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Jacqueline Barbour Wilson

Jan 22, 2016

Jacqueline Barbour Wilson, 86, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, following her husband John, who passed away in 2008.

Born Oct. 18, 1929, in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of Charm Albright Ruble and Harry Daniel Barbour, both deceased.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 17 years. “Jac” and her husband, raised beef cattle on their Owl Hollow Farm in Jefferson County. Both were career counselors in Montgomery County, Maryland.

In 1950, Jac received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Shepherd University and that was followed by a Master of Science Degree from the University of Maryland with journalism and counseling specialties.

Jac worked at Wheaton (Maryland) High School as chairman of the Guidance Department. Before that, she taught high school English, U.S. History, Speech Journalism, newspaper and yearbook.

She was honored by having a Quill and Scroll Chapter named for her. Her hobby was writing and she penned and patented approximately 30 songs in her lifetime.

The last half of her career, Jac worked at Rock Terrace High School for multiple handicapped teenagers. She initiated regular high school experiences which included prom, senior trip, and graduation commencement.

Jac is survived by her three children, Chet Bradley Wilson (and Kelly), of Dallas, Texas, Jondra Wilson Kershner and Jay B. Wilson, both locally in Charles Town. She is also survived by her sisters, Janice Ruble Simpson (and Wally), of Winchester, Virginia and Lois Ann Barbour Kohlweis (and Jack), of Ocala, Florida. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Edgar Ruble. She is survived by many grandchildren, Logan Wilson (and Kayla), of Wichita, Kansas and Victoria Wilson, of Dallas and Olivia Wilson locally, Jenna Wilson-Ashby and Kylie Charm Kershner in Charles Town, Ava Wilson, Aliza Wilson, Jay Bradley Wilson, and Colton Wilson, all in Charles Town. She is also survived by three great- grandchildren, Brycon, Addison, and Tate Wilson, all of Wichita.

She is also survived by two stepchildren, Susan Jane McGorman (and Dale), of Michigan, and John Thomas Wilson, of Charles Town.

During Jac’s illness, health and personal services were rendered by Caregivers Janet Fellers, Dorothy K Dyke, Wanda Harrell and Kylie Kershner.

Funeral service were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Brown Funeral Home. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.