Lynn C. Wilson
1944 - 2020
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Lynn s. Wilson

Born: May 5, 1944; in Louisville, KY

Died: January 18, 2020; in Lisle, IL

Lynn C. (nee Sanders) Wilson, the consummate Southern Lady and Kentucky Colonel, passed peacefully the morning of January 18, 2020 in her Lisle home with her loving husband Robert W. Wilson, "Kermit", at her side. A generous soul, she made personal sacrifices for the betterment of her family, and extended that benevolence to others less fortunate. Born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 5, 1944 to Dr. Grover B. Sanders and Lida S. Sanders, she attended Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri), and the University of Kentucky. She met her husband while attending UK and started a family soon thereafter. After migrating to Lisle in 1971, she established a legacy of philanthropy that was recognized and appreciated. She began a tradition of Red Wagon Delivery to Giving Trees at Christmas time that became an anticipated and a trademark that was identified with her. Additionally, she was generous with her time as well being active with the Lisle park district's baseball and soccer leagues, and as the Lisle school system.

In addition to her history of giving, she was a great fan of her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, a true Cubs fan that rejoiced their 2016 Championship and an ardent connoisseur of Coca-Cola (no varieties, just good old-fashioned Classic Coke).

She will be missed and forever loved by her survivors: husband Robert Wilson; her four children, Sarah Welleford, Robert (Beth) Wilson, Michael (Natalie) Wilson and Ann (Russell) Heinl; and her 13 grandchildren that she treasured beyond everything (William, Andrew, Nathan, Michael, Ryan, Abigail, Robert, Madelyn, Lauren, Elizabeth, Kaitlin, Caroline and Matthew); and her brothers John Sanders in Brentwood, TN, and William McCann Sanders in Lexington, KY.

Arrangements will be held at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Lisle this weekend. Please check their website for dates and details at or call 630-964-9392 for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations to organizations that support education and reading, such as the Book Angels program at Anderson's Bookshops, would be appreciated.

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jan. 30, 2020.
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January 23, 2020
Lynn was one of those very special people who, even as years pass and lives change, will always be remembered as a kind, generous and caring heart with a wonderful laugh... She was also a mom who would spread her love of children even well beyond her own. You'll be missed by many, Lynn, including some you didn't even realize, who still hold you and Bob dearly in their hearts and prayers. God bless you, Bob, and your beautiful family...

Jim & Barb Filliung
Waynesville, NC
Jim & Barb Filliung
January 23, 2020
Lynn was a sharp lady and a pleasure to work with. I will miss her candor and practical way of handling life.
Bridget Lona
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