Wilson Society - Planned Giving

The Wilson Society was established in 2004 to honor those who have include Wilson Health in their estate plans. The first member of the Wilson Society inducted was Harriet Scobey Stephenson who bequeathed $10,000 to the Shelby County Memorial Hospital Association in 1918.

All donors who make a gift to Wilson through their estate planning are recognized as members of The Wilson Society.

New Wilson Society members are also inducted and honored annually at the Friends of Wilson reception held each spring.

Excerpt from the Sidney Daily News November 4, 1930

Endowments Urgently Needed There is a growing need of additional endowment for all hospitals. A recent study of benevolent contributions throughout the United States discloses the fact that only seventy-four out of every thousand such contributions are made to hospitals. This is regrettable and it clearly demonstrates the needs of our thousands of institutions have not been sufficiently impressed on the minds of the people who are capable of helping them. Only in recent years has the public begun to ask itself why a part of the great stream of money that philanthropists pour into college endowment funds should not be diverted to hospitals. After all, what do education and money mean with health?

This holds true yet today.

Living Members:

  • Rebecca Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • Donors (8)
  • Robert S. & Ollie M. Anthony
  • Dorothy A. Barker
  • Walt & Carol Bennett
  • Sondra & Thomas Boecker
  • Joan M. Boltz
  • Dr. Kenneth & Jeanie Bosslet
  • Bruce & Judi Boyd
  • Michael & Mary Burns
  • Dan Chamberli
  • Lawrence & Mary Lou DeMange
  • Wilbur* D. & Ethel M. Estep
  • Douglas M. & Phyllis J. Evans
  • Bonnie & Harry Faulkner
  • Don* R. & Lois M. Fogt
  • Doc* & Hilda Francis
  • Ronald & Patricia Francis
  • Lola N. Heintz
  • Rudy & Rhonda Keister
  • Greg & Deanna Kindell
  • Amy L. Klingler
  • Roger & Lesley McKinstry
  • Tom & Diane Meyer
  • Patrick* H. & Carol B. Milligan
  • Mike & Anne Moore
  • Lisa D. O’Connor
  • Richard & Linda Scott
  • Tom & Sandy Shoemaker
  • James T. & Rose Swiger
  • Tom & Polly Watkins
  • Dr. Randall & Roxanne Welsh
  • Pamela Wheeler

Estate of:

How to become a Wilson Society Member

Become a Wilson Society Member by notifying Bonnie Faulkner, Executive Director that you have included the hospital in your will or estate plan.

Have you included Wilson in your Will? – Complete the attached forms and return to Bonnie Faulkner

Wilson Society Members Benefits Include: 

  • New Members will be inducted at the annual Friends of Wilson Reception 
  • Semi-Annual Wilson Health Foundation Newsletters 
  • Invitation to all Wilson Health events 
  • Invitation to Special Events such as the annual Golf Classic and Ball 
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the facility 
  • Engraved Member Clock
  • Name on the Wilson Society Wall Display


Wilson Society Members

  • Ken Bosslet, Rudy & Rhonda Keister, Jeanie Bosslet


For more information please contact Karla Young, Executive Director at kyoung@wilsonhealth.org or (937) 498-5572.

This information is not intended as financial or legal advice. For financial or legal advice, please consult your financial advisor or attorney.