Lynda M. Wilson


Lynda M. Wilson, 78, Palestine, IL, died June 22, 2020, in the comfort of her home. She was born October 20, 1941, in Lower Sand Ridge, the daughter of Porter Collins and Mary (Bennett) Collins, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Mark Wilson on December 31, 1984, and he preceded her in death on February 19, 2016. She was also preceded in death by five sisters; and by her sons, Donnie Myers (in infancy), Steve Miller and David Miller.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Les Hightshoe (Hutsonville, IL); by her sister, Susie Franklin; by her brothers, Donald Collins and Ed Collins; by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She grew up in the Birds area before starting a family.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the graveside, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share thoughts and memories of Lynda. For the protection of all involved, it is requested that attendees wear face coverings and observe social distancing practices. In the case of inclement weather, it is also recommended that attendees bring an umbrella, as there will be no tent. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit