Wilson, Arlene

Paid Obituary

Arlene Joan (Barden) Wilson, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of Sylvania, Ohio, and Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 29, 2019.   

Arlene was born July 1, 1939, in Wauseon, Ohio. 

Arlene served as a school treasurer for many schools in Ohio for more than 40 years. She was also active in her local and state school business officials’ associations. 

Arlene will be remembered for her humor, smile and always having a positive attitude. 

Eclesiasties 3:1,4  “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”.

Let this be a time to laugh and a time to dance. 

She is survived by her children Holly Wilson, Steven (and Jody) Wilson, and Gretchen (and Sam) Strausbaugh; six grandchildren, Sadie (and Austin) Piller, Spencer (and Esther) Strausbaugh, Demma Strausbaugh, Noah Strausbaugh, Quinton Strausbaugh and Nolan Wilson; and great-grandson Banks Piller. 

For this family Arlene is eternally grateful. They have been the joy of her life. Arlene is also survived by her sister Bette Hudnutt and many nieces and nephews. 

In memory of Arlene, please donate to the charity of your choice and “always remember me as your friend.” 

A private memorial service will be planned in the future. Arrangements were handled by Schoedinger Worthington Chapel in Worthington.

Arlene and her family wish to thank all the blood donors and the American Red Cross that helped her live her life to the end. Also, thanks to the staff in the infusion clinic at The James Cancer Hospital and Dr. Alison Walker and her staff.