on their farm, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.
Fay and Vertie Wilson on their farm
Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Rhonda (Cline) Nickel.


Also see:

Gloria (Wilson) Cline, daughter of Vertie Marie (Boughner) Wilson.

Russell Fay Cline, son of J.R. & Gloria (Wilson) Cline, grandson of Vertie Marie (Boughner) Wilson.

Rhonda (Cline) Nickel, grand-daughter of Vertie Marie (Boughner) Wilson.


Thanks to Rhonda (Cline) Nickel for the above obituary and information.

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