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Karen L. (Mesick) Wilson

December 9, 1939 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 79)


Cobleskill- Karen L. Wilson, 79, of Jay St., passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at her home while under the loving care of her family.

Born December 9, 1939 in Albany, she was the daughter of George W.  and Mildred M. (Collins) Mesick.  Karen was raised in Seward, NY, attended the one room schoolhouse located in Seward until 6th grade and then attended the former Cobleskill Central School and graduated in 1958.

On November 9, 1963, she married James T. Wilson and together they raised their two children in Cobleskill.  Active in her community, Karen was a 60-year member of the Cobleskill Fire Department Auxiliary, served 40 years with the Red Cross as Disaster Assistant/Shelter Volunteer, was a Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Schoharie County Historical Society and Cobleskill Historical Society along with volunteering at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie.  Karen was also a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Seward, and local DAR Chapter, served on the board of Seward Valley Cemetery, volunteered for the March of Dimes fundraisers and was a member of the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

For many years she was a receptionist for Dr. Jay V. Dewell in Cobleskill. Before her children she worked at Fenimore Fabrics, Olsen’s Clothing Store and the P & C Grocery Store.

Cherishing her memories are her husband, James T. Wilson; two children:  Daniel (Jane) Wilson of Thorndale, PA and Eilene Fisher of Cobleskill; six grandchildren:  Nicole Wilson, Aidan Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Mary Katharine Wilson, Thomas Fisher and Joseph Fisher; her faithful companion/grand dog, Hank; her great-grand puppy Ranger. She is also survived by her siblings; George W (Nancy) Mesick of Montross, VA; Janice (late Gerald) Hamm of Middleburgh, NY; Jill Hauser of Ballston Spa, NY; Peter (Cynthia) Mesick of Latham, NY; Betsy (Mark) Goodwin of Andover, ME; Nancy (William) Bartholomew of Cobleskill, NY.

A memorial service will be held at 1PM on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mesick St., Seward with Rev. Dr. Hahn officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Seward Valley Cemetery, Dorloo.  Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation from 3PM to 6PM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions in Karen’s memory may be made to Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary, PO Box 697, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Helios Care (formerly Catskill Area Hospice), 297 River St. Service Road, Suite 1, Oneonta, NY 13820.


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November 23, 2019

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Memorial Service
November 24, 2019

1:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
114 Mesick St.
Seward, NY 12043


Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary
PO Box 697, Cobleskill NY 12043

Helios Care
297 River Street Service Road Suite 1, Oneonta NY 13820
Tel: 1-607-432-5525

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