Molly Wilson


January 2, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Molly Elosia Wilson, 36, of Iola, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at her home in Iola.

Molly was born Oct. 18, 1982, in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of John Daniel Tadlock and Laura Lynn Hughes Tadlock.

The family moved from Weaubleau, Mo., to Yates Center, when Molly was 2 years old. She attended Yates Center schools and enjoyed playing volleyball and softball. She graduated from Yates Center High School with the Class of 2001.

Following high school Molly and Chuck Wilson were married. They became the parents of three children. They were later divorced and Molly moved back to Yates Center.

Molly had a big heart and always put others first. She loved helping people, especially young children and the elderly. She enjoyed fishing and camping and being outdoors. She loved the time she spent with her family and friends. Mostly she loved her children and was a mother others looked up to.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Tadlock, who died in the same tragedy as Molly. She was also preceded by a brother, Seth Daniel Tadlock, in 1997.

She leaves her children, Raylea Elosia, Devon Raymond, and Morgan Ray Wilson, all of the home; her mother and step-father, Lynn and Mark Hobbs of Yates Center; three brothers, John Tadlock and wife Rebecca, Gardner, Issac Tadlock and fiancé Anneliese Gould, Lexington, Mo., and Gabe Hobbs and wife Leah, Eureka; her children’s stepmother, Lyndsay Wilson of Iola,  grandparents, Mary Ann Hayes Hughes and Seth Hayes, Reeds Point, Ore., and Floyd and Helen Hobbs, Yates Center; a number of nieces and nephews who she loved dearly; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday,  at the Cowboy Church in Toronto. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery.

The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested for the Molly Wilson Children’s Education Fund which may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, PO Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.

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