Woman leaves $1M in gifts

Marian Wilson, who died in September, is leaving nearly $1 million in gifts to the community. Two churches, the Bowlus, library and historical society will receive gifts.

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May 25, 2021 - 9:50 AM

Marian Wilson

Marian Wilson, who died in September at the age of 91, is leaving nearly $1 million in gifts to the community.

Beneficiaries include her late husband’s church, First Christian Church, and the Church of the Nazarene, of which she was a long-time member. Both churches will receive $240,000.

Additionally, the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola Public Library and Allen County Historical Society will receive $160,000 apiece, Iola attorney Clyde Toland, executor of Wilson’s estate, announced.

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