Obituary published Sept. 25, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

Lindell Wilson, age 53 of Santa Fe, passed away Sept. 17, 2013 in his home surrounded by family and friends after a long hard battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 6, 1960 in Litchfield, Ill., the son of Denver Loyal and Mary Fontella Wilson of Santa Fe, Mo.
On Jan. 8, 1983, he was united in marriage to Arlinda Robinett.
Lindell is survived by his wife of 30 years; two sons, Ryan Wilson and wife, Andrea Wilson of Santa Fe and Joshua Wilson of the home; four daughters, Valarie Hightshoe and husband Montgomery "Parry" Hightshoe of Mexico, October Wilson of the home, Stormy Wilson of the home and Kaydence Wilson of the home; three grandsons and nieces and nephews.
Lindell had two very special girls in his life...Kloey and Charlie.
Honorary children in Lindell's life include Pat and Ashley Davis and Darla Chanlar.
Lindell is also survived by his mother, Mary Fontella of Santa Fe; two brothers, Clifford Wilson and Gary Wilson, both of Santa Fe, and one sister, Linda McCallister of Huntsville, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Lindell was a 1978 graduate of Paris R-II High School, attended Family Life Fellowship, and a 30-year member of the Millwright Union of Greater St. Louis.
Memorial service will be held at the Elks Lodge in Mexico, Mo. on Sept. 30, with visitation from 3 to 4.
Memorial service at 4 p.m. followed by pot luck dinner to celebrate his life. Meats and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish.
Memorials can be made to Audrain County Health Department, Hospice or the Monroe County Cancer Supporters in lieu of flowers.