Elleanor Koch Wilson


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Elleanor Koch Wilson

November 27, 1931 – February 21, 2021

Elleanor Koch Wilson, age 89, died on February 21, 2021, in Richmond. She was predeceased by her parents Steele Blair and Jennie Harvey Koch; her siblings Daniel Koch and Sarah May; her beloved son, H. Blair Wilson; and grandson Charles Wilson.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Hugh M. Wilson, of Richmond; and her children Byron (Cindy) of Holly Grove, Elleanor Wilson of Richmond, Wendell (Linda) of Mechanicsville, Clay (Kelly) of Glen Allen; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Wilson, of Mineral; as well as nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Nancy Koch and Pat Wilson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Following her graduation from Longwood College in 1954, Elleanor served in the American Red Cross and was assigned to the US Army in Korea at the 38th Parallel. Elleanor began her teaching career at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. After marrying, she taught a number of subjects including physical education, science, history and art in both private and public schools in Albemarle, Louisa and Goochland counties. She retired from Goochland County Schools.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021, in the Holly Grove Christian Church Cemetery.

Graveside Service


Holly Grove Christian Church Cemetery


February 26. 2021


11:00 a.m.

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  1. Sharon Carpentere February 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful lady! So very much loved by all that crossed her paths. It has been such a blessing just knowing this beautiful lady and her family.She loved unconditionally and loved her Lord and Savior. May she RIP and go home to be with her family that have gone before her. We will miss you dear lady. Love, George and Sharon

  2. Tasha Barlow February 24, 2021 at 11:56 am - Reply

    A truly beautiful soul. She was not my Nana, but she made me feel like she was my Nana and I called her Nana Wilson. She always smiled. I will miss her beautiful smile. She raised such wonderful men. I know each one, but my special one is Uncle Blair. Rest now Nana Wilson with your son and grandson. Give them hugs for me. Love the Wilson family (all) as if they are my own family.
    Love, Tasha Barlow

  3. June Parrish Perkins February 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    We were co-workers back in the late 80’s at Kanawha Elem. in Goochland. Such a lovely lady with a wealth of love & knowledge to share with her students as well has co-workers. Prayers for the family.

  4. Lesley Alford February 24, 2021 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful, sweet, caring lady! I remember carpooling with Elleanor when taking our boys, Clark and Bruce to summer football practice before they could drive themselves. I enjoyed her friendship so much over the years and those of her wonderful family. May you feel God’s presence and comfort through the days ahead. Much love!

  5. Jackie Knighton-Luck February 24, 2021 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Wendell & family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeff & Jackie Knighton-Luck
    Dorsey & Elsie Knighton

  6. Donna Koch February 25, 2021 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I will always remember Aunt Eleanor as a very kind person. She always listened to everything I said when I was a kid and always seemed interested in whatever it was. I will always remember her beautiful smile!! I will miss you Aunt Eleanor!!

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