Sue Papalas Wilson 1931-2012

NILES – Sue Spanos Papalas Wilson, 81, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Warren, the daughter of Nick and Georgia Pavlis Spanos.

She was a 1949 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and was employed as an activities assistant at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Home in Niles, retiring in 1991.

Sue attended North Mar Church in Warren and enjoyed crochet, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her first husband, Gus Papalas, whom she married Nov. 25, 1950, died April 27, 1981.

Her second husband, Chuck Wilson, whom she married June 1982, died Sept. 29, 1992.

She will be deeply missed by two sons, Stephen G. Papalas of Niles and Nick G. (Ruth) Papalas of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Argie Kay (Ted) Clay, with whom she made her home; a brother, James Spanos of Niles; two sisters, Joanna (Richie) Pappas of Florida and Kathy (Vaio) Metalios of Baltimore; and four grandchildren, Gus (Nicole) Papalas, Alex (Mark) Taylor, Breanne Papalas and Courtney Clay.

Private funeral services will be held.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

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