DEXTER – Kathleen Frances (Johnson) Wilcox died peacefully Sept. 23, 2012, at home with family lovingly at her side. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Woodland, the daughter of John Victor Johnson and Mildred Leila Green Johnson of Perham.
She was married to Athill G. Wilcox for 57 years, until his death Sept. 6, 2008. Kathleen was employed by Dexter Shoe Co. for 21 years and then retired to help raise her grandchildren. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Dexter, where she served as church treasurer for many years.
She is survived by her son, Timothy and his wife, Linda, of Boothbay; her son, Kenneth and his wife, Audrey, of Dexter; her sisters, Viola and her husband, Joe, Cora, Helen, and Carolyn and her husband, Vincent; one brother, Oscar of Dexter and North Dexter; five grandchildren, Michael and his wife, Heather, Mandie and her husband, Josh, Aimee and her husband, Ken, Allison, and Scott and his wife, Kelly; six great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mabel Hewitt and Leona Elderkin; and a grandson, Bruce.
A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring St., Dexter, where visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring St., Dexter, ME 04930. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.